Recent Articles in CMJ 2011

What The Track? Hard Mix “I Wont Put Up/Trying to Be Rude”

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I Wont Put Up/Trying to Be Rude by Hard Mix

Hard Mix, or Noah as he is probably known to those around him in real life, premiered this single at the Dovecote (his record label) party Ye Olde Glasslands in Brooklyn during CMJ.

What can I say? Every time Noah, or Hard Mix as I imagine his parents call him after a long ago incident when three year old Noah made fun of the cake mix (made fun of it by calling it both a physically hard mixture and a very hard thing to mix) that his mom was making for the birthday party for Hard Mix Sr., stops up here in the village of New York (up from the magical mixing villages of South Carolina where the musician summers/winters) we get new dance-able thoughtful tracks. Works for me.

3 Nov 2011 | More

Three Occupy CMJ: French, Swedes and New Zealand Bring Their Local Flavor

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I am not certain if my information is 100% accurate as to the extent of this scourge but I definitely know that at least 3 countries have taken on an invasion of CMJ this year. As if on their own native soil they’ve setup access to food, their thinkers and musicians and more often than not luring innocent fair goers with free drinks, drinks as in alcoholic booze. I thought music is supposed to be contentious, in the eye of the beholder, for each one their taste, it doesn’t seem like we’re taking this as serious as say if a WTO meeting were to take place in our city. Take it from someone who knows their history this will not end well, first the French will setup two nights of French bands and next they’ll revive monsieur Buonaparte and then it’s good bye Louisiana or *gasp* Texas.

When Ceasar said: “Hey, let’s give the masses bread and entertainment”, as these insolent invaders are seeming to do, what he didn’t expect was the response from Brutus: “Hey, I find this knife in your back really entertaining right now, Ceasar”, and all history’s ever heard from Caesar afterward was “gurgle, gurgle, ooooooh”. So, dear fellows, let’s start misunderstanding more and rush to the venues of the occupants listed below (at the times also provided below).

18 Oct 2011 | More

CMJ Tonight: “Death to Hip-Hop” Afro Punk CMJ Showcase

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Well that’s a contentious start to the CMJ (College Music Journal for those just joining us) 2011 in NYC: “Death to Hip-Hop”, an Afro Punk showcase featuring the young stars of the scene Cerebral Ballzy and Ninjasonik and the incredibly bad-ass, and basically founders of the “Punk scene” band Death. The show is at Music Hall of Williamsburg, doors open at 8, accepting CMJ badges, $10 pre-sales or $12 at the door. Read on for details.

18 Oct 2011 | More