After CMJ, Champagne Champagne will be back home to play a free Halloween show at Neumos on Thursday, October 28.
SPIN's compiled a list of their favorite acts that will perform at this year's CMJ Fest (NYC, October 19-23), and Seattle is represented by native sons Champagne Champagne. Here's what they have to say about the trio:
Sounds Like: Experimental hip-hop that balances smart-ass party anthems with poetic soliloquies. With the mission of making "feel good music," this trio -- Pearl Dragon, Sir Thomas Gray, and Mark Gajadhar, aka DJ Gajamagic -- pair the electronic flourishes of Portishead and the attitude of Bad Brains with drum-machine beats, tambourine, keyboards, and melodica.
Recommended If You Like: Cool Kids, Kid Cudi, People Under the Stairs
You should know: Gajadhar is the former drummer for Seattle post-hardcore legends the Blood Brothers.
Champagne Champagne is one of the few hip-hop acts to make the list, which also includes Reggie Watts and a shit-ton of bands from New York. Check it all out here.