Posted in music on October 7, 2008

Jens Lekman

Tickets go on sale at noon for the official BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase.

People keep asking (for good reason) why Jens Lekman is listed as "singing DJ Jens Lekman". The short answer is because that's how he asked to be listed. The long answer is that when I got the idea that Jens might be around to play a show and asked him to play, I didn't expect him to say yes, but he did, BUT he could only play the show solo, AND he said it will be a "singing DJ" set. My main concern was that there was "singing". As long as Jens sings, I know it'll be good. Someone else close to the situation assured me that he's done this before and "it went great". Regardless, I was still pushing to get an official description of what it will be and this is the best I could get: "he is djing a bit, and he is singing a bit. A Singing DJ." It's Jens, so I think it's going to be great which will come after great sets by Passion Pit, Ponytail, Emmy the Great, The Sammies, and a really special, special guest. I'm sure Jens will also warm up the crowd properly for the late-night set by The Phenomenal Handclap Band. $15 tickets at Ticketmaster. Limited CMJ badges will be admitted.

Check out an Emmy The Great video below...

Emmy The Great - Easter Parade

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Comments (12)

will this sell out by 1pm...

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 11:19 AM

I'm really curious about the special guest. I just hate how late CMJ shows run.

Posted by michaelways | October 7, 2008 11:25 AM

sleepyhead

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 11:41 AM

haha good one.

Posted by michaelways | October 7, 2008 12:03 PM

this is a really fun show. thank u BV.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 12:24 PM

not souled out by 1247.

Posted by josh | October 7, 2008 12:24 PM

I can't wait!

Posted by Rude Bear | October 7, 2008 12:57 PM

Erlend Øye has been a singing DJ as well.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 1:33 PM

Erlend Oye rules... when is he coming back to NYC for a DJ gig?

Posted by picco pikachu | October 7, 2008 5:39 PM

When are the less official events going to be announced?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2008 3:42 PM

Many official and unofficial events have already been announced. Cake Shop posted their afternoon and evening shows for the entire CMJ week at their site on Tuesday for instance.

Not sure why BV hasn't posted about all of the CMJ announcements that were made this week. Maybe because there still seem to be plenty of tickets left for his event.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2008 4:20 PM

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