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Gig Alert: Ryuichi Sakamoto

Monday, October 18, 2010

Download two strikingly different tracks from the Tokyo-born composer, pianist and producer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

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Gig Alert: Sarah Kirkland Snider’s “Penelope,” feat. Shara Worden

Monday, October 18, 2010

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has serves up a dreamy song cycle for the indie rock generation with "Penelope." Download "This is What You're Like" here.

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Gig Alerts: Stile Antico

Friday, October 15, 2010

Stile Antico is a young early music choral group from Britain that sings spellbinding motets and madrigals from the Tudor era. Download the group's rendition of Byrd's "Ecce Virgo Concipet" here.

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Gig Alert: Avishai Cohen

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bassist and bandleader Avishai Cohen plays his world music-inflected contemporary jazz at the Winter Garden tonight. Download his "Alon Basela" here.

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Gig Alert: Seabear

Friday, October 15, 2010

Download the Icelandic group's "Lion Face Boy," along with a bonus FM Belfast remix. Plus, video!

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Gig Alert: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Indian-American saxophone hotshot Rudresh Mahanthappa teams up with octogenarian master Bunky Green for four straight nights at the Jazz Standard. Download the duo's "Summit" here.

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Gig Alert: Tom Tom Club

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tom Tom Club is the side project of Talking Heads members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, who accidently changed hip-hop and R&B history with "Genius of Love," a funky pop cut that has been sampled countless times. Catch this legendary group tonight at Santos Party House, and download this zany remix of the track.

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Gig Alert: Dungen

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Swedish band Dungen enters its second decade with the release of a sixth album, Skit I Allt, behind producer, composer, singer and founding member Gustav Ejstes. Download the track "Marken Låg Stilla" right here for free.

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Gig Alert: The Thirteenth Assembly

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum's contemporary jazz supergroup the Thirteenth Assembly plays the Issue Project Room Tonight. Download the group's playful "Chantal" here.

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Gig Alert: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The 13-piece Spanish Harlem Orchestra, led by veteran arranger Oscar Hernández is one of the last hometown groups that keeps New York dancers twirling to classic salsa dura sounds. Catch the group's album release party at SOBs tonight, and download its “La Fiesta Empezó" here.

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Gig Alert: Noxious Foxes

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Brooklyn's Noxious Foxes creates music so dense and loud, it’s hard to imagine there are only two of them. Get a free download of "Texting Women" here.

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Gig Alert: Roy Paci

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Scicilian trumpeter and bandleader Roy Paci used to be a sideman for Manu Chao, and it shows in his brand of globalist pop. Download his "Todo Joia Toda Beleza," featuring Manu himself, here.

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Gig Alert: Johanna and the Dusty Floor

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

In her debut EP, Australian piano playing songstress Johanna Cranitch sprinkles tender harmonies onto her dusty floor pop project. Download the track "Forest of Sorrows" right here. 

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Gig Alert: Jim Campilongo

Monday, October 11, 2010

This San Francisco born guitarist and composer has become a city staple with a residency at The Living Room on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He performs there every Monday with his Electric Trio. Download the title track to his latest album, Orange, here.

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Gig Alert: Pat Bianchi

Monday, October 11, 2010

Rochester, NY native Pat Bianchi has performed extensively since age of 12 and has become one of the best Hammond B-3 jazz organists around. Download his "Blues Connotation" for free right here.

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Gig Alert: 9 Volt Circuistry with Rick Parker

Monday, October 11, 2010

9 Volt Circuistry is a trio led by trombonist and New York native Rick Parker and Israeli guitarist Eyal Maoz. Download the live version of "Improvisation 9" here.

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Gig Alert: Helen Sung Quartet

Friday, October 08, 2010

Award-winning jazz pianist and composer Helen Sung hails from Houston, Texas and currently spends her time in New York City performing witha multitude of jazz masters. Download her live version of "Lotus Blossom" right here.

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Gig Alert: Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn

Friday, October 08, 2010

Hotshot jazz pianist Vijay Iyer teams up with hotshot jazz pianist Craig Taborn for a performance at Columbia's Miller Theater tonight, their New York debut as a duo. Download Iyer's "One for Blount" here.

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Gig Alert: K'naan

Friday, October 08, 2010

Somali-Canadian rapper K'naan brings his pop-friendly, politically-tinged hip-hop to Webster Hall tonight. Download his single "Bam Bam" here.

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Gig Alert: The Underground Horns

Thursday, October 07, 2010

New York City is pulsing with high-octane brass bands these days, and The Underground Horns is one of them. The group releases its debut CD tonight at Nublu. Download "Big Beat" here.

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