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Song Pick of the Day: For Esme – Make a Sound

Here’s a another band from Toronto paying NYC a visit for CMJ: the electropop trio For Esmé. They will play Lit Lounge on Tuesday night at 11, but I hope they can line up some more gigs while they are here. “Make some Sound” is our Song Pick of the[…]

PHOTOS: Salad Boys dish up New Zealand indie rock at Brooklyn’s Palisades

When Salad Boys from Christchurch, New Zealand took the stage,  Holy Tunics and The Britanys had the audience already going and ready for more guitar driven indie rock.  What Joe Sampson (vocals, 12-string guitar), Ben Odering (bass) and Jim Nothing (drums) put on stage was impressive and highly enjoyable. It’s always[…]

Song Pick of the Day: Infinity Girl – No Man

When I put the pretty vinyl -clear with black sprinkles- on the turntables yesterday, and No Man came up, I knew that this would have to be today’s Song Pick of the Day. The track is from Infinity Girl‘s debut album Harm and sports just the right amount of easy guitars,[…]

Song Pick of the Day: Dilly Dally – Desire

I had my expectations how music by a band called Dilly Dally would sound, but they were all wrong. Listen below to be blown away! They are listed for CMJ, but are not yet on the schedule. Too bad, because I don’t want to miss this!

NEW ALBUM: Idgy Dean – Ominous Harminus

Idgy Dean was one of the first shows we saw this Spring at SXSW in Austin. Listed on the schedule as a “one-woman rock band from Brooklyn”, we didn’t quite know what to expect, but it turned out to be one of the best shows we saw at the festival.[…]

Song Pick of the Day: Line & Circle

Nothing difficult about Complicated Heart our Song Pick of the Day by the LA via Ohio five piece Line & Circle . They will play a late night show Union Pool  for CMJ 2015 next week and delight us with songs from their just released and refreshingly up-beat debut album Split[…]

Fairground Saints played a charming show at Rockwood Music Hall

When I first listened to Fairground Saints‘ self-titled debut album, I was immediately hooked (see review here) and wanted to see this Californian three piece live. Luckily, I had to wait only a month, because they’re currently on tour with Striking Matches (review & photos to follow) and played a show[…]

Song Pick of the Day: Blonde Maze – Letters I Never Sent

Blonde Maze is the electronic solo project of Amanda Steckler. She will play CMJ Saturday at C’mon Everybody, a pretty cool new venue in Bed-Stuy. Letters I Never Send is a beautiful track, written “between New York & London” – our Song Pick of the Day.

Song Pick of the Day: Avec Sans – When You Go

Avec Sans are a electropop duo from London and will play three CMJ shows. According to their bio they are extremely physical live performers and that alone makes them a must-see as well as our Song Pick of the Day.

Song Pick of the Day: The Britanys – City Boys

Choosing today’s Song Pick of the Day was a no brainer, given that we want to feature young bands who play CMJ and The Britanys are one of them! With their brand new, playful “City Boys” the four Brooklynites bring to mind other popular guitar driven rock bands yet put their own[…]

3 Is A Band: Methyl Ethel

It’s that time of year again: CMJ is just around the corner, and with that we focus on bands playing the music festival, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Searching for three pieces I might like, I was immediately intrigued by Methyl Ethel, by their name for starters. Then they[…]

New Album: Holy Nothing – Hypertext

You know you got it big time when you’re at a rooftop show in Manhattan, on a beautiful early Fall night, a melodic and charming band is playing, yet all you want is to put your headphones on and listen to the album you discovered earlier that day. Listening to[…]