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Tuesday, February 24

saki newsletter 2/24/15!

Thanks to Nick and Goodrich, all the comics, and everyone who came out for Freak Happening on Friday! We had a great turnout with such short notice on the date change and as always, the show was amazing. 

Not a ton of other news from this week, but we were so pleasantly surprised at how many of you came to visit us in this crapstorm of a winter. WE hardly want to come to work ourselves at this point - hibernation is sounding pretty awesome right about now - but you've all made it worth it for us, so THANK YOU. Let's keep it going! If you need help staying warm when you come see us, consider a saki hat. There even warmer than they look!

Here's a few other things you may have missed from the last week...

Some awesome restocks and new arrivals from this past
week! Father John Misty is now back in stock as well.

We've got guest list spots for Sir Richard Bishop's
show at Constellation on 4/4!

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, March 6th @ 6pm

Justin Santora opening reception!

New Releases

Big Dick - Disappointment LP
David Bowie - Young Americans b/w It's Gonna Be Me 7"
Travis Bretzer - Waxing Romantic LP
Camper Van Beethoven - New Roman Times LP
Crow Bait - Separate Stations 7"
Dan Deacon - Glass Riffer LP
Bo Diddley - Have Guitar Will Travel LP
Bo Diddley - Is A Lover LP
Eternal Tapestry - Wild Strawberries CD
Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees LP
Fleetwood Mac - Future Games LP
Fleetwood Mac - Kiln House LP
Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On LP
Colleen Green - I Want To Grow Up LP/CD
Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - Eroina LP
Steve Gunn and Black Twig Pickers - Seasonal Hire LP/CD
Hysterese - S/T LP
Iron and Wine - Archive Series Volume No. I LP/CD
Daniel Knox - S/T LP/CD
Krill - A Distant Fist Unclenching LP
Languis - Other Desert Cities EP (Reissue) 10"
Mechanical Yammering 2 - The Sound and the Fury of Lists Book
Thurston Moore and John Moloney - Full Bleed LP
Pelican - The Cliff LP
The Pop Group - Citizen Zombie LP
Sam Prekop - The Republic LP/CD
Punch Brothers - The Phosphorescent Blues LP
Quarterbacks - S/T LP
Screaming Females - Rose Mountain LP/CD
Sally Shapiro - Disco Romance LP
Silkworm - Chokes LP
Somerset Thrower - Falling Swingers 7"
Thin Lizzy - Shades Of A Blue Orphanage LP
Thin Lizzy - Vagabonds Of The Western World LP
Torche - Restarter LP

20% off this week:

All of this week's 20% off staff picks have shows
coming up at The Empty Bottle! Ask us for guest
list spots while they last!
Staff picks of the week:

Native North America, Volume I: Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985
Not only is this three LP set really fantastic, but it's also hugely important! Never before has such a thorough compilation of music created by the Aboriginal community of North America been made widely available. The curator of the album spent fifteen years traveling throughout Alaska, Canada, and northern America collecting these songs that had been largely unavailable since their original creation. The songs you'll hear are reminiscent of Johnny Cash, the Velvet Underground, and countless other recognizable names from that era - but they're infused with a spirit you won't find elsewhere. The lyrics speak often of the destruction of not only a land but an entire indigenous people. However, there's an underlying spirit of resilience that pervades the collection. Natural imagery and an appreciation for the land in and of itself permeate many of the songs. Overall, this volume is in every way a remarkable feat that is not to be ignored.
A later volume focusing on southern America and Mexico is currently in production, so stay posted! It's sure to be as wonderful. - Anne

Calling Out of Context may be the best of Arthur Russell's posthumous releases. Technically a compilation, it works well as an album, largely because the bulk of the songs found here are unreleased material meant for an album that never came to be. Call it what you want, but this is Russell at the crossroads between avant-garde minimalism and pop - a place where he was likely most comfortable. In a career that found the NYC icon diving into experimental composition, dance music (arguably early hip-hop), jazz, spoken word, and countless styles of folk singing, Russell was at his best when he was able to combine his avant-garde ethos with his pop songwriter heart. This collection is the most undeniable example of the, ahem, wild combination, that has made Arthur Russell such a beloved character and artist.  - Adam

Tribe's first album turns 25 this year, and it's just as entertaining as ever. With classics like "Bonita Applebum", "Can I Kick It?" to the super silly "Ham 'n' Eggs" it's a great way to go back to the golden era of hip hop and maybe melt a little bit of that Winter blues away. I can't say  much about the album that hasn't already been said, but this is a must-have for anyone. - Jake

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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