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First Time First Catch | Steve Krakow

Chicago-native Plastic Crimewave aka Steven Krakow is known for being a "psychedelic guru" of sorts, and is the creator of the Galactic Zoo Dossier, a hand-drawn magazine published by Drag City since 2001. Crimewave also runs the Galactic Zoo Disk reissue label imprint that is manufactured/distributed by Drag City and roving label Galactic Archives, draws/writes the bi-weekly Secret History of Chicago Music comics for the Chicago Reader for over a decade, has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary art, and has drawn countless comics, posters and album covers.and art for Lush Cosmetics.

From 2001-2011, PCW headed up Plastic Crimewave Sound, legendary space-punk ensemble that recorded 5 LPs, toured nationally with Acid Mothers temple, Comets on Fire and The Ponys, and whom Julian Cope described as "outtasite." PCW currently leads Plastic Crimewave
Syndicate (who have opened for Hawkwind, Keiji Haino, Loop, Purling Hiss and Woods); conducts the Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra of up to 70 guitarists (performed in NY, Hyde Park Arts Center, and every year at the Hideout block party),
and has DJ-ed all over the world--from London to Tokyo.

produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago music, drag city, first catch, first time, martyrs, plastic crimewave, steve krakow

Artist Interviews Cate Le Bon

Before her headlining show at Schubas, Cate Le Bon talked with CHIRP's Melanie Kruvelis about her new label home of Drag City, the childhood dreams that inspired her journey to become a musician, and Cate teaches Melanie a little Welsh.

produced by Melanie Kruvelis (@internetmelanie)

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Topics: cate le bon, crab day, drag city, melanie kruvelis, schubas

Artist Interviews Jessica Pratt

Drag City's Jessica Pratt sat down with Katie Owens at the CHIRP Record Fair after her set at the 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival where they talked about performing in settings that aren't condusive to intimate music, living next door to a fancy BDSM place in LA, and playing music for the rest of her life.

produced by Liz Anderson (@liesanderson)

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Topics: chirp record fair, drag city, jessica pratt, katie owens, pitchfork fest