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Battle of the Fans

To get through the CMJ Music Marathon slog, we've pulled together this handy-dandy itinerary of the worth-it-all shows: Some require CMJ badges; some require getting tickets stat.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17


CoolKids
Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 371 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-727-0212
Chicago's throwback hip-hop duo justify the buzz with Air Jordans and blogger-packed shows.
•Time: 10:30 p.m.
•Price: $12 or CMJ badge


Dan Deacon / Deerhunter
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111
The goofy electro-spazz-popster joins Georgia's ambient experimental rockers.
•Time: 8 p.m.
•Price: Sold out or CMJ badge


Marnie Stern / Xiu Xiu
Blender Theatre at Gramercy, 127 E. 23rd St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-777-6800
Guitar-noodling PR-lady-looking Stern shares a Kill Rock Stars Showcase with one seriously dark electro duo.
•Time: 7 p.m.
•Price: $16 or CMJ badge



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18


1990s
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111
This cheeky Glasgow trio play good-natured tunes not unlike those by Franz Ferdinand.
•Time: 7 p.m.
•Price: $16 or CMJ badge


Les Breastfeeders
Don Hill's, 511 Greenwich St., at Spring St.; 212-219-2850
Snarky, French style whores bang out retro-Kinks rock and roll.
•Time: 8:45 p.m.
•Price: Free with CMJ badge


Shout Out Out Out
Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 371 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-727-0212
High-energy, vocoder-abusing electronica like the Rapture fronted by robots.
•Time: 8 p.m.
•Price: Free with RSVP


Simian Mobile Disco
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 2122604700
Former Simian bandmates regroup as a mind-melting hipster-house duo.
•Time: 10 p.m.
•Price: $18 advance, $20 day of show or CMJ badge



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19


Aa
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St., nr. Church St.; 212-219-3132
Brooklyn noise-rockers create euphoric clatter on three drum sets.
•Time: 9:30 p.m.
•Price: $14 or CMJ badge


Coheed and Cambria
HighLine Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-414-5994
Part-emo, part-prog, these rockers infuse their sci-fi-laced lyrics with reflections on a doomed marriage.
•Time: 9 p.m.
•Price: Sold out or CMJ badge


Devin the Dude
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-997-4144
Houston's underground rap legend spits rhymes about the finer things in life—food, weed, women, gasoline…
•Time: 8 p.m.
•Price: $19.50 or CMJ badge

Dynasty Handbag / Yip Yip / Monotonix
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St., nr. Church St.; 212-219-3132
Drum machines, leotards, and, perhaps, seizures add up to one of the strangest bills this week.
•Time: 8:30 p.m.
•Price: $14 or CMJ badge

The Maccabees
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111
Third-wave post-Libertines from South London jam replayable guitar pop.
•Time: 7 p.m.
•Price: $16 or CMJ badge


M.I.A.
Terminal 5, 510 W. 56th St., nr. Tenth Ave.
Bed Stuy by way of Sri Lanka, this rapping ruffian spins worldly rhymes and name-calls warlords.
•Time: 8 p.m.
•Price: Sold out or CMJ badge


Saves the Day
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St., nr. Church St.; 212-219-3132
The long-running emo act performs acoustic from their new album, Under the Boards.
•Time: 8 p.m.
•Price: Sold out or CMJ badge; limited tickets may be available day of show



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20


Justice
Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., nr. Tenth Ave.
The superstar house duo from France is sure to have you D.A.N.C.E.-ing.
•Time: 8 p.m.
•Price: Sold out or CMJ badge

Professor Murder
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St., nr. Ludlow St.; 212-260-4700
Beats and bass on high volume blast from the Brooklyn dance-punk foursome.
•Time: 7 p.m.
•Price: $12 or CMJ badge; tickets at door only

The Sterns
Fat Baby, 112 Rivington St., nr. Essex St.; 212-533-1888
Boston's impeccable jangle-rock act revitalizes the classic pop sounds.
•Time: 7:30 p.m.
•Price: Free with CMJ badge


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