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A-Trak @ Webster Hall: January 13, 2012

A-Trak @ Webster Hall: January 13, 2012

January 16, 2012, By

When ’90s mixing wunderkind A-Trak assumed the turntables at 1:35 a.m. on Saturday morning, the floors of Webster Hall were already slick with PBR and …

A$AP Rocky Revamps “Celebration”

A$AP Rocky Revamps “Celebration”

January 16, 2012, By

After recently signing a deal with Sony/RCA, rapper A$AP Rocky has released a new rendition of a track called “Celebration.” The Harlem native, …

Lushlife, Stepkids @ Knitting Factory: January 14, 2012

Lushlife, Stepkids @ Knitting Factory: January 14, 2012

January 16, 2012, By

It’s not every day a rapper claims to be physically exhausted from a 30-day juice fast, but that’s just what Lushlife , aka Philadelphia …

The Summer Sounds Of Air Review

The Summer Sounds Of Air Review2

January 16, 2012, By

  “America’s Son,” one of the latest tracks from Dallas indie folk-pop quintet Air Review, begins with a tinkling, high-pitched beat that is gradually …

Big Pink – Future This

Big Pink – Future This

January 16, 2012, By

From watching the making of Future This on the Big Pink’s Youtube, you can tell that in the process of recording its second album, …

CMJ New Music Report 1230

CMJ New Music Report 1230

January 13, 2012

El Camino Rides To The Top

Blitzen Trapper Announces March Tour, Premieres Video

Blitzen Trapper Announces March Tour, Premieres Video

January 13, 2012, By

  After a brief holiday hiatus from touring, Blitzen Trapper is returning to the U.S. roads with a new run of tour dates and …

Guy Sands (Brooklyn, NY)

Sonicbids Spotlight: Guy Sands (Brooklyn, NY)

January 13, 2012, By

Making magic in Greenpoint

CMJ Exclusive: Mike Acerbo Premieres “Trilby”

CMJ Exclusive: Mike Acerbo Premieres “Trilby”

January 13, 2012, By

Acerbo dips back into his restaurant years for a song of waitresses and betrayal

Matthew Dear – Headcage

Matthew Dear – Headcage

January 13, 2012, By

In my notes on Headcage, I wrote “watery indie nostalgia for the Instagram generation—know what I mean?” I would have cleaned that thought …

Dustin Wong Will Make Music Out Of Your Dreams

Dustin Wong Will Make Music Out Of Your Dreams

January 12, 2012, By

Dustin Wong‘s stretch as the guitarist for the now-retired art rock band Ponytail may have ended, but he’s got some things in the …

Macrock XV: DIY In VA

Macrock XV: DIY In VA

January 12, 2012, By

The annual Macrock music conference is returning to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley this spring on April 6 and 7. For those unfamiliar, Macrock is an annual music …

Grandpa Ashcraft Deems New Delta Spirit “Pretty Good”

Grandpa Ashcraft Deems New Delta Spirit “Pretty Good”

January 12, 2012, By

  It’s no secret that Delta Spirit’s catchy hooks have mass appeal. Therefore, it shouldn’t be surprising that Grandpa Ashcraft digs the …

Tim Harrington Wants To Give You His Art

Tim Harrington Wants To Give You His Art

January 12, 2012, By

  Anyone who’s followed Tim Harrington, lead singer of indie rock band Les Savy Fav, on Twitter over the past two weeks has noticed …

Legendary Rock N’ Roll Photog Mick Rock With Phantogram

CMJ TV: Legendary Rock N’ Roll Photog Mick Rock With Phantogram

January 12, 2012, By

  CMJ speaks with Mick Rock, the man behind rock ‘n’ roll’s iconic images including most of the photos from David Bowie’s Ziggy …

Ernest Gonzales – Natural Traits

Ernest Gonzales – Natural Traits1

January 12, 2012, By

Ernest Gonzales wears many hats. Middle school technology teacher. Record label owner. Husband. Father. Even his music career has more than one side. There’s …