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Roxwel Interview CMJ Artists at CMJ 2006 in NYC ...

by nadia // Monday, December 11, 2006 // News, News, Upfront // 0 Comments

... and boy did we have a BLAST!!!!! Nadia here... Nads Hi! I do video production at Roxwel and I've got some behind the scenes stories for you! Did I mention I'm a music freak! Okay. Welcome to my blog "Behind The Scenes"! Now that we've done our introductions, lets talk CMJ. College Music Journal Music Marathon 2006 was so much fun! I finally got to see New York City the way I always wanted to see it. I've usually gone with family and they like to see all the sights, really really fast! This time around I got to go to all the underground clubs, coffee shops, eateries, etc. I met a lot of bands from NYC and they showed us such a great time. Prepare yourself, loads of thanks spewing out now...

Big thanks to all of the artists, labels, promoters, and friends we hung out with. You made it a great time for us as well!!! Another big thanks goes out to my buddy Frank for housing all of us, can't thank you enough! Pad of all Pads in NYC!!!!!

Okay, and for the big doosy ... extra special thanks goes out to the band The SmashUp from Brooklyn, thanks for pointing us the right way on the subway!!!! One thing though, we got off one stop too early! ha ha ha ha. Oh man, that was a helluva COLD walk, but the undercooked shish-kabob wrap we picked up on the way definately helped divert our attention from the cold, to the pain that had now zeroed in on our stomachs! Just one of the many stories we came back with, thanks guys, that one is one of our favorites, and this commentary holds a special place in our hearts now because of that!

Check this one out!

Brooklyn based punk band, The SmashUp, met up with Roxwel on a Lower East Side (L.E.S.) street corner in NYC during CMJ 2006 to talk about their video "No Name". Lead singer, Watt White, tells us that he wanted to make an "impactful cheap video for the song". The solution, two dimensional popsicle stick figure puppets. Learn more about the making of this video as well as learn new words the band makes up during this hilariously detailed commentary.

I've got to say, I really love these artist commentaries, and not just because I put them together (with help from intern Andrew)! It gives me a chance to get to know my favorite artists and new artists. I get a taste of their personalities, which adds so much more to their music! Here are more of my favorites from CMJ. Just click on their names and it will take you to their commentaries and you can also read mini-stories about each of them on their pages.

Suicide City
Margot & the Nuclear So & So's
The Forecast
Moros Eros
IV Thieves

That's it from me now. Thanks for reading, and if you're a myspace addict like myself, stop in and say hello.
and while you're there, make sure to stop by Roxwel's page and say hi too.

Ciao for now,

(p.s. click on all the red links for some "hidden" fun)