The CMJ Music Marathon has never been a festival just for fans—at least not in the traditional sense, where music lovers trek to a city to camp out for days and catch all their favorite bands, hopefully discovering new ones in the process. Instead, the shows are clogged with bloggers and photogs documenting the experience in the fastest, most digestible forms they have at their disposal, scribbling and snapping and rushing to the next show before this one's even over. I wanted to instead experience CMJ with only a few bands, CMJ-sponsored or not, and preferably ones I hadn't seen before. Also, of course, I hoped to take advantage of the lively... More >>>