The College Music Journal is not messing around when it calls its festival a "music marathon." With last Tuesday through Saturday jam-packed with hundreds of bands, panels, labels, promoters, writers, and college radio outlets, and with as many non-CMJ showcases as there were official bookings, the decision on where to go was dizzying.
CMJ's Top 5 Omnipresent Bands
- 1) It's a tie! Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts
- 2) The Muslims
- 3) Women
- 4) Chairlift
- 5) Crystal Antlers
Be on the lookout! These bands played a dangerous amount of showcases during the festival season (sometimes as many as five times a day!), and their hype overload and glittering press will make them explosive over the coming year.
CMJ Anti-Hero: Todd P
Brooklyn's DIY concert maven, promoter Todd Patrick hosted a slew of non-CMJ shows throughout the festivalRead More »from Yahoo! Music’s 2008 CMJ Awards Ceremony