More than the challenge of trying to see all the bands you want to see in any given night at the CMJ Music Marathon, we all went into tonight knowing we’d be dealing with the rain on this Wednesday night.
Starting out the night at The Bowery Ballroom to check out Motopony who were on the same early bill, where Viva Brother were headlining. These two bands are currently touring together as well. The Seattle, WA band put on a great set, highlighted by the intense stage presence of lead singer Daniel Blue. Their self-titled debut album is out now. Watch for them to hit the road with Company Of Thieves and any other shows by going to their website. This is a good time to plug Company Of Thieves if you’d like to check out their Last.fm Discover Summer Session right here. Motopony has also toured with the legend himself, Daniel Johnston! They’ve also done dates with another band who have done a session at our studio, Sam Roberts Band. See that session here. We realized if we were going to make it over to The Mercury Lounge to see the next show on our list, We’d have to leave soon. But first, a quick hello to the guys in Viva Brother, who also did a Discover session, and a chat with club manager Frank Bango. We walk out of the club, and luckily the rain is not too heavy. Off to The Mercury Lounge it is!
Read more: Night #2 At CMJ 2011: Motopony, We Were Promised Jetpacks & The Wombats Review & Photo Galleries HERE