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THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER APRIL 2013!!!!!

posted April 22nd, 2013

OPENING DAZE

Here comes the sun, anyone? Yes. The ice caps is melting once again - but this time, it means one simple, unsinister thing, and that is Spring. This time, we are not dying, but living anew! Spring, and pitchers and catchers alike are swinging. Spring: the promise of music is on the air, of music in the air - sounds blaring forth from windows and macs and cars and melting into the heat, and the congregation of the many (though, let's face it,... (read more)

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HISSING TOWARDS EUROPE!!!

posted April 22nd, 2013

Whoa, nature! Nothing like inertia to help things grow; ever since the release of Water On Mars, the intensely fuzz-soaked banger of a full length album out just a month ago, Purling Hiss have annihlistically replicated the album at crushing volumes across the USA for jovial young rockers and old heads in each town they've visited, moving bodies with their waves of affirming sound, then chilling out afterwards and signing body parts they didn't previously know existed (yet obliging like the glad partiers they... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

BUY YOUR WAY INTO THE SOURCE FAMILY TODAY!

posted April 18th, 2013

YaHoWha! People can't stop talking about The Source Family documentary! This most loving yet kinda insane cult too of the 1970s hippie cult scene, centered on Father Yod's electrifying teachings and larger than life persona, maintained a brief yet remarkable utopia in the early 70s on the back of their hip n' successful health food restaurant called, The Source. Things got a lot trippier than the vegan chow they served up to stars and castaways on a daily basis at the restaurant, as Father... (read more)

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SOPHIA MAKING WAVES AGAIN

posted April 18th, 2013

It's been just over a year since we first jumped Into The Waves, with a life boat full of songs from Sophia Knapp. Adrift the chops, we've seen a slew of video singles from the album and a smidgeon of live shows for lucky-few audiences across the US. The next week brings another one of those hyper-lucked out times, as Sophia plays two shows in the New York area around the release of a new 7" single, book-ending Record Store Day. Seriously, who... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sophia Knapp

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FAUN THE ROAD AGAIN, BABY

posted April 15th, 2013

Hark, it's Faun Fables! Or rather - Honk, it's Faun Fables, back on the road after a long winter without their busking minstrelry on the highways and byways of the land. Having kids has slowed Dawn McCarthy and Nils Frkydahl down a step, and in addition to their lovely daughters, they both have other worthy musical projects (like Dawn's record with the Bonnie 'Prince', natch!) - but we feel, and we're not alone in this, a little less human without the... (read more)

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BANANAMANIA!

posted April 12th, 2013

OH SHIT - remember when RTX totally reinvented themselves into the P-Fuck/MPC/Zapp MONSTER UNIT we all know and love as BLACK BANANAS? I mean, when was that?! It seems so natural, so perfect a transition that we can't hardly EVEN remember the pre-rad days of the RTX-volution. And neither can head Banana JJ Rox! Rad Times Xpress IV blew minds and continues to do so - this auto-classic still sells like hotcakes (grab 'em while the current repress is still grippable) a whole... (read more)

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DOIN' IT WITH DAVID GRUBBS

posted April 10th, 2013

David Grubbs has been gettin' down to business on The Plain Where the Palace Stood - and everywhere else too! His new album comes out next Tuesday—and you can preview it on Pitchfork leading up till then! Meanwhile, David has appeared in a handful of monumental performances in Europe in the past few weeks that have nothing to do with The Plain Where the Palace Stood, mining fertile other territories in the world of sound. The first of these was “The Wired Salutation,”... (read more)

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ON DEE ROAD AGAIN, BABY

posted April 8th, 2013

Our favorite living, loving legend (she's just a woman), Baby Dee is no stranger to the road - her vaudevillian soul has been spirited all over the world, performing in any situation your mind could muster. Like situations involving monkeys, unicycles and a one-eyed dwarf, if you know what we're saying. Lucky for all of us North Amerikaners, Yanks and Canucks alike, Dee's revving her engines for a quick dash through the American midwest, with a stop in the Canadian New York (or so... (read more)

BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY'S MOUNTAIN SCENE TODAY

posted April 5th, 2013

The prints of the 'Prince' lead everywhere! Sighted last week in record stores and radio stations in central California and scheduled to appear in Scandanavia in May/June and the Upper US (Alaska, that is) and the freakin' Yukon Territory later this summer in the company of What The Brothers Sang duet partner (and so much more) Dawn McCarthy, he's also riding the wires of Wild Wonderful West Virginia's Mountain Stage starting today! His set will be beaming out to over 100 stations around this... (read more)

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LAETITIA SADIER KEEPS THE GLOBE TURNING

posted April 2nd, 2013

Silencio is yours and ours to keep, OK? Truth out loud, Laetitia Sadier's got a bunch of things to say, despite the title of her latest album. That's why the Silencio tour continues so far and wide, across 3 major continents. It all began in North America last fall, when Laetitia performed complete with band in all the major and minor markets of these socioeconomically challenged United States. Things got realer as she then winged on over to London, gave it to the Queen,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier