The dates are in for the 2011 CMJ Marathon & Film Festival. It happens on Tuesday, Oct.18 to Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 in New York City. It's the annual end-of-year music convention/festival/party that shows us what music we'll be listening to in the new year.
Showcase applications for next year's CMJ Marathon start on Thursday, Nov. 18. There will also be the Film Festival and daytime panels as well.
CMJ recently held this year's Marathon, with acts like Four Tet, Helmet, Dean & Britta, The Drums, DeVotchka, UNKLE, Black Sheep, Corin Tucker Band and Franz Nicolay, among a huge list of others.
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. 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.