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Glass & Blood Listen to a preview of “Glass & Blood: Concert Works from the Bloodiest Film Scores” on WFMU’s Morricone Island

 
The January 20th edition of WFMU’s excellent soundtrack music show Morricone Island featured pianist Michael Riesman and violinist Chase Spruill as guests, and together with host Devon E. Levins they spun a pretty amazing preview of Glass & Blood: Concert Works from the Bloodiest Film Scores by Philip Glass, which…

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220px-Candymanposter Mixtape Mondays: Chase Spruill on Philip Glass’ “Candyman” Score

“I had a pretty normal upbringing as a young kid in a military family, and my one and only flaw (okay, fine, I had many bratty childhood flaws) was that I’d like to sneak and watch really scary movies.  Anywhere.  TV.  Movie theaters.  Turns out I wasn’t nearly as good at sneaking around as…

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Zs Listen to the title track from Zs’ new album “Xe”

 
Brooklyn’s Zs comes to LPR next Wednesday, January 21 for the record release show of the band’s latest, Xe. We’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, and now the premiere of the album’s title track over at NPR has us even more excited.
 
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Hessismore New Video: Hessismore playing “Stupidface” live

 
Brooklyn-based nonprofit OMW just premiered a new live video of “Stupidface” by Hessismore, who are playing LPR this Thursday, January 15.

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Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 3.17.27 PM Mixtape Mondays: Justin Kantor on the LPR (New)Classical Series


I’ve created a playlist inspired by the upcoming (New)Classical series, which kicks off on Tuesday. I wanted to play off the themes of the series and also the onset of winter… the mix is solitary, pensive, and a little spiritual. It features composers born mid 19th century onward, who lean towards…

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Hessismoremixtape Mixtape Mondays: Mikkel of Hessismore

We asked leading man Mikkel Hess (of Hess is More) to compile a playlist for us, featuring music he is “generally excited about” + some Hessismore & Lorna Dune favorites. Continue reading

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Winter Jazzfest 2015 Listen to this year’s NYC Winter Jazzfest artists on iTunes Radio

 
The 11th NYC Winter Jazzfest gets underway on Thursday, and this year the festival has its own station on iTunes Radio! Tune and listen to many of the amazing artists who will be performing.
 
You can also sample and purchase recordings by those artists in the Winter Jazzfest iTunes

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ARTO Mixtape Mondays: End of 2014

For this edition of Mixtape Mondays, we asked the LPR staff to pick a favorite track from an artist who graced our stage with their presence in 2014. Take a listen below: Continue reading

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Our Point of View Listen to a playlist of music by the members of Blue Note supergroup Our Point of View

 
Blue Note Records continues its 75th anniversary celebrations with a very special concert this Friday at LPR. Together with leading jazz station WBGO, the label is presenting the only East Coast appearance by Our Point of View, a supergroup featuring six of the most exciting and innovative artists currently on the Blue…

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OurPointOfView_Feat1 Kendrick Scott & Marcus Strickland on Our Point of View


In anticipation of their show here on December 12 Kendrick Scott and Marcus Strickland stopped by WBGO to discuss the supergroup Our Point of View with Simon Retner.
Take a listen to the interview over here and make sure you get your tickets while you can.
 
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unnamed-13 Mixtape Monday: Angie Pontani’s Holiday Playlist


We asked the fabulous Angie Pontani of Burlesque-A-Pades to put together a holiday playlist in anticipation of her troupe’s return to the LPR stage on December 5th! Enjoy!
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Welcome to my holiday playlist! I’ve picked some classics from the crooners I love, some tracks that put me in the mood…

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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Antithesis Listen to an Antithesis playlist featuring Tinariwen, Daniel Lanois and The Antlers

 
Antithesis, an evening of electrified shimmy and sonic wonder curated by producer and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Daniel Lanois, is coming to Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Monday, November 10. And here’s a great playlist of tunes by Lanois, Saharan blues band Tinariwen and chamber pop/indie rock conjurers The Antlers to get you ready. All…

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Tinariwen - photo by Marie Planeille Stream Tinariwen’s new EP “Inside / Outside: Joshua Tree Acoustic Sessions”

 
We’re excited to be presenting Grammy-winning Malian group Tinariwen at Brooklyn Masonic Temple as part of Antithesis, a very special event curated by Daniel Lanois on Monday, November 10.
 
Here’s a stream of the highly acclaimed Tuareg group’s new five-song EP Inside / Outside: Joshua Tree Acoustic Sessions:
 

 
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Daniel Lanois - Iceland video still Watch the video for “Iceland” from Daniel Lanois’ new album “Flesh and Machine”

 
Flesh and Machine, the new solo album from acclaimed Canadian producer, songwriter and musician Daniel Lanois, is due out on October 27, and on November 10 he’ll be coming to Brooklyn Masonic Temple to curate and perform in Antithesis. Presented by WFUV, Le Poisson Rouge & Anti Records, this not-to-miss evening of…

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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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