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Gig Alert: Cordero

Friday, November 05, 2010

Cordero is one of the hottest Spanish-language indie bands around. The band plays its tasteful combination of Latin and rock elements on display in "Ruleta Rusa" at the Bell House tonight.

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Gig Alert: Howard Fishman

Thursday, November 04, 2010

New York singer, guitarist, bandleader and composer Howard Fishman releases a trilogy of simultaneously recorded albums and plays from them for three nights in the Big Apple. Download three songs from the trilogy right here.

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Gig Alert: Yelle

Thursday, November 04, 2010

French electro-pop superstars Yelle released a new synth-soaked album this year, La Musique. Download a remix of the title track here, and watch a video that will teach you how to dance the tectonik.

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Gig Alert: Copal

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Led by violinist Hannah Thiem, Copal blends haunting violin with cello and drum rhythms to create its global, folktronic soundscape. Download the track, "Ceútara," for free here.

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Gig Alert: Emilio Solla and the Tango Jazz Conspiracy

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Emilio Solla takes his Tango Jazz Conspiracy (and post-Piazolla compositions) to the stage at Zinc Bar tonight. Download his dark, wild, "Remain Alert" here.

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Gig Alert: Luisa Maita

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Hailed as "the New Voice of Brazil," São Paulo native Luisa Maita brings her smart, contemporary Brazilian pop to SOBs tonight. Download her "Desencabulada" for free.

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Gig Alert: Pantha Du Prince

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Hendrik Weber, who performs as Pantha Du Prince, once lived in the same woods where the Brothers Grimm fairy tales were born. This may explain the haunting urgency behind the techno and folk found in “The Splendour.” Download it here.

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Gig Alert: Erland and the Carnival

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Erland and the Carnival bring its morose and magical folk-pop to our side of the pond at the Knit tonight. Download the band's "Trouble in Mind" here.

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Gig Alert: Enescu Re-imagined (Lucian Ban and John Hebert)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Jazz pianist Lucian Ban teamed up with bassist John Hebert to rearrange the music of early 20th Century composer Georges Enescu for a jazz ensemble. Download this skillful remake of an Enescu aria here.

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Gig Alert: Astronautalis

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

In the past six years, Andy Bothwell—who is the freestyle hip-hop and folk group Astronautalis—has released three full-length albums, performed more than 1,250 shows and logged 350,000 miles on tour in his Honda. Download his track "Sea of Grass."

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Gig Alert: Annie and the Beekeepers

Monday, November 01, 2010

Guitarist Annie Lynch met cellist Alexandra Spalding and bassist Ken Woodward four years ago at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Download the track, "Like A Dog," right here for free.

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Gig Alert: Zion I

Monday, November 01, 2010

The Oakland-based duo, Zion I, delivers reggae, dub and socially conscience lyrics on its latest album, Atomic Clock. Download the track "Many Stylez" right here for free.

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Gig Alert: Smith Westerns

Monday, November 01, 2010

Chicago natives Max Kakacek, Hal James and brothers Cullen and Cameron Omori bring a youthful energy to their blend of ‘60s garage rock-‘70s glam rock music. Download "Be My Girl" for free right here.

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Gig Alert: KJ Denhert

Friday, October 29, 2010

Urban folk and jazz singer KJ Denhert is set to release her ninth album, aptly named Album No. 9, on November 9th. Download "Choose Your Weapon" for free.

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Gig Alert: Prince Rama

Friday, October 29, 2010

Prince Rama projects a chorus of voices over swirling synths and thunderous drums at Brooklyn's hottest bowling alley tonight. Download the track "Lightening Fossil" right here for free.

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Gig Alert: Susan McKeown

Friday, October 29, 2010

Irish folk singer Susan McKeown celebrates her new album, Singing in the Dark, on its release date, October 30th. Download the track, “Mad Sweeney,” right here for free.

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Gig Alert: Amon Tobin

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Brazilian sound architect Amon Tobin produces genre-defying beats and measures by setting manipulated field recordings and vinyl records to a drum machine. Download the track “Shut Down” for free.

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Gig Alert: Kenny Werner and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, October 28, 2010

American arranger and jazz piano great Kenny Werner teams up with one of Europe's top big bands for a six-day stint at Dizzy's. Catch him tonight and download Werner's "Kadinsky" here.

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Gig Alert: Chino Maurice

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chino Maurice brings back the sound and style of yesteryear's soul-funk-rock masters: P-Funk, Prince, and Jimi Hedrix. Catch him at Joe's Pub tonight and download "Luna" here.

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Gig Alert: Chico Mann

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chico Mann, the alias of former Antibalas guitarist Marcos Garcia, is a project that mashes up the disparate (and funky) genres of Afrobeat, Electro, and Freestyle into a synth-driven vintage sound. Catch him tonight at Santos, and download his "Ya Yo Sé" here.

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