On May 26, Aquarium Drunkard and Org Music present Jesus People Music Vol. 2. Culled from the BlackForrestry’s AD mixtapes of obscure ’60s and ’70s Jesus People psych, rock, folk, and country. In advance of this collection’s release, we’re presenting its liner notes, written by Jason P. Woodbury.
We’re heading back to Austin this week, presenting not one, but two showcases. First up is Friday night’s AD x Gold Diggers shindig at Lucille (on Rainey Street) with Orions Belte, Fruit Bats, Bonny Doon, Pearl & The Oysters, Aoife Nessa Frances and The Golden Dregs. Still upright? If so, come by our unofficial day party on Saturday with Hippie Scum at Lolo Wine (E. 6th Street) at noon and catch Peter One, Cactus Lee, Sean Thompson’s Weird Ears, Rogé, Peel Dream Magazine, Future Museums and Skyway Man.
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.
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….
The return of Jazz Fest in New Orleans. On May 5th & 6th, Aquarium Drunkard presents Dinner Party – the collaboration between Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, and Terrace Martin – at One Eyed Jacks on Decatur street. Two shows per night.
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
Thursday, February 24th, Aquarium Drunkard presents Cate Le Bon with Mega Bog at the Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles. Tickets on sale now … We are giving away five pairs of tickets to AD readers. […]
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.
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.
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.
Saturday night, October 3rd, the Aquarium Drunkard livestream series continues with the unparalleled William Tyler.
Performing live from Gold Diggers in East Hollywood, tune in at 6pm pacific.
Now available to stream on-demand.
Dusting off my crate for the first time in 6 months at Gold Diggers, 6-8 pacific. Free livestream. But wait, there’s more….
Artist David Phillips is going to paint on the other side of the stage while I play records. The finished framed canvas will be auctioned off with proceeds going to NIVA (Save Our Stages).
At 44 tracks, the digital relief album serves up a massive helping of AD compatriots including, but not limited to, Steve Gunn, Mary Lattimore, James Toth, Sarah Louise, Maston, Bill MacKay, MV & EE, Andrew Tuttle, and loads more.
Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Jeff Parker And The New Breed @ Gold Diggers March 5th. Not to be missed. Los Angeles, Calif.