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The Detroit Breakdown featuring Death!

posted July 26th, 2010

The music fanatics behind the Ponderosa Stomp have long championed the myriad sounds of the Motor City; on July 31st they partner with Lincoln Center to bring audiences The Detroit Breakdown, a multi-genre tribute to the city’s musical heritage. It is with great pleasure that we announce our very own Death will be taking the stage amongst The Gories, sixties garage icons Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, and ? & The Mysterians. The sounds of Detroit will bring their talents... (read more)

Artists in this story: Death



posted July 23rd, 2010

Neil Hamburger may be called the anti-comic but he still gets due respect from his fellow funny-man. In fact, at last week's Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Neil was stunned when some Dane Cook-looking fellow who approached him for a photo turned out to actually be Dane Cook! Here they are in that very special photo below. And if you look really closely, you might even be able to tell the two men apart (!) But there's no mistaking Neil's distinct brand... (read more)



posted July 20th, 2010

Why should we even bother to learn about rock and roll music in this day and age of the Internet and the blue tooth technology, how is it more important than texting? Drag City's Brother JT takes on this important question and countless others in Rockology 101, a series of seven-minute videos that will enlighten your soul and blow your mind (or what's left of it). So kiddies, check out the serious knowledge being dropped. It's the least you can do as your Uncle... (read more)

Artists in this story: Brother JT3



posted July 19th, 2010

You heard that The Roots sampled "The Book of Right On" on their new album, right? And back when "Have One On Me" was new (as opposed to hopelessly five months old), you probably heard Robin "Fleet Foxes" Pecknold's sweet version of "On A Good Day" back when it was saturating the internet and, but have you heard Billy Bragg's cover of "On A Good Day" ? Or the Morning Benders wacky mix of "Have One On Me"? They recorded the song over J-Dilla's "U-Love"... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom



posted July 14th, 2010

We're pleased to announce that we'll be sweating it out at the Pitchfork Music Festival again this year, and that means we'll be selling at least a demi-ton of Drag City LPs, CDs, posters and sure, occasionally just a t-shirt at the CHIRP Record Fair. This is a perfect chance to get your grubby mitts (and mittens, for you ladies) on some kickass all-season jams. PLUS, we promise that everyone that visits our booth has a chance to get leid, whole dong! Don't worry we... (read more)

Artists in this story: CAVE



posted July 13th, 2010

Elisa Randazzo made her debut as a solo artist back in May with the album Bruises and Butterflies. But Elisa's not a nu kid on the block, she's got more of an old-school approach to putting out albums. To wit - the record is now two months old, a virtual epoch in today's fickle market, but Elisa's just getting started on the B&B rollout. In fact, she's got a couple of super-special shows happening this week, featuring none other than the legendary Bridget St.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Elisa Randazzo

Item Of The Week!

posted July 12th, 2010

The first thing I remember about the recording of Bright Flight is that when we opened the door to Hum Depot's roller rink of a basement studio, the console was in a jillion pieces. Why we were the reason it got cleaned for the first time since 1972, who can say? Marky cussed heroically, recomposing the board while the Joos idled High Life ponies in the parking lot. Everyone was well in character by the time the reels sputtered to life.

Mostly I recall catnapping... (read more)


Vibrating Thunder Down Under

posted July 8th, 2010

Feel it rumble towards ya, Mr. Kangaroo. Trying to find solid ground? Oh sorry. OM has other plans. But fortunately for you, and all your Aboriginal neighbors (not to mention royal didgeridoognitaries), OM plans to happily provide a solid plane. Spiritually, for all of Australia. Skip the Sunday Roast: Om kicks off their OZ tour this coming, July 11th, at the National Hotel in Geelong. They may not speak Tiwi, but if they did, you can be sure the sound would help you meditate.

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Artists in this story: OM


Six Organs of Admittance to contribute to Incubate's Glocal Project

posted July 8th, 2010

Ben Chasny is in Holland right now studying shrines and temples that he will later write music about. Don't get all holy headed about it, Chasny reports that he's not seeking Divine Inspiration from the structures, but rather he's sketching the shrines poetically with his guitar rather than a pencil or a camera. It all sounds pretty mysterious and metaphysical! Can't wait to hear the music.

You can find out more about the project here

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance


Hamper McBee of Monteagle, Tennessee

posted July 7th, 2010

Join Drag City and Twos & Fews in celebrating the release of The Good Old Fashioned Way: Hamper McBee of Monteagle, Tennessee, with a screening of Raw Mash. Legendary moonshiner, carnival barker, raconteur and singer Hamper McBee was the subject of this 1977 profile by ethnographic filmmakers Sol Korine and Blaine Dunlap, released soon after in PBS's Southbound. In it, Hamper builds a still, explains his whiskey-making method, recalls some of his prodigious drunks, and sings a bit.

Saturday July 10, 6-8pm,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Hamper McBee