About :: Aquarium Drunkard

Based in Los Angeles, Aquarium Drunkard is an eclectic audio blog featuring daily music reviews, interviews, features, mp3 samples and sessions. Originating in 2005, digging globally, the Drunkard bridges contemporary sounds with vintage garage, psych, folk, country, soul, funk, r&b and beyond.

Helmed by Justin Gage, the site has since spun off Autumn Tone Records, the Aquarium Drunkard Presents series, the Lagniappe Sessions and the weekly, two hour, Aquarium Drunkard Show airing Fridays on SIRIUS/XMU (channel 35), Noon-2pm EST. Gage is a working music supervisor for film and music consultant. He authored the 2009 guide/travelogue Memphis And The Delta Blues Trail.

Noteworthy AD guest contributors include: Robyn Hitchcock, Will Oldham, Dungen, Jim James, Lower Dens, Steve Gunn, Hiss Golden Messenger, Patterson Hood, Mark Kozelek, Allah-Las, Spooner Oldham, Jon Spencer, Kevin Morby, Joan Shelley, John Vanderslice, Akron/Family, Steve Earle, White Fence, Anton Newcombe, Mikal Cronin, The Sandwitches, Hamilton Leithauser, Parquet Courts, Gordon Gano, J. Tillman, The Antlers, Jason Isbell, Richard Swift, The Handsome Family, Daniel Hutchens, Frida Hyvönen, Castanets, Drive-By Truckers, William Tyler, William Elliott Whitmore, Father John Misty, The Broken West, Lucero, Horse Feathers, Rodriguez, Bowerbirds, Port O’brien, Portugal The Man, Frankel, Roadside Graves, Josh Rouse, Throw Me The Statue, The Whigs, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Fruit Bats, James Jackson Toth, James Husband, Bear In Heaven, Japandroids, The Minus 5, Megafaun, King Tuff, White Hinterland, Wolf People, The Deadly Syndrome, Dean Wareham, Frog Eyes, Doug Paisley, Everest, Lotus Plaza, The Ruby Suns, The Jim Jones Revue, Chris Cohen, Sunset, Elf Power, Bobby Bare Jr., Breathe Owl Breathe, Ben Weaver, The Autumn Defense, Robert Ellis, Hacienda, John Grant, Wooden Wand, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Skygreen Leopards, Matthew E. White, The Amazing, Porcelain Raft, Tashaki Miyaki, Night Beds, Daniel Romano, Chris Forsyth, Sonny & The Sunsets, Bobby Bare Jr., Of Montreal, Eric D. Johnson, Jolie Holland, Benjamin Booker, Daniel Bachman, Ultimate Painting, Jennifer Castle, Alex Bleeker, Diane Coffee, Jess Williamson, Ryley Walker, Gruff Rhys, Rickie Lee Jones and many more.

Interviews: John Cale, Pere Ubu, Peter Buck, Brian Wilson, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Dwight Yoakam, Alan Vega, Michael Chapman, Dave Davies, Protomartyr, Yo La Tengo, David Crosby, Jeff Bridges, Neko Case, Cass McCombs, Tom Jones, Bill Fay, Mike Watt, Lift To Experience, Joan Shelley, Bill Vitt, Vic Chesnutt, Kris Kristofferson, Terry Allen, Henry Rollins, Cody Chesnutt, Willis Earl Beal, No Age, Psychic Temple, Jody Stephens (Big Star), Lambchop, Richard Buckner, The Olivia Tremor Control, Kevin Morby, Jim White, Silver Jews, Elyse Weinberg, Matthew Sweet, Chris Robinson, The Hold Steady, Merle Haggard, Joanna Brouk, Centro-Matic, K. Leimer, Alejandro Escovedo, The National, Beth Orton, The Felice Brothers, Scott Fagan, Shearwater, Howe Gelb, AA Bondy, Brendan Benson, Twin Peaks, The Low Anthem, Jay Farrar, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Circulatory System, Condo Fucks, Jason Lytle, Akron/Family, The Moondoggies, Telekinesis, Megafaun, Phosphorescent, Charlie Louvin, Castanets, Dan Auerbach, The Walkmen, Mikal Cronin, The Rosebuds, Horse Feathers, Mercyland, Blitzen Trapper, Kelly Hogan, DeVotchka, The Whigs, The Broken West, Car Seat Headrest, Quintron, Calexico, Hayden, Patterson Hood, Arcade Fire, Whitney, Beach House, Skygreen Leopards, Portastatic, Born Ruffians, Twin Peaks, Animal Collective, The Antlers, Kelly Hogan, Foxygen, Mikael Jorgensen, Futurebirds, Lissie, The Love Language, Five Eight, Dale Murphy, Foxygen, Menomena, Corin Tucker, Destroyer, Superchunk, Beachwood Sparks, Lucinda Williams, Wooden Wand, Margo Guryan, The Growlers, Father John Misty, Chris Cohen, Steve Gunn, Hiss Golden Messenger, Chris Stamey, Angel Olsen, Camera Obscura, Bobby Whitlock, The Baptist Generals, Daughn Gibson, Van Dyke Parks, Califone, Gary Numan, William Tyler, Doug Paisley, Peter Walker, The Rock*A*Teens, Christopher Denny, Castanets, Dwight Twilley, John Lurie and many more.

Selected Press:

* Urban Outfitters / For The Record: Aquarium Drunkard
* VICE Magazine Interview: Justin Gage / Sidecar: Transmissions
* Northern Transmissions: Aquarium Drunkard Interview
* L.A. Times – A primer to Aquarium Drunkard’s WAVED OUT festival
* L.A. Times – 11 L.A. artists honor Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram’ – Aquarium Drunkard
* L.A. Times – Justin ‘Aquarium Drunkard’ Visits The Blues, And Lives To Write About It
* LAist profiles Aquarium Drunkard founder, Justin Gage
* 2012 LA Weekly Profile – A Cool, Weird Music Bar on the Internet
* Aquarium Drunkard: 2014 CMJ Showcase

The blog’s content changes as AD’s interests do. . .

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