It's that time of year again: CMJ time, y'all!
The leaves turn, the temperatures drop and every band you've never heard of descends on the streets and venues of New York City, from Bushwick to the Bowery, to rock out and prove their keep to label execs, journalists and fans scurrying from show to show.
With more than 1,400 showcasing acts, 2013 is one of the most jam-packed years in CMJ history. That's just a lot of bands to sift through. Luckily, Fuse's staff did the heavy lifting, picking the 25 must-see new acts rocking New York City this week, from piano songstresses to hip hop heads and everything in between. Check out the gallery, then see the Official CMJ Schedule to find out when and where your favorite acts are playing this week.