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Weekly Music Roundup: Big Thief, Aluna, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Monday, August 16, 2021

New Sounds
This week, musical returns for Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Big Thief, and Aluna. Plus, new music by harpist Brandee Younger, shoegazers Yeah Baby, and NY garage rockers Loose Buttons.
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Weekly Music Roundup: The Weeknd, Adia Victoria, RZA

Monday, August 09, 2021

New Sounds
New music from some of the usual suspects (The Weeknd, RZA) and unusual ones (Adam Driver? Marion Cotillard?). Plus, Adia Victoria's A Southern Gothic and Julie Fowlis with Hawktail.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Prince, Billie Eilish, Bomba Estereo with Yemi Alade

Monday, August 02, 2021

New Sounds
This week, posthumous Prince, Brazilian Billie Eilish, and Yola’s summery pop. Plus, Colombian dance band Bomba Estereo and Nigerian superstar Yemi Alade, and Los Tangueros del Oeste. 
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NYC's Asian American Classical Community Meets Hate with Music

Monday, July 26, 2021

With live performances slowly returning, we're checking in with different corners of New York City's music scene to see how musicians have weathered the pandemic. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Beverly Glenn-Copeland Meets Kelsey Lu, Elvis Costello Meets Juanes, and Joan As Police Woman

Monday, July 19, 2021

New Sounds
Hear new takes on old songs by Derek & The Dominoes, folk singer Shirley Collins, Elvis Costello, and Beverly Glenn-Copeland. Plus, JG Thirlwell as Xordox and new Joan As Police Woman. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Jorge Drexler, Courtney Barnett, Attacca Quartet

Monday, July 12, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Jorge Drexler’s Uruguayan gospel, Quantic’s cumbia-rock, classical electronica from Attacca Quartet, and Courtney Barnett’s eventual return.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Rival Consoles, Laura Mvula, The Go! Team

Monday, July 05, 2021

New Sounds
The British are coming (again) in The Go! Team, Laura Mvula, and Rival Consoles, supergroup Big Red Machine reconvenes, and a new (old) kind of Latin music from John Linnell. 
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NYC's Cumbia Scene Looks Forward

Friday, July 02, 2021

As New York gets started on what looks to be a summer of live performances, we're checking in with different corners of the city's music scene.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Caroline Shaw and So Percussion, Helado Negro

Monday, June 28, 2021

New Sounds
This week, new music from composer and vocalist Caroline Shaw with So Percussion, Toronto rapper Shad, and American musician Helado Negro; also RIP Jon Hassell and Frederic Rzewski.
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Madonna, The Beastie Boys, and The Talking Heads - Museum Takes A Look Back At The 80s

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Koch administration was too busy pulling the city back from near bankruptcy to bother with cabaret laws, so club sprouted up all over the city. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Amythyst Kiah, Shungudzo, Yves Tumor

Monday, June 21, 2021

New Sounds
Tennessee-based songwriter Amythyst Kiah's bluesy-Americana, new music band Wild Up records the outsider art of Julius Eastman, a glam-dance track by Yves Tumor, and Shungudzo's debut.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Hiatus Kaiyote, Pom Pom Squad, Jake Shears

Monday, June 14, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Polo G taps Nicki Minaj for a duet; Pom Pom Squad offers mid-century garage-noir; Arab Strap's remix allegory; and Haitus Kaiyote drops a slinky wondercore song about sex.
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Weekly Music Roundup: The Mountain Goats, Japanese Breakfast, Spellling

Monday, June 07, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Japanese Breakfast and Joy Oladokun fight for happiness; the Mountain Goats fight for their lives; plus new releases from Prince, Spellling, and Public Service Broadcasting.
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The Shed Celebrates Emerging Artists With Free Series

Friday, June 04, 2021

Open Call is a program of free exhibitions, installations, and performances. 

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As Live Performances Restart, Local Musicians Look to the Future

Friday, June 04, 2021

As New York begins to look ahead to a summer of live performances, we're checking in with different corners of the city's music scene.

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John Schaefer's Summer Concert Guide

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Your summer tunes tour guide. 

Weekly Music Roundup: Sons of Kemet, Xenia Rubinos, Johnny Flynn

Monday, May 17, 2021

New Sounds
Go “Black to the Future” with Sons of Kemet; take a strange trip with Johnny Flynn; hear the many voices of Xenia Rubinos and the sweet 70's sounds of St. Vincent's latest. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Tony Allen, Okuté, LUMP

Monday, May 10, 2021

New Sounds
This week, legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen’s posthumous album, Cuban band Okuté's new/old sound, and Laura Marling’s “lumpy” collaboration with Mike Lindsay of Tunng. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Flock of Dimes, Warpaint, Innov Gnawa

Monday, May 03, 2021

New Sounds
This week, a gathering of the tribes for a new Flock Dimes song, the return of Warpaint, and a Billie Eilish single torn from the headlines. Plus, healing trancey music from Innov Gnawa.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Jupiter & Okwess, Van Morrison, Lucinda Chua

Monday, April 26, 2021

New Sounds
This week, the return of R&B legend Van Morrison, a joyful noise from Congo’s Jupiter and Okwess, an unsettling noise from Jason Lindner, and an eerie nocturnal song by Lucinda Chua.  
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