Labor Day has come and gone, which means all the summer’s outdoor shows are pretty much done for, and though it’s still about twenty (ok, thirty) degrees warmer than I’d like it to be, I’ve got fall on the brain, which means pretty much one thing for music nerds: the CMJ Music Marathon. It’s coming, folks, on October 16th, and we’ve got to start thinking about The L’s annual party, which will feature booze, bands, DJs and probably lots of free stuff. As far as the specifics, well, we’re still working all that out. Where will it be? Who will play? What kind of booze will we have? What will the theme be for my DJ set? So many questions, so little time. So give me a hand, won’t you? Drop me a line detailing everything you’d like to see, hear and drink at our Saturday afternoon fete. All non-retarded suggestions will be taken into account.
Noteworthy Shows: 9/18 The Black Lips at Bowery Ballroom
Their new record is currently blowing my mind, in much the same way the last Black Rebel Motorcycle record did for a few weeks.
9/20 Beirut at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple
The kids may think differently, but I’ve been listening to the new Beirut record quite a bit, and I think it might be better than the first one. So much for peaking too soon, right?
9/22 Rilo Kiley at Webster Hall
As terrible as Rilo Kiley’s new record is (and it really, really is), we’re still holding out hope that the integrity of their live show remains uncompromised.
9/24 Thurston Moore at Maxwell’s
Assuming he’ll be playing selections from his outstanding new solo record, this is a show you’ll want to catch.