The CMJ Music Marathon begins on Tuesday, which means hundreds of bands will flock to the city for official showcases and just as many unofficial parties. Here’s where you can see the influx of bands whether or not you have a badge.
Shea Stadium is hosting a series of showcases this week, featuring such bands as Parlovr, Unstoppable Death Machines, Dent May, and former Mika Miko members in Bleached.
Xpo 929 is having a series of “unCMJ” shows this week, including sets by the Big Sleep, Japanther, and Hank and Cupcakes.
Vaudeville Park will mix things up a bit, featuring chamber music and the showcase for record label Drag City.
Finally, Karl Lagerfeld’s unofficial party at the Bushwick Starr with Pass Kontrol and Heloise and the Savoir Faire is on Saturday.