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FREE TO BE JEWS AND ME

posted July 5th, 2012

After another blistering Independence Day here in America, leave it to the good ol' Silver Joos to shout out to our not-quite-as-free-as-we neighbors up north. You remember "Canada?" So do we, and so do David Berman, "Honkin' on" Bob Nastanovich, and little Stevie Malkmus, circa 1991. Remembering their salad days like the middle-aged mensa they claim to be, Early Times is a testament to the longevity of their unstudio sound, a carefully realized primitivity that required careful positioning of the trio in... (read more)

Artists in this story: Silver Jews

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1998-2012

posted July 3rd, 2012

Artists in this story: Drag City

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THE LOWBROW READER READER ON STAGE STAGE!

posted July 2nd, 2012

For years, The Lowbrow Reader has made sporadic leaps off the printed page and onto the stage, but never once outside the dolorous (but friendly) confines of old New York city. But this time, fuck New York! Aw, don't be so sensitive, Big Appleites! All we are saying is that this l'il bit o' news really only concerns the heavenly bodies of the greater Chicagoland area! Because see, on Thursday, July 5, the Lowbrow Reader Variety Hour takes a giant leap for mankind into the... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Lowbrow Reader

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YOU CASSETTE THE SCENE

posted June 28th, 2012

We hate to interrupt your #Obamacare celebrations, but in case you haven't noticed, Drag City has become a power in the worldwide cassette/awesomeness market. In fact, our latest release revisits one of our biggest records of the year SO FAR, Ty Segall & White Fence's Hair! Upon hearing the finished cassette, we were amazed to discover it's the ideal format for Hair sounds, all along, just like we discovered last year with CAVE's NEVERENDLESS (classically out of print on CS, but the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mayo Thompson, CAVE, Ty Segall & White Fence, Blues Control

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TAKIN' THE TIME WITH CAROL KLEYN

posted June 26th, 2012

As of the late summer of 2011, Carol Kleyn was back, with her privately pressed 1976 debut on CD for the first time ever and LP for the first time since it was pressed back in '76! And now that it's summer again, 2012-style, Carol Kleyn is back! Yeah man, it's the next frame of the Carol Kleyn reissue reel, Takin' The Time! Eight years after writing her first songs and dropping out of college to pursue her passion as a street musician, Carol... (read more)

Artists in this story: Carol Kleyn

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GET JO PHIL

posted June 25th, 2012

Starved for Newsom action? We're here to throw a mini-bone. In fact, if you act fast, you can catch Joanna getting minimal tonight with one of the grand old men of minimalism still mini-kicking it, Philip Glass, at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco! The cause is maxium - The Henry Miller Library in Big Sur needs money! Dramatic improvements to their facilities, as mandated by the feds, are required for The Henry Miller Library to stay open. Like better toilet tissue; we nearly... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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DIRTY THREE ARE COMING

posted June 22nd, 2012

Hold on to your soap and don't bend over - the Dirty Three are coming! Jim, Mick, and Warren are sailing out from down under and on their way to the USA! Who knows if they'll make it through immigration, or if they'll need to be smuggled, or if their smugglers will turn out to be pirates or which of their instruments will be confiscated as "contraband" by border police! Perhaps their mega-man-beards will hide them, but then what about Mick? He's clean shaven... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dirty Three

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER JUNE 2012

posted June 20th, 2012

SOULSTICE ON ICE

...and welcome to it! It’s burling hot in the so-called real world – ie, the world outside the tent that masks the passageway to a recessed fiefdom known to mortal men merely as Drag City - but deep within the incorporate offices, it’s cold as hell! We greet the warmest season as we always do: by tightly sealing our doors and windows. What happens out there stays out there. We’ll sweat when we’re dead. We don’t deign to guess what sort of... (read more)

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HIDE YO GLYPHS, PUT ON DA NEW GLYPHS FROM SIC ALPS

posted June 19th, 2012

Whoa hay! Whuh. Sic Alps keep churning like charred butter, a little slit in the cap on top of the cat revealing the tricks from the sleeves you can't keep down. Again and again, they slap your wrists and elbows like the laughing hyena's panting tongue. But for all the little teasers and pleasers we've had since 2011's Napa Asylum, via the seven inchers and extended plays, it's durn near time for a newborn long player, ain't it? Sho' is! Wouldn't ya have... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sic Alps

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BLUES CONTROL GET THEIR KICKS, SOME FOR FREE

posted June 18th, 2012

At least they're kicking off their tour for free, for you, at Other Music tonight! But don't let 'em think your money's for nothing - cause it's fer buyin Blues Control's latest, Valley Tangents, and you know it! Valley Tangents, officially out June 19, is the freshest notch on the bedpost for Lehigh Valley's most notorious werewolves. If it's teeth for tracks, then the 7 fangs on Valley Tangents are razor sharp and ready to gleam throughout the dimly lit barrio bars... (read more)

Artists in this story: Blues Control