We had a great time, and all the music is still fresh in my mind! Here’s a rundown on the highlights of the rest of my CMJ trip:
My vote for most stimulating band of the fest goes to the humble yet all-encompassing postmodern americana of the great Califone . I made a special effort to make this show, and I’m so glad I did. This band covers so much ground, creatively, without ever sounding contrived or overly intellectual. Well worth checking out on Pandora, and when they come to your town.
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The most interesting band I saw was Pattern is Movement, who play a kind of math-y post-rock that’s somehow both baroque and lean. Their records are delicious sounding as well, produced as they are by the great Scott Solter.
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I was incredibly pleased by the set I heard from piano-chanteuse Casey Dienel. Her songs were like short stories; or like miniature epics, if there could be such a thing. Vivid imagery, great piano playing, humor, and the like… Excellent.
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I also enjoyed:
Willie Mason
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Angela Desveaux
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Pit er Pat
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And finally, much love for the retro-brits in Mohair.
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So many bands, so little time…
until next time!
cheers,
mz

Comments

  1. Roy Reyna
    November 28, 2006 at 1:06pm
    I would like more music from unsighned bands. I like new talent from around the country. Thank You Roy Reyna
    Reply
  2. Andrew Conforti
    November 29, 2006 at 7:23am
    I'm the guy everyone goes to for new tunes and to find stuff they would like. Pandora does a million times a better job than I could ever do. I love it! I would also really love a non-browser based player. It doesn't have to be a standalone app, a yahoo widget or maybe a mini-app for google desktop would be great.
    Reply
  3. sue huggins
    November 29, 2006 at 12:53pm
    Pandora -- the bottomless box o' music... Thank you ! -- srh
    Reply
  4. Amber
    December 01, 2006 at 4:34pm
    ummm... what r we talking about?
    Reply
  5. Evelyn Harre
    December 02, 2006 at 6:42pm
    Hello Pandora and Staff,and especially Tim; I'd like to send my personal Thanks and appreciation for makeing Pandora's box an endlessly satisfying world of enriching musical enjoyment for all that is willing to discover Pandora.Play On Players!!!!!
    Reply
  6. Evelyn Harre
    December 02, 2006 at 6:42pm
    Hello Pandora and Staff,and especially Tim; I'd like to send my personal Thanks and appreciation for makeing Pandora's box an endlessly satisfying world of enriching musical enjoyment for all that is willing to discover Pandora.Play On Players!!!!!
    Reply

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