ESME PATTERSON LIVE!
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

ESME PATTERSON LIVE!

Denver, CO’s Esmé Patterson has been making waves all around the country since going solo in 2012 (she was previously in Denver-based Paper Bird). Her voice is smooth and sweet when she wants it to be, and then fully rock and roll when you least expect it. Each of Patterson’s songs listens like and intensely personal diary entry, andy you’ll likely find yourself relating to all of them with wide-eyed wonder.
Esmé Patterson

BEARD
(SD band)
Spleen Diva
(a TD Favorite) 
Doors 7pm
Music at 8pm
$8, all ages


TOTAL DRAG IS A RECORD & TAPE STORE. MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT IS ALSO A COMMUNITY ORIENTED ART AND MUSIC SPACE OPEN TO PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WHO ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN AND SUPPORTING AN ENVIRONMENT OF CREATIVITY AND ARTISTIC INNOVATION AND FREEDOM.
In order to create and maintain a space that is dedicated first and foremost to the art and the music, and to complete artistic freedom and innovation, TOTAL DRAG is open to people of all ages and is alcohol free.

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The Space and S#!t Tour - Type Omega, Sleep Debt, Near Misses
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Space and S#!t Tour - Type Omega, Sleep Debt, Near Misses

The Space and S#It tour!
Total Drag - 307 E 12th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Doors at 7, Music at 8
$5 Door Charge

Type Omega - Progressive Rock from Sioux Falls, SD
https://www.facebook.com/TypeOmegaBand/

Sleep Debt - EmoViolence from Minneapolis, MN
https://www.facebook.com/sleepdebtmn/

Near Misses - Alternative Space Rock from Cedar Rapids, IA
https://www.facebook.com/NearMissesOfficial/

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 Loud & F#*king Clear - A Total Drag/Vishnu Bunny Mash Up
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Loud & F#*king Clear - A Total Drag/Vishnu Bunny Mash Up

Vishnu Bunny/Third Eye Gallery join forces with our friends at Total Drag to present LOUD & F#*KING CLEAR- A TOTAL DRAG POP UP SHOP/VISHNU BUNNY MASH UP.

We will be having as record store pop up with Liz and Dan of Total Drag behind the turntables First Friday, August 3rd. Art will be provided by local musicians or be art inspired by music, as well as flyer art, posters as well as hot dogs and beer. List of artists to come. 

All records, art and swag will be for sale. 

Make sure to save the date…this is going to be good….

LIVE MUSIC BY SONS OF SANS ARC
facebook/sonsofsansarc

As usual…all ages welcome, beer with ID, credit cards and cash welcome…
 

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FREE TRUMAN - VANITY PLATE - LOT LIZARD
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

FREE TRUMAN - VANITY PLATE - LOT LIZARD

TUESDAY AUGUST 28TH!

We will merge the wonderful music of the "Dakotas" on this beautiful Tuesday in August... :) 

Free Truman
(lo-fi/garage pop from MN)
https://freetruman.bandcamp.com/

Vanity Plate
(ND Indie Rock)
https://vanityplatend.bandcamp.com/

Lot Lizard
(local loiterers) 
https://lotlizardz.bandcamp.com/releases

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

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ADVANCE BASE RETURNS!
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

ADVANCE BASE RETURNS!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH!

 

Advance Base is new music by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone mastermind Owen Ashworth. Under his new moniker, Ashworth conjures dreamy waltzes, heavy-hearted ballads & electropop-styled torch songs from antiquated instruments such as Rhodes electric pianos, Omnichords, Wurlitzer rhythm boxes, & samplers. Advance Base songs deal with deceased racehorses, estranged siblings, hard feelings, & all things long lost. A Shut-In's Prayer, the debut album from Advance Base, was number 19 on MOJO Magazine's Best Albums of 2012 list.

The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere, an EP of early 20th century gospel music composed by Washington Phillips, was released June 25, 2013. The Chicago Reader included The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere on its Best of Chicago 2013 list. An EP of Magnetic Fields covers called Tomorrow's Homes Today was released later that year as a limited edition cassette, & went out of print almost immediately.

Advance Base released a digital mixtape of compilation tracks & rarities called Plastic Owen Band on November 3, 2014. Nephew in the Wild, a new album of original material, was released August 21, 2015 by Orindal (US/AQ) & Tomlab (EU/UK). PopMatters named Nephew in the Wild the #1 Indie Pop album of 2015

 

Advance Base

 

TBA..

 

$8 - Advance Tickets available at Total Drag (307 East 12th Street Downtown Sioux Falls SD) or by calling 605-521-6439 during business hours!

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

ALL AGES WELCOME!

stay radical.

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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/

 

Baby D & the Band

(Indie garage rockers)

https://babydjamz.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Life Coach

(indie/pop from Lawrence KS)

https://www.facebook.com/lifecoachlfk/

 

Tickets On Sale now!

$8

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

ALL AGES ALWAYS WELCOME!

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SHY BOYS - LOT LIZARD - MERIWETHER RAINDELAY
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

SHY BOYS - LOT LIZARD - MERIWETHER RAINDELAY

Details

SUNDAY JULY 8TH!

Shy Boys are back!! They just signed to Polyvinyl and have a new record out soon! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELl3aAgzJfM
https://shyboys.bandcamp.com/

Lot Lizard 
https://lotlizardz.bandcamp.com/releases
Meriwether Raindelay 
https://meriwetherraindelay.bandcamp.com/

Doors at 7 Music at 8
ADV tix are $8 $10 Day of show
Tickets on sale FRIDAY JUNE 8th!

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WRECKLESS ERIC RETURNS!
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

WRECKLESS ERIC RETURNS!

FRIDAY JULY 6TH!!

 

He won’t recreate 1978 for you, he’ll blow your mind instead.

 

New album Construction Time & Demolition out on April 6th

 

…we all thought he’d just play a few songs from his new album, “amERICa”, a few classics from his Stiff Records years, and we’d go home after hearing “Whole Wide World”. But this was not a night of an old rocker going through the motions. It was an evening of pure rock and roll; an evening of performance art with a garage-rock flavor.It was a combination of Neil Young’s “Ragged Glory” era, Wilco’s “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”, Lou Reed’s “Metal Machine Music”, and any album in the Sonic Youth catalog. Songs began with layers and layers of different frequencies of noise and ended with these sounds blending into the next tune…

Scott Hudson, Argus Leader / Live Ledge

 

Wreckless Eric

http://wrecklesseric.com/

 

$10 - Advance tickets on sale 6/1/18 at,

Total Drag Records - 307 East 12th St. DTSF or by calling 605-521-6439

Doors at 8 - Music at 9

ALL AGES WELCOME!

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SLEEPING JESUS - TENENBAUMS LIVE!
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

SLEEPING JESUS - TENENBAUMS LIVE!

FRIDAY JUNE 22ND!

 

Out with their brand new album ALLEY DREAM... <3

 

Sleeping Jesus

(shoegaze/dream pop from MN)

https://sleepingjesus.bandcamp.com/track/alley-dream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM0AJtVUOCM

 

Tenenbaums

(local dreamboats)

https://tenenbaums.bandcamp.com/

 

Spleen Diva

(local man w/ guitar and voice)

https://spleendiva.bandcamp.com/

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$5 at the door

ALL AGES WELCOME!

stay radical.

307 E.12th St. Downtown Sioux Falls SD

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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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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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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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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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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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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!

stay boss.

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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!

stay radical

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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! 
stay radical.

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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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