I've got a whole city to hold down

October 12, 2004

Big Apple bound

The annual CMJ Music Marathon cranks up tomorrow in NYC, and for the following four days you may have a little more elbow room at your local establishment. Most of the local bizfolk will be there to booze-and-be-seen, and a gang of Chicago bands will play.

Among them: Magnolia Electric Co. on Wednesday; Sally Timms (at a Touch and Go label showcase), Graham Smith/Kleenex Girl Wonder, Jon Langford's Ship and Pilot, the Zincs, and We Ragazzi all on Friday, as well as an Overcoat label showcase; Catfish Haven and Mahjongg on Saturday, also the Bloodshot label showcase that afternoon with locals Dollar Store, Nora O'Connor and the Waco Brothers.

Then there's the show at Arlene Grocery on Thursday night. You know how the postmaster general or whoever has to be sequestered in an undisclosed location during the State of the Union address, to preserve presidential succession in case of catastrophe? Hopefully some Windy Citizen will stay away from the Grocery that night, 'cause everyone else, it seems, will be there. The evening's entertainment includes Head of Femur, the M's, Palaxy Tracks, Tenki, the Changes and the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir.

Planning to go? Comment below! (Dude--that rhymes!)