Music madness begins next week, as 900 bands invade NYC for five jam-packed days of performances as part of the CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival 2011. CMJ, which takes place from October 18-22, will also include over 70 informative panels with renowned industry speakers, cutting-edge film screenings, exclusive parties, and more.
Just a few bands from this year's CMJ music lineup include: Wild Flag, Dum Dum Girls, CSS, Neon Indian, Metronomy, Gang Gang Dance, Portugal. The Man, Cloud Nothings, Shonen Knife, Zola Jesus, Talib Kweli, Art Vs. Science.
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Check out the full CMJ schedule here, or visit cmj.com/marathon for more details about this year's festival.
Photo of Wild Flag by John Clark, courtesy of Merge Records.