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Gig Alerts: Christy & Emily

Friday, May 14, 2010

The curious, atmospheric indie folk duo play Union Pool Friday night. Download their striking, beautiful track "Little World."

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Gig Alerts: Blitz the Ambassador

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Ghanaian-born, New York-based rapper performs tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. Download his fiery, gospel-tinged track "Something to Believe."

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Gig Alerts: Beach Fossils

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The fuzzed-out guitar pop outfit play Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Download their track "Youth," from their self-titled debut out later this month.

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Gig Alerts: Alan Ferber Nonet with Strings

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The trombonist celebrates the release of his latest album tonight at the Jazz Gallery. Download his transcendent new track "The River."

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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: Ljova and the Kontraband

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The eclectic chamber music ensemble led by Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin play Littlefield tonight. Download their tango-influence track "Mnemosyne."

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Gig Alerts: Clare and the Reasons

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The charming indie pop duo play Joe's Pub tonight. Download their bittersweet track "Ooh You Hurt Me So."

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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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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