Archive for February, 2010

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Off The Record is a recurring feature here on the Drunkard that marries two of my greatest interests; music and travel. Having a locals perspective when visiting a new locale is the difference between experiencing it through the lens of a tourist and of that of a native. Off The Record gathers some of my […]

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 26 (SIRIUS), and channel 43 (XM), can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. The first hour of today’s show will be the new Mondo Boys mixtape A Continuous Monument. Download it here. SIRIUS 130: Jean Michel Bernard […]

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Listening to Joanna Newsom has always required certain things: patience, trust, an ability to overlook cosmetic flaws in favor of the more complete picture, more patience. Her precedent releases—2004’s Milk-Eyed Mender and 2006’s Ys—required these virtues in increasing numbers. But Have One On Me, her new Victorian triple-decker of an album, is asking for a […]

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

I just made your day/week.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

“But the truth is that L.A. was never entirely real anyway, as Steely Dan, Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, Larry David and Alan Ball all understood.” – Barney Hoskyns The above quote is from the 2009 forward of author Barney Hoskyns book Waiting For The Sun: A Rock & Roll History of Los Angeles. It’s a […]

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Art Museums tell ‘sordid tales of artists, lovers & poseurs with cult new wave jangle‘, or so says the San Francisco duo’s label, Woodsist. I’ll buy. On Rough Frame, their debut, Art Museums, made up of Josh Alper & Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards), cop early ’80s Pete Townsend moves that, more recently, occasionally sounds like […]

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

I caught Austin’s Harlem twice last weekend here in town; Friday night at a house party in Chinatown and the following night at Spaceland. As expected, both shows were beautifully unhinged; the wheels teetering, barely staying on the tracks as the trio bashed out Lenny Kaye approved blasts of garage rock strewn with keen pop […]