CMJ 2008: Friday Picks


I slept a little late today and have yet to get out of the house, so straight to the zillion worthwhile evening shows…

Roisin Murphy @ Mansion, "9:30PM sharp"

New York Noise 5th Anniversary Party w/ Vivian Girls / Woods / Takka Takka / Cut Off Your Hands / The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart / Picture Picture @ Cake Shop, 7PM – 1AM

Mint Records showcase with Hot Panda / The Awkward Stage / Vancougar / Novillero / The Pack A.D. @ Fat Baby, 7P – 11PM

Dungen / The Muslims / Marissa Nadler / TK Webb & The Visions and FREE late night party with Cheeseburger and Children @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Rosebuds, The Ladybug Transistor and Crystal Stilts with "Singing DJ Jens Lekman" @ The Bell House, 9PM – 1AM

I SAY: I'm going to head to the L.E.S. for a stop by the Mint showcase if for nothing else than to pick up the lastest issue of their fanzine, A Fresh Breath of Mint. I highly reccomend seeing Novilero who are on at 9:30. As Fat Baby's right around the corner from Cake Shop, perhaps seeing Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be in the cards but I've got a date with Roisin Murphy and am dying to see what kind of stage show she's got. Though the thought of going all the way to Chelsea to Mansion, what I'm sure will be a entirely cheesy velvet-rope, bottle service type of establishment, is a turnoff. Then maybe Late of the Pier at Irving Plaza and back to Williamsburg where I will probably be hitting Music Hall of Williamsburg for the fourth straight night to see Cheeseburger. It's a free show, they're showing the new episode of Superjail (created by Cheeseburger guitarist Christy Karakas) and free cheeseburgers outside courtesy of Le Gamin. Of course there's also maybe the nicest venue in the Five Borroughs, The Bell House, tonight with two great locals (Ladybug and Crystal Stilts), the always awesome Rosebuds and "Singing DJ Jens Lekman," though expect more DJing than singing — but he's a great selector.

Some MP3s…

MP3Roisin Murphy – Overpowered 

MP3Roisin Murphy – So Into You


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