• The 2006 CMJ Music Marathon

    14 Nov 2006, 23:39 by rightroundmusic

    [ excerpt from Rachel Frothingham's blog on CMJ 2006 @ rightround.com ]

    If you've seen the list of bands that played at CMJ in New York this year, you know the true meaning of the word "overwhelming." As with SXSW, there were just too many good bands to see - it was a whirlwind of shows and late nights. According to CMJ, more than 1,000 bands played during the five-day event. I managed to catch 27 of them, and it's hard to imagine how I could have seen many more.

    The first day of the show was Halloween, which made everything just a little more interesting. After picking up my badge, looking around the vendor floor, and collecting as much swag as I could stand, I set off with some new friends for the first evening of venue after venue, band after band.

    My original plan was to start with Western States Motel at the Rockwood Music Hall, but traffic was slow and we missed them. However, we did get to see...

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