Berklee Rocks CMJ Showcase
CMJ Music Marathon is New York's largest music event and Berklee was well represented by dozens of students and alumni performing showcases across the city last weekend, including seven acts that rocked Berklee's sixth annual showcase at 92YTribeca. The bands brought their A game: Field Effect opened the show with a high-energy set of tight pop punk. Indie pop darlings Golden Bloom followed with a set heavy on songs from their upcoming release. Heavy Rotation Records student acts Red Oblivion and Bent Knee offered unique instrumentation for their heavy, goth-influenced rock that included cello and violin respectively, and Red Oblivion rocked an in-your-face cover of "Anarchy in the UK" by the Sex Pistols. New York band Measure offered atmospheric, beat-driven pop, while fellow New Yorkers Gina's Picture Show captivated the audience with melodic pop and engaging vocal harmonies. Shea Rose and her band performed a musically diverse set that included rock, hip-hop, and R&B. She closed the show with an extended jam of her song "Rock Star 201" and brought the house down with her take on "Zombie" by the Cranberries. Another successful Berklee CMJ Music Marathon Showcase for the books.