From Audible Treats:
Audible Treats CMJ 2010 Wrap-Up
Photos and Videos Document Last Week's Successful Showcase + New Mega-Giveaways
(October 29, 2010 - Brooklyn, NY) Another year, another CMJ. The entire Audible Treats team would like to thank everyone who came out and showed immense support for our second annual Audible Treats CMJ showcase this past Thursday. Comedian Damien Lemon hosted the entire six-hour event and effortlessly kept the house in stitches between sets goodie bag giveaways. and h included prize giveaways and over ten scheduled performances - not to mention special guests. Throughout the night, several special guests helped pack the house at Sullivan Hall, including Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg, actor J.D. Williams("Bodie") from The Wire, Psalm One, Torae, and many more.
Detroit trio The Left kicked off the show, followed by Houston's The Niceguys, and then San Francisco's DaVinci. Moe Green then took the stage with surprise guest and labelmate TRUTHLiVE, before the legendary Chip Fu of The Fu-Schnickens made his way into the crowd, blowing away the crowd with his rapidfire rhymes atop his signature alloy of hip-hop and reggae. Donwill lent a helping hand for Von Pea's set, who was followed by Little Brother's Big Pooh and The Hall of Justus, all donning matching shirts and ties. The biggest surprise of the evening followed, with a shoeless Asher Roth joining Nottz and partner-in-rhyme Derek32Zero for a handful of tracks as they celebrated the release of Nottz' You Need This Music, before turning the stage over to Dirty Harriet, aka Rah Digga, who blazed through tracks from her recently released Classic. Diamond District and Black Sheep, two of hip-hop's finest and most consistent live acts, closed out the amazing evening.
One telltale sign of a good concert is when the artists themselves enjoy the show as much as the audience. If Von Pea's experience is indicative of the quality of the show, it's clear that the showcase was a night to remember. "The AT showcase had a crowd full of music lovers and you could tell by response alone," he explained. "New York crowds have a rep of playing it cool but not at that showcase. I feel like it was an ideal experience, both as a fan and as a performer." Rah Digga's impression of the crowd echoed that of Von Pea and, for her, was a warm "welcome back." "Having been away from the music scene for so long it was exciting to see how much the fans have missed me and it made me realize how much I've missed them," she explained.
Though CMJ has ended, Audible Treat sis still offering those who couldn't make the showcase the chance to win goodies through theAudible Treats Facebook fan page. Through Thursday, November 4th, fans can enter the contest simply by leaving a comment on the Facebook contest page. Just in time for Halloween, this trick-or-treat prize pack, valued at over $400, will include premium prizing from showcase sponsors Activision’s DJ Hero 2, Acrylick clothing, Aerial7 headphones, Flüd watches, Orisue clothing, Rocksmith Tokyo clothing, and more.
To enter, visit: http://www.facebook.com/AudibleTreatsMarketing .
Along with the Audible Treats CMJ giveaway, showcase partner Prefix Magazine is giving away a special prize pack stuffed with treats from our sponsors, also valued at over $400.
To enter, visit: http://www.prefixmag.com/news/contest-win-audible-treats-cmj-prize-pack/45358/ .
We have a bunch of fantastic photos for you to use on your blog/facebook/etc. Please include the photographer's names in any posts.
Official showcase photographer:
Alexander Richter: http://www.audibletreats.com/Media/Photos-Alexander_Richter_Audible_Treats-CMJ_2010.zip and http://www.audibletreats.com/download/cmj_2010/ .
Robert Adam Mayer: http://bit.ly/cB4NUP .
Rick Wenner: http://blog.rickwenner.com/category/music/ .
About Our Lifestyle Sponsors:
Acrylick is an LA-based clothing design boutique that stands strong in always having meaning and purpose along with good aesthetics: http://www.acrylick.net .
Activision's DJ Hero 2 is an Activision published video game based on turntablism. The game features over 100 songs from numerous genres. The widely popular game was stated by the NPD Group to be the highest-grossing new intellectual property of 2009. http://www.djhero.com .
Aerial7 headphones were founded on the idea that sound can be combined with awesome, eye catching design. Their devotion to art, streetwear, action sports and DJ culture inspire their cutting edge style. http://www.aerial7.com .
Flüd Watches was founded in 2007 in an effort to bring the watch back as one of the ultimate accessories. Flüd watch's goal is to create unique, fresh watches for the casual and streetwear scene without the pretentiousness or price tag. http://www.fludwatches.com .
Onitsuka Tiger is an internationally renowned shoe company which has been supplying athletic footwear since the 1940s. Onitsuka Tiger is celebrating 60 years of Japanese heritage and contemporary design. http://www.asicsamerica.com/onitsukatiger .
Orisue Clothing is a southern California based lifestyle-clothing brand specializing in unique and premium quality apparel. Orisue is for those individuals who are driven by their passion and strive towards excellence. http://orisue.com .
Rocksmith Tokyo is Japanese street couture blended with New York City swagger. The ultimate Mixtape of classic & futuristic cuts, fabrics, music styles and attitudes. http://www.rocksmithtokyo.com .
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