Cuckoo Chaos had a successful run at New York City's CMJ Music Marathon last week. They played four shows and did two live, in-studio sessions during the festival, including playing a sold-out Windish Agency showcase at Mercury Lounge on Friday night and recording a sesh for the well-known indie-music website Daytrotter.
Meanwhile, the band got some serious buzz: They were highlighted by indie-music blog BrooklynVegan and NPR's All Songs Considered blog; and The New York Times' chief pop-music critic, Jon Pareles, gave them props twice—once on the Arts- Beat blog and again in a print feature, in which he called the band's songs “precise and rhapsodic.”
But the fest took a turn for the worse during the weekend. Guitarist Jackson Milgaten spent Saturday night in the emergency room after suffering a hernia, he told CityBeat.
Electro-popsters Jamuel Saxon will celebrate the release of a new EP, No Rules, Just Noice, at Soda Bar on Thursday, Oct. 27. Slpwlkrs and The Hero Inside will also perform. Also on Thursday, Brazilian jazz vocalist Kevyn Lettau will celebrate the release of her new CD, Drawn to You, with Russell Ferrante and Scott Mayo at Anthology.
Post-punks Gran Sasso will celebrate the release of their new EP, Stand There and Take It No Matter What, at The Casbah on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Nervous Wreckords, Republic of Letters and Grampadrew and the Gutstring Girls will also perform.