The CMJ 2012 Showcase You Can’t Miss: Saturday Oct. 20

October 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

We’ve finally made it. (You made it too, right?) Here’s what the last day of this year’s CMJ is looking like:

Saturday’s CMJ 2012 Must-See Showcase:

With everyone ambushing the finish line, the trend during the only weekend day of this festival is head starts. Of the afternoon events there are two setting a competitive tone early.

One of them creates its own contest: Brooklyn Vegan’s not-CMJ party at Public Assembly will have two different stages sporting divergent voices, like astral R&B showman Miguel, « Read the rest of this entry »

The CMJ 2012 Showcase You Can’t Miss: Friday Oct. 19

October 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

HASH is forecasting the indie maelstrom descending upon New York, which will mostly be called ‘CMJ 2012‘. (For the entire schedule, click here.) Check in with us every morning for a preview of the next day’s must-attend showcase, plus what we’re calling that one wild card performance you absolutely cannot afford to miss.

Friday’s CMJ 2012 Must-See Showcase:

Wild Nothing and The Antlers are two outfits swaddling beleaguered lyrics with glimmering, often beautiful externals. Both will play and stream sets from CMJ Union this afternoon. In the evening, the Gramercy Theatre boasts the formidable hip-hop lineup straddling lyrical attacks and generations: Ghostface Killah, the « Read the rest of this entry »

The CMJ 2012 Showcase You Can’t Miss: Thursday Oct. 18

October 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

HASH is forecasting the indie maelstrom descending upon New York, which will mostly be called ‘CMJ 2012‘. (For the entire schedule, click here.) Check in with us every morning for a preview of the next day’s must-attend showcase, plus what we’re calling that one wild card performance you absolutely cannot afford to miss.

Thursday’s CMJ 2012 Must-See Showcase:

In past years you could hang your hat on there being a trumpeted, somehow-CMJ-tethered event that seemed too big to have any business in the muck (Arcade Fire at Madison Square Garden, anyone?) This year’s semi-grand CMJ happening is less obvious. To some, it might be scheduled « Read the rest of this entry »

The CMJ 2012 Showcase You Can’t Miss: Wednesday Oct. 17

October 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

HASH is forecasting the indie maelstrom descending upon New York, which will mostly be called ‘CMJ 2012‘. (For the entire schedule, click here.) Check in with us every morning for a preview of the next day’s must-attend showcase, plus what we’re calling that one wild card performance you absolutely cannot afford to miss.


Wednesday’s CMJ 2012 Must-See Showcase:

The hands-down destination for Day 2 is NPR’s showcase, being held at Le Poisson Rouge and featuring a melange of clamor and the serene: The Bleecker St. cabaret will play host to Stephen Ellis, that cosmically nomadic producer known as Flying Lotus, whose new album « Read the rest of this entry »

The CMJ 2012 Showcase You Can’t Miss: Tuesday Oct. 16

October 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

As promised, HASH is forecasting the indie maelstrom descending upon New York, which will mostly be called ‘CMJ 2012

We’ll again be previewing and reviewing some of this year’s festival highlights. (For the entire schedule, click here.) Check in with us right here each day this week for a preview of the next day’s must-attend showcase, as well as what we’re calling that one wild card performance you absolutely cannot afford to miss. Let’s kick things off:


Tuesday’s CMJ 2012 Must-See Showcase: 

There are a pair of variable indie sets up for grabs, both at Bowery Ballroom (highlighted by Mountain Goats, and the emerging gospel whisperer-cum-bandleader Matthew E White) « Read the rest of this entry »

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