Starting today roughly 1,300 music artists will descend upon New York City in hopes of Living The Dream. Wild acts with names like (these are all real) Bear Hands, Bear Trap, Bear Crossing, SUNBEARS!, Bearstronaut, Stone Cold Fox, Foxes In Fiction and Foxygen will play in peace alongside their domes ... More >>
Are you opinionated about topics like New York City's best drummer, best karaoke bar, or best free concert series? Make your voice (or your fingers) heard by voting in the 2012 edition of our Best Of New York Poll. If you vote, you'll also be entered in a sweepstakes to win a pair of passes to the 2 ... More >>
Hey readers, our Best of NYC issue will be coming out on October 17, packed with staff picks and reader picks. If you've got an opinion on the best fries, noodles, soups, or cheap eats in the city, go cast your vote in the Reader's Poll by October 3.
In this week's Voice Michael Tedder profiles the Brooklyn trio Widowspeak, who craft hushed, gorgeous ballads and whose self-titled debut (Captured Tracks) is one of the year's standout first releases. Tedder trailed the band around CMJ, where they were one of the beneficiaries of the week-long musi ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.
You know how Hugh Hefner has to have sex with fifty women and an endangered panda at once in order to feel anything at all? I went into this year's CMJ Music Marath ... More >>
Ben LozovskyTitus Andronicus
Wednesday, October 18
Better than: Reading a good book and being in bed by 10.
As you're surely by now aware, this year's CMJ Music Marathon has some thousand-plus bands, not from all over the country but all over the worldeveryone from ... More >>
The bands playing between 7 and 7:30 p.m. tonight. (Also that probably isn't the real Grace Kelly.)Today marks the dawning of the CMJ Music Marathon, an annual see and be seen event for bands and "music tastemakers" and other people who want to try and cram as big of a fraction of the 1,000-p ... More >>
The Williamsburg bar/club Bruar Falls, founded by the proprietors of Cake Shop and the Library Bar, will "cease to exist on November 1," according to a statement posted by the founders. Proprietors of the venue, which opened in the spring of 2009, sent out the announcement just as the weekend was be ... More >>
Surfer Blood, who once upon a time was "just some band."
Last month the CMJ Music Marathoncoming to the city's music venues from October 18 through 22announced the first batch of artists that would be playing next month's industry confab; that list included (among others) Neon ... More >>
Extra PlaceWell, it's not that secret--both The Fader and the CMJ Music Marathon have already made use of Extra Place (we've been there before, too), the new private, "never open to the public" performance space that is located on, wait for it...Extra Place, the blind alley off 1st Street bet ... More >>
Screaming Females at CMJ, last year. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In case there was any doubt, it's now official: next week's Pitchfork-sponsored #Offline Festival will have no CMJ affiliation whatsoever. "This is purely a Pitchfork event," a representative for the website told us yesterday: "just ... More >>
Surfer Blood play Cake Shop during last year's CMJ. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.Hey, remember last year, when we predicted that the stresses of Surfer Blood's twelve different CMJ shows would cause the band to self-destruct? Um, that's not at all what happened. Instead, the Florida band rode thei ... More >>
SUPERCUTE! are, in fact, super cute
Don't let the glittery star stickers she wears on her temples fool you: 16-year-old Rachel Trachtenburg is a music industry veteran, and would like it if you treated her as one. At the ripe old age of six she was recruited to back her parents in The Trachtenburg ... More >>