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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 badges and networking events is the music, thankfully, and the festival’s NYC-centricity has encouraged local DIY showcases and late-night after-parties to run parallel to it. From ico… More »

The summer slate of festivals can surely get a little overwhelming, as year after year, more and more events are added to an already-saturated calendar. That growth, given the fact that most of these concert events are totally cleaning up from a bottom line perspective, probably won’t change in 2012 (although lingering issues associated with… More »

London trio the Golden Silvers made their first trek to the States this week for CMJ. They’re buzzing overseas (did Jools Holland, won Glastonbury’s New Talent competition in ’08, playing the festival in ’09, features in NME, etc.), but so far things are quieter Stateside. In fact, it took a tip from a friend to… More »

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CMJ Photos: DJ Dodger Stadium, Blue Hawaii, Adult Jazz @ Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn 10/25/14

Brooklyn Bowl’s Saturday CMJ showcase was a stacked lineup of exciting bands. The biggest name was DJ Dodger Stadium, who released the fantastic album Friend
Miles Bowe | October 27, 2014 - 3:57 pm

CMJ: Girlpool, Jawbreaker Reunion, Amanda X, Bent Shapes, & More @ Silent Barn, Brooklyn 10/24/14

If I didn't know any better, I'd say that the lineup for the Miscreant & Father/Daughter CMJ showcase was tailor-made for me. Pretty much every…
James Rettig | October 26, 2014 - 3:37 pm

CMJ: Blue Hawaii, Ballet School, Lydia Ainsworth @ Glasslands, Brooklyn 10/24/14

Ever since we named Lydia Ainsworth's dual EP debut Right From Real Stereogum's Album Of The Week almost a month ago, I've been hooked o…
Ryan Leas | October 25, 2014 - 3:22 pm

CMJ Releases Statement On Ebola

Yesterday, we learned the troubling news that Dr. Craig Spencer, the first New York resident to test positive for Ebola, had been out on Wednesday…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2014 - 1:46 pm

CMJ: Twin Peaks, Happyness, Nai Harvest @ Rough Trade, Brooklyn 10/23/14

Yesterday was a disgusting day in New York, and this is coming from someone whose favorite season is winter: wet coldness due to the obnoxiously…
Ryan Leas | October 24, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Colin Meloy Teases New Decemberists Album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World With CMJ Busking

It's been nearly four years since the Decemberists released The King Is Dead, their last album. The band debuted a couple of new songs at…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2014 - 12:32 pm
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Watch Gerard Way Cover Sleater-Kinney’s “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone” At CMJ

The entire universe, it seems, is ridiculously amped about the coming Sleater-Kinney reunion, and former glam-emo stars are no exception. Gerard Way, the onetime My…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2014 - 9:58 am
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NYC Ebola Patient Attended CMJ Venue, Events Canceled

UPDATE 10/23 10:15PM: Officials say Dr. Spencer attended only the Gutter, not Brooklyn Bowl as early reports suggested.
Scott Lapatine | October 23, 2014 - 9:10 pm
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CMJ: Ryn Weaver @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 10/22/14

Chances are, if you read this site or anything about music on the internet, you heard about Ryn Weaver this summer. Back in June, Weaver…
Ryan Leas | October 23, 2014 - 1:40 pm
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iLoveMakonnen Assaulted Onstage At CMJ

Last night during a CMJ performance at SOBs, iLoveMakonnen was assaulted while performing "Club Going Up On A Tuesday." Judging from a video of the…
James Rettig | October 22, 2014 - 9:30 pm
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CMJ Music Marathon 2014 Announces Initial Lineup

This year’s CMJ Music Marathon is once again coming to venues around New York City 10/21-25, which means countless music nerds around NYC will, once…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2014 - 9:30 am

CMJ 2013: Exploding In Sound Showcase @ Silent Barn, Brooklyn 10/19/13

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…
Miles Bowe | October 21, 2013 - 12:49 pm
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CMJ 2013: Fuck Buttons, Lichens, Mystery Skulls @ (Le) Poisson Rouge, NYC 10/18/13

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…
Miles Bowe | October 19, 2013 - 5:05 pm
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Watch Pusha T Play NPR’s CMJ Showcase

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…
Chris DeVille | October 18, 2013 - 1:47 pm

CMJ 2013 Photos: Kelela, Potty Mouth, The Internet @ Fader Fort, Brooklyn 10/17/13

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'…
Miles Bowe | October 18, 2013 - 1:34 pm

CMJ 2013 Photos: Mutual Benefit, Bent Shapes @ Muchmore’s, Brooklyn 10/16/13

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 Record…
Stereogum | October 18, 2013 - 10:47 am

SAINT PEPSI – “Burn” (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
Miles Bowe | October 16, 2013 - 3:25 pm

CMJ 2013 Initial Lineup

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…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2013 - 9:06 am

Stereogum’s Top 10 Sets Of CMJ 2012

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…
Amrit Singh | October 22, 2012 - 7:25 pm
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