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CMJ 2010: Time to Face the Music

Date: October 23, 2010
  • Venue: The Delancey
  • Genre: Various Genres

To cap off the CMJ music marathon, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart played an unannounced set at The Delancey.

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Date: October 23, 2010
  • Venue: Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • Genre: Punk

Punk rock invaded the Music Hall of Williamsburg in the form of the Fat Wreck Chords showcase featuring Cobra Skulls, The Flatliners, Dead to Me, Smoke or Fire, Teenage Bottlerocket, None More Black and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.

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Date: October 23, 2010
  • Venue: Santos Party House
  • Genre: Shoegaze, Dream-pop

For School of Seven Bells drummer Zachary Saginaw, it was a gig he’ll never forget.

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Date: October 22, 2010
  • Venue: Lincoln Park Tavern
  • Genre: Rock, Electronic, Indie

On Friday night, as venues across the city got ready to host CMJ events, it was an ordinary weekend for bands and clubs that weren’t involved. Not that that’s a bad thing. At Brooklyn’s Lincoln Park Tavern, Oh Halo took the opportunity to play a “no-pressure” show.

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Date: October 22, 2010
  • Venue: The Rocks Off Concert Cruise
  • Genre: Punk

Fat Wreck Chords artists set sail on the Hudson River for the Rocks Off Concert Cruise.

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Date: October 22, 2010
  • Venue: Mercury Lounge
  • Genre: Indie Rock

Matt Pond PA had the crowd begging for more. Lead singer Pond gave the people what they wanted – after taking a bathroom break.

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Date: October 21, 2010
  • Venue: Europa
  • Genre: Punk

Hardcore group Off!, featuring Keith Morris of Black Flag and the Circle Jerks, made their New York debut in Brooklyn.

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Date: October 21, 2010
  • Venue: Pianos
  • Genre: Eclectic

Day Three at CMJ was true to form with packed chamber-rooms along Ludlow Street. An eclectic mix of Rock, Pop and some Electronica filled the spaces – not to mention some serious body heat.

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Date: October 21, 2010
  • Venue: Webster Hall
  • Genre: Indie Rock

Check out some photos of the band during the show’s final minutes.

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Date: October 20, 2010
  • Venue: Rock Shop
  • Genre: Lo-Fi

The Cloud Nothings’ 19-year-old frontman has garnered significant attention since starting his Cleveland-based band less than a year ago.

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