Next week is CMJ, and I am stressing out over it more than anything school related which is pretty sad. It’s not without good reason though, dozens of my favorite current acts will be playing across the city at tons of venues, often multiple times in the week.
I will be shooting for Beats Per Minute for much of the week which makes the stress load even heavier, but there’s no doubt that it’ll be one of the most amazing weeks of the year. Here is my schedule thus far, which will certainly look drastically different by next Tuesday when the festival kicks off.
OFF!, The Spits, Double Negative, Negative Approach - Irving Plaza
Dent May, Mac DeMarco, Teen Suicide - Delinquincy (BPM)
Pissed Jeans, King Tuff, Metz, Poor Moon, Daugn Gibson - Knitting Factory (Sub Pop)
DIIV, Mac DeMarco, Thieves Like Us - Music Hall of Williamsburg (Captured Tracks)
New Order - Roseland Ballroom
Death Grips, DIIV, Joey Bada$$, Holy Other, Merchandise, Le1f, Hundred Waters, Angel Haze, Daugn Gibson, Metz - Villain (Pitchfork)
Andy Stott, Chairlift, Doldrums - MoMA PS1 (Pitchfork)
Twerps, Maria Minerva, Slug Guts, Sky Ferreira, Mac DeMarco, Poolside - 92Y Tribeca
Wild Nothing, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco - Bowery Ballroom
Can’t tell if I am happy that I am under 21 or extremely pissed. This week would have been a lot more difficult at least because 70% of showcases seem to be 21+. Anyway, I’m gonna die.
I saw Chromatics and Oneohtrix Point Never tonight at Pitchfork’s Soundplay Game Jam at The New Museum. Third time seeing Chromatics and I could go for more. They are amazing. This city is amazing.
Dean Wareham - “Tugboat”
Live @ Forecastle
Why why whyyyyyyyyyyy did Pitchfork not book him. WHY
I have dreams about Dirty Projectors performing “Beautiful Mother” at Pitchfork.
It was that good.
“Count Me In” (Live at Pitchfork Music Festival)
Such a great performance. Elias is so fun to watch on stage, as this video captures. One of the highlights from that weekend for sure.