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Tuesday, February 17

saki newsletter 2/17/15!

Happy Valentine's/President's Day, everyone! We celebrated with Sick Fisher's opening reception on Friday night (it was probably our favorite art opening ever) and then blasting Slayer for most of the day on Saturday. It freakin' ruled!

This week we have a special surprise for you: our monthly comedy show, Freak Happening, is moving up one week (it's normally on the last Friday of the month) to THIS FRIDAY! That's great news on its own, but this month Nick and Goodrich are looking for love as Freak Happening presents The Mating Game!

Freak Happening is easily our favorite event among the staff and we'd love to see some new faces in the audience this month! Come out, bring your own booze, have a seat, and laugh at these dummies, ok? You'll have fun!

Here's a few other things we were talking about this week...

Lamp threw down an epic 50-minute set for Nick Fisher's
opening reception! We love these guys and can't wait to
hear their full length, complete with Sick Fisher artwork!

Magician, Tricky Ol' Puss made all of us act like amazed
children with his opening set for Lamp at Sick Fisher's
opening reception. Seriously, magic is the coolest.

A few awesome used vinyl new arrivals this week!

After a short wait, Sleater-Kinney is back in stock!
These knit hats are selling like hot cakes, y'all! Ok, so
maybe it's just all our employees buying them, but
still... get one today! 5% off your purchase when you
where it in the store!
Upcoming events:

Friday, February 20th @ 8pm

Freak Happening presents The Mating Game!

Friday, March 6th @ 6pm

Justin Santora opening reception!

New Releases

A Place To Bury Strangers - Transfixiation LP/CD
Cannoball Adderley and the Bossa Rio Sextet - S/T LP
Antony and Yoko Ono - I Love You Earth 10"
Axis: Sova - Early Surf LP
Sir Richard Bishop - Tangier Sessions LP/CD
Brothers of the Sonic Cloth - S/T LP/CD
Bunny Lion - Red LP/CD
Eric Chenaux - Skullsplitter CD
Damon and Naomi - Fortune CD
Steve Earle and The Dukes - Terraplane CD
Ex-Cult - Cigarette Machine LP/CD
Stan Getz - Big Band Bossa Nova LP
B.C. Gilbert/G. Lewis - 3R4 LP
Jose Gonzalez - Vestiges and Claws LP
Buddy Holly and the Crickets - The Chirping Crickets LP
In Tall Buildings - Driver LP/CD
Inflatable Boy Clams - S/T 7"
King Woman - Doubt LP
Mourn - S/T LP/CD
Phoenix - Alphabetical LP
Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That LP
Phoenix - United LP
Phosphorescent - Live at the Music Hall LP/CD
Pink Section - S/T LP
Arthur Russell - Calling Out of Context LP
S. Carey - Supermoon LP
Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun LP
Six Organs of Admittance - Hexadic LP/CD
Sonny and the Sunsets - Talent Night at the Ashram LP/CD
Pops Staples - Don't Lose This LP/CD
Nedelle Torrisi - Advice From Paradise LP
Ritchie Valens - S/T LP
Alan Watts - This Is It LP
John Zorn and Yoko Ono - Blink 10"

20% off this week:

Whirr, Deerhoof, Dodos, Delicate Steve, Cursive,
and Caribou are all 20% off this week! They all have
upcoming shows in town too. Ask us how to get on the
guest list!

Staff picks of the week:

Adam's Pick of the Week: Something Wild (2013) has 
the highlights that really stand out in RH's catalog for 
me. "Our Song" is maybe the most truthful breakup song 
ever set to a bouncy pop-punk rhythm, and their cover of 
Gene Thomas' "Sometimes" is faithful to the original, 
but still a surprisingly refreshing update. Fans of 
Swearin', Waxahatchee, Quarterbacks, or anything in 
the Salinas Records catalog probably don't need to 
be told this, but this one is up that alley for sure.

Anne's Pick of the Week: As Chicago winter drudges 
along, and a lack of that oh-so-elusive vitamin D makes 
us all a little (or a lot) crazy, there is no better album to 
ease the sting of waking up to yet another negative sign
in front of the number on your early-morning weather
forecast than Further Out. Cloakroom makes it all feel
okay. They somehow manage to be both heavy and loud
while simultaneously soft and beautiful.  It's no surprise
that winter bleeds through these songs - the band is based
in northwest Indiana. They GET us, guys. So next time 
you feel entirely convinced that spring will never again
be seen in Chicago, throw on this record. You'll
be smiling (or at least not crying) in no time.

Jake's Pick of the Week: I've been going through this 
phase lately where I've been buying up everything Madlib
I can. I've got a page in my journal with Madlib written
inside of a heart with little hearts around it like a school
girl with a crush.  If you've listened to Freddy Gibbs/
Madlib's fantastic Pinata, you'll already be familiar.
Like any work Madlib does, it stands up just as well
without vocals. Seriously if you're into hip hop
instrumentals it doesn't get much better than this.
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 and Bottom Lounge shows too!

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