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A'HAPPENING NOW: MEN AND WOMEN SINGING WHAT THE BROTHERS SANG

posted July 30th, 2013

The sticky hot crossroads and bisections of America are nothing compared to the hot n sticky sounds of Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, who've melting stages, cities, sidewalks and streets 'round the world this summer in support of their ode to the Everly's, What The Brothers Sang. On the North American trip, they've hit corners of the continent rarely traveled by we Drag City folk, way up in the cracks of Alaska and The Yukon. Sure, they've made obligatory stops through... (read more)

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

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IN SUMMER LIGHT, TAKE BRIGHT FLIGHT

posted July 26th, 2013

King David, or something like it. "When God was young," when all of us were. Slaying the Goliath of rock doctrine, that a band must tour to be successful. And what then, if in the end, they did? Makes history a reality, I guess. Case in point, Silver Jews' Bright Flight. An unsung hero for some in the catalog, seemingly a polarizing record, clearly Nashvillian after the move, and after the release of fan-favorite, American Water. But why? The strength of darkness,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Silver Jews

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SCANDAL & TRANCE; AN INVITATION TO DANCE

posted July 24th, 2013

Alasdair Roberts struck out into the North American wilderness with his pals last week, entering the topsy turvy tour void like a Scot outta Loch. But no monster he, Alasdair is more like a joker or jester, a man costumed as a man who entertains, and one who's in demand, as seen in the new video for his song, "Scandal & Trance," from A Wonder Working Stone. Yes, the jester expresses all manners and emotion, connecting with the people, dogs and tramps... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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BEAT THE JULY HEAT WITH AZITA, LIVE IN THE MIDWEST!

posted July 18th, 2013

It's just getting hotter and hotter around here, and all we can think is, who's got the songs to keep us cool? Who is chill yet sultry, smooth, and soulful? Ding dong, the temperate winner here is, AZITA! AZITA says fuck you to the overblown Chicago festival scene - it's just a clusterfuck of johns, anyway- she'd rather make her own trails around the Midwest region, making a name for herself on her own time, and we couldn't be happier to help her along.... (read more)

Artists in this story: AZITA

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ALASDAIR ROBERTS AND FRIENDS SOLDIER ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

posted July 15th, 2013

If ever there was a tour was battle-tested at the outset, none would come close to this. Alasdair Robers and Friends are finally on American soil after surviving the trials of Immigration offices, Visa-application drones and a multinational array of Consulates, as well as the tribulations of flat tires, canceled flights, evacuated airports, lost luggage and a subsequent no-show at Louisville's Forecastle Festival (sorry, Kentucky! Ali and Friends vow to make it back to you). No worse for the war — in fact, mightier for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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SCOUT NIBLETT ON THE USA TIP

posted July 11th, 2013

Yeeeeaaaaaahhh, yeah! Scout Niblett's European tour was so successful, she decided to hang out there for the rest of the summer, basking in the afterglow of conquered cities, melted hearts, interviews completed, and videos made. The band was tight, the audiences loose, and the groupies looser, all serving to Ms. Emma's near domination of the EU mainland and British Empire. But regardless of Mercury's location in the relation to the sun (hint: it's a bitch!), our girl can't stay in hiding forever: the semi-friendly... (read more)

Artists in this story: Scout Niblett, Dope Body

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DREAM RIVER FLOWS THROUGH YOUR TOWN

posted July 9th, 2013

Mystery, solved! You've wondered why you were constructing bamboo rafts in your sleep each and every sticky night; now, you have your answer - not only is Bill Callahan back with a beautiful new long player called Dream River, but the River pours forth from he to you, the shadowy figure of your Dream now revealed to be, Sweet Bill. Bill's Dream River tour flows and weaves its way from his door to yours, dripping from coast to coast, puddling through the Midlle-west, sure... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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SUMMER TIME SNACKS

posted July 5th, 2013

Everything we do here under the Golden Arches at the Ivory Bunker is for Drag City. And yet, not all of it is Drag City. And yet again, everything we do here for Drag City is truly done for you. It's the artists of course who're cashing in. Yet again, we're cashing in on them. And you, obviously, we do it for you and cash in on you, too; and you on us, too (we supply your content). So with all that in... (read more)

Artists in this story: Scraper, White Fence, Andy Kaufman, Paula

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WHY SETTLE FOR PEACE? CAVE OFFER THREACE!

posted July 2nd, 2013

Behold, Threace! It's the brand new LP from international touring sensations CAVE, arriving October 15th, and it might just bring an end to your party -- no more dancing, no more talking, just people listening to every last clang, tweet and honk of a band really getting after it. Recorded on a 1" 8-track Scully machine that may or may not have spent some quality burn-in time at Muscle Shoals, Threace was half-planned and half-jammed using different mic placements, building up from a... (read more)

Artists in this story: CAVE

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DEATH IN A THEATER NEAR YOU!

posted June 28th, 2013

Four years since the release of ...For The Whole World To See, and everyone continues to talk about Death! Be it TV's morning news or the raggedy ol' USA Today, when it comes to Death, the nation is obsessed. And why wouldn't they be? An essential part of living is experiencing Death! Drag City first teamed with Death in 2009 to properly release ...For The Whole World To See for the first time since it was made back in the mid-seventies,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Death