Not To Miss @ CMJ 2014

The CMJ marathon starts today! If you’re as confused as we are about how you’re going to make time for all the great artists this year, consult our list of artists we’re most excited for below. Will we see you there?

So many bands, so little time.
So many bands, so little time.

Repping Cheeseteaks: The PHILADELPHIA CREW
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AMANDA X
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 Moody post-punk from Siltbreeze Records
Catch their set:
Tuesday @ Cameo Gallery, Saturday @ Knitting Factory

DARK BLUE
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– Punk from members of Ceremony, Paint It Black, and Purling Hiss
Catch their set:
Sunday @ Rough Trade

BEACH SLANG

Alt-rock straight out of 1995 from Tiny Engines Records
Catch their set:  Saturday @ Baby’s All Right

PURLING HISS
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–Lyrically poignant punk from Drag City Records
Catch their set: Thursday @ Cake Shop, Friday @ Baby’s All Right


BANDS FROM EVERYWHERE ELSE
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TWEENS

– Cincinnati trash pop trio singin’ about boredom, love, and weed. Listen our live session with them here.

Catch their set: Wednesday @ (the soon-closing) Death By Audio, Thursday and Friday @ Baby’s All Right

DUSKY
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– British house/techno duo
Catch their set: Thursday @ Verboten

MATTHEW DEAR
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Experimental dance pop from Ghostly International
Catch his set: Saturday @ Verboten

ONLY REAL

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– Shoegazy rap from West London
Catch his set: Thursday @ Brooklyn Bazaar;
Thursday @ Rough Trade

FRANKIE COSMOS
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– Fun and sentimental twee pop from NYC
Catch her set: Friday @ Brooklyn Bazaar


VULTURE SHIT
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– Brooklyn sludge punks
Catch their set: Thursday @ Shea Stadium


SLOWDIVE

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–Eighties British shoegaze pioneers return after 20 years of silence
Catch their set: (Sold out!) Thursday @ Terminal 5


THE WYTCHES
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– Psych punk from the UK

Catch their set: Wednesday @ (the soon-closing) Glasslands; Thursday @ Baby’s All RightFriday @ Baby’s All Right

OBN IIIS
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–Garage punk from Austin
Catch their set: Thursday @ Baby’s All Right;
Friday @ Cake Shop


PANEL AND SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS

TODAY:
Ripping off the Band-Aid: Why Feminism Matters in the Music Industry

WEDNESDAY:
The Color of Noise: Amphetamine Reptile Records Documentary with Q&A from director Eric Robel and Haze XXL

THURSDAY:
All Through A Life: Emo’s Revival

& of course, the College Radio Awards!
– Among the nominees for Station of the Year, Promoter of the Year and Best Taste in Music lies Best Community Resource. Check out what we’ve recently done for the Philadelphia community here and vote WKDU!

FRIDAY:
Beautiful Noise: Documentary screening and Q&A with Nick Chaplin and Simon Scott of Slowdive

See you in New York!
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2014 CMJ Nominations are Open!

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Are you a person involved with CMJ/College radio? Do you like us at all? (just a little?) Then consider nominating us for the 2014 awards! Whether it’s “Best use of limited resources,” “Most creative programming,” or “most likely to inappropriately hit on me,” we’ve got to qualify for something that last one, at least.

Additionally, and more excitingly, the 2014 artist line-up for the festival has just been announced, and includes the Wytches, 2:54, Juan Wuaters, Porches, Saint Pepsi, and even GERARD WAY among others!

We’re #stoked.

Gerard

See you there! 

 

Last Official Chart of 2013, 12/2 – 12/9

1 LOS CAMPESINOS! – No Blues
2 DUCKTAILS – Wish Hotel [EP]
3 TENNIS – Small Sound [EP]
4 CULTS – Static
5 ANTHONY GREEN – Young Legs
6 YUCK – Glow And Behold
7 OF MONTREAL – Lousy With Sylvianbriar
8 KING KRULE – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
9 WOODEN SHJIPS – Back To Land
10 BLOOD ORANGE – Cupid Deluxe
11 DR. DOG – B-Room
12 GRINGO STAR – Floating Out To See
13 POLICA – Shulamith
14 WHITE DENIM – Corsicana Lemonade
15 DIANE COFFEE – My Friend Fish
16 HEAD AND THE HEART – Let’s Be Still
17 MARIJUANA DEATHSQUADS – Oh My Sexy Lord
18 MINOR ALPS – Get There
19 PHANTOGRAM – Phantogram [EP]
20 NOBUNNY – Secret Songs: Reflections From The Ear Mirror
21 CASS MCCOMBS – Big Wheel And Others
22 FUZZ – Live In San Francisco
23 SLEIGH BELLS – Bitter Rivals
24 COURTNEY BARNETT – The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas
25 KEVIN DEVINE – Bubblegum
26 NOAH AND THE WHALE – Heart Of Nowhere
27 DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. – The Speed Of Things
28 MOONFACE – Julia With Blue Jeans On
29 HAIM – Days Are Gone
30 RED FANG – Whales And Leeches

Top Played Artists 11/26 – 12/2

1    DUCKTAILS:    Wish Hotel [EP]
2    LOS CAMPESINOS!:    No Blues
3    DR. DOG:    B-Room
4    TENNIS:    Small Sound [EP]
5    KEVIN DEVINE:    Bubblegum
6    OF MONTREAL:    Lousy With Sylvianbriar
7    WHITE DENIM:    Corsicana Lemonade
8    YUCK:    Glow And Behold
9    CULTS:    Static
10    FUZZ:    Fuzz
11    POLICA:    Shulamith
12    WOODEN SHJIPS:    Back To Land
13    DIANE COFFEE:    My Friend Fish
14    COURTNEY BARNETT:   The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas
15    SLEIGH BELLS:    Bitter Rivals
16    NOAH AND THE WHALE:    Heart Of Nowhere
17    BLOOD ORANGE:    Cupid Deluxe
18    PURLING HISS:    Paisley Montage
19    MARIJUANA DEATHSQUADS:    Oh My Sexy Lord
20    NOBUNNY:    Secret Songs: Reflections From The Ear Mirror
21    HEAD AND THE HEART:    Let’s Be Still
22    FLATLINERS:    Dead Language
23    JUANA MOLINA:    Wed 21
24    DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR.:   The Speed Of Things
25    JESSE WOODS:    Get Your Burdens Lifted
26    THOSE DARLINS:    Blur The Line
27    PHANTOGRAM    Phantogram [EP]
28    PARQUET COURTS:    Tally All The Things That You Broke [EP]
29    FRANKIE ROSE:    Herein Wild
30    RED FANG:    Whales And Leeches