On Friday we have the one year anniversary of our beloved FREAK HAPPENING! Nick and Goodrich have stacked the lineup with favorites like Marty DeRosa, Kristin Clifford, and a presentation by Conor Sullivan (with his assistants Sarah Shockey and Megan Maile Green). That's all they've told us because we like to be surprised at Freak Happening. There's sure to be more!
We're doing double-duty on Saturday with a full-day BARO Records showcase in the store, starting at noon, featuring sets by ANT'LRD, Jacob Kart, Trevor Luikart, Jerome Baez, and Joe Jeffers, as well as DJ sets by Calidonia County, Bre'r, Kevin Hein, and Drawing Trees. We'll ALSO be at Schubas from 12-4 for their annual Pig, Swig, and Record Dig! The Pig Swig is one of our favorite events to visit each year. It's a pig roast, with awesome drink specials, a ton of raffle prizes, DJ sets and stock available to purchase from us and a bunch of other Chicago shops and independent sellers. It's one of the last outdoor events of the year before it gets too chilly, so don't miss it!
Next weekend is CASSETTE STORE DAY! We'll have a bunch of new and reissued tapes available, as well as an in-store with Woozy, Coaster, and Pisces at the Animal Fair. We're also celebrating with a $1 used cassette grab bag and some special saki mix tapes. As far as we know saki and Bric-A-Brac are the only participating CSD stores in the city, so make sure you hit them up as well. They've got in-store performances all day, and surely some other fun stuff too.
We'd also like to remind everyone about our running promotion with Schubas and Lincoln Hall! You can pick up a new release from any artist playing an upcoming show at Schubas or Lincoln Hall and we can add you to the guest list with a friend. Some exceptions apply, so please call or come in and ask us if you have any questions. To sweeten the deal, we now have a very similar promotion with The Empty Bottle! If you see an upcoming show at The Bottle, stop in and pick up a release from any band on the bill and we can add you to the guest list with a +1! Here's a few upcoming Bottle shows we recommend:
9/24 The Rebel, Spray Paint, Deaf Wish, Running
9/25 Mutual Benefit, Ricky Eat Acid, Thin Hymns
Don't forget about our weekly 20% off sale! Here's what we've got this week. Make sure you keep checking all our social media. We'll add new titles as these sell out!
That's Royal Headache (to celebrate the coming Australian Invasion), Talking Heads, The Muffs, Robert Wyatt, Rollin Hunt, and Cheap Girls!
Friday, September 19th @ 7:30pm
Freak Happening One Year Anniversary show!
Saturday, September 20th @ 12pm
BARO Records Showcase!
Saturday, September 20th, 12pm @ Schubas
Find us at the Schubas Pig, Swig, and Record Dig!
Saturday, September 27th @ 4pm
CASSETTE STORE DAY!
In-store with Woozy, Coaster and Pisces at the Animal Fair!
Wednesday, October 8th @ 6pm
Important Records with Brandon Wetherbee!
Friday, October 10th @ 6pm
Adam Hanson 'Haute and Bauthered' opening reception!
Activations - Radio On 7"
Aliment - Nightmare Girl 7"
Allah-Lahs - Worship The Sun LP
Anjou - S/T CD and LP
Baths - Ocean Death 12" EP
Beach Beach - CD and LP
Andrew Bird - Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of (Handsome Family covers) LP
Black Star - Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star
Bleached - For The Feel 7"
Coliseum - S/T deluxe reissue LP
Mac Demarco - 2 Demos LP (limited edition, indie retail-only)
GRMLN - Soon Away LP
Have A Nice Life - Death Consciousness LP
King Tubby - Explosive Dub LP
Lia Ices - Ices CD and LP
The Intelligence - Boredom and Terror/Let's Toil LP
Talib Kweli - Quality LP
Melted Toys - S/T LP
My Brightest Diamond - This Is My Hand CD and LP
Michael Psycho - Think LP
The Rats - S/T LP
The Rats - Intermittent Signals LP
Shintaro - Sakamoto - Let's Dance Raw LP
Shellac - Dude Incredible CD and LP
Sloan - Commonwealth LP
Soul Side - Trigger/Bass-103 LP
Teenage Guitar - More Lies From The Gooseberry Bush LP
This Will Destroy You - Another Language CD and LP
Vessel - Punish, Honey CD and LP
Wire - Document and Eyewitness LP
Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend LP