BY Meg Zulch
on Oct 30, 2014
Are any of you rad ladies looking for some new music that will make you feel good? Then Girlpool’s got what you’re looking for. Responsible for empowering young women in the US and beyond, the L.A.-based punk duo, BFFs Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad, are starting to make waves in the lo-fi music world.
The ladies just finished playing a bunch of packed shows in Brooklyn for CMJ, including shows at Silent Barn and Baby’s All Right. They’ve also been performing at New York colleges including Bard College, and my very own SUNY Purchase. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Oct 18, 2012
Are you a lady who plays the drums? Do you love jamming with other lady drummers? Do you love gathering with other lady drummers to celebrate lady drummers?
Tom Tom Magazine, the only publication dedicated to female drummers and beatmakers, are hosting a NYC subway station take-over by 100 lady drummers! These musicians will be performing in various subway stations on Saturday, October 20 from 5 PM to 7 PM. They will then all be uniting together for a “grand finale” performance from 6:30 to 7 PM in Union Square. Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Oct 16, 2012
CMJ Music Marathon kicks off in New York today, which means that from now until the wee hours of Saturday night (or Sunday morning, if you're doing it right), seemingly every band ever will be playing shows at over 80 venues across the city. (Check out the official CMJ 2012 schedule if you want to get excited and overwhelmed on a Jessie Spano-esque level.) We're hoping to catch some incredible lineups over the next few days and nights, and we're pleased to present one of our very own this Thursday. Read More
I didn't make it to as many CMJ shows as I would've liked, but I was able to catch the lovely singer Emmy the Great, who I've wanted to see for a while now, and Wild Moccasins, a Texas pop band I've missed seeing since moving from Texas to NYC. The two pictures above and below are Emmy the Great, who I was happy brought some glitter and sparkle to a daytime show. It's never too early in my book. I was also totally digging her patterned tights. Few people could make those prints go together so perfectly in color and pattern. Read More
on Oct 13, 2011
Music madness begins next week, as 900 bands invade NYC for five jam-packed days of performances as part of the CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival 2011. CMJ, which takes place from October 18-22, will also include over 70 informative panels with renowned industry speakers, cutting-edge film screenings, exclusive parties, and more.Just a few bands from this year's CMJ music lineup include: Wild Flag, Dum Dum Girls, CSS, Neon Indian, Metronomy, Gang Gang Dance, Portugal. The Man, Cloud Nothings, Shonen Knife, Zola Jesus, Talib Kweli, Art Vs. Science. Read More
on Oct 04, 2011
Music lovers, rejoice! The 31st annual CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival is back and bigger than ever. From October 18-22, around 900 bands (!!!) will be performing at over 80 of NYC's greatest venues. CMJ's five jam-packed days will also include over 70 informative panels with renowned industry speakers, cutting-edge film screenings, exclusive parties, and more.Just a few bands from this year's CMJ music lineup include: Wild Flag, Dum Dum Girls, CSS, Neon Indian, Metronomy, Gang Gang Dance, Portugal. The Man, Cloud Nothings, Shonen Knife, Zola Jesus, Talib Kweli, Art Vs. Science. Read More
BY Eliza C. Thompson
on Nov 02, 2010
Mexican Summer is turning out to be the record label to watch of 2010. Though some of their CMJ showcase choices this year seemed a little, ahem, questionable, it's hard to argue with the people who brought you Best Coast's Crazy for You. If there's any justice in the world, San Francisco group Tamaryn ought to become the next M.S. breakout act (except I'm pretty sure they're not going to be so into Twitter).
The band is officially composed of lead singer Tamaryn and multi-instrumentalist Rex John Shelverton, but for their shows they enlisted a little help from a drummer and a bassist. Read More