Yup, it’s a Marathon alright. Between all the bands, daytime programming, official parties, non-official glom-ons, late night pop-up soirees, and—oh yeah, it’s all in New York City—the options are endless. But here is just a smattering of suggestions to kick your day into gear during CMJ Music Marathon 2015.

Pancakes and Whiskey’s CMJ Whiskey Sessions

CMJ has teamed up with Pancakes and Whiskey to record special “Whiskey Sessions” at Paul Smith Williamsburg throughout Thursday and Friday of the Marathon. Beverages will be provided by Sweetwater Brewery, and a major note to self: all CMJ badge holders will get 20% off all store merch!

Filmed session schedule:
10 a.m. – The Joy Formidable
11:30 a.m. – Ewert And The Two Dragons
1 p.m. – Fraser Gorman
2:30 p.m. – Alberta Cross
4 p.m. – Jungle Giants

11:30 a.m. – Catey Shaw
1 p.m. – Balthazar
2:30 p.m. – Pom Poms
4 p.m. – Smoke Season

The College Radio Resume and Interview Review Workshop

Graduating college is daunting and the music industry is tough one to get your foot in the door, but we’re gathering a collection of people from across the field to share their stories and tips for anyone trying to make it. This session will be broken up between a Q&A and then a chance for participants to chat directly with panelists for interview prep, resume critique and personal discussion.

HD Radio Presents: Interview Masterclass featuring Briana Marela

Words And Guitars – PhD Lounge @ Dream Downtown

Join some of the best music writers around as they read and chat about the role of the critic today. Curated by NYC reading series, Words And Guitars. Check out the writer lineup here.

A Conversation with the Music Supervisors for HBO’s Vinyl

Learn about film and TV music licensing from two major figures in the field, Meghan Currier and Randall Poster, who’ve worked on The Wolf Of Wall Street, Boyhood, Boardwalk Empire and many more. The pair will further focus on their latest project, the buzziest show in musicland, Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl, centered on the crazed music biz of early ’70s NYC. Moderated by CMJ Managing Editor, Eric Davidson.