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Weekly podcast companion for the Aquarium Drunkard music blog / SIRIUS XMU satellite radio show. Sound collage, old-school, free-form radio.

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Weekly podcast companion for the Aquarium Drunkard music blog / SIRIUS XMU satellite radio show. Sound collage, old-school, free-form radio.

    Transmissions :: Steve Berlin (Los Lobos)

    Transmissions :: Steve Berlin (Los Lobos)

    This week on Transmissions, the final episode of the season: Steve Berlin. Steve plays saxophone in Los Lobos, whose new album is called, Native Sons. It features Los Angeles-centric covers by the likes of WAR, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and Thee Midniters. But Steve’s a fascinating figure on his own. He came up in the punk scenes of LA, playing with The Blasters and the Flesh Eaters, but since then he’s gone on to work with everyone from Rickie Lee Jones to The Replacements, The Go-Gos to R.E.M. and many more. Transmissions will return in January 2022, until then, follow Aquarium Drunkard for more and dig into the archives. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Transmissions :: Helado Negro

    Transmissions :: Helado Negro

    This week on Transmissions, our weekly series of strange conversations: Roberto Carlos Lange of Helado Negro. His new album of electronic bliss pop, psychedelic ambient, and soulful love songs is called Far In. Lange joined host Jason P. Woodbury for a talk about Marfa, his journey through the world of independent music, expansive views of consciousness, and the early days of his musical practice—as well as much more.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Transmissions :: Scott Hirsch

    Transmissions :: Scott Hirsch

    This week on Transmissions, our weekly series of strange conversations: Scott Hirsch. Perhaps you know his name from the credits of albums by William Tyler or Alice Gerrard. Or perhaps you're into his solo records: the nocturnally grooving Windless Day is the latest. He's a long time collaborator of M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, and their relationship stretches back to the post-hardcore band Ex-Ignota. Hirsch joins host Jason Woodbury from his Ojai studio Echo Magic. On this episode, we discuss JJ Cale, the spiritual topography of California, and his punk rock immersion into the broader world of independent rock.

    • 57 min
    Transmissions :: Jeffrey Alexander of The Heavy Lidders and Dire Wolves

    Transmissions :: Jeffrey Alexander of The Heavy Lidders and Dire Wolves

    This week on the Transmissions, Jeffrey Alexander of The Heavy Lidders and Dire Wolves. For decades now, he's been a fixture in the psychedelic mutant underground. He's got a great new self-titled record out now on Arrowhawk with his song-oriented project the Heavy Lidders, a vast catalog with Dire Wolves, and a forthcoming split cassette with Rhyton. Alexander joined us for a conversation about science fiction and fantasy, the Dead, improv, and his life in independent music. And as a bonus, we're presenting a live performance over at Aquarium Drunkard, featuring Drew Gardner and Jesse Sheppard of Elkland and drummer Scott Verrastro.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Transmissions :: Damon and Naomi

    Transmissions :: Damon and Naomi

    Hey, welcome back to Transmissions, we're so glad to have you here tuning in. Today on the show, I’m joined by two lifers of independent rock, Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang. Their latest is a tremendous album called A Sky Record. Reviewing the record for Aquarium Drunkard, Tyler Wilcox called it “one of Damon & Naomi’s most purely gorgeous sounding records—and considering the glories of what’s come before, that’s a real accomplishment.” It features the guitar work of Michio Kurihara of Ghost and White Heaven, and he adds washes of sound and melodies to the duo’s deeply felt folk rock. Our talk covers a lot of ground—touching on the duo’s days in Galaxie 500, Naomi’s interest in boxing, Damon’s ever fascinating and insightful takes on the state of the industry, and much more. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Transmissions :: Neko Case

    Transmissions :: Neko Case

    This week on Transmissions: the magnificent Neko Case. She’s recently launched Entering the Lung, a newsletter of nature writing. We don't need to tell you that Neko Case is a great writer—her work with the New Pornographers, Case/Lang/Veirs and her solo albums demonstrate that evidently—but it is deeply nice to be able to appreciate her on prose terms via the newsletter. She joined us this week to discuss the mores of the Victorian age, listening to Jane's Addiction, and getting into punk rock. Benefitting her sense of humor, we let this talk roam where she willed.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

MattJZ75 ,

Soul nourishment

Everything about this podcast is wonderful. Whether it is a guest I know very well or one I have never heard of, Jason is equally prepared to engage deeply and meaningfully. His love of the music and the community it brings and his honest enthusiasm in our age of cynicism and irony is a blessing for my thirsty soul. I am not sure if I prefer the episodes where I know the guest and can follow all the paths they travel or the episodes that point me toward new paths of music and artists to explore for the first time. Get over to Patreon and support this show. Thanks Jason. Thanks Justin. Thanks AD.
—MattZ in NYC

VoxPhantom ,

Always intriguing pod about cutting edge music

If you’re interested in music that matters, that is too interesting to be mainstream, this podcast will scratch that itch.

JGtwye ,

No bull

Extremely passionate, informed work. Excellent conversations, with guests who seem genuinely delighted with the thoroughness of the interview

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