Posted in music | pictures on October 18, 2012

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Braids at Pianos, 10/17/2012
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Montreal's Braids played their first of three CMJ week shows yesterday (10/17) at Pianos for the Tell All Your Friends day party. This was NYC's first second taste (they played ATP NY a couple weeks ago) of the the now-trio's new sound that is almost entirely electronic, veering into house, techno and, yes, dubstep. Pictures from their set are in this post.

You have two more chances to see Braids this week, including the BrooklynVegan not-CMJ day party at Public Assembly on Friday (10/19) where they'll headline the front room at 5 PM. Fun starts at noon, and is 100%. Do stop by.

The other show Braids have lined up this week is on Saturday (10/20) at Bowery Ballroom with Weekend, Forma and headliners Wild Nothing. Tickets are still available or you can try and get in with a CMJ badge.

Meanwhile, Blue Hawaii (side project of Braids' Raphaelle Standell-Preston) will be playing some CMJ shows too, including the Sam Mickens CMJ party at Bowery Electric on October 18; the M for Montreal showcase at Arlene's Grocery on October 19;  and the Arbutus Records Showcase at Death by Audio on October 20.

More pictures from Braids' Pianos set are below.

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Comments (10)

If we're being technical, Braids' "new sound" made its "NYC debut" at ATP a few weeks ago.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 1:51 PM

There was nothing dubstep in that music at all. Good for you for recognizing sidechaining but that's not what makes someone dubstep

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 4:22 PM

their first album was good, but whatever this is bores the hell out of me.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 10:46 AM

The Bowery Riots made me forget about all of these sleepy bands that day. That was the main attraction at pianos Wed.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 10:20 PM

Yes! the bowery riots were so good!

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 10:21 PM

braids were amazing...

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2012 5:22 PM

Loved The Bowery Riots too!!!

Posted by Lauren | October 21, 2012 5:42 PM

Theres about maybe 10 interesting metal bands who have been around for a while out 10,000 or so that pop up every 50 mints lately.

Posted by Download Yahoo Messenger | December 10, 2012 8:12 PM

braids grave nyc super great band.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 9, 2013 3:42 PM

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