Archive for March, 2009

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

I was at this taping, 3rd row, the summer of 2007 while in Austin for ACL.  Hearing this material, live, in this context, ultimately contributed to my naming Sky Blue Sky as my favorite LP of 2007.  A call I very much stand by two years later.  If you are only going to listen to […]

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Today, Bob Dylan fans got an early taste of the artists upcoming LP, Together Through Life, by way of a free MP3 off his site.  This is Dylan’s 46th release.  Fellow Larry Brown enthusiasts may have noticed that the image used on the cover of Dylan’s upcoming album was also used on the cover of […]

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

I have my friend Adam to thank for turning me on to this Destroyer cover last October while staying at his home in Brooklyn…so thanks, pal. Destroyer’s 2004 LP Your Blues ranks as a favorite in Dan Bejar’s catalog, and “..Take An Airplane” is its cornerstone.  The below mp3 is Spoon’s cover, recorded live at […]

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Tuesday, April 7th, Aquarium Drunkard presents an evening with Clem Snide, Le Switch, and The Heligoats at club Spaceland in Los Angeles. We have three pairs of tickets to giveaway for AD readers.  To land a pair, leave a comment below with your name and a valid email you can be reached at.  Winners will […]

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Saturday, April 4th, Aquarium Drunkard presents an evening with Great Lake Swimmers and Travel by Sea at club Spaceland in Los Angeles.  Great Lake Swimmers are presently touring behind their new LP Lost Channels — Travel by Sea is in the studio working on the follow-up to 2008’s Days of My Escape.  Kate Maki supports. […]

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Caught Richard Swift twice last week while in Austin, first at the Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguar/Dead Oceans showcase and then the next day at our Hot Freaks party. Killed it both times. His upcoming album The Atlantic Ocean (April 7th) has been on constant rotation the past few weeks. Get ready. Download: MP3: Richard Swift :: Lady […]

Friday, March 27th, 2009

If you were to pose the question of what makes for a good cover I would cite Whiskeytown’s late ’90s re-tooling of Black Flag’s “Nervous Breakdown.”  Yes, the group’s forbears Uncle Tupelo pulled a similar landgrab before them with their cover of the Stooges “I Wanna Be Your Dog”, but Whiskeytown take it a […]