Monthly Archives: July 2009

NO BRAND LIKE THE WORST COLLABORATION EVER

by james eskeldson Two completely worthless products are coming together to form the ultimate in “I don’t care” marketing. Wtf. This could be the worst co-branding effort of all-time.

DEAD BANDS: THE WHITE OCTAVE

by chuck bell Most rock musicians struggle their entire lives to form a band with any kind of relevance, and unfortunately, there is a very low rate of success. You may not know his name, but Steven Pedersen has played an integral role in not one, but four landmark bands. When you have this much [...]

HYPE FILTER VOL. 9: THE SEASON REIGNS SUPREME

by kevin diamond Damn if it isn’t just summer at last. How can we tell? Other than the humid air, the streets smelling sweetly of garbage, and the smiles on all new yorkers faces as the walk from air conditioned restaurant to air conditioned office? It’s in the music. Here’s a list of 10 of [...]

THE SO SO GLOS @ THE DELANCEY

by john ziegler The Delancey’s subterranean lounge was brimful of lank hip-types Tuesday night, crowded in the tiny, well-air conditioned space, shoulder to bony shoulder.¬† Some had come for the free pony bottles of Colt .45 slung warm right out the box by a surly bear of a bartender; some had come to view the [...]

COCOROSIE COMING BACK TO THE U.S.

by lolli Bianca and Sierra Cassidy, otherwise known as Cocorosie, are back for their first North American tour in nearly two years. It seems like forever (May 2008) since the talented sisters released the digital single ‘God Has A Voice, She Speaks Through Me’, which seemed to indicate a new album would drop this Summer. [...]

D.I.Y. FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

by alyssa coluccio If it’s wrong to waste almost four hours of your life scouring fashion blogs, my life has hit new levels of shame.¬† I can only blame summertime in the country and its lack of anything to do besides baking in the grass and abusing the Internet in hopes of maintaining some grasp [...]

YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE RAINED OUT POOL PARTY

by kevin diamond¬† (pic from last year’s black lips pool party by mel mccue) The Pool Parties may have jumped the shark with all the rules and regulations, security guards, police, separated drinking area, etc (seriously, it’s like a police state in there) but that provided the perfect background for the Black Lips‘ supporting set [...]

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS WRAP-UP

by eliza czander (reporting from Australia) Splendour In The Grass. What can I say? A piece of my heart, and definitely my mind will forever be left in Byron Bay at the Belongil Fields. As well as about 300 bucks, a few pairs of sunglasses, and arm fulls of glow sticks. Artist: Architecture In Helsinki [...]

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 50 (JULY 14 – 26)

by bmac Pop Out Player “‘Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning to the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Hitler’s Nazis will be equally well armed and, perhaps, better armed. But henceforward they will have to face in many theatres that superiority in the air [...]

NO BRAND LIKE HATERS

by james eskeldson OMG ya’ll, haters are sooo lame! Every time you try to do something new and interesting, every step of the way you’ll find mad haters trying to eff with your flow. I mean come on peeps, wtf?! What’s a brand gotta do to earn a little respect? I wonder if it’s always [...]