Monthly Archives: February 2009

THE DEATH OF VIN DIAMO

by kevin diamond Vin Diamo died today. His age was not known. As some of you may know, Vin Diamo believed he was from a post-apocalyptic future, specifically the year 2016. Whether he was deluded, confused, or just playing an elaborate joke will never be known. What is know is that, in his short time [...]

PLAYA’S CLUB

by mondo tatis Fridays make me feen’ for rap.  And since commitment has been the word of the week, I’m going to bask in the individualistic playa’ lifestyle while I can. Pick up a 40 this afternoon and pour some out for all your homies that are wrapped up in a lover’s embrace. You my [...]

EXCLUSIVE TUNE-YARDS VIDEO

by kevin diamond We’ve been really digging this tUnE-YaRdS disc lately, so we were thrilled when we were offered a chance to embed a portion of this “intimate performance” in a brooklyn apartment, courtesy of hoovesontheturf.com. Her actual name is Merrill Garbus and you can buy her album here.

BEN KWELLER @ TOWN HALL

by alyssa coluccio Sitting in Town Hall on Wednesday night, you never would have known that, beyond it’s glass doors, taxis were whirling past and the lights of Time Square were shining bright.  In fact, there were several points during the night when I actually believed I was sitting on the front porch of an [...]

WHAT DOES CHAMBERLAIN SOUND LIKE?

by emily smith The astounding aspect of artist John Chamberlain sculpture is that it can be interpreted in so many different ways. Chamberlain was born in 1927 in Indiana and has spent portions of his life in Chicago, Sarasota and New York City. He is best known for creating sculptures out of scrap metal and [...]

CITY WINERY

by the mayan City Winery in downtown Manhattan on Varick & Vandam is the X that solves my favorite equation: Music + X = AMAZING. In the case of this venue, X = wine. The place recently opened under CEO Michael Dorf who also founded the Knitting Factory and Knit Media. It is beautiful. There [...]

QC INTERVIEW: JOHN MOEN OF PERHAPST

by alyssa coluccio I love the phrase “Mellow-‘delic”.  Just the idea of something so smooth and dreamy packing such an unexpected punch can’t help but secretly thrill a person. It’s like eating nachos with spicy salsa, or drinking coffee with an extra shot of espresso, or listening to folk music that segues to psychedelic within [...]

INDIE NEWS REEL

by mitch turner An abbreviated reel this week but stimulating nonetheless. We’ve got an update on Manchester Orchestra plus re-issues for Nick Cave and Aphex Twin. As a special treat, here’s an MP3 from the latter. One side note I feel I must mention: I learned of Aphex Twin as a 13 year old at [...]

SLEIGH BELLS RING, ARE YOU LISTENING?

by vin diamo Derek Miller was once a member of hardcore/emo band Poison The Well. I know nothing about that scene so I’ll stop there before I embarrass myself. Except to say this: PTW is really well known in those circles, and Derrik was a pretty integral part of that groups success in the early [...]

TOM VEK B-SIDES

by kevin diamond On the Twitter last week, I was lementing how long it had been since Tom Vek‘s steller We Have Sound came out (in 2005. In today’s music scene, that’s a dog’s age). Which sent me to his website. Where I was met with the message that’s been on the front page for [...]