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posted April 22nd, 2011

Mickey Newbury was a songwriter's songwriter operating at the dawn of rock's singer-songwriter era. His songs were covered early and often, and they scored hits of all kinds for hundreds of artists in a diversity of Billboard categories - for everyone but Mickey. His songs crossed boundaries and his own versions were too far afield of one category or another to capture the popular imagination at the time the records were made. But Mickey's influence was far-reaching. In addition to his catalog of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mickey Newbury

The Drag City Newsletter - April 20, 2011

posted April 20th, 2011


You’ve been crouched down low — now uncoil an’ go! How long have we been waiting for prey? We know no time other than today! What if too long’s not long enough? We’re never sure if time’s just another bluff. So spring! Grab at your goal and shred for that thing! Spring! Spring! Don’t leave a bit in reserve! Jump to inherit the position you deserve! Be like us and spring! Forward! Don’t worry about a thing! Spring!

...this is our song as we... (read more)



posted April 18th, 2011

We're puffed to announce a literary event that does not exclude illiterate Drag City fans (stand tall kids, you're not wrong - books can be lame!) Beginning Tuesday, April 26th, the SLOW FADE READING TOUR launches. And how! Start salivating, dogs: reading from the undersung Rudolph Wurlitzer classic will be none other than Will Oldham. Accompanying him on guitar? That would be Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance. How the fuck do these men find the time? Between releasing critically acclaimed albums... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Six Organs of Admittance, Magik Markers, Will Oldham, Rudolph Wurlitzer


Stone Cold Baird

posted April 15th, 2011

Praise be! Sweet-singing songbird Meg Baird's busily working on a new record; in conjunction, she's made it a point to get things happening live, too, for the people (her fans, our people, you) and will do so tomorrow night, at The Stone in New York. What will she do? Play new originals? Shred on some extended versions of fan favorites? Cover herself, covering others? Cover others' covers of songs she's covered? Shit, we don't know...hopefully all of the above and more so! However she... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird, Major Stars, Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh, Magik Markers



posted April 14th, 2011

Bert Jansch is state-side again, performing his own songs on guitar in immaculate , as his legend requires - he just happens to be schooling Neil Young again while he does it! Don't you feel that feeling in your hip bones? They seem to act up every time the Sunshine Boys of the new electric church of the 1960s hit the road agin', as they've been doing most of the past year. Yep, the Jansch/Young tour starts tomorrow in Durham, NC, rides up the east... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bert Jansch


Just In: Record Stores Sell Drag City Merchandise

posted April 12th, 2011

Lately we’ve come to appreciate that urban outpost for the stars known as the record store. No matter how heavy shit gets, one can always seek refuge from the perils of modernity among the dusty racks of compact discs. Oh and LPs, too. Nothing says “20th century” as well as a pile of dusty old LPs and CDs in alphabetical order! And really, is there anyplace better for conversing long hours with a clerk about the latest ripple in the canon of western music? O,... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas


The People Under The Stares

posted April 7th, 2011

The People Under The Stares is back! Drag City's vaunted comedy night returns, after a 3 year hiatus. We're the ones who broke all your new faves back then-- TJ Miller, Hannibal Buress, Zach Galifianakis, Morgan Murphy, remember? Tonight's shows at the Hideout, featuring Todd Barry,Neil Hamburger, and Brendon Walsh, are sold out-- sorry we didn't tell you first hand in advance, but couldn't you see the warning signs, yourself? How much more trolling in this... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger, Drag City



posted April 5th, 2011

Just before June shuts down the month of May, Bonnie “Prince” Billy & The Cairo Gang will instigate the people of Florida to be free. But not from the silly stage of some paid-entry club, with their foolish drinks and age requirements. No, Bonny & Cairo are people who like to do things for people. That why, from the Pensacola panhandle to the beaches of Miami, America’s most famous peninsula has in-stores in store for them!

Yes. Seven Floridian record stores will host free performances... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang



posted April 2nd, 2011

Hey Gang!

We're about to release our first-ever audio-book! So let's talk about a special promotion for our second-ever audio book, shall we?

Later this month, Rudolph Wurlitzer's Slow Fade (as read by Will Oldham) will become available. But in June, the original Drag City hip paperback, Neil Hagerty's inner-outer space science opera, Victory Chimp, will hit streets and other places in newly-rendered audio book form. It is for this vision-inducing, cross-pollinating work of media that we are holding a contest in order... (read more)


posted April 1st, 2011

Ah, Asleep On the Floodplain. Since its release in February, we've all been nestled, wonderfully dozing, enjoying this most enjoyable latest Six Organs of Admittance emittance. With the world rollicked by wars, 'quakes, and 'namis, it's a wonder how we've managed...wait, we've got it, we survived in part because no one, but no one plays guitar quite so distractingly and with such deep spiritual penetration as Ben Chasny! Now that spring's upon us, we rely once more on Six Organs of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance