The CMJ Marathon is set to go down in New York. It's put on by the College Music Journal, a long-standing publication of alternative music, and CMJ has been publishing long enough to have written about alternative music when it was still an alternative to the mainstream. The dates for CMJ Marathon 2014 are October 21 - 25. The CMJ Marathon 2014 lineup is below and CMJ 2014 tickets are below.
So they'll descend on NYC in the Fall to
give us one of the founding festivals of modern-day
music festivals. CMJ was one of the first to
champion the multi-club, urban setting music festival
that we see today in SXSW. They claim over 90,000 people attend the CMJ Marathon -- it has all the requisite stuff like panels, guest speakers, film festival, and lots of music. Grab a hotel room and party down!