Make sure you check back in with us over the coming days for more tips on artists to see, panels to attend, parties to be seen at, and much more.
01. The Walkmen @ Terminal 5
02. GZA @ Irving Plaza
Artists performing full-album shows are a common sight these days, but none come much better than seeing original Wu-Tang member GZA playing the classic Liquid Swords in full. Bring a chess set for maximum effect.
03. Joey BadA$$ @ S.O.B.’s
Hyped Brooklyn rapper Joey BadA$$ brings his rhymes to the stage at this Cinematic/XXL showcase, which also features sets from Big K.R.I.T., Chance the Rapper and many more
04. Tokimonsta @ CMJ Union
Skrillex’s touring buddy Tokimonsta brings razor-sharp beats to this showcase at CMJ Union, which also features MNDR and Unicorn Kid. Read CMJ’s Q&A with Tokimonsta here.
05. DIIV @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Captured Tracks has so many artists at this year’s CMJ that it’s difficult to know where to turn. Fortunately they’ve made things easier by staging this label showcase, which includes a headline set from Brooklyn rock act DIIV.
06. Pig Destroyer @ Public Assembly
Grindcore doesn’t come much more brutal than Pig Destroyer, who may not sacrifice any actual pigs on stage but will bring an unholy noise to this showcase from 1000 Knives/Metal Sucks/Metal Injection.
07. MNDR @ Bowery Ballroom
Amanda Warner and Peter Wade, aka MNDR, will hit the stage around midnight at this second show at Bowery Ballroom today. Expect generous lashings of synthpop and the sound some are calling “indietronica.”
08. Daughn Gibson @ The Knitting Factory
This former truck driver turned deep-throated singer is a new signing to Sub Pop who works his moody vocals around samples of country and gospel songs. Read our Q&A with Gibson here.
09. Chemical Monkeys @ CMJ Union
The Taiwan Music showcase at CMJ Union today will feature the sounds of Chemical Monkeys–a band that believes, in their own words, that “music can make the world better.”
10. Prince Rama @ Cameo Gallery
Prince Rama is two sisters setting a wild mix of psychedelia to danceable rhythms, summed up neatly in the title of the band’s new album: Top 10 Hits of the End of the World.