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Gig Alert: Tyevk

Friday, January 14, 2011

Detroit foursome Tyevk blisters through the 100 second song in proper punk fashion on the single “4312.” Download the track right here for free.

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Gig Alert: The Beatles Complete on Ukulele

Friday, January 14, 2011

For two days, Mark Greenawalt and his gang of uke-masters will play the complete Beatles on little tiny ukuleles.

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Gig Alert: The Mast (featuring Haale)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Mast is the Iranian-American singer Haale and percussionist Matt Kilmer. Together, they make Eastern-inspired psychedelic rock for the 21st Century. Download the duo's "Wild Poppies" here.

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Gig Alert: Eli “Paperboy” Reed

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Eli "Paperboy" Reed is the latest poster-child for the retro-soul revival movement. Catch his golden voice and giant band at Brooklyn Bowl tonight, and download his "Come and Get It" here for free.

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Gig Alert: The Klezmatics

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

For over 20 years, these Grammy-winning klezmer revialists have been making daring fusions of Jewish music and themes with a diverse array of genres. Download "Mermaid Avenue," their take on klezmer-folk with words taken from Woody Guthrie's "Jewish songs" written in 1950s Brooklyn.

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Gig Alert: Anaïs Mitchell

Monday, January 10, 2011

Anaïs Mitchell’s new album Hadestown is more than a concept album. It's a full-blown folk opera. The album features Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Ani DiFranco and Anaïs Mitchell herself. Download “Wait For Me and "Flowers (Eurydice's Song)."

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Gig Alert: Voxhaul Broadcast

Friday, January 07, 2011

Los Angeles soul rockers Voxhaul Broadcast play Park Slope's Union Hall on Friday night, the last of three gigs in the city this week. Download "Leaving on the 5th" from the band's forthcoming debut album here.

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Gig Alert: The Antivillains

Friday, January 07, 2011

Heavy on the harmonies, more than mild with the jazz and sitting under a bittersweet sound cloud is the half-Toledo, Ohio, half-Brooklyn based trio The Antivillains. Download “This Only Sound" from the group's forthcoming album So Much For Romance.

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Gig Alert: The English Beat

Friday, January 07, 2011

The English Beat, simply known as The Beat in the UK, injected a Jamaican dance beat into the late 1970s new wave movement with its authentic ska sound. Download an exclusive unreleased remix of "Mirror in the Bathroom" here.

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Gig Alert: Baloji

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji brings his tradition-rooted 21st century Afropop to Joe's Pub tonight. Download his "Independence Cha-Cha" here.

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Gig Alert: Gloria Cheng featuring The Calder Quartet

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Catch the ensemble play with diva Gloria Cheng Wednesday night at Le Poisson Rouge, and download the quartet's recording of a Thomas Adès composition.

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Gig Alert: Stokeswood

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Atlanta indie kings Stokeswood brings its "electroacoustic" sound to Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday. Download the group's "The Old 4th Ward" for free here.

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Gig Alert: Jack Jeffers and the New York Classics

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Jack Jeffers is a bass trombonist and tubist who has worked in some of the top big bands in jazz history, and now he runs one of his own. Catch him at Zinc Bar on Tuesday, and download his "Sidewalk Samba" here.

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Gig Alert: Yellow Ostrich

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Alex Schaaf, a.k.a. Yellow Ostrich, plays songs off his new album The Mistress at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday. Download "Whale" here.

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Gig Alert: Julia Barry

Monday, January 03, 2011

Piano-playing singer songwriter Julia Barry recently left the studio with a shiny new jazz and blues inspired album. Download her delicate track "Everything is Perfect" from her second album here.

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Gig Alert: The So So Glos

Monday, January 03, 2011

The punky surf rock band The So So Glos are Bay Ridge, Brooklyn-born brothers who now live and operate out of the Market Hotel in Bushwick. Get a free download of the track "Fred Astaire."

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Gig Alert: Harlem Gospel Choir

Monday, January 03, 2011

Famous and world-traveling -- they were in Milan just last week -- the Harlem Gospel Choir boasts the top singers and musicians from Harlem’s black churches and the entire Tri-State area. Click here to get a free download of the song "Friend of God."

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Gig Alert: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Friday, December 31, 2010

As a belated Christmas gift to WNYC, Sharon Jones, the queen of Brooklyn's own Daptone Records, has offered an exclusive, limited time download of her Christmas tune “Ain’t No Chimneys.” Download it for free until Sunday night.

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Gig Alert: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Friday, December 31, 2010

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti headline a stellar bill out in Bushwick, Brooklyn Friday night at the 10,000 square foot venue at 234 Starr Street. Download one of the most indie-buzzed tracks of the year, "Round and Round."

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Gig Alert: Liz Callaway

Friday, December 31, 2010

Tony-nominated and Emmy-winning actress and cabaret singer Liz Callaway headlines New Year’s Eve at the Metropolitan Room. You can download the track "Rain Drops Keep Falling_Singing In The Rain" from her 2010 release Passage of Time.

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