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Gig Alert: Home Video

Monday, October 18, 2010

The electronic rock duo Home Video builds electro-minimalist rock with sampling, synthesizers, keys, guitars, and live drums. Download the band's "The Smoke" for free here.

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Gig Alert: Avishai Cohen

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bassist and bandleader Avishai Cohen plays his world music-inflected contemporary jazz at the Winter Garden tonight. Download his "Alon Basela" here.

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Gig Alert: Seabear

Friday, October 15, 2010

Download the Icelandic group's "Lion Face Boy," along with a bonus FM Belfast remix. Plus, video!

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Gig Alerts: Stile Antico

Friday, October 15, 2010

Stile Antico is a young early music choral group from Britain that sings spellbinding motets and madrigals from the Tudor era. Download the group's rendition of Byrd's "Ecce Virgo Con...

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Gig Alert: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Indian-American saxophone hotshot Rudresh Mahanthappa teams up with octogenarian master Bunky Green for four straight nights at the Jazz Standard. Download the duo's "Summit" here.

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Gig Alert: Tom Tom Club

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tom Tom Club is the side project of Talking Heads members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, who accidently changed hip-hop and R&B history with "Genius of Love," a funky pop cut that ha...

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Gig Alert: Dungen

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Swedish band Dungen enters its second decade with the release of a sixth album, Skit I Allt, behind producer, composer, singer and founding member Gustav Ejstes. Download the trac...

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Gig Alert: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The 13-piece Spanish Harlem Orchestra, led by veteran arranger Oscar Hernández is one of the last hometown groups that keeps New York dancers twirling to classic salsa dura sounds. Ca...

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Gig Alert: Nat Baldwin

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Dirty Projectors bassist Nat Baldwin turns experimental musical ideas into sweet sounding pop music, armed with his bowed double bass and cooing voice. Download his "Lifted" here.

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Gig Alert: The Thirteenth Assembly

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum's contemporary jazz supergroup the Thirteenth Assembly plays the Issue Project Room Tonight. Download the group's playful "Chantal" here.

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Gig Alert: Roy Paci

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Scicilian trumpeter and bandleader Roy Paci used to be a sideman for Manu Chao, and it shows in his brand of globalist pop. Download his "Todo Joia Toda Beleza," featuring Manu himsel...

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Gig Alert: Johanna and the Dusty Floor

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

In her debut EP, Australian piano playing songstress Johanna Cranitch sprinkles tender harmonies onto her dusty floor pop project. Download the track "Forest of Sorrows" right here. 

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Gig Alert: Noxious Foxes

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Brooklyn's Noxious Foxes creates music so dense and loud, it’s hard to imagine there are only two of them. Get a free download of "Texting Women" here.

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Gig Alert: 9 Volt Circuistry with Rick Parker

Monday, October 11, 2010

9 Volt Circuistry is a trio led by trombonist and New York native Rick Parker and Israeli guitarist Eyal Maoz. Download the live version of "Improvisation 9" here.

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No Cover: Hermeto Pascoal

Monday, October 11, 2010

Multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal, at 74-years young, is a legendary and wildly experimental jazz musician beloved throughout his native Brazil. He recently played Lincoln Center Out Of Doors.

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Gig Alert: Pat Bianchi

Monday, October 11, 2010

Rochester, NY native Pat Bianchi has performed extensively since age of 12 and has become one of the best Hammond B-3 jazz organists around. Download his "Blues Connotation" for free right here.

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Gig Alert: Jim Campilongo

Monday, October 11, 2010

This San Francisco born guitarist and composer has become a city staple with a residency at The Living Room on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He performs there every Monday with his Ele...

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Gig Alert: K'naan

Friday, October 08, 2010

Somali-Canadian rapper K'naan brings his pop-friendly, politically-tinged hip-hop to Webster Hall tonight. Download his single "Bam Bam" here.

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Gig Alert: Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn

Friday, October 08, 2010

Hotshot jazz pianist Vijay Iyer teams up with hotshot jazz pianist Craig Taborn for a performance at Columbia's Miller Theater tonight, their New York debut as a duo. Download Iyer's "One for Blount" here.

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Gig Alert: Helen Sung Quartet

Friday, October 08, 2010

Award-winning jazz pianist and composer Helen Sung hails from Houston, Texas and currently spends her time in New York City performing witha multitude of jazz masters. Download her l...

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