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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fader Fort

The Deal: Open Bar 2-9pm
The Place: 38 Delancey
The Price: FREE, must RSVP
The Details: Day two of the Fader Fort, which used to be every day during CMJ. This year everyone is complaining about how shitty the bands at this thing are but whatever, free booze!
The Source: http://www.thefader.com/category/events/
Breathalyzer Score: .15

Fashion Rock Show

The Deal: "Open Bar"
The Place: Red Bull Space
The Price: Free, must RSVP: info@byrobertjames.com
The Details: By Roberts James is throwing a fashion and rock party with CREEM magazine. There will be a photo booth so people in the future can look at your ugly mug.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=146695945375853
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Asses Revenge

The Deal: $2 PBR
The Place: Boutique Studios
The Price: $5
The Details: DIY party in Brooklyn with a "fancy rooftop". With Dirty Finger and friends.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152164138159219
Breathalyzer Score: .13

The Breakfast CMJ Showcase

The Deal: Open Bar 9-10pm; $1 shots all night; $5 White Russians
The Place: Crash Mansion
The Price: 199 Broadway
The Details: Bands I've never heard of playing at one of the worst venues in NYC...but the booze deals are awesome. The White Russians are actually called Russian Breakfasts, which are White Russians made with cereal milk. Gross but interesting.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150807234941405
Breathalyzer Score:

I Rock I Roll & Nachos NY Day Party

The Deal: Free PBR 12:30-1:30pm
The Place: The Delancey
The Price: FREE
The Details: Yet another day party and my gut tells me this is the one to be at. In addition to the free beer there's also free chips, salsa, quesadillas and nachos. Young The Giant, Dinowalrus, Arpline, Savoir Adore and mucho more (get it? I said "mucho" because of the Mexican food connection. Hilarious...I fucking rule.).
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=162336967126477
Breathalyzer Score: .14

BrooklynVegan & Converse CMJ Day Party

The Deal: "Free Drinks"
The Place: Public Assembly
The Price: FREE
The Details: Another BrooklynVegan day party at Public Assembly. I heard yesterday's wasn't as big of a shit show as one might imagine and there's more competition today so it shouldn't be too bad. Then again Ted Leo and Titus Andronicus are playing. In addition to free booze there's free vegan food, which is generally devoid of protein and protein is what fights hangovers.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160125680687936
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Spin & The Press House Present A CMJ Hangover Brunch

The Deal: Free Mimosa's & Bloody Mary's 11am-1pm
The Place: Rockwood Music Hall
The Price: FREE
The Details: I'm super hungover right now. How about you? A free bagel and a bloody would be pretty right on. However, enduring more loud music (it won't really be loud but it'll seem that way) sounds pretty rough.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131575450226916
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Friday, October 22, 2010

Smell The Glove

The Deal: $2 Bud & Bud Light 9-12
The Place: St. Jerome's
The Price: FREE
The Details: Smell The Glove is a killer party at one of the best dive bars in NYC. They got Prince Terrence, Kelle Calco and one of the dudes from The Party Death spinning goofy 80's hair metal and hard rock - it's good fun.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=145255658853185
Breathalyzer Score: .16

BrooklynVegan CMJ Party

The Deal: Free Firefly Vodka & Bourbon and Magic Hat beer "while supplies last"
The Place: Public Assembly
The Price: FREE
The Details: This will be a shit show to be sure so don't expect the booze to last all that long. But the bands are all pretty good so fuck it. There's also free food if the ramen and hot dogs you ate for breakfast didn't fill you up - it's rough out there.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155556224483105
Breathalyzer Score: .15

Distillers Promo CMJ

The Deal: "Free Drinks"
The Place: Knitting Factory
The Price: FREE
The Details: There's no time given to when the free drinks will flow but always assume it's when the doors open. There's live music from Shilpa Ray and someone from Jagjaguwar.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160330490657411
Breathalyzer Score: .12


The Deal: Asahi Beer Open Bar 11-12; $1 Jello Shots
The Place: The Cove
The Price: Free b4 11pm, $5-$7 after
The Details: I hate The Cove but it's hard to turn down free booze and sound tax advice, ain't it?
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136337659746966
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Heavy Metal Happy Hour

The Deal: 2-4-1 drinks 6-9pm
The Place: Arrow Bar
The Price: FREE
The Details: It's CMJ so all the metal biz folks are in town, well a few at least, probably drinking here. Unreleased Cradle Of Filth will be played so be sure to bring that girl from work you're trying to bang. Panties drop instantly for the Cradle.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159581604074032
Breathalyzer Score: .13

BreakThru Radio CMJ

The Deal: Free Beer 1pm-???
The Place: Heartland Brewery
The Price: FREE, might be badges only
The Details: Free food and booze for badge holders at Heartland Brewery...weird place for a CMJ show. The Howlies play at 2pm.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137473952967532
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Top8 Launch Party

The Deal: 2-4-1 Wells 11-12
The Place: Bedlam
The Price: No Cover
The Details: I think this might be like that party in the movies Hackers.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168236439858121
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Opening Reception For CMJ30

The Deal: Free Beer 7-10pm
The Place: PJS Exhibitions
The Price: FREE
The Details: This is an opening party for a photo show which is abuot CMJ...I think.
The Source: CMJ.com
Breathalyzer Score: .15


The Deal: $5 Jameson drinks
The Place: The Library at Hudson Hotel
The Price: FREE
The Details: One of the best parties in NYC these days. Kelle Calco, Miss Guy and Ian El Dorado are your DJs. Tommy Hotpants and The Party Death boys host. This is the NYC you imagined as a teenager and thought didn't really exist - it does.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163023523716902
Breathalyzer Score: .13


The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11:30-12 & 2-2:30
The Place: Darkroom
The Price: FREE
The Details: Prince Terrence and Carol Sharks of Hussle Club's weekly party. It's good times.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111461865582681
Breathalyzer Score: .12

CMJ Imposition

The Deal: $1 PBR
The Place: The Woods & Don Pedro's
The Price: FREE
The Details: Impose keeps the CMJ parties rolling. Hang with them at The Woods from 1-6pm and Don Pedro's from 8:30pm to 1am. Some of the bands playing are Total Slacker, Woven Bones and X-Ray Eyeballs - good stuff.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134943843222210
Breathalyzer Score: .13

MPressFest CMJ

The Deal: "Free drinks" 6:30pm-7:30pm
The Place: Gallery Bar
The Price: Free w/ Badge or $7 w/o
The Details: MPress showcase at Gallery Bar. I haven't heard of any of the bands but with a promise of free food and booze it might be worth checking out.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124837597569576
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Fleck PR CMJ Showcase

The Deal: Free Radeberger 8pm-???
The Place: Fontana's
The Price: FREE
The Details: Fleck PR is having a party with Doppelganger, Stalkers, Howlies, Hunters, Gringo Star, Two Tears and Nightmare And The Cat. That's a damn fine lineup if you ask me. I know you didn't but if you did I would say "That, good sir, is a fine lineup, indeed." That's how that would go down.
The Source: Submitted
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Hype Machine CMJ Showcase

The Deal: Free booze???
The Place: Backstage Bar
The Price: FREE, must RSVP (link below)
The Details: I don't know if there's actually free booze at this thing but it's just such a sick party that I'm listing it anyway. Everyone loves Hype Machine so it's no surprise they managed to put together such a sick lineup: Rye Rye, VHS Or Beta, Stretch Armstrong, The Knocks, French Horn Rebellion and a shit ton more including special guest Diamondsnake (Moby's new, and totally awesome, 80's metal band).
The Source: http://hypem.com/#/events/cmj2010
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Boom Boom Satellites

The Deal: Open Bar 8:30pm
The Place: Gibson Guitar Showroom
The Price: FREE, must RSVP: Adam.Pollock@sonymusic.com
The Details: Boom Boom Satellites are playing a private show at the Gibson Guitar Showroom. Sure midtown sucks horse balls but crashing a party is good fun. They have free food too so you can skip dinner tonight!
The Source: Submitted
Breathalyzer Score: .16

Gold Whistle w/ Kool Keith

The Deal: Open Bar 2-2:30am
The Place: Gallery Bar
The Price: FREE
The Details: Kool Keith, Purple Crush, Cerebral Vortex and more join the Gold Whistle regulars: Dirty Finger, Cobra Krames, Anton Glamb, Hiro The Jap and more. I just used "and more" twice, there's a lot of fuckin' people involved in this thing.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168687916480588
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Matador / Sub Pop CMJ Party

The Deal: PBR Open Bar 10pm-???
The Place: Stanton Public
The Price: FREE
The Details: 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade, Sub Pop, True Panther, XL, Young Turks and your Polish grandmother teamed up for a CMJ party. The PBR is free and Converse will be there giving away free swag. DJ sets from Lemonade and Matador dudes.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168099733200041
Breathalyzer Score: .14


The Deal: Open Bar at midnight
The Place: Lit
The Price: FREE
The Details: DJ Jess and Jeremy Bastard are your hosts and DJs. That's a good thing. Wear protection, kids.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159792764042732
Breathalyzer Score: .12


The Deal: $5 Beer+shot combo
The Place: The R Bar
The Price: $5 b4 midnight
The Details: Twig The Wonderkid put together a show at R Bar w/ Hypernova, Dangermaker and more.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134647866579152
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Orcard's CMJ Showcase

The Deal: Complimentary drinks 7:30-8:30pm
The Place: The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
The Price: FREE, must RSVP: orchardrsvp@theorchard.com 
The Details: The Orchard is throwing a CMJ showcase tonight with Grooms, P.S. I Love You, Your Youth, Happy Hour (is that a band name or just an actual happy hour?) and a "bloody special guest".
The Source: Submitted
Breathalyzer Score: .14

I Guess I'm Floating CMJ

The Deal: Free Beer 6pm-???
The Place: The Delancey
The Price: $8 or free w/ badge
The Details: I Guess I'm Floating and Lefse Records are throwing a party at the Delancey. How To Dress Well, Dominant Leg, Coyote Eyes and others are playing.
IGIF Lefse CMJ2010 [CMJ 2010] I Guess Im Floating & Lefse Records Official Showcase
The Source: http://www.iguessimfloating.net/2010/10/cmj-2010-i-guess-im-floating-lefse-records-official-showcase.html
Breathalyzer Score: .13

The MuseBox & Windish CMJ Mixer

The Deal: "Open Bar" 5:30pm-8:30pm
The Place: Good Units
The Price: FREE, must RSVP: RSVP@themusebox.net 
The Details: The MuseBox and Windish Agency (the dudes that make you pay a lot of money to book your friends band) are having a mixer. There's an undisclosed open bar the whole time.
The Source: Submitted
Breathalyzer Score: .15

CMJ Imposition

The Deal: $1 PBR
The Place: The Woods
The Price: FREE, RSVP
The Details: The Impose gang is throwing the first of several CMJ parties today at The Woods w/ Woodsman, Talk Normal, PC Worship and more. Starts at 1pm, day party!
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134943843222210
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Nicky Digital CMJ Showcase

The Deal: $3 PBR
The Place: Ella
The Price: FREE, must RSVP
The Details: Nicky Digital is at Ella on Wednesday nights anyway and it's CMJ week so might as well add a couple bands and call it a showcase. Biker Daughter, Brahms, Zowie and a few more. Bands are followed by a dance party.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158041794230370
Breathalyzer Score: .13

H&M Soho Opening

The Deal: Svedka Open Bar 7-12
The Place: H&M Soho
The Price: FREE, must RSVP
The Details: A new H&M is opening so they're loading you up with free food and booze. Try not to hurl it all up on the clothes.
H&M SoHo Grand Opening
The Source: http://www.pulsd.com/new-york/events/hm-soho--2/h-and-m-soho-grand-opening
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rando Sponsored By Booze Party!

The Deal: 2-4-1 Margaritas
The Place: Gallery Bar
The Price: FREE
The Details: Once you've had your fix of shitty bands for the day head to Rando and "wile out" as the kids say. Team Facelift and DKDS will be your guest DJs. With all these extra rando's running around town for CMJ it should be especially crazy down in the basement.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155094037859974
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Artisan Series

The Deal: "Specialty Bombay Sapphire cocktails" 7-10pm
The Place: Soiree
The Price: FREE, must RSVP: RSVP@hifimarketinggroup.com
The Details: Bombay Sapphire is throwing some kind of fancy art show and the booze is on them. Go get totally annihilated on martinis and then head to your buddy's CMJ showcase and heckle his shitty band.
The Source: http://nomadnesstv.com/blog/2010/10/16/artisan-series-in-nyc-conner-varin-and-amanda-diva.html
Breathalyzer Score: .18

Lady Bree Presents Anti-CMJ

The Deal: $1 Colt all night!
The Place: Don Pedro's
The Price: $6
The Details: If you're avoiding Manhattan because of CMJ I totally understand. The City will be crawling with soul-sucking music biz types looking for their next fix of disposable youth energy. So stay in Brooklyn and keep it dirty with Shark?, Electric Tickle Machine and more.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163310530359382
Breathalyzer Score: .14

New Zealand CMJ

The Deal: Complimentary 42Below cocktails 5:45pm-???
The Place: LPR
The Price: FREE, must RSVP or have CMJ badge
The Details: Fuck man, we stick these crazy bastards on one of the most remote islands in the world and somehow they still end up in penetrating mainstream society. So yeah, a bunch of Kiwi bands playing at Fontana's and drinking way more than your not-bred-of-criminals-and-outcasts liver can handle.
The Source: http://www.giantstep.net/events/1285#RSVP
Breathalyzer Score: .15

Oh Canada CMJ Showcase

The Deal: Free Bloody Caesars; $2 Labatt Blue
The Place: Fontana's
The Price: FREE
The Details: A bunch of bands from that weird place above us, and by us I mean US. What the fuck is a Bloody Caesar anyway? Is that just the Canadian name for Bloody Mary, kinda like how you Mounty freaks call ham, Canadian bacon?
The Source: Submitted
Breathalyzer Score: .14

KnifeFight CMJ

The Deal: "Free keg on the floor"
The Place: Santos Party House
The Price: $10
The Details: From the way things sounds it looks like we've got ourselves a keg party at Santos Party House tonight. A shit ton of killer bands, including Cerebral Ballzy and The Death Set to name a few, are playing. I don't think a keg will last very long with this crowd but it'll be fun anyway.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165702180107419
Breathalyzer Score: .15

Disco Down

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11-12
The Place: Happy Ending
The Price: FREE
The Details: Once you get sick of CMJ, and you will get sick of it, grab a couple free vodka drinks with Twig and the gang at Happy Ending.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169262709756038
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Paper Garden Records Official CMJ Showcase

The Deal: Free Beer 1-2pm
The Place: Living Room
The Price: FREE
The Details: Paper Garden Records are throwing a day party and they want you there drinking with the bands. Emanual And The Fear, Alcoholic Faith Mission and more.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156641967692252
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Technique Electrique

The Deal: Free Original Sin Cider 7pm
The Place: Canal Room
The Price: $12
The Details: Apparently Canal Room is still an operating venue. Who knew? Tonight GigMaven picked this hot spot for their party with Drop The Lime from Trouble & Bass.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156358914393719
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Monday, October 18, 2010

CMJ The American Way

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 10-11
The Place: Sway
The Price: FREE
The Details: Roxy Cottontail kicking off CMJ week with a party at Sway with Sega and Lady Sha.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109928879070416
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Local X Local

The Deal: $4 Brooklyn Brews
The Place: Brooklyn Bowl
The Price: FREE
The Details: $4 beer isn't exactly a Booze Party worthy special but it's a Sunday and the pickins are slim. Beach Fossils will be playing this free show. The beer is about the only thing you'll pay for. They've also got free chips and salsa and t-shirts.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116595808397409
Breathalyzer Score: .11

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