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Parallel Spaces: Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie "Prince" Billy at the SF Film Festival

posted April 6th, 2017

Next Monday, the San Francisco Film Society is presenting a very special night of unique programming at the Castro Theatre! Improvised music presented byBonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Bitchin Bajaswill be performed live alongside a projection of experimental films created by artist Jerome Hiler! Curated by Oldham and Hiler; Words of Mercury (2011), Marginalia (2015), and Bagatelle II (2016) will be shown on 16mm film as Bonny Bajas opulent chemistry spark into one of kind jams. And if this wasn’t enough to get you... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy

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DRAG CITY LIMITS PRESENTS: BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY

posted April 5th, 2017

With the release of Best Troubador shining bright in our future, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy unveils a performance that's so steamy you can practically feel your own skin getting pruned! Just last month, Bonny and Elsa Oldham stopped by the esteamed (ahem, pun intended) Drag City Limits to perform a devoted tribute to the late, great Merle Haggard.

Seven of the sixteen songs on Best Troubador are from Merle Haggard's later period, after his long run at the top of the country... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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THE COMEBACK KID HEADS TO VINYL

posted April 4th, 2017

Drag City is proud to announce the release of John Mulaney's third comedy album, The Comeback Kid! Performed and recorded for Netflix at The Chicago Theater in 2015, this masterly, critically acclaimed stand up set was never released on any physical formats... until now! With The Comeback Kid, Mulaney's stand up will be available for the first time ever on vinyl and that hilarious format, compact disc! Packed with jokes (duh), bits and utter genius, The Comeback Kid blasts John's charismatic... (read more)

Artists in this story: John Mulaney

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! M'APRIL 2017

posted April 3rd, 2017

OUR FIRST HUNDRED DAYS

Welcome back to Drag City! You’re here for a very exciting time. You see, the first three months of the year is a crucial time for every record label. This is when our initial music roll-out music conveys to the listeners out there our priorities, and accents what will be our focus in the year to come. Success or failure for the whole year can literally be determined by the combination of these initial releases! One... (read more)

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JOIN CORY HANSON IN THE GARDEN OF DELIGHT

posted March 30th, 2017

The exploratory transition into solo song-scribe found on Cory Hanson's The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo put newly formed strengths as a songwriter and lyricist on display with palpable acuity. After its release at the end of 2016 and the fantastic February tour of the Pacific Northwest that followed, it's about time we approach The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo from a new angle, and through a lens: yes, Cory has a fresh music video ripe for consumption! "Garden of Delight" was shot earlier this year,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cory Hanson

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THE PEACERS INTRODUCE US TO INTRODUCING THE CRIMSMEN

posted March 28th, 2017

Attention! The Peacers now present: Introducing the Crimsmen! Escalating from a disembodied voice to slowly mounting full-band hypnosis, this is a trip into the goldenrod days of fandom, a dimension where a t-shirt could change your life. Since their first LP in the summer 2015, The Peacers have been gigging in SF and around, collecting tunes for this divinely awaited moment: Introducing the Crimsmen. Lurching back into life, with buzz and hum alight and colors flashing, is the name, but the instigators of... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Peacers

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SIX ORGANS ON TOUR, BEN CHASNY BREAKS TO SCORE PLAY

posted March 23rd, 2017

Fresh from conquering the West Coast, Six Organs of Admittance are about to embark on a massive tour of the middle and Eastern USA! In trio format with Elisa Ambrogio and Donovan Quinn (killer band alert!) flanking, Ben Chasny will surely have some tricks up his wizard sleeves beyond the normal six string madness that accompanies each and every Six Organs show. Get that finger out of your nose and make sure you get there, chappy, or forever miss out on a potentially life-affirming experience!

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Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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LAETITIA EMERGES WITH A GALACTIC NEW VIDEO, MORE TOUR DATES

posted March 22nd, 2017

As an artist, Laetitia Sadier is ever evolving, inspired by a mind's-eye envisaging of geometric forms and their possible permutations. Her new record, Find Me Finding You, recorded with the Source Ensemble of Nina Savary, Xavi Muñoz and Emmanuel Mario, is an inspired, collaborative effort full of exciting, new dynamics interspersed with sounds that Sadier (and 'Lab) Heads will find comfortingly familiar! With a massive European tour coming up and a few festival appearances in the U.S., not to mention the release... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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ROYAL TRUX SCOOP UP SOME FRESH PLATINUM TIPS AND ICE CREAM

posted March 16th, 2017

Platinum Tips and Ice Cream (scenes from the water park) is new from Royal Trux. The songs were written over a span of time as wide as eagle's wings - but the recordings are new, live, unrehearsed and were presented in real time to a few thousand people in California and NYC. Performance art? Yes! But only because, unlike so many other aural "content providers," Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema are true artists writing their own futures into the present. This was, and will... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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HAMBURGER IN THE HEARTLAND

posted March 15th, 2017

Ladies and germs; a sweat-stained, celebrity-obcessed, phlegm-spewing representative of world class entertainment is our midst! And, no, we're not talking about our commander-in-chief - it's just Neeeeeiiiillll Hammmmmburgerrrr! For a (mercifully) brief stint, the world's hardest working man in showbiz will be making stops in big name cities such as LaCrosse, Wisconsin and Des Moine, IA in April! Those little red dots are the backbone of this country, folks. Once he gets run out of those towns, he'll drift up to  the northwest to... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger