This was an interesting week in New York City as the CMJ Music Marathon for 2010 had arrived in force and brought with it a number of amazing musical acts and events for all to enjoy. The annual event that the College Music Journal holds hosts panels and showcases around the city and really lets music lovers and industry personnel alike sink their teeth into a number of different things. Sadly, my Metal Reporting activity during this particular week didn’t allow me the luxury of too much free time to participate in as many things as I would have liked to check out for I had the Black Veil Brides show just this past Monday and the Nevermore show the night immediately following. The funny thing was how I was expecting to be at the Black Label Society show this evening but my plans didn’t go as I had expected so the night was free to explore the other things that were taking place in the city that never sleeps.
That morning a call came in from WeRoqq PR’s Shukmei Wong who had been invited to a gathering being held at the popular Mexican restaurant Gonzalez & Gonzalez and she added how there would be good music, good networking and perhaps even something to eat. Count me in since I am a big fan of this kind of cuisine. The showcase was care of Eric Fontenay of Music Dish and he has been a media colleague of Shukmei’s for awhile. I’ve not been to this place in a number of years so I was happy to see that the economic downturn that many restaurants face had not fixed its eye on them and they were still doing a booming business. Walking in the smells from the evening’s fare was getting a little hard to concentrate amidst. It was not a smart idea to arrive at this event hungry that’s for sure. The back room of the restaurant offers a small stage and that was where a couple of bands would be performing tonight. One performer was named Maya Solovey and she’s a Folk singer who was showcasing a very different idea to the public. A photograph of her flyer is below to help me explain.