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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!

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