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HEXADIC COMES IN THREES...

posted November 28th, 2017

The Hexadic System, created by Six Organs of Admittance's Ben Chasny, is a new wave in combinatorial theory with powerful potentialities for music composition. Over the last three years, Chasny has demonstrated the possibilities of the system with a published book, two albums of Hexadic composition, as well as touring the music and chairing talks on the process and uses of the System around the United States and Great Britain.   

This third installment of the Hexadic series conveys a... (read more)

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

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DISCOVER "THE MAIN PRETENDER" WITH TY SEGALL

posted November 27th, 2017

Bang, bang, blammo! Ty Segall can't stop pumping out the songs - and if your problem is that he's got too many songs for you to hear, lucky you with your cute little problem! As Ty switches gears from rock to punk to pop music and then elsewhere, a wealth of great songs and singing and music is coming down fast; later we'll have time to think about it. For now, ponder this new one: "The Main Pretender" aims to cull the herd by focusing... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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NIGHTS OF THE (RE)LIVING, DEAD

posted November 22nd, 2017

What's them strange sounds filling in the air? Simple! Dead Rider are coming for you with organic and synthetic sound blasts alike, scintillating every ear's entrance (and, for those durable enough to enter their live shows, eye sockets too!) - the sound that this year is becoming popularly known as Crew Licks.

To continue to spread the sound a round, Dead Rider got a couple club dates in the Midwest later this week - then it's off to the coasts (west and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dead Rider

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BITCHIN BAJAS FRESH DATES APPROACHING

posted November 21st, 2017

With Bajas Fresh, their most distinctive and ambitious long player (and we mean long, you value seeking audiophiles - seven songs mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road, stretched across two LPs!) to date, Bitchin Bajas stake out an entirely new territory, an interstellar zone for which they now permanently hold the keys. Bajas Fresh finds them combining their programmed-synth personality (the kind that we Baja-nuts so adored on the "Krausened" and "Transporteur" EPs) with their ambient minimalist personality, then throwing in some new... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas

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PETER AND DAVID AND ED

posted November 17th, 2017

More Astral Folk Gold from the vault - the previously invisible vault that we didn't know existed! Ed Askew's A Child In The Sun: Radio Sessions 1969-1970 culls actual reels of radio sessions from 1969 through 1970, during his honey-dipped Ask The Unicorn days. Featuring stunningly fresh performances of many of his classics to pour over, A Child In The Sun even includes a previously unreleased song for all you obsessive types!

Askew's early recordings are now considered acid folk masterpieces,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ed Askew

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! NOVEMBER 2017

posted November 17th, 2017

 

All Saints just over our shoulder….Holidays and Black Fridays coming on...can it be? The year they said might never end (well) is coming to an actual end? An end where we all end up living, even? We've been on the edge of our seat all year long....but now, there'so time for freakin’ huzzah, gang! In the web that is our own, we're prepared to begin again - even if the outcome is destined to be overpowered and plowed under by the nuclear... (read more)

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GOING SOUTH WITH ROYAL TRUX

posted November 16th, 2017

It's almost two-thousand-fucking-eighteen and Royal Trux are still headlining gigs across the US and Europe. What have any of us done lately? Other than see the Royal Trux at one of their headlining gigs across the US and Europe that is! You can't blame us for our priorities - whenever you say, "Royal Trux's longtime status as deconstructionist art project and a heady purveyor of lo-fi Rolling Stones' worshiping blues rock with an avant-garde bent has lead them through an illustrious career... " you had... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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WATCH CHRIS GANTRY PERFORM "THE LIZARD"! PLUS, IN-STORE SHOW THIS WEEK!

posted November 15th, 2017

The late 1960s brought a cascade of reflection to popular music, a deep sense of transformation that included disillusionment within its revolution. High on the waves of those turbulent times, Chris Gantry pulled apart the tropes of traditional voice-and-guitar singer-songwriting with his raconteur spirit and refined lyrical expressions. Settled in Johnny Cash's home studio with a band of Nashville troubadours following a brush with the Feds over growing marijuana on his farm, Gantry ran through an album's worth of material that would eventually become... (read more)

Artists in this story: Chris Gantry

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MARIGOLDS REBLOOMING

posted November 10th, 2017

Ed Askew's 1968 ESP-Disk release Ask the Unicorn presented his musical charm and disposition with little streamlining, allowing his emotionally raw, lyrical songs to shine. This was a rare record for people who considered themselves odd and lonely, and those that heard it, lived with and drew comfort from it - but for many years, it was the only thing heard from Ed, who performed and painted through the 70s and 80s without much recording activity. Today, thanks to the reissue of Ask the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ed Askew

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DRAG CITY LIMITS PRESENTS: A SAPROPELIC PERFORMYNCE BY KA BAIRD

posted November 9th, 2017

Ready to unlock some mysteries - and unearth some others? Follow Ka Baird deep into our underground bunker for another one-of-its-kind Steamroom Session! Performing live for Drag City Limits in the mythical Steamroom, Ka Baird bares all (spirituo-figuratively, people!) with a trans-formative rendition of "Ka". "Ka" is a palpitating gusher of energy, aiming for total erasure of thought through physical catharsis and movement. Baird's sonic spirit takes hold, thrusting herself into ecstatic mediation that transfers radiantly to our own eyes and ears, while providing us... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ka Baird