It’s that time of year again, YES!  TIME FOR CMJ! We have partnered up with the lovely people of The Deli Magazine to present some amazing dates! See the map to a good time above! Also peep our round up of all the indie bands you love before they get huge! Rub shoulders with artists, celebs, industry folks, college kids, and all the New York hipsters. This is your guide to everything cool in NYC this week, this is the guide of your life for the next 5 days.



New Zealand CMJ Showcase
(le) poisson rouge  158 Bleecker St, Lower East Side
5:45 PM Doors/6pm Show
Featuring Six60, Die! Die! Die!, Ghost Wave, Popstrangers , Lawrence Arabia and Tom Lark.

Free Bikes, Booze, at Paper Garden Records’ Official Showcase
The Living Room, 154 Ludlow St, Lower East Side
Free with official RSVP
Kick off CMJ Music Marathon with Conveyor, Eli Mardock, Natureboy, Pree and The City and Horses.
Take a spin to win a SCHWINN bike, sip on free drinks, and snag bike bells, vinyl, and more.

Deli CMJ Rootsy Showcase
The Delancey, 168 Delancey St, LES
Upstairs stage is free.
Performances by Union Street Preservation Society, Dust Engineers, Shakey Graves, Plume Giant, JP and the Gilberts and XNY.


Tell All Your Friends CMJ 2012 Party
Pianos, 158 Ludlow St, Lower East Side
Performances include Braids, Maus Haus, Blackbird Blackbird, Team Spirit, Solid Gold, Filligar, Triple Hex, Zulu Pearls, The Bowery Riots, Jon Derosa, Wooden Indian Burial Ground and Correatown.

Terrorbird Media CMJ Day Party 2012 Presented by Impose
Cake Shop 152 Ludlow St, Lower East Side
Free with RSVP.
Performances (in order of set) by Impose DJ Set, Wild International, Win Win, Michna, Flume, Jerome, Mykki Bianco, Prince Rama, and Pictureplane. Arrive early to grab a free Terrorbird tote bag and free PBR!

CMJ Hype Machine Handpicked
Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg
Free with RSVP. More info.
Show at 6pm
Performances by The Virgins, The Neighbourhood, Indians, Goldroom and a special secret guest.


CMJ/KEXP Live Broadcast Series
CMJ Union  27 Union Square West, Union Square
Free with RSVP.
10:30am-5:30pm (Bands begin every other hour).
Performances (in order of set) by Turtle Giant, DIIV, Little Green Cars and Poor Moon.

Deli CMJ Electro/Avant Pop Stages
The Delancey, 168 Delancey St, LES
Electronic stage (upstairs) is free.
Performances by Thomas Simon,Sewing Machines, Cultfever, Railbird, Maus Haus, Lushlife, Anomie Belle, Ducky and Drop Electric.


Planetary Group Showcase
Pianos, 158 Ludlow St, LES
12pm-6pm (First set at 1:20pm).
Performances by Hot Panda, The Intelligence, The Orwells, Rah Rah, San Cisco, Turbo Fruits, Twerps, Blessed Feathers, Dikta, Elephant Stone, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Tim Chaisson, and The Trouble with Templeton.

 Pitchfork Showcase in Association with Top Man
Villian, 50 N. 3rd St, Williamsburg
Performances by Death Grips, DIIV, Joey Bada$$, Holy Other, Metz, Merchandise, Daughn Gibson, Hundred Waters, LE1F and Angel Haze. Two hundred priority tickets will be given away at the Topman store, located at 478 Broadway in SoHo, on Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 9pm.

PopGun and Yours present Pillow Talk / Pillow Fight 3
Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave, Williamsburg
Free with RSVP.
Performances by Pro Era, Ratking, Jim E-Stack, Isaac Delusion, Evy Jane, Night Panther and MØ.

The Deli Magazine’s Official CMJ Anti-Folk Showcase
Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Ave A, LES
Performances by Kung Fu Crimewave, St. Lenox, Mal Blum, Bird to Prey (CD Release), Go Love, Ben Pagano Band and Crazy & the Brains.


Village Voice, Panache and Cape Shok Showcase
Cake Shop 152 Ludlow St, LES
Performances (in set order) by Vockah Redu, Daytona, Dent May, Delicate Steve and Heavenly Beat.

RDIO & Thrillcall Present 
Union Pool 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn
Performances by The Lost Brothers, Emma Louise, Jesse Harris, IO Echo