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Magik Markers Prepare to Remake Their Mark on the East Coast

posted March 18th, 2010

The little duo that could (and did) (and have) (and will) (and really should) are now a trio again! As they prepare to embark on a fornight (I say!) of shows looping around in the Northeast, near-Northeast and Canada, Magik Markers Elisa Ambrogio & Pete Nolan are joined by bassist John Shaw — all the better to sludge you in electrical post-blues till yer socks fall back up again! Come witness the shearing power of the new trilogy that is Magik Markers. Go ahead... (read more)

Artists in this story: Magik Markers

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Bachelorette is beaming back into the Unaltered States!

posted March 11th, 2010

For a full month, she'll be rewiring the highways and binary ways across the cosmos we call America. She's warming the room for Beach House, mostly - which should provide a solid jolt to their fans from east to west. There's some solo Bachelorette shows as well, which'll allow for a few more songs from her Drag City release My Electric Family, as well as her two previous releases. You'll have to call loudly for your favorites though - Ms. Bachelorette's a shy and humble... (read more)

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Bill Callahan En Route

posted February 12th, 2010

Bill Callahan will be galloping all over Europe for the next couple weeks. In other exciting Callahan news, I'm sure all of you know by now that Gil Scott-Heron has a new record (first in 16 years) and the title track is a Smog cover! That's right, "I'm New Here" can be found on 2005's A River Ain't Too Much To Love. I'd say home is where the love is!

2/13/10 @ Theatre Garonne - Toulouse, France
2/15/10 @ Sala Apolo - Barcelona, Spain... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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Harp on a Carp!

posted February 5th, 2010

In a vale of tears, Joanna Newsom leaves one set of Pacific Islands for another! After a very pleasant affair in Australia and New Zealand, she is now starting over in Japan - a mini-tour for an ultra-country. Ohayo, Nippon!

2/6/10 @ Sunsui - Osaka, Japan
2/7/10 @ Unit - Tokyo, Japan
2/8/10 @ Hoshien Scotthall - Tokyo, Japan

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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It's A Zoo in Here!

posted February 2nd, 2010

Galactic Zoo Dossier drifted innocuously but seductively into the world in 1995 - and nothing ever looked the same again! After four underground issues, distributed when and where those who would appreciate it congregate, word on the street was, this is the coolest hand-written-and-drawn psychedelic fanzine around! No offense to Ptolemaic Terrascope...they had their day.

It was the momentous year of 2001 that Drag City decided to take the "GZD" under its large feathery wing of production and distribution. And since then, nothing's ever looked... (read more)

Artists in this story: J.T. IV, The George-Edwards Group, Galactic Zoo Dossier, Ryan Trevor, Michael Yonkers

The Drag City Newsletter, January 26, 2010

posted January 26th, 2010

TWO THOUSAND AND WHATEVER

Did somebody say something about a new decade? Nah! We were in a new decade already – the first goddam decade of the new millennium! And we’re still there. There won’t be any moving on until we say so – no matter what the calendar tells us. So what if the calendar and the clock on the wall say we’re lost in time! Fuck it people – obviously you haven’t heard our theory? We’re in a interim period between decades here... (read more)

The Drag City Newsletter/January 25, 2010

posted January 25th, 2010

STILL DRAINING, STILL REAMING

Happy Next Year! There’s nothing really new about a new year, you know – we have a randomness with these sorts of delineations in our human world, with borders and time zones drawn over the face of the planet and a calendar grid superimposed over the endless and unknowable march of time. And yet – and this is the magic of our all-pervasive human way of life – these seemingly meaningless designations do eventually create a “vibe,” if you will; a... (read more)

Lights are switching on in 2010!

posted January 22nd, 2010

Lights are back out on the road again for another go round of raucous and wild live shows. Now a triumvirate of mystical ladies, Lights recently welcomed the addition of Alana Amram on bass. Have you heard their latest, Rites? Any band that mutates the powers of Jimi Hendrix, unicorns, Stevie Nicks, glowsticks, Prince, Indians and cowboys, Yoko Ono, red wine, Jem and Beyonce into their own smoothly flowing sound, has to be acting from the heart. They were born in rhythm, chanting their... (read more)

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Catching On to Larry Jon

posted January 19th, 2010

What a difference a day used to make! In one 24 hour period in 1970, Larry Jon Wilson purchased his first guitar, received the news of his father’s death, and found out that his wife was pregnant with his son. As somebody surely once said, life takes you down different highways, and at the age of thirty, Larry Jon Wilson was about to be detoured due to construction. Something new was building up - he started teaching himself on his new Martin twelve-string guitar and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Larry Jon Wilson

Louisvillians, Get healed on Gnawa

posted January 15th, 2010

On Tuesday, January 19th the Louisville Film Society, 21c, and Twos & Fews present:

New Films of the African Musical Diaspora "Ouled Bambara: Portraits of Gnawa" + "The Other Side of the Water"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
at 21c
700 W. Main St.
Louisville, Kentucky

These two new films explore two very different iterations of the ritual and social music of the African diaspora. One in Morocco, among the descendants of sub-Saharan slaves, synthesizing West African animist traditions with classical Sufi Islam in... (read more)