Happy Friday! Since you are still breathing (and you’re hopefully still hearing thanks to a dutiful pair of earplugs), grab a grande triple shot cup of your morning pick-me up and check out ten amazing artists hitting the CMJ 2013 stages tonight. Because, you know, it’s only day four. CMJ 2013 is just hitting its stride and you’ve got a busy day ahead.
See the full CMJ 2013 line-up here and stop by again tomorrow for more hot picks of the week.
Dismemberment Plan @ Terminal 5
Late ’90s D.C. rockers have released their first album since 2001. Prepare for new and old rockin’ tracks all night.
Eagulls @ Mercury Lounge
Not those Eagles. These guys have more in common with Glenn Danzig than Glenn Frey.
Gang Of Youths @ Cake Shop
Strokes-influenced emo-garage that’ll make you pine for the early Aughts.
HAERTS @ KEXP Live, Judson Memorial Church
Nose-tickling champagne fuzz dream-pop.
HSY @ Santos Party House
You like sludge-noise mangled and mingled with unexpected pop elements? Then go forth, to this show.
Night Birds @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Of all the pop-ish punk that never stops jumping out of New Jersey, this house-show storming bunch might be the best of the recent crop.
Panama Wedding @ Knitting Factory
Shake a tailfeather to this ready-made electro-pop sweetness.
Random Recipe @ Arlene’s Grocery
This Montreal friend group combines elements of hip-hip, afrobeat, and falsetto pop (and maybe some francais!) for an unusual sound, dancey sound.
Saul Williams and Dragons Of Zynth @ Santos Party House
The powers of post-rocker oddballs and political mouthpieces combine!
Saint Vitus @ Europa
Late ’80s stoner-rock foredaddy legends come back to show young ironic metal tee-wearing longhairs how to hammer it home.