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Wednesday, October 21
 

10:00am

95bFM Session @ WNYU
95bFM (Auckland) presents:

10:00AM Bang Bang Eche
11:00AM TBA

NYU's own college radio station, WNYU 89.1 FM will host domestic and international radio stations visiting New York City during CMJ Music Marathon. Throughout the week, each station will host live sessions by CMJ performing artists at WNYU studios. Drop by or tune in to live sets!

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00am - 12:00pm
WNYU Studios (5 University Place, bet. E. 8th St. and Waverly Pl.)

11:00am

iLike It When YahoogleMyFaceTunes... You Tweet
Umm... yeah. This pretty much sums up what we think about all things music and social networking. What's new? These panelists know what's up and can sift through the clutter.

11:00am

Masters Of The Indie Universe Discuss A Path To The Future
The independent music market share has grown to almost a third of the industry over the last decade. As this model transforms from strictly selling finished music products to relying more heavily on licensing, streaming royalties, publishing, etc., these industry heads discuss their visions for the way forward.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00am - 12:15pm

11:00am

When Management Goes Label
Artist management companies seem to be slowly colonizing label-land. Is this the beginning of another new model to salvage the music industry, or just a temporary experiment? This symposium of pros and soothsayers will examine the reasoning of this shift and look at the archetype of the one-stop management company.

12:30pm

Mobile Devices And Concepts Of Tomorrow Here Today
Technology is moving faster than you think. Not only are advanced devices being built, but more importantly there are advanced minds behind the scenes who know where these concepts are headed. Meet some of the players in this fast-growing subculture.

12:30pm

So You Still Want A Major Label Record Deal? Here's The Truth'
Believe it or not, there are major label deals still happening, but their components have changed greatly - not to mention the money going into them. This panel will get you up to speed on major label current affairs and how you can get in on the action.

12:30pm

Strategically Aligning Your Music World With Partnerships And Alliances
With the lack of record deals, some artists are aligning with organizations other than music companies to expose their work. Are these opportunities really that strategic? This panel will discuss the importance of finding and acting on "third party" opportunities.

12:30pm

The Anatomy Of The Live College Performance Market
College gigs are a great way for a band to get exposure, get experience, and most importantly get paid. This panel will discuss ways to break into the scene and how to sustain exposure, sales, and credibility.

12:30pm

Tribute Bands: From Clubland's Dirty 'lil Secret To Profitable Programming
Venue owners and promoters used to love the case and hate the stigma attached to tribute shows. Creative minds have turned this stigma into a cool and trendy (and accepted) profit. Find out how these entrepreneurs have taken it up a notch.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 12:30pm - 1:45pm

1:00pm

CHUO Session @ WNYU
CHUO (Ottawa) presents:

1:00PM TBA
2:00PM Japandroids

NYU's own college radio station, WNYU 89.1 FM will host domestic and international radio stations visiting New York City during CMJ Music Marathon. Throughout the week, each station will host live sessions by CMJ performing artists at WNYU studios. Drop by or tune in to live sets!

Wednesday October 21, 2009 1:00pm - 3:00pm
WNYU Studios (5 University Place, bet. E. 8th St. and Waverly Pl.)

2:00pm

A Thriving Revival Of The Dance Music Genre
With all the negativity surrounding the music business these days, sometimes you just want to dance your worries away. The dance music genre has figured out a way to stay above water in the stale economy. Stability in digital sales outlets has paved the way for new artists with great, progressive, infectious tracks. Meet some of the top players in dance music who have weathered the storm, and learn how the genre lends itself to the intricacies of contemporary sales.

2:00pm

A View Of The Music Industry From A Youthful Perspective
When you're a teenager, music fuels angst, love, rebellion and freedom. Now cast all that romance aside and find out what "the music industry" actually means to an aspiring (and credible) musician or music consumer under the age of 16. This interesting cast of panelists will surprise you with their fresh outlook, ideas and ideals.

2:00pm

Keeping Metal Radio Relevant In The Digital Age
As the digital age leads the forefront for all facets of media, radio is slowly beginning to adapt to its new surroundings and receiving mixed reactions from those who service music to those bringing it to the airwaves. Here we shed light on issues impacting metal radio and what the industry is doing to better serve the needs of both artists and the disc jockey.

2:00pm

Featured Speaker: Andrew W.K.
When the personality precedes the music, who knows what you'll get on stage? Andrew W.K. has built himself as a living phenomenon - an artist who has made his work and music, a public evolution of personal expression, backed up with a celebratory, charged soundtrack of his own making. He's toured internationally, opened a mainstay music club in New York, produced releases from top artists, started his own record label, collaborated on a raucous sound and film collage called WHO KNOWS?, and recorded four full-length albums including his most recent release, 00 Cadillac. As a speaker, Andrew W.K. has transformed traditional lectures at institutions such as Yale, Carnegie Mellon and the Cooper Union into multi-platform "happenings,"

2:00pm

Artist Development: New Technology Applied To Old School Basics
Marketing departments and companies are discovering new ways to effectively reach target customers by applying the basics to new technologies. The lost term of "artist development" is resurfacing in new context. These modern day marketing masterminds will shed some much-needed light on this curious switchback.

2:00pm

Speaking In Code
***RSVP Required To Attend This Screening. Follow Link Above To RSVP***

Dir. Amy Grill
A heartbreaking and lighthearted documentary, it's a vérité glimpse into today's world of techno from Boston to Berlin. Q&A following screening

Wednesday October 21, 2009 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

3:30pm

Being Your Own Label
This concept takes D.I.Y. to another level. The digital revolution is providing tech-savvy musicians with tools to lay the groundwork for a prosperous future. These digi-intelligent pioneers will cover marketing, publicity, outsourcing uncreative work, raising capital, and distributin in the music tech movement.

3:30pm

Now More Than Ever: The Importance Of Music Education
The music industry has been turned upside down with monetization and is underscored by a host of "wild-west" sensibilities. With all this uncertainty and unruliness, what's the business curriculum inside modern day music education programs look like? Is a changing environment opening up doors for new opportunity and are those concepts being taught with the proper insight?

3:30pm

The Evolution of Metal
A philosophical discussion on the genre. Where it came from, where it's going, and how it affects business. Diverse label rosters and wide-casting tours now define the genre, so what constitutes metal today?

3:30pm

Timeless Miles: 1959 - A Pivotal Year In Music
The definition of cool can be summed up in two words: Miles Davis. Explore this timeless musical genius; The greatest year in jazz, music, arts and culture with the 50th Anniversary of landmark recording Kind of Blue, the all-time best selling jazz record, and Sketches of Spain, the key Gil Evans collaboration, and how the cycle repeats itself and connects to the present.

3:30pm

Understanding The Intricacies Of Modern Music Publishing
Publishing is still an unsolved puzzle to some. When considering international hurdles along with the sprawling digital domain, we'll have enough topics for a whole day. Whether you are a pro or just curious you will walk away with a fuller understanding of music publishing.

4:00pm

D-Tour
***RSVP Required To Attend This Screening. Follow Link Above To RSVP***

Dir. Jim Granato
Pat Sturgeon's dedication to his band, Rogue Wave is put to the test as he searches for an organ donor for his failed kidney, performs dialysis daily, and tours with his band. Q&A following screening

Wednesday October 21, 2009 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

5:00pm

WNYU Session @ WNYU
WNYU (NYC) presents:

5:00PM Prayer Town

NYU's own college radio station, WNYU 89.1 FM will host domestic and international radio stations visiting New York City during CMJ Music Marathon. Throughout the week, each station will host live sessions by CMJ performing artists at WNYU studios. Drop by or tune in to live sets!

Wednesday October 21, 2009 5:00pm - 6:00pm
WNYU Studios (5 University Place, bet. E. 8th St. and Waverly Pl.)

6:00pm

DJ Parler
DJ that highlights oldies that have been sampled in some of hip-hops most famous songs.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 6:00pm - 4:00pm
DROM (85 Avenue A (btwn 5th and 6th St.), New York, NY)

6:00pm

Girls On The Wall
***RSVP Required To Attend This Screening. Follow Link Above To RSVP***

Dir. Heather Ross
What happens when a group of incarcerated teenage girls get a chance for redemption... via a musical? Q&A following screening

Wednesday October 21, 2009 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

6:00pm

Andrew Belle
Heartfelt electric guitar-pop for the new 90210 set.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St. (btwn Stanton & Houston), New York, NY)

6:00pm

6:00pm

Steve Abel
Sparse, dark, but ultimately well-crafted melancholic rock.

7:00pm

Those Chosen
Thoughtful hip-hop layered over funky samples.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:00pm - 7:20pm
DROM (85 Avenue A (btwn 5th and 6th St.), New York, NY)

7:00pm

David Lang
Chiming orchestral compositions that are artfully minimalist and skillfully ancestral.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:00pm - 7:40pm
Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St. (at Thompson), New York, NY)

7:00pm

Alan Cohen Experience
It may be cartoonish but it's fun folk pop for all.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Local 269 (269 E. Houston St. (at Suffolk), New York, NY)

7:00pm

Beach Fossils
Dreamy, lo-fi pop band with a shoegaze surfer vibe.
http://www.myspace.com/beachfossils

7:00pm

7:00pm

Bodega Girls
These guys make everyone dance with their funky, hedonistic electroclash.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pianos (158 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

7:00pm

7:00pm

Clothes Make The Man
Nervy and gleaming indie-pop contrasted by coarse vocal edges.
http://www.myspace.com/clothesmaketheman

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ace of Clubs (9 Great Jones St. (btwn Broadway & Lafayette), New York, NY)

7:00pm

Emilyn Brodsky
Percussive quirked-up indie in pop-sized pieces.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Living Room (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

7:00pm

Faces On Film
Indie rock, moments of folk, and a yearning voice as if emerging from a smoky café.
http://www.myspace.com/facesonfilm

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

7:00pm

Freelance Whales
Experimental pop-rock that is rooted heavily in different percussion and electro sounds and youthful vocals.
http://www.myspace.com/thefreelancewhales

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St. (btwn Bowery & Chrystie), New York, NY)

7:00pm

Lia Ices
Experimental folk that resonates from her chilling vocals and arrangements.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. (btwn Essex & Ludlow), New York, NY)

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

Tenderhooks
Whispered vocals slide along down and dirty pub rock "

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), New York, NY)

7:00pm

The States
An unconventional line-up with razoredge rock and inventive songwriting.

7:00pm

7:00pm

The Men Who Stare At Goats
Dir. Grant Heslov
A reporter, trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails, gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. Starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey. Q&A following screening

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

Max Silvestri (hosting)
Stand-up comedy from a man who counts Radiohead amongst his fans.
http://www.maxsilvestri.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St. (btwn Wythe & Berry), Brooklyn, NY)

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:15pm

Free Energy
Prudent cowbells and snotty vocals cruising around on a Saturday night.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Santos Party House (96 Lafayette (btwn Walker & White), New York, NY)

7:15pm

Bananas!*
Dir. Frederick Gertten
Juan 'Accidentes' Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a groundbreaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility. Can he beat the giant, or will the corporation get away with it? Q&A following screening

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

7:20pm

7:30pm

Brit and Cavalry
Woozy blend of psychedelic and altcountry led by rootsy chanteuse.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:30pm - 8:10pm
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

7:30pm

Drink Up Buttercup
Psychedelic without being cheesy, this band sounds like a sinister carnival.
http://www.drinkupbuttercup.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY)

7:35pm

Jesse Boykins III
A smooth charmer, this R&B singer serenades in a husky and steamy voice.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:35pm - 7:55pm
DROM (85 Avenue A (btwn 5th and 6th St.), New York, NY)

7:45pm

Blood Warrior
Greg Jamie of O'Death experiments with simplistic production and creepy acoustics.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer), Brooklyn, NY)

7:45pm

Eternal Summers
Lo-fi duo meld raw, spiky guitars with ethereal vocals.
http://www.myspace.com/eternalsummers

7:45pm

NOW Ensemble
Seven piece classical ensemble with minimalist tendancies and lilting melodies.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St. (at Thompson), New York, NY)

7:45pm

The Boy Bathing
Quiet, acoustic melodies bolstered with intelligent lyrics and male/female dueling vocal harmonies.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Local 269 (269 E. Houston St. (at Suffolk), New York, NY)

7:55pm

Diamond District
Crisp, soulful hip-hop with brass backup and velvety bass.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:55pm - 8:15pm
DROM (85 Avenue A (btwn 5th and 6th St.), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Sydney Wayser
Raspy, sweet vocals atop songs that are fun and quirky yet simultaneously somber. A music box in a haunted house.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Living Room (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

8:00pm

John Biz
Soaring alt-rock with chugging basslines and percussion hooks.
http://www.johnbiz.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 8:40pm
Bruar Falls (245 Grand St. (near Roebling St.), Brooklyn, NY)

8:00pm

We Are The World
A high energy but very sinister dance party helmed by art school disco.
http://www.myspace.com/wearetheworldthecult

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 8:40pm
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

8:00pm

8:00pm

Team William
Chaotic pop from a young, adventurous band.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Fat Baby (112 Rivington St. (btwn Ludlow and Essex), New York, NY)

8:00pm

the black watch
Alternative guitar pop, fresh and contemporary with 20+ years of experience.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Lit Lounge (93 2nd Ave. (btwn 5th & 6th St.), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Ungdomskullen
Relentless guitar riffs, equal parts indierock angular and heavy-metal mythical, that leave the heart pumping.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Santos Party House (96 Lafayette (btwn Walker & White), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Clinton Curtis
Rolicking country roots music with a twangy rockabilly vibe.

8:00pm

8:00pm

ALOUD
Energetic pop creates a rhythm that is easy to learn and forces, at least, foot-tapping.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave. (near S. 1st St.), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Bang Bang Eche
Effects-giddy dance-pop quartet with velocity and vocal affect akin to speed-metal.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pianos (158 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

8:00pm

BEAST
Punk rock swagger, trip-hop beats, and vocals delivered with the sting of slam poetry.
http://www.myspace.com/beastsound

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton St. (btwn Ludlow & Orchard), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Beautiful Small Machines
Acoustic duo force fed electro-pop and spewing out catchy hooks.

8:00pm

Brass Bed
A lovely concoction of pop and indie psychedelia that works better than you'd think.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Willy's (149 Bleecker St. (btwn Thomspon & Laguardia), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Click Clack Boom
Dense, reverb-heavy guitars and powerful lead vocals shaping radio-ready garage pop.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Crush Club
Flashy mashes of schoolyard hip-hop and infectious digital pop.
http://www.myspace.com/crushclub

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Dawn Landes
Low-key singer/songwriter blending adult contemporary with folk-rock and country influences.
http://www.dawnlandes.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)

8:00pm

Findlay Brown
Epic blue-eyed soul balladeering, complemented by lush backing that would do Phil Spector proud.
http://www.myspace.com/findlaybrown

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St. (btwn Bowery & Chrystie), New York, NY)

8:00pm

8:00pm

Javelin
Island influence and a Casio keyboard dominate hand clappy hip-hop.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. (btwn Essex & Ludlow), New York, NY)

8:00pm

8:00pm

Love In October
Groovy, move your feet rock music that changes musical styles about as quickly as it changes tempos.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Trash (256 Grand St. (btwn Driggs & Roebling), Brooklyn, NY)

8:00pm

8:00pm

8:00pm

Red Collar
Eclectic and intimate anti-folk rendered with kitchen sink instrumentation, sultry vocals and pure pop craft.
http://www.redcollarmusic.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ace of Clubs (9 Great Jones St. (btwn Broadway & Lafayette), New York, NY)

8:00pm

8:15pm

Big Sean
Hypnotic hip-hop with big, heavy beats and witty, smoothly delivered rhymes.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:15pm - 8:35pm
DROM (85 Avenue A (btwn 5th and 6th St.), New York, NY)

8:15pm

Ivana XL
Introspective singer/songwriter weds intelligent lyrics to sparse, acoustic melodies.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:15pm - 9:00pm
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

8:15pm

The Depreciation Guild
Epic shoegazing dreams that swirl around gentle vocals and swelling walls of guitar.
http://www.thedepreciationguild.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:15pm - 9:00pm
Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY)

8:30pm

Julia Wolfe
Acclaimed contemporary composer performs bagpipe piece "Lad."

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:30pm - 8:00pm
Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St. (at Thompson), New York, NY)

8:30pm

8:30pm

Dan Mills
Journal-writing-in-the-shade lyrics coupled with bluesy and beach pop singer/songwriter tunes.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Local 269 (269 E. Houston St. (at Suffolk), New York, NY)

8:30pm

Evan Voytas
Electro-pop with sunny splashes of island funk.
http://www.evanvoytas.com

8:30pm

Paul & the Patients
Smokey rock-soul quintet delivering gritty and mellow musings

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Southpaw (125 Fifth Ave. (btwn St. John's & Sterling), Brooklyn, NY)

8:30pm

Takka Takka
A borough tribunal of hopelessly romantic and whimsy indie-pop refrains.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer), Brooklyn, NY)

8:30pm

Lucky Fonz III
Charming singer/songwriter with a delciate, intricate set of chamber-pop tunes.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:30pm - 9:25pm
Googie's Lounge (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

8:30pm

The Gulf of Michigan
Quirk-country on a smokey rock pedestal.

8:30pm

8:35pm

Pac Div
Featuring three MCs, this rolling brand of hip-hop takes everything in its leisurely stride.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:35pm - 9:00pm
DROM (85 Avenue A (btwn 5th and 6th St.), New York, NY)

8:45pm

Javaughn
Reggae hip-hop stylings by way of the inner city.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:45pm - 9:15pm
Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave. (btwn N. 11th & 12th), Brooklyn, NY)

8:45pm

Deastro
Hushed vocals and quixotic beats gliding over a cosmic patina of offbeat retro chords.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:45pm - 9:30pm
Santos Party House (96 Lafayette (btwn Walker & White), New York, NY)

8:45pm

International Espionage!
Snappy post-punk with catchy riffs and infectious plugs.

8:45pm

New Villager
Beat-heavy sing along pop over constantly shifting, dreamy electronic noise.
http://www.myspace.com/newvillager

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:45pm - 9:30pm
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

8:45pm

Oh My God
Hooks abound amid a jumble of indierock sounds, from bulldozer rhythms to shoegazer guitars.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:45pm - 9:30pm
Lit Lounge (93 2nd Ave. (btwn 5th & 6th St.), New York, NY)

8:45pm

Setting Sun
A psychedelic stew of folk, pop, cello backing, soft vocals and heavy drums that's too upbeat to ignore.
http://www.myspace.com/settingsun

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:45pm - 9:30pm
Bruar Falls (245 Grand St. (near Roebling St.), Brooklyn, NY)

8:45pm

Space Capone
Optimistic velvet funk featuring disco falsetto vocals.
http://www.myspace.com/spacecapone

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:45pm - 9:30pm
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

8:45pm

Under the Sherry Moon
An innocent child-like freedom of expression personified through electro beats and washed out vocals.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:45pm - 9:30pm
Fat Baby (112 Rivington St. (btwn Ludlow and Essex), New York, NY)

8:50pm

Kleenex Girl Wonder
Chugging, sensitive rock with wailing vocals.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 8:50pm - 9:40pm
Union Hall (702 Union St., Brooklyn, NY)

8:50pm

Mutlu
Coffee house blues with "

9:00pm

9:00pm

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Edgy 18-piece outfit that draws big band jazz into the digital era.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:00pm - 9:40pm
Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St. (at Thompson), New York, NY)

9:00pm

The Swimmers
Sparkly, celebratory pop with catchy chants presented with cinematic visual aids.

9:00pm

Buke and Gass
A man, a woman, a slew of instruments, and a flurry of talent. Minimalism at its most complex.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

9:00pm

Housing Authority
Gritty hip-hop act spitting meaningful verses with no alternative motive.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:00pm - 9:45pm
The Rose (345 Grand St. (btwn Havemeyer & Marcy Ave.), Brooklyn, NY)

9:00pm

9:00pm

9:00pm

9:00pm

Ribbons
A progressive rock duo with raw energy and wailing harmonies.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave. (near S. 1st St.), New York, NY)

9:00pm

Richard Davies
An indie-rock mainstay with a tremendous catalog and sound that straddles "

9:00pm

Surf City
A soundtrack for surfer movies where the cast are heavily tattooed.
http://www.myspace.com/killsurfcitygo

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)

9:00pm

The Purrs
Sleazy and jangling shoegaze with searing guitar solos and requisite tales of love and loss.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Wicked Willy's (149 Bleecker St. (btwn Thomspon & Laguardia), New York, NY)

9:00pm

9:00pm

The Selmanaires
Heavily syncopated, dance-driven post punk with vintage "

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. 6th St. (btwn Wythe & Kent), Brooklyn, NY)

9:00pm

9:00pm

The xx
Hypnotic new wavish rock band interested in R&B and getting into your pants.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. (btwn Essex & Ludlow), New York, NY)

9:00pm

These United States
Genuine rock infused with some of the key elements of country, honkey tonk, and blues to add a rough around-theedges sound.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Pianos (158 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

9:00pm

Think About Life
The kind of lo-fi, funky dance party that occurs when a punk band learns how to use a synth.
http://www.thinkaboutlife.org

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton St. (btwn Ludlow & Orchard), New York, NY)

9:00pm

Tigercity
Midtempo dance party mayhem.Synthpop at the perfect balance of "
http;//www.myspace.com/tigercity

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St. (btwn Bowery & Chrystie), New York, NY)

9:00pm

Valley Of The Shadow Of Death
Improvisational art rock experimenting with screeching and sweeping violins, erratic howls, and foreign film dialogue.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave. (between Metro & 3rd St.), Brooklyn, NY)

9:00pm

Volcanoless In Canada
Intricate acoustic guitar-based melodies with rock "

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), New York, NY)

9:15pm

Casxio
Soul inspired funk against danceable synths and dirty bass guitar.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Southpaw (125 Fifth Ave. (btwn St. John's & Sterling), Brooklyn, NY)

9:15pm

9:15pm

La Strada
An exhibit of beautifully constructed and whimsical countryside folk that meets the city asphalt.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer), Brooklyn, NY)

9:15pm

Small Black
Multi-layered dream-pop combines programmed tones into a beautiful, indecipherable melee.
http://www.myspace.com/smallblacksounds

9:15pm

Will Kevans
Rhinestone spangled Nashville-style country pop with smooth and engaging boy-next-door delivery.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Local 269 (269 E. Houston St. (at Suffolk), New York, NY)

9:15pm

Elon James White
Race relations take a comic turn.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:15pm - 10:30pm
Living Room (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

9:15pm

My Movie Girl
Dir. Adam Bronstein
Everything Adam knows about love, he learned from the movies. When longtime crush, Kate, realizes that Adam has mistaken their one drunken night together as the greatest love story ever told, she makes it painfully clear that love is out of the question. Heartbroken, Adam becomes consumed with recreating the most romantic night of his life on film. Q&A following screening.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:15pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

Apache Beat
Explosive and emotionally intense this band sounds dark even with the bongo playing.
http://www.myspace.com/apachebeat

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 10:10pm
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

9:30pm

Dead Heart Bloom
Former shoegazer applies ambient technique to songs played on an acoustic guitar.
http://www.deadheartbloom.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 10:10pm
Bruar Falls (245 Grand St. (near Roebling St.), Brooklyn, NY)

9:30pm

Enemy Lovers
Stripped down howling blues rock with a lazy but steady tempo.
http://www.theenemylovers.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 10:10pm
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

9:30pm

Binary Sunrise
Synth heavy new wave band unafraid of being odd and experimental.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 10:15pm
Lit Lounge (93 2nd Ave. (btwn 5th & 6th St.), New York, NY)

9:30pm

Black Cherry
Funky electro band dance it up with synths and sublime vocals.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 10:15pm
Fat Baby (112 Rivington St. (btwn Ludlow and Essex), New York, NY)

9:30pm

I Was A King
Sprightly mix of power-pop and psych that decelerates to hearth hush in quieter hours.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 10:15pm
Santos Party House (96 Lafayette (btwn Walker & White), New York, NY)

9:30pm

9:30pm

Harlem
Lo-fi skullduggery held down by short stabs of guitar and cheerfully slapdash vocals.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Maxwell's (1039 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ)

9:30pm

Naia Kete
Folk singer with tender vocals, calm vibe and socially conscious lyrics.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Googie's Lounge (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

9:30pm

Nathan Halpern
Swingin' piano rock complimented by dusty harmonious vocals.

9:30pm

From Wood To Singing Guitar
Dir. Shawn Lind
This film follows master luthier Wayne Henderson as he uses his intuitive instinct for finding the unique voice in each guitar he makes.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

I Am A Man: From Memphis, A Lesson In Life
Dir. Jonathon Epstein
Members of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike recount their stories of the painful, yet progressive civil rights demonstration.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

No Sana Hoy
Dir. Becky Corman
A journey to Havana where the filmmaker's grandmother, Saluna, once lived.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

Water In The Boat
Dir. David Gutierrez Camps
This is a quietly poetic and uplifting portrait of a life in today's East Village.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

Welcome To My Queer Bookstore
Dir. Larry Tung
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2009, the bookstore has played a groundbreaking and critical role in Taiwan's LGBT movement.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:40pm

El May

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:40pm - 10:30pm
Union Hall (702 Union St., Brooklyn, NY)

9:40pm

Chris Barron & Friends
Former Spin Doctor's very own brand of clipped, romantic lyricism to a singular "

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:40pm - 11:30pm
Sullivan Hall (214 Sullivan St. (btwn 3rd St. & Bleecker St.), New York, NY)

9:45pm

Hank and Cupcakes
Female vocals over bass-heavy but otherwise barebones pop music.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

9:45pm

9:45pm

Mic Crenshaw
A hook-and-loop happy DJ that produces vocal-less hip-hop instrumentals.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:45pm - 10:30pm
The Rose (345 Grand St. (btwn Havemeyer & Marcy Ave.), Brooklyn, NY)

9:45pm

Twin Atlantic
Outspoken rock with heavy layers of guitar that moves forward at a brazen pace.

9:45pm

Zaza
Dark like an unpleasant dream with the same kind of indecipherable, otherworldly layers.
http://www.myspace.com/warofzaza

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:45pm - 10:30pm
Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY)

10:00pm

Real Estate
Indie-pop that sounds like the beach at the end of summer. Dreamy, hazy, smooth, comfortable.
http://www.myspace.com/letsrockthebeach

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Santos Party House Basement (96 Lafayette (btwn Walker & White), New York, NY)

10:00pm

10:00pm

Bosque Brown
Ethereal, low-key acoustic singer/songwriter with folk roots.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Local 269 (269 E. Houston St. (at Suffolk), New York, NY)

10:00pm

The Title Tracks
Power-pop at its finest, the influences don't overshadow the band's brilliance.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer), Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

Atlas Sound
Deerhunter frontman trades punk noise for psychedelic pop, bliss outs ensue.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. 6th St. (btwn Wythe & Kent), Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

Batrider
Unabashedly bleak, melodic and noisey, it's the grungiest ever.
http://www.myspace.com/batrider

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Charleston (174 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

Bel Air
Neo-Americana, alt-country roots, borrowed Southern accents and undeniable swagger.
http://www.myspace.com/belairtheband

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Alphabet Lounge (104 Avenue C (at 7th St.), New York, NY)

10:00pm

Dang-It Bobby's
Bringing bluegrass and folk with a twinge of country to a modern pallate.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Pete's Candy Store (709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

Darlings
The vocals hint at shoegaze but the music is lovely, lo-fi garage-pop.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave. (near S. 1st St.), New York, NY)

10:00pm

Demander
Dynamic rhythms with high-energy and sophisticated melodies.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), New York, NY)

10:00pm

Family Of The Year
Stripped down traditional American folk music.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Living Room (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

10:00pm

Gentleman Auction House
Catchy and dynamic keyboard-fueled indie rock with a white-hot rhythm section.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Trash (256 Grand St. (btwn Driggs & Roebling), Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

Julian Marley + The Uprising (feat Stephen Marley)
One of Bob Marley's sons carries on tradition with roots reggae and socially conscious words.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave. (btwn N. 11th & 12th), Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

Kate Bradley & Goodbye Horses
Femme singer leads indie rock with a touch of goth and nice pop sensibility.

10:00pm

Mumford & Sons
Rural-sounding stripped down acoustic folk inspired rock.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. (btwn Essex & Ludlow), New York, NY)

10:00pm

Postelles
Frantic but tightly constructed indie rock that oozes with stylish gusto while adapting "
http://www.myspace.com/thepostelles

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St. (btwn Bowery & Chrystie), New York, NY)

10:00pm

Sparky Quano
A solo guitarist who pushes the limits of what sounds can be produced form both acoustic and electric instruments.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave. (between Metro & 3rd St.), Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

10:00pm

The Knew
A husky yowl of gruff garage rock and catchy dance pop.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Wicked Willy's (149 Bleecker St. (btwn Thomspon & Laguardia), New York, NY)

10:00pm

The Love Language
A mix of rock, country, and pop with charm and a sock-hop era feel.
http://www.myspace.com/thelovelanguage

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

We Are Wolves
Fast, driving percussion and anthemic, fist-pumping vocals make this trio perfect late-night fare.
http://www.myspace.com/wearewolvesnoussommesloups

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton St. (btwn Ludlow & Orchard), New York, NY)

10:15pm

Renminbi
A chunky, droning, minimalist rock sound that plays to the unique effects of feedback and reverberation.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:15pm - 10:00pm
Lit Lounge (93 2nd Ave. (btwn 5th & 6th St.), New York, NY)

10:15pm

Cymbals Eat Guitars
Yelping vocals over guitar-driven indie rock that's alternatively melodic and sprawling.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:15pm - 11:00pm
Santos Party House (96 Lafayette (btwn Walker & White), New York, NY)

10:15pm

Empires
Grunge revival band with catchy bursts of sound on choruses and anthemic heft to songs.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:15pm - 11:00pm
Fat Baby (112 Rivington St. (btwn Ludlow and Essex), New York, NY)

10:15pm

10:15pm

Japanther
Lo-fi noise rock meets art punk on the dancefloor.

10:15pm

Modern Skirts
Cascading tempos and eccentric beats reminiscent of sunny, coastal sounds.
http://www.modernskirts.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:15pm - 11:00pm
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

10:15pm

Suckers
A landscape of instrument-swapping musicians, combining pop, noise, psychedelia and folk.
http://www.myspace.com/suckers

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:15pm - 11:00pm
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

10:15pm

The Narrative
Piano-based indie-popsters borrow a teeny bit from garage rock.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:15pm - 11:00pm
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

10:30pm

Dinowalrus
Loud, drone-y experimental music that manages to seem unplanned yet carefully choreographed.
http://www.dinowalrus.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:30pm - 11:10pm
Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY)

10:30pm

Rubik
Energetic art-pop with dreamy vocals that bubbles and expands with unpredictable spits of force.

10:30pm

Azeem
A smooth, thought-provoking flow coated with digital scratches and fresh beats.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:30pm - 11:15pm
The Rose (345 Grand St. (btwn Havemeyer & Marcy Ave.), Brooklyn, NY)

10:30pm

CX KiDTRONiK w/ Tchaka Diallo
Humorous hip-hop and comedy.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:30pm - 11:15pm
Gramercy Theater (127 E. 23rd St. (at Lexington), New York, NY)

10:30pm

Franklin Bruno

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:30pm - 11:25pm
Union Hall (702 Union St., Brooklyn, NY)

10:30pm

Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars
A collection of acclaimed jazz artists who come together to pay the ulimate compliment by performing the work of Dizzy Gillespie.
http://www.dizzygillespie.org

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Blue Note (131 W. 3rd St. (btwn MacDougal & 6th Ave.), New York, NY)

10:30pm

Lovemakers
Brash team makes sweaty dance rock to get you moving.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Maxwell's (1039 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ)

10:30pm

Savoir Adore (DJ Set)
Cutesy experimental indie-pop with harmonized vocals and whimsical, fairytale-esque lyrics.
http://www.savoiradore.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Santos Party House Basement (96 Lafayette (btwn Walker & White), New York, NY)

10:30pm

Thomas Simon
A focused amalgam of percussive world and atmospheric experimental sounds.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Delancey (Upstairs) (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

10:30pm

SV4 (DJ set)
Founder of indie label Ghostly International.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:30pm - 11:40pm
Littlefield (622 Degraw St. (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave.), Brooklyn, NY)

10:45pm

Class Actress
New wave with breathy vocals and a squelchy dark side.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:45pm - 11:30pm
Southpaw (125 Fifth Ave. (btwn St. John's & Sterling), Brooklyn, NY)

10:45pm

The Black Hollies
Clangorous, psychedelic mod rock with fuzz guitar and tambourine.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:45pm - 11:30pm
Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer), Brooklyn, NY)

10:45pm

10:45pm

10:45pm

10:45pm

10:45pm

Michael Sackler-Berner
Singer/songwriter backed by classic rock pros, making catchy, calm grooves.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:45pm - 12:30am
Local 269 (269 E. Houston St. (at Suffolk), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Let's Wrestle
Open-hearted indie-pop group in love with being in an indie-pop group.
http://www.myspace.com/letsfuckingwrestle

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)

11:00pm

Jason Trachtenburg
Anti-freak-folk that's almost romantic and definitely whimsical.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Living Room (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Mike Del Rio
Sophisticated yet infectious pop-rock from a restless multi-instrumentalist and musical omnivore.
http://www.myspace.com/mikedelrio

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 11:40pm
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

11:00pm

11:00pm

Absentstar
Edgy pop-alternative rock with strong lyrics and a refreshing sound.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Fat Baby (112 Rivington St. (btwn Ludlow and Essex), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Hesta Prynn
Catchy electro-pop with a decidedly analog feel. Northern State side-project.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Les Handclaps
Electro-pop-meets-garage quartet featuring go-go girls, space age kitsch, and songs in English, German, French and Spanish.
http://www.leshandclaps.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St. (btwn Wythe & Berry), Brooklyn, NY)

11:00pm

Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Tiger!
Quirky, spastic trio blending post-punk and new wave almost permanently set on 11.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Lit Lounge (93 2nd Ave. (btwn 5th & 6th St.), New York, NY)

11:00pm

and the relatives
Alternative rock trio that allows their music to be accessible by keeping it simple yet welcoming.
http://www.andtherelatives.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Charleston (174 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), Brooklyn, NY)

11:00pm

Bear Hands
Manipulated guitars create a solid wall behind aggressive, yelped vocals.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. (btwn Essex & Ludlow), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Broadcast
A wistful oeuvre of experimentations, spacey electronica, and longing evocations.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. 6th St. (btwn Wythe & Kent), Brooklyn, NY)

11:00pm

Evan Dando
Former Lemonheads singer pens poignant pop and rock gems.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Pianos (158 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Fanfarlo
Swaying indie chamber-pop powered by rock heavy bass and drums.
http://www.fanfarlo.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St. (btwn Bowery & Chrystie), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Golden Silvers
Smooth nonstop dance music feeding off influences from a whole variety of genres and decades.
http://www.myspace.com/goldensilvers

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

11:00pm

Heavy Birds
Evocatively despondent chants eclipsed by intense guitars and resolute cello sonatas.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Pete's Candy Store (709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, NY)

11:00pm

Hot Lava
Alt-rock meets upbeat pop, with strong technological vibes.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave. (near S. 1st St.), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Malajube
Francophone experimental power pop with nods to the "
http://www.malajube.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton St. (btwn Ludlow & Orchard), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Motocade
Indie-pop taking its cues from "

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Norris
This experimental group has a sound heavily influenced by the blues, played on homemade instruments.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave. (between Metro & 3rd St.), Brooklyn, NY)

11:00pm

Old Soul
Traditional bard of Americana with a literary bent and blues-rock with a polemical heart.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Wicked Willy's (149 Bleecker St. (btwn Thomspon & Laguardia), New York, NY)

11:00pm

The Beautiful Taste
Art-rock trio experimenting along the spectrum between punk and trance.

11:00pm

The Seedy Seeds
Earnest, bouncy but lo-fi electronic-pop layered with vocal harmonies.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Trash (256 Grand St. (btwn Driggs & Roebling), Brooklyn, NY)

11:00pm

Ume
An attention-grabbing trio with strong guitar and a punk edge.
http://www.umemusic.com

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Ace of Clubs (9 Great Jones St. (btwn Broadway & Lafayette), New York, NY)

11:00pm

US Royalty
A voice clear like water sings out over earnest melodies for both romancin' and dancin'.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Fontana's (105 Eldridge St. (btwn Broome and Grand), New York, NY)

11:00pm

11:00pm

Grandchildren
Lo-fi electroacoustic with haunting choral vocals.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 2:00am
Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St. (at Thompson), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Ninjasonik
Cautionary tales from this humorous alt-hip-hop trio regarding pregnancy and tight pants.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 2:00am
Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St. (at Thompson), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Violens
Solemn sounds that pay homage to a time when the "

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:00pm - 2:00am
Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St. (at Thompson), New York, NY)

11:15pm

Bang Bang Eche
Effects-giddy dance-pop quartet with velocity and vocal affect akin to speed-metal.

11:15pm

Primeridian
Fun and cerebral hip-hop duo who rap over smooth R&B grooves.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:15pm - 12:00am
The Rose (345 Grand St. (btwn Havemeyer & Marcy Ave.), Brooklyn, NY)

11:15pm

Saul Williams
A meticulous grog of philosophical spits, avant-garde beats, and cultural defiance.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:15pm - 12:00am
Gramercy Theater (127 E. 23rd St. (at Lexington), New York, NY)

11:15pm

We Are Country Mice
Stiff vocals and countrified garage rock with nods to fuzzy indie.
http://www.myspace.com/wearecountrymice

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:15pm - 12:00am
Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY)

11:30pm

Alina Simone
Delicate, fanciful singer/songwriter who honors her Russian folk-punk roots.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:30pm - 12:00am
Living Room (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

11:30pm

Math the Band
High-energy, uptempo synth-pop with a punk rock sensibility and intense live show.
http://www.myspace.com/maththeband

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:30pm - 12:15am
Santos Party House Basement (96 Lafayette (btwn Walker & White), New York, NY)

11:30pm

Wild Yaks
Loud dudes with awesome, bluesy punk music you'll want to shout along to.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:30pm - 12:15am
Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer), Brooklyn, NY)

11:30pm

William F. Gibbs
Melting pot Americana, effortlessly combining blues, jazz, soul, country, and rock.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:30pm - 12:15am
Local 269 (269 E. Houston St. (at Suffolk), New York, NY)

11:30pm

Hollis Brown
Rowdy country-and-blues influenced rock with powerful guitar riffs and twangy accents.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:30pm - 12:30am
Sullivan Hall (214 Sullivan St. (btwn 3rd St. & Bleecker St.), New York, NY)

11:30pm

11:30pm

Miz Metro
Tongue-in-cheek lady MC in the Top 40 pop diva mold.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:30pm - 12:30am
DROM (85 Avenue A (btwn 5th and 6th St.), New York, NY)

11:30pm

Ruth Minnikin
Clear-voiced singer/songwriter switching up between country swing and austere folk, backed by 5-piece.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:30pm - 12:30am
Googie's Lounge (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

11:30pm

The Teenage Prayers
Sweltering and brazen garage blues throwback with a healthy dose of handclaps and sing-along choruses.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:30pm - 12:30am
Southpaw (125 Fifth Ave. (btwn St. John's & Sterling), Brooklyn, NY)

11:45pm

Arizona
Playful, quirky pop with a dash of "

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:45pm - 12:30am
Fat Baby (112 Rivington St. (btwn Ludlow and Essex), New York, NY)

11:45pm

Baby Monster
Pulsing electronics with echoy vocals and lasery synth that drones and throbs.
http://www.myspace.com/babymnstr

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:45pm - 12:30am
Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St. (btwn Wythe & Berry), Brooklyn, NY)

11:45pm

11:45pm

Rob Roy
Explicit speak-sing rap flows over R&B infused beats and simple digital breaks.
http://www.myspace.com/robroy

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:45pm - 12:30am
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

11:45pm

11:45pm

The New Collisions
Hyperkinetic new wave dance music with kittenish vocals and a broiling rhythm section.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 11:45pm - 12:30am
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

11:45pm

12:00am

Surfer Blood
A late-sixties beach-pop sound to which dancing isn't required, but automatically occurs.
http://www.myspace.com/surferblood

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:00am - 12:50am
Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY)

12:00am

Boogie Boarder
Tightly-wound psychedelic fuzz-rock with grinding bass.

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave. (near S. 1st St.), New York, NY)

12:00am

David Dallas
Swift rap skills meets a sundry landscape of rasping samples, neat garage, and catchy pop.

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
The Rose (345 Grand St. (btwn Havemeyer & Marcy Ave.), Brooklyn, NY)

12:00am

Duchess Says
Noise-punk with random electronic snippets and the occasional homage to "
http://www.myspace.com/duchesssays

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton St. (btwn Ludlow & Orchard), New York, NY)

12:00am

Fool's Gold
Upbeat Afro-pop that's influenced more by the Middle East than Middle America.
http://www.myspace.com/foolsgold

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

12:00am

Holopaw
Folk-rock more experimental than rustic, but still retaining wavery vocal quirk.

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Pianos (158 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

12:00am

Kingston
Bubbly nuggets of pop-rock that focus on good times and good vibes.

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), New York, NY)

12:00am

Middle Distance Runner
Up-beat rock group with a soaring tenor and breezy melodies.

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Fontana's (105 Eldridge St. (btwn Broome and Grand), New York, NY)

12:00am

Midnight Juggernauts
Somewhere between dance-rock and prog is this slightly tongue-in-cheek trio.
http://www.myspace.com/midnightjuggernauts

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St. (btwn Bowery & Chrystie), New York, NY)

12:00am

miniBoone
Art-rock quintet blends post-punk guitars with antsy, energetic rhythms
http://www.miniboone.com

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Charleston (174 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), Brooklyn, NY)

12:00am

Pete & The Pirates
Clipped, post-punk guitars, factoryefficient drum beats and interlocking vocals, ahoy!
http://www.myspace.com/peteandthepirates

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)

12:00am

Screaming Females
Riotgrrl-style post-punk driven by throbbing bass lines, guitar wizardry, and powerful vocals.

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. (btwn Essex & Ludlow), New York, NY)

12:00am

Silent Way
Sprawling post-punk lo-fi extractions with heavy math rock and noise influences.

12:00am

12:00am

12:00am

12:15am

French Horn Rebellion
Dreamy, unstructured electronic drones replete with blips, twiddles, and chanted vocals.
http://www.frenchhornrebellion.com

12:15am

Still Flyin
It's a party of 15 people singing and clapping in this party influenced indie band.

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:15am - 1:00am
Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer), Brooklyn, NY)

12:15am

12:30am

Coyote Eyes
An opulent display of grandiose and wraithlike rock arrangements and semi-shrill vocals.

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:30am - 1:15am
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

12:30am

Die! Die! Die!
Hyper androgynous yaps and screeches over a choppy terrain of fidgety noise.
http://www.myspace.com/diediedienz

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:30am - 1:30am
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

12:30am

Jenn Grant
Singer/songwriter with a strong, birdlike voice and tense, meditative lo-fi songs.

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:30am - 1:30am
Googie's Lounge (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

12:30am

Kid Color
Pounding bass and beats, with eerie, otherworldly traces of melody.
http://www.myspace.com/kidcolormusic

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:30am - 1:30am
Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St. (btwn Wythe & Berry), Brooklyn, NY)

12:30am

Terry Poison
Gloriously sleazy, outlandishly dressed quintet mix electro beats with rock guitars.

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:30am - 1:30am
DROM (85 Avenue A (btwn 5th and 6th St.), New York, NY)

1:00am

1:00am

Derek Mckeith
Harmonious male soul hip-hop with pepperings of Americana-funk.

1:00am

Hey Champ (DJ Set)
Sawtoothy, eclectic, electro house that's just plain fun.
http://www.myspace.com/heychampdjs

1:00am

1:00am

Mussels
Indie rock band that's playful and fall into classic rifts.

Thursday October 22, 2009 1:00am - 2:00am
Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave. (near S. 1st St.), New York, NY)

1:00am

Team Robespierre
Uptempo electro-pop boosted by bratty vocals and buzzy synths.

Thursday October 22, 2009 1:00am - 2:00am
Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. (btwn Essex & Ludlow), New York, NY)

2:00am

2:30am