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

SHANA FALANA LIVE!

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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!

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/

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."

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!


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

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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

DAVID DONDERO RETURNS TO TOTAL DRAG!
Jan
12
7:00 pm19:00

DAVID DONDERO RETURNS TO TOTAL DRAG!

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THURSDAY JANUARY 12TH!

Heeeyyyyy, 
David is coming back to play us some new songs and probably some old songs. And I bet he will tell some of the best stories you've ever heard. 

Also, this really is his current press photo.... what a guy! 

DAVID DONDERO
(one of our favorite singer/songwriters, ever)
https://daviddondero1.bandcamp.com/

MERIWETHER RAINDELAY
(local songwriter on Total Drag Records :)
https://meriwetherraindelay.bandcamp.com/

MICAH KITTELSON
(Local songwriter)

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$10
Advance tickets available 12/13/16

ALL AGES WELCOME!

CRAB LEGS - TERROR WE FALL - INTERNATIONAL COVER-UP
Jan
7
7:00 pm19:00

CRAB LEGS - TERROR WE FALL - INTERNATIONAL COVER-UP

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SATURDAY JANUARY 7TH!

 

CRAB LEGS RETURNS TO TOTAL DRAG!!

 

Crab Legs

(Killer ND punk!!)

https://crablegspunk.bandcamp.com/

 

Terror We Fall

(SD rockers)

https://www.facebook.com/terrorwefall/

 

International Cover-Up

(local punk rawkers)

https://internationalcover-up.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$6

ALL AGES WECLOME!!

 

Book Release for "A Marble Heart by Travis Gulbrandson!
Jan
6
5:00 pm17:00

Book Release for "A Marble Heart by Travis Gulbrandson!

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FRIDAY JANUARY 6TH!

 

Travis Gulbrandson is releasing his brand new book "A Marble Heart"!

 

5pm - Signing and meet and greet

6pm - Reading excerpts from "A Marble Heart"

 

FREE!

 

He will have copies of all 4 of his novels available for sale and signing!

TAPWATER SHRIMP - GHOST CAT - LEMMONS
Dec
10
7:00 pm19:00

TAPWATER SHRIMP - GHOST CAT - LEMMONS

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 10TH

 

Tapwater Shrimp

(Sioux City rockers)

https://tapwatershrimp.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Ghost Cat

(Sioux City rock AND rollers)

 

Lemmons

(local crazy man)

https://soundcloud.com/sometimesipretendimanapple

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$5

ALL AGES WELCOME!

CFM LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!!
Nov
28
7:00 pm19:00

CFM LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!!

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MONDAY NOVEMBER 28TH

 

Charles Fucking Moothart!!! (From Fuzz, Ty Segall Band)

 

Up a dead end street just before you twist and turn your way up to majestic Mount Washington is a house of stairs and weeds and strays of all kinds. A large iguana remains perma-frozen in time on a brick wall, guarding a small iron door. Sparse and small, a place where time doesn’t matter and solitude is king.

Charles Francis Moothart II went mostly unseen for a month or two. A prisoner of time in a dimension of sorrow and confusion, Moothart was hitting a personal crossroads and nursing a brief and impermanent break up with his long time girlfriend/band mate by retreating, putting the pain from his head into his tape machine, stepping away from struggling for the answers in order to sit with them and pull from them. Greasing the pain to form relief. The only medicine was to challenge himself and sand down enough to break through the fear of failure. To see it all through to the end and find out what stood as truth.

Now, after the fog has lifted, upon returning, Moothart is sharing the souvenir of his travels to another dimension, a postcard from a dream in which time stood still, the girl got away and the wolf-man-glass-in-hand risked it all for the sea change.

“Still Life” is unlike any other record Moothart has recorded; the songs came quickly, were recorded as experiments and he went through the process alone. Previously Moothart’s bands have been collaborations from all sides, from his high school hardcore punk quartet Culture Kids with CFM band mate Michael Anderson to the toughest pop band in Southern California, Moonhearts, to the fleeting garage rock band the Perverts with long time friend and collaborator Ty Segall. The monolithic super group Fuzz was the product of Charles’ master riffs marrying Segall’s songwriting prowess and unparalleled rhythmic style. A perfect meetingof minds of two musicians in their prime. Two friends with egos so intertwined in the midst of a five year touring spell in Segall’s band as his secret weapon, heard but not seen, hidden in tangles, the two became a tangled force themselves.

Sometimes you realize you must shed what’s most comfortable to find truth in yourself again and so Moothart has denied the comforts of being the sideman to give listeners a slice of himself. Moothart has recruited high school friend Michael Anderson to play guitar, lone-wolf-jack-of-all-trades Tyler Frome on bass and Audacity’s powerhouse drummer Thomas Alvarez to round out the rhythm section of this outsider band.

 

CFM

(groovy fuzzy greatness!!)

 

CHUMP PARTY

(local fuzz/pizza)

 

tba..

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

 

ALL AGES WELCOME!

LOWRIDINGMOTHS - KAREN MEAT LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!
Nov
12
7:00 pm19:00

LOWRIDINGMOTHS - KAREN MEAT LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12TH!

 

LowRidingMoths celebrating the release of their brand new album! And we're super stoked to have Karen Meat here from Des Moines!

 

LowRidingMoths

(local doom/pop/psych)

https://lowridingmoths.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Karen Meat

(super sweet indie/pop/rock from IA)

https://karenmeat.bandcamp.com/

 

tba..

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$5

ALL AGES WELCOME!

 

REMEMBER TO BREATHE CD RELEASE SHOW!
Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

REMEMBER TO BREATHE CD RELEASE SHOW!

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11TH

 

Remember To Breathe is celebrating the release of their brand new album on Loud, Broke, and Dumb Records at TOTAL DRAG!

 

REMEMBER TO BREATHE

(local punk rockers)

https://remembertobreatheband.bandcamp.com/

 

tba....

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

 

ALL AGES WELCOME!

RUPERT ANGELEYES RETURNS TO TOTAL DRAG!
Nov
4
7:00 pm19:00

RUPERT ANGELEYES RETURNS TO TOTAL DRAG!

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4TH!

 

One of our FAVORITE Minneapolis bands returns to Total Drag...

 

Rupert Angeleyes

(amazing psych/pop from MN)

https://rupertangeleyes.bandcamp.com/

 

Tenenbaums

(local chill rock)

https://tenenbaums.bandcamp.com/

 

Meriwether Raindelay

(local heartbreaker)

https://meriwetherraindelay.bandcamp.com/

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$5 in advance (on sale 10/18/16!)

$7 at the door

 

ALL AGES WELCOME!

SO PITTED (SUB POP RECORDS) LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!
Oct
17
7:00 pm19:00

SO PITTED (SUB POP RECORDS) LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!

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MONDAY OCTOBER 17TH!

Touring on their amazing debut LP on Sub Pop Records!

SO PITTED
(killer grunge/punk/noise from Seattle!)
https://sopitted.bandcamp.com/

ANDROGYNOUS SQUASH
(local surf/punk rockers)
https://androgynoussquash.bandcamp.com/

BODEGA SUSHI
(local doo wop/punk/drums/guitars..)

Doors at 7 - Music at 8
$5 in advance (Tickets on sale 10/7/16!)
$6 at the door

All Ages Welcome! 

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