NEWSFLASH! There is yet another great new record store in Oakland! Stranded opened just a few months ago. They have loads of luxurious vinyl (both used and new). They are also having some fucking fantastic events. This Thursday, December 13th, Stranded is putting on a very funky X-mas party at the faaabulous White Horse Bar. The ultimate hair salon, Down at Lulu’s, will co-host the evening. The show features country space pyscho, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy plus DJ Russell Quan (of The Mummies, Dukes of Hamburg, etc….).

Monday, December 17th, there will be an in-store performance with El Vez, the Mexican Elvis! Celebrate Mex-Mas! 7pm, all ages, free!

Earlier this month, Stranded had Sylvie Simmons, music writer for Mojo magazine. She just completed her latest biography I’m Your Man: The life of Leonard Cohen (if you can’t find it anywhere else, buy it from Amazon). After reading of Leonard’s hopeless pursuit of Nico, Sylvie busted out a ukulele and sang some inspired Cohen covers, including the first Cohen song she ever heard, “Sisters of Mercy.”

Buy records! Support your local shops!! See more live music!!!