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Douglas Q. Smith

WNYC Culture Producer

Douglas Q. Smith appears in the following:

Gig Alert: British Sea Power

Monday, March 21, 2011

The indie rockers' new album Valhalla Dancehall opens with “Who’s In Control?,” a lively anthem inciting youth everywhere to join a "sexy protest," stand up and fight, and spend some time at a local library. Download the song for free here.

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Gig Alert: Kodo

Friday, March 18, 2011

Kodo puts a modern spin on the traditional taiko drum at Avery Fisher Hall on Sunday night. Prepare to hear thunderous sounds: the band's name, Kodo, means "heartbeat," and reflects the band's “desire to play the drums simply, with the heart of a child.”

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Gig Alert: Teddy Thompson

Friday, March 18, 2011

The British New Yorker and folk rocker Teddy Thompson has a new album out called Bella. Download his autobiographical “Looking For A Girl” here.

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Gig Alert: David Thomas Broughton

Monday, March 14, 2011

The London-based experimental folk artist David Thomas Broughton cites Tom Waits and Bill Callahan, of Smog, as his early musical influences. You can download his track “Perfect Louse” here.

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Gig Alert: Clogs with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Friday, March 11, 2011

Download the instrumental track "Three-Two" from the Brooklyn ensemble Clogs.

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Gig Alert: The Rural Alberta Advantage

Friday, March 11, 2011

Download "Stamp" here, a new track from the Canadian trio's sophomore LP, Departing. It's the band's first release on the Omaha, Nebraska-based indie outlet Saddle Creek Records.

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Gig Alert: Say Hi

Monday, March 07, 2011

Singer songwriter Eric Elbogen is the man behind the Brooklyn indie band Say Hi. You can download the track "Dots on Maps" from Say Hi's seventh studio album Um, Uh Oh.

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Gig Alert: The Heavenly States

Friday, March 04, 2011

The San Franciscan folk-rock revival group The Heavenly States has a new EP on the horizon: Oui Camera Oui. Download the opening track “Model Son” for a sneak peak.

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Gig Alert: Delicate Steve

Friday, March 04, 2011

Steve Marion plays over 40 instruments on his band's delicate, lyric-free album Wondervisions. Download the track “Butterfly” for free here.

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Gig Alert: Emil & Friends

Monday, February 28, 2011

The band Emil & Friends is the sole effort of a 23 year-old named Emil Hewitt. Download “Josephine” here along with a remix of the Passion Pit single “Sleepyhead."

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Gig Alert: Prince Rama

Friday, February 25, 2011

Prince Rama has released four albums in the past three years. The Brooklyn band's latest, Shadow Temple, was released on Animal Collective’s label Paw Tracks. Download the hauntingly epic track "Land of the Apocalypse Transcended."

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Gig Alert: Soft Landing

Friday, February 25, 2011

Beirut bassist Paul Collins and drummer Perrin Cloutier team up for a folksier strum-sound in the band Soft Landing. Download the track "Baptism" here.

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Live on Soundcheck: Beans

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Brooklyn-based rapper who is the frontman of the alt-hip-hop group Anti-Pop Consortium—yes we're talking about Beans—recently stopped by WNYC's Soundcheck studios. Check out a video of his performance of "Electric Eliminator" here.

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Gig Alert: Kings Go Forth

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Milwaukee, Wis. band Kings Go Forth released its debut album, The Outsiders Are Back, on David Byrne’s world music record label Luaka Bop last year. Download the group's “Don’t Take My Shadow” here.

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Gig Alert: Reigning Sound

Friday, February 18, 2011

Garage punk legend Greg Cartwright heads up the southern rock band Reigning Sound. Download the band's track "Broken Things" here from the 2009 album Love and Curses.

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Gig Alert: Friends

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Brooklyn quintet Friends is one part “weird-pop” and one part “tropicool,” with African-inspired rhythms that splash over the rim of a glass. Download the band’s debut single “Friend Crush” here.

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Gig Alert: Raquel Bitton

Monday, February 14, 2011

The French jazz singer, actress and playwright Raquel Bitton is revered as one of the preeminent interpreters of Edith Piaf's music. Download "Hymne a L'amour" here.

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Gig Alert: (The) Tony Castles

Friday, February 11, 2011

(The) Tony Castles joined the Brooklyn music scene back in 2008. Download the dream pop band's debut single “Black Girls in Dresses” here.

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Gig Alert: Sun Airway

Friday, February 11, 2011

Songwriter Jon Barthmus teamed up with sound manipulator Patrick Marsceill to sculpt a sunny (albeit night-inspired), soundtrack on Sun Airway's debut album Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier. Download the tropical pop track “Oh, Naoko” and the hazy electronic tune “Put the Days Away” here.

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Gig Alert: Rich Aucoin

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Rich Aucoin, who Spin magazine dubbed the Canadian Wunderkind, enlisted hundreds of people to play on his first commercial EP Public Publication. Download his homage to Daft Punk here.

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