The College Music Journal (CMJ) Music Marathon is hitting New York City Oct 16-20. Five full days featuring over 1,300 live performances, industry panels, seminars, college radio awards and all things music.
Acting as a buzz generator for bands on the rise, the festival has given acts like Arcade Fire and Gotye the spark needed to achieve international acclaim. The 32nd edition of the event will bring industry insiders, musicians, bloggers and everyone else together for a marathon-length peek into the sound of tomorrow.
Show goers can pay for individual shows or purchase a Show Pass (access to all live shows) or a Full Badge (access to shows + panels + everything else). There are also many free shows happening during the week.
Here are recommendations for each day:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16: Oh My Rockness Showcase at Cameo Gallery featuring Chrome Canyon, Metz, Roomrunner and more.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17: Onili at the Bancs x Oy Vey! Showcase at Littlefield, Brooklyn and Midnight Spin at the Fontana’s Favorites Showcase at Fontana’s.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18: CAA showcase at Bowery Ballroom featuring MNDR, Deap Vally and more.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19: The Antlers at KEXP Live broadcast at CMJ Union.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20: MezzoForte Showcase at Mercury Lounge featuring Black Taxi, Frontier Brothers and more.