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Gig Alert: Brandon Ross

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Brandon Ross is an underappreciated avant-garde guitarist and banjo player who makes music of odd, angular beauty. Download his "No Wonder" here.

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Gig Alert: The Civil Wars

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Civil Wars brings antebellum facial hair choices and a refreshing alt-country sound to Joe's Pub Tuesday night. Download the band's "Barton Hollow" here.

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Gig Alert: (The) Tony Castles

Friday, February 11, 2011

(The) Tony Castles joined the Brooklyn music scene back in 2008. Download the dream pop band's debut single “Black Girls in Dresses” here.

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Gig Alert: Steve Wilson

Friday, February 11, 2011

Alto saxophonist and "quintessential sideman" Steve Wilson celebrates his 50th birthday with a star-studded residency at the Jazz Standard. Download the track "Wail" here.

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Gig Alert: Sun Airway

Friday, February 11, 2011

Songwriter Jon Barthmus teamed up with sound manipulator Patrick Marsceill to sculpt a sunny (albeit night-inspired), soundtrack on Sun Airway's debut album Nocturne of Exploded Cry...

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Gig Alert: Piers Faccini

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Piers Faccini is an English-Italian songwriter and folk singer from France with a broad musical palette. Catch him at Zebulon tonight, and download his "Two Grains of Sand" here.

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Gig Alert: Huey Lewis and the News

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The '80s pop purveyors Huey Lewis and News are back with a soulful new album. Catch the band tonight at the Blender Theater, and download their new cover of the Staple Singers' "Respect Yourself" here.

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Gig Alert: Rich Aucoin

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Rich Aucoin, who Spin magazine dubbed the Canadian Wunderkind, enlisted hundreds of people to play on his first commercial EP Public Publication. Download his homage to Daft Punk here.

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Gig Alert: Friendly Fires

Monday, February 07, 2011

The Friendly Fires is an English trio of dance-punk inspired teens from 22 miles north of London. Download "Jump In The Pool" from the band's 2008 debut here.

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Gig Alert: Fernando Otero

Friday, February 04, 2011

Composer Fernando Otero recently took home a Latin Grammy for his tango-inflected compositions. On Saturday night, he plays Nublu. Download his "La Vista Gorda" here.

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Gig Alert: Monotonix

Friday, February 04, 2011

The Tel Aviv trio Monotonix never disappoints live thanks to its bizarre arsenal of antics. Check out a video of the band playing and download a track from the band's second album Not Yet here.

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Gig Alert: Railroad Earth

Friday, February 04, 2011

The Stillwater, New Jersey jam band combines bluegrass and folk balladry with string-band funk and Scottish lore on its recent self-titled album. Download the ghostly “Potter’s Field" here.

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Gig Alert: Francesco Tristano and Bruce Brubaker

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Tristano combines his Juilliard piano training with a love for minimalist electronic music at Le Poisson Rouge tonight, accompanied by pianist Bruce Brubaker. Download Tristano's "Mambo" here.

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Gig Alert: Ikebe Shakedown

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Afro-funk innovators Ikebe Shakedown and their mighty horns take the stage at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Download "Hard Steppin'" here.

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Gig Alert: Giant Sand

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Out of the deserts of Tucson, Arizona, the rock band Giant Sand has released its latest album, Blurry Blue Mountain. Download the sleepy track “Chunk of Coal” here.

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Gig Alert: Tina Dico

Monday, January 31, 2011

Tina Dico's new release Welcome Back Colour is the result of nine years of work and extensive time on the road touring. Download her “Count To Ten” here.

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Gig Alert: Twin Tigers

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Athens, Georgia trio Twin Tigers offers WNYC listeners three tracks for download, including a remix by Interpol's Sam Fogarino.

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Gig Alert: Phone Tag

Friday, January 28, 2011

Texas native Gryphon Graham moved to Brooklyn three years ago, bringing his fuzzy tropical pop with him. Download the title track to his recent EP release "Look and Feel." 

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Gig Alert: Zion Train

Friday, January 28, 2011

Legendary British dub soundsystem Zion Train hits Brooklyn Saturday night, bringing its unique live re-mixing approach to reggae. Download the group's "Life That I Choose" here.

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Gig Alert: Metropolis Ensemble presents "Hallucinations"

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Metropolis Ensemble presents its vision of classical music's future with a new music program at Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday and Friday nights. Download the group playing Jakub Ci...

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