These past few weeks, Ahmed Gallab has been the toast of NYC. He just released his debut record for DFA Records as Sinkane , and his band was the celebrated guest at many a high-profile CMJ […]
(Volume 17 of Clifton’s Corner . Every other week on the blog Clifton Weaver, aka DJ Soft Touch , shares some of his favorite spins, old and new, in the worlds of soul, r&b, funk, psych and beyond.) A lot […]
File under: Rough hewn, blue-eyed, vintage Southern soul. Tracked in a single night in 1973, with producer Bob Johnston and the same Nashville session cats that cut Blonde on Blonde, Bill Wilson’s Ever Changing Minstrel was originally released on CBS subsidiary Windfall […]
When San Francisco psych-punk workhorse Ty Segall released Twins a couple of weeks ago, it was branded the followup to last year’s Goodbye Bread , a statement that’s technically true insofar as that record was the last […]
Mixing trad-folk, funk and soul with straight jazz sensibilities, Callier’s “Candyman” is the cornerstone of his 1973 LP What Color Is Love? . Due to the strength of the album as a whole, cornerstone is high praise (see: […]
Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. The Lagniappe Sessions return this week with Hacienda . Now on their third full-length (2012’s […]
Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU , channel 35, can be heard twice, every Friday — Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 266: Count Chocula — Intro ++ Bob McFadden […]
Dear Chicago: just in time for Halloween, we bring you live Evil courtesy of Father John Misty and the Orwells , October 29th. Six pm. All ages. Free. Hosted at saki — Details: here .
A Tommy James and the Shondells original, Johnny Thunder and his crew turned the track inside out in 1968 transforming it into the soul/fuzz monster you hear, below. They took the reins and they ain’t […]
The San Francisco ballroom scene of the mid- to late-60s produced some genuinely legendary groups — Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Moby Grape among them. But for every band that went […]
Lux Interior : inter-dimensional, pan-sexual, time-traveling rock & roll alien. And radio host. As Halloween draws nigh we’re revving up for our annual airing of The Purple Knif Show, the one-off radio program hosted by Lux in […]
Astral blues. More freeform interstitial airwave debris transmitting somewhere off the coast of Los Angeles. Direct download, below; subscribe to future transmissions via iTunes and/or through the RSS, here. First four transmissions can be found, here , here , […]
( Sevens , a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) It’s science: We live in the Age of the Sad Song . Bright melodies, major chords, and “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah-isms” are greeted with suspicion by […]
Boo. 34 vintage spookers from the grey haas spanning 1957-1972. Download/tracklisting after the jump. For more undead, last year’s Halloween mixtape is still available, here .
Wednesday night, October 24th, Aquarium Drunkard presents Calexico at The Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood with the Dodos . The band is presently touring behind their ninth full-length LP, Algiers , released in September via ANTI Records. We’re giving away […]