Curious Quail premiere collaboration with City Lights Theatre Company, 6/26/13

Instant Gratification, the first full-length release for San Jose’s so-hot-right-now Curious Quail, is something that's been living in frontman Mike Shirley-Donnelly's head for a long time. "(I've) found notebooks from as far back as 2002 from when I was supposed to be paying attention in my West Valley College classes that have some of the scribblings on what this eventually became," he says. Though the album was many years in the making, it’s recently taken on a life that the band never really imagined for it . . . not that they’re complaining. On June 26th, in conjunction with Black [...]

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South Bay Star Wars Night features BLAMMOS!, Cartoon Violence, Gnarboots and more

Geekery and rock 'n' roll have long shared a special kinship, so it's a wonder that celebrations like what's scheduled to go down in Cupertino next week aren't more commonplace. Down in Silicon Valley, Homestead Lanes will ring in May the 4th with a special Star Wars Day show. The night features a who’s-who of Bay Area geek rock, including Gnarboots, BLAMMOS!, Curious Quail, Cartoon Violence, and a few others. The Angel and Robot Show emcee. The festivities start at 8pm. Costumes are absolutely encouraged. May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Extravaganza Curious Quail, Gnarboots, Blammos!, Cartoon Violence, [...]

Curious Quail, Picture Atlantic, Rin Tin Tiger and more close out Art Boutiki's old location

As the Art Boutiki prepares to move to its new location on Race Street, a few parties are being held to send off its South-First digs in style. The Art Boutiki will be hosting “closing ceremonies” this weekend: its last Big Rock Show, delivered in two installments. Installment one, on March 15th, features local favorites Curious Quail, Brooke D., Drop Dead Sixty and more. Night #2 will see Picture Atlantic, Bent Knee, Rin Tin Tiger, Little Red Lung and Zen Zenith close up shop. The new location, just barely 2 miles away, is undergoing some finishing touches. Shows haven’t been [...]

Mini-Playlist: 5 Local Acts to See at Rockage

Going to Rockage2.0? Of course you are. (You are, right?). While it’s mostly a celebration of video-game-geekery in all its glory, Rockage also serves as a sneaky way to introduce those who came to game to some badass local bands as well. If you’re heading down south next weekend, here are the Bay Area bands you need to see. FRIDAY, 2/8/13 Curious Quail, San Jose: Personally, we can’t think of a more appropriate band to play such an event. Curious Quail build their sound off of a dreamy foundation of bleeps, bloops and other electronic noises. They’ll be appearing as [...]

Curious Quail set to headline Art Boutiki and debut new member on 1/18/13

Just because the Art Boutiki is moving (by the way, the beloved Boutiki has found a new home! More on that later) doesn’t mean they can’t say goodbye to the old location in style. San Jose’s Curious Quail will headline the Boutiki this Friday, 1/18/13, with help from fellow South Bay-ers Guy Fox, Sweet Hayah, and Bears! Bears! Bears! The show will also be a debut show for the new and 7th Quail. Who is it? They’re not saying. You’ll have to stop by to find out. Shows at the Boutiki’s current location will continue until further notice. Stay tuned [...]

By |January 15, 2013|Tags: , |
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