CMJ 2015: A Guide

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Every year, bands/artists, music bloggers, A&R/Record label big-heads, converge in New York City for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. As expected, there is going to be a LOT of good music, making it hard to make sense of it all. But we’re here to help.

Here’s our list of official and unofficial showcases you’ll want to be at, hand picked by our staff:


 

MONDAY 10/12

Oh My Rockness CMJ Kick Off Party @ Elvis Guesthouse | TIX $5 DOOR

Big Ups
Yvette
ULD
Shopping


TUESDAY 10/13

Cake Shop Presents @ The Cake Shop | FREE

Bent Denim
Sweet Bronco
Chomp
Nox Boys

Sugar Mama BK CMJ Showcase @ LPR | TIX

Teen
Sharkmuffin
Total Slacker
Beverly
Looms

WFUV CMJ Showcase @ Rockwood Music Hall | FREE

Hooton Tennis Club
Martin Courtney (Real Estate)
Fraser A. Gorman
The Suffers

Tell All Your Friends CMJ Showcase @ The Cameo Gallery | TIX

Alexander F
Waltz
Pearls
Cheatahs
Bayonne
Methyl Ethel
Warbly Jets
Mothers

Pianos CMJ Kickoff Party @ Pianos | FREE

Cosmo Sheldrake
Crooked Colours
Slum Sociable
Robbing Millions
Caveboy
Good Morning
Them Bruins

Dr. Martens Stand For Something CMJ Showcase @ Dr. Martens Store | FREE w/ RSVP

Beverly
Pinact
Expert Alterations

Bayonet Records CMJ Showcase @ Baby’s All Right | TIX

Frankie Cosmos
Mega Bog
Sheer Agony
Laced

The Syndicate’s Presents Conflict of Interest @ Brooklyn Bowl | FREE w/ RSVP

Joywave
Oberhofer
Grace Mitchell
Kid
Bayonne


WEDNESDAY 10/14

NME + PopGun + House Arrest CMJ Party @ Santos Party House | TIX

UPSTAIRS:
Perfect Pussy
Protomartyr
Yung
Seratones
Hooton Tennis Club

DOWNSTAIRS:
Dilly Dally
Downtown Boys
Shopping
Nico Yaryan
Car Seat Headrest
Yak

Spectacles Sessions + Seagreen Records + Exploding In Sound CMJ Showcase @ Elvis Guesthouse | TIX $8 DOOR

Big Ups
Japanese Breakfast
Vundabar
Soft Fangs
Operator
Mattress Financial
Strange Kids
Terrible Roars

Dr. Martens Stand For Something Showcase @ Pianos | FREE w/ RSVP

SHOWROOM:
Beverly
Weaves
Expert Alterations
Oscar
Pinact
Car Seat Headrest
Yung

UPSTAIRS:
Shopping
Eternal Summers
Hockey Dad
Hin Du
Wildhoney
Cheetahs
Mercury Girls

Iron Pier CMJ Showcase @ The Acheron | TIX

Wildhoney
Expert Alterations
Weed Hounds
Pills

Panache CMJ Showcase @ The Knitting Factory | TIX

Ezra Furman
Juan Wauters
Drinks
Slim Twig
Sheer Agony
The Babe Rainbow
Gramma’s Boyfriend

BrooklynVegan + Collect Records + Vinyl Me, Please Showcase @ Baby’s All Right | TIX

Nothing
No Devotion
Wax Idols
Creepoid
Foxes in Fiction

Treefort + Duck Club CMJ Showcase @ The Cameo Gallery | TIX

Willis Earl Beal
Magic Sword
Street Fever
Sun Blood Stories
Foul Weather

Handsome Dad Records Presents A Free CMJ Party @ Baby’s All Right | FREE

Slum Sociable
Beach Baby
Oscar
Georgia

Niagara Showcase @ Niagara | FREE

Look Vibrant
Surf Rock Is Dead
Buhu

 


THURSDAY 10/15

NYC Taper CMJ Showcase @ The Cake Shop | FREE

Car Seat Headrest
Dirty Ghosts
NE-HI
Mothers
Zachary Cale
Dirty Dishes
Vomitface
Whomps

Bella Union CMJ Showcase @ LPR | TIX

Mercury Rev
Ezra Furman
Landshapes
Mammut
Holly Macve

Cake Shop Presents @ The Cake Shop | TIX

Weaves
Sweet Spirit
Diet Cig
Shopping
tricot
S
Robbing Millions

Sub Pop CMJ Showcase @The Knitting Factory | TIX

Protomartyr
Strange Wilds
The GOTOBEDS
S
Mass Gothic

Hand Drawn Dracula + 1 Percent + Sweetwater CMJ Showcase @ Alphaville | TIX $10 DOOR

Ringo Deathstarr
Dead Leaf Echo
Lazyeyes
Nailbiter
Vallens
Beliefs

Topshelf Records CMJ Showcase @ Shea Stadium | FREE

Nai Harvest
Donovan Wolfington
Wildhoney
Solids
Clique
Infinity Girl
Lizard Kisses

Harpoon Brewery Presents: CMJ Unplugged @ The Knitting Factory | FREE

Holly Miranda
Morningsiders
Frankie Cosmos
Special Guest TBA
Ben Abraham
Alice Phoebe Lou
Mail The Horse


FRIDAY 10/16

Unimpressed Fest (DNNM + Willow Wood + 80N7) – Night One – @ Black Bear Brooklyn | TIX TBA

Ringo Deathstarr
Oso Oso
Mumblr
Pinact
Boosegumps
Soft Cough
Good Morning

Panache CMJ Showcase @ Baby’s All Right | TIX

The Men
Destruction Unit
Michael Rault
Celestial Shore
Dirty Ghosts
Beach Baby

Inland Empire CMJ Showcase @ The Cake Shop | TIX

Spray Paint
Turn To Crime
Eaters
The GOTOBEDS
J. Fernandez
Tweens

CMJ + Atypical Beasts Presents @ The Delancey | FREE

ROOFTOP DECK:
Frances Gone
Avi Jacob
Caitlin Harnett
Kat Quinn

MAIN FLOOR:
Tow3rs
Lena Fayre
Caveboy
Lazer Cake
Wolkoff
Surf Rock Is Dead!

DOWNSTAIRS LOUNGE:
Teen Commandments
Flint Eastwood
New Myths
Lazyeyes
Of Clocks and Clouds

Aquarium Drunkard Presents: No Jacket Required @ Rough Trade NYC | TIX

Protomartyr
Omni
The Lemon Twigs
Yoko and the Oh Nos
Mothers
Car Seat Headrest
Modern Vices

Cymbal FM. + Terrible Records CMJ Showcase @ The Cameo Gallery | FREE

Porches
LE1F
Empress Of
Deradoorian
Kirin J Callinan
Okay Kaya
Jimmy Whispers
Kaya
Stolen Jars

Terrorbird CMJ Showcase @ The Cake Shop | FREE

Avan Lava
The Album Leaf
Deradoorian
Stealing Sheep
(Special Guest TBA)
Nai Harvest
PWR BTTM

The Deli Magazine + Pianos CMJ Showcase @ Pianos | TIX SHOWROOM / FREE UPSTAIRS

SHOWROOM:
Mild High Club
Weaves
Beverly
Eternal Summers
Diet Cig
Stolen Jars
Controller
The Fluids
Vundabar

UPSTAIRS:
Golden Pony
Solvey
My Body
Yes Alexander
Paperwhite

R.I.P. – Strange Victory Touring CMJ Showcase @ Union Pool | TIX TBA

Spray Paint
PC Worship
Strange Wilds

Titus Andronicus w/ Ex Hex + The Spiderbags @ Warsaw | TIX


SATURDAY 10/17 

**CASSETTE STORE DAY**

Unimpressed Fest (DNNM + Willow Wood + 80N7) – Night Two – @ The Studio At Webster Hall | TIX

Nai Harvest 
Solids
Furnsss
US & US Only
Alaska
Donovan Wolfington
Whitney **just added 9/16**
^^ Gleemer DJ Set ^^

 

AdHoc Car Wash @ Hand and Detail Car Wash Center | TIX

Destruction Unit
Perfect Pussy
Porches
LVL UP
Downtown Boys
Pity Sex
Potty Mouth
Protomartyr
Sheer Mag
Whitney

Fire Talk + Silent Barn Presents: A Record and Tape Fair @ The Silent Barn | FREE (accepting donations for bands)

Turn To Crime
Crosss
ADVAETA
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk
Murals
Pinact
Fern Mayo

Honor Press Showcase (SECRET LINEUP) @ The Silent Barn | $10 DOOR

The Beehive at CMJ (Wild Honey Pie) @ The Wick | FREE w/ RSVP or $5 DOOR

Frankie Cosmos
Phony Ppl
Dent May (solo)
Lazyeyes
Fraser A. Gorman
Stone Cold Fox
The Britanys
Acid Dad
Sam Cohen
Piers
Corbu

Cake Shop Presents @ The Cake Shop | FREE

Expert Alterations
Palm
Eternal Summers
Solids
Garden of Elks
Chomp

The Bowery Presents CMJ 2015 Day Party @ Pianos | FREE

DOWNSTAIRS:
Lemon Twigs
Methyl Ethel
Nico Yaryan
Mild High Club
Fraser A Gorman
Hooton Tennis Club

UPSTAIRS:
Whitney
Bayonne
Aquilo
Ben Abraham
Zachary Cale
Car Seat Headrest

Riot Act Media CMJ Showcase @ Pete’s Candy Store | FREE

Nai Harvest
Baeb Rxxth
Diet Cig
Hethers
Light Music
Last Good Truth

Exploding In Sound + Gimme Tinnitus + Ipsum Unofficial CMJ Showcase @ Aviv | TIX

Cold Sweats
Doubting Thomas Cruise Control
Playboy Mansion
Dirty Dishes
Nonsense
Magnet School
Strange Wilds
Chomp
Needs
Solids
Crosss

Pancakes and Whiskey’s Bangin’ and Jammin’ CMJ Party @ Pianos | FREE

Narc Twain
Weaves
Outfit
Vulkano
Smoke Season
CULTFEVER

Run For Cover Records CMJ Showcase @ Palisades | FREE w/ RSVP

Pity Sex
Makthaverskan
Crying
Teen Suicide
LVL UP
Petal
Spencer Radcliffe
Pinegrove

Seaport Music Festival + Paper Garden CMJ Showcase @ Fulton Stall Market | FREE

STAGE 1 (FULTON AND FRONT STREET)
The Album Leaf
Mothers

STAGE 2 (207A FRONT STREET)
Tiny Hazard
Spritzer
Lazyeyes
EMEFE
Arms
The Teen Age
S
Dirty Ghosts
Haley Bonar (Solo)
Michael Rault
Celestial Shore

Urban Outfitters Party @ Space Ninety 8 | FREE

Martin Courtney
Soren Juul
Car Seat Headrest
The Lemon Twigs

Unblinking Ear Unofficial CMJ Showcase @ Union Pool | TIX $10 DOOR

Spray Paint
The Gotobeds
Big Quiet
Snowmans of Love


SUNDAY 10/18

Conscious Coupling II: The Homecoming (Father/Daughter + Miscreant Records) @ Palisades | TIX

Bad Cello
Comfy
Bethlehem Steel
Fern Mayo
Diet Cig
Downies
PWR BTTM
I Tried to Run Away When I Was 6
Vagabon
Hiccup
Sports
Nicholas Nicholas
ROMP