CMJ 2011: Day 2 – 10/19/11 – Stop the Virgens and Twin Sister

Day two of CMJ turned out to be a free form day. A few weeks ago my friend Kathryn got us tickets to the new Karen O psycho rock opera at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Stop the Virgens, with me totally not realizing it was smack dab in the middle of CMJ. Whoopsies! After the show, […]

CMJ 2011: Day 1 – 10/18/11 – Young Magic and Quilts @ Public Assembly

Scenes from tonight: Day 1 of CMJ was a great start. Caught NYC via Australia band Young Magic‘s killer set at Public Assembly in Williamsburg. Dreamy, and dead sexy songs. Also managed to catch a few songs by Boston band Quilt at the Mexican Summer showcase in the back room at PA. Some solid sonic […]

Who I’m Excited to See at CMJ 2011

Quickly, some recommendations for this year’s CMJ: These shows are bound to be completely packed. Attend if you dare: Zola Jesus (Knitting Factory on Tues; LPR on Wed); Wild Flag (Bowery Ballroom on Tues) My picks: Young Magic at Public Assembly at 10pm on Tuesday. If you can stay up late, check out Dent May. […]

Coldplay Live on Letterman in NYC – 9/20/11

Longtime readers of this site will already be accustomed to my undying, uncool devotion to the British “rock” band Coldplay. But it is due to this broadcasting of affection that people end up being so generous whenever the band rolls into town. Thanks to the unbelievable kindness of Product Shop NYC, last night I was […]

Things From Last Month: Foster the People, Cut Copy, Johnny Marnell, Kalli

Hey y’all. Sorry I have basically fallen off the face of the planet in terms of updates. August was a great month — saw lots of good music. Here are some of the shows I witnessed: The biggest blowout I attended last month was on August 11th for Celebrate Brooklyn‘s last concert of the summer, […]