I can officially confirm it to you now -- yes, I will be attending the legendary CMJ Music Marathon happening this week here in good ol' New York. It will be my first CMJ has a member of the Press (how fancy!) representing MelismaticBlog.com (just one month away from my five year anniversary, ya'll!). For those of you who are not quite as familiar, this is an annual festival -- spotlighting mostly indie and new artists. It also plays house to industry parties, panels and events. Basically, it's like Fashion Week for music nerds like yours truly.
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My schedule isn't too dangerous -- the festival runs from Tuesday through Saturday with artist showcases running in over 80 (yes, 80) different venues all over Manhattan & Brooklyn -- but it is pretty ambitious for a first timer (especially considering I just survived my first Comic Con -- pics available on my Instagram). I won't be too bummed if I don't make it to everything I'm gunning for, but you can expect a full wrap up of the events I do attend on Sunday.
For a full schedule of CMJ events, click here. Times are subject to change.
Below is my proposed schedule. Links go to the artist's pages on trusty Last.FM.
Black City Lights (Le Poisson Rouge)
Eden Mulholland (Le Poisson Rouge)
NONONO (Mercury Lounge)
CMJ Artist Press Lounge (The Hotel On Rivington)
Screening of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Ben Stiller & Kristin Wiig
Wild Child (Gramercy Theater)
NGHBRS (Gramercy Theater)
Neon Hitch (Gramercy Theater)
Joywave (Gramercy Theater)
Diane Birch (tentative) (Gramercy Theater)
Strange Talk (Westway)
Betty Who (Westway)
Born Cages (Webster Hall)
Sheppard (Aussie BBQ)