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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.


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CMJ Showcase 2006: Initial Line Up
The Shins
The Thermals
The Album Leaf
Oxford Collapse
The Elected
Loney, Dear
The Knife
The Slits
Hot Chip
The Black Keys
Ben Lee
Blonde Redhead
The Boy Least Likely To
Blue Cheer
Joseph Arthur
Erase Errata
Green Milk from the Planet Orange
The Fever
Cold War Kids
Silversun Pickups
White Whale
Dr. Dog
Professor Murder
Archie Bronson Outfit
Keren Ann
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Oakley Hall
These Arms Are Snakes
Micah P. Hinson
Girl Talk
Cloud Cult
Jason Forrest Band
Thunderbirds Are Now!
Strike Anywhere
Percee P
Mute Math
Suzanne Vega
Extra Golden
120 Days
The Figurines

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