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Monday, Sep 30, 2013
If you are in New York City for CMJ Music Marathon, you're not gonna get a lot of sleep.

New York’s CMJ Music Marathon kicks off in a couple of weeks and if you are attending, be prepared to run around on not a lot of sleep. There are so many artists performing that the website doesn’t even keep count. However, there are some names on the list that stand out and some notable events that we’d like to point out. As much as we wish we could, PopMatters is unlikely to catch half of what we want to see. There is just so much going on and while browsing the list of acts, here are a few things that caught my eye based on name recognition or other factors.


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Monday, Sep 30, 2013
Black Taxi have fleshed out their sound and their confidence is apparent on the Chiaroscuro EP.

Last year, we caught Brooklyn’s Black Taxi at CMJ Music Marathon and this year, the band will again be a part of CMJ with spots on at least three showcases, the No Shame event on October 18th at 2 pm at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, then in Manhattan for two gigs on the 19th, at Madison House event in the morning at Rockwood and to the Mercury Lounge again that night. From the way the band’s sound has developed in the past year (listen to the Chiaroscuro EP stream below), I’d be eager to catch them again. Astheir shows are already explosive, this stronger and more confident core of songs will allow for a larger presence on stage.


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Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
Live@365 brings Vieux Farka Touré and other global musicians to the Graduate Center at CUNY. DakhaBrakha kicks off the series Thursday.

Earlier this year, Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré released Mon Pays another strong album in his career. We caught his set briefly at the Clearwater Festival this year (a couple images from the festival are below) and have hoped to see him again. So it is exciting to hear that Touré is coming back to New York in October to perform some of his desert blues at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center as part of the new season of the global music series Live@365, which begins this week.


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Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Julianna Barwick performed the ethereal and haunting "The Harbinger" in the most ideal of places for the song... Iceland's Þingvellir National Park. It's totally gorgeous and yet another fine video produced by our friends at La Blogothèque. Stunning.


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Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Take a gander at Deerhunter's latest video, "Back to the Middle", shot in London with Olivier Groulx directing and Durassie Kiangangu starring.


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