Dynamite Vinyl is technically a record store, but it is fully invested in all analog music formats. That includes the cassette tape, which is in the midst of a resurgence of sorts among independent and do-it-yourself bands and record labels, at least.
Cassette Store Day is a celebration of those who create, buy and sell and/or trade old-school tapes. The worldwide event on Saturday, Oct. 8, operates much like Record Store Day, with special in-store performances and one-off cassette releases. While Record Store Day has seen buy-in from major bands and record labels, Cassette Store Day is still very much about underground music. There are some big-name releases slated – Green Day’s 1994 classic “Dookie” – but the cassettes tend toward the obscure.
Dynamite Vinyl will offer all varieties of local cassettes (all tapes will be 25 percent off), plus there will be a day’s worth of in-store performances. There’s a free day gig with Los Devitos, Judah and Graduating Life, and a $5 late show that starts at 8 p.m. and features Portland band Decomp, plus Karbonite, Dead Spirit and Mutant Itch.
Details: Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Dynamite Vinyl, 1476 N. Van Ness. 559-266-7865, @DynamiteVinyl on Facebook
Russian Money album release
The event: Russian Money hosts its official album release at Hanford Fox Theatre.
The draw: Back in June, I teased Russian Money, the blues-rock project from former Poor Man’s Poison singer/guitarist Ryan Dean. The band had just signed a licensing deal and was gearing up for the release of its first single, “Somebody Died,” with the album to follow. That album, “Nothing for You There,” gets its official release on Friday, Oct. 7. The band celebrates with a hometown show at Hanford Fox Theatre. AC/DC tribute band Fusebox and Foreigner Unauthorized open the show.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin St., Hanford. $25. 559-584-7823, www.foxhanford.com
How much is Z’Nuff?
The event: Former glam-rock hair band Enuff Z’Nuff takes the stage at Fulton 55.
The draw: Enuff Z’Nuff broke through the mainstream at the tail end of the ’80s glam rock movement – just as the alternative nation was taking over. So, while the band had two songs, “Fly High Michele” and “New Thing,” that saw some mainstream success, it never quite hit big. That hasn’t kept the band from releasing close to 20 albums of revved up power pop.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. $14-$15. 559-412-7400, www.fulton55.com
Moore, soul music
The event: Seattle songwriter Ian Moore stops in Fresno in support of his latest EP, “The Noble Art.”
The draw: Moore grew out of the Austin, Texas, music scene in the early 1990s and has a résumé that includes stints playing guitar with Joe Ely and Jason Mraz. He’s also released a dozen albums of folky blues rock as the Ian Moore Band. The latest, a five-song EP of soul music, is available on iTunes.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. $12-$15. 559-412-7400, www.fulton55.com.