College Music Journal has announced it's initial lineup for this year's CMJ Marathon, and they include Four Tet, Helmet, Dean & Britta, The Drums, DeVotchka and more. Check out the festival overview for a complete lineup.
One of the founding festivals of modern music festivals, the CMJ Music Marathon is put on by the College Music Journal, a long-standing publication of alternative music. CMJ has been publishing long enough to have written about Alternative music when it was still an alternative to the mainstream.
This year's festival will be the 30th anniversary of the CMJ Marathon. It takes place October 19 - 23 in New York City.
They claim over 90,000 people attend, which also includes a film festival and a series of panels. It's a hands-on, how to sort of affair on all things in the world of music
So they will descend on NYC in October to give us one of the founding festivals of modern-day music festivals. CMJ was one of the first to champion the multi-club, urban setting music festival that we see today in SXSW and Lollapalooza.
Check out the Spacelab Festival Guide for more information on the CMJ Marathon.