CMJ‘s Music Marathon returns this Tuesday, October 21st with 80+ venues, 1,300+ artists, and a bevy of secret shows and performances for all types of music fans. Whether you’ve got a press badge or not, there are tons of shows that are available to the public if you’re quick enough to snag an RSVP link in time. Though more shows will be announced over the weekend and throughout the week, The212 is excited about a few upcoming events in particular. Check out our 8 CANT MISS events at CMJ 2014 below in date order, or check the complete CMJ schedule for yourself by clicking the image above.
Sir Michael Rocks, Dillion Cooper & Nitty Scott – October 21st, 6:30PM (SOBs)
Electric Circus & RockSmith Presents… Rae Sremmurd & OG Maco – October 21st, 1030PM (SOBs)
With two bonafide hits (No Flex Zone, No Type), Rae Sremmurd has made a huge name for themselves in 2014. Atlanta’s OG Maco will also be in the building to perform his underground smash, U GUESSED IT as well. Tickets available for $20 by clicking the flyer above.
Wait, What Blog? Featuring MiniBoone, Johnny Lewis, Mount Sharp, Whiskey Bitches & More – October 22nd, The Rock Shop
School Night! featuring Caveman, Big Data, Ryn Weaver & More – October 23rd, Bowery Hotel
One of the best features of CMJ is the intimacy of some of these events. Sure the Webster Halls and Highline Ballrooms will be filled to capacity, the intimate shows at venues like the Bowery Hotel & Pianos make CMJ’s performances all worth it. After discovering Ryn Weaver on Cashmere Cat’s soundcloud feed, we’re very eager to see her perform live. RSVP now by clicking the flyer above.
PARTYNEXTDOOR LIVE – October 23rd, 9PM (SOBs, SOLD OUT)
Even though it sold out only 5 minutes after going on sale, we thought PARTYNEXTDOOR’s NYC debut deserved an honorable mention. OVO Sounds most respected rookie will bring his Trippy-R&B style to SOB’s next wednesday. If you cant miss this event, tickets on StubHub are going for around $150…good luck.
CMJ Takeover Featuring Joey Bada$$, Smoke DZA, Cozz, Vince Staples & More – October 23rd, 11PM (Highline Ballroom)
Great lineup here for the annual CMJ Takeover event. With Vince Staples ‘Hell Can Wait EP’ getting fantastic reviews, and Dreamville’s Cozz starting to gain recognition, Fila presents a very strong lineup with both established vets & can’t miss rookies fot this totally FREE event. Click the flyer to RSVP!
Bow Down Tour Featuring Deniro Farrar & Denzel Curry – October 24th, 6:30PM (Webster Hall)
The305′s own Denzel Curry made a name for himself at last year’s CMJ by performing half a dozen times all over the city, which included a memorable Boiler Room performance. Now on the Bow Down Tour with Deniro Farrar, PigeonsAndPlanes.com brings their current nationwide tour to Webster Hall next Friday night for a can’t miss show. Tickets available still by clicking on the flyer above.
Fader Fort 2014 Featuring ILOVEMAKKONEN, Willow Smith, Jordan Bratton, METRO BOOMIN & Many More – October 23rd – 25th
Easily the most anticipated event at CMJ this year is Fader Fort, brought to us by Converse, Avion Tequila, Vitamin Water & Budweiser. RSVP has already closed for these events, which feature special guest performances, free drinks & an incredible lineup that truly captures the essence of CMJ.
Make sure you follow us on Instagram as we’ll be all over the city covering as many of these events as we can!