Scenes From CMJ at Fontana’s

Desert Sharks, winner of our CMJ Open Call Contest 2011 - photo by

It was a fun night at Fontana’s on Tuesday. We kicked off the CMJ Music Festival with a Lower East Side-centric event featuring four very talented bands.  Here are some shots from the evening.

Desert Sharks - photo by

Desert Sharks at CMJ 2011 with The Lo-Down

Andrew Vladeck was accompanied by Lauren Balthrop of Balthrop Alabama - photo by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

Andrew Vladeck - photo by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

Saadi's beats rocked the house - photo by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis for

Less The Band captivated their fans - photo by

Adam Rapp took his turn as front man - with Paul Sparks at his side.

Ray Rizzo got serious.

Robert Beitzel and Michael Chernus were sublime.