Monthly Archives: March 2009

QC EDITORIAL: EXPECTATIONS & THE YEAH YEAH YEAHS

by jon ledoux In case you haven’t already heard, it sucks to be a New Yorker right now. Many say it’s reminiscent of the New York of the 1970′s. Blackouts, riots, prostitution, shitty politicians and even shittier subways. Many things have not changed in this city in the past thirty odd years, but something that [...]

STARS AND STRIPES

by not phil (aka chris carpenter) Mash ups are like Thai Restaurants in Brooklyn, there are far too many of them, but every once and a while they’re clean enough and don’t make you sick (like Noodle Studio on North 5th… fuck Sea).  While this Mash up isn’t the dopest pad see ew you’ve ever [...]

NEIL HALSTEAD AT UNION HALL

by john cole I wasn’t old enough to have seen Slowdive, back in the early 90’s. At that point I believe I was still learning how to write in cursive.   So Friday night at Union Hall was kind-of a big deal for me. Neil Halstead, the former Slowdive and more current Mojave 3 front-man [...]

QC REVIEW: THE DECEMBERISTS’ HAZARDS OF LOVE

by marissa bea If anyone can tell a story, then they must have learned how to do it from The Decemberists. Frontman Colin Meloy can somehow take a simple idea and turn it into mind numbing genius, the results of which always trigger deeply confusing emotions, and those warm-weather goosebumps. This is their first album [...]

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 38 (MAR 22 – 28)

by lee harvey Here’s another stellar and eclectic mixtape for ya’ while we continue to bide our time. This week’s literary passage is an excerpt from Samuel Becketts’ Waiting For Godot. Forever relevant, the play has stuck with me since I first saw it as a child. Here’s a classic line from Pozzo: Have you [...]

HARLEM SHAKES LAUNCH @ MUSIC HALL

by natalie (pics by andrew droz palermo & elizabeth weinberg) After a long tour, we’re sure Harlem Shakes felt good to be back home in Brooklyn, NY for their album release party. Technicolor Health, their debut album which featured ten new songs, was released this past Tuesday. Artist: Harlem Shakes Song: Strictly Game … The [...]

THE ECONOMY’S EVIL WRATH

by scott tenorman Many of my epiphanies have occurred as a result of someone or something recounting my subconscious thoughts. It happened on Wednesday night but it was an episode of South Park so I’ll chalk it up as an affirmation of my social beliefs. Artist: BOAT Song: Globes .. After spoofing Batman the week [...]

QC THROW BACK REVIEW: WILCO

post and illustration by chris duffy The days seemingly grow longer and the gray looming over the skyscrapers starts to be punctured by eager sunlight. Temperatures tip-toe higher and coats peel away into jackets, soon to be shed all together like bogging snakeskin. Artist: Wilco Song: I’m the Man Who Loves You … But as [...]

TOUR UPDATES: PASSION PIT & ART BRUT

by neeko No they’re not touring together even though that would make for an incredibly cerebral show. But moving on.. the groups made separate tour announcements yesterday and we deemed them worth noting. Art Brut’s concert trek through June includes five NYC dates. All the shows are at Mercury Lounge and run from June 1st-5th. [...]

TREE PLANTING PARTY

by dave moore Spring is in the air and the birds are tweet tweet tweetin!  Soon the buds will break and little flowers of joy and happiness will blossom.  You know that one day where you look around and realize that ALL the trees put their leaves out overnight and suddenly it is Spring?  That [...]