CMJ announce 2015 initial artist lineup

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CMJ celebrate their 35th anniversary this year and have just announced their initial lineup for the ‘music marathon’. The festival runs from the 13th until the 17th of October, featuring hundreds of bands and showcases (see our thoughts on last year here).

The full lineup (so far) can be seen on the official site here, and a first run down the lists sees the likes of Destruction Unit, Evans the Death, Ex Hex, Mercury Rev, Panda Bear, Protomartyr, Savak, The Album Leaf and The Men jumping out at me. No need for any competitions for silliest name this year, step forward Ham Sandwich to claim your crown.

Badges can be purchased here.

2015 Northside Music Review

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The seventh Northside festival wrapped up on the 14th of June, with over 100,000 people spending time indulging either music, innovation, film, or a combination of the three. Free Williamsburg staff spent time at various shows from metal to pop acts, among thousands or sometimes only a dozen likeminded souls. The best sets and the ones that got away all feature below.

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MoMA Nights 2014 schedule includes Au Revoir Simone, Frankie Cosmos, Widowspeak and more

momaAhhhhhhhh summer.

The folks over at the Museum of Modern Art have unveiled the lineup for their free (with museum admission) summer concert series, “MoMA Nights” and it has a pretty great lineup again this year. This years festivities include shows from the likes of Frankie Cosmos, Widowspeak, Ex Hex and David Lynch’s favorite band, Au Revoir Simone, to name a few. The shows take place every Thursday night in July and August from 5:30 – 8 p.m. in the museum sculpture garden. Check out the full lineup after the jump.

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Ex Hex video, “Hot and Cold,” starring Ian Svenonius

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Check them out this Thursday at Glasslands. [via DCSetlist]