CMJ 2010 keeps chugging along with one of the most impressive sets of up-and-coming artists we’ve ever seen in one city in one week. Here’s what we recommend for Friday and Saturday.
Mercury Lounge – Doors @ 6:30PM
Featuring Nada Surf, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Francis and the Lights, and JBM
Love the versality of this lineup. Indie stalwarts Nada Surf, up and
coming dance act Dale Earnhardt JR JR, the soul of Francis, and the
one man acoustic show JBM all blend in rather nicely for a Friday.
Webster Hall – Doors @ 10PM
Windish Agency Showcase featuring live sets from Jamaica, Matthew Dear, Dominique Young Unique & DJ sets from Designer Drugs, GRUM, Kingdom
Just trust us on this one. It costs $1 to get in if you RSVP here and get there before 12. After opening sets from resident DJs Alex English and Rekles, the set times are 12:00-12:30am Dominique Young Unique (Live), 12:30-1:00am Kingdom (DJ), 1:00-1:30am Jamaica (Live), 1:30-2:30am Designer Drugs (DJ), 2:30-3:30am GRUM (DJ), 3:30-4:30am Matthew Dear (Live).
GRUM - Cant Shake This Feeling.mp3
GRUM – Cant Shake This Feeling [MP3]
The Bowery Ballroom – Doors @ 6PM
Featuring Dean Wareham and Crocodiles
A solid show, if I must say so. Dean Wareham is playing Galaxie 500
tunes and Crocodiles’ sophomore album expands their musical
vocabulary, so expect some fun for Friday.
Pianos – Doors @ 7PM
Featuring The So So Glos, Wild Nothing, Woven Bones, Violens
Everyone is singing the praises of Wild Nothing, so what better time
to see them than now at the Forcefield PR showcase? The So So Glos put
on a fun, chaotic live show which fill reinvigorate any tired bones.
Southpaw – Doors @ 8:30PM
Featuring Big Freedia, Javelin, Dominique Young Unique
Great show with an insane headliner in Big Freedia. Wild and raunchy,
sounds perfect for Friday.
Bowery Ballroom – Doors @ 4PM
Featuring Surfer Blood, Neon Indian, DOM, Wild Nothing, and Lia Ices
Talk about one stop shopping. Catch two buzzed yet established acts in Surfer Blood and Neon Indian in addition to some of the most promising acts of 2010.
Neon Indian - Terminally Chill.mp3
Neon Indian – Terminally Chill [MP3]
Big Top – Doors @ 8PM
DeVotchKa inside a real circus tent. It’s going to be over the top and full of vibrant music. A great alternative to the maddening rush of CMJ.
Fader Fort (Ace Hotel) – Doors @ 2PM
Featuring Glasser, Tanlines, and Freddie Gibbs
Fader always does something fun and while CMJ is a bit low key (compared to the wild SXSW Fader Fort) it’s still going to be a great show and you get to check out Glasser and Freddie Gibbs.
Santos Party House – Doors @ 7PM
Featuring School of Seven Bells, Big Freedia, French Horn Rebellion, Dominique Young Unique, Chain Gang of 1974
Santos has bringing the parties and this is the second Windish Showcase and features some very fine talent. It’ll be interesting to see how SSVIIB deals with losing one of the twins.