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FAUN FABLES ALIVE - BORN OF THE SUN!

posted May 4th, 2016

The slapping of tongues and the trilling of flutes: Faun Fables are back among us!

Since 1998, Faun Fables has represented the musical world of Dawn McCarthy, visited in collaboration with her partner Nils Frykdhal. In early times, their wild spirit roamed the streets and hills of the SF-Oakland community and, pilgrim-like, wandered the world, self releasing music before continuing onward to create six albums for Drag City.

Over previous albums, the passions of Faun Fables seemed to be... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

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HAGERTY LEADS THE WAY: TIME TO HEAD "COLFAX WEST"

posted May 3rd, 2016

It's a HEX-plosion! With the release of Denver earlier this month and a hex-cellent music video for "Mountain" directed by Fred Armisen, Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex has raised the bar for every other record that dares to come out this year! Denver is a bonafide pop record, that is of course assuming your version of pop includes having Neil Hagerty at the helm throwing melodies, rhythms and hooks into a schizoid blender and serving it up ice cold!

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Artists in this story: Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex

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LE BON VOYAGE

posted April 28th, 2016

Das right! After a "Wonderful" brief tour of the UK with the experimental collective BANANA and not one, but TWO sold out shows in New York and Los Angeles, Cate Le Bon is set to cross the US and Canada to bring Crab Day to the people!

Cate Le Bon has worn many hats, which should serve as a metaphor, huh? Each of her previous records are distinct and anomalous, yet follow a clandestine progression that is mysterious yet ultimately embracing. The spirit... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cate Le Bon

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SAILING A SINKING SOLD OUT SHOW WITH BITCHIN BAJAS AND OLIVIA WYATT!

posted April 21st, 2016

Bitchin Bajas are making their wavy-gravy way across our landmass, projecting their meditation vibes into medium-scale theater spaces while on tour with commercial act, Deerhunter. Amidst these support gigs, Bajas have set up their own shows in several comfortable environs, and one such experience happens to be extremely special: tonight, Olivia Wyatt's Sailing A Sinking Sea screens for the first time in Los Angeles, following which, Bitchin Bajas will perform live!

See, Sailing A Sinking Sea, Olivia Wyatt's feature-length documentary... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas, Bitchin Bajas + Olivia Wyatt

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EXPERT PARENTING ADVICE COURTESY OF THE RED KRAYOLA

posted April 21st, 2016

Pushing the boundaries of popular music, The Red Krayola has been deconstructing rock and roll since before you were born! Since the mid-60s, Mayo Thompson and his revolving cast of supreme collaborators have worn many masks; always ahead of the curve, they constantly evolved with each passing decade to incorporate exciting and modern sounds! Good ol' case-in-point, The Red Krayola with Art & Language's Baby and Child Care just did not resonate with the fat cat industry heads back in 1985 (buncha squares!). Instead,... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Red Krayola

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THINGS: Curated by Becca Mann at Soccer Club Club, Aprill 22nd through June 15th!

posted April 19th, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION:
APRIL 22ND
7PM-10PM
Peformance by Bruce Lamont
w/ age appropriate drinks provided by Land and Sea Dept!

Here is a collection of objects that address the multiple implications of being a "thing." Selected artworks challenge the parameters of their physical forms - they are made of unexpected materials or extend into unreliable dimensions. Some works don't act like art at all, they are useful items that malfunction in compelling ways, artist-made merchandise, reconfigured domestic objects, absurdist and... (read more)

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER!! APRIL 2016

posted April 15th, 2016

BURY THE LEADER

Drag City is back - but don't you DARE call it a comeback! How can we come back when we never went away? And what do we have to come back FROM anyway? What, are you gonna tell Rangda, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Bitchin Bajas (and their high-flying fans) that this month's shiny new releases are somehow MORE and BETTER than last month's? Or are you talking about us coming from last year's lousy (sez you, ugly!)... (read more)

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MONTAGE OF HEX

posted April 13th, 2016

Hex it up! Behold the righteous combination of Neil Michael Hagerty and The Howling Hex AND Fred Armisen! No, we're not talking about some unholy musical collaboration, but instead an audio-visual partnership of mega- (and maybe even meta-?) proportions! Comedian/actor/musician and international jet setter extraordinaire, Fred Armisen, recently journeyed to the Land of Fire and Ice (....Iceland, kids.) and we can prove it! The music video for the new Howling Hex single, "Mountain," showcases Armisen's trip to an Icelandic news station with the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex

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BON APPETIT! THE NEW MAIN COURSE FROM CATE LE BON

posted April 11th, 2016

Throw the net! Crab Day has arrived. With the glamorous slam of Cate Le Bon and band pulsing in and out, the moving pictures would together in "Crab Day" (the movie) transpire to mean more or less than words. Directed by award winning visual artist and Turner Prize nominee, Phil Collins, "Crab Day" utilizes inspiration and elements from Cate's stunning forthcoming album. Actually, other than Crab Day, there are no words in this particular picture - just the luxuriant images crafted by... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cate Le Bon

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A SPIN 'ROUND PECKHAM - THE RATTLING TREES COME CLOSER!

posted April 6th, 2016

Seasons change, and now that spring's around the corner, why not open up the windows and freshen your musty old interiors, huh? And since Here Come The Rattling Trees is such a fresh piece of wax, spin it on while you're doing your cleaning! The latest LP from the venerable High Llamas, England's finest purveyors of meticulously breezy-n-lite modern pop sounds, Here Come The Rattling Trees was just released in January to critical acclaim. And while everyone's clamoring for these blissfully woozy sounds (making... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas