Here's the deal with The National: you either embrace "Mr. November" as a personal anthem and the rest of their catalog for its completely approachable and expertly helmed agenda in Almost Arena Rock, or you don't. You're either with Matt Berninger when he starts screaming as though he accidentally ... More >>
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It may be a bit early, but Coachella 2013 seems to be the Year of the Bro. For the ladies, it's business as usual, but the bros are really bringing it, from humorous neon t-shirts to costumes to all-around chiseledness. But there's more to being a bro than just looking good. Bros are there for eac ... More >>
Alexz Johnson really loves Brooklyn. It shows on her face with the way she lights up whenever her neck of the woods is mentioned. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter/actress relocated to the borough with one goal for herself as an artist: total scene immersion. It's a pretty good goal when you have to ... More >>
Mushrooms and vines: those were the things poking through cracks in the walls and crawling out from underneath the sink when Local Natives began to clear out the abandoned bungalow on Sunset that would eventually become their new studio space. Formerly a tattoo parlor, the seemingly forsaken spot ... More >>
Naturally, this dude is involvedDistilling a full year of furtive, easily distracted, constantly overwhelmed listening down to a mere 10 albums is a ridiculous, agonizing, thoroughly loathsome undertaking, and yet here we all are, pulling nine fully formed sonic universes together and capping ... More >>
photo by Sam Horine Alicia Polmanteer Resides: SoHo Occupation: Freelance marketing manager Favorite CMJ band: Local Natives
Surfer Blood at CMJ last year, before they were Webster Hall type of guys. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.Last week, we spoke with CMJ Showcase Director Matt McDonald about the upcoming music festival and Pitchfork's #Offline-led incursion upon it. Below, read the second half of our conversation, wh ... More >>