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  1. peelander-z
    See Japanese Punk Rockers Peelander-Z Terrorize BrooklynNo, it’s not the Japanese cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! It’s a punk band! Seriously!
  2. last night’s gig
    Vivian Girls and Woods Make for Nice CMJ SurpriseIt was the type of indie-rock grab bag where headliners Vivian Girls have, relatively speaking, something like star power.
  3. last night’s gig
    Jay Reatard Forcibly Removes Fans From — and Forcibly Invites Them to — StageJay Reatard betrayed no hint of CMJ fatigue, giving his typical tornado of a performance.
  4. last night’s gig
    The Dears, CMJ’s Most Stoic Band But for the Butt WiggleA George Michael–esque ass wiggle was the closest thing to banter that the Dears front man Murray Lightburn indulged in at last night’s show.
  5. last night’s gig
    Coheed and Cambria Pull Out the Stops for Their Dear AuntieForgive us for saying so, but Coheed and Cambria’s Friday night CMJ gig doubling as a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s seemed especially poignant given their young fans.
  6. apropos of nothing
    You’ve Got CMJ Questions? NYMag.com Has CMJ Answers!Which of the festival’s 1,000,000,000 bands should you see?