Q And Not U( 1998 - September 2005)
Chris Richards - guitar/voice
Harris Klahr - guitar/voice
John Davis - drums/voice
Matt Borlik - bass/voice on #123
John Davis, Harris Klahr and Chris Richards, formed Q And Not U in the summer of 1998 (along with former member Matt Borlik) and began playing out in November of that year. The band's first release, the "Hot and Informed" single, came out in April 2000 followed by the band's debut full-length, "No Kill No Beep Beep," released in October of 2000. After much touring in support of their album the band parted ways with Borlik and continued as a three piece, releasing the single, "On Play Patterns," in April of 2002 and their second full-length, "Different Damage," in the fall of that same year. Q And Not U toured extensively, in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Japan, with friends like Black Eyes, El Guapo (Supersystem), Antelope, Erase Eratta, Ted Leo/ Pharmacists, and many more. The band released their final album, "Power," in October 2004 and parted ways one year later.
Chris Richards released a solo album under the name Ris Paul Ric in 2006. He currently lives in Washington D.C. and is the pop music critic at The Washington Post.
Harris Klahr has released music under a number of names including Clear Band, President, and Horizon Unlimited through his label New Editions. He is currently working on a new series of paintings as well as preparing new Clear Band material.
John Davis went on to form the bands Georgie James – who released one album, “Places,” on Saddle Creek Records in 2007 – and Title Tracks, with whom he currently performs. Title Tracks has released two LPs, “It Was Easy” and “In Blank,” through The Ernest Jenning Record Co., as well as a single, “Every Little Bit Hurts,” on Dischord.
Richards and Davis are currently writing music under the name Paint Branch and self-released their debut album in 2013.
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Photo: Q and Not U by Shawn Brackbill