MR. ELEVATOR LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

MR. ELEVATOR LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!

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WEDNESDAY MAY 31st!

 

Organ-led psych-pop outfit from Los Angeles with a trippy, lo-fi sound.

This will be one for the books.... :)

 

Mr. Elevator

https://www.facebook.com/thebrainhotel/

 

tba..

 

$8 (tickets available now!)

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

ALL AGES WELCOME!

HUDSON FALCONS - ROMAN SHIPS
Jun
6
7:00 pm19:00

HUDSON FALCONS - ROMAN SHIPS

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TUESDAY JUNE 6TH!

 

Hudson Falcons

(rock n' roll/punk from NJ)

https://hudsonfalcons.bandcamp.com/

 

Roman Ships

(rarely seen rockers) :)

https://romanships.bandcamp.com/

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$5

ALL AGES WELCOME!

PRODUCTS - DOUBLE GRAVE - STEM CELLS
Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

PRODUCTS - DOUBLE GRAVE - STEM CELLS

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SATURDAY JUNE 10TH

 

Products

https://www.facebook.com/thebandproducts/

 

Double Grave

(formerly known as EgoDeath)

https://www.facebook.com/ggrraavveeband/

 

Stem Cells

(local rockers)

https://stemcellssf.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$5

ALL AGES WELCOME!

ANTHONY WORDEN - DANA T - PALE NORSE
Jun
12
7:00 pm19:00

ANTHONY WORDEN - DANA T - PALE NORSE

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MONDAY JUNE 12TH

 

Anthony Worden

(IA lo-fi pop/newwave)

https://anthonyworden.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Dana T

(guitarist for Karen Meat)

https://danatelsrow.bandcamp.com/

 

Pale Norse

(local rockers)

https://thrattletrap.bandcamp.com/album/th-rattletrap-presents-baby-d-meets-pale-norse

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$5

ALL AGES WELCOME!

CFM & THE CAIRO GANG LIVE!
Jun
24
7:00 pm19:00

CFM & THE CAIRO GANG LIVE!

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CFM is coming back and they are bringing The Cairo Gang along!

 

CFM is Charles Moothart's band.... from FUZZ, Ty Segall Band, the moonhearts. They are from LA and on In the Red Records.

 

The Cairo Gang is Emmet Kelly's band, from Ty's project The Muggers

They are on Drag City Records.

 

Local TBA

$10

Saturday June 24th

Doors at 7

Music at 8

Tickets on Sale Tuesday May 23rd

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT LIVE!
Jul
23
7:00 pm19:00

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT LIVE!

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SUNDAY JULY 23RD!

 

"Quintron and Miss Pussycat have been making genre-defying noise and hard rocking dance music in New Orleans for over fifteen years. The majority of their 14 full-length albums have the psychedelic soul of traditional New Orleans party music filtered through a tough distorted Hammond B-3 and a cache of self-made electronic instruments.

MISS PUSSYCAT plays maracas and sings, as well as entertaining all age groups with her highly amusing technicolor puppet shows.

 

Hers are complex puppet shows beautifully crafted for success in intimate venues of late night drinking and dancing: tactile, idiosyncratic characters, pithy dialogue, electronically pixilated soundtracks, and trippy black light effects create a visual and engaging overture/finale to Quintron and Miss Pussycat's music sets. Quintron aids in puppet manipulation and voicing. Miss Pussycat, in turn, sings lead and back-up and plays maracas during Quintron's performances

 

w/ VERY special guests..

Rupert Angeleyes & Joey Joey Michaels!!

(oh yeeeaaaah :)

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$7

Advance tickets available at Total Drag 9 307 E. 12th St SF SD)

 

ALL AGES WELCOME!

THE COATHANGERS RETURN TO TOTAL DRAG!
Jul
25
7:00 pm19:00

THE COATHANGERS RETURN TO TOTAL DRAG!

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We are sooooo stoked to welcome the Coathangers back!!!!!

Tuesday July 25th!

Doors at 7

Music at 8

ALL AGES!!

 

Support TBA

 

$15

Tickets on sale Tuesday May 23rd!

 

"Be leery of any punk band with initial ambitions that go beyond just playing shows with their friends. Sure, great bands ascend beyond basements and handmade demos all the time, but the best acts start with little consideration for the outside world. The groups are their own insular worlds, where the reward comes from the process, not accolades and riches. And the bands that thrive on their own artistic satisfaction usually wind up being the bands that are able to grow beyond the donation jar into sustainable successful musical careers. Their charisma is contagious, their songs exist outside of fads, and their spirits can weather the inevitable ups and downs of life as touring musicians. Such is the case with the Atlanta trio The Coathangers.

When The Coathangers started up in 2006, their aspirations were humble. “I think all bands in their early twenties start for fun,” says guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel when talking about their early years of cheeky no-wave and irreverent garage rock. But Julia and her bandmates Meredith Franco (bass/vocals) and Stephanie Luke (drums/vocals) were serious about their craft, and that combination of modest outside expectations and absolute dedication to their music made for exhilarating live shows and contagious records. Ten years later, The Coathangers are still going strong, and while their palette has expanded over the years to touch upon hip-shakin’ classic rock, soulful country ballads, and golden oldies pop, their primary attack strategy still relies heavily on the jagged hooks and boisterous choruses of their formative years. Their fifth album Nosebleed Weekend retains all the devil-may-care magnetism and serrated instrumentation of their debut, but it flourishes with a decade’s worth of songwriting discipline and chemistry."

EX-CULT LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!
Aug
11
7:00 pm19:00

EX-CULT LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!

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FRIDAY AUGUST 11TH!

 

Fresh off the release of Negative Growth (on In The Red Records!) and a European tour, Memphis punks Ex-Cult are back with a three song single and handful of tour dates. New single "Blurry" is out now.

 

EX-CULT

(killer Memphis Garage/punk)

https://ex-cult.bandcamp.com/

 

tba..

 

$8 - Advance tickets available 5/26/17 at Total Drag or by calling 605-521-6439

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

ALL AGES WELCOME!

THE COURTNEYS RETURN ON HALLOWEEN!
Oct
31
7:00 pm19:00

THE COURTNEYS RETURN ON HALLOWEEN!

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IT'S A HALLOWEEN PARTY AT TOTAL DRAG!

 

The Courtneys drift back to the sound of the early '90s, drawing from strong influences including Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and The Clean. Courtney Loove's dreamy guitar riffs add a timeless powerpop element to the punk backbone formed by Sydney Koke's driving basslines, while drummer/lead singer Jen Twynn Payne delivers heartfelt lyrics with a powerful vocal style. These components come together through a passionate collaborative songwriting process to deliver a special blend of fuzzy "artisanal grunge."

 

The first, eponymous Courtneys album came out in 2013 on small independent label, Hockey Dad Records, based in the band's hometown of Vancouver, BC, Canada. They have since worked with a number of independent labels including Conquest of Noise in Australia and Waterslide Records in Japan, as well as Burger Records and Gnar tapes in the USA. They have released a number of singles and music videos, and toured throughout Canada and the USA, including spots supporting Tegan and Sara and Mac Demarco.

 

In 2015 The Courtneys made their way to Australia and New Zealand, where they were hosted by Flying Nun Records. Influenced by the legendary label from early on, the group are honored to now be able to call it their home.

 

$12 - Advance tickets available 5/19/17!

307 East 12th Street or by calling 605-521-6439

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

ALL AGES WELCOME!


LUNG - LOWRIDING MOTHS LIVE!
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

LUNG - LOWRIDING MOTHS LIVE!

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WEDNESDAY MAY 24TH

 

Lung

(Indie/rock/cello from Cincinatti)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVuxkk-UQBI

 

LowRidingMoths

(local psych/trip/rock)

https://lowridingmoths.bandcamp.com/

 

tba.

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

ALL AGES WELCOME

$5

 

stay radical.

FROTH LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!
May
9
7:00 pm19:00

FROTH LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!

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TUESDAY MAY 9TH!

 

Touring on their brand new album on Wichita Recordings out February 24th it's....

 

Froth LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!

(Psych/Shoegaze/Rockers from LA)

https://froth.bandcamp.com/

 

Chump Party

(local fuzzmasters)

https://www.facebook.com/ChumpParty/

 

$8 (advance tickets on sale 2/24/17)

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

ALL AGES WELCOME!

SUZIE - TINY DEATHS - ANGIE HOSH
May
5
7:00 pm19:00

SUZIE - TINY DEATHS - ANGIE HOSH

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FRIDAY MAY 5TH

 

Suzie

(killer MN synth pop!)

https://suziesuzie.bandcamp.com/

 

tiny deaths

(electronic pop from MN)

https://tinydeaths.bandcamp.com/

 

Angie Hosh

(local death pop)

https://angiehosh.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$5

ALL AGES WELCOME!

ECHO BEDS RETURNS!
Apr
25
7:00 pm19:00

ECHO BEDS RETURNS!

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TUESDAY APRIL 25TH

 

Echo Beds

(Industrial metal from Denver)

https://echobeds.bandcamp.com/

 

Mitigate

(local sludge)

https://mitigate.bandcamp.com/

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$5

ALL AGES WELCOME!

RECORD STORE DAY 2017!
Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

RECORD STORE DAY 2017!

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IT'S RECORD STORE DAY 2017 AND WE'RE THROWING A PARTY!!

 

SATURDAY APRIL 22ND

 

The Breaks Coffee Roasting Co. are making a limited roast for RSD 2017!

Billy Sandness will be running The Breaks Coffee Roasting Co. espresso bar!

Marc Wagner's designing a special RSD Total Drag T-Shirt to be printed by Green Dream Screen Printing ON RECORD STORE DAY ONLY!!

Green Dream Screen Printing will also be printing some TD trucker hats - availbe for the firdt time ever!

RSD doughnuts made by Xavier Pastrano :)

 

TONS of RSD exclusive releases and special deals!!

Open 9 AM - 6 PM

NE-HI RETURNS TO TOTAL DRAG 4/16/17!
Apr
16
7:00 pm19:00

NE-HI RETURNS TO TOTAL DRAG 4/16/17!

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NE-HI is coming back!!!!!! Save the Date 4/16/17!!

"Emerging from underground venues in Chicago's Northwest side, NE-HI made its name on both its live energy and cleverly wrought guitar anthems. On its second album Offers (Grand Jury), the band takes those basement-forged instincts and refines them, lets its guitars explore new angles, and focuses its songwriting. The result shows there are a wide range of post-punk possibilities yet to be explored.

It all started at Animal Kingdom, a flash-in-the-pan DIY basement in Chicago's Logan Square. There, in the summer of 2013, three friends from college, Jason Balla (guitar/vocals), Mikey Wells (guitar/vocals) and James Weir (bass) linked up with drummer Alex Otake to score a buddy's film and decided to start bashing around together as NE-HI. NE-HI's more ambitious sound and heady arrangements broke away from garage rock's back-to-basic's approach. The band's disparate influences--Wire's post-punk, Springsteen's everyman anthems, along with echoes of dreamy atmospheres of Dave Roback's Rain Parade and the jangly buzz of Kiwi pop legends The Clean--began burning through. The band attracted the attention of Dave Vettraino, who asked NE-HI to record at his Public House Recordings studio for posting on his website. Vettraino would go on to record the band's debut album. The Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot gave the debut the #4 spot in his 2014 year-end list.

Offers is NE-HI finding that rising to the occasion means living up to your own standards, not someone else's. The band entered Chicago's Minbal studio in January 2016 to record ten songs with Vettraino engineering, but scrapped most of the session. To finish the record, NE-HI went back to touring, writing, rewriting and returned to Minbal in March more solid than ever. It recorded most of Offers live at Minbal to capture the energy--only overdubbing vocals.

Offers drones, it captivates with soaring pop, it shimmers with atmosphere, always changing, looking. The album veers from the staccato pop of "Palm of Hand" (which nods to Chicago's Disappears) to the jangly pleasures of "Stay Young." The off-kilter, ultra-catchy "Sisters" refines the carefree feeling of the band's debut--picking up the spirit of New Zealand pop. Title track "Offers" feels like a slight departure, the band pushing its most abstract and unpredictable instincts. On "Prove" the band's post-punk guitars come at blistering tempo, it's the band's most athletic moment yet. While the punchy drawl of "Buried on the Moon" conjures a less sleepy Let's Active.

Offers finds the distant influence of forebears in cerebral guitar pop presented with a familiarity that typifies great FM rock hits. The Midwestern boys (two from Chicago, one from Wisconsin, and one from Minnesota) in NE-HI have a knack for knitting something comfortable and warm from those art school cast-offs and cult favorites. NE-HI's music demands to be lived in. Chances are good that in the case of Offers, regifting will be rare."

WHITE MYSTERY LIVE! LAST MINUTE SHOW!!
Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

WHITE MYSTERY LIVE! LAST MINUTE SHOW!!

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THIS TUESDAY 4/4/17!!

 

White Mystery LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!!!

 

w/ Bodega Sushi and LEMMØNS solo set!

 

$5

Doors at 7 Music at 8

ALL AGES WELCOME!!

 

Miss Alex White & Francis Scott Key White are sibling rock’n’roll duo White Mystery from Chicago, IL. Since April 20, 2008, White Mystery self-released eight records, played almost 1000 shows on three continents, modeled for Levi’s Jeans, performed in Sundance film, “Station to Station,” earned rave reviews from MTV, VICE, NPR Sound Opinions, High Times, jammed on a parade float with Sir Richard Branson, and debuted their new album White Mystery “Outta Control” on the NBC late night TV show, Last Call with Carson Daly.

The brother and sister shared stages with their heroes Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, The Replacements, Garbage, Thee Ohsees, The Gories, Thurston Moore, Mavis Staples, and countless others. Witness for yourself what Pitchfork calls, “jovial rock’n’roll delivery and DIY sensibility.”

http://www.whitemysteryband.com/

SHANA FALANA LIVE!
Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

SHANA FALANA LIVE!

  • TOTAL DRAG

FRIDAY MARCH 31ST!

 

Veteran NY psych-pop act Shana Falana just released her new LP Here Comes The Waves, her 2nd with Team Love Records. Emerging from New York’s vast drone/psych scene, Shana combines live looping of reverb-drenched vocals and guitar with tribal drums and stunning visual projections. Her live experience has often been described as transcendental.

 

"Psychedelic dream pop dashed on the rocks of goth defiance" -Stereogum

 

“If you want to zone out, Shana Falana’s alluring debut LP gives many opportunities to do so.” -Pitchfork

 

SHANA FALANA

(NY psych/pop)

http://www.shanafalana.com

 

tba..

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$7

ALL AGES WELCOME!

ADVANCE BASE RETURNS!
Mar
20
7:00 pm19:00

ADVANCE BASE RETURNS!

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MONDAY MARCH 20TH!

 

Owen Ashworth used to release his lo-fi keyboard pop under the name Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, but these days he calls it Advance Base.

Walking the line between electronic music & traditional singer/songwriter forms, Ashworth writes minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed songs of longing & regret. His conversational, baritone vocals sing stories of hard-luck Midwesterners & their demons amid swirls of electric pianos, Omnichords, drum machines & samples.

Advance Base's second album, Nephew in the Wild, was named #1 Indie Pop album of 2015 by PopMatters.

 

Advance Base

https://advancebase.bandcamp.com/

 

Karima Walker

(Experimental AZ drone/pop)

https://karimawalker.bandcamp.com/

 

Meriwether Raindelay

(local heartbreaker)

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$8

ALL AGES WELCOME!

KAREN MEAT - ANTHONY WORDEN - LOWRIDINGMOTHS
Mar
18
7:00 pm19:00

KAREN MEAT - ANTHONY WORDEN - LOWRIDINGMOTHS

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SATURDAY MARCH 18TH

 

Karen Meat

(lo-fi/pop from Des Moines)

http://karenmeat.com/

 

Anthony Worden

(new wave/indie from Iowa City)

https://anthonyworden.bandcamp.com/releases

 

LowRidingMoths

(local dark/synth/pop)

https://lowridingmoths.bandcamp.com/

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$5

ALL AGES WELCOME!

PLATINUM BOYS - SONS OF SANS ARC - ANON DREAMS
Mar
12
7:00 pm19:00

PLATINUM BOYS - SONS OF SANS ARC - ANON DREAMS

  • TOTAL DRAG

SUNDAY MARCH 12TH!

 

Midwest rock n' roll at it's finest....

 

PLATINUM BOYS

(Milwaukee rockers)

https://platinumboys.bandcamp.com/

 

SONS OF SANS ARC

(local psych rockers)

https://sonsofsansarc.bandcamp.com/

 

ANON DREAMS

(local psych/pop/electro)

https://soundcloud.com/anondreams

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$5

ALL AGES WELCOME!

Stanley Milgram Album Release!
Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

Stanley Milgram Album Release!

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Silent Obliteration presents...
Stanley Milgram Album release at Total Drag
Featuring
Messe J
Carvey Milk
Lost Tomorrow
PBS
A-WOD

Doors at 7 Music at 8
$5
All Ages

DEAD MEADOW RETURNS!!
Mar
6
7:00 pm19:00

DEAD MEADOW RETURNS!!

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MONDAY MARCH 6TH

 

The mighty Dead Meadow returns to melt our faces and groove our souls....

 

Dead Meadow (Official)

(psych rock at it's very finest)

http://www.deadmeadow.com/

 

THE FLASH HITS

(killer fuzz/pop from LA on tour w/ DM)

https://soundcloud.com/flash-hits

 

Tickets on Sale 1/27/17!

 

more details soon..

HEATWAVE & LANDMAN LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

HEATWAVE & LANDMAN LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24TH

Delta blues meets British Invasion pop meets garage rock in Heatwave & Landman, the new collaboration from Chris “Heatwave” Holm & Mark “Landman” Larson, the original rhythm section of Minneapolis stomp rockers, The 4onthefloor.

With a sound that would be right at home in 1967 but sounds equally fresh today, Heatwave & Landman deliver infectious hooks, gritty riffs, and pounding rhythms supplemented by soaring multi-layered harmonies. Themes of disaffection, wanderlust, and nostalgia dominate the lyrics from men truly born in the wrong place and time. Staples of the Minneapolis music scene since first joining forces 10 years ago, Holm & Larson have been building towards this moment to emerge from the shadows and into the spotlight and the forefront of the rock & roll scene.

Heatwave & Landman
(psych/blues duo from MN)
http://heatwaveandlandman.com/

The Beards - Vermillion, SD
https://www.facebook.com/theSDbeards/

J. Jeffrey Messerole
(bluesman from IA)
https://www.facebook.com/JJeffreyMesseroleMusic/?fref=ts

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

ROBERT ELLIS LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!
Feb
9
7:00 pm19:00

ROBERT ELLIS LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9TH!

FUEL presents Robert Ellis live at Total Drag, February 9th in downtown Sioux Falls! Jenny O opens.
Rolling Stone Country and American Songwriter named Ellis' latest/self-titled album one of their Top 50 albums of 2016. His song "California" is #23 on NPR Music's "Top 100 Songs of 2016" list. Ellis played Icon Lounge in August.
Jenny O's debut album "Automechanic" was produced by Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Dawes.) This will be her Sioux Falls debut!

http://robertellismusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/robertellismusic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0apqw4zgVM

Doors at 7, music starts at 8. $10. All ages. No funny business.

Tickets available 12/16/16 here....

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robert-ellis-with-jenny-o-live-at-total-drag-tickets-30239372778