The Blow

“There’s me [onstage], and then there’s Melissa at the back in the sound booth with the audience between us. We’re doing a kind of call-and-response with each other with the audience hugged between the two of us.”


Jem Cohen (director of Museum Hours)

“I just wander around and shoot, and I make stuff out of that.”


DJ Rashad

“[Footwork]’s still growing, but it still hasn’t grown outside the same box that it’s been in for the last five years, as far as a Chicago underground culture.”


Hopscotch 2013

Sheer violent chaos flying in the face of all reason and musicality: It was fucking beautiful.


MusicfestNW 2013

Audience chatter, flash photography, Starbucks, and “Everybody Loves Raymond”


Deem

“It’s like a checkers sort of mentality, where hopping over the next man is going to get you something better.”


Dustin Wong

“If we have the ability to hear, it’s like seeing a face without seeing it.”


Magik Markers

“There aren’t enough stupid, mouth-breathing women making rock & roll records.”


FYF Fest 2013

A schismatic mixture of both serene and more acerbic sounds


Joe Swanberg (director of Drinking Buddies)

“Ty West directing someone to stab me in the neck 15 takes in a row was not the most pleasant acting experience I’ve ever had.”


Aki Onda

“After I do a field recording, I will normally leave the tapes for some years. I need some kind of detachment from the sounds I collected.”


Julianna Barwick

“I like not knowing how something’s going to sound until I get into it. I like the mystery.”


Latitude Music Festival 2013

Family vibes, Jägermeister, and mystery protests in the rump of England


Fuck Buttons

“It’s almost as if the music is the soundtrack to films that don’t exist.”


Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

My zigzagging enthusiasm became my downfall…


Xander Harris

“The average person does not give a shit about what you made music with. They want to dance.”


Prince Rama

“We need gushes of blood, we need zombies on motorcycles, 12 Abercrombie models, muscle men with glitter sweat.”


Andrew Bujalski (director of Computer Chess)

“It was a ridiculous thing to try and pull together in that amount of time, but I think probably if we had more time, we would have had more time to realize it was in vain.”


Favorite 15 Films of 2013 (So Far)

From florescent vomit to T&A set to Skrillex


Shannon And The Clams

“I like to keep it simple. Simple in the sense of not putting tons of work into forcing something to be polished.”

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