Friday, October 5, 2007

CMJ: The Schedule: Day One

Hot Damn!

October 16th is just around the corner and after weeks of random shows popping up here and there, and conflicting times and dates taking up every sticky on my desktop, CMJ has finally released the official schedule. Over the next couple of days we will go into details about each day, highlighting acts that we can't wait to see and others we think you might dig. Peep some of our favorites that are playing the 16th below.

Complete CMJ Schedule for 10/16

Bowery Ballroom
Brooklyn Vegan Showcase
6:00pm Bon Iver
8:00pm Miracle Fortress
9:00pm The Most Serene Republic
10:00pm Dean & Britta
11:00pm The Rosebuds

We've got tix to this one and couldn't be happier spending our first night of CMJ with the dreamy haze-scapes of Miracle Fortress and the groovy dance rock of the Rosebuds. Late night we plan on catching James Murphy's DJ set at Hiro (not CMJ). Very, very excited.

Day Stage- Puck Building
12:00pm 1090 Club
1:00pm Takka Takka
2:00pm The Section Quartet
3:00pm Saturday Looks Good to Me
3:00pm Jennifer O'Connor

Jennife O'Connor's Over the Mountain, Across the Valley and Back to the Stars was one of my favorite records of '06. Her potent folkie blues could be categorized as something between Cat Power and Liz Phair. Yeah, she's bad ass. No wonder Matador signed her. She also plays that night at The Living Room. I've also heard alot of good things about Takka Takka and Saturday Looks Good To Me. Could be a lovely afternoon.

7:00pm The Unsacred Hearts
7:45pm LOOKER
8:30pm The Two Man Gentlemen Band
9:00pm Benji Cossa
9:45pm Rocketship Park
10:30pm The Octagon
11:15pm Sam Champion

Gotta love Sam Champion, and not just because they're named after everyone's favorite NYC meteorologist. They've got that jangly, early REM/Pavement groove down pat and they rock. Not to they have a Bobka favorite in their ranks, drummer Ryan Thornton of RANA. We like RANA, alot.

Sam Champion- Like A Secret
Jennifer O'Connor- Exeter, Rhode Island
The Rosebuds- Blue Bird

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