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Gig Alerts: Burkina Electric

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Afro-electric outfit perform at the Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden. Download their eclectic jam "Sankar Yaaré."

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Siren Festival

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Saturday, July 17

The 10th Annual Siren Music Festival descends on Coney Island with its biggest line-up ever, featuring 14 bands, including indie-pop darlings Matt and Kim.  Click here for our picks.

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Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, July 28 through Sunday, August 15

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Lincoln Center Out Of Doors.

It's two and a half weeks of shows on a half-dozen stages.

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Whitney Live

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Friday, July 2 through Friday, August 27

Friday nights at the Whitney Live series provide free concerts in the lower gallery and sculpture court with admission. No fear, it's pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6-9pm. But note, there are no special tickets or reservations. So if your summer Fridays haven't started, or don't exist, jump uptown right after work to guarantee a spot downstairs.

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The Guggenheim's Dark Sounds Concert Series

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday, July 15 through Friday, September 3

Click here for show list and dates.

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Bang On A Can Marathon

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sunday, June 27

Bang On A Can notes its marathon as "Lollapalooza advised by the ghost of John Cage". Founded in 1987, the celebration consists of a mass of musicians, composers, and listeners collaborating on uninterrupted live ear-bending border-crossing music from around the corner and around the globe.

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Northside Festival

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday, June 24 through Sunday, June 27

While there are hundreds and hundreds of bands in this music-plosion, click here for a curated list of our picks.

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BAM's R&B Festival

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday, June 24 through Thursday, August 5

Each Thursday at high-noon in downtown Brooklyn, hip-hop and world music can be found. For free! It's all part of BAM's R&B Festival held on the lawn at MetroTech Commons.

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Celebrate Brooklyn!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 through Sunday, August 8, 2010

Click here for our picks.

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Gig Alerts: Viernes

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tonight the Florida dream pop outfit play Union Hall. Download their knotty track "Honest Parade."

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Gig Alerts: The Fiery Furnaces

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The brother-sister indie rock duo play Maxwell's tonight. Download their new version of their track "Keep Me in the Dark."

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Gig Alerts: Roy Hargrove Big Band

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The eclectic and acclaimed trumpeter performs with his big band at the Highline Ballroom tonight. Download his bluesy track "Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey."

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Gig Alerts: Tortoise

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The acclaimed post-rock band play Le Poisson Rouge tonight as part of the Carefusion Jazz Festival. Download their dynamic track "Prepare Your Coffin."

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Gig Alerts: Hank & Cupcakes

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The minimalist pop duo play a free show at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Download their disco-tinged track "Ain't No Love."

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Gig Alerts: Joel Harrison and Anupam Shobhakar

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The revered sarod player teams up with guitarist Joel Harrison for an evening of new compositions at Cornelia Street Cafe. Download his cryptic tune "Way of the Warrior."

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No Cover: John Hollenbeck’s Large Ensemble

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Composer and percussionist John Hollenbeck leads a 19-person experimental jazz ensemble well beyond traditional big band swing-era clichés.

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No Cover: Bernie Worrell & SociaLybrium

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Keyboardist Bernie Worrell’s quartet brings the funky, hard rock fusion to wake the dead at this year’s Undead Jazz Festival. Stream their entire set right here.

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No Cover: Matthew Shipp

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Avant garde jazz pianist, composer and bandleader, Matthew Shipp gave a mesmerizing solo performance at the Undead Jazz Festival. This stream is no longer available. Matthew Shipp will be including this live performance as part of a February 2011 two album release. You can find more details for the album by clicking right here.

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No Cover: Michael League

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Michael League is a young composer and bassist whose funk jazz quintet played one of the Undead Jazz Festivals final sets. He performed as the Michael League/Ari Hoenig Group with John Ellis, Sam Barsh & Mike Maher from Snarky Puppy on flugelhorn.

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No Cover: Graham Haynes / Hardedge

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Experimental electronic duo Graham Haynes/Hardedge played at Le Poisson Rouge as part of the Undead Jazz Festival. Stream their entire set right here.

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