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Tuesday, May 5

saki newsletter 5/5/15!

Tomorrow night our buddy, Brandon Wetherbee (of You Me Them Everybody fame), is hosting 8x8: 8 Performers, 8 Minutes Each at saki! 8x8 is a show that Brandon used to put up at Hungry Brain and we're excited to be taking that over (even if only temporarily). If it isn't obvious from the name, 8x8 features 8 different performers - usually comedians or musicians - who are given 8 minutes each to do pretty much whatever they want. It's a fun show and we even have some familiar names like Goodrich Gevaart (from our very own Freak Happening) and Stephanie Hasz (whom you may know as Goodrich's fictional estranged ex-wife shouting from the audience during Freak Happening)! Come join us for a good time at 7pm tomorrow night.

On Thursday our friends at the Dr. Martens store are hosting an in-store with one of our new favorite bands, YEESH! We've been pushing their album in the store for a while now, so maybe that name sounds familiar. Now we have an even better reason to tell you to buy it: Dr. Martens is offering 15% off (footwear only) on May 7th if you bring in a receipt from saki showing that you purchased Yeesh's No Problem! It's a double-deal! Get an awesome record and a sweet discount on some killer boots at the same time. Just make sure you get your ITEMIZED receipt from us at check out. You'll need it to redeem your discount!

On Saturday we have an in-store with recent Joyful Noise signees, Ko! They're bringing their pals (and saki veterans), Clearance to open for them. Clearance have been one of the more consistently great live bands in the city for a while now and Ko are quickly making that name for themselves as well. We can pretty much guarantee this is going to be a great Saturday afternoon. Come say hi!

We still have some guest list spots for Vetiver and The Fruit Bats' Eric D. Johnson at Old Town School this Friday, May 8th! Just purchase a Vetiver or Fruit Bats album from us and we'll add you to the list. Our spots are limited, so get in here fast to claim them!

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

The latest HoZac Records now in stock! 
Just in time for Blackout Fest at the Empty Bottle May 15th and 16th!

We got some new LP storage crates from Stack That Wax!

New saki t-shirts designed by the one and only Ryan f***ing Duggan. They have Ryan's beloved 'Heavy Cat' design on the back and a classic saki logo on the front breast. Like all of our saki-branded merchandise, you get 5% off your purchase when you wear it in the store!

Upcoming events:

Wednesday, May 6th @ 7pm

8x8: 8 Performers, 8 Minutes Each!

Saturday, May 9th @ 4pm
In-store with Ko and Clearance!

Saturday, May 16th @ time TBA
Rob Karlic Photography and Mac Blackout Closing Party!

Sunday, May 17th @ 3pm
Chicago Singles Club presents Treasure Fleet, Jamie Rojo and Young Marshall!

New releases:

A Grave With No Name - Feathers Wet, Under the Moon LP/CD
Best Coast - California Nights LP
Cronin, Mikal - MCIII LP/CD
Dead Ghosts - S/T LP
Death and Vanilla - To Where the Wild Things Are LP/CD
Downtown Boys - Full Communism LP
Gardner, Jacco - Hypnophobia LP/CD
Hop Along - Painted Shut LP
Kings Destroy - S/T LP/CD
King Tuff - Live at Pickathon LP
Marshmallow Coast - Vangelis Rides Again LP/CD
McCaughan, Mac - Non-Believers LP/CD
Montibus Communitas - The Pilgrim to the Absolute
Mumford and Sons - Wilder Mind LP
My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall LP
N.W.A.  and The Posse - S/T LP
Peach Kelli Pop - S/T LP
Rault, Michael - Living Daylight LP
Rose Windows - S/T LP
Twinsmith - Alligator Years LP
Wovenhand - S/T LP

20% off this week:


From our staff picks section: Silkworm, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, The Left Banke, 

Pink Avalanche, The Hippy Boys, and The Melton Brothers Band!

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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