Tag Archives: Dan Deacon

MTYMX: A REFLECTION

by kevin diamond Much has been written about this past week’s Todd P Currated MTYMX Festival in Monterrey, Mexico. Some things fair, some unfair. I thought I’d take a moment, as someone who was personally involved in the festival, to express a few of my thoughts about the matter. Artist: Dan Deacon Song: Of The [...]

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: AIR WAVES

by kevin diamond It’s a rare treat when you find a song that succeeds not because it’s hip or poppy or ironic or slick or catchy, but because it is, down to its bones, a perfect song. That’s the way I feel about Air Waves’ “Shine On,” and it’s such a refreshing feeling that I [...]

YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE RAINED OUT POOL PARTY

by kevin diamond¬† (pic from last year’s black lips pool party by mel mccue) The Pool Parties may have jumped the shark with all the rules and regulations, security guards, police, separated drinking area, etc (seriously, it’s like a police state in there) but that provided the perfect background for the Black Lips‘ supporting set [...]

DAN DEACON @ BOWERY BALLROOM

by rafi silver (pic by frank hamilton) Saturday night, I dragged my girlfriend over the Williamsburg Bridge to the Dan Deacon midnight show at the Bowery Ballroom. She had no idea what to expect. In fact she had only heard one Dan Deacon song late one night in my room and said, “Oh, I like [...]

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 39 (MAR 29 – APR 4)

by bmac I think Pringles’ initial intention was to make tennis balls, but on the day that the rubber was supposed to show up, a big truckload of potatoes arrived. And Pringles is a laid-back company — they said, ‘Fuck it. Cut ‘em up.’¬†¬† – Mitch Hedberg Get the whole mixtape at once – mixtape [...]

THE QC LIVE GUIDE: APRIL 1 – 7

by neil roberts [Editor's note: After some consistent feedback we've decided to preview the shows of the week for your reading pleasure. No longer can you say "I wish I would've known about that!" because we've got our QC show recommendations lined up like fourth graders at a water fountain.] Live Guide with Neil (week [...]

HYPE FILTER VOL. 4: MAINSTREAM EDITION

by kevin diamond (pics by nick zinner, ilovemetric.com, kirstiecat, & lure design) I guess calling these bands mainstream isn’t quite right, but since SXSW is picking up the slack this week showcasing the up and coming talents (that is SXSW’s job, right?) I thought I’d highlight some albums about to drop by some proven favorites. [...]