by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Doug Gillard - "Valpolicella" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Women - "Black Rice" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Howlies - "Chimera" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Delta Spirit - "Gimme Some Motivation" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Takka Takka - "Everybody Say" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Mae Shi - "Remarkably Dirty Animals" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Marnie Stern - "Transformer" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Pattern Is Movement - "Right Away" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: All The Saints - "Sheffield" (MP3)

DOWNLOAD: Starfucker - "German Love" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Shout Out Out Out Out - "Nobody Calls Me Unless They Want Something" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Little Boots - "Meddle" (Designer Drugs remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Carps - "Heaven's Gate Hell's Flames" Remix w/ The Cool Kids (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Lemonade - Big Weekend (Delorean Remix) (MP3)

Marnie Stern & puppies
Marnie Stern

Even if you don't have a badge, CMJ (Oct 21-25 in NYC) can be overwhelming... especially these days with the proliferation of day parties, unofficial showcases and afterparties. Running around like a crazy person trying to catch everyone you want to see can be fun, but sometimes it's not such a bad idea just to pick one place and stay there. With that in mind, I've picked one day party and one evening showcase for each of the five days, as well as late night parties where applicable. The guide to Saturday (10/25) is below...

DAYTIME / EVENING / LATE NIGHT: Brooklynvegan's doing it up at Knitting Factory from Noon - 10PM on Saturday with Little Boots, Marnie Stern, Women, Lightspeed Champion and many more. Admission = free. (note: Knitting Factory has three floors. The BV party is in the main room and the Old Office all day and then takes over the Tap Bar from 5:45 to 10:00. The main room ends at 6pm. The Old Office ends 8:00, but other shows continue in every room all night. The party in the Tap Bar from 1-5pm is also free and has an open bar. The main bar of Knitting Factory, the Old Office will have $2.00 PBR from noon-3pm). Grab some MP3's from most of the artists above.

Alternatively or later, Crashinin' In has put together a pretty killer unofficial party at Public Assemby that goes from 3PM to 4AM, including Leeds, UK's great Sky Larkin, thier pals and fellow Brits Johnny Foreigner, The Muslims, , New Zealand's Cut Off Your Hands, Drink Up Buttercup, Radio 4 and a bunch more. It's not free, but it's certainly worth the $10 admission.

The Mae Shi are playing BV and Crashinin'.

Also note: Due to weather, the After the Jump day party has moved from The Yard to Market Hotel. Admission = $10. Todd P takes over the venue later in the night.

Also tonight
* Merge Records @ Mercury Lounge
* Ponytail @ the Bell House @ Midnight
* iHeartComix @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* 2 Live Crew @ Santos Party House at 2 AM? (make sure it isn't cancelled)
* Marnie Stern, Vivian Girls, APTBS, Crystal Antlers & All the Saints @ BB

See also
* the CMJ week in Dance w/ Showtrotta
* the 2008 guide to Hip Hop shows & panels @ CMJ
* the 2008 guide to Heavy Music shows & panels @ CMJ
* more (popular, previously posted) CMJ show reminders
* 10 bands/artists to see @ the CMJ Music Marathon
* listen to KEXP live CMJ sessions all this week