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.
PopMatters' CMJ Showcase at Tender Trap played host to Autodrone's record release party as well as performances from Parlor Walls, Magic Shoppe, Dead Leaf Echo and Veda Rays.
I ended my first night of CMJ with Christopher Paul Stelling as I knew it would be a strong show but before that I was pleasantly surprised by one act.
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.
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.
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.
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.