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“All of You” | Betty Who. | VIDEO.

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inger Betty Who recently dropped a video for her single, “All of You.” Directed by Steven Taylor, the video features two friends enacting a woman’s scorn through a mini-crime spree. Who, as talented and photogenic as she wants to be, plays her role well and seems to be at home in the midst of drop-top convertibles, avant garde ski-masks and tot-sized …

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“Innercity Woes / Star Power” | Kane Mayfield.

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ane Mayfield‘s sound just keeps getting more fluid. Not that the rapper’s sound was ever off, but his latest single, “Innercity Woes / Star Power”, indicates that Mayfield is getting into a beautiful groove. “It’s another edition of this honest music catalogue I am building. All of this is leading up to a few projects that I have coming out at the …

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OFF CAMPUS. | THEiLLUZiON |x| Jahni Rae at Jerome’s at Rivington F+B.

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Quiet Lunch is popping up tonight with a cozy music showcase at Jerome’s at Rivington F + B.  (115 Rivington Street) OFF CAMPUS, a mellow set of stripped down performances, will feature Neo-Folkstress Jahni Rae and THEiLLUZiON, a hip-hop duo consisting of Salomon Faye and Enasni Leber. This is our way of providing a more intimate experience during the usually …

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The Day We Met Irene Diaz.

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he weather is getting quite chilly these days, but there is one memory that continues to keep us warm—the day we met Irene Diaz. Diaz, a lilliputian songbird from the Left Coast, stood in the courtyard of Madison Square Garden leaning against a pillar with a quiet confidence that would lead you to think that she owned the building. It …

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Soundtrack to Our Lives. | Esthema at the Middle East Corner.

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usic has changed, or at least the way we consume it. People have stopped listening to music; it’s simply become the background to our lives. The hifi systems are gone, the headphones have been reduced to mere travelling companions. Even once-ubiquitous rock music has been pushed out from the center, and it takes something like Apple & U2’s recent stunt …

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Small Black Vinyl Signing at 101 Diesel Pop-Up.

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Small Black teamed up with Brooklyn Magazine and the 101 Diesel Pop-Up for an awesome vinyl signing this weekend. After signing some copies of their Real People EP and a groovy DJ set by Josh Kolenik, the band headed over to the stage at 50 Kent for an outdoor performance. Our head photographer Michael Della Polla trailed lead singer Josh Kolenik while the festivities …

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Tangina Stone Live at La Petite Mort.

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a Petite Mort gave summer one last goodbye hug this past weekend. The vintage boutique invited singer Tangina Stone to celebrate the official release of her EP titled, THE FALL. The celebration also included a groovy sidewalk performance which attracted a throng of passersby. Stone was in true form, serenading the Lower East Side and having friendly interactions with the crowd in …

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Remembering Afropunk. | Day 2.

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Afropunk Fest | Day 2 August 24th Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn   n the second and final day of the Afropunk Festival, the sun over Brooklyn was at full power. Upon my arrival I was able to catch the last few songs of The Tontons, a sea-breeze psych-pop group from Texas. Their new album, Make Out King and Other Stories …

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Remembering Afropunk. | Day 1.

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Afropunk Fest | Day 1 August 23rd Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn   etween August 23 and 24, the colors of every nation’s flag flooded Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn for the tenth Afropunk Fest. The lineup was a perfect blend of Punk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul, and everything that permeates and runs between. Every act held some hint of each style …

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The Annihilated Decibel. | Boris Plays “Drumless Drone Set” at Saint Vitus Bar.

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o one can hear you scream at a Boris concert. Shrieks of terror, elation, and concern all go unheard, lost in the din. Last Monday, August 4th, the Japanese drone metal group melded Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn down to a tiny piece of flashing tin. The performance, billed as a “drumless drone set,” was added after the announcement of …

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Dear Derrick. | The Jamie Project.

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urator and rapper Derrick B. Harden, who performs under the pseudonym Dear Derrick, just released his highly anticipated EP, The Jamie Project. Harden has been quite busy as of late, releasing a slew of new music. The Jamie Project looks to be a culmination of his onslaught, boasting a vulnerable strength that makes it skillfully endearing and memorable. The EP sees appearances from …

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Haim. |x| A$AP Ferg. | “My Song 5” REMIX.

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aim teamed up with A$AP Ferg for a remix of “My Song 5”. At first glance, this coupling looks to be an odd one, but listeners will quickly find out that it is a match made in music heaven. The track opens with a thumping beat and an excerpt from Ferg’s signature line, “talk to me nice or don’t talk …

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Sounds Cool. | Marshall Fridge.

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usicians have been wasted on stage since Caligula was crazy; but times are changing. Now, Marshall Fridge allows musicians to get wasted on stage. Made to look like the iconic Marshall amp, the Marshall Fridge is a clever contraption that is actually a beer fridge. Sure, you can store kale and Naked Juice in it… but do you really want to? …

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Olivier Ratsi. |x| Thomas Vaquié. |x| Nico Boritch. | Onion Skin.

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livier Ratsi created an intriguing audiovisual installation titled Onion Skin. Done with the help of Thomas Vaquié (music) and Nico Boritch (production), Ratsi envelopes the installation’s attendees in a wedge of patterns and sounds. Ratsi, Vaquié, and Boritch are a part of a design collective called ANTIVJ. Onion Skin is a part of their Echolyse series. Photos Courtesy of Olivier Ratsi. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch …

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Maskull Lasserre. | Beautiful Dreamer.

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askull Lasserre encourages us to make art, not war, with Beautiful Dreamer. Made to look like authentic hand grenades, Beautiful Dreamer is actually a series of music boxes. The A-Series grenades play “America the Beautiful” while the B-Series grenades play “Beautiful Dreamer.” But there’s a pleasant, true-to-life twist; each musical grenade can only be discharged and played once. Altogether, Beautiful Dreamer is an ideal …

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Ab-Soul. |x| ScHoolboy Q. | Hunnid Stax.

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b-Soul recently released a new single titled, “Hunnid Stax.” Featuring fellow Top Dawg ScHoolboy Q, the song is a purposefully materialistic deviation from Soulo’s usually conscious motif.  The song is almost sarcastic and borderline satirical. You get the feeling that Soulo is poking fun of the ill fated rhetoric that plagues most of modern day hip-hop music. “Hunnid Stax” comes …

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Jana Josephina. | Avalanche. | VIDEO

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inger Jana Josephina recently released some intense visuals for her second single “Avalanche.” Taken from her upcoming album, Contradiction, “Avalanche”  is translated through a captivating video that depicts a vicious game of cat and mouse. The song is due for release on June 30, 2014. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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Kendra Morris. | Sunny California Tour.

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endra Morris just announced dates for a short, but sweet, California tour. Morris, who is currently reveling in the success of Banshee and Mockingbird, will be spilling her soulful cup about the San Fran, Oaktown, and L.A. areas. Be sure to catch her at the following venues… Shop Banshee and Mockingbird HERE! Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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TONIGHT! | Virginaire at LIT Lounge.

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ho says the 3-day weekend has to end? Multimedia art music duo Virginaire will be extending the weekend tonight at Suspended Animation – Transitions. Hosted by third culture illustrator Gina Martynova, Lauren Holden, and Bjorn DelaCruz, festivities will take place around 11:00 pm at LIT Lounge (93 2nd Avenue). Along with serving up thumping rhythms, limited edition hand-rolled cigars, and boozy beverages, they …

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40 Years of Hip Hop.

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urated by Che Kothari and Ryan Paterson, 40 Years of Hip Hop is a photographic exhibition that features both popular and never-before-seen portraits of some of the music’s most iconic figures–from The Notorious B.I.G. to Nicki Minaj. More importantly, the show not only focuses on the performers, it also focuses on the talented photographers who captured them. The show ends on …

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Glass Animals. | Pools. [VIDEO]

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fter a slight snafu that left a couple of countries (including the U.S.) out of the loop, the visuals for Glass Animals‘ “Pools” are finally available for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Directed by Rafael Bonilla Jr., the video is a trippy stop-motion journey that proves that music videos are only getting better as the year goes one. Glass Animals are set to …

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Betty Who |x| MS MR. | Heartbreak Dream (REMIX)

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etty Who‘s hit tune, “Heartbreak Dream,” was recently remixed by MS MR. Betty Who has making tons of noise lately and this rhythmic remix by MS MR further validates her meteoric rise. “Heartbreak Dream” comes off of her spanking new EP, Slow Dancing. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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Flatbush ZOMBIES. |x| Trash Talk. | 97.92

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latbush Zombies recently released visuals for the single, “97.92” The trio teamed up with Trash Talk to make a stellar contribution to the CONS EP Vol. 1. Directed by Aplusfilmz and Pier Pictures, the video was shot using a 360-degree HD camera rig with a remote-controlled drone octo-copter. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various …

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Emily King. | Distance.

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ust when it seemed like Emily King‘s “Distance” couldn’t be more awesome, its recent visuals absolutely puts the song over the top. Directed by Paul Jung and designer Erin Wahed of Bande Des Quatres, the video is ironically laced with latent passionate and abstract stoicism. Flaming roses that never burn, working printers, turtlenecks–it is safe to say that this video has …

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See Cakes Run.

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Cakes Da Killa recently released the official music video for his rambunctious single “I Run This Club.” Directed by Zubaer Khan, the 90’s inspired imagery is an appropriate visual follow up to an awesome track that is sure to give life this spring. The video also includes a special appearance by CUNTMAFIA founder, Contessa Stuto. “I Run This Club” is …

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Ryan Hobler at Rockwood.

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Writer Sumeet Khosa recalls an endearing performance by Ryan Hobler at Rockwood. Special thanks to Ryan Hobler and the folks at Rockwood. ††††† Rockwood Music Hall hosted the pleasant melodies of Ryan Hobler on a quiet winter night. While the mood outside was reserved, the atmosphere inside was filled with laughs, sorrow, and remembrance. While Ryan carried a soft and …

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Parametric Expression.

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Mike Pelleteir‘s Parametric Expression is a tastefully creepy project that uses a series of ambient video loops that explore the concept of quantified emotion. The seemingly unfinished figures go through a set of expressions that gradually become more disturbing and grotesque. Music featured in the video is provided by Colleen  (“I Was Deep in A Dream and Didn’t Know It”) Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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NEW Music | No. IV.

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Here at Quiet Lunch Magazine we’re always listening to music. In the shower, on the can–our affinity for music never takes a break and it’s about time that we infect you with our disease. So, the QL staff has curated a 5-song SoundCloud EP consisting of fresh, groove-worthy tunes that we feel are worth a listen. Each installment is done by the numbers and …

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Tennis |x| May 2014 Tour.

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Tennis recently announced dates for their upcoming May 2014 Tour. The tour hits a few majors cities in North America, including Philly, Toronto, and Chicago, but we’re more concerned with their Williamsburg date since it will be right in our backyard. A significant part of the tour will be spent supporting Haim, with the New York and Chicago dates standing …

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On the Move.

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London based music selector Faith offered up an audio gem last week. “Passing By” is 40+ minutes of simmering rhythm that includes tunes from an array of names, from Soulection labelmate, Sango, to jazz rap pioneers, A Tribe Called Quest. The 20 year-old Faith has been garnering much buzz, taking her audience along on her musical journey. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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When’s the Last Time…

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Akouo recently released visuals for “Last Time,” the first single from his forthcoming EP, Mesa. We’ve been listening to “Last Time” for the entire month, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the official music video. Directed by Scott  Atkins for L.U.S.Y Productions, the video is just as ethereally subdued as the song itself. Akouo also announced dates for his Last Time Tour. …

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To the Max.

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Max Schieble‘s work is twisted, but in a friendly way that is harmless yet infectious. Frontman of neo-jazz band, PHARAOHS, Schieble is also an illustrator with a genuine soul and a knack for abstract expression. His pieces are picasso-esque, featuring a reconstruction of anatomies and surrealistic themes. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various …

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Danny Malone at Rockwood.

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We’re still buzzing over Danny Malone‘s performance at Rockwood last week. The self-described troubadour of “future folk and sexy depression” was a part of the Communion NYC Showcase and gave a warm and lively performance to an eager crowd that braved the cold just to see him perform. Danny recently premiered visuals for the single “Sugarwater,” which can be found on his latest effort, …

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NEW Music | No. III.

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Here at Quiet Lunch Magazine we’re always listening to music. In the shower, on the can–our affinity for music never takes a break and it’s about time that we infect you with our disease. So, the QL staff has curated a 5-song SoundCloud EP consisting of fresh, groove-worthy tunes that we feel are worth a listen. Each installment is done by the numbers and …

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Lullaby by Kane.

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Kane Mayfield isn’t exactly a noob when it comes to rap music, but his latest track, “Sleep,” emits a refreshing confidence that can only be possessed by an artist that has settled into a creative groove. Mayfield is establishing his brand; and the result is signature word play, thoughtful content, and rotation friendly songs like “Sleep.” Also, see if you …

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The Eastmen Collective present Memorabilia at Poppington. @PoppingtonNYC

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UPDATE:Due to the weather yesterday in the northeast, we had to postpone The Memorabilia exhibit opening to Thursday January 23rd.   Memorabilia will be hosted by The Eastmen Collective in the downtown creative factory known as Poppington. This multimedia pop-up exhibition will showcase the work of Shane Garron, Lance Johnson, and select pieces from custom goods company Hawke & Dumar. The artist and clothing company come …

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NEW Music! | PRO ERA. | Sol Luna.

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The Pro Era recently released some fresh tunage. Produced by Navie D., “Sol Luna” features Joey Bada$$, Dyemond Lewis, and A La $ole brewing up a Sol-ful batch of affection with a raunchy, but sentimental ode to that special someone. “Sol Luna” looks to be featured on Pro Era’s upcoming Secc$ Tap.e Pt. 2, due out February 14th 2014. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch …

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NEW MUSIC | No. II.

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Here at Quiet Lunch Magazine we’re always listening to music. In the shower, on the can–our affinity for music never takes a break and it’s about time that we infect you with our disease. So, the QL staff has curated a 5-song SoundCloud EP consisting of fresh, groove-worthy tunes that we feel are worth a listen. Each installment is done by the numbers and …

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NEW Music | In the Clear.

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A Nighthawk just released their digital EP, Here We Are, Out In The Open. Made up of Ted Malmros (Shout Out Louds) and Sarah Snavely (formerly of Dag för Dag), the duo has manifested a somber yé-yé feel that thrashes about with rock ‘n’ roll vigor. The project can be gloomy and stern at some turns but there is an upbeat melancholy embedded within …

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Album Review | Professor Divebomb Cuts and Pastes Together HAG.

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HAG, the new album from psychedelic, lo-fi artist, Professor Divebomb, is a swallowing cave of loose and disgruntled sound. It’s noisy and harsh, but also hypnotizing and druggy. The 16-track album is 44-minutes of swelling sonic carnage and curving tunnels of dark noise. It’s unpredictable and experimental in the most far-fetched meaning of the word–a weird record of doomed psychedelia. …

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Quiet Lunch presents No. I.

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Here at Quiet Lunch Magazine we’re always listening to music. In the shower, on the can–our affinity for music never takes a break and it’s about time that we infect you with our disease. So, from here on in, the QL staff will be curating a 5-song SoundCloud EP consisting of fresh, groove-worthy tunes that we feel are worth a …

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We’re With You.

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Magnus August Høiberg, affectionately known as Cashmere  Cat, debuted his new single “With Me” today. “With Me,” a thumping but whimsical tune, is taken off of the Wedding Bells EP–due out January 2014. Get “With Me” → HERE! ← Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. …

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TRUTH Be Told.

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L S D X O X O‘s S O F T C O R E EP was recently bestowed upon the music-loving masses. The Brooklyn based artist offers up 12 dope tracks and the song “TRUTH TELLA” sees an appearance from one of our favorite up and coming rappers, Cakes Da Killa. Now, before you listen to this song, we must warn …