Ok so ever since I can remember the CMJ Festival, I would peruse the listing of bands playing and for one reason or another would never recognize any of them. Now I do understand its a showcase of emerging artists, so chances of my having heard them before is slim. HOWEVER, after the fact I always come to find out that bands I DO actually like ALSO performed, but it wasn’t really advertised or promoted. WTF ?!@#$
Ok so that’s my beef with CMJ. However one year I did manage to see Dillinger Escape Plan open up for Ol’ Dirty Bastard (RIP) on a CMJ Showcase. Badass.