Monthly Archives: October 2009

VINYL THROWBACK: THE HISSING OF SUMMER LAWNS

by lawrence tatio I spent the best $10 of my week this morning (no disrespect to the $50 Sour Diesel that also surpassed my expectations) when I purchased Joni Mitchell’s 1975 release The Hissing Of Summer Lawns on the corner of N. 6th and Bedford. The cover is an embossed gray and green design by [...]

THE SPINTO BAND: JACKHAMMER

by kronin The new music video from The Spinto Band is worth your three minutes. With visuals by Phil Davis, it’s a pleasant little journey to the sounds of the track “Jackhammer” off The Spinto Band’s 2009 EP Slim and Slender.

JAZZ SPOT: 55 BAR IN THE VILLAGE

by alex terrier Earlier this week I went to one of my favorite joints in the city, the 55 Bar. I didn’t know who was booked but with no surprise I heard a great band with some fine musicians. The 55 Bar is located at 55 Christopher St in Greenwich Village, crossing with 7th ave. [...]

DEAD BANDS: IKARA COLT

guest column appearance by tim howard Like the original crew of Star Trek, Londoners Ikara Colt were on a five year mission. They, too were a product of their time: ten years ago, back in 1999, the perceived apocalypse was gathering and releasing tension in music. The upside to this meant that the world got [...]

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: SURFER BLOOD

by kevin diamond (pics by amy davis) Surfer Blood was a bit like the town bicycle during CMJ – every showcase got a ride. We were one of at least 13 CMJ showcases that was lucky enough to book these guys on the cusp of their breaking it big. I thought today we’d take a [...]

YO MAJESTY: FREAKS COME OUT

by rory I saw this when it dropped in early October but the PR peeps were persistent and it’s apropos for this weekend. Directed by Mike Title, the video concept and production are strong despite a small budget. You can grab Yo Majesty’s current release via itunes here.

QC INTERVIEW: THE JAGUAR CLUB

post and pics by amy davis Brooklynite rock trio, The Jaguar Club, are like a delicious, Wonka-esque candy creation for your ears. Sweet, then edgy, and exploding with danceable beats, their music is a sonic candy chameleon that can easily find a secure spot with even the most fickle of auditory tastes. Artist: The Jaguar [...]

SLEIGH BELLS & UUVVWWZ ROCK QC’S ANTI-CMJ

by staff (pics by amy davis and brittany bartley) The whirlwind of CMJ week has finally drawn to a close and we’re happy to report that QC’s Anti-CMJ Showcase presented by Fruitsential was a huge success. Housed at Brooklyn’s Market Hotel, the loaded bill featured five bands and was highlighted by high energy and innovative [...]

AGING WITH YOUR MUSIC

by tim howard This is an open letter to anybody who has ever claimed they’re ‘too old for this’. Once upon a time, youth was seen as the basic tenet for rock & roll. Its listeners were young rebels, gleeful in the freedoms unfurled by the 50s and expanded on in the 60s. The performers, [...]

NO BRAND LIKE STAYING RELEVANT

by james eskeldson I love seeing brands work hard to keep up with the ever changing marketplace. It is unfortunate to watch a brand stick to traditional methods of business and design long after the world’s tide has turned. So I am so glad to see Burger King roll out these drastic revisions to their [...]