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Douglas Q. Smith

WNYC Culture Producer

Douglas Q. Smith appears in the following:

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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Gig Alert: The Antivillains

Friday, January 07, 2011

Heavy on the harmonies, more than mild with the jazz and sitting under a bittersweet sound cloud is the half-Toledo, Ohio, half-Brooklyn based trio The Antivillains. Download “This Only Sound" from the group's forthcoming album So Much For Romance.

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Gig Alert: Julia Barry

Monday, January 03, 2011

Piano-playing singer songwriter Julia Barry recently left the studio with a shiny new jazz and blues inspired album. Download her delicate track "Everything is Perfect" from her second album here.

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Gig Alert: The So So Glos

Monday, January 03, 2011

The punky surf rock band The So So Glos are Bay Ridge, Brooklyn-born brothers who now live and operate out of the Market Hotel in Bushwick. Get a free download of the track "Fred Astaire."

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Gig Alert: Harlem Gospel Choir

Monday, January 03, 2011

Famous and world-traveling -- they were in Milan just last week -- the Harlem Gospel Choir boasts the top singers and musicians from Harlem’s black churches and the entire Tri-State area. Click here to get a free download of the song "Friend of God."

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Gig Alert: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Friday, December 31, 2010

As a belated Christmas gift to WNYC, Sharon Jones, the queen of Brooklyn's own Daptone Records, has offered an exclusive, limited time download of her Christmas tune “Ain’t No Chimneys.” Download it for free until Sunday night.

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Gig Alert: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Friday, December 31, 2010

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti headline a stellar bill out in Bushwick, Brooklyn Friday night at the 10,000 square foot venue at 234 Starr Street. Download one of the most indie-buzzed tracks of the year, "Round and Round."

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Indie Artists Name Best Live Show of 2010: Javelin

Friday, December 31, 2010

Thomas Van Buskirk and George Langford, the cousins behind the electro-pop group Javelin, give us their favorite singles and live show of 2010.

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Indie Artists Name Best Live Show of 2010: Reggie Watts

Friday, December 31, 2010

The Seattle-based comedian and musician Reggie Watts gives us his favorite live show and singles of 2010.

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Gig Alert: Liz Callaway

Friday, December 31, 2010

Tony-nominated and Emmy-winning actress and cabaret singer Liz Callaway headlines New Year’s Eve at the Metropolitan Room. You can download the track "Rain Drops Keep Falling_Singing In The Rain" from her 2010 release Passage of Time.

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Indie Artists Name Best Live Show of 2010: Paul Sprangers

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Paul Sprangers, of Free Energy, gives us his favorite live show and singles of 2010.

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Gig Alert: Radical Dads

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Radical Dads is a side project of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's Robbie Guertin. Joined with Lindsay Baker and Chris Diken the trio pump out some loud fuzzed up Brooklyn rock. Get a free download the track "Recklessness."

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Indie Artists Name Best Live Show of 2010: Kristina Lieberson

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kristina Lieberson, keyboard player for Here We Go Magic, gives us her favorite live show and singles of 2010.

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Gig Alert: Soltero

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New York-based multi-instrumentalist and singer Tim Howard resonates with his haunting and sometimes taunting songwriting. Download the track "Drag Out Blues" from his 2008 release You're No Dream.

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Indie Artists Name Best Live Show of 2010: Astronautalis

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Andy Bothwell, who performs under the name Astronautalis, gives us his favorite live show and singles of 2010.

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Gig Alert: Assembly of Dust

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The roots rocking Assembly of Dust recruited a slew of classic Americana musicians to collaborate on the band’s second full-length album Some Assembly Required. Download the track "All That I Am Now" featuring folk singer and guitarist Richie Havens.

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Indie Artists Name Best Live Show of 2010: Nicole Simone

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Los Angeles-based chanteuse gives us her favorite live show and singles of 2010.

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Gig Alert: Shayfer James

Monday, December 27, 2010

Pianist and songwriter Shayfer James brings a cinematic approach to music making on his latest release The Owl & The Elephant. Download the song “Bayonnettes” for free here.

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Gig Alert: Disco Biscuits

Monday, December 27, 2010

Since starting out in Philadelphia in the mid-'90s, Disco Biscuit has successfully bridged the gap between being an electronic music group and a jam band. Download the hyper-trance track "On Time (featuring TuPhace)."

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Indie Artists Name Best Live Show of 2010: Holy Ghost!

Monday, December 27, 2010

In the past year, WNYC has offered up free downloads from hundreds of bands playing live shows in New York City. As part of our Gig Alert series, we've asked several indie rockers to give us their favorite live shows of 2010.

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