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Ex Hex

CMJ Announces Initial Artist Lineup for 2015 Music Marathon w/ Titus Andronicus, Ex Hex & More

Ex Hex at WFMU – Photo Credit: Mike Petzinger Along with the retirement of white pants, the week following Labor Day turns our attention to the annual CMJ Music Marathon which is set to host its 2015 iteration from October [...]

September 9, 2015 News
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CMJ 2014: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Rocked The Knitting Factory (VIDEO)

Melbourne-based psych-rockers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard descended into the States last week, primed to jam at a legion of venues, all in the name of CMJ! I caught the reptilian royals at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory, where they performed [...]

October 30, 2014 Live, Reviews, Uncategorized

Live Review: A Slowdive Fan Goes To A Sold Out Reunion Show At Terminal 5

I am a huge admirer of, what a good friend of mine calls,  “that sad dreamy shit,” which includes such bands as Red House Painters, the Cocteau Twins, and iconic shoegaze band, Slowdive.  These are bands I cherish because between [...]

October 28, 2014 Live, Reviews

Salt Cathedral, Jack and Eliza, Novelty Daughter & Tons More Closed Out CMJ 2014

Hi, this is the ghost of Mike Mehalick relaying his post-humous CMJ experience. Although he made it through the weekend, he was DOA sometime around 8pm on Saturday. He made it to Black Bear Bar for Indie Shuffle’s showcase featuring [...]

October 27, 2014 Uncategorized
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Reptar, The Midnight Hollow, Coastgaard + More Rocked The Westway On CMJ Night Three

After a nice stop over at Baeble HQ (thanks for the tacos) I headed out to the west side to The Westway for a bill that featured Reptar, The Midnight Hollow, Coastgaard, and EVVY. The really dim lit venue impacted [...]

October 24, 2014 Live, Reviews

Featherface Drop “Make U Mine” Single…Playing CMJ Tonight (10/23)

I’m starting to think Texas needs to challenge the Disney throne for the tag of “happiest place on earth”, because the latest wave of music emerging from that locale is so incredibly uplifting I can only imagine residents of this [...]

October 23, 2014 News

Bombay Bicycle Club, Milo Greene, & Luxley Rocked Night Two Of CMJ 2014

Admittedly, I went a little too hard on CMJ night one. The high winds and sideways rain didn’t help to buoy already dampened spirits with the four avenue walk of death to Terminal 5 looming. Inside the way out of [...]

October 23, 2014 Live, Reviews

DIIV, Splashh, PAWS, & The Dead Ships Opened Up Night One Of CMJ

The endless cultural sprawl that is the annual CMJ music marathon kicked off last night with a multitude of great shows to choose from. We headed out to Brooklyn to catch a bit of Diffuser.fm’s showcase at Grand Victory. The [...]

October 22, 2014 Live, Reviews
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Brooklyn’s Fort Lean Drop “Cut To The Chase” Single Ahead Of Quiet Day LP…Playing CMJ

When Fort Lean strolled through Asbury Park with Surfer Blood in March and closed with “Cut to the Chase – a number driven by R&B undertones and massive swooning refrains – it was much to this penman’s chagrin to find that the [...]

October 22, 2014 News
The Sleepy Zzz

SIMGE Premiere: The Sleepy Zzz Unveil “Ill Mannered Man” Single Ahead Of Evil Eye LP And CMJ Showcases

Don’t let the name fool you. The Brooklyn based Sleepy Zzz are anything but a musical muscle relaxer, but rather a burgeoning Garage-Rock revivalist group, smothered in a heat wave of thick fuzz and PBR foam…and the outfit’s lead single – [...]

October 16, 2014 News