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Festival Alert: 15 CMJ and Pitchfork Showcases to See This Week

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

With over 1,200 bands playing in the Big Apple this week, it's hard even for the most diehard music fan to make decisions about what to see at the 2010 CMJ music and film festival. Here's WNYC's short list of must-see CMJ (and Pitchfork Offline festival) shows, along with 15 free downloads of some of the week's music.

What shows are you going to see this week? Please let us know by posting a comment below!



Tuesday, October 19

What: Duck Down vs. Blacksmith CMJ Showcase
Le Poisson Rouge, Manhattan
Bands to see: Pharoahe Monch, Smif-n-Wessun & Pete Rock, Jean Grae, 9th Wonder & Buckshot, Team Facelift
Listen out for (and download it here): "Prevail" by Pete Rock & Smif-n-Wessun, featuring Raekwon

What: Micro-Pixels-Rites CMJ Showcase
Where: GlassLands, Brooklyn
Bands to see: Dent May, Steve Gunn, Spectre Folk, Woodsman, tooth ache.
Listen out for (and download it here): Dent May's "Eastover Wives"

What: DELI Magazine CMJ Showcase
Where: The Delancey, Manhattan
Bands to see: Milagres, Zambri, Mike Del Rio, Blackbird Blackbird
Listen out for (and download it here): Zambri's "Carry"

Wednesday, October 20

What: PopGun/Stereogum CMJ Showcase
Where: Santos Party House , Manhattan
Bands to see: The Drums, Wild Nothing, Marnie Stern, Apache Beat, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Lower Dens
Listen out for (and download it here): Apache Beat's "Another Day"

What: CMJ Showcase
Where: Union Pool, Brooklyn
Bands to see: The Babies, Ava Luna, Darlings
Listen out for (and download it here): Ava Luna's "Clips"

What: Terrorbird CMJ Party
Where: Cake Shop, Manhattan
Bands to see: Kordan, Prince Rama, Dark Dark Dark, Marnie Stern, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Listen out for (and download it here): Prince Rama's "Lightening Fossil"

Thursday, October 21

What: JagJaguwar/Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans CMJ 2010 Showcase
Where: Pianos, Manhattan
Bands to see: Lia Ices, S. Carey, Small Black
Listen out for (and download it here):  Small Black's "Photojournalist"

What: CMJ Showcase
Where: Kenny's Castaways, Manhattan
Bands to see: Jenny & The Holzers, Sisters, The Armchairs, Carolyn Mark
Listen out for (and download it here): Sisters' "Highway Scratch"

What: Comedy Central CMJ Showcase
Where: Comix Comedy Club, Manhattan
Bands to see: Reggie Watts
Listen out for (and download it here): Reggie Watts' "Thus Far"

Friday, October 22

What: Bust Magazine CMJ Showcase
Southpaw, Brooklyn
Bands to see: Javelin, Big Freedia, Dominique Young Unique
Listen out for (and download it here): Dominque Young Unique's "Hot Chick"

What: Paradigm CMJ Showcase
Where: Mercury Lounge, Manhattan
Bands to see: Nada Surf, JBM, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Francis and the Lights
Listen out for (and download it here): Francis and the Lights, "For Days"

What: Kanine Records CMJ Showcase
Cake Shop, Manhattan
Bands to see: Grooms, We Are Country Mice, Eternal Summers, Braids, Pepper Rabbit, Dinowalrus
Listen out for (and download it here): Eternal Summers' "A Salty Salute"

Saturday, October 23

What: VFW Group Presents at CMJ
Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan
Bands to see: Surfer Blood, Neon Indian, DOM, Wild Nothing, Lia Ices, Lower Dens, Braids
Listen out for (and download it here): DOM's "Living In America"

What: Pitchfork's Offline festival
Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn
Bands to see: Freddie Gibbs, Matthew Dear, Ty Segall, Javelin, Highlife
Listen out for (and download it here): Matthew Dear's "I Can't Feel"

What: Fixed Presents Making Time
Where: Public Assembly, Brooklyn
Bands to see: Crocodiles, Matthew Dear, Holy Ghost!, Gold Panda, Javelin
Listen out for (and download it here): Holy Ghost's "Say My Name"


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