Quinn Strassel hails from Ypsilanti, Michigan; birthplace of the Tucker automobile, Dominos Pizza, and Iggy Pop
He studied Theatre at the University of Michigan and moved to New York City, where he taught drama and music appreciation at a Brooklyn public high school, while moonlighting as a performer and songwriter. After recording lo-fi indie ballads in his apartment, he started an after-school rock club where students brought guitars and rocked out. He also directed the school's plays, including a hip-hop adaptation of Oedipus Rex
He moved to Massachusetts after receiving the prestigious Dennis Kauff Memorial fellowship to study Broadcast Journalism at Boston University. After graduating with a Master's Degree, he auditioned for OurStage.com after reading a post calling for someone with "performance/journalism experience and an interest in indie music.
The rest is history
Since joining OurStage, Quinn has traveled the country, interviewing up-and-coming acts from the site, and more established artists like Lupe Fiasco, Tapes 'n Tapes, Blonde Redhead, Will Arnett, Rhymefest, and St. Vincent. He's attended and covered numerous festivals, including South By Southwest, Noise Pop, Bonnaroo, 10,000 Lakes, Lollapalooza, and Bumbershoot
Favorite all-time artists include Beck, Pixies, Pavement, The Breeders, Guided By Voices, The Roots, Belle & Sebastian, Elliott Smith, Portishead, and Yo La Tengo. Favorite movies include Ghostbusters, Rushmore, Goonies, Harold and Maude, and R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet
Quinn dedicates his work to all the hardworking emerging and independent artists who devote their lives to creating music, film, and art.