Nada Surf at The Bell House (photos by Kurt Christensen)
Nada Surf

Nada Surf will headline the Paradigm CMJ Showcase at Mercury Lounge in NYC on October 22nd. This is a really small venue for the band, and limited tickets are on sale now. Badge-holders will get a chance to get in too. Other bands on the bill are Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Francis & the Lights, Reptar, JBM, Blair, and Ume.

You might remember Austin band Ume from CMJ last year. They played the BV day party at Fontana's. At the time BBG wrote...

"Ume started the day with their poppy and suprisingly heavy take on 90s post-punk that is both powerful and charming. Outside of her devilish coo, Lauren is an enigmatic guitarist; all flailing hair, swinging arms, and wild movements. If this band didn't have such catchy songs, you'd probably be content just watching."

At the moment the Mercury Lounge show is Ume's only CMJ show, but they have a day off on their nearly month-long fall tour. All dates are listed below.

JBM recently completed a tour with AA Bondy. AA Bondy plays a NYC show TONIGHT (10/6) with Diamond Doves and Dawn Landes who both played with JBM when he played Mercury Lounge in July. JBM, who played a BV CMJ party in 2009, currently has no other upcoming shows listed outside of the Paradigm Showcase.

All the other bands on the Mercury Lounge bill not only have upcoming shows, but other CMJ shows listed too. All dates and some videos below...

Nada Surf - Always Love

Ume - The Conductor

NADA SURF - 2010 - 2011 TOUR DATES
Oct 22 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Jan 6 The Carnival Inspiration @ Port of Tampa Seaport Street Terminal Tampa, FL

Oct 18 2010 Rebel NYC New York, New York
Oct 20 2010 Cake Shop New York, New York
Oct 20 2010 Bruar Falls Brooklyn, New York
Oct 20 2010 Santos Party House New York, New York
Oct 21 2010 The Studio @ Webster Hall New York, New York
Oct 22 2010 Mercury Lounge New York, New York

Oct 19 2010 The Studio @ Webster Hall (CMJ) New York City, NY
Oct 22 2010 Mercury Lounge (CMJ) New York, NY
Oct 23 2010 Knitting Factory (CMJ) Brooklyn, NY
Oct 23 2010 Mohegan Sun w/ Ke$ha Uncasville, CT
Oct 26 2010 Lupo's w/ Ke$ha Providence, RI
Oct 28 2010 East Stroudsburg University w/ Ke$ha East Stroudsburg, PA
Nov 1 2010 Culture Room w/ La Roux Ft Lauderdale, FL
Nov 2 2010 Hard Rock Live w/ La Roux Orlando, FL
Nov 4 2010 The Ritz w/ La Roux Tampa, FL
Nov 5 2010 The Tabernacle w/ La Roux Atlanta, GA
Nov 7 2010 Rams Head Live w/ La Roux Baltimore, MD
Nov 9 2010 Trocadero w/ La Roux Philadelphia, PA
Nov 10 2010 9:30 Club w/ La Roux Washington, DC
Nov 12 2010 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel w/ La Roux Providence, RI
Nov 13 2010 Webster Theatre w/ La Roux Hartford, CT
Nov 15 2010 House of Blues w/ La Roux Boston, MA
Nov 17 2010 Terminal 5 w/ La Roux New York, NY

Oct 8 2010 Bardot Miami, FL
Oct 9 2010 house show Orlando, FL
Oct 20 2010 Canal Room New York, NY
Oct 22 2010 Mercury Lounge New York City, NY
Oct 23 2010 The Rock Shop Brooklyn, NY
Oct 30 2010 New Earth Music Hall athens, Georgia
Nov 5 2010 Warren Wilson College Swannanoaa, North Caro
Nov 6 2010 The Drunken Unicorn atlanta, ga
Nov 13 2010 The Caledonia Lounge athens, ga

Oct 20 2010 CMJ - The Rock Shop w/ Beach Fossils, Cloud Nothings, Braids, Lesands, Tape Deck Mountain Brooklyn, New York
Oct 22 2010 CMJ - Mercury Lounge w/ UME, JBM, Francis and the Lights, Daryl Earnhardt Jr Jr New York, NY
Nov 9 2010 First Unitarian Church w/ The Blow Philadelphia, PA
Nov 10 2010 Black Cat w/ The Blow Washington, DC
Nov 11 2010 Musica w/ The Blow Akron, OH
Nov 12 2010 Ohio State University - Wexner Center w/ The Blow Columbus, OH
Nov 13 2010 Empty Bottle w/ The Blow Chicago, IL
Nov 14 2010 The Bishop w/ The Blow Bloomington, IN
Nov 17 2010 The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern w/ The Blow Toronto, ONT
Nov 18 2010 Il Motore w/ The Blow Montreal, QC

Ume - 2010 Tour Dates
Oct 13 - Juanita's Cantina Ballroom Little Rock, AR
Oct 14 - Cicero's St. Louis, MO
Oct 15 - The Outland Springfield, MO
Oct 17 - Mayne Stage Chicago, IL
Oct 19 - T T the Bear's Place Cambridge, MA
Oct 21 - North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
Oct 22 - Mercury Lounge - CMJ Showcase New York, NY
Oct 24 - Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 25 - Zanzabar Louisville, KY
Oct 26 - Howards Club H Bowling Green, OH
Oct 28 - Record Bar Kansas City, MO
Oct 29 - Hi-Dive Denver, CO
Nov 1 - Havana Social Club Seattle, WA
Nov 2 - Holocene Portland, OR
Nov 3 - Cafe du Nord San Francisco, CA
Nov 4 - 3 Clubs Los Angeles, CA
Nov 6 - Bar Pink San Diego, CA
Nov 7 - Thunderbird Lounge Las Vegas, NV