Monthly Archives: March 2009

INDIE NEWS REEL

by salvador bosch Here’s an indie news flash with the top stories from the week thus far. It brings us news from Antony, Animal Collective, The Gorillaz and many more. In honor of Karin Dreijer Andersson (of The Knife), whose solo album Fever Ray was officially released yesterday, I’m going to leave you with a [...]

BY SAPPHIRE AND SWORD

by scalise By Sapphire and Sword is a 13-piece exhibition of experimental film and intricate drawings by Greenpoint draftsman Micki Pellerano. The pieces are influenced by mystical and occult themes and are executed with a seemingly chaotic precision. The Opening Reception for this show is on Saturday March 28th from 7-10PM at the Live With [...]

THE ROADS LESS TRAVELED

by bmac … It appears there are some issues viewing this in IE, so here is the YouTube version as well. … I guess it’s time lapse video week here at QC, although this one’s a little different than sheep art.  Believe it or not, none of this amazing footage was even shot with a [...]

MORE MUSIC VOL. 15

by robo slice Here’s another installment of More Music, where we dig up some random tracks from the bevy of pressers we’ve received. This week we have a varied mix with a bit more hip-hop than usual. Perhaps I was inspired by the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction where Eminem will present [...]

BEST SHEEP ART I’VE SEEN THIS WEEK

by bmac Living in the YouTube era, I’m sure most of you have had a “holy shit you really can see anything on the internet” moment at some point. … Maybe it was when you watched the compilation of every single curse ever uttered on the Sopranos, or when you saw dolphins playing with magical [...]

QC BAND PROFILE: RIFLE RECOIL

by kevin diamond So after my post on Darlings last week, I got this e-mail: This is Joe, I play bass in Darlings (the one whose house burnt down). I run a record label with my roommate, and we just put out our first release. It’s from a guy from Arlington, VA who goes by [...]

QC GIVEAWAY: BRODY DALLE SIGNED PRINT

by reggie This week’s giveaway is a hot pink, screen printed poster of spiders autographed by Aussie rocker Brody Dalle. Previously of the Distillers, and frequent collaborator with Eagles of Death Metal, Dalle now heads the band Spinnerette. … This video is the title track off their current EP Ghetto Love. … … We had [...]

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 37 (MAR 15 – 21)

by bmac Thanks in large part to a ridiculous Hype Filter, this week’s mixtape is like getting a present for no reason or celebrating a fake birthday (which can be extremely fun by the way) – Anyhow, here’s your literary piece of mimsy from the great Henry Kuttner before we drape you with mixtape goodness: [...]

QC INTERVIEW: THE BIRD AND THE BEE

by Lora Kolodny (pics via) The Bird and the Bee dropped their moody, well-crafted record Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future (available on Blue Note Records) on eager pop-attuned ears this winter. The stellar musicianship and commercial appeal landed the group live spots on shows from Ellen to Leno. Artist: The Bird and the [...]

HYPE FILTER VOL. 4: MAINSTREAM EDITION

by kevin diamond (pics by nick zinner, ilovemetric.com, kirstiecat, & lure design) I guess calling these bands mainstream isn’t quite right, but since SXSW is picking up the slack this week showcasing the up and coming talents (that is SXSW’s job, right?) I thought I’d highlight some albums about to drop by some proven favorites. [...]