The Graveyard Smash (An Unofficial CMJ Party)

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CMJ madness week will soon be coming to an end, and honestly I am looking forward to it being over. Between night trekking to and from Brooklyn and Manhattan, drinking way too much free booze and not enough Gatorade, and all the work that comes with putting on two showcases, I’m exhausted. Like they say, all good things must come to an end, and to celebrate the conclusion of CMJ 2011, we’re putting on a recklessly ruinous CMJ party this Saturday featuring 8 awesome bands on two stages.

Straight out of Brooklyn’s favorite “artistic community” of Bushwick, BAL Presents: The Graveyard Smash, a mini music festival with all the rapport of a big fest, with none of its comforts, prestige, or celebrity. Instead of $4 waters, help yourself to an unlimited supply from the bathroom tap. Instead of the fresh air of an outdoor fest, breathe in the stale air of a dodgey, 100+ year old industrial loft. VIP bracelets? Everyone is VIP!

With so many bands spanning so many genres, there’s bound to be something for everyone. From the pop-deconstructing Idiot Glee, to visceral art-rockers Grandfather and raucous hardcore noisemakers Descender, our lineup is chock full of new sounds, up-and-coming talents, and animated sets. Filling in the bill will be Brooklyn-based solo troubadour and loop machine master Idgy Dean, Brooklyn alt-rockers Life Size Maps, Shoegazers Sight Seeing, and experimental rockers Leonia. Get ready rock out, cocks out, in a massively fucked-up concert only BAL could have possibly dreamed of.



Life Size Maps:


Idiot Glee:

Idgy Dean:

Sight Seeing:



L train to Jefferson Ave, hang a LEFT on Wykoff till you get to Flushing Ave.
Make a LEFT on Flushing Ave till you reach Stewart Ave, make a RIGHT
Take a LEFT onto Johnson Ave ½ block. There will be people outside to let you in.

BAL Presents: The Graveyard Smash
Live at The Neverland
538 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn
8:00 doors
$5 to get in

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