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Never Died Before

posted April 16th, 2010

The Israeli powerhouse otherwise known as Monotonix are preparing to release a new 7” called Never Died Before (neither have we) on 4/20 (shut up), as recorded by none other than Steve Albino (D’oh! I mean Albini!). And to the band, I hope the rest of your tour goes well. Break a leg (Ami! That’s not your cue!)!

4/16/10 Jerky’s Bar - Providence, RI
4/17/10 Musica - Akron, OH
4/18/10 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
4/19/10 Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL
4/20/10 Bayview Legion Hall... (read more)

Artists in this story: Monotonix

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Faith No More, More Hamburger!

posted April 13th, 2010

Faith No More have reunited and will be playing some sold-out performances in San Francisco this week. What does this mean - are Faith No More now a Drag City concern? Not at all! Well, we're making a little room in our souls for Faith No More, since our very own Neil Hamburger will be MCing the shows, adding his signature routines to the already eclectic mix onstage. Will the fans go for it? Faith We Have!

As we mentioned, the shows are sold out,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger

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Baby Dee Coming To A Town Near You.

posted April 7th, 2010

Baby Dee is a beacon of light, the kind of light that takes its time to slowly engulf a room, leaving even the faintest of cracks (and some not so faint) emanating with an other-worldliness. Dee's new record A Book Of Songs For Anne Marie will show itself to the world on April 20th, and she will be debuting her tour in Philadelphia tomorrow that will carry her across this grate land, while her fantastical croons lift even the heaviest of hearts, and those who... (read more)

Artists in this story: Baby Dee

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Bill Callahan to Save the Children!

posted April 2nd, 2010

Bill Callahan is full of surprises lately -- and a lot more than the usual "Callahan Spunk!" What, with his vinyl release Rough Travel For A Rare Thing that hit stores last week, and now he's playing a benefit show at The Hideout of all places for Chicago's Children's Advocacy Center of all things...! There will be two shows, one at 7:00 PM and another at 10:00 PM, and tickets are going, going almost gone. Mothers, you don't have to hide your daughters after all!... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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Baby Dee has some songs for you

posted April 1st, 2010

Baby Dee is a beacon of light, the kind of light that takes its time to slowly engulf a room, leaving even the faintest of cracks (and some not so faint) emanating with an other-worldliness. Dee's new record A Book Of Songs For Anne Marie will show itself to the world on April 20th, and she will be debuting her tour in Philadelphia tonight that will carry her across this grate land, while her fantastical croons lift even the heaviest of hearts, and those who... (read more)

Artists in this story: Baby Dee

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Drag City Takes Over New York (and Louisiana) (and Delaware) (and Oakland)

posted March 31st, 2010

If you’re in Brooklyn, we envy you — for once! Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & The Cairo gang kick off their tour on Friday and Death play a once-in-a-lifetime (or so you think) show at Europa! Not to worry though, both are in Brooklyn and you might be able to catch both shows, if you are capable of travelling the brief 1.5 miles between them....

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4/2/10 Club Europa Brooklyn NY

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
4/1 Monster Island Basement — Brooklyn, NY — 8:00 PM
4/1 Monster... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang

The Drag City Newsletter, March 30 2010

posted March 31st, 2010

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE DAY AFTER YESTERDAY?

It’s gone! We were so looking forward to our future, too! Somehow, the new day that was to promised everyone – it’s over! How can it be dark again already? When do we get to enjoy our today?

Oh…hello readers. Sorry you had to hear that little outburst. We’re usually pretty cool with time, but lately... well, we know we haven’t written lately. But that’s because nothing’s been going on, can you believe that?

You don’t believe that.... (read more)

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Drag City — Coming to a Theatre Near You!

posted March 24th, 2010

Called many things (many true, some even positive!) and wearing many hats over the years (actually, once we got out of our “Cat In The Hat” phase we pretty much gave up trying), it’s possible that nothing to date has fit Drag City better and more appropriately than placing Harmony Korine’s new film TRASH HUMPERS into movie theaters across this filthy land of yours and ours. It’s not that different from booking a tour — and there’s a lot less gear involved.

TRASH HUMPERS... (read more)

Artists in this story: Harmony Korine

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Have Jens On Me

posted March 24th, 2010

Jens Hannemann has been teaching, performing, recording, writing, and endlessly talking about his complicated drumming technique for over 30 years. He has performed in over 60 bands, and has written and recorded the drum parts for over 500 songs. As of late, he’s been conducting drum clinics at his current residence in his mother’s garden apartment. With his fluid schedule, Jens has been able to accept an invitation from Joanna Newsom, a longtime supporter of his technique (and on-again-off-again supporter of its creator) to... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom, Jens Hannemann

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another missed connection?

posted March 22nd, 2010

I saw you riding in your red Sunbird and I knew that I had to have you. You were stopped on the corner of Brook and Breckenridge looking so cool. I was the girl with a 12-pack of “D” batteries and a bag of (recycled!) facial tissues, I asked you for a smoke and you smiled and said that the one you were smoking was your last, but I knew it wasn’t, that’s ok. Well if by any chance you read this I hope that... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang