• J GRGRY - Don't Ever Give Up

    J GRGRY – “Don’t Ever Give Up”

    We’ve been following the exploits and latest singles by Seattle’s J GRGRY since late 2018 when he released the feisty “Imagination” (QRO review). There, the character bowed to makes amends to things and people he did wrong, in an up-tempo and flickering melody. Then we had the sumptuous “Dinosaurs”...
  • Caveman - New Sides EP

    Caveman – New Sides EP

    QRO has followed favorite Caveman (QRO spotlight on) since practically before they were a band, when its members were in various other acts like The Subjects and Elefant.  And unlike a lot of our other old loves, they’re still putting out great music, like the new New Sides EP,...
  • Nicole Atkins - Mind Eraser

    Nicole Atkins – “Mind Eraser”

    While QRO favorite Nicole Atkins (QRO spotlight on) has had to push back the release of her new record, Italian Ice, due to the corona virus, she did just drop its single, “Mind Eraser”.  And she’s doing great at-home “Alone We’re All Together” performances, complete with guest stars like Dean...
  • Admiral Radley - Memories At 133

    Admiral Radley – “Memories At 133”

    Ten years ago, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy and Aaron Espinoza of Earlimart (QRO spotlight on) teamed up as Admiral Radley.  Coming out of the great early 2000’s Los Angeles Silver Lake scene that was the West Coast mirror to New York’s Lower East Side & Brooklyn, centered on Espinoza’s...
  • Princess Goes To the Butterfly Museum - Vicious

    Princess Goes To the Butterfly Museum – “Vicious”

    One of the last concerts that QRO caught before everything shut down was Princess Goes To the Butterfly Museum at Mercury Lounge (QRO photos).  Princess is fronted by none other than Dexter himself, actor Michael C. Hall, along with Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen, and now they’ve put out...
  • Weezer - Hero

    Weezer – “Hero”

    Weezer‘s been up & down over the years, but has managed to still have a wide and eager fan base, from folks who were old when Weezer (The Blue Album) (QRO live review) came out to kids who think Rivers Cuomo wrote “Africa”.  That span comes to the fore...
  • Icona Pop & Hayden James – “Right Time”

    We’re all stuck in lockdown (or at least we should be), missing dancing at the club.  Coming to our relief is Icona Pop and Hayden James, who team up for the great club-thumper “Right Time”.  It’s also got a wonderful video of Icona Pop showing how to have your...
  • Land of Talk - Compelled

    Land of Talk – “Compelled”

    Among the many artists who’ve had to bump back their album release dates amid the worldwide corona virus lockdown has been QRO favorite Land of Talk (QRO spotlight on).  Her new record Indistinct Conversations was supposed to come out on the Ides of May, but now will be released...
  • MisterWives - Rock Bottom

    MisterWives – “Rock Bottom”

    We’re all stuck inside, dancing by ourselves, but we’re also all hoping for better in the future.  New York City’s own MisterWives have just put out their own new dance track, “Rock Bottom”.  Its video (see below) includes frontwoman Mandy Lee in the poofiest dress ever, and the whole...