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THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! FEBRUARY 2018

posted February 23rd, 2018

CARRY ON

New dawn again, right? Same old new dawn….same old promise of tomorrow! It’s all we’ve ever lived for way down here in ye ol’ Ivory Bunker. Now you can say what you will about Drag City (you were anyway before we interrupted), but it really HAS always been about something that’s new, from the very beginning and all the way up until now. The goal is to put out a record from someone we admire and trust that will... (read more)

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CATCH THE WIND WITH MIKE DONOVAN

posted February 22nd, 2018

Mike Donovan is LIVE! Here is a mysterious man, cheerful and dark. You don't want to get in too deep but it's too late. It is Donovan's way this time around, and he's flying the freak flag himself. Mike D's roots in Sic Alps and The Peacers advances down the line, with the man himself still jiving down on main street, a footloose man of the world, twisting the dial further and further left. Donovan's forthcoming solo LP, How to Get Your... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mike Donovan

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TY SEGALL AND THE FREEDOM BAND HEAD EAST

posted February 21st, 2018

As Ty Segall's Freedom's Goblin proves, freedom should be experienced by everyone, all the time, all over the world. Thus, the Freedom's Goblin tour swerves East as we enter the final days of February! First, Ty and the Freedom Band carry the torch to Seoul, South Korea, for a different type of winter games than have dominated their northerly neighbors all month. And that's just a pit stop, as the following week, the gang lands in Tokyo for a string of Japanese dates to... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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DEAN AND RANDY'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

posted February 20th, 2018

Dean Spunt and Randy Randall continue to dig deep into their seemingly endless bag of tricks with another string of tour dates beginning tonight! More than ten years removed from their debut, No Age continues to reinvent, reflect and progress in vital fashion, as proven on their latest, Snares Like A Haircut! Melding cacophonous noise, dreamlike melodies and blasting tones, No Age are bursting with fresh, roaring sounds at adrenal speed. Not bad for a couple of dads with four full lengths and countless... (read more)

Artists in this story: No Age

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CHRIS GANTRY BRINGS DREAMS OF EVERYDAY CHICAGOAN TO LIFE

posted February 15th, 2018

Yes! Chris Gantry's fixin' to give us a whole lotta outlaw love next Thursday, when he brings his acoustic guitar and playful, badass attitude to the friendly confines of The Hideout here in Chicago! It's the first Chicago performance from Chris that we're aware of in our little lifetime, or at least all that can be revealed by our internet machine or Chris' septuagenarian mind! Regardless, this performance is a BIG DEAL as it might be your first and last chance to see this... (read more)

Artists in this story: Chris Gantry

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BILL MACKAY IS CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'

posted February 14th, 2018

Bill MacKay's blissful harmonic control and just-outside-the-box guitar mannerisms diffuse into the crisp California air as he heads to the Golden State for a short hike up and down the coast next month! MacKay's fantastic voyage through refreshing experimentalism and imaginative influences is fully displayed on his Drag City debut, Esker, but his live performances are unmatched. Bill cut his teeth in various bands and projects spanning genres across Chicago scenes, and now he's ready to take a bite out of the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird, Cory Hanson, Bill MacKay

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TOM RAPP 1947-2018

posted February 13th, 2018

On Sunday, February 11, Tom Rapp passed over from here to a place he'd already touched with his music. You can read the obituaries to get the whole story of his extraordinary path through this life. We're here to say that we'll miss him enormously; although we'd only been working together for a little over a year, we've been fans of his music for much of our lives. Working in this business with someone whose music we loved for years and never really considered meeting... (read more)

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DRINKS ARE ON US!

posted February 13th, 2018

 "A month spent in an old mill in the under belly of France. River swimming thrice a day. Hot nights soundtracked by the rattle of randy frogs. Scorpion fear. In the sheets, on the face. Hours of bird watching - no phone service. No wifi. 3 DVDs: Jurassic Park 1, 2 & 3. Violin practice. Bread scoffing. Early morning coffee drinking before the sun was too hot to do anything but snooze in the thick walled house. Music in the afternoon after a dip in... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cate Le Bon, Tim Presley, Drinks

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HEXADIC HERONS IN FLIGHT

posted February 12th, 2018

The third segment in the ongoing Hexadic series might just be its most crowd-pleasing edition, with a variety of artists from different musical worlds taking on Ben Chasny's combinatorial theory for composition, The Hexadic System. The system provides a malleable template to confront the wide array of choices one makes when playing and writing music, and this process makes the possibilities of a wide variety of artists seem even more infinite on Hexadic III! Each track takes on a distinct and dynamic... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Meg Baird

GOING TO THE MATT, PASS THE MIKE

posted February 12th, 2018

  

People! There's something you need to know about who's on Drag City and who isn't not. Pursuant to our DC Family Tree of 2016, and a couple errors of omission, here are the expanded CVs on two more of our heroes that we felt we didn't give their propers on the tree.... If you didn't get our 2016 xmas family tree card don't fret -- these work great on their own! Mike "Sic Alps/Peacers" Donovan... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Matt Sweeney, Baby Dee, Sic Alps, Mike Donovan, The Peacers