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posted March 15th, 2011

As we’re often at pains to tell you, we’re all living in on this earth in interesting times - and that’s not always a good thing. Recently, we were talking to you about the humanitarian upside of buying the new Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & The Cairo Gang 10” single. The response has been powerful and we and EDGE Outreach are grateful to you. Meanwhile, as you know, the earth hasn’t stopped shaking. So now, we’re talking to you about buying a record to provide... (read more)



posted March 11th, 2011

Younglings of greater NYC! Clear your calendar for next weekend, Saturday, March 19: some sage forefathers got some shit to sing-say to you, and it being a prime weekend night and all, you owe it to experience that which you haven't before and can't with members of your own generation. Plus, these fore-fellas got unique musical talents. Basically, Gary Higgins and Ed Askew be up on it! Yeah, see, both these cats got new (well, actually sorta old), records coming out on March 22nd, and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Gary Higgins, Ed Askew


Endtables play first show in over 30 Years

posted March 9th, 2011

Something in the sewage water in Louisville, KY. Over the years, Drag City has slurped from many a scummy drain down there to bring you the tastiest bits of musical nastiness, none more exciting than The Endtables EP, a balls-out punk record by a band making the Louisville scene back in the late 70s. The jams hadn't been available for 30 years prior to it's re-release on Drag City, and now, as if that wasn't exciting enough, you have the incredible opportunity to see the... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Endtables


Regifted Light and Cinema Night

posted March 7th, 2011

2011: Are you bored yet? Wondering what's on tap on for this month? In Dragcityland, lots! For one, Baby Dee has gifted us a new album, Regifted Light, that, with production help from Andrew WK, is gonna hit you where it counts on March 22nd. But before you take the blow, we suggest you mosey on over to the Gene Siskel Film Center here in Chicago to see To Die Like A Man, showing as part of the European Union Film Festival Saturday,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Baby Dee


Get Down(load)!

posted March 4th, 2011

Another week gone in the world of Drag City (and, we assume, elsewhere) - another series of subtle changes to not only the content but indeed, the very form of the Drag City website. Even when you're not looking and not listening and not reexamining every blessed page of dragcity.com...things (and thangs, etc) are changing! In fact, every time you check in with us here, riddle yourself thus: what's different about this picture? Case in point (at last!): this week, we've slowly been introducing... (read more)



posted March 2nd, 2011

Damn! We're not always the crossword type - but bean counting for a living has given us a Sudoku jones we can't shake! Anyway, if you're an enthusiast of the "word-cross" and you're reading this, then 46 down was probably a snap for you when perusing the Sunday LA Times. This kid's been putting out records for 20 years and now they're ready for him? Wouldn't "____ Last Blues" made a good 4 across?

Oh, wait - there's no money in this, is there?... (read more)


Down, Under and Around

posted March 1st, 2011

Dang, this Have One On Me crew just keeps on hustlin' into the epoch of the Drag City journey! Clearly, Joanna Newsom must be working within her own structure of time, outside of the identifiable hours we know and refer to in terms of morning, afternoon, and night. How else could she keep it all together going from time-zone to time-zone, zig-zagging across the planet while kicking out the harp n' piano jams with her band? It's up for the Aussies to try and crack... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom


Randazzo In Reels

posted February 25th, 2011

Just when we were wondering where Elisa Randazzo went off to, she appears 'round the bend brandishing a fresh new video for her song, "Circles," off one of 2010's most egregiously under-appreciated albums, Bruises & Butterflies. Full of sunny song and lightly lovelorn overtones, if there's one thing we know, it's how gooey you'll feel after watching. Desert, dancing and dresses billowing in the wind.. oh hell, just go fucking watch it yourself, creep!

Artists in this story: Elisa Randazzo

The Drag City Newsletter/February 23, 2011

posted February 23rd, 2011


Late February and all is swell! Amidst all the thundersnow, white-outs, slush-pack, and the eventual thaws, we find ourselves in tune with the nature underneath it all — blown-out, buffeted and half-frozen, but bolstered by all the water, ready to bloom again. Hell, we’re blooming now — and not just blooming idiots. Naw, there’s gold in these here chills, you just gotta get the pick outta yer nose and get it.

That’s our trip, so whether you’re... (read more)


Knapp Time

posted February 22nd, 2011

People, go on and get down! Party with Sophia Knapp (singer/axe-slinger for Cliffie Swan (formerly Lights)) tomorrow night, live at Coco 66 in Brooklyn! Yeah, it's a release party for her debut 7", "Nothing To Lose," which will surely become one of your favorite cuts to recut when we officially release it in March. Can't wait that long to get your hands on one? We understand - so here's the plan! Those wild enough and lucky enough to hit the show tomorrow will have the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sophia Knapp