Originating in 2005 and based in Los Angeles, Aquarium Drunkard is an eclectic audio journal focused on daily reviews, interviews, features, podcasts and sessions. Digging globally, AD bridges contemporary sounds with psych, jazz, avant-garde, folk, garage, funk and beyond. For heads, by heads.
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Guest contributors: Robyn Hitchcock, Will Oldham, Dungen, Jim James, Hollow Hand, Jeff Tweedy, Khruangbin, Lower Dens, Steve Gunn, Hiss Golden Messenger, Iceage, Psychic Temple, Mountain Goats, Mary Lattimore, Patterson Hood, James Elkington, Mark Kozelek, Allah-Las, Spooner Oldham, Jon Spencer, Kevin Morby, Ilyas Ahmed, Joan Shelley, John Vanderslice, Akron/Family, Steve Earle, White Fence, Anton Newcombe, Sunwatchers, Nap Eyes, Mikal Cronin, Kacy & Clayton, The Sandwitches, Mountain Man, The Raccoonists, Hamilton Leithauser, Parquet Courts, Sarah Louise, Gordon Gano, Josh Tillman, Cut Worms, The Antlers, Little Wings, Jason Isbell, Richard Swift, Anna St. Louis, The Handsome Family, Daniel Hutchens, Frida Hyvönen, Castanets, Drive-By Truckers, William Tyler, William Elliott Whitmore, Tortoise, Father John Misty, Kikagaku Moyo, The Broken West, Lucero, Horse Feathers, Rodriguez, Bowerbirds, Port O’brien, Portugal The Man, Frankel, Sam Evian, Rosali, Cornelia Murr, Roadside Graves, Josh Rouse, Throw Me The Statue, The Whigs, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Fruit Bats, James Jackson Toth, James Husband, Bear In Heaven, RF Shannon, Japandroids, The Minus 5, Megafaun, King Tuff, White Hinterland, Wolf People, The Deadly Syndrome, Dean Wareham, Frog Eyes, Doug Paisley, Everest, Lotus Plaza, The Ruby Suns, The Jim Jones Revue, Chris Cohen, Sunset, Elf Power, Bobby Bare Jr., Breathe Owl Breathe, Blitzen Trapper, Ben Weaver, Michael Nau, The Autumn Defense, Robert Ellis, Hacienda, John Grant, Wooden Wand, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Michael Rault, Skygreen Leopards, Matthew E. White, The Amazing, Porcelain Raft, Tashaki Miyaki, Night Beds, Daniel Romano, Chris Forsyth, Sonny & The Sunsets, Bobby Bare Jr., Of Montreal, Eric D. Johnson, Jolie Holland, Nathan Salsberg, Blitzen Trapper, Benjamin Booker, Daniel Bachman, Ultimate Painting, Jennifer Castle, Alex Bleeker, Springtime Carnivore, Diane Coffee, Jess Williamson, Ryley Walker, Gruff Rhys, Rickie Lee Jones and many more.
Interviews: Yoko Ono, John Cale, Seun Kuti, Pere Ubu, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Peter Buck, Kikagaku Moyo, Jim Jarmusch, Brian Wilson, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Dwight Yoakam, Loudon Wainwright III, Amen Dunes, Alan Vega, Adrian Sherwood, Kurt Vile, Michael Chapman, Dave Davies, Ty Segall, Nick Lowe, Jeff Tweedy, Dean Ween, Mountain Goats, Hailu Mergia, Robyn Hitchcock, Protomartyr, Yo La Tengo, Mickey Hart, David Crosby, Gillian Welch, Jeff Bridges, Pauline Anna Strom, Richard Thompson, Neko Case, Trî¤d, Grî¤s & Stenar, Cass McCombs, Howard Wales, Ronnie Spector, Tim Heidecker, Tom Jones, Lola Kirke, Glenn Kotche, Jah Wobble, Idris Ackamoor, Colin Newman (Wire), Richard Lloyd (Television), Paul Major, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bill Fay, Daniel Lanois, Mike Watt, Phil Cook, Scott McCaughey, Lift To Experience, Joan Shelley, Woods, Laraaji, Bill Vitt, Vic Chesnutt, Kris Kristofferson, Orrin Evans, Margo Price, Okkervil River, Mary Timony, Marc Ribot, Terry Allen, Henry Rollins, Ryley Walker, James Elkington, Cody Chesnutt, Lou Barlow, Sarah Davachi, Willis Earl Beal, No Age, Psychic Temple, Michael Nau, Circuit des Yeux, Jody Stephens (Big Star), Torres, The Weather Station, Lambchop, Richard Buckner, The Olivia Tremor Control, Kevin Morby, Jim White, Silver Jews, Elyse Weinberg, John Mulaney, Matthew Sweet, The Clientele, Chris Robinson, The Hold Steady, Merle Haggard, Moon Duo, Joanna Brouk, Centro-Matic, K. Leimer, Plush, Alejandro Escovedo, The National, Beth Orton, The Felice Brothers, Scott Fagan, Shearwater, Parquet Courts, The Dream Syndicate, Howe Gelb, Daniel Norgren, Real Estate, Anton Newcombe, AA Bondy, Brendan Benson, Twin Peaks, The Low Anthem, Pere Ubu, Nathan Bowles, Jay Farrar, Shirley Collins, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Mattson 2, Andrew Savage, Circulatory System, Ethan Miller, Condo Fucks, Jason Lytle, Akron/Family, William Bell, The Weather Station, The Moondoggies, Telekinesis, Megafaun, Phosphorescent, Charlie Louvin, Castanets, Dan Auerbach, Benji Hughes, Cheap Trick, The Walkmen, Mikal Cronin, The Rosebuds, Horse Feathers, Mercyland, Blitzen Trapper, Kelly Hogan, Damien Jurado, DeVotchka, The Whigs, The Broken West, Car Seat Headrest, Quintron, Calexico, Hayden, Eric Bachmann, Patterson Hood, Arcade Fire, Whitney, Beach House, Skygreen Leopards, Portastatic, Born Ruffians, Twin Peaks, Animal Collective, The Antlers, Kelly Hogan, Foxygen, Mikael Jorgensen, Futurebirds, Lissie, Wye Oak, The Love Language, Five Eight, Dale Murphy, Foxygen, Menomena, Corin Tucker, Destroyer, Superchunk, Beachwood Sparks, Lucinda Williams, Wooden Wand, Margo Guryan, Itasca, The Growlers, Father John Misty, Chris Cohen, Steve Gunn, Hiss Golden Messenger, Chris Stamey, Angel Olsen, Camera Obscura, Bobby Whitlock, The Baptist Generals, Bonny Doon, Daughn Gibson, Van Dyke Parks, Califone, Gary Numan, William Tyler, Mark Renner, Doug Paisley, Peter Walker, The Rock*A*Teens, Christopher Denny, Castanets, Dwight Twilley, David Gedge (The Wedding Present), John Lurie and many more.