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Tuesday, May 19

saki newsletter 5/19/15!

*** saki will be CLOSED on Monday, May 25th! We may also have shortened hours on Friday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 24th. Please check the blog and social media outlets for updates! We will not be buying any used vinyl from Thursday, May 21st - Tuesday, May 26th.***

Now for your regularly scheduled newsletter...

Thanks to Rob Karlic, Mac Blackout Band, Nones, Young Marshall, Jaime Rojo, and Treasure Fleet for playing this weekend! We had a great time, and we hope you all did too!

We've got a lot going on this week, so let's just go in chronological order...

First we have the second screening of White Mystery's That Was Awesome TOMORROW (Wednesday) at the Logan Theatre! We are one of the sponsors so we've got tickets for sale AND to give away. Here's the deal:

- spend ANY amount of money and we'll enter you in a raffle for a FREE pair of tickets to the movie.

- spend $25 and we'll just GIVE you a FREE ticket.

- buy a ticket for $10 from us.

On Thursday we have a live taping of the You Me Them Everybody podcast in the store with everybody's favorite host, Brandon Wetherbee. The show is co-hosted by Esmeralda Leon with guests Alicia Sowisdral, Meredith Kachel, Gabe Liebowitz and Meaghan Strickland. If you laugh loud enough you'll be able to hear yourself later on when the podcast goes up. You won't have to listen to close to hear Brandon though... he's the loud one with the microphone.

We also have tickets to give away for Other Lives at Metro on the 22nd. Get a pair with ANY purchase in the store. That's it - just buy something and you get a FREE pair of tickets!

Dare To Be Stupid is the first collection of Ryan Duggan/Drug Factory Press poster art. It spans Ryan's work from 2006-2014 and it even has a few posters he did for saki, including the show poster from his 2012 art show, Time To Make The Doughnuts. It's kind of crazy to look through this book and recognize so many amazing posters that we've seen around town, or in friend's apartments, or even (in many cases) our OWN homes! Ryan is a one-of-a-kind artist and Dare To Be Stupid is a MUST-OWN book. To sweeten the pot you can buy one of our latest saki shirts (with Ryan's Heavy Cat design) along with Dare To Be Stupid for $30! The shirt is still good for 5% off your purchase at saki (excluding artwork) whenever you wear it in the store!

We're still very excited about our latest shipment of Featherproof Books, including titles from Daniel Higgs, Brian Costello, Tim Kinsella AND Jessica Hopper's new book, The First Collection Of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic. Featherproof has a pretty incredible selection of titles to choose from and we're so glad we're able to carry them. 

Here's a few other things we were talking about on Instagram, etc. this week!

We brought in some new titles from Chicago/San Francisco label, Grabbing Clouds! Everything these guys put out is great. They find some of the best bands from Chicago, San Fran, and even Japan!

The Mac Blackout Band tore it up for Rob Karlic and Mac Blackout's closing reception. Rob and Mac's art is still up, but it will come down at the end of the month, so come check it out before it's gone! 

One more reason to see this art show before it's gone: you'll have the chance to take your picture in this creepy-as-hell carnival cut-out that Rob and Mac made!

We now carry Barry Phipps' (The Coctails) solo album, The Town, as well as Barry's handmade selvedge denim LP bags!

A few recent restocks and recent arrivals, heavy on the hip-hop (old and new), rock and soundtracks!

We now carry Earlove earplugs! Seriously, these things are amazing.

Upcoming events:

Wednesday, May 20th @ 4pm
White Mystery: That Was Awesome screening at The Logan Theatre!
Get your tickets here!

Thursday, May 21st @ 6:30pm
You Me Them Everybody podcast taping with Brandon Wetherbee!

Friday, June 5th @ 7:30pm
Freak Happening with Nick Rouley and Goodrich Gevaart!

New releases:

A Room With A View - Addiction of Duplicates LP

Daniel Bachman - River LP
Johnny Cash - Town Hall Party 1958 LP
Ceremony - L-Shaped Man LP
Cheerleader - Sunshine of Your Youth LP
Circuit Des Yeux - In Plain Speech CD and LP
Kara-Lis Coverdale and LXV - Sirens LP
D'Angelo - Brown Sugar LP
Darjeeling Limited - OST LP
Detached Objects - S/T LP
Dirty Fences - Full Tramp CD, LP, and cassette
Dommengang - Everybody's Boogie CD and LP
Ekoplekz - Reflekzionz CD
El Perro Del Mar - S/T (deluxe reissue)
Faith No More - Sol Invictus CD
Fireworks - Switch Me On LP
Former Ghosts/Funeral Advantage - split 7"
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Original Broadway Cast Recording LP
Helio Sequence CD and LP
Holly Herndon - Platform LP
Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? LP
Isasa - Las Cosas LP
Joanna Gruesome - Peanut Butter CD
Lejonslaktet - Vaderkvarn 7"
Love As Laughter - Lazy Soldier 7"
Milk Carton Kids - Monterey LP
Annique Monet - Phantom Letters LP
Georgio Moroder - Midnight Express OST LP
Motorhead - Iron Fist LP
Oddisee - The Good Fight LP
Palma Violets - Danger In The Club LP
Penetrators - She's The Kinda Girl 7"
Popol Vuh - Kailash: Pilgrimage To The Throne LP/DVD box
Purple 7 - Gulf of the Afterglow LP
Shilpa Ray - Last Year's Savage CD and LP
Saun and Starr - Look Closer CD and LP
Shamir - Ratchet LP
Sun Ra - Planets of Live or Death: Amiens 1973 CD
Super Furry Animals - mwng LP (reissue)
Tanlines - Highlights LP
T-Tops - S/T CD and LP
John Vanderslice - Mass Suicide Occult Figurines LP
We Are Hex - Bleach Brigade CD
Paul Westerberg - Suicaine Gratification LP (reissue)
Wire - S/T LP
Link Wray - White Lightning/Lost Cadence Sessions 1958 LP

20% off this week:

THE BOSS... continued. So many of you snatched up our copies of these Bruce Springsteen reissues that we're just going to continue the sale. 


Staff Picks:

Anna's Pick of the Week: Django Django - Born Under Saturn

Django Django (the d is silent) bring the indie rock with tambourine and vocal harmonies. Think Beach Boys meet Black Keys. Their 2012 self titled debut was a rockin' summer album and this album is more of the same. Perfect for sunny afternoons.

Adam's Pick of the Week: Kenny Knight - Crossroads

I don't think I can say it any better than the label who reissued this, Paradise of Bachelors, so here it is: The first-ever reissue of the private-press country-rock rarity by Colorado auto body painter, Marine, and garage band lifer Kenny Knight—he played in the original ’60s Black Flag—Crossroads recalls a homebrew American Beauty-era Grateful Dead in its world-weary, low-key mood and indelible songwriting. Faded, anxious, melancholy, and beautifully woozy, this out-of-time document belies its 1980 release date. Produced in cooperation with Numero Group, it features liner notes by writer and collector Michael Klausman and Kenny himself."

Check out the album's standout track "Whiskey" for a little... taste.

Jake's Pick of the Week: Pond - Man It Feels Like Space Again

The sixth release from Pond, little brother to the massively huge Tame Impala, rarely slows down, offering up track after track of blown-out guitar tones, drifting synths, and even the occasional sound effect of atom bomb explosions. Glam rock, spacey chamber pop, and fuzzy psych guitars are all found here in healthy doses. Plus one of the songs is called "Heroic Shart", so what's not to love? I've listened to it a billion times and you should too.

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, Constellation, and Bottom Lounge shows too!

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