Tag Archives: music

DAVID BYRNE: ARCHITECTURE & MUSIC

by david byrne from ted.com As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: “Does the venue make the music?” From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation. Byrne says: “My own talk (it wasn’t a musical performance) was based [...]

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 [...]

QC PROFILE: ÓLÖF ARNALDS

by chris duffy (photos by brittany bartley) It began raining as I made my way from the nearest subway station to the dimly lit recesses of Union Hall in Brooklyn. I was happy that the venue wasn’t too far from my home in Crown Heights and was enjoying my saunter through the calm of the [...]

BABIES AND MUSIC

by l’il kev From linyuchen on Vimeo. Let’s be honest. Babies are awesome. Music is awesome. Babies playing/enjoying music is awesome. I know when I have a baby, I’m buying it miniature versions of instruments and a closet full of tuxedo onesies. Enjoy these videos on this beautiful Friday. … More vids after the jump..

ART & MUSIC BY YOÑLU

by onu ko Yoñlu from Rio Grande, Brazil proved to be an exciting musical discovery for me. It’s completely tragic that he committed suicide at age 16 but I try not to think of that when objectively listening to his music. From the range of songs I was able to hear, it’s clear that this [...]

QC POLL: MUSIC OR SEX?

by kilgore trout Music or Sex? Music Sex View Results … Another three day weekend come and gone and I found myself driven by two primary urges: musical & sexual. A perfect segue to this week’s poll question. If you had to decide between a life with music or one with sex, which would you [...]

VORCAN IN PHILLY

by muggs Vorcan, a badass collaborative art duo out of Philly, tears it up at the Fire to the mesmerizing tunes of The Motet. Vort and Cank (the founders of Vorcan) use the music as their inspiration, and have painted over 250 shows across the US and Europe. For their latest project they produced 50 [...]

THE GREAT RONALD JENKEES

by devin q In between spurts of pretending to be working, I recently came across the collective works of an up and coming internet music phenom Ronald Jenkees. Why isnt the world paying more attention to this guy? His stuff has such a unique sound to it that itll make even the most staunch [...]

QC CURBSIDE: ALICE SMITH

interview by christos, edited by alex p Quiet Color sits down with Alice Smith in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to discuss her solo album, a concert tour with Citizen Cope, and The Muppets. [3:38]