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Aquarium Drunkard: Sidecar/May 4, 2020

Welcome to Sidecar, Aquarium Drunkard's three-times-a-week dispatch of audio ephemera, recommendations, and links. Do you appreciate our 24/7 radio stream, weekly two-hour show on Sirius/XM, Transmissions podcastThe Lagniappe Sessions—where your favorite artists cover their favorite artists—and our deep dive interviews, historical features, mixtapes, and audio/visual excursions? If you do, the best way to support AD is to contribute funds via Patreon. Pledge, get cool stuff, and support independent media.

Aquarium Drunkard Picture Show: Liminal Shift (Episode Two) 

More ether-access basement broadcasts transmitting from the hills of Glassell Park, Calif. Welcome to episode two of the Aquarium Drunkard Picture Show: Liminal Shift.

Beastie Boys: Live in Glasgow (1999)

Inspired by Desert Oracle's Ken Lanye, we paired that new Beastie Boys doc with this classic footage: the Beasties in Glasgow, on the verge of a new millennium, blending funk, punk, hip-hop, and raw showmanship. 

Transmissions: A Conversation With Buck Curran

On this episode, your Transmissions co-host Jason P. Woodbury caught up with guitarist and songwriter Buck Curran. Formerly one half of the psychedelic duo Arborea, Buck is currently situated in Bergamo, Italy, in one of the areas hit hardest by COVID-19. Though he’s quarantining with his family, he decided now was the right time to release his third solo album, No Love is Sorrow. Listen wherever you heard podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more. 

A Salty Salute: The Oral History of Guided By Voices' Indie Classic Alien Lanes

25 years later, there's still no other album like Alien Lanes writes Steven Hyden in the intro of his great oral history of GBV's ninth album. "Not only did band members frequently trade instruments, they found ways to 'play' everything from battered violins to trash can lids. They eschewed 'professional' record-making techniques in favor of spontaneous strokes of genius, like when Pollard achieved a tremolo vocal effect by asking his brother to pound on his back as he sang. Or when he created a rhythm track by recording the sound of a friend snoring." Rounding up band members, critics, fans, label folks, and more, this is an essential read


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