CMJ Music Marathon 2011: First Round Artists Announced!

The first round of artists for this year’s CMJ Music Marathon in NYC were just announced. The music and film festival is set for October 18-22 all around NYC.

I still haven’t made it out this festival but tons of indie rockers cut their teeth in NYC around this time of year and around the CMJ events. Plus it’s a solid way for tons of folks in the industry to get together and finally meet each other face to face as opposed to electronic correspondence only. Maybe I’ll make it out to NYC this year after all…

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival is pleased to announce the first round of artists scheduled to play 2011′s CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to catch music’s finest up-and-coming artists before they lay claim to a swath of Grammys. Purchase badges here and peep the plethora of previously-announced industry-stacked panels here.

Artists playing CMJ 2011:

Portugal. The Man
Neon Indian
Wild Flag
Talib Kweli
Zola Jesus
Class Actress
Dum Dum Girls
Art Vs. Science
Viva Brother
Davila 666
Eleanor Friedberger
Jean Grae
Pharoahe Monch
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
US Royalty
Kermit Ruffins
Sea of Bees
Handsome Furs

…and many more to be announced soon!

ABOUT CMJ Music Marathon:
Over five nonstop days and nights, the world’s most important platform for the discovery of new music, CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival, invades New York City with over 1,300 artist performances and dozens of cutting-edge films.

CMJ fills more than 80 of the city’s greatest venues, nightclubs and theaters with over 120,000 fans, music industry professionals, college radio tastemakers, bloggers, press, filmmakers and musicians.

Attendees have access to over 70 panels, seminars, Q&As, nighttime parties, meet and greets, mixers, film premieres, special events and exclusive areas like the Exhibitors’ Loft and Artist Lounge.

CMJ 2011 will once again be headquartered at New York University’s Greenwich Village campus, just steps away from dozens of downtown Manhattan venues.