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CMJ 2015 Night 3: John Grant at Rough Trade + Quilt and Dungen at Baby's

With a lengthy second night of CMJ behind me, on the third night, I took it more relaxed and caught full sets from John Grant and Quilt.

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CMJ 2014: First Aid Kit + Samantha Crain (Photos)

First Aid Kit put out their beautiful and bittersweet Stay Gold this year and it's helped them draw bigger audiences including their even bigger and more golden CMJ show at the start of their Fall tour.

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CMJ 2014 Night 1: Kiwis, Little Daylight & More at Webster Hall + Jukebox the Ghost Party (Photos)

CMJ Night 1 photos including Chelsea Jade and Doprah from the New Zealand Showcase, Jukebox the Ghost, Stone Cold Fox, Tiny Victories and Little Daylight.

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CMJ Music Marathon 2013: 19 October 2013 - New York

Each new artist that treks to New York to play a few sets over four or five days does so to gain exposure, to use CMJ as a launching pad toward a wider audience. They’re trying, and trying isn’t cool.

Corey Beasley
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CMJ 2013 Night 3: PAPA - Photos, Clip & Stream

A decent sized audience caught PAPA's set before the Head and the Heart performed and they the buzz after their set was positive.

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CMJ 2013 Night 1: New Zealand + Iceland Airwaves Showcases

For the first day of CMJ, I wandered between New Zealand and Iceland, or at least pretended to by visiting showcases from those countries, and have the photos and videos to prove it.

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'80s Dreamscapes and Reluctant Stardom: Three Days with Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing

“When I think about my place in music, it’s just trying to find my little pocket of the musical world where I can just exist and be happy about what I’ve done and what I’ve accomplished.”

Bianca Seidman
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CMJ 2012 Night 5: Wrapping It Up with Black Taxi

One can never see everything at CMJ, but I did make it out to one last late night showcase for Black Taxi as the 2012 marathon drew to a close.

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CMJ 2012 Night 1: Mean Lady + Lawrence Arabia + 'Cheat'

It’s the week of the CMJ Music Marathon in New York and that means you can’t walk two feet in the Village without running into some band, or a hipster or even worse, a music critic.

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CMJ 2011: Alberta Cross + Givers + Portugal. The Man.

Givers was formed just a few years ago at the University of New Orleans and hail from Lafayette, Louisiana. Yet it's easy to see why the band Givers has a loyal following with only one full length release.

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CMJ 2011: Purity Ring + Gauntlet Hair + Electric Guest

The Windish Agency showcase brought electro-pop wunderkinds Purity Ring, perhaps the finest new band CMJ 2011 has to offer, to the stage, along with a nicely eclectic roster of other acts.

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CMJ 2011: EMA + Marques Toliver + Alabama Shakes + Dry the River + Lydia

The High Road Touring Showcase at Bowery Ballroom let EMA's scuzzy grandeur shine, buoyed by a showstopping performance from soulful Alabama Shakes and an engaging set by Marques Toliver.

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CMJ 2011 Day 2: Little Red + Cloud Nothings + Exit Music

Showcase offers viewpoints prevalent in today’s music scene with varying success. Little Red, Cloud Nothings and Exitmusic at Pianos on 10/19.

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CMJ 2011 Day 2: Tanlines + King Krule + Little Red + Teengirl Fantasy

The True Panther Sounds / PopGun showcase displayed a wide range of talents, from Tanlines's emotive synth-pop, to Teengirl Fantasy's epic house revival, to King Krule's street-smart guitar-pop.

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CMJ 2010: The Aikiu + Sky Larkin + Sherlocks Daughter + Arpline

For those willing to make it out to the Bell House in Gowanus, and there weren't many, a nice mix of bands awaited.

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CMJ 2009: Day 4 - Tickley Feather + Dent May

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Caroline Shadood
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CMJ 2009: Day 4 - The Foreign Exchange

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words by Andrew Martin, Pictures by David Reyneke

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CMJ 2009: Day 5 - Imaad Wasif + Violens + Sharon von Etten

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Stephen Stirling

Stephen Stirling
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CMJ 2009: Day 4 - Body Language + VEGA + We Are Enfant Terrible

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner

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CMJ 2009: Day 4 - Common Loon + Motel Motel

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Jonathan Kosakow
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CMJ 2009: Day 4 - Punch Brothers + Holly Miranda + Cymbals Eat Guitars

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Vijith Assar
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CMJ 2009: Day 3 - Paleo + Frontier Ruckus

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Caroline Shadood
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CMJ 2009: Day 3 - Male Bonding + Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt + Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner

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CMJ 2009: Day 3 - YACHT + James Murphy

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Vijith Assar
Music

CMJ 2009: Day 2 - Free Energy + Ungdomskulen + Deastro + Cymbals Eat Guitars

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner

Music

CMJ 2009: Day 2 - Surf City + The Love Language + Pete and the Pirates

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Caroline Shadood

Caroline Shadood
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CMJ 2009: Day 2 - Javelin + The xx + Saul Williams/Afro-Punk Tour

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Stephen Stirling

Stephen Stirling
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CMJ 2009: Day 2 - The Bodega Girls + Bang Bang Eche + These United States

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Jonathan Kosakow

Jonathan Kosakow
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CMJ 2009: Day 2 - Suckers + Fool's Gold

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Vijith Assar
Music

CMJ 2009: Day 1 - Mon Khmer + The Naked Hearts + Sugar & Gold

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Music

CMJ 2009: Day 1 - Warpaint + Josh Mease + Clare & the Reasons

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Jonathan Kosakow
Music

CMJ 2009: Day 1 - Kingston + Die!Die!Die! + Kidz in Space

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

Vijith Assar
Music

CMJ Music Marathon 2008: From Top Draw to Taco Bell

Whether they were looking for a quick blast of blog action or a record deal, over 1,000 bands poured into New York City looking for that elusive ounce of praise that could elevate them from a gaggle of fans to the Gossip Girl soundtrack.

Thomas Hauner, Steve Stirling, John Bohannon, and Vijith Assar
Music

CMJ Music Marathon 2008: From Top Draw to Taco Bell

Whether they were looking for a quick blast of blog action or a record deal, over 1,000 bands poured into New York City looking for that elusive ounce of praise that could elevate them from a gaggle of fans to the Gossip Girl soundtrack. Here are the best 20 and the worst 10 artists.

Thomas Hauner, Steve Stirling, John Bohannon, and Vijith Assar
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CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 5: Monotonix

Words and Pictures by John Bohannon

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CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 5: High Places

Words and Pictures by John Bohannon


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