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Gig Alerts: Califone

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This quartet likes to dabble in post-rock -- and the movie business. Download their gloomy, film-inspired track "Funeral Singers," then check them out tonight at the Bell House.

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Gig Alerts: Flying Lotus

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This experimental producer and musician works in the electronic and hip-hop worlds, but he's a descendent of a jazz original. Download his cool, dusky track "Quakes," then see him tonight at Le Poisson Rouge.

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Gig Alerts: A Place to Bury Strangers

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

These raucous shoegazers will open for the Big Pink tonight at Webster Hall. Download their throwback track "In Your Heart."

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Gig Alerts: Akiko Pavolka & House of Illusion

Monday, March 29, 2010

This velvety-voiced chanteuse and pianist will be playing with her jazz-pop ensemble tonight at Barbes. Download her lush track "Harbor Song."

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Gig Alerts: Romain Collin

Monday, March 29, 2010

This rising pianist will take the stage solo tonight at Smalls. Download his trio's warm track "Onward, Upward."

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Gig Alerts: BRAHMS

Monday, March 29, 2010

This electro-pop trio will open for Lemonade and Delorean tonight at Mercury Lounge. Download their dancy track "Another Time."

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Gig Alerts: William Schuman Award Concert honoring Pauline Oliveros

Friday, March 26, 2010

This groundbreaking avant-garde composer and performer won the William Schuman Award last spring, and on Saturday night she will be fêted for her contributions to music over the last 40 years. Download her daring original work "Other Forests," performed by her trio Triple Point.

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Gig Alerts: Toro Y Moi

Friday, March 26, 2010

This Southern-based chillwave newcomer will play Brooklyn Bowl Friday night with the Ruby Suns. Download his mellow track "Talamak."

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Gig Alerts: Little Dragon

Thursday, March 25, 2010

This soulful electro-pop quartet from Sweden is in town to play the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Download their seductive track "Feather."

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Gig Alerts: Allison Miller

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The ubiquitous drummer steps out tonight as a solo artist. Download her mellow post-bop track "Intermission."

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Gig Alerts: Surf City

Thursday, March 25, 2010

This New Zealand group follows in the tradition of reverb-soaked Kiwi acts like The Clean. Download their song "Autumn."

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Gig Alerts: Ralph Towner and Paolo Fresu

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The acoustic guitarist and Italian trumpeter team up for a show tonight at the Italian Academy at Columbia University. Download their intimate track "Chiaroscuro."

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Gig Alerts: General Elektriks

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This French-born, California-based pop charmer will be taking the stage at Santos Party House tonight. Download his infectious track "Take Back The Instant."

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Gig Alerts: Clogs

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

These chamber-music-minded indie rockers will be appearing with Shara Worden tonight at the Bell House. Download their mellifluous track "Red Seas."

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Gig Alerts: Headlights

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

On their most recent album, the usually cheerful indie pop quartet reveals a moodier personality. Download their summery yet blue track "Get Going," then see them tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

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Gig Alerts: Field Music

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

After a three-year break, England's Field Music returned with a new double album this year, and now they're on tour. Download their strut-worthy track "Each Time Is A New Time," then see them tonight at Bowery Ballroom.

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Gig Alerts: Jeremiah Cymerman

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

This experimental composer and performer will be appearing in a showcase for the Porter Records label tonight at Issue Project Room. Download his ominous original piece "Act 1."

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Gig Alerts: Bachelorette

Monday, March 22, 2010

This electro-indie pop mastermind will be playing Union Hall tonight, fresh from her appearance at SXSW. Download her psychedelic dance tune "Mindwarp."

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Gig Alerts: Box Elders

Monday, March 22, 2010

This lo-fi indie pop/rock trio from Nebraska has a fuzz-loving sound and a quirky history. Download their charmingly shambolic track "Stay," then see them tonight at Bruar Falls.

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Gig Alerts: Fruit Bats

Monday, March 22, 2010

This indie rock group, led by one of the members of the Shins, will be appearing at the Bowery Ballroom tonight. Download their warm track "The Ruminant Band."

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