Posted in music | pictures on October 25, 2010

photos by Andrew St. Clair

the Blow's Khaela Maricich
The Blow

"Sometimes I feel like when I do the moves," the Blow's Khaela Maricich says toward the end of the night, dancing in front of a rapt audience at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, "certain members of the audience look at me like they could have me." She pauses a beat. "Could they have me? No." It's the most subtly bold audience confrontation I've ever seen someone attempt at CMJ, and it comes directly after the Screaming Females's Marissa Paternoster has just pretty much lit the stage on fire at the same venue, and there were probably people wondering about having her too. Now, hopefully, they're not. These are the acts that CMJ needs far more than they need CMJ, that we need far more than they need us. It restores your faith in this process, watching people do it right.
[Village Voice]
Thanks to all the ticket and badge holders who stopped by the sold out BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase on Thursday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and to the bands: Young Man, Suuns, Screaming Females (who should be headlining Webster Hall, not playing third on a bill at MHOW though I am very happy they did), The Blow, and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

Both Young Man and Suuns were a treat for those that got there early. I felt bad for the Blow a little, playing her one-woman show after the assault that was the Screaming Females, but naturally Khaela was not phased and did her thing on stage to the lovers, the haters and the confused alike. The Pains ended the night right with their sweet and shoegazey indie pop, two new songs included.

More pictures from the night, below...

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Comments (21)

You know you're getting old when you could give two shits about the "CMJ" and the new and hip bands playing. All that matters is Sheer Terror and Breakdown the end of November.

This went over the heads of 99.99999% of the dorks on this site.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 12:16 PM

thank god I'm too old to give a shit about CMJ.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 12:37 PM

14-year-olds who get to shows nine hours early and sit sullenly with their back to the stage through ten bands while they wait for their favorite to come on are particularly annoying types of concert effluvia.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 12:57 PM

Pains of Being Pure at Heart = overrated doesn't begin to describe

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 12:58 PM

I wonder if you could hear the music over the crickets?

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 1:11 PM

The bill you put together was very good BV. The Blow and Screaming Femmes were especially great. Thank you <3

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 1:13 PM

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 1:16 PM

Fuck off, 1:16. I'm sorry she's more successful than you.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 1:20 PM

I would have it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 1:20 PM

@12:16 thanks for the input

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 1:24 PM

So young enthusiastic people suck. And caring about music sucks. But being anything approaching 30 or--God help us--not being physically perfect also sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 1:34 PM

I would rather wait till the band in question tours so I can pay for a ticket to their show. Why pay less when I can afford to pay more?

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 2:16 PM

you know you're getting old when you don't care about old hardcore bands playing...

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 3:12 PM

Re. the Blow's quote at the top of the article - i don't actually want to 'have her'. She looks like (if i may quote a phrase) the skeleton of Meryl Streep who just robbed an American Apparel store. Fuck these hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 3:49 PM

BV can you post the Loft party pics? thanks

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 6:02 PM

That chic looks hummus deficient. The proof is in her skn tone from lack of omega 3s which as you know are abundant in the chickpea.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 6:16 PM

Worship the Chickpea

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 8:38 PM

Not one person in those photos looks like they'd be able to change a tire.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2010 12:03 AM

that's what tour managers are for 12:03

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2010 12:44 AM

I can change your tire... get it?

Posted by Scantastck! | October 27, 2010 10:26 AM

this looks like a high school talent show

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 3:32 AM

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