The legendary CMJ Music Marathon is set to take over New York City for five non-stop days from October 16-20th. In addition to concerts, attendees also can take part in panels, seminars, Q&As, parties, meet and greets and more.
Every year music writers, industry folk, upcoming bands and music super-fans flock to over 80 venues in the city to check out the latest, greatest and newest in the music scene. The longest running marathon of its kind also boasts more popular acts, this year being the likes of Ghostface Killah and the Mountain Goats.
This is the most important discovery platform for any new artist, and CMJ lives up to that fact. Some acts that got their start playing this very same festival are Lady Gaga, Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire and Jason Mraz…maybe you’ve heard of them?
The Cool Kids -- When Fish Ride Bicycles::
After years of fans waiting and being teased by announcements that the Cool Kids would be releasing their first official LP "soon" and then dropping mixtapes instead, the hip-hop duo will finally be giving their fans what they want on July 12th. The Album, When Fish Ride Bicycles, dominates summer anthem territory with cameos from Ghostface Killah, Bun B, Travis Barker and more. After the success of their EP, The Bake Sale, enormous hype surrounded their old school hip-hop revival sound and brilliantly self-aware rhymes. With such a high-profile Rolodex of guest appearances on When Fish Ride Bicycles, there is no doubt that the album will justify all the hype. The Cool Kids have transitioned from an underground sensation to the hottest ticket in the booths. Stand out tracks like "Bundle Up," "Penny Hardaway" and "Rush Hour Traffic" will be flooding your speakers this summer with their old school, golden age hip hop flare and knocking bass.
- Rush Hour Traffic
- Boomin’ (feat. Tennille)
- Sour Apples (feat. Travis Barker)
- Penny Hardaway (feat. Ghostface Killah)
- Bundle Up
- Gas Station (feat. Bun B)
- Get Right
- Swimsuits (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)
- Roll Call (feat. Asher Roth, Chip Tha Ripper, and Boldy James)
- Summer Jam (feat. Maxine Ashley) (Prod. By Pharrell Williams)
Dec. 7: Natasha Bedingfield: Strip Me
Daft Punk: Tron Legacy Soundtrack
Flyleaf: Remember to Live
Adam Lambert: Acoustic Live!
Mumford & Sons: Sigh No More (Deluxe Edition)
Nine Inch Nails: Pretty Hate Machine: 2010 Remaster (Vinyl)
Plain White T’s: Wonders of the Younger
Here they come ! Those naughty folks are once again ready to burn LA stage. I think Wu-Tang guys have always knew how to stay fresh and always bring something new. This is probably because they all had the freedom to go on solo and then come back to the crew with fresh ideas.
Anyway, all I'm saying is that they were among the best MCs, and still are. So get ready to witness the great performance of RZA, Raekwon, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, UGod, Method Man, Masta Killah, and the recent Cappadonna.
Wu-Tan Clan live at Club Nokia on December 5
Tickets here !
Ghostface Killah is a man that needs no introduction, so I will be a man off few words.
He is one of the best Mcs of what some would call "real hip hop". He is terrific with the Wu Tang, and pretty great on his own.
So what are you waiting for guys ? A surprise guest ?
Well they might be a surprise guest, rappers love that. But I just don't know, and it would'nt be a surprise after all.
Run baby run to the ticket store.
Ghostface Killah at he Roxy Theatre on November 12 (9.00 PM)
Thursday, October 14th
- Southern Culture on the Skids @ World Café Live, 8 pm, $23-33
- Tyrone Wells w/ Andrew Belle, Crown Point @ World Café Live, 8 pm, $19
- Ghostface Killah w/ Sheek Louch, Frank Dukes, Bigstat @ The Trocadero, 9 pm, $24
- Two Door Cinema Club w/ Penguin Prison, Grouplove @ First Unitarian Church, 8 pm, $13
- "Cover Me Philly" @ Triumph Brewing Co., 8 pm, $5
- Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan w/ Willy Mason @ Johnny Brenda’s, 9 pm, $15-17
- David Choi w/ Alfa Garcia @ Tin Angel, 8:30 pm, $12
- Mike Birbiglia w/ Nick Kroll @ Keswick Theatre, 8 pm, $30
- Thrones w/ Christian Mistress, Serpent Throne @ Kungfu Necktie, 8 pm, $10
- Pomegranates w/ Juston Stens & The Real Gang @ The M Room, 9 pm, $8
- DJ Sammy Slice w/ DJ Cool Hand Luke @ Silk City, 10 pm, $5
- DJ Ian. St. Laurent & DJ Wolf.fang @ Kungfu Necktie, 11 pm, $3
Mark Ronson's status as a solo musician is a topic frequently subjected to scrutiny. After all, he's known as a 'celebrity D.J.' and comes from a famous family (sis Samantha is Lindsay Lohan's infamous lesbian dalliance and other sis Charlotte is a successful fashion designer). Although Ronson relies heavily on the famous talent he showcases, his own musical prowess never wavers.
Like a scientist, extracting the best of each artist he works with, Ronson helped thrust Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen into the international spotlight, producing their debut albums and featuring them prominently on his own breakthrough record: 2007's Version.
After rumors of a new album were raised and subsequently disproved, the world will finally bear witness to the regrouping of the Madlib/DOOM partnership known as Madvillain.
Due to be released sometime next year on Stones Throw records (the exact date is uncertain, but a project of this caliber shouldn’t be rushed), the new disk will feature Madlib’s expert productive creativity of every track with tentative input from Dave Sitek, producer for TV on the Radio. It is also rumored that Mos Def will be contributing to the album, but it uncertain whether that will be with regards to vocals or production. The exact details are being kept under closely monitored scrutiny.