Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Women
Women

The marathon, which concluded on Saturday night, was created in 1980 by the weekly college-radio newsletter once called College Music Journal and now known as CMJ New Music Report. It started as a pre-Web way to share information, practical knowledge and contacts among the many do-it-yourself bands discovered and nurtured by noncommercial college radio, groups that at the time were just beginning to create lines of communication between local scenes. [NY Times]

Cake Shop and Pianos are a set of conveniently located neighboring LES venues that each host bands almost non-stop during CMJ week. Throw in the Livng Room, and Ludlow between Stanton and Rivington can be a very efficient area to spend time during the days of the festival. Kyle spent Tuesday at the Pop Tarts party at Cake Shop before heading to Music Hall for the official BV showcase. Among the many bands on the Cake Shop bill were Women who went on to play many more shows throughout the week including the BV one at Knitting Factory on Saturday afternoon/evening. More pictures from Tuesday (10/21) afternoon below...

The Antlers...

The Antlers

The Antlers

The Antlers

The Antlers

The Antlers

Bridges & Powerlines...

Bridges and Powerlines

Bridges and Powerlines

Bridges and Powerlines

Bridges and Powerlines

Kilgore Trout is Dead...

Kilgore Trout is Dead

Kilgore Trout is Dead

Princeton...

Princeton

Princeton

Princeton

Princeton

Women...

Women

Women

Women

Women

Women