Photo: Lazer/Wulf @ The Acheron in New York, October 21, 2014
Ah yes, the first day of the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. First on the agenda, walk from SoHo up to NYU to register and pick up my badge. I never get over the strange juxtaposition of the old, I guess converted, church next to a large 12 storey or so building. Oh New York, you so crazy.
Wondering what to do during the CMJ Music Marathon this week? Look no further! Below is DJ SugarNene's top picks for the best CMJ events happening in New York City this week complete with food for your belly, and rad DJ sets and live music for your ears!
Montreal quartet Heat brought their early 80s NYC style jangle to the CJLO studios to perform live on Hooked on Sonics. Hot off the heels of their debut EP, and already getting a lot of attention - even down south and across the pond - the band posted up in The Oven and performed two songs from the recording as well as two brand spankin' new tunes.
A few days into their first North American tour, Angelica from BVST sat down with Uncle Acid himself, Kevin Starrs, to talk about the perils of the music industry, the price of fame, and 1960s girl bands. Delve into the mind of one of the (previously) most mysterious men in rock, and tune in, turn on and drop some Acid with BVST, this Wednesday, October 22nd at 7pm, only on CJLO 1690AM!
Blue Skies Turn Black, I Love Neon, and yours truly CJLO 1690 AM present the Constantines this Saturday, October 4th at Le Belmont (4483 Saint-Laurent). The band is back after a four-year hiatus, and this is the reunion show to end all reunion shows! Come on out and celebrate the 11th anniversary of their sophomore album, Shine a Light, and get sparkly with special guests Cousins and your friends from CJLO...
Salif Keita, surnommé le rossignol de la musique Mandingue, ou encore la voix d'or d'Afrique, est a la fois Prince, albinos et chanteur. Il a également les mêmes initiales que Soundiata Keita, l'un des héros de l'épopée Mandingue. Cette épopée est chantée par les griots qui sont de cette culture.