The CMJ Music Marathon Is Almost Here

Each year in October, College Music Journal puts on a days-long marathon of shows, musical acts, seminars, and films as a showcase for new talent and eagle-eyed labels seeking fresh, exciting talent.

CMJ fills more than 80 of the [NYC's] greatest venues, nightclubs and theaters with over 120,000 fans, music industry professionals, college radio tastemakers, bloggers, press, filmmakers and musicians.

Attendees have access to over 70 panels, seminars, Q&As, nighttime parties, meet and greets, mixers, film premieres, special events and exclusive areas like the Exhibitors’ Loft and Artist Lounge.

This year’s events will take place from October 18 – 22 and will feature over 1,300 acts performing, so go check out the schedule and get your tickets now for this taste-making event de’jour.

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Listen To Rich Discuss ‘Anything, Anything’ Today On WFMU

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At 3pm today, Rich will be on the legendary WFMU (91.1fm) playing records and announcing the new home of Anything, Anything.

From WFMU:

Rich Russo “Anything Anything” 
Wednesday, September 14th, 3pm – 6pm on Irwin’s show 
Rich Russo, host of the commercial free-form music show “Anything Anything,” which aired on the now-defunct WRXP on Sunday nights in New York, will be Irwin’s on-air guest Wednesday afternoon, September 14. Despite its unpredictable mix of genre-surfing, “Anything Anything” was a ratings success on a station with an ill-fated format. Russo is currently stringing together a loose network of affiliates to revive “Anything Anything” simultaneously on both commercial and non-commercial outlets. An admitted admirer of WFMU (with the t-shirts to prove it), Russo got away with airing scratchy vinyl, warped cassettes, and audio ripped from VHS tapes on a commercial rock station. He’ll talk about the rise and fall of WRXP’s “New York rock experience” and about his new venture.

That’s right! bossman is going to announce what stations he’ll be on… on a station that isn’t even going to carry it (crazy)!

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Unsigned Spotlight: Ghost Bunny

Ghost Bunny have been kicking around the NYC rock scene for a while now under various monikers from Dead Rabbit, then to The Rabbits, and now they’ve finally settled on Ghost Bunny just in time for their latest album to hit the presses.

Finally up as a free download on Bandcamp, their self-titled debut is filled with the kind of sharp hooks and melodic vocals one may or may not have expected from a band named after a deceased rabbit.

“Out Of Our Heads” is an immediate standout with it’s clap-a-long beat and infectious guitar-work just begging to become a hit somewhere. “Japanese” showcases well the band’s surf-rock influences and “All Mutants” rages into a fury of a climax with frantic guitars worthy of indeed soundtracking a mutant attack.

Ghost Bunny have come a long way to get to this point and with another album coming, hopefully, sooner rather than later, you’d be wise to keep your eyes (and ears) on them in the coming months.

Download their album for FREE

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