CMJ is next week, in the likely event that snuck up on you, so as you map out your schedule (factoring in Friday’s Marnie Stern-starring Voice day party, of course), note also the finest panel of the week, going down Wednesday at 2 p.m. It is called “Curmudgeons of Rock.” I am involved. I did not know it was called “Curmudgeons of Rock” when I agreed to get involved.
Concept: “Is the music press too soft today? Not according to these ruthless critics who never mince words or beg to win favor.” Said ruthless critics include a veritable cornucopia of friends-of-SOTC, including Maura Johnston, Sean Fennessey, Charles Aaron, new New York scribe Nitsuh Abebe, and Michael Tedder. Before you ask: Yes, Weingarten was supposed to be involved, but he’s prancing off to Finland or some bullshit. No idea what we’ll talk about it, but I guarantee that everyone will be crabby. Here’s all the pertinent info; please note that questions about chillwave are expressly forbidden.