Thousands of musicians, promoters, industry professionals and journalists will invade New York today for CMJ Music Marathon 2013, the city's annual fest for discovering new music.
Panels and workshops during the day turn the evening over to live acts scattered across more than 80 venues in the city. Once the badges are given out Tuesday morning, the frenzy begins.
CMJ 2013 starts with big name panelists speaking throughout the New York University campus. Former MTV News correspondent John Norris will talk about the state of music videos, Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons will share his advice on getting discovered in 2013, and The Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison will speak about survivng as a musician today.
All panels and showcases require a CMJ badge for entry, unless paid admission or RSVP are otherwise available. Each venue has a limited number of spots to accept those with CMJ badges, so venues recommend arriving early.
In the early evening as the showcases begin, the meek and understated, but lovely Hollie Fullbrook will play under her moniker, Tiny Ruins. More info
Across the river in Brooklyn at The Rock Shop, SWF will play '60s inspired jams with a strongly strummed guitar and his wild hippie hair waving about. More info
London glam band Placebo will play Terminal 5 in support of Loud Like Love, released in September. More info
CMJ Music Marathon is from October 15-19. Check out the full CMJ Music Marathon 2013 schedule, and follow Kate Spalla for Examiner.com for CMJ tips, guides and coverage.