by Andrew Frisicano

El Perro Del Mar

If looking for a way to see some of CMJ's top bands without a badge or tickets, three stores - Sound Fix, Other Music and Apple Store Soho - are all offering free in-store performances through the week.

Other Music in Manhattan hosts El Perro Del Mar tonight (10/20 @ 8pm). El Perro - real name Sarah Assbring - was to play a Joe's Pub show on November 9th. That's been canceled. She's opening for Peter, Bjorn & John this November - their Nov. 10th show was moved from Terminal 5 to Webster Hall and bumped a day earlier (now Nov. 9th).

If you're out today (10/20), El Perro Del Mar will be DJing (4-5pm) at Pianos this afternoon. Perhaps she'll spin something from her new record, Love Is Not Pop, which is out today (there's some nice dance remixes on at the end of it).

Also at Other Music, The Very Best play a daytime in-store (noon) on Thursday (10/22), which is probably less than 12 hours after they play (Le) Poisson Rouge's Green Owl CMJ showcase on Wednesday night with Theophilus London, Violens, Grandchildren, Ninjasonik and Nat Geo Music (the late show after LPR's New Amsterdam/Cantaloupe Recs showcase).

At Sound Fix (all shows 7pm), Antlers play a short acoustic set on Wednesday (they also play a BV showcase tonight, 10/20, at Music Hall of Williamsburg), and Cymbals Eat Guitars (at BV Pianos party Saturday afternoon) perform on Thursday. Tonight (10/20) at Sound Fix, you can catch Brooklyn's own Bell. More dates below.

At the Apple Store Soho, the extremely busy the xx play on Thursday and Portugal. The Man on Friday. More details below.

Speaking of the xx's busy schedule, let's just go through it: They're also at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday (10/21), Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday with School of Seven Bells (now sold out) and a late-night Tribeca Grand party on October 23rd with FIXED's DJ JDH + Dave P (RSVP).

If you're after the Antlers and the xx together in one convenient spot, they're both playing a late-night NME CMJ party on Thursday, October 22nd at The Delancey with We Are Enfant Terrible, Reni Lane, Yes Giantesses and Ultra Violent Lights. The xx are the "special guest" on that show.

All times for the CMJ in-stores, tour dates and details are below...

Sound Fix - 2009 In-store Schedule MAP
Tue, 10/20, 7pm, BELL
Wed, 10/21, 6pm, the Antlers
Thu, 10/22, 6pm, Cymbals Eat Guitars

Other Music - 2009 In-store Schedule MAP
Tue, 10/20, 8pm, El Perro Del Mar
Thu, 10/22, Noon, The Very Best

Apple Store Soho - 2009 In-store Schedule MAP
Thu, 10/22 7pm, The xx
Fri, 10/23 7pm, Portugal. The Man

Bell - 2009 Tour Dates
Oct 20 CMJ SoundFix {IN-STORE } Brooklyn
Oct 21 Sycamore Brooklyn #
Oct 23 The Delancey Brooklyn - DJ set %
Nov 05 Knitting Factory Brooklyn $
# w/ Solo sets, band set!
% w/ CMJ Twosyllable/Underwater Peoples Showcase
$ w/ Cale Parks

The xx - 2009/10 Tour Dates
Oct 21 Mercury Lounge (9PM set time)
Oct 22 Apple In-Store (SOHO) (7PM set time)
Oct 22 NME CMJ Party - The Delancey #
Oct 23 Music Hall of Williamsburg @
Oct 23 Tribeca Grand - late night party !
Oct 27 Audio - Brighton
Oct 28 Village Underground London,
Oct 29 EKKO - Utrecht
Oct 30 Luxembourg City Exit 07 Luxembourg
Oct 31 Music in Mind Festival Brugge
Nov 2 Universum Club Stuttgart
Nov 3 Nachtleben Frankfurt
Nov 4 Klub 007 Prague
Nov 5 Theater Palace St. Gallen
Nov 6 Le Transformateur Fribourg
Nov 7 Mascotte Zurich
Nov 9 Razzmatazz Barcelona
Nov 11 Bowery Ballroom New York
Nov 13 Making Time at Pure Philadelphia
Nov 15 DC 9 Washington DC
Nov 16 Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Nov 17 529 Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 19 The Mohawk Austin, Texas
Nov 20 Casbah San Diego, California
Nov 21 Henry Fonda Theater Hollywood, California
Nov 23 Independent San Francisco, California
Nov 24 State University Sacramento, California
Nov 25 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Nov 26 The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov 27 Neumos Seattle, Washington
Nov 30 Triple Rock Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 1 Bottom Lounge Chicago, Illinois
Dec 2 Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
Dec 3 Le National Montreal, Quebec
Dec 4 Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
Dec 5 Webster Hall New York
Dec 15 The Speakeasy Belfast
Dec 16 Roisin Dubh Galway
Dec 17 The Pavilion Cork
Dec 19 The Button Factory Dublin
Jan 15 Vega Copenhagen
Jan 16 Vox Hall Aarhus
Jan 18 Garage Oslo
Jan 19 Debaser Slussen Stockholm
Jan 20 Pusterviksbaren Gothenburg
Jan 21 Debaser Malmo
Jan 22 Astra Berlin
Feb 16 Paradiso Amsterdam
Feb 17 AB Brussels
Feb 18 Cigale Paris
Mar 1 Komedia Brighton
Mar 3 Shepherds Bush Empire London
Mar 5 Birmingham Academy 2 Birmingham
Mar 6 Manchester Academy 2 Manchester
Mar 8 Cockpit Leeds
Mar 9 Studio 24 Edinburgh
Mar 10 Kazimer Liverpool
# w/ We Are Enfant Terrible, Reni Lane, Yes Giantesses, Ultra Violent Lights (11:45 PM set time)
@ w/ School of Seven Bells (7PM set time)
! w/ DJ JDH + Dave P (1AM set time)

The Very Best - 2009 Tour Dates
Oct 21 CMJ Showcase @ Le Poisson Rouge NYC New York
Oct 23 103 Harriet - San Fran SAN FRANCISCO
Oct 24 LOS ANGELES Echoplex W/ Kid Sister L.A
Oct 29 Bottom Lounge - Chicago CHICAGO
Oct 30 WRONGBAR - Toronto Toronto
Nov 01 Great Scott - Boston Boston
Nov 02 DC9 - Wash, DC WASHINGTON
Nov 03 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Nov 06 Dj Set @ Secousse (notting hill arts club) London
Nov 26 live @ Palace St Gallen
Nov 27 L'Usine / le Zoo geneva
Nov 28 Le Guess Who @ Tivoli Utrecht
Nov 30 ICA london
Dec 04 Dj Set @ Secousse (notting hill arts club) London
Dec 04 Cargo london
Dec 05 Transmusicales de Rennes festival rennes
Dec 06 Studio 672 Cologne
Dec 07 Übel & Gefährlich Hamburg
Dec 09 Babel Malmo
Dec 10 Jazzhuset Gothenberg
Dec 11 Debaser Medis Stockholm
Dec 12 Bla Oslo

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