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Friday, September 25

saki newsletter 9/25/15!

Freakin' Meat Wave in-store is freakin' tomorrow! It's been a while since we've had these dudes in the shop so we're a little excited! PLUS we've got Vamos playing with them. This is their first time playing saki, so we're DOUBLE EXCITED. We're kicking things off at 4 and Pipeworks may or may not be bringing some Delusion Moon beer for your tasting pleasure. As always, this event is ALL AGES, FREE and BYOB.

Here's some footage of Meat Wave playing at saki a few years ago, courtesy of The Chicago Reader's Soundcheck series. Don't forget, we'll have copies of Meat Wave's new album AND their older one, plus Vamos latest record as well.

Since this is still a fairly new thing, we want to remind you all that we are currently CLOSED on Mondays. Our friends at CTD and Carrot Top Records will still be in the office, so if you need to see them on a Monday, just ring the doorbell and someone will come up to help you. 

Sorry for any inconvenience this change may cause! If it really is a problem for you, just get in touch with us and we may change our hours back in the future. 

Here are a few things we were yammering about on Instagram, etc. this week:

Girl Band's debut full length is out this week! We are beyond stoked on this one. Do yourself a solid and check it out.

Volumes 1-3 of the Portugese Nuggets comps. are back in stock!

 Mountain Goats mastermind, John Darnielle wrote an incredible novel last year (especially considering it's his first)! It was a big seller for us in hardcover and it's now available in paperback. If you haven't read it yet, we highly recommend you do. It's a quick, easy and engrossing read.

 We still have a handful of these Calvin Johnson mixtapes left! These things are made from Calvin's personal collection and every dang one of 'em is a lesson in music history from the hits to some lesser known gems. We can't recommend them enough!

Upcoming events:

Saturday, September 26th @ 4pm
Delusion Moon Record Release In-store with Meat Wave and Vamos!

New releases:

Big Black - Atomizer LP
Bikini Kill - Revolution Girl Style Now CD and LP
Carter Tutti Void - f(x) LP
Caspian - Dust and Disquiet LP
Michael Chapman - Fish CD and LP
Chvrches - Every Open Eye CD and LP
Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie CD and LP
  Goat - It's Time For Fun 7"
Steve Hauschildt - Where All Is Fled CD (LP delayed)
Heaters - Hot Water Pool CD and LP
Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness LP
Jawbox - S/T CD and LP
King Midas Sound and Fennesz - Edition 1 LP
Nick Mazzarella Trio - Ultraviolet CD and LP
Reverberations - Lost In Time 7"
Ricked Wicky - Swimmer To A Liquid Armchair CD and LP
Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down LP
Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin (Deep) Down deluxe LP 
Sonny Vincent and Spite - Mary Ann 7"
Wand - 1,000 Days LP
Youth Lagoon - Savage Hills Ballroom LP
Staff Picks:

Adam's Pick of the Week: Michael Hurley - Armchair Boogie

Michael Hurley is a weirdo for the regular people. His music is not in-accessible, but it is marked with just enough eccentricity to be considered 'weird' by some. That hasn't stopped many other artists from gaining wider-scale popularity, but Hurley's music has always stalwartly lacked polish. He has always (at least apparently) done his own thing, crafting his own peculiar sound in the 'outsider' folk community, and even (perhaps most endearingly) creating his own quaint and charming lexicon, both verbally and visually.

On this, his first true album, Hurley sets forth his mission statement with sometimes jaunty, and sometimes somber songs of silly little loves, sympathetic werewolves, biscuits and tea, and his ever-present hand-drawn artwork. It's a must-own for fans of Nick Drake, Van Morrison, Karen Dalton, or anyone who's ever considered themselves a fan of folk music, especially those who've been labeled (or labeled themselves) a 'weirdo.' Michael Hurley gets it.

Anna's Pick of the Week: The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics

Don’t let the monochrome cover and teddy haircuts fool you - these guys are proto punk at it’s transitional best. It starts by demanding your full attention with the first track (The Witch). Garage rock, chugging, broken speaker sound that’s in your face. They then mix in covers of early rock n’ roll classics; 5 of the 12 tracks are covers from some of the greats - Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Rufus Thomas and more! It’s a great example of some rockin’ dudes paying homage and getting inspired by the soul, rock, and blues of their day. 
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!

Here are a few upcoming Metro shows we think you should know about!

9/27 The Orb and Quadratic

9/29 Autechre with Cygnus and Rob Hall (DJ set)

10/2 Battles

10/6 Mew with Dodos  


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