Pelican

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Pelican
CMJ. The overriding theme of CMJ is discovery, but the fest can also be a choice forum for rediscovery. This year, you get two chances to hear an overhauled version of Pelican—the cult-fave Chicago quartet known for its punishing yet painterly instrumental art doom—currently hyping Forever Becoming, its first LP since ’09. Primitive Man, Aksumite, Radiation Blackbody and Hasj open Oct 17; Sannhet, Kings Destroy, Wreck and Reference, Phantom Glue and Pyrrhon set the stage Oct 18.