Kiwis fly to New York for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon
CMJ Music Marathon is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. Every October, CMJ invades New York City with over 1,300 artist performances, filling more than 80 of the city’s greatest venues, nightclubs and theatres.
Attendees have access to 1,500+ showcases, plus hundreds of panels, seminars, Q&As, night-time parties, meet and greets, mixers and special events.
Over 120,000 fans, entertainment industry professionals, college radio tastemakers, bloggers, press and musicians come from around the world.
New Zealand has had a presence at the event for over half a decade with previous New Zealand line-ups including: The Naked & Famous, Princess Chelsea, Surf City, Ruby Frost, Street Chant, Electric Wire Hustle, Liam Finn, David Dallas, The Brunettes, Ruby Suns, Bang Bang Eche, Zowie, Kids of 88 and Cairo Knife Fight.
This year’s line-up is particularly strong with Lawrence Arabia, Popstrangers, Tom Lark, Die!Die!Die!, Ghost Wave, Six60, Opossum, and Kimbra, all showcasing throughout the week.
In addition to their official showcases, Lawrence Arabia, Popstrangers, Tom Lark, Die!Die!Die!, Ghostwave, and Six60 will be performing at the annual New Zealand@CMJ showcase taking place on Tuesday 16th October, 6 – 9pm at (le) Poisson Rouge on Bleecker St.
Joining them for the evening will be passionate NZ music supporters Spy Valley Wines who are providing a range of their fine wines from the South Island of New Zealand. Also along for the night with some thirst quenching brews will be Yeastie Boys, Ben Middlemiss and 8 Wired breweries supplying a range of award winning boutique NZ beers. DUB Pies will again be providing food with those small pastry cases of goodness.
Tom Lark, Popstrangers, Six60, Ghost Wave, Die! Die! Die!, Lawrence Arabia
NZ Music Commission showcase Tuesday October 16th at (le) Poisson Rouge