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MORE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER!! OCTOBER 2012

posted October 10th, 2012

SUMMER DEEP

Man...how did we get here, anyway? Here we are, sitting on top of a pile of primo records, really great shit man. The last few months must have been awesome! Time for a moment of instrospection and self-hypnosis...ahhh. Safety. Now, if memory serves, it all started in the bloody heart of the summer. This is siesta time in many parts of our incredible shrinking industry, but not here at Drag City's weatherproof fartress. July was the time we chose to start our... (read more)

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2012

posted October 9th, 2012

UP AGAINST THE WALL

As was once so firmly-yet-sweetly intoned (and for so much sweet monetary benefit (we hope!!)), the world is a ghetto - and as one of our great song-and-dance men added in the not-too-very-recent-past, beyond here lies nothing. Now, if you're not too bummed (or fuck, even if you are), we'd like to sprinkle the old adage, ashes to ashes and dust to dust, over the top of our introductory philo-sundae, just to set the tone nice and clear. There. Is the... (read more)

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RANGDA RIPPING IT ON THE ROAD

posted October 3rd, 2012

Whut the gut? Formerly Extinct is alive and well on the turntable, in record stores and in our minds, ever since Rangda sacrificially gave birth to it on September 18th. If you've got sum change burning a hole in your pocket, douse those flames by picking it up, you heathen! There was a boat and you missed it, ok? But here's another skiff for you to grab onta. Anywhere, the "So-Right-It's-Rangda" tour kicks off in Europe in, like, days, man! Did you lose track of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Rangda

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WAKE UP ALONG SIDE TY SEGALL!

posted October 1st, 2012

Get to bed, tiny people! XXXmas comes but once a year in October, and Tuesday October 2nd, 2012, is the freakin' morning -ay wherein a sweaty sweet treat's a-comin' down your chimney. Wot doth we speaketh of, all concerned? Well, tomorrow's the morning Ty Segall performs avec TSB1 in tow in Chi's own WGN Studios, live on television for all the midwest to see. Yeah, it's not just for the 10 million or so Chicago-areans out there, but anyone with 'GN on their... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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TWINS (SNEAK) PEEK

posted September 27th, 2012

Brace up, y'all! Ty Segall’s Twins is coming at you from both sides! October 9th is lurking, waiting for you and Twins to get down together in a menage-a-wha? As you (we) eagerly await that day’s a-dawning, Ty is giving you a little more to chew on (a triplet?). You’ve already received an explosive belt in the chops of Twins' sheer metallic sheen with the chart-leaping advance single, “The Hill.” Now, here's another slice of rancid beef from the butt of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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ARE YOU TRUXY?

posted September 26th, 2012

Either you were all grown up at the age of twelve or you’re thirty and still a child. Whatever the case may be, this rock n roll brew has been concocted for your pre- and post-adolescent thirst. On Accelerator, Royal Trux roil out a crimson tide for your strain to walk upon. If you’ve got the guts to work underground, the silver and gold of guitars, drums, and vocal-hicular shrieks are here to be extracted for your profit. If you ever wondered: Could I... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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BLUES CONTROL ROLL DOWN UNDER

posted September 24th, 2012

Blues Control bounced in a serpentine fashion across America most of this summer and well into the harvesting season in support of their first Drag City long-player, Valley Tangents; 'fore that, L N' R (as we call them 'round the water-coolant) went all up in Europe's business with Laraaji and Arji, supporting their collabananza record from way back earlier in the year. So now what's the plan, what's up with your next trick, BC? How about switching hemispheres, shall we? OK! Blues Control are... (read more)

Artists in this story: Blues Control

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SOCCER CLUB CLUB OPENS ITS DOORS AGAIN AGAIN

posted September 20th, 2012

The Soccer Club Club, a gallery space on the northwest side of Chicago curated and maintained by Drag City, opens it's doors once again to welcome all you art (p)hags and jags to the opening of its latest exhibit, called "His Father Before Him," on Friday, September 21st, from 7PM to 10PM.

"His Father Before Him" contains real pieces of work by Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist, Dirk Knibbe. Reflecting the content of Knibbe’s latest book of the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Drag City

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MINUS TIMES BOOK PLUS SHOWS

posted September 19th, 2012

In case you live under a rock or don't own a bookshelf or coffee table, or k-i-n-d-l-e (and if you do, please see a doctor), we wanna make sure you're totally awares 'bout the latest published book from the Drag City Press & Featherproof Books: The Minus Times, Collected! How often do you get each and every issue of your favorite literary mag wrapped up into one, single-bound megabook? Well at least this once, but this is it, ok? Since the grungy '90s,... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Minus Times

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DOPE BODY FOR EUROPEAN EYES

posted September 18th, 2012

Natural History ain't yet history; in fact, the latest Dope Body LP stands firmly on phantom stumps with growing bumps - that is to say, it just keeps moving. Now, it's actually moving the band internationally - across the Atlantic ocean and over to the freaks in Europe for the first time, where they're sure to be most receptive to the skunky Dope Body funk. It's no permanent vacation, no - these dudes are on a tour mission, one that rips right through the European... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dope Body