Monthly Archives: December 2009

WHAT DEFINED YOUR 09?

by QC staff Well, hello there. How’ve you been? How was the year? What did you do? Who did you see? Why did you make the decisions you made? Did they turn out well? Did your mistakes become happy accidents? Did you hear that song? You know which one. Wasn’t it great? How about that [...]

XMAS MIXTAPE FROM THE COOL KIDS

by staff Don Cannon and The Cool Kids have released a sweet 4-track stocking-stuffer for the holiday season. The song pack includes tracks produced by Don Cannon, Chuck English, and First Team All State. You can peep “BBQ Wings” featuring Boldy James below or Download the entire mixtape here. Full tracklist after the jump. Have [...]

HOLLANDS: SING THE TALES YOU HAVE FORGOT

by joel chaffee When Hollands took the stage on Saturday night at Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg, a five-member crew seemed appropriate. What with the band’s two 2009 EP releases of a tight rhythm section, occasional strings (or synths) and bandleader John-Paul Norpoth’s power-chord/wicked lead guitar and sugary but wary vocals, five members seemed sufficient. [...]

JOE PURDY ON ACID

by inky jojo It was an average night in the valley. I had spent the previous evening in downtown Burbank, if my memory serves me right, at a pool hall getting completely wasted and arguing with the bartender over my tab at the end of the night. I believe it was over the price of [...]

DAZZLING BY JJ GROSS

by Rex Check out this quick vid for the song Dazzling. Music and lyrics by Joel Chaffee, who is twenty-nine and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Visuals are by JJGross, who was born in a boxcar with a needle in his arm and lives in Brooklyn, NY as well.

INSOUND DOES IT RIGHT

by liz levine Insound is a shopping website for music nerds — it gathers merchandise, equipment, and music itself into one convenient Internet store — but in the face of today’s bloated music industry and subsequent race for corporate control over what millions crave, these guys are doing something special: they’re keepin’ it real. Founded [...]

WEEKEND SURVIVAL PACK

by rox ton There’s a stiff chill in the air and energy-waves are ricocheting within the universal pinball machine. To prepare you, we’re providing another musical survival pack to help you in a multitude of possible situations. If you find yourself caught in a maze of snowdrifts or a maze of any kind for that [...]

TONOLEC

by elo bust Early in their musical journey, Buenos Aires duo Tonolec came across some indigenous Toba people living near their home in north-east Argentina. They decided to embrace the culture, learned the Toba language, and attempted to understand their music. Combining what they gained with their own personal elements of Spanish composition and electronic [...]

DEAD BANDS: COMMANDER VENUS

by chuck bell In a time when most major labels are dying, Saddle Creek Records have remained one of the most self-sufficient, resilient indie labels in the United States today. They built their name on the strength of their three biggest, top-selling bands: Cursive, Bright Eyes and The Faint. What most people don’t remember is [...]

UNRELEASED BLACK THOUGHT

by max-o (pic by Wesley Verhoeve) Earlier this month, 2DOPEBOYZ.com uncovered some unreleased tracks from Black Thought’s shelved Master Piece Theatre album which was supposed to come out in 2001. Most of the songs ended up on The Roots’ Phrenology, but some of the tracks never saw the light. Thankfully there are some hip-hop blogs [...]