Otis Hart

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First Listen: Classixx, 'Hanging Gardens'

Sunday, May 05, 2013

All at once, Hanging Gardens feels vibrant and vintage, unmistakably young and inexplicably nostalgic. Classixx's Michael David and Tyler Blake may be known as DJs, but they're pop stars at heart, with melody reigning over rhythm and simple chord progressions carrying the day.


Yo La Tengo: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 15, 2013

Yo La Tengo's sound has evolved quite a bit since Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan first jammed together in 1984; the feedback has subsided, replaced by a more contemplative vibe. To coincide with the release of the band's 13th album, Fade, Yo La Tengo performs an acoustic set behind Bob Boilen's desk.


First Listen: Kurt Vile, 'Wakin On A Pretty Daze'

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The laid-back Philadelphia guitarist has become something of a patron saint for the Great Recession's legions of accidental bohemians, who work hard while hardly working. Vile's transfixing new album is arguably his best yet.


First Listen: Suede, 'Bloodsports'

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Britpop band's first album in 11 years is one of the finest comeback albums in recent memory. Brett Anderson sounds as melodramatic and persuasive as ever on Bloodsports, and he can still belt out choruses with the best of them.


First Listen: Waxahatchee, 'Cerulean Salt'

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Led by singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield, Waxahatchee addresses teenage flux with seasoned songcraft. On the band's new album, Crutchfield has a way of making dysfunctional relationships sound like something to strive for.


Postmortem Post-Modern: "Dead or Alive" at the Museum of Arts & Design

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Museum of Arts & Design is resuscitating chickens, anchovies and other once-animate objects in a new exhibition titled "Dead or Alive," which opens Tuesday, April 27. Check out the slideshow of photos from MAD below and listen to WNYC's Anna Sale preview the series that lends new meaning to the phrase "recycled materials."


No Cover: The Magnetic Fields

Friday, March 12, 2010

Stephin Merritt and his Magnetic Fields are back on tour in support of the group’s new album, Realism. The tour touched down at BAM’s Howard Gillman Opera House for a special Valentine’s Day Eve concert, and you can stream the best four songs from that performance right here.

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No Cover: Chris Speed Trio

Friday, March 12, 2010

The great tenor saxophonist entertained a packed house at Park Slope's Barbès last month. Stream the entire concert here.

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No Cover: Danny Kalb Trio

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New York’s Greenwich Village scene of the 1960s gave rise to several talented blues and folk guitarists. One of them was Danny Kalb, who’s still pickin’ and recently performed a great set at Park Slope’s Barbès.

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Gig Alerts: Harvey Milk

Monday, March 08, 2010

Download "Jim's Polish" by these forebearers of modern metal, then check them out at Le Poisson Rouge tonight.


No Cover: La Cumbiamba eNeYé

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Colombian neo-traditionalist ensemble La Cumbiamba eNeYé performed a rousing show at Barbès earlier this month. Stream the entire 70-minute set here.


Gig Alert: From Valentine's Day to Fat Tuesday

Friday, February 12, 2010

That's the sound of Rain Machine, one of bands featured in our latest Gig Alert. Every day WNYC's Culture Team helps curate the city's music scene for listeners, offering daily downloads from our website from artists performing in the city that night. And on the Takeaway, WNYC digital producer Otis ...


Social Mixer: Greg Caz

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stream a set of Brazilian dance hits by one of New York's premier experts on the matter.

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Social Mixer: Runaway at SubMercer

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Stream this two-hour set from two of New York's top dance music producers.

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No Cover: The Yummy Fur

Monday, January 25, 2010

Stream the long-awaited New York show by the band that spawned Franz Ferdinand.

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Social Mixer: Mister Saturday Night

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Social Mixer is a recurring series of mixes by New York's finest DJs and producers. This week: a set by the fellas behind the weekly party Mister Saturday Night. Stream it here.


No Cover: Ben Perowsky Quartet

Thursday, January 07, 2010

One of Brooklyn's finest drummers brought his jazz quartet to Barbès on January 6. Lucky for us, we had just finished installing our remote recording station at the Park Slope venue that day. Stream the show here.


No Cover: DâM-FunK

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Los Angeles' hottest export opened for hip-hop legend Q-Tip at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Bowl on New Year’s Eve, and you can stream his entire set here.

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No Cover: Cumbiagra

Thursday, December 31, 2009

New York's own cumbia band Cumbiagra brought their party to Barbès in Park Slope on November 30. Stream the whole concert here.

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Social Mixer: David Last

Monday, December 28, 2009

New York DJ and producer David Last is equally at home in austere settings like Lincoln Center and dark clubs like Love. Download a recent set here.