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BONN-CORE

posted January 6th, 2011

As the rich carpet of the future unrolls before us, the rich tapestry of the past is increasingly available to us with little regard for time and space! Case in point: this awesome site where you can find NY-based live events of all kinds that have been captured for posterity much in the manner of what we once called “bootleggers.” But to paraphrase Jerry, once we’re done with it, it’s all theirs — and this was the word of Bonny after having performed for the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang

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AMERICA'S FUNNY-APPS

posted January 5th, 2011

Drag City welcomes you to 2011, the year of the apps. Oh wait, apps have been around for a while, huh? OK, genious, how often have you heard of a Drag City artist toting a fresh app for your little pocket do-mab watchajiggy? Leave it to "America's Funnyman" to be the first with an iFon application. We hear it's pretty simple - download the app, then anytime you're faced with a "yes or no" situation, shake the fuck outta your phone and Neil will tell... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger

The Drag City Newsletter, December 27, 2010

posted December 27th, 2010

GOODBYE

Yes, goodbye and farewell to everything that 2010 came to symbolize, as well as everything it actually was! As all the tomorrows of this year have turned to yesterday, we've turned the page. We've got no use in those days gone by. Because you see, man cannot live in the past, he has to live today (and speaking of living, anyone interested in a little back-catalog? Whoop! Time-space continuum dysfunction! Back the presentÂ…) and look towards tomorrow. Which we do every day. We're sorry... (read more)

TIS THE SEASON TO BE JELLY

posted December 20th, 2010

Twas five days before Christmas and all through the house, everyone was shaking, even and especially our personal main man o' the cloth, Brother JT! He's known the deep dark signs of the cross since he was a swaddlin' babe, and now that he's almost grown (but really, when do you ever stop?), here's his tribute to everyone's favorite jesus (other than their own personal pan-jesus)...the baby jesus!

"Booty for Xmas (Hot Nuts)"

And in the good ol' X-Mas spirit, it's free to you... (read more)

THE CAUSE THAT REFRESHES

posted December 14th, 2010

It's going on right now and it's going to go on for a Jerry Lewis-like amount of time! It's Second City's ninth annual Letters To Santa music and improv event, staged in coordination with the Hull House to gather money for the underprivileged of Chicago .

They've got personalities like Jeff Tweedy , Steve Albini, Robbie Fulks and members from the current casts of the Second City revues. There'll be laughs! There'll be music! There'll be improv! And this year, there'll be Bill "Sweet... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

LATE AGAIN (FOR THE FIRST TIME)

posted December 13th, 2010

Speaking of having one on someone: Far be it from us to suggest that the late-night landscape is changing in any way...but if Joanna Newsom's making her third stop of the year on yet another show, it surely can't be getting worse! This time, she's gracing the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theatre to cap off a show an episode of The Late Show with David Letterman. The adorable Paul Rudd is the non-musical guest, followed by Joanna doing...who knows? You'll have to... (read more)

HAVE ONE ON YOU!

posted December 13th, 2010

Kids, this holiday season, don't let those last-minute record-buying sprees go down without a "Have One On Me" tote bag! What better to put those second and third copies of your Joanna Newsom favorites? In addition to bearing a pint-sized embroidered replica of the stained-glass promotional window for Have One On Me , this bag has been designed to fit all Drag City LP, CD, DVD and t-shirt releases - and yeah, all of the same formats from our "well-respected" competitors, as well as... (read more)

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200 Years

posted December 9th, 2010

Did you ever wonder what would happen if Elisa Ambrogio and Ben Chasny got together and made a record in addition to making out? Sure, they've collaborated on each other's music, with Magik Markers and Six Organs of Admittance, respectively, but it's tough when you don't have a project to call your own. Ever problem solvers, these two have done what everyone had hoped for-- gone along and formed a new band. They call it, 200 Years-- and we call it one of the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Magik Markers

OUR ART BELONGS TO BONNIE...

posted December 7th, 2010

Art lovers of Greater New York! Grab your monacles (or whatever it is you peer at fine art through - !) and head on out to the Arf Art Gallery of Parsippanny NJ (well, Boonton, actually - but they're practically the same) to catch the final moments of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's much-noted month-long installation, "There Is Someone What Will Pay For This (Darkness)." Our kid's a reg'lar renaissance man - singing, acting and now making with the visual arts, some of which can be... (read more)

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WE ARE THE WORLD... GOD DAMMIT!

posted December 3rd, 2010

Hey everybody! Remember the 80s? Live Aid and all that shit, that was horrible! Then there was "We Are The World," the landmark charity single from 1985 that raised the bar for bleeding-heart celebrity supergroups, liberal guilt & promotional tie-ins. It also spawned more parodies than COPS. Well...are you ready for another? Think of this as more of an update for a new generation (it worked out well with Gus Van Sant's PSYCHO, remember?) This is a similar shot-by-shot tribute BUT all profits... (read more)