Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: May 2024

Freeform transmissions from Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab, airing every third Sunday of the month. This month features Chad DePasquale’s New Happy Gathering with a mix of dream-pop, industrial discord, and chamber music, and Tyler Wilcox’s Doom & Gloom From The Tomb with an early birthday tribute to Bob Dylan and his incredible Bootleg Series. Sunday, 4-6pm PT.

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: April 2024

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard returns to the Dublab airwaves for another round of sound. New Happy Gathering kicks things off with an hour of folk, chamber atmospheres, and downtown jazz + Doom & Gloom From The Tomb will jam some new favorites from 2024 — motorik workouts, early morning ambient and dreamy drones. Sunday, 4-6pm PT.

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: March 2024

Freeform transmissions from Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab. Airing every third Sunday of the month, RFAD on dublab features the pairing of Tyler Wilcox’s Doom and Gloom from the Tomb and Chad DePasquale’s New Happy Gathering. This month, Chad offers up a misty portal into spring — orchestral pop, psychedelic folk & earthy jazz; then, Tyler delivers some Stereolab-ish situations, from solo efforts and side projects to similarly styled space age bachelor pad music. 4-6pm PT.

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: February 2024

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard returns with a new installment of Chad DePasquale’s New Happy Gathering — freak-out funk, moody pop & avant-folk, plus a few tributes to some recently departed heroes. Then, Tyler Wilcox’s Doom and Gloom from the Tomb offers up some moody, ambient jazziness, gathered (mostly) from late 2023 and early 2024. Sunday, 5-7pm Pacific Standard Time….

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: November 2023

It’s time for another installment of Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab, four hours of sounds from AD selectors and friends. Up first, Chad DePasquale shares The New Happy Gathering Holiday Special: crunchy leaf folk, woolen country, and a palm wine-jazz cocktail. Then, Jason P. Woodbury concludes Range and Basin with a longform instrumental drift, encompassing digital soundtrack jazz, lunar epics, and synths. Then, Tyler Wilcox shares a special Doom and Gloom from the Tomb, featuring tunes heard in his CD-focused Bonus Tracks column. And to close, Gabriel Birnbaum shares a broadcast of his Foxy Digitalis Mix.

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: October 15, 2023

The veil between worlds is practically see through, it’s Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab. This month, Chad DePasquale drops in with New Happy Gathering, with a host of avant-autumn drone & spiritual jazz-soul numbers. Then, Jason P. Woodbury’s Range and Basin, featuring soul, jazz rock, synth epics, and vibes. Then Tyler Wilcox arrives with Doom & Gloom from the Tomb, featuring autumnal ambient sounds—mostly from 2023. And to close, Rob Jones of Be With Records shares Telemix, Vol 1.

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab :: September 17, 2023

Frequencies in flux, it’s Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab. This month, Chad DePasquale drops in with New Happy Gathering, featuring a blend of rustic sounds, lo-fi gospel, and electronic psych-pop. Then Jason P. Woodbury’s Range and Basin, featuring slo-mo rock & roll, surf-tinged pop, and spaced out psych. Then Tyler Wilcox arrives with Doom & Gloom from the Tomb, indulging the “tune in/zone out” region with about an hour’s worth of one of Wilcox’s favorite songs: “By This River” by Eno/Moebius/Roedelius. Hypnotic! To close, The Vacant Lots share a mix of songs that influenced the chrome plated retro-futurism of their album Interiors.

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard: August 2023

Rolling in from the other side. Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab, August 20th, 4-8 PM Pacific. This month, Chad DePasquale drops in with New Happy Gathering, featuring a patchwork of 2023 digs, both new and archival. Jason P. Woodbury’s Range and Basin comes forth with a Sun Ra and Sinéad O’Connor-inspired mix of remixes, dubs, and cosmic comfort blankets. Tyler Wilcox arrives with Doom & Gloom from the Tomb, featuring an hour’s worth of deep cuts/rarities/live jams/etc from The Band as a little tribute to the recently departed Robbie Robertson. And to close, a kosmiche lattice: New Horizons: American Visionary Music 1968-1986 presented by Tarotplane.

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: July 16, 2023

Signals coming from somewhere beyond. It’s time for Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard. This month, resident DJ Chad DePasquale opens up with New Happy Gathering, an hour of atmospheric samba, dusty psych-folk, and sinewy funk. Next, Jason Woodbury’s Range and Basin dedicates a whole show to Bill Frisell’s incredible “Egg Radio,” spanning live takes, covers, studio work and beyond. Then, Doom and Gloom from the Tomb with Tyler Wilcox shares an hour’s worth of bittersweet 2023 sounds. And to close, musician and writer Jeffrey Silverstein invites you to join him for an hour of slinky country and big sky sounds. Airs on dublab, Sunday, July 16, from 4-8 Pacific.

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: June 18, 2023

It’s time for Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard. This month, resident DJ Chad DePasquale opens up with New Happy Gathering, an hour of psychedelic sunshine pop, gauzy summer folk, and experimental outsider blues. Next, Jason Woodbury’s Range and Basin offers private press synth hymns, fried jammers, and future soul. Then, Doom and Gloom from the Tomb with Tyler Wilcox with sunbaked solar summer jazz from the ’60s and ’70s. And to close Aquarium Drunkard animator Mark Neeley presents Patchwork Radiant, an hour of music spanning jazz, symphony pop, mellow heat and more. Airs on dublab, Sunday, June 18, from 4-8 Pacific.

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: April 16, 2023

Coming in hot like mercury. Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard. Gentle drifts, upward shifts, and who knows what else in between. This month, resident DJ Chad Depasquale digs up a blend of funk, country, soul, and folk music—let yourself wander with New Happy Gathering. Next, Jason Woodbury’s desert sojourn Range and Basin after the end of the world. Then, Doom and Gloom from the Tomb with Tyler Wilcox. Some old stuff, some new stuff. All golden! And to close, a special mix from James Adams, a special presentation of Pretty Good Stuff: Bob Dylan in Japan. Airs on dublab, Sunday, April 16, from 4-8 Pacific.

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: March 2023

Coming through the haze, it’s Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab. Up first, New Happy Gathering offers an overcast hour of South African jazz, Japanese surf guitar psych, Hungarian pop, and outsider Americana. Then Range and Basin drops in with spoken word sci-fi mysticism, jazz, funk, and live recordings. Then, Doom and Gloom from the Tomb brings a mid-’60s Blue Note extravaganza of moody post-hard-bop. And to close, SUSS brings us a special hour-plus broadcast of influences, icons, and outliers from the Ambient Country scene. Tune in Sunday, March 19 from 4-8 PM Pacific time via dublab.

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: February 2023

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard, every third Sunday on dublab. This month, New Happy Gathering bundles a collection of new digs (current and archival) and heartfelt farewells to some recently lost legends. Then, Range and Basin offers a jazzy, soundscapey trip into the Sonoran Desert. To follow, Doom and Gloom sprawls out with an hour of neo-classical, library music, post-post-rock, retro-futurist situations, and recent jazz. To close, Sick Sad Motherslug with Ana Gavrilovska of Maggot Brain Magazine drifts out into cosmic expanses. Tune in Sunday, February 19 from 4—8 PM Pacific on dublab.

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: January 2022

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard, every third Sunday on dublab. This month, New Happy Gathering showcases an alternately upbeat and somber hour of jazz & dream pop, Range and Basin leans into long instrumentals and new age, and Doom and Gloom starts the year off right with an Honey Slides mix of dark all-electric Neil Young rarities. To close, Grey on Gray, an all-vinyl hour long slide to close out the last year and open up a new one. Fireside GORP-jazz, new age, and beyond. 1969-2022. Tune in Sunday, January 15 from 4—8 PM Pacific on dublab.