Just when you thought autumn was here and you were gonna slow it down some, go to bed early, stop drinking and re-commence going for early morning jogs, I have to remind you that CMJ will be here next week. It’s always an overwhelming and absorbing experience for music fans and their livers alike. And since it’s genuinely impossible to fit in every show/band that you might want to see, we hope that our CMJ Preview will alleviate any anxiety you may have.
Part I of our recommendations is here for you today, and I’ll reveal Part II later this week. It should highlight some of the exciting artists that are heading to New Yawk Citay from October 21st-26th, and give you an idea of what to expect….
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21st
1. Brooklyn Vegan Showcase @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 6 pm — Passion Pit, Jens Lekman, Ponytail, The Sammies, Emmy the Great
2. DC Hardcore Records Showcase @ Crash Mansion, 8 pm — These Arms, Goes Cube, Team Robespierre, HR (Bad Brains), Die!Die!Die!
3. 10 pm @ Spiegeltent — Deerhoof, Nymph, Fat Worm of Error
4. Manimal Vinyl Showcase @ Cake Shop, 7 pm — Hecuba, Gangi, Rio En Medio, We Are The World, Rainbow Arabia
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22nd
1. Car Park/Pawtracks Showcase @ Le Poisson Rouge, 7 pm — Adventure, Beach House, Ecstatic Sunshine, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, WZT Hearts, Dent May and His Magnificent Ukelele, Excepter, Kria Brekkan, Rings, Tickley Feather
2. Bar/None Records Showcase @ The Delancey, 8 pm— Starling Electric, Shannon McArdle, Hotel Lights, Greg Camp, Hot Lava
3. 12 pm ‚Äì 2 am @ Crash Mansion— Continental Divide, Battle Crisis, Naked Hearts, Look Mexico, Starfucker, Pretty Good Dance Moves, PWRFL Power, Feral Children, Terrordactyls, Photo Atlas, Bang Bang Eche, Pomegranates, Shackeltons, Oxford Collapse, Voyager One
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23rd
1. Force Field PR Showcase @ Pianos, 8 pm— Crystal Stilts, Cause Co-Motion, Au, Duchess Says, Bell
2. Rhapsody Rocks NYC Showcase @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 7:30 pm— Mission of Burma, The King Khan & BBQ Show, Jay Reatard, The Dutchess & The Duke
3. 7 pm @ Webster Hall— Crystal Castles, Fujiya & Miyagi, Who Made Who, Lymbyc System
4. NYC Taper Showcase @ Cake Shop, 3 pm — Bearsuit, Bloodsugars, Bridges and Powerlines, Best Friends Forever, Sharon Van Etten, The Loom, Naked Hearts