Sunday, February 19th, 2012


We’ve previously described him as one of UK’s dubstep pioneers but if you were at any of his live shows you may also know him as the man who can throw a sick party. Unlike those DJs who calmly bob their heads over the turntable for most of the show, RUSKO has an ability to

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012


2010 was a big year for Christopher Mercer, the devilish UK dubstep producer known to the masses as RUSKO. And I know what you’re probably thinking: Is Quip really writing about dubstep? That seemingly nonsensical genre that...

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Fujiya & Miyagi live at Wrongbar

Fujiya & Miyagi’s sound is as unique as their name. We’re not exaggerating the situation here or getting creative with our descriptors, but you’re free to judge for yourself. It took a long time for David Best...

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Canada’s Best: Igloofest Montreal

While some cities choose to hibernate through the winter months in their own quiet and pathetic ways, Montreal chooses to embrace the cold by hosting one of the biggest electronic music festivals in Canada – Igloofest. Right...

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

CAVEMAN | Live in Toronto

One of the new albums that made it on to our best of 2011 New Music list is by a five man band from the heart of New York, Caveman. After self-publishing their first, and very quickly...

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Lights All Nights, Dallas

New Year’s Eve is always a toss up. But it’s a time we should all embrace with open arms and be prepared to expect the unexpected. Traditionally, every December 31st that you’ve been wise enough to steal...

Thursday, December 15th, 2011


It all hit the fan Friday night at the Congress when HARD and Mouth Taped Shut teamed up for an almost unannounced night of sweat and lasers. Two of the heaviest hitters in the promotion game delivered...

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Chatting with The Gift

As it happens, some of the most popular bands in are the ones that we’ve missed out on in Canada. The Gift, a Portuguese psych-pop ensemble is one of those bands. They are top-selling artists in their native...

Friday, December 9th, 2011

YACHT: Concert Review

If you follow us here at Quip, you will recall a recent video post of YACHT’s single from their newest album, I Walked Alone. Well, Tuesday night YACHT brought their hip-thrusting revivalist showcase to Chicago’s own Lincoln...

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Digitalism Live!

This German electro duo is set to break down the barrier between music genres and so they should. Their recent release, “I Love You Dude,” is a hopping blend of dance, pop and indie-rock under an umbrella...

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