OFF THE GRID

Silent Barn and Exploding in Sound do CMJ their way

Location Info

Map

Silent Barn

603 Bushwick Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Category: Music Venues

Region: Ridgewood

Related Stories

More About

What does this year’s CMJ have in common with those of recent years? The best parties are the unofficial ones. Today, none are better than Exploding in Sound Records’s Unofficial Birthday Party Spectacular, the afternoon-into-late-night event featuring 11 bands, four of which we can confirm are really good. Headliners Speedy Ortiz, for instance, are riding on the much deserved acclaim that followed their recent album, Major Arcana (acclaim that their earlier “Sports” EP deserved as well). Pile and Porches will appeal to fans of local bands like Titus Andronicus and Parquet Courts, and Ovlov is best heard at a house show in suburban New England, but, here in New York, Silent Barn is close enough. The other seven are probably great, too, but there’s only one way to find out.
Sat., Oct. 19, 3 p.m., 2013

 
My Voice Nation Help
 
Loading...