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A Sneak Peek at One of the Year’s Most Enticing Big Band Shows

Source: New York Music Daily

It used to be that an artist never got a Lincoln Center gig until they were well established. That’s changed. These days, if you want to catch some of the world’s most exciting up-and-coming acts, Lincoln Center is the place to be. This August 31 at 7:30 PM the mighty, cinematic and wildly danceable Jazzrausch Bigband make their Lincoln Center debut at the atrium space on Broadway just north of 62nd Street. The show is free, so whether you want a seat or a spot on the dancefloor, getting there on time is always a good idea.

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Aaron Roche preps new solo album (listen to “Wooden Knife”), playing Union Pool

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Aaron Roche has played with everyone from Sufjan Stevens and ANOHNI to R. Stevie Moore, Lower Dens, and Flock of Dimes, and you may remember him from neo-classical ensemble Bright Wave. He’s set to release new solo album, HaHa HuHu, on September 8 via FigureEight which which was co-produced and mixed by Shahzad Ismaily

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Innov Gnawa and Amadou & Mariam at the Peak of Their Psychedelic Powers at Prospect Park

Source: New York Music Daily

“It’s hot all over,” guitarist/singer Amadou Bagayoko remarked to the Prospect Park Bandshell crowd last night in his heavy-lidded, Malian French drawl. On the hottest night of the year so far, one of the other things he noticed that was all over the place was weed. See, Amadou is blind. His other senses are working overtime.

But it hardly took a sensitive nose to pick up on what was wafting from the slope out back: this was a show for the smokers. And the place was packed: from personal experience and a survey of random concertgoers who’ve seen multiple show ...

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Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park 2017 free shows (Yeasayer, Andrew Bird, Whitney, Amadou & Mariam, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This year’s free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival shows in Prospect Park also include Youssou N’Dour, Polica, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Weyes Blood, Moses Sumney, Esperanza Spalding, Lisa Loeb, The Soul Rebels with Talib Kweli, and more.

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Solid Sound Fest 2017: daily lineups & single day tickets

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This year’s lineup features Television, Kurt Vile, The Shaggs, Big Thief, Robert Glasper and, of course Wilco. And much more.

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Moroccan Trance Band Innov Gnawa Play Four Historic New York Gigs This Week

Source: New York Music Daily

Innov Gnawa are the only group playing Moroccan gnawa trance music on this side of the Atlantic. You could call it the ultimate, fat bass-and-drum music – or Moroccan gospel. Its origins are in sub-Saharan Africa. It was brought north primarily by slaves and was regarded as ghetto there until fairly recently. It is 100% acoustic, otherworldly, and primeval, but hardly primitive. The call-and-response between maalem (bandleader) and kouyos (chorus) can be hypnotic for minutes on end, then impassioned and explosive, with intricate polyrhythms to rival the most ambitious jazz. The majority of gnawa melodies are based on the blues scale; ...

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Wilco’s Solid Sound festival: 2017 lineup & tix

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This year’s lineup includes Kurt Vile, Television, Robert Glasper, The Shaggs, and more.

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Moogfest 2016 in pics (Grimes, Blood Orange, Gary Numan, Laurie Anderson & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2016 edition of Moogfest went down in Durham, NC, last weekend, right before what would have been Bob Moog’s 82nd birthday.

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Radiohead add Holly Herndon, Dawn of Midi & more openers to tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Radiohead have a handful of tour dates coming up, and they’ve now announced some pretty exciting openers for those shows. London and Paris get Holly Herndon, LA gets Shabazz Palaces, and NYC gets the electronic-sounding acoustic trio Dawn of Midi

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Sled Island fest announces full 2016 lineup

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Calgary’s Sled Island Festival shared its initial lineup back in February and now the full lineup has been announced, featuring more than 100 additions.

Those include Speedy Ortiz, Kaytranada, Julia Holter, The Besnard Lakes, ESG, Oneida, SubRosa, HEALTH, Land of Talk, Dead Cross, Valient Thorr and more…

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Montreal’s Mutek fest: 2016 lineup & tickets +++ Ash Koosha LP out today

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Montreal’s Mutek Festival is happening again this year. The festival, which focuses on the more experimental end of electronic music, runs June 1-5 at various venues in downtown Montreal. This year’s lineup features Dawn of Midi, Colleen, Function, Julia Kent, Jlin, Tim Hecker, Ash Koosha, Burnt Friedman, Powell, Off World and many more…

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Distinctive Postrock Instrumentalists Tigue Return Home with a Greenpont Show

Source: New York Music Daily

Tigue – percussionists Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody – play an imaginative, distinctive, hypnotic yet kinetic blend of indie classical, minimalism, postrock and drone music. On their latest album, Peaks – a suite, streaming at Bandcamp – each play various drums and other bangable/rattlable objects, along with a kitchen sink’s worth of other instruments. For example, Evans also serves as the group’s main keyboardist, but also plays shruti box and melodica, as his bandmates also do. Garapic also adds vibraphone throughout the album’s most tuneful moments. They’re just back from a midwest tour, with a homecoming show at ...

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A Darkly Glimmering, Cross-Pollinated Masterpiece from Saxophonist Ochion Jewell

Source: New York Music Daily

In prosaic terms, tenor saxophonist Ochion Jewell‘s second album, Volk – streaming at Bandcamp – is Ghanian music reinventors the Bedstuy Ewe Ensemble playing moody third-stream jazz. And it’s often as far from that group’s joyous exuberance as you can possibly imagine. The band’s multicultural personnel – Moroccan pianist and Dawn of Midi founder Amino Belyamani, Persian-American bassist Sam Minaie, and Pakistani-American drummer Qasim Naqvi – join their bandmate in a magnificently ambered tour de force. The album’s backstory is troubling, but has a happy ending – more or less – taking inspiration (and financed by the settlement Jewell ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Swimm at MilkBoy, Dawn of Midi at Johnny Brenda’s, and Corners of Sanctuary at Kung Fu Necktie

Source: The Key (WXPN)

SwimmEclectic Californian duo Swimm will take the stage at MilkBoy tonight to treat the audience to a set of their genre-bending tunes. Their debut EP Feel unexpectedly combines dance, rock and roll, and folk with a hint of psychedelic flair. … Continued

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Bang on a Can Marathon 2014: A Short Version (Sort Of)

Source: New York Music Daily

[republished from New York Music Daily’s “serious music” annex Lucid Culture]

This year’s Bang on a Can Marathon continued a trend back toward the hallowed annual all-day avant garde/indie classical music celebration’s early years. The 2014 edition was shorter than any in recent memory – for awhile these things would start before noon and continue into the wee hours of the following day. This year’s roughly ten-hour extravaganza also drew more heavily on the Bang on a Can triumvirate – composers Michael Gordon, Julia WolfeDavid Lang and their circle – than on the global cast who numbered heavily ...

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