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01. Ghostface Killah @ Irving Plaza
Rap superstar Ghostface Killah is one of the biggest names at CMJ this year, and he headlines this Mass Appeal showcase that includes sets from Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, Roc Marciano and Asher Roth.
02. Kimbra @ Webster Hall
New Zealander Kimbra brings her fizzy pop confections to Webster Hall for the first of a two-night stint at this show.
03. Savages @ Mercury Lounge
There’s life left in the post-punk template yet, as proven by this hotly tipped four-piece from London who are making their Stateside debut.
04. Wild Nothing @ CMJ Union
KEXP brings a day of live music to CMJ Union with sets from Wild Nothing, Line And Circle, Kishi Bashi and the Antlers. Get there early, space is limited and Wild Nothing go on at 12:30 p.m.
05. Icona Pop @ Brooklyn Bowl
“I Love It” by this Swedish electropop duo was a huge hit in the band’s native land, providing a helpful preview of a forthcoming album that will likely get an airing at this CMJ showcase.
06. Q-Tip @ Irving Plaza
One of rap’s all-time greats heads up this 2DopeBoyz/Shameless showcase at Irving Plaza, with Silkk The Shocker and Mystikal among the strong supporting lineup.
07. The Soul Rebels @ Highline Ballroom
Maceo Parker is among the guests adding to a night of Mardi Gras funk, soul and R&B at this showcase from the Soul Rebels. Bring your dancing shoes.
08. JJAMZ @ The Studio At Webster Hall
First question: How do you pronounce that name? They tell us it’s Juh-Jamz, so if that makes sense to you (or even if it doesn’t) head out to Webster Hall to see this supergroup combining members of Maroon 5, Rilo Kiley, Phantom Planet and the Like. Read CMJ’s Q&A with JJAMZ here.
09. Talk Normal @ The Knitting Factory
The forthcoming LP Sunshine from Talk Normal is this Brooklyn duo’s best work to date, containing just the right amount of tension and aggression—a formula that’s even more impressive when witnessed live.
10. Sinkane @ Union Pool
Sinkane is the dubby solo project of sometime Yeasayer drummer Ahmed Gallab, who helped kick off this year’s CMJ with an exclusive performance at our launch party at the Mercury Lounge back in August.
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