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Kiwis fly to New York for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon

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Kiwis fly to New York for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon.

Tom Lark, Popstrangers, Six60, Ghost Wave, Die! Die! Die!, Lawrence Arabia

NZ Music Commission showcase Tuesday October 16th at (le) Poisson Rouge


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.


Event: NZ@CMJ 2012. Tuesday October 16th
@ (le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY10012.
Doors: 5:45pm and show starts at 6:00pm sharp.

Streaming: Once again our friends at 95Bfm will stream the showcase live. The timing means it will be live on Wednesday 17 October (NZ Time) from 10am in New Zealand finishing at 1pm. Here is the link; http://www.95bfm.com/default,207392,cmj-live-stream-from-nyc.sm


NZ Artists performing @ CMJ 2012:

Lawrence Arabia
Urbane, literate pop music from one of New Zealand's foremost craft-persons of song.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lawrence-Arabia

Shows: Tues 16 Oct, (le) Poisson Rouge, 6.30pm - Thurs 18 Oct, Alphabet Lounge, 7pm

Tom Lark
Tom Lark emerged out of the after shock of the Christchurch Earthquake when the disaster crushed their recording studio and melted their laptops. The band took to their bedrooms where they created sunlight starved tunes composed in musty jungle like surroundings.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TomLarkMusic

Shows: Tues 16 Oct, (le) Poisson Rouge, 6pm - Wed Oct 17, Trash Bar, 11pm

Popstrangers
Popstrangers are Joel Flyger, Adam Page and David Larson, three native New Zealanders who make “pop” music that’s hard-driving, punk-influenced and sonically inimitable. Their debut album is scheduled for release in early 2013.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/popstrangers

Shows: Tues 16 Oct, (le) Poisson Rouge, 7.30pm - Thurs Oct 18, Cameo Gallery, 10pm

Ghostwave
The Ghost Wave sound finds itself somewhere between the Flying Nun bands of the 80s, the British explosion of the 1960s and the wayfaring dubs of Lee "Scratch" Perry. Sunny, loud, and laid back...

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ghostwave

Shows: Tues 16 Oct, (le) Poisson Rouge, 7pm - Fri 19 Oct, Knitting Factory, 10pm - Sat 20 Oct, Swat Bar, time tbc

Die! Die! Die!
Hailing from New Zealand’s iconic music city, Dunedin, founding Die! Die! Die! members Andrew Wilson and Michael Prain cut their teeth in the live music scene playing in noise bands and going on to form the band in 2003. Die! Die! Die! have always given their all at every show - the result being a band that brings persistent ferocity and energy to live performances.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/diediedieband

Shows: Tues 16 Oct, (le) Poisson Rouge, 8pm - Tues 16 Oct, Trash Bar, 11pm

Six60
RCRD LBL said about Six60, “Blending rock with dubstep and other electronic sounds du jour and innovative combination of musical styles.”

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Six60

Shows: Tues 16 Oct, (le) Poisson Rouge, 8.30pm - Wed 17 Oct, Fat Baby, 10pm

Kimbra
Originating from Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra has been performing her jazz-inflected pop since she was 14. Rolling Stone said this of her debut album "Vows gives R&B a wacky art-rock spin, with a cappella vocal chorales mutating into sumptuous funk pop".

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kimbramusic

Shows: Fri Oct 19, Webster Hall, 8pm - Sat Oct 20, Webster Hall, 8pm

Opossom
Opossom is the brainchild of former Mint Chick Kody Nielson. The Fire Records album 'Electric Hawaii' is a CMJ Top 30 hit and has seen critics including NY Times Jon Pareles and UK magazines Uncut, Mojo and NME all raving about its unique mix of psychedelic fun.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/OPOSSOM

Shows: Thurs Oct 18, Pianos, 9pm - Thurs Oct 18, Bar Matchless, time tbc - Sat Oct 20, Public Assembly, time tbc - Sat Oct 20, Pianos, time tbc.

Watch the NZ@CMJ promo video here

outwardsoundnz.com


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