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Gig Alerts: Royal Forest

Monday, May 03, 2010

The Austin-based band formerly known as Loxsly are currently on tour supporting their new EP, and they roll into town tonight to play Glasslands Gallery. Download their new track "Courtesy in Decline."

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Gig Alerts: Sara Serpa Trio

Monday, May 03, 2010

The Portuguese jazz singer and her trio will play tonight at the intimate Bar Next Door, downstairs from La Lanterna di Vittorio. Download her enchanting track "10 Longos Dias de Chuva" ("10 Long Days of Rain").

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Gig Alerts: Paquito D'Rivera Sextet

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Cuban saxophonist and clarinetist will preview some new pieces with his specially selected sextet this weekend at the Jazz Standard. Download his upbeat track "Chiquita Blues."

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Gig Alerts: Hila Plitmann

Friday, April 30, 2010

The soprano and new opera darling will star in Paola Prestini’s "Oceanic Verses" Saturday at New York City Opera's VOX Contemporary American Opera Lab at NYU. Download a track from her Grammy-winning recording of the John Corigliano opera "Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems Of Bob Dylan."

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Gig Alerts: Passe Montagne

Friday, April 30, 2010

The European experimental power trio play Zebulon Sunday night. Download their dynamic track "Lowcost Deluxe."

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Gig Alerts: Hess Is More

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The eccentric electro-pop project of Danish mastermind Mikkel Hess plays Nublu tonight. Download the slinky track "Never."

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Gig Alerts: Abigail Washburn & the Shanghai Restoration Project

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Last year the banjoist went electronic on an album benefiting victims of the 2008 Chinese Earthquake. Tonight she teams up with David Liang of the Shanghai Restoration Project for a special performance at NYU. Download the track "Sala."

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Gig Alerts: Cold Cave

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The dark synth pop band takes the stage at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download their pulsing track "Theme From Tomorrowland."

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Gig Alerts: The Infamous Stringdusters

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Nashville bluegrass collective will be playing Southpaw tonight. Download their new track "All the Same."

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Gig Alerts: Frightened Rabbit

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Scottish indie rock band play a special acoustic in-store set tonight before they head to Webster Hall for their sold out show. Download their track "Swim Until You Can't See Land."

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Gig Alerts: Finn Riggins

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This offbeat indie pop trio love to tour, and tonight they roll into the city to play Cake Shop. Download their quirky, soaring track "Dali."

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Gig Alerts: Mike Bones

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The cerebral singer-songwriter and guitarist plays Union Pool tonight. Download his bittersweet track "What I Have Left."

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Gig Alerts: The Heath Brothers

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Brothers Jimmy and Albert Heath will settle into a six-night spell at Village Vanguard with their quartet tonight. Download their cool track "Dusk in the City."

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Gig Alerts: MNDR

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The producer, tech wizard and electronic rising star takes on Webster Hall tonight. Download her bubbly, infectious track "Fade to Black."

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Gig Alerts: Amanda Blank

Monday, April 26, 2010

This party rapper will be appearing at the Keep A Breast Foundation benefit concert tonight at the Bell House. Download her upbeat track "Make It Take It."

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Gig Alerts: Figeater

Monday, April 26, 2010

This wild, experimental, genre-hopping group will be playing tonight at Zebulon. Download their maniacal track "Crazy Lady."

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Gig Alerts: Los Campesinos!

Monday, April 26, 2010

The U.K. indie rock collective play the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza tonight. Download their dense, emotional track "The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future."

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Gig Alerts: Tobacco (of Black Moth Super Rainbow)

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Black Moth Super Rainbow frontman will be striking out on his own again with a second solo album due out in May. Download "Fresh Hex," a trippy jam featuring Beck. Then see Tobacco Saturday at Knitting Factory.

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Gig Alerts: Michel Camilo

Friday, April 23, 2010

The vivacious pianist and his trio will be appearing all weekend at Blue Note. Download his funky, easygoing track "Just Now."

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Gig Alerts: Susana Baca

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Afro-Peruvian singer songwriter takes the stage at Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday. Download her take on "El Bosque Armado (La Canoa)," penned by the Peruvian great Chabuca Granda.

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