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Gig Alert: Radical Dads

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Radical Dads is a side project of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's Robbie Guertin. Joined with Lindsay Baker and Chris Diken the trio pump out some loud fuzzed up Brooklyn rock. Get a free download the track "Recklessness."

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Gig Alert: Soltero

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New York-based multi-instrumentalist and singer Tim Howard resonates with his haunting and sometimes taunting songwriting. Download the track "Drag Out Blues" from his 2008 release You're No Dream.

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Gig Alert: Rubblebucket

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rubblebucket take their horn-heavy indie pop to Le Poisson Rouge Wednesday night, opening for the ReBirth Brass Band. Download their "Triangular Daisies."

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Gig Alert: Surprise Me Mr. Davis

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Eclectic jam-rock supergroup Surprise Me Mr. Davis plays Brooklyn Bowl Tuesday night. Download their "Roses in Bottles."

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Gig Alert: Dr. Lonnie Smith

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dr. Lonnie Smith, grand master of the B-3 Organ, kicks off a week long residency at the Jazz Standard Tuesday night. Download his dark and deeply groovy "Spiral."

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Gig Alert: Assembly of Dust

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The roots rocking Assembly of Dust recruited a slew of classic Americana musicians to collaborate on the band’s second full-length album Some Assembly Required. Download the track "All That I Am Now" featuring folk singer and guitarist Richie Havens.

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Gig Alert: Jean-Michel Pilc

Monday, December 27, 2010

Jean-Michel Pilc brings his muscular jazz piano chops to Smalls Monday night. Download this blazing, 11-minute live track, "BBB."

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Gig Alert: Shayfer James

Monday, December 27, 2010

Pianist and songwriter Shayfer James brings a cinematic approach to music making on his latest release The Owl & The Elephant. Download the song “Bayonnettes” for free here.

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Gig Alert: Disco Biscuits

Monday, December 27, 2010

Since starting out in Philadelphia in the mid-'90s, Disco Biscuit has successfully bridged the gap between being an electronic music group and a jam band. Download the hyper-trance track "On Time (featuring TuPhace)."

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Gig Alert: A Purely Coincidental Night of Klezmer w/ Ben Holmes

Friday, December 24, 2010

For the third year in a row, trumpeter Ben Holmes is throwing his "Purely Coincidental Night of Klezmer" on Christmas Eve. Download his "Romanian Folk Song" here.

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Gig Alert: Rafiya

Friday, December 24, 2010

L.A.-born singer Rafiya grew up traveling the globe as daughter to a diplomat father and a sociologist mother. Download the Congolese influenced track "Mario" here for free.

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Gig Alert: Bernie Worell and SociaLybrium

Friday, December 24, 2010

Keyboardist and composer Bernie Worrell, the great "Wizard of WOO," has influenced a staggering number of musicians across genres since his time as musical director of Parliament/Funkadelic back in the late 60’s. Download his track "Rockin Uptown 2" right here.

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Gig Alert: Les Chauds Lapins

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Les Chauds Lapins is two américains who have resurected the French chanson from the '20s and '30s on their banjo-ukuleles. Download the band's swinging "Mon rêve c'était vous."

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Gig Alert: NGHBRS

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Long Island natives NGHBRS (pronounced "neighbors") released its debut EP Hellomind late last month. Download the track "American Junk" here for free.

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Gig Alert: Bryan and the Aardvarks

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bryan Copeland brings his cinematic, instrumental soundcapes to Brooklyn's Tea Lounge tonight with his band Bryan and the Aardvarks. Donwload "These Little Hours" here.

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Gig Alerts: Homeboy Sandman

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Homeboy Sandman brings his Ivy League vocabulary and extreme lyrical dexterity to Brooklyn Bowl Wednesday night. Download his track "The Carpenter."

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Gig Alert: Chairlift

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Brooklyn-based band is one of a score of indie-rockers making waves on the music scene with hypnotic, synth pop and a wink-and-nod approach to songwriting. Download the track "Planet Health" for free.

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Gig Alert: Alan Ferber Nonet

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Alan Ferber Nonet brings its creative large ensemble sound to Smalls tonight. Download "Union Blues" here.

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GIg Alert: Koliadnyky

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Koliadnyky plays traditional music from Ukraine's Carpathian mountains on hammered dulcimers, fiddles, and flutes Tuesday night at Barbès. Download a track here.

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Gig Alert: Gross Relations

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Brooklyn pop band Gross Relations delivers laid-back fuzz, washed out vocals and distortion petals with a pretty insistent lo-fi vibe on the track “Fuzzy Timelines.” Download the song here.

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