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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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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: 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: The Underground Horns

Thursday, October 07, 2010

New York City is pulsing with high-octane brass bands these days, and The Underground Horns is one of them. The group releases its debut CD tonight at Nublu. Download "Big Beat" here.

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Gig Alert: Gregorio Uribe Big Band

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Gregorio Uribe's 16-piece, Afro-Colombian big band plays Zinc Bar tonight. Download his "Caribe Contigo" here.

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Gig Alert: Anat Fort Trio

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Israeli pianist Anat Fort brings her thoughtful, minimalist, jazz to Birdland tonight. Download her "Paul Motian (1)" here.

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Gig Alert: A.A. Bondy

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

A.A. Bondy makes simple folk songs that conjure up a mythical America of empty roads and broken hearts. Download his "I Can See the Pines Are Dancing" here.

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Gig Alert: !!!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The band !!! strives to provide the world with "I bet you can’t not dance to this" live dance music. The band's fourth record, Myth Takes, shows they are up to the task. Download "A...

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Dominican Bachata Founder Spices Up Tiny Washington Heights Restaurant, Every Friday Night

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Edilio Paredes, one of bachata's founding fathers, has been getting 27 de Febrero diners dancing for 17 years. Check out WNYC's video of the scene at the restaurant and download a fre...

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Gig Alert: Davell Crawford

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

New Orleans piano great Davell Crawford plays the Jazz Standard tonight. Download his ballad "Strange Fruit" here.

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Gig Alert: Jason Moran & the Bandwagon

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Official "Genius" and jazz futurist, Jason Moran begins a residency at the Village Vanguard this week. Download his Basquiat-inspired "Gangsterism Over 10 Years" here.

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No Cover: Sir Richard Bishop

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Sir Richard Bishop, a bravado wielding improviser to all things electric guitar, recently plugged in at the Williamsburg music cafe Zebulon. You can stream his entire set right here.

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Gig Alert: Teengirl Fantasy

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Teengirl Fantasy creates techno textures in a land of confused, dreamy, half-awake, half-asleep states that one experiences after staying up all night partying. Download the duo's tra...

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Gig Alert: Marnie Stern

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Marnie Stern opens her self-titled album in a flurry with the track “For Ash.” Download that track and a bonus free download, "Transparency is the new Mystery,” from Stern's latest se...

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Gig Alert: Chapterhouse

Monday, October 04, 2010

The late 1980’s Brit-rockers Chapterhouse reunited this year for their first North American tour in 15 years. Download the track "Pearl" right here.

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Gig Alert: GAYNGS

Monday, October 04, 2010

Minneapolis maestro Ryan Olson embarks on an epic collection of musicians and genre mixing on GAYNGS debut album Relayted. Download the track "The Gaudy Side of Town" right here for free.

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Gig Alert: FELA!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Sahr Ngaujah, lead actor in FELA!, the musical, plays the music of Afrobeat godfather Fela Kuti, backed by the able musicians of Antibalas. Download the theatrical version of "Water N...

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Gig Alert: Buke & Gass

Friday, October 01, 2010

Buke & Gass is finally releasing its much-anticipated record, Riposte. Download "Medulla Oblongata" from the duo's debut album here.

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Gig Alert: Menomena

Friday, October 01, 2010

Menomena's latest self-produced, recorded and mixed album, Mines, is more loopy exuberant craftwork from the Portland, Oregon trio. Download the track "Toas" here for free.

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Gig Alert: Film School

Friday, October 01, 2010

The latest effort from the LA-based group Film School is Fission, a danceable bundle of harmonies, keyboards and guiding guitars of the reverbed variety. Download the track “Heart Ful...

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