CMJ Music Marathon is proud to announce performances by THE KNIFE, THE BLACK KEYS, THE SLITS and more as part of CMJ 2006, which runs from October 31 - November 4, 2006 at Lincoln Center and 50+ music venues across New York City. Featuring more than 1,000 acts—plus panel discussions, FilmFest events and much more, CMJ Music Marathon lives up to its name again once again in 2006.

A few highlights from the initial CMJ 2006 lineup include:

The Stockholm-based brother and sister duo, The Knife, bring the United States debut of their dark fusion of technology and emotion to CMJ Music Marathon. Their latest effort, Silent Shout (Mute), is currently climbing its way to the top of CMJ's Radio charts.

The Slits, one of the most significant punk bands of the late 70s, recently reunited and recorded their first new material in twenty years. Now front woman Ari Up is bringing them to the USA for their first full-length tour in over two and a half decades.

2006 Mercury Prize nominees Hot Chip continues to tour in support of their home-recorded electro adventure The Warning (Astralwerks/DFA). They'll be bringing the infectious dance party back to NYC as part of their latest victory lap through the US.

With their fuzzed-out guitar riffs, heavy drums, growling vocals and clever lyrical twists, The Black Keys have managed to take their unlikely sound to a massive audience. Due in September, Magic Potion-their first album for Nonesuch—is their grittiest and most stripped down album to date.

Legendary DJ and producer, Madlib will be featured on a new tribute to Adult Swim: Peanut Butter Wolf presents Adult Swim & Stones Throw's CHROME CHILDREN, a CD/DVD by Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf, due out in October.


The Knife * The Slits * Hot Chip * The Black Keys * Madlib * Ben Lee * Deerhoof * Blonde Redhead * The Boy Least Likely To * Blue Cheer * Joseph Arthur * Erase Errata * Green Milk from the Planet Orange * Holly Golightly * Cold War Kids * Silversun Pickups * Califone * White Whale * hellogoodbye * Anathallo * Dr. Dog * Professor Murder * Archie Bronson Outfit * Keren Ann * Brother Ali * Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin * Oakley Hall * These Arms Are Snakes * Micah P. Hinson * Portastatic * P.O.S. * Cloud Cult * Jason Forrest Band * Thunderbirds Are Now! * Strike Anywhere * Percee P * Mute Math * Suzanne Vega * Extra Golden * 120 Days * and many more to be announced

Now that the showcase application deadline has passed, the schedule is beginning to take shape and hundreds more artists will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit for up-to-the-minute news about New York's largest music event and don't miss your once in a lifetime chance to catch the hottest new music in rock, hip-hop, electronica, world music, jazz and more, right here in the music capital of the world. Check back often for updates.

*All CMJ Music Marathon events, performers and participants are SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

About CMJ Network Inc.

CMJ Network connects music fans and music industry professionals with the best in new music through interactive media, live events and print. offers a digital music discovery service, information resources, and community to new music fans, professionals, and artists. CMJ Events produces the legendary CMJ Music Marathon, the largest and longest-running music industry event of its kind, and CMJ Rock Hall Music Fest, produced in partnership with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. CMJ New Music Monthly, the first consumer magazine to include a bound-in CD sampler, is the leading publication for the emerging music enthusiast. The weekly music business trade magazine CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ Access is an integrated marketing agency specializing in providing its clients unparalleled access to the college and young adult demographic and emerging music world. Log on to for more information about all of CMJ's products and services.

[Published on: 8/16/06]

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