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KA IN THE ACT; VISUALIZE "ONEIRIC"

posted August 29th, 2017

With the release of her Drag City debut, Sapropelic Pycnic, out on September 22nd, Ka Baird emotes a much-needed cry for the sacred and the divine in our everyday life. Far away from the flies of the media and the marketplace, she manifests an evolving selfhood in the witness of holy spirits that we all too often ignore in the rush of our tech-infused, 24-7 info-feeds. This is the essence of Ka's music - forged under two albums released under the name Sapropelic... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ka Baird

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SEAN O'HAGAN SAYS: THAT CAN BE ARRANGED

posted August 25th, 2017

Sean O'Hagan's work spans enough decades that you probably aren't aware of all the places you've heard it. Of course, he's been the guiding voice in the High Llamas world of avant pop since way back in the 90s, and you should likely know him as a key arranger for Stereolab (he's collaborated with Tim Gane on other projects as well, including Turn On); older heads may also be familiar with his first band, Microdisney. Old news to you? Read on, friend!

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Artists in this story: The High Llamas

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! AUGUST 2017

posted August 25th, 2017

IS THERE SOME PLACE LIKE HOME?

The summer of long (neé love) is dragging on. We're still here, however improbable it is to call something so unfamiliar 'here'. But that's life - the world we came into is ever-receding, and we're left to erect new landmarks (but heaven forbid, statues! - up-to-the-minutemen ed.) along the horizon as we increasingly lose ourselves in it. Some folks make their mark and then move on. Not good ol' Drag City. The marks made by... (read more)

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BILL CALLAHAN IS BUILDING TOUR STEAM!

posted August 16th, 2017

Listen, it's no secret to us the world over loves 'em some Bill Callahan. Apparently, it's not lost on Bill, either!  Slowly but surely, the dude's put together an eclectic string of dates this fall which covers enough territory to realistically call it a world tour. So dig it, things kick off with a brief run of festival action in Europe before coming home to visit the southeast part of these United States in October - now that's a region that could use... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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TRUX HEAD WEST TO 'FRISCO

posted August 15th, 2017

Get ready to go platinum and order up the ice cream--Royal Trux are coming to town! Rock and roll's iconoclastic duo are setting their sights on San Francisco this fall, marking their first trip to the West Coast in over two years. The unholy duo died for your sins and now they're Royally resurrected, baby! With "LIVE" Platinum Tips + Ice Cream still hot on our heels, Jennifer and Neil bring the ol' dog & pony show back on the road and we... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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ONE NATION UNDER PEARLS BEFORE SWINE'S GROOVE

posted August 14th, 2017

It's been fifty years since Pearls Before Swine first appeared. A genteel, oft-hushed missive from a far corner of the psychedelic hive mind, One Nation Underground was released on an independent outlier of a record label (ESP-Disk), removed from the mainstream - and still its spirit came to be deeply appreciated by a generation and more. Today, this music has been reissued by labels around the world dozens of times, but it hasn't been heard properly in decades! This 50th-Anniversary edition, however, has been returned... (read more)

Artists in this story: Pearls Before Swine

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HAMBURGER GRINDS HIS WAY INTO THE UK

posted August 11th, 2017

What do you get when you send America's $1 Funnyman over to England? Well, besides diminishing returns due to the weakening exchange rates, you get a bellyful of laughs!  Right, Neil Hamburger is headed to the UK for a residency at London's Soho Theater later this month! Throw in a one off in Manchester, and you've got what we in the biz call, a tour! These dates come equipped with Tim Heidecker, someone closely related to some of the more interesting releases we've had... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger

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GET STUNG BY WAND'S NEW SINGLE, BEE KARMA! UK DATES ANNOUNCED

posted August 10th, 2017

Keep it locked in your mind - Wand's incredible new batch of jams, called Plum, is on track for release on September 22nd! And now a reward for your focus -  we/Wand present the video for new single “Bee Karma,” and all its ascendant riffs! "Bee Karma" has everything you'd want from a music video - beautiful shots, emotional narrative, Super 8 footage, and a clown! Say what? Yeah, as Wand's Cory Hanson puts it: “The video stars my brother Casey... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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ALL EYES ON FUMIO MIYASHITA

posted August 9th, 2017

By October 1979, Aaron Weiner and Ron Curtiss had produced a handful of Boffomundo Shows at Los Angeles' first public access television studio at Theta Cable in Santa Monica. Joined by eventual partner Tony Harrington of All Ears Records, The All Ears Boffomundo Show was born!

Tony Harrington introduced legendary synthesizer master, Fumio Miyashita, founder of The Far East Family Band (space-rockers considered to be Japan's first prog band!), to the show and the rest is history. Fumio brought multiple keyboards, percussion... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fumio Miyashita

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MACKAY & WALKER BACK IN THE RING

posted August 8th, 2017

Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker's inspired collaboration continues with a 2nd volume of freshly baked tunes: they call it, SpiderBeetleBee! It's been nearly two years since their much-admired 2015 debut, Land of Plenty (Whistler Records), and SpiderBeetleBee more than makes up for the long wait with a rich, resonant batch of performances that elevate the guitar duo's sound into an ever-widening panorama of styles. 

Their first album was developed over a month-long live residency at Chicago's Whistler, reflecting MacKay and Walker... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker