Do like music and stuff? Well if you do, you’re in luck cause this week CMJ Music Marathon returns to NYC. The marathon features over 1,000 bands almost all with peculiar names.
Columbians probably have a slightly distorted perspective on the difficulty of making it in today’s music world due to the providential success of musicians like the guys from Vampire Weekend and Chromeo, AKA Associate Professor David Macklovitch.
But for roughly 1,100 lucky, relatively talented up-and-comers, this week offers a beacon of hope. Starting today, October 21st, the CMJ Music Marathon returns to New York City for its 28th Season and will host hundreds of concerts all over the city featuring names you definitely know (or should know) and names you definitely don’t. The concert series will run through Saturday, but if you’re interested in seeing the bigger names you’d better plan on going out sooner than the weekend.
The week’s highlights and some of Bwog’s faves include:
Tuesday October 21st
Louis XIV at 7pm at Terminal 5
Cool Kids at 8:00 pm at the Blender Theater
Shiny Toy Guns at 9:30 at Santos Party House
Team Robespierre at 10:30 at Crash Mansion
Wednesday October 22nd
Coheed and Cambria at 8pm at Terminal 5 (They will be playing at Terminal 5 at 8pm the remaining nights of marathon)
Takka Takka at 10pm at The Red Bull Space
Bear Hands at midnight at Mercury Lounge
Beach House at 12:30am (Le) Poisson Rouge
Heloise and The Savior Faire at midnight at The Knitting Factory
Friday October 24th
Saves The Day at 8:15 pm at Highline Ballroom
Broken Social Scene at 9:15 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Takka Takka at 10pm at Cake Shop
The Ruby Suns at 12:15 at Pianos
The Virgins at 1:00am at Mercury Lounge
The XYZ Affair at 1:00 am at Cake Shop
Saturday October 25th
The Delta Spirit at 11:00pm at The Red Bull Space
Rosebuds at midnight at Mercury Lounge
For more complete ticket information and scheduling click here.