Dear editor,

Although I appreciate the coverage of my store closing [Post No Bills, April 25] and its obvious subcontext in illustrating the state of independent music retailers, a clarification needs to be made. My decision to close/leave Blackout! retail behind me was done by choice, not out of necessity.

I want my regular customers to know that we will be functioning as usual during the month of May. We will have the new releases you would expect and want you all to come in for the in-stores, etc, and help us celebrate the end of our era on Southport!

Also, I want to note that there is a possibility that Blackout! may actually end up being an ongoing concern and may reopen under new ownership sooner than you’d think.

Thank you to everyone for their support in the past six years: It has been incredible for me and I will miss you!

Jillian Matson


Blackout! Records