CMJ is a weird festival: You have so many bands and so many venues to explore...and unlike SXSW, they're not all right next door to one another. You'll need to make sure you've got a game plan. Need help deciding who to see? Check out this list of the 11 bands you have to catch, where they're playing and when. You're welcome, young music fan!
Where They're Playing:
Pianos (Upstairs) - Wed, October 14 - 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Santos Party House (Basement) - Wed, October 14 - 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Cake Shop - Thu, October 15 - 8:00 PM
Music Hall of Williamsburg - Fri, October 16 - 9:15 PM - 9:45 PM
Why You Need to See Them: There's no shortage of killer English bands these days, and Shopping are better than all of them (kidding, but they're definitely at the top of the list). This political post-punk trio take vintage sounds and update them, but aren't for the faint of heart. If you're prepared to dance your anger way, look no further.