After a rather busy first day of CMJ, I kicked off day two right with a performance from our buddy Oscar at Pianos, as a part of the Kanine Records day party. It was my first time catching Oscar since he played our very own CMJ at Pianos in 2014, and he had a new band and some new songs to share. I stuck around Pianos a bit more and saw a fun band out of Toronto called Weaves and then the always entertaining Beverly.

I then ran over to the newly opened Berlin to catch sets from both New Myths and Multimagic as a part of the Holy Underground CMJ Showcase. New Myths are based out of New York, and just happen to feature two fellow graduates of Tappan Zee High School. If you’re a regular attendee of live music in New York, you’ve probably either seen them open a show or seen the name around. This is because their fresh and exciting blend of new-wave rock is as sharp as you can get, and goes over real well live. Same can be said for Multimagic, a indie-rock group from Cincinnati who deliver a performance that’s about as fun and joyous as you can hope for. They’re currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album, an album that I hope we have to spin during the upcoming summer months.

From there my night got chaotic in a way that only CMJ (and SXSW) could provide. I got to Santos Party House for the NME + PopGun + House Arrest CMJ Party where I briefly caught sets from Car Seat Headrest, Seratones, Protomartyr, and Downtown Boys.

From there I ran over to Webster Hall to catch a headlining performance from Neon Indian, who shared tracks from his new record Vega Intl. Night School (out via Mom + Pop), a recording that seems to be growing on me more and more.

And if that wasn’t enough, I closed the crazy day with yet another performance from Oscar, this time at Baby’s All Right for the Handsome Dad Records free showcase, that also featured London group Beach Baby.

Day 2 of CMJ certainly lived up to the word marathon.

Find photos from all of the days sets below.

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New Myths at Berlin:

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Car Seat Headrest at Santos Party House:

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Seratones at Santos Party House:

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Protomartyr at Santos Party House:

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Downtown Boys at Santos Party House:

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Oscar at Baby’s All Right:

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Beach Baby at Baby’s All Right:

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