The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival is not for the faint of heart. Each year, the five-day behemoth turns NYC into a playground of nonstop musical acts, panel discussions and film screenings, highlighting the nation’s most cutting-edge underground artists. Now celebrating its 30th year, CMJ is stronger than ever, featuring more than 1200 live performances in 75 of New York’s legendary venues. The city never sleeps—and neither does CMJ. To save your time and energy, here’s our list of some of the must-see acts for CMJ 2010. And if you’re looking for some local sound in the Big Apple, there’s a handful of Long Island bands playing CMJ too.
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FacebookTwitterE-mail Wednesday 9.29 Best Coast @ Bowery Ballroom 6 Delancey St. 212-533-2111. $15. 9 p.m. with Male Bonding After releasing a handful of increasingly sophisticated EPs, California gurl Bethany Cosentino (along with drug buddy/instrumental [...]
FacebookTwitterE-mail Monday 9.27 and Tuesday 9.28 Teenage Fanclub @ Bowery Ballroom 6 Delancey St. 212-533-2111. $25. 9 p.m. with The Clean and Radar Brothers Since emerging at the dawn of the ’90s, Scotland’s Teenage Fanclub have been associated with [...]
FacebookTwitterE-mail Wednesday 9.15 The Bad Plus @ the Bowery Ballroom 6 Delancey St. 8 p.m. $25. 866-858-0008. The Bad Plus – Dirty Blonde The Bad Plus are a jazz trio, but you’d probably get some unflattering looks from jazz aficionados if you [...]