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CMJ Music Marthon reveals first batch of ’09 performers

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Exactly two months and one day from today, the CMJ Music Marathon will again descend on New York City to bring five sleepless, alcohol fueled, mind-numbing days of epic music proportions.

Today, organizers gave us a taste of what will be included in this fun, this in the form of the first batch of the 1,200 artists scheduled to perform at 75 of city’s venues between from October 20th and 24th. Among them are Atlas Sound, The Temper Trap, The Very Best, Pissed Jeans, and múm. Crystal Antlers, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Das Racist, Pitbull, Broadcast, and Japandroids are all also confirmed, as are The Budos Band, Malajube, Suckers, Screaming Females, Local Natives, Margret Cho, and Zac Brown Band.

“CMJ prides itself on musically taking chances by striving to present the most innovative and cutting-edge new music,” said CMJ Music Marathon Founder and Executive Producer Joanne Abbot Green. “As has been the case for 29 years, CMJ curates the best in new artists for fans and music business tastemakers to enjoy. As with each festival, we look for ways on how to make the experience more exciting for our attendees from around the world.”

Registration for this year’s Marathon is currently ongoing at cmj.com. As of now, Five-day passes are priced at $475 ($285 for students), while VIP passes can be had for $750.

Additional artist announcements will be made in the weeks ahead. Stay up to date on all official, confirmed, and rumored acts at our CMJ Music Marathon Outlook page.

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