Monthly Archives: August 2008

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 10 (AUG 24-30)

by bmac Big mix tape this week. The Outside Lands coverage really put us over the top. Random – I just noticed that we have a few tshirts left over from last weeks promotion. If anyone wants one drop us a line in the comments and we’ll get in touch. They’re $10 plus shipping. Have [...]

THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHERS SOAP BOX DERBY

by bmac This Saturday – Sept. 6th – Red Bull brings it’s hilariously awesome Red Bull Soap Box Race to Philadelphia to take on “The Wall”, a famous (and crazy steep) hill in Manayunk. For those of you who were Boy Scouts (please don’t all stand up at once), you may remember a somewhat tame [...]

QC GRASSROOTS AD CAMPAIGN

by you, me, and everyone we know We know that if you check our site on weekends that you’re a hardcore blog nerd or hype/elbow.ws fanatics. But that makes you exactly the person we appreciate slash want to bring back presents for when we go on vacation. And we’re ridiculously good at buying travel gifts. [...]

LORI COTLER AND GLEN VELEZ

by dk Im not sure if this is the best or worst thing I’ve ever seen but its definitely something worth checking out and deciding for yourself. Lori Cotler’s style comes from the highly sophisticated South Indian rare vocal art form known as Konnakol. You’ve got to appreciate her ability to create such clear and [...]

QC TEXT COLLECTION VOL. 1

by liam g So I asked my fellow QC staffers to hook it up with the crazy text messages they receive throughout their daily lives. As for me, I know that I send and receive the craziest shit on the regular. For whatever reason, only a few of my friends have answered the request and [...]

FIVE MINUTES OF MURDER

by bmac Öt perc gyilkosság (Five Minutes of Murder) is a silly sadistic 1966 animation from Hungarian filmmaker Jozsef Nepp. I like the one where the guy eats a plate of spaghetti only to learn that the spaghetti was actually an air hose that another jokester has hooked up to a pump. Brilliant. …

ZOE KEATING: ONE WOMAN ORCHESTRA

by kevin diamond When you have a day job, there are pretty much three things that get you through the day sans killing somebody: Coffee, Cigarettes, and Podcasts. One of the best podcasts around today is RadioLab, a WNYC original. I could spend a whole post explaining the merits of the science-class-as-aural-soundscape approach that Jad [...]

YOUNG LORDS, YOUNG SENSATION, & VINCENT

by bye love Got some more cool pressers this week. Until we get time to feature them individually, here’s another installment of some relatively new bands you may not know too much about yet. The Young Lords formed two years ago in NYC and are probably the most famous of our group having already toured [...]

QC ALBUM REVIEW: DEERHUNTER

by kevin diamond If you recall (and I certainly hope you’ve been taking notes on all this) waaaay back in the dark ages of early August, I reported on the King Khan/Deerhunter/Black Kids show at McCarren Pool. I call these the dark ages because, as you can see from the following quote: “I’ve been a [...]

EMILY HAINES THREESOME

by lo lo (photo by roberto ramirez) Emily Haines is bringing back some of her solo magic with some help from James Shaw of Metric. Emily will perform three shows all in the same night at Union Pool on September 7th. Set times are 7:30, 9:00, and 10:30 and we’ll feature new music from Metric [...]