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Gig Alert: Titus Andronicus

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The New Jersey rabble-rousers play the NAG Benefit at Glasslands Gallery tonight. Download their raucous track "A More Perfect Union."

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Gig Alert: Hiromi

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The jubilant, energetic pianist begins a stint at Blue Note tonight. Download her playful tune "Choux a la creme."

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Gig Alert: Tom Hamilton, id m theft able and Al Margolis

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

This trio of electronic experimentalists perform tonight at the Stone. Download the surreal spoken word track "He Can't Take You With Him."

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Gig Alert: Sean Bones

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Last summer's surprise indie-reggae artist plays Mercury Lounge tonight. Download the freewheeling track "Let's Do Somethin' Else."

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Gig Alert: Nite Jewel

Monday, August 16, 2010

L.A.'s lo-fi, synth-loving darlings play a free show at Other Music tonight. Download her new track "Am I Real?"

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Gig Alert: Growing

Monday, August 16, 2010

The noise trio plays the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center tonight. Download the Partytime remix of their track "Short Circuit."

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Gig Alert: Spanglish Fly

Monday, August 16, 2010

This homegrown outfit is reigniting the sound of Latin soul every Monday night in August at Barbes. Download their take on the classic R&B tune "Think."

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Gig Alerts: Khaira Arby

Friday, August 13, 2010

The stunning Malian singer brings her powerful desert blues to the Shrine and to Zebulon this weekend. Download her stirring "Goumou."

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Gig Alerts: Maps & Atlases

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Chicago band brings its complex rock to the Knitting Factory on Friday. Download their layered, knotty track "Solid Ground."

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Gig Alerts: Miniature Tigers

Friday, August 13, 2010

These indie poppers have a new album out, and they'll take the stage at Mercury Lounge on Friday. Download their blippy charmer "Gold Skull."

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No Cover: French Art Pop Duo 'Holden'

Thursday, August 12, 2010

While the French art pop duo Holden is well known in Europe and in South America (they're huge in Chile), Armelle Pioline's smokey vocals and Dominique Dépret's electric strum could be heard at quaint, intimate venues on their last trip to New York City. Holden played six times during the ten days the group was in town, and one of them was at Williamsburg's Euro outpost Zebulon.

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Gig Alerts: Slammin All-Body Band

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The groove-rooted a cappella and beatboxing ensemble perform at the International Body Music Festival and Lincoln Center tonight. Download their infectious track "Body Music 1."

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Gig Alerts: Jeff "Tain" Watts Quartet

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The star drummer of the jazz world begins a four-night stint with his quartet at the Jazz Standard this evening. Download his powerful track "Return of the Jitney Man."

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Gig Alerts: Ty Segall

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The prolific garage rocker plays Cake Shop tonight. Download his tripped-out stomper "Caesar."

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Gig Alerts: JJ Grey & Mofro

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This bluesy Southern charmer performs a special solo acoustic show tonight at City Winery. Download his new track "The Sweetest Thing."

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Gig Alerts: Memoryhouse

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The dulcet pop duo from Ontario perform at Mercury Lounge tonight. Download their dreamy, minimalist tune "Bonfire."

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Gig Alerts: The Kissaway Trail

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Danish quintet open for Wild Beasts tonight at the Highline Ballroom. Download their epic pop tune "Beat Your Heartbeat."

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No Cover: Michael Rother and Friends Play the Music Of Neu!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

German experimental musician and composer Michael Rother recruited Steve Shelley, of Sonic Youth, and Aaron Mullan, of Tall Firs, to form Hallogallo 2010, a group which is playing Neu!'s electronic rock music live for the first time in 35 years. Rother and friends recently performed at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival.

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Gig Alerts: Holden

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The French pop band bring their modern take on chanson to Zebulon tonight. Download their moody, lilting track "Madrid."

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Shots You Snapped: Holly Miranda, Jack Penate, The XX, Chairlift, Gil Scott Heron

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Last week Holly Miranda led a sing-along in Prospect Park, Jack Penate shared the Summerstage with The XX and Chairlift in Central Park, and Gil Scott Heron got low at Marcus Garvy Park in Harlem. 

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