Seems like just about everybody in town is sick or still hung over from CMJ. If you feel like hitting the clubs this week, here's what you can see:

Death Cab for Cutie and Pretty Girls Make Graves play the Roseland on Friday. How many times can the Death Cab visit New York City this year? Once more before the election, that's how many.

Sons of Sound, who are playing Gothamist's Movable Hype show at the Knitting Factory next month, are playing Rothko on Friday. Also on the bill are Stylofone and My Victoria.

mouse.jpgGerman electronic music pioneers Mouse on Mars (pictured) have assumed different shapes and sounds over the years. Whatever the guise, they put on a great show. Ratatat, who have opened for just about every band that has come to town over the last 12 month, is on the bill. Also playing is Junior Boys, a promising electro-pop duo with an album out on Domino. (The Junior Boys will perform an in-store at Other Music on Sunday at 7pm.)

For the Park Slope crowd, or those who are brave enough to make the trip, a bonfide legend is playing at Southpaw on Saturday. Mike Watt, formerly of punk pioneers the Minutemen, then of fireHOSE, and most recently the bass player for The Stooges, drops by to support his new album, The Secondman's Middle Stand. He'll be flyin' the flannel, no doubt.

The documentary movie Dig! is playing in town and has got a lot of press for the Anton Newcombe, the surly leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre. He and his band are playing the Mercury Lounge on Monday and Tuesday. Outside of great music, you never know what you're going to get at a BJM show--which is exactly why you should go.

A Shadow-less UNKLE, a.k.a. James Lavelle, plays the Canal Room on Monday. It's a release party for the new UNKLE album, "Never Never Land."


- Al Green/Mavis Staples at the Apollo, tonight
- RANA at the Knitting Factory, tonight
- Federico Aubele at Joe's Pub, tonight
- Immortal Technique/Kool G Rap at the Lion's Den, tonight
- Elf Power/The Mendoza Line at Northsix on Friday
- Lovett, Hiatt, Clark, & Ely at the Beacon Theater on Friday
- Fiend of a Fiend at Arlene's Grocery on Saturday (free CD giveaway!)
- Cheb I Sabbah at the Knitting Factory on Sunday
- Galactic at Irving Plaza on Sunday
- The Blood Brothers at the Bowery Ballroom on Monday
- Gomez at Irving Plaza on Monday and Tuesday


- Fiend of a Fiend: "Static"
- Sons of Sound: "It's You"
- Pretty Girls Make Graves: "All Medicated Geniuses"
- Brian Jonestown Massacre: "Telegram"
- Death Cab for Cutie: "For What Reason"
- RANA: "So Long Edgewood"