Flavorpill CMJ Guide 2012: What's Worth Your Time

Hopefully you’ve been eating your Wheaties and dutifully taking your vitamin C, and you’re ready to face this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. But even for the most ardent fan, the five-day onslaught of shows taking place all over lower Manhattan and Brooklyn can be intimidating and exhausting. That’s where we come in. Flavorpill’s resident music nerds have put together this distilled list of “can’t-miss” showcases and artists. If we’ve written about a band or artist previously, we’ve linked to that piece so you have an idea of where these recommendations are coming from. Now go forth and rock!


Lawrence Arabia

New Zealand showcase: Six60, Die! Die! Die!, Ghost Wave, Popstrangers, Lawrence Arabia, Tom Lark @ Le Poisson Rouge (6pm)

Mountain Goats and Matthew E. White @ Bowery Ballroom (8pm)

WFUV and Alternate Side present Indians, Savoir Adore, Wax Poetic, Little Green Cars @ The Living Room

Oh My Rockness CMJ Showcase: Chrome Canyon, Metz, Roomrunner, Moon King, Mood Rings, Heavenly Beat @ Cameo

CMJ Party feat. Heliotropes, Leda, Beach Day, Backwords, The Suzan, Easy Lover @ Public Assembly

LEFSE CMJ Showcase: Mister Lies, Psychic Twin, Cemeteries, Mean Lady, Levek, Cuckoo Chaos, Field Mouse, Teen Daze, Way Yes @ Pianos (7pm)

Weekend, So So Glos, Skaters @ Shea Stadium (9pm)