Saturday
4/20/2024
2 PM

RSD 2024 - PHOTOS!, AUTOGRAPHS! - DAVE WAKELING (THE ENGLISH BEAT)

Cactus Music is proud to present The English Beat's Dave Wakeling for Photos!, Autographs! during your favorite time of the year -- RECORD STORE DAY!


Purchase any official Rhino reissues by The English Beat and receive a wristband to guarantee your place in line to meet founding member, Dave Wakeling.  Cactus is delighted to present this opportunity for music fans to meet this important musician, get an autograph, and pose for a photo.

If you'd like to purchase these albums online, please choose a title, and follow the link. Please note that you will receive one wristband per title purchase. Your order will be available for pickup on the day of the event, Saturday, 4/20/24.

Interested in getting The English Beat's RSD 2024 title? You'll have an opportunity to grab your copy on Record Store Day. This title, however, is limited to one copy per person.

- I Just Can't Stop It: Expanded [Indie Exclusive CD]

- I Just Can't Stop It [SYEOR 24 Exclusive Magenta LP]

- I Just Can’t Stop It (Expanded) [RSD Black Friday 2023] LP

Saturday
4/13/2024
1:00 PM

CACTUS FLOWERS - IN-STORE PERFORMANCE

Among the latest to emerge from a Texas psych-rock tradition that goes back more than fifty years, Houston’s Cactus Flowers announce the release of their sophomore full-length Elation with leadoff single “Dead Moon Rising.”

Once again, frontwoman/bandleader Jessica A.M. channels the power of a live volcano through her guitar rig, her tone pouring through your speakers like scorching lava. Meanwhile, her mystical lyrics convey a dreamlike, starry-eyed romanticism spiked with a bite of attitude. Raised by a mom who photographed bands for Rolling Stone during the magazine’s counter-culture heyday, Jessica was, believe it or not, a late bloomer when it came to playing rock music. Originally, her path seemed to point in the direction of her formal violin training.

But once she discovered the electric guitar in college, the die was cast. And when she met drummer and musical soulmate Mark Carcamo, a chemical reaction catalyzed, giving rise to Cactus Flowers’s intoxicating cocktail of psychedelia, fuzz, doom and classic rock. “It took me like 7 or 8 years to craft my sound,” Jessica explains. But once it clicked, there was no turning back.

Recorded by Grammy-winning producer Steve Christensen (Khruangbin, Steve Earle), Elation is a super-charged, almost monolithic realization of the band’s vision, which now includes bassist John Griffith (who produced the band’s debut full-length, 2019’s Incantations). Fittingly enough, the band wrote the bulk of Elation on numerous desert drives from Texas to the West Coast. Taken together, the songs take the listener on a fuzz-soaked musical journey of inner self discovery.

Friday
4/12/2024
5:30 PM

SOUTHALL - IN-STORE PERFORMANCE

Read Southall can sure turn a phrase. “This record is the gasoline for the love machine,” he says of his band’s new album, the exhilarating and self-titled Southall. The proud Oklahoma workingman isn’t exaggerating. The record sparks and burns with 11 crank-it-up songs that expertly combine country, rock & roll, and the dust and grit of the band’s native Red Dirt scene.

Saturday
4/6/2024
3:00 PM

FREDDIE STEADY's WILD COUNTRY - IN-STORE PERFORMANCE

There are good reasons why Freddie Steady Krc has a Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas Academy of Music, a Texas Tornado Award from Buddy Magazine, and is in the Texas Music Hall of Fame. And his rich musical history all comes together in his Freddie Steady’s Wild Country project, a setting in which the music of his many incarnations all comes together.

Krc took front and center on the guitar with his Western folk rock outfit, The Shakin’ Apostles, his rock and roll band The Freddie Steady 5, and with his country band, Freddie Steady’s Wild Country. It captured what we now call Americana even before the term existed. And that’s why he has revived Wild Country as the perfect catch-all setting for his wide-ranging gumbo of Texas musical sounds. Whether playing electric or acoustic, large hall or house concert, Freddie’s always rocking, always steady.

Thursday
3/21/2024
5:30 PM

LISTENING PARTY! - FLETCHER "IN SEARCH OF THE ANTIDOTE"

🗣️Calling all area Houston @findingxFLETCHER fans! 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟱:𝟯𝟬-𝟲:𝟯𝟬 𝗣𝗠 for an early indie record store listening party for her new album ‘In Search Of The Antidote’ (𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 03/22/24)!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

• The event is free to attend! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

• Free poster for attendees (while supplies last)⠀

• Enter to win raffle for exclusive #Fletcher merch 🙌⠀⠀

• Free refreshments 🍻⠀⠀⠀

• 𝗣𝗹𝘂𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂'𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗯𝘂𝗺 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆! 𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙧: 𝘸𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴𝘯'𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦. 𝘐𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲‼️ ⠀⠀⠀

Fletcher returns with sophomore album, In Search Of The Antidote, detailing the journey of finding the antidote in life and the many forms it can take. Through singles like “Eras Of Us,” “Lead Me On” and more, Fletcher shares the different realizations, ego deaths, personal rebirths and more, that encompass what it means to be on a true soul search. She shows both the beauty and brutality of what it means to be a human being on an ever-evolving quest back to one’s own heart.

Saturday
3/16/2024
3:00 PM

MEET THE AUTHOR - PETER JESPERSON "EUPHORIC RECALL" w/ BOB RUGGIERO

“In the '80s, the Twin Cities became the center of a bustling indie rock scene, and Peter Jesperson was in the thick of it all.” NPR

"Jesperson’s all-encompassing love of music runs through every page of Euphoric Recall" Uncut

"Euphoric Recall is an essential resource for Replacements fans…" Pop Matters

"…a bombastic, fun portrait of a life in music well live, with enough fun for those seeking humour in those well-trodden Replacements stories, but also enough interesting detailed insight into the music industry as a whole to captivate even the biggest music geek. An excellent read." Spill

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I have been a music fanatic all my life. My first job in the field was distributing British rock weekly the New Musical Express in 1972. I was hired at Oar Folkjokeopus (record store) the following year, was made manager in 1975, and worked there until the summer of '83. In 1977 I co-founded Twin/Tone Records, primarily handling A&R and distribution. In 1980 I discovered and signed The Replacements, soon became their manager and co-produced their first four albums. Other notable signings include Soul Asylum, Vic Chesnutt, Chuck Prophet, and Ben Lee. In 1983 I became interim tour manager for R.E.M. I DJ-ed at KRSI-KFMX ('74-'75), rock club The Longhorn ('77 -'81) and at Rev 105 (’94-’97). I moved to Los Angeles in 1995 to work Twin/Tone releases with the help of Restless Records. I joined New West Records in 1999 as VP of A&R and Production. I went freelance in 2016, doing A&R, production, and music-related writing. In November of 2023, I released a memoir, Euphoric Recall, regarding my half century in the music business.

Saturday
3/2/2024
1:00 PM

THE VALERY TRAILS - IN-STORE PERFORMANCE

After almost a decade of operation as a transcontinental project, with members separated by an ocean, guitarist/vocalist Andrew Bower returned from Houston, Texas to his hometown of Brisbane Australia in 2020, joining his brother Sean Bower (bass) and Dan McNaulty (drums).

After navigating some pandemic-related complications, this increased togetherness resulted in The Valery Trails' fourth album, The Sky is Blue, released in August 2022. The album was warmly received on both sides of the Pacific, charting on US specialty and college radio and with strong support from Australian community radio.

A headline tour of Australia’s east coast also served to raise the band’s profile in Australia, and the band are enjoying the chance to play more shows, as live performances were a rare occasion while the previous geographic arrangements were in place.

Friday
2/23/2024
5:30 PM

GALVEZTON presents SOME KINDA LOVE (Velvet Underground Tribute) - IN-STORE PERFORMANCE

Some Kinda Love is a 9 song collection of songs by The Velvet Underground that GALVEZTON recorded live in their Galveston, TX studio last year. The band that night/early dawn was made up of: Robert Kuhn (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rob Bastien (lead guitar, background vocals), Jahrel Pickens (keyboards, background vocals), Dave Jacoby (bass),

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It wouldn’t be a #CactusMusic post if we didn’t have at least one ridiculous pose 😎Scroll 👉to see the inspiration for the pose. ⠀ ⠀ The crew with preview pics of a few @recordstoredayus #RSD2024 releases! These titles will be available next 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟰/𝟮𝟬/𝟮𝟰 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭𝟬-𝟴 𝗣𝗠! ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ •@PARAMORE - 𝗥𝗲: 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗜𝘀 𝗪𝗵𝘆 (𝘙𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘹 + 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘥)⠀ ⠀ Never-before released on a physical format double colored vinyl. Includes #ThisIsWhy (Original Version)⠀ ⠀ •#TeamSleep - 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽 (𝘎𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘝𝘪𝘯𝘺𝘭) ⠀ ⠀ Team Sleep features #ChinoMoreno from #Deftones, plus #ToddWilkinson and #CrookOne. This self-titled release is their only album, originally released in 2005 and now on vinyl for the first time.⠀ ⠀ •#TalkingHeads - 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗪𝗖𝗢𝗭 𝟳𝟳⠀ ⠀ Previously unreleased in full, this celebrated live performance recorded live in 1977 for WCOZ that originally appeared on “The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads” is available as a 2LP collection.⠀ ⠀ •#TheCure - 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝗽 (40𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘺) ⠀ ⠀ This set features founding drummer of The Cure Lol Tolhurst on keyboards and then-new drummer Andy Andreson on the skins. ⠀ ⠀ •#DevinTheDude - 𝗔𝗰𝗼𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘶𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘚𝘮𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘺 𝘎𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘹𝘺 𝘝𝘪𝘯𝘺𝘭)⠀ ⠀ Making It’s debut on vinyl this timeless classic, celebrated for its hazy, laid-back vibes and undeniable authenticity, is the perfect companion for your next session.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #houstonvinyl #houstonvinylstore #houstonrecordstore #indieisbetter #cactusmusic ⁣⁣#nowspinning #vinylrecord #vinyligclub #vinylcommunity #instavinyl #vinyladdict #recordcollection #vinylcollector #shoplocalhouston