Otis Hart

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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: 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: 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 ...


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.


A Thousand Words: Free Energy at the Wired Store

Thursday, December 10, 2009

WNYC photographer Jon Vachon atteneded Wednesday night's private party at the Wired store on W. 13th to shoot this slideshow (and get a few portraits, too).

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R.I.P. Jerry Fuchs

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Brooklyn drummer Jerry Fuchs died in a tragic elevator accident early Sunday morning in Williamsburg. The 34-year-old Georgia native played with many bands during his 14 years in New York City, including LCD Soundsystem, !!! (pronounced Chick-Chick-Chick), Turing Machine, and most recently the Juan Maclean, Holy Ghost!, and the Athens, Ga.-based Maserati. The Brooklyn music community is still in shock 48 hours later, but a few of his friends and former bandmates offered up some thoughts that help explain why so many felt such a strong connection to the mustachioed man behind the kit.


Robot as Connoisseur

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sparky is four feet tall and has a TV monitor for a head. He can see, he can talk, and he likes sculpture by Louise Bourgeois. He's the invention of the artist Marque Cornblatt, who controls Sparky from his laptop – and he wants you to have a Sparky ...

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All Points West Festival Begins

Saturday, August 01, 2009

The All Points West Music and Arts festival has opened at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Organizers expect more than thirty thousand people to attend the three-day event. This year’s All Points West is a mix of hyped-newcomers and bankable veterans. But two New ...


MP3: The Fiery Furnaces - "The End is Near"

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The time has come for Soundcheck's music video contest, featuring The Fiery Furnaces' 'The End is Near,' the first single from their upcoming album, I'm Going Away. Download the song above.

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Inspiration Information: Five Videos to Watch

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Fiery Furnaces

Photo courtesy of Thrill Jockey Records

So, you're interested in making a music video for our Fiery Furnaces video contest. That's good to hear. But the competition will be fierce. The Furnaces' fanbase is as artsy as it gets. You'll need all the ideas you can conjure.

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