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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: 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: 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: 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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Gig Alert: Chicago Underground Duo

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The genre-bending jazz explorers the Chicago Underground Duo play Brooklyn's Issue Project Room tonight. Download their James Bond flick-worthy "Spy on the Floor" here.

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Gig Alerts: Kato Hideki

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Kato Hideki is one of Japan's biggest names in the new music and noise music worlds. Download his solo-bass piece, "Turbulent Zone," here.

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Gig Alert: Helen Money

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Chicago based cellist and composer Helen Money is well known for her unique sound and compelling stage performance. Download her cover of the Minutemen's "Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing".

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Gig Alert: Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Jesse Sykes' hauntingly distinct vocal offerings are highlighted on "LLL," a song on her 2007 album, Like, Love, Lust and the Open Halls of the Soul. Download the song here.

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Gig Alert: Sian Alice Group

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sian Ahern's elegant vocals more than compliment the minimalist touch on guitar, drums and piano played by Rupert Clervaux and Ben Crook in this song. Download Sian Alice Group's "White."

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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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