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Hoodlums is going into Hibernation.

Hello friends and customers,

Hoodlums Music and Movies is going into hibernation.Hoodlums Hibernates

The reason I use that specific phrase is simple:  We're closing our Tempe Square location due to an unsuccessful lease negotiation, and we haven't decided which direction we are going to go.  We are weighing options and opportunities.  If Hoodlums reemerges, we hope to have a refreshed outlook on whichever new direction we've decided to take.  It will be a hibernation, not a hiatus.

I say "if" because one of the options may be not to reemerge.  There's a lot to consider and as you may have heard, the music industry is a fast-mutating beast.  We've succeeded as an independent record store during our industry's most volatile fourteen years, but it's been a battle to say the least.  There's something to be said for moving in a new direction while the bills are still paid and we have the option.  

Of course, we're still as passionate about music as when we were kids, and we've got a loyal batch of customers and friends that like to collect CDs and albums the way we do.  Plus, we absolutely love the Tempe community... so there's plenty of room to reinvent ourselves and get back spreading the music.  As I said, there's a lot to consider, and opportunities seem to pop up.
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We'd love to hear your opinion, but let's do it in the store (I'm sure we'll do some "pondering" online as well).  That way we can shake your hand and attempt to thank you (I say "attempt" because nothing can truly convey our appreciation) for fourteen years of support at all three of our locations.

We'll be open normal hours until August 15th.  We'll be doing some smokin' specials as we look to get our inventory lean and mean.  We've got a ton of awesome used CDs, Albums, and DVDs, and we'll still have all the new music in our Coalition of Independent Music Stores' listening posts, and we'll still be able to special order (free of charge) with same-week delivery... in case we don't have what you need in stock.

Thanks as always for your time, your support, and your business.

Steve, Kristian, and the hoodlums at Hoodlums

Fantastic new music for summer.  Grab some and chill.

CIMS LogoHoodlums and our comrades at the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) are all over the Summer's new releases.

Come down to the store and you can listen to these great titles on our listening posts while you read the excellent descriptions and stories of the albums.  They are all priced to sell, so it'll be easy to grab some new music.

Or, you can click the link for each category and you'll be taken to a PDF with all the descriptions for that category... and you can read 'em while you listen to the music online... and then come down and pick 'em up on CD or LP. 

June On the Radar TitlesWalkmen

The Walkmen    Heaven
John Mayer    Born And Raised
Norah Jones    Little Broken Hearts
Alex Clare    Lateness Of The Hour
Metric        Synthetica
Joe Bonamassa    Driving Towards the Daylight
Scissor Sisters    Magic Hour
The Cult    Choice Of Weapon
Alejandro Escovedo    Big Station
Keane     Silenced by the Night
Chris Robinson Brotherhood    Big Moon RitualEdward Sharpe
Paul & Linda McCartney    RAM
Public Image Limited    This Is PiL
The Hives    Lex Hives
The Temper Trap    The Temper Trap
Slash (featuring Myles Kennedy)    Apocalyptic Love
Joe Walsh    Analog Man
Waka Flocka Flame   Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family
Neil Young    Americana
Lisa Marie Presley    Storm & Grace
June Under the Radar Titles

Edward Sharpe    HereJoe Walsh
Sun Kil Moon    Among the Leaves
Googoosha    Googoosha
Patti Smith    Banga
Said The Whale    Little Mountain
IAMDYNAMITE    Supermegafantastic
Otherwise    True Love Never Dies
Ryan Shaw    Real Love
EL-P    Cancer For Cure
Amanda Mair    Amanda Mair
Crocodiles    Endless Flowers
Oedipus    Vicious Little Smile
Langhorne Slim & The Law  The Way We MovePatti Smith
Liars    Wixiw
Soulsavers    The Light The Dead See
Off!    Off!
Santana    Shape Shifter
Cold Specks       I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Sigur Ros    Valtari
Spectrum Road    Spectrum Road
Lemonade    Diver
Scott Lucas & The Married Men    Blood Half Moon
The Mynabirds    Generals
Robert Francis    Strangers In The First Place
Matt Skiba and the Sekrets    Babylon
Regina Spektor    What We Saw From The Cheap Seatsgrace potter
Rhett Miller    The Dreamer

June Mixtape: Festival Buzz

Death Grips    The Money Store
Grace Potter & Nocturnals  The Lion The Beast The Beat
Tenacious D    Rize Of The Fenix
Trampled By Turtles    Stars And Satellites
Alabama Shakes    Boys & Girls
Tedeschi Trucks Band    Everybody's Talkin'
Lucero    Women & Work
Sierra Leone's Refugee Allstars    Radio Saloneliars
Dry The River    Shallow Bed
Dawes    Nothing Is Wrong

 June Outside The Heard Titles

Pujol    United States of Being
Julia Stone    By The Horns
Paul Simon    Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition
Adam Cohen    Like A Man
Kimbra    Vows
Butterfly Boucher    Butterfly Boucher
Gossip    A Joyful Noise
Ed Sheeran/Emeli Sande    Our Version of Events
Chicha Libre        CanibalismoNeil Young
The Rocket Summer    Life Will Write the Words
Robert Glasper    Black Radio
Cookie Duster    When Flying Was Easy
FUN.    Some Nights   
June Handpicked Titles   

Ryan Shaw    Real Love
Edward Sharpe    Here
Sigur Ros    Valtari

Thanks for reading.  Thanks for your support for 14 years.  Thanks for shopping local.

We hope to see you soon.  Steve, Kristian, and the hoodlums at Hoodlums. 

PS. Give us a call at the store (480-775-2722) if you have any questions.

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