We don’t really deal with a lot of schedule news, but we’re getting inundated with College Music Journal (CMJ) Marathon material. So we’re summing what we have for schedules and news, because we like some of these places, venues, and artists. We will not attend the marathon, but maybe YOU can.
Earlier today, NPR posted a mix of artists developed from a poll of 10 college radio stations. You can check out their recommended bands and download the podcast here.
Paper Records Official CMJ Showcase
Over a short amount of time, Paper Garden Records has developed a nice stable of artists. In the past year or so, they’ve released very good to excellent albums from The City and Horses, Conveyor, Dad Rocks!, Eli Mardock, Fierce Creatures, Little Tybee, Natureboy, Pree and Team Genius among others. Check out their CMJ Sampler, which includes several free downloads. Support their artists.
Other Showcases and Show Info:
The Deli Magazine CMJ Showcase:
(includes Foxygen, Young Magic, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Blonds, Wildlife Control, Snowmine, EndAnd, Ava Luna, Mac DeMarco, Dynasty Electric, You Bred Raptors, and more)
Sounds Australia/Aussie Barbeque: There are a ton of Aussie bands playing in NYC during CMJ. This list includes: Big Scary ; Flume ; Emma Louise ; San Cisco ; Winter People ; Strange Talk ; Gold Fields ; Jinja Safari & lots more. Check the schedule for Aussie acts here.
Cascine & Ghostly Int’l Showcase (October 17 at Le Baron): An exclusive event that features special performances by artists from labels Cascine and Ghostly International. There are a limited number of tickets being sold in advance. Buyers will receive a Matthew Dear Slowdance EP and a Cascine Standouts compilation CD. The first 50 CMJ badges will be allowed entry. Performance by Jensen Sportag, Michna, Chad Valley, Choir of Young Believers, Erika Spring, Selebrities, Rush Midnight, and Heathered Pearls.
Cascine Standouts Stream:
We’re already inundated with artist submissions for CMJ, and we’ll continue to feature those we like in our Morning Mail series.