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FINALLY! SEE JIM O'ROURKE LIVE IN CONCERT!

posted March 24th, 2016

Now that 2015 is over, it's becoming easier to count on one hand what the true masterpieces of the year were - and Jim O'Rourke's Simple Songs was definitely the middle finger of that bunch! As it should be, it's still resonating (they say it's all in the mix - nice one, Jimbo!) with listeners worldwide, on stereos in dwelling spaces everywhere, and will inevitably do so until the (not too distant) end of time! With a record this compelling from an artist THIS... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke

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BITCHIN BONNY BAJAS SAY HAPPINESS IS CRITICAL: WATCH DESPAIR IS CRIMINAL!

posted March 23rd, 2016

You will soon discover how truly fortunate you are! The fluid flavor crystals composed of effortlessly kindred spirits, Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, are bursting with the radiance of a thousand suns, the rays of which are set to irradiate our planet! Their brand new convocation ("album" seems too reductive a term!) is a collaboration of mammoth -erm, excuse us-
EPIC proportions! Glowing with goodwill and the fine fibers of facile fortune, Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties is a dreamlike sanctuary... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bitchin Bajas, Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy

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TUNE UP AND/OR IN FOR A LIVE MUGGING

posted March 22nd, 2016

Ty Segall & The Muggers have your best interest in mind! With the bulk of their North American tour safely in the rear-view (piled up in the squealing mess it left behind), Ty and Los Muggers wanna put us all down for the count with one last night-cap: TONIGHT! Set your TV, DVR, or European streaming service to TBS for CONAN at 11PM EST / 10PM CST for musical derangement this evening, yo! Ty Segall and The Muggers will give you candy via CONAN and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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PEEL BACK THE PURLING, HISS IS ALONE ON TOUR!

posted March 18th, 2016

Purling Hiss was always a home-made daydream conceived in the cortexial-folds of Mike Polizze's mind, OK? That conception, initially four-tracked and blown out in Polizze's basement all by his lonesome, has blossomed into the high-flying dive-bomb blister of a power trio that festers and oozes with high-gain six-string slingin' across a bubbling, slithering rhythm section. That's the vibe of last year's Weirdon, which cloaks some of the best pure-rock righting in recent times, and 2013's Water On Mars, which carried serious... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER!! MARCH 2016

posted March 18th, 2016

RACE FOR THE PRISE

2016’s heating up! Literally! It’s like we told you! The world’s coming to an end! These are “End Times”! Literally! And the sooner the big blast comes the better! Because the way it’s looking, if the race survives, it’ll be in its most animalistic form! And people are the worst! Who will WIN? May the source deliver us from any kind of year dictated by who wins or loses! But that’s all there are,... (read more)

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NEWSOM DIVES INTO YOUR LIVING ROOM THRU THE SMALL SCREEN TONIGHT, THEN TOURS!

posted March 16th, 2016

Network television has stood the test of time, standing tall next to its younger brothers and sisters Cable, Satellite and Streaming (these will be actual names in the future, we predict!). It's sturdy and reliable; always there like you wish your best pal would be, and aside from mainstream news and reality programming, it showcases that elusive upper crust of modern society in the world of entertainment. Ah, the invisible rich! How we wish they could entertain us endlessly! Of course they DO do this,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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RANDOMIZE YOUR FRIENDS! JOIN THE HOWLING HEX'S MILE-HIGH CLUB

posted March 15th, 2016

Neil Michael Hagerty and The Howling Hex are opening up a whole new rando-cando of whoop ass on yall! For the first time since 2013, the man called Hagerty & the Hex have beefed up their efforts into the creation of a full-length album. Denver, which drops April 15th, features Neil's guitar playing beefed all the way up to ELEVEN atop the randomly democratic rhythm of the New Border Sound, which is bigger and faster than ever.

Case in point-the first single... (read more)

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

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WE"VE GOT LEVITATION!

posted March 9th, 2016

Thalia Hall, it's like we love you or something! Two Ty shows down already this week, and we're heading for the ceiling of our natural experiential threshold. We may or may not be experienced (is it for us to say?) but we're prepared nonetheless to swoop down and hear the sound and movements of the Trux - Royal Trux, that is, along with the handful of worthy fellow-travellers (including another two we call our own) playing out Pilsen-way this weekend at Levitation Chicago!

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Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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LAETITIA SADIER LEADS THE WAY TO GERMANY AND THE UK

posted March 8th, 2016

Laetitia Sadier shines on! Still cruising the world over and under off the back of her magnificent Something Shines LP, she's poised to embark on a solid stint through the forward-looking back-lands of Germany, a slate of shows beginning in the fresh n' hip center of the humanities, Cologne, and running 5 nights across the country, landing in Berlin. Then, following a quick layover in Copenhagen for a one-off winner, Ms. Sadier gives the UK punters what they want -  elevated music, something between a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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LET RANGDA EAT YOUR SINS - DEVOUR THEIR NEW VIDEO WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

posted March 4th, 2016

Galloping  through your synapses like a ceaseless wind, Rangda intrinsically thin the herd of boring-ass rock bands that flood your news feeds. Theirs is the natural order; deeply abraded but armed with fury, serpentine wisdom and the ability to seamlessly meld tightly structured riffage with the sound of the free! Unleashed on February 19th, The Heretic's Bargain is a supercharged full length, rife with dynamic and aggressive movements; the sum total of three distinct musical minds at work TOGETHER.

Which brings us to their... (read more)

Artists in this story: Rangda