CMJ 2008 Photos


It was an exhausting week, but CMJ featured some really fun bands and I thoroughly enjoyed MOST of them. Here are a few of my favorite pics (NOT necessarily bands I enjoyed):

21 October 2008:

Amazing Baby at the Annex
Amazing Baby at The Annex, NY

Amazing Baby at The Annex, NY Remember that 80’s song...I’ve gotta feelin’ Obama’s watchin’ me.
What?  That’s not how the song goes???

Violens at The Annex Violens at The Annex, NY

Violens at The Annex, NYI can NOT wait for the full length album.  If it’s already out, please let me know.  Or I will get violens with you.  Haha!  I am LAME! (Laughing At Me)

Cut Off Your Hands at The Delancey

Cut Off Your Hands at The Delancey, NY
Cut Off Your Hands at The Delancey, NY

Cut Off Your Hands at The Delancey, NYI have a huge bruise on my foot because of this guy!
“Oh girl…”

22 October 2008:

BOWERY BALLROOM

Nickel Eye (featuring Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes)

Nickel Eye (Featuring Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes) at MusicDude has not aged in over 7 years.  Dude does NOT have any wrinkles…WTF?!!!

Nickel Eye (Featuring Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes) at MusicAssisted on bass by Joel Cadbury of South

Ki:Theory
Ki:Theory at Music Hall of Williamsburg, BKLYNNo comment.

The Whip

The Whip at Music Hall of Williamsburg, BKLYN And yes…the crowd started to dance…finally!

Thinking of a tasteless Manchester joke my friend made, but will NOT repeat it.

Late of the Pier
Late of the Pier at Music Hall of Williamsburg, BKLYN

Late of the Pier at Music Hall of Williamsburg, BKLYN

Late of the Pier at Music Hall of Williamsburg, BKLYN

Late of the Pier at Music Hall of Williamsburg, BKLYN

Late of the Pier at Music Hall of Williamsburg, BKLYN

Late of the Pier at Music Hall of Williamsburg, BKLYN

I’m lovin’ it…NOOOOO not the McDonald’s commercial silly!
23 October 2008:
BOWERY BALLROOM

Company of Thieves
Company of Thieves at Bowery Ballroom

Company of Thieves at Bowery BallroomGreat voice, but I suspect she was a theatre major.  YES…I spelled it with an “re“.

Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae at Bowery Ballroom


Janelle Monae at Bowery Ballroom

Janelle Monae at Bowery Ballroom I forgot what the name of the song was during these 4 images above, but the room went absolutely silent.  It was amazing.  She was brilliant.

Chester FrenchChester French at Bowery Ballroom

Scouting For Girls
Scouting for Girls at Bowery Ballroom

Scouting for Girls at Bowery Ballroom
Air Traffic, Scouting For Girls, I get them both mixed up.  Their songs are so similar in style.  This is Scouting for Girls. 

Delays
Delays at Bowery Ballroom

Delays at Bowery Ballroom Hooray for Delays!  It’s been ages! Delays at Bowery BallroomAnd youthought I was going to say “it’s been a long time coming”.  That would be too obvious.

25 October 2008:

Fanfarlo at Fat Baby
Fanfarlo at Fat Baby, NYC

Pretty good stuff from the UK, Belgium, and Sweden.  I don’t really know Arcade Fire stuff, so  judge for yourself.


Vivian Girls at Bowery Ballroom
Vivian Girls at Bowery Ballroom, NYC

Vivian Girls at Bowery Ballroom, NYC
The guitarist and drummer harmonized well.  I didn’t think the bassist did a very good job with the harmonies.  She was a bit off key.
I thought they performed better this time than at the Seaport show.

So I didn’t get to see all the bands I wanted to see, and I didn’t post all the shows I shot, but these are some of my favorites.  A couple of other bands I thought were really good:  Marching Band from Sweden, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart…SHIT!  I wish I posted up pics of them.

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