Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event + mobile app → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
View analytic

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Friday, October 23
 

9:00am

Recession-Era Dealmaking
The economy may be in crisis, but a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. This panel will explore whether or not entertainment industry deals are being executed in the current environment and how they operate compared to deals in recent years. New opportunities exist for dealmakers and this panel will examine creative ways to foster profitable partnerships when the chips are down. What happens when the recent private-equity backed deals start to unravel? Does partnering with a major corporation such as Walmart or Target succeed at boosting a band's record sales among Middle Americas, and does it affect the band's artistic credibility? Can current efforts to lower concert ticket prices and proposed anti-scalping legislation make concert attendance feasible for Americans with the lowest disposable income in years? This panel will explore the issues facing dealmakers in the entertainment industry in the current economic crisis and discuss ways to turn the recession's limited resources into unique growth strategies.

10:00am

KDHX/KSLU Session @ WNYU
KDHX/KSLU (St. Louis) presents:

10:00AM TBA
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!
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00am - 12:00pm
WNYU Studios (5 University Place, bet. E. 8th St. and Waverly Pl.)

10:10am

Starting From Zeroes: Start-Ups & Digital Distribution
Today's online start-ups are striking a balance between accessing content, serving their users and protecting themselves from liability. With little overhead, internet companies can provide their services for less than the brick and mortar establishments of yesterday. But in a realm where anyone can establish an internet presence in a matter of minutes and readily obtain access to user generated, user posted and other "free"

11:00am

College Radio
First come, first serve: sign-ups will be in person and take place during College Day, Thursday, October 22 from 9:00am-3:45pm at NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, NYU Kimmel Center, NYU Kimmel Center, 4th Floor, Room 401

11:00am

$10,000 And A Great Independent Artist
If you've got the goods on tape and the moves on stage, then finding $10G to invest in your act shouldn't be tough. The real problem is knowing what to do with that cash and how to maximize the funds to position yourself for success.

11:00am

Exactly Why Did The Major Label System Fail? Or Did It?
This open forum serves as a sounding board for a very opinionated crew of professionals. Bring your biases, pre-conceived notions, questions, baggage, cynicism or even optimism because crowd participation will weigh heavily in these discussions.

11:00am

Music Industry Myths, Gossip And Predictions For The Next Five Years
Some people have the inside scoop on everything happening right now and others are constantly and accurately predicting the future. This group of professionals and soothsayers will do both while adding their own two cents.

11:00am

Sister Hazel: 15 Years Of Artist Development
Members of Sister Hazel and their management will discuss the band's unique approach to a long-term career of ongoing artist development and staying ahead of the industry dips. From building their initial fan-base, to thriving in the major label system and then, life after label, Sister Hazel developed fan events like "The Rock Boat" and "The Hazelnut Hang"; all while building and maintaining an ardent following and online presence which has added up to the enduring success of the band.

11:00am

Destination Unknown: What's Next For The Industry In 2010
In this spirited annual discussion, we pull back the curtain and look into the future of the entertainment industry. Will the music industry continue its trend and completely abandon the old business models? Will large film companies look to independent online content for new material? The panel will discuss not only what strategies have failed in the past year but also, hopeful new forward-thinking business models and opportunities. We will look at methods to monetize existing content and how the industry may look over the coming year, and in years to come. The future of the entertainment industry may look very different from the industry of the past, but with creativity and perseverance, it will be bright!

11:20am

Footprints In Cyberspace: Following Consumers Online
Is Big Brother really that bad? Online platforms can be used to collect vast amounts of information about who's listening, watching or interacting. We can learn about their tastes, their buying behavior, their Internet browsing behavior and their opinions, and that's just scratching the surface. Research shows that consumers respond well to technology that delivers products that meet their needs and desires - including entertainment. Google bots are already scanning your Gmail to suggest advertisements based on your email content, but there seems to be a fine line between what's helpful and creepy. Consumers remain wary about the intrusion of technology on their privacy while using the internet. There are important precautions one can take to prevent unwanted disclosure of private information online. This panel will discuss the various privacy rules and regulations that apply to how companies collect and treat information about consumers and what additional regulations we may see in the near future.

12:00pm

The Audition
***RSVP Required To Attend This Screening. Follow Link Above To RSVP***

Dir. Susan Froemke
This film looks at the intense pressures young opera singers face as they struggle to succeed in one of the most diffiicult professions in the performing arts. A suspenseful competition narrative and revealing backstage look at what it takes to make it as an opera singer. Q&A following screening
Friday October 23, 2009 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

12:10pm

Swedish Music Seminar: Industry And Business Radar
What are the latest trends in label operations? What are the artist's options in today's marketplace?

12:20pm

Featured Speaker: John Scher
John Scher, co-CEO, Metropolitan Talent, is one of the most highly respected veterans in live entertainment. Metropolitan Talent has emerged as a multi-faceted industry leader encompassing artist management, the independent record label Hybrid Recordings, and the concert division, Metropolitan Talent Presents. Throughout the years, John Scher and Metropolitan created, produced or co-produced many critically acclaimed national tours concert events for home video, pay-per-view and broadcast television. In 2007 alone, Metropolitan Talent Presents produced over 350 events with total attendance over half a million and in December 2008, produced Liza's at The Palace, a Broadway theatrical event, which earned Scher and Metropolitan a 2009 Tony Award.

12:30pm

Music Publishing and Licensing
First come, first serve: if you would like to sign up for this session, please email Mentor@cmj.com and put the session title in the subject of the email. You will be emailed back with your exact time slot along with further instructions.

12:30pm

Internet Radio: A Free-For-All
Type the words "Internet radio" into any search engine and all you see is the word "free." Who is making money and how? What is the value of "free?"

12:30pm

State Of The Union: Music In Film And Television
Is there a formula for placing your music in a film or show, or is it merely luck and timing like everything else in show business? There is a lot going on behind the scenes these days and this "A-list" of industry pros will candidly discuss the path you need to take.

12:30pm

The Required Skill Set For Artist Managers In Today's Music Climate
Veteran artist managers are busier than ever. Why? Because they have picked up where the labels have left off. New, non-label opportunity is where the action is and managers are at the helm. Get the tools to multi-task in this brave new world of management.

1:00pm

Featured Speaker: Emmanuel Jal
Fresh from recording his third album, WARchild, Sudanese hip-hop artist Emmanuel Jal will share his first-hand experience of being a child soldier for a rebel army in Sudan and how he imparts messages of social justice in music. He will discuss his heroic navigation of the injustices in Darfur and how he has learned to rap for freedom.

1:00pm

KUOM Session @ WNYU
KUOM (Minneapolis) presents:

1:00PM Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
2:00PM Phantogram

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!
Friday October 23, 2009 1:00pm - 3:00pm
WNYU Studios (5 University Place, bet. E. 8th St. and Waverly Pl.)

1:30pm

Ethical Negotiation Practices
Negotiating deals is a large part of the entertainment business and attorneys representing their clients are bound by the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. In navigating the tricky paths of negotiation, what information are attorneys bound to keep confidential? How forthright must an attorney be with opposing counsel? And when does puffery cross the ethical line? This panel will explore these issues through a step-by-step mock negotiation that will examine the good side and the dark side of doing deals in the entertainment industry.

2:00pm

Music Production
First come, first serve: if you would like to sign up for this session, please email Mentor@cmj.com and put the session title in the subject of the email. You will be emailed back with your exact time slot along with further instructions.

2:00pm

A Music Supervision Mood Box Drop Listening Session
Here is a rare opportunity to get your music heard by some weighty decision makers. Music supervisors place signed and unsigned artists into many different, sometimes surprising categories. Drop your finished master into one of four drop-boxes at the entrance: "happy," "sad," "quirky," and "serious" and get it heard and critiqued.

2:00pm

Creating Music With The Newest Technology
Virtual synths, multi-sampled drum modules, amp modeling technology and digital audio workstations are all part of the new culture of the creation of music. Panelists will pontificate on how musicians have the power to take control of their artistic endeavors and where the digital process is headed in the future.

2:00pm

Journalism As A&R
What exactly is A&R these days and who are the real people discovering new artists? This panel will branch outside the labels to discover the discoverers, and will dissect digital credibility through blogs and online (so called) critics.

2:00pm

Modern Publicity Strategies for the Touring Musician
Prep that bus! Touring is expensive and you should get the most for your mileage. These professionals will discuss some obvious and not so obvious ways to maximize your publicity and exposure before (and while) going out on tour.

2:00pm

Average Community
***RSVP Required To Attend This Screening. Follow Link Above To RSVP***

Dir. Fred Zara
Combining 1980s home-video footage with present-day interviews, Fred digs deep into the punk rock ethos that inspired the youth of 1980's small town America. Q&A following screeningRSVP here:
Friday October 23, 2009 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

2:15pm

HAIR
Over 30 years ago, the musical HAIR hit Broadway with an innovative performance style that mirrored the 1960s cultural shift. Learn how the new creative team built upon this revolutionary model for HAIR's current award-winning revival and experience an unforgettable performance.

2:40pm

From Treatments To Royalties: The Basic Lifespan Of An Indie Film
Coming up with a brilliant idea for a film is the easy part, but what happens after you get the great idea? What do the contracts and development processes look like in this economy? How can a great film be made on a small budget in a short amount of time? Even after the camera has stopped rolling, filmmakers need to be prepared to handle the business end of a film and continue to be creative. Is it best to go to film festivals? First-time filmmakers need to consider alternate methods of distribution and inking an independent distribution deal often means raising a large part of the funding on your own. Panelists will discuss and disassemble the development, financing, production and distribution of an independent film in light of the recession.

2:45pm

3:30pm

Songwriting
First come, first serve: if you would like to sign up for this session, please email Mentor@cmj.com and put the session title in the subject of the email. You will be emailed back with your exact time slot along with further instructions.

3:30pm

Breaking Into Film Scoring
Composing music for film can be one of the most exhilarating (and potentially lucrative) creative experiences. It's also a world that seems impossible to get into. What and who does an artist need to know in order to make it in the field of film composition? How do you get your work noticed? This panel will feature film directors, studio music executives, music supervisors, and artists who have successfully made the transition to film composition.

3:30pm

PBS/NPR: 100 Million Consumers Can't Be Wrong
NPR has the second and third most listened-to radio shows nationally, and PBS has a much larger primetime audience than both HBO and Bravo!. But these impactful media organizations have been a blind spot for music marketers for decades. Sales of music by artists including Bon Iver, The Decemberists and Grizzly Bear have been directly driven by exposure on NPR, while PBS has recently run important specials about Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. Learn about the most effective way to reach adult consumers through these channels.

3:30pm

The Bitter Truth: When Your Live Show Sucks
You'll notice the first red flag when your friends and fans tell you how much they enjoyed your live show, but they continue to be the only ones showing up. A lack of retail sales has put the focus on the live show as a way to generate income. And if you are looking for funding, a mediocre live show is usually the deal breaker. This panel hashes out how your show can gain impact with fans and investors, while remaining true to your sound.

3:45pm

Taking Back The Acoustic Performance: Featuring Fred Mascherino And Friends
An intimate and informal performance and discussion with former member of Taking Back Sunday's Fred Mascherino who has managed to creatively and successfully stay ahead of the game. Through authenticity with work and art, Fred is finding success in more ways than just the normal traditions of the music industry.

4:00pm

4:00pm

Mellodrama
***RSVP Required To Attend This Screening. Follow Link Above To RSVP***

Dir. Dianna Dilworth
Everything you ever wanted to know about the ingenious musical contraption known as the Mellotron, which changed the production and texture of popular music, from Strawberry Fields to Radiohead and Kanye West. Q&A following screening
Friday October 23, 2009 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

4:00pm

CMJ Happy Hour @ Brooklyn Brewery
Exclusive badge-holder party & special acoustic performances by La Strada and Drink Up Buttercup. Free admission and first 150 badge-holders receive a complimentary beer.
Friday October 23, 2009 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Brooklyn Brewery (79 N. 11th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211)

5:00pm

WNYU Session @ WNYU
WNYU (NYC) presents:

5:00PM The Amazing

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!
Friday October 23, 2009 5:00pm - 6:00pm
WNYU Studios (5 University Place, bet. E. 8th St. and Waverly Pl.)

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:30pm

Searching For Elliott Smith
***RSVP Required To Attend This Screening. Follow Link Above To RSVP***

Dir. Gil Reyes
After his suicide in 2003, Smith's peers understandably avoided the media. Granting very few print interviews and no on-camera interviews. Until now. Q&A following screening
Friday October 23, 2009 5:30pm - 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.
http://www.myspace.com/andrewbelle

6:00pm

Higher Giant
Snotty punk played as fast as possible with sly guitar solos worked in.
Friday October 23, 2009 6:00pm - 6:40pm
Europa (98 Meserole Ave. (near Manhattan Ave.), Brooklyn, NY)

6:00pm

CoQ10
Slabs of crunchy groove metal with a cool, agile-voiced frontwoman.

6:00pm

Roberto Poveda
Laconic Latin folk-pop, with crackling percussion, wistful horns, and Poveda's low-key guitar.
Friday October 23, 2009 6:00pm - 7:00pm
DROM (85 Avenue A (btwn 5th and 6th St.), New York, NY)

6:00pm

The Uglysuit
Ugly suit, pretty psych-pop, complete with bells and whistles.
http://www.myspace.com/theuglysuit

6:00pm

Weird Owl
Sludgy blues based psychedelic tinged stoner rock cracking under the pressure of heavy decibels.
Friday October 23, 2009 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Union Pool (484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY)

6:00pm

Binky Griptite and The Dap Kings
The Dap Kings guitarist/singer moves to the front, smoky soul intact.
Friday October 23, 2009 6:00pm - 1:30am
Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer), Brooklyn, NY)

6:00pm

6:00pm

Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
Heavyweight soul that harks back to the original sounds of decades long gone.
Friday October 23, 2009 6:00pm - 1:30am
Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer), Brooklyn, NY)

6:00pm

The Budos Band
Ten-piece Afrobeat brings strength in numbers, percussion.
Friday October 23, 2009 6:00pm - 1:30am
Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer), Brooklyn, NY)

6:30pm

6:30pm

6:45pm

6:45pm

Joey Cape (Lagwagon) and Jon Snodgrass (Drag The River)
Old friends team up and strip down for rich acoustic singalongs.
Friday October 23, 2009 6:45pm - 7:40pm
Europa (98 Meserole Ave. (near Manhattan Ave.), Brooklyn, NY)

7:00pm

Kidz In Space
Successful resurrection of "golden age"
http://www.myspace.com/kidzinspace
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

Cruel Black Dove
Female-fronted dark wave outfit churning out synth-loaded tortured goth pop.
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

7:00pm

The Queen Killing King
Psychedelic rock with driving guitars pushing vocal droning right into your thankful ears.

7:00pm

The Royalties
Charismatic pop elevated to a new level with splashes of horns, keys, and strings to accent the overall production.
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Fat Baby (112 Rivington St. (btwn Ludlow and Essex), New York, NY)

7:00pm

Patrick Cleandenim
Affable electro-pop that shimmers with handclaps and strategically placed synths.
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 7:50pm
On The Side @Seaport (210 Front St. (at Beekman St.), New York, NY)

7:00pm

Squaaks
Corduroy patches of rasping guitar rock and shoe-shuffling indie-pop.
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), New York, NY)

7:00pm

Beast
Punk rock swagger, trip-hop beats, and vocals delivered with the sting of slam poetry.

7:00pm

Common Loon
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)

7:00pm

7:00pm

Drawlings
One-woman band creates lo-fi quirky pop with sound effect flourishes.
http://www.myspace.com/drawlings
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St. (btwn Wythe & Berry), Brooklyn, NY)

7:00pm

Glasser
One-woman chorale delivering high harmonies set to laidback loops.
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Suffolk (107 Suffolk St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

7:00pm

Goldhawks
Peppy, slightly punkish power-pop with a sensitive side.
http://www.myspace.com/goldhawks

7:00pm

Imaad Wasif w/ Two Part Beast
Priestly and fuzzy worn out psychedelic post-rock.
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Union Pool (484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY)

7:00pm

Julia Nunes
Ukulele contest champ/singer/songwriter/guitarist with brash but pretty vocals and melancholy melodies.
http://www.julianunes.com

7:00pm

Matt Duke
Acoustic-based pop music for nice guys with a literary bent.
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Living Room (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

7:00pm

Papa
Parched vocals and lamenting melodies crafting raw, down-tempo works of art.
http://www.myspace.com/papabandmusic
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bowery Electric (327 Bowery (btwn 2nd & 3rd St.), New York, NY)

7:00pm

Rosalia Roio
Contemporary world-fusion jazz, now with added colors and flavors.
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DROM (85 Avenue A (btwn 5th and 6th St.), New York, NY)

7:00pm

Spring Tigers
A blend of post-punk dystopian visions, soaring "
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lit Lounge (93 2nd Ave. (btwn 5th & 6th St.), New York, NY)

7:00pm

The Great Nostalgic
Wistful songwriting, endearing, countryinflected vocals and ragged rock backing equal a great nostalgic.
Friday October 23, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Local 269 (269 E. Houston St. (at Suffolk), New York, NY)

7:00pm

Veritas
Purposely sleazy new wave/emo featuring sensuous female vocals.

7:00pm

Nick Catchdubs
Remixes songs that were originally so fun to dance to, that it only gets better.

7:15pm

7:15pm

The Depreciation Guild
Epic shoegazing dreams that swirl around gentle vocals and swelling walls of guitar.
http://www.thedepreciationguild.com
Friday October 23, 2009 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY)

7:15pm

The Fleshtones
Rousing garage rock from CMJ legends that at times delivers slivers of blues and surf with a devil-may-care approach.

7:30pm

Allen Stone
Organic funky acoustic soul with makeyou-melt vocality.
http://www.myspace.com/allenstone

7:30pm

Smashproof
Introspective, aspirational hip-hop boasting laid-back beats overlain with buzzy synths.
http://www.myspace.com/smashproof
Friday October 23, 2009 7:30pm - 8:10pm
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

7:30pm

Gloominous Doom
Grinding death metal guitars, satanic growls, galloping horse drums and skanking horns: together again at last.
Friday October 23, 2009 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Fontana's (105 Eldridge St. (btwn Broome and Grand), New York, NY)

7:30pm

Apollo Run
High-energy, passionate rock band with inrcredible vocals and arrangements.
http://www.apollorun.com
Friday October 23, 2009 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY)

7:30pm

Kate Tucker
Lush pop with sharp lyrics and backing instruments to highlight the music's emotions.

7:30pm

The Messenger
Dir. Oren Moverman
The Messenger stars Ben Foster as Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army's Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson) to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front. When he finds himself drawn to Olivia (Samantha Morton), to whom he has just delivered the news of her husband's death, Will's emotional detachment begins to dissolve and the film reveals itself as a surprising, humorous, moving and very human portrait of grief, friendship and survival. Q&A with star Woody Harrelson and director Oren Moverman and other participants.RSVP is required to attend: www.going.com/cmj09themessenger
Friday October 23, 2009 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

7:45pm

7:45pm

Giant Cloud
Friday October 23, 2009 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Union Hall (702 Union St., Brooklyn, NY)

7:45pm

Heath Brandon
Jazz poured into a smooth R&B mold and lacquered with a lick of hip-hop.
http://www.heathbrandon.com

7:45pm

The Lovely Feathers
Meadow pop with slight oddball musings as sung in a peppy manner.
Friday October 23, 2009 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Fat Baby (112 Rivington St. (btwn Ludlow and Essex), New York, NY)

7:45pm

Chief
Jangly and pensive folk rock with robust arrangements and full-on harmonies.

7:45pm

Cobra Skulls
Underground melodious rockabily with strong danceable punk references.
Friday October 23, 2009 7:45pm - 8:40pm
Europa (98 Meserole Ave. (near Manhattan Ave.), Brooklyn, NY)

7:50pm

Grammar Debate
Timeless indie-pop that softly sucks you in before unveiling the true breadth of its musical influences and scope.
Friday October 23, 2009 7:50pm - 8:40pm
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), New York, NY)

7:50pm

7:55pm

Two Fresh
Polygamous distilled electro nuwave jazz.

8:00pm

Eternal Summers
Lo-fi duo meld raw, spiky guitars with ethereal vocals.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 8:40pm
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

8:00pm

All The Day Holiday
Dreamy atmospheric rock. What happens when a post-rock band picks up an emo singer.
http://www.myspace.com/allthedayholiday

8:00pm

Bebe Buell
Legendary rock chick dabbles in chilly techno-dance and pays tribute to Joey Ramone.

8:00pm

Calypso
Snobby lo-fi surf rock with jangly guitar riffs and angsty vox.
http://www.myspace.com/calypsony
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Bowery Electric (327 Bowery (btwn 2nd & 3rd St.), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Cymbals Eat Guitars
Yelping vocals over guitar-driven indie rock that's alternatively melodic and sprawling.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St. (at Thompson), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Denney and the Jets
Bluesy Americana with a distinct Southern flavor that gets down and dirty.
http://www.myspace.com/denneyandthejets
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Charleston (174 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), Brooklyn, NY)

8:00pm

Dizzy Balloon
Handclaps, harpsichords, sing alongs!

8:00pm

Greg Holden
Lightly trodden acoustic indie folk stylings teamed with a sweet tender touch.

8:00pm

Harlem
Lo-fi skullduggery held down by short stabs of guitar and cheerfully slapdash vocals.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Suffolk (107 Suffolk St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Hi Red Center
Happy electro-pop with a plodding bassline and twinky effects.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lit Lounge (93 2nd Ave. (btwn 5th & 6th St.), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Hopewell
Driving tribal beats entrances and grabs to drag down into acid-tinged guitar freak-outs.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Union Pool (484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY)

8:00pm

Ihsan Muhammad
Deep release of earthy tones punctuated by poetic pauses and compelling smart lyrics.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DROM (85 Avenue A (btwn 5th and 6th St.), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Kria Brekkan
Petite, ghostly voice swirls among other ethereal tones.
http://www.myspace.com/kriabrekkan
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St. (btwn Wythe & Berry), Brooklyn, NY)

8:00pm

Michal Towber
A strong female vocalist bringing classical savvy and poetry to rock.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Living Room (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Motel Motel
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)

8:00pm

octoberman
Comfortable Americana, complete with scattered trumpet and harmonica when necessary.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Local 269 (269 E. Houston St. (at Suffolk), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Silver Starling
Earnest pop songs awash in haunting tones and airy vocals.
http://www.silverstarling.com

8:00pm

Sore Eros
A haunting and dreamy mix of melancholy lo-fi pop.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pianos (158 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Spaceships Are Cool
Sedative harmonies and epic, cottoncandy production decorated with futuristic, space-age effects.

8:00pm

8:00pm

Stuyvesant
Reviving college-rock and grunge and also adding nice harmonies & tense momentum, too.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Trash (256 Grand St. (btwn Driggs & Roebling), Brooklyn, NY)

8:00pm

8:00pm

Bobby Brown
Hip-hop and R&B that you're intimately familiar with.
http://www.bobbybrownonline.com
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 10:00pm
B.B. King's (237 W. 42nd St. (btwn 7th & 8th Ave.), New York, NY)

8:00pm

8:00pm

8:00pm

8:00pm

BELL (DJ)
A DJ set brought to you from the maker of quirky loops and meandering melodies.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 1:00am
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

8:00pm

DJ Pumpkin Patch
Spooky electro beats mixed and unmatched.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 1:00am
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

8:00pm

Drew H
Epic trance that will have you dancing in the limelight.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:00pm - 1:00am
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

8:15pm

Fat Tony
Rapid-fire Southern rapper spits fun lyrics over soul-inspired beats.
http://www.myspace.com/fattonyrap
Friday October 23, 2009 8:15pm - 9:00pm
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

8:15pm

Howl
Unrelenting thrash grind that will make the finest minds of your generation bang their heads.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:15pm - 9:00pm
Fontana's (105 Eldridge St. (btwn Broome and Grand), New York, NY)

8:15pm

April Smith
Bluesy folk with arrangements somewhere between show tune and saloon.
http://www.aprilsmithmusic.com

8:30pm

Zuri Star
Squeaky-clean club-worthy urban pop.
http://www.zuristar.com

8:30pm

Immaculate Machine
Hip-swaying fuzz box indie rock with a "Come Hither"
Friday October 23, 2009 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Fat Baby (112 Rivington St. (btwn Ludlow and Essex), New York, NY)

8:30pm

Moonbabies
Delectable whimsical pop with gentle vocals and agile tunes.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

8:30pm

Floating Action
A fuzzy, surprisingly balanced combination of garage rock, dub, soul, and country. Lo-fi rock, but so much more.
http://www.floatingaction.com
Friday October 23, 2009 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Union Hall (702 Union St., Brooklyn, NY)

8:30pm

Val Emmich
Friday October 23, 2009 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Maxwell's (1039 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ)

8:30pm

The Bongos
Toe-tapping rock that is at times either sunnily affable or infectiously danceable from early "

8:40pm

Body Language
Ambient electro with a with a mix of handclaps, tambourines and dual male/female vocals.

8:40pm

Inlets
Multi-instrumental indie folk delicately layered with a soft falsetto croon.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:40pm - 9:25pm
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

8:40pm

Me And My Arrow
Quirky septet oriented to chamber-pop eccentrics and Merseybeat.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:40pm - 9:30pm
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), New York, NY)

8:40pm

8:40pm

The Emergency Room (feat. Dan Andriano from Alkaline Trio)
Lo-fi punky, drone-rock with femme vocals & twangy guitar licks.

8:45pm

Teenage Bottlerocket
Punk-pop quartet channel early punk and new wave with lyrics of disaffection and alienation.
Friday October 23, 2009 8:45pm - 9:40pm
Europa (98 Meserole Ave. (near Manhattan Ave.), Brooklyn, NY)

9:00pm

Kokayi
Fun-loving rapper who favors bouncy R&B music & hooky choruses.
http://www.myspace.com/kokayi
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 9:40pm
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

9:00pm

9:00pm

Warpaint
John Frusciante-endorsed Ethereal quartet revels in atmospheric, mournful dream-pop.

9:00pm

9:00pm

Arms
Buoyant indie-pop with a gently jinglejangle and lightly sugared taste.
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Pianos (158 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

9:00pm

Daniel Pujol
Sweet Americana and dance-punk, these songs are summer anthems.
http://www.myspace.com/danielluccapujol
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Charleston (174 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), Brooklyn, NY)

9:00pm

Excepter
Avant-garde expermental music expressed through the use of slow droning electro beats.
http://www.excepter.com/
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St. (btwn Wythe & Berry), Brooklyn, NY)

9:00pm

9:00pm

Hungry Hungry Ghost
Charming and intricate harmonious dream-pop with echoing vocals and clever lines.
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Living Room (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

9:00pm

Ian Axel
Heartfelt, breathy pop driven by piano and contemplative lyrics.

9:00pm

Kreisor
Classical rock meets art rock with elaborate keyboards and growling vocals.
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Union Pool (484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY)

9:00pm

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Rootsy folk gets in touch with its effectspedals and plenty of reverb.
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St. (at Thompson), New York, NY)

9:00pm

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Wheel
As simple as a duo with somber melodies, but you will swear you're flying.
http://www.myspace.com/thewheel
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St. (btwn Bowery & Chrystie), New York, NY)

9:00pm

Owen
Acoustic solo experiment adorned with soft melodies from a musical Renaissance man.
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)

9:00pm

Peggy Sue
Alternately sweet and lively folksy trio featuring strong, stirring harmonies.
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Lit Lounge (93 2nd Ave. (btwn 5th & 6th St.), New York, NY)

9:00pm

Quintus
Funky, bouncy soul-pop.
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Pete's Candy Store (709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, NY)

9:00pm

Ravens & Chimes
Brooding lyrics perfectly coupled with a lush and whirling soundscape.
http://www.ravensandchimes.com
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. (btwn Essex & Ludlow), New York, NY)

9:00pm

Sxip Shirey and Adam Matta
Innovative compositions painting surreal portraits of haunting and evocative vagabond cabaret.
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Gramercy Theater (127 E. 23rd St. (at Lexington), New York, NY)

9:00pm

9:00pm

The GIF
Hip-hop duo's nimble, smooth delivery floats over laid-back beats.
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
DROM (85 Avenue A (btwn 5th and 6th St.), New York, NY)

9:00pm

The Hi-Risers
Perfectly recreated rockabilly down to the "
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Southpaw (125 Fifth Ave. (btwn St. John's & Sterling), Brooklyn, NY)

9:00pm

The New Loud
Revved bass-less dance music fusing new wave, electro, and punky harmonies.

9:00pm

Twin Berlin
A super catchy and energetic pop-punk band with classic, garage guitar rifts
Friday October 23, 2009 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Trash (256 Grand St. (btwn Driggs & Roebling), Brooklyn, NY)

9:00pm

9:15pm

Fatkid Dodgeball
Perhaps the weight is from gobbling up all those straight-ahead rock riffs
http://www.myspace.com/fkdb

9:15pm

Hot Panda
Equal parts Britpop, punk "
Friday October 23, 2009 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Fat Baby (112 Rivington St. (btwn Ludlow and Essex), New York, NY)

9:15pm

The Blakes
Jangly guitars and gruff vocals drive this gritty indie rock band.
Friday October 23, 2009 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

9:15pm

Atomic Tom
Dramatic rock with a tendency towards the pop side of life.
http://www.myspace.com/atomictom
Friday October 23, 2009 9:15pm - 10:10pm
Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton St. (btwn Ludlow & Orchard), New York, NY)

9:20pm

Vega
House music with euro synth that's uprooted the "

9:25pm

Pill Wonder
Art-rock with a tribal edge filled with all the corky sounds of the jungle.
Friday October 23, 2009 9:25pm - 10:10pm
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

9:30pm

The Fervor
Alt-country quintet rocks the mellow, laid-back vibe effortlessly.
Friday October 23, 2009 9:30pm - 10:15pm
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), New York, NY)

9:30pm

9:30pm

Generationals
Indie quartet mix electronic loops with hard-hitting rock and "
http://www.generationals.com
Friday October 23, 2009 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Union Hall (702 Union St., Brooklyn, NY)

9:30pm

Slang Chickens
Fun punk-pop with raspy vocals and the occasional country twang.
http://www.myspace.com/slangchickens
Friday October 23, 2009 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY)

9:30pm

Valerie Francis
Slow-moving ethereal female vocals weave into gentle cello and subtle trumpet.

9:30pm

9:40pm

Superdrag
Post-grunge alternative rockers still kick it in that massive mid-'90s way.
Friday October 23, 2009 9:40pm - 11:00pm
Highline Ballroom (431 W. 16th St. (btwn 9th & 10th Ave.), New York, NY)

9:45pm

9:45pm

Mr. SOS
Highly educated downtempo hip-hop with unique soprano-backed vocals.
http://www.myspace.com/mrsos
Friday October 23, 2009 9:45pm - 10:30pm
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

10:00pm

CMJ Film Festival Closing Night Party
After CMJ Film Festival's closing night screening of The Messenger, celebrate another phenomenal year of film with an exclusive after party at Norwood.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 12:00am
Norwood (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

10:00pm

Modern Science
Absurdly catchy and poppy, Modern Science is a fun, rambunctious, dance band.
http://www.modernsciencemusic.com

10:00pm

Action Painters
Post-punk inspired rock "
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

10:00pm

Cale Parks
Electronic and melancholy, Parks plays it ambient and dreamy with lots of percussion.
http://www.myspace.com/caleparksmusic
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

Choo Choo La Rouge
Minimalist rock shuffles as vehicle for plainspoken poetry and homespun wisdom.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave. (between Metro & 3rd St.), Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

Drug Rug
Boyfriend/girlfriend team rock out to bluesy psychedelia and swirling pop.
http://www.drugrug.com
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St. (btwn Bowery & Chrystie), New York, NY)

10:00pm

Goes Cube
Loud, fast, pummeling hardcore gives way to occasional jazzy flourishes.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Trash (256 Grand St. (btwn Driggs & Roebling), Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

Helado Negro
Perfectly upbeat and somehow haunting, solid South American-influenced pop.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Lit Lounge (93 2nd Ave. (btwn 5th & 6th St.), New York, NY)

10:00pm

Lemonade
This trio infuses rhythmic complexity into rock format.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
The Suffolk (107 Suffolk St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

10:00pm

10:00pm

Love Heist
Strong, crisp male vocals over slowmoving piano harmonies and folksy string arrangements.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Local 269 (269 E. Houston St. (at Suffolk), New York, NY)

10:00pm

Natural Child
Somewhere between garage rock and sweet Southern twang lies Natural Child.
http://www.myspace.com/naturalchildband
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Charleston (174 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

Quest For Fire
Chugging power-rock with gritty reverb threaded along with soft plodding vocal echos.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Union Pool (484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

River Phoenix
Brilliant multilayered emo-rock with pop sensibilities seeks like-minded, hoodie-wearing accomplices for high school dances.

10:00pm

Savoir Adore
Cutesy experimental indie-pop with harmonized vocals and whimsical, fairytale-esque lyrics.
http://www.savoiradore.com
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Bowery Electric (327 Bowery (btwn 2nd & 3rd St.), New York, NY)

10:00pm

The Dig
Gritty rock band that uses distortion and dark lyrics to their advantage.
http://www.myspace.com/thedigisup
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. (btwn Essex & Ludlow), New York, NY)

10:00pm

The Love Language
A mix of rock, country, and pop with charm and a sock-hop era feel.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Living Room (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

10:00pm

The Neanderthals
Atavistic and hip-shaking surf rock fronted by rockabilly crooner, Eddie Angel.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Southpaw (125 Fifth Ave. (btwn St. John's & Sterling), Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

The Pack A.D.
Blistering, raw garage rock duo featuring noisy guitar, howling and simmering female vocals.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Fat Baby (112 Rivington St. (btwn Ludlow and Essex), New York, NY)

10:00pm

Through the Sparks' Jody Nelson
AM pop radio with a lounge feel and provocative songwriting.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Pete's Candy Store (709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

Tickley Feather
Lo-fi fuzzy pop that excells at making something grand out of so little.
http://www.myspace.com/tickleyfeather
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St. (btwn Wythe & Berry), Brooklyn, NY)

10:00pm

We Landed on the Moon!
Danceable indie rock and happy pop amplified by cosmic synths and a charismatic female lead.

10:00pm

10:00pm

The Wiyos
Bluesy swing band toying with traditional American folk and making it their own.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Gramercy Theater (127 E. 23rd St. (at Lexington), New York, NY)

10:00pm

The Fourth Kind
Dir. Olatunde Osunsanmi
A fact-based thriller starring Milla Jovovich and Will Patton involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 12:00am
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

10:05pm

We Are Enfant Terrible
Female vocals fight alongside punk rock guitars with electro beats and 8-bit bleeps and bloops.

10:10pm

Holiday Shores
Lucid rock which leans more towards the artistic freeform side of the spectrum.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:10pm - 10:45pm
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

10:15pm

Filligar
Young, infectious indie-pop with a side of folky Americana.
http://www.filligar.com
Friday October 23, 2009 10:15pm - 11:10pm
Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton St. (btwn Ludlow & Orchard), New York, NY)

10:20pm

Spleen United
Electro-rock group featuring "
Friday October 23, 2009 10:20pm - 11:10pm
On The Side @Seaport (210 Front St. (at Beekman St.), New York, NY)

10:20pm

Winterpills
Gentle power-pop with lilting harmonies, sweet vocals & folkie guitars.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:20pm - 11:10pm
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), New York, NY)

10:30pm

10:30pm

Substantial
Inventive, fun, well-produced hip-hop with nods to the beats of the past and more wit than most of the present.
http://www.myspace.com/substantial
Friday October 23, 2009 10:30pm - 11:10pm
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

10:30pm

Alyse Black
Female singer/songwriter whose sultry voice rises and falls over lagging pop melodies.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Googie's Lounge (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

10:30pm

Revocation
Death metal laden with epic drum rolls.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Fontana's (105 Eldridge St. (btwn Broome and Grand), New York, NY)

10:30pm

Surfer Blood
A late-sixties beach-pop sound to which dancing isn't required, but automatically occurs.
http://www.myspace.com/surferblood
Friday October 23, 2009 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY)

10:30pm

The High Strung
Boys play catchy guitar tunes and get in touch with their sensitive sides.
http://www.thehighstrung
Friday October 23, 2009 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Union Hall (702 Union St., Brooklyn, NY)

10:30pm

Tris McCall
Friday October 23, 2009 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Maxwell's (1039 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ)

10:40pm

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

10:45pm

Army Navy
Power pop, raging with playful energy, is subdued by a slight whine in the vocals.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:45pm - 11:30pm
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

10:45pm

Frat Dad
Loud, noisy, echo-y garage pop that defies you to predict its path.
Friday October 23, 2009 10:45pm - 11:30pm
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

10:45pm

Mere
Twangy rock beats, steady beats, and a rough voice are interrupted by gentle piano solos.
http://www.mere.net

10:45pm

Aeroplane
Electronic sounds that demonstrate an appreciation for uniting dancefloors with beat-driven music.

10:50pm

Red Wire Black Wire
Luscious synth-pop with suave, charming vocals and grand, orchestral keyboards.

11:00pm

Ciudad
Almost shoegazy indie-pop distinguished by wistful vocals and drum machine beats.

11:00pm

Bear In Heaven
Their music is incredibly cerebral psychedelia infused with minimalist electronica.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Lit Lounge (93 2nd Ave. (btwn 5th & 6th St.), New York, NY)

11:00pm

11:00pm

Cold Cave
Punchy big beat e-pop time warped from the "
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
The Suffolk (107 Suffolk St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

11:00pm

11:00pm

Deadbeat Darling
Earnest rock with a dash of melancholy that slowly bleeds out from underneath.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. (btwn Essex & Ludlow), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Dent May
Intentionally kitschy ukelele-driven pop with the flavor of A.M. Gold.
http://www.myspace.com/dentmay
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St. (btwn Wythe & Berry), Brooklyn, NY)

11:00pm

Heavy Cream
Punk with angry female vocals sure to get the crowd thrashing.
http://www.myspace.com/heavycreamband
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Charleston (174 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), Brooklyn, NY)

11:00pm

James Husband
A one-man army layering instruments and vocals with party pop-rock.
http://www.myspace.com/jameshusband
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)

11:00pm

Lost In The Trees
String quartets, drum machines and orchestral grandeur complement Ari Picker's gentle voice.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Living Room (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Maika Makovski
Sparse indie-folk with a splash of heavy instrumentation.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Local 269 (269 E. Houston St. (at Suffolk), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Naam
Sludgy stoner rock with heavy psych riffs and groove oriented bass.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Union Pool (484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY)

11:00pm

Rumspringa
Drums and guitar with the rebelliousness of rock "
http://www.rumspringamusic.com
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Bowery Electric (327 Bowery (btwn 2nd & 3rd St.), New York, NY)

11:00pm

Superhuman Happiness
Antibalas man stays funky and explores electronc sounds.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave. (between Metro & 3rd St.), Brooklyn, NY)

11:00pm

11:00pm

The Neutron Drivers
Garage rock that's equal parts mid "
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Trash (256 Grand St. (btwn Driggs & Roebling), Brooklyn, NY)

11:00pm

The Temper Trap
Big, anthemic guitar rock tailor-made for stadiums and arenas.
http://www.thetempertrap.net
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 12:00am
Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St. (btwn Bowery & Chrystie), New York, NY)

11:00pm

11:00pm

Violent Kin
Gritty, bluesy indie-rock duo use fuzz and distortion to update "

11:00pm

Mark Knight & Dirty South Live
Unabashed, soulful tech-house music.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:00pm - 1:00am
Pacha (W. 46th St. (at 11th Ave), New York, NY)

11:10pm

Male Bonding
A raucous mix of surf guitars, jackhammer drums, and stadium-chant vocals.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:10pm - 12:00am
On The Side @Seaport (210 Front St. (at Beekman St.), New York, NY)

11:10pm

Sissy Wish
Electro-pop with sassy, if not slightly aggressive, female vocals.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:10pm - 12:00am
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), New York, NY)

11:15pm

11:15pm

PackFM
Very varied, smooth flowing rapper, covers bragging, love stories, gangsta stories (and humor).
http://www.myspace.com/packfm
Friday October 23, 2009 11:15pm - 12:00am
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

11:15pm

Paul & the Patients
Smokey rock-soul quintet delivering gritty and mellow musings
http://www.myspace.com/paulandthepatients
Friday October 23, 2009 11:15pm - 12:10am
Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton St. (btwn Ludlow & Orchard), New York, NY)

11:30pm

Shout Out Out Out Out
Crunchy, booty-shaking dance music laden with Kraftwerk-esque synth sounds.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:30pm - 12:00am
Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St. (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave.), New York, NY)

11:30pm

Hey Champ
Sawtoothy, eclectic, electro house that's just plain fun.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:30pm - 12:15am
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

11:30pm

New Villager
Beat-heavy sing along pop over constantly shifting, dreamy electronic noise.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:30pm - 12:15am
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

11:30pm

Bonerama
Wild and off-kilter brass band funk with shambolic "

11:30pm

11:30pm

Crystal Antlers
Farfisa-heavy wailing garage rock layered with straining vocals and scratchy dissonance.
http://www.myspace.com/crystalantlers
Friday October 23, 2009 11:30pm - 12:30am
Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY)

11:30pm

Pepi Ginsberg
Sultry vocals drift over twinkling piano and patiently plodding percussion
http://www.pepiginsberg.com
Friday October 23, 2009 11:30pm - 12:30am
Union Hall (702 Union St., Brooklyn, NY)

11:30pm

11:30pm

Yes Giantess
A lo-fi dance party with chilled out synth-pop and sweet choruses.

11:30pm

11:30pm

Darien Brockington
R&B built from ardent, personal lyrics, dripping with soft soul.
http://www.myspace.com/darienakadbrock
Friday October 23, 2009 11:30pm - 2:00am
B.B. King's (237 W. 42nd St. (btwn 7th & 8th Ave.), New York, NY)

11:30pm

The Foreign Exchange w/ YahZarah
R&B/Hip-hop that's warmer and smoother than a velvet blanket.
http://www.myspace.com/theforeignexchange
Friday October 23, 2009 11:30pm - 2:00am
B.B. King's (237 W. 42nd St. (btwn 7th & 8th Ave.), New York, NY)

11:30pm

YahZarah
Soul with swirling dancehall effects slowed down to a sexy afterhours pace.
http://www.myspace.com/yahzarah
Friday October 23, 2009 11:30pm - 2:00am
B.B. King's (237 W. 42nd St. (btwn 7th & 8th Ave.), New York, NY)

11:30pm

Zo! & The Els
A more low-key Dead Prez, these rappers have strong linguistics and old-school samples.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:30pm - 2:00am
B.B. King's (237 W. 42nd St. (btwn 7th & 8th Ave.), New York, NY)

11:45pm

School of Seven Bells
These three offer up a lofty dream world veiled in a whirling techno-pop.

11:45pm

Las Rubias Del Norte
Jazzy late night lounge music for your island holiday, en Español.
Friday October 23, 2009 11:45pm - 1:00am
Gramercy Theater (127 E. 23rd St. (at Lexington), New York, NY)

12:00am

Tonedeff
Smooth hip-hop and an often surprisingly rapid-fire rap delivery create a unique, yet comfortable sound.
http://www.myspace.com/tonedeff
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 12:40am
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery @ Bleecker St, New York, NY)

12:00am

Oran Etkin
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 12:00am
Shrine

12:00am

The Bloodsugars
Buoyant, ebullient synth-pop punctuated with skittering drums and handclap flourishes.
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 12:40am
Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), New York, NY)

12:00am

Bird Peterson
Club-ready house music with an array of vocal overtones.
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 12:45am
Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St. (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave.), New York, NY)

12:00am

Dan Black
Danceable concertos and silver-tongued tunes.
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 12:50am
On The Side @Seaport (210 Front St. (at Beekman St.), New York, NY)

12:00am

12:00am

Bear Hands
Manipulated guitars create a solid wall behind aggressive, yelped vocals.
http://www.myspace.com/bearhandsmusic
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Bowery Electric (327 Bowery (btwn 2nd & 3rd St.), New York, NY)

12:00am

Headlights
Innocent lighter then air vocals dancing around folk-inspired instrumentals.
http://www.myspace.com/headlights
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)

12:00am

JEFF The Brotherhood
Visceral garage-punk topped with psychedelia, this duo will make you shake your ass.
http://www.myspace.com/jakeandjamin
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Charleston (174 Bedford Ave. (at N. 7th St.), Brooklyn, NY)

12:00am

Kid Theodore
Western inspired rock "

12:00am

Kill Krinkle Club
Experimental folk duo sporting childlike vocals and roundabout melodies.
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Local 269 (269 E. Houston St. (at Suffolk), New York, NY)

12:00am

Nebula
Sleazy rock with raging guitar solos"
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Union Pool (484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY)

12:00am

Portugal. The Man
Boneyard stomp and '70s stadium rock meet in protest music against modern living.
http://www.portugaltheman.net
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St. (btwn Bowery & Chrystie), New York, NY)

12:00am

Ted Leo + Pharmacists
Rambunctious rock made from angularly enthusiastic proportions.
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
The Suffolk (107 Suffolk St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

12:00am

The Fumes
Hammering drums, bluesy guitars,and gruff tongue rolls spewing "
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St. (btwn Stanton & Houston), New York, NY)

12:00am

The Picture
A dark and poppy update on "
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. (btwn Essex & Ludlow), New York, NY)

12:00am

The Uglysuit
Ugly suit, pretty psych-pop, complete with bells and whistles.
http://www.myspace.com/theuglysuit
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Living Room (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

12:00am

Veil Veil Vanish
Swirling guitars and drums layer up to make a dark atmospheric wall of sound.
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:00am - 1:00am
Trash (256 Grand St. (btwn Driggs & Roebling), Brooklyn, NY)

12:00am

12:00am

12:15am

Claymation Velociraptor
A light rock keyboard and funk guitar explosion of comical and mischievous electronica.
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:15am - 1:00am
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

12:15am

Public Radio
Indie-rock and emo mix with catchy hooks, choruses, and electronic synth grooves.
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:15am - 1:00am
Crash Mansion (Downstairs) (199 Bowery (at Delancey), New York, NY)

12:15am

Madison Ave Boys
These boys show promise, coupling their dynamic energy with heavy riffs and a warped sound.
http://www.myspace.com/madisonaveboys
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:15am - 1:10am
Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton St. (btwn Ludlow & Orchard), New York, NY)

12:30am

Hercules and Love Affair (live)
Pulsating and effortless dance music, heavy on the disco.

12:30am

Ivan 'Funkboy' Bodley
Famed session bassist lives up to his moniker with funk-jazz instrumentals.
http://www.phunque.com/ivan
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:30am - 1:30am
Blue Note (131 W. 3rd St. (btwn MacDougal & 6th Ave.), New York, NY)

12:30am

12:30am

The Spinto Band
Indie popsters play with rhythm, mood, and inflect just the right amount of jangle.
http://www.spintoband.com
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:30am - 1:30am
Union Hall (702 Union St., Brooklyn, NY)

12:45am

Mickey Factz
Slick rhymes cruising over eclectic tunes: rock to electronic and everything in between.
Saturday October 24, 2009 12:45am - 1:00am
Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St. (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave.), New York, NY)

1:00am

Wallpaper
Slick electro-pop with vocals heavy on the Auto-tune.
Saturday October 24, 2009 1:00am - 1:25am
Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St. (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave.), New York, NY)

1:00am

Blip Blip Bleep
Catchy, tense new wave music with a touch of goth sensibility.
Saturday October 24, 2009 1:00am - 2:00am
Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. (btwn Essex & Ludlow), New York, NY)

1:00am

Class Actress
New wave with breathy vocals and a squelchy dark side.
Saturday October 24, 2009 1:00am - 2:00am
Pianos (158 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

1:00am

In-Flight Safety
Brooding, atmospheric pop music with scratchy guitars and piano leads.

1:00am

Japandroids
Heavy distortion floods the airwaves as this post-punk garage inspired band grinds it out.
http://www.myspace.com/japandroids
Saturday October 24, 2009 1:00am - 2:00am
Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)

1:00am

La Strada
An exhibit of beautifully constructed and whimsical countryside folk that meets the city asphalt.
Saturday October 24, 2009 1:00am - 2:00am
Living Room (154 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

1:00am

Priestess
Slightly demonic rock that lays down bitchin' guitar solos and lets down its long hair.
Saturday October 24, 2009 1:00am - 2:00am
Union Pool (484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY)

1:00am

Real Estate
Indie-pop that sounds like the beach at the end of summer. Dreamy, hazy, smooth, comfortable.
Saturday October 24, 2009 1:00am - 2:00am
Delancey (168 Delancey St. (btwn Clinton & Attorney), New York, NY)

1:00am

Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds
Soul and blues with a bit of funk and plenty of whiskey.

1:15am

The Stationary Set
A danceable clash of early emo sensibilities and elaborate electro-rock.
http://www.thestationaryset.com
Saturday October 24, 2009 1:15am - 2:10am
Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton St. (btwn Ludlow & Orchard), New York, NY)

1:25am

Felix Cartal
Throbbing and choppy techno filled with enough erratic loops and spinning beats.
Saturday October 24, 2009 1:25am - 2:00am
Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St. (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave.), New York, NY)

1:45am

2:00am

Danger
Cosmo-mix artisan dance-pop.
Saturday October 24, 2009 2:00am - 3:00am
Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St. (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave.), New York, NY)

2:00am

Shout Out Out Out Out
Crunchy, booty-shaking dance music laden with Kraftwerk-esque synth sounds.
Saturday October 24, 2009 2:00am - 3:00am
Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. (btwn Essex & Ludlow), New York, NY)

2:00am

Spleen United
Electro-rock group featuring "
Saturday October 24, 2009 2:00am - 3:00am
Pianos (158 Ludlow St. (btwn Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY)

3:00am

Filthy Dukes
Glitch-happy electro-pop that makes youwant to boogie.
Saturday October 24, 2009 3:00am - 3:30am
Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St. (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave.), New York, NY)

3:30am

12th Planet
Head music with rich and dark club beats as if industrial met ambient.
Saturday October 24, 2009 3:30am - 4:00am
Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St. (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave.), New York, NY)