CMJ Fest 2012's Initial Lineup: GZA, Walkmen, MNDR, More

WRITTEN BY
Kory Grow

The organizers behind the CMJ Music Marathon have begun announcing the bands and artists playing the five-day event this fall. Some of the most notable ones announced so far include Wu-Tang's GZA, Gotye collaborator Kimbra, folk bleaters Mountain Goats, indie rockers the Walkmen, grindcore noiseniks Pig Destroyer, ATL rapper Killer Mike, glammy garage rocker King Tuff, electro-popster MNDR, hip-hop firebrand Talib Kweli and dance-music duo the Presets. These artists will perform all over New York City, from October 16 to October 20. The conference will also offer music-industry-focused panel discussions about social media, the current state of A&R and, of course, the obligatory "Surprising Rise of EDM" discussion, among others. For more info on the full event, click here.

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