If you want to learn a lot about the bands playing the CMJ Music Marathon tonight, you are in luck. You see, the acronym “CMJ” stands for “College Media Journal,” so music journalists consider this festival their natural home, and the Web is replete with their descriptions of the bands.
But tonight is a school night, and maybe you don’t need more homework. So for tonight’s shows we’ve figured out a simpler way to entice you out to the clubs. We accomplish that through a combination of diktat and convenience.
First, diktat. Some of our Greenpointers music writers list their favorite bands playing tonight. Then for your convenience, I organize their choices in set time order.
We also provide a SoundCloud playlist for your song previewing pleasure.
Here’s a few picks from Greenpointers’ Steph Koyfman. She likes Black Bear Bar tonight for Mammut, Fufanu, and DJ Flugvel (Steph’s gleeful gloss: “Icelandic stuff!”); and Whitney, Blonde Redhead, Failure, and Questlove playing at Brooklyn Bowl.
We recently drafted Nicole C. into our Greenpointers Music lineup and put the rookie on the spot for some picks. She works at Passenger Bar but makes up her own mind when it comes to music. Still, she likes the bar’s sets tonight: New Myths, Outfit, Robbing Millions, Dirty Ghosts, and Honduras. Um, we’ll just pretend that her attendance has nothing to do with the free Two Boots pizza being served to everyone… (you always gotta rank on the rookie).
I’ll chime in and recommend Lauv playing at The Good Room, and Courtesy Tier and The Gills at Bar Matchless. Oh, also, the Songwriters & Storytellers show at Unit J in Bushwick.
If you are ready to be impressed by our excellent taste in music, it is featured on this Soundcloud playlist:
And here are the sets in chronological order:
8:00 PM DJ Flugvel @ Black Bear Bar (70 N. 6th St.) (“BBB”)
8:00 PM New Myths @ Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St.) (“PB”)
8:30 PM Whitney @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave.) (“BBowl”)
9:00 PM passim Songwriters & Storytellers series @ Unit J (338 Moffat Street)
9:00 PM Fufanu @ BBB
9:00 PM Outfit @ PB
9:15 PM Blonde Redhead @ BBowl
9:50 PM Courtesy Tier @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave.) (“BMatch”)
10:00 PM Mammut @ BBB
10:00 PM Lauv @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.)
10:00 PM Robbing Millions @ PB
10:25 PM The Gills @ BMatch
10:30 PM Failure @ BBowl
11:00 PM Dirty Ghosts @ PB
Midnight Questlove @ BBowl
Midnight Honduras @ PB
1:00 AM Go home!