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Tuesday, June 30

saki newsletter 6/30/15!

Before we get to the rest of this newsletter we feel it's important to remind you all that we're giving away tickets for Pitchfork Music Festival! Today is the last day to enter to win a pair of FRIDAY tickets. We'll start the giveaway for SATURDAY tickets tomorrow. WAY more people need to be taking advantage of this. No purchase necessary, just stop in and enter!

Special thanks to everyone who came out for Tinkerbelles and Melkbelly this weekend! We're so happy for Tinkerbelles for surviving their 40 Walls Tour (40 shows in 10 days) and it was awesome to see them AND Melkbelly rip it up in the store. We still have copies of Tinkerbelles' "piss yellow" asparagus-scented 7" (with artwork by Ryan Duggan) and now we have Melkbelly's LP as well. Come pick both up!

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!

We're giving away tickets for Pitchfork Fest 2015!

Tinkerbelles playing saki as part of the 40 Walls Tour!

We're getting pumped for Tip Your Delivery Boy: A Pizza Themed Art Show, opening next weekend!

MOST of these Calvin Johnson mixtapes are gone now. We're down to the last couple!

 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:

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"! 

Thursday, July 23rd @ 9pm
saki presents: Dave Davidson (Maps and Atlases), Rebecca Ryskalczyk (Bethlehem Steel, NYC), and Kø at The Burlington! 

Saturday, August 22nd @ 4pm
Acoustic Powerpop: Lee Ketch (Mooner), Ian Olvera (Sleepwalkers - MKE), Wes Hollywood in-store!

New releases:

Ancient Ocean - Blood Moon LP
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Boatman's Call LP reissue
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part LP reissue
Cherubs - 2 Ynfynyty LP
V/A - Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness LP
Der Faden - Best Guess 7"
Eric's Trip - Love Tara LP reissue
Eyelids - S/T 12" EP
Failure - Heart Is A Monster LP
Fight Amp - Constantly Off LP
Jaill - Brain Cream LP
Joy Division - Closer LP reissue
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures LP reissue
Jovan Karcic - 2011 LP
Karin Krog - Don't Just Sing: An Anthology 1963-1999 LP and CD
Mantar - Death By Burning LP
McRad - Lion Pure LP
Mutoid Man - Bleeder LP
Outta Gas - S/T 7" EP
Refused - Freedom LP
Roommate - Make Like LP
V/A - Studio One Rub-A-Dub LP
V/A - Studio One Story LP
Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band - S/T LP
Tropical Trash - UFO Rot LP
We Are Hex - Bleach Brigade LP
Wombats - Golden Voice Recordings 1966-1967 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. We've also started our TICKET GIVEAWAY! You have until the end of the day today to enter for FRIDAY tickets. We'll being the giveaway for Saturday tickets TOMORROW!

Staff Picks:

Jake's Pick of the Week: Torres - Sprinter 

The joy of listening to Torres — and there is a lot of joy — is in her words, her melodies, and the fire she breathes when she sings. The achievement that is Sprinter should surprise no one considering the acclaim for her debut LP in 2013, but the fact that a virtual masterpiece came so soon afterwards is still worth recognizing. Torres is only 24, but she writes with the courage of someone much older. She is already willing to bear the wisdom and insight that comes from her Southern Baptist roots — and from leaving them behind.

Adam's Pick of the Week: Sidney Miller - Linguas De Fogo

For fans of Light In The Attic's Marcos Valle reissues, this is another chill-as-hell summer record for sipping Sangria on your porch for the next few months. Sidney Miller was well-known in the Brazilian 70's scene, but more as a songwriter than a performer. This previously hard to find 1974 masterpiece should cement him with the likes of Lo Borges, Gilberto Gil and Valle with this, its second chance at pleasing a few ears. This was the last album Miller would make before passing away from suspicious circumstances at age 30 - making it one of those rare gems that both stand alone as a fantastic piece of work and a sign of potential greatness to come. Sadly, we'll never know!

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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