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Our CMJ Music Marathon Shows This Week

October 12th, 2015

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The 35th annual CMJ Music Marathon kicks off tomorrow and lasts through Saturday. And The Bowery Presents has you covered each night—and during the day on Saturday. Check out the showcases at our venues—plus Pianos—this week (that aren’t already sold out).

Mercury Lounge: Firekid

Rough Trade NYC: Paradigm, Am Only and the Windish Agency present Vaults, Methyl Ethel, Gilligan Moss, Steven A Clark, Leikeli47 and No Wyld

Mercury Lounge: CMJ Official Showcase with Oberhofer, Superfood, Bird Dog, Frankie and Marlon Williams

Rough Trade NYC: Rough Trade presents John Grant, Ezra Furman, Georgia, Shopping and Hooton Tennis Club

Rough Trade NYC: BBC Introducing & PRS for Music Foundation present Clean Cut Kid, the Big Moon, Pretty Vicious, Georgia and the Jacques

Rough Trade NYC: Bella Union and Iceland Airwaves present Mammut, Doomsquad, Landshapes, Fufanu and DJ Flugvel og Geimskip

Mercury Lounge: Ruen Brothers, Susto and Zachary Cale

Rough Trade NYC: Aquarium Drunkard presents: No Jacket Required with Protomartyr, Omni, Lemon Twigs, Drinks, Yoko and the Oh No’s, Mothers, Car Seat Headrest and Modern Vices

Pianos (beginning at noon), FREE: the Lemon Twigs, Whitney, Methyl Ethyl, Bayonne, Aquilo, Mild High Club, Ben Abraham, Fraser A Gorman, Zachary Cale, Hooton Tennis Club and Car Seat Headrest

Rough Trade NYC: Levitation & Alisa Loog present Ringo Deathstarr, Shannon and the Clams, Drinks, Mild High Club, Whitney

Mercury Lounge: MezzoForte presents Lev,  Powwowwer, Pompeya, Sphynx, Young Empires, Teen Commandments, Velo and Holiday Mountain


Add Yourself to Minus the Bear

December 1st, 2010

Although the band’s name and some of their song titles (“Monkey!!! Knife!!! Fight!!!,” “Hey, Wanna Throw Up? Get Me Naked”) might lead you to believe Minus the Bear is a comedy act, that’s definitely not the case. Sure, their name does come from a funny place—a friend who’d gone on a date said it had gone well, like B.J. and the Bear, “minus the bear”—but this Seattle quintet isn’t afraid to go to work, touring heavily and cranking out four LPs (Omni came out earlier this year) and six EPs. The band’s blend of dark lyrics and upbeat music is its signature sound, which frontman Jake Snider calls “an interesting contrast. I think the duality often makes for a better song because it gives so much tension.” Of course, it’s not all tension, which you can find out for yourself when Minus the Bear (above, performing “Hold Me Down” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!) plays Terminal 5 on Saturday.