Posted in music | tour dates on August 27, 2013

CMJ 2013

The 2013 CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 15 - 19 at clubs all over New York City. As we've been tweeting about at @BVCMJ, tonight (8/27), the CMJ folks held an announcement party at Bowery Electric with live performances from Weekend and Magic Man.

They also announced their initial line-up for this year's fest, which includes Kevin Drew, The Long Winters, Real Estate, Obits, The Dismemberment Plan (Terminal 5), Pelican (who are playing both of our Invisible Oranges showcases at Saint Vitus), Jacco Gardner, Good Riddance, Godflesh, Eagulls, the Pendu Sound showcase, and many more.

We'll have a set of pics from Weekend and Magic Man soon, but for now peruse the full initial CMJ 2013 line-up below.


The Dismemberment Plan
Empress Of
Fuck Buttons
The Griswolds
Half Moon Run
Helio Sequence
Kevin Drew
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Nick Waterhouse
Saul Williams
Speedy Ortiz
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
Courtney Barnett
Dan Croll
Eleanor Friedberger
Dune Rats
Jacco Gardner
Lawrence Rothman
Betty Who
The Long Winters
The Neighbourhood
Bad Suns
Ball Park Music
Black City Lights
Bear Mountain
Big Black Delta
Black Light Dinner Party
BLK Kathy
Bored Nothing
Calvin Love
Caught A Ghost
Chrome Sparks
City Riots
Cloak Ox
Deep Cotton
Deep Dark Woods
Diane Birch
Dorine Levy
Electric Wire Hustle
Elizabeth Rose
Elle King
Elliot and The Ghost
Enola Fall
Frontier Ruckus
Geoffrey O'Connor
Ghost Wave
Ginger And The Ghost
Gus + Scout
In The Valley Below
Jessy Lanza
John Murry
Julia Easterlin
July Talk
Junior Prom
Kid Karate
Kill It Kid
King Dude
Larry Gus
Le Trouble
Lee Bannon
Little Daylight
Lindi Ortega
Magic Man
Marc Kinchen
Marijuana Deathsquads
Nicole Mercedes and the Affair
Night Drive
North Highlands
Oh Mercy
Okta Logue
Optic Yellow Felt
Panama Wedding
People Get Ready
Pool Cosby
Real Estate
Reuben and the Dark
Royal Bangs
Saint Rich
Sir Sly
Slim Twig
Still Corners
Story of the Running Wolf
Strange Talk
Streets of Laredo
The Aprons
The Delta
The History of Apple Pie
The Novocaines
The Preatures
Them Swoops
Tiny Ruins
Tremor Low
TV Ghost
U.S. Girls
Will Stratton
World's End Press



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

Comments (54)


Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 7:15 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 7:35 PM

Will Emmy the Great be back again?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 7:39 PM

Fucck whoever Firehorse are for making me think firehose were on this for a second.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 7:59 PM

CMJ: Hating hardcore punk since the 1980s.

Wow FUCK this "festival" for not having a SINGLE hardcore punk band.

If you went by CMJ you'd never think the scene it exists because of existed, that's right NO HARDCORE PUNK SCENE NO ALTERNATIVE ROCK SCENE.

No grunge, Riot Grrl, Beastie Boys, whiteboy rap, Korn, Slipknot, nu-metal, Warped Tour, Lollapalooza, NOTHING!

Posted by D | August 27, 2013 8:04 PM

wow!!! Kevin Drew!!

this could be the 'who gives a fuck' line-up of the decade

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 8:09 PM

This is awful cuz I just bought my ticket for Godflesh the other day without realizing it was a CMJ show :'(

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 8:19 PM

Why do people still care about CMJ?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 8:34 PM

"Why do people still care about CMJ?"

There's a sucker born every minute.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 8:41 PM

I guess this is because I had very annoying experiences last year, but it just seems like it's a big list of "If you want or are going to see this band, here's your chance to do it, but we're going to make the shows and experience much more frustrating for you by flooding them with pseudo-media jackoffs with enormous cameras getting in the way" artists to see that week.

Unfortunately for me, 3 bands out of 4 (4 shows in 4 consecutive days) are listed here. The only one I'm free of these CMJ cocksmokers is Between the Buried and Me (I guess I'm greatful for CMJ not giving a shit about this band though!).

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 9:16 PM

This line-up kinda sounds like it could be any random consecutive 4 days in New York, right? No festival required.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 10:05 PM

lots of ghosts the last couple of years i see.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 10:43 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 11:16 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 11:16 PM

I'm gonna use my college station to get free tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 11:17 PM

Brooklyn Vegan censors the dumbest stuff. anything with free is heavily subject to censorship

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 11:18 PM

Already going to Godflesh

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 11:20 PM

Happy I am seeing Godflesh in Philly as well. There should be a less annoying crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 12:20 AM

12:20, I'll be there too. I'll be the guy eating the hummustito.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 12:28 AM

What is a hummustito? Are you serious? Its only the finest cocktail created from the finest chickpeas, placed in a mohito glass, and served with organic pita chips glazed with truffle oil.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 12:36 AM

Going to see Godflesh in NYC and Boston.... Excited.
Weekend killed it tonight. Awesome set.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 12:40 AM

no Grimes?

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 12:43 AM

12:40, Boston is supposed to have amazing Hummustito's look out for them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 12:45 AM

My source says that Daft Punk will be playing at CMJ.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 12:45 AM

Godflesh is a terrible bandname; I am enjoying picturing all the mooks at a Godflesh show. Pool Cosby, however, have a moniker that makes me chuckle--though I don't actually know if they're any good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 3:28 AM

Less annoying crowd in Philly? No. Only annoying people live there. Pls go back. Worst city: Boston or Philly? Discuss.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 10:02 AM

8:04 doesnt get it

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 10:19 AM

From reading his comment it seems 8:04 doesn't get a lot of things, mainly the English language.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 10:35 AM

Not a single good band in that entire lineup. Nice.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 11:06 AM

@11:06, yeah okay. Your band should play...

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 11:17 AM

Who's the dimbulb making fun of Godflesh? Someone forcefeed them shrooms and lock them in a room with Streetcleaner blasting. That'll learn 'em.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 12:09 PM

Is Broken Social Scene presenting Kevin Drew? BSS was the talk of CMJ '04

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 2:08 PM

I hope Godspeed adds a CMJ show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2013 10:52 PM

"Why do people still care about CMJ?"

The same reason they care about CBGB's or The Wetlands.


Posted by paul | August 29, 2013 8:22 PM

12:09: Not necessary. The frumpy scarf's self-loathing will kick in soon enough, so it's only a matter of a short time before he slits his wrists to wah-wahs like the Antlers or something.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2013 8:26 PM


Posted by Julian | August 29, 2013 11:04 PM

Not a single good band in that entire lineup. Nice.

Posted by Nice | August 30, 2013 2:34 PM

Dude. No good bands how could you possibly say that? You have the musical prowess to be familiar with ALL these bands? Wow, I for one am excited to be exposed to some music I have not have had the opportunity to hear. Also CALVIN LOVE pretty excited about him. Saw him with Mac Demarco, he rules!!

Posted by sarah reynolds | September 3, 2013 10:18 PM

First CMJ in forever where I was actually "woah" a few times scanning down the list. This one would actually be worth it for both the 'guarantees' + the new potentials factors.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2013 2:39 AM

The Griswolds are going to be there!! Ok now i really cant wait. After hearing their new EP “Hear of a lion” i cant stop.

Posted by Ross CMR | September 4, 2013 8:29 PM

LOL Pictureplane

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2013 8:42 PM

Stoked for the Griswolds. Downloaded "Mississippi" free from their website - definitely worth checking out over CMJ

Posted by Bob | September 12, 2013 3:56 PM

Why do people still care about CMJ?

Posted by nephroblastom | September 30, 2013 2:48 PM

CULTS are one of the highlights this year. Stream the album over at NPR and don't miss out on their free CMJ set

Posted by CMR | October 9, 2013 1:58 PM

Popular Culture's set is a must-see

10/15 11:30pm @ Living Room

Posted by Tyler | October 9, 2013 2:48 PM

INVSN. DO NOT MISS THEM AT CMJ. Their self titled album is out now.

Posted by bobby | October 10, 2013 2:57 PM

Where is Marc Kinchen and Jessy Lanza on the schedule?

Posted by Gillian | October 15, 2013 4:08 PM

The Neighborhood absolutely killed T5. And that new video for Afraid is pretty dope too

Posted by bobby | October 26, 2013 5:44 PM

what a long list

Posted by ait ben haddou | December 17, 2013 12:29 PM

This is great! Love how much it reminds me of Barratt 

Posted by Chase | January 27, 2014 12:16 PM

Ponyboy is the best. Love to listen him!

Posted by Daniel | January 30, 2014 2:50 AM

CMJ 2013 initial line-up released.

Posted by engmanfan | March 29, 2014 5:36 PM

good work! definitely worth checking out over CMJ

Posted by acompanhantes | April 5, 2014 9:57 AM

I want to attend the next marathon, can someone tell me what procedures so I do not miss that opportunity?

Posted by massagem rio | April 9, 2014 7:50 PM

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