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DRAG CITY LIMITS PRESENTS: BILL MACKAY

posted June 5th, 2017

A Drag City steamroom session serves to remind us of the raw emotive possibilities revealed by performances in simple settings. In this case, it's stark, solitary guitar bouncing off the white tiled walls of the steam room found deep within the DCHQ bunker! Yup, Chicago local Bill MacKay stopped by our steamy shower setting to lay down a refined take on a select cut from his fresh new solo album, Esker!

Bill performed "Twilight", a graceful exploration of harmonics and melodics executed... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay

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MEG BAIRD'S SOLO OUTING COMES INTO SIGHT

posted June 2nd, 2017

AH, yes, it's a brand new month and another season on earth! Given today's climate, who knows how many more seasons we've got but that's all the more reason to ACT NOW and join Meg Baird for some upcoming shows! That's right, Meg's got a loaded six string on her back and is headed down the southeast corridor of these fine fifty states stopping in cities like Richmond and Atlanta before looping west towards Texas! Meg's carefully constructed ballads are brimming with vibrancy, taking... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird

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FROM THE HIGHWAY, PAPA M DROPS DLVD VID!

posted June 1st, 2017

Back from the dead again, Papa M has a new video for one of last fall's Highway Songs to remind us of the tumult and triumph found in those rare grooves. If you can recall all the way to last year (we can't),  Highway Songs heaved contradictions and curveballs right at our ears, exploding like  electric magma while exploring  intrinsic moments of existence via an audio-diary vérité. An episodic shot to the heart (through the best way to Papa M's heart, the guts), delivered with... (read more)

Artists in this story: Papa M

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EUROPE: GONNA DRESS YOU UP TRUXY

posted May 25th, 2017

Look up in the sky! That's a flying megabus full of the most insane Truxian goods en route to Europe! And while said goods most certainly include the most dangerous band in the universe, Royal Trux, they ALSO contain some dangerously wearable contraband in the form of limited edition, exclusive-to-the-European-tour T-shirts (short and long sleeve!) and Hoodies! Here's a special sneak peek so all you punters can be prepared - make sure you wipe the drool from your face before you enter the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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MAMA TRIED, BUT THERE'S NO MORE TIME TO CRY

posted May 25th, 2017

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's new release Best Troubador flips through the Merle Haggard songbook, landing on pages unmoored from their time and located anew. With such a prolific catalog of resplendent songs spanning a nearly fifty year career, Bonnie and the Bonafide United Musicians were tasked with undertaking the singular and unwavering creativity of such a figure. Best Troubador does just that, representing an earnest and faithful reworking of Haggard's great songs. Released on one of Merle's lesser known albums, 1996, "No Time to Cry"... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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FAUN FABLES BACK ON THE ROAD

posted May 24th, 2017

Faun Fables are back on the road--full of life with a renewed vibrancy, sparkling with the wonder and playfulness that the (now) family band is known for! Continuing their song-telling tradition, Faun Fables'  most recent album Born of the Sun is exploding with Dawn McCarthy's striking vocals, contrapuntal harmonies and breathy unison chants. And while all that is something to behold on record, it can be particularly striking in concert!

With summer vacation on the horizon, Dawn, Nils and the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

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THE PEACERS SHOWS US BLACK FENCES

posted May 23rd, 2017

Introducing The Peacers! Since the release of a self-titled album in 2015, all new members (Shayde Sartin, Mike Shoun and Bo Moore) have reformed around Mike Donovan, and they've been gigging in and around SF consistently. In the spirit of (at least partial) reboot, the dudes have even added the aforementioned "The" to their name!

Introducing The Crimsmen (again, das reboot) brims like a bottomless sack of great tunes flecked with hazy shade and splashing watery sunshine on the back of... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Peacers

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ALL EARS IN FUMIO MIYASHITA

posted May 22nd, 2017

Drag City is excited to announce the release of Fumio Miyashita's Live On The Boffomundo Show! Fumio was the leader of one of the most revered Japanese space rock outfits, The Far East Family Band. The Boffomundo Show was a public access television show focusing on progressive music which filmed in Los Angeles in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Boffomundo producers Aaron Weiner and Ron Curtiss soon partnered with Tony Harrington of All Ears Records to create The All Ears Boffomundo... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fumio Miyashita

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LAETITIA SADIER IN THE CRUX OF THE FLUX

posted May 16th, 2017

Lush, ornate synthetic arrangements wash over with a sweltering and hushed finesse in Laetitia Sadier's brand new video for "The Woman With The Invisible Necklace"! The latest single from the just released Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble album, Find Me Finding You, "The Woman With The Invisible Necklace" exemplifies Laetitia's knack for producing seemingly effortless melody coupled with swift, poignant lyrical themes that take aim at political and interpersonal ideologies. The video, directed by Olia Eichenbaum, presents visuals reminiscent of propagandist films from the 20th century,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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MARK FOSSON RETURNS WITH SOLO GUITAR

posted May 15th, 2017

Mark Fosson's been playing music for nearly 50 years now. Solo Guitar is the 5th album released under his name in all that time, which gives an insight into the nature of his music; when it is time for Mark to commit to something underneath his fingers, regardless of whether that is after two years, ten or twenty, that's what's right.

Sure, it makes for a funny career arc, but as far as the music that falls out of a guitar over... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mark Fosson