If you didn’t know, the CMJ Music Marathon takes over New York City in just a couple of weeks. It’s kind of a big deal. A few big bands plan on showing their faces — namely, Phoenix, Ghostface Killah, and Devotchka — while a number of the hottest names in the music scene today follow ’em (e.g. Surfer Blood, The Drums, Wild Nothing, Neon Indian, etc.). Yes, for one week, starting October 19th and ending on the 23rd, the Big Apple becomes a clusterfuck of music. But while grumpy New York natives might complain as they’re wedged next to a handful of sweaty hipsters on the MTA, most, if not all, of you should be grinning from ear to ear. It’s your party, you can sweat and smell and bash other bands if you want to – capeche?
Enter: Consequence of Sound.
Given our adoration of music festivals, it only makes sense that we’re involved — even somewhat. That’s why we hooked up with our friends over at The Syndicate, and decided to be a media sponsor for what will undoubtedly be the most-talked about party of the week.
Returning attendees may recognize it’s name. It’s called the Conflict of Interest party, and this year, The Syndicate put together one hell of a line up. Sponsored by Comedy Central, who will be pushing Nick Swardson’s upcoming show, Pretend Time, the bill features not only music, but some comedy, as well. The line up includes: Nada Surf, Reggie Watts, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Bo Burnham, Oh Land, and Kitten. The whole shebang goes down at Rebel NYC on Monday, October 18th at 7 p.m.. What’s more, it’s free!
Excited? You should be. There’s more.
In addition to all the music and laughs, the event plans to focus on Bob Dylan’s forthcoming sets for his Original Mono Recordings and The Witmark Demos, Bootleg Series Volume 9, which attendees will have a chance to win. If you’re really feeling the Bobby D, there will also be some karaoke in another room, where you can try your hand at “Subterranean Homesick Blues”. Good luck.
So let’s round this up:
What: Conflict of Interest Party
When: Monday, October 18th, 7:00 p.m.
Who: Nada Surf, Reggie Watts, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Bo Burnham, Oh Land, and Kitten
Where: Rebel NYC, 251 W. 30th Street, New York City, NY
Why: Because it’s sponsored by us, because you can win free Bobby D, and because Monday night’s the new Wednesday night.
Sound kosher to you? RSVP. Now!
8:15-8:40 Oh Land
9:00-9:20 Bo Burnham
9:40-10:05 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
10:20-10:40 Reggie Watts
11:00-12:00 Nada Surf