Drag City's Bitchin Bajas will be performing this Friday with Quad Cities own Idpyramid. Baja's new album "Baja Fresh" made it to our 2017 Staff Pick List. So to prepare the world for this event of epic proportions we are putting together a video playlist of electronic artists that have inspired both groups at what they do.
Ragged Records and RIBCO are teaming up to bring you thrash warlords Municipal Waste February 18th and its ALL AGES! Also performing will be Iowa City's In The Mouth Of Radness and QC's Crater. Doors open at 6 Show stars at 7pm.
Advance Tickets only $12 avaialble online at midwestix.com
Hard tickets available at Ragged Records, CoOp Records and RIBCO.
Another great year of music has flown by already. This list is not a top ten list but rather a list of albums that we enjoyed and played quite a bit in the shop and stocked on our Staff Picks shelf here in the store. We hope that you seek out some of these tasty new releases and reissues for years of enjoyment!
Ragged Records is once again participating in Black Friday Record Store Day and as usual Ragged will obtain as many of the RSD releases as we can get our hands on.
List of BFRSD titles for 2017: http://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
Ragged Records and Trash Can Annie Vintage Clothing will have 20% off all used and vintage items.
LIve music all day starting at 9:00AM from:
9 am - Class of '82 ('80s new wave/pop)
10 am - The One Night Standards (crushing reverb & speed for the drag set)
11 am - Foxholes (post spunk)
12 pm - Konrad (scientific folk rock)
1 pm - E Alo (beautifully splended electronic)
2 pm - Genesis (performed by The Dawn)
3 pm - Aging (weirdo garage punkers)
4 pm - 7th Hour (blues rock)
Come hang at the afterparty presented by All Senses: Ryley Walker & Bill Mackay w/Sun Shrine Black Friday at Rozz Tox
All Senses Festival is literally a feast for the senses. It is a collaboration of several ongoing local artistic endeavors combined under one umbrella: music, poetry, film, local craft beer & food along with an antique/arts fair. The Festival incorporates multiple venues on both sides of the Mississippi River. All Senses is a four day event taking place at The Figge Art Museum and Rozz Tox. Head over to allsensesfestival.com for ticket information.
Angel's Frank Dimino sits down with Eric and the rest of the Nothing Shocking podcast crew to bring you an up close conversation with one of America's top prog rock frontman. Listen below.
Join Ragged Records for Record Store Day 2017! As always Ragged will have the best selection of RSD titles this side of the Mississippi and beyond. We order nearly every title and as much as we can get of each title and will open promptly at 9:00 am. Get in line early to get the best chance at getting everything on your list. Early bird customers will receive goodie bags filled with free RSD stuff, in addition to the RSD releases, we will have 20% off all used merchandise including LP's, CD's and vintage audio equipment. Trash Can Annie Vintage Clothing (located next to Ragged Records) will have 50% off all used clothing and jewelry.
The RSD list: http://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
As always with RSD no titles can be held --NO EXCEPTIONS.
Only 1 of each title per person-- NO EXCEPTIONS.
LIVE MUSIC STARTS AT 9 AM
9:00 AM - speaking of secrets (QC's Indie pop)
10:00 AM - Dead Forms (QC's, Heavy melodic rock ala Failure)
11:00 AM - The Right Now (Chicago Soul) https://www.therightnow.com/
12:00 PM - Bill MacKay (Chicago guitarist/composer) New album on May 5th on Drag City Records. https://billmackay.com/
1:00 PM - Archeress (QC's heavy shoegaze)
2:00 PM - Haunter (Iowa City Ambient/Noise/Drone)
3:00 PM - Dog Hairs (QC's Experimental/Ambient )
4:00 PM - inasmuch (QCs Emo/punk)
Check out this interview with keyboard wizard Derek Hilland on the Nothing Shocking Podcast. Derek has played with a lot of classic rock and heavy metal bands over the years including White Snake and Iron Butterfly. Give it a listen below.
LIST: RAGGED RECORDS STAFF PICKS
Here is a little taste of some records that we are really digging over here at the shop so far this year. A few reissues including the album Pops De Vanguardia by the Paraguay psych weirdos Jodi and a solo album from Wally Tax who was in the Dutch group garage band The Outsiders. Wally's solo album "Love In" is a great mix of Leonard Cohen and dark hippy folk on bad acid.
Ragged Records and Trash Can Annie Vintage Clothing will be hosting the kick off for Saturday's Daytrotter Downs 2017. Starting at 10:00 AM Grandfather Confusion (solo set), will be performing live.
Come in an sign up to win a Daytrotter letter jacket and Daytrotter Growler from Growler Werks. You must be present to win.
After Grandfather Confuision you can walk a block to Abernathy's and catch Liv Carrow at 11:00 AM.
One hour later and a few more blocks and Pulsing will be performing live at Analog Arcade Bar and at 1:00 PM Xavy Rusan will be doing a set at The Full Kit.
All of this leads up to Daytrotter Downs 2017 festival starting at The Redstone Room @ River Music Experience and Daytrotter at 2:00 PM.
2016 has been quite the bummer of a year for all kinds of reasons. We've seen some of the most well respected and talented musicians of our time pass away this cold and dark year BUT we here at Ragged have observed an insurgence of incredible new music. So 2016 hasn't been all that bad, I guess. Anyway here is a list of new releases, soundtracks, compilations and reissues that we have enjoyed, in no particular order, this year. We hope that you enjoy these titles as much as we did and don't forget to check out the Spotify Playlist below.
Ragged Records is once again participating in Black Friday Record Store Day and as usual Ragged will obtain as many of the RSD release as we can get our hands on.
List of BFRSD titles for 2016: http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
Ragged Records and Trash Can Annie will feature 20% off all used and vintage items.
Plastic Crimwave Syndicate (Acid Psych Punk from Chicago) https://pcwsyndicate.bandcamp.com
Mama (Garage Power Pop from Chicago) https://mamamamamama.bandcamp.com/
The Golden Fleece (Garage/Psych from Peoria) https://thegoldenfleece.bandcamp.com
The Rubs (Garage rock from Chicago) https://therubsaretrash.bandcamp.com
Harsh Times (Garage Punk from the QC's) https://harshtimes.bandcamp.com/releases
Harakiri (Psych rock from somewhere in Minnesota) https://harakiriofficial.bandcamp.com/releases
Entcounter at L-5 (Heavy acid psych from Peoria)
“Elements: Rock and Roll in Black and White”, A 50 page photo book by local photographer Kevin Richard Schafer, the dramatic images range from classic to modern rockers, including Bo Diddley, Prince, Steve Earle, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and many others. Kevin will be signing copies of his book with an exclusive Ragged Records Record Store Day offer of a free Prisma™ Art Print of your choice with each book sold!
Ragged is hosting a Black Friday afterparty at Rozz-Tox starting at 7:00 PM featuring live sets from: Condor & Jaybird, The Rubs, MAMA, Plastic Crimewave, Harakiri, The Golden Fleece and Encounter at L-5
Ragged Records and Ribco are teaming up to bring you a killer night of riffs of gigantic proportions! Riding Easy Record's Electric Citizen are easily one the best doom metal bands around right now, taking the U.S. by storm. Hopping along for the ride with Electric Citizen is Sweden's Horisont. Conjuring up the the ghosts of Rocka Rolla era Judas Priest and Thin Lizzy, this will be their first time on American soil. Trust us, these guys are not to be missed! Their last album Odessey was easily one of our favorite metal records of 2015. Also joining the bill will be Madison's Vanishing Kids, bringing their Doom Gazer sound to the Quad Cities for the first time. This is a show not to be missed! Seriously. Peep out some videos of Electric Citizen and Horisont down below.
Special Early All Ages Show Sponsored By Ragged Records
Electric Citizen https://www.facebook.com/ElectricCitizen/
and Vanishing Kids www.facebook.com/Vanishing-Kids-328568887984
live at Rock Island Brewing Company
Sunday November 6th 7pm - All Ages
$10 advance tickets available online at
or hard tickets at Ragged Records / CoOp Records and RIBCO