Monthly Archives: April 2009

THE QC LIVE GUIDE: APRIL 30 – MAY 3

by kevin diamond One week from today is Quiet Color Presents: Pow Wow! with The Sundelles, Darlings and Shark?. Its going to be a monumental show. Both Pow Wow! and Darlings were mentioned in L Magazine‘s recent “8 Bands To Watch” issue, and with good reason. Well, you can take their advice and watch them [...]

DEAD BANDS: DISMEMBERMENT PLAN

by chuck bell One could make the argument that the late 90s/early 00s was the worst period in rock and roll history. Radio was divided between boy/girl pop and butt rock, pop-punk was just breaking through to the mainstream, and originality was at an all-time low. It is easy to see how a groundbreaking band [...]

WHAT’S DUB GOT TO DO WITH IT?

by ND McCray Recently I listened to the latest single from Snoop called “Snoop Dogg Millionaire”, created with drum n bass producers Chase and Status from their hit “Eastern Jam”.  No doubt, it’s a dubstep banger with its dark and grimy beat, and more than a million plays on MySpace – but really does Snoop [...]

MAKE @ THE RICCO/MARESCA GALLERY

by greg dybec Art is a universal language. It is a way for all people to communicate regardless of who they are or where they are from. This lack of barriers is what makes art such an infinite force. Artist: Muggs Song: When You Use Drills In Space … For a perfect example of this [...]

FLAMING LIPS ON THE BORDERLINE

by kevin diamond Sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for til it appears before your eyes. Certainly, when I woke up this morning, I didn’t think I’d be blessed with something that hit me so dead on in the soul. Flaming Lips are master cover artists (See their perfect remaking of “Can’t Get You [...]

INDIE NEWS REEL: FESTIVALS & TOURS

by charles poladian The beautiful weather may have run its course, but that’s OK. There are plenty of good things ahead. The summer concert season is just around the corner. With that being said, this week on the Reel we discuss two festival lineups, music, and one of my favorite bands. Let us begin. Artist: [...]

GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE @ THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

by marissa bea Amidst the winding hallways, and seemingly endless construction, the Brooklyn Museum holds a little diamond in the rough, all the way up on the 5th floor. Gustave Caillebotte was an impressionist painter, younger than many of the old masters of Impressionism, and more well known as a collector and patron of the [...]

BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL

by steph berland and julia schoen (pics by steph) The Babelgum Online Film Festival Awards, hosted by Spike Lee, were held on Monday night at the 92Y in Tribeca in conjunction with the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.  Babelgum is a “free, revolutionary Internet and Mobile TV platform supported by advertising, Babelgum combines the full-screen video [...]

HYPE FILTER VOL. 6: IT WAS ALL A DREAM

by kevin diamond Last night I had a dream that I was playing a gig. Before we could start, I had to replace a broken string on my guitar. The string I held in my hand was golden, and glistened in my hands. To get to the guitar, I had to traverse many obstacles: Mudslides, [...]

QC GIVEAWAY: COMMON MARKET VINYL & T

by kox Seattle hip-hop duo Common Market is back with their recent EP release The Winter’s End which can be purchased on itunes as of March 24. In celebration of last week’s digital release, we’re running our next installment of the QC Giveaway series. Artist: Common Market Song: Brasso … This week’s prize is a [...]