Atenção! Novos Sons do Brasil

Coming your way especially for Record Store Day, Aquarium Drunkard’s own premium house blend of heady Brazilian vibes. Curated and produced by AD founder Justin Gage, Atenção! is the stuff that’s scarcely left our turntable in the last few years, a compilation of artists who seem to be working both independently and collectively, presenting a kaleidoscopic mash-up of sounds and styles rooted firmly in the present, all laced with loving doses of classic Brasiliana.

Digging The Smithsonian Vaults

Smithsonian Folkways let us dig through their vast vaults for the latest installment of their ongoing People’s Picks series. An enigmatic maze, its hedges conjoin all manner of sound from around the globe. Selected by Justin Gage, expect: avant-garde jazz saxophonist Sonny Simmons live in Paris, an Alan Lomax field recording, the propulsive percussion of the Garifuna people, the sympathetic sitar of Shamim Ahmed, some square dance soul, “sacred” steel, Quebecois folk with a funky-drummer, and beyond….

Aquarium Drunkard :: SXSW 2022

We’re heading back to Austin for SXSW next month, throwing a party with Gold Diggers the night of Friday, March 18th. And, yes, that is indeed the zamrock W.I.T.C.H.

Featuring: W.I.T.C.H. | Steve Gunn | Cymande | Ada Lea | Kiwi Jr. | Marina Allen

Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Steve Gunn – April 1st @ Gold Diggers

No April fool’s, here. Via Gold Diggers in East Hollywood, Calif. USA, AD presents Steve Gunn in concert.

On Thursday, April 1st, Steve Gunn will premiere his first fully produced streamed concert. Presented by Aquarium Drunkard, this solo set will see Gunn debut new material alongside fan favorites. The set will stream via Noonchorus and kick off at 8 PM local time.

Jesus People Music Vol . 1 :: Record Store Day Black Friday

Behold. On November 27, Aquarium Drunkard and Org Music present Jesus People Music Vol. 1: The End is at Hand. Culled from the BlackForrestry’s AD mixtapes of obscure ’60s and ’70s Jesus People psych, rock, folk, and country, this collection is available only at record stores on Record Store Black Friday, limited 1,000 copies electric blue colored vinyl. In advance of this collection’s release, we’re presenting its liner notes, written by curators Josh Swartwood and Doug Cooper with Jason P. Woodbury.

Aquarium Drunkard Presents: PYLON – In Conversation (Livestream, October 14)

Wednesday, October 14th–live from the fabulous 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA–Aquarium Drunkard presents a conversation with Pylon’s Vanessa Briscoe Hay and Michael Lachowski, in anticipation of the forthcoming Pylon Box vinyl retrospective.

Moderated by our friend Andrew Reiger (Elf Power), the free event kicks off at 8pm Eastern. Tune in here, or view the simulcast via AD channels.

Aquarium Drunkard Presents: A Tribute to Talk Talk / Los Angeles, 8.26

This Monday night (8.26), Aquarium Drunkard presents a tribute to the music of Talk Talk and its late founder, Mark Hollis. The evening will be a showcase of the group’s work led by Mirror Man – a group comprised of the members of Derde Verde and friends. The collective put this on several months ago downtown, and it was fantastic, demanding an encore performance. This is it. Free and open to the public. 8pm at Gold Diggers in East Hollywood.