Thursday, August 17, 2006

CMJ Music Marathon

The initial list of confirmed acts looks most impressive this year. Top and I are shaky for getting up to any of this, but JK should be all over it, especially with the likes of White Whale and Hot Chip in there. The following is from

The Black Keys, Deerhoof, Joseph Arthur, Blue Cheer, Portastatic, Suzanne Vega, Keren Ann, Hot Chip, the Slits and Madlib are among the first batch of artists confirmed for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, to be held Oct. 31-Nov. 4 at venues throughout New York.

The festival has also nabbed a host of buzzed-about acts, including Cold War Kids, Silversun Pickups, the Knife, Professor Murder, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and the Boy Least Likely To.

Rounding out the initial lineup are Been Lee, Erase Errata, Holly Golightly, White Whale, Dr. Dog, Cloud Clut, Strike Anywhere, Mute Math, hellogoodbye, Extra Golden and These Arms Are Snakes.
[Billboard | CMJ Website]

1 comment:

JK said...

trust me, i tried last year. very few of these events are open to the public (if i remember correctly). you need to be registered with CMJ (or a guest) and it's not cheap. it's not quite like SXSW, unfortunately.