BTR at CMJ 2009

CMJ Music Marathon 2009 gets underway in about a week and there are an abundance of talented acts to catch. If you are looking to narrow down the field, below you will find a list of some of our favorite BreakThru Radio artists that will be playing throughout the festival. There are numerous acts each night of the 5 day marathon, which officially runs from Tuesday, October 20th to Saturday, October 24th. There are events taking place on Sunday as well.

The best bet is to plan your schedule ahead of time. Know your routes and modes of transportation. It’s impossible to see it all, but you will certainly catch a healthy smattering of musicians. Organization, as always, will help maximize your experience.

Of course, be sure to come by BTR’s CMJ Showcase on Friday, October 23rd (flyer below)! We are throwing down!


Beat Radio – Grasslands Gallery – 7pm

Look Mexico

Look Mexico – Spike Hill – 7pm

Glasser – The Studio @ Webster Hall – 8-pm

Gold Streets – Charleston – 9pm

Kaiser Cartel – Living Room – 9pm

The Forms

The Forms – Kenny’s Castaways  –  10pm

The Antlers – Music Hall of Williamsburg – 10:15pm

Hooray for Earth – Crash Mansion – 12:15am


Drink Up Buttercup

Drink Up Buttercup – Cake Shop –  7:30pm

Paul & The Patients – Southpaw – 8:30pm

Takka Takka – Knitting Factory – 8:30pm

Deastro – Santos Party House – 8:45pm

Modern Skirts – Crash Mansion – 10:15am


Malajube – Arlene’s Grocery – 11pm

Miz Metro – DROM –  11:30pm

Middle Distance Runner – Fontana’s – 12am

Holopaw – Piano’s – 12am


Theophilus London – SOB’s –  7pm

Spottiswoode – Delancey – 8:15pm

Beep Beep

Beep Beep – Knitting Factory – 9pm

The Frontier Ruckus – Spike Hill – 9:30pm

UUVVWWZ – Knitting Factory – 10pm

The Teenage Prayers – Trash – 11pm

Speeche Debelle – Music Hall of Williamsburg – 12:20am


Binky Griptite and The Dap Kings – Knitting Factory – 6pm

The Budos Band – Knitting Factory – 6pm

Glasser – Le Poisson Rouge – 6:30pm

DJ Pumpkin Patch – Delancey – 8pm

Glasser – The Suffolk – 8pm

Hot Panda – Fat Baby – 9:15pm


Generationals – Union Hall – 9:30pm

Holiday Shores – Delancey – 10:10pm

Lemonade – The Suffolk – 11pm

Paul & The Patients – Arlene’s Grocery – 11:15pm

Crystal Antlers – Cake Shop – 11:30pm

School of Seven Bells – Music Hall of Williamsburg – 11:45pm

Headlights – Bellhouse – 12am

Ted Leo + Pharmacists – The Suffolk – 12am

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man – Bowery Ballroom – 12am

The Spinto Band – Union Hall – 12:30am


UUVVWWZ – Union Pool – 8:20pm

Joan As Police Woman- Knitting Factory – 8:30pm

Joshua James – Living Room – 9pm

Mia Riddle & Her Band- Union Hall – 9:30pm


Lemonade – Santos Party House – 10pm

Blue Scholars – Gramercy Theater – 10:10pm

The Loom – Union Hall – 10:30pm

Kidz In The Hall

Kidz In The Hall – Gramercy Theatre – 10:45pm

Glasser – Pianos – 11pm

Skidmore Fountain – Living Room – 11pm

Speech Debelle – Santos Party House – 11pm


The Main Drag

The Main Drag – Spike Hill – 1am

There is a brief rundown of some of your favorite BTR artists playing CMJ. Plan accordingly… and have a great time! As always, keep listening to  BTR for music from all of these artists!


– Emily Smith


One response to “BTR at CMJ 2009

  1. Frontier Ruckus is actually playing at Spike Hill at 11PM. The initial CMJ schedule was wrong!

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