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Every weekday, we bring you great music from artists playing in the metropolitan area. Listen to the song, and if you like what you hear, click the show link to see ticket information.

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Gig Alerts: Rokia Traoré

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Malian songstress rolls into town Saturday night to play the Highline Ballroom. Download her spare and beautiful track "Zen."

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Gig Alerts: Surprise Me Mr. Davis

Friday, April 16, 2010

This electro-folk quintet just dropped a new EP and they'll be taking the stage at Union Hall Friday night. Download their endearing track "Roses in Bottles."

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Gig Alerts: The Armchairs

Thursday, April 15, 2010

This quirky psychedelic pop quartet will be playing Glasslands Gallery tonight. Download their tripped out track "Nebraska."

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Gig Alerts: Sam Yahel Trio

Thursday, April 15, 2010

This nimble organ and piano player and his trio are currently in the middle of a six-night stint at Village Vanguard. Download his tight take on the Thelonious Monk original "Think of One."

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Gig Alerts: Mary Halvorson Trio

Thursday, April 15, 2010

This electric guitarist has a penchant for cerebral, improvised jazz. Download her trio's cryptic tune "Old Nine Two Six Four Two Dies (No. 10)," then see her tonight at the Jazz Gallery.

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Gig Alerts: Monotonix

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

These raucous rockers were too wild for their hometown of Tel Aviv, so their bringing their rowdy sound to Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Download their unruly new track "Never Died Before."

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Gig Alerts: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The group that was born out of a decade-plus civil war brings their triumphant, ebullient sound to Highline Ballroom tonight. Download their upbeat track "Living Stone."

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Gig Alerts: The Low Anthem

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

This Rhode Island group will bring their Americana-infused, Charles Darwin-inspired folk to Bowery Ballroom tonight. Download their quiet yet stirring track "Charlie Darwin."

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Gig Alerts: Dujeous

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

If you didn't catch the live hip-hop groups recent performance at the Greene Space, you can see them tonight for free at Brooklyn Bowl. Download their newest single "Spectacular."

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Gig Alerts: Tomasz Stanko Quintet

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The revered trumpet player and his new quintet begin a five-night stint at Birdland this evening. Download the dark and beautiful track "So Nice."

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Gig Alerts: Red Sparowes

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This L.A. quintet has a thing for lush soundscapes and pedal steel guitar. Download their dramatic track "Giving Birth to Imagined Saviors," then check them out tonight at Mercury Lounge.

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Gig Alerts: Chew Lips

Monday, April 12, 2010

South London's electro-pop trio will be playing their first New York show at Littlefield tonight. Download their soulful and sleek track "Seven."

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Gig Alerts: Dorian Wood

Monday, April 12, 2010

This artist/musician with a taste for experimental, melodramatic song will be performing tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. Download his grand track "Echo Round My Heart."

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Gig Alerts: Mi Ami

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mi Ami brings their dance-punk party to Cake Shop tonight. Download their groove-heavy track "Latin Lover."

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Gig Alerts: Meshell Ndegeocello

Friday, April 09, 2010

The critically-lauded eclectic songwriter continues a three-night stint at Joe's Pub Friday and Saturday. Download her hooky, fetching track "White Girl."

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Gig Alerts: Pepi Ginsberg

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Brooklyn songstress will play at Loading Dock tonight before heading to the West Coast to tour with Dr. Dog. Download the slightly off-kilter "Coca Cola" from her new album East Is East.

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Gig Alerts: Falu

Friday, April 09, 2010

This classically-trained, Western-influenced Indian singer will perform for free at Brooklyn Museum Saturday. Download her dramatic track "O Lal Meri."

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Gig Alerts: Serena-Maneesh

Thursday, April 08, 2010

This Norwegian group is carrying on the shoegaze torch, and they'll be performing at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download their otherworldy track "I Just Want to See Your Face."

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Gig Alerts: Caetano Veloso

Thursday, April 08, 2010

This Brazilian pop legend will be gracing the stage at Terminal 5 tonight. Download his slinky, funky track "Sem Cais."

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Gig Alerts: Rocky Votolato

Thursday, April 08, 2010

This Seattle-based singer-songwriter will be teaming up with Brooke Waggoner to perform in City Winery's Indie & Wine series tonight. Download his earnest track "Red River."

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