Nneka Gives a Firey Debut Taking LA By Storm

The much anticipated Los Angeles debut of Singer/Songwriter Nneka last Wednesday Nov. 18 at the SkyBar as part of the Svedka Vodka Sessions series, was everything hoped for and then some. The Sultry vocals of the Nigerian born singer was only enhanced by the strong message she communicated to the dazzled crowds. Helping warm up the crowd on that windy night was the masterful spinning of LA’s own DJ Vikter Duplaix.

It was a high profile night covered by many, including Blogger Yaz Jenkins. For more photos and info you can check out her blog Pop!A-Razzi

42BELOW Presents NZ@CMJ Photos

Just under one thousand revelers celebrated CMJ Music Marathon’s opening night with the NZ@CMJ Showcase presented by 42BELOW Vodka. A long line formed outside of SoHo’s Red Bull Space to catch up-and-coming New Zealand rock bands Die! Die! Die!, Surf City, Motocade, Kingston and Bang Bang Eche, along with hip hop acts David Dallas, Kidz In Space and Smashproof. The NZ@CMJ Showcase was organized through the collaborative efforts of New Zealand music promotion agencies NZ On Air and the NZ Music Commission and New York’s Giant Step.