CMJ Day 2: Jealous Girlfriends | Miles Benjamin Anthony Johnson | Death Vessel

I really liked the small venue carved out inside Webster Hall called The Studio. The sound was pretty good and the space was intimate and well laid out. Got halfway into their showcase tonight and caught The Jealous Girlfriends from Brooklyn. They played a more guitar-driven set live than what’s on record and I enjoyed their vibrant and lush sound. The lead singer sent the set from shoe-gaze pop to grunged out rock songs. I’d see them again.

I was unhappy to have to endure another set from Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson but maybe the band would redeem themselves. Unfortunately he sounded even worse even after taking way too long to set up and ultimately going over his set time. They also did a pretty good job thinning out the crowd waiting to see the next band.

I was very happy to see the full band from Death Vessel set up to close out the night. He’s put out one of the better albums of the year and anxiously waited to see him all night. However because of the late and craptastic set from MBAR they were kicked off the stage after only 2 songs because of the stupid Vice after party. The crowd and I couldn’t believe it. Shitty venue management.