CMJ 2010: Picks for Saturday

October 23, 2010

These seven bands make up my final recommendations for the last day of the CMJ 2010 Music Marathon.

Oct. 23 – Red Wire Black WireThe Delancey – 2:30pm

Oct. 23 – Sydney WayserBar Matchless – 7:55pm

Oct. 23 – Care Bears on FireBowery Poetry Club – 7pm

Oct. 23 – The Grip WeedsLocal 269 – 8:45pm

Oct. 23 – Chris Cubeta and The Liars ClubThe Rock Shop – 9:30pm

Oct. 23 – Harper BlynnThe Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Oct. 23 – Sister Sparrow and The Dirty BirdsRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm


CMJ 2010: Picks for Friday

October 22, 2010

Thursday night’s set by The Madison Square Gardeners over at Rockwood Stage 2 was just what the doctor ordered.  I spent the entire day with my dead computer: first swapping out the motherboard and then reconfiguring Windows so that it would work with the new hardware.  Although everything went well, I needed a good dose of rock ‘n’ roll and that’s exactly what The Gardeners delivered.

Now on to Friday’s recommendations: a nicely mixed  bunch of locals with a rarely seen in these parts Californian.

Oct. 22 – James MaddockRockwood Stage 2 – 6pm

Oct. 22- JD SoutherThe Living Room – 8:30pm

Oct. 22 – Spanking CharleneBar 9 – 10pm

Oct. 22 – Sydney WayserOtto’s Shrunken Head – 10pm


CMJ 2010: Picks for Wednesday

October 20, 2010

I was very impressed with Red Wire Black Wire last night.  They had a goodly number of the folks at Spike Hill up and dancing.  But now it’s Wednesday.  If you can’t get to see The Madison Square Gardeners this afternoon, they’ll be playing a bunch of shows during CMJ.  It’s a tough choice late between Two Cow Garage and the unannounced act at The Living Room; I think I’ll be heading over to The Living Room.

Oct. 20 – The Madison Square GardenersSpike Hill – 3:20pm

Oct. 20 – Sydney WayserThe Knitting Factory – 7pm

Oct. 20 – Richard BaroneThe Bowery Electric – 8:30pm

Oct. 20 – Sydney WayserFat Baby – 10:30pm

Oct. 20 – Ian McLaganThe Living Room – 11:30pm

Oct. 20 – Two Cow GarageUnion Hall – Midnight

Oct. 2o – Special Guest – The Living Room – 12:15am
(Canadian, likes Building a Boat and Tall Trees)


CMJ 2010: Picks for Tuesday

October 18, 2010

The CMJ 2010 Music Marathon, with hundreds of bands playing (mostly shorter) sets throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn begins today and runs through Saturday.  Each day I’ll provide you with my recommendations.  Sometimes those recommendations will conflict or be impossibly far apart.  Tuesday’s picks are mostly on the Lower East Side, with one show in Williamsburg.

Oct. 19 – KaiserCartelThe Living Room – 7:45pm

Oct. 19 – Harper BlynnMercury Lounge – 9pm

Oct. 19 – Red Wire Black WireSpike Hill – 10pm

Oct. 19 – Franz NicolayPianos – 10:30pm

Since my desktop computer died tonight, I’ll just keep this brief.


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