ok, I already knew several of my friends' bands were playing CMJ.
I hadn't realized how many amazing bands from the UK were actually coming.
it's insane. most of these are from the UK.
Alessi's Ark - UK
Appomattox - friends of mine - US
Bikini - US?
Blood Red Shoes - UK
Brodinski - UK
Dan Black - I've missed him three times now (Dot to Dot last year, Ultra this year, 9:30 Club this year), this will be the fourth. talk about comedy of errors. - UK
The Drums - US
Everything Everything - friends of friends of mine - UK
Fenech-Soler - UK
Ferraby Lionheart - UK
Frankie and the Heartstrings - friends of mine - UK
The Good Natured - UK
Philadelphia Grand Jury - AUS
Phoenix - I have no idea why they need to play CMJ. they've been selling out venues everywhere. weird. - FR
The Postelles - friggin' amazing, I saw them / interviewed them last weekend. Postellementalism. (sorry this embed isn't great live quality, EMI won't let me embed their official video for 'White Night' - go here to watch it). opened for the Futureheads in the spring, then headlined at Koko. amazing. - US
Sky Larkin - UK
The Static Jacks - they opened for Biffy Clyro here last week, and the Futureheads in the summer. 'nuff said. - US
Two Door Cinema Club - friends of mine, they put out my fave album of 2010. if there was one band to see, this is them. - technically UK b/c they're from N. Ireland, but they probably want to be known as IE.
if you have the opportunity to go to CMJ this year - GO. you have been briefed. go forth and prosper!