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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sibs Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Set to Break Out; Easy to Buy into Cellars

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.01.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

You love them. You hate them. Sometimes those feelings can turn on a dime. I have no idea what that expression means by the way. I've used it a ton of...

Brooklyn's Fort Lean Cultivates Strange Utopia with Quiet Day

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Ever wonder about the mysterious world your brain travels to when you start to daydream without notice, or when you experience that dreamlike, transcendental state that briefly occurs before you jolt up in a slightly confused haze?

What to Expect From Wray

Johnny Nevin | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Johnny Nevin

Wray is a three-piece band out of Birmingham whose album is a driving but dreamlike adventure through the collective musical imagination of David Brown, David Swatzell, and Blake Wimberly.

Homoground Is Throwing the First Queer CMJ Showcase Ever

Brett Gleason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brett Gleason

I approached Homoground founder Lynn Casper over the summer to help fill the gap in what I saw was a lack of LGBTQ representation in what's always been such a great week to check out new artists.

Besson's Lucy & The Abrogation of The Pandora, Eve Myths + Guardians of The Galaxy = $1B + An Early Guess On the Best Original Song Oscar-Winner (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Perhaps Lucy's most intriguing theme is that of Feminine stewardship of Knowledge in the face of crisis for a world too-far-gone. Plus, Groot is the n...

Welcome to the Pity Party

Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux | Posted 02.11.2014 | Black Voices
Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux

I suppose one should always aim to do the work that they're most passionate about. But when you're an overachiever like me, in an arena where your wor...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Join the Kopecky Family, Say goodbyemotel, and 'Cringe' with The Cringe

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

There's, of course, a bitch of a storm named Sandy who is still causing problems on the East Coast. But, I'd rather not focus on the former or the latter. And since Hurricane Sandy has screwed up so many lives, I'd rather focus on music because, you know, it has a healing power like nothing else.

Tats, Beats and Rhymes: Interview With Sasha Go Hard

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 12.28.2012 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

Meet Sasha Go Hard, Chi-town's fresh faced, sweet smiling, hard rhyming MC. Her mix tape has introduced the scene to a rising young artist whose infectious rhymes combine playfulness and tough talk.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Exclusive CMJ Sessions With Teen Commandments, Brick + Mortar, and Luther in Brooklyn

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman


A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Get 'Close' With Butch Walker and Do "Cocaine" With DAMNDOGS

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.22.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Does anyone remember that old skit on In Living Color about the Jamaican family whose members continually try to one-up each other by namedropping how many jobs they have? Of course you do.

Ava Luna Plays Glasslands For CMJ

Turnstyle | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home

Photo Credit: Seher Sikandar/Turnstyle News See a photo gallery of Ava Luna's CMJ showcase on Turnstyle>> By: Seher Sikandar Here's a band that is g...

Why the South Won (the CMJ Music Marathon, That Is)

Marissa Moss | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home
Marissa Moss

Last week in NYC, amidst the 15-minute sets of guitar fuzz and vocals sometimes indecipherable from keyboard wahs, at times, the "CM" in CMJ could have stood for Country Music.

Gallery: Hindi Zahra Plays Hiro Ballroom for CMJ

Turnstyle | Posted 12.21.2011 | Entertainment

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

What To Do This Weekend In New York

Posted 12.21.2011 | New York

A four-legged cute-a-thon, outdoor sleepover, and delectable soup tasting are enough reasons to be outside for the weekend's beautiful fall weather he...

A Guide To The CMJ Music Marathon | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York

With 900-some bands playing this year's Music Marathon, you are never going to see all of them. Or even half of them. Or even a quarter of them. But 2...

Pitchfork Planning New York Festival

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

Pitchfork is planning to take on the New York music scene with a CMJ-esque festival in February 2012. The online music publication has teamed up with ...

The 9 Best College Radio Stations

The Huffington Post | Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Saturday marked the wrap-up of this year's College Music Journal Music Marathon and Film Festival -- an event that packed venues large and small with ...

In Search of LA: Music -- A Coming Attraction: Nightmare & The Cat (Photo)

Jim Stevenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Stevenson

When they first appear on stage, this new L.A. band would seem to have a lot working against them.

10 Bands to See at CMJ

Mara Siegler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mara Siegler

With a roster of over 1,200 artists and venues spread throughout New York City, seeing everything you want can be overwhelming, if not impossible. However, there are a few shows guaranteed to be worth checking out.

Meet Rising Alt-Country Singer Addie Brownlee

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

"You walk east and I walk west, eventually we will meet, if not in this lifetime then the next..." lyrics this strong do not just come from sitting at a table with a pen and pad.