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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

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SILENCIO, PLEASE! WE'RE FINDING THE PULSE OF THE UNIVERSE

posted September 14th, 2012

Laetitia Sadier kicks off her North American Silencio tour this weekend in Chicago. For a gal often singing politik, it's kinda fitting she kicks things off in Chicago, what with all the striking teachers currently chanting, protesting, and getting it on in the street. Drummer James Elkington (a Chi-home grown expat in his own right) and bassist Julien Gasc round out the first actual band Laetitia's every toured with in a solo capacity, so things are gonna get HEAVY. Heavier, anyway, than the tour... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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TY SEGALL UNLEASHES 'THE HILL' VIDEO, BLASTS BACK TO EUROPE AND EXPLODES FANS' HEARTS

posted September 11th, 2012

Dearly beloved! Keep your trousers pressed and buckled, 'cause Ty Segall's already rocketing straight back towards your coordinates on this astral plane. Due to the mass insanity created by his all-too-brief run 'cross Europe in August, Ty Segall announces a whole new tour just in time for the release of his hit "The Hill" single and it's video premiere! It also serves to remind that Twins, the megaship from which "The Hill" originates, is all the way out on... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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IT'S TIME TO BE CLEAR, SEE!??!!?!

posted September 10th, 2012

Now Here’s My Plan is currently laid out before you, an exquisite corpus of new Bonnie “Prince” Billy takes on old Bonnie cuts. Yet with the little pink album that could (and still might!), Wolfroy Goes To Town, a mere year in the rear-view, we still hum ‘long to those insistant, Wolfroy classics. One such, “Time To Be Clear,” was made into a single just recently. You may own the 7? single for it, The B-sides for Time To Be Clear.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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YOU'VE NEVER EVEN BEEN TO MALI?!?!

posted September 7th, 2012

OK, OK, neither have we - but the sounds and musics we've heard from Mali over the ages have continuously blown our minds; in particular, we're keen on the epic CD-only (fetishist) label, Yaala Yaala, who we've been toting, toasting, and boasting for years now, and who've knocked it out of the park with a rich mixture of sounds vibrating from that rich country. Now, to help raise awareness for the oppression many Malian villages are currently facing at the hands of fundamentalist Islamic... (read more)

Artists in this story: Yoro Sidibe, Toba Seydou Traore, Abdoulaye Traore

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CARAVANING AROUND WITH FAUN FABLES

posted September 4th, 2012

Let's warp time back to 2010, when the our collective dark was exceedingly vast, and remember: Faun Fables delivered us into the light, it was Light Of A Vaster Dark! How much better is your life, and your light, since Faun & Co. bestowed it upon you? If it's anything like us, then quite a bit! Naturally, in these ever-darker times, we must all try to gravitate towards the light.

In addition to making eternal music and saving our eternal lives, Dawn and Nils... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables