CMJ Music Marathon

CMJ Music Marathon

October 13-17, 2015 NYC

 
CMJ is on the big festivals of the year (in our opinion). It gathers artists from all over the world to perform all over NYC. This year’s showcases include artists from Canada, Iceland, England, and much more. CMJ Music Marathon includes many artists we’ve heard of before including Edison, Bets, Her Royal Harness, Empress Of, Laura & Greg, Pity Sex, Potty Mouth, Miya Folick and many others. This year’s preview will try to feature both the artist & showcase (as much as was available at print time).  For info visit www.cmj.com
 

Berklee’s 9th Annual CMJ Music Marathon Showcase

 
Berklee College of Music has had an impact on CMJ. They work with Heavy Rotation Records. We’ve covered their prior showcases that have featured Amy & The Engine and Smoke Season. For info visit www.berklee.edu 
 
Friday October 16, 2015
Boston & Beyond: Berklee’s CMJ Music Marathon Showcase -Carroll Place –
For info visit www.berklee.edu 
 
Berklee College of Music has had an impact on CMJ. The showcase is presented by Café 939, Berklee Alumni Affairs,  Heavy Rotation Records & Vanyaland. We’ve covered their prior showcases that have featured Amy & The Engine and Smoke Season. This year’s featured artists include:
 
Lili N – A Berklee student from Rome who specializes in progressive pop. Her debut single is “Euphoria.” For info visit https://www.facebook.com/IMLILIN/timeline
 
Mar I co – A duo of Marie Lang & Alex Coco.  Lang has studies classical & jazz before coming to the US. They specialize in future pop and their single is “Bridges.” For info visit –http://wearemarco.com
 
Honeysuckle – This folk trio recently played at the Newport Folk Festival and have been touring the Northeast with their new EP Arrows. For info visit www.honeysuckleband.com
 
Saturday October 17, 2015 – Pete’s Candy Store – www.petescandystore.com

Riot Act Media has their official CMJ Happy Hour. We suggest two artists in their line-up:

 
Diet Cig: This duo is Alex Luciano & Noah Bowman. They recently put out a new 7” on Father /Daughter Records. This is a live band to see. Bowman is on drums. Luciano is the wild and insane bouncing around the stage faster & crazier that she may jump into the audience accidentally. For info visit www.facebook.com/dietcigmusic
 
Baeb Rxxth: Nasimiyu Murumba caught our attention a couple of years ago with her solo releases. Now she has hooked up with Devon Craig Johnson to make a synth bass keyboard, drum machine singer-songwriter project that sounds like nothing else. For info visit www.facebook.com/baebrxxth
 

Other Acts to see:

 
Blaire Alise & the Bombshells – This Detroit band is remaking the classic sounds of women’s music from the 50’s & 60’s into their own. They play Grand Victory on Thursday October 15. For info visit http://blairealise.com
 
Cardiknox – Lonnie Angle & Thomas Dutton makes this live duo. Mixing Dutton’s years in the industry with Angle’s signature vocals Cardiknox will grab your attention. They play Left Field on Friday October 16. For info vist http://www.cardiknox.com
 
Cordelia & The Buffalo – A Mexican American producer who mixes tribal music with ethnic flair. They play Rockwood on Saturday October 17. For info visit http://cordeliaandthebuffalo.com
 
Emilie Nicholas – This Norwegian is a vocalist, composer and live musician. She released Like a Warrior in 2014. She plays Rockwood on Friday October 16. For info visit www.emilienicolas.com
 
Glockabelle – She plays casio keyboards & sings in French. In may she released Wolf BBQ. She performs Thursday October 15 at Pete’s Candy Store. For info visit www.glockabelle.com
 
Ham Sandwich – This Irish 5 piece is one of Europe’s best live acts. They are playing multiple CMJ shows including Matchless and ending at Rockwood on Saturday October 17. For info visit http://www.hamsandwichmusic.com
 
Jesus on the Mainline – This 12 piece NYC band has everything from brass to powerful female vocals. They play a combination of covers and originals. They are at Bowery Electric on Tuesday October 13. For info visit http://listentothemainline.com
 
Letters to Nepal – A band from Siberia who records in North Carolina and plays in NYC. This multi genre group incorporates indie and post rock for a different sound. They are playing Matchless on Saturday October 17. For info visit http://letterstonepal.com
 
My Left Tit: This is radical feminist rock & humor. The second we saw the listing for them we knew we would be featuring them. They take on censorship, sexism in an in your face attitude with such songs as “Gay 4 Russia.” For info visit www.mylefttit.com They play The Unicorn on Tuesday October 13, 2015
 
My Bubba – This Swedish & Icelandic duo have wonderful folk harmonies incorporating harp & guitar. They play Rockwood on Friday October 16, 2015 and a couple of other dates. For info visit http://ohmybubba.com
 
Netsuke – This trio from Australia specializes in alt electronic with pop harmonies. They have 2 shows at CMJ including Left Field & The Delancy Upstairs. For info visit http://www.ilovenetsuke.com
 
Valley Queen – Natalie Carol leads this LA band with a combination of soul & folk. They are playing multiple CMJ shows including Friday October 16 at Rockwood. For info visit http://www.valleyqueenmusic.com
 
The Grasping Straws – Mallory Feuer is the voice of this NYC band that brings together blues and grunge in a stark & brilliant way. They are playing the Bitter End on Thursday October 15. For info visit www.thegraspingstraws.com
  
The Henry Millers – This NYC duo of John MacCullum & Katie Schecter combine pop & synth into a nostalgic sound. They play Grand Victory on Thursday October 15, 2015. For info visit http://thehenrymillers.com
 
The Jungle Giants – Fresh off the release of their new album Speakerzoid, This is indie pop rock. The Jungle Giants have multiple CMJ gigs including Rockwood on Friday October 16. For info visit www.thejunglegiants.com
 
Vita and the Woolf  Jennifer Pague’s signature band from Philadelphia is working on a new album called Tunnels. Pague is responsible for Vita and the Woolf, Pink Murder as well as working with many other artists. She has always been an indie artist to listen to. They play Saturday October 17 at Pete’s Cany Store. For info visit http://vitaandthewoolf.com
October 1st, 2015