Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Zune @ CMJ...Crazy Good Shows @ Bowery

Regular readers of extrawack! know that we dig our Zune, our all-you-can-eat subscription to the Zune Pass, and all things Zune-y. So we were pleased to see the Zunetastic stuff they are doing this week at CMJ. Dig it, straight from the press release:


As one of the title sponsors of this year's CMJ Music Marathon, Zune continues its focus on discovery of new artists. In addition to partnering with Xbox Live and Doritos to present showcases at the Bowery Ballroom from artists like Lykke Li, Jay Reatard and A Place to Bury Strangers, Zune is launching CMJ-themed pages on Zune Marketplace and Zune.net to give fans access to mix tapes and CMJ features.

Starting today, Zune Marketplace will feature custom CMJ mix tapes from the Zune DJs and partner music blogs like Rock Insider, Rock Sellout, Culture Bully and The Music Slut. Music fans can download the "CMJ 2008 Collection" to hear music from this year's bands or the "CMJ Rewind" for a taste of past CMJ artists, as well as subscribe to custom Channels programmed by CMJ and KEXP to get new music automatically pushed to their collection each week.

All of this content is currently available for free by downloading the Zune software. To access it, music lovers can sign up for a free 14-day Zune Pass subscription at http://www.zune.net/free, which gives fans unlimited access to millions of tracks available on Zune, including featured full-length albums by CMJ artists.

Zune will also syndicate content from several partner music blogs at www.zune.net/cmj where fans can then be linked to special blog-produced CMJ mix tapes in Zune Marketplace. In addition, Zune will launch its first ever Zune Zine, a magazine about music discovery showcasing twelve up & coming CMJ artists including Janelle Monae and Chester French. The zine will be distributed at over 300 venues in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia in addition to official CMJ venues, newsstands, and exhibition spaces. A PDF version will be available to all music fans at www.zune.net/cmj.

Check it all out at the Zune Marketplace here.

Zune will be presenting showcases at the Bowery Ballroom all week long, featuring live performances by over 30 CMJ artists.

Tuesday Oct 21
8:00 Micachu
9:00 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
10:00 Friendly Fires
11:00 Lykke Li

Wednesday Oct 22
7:00 Cory Chisel & the Wandering Souls
8:00 Shugo Tokumaru
9:00 Audrye Sessions
10:00 Love As Laughter
11:00 Wild Sweet Orange
12:00 Margot & the Nuclear So And Sos

Thursday Oct 23
7:00 Company of Thieves
8:00 Janelle Monae
9:00 Chester French
10:00 Black Joe Lewis
11:00 Scouting For Girls
12:00 Delays

Friday Oct 24
8:00 Sweet Water
9:00 Japanese Motors
10:00 Violens
11:00 White Lies
12:00 Longwave
1:00 Jay Reatard

Saturday Oct 25
7:00 Lord T & Eloise
7:45 Little Jackie
10:00 All the Saints
11:00 Marnie Stern
12:00 Vivian Girls
1:00 Crystal Antlers
2:00 A Place to Bury Strangers

Lykke Li - "Dance Dance Dance" mp3

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