Afro-punk Death to Hip Hop Showcase:  Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy and Death @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 10.18

Afro-punk Death to Hip Hop Showcase: Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy and...
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At the tail end of August, the free Afro-Punk music festival was canceled due to Hurricane Irene’s untimely arrival in New York City. Luckily, no pending natural disasters derailed their highly successful and entertaining CMJ showcase. … read more

CMJ Day Two: From Indie Pop to Hip Hop

CMJ Day Two: From Indie Pop to Hip Hop
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Day two of CMJ started as mellow as possible. It was fitting for my hangover from the night before and the overcast rainy weather that had infiltrated the city. … read more

Sub Pop/Hardly Art Showcase @ The Mercury Lounge 10.20

Sub Pop/Hardly Art Showcase @ The Mercury Lounge 10.20
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When I arrived at The Mercury Lounge at 7 p.m., I was greeted with the words “SOLD OUT.” I figured it meant that this showcase was probably going to be a killer one. I liked two of the seven bands on the bill, had been told that a third would be right up my alley, and figured that since the showcase was Sub Pop and Hardly Art branded, the bands that I was unfamiliar with would probably still be entertaining. … read more

CMJ: The Final Nights

CMJ: The Final Nights
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The final nights of CMJ had a strange way of mashing into each other. It’s always easy to party until the sun comes up in NYC, but when you throw in a music festival that comes with occasional free drinks and bars that stay open until 4 a.m. it becomes exponentially easier. … read more