Forest Fire, a Brooklyn band, play a kind of disembodied folk, which isn’t served by the mix so much as it is magnified, achieving dimensional violence. Lead singer Mark Thresher ambles softly around, compliments the crowd intimately (“I just came all over everything,” addressing his accumulation of sweat), seems to disappear in the size and depth of things.
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You might read all of these tweets and status updates and feel excited and attempt to assemble a CMJ ‘plan of attack’ for yourself and your friends. The official CMJ website seeks to facilitate this by implementing a ‘schedule builder’ so that you can put all the bands you are theoretically going to see into one schedule so you will always know where to go for which ‘act.’
I don’t even really understand what CMJ is. All I know is that every October, New York gets inundated with new bands and everyone gets super stressed out. People tell me things like, “Oh God, CMJ is back. I’m going to be so busy for the next week. It’s going to be insane.”