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CMJ Photos: Menomena, The Helio Sequence, Pattern is Movement at Webster Hall

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on October 21, 2013

  • Menomena
  • Menomena
  • Menomena
  • Menomena
  • Menomena
  • Menomena
  • The Helio Sequence
  • The Helio Sequence
  • The Helio Sequence
  • Pattern is Movement
  • Pattern is Movement
  • Pattern is Movement
  • Menomena at Webster Hall 2013 by Laura Baker-Finch

    New York City -- Thursday night in Webster Hall's Grand Ballroom offered a welcome respite from the craziness that is CMJ Music Marathon. Absent were hundreds of badgeholders crowding towards the stage and, most notably, any branding or sponsorship. No tables strewn with flyers and buttons, banners strapped to bars and railings, or even a label/company/brand to put their name to the show.

    Sure this made for a pretty barren room with minimal movement, but the bands spoke (or sang) for themselves. All three - Pattern is Movement, The Helio Sequence, and Menomena - have been around for over a decade, yet another way the show set itself apart from those across the city Thursday night. They're veterans who don't mess around, and we don't need them to. All three sets were played to perfection, there may not have been much crowd interaction or onstage theatrics, but the music was engaging enough.

    Click through for our favorite shots of the night then check out what else we did on Thursday of CMJ.

  • Menomena

  • Menomena

  • Menomena

  • Menomena

  • Menomena

  • Menomena

  • The Helio Sequence

  • The Helio Sequence

  • The Helio Sequence

  • Pattern is Movement

  • Pattern is Movement

  • Pattern is Movement

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    See Also:

    CMJ Photos: Half Moon Run, Ghost Wave, and Traumahelikopter at FILTER Culture Collide Showcase
    CMJ Photos: Thursday Highlights
    CMJ Photos: Woodkid at Webster Hall