CMJ Brooklyn Battle of the Bands

On Sunday (June 5th, 2005) I went to the CMJ Battle of the Bands at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, but only stayed for the first two competing bands. Luckily my onsite correspondent had an update waiting for me when I returned home later that evening (that I took 5 days to post)...

"Somehow I stuck it out till the end... the winner was Jessie Diamond and the Thousand, with Faith and Paul Brill as runner-ups. Jessie was the tall blonde in the halter top and short shorts who was enthusiastically dancing to all the other sets. No doubt earned some points with the judges for that, at least the Vice dude. She could sing pretty great, though, too. But the whistler was a total letdown. We thought he'd do like, bird calls and country fair shit, but instead he just whistled along to karaoke tracks of "Sir Duke" and "Summertime" - he even stopped whistling and just SANG for a bit of Summertime!"

And according to Gawker, Jennifer Connelly (who lives in the neighborhood) was there.

CMJ Brooklyn Battle of the Bands

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