How did we go from the Rolling Stones to Fartbarf?
The CBGB Music & Film Festival is set to kick off on October 8, and, like last year's inaugural fest, it's giant--hundreds of acts, 100 films, and 125 speakers sprawled out over 175 venues and six days. There will be panel discussions too. (More info here.) And, just like last year, one of the bigg ... More >>
At first glance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. might seem like a gimmick--two guys in racing suits capitalizing on a name-brand stock-car-racing dynasty. Upon listening, however, it's clear their particular type of indie pop is anything but a stunt; the Detroit duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott co ... More >>
Cover is so chillwaveWe hope you learned something: Today is your last chance to absorb invaluable industry wisdom at one of CMJ's afternoon panels. Next year we're actually getting the Why Does CMJ Still Exist? panel off the ground, I swear to god. Until then, here's your final slate, listed ... More >>
"Stereogum!" Pics by Rob, more below.Marnie Stern/Dom/Tamaryn/Lower Dens Santos Party House Wednesday, October 20 Better than: Just sitting at home reading ecstatic Tweets about the whole Phoenix/Daft Punk thing. So let's toss a few more ribald Marnie Stern exclamations on the pile. #1: "It ... 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 >>
Which doesn't make The Blueprint 3 a classic. But we'll take it. For now.
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