Wild Girls: R. Cole, C. Brownstein, M. Timony and J. Weiss


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. Wild Flag

What we say: Riot grrrl supergroup embraces ‘90s Northwest post-punk clang.

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

II. Zola Jesus

What we say: Soulful vocals lead danceable beats and a supernatural wall of sound.

What she says. Click here to see her at CMJ.

III. Eleanor Friedberger

What we say: One half of duo Fiery Furnaces spins catchy, but intricate, pop tales.

What she says. Click here to see her at CMJ.

IV. Cerebral Ballzy

What we say: Lulling pop diffused through a nebulous electro filter.

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

V. Ninjasonik

What we say: Straight-up club hip-hop accompanied with a smooth flow.

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

VI. Dent May

What we say: Optimism, occasional falsetto and ukelele from Mississippi.

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

VII. Class Actress

What we say: Gentle and careful with flirtatious sprinklings of synth.

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

VIII. The Death Set

What we say: Artful dance-punk group with copious amounts of energy.

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

IX. Black Taxi

What we say: Attitude-filled rock ‘n’ roll verses explode into high-intensity choruses.

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

X. Army Navy

What we say: Bouncy, lighthearted rock riffs underscore indie pop vocals.

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