Monthly Archives: August 2009

THE HOUSE (& DUB) REPORT

by ND McCray (pic by thomas hawk) ►Felix da Housecat / He Was King – (electro/experimental) / Released Aug 25, 2009 Three years ago, had the chance to experience Felix da Housecat (Felix Stallings, Jr.) live at the Meridian in my hometown of Houston, and the things this man made the crowd do, should be [...]

MUSICAL SURVIVAL PACK

by doctor earth Here are three tracks for the beginning, middle, and end of your impending adventures this weekend. Please only use sparingly and when needed. This pack’s contents are a throwback from Brenton Wood, an original Alec Ounsworth demo (pre Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), and a slap your face ghetto anthem from Big [...]

NIN & MEW @ TERMINAL 5 – 8/26

post and pics by marc evan NIN at Terminal 5.  After attending two very different NIN shows this week (the prior being the epic Webster Hall show on Sunday), I am physically and emotionally drained.  Mew opened with a short but wonderful set.  They played a bunch of new songs but I was most thankful [...]

NO BRAND LIKE MAD MEN

by james eskeldson As soon as season 3 of Mad Men kicked off last Sunday, every marketing bro, hot PR babe, media douchebag, television fuckwad, ad-exec asshole, blogger prick, graphic design dweeb, and SEO Twitterholic agree, this is the new “best show on television.” What Sex in the City was to single sluts in NYC, [...]

DEAD BANDS: BOTCH

by chuck bell It is very rare for a band to have such an impact on rock music that they end up inventing a new sub-genre. Creativity and ingenuity are hard qualities to come by in an art that has been so historically defined by plagiarism. Tacoma, Washington’s Botch single-handedly created and perfected the “mathcore” [...]

SCREAMING FEMALES ON MTV

by divka Here’s video from the Screaming Females national TV spot on MTV last week. The crew plays The Yard in Brooklyn on 8/29 and then Mercury Lounge on 9/1. They’re the good kind of filthy.

DUFFY EXHIBITION @ SAPPHIRE LOUNGE 8/27

by brit bartley Quietcolor visal artist Chris Duffy has an art exhibit opening Thursday night, August 27 at Sapphire Lounge, located on the Lower East Side at 249 Eldridge St. between Houston and Stanton. Primarily an illustrator completing commissions when they come, he takes the opportunity for public display as a playful challenge and undertakes [...]

MEW & VIOLENS @ MUSIC HALL 8/24

by steve vasko I was impressed by the Music Hall of Williamsburg last night. A chip off the Bowery Ballroom, its system is first rate and the two bar areas are well done. The NYC band Violens opened the show and did a strong short set. I wasn’t familiar with them before the show but [...]

QC INTERVIEW: PSEUDO NIPPON

by Tim Howard It’s hard to know how to introduce Pseudo Nippon. His music, a dynamo mixture of jarring, merry synths, mumbled garbage, Japanese scales and voices and a drilling sense of integral melody, is that rare, special kind of mess. His music videos and youtube channel are wild, loud and strange, and onstage he’s [...]

MAYER HAWTHORNE DEBUT DROPS 9/8

by greg dybec Yes, he is a twenty-nine year old white guy from Ann Arbor, Michigan. However, underneath the polyester cardigan and behind the retro glasses is the newest member of Stones Throw Records and the musician who seems to be bringing a heavy dose of vintage soul into our contemporary lives. Upon first listening [...]