Archive for the 'Diversions' Category

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) I have been writing about Ben Weaver as long as I’ve been publishing Aquarium Drunkard.  His music, and words, are comprised of the same grit that initially drew me in me to […]

Monday, November 1st, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) Named after the rural Michigan cabin Breathe Owl Breathe built, live in and work out of, the troupe’s latest full-length, Magic Central, is an unexpected trip.  At first glance Breathe Owl Breathe […]

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

October 12th sees the release of Great Lakes fourth album, Ways of Escape. Below, founding, and constant, member Ben Crum reflects on the process, and hurdles, it took to get there.  Great Lakes will play a record release show, with the full band that played on Ways of Escape, at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn […]

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) Earlier this month Nashville troubadour Bobby Bare Jr. lit out for the territories on tour in support of his first full-length record in four years, A Storm A Tree My Mother’s Head […]

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) Dedicated to their friend and collaborator Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power’s self-titled tenth LP is one of maturity and grace. A decade and a half into their career, the group’s lo-fi leaning pop […]

Monday, July 26th, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) Bill Baird and Sunset have steadily become one of my favorite exports out of Austin, TX. As prolific as he is talented, Baird and co. seemingly, and quietly, release a record, 7″, […]

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) Musically, Brits absorbing American influences and selling it right back to us is nothing new. See: the Rolling Stones, the Animals, Peter Green, Billy Childish etc.   Most Americans are either a) too […]

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) If you’re local, and like the rock & roll, chances are you have caught an Everest show or two. And even if you’re not, with the band frequently touring with likes of […]

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

The weather in Austin during SXSW is typically in the 80s, and this year was no different–until the final day; on Saturday it dropped to a high of 38 degrees. No one was dressed/prepared for it. After four days of running around Austin I decided to spend the majority of my afternoon camped out at […]