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Our friends at Crashin’ In had the fabulously insane idea of putting on a marathon-of-a-party during CMJ week. Naturally, we had to be a part of it. We had some of the top bands in town from near and far playing on our tiny(ish) Galapagos stage. Foals, Jay Reatard, Foreign Born, Blackstrap, Chairlift, Shock Cinema, Le Loup, A Place to Bury Strangers and more… it couldn’t get much better. Over ten bands and multiple dj’s from noon til 4am, with top sponsors like Schwelmer Beer, Miller High Life, Oskar Blues, Volcom Sk8boards and more. Here’s a peek at how the 16-hour day into night event progressed.

Le Loup

Le Loup shakes it up and looks psychedelic in blue

DJ Sunnyside Up

DJ Sunnyside Up, (aka Chris David), takes some rockin’ time off from Sentimentalist Mag editorial duties


Kanine Records’ Chairlift does a divine happy hour set

(photo by Tear-n Tan)



Blackstrap: Glorious guitar Swedes

(photos by Tear-n Tan)

Foreign Born

Foreign Born: Epic Californians



Foals: Oxford’s Edgy Rock Intelligentsia

(top: photos by Tear-n Tan)

Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard owned the night and jammed the room, making metalheads of the best of us

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