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Archives for April 2011



posted April 29th, 2011

Earth people! Jesus People! Secularities! There's something in the air today!

...and for the next two weeks as well, as the extraterrestrial sounds of Bachelorette touch down at carefully selected locations on our planet's surface. Her fiendish plan is to lose herself in the crowd at various club appearances where the musical singing group Peter Bjorn and John are scheduled to perform. Bachelorette will appear before the unsuspecting crowd an hour or so before PB&J take the stage and clear the minds of the audience... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bachelorette



posted April 27th, 2011

YEAH, man! Listen: we're big on secrets here at Drag City, especially big secrets! Nothing gives us greater pleasure than pulling the wool over your eyes, spinning you around, slapping you in areas of our choosing, and then dangling you over a cliff before de-mystifying the living FUCK out of you. So, without further ado - but first, one more slap - here's yet another little something that you'll want to know all about but didn't know jack-squat fer nuthin' until now. That's right -... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall



posted April 26th, 2011

Whoa, ever since he brought an early Apocalypse our way a couple weeks ago, Bill Callahan's threatening to just keep on riding with the four horsemen. Thus far, the devastation appears headed towards the countries of olde; yep, you guessed it: we're on the brink of an Apocalyptic European tour! Or is that a European tour of Callahan's Apocalypse? Kinda changes things, doesn't it? For the better! Because far be it from us to confuse! So essentially, we're talking about music played... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan, Sophia Knapp



posted April 22nd, 2011

You're an art student, right? Focus in film, perhaps? Even if you simply dabble in the world of video editing or just chop shit up for youtube every time you run out of physical substances to chop, we're going to put you to use, and do so with reward. Neil Hagerty, in addition to his musical prowess, is a freak of a writer! His coming-of-age, chimp-as-psychic-slave-of-humans, sci-fi novel, Victory Chimp, is currently rolling it's way through production as the latest Drag City book... (read more)



posted April 22nd, 2011

Mickey Newbury was a songwriter's songwriter operating at the dawn of rock's singer-songwriter era. His songs were covered early and often, and they scored hits of all kinds for hundreds of artists in a diversity of Billboard categories - for everyone but Mickey. His songs crossed boundaries and his own versions were too far afield of one category or another to capture the popular imagination at the time the records were made. But Mickey's influence was far-reaching. In addition to his catalog of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mickey Newbury

The Drag City Newsletter - April 20, 2011

posted April 20th, 2011


You’ve been crouched down low — now uncoil an’ go! How long have we been waiting for prey? We know no time other than today! What if too long’s not long enough? We’re never sure if time’s just another bluff. So spring! Grab at your goal and shred for that thing! Spring! Spring! Don’t leave a bit in reserve! Jump to inherit the position you deserve! Be like us and spring! Forward! Don’t worry about a thing! Spring!

...this is our song as we... (read more)



posted April 18th, 2011

We're puffed to announce a literary event that does not exclude illiterate Drag City fans (stand tall kids, you're not wrong - books can be lame!) Beginning Tuesday, April 26th, the SLOW FADE READING TOUR launches. And how! Start salivating, dogs: reading from the undersung Rudolph Wurlitzer classic will be none other than Will Oldham. Accompanying him on guitar? That would be Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance. How the fuck do these men find the time? Between releasing critically acclaimed albums... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Six Organs of Admittance, Magik Markers, Will Oldham, Rudolph Wurlitzer


Stone Cold Baird

posted April 15th, 2011

Praise be! Sweet-singing songbird Meg Baird's busily working on a new record; in conjunction, she's made it a point to get things happening live, too, for the people (her fans, our people, you) and will do so tomorrow night, at The Stone in New York. What will she do? Play new originals? Shred on some extended versions of fan favorites? Cover herself, covering others? Cover others' covers of songs she's covered? Shit, we don't know...hopefully all of the above and more so! However she... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird, Major Stars, Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh, Magik Markers



posted April 14th, 2011

Bert Jansch is state-side again, performing his own songs on guitar in immaculate , as his legend requires - he just happens to be schooling Neil Young again while he does it! Don't you feel that feeling in your hip bones? They seem to act up every time the Sunshine Boys of the new electric church of the 1960s hit the road agin', as they've been doing most of the past year. Yep, the Jansch/Young tour starts tomorrow in Durham, NC, rides up the east... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bert Jansch


Just In: Record Stores Sell Drag City Merchandise

posted April 12th, 2011

Lately we’ve come to appreciate that urban outpost for the stars known as the record store. No matter how heavy shit gets, one can always seek refuge from the perils of modernity among the dusty racks of compact discs. Oh and LPs, too. Nothing says “20th century” as well as a pile of dusty old LPs and CDs in alphabetical order! And really, is there anyplace better for conversing long hours with a clerk about the latest ripple in the canon of western music? O,... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas