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Gig Alert: Eleni Mandell

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The singer-songwriter and mom to toddler twins plays at The Saint Tuesday night. Download her motherhood-inspired "Put My Baby To Bed."


Gig Alert: Gedeon Luke & The People

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hear the soulful sounds of an American Idol survivor Monday at Brooklyn Bowl. Download his ever-so-uplifting song "Lend Me Your Sunshine."


Gig Alert! Intricate Folk, Classical Strings, Biting Punk, A Jazz Legend Duo, And Psychedelic Grunge

Friday, January 24, 2014

Don't hide inside all winter. Get out and see a show this week (Jan. 20-24) -- and use our Soundcheck Gig Alert roundup to help make the job easier.


Gig Alert! Raspy Rockabilly, Experimental Jazz, Hip-Hop Poetry, Gospel-Rooted Soul And An Electro R&B Dance Party

Friday, January 17, 2014

Got a case of the post-holiday blahs? Kick 'em to the curb with our weekly roundup (Jan. 13-17) of shows that are worth a wintery trek. Plus, preview music that you haven't heard before with our free downloads.


Gig Alert: Stephane Wrembel

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Django-inspired jazz guitarist plays Barbès on Sunday night. Download his lilting "Minuit aux Batignolles."


Gig Alert: The Revive Big Band

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The genre-pushing modern day big band is playing (le) Poisson Rouge Thursday. Download their sassy and brassy performance of "Runnin' Out of Time."


Gig Alert: PEP

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The six-piece '50s inspired doo-wop band PEP performs at The Rock Shop on Wednesday. Get their song "My Baby And Me" off of their upcoming debut album, due out in February. 

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Gig Alert: MisterWives

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The New York indie pop band releases their debut EP today -- and plays at Baby's All Right in Williamsburg tonight. Take a listen to their track "Twisted Tongue."


Gig Alert: Kris Davis' Infrasound

Monday, January 06, 2014

The pianist and composer brings her large-ensemble project to Roulette on Monday. Download "Pass the Magic Hat."


Gig Alert: Miwa Gemini

Friday, January 03, 2014

The indie pop artist Miwa Gemini plays Rockwood Music Hall Sunday. Download "Matchbox House Blues."


Gig Alert: Kenny Werner Quintet

Thursday, January 02, 2014

The jazz quintet led by Kenny Werner performs at Dizzy's Thursday. Download "Sada."

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Gig Alert: Joseph Arthur

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The folk rocker Joseph Arthur performs at City Winery Wednesday. Download "House Of Your Love."


Gig Alert: Potty Mouth

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The pop-punk band Potty Mouth performs at Baby's All Right Tuesday. Download "Black and Studs."


Gig Alert: Gogol Bordello

Monday, December 30, 2013

The rowdy "gypsy punks" Gogol Bordello perform at Terminal 5 Monday. Download "Malandrino."


Gig Alert: Valerie June

Friday, December 27, 2013

The country-folk singer-songwriter Valerie June performs at the Highline Ballroom Friday. Download "Workin' Woman Blues."


Gig Alert: Bouncing Souls

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Jersey punks The Bouncing Souls play at The Stone Pony on Thursday. Download "Blackout."


12 Days Of Soundcheck: Arctic Monkeys, 'Do I Wanna Know'

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

On Tuesday, December 24, download a special live performance of the Arctic Monkeys' song "Do I Wanna Know," recorded in the Soundcheck studio.


12 Days Of Soundcheck: Lucius, 'Turn It Around'

Monday, December 23, 2013

On Monday December 23, download a special live performance of Lucius's song "Turn It Around," recorded in the Soundcheck studio.

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12 Days Of Soundcheck: James McBride, 'Standing In The Need Of Prayer'

Friday, December 20, 2013

On Friday December 20, download a special live performance of James McBride's song "Standing In The Need Of Prayer," recorded in the Soundcheck studio.

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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Chris Thile, 'Adagio' from Bach's Sonata No. 1 In G Minor

Thursday, December 19, 2013

On Thursday, December 19, download a special live performance of Chris Thile's take on Bach's "Adagio" from the Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, recorded in the Soundcheck studio.