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Brooklyn’s Sweetheart Christine Hoberg to play CMJ Music Marathon

This is only the second time I’ve done this, so it’s pretty cool. I typically keep my column separate from my blog, but this article is about one of my friends, so I had to share. Plus it’s #Writer Wednesday on Twitter and she’s a pretty darn good songwriter.

So if you could click on the link and comment on the article that would be amazing. Also, if you’re a fan of music, and more specifically enjoy Feist, Regina Spektor or even Norah Jones, then you definitely want to check out the free music available for download on her website!

Happy #WW! Here’s the full article:

New York City, you are about to be hit with a musical storm of intimate lyrics and jazzy pop folk vocals. Think you can handle it? In a town that boasts fantastic live concerts every night of the week, it’s hard to choose where to go. To make your social nightlife easier, here are three shows you must put at the top of your list.

Starting this Thursday October 21st, Brooklyn sweetheart and songstress Christine Hoberg will be dazzling crowds at this year’s CMJ Music & Film Festival. She has the essence of Norah Jonesand Regina Spektor with a sprinkling of Feist. To put it mildly, she’s got a whole lot of talent.

Christine hails from the Great Lakes Region of the U.S., but she’s been calling New York City home for the past two years. Her first EP ‘Nice’ was released in 2008, and was recorded in what the singer describes as “backwards according to most album standards, first laying down vocals only to a click track of each song’s tempo, then layering the instrument parts on top. The credits are a complete mash-up of metro Detroit talent.” It has also been described as ‘a mix of vivid orchestrations and gritty vocals with cheeky shots at Hoberg’s exes’.

Her second EP titled ‘Ugly’ is set to be released just in time for this holiday season (gift giving idea anyone?). Hoberg has stated, “’Ugly’ is a five song EP and my second official release. It’s a lot more indie rock than my last album. It was recorded in one day live at my bassist’s house, Clay Schaub. Together with Elias Meister, Jon Wert, and Clay we recorded all five songs in six hours. It is being mixed and mastered by Dan Romer. To be released digitally November/December 2010.”

Make sure you stop by her website and checkout her music (which you can download for free) for yourself. You can also keep up with Christine onTwitterMySpace and join her facebook fan page. More importantly go see her live this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and bring all of your friends.

You can catch Christine Hoberg live at the following places this week:

When: Thursday October 21st

Time: 9pm

Where: Sycamore in Ditmas Park, 1118 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn

w/ Chimneys, Christopher Paul Stelling, and more!

When: Friday October 22nd

Time: 9pm

Where: Sidewalk Cafe, East Village, 94 Ave A, Manhattan

w/ Mercy Bell & Maryanna Sokol

When: Saturday October 23rd

Time: 7:30pm

Where: Surreal Estate, Bushwick, 15 Thames St., Brooklyn

w/ Chimneys, Christopher Paul Stelling, and more!

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