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Every weekday, we bring you great music from artists playing in the metropolitan area. Listen to the song, and if you like what you hear, click the show link to see ticket information.

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Gig Alerts: Kato Hideki

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Kato Hideki is one of Japan's biggest names in the new music and noise music worlds. Download his solo-bass piece, "Turbulent Zone," here.

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Gig Alert: Helen Money

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Chicago based cellist and composer Helen Money is well known for her unique sound and compelling stage performance. Download her cover of the Minutemen's "Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing".

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Gig Alert: Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Jesse Sykes' hauntingly distinct vocal offerings are highlighted on "LLL," a song on her 2007 album, Like, Love, Lust and the Open Halls of the Soul. Download the song here.

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Gig Alert: Dinowalrus

Monday, September 06, 2010

The psychedelic synth-punk of Dinowalrus gets a dreamy, extraterrestrial makeover on its latest single, "Phone Home." Download it here.

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Gig Alert: Sian Alice Group

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sian Ahern's elegant vocals more than compliment the minimalist touch on guitar, drums and piano played by Rupert Clervaux and Ben Crook in this song. Download Sian Alice Group's "White."

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Gig Alert: Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra

Friday, September 03, 2010

Tonight at Iridium, Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra plays Bjork covers with an 18-piece jazz orchestra. Download his freewheeling arrangement of the Icelandic singer's "Army of Me."

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Gig Alert: Fennesz

Friday, September 03, 2010

Austrian experimental musician Christian Fennesz perfoms digitally enhanced soundscapes for the ears. Download his track "Antonia" right here.

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Gig Alert: Vana Gierig

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Munich-born, New England Conservatory-learned jazz pianist and composer Vana Gierig plays Iridium tonight as part of Jazzkraut: "A Consortium of German Jazz". Download his "Low Features."

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Gig Alert: DJ Rehka

Thursday, September 02, 2010

DJ Rehka, New York's bhangra queen, performs at SOBs tonight. Download "Bhanghall," from her Basement Bhangra album.

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Gig Alert: The Hood Internet

Thursday, September 02, 2010

This Second City DJ duo has infused hip-hop beats into indie rock classics in four volumes of over 130 released tracks. Download "Chi City."

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Gig Alert: Rupa and the April Fishes

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Tonight, World Music newcomers Rupa and the April Fishes play at Joe's Pub. Download "Espero La Luna," a gypsy-flavored ska romp from their upcoming album Este Mundo.

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Gig Alert: Gonzalo Grau y La Clave Secreta

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Gonzalo Grau y la Clave Secreta bring its jazzed-up Afro-Latin dance tunes to Joe's Pub tonight. Download the high-octane timba jam "Calle Luna, Calle Sol."

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Gig Alert: Wye Oak

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Folksy Wye Oak plays Mercury Lounge tonight. Download the group's "I Hope You Die."

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Gig Alert: John Forté

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The former Fugees collaborator plays City Winery tonight. Download his new track "Focus Up."

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Gig Alert: ELEW

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The "rock-jazz" pianist plays Highline tonight. Download his muscular solo-piano rendition of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

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Gig Alert: Les Bicyclettes Blanches

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Woodstock/Paris. Folk/French. Les Bicyclettes Blanches also fuse funky punk into its musical collaborations with artists around the states and Europe. Download the group's drama-tinged introduction, "Hello-Hi".

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Gig Alert: Gold Panda

Monday, August 30, 2010

The new golden boy of the electronic scene plays Glasslands Gallery tonight. Download his new track "Snow & Taxis."

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Gig Alert: Xenia Rubinos

Monday, August 30, 2010

This rising Brooklynite with a penchant for Latin rhythms and children's rhymes performs at Barbes tonight. Download her quirky, brilliant track "Los Mangopaunos."

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Gig Alert: Frank Carlberg and Nicholas Urie's City Band

Monday, August 30, 2010

Frank Carlberg, the jazz pianist and composer with an affinity for poetry, co-leads a large ensemble tonight at Tea Lounge. Download his whirling piece "Heaven."

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Gig Alert: Annie Gosfield Chamber Works

Friday, August 27, 2010

The avant-gardist composer presents an evening of her adventurous music Friday at the Stone. Download an excerpt from her spare yet raucous piece "Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers."

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