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Every weekday, we bring you great music from artists playing in the metropolitan area. Listen to the song, and if you like what you hear, click the show link to see ticket information.

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Gig Alert: Natalia Lafourcade

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Natalia Lafourcade brings her heartbreaking Spanish-language art-pop to Joe's Pub tonight. Download her dreamy single, "No Viniste" here.

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Gig Alert: El Ten Eleven

Thursday, September 16, 2010

El Ten Eleven bring their instrumental loop-rock to the Knitting Factory tonight. Download their angular, danceable cover of Joy Division's "Disorder" here.

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Gig Alert: My Favourite Things

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Favourite Things has the kind of sound that could rush into your dreams and send you off through one of those ‘happy place’ nostalgia-filled montages you see in films--but one that you’re actually excited about. Download the track "Summer of '91" here.

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Gig Alert: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Martha Reeves, along with Rosalind Ashford and Annette Beard, were the back-up girls for Marvin Gaye, on stage and on his first three releases, before breaking out on their own to record some of Motown's most memorable hits. Download the song "Watch Your Back" here.

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Gig Alert: Anni Rossi

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Playing violin since the age of three, Minnesota native Anni Rossi is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist. Download her track, "Crushing Limbs," here.

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Gig Alert: Beach House

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

After French-born Victoria Legrand and Baltimore native Alex Scally formed the group Beach House in 2004, it didn't take long to find sunny days. Download their track "Norway" right here.

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Gig Alert: Marc Ribot

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Eclectic guitarist and composer Marc Ribot releases his new CD, Silent Movies, at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download his entrancing solo-guitar work, "The Kid" here.

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Gig Alert: TAB the Band

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Aerosmith's guitarists sons play in TAB the Band, which performs at Terminal 5 tonight. Download the dancefloor-worthy remix of "Bought and Sold" here.

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Gig Alert: Black Milk

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Curtis Cross, a.k.a. Black Milk, raps alongside a team of talented studio musicians who play with tinges of rock, reggae, and Afro-beat. Download "Closed Chapter" right here.

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Gig Alert: Charlie Musselwhite

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Veteran bluesman Charlie Musselwhite brings his signature harmonic growl to Joe's Pub tonight. Download "The Well," an up-tempo, feel-good blues song.

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Gig Alert: Peter Evans Quintet

Monday, September 13, 2010

Trumpeter Peter Evans plays tonight at Le Poisson Rouge with his quintet. Download his space-age version of "Stardust" here.

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Gig Alert: Caveman

Monday, September 13, 2010

Caveman delivers reverberating harmonies like a chorus would. Download the track "Decide" right here.

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Gig Alert: Sherlocks Daughter

Monday, September 13, 2010

This Australian quintet recently relocated to New York City to record their upcoming debut full-length album. Download "Reprise" for free here.

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Gig Alert: The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sixties legend Charles Walker teams up with Nashville young bloods to bring you incendiary soul at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday. Download the infectiously funky "Do The Right Thing."

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Gig Alert: Cochemea Gastelum

Friday, September 10, 2010

Saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum, a perennial soul-band sideman, releases his solo album tonight. Download his Afro-Funk waltz, "Dark City,"

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Gig Alert: Brent Arnold

Friday, September 10, 2010

Cellist Brent Arnold loops and layers his acoustic cello with electronics to transform his instrument's sound. Download the track "Bright So To Blind Me" here.

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Gig Alert: Total Slacker

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Total slacker delivers garage-rock psychadelia tonight at Shea Stadium in Williamsburg. Click here to download the track "Psychic Mesa".

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Gig Alert: Julianna Barwick

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Julianna Barwick, the one-woman-choir, plays Littlefield tonight. Download her triumphant, shimmering "Cloudbank."

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Gig Alert: Oval

Thursday, September 09, 2010

In the early '90s in Germany, Oval was one of the bands which pioneered a style of electronic music known as Glitch. Tonight, Oval rises from his Glitch-roots to perform at the Issue Project Room. Download "Ah," in which digital blips are reconfigured to sound like snowflakes.

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Gig Alert: Orgone

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Cali deep-funk revivalists play Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Download the band's greasy, Afrobeat-flavored "Cali Fever" here.

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