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EIKO ISHIBASHI HEADS WEST - TOURS EUROPE!

posted September 16th, 2016

Eiko Ishibashi has made noise both soft and harsh in the Japanese music scene for quite a while - but in the last couple years, her attention has turned to jazzed-up pop songs of an airy, progressive nature - the most desireable kind imaginable! Don't know what we mean? Hm, think Annette Peacock, perhaps? If that doesn't strike a chord, you may wanna rebuild your pop foundation, Jack! Anyway, as we were saying, Eiko has released two of the most masterful and innovative pop albums... (read more)

Artists in this story: Eiko Ishibashi

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! SEPTEMBER 2016

posted September 16th, 2016

ROCKARRHEA!

Summer breaks, and back to the world. Frankly, we can't wait to get out of the so-called blockbuster season! We're quite fond of dropping a life-changer in the dead of July (like, oh, say, White Fence's For the Recently Found Innocent back in July 2014, OM's Advaitic Songs in July 2012, Andy Kaufman's Andy and His Grandmother in July '13 and the Red Hash reissue from Gary Higgins way on back in July '05 - or what about Ty... (read more)

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PURLING HISS RIP THE FUTURE WITH "3000 AD," ANNOUNCE TOUR!

posted September 13th, 2016

There's no place like America today - but that's been true of our lunatic colony for a long time. Purling Hiss has floated through the sewer of US culture their whole lives. Growing up in a time like the 1980s made a professional dreamer out of Mike Polizze, fueling a desire to escape to the perfect world where music amplifies the pain or just plain DROWNS IT OUT.

At times carefree and apparently footloose in the world, other times intensely focused and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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Art + Language at Soccer Club Club, Opening September 15th!

posted September 9th, 2016

Soccer Club Club is proud to present selected works from two different periods of Art + Language's illustrious visual career. For one week only, multi-media works will be displayed for the first time in Chicago.

Please join us for the opening on Thursday, September 15th at 7PM! Complimentary drinks will be provided by Illuminated Brew Works and records will be spun by the Drag City DJs! 

Art & Language Sings a Song

The actors of the Jackson Pollock Bar perform... (read more)

Artists in this story: Soccer Club Club

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THE WINK IS NIGH; TIM PRESLEY UPS THE ANTE WITH TOUR DATES

posted September 7th, 2016

It's nearly The WiNK week here on planet Earth (dude snag it on the proper release date, September 16th!), so don't blink! Instead, take a moment to listen to the heavy teasers we've laid on you thus far - "Clue" - and of course most recently, "Long Bow." Now that you're rightly inside the Tim Presley zone, let's take a moment to pause and reflect on what it means to be Tim and all his incarnations (White Fence, et al), and how unique... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence, Tim Presley

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PAPA M'S HIGHWAY TO HELL

posted August 30th, 2016

Papa M? Are you serious? The last time we said "Papa M," it was 2004 and we were talking about a compilation album! There were no expectations, and none given! Sure, Papa M was attached to some of the 80s-90s greatest no-core records, especially if you consider his imaginary alter ego, one David Pajo. But that was a long time ago! So why then does Highway Songs spill into our ears with a newness, a vitality that only fresh blood can... (read more)

Artists in this story: Papa M

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EPIC JAMMERS WILL TRAVEL

posted August 26th, 2016

With the release of Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties, Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy lead an analogous path to righteousness and truth with emancipated jams of blissed intuition. All those moments of tranquility and trance - an albums-worth of uniquely lucid, flowing sound ideas - truly reveal themselves when exposited via live performance, as band and audience coalesce into something universal!

And so we beam with pleasure to announce that the Bonnie Bajas live experience touring the Midwest along the... (read more)

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

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CHICAGO TONIGHT: SAILING A SINKING SEA SCREENS WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE BY BITCHIN BAJAS!

posted August 25th, 2016

Olivia Wyatt's "Sailing A Sinking Sea," a feature-length experimental documentary exploring the culture of the Moken people of Burma and Thailand,screens tonight The Den Theater! And if that's not enough to make you jump out of your seats and grab tickets immediately than this surely will--Bitchin Bajas will perform the entirety of the score LIVE as the film is rolling. See, "Sailing A Sinking Sea" was scored by Bitchin Bajas! We released the DVD+LP back in May and the ship keeps sailing on!... (read more)

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

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PLEASED TO AMOEKONS, MEET "OBLIVION"

posted August 24th, 2016

Forget 'one if by land, two if by sea', Chivalrous Amoekons are coming, by any means possible! The product of long held and tall-grown wood for the creative expression of the once and future Mekons, Fanatic Voyage is an album of skin-crawling engagement with song and projection, rock and roll and revolution. Chivalrous Amoekons are comprised of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Ben Boye, Van Campbell, Emmett Kelly, Danny Kiley and Angel Olsen; their passionate collaboration makes the ten-song Voyage a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Chivalrous Amoekons

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DEATH COMES TO THE SMITHSONIAN AT LAST!

posted August 22nd, 2016

What's harder to accept - that three African-American brothers in mid-70s Detroit channeled proto-punk music in total obscurity and weren't TRULY heard doing so for over thirty years - or that it's been over seven years since we all finally got it with the release of For the Whole World to See? Both spans of time seem interminable, and yet, the freshness of Death's music has sustained them through the years of touring since then, supplemented by two additional archival releases and last year's... (read more)

Artists in this story: Death