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Eternal Summers Brooklyn Vegan Day party Public Assembly

CMJ 2012: Eternal Summers & Kitty Pryde at Brooklyn Vegan Day Party at Public Assembly

We stopped by Brooklyn Vegan’s unofficial CMJ party today at Public Assembly in Brooklyn to snag a free tattoo (just kidding, but Three Kings Tattoo Shop were doing them on sight), and catch a couple bands before lining our stomaches [...]

October 20, 2012 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
Citizens! at Cake Shop CMJ 2012

CMJ 2012: Citizens! at Cake Shop

Well into Friday night on the Lower East Side, Kitsune-signed British synth-rock band Citizens! took to the stage at the initiate Cake Shop for their fourth show of the day. Taking the CMJ music marathon moniker to heart the group [...]

October 20, 2012 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
Jinja Safari CMJ 2012

CMJ 2012: Jinja Safari at Cake Shop

Stumbling downtown after The Presets and YACHT show at Terminal 5, we ended up at Cake Shop on the Lower East Side for the NME / The Great Escape showcase with Jinja Safari and earlier sets by Chains of Love [...]

October 20, 2012 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
The Presets at Terminal 5 CMJ 2012

CMJ 2012: YACHT & The Presets at Terminal 5

We went back to Terminal 5 last night for our second last night of CMJ in New York to catch Portland art-poppers YACHT opening for Australian electro-duo The Presets. We’ve seen YACHT quite a few times, including a most amazing [...]

October 20, 2012 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
Mac Demarco & DIIV at Music Hall of Williamsburg CMJ 2012

CMJ 2012: Mac Demarco & DIIV at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Last night we caught indie rock joker Mac Demaro and Brooklyn lo-fi guitar dudes DIIV at Music Hall of Williamsburg for Carpark Records’ CMJ showcase. We made it about mid-way through the set, and Mac was already ball-deep in his [...]

October 19, 2012 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
GZA performing Liquid Swords at CMJ 2012 in New York

CMJ 2012: GZA & Killer Mike at Irving Plaza

Last night, Thursday October 18, at the Irving Plaza rappers Killer Mike and Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA took over the building for a night of hip hop music for CMJ. [...]

October 19, 2012 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
The Walkmen Terminal 5 CMJ 2012

CMJ 2012: The Walkmen at Terminal 5

Last nights set at Terminal 5 was a coming home for New York’s indie rockers The Walkmen, even though none of them live in the city anymore. Lead vocalist Hamilton Leithauser likened this performance back to the good old days [...]

October 19, 2012 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
Dum Dum Girls Terminal 5 CMJ 2012

CMJ 2012: Dum Dum Girls & Daughter at Terminal 5

We hustled up to Terminal 5 last night to catch Dum Dum Girls opening for The Walkmen and were pleasantly surprised to find East London’s folk trio Daughter mid way through their opening set, playing to the modest crowd. They [...]

October 19, 2012 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
Local Natives Bowery Ballroom CMJ 2012

CMJ 2012: Local Natives at The Bowery Ballroom

After 10 months of silence, Brooklyn band Local Natives made a somewhat surprise appearance as the guest headliner for the CMJ Champions showcase at the legendary Bowery Ballroom last night. [...]

October 18, 2012 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
The Jezabels at Webster Hall CMJ 2012

CMJ 2012: The Jezabels at Webster Hall

Following Rush Midnight’s set at Le Baron we headed uptown to Webster Hall originally to catch Generationals, but were happily surprised to find The Jezabels playing in the main hall while we patiently waited out the other sets in the [...]

October 18, 2012 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
Rush Midnight at Le Baron CMJ 2012

CMJ 2012: Rush Midnight at Le Baron

We kicked off the second night of CMJ’s Music Marathon at André Saraiva’s Le Baron in Chinatown to catch the opening act of Ghostly International and Cascine’s showcase, Rush Midnight, formally of Twin Shadow. With the stage in the room, the [...]

October 18, 2012 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
Le1f At Glasslands CMJ 2012

CMJ 2012: Le1f at Glasslands

Last night was the freshest new slice of rap game talent Le1F brought his booty shakes and quick rhymes to Brooklyn’s Glasslands for a midnight set on the first night of CMJ’s Music Marathon. [...]

October 17, 2012 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
Teen Commandments at Spike Hill CMJ 2012

CMJ 2012: Teen Commandments “Star Zero” at Spike Hill

Our homegirl Kate Killet has been holding it down for us in New York last night while we made the trek down today to bring you all the CMJ coverage you can possibly stomach for the rest of the week! [...]

October 17, 2012 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
CMJ 2012 Preview

Preview: CMJ Music Marathon 2012′s Most Anticipated Showcases

The annual CMJ Music Marathon starts tomorrow, woah! But don’t sweat it, we’ve been done our homework so you don’t have to, finally getting around to listening to a ton of new and upcoming bands, and marking our calendars for what [...]

October 15, 2012 CMJ, Music