CMJ is sadly over. We had a great time in New York, checking out new bands, but most of all we had a fantastic gig at Pianos. Check out some photos of DJD in NY City.
Here are some reviews of our CMJ showcase:
“Our New Favourite Band: Don Juan Dracula” Tony Fletcher’s iJamming
Complete review CMJ 2006
The divinely silly Don Juan Dracula kicked off the proceedings with an overload of lo-fi flashiness, doing an OK Go-like synchronized “boy band” dance and ending their set shooting flames out of their guitars. Don Juan’s new romantic synth-glam is fun enough on its own, but when augmented by matching white suits, a keytar, and the aforementioned shenanigans, it achieved levels of Darkness-like glory.
Don Juan Dracula where on fire
Pitchform CMJ wrapup
Don Juan Dracula opened up, and they will now be your new secret obsession. With uptempo synth rock, these guys put on quite a show. Dressed in all white suits/wife-beaters, they have style and substance. The lead singer takes his job as a showman quite seriously – and has a little Simon Le Bon in him. He went into the crowd to sing and to dance and posed for pictures with fans while singing and dancing. At one point he says that they are a boy band and dress like a boy band and like a boy band, they have a dance. So the keyboardist puts on this early 80’s synth line, and the other three line up and do this choreographed groove. Unreal. And this wasn’t even the highlight! The moment of the show goes to the bassist and lead singer/guitarist lighting sparklers that were attached to the neck of their guitars. That’s showmanship!
DJD rewiew by DJ The Christopher Effect