Archive for the 'Sonny & The Sunsets' Category

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

“Death and transformation are the coolest shit to write about. When you look at life from a mystical point of view, we’re all going through changes all the time.” So said Sonny Smith when we interviewed him last year ahead of his Sonny & the Sunsets LP Talent Night at the Ashram. Smith returns with […]

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

To be fearless in any aspect of one’s life is a feat not easily attained. In the art-world, perhaps the stakes are even higher. As an artist’s credibility and validity are, by nature, prone to scrutiny, often those who make it through the ringer are the ones capable of re-invention and whom resist the urge […]

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Prolific – a word that is often bandied about in reference to artists who reject typical release schedules, and/or have concurrent projects in the works at any given time. Sonny Smith meets […]

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

For those of you sans satellite radio, below is the Aquarium Drunkard session we cut with Sonny & The Sunsets earlier this month in Los Angeles. It debuts on my SIRIUS/XMU show tomorrow. No stranger to the AD show (between his various and sundry projects and handles, Sonny Smith’s music seems to make an appearance […]

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Occasionally, when the mood strikes, I’ll make seasonal recommendations, and folks, today is one such occasion. Newly reissued by Fat Possum, Sonny & The Sunsets’ LP Tomorrow is Alright (originally released in 2009 via Soft Abuse) deserves a place in your summer soundtrack. Tailor made for sunburns, balmy nights and road trips, this is a […]