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Gig Alert: Dinowalrus

Monday, September 06, 2010

The psychedelic synth-punk of Dinowalrus gets a dreamy, extraterrestrial makeover on its latest single, "Phone Home." Download it here.

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Gig Alert: Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra

Friday, September 03, 2010

Tonight at Iridium, Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra plays Bjork covers with an 18-piece jazz orchestra. Download his freewheeling arrangement of the Icelandic singer's "Army of Me."

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Gig Alert: Fennesz

Friday, September 03, 2010

Austrian experimental musician Christian Fennesz perfoms digitally enhanced soundscapes for the ears. Download his track "Antonia" right here.

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Gig Alert: Vana Gierig

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Munich-born, New England Conservatory-learned jazz pianist and composer Vana Gierig plays Iridium tonight as part of Jazzkraut: "A Consortium of German Jazz". Download his "Low Features."

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Gig Alert: The Hood Internet

Thursday, September 02, 2010

This Second City DJ duo has infused hip-hop beats into indie rock classics in four volumes of over 130 released tracks. Download "Chi City."

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Gig Alert: DJ Rehka

Thursday, September 02, 2010

DJ Rehka, New York's bhangra queen, performs at SOBs tonight. Download "Bhanghall," from her Basement Bhangra album.

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Gig Alert: Rupa and the April Fishes

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Tonight, World Music newcomers Rupa and the April Fishes play at Joe's Pub. Download "Espero La Luna," a gypsy-flavored ska romp from their upcoming album Este Mundo.

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Gig Alert: Gonzalo Grau y La Clave Secreta

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Gonzalo Grau y la Clave Secreta bring its jazzed-up Afro-Latin dance tunes to Joe's Pub tonight. Download the high-octane timba jam "Calle Luna, Calle Sol."

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Gig Alert: Wye Oak

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Folksy Wye Oak plays Mercury Lounge tonight. Download the group's "I Hope You Die."

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Gig Alert: ELEW

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The "rock-jazz" pianist plays Highline tonight. Download his muscular solo-piano rendition of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

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Gig Alert: John Forté

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The former Fugees collaborator plays City Winery tonight. Download his new track "Focus Up."

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Gig Alert: Les Bicyclettes Blanches

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Woodstock/Paris. Folk/French. Les Bicyclettes Blanches also fuse funky punk into its musical collaborations with artists around the states and Europe. Download the group's drama-tinged introduction, "Hello-Hi".

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Gig Alert: Xenia Rubinos

Monday, August 30, 2010

This rising Brooklynite with a penchant for Latin rhythms and children's rhymes performs at Barbes tonight. Download her quirky, brilliant track "Los Mangopaunos."

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Gig Alert: Gold Panda

Monday, August 30, 2010

The new golden boy of the electronic scene plays Glasslands Gallery tonight. Download his new track "Snow & Taxis."

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Gig Alert: Frank Carlberg and Nicholas Urie's City Band

Monday, August 30, 2010

Frank Carlberg, the jazz pianist and composer with an affinity for poetry, co-leads a large ensemble tonight at Tea Lounge. Download his whirling piece "Heaven."

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Gig Alert: DJ /rupture

Friday, August 27, 2010

The golden boy of the DJ world performs at the Whitney Museum of American Art on Friday night. Download his stirring, strut-worthy track "Layin in Bed/Overture Watermelon City."

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Gig Alert: Annie Gosfield Chamber Works

Friday, August 27, 2010

The avant-gardist composer presents an evening of her adventurous music Friday at the Stone. Download an excerpt from her spare yet raucous piece "Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers."

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Gig Alert: Elikeh

Friday, August 27, 2010

The D.C. band brings its Togolese sound to Joe's Pub on Saturday. Download the group's politically-charged track "Adje! Adje!"

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Gig Alert: Fresh Daily

Thursday, August 26, 2010

This promising and uber-likable Brooklyn MC will rock the mic at Littlefield tonight. Download his smooth track "The Stuy (On My Mind)."

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Gig Alert: Autolux

Thursday, August 26, 2010

These deft shoegaze revivalists are back with a new album, and they're playing Bowery Ballroom tonight. Download the band's new track, "Supertoys."

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