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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Anat Fort Trio

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Israeli pianist Anat Fort brings her thoughtful, minimalist, jazz to Birdland tonight. Download her "Paul Motian (1)" 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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Gig Alert: Gregorio Uribe Big Band

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Gregorio Uribe's 16-piece, Afro-Colombian big band plays Zinc Bar tonight. Download his "Caribe Contigo" here.

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Gig Alert: A.A. Bondy

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

A.A. Bondy makes simple folk songs that conjure up a mythical America of empty roads and broken hearts. Download his "I Can See the Pines Are Dancing" here.

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Gig Alert: !!!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The band !!! strives to provide the world with "I bet you can’t not dance to this" live dance music. The band's fourth record, Myth Takes, shows they are up to the task. Download "AM/FM" for free right here.

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Gig Alert: Davell Crawford

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

New Orleans piano great Davell Crawford plays the Jazz Standard tonight. Download his ballad "Strange Fruit" here.

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Gig Alert: Marnie Stern

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Marnie Stern opens her self-titled album in a flurry with the track “For Ash.” Download that track and a bonus free download, "Transparency is the new Mystery,” from Stern's latest self-titled album.

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Gig Alert: Teengirl Fantasy

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Teengirl Fantasy creates techno textures in a land of confused, dreamy, half-awake, half-asleep states that one experiences after staying up all night partying. Download the duo's track, "Forever the Feeling," and watch the video "Cheaters" from the group's debut LP, 7AM.

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Gig Alert: Jason Moran & the Bandwagon

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Official "Genius" and jazz futurist, Jason Moran begins a residency at the Village Vanguard this week. Download his Basquiat-inspired "Gangsterism Over 10 Years" here.

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Gig Alert: GAYNGS

Monday, October 04, 2010

Minneapolis maestro Ryan Olson embarks on an epic collection of musicians and genre mixing on GAYNGS debut album Relayted. Download the track "The Gaudy Side of Town" right here for free.

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Gig Alert: Chapterhouse

Monday, October 04, 2010

The late 1980’s Brit-rockers Chapterhouse reunited this year for their first North American tour in 15 years. Download the track "Pearl" right here.

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Gig Alert: FELA!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Sahr Ngaujah, lead actor in FELA!, the musical, plays the music of Afrobeat godfather Fela Kuti, backed by the able musicians of Antibalas. Download the theatrical version of "Water No Get Enemy," based on the Fela Kuti track of the same name.

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