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Jake's CMJ 2014 Day 2: Tonstartssbandht, Palehound, Advertising, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizards

Hey! Don't you want to read about my exciting day 2 of the Crummy Music Jobs festival? Don't you want to know about what an amazing time I'm having and all the amazing bands I'm seeing that you're missing out on at the Crap Making Jerks festival? Of course you do, I mean, my word is law after all, and everything I say should be taken with complete seriousness. No funny business here at the Country Music Jazz festival. - Keep reading Jake's report for Day 2 of the CMJ Music Marathone 2014

Come check out NoPop tonight at Spike Hill (CMJ show!)

We liked Brooklyn power trio NoPop a lot the first time we stumbled upon their music, and the guys are doing their best to confirm that first impression. They just released this new track just in time for tonight's The Deli's DIY/Psych/Garage CMJ 2014 showcase at Spike Hill - a show they will open at 6.40 pm. Come check them out, we'll be there!

JP's CMJ 2014 Day 1: Vomitface, PC Worship, Broken Water, GHXST, Calvin Love, The Mystery Lights, O.J. Pimpson, Dream Police, Echo Bloom

This is my first time covering CMJ. I’d attended in the past, but never with an actual agenda. It’s overwhelming from the get-go. Having an under-established or unclear schedule is like being in a life raft with no oars, in the middle of the ocean. Alone. I made an all too familiar mistake from step one, getting in the artists’ line to pick up my press badge. It was a bit of a wait, but I met a cool dude from a band called Echo Bloom, who calmed my nerves (his band's music excels at that too, see track below), as I was afraid of missing the first showcase I wanted to see, only to find out at the end of said line, that I didn’t have to wait at all. The press booth line was just about non-existent, and the performer booth was kind of spilling over, giving the illusion of two separate lines. What the hell. This kind of set the tone for the day. - Keep reading JP Basileo's CMJ Music Marathon 2014 Day 1 report.

 

Jake's CMJ Day 1: The Sediment Club, Guerrilla Toss, Roomrunner, Celestial Shore

Since it was my first CMJ, I didn't know what to expect in the beginning. As it got closer to the week I slowly began to realize that it's more corporate than I expected. I don't really know that much or care about any of the industry events or any of the 'big' shows, so I'm going to seek out as many great bills as I can and go from there. I will say that despite my grievances against the corporate shmuck-holes, my first CMJ night was pretty good; I saws four great bands consecutively at two venues and honestly, couldn't have been happier. - Read More

Weekly Feature: She Keeps Bees headlines The Deli's Roots Stage at Rockwood tonight, 7pm

She Keeps Bees has always delivered a brooding menace underneath layers of blues and folk, but now their kettle's practically boiling over. For new record 'Eight Houses,' tales of war and revenge provide an ominous tone to the band's stripped down texture. After exploring America's hidden past during their 2012 tour, bandmates Jessica Larabee and Andy LePlant came away from the experience with a better idea of how much pain and forced assimiliation American Indians endured. Tracks like 'Greasy Grass' and 'Breezy' are practically brimming over with this rage, while still delivering an intimate warmth and emotional pull that makes you feel like you've known Jessica for years. It's a multi-layered record, whose change-up in production from the band's previous home recordings has only added to its complexities. We discussed these new paths in our recent interview with the band.

See the band live tonight (10.22) at The Deli's CMJ 2014 Roots Stage at Rockwood at 7pm
Read Mike Levine's interview with She Keeps Bees

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