We hope you've stocked up on sleep the last few days, and stocked up on Sparks to get you through the next few because if that's the smell of unwashed rockers the wind is blowing in our direction it can only mean one thing, and that's CMJ is in town.

Coolfer has filled you in on his music picks and all we can add to that is...get there early, even if you have a pass.

This week we've been interviewing some of the bands playing at CMJ and we'll have a few more for you in the coming days (along with show reviews from what we make it to). Check out some other bands we've interviewed in the past, below are their CMJ show dates and the links to their Sets & the City interviews...

The Head Set @ Irving Plaza, 7:30pm
Elkland @ Plaid, 9pm
Sea Ray @ Tribeca Rock Club, 11pm
controller.controller @ CB's Downstairs Lounge, 11:30pm

Inouk @ Bowery Ballroom, 7pm
Ted Leo @ Knitting Factory, 12am

Dirty on Purpose @ Fez, 11:30pm

Asobi Seksu @ Rothko, 10:15pm
The Naysayer @ CB's 1313 Gallery, 11pm