We mask up for your safety

Covid sure has been a long road for all of us. We’ve seen a lot of changes here at SGR, but as soon as we were allowed to reopen we made sure to ramp up our cleaning and safety measures to protect all of us and all of you! We maintain social distancing, have plexiglass shields up at the registers, require masks, and clean high-contact surfaces often. Thanks for all of the support and for continuing to show us that we’re your favorite local game, music & comic shop!

Our favorite album this week – and we have it on vinyl!

A review for Shame’s 2018 debut album Songs of Praise says “Shame thrives on confrontation. Whether it be the seething intensity crackling throughout debut LP Songs of Praise or the adrena-line-pumping chaos that unfolds at Shame’s shows, it’s all fueled by feeling. NPR’s Bob Boilen noted, ‘Of the 70 bands I saw at this year’s SXSW, the band Shame seemed to mean what they played more than any other.’

The London-based five-piece began as school boys. From the outset, Shame built the band up from a foundation of DIY ethos while citing The Fall and Wire among its biggest musical influences. Utilizing both the grit and sincerity of that musical background, Shame carved out a niche in the South London music scene and then barreled fearlessly into the angular, thrashing post-punk that would go on to make up Songs of Praise, their Dead Oceans debut. From “Gold Hole,” a tongue-in-cheek takedown of rock narcissism, to lead single “Concrete” detailing the overwhelming moment of realizing a relationship is doomed, to the frustrated “Tasteless” taking aim at the monotony of people droning through their day-to-day, Songs of Praise never pauses to catch its breath.”

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Retro Genesis time…

We just got this rare Sega Genesis console in! This combined, semi-portable Genesis/Sega CD unit called the Genesis CDX features a small LCD screen. With this feature and the system’s lightweight build (weighing two pounds), Sega originally marketed it in part as a portable CD player. Call for a price!

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