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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

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GET YOUR RECORD PLAYED IN SHOPS WITH THIS ONE EASY TRICK!

posted February 6th, 2018

Peacers/Sic Alps lead singer Mike Donovan steps out from behind the ash-stained curtain for his second solo album in the past five years: How to Get Your Record Played In Shops.

The Donovan ouvre is not something you're meant to think about - instead, enjoy the soupy soak, sliding beneath its opaque and filmy surface to discover the sensual world in the moat below. Four Sic Alps, two Peacers and two Mike Donovan albums along the line, Mike is still jiving... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sic Alps, Mike Donovan, The Peacers

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SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE WITH SIX ORGANS

posted February 5th, 2018

Burn the threshold of light, burn the threshold of time! Anytime is a good time to release a Six Organs of Admittance video, album release cycles be damned! Burning the Threshold brings a wealth of Six Organs-styled lightness into one of his sweetest musical meditations yet and that should be reminded every day.

The residual grace and allure radiates out from the video for "Things As They Are," a song examining the life of poet Wallace Stevens. In 2017, Ben composted music for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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HEXADIC III PREORDER CUSTOMERS GET MORE!

posted February 2nd, 2018

Ben Chasny's Hexadic System has been put to great use on two Six Organs records already, but this third installment, Hexadic III, is a whole different beast! See, it's a compilation record, featuring music from a ton of AMAZING musicians, none of whom are named Ben Chasny! Instead, we've got fresh Hexadic sounds from Moon Duo, Jenks Miller, Meg Baird & Charlie Saufley, Tashi Dorji, Richard Youngs, Stephen O'Malley-Tim Wyskida-Marc Urselli, and Phil Legard, each putting... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance