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CMJ Preview: Some Official Showcase Picks

Of course, this selection of official showcases is by no means exhaustive and is not even representative of all of …Read the Rest

19 Oct 2010 | More

CMJ Preview: Anti-CMJ Shows (All’s Fair in Love, War and Rock and Roll)

The typical metaphor for competitive interaction between a large and established, and small and nimble, entity is the battle between David and …Read the Rest

19 Oct 2010 | 3 comments | More

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2010 Confirms Second Round of Artists

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The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2010 set to take over New York City from October 19th to the 23rd, has just confirmed its second round of artists playing the annual festival.

22 Sep 2010 | More

The Answering Machine at Bruar Falls, Brooklyn, 11.11.09

Who needs backing tracks when you have as much punch as Manchester, UK’s The Answering Machine, just wrapping up their …Read the Rest

13 Nov 2009 | More

Moonbabies at On The Side @ Seaport, 10.23.09

Ah, the festival curse: never enough time to fit in every must see band. After multiple failed attempts, I finally …Read the Rest

24 Oct 2009 | More

Forthebeat for ABC News Amplified CMJ Party at Public Assembly, Brooklyn, 10.21.09

It’s only day two and CMJ is already well underway with a plethora of official and unofficial parties and showcases …Read the Rest

22 Oct 2009 | More

Montrealers Among Us: Malajube, We Are Wolves and Duchess Says, CMJ Day 2, 10.21.09

The M pour/for Montreal Night at Arlene’s Grocery showcased bands from Montreal, playing a packed house at Arlene’s Grocery.  Included …Read the Rest

22 Oct 2009 | More

Violens Set to Take on CMJ, Europe with Little Boots and White Lies

New York four piece Violens, who we found to be quite smashing and a bit sinister at CMJ 2008, (especially with singer Jorge Elbrecht’s Morrissey-esque vocals) is set to again take CMJ by storm next week with three high-profile appearances at top showcase events.

15 Oct 2009 | More

Temper Trap Plots North American Tour

Australian quartet The Temper Trap have just confirmed a brief North American tour in support of their upcoming debut release on Glassnote Records, Conditions, beginning October 14th in Los Angeles, with two appearances planned for New York City’s annual CMJ Music Festival.

31 Aug 2009 | More

The Rakes Klang It Up

It makes sense that The Rakes’ newest release, Klang, recorded in a Communist radio station in East Berlin, was a precise piece of work that was edited and re-edited until the band felt it was just right. The Rakes make hyper-smart songs brimming with bits from history and daily life and always manage to seek out the extraordinary within the mundane.

24 Apr 2009 | 2 comments | More