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CALLAHAN COMING TO TOWN

posted March 13th, 2013

The man that brought you the Apocalypse now brings you the first rays of the sweet sunshiny new spring -- yes, you read the subject line of this email correctly -- YOUR (anti)HERO, Bill Callahan, is coming soon to a venue near you! How near is up for you to determine; we're simply bearing fruits, not planting fruity trees in your own personal back yard! That would be kind of trespass-y, and when it comes to misdemeanors we're more about being verbally assaultative than... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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RETROGRADING PURLING HISS VIDEO AND TOUR!

posted March 8th, 2013

We warned you a coupla weeks ago, "Mercury Retrograde" is now upon us. When Purling Hiss first premiered their burning lead single, the astrological retrograde hadn't yet begun; but now---- well, shit-- it's in FULL JACK SWING! Lucky for everyone, the mercurial madness of the retrograde - the lack of continuity, the fruitless quality of communications, the endless breakdowns on mechanical, emotional and logistical fronts - will be over soon, like March 17th to be exact (and super-hopeful!). In the meantime, the Hiss... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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COMMERCIAL... FREE... WHAT THE BROTHERS SANG

posted March 5th, 2013

Hey you little West Coasting, graveyard shiftless, couch-potatoes you (tokers and strokers, line up)! We know you saw those freaky little What The Brothers Sang adverts on cable television last week, all up in the Comedy Central, Food Network, Oprah Network ('cept in Spokane- racists!), History Channel and more. Intriguing, weren't they? Indeed, they're indicative of the latest release from Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, a batch of covers from the songbook of a coupla bros named Everly. As sweet and subliminal... (read more)

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

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SWEET DC TEES COME IN TWOS FOR YOUSE

posted March 4th, 2013

Couple years back, when a repress of the Drag City "Pus Head Dylan" t-shirt was made, we frantically posted regarding the strange disappearance of one red-headed flapper brave enough to don the DC T, issuing the following statement:

Warning: the Drag City T-shirt is now back in print, but don't try to get through customs wearing one - they're just too sick! We tried to warn this unlucky fellow, and look where he is now. Actually, do you know where he is? This photo was... (read more)

Artists in this story: Drag City

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"ADDIS" DUBPLATE DUBS YOUR PLEASURE

posted March 1st, 2013

OM just wrapped up another leg of touring, playing sold out shows everywhere along the western coast of North America. Sold out everywhere but Salt Lake City, that is... Lake effect? Salt poisoning? City mice? Who knows, maybe they're only into country-ass jazz.... Anywhat, the Advaitic journey simply continues: as sub-sonic hypnotics on repeat, double versions of "Addis" made dub by the infamous British duo known simply as Alpha & Omega. The "Addis" Dubplate bounces and sizzles, mantra-like, in ways you'd expect an OM... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM

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WHEN DO YOU "SATURDAY?"

posted February 28th, 2013

Aw, what day is it? Wednesday, Thursday maybe? F-dat noize. All we wanna see is some "Saturday," prowling around Darby Crash-like mumbling, "Gimmie gimme this, gimmie gimme that." But obvs some kinda jacked-ghostly spirit Darby, wandering into the void of some Baltimore-ian shit-house of a party, looking for a skin to inhabit, only to get curb-stomped (spirit-style) by some dude named Buck. Buck's watching a band play and having the 'gasm of his life while doing it; he ain't got time to deal... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dope Body

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IT'S UP TO SCOUT NIBLETT

posted February 26th, 2013

Stripped of partnerships both musical and personal, self-reliance has become more than survival technique for Scout Niblett. Arming herself with the old Rollins'-ism, "And at the end of the day, all you have left if yourself and your mind," and therefore encouraged to see her own strengths and utilize them, Scout ready to drop a storming new record, It's Up To Emma, her first long-jammer in 3 years. It's Up To Emma illuminates friction between partners, generates gradual tension, and explodes from... (read more)

Artists in this story: Scout Niblett

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ALL WARMED UP BY WHAT THE BROTHERS SANG

posted February 22nd, 2013

All week long, we the Drag City simply stayed in bed! Why? Cause it's just too nice rolling around in some sweet Everly Brothers covers made by Dawn McCarthy & Bonny Billy to get up and get out into mid-February- or any month, for that matter! Whether it's romping to the pleading revelry of "Somebody Help Me," or snuggling up with the harmonious, patient transcendence of "Omaha," What The Brothers Sang, the freshly released long-player from Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, warms... (read more)

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

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THE HOWLING HEX SEND IN THE "PRIMETIME CLOWN"

posted February 21st, 2013

The Best Of The Howling Hex? Why yes, it is - the best of their releases this year, at least. That's a fact you can take to the bank (along with the fact that this is a new album of new music, and not a greatest hits of any kind), and a fact which you dang sure should take from the bank all the way to your local head shop to pick up the latest from Neil Michael Hagerty and the gang. The Howling... (read more)

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2013!!

posted February 20th, 2013

AHEAD ON OUR SHOULDERS

Drag City - Dateline, March 2013! Another delightfully incongruous release date is upon us - Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy sing What The Brothers Sang paired with the new The Howling Hex album The Best Of The Howling Hex. Plus a rare Blue Chopsticks LP release - Night, Sleep, Death, the new album from The Wingdale Community Singers. Plus Bonnie 'Prince' Billy floaty pens for all participating US stores with vision and a like-eyed constituency! Plus great... (read more)