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Pela @ Mercury Lounge

Pela @ Mercury Lounge

Here’s some old photos I was encouraged to post. They’re of the now-defunct band Pela playing at Mercury Lounge in New York City during the CMJ Music Marathon in 2008. While these are definitely not my best shots, it’s a good excuse to talk about one of my favorite songwriters, who is thankfully working today. […]


Donavon Frankenreiter @ Highline Ballroom

Donavon Frankenreiter @ Highline Ballroom

In one of those interesting and strange combinations of bands placed on a bill together, Donavon Frankenreiter‘s opener was Sara Watkins. While I’m sure you could find two bands who were farther apart, this one was good enough to create a near-complete audience turnover in between sets. Almost all of Watkins’ bluegrass-loving fans were replaced […]


Sara Watkins @ Highline Ballroom

Sara Watkins @ Highline Ballroom

Bluegrass darling Sara Watkins lit up the stage of the Highline Ballroom during the CMJ Marathon in October. After the dissolution of Nickel Creek last year, each of the members has gone off to do their own things: Chris Thile started the Punch Brothers, Sean Watkins teamed up with Jon Foreman to form Fiction Family, […]


Kid Theodore @ The Alphabet Lounge

Kid Theodore @ The Alphabet Lounge

One of the bands whose set I was most excited to see at CMJ last year was Kid Theodore‘s. True, I had hardly heard any of their music, but what I had heard, I liked. The reason I really wanted to see them was their story… How many bands do you hear that come from […]


Seth Kallen & the Reaction @ Fontana’s

Seth Kallen & the Reaction @ Fontana's

Taking his cues as much from The Gin Blossoms as he does Maroon 5 or singer-songwriters along the lines of Jason Mraz and Ryan Adams, Seth Kallen and his backing band the Reaction brought their show to Fontana’s on the first night of the CMJ Festival. Another skilled student of NYU’s Clive Davis Department of […]


Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned @ Pete’s Candy Store

Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned @ Pete's Candy Store

The first night of the CMJ Festival was a freezing cold Tuesday, and I headed out to the crowded warmth of Pete’s Candy Store to catch Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned perform a late show. Sometimes a band and the venue don’t match, and this show was a case in point – Pete’s is […]


The Northern @ Tisch School of the Arts

The Northern @ Tisch School of the Arts

As I’ve mentioned previously, I live with about half this band, but I don’t post photos or recommend them just because of that. The Northern are a legitimately good band with great potential. If you like Coldplay, Aqualung, or bands of that sort, then you will enjoy these guys.


Jukebox the Ghost @ Mercury Lounge

Jukebox the Ghost @ Mercury Lounge

Finally, I’m digging my way out of the sea of photographs I took at the CMJ Music Marathon – which was almost a month ago now. Also, this is the first batch of photos to come out of my messing around seriously with Lightroom. Let me know if you can see a difference. But now… […]


CMJ!

CMJ!

Just a quick note to mention that I’ll be running around the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival all week. Photos will be taken, hands will be shaken, music will be heard. It’s a good time. If you see me around, stop me and say hello! I probably won’t have anywhere near enough time to […]