CMJ Recap & Playlist

I have now come up for air after being submerged in the music of CMJ. It was a fantastic 4days of non-stop amazing music. I took the time to listen to one song from every band on the CMJ lineup this year. I ended up narrowing it down from 1300 to 195. Knowing that seeing all 195 would be impossible, I mapped out my plan of attack to be able to engulf myself into as much of the music as possible.

Out of 195 of my tagged bands that I liked, I ended up seeing 40 bands over a 4 day time frame. From those 40 bands there were a few that truly stood out to me.

The bands that I have fallen in love with this year:


Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes (by far one of the best this year)


Banoffee (she is super talented and cute to boot)


Fractures (breathtaking to see live)


Ski Lodge




Aurora Aksnes(amazed to know that she is only 18)


Ernest Ellis


Baby Alpaca


Cold War Kids


Kate Boy


Walking Shapes(one of my new favorite local bands from CMJ)


Bombay Bicycle Club





The Midnight Hollow, ( Love them)


P.S. The new CMJ app was totally helpful and made it easy to figure out the who, what & when’s for all things CMJ..