CMJ can sometimes be a little overwhelming… Don’t miss these acts!




Each tear: a row of stars,
Each pain: a sun.
A Sun that tightens air
And a light that knows not light itself,
That knows but mass,
And by total force
Does eat up the heavens
To fill its maddening sight.
A dainty sum!
Made of mind-sacks that never die,
Of Suns that are always weeping.





Twin Peaks


We like to rock and most certainly love to roll by way of Chicago, IL





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Banoffee is Martha Brown playing keys, synths, and singing.






Alexz Johnson
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Alexz Johnson is an independent Canadian singer/songwriter and actress based in Brooklyn, NY. With a unique, soulful folk-pop sound and passionate songwriting style, she is referred to as a modern-day Stevie Nicks with the vocal style of Aretha Franklin. Her acting success in TV and film as a young adult helped Alexz garner a massive and loyal international fan following. In 2012, she raised over $67,000 through Kickstarter to fund the release of her Skipping Stone EP as well as her sold out North American tour. And in 2014, Alexz’s fans once again showed their support when she raised over $50,000 on PledgeMusic to produce her EP, HEART and head out on her first European tour. Alexz released her full length LP, “Let ‘Em Eat Cake” produced by David Kahne on October 14, 2014.






Little May

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Made up of Liz Drummond, Hannah Field, Annie Hamilton from Sydney and they like to giggle!









PAWS are Phillip, Josh and Ryan.
The band formed in the ashes of a briefly (but passionately) lived “Violent Femme-esque”, Glasgow based band called “A Copenhagen Hope”. After the departure of one of it’s founding members (Nick Anderson) the remaining three friends (Phillip Taylor, Josh Swinney and Matthew Scott) formed PAWS.






Weyes Blood
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Weyes Blood aka Natalie Mering is for lovers!






Mikhael Paskalev
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Mikhael Paskalev makes pop music with a twist and roots in indie and alternative country rock, inspired by names such as Paul Simon, The Shins, Edward Sharpe, The Mamas and the Papas and The Everly Brothers. His songs are recognized by the instrumentation, unusual structures and strong melodies. At times they are shamelessly catchy, but never leave the lovely and raw soundscape in which he and producer wonderkid Joe Wills choses to operate.





Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett is an amazing story teller.








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