Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Zealand Music Commission Kicks Off The 2011 CMJ Music Marathon

Once again it’s time for the CMJ Music Marathon and it will take place at (le) Poisson Rouge in New York City beginning on October 18. The New Zealand Music Commission will be hosting the opening night events. This year’s line-up features many rising bands including the electro-pop; alternative sounds of Princess Chelsea and Pikachunes. Also performing are the amazing rock trios, Popstrangers and Street Chant bringing their brand of alternative, punk grooves. Rounding out the eclectic sounds presented by the New Zealand Music Commission is the folk rock aspects of Two Cartoons and the gentle acoustic strumming of Tiny Ruins. These are only some of the bands that will be on display all weekend in New York. If you would like to know more about some of the bands performing throughout the weekend, please visit

There will be over 100 bands will be performing each day at this 5-day long event. Also to be showcased are many short film projects by some of today’s up-and-coming film makers. The opening night will feature Pearl Jam’s film “Twenty” which was directed by Cameron Crowe and has been receiving high praise since its release last month. For more information about the 2011 CMJ Music Festival, please visit

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