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Sunday, October 26, 2008

CMJ Week At A Glance

[goodbye blue monday, see you soon]

Thanks to all who came out for FMLY's Breakfast of Champions. It was a beautiful day with some beautiful people and big ups to Itaru from Rumspringa for getting out of jail on time to play the show! We opened with Savoir Adore who rocked the performance art space in the back of Goodbye Blue Monday. Up next DD/MM/YYYY got everyones blood pumping with one of the most high energy sets I have seen all week. Nick Jozwiak took that vibe and created an improvisational set of loops, distortion and some of the most beautiful vibrations that have ever penetrated my ears. After Nick I performed a new set, my 30 minute Ninjasonik "Art School Girls" remix, filled with some Super Mash Bros, DJDT and the largest joint circle on this side of the calendar. Stay tuned for the "Art School Girls" video release party that I'll be playing at. After that the night took a small break to welcome DJ Teenwolf of Ninjasonik spinning some exclusive unheard tracks that he has been working on with Blaqstarr. The Hood Internet took to the decks blasting classics for the party animals in the house. Rumspringa went on shortly after and rocked a full house of fans to their knees. I definitely learned that drinking straight Tequila on stage is badass, the fans love it and that you should ALWAYS share. The night ended with Ninjasonik who played to a crowd of first timers and in the chaos of "Tight Pants," Cameron in an Obama mask and a surprise collaboration of Ninjasonik and Rumspringa (watch out Youtube!), FMLY's B of C proved to NY that we can take on CMJ week...bring it SXSW!

We have plenty of surprises in store for the future including our just announced show at the Knitting Factory on November 29 with Subtle (anticon) and Zach Hill (of Hella). Subtle's ExitingARM is a fucking fantastic album that should be on everyones shelf alongside Zach's Astrological Straits. Both of these artists push the boundaries of their respective genres and if you haven't seen Zach Hill yet...well you're in for a surprise. If you were in NY this week then hopefully you caught Zach playing drums for Marnie Stern, and speaking of Marnie I insist on picking up her latest release, This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That (Kill Rock Stars) - album title inspired by Alan Watts.

In addition to November 29 FMLY is also working on a winter celebration at the Echoplex. Get ready for Snowdayz In LA (I prefer Snowdaze) featuring Daedelus, Busdriver, The Mae Shi, Rumspringa, Fool's Gold and more to be announced.

As T.I. says, there are "Big Things Poppin'" and we couldn't be more excited to share our favorite bands with you. We were even mentioned on the top 40 charts! If you'd like to help out and become an integral role in the FMLY we are looking for inspired writers, iMovie editors and someone who enjoys photography or videocameras to capture the live magic of these performances. If this sounds like something you would be into then please send an email to or with a sample of your writing, photography or video skills. Thanks everyone, we couldn't be doing this if it weren't for your support.

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