Archive for the 'Vic Chesnutt' Category

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Vic Chesnutt left us five years ago in December of 2009. We’re still listening. Vic Chesnutt w/ Liz Durrett :: Somewhere

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

This is the strangest rock club I’ve ever played in, you know? I was wondering where the graffiti with dicks on the wall was. Well, now I know where they are, because I left a few on the wall in there. So the next band here will feel more at home. And now we play. […]

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 […]

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

The opening line of Vic Chesnutt’s About to Choke is about as apt a self description as one could ask for from a writer: “A funny pilgrim on a crazy crusade.” And whether this was meant to be referential to Chesnutt’s life on the whole or merely his then recent plunge into the upper echelons […]

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Vic was our Keats, our Nina Simone. There will never be another like him. – Guy Picciotto, Fugazi It’s funny the things we tend to remember, or I should say, the things I tend to remember. The minutiae. The first time I heard the name Vic Chesnutt was in the Fall of 1995; I was […]

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Yes, you are indeed correct — Vic Chesnutt did just release a new album three weeks ago (At The Cut). You can read all about the impetus and execution of that record in our August interview with Vic here (a highly recommended read for Vic fans). Skitter On Take-Off is Chesnutt’s second LP of 2009, […]

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Vic Chesnutt belongs to a pantheon of the most unique and gifted songwriters that has emerged in the modern era of rock/pop/folk. For nearly 20 years, his channeling of Southern Gothic storytelling, along with a gift for vignettes and lyrical imagery, has won him a collection of devout fans. Vic is getting ready to release […]

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Vic Chestnutt is no stranger to collaboration. One need look no further than his work with Brute, Lambchop, or most recently, his new LP Dark Developments, with fellow Athenians Elf Power. On each of the aforementioned collaborations Chesnutt has deftly straddled that fine line between retaining what makes his prescence and songwriting such a singular […]

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Check, check…any Italian readers in the house today? If so, heads up, Liz Durrett is presently touring Italy — possibly in a town near you. I’ve seen Durrett, live, twice now, once solo and once with her uncle, and sometime musical co-conspirator, Vic Chesnutt. Both shows were great, but I don’t believe I heard them […]