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

Thursday October 23rd

The Jones Street Boys at 8pm Mercury Lounge

The Muslims at 10pm at Mercury Lounge

Cause Co-Motion at 11pm at Pianos

Crystal Stilts at midnight at Pianos

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.