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Who Will Claim Victory in the Victory Chimp Commercial Contest?

posted June 2nd, 2011

After an intense reviewing process involving tireless scrutiny and criticism (mostly self-), Drag City's A/V division has narrowed the Howling Hex Victory Chimp, A Book Commercial contest down to five (5) special applicants! As DCHQ makes every attempt to live as one community, in and amongst its very own people, we give you, the beloved cog in our machine, the chance to praise or chastise the work of these chosen few yourself on this special Victory Chimp, A Book Audio Book Commercial Competition section of... (read more)

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OM TRACKING

posted May 27th, 2011

We felt something rumbling outta the West, thunder and lightning and all that comes with heavy rain, plus high winds and dramatic temperature shifts hitting DCHQ this past week, and have finally figured out what it was! Since it's totally unnatural to be hit with such apocalyptic weather on the eve of June, and since Drag City-types are total skeptics, a few inquiries were made and a few leads followed... only to reveal what should have been obvious from the start-- the culprit is none... (read more)

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JOIN THE POLARITY PARTY

posted May 27th, 2011

All my single ladies, laddies, and hard drives-- looking for the love of your life but can't get away from your computer box? Are you simultaneously at one with nature, and do you enjoy picnics on rolling hills on scenic landscapes with picturesque views and the like? That sounds like an aptitude test for Bachelorette and her denizens of followers-- if you already are one, you know what we're talking about. If not, but you fit the profile (or are simply "curious"), you absolutely must... (read more)

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IN YOUR STORE, ON YOUR RADIO, IN FLORIDA

posted May 24th, 2011

Under deep evening skies and through deeply pollinated air, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang generously serviced the masses with song last night in Chicago's Millennium Park. Tunes new and old wafted in and out of seemingly every orifice with gilded aplomb; of course, this is what we've come to expect from the freaky freeness that is Bonny-Cairo! Jet-setting just this morning down to the Sunshine State, these two are giving it all away for free again, commencing on a record store... (read more)

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The End Of Days Are Near So FUK IT ?

posted May 20th, 2011

Man, the world's gonna end Saturday? Fuck that, no way! Assuming we're gonna make it through this last-day-on-Earth business, could there ever be a better way to celebrate than by seeing Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang live, outside, at the dawn of summer, for FREE? No fuckin' way we're wrong, and you know it! But damn, did you know it's actually happening? Cuz it is! Dat's right, Monday, May 23rd, at 6:30pm at Pritzker Pavillion in Chicago, you get Bonn' n' th' 'Gang... (read more)

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ORGANS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC & IN YOUR VIDEO SCREEN

posted May 20th, 2011

It's upon us! In fact, it's already begun. The first major European tour for Six Organs of Admittance in quite a minute is currently underway! Bringing it SOLO ACOUSTIC-style for the first time in many a year, Six Organs is taking a long and fruitful journey through all the loveliness Italy has to offer (which is extreme) before going Dutch! Continuing his John Candy-like excursion on all forms of transport, Six O follows that up with a long stint through the English countryside interrupted only... (read more)

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OL' BOY

posted May 19th, 2011

Mickey Newbury is 71 today, and just because he's no longer with us physically doesn't mean we can't celebrate with a little moonshine and a moon howl in remembrance! From where ever he is currently, you know he's doing the same! Surely he's pleased as punch with the fact that a whole new generation of fans (that's YOU) are digging into his greatest albums. For the non-informed, Drag City just reissued Looks Like Rain , 'Frisco Mabel Joy, and Heaven Help the Child on... (read more)

The Drag City Newsletter - May 18, 2011

posted May 18th, 2011

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (AND A COUPLE MINUTES OF YOURS)

Music — we love ya! But geez...why can’t we say that about the law? Or dentistry? Why can’t we find the joys and rhythms that we do in our precious LPs and CDs and books about LPs and CDs in those seemingly bloodless but highly lucrative callings that the world cannot do without (until they find a way to share them on the internet)? If there be future generations who live on after... (read more)

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FLIGHT OF THE SEGALL

posted May 13th, 2011

Dang, s'been a tuff week, our backs be flat out broken from slinging all these Ty Segall 7"s out into the wonderful and frightning world o' retail. But the feedback's been rad-plus, homes! Plus, people are eating up the single! (Plus, they're buying lots of them too) If you're wondering, what we are talking about is "I Can't Feel It," Ty's debut single for Drag City. It's just one of the many ballz-killing tracks off his forthcoming album, Goodbye Bread. The single's b-side... (read more)

CHICAGO GETS SIC FOR A DAY

posted May 13th, 2011

WOW!!! Chicago, whatta you got going on tomorrow? Cancel it! Sic Alps are back in town and they've got a sic (sic) (hyuk) amount of shows planned for the next 36 hours! It's all a part of their new "Just Don't Say No" credo put into full freakin' action, and we, the residents of Chicago, are the recipients of the bounty.

The dates are all listed here on our website, but if you're keeping score at home, we'll give it to you straight: it's... (read more)