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UNCOMPLICATED COMPOSITIONS: JIM O'ROURKE ANNOUNCES A NEW ALBUM!

posted April 10th, 2015

2015, and the silence has been broken with Simple Songs. Jim O'Rourke is ready to talk to you again. First, he wants you to know he's not dead-yet. But you're not, either-and really, what have you done lately? Certainly not made your first pop album since 2001-and even if you had, it probably wasn't any good. Meanwhile Simple Songs is more than just a first of anything since whenever! It's an amazing record of musical song entertainment-because Jim O'Rourke knows what he wants and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke

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PRATTLING ON: JESSICA PRATT IS ON TOUR!

posted April 7th, 2015

With temperatures finally rising up around the country, Spring is in the air and love is all around us! East coast, celebrate! NO, not because of the nice weather - how long will THAT last, Massachusetts? It'll snow again, you miserable SLOBS - it's only the first full week of April! Even if it doesn't, it'll soon be humid as a dog's balls, and you know what THAT tastes like, Philly!

Nah! The REAL reason to lift your arms to the sun, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jessica Pratt

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LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE: GOODBYE SUPER NOVA

posted April 3rd, 2015

Steve “Chili” Rigot, the singer for the Endtables and many other amazing bands, was an immense presence in the Louisville music community for more than 35 years, and no one who knew him will ever forget him. He was our superstar, our polestar, our standard-bearer, our inspiration.

Chili Rigot materialized from alien shores by force of will to save our lives from boredom, and we will not see his like again. We all stood in awe of his fearlessness and skill, and tried our best to... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Endtables

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GO INTO THE LIGHT: MEG BAIRD HAS A NEW ALBUM!

posted April 2nd, 2015

Meg Baird is back! And if you've felt the razor-sharp edge of her voice, somewhere in your bones, perhaps it's because she's never left you. Don't Weigh Down the Light is her first album since 2011's Seasons On Earth, and it arrives alive with color and mystery. After four LP's with the darkly glorious Espers, Meg's first two records were sparse, folky, minimalist affairs that drew comparisons to some of the greats in her tradition: Jacqui McShee, Sandy Denny and the immortal... (read more)

Artists in this story: Espers, Meg Baird

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THE RED KRAYOLA GETS THEIR GROOVES BACK

posted March 27th, 2015

Red Krayola fans the world over! The years keep on turning and you keep getting younger - how do you do it? Ah, it's the fact that there are always more of you with the decades that roll on, with new fans being born every day, yes? Yes. The Krayola catalog is vast, however, and while popping in at any one particular entry point yields incredible reward, it's likely that certain devastatingly exciting titles have circumvented your radar screen (and then your desk top, now... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Red Krayola

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ALASDAIR SCOT FREE (EUROPEAN TOUR!)

posted March 25th, 2015

In the midst of finishing up a comprehensive tour through Scotland and England, where seemingly every club, pub and stage in the Kingdom begged to have him (and who wouldn't?), Alasdair Roberts sets his sights deep into the future, two full seasons from now... The fall's tilt is reverse where we're at now, but we're too stoked to keep it secret any longer: Here ye, yo! It's an honor (and your privilege!) to announce that Alasdair will embark on his first ever headlining tour of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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HOWLING HEX GOTSA NEW 7"; MEANWHILE NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY TOURS THE UK AND USA, WUT?!?

posted March 24th, 2015

It's 2015, get to the dance floor: The Howling Hex got another new single ready! After last year's extended 10", "Fool's Watch" b/w "Lord Gloves," opened up wild frontiers in their songs and sounds, this new record is located - naturally! - at the other end of the spectrum. On both sides of the new "Butterfly" b/w "Party Shoes" 7" are compact pop songs with lyric hooks, vocal harmonies, guitar leads, crazy rhythms and themes of love and peace, mixed together into a... (read more)

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

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! MARCH 2015

posted March 24th, 2015

G'OD MORNING

The sun rises an acidic blood-orange over the blanket of snow and frozen poo(p) surrounding our independently-owned-and-operated ivory bunker/fantasy factory/time-and-love-and-music machine. It’s the same sun dawning over the rest of the world, one little combat zone at a time, and sometimes we think it’s the only thing we truly share with the deeply distressed rest of the planet. But you know what? FUCK the damn planet – it’s too late for tears, and we're outta minutes to argue with naysayers and... (read more)

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GET REAL LIVE THIS WEEKEND, AND FOREVER

posted March 20th, 2015

Spring Break! Speak, bum - what is it about the changing seasons that entice you (us) to cut lewse and get McBombed to such ex(suc)cess? Dunno for sure, but if you're like us and you're either coming back from or about to indulge in a little R(ock) n' R(ole), it begins and ends with live fucking (and) music! So (sh)let's take a quick gander at the incredible shows Drag City artists are playing around the globe this weekend, shall we? As was ever thus, Saturday... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts, OM, Purling Hiss, Dead Rider, Jessica Pratt

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UTILIZE THE HEXADIC SYSTEM IN YOUR OWN LIFE WITH FRESH BOOK AND CARDS

posted March 19th, 2015

Introducing a new approach to playing and composing music: The Hexadic System! Listen up kids, this doesn't require the use of a computer or an internet hookup--all that you players will need is a copy of The Hexadic System book and a regular deck of playing cards. Don't have a deck handy? Raid your grandmother's junk drawer and you're in business! 

Inspired by explorations in the thought of Ramon Llull, Gaston Bachelard, Heinrich Agrippa and many other theorists in the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance