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Gig Alerts: Russ Flynn Large Ensemble

Monday, August 02, 2010

This 15-member jazz outfit led by bassist Russ Flynn performs at the Douglass Street Music Collective tonight. Download a live excerpt from their orderly yet chaotic tune "Boreas."

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Gig Alerts: Nneka

Monday, August 02, 2010

The Nigerian-German R&B songstress plays the Highline Ballroom tonight. Download her soulful track "The Uncomfortable Truth."

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Gig Alerts: The Chapin Sisters

Monday, August 02, 2010

The captivating folk duo stop in at the Living Room tonight. Download their elegiac, lovely track "Palm Tree."

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Gig Alerts: Seu Jorge and Almaz

Friday, July 30, 2010

The smooth Brazilian crooner released a new album this week, and Friday he plays Terminal 5. Download his slinky version of the Roy Ayers' tune "Everybody Loves the Sunshine."

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Gig Alerts: Etran Finatawa

Friday, July 30, 2010

This Nigerien group will be bring their brand of "Nomad blues" to the Lincoln Center Out of Doors concert this Sunday. Download their spare, gently rhythmic track "Aitimani."

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Gig Alerts: Jovanotti

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Italian pop star performs at Central Park's SummerStage this Saturday. Download his fiery jam "Adagio (Con Il Ritmo Nel Cuore)."

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Gig Alerts: Dan Sartain

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Southern rock and roller brings his rockabilly sound to Mercury Lounge tonight. Download his rumbling, rebellious track "Atheist Funeral."

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Gig Alerts: Intergenerations with Toshi Reagon and Big Lovely plus special guests

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The bluesy, folky singer and guitarist plays Southpaw tonight. Download her sweet, gospel-tinged tune "Scorpio."

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Gig Alerts: Vieux Farka Touré

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The formidable Malian guitarist plays at the MetroTech commons as part of BAM's Rhythm & Blues Festival. Download a live version of his tune "Diaraby Magni."

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Gig Alerts: Kooley High

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The North Carolina-bred, Brooklyn-based hip-hop outfit have a new album out today, and they'll be performing tonight at S.O.B.'s. Download their '90s-influenced jam "Ya Time's Up."

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Gig Alerts: Plena Libre

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The legendary Puerto Rican group bring their vivacious sound to Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park as part of the River To River Festival. Download their high-energy track "Julieta."

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Gig Alerts: Electric Junkyard Gamelan

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The inventive, groove-centered D.I.Y. ensemble play Barbes tonight. Download their funk-inflected track "Space Kitty."

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Gig Alerts: Lucy Wainwright Roche

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The newest talent to emerge from the musical families of Wainwright and Roche performs at Joe's Pub tonight. Download her sweet tune "Chicago."

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Gig Alerts: Arrested Development

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The alternative hip-hop group is back with a new album, and they'll be performing tonight at B.B. King Blues Club. Download their rousing track "Bloody."

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Gig Alerts: Bomba Estéreo

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The punky, electro-Latin band play S.O.B.'s tonight. Download their electrifying track "Fuego."

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Gig Alerts: Magic Kids

Monday, July 26, 2010

The indie pop-rock outfit play aboard the Half Moon as part of the Rocks Off Concert Cruise series tonight. Download their darling new track "Summer."

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Gig Alerts: Ideal Bread

Monday, July 26, 2010

This ensemble dedicated to championing the music of the late jazz composer Steve Lacy performs at Douglass Street Music Collective tonight. Download their take on the Lacy tune "As Usual."

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Gig Alerts: Sir Richard Bishop

Monday, July 26, 2010

The seasoned guitarist and former member of the Sun City Girls performs at Zebulon tonight. Download his track "Strum and a Gallop" -- a Music Hub exclusive.

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Gig Alerts: M.I.A.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The inventive and political MC headlines the Hard NYC show Saturday at the South Island Field at Governors Island. Download her industrialized track "Steppin' Up."

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Gig Alerts: Geri Allen and Timeline

Friday, July 23, 2010

The veteran pianist celebrates the release of her new live album this weekend with multiple shows at the Iridium. Download her exuberant track "LWB'S House."

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