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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Bowery Ballroom

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Bowery Ballroom

September 21, 2011, By

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is an acquired taste. Quirky in instrumentation and charmingly different in vocals, the five-some has acquired a rather loyal legion …

Vivian Girls, Widowspeak @ Knitting Factory, September 20

Vivian Girls, Widowspeak @ Knitting Factory, September 20

September 21, 2011

Tune-Yards @ Le Poisson Rouge: September 19, 2011

Tune-Yards @ Le Poisson Rouge: September 19, 2011

September 20, 2011, By

It’s a fact that within the limited musical sphere everyone lazily calls “indie,” Tune-Yards is one of the most bracing live bands. Its combination …

Beets @ Skylight West: September 19, 2011

Beets @ Skylight West: September 19, 2011

September 20, 2011, By

The Beets, a trio of low-fiers from Queens, got off to a rough start last night at Skylight West when cops came and shut down …

Shlohmo, Salva, RL Grime @ Studio At Webster Hall

Shlohmo, Salva, RL Grime @ Studio At Webster Hall

September 20, 2011, By

The sound of Salva made the walls of Webster Hall’s ladies’ room buzz with bass on September 17, the night he and beatmates RL Grime …

Brooklyn Autumn Guitar Show @ Brooklyn Bowl: September 18

Brooklyn Autumn Guitar Show @ Brooklyn Bowl: September 18

September 19, 2011, By

Sunday was the Brooklyn Autumn Guitar Show at Brooklyn Bowl, and CMJ was there. We were looking for a quadruple-neck Gibson to hang up in …

Calder Quartet @ Blum And Poe: September 14, 2011

Calder Quartet @ Blum And Poe: September 14, 2011

September 16, 2011, By

Benjamin Jacobson, Violin I of the Calder Quartet, excitedly gestured to a David Muller painting of the San Francisco bridge as he talked about how …

Caveman @ Mercury Lounge: September 15, 2011

Caveman @ Mercury Lounge: September 15, 2011

September 16, 2011, By

As someone who has been to a lot of Mercury Lounge shows, I was impressed by how much support local outfit Caveman got at its …

Funky Meters @ Brooklyn Bowl: September 14, 2011

Funky Meters @ Brooklyn Bowl: September 14, 2011

September 15, 2011, By

Last night the funk was flowing at Brooklyn Bowl, that real hip joint down on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg. The mood was set well before …

UMO, Toro Y Moi, Ava Luna @ Webster Hall: September 14, 2011

UMO, Toro Y Moi, Ava Luna @ Webster Hall: September 14, 2011

September 15, 2011