White Fence, King Gizzard, Tiny Ruins & more playing free CMJ Hangover Brunch at Baby’s on Sunday

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard @ BVCMJ 10/24/2014

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on now at Baby's All Right for the free BrooklynVegan #cmj day show

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We’re on the last day of CMJ – White Fence just wrapped up their set at our day party and our official CMJ showcase starts in just a bit — but for those who want to extend the music a little longer, don’t forget you can catch some of more active bands this week play stripped down sets over brunch at the DO-NYC / Panache CMJ Hangover Party at Baby’s All Right on Sunday (10/25) afternoon. Here’s the lineup:

Panache CMJ Hangover Day Party!
MAIN STAGE – White fence 5PM
MAIN STAGE King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard 4:15PM
BAR ROOM Juan Wauters 3:15PM
SIDE BAR Tiny Ruins 2:30PM
BAR ROOM Guy Blakeslee 1:45PM
SIDE BAR Christian Peslak 1PM

The show is free and, as you may have gathered, acts will be playing in either the side bar or the main bar for most of the day till things move into the performance space for King Gizzard (who were great at our Friday day party) and White Fence. If you missed them, or want to see them agian, here’s another chance. You can RSVP here.

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more CMJ Wednesday day party pictures: Tweens, PAWS, Lee Bains III, PINS & She Keeps Bees

photos by Chris La Putt

Tweens / PAWS / Lee Bains III @ Arlene’s Grocery 10/22/2014
Tweens
PAWS
Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires

While Amanda was at Pianos on Wednesday (10/22), fellow BV photographer Chris La Putt was at nearby Arlene’s Grocery for the Never Better CMJ day party where there was a rockin’ bill of grungy Scottish trio PAWS, southern sleazy riffmongers Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, poppy/punky Tweens, and Manchester, UK’s attitude-heavy PINS. Then, as a palate cleanser, he swung by Rockwood Music Hall to catch soulful Brooklyn duo She Keeps Bees.

Pictures from those sets are in this post, with more below…

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“Manwa Laage” VIDEO SONG Reviews | Happy New Year | Shahrukh Khan & Deepika Padukone

“Manwa Laage” VIDEO SONG Reviews | Happy New Year | Shahrukh Khan & Deepika Padukone After releasing the peppy number India Waale, the makers of Happy New Ye…
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Bombay Bicycle Club played Terminal 5 with Milo Greene and Luxley (pics & setlist)

photos by Mimi Hong

Bombay Bicycle Club
Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club brought their tour in support of the Mercury Prize-nominated So Long, See You Tomorrow to NYC for the second time this year at Terminal 5 on Wednesday (10/22). Their 20-song set included almost all of the new album — their shift towards arty electronic pop and most interesting LP to date — and others like early single “Always Like This” and a cover of Robyn’s “With Every Heartbeat.”

Opening were their tourmates Milo Greene (whose sound appears to be shifting from a mindie folk thing to a mindie R&B thing), and Luxley. More pictures and BBC’s setlist below…

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Death by Audio throwing free 24-hour drone marathon this weekend in back loft w/ Will Sheff, Excepter, Greg Fox, more

drone

Back when Death by Audio was known as the Sugar Factory, they used to have shows in the loft space adjacent to what’s now the main show space. They call that space The Ranch and it looks like they’re having shows again there, starting with a marathon drone event called Holly Jolloween which starts Saturday (10/25) at 7 PM and goes till 7 PM Sunday (10/26):

To kick off the final month of madness at Death By Audio, we’re hosting a 24-hour wall of sound in the loft space behind the venue. Every performance will overlap with the set before and after, so that there will not be a second of silence for the duration of the day.

Musicians involved in the droning include Will Sheff, Greg Fox, Excepter, Oliver Ackerman (A Place to Bury Strangers), Travis Johnson (Grooms), and lots more. The event is free and entrance to The Ranch is the door just to the right of DbA’s on S. 2nd St.

List of participating Holly Jolloween drone performers below…

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What’s going on Saturday? (BV day party & CMJ showcase, Psych Fest showcase, Television, J. Spaceman, more)

CMJ
Titus Andronicus @ Webster Hall in September (more by Greg Cristman)
Titus

Because of CMJ, we’re doing ‘What’s Going On’ slightly different this week. Each day there’s a handful of day shows which are listed first, followed by the night shows. With so many events happening each day, we’ve limited this to our top picks, but there’s a list of other good ones below the fold. And for even more of tonight’s shows, you can browse our full NYC show calendar.

DAY SHOWS

OBN IIIs, Tonstartssbandht, Dune Rats, The Mystery Lights, Happyness, Ultimate Painting, Dinner, Gal Pals @ Cake Shop
One of Panache’s zillion CMJ shows, this one’s headlined by Austin’s feirce and fun OBN III and seeing them in a tiny space like Cake shop will be pretty wild.

Paperhead, Ultimate Painting, Doug Tuttle, The Estrogen Highs, Negative Scanner @ Rough Trade
One of the most reliable small labels in the country, Chicago’s Trouble in Mind has an incredible roster of psych, garage, postpunk and krauty bands. Catch some of them — including Nashville’s The Paperhead, CT’s noisy Estrogen Highs, and Veronica Falls offshoot Ultimate Painting and the Wipers-esque Negative Scanner — all in one place. Also: the full Trouble in Mind merch table will be on hand, including rarities, limited edition colored vinyl and other cool stuff. Also also: free show.

Krill, Grass Is Green, Two Inch Astronaut, Ovlov (acoustic), Roomrunner, Geronimo!, Broken Water, Pile (acoustic), Palehound, Ronald Paris (of Porches), Kal Marks, Gnarwhal, Meat Wave, My Dad @ Silent Barn
If you’ve been to an Exploding In Sound party before, you know every band goes hard and the fans reciprocate. We said it about Exploding In Sound’s official showcase yesterday, and their all day and night (2:30 PM – 1:30 AM) unofficial show may get even crazier. $ 8 at the door, no badges.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Water Liars, Circa Waves, Springtime Carnivore, DMA’s, The Wytches, Public Access TV, Spookyland, Amason, Little May, Bright Light Social Hour, Ryley Walker @ Pianos
Bowery Presents, uh, presents their annual Saturday CMJ day party featuring a whole lot of bands they think are worth seeing. No arguments: it’s a good lineup! Catch Sweden’s Amason — featuring members of Dungen and Miike Snow — if you can, they were great earlier this week.

Goodbyemotel, Enola Fall, DJ James Laurence, Delta Riggs, Sampology, Little May, Me, My Fiction, The Lazys, Zeahorse, Tkay Maidza, Without Parachutes, Okenyo, DMA’s, Fascinator, Bad//Dreems, Phebe Starr, Dune Rats, Tom West, Spookyland, Oxford & Co, Calling All Cars , Eden Mulholland, The Cairos, Tales In Space, Sophie Hanlon, Kate Miller-Heideke, Ernest Ellis, Totara Jack, The Ocean Party, Luluc, Nova and The Experience, The Kite String Tangle, Saskwatch @ The Delancey (Day & Night)
It’s the annual all-day-and-night Aussie BBQ with a disparate bunch of bands — many of whom skew very pop — but there’s rocking stuff too, like sarcastic punks Dune Rats and Bad//Dreems. FREE.

TOPS (DJ Set), Blue Hawaii (DJ Set), Erika Spring (DJ Set), Lil Internet (DJ Set), No Excuses (DJ Set), Wildarms (DJ Set) @ Wythe Hotel
For those needing a break from seeing live music but still want to do something CMJ-y, Montreal’s Arbutus Records and NYC/Paris label Cascine are throwing this chilled-out party at The Wythe Hotel’s rooftop bar with many of their artists DJing. If nothing else it’s an amazing view.

NIGHT SHOWS

Pity Sex @ Webster Hall in August (more by Mimi Hong)
Pity Sex

The Jazz June, Pity Sex, Beach Slang, Cayetana, Sport @ Baby’s All Right (official BrooklynVegan showcase)
This is our official BrooklynVegan showcase and there’s not a band we’re not excited about (if we do say so ourselves). Headlining is The Jazz June, the ’90s-era emo band who are returning with their first album in 12 years and the singles we’ve heard from it sound like they’re still in great form. Before that it’s punky shoegazers Pity Sex who are co-headlining, ex-Weston rockers Beach Slang whose two EPs are all ringing guitars and endlessly relatable lyrics, the new-ish indie rock trio Cayetana who’s promising debut is out now, and Sport who hail from France but have a ripping emo-y punk sound that sounds straight out of Philly or Chicago. Tickets are still available and a limited amount of badges will be accepted. Hope to see you there!

Slowdive, Low @ Terminal 5
Slowdive are more popular now than they were in the ’90s, and apparently better live too. Terminal 5 is not our most favorite venue ever but we’re hoping those thoughts wash away with “Alison” and other shoegaze favorites.

The Sam Roberts Band, Water Liars, Springtime Carnivore, Dilly Dally @ Bowery Ballroom
Relatively unknown here in America, Sam Roberts is quite popular in his native canada, making slightly jammy heartland rock. Opening tonight is much-talked-about newcomers (also from Canada) Dilly Dally.

DJ Dodger Stadium (Samo Sound Boy Jerome LOL), Casual Sex,, Blue Hawaii, Adult Jazz, Aurora, Nothing But Thieves @ Brooklyn Bowl
While Samo Sound Boy and Jerome LOL have been impressive on their own, they’re even better as the collaborative duo DJ Dodger Stadium. If nothing else, DJDS dropped one of the most infectious dance tracks of the year with “Love Songs.”

Jonathan Toubin, Mac DeMarco (guest selector) @ Brooklyn Bowl
This is the CMJ edition of Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap & Dance Off Party, with Mac DeMarco as guest selector, and judges include Marnie Stern, Nick Murray (White Fence), ,embers of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Dune Rats, plus Lia Mice, and LODRO’s Lesley Hann. Get ready to cut a rug.

Potty Mouth, Cold Fur, Girl Tears, Girlpool, Dead Stars, Sex Jams, Heliotropes, Yawn @ Cake Shop
This is the Old Flame showcase and it’s got a great lineup of mostly punk, indie rock, or the thin line between the two. Potty Mouth are always a good time, Girlpool have a good amount of hype behind them right now, and Sex Jams are here all the way from Vienna.

Holly Jolloween Drone Marathon @ ‘The Ranch’ at Death by Audio
To kick off the last month of shows at Death by Audio, they’re throwing a 24-hour drone marathon in the adjacent loft space (door is just to the right of DbA on S2nd) starting at 7 PM tonight and going through 7 PM Sunday. Among the musicians involved will be Will Sheff, Greg Fox, Excepter, Oliver Ackerman (A Place to Bury Strangers), and Travis Johnson (Grooms). It’s free, stop by!

Protomartyr @ Cake Shop
Protomartyr play this late afternoon / early evening free show at Cake Shop. Protomartyr aren’t playing big rooms yet, but it will still be a thrill to see them up-close-and-personal they way Cake Shop can. Look out for some killer new songs in the setlist too.

Porcelain Raft, Dave Harrington, Lydia Ainsworth, Excepter, Buscabulla @ Cameo Gallery
The once buzzier Porcelain Raft headlines the car2go/doNYC/Cameo showcase which also includes Darkside’s Dave Harrington playing with a band (which should be interesting), and the hyped new age-y Lydia Ainsworth.

Steven A. Clark, Weyes Blood, Jordan Bratton, Foxes in Fiction, Ryn Weaver, Metro Boomin (DJ Set), Andrew Kuo (DJ Set) @ Fader Fort
This last night of Fader Fort skews a little more folk: Weyes Blood is definitely someone worth seeing this week if you haven’t yet.

The Muscadettes, The Grizzled Mighty, Burning Palms, Pageantry, Duquette Johnston, Tom West @ Fat Baby
We only ever seem to remember LES club Fat Baby exists during CMJ. It’s not a bad little room and seeing a band like Montreal’s punky/new wave-ish band The Muscadettes could be fun here.

PAWS, Flashlights, Orenda Fink (of Azure Ray), Amanda X @ Knitting Factory
Good lineup for the Flowerbooking showcase including fuzz pop trio PAWS, the punky Flashlights, Saddle Creek vet Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, Now It’s OVerhead), and Philly indie rockers Amanda X.

Dead Stars, EULA, Radical Dads, The Teen Age, Crazy Pills, pow wow!, The Meaning of Life @ Leftfield
Leftfield is another venue you don’t hear much about except during festivals. Tonight’s a great lineup of local indie rock, especially if your definition of that aims square at 1994. (Dead Stars and Radical Dads, we’re looking at you.)

Television w/ Joshua Light Show / J. Spaceman & Kid Millions w/ Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center
Using old-school psychedelic “liquid light” projections, Joshua Light Show has been bringing a visual element to pop music since the mid’60s and his team do incredible things. This three-day festival continues concludes tonight with two separate shows, both of which should match well with JLS’ visuals: NYC icons Television, and Spacemen 3 / Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce. Not part of CMJ, fyi.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Blazing Eye, Savageheads, L.O.T.I.O.N., Face The Rail, Ivy @ Palisades
This isn’t a CMJ show (only $ 12 though), but especially if you’re in from out of town, it’s a great opportunity to see one of NYC’s best local punk bands, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads. Their organ-fueled sound pulls equally from early hardcore as it does from early garage rock, and the live show is really where it’s at.

Splashh, Native America, Little Racer, Orchestra of Spheres, Roman a Clef, The Love Supreme, Future Punx @ Pianos
Roman a Clef os Ryan Newmyer and Jen Goma of A Sunny Day in Glasgow with Kurt from Ice Choir producing. It sounds like a more ethereal Prefab Sprout. They’re pretty new, could be cool, who knows what it like live? Also, we’re fans of Future Punx. Definitely worth swinging by Pianos if you’re in the Lower East Side tonight.

A Place to Bury Strangers, Moon Duo (members of Wooden Shjips), King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Wampire, Bo Ningen, Prince Rama, Spires, The Wytches, Paperhead, Young Magic @ Rough Trade
Right after the Trouble in Mind party, Rough Trade has the Austin Psych Fest showcase which should seamlessly transition. It’s a pretty incredible lineup of bands and goes till laaaate.

Virus, Ocrilim (Mick Barr of Orthrelm), Dysrhythmia, Geryon @ Saint Vitus
Norwegian metal weirdos wrap up their two-night stand at Vitus tonight, again with great openers: Mick Bar’s band Ocrilim, instrumental metallers Dysrhythmia, and experimental death metal duo Geryon. Not a CMJ show.

Eddie and The Hot Rods, Daddy Long Legs, The A-Bones, The Bloodshots @ Bowery Electric
Eddie and the Hot Rods put out a few punk/pub rock classics in the late ’70s, and tonight singer Barrie Masters’ current version of the group hits Bowery Electric with great support: Norton Records garage rock vets The A-Bones, Daddy Long Legs (no strangers to the Norton scene themselves), and rockabilly band The Bloodshots.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
The current lineup of The Allman Brothers Band has had a very long and impressive run, but sadly the band has chosen to retire at the end of this month. They’ll go out with a bang though, with six shows in eight nights at the Beacon.

Misfits,Private Instigators, A Midnight Tragedy, Dispute to Flames, The Zombie Mafia @ Starland Ballroom
While Danzig is busy with his Samhain reunion and will be here soon, Jerry Only’s version of the Misfits play their annual NY/NJ Halloween shows this month. NYC is on the 28th but tonight they’re in their home state at Starland Ballroom.

Porches, TOPS, Lydia Ainsworth, Regal Degal @ Death By Audio
This JMC Aggregate/Arbutus-presented show has a great lineup with indie rockers-turned-disco rockers Porches, ’80s pop lovers TOPS, new age lover Lydia Ainsworth, and unconventional pop band Regal Degal.

For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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BrooklynVegan will be at Baby’s All Right for CMJ again this year with a day party today, a Saturday day party (lineup TBA very soon!) and an official Saturday night show.

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Widowspeak, Megabog, Homeshake, Girl Tears, Dinner & more played Captured Tracks’ day party at Baby’s (pics)

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Widowspeak / Homeshake / Dinner / Megabog
Captured Tracks CMJ Day Party
Captured Tracks CMJ Day Party
Captured Tracks CMJ Day Party
Captured Tracks CMJ Day Party

Captured Tracks threw a CMJ week day party at Baby’s All Right on Thursday (10/23) with some of their newer signings, plus the only show this week from Widowspeak. The day featured LA band Girl Tears, Seattle’s scrappy pop band Megabog, Mac DeMarco cohorts Homeshake, the part-guided-meditation-part-dance-party that is Dinner. Pictures from those sets are in this post — we missed opener Juan Wauters (sorry, Juan).

Meanwhile, in the front room, Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy and Mac DeMarco were spinning tunes. A couple shots of them, and lots more pics of the bands are below…

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Irving Plaza Ebola benefit on sale

By Klaus Kinski

A few days ago I mentioned that Irving Plaza will be playing host to at Doctors Without Borders Benefit on Wednesday November 19. Unbelievably in the few days that have elapsed since that post, ebola has officially shat itself upon our doorstep. Looks like I’ll have to curtail all of my various hobbies that involve playing with human feces, blood, and saliva amIright? Anyhow, tickets for that benefit are officially onsale. Tickets are being sold in two tiers; $ 60 general admittance and $ 110 VIP admittance which allows bearers access better seating/standing. The line-up currently consists of hosts Greg Barris and Jena Friedman and will feature appearances from Fred Armisen, Jim Gaffigan, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Hannibal Buress, Ted Leo, and more TBA. AKA, this is going to sell out. So pony up the dough because this ebola shizz is serious biz.

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The Gutter bowling alley issues ebola statement (while Brooklyn Bowl repeats “not us”)

The Gutter

Despite official confirmation that it was Williamsburg bowling alley and music venue The Gutter, many still think and are reporting (officially or to their friends on Twitter), that the 1st New Yorker to have ebola went to Williamsburg bowling alley and music venue Brooklyn Bowl. Questlove is DJing Brooklyn Bowl tonight and posted this message to Instagram:

Don’t believe the hype. We are open. #BowlTrain bowling alley mentioned was another alley not @BrooklynBowl. (Side note on the real we should stop the mindless panic and pray for the brother’s recovery and health, we can do better than ignint comments NYC)

Meanhile, the Gutter (where CMJ shows were cancelled tonight), has finally broken its silence with this statement:

To all our customers, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
We’ve been in constant contact with the health department and they have determined that there was no risk to our customers.
Closing today was simply a precautionary measure.

I’m not sure if there was an event at The Gutter last night, but regardless, as a CNN reporter quickly figured out, bellabellejane was not also there.

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What’s going on Friday? (BV day party, Protomartyr, TWIABP, Virus, Amen Dunes, Mitski, James, Woods, Wye Oak & more)

CMJ

Protomartyr in Chicago in July (more by James Richards IV)
Protomartyr

TWIABP at NYU Strawberry Fest in May (more by Chris La Putt)
TWIABP

Because of CMJ, we’re doing ‘What’s Going On’ slightly different this week. Each day there’s a handful of day shows which are listed first, followed by the night shows. With so many events happening each day, we’ve limited this to our top picks, but there’s a list of other good ones below the fold. And for even more of tonight’s shows, you can browse our full NYC show calendar.

DAY SHOWS

Twin Peaks, Single Mothers, The World is a Beautiful Place & I’m No Longer Afraid To Die, Protomartyr, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Tweens, The Wytches, Dilly Dally @ Baby’s All Right (BrooklynVegan Day Party)
There’s a lot of cool stuff today, but of course we hope you make it over to our free day party which goes from noon-7PM and features raucous garage rockers Twin Peaks, sneering punks Single Mothers, post-rocky emo band TWIABP, smart and highly quotable post-punks Protomartyr, Australian psych party King Gizzard, garage popsters Tweens, psych/garage rockers The Wytches, and the NYC debut of Toronto lo-fi rock band Dilly Dally. Sailor Jerry will have free tattoos and complimentary beverages, and Bell’s Brewery will be selling a variety of their craft beers, plus they’ll have a free keg while it lasts. Plus: Baby’s kitchen is open serving their happy hour menu all day. Hope to see you there!

Concord America, CYMBALS, Wampire, White Fence @ Arlene’s Grocery
UK band CYMBALS make dancerock akin to Hotchip adn they do it pretty well; Wampire’s brand of indie dips into ’70s yacht rock; and White Fence channel ’60s garage and paisley pop. Not a bad day show choice at all.

Popstrangers, Literature, White Reaper, Flowers, DOTT, Monomyth, Dinosaur Feathers @ Cake Shop
Hard to go wrong at Cake Shop today with such acts as Philadelphia’s hyperactive janglers Literature, much-buzzed-about UK trio Flowers, Irish indiepop band DOTT, Halifax, NS quartet Monomyth and more.

Splashh, The Wytches, PINS,PAWS, Beverly, Solander @ Knitting Factory
Part of Culture Collide Festival, this day party is another good option to catch some of CMJ’s busiest bands, including across-the-pond acts Splashh, The Wytches, PINS and PAWS, not to mention Brooklyn’s own Beverly.

Dune Rats, Monomyth, Go Back To The Zoo, Liam Bailey, Delta Riggs, Bad//Dreems, Big Harp, Future Loves Past, Taymir, Lay Low, Gossling, Lydia Ainsworth, Go Wolf, Hundreds, Eden Mulholland, Monokino @ Pianos
There’s some cool stuff on this show including Australian garage punks Dune Rats, Canadian power/indie popsters Monomyth and the new age-y Lydia Ainsworth.

James, Oscar, Pinact, September Girls @ Rough Trade
Manchester vets James just played Webster Hall, now you can see them in what’s probably the smallest show they’ve played in eons. It was already a good option with Pinact and September Girls. Free and all-ages.

Comfy, Bad Cello, Running in the Fog, Adult Mom, Bethlehem Steel, Small Wonder, Flagland, Attic Abasement, Mitski, Rivergazer, Girlpool, Amanda X, Jawbreaker Reunion, Bent Shapes, Nicholas Nicholas, Sharpless, Moon Bounce, Leapling, Vagabond @ Silent Barn (Day & Night)
This all day and night (2 PM – 2 AM) Miscreant x Father/Daughter party is unofficial (but only $ 5) and features a stacked lineup from lo-fi introverts like Small Wonder and Adult Mom to indie rockers like Amanda X, Jawbreaker Reunion and Bent Shapes, to the arty pop of Mitski and Sharpless, and hyped LA duo Girlpool.

Foxes in Fiction, Mister Lies, Emily Reo, R.L. Kelly, Yohuna @ The Shop
This is a good bill of DIY pop ranging from electronic sounds to sparse acoustic guitars.

Potty Mouth, Flashlights, Beach Day, Honduras, Boytoy, Beverly, Las Rosas, Sun Club, Dilly Dally @ The Studio at Webster Hall
There’s a lot of cool stuff on this showcase: the punky pop of Potty Mouth and Flashlights, the indie pop of Beach Day, Honduras and Las Rosas, and the scrappy rock of Dilly Dally.

NIGHT SHOWS

Virus
VIrus

Virus, Krallice, Sannhet, Couch Slut @ Saint Vitus
Insanely weird Norwegian metal band Virus are coming to Saint Vitus for a two-night stand beginning tonight, and both shows have great openers. This one is black metallers Krallice, post-metal/post-rockers Sannhet, and noisy hardcore band Couch Slut.

Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Bruce Willis, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Jimmy Heath, Charles Bradley, Matthew Whitaker, Steve Jordan, Jorge Luis Pacheco @ Apollo Theater
It’s the 13th Annual “A Great Night in Harlem” benefitting “countless elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis across the country.” Tonight’s honoree is Herbie Hancock with a host of amazing talent — plus Bruce Willis — on hand for performances.

The Muscadettes, Vesuvio Solo, The Posterz, Homeshake, Lydia Ainsworth, Tei Shi, Allie, Eman, Lisa LeBlanc, Solids, Heat @ Arlene’s Grocery
It’s M for Montreal’s annual CMJ blowout at Arlene’s Grocery, with a bunch of great Canadian talent. Go early for free poutine (if you eat that), stay late (really late) to catch The Muscadettes close out the night at 3:30 AM.

Purling Hiss, OBN IIIs, Hunters, Calvin Love, Meatbodies, Dune Rats, Happyness, Homeshake @ Baby’s All Right
Panache Booking brings some of its roster to Baby’s All Right tonight, including one of shouldn’t-be-missed OBN-IIIs few CMJ performances. The whole bill is solid though.

Frankie Cosmos, Flowers, Beverly, September Girls, Only Real, DJ Andy Nystrom (PWN), DJ Lio Kanine @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Kanine Records is throwing this free show at Williamsburg entertainment/shopping destination with a great bunch of indie pop bands (make sure you see Flowers this week). RSVP to skip the line.

The World is a Beautiful Place & I’m No Longer Afraid To Die, Empire! Empire!, Field Mouse, Wildhoney, Sorority Noise @ Cameo Gallery
Topshelf’s showcase (presented by Washed Up Emo) is good as usual this year with the lushly layered TWIABP, the raw and inward-looking Empire! Empire!, the alt-pop of Field Mouse, the shoegaze of Wildhoney, and the crunchy pop of Sorority Noise.

Protomartyr, Creepoid, Love as Laughter, Eaters, Special Guest @ Death By Audio
If you’re visiting from out of town, this is a good night to visit one of Williamsburg’s best venue’s Death By Audio which is set to close in less than a month. Headliners Protomartyr were great here back in the Spring, and the whole line-up is rock-solid.

Blue Hawaii, Ballet School, Lydia Ainsworth @ Glasslands
Montreal’s Blue Hawaii make skittering, ethereal electronic music on record but live it’s a little more of a dance party. Also of note: fellow Arbutus artist Lydia Ainsworth whose classically trained background makes for complex, orchestral pop.

Zola Jesus, DJ Dodger Stadium, Dave P, Sammy Slice @ Le Bain
Zola Jesus’s sound and stage show was excellent at Webster Hall earlier this week. Tonight she may have to scale things down performance-wise, but it’s a great chance to see her in a much more intimate location.

First Aid Kit, Samantha Crain @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Swedish duo First Aid Kit make more of their quality folk pop on this year’s Stay Gold. They were already in NYC around its release date and now they’re back for round 2 (not part of CMJ).

Boytoy, Little Racer, Tennis System, Weekender, Suburban Living, The Muscadettes, Gal Pals, Needle Points @ Lit
Comprised of twin sisters Chantal and Kathleen Ambridge (plus a drummer live), Montreal’s Muscadettes make super-catchy, riffy rock with shouty choruses and hooks a’plenty.

Mexican Golden Girls, DMA’s, Bear’s Den, Peter Matthew Bauer, Little May, Chief Scout, Colony House @ Mercury Lounge
The Paradigm Agency’s CMJ showcase is highlighted by former Walkmen bassist Peter Matthew Bauer who makes is own fine gritty, heartland style indie rock. Stay late for DJ duo Mexican Golden Girls.

Alkaline Trio, Skeleton Key @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Grim but melodic punks Alkaline Trio have eight records ranging from pretty good to pretty great, and they’ll be playing two in full at each night of this 4-night run at MHOW (it won’t be announced which albums are which night). This is night 4, and though all four shows fall during CMJ, they’re not part of the fest.

Wye Oak, Joshua Light Show / Woods, Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center
Using old-school psychedelic “liquid light” projections, Joshua Light Show has been bringing a visual element to pop music since the mid’60s and his team do incredible things. This three-day festival continues with two separate shows: Baltimore’s anthemic Wye Oak, and then Woods whose style should fit in with JLS’ visuals well. Not part of CMJ.

Wolvves, Glass Gang, Sunflower Bean, Bo Ningen, Baby Alpaca, Bowmont, MOTHXR, Eddi Front, The Yum Dee Days, Fascinator, Shilpa Ray, Altopalo, Waltz, Vandana Jain, Girlpool, Fielded @ Pianos
You can catch some of the most talked-about CMJ bands (Girlpool, Bo Ningen) at the Deli Magazine showcase.

Kevin Morby, Chris Forsyth,Twin Peaks, Springtime Carnivore, Modern Vices, Ryley Walker, Geronimo Getty @ Rough Trade
So many CMJ shows to choose from, but this is another good one with ubertalented former Woods/Babies dude Kevin Morby, pych folk singer Ryley Walker, and Chicago’s raucous Twin Peaks. And more!

PAWS, Solids, Heat, Meat Wave, Washer @ Shea Stadium
This is the Ipsum/Heavy Trip showcase and it’s pretty stacked, with two quality fuzz pop bands — PAWS and Solids — plus Heat, Meat Wave and Washer, who all fit the bill well.

Be Forest, The Flag, Kindling, DOTT, Lia Mice, Night Powers, Curelight Wounds @ The Gutter
The good folks at Gimme Tinitus and Mirror Universe Tapes have put together this quality showcase at The Gutter’s backroom, with Italy’s shoegazy (in an ’80s 4AD way) Be Forest, and Ireland’s charming DOTT amongst its highlights.

Moon Duo, Amen Dunes, Marissa Nadler, Dream Police @ Trans-Pecos
Sacred Bones’ showcase is good start to finish with The Men-related experimental duo Dream Police, dream folk singer Marissa Nadler, psych folk band Amen Dunes, and psych rock band Moon Duo.

Krill, Ex-Breathers, Lost Boy?, Flagland, Kal Marks, Dirty Dishes, Two Inch Astronaut, Geronimo! @ Trash Bar
If you’ve been to an Exploding In Sound party before, you know every band goes hard and the fans reciprocate. With such a good chunk of the family on the bill tonight, that’s sure to be the case again

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
The current lineup of The Allman Brothers Band has had a very long and impressive run, but sadly the band has chosen to retire at the end of this month. They’ll go out with a bang though, with six shows in eight nights at the Beacon.

Restorations, Self Defense Family, Brian McGee, Ghost House @ Asbury Lanes
Restorations’ new record has them doing the kind of blue collar rock we’ve gotten from The Gaslight Anthem and The Menzingers, and it’s easily their best yet. Self Defense Family on the other hand, play a type of forward-thinking post-hardcore that changes on every release. SDF play NYC tomorrow and Restorations will do so in November, but here’s a good chance to catch the two bands together in the area.

Deniro Farrar, Denzel Curry, Remy @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
There’s not too much in the way of exciting hip hop at CMJ this year, but Deniro Farrar is undoubtedly one of the best options.

For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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