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BILL CALLAHAN IS BUILDING TOUR STEAM!

posted August 16th, 2017

Listen, it's no secret to us the world over loves 'em some Bill Callahan. Apparently, it's not lost on Bill, either!  Slowly but surely, the dude's put together an eclectic string of dates this fall which covers enough territory to realistically call it a world tour. So dig it, things kick off with a brief run of festival action in Europe before coming home to visit the southeast part of these United States in October - now that's a region that could use... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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TRUX HEAD WEST TO 'FRISCO

posted August 15th, 2017

Get ready to go platinum and order up the ice cream--Royal Trux are coming to town! Rock and roll's iconoclastic duo are setting their sights on San Francisco this fall, marking their first trip to the West Coast in over two years. The unholy duo died for your sins and now they're Royally resurrected, baby! With "LIVE" Platinum Tips + Ice Cream still hot on our heels, Jennifer and Neil bring the ol' dog & pony show back on the road and we... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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ONE NATION UNDER PEARLS BEFORE SWINE'S GROOVE

posted August 14th, 2017

It's been fifty years since Pearls Before Swine first appeared. A genteel, oft-hushed missive from a far corner of the psychedelic hive mind, One Nation Underground was released on an independent outlier of a record label (ESP-Disk), removed from the mainstream - and still its spirit came to be deeply appreciated by a generation and more. Today, this music has been reissued by labels around the world dozens of times, but it hasn't been heard properly in decades! This 50th-Anniversary edition, however, has been returned... (read more)

Artists in this story: Pearls Before Swine

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HAMBURGER GRINDS HIS WAY INTO THE UK

posted August 11th, 2017

What do you get when you send America's $1 Funnyman over to England? Well, besides diminishing returns due to the weakening exchange rates, you get a bellyful of laughs!  Right, Neil Hamburger is headed to the UK for a residency at London's Soho Theater later this month! Throw in a one off in Manchester, and you've got what we in the biz call, a tour! These dates come equipped with Tim Heidecker, someone closely related to some of the more interesting releases we've had... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger

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GET STUNG BY WAND'S NEW SINGLE, BEE KARMA! UK DATES ANNOUNCED

posted August 10th, 2017

Keep it locked in your mind - Wand's incredible new batch of jams, called Plum, is on track for release on September 22nd! And now a reward for your focus -  we/Wand present the video for new single “Bee Karma,” and all its ascendant riffs! "Bee Karma" has everything you'd want from a music video - beautiful shots, emotional narrative, Super 8 footage, and a clown! Say what? Yeah, as Wand's Cory Hanson puts it: “The video stars my brother Casey... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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ALL EYES ON FUMIO MIYASHITA

posted August 9th, 2017

By October 1979, Aaron Weiner and Ron Curtiss had produced a handful of Boffomundo Shows at Los Angeles' first public access television studio at Theta Cable in Santa Monica. Joined by eventual partner Tony Harrington of All Ears Records, The All Ears Boffomundo Show was born!

Tony Harrington introduced legendary synthesizer master, Fumio Miyashita, founder of The Far East Family Band (space-rockers considered to be Japan's first prog band!), to the show and the rest is history. Fumio brought multiple keyboards, percussion... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fumio Miyashita

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MACKAY & WALKER BACK IN THE RING

posted August 8th, 2017

Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker's inspired collaboration continues with a 2nd volume of freshly baked tunes: they call it, SpiderBeetleBee! It's been nearly two years since their much-admired 2015 debut, Land of Plenty (Whistler Records), and SpiderBeetleBee more than makes up for the long wait with a rich, resonant batch of performances that elevate the guitar duo's sound into an ever-widening panorama of styles. 

Their first album was developed over a month-long live residency at Chicago's Whistler, reflecting MacKay and Walker... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker

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THE FANATIC VOYAGE HEADS TO NEW ORLEANS

posted August 3rd, 2017

Listen to the battle cry of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and The Roots of Music! The Roots of Music empowers local youth through music education, academic support and mentor-ship, while preserving and promoting the unique music and cultural heritage of their city. A trip to New Orleans years ago was Bonnie's first introduction to this incredible organization, and he's been enamored even since! It all comes full circle now with the release of a very special rendition and video of "The Curse", a cover of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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CIRCUIT DES YEUX REACHES FOR INDIGO, LETS NEW VIDEO OUTTA THE BAG!

posted August 1st, 2017

Drag City is pleased to welcome Circuit des Yeux to our roster with the October 20th release of Reaching For Indigo! Vocalist, composer, and producer Haley Fohr has been Circuit des Yeux since she was eighteen years old. Born in the Year of the Dragon in Indiana's own "Star City" (that's Lafayette, IN!), she released records regularly over the past two decades, including four full-length albums and several mini-albums and singles. Chicago-based since 2012, she's played shows everywhere, bringing her sounds to the far-(and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Circuit des Yeux

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TY COOKS UP "FRIED SHALLOTS" FOR ACLU AND YOU!

posted July 28th, 2017

In order to survive this long hot season of discontent, it's vital to chew down on stuff that's not just all negativity, you know? So if you're fixin' to stay positive, throw Ty Segall's "Fried Shallots" into your brain pan and flame on for a quick snack! "Fried Shallots" is a handful of numbers from different times and places over the past few years that all work together in a weird way. That's something that we should all be striving for: all working together... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall