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TURN IT UP TO 11, MAJOR STARS ARE BACK IN MOTION!

posted September 27th, 2016

If it seems brighter and a bit more deafening in the world today, congratulations! You're not dead (yet) and some of your senses are still working. In fact, you might just be perceiving that there's a new Major Star in the sky - one so formidable it's already been named, and you haven't even heard of it until now! 

Motion Set is the 9th Major Stars LP and their first on Drag City since 2010's Return to Form, with Decibels of Gratitude appearing in 2012. This has left Starsheads around the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Major Stars

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Galactic Zoo Dossier: A Retrospective Original Art Exhibition at Soccer Club Club

posted September 27th, 2016

For the first time, a showing of original art from the famed hand-drawn psychedelic magazine will be exhibited to the public! The Galactic Zoo Dossier is a hand drawn psychedelic magazine occasional going since 1995, created by Plastic Crimewave, and has been published by Drag City since 2001. Issues come with a CD or cassette compilation of rare sounds and trading card sets of damaged guitar gods and astral folk maidens. Interview subjects have included Vashti Bunyan, Arthur Brown and Edgar Broughton! 

OPENING RECEPTION ON... (read more)

Artists in this story: Galactic Zoo Dossier

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THE SILENCE RETURNS WITH NINE SUNS, ONE MORNING!

posted September 20th, 2016

Breathe - in through your nose, out through your mouth. Feel the energy passing through your body, from your head, down through your legs to the earth. Turn your heart to the sky - and realize that a new album from The Silence is nigh!

Nine Suns, One Morning is the third album from The Silence since their formation in Tokyo in July of 2014. Fronting the sound of The Silence is Masaki Batoh (formerly of the legendary Japanese band Ghost), who... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ghost, The Silence

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ROYAL TRUX ACCELERATE TOWARDS COLUMBUS

posted September 19th, 2016

Los Angeles! New York! Chicago! Austin! Columbus! What do they all have in common? Well aside from being internationally recognized as the USA's cultural glue, they're the only cities the newly reformed, permanent Veterans of Disorder we familiarly call Royal Trux have chosen to play since buying back into themselves and deciding what the world needs now is a little more Sunshine and Grease! Neil and Jennifer are STILL the true blue frequency - the baddest asses grooving in and out of any alleyway, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux, Jennifer Herrema

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EIKO ISHIBASHI HEADS WEST - TOURS EUROPE!

posted September 16th, 2016

Eiko Ishibashi has made noise both soft and harsh in the Japanese music scene for quite a while - but in the last couple years, her attention has turned to jazzed-up pop songs of an airy, progressive nature - the most desireable kind imaginable! Don't know what we mean? Hm, think Annette Peacock, perhaps? If that doesn't strike a chord, you may wanna rebuild your pop foundation, Jack! Anyway, as we were saying, Eiko has released two of the most masterful and innovative pop albums... (read more)

Artists in this story: Eiko Ishibashi

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! SEPTEMBER 2016

posted September 16th, 2016

ROCKARRHEA!

Summer breaks, and back to the world. Frankly, we can't wait to get out of the so-called blockbuster season! We're quite fond of dropping a life-changer in the dead of July (like, oh, say, White Fence's For the Recently Found Innocent back in July 2014, OM's Advaitic Songs in July 2012, Andy Kaufman's Andy and His Grandmother in July '13 and the Red Hash reissue from Gary Higgins way on back in July '05 - or what about Ty... (read more)

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PURLING HISS RIP THE FUTURE WITH "3000 AD," ANNOUNCE TOUR!

posted September 13th, 2016

There's no place like America today - but that's been true of our lunatic colony for a long time. Purling Hiss has floated through the sewer of US culture their whole lives. Growing up in a time like the 1980s made a professional dreamer out of Mike Polizze, fueling a desire to escape to the perfect world where music amplifies the pain or just plain DROWNS IT OUT.

At times carefree and apparently footloose in the world, other times intensely focused and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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Art + Language at Soccer Club Club, Opening September 15th!

posted September 9th, 2016

Soccer Club Club is proud to present selected works from two different periods of Art + Language's illustrious visual career. For one week only, multi-media works will be displayed for the first time in Chicago.

Please join us for the opening on Thursday, September 15th at 7PM! Complimentary drinks will be provided by Illuminated Brew Works and records will be spun by the Drag City DJs! 

Art & Language Sings a Song

The actors of the Jackson Pollock Bar perform... (read more)

Artists in this story: Soccer Club Club

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THE WINK IS NIGH; TIM PRESLEY UPS THE ANTE WITH TOUR DATES

posted September 7th, 2016

It's nearly The WiNK week here on planet Earth (dude snag it on the proper release date, September 16th!), so don't blink! Instead, take a moment to listen to the heavy teasers we've laid on you thus far - "Clue" - and of course most recently, "Long Bow." Now that you're rightly inside the Tim Presley zone, let's take a moment to pause and reflect on what it means to be Tim and all his incarnations (White Fence, et al), and how unique... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence, Tim Presley

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PAPA M'S HIGHWAY TO HELL

posted August 30th, 2016

Papa M? Are you serious? The last time we said "Papa M," it was 2004 and we were talking about a compilation album! There were no expectations, and none given! Sure, Papa M was attached to some of the 80s-90s greatest no-core records, especially if you consider his imaginary alter ego, one David Pajo. But that was a long time ago! So why then does Highway Songs spill into our ears with a newness, a vitality that only fresh blood can... (read more)

Artists in this story: Papa M