Day One of CMJ starts off with quantity but also some quality.
CMJ heats up on Day Two.
Thursday: the secret weapon of CMJ.
CMJ gets bigger & better on Friday.
CMJ 2012 closes with a big finish on Saturday.
Some notes on our preview:
Not only are all official music showcases listed, but so are unofficial ones – free or RSVP. Shows are official unless otherwise indicated by "(unofficial)", "(free)", or "(RSVP)"; free & RSVP shows are unofficial unless otherwise indicated with "(official)". Shows listed as "(official/RSVP)" require either a badge or RSVP, not both.
If only the start time is known, all bands listed under that start time. Bands listed in order of appearance, or roughest guess/alphabetical order if not known.
* denotes that the venue is in the Bowery area of Manhattan.
# denotes that the venue is in Williamsburg area of Brooklyn.
(constantly updated as so much changes, right up to the start & even during CMJ)
CMJ used to be a Bowery-only event, but like everything else in NYC indie-rock, it’s been moving out to Brooklyn more & more these days, and not just Williamsburg, but up & down both sides of the East River:
However, CMJ’s twin beating hearts are still in the Bowery & Williamsburg, so here’s closer maps of both area: