The shows are happening on these dates:
The shows are happening on these dates:
Pardon us if we don’t cross the street to wipe our ass on the new issue of MOJO - apparently they call his new album Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle a bit of the old number two! Pardon us, but it’s not shit, it’s one of the best albums of the year!
Oh wait...maybe they mean it’s the number two best album of the year...huh. Well, to our ears it’s number one. Yes, we’re just taking the piss, MOJO. Coming in silver ain’t... (read more)
You heard about the Final Flesh mailorder contest, right? Well, it's all over now - five lucky winners got their slimy paws on some red hot grab bag items (or is it vice-versa: red hot paws on slimy grab-bag items?) picked out by the man whose creations will cream your demon if you let 'em, PFFR's own Vernon Chatman! These items are priceless, not to mention tasteless - just the way we like 'em! Until we get photos back from the lucky winners displaying their... (read more)
Over the past couple of years, we've been blessed to become involved in the unearthing and distribution of recordings from Father Yod and the Source Family, the legendary Los Angeles spirit commune from the early 70s. Having a band on the commune provided them with another path to travel in their never-ending search for experience and wisdom, and the record collectors of the world with a series of incredible psych-folk releases to seek after. The first Drag City archival release release, Children of the Sixth... (read more)
We can’t put our finger on it, but as we all of a sudden find ourselves winding up the first decade of the new millennium, there’s something about ‘09 that doesn’t feel like the end of a decade the way ‘99 did, or even ‘89 (which was unlike any other year in history, since that was the year of Drag City’s inception). However you define the “00tts,” we personally will continue to be defining ourselves by what we ought to do next...which is keeping our... (read more)
Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger
Welcome back to good old Drag City – lucky you, you get to go home between updates! Some of us never leave. Like the essentially homeless types that we are, we’re hunkered up, noses to grindstones (each desk comes equipped with one), trying to get down and get ’er done like the true Americans that we are (now it can be revealed!). Music’s our home, really – and before you get any ideas, lyrics aren’t our bible! We’re agnostic at best…but all faiths can worship... (read more)
From the demented minds of the PFFR collective ("Wondershowzen," "Xavier: Renegade Angel," anybody?), comes the all-new DVD release Final Flesh. In a world where you think another genre can't be created, Drag City is here to prove you wrong! "Prank Porn" at its best...or at its only incarnation, this release is going to shock the fuck out of you!
And for a few lucky Los Angels, you will get a chance to experience this exquisite torment in your very own flesh. A segment from... (read more)
Artists in this story: Final Flesh
Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and writer Joseph Mattson have collaborated to create Empty the Sun, a new book-with-soundtrack project now distributed by Drag City courtesy of A Barnacle Book.
It's a novel about what happens when the most important member of your body becomes severed. Hey, don't go there! We're talking about the fret finger of a guitar player. That would be a bummer, right? Well, riding that bummer is Ben Chasny, who creates the musical vibes and moods to complement... (read more)
OK, so the Iron Curtain fell almost 20 years ago, but there’s nothing saying that Monotonix aren’t going to break down the Iron Curtain of ROCK. They’ll be bringing their hot, sweaty, audience-participation-required live show to every edge of the European continent. This full-fledged European tour sees them on their first ever headlining dates in Eastern Europe, with stops in Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Poland!
Where Were You When It Happened? European tour:
11/17/2009 @ The Others (Warehouse) – London, United Kingdom
11/24/2009 @... (read more)
Artists in this story: Monotonix
Join Drag City and Twos & Fews for a release party in celebration of Ouled Bambara: Portraits of Gnawa at Intuit Gallery in Chicago, on Thursday, November 19th at 6:30pm. Ouled Bambara: Portraits of Gnawa is a CD/DVD set profiling several master musicians of the centuries-old North African Sufi trance-healing order called the Gnawa, whose music, dance, and ritual practice synthesize West African animist traditions with mystical Islam. Recorded and filmed by documentarian Caitlin McNally in Marrakech in 2005, Ouled Bambara: Portraits of Gnawa features... (read more)
Artists in this story: Various Artists