WNYC's Picks for the 2011 CMJ Music Marathon

Monday, October 17, 2011

From Tuesday through Sunday, more than 1,350 bands, DJs and comedians will perform at over 80 venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey for the annual CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival.

The festival, organized by the weekly magazine and publishing company College Music Journal, is known for putting emerging artists onstage. But this year's calendar also includes classic acts like En Vogue, Ziggy Marley, J. Mascis, Kermit Ruffins and Jean Grae.

Click on the trippy color-coded map below to see our CMJ music festival picks, which include shows by Dum Dum Girls, Mike Birbiglia, Talib Kweli and Zola Jesus. You can also view the map here.

Purple icons indicate WNYC Picks on Tuesday.

WNYC Picks for Tuesday                                                                                Data from CMJ

Orange icons indicate WNYC Picks on Wednesday.

WNYC Picks for Wednesday

Red icons indicate WNYC Picks for ThursdayWNYC Picks for Thursday

Green icons indicate WNYC Picks for Friday.WNYC Picks for Friday

Turquoise icons indicate WNYC Picks on Saturday.WNYC Picks for Saturday

Caitlin Thompson and John Keefe contributed to this report.


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Comments [5]

Thanks TimZ and SuperMissMel! Keep the suggestions coming!

Oct. 20 2011 12:51 PM

Folks want to see Fredericks Brown!! They rocked the Apollo a couple of weeks ago and had an amazing show the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse last week. Definitely one band to watch!!

Oct. 20 2011 07:53 AM
TimZ from NYC

MUST SEE!!! Lion in The Mane will be playing CMJ 2011 at LOCAL 269 269 E. Houston St. (at Suffolk) New York, NY Tonight (Tuesday) @ Midnight

Oct. 18 2011 11:42 AM

That looks like a good one -- thanks Lynn!

Oct. 17 2011 04:30 PM

American Babies are playing a 10-11PM set of their amazing ROCK music at Spike Hill in Brooklyn on Tuesday night. If you like Wilco, Tom Petty, Gram Parsons, & flat out awesome Rock Music, definitely check these guys out!!! They are unreal!!!

Oct. 17 2011 11:08 AM

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