Starting February 1st we will be expanding our hours to 11am to 8pm every day! We hate to close the door on you guys coming in at 7pm after you get off work or before you head to Homeroom or Hog's Apothecary so we're giving you a little extra time. Thank you for your continued support. Some places are chopping hours and we're so grateful to be able to expand because you're coming out to see us.
Hella Vegan Eats is coming back to 1-2-3-4 Go! TOMORROW! They'll be out front from 11am to 3pm on Saturday January 24th selling some of the best Vegan food in the bay area. Last time was a huge success and we're hoping to make it a semi regular kind of thing. Come see what all the fuss is about and fill your bellies.
We'll be open from 9am to 8pm on Friday November 28th and stocked to the gills with TONS of Black Friday exclusive releases. This is basically Record Store Day Part II and they've really stepped up their game this year. It'll be intense! If you don't get yourself trampled trying to get a flatscreen some place make sure to line up early over at 1-2-3-4 Go! We are anticipating a crowd so we'll be running it like we do Record Store Day. 20 people in the store at a time with one in/one out after those first 20 get in. That way you won't be fighting 100 people trying to get the same thing. It makes the line outside look a little crazy but don't be scared. It's worth the wait. Typically we end up getting more than anyone else in the area. Ask anyone who's checked us out on RSD. See you then!
We are incredibly honored to announce that we will be releasing the new Buzzcocks album "The Way" here in North America. The Way is the follow up to 2006's Flat - Pack Philosophy LP and is the band's ninth studio album since their formation in Manchester in 1976. These 10 tracks penned by the groups long standing core of Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle were recorded this year in London, and were produced by the band and Dave M Allen (best known for his production work with The Cure, Depeche Mode and Neneh Cherry). The album packs the same classic UK pop punk punch you've known them for over nearly four decades. The album will be available digitally on October 10th 2014 with physical releases to follow on November 18th 2014. Pre-order the physical releases now in our webstore and listen to the song "It's Not You" now on soundcloud HERE!
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!
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