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Gig Alert: Matisyahu

Monday, November 29, 2010

If you haven’t heard by now, there is quite a popular Hasidic Jewish musician out there blending his religion’s themes with rock ‘n' reggae hip-hop and freestyle beatboxing. Downloa...

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Gig Alert: Bettye LaVette

Friday, November 26, 2010

On her latest album, soul and rhythm-and-blues singer Bettye LaVette covers some of the most recognizable songs from the British Invasion canon. Download her cover of Led Zeppelin's "All My Love" here.

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Gig Alert: Free Energy

Friday, November 26, 2010

Philadelphia pop-rockers Free Energy turned to producer James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem to flesh out a big sound for the band’s debut full-length album, Stuck To Nothing. Download t...

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Gig Alert: Monty Alexander

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Jamaican jazz piano master Monty Alexander finishes up a stint at Birdland tonight. Download his Caribbean-flavored Nat King Cole cover, "To the Ends of the Earth," here.

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Gig Alert: Junip

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Junip, the trio led by Argentine-Swedish José Gonzalez, is touring with its brand new debut album, and plays Irving Plaza tonight. Download Junip's "Always" here.

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Gig Alert: Jen Shyu

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The mutli-talented Jen Shyu brings her spine-tingling vocal chords to Barbès tonight. Download her haunting solo take on a Taiwanese folk song "Mother Cow's Companion" here.

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Gig Alert: Delta Spirit

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Delta Spirit spins out a raucous neo-rock soul sound behind vocalist Matt Vasquez and his powerful pipes. Download the track “Bushwick Blues” here for free.

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Gig Alert: Jenny Scheinman

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Violinst Jenny Scheinman has played with Norah Jones and Bill Frisell, and she brings her genre-hopping solo work to Barbes tonight. Download a brand-new, not-yet titled track from he...

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Gig Alert: Matthew Dear

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Matthew Dear, that beloved purveyor of smart, space-age pop, plays the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Download his "Slowdance" here.

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Gig Alert: Aimee Mann

Monday, November 22, 2010

Aimee Mann, author of the gorgeous 1999 soundtrack to Magnolia, plays Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Download her "Freeway" here.

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Gig Alert: Coco Montoya

Monday, November 22, 2010

With over 30 years of performing under his belt, Coco Montoya is one of the leading contemporary blues guitarist around. But his explosive guitar playing takes a back seat to Montoya...

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Gig Alert: Callers

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sara Lucas, Ryan Seaton and Don Godwin settled in Brooklyn after leaving New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina. Download the track, "How You Hold Your Arms," from the band's first album in its new home.

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Gig Alert: Glenn Branca

Friday, November 19, 2010

Composer Glenn Branca premiers his Symphony No. 15 for 12 musicians playing 100 instruments this weekend at LPR. Download a minimalist movement from his Symphony No. 7 here.

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Gig Alert: Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats

Friday, November 19, 2010

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and his bombastic meatbats just released their second album, More Meat. Download the jazz-fusion track, "And We All Swing The Tuna," right here.

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Gig Alert: Bio-Ritmo

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bio-Ritmo releases a new 45 RPM disc Friday night, bringing the band's experimental, unorthodox, and hard-hitting salsa to SOBs. Download "Dina's Mambo" for free, here.

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Gig Alerts: The Ginger Ninjas

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Off-the-grid groove roots outfit Ginger Ninjas powers its concerts with bike pedaling audience members. No plugs necessary! Download the track "Little Door" right here for free.

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Gig Alert: Danilo Perez

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Panamanian jazz master Danilo Perez arrives at the Standard tonight and plays through Sunday with his trio. Download "The Maze: The End," a duet with Rudresh Mahanthappa off of his new album, here.

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Gig Alert: Simian Mobile Disco

Thursday, November 18, 2010

These two U.K. deejays and remix producers have assembled a two-disc album of Delicacies they collected on a world tour. Learn about the album and download "Aspic" right here for free.

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Gig Alert: The Big Sleep

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Brooklyn's rock group The Big Sleep is a trio: Sonya Balchandani on bass, Danny Barria on guitar and Michael Jones on drums. But there's no dearth of rich sound in the band's music. Download "Ace" here.

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Gig Alert: Darwin Deez

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The uber-pop friendly Darwin Deez has a penchant for bubbly beats and a sing-speak croon. Download an extra-galactic remix of “Constellations" from SBTRKT here.

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