FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Bloom Effect, The City Firm and BANDxCITY Announce World Class Lineup for
Official CMJ Music Marathon International Showcase
New York – BANDxCITY, the curated online resource for discovery of noteworthy emerging
music filtered by city, The Bloom Effect, social media and public relations firm helmed by
industry and festival veteran Fiona Bloom, and The City Firm, crossover creative consulting firm
founded by Laura O’Reilly, together present the Official CMJ International Showcase, IMPORT/
EXPORT: SOUND ART CLASH, on the 19th of October 2012 from 7-11 p.m. at DROM.
Attendance is free with CMJ badge or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and is limited to
21 and over.
The event will feature performances from 10 of the world’s prominent emerging artists, half
from hometown New York, and the other half traveling from various locations around the globe:
DR Congo, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Barbados, Malaysia, Thailand, the Netherlands, Indonesia,
and the Philippines. All have attracted international press and critical acclaim, and the range of
genres is as diverse as the performers’ origins, an IMPORT/EXPORT experience that creates
an enjoyable sonic CLASH.
The venue will also feature an all night interactive mythology installation by New Villager and a
sound installation by Miz Metro 4.0, providing the artistic component of the showcase.
Fiona Bloom of The Bloom Effect & Miz Metro, creative consultant and hybrid vocal artist,
conceived of the integrated crossover showcase to accompany the CMJ Featured Panel
Galleries Are Venues Too! The Future of Hybrid Audio Visual Culture which will be moderated
by Miz Metro on the 16th of October as a component of the CMJ Music Marathon 2012. The
panel will feature WuTang Clan co-founder and owner of WuWear, mogul Oliver “Power” Grant,
interactive art/music group New Villager, Joe Ahearn of Showpaper and curator at The Clock
Tower, and platinum producer Keith Shocklee, known for his groundbreaking influence on hip
hop culture as the defining sound of Public Enemy. The panel will be held at the NYU Kimmel
Center at 12:30 p.m. and a CMJ badge is required for entry. (Panel passes for press without
badges can be provided if requested in advance email email@example.com )
Herewith, the evening schedule for the BANDxCITY, The Bloom Effect & The City Firm
presented Official CMJ Music Marathon Festival International Showcase:
Friday 19 October 2012 – DROM (85 Avenue A x 6th Street)
7:00 New Villager, an art and music group based in Brooklyn, will continue their narrative of
self-made mythology as exhibited and performed in gallery installations all over the country
with an experimental sound-DJ set sure to contribute to the group’s critical acclaim. The art/
music group will be performing in between sets throughout the night, creating an immersive
streamlined experience from entrance to exit.
7:15 Alesh, delivering potent rhymes aimed at the heart of corruption within and without his
native Democratic Republic of Congo, will pay homage to the origins of hip-hop’s deconstruction
of political reality with artistry in a set laden with sub-bass drops, militant rolls of piccolo snares,
and galvanizing messages in French, Swahili, and Lingala.
7:30 Onili, born in Israel and raised in Paris, creates an eclectic sound infused with pop, rock,
hip hop, and electro that she’s crafted from her own rich cultural background and her tours
around North America and Europe.
7:55 Adrienne Mack-Davis, acclaimed artist from Brooklyn, has garnered the praise of MTV,
Swizz Beatz, and numerous publications for her soulful, upbeat-lounge sounds performed from
Prague to Brazil, on tour in the US, and of course in native New York.
8:15 Krissy Krissy, soulful pop-rock powerhouse from Brooklyn, has made the migration
from church pulpit in Bushwick to MTV, Logo, YouTube, and iHeartRadio featured lists for her
summer single “Dream,” and will unleash her guttural, passionate voice onstage.
8:35 Kevin Lester, Singaporean musical Renaissance man, has gained praises from all over
the industry and world while rocking stages in Cannes, Amsterdam, Indonesia, and native
Singapore before his return to New York for Import/Export.
9:00 Miz Metro, singer and sound artist from New York, uses a 3-track loop pedal and the
range of her human voice to create a sound all her own. When she’s not on stage she’s likely
curating an art show or crafting a unique genre of experimental hybrid hip hop art pop. For
her Import/Export performance, Miz Metro will be accompanied by Keith Shocklee (of Public
Enemy) on an MPC and turntables, debuting the beginnings of their on going collaboration,
entitled Miz Metro 4.0.
9:25 Teff Mayweather, coming on the scene in the bombastic style of Barbadian rudeboy,
has shared the stage—and his fresh sound cultivated by years of travel to the US and abroad
spreading the island’s vibrant colourful musical culture—with the likes of Rick Ross, Wynter
Gordon, Kardinal Offishal, and Mr. Vegas.
9:45 Project E.A.R., a supergroup of performers from Southeast Asia, boasts members
from five countries and includes Ahli Fiqir (Singapore), Pop Shuvit (Malaysia), Saint Loco
(Indonesia), Thaitanium, M.E.M., and Silksounds (Thailand), and Slapshock (Philippines). The
band’s unique fusion of hip hop and rock has been praised for over a decade.
10:15 Dope D.O.D. hit the ground running in early 2011 and ever since has seen massive
success, virtual and physical, with over 6.5 million views and sold out shows in France, Italy,
Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands.
10:45 New Villager will conclude with the finale of their all night performance piece to close the
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