CMJ Music Marathon
Cool new music from from Houston, Liverpool, Melbourne and New York was at the heart of our fourth annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase, FUV Live at CMJ 2015, on October 13th at Rockwood Music Hall, featuring The Suffers, Fraser A. Gorman, Martin Courtney, and Hooton Tennis Club.
FUV Live at CMJ with The Suffers (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)
CMJ blazed through our lives last week, bringing 1300 bands into 80 New York City venues for innumerable showcases (including FUV Live at CMJ with Horse Thief, Son Little, Elle King and Happyness). The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali and Kara Manning set out to see as many bands as they could and report on the highlights of a dizzying five day marathon.
Elle King has a voice that cannot be ignored. It’s raspy, it’s sexy, it’s confident... It’s a VOICE, which feels like it requires all caps. Elle is also charming, funny, warm and engaging, and as she proved at our FUV Live at CMJ showcase, she is a talent to be reckoned with.
One of the main objectives of the CMJ Music Marathon (and WFUV for that matter) is to expose new music talent, and Son Little is a great example of that mission. Although he has lent his voice to The Roots and RJD2, Philadelphia's Aaron Livingston is still relatively unknown for his work as Son Little. He has only released three singles so far, but based on the strength of his songs and now an EP, Things I Forgot, released this fall, we are confident that Son Little's name will soon be much more widely known.