Communist Daughter tops City Pages & Radio K's CMJ Music Marathon 2012 showcase

Communist Daughter at the Lyn-Lake Festival, earlier this year.
Communist Daughter at the Lyn-Lake Festival, earlier this year.
Photo by Erik Hess

The CMJ Music Marathon is a yearly underground music assault on New York (and Brooklyn too), and several performers with local ties are making the trip out to the East Coast. Much like South by Southwest, CMJ has a huge industry component attached to the glut of semi-discovered talent lurking in pretty much any place that can call itself a venue. As an ex-intern can attest, it's definitely not a race, it's a marathon.

Nestled amidst the many tempting offerings (including Solid Gold and Bloodnstuff also in the mix) is a showcase backed by Radio K and City Pages featuring a team of well-traveled musicians. Communist Daughter, Har Mar Superstar, Sean Anonymous with Dream Crusher, Enemy Planes, and Me and My Arrow are all taking part. We heard from M&MA's Brian McDonough, who helped organize the showcase. His thoughts on returning to New York and the lineup schedule follow.

"The upcoming NYC trip, I'm looking forward to playing with two different acts at the same festival (Me and My Arrow & Sean Anonymous w/ Dream Crusher)," he says. "Me and My Arrow is touring out there and then the rest of Dream Crusher, Sean Anonymous, and Lizzo are going to meet up with us in NYC for the showcases. It's going to make for an interesting schedule because it means I have four shows on Friday.

This is the fifth year in a row that Me and My Arrow has performed at CMJ, and with other tour stops in New York, McDonough is starting to get to know the city pretty well. Expect to see him at Vanessa's Dumpling House in the Lower East Side.

Radio K / City Pages CMJ Showcase!

1:00 a.m. Communist Daughter
12:00 a.m. Har Mar Superstar
11:15 p.m. Me and My Arrow
10:30 p.m. American Royalty (Los Angeles)
9:45 p.m. Lightning Love (Ypsilanti, MI)
9:00 p.m. Los Encantados (Brooklyn)
8:15 p.m. Sean Anonymous w/ Dream Crusher
7:30 p.m. Enemy Planes

Wednesday, October 17 at The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street, New York. 7 p.m. Doors | $8 Cover | Free w/ CMJ Badge

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