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EV2BK’s CMJ 2010 Selections – Saturday, October 23

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Selected Shows – Saturday, October 23, 2010

03:15PM -03:45PM
Savoir Adore
The Delancey (Rooftop)
Website: http://www.myspace.com/savoiradore
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

04:30PM -05:15PM
Tanlines
The FADER Fort
Website: http://www.myspace.com/tanlinestheband
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA
RSVP at http://mailer2.thefader.com/pages/rsvp/save-the-date-nyc-fader-fort-10-22-10-23

 

06:00PM -06:30PM
Braids
Bowery Ballroom
Website: http://www.myspace.com/braidsmusic
Home Town: Montreal Quebec Canada

 

06:45PM -07:15PM
Fake Problems
Bowery Ballroom
Website: http://www.myspace.com/fakeproblems
Home Town: Naples Florida USA

 

08:00PM -08:30PM
Sherlock’s Daughter
Pianos
Website: http://www.myspace.com/sherlocksdaughter
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA (by way of Australia)

 

08:00PM -08:30PM
The Tony Castles
Cameo Gallery
Website: http://www.myspace.com/thetonycastles
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

09:00PM -09:30PM
Acrylics
Cameo Gallery
Website: http://www.myspace.com/acrylicsnyc
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

09:00PM -09:30PM
Elizabeth and The Catapult
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Website: http://www.myspace.com/elizabethandthecatapult
Home Town: Charlottesville Virginia USA

 

12:00AM -12:30AM
BRAHMS
Pianos
Website: http://www.myspace.com/brahmsisaband
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

12:00AM -12:30AM
Neon Indian
Bowery Ballroom
Website: http://www.myspace.com/neonindian
Home Town: Austin Texas USA

 

Keep checking back for videos and more from the CMJ 2010 Music Marathon. And enjoy the rest of the weekend!

-EV2BK

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ev2bk Live Music – Elizabeth & the Catapult Performing “Momma’s Boy”

Elizabeth & the Catapult @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - September 3, 2009

Elizabeth & the Catapult @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - September 3, 2009

Last night, at their homecoming performance, Elizabeth & the Catapult rocked it. They had the audience fully engaged and along for the ride, mentioning numerous times how excited they were to be playing back home, and to this particularly supportive crowd. Temporarily, the magic spell was broken when the band was ushered off-stage for a melancholy duet between Elizabeth and Jeff Taylor, but they were able to bring the mood back up to close the show on a high note.

Elizabeth & the Catapult – Momma’s Boy (Live @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9/3/09):

-ev2bk

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Jam of the Day – Elizabeth & the Catapult Sing a New Song

Brooklyn’s own indie-pop trio Elizabeth & the Catapult are performing tonight at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and we’re stoked to finally check them out. Musicians Elizabeth Ziman, Dan Molad, and Pete Lalish formed the band back in 2004 and just released their first full length, Taller Children, in June of this year on Verve Forecast. The album as a whole is an exceptional mix of intimate, effortlessly soulful vocals, pop melodies, jazz twists, and textured acoustics.

Ziman has a voice, with hints on Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald, that sounds like she has been singing for much longer than her 27 years would suggest. She was trained as a classical pianist and started to focus on vocal training as a teenager. She went to the Berklee School of Music on a scholarship to study classical composition. There, she met drummer and fellow Berklee student Dan Molad at a party during their final semester, and they began performing together soon after. Guitarist Pete Lalish, another Berklee student, later joined the band and they moved to Brooklyn in 2005. Using Molad’s home studio, the band financed, recorded, and produced their first EP, Elizabeth & The Catapult back in 2006.

There are a lot of great tracks on Taller Children including “Race You Home,” “Right Next to You,” “Apathy” and the albums namesake, “Taller Children.” I also found a really great video of them covering “Coconut” by Harry Nillson at their last show in NYC, the CD Release party for Taller Children at Joe’s pub back in June. In the video they are joined onstage by the Muppet costume-wearing, subway-performing-sensation Xylopholks.

Today’s Jam is not on Taller Children, it is called simply “New Song” for now, but it will hopefully be on their next release and we’ll be sure to ask them about it tonight.

Elizabeth & the Catapult – New Song:

-Melissa

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