Are you feeling intimidated by the sheer amount of bands at this year’s CMJ? Can’t tell the difference between Bear Hands and Bearstronaut? NPR has got you covered. They asked 11 stations which acts they’re most excited to see and compiled a 24-hour mix as a primer. It’s kind of intimidating in and of itself, but hey, it’s a start. Via NPR Music:
So, while you may or may not be sprinting from Bar Matchless in Brooklyn to Pianos on the Lower East Side to catch 15 minutes of a band you’re dying to see, remember that you’re here for the week-long haul. Stay hydrated, remember your badge (or your skills to sweet-talk your way past a bouncer), and keep your ears open for surprises.