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Blake Mills trailer Trailer for Blake Mills on October 1

We’re getting excited to have Blake Mills come play LPR with yMusic on October 1.

The below video will help you while away the time if you’re waiting impatiently for October to come. It’s a Blake Mills-made trailer for the LPR show. Check it out below.

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The Lounge Lizards Commercial Lounge Lizards Commercial

Yes, that’s right. It’s not click bait. We’ve got an actual commercial for The Lounge Lizards’ album Voice of Chunk below. It’s pretty fantastic and features Lurie talking about the strange and beautiful music that is The Lounge Lizards.

The commercial says the album isn’t available in stores, but you can call 1-800-44-CHUNK to order…

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Carla Bozulich - photo by Jennifer Kitner Q&A: Carla Bozulich on paragliding in the Himalayas, her new solo album, seeing Parliement Funkadelic as a child, and more

 
Carla Bozulich has been “a vanguard on a deconstructionist mission for the last two-odd decades,” as the Village Voice puts it, and her intrepid quest brings her to LPR next Tuesday, September 23 for her first full NYC show in three years. We caught up with the Geraldine Fibbers and Evangelista…

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MECCANORMAL Listen: New tracks from Mecca Normal

Mecca Normal has a new album coming out on M’Lady Records at the end of the month and they have been kind enough to put up a few tracks for streaming! According to the band, the album features “songs about grand gestures and chance meetings that dramatically alter and derail lives.” Continue reading

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Ramona Lisa Download Ramona Lisa’s album “Arcadia” for free and listen to her new French version of “Dominic”

 
Ramona Lisa (aka Caroline Polachek of Brooklyn synthpop duo Chairlift) just released her new Dominic EP, and she’s celebrating by letting fans download her debut solo LP Arcadia for free. Her final live performance of Arcadia is happening at LPR on Monday, October 13, and you have until September 26…

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Sage Francis 8 Photos: Sage Francis

Better late than never, check out these photos from Sage Francis w/ Metermaids & B Dolan from back in May. (photos by Wendy Bowman) Continue reading

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Darkside_LS Photo: Darkside’s last hurrah at Brooklyn Masonic Temple

Last Friday certainly was a special one. Check out this eerie photo taken by Lina Shteyn that really captured the vibe of Darkside’s last show. Continue reading

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Daniel Lanois Preview Daniel Lanois’ “Opera”

You may have heard that we’re presenting an incredible evening of music at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on November 10. The evening centers around Daniel Lanois, the producer, musician, and all-around interesting character. He’ll be performing work from a new solo record titled Flesh and Machine, which will be released by Anti…

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John Darnielle Listen to John Darnielle read the first ten minutes of his new novel “Wolf in White Van”

 
John Darnielle, the multitalented man behind the prolific and excellent folk rock band The Mountain Goats, joins us this Monday at LPR for a reading and discussion of his new novel Wolf in White Van.
 
You definitely don’t want to miss this amazing event (which is also free—

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Bahamas performing for CBC Music Watch Bahamas perform live for CBC Music and join The Weather Station for “Personal Eclipse”

 
Bahamas plays LPR next Wednesday, September 17th, and if you’ve been digging the new album Afie Is Bahamas as much as we have, you’ll definitely enjoy this five-song live session that Afie Jurvanen and his band recently recorded for CBC Music’s First Play Live. Here’s the setup,

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takasan We’re hiring: Bartenders & Waitstaff

We are seeking out some new blood to add to our roster, think you’ve got what it takes? Continue reading

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Why? Q&A: Yoni Wolf of Why? talks touring, his podcast, Lorde & more

 
It hasn’t been that long since Yoni Wolf paid a visit to LPR, but we’re really psyched to have him back on our stage for the Why? show on Sunday, September 21. We caught up with Wolf a couple weeks ago to ask him a few questions about Why?, the…

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Carla Bozulich - One Hard Man still Watch Carla Bozulich’s new video for “One Hard Man”

 
Carla Bozulich, who’s playing LPR on Tuesday, September 23, just debuted a new video for “One Hard Man” from her latest album, Boy, over on self-titled‘s website. Here’s the magazine’s take:
 
“A striking black and white treatment by Pamela Maddaleno, it’s a fitting introduction to the delightfully strange world…

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ALTJ3_LINAS Photos from alt-J

We had a blast with NPR Music & alt-J last week, check out these photos taken by Lina Shteyn that really captured the moment. Continue reading

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NYBI_feat Mixtape Mondays: New York Baroque Incorporated


Continuing its survey of the vast literature of the concerto grosso, NYBI turns to a collection of firsts to start its third season this Wednesday 9/10 at LPR. Beginning at the genre’s roots with Stradella, Il Grosso Nuovo will feature Telemann’s Viola Concerto, Concerto for Recorder and Viola da Gamba, Vivaldi’s Concerto…

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peliroja Stream Peliroja’s debut album “Injusticia”

 
New York-based world music collective Peliroja plays LPR this Wednesday, September 10th. Guitarist and producer Jacob Plasse has corralled some great musicians from Los Hacheros, the Daptones and Pedrito Martinez Group for Peliroja. At Wednesday’s show they’ll be celebrating the resulting debut album, Injusticia, which was released by Chulo Records last month. Here’s a…

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S. Carey and Califone Califone and S. Carey get ready for co-headlining tour with a mashup, voicemails

 
We’re excited for Califone and S. Carey’s co-headlining show at LPR this Sunday, September 7th, and it sounds like they’ve also been looking forward to hitting the road together.
 
In anticipation of their jaunt, they’ve shared not only a “shimmering end-of-summer mashup” of Califone’s “Frosted Tips” and S. Carey’s “Glass/Film,” but…

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Toshi Reagon - photo by Sharon Farmer Q&A: Toshi Reagon on Word*Rock*& Sword, community, flashlights and more

On Saturday, September 20, Word*Rock*&Sword: A Festival Celebration of Women’s Lives returns for its fourth annual music showcase at LPR.
 
We caught up with Word*Rock*&Sword founder Toshi Reagon via email and asked her a few questions about the eight-day citywide festival, why she started it and what’s in…

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altj_linas Photo: NPR Music presents – alt-J

Check out this shot from yesterday’s epic show with NPR Music & alt-J. (photo by Lina Shteyn) Continue reading

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TAKAKIGAWABOULEZ_MARKSHELBYPERRY5 Photos: Taka Kigawa plays Boulez

Check out these photos from Taka Kigawa’s performance of Pierre Boulez’ complete solo piano works this past Monday. To see the full set taken by Mark Shelby Perry, head over to our Facebook page. Continue reading

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Zammutopult Stream Zammuto’s new album “Anchor” and watch new “IO” music video

 
After listening to a few tracks from Zammuto’s Anchor earlier this month, we knew the band’s new record would be a diverse and energetic affair. (Zammuto plays LPR on October 26, by the way.) Now the whole album is streaming over on NPR’s First Listen, and we highly…

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Marketa Irglova - photo by Hordur Sveinsson Watch the new video for Marketa Irglova’s “The Leading Bird”

 
SPIN just debuted a new video for “The Leading Bird” from Czech singer-songwriter Marketa Irglova’s forthcoming album Muna. The Swell Season member’s second solo record comes out September 23 on Anti Records, and she’ll be playing LPR on Friday, October 10.
 
Featuring Paraguayan dancer Maria Alejandra Jara De Marco and…

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Agnes Obel Listen to David Lynch’s remix of Agnes Obel’s “Fuel To Fire”

 
Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel, who plays LPR on November 9th, is releasing a deluxe version of her sophomore LP Aventine in October. The expanded addition of Obel’s 2013 album, which has achieved critical acclaim both in her native country and across Europe, includes three new tracks, live versions of some of the…

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yMusic Balance Problems Listen: yMusic – “Music In Circles”

yMusic has shared their recording of Andrew Norman’s composition “Music in Circles,” a preview from their upcoming sophomore release Balance Problems. The piece is breathy and beautiful.
 
We look forward to hearing much more from Balance Problems when yMusic opens for Blake Mills at LPR on October 1.
 
Balance Problems…

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Taka Kigawa Q&A: Pianist Taka Kigawa on his upcoming performance of Pierre Boulez’s solo piano music

Frequent LPR guest Taka Kigawa returns to our stage this coming Monday, August 25, and we couldn’t be more excited. In celebration of Pierre Boulez’s 90th birthday, the acclaimed pianist will be performing the French composer’s complete solo piano works.
We caught up with Kigawa to ask him a few questions about Boulez and…

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