Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 10.42.46 AMAnd here you thought the iPhone 6S was going to be the biggest announcement of the day. CMJ just dropped the initial lineup for this year’s music marathon, coming up October 13 and 17. Among the neon-worthy highlights: local label Neon Gold will be doing a showcase while Neon Indian will be performing cuts off of his first album in four years, due out next month. Local favorites like Titus Andronicus, LODRO, The Men, and Juan Wauters are in the mix, and the international acts range from Australian rapper Allday to Belgian indie rock band Balthazar to Norwegian psych rockers Death By Unga Bunga. Mercury Rev will be repping the old guard while Perfect Pussy is among the more recent breakout acts.

This year’s conference will be headquartered at Dream Downtown — in the meatpacking district, of all places. But rest assured shows will take place throughout downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. Have a look at the initial lineup of artists and showcases below. Badges for the five-day affair are $199 for students and $449 for olds.

Artists
Acid Dad
Allday
Arrows Of Love
Bad Veins
Balthazar
BØRNS
British India
Car Seat Headrest
Catfish and The Bottlemen
Death By Unga Bunga
Dent May
Destruction Unit
Diet Cig
DRINKS
Eternal Summers
Ex Hex
Frankie Cosmos
Fraser A. Gorman
Glass Animals
Hockey Dad
Jamie N Commons
JPNSGRLS
Juan Wauters
Kasami Washington
Kero Kero Bonito
LODRO
Marlon Williams
Mercury Rev
METHYL ETHYL
Michael Rault
Motion City Soundtrack
Nai Harvest
Neon Indian
Ngaiire
Panda Bear
Perfect Pussy
Pinact
Pompeya
Portomartyr
Potty Mouth
Saint Pé
Shannon And The Clams
Son Little
Sunbeam Sound Machine
Surf Rock Is Dead
The Babe Rainbow
The Big Moon
The Henry Millers
The Joy Formidable
The Men
The Wonder Years
The Word
Titus Andronicus
Tobias Jesso Jr.
Vomitface
Walking Shapes
Wet Leather
WOMPS

Showcases
ASCAP
ATO
Austin Psychfest
Bayonet
BBC
Bella Union
Berklee School of Music
BMI/HD Radio
BRIC JazzFest
Brooklyn Vegan
CAA
Communion
FLOOD Magazine
Flowerbooking
Harvest Records
High Road Touring
Inland Empire Touring
Neon Gold
Panache Booking
Paradigm
SESAC
Sub Pop Records
The Syndicate
Wild Honey Pie
Windish Agency