The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2009 takes over New York City this October 20-24. Note the word “marathon” — there’s over 1,200 artists performing during the 5 day festival.Some of the artists that jumped out at us: Broadcast, School of Seven Bells, Zac Brown Band, Japandroids, Pitbull, The Very Best, Crystal Antlers, Portugal. The Man, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Das Racist.
The main action will take place at New York Univerversity’s Greenwich Village campus with even more action taking place at 75+ nightclubs and theaters. A general admission badge costs a whopping $495 ($295 for students). That gets you into hundreds of live performances, dozens of panel discussions and film screenings, exclusive parties, exhibit area and a daytime lounge area.