CMJ (like SXSW) is an annual NYC music festival that consists of many shows in all of the traditional venues. It takes place this year from October 21-25th. Broken Social Scene at Masonic Temple is a CMJ show. Crystal Castles / Fujiya & Miyagi / Who Made Who at Webster Hall is a CMJ show. They Might Be Giants at (le) poisson rouge is a CMJ show. Individual tickets are sold for those shows or you can attempt to get into them with your CMJ festival badge which also gets you into all the daytime panels (the educational stuff). CMJ officially announced the following today:

2008 will continue that tradition, with CMJ Music Marathon highlighting the best new music first, featuring performances from artists that span genres including alternative, rock, electronic, hip-hop, metal, Americana, world, jazz and so much more. It's virtually assured that many future breakout bands will be playing the 2008 CMJ Music Marathon. Artists confirmed so far for the 28th annual CMJ Music Marathon include:

3OH!3, A Place to Bury Strangers, Aa, Adept Aggrolites, AIDS Wolf Albertans, Amazing Baby Ambulance Ltd, An Albatross Ane Brun, Anna Ternheim Annuals, Anthony Green Arbouretum, Ariel Pink and Geneva Jacuzzi, Bailiff, Beach House, Benji Cossa, Black Hollies, Black Taxi, BM Linx, Bonne Aparte

Broken Social Scene, Brighton, MA, Canasta, Canon Logic, Caroline Weeks, Catcall, Charles Burst, Coathangers, Cool Kids, Cotton Jones, Crystal Castles, Cut Off Your Hands, Deanna Devore

Death Vessel, Deerhoof, Del McCoury Band, Delta Spirit, Die! Die! Die!, Dive Index, DMBQ, Donavon Frankenreiter, Doug Paisley, Dungen, Eagle Seagull, Envy On The Coast, Experimental Dental School, Fiasco, Flying, Franki Chan, Fujiya & Miyagi, Gang Gang Dance, Gliss

Growing, HeartsRevolution, Hecuba, Hey Rosetta, Higgins, High Places, Hollywood Holt, Hospital Bombers, IRAN, James Jackson Toth, Japanese Motors, Jay Reatard, Joe Pug, Juliana Hatfield

Jupiter One, Karkwa, King Khan & The BBQ Show, Lacona, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Let's Go To War, Life and Times, Looker , Lykke Li, Magnetic Morning, Margot and the Nuclear So-and-Sos, Marissa Nadler, Marnie Stern, Matt Duke, Matthew Dear, Micachu, Mike Bones, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Minus the Bear, Mirah

Monotonix, mother mother, Natalie Walker, Needers & Givers, No Kids, Nouvellas, Oakley Hall, Octopus Project, Other Lives, Oxford Collapse, Parts and Labor, Peephole, Pegasuses-XL, Pit er Pat, Plastic Little, Pontiak, Portastatic, Princeton, Psychic Ills, Rainbow Arabia, Real Ones, Rebecca Pidgeon, Restaurant, Rio en Medio

Rocketship Park, Roisin Murphy, Ruby Suns, Rumspringa, Said the Whale, Savoir Adore, School of Seven Bells, Screens, Shad, Shellshag, Sian Alice Group, Sky Cries Mary, Sole and Skyrider Band, sPADH, Takka Takka, Terry Lynn, The Apes, The Broken West, The Dears

The Homosexuals, The Mae Shi, The Moin Non Plus, The Music Tapes, The Muslims, The New Number Two, The Octagon, The Psychic Paramount, The Rosebuds, The Takeover UK, The Two Man Gentlemen Band, The Unsacred Hearts, The Virgins, Theresa Andersson, They Might Be Giants, TK Webb, Tunnels To Holland, Two Spot Gobi, Violens, Vivian Girls, Whomadewho, Wild Light, Will Hoge, Woods, Wye Oak, Yip Yip, Yo Majesty

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