CMJ announces initial lineup

CMJ is a publication based down in NYC and every year they hold a week long musical showcase focussing on some of the finest up and coming bands from around the world.? It’s a veritable musical smorgasbord.? Their focus is really college and indie music, whether it’s rock or hip-hop.

The music showcase takes place all over the city’s myriad clubs and theaters.? And unlike a lot of other music festivals, the biggest acts on the bill tend to be say, Spoon.? Biggest enough to have a huge following, get mainstream press, even make a splash on th charts, but not big enough where a majority of people have heard of them or are familiar with them.

This year, the music and movie showcase will be held from Oct. 16-20.? The first slate of bands have been released.? Start making your reservations now, start calling in sick to work, start hitting up friends and connections for couches to sleep on and tix to the hottest shows and parties.

It’s a mixed bag, but there’s lots of like from this list.? Also, consider that this is just the first announcement and more will come, as generally there’s about two bagillion acts throughout the week.

Confirmed To Appear At CMJ Marathon:
British Sea Power
Mates Of State
Coheed And Cambria
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Xiu Xiu
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Mute Math
Devin the Dude
The Ponys
Tiny Masters of Today
Little Brother
Mickey Hart & Zakir Hussein
Brother Ali
Marnie Stern
No Age
Crystal Castles
The Brunettes
Foreign Islands
Simian Mobile Disco

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