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Long overdue on these cmj snaps from the RQ x MME show at Shea Stadium. Revel in the October vibessss.
Pigeons/Fluffy Lumbers/Ecstatic Sunshine/Street Chant/Family Portrait/Andrew Cedermark
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If there was ever a week to drain your bank account on drinks and live music, this is it. Thanks to the CMJ Music Festival hundreds of bands are in town and really, really eager to make some fans. MME’s recommendations of best shows to see are below. I’m including official and unofficial shows on the list, because there really is no difference.
Off means official and you can use your badge. If there’s no Off, you’ll either have to pay a nominal door charge, or it’s a free show.
Micro-Pixel-Rites presents Dent May, Steve Gunn, Spectre Folk, Woodsman and tooth ache. at Glasslands, doors at 830 (Off)
Friendship Bracelet and Rose Quartz presents Gary War, Big Troubles, Total Slacker, Greatest Hits, Tonstartssbandht and Woodsman at Bruar Falls. 7
Group Tighener/ Acephale present How to Dress Well, Small Black, Dead Gaze, Porcelain Raft, Nude Beach, Secret Colors
Mog Presents Yo La Tengo, DOM, Screaming Females at Brooklyn Bowl, 7 (Off)
Ground Control Touring presents Jenny and Johnny, Wild Nothing, Times New Viking, Happy Birthday, La Sera at Irving Plaza, 8 (Off)
Chocolate Bobka presents a Not CMJ Show
Terrorbird presents Marnie Stern, Baths, Revolver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Kyle Andrews, Botany, Dark Dark Dark, Prince Rama, Kordan at Cake Shop, noon.
Free Williamsburg/ Stadiums and Shrines presents Pujol, Blackbird Blackbird, Foxes in Fiction, Awesome Tapes from Africa and more at Glasslands, 6
I Guess I’m Floating / Lefse Records present Houses, Candy Claws, Young Prisms, Tape Deck Mountain, Wise Blood, Sunglasses, Keepaway, A Classic Education, Dominant Legs at The Delancey, 6 (Off)
Stereo-Gun presents All Night Long w/ Wild Nothing, Tamaryn, Diamond Rings and more at Santos Party House, 7
NNA Tapes presents Driphouse, Thought Broadcast, Tooth Ache., Lawrence Welks and Our Bear to Cross, Toby Aronson at Silent Barn, 8
I Guess I’m Floating presents Floating Fest w/ Baths, Pepper Rabbit, Oberhofer, Teen Daze, Young Man, Beach Fossils, Violens, Foxes In Fiction, Class Actress, Blackbird Blackbird, MillionYoung, Viernes, Young The Giant, Coolrunnings at Pianos, noon
Carpark / Paw Tracks presents Dent May, Prince Rama, Cloud Nothings, EAR PWR, Light Pollution, DJ Carpark, Deakin, Avey Tare (DJ set), Excepter at Cake Shop, 8 (Off)
Chapter Music/Underwater Peoples presents La Big Vic, Andrew Cedermark, Air Waves, Guy Blackman, Fabulous Diamonds, The Crayon Fields at Glasslands, 8 (Off)
Kanine Records / Gorilla vs Bear/ Forest Family Records / Father Daughter Records present Cults, Tennis, Marnie Stern, Eternal Summers, Young Prisms, Family Trees, Dent May at Live at the Pyramids, 8
Hardly Art present Xray Eyeballs, Woven Bones, Golden Triangle, Fergus & Geronimo, Circle Pit, La Sera at Shea Stadium, 8
IMPOSITION curated with the FMLY w/ Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, Birthdays, Truman Peyote, Blissed Out and more at The Woods, noonish
Rose Quartz x MME presents Andrew Cedermark, Family Portrait, Street Chant, Ecstatic Sunshine, Fluffy Lumbers, Pigeons and Nude Beach at Shea Stadium, 8
Altered Zones presents Greatest Hits, Woven Bones, Teen Inc., Prince Rama, Excepter, John Maus, How To Dress Well (DJ set) at Death by Audio, 8
Kanine / WaoWao / The Music Slut / Insound presents Grooms, We Are Country Mice, Eternal Summers, Young Prisms, Braids, Pepper Rabbit, Viernes, Dream Diary, Dinowalrus at Cake Shop, 6 (Off)
Capeshok/Inflated presents Frankie Rose & The Outs, Woven Bones, Eternal Summers, Big Troubles, Flight, Rooftop Vigilantes, Oberhofer, Pregnant, Sweet Bulbs, Mathemagic, Dead Gaze, Shrag, Brian at Bruar Falls, 2
IMPOSITION curated with Art Fag and Zoo Records w/ Coasting, Cloud Nothings, No Joy, Woven Bones and more at Don Pedro’s, 8
Pop Gun presents Baths, Dominant Legs, Teen Daze, Porcelain Raft, Mon Khmer, Jaill at Glasslands, 8 $5 off with RSVP
Matt Papich at the Market Hotel, circa 2008.
Ecstatic Sunshine has been on the experimental music radar for years, beeping and blipping and moving in and out of focus and frequency all the while. Last winter I sat down with Matt Papich and he said he was interested in “sound’s ability to sculpt space” and “affect the environment” where music is being played. Well, this Friday night at the Rose Quartz x MME Unofficial CMJ Showcase we can all find out exactly what happens when Papich sculpts space and alters environments with sound.
Papich tours Europe quite frequently and sent over a recording of the song “Faceplant,” recorded live in Katowice, Poland earlier this year. Check it out in ANTICIPATION.
Ecstatic Sunshine: Faceplant (Live in Katowice, Poland)
Getting emails from Matt at Funny/ Not Funny Records always brightens my day. The label puts out the best of the halfway-Southern indie genre, and today they posted a free Fall Mix for stream/download on their site. “13 new tracks from the F/NF past, present, and future family!”
Cedermark happens to be playing the Rose Quartz x Microphone Memory Emotion Showcase a week from today, that’s next Friday, Oct. 22 at Shea Stadium. It’s going to be a righteous jam of a night, get pumped with this gorgeously aching track, “Why We Exist.” Reason: To listen to music…
Andrew Cedermark: Why We Exist
Dent May- Because you know what music you like, but you don’t know much about Mississippi (except how to spell it).
Steve Gunn- An intoxicating guitar song is as necessary as water.
Spectre Folk- Pete Nolan. Pete Meehan. Steve Shelley. A pretty and twisted racket…
Woodsman- Get foggy!
tooth ache.- Intricate soundscapes from a Vermont solo star.
TASTES to whet your appetite…
Dent May: Eastover Wives
tooth ache.: Skin
Also previously posted: “Mr. Franklin” by Steve Gunn.
Here’s a demo version of the great Family Portrait song, “Glide Part 1,” a song set to appear on the band’s upcoming LP on Underwater Peoples. Evan J. Brody’s wailing vocals are present, of course, and so is a pretty tambourine line. Press play and live out the rest of your Thursday harmoniously.
The band’s been playing this song live for a little bit– if you haven’t heard it you’ve got a few chances next week! Family Portrait plays the Rose Quartz x Microphone Memory Emotion Unofficial CMJ Showcase on Friday, Oct. 22 at Shea Stadium. Flyer below.
Family Portrait: Glide Part 1 (demo)
Dutch Treat, McDonald’s at Don Pedro’s, 8ish
Deerhoof, Father Murphy at Le Poisson Rouge, 8
The Thermals, Cymbals Eat Guitars, So Cow at Irving Plaza, 7
Rum DMT, Woodsman, La Big Vic, Night Manager, Birthdays at Shea Stadium, 9
Daniel Francis Doyle, Fiasco, Bird Names, Dinowalrus, Cavex at Death by Audio, 8ish
Dungen, The Entrance Band at Knitting Factory, 9:30 (and Friday)
Lightning Bolt, Dan Deacon Ensemble, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone at the Ridgewood Temple, 8ish
Parts and Labor, Shy Child, Bunnies, Adult Themes at Glasslands, 9
King Khan & The Shrines, Gentleman Jesse & His Men, Golden Triangle at Santos Party House, 7ish
Dead Kennedys at Irving Plaza, 7
Deerhunter, Real Estate, Casino Versus Japan at Webster Hall, 6
Magik Markers, Iyes, Steve Gunn & Johnny Truscinski at Shea Stadium, 8
Weekends, Web Dating, Data Dog, Antimagic, Mala Strana at Coco66, 8
Turbo Fruits, Liquor Store, Pujol, Dream Diary at Death by Audio, 8
King Khan & The Shrines, Gentleman Jesse & His Men, Live Fast Die at the Bell House, 8
Beach Fossils at Brooklyn Bowl, 8, FREE
Widowspeak, Sweet Bulbs, MINKS, Total Slacker, X-Ray Eyeballs at Death by Audio, 8
Thanks to Tom at The Great Pumpkin for giving me this video to post. I missed the Group Tightener party where this video was shot and luckily this great Dead Gaze video helps to fill that void a little bit. Furlow is an aggressive guitar player and his vocals, both here and on tape, are layered in reverb, adding depth to an already thick sound. Even as a two-piece Furlow makes a mess in your ears.
Cole Furlow will be in NYC for CMJ and is also playing an MME/ Pop Gun show at Glasslands on Nov. 12 with Blank Dogs (album release), Velvet Davenport and Swimsuit. BE THERE and get tickets here.
Check out a track from the new Firetalk 7″ from Dead Gaze.
Dead Gaze: Take Me Home or I Die Alone
The bee is the pollinator. The flower is so pretty. The butterfly came from a nasty coffin that was actually its beginning and not its end. What is the crazy but simple process of reproduction, growth, life? Ask your self that question and the only answer you’ll get, while watching this video, will sound like a comforting “hey yo” that buzzes and bounces around inside.
Woodsman video for “When the Morning Comes” …
Woodsman plays Micro-Pixel-Rites Official CMJ Showcase on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Glasslands. Doors at 830.
Dent May// Steve Gunn// Spectre Folk// Woodsman// tooth ache.
Woodsman: When the Morning Comes