Friday CMJ Picks

CMJ 2009

Last night was another recovery evening for me (what can I say, I’m old and 30 Rock was calling), so I didn’t get a chance to check out any bands, but tonight I’ll be back at ‘er like a college kid after a few rounds of beer pong. Here’s what’s on my radar for this CMJ Friday (Oct 23):

The Uglysuit – Rockwood Music Hall
Holly Miranda – LPR
Daptone Records Showcase – Knitting Factory
Calypso – Bowery Electric
Cymbals Eat Guitars – LPR
Motel Motel – The Bell House
Octoberman – Local 269
Immaculate Machine – Fat Baby
Acrylics – Bowery Electric
Peggy Sue – Lit Lounge
Inlets – The Delancey
Arms – Pianos
The Blakes – Crash Mansion
Hot Panda – Fat Baby
Beach Fossils – Bruar Falls
Goes Cube – Trash
Holiday Shores – The Delancey
Savoir Adore – Bowery Electric
The Pack A.D. – Fat Baby
Surfer Blood – Cake Shop
The xx – MHOW
Dent May – Cameo
Crystal Antlers – Cake Shop
Portugal. The Man – Bowery
Hercules and Love Affair – Fillmore NY
School of Seven Bells – MHOW
Headlights – Bell House
Japandroids – Bell House
Sissy Wish – Spike Hill
JEFF. The Brotherhood – Charleston
Ted Leo + Pharmacists – The Suffolk
The Bloodsugars – Spike Hill
The Uglysuit – Living Room
The Spinto Band – Union Hall
Japandroids – Bell House
Shout Out Out Out Out – Webster Hall (DJ Set)

Richard Thompson at City Winery
Mac McCaughan, Laura Ballance and John Cook at Housing Works (more)
John Oliver and Friends at Skirball Center (more)
Leonard Cohen at MSG (more)
“Secret Loft Party” in Williamsburg

I’d really like to see the Xx before CMJ is over, so I might commit to Williamsburg at some point in the evening. I’d also like to catch Japandroids tonight as well, so The Bell House might end up being my final late night destination. View my full conflicted CMJ sched over here.