October is the best time of year for fans of new bands, newer industry friends, free booze and very little sleep. That’s right, it’s the CMJ Music Marathon, taking over live-music venues throughout the city and including more bands than you can shake a (selfie) stick at. It’s a long list of artists to get through, so we’ve taken some of the guesswork out of it by choosing our 20 acts not to miss. Check the full lineup here and see if you agree with us.
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