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Gig Alert: The White Buffalo

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Jake Smith, who performs under the name The White Buffalo, believes in hard touring, hard drinking and by the sounds of "Oh Darlin' What Have I Done?", plenty of regret. Download the track here.

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Gig Alert: Netherfriends

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Shawn Rosenblatt, the main man behind the Chicago-based project Netherfriends hit the road last April for his “50 Songs, 50 States” endeavor, with aims to land in each state over the course of a year. Learn how you can help or just download his song "Bret Easton Ellis Novel" right here.

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Gig Alert: Patricia Barber

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Patricia Barber brings her deep alto voice to the Jazz Standard tonight. Download her velvety cover of Cole Porter's "The New Year's Eve Song" here.

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Gig Alert: Computer Magic

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Computer Magic is the solo project of 21-year-old DJ and blogger Danielle "Danz" Johnson. Download this bedroom electro pop track, "Running," here for free.

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Gig Alert: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, the pseudonym of post-punk folk idol Will Oldham, plays Town Hall Wednesday. Download his haunting "Someone Coming Through."

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Gig Alert: Eileen Ivers

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers spreads early holiday cheer with her 2010 Christmas tour "An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas." Download "Hark, The Hearld Angels Sing" just in time for the holidays.

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Gig Alert: Palomar

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Brooklyn-based indie poppers Palomar continues to kick out the live jams at The Rock Shop tonight at the fourth of its five-night benefit series. You can download the band's "Our Haunt" right here for free.

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Gig Alert: The Manhattan Transfer

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The Manhattan Transfer defined a style of harmonized vocal jazz that is both loved and despised. Catch the quartet tonight at the Blue Note, and download its Grammy winning version of "Route 66."

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Gig Alert: Whitey Morgan and the 78s

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Whitey Ford and the 78s brings a classic honkey-tonk sound to Brooklyn's Littlefield tonight. Download his bawdy "I Ain't Drunk" here.

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Gig Alert: Diamond Rings

Monday, December 06, 2010

Diamond Rings brings his smart, gender-bending electro-pop to the Mercury Lounge tonght. Download his "Something Else" here.

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Gig Alert: Pierre Boulez: 85th Birthday Celebration with Talea Ensemble

Monday, December 06, 2010

The Talea Ensemble says 'Happy Birthday' to this emblematic composer at the Miller Theater tonight. Download the group's interpretation of Boulez's "Dérive 1."

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Gig Alert: Austra

Friday, December 03, 2010

The Toronto trio Austra is led by the once opera-bound Katie Stelmanis. Download the band’s first single, “The Beat and The Pulse.”

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Gig Alert: Maya Beiser

Friday, December 03, 2010

The so-called "diva of the cello," Maya Beiser, will perform tonight with the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Click here to download the piece “Memories” composed by Armenian musician Djivan Gasparian.

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Gig Alert: Budos Band

Friday, December 03, 2010

The Budos Band is all instrumental, all New York and all kinds of raucousness. Download the group's track, "Unbroken, Unshaven" here.

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Gig Alert: Christine Owman

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The half-Swedish, half-Danish singer delivers her dichotomous blend of dreamy folk and raw distortion tonight at Scandinavia House. Download "Circles," from her forthcoming album Throwing Knives.

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Gig Alert: Sammy Bananas

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Sammy Bananas has made a niche out of transforming ‘80s and ‘90s slow-jam R&B hits into dancefloor-friendly club tracks. Download his song "My Body" here.

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Gig Alert: The Pablo Ziegler Quartet with Special Guest "Prometheus Jenkins"

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Pablo Ziegler is widely known as the leading composer of “Nuevo Tango,” a blend of classical Argentinian tango rhythms and sophisticated jazz improvisation. Download this piece, “Buenos Aires Report,” right here.

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Gig Alert: Valerie June

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Memphis-based singer Valerie June brings a unique voice to her "organic moonshine roots music." Download her "Rain Dance" here.

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Gig Alert: KT Tunstall

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

With her third album in tow, Scottish singer and songwriter K.T. Tunstall plays Terminal 5 tonight. Download her "Fade Like a Shadow" here.

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Gig Alert: Family Portrait

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Family Portrait represents the Washington D.C. school of lo-fi indie rock that's been coming from the Underwater Peoples label. Catch them tonight at Mercury Lounge, and download the band's "Glide Pt. 1" here.

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