After the Jump’s Unofficial CMJ BBQ

If you can’t get enough of our CMJ offerings on Wednesday night, check out the After the Jump Unofficial CMJ BBQ happening this Saturday, October 25th at the Yard in Brooklyn. Unofficial means NO CMJ badge needed for entry!

Just take one look at the stellar lineup and you’ll be convinced. It’s a great chance to see a bunch of this season’s most talked about bands all in one place, with food, with beer, and IN BROOKLYN! And, since it’s an afternoon/early evening affair, you can rock out all day long and still be home in time for Dexter!

Bands playing: Fight Bite, High Places, the Homosexuals, Women, Bearsuit, MBAR, Passion Pit, the Ruby Suns, Crystal Stilts

This show is being sponsored by Guru Energy Drink.

After the Jump’s Official CMJ Showcase!

It’s CMJ week starting tomorrow. And it’s freezing. Great, right?

Stay warm by heading to one of the hot After the Jump official CMJ showcase with some soon to be household names. You’ll be bragging to your friends in about 6 months how you saw such and such band…

Old Office:
8 PM the Beets
8 45 the Lisps
9:30 Inlets
10:30 Motel Motel
11:15 Alina Simone
12:00 the Muggabears

Tap:
8 PM Best Friends Forever
8 45 PM the Depreciation Guild
9 30 PM My Teenage Stride
10:30 A Sunny Day in Glasgow
11:15 the Pains of Being Pure at Heart
12:00 Ringo Deathstarr

Main
8 PM Starfucker
8 45 PM Unicycle Loves You
9 30 PM Bad Veins
10:30 Crystal Antlers
11:30 Heloise and the Savoir Faire
12:30 Juvelen

Being Old Is Easier Than It Looks

As we descend further and further into old-lady-hood, we’ve discovered we’d rather watch “Miss Match,” Cody Banks, “Endurance 2,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” and the Kylie “Fever” DVD during our weekend downtime rather than partaking in the CMJ festivities by seeing The Cooper Temple Clause at Irving Plaza, trying to hit on hot boys at the Etnies party, or doing some ’80s dance moves to Grace Jones at the Paper, A|X shindig. (We do the ’80s dance moves at home anyway.)

So you can imagine everyone’s shock and horror when we dared to venture outdoors to catch British Sea Power on Thursday night as part of the Rough Trade showcase at Bowery Ballroom. True, we did leave before the set was done to (unsuccessfully) catch The Thrills at Mercury Lounge, but we were outside… so the rumors are untrue. WE ARE NOT DEAD!

I Will Never Be Able to Hear Again

DUDE — IF YOU WEREN’T AT THE BE de-TROIT SHOW LAST NIGHT AT THE BOWERY, YOU FUCKING MISSED OUT! IT WAS RAD AS ALL HELL.

I totally love The Kills. They’re amazing. Go buy everything they sell. You’ll be a happier person. Alison is this CK One-looking creature and it’s fabulous.

STILL BEN SWANK AND LOVIN’ IT!

The most surreal moment was when the little person was grinding with a really tall drunk girl during the Dirtbombs. And then Tom crowd surfed and Ben Swank poured beer down his pants and then they started fighting… as did Johnny Walker and blond dude from the Datsuns. I guess around 2a.m. things always start to get a little out of hand.

I want to give a shout out to all my peeps, and a special HOolla to Richard!

MORE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL TONIGHT.