San Cisco – Photo by Amanda Stockwell

Champion’s CMJ Music Marathon Showcase at the Bowery Ballroom earlier this year boasted headliners Local Natives and SKATERS, but the three bands that played prior definitely deserve some shine. We had the opportunity to sit down with Australian pop band San Cisco, SoCal indie brothers Pacific Air and Minnesota’s Solid Gold.
If you weren’t able to make it to one of the marathon’s highlighted showcases, now’s your chance to check out their live performances and what all three bands had to say about how they came together and what it’s like to play CMJ for the first time.

San Cisco

Solid Gold

Pacific Air