Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

Marlon Bishop appears in the following:

Gig Alert: Alamo Race Track

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Dutch indie rockers Alamo Race Track plays the Mercury Lounge on Monday night. Download the band's bouncy single "Apples" for free here.


Gig Alert: Sidi Touré

Friday, October 14, 2011

Malian legend Sidie Touré plays a free concert of his Songhai desert blues at BAMcafé Friday night. Download his hypnotic "Bon Koum" here.


Gig Alert: Vinicius Cantuária

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Downtown post-bossa composer Vinicius Cantuária kicks off a long weekend of concerts at the Jazz Standard Thursday night. Download his gorgeous "Quase Choro" here, featuring Bill Frisell and Brad Mehldau.


Ohio to New York: Give Us Your Space Shuttle

Thursday, October 13, 2011

In a letter to NASA, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown urged NASA to reconsider its decision to award the retired Enterprise shuttle to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum because of reports that the Intrepid is changing its original plans to house the shuttle.

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National Dance Institute Opens New Home in Harlem

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

At long last, a decades-old arts education group has a permanent home uptown. On Tuesday night, the National Dance Institute will inaugurate its first-ever headquarters in central Harlem, complete with studios and a 175-seat performance space.

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Look | Italian-American Pride At The Columbus Day Parade

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tri-color flags, Ferraris, and firefighters streamed down Fifth Avenue to show Italian-American pride for the annual Columbus Day Parade.

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Gig Alert: Jens Lekman

Monday, October 10, 2011

Jens Lekman, the Swedish indie-pop sensation, plays the Music Hall of Williamsburg Monday night. Download his "An Argument With Myself" for free here.


Gig Alert: Pernett

Friday, October 07, 2011

Pernett, purveyor of "galactic cumbia," plays for the first time in New York this weekend. Download his "El Mago" here for free.

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Gig Alert: Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, and Pee Wee Ellis

Thursday, October 06, 2011

James Brown's original horn men unite for a rare joint performance Thursday night at Town Hall. Download a 12-minute live version of the J.B.'s classic "Pass The Peas" here for free.


Art In Odd Places Festival Invades 14th Street

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

All week long, the Art in Odd Places festival turns Manhattan's busy thoroughfare into a museum with 70 guerrilla art installations and performance pieces. The works range from laundry hanging on the sidewalk, to quilts made out of garbage that are displayed in bodega windows, to a tree that sings Buddhist chants.

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Occupying Wall Street — with Drums and Protest Songs

Monday, October 03, 2011

Since the Occupy Wall Street protests began a few weeks ago, there have been ebbs and flows in the number of protestors, the rallying cries and the demonstrators' run-ins with the police. One thing has remained constant in Zuccotti Park: drums and protest songs.

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Gig Alert: The Bangles

Monday, October 03, 2011

The group that made "Walk Like An Egyptian" a No. 1 hit is back with a new album. Catch The Bangles Monday at the Highline Ballroom and download a new song, "I'll Never Be Through With You," here.

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Gig Alert: Asobi Seksu

Friday, September 30, 2011

In English and Japanese, Asobi Seksu combines playful melodies with outer-space guitars. Catch the group Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl, and download "Perfectly Crystal" here for free.


Controversy Grows Over Bob Dylan's Paintings at the Gagosian

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The first ever exhibition of Bob Dylan’s paintings in New York City is under scrutiny over the source materials behind the paintings included in the show.

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Gig Alert: Jose James

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Jose James perfectly straddles the line between smart, minimalist jazz and baby-making R&B. Catch him on Thursday at the Jazz Standard, and download his "Save Your Love For Me" here.


Recent Class of American Nobel Laureates Honored on City Monument

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

On Tuesday evening, city park officials unveiled new inscriptions on the city’s Nobel Monument, honoring the three American laureates of 2010: chemist Richard Heck, economist Dale Mortensen, and economist Peter Diamond.


As Brooklyn Museum Closes Indian Art Show, Met Opens 'Master Painters of India'

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's a big season for Indian art at New York City museums. As the Brooklyn Museum wraps up its "Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior" exhibit this weekend, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens a major show of art from the subcontinent on Wednesday, called "Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900.” See images from the show here.


GIg Alert: Zee Avi

Monday, September 26, 2011

Zee Avi, the 25-year old Malaysian singer-songwriter, plays her lovely ukulele songs at the Highline Ballroom on Monday. Download her new "Swell Window" here.

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Gig Alert: Tarana

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tarana, the jazz-world-electronica project of drummer Ravish Momin, performs at the Baruch Performing Arts Center on Friday. Download the as yet unreleased "Night Song" here.


Gig Alert: Beirut

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Combining indie rock cool with world music eclectica, Beirut presents its third album The Rip Tide at Terminal 5 on Thursday. Download the band's brand-new "East Harlem" here.