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Gig Alert: Chino Maurice

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chino Maurice brings back the sound and style of yesteryear's soul-funk-rock masters: P-Funk, Prince, and Jimi Hedrix. Catch him at Joe's Pub tonight and download "Luna" here.

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Gig Alert: Kenny Werner and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, October 28, 2010

American arranger and jazz piano great Kenny Werner teams up with one of Europe's top big bands for a six-day stint at Dizzy's. Catch him tonight and download Werner's "Kadinsky" here.

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Gig Alert: Amon Tobin

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Brazilian sound architect Amon Tobin produces genre-defying beats and measures by setting manipulated field recordings and vinyl records to a drum machine. Download the track “Shut Down” for free.

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Gig Alert: Michael Formanek

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bassist Michael Formanek has released his first CD as a bandleader since 1998, and he's backed by some of today's hottest talents. Catch him at the Jazz Standard tonight and download ...

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Gig Alert: Chico Mann

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chico Mann, the alias of former Antibalas guitarist Marcos Garcia, is a project that mashes up the disparate (and funky) genres of Afrobeat, Electro, and Freestyle into a synth-driven...

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GIg Alert: Underworld

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Underworld released its new audio visual album, Barking, just over a month ago. Techno producers Mark Knight and D. Ramirez helped produce the dance track "Always Loved A Film," which...

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Gig Alert: Kagero

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kagero brings its Japanese Gypsy Rock to Local 269 tonight. Download the band's rolicking "2 + 1 is Almost 5" here.

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Gig Alert: Dan Tepfer Trio

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dan Tepfer is one of the pioneering, young jazz pianists reinventing "jazz as we know it." Catch his trio's CD release party at The Jazz Standard tonight, and download his "All I Heard Was Nothing" here.

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Gig Alert: Corin Tucker Band

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Corin Tucker, one of the founders of the riot grrl band Sleater Kinney, still gets her shredding, wailing riot grrl rock on in this free download, “Doubt."

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Gig Alert: Jake Shimabukuru

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuru manages to play melodies, harmonies and bass parts on his tiny instrument all at once. Download "143 (Kelly’s Song)" and watch his uke-version of Geo...

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Gig Alert: Future Islands

Monday, October 25, 2010

Download a free track from the Baltimore-based band Future Islands, and get a bonus remix track from BMore electronic experimenter Jason Urick.

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Gig Alert: Spectral Scriabin

Monday, October 25, 2010

In 1915, Russian composer Alexander Scriabin wrote a part for a clavier à lumières, a “color organ” that projected colors onto the stage. Download this Scriabin track, from a previous...

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Gig Alert: Voltaire Twins

Friday, October 22, 2010

Voltaire Twins lands in New York City for the first time on Friday in the midst of the annual CMJ music festival chaos. Download the duo's synth-ladden "Jump Cuts," along with the bon...

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Gig Alert: US Royalty

Friday, October 22, 2010

Brothers John and Paul Thornley are the front men for U.S. Royalty, a four-piece rock band from Washington, D.C. Download the band's "Equestrian" from its upcoming debut right here for free.

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Gig Alert: Freddie Gibbs

Friday, October 22, 2010

Rejecting hook-heavy club rap, Freddie Gibbs is single-handedly bearing the standard for Midwestern rap with impressive lyrical dexterity. Download an edited version of his "National Anthem" here.

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Gig Alert: Christopher Paul Stelling

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The musical storytelling of Christopher Paul Stelling embodies a long road with lush folkloric, mythological and religious imagery. Download his track, "Flawless Executioner," right h...

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Gig Alert: Reggie Watts

Thursday, October 21, 2010

One thing's for sure, Reggie Watts is one funny guy. Watts landed in the Lower East Side in 2004 and started performing ad-libbed, off-the-cuff improvisational lyrics in comedy clubs ...

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Gig Alert: Calibro 35

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Calibro 35, the instrumental funk band dedicated to reimagining swaggering soundtracks from '70s-era Italian gangster films, plays a Nublu CMJ showcase tonight. Download the band's "C...

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Gig Alert: Stew and Heidi Rodewald

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stew and Heidi Rodewald, masters of rock-musical songwriting, present a song-cycle all about Brooklyn. Download the duo's "Love Like That," from Stew and Heidi's first hit musical Passing Strange.

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Gig Alert: Dark, Dark, Dark

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Accordion (and banjo) wielding Dark Dark Dark, based in Minneapolis, brings its "chamber-folk" to the CMJ Music Marathon tonight. Download the band's earnestly executed, lovelorn "Daydreaming" here.

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