Friday, August 28

New saki hours - CLOSED on Mondays!

Starting this Monday (8/31) saki will be CLOSED on Mondays. Mondays - WHO NEEDS 'EM!?

... but seriously, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have a big problem with this (like Monday is the only day you can shop at saki) then shoot us an e-mail, or a tweet, or an instragram DM of your middle finger, and maybe we'll reconsider. Until then, please don't bother coming to saki on Mondays. We'll be sleeping in.

saki newsletter 8/28/15!

Big news today, everyone: starting this week we will be CLOSED on Mondays! It's not really good or bad news, but it's important. We don't want anyone coming down here on Mondays only to be disappointed by a big, dumb, orange 'closed' sign so just be aware, and help us spread the word if you could. Our friends at CTD and Carrot Top Records will still be in the office, so if you need to see them on a Monday, just ring the doorbell and someone will come up to help you. Sorry for any inconvenience this change may cause! If it really is a problem for you, just get in touch with us and we may change our hours back in the future. 


Alright, now that the ugly stuff is out of the way let's move on to how freakin' excited we are for our in-stores the next TWO weekends! This Saturday we have Kø with Lala Lala, and Den-Mate and The Sea Life! Not only are we stoked on this one, but we've also heard from several of YOU, dear customers, about how psyched you are for this one. These are exciting times, friends! Can't wait for Saturday.

Next weekend we'll be paid a visit by our buddy Dave Segedy, of Bloomington's 'slacker' rock powerhouse, Sleeping Bag! Dave will be playing a solo set this time around. You should check out his solo cassette Schrodego on Jurassic Pop if you haven't already. It's a really cool mix of the sludgy pop-rock that we know and love from Sleeping Bag, plus some solo percussion excursions. Dave's Jurassic Pop label-mates, not to mention one of our favorite local bands, Varsity will be playing as well!

One more thing! You may have noticed our social media posts the last few days, but on this fine New Release Friday we have a special treat courtesy of Merge Records. The label has supplied us with a pretty sweet prize pack to give away with purchase of Mike Krol's new record, Turkey. The prize pack includes a test pressing, tote bag, slip mat, and poster. We're making this one REALLY easy. All you have to do is be the first person to buy the album and it's yours. To be honest, it's worth it for the tote bag alone! There's a few pictures of the items in the pack down below.

Here's a few things we were yammering about on Instagram, etc. this week:

 We got another batch of Calvin Johnson (K Records, Beat Happening) mixtapes! These things are made from Calvin's personal collection and every dang one of 'em is a lesson in music history from the hits to some lesser known gems. We can't recommend them enough!

 One of our favorites from the latest batch of Calvin Johnson mixtapes!

 We're giving away a Mike Krol prize pack! First person to buy 'Turkey' gets it.

 We're re-upping our zine game. First one is Dirty Art, a collection of photography focused on graffiti art.

Still jamming on these Maximum Pelt new arrivals from last week!

Upcoming events:

Saturday, August 29th @ 4pm
In-store with Kø, Lala Lala, The Den-Mate with The Sea Life!

Saturday, September 5th @ 4pm
In-store with Dave Segedy (Sleeping Bag) and Varsity!

New releases:

Beach House - Depression Cherry CD and LP
Bichkraft - Mascot CD and LP
James Brown - Tell Me What You're Gonna Do LP
Bruce Smear - Chlorine LP
Lizzie Mercier Descloux - Press Color LP
Destroyer - Poison Season CD and LP
Marvin Gaye - On Stage LP 
Lum Guffin - S/T LP
George Sand - Caroline LP
Darren Keen - He's Not Real LP
Kitchen Cinq - When The Rainbow Disappears: An Anthology 1965-68 CD and LP
Mike Krol - Turkey CD and LP
JD McPherson - Let The Good Times Roll LP
The Memories - Tell Me 7"
The Rubs - The Rubs Are Trash LP
Sunfoot - Round Dice, Fried Combo LP 
Troubled Waters - V/A LP
We're Loud: 90s Cassette Punk Unknowns - V/A CD and LP
Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There CD and LP
Jeff Zagers - Still/Alive CD and LP

Staff Picks:

Adam's Pick of the Week: The Music City Sessions 3-in-1 Value Pack

The liner notes for this collection won Alec Palao a Grammy upon its initial release, so rather than try and top him, I'll just copy and paste my favorite part of the original notes for Volume 1 of this collection as I think they sum it up nicely...

In the early 1970s, one place where a hopeful soul or RnB act got to put down the sound was the funky East 14th locale of Ray Dobard’s Music City Recording Studios in Oakland. Dobard liked to advertise his facility as being in and of “the hood,” even if his reputation as an equal-opportunity exploiter was already old news amongst black musicians. He had recently reactivated his Music City label and was eager to draw talent to the studios, as much to sign them as to relieve them of their hard-earned dollars, in return for studio time. Dobard’s lack of technical expertise communicates a weird immediacy to the proceedings, which in combination with the occasional veracity of the musicians—drunk, high, inexperienced, or a combination of all—makes for a compelling listen.

This is hard hitting funk and soul that's on par with many of the best vinyl compilations we've seen in the past 7-8 years. It's only available in this 3LP set, but you're paying less than $11 per volume and you can't beat that!

Anna's Pick of the Week: Hailu Mergia - Tche Belew


I don’t hate to fly in airplanes, but I do get super restless. I have found a way to cope with this perfectly - instrumental music. I’m always on the look out, and Tche Belew is fantastic. It’s has a jazz/groove sound featuring the keyboard, in all it’s moog glory. Contemporary composition meets African jazz. It’s a 2014 reissue originally created in 1977 by way of Ethiopia, thanks to Awesome Tapes from Africa. Not only did it keep me relaxed during my flight, I was so entertained, I listened to the album three times in a row! 
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. Stop in or give us a call! Keep an eye out for announcements for eligible Metro, Constellation, and Bottom Lounge shows too!

Wednesday, August 26

Adam's Pick of the Week: Music City Sessions 3-in-1 Value Pack!

The liner notes for this collection won Alec Palao a Grammy upon its initial release, so rather than try and top him, I'll just copy and paste my favorite part of the original notes for Volume 1 of this collection as I think they sum it up nicely...

In the early 1970s, one place where a hopeful soul or RnB act got to put down the sound was the funky East 14th locale of Ray Dobard’s Music City Recording Studios in Oakland. Dobard liked to advertise his facility as being in and of “the hood,” even if his reputation as an equal-opportunity exploiter was already old news amongst black musicians. He had recently reactivated his Music City label and was eager to draw talent to the studios, as much to sign them as to relieve them of their hard-earned dollars, in return for studio time. Dobard’s lack of technical expertise communicates a weird immediacy to the proceedings, which in combination with the occasional veracity of the musicians—drunk, high, inexperienced, or a combination of all—makes for a compelling listen.

This is hard hitting funk and soul that's on par with many of the best vinyl compilations we've seen in the past 7-8 years. It's only available in this 3LP set, but you're paying less than $11 per volume and you can't beat that!

Sunday, August 23

Anna’s Pick of the Week: Hailu Mergia and the Walias - Tche Belew

I don’t hate to fly in airplanes, but I do get super restless. I have found a way to cope with this perfectly - instrumental music. I’m always on the look out, and Tche Belew is fantastic. It’s has a jazz/groove sound featuring the keyboard, in all it’s moog glory. Contemporary composition meets African jazz. It’s a 2014 reissue originally created in 1977 by way of Ethiopia, thanks to Awesome Tapes from Africa. Not only did it keep me relaxed during my flight, I was so entertained, I listened to the album three times in a row!

Friday, August 21

saki newsletter 8/21/15!

Hey guys, very excited about the next couple of weekends over here! This weekend we've got an acoustic power pop showcase with Lee from Mooner, Ian from Milwaukee's Sleepwalkers, and Chicago's Wes Hollywood. If you like good-ass songwriting this one's for you! 

Next Saturday we've got another in-store with Kø and Lala Lala, two of our favorite new-ish Chicago acts. You may have seen Kø at our Burlington show a few weeks back with Rebecca Ryskalczyk and Dave Davison. I don't think I've ever seen them play a bad set. We're really hoping Kø does their Ben E. King cover because it's freaking jaw-dropping. We couldn't be more excited that they're bringing Lala Lala along as well!

September 5th we've got a very exciting lineup that we just confirmed. Dave Segedy from Sleeping Bag is going to play some of his solo material with yet another favorite Chicago band, Varsity playing support. Sleeping Bag has released a steady stream of A+ 'slacker' rock over the past few years on Joyful Noise (Kø's new label!), and their set was one of the highlights of Record Store Day 2015 at saki. Dave's solo material is not too far from Sleeping Bag's - sleeping bag was, after all, started as a solo project for Dave - but he definitely takes the opportunity to stretch out a little more from the standard pop/rock template with solo drum experimentations and a few other twists. All of these upcoming in-stores start at 4pm. Don't be late!

We were going to choose our Riot Fest winners today, but since we expect a decent crowd for the in-store this weekend we're going to extend it just one more day. We will pick the winners at the end of the day on Saturday! You can still enter in the store OR you can e-mail us at info@sakistore.net with the subject "Riot Fest Contest." You will still need to be able to pick up your tickets in person at saki. Still no purchase necessary. Still an amazing chance to get FREE RIOT FEST TICKETS!


 Here are some things we were talking about on Instagram, etc. this week! 

 It was serendipitous that we just happened to have a red bowl to match Riot Fest's logo for our ticket giveaway. 

New arrivals from Maximum Pelt! New Vamos and Ego LPs, plus a whole bunch of tapes AND we found out we have the last remaining copies of a few Max Pelt tapes, including older Vamos releases. Come snatch them!

Upcoming events:

Saturday, August 22nd @ 4pm

Acoustic Powerpop: Lee Ketch (Mooner), Ian Olvera (Sleepwalkers - MKE), Wes Hollywood in-store!

Saturday, August 29th @ 4pm

In-store with Lala Lala and Kø! 

Saturday, September 5th @ 4pm
In-store with Dave Segedy (Sleeping Bag0 a

New releases:

Advance Base - Nephew In The Wild CD and LP
AFX - Orphaned DJ Selek 2006-2008 LP 
Avengers - S/T CD
Blind Shake - Live In San Fransisco CD
Olivia Block - Aberration of Light cassette
C418 - Minecraft Volume Alpha CD and LP
The Cell Phones - Taste cassette
Johnny Cash - Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous LP
Dangerdoom - The Mouse and the Mask LP
Dream Eagle - Heavy Dreams cassette
Drinks - Hermits On Holiday LP
Ego - Economy LP
John Fahey - Dance of Death and Other Plantation Favorites LP
Faith No More - Sol Invictus LP
Fredd Velvet - S/T cassette
Gagakarise and EYE - Gagakarise 7"
Herbcraft - Wot Oz LP
Patrick Higgins - Social Death Mixtape cassette
  Holy Sons - Fall of Man CD and LP
Kidda Band - Fighting My Way Back 7"
Tim Kuhl - 1982 LP and cassette
Liquid Idiot/Idiot Orchestra LP
Liquid Liquid - S/T LP
Liquid Liquid - Successive Reflexes LP
Liquid Liquid - Optimo LP
Modern Convenience - Fuck With Fire cassette
Modern Lovers - S/T LP
Music City Sessions - V/A 3LP pack
Normals - So Bad So Bad LP
Qwanqua - Vol. 2 CD and LP
Dan Rico - S/T cassette
Royal Headache - High LP
Scientists - S/T LP
Scientists - Blood Red River LP
Ronnie Stone and the Lonely Riders - Motorcycle Yearbook LP
Tarnation - Naked Labor cassette
Ukiah Drag - In The Reaper's Quarters LP     
Unmanned Ship - Crystal Pepsi 7"
Vamos - Spiderbait LP 

20% off this week:

We'll pick new staff picks for the 20% off rack each day. Come in and see!


Staff Picks:


Anna's Pick of the Week: B.B. King - Singin' The Blues


B.B. King is a rock n’ roll patron saint. With a such a huge body of work, it’s hard to know where to start, but B.B. hits the ground running with a smash of a first album in 1956. There isn’t a track on the album that isn’t filled with killer guitar licks, soulful singing, and toe tapping, heart gripping blues. Not only is his first album great, he was an incredibly dedicated performer, playing 342 shows that year alone. So before you reach for an anthology, give this early collection a whirl - it’s a true classic.

Adam's Pick of the Week: Royal Headache - High

I've been cautiously optimistic about the arrival of this long-awaited sophomore album. The standard set by their early career and debut self-titled LP was a hard one to match. Luckily most of the songs on High were written around the same time their debut was finally being released in the US, and most of High would fit right in with Royal Headache. Even the tracks that wouldn't are only set apart by their pace and slight production flourishes. To be honest those changes are welcome and so subtle that even if they were an issue, they'd be negligible. One of those welcome changes is 'Carolina,' a mid-tempo pop jam that wouldn't be too out of place on a War On Drugs album. To be clear: Royal Headache > War On Drugs, but it's nice to see them branch out a little bit!
The future of Royal Headache is, and always has been questionable. The band has claimed to break up several times, and they've even said recently that they don't know what to expect after this album's release and concurrent tour. There are a lot of people who hope that the future brings nothing but more Royal Headache albums, but even if it doesn't they've done more with two albums than most bands could do in ten.
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. Stop in or give us a call! Keep an eye out for announcements for eligible Metro, Constellation, and Bottom Lounge shows too!

Thursday, August 20

Anna’s Pick of the Week: Singin’ the Blues - B.B. King

B.B. King is a rock n’ roll patron saint. With a such a huge body of work, it’s hard to know where to start, but B.B. hits the ground running with a smash of a first album in 1956. There isn’t a track on the album that isn’t filled with killer guitar licks, soulful singing, and toe tapping, heart gripping blues. Not only is his first album great, he was an incredibly dedicated performer, playing 342 shows that year alone. So before you reach for an anthology, give this early collection a whirl - it’s a true classic.

Adam's Pick of the Week: Royal Headache - High

I've been cautiously optimistic about the arrival of this long-awaited sophomore album. The standard set by their early career and debut self-titled LP was a hard one to match. Luckily most of the songs on High were written around the same time their debut was finally being released in the US, and most of High would fit right in with Royal Headache. Even the tracks that wouldn't are only set apart by their pace and slight production flourishes. To be honest those changes are welcome and so subtle that even if they were an issue, they'd be negligible. One of those welcome changes is 'Carolina,' a mid-tempo pop jam that wouldn't be too out of place on a War On Drugs album. To be clear: Royal Headache > War On Drugs, but it's nice to see them branch out a little bit!

The future of Royal Headache is, and always has been questionable. The band has claimed to break up several times, and they've even said recently that they don't know what to expect after this album's release and concurrent tour. There are a lot of people who hope that the future brings nothing but more Royal Headache albums, but even if it doesn't they've done more with two albums than most bands could do in ten.

Friday, August 14

saki newsletter 8/14/15!

Well, the first Vinyl Tuesday has come and gone and we've still got copies of ALL of the Vinyl Tuesday releases available. Don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but what we DO know is that you should come pick up this last Replacements box set PRONTO. It comes with a free slipmat, button, and sticker!

This weekend we're just going to continue pricing up used vinyl and getting all hyped for our upcoming in-stores. We've got an acoustic power pop showcase coming up next Saturday (the 22nd) with Lee from Mooner, Ian from Milwaukee's Sleepwalkers, and Chicago's Wes Hollywood. If you like good-ass songwriting this one's for you! The following Saturday (the 29th) we've got another in-store with locals Kø and Lala Lala, two of our favorite new-ish Chicago acts. We really need to get back to having in-stores all the time. Do you want to play at saki!? Email us!

We've got another pair of 3-day general admission passes for Riot Fest to give away! Last week we only took entries in the store, but this week we're opening it up to anyone. You can still enter in the store OR you can e-mail us at info@sakistore.net with the subject "Riot Fest Contest." You will still need to be able to pick up your tickets in person at saki. Still no purchase necessary. Still an amazing chance to get FREE RIOT FEST TICKETS!


 Here are some things we were talking about on Instagram, etc. this week! 


 We could spend weeks listening to nothing but Crypt vinyl compilations, like the Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns series, but in this case we only spent one Sunday... this past Sunday.

 Lots of freshly prices 45s (and some LPs) hit the floor this week. You know you've always wanted the 7" single of Chris De Burgh's 'Lady In Red,' well now you can have it!

 It was serendipitous that we just happened to have a red bowl to match Riot Fest's logo for our ticket giveaway. 

Rev Gusto and Scruffy and The Janitors are two great bands and real nice folks too!

 Mary made us a crazy pinwheel mobile out of Jamie XX posters (she provided her own disco ball). We know we still don't have a very noticeable sign out front, but hey, now we've got rainbow pinwheels!

Upcoming events:

Saturday, August 22nd @ 4pm

Acoustic Powerpop: Lee Ketch (Mooner), Ian Olvera (Sleepwalkers - MKE), Wes Hollywood in-store!

Saturday, August 29th @ 4pm

In-store with Lala Lala and Kø!

New releases:

Evel Knievel Rice - Mr. Grover's Room 7"
Fountainsun (Daniel Higgs + Fumie Ishii) - Music Today LP
The Good Life - Everybody's Coming Down CD and LP
Katiee - Passerby 7"
Cate Le Bon - Me Oh My LP
Lithuania - Hardcore Friends LP
Beth Orton - Daybreaker LP
Planning For Burial/Mother Room - split 7"
Red House Painters - Songs For A Blue Guitar LP
Sleaford Mods - Tied Up In Notz 7"
Stick Together - S/T LP
Neil Young and Promise of The Real - Monsanto Years LP

Vinyl Tuesday releases (8/11):

Gary Numan - Premier Hits 2LP
Pavement - Secret History Vol. 1 2LP
Red House Painters - Down Colorful Hill LP
Red House Painters - S/T (rollercoaster) LP
Red House Painters - S/T (bridge) LP
Red House Painters - Ocean Beach/Shock Me LP
The Replacements - The Twin Tone Years LP box

20% off this week:

We'll pick new staff picks for the 20% off rack each day. Come in and see!


Staff Picks:


Adam's Pick of the Week... Girl Band - The Early Years



Girl Band are a minimalist Irish post-punk band. There are no girls in the group and even the EP title 'The Early Years' is fairly dubious. This is a collection of a few singles (not even their earliest ones) and a handful of new tracks, including inspired covers of Beat Happening and a dubstep artist called Blawan (who is apparently pretty big in that world, how the hell would I know...).

This is just my opinion (which is often misguided) but I'm calling it now, these guys will be the next band to break out on the level of Savages or Parquet Courts. Their terse and violent delivery has just the right amount of anger mixed with accessibility to appeal to a wider audience, and with their misleading names and album titles they're like honey to bad music writers' bees.

You're gonna hear about them again soon enough (they've got a debut full length coming on Rough Trade soon) so why not just get into them now and feel cool about it!?

Anna's Pick of the Week... Traveling With My Portable Electronic Phonograph Vol. 1




I was alphabetizing the various artists section and I decided to check out a few of the titles I wasn't familiar with. This is a collection of music from South Africa (side a) and India (side B) during the 40s and 50s, and how they blended their music with western music of the time: jazz and blues. The Zulu records are a more outright mixing of influences, but the Calcuta tracks are based more around performing artists doing their versions of "melancholy baby" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo." A perfect buy for anyone interested in midcentury music and it's ripple effect globally.


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. Stop in or give us a call! Keep an eye out for announcements for eligible Metro, Constellation, and Bottom Lounge shows too!

Adam's Pick of the Week: Girl Band - The Early Years

Girl Band are a minimalist Irish post-punk band. There are no girls in the group and even the EP title 'The Early Years' is fairly dubious. This is a collection of a few singles (not even their earliest ones) and a handful of new tracks, including inspired covers of Beat Happening and a dubstep artist called Blawan (who is apparently pretty big in that world, how the hell would I know...).

This is just my opinion (which is often misguided) but I'm calling it now, these guys will be the next band to break out on the level of Savages or Parquet Courts. Their terse and violent delivery has just the right amount of anger mixed with accessibility to appeal to a wide audience, and with their misleading names and album titles they're like honey to bad music writers' bees.

You're gonna hear about them again soon enough (they've got a debut full length coming on Rough Trade soon) so why not just get into them now and feel cool about it!?

Sunday, August 9

Anna's Pick of the Week: Various Artists - Travelling With My Portable Electric Phonograph Volume 1

I was alphabetizing the various artists section and I decided to check out a few of the titles I wasn't familiar with. This is a collection of music from South Africa (side a) and India (side B) during the 40s and 50s, and how they blended their music with western music of the time: jazz and blues. The Zulu records are a more outright mixing of influences, but the Calcuta tracks are based more around performing artists doing their versions of "melancholy baby" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo." A perfect buy for anyone interested in midcentury music and it's ripple effect globally.

Friday, August 7

saki newsletter 8/7/15!

Lots to talk about this Friday so let's just get right to it! This Tuesday is the very first VINYL TUESDAY. Vinyl Tuesdays are events where special/limited releases (sort of like Record Store Day) will be released on Tuesdays instead of Fridays. All of these releases will be on vinyl, hence 'Vinyl Tuesday.' This first Vinyl Tuesday certainly packs a punch. We've got a vinyl box set from The Replacements featuring all of their Twin/Tone releases that have not been released on vinyl for a looooong time. We will also have all of the Red House Painters individual LP reissues that were previously only available in a very limited box set, and a collection of unreleased Pavement tracks. Oh, and as if a Replacements box set wasn't cool enough on its own, we've also got some Replacements slip mats to give away with purchase on Tuesday. We're calling them 'Mats mats because DUH. So, yeah, Vinyl Tuesday is pretty alright!

Let's stay on this giveaway tip for a sec, guys. We've also got ONE very special slip mat to give away with the next purchase of Mac Demarco's Another One. The slipmat itself is cool and all, but the REAL deal here is the poster that comes with it. It's autographed by Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV himself, whom you may know as MAC DEMARCO! Pretty cool, right!? All you have to do to claim it is stop in and buy Another One on vinyl.


Hang on a sec, we've got MORE GIVEAWAYS!? This is almost TOO much. We've got a pair of 3-day general admission passes for Riot Fest to give away! Much like our Pitchfork ticket giveaway all you have to do is stop in and leave your name and contact info. No purchase necessary! We'll draw the winner next week so don't hesitate on this one.

Now to talk about someone other than ourselves... our friends at Bucket 'O' Blood are hosting a fundraiser show tonight at The Auxiliary Art Center and it's a hell of a show! They've got Rabble Rabble, The Cell Phones, Yeesh, and Melkbelly, which is just, I mean, Holy Hell that's a good lineup. In addition to having potential 'show of the year' status it is also a fundraiser to help Bucket 'O' Blood relocate to a larger storefront. We are all about these folks having a larger space to be awesome in, so let's make it happen! There will be a $7 suggest donation at the door (but if you don't donate you're a turd) and FREE beer from Powell Brew House (if you don't tip your bartenders you're a turd). The Aux is a great spot for DIY shows and everyone involved in this one is a gem in our book, so let's go out and support them!

 

Oh, and one last thing - we'd like to thank Spirit of the Beehive, Carbonleak, Brendan Faloona and The Predictions for playing in the shop last week. It would have been a very boring week without you guys and everyone who came out, so THANK YOU!

 Here are some things we were talking about on Instagram, etc. this week! 

We've spinnin' the wax straight off of this Irma Thomas collection from Mississippi Records. We've only got one left and it's a very limited pressing so we may not be able to get more!
 
Brendan Faloona played on Sunday with The Predictions!

 Mary made us a crazy pinwheel mobile out of Jamie XX posters (she provided her own disco ball). We know we still don't have a very noticeable sign out front, but hey, now we've got rainbow pinwheels!

Upcoming events:

Saturday, August 22nd @ 4pm
Acoustic Powerpop: Lee Ketch (Mooner), Ian Olvera (Sleepwalkers - MKE), Wes Hollywood in-store!

Saturday, August 29th @ 4pm
In-store with Lala Lala and Kø!

New releases:

William Basinski - Deluge LP
Blondes - Persuasion 12"
Blood Sister - Dysphoria 7"
Heather Woods Broderick - Glider LP
Zachary Cale - Duskland CD and LP
Deaf Wish - Pain CD and LP
Mac Demarco - Another One CD and LP
Iris Dement - Trackless Woods CD
Jackson C. Frank - Complete Recordings CD
Jackson C. Frank - Complete Recordings Vol. 1 LP
Jackson C. Frank - Complete Recordings Vol. 2 LP
Jackson C. Frank - Complete Recordings Vol. 3 LP
Gravmaskin - Volym 1 CD and LP
Heathered Pearls - Body Complex CD and LP
Syl Johnson - Complete Twinight Singles LP
La Luz - Weirdo Shrine CD and LP
Little Howlin' Wolf - Cool Truth LP
Mynabirds - Lovers Know CD and LP
Pig Eyes - 2nd Album LP
Prefuse 73 - Every Color of Darkness LP
Pridjevi - S/T LP
Strange Land/bAd bAd - split 7"
Sylvan Esso - HSKT 12"
Ultimate Painting - Green Lanes CD and LP
Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss LP

Vinyl Tuesday releases (8/11):

Gary Numan - Premier Hits 2LP
Pavement - Secret History Vol. 1 2LP
Red House Painters - Down Colorful Hill LP
Red House Painters - S/T (rollercoaster) LP
Red House Painters - S/T (bridge) LP
Red House Painters - Ocean Beach/Shock Me LP
The Replacements - The Twin Tone Years LP box

20% off this week:

We'll pick new staff picks for the 20% off rack each day. Come in and see!

Staff Picks:

Adam's Pick of the Week: Irma Thomas - Irma Thomas Sings.


A collection of Irma's earlier works showcasing what this gosh dang queen of soul can do with a tightly penned Allen Touissant (or Naomi Neville) number. Really killer New Orleans soul!

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. Stop in or give us a call! Keep an eye out for announcements for eligible Metro, Constellation, and Bottom Lounge shows too!