Been a while since we wrote a new blog post, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t had a lot going on in our little storefront on Milwaukee Avenue in Avondale.
This last weekend, Breakers hosted two events on its stage – 2nd In-Store on the new stage on Saturday, 21 October, featuring local, Chicago artists Wavy I.D. and their drum-machine-driven funk, Le Tour’s noisy punk and the riot grrrl attitude and fresh-clementine-decorated stage presence of Daymaker (they asked the crowd to eat the fruits afterwards).
[Wavy I.D. starting off the show]
On Sunday, though incredibly dreary weather, DJ’s Hood Internet and Oscillator Bug spun 45’s at 33 r.p.m. making for some pretty strange sounding classics – “Barracuda” by Heart slogging along at monstrous pace, anyone ? We managed to get rid of several pounds of 45’s at 99 cents each and have no idea of the fate of all those little black discs.
[DJ’s Spinning those Vinyl]
Breakers has had a pretty healthy dose of new arrivals showing up on our doorstep as well. Sub Pop just released (20-Oct) Nashville band, Bully’s, second LP, “Losing.” As of writing, we’ve still got a copy, which is a limited-edition color vinyl. Other vinyl of note include new Propagandhi, Afghan Whigs, Kelela, Beck, St. Vincent and Chastity Belt.
So what’s next ? Black Friday (where has the year gone ?) !
Starting at 11 a.m., when we open, everything in the store will be 10% for Black Friday, and live bands will take the stage at 4 p.m, including Lettucehead, pussy foot, Daysee and LOOMS. Come thru and wind down after fist-fighting a nine-year-old for that shiny, new toy in the department store. We promise we have records for even the most picky of music connoisseurs whom you know.
[Black Friday flyer – see you there ! ♥]