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Gig Alert: Procedure Club

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Procedure Club came out of the unlikely hood of New Haven, Connecticut in 2008. Download the capital “N” Noise-collaborative's track, "Vermont II," here.

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Gig Alerts: Itai Kriss (& the Salsa All-Stars)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Itai Kriss, the talented and multi-faceted Israeli flute player, plays tonight with his salsa outfit at Fat Cat. Download his "Danzón No.1" here.

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Gig Alert: The Jazz Passengers

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Jazz Passengers, veterans of the '80s third-stream jazz scene surrounding John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards, play The Jazz Standard tonight with special guest Debbie Harry. Download "Dog in Sand," a 1994 track featuring the Blondie frontwoman.

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Gig Alert: Deerhunter

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Indie darlings Deerhunter rock the Soho Apple Store tonight. Download "Revival," a slice of sunny psychedlia off the band's new release, Halcyon Digest.

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Gig Alerts: The Tallest Man on Earth

Monday, September 27, 2010

Blog-buzzy Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man on Earth, plays Webster hall tonight. Download his "King of Spain" here.

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Gig Alert: Breathe Owl Breathe

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Michigan trio Breathe Owl Breathe offers up a blast of fresh air from a Lincoln Log cabin on its upcoming album Magic Central. Download the track "Own Stunts" here.

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Gig Alert: Oberhofer

Monday, September 27, 2010

By way of Tacoma, Washington, 19-year-old Brad Oberhofer packed up shop and moved out east to Brooklyn to write, play and record his crafty, catchy bedroom pop music. Download the track "OOooOOooOO" here.

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Gig Alert: Mice Parade

Friday, September 24, 2010

Percussionist Adam Pierce leads the Mice Parade on their latest release, What It Means To Be Left-Handed. Download the track "In Between Times" right here.

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Gig Alert: Ely Guerra

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mexico's alt-pop diva Ely Guerra makes a rare appearance in New York as part of the Celebrate Mexico Now festival. Download her "Stranger" here.

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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: Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Zydeco youngblood Cedric Watson brings his Bijou Creole to Joe's Pub tonight. Download his "Le sud de la louisiane" here.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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