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Tuesday, June 9

saki newsletter 6/9/15!

It's getting toasty around here, folks! For us that means more reggae and less pants - get ready to see these record store employee gams! We're going to crank up the AC (if it doesn't break on us again... and again) and get ready for a fun summer of in-stores, art shows, and comedy. Hopefully we'll see you soon! 

Here's what's coming up:

Peregrine Angthius' art opening is this Friday! Peregrine was born near the end of the eighties to a couple of weirdos who decided to move to the woods; she currently lives in Chicago with her animal friends. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with an illustration focus from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2011. 

"Nothing Left" is Peregrine's first solo exhibition since moving to Chicago; it is a collection of work that represents the doubt, sadness, and mania that moving to a new place can elicit. The event will feature a live music set by DJ Wild Jesus. It's free and BYOB!

On Saturday we have a record release in-store for The Bribes' "Nobody Got Anywhere!" They'll be joined by Bad Bad Meow and Baby Money. That's THREE great locals bands for the price on NONE. What a deal!

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

We still have some shirts from our friend, Dmitry Samarov! They're comfy grey t-shirts with Dmitry's 'Chicago Sewer' design on the front.

We've been reppin' hard for our buddies in Sewingneedle. We've even heard people say (and it was someone besides us) that this is possible the best local release of the year... whaaaaa? Seriously!

 We snagged a few copies of this very limited run reissue from Maplewood Records. It's real trippy psych rock with a little prog flavor. This is great stuf from a basically unknown band. Check it out!


Restocks and recent arrivals are always coming through the door!
 Make sure you check instagram, etc. regularly to get all the updates. 


More restocks and new arrivals!


 Pork Magazine sent us some new zines! We've still got the last issue too. We really don't want to toss them, but we'll have to make room soon, so come get one of each!

Upcoming events:

Friday, June 12th @ 6pm
Opening reception for Peregrine Angthius' show "Nothing Left"! 

Saturday, June 13th @ 3pm
Record release in-store for The Bribes "Nobody Got Anywhere" with Bad Bad Meow and Baby Money!

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:

Ancient Sky - Mosaic CD and LP
Basement Benders - 7" EP
Boscoe - S/T LP reissue
Brontosaurus - Our Animal Ways LP
Damaged Bug - Cold Hot Plumbs CD and LP
Eskimeaux - O.K. LP
John Fahey - Vol. 1 Blind Joe Death LP
John Fahey - Vol. 2 Death Chants, Breakdowns, and Military Waltzes LP
J. Fernandez - Many Levels of Laughter CD and LP
FFS - S/T LP
Hot Water Music - New What Next LP
Jenny Hval - Apocalypse Girl CD and LP
I Hate Myself - Three Songs 12"
Institute - Catharsis CD and LP
Katrina Stoneheart - S/T LP
Las Vegas Grind Vol. 2 aka Louie's Limbo Lounge - V/A LP
Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 3 - V/A LP
Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 4 - V/A LP
Local H - Hey Killer LP
Tor Lundvall - Park LP
Our Love Will Destroy The World - Carnivorous Rainbows LP
Pet Symmetry - Pets Hounds CD
Prinzhorn Dance School - Home Economics CD and LP Chuck Ragan - Los Feliz LP
Arthur Russell - Corn CD and LP
The Sandwitches - Our Toast CD and LP
Sightings - Amusers and Puzzlers LP
Mavis Staples - Your Good Fortune 10"
Stellar OM Source - Nite-Glo LP
Trojan Beatles Reggae: The Blue Album - V/A LP
Sharon Van Etten - I Don't Want To Let You Down CD and LP
Michael Vidal - Dream Center CD and LP
Walks On The Beach - Adoption Tapes LP, deluxe LP, cassette
Ben Zimmerman - Baltika Years LP
Jamie XX - In Colour LP

20% off this week:

Pitchfork Fest picks! This week we're celebrating Day Two of Pitchfork Music Festival 2015. Stay tuned for more deals and TICKET GIVEAWAYS for Pitchfork Fest, coming soon!

Staff Picks:

Anna's Pick of the Week: Sam Cooke - Encore


Recorded in California in 1958, this record still maintains it's elegance and swing to this day. Sam Cooke is an early soul singer, among the likes of Ray Charles and Otis Redding.

Side A is the quicker pop tunes (like Accentuate the Positive) and side B has the more low key love songs (such as Today I Sing the Blues). Your dinner party guests will be humming this soundtrack long after dessert

Adam's Pick of the Week: John Fahey - Volume 1: Blind Joe Death



A reissue of the third, and arguably best version of John Fahey's classic debut album, rerecorded for the stereo market. While the first two versions of the album are significant, this version has cleaner recordings and in Fahey's own opinion, more polished technique.

If you've ever plucked a guitar string you need this album. 
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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