peelander-z as amazing as you would think

BrooklynVegan just posted a video of Japanese band, Peelander-Z, during their stay in Brooklyn over CMJ. Peelander-Z are pretty much exactly what you would expect from a band that has the “word” Peelander in their name – Amazing. They had me at, “My name is Peelander Yellow. I love your mum. I love your father. I love your grandmum.” BV explains, “The video was filmed on North 6th Street in Brooklyn not long after they played an insane set at the free BrooklynVegan party inside Public Assembly.”

PHOTO GALLERY: CMJ … it happened and barely anyone got hurt.


Nicky Digital had his annual showcase. There was free beer and 6 bands. See the Photos HERE!
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Pitchfork Is Doing Something Too

Last year, Pitchfork joined in CMJ festivities by throwing their own free one-day music showcase in the form of the #Offline festival. And while Kanye may not make a surprise appearance in their 2011 parties, the online music magazine will at least entertain two boroughs with some amazing bands.

So if you can’t wait till the new festival Pitchfork Presents : Forms in February, then check out Pitchfork’s TWO contributions this Saturday, October 22:

image c/o Brooklyn BreweryPitchfork Presents
Performances by Dom and Unknown Mortal Orchestra
DJ set from Neon Indian
2pm to 6pm
Aloft Hotel
216 Duffield Street, Brooklyn
FREE with RSVP to [email protected]

Altered Zones
Performances by AraabMuzikEric CopelandGrimesXeno & OaklanderTrash TalkLight AsylumPrince RamaFORMADiveTeengirl Fantasy
DJ sets from Awesome Tapes From AfricaWeird MagicTodd PenduMain AttrakionzAyshay
7:30pm
New Museum Theater, Lobby and Sky Room
235 Bowery, New York
$20 Members / $25 Non-Members

CMJ 2011 Schedule – Day 3,4 & 5 picks

CMJ 2011

Welcome to Part 2 of our 2011 CMJ picks.  We teamed up with My Social List (of The Most Blogged About Shows of the Week) to give you the rundown of some of the best music of the fest.  Last time we covered the first two days of CMJ; today we finish up with Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Hopefully you already have your CMJ pass — or maybe you’ve been occupying Wall Street and want to enjoy some free music and booze.  Regardless, we hope to have you covered.

Thursday Afternoon Shows:

10:30AM:  KEXP CMJ w/ The Lonely Forest, Givers, Dum Dum Girls, Widowspeak @ The Ace Hotel – Free!

1PM:  Purevolume Smartlounge w/ Dum Dum Girls, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Araabmusik, The Stepkids, Gotye, Talib Kweli DJ Set, Nancy Whang DJ Set, Amrit Singh DJ Set – RSVP HERE & Download APP!

2PM:  SPIN PUMA Social Sessions w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Maluca, Class Actress @ Puma Store Union Square – Free!

12PM:  Floating Fest w/ Body Language, CSLSX, Caveman, High Highs, Grimes, Warm Ghost, Porcelain Raft, Hands, Guards, Doldrums, Beat Connection, Little Red, Parlovr @ Pianos – Free!

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Unofficial CMJ at 13 Thames

With all the great shows slated for this week, it’s easy to forget that the local DIY concert scene will also be in full unofficial CMJ swing.  So if your dance card isn’t already filled, hop off the Morgan stop and check out these parties hosted on the 3rd floor of 13 Thames:

image c/o Bermuda Bonnie

Tuesday, October 18
eauxneaux * DATALOGBermuda BonniePhone TagDOLDRUMS
8:30pm
$5

Wednesday, October 19
Bushwiccan * fthrsnChrome SparksSun GlittersSpanish Prisoners
8:30pm
$5

Thursday, October 20
XDS (formerly Experimental Dental School)Royal BathsStarlight GirlsABADABAD
8:30pm
$5

Friday, October 21
Sad SoulsBLUMKOHWI Time WharpZULA
8:00pm
$5

CMJ 2011 Schedule – Day 1 & 2 PICKS

CMJ 2011

Welcome to Part 1 of our 2011 CMJ picks.  We teamed with My Social List (The Most Blogged About Shows this Week) to give you the rundown of some of the best shows of the fest.  First off, a quick tip: This year CMJ show-only badges are $150; in years past (unless you were a student), trying to get an all-access pass could cost you three times that much. Meanwhile, we’ll try to help you save a few bucks by recommending primarily cheap and free shows.

This list includes official CMJ shows & unofficial shows alike.  We tried to throw in some counter-programming so that those who don’t partake in music (losers!) or those sick of it can still be entertained.

Tuesday Evening Shows:

6PM: Live4ever Media CMJ w/ The Duke Spirit, Damndogs, Figo, Pint Shot Riot, The Minutes, Fifth Nation, 1,2,3, Le Blorr, The Dirty Grand, LA Riots DJ set, VHS or Beta DJ set, Boyhollow DJ set @ Brooklyn Bowl – Free with RSVP

7:30PM: Car Park / Paw Tracks Showcase w/ Class Actress, Dent May, Cloud Nothings, Young Magic, Adventure, Jimmy Whispers @ Public Assembly – Price TBD

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