The CMJ Music Festival is back once again this year and will have hundreds of bands on display all across New York City and Brooklyn from October 16-20.
CBS will be hitting the town every night checking out shows, so make sure you come back everyday as we update you with show recaps, concert photos and the pride and joy of the internet; GIFs.
Kimbra @ Webster Hall
Kimbra sold out her first ever headlining show in New York City when she came to Webster Hall last night (October 19). No longer that “half naked girl with the great voice from that Gotye song,” she assured us the name “Kimbra” won’t be a name we used to know for quite some time.
Miss the show? Here’s our review!
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Lily & The Parlour Tricks @ Sullivan Hall
Lily & The Parlour Tricks headlined Big Picture Media’s CMJ Showcase at Sullivan Hall on October 19th. Utilizing harmonies, a paintbrush wielding guitar player and performing an unreal mashup of Tina Turner’s “I Can’t Stand The Rain” and Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” made Lily and TPTs one of the highlights of CMJ.
Oh, and they’re really nice to look at, too.
Show Lily some love!
Dangerous Ponies @ Sullivan Hall
Don’t be scared, Dangerous Ponies won’t bite. Philly’s finest indie powerpop band bring the DIY spirit that truly encompasses CMJ. They also properly use face paint, which is nice.
[PHOTOS + GIFs] Dangerous Ponies at Sullivan Hall
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The Hollows @ Sullivan Hall
Because boot-stompin’ hoedowns and beer drinkin’ is always a good time. These five multi-instrumentalists get a crowd into a fury every time they take the stage.
[PHOTOS + GIFs] The Hollows at Sullivan Hall
Stalk The Hollows!
Dance For The Dying Livin’ Up Night 1 Of CMJ
Making their way up from D.C., Dance For The Dying brought their Blondie/Cure sound to the basement of Fat Baby, armed with balloons filled with glitter. And you can’t say no to a girl with a keytar.
Get all up in Dance For The Dying’s bizness!
Ben Gibbard’s Invite Only Record Release Show
It’s been twelve years since Ben Gibbard performed at CMJ, having first played at Brownies in 2000. More than a decade later, Gibbard returns to the renamed HiFi Bar for his Former Lives record release show in front of an invite only crowd.
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