These seven bands make up my final recommendations for the last day of the CMJ 2010 Music Marathon.
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.
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. 2o – Special Guest – The Living Room – 12:15am
(Canadian, likes Building a Boat and Tall Trees)
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.
Since my desktop computer died tonight, I’ll just keep this brief.