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Tuesday, March 3

saki newsletter 3/3/15!

Wait, it's March?? Did you guys know that? Months are weird, man... February was a good one though. Our guy Daniel Knox capped it off with TWO SOLD OUT shows at Constellation. Now he's heading to Europe for a tour with his Carrot Top Records brethren, The Handsome Family, and we couldn't be for excited for the whole dang family!

We're going to start March off right with an opening reception for Justin Santora this Friday. You've no doubt seen Justin's work adorning the walls and windows of many Chicago establishments, but now you can come appreciate it under the hot lights of saki. We'll have the usual refreshments and AM Stations will be playing a live set. Come say hi!

We've got plenty of other stuff to tell you about, like new releases, ticket giveaways, new arrivals, etc... but we'll save the rest of it for the traditional newsletter format. Here you go!

We have tickets to see Sir Richard Bishop at Constellation!
They're yours with purchase of Tangier Sessions!

Lots of good stuff arrived this week! Here are just a few...

saki hats are cool AND they keep your head warm.

Upcoming events:

Friday, March 6th @ 6pm

Justin Santora opening reception! 

New Releases:

Oren Ambarchi - Quixotism LP
Oren Ambarchi and Jim O'Rourke - Behold LP
Ata Kak - Obaa Sima LP/CD
Au.Ra - Jane's Lament CD
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Tepid Peppermint Wonderland: A Retrospective Vol. 2 LP
Carter Tutti - Plays Chris and Cosey LP
Conduct - Fear and Desire LP/CD
Sarah Davachi - Barons Court LP
Escavels - Lonely Sea b/w You Should Know 7"
Rhiannon Giddens - Tomorrow Is My Turn LP
Griffith Harter Union - Progress b/w A House In The Country 7"
Howard - Religion LP
JJ-180 - Talk Talk b/w Classroom
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti 40th Anniversary Edition LPx
Los Piranas - Salvemos Nuestro Folclor 7"
Mastodon - Blood Mountain LP
Moon Duo - Shadow Of The Sun LP/CD
Nature - S/T LP
Navastrau - The Navastrau Tapes 1980-1982 CAS
Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault LP
No Age - Weirdo Rippers LP
Of Montreal - Aureate Gloom LP/CD
Palmbomen II - S/T LP/CD
Purity Ring - Another Eternity LP
Rights Of The Accused - Innocence EP 7"
Sannhet - Revisionist LP/CD
Sigur Ros - Von LP
Swervedriver - I Wasn't Born To Lose You LP/CD
The Thing - Garage LP
V/A - Inherent Vice OST LP/CD
John Wiese - Deviate From Balance LP

20% off this week:

Staff picks of the week:

You can roll your eyes all you want, but I have zero regrets about taking this bad boy home after work one day recently. I don't feel a need to elaborate too lengthily on this album. We all know why it's good - "Just a Girl," "Spiderwebs," "Sunday Morning," hell, even, "Don't Speak" hits the spot every now and then, just like it did when we all first fell in love with this gem two decades ago. So c'mon - pick this baby up. You know you wanna. Make Gwen proud. - Anne
Baked seem to distill just about everything I love about indie rock from the past 30+ years: Detached, sometimes bordering on monotonous vocals? Check. Jangly guitars? Check. Beefy guitars? Check. Odd, dark atmospherics? Check. Psych-stoner leanings? Check. Pummeling rhythms? Check. It's all here. It's often not all in the same song, which can make for somewhat uneven listening, but what Baked lack in consistency of sound, they make up for in proficiency. Whatever they're doing, they do it very, very well. It's no surprise that Baked boasts members of multiple well-respected Brooklyn DIY outfits from recent years. They've clearly learned a lot along the way. - Adam

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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