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Gig Alerts: Asphalt Orchestra

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The 12-piece ensemble that blends marching band polish with street music cool plays Lincoln Center's Out of Doors festival tonight. Download their exuberant take on the Frank Zappa tune "Zomby Woof."

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Gig Alerts: Greg Osby Quintet

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The inventive saxophonist settles into a stint at the Village Vanguard with his band tonight. Download his curious yet graceful track "Tolerance."

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Gig Alerts: Holy Ghost!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The vintage dance duo open up for Hot Chip tonight at SummerStage. Download their slinky track "Say My Name."

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Gig Alerts: William Brittelle

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The downtown composer celebrates the release of his new indie classical album tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. Download his otherworldly track "Dunes of Vermillion."

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Gig Alerts: Fol Chen

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The eccentric indie pop band play Mercury Lounge tonight. Download their quirky, catchy track "The Holograms."

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Gig Alerts: Carl Stone

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The electronic experimentalist makes his debut at the Stone tonight. Download his erie track "Acid Folk 1."

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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