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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

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PUNK! GLUE! STAPLES! NOT A FASHION STATEMENT, BUT AN ESSENTIAL BOOK!

posted March 13th, 2015

Listen up, Punks! On April 21st, we gonna drop an exciting new book chock full of flyers offering a parallax view of American punk from an influential yet removed location!

A lavishly detailed document of Louisville's vibrant and diverse music scene, White Glove Test: Louisville Punk Flyers 1978-1994 is a rich visual history of an ephemeral and overlooked art form: the DIY concert poster. Beautiful, funny, and profane, the more than 700 flyers collected here vividly represent the golden age of this... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Glove Test

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ON HER OWN TOUR AGAIN

posted March 10th, 2015

People (like us) just can't stop having so many FEELINGS about Jessica Pratt's On Your Own Love Again  - a January new release and amazingly perfect winter album (recorded in several semi-cloudy West Coast living rooms (and other kinds of rooms) over several seasons of varying temperatures). But forget about winter, we bet you a quarter (or an eighth) that On Your Own Love Again will sound equally as perfect whatever season you hear it! Shoot, her tunes sounded great in the warm-and-dark... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jessica Pratt

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WHITE FENCE POSTS UP BACK IN THE USA

posted March 6th, 2015

Life's an amazing bitch, no matter what eyes we see her through. Sometimes, we look at the fence and it's greener than the other side. Sometimes it is so bleak, we see a darkness that sucks all the rays of the sun into the whole of night. It doesn't really matter much what eyes we're looking through; in the end, it's a White Fence that lights our world. Just this past January, White Fenceblazed past the crown heads of the British Empire and on... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence

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DEAD RIDER ARE ROARIN' DOWN YOUR TRAIL AT 45 RPM!

posted March 5th, 2015

With glints mirroring off their gun-metal blue fenders, Dead Rider aim for the horizon! After scorching the earth with 2014's Chills on Glass (a best-of-the-year qualifier on more lists than we could count at the end of the year---by the way, what comes after three?), Chicago's finest return to throw a pair of new songs to into the public's yearning maw. This is Dead Rider, though; these songs aren't benign, "give the people what they want"-type fare, no man!

On this little... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dead Rider

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GANG WARRIORS! COME OUT AND PLAY!

posted February 26th, 2015

The year is 1982. Ronald Reagan is president; AIDS and crack cocaine are rampant and are threatening to destroy entire communities. Nuclear war is imminent. It's a time of extreme excess and egregious despair. It's the absolute perfect climate for a change---a revolution is in the air and Frederick Michael St. Jude is bringin' it to the people!

Derived from this inspirational storm, FM St. Jude's 13-song, revolutionary journey is called Gang War! Gang War delves right into the grim vision... (read more)

Artists in this story: Frederick Michael St. Jude

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PURLING HISS HURLING THEMSELVES TO EUROPE

posted February 25th, 2015

Mike Polizze and his band of gnarled up luv-bros, otherwise known as Purling Hiss, are one again cooking to boil over! Having hibernated much of the winter to rest up from the rigors of their North American tour last fall, the Hiss are poised to crash the grids of the international zone: Europeans all over, rev up them tube amps, it's time to fry! Re-acquaint yourself with Weirdon, the explosive, fist-pumping guitar-gasm with more hits per square inch than Rocky Balboa's face, released... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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ALTER YOUR VISUAL MIND WITH THIS VIDEO FROM THE SILENCE!

posted February 19th, 2015

Hey hey, my my, rock 'n roll can never die! And thanks to The Silence, it's alive and kickin' out the jams! Drawing deep into a collective musical soul that extends many eras into the past, The Silence fill your ears with an abundance of heavy rhythms and flowing melodies. It's a sound that transcends traditional psychedelic rock by providing a broad sonic pallet, one that's dusted with timeless elements. This soon-to-be-classic was masterfully produced with no digital interference; thus, analog instrumental colors leap... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ghost, Masaki Batoh, The Silence