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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)


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)


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


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)



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)



posted December 1st, 2010

The women of Cliffie Swan are tough, but they're not mean. They bear no ill will towards Canadian Lights. Ultimately, they chose a new name for the band in order to reflect the transformations that have occurred within the band. They needed a name as unique as their sound.

But face it, it's been frustrating sharing this name the past couple of years. It was a name that both parties felt was important to their message. If the word 'wretched' could be applied... (read more)



posted November 30th, 2010

Regular readers of this space are thoroughly aware of what the Israeli power trio Monotonix can do to move a crowd: they can literally move the crowd with the force of their convictions - their convictions and their hairy, sweaty bodies, which when thrust forth with the power of rock, can push an assemblage all the way across the room.

Part of this phenomenally moving ability can be explained by Monotonix's preference to set up their drums and guitar and vocal mic on the floor... (read more)


High Llamas say High

posted November 26th, 2010

Recent correspondence from Britain reports that the High Llamas chaps are quite busy! Busy writing and recording a new album for one, as well as just shoring up operations in general. Did you know you can get High Llamas updates directly from the band? ‘Tis true, and all you need do is have a glance at this link to find out how — there are a few options. Being so chuffed with the completion of a new album, the lads are playing live for the... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas, Sean O'Hagan & Jean Pierre Muller


Do the Humpers!

posted November 23rd, 2010

This Thanksgiving, we cheerfully wish good times for all ! Let there be fun throughout the land and dancing - on Netflix's queue!

No, they're not dead yet - quite alive in fact, as it turns out: their campaign of censorship against the all-American entertainment known as Trash Humpers has breathed its last, thank Job. Now you can spend your holidays with Harmony Korine and his gang from the back streets of Anytown USA by pointing your clicker right here. Or refer yourselves to... (read more)


White Magic Bring White Winter to Europe

posted November 22nd, 2010

Fresh off some killer solo White Magic performances in southern California, Mira Billotte is cruising her orb 'cross the globe to exert forces on European soil, kicking off the first official White Magic tour in a couple years. What has she been up to, you ask? Well, we've asked the same on occasion; all we can assume is that she's been traversing the astral plane with sonic intentions since we released the Dark Stars EP. Yes, we've sensed new recordings-- songs from which White... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Magic