Happy Record Store Day!

Minneapolis shoppers will find the entire Korda CD Katalog at Electric Fetus and Treehouse Records. The birds are singing, the sun is making quick work of melting last week’s spring blizzard; it is a fine day to indulge in new music!

Korda Releases

On Orders from chickfactor HQ; Jim Ruiz Set return to Brooklyn!

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Jim Ruiz Set will return to Bellhouse on June 13 to play night three CF21, sharing the stage with chickfactor favorites The Pastels, Dump, and Lois.  This time they will be journeying ABBA like to Brooklyn with Mike Crabtree rounding out the team.

The field will be strong, and Jim Ruiz Set is honored to have made the selection.

Tickets for Jim Ruiz Set at night three of Chickfactor 21 fest in Brooklyn, NY on 6/13/13 are on sale here.

Three day passes for the entire festival are also available.  Lilys, Future Bible Heroes, and so much more!

Jim Ruiz Set performs at Joe Strummer Tribute Fri Feb 1

Jim Ruiz Set and loads of fantastic bands will play at this Minneapolis event on Friday Feb 1 at First Avenue. Come on down to pay tribute to Joe Strummer, to honor the memory of Daniel Levy, and wish our friend Ali Lozoff a happy birthday!

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The Line Up:

The 9/16s (Jeremy Ylvisaker, Janey Winterbauer, James Everest, Trent Norton, Matt Darling and Richard Medek)
Adam Levy
Al Church & State
Blue Sky Blackout with Janey Winterbauer
BNLX+ with guest Jim McGuinn
Dylan Hicks
The Farewell Circuit
Haley Bonar
James Diers
Jim Ruiz Set
Kevin Bowe & The Okemah Prophets
Martin Devaney
Rob Skoro & Anonymous Choir
Rogue Valley
Van Stee
plus spoken word by Guante
Special guest DJs

All proceeds from the night will be donated to Free Arts Minnesota in memory of Daniel Levy- artist, musician, Clash fan.

Friday, February 1
Mainroom / 7:30 pm / 18+
$5 advance/$10 door


Korda Kompilation CDs now available in Minneapolis stores

Minneapolis music shoppers: Korda Kompilation CDs are now available at Roadrunner, Electric Fetus, Cheapo and Treehouse Records. And do let us know if they are out of stock at any of those stores.  Featuring two tracks from every Korda band: The Starfolk, The Ocean Blue, Jim Ruiz Set and Typsy Panthre. Only $5!

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It is also available by mail order and download in the Korda Store.

Request Korda Artists on 89.3 The Current

We are so happy that 89.3 The Current has been playing tracks from all Korda artists.  If you’d take a moment to request a song from one or all of our artists, we’d be thrilled!  Suggestions:  “Blow My Mind” by The Ocean Blue; “From Above” by The Starfolk, “Would You Be There” by Jim Ruiz Set,  “Albina” by Typsy Panthre.

Korda Records Showcase Sat. Jan. 12 at 7th St Entry

First chance ever to see all the Korda artists in one night:  Jim Ruiz Set, The Ocean Blue, The Starfolk and Typsy Panthre.   Come early for Typsy Panthre, their first live show ever.  Stay on for The Starfolk, a rare local performance by The Ocean Blue, Jim Ruiz Set’s CD release show, and after party hosted by 89.3 The Current’s DJ Jake Rudh!

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Buy tickets by phone: 1-800-514-3849

Set Times:

8:15 pm  Typsy Panthre

9:00 pm The Starfolk

10:00 pm The Ocean Blue

11:00 pm Jim Ruiz Set

12:00 pm DJ Jake Rudh


City Pages Feature on Korda Records

Star/Tribune feature on Jim Ruiz Set


The Starfolk “From Above” new music video


Jim Ruiz Set “Allison” Song of the Day on 89.3 The Current

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Korda Records Showcase, 7th St Entry, Sat Jan 12!

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Our hearts are all a-flutter about the Korda Records Showcase at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis on Saturday Jan 12th.

Join us for a festive night filled with performances by all Korda artists: The Ocean Blue, Jim Ruiz Set, The Starfolk, Typsy Panthre--plus a special Transmission after-party to follow live performances by the Current's Jake Rudh.

Korda Records issued three exciting releases in fall 2012: Typsy Panthre - Typsy Panthre, Jim Ruiz Set - Mount Curve Avenue, and Korda Artists - Korda Kompilation. More excitement ahead--first full length in a decade by The Ocean Blue, and debut LP by The Starfolk both coming in early 2013. The Korda Showcase is our chance to celebrate all these good things with you!  

We'll have Jim Ruiz Set CDs hot off the press (--it's their CD release show!), a rare local performance by The Ocean Blue, the first-ever live performance by Typsy Panthre, and download cards from The Starfolk containing a sneak preview of their April 23rd 2013 debut full length.

Korda Records is a Minneapolis based record label cooperative launched in 2012 by Allison LaBonne (The Starfolk, Typsy Panthre, The Owls), David Schelzel (The Ocean Blue), Brian Tighe (The Starfolk, The Hang Ups, The Owls), and the Legendary Jim Ruiz (Jim Ruiz Set). Korda (n. Swedish chord) is comprised of a close knit group of friends who love each others' music, and want to help each others' music reach more people who will love it too.

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current.

Purchase tickets here.
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