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Debo Band, MNDR, The Luyas, Dave Hill Live From The Greene Space

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Watch Soundcheck's showcase during the annual CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. With a diverse lineup featuring the Ethiopian funk rock jams of Debo Band, the hypnotic dream pop of The Luyas, the danceable pop grooves of MNDR, it was a night full of exceptional music. Comedian Dave Hill also brought his hilarious blend of raunchy humor and musical talent to the stage. 

The Luyas: CMJ In The Greene Space

The Luyas' hazy pop songs marry vintage keyboards with French horn and other orchestral flourishes, all built around the breathy coo of Jessie Stein. With its latest album, Animator, the Montreal-based band has made its most stirring and hypnotic record yet. The band performs a sterling set as part of our CMJ showcase in The Greene Space. 


Dave Hill: CMJ in The Greene Space

For comedian Dave Hill, the electric guitar is more than an onstage prop. Wailing solos are a hallmark of his stand-up act – and his career with indie bands like Valley Lodge, Cobra Verde and Diamondsnake (Moby’s metal band). He joined us in The Greene Space with his shred-tastic brand of comedy – and a new book of essays called Tasteful Nudes.


MNDR: CMJ In The Greene Space

The New York musician and vocalist MNDR (a.k.a. Amanda Warner) makes party-starting electro-pop. But her debut full length Feed Me Diamonds isn't just about infectious grooves, it's also a reflection on global economics, performance art, and pop culture. MNDR joins us in The Greene Space with her shimmering synth anthems.


Debo Band: CMJ In The Greene Space

Debo Band is a horn-heavy, groove-based band from Boston; but the music they play comes from another place and another time. Namely, "Swinging Addis," as the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa was known in the late 60s and early 70s. Debo Band recreates the so-called Golden Age of Ethiopian pop with a high-octane set that'll have you dancing in no time.


Gig Alert: Bonde do Role

Brazillian electronic band Bonde do Role play Grammercy Theater Saturday night. Download "Bang feat. Das Racist"


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