Quintaine Americana

Quintaine Americana

Infobox musical artist
Name = Quintaine Americana

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Origin = Boston, Massachusetts
Genre = Hard rock
Years_active = 1995–present
Label = CherryDisc, Roadrunner, Curve of the Earth, Traktor7
Associated_acts = Cracktorch, Coke Dealer, Liquor Tricks, Antler
URL = [http://www.myspace.com/quintaineamericana MySpace page]
Current_members = Rob Dixon : Vocals, guitar
Marc Schleicher : Bass guitar
Jason King : Drums
Pete Valle : Guitar
:"Quintaine" redirects here. For the medieval jousting device, see Quintain.Quintaine Americana is a hard rock band from Boston (but with deep Southern roots) that started out in 1995. [Americana beauty, Linda Laban, "Boston Herald", June 26, 2004, pg. 025]


Singer/guitarist Rob Dixon and drummer Jason King both hail from the small town of Drew, Mississippi and moved to Boston in the late 1980s. Bassist Marc Schleicher grew up in Norwell, Massachusetts but family reunions brought him to Alabama on a regular basis.With band's help, Southern rock will rise again, Linda Laban, "Boston Herald", Nov 12, 2003, pg. 057] In 1996 they released their debut album and placed second in the WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble ("the" Boston battle of the bands since 1979). ['BCN Rumble broadens its reach, Jim Sullivan, "The Boston Globe", April 21, 1997, C7] Their second album was released on major label Roadrunner Records. They toured the US with Karma to Burn, but were most popular in New England. Their third full-length was co-produced by Andrew "Mudrock" Murdock, who came back to Boston to help out because he thought that they were "a great band" whose "recordings have [never] properly captured them." [A sound career, Steve Morse, "The Boston Globe", Dec 29, 2000, D16] In early 2001 they added a second guitarist, Pete Valle. Quintaine's last album was released in 2004. The band's name was inspired by a character from an episode of "Tales from the Crypt"—Billy Quintaine. [ [http://www.thebostonphoenix.com/alt1/archive/music/reviews/07-11-96/QUINTAINE_AMERICANA.html Southern fried] , Carly Caroli, "Boston Phoenix", July 11, 1996.]


The RedneckFest is an annual event celebrating the music and culture of the South, curated by Quintaine. Inspiration came to the band after the record release party for their debut album, "Needles", which featured 12 bands. Subsequent years saw the musical styles represented broaden to include bluegrass, rockabilly, country, and Southern rock, along with punk, hard rock, and stoner rock.Boston Beat, Tristram Lozaw, "Boston Herald", Jun 12, 1998, pg. S22.] [Riffs replace yee-haw at Redneck Fest, Tristram Lozaw, "Boston Herald", April 11, 1997, pg. S18.] In 2001 the Fest spanned four nights at three different clubs and featured 21 bands. [Rock notes, Steve Morse, "Boston Globe", Nov 2, 2001, pg. C17.]



*"Needles" (1996, CherryDisc)
*"Decade of the Brain" (1998, Roadrunner)
*"The Devil Went down to Mississippi" EP (2000, Curve of the Earth)
*"Dark Thirty" (2003, Curve of the Earth)
*"Sharpshooter Blues" (2004, Traktor7)

Compilation appearances

*"Take Your Medicine" (1996, Wonderdrug) (song: "Retarded Whore")
*"Wicked Deluxe" (1996, Wicked Disc) (song: "Black Car")
*"Allston Rock City" (1997, Curve of the Earth) (song: "Aunt Ruth")
*"Up the Dosage" (1999, Wonderdrug) (song: "The Good Stuff")


*split single w/Milligram (1999, Polterchrist/Traktor7) (song: "Rebel Yell")


* [ Off the Record] , Sean Richardson, "Boston Phoenix", June 25, 2004.
* [http://www.labproductions.com/news/music/interviews/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1019448243&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1& Dark-Thirty with Quintaine Americana] , Sanjay, Lab Productions, April 21, 2002
* [http://www.avclub.com/content/node/11013 Decade of the Brain] , Joe Garden, "The A.V. Club", March 29, 2002
* [http://bostonphoenix.com/archive/music/00/12/28/CELLARS_BY_STARLIGHTb.html Local petal and munk] , Carly Caroli, "Boston Phoenix", December 28, 2000.
* [http://weeklywire.com/ww/03-09-98/boston_music_1.html Laugh Tracks] , Jon Garelick, "Boston Phoenix", March 9, 1998.
* [http://www.rockdetector.com/artist,32892.sm;jsessionid=7E2A89F3103CD93CF965DAE192354B5C Profile at RockDetector]


External links

* [http://www.myspace.com/quintaineamericana MySpace page]

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