the 9 bands to know: cmj edition
your guide to cutting through the noise.
photo by aliya naumoff
October 15 2013
We're talking about CMJ Music Marathon, the annual five-day festival that features shows by hundreds of bands and a handful of cool panels (yes, it's a bit like SXSW--or maybe it's the other way around). Shows kick off today, and while you could literally spend your entire day show-hopping, we know you probably can't just take the rest of the week off from work.
So to help you figure out just who's worth seeing--or, if you're not in town for CMJ, which bands are worth keeping an eye on (this is, after all, the same festival that launched Surfer Blood and Best Coast a few years ago)--we've pulled together a handy guide to the nine buzziest groups. Click through the gallery to see all of your picks, and stay tuned throughout the week for more updates from the CMJ frontline.