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[…]
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,[…]
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!
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[…]
When I ordered tickets to see Fairground Saints (review here), I didn’t pay attention for whom they’d be opening and decided to take it as it comes and get myself surprised. What a surprise that was! From the moment Striking Matches took the stage and left it again an hour[…]
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[…]
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.
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.
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]