Aquarium Drunkard: Sidecar/June 18, 2018
Welcome to Aquarium Drunkard's bi-monthly dispatch of audio esoterica, interviews, mixtapes, and cultural ephemera, presented by Gold Diggers boutique hotel, bar and recording studios in East Hollywood, Calif.
Talk Show :: In Conversation With Robbie Simon
Wednesday, June 20th, Aquarium Drunkard presents TALK SHOW, an intimate series of conversations surrounding the worlds of music, art, film and beyond. Our guest this month is Robbie Simon discussing his work in design, art, and music. 8 pm. Free, open to the public at Gold Diggers in East Hollywood. Records and revelry to follow.
Miles Davis :: Electric -Vienna, 1973
Electric Miles Davis in Vienna, 1973, with Miles on trumpet and organ, Dave Liebman, sax, Reggie Lucas and Pete Cosey, guitars, Micahel Henderson, bass, Mtume, percussion and Al Foster on drums. This band...
Michael Nau :: Funny In Real Life
The latest cut from the forthcoming self-titled Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread LP. Where lead single, “Less Than Positive,” was soaring with Spector-isms, “Funny” finds Nau and company easing off the throttle and settling into a sublime Cadillac groove that we can’t get enough of these days. The song came together in parts, he says. “I like to think that one giant song shattered, and I’m just trying to scoop up and arrange the pieces into something that feels good. That’s how I wanna picture it today.” Cruise along with this one and catch the band when they play the west coast this October.
Holger Czukay :: Cinema (A Retrospective)
Holger Czukay was a genius of rhythm of the highest possible order, on par with Fela Kuti, James Brown, Steve Reich, and pretty much anyone else to ever braid together a few pulses. A founding member of Can, Cinema (A Retrospective) collects five LPs’ worth of solo material from 1960 to 2008, showcasing his signature musical curiosity.
These Are Better Days :: Bruce Springsteen 1987-1996
Our look back at a decade that found Bruce Springsteen evolving and growing as an artist and musician. Exploring The Album Collection: Vol. 2, we reckon with "the work of a songwriter facing himself and the world around him, creating art about how growing up means seeing yourself and others in non-idealized terms."
African Scream Contest Vol. 2 :: Benin 1969-1980
And there’s a lot to scream about on African Scream Contest 2, the sequel to the legendary 2008 compilation of the same name put together by ace crate-digger Sam Ben Redjeb, the former flight attendant behind the Analog Africa label. Like its older brother, 2 makes the case for the vitality and richness of the music scene in Benin, a country whose musical legacy is greatly overshadowed by its Nigerian neighbors to the east and, to a lesser degree, by Ghana to the west.
Tune into the weekly two-hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, every Wednesday at 7 PM PST with encore broadcasts on-demand via the SIRIUS/XM app.