Quinn Brabender

Lawrence, Kansas native.
Merchandise Manager for Upon A Burning Body. I make videos for PlugYourHoles.com.

I make music videos/tour blogs/etc. Let's work together.

http://www.quinnbrabender.com

Poncho crew rollin’ deep with @dannyuabb @brendandphoto and BJ whom I do not follow on Instagram yet. #walmart #hunksinponchos

Poncho crew rollin’ deep with @dannyuabb @brendandphoto and BJ whom I do not follow on Instagram yet. #walmart #hunksinponchos

Caught some pics of @uponaburningbodyofficial doing the damn thing today. #uabb #mayhemfestival #mayhem

Caught some pics of @uponaburningbodyofficial doing the damn thing today. #uabb #mayhemfestival #mayhem

Happy 4th of July from @brendandphoto and I. The two most patriotic mother fuckers on #mayhemfest. #hotdudes #america #freedom #frenchfries #newgirl #workout #merchguy #uabb #missmayi #pickles

Happy 4th of July from @brendandphoto and I. The two most patriotic mother fuckers on #mayhemfest. #hotdudes #america #freedom #frenchfries #newgirl #workout #merchguy #uabb #missmayi #pickles

Goodbye Hogwarts Jr. Last night in Lawrence before heading off for #MayhemFest. Excited for the future but also sad to move out of an apt with my best friends. Bittersweet. I’ll see you soon, #lfk.

Goodbye Hogwarts Jr. Last night in Lawrence before heading off for #MayhemFest. Excited for the future but also sad to move out of an apt with my best friends. Bittersweet. I’ll see you soon, #lfk.

Ryan Rockwell Speaks Out On Tigers Jaw Controversy

propertyofzack:

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Ryan Rockwell of Mixtapes has released a statement through his podcast, Big Snackers, explaining in his own words the controversy that has erupted over the past few days in regards to Tigers Jaw. We have transcribed portions of Rockwell’s talk for those who do not have time to listen to the podcast. Listen in here and read the transcript below. 

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This deserves a listen. Everyone raised pitchforks so quickly, because people are so afraid of being called an “apologist” by others, when really people need to hear both sides of every story.

He admits he shouldn’t have said what he said. But the way that happened makes complete sense. If you’ve ever seen Mixtapes, their stage banter is half the show. I saw them nearly every day last year on Warped, and Ryan interrupting and derailing his band-mate’s conversations is typical of the band. Just as it was typical of Blink-182 (and no one seemed to have an issue with Mark when he said he wanted to fuck Tom’s dad).

So, yeah, Ryan shouldn’t have said what he said. It was a clear brain-fart and spit-out quickly as a way to try and make people laugh. He corrected his statement after they played their song, but no one heard that part of the story. And by the time that part got out, so many people were already on one side of the argument that there was no turning back.

The point is, people make mistakes. When they apologize for their mistakes, and try to make it right, put down your pitchfork and forgive. Try to build a scene where good behavior and apologizing is a rewarding thing to do. The people that apologize and don’t mean it will be weeded out quickly.

Stop invading band members personal space on stage, and learn that everyone makes mistakes and sometimes makes jokes in poor taste. And learn to forgive.

Just my opinion.

Really close to finishing a first draft of this @kcautoworx video. Just a few more cuts and then on to color grading!

Really close to finishing a first draft of this @kcautoworx video. Just a few more cuts and then on to color grading!

Tigers Jaw Release Statement: It Is Never Okay To Touch Someone Without Their Consent »

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yeah okay like kids are gonna listen to this. DO NOT GET ME WRONG THIS IS AWESOME I would love it if more bands called out shit on their fans then maybe it wouldn’t be a nightmare to go to a show and worry about if someone’s gonna grab your waist or shoulders to get up front. But, let’s be honest kids are kids and they’re gonna do whatever the fuck they want to do shows have been a place where no one gives a fuck and it’s been like that since the 60’s so if ya really wanna change then play at bigger venues with security and a stage where they cant get on

No.

Kids will not just do “whatever the fuck they want” if you can attempt to change the way said kids look at the situation. You’ve essentially tried to flip the blame on the band for “letting” something like this happen by not having a barricade or security at a show.

If a band wants to play a close, intimate show for their fans, they should be able to do so without the threat that someone will come on stage and invade their personal and private space. #1, it’s sexual assault, and #2, it forces that person in an awkward situation where they have to figure out whether or not to punch the idiot, or ignore him. When really, they should be able to focus on PLAYING MUSIC.

Musicians are not toys to be played with on stage for your own gratification. Respect the bands you like by treating them how you would want to be treated.

And most importantly, fuck your victim blaming mentality. This isn’t the band’s problem, it’s the fan’s problem. You can’t say “don’t get me wrong, this is awesome” and then turn around and tell the band to suck it up.

It’s official. I have peaked maximum boredom and am ready to be back on the road again. Only a month til Mayhem.

"Bob Contemplates Ending It All" Trailer!!! »

westongettoallen:

I wrote and co-produced a TV pilot we’re sending to NYC! I cut this trailer for it as well. Premiere the 20th of June! Hope to see you there. 

This is going to be really great. Can’t wait to see the premiere.