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CMJ 2012

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

my scheduled chaos here.
http://doublehalo.com/music/cmj2012.html

doublehalo will be taking a break

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

no postings for the time being.

Guided By Voices @ Maxwell’s

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Seeing Guided By Voices in such an intimate setting reminded me of the times I saw them in shit holes back in Dayton. The venue and energy in the crowd better captured the essence of this band. These guys just plain rock and tonight was no exception. They played a 46 song setlist for almost 3 hours. The beer and liquor was flowing onstage and in the crowd and as Rob got sloppier onstage it became more intense and raw. Sad to see this GBV lineup close up shop once again. Some great videos here.

Over the Neptune / Mesh Gear Fox
#2 in the Model Home Series
Echos Myron
Break Even
Shocker in Gloomtown
Tractor Rape Chain
Expecting Brainchild
Pimple Zoo
Closer You Are
Sad If I Lost It
A Good Flying Bird
My Valuable Hunting Knife
Cut-Out Witch
Buzzards and Dreadful Crows
Striped White Jets
Kicker of Elves
Gold Star for Robot Boy
Wondering Boy Poet
Awful Bliss
14 Cheerleader Coldfront
Watch Me Jumpstart
Melted Pat
Atom Eyes
Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
Queen of Cans and Jars
Game of Pricks
Gleemer
Johnny Appleseed
Weed King
Exit Flagger
My Son Cool
Unleashed! The Large-Hearted Boy
Motor Away
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Squirmish Frontal Room
Lethargy
Dodging Invisible Rays
Bright Paper Werewolves
Smothered in Hugs
Postal Blowfish
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Jar of Cardinals
Quality of Armor
I Am A Scientist
A Salty Salute
Matter Eater Lad
Some Drilling Implied
Don’t Stop Now

Delorean @ Bowery Ballroom

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

I missed Tanlines open up but I assume they were great as the previous shows were loads of fun. Delorean‘s album Subiza has been the perfect summer album. Its a set of tunes to say goodnight to a hot summer day. However tonight the chillfest album was kicked into high gear as the crowd enthusiastically clapped, jumped and danced throughout the night. The band played their very lush dance pop and the show turned into a great dance party. There was even some crowd surfing.

http://www.myspace.com/delorean

Running with the Wolves…

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Sometimes things are so connected that it’s hard not to see the signs. Sometimes you remember that song or that place, or that feeling  that   just   isn’t   there     anymore…. Not knowing that life could change or ever be the same. And then it does. Sometimes you meet that person that was to cross your path just at the exact moment you were supposed to. Sometimes we are so close that we don’t even realize that we are exactly where we are supposed to be. right now. right here. Sometimes you wake up and realize that the present changes the past. There’s so much energy here, it’s overwhelming.

CMJ: Day 3: Lissie @ Hiro Ballroom | First AId Kit @ Rockwood Music Hall

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Lissie

Lissie

First Aid Kit

Lissie was the only show that I had advanced tickets for, as I was not going to miss a chance to catch this incredible singer song writer. Dylan Leblanc opened up for her and he was boring and awful.

I’ve been talking about Lissie as of last year and this musician from Rock Island Illinois has been gaining lots of deserved adulation. Recovering from damaged vocal chords, she still came out to play for a sold out CMJ crowd. Right from the first song you can tell you were experiencing something special. She sings from the heart and you can’t help become emotionally connected to her onstage. Her voice is just incredible and her songs live were more than amazing. I was truly in awe after the show. It’s been awhile since I’ve been floored by an artist at CMJ but she was easily the highlight of many many years of marathoning. We were singing and humming along to her songs for several hours after.

Although I could have been content to end my night on such a high note, we were able to catch the buzzy First Aid Kit. This duo from Sweden sings very simple yet beautiful songs. The melodies are nice and they harmonize perfectly. The place was packed and by the end I was hooked, especially after their cover of Fleet Foxes “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song”.  They stepped away from their microphones to sing a song to a surprisingly silent crowd. Check it out here.

http://www.lissie.com/
http://www.myspace.com/thisisfirstaidkit

my CMJ photos.