Wet Tuna :: Warping All by Yourself

Deep fried in vibe and spiked with a little bit of the good stuff, Warping All by Yourself is a fresh helping of glorious rural delirium served up from the wooly woodland world of Wet Tuna. Here we find the untethered aural id of Matt “MV” Valentine roaming wild and…

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Videodrome :: Vigilante (1982)

(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.) When Vigilante premiered at Cannes in 1982, the film was quickly written off as a Death Wish ripoff. The timing of its release…

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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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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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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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Aquarium Drunkard Book Club :: Chapter 14

Welcome back to the stacks. It’s Aquarium Drunkard’s Book Club, our monthly gathering of recent (or not so recent) recommended reading. Your librarians this month are Tyler Wilcox, Justin Gage, Kyle Fortinsky, Jarrod Annis and Jason P. Woodbury. Where The Wild Gigs Were, Tim Hinely & Friends: From the 40 Watt…

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