Oh CMJ, it is the time of year for you again. While as an overall experience you certainly seem to have lost some of your lustre in recent years, you still stand as a nice week every fall where we see our old friends, where week-day drinking is totally acceptable (particularly in the form of Piano's liver enemy #1 margaritas), where a small handful of bands find the recognition they deserve and where - come Sunday - exhaustion reigns supreme.
This year I once again teamed by with my friends at Battering Room and Hilly Town to put together what I think is a pretty swell line-up of up-and-comers. And of course this party is free, during the day, and at the hands down most convenient of convenient venues - Pianos (aka margaritaville).
Here's some music from the bands playing to get you excited: