Tinariwen :: Radio Tisdas/Amassakoul Influences (Mixtape)

It’s been 20 years since the world was introduced to Tinariwen, but their roots stretch back much farther. In the late 1970s, nomadic founder Ibrahim Ag Alhabib began travelling through towns and refugee camps in the Saharan desert, picking up fellow musicians along the way. The group’s first commercially released…

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The Aquarium Drunkard Show: SIRIUS/XMU (7pm PDT, Channel 35)

Via satellite, transmitting from northeast Los Angeles — the Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35. 7pm California time, Wednesdays. SIRIUS 700: Intro ++ 13th Floor Elevators – Moon Song (Take 1) ++ Gene Clark – Tears of Rage ++ Crazy Horse – I Don’t Want To Talk About it…

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Jards Macalé :: Farinha do Desprezo

After hanging out and recording with Caetano Veloso in his London exile, Jards Macalé returned to Brazil to lay down this slinky slab of progressive MPB. Released in 1972, just as the last embers of tropicália were still giving off heat, Jards Macalé is a stripped-down acoustic outing combining a…

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Cherokee Rose :: I’m Not Ready

High five to Don Giovanni Records (on a winning streak this year with new releases from the likes of Swamp Dogg and Lavender Country) for digging up the mid-’90s cosmic country records of Cherokee Rose. Growing up in Minneapolis, the now Santa Fe-residing Rose Moore had occasion to bring her…

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Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on Dublab :: March 2022

Transmitting from a ghost station on the other side of Saturn, it’s Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab, a four-hour freeform excursion airing every third Sunday of the month. In hour one, New Happy Gathering with Chad DePasquale, a cartographic sojourn through psychedelic cumbia, Singaporean pop, Bahamian dance, Senegalese highlife, Brazilian art-rock, Greek…

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The Aquarium Drunkard Show: SIRIUS/XMU (7pm PDT, Channel 35)

Look Up In The Sky. Via satellite, transmitting from northeast Los Angeles — the Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35. 7pm California time, Wednesdays. SIRIUS 698: Intro ++ Akiko Yano – Funamachi-Uta Part 2 ++ Shintaro Sakamoto – From The Dead ++ Art Feynman – Small House Blues ++…

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Beauty Pill :: Transmissions

Our guests this week are Chad Clark and Erin Nelson of DC post-punk band Beauty Pill. Clark emerged from the DC/Dischord punk scene with his band Smart Went Crazy, and he worked on records by Fugazi, Dismemberment Plan, Lungfish, Q & Not U, and many more. He formed Beauty Pill…

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FRÄLST!: A Selection Of Swedish Christian Grooves (1969-1979)

With a framework now shaped around the loosely defined Jesus People Music (and adjacent sounds), it’s fascinating to dig into similar relics from around the globe such as the remarkable new compilation, FRÄLST! – A Selection of Swedish Christian Grooves 1969-1979. A deep, heady dive into the sounds produced from Swedish…

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Colpitts :: Music From The Accident

A little over four years ago, the underground drumming titan John Colpitts was in a cab heading to the Los Angeles airport, when a drunk driver behind him smashed into the car and sent a carefully arranged, overscheduled life into chaos. As Kid Millions, Colpitts had been drumming for Oneida…

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