Gringo Star are one of only four bands mentioned in The New York Times’ CMJ Music Marathon listing this year

Gringo Star Peter Furgiuele and Nicholas Furgiuele baby robot media Along with Twin Peaks The Kills and Pompeii Baby Robot Media clients Gringo Star are one of only four bands mentioned in The New York Times CMJ Music Marathon listing this year Worth checking out Despite the Beatles nod this young quartet takes its influences from the Kinks and the Rolling Stones

★ CMJ Music Marathon (Tuesday through Oct. 25) This annual New York showcase returns next week with over 1,000 club sets. There are too many shows to list, but here are some that are worth checking out. Gringo Star plays a set at the downtown watering hole Niagara on Wednesday at 11 p.m. Despite the Beatles nod, this young quartet from Atlanta takes its influences from the Kinks and the Rolling Stones. With four shows, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the Chicago garage-rockers Twin Peaks will be busy playing tracks from their new record, “Wild Onion,” which surfs the same wave of brash three-chord zeal as Thee Oh Sees and Parquet Courts, and includes the unsubtle Beach Boys tribute “Sloop Jay D.” On Thursday at the Bowery Ballroom, the most sexually charged and reliably great duo in blues-rock, the Kills, celebrate a decade together. On their 2011 album, “Blood Pressures,” they revealed a newfound vulnerability, especially on the sepia-tinged waltz “The Last Goodbye.” (The band’s follow-up, unfortunately, does not have a release date yet.) The New Wave pop ensemble Pompeii, a staple of college radio, shares the glossy, echoing melodicism of Death Cab for Cutie or a-Ha. This Texas band performs on Thursday at the Delancey, and its new release, “Loom,” has the decade-old Pompeii brewing fresh buzz. At various times and locations,cmj.com/marathon; a limited number of badges are available for $140; prices for individual shows vary. (Anderson) READ HERE…

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