In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week, Felipe Puperi of psychedelic space-groovers Wannabe Jalva, clue us to the sitch in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Their new album, Collecture, will be out October 15.

FALTYDL IS NO. 1 RPM THIS WEEK

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FaltyDL was no. 1 RPM this week. Check it out in our latest NMR, and listen to our Radio 200 Top 20 below:

Juan Waters hipping us off to something at CMJ 2014 artist announcement party #cmj2014 (at The Bowery Electric)

WE’VE JUST ANNOUNCED INITIAL LINE-UP OF CMJ MUSIC MARATHON 2014

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Head here for the full lineup + festival details.  See you in October!

2014 CMJ COLLEGE RADIO NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN NOW

KUOM wins “Biggest Champion of the Local Scene” award at the 2013 CMJ College Radio Awards.

The CMJ College Radio Awards nominations are now open! Start thinking about who you believe is deserving of an award this year and go ahead and submit your picks. Nominations will be open until Friday September 12 at 4 p.m. EST, so don’t snooze and miss out on your chance to participate in college radio democracy. We’ll be announcing the winners as part ofCMJ Music Marathon’s College Day on Thursday, October 23.

Take a peek at the FAQ for the nomination + voting rules here, then get to to it!

This past weekend, the multicultural alternative music and arts festival, Afropunk, celebrated its ten-year anniversary boasting an impressive lineup including headlining act Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, the uncrowned queen of neo-soul, Meshell Ndegeocello, a DJ Rashad tribute set and the monumental return of reigning soul messiah, D’Angelo. The festival made vast improvements upon previous years with two additional stages (for a total of four), more food and drink vendors and a significantly larger attendance at Commodore Barry Park in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Full gallery + review here. This past weekend, the multicultural alternative music and arts festival, Afropunk, celebrated its ten-year anniversary boasting an impressive lineup including headlining act Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, the uncrowned queen of neo-soul, Meshell Ndegeocello, a DJ Rashad tribute set and the monumental return of reigning soul messiah, D’Angelo. The festival made vast improvements upon previous years with two additional stages (for a total of four), more food and drink vendors and a significantly larger attendance at Commodore Barry Park in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Full gallery + review here. This past weekend, the multicultural alternative music and arts festival, Afropunk, celebrated its ten-year anniversary boasting an impressive lineup including headlining act Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, the uncrowned queen of neo-soul, Meshell Ndegeocello, a DJ Rashad tribute set and the monumental return of reigning soul messiah, D’Angelo. The festival made vast improvements upon previous years with two additional stages (for a total of four), more food and drink vendors and a significantly larger attendance at Commodore Barry Park in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Full gallery + review here. This past weekend, the multicultural alternative music and arts festival, Afropunk, celebrated its ten-year anniversary boasting an impressive lineup including headlining act Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, the uncrowned queen of neo-soul, Meshell Ndegeocello, a DJ Rashad tribute set and the monumental return of reigning soul messiah, D’Angelo. The festival made vast improvements upon previous years with two additional stages (for a total of four), more food and drink vendors and a significantly larger attendance at Commodore Barry Park in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Full gallery + review here. This past weekend, the multicultural alternative music and arts festival, Afropunk, celebrated its ten-year anniversary boasting an impressive lineup including headlining act Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, the uncrowned queen of neo-soul, Meshell Ndegeocello, a DJ Rashad tribute set and the monumental return of reigning soul messiah, D’Angelo. The festival made vast improvements upon previous years with two additional stages (for a total of four), more food and drink vendors and a significantly larger attendance at Commodore Barry Park in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Full gallery + review here. This past weekend, the multicultural alternative music and arts festival, Afropunk, celebrated its ten-year anniversary boasting an impressive lineup including headlining act Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, the uncrowned queen of neo-soul, Meshell Ndegeocello, a DJ Rashad tribute set and the monumental return of reigning soul messiah, D’Angelo. The festival made vast improvements upon previous years with two additional stages (for a total of four), more food and drink vendors and a significantly larger attendance at Commodore Barry Park in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Full gallery + review here. This past weekend, the multicultural alternative music and arts festival, Afropunk, celebrated its ten-year anniversary boasting an impressive lineup including headlining act Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, the uncrowned queen of neo-soul, Meshell Ndegeocello, a DJ Rashad tribute set and the monumental return of reigning soul messiah, D’Angelo. The festival made vast improvements upon previous years with two additional stages (for a total of four), more food and drink vendors and a significantly larger attendance at Commodore Barry Park in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Full gallery + review here. This past weekend, the multicultural alternative music and arts festival, Afropunk, celebrated its ten-year anniversary boasting an impressive lineup including headlining act Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, the uncrowned queen of neo-soul, Meshell Ndegeocello, a DJ Rashad tribute set and the monumental return of reigning soul messiah, D’Angelo. The festival made vast improvements upon previous years with two additional stages (for a total of four), more food and drink vendors and a significantly larger attendance at Commodore Barry Park in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Full gallery + review here. This past weekend, the multicultural alternative music and arts festival, Afropunk, celebrated its ten-year anniversary boasting an impressive lineup including headlining act Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, the uncrowned queen of neo-soul, Meshell Ndegeocello, a DJ Rashad tribute set and the monumental return of reigning soul messiah, D’Angelo. The festival made vast improvements upon previous years with two additional stages (for a total of four), more food and drink vendors and a significantly larger attendance at Commodore Barry Park in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Full gallery + review here.

This past weekend, the multicultural alternative music and arts festival, Afropunk, celebrated its ten-year anniversary boasting an impressive lineup including headlining act Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, the uncrowned queen of neo-soul, Meshell Ndegeocello, a DJ Rashad tribute set and the monumental return of reigning soul messiah, D’Angelo. The festival made vast improvements upon previous years with two additional stages (for a total of four), more food and drink vendors and a significantly larger attendance at Commodore Barry Park in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Full gallery + review here.

WE’RE ANNOUNCING OUR INITIAL 2014 LINEUP TOMORROW, Y’ALL

The crowd at Slint’s FYF warm-up show at the El Rey was varied, from an 8-year-old, bowlcut boy who looked like he was up way past his bed time to guys in their mid-40s with long wavy hair and oddly similar glasses to the little boy. What was surprising though was the fact that at least half the audience seemed to be younger than 30. Meaning with Slint’s cult classic Spiderland being 23 years old, a large number of fans discovered the band at least a decade after they formed, demographically demonstrating the reach of the band’s influence outside of simply reading about it from rock critics.
Full gallery + review here. The crowd at Slint’s FYF warm-up show at the El Rey was varied, from an 8-year-old, bowlcut boy who looked like he was up way past his bed time to guys in their mid-40s with long wavy hair and oddly similar glasses to the little boy. What was surprising though was the fact that at least half the audience seemed to be younger than 30. Meaning with Slint’s cult classic Spiderland being 23 years old, a large number of fans discovered the band at least a decade after they formed, demographically demonstrating the reach of the band’s influence outside of simply reading about it from rock critics.
Full gallery + review here. The crowd at Slint’s FYF warm-up show at the El Rey was varied, from an 8-year-old, bowlcut boy who looked like he was up way past his bed time to guys in their mid-40s with long wavy hair and oddly similar glasses to the little boy. What was surprising though was the fact that at least half the audience seemed to be younger than 30. Meaning with Slint’s cult classic Spiderland being 23 years old, a large number of fans discovered the band at least a decade after they formed, demographically demonstrating the reach of the band’s influence outside of simply reading about it from rock critics.
Full gallery + review here. The crowd at Slint’s FYF warm-up show at the El Rey was varied, from an 8-year-old, bowlcut boy who looked like he was up way past his bed time to guys in their mid-40s with long wavy hair and oddly similar glasses to the little boy. What was surprising though was the fact that at least half the audience seemed to be younger than 30. Meaning with Slint’s cult classic Spiderland being 23 years old, a large number of fans discovered the band at least a decade after they formed, demographically demonstrating the reach of the band’s influence outside of simply reading about it from rock critics.
Full gallery + review here.

The crowd at Slint’s FYF warm-up show at the El Rey was varied, from an 8-year-old, bowlcut boy who looked like he was up way past his bed time to guys in their mid-40s with long wavy hair and oddly similar glasses to the little boy. What was surprising though was the fact that at least half the audience seemed to be younger than 30. Meaning with Slint’s cult classic Spiderland being 23 years old, a large number of fans discovered the band at least a decade after they formed, demographically demonstrating the reach of the band’s influence outside of simply reading about it from rock critics.

Full gallery + review here.

FKA TWIGS IS TOP DEBUT

The incredible FKA Twigs debuted at no. 20 on the charts this week. Get the full story here and listen to the Radio Top 20 below.