Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Interview with Montreal’s Caveboy

Having just recently released their self-titled debut EP, Caveboy, a indie pop trio from Montreal, are on tour through Canada and the US. The first few shows took as part of the CMJ marathon in NYC, we thought it would be a good opportunity to catch up with the girls: Quip: I’ve read that you had an

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Smallpools, Yak, and The Maccabees at CMJ

Welcoming the audience on Thursday evening was LA’s Phoebe Ryan, with her teal-colored hair flowing across the CMJ stage. Her voice rang loudly in every corner of Webster Hall while fans and new listeners alike cheered. Raised in New Jersey but currently based in Los...

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Day and night at CMJ, from Tuka to soul and R&B

The Dream Downtown is the new home for CMJ this year — and with its hip atmosphere and beautiful architecture, it’s no wonder the venue was chosen. During the day, the Dream was the main location for panels and discussions about the...

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

CMJ with Son Little, Ben Abraham, and Marlon Williams

CMJ is a music festival that quite literally takes over New York City for a week every year. During the day, there are multiple opportunities for individuals, especially college students, to learn about the music industry from professionals...

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Mammut and Stolen Jars at CMJ

Friday was the busiest day at CMJ, with over 300 bands playing in Manhattan and Brooklyn. A couple of bands stood out across the busy night, Mammut and Stolen Jars, and here’s why. The Icelandic six-piece band, Mammut,...

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Closing out CMJ with alternative rock bands

The last day of CMJ was highlighted by a showcase at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall, with a selection of alternative rock bands: The Flats, Microwave, Somos, Transit, and Have Mercy. The Flats are a rock band...

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Three great bands from CMJ Thursday

It’s been a week since Thursday night of the CMJ Marathon wrapped up, and the dust is still settling. It’s a general rule of thumb at CMJ that for every 15 bands you see, one will be near...

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Recapping CMJ Saturday with BØRNS, Garrett Borns and Kate Nash

Saturday was one of the most anticipated days at CMJ, with headliners like Kate Nash and Garrett Borns playing. They lived up to the hype. The first act to break up the general pretty-good-but-not-great quality of Saturday...

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Transforming small stages: the CMJ model

Fridays are for finding yourself in a dive somewhere in New York City that actually happens to be just two blocks from where you used to live and work. You never even thought that this place could...

Friday, October 17th, 2014

A survival guide to CMJ and 3 bands to check out

The world stops for CMJ’s music festival. With all eyes poised on who the next up and coming band will be, it’s easy to get lost in the tantalizing game of, “this is going to be the...

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