East Bay Express is accepting ballots for their annual "Best of the East Bay" poll. Vote for us if you think we're the best Record Store and/or Label in the East Bay! http://posting.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/Survey?survey=3931447
We are actively looking to buy collections large and small. Bring us your used vinyl and tapes and we'll give you cash or in store credit. All sorts of genres wanted! You can come by any day from 11am to 7pm. Anyone at the counter can help you!
Friday April 4th from 7pm to 10pm. Free and All Ages! The last show Gary had here was by far the most successful opening we've ever had. Fantastic original art from the front man of The Dicks and Sister Double Happiness at very affordable prices. Gary will also be playing a short acoustic set. DO NOT MISS THIS!
Endless thanks to those of you who donated over the last few months. We were able to raise enough to finish the project and we're back open bigger than ever! Come down and see the results for yourself or like us on Instagram #1234gorecords to see the photos!
Happy New Year everyone!
Hope everyone made it through safe and sound! There's big changes afoot here at 1-2-3-4 Go! that we want to tell you about....
1-2-3-4 Go! is actually in a bit of bind at the moment. We have completely tapped out our current store front once again and we're starting to overflow. The store desperately needs more space for records and we also want to give people more of what they've been looking for here; Turntables, Needles, an expanded book/zine section, etc. We have been racking our brains to try and figure out how to come up with the space to accomodate all this in our existing store. Up until a few weeks ago the only option seemed to be to take up some of the show space. Something we really don't want to do because wants you start chipping away at it, it won't be long before it's all gone.
Then a miracle of sorts happened. A few weeks ago we were told our next door neighbors would be leaving and we could take a section of their space for an expansion. The catch is that we need to take the space by February 1st or it would go to someone else. As a small business with employees to take care of and regular bills to pay we don't tend to have a lot of extra expansion capital on hand, especially on short notice. So we come to you, the good people who have supported us all these years and ask for you to join us in bringing the store to this next level and to continue to offer the great music and art we have been in our venue space.
In order to complete this expansion we need to do the following;
•Knock out the adjoining wall.
•Paint the interior and exterior to match our existing space
•All new lighting that will stretch the length of both spaces.
•Build additional custom fixtures; record bins, shelving etc.
•Purchase new product; Records, books, supplies, turntables etc.
•Purchase new Mic's, Cords and Stands for the venue.
•Close the store for 7 to 14 days (oof!)
Our plan is to have our Grand Re-Opening on March 15th to coincide with our 6th anniversary. We will have a sale during the day and a private event from 7pm to 10pm with food, drinks and music for supporters who come in at the $50 and above level who RSVP.
Whenever we expand or renovate we only use local independent artists and craftsmen so the money you give us not only helps us but carries right on through to the rest of the community.
What do you get in all of this besides the satisfaction of helping us grow? Mighty good question! We'd never ask for anything without wanting to give you something back. We've got a variety of Perks for every support level. Check out the list at the link below. There's something cool at every level!
Anything you can give is HUGELY appreciated. Thank you so much for your time and here's to bigger and better new years for everyone!
Anything going on at 1-2-3-4 Go! for these days? THERE IS! Friday we'll be open at 10am and all used items are 15% off! We'll have a ton of exclusive releases on hand as always. Saturday we're switching things up and all new items are 10% off. Tell your friends! Bring a date! Reunite with old school chums! Get something for your mom! Buy two things for yourself! Just get down here on November 29th and 30th!
After an unfortunate production delay due to a defect the new Hard Skin single so is shipping now! We're did 200 on fluorescent pink vinyl for mail order/in store pick up only and the rest are on Black. The 7" features an alternate version of "Two Bob Cunt", "Fuck It" (previously unreleased) and "We Are The Wankers" (previously released in Japan). ORDER HERE
We are very proud to announce that Twin Steps are official members of the 1-2-3-4 Go! Records family now! We fell head over heals in love with their truly impressive live show and uncanny ability to infuse elements of classic soul, pop, and experimental rock 'n' roll. Fans of surfy guitar licks, syrupy '60's pop melodies with intricate drum beats, and yelping harmonies need apply!
To kick things off we've got a brand new 7" single called "Plague Songs" coming out August 13th and a very limited cassette release that has the two songs from the 7" paired with their 10" EP "Serial Parade" and a special unreleased bonus track to boot! Both are available for pre-order now in our webstore by clicking this handy if a bit long link http://www.1234gorecords.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=73You can also stream both tracks from the single and do a digital pre-order over on BandCamp by going to this link http://1234gorecords.bandcamp.com/album/twin-steps-plague-songs .
Twin Steps are also headed out on a national tour that kicks off here in Oakland on July 24th! Do not miss them if they are coming through your town. They do not disappoint! Some of these dates will be filled in over the next week. We'll keep you updated or you can check out they're facebook page over at https://www.facebook.com/Twinstepss
WED 7/24 - Oakland, CA @ The Uptown w/ Creepers https://www.facebook.com/events/1388693954680811/
THUR 7/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Church of Fun w/ Michael Vidal + Mothers of Gut
FRI 7/26 - Long Beach, CA @ HOUSE SHOW! w/ Peg + Gorgeous + Wild Pack of Canaries
SAT 7/27 - Phoenix, AZ @ TRUNKSPACE w/ ST RANGER + Bear State + Webbs + Packrat https://www.facebook.com/events/212378112245443/
SUN 7/28 - ABQ, NM @ GOLD HAUS!
MON 7/29 - Denton, TX @ Andy's w/ Cleanup
TUES 7/30 - Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain w/ Boyfrndz + Party Girl (members of the Carrots)
WED 7/31 - Houston @ Dean's w/ B L A C K I E + more
THUR 8/1 - Montevallo, AL @ Eclipse Coffee & Books w/ Eleven Year Old + more
FRI 8/2 - New Orleans, LA @ Cirlce Bar w/ Bipoloriod + Natural Blonde
SAT 8/3 - Athens, GA @ Birdhouse Noun Factory w/ Black Moon + Future Ape Tapes
SUN 8/4 - Nashville, TN @ Cafe Co Co's w/ The Prophet Nathan + Child Brides
MON 8/5 - Greensboro, NC @ New York Pizza
TUES 8/6 - Arlington, VA @ CD CELLAR w/ Flower Girl
WED 8/7 - Philadelphia, PA - TBA
THUR 8/8 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn w/ Alan Watts
FRI 8/9 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Ho_se w/ Alaskas
SAT 8/10 - Buffalo, NY - BUFFALO DIY FEST
SUN 8/11 - Ann Arbor / Detroit, MI - TBA
MON 8/12 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ Today's Hits + Kansas Bible Company
TUES 8/13 - Omaha, NE / Des Moines, IA - TBA
WED 8/14 - Denver, CO @ The Meadowlark w/ Rubedo + TBA
THUR 8/15 - Las Vegas, NV - TBA
FRI 8/16 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA
SAT 8/17 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA
SAT 8/24 - Oakland, CA HOMECOMING SHOW TBA w/ Wide Streets(LA) + Michael Vidal (Abe Vigoda)
We're extremely proud to announce that we're releasing TWO Zero Boys 7"s in June. The first is a reissue of their KBD stone classic "Livin' In The 80's". Still one of the most sought after singles in all of US punk history, routinely fetching $600 to $800. Zero Boys came from what most in the early punk world would consider absolutely nowhere, Indiana. On the strength of their self released debut 7" (Livin' In The 80's) and their Nimrod Records issued debut LP (Vicious Circle) they broke through that land locked and corn bordered land in to the consciousness of every self respecting punk at the time and that still echoes today. Secretly Canadian reissued Vicious Circle as well as a compilation of rare early material on the "History Of..." LP a few years back making the bulk of their early catalog available again. With their blessing we're batting a little clean up by making this classic single available again on the format it was intended to be heard on.
The second single contains the first new Zero Boys material in 20 years! Pairs nicely with the "Livin' In The 80's" reissue in terms of speed and tone exhibiting the more KBD punk rock and roll tendancies of that very early period rather than the speed and angst of the Vicious Circle. A great return to early form!
The band is taking these songs and their classics on tour this summer including several dates with Night Birds! They're starting with the South and East Coast with the West to follow soon.
July 12th Newport KY @ The New South Gate House
Aug 23rd Columbus OH @ Ace of Cups w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 24th Cleveland OH @ Now That's Class w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 25th Pittsburgh PA @ Bevedere's - Skull Fest 5 w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 26th Richmond VA @ Strange Matter w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 27th Baltimore MD @ Ottobar w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 28th NJ @ TBA w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 29th NYC @ Europa w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 30th Hartford CT @ TNT w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 31st Philadelphia PA @ Voltage w/ NIGHT BIRDS