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The Drag City Newsletter!!!!!!!!!!! December 2013

posted December 17th, 2013

THE END OF THE ROAD

2013 is winding down; we’re all closer to the finish, but just like you know who, we can’t stop, and even now, as the journalists of the country lazily echo each other’s best-of-the-year lists, Drag City has fresh new releases out (and fresh old ones too! – anatomically correct ed.), and each one of them reflect the odd drifts of the year we will one day understand in a way we can’t possibly now. There’s another jewel from... (read more)

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AQUARIANA BUNDLES UP WITH SOURCE FAMILY BROTHERS AND SISTERS

posted December 13th, 2013

If you've seen The Source Family film and want to take the plunge into the world of Source Family audio-cana but don't know where to begin, let Aquariana provide you with a beginning! Aquariana's previously unreleased LP of songs recorded within the Source Family studios were meant to come out on house label, Higher Key, back in the 70s. But relocation and other struggles, culminating with Father Yod's untimely death, prevented the ethereal sounds from ever being heard by the people of the light... (read more)

Artists in this story: YaHoWha 13, Aquariana

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'BORDERS OF MY MIND' REVEALED BY YONKERS & WOEHRLE

posted December 10th, 2013

We're sweating some kind of wicked anticipation syndrome fever buried underneath the snow here in the DC bunker. The origin of the virus strain is unknown, but one thing is for certain - these Michael Yonkers fans are more persistent than pack of rabid zombies! But we can't really blame them; we're giddy with Yonkers delight, ourselves, and really can't fathom keeping a lid on things all the way to January's release date. So! We missed out on Hanukkah, but we're early for Xmas with... (read more)

Artists in this story: Michael Yonkers

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CALLAHAN'S DREAM RIVER NEWLY DUBBED 'HAVE FUN WITH GOD'

posted December 5th, 2013

Dub is a spiritual, abstract, visceral, mystical thing. Finite and Infinite at the same time. Deeply rooted in the earth and embracing outer space. Don’t be fooled by names, Dub has come and gone. Dub is a ghost, a duppy. A duppy of a childhood guppy. Flushed and thriving in the sewers and the swamps. Bill Callahan, no stranger to a good flushing, has thus taken his #1 Album of the Year, Dream River, and turned it dub! The whole thing now,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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BONNIE BILLY BRIGHTENS OUR DARKENING DAYS

posted December 4th, 2013

Wonder is the word! A winterized Bonnie 'Prince' Billy needs little in the way of extra clothing to keep warm; as long as his dear friends are near, an inner glow emanates from his wolf-soul and permeates outward. That burning light touches us in more ways and places than we ever thought possible (physical contact is scary!), and with greater frequency, we count on it for guidance through the darkening days leading up to winter solstice. If you think that you too might be seeing... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bitchin Bajas

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OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW BUMS!

posted December 2nd, 2013

Hey! We like to talk about the future as much as possible - because while vintage has it's rightful place in our mind-wardrobe, knowing what's new is always where it's at. Now, 'bum'' is a 19th century term, but there's something new afoot with them bums - so let us get down to it and introduce a new musical band: New Bums!

New Bums is the the grudging match-up of Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, 200 Years, Rangda... (read more)

Artists in this story: New Bums

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WHAT GROOVES ON IN THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE

posted November 26th, 2013

Despite what seems like continuous vibrational passage to all spots on our earthly terrain (in other words, touring), OM can't always be in the same place at the same time! Their individual talents require them to split apart even as the notes of the final show are dying away, miles removed from the concert ground - and so, as satisfying as it is thinking about the members of OM eating the same meals, together, after a day of writing and practicing, before retiring to the... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM, Al Cisneros

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SOCCER CLUB CLUB PRESENTS: MICK TURNER!

posted November 22nd, 2013

This Sunday, November 24th, Drag City’s Soccer Club Club is thrilled to host the surreal, hallucinogenic (and fun!) art of the infamous Australian musician and painter, Mick Turner. Yep, or "Dirty" Mick Turner, as we fans of his work in the Dirty Three sometimes call him (but never to his face, mind you!). You know, we might even consider starting to call him "Venom P." Turner (secretly, of course!), because of his also infamous but now quite distant participation in the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mick Turner

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GET ON BOARD WITH CAVE AND CATCH THEIR DRIFT

posted November 20th, 2013

CAVE just wrapped up the last leg of their USA tour, and Threace continues to roll downstream! The dudes have expanded and extrapolated their jams to dizzying degrees of freakishness while out there in the wild chitlin' wilderness, spreading their love while lost all across America. Travel wasn't limited to van, however; like a super-sonic hovercraft, CAVE are adept at taking their funk-fusion rock show into both air and water! Expanding upon their penchant for guerrilla-style album-announcement tactics first witnessed with the release of Neverendless... (read more)

Artists in this story: CAVE

The Drag City Newsletter!!!!!!!!!!! November 2013

posted November 19th, 2013

DAYS OF FUTURE CHRISTMAS PRESENT

Yas! The hellidays is coming! But even more impending than the annual Chrimble/ Hanukah/Kwanza ass-kiss of evil, Thanksgiving is coming! At least to us ‘Mericans – but isn’t our formerly great society still the prototype for rising market communities all around the world? Which means that no matter what turkey you believe in, that Black Friday is a “thing” for you and yours? Thus, yas – it is back to black for everyone. And Drag City... (read more)