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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Natalie Merchant, Hey Champ and Bad Buka just played shows in New York. WNYC music lovers were in the audience to capture all the action. See the slideshow.

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Gig Alerts: Gold Motel

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

This indie pop outfit fronted by Greta Morgan of the Hush Sound roll into town tonight to play the Knitting Factory. Download their endearing track "Perfect in My Mind."

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Gig Alerts: Amy Speace

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

This actress-turned-musician will play the Living Room tonight. Download her rootsy, heartbroken track "The Killer in Me."

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Gig Alerts: Lay Low

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Icelandic indie folk star who's long been a favorite in her homeland opens for Horse Feathers tonight at Mercury Lounge. Download her sweet track "By and By."

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Parks and Silent Recreation

Monday, May 03, 2010

Does noise in the city parks bother you? Enough to keep you from using them? Tell Soundcheck.

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Gig Alerts: Horse Feathers

Monday, May 03, 2010

This indie folk outfit have a new album out, and they'll be playing Union Hall tonight. Download their warm track "Belly of June."

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Gig Alerts: Royal Forest

Monday, May 03, 2010

The Austin-based band formerly known as Loxsly are currently on tour supporting their new EP, and they roll into town tonight to play Glasslands Gallery. Download their new track "Courtesy in Decline."

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Gig Alerts: Sara Serpa Trio

Monday, May 03, 2010

The Portuguese jazz singer and her trio will play tonight at the intimate Bar Next Door, downstairs from La Lanterna di Vittorio. Download her enchanting track "10 Longos Dias de Chuva" ("10 Long Days of Rain").

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Gig Alerts: Hila Plitmann

Friday, April 30, 2010

The soprano and new opera darling will star in Paola Prestini’s "Oceanic Verses" Saturday at New York City Opera's VOX Contemporary American Opera Lab at NYU. Download a track from her Grammy-winning recording of the John Corigliano opera "Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems Of Bob Dylan."

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Gig Alerts: Paquito D'Rivera Sextet

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Cuban saxophonist and clarinetist will preview some new pieces with his specially selected sextet this weekend at the Jazz Standard. Download his upbeat track "Chiquita Blues."

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Gig Alerts: Passe Montagne

Friday, April 30, 2010

The European experimental power trio play Zebulon Sunday night. Download their dynamic track "Lowcost Deluxe."

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Soundcheck CD Picks of the Week

Thursday, April 29, 2010

This week’s picks feature music from a bassist keen on exploring other instruments and a Seattle prog rock staple.

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Barely Thinking About Baring it All

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Is nudity in music just a gimmick? Are Americans too hung up about it? Tell Soundcheck.

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Gig Alerts: Cold Cave

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The dark synth pop band takes the stage at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download their pulsing track "Theme From Tomorrowland."

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Gig Alerts: Abigail Washburn & the Shanghai Restoration Project

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Last year the banjoist went electronic on an album benefiting victims of the 2008 Chinese Earthquake. Tonight she teams up with David Liang of the Shanghai Restoration Project for a special performance at NYU. Download the track "Sala."

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Gig Alerts: Hess Is More

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The eccentric electro-pop project of Danish mastermind Mikkel Hess plays Nublu tonight. Download the slinky track "Never."

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Arts Salaries – Leading by Example

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Do you think the directors of arts institutions are fairly paid? Tell Soundcheck.

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Gig Alerts: Finn Riggins

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This offbeat indie pop trio love to tour, and tonight they roll into the city to play Cake Shop. Download their quirky, soaring track "Dali."

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Gig Alerts: The Infamous Stringdusters

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Nashville bluegrass collective will be playing Southpaw tonight. Download their new track "All the Same."

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Gig Alerts: Frightened Rabbit

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Scottish indie rock band play a special acoustic in-store set tonight before they head to Webster Hall for their sold out show. Download their track "Swim Until You Can't See Land."

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