Archive for April, 2009

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

In their three years of existence, Cleveland proto-punks The Electric Eels played all of six shows.  According to the All Music Guide, each of those six shows ended in either arrest or violence, often between band members on-stage.  The group’s fuzzed-to-death music would go on to influence the Dead Boys, the Rubber City Rebels, and […]

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Saturday, May 9th, Aquarium Drunkard presents an evening with The Avett Brothers and Magnolia Electric Co. at The Music Box in Hollywood.  Tickets will be going fast for this one. We have three pairs of tickets to giveaway for AD readers.  To land a pair, leave a comment below with your name, favorite Avett’s or […]

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

While he may be a footnote in history (compared to some of the artists he surrounded himself with) Johnny Jenkins laid down one heavy hitter of an album in late 1969 — Ton-Ton-Macoute!.  As the the leader of The Pinetoppers, Jenkins famously hired Otis Redding to be his personal driver prior to Redding being discovered […]

Monday, April 27th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) “A house divided against itself cannot stand,” Abraham Lincoln famously said, and a house as metaphor for a relationship – be it one between warring parts of a nation or warring factions of a family or love affair – […]

Monday, April 27th, 2009

(Diversions, a new feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.)   Steeped heavily in the sounds of the last four decades of the golden coast, I was both surprised and thrilled when Parson Redheads principle singer/songwriter Evan Way suggested he compile a Diversions […]

Friday, April 24th, 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 92: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Minutemen – D’s Car Jam/Anxious Mo-Fo ++ Yol Aularong – […]

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Shuggie Otis’ afro is reason enough to give his music a spin. A weave like that has potential, after all. And as it turns out, Otis’ music is a lot like his hair: a lush dome of soul-funk. If you were familiar with Otis prior to the 2001 reissue of Inspiration Information, then you’re probably […]