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Gig Alert: Admiral Radley

Friday, August 20, 2010

This new quartet formed by longtime members of California's indie rock scene perform at Bowery Ballroom Friday night. Download their quirky, dreamy track "I Heart California."

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Gig Alert: Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Friday, August 20, 2010

This jazz organ icon will be playing with his trio at the Jazz Standard all weekend. Download his smooth slow-burner "Spiral."

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Gig Alert: Eden Brent

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The blues singer and pianist performs at Rockwood Music Hall tonight. Download her freewheeling new track "Ain't Got No Troubles."

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Gig Alert: Bibi Tanga & the Selenites

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Parisian cosmopolitan funk band play a free show at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium tonight. Download the Afrobeat-influenced track "Bê Africa."

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Gig Alert: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The airy pop duo made up of Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl performs tonight at Joe's Pub. Download the delicate "The World Was Made for Men."

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Gig Alert: Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Sierra Leonean modern bubu music king performs at Zebulon tonight. Download his infectious, upbeat track "Eh Congo."

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Gig Alert: Titus Andronicus

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The New Jersey rabble-rousers play the NAG Benefit at Glasslands Gallery tonight. Download their raucous track "A More Perfect Union."

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Gig Alert: Julian Lynch

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The ethereal indie pop-maker plays Pianos tonight. Download his otherworldly track "Just Enough."

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Shots You Snapped: Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DOM, Grupo 24 Horas...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Last week, Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav headlined a Central Park Summerstage, DOM performed out on Governors Island and Grupo 24 Horas got the crowd moving at New York’s Bachata Festival.

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Gig Alert: Sean Bones

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Last summer's surprise indie-reggae artist plays Mercury Lounge tonight. Download the freewheeling track "Let's Do Somethin' Else."

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Gig Alert: Tom Hamilton, id m theft able and Al Margolis

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

This trio of electronic experimentalists perform tonight at the Stone. Download the surreal spoken word track "He Can't Take You With Him."

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Gig Alert: Hiromi

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The jubilant, energetic pianist begins a stint at Blue Note tonight. Download her playful tune "Choux a la creme."

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Gig Alert: Nite Jewel

Monday, August 16, 2010

L.A.'s lo-fi, synth-loving darlings play a free show at Other Music tonight. Download her new track "Am I Real?"

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Gig Alert: Growing

Monday, August 16, 2010

The noise trio plays the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center tonight. Download the Partytime remix of their track "Short Circuit."

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Gig Alert: Spanglish Fly

Monday, August 16, 2010

This homegrown outfit is reigniting the sound of Latin soul every Monday night in August at Barbes. Download their take on the classic R&B tune "Think."

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Gig Alerts: Maps & Atlases

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Chicago band brings its complex rock to the Knitting Factory on Friday. Download their layered, knotty track "Solid Ground."

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Gig Alerts: Khaira Arby

Friday, August 13, 2010

The stunning Malian singer brings her powerful desert blues to the Shrine and to Zebulon this weekend. Download her stirring "Goumou."

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Gig Alerts: Miniature Tigers

Friday, August 13, 2010

These indie poppers have a new album out, and they'll take the stage at Mercury Lounge on Friday. Download their blippy charmer "Gold Skull."

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No Cover: French Art Pop Duo 'Holden'

Thursday, August 12, 2010

While the French art pop duo Holden is well known in Europe and in South America (they're huge in Chile), Armelle Pioline's smokey vocals and Dominique Dépret's electric strum could be heard at quaint, intimate venues on their last trip to New York City. Holden played six times during the ten days the group was in town, and one of them was at Williamsburg's Euro outpost Zebulon.

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Gig Alerts: Jeff "Tain" Watts Quartet

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The star drummer of the jazz world begins a four-night stint with his quartet at the Jazz Standard this evening. Download his powerful track "Return of the Jitney Man."

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