Other Nights of the Week: CMJ Cheat Sheet

CMJ kicks off today, promising hundreds of bands, dozens of venues and countless industry flacks wielding their badges like swords to cut the line. Although we tend to think that paying $500 for a week’s worth of live music is pretty steep, we’re more than happy to crash the marathon’s best showcases – for an average of ten bucks a pop.

Here are our picks for each day of CMJ… and a couple of options for those seeking sweet relief from the madness.

Tue, Oct 19: Gary Wilson, O’Death, Janka Nabay and more
Cake Shop (158 Ludlow St, Manhattan) / 8p / $10 / more info / directions 

Wed, Oct 20: Phoenix, Dirty Projectors and Wavves
Madison Square Garden (4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Manhattan ) / 8p / $29.50 / more info / directions

Thur, Oct 21: Calibro 35
Nublu (62 Ave C, Manhattan) / 10p / $10 / more info / directions

Fri, Oct 22: John Maus, Excepter, Teen Inc and more
Death By Audio (49 S 2nd St, Brooklyn) / 8p / $TBA / more info / directions 

Sat, Oct 23: Matthew Dear, Freddie Gibbs, Javelin and more
Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn) / 2p / $10 / more info / directions

Sun, Oct 24: Warhol’s Face and the Velvet Underground Live
MoMA Titus Theater (11 W 53rd St, Manhattan) / 5p / $10 / more info / directions

Mon, Oct 25: Primo Levi Tribute Concert
Asia Society (725 Park Ave, Manhattan) / 8p / free with RSVP / more info / directions

[photo of Gary Wilson via Girle Action]