CMJ 2012 Recap

<p> <a href="Features/cmj_2012_recap/"><img src="" alt="CMJ 2012 Recap" /></a>  </p> <div> At first glance, CMJ 2012 looked to continue the long, sad tradition of CMJ not being what it once...
CMJ 2012 Recap

CMJ 2012 Recap

At first glance, CMJ 2012 looked to continue the long, sad tradition of CMJ not being what it once was, with a dearth of big-name acts. But do you go to CMJ to see big-name acts? No, it’s for catching the million-and-one up-and-coming indie outfits out there (and it only seems like most of them are from Brooklyn), as well as showcases by labels, site, PR companies, magazines, and anyone else who feels like putting one on. Plus the free drinks. And there was much to be found, Tuesday to Saturday, October 16th to 20th.


Though it didn’t start out well for QRO, CMJ 2012 got in gear on Day One.
 CMJ 2012 Day One Recap
After a trouble-plagued Day One, Day Two was a serious improvement, thanks to Sneak Attack Media & FADER.
 CMJ 2012 Day Two Recap
FADER and SPIN made for another great CMJ Thursday.
 CMJ 2012 Day Three Recap
With the best line-ups of CMJ, Friday was a time to catch old favorites & more.
 CMJ 2012 Day Four Recap
Took it slow on the final day of CMJ 2012.
 CMJ 2012 Day Five Recap


86 Bands, 90 Shows:

Hene Aiko – Day Four, FADER Fort

Angel Haze – Day Four, Villain

AraabMUZIK – Day Three, Firehouse

Paul Banks – Day Two, CMJ Union

Beach Day – Day Four, Cameo

Bear Hands – Day Three, Irving Plaza

Therina Bella – Day One, ZirZamin

The Bengsons – Day Four, Rockwood Music Hall 

Rafiq Bhatia – Day One, Mercury Lounge

Big Scary – Day One, Fat Baby

Black Light Dinner Party – Day One, Pianos

Mykki Blanco – Day Two, FADER Fort

Bleeding Rainbow – Day Four, Cameo

A Brief View of the Hudson – Day Four, Rockwood Music Hall 

The Canon Logic – Day Three, FADER Fort

Cemeteries – Day One, Pianos

Chairlift – Day Five, FADER Fort

Children of the Night – Day Three, FADER Fort

Chromeo (DJ set) – Day Three, Firehouse

CITIZENS! – Day Three, FADER Fort

Clementine & The Galaxy – Day Two, Bowery Electric

Conveyor – Day One, Living Room; Day Four, Spike Hill

Cosmonauts – Day Four, Legion

Cultfever – Day Five, Living Room

Daughter – Day Three, Terminal 5

Death Grips – Day Four, Villain

Deep Vally – Day Two, FADER Fort

Robert DeLong – Day Two, FADER Fort

Mac DeMarco – Day Five, 92YTribeca

DIIV – Day Three, CMJ Union; Day Four, Villain

Dinosaur Feathers – Day Four, Grand Victory

Divine Fits – Day Five, FADER Fort

Dogbite – Day Five, 92YTribeca

Dum Dum Girls – Day Three, Terminal 5

The Dunnie Bobos – Day Four, Legion

Dynasty Electric – Day Two, Bowery Electric

Eternal Summers – Day Four, Cameo

Sky Ferreira – Day Five, 92YTribeca

The Field Effect – Day Four, 92YTribeca

Field Mouse – Day One, Pianos

Foxygen – Day One, Mercury Lounge

Eleanor Friedberger – Day Three, Mercury Lounge

GHXST – Day Two, Bowery Electric

Daughn Gibson – Day Four, Villain

Golden Bloom – Day Four, 92YTribeca

GZA – Day Three, Irving Plaza

Holy Other – Day Four, Villain

Hundred Waters – Day Four, Villain

Icona Pop – Day Two, FADER Fort

Incan Abraham – Day Five, Living Room

Joey Bada$$ – Day Four, Villain

Jillette Johnson – Day Four, Rockwood Music Hall 

Killer Mike – Day Three, Irving Plaza

Le1f – Day Two, FADER Fort; Day Four, Villain

Little Green Cars – Day Three, CMJ Union

Calvin Love – Day One, Mercury Lounge

Magmana – Day Two, Bowery Electric

Eli Mardock – Day One, Living Room

Merchandise – Day Four, Villain

METZ – Day Four, Villain

Miguel – Day Four, FADER Fort

Maria Minerva – Day Five, 92YTribeca

MiniBoone – Day Four, Grand Victory

Tashaki Miyaki – Day One, Mercury Lounge

Tatiana Moroz – Day One, ZirZamin

Murals – Day One, Mercury Lounge

Natureboy – Day One, Living Room

Psychobuildings – Day Two, Bowery Electric

Pree – Day One, Living Room

The Putz – Day Four, Spike Hill

Riot In Paris – Day Two, Tammany Hall

Savoir Adore – Day One, Living Room

Sinkane – Day Three, FADER Fort

Slug Guts – Day Three, WNYU; Day Five, 92YTribeca

Starred – Day Five, 92YTribeca

The Tall Pines – Day Two, Bowery Electric

Takka Takka – Day Four, Grand Victory

Teen Daze – Day One, Pianos

Twerps – Day Five, 92YTribeca

Unicorn Kid – Day Three, FADER Fort

Jozef Van Wissem – Day Five, 92YTribeca

Tim Vocals – Day Four, FADER Fort

The Walkmen – Day Three, Terminal 5

Wyatt – Day Four, Rockwood Music Hall

Young Magic – Day Four, Cameo



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