Aquarium Drunkard

Aquarium Drunkard

Photo by: David Studarus

Justin Gage (AB ’99) is founder/editor of Aquarium Drunkard, an independent audio blog featuring daily music news, interviews, reviews and mp3 samples. The name is loosely based on lyrics from Wilco’s “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart.” Since 2005 AD has covered a wide spectrum of styles—vintage garage, folk, R&B—and interviewed artists including Henry Rollins, Alejandro Escovedo and Arcade Fire. Voted L.A.’s best music blog for 2010 by the L.A. Weekly, AD spun off Autumn Tone Records and the weekly Aquarium Drunkard show on SIRIUS/XM satellite radio. Gage also works as a music supervisor for film (“Natural Selection” is a recent project) and music consultant. He authored the 2009 guide/travelogue Memphis and the Delta Blues Trail and has produced charity benefit albums for No More Landmines and the children’s arts program at L.A.’s Silver Lake Music Conservatory.

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