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EV2BK’s CMJ 2010 Selections – Saturday, October 23

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Selected Shows – Wednesday, October 20

Selected Shows – Thursday, October 21

Selected Shows – Friday, October 22

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’s CMJ 2010 Selections – Wednesday, October 20

PREVIOUS: Selected Shows – Tuesday, October 19

Selected Shows – Wednesday, October 20, 2010

07:00PM -07:30PM
Bear Hands
Pure Volume House
Website: http://www.myspace.com/bearhandsband
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA
RSVP at http://www.purevolume.com/thehouse/rsvp/

 

07:45PM -08:15PM
Darlings
Union Pool
Website: http://www.myspace.com/darlingsokay
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

08:00PM -08:30PM
Big Terrific
Cameo Gallery
Website: http://bigterrific.com/
Hometown: New York New York USA

 

08:00PM -08:30PM
Dirty Projectors
Madison Square Garden
Website: http://www.myspace.com/dirtyprojectors
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA
Please note you need a hard ticket to attend this show. A limited number will be distributed from the CMJ booth at the exhibit area at 10am on Wednesday, October 20.

 

08:00PM -09:00PM
The Drums
Webster Hall
Website: http://www.myspace.com/thedrumsforever
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

09:00PM -09:30PM
Keepaway
Brooklyn Bowl
Website: http://www.myspace.com/keepaway
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

09:15PM -09:45PM
Sherlock’s Daughter
Bell House
Website: http://www.myspace.com/sherlocksdaughter
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA (by way of Australia)

 

10:00PM -10:30PM
BRAHMS
Brooklyn Bowl
Website: http://www.myspace.com/brahmsisaband
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

10:00PM -10:30PM
Special Guest (WAVVES)!
Pure Volume House
Website: http://www.myspace.com/wavves
RSVP at http://www.purevolume.com/thehouse/rsvp/

 

10:30PM -11:10PM
Braids
Rock Shop
Website: http://www.myspace.com/braidsmusic
Home Town: Montreal Quebec Canada

 

11:00PM -11:30PM
Bear Hands
Brooklyn Bowl
Website: http://www.myspace.com/bearhandsband
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

11:00PM -11:30PM
Gay Blades
Maxwell’s
Website: http://www.myspace.com/gayblades
Home Town: New York New York USA

 

12:00AM -12:45AM
BRAHMS
The Studio at Webster Hall
Website: http://www.myspace.com/brahmsisaband
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

12:00AM -12:30AM
Holy Ghost
Bowery Ballroom
Website: http://www.myspace.com/holyghostnyc
Home Town: New York New York USA

 

12:30AM -01:00AM
Beach Fossils
Rock Shop
Website: http://www.myspace.com/beachfossils
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 
 

-EV2BK

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EV2BK Interviews Sherlock’s Daughter

We sat down with Sherlock’s Daughter before a recent show that they played at the Bowery Ballroom and asked them a few questions about their EP, their recent move to New York, and lead singer Tanya Horo’s childhood fondness for cat food.

EV2BK – What inspired Songs For Old People?
Sherlock’s Daughter – (Horo) The title actually speaks for itself on that one, it was inspired by old people. I was walking home from the beach one day and I saw this beautiful old couple across from me one had flaming red hair and the other was wearing the big duffel trench coat and they were holding hands and they must have been in their 80s and I was just sort of like that’s really beautiful, you never see that anymore. I wanted to write a song that would inspire old people but it’s sort of ironic because most people when they hear the song think that I’m actually having a go at old people (laughter) When I brought the song to the guys and that’s all I had was the melody and then Tim was just kind of like lets just jam out on the C so we jammed out on the C and this song just formed and I like the way that it just circulates back on itself… (Tim Maybury) The song was a break through song for the band.

EV2BK – You guys describe your sound as “dream-pop,” what does that description mean to you?
Sherlock’s Daughter – (Maybury) Well I guess that’s just a term that has been bandied around a lot in the last few years in music journalism when talking about bands like Beach House but I suppose “dream-pop” was kind of invented by the 4AD bands of the early 80s and the style that they created has a pretty quality trajectory that bands today like Blonde Red Head are taking over and incorporating ethereal washed-out sounds. I guess its accurate, things always need to be categorized in some way and people will always try to then transcend categories but I think it is a fair description

EV2BK – Who is working at the pet store? How’s that going?
Sherlock’s Daughter – (Horo) It’s good I actually feel a bit sick because I actually really like the smell of “bully sticks”
EV2BK – What?
Sherlock’s Daughter – Bully sticks. I think it’s meats from a bull that have been dried out and it makes me feel a bit sick but I really like the smell. I used to eat cat food when I was young, not because we were poor and we couldn’t afford other food I just kind of like the smell of cat food
EV2BK – ok…
Sherlock’s Daughter – (Maybury) You mean like dry cat food right? (Horo) No I would eat the meat from the tin, I would feed my cat and then I would feed myself. (laughter) (Maybury) You would eat tinned cat food oh man that’s gross.

EV2BK – So you guys are out in Bushwick now?
Sherlock’s Daughter – (Maybury) Yes, the four guys are and Tanya’s in Long Island City
EV2BK – How are you liking it so far?
Sherlock’s Daughter – (Maybury) It’s great fun, we are living on this awesome block, as soon as the weather became a little bit nicer it just came to life, all these people came out and started playing basketball and old women are out on their stoops yelling at each other and our neighbors said that we were really fortunate to land on one of the liveliest blocks in Bushwick and I guess in the summer they bring in pony rides and a carousel. So lucky we have a really social block we’ve started to make some good friends already. We’re pretty stoked about it.

EV2BK – So what was the final straw, the final push that made you say OK, it’s time to move to New York and leave Australia?
Sherlock’s Daughter – (Horo) We never sat down and really properly planned our trip, everything was pretty impulsive. I think it was just how we felt the last time we were all here- we really fell in love with the city and the people here and met some great people to work with. We got a government grant for SXSW and we figured that by the time we bought our flights and came home that the price of tickets to come back would just be ridiculous so we all kind of decided in a month. Like, Tim phoned me and it was really just like a month before when we decided we’re moving to New York. (Maybury) I remember the conversation when we were in our band room and we had already decided that we were going to SXSW so the decision was just are we going to come home again after SXSW and pack up our lives or should we just go? And we decided, no, like once we’re there we mine as well stay there so that was it. (Horo) The only thing that happened was I think sometimes when you’ve made the decision to move something happens that you don’t want to happen and Jonti has fallen in love. A month before we moved he fell in love so now he is here with a broken heart. (Maybury) I guess on the flip side others are finding love since they’ve arrived here…
EV2BK – I see… well, there are a lot of people to love in New York.

EV2BK – You have mentioned a fondness for Animal Collective and their influence but I hear a little bit of Dirty Projectors in your sound, have you heard that?
Sherlock’s Daughter – (Horo) That’s really nice, I had never heard of Dirty Projectors which I know is probably a dirty thing to say but then Justine had told me about them and then we got a review that said Sherlock’s Daughter has a lot of sounds that feel similar to Dirty Projectors so it’s kind of nice to hear it but it’s not been conscious. But now that we are conscious of it we are kind of trying to steal their vocal melodies without them knowing because they’re pretty good. (Maybury) I know the Dirty Projectors are like real big influential band at the moment but I have only heard a few of their songs so I’m not exactly sure what their style is.

EV2BK – I also read that Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth mentioned liking you guys in an interview that he did with NPR..
Sherlock’s Daughter – (Maybury) It was pretty ultimate he was talking with Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney and for me personally that was major, two of my favorite bands and two of my favorite guitarists talking to each other and then the fact that our band name crept its way into that conversation was actually quite a huge affirmation. That day when we found that out we were really excited we definitely weren’t expecting it. We got five, six-hundred hits that day on our MySpace page so, thanks Thurston.

EV2BK – What song are you most looking forward to playing tonight?
Sherlock’s Daughter – (Horo) I think we’re all in love with all of our songs at the moment we’ve been working a lot and we’ve reshaped and reformed them and now that we are here we’ve got the added excitement and inspiration with our songs to make them become more a part of us rather than things we put in front of other people when we play so I think all of them at the moment. (Maybury) Reprise, I think we always like playing that song it’s really fun to play.

Here are a few photos from the performance:

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Sherlock’s Daughter is in the studio now recording their first full length. We expect to hear a lot more good things from them soon.

-Melissa

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Jam of the Day – The Difference Between Free Whales and Freelance Whales

Yesterday, BBC News reported that Japan’s whaling fleet had returned to port with about half the number of whales that they had “expected” to catch (whatever that means), meaning that the aggressive tactics of the anti-whaling Sea Shepherd Conservation Society had paid off. It seems crazy that even though, as the article notes, “commercial whaling has been banned worldwide since 1986,” Japan’s whalers can try to justify catching 1,000 whales for “scientific purposes” when it is pretty clear that most of that whale meat just ends up in restaurants (like this one in Santa Monica that was recently shut down). But just to wrap up this abundance of whale news with something less somber, I recommend checking out Matt Kish’s project of making one drawing for every page of Moby Dick.

Speaking of whales (seriously?), Freelance Whales played a sold out show last night at Bowery Ballroom, along with the Shout Out Louds and one of our new favorite bands, Sherlock’s Daughter (our interview with the charming Aussies will be posted shortly). Even though they’ve obviously been touched musicall by the Postal Service as much as, say, Owl City, and further have also appropriated Ben Gibbard’s penchant for vocalizing even the most mundane details, there are moments when the band really shines on their first LP, Weathervanes, which came out yesterday on Frenchkiss Records. This guy’s review of the record is pretty spot-on, and I agree that “Hannah” and “The Great Estates” are probably the hottest offerings on the record. So have a listen to Jam of the Day “Hannah” (no video yet).

Freelance Whales – Hannah:

But definitely the most interesting discovery I made while reading up on the band today was a video created by this Vimeo user Austin Conroy, which captures the Freelance Whales performing like a 20 minute set on the Bedford Ave. L platform. The guy walks off the train already filming so I’m guessing he knew it was going on ahead of time (and there are a lot of people with cameras already there). Watch out for the early near-collision of the two women at the beginning (it looks like they’re about to have a “Get the fuck out of my way,” “No, you get the fuck out of the way” kind of conversation until they see the camera), as well as the cops telling the band they need to move because playing music on the platform is “too dangerous.” Once the cameraman actually gets situated, the band sounds pretty great. If you only have time to listen to one track from this, I’d recommend jumping ahead to about 15 minutes 30 seconds in the video for the subway-track version of “The Great Estates.”

-Drew

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Aussie BBQ Tomorrow Night

We hope you don’t have any plans for tomorrow because the Aussie BBQ will be in full swing at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The showcase features a musically diverse collection of artists who all call Australia home. The Aussie BBQ has grown to be a major showcase at SXSW and last year branched out to include shows in Los Angeles and New York for the first time. The lineup is extensive so here are the acts you shouldn’t miss:

The dreamy, melodic sounds of Crayon Fields will be early in the evening. This young band has and artful pop sound and has been getting a lot of attention on the airwaves in Australia.

Oh Mercy could have poached their name from Bob Dylan’s 26th studio album, released in the late eighties, right around the time that the band’s members were probably born. There is something simple and compelling about their sound that could be great live.

Love Of Diagrams is a surf-pop punk band that is supposed to have a great, energetic live show. They are set to play more NYC shows this spring at Santos Party House and as part of a Death by Audio showcase.

Sherlock’s Daughter seem to be Australia’s answer to The Dirty Projectors. Last year they won the 2009 Sydney Music Arts & Culture award for ‘Next Big Thing’ and I think that we’re sure to hear a lot more from them state-side very soon. They’re my pick to steal the show.

Sherlock’s Daughter – Song For Old People:

Thursday, March 25th
The Bell House
149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY
21+, tickets $15
6 PM – 1 AM
FREE AUSTRALIAN STYLE BBQ

-Melissa

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