37 Record-Store Clerks Feared Dead in Yo La Tengo Concert Disaster, read one of The Onions funniest-ever headlines. So although Sonic Boom Records had YLTs James McNew design a t-shirt for the stores 10th anniversary, I wont go there. Jason Hughes and Nabil Ayers outposts (in Fremont, Ballard, and Capitol Hill) are colorful, small-ish enclaves of musical diversity (and the clerks are hot). The store and label enjoys 10 years of successful record slinging this month with a (free, while supplies last!) double compilation CD, and a bunch of in-stores (Maria Taylor plays at the Ballard spot at 4 p.m. today). Also tonight, Hughes and Ayers are given reign over 107.7 The Ends local music show, The Young & The Restless, playing two hours of their favorite Northwest music. Hughes promises some of the artists from SB Records will make the cut, while Ayers is raiding his archived Top 10 lists. Im sure Ill play something from The Blood Brothers Crimes, because its one of the best albums ever, he says.
Sun., Sept. 30, 4 p.m., 2007