Archive for May, 2018

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

And we’re back. Welcome to the May edition of the Aquarium Drunkard Transmissions podcast, our recurring series of conversations and audio esoterica. On this program, we’re joined by singer/songwriter Gillian Welch. Along with her partner David Rawlings, Welch has tapped into the wellspring of American vernacular music. Her masterful albums — including 2001’s Time (The Revelator) […]

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can now be heard every Wednesday at 7pm PST with an encore broadcasts on-demand via the SIRIUS/XM app. SIRIUS 523: Jean-Michel Bernard – Genérique Stéphane ++ Alex Chilton – Jumpin’ Jack Flash ++ Little Ed & The Soundmasters  – It’s A Dream ++ Howlin’ Wolf – […]

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. On her recent album Angeles of Death, singer/songwriter Jennifer Castle feels out the concept of grief, turning it over like a wet stone in her hand. It’s a remarkable record, both pained […]

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Los Angeles: Tomorrow night, Wednesday May 30th, Aquarium Drunkard presents the first installment of TALK SHOW, an intimate series of conversations surrounding on the worlds of music, art, film and beyond. Our first guest is artist Jess Rotter discussing her work in illustration, design, music + inspiration and forthcoming projects. Join us. 8pm. Free, open […]

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

“Return from what?” you might ask. Kamaal Williams, a.k.a. producer Henry Wu, was once a.k.a. one half of Yussef Kamaal, an excellent jazz duo with Yussef Dayes that released one nearly perfect album in Black Focus, and then flamed out almost as quickly as it formed. That album was released all the way back in […]

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Wooden Shjips, the bay-area quartet led by Moon Duo’s Ripley Johnson, release their fifth album, V., via the stalwart Thrill Jockey Records today. As the shadows cast begin to lengthen out here on the east, this new disc’s heavy dose of warm shoegaze psych is a more than welcome companion. Embodying the psychic spectrum of […]

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Catch Ryley Walker one day, and he may be forecasting his future as a bald, ponytailed guitar shredder; catch him another, and he’s sketching out a scene from the mid-2000s, scheming to pick up a book of pop theology and some blog rock. But somehow, his new lp, Deafman Glance, makes space for the whole […]