1.Crystal Castles

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Photographed at the SPIN party on Saturday, October 22, 2011 — full report here!

2.Crystal Castles

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Photographed at the SPIN party on Saturday, October 22, 2011 — full report here!

3.J Mascis

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In a fest dominated by buzz, the J Mascis acoustic appearance at Mercury Lounge was a little under-attended; but that didn't keep the faithful at the intimate gathering from singing along on Thursday, October 20, 2011.

4.Small Black

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Photographed Friday, October 21, 2011 outside the Mercury Lounge.

5.Purity Ring

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Photographed Friday, October 21, 2011 in the basement of the Mercury Lounge.

6.Crocodiles and Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls

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Photographed Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Bowery Ballroom.

7.Pujol

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Photographed Wednesday, October 19, 2011 upstairs at Santos Party House.

8.Cities Aviv

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Memphis rapper Cities Aviv is an ex-hardcore kid — he commented on our photog's Infest shirt — and he brought that raw energy to his CMJ performance Friday, October 21, 2011 at Pianos.

9.Trash Talk

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Hardcore revisionists Trash Talk wreaked havoc on CMJ: Their Glasslands show featured rafters-climbing and audience members choked by microphone cords. Says our photog: "If you've seen Trash Talk, you know that you might walk away with a broken nose."

10.Trash Talk

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Photographed Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Glasslands.

11.The Crowd at Le Bain/Twin Shadow

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Photographed Saturday, October 22, 2011.

12.Real Magic

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Photographed Friday, October 21, 2011 at Pianos.

13.Main Attrakionz

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Despite the poor sightlines, Main Attrakionz kept a packed crowd enthused during their Cake Shop appearance on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Cake Shop.

14.Main Attrakionz

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Photographed Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Cake Shop.

15.King Krule

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King Krule played some subdued pop onstage at Glasslands Wednesday night, but backstage they were full of wild, youthful energy, tagging the clubs walls and making mischief.

16.Chelsea Wolfe

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Photographed Thursday, October 20, 2011 on Ludlow Street.

17.Drop the Lime

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Photographed Friday, October 21, 2011 in the basement of Mercury Lounge.

18.Memory House

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Photographed Thursday, October 20, 2011 backstage at the Mercury Lounge.

19.Fans at SPIN's Crystal Castles Show

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Full report on the show here!

20.Davila 666

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Puerto Rican garage punkers Davila 666 brought high-velocity punk energy to the Knitting Factory Wednesday night, and the audience pogoed in harmony.

21.Devoted Trash Talk Fan

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Photographed Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Glasslands.

22.Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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Photographed Thursday, October 20, 2011 on the roof of the Thompson Hotel.

23.Zambri

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Zambri brought gothy, witchy vibes to Wednesday's show at Santos Party House with their custom-made stage gear, including four microphones stuck together with duct tape.

24.Jacuzzi Boys

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Jacuzzi Boys were animated and wild. Says our photog, who shot them Friday night outside East Village Radio, "They're dudes you'd want to hang out and have beers with."

25.Zambri

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Photographed Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in the basement of Santos Party House.

26.Wise Blood

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Pittsburgh bedroom-popster Wise Blood was in some kind of funk at the Cake Shop Thursday night, complaining about his life and knocking over drinks at the bar.

27.Backstage at Bowery Electric

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