On October 12, Brooklyn based band Grizzly Bear will be joined by My Morning Jacket, Divine Fits, and the Wallflowers for a free concert in NYC's Times Square. Also slated to play a DJ set is the former frontman of alternative dance band LCD Soundystem, James Murphy. With the CMJ Music Marathon quickly approaching as well October is going to be a huge month for music in the Brooklyn and NYC area.
The free showcase comes as part of CBGB's Music and Film Festival. Hundreds of bands will be spread out across venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn for the six day festival taking place from October 8 to October 12. According to CBGB's website other confirmed performances include Meat Puppets, Spank Rock, Amanda Blank, Atlas Genius, Bell X1, Lisa Loeb, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jr., Je, Hanni El Khatib, Kid Kamillion, and Dirty Finger.
The festival kicks off with a red carpet event premiering "CBGB The Movie" at the Landmark Theater on Tuesday, October 8. The legendary punk/hardcore music venue was detrimental in the development of NYC alternative music until its closing in 2006. The film will definitely be a fascinating look into the story behind this historic musical landmark. Tickets are limited and can be purchased through Landmark Theater here.