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Tuesday, September 30

saki newsletter 9/30/14!

Cassette Store Day has come and gone. I feel like we now know a lot more about you guys. Specifically, how much you all really dig classic hip-hop on cassette. That's pretty cool! We hope you all enjoyed our mixtapes and surprise tape grab bag. We had a ton of fun making them. We'd also like to thank Woozy, Coaster, and Pisces at The Animal Fair for playing at the shop!

What's new this week you ask? Well, Mike Conway's show is down. If you missed it then you're just plain stupid. No two ways about it, you f$#&ed up, bro. Lucky for you we have another great show going up this weekend. Adam Hanson's show, Haute and Bauthered will not disappoint! Adam is a designer, illustrator, and printmaker who has created posters and merchandise for a number of bands, including The Hold Steady, The Get Up Kids, and The Crystal Method. The opening reception is on the 10th!

But wait, even before that opening we have another event and it's one of our favorite recurring events in the store. Our pal Brandon Wetherbee (from Brightest Young Things and You Me Them Everybody fame) is doing another installment of Important Records on October 8th! Brandon and Rock Falls will talk about and play songs from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' Dig, Lazarus, Dig. Joshua Dumas and Seth Vanek will do same, but with The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin, and maybe a few more guests. We shall see! The whole show will be recorded for a special episode of the YMTE podcast.

20% off this week:

Pick up any of these records for 20% off! If they sell we'll add more later in the week, so keep an eye on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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!

We have a new deal with The Empty Bottle! Much like our Schubas/LH promotion, you can now get guest list spots for most upcoming EB shows when you purchase a record from any band on the bill at saki. Of course, some exceptions apply, so feel free to ask us about any show you're interested in.

Here are a few upcoming shows we recommend:

10/2 Bass Drum of Death, Peoples Temple and Nones (EB Presents at Subterranean)
10/2 Judson Claiborne and Thomas Comerford
10/3 The Sea and Cake and Acteurs
10/4 Mirah and Death Vessel
10/5 Xylouris White and Scott Tuma
10/16 King Tuff, Cassie Ramone and The Lemons
10/18 Juan Wauters and Guy Blakeslee

Our friends at Metro just dropped off tickets for Dum Dum Girls (10/24), Rubblebucket (10/31) and Alex Clare (11/18)! They can be yours by simply making a purchase at saki. Buy something, pick your show, and you get a pair of tickets!

Upcoming events:

Wednesday, October 8th @ 6pm
Important Records with Brandon Wetherbee!

Friday, October 10th @ 6pm
Adam Hanson 'Haute and Bauthered' opening reception!

Saturday, October 11th @ 4pm
In-store with Orchards and Mawrcrest!

New releases:

Liam Betson - Cover of Hunter LP
The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette LP
Deaf Center - Recount LP
Electric Youth - Innerworld LP
Estrogen Highs - Here Me On The Number Station LP
Fleetwood Mac - S/T (1968) AKA Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac LP
Lee Gamble - Koch LP
Juan Maclean - In A Dream LP
The Limiñanas - I've Got Trouble In Mind: 7" and Rare Stuff 2009-2014 CD and LP
Montgomery Express - Montgomery Movement LP
Montibus Communitas - The Pilgrim To The Absolute CD and LP
The Murmurs - Bound cassette and LP
Pine Hill Haints - Magik Sounds of the Pine Hill Haints CD and LP
Rosetta - The Anaesthete LP
Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With Gold cassette, CD and LP
Sensational Saints - You Won't Believe It LP
Sinkane - Mean Love CD and LP
Tape - Casino LP
Vivian Girls - Share The Joy cassette

....and tons of remaining stock from Cassette Store Day, including Arthur Russell, Outrageous Cherry, Cloud Nothings, Owls, The Coathangers, The Skabbs, Wooden Wand, R. Stevie Moore, Dntel and more!

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