One day you’re a normal person, the next you’re speaking in acronyms and set-times, discoursing knowledgably about the difference between Surfer Blood and Surf City. So yeah, CMJ is very much upon us all. Recaps of any number of last night’s showcases here, here, here, and here; below, intrepid photographer Rebecca Smeyne does the festival’s first day in photos, featuring Small Black, Woods, El Perro Del Mar, Beach Fossils, Titus Andronicus, Heavy Trash, and more. We’re just getting started.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 21, 2009