As if there isn't enough to do this week we thought we'd give you some more ideas, because if there is a week that you should forego sleep it's this one. We won't supply the toothpicks to keep your eyes open but we will give you a list of things we think you should check out...
CMJ starts in two days but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to do tonight. First off (a Monday standard by now) is Atomique @ Eleven [152 Orchard St]. Get there at 9, as tonight boasts two hot lady DJs behind the turntables, lots of giveaways from The Music and a Blue Light Special (read: free drinks!)
After that you can head over to Lit to welcome KEXP back to the city, as they appreciate you at the Listener's Party. (Oh, and some dude named James Iha is spinning.)
Tuesday, to ease you into all of the live music the rest of the week will have for you, we suggest Radio4 and the Libertines @ Webster Hall (noteworthy: since Bowery Ballroom took over this venue beer prices have gone down!)
Wednesday there is only one place to be and that's Sarah & Karen's (aka Tarts of Pleasure) non-CMJ CMJ party Stolen Transmission @ Snitch [21st between 5th and 6th] featuring live sets from Apartment, Madison Strays and the Bravery. Tarts of Pleasure will deejay and there are free drinks for one hour starting at 10pm. Free with CMJ pass, $5 without. So go above 14th Street, we dare you.
Later this week Coolfer will be filling you in on the CMJ show picks as well as other music picks for the week, so we'll leave that all to him. Here is a list of the performers though, which is enough to make our head spin.
One thing we'll give you a heads up on now is Thursday's afternoon show at the Delancey [168 Delancey St] featuring the Raveonettes, Daniel Johnston and Communque. Oh, and free Rheingold beer. The show starts at 3 and goes to 6. Gothamist isn't saying you should skip work or anything, but, you know...start working on that fake cough now.