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Gig Alert: Tara O’Grady

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Singer who combines swinging rhythms with Celtic melodies plays on the square outside Brooklyn Public Library. Download "Go Lassie Go."

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Gig Alert: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Afrobeat superstar plays Highline Ballroom tonight. Download "IMF."

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Gig Alert: Life Size Maps

Monday, June 09, 2014

Swirling electronic pop trio plays at Pianos. Download "This Same House."

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Gig Alert: RadioLoveFest

Friday, June 06, 2014

Join Soundcheck tomorrow night at BAM with Hamilton Leithauser, Wyatt Cenac, and San Fermin.

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Gig Alert: Kinan Azmeh & Dinuk Wijeratne

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Syrian clarinetist and Sri Lankan pianist join forces tonight at Elebash Hall. Download "The Learning Curve."

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Gig Alert: Nat Baldwin

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Dirty Projectors bassist plays songs from his solo record at Baby's All Right. Download "In The Hollows."

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Gig Alert: Jack Walrath & The Masters Of Suspense

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Idiosyncratic jazz trumpeter and band leader plays in Harlem. Listen to "If Anya Goes To Edinburgh."

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Gig Alert: Sara McDonald Orchestra

Monday, June 02, 2014

Enormous jazz ensemble that includes string quartet plays at Tea Lounge. Download "Plans."

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Gig Alert: David Poe

Friday, May 30, 2014

Understated singer-songwriter plays Rockwood tonight. Poe says he wrote “Lonely Like Me” one morning under a trumpet tree, which dropped pink flowers as he wrote. Says Poe, “The lyric sheet is stained with flower blood."

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Gig Alert: Golem

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Punk-klezmer outfit brings their electrifying live sound to Joe's Pub for a CD release party. Download "Freydele."

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Gig Alert: The Shape Of Jazz To Come

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In 1959, saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman released his iconic album The Shape Of Jazz To Come. Tonight, a group of scholars and musicians will look at that sea-change moment in music, and examine the downtown jazz scene, then and now. 

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Gig Alert: BOSSABRASIL

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Two Brazilian music icons play together for the first time in NYC at Birdland tonight. Listen to Roberto Menescal and Marcos Valle, featuring Wanda Sá, on "O Barquinho."

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Gig Alert: United East Jazz Quintet

Monday, May 26, 2014

Jazz collaboration between US-based Korean and Japanese musicians plays in Midtown. Listen to "Teemo's Journey."

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Gig Alert: Super Hi-Fi

Friday, May 23, 2014

Dual-trombone dub gang plays at Friends and Lovers in Brooklyn. Download "Washingtonian."

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Gig Alert: Jan Bell & The Maybelles

Thursday, May 22, 2014

British-born singer and songwriter plays Appalachian-twinged Americana at Rodeo bar tonight. Download "Yorkshire Water."

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Gig Alert: Sophistafunk

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Syracuse-based trio featuring keys, drums, and a mic plays Brooklyn Bowl. Download "Gotta Walk."

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Gig Alert: The Tablets

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The poppy, new-wave-y combo plays at BRIC Arts tonight. Download a track from their forthcoming EP.

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Gig Alert: The Sometime Boys

Monday, May 19, 2014

Brooklyn folk and bluegrass group celebrates their new record with a show at The Slipper Room. Download "The Great Escape."

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Gig Alert: Walter Martin

Friday, May 16, 2014

The songwriter and instrumentalist for The Walkmen celebrates his new solo record tonight at Joe's Pub. Download "Sing To Me" — and watch a live performance on Soundcheck.

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Gig Alert: Raphael McGregor

Thursday, May 15, 2014

In-demand lap steel guitarist plays his regular gig at Freddy's tonight. Download "TVM."

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