Rockwood Stage 2
Tue, October 13, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Thu, October 15, 9:00 PM – 9:45 PM
Fri, October 16, 7:45 PM – 8:15 PM
Sat, October 17, 7:20 PM – 7:45 PM
After playing a flawless series of shows at SXSW and The Great Escape 2015, he’s now NME approved, hotly tipped by BBC’s Radio 6 and Radio 1 and signed to an international label deal with Marathon Artists who have just released his acclaimed debut album “Slow Gum”. (CMJ)
Tue, October 13, 6:00 PM
Sat, October 17, 9:30 PM > 10:00 PM
Hudson Valley-born troubadour Sam Kogon has a sound pulled from NYCs 70s Bowery scene that flourished blocks away from his former East Village abode. Romantic and wistful, Kogons songs with Orbison-esc melodies and new wave tendencies are an autobiographical and imagined blur. Seagreen Records will release his debut album 9/18. (CMJ)
Tue, October 13, 6:15 PM > 7:00 PM
Sat, October 17, 8:15 PM > 8:45 PM
“Native Harrow combine the purity of Folk and the DIY of Indie that gives the words and music a determined presence within the dreamlike space of the songs” – The Alternate Root. (CMJ)
Tue, October 13, 6:00 PM
Coke Weed is a rock quintet formed in Bar Harbor, Maine in 2010. Having tackled acid-drenched folk-rock and revved-up indie on their first three full-lengths, Coke Weed shift their focus to the 70s on new album Mary Weaver. Namely the seminal art-rock of Bowie, Eno and Ferry. (CMJ)
Tue, October 13, 3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Tue, October 13, 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Caged Animals is the alias for Brooklyn-based songwriter Vincent Cacchione’s pop-leaning and spiritual songs. Brought to life by a band featuring his wife, Magali, sister, Talya, and friend Patrick Curry, the band has transformed it’s originally homemade recordings into transcendent, living moments on stage. (CMJ)
Alex Luciano (guitar) and Noah Bowman (drums), New Paltz, NYs Diet Cig made big statement out of a handful of highly infectious pop songs. While recalling the sound of speedy twee-pop groups like Tiger Trap and All Girl Summer Fun Band, the band explores “the innocence of adolescence and infatuation.” (CMJ)
Wed, October 14, 5:15 PM > 5:45 PM
Thu, October 15, 8:00 PM
Fri, October 16, 10:00 PM > 10:30 PM
Pete’s Candy Store
Sat, October 17, 6:15 PM > 6:45 PM
Sat, October 17, 1:00 AM > 1:45 AM
Tue, October 13, 11:15 PM – 12:00 AM
Indie alternative pop/rock band Caverns was founded in 2012 by Nicola Wincenc (vocals/guitar), Lucio Westmoreland (guitar/ vocals), Isaac Sleator (keyboard/synth/vocals), Nick Katz (bass/vocals) and Russell Holzman (drums) after they all attended LaGuardia Arts High School in New York together, studying music and film photography. Their sound is heavily influenced by a plethora of bands like Tame Impala, Radiohead, Grizzly Bear and Pink Floyd. (CMJ)
Bowery Electric (Map Room)
Tue, October 13, 9:30 PM
Carpenter by day & songwriter by night, Hammerstein makes late night tunes, with swirling sound led by antique keys and Hammersteins suavely wry vocals. An unlikely combination, sort of like putting the Silver Jews into a bar with Wings and The Violent Femmes & admiring what drunken mess you’ve caused. (CMJ)
Fri, October 16, 8:30 PM
Car Seat Headrest began in 2010 as a solo project of Will Toledo. Since then, he has released 11 albums under the CSH name, to increasing interest and acclaim. After a year working in Seattle with a drummer and bassist, CSH is planning their first national tour this year. (CMJ)
Wed, October 14, 1:45 PM > 2:15 PM
Santos Party House (Basement)
Wed, October 14, 9:00 PM > 9:30 PM
Fri, October 16, 7:30 PM
MR is a singer, guitarist and songwriter fronting his own eponymously named band. An era-defying mischievousness defines his synthesis of jukebox RnB, and acid psych as refracted through the experience of an adolescence spent idolizing the craftsmanship of the Beatles and the wiggy textures of Dr. John in equal measure. (CMJ)
Thu, October 15, 4:45 PM > 5:15 PM
Thu, October 15, 8:00 PM
Baby’s All Right
Fri, October 16, 8:00 PM
Fulton Stall Market
Sat, October 17, 2:45 PM > 3:15 PM
Sat, October 17, 10:45 PM > 11:15 PM
Cosmo Sheldrake, is a 25-year-old multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer from London. He attracted hype from the blogosphere after the release of his debut single in April 2014, and his debut EP in March 2015. He has toured with Sylvan Esso, Bombay Bicycle Club, Songhoy Blues and more. (CMJ)
Tue, October 13, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Wed, October 14, 8:45 PM – 9:15 PM
Fri, October 16, 1:45 AM – 2:45 AM
Mississippi native Dent May writes, performs, and produces homemade pop music from his home base in Los Angeles. A stylistic chameleon, Dent’s recordings echo folk, disco, R&B, psychedelia, country-western, soul, and funk sounds of the past, present, and future. (CMJ)
Fri, October 16, 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM
Nuns is beautiful, swirling power. Its getting loston purposein a thick haze of buzzing, chiming, drifting guitars, then following a distant voice to find your way home. Songwriter/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Hank Hanewinkel III is the heart and soul of Nuns. His debut, Opportunities,is equal parts dreamscape, break-up conversation, and pure electric catharsis.(CMJ)
Sat, October 17, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Winstons is a Garage-Soul duo from Virginia, based in Brooklyn, that is steeped in the traditions of American roots music and the legacy of rock n’ roll. They are self-releasing their second cassette tape and digital EP Black Dust on October 2, 2015. (CMJ)
Thu, October 15, 3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Fri, October 16, 8:15 PM – 8:45 PM
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, resident of Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, trusty sidekick to Juan Wauters live band (as well as The Beets), and a fierce lover of The Ramones, Juan Zaballa is Tall Juan. He had just released his new single “Falling Down” recorded by Mac DeMarco. (CMJ)
Tue, October 13, 1:20 AM- 1:40 AM
Thu, October 15, 6:00 PM -6:45 PM
Fri, October 16, 10:30 PM -11:00 PM
Our Wicked Lady
Sat, October 17, 11:15 PM- 11:45 PM
Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) is releasing VEGA INTL. Night School, the long awaited follow up to 2011’s Era Extraña via Mom + Pop on October 16. The band hits the road again the next day with a show at the 9:30 Club in DC, followed by a very special CMJ performance at Webster Hall on Oct. 14 featuring an exclusive light show from the same team that produced Amon Tobin’s ISAM tour.
Wed, October 14, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Since their forming just two short years ago, SKATERS have build a solid reputation of a youthful, creative, energetic guitar-laden post-punk rock band. After signing to WB Records within their first year of existence, their DIY spirit and catchy songs have propelled them around the world, performing at various international festivals including Reading & Leeds, Best Kept Secret, Splendour in the Grass, BBK, Rock en Seine, Oya, Hurricane/Southside and others as well as Lollapalooza in the U.S.
10/14: ASCAP Showcase @ Webster Hall Studio (NYC), 8:00pm
10/14: HillyDilly Showcase @ Good Room (Brooklyn), 10:00pm
10/15: UTA Showcase @ Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 (NYC), 9:00pm
Oct 17 | Leftfield Bar | 9:30pm
Oct 17 | Arlene’s Grocery – AB Co & Big Picture Media Showcase | 1:15am
Don’t miss Melbourne’s Good Morning at this October’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.
Oct 13 – Piano’s (1.45pm) + Cake shop (Official showcase – 7pm)
Oct 14 – Tell All Your Friends (Elvis Guesthouse – 2pm)
Oct 15 – Paperbox (8.30pm)
Oct 16 – Dont Need No Melody (6pm) + Indie Shuffle (7.30pm)
Oct 17 – Aussie BBQ (5.35pm)
NYC band Public Access T.V. shares a new track “All We Want” and announces the release of their debut EP in the US on Terrible Records. Public Access EP will be available digitally on May 12th and on vinyl June 16th.
There is no hesitation in Sharon Van Etten’s lyricism. Her unabashed reverence for all the past has taught her boldly emanates in both Van Etten’s words and voice. This poignant candor, evident on new single “Just Like Blood,” is one of the many reasons Van Etten has become one of the most beloved songwriters and performers of our time. As with the entire “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP, this second single offers documents of surrender and disappointment, admission and longing. It is as sophisticated and evolved as anything Van Etten has ever created. Sharon Van Etten’s “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP is out June 9th on Jagjaguwar and available for pre-order now. Instant free downloads of “Just Like Blood” and the EP’s title track come with each digital pre-order.
TAME IMPALA have announced their highly anticipated third studio LPCurrents will be released worldwide Friday July 17th. The 13 track album is available to pre-order today offering “Let It Happen”, “Cause I’m A Man” and two brand new tracks “Eventually” and “Disciples” as instant grat tracks with the album pre-order. Beginning at 9PM PST/ Midnight EST you can pre-orderCurrents here (links live at 9PM PST tonight):
The Wild Belle remix of Tennis’ new “Mean Streets” is premiering on Baeble Music. Listen HERE and via Soundcloud HERE. Baeble Music says the track “is a beautiful piece of synthy dreampop.” The original version of “Mean Streets” appears on the deluxe edition of Ritual In Repeat, available May 12 on Communion Records, and features bonus tracks “Easter Island” and “100 Lovers.” Listen to “Easter Island” via Soundcloud HERE and watch the band’s music video for “Mean Streets” via YouTube HERE.
Spoon is excited to celebrate the digital release of their beautiful new Inside Out Remixes EP. The EP is comprised of four remixes of the song “Inside Out” – taken from Spoon’s universally-praised eighth full-length They Want My Soul. Remixes for this EP are provided by Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Tycho, Brian Reitzell, and Operators. Fans can purchase the EP from their favorite digital retailers includingiTunes. Preview the EP here.
In addition to the digital EP, Spoon will release a separate 12″ titled I/O EP that features a different track list which can be seen below. I/O EP will be released July 24 and available for purchase at the merchandise table during upcoming Spoon performances beginning in mid-June. Fans can preorder the I/O EP 12″ at the Spoon Store.
A new video from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah for “As Always” from the new album Only Run out June 3. The video, directed by David M. Helman, shows actor Wil Daniels deep in a never-ending night of debauchery and explodes with an unexpected twist at the end.
Viva La Puppet! New video for “Restless Leg” from Har Mar superstar’s album Bye Bye Seventeen
Weatherbox have a new music video for “Pagan Baby”. Directed by Max Moore, the video for “Pagan Baby” pays homage to The Replacements as a modern take on their iconic video for “Bastards of Young”, which consisted of a single unbroken shot of a speaker, kicked over at the end of the song.
It’s been nearly 4 years since I last saw Man Man perform (Forecastle, June 2010) and seven years since the first time I had the pleasure of seeing them. Following that last time seeing them, Honus Honus commented in a mild-mannered fashion contrary how he liked my smile and would like to kidnap me in order to get my face on the side of milk cartons under the missing persons section. Fortunately for me that practice was stopped in the late ’80s.
On Saturday, in The Constellation Room at The Observatory, it was nice to see that the insanity never stopped. Following the arrival of Pow Pow, Brown Sugar & Shono all wearing matching backwards skeleton costumes (a departure from the tennis uniforms I’d seen a few years ago), Honus Honus arrived donning a sparkly robe in the style of a boxer or priest, back to the crowd, commanding the energy levels of the room rise to the animlaistic madness that was shortly to pursue and like a practicioner of black magic, his commands to rise had their intended effect. Launching into “End Boss” from last fall’s “On Oni Pond,” the frenzy began and left nothing wanting.
Honus Honus and Pow Pow both have such fantastic stage presence, particularly the former who reminds me of my two-year nephew at Halloween….trying on every costume and playing with every toy that he can find. That includes a space alien mask, a fur coat, a naval jacket, and of course the aforesaid skeleton costume and robe. Falling in dramatic exasperation a number times, Honus Honus and the whole band at large just seem to have so much fun performing; all actors playing the roles they’ve crated for themselves. And their fans love it…sporting warpaint, headbands, capes and a disproportionaltely high number of violations of the wearing-a-band-shirt-to-that-band’s-concert rule.
Opener Xenia Rubinos who had a very tribal, animalistic pop-singed set herself, joined for a number of songs in her own skeleton costume, dancing and acting a back-up singer to the madness happening on stage. Her drummer for the night joined briefly just long enough to stage dive.
With a 20 song set they spanned their entire discography in a strangely cohesive way considering the stylistic differences of the later two albums. While naturally the bulk of the set was dedicated to showcasing their latest, Rabbit Habbits also saw a lot of attention and the other three received at least 2 songs, largely all in their epic 7 song encore. Those in the crowd chanting “one more song” at the end of the first set had no idea what they were in store for. As the encore started with “Steak Knives” it became apparent to any Man Man fan that they couldn’t end on such a light note and that wild times were coming.
- End Boss
- Top Drawer
- Loot My Body
- Mr. Jung Stuffed
- Paul’s Grotesque
- Pink Wonton
- Head On
- King Shiv
- Piranhas Club
- Push the Eagle’s Stomach
- Doo Right
- Born Tight
- Steak Knives
- Life Fantastic
- El Azteca
- Engrish Bwudd
- Werewolf (On the Hood of Yer Heartbreak)
Avec Sans are soon to be releasing new single “Shiver”. In the meantime check out the remix they did of last single “Hold On”. It’s the first time we’ve seen an original video re-envisioned to fit a remix. Both videos are by Chief Productions and Sing J Lee (Pins/Chvrches director) and both the original and the stuttering, left-field remix are audio/visual feasts.
Julian Casablancas label Cult Records presents Har Mar Superstar getting rad and romantic with Juliette Lewis on BMX bikes in the new video for “Prisoner”. Oddly Familiar. Where have I seen this before?
Check out the latest song from NYC rock and roll singer Sterling Fox. “Ghost” is a tribute to 1950s teenage tragedy ballads. Best known for having produced Lana Del Rey’s breakout hit “Video Games”, Fox is now hard at work on a full length album on his indie label Silver Scream Records. He is also featured on “Shame on Me” on the new Avicii album True.
Having just played a sold-out 3 night residency at the Macbeth, don’t miss the band showcasing material from Glow & Behold on tour this Autumn supporting their heroes, the Pixies, in October, and several shows at CMJ in New York, before embarking on a headline UK tour in November.
Here we have it – first official video from Daft Punk for “Lose Yourself to Dance” directed by: Thomas Bangalter, Guyman de Homem-Christo, Warren Fu, Paul Hahn & Cedric Hervet.
Watch Caveman’s horrifying new video for “In the City” starring Julia Stiles. A tourist couple visits New York City for the first time. They soon discover that underneath the surface of the playground of the city, lies a world of darkness and horror.
Chromeo is back! On Tuesday, Holy Ghost! & Chromeo joined forces with Touch Sensitive and new DFA collab Museum of Love (Pat Mahoney of LCD and Jee Day) for a live broadcast on Boiler Room. Holy Ghost! have their sophomore LP out and Chromeo came down to play some of their first new recorded music in two years. Even though the show was private, you still get to watch the amazing music, free, live, online: http://boilerroom.tv/chromeo_holy_ghost_touch_sensitive_museum_of_love_sinkane/
The full new album Dynamics from Holy Ghost! is here! and you can stream it below:
Chegg out the stylish and “cheeky” new video for “Backpack” from “nuovo jazzy-pop” singer and native Parisian Petite Meller. Directed by A.T. Mann & Napoleon Habeica (the Mexican photographer who created the American Apparel visual aesthetic),”Backpack” is a memoir of a French summer vacance, shot in the French Riviera that pays homage to French New Wave Cinema, winking at Godard’s “Pierrot le Fou” and George Henri Cluzot’s “L’Enfer”.
alt-J have shared a reworking of “Breezeblocks” remixed by producer, multi-instrumentalist, and Wu-Tang Clan member, RZA. The remix premiered today on Jay Z’s Life + Times site. The release of this remix comes just in time for alt-J’s September 12th performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.