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Gig Alert: Basia Bulat

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist Basia Bulat brings her indie-folk to Mercury Lounge tonight. Download "Go On," from her new album Heart of My Own.

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Gig Alert: Anamanaguchi

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Anamanaguchi hacks '80s video game consoles to transform them into eight-bit synths, and mix them with swirling, power-pop guitars. Download "A Aurora (Meet Me In The Stars)" here.

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Gig Alert: The Posies

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The track "License to Hide" is from The Posies' forthcoming full-length album Blood/Candy. Download it here for free.

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Gig Alert: Avishai Cohen's Triveni

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Triveni, the trio created by trumpeter (not to be confused with the bassist of the same name) Avishai Cohen, brings the group's down-home, conversational jazz to LPR tonight at its CD release party. Download the group's version of "Mood Indigo" here.

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Gig Alert: Crocodiles

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The San Diego duo Crocodiles delivers a fuzzy rock anthem which inspires a polar opposite reaction to what the title may suggest. Download the group's latest LP's title track "Sleep Forever" right here.

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Gig Alert: Pedro Moraes

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Singer and composer Pedro Moraes is one of the newest talents to pick up the Música Popular Brasileira (Popular Brazilian Music) torch. Download his exquisitely arranged "Xote de Manha" here.

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Gig Alert: Pavement

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The nineties indie legend Pavement plays tonight through Thursday in Central Park on their first-and-last-(ever) reunion tour. Download the band's 1994 single, "Gold Soundz," here.

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Gig Alert: Utah Green

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Utah Green is a new indie-folk singer on the scene armed with a guitar and a gorgeous songwriting sensibility. Download her "14:42" here.

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Gig Alert: Magma

Monday, September 20, 2010

Classically trained drummer Christian Vander's French prog rock group Magma has its roots in an intergalactic inspiration. Download the group's spacey track "Emehntehtt-Re IV" right here.

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Gig Alert: The Wailers

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bob Marley and the Wailers have sold over 250 million records worldwide. Bassist and music director of the Wailers, Aston "Familyman" Barrett, cooked up and recorded the track "Cobra Dub Style" in his reggae-fueled Jamaican homeland. Download it here.

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Gig Alert: Sea Wolf

Monday, September 20, 2010

Alex Brown Church is an NYU film school grad turned L.A.-based indie folk musician who has adopted Jack London's seafaring sobriquet Sea Wolf. Download the track "Turn The Dirt Over" here.

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Gig Alert: Macklemore

Friday, September 17, 2010

Macklemore burst onto the Seattle hip-hop scene in 2005 with his debut album, The Language of my World. Download the track he made with Ryan Lewis, "Otherside", right here.

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Gig Alert: Debo Band

Friday, September 17, 2010

Boston's Debo Band delivers classic Ethiopian grooves at Joe's Pub tonight. Download their funky, trance-inducing "Lantchi Biye" here.

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Gig Alert: Natalia Lafourcade

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Natalia Lafourcade brings her heartbreaking Spanish-language art-pop to Joe's Pub tonight. Download her dreamy single, "No Viniste" here.

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Gig Alert: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Martha Reeves, along with Rosalind Ashford and Annette Beard, were the back-up girls for Marvin Gaye, on stage and on his first three releases, before breaking out on their own to record some of Motown's most memorable hits. Download the song "Watch Your Back" here.

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Gig Alert: My Favourite Things

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Favourite Things has the kind of sound that could rush into your dreams and send you off through one of those ‘happy place’ nostalgia-filled montages you see in films--but one that you’re actually excited about. Download the track "Summer of '91" here.

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Gig Alert: El Ten Eleven

Thursday, September 16, 2010

El Ten Eleven bring their instrumental loop-rock to the Knitting Factory tonight. Download their angular, danceable cover of Joy Division's "Disorder" here.

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Gig Alert: Beach House

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

After French-born Victoria Legrand and Baltimore native Alex Scally formed the group Beach House in 2004, it didn't take long to find sunny days. Download their track "Norway" right here.

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Gig Alert: Anni Rossi

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Playing violin since the age of three, Minnesota native Anni Rossi is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist. Download her track, "Crushing Limbs," here.

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Gig Alert: Marc Ribot

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Eclectic guitarist and composer Marc Ribot releases his new CD, Silent Movies, at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download his entrancing solo-guitar work, "The Kid" here.

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