NEW YEARS EVE PARTY AT ICON!!
Dec
31
to Jan 1

NEW YEARS EVE PARTY AT ICON!!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31ST 2018

ITS THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT. 
(And I Feel Fine.)

Icon Event Hall + Lounge + TOTAL DRAG New Years Eve Party!

Join us for a night of music and drinks. Dan, Liz and Brogan will be spinning records all night. Drink specials all night and a free champagne toast at midnight.

Doors @ 8pm 
NO COVER
21+

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DANTE ELEPHANTE - TENENBAUMS
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

DANTE ELEPHANTE - TENENBAUMS

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26TH


Dante Elephante

https://www.funnyordie.com/2018/2/23/17720648/dante-elephante-call-me-on-the-phone

https://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/dante-elephante-premiere-new-song-never-trust-a-junkie/

http://floodmagazine.com/48655/premiere-dante-elephante-leave-their-wireless-devices-at-home-on-call-me-on-the-phone/


Tenenbaums


DOORS AT 7PM - MUSIC AT 8PM

$5

ALL AGES WELCOME!

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FRANKIE & THE WITCH FINGERS RETURN!
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

FRANKIE & THE WITCH FINGERS RETURN!

FRIDAY MARCH 1ST!


Frankie and the Witch Fingers are coming back..

Tickets on sale this Friday at 11AM!

It's gonna be a party baby... ;)

Over the course of five years and five LP’s, L.A. veterans, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, have been mutating and perfecting their high-powered rock n’ roll sound. After savagely touring the USA and Europe, this four-headed beast has shown no signs of relenting—appearing like summoned daemons and dosing crowds with cerebral party fuel.

The main attraction of Frankie and the Witch Fingers is their explosive performance. With their rowdy and visceral approach to live shows, each member brings their own devilry to induce an experience of bacchanal proportions.

Using absurd lyrical imagery—soaked in hallucination, paranoia, and lust—the band’s M.O. strikes into dark yet playful territory. This sense of radical duality is astir at every turn, in every time signature change. Airy vocal harmonies over heavily-serrated riffs. Low-key shamanic roots under vivid high-strangeness. Rambling stretches and punctuated licks. Cutting heads and kissing lips. All this revealing a stereophonic schizophrenia that has flowed throughout their body of work: an ebb & flow of flowery-poppy horror.

The band’s latest incarnation is primed to break new sonic ground, edging into the funky and preternatural. Just when you think the trip couldn’t get any weirder, Frankie and the Witch Fingers cranks up the dial, shatters the mundane, and summons new visions.

Frankie and the Witch Fingers


tba..


$10 Advance - $12 at the door

Tickets on sale 12/14/18 and available at TOTAL DRAG (307 E. 12th St. Sioux Falls SD) or by calling 605-521-6439)

Doors at 7PM - Music at 8PM

ALL AGES WELCOME!


Brooklyn Vegan [Streaming Link]\\

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/frankie-and-the-witch-fingers-releasing-heavy-roller-watch-trippy-get-down-video-touring/


https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/627-shake-appeal-hierophants-jack-oblivian-jack-name-pampers-frankie-and-the-witch-fingers/


https://consequenceofsound.net/2016/05/frankie-and-the-witch-fingers-drop-psych-pop-nugget-6000-horns-listen/


Raven Sings the Blues [Streaming Link]


http://larecord.com/news/2018/05/15/video-premiere-frankie-and-the-witch-fingers-drip


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DIET CIG LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

DIET CIG LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18TH!

Diet Cig are here to have fun. They're here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday.

Diet Cig
https://www.facebook.com/dietcigmusic/

Tenenbaums
https://tenenbaums.bandcamp.com/

$12
Tickets on sale on 9/28 and available at Total Drag - 307 East 12th Street - Downtown Sioux Falls or by calling 605-521-6439! 
Doors - 7PM
Music - 8PM 
ALL AGES WELCOME!

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Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

THE SHAKY CALLS - GOOD MORNING MIDNIGHT - LowRidingMoths

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17TH!


We've got a sweet line up for ya from ND, IA and Sioux Falls...


The Shaky Calls

https://theshakycalls.bandcamp.com/track/you-can-believe


Good Morning Midnight

https://xxgoodmorningmidnight.bandcamp.com/


LowRidingMoths

https://lowridingmoths.bandcamp.com/album/cat-island


$7 - Doors at 7pm, Music at 8pm

ALL AGES WELCOME!

Total Drag Records

307 East 12th Street

Downtown Sioux Falls SD

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MEGA BOG & IJI RETURN!
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

MEGA BOG & IJI RETURN!

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14TH


This will be amazing.. they played here on our very first year of business, and we're very happy to have them back.. ;)


Mega Bog

(Seattle)

https://megabog.bandcamp.com/


iji

(Seattle)

https://ijiiji.bandcamp.com/


tba..


Doors at 7pm - Music at 8pm

$7

ALL AGES WELCOME!

Total Drag Records

307 East 12th Street

Downtown Sioux Falls SD

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STRANGE RANGER RETURNS!
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

STRANGE RANGER RETURNS!

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9TH!


Strange Ranger from Portland OR, fomerly known as the band "Sioux Falls" are returning to Total Drag!


Strange Ranger

(Portland Rock at it's finest)

https://strangeranger.bandcamp.com


The Ambulanters

(Lincoln, NE)

https://theambulanters.bandcamp.com/


Dream Beast

(local songmaster)


Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$7

ALL AGES WELCOME

TOTAL DRAG

307 E. 12TH ST.

DOWNTOWN SIOUX FALLS SD

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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

(incredible. from Chicago)

https://advancebase.bandcamp.com/

 

Friendship

(Philadelphia, PA on Orindal Records)

https://friendshipphl.bandcamp.com/

Meriwether Raindelay

(on Total Drag Records)

https://meriwetherraindelay.bandcamp.com/

 

$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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RYLEY WALKER - HEALTH & BEAUTY - BURLAP WOLF KING
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

RYLEY WALKER - HEALTH & BEAUTY - BURLAP WOLF KING

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3RD

 

Ryley Walker is releasing a brand new album 5/18/18 on Dead Oceans Records and he's coming back to play TOTAL DRAG!

 

RYLEY WALKER

https://www.ryleywalker.com/

 

Health&Beauty

https://healthandbeauty.bandcamp.com/

 

Burlap Wolf King

https://burlapwolfking.bandcamp.com/

 

$10 advance-$12 at the door

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

ALL AGES WELCOME!

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PAUL CHERRY - TENENBAUMS LIVE!
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

PAUL CHERRY - TENENBAUMS LIVE!

MONDAY OCTOBER 1ST!

Paul Cherewick, monikered Paul Cherry, initially came up during Chicago’s garage rock wave of 2014. In the thick of the DIY scene with up and coming bands of the time as Twin Peaks, Mild High Club and Whitney, Paul would abandon the all too familiar lofi rock sound of his first EP “on Top” and spend the next 3 years exploring the nuances of jazz and pop, finding his footing with a new sound. Paul Cherry has revamped and reinvented himself on his debut LP, Flavour. Cherry’s well crafted melodies sit at the intersection that fans of Todd Rundgren’s classic songwriting and Ariel Pink’s lo-fi dream pop can totally enjoy

PAUL CHERRY
https://paulcherry.bandcamp.com/

TENENBAUMS
https://tenenbaums.bandcamp.com/

DOORS AT 7PM - MUSIC AT 8PM
$8
Tickets on Sale NOW!!

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THE BUTTERTONES - WILD WING LIVE!
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

THE BUTTERTONES - WILD WING LIVE!

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH! 

Last year the Buttertones put out Gravedigging, but on their newest Midnight In A Moonless Dream, they’re digging deeper and discovering something dark. If Gravedigging felt like an oversaturated spaghetti-western desertscape, Midnight is much more biting—music made for the swampland that spit out Australia’s mad Scientists, or for the Mickey Spillane night city where the Cramps met all those garbagemen and werewolves. Or maybe the Buttertones are heading for an even more primal place: “Show more teeth / Bite your way in,” sings guitarist Richard Araiza. “You’re back in the jungle again!”

They’d started in 2011 as a trio of music-school misfits. Araiza, bassist Sean Redman and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Modesto ‘Cobi’ Cobiån all wanted to pursue something more than boring industry adequacy, and soon locked together their current five-piece line-up with sax player London Guzman and guitarist Dakota Boettcher. With Gravedigging, they leapt from backyard parties to back-to-back tours, including their first trip to Europe, and scored a Coachella slot for 2018. It was a year that made them sharper, stronger, even more sophisticated. And when they were ready to record, they were ready to do things differently.

Midnight was made in two flash sessions at Long Beach’s Jazzcats studio with Gravedigging producer Jonny Bell, whose genre-smashing record collection and appetite for experimentation made for a perfect match. (He’s really a guru, they say.) What was supposed to be a six song EP during the summer of 2017 bloomed into a full-length by the end of that December. Midnight was like a trust fall, the band says—leap of faith after leap of faith, cut to tape as it happened by a tight and tour-tested band. On this album, they’d decided, everything would be new—not just new sounds, like their first-ever string section, but new ways of working together and writing together. They worked on trust and instinct, by feeling instead of thinking. If it worked, they’d keep it, and if it didn’t, they’d burn it and move on. Gravedigging played like the soundtrack to a good heist movie, but Midnight was like the true story itself—a perfect and intricate crime, executed by a crew of professionals under cover of night. 

On the vicious “Winks and Smiles,” the spirit of sax and violence that powered cult-classic L.A. punkers the Deadbeats suddenly comes to life; on the starked-out “You and Your Knife” and fog-and-smoke follow-up “Brickhead,” you’ll hear the cryptic echoes of Suicide or Bauhaus. It’s music made for dancers but also for doomed romancers, and you’ll hear it best on the pocket symphony “Eros,” which closes the album with Lynch-ian vision and power—here Araiza sings with almost startling passion, and if you don’t linger on the idea of graveyard angels in perpetual embrace, it’s a love song for the ages. This is the strong stuff, the kind that comes in an unmarked bottle and burns when it hits.

“It’s the darkness that brings us together,” laughs Guzman—in person, this is a band who prefer comedy to tragedy, even if they do claim to spend hours listening to Smiths records all day. But there’s still a tension and even a sinister new dimension on Midnight that the Buttertones never quite had before. Like lead single “C4,” which ignites like something from a New York no-wave song, with slashing sax and ferocious drums and a piano riff falling of a cliff before Araiza fights through the noise and gunsmoke, and what’s the very first word on the whole album? “Bang!” he shouts—and that says it all.

The Buttertones
https://buttertones.bandcamp.com/

Wild Wing
https://wildwing.bandcamp.com/

$10 - Advance tickets on sale NOW at Total Drag or by calling 605-521-6439!!
Doors at 7PM - Music at 8PM
ALL AGES WELCOME!

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SEND MEDICINE - LowRidingMoths - Sydney Elaine
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

SEND MEDICINE - LowRidingMoths - Sydney Elaine

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH

 

SEND MEDICINE began as a solo project from Toronto based singer/songwriter Julian Hacquebard. Julian moved the project to Los Angeles, and began shaping a sound that LA RECORD called “a heady mix of psych, blues, folk and surf - a winning combination.” Since, the band has expanded to a six-piece line up, with a reputation for their deep-felt live performances featuring extensive percussion, thoughtful harmonies, and a theremin. Drawing on inspirations ranging from Jefferson Airplane, Cocteau Twins, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Britpop, T. REX and Nick Cave to name a few; the band continues to evolve in it's musical pursuits.

 

Send Medicine

(L.A. psych rock)

https://www.facebook.com/SendMedicine/

 

LowRidingMoths

(local doom/pop)

https://lowridingmoths.bandcamp.com/

 

SYDNEY ELAINE

(local songwriter)

 

Doors at 7 - Music at 8

$7

ALL AGES WELCOME!

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SKATE PARK ASSOCIATION BLOCK PARTY!
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

SKATE PARK ASSOCIATION BLOCK PARTY!

Sioux Falls Skatepark Association Presents:
Block pARTy
An Art Supply Drive for Rosa Parks Elementary
Saturday Sept 15th 2pm-10pm
300 Block of E 12th St.
(in front of Total Drag!)
Skate Demos! Competitions! Games! Prizes! Rad Times!
Desired supplies can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3DG9C5O6PIDEK?ref%5F=cm%5Fsw%5Fem%5Fr%5Fz%5Fg%5F%5Fwb&pldnSite=1


The Sioux Falls Skatepark Association (SFSA) invites you, your mom, dog, neighbors & friends to our first-ever block party. Join us on Sat. Sept 15th between 2 & 10PM for skate demos, all-age competitions, games, tunes, food trucks, & sweet hangs. The event serves as an opportunity to gather art supplies for our friends at Rosa Parks Elementary, while giving SFSA the chance to get to know our community. Look for us on the 300 Block of E 12th street in Downtown Sioux Falls- next to the post office & Total Drag Records!

Let's skate! Sign up sheets are available at Total Drag, Needle's Skateshop, & Zumies. 


For more information or ADA Assistance please contact us at skate.sfsd@gmail.com

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JOHN.SLAP ALBUM RELEASE SHOW!
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

JOHN.SLAP ALBUM RELEASE SHOW!

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH!

"John.Slap is a solo project from Sioux Falls bassist John (Slap) Myers. "The Brandenburg E.P." consists 7 personal songs that were recorded with the help of many close musician friends."

John Slap Myers

GHOSTRICKS
(new local rockers)
SINGERMAN
(local man, from TN)

$5 at the door
Doors at 7 - Music at 8
ALL AGES 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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WEATHERED LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

WEATHERED LIVE AT TOTAL DRAG!

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15TH!

 

Weathered

(Rock from Minneapolis recently signed to Facedown Records)

Latest single off new album coming in August: https://youtu.be/vgWEGymYqfA

https://weatheredmn.bandcamp.com/

 

Vagabonds

(Solo artist from Michigan)

https://vagabondsmichigan.bandcamp.com/

 

TBA

 

Wednesday, August 15th - Doors 7pm, Music 8pm, $5 at the door

ALL AGES ALWAYS WELCOME!

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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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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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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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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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