Ah, it’s ALMOST here! Tomorrow, Thursday October 18th, we’ll be partying with our friends USvsTHEM with 10 GREAT bands at the Bowery Electric! To help get you all settled early, we’re going to have FREE BEER from 7pm to 8pm! How can we make the night even better? Our friends over at Move On, MS: Keeping You Moving Against Multiple Sclerosis will be raffling off a ton of awesome swag from a My Chemical Romance signed guitar to free …
It’s hard to believe but it’s almost already time for CMJ. Returning this October 16th through the 20th, the festival has revealed its first round of artists.
The Mountain Goats
The Stepkids (these guys are great, we booked them last year)
On Thursday October 20th, Alberta Cross, GIVERS, and Portugal. The Man played arguably the biggest show of the 2011 edition of the CMJ Marathon at Terminal 5. Alberta Cross, a band with origins both in Europe and New York took the stage first and played a solid 30 minute set, winning over many new fans and surely pleasing the fan who yelled out to them that he came to the show just to …
One of the most exciting shows you can go to is a Peelander-Z show. They have outrageous clothes, monsters, hot schoolgirls, and are likely to climb all over the place. On Saturday, they played the Bowery Poetry Club as part of this year’s CMJ Festival. Our photographer Tommy Ottley was there to get some great shots of the band.
Check them out inside.
â€œIâ€™m a rock â€˜nâ€™ roll photographer, which is a strange thing to be,â€ said Tony Mott. Mottâ€™s shot of the Divinylâ€™s singer Chissie Amphlett taken during one of the bandâ€™s residency shows at Sydneyâ€™s Picadilly Hotel in the early â€™80s was selected for their tour poster (with a $20 pay off) changing everything for the former hotel chef. Today, Mott has rock stories that could fill a bookâ€”and he has. …
In what’s become a “festival” where bloggers and companies are focused on featuring indie/experimental hipster rock bands, it’s difficult to find some good alternative hard rock music at CMJ. This Thursday at the Studio at Webster Hall, the artist management company Fenway Recordings celebrates their 10th anniversary. Not only does Fenway Recordings turn 10 years old but so does the acclaimed post-hardcore alternative rock band Recover’s first album Rodeo & Picasso. Rodeo & Picasso was released in 2001 …
Cassettes Won’t Listen is the brainchild of Los Angeles-based, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jason Drake. A partner and previous director of marketing for famed indie hip-hop record label, Definitive Jux, Jason relocated from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 2009 to record his latest solo record, EVINSPACEY. A follow up to his 2008 release, Small-Time Machine, CWL’s newest project is a synth/sample-driven record showcasing Jason’s contemplative and melodic vocals while experimenting with dark and otherworldly themes of travel, distance and despondency. Three …
For Caveman, the last year and half have been a whirlwind. Formed in New York back in January of 2010, the band has gone from relative unknowns to opening for Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, White Rabbits, Here We Go Magic, Cursive, Wye Oak and Yuck in a little under a year. Listening to CoCo Beware, itâ€™s easy to see why the band has garnered so much attention in such a short period of time. Recorded and produced …
We could tell you a story that a want ad lead to NYC music scene vet Greg Nelson joining Gavin Rhodes in forming the band Lightouts but you wouldn’t believe us. We’re not joking, it’s true. Gavin Rhodes was looking for “Robert Smith/Emily Haines” but he received far more when Nelson joined his band. Together, as Lightouts, the duo have drawn comparisons from everyone from The Hold Steady to Surfer Blood. Take a listen to a few songs below …