|Photo by Erik Hess|
|Communist Daughter at the Lyn-Lake Festival, earlier this year.|
The CMJ Music Marathon is a yearly underground music assault on New York (and Brooklyn too), and several performers with local ties are making the trip out to the East Coast. Much like South by Southwest, CMJ has a huge industry component attached to the glut of semi-discovered talent lurking in pretty much any place that can call itself a venue. As an ex-intern can attest, it's definitely not a race, it's a marathon.
Nestled amidst the many tempting offerings (including Solid Gold and Bloodnstuff also in the mix) is a showcase backed by Radio K and City Pages featuring a team of well-traveled musicians. Communist Daughter, Har Mar Superstar, Sean Anonymous with Dream Crusher, Enemy Planes, and Me and My Arrow are all taking part. We heard from M&MA's Brian McDonough, who helped organize the showcase. His thoughts on returning to New York and the lineup schedule follow.