CMJ 2007 kicks off in New York

Justice, Jack Penate, Simian Mobile Disco and hundreds more hit town

CMJ 2007 kicked off in New York today (October 16), with hundreds of bands flocking to the city for a week of gigs and showcases.

Acts both signed and unsigned are in town for the event, including Justice, Illinois, Ghostland Observatory, The Dead Trees and Death Of Fashion.

The Brit contingent is also there in full force with Jack Penate, Foals, 1990s, The Maccabees, Simian Mobile Disco and The Noisettes all taking part, while hotly-tipped locals A Place To Bury Strangers, Vampire Weekend and Tiny Masters Of Today will all also perform this week.

NME is hosting two parties at Lower East Side venue Annex this week – the first is tonight and features performances by Sam Champion, The Little Ones and Tiny Masters Of Today, while Thursday’s Club NME With Fred Perry Subculture will see performances by Mates Of State, We Are Wolves, Born In The Flood and hotly-tipped Floridians Black Kids.

Stay tuned to NME.COM all week for interviews, photos, news and reviews from CMJ 2007.

–By our New York staff.

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