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RECOVERING FROM MONO-TONIX

posted June 10th, 2011

Man, it's only been a few months since Monotonix announced that they weren't going to be playing anymore shows, but man! It feels like a lifetime since they rocked us and everything else in the room in the way that only Monotonix could. For at-home listening (and when home is the hat under which you plug your buds in), "Body Language," Where Were You When It Happened and Not Yet are all great, but everyone always knows you can't bring the stank and slap of... (read more)

BISH OVER THE RIVER KWAI

posted June 9th, 2011

Fresh off a Brothers Unconnected European tour, the enigmatic Sir Richard Bishop has set his sights on a run through the wild, new, Japanese frontier! I know what you're thinking - the good Bishop, he's been all around the world - this must be his first time over there since the earthquake! Well dude, this actually his first time touring Japan as a solo guitarist/wizard! Sun City Girls made the trip back in 1996, but this tour is all Bishop n' guitar: no filler,... (read more)

CHIMP VICTORY FOR TULSA, HEX HOWLING IN NYC

posted June 7th, 2011

Goddamn, DCHQ phone lines have been buzzing with votes, praise, and vitriol (naturally...) for the Victory Chimp, A Book Commercial contest finalists. You Howling Hex fans sure are a feisty bunch with sharp-pronged little opinions, ain'tcha? So Drag City in conjunction with The Howling Hex want to say thank you: thank you to everyone who contributed; and thanks to all you opinionated mf'ers out there. We considered your words after we'd taken a hard look in the mirror, complete with laughter and tears. And you... (read more)

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SPEND A MINUTE WITH ALASDAIR ROBERTS

posted June 3rd, 2011

Alasdair Roberts is all over the map; literally! It's been less than a year since the release of his album, Too Long In This Condition, and in between now and then the dude's relentlessly toured Europe. And the United Kingdom! Which we Americans are led to believe is not part of Europe? Is there someone who can clear this up for us without typing or saying anything to us? Try to keep up -- he's playing more shows in the UK this month!... (read more)

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CLIFFIE SWAN, VIDEO BABY

posted June 3rd, 2011

HAY, wake up, kids, and roll over and watch the video debut for "California Baby" from Memories Come True, the new long player from the ladies of Cliffie Swan! Sophia and Linnea are setting the jam-tone invocation to your summer with "California Baby," a heavy burner that might very well be the ultimate single-tune soundtrack for cruising in your ride of choice across the steamy highway (towards the beach, or your version of the beach, of course). Quarry climbing, power-rings, UFOs-- this hazy... (read more)

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Who Will Claim Victory in the Victory Chimp Commercial Contest?

posted June 2nd, 2011

After an intense reviewing process involving tireless scrutiny and criticism (mostly self-), Drag City's A/V division has narrowed the Howling Hex Victory Chimp, A Book Commercial contest down to five (5) special applicants! As DCHQ makes every attempt to live as one community, in and amongst its very own people, we give you, the beloved cog in our machine, the chance to praise or chastise the work of these chosen few yourself on this special Victory Chimp, A Book Audio Book Commercial Competition section of... (read more)

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OM TRACKING

posted May 27th, 2011

We felt something rumbling outta the West, thunder and lightning and all that comes with heavy rain, plus high winds and dramatic temperature shifts hitting DCHQ this past week, and have finally figured out what it was! Since it's totally unnatural to be hit with such apocalyptic weather on the eve of June, and since Drag City-types are total skeptics, a few inquiries were made and a few leads followed... only to reveal what should have been obvious from the start-- the culprit is none... (read more)

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JOIN THE POLARITY PARTY

posted May 27th, 2011

All my single ladies, laddies, and hard drives-- looking for the love of your life but can't get away from your computer box? Are you simultaneously at one with nature, and do you enjoy picnics on rolling hills on scenic landscapes with picturesque views and the like? That sounds like an aptitude test for Bachelorette and her denizens of followers-- if you already are one, you know what we're talking about. If not, but you fit the profile (or are simply "curious"), you absolutely must... (read more)

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IN YOUR STORE, ON YOUR RADIO, IN FLORIDA

posted May 24th, 2011

Under deep evening skies and through deeply pollinated air, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang generously serviced the masses with song last night in Chicago's Millennium Park. Tunes new and old wafted in and out of seemingly every orifice with gilded aplomb; of course, this is what we've come to expect from the freaky freeness that is Bonny-Cairo! Jet-setting just this morning down to the Sunshine State, these two are giving it all away for free again, commencing on a record store... (read more)

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The End Of Days Are Near So FUK IT ?

posted May 20th, 2011

Man, the world's gonna end Saturday? Fuck that, no way! Assuming we're gonna make it through this last-day-on-Earth business, could there ever be a better way to celebrate than by seeing Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang live, outside, at the dawn of summer, for FREE? No fuckin' way we're wrong, and you know it! But damn, did you know it's actually happening? Cuz it is! Dat's right, Monday, May 23rd, at 6:30pm at Pritzker Pavillion in Chicago, you get Bonn' n' th' 'Gang... (read more)