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THE NEW(SOM) SOUTH

posted July 20th, 2016

Ladies, Lords, Lassies and Laddies of the South, perk up and peer into the future, into a world where Joanna Newsom's Divers tour FINALLY comes your way! Now dig this - that future is nearer than many of your Mamaw's would consider to be polite! In the early days of September, when the days begin to grow shorter but the summer heat maintains, expect a blooming of bliss when Joanna arrives in your (extra-humid) state! We're talking to you, states with Austin, New Orleans... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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TRUX ROYLIN' DOWN THE ROAD

posted July 20th, 2016

O-HI-O again! True to their incinerating, sudden blaze of glory, a golden decade that ended seemingly forever back in the increasingly unmysterious year 2000, Royal Trux have reignited suddenly and without warning, much less reason - although what better reason than to take the money off a queue of the highest bidders out there? Plus, it allows new generations of our world to experience the unique version of rock and roll that ONLY Royal Trux can deliver - so, win-win! It already worked in Los... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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FOLLOW THE CALLA-VAN FROM LOUISVILLE TO BEYOND!

posted July 19th, 2016

It's been a long-ass minute since Bill Callahan has given us that thing we, the people, deserve - a new record! But let's not get too harsh - the next best thing has steadily happened with greater frequency this calendar year - Bill Callahan shows played across the country (which is a big enough fuggin' deal, ok?). Still, those performances have happened solely on the coasts, giving the battleground states of middle America the short end of the stick (but what's new?)! Well now, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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"YDUN" YOU CHECK OUT THE NEW FAUN FABLES VIDEO!?!?!

posted July 18th, 2016

Faun Fables are time-travelers from a bygone era, somehow more aligned with the power and allure of Earth than is usual in our day and age. Guided by their celestial spirit and a knowledge intuited from nature, Faun Fables can be found working in the light of day or playing music by the fire at night. Their latest, Born of the Sun, bares song fruit manifested from such labor, bursting at the seams with bountiful passion and bathed in a profound light - with colors... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

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GLOBAL WARMING TREND (TO MUSIC BEING PLAYED OUTDOORS!)

posted July 14th, 2016

Sure, it's an annual thing - we shouldn't be suprised or otherwise, but didn't it seem like a long, cold, lonely spring? Well not anymore? Summer is finally, definitively here. No more days in the 70s with cool evenings - FINALLY, we can have that nice soggy 82 degrees at the (heat) stroke of midnight! Because this is the kind of weather that we humans love to stand outside in, in the beating hot sun for hours with hundreds (or thousands) of other sweaty people... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts, Faun Fables, Joanna Newsom, Sir Richard Bishop, Scout Niblett, Ty Segall, Wand, Jessica Pratt, Cate Le Bon, Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy

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THE MUGGING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES

posted July 12th, 2016

Splashing straight onto your screen like an MS paint-fueled nightmare, “Californian Hills” is an animated adventure into the depths of Ty Segall’s demented pursuits! A thick album cut, still hot and fresh off the Emotional Mugger grill and DRIPPING with juice, “Californian Hills” burns through eyes and ears alike; thrusting the unwitting witnesses' senses through a chimerical journey. We're all invited to Sloppo’s birthday party, an extravagant affair…complete with clown! The video, directed by Meghan Tryon and Garrett Davis, is complete stimulus overload (photosensitive... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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SPOTLIGHT ON HIGGINS

posted July 11th, 2016

Gary Higgins is back from the time-space continuum with not one, but TWO, upcoming live performances! Way back in 2005, Drag City introduced his 1974 psych-folk classic, the previously privately pressed Red Hash, to listeners around the world. The world has never been the same, as we were all acutely touched by Gary’s carefully-arranged, darkly utopian songs - songs that proved an inspiration for many, including some of our very own sons of darkness, like Six Organs of Admittance. Red Hash has... (read more)

Artists in this story: Gary Higgins

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SCOUTING THE GERMAN LANDSCAPE

posted July 8th, 2016

Flash! We've got a Scout Niblett landing on the continent! How fortuitous, German comrades, that you've been bounced from the Euro Cup and are now free to turn your attention to more important cultural matters without distraction! You see, Miss Niblett has the amulet with the cure for all loss, and she's bringing it straight to you in exclusive fashion! For three hot nights in early August, Scout brings it live and loud, charged and electric! If you prefer it in da club, she's got... (read more)

Artists in this story: Scout Niblett

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ALASDAIR ROBERTS VOTES TO LEAVE! (GLASGOW, IN ORDER TO TOUR THE REST OF THE UK)

posted July 7th, 2016

Citizens of the UK, it should go without saying that this is a time OF GREAT UNREST! And yet, with the fate of the world in the balance, we can't simply act as if it's still business as usual! Amidst the uncertainty, however, the levelheadedness of Scotland's finest son, Alasdair Roberts, REMAINS! And with an arresting arpeggio on the trusty six-string, he's sizing up the future and seizing the moment to settle his immediate surroundings with song! Naturally, we're talking about a few mini-runs through that recalcitrant fiefdom to the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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SOCCER CLUB CLUB PRESENTS RITA ACKERMANN'S JEZEBELS

posted July 5th, 2016

Soccer Club Club is proud to present an exhibition of Rita Ackermann in conjunction with the release of her book, Jezebels, on Drag City. The exhibition features prints from the forthcoming book and a large oil painting from Ackermann Brother painting series. The images of Jezebels were shot by Richard Kern staged after an Ackermann painting from 2002 "Restlessness and Angry Optimism". The photos were then used as artist's medium to complete the final stages of the images in the book.
 
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