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Douglas Q. Smith

WNYC Culture Producer

Douglas Q. Smith appears in the following:

Gig Alert: Four Tet

Friday, July 08, 2011

Digital textures, live instrumentation, samples and remixes. Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet, is a conductor of these. Download his remix of fellow beat maker Caribou. The track's called "Angel Echoes."

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Gig Alert: pow wow!

Friday, July 08, 2011

New Jersey brothers Eddie and Jeff Nazareno have been writing and playing music for 14 years. But they didn’t combine their musical powers to form pow wow! until 2005. The band has a pretty upbeat and jangly pop sound.

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Gig Alert: Pablo Malaurie

Monday, July 04, 2011

The Argentinean singer and multi-instrumentalist Pablo Malaurie combines traditional Japanese sounds with South American folk. Download the track "Veni" from his 2010 solo debut record, El Festival del Beso, and watch a music video featuring Malaurie by the French filmmaker Vincent Moon.

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Gig Alert: Panda Bear

Friday, July 01, 2011

The experimental musician Noah Lennox is best known as Panda Bear, one of the founding members of the neo-noise group Animal Collective. His latest album Tomboy was released in April. Download "Last Night at the Jetty" from the album here.

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Gig Alert: Dirty Beaches

Friday, July 01, 2011

Dirty Beaches is the solo sound project of the Taiwanese musician, and not so closeted lover of iconic '50’s Americana, Alex Zhang Hungtai. Download his song “Sweet 17” here.

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Gig Alert: Ayakao Shirasaki

Friday, July 01, 2011

In the fifth grade, Shirasaki was transcribing the works of the renowned American jazz pianist Bud Powell, and by age 12, she had already begun her professional career. Download the title track from her latest solo piano release "Falling Leaves - Live in Hamburg" here.

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Gig Alert: The Hundred in the Hands

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Hundred in the Hands makes highly danceable, disco-punk pop music. Download the Brooklyn duo's "Dressed in Dresden" from its eponymous full-length debut here.

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Gig Alert: iceage

Friday, June 24, 2011

The four punk-rocking 18- and 19-year-old teenagers of iceage (sans capital “I”) are musically beyond their tender ages. Download the Copenhagen, Denmark group's track “Broken Bone" from the band's debut album New Brigade.

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Gig Alert: Reggie Watts

Friday, June 24, 2011

Reggie Watts is an entertainer. He spins on-the-spot comedic free verse over on-the-spot free beats with an incomparable vocal range. Download "Every Day is Like Sunday" here from the LP Live at Third Man Records.

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Gig Alert: Mike Wexler

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Brooklyn singer songwriter Mike Wexler, whose influences include Pink Floyd, Scott Walker and former Soft Machines member Robert Wyatt, pairs his musical folk exploration with psychedelia. Download “Ecliptic” from his 2007 debut album Sun Wheel here.

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Gig Alert: Smoke Fairies

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Download "Hotel Room" by the British duo Smoke Fairies. The track is from the band's first full length release in the U.S., Through Low Light and Trees.

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Gig Alert: Ari Hoenig

Monday, June 20, 2011

With grins, grimaces, manic gesticulation and fervent beats of his drumsticks, the Philadelphia jazz drummer and composer Ari Hoenig directs complex rhythms and melodies on his instrument. Download the title track from his album Lines of Oppression here.

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Gig Alert: Deleted Scenes

Friday, June 17, 2011

Download the new single “Bedbedbedbedbed” by the Washington D.C. band Deleted Scenes here. It's from the band's third album Young People’s Church of the Air, which is due out in September.

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Gig Alert: Seapony

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Seattle indie-poppers in Seapony released their debut album Go With Me last month. Download the fuzzy feeling track "Dreaming" right here.

 

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Gig Alert: Radiolab Live Event Preview

Monday, June 13, 2011

Preview of the upcoming Radiolab concert event 'Curious Sounds' by downloading a track from Brooklyn's genre-bending duo Buke & Gass. Plus, get tickets for the show. 

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Gig Alert: Chris Bathgate

Friday, June 10, 2011

Chris Bathgate has gained comparisons to fellow contemporary folk artists like Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine and Damien Jurado. Download the track "No Silver" from his fourth full length release Salt Year.

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Gig Alert: Lou Canon

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Toronto-based songstress and multi-instrumentalist Lou Canon released her self-titled debut album in May. Get a free download of Canon's single “Heart Of.”

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Gig Alert: Regal Degal

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Brooklyn-based trio Regal Degal smashes and bangs out post-punk rock. Download the track “Making You Thinking” right here for free.

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Gig Alert: The Melvins

Monday, June 06, 2011

The bandmembers in The Melvins aren't called the “Godfathers of Grunge” for nothing. The punk rock metal music of the Montesano, Washington group influenced greats such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam, among others. Download a live recording of "Civilized Worm" here.

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Gig Alert: Hess Is More

Friday, June 03, 2011

Mikkel Hess is the Danish musician behind Hess is More. His upcoming release Creation Keeps The Devil Away blends jazz, folk, disco, indie and dance music with a cinematic sense of humor. Download the album's title track here.

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