Michael Quinn
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Michael Quinn

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
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"Music Free and Pure"

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

We just did the math, and there are a bajillion songs on our iPods. And we've heard them all as many times. Floating the same boat?

Lucky for us all, there's PureVolume.com, a music site ideal for finding artists you've never heard before (and some you have), in every genre imaginable. It's like underground went underground. The best part? A ton of the artists make their music available for free download, making it easier to get them heard and to get you listening.

Here are a few of our personal faves:

Michael Quinn
Songs From Jonestown
No Kool-Aid here. Folk meets blues meets country meets something else. This guy's reviving all that once made music great with tunes like protest song "The Big Spill" and the whiskey-soaked "No. 7." Plus, a little secret: all that sound is just one dude. Sweet!

When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
Never mind Eminem. This white-boy duo from the Twin Cities is putting out beats and rhymes the likes of which we haven't heard since hip hop was still bottle-fed. The album title alone is reason enough to listen.

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
One girl, eight guys, lots of funk. Coming out of the New York music scene, these guys pair killer female vocals with groovy instrumentals to make music we wanna dance to. Listen to "Boom, Boom" and get down. - Off The Quad


Songs From Jonestown, LP, June 2010
I Want You (Plain and Simple), Single Release, June 2010
The Big Spill, Single Release, August 2010
No. 7, Single Release, September 2010
Can A Ravaged Man Earn Love, Single Release, September 2010
Busy Aboard Blues, Single Release, December 2010
My Time In Miami, Single Release, January 2011
Anywhere But Me Blues, Single Release, January 2011
Between Heaven And Hell EP, March 2011
A.D.D EP , July 2011



A singer/songwriter of the blues and folk variety, with an acoustic guitar slung across his back and a handful of harps in his fist. Ask him where he’s from, he’ll tell you Ratnik, west of the river—a town so tiny you can’t find it with an atlas and a magnifying glass. Ask him where he’s from he’ll tell you it doesn’t matter. Ask him where he’s at, he’ll say Miami, with one foot out the door. Ask him where he got his sound, he’ll mention the same old names. Ask him where he got his sound, he’ll mutter something about a meeting at the Crossroads. Ask him where he’s going, but he’s already moved on up the road.

-Marion Penrose