Tag: American Aquarium

American Aquarium named “artist on the edge” by Country Weekly

The piece in Country Weekly comes right on top of the release a few days ago of American Aquarium’s second Daytrotter session.

American Aquarium / Niche – The Jinx – 08/31/12

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American Aquarium’s new album “Burn.Flicker.Die”: a review

The Raleigh-based American Aquarium’s previous albums have captured the intense resentment of jilted lovers and the desperation of trying to find a place in the world, often with biting irony, but Burn.Flicker.Die. has an emotional depth and musical breadth that goes beyond the earlier work. And I love the earlier work: both Dances for the Lonely and Small Town Hymns have been in steady rotation at my house since they came out.

CBGB exterior on one side of Congress, a real rock club on the other (24 photos)

The Jinx has been on West Congress since 2003, but the location has been a club for a lot longer than that. The exterior of CBGB has been recreated across the street.

American Aquarium, photos from Saturday’s gig at The Jinx

The set included the title track to “Burn.Flicker.Die.” (which I’ll probably mistakenly call “Redheads and Adderall” routinely), “Cape Fear River”, and — brace yourself — “Savannah Almost Killed Me”, which I’m fully expecting to become one of those defining songs for a certain segment of the local scene.

American Aquarium – The Jinx – 06/23/12

Highly recommended gig by a hard-working and hard-living rock band from Raleigh.

B.J. Barham of American Aquarium, solo acoustic – The Jinx – 03/30/12

Highly recommended solo gig by the frontman for American Aquarium.

“Cape Fear River”:

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B.J. Barham of American Aquarium – The Jinx – 01/05/12

Highly recommended solo gig by the frontman for American Aquarium.

B.J. is just making a quick acoustic swing through the Southeast with some new material before heading into the studio later in the month with the full band, to record their 6th album, “Burn.Flicker.Die.” with Jason Isbell in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.


American Aquarium launches Kickstarter campaign for upcoming album

“We’ve ruined countless relationships, worked shitty part-time jobs, and sold almost everything we have of value just to stay on the road,” B.J. Barham says at one point in the video embedded here that accompanies American Aquarium’s Kickstarter campaign to…

American Aquarium – The Jinx – 10/15/11

I’m a huge fan of American Aquarium and can’t recommend them enough to lovers of good rock and roll. Check out this post: Four Country Bands that Every Punk-Rocker Should Be Listening To I posted about AA and included a…

Great acoustic version of American Aquarium’s “Cape Fear River”

I love American Aquarium as a band, and I love B.J. Barham when he’s at his rough-voiced, sharp-tongued solo best. I posted about the band and included a couple of videos back in January: Nights of love and loss with…

Corey Smith / American Aquarium – Johnny Mercer Theatre – 07/14/11

One of my first posts on this blog was a glowing appraisal of American Aquarium, a band from Raleigh fronted by B.J. Barham. They play Savannah gigs at The Jinx a few times a year, and I can’t even begin…

Nights of love and loss with American Aquarium

I first heard the Raleigh-based band American Aquarium on March 16, 2009. I remember the date so specifically because that was the night before St. Patrick’s Day, generally the wildest night of the year in Savannah. By mid-evening, downtown was…