Savages – Photo by Chris Becker


First day, done. Your head might be spinning already, but fear not (and drink a lot of water)! Every day we’re going to make things a little easier for you by selecting 10 must-see acts that night. Remember, you’ve got to walk before you run. So traipse through this diverse selection of shows below before you head out on your CMJ hump day.
 
Check out the full schedule here!
 


Courtney Barnett @ Glasslands

A 24-going-on-Dylan indie-pop wiseacre from Down Under.
 


Calvin Love @ Mercury Lounge

Slightly skizzy electro-beat croon-tunes.
 


Jacco Gardner @ Knitting Factory

Dutch psych-pop prodigy. The ladies like his locks.
 


Pelican @ St. Vitus

Powerful post-metal instrumentals for your smarter long-haired friends.
 


Savages @ Terminal 5

The hype seems to be justified for those blown away by the live show from this U.K. band-shes.
 


ScHoolboy Q @ Webster Hall

Straight-up, snotty-quick, hip-hop party jammin’.
 


U.S. Girls @ Knitting Factory

Re-revved girl group echoes without the recently requisite uber-reverb. Singer/leader, Meg Remy, can really bring it.
 


Betty Who @ Piano’s

A new take on the R&B shake thang.
 


World’s Fair @ Santos Party House

Where ’90s throwback rap and futuristic party tunes collide, somewhere in Queens, NY.
 


Yamantaka // Sonic Titan @ Knitting Factory

Sky-bound art-pop; Asian experimental push, Canadian homebase indie pep.