Club NME stuffs Annex to capacity at CMJ

Lightspeed Champion makes special appearance at CMJ day one

Day one of CMJ 2008 kicked off in New York yesterday (October 21), with a packed house at Club NME at Annex.

Apache Beat kicked-off the four-band bill, joined onstage for their entire set by Lightspeed Champion’s Dev Hynes on guitar, followed by Violens who experienced a five-minute delay in their set as they battled with a blown amp.

Chairlift, one of the most hotly-tipped bands at the festival, previewed a brand new song during their set, the second of three shows they played yesterday. Entitled ‘Flying Saucer Hat’, the track is sung almost entirely in French. Amazing Baby completed the line-up, the first of two Club NME parties this week.

On Thursday (October 23) The Whip and Johnny Foreigner join Heartsrevolution, Passion Pit, Little Boots, Kuroma, Chief and Soko at Club NME.

Mattie Safer from The Rapture will DJ on the night, with entry at $10 (free with wristbands).

–By our New York staff.

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