Monthly Archives: October 2010

FREE MORAL AGENTS ADDED TO QC’S ANTI-CMJ

by rex hilliard The tradition continues. After the success of last year’s QC Anti-CMJ party which featured break out performances by Sleigh Bells and Surfer Blood, we’ve decided to host a loft party throw down next Friday, 10/22 at Kisses Loft on North 6 Street in Willie B. Free Moral Agents (Isaiah Ikey Owens of [...]

TUNE-YARDS SIDE PROJECT: BEEP!

by lonnie Hailing from Oakland, Beep! is apparently a side project of tUnE-yArDs bassist Nate Brenner. Heavy with layered piano, bass, and upbeat percussion, you can hear some correlation to the tUne-yArds sound, confirmed when Merrill Garbus’ voice makes a cameo at the 5-minute mark of “Wolf Pantolones.”  The single is an interesting and melodic [...]

QC VID: DARKNESS SET UPON THY PLAYTIME

by muggsypelly Political Activist Welch speaks of puppy dust, virgin penguins, and orphan gravel paste in hopes of warding off American Insurgents to Charley Town. “I’ve thought of Eskimos and cups and other things. I’ve thought of giraffes and other horse like creatures that come to me at night..”

ROO: HERE WE GO MAGIC

by lisa Of course Bonnaroo happened some time ago, June 10-13 to be exact. But this performance by Here We Go Magic is so moving and emotive that I wanted it posted. There’s a seamless transition from “Fangela” to “Tunnelvision” and the energy exuded during the track’s build up is inescapable. The background rumblings of [...]

WIN 2 FREE TIX TO ONE STEP BEYOND ON 10/15

by leo Shabazz Palaces (Ishmael of Diggable Planets) and Blockhead will be headlining the return of the Museum of Natural History’s space-age party series One Step Beyond presented by Fader next Friday October 15th. (Above you can view the video for the Shabazz Palaces track “Belhaven Meridian” shot on 35mm black & white film.) These [...]

LITTLE DRAGON ON TOUR WITH GORILLAZ

by luke Yukimi Nagano and Fredrik Wallin of Little Dragon are currently touring with Gorillaz, including tonight’s show at Madison Square Garden. If you haven’t caught it yet, check out the the above video, featuring the band’s set at this year’s Indie-O fest. Also check out the Little Dragon Daytrotter session here.

BETTER THAN MEDIUM: PYRIT MIX

by alex nelson Here is the latest mix from Better Than Medium‘s Alex Nelson. The enigmatic Nelson has compiled a 13-track blanket of beats featuring the likes of Glasser, Teebs, Quadron, Jack Penate, and many more. Get it while it’s hot, right here.

THE BOOKS PLAY CARNEGIE 11/13

by leo The Books are coming to Zankel at Carnegie Hall on Nov 13. Their latest album The Way Out is an audio masterpiece and the result of five years collecting VHS, cassettes, 8-tracks, etc alongside beautifully arranged strings and softly sung vocals. It’s definitely one of the top albums of 2010. Their live show [...]