Staff Infection: For Those That Are CMJ Bound
CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival is invading the Big Apple this week. Get yourself a fully stocked Metrocard, a venue map and then hit the streets with your CMJ cohorts. With more than 1,300 artists playing you may want to have a plan in place on who you want to see and where you have to be for each day. But also, make it a point to embrace the spirit of CMJ and discover new artists to swoon over and dance to.
Plan to see bands you’ve never heard of; they may end up being your new favorite artists! Get lost in the city, stumble upon some hole in the wall venue and check out who’s playing.
For those of you going I hope that you have an absolute blast!
Here are some of bands I’d want to see if I were going. You can find the playlist on Spotify!
Kevin Devine And The GDB – Off-Screen
Brian Bonz – Terror In The Bonneville
The Wombats – Jump Into The Fog
Dent May – Meet Me In The Garden
The Lonely Forest – We Sing In Time
The Narrative - Fade
Destry – This Island
Rachael Yamagata – Miles On A Car
Jenny Owen Youngs – Fuck Was I
Passwords – Idaho (Not on Spotify, but still worth checking out!)
Every week a different Green Light Go staff member will write about what bands have infected their ears for the week and give you an opportunity to hear it for yourself.