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The Exploding In Sound showcase at Silent Barn in Brooklyn last Saturday was special for a few reasons. It was a moment of catharsis for fans that watched the label and the growing family of bands…   Read Story »
You can tell a lot about a band and the way people feel about them based on their opening acts. I learned something about both bands when I saw Chelsea Wolfe open for Swans earlier this year, and I…   Read Story »
Despite consistently (incessantly?) rapping about hardcore drug-dealing and the criminal lifestyle that accompanies it, Pusha T has been widely embraced by the high-minded NPR set at least since…   Read Story »
Last night's Fader CMJ showcase brought together a ton of bands that we love. Potty Mouth was a Band To Watch earlier this year, Kelela's fantastic new release was just our Mixtape of the Week, and…   Read Story »
With so many great up-and-coming acts vying for your attention during CMJ, it's tough to know what to attend. But the folks at Father/Daughter Records had your back at Muchmore's in Williamsburg on…   Read Story »
Part of the fun of following Ryan DeRobertis' sample-happy SAINT PEPSI project is hearing the diversity of sources that he takes in and lets coexist in his wonderfully weird, sonic world. It's a…   Read Story »
This year's CMJ Music Marathon comes to venues around New York City in less than two months, and if you're a veteran of this massive throwdown and you're planning to go again this year, you're…   Read Story »
As we approached last week's CMJ marathon, thought-leading haymakers of all stripes were of a single mind: This year there just wouldn't be much hay to make. There appeared to be no big story to…   Read Story »
Last week's CMJ Music Marathon brought five non-stop days of label showcases, journalism panels, and industry-fueled mixers to Brooklyn and Manhattan. Hidden among an overwhelming flurry of name-tag…   Read Story »
CMJ has effectively taken over Manhattan south of 14th St. and all of northwest Brooklyn. There are a billion parties and shows and bands in town right now. Plus alcohol. And ... badges. It's chaos!…   Read Story »