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GIg Alert: Charlie Hunter

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Multi-tasking jazz guitarist extraordinaire Charlie Hunter begins his Cameo residency tonight. Download his swinging, NOLA-style "Antoine" here.

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Gig Alert: Sabrina Lastman Quartet

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sabrina Lastman mixes jazz with an Afro-Uruguayan rhythm called candombe. Download her contemplative ballad "Color de Arena"

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Gig Alert: Dinowalrus

Monday, September 06, 2010

The psychedelic synth-punk of Dinowalrus gets a dreamy, extraterrestrial makeover on its latest single, "Phone Home." Download it here.

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Gig Alert: Sian Alice Group

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sian Ahern's elegant vocals more than compliment the minimalist touch on guitar, drums and piano played by Rupert Clervaux and Ben Crook in this song. Download Sian Alice Group's "White."

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Gig Alert: Fennesz

Friday, September 03, 2010

Austrian experimental musician Christian Fennesz perfoms digitally enhanced soundscapes for the ears. Download his track "Antonia" right here.

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Gig Alert: Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra

Friday, September 03, 2010

Tonight at Iridium, Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra plays Bjork covers with an 18-piece jazz orchestra. Download his freewheeling arrangement of the Icelandic singer's "Army of Me."

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Gig Alert: Snehasish Mozumder

Friday, September 03, 2010

Few know that the mandolin has a place on the Classical Indian stage. Snehasish Mozumder is one of his country’s mandolin masters. Download his track "Shyam on Eleven" here.

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Gig Alert: Vana Gierig

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Munich-born, New England Conservatory-learned jazz pianist and composer Vana Gierig plays Iridium tonight as part of Jazzkraut: "A Consortium of German Jazz". Download his "Low Features."

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Gig Alert: DJ Rehka

Thursday, September 02, 2010

DJ Rehka, New York's bhangra queen, performs at SOBs tonight. Download "Bhanghall," from her Basement Bhangra album.

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Gig Alert: The Hood Internet

Thursday, September 02, 2010

This Second City DJ duo has infused hip-hop beats into indie rock classics in four volumes of over 130 released tracks. Download "Chi City."

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Gig Alert: Wye Oak

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Folksy Wye Oak plays Mercury Lounge tonight. Download the group's "I Hope You Die."

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Gig Alert: Rupa and the April Fishes

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Tonight, World Music newcomers Rupa and the April Fishes play at Joe's Pub. Download "Espero La Luna," a gypsy-flavored ska romp from their upcoming album Este Mundo.

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Gig Alert: Gonzalo Grau y La Clave Secreta

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Gonzalo Grau y la Clave Secreta bring its jazzed-up Afro-Latin dance tunes to Joe's Pub tonight. Download the high-octane timba jam "Calle Luna, Calle Sol."

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Gig Alert: ELEW

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The "rock-jazz" pianist plays Highline tonight. Download his muscular solo-piano rendition of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

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Gig Alert: John Forté

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The former Fugees collaborator plays City Winery tonight. Download his new track "Focus Up."

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Gig Alert: Les Bicyclettes Blanches

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Woodstock/Paris. Folk/French. Les Bicyclettes Blanches also fuse funky punk into its musical collaborations with artists around the states and Europe. Download the group's drama-tinged introduction, "Hello-Hi".

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No Cover: EPMD

Monday, August 30, 2010

Long Island hip-hop legend EPMD rocked Queensbridge Park recently as part of the City Parks Foundation summer concert series.

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Gig Alert: Xenia Rubinos

Monday, August 30, 2010

This rising Brooklynite with a penchant for Latin rhythms and children's rhymes performs at Barbes tonight. Download her quirky, brilliant track "Los Mangopaunos."

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Gig Alert: Gold Panda

Monday, August 30, 2010

The new golden boy of the electronic scene plays Glasslands Gallery tonight. Download his new track "Snow & Taxis."

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Gig Alert: Frank Carlberg and Nicholas Urie's City Band

Monday, August 30, 2010

Frank Carlberg, the jazz pianist and composer with an affinity for poetry, co-leads a large ensemble tonight at Tea Lounge. Download his whirling piece "Heaven."

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