Baeble's CMJ Breakdown
  • MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012

  • Posted by: Matt Howard

Catching the best acts at CMJ is a cumbersome task. It's even tough for us to keep track of what's going on and where. Luckily, Baeblemusic's ground correspondent Ilana Kaplan was kind enough to share the where's and when's of CMJ 2012. We received the following breakdown in an email from Ilana late Friday afternoon.

I broke down a list of the shows you should attend/RSVP to/pay $5 to see (trust me, you'll be happy you did so). If I didn't list a dollar amount, the event is free. Most require an online RSVP, but are accessible on a "first come, first serve" basis. The best bands are in bold.

If you have a CMJ badge, you can get into any show. I put a (*) next to the shows that I'm tentatively planning to attend.

I RSVP'd to the Fader Fort and I have a +1, so if anyone wants to come with me one of the days just let me know. :) (I don't think this is for the readers, but give it a shot!)

Without further ado, here are my top picks (tweet at me which ones you're attending):

October 16


WFUV + The Alternate Side Presents Indians, Savoir Adore, Wax Poetic, Little Green Cars

*All Things Gold CMJ 2012 ft. Alex Winston, Savoir Adore, Ghost Beach, Robert Delong, Blackbird Blackbird, Queen of Hearts

October 17


MPress CMJ Fest at Rockwood Music Hall ft. Julia Haltigan, Antigone Rising (Daytime)

Tell All Your Friends CMJ Showcase at Pianos ft. Braids, Maus Haus, Team Spirit, Blackbird Blackbird, Solid Gold, Filligar, Triple Hex, Zulu Pearls, Bowery Riots, Jon Derosa, Wooden Indian, Burial Ground CorreaTown (Daytime)

Pirate Party ft. Conveyor, Sean Rowe, Pretty + Nice, Mean Creek, Generationals, Daniel Ellsworth, The Great Lakes (Daytime)

Stereogum CMJ Party ft. Dum Dum Girls, Guards, Savages, Icona Pop (DJ), more ($5)

ASCAP at The Canal Room ft. The Lose Bellow, Get People, Air Traffic Controller, Monsters Calling Home, Purple and Gemini Club

Fader Fort (RSVP closed)

*The Hype Machine at Brooklyn Bowl ft. The Virgins, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Neighbourhood, Indians, Sua, JJAMZ, Goldroom

October 18


KEXP CMJ 2012 at Union Square Ballroom ft. Hey Marseilles, DIIV, Little Green Cars, Poor Moon (Daytime)

The Bowery Electric Matinee at CMJ ft. Savoir Adore, Ambassadors, JJAMZ, GHXST, Santah, Get People, Blessed Feathers

*Neon Gold x Chess Club Presents CMJ at Santos ft. Icona Pop, JJAMZ, Morning Parade, Strange Talk, Citizens, Lovelife, Sky Ferreira, Capital Cities, Blondfire, Pacific Air, Jinja Safari, Gabriel Bruce, Busy Living

The Hype Machine at BK Bowl ft. Hundred Waters, Hooray For Earth, Mac de Marco, Foxygen, Bloksberg

Crush presents CMJ ft. Frankie Rose (DJ set)

October 19


*KEXP CMJ 2012 at Union Square Ballroom ft. Line & Circle, Wild Nothing, Kishi Bashi, The Antlers (Daytime)

Kanine Records, The Wild Honey Pie Showcase ft. Valleys, Beach Day, Bleeding Rainbow, Eternal Summers, Zambri, Moon King, Roomates, Chairlift (DJ), Surfer Blood (DJ), Baroness (DJ), Xray Eyeballs (DJ) (Daytime)

Brooklyn Vegan Day Party (Daytime)

Pitchfork At VIllain ft. Death Grips, DIIV, Joey Bada$$, Holy Other, Metz, Merchandises, Daughn Gibson, Hundred Waters, Le1F, Angel Haze

*Baeblemusic Presents The Launch Pad ft. Caged Animals, Apollo Run, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Admiral Fallow, Glass Theory (DJ set)

*Fader Fort (RSVP closed)

October 20


MyFreeConcert and BuzzChips present Filligar, Turbo Fruits, You Won't, Slowdance, Cultfever (Daytime)

The Bowery Presents CMJ Day Party ft. The Orwells, Savages, Foxygen, Born Ruffians, Little Green Cars, Ava Luna, J. Thoven, San Cisco, Sky Ferreira, Opossum, Murals, Zulu Pearls, Blessed Feathers

Brooklyn Vegan Day Party (Daytime)

*Fool's Gold 5 Year Anniversary at Music Hall of Williamsburg ft. Ghostface Killah, A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Nick Catchdub

*Baeblemusic Presents The Launch PadBaeblemusic Presents The Launch Pad ft. Barcelona, Born Ruffians, JJAMZ, Choir of Young Believers, Rah Rah, Snowmine

Follow us on Instagram (@baeblemusic) and keep track of Ilana's whereabouts throughout the entire festival.

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