CMJames Part 5: What’s in a Venue Name?

When reading about either historic or contemporary shows in New York City, you frequently come across a familiar set of unusual  venue names. I never gave it much thought, chalking it up as a strange cheekiness perhaps. But these names are almost entirely accurate, believe it or not! For example, Brooklyn Night Bizarre is aContinue reading “CMJames Part 5: What’s in a Venue Name?”

CMJames Part 4: Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

A folk, rock and pop hybrid, here The Future Laureates (above) played  The Living Room in Brooklyn last night. A link to the official video for their song “Kingston Blues”,, Below, the loud and rocking Concord America plays their anthem-like music at The Bowery Electric. A link to their video, “So Gay”: Mainland playsContinue reading “CMJames Part 4: Have Your Cake And Eat It Too”

CMJames Part 3: Music Marathon Day 2

One thing that prevails more-so in the music community than other arenas is the sense of camaraderie and community. Just a few examples of this in the Columbia area include the generosity of donors to the Prettier than Matt Kickstarter campaign,  the rally of support for Aaron Graves during his health battle (, and the celebrationContinue reading “CMJames Part 3: Music Marathon Day 2”