It’s been so long since I posted anything that I hardly could navigate the slightly altered look of Tumblr. I’m now a verified Pinterest user, which is where I am most of the time these days so find me there under @Sarah Bibi. Perhaps I’ll find my way back here soon.
I should probably stop reading Rachel Eakley’s Tumblr.
Last night Sinkane rocked Brooklyn Bowl’s Local X Local show with support from Pegasus Warning and Zongo Junction. It was a particularly special show as it also marked the band’s LP release. Click the link above for more of my pictures on Brooklyn Vegan. Can’t wait to see these guys get huge.
Shall We Slowdance?
As I mentioned in my previous post, I had been hearing the buzz about a local Brooklyn band called Slowdance throughout CMJ this year. I caught their set at the Inland Empire showcase at Union Pool on the final night of the marathon. I too, was enamored.
Can you believe I’ve never seen a show at Union Pool? I never realized this till CMJ assigned me a showcase at the venue. Happily, I was able to shoot the buzziest of bands, Sinkane on Ahmed’s own day of birth and at their last of no less than five CMJ performances. Slowdance, (also Brooklyn-based), played a stellar dancey set, and surpassed all the rave whisperings I had heard over the past week. Weeknight and We Can’t Enjoy Ourselves also performed. (I think they enjoyed themselves). Photos of the other sets coming soon!
Since I like puns, this post’s title is a play on words, inspired by local band Ambassador’s single “Unconsolable.” I posted a link to their unsettling yet phenomenal music video a couple weeks ago and was lucky enough to catch their set at No Pulp Music’s afternoon showcase yesterday at Arlene’s Grocery. Spending time with the ladies of No Pulp was perfect consolation for missing all my all of CMJ due to illness. You can see a badly filmed video clip of Ambassador’s performance on YouTube.
I also caught American Authors (pictured directly above) and the fabulously mesmerizing Catey Shaw (below). Quick! Someone sign that lady!
Favorite live show discovery of CMJ 2012 thus far? Conveyor! Conveyor! This Brooklyn band has been on my radar for a while now and I was determined to catch one of their many (seven!) live shows at CMJ this year after including them in my Brokelyn guide to free CMJ. I’ve been pretty sick since Tuesday which has made it hard to fulfill my assignments for CMJ, let alone fit in the extra sets I was hoping to catch. Today was the first day my body began to mend and I was able to stop by nearby venue Spike Hill for the Lovely Hearts Paper Garden Record Showcase. The men of Conveyor convey (ahem) a wonderful energy and I promise next time, when I’m feeling better, I’ll tear up the dance floor.
I’ve spent the past week compiling a list of free official and unofficial CMJ 2012 shows for you badgeless folks out there. Check it out on Brokelyn!
Who’s excited for CMJ 2012 and keeps refreshing the schedule page nonstop? This girl! Did I mentioned I’m shooting as an official CMJ photographer this year? I have no idea what to expect. No Pulp brings Ambassadors to Arlene’s on Saturday of CMJ too, so you’ll get to check them out in person. Here’s a shot I snapped at Ambassadors’ set during No Pulp’s 2010 CMJ showcase.
Drummer Steals The Show
If you must work on Yom Kippur, watch this. Starts out slow but keep watching or skip to a minute in. So worth the wait.
Why, yes, I am reblogging a leaked post but these are my favorite TV Guide Magazine covers of all time. (Really, just focus on Downton Abbey). I pee every time I look at it. On stands now, y’all!
It’s official! CMJ has announced the first round of artists that will be performing in 2012. A party was held at Mercury Lounge last night to celebrate with performances by Sinkane and Tan Lines. Let’s just say, I danced a little.
A Photo Editor’s Dream Job: Muppet Magazine
I completely forgot about Muppet Magazine, a quarterly that was only published between 1983 and 1989. The best part of this publication was the centerfold tear out poster. Can you even imagine the cover shoots?!
Since I happen to be a packrat, I’m positive that my copies still exist somewhere in my parent’s house in Pennsylvania. I’m on a mission to find them. Thanks to a friend on Facebook, I was reminded that the magazine existed and was happy to find that thumbnails of all the covers can be found on Muppet Wiki. Jennifer Connelly, guys!