BestNewBands.com To Present Showcases At CMJ 2013

New York – BestNewBands.com, the leading website for reviews, news and interviews with emerging recording artists, is presenting two official showcases for this month’s CMJ Music Marathon.  Both concerts will be in Brooklyn; BestNewBands.com’s long-time Brooklyn-based writer curated the lineups, identifying and selecting local talent, led by Nick Cave back-up singer Shilpa Ray, and Caged Animals.

The full lineup features blues-rock singer Shilpa Ray with her unique kind of harmonium punk that borders on theatrical jazz; songwriter Vincent Cacchione’s band Caged Animals; Kissing Is A Crime (featuring members of indie band Soft Black); indie pop band Grand Resort; jangle-psych band Eastern Hollows; indie act Clouty; alternative rock band The Veda Rays; rockers Haybaby; and four-piece shoegaze outfit Surfing.

Shilpa Ray – Photo By Oliver Walker

On October 15, BestNewBands.com will present five bands at Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn).  The lineup: 

8:00 - Clouty

8:45 - Eastern Hollows

9:30 - Grand Resort

10:15 - Kissing Is A Crime

11:00 - Shilpa Ray

Doors open at 7:30.  Tickets are $7 and the first 25 CMJ Music Marathon badge holders are admitted free.  Visit our Facebook event page.

Caged Animals – Photo By Daniel Hodges                  

On October 18, BestNewBands.com will present four bands at The Flat (308 Hooper St., Brooklyn).  The lineup:

8:30 - Surfing

9:15 - The Veda Rays 

10:00 - Caged Animals

10:45 - Haybaby

Doors open at 8.  Tickets are $5; CMJ badge holders in FREE!  Visit our Facebook event page.

Tom Crosthwaite, BestNewBands.com’s Founder and Publisher, said: “We’ve enjoyed covering the CMJ Music Marathon for several years and are very excited to take it to the next step by working with them to bring some great new talent to local audiences.”

Greg Brodsky, BestNewBands.com’s Chief Marketing Officer, said: “Presenting concerts with a great, established event like CMJ is a perfect fit for us, as we continue to grow the BNB brand.”

Kelly Knapp, BestNewBands.com’s Brooklyn-based writer and mixtape editor, said: “I’m definitely excited to be putting on these two official showcases for CMJ, which has been a publication I subscribed to, a festival I’ve attended and written about for the past several years, and now my own first official foray into curating lineups of bands I believe in.”

About BestNewBands.com

Since 2011, BestNewBands.com has been writing about the world’s top new music artists, including The Lumineers, Alabama Shakes, Grouplove, Ellie Goulding and Of Monsters And Men. Our staff has written well over 3,000 album and concert reviews, interviews, features, and on-the-ground festival coverage, along with mixtapes, premieres and contests.

About CMJ 2013

CMJ Music Marathon, October 15-19, is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. For five nonstop days and nights, CMJ features over 1,400 live performances in more than 80 of New York City’s greatest nightclubs and theaters.  CMJ also presents over 100 informative conference events with renowned speakers, an Entertainment Business Law Seminar and College Day, programmed especially for college and non-commercial radio programmers.