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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

Anika Live at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, 9.28.11

Anika appeared before her rapt audience, bathed in lights that seemed a touch too bright for the no wave chill she conjured along with her band, (which feature the rhythm section of BEAK>, and an added guitarist and keyboardist).

29 Sep 2011 | More

CMJ 2009 Day 1: The Selmanaires, Atlas Sound and Broadcast at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, 10.20.09

The door stamp for Le Poisson Rouge last night was remarkably prescient, reading, simply, “Hercules.” Perfect, and kind of hilarious, considering it was for admittance into one of the most anticipated showcases, and toughest doors for badge holders of the annual herculean effort known as CMJ.

21 Oct 2009 | More

John Brown’s Body at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, 1.09.09

John Brown’s Body vaulted onto the American music scene in the mid-90′s with a brand of reverent roots reggae that …Read the Rest

15 Jan 2009 | 2 comments | More