The Band Mom, your favorite boutique college radio promotion company, is thrilled to announce its first-ever CMJ showcase! It’s a free show in Brooklyn this afternoon (Saturday, 10/22/11) with a great lineup and a dangerous drink special. Come on by!!

(designed by Tyrel Stendahl, a designer for the Cheezburger Network [LOLcats, Failblog!] by day and Terrordactyl by the rest of the time!!)

Here’s the facebook invite. Here’s some more stuff about it!!

FREE (no badges, RSVP, or cover charge required!!)

DRINK SPECIAL: $3 Maker’s Mark all day!!!

21+ (sorry babies!)

Union Hall is located at 702 Union Street near the corner of 5th ave, in Park Slope Brooklyn. Take the R train to the Union stop, or it’s a short cab ride or one train transfer from Williamsburg (to the R from the G or the L – I’ll be happy to give more detailed directions to out-of-towners upon request – jenn [at]

there are 2 great comedy shows in a row following this showcase at Union Hall, so stick around!


info on artists!


Soft Punch is the brand new solo project by Ryan Little of Tereu Tereu, from Washington DC. Ryan is also a great music journalist in DC and an all-around solid dude. His description of the music is “Intimate, queer vibrations.” I think this might be his first show as Soft Punch? Come be a part of history!


Jay Giampietro (Daylight’s for the birds) and Leah Evans make sweet, sun-soaked acoustic pop with faint hints of foreboding as Mighty Moon. Their debut EP “Breezes” was recorded at Black Dirt Studios and has been called “like Chairlift on a hilltop or George Harrison on a date” by Gill Mills of New Music Matters.


Bright Brown, led by Alex Nahas, plays Pink Floyd-influenced psychedelia with an organic/folk sensibility. As they put it, “Bittersweet layers and textures abound, and beautifully crafted songs exist at the core.” They’ve currently got a Pledge Music campaign going to release their latest album on vinyl (check it from that fb link!)


Brittain Ashford makes beautiful celebratory folk music with her band, Prairie Empire. I met her in Brooklyn through recent client/current friend Shenandoah Davis, then promptly ran into her in Portland two weeks later and found out that she knows a bunch of my other friends as well, like the next artist on the roster! The world is a tiny place and it is filled with beautiful people.


Melaena Cadiz is one of the sweetest, most good-hearted and genuinely and effortlessly creative spirits I know. Her music has a country twang and a broken heart. When I did a radio campaign with her in June 2010 her album reached #1 on Earshot’s Folk/Roots/Blues chart, and it deserved it.


Girls In Trouble is a labor of love spearheaded by Alicia Jo Rabins, violinist, lyricist, and Torah scholar extraordinaire, and also includes Aaron Hartman of Old Time Relijun. This band owns a big chunk of my heart. The music is a totally arresting indie-folk/art-pop song cycle about the complicated lives of women in Torah. Or more simply, a series of songs about what it feels like to be alive.



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  1. My Top Stuff of 2011 | the band mom loves you - February 2, 2012

    […] working at venues is awesome – it was tough to cut this down to just 25. also i should mention my two first-ever Band Mom Presents shows, which I’m not allowing to count but which were real highlights of my year: 9/17 with mighty moon, lips, pikachunes, and princess chelsea; and 10/22 my very first CMJ showcase with soft punch, mighty moon, bright brown, prairie empire, melaena…. […]

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