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EV2BK’s CMJ 2010 Selections – Wednesday, October 20

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Selected Shows – Wednesday, October 20, 2010

07:00PM -07:30PM
Bear Hands
Pure Volume House
Website: http://www.myspace.com/bearhandsband
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA
RSVP at http://www.purevolume.com/thehouse/rsvp/

 

07:45PM -08:15PM
Darlings
Union Pool
Website: http://www.myspace.com/darlingsokay
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

08:00PM -08:30PM
Big Terrific
Cameo Gallery
Website: http://bigterrific.com/
Hometown: New York New York USA

 

08:00PM -08:30PM
Dirty Projectors
Madison Square Garden
Website: http://www.myspace.com/dirtyprojectors
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA
Please note you need a hard ticket to attend this show. A limited number will be distributed from the CMJ booth at the exhibit area at 10am on Wednesday, October 20.

 

08:00PM -09:00PM
The Drums
Webster Hall
Website: http://www.myspace.com/thedrumsforever
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

09:00PM -09:30PM
Keepaway
Brooklyn Bowl
Website: http://www.myspace.com/keepaway
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

09:15PM -09:45PM
Sherlock’s Daughter
Bell House
Website: http://www.myspace.com/sherlocksdaughter
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA (by way of Australia)

 

10:00PM -10:30PM
BRAHMS
Brooklyn Bowl
Website: http://www.myspace.com/brahmsisaband
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

10:00PM -10:30PM
Special Guest (WAVVES)!
Pure Volume House
Website: http://www.myspace.com/wavves
RSVP at http://www.purevolume.com/thehouse/rsvp/

 

10:30PM -11:10PM
Braids
Rock Shop
Website: http://www.myspace.com/braidsmusic
Home Town: Montreal Quebec Canada

 

11:00PM -11:30PM
Bear Hands
Brooklyn Bowl
Website: http://www.myspace.com/bearhandsband
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

11:00PM -11:30PM
Gay Blades
Maxwell’s
Website: http://www.myspace.com/gayblades
Home Town: New York New York USA

 

12:00AM -12:45AM
BRAHMS
The Studio at Webster Hall
Website: http://www.myspace.com/brahmsisaband
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

12:00AM -12:30AM
Holy Ghost
Bowery Ballroom
Website: http://www.myspace.com/holyghostnyc
Home Town: New York New York USA

 

12:30AM -01:00AM
Beach Fossils
Rock Shop
Website: http://www.myspace.com/beachfossils
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 
 

-EV2BK

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Jam of the Day – Don’t Be A Sucker, Pull Up An Easy Chair and Celebrate!

Insound Music is having their 10th Anniversary celebration tonight at the newly opened Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg. After launching back in 1999, Insound has grown and grown and continued to be the place to find the CDs, vinyl, digital music, and merch of your favorite up-and-coming and unsigned bands. The way the music industry is going these days, the stream of revenue from these types of sales is becoming more and more important to a band’s success or failure. While on the road, many working bands depend on the sales at their merch tables to get by, so it’s a good thing to come out and support. The lineup of bands they have set to perform includes: Cymbals Eat Guitars, These Are Powers, The Drums, and Real Estate. The last time we saw The Drums, at one of their first shows, they killed it and if their brand new video for their song “Let’s Go Surfing” is any indication, they’re only getting tighter and sharper over time.

On all of the promotion for the event and on the Brooklyn Bowl website it lists the fifth band that will perform as “TBA.” But **EXCLUSIVE UPDATE** our sources at Brooklyn Bowl tell us that this TBA band will be Brooklyn’s own Suckers! I have been wanting to check them out for a while, mostly because of their song “Easy Chairs.” Listen below and you’ll see what I’m talking about. There is a free happy hour provided by Brooklyn Brewery from 6-8 so get their early if you’re going tonight!

Suckers – Easy Chairs:

-Melissa

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ev2bk Live Music – The Drums

THE_DRUMS_PRESS_SHOT_3 Wednesday night we checked out the fifth-ever show by Florida’s “The Drums.” Going into the show, I was intrigued by one band member’s description of their sound to ev2bk as being “like, 50’s surf pop, combined with electro pop, a little indie rock… It’s very cool.” And I have to say we were not disappointed.

The 50’s surf sound is light-hearted, refreshing, and really fun when combined with the post-punk undertones of the drums and guitar. Everyone at the Annex that night was having a blast, though there were a few technical issues with the sound, and the back-up vocalists were lost in the louder moments. The show we saw was only their fifth performance ever and they already have a residency at the Annex this month, playing every Wednesday night throughout June. The bands frontmen are singer Jonathan Pierce, formerly of Elkland, and guitarist Jacob Graham, formerly of Horse Shoes. Pierce and Graham had been planning on starting a band together for a while, but it took Pierce’s move to Florida to really get things going. They are joined by Adam Kessler on guitar and Connor Hanwick on drums, with Erin Berkey and Ruthy Mirsky as their aptly costumed back-up singers (Berkey designs and makes the costumes). Their sound is as if the Beach Boys were crossed with your favorite 80’s pop band and Ra Ra Riot. They note that their chief influence was The Wake.

They are working on their first EP now, Summertime, and their next show is this Tuesday at the Bell House, opening for The Legends. They are most definitely worth checking out!

You can listen to my favorite track of the evening, “I Felt Stupid,” right here.

The Drums – I Felt Stupid:

-Melissa

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