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THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER, PURE AUGUST 2013!!!!!!!!

posted August 23rd, 2013

WHY DOES ANYTHING EVER REALLY HAPPEN?

It's such a hard world, and the main news we get every night is of people offing each other. And they're usually people who said at some point that they loved each other! It's so discouraging, but deep within this sad, grey reality is the beating heart that keeps us going forward! Passion, people - what drives a man to kill might also drive him (or his woman) to make a record instead, and totally kill with his (and... (read more)

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IT'S UP TO SCOUT TO RETURN.... TO EUROPE

posted August 21st, 2013

Whoa, wherever you're looking, it seems like Scout Niblett's either there, or just was there, or's gonna be there, shortly! After all, It's Up To Emma and that means she goes where she wants, when she wants, and it just so happens the girl gets around... on tour, that is! What up now? Well, having just recently started her US tour, Ms. Niblett figured, what the hell - let's swing through Europe once again, for kicks! So here we have it, stars aligned!... (read more)

Artists in this story: Scout Niblett

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BLACK 'IN BACK' BANANAS STREWN 'CROSS THE HWY

posted August 20th, 2013

It's nearly fall season and e'rbody on the DC rosta and beyond is treckin' somewhere - in the case of food management between the Pacific Northwest and the Badlands, we hear those fruit peddlers screamin: "Yo man, dems 'nanas gettin' BLACK!" Nearby, JJ Rox and co. snuff a cig in the dirt, and snort. Shades raised, tops down, middle fingers extended, up - Black Bananas are set to terrorize stage after stage, playing foil to the mighty mofos of MGMT and their fully-primed... (read more)

Artists in this story: Black Bananas

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OM RETURN TO ANNIHILATE EUROPE THIS FALL

posted August 16th, 2013

Rejoice! OM's interplanetary trajectory has aligned with ours, and they're heading your way...! The coordinates have been keyed in, the destination of Europe in sight, all ready for a November touchdown amid jets of synth, thrusts of earth-disturbing bass and clouds of alluring alien gases. Celebrate and prepare, for the trio of Al Cisneros, Emil Amos and Robert Lowe are a force to be reckoned with and relinquished to. A series of Alpha & Omega'd dubplates in tote, as well as copius... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM

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WHAT IF??... SOPHIA KNAPP WAS A MEMBER OF THE SOURCE FAMILY?

posted August 15th, 2013

We know you know chanteuse Sophia Knapp, whose magnificent solo debut, Into The Waves, rocked our big fat world, and whose enchanting live shows continue to shine when they pop up all across this country. But... do you know Sophia Aquarian? In this episode of WHAT IF?!?: DRAG CITY, we ponder, what if... Sophia Knapp traveled back in time and joined The Source Family? Surely she would've been a key member in the band, along with Djin, Octavius, and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sophia Knapp, The Source Family

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BONNE VOYAGE

posted August 12th, 2013

The rate at which the world speedily turns now means school days are approaching faster than you can say, "Wolfroy Goes To Town!" What happened to the dog days of summer (in the Southeast)? Well at the very least, you can take a bite out of knowing that soon you'll start doodling your favorite Bonnie 'Prince' Billy lyrics into your trusty trapper keeper. And what's more, there's a chance to see his majesty live and in the flesh this fall- perfect... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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GET ON BOARD "ARK PROCESSION" WITH AL CISNEROS

posted August 9th, 2013

Al Cisneros is no stranger to the deep meditations of a minimalist, sub-sonic song. We've all been totally faced by the ritual low-end thunder his band, OM, bestow as gospel both live and on record on the regular, a sound source which can hardly be described as minimal yet never needs more than a smattering of accompaniment beyond its usual, steady drumming. Perhaps a bit of guitar here, some keys there, or maybe just some extra tambo to provide color, but first and foremost,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Al Cisneros

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GIVE THREACE A CHANCE

posted August 7th, 2013

Hippies, flower people: now is the time! Turn off, tune in, get your asses primed for this aid to self-knowledge, and free your body to access the unconscious mind! While you're at it, reject societal law, and free your mind to access that subconscious body-vessel! CAVE takes their rolling funk minimalism to the streets this fall in support of their new album, Threace, hitting locales big and small across the Midwest, West Coast and South, with harrowing stops at Cataracts Music Festival in Indianapolis,... (read more)

Artists in this story: CAVE

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CALLAHAN'S NEW RUB: EXPANDING DUB

posted August 6th, 2013

Well who'da thunk it: Callahan previews his new long playing album of sultry hits and sexy ballads- Dream River, he calls it- with a dub version of one of its songs. Heavy times call for heavy measures, even in the soft, sweet land of Bill we guess! "Expanding Dub" b/w "High in the Mid-40's Dub" comes in 12" format, only (er, digital, too), to ensure deep grooves for these dubbed out tunes, all the better to accentuate your heavy... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER JULY-AUGUST 2013!!!!!!!!

posted August 2nd, 2013

THE MILK OF HUMAN KINDA-TITS

Whoa! Time is moving ON. Two weeks ago, Drag City dropped the best batch of new releases July (2013) will ever see: Andy Kaufman, Bitchin Bajas, White Fence, Scraper and Paula, a virtual all-night party of entertainments that'll take you up and down and through tomorrow and into the next day...Do we do this out of generosity? Sure! But we're only human. We also do it out of greed. We're only human! And humans have built... (read more)