Attention, New Yorkers (and anyone within driving distance): the CMJ Music Marathon is back for 2014! The multi-day, multi-venue festival (this year running from October 21 to October 25 all around the city) has just released its preliminary lineup, and boy, is it a good one. Notable acts include Cold War Kids, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Kills, Slowdive, Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, Twin Peaks, RAC, Shonen Knife, Saint Pepsi, Purling Hiss, White Fence, TEEN, Hunters, Juan Waters, Potty Mouth, Bear’s Den, and many, many more. Badges are now available for purchase via the CMJ Music Marathon website—regular all-access badges are $500 until September 15 (after which they jump up to $549), and student all-access badges are $315 (and they’ll go up to $315). This event always sells out, so scoop up your tickets while you can.

So what is CMJ? Just another thing that makes New York City great. CMJ Music Marathon is one of the globe’s most important and influential festivals for new music. Over the five days and nights (playing nonstop, mind you) of music, over 1,400 live performances will take place in over 80 venues, ranging from tiny clubs to big theaters. CMJ also presents conference events with cool speakers, seminars, and more, specially programmed for college radio.

CMJ Music Marathon Tour Dates & Tickets

CMJ Music Marathon 2014 Dates

October 21-25 @ assorted venues, New York, NY

CMJ Music Marathon 2014 Lineup

The Kills
Cold War Kids
Bombay Bicycle Club
Matthew Dear
Courtney Barnett
Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era
Twin Peaks
White Fence
The Wyches
Shonen Knife
Sam Roberts Band
Daniel Avery
Kate Boy
Tom Vek
Moon Taxi
Saint Pepsi
Purling Hiss
Gerard Way
San Fermin
Moon Duo
Reigning Sound
Gem Club
Juan Waters
The Kickback
Dog Bite
Andrew Cedarmark
Nick Hakim
Potty Mouth,
Walter TV
Bear’s Den
Zea House
And more

Cold War Kids Video for “Miracle Mile”