Named after an all-too-real episode of Daria, Quinn the Brain is a post-punk/alt-rock power trio that brings back music based on the harsh truths of reality. With lyrics pulled from real-life experiences and music reflecting the moods and themes of the darkest hour, Quinn the Brain proves that angst isn’t just for teenagers. Formed in 2017, the band consists of members Arta Salehi (guitar/vocals), Billy Kimmel (drums) and Steve Blackheart (bass) from Houston, Texas.
“The first time I listened to Quinn the Brain I remember thinking, “Wow they shred”.”
“A little sludgy, a little heavy and tres intense…”
–Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company
“Throughout their performance, I could not resist the feeling to make comparisons to the alternative rock bands of yore. The vocals, riffs, and basslines were callbacks to the early days of grunge and riot grrl, and I commend their performance…”