Ted Chase

  • Dinosaur Jr. : Beyond

     Eighties/nineties punk rock icons Dinosaur Jr. have returned with Beyond, an incredible reunion that ranks among the best material that the band has ever released.  The original Dinosaur trio, guitarist/singer J. Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow, and drummer Murph (Emmett Patrick Murphy), have together...
  • Pela : Anytown Graffiti

     Brooklyn’s Pela rides down these streets on their driving debut LP, Anytown Graffiti. ...
  • Ola Podrida : Ola Podrida

     Ola Podrida bring a relaxed beauty to their sound on their self-titled debut. ...
  • Electrelane : No Shouts, No Calls

     Despite their Brighton, England roots, there’s always been something rather Continental about Electrelane.  Maybe it’s the band’s vaguely Romance language-sounding name, or that the four women have a look reminiscent of the sixties New Left ‘Women of the World, Unite!’ that was found...
  • The Nerd Parade : A Delicate Bashing

     Randy Garcia is the founder of South Florida’s electronic label Nophi Recordings, and has been creating his own electronica for over a decade.  Yet his newest project, the Atlanta-based Nerd Parade, has created a truly original mash-up of lappop, video games, R&B, electronic voices, powerfully...
  • Art Brut : Live

     Is there a more engaging and enjoyable frontman in indie rock than Art Brut’s Eddie Argos?  The band has yet to release their second album (It’s A Bit Complicated drops this June - QRO review), yet they have legions of fans and ‘franchises’...
  • The Comas : Spells

     With Spells, The Comas attempt a difficult follow-up.  In 2004, the band hit the big time with their third release, Conductor, but that was largely because Conductor was singer-guitarist Andy Herod’s break-up album, penned after his very public split with Oscar-nominated actress Michelle...
  • Bob Mould : Live

     Bob Mould hit the Bowery Ballroom with a set that was short on time, but long on substance.  One of indie-punk’s greatest heroes, Mould played a thirty-minute rapid-fire set drawing from his wide back catalog, including his seminal eighties punk rock band Hüsker Dü, his...
  • Young Galaxy : Live

     While the biggest Nor’easter in fifteen years was pounding the Atlantic seaboard, Young Galaxy rocked Mercury Lounge with an unbelievably impressive show.  The Montreal-based band swung through New York on April 15th, in the lead-up to the release of their self-titled debut (