In three weeks, the 31st annual CMJ Music Marathon will kick off in New York City. From October 18th to the 22nd, 75 of New York City's venues will be home to hundreds of musicians who will showcase the future of the music landscape. The initial lineup announcement featured the likes of Neon Indian, Wild Flag, Talib Kweli, Portugal. The Man, Metronomy and CSS. The second announcement brought another slew of exciting talent, including Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bag Raiders, 1, 2, 3, Young Buffalo, and Free Energy. Today, the third round of CMJ artists was announced, and there is a lot to be excited about.
Among the newly announced additions, notable acts include Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jr., araabMUZIK, Braids, Cerebral Ballzy, Exitmusic, French Montana, Gauntlet Hair, Hindi Zahra, Islands, Jacuzzi Boys, Kate Miller-Heidke, Lord Huron, Main Attrakionz, Nina Nastasia, Outernational, Parts & Labor, Quilt, Rusted Root, Seekae, Twin Shadow, Unstoppable Death Machines, Vockah Redu, Weekend, Xylos, Young Prisms, and Zambri. Just when you thought there couldn't be more, CMJ will be announcing even more additions to the lineup in the weeks leading up the festival, and rest assured we will keep you posted.
Other acts that will be appearing at the festival include Datarock, The Wombats, Zola Jesus, Mr. Dream, Trash Talk, Cassettes Won’t Listen, Crocodiles, ANR, Canon Logic, D’eon, Locksley, Emil & Friends, Funeral Suits, Jenny Owens Young, Look Mexico, Shout Out Out Out Out, The Japanese Popstars, Xylos, Exitmusic, Gauntlet Hair, and The Pass. You can head here to see the full lineup.
CMJ 2011 passes are available to purchase on the festival website. As well, all of us here at Some Kind of Awesome will be attending the festival, so expect a significant amount of coverage of all things CMJ.