Tag Archives: CMJ

FREE MORAL AGENTS ADDED TO QC’S ANTI-CMJ

by rex hilliard The tradition continues. After the success of last year’s QC Anti-CMJ party which featured break out performances by Sleigh Bells and Surfer Blood, we’ve decided to host a loft party throw down next Friday, 10/22 at Kisses Loft on North 6 Street in Willie B. Free Moral Agents (Isaiah Ikey Owens of [...]

SLEIGH BELLS LIVE @ QC’S ANTI-CMJ BASH

vid by devin rogerino We received another tripped out vid from our pal Devin Rogerino, and this time it was from a QuietColor show so we wanted to share. Check out new indie darling Sleigh Bells rocking out to A/B Machines at Market Hotel during QC’s Anti-CMJ show. We’re glad the scene finally discovered these [...]

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: SURFER BLOOD

by kevin diamond (pics by amy davis) Surfer Blood was a bit like the town bicycle during CMJ – every showcase got a ride. We were one of at least 13 CMJ showcases that was lucky enough to book these guys on the cusp of their breaking it big. I thought today we’d take a [...]

SLEIGH BELLS & UUVVWWZ ROCK QC’S ANTI-CMJ

by staff (pics by amy davis and brittany bartley) The whirlwind of CMJ week has finally drawn to a close and we’re happy to report that QC’s Anti-CMJ Showcase presented by Fruitsential was a huge success. Housed at Brooklyn’s Market Hotel, the loaded bill featured five bands and was highlighted by high energy and innovative [...]

ANTI-CMJ SHOWCASE @ MARKET HOTEL 10/23

by tatio We’re less than two weeks before QC’s Anti-CMJ show kicks off at Market Hotel on Friday, October 23rd. Today we give you the beautiful show flier by the incomparable Muggs plus a couple tracks from two of the show bands. The showcase features five acts plus an Absolut and St. Germain open bar [...]

NEON INDIAN COVERS JOSE PIERO

by lolli smith Here’s a quick hit of Alan Paloma (aka Neon Indian) covering a Jose Piero track for Fader TV. He has a CMJ gig scheduled at ROOT studio in Brooklyn on 10/24. The new Neon Indian record is called Psychic Chasms and drops October 13th. 

NO BOOTS BIG ENOUGH FOR LITTLE BOOTS

by john cole After spinning multiple DJ sets and performing her own songs at this year’s CMJ Marathon in New York City, Little Boots, hailing from Blackpool, England just released her impressive debut Arecibo EP on November 18th.  The A-side includes “Stuck On Repeat,” a track title which aptly described my obsessive behavior towards the [...]

CMJ DAY 5: THE MADNESS ENDS

by kevin diamond I think I’ve got the flu. I trekked across this city last night in the pouring rain, catching three bands, hitting an open bar, and spending all of 10 seconds inside the crowded Cutting Room before heading home. When I awoke, still soaked from the torrential rains of the previous night, I [...]

CMJ DAY FOUR: BROKEN

by kevin diamond Last night I saw Broken Social Scene. I can’t hear out of my right ear. I hope that passes. I’m going to write this review in fragments, because that’s how I think right now, and cause it’s, like, BROKEN, get it?! Like a social scene!? Just go with me on this one. [...]

CMJ DAY 3: TWO ROADS DIVERGED

by kevin For Day 3 of CMJ I took my own path, exploring the anti-CMJ faction of this week-long fest. Like all good festivals, sometimes the best shows can be found on the fringes. And no one knows how to master the fringe like Todd P. You should be familiar with Mr. P by now [...]