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PERSONALLY, FROM JOHN MULANEY TO YOU

posted October 15th, 2018

A couple weeks back, on the day Kid Gorgeous at Radio City was released, John Mulaney spent an afternoon signing records at Rough Trade Records in Brooklyn, and it was lots of fun for him and the fans alike. Since John isn't planning to tour this year (after spending a couple hundred days on the road developing the Kid Gorgeous show), the chance of him appearing elsewhere to do another thing like this is kinda slim. We're looking at other signings in nearby East... (read more)

Artists in this story: John Mulaney

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SIR RICHARD BISHOP SMUGGLED INTO EUROPE

posted October 12th, 2018

The ever-elusive Sir Richard Bishop is constantly slipping and sliding above and beneath the surface; like the best shape-shifters, he's difficult to pin down and escapes easily, into the nght. That all changes when he wants to be seen - and it's in those moments that we experience pure joy, delighted by his presence! The joy could occur with the drop of a stunning LP of solo guitar, like Tangier Sessions, or it may occur when the weather tells him it's time to tour.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop

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SEGALL GONE SOLO

posted October 11th, 2018

Scream it from the rooftops, 'ole Segall's gone solo! Well, not really, but for more than twenty days we get Ty all to ourselves! Beginning at the end of October, Ty starts a very special solo and acoustic tour across the country. The venues more intimate, the songs more acoustic, the vibe more mellow! The acoustics expand upon contact, creating new shapes to fit in your ears and sail down the canals deep into your skull. Ty is taking his entire catalog on the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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CAVE BECOME YOUR NEW BEAUX

posted October 10th, 2018

The CAVE rave has really livened up since we announced their new album, Allways, their first since the time-fractaling opus, Threace. Following that unbearable five-year hiatus, we're psyched to confirm that the quintet of Cooper Crain, Rex McMurry, Rob Frye, Dan Browning, and Jeremy Freeze hasn't missed a beat - in fact, CAVE have fearlessly dug down into their repetitive groove and emerged with a funk-flavored color we can't say we've ever really tasted before, but one that expands... (read more)

Artists in this story: CAVE

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CHEERS TO A HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

posted October 8th, 2018

Just a year ago today, hundreds braved the cold rain and gathered on the grassy knoll of Bohemian National Cemetery to witness Circuit des Yeux's Haley Fohr (and friends) perform Nico's legendary debut solo album, Chelsea Girl, in its entirety. Rather than presenting a note for note covers set, Haley pushed the music further, to make it her own, whilst still remaining faithful and devoted to the source material. A truly amiable tribute emerged from the stage that pulsed like a silent... (read more)

Artists in this story: Circuit des Yeux

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WAND WAVE WILDLY AT KEXP SESSION

posted October 5th, 2018

Wand are constantly on the move - if not writing or recording, they're on tour in some country on some continent, heating up and burning down venues with their scorched-torch songs and inventive and propulsive take on rock. Earlier this year was the release of "Perfume" and a tour of the USA; come November, they head to Europe. In the meantime, they make stops at some of the finest radio stations that will host them, like they did last month at KEXP in Seattle. That... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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JOHN MULANEY GABBED WITH SETH MEYERS ON LATE NIGHT LAST NIGHT!

posted October 5th, 2018

In case you weren't resting comfortably at home last night, gazing blissfully into your television screen and tuned in to late night programming, we're here to tell ya with corroborating evidence - this John Mulaney fellow is quite the laugh-inducing character! Making a record ninth appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers last evening, John Mulaney sat down with his former SNL cohort to talk burglars, first dates, award shows, and winning an Emmy for his 'flix special, Kid Gorgeous at Radio City. Yep,... (read more)

Artists in this story: John Mulaney

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DEAD RIDER CHICAGO RELEASE SHOW AND MORE

posted October 2nd, 2018

Dead Rider Trio Featuring Mr. Paul Williams is a delightful smear of unlikely moments viewed in shadowy relief through a blood-stained lens. As the Dead Rider Trio crunk out the jams, Mr. Paul Williams opens his notebook and rants along, with well-trippy acid-tongued affect, producing a record unlike any other - even more so than previous Dead Rider records! This time, their caustic, blues-bent, beat-skipping rock is a canvas for Todd Rittmann to let full-loose with his six-string skills, going off like a hell-bent Roy... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dead Rider

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A JOYOUS PAIRING FOR THE ROAD

posted September 28th, 2018

Once again, Ty Segall and White Fence's Tim Presley have slipped the madness of the straitjackets they were fitted for years ago, and made a record not just of songs, but of climactic essence - a stretch of sequential time organized for entertainment's sake! Behold, Joy---their mind-meld complete, fizzy experimentations and sonorous bangers alike. Joy unrolls from within and in between them and electricity takes many forms, plunging from rock trips to acoustic strollers to poppy reveries to freak-downs at side's end.

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Artists in this story: Ty Segall & White Fence

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! SEPTEMBER 2018

posted September 28th, 2018

UNDER THE BLUEBERRY JAM TREE

Summer 2018’s almost gone, but who cares? Every season has its good parts, and we’re inclined to stop and listen to ‘em, since life is but a brief prelude to an eternity...of SILENCE. So here we sit, trying to measure gravity by the speed v. distance a piece of fruit falls before it smashes into (y)our STUPID face. We’re the apothecary of this particular science, subphylum ‘music’. This fall, there’s a ton of it plunging from... (read more)