Today offers a nice range of bands. The late afternoon show presented by KEXP with Brooklyn’s Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is free, has limited room and will fill up quickly. Get there really early if you want to get in.
The evening has indie pop rockers The Postelles up early at 8pm, a nice pairing at The Rock Shop in Park Slope of straight ahead rockers Aaron Lee Tasjan and Weird Ohio (erroneously listed on the CMJ schedule as The Madison Square Gardeners, a different band Aaron plays in) and lo-fi folk rockers KaiserCartel. This show has a $10 admission charge if you do not have a CMJ badge.
Back in Manhattan, Sydney Wayser will be performing her keyboard-based atmospheric songs at The Living Room. No doubt she’ll feature the new material from her forthcoming album, Belle Choir Coast. Later, Brooklyn’s Ursa Minor will bring their brand of atmospheric indie rock likely focusing on song from their excellent recent album, Showface, to the Living Room stage. Update: This show has a $8 admission charge if you do not have a CMJ badge. Finally, if you missed Aaron Lee Tasjan earlier at The Rock Shop, you can catch him at 1am at The Bowery Electric.
A note about set times: there are frequently three different times listed (one each on the official CMJ schedule, on the club schedule and on the band’s website). Today, I’ve gone with the time listed on the CMJ schedule only because it is invariably the earliest of the three times, and it’s preferable that you get someplace too early rather than too late and find that you’ve missed the band.
Update: I’ve changed the time on the Aaron Lee Tasjan show because he and the promoter have both stated that the time is later than what I originally posted.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Ace Hotel (KEXP) 20 W. 29th St. – 4:30pm (CMJ)
The Postelles – Webster Hall – 8pm (CMJ)
KaiserCartel – The Rock Shop – 10pm (CMJ)
Update (new later time): Aaron Lee Tasjan and Weird Ohio – The Rock Shop – 11pm (CMJ)
Sydney Wayser – Living Room – 10:20pm (CMJ)
Ursa Minor – Living Room– 11:40pm (CMJ)
Aaron Lee Tasjan and Weird Ohio – The Bowery Electric – 1am (CMJ)