Top 20 Official Parties CMJ 2015

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So you have a CMJ badge — yay you! The entirety of NYC is your concert oyster. You don’t have to pay for any (CMJ related) shows, you get priority access (but not necessarily entry) to every show and you get to wear a sick badge that makes everyone know that you are the coolest person in town. Which you are! To make your life easier, we gathered some of the best official CMJ shows this year. But it’s not just for the badge holders — it’s for EVERYONE! These 20 shows all are ticketed for those who absolutely need to get in and don’t want to leave anything to chance.

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Tuesday

Sugar Mama BK CMJ Showcase (7:30pm) @ LPR // $10
TEEN
Sharkmuffin
Total Slacker
Beverly
Looms

BalconyTV CMJ Kickoff (6pm) @ The Marlin Room of Webster Hall // $12
Cherub
Satellite
Lily & The Parlor Tricks
Sheppard
Seasick Mama
The Ugly Club
Bad Suns
Computer Magic
Little Comets
Stone Cold Fox
Arms

Bayonet Records Showcase (9pm) @ Baby’s All Right  // $10
Frankie Cosmos
Mega Bog
Sheer Agony
Laced

CMJ Presents (7pm) @ Cake Shop // $12
Step-Panther (11:00 PM)
Death by Unga Bunga (10:00 PM),
Miya Folick (9:00 PM)
Caged Animals (8:00 PM)
Good Morning (7:00 PM)

Wednesday

Brooklyn Vegan and Collect Records Showcase (7pm) @ Baby’s All Right // $15
Nothing
No Devotion
Wax Idols
Creepoid
Foxes in Fiction

FloodFest (8pm)  @ Brooklyn Bowl // $20
Failure
Blonde Redhead
Whitney
Questlove DJ Set

SESAC Presents (12pm) @ Cake Shop  // $12

Hooton Tennis Club
Hockey Dad
Slum Sociable
Kim Logan
These Reigning Days
Expert Alterations

NME, Popgun and House Arrest! CMJ Party (7:30pm) @ Santos Party House // $15
Perfect Pussy
Protomartyr
Downtown Boy
Dilly Dally
Shopping
Yung
Nico Yaryan
Car Seat Headrest
Seratones
Hooton
Tennis Club

Thursday

Artist Group International and X-Ray Touring CMJ Showcase (7pm) @ Black Bear Brooklyn // $10
Satellite Stories
Honduras
Broken Hands
U.S. Royalty
Kid
JPNSGRLS

BANNERS Presented by: Pianos, Yebo Music & Ooh La La Records (7pm) @ Pianos // $10

Downstairs

Hector Bizerk (7:00pm)
Methyl Ethyl (7:45pm)
High Waisted (8:30pm)
Chastity (9:15pm)
Great Caesar (10:00pm)
Sizzy Rocket (10:45pm)
Mainland (11:30pm)
Crooked Colours (12:15am)
Gillian Moss (1:00am)
Matty Rico plus DJ (1:45am

Upstairs

Ben Talmi (7:30pm)
Tora (8:15pm)
Jack and Eliza (9:00pm)
Brave Shores (9:45pm)
Briana Morela (10:30pm)

Neon Gold New Shapes Party (5pm) @ Webster Hall // $15 or $25
Smallpools
Phoebe Ryan
Machineheart
DNCE Featuring Joe Jonas
Partybaby
Elohim
Oscar & the Wolf
Banner
Bird Dog
Kaya Stewart
Beach Baby
Client Liaison
Powers
Vaults
Johanan
Photocomfort
Lewis Del Mar

Scenic Presents @ The Grand Victory (7:30 pm) // $10
WALKING SHAPES
The Henry Millers
JPNSGRLS
Scam Avenue

FLOODFest Brooklyn (8pm @ Brooklyn Bowl // $20
The Joy Formidable
Grace Mitchell
Oscar

Friday

Panache CMJ Party (8pm) @ Baby’s All Right // $12
The Men
Destruction Unit
Michael Rault
Celestial Shore
Dirty Ghosts
Beach Baby

Windish Agency Showcase (9:45pm) @ Brooklyn Bowl //$10
Aquilo
In The Valley Below
Lewis Del Mar
Beach Baby
The Moth & The Flame
Cardiknox

Secretly Group Showcase (5pm) @ Elvis Guesthouse // $10
Ben Abraham
Briana Marela
Steven A. Clark
Marlon Williams
Night Beds

Aquarium Drunkard Presents: No Jacket Required (7pm) @ Rough Trade  // $12
Protomartyr
Omni
The Lemon Twigs
Drinks
Yoko and the Oh Nos
Mothers
Car Seat Headrest
Modern Vices

The Deli (6:30pm) @ Pianos // $10
Mild High Club (2am)
Salt Cathedral (1:10am)
Weaves (12:20am)
Beverly (11:30pm)
Eternal Summers (10:45pm)
Diet Cig (10pm)
Stolen Jars (9:15pm)
Controller (8:30pm)
The Fluids (7:45pm)
Vundabar (7pm)

Saturday

Flowerbooking CMJ Showcase (8pm) @ Knitting Factory // $10
The Album Leaf
Diet Cig
Eternal Summers
Stealing Sheep
Lyla Foy

Levitation & Alisa Loog Present (5pm) @ Rough Trade // $15
Ringo Deathstarr
Shannon and the Clams
Drinks
Mild High Club
Whitney
Cheatahs
Stealing Sheep
Murals
Cloud Castle
Residuals


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