Every autumn NYC’s week-long college music marathon is a great excuse for radio promoters and DSLR-toting bloggers to hobnob with famous publicists. Those who attend on official CMJ bizness even receive a canvas tote bag of promotional garbage. Also there are panels? I’m told There Will Be Panels. Joking aside, in its 30th year CMJ is now older than most of you, and as long as I’ve been attending it’s remained a solid platform for discovery and crown grounding. This year Stereogum’s throwing a party with our friends at PopGun Booking. It’s one of the biggest events we’ve ever done and of course we are calling the festivities STEREO?GUN. The gun in the flyer above is blowing bubble gum, get it? Clever girl.
It goes down Wednesday night 10/20 at Santos Party House, a house of partying with which we’re well-acquainted. Two floors will host over a dozen bands, many you’ll recognize from Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2010 list.
To gain entrance you’ll need $5 if you RSVP below, or $10 if you just show up night of. You also have to be at least 18 years old. Curfew’s at 4 am. Dancing encouraged.
STEREO?GUN is an official CMJ event, which means we will be letting in some badgeholders for free, but you are still required to RSVP, which gets your name on the list.
(After you RSVP above, you should tell this Facebook page you’re coming, right? Right.)
Thanks Michael J. Mahon for the cool poster. For copy/paste purposes, here’s that lineup again:
02:00 am – AFTERPARTY Featuring Kingdom DJ Set
01:00 am – The Drums
12:00 am – Wild Nothing
11:00 pm – Marnie Stern
10:00 pm – DOM
09:00 pm – Tamaryn
08:00 pm – Lower Dens
01:30 am – Laurel Halo
12:30 am – Apache Beat
11:30 pm – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
10:30 pm – Diamond Rings
09:30 pm – MINKS
08:30 pm – Houses
07:30 pm – Evan Voytas