Archive for the 'Diversions' Category

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 […]

Monday, April 19th, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) Since their inception Le Switch have been called a lot of things, from Waits-ian barroom growlers to whiskey-soaked, confessional, soul-pop.  Both fitting, but one common descriptor that always manages to find its […]

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) This week we catch up with The Deadly Syndrome whose sophomore LP, Nolens Volens, was self-released by the band last month. After the jump, Deadly Syndrome’s William Etling and Jesse Hoy reflect […]

Wednesday, March 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. Today we catch up Roadside Graves’ John Gleason whose EP You Won’t Be Happy With Me came out last week.) A few months back I was driving to work and heard Shearwater’s […]

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) Being that Galaxie 500 were (for me) a key gateway band into a number of underground artists from the 60s/70s/80s, I was especially interested in this weeks Diversions entry: Dean Wareham on […]