2006_10_arts_cmjlogo.jpgAs we mentioned earlier, CMJ is coming up. The music marathon will take over the venues and downtown streets from October 31st through November 4th. It's basically like any other night in the city, but with more free Red Stripe and Sparks.

CMJ has posted the official showcase schedule, it's a lot to take in. We enjoy the unofficial shows and parties too, so If you have any of those you'd like to submit for a listing we'll do once the end of the month nears, send the info to us at jencarlson (a) gothamist dot com.

Until then, you can download a CMJ playlist for free, right here, it includes 25 songs from artists playing the marathon.