CMJ 2013: Hockey, Empress Of + French Horn Rebellion End Fest on a High Note – Exclusive Photos
And so CMJ 2013 comes to a close. It’s been a week packed with the most exciting new musical acts that NYC and the rest of the globe have to offer, and Wild Honey Pie’s Cameo Gallery showcase served as the perfect closing party on Saturday (Oct. 19).
The all-day event saw a dozen bands take to the stage, kicking off with Deidre & the Dark (aka Savoir Adore’s Deidre Muro), followed by the likes of Montreal-based indie pop outfit How Sad and Brooklyn trio Little Daylight, who recently wrapped up supporting Bastille on tour.
NYC-via-Portland’s Hockey also swung by Cameo to play one of their three CMJ shows of the day, and to treat fans to a few hits from their debut album (‘Too Fake’, ‘Work’), as well as some tracks fro their more recent release, ‘Wyeth Is.’ Brooklyn’s Lorely Rodriguez — known as electro-pop act Empress Of — stopped by as well, performing while celebrating her 24th birthday.
But the Act of the Night award — and perhaps even one of the top performances of the week — goes to French Horn Rebellion, who proved that a French horn has every right to be a prominent dance-party feature. Plus, they brought Savoir Adore and Ghost Beach (who played at the Westway last night) on stage for guest vocals and covered the Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me,’ a guaranteed fun song selection.
Check Out Some Exclusive Photos of Day 5 of CMJ 2013: