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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)

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HEX! A'HOWLING AT THE HEMLOCK

posted August 2nd, 2013

What the Hex? It's a weekend and you don't know where you're going? Guess again! You're headed to the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco for 2 nights of Howling Hex spells, potions and remedies. That's the fuck right, it's a Hag-fest over in the Bay, Neil Hagerty that is, leading the Hex through entire album-themed live shows! First off, Friday, August 2nd (hey... that's tonight!) they'll boogie out to the in-sounds generated from Rogue Moon - no, not exactly the full album by the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Michael Hagerty, The Howling Hex

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WOT IS AND FOREVER SHALL BE

posted August 1st, 2013

Wot's that? Something in the forest is calling! Signals emanate from the old dark hollow, and transistorized tunes echo from inside a mossy log, crackling and rambling in the air of watery sunlight and tensed moon mist alike. Transfixed, Donovan washed his hands in muddy water and wandered on to the oracle. And this is WOT he/she said... Here is a mysterious man, cheerful and dark. You don't want to get in too deep but it's too late. It is Mike Donovan's way... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mike Donovan

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A'HAPPENING NOW: MEN AND WOMEN SINGING WHAT THE BROTHERS SANG

posted July 30th, 2013

The sticky hot crossroads and bisections of America are nothing compared to the hot n sticky sounds of Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, who've melting stages, cities, sidewalks and streets 'round the world this summer in support of their ode to the Everly's, What The Brothers Sang. On the North American trip, they've hit corners of the continent rarely traveled by we Drag City folk, way up in the cracks of Alaska and The Yukon. Sure, they've made obligatory stops through... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Faun Fables, Dawn McCarthy & Bonny Billy

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IN SUMMER LIGHT, TAKE BRIGHT FLIGHT

posted July 26th, 2013

King David, or something like it. "When God was young," when all of us were. Slaying the Goliath of rock doctrine, that a band must tour to be successful. And what then, if in the end, they did? Makes history a reality, I guess. Case in point, Silver Jews' Bright Flight. An unsung hero for some in the catalog, seemingly a polarizing record, clearly Nashvillian after the move, and after the release of fan-favorite, American Water. But why? The strength of darkness,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Silver Jews

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SCANDAL & TRANCE; AN INVITATION TO DANCE

posted July 24th, 2013

Alasdair Roberts struck out into the North American wilderness with his pals last week, entering the topsy turvy tour void like a Scot outta Loch. But no monster he, Alasdair is more like a joker or jester, a man costumed as a man who entertains, and one who's in demand, as seen in the new video for his song, "Scandal & Trance," from A Wonder Working Stone. Yes, the jester expresses all manners and emotion, connecting with the people, dogs and tramps... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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BEAT THE JULY HEAT WITH AZITA, LIVE IN THE MIDWEST!

posted July 18th, 2013

It's just getting hotter and hotter around here, and all we can think is, who's got the songs to keep us cool? Who is chill yet sultry, smooth, and soulful? Ding dong, the temperate winner here is, AZITA! AZITA says fuck you to the overblown Chicago festival scene - it's just a clusterfuck of johns, anyway- she'd rather make her own trails around the Midwest region, making a name for herself on her own time, and we couldn't be happier to help her along.... (read more)

Artists in this story: AZITA

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ALASDAIR ROBERTS AND FRIENDS SOLDIER ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

posted July 15th, 2013

If ever there was a tour was battle-tested at the outset, none would come close to this. Alasdair Robers and Friends are finally on American soil after surviving the trials of Immigration offices, Visa-application drones and a multinational array of Consulates, as well as the tribulations of flat tires, canceled flights, evacuated airports, lost luggage and a subsequent no-show at Louisville's Forecastle Festival (sorry, Kentucky! Ali and Friends vow to make it back to you). No worse for the war — in fact, mightier for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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SCOUT NIBLETT ON THE USA TIP

posted July 11th, 2013

Yeeeeaaaaaahhh, yeah! Scout Niblett's European tour was so successful, she decided to hang out there for the rest of the summer, basking in the afterglow of conquered cities, melted hearts, interviews completed, and videos made. The band was tight, the audiences loose, and the groupies looser, all serving to Ms. Emma's near domination of the EU mainland and British Empire. But regardless of Mercury's location in the relation to the sun (hint: it's a bitch!), our girl can't stay in hiding forever: the semi-friendly... (read more)

Artists in this story: Scout Niblett, Dope Body

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DREAM RIVER FLOWS THROUGH YOUR TOWN

posted July 9th, 2013

Mystery, solved! You've wondered why you were constructing bamboo rafts in your sleep each and every sticky night; now, you have your answer - not only is Bill Callahan back with a beautiful new long player called Dream River, but the River pours forth from he to you, the shadowy figure of your Dream now revealed to be, Sweet Bill. Bill's Dream River tour flows and weaves its way from his door to yours, dripping from coast to coast, puddling through the Midlle-west, sure... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan