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CMJ Lineup: Surfer Blood, Greg Dulli, Ghostface Killah


The first wave of artists for the annual music, schmoozing, and booze marathon that is New York City’s CMJ Festival have been unveiled, and the lineup is already worth the five sleepless nights and hungover mornings: Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Greg Dulli, Surfer Blood, Dean & Britta, Bayside, the Blow, Senses Fail, Langhorne Slim, Two Door Cinema Club, School of Seven Bells, and hundreds of others will all rock Manhattan October 19-23. Start training now.

Other highlights include singer/songwriter Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra, who will debut their Bad Books project; lovebirds Dean And Britta playing alongside Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests (a series of silent film portraits of celebrities and the artist’s friends); and Denver gypsy punk outfit DeVotchKa performing in a circus tent.

And there’s more: Four Tet, Helmet, Lissie, Foreign Exchange, Katzenjammer, Kristen Schall & Friends, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Salem, Small Black, Big Freedia, Dominique Young Unique, Angus & Julia Stone, Frankie and the Heartstrings, and Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr. will also perform.

See the lineup here, and check back as (many, many, many) more artists are added to the bill. (Over 1,200 bands in total will perform). To buy passes to the CMJ Music Marathon, click here.

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