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whatsnext-cover Mixtape Mondays: Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & Whatsnext


For today’s installment of Mixtape Mondays we asked Mehmet Ali Sanlikol to put together a playlist of works that inspire his unique take on worldly jazz which he’ll showcase here on October 3rd. Here’s what he had to say:
The inspirations for my compositions which I will be presenting at LPR…

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yMusic Stream yMusic’s new album “Balance Problems”

 
yMusic is the opener for Blake Mills’ sold-out LPR show next Wednesday, October 1, and you can stream the group’s new album, Balance Problems, over at Pitchfork Advance.
 
Recorded in Vermont at Phish’s studio The Barn, the album was produced by Son Lux and features compositions by Timothy Andres,…

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Marketa Irglova Stream Markéta Irglová’s new album “Muna”

 
We shared the track “This Right Here” in July and the video for “The Leading Bird” in August, and now you can listen to all of Muna, the new solo album from Markéta Irglová, half of The Swell Season and co-star of Once. The album stream premiered last

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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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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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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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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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MayaB_feat1 Mixtape Monday: Maya Beiser’s “Uncovered”


In anticipation of her performance at LPR on September 4th we asked cellist Maya Besier to do a guest post for us on the music that inspired her latest album. Check it out below and come join us at the show!

The first time I heard Janis Joplin I felt shaken…

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Bahamas aka Afie Jurvanen Stream the new Bahamas album “Bahamas Is Afie”

 
After previewing his new album Bahamas Is Afie with his friend Russ a few days ago, Bahamas’ Afie Jurvanen has shared a stream of the entire record, which is due out next Tuesday, August 19. His North American tour will get under way a couple weeks after the release, and Bahamas will play

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Paradise Garage Michael Musto recognizes Paradise Garage in his PAPER magazine column on NYC’s best clubs

Columnist Michael Musto recently gave a nod to seminal dance music club Paradise Garage in “The 13 Best NYC Clubs in History” for PAPER magazine.
 
While he doesn’t formally rank the Garage in his “glittering list of the 13 greatest nightspots I’ve ever known in this town,” that’s only because it wasn’t…

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Zammuto Listen to tracks from Zammuto’s new album “Anchor”

 
We’re looking forward to having Zammuto back at LPR on Sunday, October 26. In the meantime, we’re enjoying a few tracks that the band has shared from their forthcoming album Anchor, which comes out September 2 on Temporary Residence.
 
Formed by Nick Zammuto in 2011 after the end of his previous…

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Gregory Porter Watch Gregory Porter’s new video for “The ‘In’ Crowd” and Listen to his Newport Jazz Festival set

 
Captivating jazz vocalist Gregory Porter (who will be performing at Town Hall on February 14, 2015) recently debuted a new video for “The ‘In’ Crowd,” a song that appeared on last year’s Liquid Spirit, his much-lauded Blue Note Records debut.
 
Porter’s take on “The ‘In’ Crowd,” which was written by Billy…

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The Rock*A*Teens A Rock*A*Teens Mix by Okkervil River’s Will Sheff

 
Back in February, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff wrote a blog post about how much he likes The Rock*A*Teens, and this Sunday, August 10 he’ll be opening for the band at LPR. In his post Sheff included an 18-track Rock*A*Teens mix, so we decided to compile those songs as a Spotify…

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instarflyer Mixtape Mondays: Instar Books


Jeanne Thornton and Miracle Jones, the founders of Instar Books, have put together a quick Spotify playlist to celebrate their launch party tomorrow. They worked with the DJ for the party, Kevin Carter, to put together a playlist of what you can expect both musically and aesthetically on August 5th at

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Maya Beiser Watch the trailer for “Uncovered,” Maya Beiser’s new album of reimagined classic rock tunes

 
Cellist Maya Beiser will be celebrating the release of her new album Uncovered with a concert at LPR on Thursday, September 4th.
 
Uncovered features Beiser’s genre-shattering interpretations of classic rock tunes by Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Janis Joplin, Howlin’ Wolf, King Crimson, Muddy Waters and AC/DC. Here’s a peak…

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JS_credit-Ken-Schles-1 Mixtape Monday: A Jimmy Scott Playlist by Sam Mickens


We are very excited to have the immensely talented Sam Mickens and Mike Pride’s from Bacteria to Boys here on Friday July 25th to pay tribute to the legendary jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott.
If you’re not familiar with Jimmy Scott’s music it’s time to get acquainted.  Sam Mickens was awesome enough…

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Marketa Irglova Listen to “This Right Here,” a new track from Marketa Irglova

 
Marketa Irglova (half of The Swell Season and Academy Award-winning co-star of Once) is set to release Muna, her second solo record, this fall. Below you can check out “This Right Here,” a new track from the album, and come October 10th you’ll have the chance to see Irglova live at LPR.…

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S. Carey Listen to S. Carey covering The Pines’ “Shiny Shoes”

 
We’re excited to have S. Carey back at LPR on Sunday, September 7th. The last time he stopped by was in April with White Hinterlands, and this time he’ll be co-headlining with another great act, Califone.
 
Meanwhile, S. Carey has also been on the road with Minneapolis’ The Pines…

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OOIOO Stream OOIOO’s new gamelan-inspired album “Gamel”

 
“Something happens during the opening minutes of OOIOO’s new album Gamel that, in a canny sense, raises it above all other records released this year: It levitates,” Doug Mosurock writes for NPR Music’s First Listen.
 
Earlier this month we posted the excellent Gamel tracks “Jesso Testa” and “Atatawa,” and…

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