Hopefully she doesn’t get upset with me for posting this, but at a recent music blogging convention I came across blogger extraordinaire, Rachel Pesin’s, notebook. Inside the spiral bound, college-ruled notepad (with lots of cute stick figure drawings on its cover) was scribbled Rachel’s plans for next week’s CMJ Music Marathon, taking place in New York City. If you want to know what Rachel’s seeing next week, here goes:
(left: Yes, sometimes I do get desperate enough to steal a fellow blogger’s notebook.)
(A wee bit pre-CMJ) at Sound Fix in Brooklyn. We’re seeing my old boss from The Big Takeover play with his old band, Springhouse. They finally reformed and I can’t WAIT to see them! Shoegazy stuff.
Nothing I really want to go to, but might see Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s at Bowery
Delays (and like 2098 other bands) at Bowery. Delays are not everyone’s cup of tea, his voice is kind of irritating and their new stuff isn’t that great, but i’ve only seen them once and it was a zillion years ago and I loveee their first album, so it’s time to see them again!
The Whip, Late of The Pier, Soulwax, 2 Many DJs at Irving Plaza. Basically it’s going to be dance night at Irving Plaza, lots of crazy ravey bands, but hopefully not everyone is doing drugs 🙁
Finally I get to see my current favorite band, Fanfarlo at Fat Baby. I discovered them at SXSW totally by accident (they just happened to be one of the bands playing while i waited for another band, and i fell in love). They’re folky but upbeat, lots of fun instruments. No one I introduce them to ends up liking them, but my love shall not waver!! Ha-ha.