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Ben Watt - photo by Edward Bishop Listen to Ben Watt’s “Pearson Park – Deep Folk Mixtape, Vol. 4″

Ben Watt, who plays LPR on Tuesday, December 9, recently released “Pearson Park,” the fourth installment in his Deep Folk Mixtape series. Give it a spin below. Here’s some setup from Wondering Sound, who premiered the mix last Wednesday:
“Ben Watt is perhaps still best known for his work…

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Burlesque-A-Pades Angie Pontani talks with WNYC about Burlesque-A-Pades’ “A Christmas Shimmy”

On Friday, December 5 Burlesque-A-Pades kicks off its holiday tour with A Christmas Shimmy at LPR, and Angie Pontani of the World Famous Pontani Sisters spoke with WNYC about the show. She sums it up nicely:
“Burlesque is all about having fun, having a good time, enjoying yourself with family…

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NilsFrahm_LinaS Photos from Nils Frahm @ Glasslands

Check out these photos from Nils Frahm @ Glasslands last night [taken by Lina Shteyn] Continue reading

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Meredith Monk - Q2 Spaces Q2 Music visits Meredith Monk’s Tribeca loft for its “Q2 Spaces” video series

We’re huge fans of Q2 Music’s video series Q2 Spaces (see our posts on their visits to Jherek Bischoff’s unique Seattle digs and Timo Andres’ Bed-Stuy apartment), so we were excited to see that the latest episode takes you inside the Tribeca loft of composer Meredith…

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Internshipgraphic LPR is seeking marketing interns for the Winter/Spring

Are you looking to gain experience, broaden your horizon exponentially, see awesome music (fo’ free!), meet new people, etc etc? Well do we have the opportunity for you! (le) poisson rouge is currently seeking marketing interns for the 2014/15 Winter & Spring semesters. Continue reading

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Daniel Lanois remixing Tinariwen Watch Daniel Lanois remix Tinariwen’s “Adounia Ti Chidjret” in the back of a ’72 Cadillac

Daniel Lanois and Tinariwen are playing Brooklyn Masonic Temple tonight (along with The Antlers and special guest Lonnie Holley), and we can’t think of a better way to prep for the show than watching this video of Lanois remixing Tinariwen’s “Adounia Ti Chidjret” while riding in the back of a ’72 Caddy.…

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Lily and Madeleine Listen to Lily & Madeleine’s interview and in-studio performance on WNYC

Indiana folk duo Lily & Madeleine, who play LPR this Thursday 11/6, dropped by the WNYC studio today. Listen to their interview and performance for Soundcheck below. The two sisters’ released their new album Fumes last week, and it’s a good one. Soundcheck explains why:
“Full of…

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Cayetana at NPR Music's CMJ Showcase Watch Cayetana’s set during last month’s NPR Music CMJ Showcase

Philly rockers Cayetana were at LPR last month to play NPR Music’s CMJ showcase, and now you can watch video of their entire set

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18578 Win Agnes Obel’s “Aventine” / “Philharmonics” Double LP

Agnes Obel comes through LPR on Sunday, November 9 in celebration of her fantastic followup to Philharmonics, Aventine. Both albums are available as a double LP and we’re excited to announce that we’re giving away this bundle to one lucky ticket buyer! If you’ve bought tickets already you’ve been automatically entered…

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Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 1.27.44 PM Our Favorite Fliers: Terry Riley’s “In C”

Here’s Zan Emerson‘s minimalist poster for Terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece “In C” which is being performed at LPR on November 4th in celebration of its 50th birthday. No matter what kind of music you generally find yourself listening to, seeing this piece performed live is essential for any and all music…

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stpaul Meet the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew

If you’ve been following us at all over the past few months you probably know that we’re presenting what should be a mind-blowing show with Nils Frahm and Dawn of Midi on November 21st. Having outgrown our stage here at LPR we’re bringing Mr. Frahm to an amazing church on the Upper…

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Terryinc_feat123 Thoughts on Terry Riley’s “In C”

Darmstadt Essential Repertoire and LPR will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley’s “In C” next Tuesday! We’ve asked some of the musicians performing next week to share their thoughts this important work. Continue reading

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Agnes Obel Stream the deluxe edition of Agnes Obel’s “Aventine” and listen to her mix of “Chamber Pop Influences”

Acclaimed Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel, who’s coming to LPR on Sunday, November 9, recently released the deluxe edition of her most recent album, Aventine, and you can stream the whole thing on her website.

TerryRiley_byGreg Kessler Contest: Celebrating Terry Riley’s “In C”

In honor of the anniversary of “In C”, we are giving away an annual School of Fish membership to LPR! We want to hear what your favorite performances of this seminal piece have been over the years. Continue reading

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Orpheus Charming the Animals Our Favorite Fliers: Elysian Fields

Another Elysian Fields show, another great poster from Lance Scott Walker! Don’t miss their return to our stage along with Charles Gayle on October 30th.
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LAFEMME Photos: PopGun presents La Femme + more [10/16]

Check out these rad photos from La Femme with Tiny Leg, Charly Bliss, and Ejecta a few weeks ago, presented by PopGun. (taken by Mark Shelby Perry) Continue reading

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Daniel Lanois Stream Daniel Lanois’ new album “Flesh And Machine” and listen to his remix of The Antlers’ “Doppelganger”

NPR’s First Listen is streaming the new solo album from Daniel Lanois, who’s curating and performing a full set for Anti-Thesis at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Monday, November 10. Lanois’ record, Flesh And Blood, comes out next Tuesday, and it “defies categorization,” according to NPR’s Bob Boilen. Here’s more…

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Back to the 80s - Best Dance Party Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl wins Best Dance Party in the Village Voice’s Best of NYC

Congrats to Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl on winning Best Dance Party in the Village Voice’s annual Best of NYC issue!
We’re not surprised, considering the immense levels of ’80s awesomeness they bring to LPR every Saturday night. Here’s what the Voice had to…

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Lily & Madeleine Stream Lily & Madeleine’s new album “Fumes”

Indiana folk pop duo Lily & Madeline (who play LPR Thursday 11/6) are set to release Fumes on Sufjan Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty label next week, but you can stream the new album right now via NPR’s First Listen.
Fumes is the followup to the two siblings’ self-titled 2013 debut, and NPR’s…

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Zammuto's studio, February 2014 Nick Zammuto shares track-by-track notes on his band’s new album “Anchor”

Last week Nick Zammuto (formerly of The Books) started sharing a series of in-depth blog posts about his band’s new album Anchor. Covering a song per day, he’s current up to track 8, “IO.” In anticipation of Zammuto’s show at LPR this coming Sunday, October 26, we’ve highlighted some choice excerpts from his…

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FELABRATION8 Photos from Felabration w/ Debo Band, Chop & Quench, & Questlove!

Felabration last week was quite a hoot! Check out these fun photos of everyone getting down to the music of Fela Kuti! (photos by Steven Trotman) Continue reading

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nprCMJ-finalProof3 Our Favorite Fliers: NPR Music 2014 Fall Showcase

Another CMJ, another amazing showcase from NPR Music! This one features Elle Varner, Lia Ices, B.J. The Chicago Kid, and Cayetana. It’s free with RSVP, so get on it and check out this fantastic eclectic night of music on October 22! In the meantime though take in this great poster for the…

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Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset We have new t-shirts!


A favorite from our buttons, our “sex, drugs, and classical music” design is now a t-shirt!
If you think rock stars have all the fun then you’ve obviously never hung out with the classical crowd at LPR. This shirt is dedicated to all the badass folks from the classical world who have…

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Secret Chiefs 3 - photo by Olivia Oyama Listen to “Base Phive Futur Cossacks,” a new song from Secret Chiefs 3

Secret Chiefs 3 bring their diverse and far-out musical explorations back to LPR next Tuesday, October 21. The band, who played LPR back in 2011, also just released a new record, Perichoresis, and you can listen to one of its tracks below.
Before you delve in, though, we should…

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La Femme - photo by Laurent Chouard Watch video of La Femme playing at France’s Levitation Festival

La Femme play LPR tomorrow! For an idea of what’s in store, watch this video of the French band performing at last month’s Levitation (a festival in France organized by the same people behind Texas’ renowned Austin Psych Fest):

La Femme boast “an addictive sound pulling from psychedelic pop, surf…

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