“QCR is invaluable in its ability to represent my values to the greater music communities and has offered us experiences it would be near impossible for us to access otherwise. I'd be proud to sign with them for any kind of music I was making.”  

-Radford Bishop, former drummer/vocalist of Alumni Resident Artist Tough Tough Skin


“This label simply puts out good music, by a not-so-coincidental roster of all-queer bands inspired and influenced by Riot Grrrl politics and indie/DIY process … Because of its modest roster, the label can focus on and raise up its artists … Rad all around.”  

-Ashley Brittner, bitch magazine

"Queer Control Records embodies everything that a politically aware and artistically ambitious record label should. Like the punk rock ideals of legendary labels like DC's Dischord Records before it, Queer Control knows its audience and gives it what it needs without forgetting that there are new minds to activate out there as well."

          - Josh Bloom, Owner, Fanatic Promotion, Inc.

“There’s something queer happening on the queer scene. And if [QCR’s bands are] a surprise to you, the names unfamiliar and enticing, good God, kids. Hop on the anti-bandwagon and treat yourself to some of these delectable sounds. It appears good, ole’ fashioned Indie-driven music of the past isn’t long gone, and may in fact be the very future. Whether the Butchies and Tribe 8 just weren’t enough for you, or you’re harboring concerns that riot grrrl and queercore today just isn’t what it used to be or that it’s deserted the underground scene altogether, there’s good news for us yet.”  

-Liouxsie Dee, Danger!Hole zine


“San Francisco is 7 x 7 miles of interlocking music communities, and local label Queer Control Records specifically looks after the LGBTIQQ segment of the noise-making population – acts both here and abroad … Great stuff …”  

-Jennifer Maerz, SFweekly.com


“Punk may not be dead, but it is queer … [QCR] was started in an effort to give more exposure to smaller bands. It also functions as a non profit built around community development, with many of their shows taking place at youth centers in places where there isn’t much support for the LGBT youth.” 

-Cristian Vargas, University of California, Riverside Highlander