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Boston Hassle at CMJ

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A couple months ago, I hesitantly moved from Boston to Brooklyn, but the past couple months have been nothing short of dreamy. So. Many. Shows. And if I didn’t know any better, I’d think Boston was having just as much trouble letting go of me, as I was having trouble letting go of it, with shows from Guerilla Toss, Krill (RIP), The Channels, Potty Mouth, Ursula… It’s as if the Boston music scene was constantly tapping me on the shoulder and letting me know, “Hey man, don’t worry. You’re only a hop, skip, and a jump away…” #grateful.

One major benefit to living in NYC is that I finally get to attend CMJ. Armed with what knowledge of the DIY music scene I had from my time in Boston, I vowed to support and rep hard at CMJ. Here are my top picks for showcases and artists to be sure to check out while devouring your way through CMJ.

 


 

Good Morning is from Melbourne. I can’t tell you I know exactly when I’ll be seeing them, but I can guarantee you, I’ll be seeing them. This EP has been helping me get through the past few rough Monday mornings. Gotta tell them thanks for that.

On The Street / You by Good Morning

Showcases:
Oct 13 – Piano’s (1.45pm) + Cake shop (Official showcase – 7pm)
Oct 14 – Tell All Your Friends (Elvis Guesthouse – 2pm)
Oct 15 – Paperbox (8.30pm)
Oct 16 – Dont Need No Melody (6pm) + Indie Shuffle (7.30pm)
Oct 17 – Aussie BBQ (5.35pm)

 


 

CROSSS. S/O to Sam for turning me on to them. Who wouldn’t be down for some psychedelic metal? Certainly no one I’d care to keep company.

LO by CROSSS

Be sure to check out their CMJ Showcases:

Friday, 10/16 8:30 @ Baranquilla DIY Studios
Flatbox+Made in Columbia Presents CMJ Showcase: Lodro, Acid Dad, Decorum ,Crosss, and Dead Leaf Echo

Saturday, 10/17 6pm @ Aviv
Exploding in Sound+GIMMIE TINITUS+Ipsum Unofficial CMJ Party: Solids, Dirty Dishes, Cold Sweats, Doubting, Thomas Cruise Control, Playboy Manbaby, Dirty Dishes, Nonsense, Magnet School, Strange Wilds, Chomp, Needs, Solids, Crosss

 


 

Exploding in Sound. Have you ever thought about the imagery that conjures when you really think about that phrase? Exploding. In. Sound. Its like repeating a word over and over until it sounds so weird you can never look at it the same, except now Exploding in Sound will only mean nothing short of EPIC. OK. Tangential…

Thursday, 10/15 7pm, Aviv
Exploding in Sound+GIMMIE TINITUS+Ipsum Counting Can Be Tricky CMJ Party: YVETTE, Turn To Crime, Painted Zeros, MEAT WAVE, Mumblr, What Moon Things, Video Daughters

Friday, 10/16 1pm @ Palisades
Exploding in Sound Records Official CMJ Showcase + Fourth Birthday Party: Everyone+your mom (see above playlist)

Saturday, 10/17 6pm @ Aviv
Exploding in Sound+GIMMIE TINITUS+Ipsum Unofficial CMJ Party: Solids, Dirty Dishes, Cold Sweats, Doubting, Thomas Cruise Control, Playboy Manbaby, Dirty Dishes, Nonsense, Magnet School, Strange Wilds, Chomp, Needs, Solids, Crosss

 


 

Dull Tools is all things exciting and yet to be discovered. But hopefully you read this and make the righteous decision to go exploring.

Dental Denial by Beth Israel

Sunday, 10/18 2pm @ Silent Barn
Dull Tools Showcase: Heaven’s Gate, Steep Leans, MPHO, Sneaks, Wall, Final Bloom, Justin Frye, Order of Operations, Future Punx, Pill, Eaters, Beth Israel

 


 

Milk Dick. They played Flower Girl’s album release last month and I fell in love right then and there. With a name like that, how could you not? They’ll be playing alongside some awesome bands Tuesday night. C u there.

Romantic Superstore by Milk Dick

Tuesday, 10/13 7pm @ Muchmore’s
El Goodo #13 CMJ ShowcaseMy Teenage StrideLeft & RightParlor Walls, JUNK BOYS, Milk DickNO ICEThe Meaning Of LifeOxenFree

 


 

Anything from Wharf Cat or Moniker. If I’m ever in a musical rut, I’m bound to find something from one these two labels. Snakehole, from Miami, is my latest find playing the Moniker/Wharf Cat Showcase. Check it.

SNAKEHOLE-EP by SNAKEHOLE

Friday, 10/16 7:30pm @ 7:30pm
Wharf Cat Records, Ramp Local, and The Colonel PresentsErica Eso (Ramp Local album release!), Eartheater (album release!), Eyes of LoveOther BodyFin

Saturday, 10/17 12pm @ Palisades
Moniker Records + Wharf Cat Records CMJ ShowcaseJimmy WhispersSnakehole, ONO, Psychic BloodLazyWALL, and Gel Set

 


 

And now that I’ve shared some things that I’m looking forward to checking out, here’s how I’m attempting to put them all together.

Schedule:

Tuesday, 10/13 7pm @ Muchmore’s
El Goodo #13 CMJ ShowcaseMy Teenage StrideLeft & RightParlor Walls, JUNK BOYS, Milk DickNO ICEThe Meaning Of LifeOxenFree,

Wednesday, 10/14 7pm @ Baby’s All Right
BrooklynVegan, Collect Records & Vinyl Me, Please CMJ Showcase: No Devotion, Foxes In Fiction and Wax Idols.

Wednesday 10/14 7:30 @ Santo’s Party House
NME + PopGun + House Arrest Present CMJ party: Perfect Pussy, Protomartyr, Yung, Seratones, Hooten Tennis Club, Dilly Dally, Downtown Boys, Shopping, Nico Yaryan, Car Seat Headrest, Yak

Thursday, 10/15 4:30pm @ Our Wicked Lady
Noise LoveSugarmama Bk & FlatBox CMJ Showcase: Fruit&FlowersBaby AcidAcid DadSharkmuffinOther BodyThe WendigoDead WavesParlor WallsVomitfaceLODRO

Thursday, 10/15 7:30pm @ The Gutter
A Very Dingus CMJ: Plain DogBen Katzman’s DeGreaserFat HeavenTall JuanVundabarAcid Dad

Friday, 10/16 1pm @ Palisades
Exploding in Sound Records Official CMJ Showcase + Fourth Birthday Party: everyone+your mom (see above playlist)

Saturday, 10/17 12pm @ Palisades
Moniker Records + Wharf Cat Records CMJ ShowcaseJimmy WhispersSnakehole, ONO, Psychic BloodLazyWALL, and Gel Set

Saturday, 10/17 6pm @ Aviv
Exploding in Sound+GIMMIE TINITUS+Ipsum Unofficial CMJ Party: Solids, Dirty Dishes and Cold Sweats, Doubting, Thomas Cruise ControlPlayboy ManbabyDirty DishesNonsenseMagnet SchoolStrange WildsChompNeedsSolidsCrosss :

Sunday, 10/18 2pm @ Silent Barn
Dull Tools Showcase: Heaven’s Gate, Steep Leans, MPHO, Sneaks, Wall, Final Bloom, Justin Frye, Order of Operations, Future Punx, Pill, Eaters, Beth Israel

Sunday, 10/18 3pm @ Palisades
Father/ Daughter x Miscreant CMJ Showcase w/ the whole Miscreant/Father/Daughter Fam.

 

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