Monthly Archives: January 2010

ARTIST PROFILE: DINOWALRUS

by kevin diamond The intrinsic beauty of Saturday Night’s QuietColor show at House of Yes lies in the total spectrum of sound covered by its five acts. Every band brings a unique perspective on what it means to be an “indie-rock” band in this new decade. Case in point: Dinowalrus, a self-described “three-piece drum-and-drone band,” who [...]

FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

by marisa brown I’m blaming it on the dead of winter, but I found it hard to focus on a theme, or even genre, for this round of Fistful of Dollars. Still, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Check out how to get your $20 worth after the jump… Artist: Los Campesinos! Song: You! Me! [...]

ARTIST PROFILE: SHARK?

by raleigh st. claire As QC’s Sloppy Circus approaches, we’re highlighting each band on the bill to help you get further acquainted. Following up with our Ava Luna profile, today we look at the three-piece Brooklyn band Shark?. Fronted by QC-staffer Kevin Diamond, they are more than just “our friend’s band.” They’ve constructed catchy garage [...]

SUNGLASSES BRING WHIPLASH

by kevin diamond A video to start off the day. I was recently introduced to the Animal-Collective-meets-White-Flight sounds of Sunglasses via tumblr-blog yvynyl. I was instantly hooked by the bubbly production, bringing to mind the aforementioned Animal Collective and White Flight comparisons, as well as a dash of early Hot Chip. But it wasn’t until I saw [...]

NEW CARIBOU IN APRIL: SWIM

by tao (concert pic by michael forester) You can mark down April 20th as the US release date for Caribou’s latest, Swim. Dan Snaith has laid relatively low, writing and touring since his last release in 2007. This new record promises a new type of sound from the master beat maker. Born Ruffians’ singer Luke Lalonde [...]

QC INTERVIEW: BRIAN BORCHERDT OF HOLY FUCK

by cheryl santa maria From rural Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to the bustling streets of Toronto, Ontario, Brian Borcherdt has left his mark in Canada’s musical landscape. His career began in the mid-nineties, christened by the establishment of Dependent Music — an artist collective/label that he founded — as well as his participation in a successful indie outfit [...]

JAY REATARD: WAITING FOR SOMETHING

by devin rogerino Continuing down the line of Jay’s set from last July at the MHOW is “Waiting For Something.”  You’ll notice halfway through the song I stopped recording so I could tear some shit up in the pit. C’est la vie. At this point Jay had grown leaps and bounds from his early work while [...]

PHILIP GLASS @ APPLE SOHO

post and original illustration by chris duffy It was probably the most sterile environment that has ever housed a musical experience that I have witnessed. Then again, it was chamber music. The Apple store, like most of their lot, feels like the interior of a spaceship. Fittingly, the majority of it seems to be constructed [...]

HORSE STORIES @ PETE’S CANDY STORE

by Joel Chaffee Horse Stories, whose fifth LP November, November saw release January 19th, was a quiet electric ballad Thursday night at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn. Writer, singer, and rhythm guitarist Toby Burke stood while Luther Russell assumed a stool and played a bluesy, poppy lead guitar, melodies and some wonderful tremolo assuming prominence. [...]

QUIET COLOR’S SLOPPY CIRCUS: JAN 30, 2010

by ernsk We’ve been dreaming about this party for a while now. Never considering that it might actually go down in real life. So we’re thankful for the unexpected which will abound at the House Of Yes next Saturday night, January 30th. Javelin is headlining Quiet Color’s Sloppy Circus; a night of fire performers, aerial [...]