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Douglas Q. Smith

WNYC Culture Producer

Douglas Q. Smith appears in the following:

Gig Alert: Eileen Ivers

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers spreads early holiday cheer with her 2010 Christmas tour "An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas." Download "Hark, The Hearld Angels Sing" just in time for the holidays.

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Gig Alert: Palomar

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Brooklyn-based indie poppers Palomar continues to kick out the live jams at The Rock Shop tonight at the fourth of its five-night benefit series. You can download the band's "Our Haunt" right here for free.

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Gig Alert: Budos Band

Friday, December 03, 2010

The Budos Band is all instrumental, all New York and all kinds of raucousness. Download the group's track, "Unbroken, Unshaven" here.

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Gig Alert: Maya Beiser

Friday, December 03, 2010

The so-called "diva of the cello," Maya Beiser, will perform tonight with the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Click here to download the piece “Memories” composed by Armenian musician Djivan Gasparian.

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Gig Alert: Austra

Friday, December 03, 2010

The Toronto trio Austra is led by the once opera-bound Katie Stelmanis. Download the band’s first single, “The Beat and The Pulse.”

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Gig Alert: The Pablo Ziegler Quartet with Special Guest "Prometheus Jenkins"

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Pablo Ziegler is widely known as the leading composer of “Nuevo Tango,” a blend of classical Argentinian tango rhythms and sophisticated jazz improvisation. Download this piece, “Buenos Aires Report,” right here.

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Gig Alert: Christine Owman

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The half-Swedish, half-Danish singer delivers her dichotomous blend of dreamy folk and raw distortion tonight at Scandinavia House. Download "Circles," from her forthcoming album Throwing Knives.

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Gig Alert: Bess Rogers

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Brooklyn-based singer songwriter weaves between agression and fragility on her latest EP, Bess Rogers Presents Bess Rogers. Download "What We Want" for a sampling of her work.

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Gig Alert: The Radio Dept.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sweden’s The Radio Dept. garnered widespread attention in 2006 with the inclusion of three songs on the highly acclaimed soundtrack to Sophia Copolla’s film Marie Antoinette. Download the track, "Never Follow Suit,” from this month’s EP of the same name.

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Gig Alert: Matisyahu

Monday, November 29, 2010

If you haven’t heard by now, there is quite a popular Hasidic Jewish musician out there blending his religion’s themes with rock ‘n' reggae hip-hop and freestyle beatboxing. Download Matisyahu's live track, "Time of Your Song."

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Gig Alert: Free Energy

Friday, November 26, 2010

Philadelphia pop-rockers Free Energy turned to producer James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem to flesh out a big sound for the band’s debut full-length album, Stuck To Nothing. Download the track, "Dream City," for free.

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Gig Alert: Bettye LaVette

Friday, November 26, 2010

On her latest album, soul and rhythm-and-blues singer Bettye LaVette covers some of the most recognizable songs from the British Invasion canon. Download her cover of Led Zeppelin's "All My Love" here.

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Gig Alert: Hollerado

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Click here for four fun facts about Canadian indie-rockers Hollerado. And download the track, "Fake Drugs," for free here.

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Gig Alert: Delta Spirit

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Delta Spirit spins out a raucous neo-rock soul sound behind vocalist Matt Vasquez and his powerful pipes. Download the track “Bushwick Blues” here for free.

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Gig Alert: Coco Montoya

Monday, November 22, 2010

With over 30 years of performing under his belt, Coco Montoya is one of the leading contemporary blues guitarist around. But his explosive guitar playing takes a back seat to Montoya's passionate soulful voice in his new work. Download "I Want It All Back" here.

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Gig Alert: Callers

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sara Lucas, Ryan Seaton and Don Godwin settled in Brooklyn after leaving New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina. Download the track, "How You Hold Your Arms," from the band's first album in its new home.

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A Panda Bear Punching Bag Comes to Brooklyn

Friday, November 19, 2010

Have a rough week at work? Did your significant other do you wrong? Has your cat run away or head to that big farmhouse in the sky? Well, for the next 24 hours you can call someone in Brooklyn who cares. For a penny, Performance Artist Nate Hill will take a punch in the belly while dressed as a cute, adorable, 6'3" wide-eyed panda bear. Until Saturday night, you can even set up a house call to vent at a time best suited to your schedule.

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Gig Alert: Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats

Friday, November 19, 2010

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and his bombastic meatbats just released their second album, More Meat. Download the jazz-fusion track, "And We All Swing The Tuna," right here.

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Punk Rock Author Patti Smith Wins National Book Award

Thursday, November 18, 2010

On Wednesday night, November 17, Patti Smith won the 2010 National Book Award in the Non-fiction category for her memoir, "Just Kids."

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Gig Alert: Simian Mobile Disco

Thursday, November 18, 2010

These two U.K. deejays and remix producers have assembled a two-disc album of Delicacies they collected on a world tour. Learn about the album and download "Aspic" right here for free.

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