The leaves change color. The air gets breezy and stops smelling so much like urine. The CMJ Music Marathon. All of these things mean fall in New York City, and for over five years Spin has sponsored this bastion of new indie rock. Standouts in this year’s lineup include the Arcade Fire, Dungen, Doves, Coheed and Cambria, !!!, and the Hold Steady. Spin will be hosting all the events at the Bowery Ballroom. Last year’s Spin-sponsored Bowery shows included Coheed, the Decemberists, the Donnas, French Kicks, Tegan and Sara, VHS or Beta, the Golden Republic, and many more. The detailed schedule has yet to be announced, but stay tuned to SPIN.com news for CMJ updates.
CMJ Music Marathon official website
CMJ 2004 Feature Coverage: the Decemberists, the Donnas
CMJ 2004 Feature Coverage: the Concretes, Sondre Lerche
CMJ 2004 Photo Gallery 1
CMJ 2004 Photo Gallery 2
CMJ 2004 Photo Gallery 3
CMJ 2004 Photo Gallery 4
Get SPIN.com headlines for FREE on your mobile phone! Just text SPIN to 68423 to sign up. It’s one message per day, Monday thru Friday, bringing you all the news that rocks, minus the carpal tunnel.