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Gig Alerts: Effi Briest

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The all-girl art pop band just released their debut album Rhizomes. Download their trippy song "Mirror Rims," then seen them tonight at Union Pool.

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Gig Alerts: Bill Frisell - 858 Quartet

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The versatile guitarist and his string quartet begin a six-night stint at the Village Vanguard tonight. Download the live track "Cluck Old Hen."

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Gig Alerts: Teletextile

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

This ambitious indie pop trio is finishing up a new album and they'll play Pianos tonight. Download "I Don't Know How to Act Here," an exclusive track from their forthcoming album Reflector.

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Gig Alerts: Ane Brun

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Norwegian singer-songwriter performs tonight at Bowery Ballroom. Download "Rubber and Soul," her sweet, folky duet with songwriter Teitur.

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Gig Alerts: Phosphorescent

Monday, May 10, 2010

Matthew Houck, the Southern songsmith behind the one-man band Phosphorescent, performs at Other Music tonight on the eve of releasing his new album Here's to Taking It Easy. Download his twangy, melancholy track "Mermaid Parade."

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Gig Alerts: Tia Fuller

Monday, May 10, 2010

This saxophonist is equally comfortably playing bop and Beyoncé. Tonight she celebrates the release of her newest album Decisive Steps with a CD release show at Dizzy's. Download the album's title track.

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Gig Alerts: TriBeCaStan and the FolklOrkestra

Friday, May 07, 2010

The incredibly eclectic duo, who delight in world music mash-ups, celebrate the release of their new album 5 Star Cave Saturday at Joe's Pub. Download their gypsy jazz style track "Dizzy in the Dunes."

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Gig Alerts: Sharon Van Etten

Friday, May 07, 2010

The Brooklyn songstress will headline a show at Union Hall Friday night. Download her beautifully melancholy track "Love More."

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Gig Alerts: Sleigh Bells

Friday, May 07, 2010

The much-buzzed about Brooklyn noise pop duo play Coco 66 on Friday. Download their new track "Tell 'Em."

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No Cover: Up Died Sound

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Instrumental experimental rock trio Up Died Sound performed at Zebulon, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Stream the whole set here.

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No Cover: Michael Blake

Thursday, May 06, 2010

New York jazz-scene stalwart Michael Blake recently performed at Barbes. Stream the entire set right here.

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Gig Alerts: Kenny Garrett Band

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The highly celebrated, highly versatile saxophonist is currently performing at the Iridium. Download his gorgeous, spiritual track "Intro to Africa."

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Gig Alerts: Family of the Year

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Americana-infused, Los Angeles-based sextet play Maxwell's tonight. Download their summery track "Chugjug."

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Gig Alerts: Bear Hands

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The homegrown buzz band open for As Tall As Lions tonight at the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. Download their new track "Can't Stick Em."

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Duncan Sheik's AM JAMZ

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Check out Duncan Sheik's commuter playlist, and post your own.

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Gig Alerts: Shout Out Louds

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Swedish indie rockers will be playing Webster Hall tonight. Download their frank, energetic track "Walls."

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Gig Alerts: Washed Out

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Southern chillwave darling will be playing at the Bell House tonight. Download his murky, groovy song "Track 7."

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Gig Alerts: Hooray for Earth

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The indie rock quartet celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a show at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download their catchy, breezy track "Surrounded by Your Friends."

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Rob Swift's AM JAMZ

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

DJ Rob Swift plays music like other people play sports.  His under-the-leg, behind-the-back scratching moves are equal parts performance and music.

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Live From WNYC: OK Go

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

OK Go made music and internet history with the video for their song "Here It Goes Again." It won them a Grammy for Best Short-Form Music Video in 2007.

This year, a scuffle over embedding rights for their latest eye-catching video, "This Too Shall Pass," led the band to leave EMI and form their own label. They performed songs from their album, The Blue Colour of the Sky, in the Soundcheck studio.

Stream the entire Soundcheck interview here

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