Tyler...The Ringleader

 

Welcome to Hear Ye, dear reader, where each morning of the 2011 CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival, we’ll run the voodoo down on the Top 10 bands or artists we’re looking forward to hearing that night. “We” are hardly scientific, so click on “they” to take you to that specific group’s CMJ Discover page. There you can hear for yourself. But for right now at least, let us lend you an ear.

 

While we’re happy to turn you on to these shows, do know that because they rock so incredibly hard, you’ll want to get to the venue early. These places will fill up soon. And let’s face it, waiting in line just sucks.

 

I. OFWGKTA (Odd Future)

What we say: Boyz n the hood out to get you.

What they say. Click here to see ‘em at CMJ.

II. Parts & Labor

What we say: Brooklyn noise rock institution about to breakup for good.

What they say. Click here to see ‘em at CMJ.

III. Portugal. The Man

What we say: Celebrated psych outfit from Portlandia returns.

What they say. Click here to see ‘em at CMJ.

IV. A Place To Bury Strangers

What we say: Noise from Brooklyn so dense it will bury you alive.

What they say. Click here to see ‘em at CMJ.

V. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

What we say: Indie rock’s eternal freshmen

What they say. Click here to see ‘em at CMJ.

VI. AraabMUZIK

What we say: No one today is mixing records together quite like this DJ.

What he says. Click here to see him at CMJ.

VII. Cloud Nothings

What we say: Hip, young muck-slingers in the Cleveland punk tradition.

What they say. Click here to see ‘em at CMJ.

VIII. Davila 666

What we say: Puerto Rican lo-fi rock with a bold, melodic twist.

What they say. Click here to see ‘em at CMJ.

IX. Gauntlet Hair

What we say: Denver duo plying both song and drone.

What they say. Click here to see ‘em at CMJ.

X. Howard Jones

What we say: Still in the biz and only getting better, Mr. Jones.

What he says. Click here to see him at CMJ.