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Gig Alerts: Abigail Washburn & the Shanghai Restoration Project

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Last year the banjoist went electronic on an album benefiting victims of the 2008 Chinese Earthquake. Tonight she teams up with David Liang of the Shanghai Restoration Project for a special performance at NYU. Download the track "Sala."

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Arts Salaries – Leading by Example

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Do you think the directors of arts institutions are fairly paid? Tell Soundcheck.

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Gig Alerts: The Infamous Stringdusters

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Nashville bluegrass collective will be playing Southpaw tonight. Download their new track "All the Same."

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Gig Alerts: Finn Riggins

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This offbeat indie pop trio love to tour, and tonight they roll into the city to play Cake Shop. Download their quirky, soaring track "Dali."

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Gig Alerts: Frightened Rabbit

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Scottish indie rock band play a special acoustic in-store set tonight before they head to Webster Hall for their sold out show. Download their track "Swim Until You Can't See Land."

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No Cover: Owen Pallett

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Owen Pallett, the violin-pop mastermind formerly known as Final Fantasy, recently took the stage of the Grand Ballroom at Webster Hall. Stream his entire set right here.

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Public Arts Funding

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Do you think public funding for the arts is important? Tell Soundcheck.

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Shots You Snapped

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Last week, Hot Chip performed with the xx at Terminal 5, Stardeath and the White Dwarves opened for the Flaming Lips in New Jersey's Wellmont Theatre, and the Apples in Stereo rocked the Bowery Ballroom with the Laminated Cats.

 

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Gig Alerts: Mike Bones

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The cerebral singer-songwriter and guitarist plays Union Pool tonight. Download his bittersweet track "What I Have Left."

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Gig Alerts: MNDR

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The producer, tech wizard and electronic rising star takes on Webster Hall tonight. Download her bubbly, infectious track "Fade to Black."

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Gig Alerts: The Heath Brothers

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Brothers Jimmy and Albert Heath will settle into a six-night spell at Village Vanguard with their quartet tonight. Download their cool track "Dusk in the City."

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In the National’s League

Monday, April 26, 2010

Where do you place The National in the indie rock world? Tell Soundcheck.

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Gig Alerts: Figeater

Monday, April 26, 2010

This wild, experimental, genre-hopping group will be playing tonight at Zebulon. Download their maniacal track "Crazy Lady."

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Gig Alerts: Amanda Blank

Monday, April 26, 2010

This party rapper will be appearing at the Keep A Breast Foundation benefit concert tonight at the Bell House. Download her upbeat track "Make It Take It."

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Gig Alerts: Los Campesinos!

Monday, April 26, 2010

The U.K. indie rock collective play the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza tonight. Download their dense, emotional track "The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future."

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The “Femcee” Problem

Friday, April 23, 2010

What do you think of women’s roles in hip-hop? Tell Soundcheck.

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Gig Alerts: Michel Camilo

Friday, April 23, 2010

The vivacious pianist and his trio will be appearing all weekend at Blue Note. Download his funky, easygoing track "Just Now."

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Gig Alerts: Susana Baca

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Afro-Peruvian singer songwriter takes the stage at Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday. Download her take on "El Bosque Armado (La Canoa)," penned by the Peruvian great Chabuca Granda.

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Gig Alerts: Tobacco (of Black Moth Super Rainbow)

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Black Moth Super Rainbow frontman will be striking out on his own again with a second solo album due out in May. Download "Fresh Hex," a trippy jam featuring Beck. Then see Tobacco Saturday at Knitting Factory.

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Broadway’s Black Sheep

Thursday, April 22, 2010

What do you think of Stephen Sondheim’s work? Tell Soundcheck.

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