CMJ 2013 announces initial lineup for fall festival

This year's performers will include Real Estate, Pictureplane, Saul Williams and the Helio Sequence.

Kim Ann Foxman raises her hands and the roof. Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

Kim Ann Foxman raises her hands and the roof. Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

It's never too early to start thinking about fall concerts, and it looks like the organizers behind this year's CMJ Music Marathon are getting ready to rumble; they've announced the initial list of performers for October's festival, and it includes some big guns like Real Estate, Pictureplane and TEEN.

In recent years, the college-radio–aimed music festival has included the likes of the Mountain Goats, the Walkmen and Atlas Sound. According to BrooklynVegan, this year's lineup is shaping up to be a good one, with performers like spoken-word artist Saul Williams and Portland, Oregon–based rock bands Menomena and the Helio Sequence set to take the stage, too.

CMJ 2013 will hit town from October 15 through 19, and you can catch shows at venues all over the city; check out the festival's website for more details as it draws closer.

What do you think? Tell us below!

Send tips and cat photos to:

Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob)

Time Out videos

Subscribe to Time Out New York on Spotify for playlists and recommendations from our Music team.

Check out New York's best restaurants, hottest street style, cool apartments and more.