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MORE LATE NIGHT JOHN!

posted June 13th, 2017

Lordy, John Mulaney has totally cleaned up on the late night TV circuit over the course of the last week! Fresh off a visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last Wednesday, John stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers last night to discuss, among other things, his forthcoming LP/CD on Drag City—The Comeback Kid! After being released on Netflix last year, Mulaney’s hilarious stand up special (recorded live at the Chicago Theatre) The Comeback Kid is officially set to arrive at record... (read more)

Artists in this story: John Mulaney

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TIME TRAVEL TIME WITH MARK FOSSON

posted June 12th, 2017

Mark Fosson has been playing guitar for almost fifty years and his mastery of the instrument is undeniable! Take "Once Was A Time" for instance -- his bristling, fluid action evokes an ebullient energy motoring down an endless, melodic highway. Fosson's playing conjures the sound of a string quartet, each strum and pluck harmoniously amalgamating to create a stunningly centripetal sound sure to explode even the heaviest heads out there. That golden, eternal promise of the guitar is exactly what Mark delivers: the air... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mark Fosson

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TRUX STREAMING ON NPR - GET YR PLATINUM TIPS + ICE CREAM!

posted June 9th, 2017

Somebody call the Junkie Nurse, it's about to get messy! Royal Trux's new "LIVE" album, Platinum Tips + Ice Cream, is now streaming on NPR's First Listen! Exploring the hidden corners and dark recesses of their influences and absolutely turning them on their head has always been the formula to Trux's success (sic), and with Platinum Tips + Ice Cream that bitches brew is on full display! Hear brand new versions of RTX favorites, deconstructed and split into a zillion pieces: Jennifer... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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JOHN MULANEY CRASHED THE LATE SHOW

posted June 8th, 2017

Call his new album The Comeback Kid if you will, but Chicago born John Mulaney is no kid! For the past decade, he's performed stand-up comedy on stages around the world, written for Saturday Night Live and Documentary, Now!, and starred in his very own cancelled sitcom! So our John's a man-ish boy, then! The Comeback Kid is an all-audio recording of his Netflix special of the same name - his third album overall and first ever on vinyl! That works good, since The... (read more)

Artists in this story: John Mulaney

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DRAG CITY LIMITS PRESENTS: BILL MACKAY

posted June 5th, 2017

A Drag City steamroom session serves to remind us of the raw emotive possibilities revealed by performances in simple settings. In this case, it's stark, solitary guitar bouncing off the white tiled walls of the steam room found deep within the DCHQ bunker! Yup, Chicago local Bill MacKay stopped by our steamy shower setting to lay down a refined take on a select cut from his fresh new solo album, Esker!

Bill performed "Twilight", a graceful exploration of harmonics and melodics executed... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay

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MEG BAIRD'S SOLO OUTING COMES INTO SIGHT

posted June 2nd, 2017

AH, yes, it's a brand new month and another season on earth! Given today's climate, who knows how many more seasons we've got but that's all the more reason to ACT NOW and join Meg Baird for some upcoming shows! That's right, Meg's got a loaded six string on her back and is headed down the southeast corridor of these fine fifty states stopping in cities like Richmond and Atlanta before looping west towards Texas! Meg's carefully constructed ballads are brimming with vibrancy, taking... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird

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FROM THE HIGHWAY, PAPA M DROPS DLVD VID!

posted June 1st, 2017

Back from the dead again, Papa M has a new video for one of last fall's Highway Songs to remind us of the tumult and triumph found in those rare grooves. If you can recall all the way to last year (we can't),  Highway Songs heaved contradictions and curveballs right at our ears, exploding like  electric magma while exploring  intrinsic moments of existence via an audio-diary vérité. An episodic shot to the heart (through the best way to Papa M's heart, the guts), delivered with... (read more)

Artists in this story: Papa M

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EUROPE: GONNA DRESS YOU UP TRUXY

posted May 25th, 2017

Look up in the sky! That's a flying megabus full of the most insane Truxian goods en route to Europe! And while said goods most certainly include the most dangerous band in the universe, Royal Trux, they ALSO contain some dangerously wearable contraband in the form of limited edition, exclusive-to-the-European-tour T-shirts (short and long sleeve!) and Hoodies! Here's a special sneak peek so all you punters can be prepared - make sure you wipe the drool from your face before you enter the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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MAMA TRIED, BUT THERE'S NO MORE TIME TO CRY

posted May 25th, 2017

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's new release Best Troubador flips through the Merle Haggard songbook, landing on pages unmoored from their time and located anew. With such a prolific catalog of resplendent songs spanning a nearly fifty year career, Bonnie and the Bonafide United Musicians were tasked with undertaking the singular and unwavering creativity of such a figure. Best Troubador does just that, representing an earnest and faithful reworking of Haggard's great songs. Released on one of Merle's lesser known albums, 1996, "No Time to Cry"... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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FAUN FABLES BACK ON THE ROAD

posted May 24th, 2017

Faun Fables are back on the road--full of life with a renewed vibrancy, sparkling with the wonder and playfulness that the (now) family band is known for! Continuing their song-telling tradition, Faun Fables'  most recent album Born of the Sun is exploding with Dawn McCarthy's striking vocals, contrapuntal harmonies and breathy unison chants. And while all that is something to behold on record, it can be particularly striking in concert!

With summer vacation on the horizon, Dawn, Nils and the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables