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LOADING THE DIGITAL CANNON WITH BONNIE 'PRINCE' PALACE SONGS

posted July 27th, 2012

The creative Oldham husk lives on into the infinite and all knowing digital age, well beyond the disintegration of it's healthy bod-vessel and corpse alike, with the advent of downloadable (for a fee, no handouts, ya bum!) Palace and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy hot commodities. For the first time ever, you and your blob can fit "Hope" (outta muthafukin print on CD, the other digital format), Lost Blues & Other Sings, "Happy Child", Summer in The Southeast, and the elusive (and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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'NUTHA VIDEO HARVESTED FROM VALLEY TANGENTS

posted July 26th, 2012

Look it, there's a new Blues Control viddy! Hell yes, wouldn'tcha know it, just in time for their tourin' scene. “Walking Robin,” they call it. No kiddin', that's a song offa that new rekkid we all at Drag City put out, called, Valley Tangents! Legend is, the video was directed by French filmmaker/artist Clémence Hébert and filmed on Tunø, a small Danish island in the Kattegat Sea, during Midsummer Day. We happily gots a midsummin' to show you, then! Hébert captured footage of the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Blues Control

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WHEREVER THEY MAY OM

posted July 23rd, 2012

OMbres, let's hear it for these Advaitic Songs! The big double LPs (produced at 45 RPM for maximum bass frequencies) and CDs shipped out across the planet last week, deeply thumping your friendly record shop with low tones and chanting moans sure to make it rain on this global drought we call summer. If this is news to you and your internet, hop on over to the Drag City shopping network to grab a copy! Meanwhile, outside your cool, darkened bedroom, OM celebrate... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM

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ART PARTYING AT SOCCER CLUB CLUB

posted July 18th, 2012

Another party's just over, for all you unawares - we're done cleaning up and damn it looks good... good enough to party s'more! So come on, puhleeze join us for our current exhibition's closing reception and performance on July 24th from 7-10pm, at our very own Soccer Club Club! No, that ain't no typo, Limpia, the first solo exhibition from Lisa Alvarado in Chicago, featuring process-based paintings that recall rituals of folk healing and remnants of psychic artifact (interweaving pattern and decay, natch)... (read more)

Artists in this story: Drag City

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SEVEN NEW INCHES FROM SIX ORGANS

posted July 18th, 2012

Lost tunes from a secret room at The Parsonage, we've got seven inches of Six Organs of Admittance. The mega-band Six Organs of Admittance, bro! This ain't your papa's School of the Flower, no! The "Parsons' Blues" 7" is made up of apocalyptic stop and stammer, garbled and atmosphere-choked like a graboid from hell, right through your helmet. Perhaps an early warning sign for something bigger? That is, bigger than Ben Chasny as new OTO president? Wow, nothing gets by you, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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WHITE MAGIC SPELLS CHICAGO

posted July 17th, 2012

It's magical, this thing we call summer; in February, streetwalking without draping ourselves in layers of animal skins and furs was merely a dream-like memory from some distant planet where people comfortably stood in tandem with nature, with toned skin and sun-kissed hair kindly coexisting with gentle warmth and light breezes. That meteorological oasis is nowhere to be found in present-day Chicago, but perhaps the spell of Mira Billotte and her White Magic will shroud us with an aural sense of it this Saturday, July... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Magic

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RISING BELOW, WE'RE GONNA RISING BELOW

posted July 12th, 2012

Whoa, we always knew we were visually, musically and hilarity oriented all of our long, incredible lives, but wow - Dirty Three video, where have you been all this endlessly boring time?!? It's... well, let's start with words that have already been invented: the song is called "Rising Below," and it's from the album that brought Dirty Three to all the illegitimate children of their original fan base ("bastard rock," we call it), plus whoever of that diseased old fan base is still kicking (literally... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dirty Three

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TY SEGALL'S TWINS

posted July 10th, 2012

How does time work anyway? Did you know that 2008 is as much yesterday as yesterday is? 2008, that was when it began – a sweat young thing boiling up out of the mythical swamps of ooze and grooves. Ty Segall was just getting started, his need to rock was ordering itself into existence. Now it’s just four years later, a mereness in terms of evolution, and already, there are singles everywhere, plus a couple comps, a live album and mostly, five swinging, smashing studio... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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GALACTIC CHEERS

posted July 9th, 2012

Cheeky monk, London's gone Galactic! Indeed, the man behind the mask behind the pen behind our (back) pages of the very own Galactic Zoo Dossier, Plastic Crimewave, has arrived in the United Kingdom and is helplessly allowing his speech to the drift into Queen's finest posh London accent while kipping out beneath the London Dungeons. Crimewave, a.k.a. Jolly Steve Krakow, then carries his quill to the jolly confines of Gosh! Comics on Thursday, July 12, for a wonderful evening filled... (read more)

Artists in this story: Galactic Zoo Dossier

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FREE TO BE JEWS AND ME

posted July 5th, 2012

After another blistering Independence Day here in America, leave it to the good ol' Silver Joos to shout out to our not-quite-as-free-as-we neighbors up north. You remember "Canada?" So do we, and so do David Berman, "Honkin' on" Bob Nastanovich, and little Stevie Malkmus, circa 1991. Remembering their salad days like the middle-aged mensa they claim to be, Early Times is a testament to the longevity of their unstudio sound, a carefully realized primitivity that required careful positioning of the trio in... (read more)

Artists in this story: Silver Jews