Monthly Archives: November 2008


by tosh roe Amidst a tour with Little Joy, The Dead Trees continue to gain steam with their recent release King of Rosa. It took me a while to check it out but the Oregon quartet offers a homogeneous mix of indie and alternative rock sounds. Their genuine style initially garnered praise via their debut [...]


by eliza czander Quiet Color: You’re music is so beautiful and delicate. It’s hard to believe you were involved in the punk/hardcore music scene when you first started. When did things change for you? What was the inspiration to start writing entirely different music? Whitley: When I was playing in hardcore bands, I was still [...]


by cheryl santa maria Fighter/Lover, where have you been all my life? No, really. I think I’m in love. Thirteen years ago I saved my allowance money and purchased what would become my all-time favourite album: The Downward Spiral by NIN. To this day that album is a permanent resident on my ipod and the [...]

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 22 (NOV 16 – 22)

by bmac Another QC reunion in NYC this weekend. Good times. So good, in fact, that we didn’t really post shit. Sigh. Our apologies to the readers who suffer from our hungover laziness. Anyway, this weeks mixtape is a little on the short side and has a lot more hip hop than usual. It’s freaking [...]


by alyssa coluccio I never really understood electronic music. It usually ends up reminding me of the sounds computers make when they malfunction, or the way robots would break it down if they were musically inclined. Yet, despite the fact that I am one of the few who has not embraced electronic music in this [...]


by cheryl santa maria My mom hates Christmas and in my old age, I’m starting to hate it too. The shopping. The crowds. The snow. The slush. The horrid carols. And the cold. Don’t even get me started on that. Last year I bought a plastic tree ($7.99 on clearance at Wal-mart, baby) and decorated [...]


by eliza Fun is a band you will love. Formerly the front man for The Format, lead singer Nate Ruess teamed up with Steel Train’s Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost of Anathollo. They recorded their debut album this September and have been on the road with Jack’s Mannequin and Treaty of Paris. I saw them [...]


by joey bots What do you get when you mix one part: soul, two parts: rock & roll, a dash of the blues, and sprinkle it with Ben Harper’s brilliant song writing? Relentless7, Ben Harper’s newly formed project. Said to imitate the unique styles of performers such as Cream, Prince (yeah, that’s right), and Pink [...]


by eliza Walking into the dark, christmas-lighted, sea monster walling, speaker blaring, rickety staired warehouse was like a scene out of a Gus Van Sant movie. A warehouse with a tiny red gate on an empty street near the Williamsburg bridge, I found myself wanting to see many more shows, or even just hang at [...]


by phil It hasn’t taken long for organizers to announce festival dates for CMJ 2009 in New York. Just a few weeks after another successful run in 2008 (big ups to Kevin and Eliza for Quiet Color’s 2008 coverage), the festival has officially marked October 20-24 as the dates for next years run. CMJ will [...]