It’s the event that’s launched hundreds of careers, and one that’s certainly prompted the burning of millions of CD-Rs. CMJ’s annual Music Marathon released its first list of scheduled performers for this year’s installment, which is scheduled for Sept. 14-17 at venues throughout New York. Tops on the list is the Arcade Fire, a band whose meteoric rise blasted into overdrive at last year’s Marathon. Indie rapper Atmosphere, !!!, Dungen, and the Hold Steady are among the more recognizable names announced so far.
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