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My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear Set for CBGB Salute

The Wallflowers, Divine Fits, James Murphy will also perform at Times Square gig

Jim James of My Morning Jacket performs in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
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September 30, 2013 11:40 AM ET

My Morning Jacket and Grizzly Bear will take over New York's Times Square with a massive free show on October 12th. They'll be joined by the Wallflowers and Spoon singer Britt Daniel's Divine Fits, along with a DJ set by DFA Records honcho and former LCD Soundsystem leader James Murphy.

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The show is a part of this year's CBGB Music and Film Festival, which kicks off October 8th and runs through October 13th in New York. Meat Puppets, Spank Rock, Lisa Loeb, Atlas Genius, Amanda Blank, Hani El Khatib and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are also set to perform. The festival will start off in a big way with the U.S. premiere of CBGB on October 8th. More information is available on the CBGB Festival website.

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