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NEWS : FRI, SEP 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Sub Pop & Hardly Art Present “Mutual Depreciation” at CMJ (Oct. 15th)

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On October 15th, Sub Pop and Hardly Art will hedge our collective bets and double down for “Mutual Depreciation”: A 2015 CMJ Showcase featuring Protomartyr, S, Mass Gothic, The Gotobeds, Strange Wilds and comedian Jon Benjamin at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY.

This event is open to the public and all ages - with tickets available for $12, both in advance and at the door.  Details:

Sub Pop & Hardly Art Present
Mutual Depreciation : A 2015 CMJ Showcase
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
All Ages / $12 adv/door




Mass Gothic:

The Gotobeds:

Strange Wilds:

UPDATE 10/2/15:  We’re pleased to announce that comedian Jon Benjamin has been added to the “Mutual Depreciation” lineup!

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, OCT 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop & Hardly Art Invade CMJ Tonight


ATTN NEW YORK: Sub Pop and Hardly Art are bringing Protomartyr, Obits, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Luluc, Gem Club, and S to the Knitting Factory Brooklyn this very evening, the 23rd of October. Doors at 8. This show poster is proof.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

FRI, OCT 4, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Sub Pop + Broadist + Dr. Martens Bring You: GET-UPs & GET DOWN CMJ MIXER


Headed to town for CMJ? Already thinking about what to pack? At once inspired by the endless cutie parade and shocked by the disproportionate gender ratio at shows? We have things in common.

Opt for a change of both scenery and gender balance, and revitalize your closet (or suitcase, for visitors) at GETUPs & GET DOWN. DJ sets from Dum Dum Girls and THEESatisfaction will light up the room for a vintage clothing swap from Broadist, swag and drinks from Sub Pop, and a chance to get your hands on some Dr. Martens from… well, you know. More details below!

Wednesday 10/16 – 6 to 9 PM – 21+

Good Co. – 10 Hope Street, Brooklyn NY 11211


DeeDee of Dum Dum Girls

Stas of THEESatisfaction

Vintage Swap:

Bring 2-3 fall/winter garments you’re done wearing but which still deserve a new, loving home. In this like-minded crowd, you’re bound to make awesome trades. All sizes welcome! Our only request is that you bring your select finest goods to share.

Kindly anticipate drinks, hugs, vinyl, dancing, more estrogen than most, boots, and all your wildest dreams coming true. More details every day.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, OCT 8, 2012 at 8:01 AM

AVAILABLE TODAY: Releases from METZ / King Tuff / Total Control

METZ’s debut album, aptly titled METZ is out today on CD and on the fidelity-maximizing vinyl LP format. The CD and LP are also available to be bundled with one of two new METZ t-shirts. Pick up your copy of METZ.

Watch the brand new video for “Wet Blanket” from METZ, which premiered on today:

For a limited time only, we’re also streaming the Full Album Stream for METZ over on our SoundCloud channel.

The Canadian noise maestros will also be playing the Sub Pop Showcase at 2012’s CMJ. For more information, click this word.

October 9th also brings us two new seven-inch singles from King Tuff and Total Control.

Stream Total Control

Stream King Tuff

King Tuff: Twitter / Facebook / Website / Sub Pop Artist Page

Total Control: Facebook / BandCamp / Blog Sub Pop Artist Page

METZ: Twitter / Facebook / Website / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : TUE, SEP 11, 2012 at 4:49 AM

Sub Pop Goes to CMJ : Octrocktober 2012

That’s right folks! Sub Pop is coming to The Big Apple to partake in the College Music Journal musical festivities. We will celebrate this year with a showcase in the vibrant borough of Brooklyn at The Knitting Factory on October 18th. The eclectic lineup for our Octrocktober Celebration is as follows:

Debo Band 8 PM
Daughn Gibson 8:50 PM
Poor Moon 9:40 PM
METZ 10:30 PM
King Tuff 11:20 PM
Pissed Jeans 12:10 AM

*Doors are at 7 PM and this show is 18+ for the first time in years! Young music directors, that means you can finally experience an official Sub Pop showcase. Hooray! Go here to buy tickets.

What people are saying about the bands:

Debo Band:
“The Boston-based band Debo Band gives the psychedelic music heard on the Ethiopiques collections a high-spirited revamp,” -Village Voice (Live review, 2012)

Daughn Gibson:
“All Hell is a subtly clever record that pits one type of music that strongly evokes one era— here, country music— against another, namely this decade’s sample-heavy culture. Gibson does a lot of questioning within that framework, both seriously and tongue-in-cheek. All of that makes for a rewarding record to think about, and to intellectualize, but All Hell wouldn’t be nearly so fun to listen to if it weren’t for Gibson’s ear for melody. His thick baritone breezes confidently over the songs, lassoing hook after hook, redeeming his burnt-out characters through song.” – Pitchfork (Album review of All Hell, 2012)

Poor Moon:
“These songs are gutsier in their arrangements, more surefooted in the songwriting, and more certain of the band’s identity.” – Pitchfork (Album review Poor Moon LP, 2012)

“On their debut, Metz roll up the lurch of post-rock, the jagged flicker of post-punk, and the fist-pump chant-alongs of hardcore, into a concentrated clump of chaos.” – Spin (5 Best New Artists for August, 2012)

King Tuff:
King Tuff finds Thomas leaving the garage for soaring, unbridled pop accessibility— the first track, after all, is called “Anthem”. His drawling hooks are variously dedicated to provoking physical movement or singing bratty lines about breaking the rules, bumming around, not giving a shit, and other charming, unapologetic matters of youth. (Overlooked Records, 2012) – Pitchfork

Pissed Jeans:
“There’s a blunt but effective wit at work here, pressed into the service of misanthropy.” – New York Times

Sub Pop:
“Were not the best, but were pretty good.” – Sub Pop Records

Posted by Sasha Morgan

FRI, OCT 14, 2011 at 4:28 AM

Guess what!


Dum Dum Girls are headlining the Sub Pop/Hardly Art 2011 CMJ Showcase this coming Thursday, Oct 20 at The Mercury Lounge in New York City.

Tickets for the show are SOLD OUT but badge holders should have no problem getting in as long as you show up EARLY.

See below for set times for Lame Fest II Eclectic Boogaloo

Dum Dum Girls – 1am
J Mascis – 12am
Still Corners – 11pm
Memoryhouse – 10pm
Jacuzzi Boys – 9pm
Gem Club – 8pm
XRay Eyeballs – 7pm

Doors – 6:30pm

“‘Only in Dreams,’ the second Dum Dum Girls album, seethes with a beautiful, raging confidence, louder and fuller than anything they’ve done before, and better than the onetime peers they’re leaving behind. These lush and reverb-thick songs are ambitious and pointed about subjects that often drag: leaving, wasting away, aching.” – New York Times (Only in Dreams album review, 2011)

Other shows our bands are playing at CMJ:

Wednesday – October 19th

Still Corners
Under the Radar party
Public Assembly (front room)
70 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
TIME: 4:10 – 4:40 PM

Still Corners
Apple Store
401 W 14th Street, New York City, NY 10014
TIME: 8:20

Still Corners
The FIXED CMJ Freakout!
Public Assembly (front room)
70 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

Thursday – October 20th

Dum Dum Girls
KEXP Live @ Ace Hotel
20 W. 29th Street
New York City, NY 10001
TIME: 2:30 PM

Memoryhouse DJ Set
CJLO hosted Medium Rotation CMJ Mixer
232 E 9th Street
New York, NY
TIME: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Dum Dum Girls
Above Allen @ Thompson LES
Thompson LES
190 Allen Street

Friday – October 21st

6DB Unofficial CMJ Showcase
The Studio at Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
TIME: 1:05-1:35pm

Dum Dum Girls
Bowery/Ground Control CMJ Showcase
Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002

Yours Truly CMJ Showcase
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Saturday – October 22nd

AAM Showcase
The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
TIME: 3:15-3:45

Posted by Bekah Zietz