Just as the snow has begun to hit the pavement, the urban stylistas at Manhattan Portage have found a snazzy new way to cart around CMJ Gift Guide swag even in the worst of weather. The elements wonâ€™t penetrate the thick vinyl vintage messenger bag, a classic but chic design made of 100% waterproof tarpaulin vinyl. The funky material gives a dressed up look to the typically drab winter wardrobe as this messenger comes in an array of primary colors. Itâ€™s the ideal weekender tote for one reason: itâ€™s freakinâ€™ huge! The messenger holds up to 1500 cubic inches. And while Iâ€™m admittedly not sure how much that actually is, rest assured youâ€™d be able to smuggle one of Santaâ€™s heftier elves in this thing. And heâ€™d stay dry if it rains.
CMJ ARTIST LOUNGE
At Red Bull Space
Presented By Paste Magazine, KCRW and indie outlaw
Free Beer! Free Gifts! Free Massages!
Tuesday, October 21 â€“ Saturday, October 25
12PM â€“ 6PM
Red Bull Space
40 Thomson St. @ Watts St.
Itâ€™s not called Marathon for nothing. And so, amid all the showcase madness, youâ€™ll need a place to relax while scoring some free swag and spirits in the process. For the first time ever, Marathon â€˜08 will feature the official CMJ Artist Lounge at Red Bull Space. Offering a central meeting place for artists to interact and rest, the Lounge will also offer CMJâ€™s first-ever Gift Suite, featuring products from Onitsuka Tiger, Gibson, Yak Pak, Edun, Zig-Zag Live, Chipotle, Covet, Manhattan Portage, and more. Rock out on Korg, Marshall and Vox gear that could become yours, as they host product giveaways throughout the week. Styling and hair products will be provided by Hawleywood-Layrite and massages will be compliments of Integrated Body Therapy. Free beer will be proudly presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon.
* Entry is for CMJ Artist and Press badges ONLY from Tuesday, October 21-Saturday, October 25 from 12-6 p.m. Show your badge at the door to enter the event.