CMJ Announces Initial Set of Acts for CMJ Marathon 2006
By: Spacelab Research Staff
The Fall mecca of independent music, the CMJ Showcase in New York, has announced the initial list of confirmed acts for this Fall's gig. Names so far include The Knife, Deerhoof, Thunderbirds Are Now!, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Green Milk from the Planet Orange, Micah P. Hinson, among others.
Sub Pop Records has also announced their own CMJ Showcase, including label favorites like The Shins (who won't release their album in time for the gig), CSS, The Album Leaf, The Thermals, Oxfords Collapse, The Elected, and Lonely, Dear.
The whole affair goes down from October 31st to November 4th. Keynote speakers in the past have included David Bowie, Brian Wilson, Marilyn Manson, Moby, Queen Latifah, George Clinton, Ice-T and Perry Farrell. They claim over 90,000 people attend the Marathon, which also includes a film festival and a series of panels.
CMJ Showcase 2006: Initial Line Up The Shins
The Album Leaf
The Black Keys
The Boy Least Likely To
Green Milk from the Planet Orange
Cold War Kids
Archie Bronson Outfit
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
These Arms Are Snakes
Micah P. Hinson
Jason Forrest Band
Thunderbirds Are Now!