Archive for April, 2011

Friday, April 29th, 2011

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. SIRIUS 191: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Yo La Tengo – Tom Courtenay ++ Eddie The Wheel – Nearsayerfive ++ Gardens & […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Scour music blogs and magazines from over the past three to four years and you’ll find numerous assessments that clump Crystal Stilts into groups of low-fi indie acts employing mountains of reverb and choppy guitars. Obviously, it fits. These bands offer listeners an endearing, nostalgic throwback sound paying homage to the heyday of important indie […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

In their twenty-plus year career, Athens, GA’s Five Eight has amassed quite an impressive share of critical adoration and a loyal (and vocal) fan base. Despite a short stint opening for REM and a proclamation by none other than USA Today that they were “the greatest live band in the world,” widespread success has been […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) This week we catch up with the Black Swans Jerry DeCicca as he reflects on his working relationship with the late/great Larry Jon Wilson. Jerry has an interesting vantage point as he […]

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Continuing to defy categorization, New Orleans eccentric Quintron has a new record out, Sucre Du Sauvage, this month via Goner Records. Sugar of the savage? Sounds about right. Recorded live at the New Orleans Museum of Art, over a four month stint in 2010, Sauvage plays out like one part live album, one part performance-art […]

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Some folks, particularly those in and around Austin, caught on to Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears shortly before they signed to Lost Highway in 2008. For many of the rest of us, the Black Joe Lewis revelation came in the form of their eponymous EP or, later in 2009, via their debut full-length, Tell […]