This CMJ Music Marathon night started out a little disappointing. I set out to see The Knocks and RAC at Terminal 5, press and photo badges in hand; only to find out they didn’t honor the CMJ Photo Badge. They would allow me into the show but I would have to check my camera. No Thanks!
I decided to head downtown to check out my girl Alison Mosshart and The Kills at The Bowery Ballroom. When I got there they were not accepting any more badges…FIGURES!!!
I was only a few blocks from our Pancakes And Whiskey Showcase at Pianos, so I decided to stop by and see some friends. I walked in to a packed house there to see Bully. The Nashville alt-rockers tore up the “upstairs” stage. Actually, there is no stage, but they still tore it up!
Knowing things at Pianos were being covered by a few of our writers/photographers; I headed out on the Lower East Side for another show. I stumbled upon Canadians JPNSGRLS at Hotel Chantelle, playing a show that felt like a private show in a friend’s basement. Judging by the energy these guys played with, you’d think they were playing Madison Square Garden. One thing that’s for sure, these guys will definitely be playing much larger venues.
Article by: Michael DiGiovanni