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The End Of Days Are Near So FUK IT ?

posted May 20th, 2011

Man, the world's gonna end Saturday? Fuck that, no way! Assuming we're gonna make it through this last-day-on-Earth business, could there ever be a better way to celebrate than by seeing Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang live, outside, at the dawn of summer, for FREE? No fuckin' way we're wrong, and you know it! But damn, did you know it's actually happening? Cuz it is! Dat's right, Monday, May 23rd, at 6:30pm at Pritzker Pavillion in Chicago, you get Bonn' n' th' 'Gang... (read more)



posted May 20th, 2011

It's upon us! In fact, it's already begun. The first major European tour for Six Organs of Admittance in quite a minute is currently underway! Bringing it SOLO ACOUSTIC-style for the first time in many a year, Six Organs is taking a long and fruitful journey through all the loveliness Italy has to offer (which is extreme) before going Dutch! Continuing his John Candy-like excursion on all forms of transport, Six O follows that up with a long stint through the English countryside interrupted only... (read more)



posted May 19th, 2011

Mickey Newbury is 71 today, and just because he's no longer with us physically doesn't mean we can't celebrate with a little moonshine and a moon howl in remembrance! From where ever he is currently, you know he's doing the same! Surely he's pleased as punch with the fact that a whole new generation of fans (that's YOU) are digging into his greatest albums. For the non-informed, Drag City just reissued Looks Like Rain , 'Frisco Mabel Joy, and Heaven Help the Child on... (read more)

The Drag City Newsletter - May 18, 2011

posted May 18th, 2011


Music — we love ya! But geez...why can’t we say that about the law? Or dentistry? Why can’t we find the joys and rhythms that we do in our precious LPs and CDs and books about LPs and CDs in those seemingly bloodless but highly lucrative callings that the world cannot do without (until they find a way to share them on the internet)? If there be future generations who live on after... (read more)



posted May 13th, 2011

Dang, s'been a tuff week, our backs be flat out broken from slinging all these Ty Segall 7"s out into the wonderful and frightning world o' retail. But the feedback's been rad-plus, homes! Plus, people are eating up the single! (Plus, they're buying lots of them too) If you're wondering, what we are talking about is "I Can't Feel It," Ty's debut single for Drag City. It's just one of the many ballz-killing tracks off his forthcoming album, Goodbye Bread. The single's b-side... (read more)


posted May 13th, 2011

WOW!!! Chicago, whatta you got going on tomorrow? Cancel it! Sic Alps are back in town and they've got a sic (sic) (hyuk) amount of shows planned for the next 36 hours! It's all a part of their new "Just Don't Say No" credo put into full freakin' action, and we, the residents of Chicago, are the recipients of the bounty.

The dates are all listed here on our website, but if you're keeping score at home, we'll give it to you straight: it's... (read more)



posted May 12th, 2011

Where's ol' Bill Callahan? He's out riding through Europe on his Apocalypse tour, leaving scorched earth and either broken or sold records in his flaming wake! Classic venues like London's Barbican are falling, one by one, selling every ticket and unloading hoards of merch, like his debut novel from last year, which as a musical-cum-literary personality, Bill has the temerity to sell (and sell and sell) at his shows. Yep, Bill Callahan is striking while Apocalypse is still smoking hot, pulling tears and... (read more)



posted May 10th, 2011

Baby Dee's Regifted Light continues to shine in every which-was-way e'er since we released it! The piano playin' and singin' marvel has pushed the envelope with her powerhouse band 'cross the eastern US of A for the last coupla weeks. She be blowin' minds with that strong left hand and deft touch, no doubt! Plus, the seasoned way that she and her band slam the pieces together with crunch and brio while working off of written arrangements - this sort of muscle usually isn't... (read more)


Hit The Road With The High Llamas

posted May 5th, 2011

Getting pumped... for something... what the hell wha.... oh yeah! The bloody High Llamas UK tour! We're proud to say that Talahomi Way, the new long player from our master-arranger-and-sorcerer-of-the-melodic-pop-song brethren, just keeps flying off the shoppe shelves! It's a real success, that one. Not to balls-up any of this hard earned momentum, the cockers have gone and booked themselves a few dates 'round ol' Blighty. Since much of the time between Llamas albums proper is often spent spitting music into projects with French... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas


Scouting About Europe

posted May 4th, 2011

Whoa-ho, is it the first of May already? The fifith? Fuck, these calendars are so chock full of holidays over in Europe and the UK, we almost forgot it's Scout Niblett European Tour Kick-off Appreciation Day! Good thing all you folks who made it out to B92 in Belgrade for the first show last night were on top of things! Budapest, let's keep up the trend and continue the celebration -- you've got next! In fact, for the next 10 days Scout'll... (read more)

Artists in this story: Scout Niblett