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Douglas Q. Smith

WNYC Culture Producer

Douglas Q. Smith appears in the following:

Brooklyn's Moving Images Get 'Scene'

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The Brooklyn Arts Council kicks off its third annual Scene: Brooklyn film and media arts festival on Thursday under the archway of the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo.

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Gig Alert: Pitom

Monday, May 02, 2011

Led by Yoshie Fruchter, Pitom plays hard-edged music it calls "punkassjewjazz." Download a track from the band's sophomore release Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes here.

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Gig Alert: The Joy Formidable

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Welsh trio brandishes fuzzed-out indie rock on its debut full-length album The Big Roar. Download "Whirring" from the album here.

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Gig Alert: Tame Impala

Monday, April 25, 2011

Perth, Australia’s Tame Impala released its debut full-length album, Innerspeaker, last summer. Download "Solitude Is Bliss" here, featuring the reverb-drenched, harmonized vocals of lead singer Kevin Parker.

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Gig Alert: Grass Widow

Friday, April 22, 2011

Listen to the San Francisco girl band Grass Widow build three-part harmonies over unusual chord progressions on “Tattoo.” Download it here for free.

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Gig Alert: Cake

Thursday, April 21, 2011

This year, Cake celebrates 20 years of being in the biz with a sixth full-length release, Showroom of Compassion. Download “Long Time” from the album here.

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Gig Alert: The Pipettes

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sister act Gwenno and Ani Saunders front the Brighton, England Euro-pop outfit The Pipettes. Download the space-inspired track "Thank You" from the band’s 2010 summer release Earth vs. The Pipettes.

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Gig Alert: Jamaica

Friday, April 15, 2011

The band Jamaica does not play reggae music. The French pop duo lets the guitar riffs fly while keeping the grooves tight on the track "I Think I Like U 2." Download the song here.

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Gig Alert: The Go! Team

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Go! Team is a six-piece band from the U.K. that blends rock guitars, hip-hop beats and schoolyard chants with live instrumentation. Download “T.O.R.N.A.D.O.” from the band’s latest album Rolling Blackouts here.

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Gig Alert: Adventure

Monday, April 11, 2011

Benny Boeldt is the man behind the 8-bit digital glitches and Nintendo blips in the Baltimore band Adventure. Download the track “Rio” from the group's second album Lesser Known here for free.

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Gig Alert: Headless Horseman

Friday, April 08, 2011

Conner O’Neill and Fareed Sajan of Headless Horseman craft their bubbly beats and bits using collage editing techniques. Download “Wavelength” and “Snowday" to get a taste of their sound.

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Gig Alert: Suuns

Friday, April 08, 2011

After three years on the touring circuit, Montreal's Suuns jumped into the studio last year to record its debut album Zeroes QC. Download "Arena" here.

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On Your Record Release Radar: Bill Callahan

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The Austin, Texas singer songwriter Bill Callahan, who recorded as Smog until a few years ago, released his latest album Apocalypse on Tuesday. Read WNYC's interview with Callahan here.

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Gig Alert: Thao with The Get Down Stay Down

Monday, April 04, 2011

Thao Nguyen sings vocals as her band, accompanied by the illustrious whistling violin virtuoso Andrew Bird, whirls a danceable jangle on "Know Better Learn Faster." Download the song here.

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Gig Alert: Hilary Hawke

Friday, April 01, 2011

Hawke learned to play old-time banjo music in the clawhammer style growing up in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. Download the track "Yellow Rose" here for free.

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Gig Alert: Chris North Dream Quartet

Friday, April 01, 2011

The Ridgewood, Queens performance, art, work and living space Silent Barn hosts the Chris North Dream Quartet from Whitehaus Family Record on Friday night. Download the quartet's "The Architects of Love and Forgiveness" here.

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Gig Alert: S— Robot

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Irish electronic musician and deejay Marcus Lambkin is the man behind the the beats of S— Robot. Download the track "Tuff Enuff?" from his 2010 debut album and check out a video from labelmate James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.

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Gig Alert: The Mountain Goats

Monday, March 28, 2011

Though in both his early solo work and his performances with The Mountain Goats John Darnielle's characters often complain, his songs resonate because of the epically-spun plights of their anti-heroes and Darnielle’s nasally yet sonorous vocals. Download the track “Damn These Vampires.” The band’s thirteenth album All Eternals Deck will be released on Tuesday.

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Gig Alert: Kurt Vile

Friday, March 25, 2011

Philadelphia-based songwriter and singer Kurt Vile packed his backing band The Violators into the studio to produce the rich, humming and strumming album Smoke Ring For My Halo. Download the track “Jesus Fever.”

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Gig Alert: Nymph

Friday, March 25, 2011

Brooklyn-based avant-psychedelic rock band Nymph's free-jazz and jam style is equal parts furry and harmony. Download the track “II YO” from the band’s 2010 self-titled debut release.

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