Francis The Great :: Look Up In The Sky

12+ minute elongated funk groove with mic heat courtesy of a seven year old. 1977, Paris. HOT CASA RECORDS VOL 1 by Francis The Great Only the good shit. Aquarium Drunkard is powered by its patrons. Keep the servers humming and help us continue doing it by pledging your support via our…

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Videodrome :: The Holy Mountain

(Welcome to Videodrome. A recurring column plumbing the depths of vintage and contemporary cinema – from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir, documentary and beyond.) In 1927, the American musical The Jazz Singer became the first feature-length film with synchronized dialogue. Its release was a watershed moment, marking…

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

Sidereal Orientation. Via satellite, transmitting from northeast Los Angeles — the Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35. 7pm California time, Wednesdays. SIRIUS 695: Intro ++ Antonio Carlos & Jocafi – Kabaluere ++ Alemayehu Eshete – Alteleyeshegnem ++ Azymuth – Seems Like This ++ Orlandivo – Onde Anda O Meu…

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Aaron Kyle :: Here In The River

No stranger to these pages, LA based singer-songwriter Aaron Kyle has been releasing a steady stream of music for the past two decades. From the askew pop of his ’00’s project, Le Switch, to the countrypolitan guise of his most recent Geronimo Getty persona, the throughline was the storytelling. This…

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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. 8pm-2am at Lucille (77 Rainey St.). Come hang. 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.…

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Träd Gräs och Stenar :: I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

In their native Swedish, Träd Gräs och Stenar translates to ‘Trees, Grass, and Stones,’ and the communal psych jammers never hesitated to emphasize the third part of their moniker. The band’s reading of “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” from their 1970 debut isn’t so much a cover as it is…

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Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: February 2022

Transmitting from the far side of the moon, 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, an offering of lovesick soul, psychedelic spirituals, moonlit doo-wop, and West African pop—a belated valentine wish equal…

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Michael Hurley :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

With a career that stretches back to his 1964 glistening debut on Folkways, Michael Hurley has continued to churn out wholly singular albums of interstellar country blues, scattered across decades and labels. Released in December just prior to his 80th birthday, his latest (and first for No Quarter) The Time…

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Robert Stillman :: What Does It Mean To Be American?

On his latest album of piano, reeds, and percussion, expat composer Robert Stillman probes the notion of American identity. What Does It Mean To Be American? is Stillman’s eighth studio album, and like the ones that came before it, including 2016’s Rainbow and 2019’s Reality, it’s a beautifully rendered work,…

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Laraaji :: Transmissions

“Transmissions is a lovely name; I think that’s a very crucial name for this age.” So says mystic musician Laraaji, our guest this week on the show. Sitting down with host Jason P. Woodbury, His Orangeness (AKA Edward Larry Gordon) discusses his new collaboration with NOUS and Arji OceAnanda, Circle…

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