CMJ 2013: Artist Announcement Party

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CMJ 2013 Party Stage

CMJ 2013 Party Stage

Every Autumn, I get excited. Why? Well, first of all, in just a couple of weeks I’ll get to roam the halls of the Javitz Center for New York Comic Con. After which, a few days later, the CMJ Music Marathon begins and I get to roam New York City in hopes of finding a new undiscovered favorite band. It’s ultimately the best time for any alternative music fan. Or just about any music fan in general. It’s the one time you get to go and check out multiple bands in intimate venues throughout New York City whenever you want during October 15 through the 19th with your CMJ Badge. In addition to the concerts, the CMJ Music Marathon offers a varied amount of panels that highlight different aspects of the music industry. Over the last few weeks panels, artists and award nominees have been announced.

Today, I share the initial line up of artists that was unveiled during the party as well as offer up a sneak peek at a couple of artists that will be participating in this year’s CMJ Music Marathon.

Be sure to visit for more details on 2013 performing artists, with hundreds more were probably announced since the announcement party a few weeks ago.


Highlights include:

ASTR, Betty Who, DIANA, The Dismemberment Plan, Empress Of, Fuck Buttons, Glasser, Godflesh, The Griswolds, HAERTS, Half Moon Run, Helio Sequence, Hunters, JMSN, Kevin Drew, Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Long Winters, Lovelife, Menomena, The Neighbourhood, Nick Waterhouse, Obits, Quadron, Saul Williams, Savages, Speedy Ortiz, Woodkid


Additional artists in the initial line-up include:

Bad Suns * Ball Park Music * Black City Lights * Bear Mountain * Big Black Delta * Black Light Dinner Party * BLK Kathy * Bored Nothing * Calvin Love * Cardiknox * Caught A Ghost * Chrome Sparks * City Riots * Cloak Ox * Continuum * Courtney Barnett * Dan Croll * Deep Cotton * Deep Dark Woods * Diane Birch * Dorine Levy * Dune Rats * Duologue * Dusted * Ejecta * Eleanor Friedberger * Electric Wire Hustle * Elizabeth Rose * Elle King * Elliot and The Ghost * Emperors * Enola Fall * Ex-Cult * Firehorse * Frontier  Ruckus * GEMS * Geoffrey O’Connor* * Ghost Wave * Ginger And The Ghost * Gossling * Grizfolk *Gus + Scout * Hopspin * In The Valley Below * INVSN * Jacco Gardner * JBM * *Jessy Lanza * Jetta *John Murry * Julia Easterlin * July Talk * Junior Prom * Kid Karate * Kill It Kid * King Dude * Landshapes * Larry Gus * *Lawrence Rothman * Le Trouble * Lee Bannon * Little Daylight * Lindi Ortega * Magic Man * Marc Kinchen * Marijuana Deathsquads * Misun * Moonstone * Nicole Mercedes and the Affair * Night Drive * NONONO * North Highlands * Oh Mercy * Okta Logue * Optic Yellow Felt * Orgone* * P.O.S.* Panama Wedding * Peachpit * Pelican * People Get Ready * Pictureplane * Ponyboy * Pool Cosby *  RATKING * REPTILES * Reuben and the Dark * Royal Bangs * Saint Rich * Sheppard * Shigeto * Sir Sly * Slim Twig * Squad * Still Corners * Story of the Running Wolf * Strange Talk * Streets of Laredo * TEEN * The Aprons * The Delta * Riggs * The History of Apple Pie * The Novocaines * The Preatures * Them Swoops * Tiny Ruins * Touch * Sensitive * Tremor Low * TV Ghost * U.S. Girls * Vadoinmessico * WET * Will Stratton * Wilsen * World’s End * Press * Yamantaka // Sonic Titan *

And lastly, check out live performances from Magic Man and Weekend from the announcement party.