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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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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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