RUPERT ANGELEYES & JOEY JOEY MICHAELS RETURN!
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

RUPERT ANGELEYES & JOEY JOEY MICHAELS RETURN!

WEDNESDAY MAY 30TH!

Get your dancing shoes out and smiles on, it's time for the return of..

Rupert Angeleyes
(One of our favs, trust us.)
https://rupertangeleyes.bandcamp.com/

Joey Joey Michaels
(see instructions above^)
https://rupertangeleyes.bandcamp.com/

JAKE
(local song wizard and stuff..)
https://jakemakesstrangersfeelinsecureaboutwhattheyeat.bandcamp.com/

Doors at 7 - Music at 8
$8 at the door
ALL AGES WELCOME! 
stay radical.

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THE LITHICS LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

THE LITHICS LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!

THURSDAY MAY 31ST!

 

Lithics is a four person minimalist punk band from Portland, Oregon formed in late 2014. Over the last year and a half they have refined a sound focusing on interlocked bass and drum rhythms paired with shrill guitar counterpoint and stark female vocals. While counting Wire, The Fall, Devo, Pylon, The Shadow Ring, and Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band as reference points, the band’s concerns are contemporary and urgent. An injection of uptight, nervous energy into the reverb drenched complacency of today’s musical underground.

 

THE LITHICS

(On Kill Rock Stars Records!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=123RghXUWnQ

http://post-trash.com/news/2018/3/5/lithics-excuse-generator-post-trash-premiere

 

The Velcro Ultrasound

(local players of the rock music)

 

Ghostricks

(making their debut!)

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$7 at the door

ALL AGES WELCOME!

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WORKING POOR - DONNYBROOK BRAWLERS LIVE!
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

WORKING POOR - DONNYBROOK BRAWLERS LIVE!

The Working Poor & Donnybrook Brawlers live at TOTAL DRAG, Saturday June 2! Doors at 7, music at 8. All ages. $8 tickets. 

The Working Poor features Rich Show plus members of Violet, The Union Grove PickersThe Tinder Box, & JAS Quintet, playing songs off Rich's new album "That Was The Future, This Is The Past" (now available from Different Folk Records.)

*this show was rescheduled from April 14*

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SIMON JOYNER - LOWRIDINGMOTHS - T.G. OLSON
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

SIMON JOYNER - LOWRIDINGMOTHS - T.G. OLSON

THURSDAY JUNE 7TH!

 

We are VERY excited to welcome back Simon Joyner to TOTAL DRAG!

 

Simon Joyner

(prolific and legendary songwriter from Omaha)

https://simonjoyner.bandcamp.com/

 

LowRidingMoths

(local doom/pop duo)

https://lowridingmoths.bandcamp.com/

 

T.G. Olson

(from ACROSS TUNDRAS ex-member of EXAM, Spirit of Versailles)

https://acrosstundras.bandcamp.com/

$8 - Tickets on Sale Tuesday April 24th at Total Drag (307 East 12th St. Downtown Sioux Falls) or by calling 605-521-6439!

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

ALL AGES WELCOME!

stay radical.

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MICHAEL RAULT RETURNS!!
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

MICHAEL RAULT RETURNS!!

SATURDAY JUNE 16TH!

 

MICHAEL RAULT IT'S A NEW DAY TONIGHT OUT MAY 18 ON WICK/DAPTONE

Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Rault is pleased to announce his new album and Wick Records debut (a Daptone Records subsidiary), It's A New Day Tonight, out May 18th. The new album has its home in the darkness, many of its songs looking at nocturnal activities, particularly sleep. "Sleeping and dreaming were attractive concepts," says Rault. "I was looking for an escape from a lot of frustrating and dissatisfying conditions in my day-to-day life." The Edmonton-born, Montreal-based singer-songwriter-producer began working on its songs in earnest after winding down the tour supporting his 2015 full-length Living Daylight, but getting to the point of having an album was a process. "Musically it came out of a period of dissatisfaction, creatively and personally, as I found myself pushing against the limitations of my abilities and approaches to making music." But those delays eventually paid off. As he was working on Tonight's songwriting, Rault kept entering the orbit of Wayne Gordon, producer and head engineer at Brooklyn's legendary Daptone studio—first through opening stints for the late firebrand Charles Bradley, then while on tour with Aussie shredders King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Sending Gordon early sketches of some songs led to Rault heading to Daptone for what was initially going to be a two-week recording stint. Midway through that Gordon approached him about signing to the Daptone Records label's fledgling rock spinoff, Wick—and becoming the first Canadian member of the Daptone family. Signing with Wick also led to Rault finishing the record at Daptone and bringing Gordon on as co-producer. It's A New Day Tonight has the loose-limbed feel of a lost album by '70s bands that bridged the gap between folk rock's open-hearted strumming and power pop's crisp, melody-forward confections—Wings, Badfinger, Big Star, 10cc—yet possesses an energy shot through with 21st-century optimism. That vibe was assisted by the live-to-tape recording setup at Daptone. "The editing and patching together of tracks on the album was minimal compared to modern standards, which forced me to get more used to having to perform each song all the way through in the studio and then live with the imperfections afterwards," says Rault. The album's title (and title track) comes from the most Canadian of overheard sources: a pregame interview with a hockey player coming off a rocky night. "He said, 'It's a new day tonight, we've got to put the past behind us.' At first, I thought it was an awkward phrase," says Rault. "But I quickly thought: 'Awkward turn of phrase... or a good album title?' [The title track] is almost completely describing a very positive nightlife experience, but the opening line implies that this evening is coming as a major relief after spending the majority of the day depressed." It's this idea of new hope born from a period of hardship that drives the record. Hope springs eternal when day is over it's a new day tonight.

 

Michael Rault

 

Doors at 7PM - Music at 8PM

$10 in advance - $12 at the door

Tickets on Sale 4/27/18

(307 E. 12th St or by calling 605-521-6439)

ALL AGES WELCOME!

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QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT RETURN!
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT RETURN!

SUNDAY JULY 15TH!

 

If you caught their show last year here at Total Drag you understand our excitement! If you didn't... come to this show! :)

 

Quintron & Miss Pussycat

(psychedelic/blues/puppet show...)

http://www.quintronandmisspussycat.com/

 

tba..

 

Tickets On Sale now!

$8

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

ALL AGES ALWAYS WELCOME!

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MOS GENERATOR RETURNS!
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

MOS GENERATOR RETURNS!

SUNDAY MAY 20TH!

 

Mos Generator will be back to Total Drag supporting the new album "Shadowlands".

https://www.facebook.com/MosGenerator/

 

Mos Generator

(Heavy Boogie from Seattle!)

https://mosgenerator.bandcamp.com/

 

Skin Of Our Teeth

(local riffers)

https://skinofourteeth.bandcamp.com/

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$7 - ALL AGES WELCOME!

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JASON STEADY - DANIEL BONESPUR - LOST HARBOR
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

JASON STEADY - DANIEL BONESPUR - LOST HARBOR

SATURDAY MAY 19TH!

 

Jason Steady

(fuzzed out pop/rock jams from Omaha <3 )

https://ifeelrealistic.bandcamp.com/

 

Daniel Bonespur

(Minneapolis folk/sound/thoughts)

https://danielbonespur.bandcamp.com/

 

Lost Harbor

(local rockers making their TD debut)

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$5 at the door

ALL AGES WELCOME!

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AL SCORCH & BAND - CARL BANKS LIVE!
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

AL SCORCH & BAND - CARL BANKS LIVE!

THURSDAY MAY 3RD!

Balanced on wedges of punk, old-time string band, American and European folk, and soulful balladry, Al is an entertainer, road warrior, storyteller, and one helluva musician. His second album and Bloodshot debut Circle Round the Signs is built on a sonic framework sharing an intersection with the Bad Livers’ lawless next-gen take on traditional country & bluegrass, and Black Flag’s burn-it-all-down revolt and breakneck tempos.

Al Scorch
https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/artist/al-scorch

Carl Banks
(Songwriter from Brooklyn NY)
https://myspace.com/carlbanksmuzak

Hand to Mouth
(most of the Hard Travelin' crew!)

Doors at 7 - Music at 8
$7 at the door
ALL AGES WELCOME! 
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RECORD STORE DAY 2018 AT TOTAL DRAG!!
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

RECORD STORE DAY 2018 AT TOTAL DRAG!!

DOORS OPEN AT 8AM!!!

 

-Tons of RSD exclusives!

-STORE WIDE SALE!

-Free donuts and cake!

-The Breaks will be here with pour overs and espresso drinks and selling a limited RSD roast!

- Green Dream Screen Printing will be printing limited edition Total Drag and The Breaks Coffee Roasting Co. shirts! (1 day ONLY!!)

- Dagger and Arrow LLC will be giving away a FREE bottle of their "Lo-Fi" hot sauce to the first lucky 24 customers!!

 

-Free Pizza!!

- Meriwether Raindelay set at 10am!

- Spleen Diva set at Noon!

-Guest DJ sets throughout the day!

- Old Deaths first live performance at 4pm!

stay radical.

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THORR-AXE, CAUSTIC CASANOVA, GREEN ALTAR LIVE!
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

THORR-AXE, CAUSTIC CASANOVA, GREEN ALTAR LIVE!

TUESDAY APRIL 17TH!

 

It's gonna get heavy...

 

Thorr-Axe

(Doom from Bloomfield IN)

https://thorr-axe.bandcamp.com/

 

Caustic Casanova

(Psychedelic Heavy from D.C.)

https://causticcasanova.bandcamp.com/

 

GREEN ALTAR

(local stoner metal/doom)

https://greenaltar.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$8

ALL AGES WELCOME!

stay boss.

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THE WORKING POOR - DONNYBROOK BRAWLERS
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

THE WORKING POOR - DONNYBROOK BRAWLERS

The Working Poor & Donnybrook Brawlers live at TOTAL DRAG, Saturday April 14th! Doors at 7, music at 8. All ages. $8 tickets. 

The Working Poor features Rich Show plus members of Violet, The Union Grove PickersThe Tinder Box, & JAS Quintet, playing songs off Rich's new album "That Was The Future, This Is The Past" (now available from Different Folk Records.)

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ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT LIVE!
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT LIVE!

WEDNESDAY APRIL 4TH!

 

Ed Schrader's Music Beat are proud to release their new album, Riddles, on Carpark Records this spring. In search of a fresh direction, Ed and Devlin invited their close friend Dan Deacon to help them realize their dream of a fuller, layered sound as the album’s producer, arranger, and co-writer.

 

Working steadily in Dan’s studio for two years in total collaboration, three evolving musicians pushed through an intense period of personal tumult and found purpose in the sounds they were committing to record. The result: a polished and passionate masterpiece of nuanced alt-rock. From driving opening track “Dunce” and the soaring single “Riddles” to the disarmingly gorgeous closer “Culebra,” Ed and Devlin unapologetically channel a personal pantheon of pop and rock gods while growing into the band—and people—they’d previously kept caged inside.

https://www.facebook.com/edschradersmusicbeat

 

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

(Baltimore duo on Carpark Records!)

https://edschradersmusicbeat.bandcamp.com/

 

Ch6r6z6rd

(local dance troupe)

https://ch6r6z6rd.bandcamp.com/

 

It Really Is

(Sioux City boiz)

https://watchingthetrainwreck.bandcamp.com/album/it-really-is

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$8 - Advance tickets available now!

ALL AGES WELCOME!

 

stay radical.

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DAVID DONDERO RETURNS!
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

DAVID DONDERO RETURNS!

TUESDAY APRIL 3RD

 

One of our favorite songwriters of our time returns to Total Drag once again!

Named as one of the top ten living songwriters in '06 by NPR! (alongside the likes of Waits, Springsteen & McCartney)

 

David Dondero

https://daviddondero1.bandcamp.com/

 

3 local openers will play quick 20 minute sets starting at 8PM!

Micah Kittelson - https://soundcloud.com/micah-kittelson

Toby Kane - www.tobykane.com

Eli Dykstra Rocks - https://www.facebook.com/EliDykstraRocks/

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$7 at the door

ALL AGES WELCOME!

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DUMB VISION-JASON STEADY-ANDROGYNOUS SQUASH-MOTEL FOR ASTRONAUTS
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

DUMB VISION-JASON STEADY-ANDROGYNOUS SQUASH-MOTEL FOR ASTRONAUTS

SATURDAY MARCH 24TH!

 

Another stacked lineup for your ears and eyes...

 

Dumb Vision

(garage punk from Madison WI)

https://dumbvision.bandcamp.com/

 

Jason Steady

(fuzzy/homemade/magic from Omaha)

https://ifeelrealistic.bandcamp.com/album/old-gold-ancient-jamz

 

Androgynous Squash

(local post-punk/surf)

https://androgynoussquash.bandcamp.com/

 

Motel for Astronauts

(new local rockers)

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$7 at the door

ALL AGES WELCOME

stay boss.

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LAVENDER DAUGHTER - DENDRONS - KINDERPUNCH
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

LAVENDER DAUGHTER - DENDRONS - KINDERPUNCH

FRIDAY MARCH 16TH!

 

We've got a reeeeeal nice lineup for ya here.... :)

 

Lavender Daughter

(Indie/surf/punk from Minneapolis)

https://lavenderdaughter.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Dendrons

(post punk/noise pop/psych from Chicago)

https://dendrons.bandcamp.com/

 

Kinderpunch

(brand new locals featuring some scene vets)

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$7 at the door

ALL AGES WELCOME!

stay boss.

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THE HOTELIER LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

THE HOTELIER LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!

The Hotelier At Total Drag!!
2/27/18
w/
Salt Creek - NE
https://www.facebook.com/saltcreekmusic/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1TglzqikfCCHG4pXOlKR6Y

The Disarmed
https://thedisarmed.bandcamp.com/

Doors at 7
Music at 8

Tix available 1/31/18!
$12 adv / $15 at the door
ALL AGES!



It is not enough to say that The Hotelier have grown older, or wiser, or more of anything. We can trace a progression, if we like, from the explosive empowerment of It Never Goes Out to the ashen disillusionment of Home, Like Noplace Is There. We can follow an awakening of youth in suburbia attempting to learn what is right, and what is ours, and what is possible and impossible, and maybe we can't save each other like we thought we once could. We're awake and we're tired and we want love in our lives again. And so we find ourselves now in Goodness, in the woods outside of the suburbs, trying to re-learn that love.

But we seek a space outside time. Once in a while we can feel it, like a clearing. Where our histories and our rhetoric blends into languages spoken and unspoken. Where the greatest awe comes upon us for the overlooked, the simple, the incomprehensible. Where things glitch as they solidify, repeat as they evolve, scream as they whisper. Where always and forever above us, in all of its natural, unnatural, supernatural love, shines the moon. Goodness is not this place -- goodness is nowhere -- but we are following it to where we have to be.

After all we've gone through, how young are we? What is age softening in us, what is it hardening in us? Are we getting better? Worse? How could we ever know, when capital forces us onward away from ourselves? Will the woods consume the suburbs; will the suburbs consume the woods? In the gaps between these monumental questions, in the tiniest details, in the infinitude of cycles outside of time, there is Goodness. We begin there.

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STRANGE RANGER LIVE!!
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

STRANGE RANGER LIVE!!

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25TH!

Strange Ranger (fka Sioux Falls) is an Indie-Rock/Post-Punk band from Montana, now based out of Portland, Oregon.

Strange Ranger
https://strangeranger.bandcamp.com/

LowRidingMoths
(local doom/pop)
https://lowridingmoths.bandcamp.com/

Arthur Abraham Band
(local rockers)
https://arthurabraham.bandcamp.com/

Doors at 7 - Music at 8
$5
ALL AGES WELCOME!

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KID DAKOTA ALBUM RELEASE SHOW!
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

KID DAKOTA ALBUM RELEASE SHOW!

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17TH!

Coming back to grace the stage at Total Drag with a brand new album... 

Kid Dakota!
https://kiddakota.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/kiddakota/

The Velcro Ultrasound
(new dudes)

JAKE
(Local man)
https://jakemakesstrangersfeelinsecureaboutwhattheyeat.bandcamp.com/releases

Doors at 7 - Music at 8
ALL AGES WELCOME

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TRUNKWEED - STEM CELLS LIVE - SKIN OF OUR TEETH!
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

TRUNKWEED - STEM CELLS LIVE - SKIN OF OUR TEETH!

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9TH!

Killer garage rockers from Baltimore are back at TOTAL DRAG! Check out some sweet shit here...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ai0FZLVFn8
http://www.citypaper.com/bob/2015/bcpnews-best-live-band-trunkweed-20150914-story.html

trunkweed
https://trunkweed.bandcamp.com/album/negative-universe

Stem Cells
(local garage/punk)
https://stemcellssf.bandcamp.com/releases

Skin Of Our Teeth
(groove heavy)
https://skinofourteeth.bandcamp.com/

Doors at 7 - Music at 8
$7 at the door
ALL AGES WELCOME! 

TOTAL DRAG
307 EAST 12TH STREET
DOWNTOWN SIOUX FALLS, SD

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WE ALL HAVE HOOKS FOR HANDS - SEE THROUGH DRESSES - SUZIE
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

WE ALL HAVE HOOKS FOR HANDS - SEE THROUGH DRESSES - SUZIE

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2ND!

we all have hooks for hands
(yup, you saw that right ♥ ) 
https://weallhavehooksforhands.bandcamp.com/

See Through Dresses
(Omaha Indie rockers)
https://seethroughdresses.bandcamp.com/

Suzie
(MN synth pop pals)
https://suziesuzie.bandcamp.com/

$7 (TIX ON SALE 1/2/18!)
Doors at 7 - Music at 8
ALL AGES WELCOME

TOTAL DRAG
307 EAST 12TH STREET
SIOUX FALLS SD

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BALTIC TO BOARDWALK - GROBE - TAPWATER SHRIMP
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

BALTIC TO BOARDWALK - GROBE - TAPWATER SHRIMP

SATURDAY JANUARY 20TH

 

Baltic to Boardwalk

(Fargo rockers)

https://baltictoboardwalk.bandcamp.com/

 

Grobe

(local rockers)

https://grobe605.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Tapwater Shrimp

(Sioux City rockers)

https://tapwatershrimp.bandcamp.com/

 

Doors at 7pm - Music at 8pm

$5 at the door

ALL AGES WELCOME!

 

TOTAL DRAG

307 EAST 12TH STREET

SIOUX FALLS, SD

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ENGINE SUMMER - TENENBAUMS - MOTEL FOR ASTRONAUTS
Jan
13
7:00 PM19:00

ENGINE SUMMER - TENENBAUMS - MOTEL FOR ASTRONAUTS

SATURDAY JANUARY 13TH

 

Engine Summer

(Chicago rockers)

https://www.enginesummer.com/

https://www.facebook.com/enginesummer/

 

Tenenbaums

(local dreamboats)

https://tenenbaums.bandcamp.com/

 

Motel For Astronauts

(come see...)

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$5 at the door

ALL AGES WELCOME!

 

TOTAL DRAG

307 EAST 12TH STREET

SIOUX FALLS, SD

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TOY DRIVE BENEFIT SHOW!
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

TOY DRIVE BENEFIT SHOW!

FRIDAY DECEMBER 1ST!

 

A benefit for the Childrens Inn and the Oglala Youth Shelter!

 

Suggested items for donation:

Gently used clothing, Non-perishable food items, Gift Cards, Toiletries, Bottled Water, New Toys.

Visit www.chssd.org/childrensinn for more suggested items in need.

 

DRONES

(pop/punk from MN)

 

International Cover-Up

(local punkers)

 

Damn Your Eyes

(local punk/hardcore)

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

ALL AGES WELCOME!

Donation for admission or $5

Stay radical.

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RECORD STORE DAY/BLACK FRIDAY PARTY!!
Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

RECORD STORE DAY/BLACK FRIDAY PARTY!!

NOVEMBER 24TH AT TOTAL DRAG!!

We have a TON of exclusive Black Friday Record Store Day releases!
Green Dream Screen Printing will be printing a LIMITED BRAND NEW Total Drag T-shirt design by the one and only Leslie Cotton ♥ available on Black Friday ONLY!! 
Storewide sales and giveaways! (details to come :) ) 
FREE COFFEE AND DONUTS! 

Open 9AM-7PM - 307 E. 12th St., Downtown Sioux Falls, SD

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