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Love Grenades NYC debut at CMJ 10/23 & 10/24

October 7, 2009 drainu182 0

Sam Sparro’s protégés the LOVE GRENADES are everywhere: ENTOURAGE, CHUCK, KXLU, Lobster Fest, Sunset Junction, European festivals, Los Angeles and this October, CMJ and New York City.

Two confirmed shows at the CMJ festival will introduce the city that never sleeps to the all night dance rock music of LOVE GRENADES. With more appearances, performances and DJ sets in the process of being set up, LOVE GRENADES plan on taking New York by storm.

“Next to Paris, New York is …

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Saint Motel – “Dear Dictator” Video (Potential CMJ Breakout Band!)

October 7, 2009 drainu182 0

You ever listen to a band and want to tell the whole world about them? That’s how we feel over at The Audio Perv about Saint Motel. The Los Angeles band is fresh off a sold out residency at Spaceland in Silverlake, CA and are on tour next week across the country till they reach NYC for CMJ. You miss not miss Saint Motel live! The Audio Perv doesn’t get excited as much about new modern rock bands but Saint …

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The Black Hollies new album Softly Towards The Light out now, Tour Dates (CMJ), “Gloomy Monday Morning” (Free MP3)

October 6, 2009 drainu182 0

Today October 6th, Ernest Jenning Record Co. will proudly release Softly Towards The Light, the third full-length album from New Jersey quartet The Black Hollies. To celebrate the group have planned a record release party at Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY on 10/10, and are offering up a free download of the song “Gloomy Monday Morning”. After an appearance at CMJ 2009, The Black Hollies hit the road in November for an East Coast tour with Brian Scary & …

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Jets Overhead tour dates (CMJ), “Heading For Nowhere” (Free MP3)

October 1, 2009 drainu182 0

Victoria, BC quintet Jets Overhead is set to play select U.S. shows in support of No Nations (Vapor Records), their second full-length album.

Oct 14 – The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA (with The Temper Trap)
Oct 17 – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA (with The Temper Trap)
Oct 22 – Arlene’s Grocery, New York, NY (CMJ – 11pm set time)
Oct 24 – Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA (Bridge School Benefit Concert – side stage)

These upcoming dates will showcase the …

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First acts for CMJ 2009 announced today

August 19, 2009 drainu182 0

Today the first round of artists/bands for this year’s CMJ Music Marathon were announced. Set to take place October 20-24, CMJ this year will feature: Broadcast, School Of Seven Bells, Zac Brown Band, Múm, Atlas Sound, Japandroids, Margaret Cho, the Budos Band, Pitbull, the Very Best, the Temper Trap, Crystal Antlers, Portugal. The Man, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Malajube, Local Natives, Wild Light, the Antlers, Das Racist, Suckers, Pissed Jeans and Screaming Females. Some of the initial panels were also announced. …

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Alice Glass from The Crystal Castles is cooler than you (so is Jay-Z)

November 6, 2008 drainu182 0

NME over in the UK recently released their “Cool List” and Alice Glass from Crystal Castles tops the list. If you don’t know who she is or you haven’t heard of Crystal Castles, you have to check them out. They were amazing at CMJ and they’ll be more popular soon. So tell people that you heard them first.. from here. Check them out here and the top 10 from the “Cool List” by clicking on the post.

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The Audio Perv @ CMJ Day 1 Review

October 22, 2008 drainu182 0

The Audio Perv is at CMJ this week. If you’re there, send an email to with pics, reviews, videos, rants, moans, etc. The Perv attended Panels from 12:30 to 4:45.

First up was Artist Development: Then and Now.
Panelists: Moderator: Jason Flom
Stephen Ferrera, Executive Vice President, A&R, Island/Mercury Records
Gregg Wattenberg, Chief Creative Officer/Executive Vice President, Wind-Up Records
Jonathan Daniel, Partner, Crush Music Management
James Cruz SRC (Street Records Corporation)

Flom was basically a wiseass and kept talking …

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CMJ Radio and Loud Rock Charts 9/24/08

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Radio Chart
1 OKKERVIL RIVER – The Stand Ins
2 WALKMEN – You And Me
3 CALEXICO – Carried To Dust
4 RA RA RIOT – The Rhumb Line
5 BECK Modern – Guilt
6 CHAD VANGAALEN – Soft Airplane
7 FUJIYA AND MIYAGI – Lightbulbs
8 BROKEN WEST – Now Or Heaven
9 STEREOLAB – Chemical Chords
10 HUMAN HIGHWAY – Moody Motorcycle
11 LYKKE LI – Youth Novels
12 STILLS – Oceans Will Rise

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CMJ Album Charts

September 11, 2008 drainu182 0

1. BECK – Modern Guilt
2. WALKMEN- You And Me
3. OKKERVIL RIVER – The Stand Ins
4. CSS – Donkey
5. CALEXICO – Carried To Dust
6. STEREOLAB – Chemical Chords
7. THE FAINT – Fasciinatiion
8. BLACK KIDS – Partie Traumatic
9. RA RA RIOT – The Rhumb Line
10. CONOR OBERST – Conor Oberst
11. HUMAN HIGHWAY – Moody Motorcycle
12. BRAZILIAN GIRLS – New York City
14. STILLS – Oceans …