CMJ: An A-Z Guide

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Uncle Bad Touch
Homebase: Montreal, Quebec
Sounds like: A Smith Westerns hangover after spending a night with Iggy Pop
Etc.: The band’s Twitter handle is even creepier than the band’s moniker.
See them: Oct. 21 at Arlene’s Grocery at 8 p.m.

“Only With You” by Uncle Bad Touch:
Von Pea
Homebase: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Sounds like: An uncanny vocal resemblance to Jay-Z with samples and backbeats more reminiscent of Madlib
Etc.: Von acts as 1/3 of hip-hop act Tanya Morgan, a group that actually directs fans to Wikipedia for more info on them.
See them: Oct. 21 at Sullivan Hall at 8 p.m.

“Ian’s Song” by Von Pea:
The Winterlings
Homebase: Oregon
Sounds like: Cypress tree bonfires; a folkier Nickel Creek
Etc.: Members Wolff Bowden and Amanda Birdsall met at a backyard party in Florida centered around Buddhist rituals.
See them: Oct. 22 at Googie’s Lounge at 10:30 p.m.

“Take Give” by The Winterlings:
Xeno and the Oaklander
Homebase: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Sounds like: If the Cure smoked more DMT and played more DDR
Etc.: They use exclusively analogue synthesizers in their French new-wave jams.
See them: Oct. 24 at Cameo Gallery at 2:00 a.m.

“Sentinelle” by Xeno and Oaklander:
Young Man
Homebase: Chicago, Ill.
Sounds like: Lo-fi, stripped-down Animal Collective with some front porch aesthetics stirred in
Etc.: Colin Caulfield played his first show while studying abroad in Paris with Deakin.
See them: Oct. 21 at Music Hall of Williamsburg at 8 p.m.

“All Tomorrow’s Parties” by Young Man:
Zachary Cale
Homebase: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Sounds like: Romantic woodsy lyrics accompanied by ardent Andy Cabic/Bob Dylan-esque vocals and fresh guitar.
Etc.: No relation to J.J. or John.
See them: Oct. 19 at Union Hall at 11:15 p.m.

“Kicked Awake” by Zachary Cale:

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