Into every life a little rain must fall. And a lot of rock must rule. Such was the case in Manhattan on Wednesday, October 19th as torrents of rain fell on the thousands of attendees in town for this year's CMJ Music Festival. But that didn't stop music lovers from packing the house at the Canal Room for ASCAP's 2011 CMJ showcase to enjoy some of today's hottest up and coming groups.
This year's line-up was a powerfully eclectic group, collectively representing the wide range of musical styles coursing through modern music. At various times one could hear the durable influence of folk rock, African rhythms, hardcore soul and jangly guitar pop. This year's performers included Duniven, Keegan Dewitt, Incan Abraham, Hands, Kendra Morris and Caveman, who all wowed the crowd in their own unique way.