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The Comet is Coming at Mercury Lounge
The Comet Is Coming at Mercury Lounge in March (photo by P Squared)
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5 jazz shows not to miss in NYC this year

Jazz is in the midst of a renaissance, and there are plenty of artists making innovative music that you don't need a jazz degree to appreciate. Here are five of them playing NYC (and other cities) this summer and fall...

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The Comet is Coming at Mercury Lounge
photo by P Squared
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The Comet is Coming played Mercury Lounge with Will Shore (pics)

The Comet Is Coming, the space rock-tinged jazz trio led by Shabaka Hutchings (who also leads Sons of Kemet and Shabaka and the Ancestors) -- and also featuring keyboardist Dan Leavers and drummer Max Hallett -- released their great sophomore album Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery this past Friday...

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Karen O & Danger Mouse (photo by Eliot Lee Hazel)
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Notable Releases of the Week (3/15)

This week's Notable Releases include Karen O & Danger Mouse, Shabaka Hutchings' psych-jazz trio The Comet Is Coming, Noisem's new crusher with their new singer, Angel Du$t's jangly new LP, and more.

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The Comet Is Coming
The Comet is Coming (photo by Fabrice Bourgelle)
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The Comet Is Coming streaming LP ft. Kate Tempest, touring after SXSW

The Comet Is Coming is the most spacey, psychedelic project of Shabaka Hutchings, the UK jazz leader who also leads Sons of Kemet, Shabaka and the Ancestors, and more..

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30 New Songs Out Today

Listen to new songs by Emel Mathlouthi, CHAI, Charlie Heat & Denzel Curry, The Comet Is Coming, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Daughter of Swords, NOTS, Taken By Trees, and more.

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Colin Self
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Five Overlooked Albums of 2018

As new 2018 albums have mostly come to an end, here's a look back on five great albums we missed this year.

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Makaya McCraven playing new LP in NYC (w/ Shabaka of Sons of Kemet) & Chicago

Jazz drummer/producer Makaya McCraven just released his great new album 'Universal Beings,' and it's picking up a lot of acclaim and getting some crossover love from hip hop audiences. He'll perform the music of the album at two U.S. shows with many of the album's guests...

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Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? fest: initial 2018 lineup (Breeders, Vashti Bunyan, more)

Devendra Banhart, Asia Argento, Moor Mother and Sons of Kemet's Shabaka Hutchings are guest curators for this unique festival that takes place in November in picturesque Netherlands city of Utrecht.

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Afropunk After Dark events: Fancy Dress Ball w/ Cakes da Killa & more

Afropunk Fest is this weekend and, in addition to the main programming's killer lineup (Solange, Soul II Soul, Dizzee Rascal, Sampha, Thundercat, tons more), there is also the official Afropunk After Dark programming that includes, music, film, comedy and more.

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