The CMJ 2012 Showcase You Can’t Miss: Wednesday Oct. 17

October 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

HASH is forecasting the indie maelstrom descending upon New York, which will mostly be called ‘CMJ 2012‘. (For the entire schedule, click here.) Check in with us every morning for a preview of the next day’s must-attend showcase, plus what we’re calling that one wild card performance you absolutely cannot afford to miss.


Wednesday’s CMJ 2012 Must-See Showcase:

The hands-down destination for Day 2 is NPR’s showcase, being held at Le Poisson Rouge and featuring a melange of clamor and the serene: The Bleecker St. cabaret will play host to Stephen Ellis, that cosmically nomadic producer known as Flying Lotus, whose new album Until The Quiet Comes (Warp) will likely provide the fare for his set—and serve as a soothing tonic for the caustic rap schemes of Death Grips, the prolific Sacramento group fronted by the hard-boiled MC Ride. Also scheduled are rising local DIY stompers Buke&Gase, with Tribe/NPR spinmaster Ali Shaheed Muhammad handling DJ duties.

Wild Card: You Can’t Miss…

A more difficult call than the preceding day’s, but the New York-based drummer Mark Guiliana will undoubtedly leave few disappointed or un-dazzled with his set at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2). The flash-fire drummer will pay with his blues-oriented Beat Music project at 9:30 P.M., which means the sprightly sort might also have time to visit the gently melodic Brooklyn four-piece Time Travelers  (Alphabet Lounge, 8:30 P.M.), and have a second chance at Matthew E. White, in Brooklyn (Union Pool, 11 P.M.).

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