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Gig Alerts: Garotas Suecas

Friday, April 02, 2010

This Brazilian sextet play 1960's style R&B with a Latin flavor. Download their carefree track "Codinome Dinamite," then see them Friday night at Cake Shop.

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Gig Alerts: The Soft Pack

Thursday, April 01, 2010

This straight-ahead rock quartet from L.A. (formerly known as the Muslims) will play Mercury Lounge tonight. Download their fun-loving track "C'mon."

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Gig Alerts: Golden Triangle

Thursday, April 01, 2010

This homegrown art punk collective will be opening for Brazilian export Garotas Suecas tonight at Knitting Factory. Download their clamorous track "Neon Noose."

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Gig Alerts: Rebirth Brass Band

Thursday, April 01, 2010

This legendary New Orleans brass band will be gracing the stage at the Highline Ballroom tonight. Download their celebratory track "Do Whatcha Wanna."

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Gig Alerts: Peasant

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Folk rocker Damien DeRose, aka Peasant, will be appearing at Glasslands Gallery tonight. Download his charming track "Well Alright."

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Gig Alerts: Jaime Smith of The xx

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The mixmaster for the English outfit the xx will be DJing at Santos Party House tonight after playing with his band at Webster Hall. Download his masterful remix of the Jack Peñate song "Pull My Heart Away."

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Gig Alerts: Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Acclaimed pianist Tord Gustavsen takes the stage with his quintet at Merkin Concert Hall tonight to play tunes from his new release Restored, Returned. Download the album's stirring title track.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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