CMJ 2011 Preview: Casiokids

So if you’re coming to CMJ with the thought “I want to see some fun Norwegian synthpop” look no further. These guys are here for you. Casiokids have been described as “the best thing to come out of Norway since black metal” and supposedly they have an incredible live show. I’ve heard that their shows involve shadow puppets, video projections, and animal costumes. You better be already sold. They’re looking to be one of the biggest hits of CMJ with the internet already raving about them all over the place. Also, like many of the bands at this festival, they’re playing a huge number of shows. Don’t make any excuses not to see this band because you’ll be crying for years if you miss them.

Check it out:

Wed 10/19 New York, NY @ CMJ – Public Assembly [Under the Radar Day Party] – 1:35pm
Wed 10/19 New York, NY @ CMJ – Pianos [Windish Showcase] – 12am
Fri 10/21 Brooklyn, NY @ CMJ – Spike Hill [Baeble Music Party] – 12am
Thu 10/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands [Transparant/Pop Gun Showcase] – 2am
Fri 10/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory [AAM Inc Party] – 2:30pm

About the Author

Yes, I was named after famous british polar bear Rupert. In fact, I was named after a cat that was named after that cartoon bear. This is exactly the reason why I’d have to say an orange cat is my spirit animal. Though, it’s kind of more like this cat is my spirit goddess. My spirit animal is a bit more like a grizzly duck, which is a grizzly bear with a duck’s beak. Two reasons: 1) When I wake up I am angry and grumble a lot, like a grizzly bear but once I wake up I am (usually) friendly and I quack a lot, and 2) I own a sweater with a grizzly bear on it and one with a duck on it. I am obviously obsessed with music and everything to do with music. I have been to over 80 concerts, I am in a band called One Two Skidoo, and I also co-host a radio show of that same name on WUSC. I was born in a country called London (I would say England, but you Americans seem to be set on the fact that England is only London). I was actually born in Brighton, England, but I don’t wanna confuse you too much so we’ll say I’m from London. I then moved to a super freezing area of Canada. You’re probably thinking “but all of Canada is super freezing!”. That’s not true. Well, kind of not true. I do that school thing at the University of South Carolina, and I write about music on this website, obviously. David Stringer is my hero.

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