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PETER AND DAVID AND ED

posted November 17th, 2017

More Astral Folk Gold from the vault - the previously invisible vault that we didn't know existed! Ed Askew's A Child In The Sun: Radio Sessions 1969-1970 culls actual reels of radio sessions from 1969 through 1970, during his honey-dipped Ask The Unicorn days. Featuring stunningly fresh performances of many of his classics to pour over, A Child In The Sun even includes a previously unreleased song for all you obsessive types!

Askew's early recordings are now considered acid folk masterpieces,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ed Askew

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! NOVEMBER 2017

posted November 17th, 2017

 

All Saints just over our shoulder….Holidays and Black Fridays coming on...can it be? The year they said might never end (well) is coming to an actual end? An end where we all end up living, even? We've been on the edge of our seat all year long....but now, there'so time for freakin’ huzzah, gang! In the web that is our own, we're prepared to begin again - even if the outcome is destined to be overpowered and plowed under by the nuclear... (read more)

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GOING SOUTH WITH ROYAL TRUX

posted November 16th, 2017

It's almost two-thousand-fucking-eighteen and Royal Trux are still headlining gigs across the US and Europe. What have any of us done lately? Other than see the Royal Trux at one of their headlining gigs across the US and Europe that is! You can't blame us for our priorities - whenever you say, "Royal Trux's longtime status as deconstructionist art project and a heady purveyor of lo-fi Rolling Stones' worshiping blues rock with an avant-garde bent has lead them through an illustrious career... " you had... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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WATCH CHRIS GANTRY PERFORM "THE LIZARD"! PLUS, IN-STORE SHOW THIS WEEK!

posted November 15th, 2017

The late 1960s brought a cascade of reflection to popular music, a deep sense of transformation that included disillusionment within its revolution. High on the waves of those turbulent times, Chris Gantry pulled apart the tropes of traditional voice-and-guitar singer-songwriting with his raconteur spirit and refined lyrical expressions. Settled in Johnny Cash's home studio with a band of Nashville troubadours following a brush with the Feds over growing marijuana on his farm, Gantry ran through an album's worth of material that would eventually become... (read more)

Artists in this story: Chris Gantry

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MARIGOLDS REBLOOMING

posted November 10th, 2017

Ed Askew's 1968 ESP-Disk release Ask the Unicorn presented his musical charm and disposition with little streamlining, allowing his emotionally raw, lyrical songs to shine. This was a rare record for people who considered themselves odd and lonely, and those that heard it, lived with and drew comfort from it - but for many years, it was the only thing heard from Ed, who performed and painted through the 70s and 80s without much recording activity. Today, thanks to the reissue of Ask the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ed Askew

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DRAG CITY LIMITS PRESENTS: A SAPROPELIC PERFORMYNCE BY KA BAIRD

posted November 9th, 2017

Ready to unlock some mysteries - and unearth some others? Follow Ka Baird deep into our underground bunker for another one-of-its-kind Steamroom Session! Performing live for Drag City Limits in the mythical Steamroom, Ka Baird bares all (spirituo-figuratively, people!) with a trans-formative rendition of "Ka". "Ka" is a palpitating gusher of energy, aiming for total erasure of thought through physical catharsis and movement. Baird's sonic spirit takes hold, thrusting herself into ecstatic mediation that transfers radiantly to our own eyes and ears, while providing us... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ka Baird

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TY SEGALL IS ON FIRE!

posted November 7th, 2017

Ty Segall’s new song, “My Lady’s On Fire” has been heard on the tour trail over the course of 2017, quickly becoming an audience favorite with its classic pop ballad style that offers provocation to the unrighteous creators of chaos. The studio version encompasses a range of yearning emotions through an iridescent production blend of electric piano, acoustic and electric guitars and saxophone. In fact, this could be the saxophone jammer of the year! The solo brings us to our knees. Insane or... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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SHIFTING THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE

posted November 6th, 2017

The imperceptible shifts of being are illuminated, elevated and celebrated on Circuit des Yeux's shattering new album Reaching For Indigo. As the first sounds and words you hear, "Brainshift" causes the floor to drop from beneath you, as you travel deep within Haley Fohr's psyche. This is a trip she takes every day, but one that makes for breathless listening for the rest of us. Haley's unflinching power and volitant lyric croon spiral we the listener through layers of intimacy and... (read more)

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DEAD RIDER LIVES AGAIN! WITH THE MOUNTAIN GOATS

posted November 3rd, 2017

Sometimes the things you question the most in life are instead the things least worthy of consideration. Like, for instance, what have Mountain Goats fans done to deserve the forthcoming Spring tour-leg with Dead Rider? Delving into the state of people's karma and/or the vagaries of the luck of the draw....these are some not worth considering. Instead, it's more fruitful to consider how Dead Rider's show will be reanimated in the big rooms they'll be playing back East in April. That's a delicious... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dead Rider

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STRETCHING YOUR DOLLAR WITH WALKER AND MACKAY

posted October 30th, 2017

Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker are out on the road, playing their way from town to town. "Stretching My Dollar In Plano" is a dusty, sonic evocation of the slow waltz across Texas, but the video? Plano's a very long way from LA, and it usually seem that most places are -that's why we have an inescapable Shangri-La-cum-Val-Halla-type of dream that we reflect upon when considering that faraway angel city. There's even a time that being in LA can seems as expansive as a dream... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker