CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival isn’t scared to tell you that its latest lineup of bands is its heaviest yet. Weighing in at just under 900 artists, this third round card features both will-be contenders and world champions alike. We couldn’t possibly list every single fighter by name below (click here for that!), so this is just a quick roll call, from A-to-Z:

araabMUZIK, Braids, Cerebral Ballzy, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Exitmusic, French Montana, Gauntlet Hair, Hindi Zahra, Islands, Jacuzzi Boys, Kate Miller-Heidke, Lord Huron, Main Attrakionz, Nina Nastasia, Outernational, Parts & Labor, Quilt, Rusted Root, Seekae, Trash Talk, Unstoppable Death Machines, Vockah Redu, Weekend, Xylos, Young Prisms, and Zambri

The fight’s not over, of course. Hundreds more acts, still, will be announced in the coming weeks, so check back soon for the latest artist updates. CMJ Music Marathon 2011 will be held in New York City from October 18-22.

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music and cutting-edge films. For five nonstop days and nights, CMJ features over 1300 live performances in more than 80 of New York City’s most storied nightclubs and theaters. In addition to killer performances and exciting films, CMJ 2011 will present over 70 informative panels with renowned speakers, an Entertainment Business Law Seminar and the much beloved College Day for college and non-commercial radio programmers.

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