photos by Amanda Hatfield & Chris La Putt

Soft Black @ Cake Shop
Soft Black

"A large crowd turned up for Soft Black despite a set time in the middle of the day. For a minute there, we were worried that they wouldn't even have a chance to play; the band's drummer and bassist were missing and Cake Shop was adamant about keeping sets on-time (as another showcase was scheduled that night). Rather than waste time, Cacchione gave the audience a treat, delivering a solo rendition of one of the band's best songs, "Ashtray Christ", followed by a new number, "And I Walked Along" that is set to appear on the band's forthcoming record. Cacchione began the song solo, with the band members (still minus the bassist) joining midstream for maximum impact. By the time the rocking "I Am An Animal" was played, the full band was onstage. Although the set ended too soon (albeit with a great version of "The Girl Who Ate Her Own Heart"), Soft Black's set was undeniably a success." [NYC Taper]

As Bill wrote about NYC Taper's Thursday CMJ day party, "...at Cake Shop, it's the NYC Taper day party, with 12 bands in six hours on one stage, which seems pretty ambitious, but that's what CMJ is all about... First band (Courtesy Tier) is on at 12:30 and if you can't make it, I'm sure all the sets will be up on NYC Taper at some point." So far, you can get Soft Black and The Courtesy Tier. Only 10 more sets to go!

And of those 12 bands, we got pictures (by 2 photographers) of five of them. They continue below...

flyer

Brit and the Cavalry

Brit and the Cavalry

Jounce (by Chris La Putt)

Jounce

Jounce

Jounce

Jounce

Soft Black (by Chris La Putt)

Soft Black

Soft Black

Soft Black

Soft Black

Common Prayer (by Amanda Hatfield)

Common Prayer

Common Prayer

Common Prayer

Common Prayer

Common Prayer

Common Prayer

Common Prayer

Common Prayer

Common Prayer

Brit & The Cavalry (by Amanda Hatfield)

Brit and the Cavalry

Brit and the Cavalry

Brit and the Cavalry

Brit and the Cavalry

Brit and the Cavalry

Brit and the Cavalry

Brit and the Cavalry

Brit and the Cavalry

Brit and the Cavalry

Brit and the Cavalry

Unicycle Loves You (by Amanda Hatfield)

Unicycle Loves You

Unicycle Loves You

Unicycle Loves You

Unicycle Loves You

Unicycle Loves You

Unicycle Loves You

Brit and the Cavalry

Brit and the Cavalry