Luv Luv Luv and Hate Hate Hate decided to head over to New York to CMJ - we had a blast but happy to be home of course, a few pounds heavier, livid (massive portions).
Before we get to the photos, here are the top bands that we saw over the few days of CMJ (in alphabetical order), CLICK on the names to find more information.
The above bands were our favourites - check them out!!
Onto the photos….
We arrived before the festival so decided to get down to Coney Island and enjoy some rides and Nathan’s hotdogs and generally be a bit touristy.
We’re here!!! Hey New York, with your massively tall amazing buildings
Music industry out in force in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Thought i’d include this as its quite cute and was a bit weird coming across 10 dogs in a window. How much is that doggy in the window with the hoody?
Wednesday night was showcase night! FUN FUN FUN. Below is the poster. It was a really great night, heaving with gig goers. Yuck were slightly late as their flight was delayed and then they lost their peddles which were in the venue the whole time. Eagulls were our faves, excluding Hate Hate Hate’s Theo Verney, obviously.
We went All American and went to the Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat basketball. It was sooo fun, the most American thing ever, hip hop and basketball, hot dogs and beer.
Our lovely friend Matthew Hitt who plays in Drowners, they played, definitely check them out
Came across this record shop, Second Hand Rose Music, its a must visit for record lovers, packed from top to bottom.
Oh, we were lucky enough to stubble across the latest Banksy project.
We went to watch our old pal, Ryan Jarman (from The Cribs) new project, Exclamation Pony . Very different to Cribs, but fun to watch.
We couldnt go to New York and not see Blood Orange. A fantastic show of course. Got down and danced.
After the Blood Orange show, we somehow managed to find a $7 limo, bargain.
CMJ came to an end, and slightly exhausted from gigging, eating, walking, drinking, smoking, we decided to go upstate for a little rest. Came across this spooky town, called Sharon Springs, if youre ever in the Catskills go visit it, eerie!
We couldnt have gone upstate and not visited Woodstock, we didnt actually see the site, but the town was really cool and had a couple of great thrift stores, and loads of tie dye.
Oh hai London!! Back we are. Such a good trip with tonnes of good music.