CMJ 2014: Mel's Most Anticipated Artists with Kate Boy, Alexz Johnson, & More!

L to R: Kate Miller-Heidke, Alexz Johnson, Phebe Starr, Kate Boy

After several hours of combing through Spotify and CMJ.com, I've finally come to a conclusion in terms of which showcases I intend to hit up during the CMJ Music Marathon -- beginning this coming Tuesday, October 21st, and ending on Saturday, October 25th. Keep your eyes locked to my Twitter and my Instagram (both @melismaticdiva!) for lots of updates during this crazy five day fest as I'm sure updates here on the blog proper will be quite slow (in the spirit of October, I may become a literal zombie. YOLO, am I right?). 

While I'm not revealing my full schedule just yet (although -- if you're going, hit me up on the social medias and we can compare notes), here is the handful of artists that are absolute musts for me to catch (and basically what I've set up my entire week around):


KATE BOY
Undeniably at the top of the list. They are Swedish-based (so good pop music is inevitable) and are headlining Neon Gold's showcase (so the whole lineup should be brilliant).

ALEXZ JOHNSON
I've been a fan of this Canadian songstress since her Instant Star days! She literally just released a fab new album (as in just two days ago) called Let Them Eat Cake, too. 

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE
This Aussie indie has released quite a bit of tasty pop morsels over the years and I'm relishing the chance to finally see her live.

PHEBE STARR
A surprise find through my guerilla Spotify binges and another Aussie (perhaps this is the part of me that is so bummed I missed out on Sheppard last year?). I'm really stoked to see what she's like live.

The party begins on TUESDAY! WAHHHHHHHH!

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