Monthly Archives: October 2009

Octoberfestivus Party

Headed out to Gowanus/Park Slope last night to see some friends play at a backyard Halloween party. It was a fun evening and as I had no camera (a rare night off) I shot a few (very few) photos with my blackberry.

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These fires kept us warm but at times the smoke was a bit much….

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special appearance by Kurt Cobain.

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween, Brooklyn, NY circa 1998

Kidrockers 10/25/09

with Neon Indian and Real Estate at The Living Room

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Neon Indian

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Real Estate

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Hosted by Jordan Carlos and Seth Herzog

To see complete gallery click here.

CMJ 2009 Wrap Up

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Highlights:
Drink Up Buttercup at Brooklyn Brewery and The Delancey (it was also really nice to have dinner with you on Friday).
Japandroids – What a night at The Bell House – there was so much stage diving that I had to go and stand on a bench at the side of the venue – fun, fun, fun!
Dinowalrus at Cake Shop
Kria Brekken at Cameo
Peasant and Blood Warrior at Bruar Falls
Zaza at Cake Shop
Screaming Females at Mercury Lounge
Sian Alice Group at Knitting Factory
Hanging with Bryan and Jenna – you Mainers are a blast 🙂
Running into Chris La Putt at the Marie Stella show at The Delancey – it was good to see you 🙂

Lowlights:
Being trapped in the Mercury Lounge on Wednesday night and missing DUB’s showcase 😦
Running into a friend that I hadn’t seen for months and he was rather hostile to me – hope things get better for you.
One broken laptop
Disrupted F Train service
Being shut out of a few shows that I would have liked to shoot

All in all a pretty good time was had.

Many thanks to Prefix for letting me cover CMJ for them!

Photos from Day 4
at Brooklyn Brewery: La Strada, Drink Up Buttercup atCameo – Pawtracks Showcase: Tickley Feather, Excepter, Kria Brekken atThe Bell House – Polyvinyl Records Showcase: Japandroids, Headlights

Day 5 – at The Delancey – Presented by The Young and The Hungry Elizabeth and The Catapult, Cale Parks, Alice and The Beekeeper, Drink Up Buttercup. At The Delancey – Presented by Stereoactive Marie Stella, Locket, Mama Bear. At The Bell House Au Revoir Simone, The Postmarks.

And a few more to thank
Jeremiah – for buying me a beer (one of the few beers that I had during CMJ)
Matt and Jen – always good to see you
Pat – thanks for cracking me up once I escaped from Mercury
Chris – for pointing me in the direction of water once I escaped from Mercury
Simon – for letting those two go on Thursday night
Michael and Farzad for not getting lost and/or losing each other

Hands Project – New Photo – Michael

It’s been quite awhile since I made an addition to this project.

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To see photos in the Hands Project click here.

Tattoo Project – New Photo – Lisa

so pretty..

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To see the tattoo project click here.

CMJ 2009

So, I have not blogged during CMJ because 1) I really don’t have time and 2) my computer is on the fritz.

I’ve been shooting for Prefix and the galleries reside there. Click the links below to check them out.

Day 1

Pianos: Presented by Sneak Attack Media and The Music Slut
Casxio, Blood Warrior, Fanfarlo, Milagres Javelin, Home Video, Greycoats

Cake Shop: Presented be Pop Tarts Suck Toasted
Motel Motel, Small Black

Fontanas:
Autodrone

Knitting Factory:
Sian Alice Group, Psychic Paramount, Highlife

Trash:
Change The Station

Day 2
Pianos: Real Estate, Stricken City, Grooms, The Whisperians
Cake Shop Day Show: ZAZA, Silver Starling
Mercury Lounge: The xx, Mumford & Sons, Screaming Females, Javelin, Lia Ices
Cake Shop – Kanine Records Showcase: Dinowalrus
The Delancey – Deli Magazine Showcase: The New Collections, Coyote Eyes
Cake Shop After The Jump After Hours: Sure Juror, Helado Negro

Day 3

Bruar Falls – Presented by NYC Taper
Emmanuel and The Fear, Blood Warrior, Peasant, The Loom

Le Poisson Rouge
The Choir of Young Believers

The Studio at Webster Hall – The Musebox and Spin Magazine Showcase
Bottle Up And Go, Tony Castles

Cake Shop – After The Jump Showcase
Kittens Ablaze, The Answering Machine

Here are some out takes:
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Jenna and Bryan at the artists lounge

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Stumptown coffee at The Ace Hotel (when I stopped in to get my Fader party wristband – the party that I am missing — right now.

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Bottle Up and Go (and Bryan) at The Studio at Webster Hall.

How I Started CMJ ’09

When I turned on my laptop this morning, it was on battery power only even though it was plugged in. So, in my life’s true fashion, I started CMJ with a trip to Best Buy to purchase a new power cord – what a nightmare. However I did manage to take this photo with my blackberry while waitng for the F train and at least I picked up my badge before going to 2 Best Buys to get the correct cord.

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Blast Radius vol. 2 Release Show!

This will be the first Blast Radius show that I will miss – sorry guys – a trip to Greenpoint is not in the plans for Saturday night. I’m sure it will be rockin’ – always is!

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CMJ 2009 Flyers

Here’s just a few shows you might want to check out!

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2009 CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival: maryanne.ventrice.gmail.com’s schedule

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This is not final as there is still overlap and impossible transitions.

2009 CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival: maryanne.ventrice.gmail.com’s schedule

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Gallery: Titus Anronicus, So-So Glos and Grooms

10/15/09 at Knitting Factory.

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Titus Andronicus

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So-So Glos

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Grooms

To see complete gallery of Prefix click here.