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It's Batoh's World, We Merely Channel It

posted September 16th, 2010

Spiritual waves vibe their way through the doors of Drag City on a daily basis. Some envelop us, others are cast aside, and more still are channeled, funneled, and put to proper use. Such is the vibe-tide rolling in from Japan, where Ghost-man Masaki Batoh is meditating on his upcoming special performance at Manda-La2, Kichij ji in Tokyo on Monday, September 20. Why so special? Well, aside from being a rare solo performance with guests Kazuo Ogino (Lute, Harp, etc.) and Japanese folksters Akiko Hodaka... (read more)

Artists in this story: Masaki Batoh

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Rockerd Of The Week!

posted September 14th, 2010

I was ten years old on a camping trip around the Delaware Water Gap in Pennsylvania. It was drizzling and cold. There was a group of fourteen year-olds camped nearby. They were listening to music that drew me through the bare trees towards the smoky campsite. The closer I got the scarier the music sounded, and the more I had to know about it. I walked up to the lank haired burnouts who were sitting around a wooden picnic table with a big silver boom... (read more)

Hamburger Suffers British Rage

posted September 9th, 2010

Last time we checked in on Neil Hamburger, we weren't even sure if he'd make it to the UK in time to follow through on his touring engagements. Miraculously his little life raft held true, and not only did he make the gigs, but he managed to get really positive reviews-- for his comedy, even-- leaving all of us here in the office quite chuffed (if you're not a member of the U.K., that means "pleased"). One thing led to another, and that thing led... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger

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Item of the WeeksSietinsonsBairdEspvallHauserSmith!

posted September 7th, 2010

Today, Espers is a household name — but it was just eight years ago that the Philadelphia collective was formed. In the beginning, they were made up of Greg Weeks, Meg Baird and Brooke Sietinsons. This was the group that recorded their first, self-titled album. Before the recording of their second album, Espers expanded in all ways possible, shooting for the stars with their feet reaching through the ground to the plates that shift beneath the war-torn face of our mother Earth.

They... (read more)

Artists in this story: Espers

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Lights Shine During 'Crisis'

posted September 6th, 2010

Wondering what's up with Lights since their recent tour and album from last summer, Rites? Well, not us, as we know lots more about them than you do! Not to brag or nothing, but for instance, did you know that Sophia Knapp and Linnea Vedder moonlight in a group called Girl Crisis? Well, they sure as hell do, and there's a new track floating around now as proof. Trippy, check it out! Perhaps you recognize the jam? And yeah, we can assure that there's... (read more)

Artists in this story: Lights

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They Gave You, Now You Give Them

posted September 1st, 2010

TO DO: make yourself feel good and help those that have suffered. We all want to do this, right? The aftershocks of Hurricane Katrina are still felt by many in NOLA, and what with the recent oil spill down in the gulf, and what with the Crescent City being so awesome to begin with, it's more than fitting for a benefit record called Dear New Orleans to be released on the 5 year anniversary of the devastating 'cane. What's more fitting is for Drag City's... (read more)

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August 27: What a Rajor!

posted August 27th, 2010

August 27th... today's date is not normally remembered for any particular reason. But if you look at the history of our country, and specifically that relating to the east coast, or even New York in particular, you'll notice something. There is something about this date that has been fairly monumental over the last century. Is it astrological? Does Mercury play in? We're not sure.

Look at these facts: on August 27th, 1958, the USA launched a nuclear test in the Atlantic Ocean (yeah mini-Cousteau, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Major Stars, Rangda

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August 27: What a Rajor!

posted August 27th, 2010

August 27th... today's date is not normally remembered for any particular reason. But if you look at the history of our country, and specifically that relating to the east coast, or even New York in particular, you'll notice something. There is something about this date that has been fairly monumental over the last century. Is it astrological? Does Mercury play in? We're not sure.

Look at these facts: on August 27th, 1958, the USA launched a nuclear test in the Atlantic Ocean (yeah mini-Cousteau, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Major Stars, Rangda

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The Drag City Newsletter, August 24 2010

posted August 24th, 2010

THE TURNING OF THE STYLES

Great day in the morning! It seems as if an entire era has passed since we last visited upon one and all news of recent happenstance within the confederacy of Drag City. Lest these words send the fastidious among you searching vainly through his in-box for proof of our last missive, allow me to assure you that it was only sixty days previous that we most recently delivered our latest news-digest in gazette form. And yet, the passage of... (read more)

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Mother Twilight's Little Helper

posted August 22nd, 2010

Faunites unite! Dawn McCarthy, head Faun, is in need of some assistance. Due to her extremely and increasingly busy schedule (what with putting the finishing touches on a new album, rehearsing for an upcoming American tour, raising a family and raising her voice in song), Dawn is looking for a fine folk to help keep her organizationally in tune. Mostly this will include, but may not be limited to, updating and maintaining her web site while simultaneously keeping her social networking sites abuzz with... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables