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Gig Alert: S— Robot

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Irish electronic musician and deejay Marcus Lambkin is the man behind the the beats of S— Robot. Download the track "Tuff Enuff?" from his 2010 debut album and check out a video from ...

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Gig Alert: The Dears

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Dears, elder statesmen of Canadian indie rock, play New York Tuesday night, touring a new studio album. Download their track "Blood" for free.

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Gig Alert: The Mountain Goats

Monday, March 28, 2011

Though in both his early solo work and his performances with The Mountain Goats John Darnielle's characters often complain, his songs resonate because of the epically-spun plights ...

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Gig Alert: Nymph

Friday, March 25, 2011

Brooklyn-based avant-psychedelic rock band Nymph's free-jazz and jam style is equal parts furry and harmony. Download the track “II YO” from the band’s 2010 self-titled debut release.

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Gig Alert: Kurt Vile

Friday, March 25, 2011

Philadelphia-based songwriter and singer Kurt Vile packed his backing band The Violators into the studio to produce the rich, humming and strumming album Smoke Ring For My Halo. Downl...

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Gig Alert: Andy Suzuki and The Method

Friday, March 25, 2011

Andy Suzuki and The Method bring their capable, unpretentious pop sound to Joe's Pub Friday night. Get a free download of their song "Good at Goodbye."

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Gig Alert: James "Blood" Ulmer

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Since his early days as a band leader in the '80s, James "Blood" Ulmer has shown audiences where the cerebral avant-garde meets the gut-bucket blues. Catch him Thursday night at the J...

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Gig Alert: DeVotchKa

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DeVotchKa and its Eastern European-inflected rock take over Highline Wednesday night. Download "100 Other Lovers" here.

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Gig Alert: Chico Trujillo

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chico Trujillo is leading Chile's cumbia revival. The band brings its old-school, brass-heavy sound to SOBs on Tuesday night. Download "Conductor" here.

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Gig Alert: British Sea Power

Monday, March 21, 2011

The indie rockers' new album Valhalla Dancehall opens with “Who’s In Control?,” a lively anthem inciting youth everywhere to join a "sexy protest," stand up and fight, and spend some...

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Gig Alert: Kodo

Friday, March 18, 2011

Kodo puts a modern spin on the traditional taiko drum at Avery Fisher Hall on Sunday night. Prepare to hear thunderous sounds: the band's name, Kodo, means "heartbeat," and reflects...

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Gig Alert: Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica

Friday, March 18, 2011

The "space age bachelor pad" sounds of Mexico's mid-20th century composer Juan Garcia Esquivel are resuscitated Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge by Mr. Ho and his 22-piece Orchestroti...

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Gig Alert: Teddy Thompson

Friday, March 18, 2011

The British New Yorker and folk rocker Teddy Thompson has a new album out called Bella. Download his autobiographical “Looking For A Girl” here.

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Gig Alert: Toshi Reagon

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Toshi Reagon is a songwriter who combines a blues-and-soul sensibility with rock-and-roll swagger and thoughtful commentary. Download "Beauty" here, from her upcoming album There and Back Again.

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Gig Alert: Lynne Arriale

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lynne Arriale brings her quartet, including bass extraordinaire Omar Avital and drummer Athony Pinciotti, to the Jazz Standard Wednesday night. Download her "Dance of the Rain" here, ...

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Gig Alert: Skuli Sverrisson

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bass guitarist and composer Skuli Sverrisson brings his cinematic instrumental soundscapes to Le Poisson Rogue Tuesday night. Download "Her Looking Back," recorded with Amadeo Pace of Blonde Redhead.

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Gig Alert: David Thomas Broughton

Monday, March 14, 2011

The London-based experimental folk artist David Thomas Broughton cites Tom Waits and Bill Callahan, of Smog, as his early musical influences. You can download his track “Perfect Louse” here.

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Gig Alert: The Rural Alberta Advantage

Friday, March 11, 2011

Download "Stamp" here, a new track from the Canadian trio's sophomore LP, Departing. It's the band's first release on the Omaha, Nebraska-based indie outlet Saddle Creek Records.

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Gig Alert: Irka Mateo

Friday, March 11, 2011

Irka Mateo is Dominican songwriter who draws on her country's rich folkloric sounds and indigenous Caribbean themes in her music. Download her accordion-centric "Hombre de la tierra" here.

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Gig Alert: Clogs with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Friday, March 11, 2011

Download the instrumental track "Three-Two" from the Brooklyn ensemble Clogs.

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