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WANNA SEE WOT A NEW MIKE DONOVAN SONG LOOKS LIKE? WELL, DO-DO YA?

posted October 18th, 2013

Oh, WOT! Mike Donovan's debut solo album has just entered the capitalist, free-market place. While we fully anticipate you're already walking to the corner store to buy a copy with your Freemason emblazoned greenbacks, it's realistic to assume you'd like to get an impression of the record on your mobile device while you motor on down. Thus, we give you the video for "Do Do Ya?" - an intensive visual accompaniment to an already rollicking jam.

In this new life of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mike Donovan

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EUROPEAN BRAIN PULSE BROUGHT TO YOU BY MASAKI BATOH

posted October 14th, 2013

Like an acupuncture needle delicately inserted into the core of your gourdtex, Masaki Batoh's Brain Pulse Music is both revealing and frightening at the same time. Unlocking the inner mysteries of universal mind, Brain Pulse Music sonically appropriates the alpha, delta and theta waves emanating from a human brain in the meditative state. With deft precision, Batoh directs these signals from a subject to the Brain Pulse Machine, then manipulates and amplifies them in front of an audience to mind-altering effect. For participants,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ghost, Masaki Batoh

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MICK'S UP HERE!

posted October 11th, 2013

Y'all ready for a little taste of the bush from down under? Well look no further, here comes Mick Turner! Merely weeks before his post-rock opera of an album, Don't Tell The Driver, taxis into your local record store, Mick's done brought us a preview song to build the hype! "Sometimes" is sure to knock that dangling bush-oyster right outta your nose, with it's pastoral/rural vibe and, excitingly, entrancing vocals! No, not the strange gurgling tones emanating from Mick, but rather the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mick Turner

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A NEW VOICE EMERGES FROM THE SOURCE FAMILY: AQUARIANA

posted October 10th, 2013

It's not often a parent knowingly allows their child to join a cult outside the structure of their own family-style cult, but such is the case with Aquariana, who joined The Source Family as a teenager and went on to become one of Father Yod's 13 wives. Happily, it is clear that their spiritual path was where she was meant to be as well, first working her way around the The Source restaurant before landing into Father's loving arms. Aquariana was gifted in... (read more)

Artists in this story: Aquariana

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OCTOBER: BONNIE BILLY ON THE ROAD, IN TH' HOUSE

posted October 9th, 2013

Don't look behind you, for there stands a wolf, all set to howl! The world of Bonny Billy takes many shapes, but regardless of moon phase, Bonne himself is shaped only as Wolfroy. Following North American and European tours with Dawn McCarthy singing What The Brothers Sang, having conquered the last remaining of the 50 United States, and taking the stage with Matt Sweeney for a Cropped Out Festival-exclusive performance of Superwolf (grip it on cassette!), Bonny continues his 2013 voyage with... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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NEW! AT SOCCER CLUB CLUB: THE TRADITIONAL OBJECT

posted October 4th, 2013

Drag City’s Soccer Club Club is pleased to announce The Traditional Object, the second installment of Chicago visual artist Lisa Alvarado. A special performance by Natural Information Society and catering by Land & Sea Dept. will be kicking off the opening reception today, October 4, and Bitchin Bajas and Natural Information Society will close it out with a live collaboration on November 3rd. Both events are free and open to the public.

Reworking fabric, embroidery and paint, Lisa Alvarado’s collection of fringed... (read more)

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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF FREDERICK MICHAEL ST. JUDE

posted October 3rd, 2013

The grandson of a night club owner, from small town Frackville, PA, Frederick Michael St. Jude played in bands as a teenage rockster, dominating the local club scene with his band The Other Side, who eventually had a regional radio hit in 1969 with their version of Terry Reid's "Writing On The Wall." After relocating to South Florida, St. Jude (then known as Freddie Dengler) was called up to record again with The Other Side, this time in Columbia Records' studio. As legend... (read more)

Artists in this story: Frederick Michael St. Jude

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CHAOS All AROUND? GOVERNMENTAL SHUT-DOWN? TIME TO CALL UPON... VETERANS OF DISORDER!

posted October 1st, 2013

As we hurtle through space fringing on laughable governmental collapse, only to stand at the precipice of complete descent (which is anything BUT decent) into a United State of Anarchy, we're reminded: Royal Trux knew better than anyone how to navigate uncertainty, effortlessly straddling the line between success and catastrophe at all costs for all time, while constantly ready with a nickel's worth of free advice for for those of us still caught trying to make the grade. Years of success (as defined by the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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CAVE SAIL DOWN THE CHICAGO RIVER, "SHIKAAKWA" SAILS ACROSS THE VIDEO SCREEN!

posted September 25th, 2013

The first CAVE wave is in sight! Get the supplies ready, and batten yer loose hatches - because on October 15th, 2013, emerging from the good ship Drag City, the soldiers of Threace will make land, and then the real action will begin.

Until then, the first freaky fireworks raving from CAVE will dazzle you - check out the vid transmissions that accompany Threace's "Shikaakwa." Once you've absorbed this essential audio-vibratory message with every fiber of your always-loving bod, take your children... (read more)

Artists in this story: CAVE

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WAKE UP WORLD AND LEAP INTO LIFE WITH EIKO ISHIBASHI

posted September 24th, 2013

Listen up, Drag City world-wide constituency! Later this fall, one of the bright lights in the pop sound of Asia, Eiko Ishibashi ascends from the dense Tokyo-landscape and into the ever-widening Drag City stable with the LP debut of her 2012 album release, Imitation of Life. If this record imitates life as we know it, then hot damn - things are sounding much more beautiful than the generally dike world agenda tonight lets on! A multi-instrumentalist making noise soft and harsh in the Japanese... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke, Eiko Ishibashi