View Full Version : Music Tapes CMJ Merge Showcase

A.M. Thomas
10-23-2008, 12:43 PM
Merge Records Showcase on Saturday, October 25th @ Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St. on the corner of Ave. A & Houston
CMJ Badges welcome and Tickets to our showcase are $15 and available at the door only.

The Music Tapes : 8 pm
Wye Oak : 9 pm
Portastatic : 10 pm
The Broken West : 11 pm
The Rosebuds : 12 am
Oakley Hall : 1 am

I really want to go to this, but, of course, I don't have a CMJ pass.

I'm going to try and get tickets at the door. I really hope it works out.

Is anyone else going who doesn't have a pass?

10-26-2008, 01:49 PM
did anyone go?? i tried but i just couldnt pull off going to nyc for this.

im sad i missed it.

10-26-2008, 01:56 PM
if i would have known portastatic was playing i would have considered going. i just never really bothered to look into it.

A.M. Thomas
10-26-2008, 04:13 PM
did anyone go?? i tried but i just couldnt pull off going to nyc for this.

im sad i missed it.

Hey, I went. It was great! Scott Spillane, Laura Carter, Nesey Gallons, etc. I'm terrible at remembering setlists, but stand-outs were "Death to Parents," "An Orchestration's Overture," and "Aliens." He also played (at least) two new songs. The only bummer about the show was that I wish there would have been more Music Tapes fans in attendance. Instead, I felt that there were too many "industry insiders," which CMJ shows tend to attract.

I have pictures and videos that I'll post soon enough.

10-26-2008, 04:26 PM
According to his setlist:

Takeshi & Elijah
Television Tells Us
Song For Parents
A Singing Saw Sings
Big Beautiful Shops
Manafest Destiny

10-26-2008, 06:18 PM
song for parents

did he use the bouncing ball?!

A.M. Thomas
10-26-2008, 08:46 PM
did he use the bouncing ball?!


10-26-2008, 09:52 PM
he also kicked my friend in the throat, it was intense to see Julian so full of rage.

10-26-2008, 09:53 PM

10-27-2008, 05:02 PM
i spent the evening looking after all my friends' bags in grand central. it was an unfortunate night to be under 21.