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Douglas Q. Smith

WNYC Culture Producer

Douglas Q. Smith appears in the following:

Gig Alert: Friendly Fires

Monday, February 07, 2011

The Friendly Fires is an English trio of dance-punk inspired teens from 22 miles north of London. Download "Jump In The Pool" from the band's 2008 debut here.

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Gig Alert: Monotonix

Friday, February 04, 2011

The Tel Aviv trio Monotonix never disappoints live thanks to its bizarre arsenal of antics. Check out a video of the band playing and download a track from the band's second album Not Yet here.

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Gig Alert: Railroad Earth

Friday, February 04, 2011

The Stillwater, New Jersey jam band combines bluegrass and folk balladry with string-band funk and Scottish lore on its recent self-titled album. Download the ghostly “Potter’s Field" here.

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Gig Alert: Giant Sand

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Out of the deserts of Tucson, Arizona, the rock band Giant Sand has released its latest album, Blurry Blue Mountain. Download the sleepy track “Chunk of Coal” here.

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Gig Alert: Tina Dico

Monday, January 31, 2011

Tina Dico's new release Welcome Back Colour is the result of nine years of work and extensive time on the road touring. Download her “Count To Ten” here.

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Gig Alert: Twin Tigers

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Athens, Georgia trio Twin Tigers offers WNYC listeners three tracks for download, including a remix by Interpol's Sam Fogarino.

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Gig Alert: Phone Tag

Friday, January 28, 2011

Texas native Gryphon Graham moved to Brooklyn three years ago, bringing his fuzzy tropical pop with him. Download the title track to his recent EP release "Look and Feel." 

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On Your Record Release Radar: Charles Bradley

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Brooklyn soul singer released his debut album on Tuesday—at 62 years old. Check out WNYC's interview with Bradley and download “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” here.

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Gig Alert: Katie Mullins

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Brooklyn singer songwriter Katie Mullins takes listeners on a rich, sonic journey on her debut album Pastoral. Click here to download the title track, which features the mbira, an African thumb piano.

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Gig Alert: Cex

Monday, January 24, 2011

Baltimore based beat manipulator Rjyan Kidwell goes by the name of Cex. He turns ambient techno into a glitchcore hybrid of hip-hop. Download the track "Trumpetflower" here for free.

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Gig Alert: Guards

Friday, January 21, 2011

Southern Californian musician James Follin collaborates with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, James Richardson of MGMT and his sister Madeline of Cults on the Guards' debut album. Download the track “Swimming After Dark” here.

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Gig Alert: Tokyo Police Club

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tokyo Police Club became a must-play at college and indie radio stations after it released its EP A Lesson In Crime in 2006. Download the track “Breakneck Speed” from the 2010 album Champ here.

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Gig Alert: Ecstatic Music Festival, feat. So Percussion

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Ecstatic Music Festival kicks off on Monday afternoon for a free 7-hour music marathon from 2 P.M. to 9 P.M. One of the must sees from the marathon is the Brooklyn-based quartet So Percussion.

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Balkan Music Festival Lands In Brooklyn

Friday, January 14, 2011

The 26th annual Golden Festival celebrates the Balkan and Middle Eastern regions with plenty of music and food at its new digs in south Park Slope. Check out a video of the fun to be had here and download a track from the Providence, Rhode Island, band The What Cheer? Brigade, which will be performing.

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Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra Kicks Off Season with Robert Moses Tribute

Friday, January 14, 2011

On Saturday night, the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra celebrates one of New York City’s best-known 20th century architects, Robert Moses. The orchestra’s season's opener is free, open to the public and will be held at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden at 7 P.M.

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Gig Alert: Mother's Finest

Friday, January 14, 2011

Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Murdock founded the Georgia funk rock band Mother's Finest in the early 1970's. Head to BB’s on Sunday night to hear the band's funky fusion or download this special remixed track “Baba Love” from material yet to be released in the U.S.

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Gig Alert: Tyevk

Friday, January 14, 2011

Detroit foursome Tyevk blisters through the 100 second song in proper punk fashion on the single “4312.” Download the track right here for free.

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NYC Auction House Holds Judaica Sale

Monday, January 10, 2011

On Monday night, Manhattan's J. Greenstein & Co. will hold the first of this year's biennial Judaica auctions at the Herald Square Radisson Martinique Hotel. It's the only auction house in the United States that exclusively sells Jewish antique ritual art.

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Gig Alert: Anaïs Mitchell

Monday, January 10, 2011

Anaïs Mitchell’s new album Hadestown is more than a concept album. It's a full-blown folk opera. The album features Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Ani DiFranco and Anaïs Mitchell herself. Download “Wait For Me and "Flowers (Eurydice's Song)."

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Gig Alert: Voxhaul Broadcast

Friday, January 07, 2011

Los Angeles soul rockers Voxhaul Broadcast play Park Slope's Union Hall on Friday night, the last of three gigs in the city this week. Download "Leaving on the 5th" from the band's forthcoming debut album here.

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