Tuesday, November 18

saki newsletter 11/18/14!

Hey folks, we're just like you. We put on our long underwear one leg at a time, and then our pants one leg at a time, then our shirt, and then our sweater, and then maybe another layer, and then a coat, and then a scarf, and then a hat, and then some gloves. What we're saying is we're just like you and we're freaking cold. Fortunately for us, we work in this nice heated building. Fortunately for ALL of us, we have a ton of awesome new releases this week and some pretty great stuff going on in our heated shop this weekend!

On Friday we have Freak Happening Gives Thanks, our monthly comedy show's salute to the tastiest of holidays. We don't know exactly what Nick and Goodrich have in store for us, but we know that it will involve Danny Kallas, Mike Sheehan and Rebecca O'Neal, and probably one or both of our hosts eating a turkey leg in their underwear (pure speculation).

On Saturday, we welcome back the hip-hop collective Onsoru (The Terra Godz), formerly known as Terra 5! Blaise B. and Luis Mendez will be playing support with DJ sets by Jezi The Dishwasha. We're basically letting these guys take over the store. They've always been a good time in the past, so come check it out!

Oh, and next week is Thanksgiving/RSD Black Friday! We'll be closed on Thanksgiving and open for normal store hours on Black Friday. We will have a fair amount of the RSD BF releases, but no big in-stores or anything like that. We'll probably run a nice big sale on regular store stock though, so stay tuned for next week's newsletter for more info!

Here's a recap of what went on in the shop this past week, via our Instagram (@sakistore)...

Bill Connors' show (opening Dec. 12th) finally got a name!
More used vinyl hit the racks this weekend!
We're still pricing up used vinyl so check back all week!
J Fernandez and Famous Laughs played in the shop and
we picked up a few copies of J Fernandez's Memorize 
Now for the shop, aka for YOU!
Some days you get the good promos...
We listened to William Onyeabor's catalog pretty much all
week on repeat. Pick up the Vol. 1 and 2 box sets!
We got a very small amount of copies of Alexander Heir's
book for Sacred Bones, Death Is Not The End

Upcoming events:



Friday, November 21st @ 7:30pm
Freak Happening Gives Thanks!

Saturday, November 22nd @ 4pm

In-store with Onsoru (The Terra Godz), Blaise B. and Luis Mendez!

Saturday, November 29th @ 3pm
Important Records with Brandon Wetherbee, Rock Falls, Seth Vanek, REINS, and Christy LeMaster!

Friday, December 12th @ 6pm

Bill Connors' Opening Reception!

Friday, December 19th @ 7:30pm
Freak Happening Christmas!

Friday, January 9th @ 6pm
John Bailey Opening Reception!

Friday, February 13th @ 6pm
Nick Fisher Opening Reception!

New Releases:
90 Degrees of Shade - V/A CD
Acid Baby Jesus - Selected Recordings LP
Blind Shake - Breakfast of Failures LP David Bowie - Nothing Has Changed LP/CD
Nathan Bowles - Nansemond LP/CD
Bugs and Rats - Adidas LP
Captain Beefheart - Sun Zoom Spark: 1970-1972 LP Box Set
Christina Carter - Masque Femine LP 
Diarrhea Planet - Aliens In The Outfield 10"
Eiko Ishibashi - Car and Freezer LP
Brian Eno and Jon Hassell - Fourth World Music Vol. 1 LP
Father Yod and the Spirit of '76 - Kohoutek LP
Fred Frith and John Butcher - Natural Order CD 
Fugazi - First Demo LP/CD
M. Geddes Gengras - Collected Works Volume 2 LP
Gino and the Goons - Shake It! LP/Cas
Grasshopper - Dark Sabbath: Symbols of Evil LP
Holograma - Waves LP
Patterson Hood - Killers and Stars LP
Ice Choir - Pure Holiday 7"
Landmarks - S/T LP
Oliver Lake Organ Quartet - What I Heard CD
Loscil - Sea Island LP/CD
Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell 3LP
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime LP
Jon Mueller and Duane Pitre - Inverted Torch LP  
Ocean Blue - Waterworks LP
Old 97s - Hitchhike to Rhome LP
Pink Avalanche - The Luminous Heart of Nowhere LP
Joshua Rainhorn/Paulinho and Beatriz - Wine and Cigarettes b/w Voce Tem 7"
Rollins Band - Life Time LP
Ty Segall - $ingles 2 LP/CD/Cas
Swans - Filth LP
Johnny Thunders - So Alone LP
Wand - Ganglion Reef CD/Cas
Wedding Dress - Desperate Glow LP/CD
While No One Was Looking - V/A LP
Whirr/Nothing - Split LP
White Fence - Live in San Francisco LP
White Suns - Totem LP
Wilco - Alpha Mike Foxtrot LP Box Set
Wilco - What's Your 20? Essential Tracks - CD
Robert Wyatt - Different Every Time (Benign Dictatorships) LP
Robert Wyatt - Different Every Time (Ex Machina) LP
 Yo Ho Wa 13 - Savage Sons of Yo Ho Wa LP
Zero Boys - Hollywood CD
John Zorn  - Song Project Vinyl Singles Edition 7"

20% off this week:

20% off staff picks this week: Weekends, A.A. Bondy (part of Mary's 2014 Breakup Records picks), Laura Gibson, Ratking (playing this weekend at Metro with RUN THE JEWELS), Ricky B, and Mike Watt

Ticket Giveaways:


Buy a release from any band playing an upcoming Empty Bottle, Schubas or Lincoln Hall show and we can add you to the guest list. A lot of upcoming shows are no longer eligible, but it never hurts to ask. Stop in or give us a call!


Spotify listening station:


These days record stores don't get a ton of promos from bands and labels like the good ol' days, but we know that you still want a chance to listen to a lot of things before you make the decision to buy. To help you out with that we've created a Spotify Listening Station in the store. Sounds fancy, right? It's not. We just bought a burner phone and put literally nothing on it but the Spotify app!


If you find yourself flipping through the racks and you realize that you'd like to listen to something before you buy it, just ask at the counter and we'll pull out some headphones and Burnice (that's what we named our burner phone) so you can have a listen!

Monday, November 17

J Fernandez 'Memorize Now' available... now!

J Fernandez's 'Memorize Now' is available at saki!


Used vinyl new arrivals!

New arrivals in the used vinyl section from Dead Kennedys, Broken Social Scene, Robert Johnson, Neil Diamond, House Party 2, The Band, Serengeti, Bob Dylan, Television, Johnny Cash, Herbie Hancock, Animal Collective, and plenty of other ones not pictured!



Friday, November 14

Pinkshinyultrablast - Umi



Our friends at Shelflife are releasing the debut album from Pinkshinyultrablast on gorgeous amber glitter vinyl!

Tuesday, November 11

saki newsletter 11/11/14!

How about this weather, you guys, eh!? It's never an easy transition from Fall to Winter around here, but on the plus side it's the perfect time of year for Songs:Ohia and Belle and Sebastian, and Elliott Smith, and we've got plenty of that around here!

You know what else we have around here? We have in-stores! J. Fernandez and Famous Laughs are coming up this weekend. Then we have Onsoru (The Terra Godz), with Blaise B. and Luis Mendez the following weekend. That's it for now, but there's always more in the works, including Bill Connors' opening reception next month!

Here are some other things we have plenty of around here, according to our Instagram (@sakistore)...

We got some new arrivals and restocks from The Feelies, Pedro The
Lion, Shellac, The Flaming Lips, Allah-Lahs, De La Soul, Cloud
Nothings, Roedelius, and Algo Salvaje (essentially a spanish-language
Nuggetscomp. from Munster Records)!
Highlights from our recent used new arrivals!
More used vinyl!
Restocks from one of our favorite labels, Exploding In Sound! What 
we'll call modern classics from Pile and Ovlov and a new release 
from Baked!

Upcoming events:




Saturday, November 15th @ 4pm

In-store with J Fernandez and support TBA!

Saturday, November 22nd @ 4pm

In-store with Onsoru (The Terra Godz), Blaise B. and Luis Mendez!

Friday, December 12th @ 6pm

Bill Connors' Opening Reception!

Friday, January 9th @ 6pm
John Bailey Opening Reception!

Friday, February 13th @ 6pm
Nick Fisher Opening Reception!

New Releases:


The 78 Project Vol. 2 - V/A LP
Jim Abbott - Jackson C. Frank: Clear, Hard Light of Genius book
Air Texture Vol. 4 CD
Jorn Aleskjaer - I'm So Glad I Spent This Day With You LP
All Your Friends Friends - V/A CD
Bedhead - What Fun Life Was LP
Bedhead - Bedheaded LP
Bedhead - Transaction de Novo LP
Bedhead - 1992-1998 CD
Andrea Belfi - Natura Morta CD and LP
Christina Carter - Masque Femine LP
Circus Devils - Escape CD and LP
Coffinworm -  IV.I.VII LP
Cool Ghouls - A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye CD and LP
Crayon - Brick Factory LP
Cult of Youth - Final Days CD (LP delayed)
Dirty Beaches - Stateless CD and LP
Dream Police - Hypnotized CD and LP
FF - Lord CD (LP delayed)
Frontier Ruckus - Sitcom Afterlife CD and LP
Hohokum Soundtrack - V/A LP
Holograma - Waves LP
Icky Boyfriends - Live in San Fransisco CD
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - I'm In your Mind Fuzz CD
Bruce Langhorne - Hired Hand OST LP
Love - Black Beauty LP
Mark McGuire - Noctilucence LP
Mega Bog - Gone Banana CD
Nevermores - Lock Your Doors LP
Nots - We Are Nots CD
Paperhead - Africa Avenue CD and LP
Pop Ambient 2015 - V/A LP
Red Red Meat - There's A Star Above The Manger Tonight
Serengeti - Kenny Dennis III CD and LP
Survival Knife - Survivalized LP
Ulaan Markhor - Spiral Horns, Black Onions, et al LP
Vow - Make Me Yours LP

20% off this week:

Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Gem Club, The Everly Brothers, Goat,
Stornoway, and Willis Earl Beal are 20% off this week! We'll add new
titles as these sell out, so keep an eye out throughout the week!
Ticket Giveaways:



Buy a release from any band playing an upcoming Empty Bottle, Schubas or Lincoln Hall show and we can add you to the guest list. Here are a few we recommend!


11/17 Dream Police (members of The Men), Honey and NOTS at The Empty Bottle
11/18 Alex Clare at Metro
11/18 Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band at The Empty Bottle
11/20 Horse Feathers at Lincoln Hall
11/21 Split Single and Bailiff at Lincoln Hall
11/23 Twilight Sad at The Empty Bottle
11/28 Lydia Loveless at Lincoln Hall
11/29 Allah-Lahs at Lincoln Hall
12/3 College (you know, from the Drive soundtrack) at The Empty Bottle

Don't forget, these are just the shows we recommend. We have have spots for other shows as well so don't hesitate to ask us about a particular show!


Spotify listening station:



These days record stores don't get a ton of promos from bands and labels like the good ol' days, but we know that you still want a chance to listen to a lot of things before you make the decision to buy. To help you out with that we've created a Spotify Listening Station in the store. Sounds fancy, right? It's not. We just bought a burner phone and put literally nothing on it but the Spotify app!


If you find yourself flipping through the racks and you realize that you'd like to listen to something before you buy it, just ask at the counter and we'll pull out some headphones and Burnice (that's what we named our burner phone) so you can have a listen!

Monday, November 10

Just In (or back in stock): The Feelies, Pedro The Lion, Shellac, Roedelius and more!

The Feelies, Pedro The Lion, Shellac, The Flaming Lips, Allah-Lahs, De La Soul, Cloud Nothings, Roedelius and Volume One of the Algo Salvaje comp. (basically Spanish-language Nuggets)!


Sunday, November 9

Used vinyl new arrivals!

We're excited about some new additions to the used racks this weekend. Check out German Drinking Songs, Marion Brown's 'Why Not,' James Last's 'Voo-Doo Party,' '1970's Algerian Proto-Rai Underground,' Big'N, Laurie Spiegel (from her contribution to Carl Sagan's Voyager II Golden Record), John Cage with Christian Wolff, and Max Roach with Anthony Braxton!



Thursday, November 6

The Comedy soundtrack now added to our weekly 20% off sale!

The Drinking Buddies soundtrack has sold out! We're replacing it with another indie movie soundtrack. The soundtrack for The Comedy is now part of our weekly 20% off sale!




Tuesday, November 4

saki newsletter 11/4/14!

So. Much. Candy. Ugh.... but enough about US. How are you guys doing!? Speaking of candy, we've still got about 10 lbs of it laying around behind the counter. PLEASE come take it. So, Halloween was fun, but we're ramping up for a big November now! We will, of course, be stocking Record Store Day Black Friday titles when the time comes, but in the meantime we've got two in-stores coming up that we're very excited about.

First, on Saturday the 15th we've got J Fernandez in the shop, celebrating the release of their new record. Stop by for a live set with support TBA and pick up a copy!

Then, on Saturday the 22nd we're welcoming back the local hip-hop group Onsoru (formerly known as Terra 5). They're performing along with Blaise B., Luis Mendez, and a DJ set by Jezi The Dishwasha.

You also have until the 15th to come check out Adam Hanson's artwork before he takes it down to make room for Bill Connors' show, coming up in December! Do yourself a favor and follow @BillConnors on Instagram right now. The guy is amazing...

Here are a few other things that went down this past week, according to our Instagram (@sakistore), in case you missed it!


It was a good week for new arrivals and restocks!
The Woo reissue and La Ciudad Secreta are the
two new arrivals you've GOTTA here!
We took our Halloween costumes very seriously! Adam
dressed up as Wilson from Home Improvement and
recommended Mississippi's Mayan folk music comp.
because that's what Wilson WOULD like.
After a slight delay we got copies of The Lonesome
Crowded West in stock. We're now sold out of This Is A
Long Drive...,  but we expect restocks soon!
We picked a few spooky Halloween picks right off the
racks! Most of these are still in stock and they're still
good, even after Halloween!
The latest Pitchfork Review came out this week! We've
 been loving Pitchforks venture into print media and 
Issue 4 needsa little love. It just wants to be held!

That's about it for now. Make sure you keep scrolling down for new releases, our weekly 20% off staff pick sale, and info on our available guest list spots and free shows for customers!

Upcoming events:



Saturday, November 15th @ 4pm
In-store with J Fernandez and support TBA!

Saturday, November 22nd @ 4pm
In-store with Onsoru (The Terra Godz), Blaise B. and Luis Mendez!

Friday, December 12th @ 6pm
Bill Connors' Opening Reception!

New Releases:

Big Star - Live In Memphis LP

Black Fire! New Spirits - Radical and Revolutionary Jazz in the USA 1957-82 LP
Dean Blunt - Black Metal LP
Boards of Canada - Skam LP and CD
Body/Head - The Show is Over 7"
John Cale - The Academy in Peril LP
Can - Soon Over Babaluma LP
Clark - S/T CD
The Cramps - Smell of Female CD
The Cramps - RockinNReelinInAucklandNewZealandXXX CD
The Cramps - Look Mom No Head! CD
The Cramps - Fiends of Dope Island CD
The Cramps - A Date With Elvis CD
Chris Cutler and Steve Maclean - Year of the Dragon CD
Davila 666 - Pocos Anos, Muchos Danos CD
AJ Davila y Terror Amor - Beibi CD
Deerhoof - La Isla Bonita LP and CD
Dismemberment Plan - Change LP
Fred Frith - Impur Part II CD
Full Sun - Itch LP and CD
Gino and the Goons - Shake It! Cassette and LP
Mark Kozelek - Mark Kozelek Sings Christmas Carols CD
Les Sins - Michael LP
Norberto Lobo - Fornalha LP and CD
Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West LP
Modest Mouse - Too Many Fiestas For Rueben/Cowboy Dan 7"
Necks  - Aether CD
Necks - Townsville CD
Necks - Silverwater CD
Necks - Mindset CD
William Onyeabor - Volume I LP Boxset
Outrageous Cherry - The Digital Age LP
Pere Ubu - London Texas CD
Pitchfork Review No. 4
Portastatic - The Summer of the Shark LP
Science Group - A Mere Coincidence CD
Sick Thoughts - Fat Kid with a 10inch 10"
Sylvie Simmons - Sylvie CD
Spacemen 3 - Live At The New Morning, Geneva, 5.18.89 LP
Sun Ra - Disco 3000 Restored CD
This Heat - Out of Cold Storage 6 CD
Twerps - Back to You/Always Waiting 7"
Ultramarine - Every Man and Woman Is A Star
Woo - Into the Heart of Love LP and CD

20% off this week:



This week we've got Porches (an Exploding In Sound standout), the Drinking Buddies soundtrack (featuring Foxygen and Here We Go Magic), Temporary: Selections From Dunedin's Pop Underground 2011-2014, Jenny Lewis 'Voyager,' Robert Wyatt's 'Shleep' (new Wyatt collection coming in a few weeks!), and the perfect fall/winter record (IMHO), Voice of The Seven Thunders!

Ticket Giveaways:



Buy a release from any band playing an upcoming Empty Bottle, Schubas or Lincoln Hall show and we can add you to the guest list. Here are a few we recommend!


11/12 Natural Child with Grosse Pointe and Rabble Rabble at The Empty Bottle
11/13 Avi Buffalo at The Empty Bottle
11/13 My Brightest Diamond at Lincoln Hall
11/18 Alex Clare at Metro
11/18 Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band at The Empty Bottle
11/20 Horse Feathers at Lincoln Hall
11/21 Split Single and Bailiff at Lincoln Hall
11/23 An Evening With... Sloan at Bottom Lounge
11/28 Lydia Loveless at Lincoln Hall
11/29 Allah-Lahs at Lincoln Hall
12/3 College (you know, from the Drive soundtrack) at The Empty Bottle

Don't forget, these are just the shows we recommend. We have have spots for other shows as well so don't hesitate to ask us about a particular show!


Spotify listening station:




These days record stores don't get a ton of promos from bands and labels like the good ol' days, but we know that you still want a chance to listen to a lot of things before you make the decision to buy. To help you out with that we've created a Spotify Listening Station in the store. Sounds fancy, right? It's not. We just bought a burner phone that has WiFi and we created a Spotify account for the store.


If you find yourself flipping through the racks and you realize that you'd like to listen to something before you buy it, just ask at the counter and we'll pull out some headphones and Burnice (that's what we named our burner phone) so you can have a listen!