My second day of the annual CMJ Music Marathon proved no less exciting as the first, as the onslaught of bands continued throughout New York City, from the Lower East Side to Brooklyn.
CMJ Music Marathon 2014 is happening, and there's no better city than New York for it. So much diversity in a city bustling with such enigmatic and exuberant life.
Welcome back Spoon. After a four-year hiatus, Spoon has returned with its eighth studio album, "They Want My Soul."
Hopping club to club mainly throughout Lower Manhattan, N.Y., save for a handful of shows in Brooklyn, is the only way to absorb the CMJ Music Marathon's seemingly endless array of music. And if not taken in stride, one might easily fade before the finish line.
The CMJ Music Marathon has been exposing emerging artists since the early '80s; more recently acts like Mumford and Sons, MGMT and Savages have gained mainstream exposure through the festival. Dispersed throughout Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, the CMJathon offers five days of performances from new artists and dozens of music industry-based panels.
As album titles go, "Jackleg Devotional to the Heart" may not be as insincere and jury rigged as you'd initially believe.
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound wail their strikingly personal lyrics and take an edgy approach on their new album "Howl."
Deadstring Brothers' newest release invites listeners into the rustic slice of life of "Cannery Row."