CMJ 2010, day one.


I admit I felt a bit of a head-rush when I walked over the Judson Memorial Church yesterday to pick up my badge. This is where it all begins, I thought to myself.

Judson Memorial Church (Photo Wall Gobetz)

There’s just something about seeing that flash of a badge hanging around someone’s neck (or more inconspicuously –  out of their  bag or pocket) that makes me smile. Here it is folks. A week of music, movies (if you’ve got the time), free beer, strategically mapped out subway trips, over-caffeination, sleep deprivation, and camraderie.

Though I was technically on the clock yesterday, I did manage to at least pick up my badge and see one short set before resuming work.

All day, I carried a handheld audio recorder with me to pick up some of the sounds. It was my intention to splice together a little representation of my day when I got home last night, but that of course didn’t happen. (It was late, I have work, and I had to figure out tonight’s schedule. You know how it is.) Hopefully I’ll have that coming at you soon enough.

To briefly bring you up to speed, here’s who I’ve managed to see so far:
Alcoholic Faith Mission – The Living Room… a Danish outfit with nice instrumentation and earnest vocals
Oh Lands – Music Hall of Williamsburg… another Danish artist – this time much more dramatic and dancey (a fun live act)
Screaming Females – Brooklyn Bowl… not normally my bag, but a good time
DOM – BB… meh
Yo La Tengo – BB… one of those bands you just kind of have to see. There were good moments, but the sound sucked for much of the show.

I attempted to see Dent May to cap off the evening, but upon learning that Glasslands was far behind schedule, I decided to bail.

Until then, get a load of Oh Lands.

A more detailed review should be up on Brooklyn Vegan soon.


1 Response to “CMJ 2010, day one.”

  1. 1 matt November 30, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    makes me want to drink alchoholic beverages

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"He considered music a liberating force: it liberated him from loneliness, introversion, the dust of the library; it opened the door of his body and allowed his soul to step out into the world to make friends."

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