CMJ is NYC's equivelent of SXSW. A week-long party with over 1,000 bands across 50+ venues. Now that the artist application deadline has passed, they've begun announcing performers at this year's event. I'm really, really, really excited about CMJ this year. I plan on attending and covering it for the blog.
Just a few of the artists confirmed for this years CMJ Marathon: The Knife * The Slits * Hot Chip * The Black Keys * Madlib * Ben Lee * Deerhoof * Blonde Redhead * The Boy Least Likely To * Blue Cheer * Joseph Arthur * Erase Errata * Green Milk from the Planet Orange * Holly Golightly * Cold War Kids * Silversun Pickups * Califone * White Whale * hellogoodbye * Anathallo * Dr. Dog * Professor Murder * Archie Bronson Outfit * Keren Ann * Brother Ali * Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin * Oakley Hall * These Arms Are Snakes * Micah P. Hinson * Portastatic * P.O.S. * Cloud Cult * Jason Forrest Band * Thunderbirds Are Now! * Strike Anywhere * Percee P * Mute Math * Suzanne Vega * Extra Golden * 120 Days *