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BILL CALLAHAN DOES OPERA

posted May 22nd, 2015

We're always down here tootin' horns about the great artists in this fam, and dang to they do us proud with every little step! Sometimes those steps cross large stretches of the ocean, see, and that's when it all gets put into perspective! Take Mr. Have Fun with God himself, Bill Callahan for example: next week the man soars, Eagle-style, to the land down under for a very special engagement, performing live two nights at the Sydney Opera House. Whoa, nelly! Yeah, it's part... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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IT ALL STARTED AT MIDNIGHT

posted May 22nd, 2015

Attention all you crate digging, metalhead weirdos! If you're one of those types who spend every waking hour and every hard earned dollar searching for the next big discovery, boy do we have a treat for you! Midnight is one of those "shoulda/woulda/coulda"bands that might have actually made it - had their utter youthfulness not got in the way. Hailing from the 'burbs of Chicago, Dave Hill (keys), Scott Marquart (drums), Frank Anastos (guitar, vox), and John Falstrom (bass) were all record-obsessed teenagers taking music... (read more)

Artists in this story: Midnight

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DIGITAL SOL AND FUR

posted May 19th, 2015

Along with the utterly jaw-rippin' insta-riffic Simple Songs currently bolting out of stores and onto turntables the globe over, we're also reflecting on the Jim O'Rourke of yore, reexaming former chapters from What Would J.O. Do? (The big book of Jim!) - and what's this? Selling a few choice pages as digital files! Wow. Not only can you finally "pick up" Eureka, et al, for your dadburned computer deevice, you can also indulge catalog and mouse games of two other mighty O'Outfits: Gastr... (read more)

Artists in this story: Gastr del Sol, Loose Fur, Jim O'Rourke

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! MAY 2015

posted May 18th, 2015

THE VAULT IN OUR STARS

Woohoopdidoo, and welcome back to the rolly-polly-coaster that is Drag City Records (and once again, Tapes!). We don’t necessarily take it as it comes, but we’re not NOT subject to vicissitudes of fate and shit, either. If you stick around long enough, you’re likely to see stuff n' thangs you never believed you'd see, much less see again! This is what makes our death wish so danged silly – it’s clear just from past experience that... (read more)

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PAINT IT WHITE (FENCE)

posted May 18th, 2015

Tim Presley's White Fence is a sonic non-enclosure; visualize its endless, picketed rows posting the entirety of this green Earth. That's how For The Recently Found Innocent keeps rolling! It's a methodic ritual, perpetually planting one post at a time, just walking, running, and hopping the rails thru different countries and different continents, as the 'Fence flies. Spreading tour dates around the calendar like strategically laid fertilizer in the back pages of our collective plot, we hear the grass grow in a lush, green... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence

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PLAYING WITH DEATH!

posted May 15th, 2015

Experiencing historical Death in the form of reborn albums such as ...For The Whole World To See and III has been an ear-popping and truly revelatory event for all of us who have! And just as we were certain it would, their first album of new material since back in duh day totally slays with the freshness of a ripe rock n' roll groupie who's put in a solid night back stage (bleargh!). That is to say, N.E.W., just released in April, delivers the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Death

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WHAT IS REUNITED ROYAL TRUX?!

posted May 13th, 2015

Genesis! Succession! Secession! Re-evolution! Generations! Boom and Bust! The Day After! Next Time! But Royal Trux weren't thinking about one single place in time - no, they saw ALL of them instead - all the kids from all the times, all the phases, all the eras, waves and other plays of rock and roll in a non-chronological, non-denominational mass. Because Royal Trux was the way IN for all of us. Now we were ALL a part of history. (Yes, even the dumbshit haters. They only... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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AMBROGIO BUILDS AN ARK(ANSAS)

posted May 13th, 2015

Elisa Ambrogio's solo debut, The Immoralist is an imposing album, dealing with the explorations of the esoteric--- that of Faustian spirits, sloppy black magik, superstitions, and obsessions with water! Equipped with numerous tricks up her sleeve, Elisa tagged director Amy Scott to make a brilliant new video for one of The Immoralist's highlights, "Arkansas"! Enigmatic things always seem to happen down by the river (at least Elisa didn't shoot anyone dead...that we know of) and the video for  "Arkansas" is no different!

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Artists in this story: Elisa Ambrogio

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WHAT'S SO SIMPLE ABOUT SONGS ANYWAY?

posted May 12th, 2015

Do you dislike instant gratification? Well DON'T READ THIS! This item is for you digital media-loving types in the crowd - don't all raise your hands at once. Instead, just let the good news soak in for the next few seconds - not only have we just released Jim O'Rourke's entire back catalog of pop songs in digital format (exclusively via FLAC downloads; high-five, nerds! And no we don't have the ratio details - sorry, nerds), but now Jim's new album of great... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke

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THE GLOVE COMES OFF!

posted May 8th, 2015

Just like the era that it recalls, the White Glove Test: Louisville Punk Flyers 1978-1994 exhibit at Louisville's Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is coming to an inevitable end! Extended through this weekend due to (obvs) popular demand, it's a testament to the deeply influential, musical richness that has coursed through the town's veins since the onset of the 70s punk movement. Gallery exhibits are like scenes; they have to end sometime - but the images which make this exhibit so exciting live on... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Glove Test