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Gig Alert: Teengirl Fantasy

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Teengirl Fantasy creates techno textures in a land of confused, dreamy, half-awake, half-asleep states that one experiences after staying up all night partying. Download the duo's track, "Forever the Feeling," and watch the video "Cheaters" from the group's debut LP, 7AM.

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Gig Alert: Jason Moran & the Bandwagon

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Official "Genius" and jazz futurist, Jason Moran begins a residency at the Village Vanguard this week. Download his Basquiat-inspired "Gangsterism Over 10 Years" here.

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Gig Alert: Marnie Stern

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Marnie Stern opens her self-titled album in a flurry with the track “For Ash.” Download that track and a bonus free download, "Transparency is the new Mystery,” from Stern's latest self-titled album.

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Gig Alert: FELA!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Sahr Ngaujah, lead actor in FELA!, the musical, plays the music of Afrobeat godfather Fela Kuti, backed by the able musicians of Antibalas. Download the theatrical version of "Water No Get Enemy," based on the Fela Kuti track of the same name.

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Gig Alert: GAYNGS

Monday, October 04, 2010

Minneapolis maestro Ryan Olson embarks on an epic collection of musicians and genre mixing on GAYNGS debut album Relayted. Download the track "The Gaudy Side of Town" right here for free.

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Gig Alert: Chapterhouse

Monday, October 04, 2010

The late 1980’s Brit-rockers Chapterhouse reunited this year for their first North American tour in 15 years. Download the track "Pearl" right here.

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Gig Alert: Menomena

Friday, October 01, 2010

Menomena's latest self-produced, recorded and mixed album, Mines, is more loopy exuberant craftwork from the Portland, Oregon trio. Download the track "Toas" here for free.

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Gig Alert: Buke & Gass

Friday, October 01, 2010

Buke & Gass is finally releasing its much-anticipated record, Riposte. Download "Medulla Oblongata" from the duo's debut album here.

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Gig Alert: Film School

Friday, October 01, 2010

The latest effort from the LA-based group Film School is Fission, a danceable bundle of harmonies, keyboards and guiding guitars of the reverbed variety. Download the track “Heart Full of Pentagons” for free here.

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Gig Alert: Alex Cuba

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba brings his latin-tinged soul and pop to Webster Hall tonight. Download his reggae rhythm love-letter, "Directo" here.

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Gig Alert: Gotan Project

Thursday, September 30, 2010

In the early aughts, the Gotan Project created "Tango electronica," a mix of classic Argentinean tango and trip-hop, long before the current crop of electro-world mash-up artists. Tonight, the group plays Terminal 5. Download the group's new track, "La Gloria," here.

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Gig Alert: Autre Ne Veut

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Autre Ne Veut dropped his self-titled debut album late last month on Daniel Lopatin's (Oneohtrix Point Never/Games) Upstairs CD-R label. Download the track “Tell Me” here.

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Gig Alert: The Clean

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Clean arose from New Zealand's epic corral of brash punk talent in the early 1980s and continues to pump out Kiwi pop-rock to the masses. Download the track "Tensile" from the band's 2009 release Mister Pop.

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Gig Alert: Khaira Arby

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Malian desert diva Khaira Arby makes her first appearance in the States after 20 years of performing as "the Nightingale of the North" in her country. Download her fuzzed-out Muslim trance jam "Khaira" here.

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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: 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 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 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: 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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