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Kooks Returns To The States

Kooks Returns To The States

August 9, 2011, By

English indie band the Kooks is coming to North America this fall for the first time in three years. The band will release its third …

Goner Fest 8 Releases Official Schedule

Goner Fest 8 Releases Official Schedule

August 9, 2011, By

The lineup has been announced for the eighth annual Goner Fest, taking place September 22-25 in Memphis, TN. Tickets are now on sale via the …

Photos: Crystal Antlers @ Glasslands: August 6, 2011

Photos: Crystal Antlers @ Glasslands: August 6, 2011

August 9, 2011, By

Crystal Antlers played Brooklyn’s Glasslands over the weekend, with support from Balkans, Gary War and Team Robespierre. Photos by Annie Lesser. Were you at …

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park: August 5-7, 2011

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park: August 5-7, 2011

August 9, 2011

by Kelsea Stahler Grant Park was once the site for President Obama’s acceptance speech on election night in 2008, but for three days every August, …

Widowspeak – Widowspeak

Widowspeak – Widowspeak

August 9, 2011, By

Widowspeak’s self-titled debut is a record that will pass right under your nose if you’re not careful. The female-fronted Brooklyn trio’s sound—…

Portugal. The Man’s Van/Trailer Stolen At Lollapalooza

Portugal. The Man’s Van/Trailer Stolen At Lollapalooza

August 8, 2011, By

After playing a rain-soaked set at Lollapalooza last night, psych-rock outfit Portugal. The Man found out that its van and attached trailer of gear were …

Dear Students, CMJ Wants Interns. Sincerely, Current CMJ Intern

Dear Students, CMJ Wants Interns. Sincerely, Current CMJ Intern

August 8, 2011, By

As you might have already seen on our jobs page, CMJ is seeking interns in its New York City office for the fall semester. I’…

Bullion Signs To Young Turks, Announces U.S. Release Of LP

Bullion Signs To Young Turks, Announces U.S. Release Of LP

August 8, 2011, By

Bullion, the digital composer who made a viral splash with his re-imagined version of Pet Sounds, has teamed up with Young Turks to release his …

Photos: Escape 2 NY @ Shinnecock Reservation: August 5-6

Photos: Escape 2 NY @ Shinnecock Reservation: August 5-6

August 8, 2011

Escape 2 NY may have canned its last day, but there was certainly a lot of color in the other two. Photos by Carl Timpone. Day …

Zombies Celebrates 50th Anniversary With North American Tour

Zombies Celebrates 50th Anniversary With North American Tour

August 8, 2011, By

Famed 1960s British rock band the Zombies marks its 50th anniversary with a North American fall tour in support of its latest album, Breathe Out, …

Friendly Fires, Cults, Naked And Famous @ Central Park

Friendly Fires, Cults, Naked And Famous @ Central Park

August 8, 2011

Friendly Fires, Cults, and New Zealand’s the Naked And Famous played Central Park SummerStage over the weekend. Photos by Alix Piorun. Were you at …

MTK Fest Canceled, E2NY’s Final Day Gets Rained Out

MTK Fest Canceled, E2NY’s Final Day Gets Rained Out

August 8, 2011, By

This past Saturday wasn’t kind to the Hamptons “music scene.” First, news came that Music To Know festival, the two-day soiree that was supposed …

Ra Ra Riot @ Prospect Park Bandshell: August 5, 2011

Ra Ra Riot @ Prospect Park Bandshell: August 5, 2011

August 8, 2011

Six-piece outfit Ra Ra Riot played Prospect Park Bandshell on Friday night. Photos by Alix Piorun. Were you at this show? Win a CMJ badge …

Pepper Rabbit – Red Velvet Snow Ball

Pepper Rabbit – Red Velvet Snow Ball

August 8, 2011, By

Red Velvet Snow Ball is a haunting and charming sophomore effort by Xander Singh and Luc Laurent, the guys who make up L.A.-based …

Man Man @ House Of Vans: August 4, 2011

Man Man @ House Of Vans: August 4, 2011

August 5, 2011, By

The demons inside of Man Man must really be clinging to its members’ souls, because a Man Man show is the same exorcism-like event it …

Scholarship-A-Palooza: Lolla Partners With Berklee

Scholarship-A-Palooza: Lolla Partners With Berklee

August 5, 2011, By

Lollapalooza is this weekend in Chicago, and the lineup is awesome. There’s something for everyone, and a huge amount of conflicts that will lead …