Recent Articles

Jamaica Say People Drinking Need more ABBA

post image

Put some summer into your December with the slick pop licks of “I Think I Like U 2″ from Paris-based duo Jamaica, who just made their NYC debut during CMJ this October. The song’s good enough to sell cheery Volkswagons, so it’s bound to beat your winter blues.

1 Dec 2010 | 3 comments | More

The Cauldron: This Dark Future Makes Her Wet

post image

October is the only month that ends in a holiday celebrating exquisite exaltation of darkness, death and freedom, this year it was also, appropriately, a barn burner month for a rapidly proliferating genre: Screw Gaze.

31 Oct 2010 | 7 comments | More

Last Night To Shag: Theophilus London Fills in at CMJ 2010′s Final Night at the Fader Fort, 10.23.10

We’ve covered the bands, done the (usually) enthusiastic showcase reports, provided the pictures. But what does the CMJ Music Marathon really add up to? It’s all about finally seeing bands discovered in passing or heard about…

25 Oct 2010 | More

Blood Red Shoes, The Invisible Kid and KAV, CMJ 2010 Night 5, 10.23.10

post image

Boy/girl garage duo Blood Red Shoes put on a rockin’ hard (and loud) afternoon set at the Bowery Electric on Saturday, the fifth and final day of CMJ 2010. Sharing vocals with back and forth lines made for a fun mix, though the vocals were slightly inaudible at times…

24 Oct 2010 | 1 comment | More

Steve Five of The Library is on Fire at the Living Room, CMJ 2010 Night 2, 10.20.10

post image

The Living Room, known for mellow musings (similar to Los Angeles’ Hotel Café), is probably not where you’d expect to see the lead singer of The Library is on Fire on stage, but Steve Five’s quieter side was on display for his solo acoustic set there on Wednesday night…

22 Oct 2010 | More

Robbers on High Street: Our Brooklyn Beatles Fix at Cameo, Night 3, CMJ 2010, 10.21.10

Robbers on High Street gave us our Brooklyn-edged Beatles fix at the new unveiling of Cameo Gallery, a Williamsburg labyrinth …Read the Rest

21 Oct 2010 | 4 comments | More

White Belt Yellow Tag at BMI’s CMJ 2010 Showcase at Bar Matchless, 10.20.10

post image

BMI took over Bar Matchless last night for a crop of mismatched but mainly worthy acts, the standout being the UK’s White Belt Yellow Tag…

21 Oct 2010 | 3 comments | More

Salem at Santos Party House, IAMSOUND Showcase, CMJ 2010 Night 1, 10.19.10

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxfFYFw9OEw Salem, just before the polite stroke of midnight, plowed through a tight set that began with a new instrumental …Read the Rest

20 Oct 2010 | More

Yukon Blonde, Hooray for Earth, Electric Tickle Machine, Oberhofer, Zowie and BRAHMS at Pianos, CMJ 2010 Day 1, 10.19.10

post image

Time check: 1:21 PM and things are off to a relatively quiet start for the CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival 2010 at Pianos on Manhattan’s Lower East Side for the Music Slut showcase on Tuesday afternoon.

20 Oct 2010 | 4 comments | More

CMJ Preview: Soars

post image

For those who may have missed their record release party, Soars return to NYC for CMJ Music Marathon 2010 next week. Don’t miss this band that’s fast become one of Sentimentalist Magazine’s current favorites.

14 Oct 2010 | 1 comment | More