CMJ has announced 99% of their music line-up (they're still booking a few bands) and once again it looks like this highly anticipated event will live up to its reputation. The festival runs from October 20 - October 23, with 5 different venues and 7 shows. Some of the bands I'm excited to see: Swingset Committee, Bear Hands, Brahms, Anni Rossi, and Arpline.
For those of you who are not familiar with CMJ, it is not just about the music. The film component is still tba, but some of the panels look interesting (like "Hey Mr. DJ, Put A Record On…A Real One"). The fest is also introducing CMJ Play for the first time this year, a one day event that is a "cross-pollination of the vibrant cultural forces between music and gaming." This makes me immediately think of the 8-bit band Fang Island. Perhaps an appearance will be in store?
With general admission badges at a whopping $495 and student badges at $295, I have one word for you: Volunteer!