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CMJ Music Marathon is proud to announce its first round of artists for this year’s event, held October 16-20 in New York City. The 2012 festival includes CMJ’s most wide-reaching line-up to date, drawing on acts from a broad spectrum of countries, backgrounds, and genres. Attendees of previous CMJ festivals are already familiar with the Marathon’s adventurous programming, but the 2012 festival is the boldest manifestation of CMJ’s commitment to exposing the world’s best new talent. Please visit www.cmj.com/marathon for [...]
Sunday at the main stage was about as diverse in genres as a single stage could be. I spent most of my time their, and got to hear happy pop songs from fun., raw Southern rock from Jack White and the ever-so-wonderful singalong hits of Stevie Wonder, just to name a few highlights. fun., despite having been on tour for over a year, put on an energy filled show with the same spirit and joy that they had when their [...]
Choices are typically seen as a good thing. Regardless, I’m usually the person that yells, “Just effing decide.” “Point and choose.” Progressively getting frustrated when people take more than five seconds to favour one thing over an other (especially on a short menu). Today, I’m proven to be hypocritical in how I advise people weigh their options as I’ve been pondering for weeks. Bonnaroo go-ers are faced with many dilemmas today. None more disappointing for me than having to make [...]
Waking up at a festival isn’t too tough. Waking up, opening your tent and realizing you’re in the “overflow” (a cute word that covers up the debauchery of the gypsy camp, ghetto-like, if you will, atmosphere of the place) is the tough part. A few sun-burnt party-kids passed out over here, an absurdly large pile of empty beer cans and garbage over there, and, not so far off, music from a stereo plays songs made amazing on stage the previous [...]
Day one was the easy day. You managed to arrive (maybe you managed to the night before, odds aren’t that way though) and you enjoyed your first night. You’d set up your tent (Oh, did we forget to mention to set up the tent before you head to the festival? If not, we should have, doing it in the pitch black lit only by sparse lamps and headlights may not have been smart), and you may have been a little [...]
Synthesizers, and guitars, and industrial pop Oh, my! The much talked about band from LA, Electric Guest, has unveiled their new album, Mondo. The electronica, indie-pop band has done well to fuse an array of instruments and sounds that far surpasses anything out of today’s corporate pop media. Emulating sounds and beats from bands like Foster the People and more closely related to MGMT, members Asa Taccone and Matt Compton have successfully revived a feeling of “soul” and “emotion” through [...]
A handsome, young, Lower East Side crowd gathered before the Bowery Ballroom’s blue-lighted stage in the high-ceilinged, smoky dance room on Wednesday May 2nd for the Electric Guest’s first-ever headlining bill. The bartenders busily filled last minute orders as the silhouettes of the opening band N E W L O O K appeared. Canadian band N E W L O O K simultaneously resemble the eccentrically dressed Divo and a futuristic sci-fi persona. Lead singer and keyboardist Sarah Ruba, one [...]