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I have to admit, way back in 2008 when I had my first dose of Crystal Castle's against my will at a dimly lit local watering hole I was more than a little skeptical. Abundant dance beats, standard new wave synths, androgynous haircuts, and generous amounts of distorted femme roaring all played their appropriate roles. All these things are of course mandatory ingredients to an ever so hip soundtrack to looking for romance in all the wrong places. I thought to ... Read More
The last time Corin Tucker belted it out on a NYC stage was in August of 2006 when Sleater-Kinney played their final show here. Last night she rolled in, with babies and a new band in tow, and bitch slapped a crowd of adoring fans with her hair flips, just like the good 'ol days. Opening for the Corin Tucker band was Hungry Ghost, Portland's version of a party-rock band. Tucker's drummer, Sara Lund, moonlights as the drummer for Hungry Ghost as well, so by the ... Read More
Fans and music addicts be warned, the New York and Boston-based club/thrash/pop band, Hooray for Earth, have a residency in New York City's legendary Pianos every Wednesday throughout November! Stereogum.com saw them at CMJ and wrote them up as, "Hooray For Earth framed themselves as proper players, stewing electronics, nimble but unpretentious guitars, a sense of progressive psychedelics and percussive progressions." Their album, Momo, has gotten a lot of buzz; ... Read More
Tonight is the night you must take your booty shorts out of hiding, slap those puppies on and shake your fun buns till the break of dawn. New Orleans style sissy bounce queen Big Freedia will be performing at South Paw tonight for a fantastic  Friday fun time(Phew! Say that six times fast!) that is sure to go down in BUST party history. DJ Rusty Lazer, Dominique Young Unique and Javelin will also be performing for your listening and move busting ... Read More
Every year when the temperature starts to decrease I find myself fumbling through albums that beckon story telling, invite group vocals and paint dream like images of autumn breezes flowing through my moth eaten flannel. Now I do recognize that many people do this all year round, but there is something so pleasing about seasonal record listening. Nothing says fall like the crunching of leaves and twigs beneath feet that are frolicking to a shoe gaze, ... Read More
Come on out tomorrow, October 21st, to see our very own Crafty Lady, Callie Watts, speak at CMJ's panel discussion Take Back The Mic; Challenging Hip-Hop Stereotypes. The panel speakers will be addressing everything from female MC's to sissy bounce - "all walks of the lesser-heard voices from the urban, rap and hip-hop worlds speak up." Panelists include Marisa Aveling, Rah Digga, Starrene Rhett, Big Freedia, and Victor Vazquez of Das Racist. CMJ isn't all about ... Read More
Calling all rockers, hip hoppers, groove shakers, shoe gazers, day trippers and night crawlers! CMJ 2010 is here.You know what that means? Heaps and I mean HEAPS of amazing performances by some of the best musicians to hit the East Coast. The five day music marathon is sprawled across the city like a wildfire. So dust off your dancing shoes and rehearse your sickest moves! You may even find a show that tickles your fancy right in your hood. Some of the ... Read More
I know it's CMJ madness, but one of the top shows to see this weekend will be Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips performing 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, at NYU's Skirball Center on Friday night. The duo will perform a live soundtrack to Warhol's Screen Tests (shot between 1964 and 1966 at the factory) and include such icons as Edie Sedgwick, Dennis Hopper,  Nico and Lou Reed, among others. I'm super stoked for this show, as we listen ... Read More
  In an age when teenagers are running amuck, emancipating themselves from their parents left and right, one cool young dude remains loyal to his homestead and isn't afraid to admit he's a mama's boy. Fourteen-year old rapper Brian Bradley, better known as the Astronomical Kid, sends a clear message to ogling men everywhere: "Stop Looking at My Moms" . The insanely catchy single is just as danceable as it is adorable, but don't let Kid's age fool you, he knows ... Read More
Come on down to THE GALLERY this Thursday for CMJ's craziest party of the night featuring BUST-loving, KOOL KEITH & THE ULTRAMAGNETIC MC's. They'll be mixing up something otherworldly with their hypersexual old school hip-hop and alien talk. Also spinning and spraying will be 87 Stick Up Kids, Purple Crush (back from LA), Cerebral Vortex, Johnny Nelson,  Lil' Friday, Cobra Krames, DirtyFinger, Marcus Price (Producer for Maluca), and Leo Justi. Whistles can be ... Read More
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