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CAPTAIN CALLAHAN CASTS OFF

posted March 12th, 2019

Bill Callahan is riding for a feeling and the focus turns outward, again! Nuance and ambiguity within plain-spoke expression are at the  center of Callahan's exquisite gift, but there's nothing you could possibly misinterpret about this missive here: Bill is heading out on a tour of the US this June, ta-da! Criss-crossing the United States like the proverbial un-landing javelin, Billy C is bringing his music to the people for the first time in months, years...maybe ever, for you newbies? Fuck! Imagine living your... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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BILL MACKAY WELCOMES ALL

posted March 11th, 2019

Chicago guitarist, composer and improviser Bill MacKay's informed and creative approach to the electric guitar is breathtaking. Fountain Fire, his second Drag City solo album (and third DC album overall, including the 2017 duet album with Ryley Walker, SpiderBeetleBee), signals new flares in Bill's flame-stoking fascination with traditional and improvised music, burning everything down to a charred, smoking essence. His playing is free yet precise amid magnetically compelling compositions, and, for the first time, he sings, with all the sweetness... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay

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FOG LIFTED! TIM PRESLEY'S WHITE FENCE COMING TO YOU LIVE!

posted March 7th, 2019

 I Have to Feed Larry's Hawk is unrivaled as standout record of the year in 2019. The latest from Tim Presley's White Fence is a keenly engaging listen, revealing a depth in the detail that provides aural stimulation for days! It's the kind of music that makes you wonder, with awe, how it might be played live - well folks, now you have the opportunity to find out! Behold, Tim Presley's White Fence announce the IHTFLH European tour, set to land this coming August!... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence, Tim Presley

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7 INCHES OF HARD, HOT WAX x 2!

posted March 6th, 2019

Music might be fun! It's an interactive experience, not a chore - or worse, a meaningless task repeated endlessly for an unclear reason, like clicking on a playlist and going about your regular, everyday (TEDIUM) business. That's why Drag City/Sea Note are proud to bring back a favorite format from the days of standalone physical records: 7 inches, baby! Times TWO. And you KNOW what 7 and 7 is...

On April 5th, a pair of established-yet-enigmatic acts are dropping two very distinct singles.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fred Armisen, The Sundowners

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BERMAN'S BACK, BABY!

posted March 5th, 2019

Back in print for the first time this era is David Berman's Actual Air. Released in paperback edition in 1999 by the now-defunct Open City and praised everywhere in the then-ascendant print press industry (including names that still make waves today like The New Yorker and GQ), David Berman's first (and only) book of poetry was and is a journey though shared and unreliable memory. Uncannily inspired, Berman's poems walk you through doors into rooms where where one might hear "I can't remember... (read more)

Artists in this story: Silver Jews, David Berman

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KNOW MORE LONELY NIGHTS - WITH NEIL HAMBURGER!

posted February 28th, 2019

An expressive voice, the gift of raw talent, organic sex appeal...yes, we ARE talking about Neil Hamburger! With Still Dwelling, Neil brings the full weight of his personality to the mic, vocalizing new life into some of the greatest songs of his era. Dare we say, superior versions? You bet. His latest video from the album is for "Lonely" (written by Mark Eitzel and originally recorded by American Music Club for their 1988 album California). Stunning arrangements from partner-in-crime Erik Paparozzi transform the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger

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WAND GET EXISTENTIAL

posted February 26th, 2019

Swerving between out-of-focus parable, travel diary, pep talk, polemic, love song, and lullabye, Wand's forthcoming long-player Laughing Matter has its eyes on a lot of prizes. With lyrical and musical shades varying between Wand's darkest nights and most pastoral days, there's a nuanced, eclectic emotional scope on Laughing Matter that's not been quite so nakedly apparent on any previous Wand release.

Their second single from the forthcoming release is "Thin Air," which demonstrates their evolving desires to break every convention they encounter,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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HEAT CHECK! TURN IT UP WITH CAVE ON TOUR IN EUROPE

posted February 22nd, 2019

Allways and forever, CAVE are easily in the top 1% of live groups (their records are ace, too, of course!) this planet has to offer. Now that they've done damage to much of the USA in support of their latest and greatest, Allways, it's only appropriate they head over to their favourite European hot spots to share their uniquely gripping n' ripping live experience! The dudes have always gotten on well with the heads in Iberia, as the routing may show - but please... (read more)

Artists in this story: CAVE

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SOCCER CLUB CLUB PRESENTS: ACTIVITY APPARATUS

posted February 22nd, 2019

Activity Apparatus
An Installation of Sight + Sound
Co-Presented with Haley Fohr
Opening Reception on March 30th
8PM-11PM
Drinks provided by Land & Sea Dept.
 

Haley Fohr (of Circuit Des Yeux) and Drag City are teaming up to create a unique, fully immersive, sensory-active space in April of 2019 at the prestigious Soccer Club Club gallery in Chicago's Belmont-Cragin District. “Activity Apparatus” features paintings and visual works by Judith Lindbloom, Bill Nace, Meghan Remy... (read more)

Artists in this story: Circuit des Yeux

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MIKE DONOVAN IN EXURBIA!

posted February 21st, 2019

From sunshiney, smog-filled streets to an avian-strewn state of ur-nature, Mike Donovan's seen his share of the world, making records and playing shows all over the past 20 years with Sic Alps, Ty Segall, The Peacers and most recently, himself.

In June of 2017, Mike led The Peacers sophomore effort, Introducing the Crimsmen, into the world. On 4/20 of '18, his own sophomore solo release How to Get Your Record Played In Shops hit. And now, a hot 23... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mike Donovan