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BILL CALLAHAN STORMS LONDON

posted February 3rd, 2017

Bill Callahan is one bad mother –father, child! Like a villain he hides out with his fam, carefully crafting his next move. Captivating! A splendid device for the man who long since stuck his head out of the Smog – his music spellbinds, and his performances leave us drinking from his lovin’ cup.  Watch out now, that cup’s ready to pour some out for the lonely ears of London, England!

Bill Callahan does prefer shows of the intimate variety, OK? So within the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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SUPPORT YOUR VETERANS... OF DISORDER

posted February 2nd, 2017

It was the summer of 2000. Royal Trux, seemingly in mid-flight, disappeared. One of the great white hopes of rock and roll was gone, apparently never to return.

It was the summer of 2015. Long years of speculation had come and gone when, apropos of almost nothing, Royal Trux were headlining the Berserktown Festival out in Cali.

The summer of 2017 is coming. Royal Trux have brought their peculiar form of rock, equal parts scorch and melt, to a few... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

The Drag City Newsletter! January 2017

posted January 31st, 2017

 

GOOD MOURNING VIETNAM! 

Hello campers! Band- and otherwise! This is not a test - this is Drag City calling. The war is heating up in the world outside! Instead of listening to the bombs fall, why not tune on up- and in- to our frequency? We spin records, not news items! And in the year 2017, at least until the internet shutdown that seems sure to occur under your president-elect, we’ve got a lot of HOTT records to talk at... (read more)

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DRAG CITY'S NOTES FROM 'CAMP

posted January 27th, 2017

....BANDcamp, that is! Yes, the viral digital world is not a place easily trusted - not when you're a label like ours, with precious cargo that must never be handled frivolously! (Yes, including Final Flesh.) For those who have been urging us to throw all our bands into the deep end of all this mess, we'll meet you mid "stream": the whole fookin' Drag City catalog is now available digitally via Bandcamp! So for all the neophytes out there (you're the... (read more)

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HIGH LLAMAS RATTLE TREES THIS WEEKEND; O'HAGAN TAKES ON BASIL!

posted January 26th, 2017

2016 was full of shit, but also full of great musical releases! Few were better than the High Llamas' Here Come The Rattling Trees, an excursion into combining their exceptional musical arrangements with a stage production. Here Come The Rattling Trees is Sean O'Hagan's play about his local London neighborhood, Peckham, and the changes it's experiencing - something both personal yet easily identifiable for anyone who's lived in one neighborhood for a reasonable amount of time. This weekend, lucky Londoners have the... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas

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CORY HANSON LIMBO'S HIS WAY AROUND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

posted January 26th, 2017

Oh my stars! And pink hearts and yellow moons....if you haven't read your tea leaves lately, then look to the skies. There's a full moon coming on January 27th, and a quarter moon one week later, on February 3rd. But the moon west coasters should be looking for these next couple of weeks is Cory Hanson's "Flu Moon", delivered live at clubs and on the radio in select locations from Seattle, Vancouver and Portland to San Francisco! In case you've forgotten, Cory stepped out... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cory Hanson

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TY SEGALL FIRST GLISTEN!

posted January 23rd, 2017

Hmmm....to Ty or not to Ty? As we ship the new record to shops worldwide this week, is that still really the question? You've heard the polar sonics of "Orange Color Queen" and "Break a Guitar" - but before you, the fan, are ready to commit, you gotta know - what lies in between? No matter which direction Ty Segall takes us in, transparency is the name of the game, so brace yourself! Thanks to NPR, here's your chance to test drive the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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WOMAN AND MAN SEE THE SKELETON OF THE WORLD AND THEY BUILD

posted January 20th, 2017

Friends! Isn't it the greatest when two different creative fields come together to celebrate each other in the same environment? Such is the case when thee Magik Markers and Six Organs of Admittance both head to France for a couple of unique and tantalizing gigs next week - the type that requires advance RSVP, no less! And so we're here to hip you to them. First off, Six O and Markers play a special event curated by an architect at a construction zone in the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Magik Markers

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BREAK A GUITAR WITH TY

posted January 19th, 2017

Ty Segall's swiftly oncoming (Jan 27th, baby!) self-titled album is his ninth solo release since 2008, a span of records that have embodied an arcing swath of up-and-upper rock and roll music for the people. What people? They know who they are. They're finding out all the time. They like candy-striped and scorched-earth sounds alike, and Ty keeps throwing down both and more in spades! "Break a Guitar" is the second drop from his new album, a 180-degree spin from the acoustic pastoral of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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BUNDLE UP, PAPA!

posted January 16th, 2017

If you're feeling funny, you are not alone! The recent reintroduction of Papa M to our bloodstream has left us dizzy. While the world decides how to feel about the almost entirely instrumental scathe-and-dreamscapes (plus one searing exception) of November's new release Highway Songs, we've delved back into the catalog to recall the second Papa M album, "Whatever, Mortal" which finds David Pajo transitioning from the post-rock/world-blues abstraction of the Papa M debut to a folk-doomier trip, with a lot more vocals guiding we... (read more)

Artists in this story: Papa M