The First Round Of CMJ Artists Has Been Announced

Wild Flag: Line up early for this one.
Wild Flag: Line up early for this one.

The megagroup Wild Flag, the bewitching EMA, and 4Knots alums Davila 666 are all on the first list of performers at this year's installment of the CMJ Music Marathon, the annual ritual of buzz-band-conferring and hype-coronation that in 2011 will spread itself out over the city's clubs and conference rooms from October 18 through October 22. Those of you interested in purchasing badges for the assortment of shows, panels, and networking opportunities—not to mention a chance at a swag bag—can get a discounted badge until August 29; the rest of us can debate What The Conference Means In The Internet Age at least through mid-October. Full list of bands playing showcases as of now (of course, there are more to come) below.

Portugal. The Man CSS Neon Indian Wombats Wild Flag Metronomy Talib Kweli Givers Zola Jesus Class Actress Dum Dum Girls Art Vs. Science Viva Brother Davila 666 Eleanor Friedberger EMA Jean Grae Pharoahe Monch Unknown Mortal Orchestra US Royalty Datarock Kermit Ruffins Parlotones Kvelertak Sea of Bees Handsome Furs Memoryhouse

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