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Quin Galavis Turns Darkness Into His Magnum Opus
Obfuscating the narrative between fiction and lived experience on My Life in Steel and Concrete
Music Story  August 25, 2016, by Greg Beets
"...Even so, when the doors close and the lights go down inside the Eastside DIY venue, the temperature of the repurposed warehouse quickly becomes stultifying. As Quin Galavis begins a three-part multimedia presentation of his new double album, My Life in Steel and Concrete, the sensation of drowning in hot, stale air only adds to the weight of his emotional broadsides...."

Record Review: Quin Galavis
My Life in Steel and Concrete (Super Secret)
Music Story  August 25, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...On his ambitious, wide-release sophomore solo album, Quin Galavis lays bare his insecurities, fears, and existential ponderings through 20 thematic shards of literature. While varied in plot, the emotionally raw vignettes stack into a spirit quest about understanding the golden moments of life and death, dream and reality, and boldly facing it all without excuse..."

SXSW Music Live: Spoon Nite 2
Two nights down, one to go
DAILY SXSW  March 16, 2017, by Tim Stegall
"...Much, much easier getting into the Main on Wednesday night for the second of Spoon’s three nights celebrating their new Matador Records release Hot Thoughts. The crowd was sparse as Austin’s Quin Galavis took the stage shrouded in dry ice and angry red lighting...."

Top 10 Austin Albums of 2016
The Chronicle music staff picks their favorite local records
Music Story  December 29, 2016, by Greg Beets, Jim Caligiuri, Kevin Curtin, Thomas Fawcett, Doug Freeman, Alejandra Ramirez, Kahron Spearman and Libby Webster
"...1) Quin Galavis, My Life in Steel and Concrete (Super Secret)..."

Playback: Spotify Gifts Kealing Middle School
After the SXSW carnival leaves town, Kealing Middle School will have something to show for it – thanks to Spotify
Music Column  February 25, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Quin Galavis completes his episodic Beerland residency, "Four Cycles of Atrophy," this Friday with a final chapter: "Desultory." Each week, the Dead Space/False Idol frontman performs new solo songs intertwined with scripted drama performed by actress Cassie Fitzgerald – who worshiped a candlelit altar and taunted Galavis' artistic aspirations during last week's gutsy performance...."

SXSW Music No. 5
Hurray for the Riff Raff, Naomi Achu, Cakes da Killa, and 171 more added
DAILY Music  January 27, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Boyfrndz, Tony Bray, Cilantro Boombox, Dream Machine, Jacob Dupre Quintet, Quin Galavis, Rebecca Loebe, Money Chicha, Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5, Noah North, Christopher Plowman, Ramesh, Small Houses, Peggy Stern Octet, the Teeta, Tinnarose, Tres Bourbonnais, Uncle Lucius, Ünloco, Patricia Vonne, the Wheelwrights, and Bonnie Whitmore...."

Quin Galavis
Vinyl Bin
Music Review  August 12, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...Quin GalavisShould Have Known You (Thread Pull)..."

Nazi Gold
One last 2012 local music roundup
Music Story  December 28, 2012, by Kevin Curtin
"...Nazi Gold hits paydirt on first strike. The Austin trio featuring prolific guitarist/bassist/singer Quin Galavis, Swans drummer Thor Harris, and Flesh Lights bassist and vocalist Jeremy Steen magnify post-punk's dark art with teeth-rattling rhythms and hurdling melodies..."

100 Local SXSW Music Acts
A-Z list of 100 Austin acts showcasing at the Fest
Music Story  March 16, 2017, by The Music Staff
"...18, Palm Door on Sabine, 12mid Elijah Ford sparked his career in Ryan Bingham's band before stepping solo, and the influence of the Oscar winner's amped-up roots rock and tight songwriting echoes in Ford's. 2016 sophomore offering As You Were runs heavy with big, gritty alt-rock hooks. – Doug Freeman Quin Galavis..."

Playback – SXSW Recap: Love, Hate, Garth & Trump
Final love / hate SXSW listicles
Music Story  March 23, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm uplifted Auditorium Shores as direct support for Friday's Prince tribute; Austin country queen Sunny Sweeney warmed up for Garth Brooks by generating fan-girl excitement, debuting ace new disc Trophy, and generally poking fun at her genre by instructing fans to edit pictures making her look extra tan and thin; and Shakey Graves got backed by Questlove and company at the annual Roots & Friends Jam on Saturday. Meanwhile, Spoon piled locals onto their three-night stand at the old Emo's, including A Giant Dog, Quin Galavis, Boyfrndz, Walker Lukens, and Sweet Spirit...."

Playback: The Westin Sues the Nook Over Sound
And “Playback” votes in the Austin Music Poll
Music Column  January 5, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Songwriter: Quin Galavis..."

Drank the Lemonade
As album sales give way to streaming services, how much longer will we be able to purchase music?
Music Story  December 29, 2016, by Raoul Hernandez
"...2) Quin Galavis, My Life in Steel and Concrete (Super Secret)..."

Nazi Gold
Music Review  January 22, 2015, by Michael Toland
"...Gather up enough Dead Space, Flesh Lights, and Swans, and you get a stash of Nazi Gold. The local trio aligns the latter's god of thunder Thor Harris (Shearwater) with Space man Quin Galavis and Lights bassist Jeremy Steen for a quartet of songs flexing post-punk..."

Five Last-Minute New Year's Eve Picks
Make the last moments of 2014 count without tons of planning.
DAILY Chrontourage  December 29, 2014, by Chrontourage
"...Most of the block at East 6th & Onion will time warp on New Year's Eve with music from that year performed by Austin bands such as Holy Wave, Sweet Spirit, the Moonwalks, the Bad Lovers, Dikes of Holland, BLXPLTN, Quin Galavis, and even more spread among Hotel Vegas, the Volstead, and Gypsy Lounge...."

Playback: Grohl Call
Nirvana drummer, Foo Fighter, and documentarian Dave Grohl passes it on
Music Column  November 20, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...Without warning, elusive local trio Nazi Gold ambushed Austin with another blighted slab of teeth-grinding doom-punk last week. That release, a four-song vinyl entitled Climbing the Tower, occasioned recent appearances at Trailer Space and Cheer Up Charlie's, where the triad of Swans percussionist Thor Harris, Dead Space singer Quin Galavis, and Flesh Lights bassist Jeremy Steen converged in a flash of avant-garde pounding, polluted distortion, and blood-drunk poetry...."

The Dead Space
Texas Platters go mondo
Music Story  August 7, 2014, by Greg Beets
"..."Both Eyes" simultaneously summons gothic shivers and flailing abandon to deliver a compelling exercise in three-minute urgency, while "You're Fake" maintains titular fidelity by pivoting toward straight punk rock. The ever-prolific Quin Galavis complements his creeping basslines with dark-tunnel vox that utilize opacity as a device, allowing listeners to draw their own connections..."

Ditch the Fest
Spider House's 49 acts on three stages Friday/Saturday
DAILY Music  October 10, 2012, by Raoul Hernandez
"...6pm - Watch Out For Rockets 7 - the Couch 8 - Suspirians 9 - Kay Leotard 10 - Acorn Bcorn 11 - the Rich Hands 12am - Quin Galavis 1 - Bad Lovers..."

Top 10s
Music Story  January 6, 2012, by Raoul Hernandez
"...7) Quin Galavis, Should Have Known You (Thread Pull)..."

Jonathan Toubin Benefits
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and others aid Jonathan Toubin
DAILY Music  December 16, 2011, by Greg Beets
"...27 Toubin benefit at Emo’s, when Knife in the Water and Glorium co-headline during the club’s final week on Red River. December Boys, the Black, and Quin Galavis also perform..."

Off the Record
Exit Music: Nakia leaves The Voice, Corcoran retires, and Mike Wiebe walks the plank
Music Column  July 1, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...Beerland closed on Monday night for an inspection by an electrician, who approved the venue's reopening the following night. "It was pretty disturbing," wrote Followed by Static's Eric Rothschild, who was scheduled to headline Sunday, "but the Beerland crowd and staff and EMS's quick response made all the difference." Beerland hosts a benefit for Turton Saturday, July 2, with Wiccans, Air Traffic Controllers, Breatherholes, Quin Galavis, and more...."

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