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Gig Alert: Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn

Friday, October 08, 2010

Hotshot jazz pianist Vijay Iyer teams up with hotshot jazz pianist Craig Taborn for a performance at Columbia's Miller Theater tonight, their New York debut as a duo. Download Iyer's "One for Blount" here.

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Gig Alert: The Underground Horns

Thursday, October 07, 2010

New York City is pulsing with high-octane brass bands these days, and The Underground Horns is one of them. The group releases its debut CD tonight at Nublu. Download "Big Beat" here.

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Gig Alert: Gregorio Uribe Big Band

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Gregorio Uribe's 16-piece, Afro-Colombian big band plays Zinc Bar tonight. Download his "Caribe Contigo" here.

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Gig Alert: Anat Fort Trio

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Israeli pianist Anat Fort brings her thoughtful, minimalist, jazz to Birdland tonight. Download her "Paul Motian (1)" here.

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Gig Alert: Davell Crawford

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

New Orleans piano great Davell Crawford plays the Jazz Standard tonight. Download his ballad "Strange Fruit" here.

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Gig Alert: !!!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The band !!! strives to provide the world with "I bet you can’t not dance to this" live dance music. The band's fourth record, Myth Takes, shows they are up to the task. Download "A...

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Gig Alert: A.A. Bondy

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

A.A. Bondy makes simple folk songs that conjure up a mythical America of empty roads and broken hearts. Download his "I Can See the Pines Are Dancing" here.

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Gig Alert: Teengirl Fantasy

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Teengirl Fantasy creates techno textures in a land of confused, dreamy, half-awake, half-asleep states that one experiences after staying up all night partying. Download the duo's tra...

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Gig Alert: Marnie Stern

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Marnie Stern opens her self-titled album in a flurry with the track “For Ash.” Download that track and a bonus free download, "Transparency is the new Mystery,” from Stern's latest se...

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Gig Alert: Jason Moran & the Bandwagon

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Official "Genius" and jazz futurist, Jason Moran begins a residency at the Village Vanguard this week. Download his Basquiat-inspired "Gangsterism Over 10 Years" here.

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Gig Alert: GAYNGS

Monday, October 04, 2010

Minneapolis maestro Ryan Olson embarks on an epic collection of musicians and genre mixing on GAYNGS debut album Relayted. Download the track "The Gaudy Side of Town" right here for free.

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Gig Alert: FELA!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Sahr Ngaujah, lead actor in FELA!, the musical, plays the music of Afrobeat godfather Fela Kuti, backed by the able musicians of Antibalas. Download the theatrical version of "Water N...

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Gig Alert: Chapterhouse

Monday, October 04, 2010

The late 1980’s Brit-rockers Chapterhouse reunited this year for their first North American tour in 15 years. Download the track "Pearl" right here.

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Gig Alert: Buke & Gass

Friday, October 01, 2010

Buke & Gass is finally releasing its much-anticipated record, Riposte. Download "Medulla Oblongata" from the duo's debut album here.

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Gig Alert: Menomena

Friday, October 01, 2010

Menomena's latest self-produced, recorded and mixed album, Mines, is more loopy exuberant craftwork from the Portland, Oregon trio. Download the track "Toas" here for free.

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Gig Alert: Film School

Friday, October 01, 2010

The latest effort from the LA-based group Film School is Fission, a danceable bundle of harmonies, keyboards and guiding guitars of the reverbed variety. Download the track “Heart Ful...

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Gig Alert: Gotan Project

Thursday, September 30, 2010

In the early aughts, the Gotan Project created "Tango electronica," a mix of classic Argentinean tango and trip-hop, long before the current crop of electro-world mash-up artists. Ton...

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Gig Alert: Alex Cuba

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba brings his latin-tinged soul and pop to Webster Hall tonight. Download his reggae rhythm love-letter, "Directo" here.

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Gig Alert: Autre Ne Veut

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Autre Ne Veut dropped his self-titled debut album late last month on Daniel Lopatin's (Oneohtrix Point Never/Games) Upstairs CD-R label. Download the track “Tell Me” here.

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Gig Alert: The Clean

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Clean arose from New Zealand's epic corral of brash punk talent in the early 1980s and continues to pump out Kiwi pop-rock to the masses. Download the track "Tensile" from the ban...

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