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CMJ 2013: New Zealand Invades New York City With Showcase [Exclusive Photos]

Liz Ramanand, Diffuser.fm

The week of CMJ is heaven on earth for the New York City music lovers. Last night (Oct. 15) various New Zealand acts rocked the house at Le Poisson Rouge.

Ghost Wave, a five-piece hailing from Auckland, performed tracks from their debut LP ‘Ages.’ The band played with such vigor that one of the members broke a tambourine during the first song. Indie-folk rock group Streets of Laredo, meanwhile, proved a powerhouse, and their eight members delivered massive Mumford and Sons-style music.

Keyboardist, guitarist and singer Eden Mulholland was on the verge of losing his voice, and he even joked that he sounded like Kings of Leon after they’ve taken a long nap. Concert-goers were wide awake, however, as Mulholland managed a soulful and harmonious performance.

Black City Lights brought a dreamy, poetic performance with atmospheric resonance. Singer Julia Catherine Parr and her musical accomplice Calum Robb create melodies not unlike an electro-pop version of Florence and the Machine. Duo Tiny Ruins kicked off the evening with their soft acoustic sounds.

The acts delivered a welcome dash of Kiwi flavor to the annual NYC festival, and ultimately that’s what CMJ is all about: bringing people together through live music.

Check Out Photos of the Bands Who Performed at Le Poisson Rouge:

Ghost Wave:

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Streets of Laredo:

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Eden Mulholland:

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Black City Lights:

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