Aquarium Drunkard is creating an online music magazine.
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Founded in Los Angeles, California by Justin Gage, Aquarium Drunkard has long served as a haven for discerning and adventurous listeners since 2005. Digging globally, AD offers an eclectic array of features, interviews, sessions, podcasts and reviews, all through a distinctive, esoteric lens. Bridging contemporary sounds with sub rosa psych, jazz, avant-garde, folk, garage and beyond, the scope is wide but the concept is simple: Only the good shit.

Release dates, trends and hype aren’t driving forces at AD; the material featured on the site is there because Gage and his dedicated staff genuinely dig what they’re writing about.

In 2018, Aquarium Drunkard's longstanding blog configuration shifts into a true magazine format, with an emphasis on in-depth features, sessions, and a fully-searchable archive featuring more than 13 years of music and culture writing. Aquarium Drunkard has always provided unrestricted access —no paywalls, no restrictions, free to all —and will continue to do so. But maintaining the site and compensating contributors require support. In addition to a revamped and redesigned website, Aquarium Drunkard launches this Patreon page, which will allow readers and listeners to directly support AD as it expands its reach, while receiving access to bonus audio, exclusive podcasts, ephemera, vinyl records and more. Your support will help keep an independent cultural resource alive and healthy in 2018 and beyond. More than ever before, quality independent music and culture writing is hard to find and even harder to keep sustained. With your support and patronage, AD will continue to provide access to art and music spanning decades, offering readers and listeners a guide to underground art, music, and culture. For heads, by heads.
Tiers
Exclusive Sounds from Aquarium Drunkard
$5 or more per month
The secret stash. Receive access to playlists, mixtapes, and podcast content available only to Patreon supporters. 
The AD Leather Keychain & Zine
$10 or more per month

  • Exclusive AD keychain designed by Tanner Goods
  • An exclusive Aquarium Drunkard zine, featuring exclusive writing and art. 
  • Access to bonus podcasts, playlists, and mixtapes.  


Note: In order to receive physical items, you need to be an active Patron for at least four months. You can always pledge the missing amount as a one-time pledge and reduce your pledge to the normal level the following month. One time offer. 

Hat, Shirt, Vinyl Record, and Sticker
$25 or more per month

  • First five Patrons will receive an out of print Aquarium Drunkard x Fair Ends hat and on deck for next collab.
  • Exclusive Aquarium Drunkard tee 
  • Copy of The Lagniappe Sessions vol. 2, due in 2019 
  • Tanner Goods keychain
  • Aquarium Drunkard zine
  •  Exclusive audio, including mixtapes, podcasts, and playlists. 


Note: In order to receive physical items, you need to be an active Patron for at least four months. You can always pledge the missing amount as a one-time pledge and reduce your pledge to the normal level the following month. One time offer. 

Ultimate Aquarium Drunkard Haul
$50 or more per month
Pledging at his level gets you: 


  • Four exclusive Aquarium Drunkard seasonal cassette mixes
  • Exclusive AD tee
  • Copy of The Lagniappe Sessions vol. 2
  • Aquarium Drunkard zine 
  • Tanner Goods keychain
  • Exclusive mixtapes, podcasts, and playlists from Aquarium Drunkard. 


Note: In order to receive physical items, you need to be an active Patron for at least four months. You can always pledge the missing amount as a one-time pledge and reduce your pledge to the normal level the following month. One time offer. 

Gold Diggers Session / East Hollywood
$100 or more per month
  • Welcome to your own personal listening session and party, hosted at Gold Diggers Bar and boutique hotel in East Hollywood, featuring live music and Aquarium Drunkard DJs. You stay the night, you make the guestlist. 
  • Four AD seasonal cassette mixes
  • Exclusive AD tee
  • Copy of The Lagniappe Sessions Vol. 2 (due in 2019)
  • Tanner Goods keychain
  • Aquarium Drunkard zine
  • Exclusive audio, including playlists, mixtapes, bonus interviews, and more. 


Note: This tier requires one full year (12 months) of Patronage. In order to receive physical items, you need to be an active Patron for at least four months. You can always pledge the missing amount as a one-time pledge and reduce your pledge to the normal level the following month. One time offer. 

Personal Aquarium Drunkard DJ Set
$250 or more per month
  • An Aquarium Drunkard DJ set at a location of your choosing. AD founder Justin Gage will come to you (some conditions may apply, but we'll work it out (his passport is valid). 
  • Four AD seasonal cassette mixes
  • Exclusive AD tee
  • Copy of The Lagniappe Sessions Vol. 2 (due in 2019)
  • Tanner Goods keychain
  • Aquarium Drunkard zine
  • Exclusive audio, including playlists, mixtapes, bonus interviews, and more. 

Note: This tier requires one full year (12 months) of Patronage. In order to receive physical items, you need to be an active Patron for at least four months. You can always pledge the missing amount as a one-time pledge and reduce your pledge to the normal level the following month. One time offer. 

You Set the Terms
$1,000 or more per month
  • Dig this. In addition to all that other jazz listed above, you set the terms. The white glove treatment. Make us an offer. Have Justin dig for records for/with you. Tour AD HQ in Los Angeles, stay at Gold Diggers boutique hotel in east Hollywood, music travel, DJ sets -- it's all up to you to set the terms.

    Seriously, let's get weird. 


Note: This tier requires one full year (12 months) of Patronage. In order to receive physical items, you need to be an active Patron for at least four months. You can always pledge the missing amount as a one-time pledge and reduce your pledge to the normal level the following month. One time offer. 

Founded in Los Angeles, California by Justin Gage, Aquarium Drunkard has long served as a haven for discerning and adventurous listeners since 2005. Digging globally, AD offers an eclectic array of features, interviews, sessions, podcasts and reviews, all through a distinctive, esoteric lens. Bridging contemporary sounds with sub rosa psych, jazz, avant-garde, folk, garage and beyond, the scope is wide but the concept is simple: Only the good shit.

Release dates, trends and hype aren’t driving forces at AD; the material featured on the site is there because Gage and his dedicated staff genuinely dig what they’re writing about.

In 2018, Aquarium Drunkard's longstanding blog configuration shifts into a true magazine format, with an emphasis on in-depth features, sessions, and a fully-searchable archive featuring more than 13 years of music and culture writing. Aquarium Drunkard has always provided unrestricted access —no paywalls, no restrictions, free to all —and will continue to do so. But maintaining the site and compensating contributors require support. In addition to a revamped and redesigned website, Aquarium Drunkard launches this Patreon page, which will allow readers and listeners to directly support AD as it expands its reach, while receiving access to bonus audio, exclusive podcasts, ephemera, vinyl records and more. Your support will help keep an independent cultural resource alive and healthy in 2018 and beyond. More than ever before, quality independent music and culture writing is hard to find and even harder to keep sustained. With your support and patronage, AD will continue to provide access to art and music spanning decades, offering readers and listeners a guide to underground art, music, and culture. For heads, by heads.

Recent posts by Aquarium Drunkard

Tiers
Exclusive Sounds from Aquarium Drunkard
$5 or more per month
The secret stash. Receive access to playlists, mixtapes, and podcast content available only to Patreon supporters. 
The AD Leather Keychain & Zine
$10 or more per month

  • Exclusive AD keychain designed by Tanner Goods
  • An exclusive Aquarium Drunkard zine, featuring exclusive writing and art. 
  • Access to bonus podcasts, playlists, and mixtapes.  


Note: In order to receive physical items, you need to be an active Patron for at least four months. You can always pledge the missing amount as a one-time pledge and reduce your pledge to the normal level the following month. One time offer. 

Hat, Shirt, Vinyl Record, and Sticker
$25 or more per month

  • First five Patrons will receive an out of print Aquarium Drunkard x Fair Ends hat and on deck for next collab.
  • Exclusive Aquarium Drunkard tee 
  • Copy of The Lagniappe Sessions vol. 2, due in 2019 
  • Tanner Goods keychain
  • Aquarium Drunkard zine
  •  Exclusive audio, including mixtapes, podcasts, and playlists. 


Note: In order to receive physical items, you need to be an active Patron for at least four months. You can always pledge the missing amount as a one-time pledge and reduce your pledge to the normal level the following month. One time offer. 

Ultimate Aquarium Drunkard Haul
$50 or more per month
Pledging at his level gets you: 


  • Four exclusive Aquarium Drunkard seasonal cassette mixes
  • Exclusive AD tee
  • Copy of The Lagniappe Sessions vol. 2
  • Aquarium Drunkard zine 
  • Tanner Goods keychain
  • Exclusive mixtapes, podcasts, and playlists from Aquarium Drunkard. 


Note: In order to receive physical items, you need to be an active Patron for at least four months. You can always pledge the missing amount as a one-time pledge and reduce your pledge to the normal level the following month. One time offer. 

Gold Diggers Session / East Hollywood
$100 or more per month
  • Welcome to your own personal listening session and party, hosted at Gold Diggers Bar and boutique hotel in East Hollywood, featuring live music and Aquarium Drunkard DJs. You stay the night, you make the guestlist. 
  • Four AD seasonal cassette mixes
  • Exclusive AD tee
  • Copy of The Lagniappe Sessions Vol. 2 (due in 2019)
  • Tanner Goods keychain
  • Aquarium Drunkard zine
  • Exclusive audio, including playlists, mixtapes, bonus interviews, and more. 


Note: This tier requires one full year (12 months) of Patronage. In order to receive physical items, you need to be an active Patron for at least four months. You can always pledge the missing amount as a one-time pledge and reduce your pledge to the normal level the following month. One time offer. 

Personal Aquarium Drunkard DJ Set
$250 or more per month
  • An Aquarium Drunkard DJ set at a location of your choosing. AD founder Justin Gage will come to you (some conditions may apply, but we'll work it out (his passport is valid). 
  • Four AD seasonal cassette mixes
  • Exclusive AD tee
  • Copy of The Lagniappe Sessions Vol. 2 (due in 2019)
  • Tanner Goods keychain
  • Aquarium Drunkard zine
  • Exclusive audio, including playlists, mixtapes, bonus interviews, and more. 

Note: This tier requires one full year (12 months) of Patronage. In order to receive physical items, you need to be an active Patron for at least four months. You can always pledge the missing amount as a one-time pledge and reduce your pledge to the normal level the following month. One time offer. 

You Set the Terms
$1,000 or more per month
  • Dig this. In addition to all that other jazz listed above, you set the terms. The white glove treatment. Make us an offer. Have Justin dig for records for/with you. Tour AD HQ in Los Angeles, stay at Gold Diggers boutique hotel in east Hollywood, music travel, DJ sets -- it's all up to you to set the terms.

    Seriously, let's get weird. 


Note: This tier requires one full year (12 months) of Patronage. In order to receive physical items, you need to be an active Patron for at least four months. You can always pledge the missing amount as a one-time pledge and reduce your pledge to the normal level the following month. One time offer.