Archive for February, 2009

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XM, channel 26 (SIRIUS), and channel 43 (XM), can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Below is this week’s playlist. SIRIUS 85: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Earlimart – Too Many People ++ Frankel – 3 Legs […]

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

On March 10th Elvis Perkins returns to the fold with his sophomore album, Elvis Perkins In Dearland, and this time there is little need to wax on his storied pedigree and biography. Like his debut, Ash Wednesday, Dearland sews a similar thread with the welcome addition of his eponymous band adding yet another dynamic to […]

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Perhaps due to the past couple of weeks of near constant puddles in L.A., I’ve found myself listening to Orphans and Rain Dogs …a lot. Orphans, in particular, with its three thematic discs: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards, has me once again pondering the myriad of styles Tom Waits has experimented with over the years. For […]

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface is a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard that that takes a look at particularly interesting cover art choices. By 1993 Fugazi was three EPs and two LPs into their career. Usually this is a watershed moment for a band […]

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Saturday, March 7th, Aquarium Drunkard presents Lambchop at the new Largo – at the Coronet – with special guests Radar Bros.  This is a pretty incredible bill, and it’s not all too often that the collective actually makes it to the West coast; in fact one is more likely to see them perform in Europe. […]

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Off Tillman’s new album, Vacilando Territory Blues, the vid for “First Born” debuted on pitchfork.tv last week. A great album, and markedly different from Tillman’s earlier, more stark, work, “First Born” features a number of his Fleet Foxes brethren. Your afternoon moment of birds and zen. + Download J. Tillman via eMusic’s 25 free MP3 […]

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

“Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” Written by Robert Towne, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson, Chinatown undoubtedly stands as one of the greatest films of the twentieth century. Classic film noir, on a base level, Chinatown tells the story of private detective J.J. ‘Jake’ Gittes as he attempts to solve what (at the […]