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Every year CMJ happens in October and I still don’t what the letters mean. At first I thought it stood for country music jams or something. It definitely doesn’t. Anyways, I am usually going through an existential crisis and for whatever reason, it puts that on hold for almost a full calendar week. So, who am I to complain.

CMJ is actually the longest running showcase festival in NYC. It can however, be quite daunting. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you what to do and play with your hair until you go to sleep. So, in an effort to calm your little nerves, we have put together a little list of showcases you might want to check out every day.

Without further ado, here is the definitive list of CMJ shows you should see. Remember to RSVP to the facebook events so it seems like you are doing something with your life.

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Recommend bands in bold. Non recommended bands are just not listed dude. Why would we put those here.

Tuesday

Beyond Beyond is Beyond Official CMJ Showcase | Facebook Event
Elvis Guesthouse

06:30pm – Annique Monet
07:15pm – Sam Kogon
08:00pm – Ancient Ocean
08:45pm – Coke Weed
09:30pm – Heaters

Sugar Mama BK CMJ Showcase! | Facebook Event
(le) poisson rouge

11:30 Beverly
10:30 Total Slacker
9:30 Sharkmuffin
8:30 TEEN
7:30 Looms

Wednesday

BURGER RECORDS’ DAY SHOWCASE | Facebook Event
Baby’s All Right

12:30 – Step-Panther
01:15 – Cotillon
02:00 – Warbly Jets
02:45 – The Gooch Palms
03:30 – Michael Rault
04:15 – Fletcher C. Johnson

NME + PopGun + House Arrest Present CMJ party!! | Facebook Event
Santos Party House

Perfect Pussy
Protomartyr
Downtown Boys
Dilly Dally
Shopping
Yung
Nico Yaryan
Car Seat Headrest
Seratones
Hooton Tennis Club
YAK

Alphaville Free Show | Facebook Event
Alphaville

11:15 Cool Ghouls
10:30 Beverly
9:45 Heaters
9:00 Warbly Jets
8:15 Samson the Truest

Panache CMJ Showcase | Facebook Event
Knitting Factory

Ezra Furman 12:30 am
Juan Wauters 11:45pm
Drinks 11pm
Slim Twig 10:15pm
Sheer Agony 9:30pm
The Babe Rainbow 8:45pm
Gramma’s Boyfriend 8pm

Thursday

NYC TAPER PRESENTS! | Facebook Event
Cake Shop

CAR SEAT HEADREST – 6:15pm
DIRTY GHOSTS – 5:30pm
NE-HI – 4:50pm
MOTHERS – 4:10pm
ZACHARY CALE – 3:30pm
DIRTY DISHES – 2:55pm
VOMITFACE – 2:20pm
WOMPS – 1:45pm

KXLU LA 88.9 FM + BURGER RECORDS CMJ Showcase | Facebook Event
Palisades

Michael Rault
Cool Ghouls
Dirty Ghosts
Slim Twig
Modern Vices
Howardian

FREE Noise Love, Sugarmama Bk & FlatBox rock CMJ All Damn Day | Facebook Event
Our Wicked Lady

4:30pm Fruit&Flowers
5:15pm Baby Acid
6-6:30pm Acid Dad
6:45pm Sharkmuffin
7:30pm Other Body
8:30pm The Wendigo
9:15pm Dead Waves
10pm Parlor Walls
10:45pm Vomitface
11:30pm LODRO

FADED & DUB PIES PRESENT A WILDLY GREAT CMJ 2015 SHOWCASE | Facebook Event
Pianos

Avec Sans 1-1:45am
French Horn Rebellion 12-12:45am
SPECIAL GUEST – 11pm
Mansions on the Moon – 10:15-10:45pm
Luke Rathborne – 9:30-10pm
Romance! – 8:45-9:15pm
The Prettiots – 8-8:30pm
Religia – 7:15-7:45pm

Friday

Brooklyn Vegan Day Party | BV Page
Baby’s All Right

Porches
Superheaven
The Album Leaf
Ezra Furman
Makthaverskan
Car Seat Headrest
Long Beard

Panache CMJ Showcase | Facebook Event
Baby’s All Right

The Men 11:05pm
Destruction Unit 10:15pm
Michael Rault 9:30pm
Celestial Shore 8:45pm
Dirty Ghosts 8:00pm
Beach Baby 7:15pm

FREE Official CMJ Indie Shuffle Showcase! | Facebook Event
Our Wicked Lady

7:30pm Good Morning
8:25pm The Yetis
9:20pm Psychiatric Metaphors
10:15pm Saint Pé
11:10pm The Mystery Lights

Popgun CMJ Showcase | Facebook Event
Warsaw

Titus Andronicus
EX HEX
Spider Bags

Terrorbird 10th annual CMJ Day Party! | Facebook Event
Cake Shop

12:20-12:50pm Makthaverskan
1:10-1:40pm PWR BTTM
2:00-2:30pm Nai Harvest
2:50-3:20pm Stealing Sheep
3:40-4:10pm Deradoorian
4:30-5pm The Album Leaf
5:20-5:50pm AVAN LAVA

The Deli Magazine / Pianos CMJ Showcase | Facebook Event

Pianos

SHOWROOM
7:00 – Vundabar
7:45 – The Fluids
8:30 – Controller
9:15 – Stolen Jars
10:00 – Diet Cig
10:45 – Eternal Summers
11:30 – Beverly – Band
12:20 – Weaves
1:15 am – mild high club
2:00am – ohnomoon

UPSTAIRS
7:00 – Paperwhite
7:50 – Yes Alexander
8:40 – MY BODY
9:30 – Solvey
10:20 – The Golden Pony

Exploding in Sound Records Fourth Birthday Party | Facebook Events
Palisades

Palehound
Big Ups
The Spirit of the Beehive
Greys
Palm
Stove
Washer
Kal Marks
Dirty Dishes
Swings
Flagland
Leapling
LVL UP

Saturday

Rogue Agency X UNO NYC X CAMEO Official CMJ Showcase | Facebook Event

Cameo

Cakes Da Killa
w/ Princess Nokia

Gnucci
IAN ISIAH MUSIC (live)
@Kuhrye-o (DJ)

Levitation & Alisa Loog | Facebook Event
Rough Trade

Ringo Deathstarr
Shannon and the Clams
Drinks
Mild High Club
Whitney
Cheatahs
Stealing Sheep
Murals
Cloud Castle
Residuals

EXPLODING IN SOUND + GIMME TINNITUS + IPSUM | Facebook Event
Palisades

COLD SWEATS
DOUBTING THOMAS CRUISE CONTROL
PLAYBOY MANBABY
DIRTY DISHES
NONSENSE
MAGNET SCHOOL
STRANGE WILDS
CHOMP
NEEDS
SOLIDS
CROSSS

Sunday

Father/Daughter + Miscreant Records | Facebook Event
Palisades

Doors open at 3pm
3:30pm – Hiccup
4:10pm – Nicholas Nicholas
4:50pm – Bad Cello
5:30pm – i tried to run away when i was 6
6:10pm – Downies
6:50pm – ROMP
7:30pm – Comfy
8:10pm – Vagabon
8:50pm – Fern Mayo
9:30pm – Bethlehem Steel
10:10pm – Diet Cig
10:50pm – S P O R T S
11:30pm – PWR BTTM

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