CMJ ’09: Thursday In Photos

On Thursday at CMJ the xx played theIr 66th and 67th shows of the week — one at the Apple Store SoHo, another as the “x-rated” secret guest at the horribly delayed, horribly sweaty Club NME showcase at the Delancey. The sound dudes couldn’t get it together, the subterranean, reverse-gradient pit is perfect for sweltering while staring at the back of people’s heads, but hey, Suckers were outstanding again, and aside from Delorean’s absurd and interminable delay, their dance set is one worth catching if you can. Jessica Amaya stuck around to photograph those two and the rest, including The Antlers, Male Bonding, Bear Hands, Yes Giantess, We Are Enfant Terrible, Reni Lane, and Yes Giantess. (Earlier in the day she ventured out to the excellent, ascendant Mexican Summer label’s in-studio day party at their new co-op/studio space in Brooklyn for Small Black, who are having a hell of a week, and Crystal Antlers.) Meanwhile, Kyle Dean Reinford was holding it down at Brooklyn Vegan party for Freelance Whales, Surfer Blood, Lovvers, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Peggy Sue, Alec Ounsworth, Rebecca Shiffman, and Sky Larkin, before bouncing to Fontana’s for Local Natives and Happy Hollows at the Aquarium Drunkard shindig. He wrapped up his night at Glasslands for Japandroids and Real Estate at the Death + Taxes release party, and we have photos of every bold-faced band. Whoa.