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Sampha, James Blake, Black Milk and more!
The visuals that got us talking this year (in alphabetical order)
An A to Z of bands you'll need to see
From Bishop to Preatures and everything in beTWEENS
Featuring Courtney Barnett, Tigertown , ASTR, TEEN and more
Warble your way to the dancefloor
A buffet for the global gourmand
Here are the albums we're looking forward to hearing before this year is over
Started from the bottom now we're half-way here
CMJ's list of the year's best albums so far
Listen to a playlist of some of CMJ's favorite tracks at the half-year point
Matt McDonald, CMJ's showcase booker, spills the juicy secrets
"If you’re looking for a healthy dose of reality, it’s a good place to look."
"Philly doesn't mess around."
Absurdly named pubs and summer hangs
Old and new noise and the best burgers in Bangkok
Good hair, good tunes and a restaurant endorsement deal, hopefully
Foul friends, house parties and... Wawa
House music and crepes in the Motor City
Craft beers, gyros and converted warehouses
"It’s a great place to meet friends, or to drink alone and cry."
Congratulations to all involved!
Day Creeper, Kerouac and craft beer
Cajun music, gravy fries and Hart Fortenbery's party barge
From Norway's most washed-out fuzz-pop quintet
Plus tour dates
Share your CMJ stories with us, and we'll share right back
<cite>Shibboleth</cite> out now on Sad Cactus
<cite>Build A Boat To The Sun</cite> is out now
<cite>Ocean's Daughter</cite> officially arrives on August 21
<cite>My Survival</cite> arises Septmeber 15
<cite>Beach Music</cite> rolls in on October 9
<cite>Beverly Hells</cite> EP out August 28; tour to follow
Plus new tour dates
<cite>Imago</cite> floats off on August 21
Not just nostalgia
A beautiful disaster
"Side project" no more
San Francisco's indie show of the summer
"MSG is for hockey and Billy Joel. You guys belong in the theater."
...and David Byrne too
Bourbon, tears, rain or shine
Bad leg, Bad Brains, good show
Patience pays off
Keeping the peace all weekend long
"What can you really do with a beard?"
"We're a real band now...kind of."
There are big things in store for Kodaline. So big that they can't announce them yet.
Living the Woody Allen dream
We catch up with the duo at DC's Black Cat
Talking electronic music, drumming and nerdy stage set-ups
"Please, sign my buttcheeks!"
Battling demons with a pedal steel
'Soft Will' is out now
Walking a fine avant-garde line
Buy one badge, get one free before December 31
Do we have any questions?
Words from the wise
King Dude, Heliotropes, Yuck and other not yucky acts to see
Dismemberment Plan, HAERTS, Saint Vitus and more
The digital revolution and a dark maze to metal's soul
Speedy Ortiz, Traumahelikopter, Spaceships and more
On today's docket: urban alternative, music placement and much more
Courtney Barnett, U.S. Girls and some guys too!
The challenges of indie label life, plus, how many pairs of underwear to pack when you go on tour
Fests, videos and doing it in the bedroom. Ooh baby!
The Bongos, Sondre Lerche, Kelela, and some other punks