The annual CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival kicked off Tuesday, October 18, 2011, and runs through Saturday, October 22, 2011, offering a whirlwind of showcases, panels and film screenings throughout several venues across the five boroughs. The yearly event brings dozens of out-of-state artists into the area, while allowing local artists to perform to larger and more diverse audiences, who are often eager to discover new music during the festival.
During CMJ nights, there tend to be several simultaneous showcases occurring, both official and unofficial, covering all genres of music, some even blending genres, and while the full CMJ schedule can be reviewed at their website, www.cmj.com/marathon, as we did with our previous coverage of CMJ and SXSW, we like to help parse out the hip hop events and artists worth checking out, since breaking down the festival schedules can sometimes be a daunting task.
Initially (as you can see below), we noted a few of Tuesday’s highlighted events, and we’ll be back to shed light on some of the best upcoming events for the remainder of the festival.
For now, keep an eye on our NY-area hip hop events calendar. As those in the know, know, it always lists hip hop events going on in the NYC-area, and of course, we’ve added relevant CMJ related events as well.
If we have missed anything of importance, please feel free to point it out to us by sending us an email at events@BirthplaceMag.com so we can include it on our calendar and postings. There is no charge to have an event listed on our calendar, and many people do check our events page on a regular basis, since we are once of the few places to list so many diverse hip hop events in one place.
Without further ado, here are our CMJ Hip Hop Highlights for Tuesday, October 18, 2011