The Best Shows of CMJ 2013

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Well, dummies, it's that time of year again. Just as you're packing away your swim trunks and sharpening up those golden Ticonderogas, CMJ hits like a trash bag filled with bricks to the sternum. As if October weren't already a big enough month for releases (thanks, Obama), New York's week-long music festival shows up to remind you that you thought you knew cool bands, but you don't. Here's your chance to prove your college boyfriend wrong while also catching the newest new music and staying out way past your bedtime on a high of PBR and American Spirits. Keep your checkbook handy and take notes—these bands could change your life.

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Of course, we know you'll be joining us on Thursday and Saturday, but as Brooklyn's most trusted arbiter of good taste, Impose presents you with all the shows worth catching, if you'll bum us an American Spirit. Come say hello—depending on how much bath salts we've taken, we'll be happy to see you.

Tuesday, October 15

Gimme Tinnitus & Ipsum Showcase
Low Fat Getting High
Big Ups
Vulture Shit
Flagland
Hive Bent
A Guide To Rational Living

Doors: 7PM
Cover: $8
Shea Stadium
20 Meadow St.
Brooklyn, NY

Oh My Rockness CMJ Showcase
Hunters
Kirin J Callinan
Pup
Ovlov
Greys
Big Ups

Doors: 6:30pm
Cover: $10/$12
Cameo Gallery
93 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY

Forcefield PR Showcase
Joanna Gruesome
The History of Apple Pie
Free Time
Celestial Shore
Body Parts
Weaves
Geoffrey O'Connor
& Special Surprise Guest

Doors: 8pm
Cover: $5
Ran Tea House
269 Kent Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, October 16

Father/Daughter Records Showcase
Mutual Benefit
Bent Shapes
Flagland
Body Parts
Running In The Fog
The Everywheres

Doors: 5:30pm
Cover: Free with badge
Muchmore's
2 Havemeyer Street
Brooklyn, NY

Portals + Stadium In Shrines Showcase
White Poppy
Sea Oleena
Emily Reo
Gem Trails
The Interest Group
Daniel Klag

Doors: 8pm
Cover: Free
Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Terrorbird Media Showcase
Weekend
Teen
Coke Weed
Tunde Olaniran
Flashlights

Doors: 1pm
Cover: Free
Cake Shop
152 Ludlow Street
New York, NY

Thursday, October 17

Brixton Agency + MezzoForte Productions Showcase
Pity Sex
Dads
Greys
Ovlov
Two-Inch Astronaut
Kal Marks
Wild Adriatic
Midnight Reruns
Desert Sharks
Teen Death

Doors: 4pm
Cover: $5
Grand Victory
245 Grand Street
New York, NY

Riot Act Media Showcase
Torres
Jay Arner
Shelby Earl
Spaceships
Norwegian Arms

Doors: 5pm
Cover: ??
Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY

NYC Taper Showcase
Slow Down Molasses
J Fernandez
The Moondoggies
Bent Shapes
Julia Weldon
The Echo Friendly
Caged Animals

Doors: 12pm
Cover: ??
Cake Shop
152 Ludlow Street
New York, NY

Cascine + Driftless Recording Showcase
Mike Simonetti
Shine 2009
Ejecta
Jensen Sportag
Heavenly Beat
Rush Midnight
North Americans
Korallreven
Bruce Smear

Doors: 7pm
Cover: ??
Cameo Gallery
93 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY

Friday, October 18

My Social List Showcase
Weekend
Odonis Odonis
Hunters
HSY
Flashlights
Young Oprah Winfrey
DJ DJ Tanner

Doors: 12pm
Cover: Free with RSVP
Muchmores
2 Havemyer St.
Brooklyn, NY

Burger Records and KXLU Showcase
Habibi
Peach Kelli Pop
Tough Shits
Dirty Fences
Zig Zags
Fletcher C. Johnson
Criminal Hygiene

Doors: 6pm
Cover: Free
Death By Audio
49 South 2nd st.
Brooklyn, NY

SHOT! Showcase
Saint Pepsi (Late night DJ set)
Ice Choir
Cities Aviv
Rush Midnight
Mood Rings
Calvin Love
Heavenly Beat
Glass Gang
Ski Lodge
Ghost Wave
Grand Resort
Bright Future
DJ Kristina Tequila & Lindsey Ann Lawless
Visuals by Mondo Therapy

Doors: 7pm
Cover: $8 (Free with badge)
Fontanas
105 Eldridge St.
New York, NY

Yuck
Eagulls
Willis Earl Beal
Absolutely Free
Pete Bauer
PUP

Doors: 7pm
Cover: $15 (Free with badge)
Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston Street
New York, NY

Pelican
Sannhet
Kings Destroy
Wreck and Reference
Phantom Glue
Pyrrhon

Doors: 8pm
Cover: $13
St. Vitus
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, October 19

Exploding In Sound Records Showcase
Pile
Speedy Ortiz
Ovlov
Porches.
Krill
Palehound
Kal Marks
Two Inch Astronaut
Roomrunner
Grass Is Green
Bad History Month

Doors: 3pm
Cover: $7
Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Pitchfork Showcase
Ryan Hemsworth
Kelela
Traxman
The Range
Jahiliyya Fields
Huerco S.
Mas Ysa

Doors: 8pm
Cover: $10
285 Kent
285 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

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