Five & Five: Up-And-Coming / Breakthrough Artists To Keep An Eye Out For At CMJ 2014

The 34th installment of New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon is upon us all.

CMJ is notorious for its showcases that consist of both artists that have blown up and artists that are quickly headed in that direction. Under The Gun is happy to provide you with suggestions for five up-and-coming acts and five breakthrough acts you should not miss out on this year. You can thank us for the heads up later.

Click the artists’ names to view there schedule times via CMJ.

Up-And-Coming Artists:

Twin Peaks (10/24 @ Rough Trade, NY)
Genre: Garage Punk Rock
Origin: Chicago, IL
For Fans Of: Speedy Ortiz, King Tuff, Wampire

Emily Wolfe (10/22 @ The Living Room, BK + 10/23 @ The Delancey, NY)
Genre: Indie
Origin: Austin, TX
For Fans Of: Kacey Musgraves, Sarah Barreilles, The Band Perry

Wyland (10/21 @ The Bitter End, BK)
Genre: Indie Rock
Origin: New Jersey
For Fans Of: The Color And Sound, Oh Honey, NGHBRS

Bad Luck (10/23 @ Tobacco Road, NY)
Genre: Punk Rock
Origin: Daytona Beach, FL
For Fans Of: Fireworks, Polar Bear Club, Joyce Manor

Vinyl Thief (10/22 @ Marlin Room At Webster Hall, NY)
Genre: Electro-Rock
Origin: Nashville, TN
For Fans Of: Fun., Arctic Monkeys, Bleachers

Editor-included bonuses!

Zella Day (10/23 @ Santos Party House (Basement) + 10/25 @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar)
Genre: Alt-Pop, Singer-Songwriter
Origin: Arizona, Currently California
For Fans Of: Lana Del Rey, Lykke Li, Lorde

Made In Heights (10/23 @ Santos Party House (Basement))
Genre: Beauty Slap, Trip-Hop
Origin: West Coast
For Fans Of: TNGHT, ASTR, Submotion Orchestra


Breakthrough Artists:

Cold War Kids (10/22 @ Terminal 5, NY)
Genre: Pop, Alt-Rock
Origin: Long Beach, CA
For Fans Of: Vampire Weekend, MGMT, The Strokes

Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance (10/23 @ Webster Hall)
Genre: Alt-Rock
Origin: Newark, NJ
For Fans Of: frnkiero And The Cellabration, Panic! At The Disco, Deafheaven

Foster The People (10/24 @ United Palace Theatre, NY)
Genre: Indie Rock
Origin: Los Angeles, CA
For Fans Of: Minus The Bear, Gotye, Florence + The Machine

Slowdive (10/25 @ Terminal 5, NY)
Genre: Indie Rock
Origin: Reading, England
For Fans Of: Pale Saints, My Bloody Valentine, Chapterhouse

Bombay Bicycle Club (10/22 @ Terminal 5, NY)
Genre: Indie Rock
Origin: London, England
For Fans Of: Tokyo Police Club, Two Door Cinema Club (I swear we didn’t pick them because of their names…), The Subways

Editor-included bonus!

First Aid Kit (10/24 @ Hammerstein Ballroom)
Genre: Indie, Folk-Pop
Origin: Sweden
For Fans Of: Little May, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, She & Him

There you have it, folks! Go forth and spend these five days in the midst of good music.


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