cmjThe annual CMJ Music Marathon is descending on downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn October 21-25 with 120,000 artists, music fans, and industry insiders.

Every October, CMJ features over 1,400 live performances in more than 80 of New York City’s greatest nightclubs and music venues with exclusive parties, over 100 cutting edge conference events featuring industry insiders, an Entertainment Business Law Seminar and College Day – a mixer designed especially for college and non-commercial radio programmers.

Explore the full schedule at CMJ’s website here.

Badges are available for purchase here

Overwhelmed? We sifted through this year’s line-up and narrowed it down to the ten shows you can’t miss.

Here are Discosalt’s 10 Must See Shows:

1. Meatbodies

Sound: Heavy Groovy

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Friday 10/24 @Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn (8:00 PM)

2. Dune Rats

Sound:  Dunecore Stoner Pop

Hometown: Brisbane, Australia

Tuesday 10/21 @Glasslands, Brooklyn (8:00 PM)

Friday 10/24 @Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn ( 8:00 PM)

3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Sound: Spazzy Garage Soul

Hometown: Carlton, Australia

Wednesday 10/22 @Knitting Factory, Brooklyn (7:00 PM)

Saturday 10/25 @Rough Trade, Brooklyn (6:00 PM)

4. Moon Duo

Sound: Psychedelic Space Rock

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Thursday 10/23 @Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan (7:00 PM)

Friday 10/24 @Trans Pecos, Queens  (8:00 PM)

Saturday 10/25 @Rough Trade, Brooklyn (6:00 PM)

5. The Kills

Sound: Beatbox Blues

Hometown: London, UK

Thursday 10/23 @Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan (7:00 PM) 

6. Bombay Bicycle Club

Sound:  Baggy Pop/R&B

Hometown: London, UK

Wednesday 10/22 @Terminal 5, Manhattan  (7:00 PM)

7. Courtney Barnett

Sound: Slacker Psych-Folk

Hometown: Melbourne, Australia

Wednesday 10.22 @Webster Hall, Manhattan (8:30 PM)

8. White Fence

Sound: Psychedelic Pop

Hometown: Los Angeles / San-Francisco, CA

Wednesday 10/22 @Knitting Factory, Brooklyn (7:00 PM)

9. Protomartyr

Sound: Post-Punk

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Thursday 10/23 @Knitting Factory, Brooklyn (8:00 PM)

10. Shonen Knife

Sound: All-Female Pop Punk

Hometown: Osaka, Japan

Wednesday 10/22 @Knitting Factory, Brooklyn (7:00 PM)

These go to 11…

11. Potty Mouth

Sound: Girl Gang

Hometown: Northampton, MA

Friday 10/24 @Radio Bushwick, Brooklyn (6:00 PM)

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