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Tuesday, June 23

saki newsletter 6/23/15!

We hope you're getting ready to spend a good chunk of your weekend with us, because we've got Freak Happening on Friday and Tinkerbelles with Ne-Hi on Sunday!

Friday's Freak Happening theme is Pee Wee's Punk House, so it's like Pee Wee's Playhouse, but like punk and stuff. You'll see! Check out the amazing show poster from Mike Conway!

Sunday's in-store is a special one - our friends in Tinkerbelles are playing 40 shows in 10 days and we're one of the last stops! Tinkerbelles are already one of our favorite locals, but they're sweetening the pot with Ne-Hi joining them for Sunday's show. That's TWO of our favorite locals. Yesssssssssss!

We're very excited to announce that we're presenting a show at The Burlington on July 23rd with Dave Davidson (Maps and Atlases), Rebecca Ryskalcsyk (from NYC, member of Bethlehem Steel) and Kø (upcoming LP on Joyful Noise)! We'll have more info as the show approaches, like maybe how to get free drinks, etc., so stay tuned!

Here are some things we were talking about on Instagram, etc. this week!

 Look at that bunch of new arrivals! Just look at it! That's some GOOD stuff right there.

Calvin Johnson mixtapes are now in stock! They're VERY limited and they won't last long so don't wait.

 We spun some record at the grand opening of Nando's Peri-Peri in Lakeview! Yeah, it's in Lakeview, but dang is that some good chicken.

Plenty of old favorites and new ones hit the racks this week! We've got the return of Posse, Pup, Olivia Tremor Control, Unrest, Blind Shake, and Ultimate Paiting, along with some new (to us) stuff from Munster Records, etc., including Los Bravos, Los Huracanes and the Amsterdam Beatclub comp.!

 We celebrated the reissue of a ton of Air LPs by spending the first half of Sunday listening to nothing but those bourgie French mofos. It was rad, then it got old, then it was rad again.

 We found some gems in the bargain 45 bin on Saturday. There are still a few left!

Hysterese (Germany) played The Burlington with Canadian Rifle. You can get both of their LPs from us!

 We often have free posters and/or guest list spots to give away with purchase! Look for these stickers in the racks, and don't hesitate to ask even if you don't see one.

Peregrine Angthius' show 'Nothing Left' is up for the rest of the month. Come check it out!

Upcoming events:

Friday, June 26th @ 8pm
Freak Happening with Nick Rouley and Goodrich Gevaart!

Sunday, June 28th @ 4pm
40 Walls Tour in-store with Tinkerbelles and Melkbelly!

Saturday, July 11th @ 6pm
Tip Your Delivery Boy: A pizza theme art show benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository!

Sunday, July 12th @ 1pm
Record release in-store for Barry Phipps "The Town"!

New releases:

V/A - Back From The Grave Vol. 2 LP
Bad Daddies/Hard Left - split 7"
Black Mountain - S/T 10th Anniversary LP
Boyracer/American Culture - split 7"
Leon Bridges - Coming Home LP
Bully - Feels Like LP
Citizen - Everybody Is Going To Heaven LP
Eric Copeland - Remixes LP
Creepoid - Cemetary Highrise Slum LP
Debutantes - Adam's Apple 7"
Desaparecidos (Conor Oberst) - Payola LP
Easter and The Totem - Sum Is Greater Than Its Parts LP
Faith Healer - Cosmic Troubles LP
Flesh Panters - NGC2632
Brandon Flowers - Desired Effect LP
Hard Left - We Are Hard Left LP
High On Fire - Luminiferous LP
Sidney Miller - Linguas De Fogo LP
V/A - Nail House Compilation 4 LP
Offspring - Americana LP
The Orb - Moonbuilding 2703 AD LP
Retribution Body - Aokigahara LP
Royal Jesters - English Oldies CD and LP
Sleaford Mods - A Little Ditty 7"
The Squires - Going All The Way with the Squires LP
Tyme - Land of 1,000 Dances 7"
Alceu Valenca - Molhado De Suor LP
Steve Von Till - A Life Unto Itself LP

20% off this week:

Pitchfork Fest picks! We've covered every day now, so from now until the festival we'll be choosing randomly from artists on all three days of Pitchfork Music Festival 2015. Stay tuned for more deals and TICKET GIVEAWAYS for Pitchfork Fest, coming soon!

Staff Picks:

Adam's Pick of the Week: Royal Jesters - English Oldies

It's the same old story, folks, Numero group drops another one with beautiful packaging, extensive liner notes (which you'll need to figure out why a collection of Spanglish doo-wop is called "English Oldies") and the music, oh, the music... The Royal Jesters were a group of San Antonio teenagers who cut their teeth on American rock 'n' roll of the late 50s, eventually evolving into a popular Tejano act over several lineup changes. English Oldies is a collection of the band's output featuring a slew of delightful covers and originals from what Numero calls "a blazing Latin rock and soul [band of] Tex-Mex masterminds." Highly recommended!

Anna's Pick of the Week: The Everly Brothers - S/T

I am a sucker for close harmonies, and for sibling singers who do close harmonies. These brothers straddle the line between country and rock and and have a lot of fun doing it. Sure, you've got your country standards about heartache ("Bye, Bye Love" and "Brand New Heartache") but they shake it up with a cover of Little Richard's "Rip It Up." My favorite track is Poor Jenny - this jumpin' ballad about how Phil (or Don.. I can't tell) took a sweet girl out to her first party, he ditched her when the cops came, and she was pinned as a teenage gang leader and went to jail.

Jake's Pick of the Week: Jeff Rosenstock - We Cool?

We Cool? sounds like the album that Bomb the Music Industry! would have made after Vacation. Simply put, it’s the next logical step in progression following their 2011 swan song. There’s a fair deal of experimentation, including the alt-country of “Beers Again Alone” and the harmonica ballad “All Blissed Out”. However, during other parts of the record Jeff just sticks to what he knows well, and in the process creates some of the best songs he’s ever written. Energy was the primary foundation behind Bomb the Music Industry!, and the frenetic, speedy pace of tracks like “You, in Weird Cities” and “Hey Allison!” are filled with the same wild spirit that he’s rocked for the past ten years.  Catchy and catchier on repeat listens. 
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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