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VINYL IN THE WOODS

posted July 1st, 2010

If you're looking for a weekend trip for 4th of July weekend and you live in central California, why not drive down to Big Sur? Its natural beauty has been celebrated by everyone from Ansel Adams to the Beach Boys! And that's just from A to B. Yeah, it can be very calming and centering out there whether you're chilling out by the waves (literally - it can get quite cold along the coast) or hiking through the pines and the oaks and the redwoods... (read more)

The Drag City Newsletter, June 29, 2010

posted June 29th, 2010

THE WORLD’S NOT ON FIRE TONIGHT

Summertime, and the living is elsewhere. What’s going on? Any shows in town tonight? There better be, because school’s out, and once the kids go home, it’s a old-school truism in the record business, sales dive into the toilet just like those self-same kids back at their home-town watering holes. When will someone build a record shack in those old home-towns? People still have to buy records!

Or do they?

GIVING 50%

One thing we’re sure that people do... (read more)

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TWO CREEPY TASTES THAT GO GREAT TOGETHER: FINAL FLESH + TRASH HUMPERS!

posted June 28th, 2010

If you live in or around Austin or just happen to find yourself there on Wednesday (stranger things have happened, kids), boy are you in luck. Final Flesh, the furreal (yeah, the medieval 's' works best here) masterpiece created by Vernon Chatman in 2009 and mostly screened in home theatres, will be presented back to back (get it?) with Harmony Korine's just-released Trash Humpers in an actual American cinema!. If you're really in luck, Austin's The Ritz will be thoroughly equipped with garbage bags,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Harmony Korine, Final Flesh

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NO NEWS IS SMOG NEWS

posted June 25th, 2010

Regular reader, it isn't news to you that Bill Callahan is a brilliant songwriter, but if you need proof to lay on your stupid friends, you should note that Gil Scott Heron has not only covered a beautiful Smog song from the immortal A River Ain't Too Much To Love, but he's actually one-upped Bill: Gil also made a beautiful video to go along with it. Bill never did that! Check out Gil Scott-Heron's A/V take on Callahan here

And good news, fans of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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BONNIE'S NOT JUST FOR TAKING HOME ANYMORE

posted June 23rd, 2010

How often do you come home with a concert T-Shirt and actually wear it (ladies -- I'm talking to you!)? Well, you can throw that shadow of a doubt out the window (with past and present Bonnie shirts)! If you're wanting something from a fancy Japanese T-Shirt company, you can find kewl cut Arise Therefore shirts with the original Arise Therefore cover art from artist (and DC alumni - ever heard of Mantis, people? What about USA, bitches?) Gene Booth. If you'd... (read more)

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

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LARRY JON WILSON HAS PASSED AWAY

posted June 22nd, 2010

"I don't like to talk about the good ol' days that much... But I hope y'all have some good ol' days like I do." (Larry Jon Wilson)

It's with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Larry Jon Wilson. Larry Jon passed away on Monday in Roanoke, VA while visiting family, at age 69. Much sympathy goes out to Larry Jon's family and friends; it would be an understatement to say our community has lost someone very special.

In the mid-late 1970s, Larry Jon... (read more)

Artists in this story: Larry Jon Wilson

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GARBAGE RAINS ON CAMBRIDGE, PORTLAND, SEATTLE AND BELLINGHAM

posted June 18th, 2010

Describing a movie such as Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers is a challenge for a reviewer writing for a newspaper. Just describing what this movie is about risks nauseating the reader. - Robert Horton, Herald Movie Critic in Everett, WA

It’s time to get sick, people! And we need YOU to be a part of it. The movie that many say has triumphantly challenged and rewarded the world is causing quite a stir and to be honest, we couldn’t be more thrilled. If you haven’t... (read more)

Artists in this story: Harmony Korine

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HOW MANY HALF-PRICE TALL DWARVES SONGS DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM A LIFE-CHANGING ILLNESS?

posted June 15th, 2010

Last year, a number of artists (including Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Bill Callahan) contributed their time and talents without charge, by contributing to a compilation of Chris Knox covers called Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox.

For a very limited time (today and tomorrow) Amazon is featuring Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox as their Daily Deal promotion. Until tomorrow, you can buy downloads of the complete Stroke double CD set for only $3.99. Think about what else you'd be spending your four bucks on.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bill Callahan

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Bon-Cairo

posted June 11th, 2010

Invite-only, intimate jams for cultural luminaries at the US Embassy in Stockholm? Check! Bob-sledding down Olympic tracks in Lillehammer? Check! Incestuous collaborations with Norse-types of all shapes, size and sex? Check that, too. How about jumping cannon-ball style into the chilly fjords of Bergen? Yep, our shorts are wet. Whale carpaccio? Down the gullet! Soft-boned sardines and designer clothing from Porto? Yeah, that too, bud! What else can we say about the recent Bonnie "Prince" Billy & The Cairo Gang (with Susanna [as trio] and... (read more)

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

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HOT TOWN, SUMMER WITH MASAKI

posted June 10th, 2010

In the faraway land of Japan (unless you're actually there or near there, duh), plans are quietly being made by the mystical Masaki Batoh as he prepares to travel to the United States this fall and play shows in (carefully) selected towns. As deep and high as the sound of Batoh is on record, it is extra-haunting in the flesh - so when the dates are announced, we expect you Ghost Army types to stand at attention. Until then, new songs are being drafted for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Masaki Batoh