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Gig Alert: A Tribe Called Red

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Native American DJ-producer trio A Tribe Called Red makes its New York debut at S.O.B.'s on Thursday night. Download the Ottawa crew's tune "General Generations."

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Gig Alert: Spoek Mathambo

Thursday, March 22, 2012

South African musician Spoek Mathambo performs at S.O.B.'s Thursday night. Download his retro-soul single "Let Them Talk."

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Gig Alert: MAKU Soundsystem

Friday, December 09, 2011

The Queens- and Brooklyn-based Colombian roots rock outfit M.A.K.U. Soundsystem plays S.O.B.s on Saturday night. Download the group's slow-burning, psychedelic cumbia "Canto Negro" here. 

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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: Rita Indiana

Friday, July 08, 2011

The hotly anticipated Rita Indiana and her electro merengue revolution hits Summerstage and SOBs on Saturday. Download her hit single "El Blue de Ping Pong" here.

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Gig Alert: Blitz the Ambassador

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Ghanaian rapper Blitz the Ambassador brings his killer horn-fronted band and a new album to SOBs Wednesday night. Download the single, "Best I Can" here.

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Gig Alert: Vusi Mahlasela

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Known as "The Voice" in his native South Africa, folk singer Vusi Mahlasela provided a soundtrack to the anti-apartheid movement. Tonight, he plays at SOBs. Download his new track "Say Africa" here.

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Gig Alert: Jair Oliveira

Friday, November 12, 2010

Former child star and musical prodigy Jair Oliveria stops off in New York this weekend to play his jazzed-up samba at SOBs. Download his funky "12o Jogadorm" here.

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Gig Alert: Luisa Maita

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Hailed as "the New Voice of Brazil," São Paulo native Luisa Maita brings her smart, contemporary Brazilian pop to SOBs tonight. Download her "Desencabulada" for free.

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Gig Alert: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The 13-piece Spanish Harlem Orchestra, led by veteran arranger Oscar Hernández is one of the last hometown groups that keeps New York dancers twirling to classic salsa dura sounds. Catch the group's album release party at SOBs tonight, and download its “La Fiesta Empezó" here.

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Takeouts: Olympics Looks to Skeleton Event, IRS Building Hit in Austin, Texas

Friday, February 19, 2010

  • AUSTIN PLANE CRASH: Joseph Andrew Stack allegedly flew his small plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas after confessing on his website in a rambling screed against the U.S. government. Ian Crawford, news editor for KUT in Austin, Tex. brings us the latest.
  • OLYMPICS: We preview a sport that many people didn't know existed: The Skeleton. New York Times Olympics editor Jason Stallman explains.

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Gig Alerts: Queen Ifrica

Monday, November 30, 2009

Queen Ifrica
"Lioness on the Rise"
Playing at: S.O.B.s
(204 Varick St., SoHo)
Get: Tickets | Directions

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