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Just Another Day On Planet Joanna

posted November 19th, 2010

There's an old joke wherein a man is approached on the street near Carnegie Hall and asked, "Pardon me, sir -- how do I get to Carnegie Hall?" To which the asshole replies, "practice, practice, practice." If that's truly the case, then no one we know practices harder than Joanna Newsom. Our girl makes her Carnegie Hall debut on Tuesday, November 23rd, in support of her new (c'mon, anything from 2010 is still new! Slow down, interweb!) jam, Have One On Me. The show... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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Lights R.I.P.

posted November 18th, 2010

Everyone is talking about Lights! Even "Sir" David Bowie's assistants! Thing he needs to know that they need to tell him (because otherwise how would he know?), as do all you friends and fans of Lights, is that the band has officially changed its name to Cliffie Swan. Lights haven't just gone out, they've been reborn! Here's hoping this will end all confusion between the Canadian musician Lights and the incredible talents of Sophia Knapp, Linnea Vedder and Alana Amram. These sultry ladies have been... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cliffie Swan

The Drag City Newsletter, November 17, 2010

posted November 17th, 2010

THIS IS THE END?

Nay, nay! It’s the end of the sales year as we know it. It’s the end of most of what we called 2010. It’s the end of the day. End of the week. End of that time of the month. Everything is always ending! And in the ending comes new beginning.

If it sounds like we’ve been reading too many of those Source books we’re now selling, so what if we are? We’re on the path for wisdom, and you... (read more)

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CALLAHAN READS

posted November 12th, 2010

Sometimes I Wish We Were... more than a record label. Oh wait, we are! Aside from pushing records, we publish books, too! (..and make prints!) So what if there's some cross-pollination between who's writing our books and who's making our music? Just as it is with dogs, inbreeding keeps Drag City in the running for Best In Show each and every year. So of course we were as psyched as a bitch in heat (or wait - is she psyched? check into this... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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An Accidental Party For An Accidental Joke

posted November 11th, 2010

Say, did we mention that Drag City is now selling art prints? Yeah, I think we did... but were you listening? Or more important, responding favorably? Hmmm, ok, that can be your little secret. Either way then, we won't feel bad about repeating ourselves. Drag City is indeed selling the The Accidental Joke, a print by Rose Lazar and Matteah Baim. And much like when a musical act from the Drag City roster has a record release show, Baim & Lazar are having a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Baim & Lazar

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HEY LADDIES (and LADIES)!! ALASDAIR ROBERTS TOPLESS!!

posted November 9th, 2010

Hot on the dusty and worn heels of his latest Drag City release Too Long In This Condition, Alasdair Roberts lets it ride TOPLESS in this new video for the song 'Under No Enchantment (But My Own)'. Talk about the stuff of myth! You never expected an 8 1/2 minute film to do you so good, but sometimes 8 1/2 minutes is all you need! If that doesn't satisfy you, catch Alasdair on his European tour (some dates with Joanna Newsom!) Make your tour... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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Trash Humpers TAKES OFF, GETS GROUNDED

posted November 5th, 2010

At last we know what's behind the mask! Harmony Korine's latest film, Trash Humpers, just can't stay out of trouble. First it got nixed by popular movie rental site Netflix as not being representative of family values. Yeah, maybe 50s family values! Today's domestic situations are much more "liberated" than all that, Netflix! Anyway, that's last week's news. This weeks? Trash Humpers copycat killers. I mean, what would you call this guy? I mean, sure, he didn't kill anybody, but he's really ripping... (read more)

Artists in this story: Harmony Korine

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David Grubbs, Theoretical Guru

posted November 3rd, 2010

You know David Grubbs the musician. Do you know Grubbs the educator? Sure you do! Didn't those Gastr del Sol records school yer ass-mind on the possibilities of pop music as modern art? And that was the 90s. Since then, he's had an edifying solo career and in addition to being a musician to this very day, he happens to be a professor at Brooklyn College and CUNY as well, where he's forever honing his curricular skills on each new generation of malleable young minds.

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Artists in this story: David Grubbs

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Road Trippin' With Joanna Newsom

posted November 3rd, 2010

Whoa, is it November already? Sweet man, that means it's time for another USA tour, Joanna Newsom-style! 2010 has seriously been a mammoth year for our harp-slinging friend. Like, woolly-mammoth style year, the kind that don't trample the earth anymore. World-wide touring, from the pacific rim through the USA and over to the European motherland, plus the release of the critically-acclaimed triple album, Have One On Me, and numerous television appearances, have kept Newsom busy as all hell. But hell hath no heat compared... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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Dosing Up With Dwarr

posted October 29th, 2010

Dwarr's Animals is something we've touted as a lost metal masterpiece, unearthed from the home press vaults of the mid 80s, and it's hard to deny that that's what it is. But if you're simply thinking chugging thrash and technically proficient but emotionally lacking music, perhaps we need to explain further. The sounds here are intensely personal, the mood murky and demented; and while there are certainly riffs, and definitely shrieking solos, the drum n' bass rhythms bounce in rubbery, demented decadence while the vocals... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dwarr