All this week, aspiring rock stars, rappers, DJs and even a folksinger or two have fanned out across Manhattan and Brooklyn for the 33rd annual CMJ Music Marathon. But today New York City's week-long festival will have a pronounced Texas twang.
Lone Star acts, almost two dozen of them, will overrun one venue in particular, a three-level nightclub on the Lower East Side called The Delancey. Dubbed the "Texas Takeover," it's an official showcase and everything, open to all CMJ badgeholders. Representing Houston are a number of acts our readers ought to recognize, among them BLSHS, Featherface, Catch Fever, Ravin' Symone (aka DJ Dave Wrangler), -Us, iPod Ammo, Wrestlers and the Suffers, who close out the whole mess at 10:30 p.m.