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158 Bleecker St. New York, NY 10012 | Greenwich Village | 212-505-3474

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Undaunted by the weighted expectations given its address at the former Village Gate site, LPR is now offering a nightly program of what our own music editor calls "relentless and delightful eclecticism," whether your thing is John Cage, Deerhunter, or 'Crooked Disco.' Seating 250 comfortably or a standing 700 cozily, the classy but non-garish basement space conjures moods that can change wildly along with the music, but it's never packed or sweltering; on the non-rawk front, LPR is also a great place to watch major sporting events on the enormous LCD screen and nosh on Cajun tater tots.


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    Over three decades since the release of their debut EP, the South Bronx’s ESG are calling it quits after tonight’s show. The group, which was originally formed by four sisters...
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    These long-running New Zealanders don’t visit the United States often, and they aren’t in much of a hurry to put out albums. Mister Pop, their latest, was released in 2009, but...
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    You know when people ask, “Know of any good parties happening tonight?” This time, you can reply with confidence and say, “Um, hell yeah!” Tonight, Oh! You Pretty...
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    When rave first blew up in Rotterdam, the sounds inspired hip-hop fan Jochem Paap to create some of the 1990s’ most respected techno: Speedy J’s “Ginger” found a...
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    Percussionist John Colpitts—a/k/a Kid Millions of noise-transcendentalists Oneida—digs a good drone. Acoustic and electronic drones of all sorts rise and cascade throughout his new...
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    If keyboardist-vocalist Terry Riley is the father of minimalism, guitarist Gyan Riley is its brother. The pair has been improvising together for nearly two decades, blending Indian,...
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    Not all Stevie Wonder tributes are successful: Just watch any YouTube clip of an American Idol contestant butchering "Ribbon in the Sky." But then there is Wonder-Full, a now-14-year-old...
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    This year's program kicks off with a remembrance of Tonic featuring the late lamented club's usual suspects, then finds Medeski, Martin, & Wood inviting a wealth of special guests to the...
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    There's only one (hip) community in New York City that has the last word on Cinco de Mayo festivities, and that's the ladies from Mex and the City, who have hosted Cinco de Gallo along with...
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    Can bingo be sexy? If you’re talking about Linda Simpson's Bingo-Go!, the answer is definitely yes. Simpson, the fabulous host of the weekly Le Bingo at (Le) Poisson Rouge's gallery...
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    Even as a legacy group led by bassist Andy Gonzalez, the late percussionist Manny Oquendo's Libre still fans the flaming polyrhythmic fury of classic '70s salsa conjunto. At this benefit for...
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    To celebrate the release of the Minuteman’s photo-driven memoir, Mike Watt: On and Off Bass, the ever-unpredictable four-stringer has assembled a star-studded release party. The main...
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    Boasting an unforgettable chorus ("LSD has got a hold on me. . . . one, two, three, I feel free"), no single tune captured the strange urban magic of the barrio's dance-pop scene more...
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    Stoner rock (insert your own 4/20 joke here) ascends to new heights in the gibbering electronics and hyperheady dub rhythms of Los Angeles guitarist Cameron Stallone's spiritually evocative...
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    Referring to its taped sound effects, sampled tunes, and foggy ambience, composer Gavin Bryars has described "The Sinking of the Titanic" as the musical equivalent of conceptual art. That...
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    Committed to taking opera out of the ivory tower, Gotham Chamber Opera elevates the mundane and makes the profound intimate, so it makes sense that this show has Gabriel Kahane, Lembit...
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    Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly make a hell of a lot of noise for two people: With a sampler/drum machine, pounding drums, fuzzed-out bass, and barked-in-unison choruses, they achieve the volume,...
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    Over the past three decades, guitarist Bill Frisell has reinvented his identity from Naked City jazz-metal deconstructionist to folk-music interpreter, and through it all, he’s honed a...
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    When drummer Greg Fox, Williamsburg's John Henry, joined Liturgy, he replaced frontman Hunter Hunt-Hendrix's drum machine and, hitting faster and tighter while pushing tracks like...
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    Not quite hip-hop and not quite anything else, Why? mixes dense melodies with Yoni Wolf’s near-sneer delivery, kinesthetic atmospherics, and jittery synths. Simply put, the bands makes...
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    Grab the castanets and put a rose in your hair because Spain’s beloved tradition of flamenco has arrived in the city. The Flamenco and Beyond Festival presents three of Spain’s...
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    Jenny Scheinman has sawed away at her violin for the likes of Norah Jones, John Zorn, and Bill Frisell. On many a Tuesday, she can be found collaborating with a variety of musical...
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    Albany DJ Knomad drops downstate to share his love of 2-step and juke and more at his newish bass-heavy, genre-hopping monthly, On the Sly. This time, he hosts Turrbotax’s garage and...
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    The industrial revolution collides with the information age when the Doctor makes a housecall. A heavy-metal calculus informs hammer-fingered guitarist Nick Didovsky's computer-enhanced...
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    Canyengue tango sprang up from the streets of Buenos Aires in the 1930s, a cheek-to-cheek escape from the hardships of life in the slums. Moving forward, it evolved in two directions: on the...
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    It's Philip Glass's 75th birthday, and Orange Mountain Music has teamed up with host venue (le) poisson rouge to throw a party that features (for starters) Kronos Quartet, Dennis Russell...
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    If your birthday is on January 8, pat yourself and your mom on the back, for you are astrologically gifted! January 8 is the same day two of rock’s greatest were born: David Bowie and...
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    In "Kafka and his Precursors," Jorge Luis Borges explains that revolutionary writers such as Kafka can fundamentally alter the way we interpret everything that preceded them in the literary...
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    At first, it was a hoot because of all of the bands you could see for a dirt-cheap flat fee. After several years, it has become a better-be-there confab whose Catholic programming...
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    If you want to spice up your holiday season, ditch the classics and see a show riddled with sex, drugs, and family secrets (you know—what the holidays are really about). The sixth...
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    Attention all space oddities, queen bitches, and young Americans—David Bowie’s 65th birthday is almost here (it’s January 8) and to celebrate, the BowieBall is landing its...
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    One of our snappier local Balkan brass bands, Raya consists of Greg Squared (clarinet and saxophone), Ben Syversen (trumpet), Matthew Fass (accordion), Don Godwin (tuba), and EJ Fry (tupan...
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    Led by Mike Rivard on bass and three-stringed sintir, this Boston quartet's most recent album, Electric Moroccoland/So Below, combines rolling Moroccan trance rhythms with sci-fi keyboards...
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    Kevin Powell, who rose to semi-stardom as a resident on the first season of MTV’s Real World, is once again hosting his annual Holiday Party & Clothing Drive to benefit the Safe...
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    Detroit icon Jeff Mills has been a big part of NYC club life: He was a resident at Limelight during its heyday, and over the last few years he’s almost become a Basic regular. Over the...
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    The intensely spiritual Jewish songstress and her mystical band Pharaoh's Daughter just released Songs of Wonder, a klezmer-folk homage to renegade Yiddish philosopher, poet, civil rights...
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    These are strange days, and Last Night on Earth, the band's most fully realized mood piece to date, offers an apocalyptic vision that dives deep into the depths of Hades. Under-the-radar...
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    With her brother Matthew, Friedberger released nine records and a handful of singles as the Fiery Furnaces; now solo, 2011's Last Summer might be better than them all, spinning personal...
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    One of the stars of Detroit techno's second wave, Stacey Pullen was reared on the Electrifying Mojo and schooled by Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. Recording under Silent...
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    A while back, Brooklyn DJ and producer Praveen Sharma's girlfriend left the country for a year. Sometimes, people thrust into long-distance relationships mope; Sharma got off his ass and...
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    At the time of writing this, Balam Acab (IRL: 20-year-old Pennsylvanian Alex Koone) has played as many shows as he has released albums. That’s two, if you’re counting, and it...
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    Back in the ‘90s, Mark Pritchard (with Tom Middleton) had a rabid following as part of Jedi Knights. He's since bounced from ambient to jungle to broken beat, and now he's taking his...
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    Morton Subotnick was among the first to take advantage of electronic instruments to lend new, previously impossible sounds to what were otherwise fairly traditional compositions. His 1967...
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    The bass-heavy neo-tropicalia party celebrates its third anniversary with the return of a couple special guests. DJ Orion is the force behind Austin’s inspiring Latin club night,...
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    After more than three decades of being lauded for their on-again, off-again noisy proto-grunge, the Meat Puppets, led by brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood, still sound a bit down, as though...
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    Keepers of goth rock's ice-cold flame will find plenty they recognize throughout Conatus, the brand-new full-length by L.A.–based Zola Jesus: As on 2009's The Spoils and a string of...
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    What will the world look like in 2019? Find out tonight when Dances of Vice hosts Tokyo Blade Runner, a party to celebrate what humans will become in the forthcoming years: genetically...
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    For over a decade, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra has been making a name for itself, though a long and protean one, by churning out musical minimalism that fits, though awkwardly,...
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    Brothels might be illegal in this town, but word on the street is that One-Eyed Jacks, the original casino and brothel from Twin Peaks, is opening in the West Village for one night only....
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    Crate-digging bible Wax Poetics pimps its affiliated label artists and their influences with a monthly showcase. DJ Premier made history backing Guru in the sample-heavy Gang Starr, then by...
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    One of dubstep impresario Mary Anne Hobbs’s favorites and one of the new shining lights of old IDM label Planet Mu, Ital Tek covers a wide range with flash and finesse. He can speed up...
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    The acclaimed producer is best known as an accessory to other artists (Fiona Apple, Kanye West, and Michel Gondry, among others), but tonight he'll take the spotlight for himself. In a way...
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    It's all about potency with saxophonist Strickland, whose combination of gravitas and groove often proffers a Joe Lewis punch. The new Triumph of the Heavy finds him adding alto to his...
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    Beatles-indebted pop outfits—English and otherwise—are an iTunes dollar a dozen. This is one of many reasons why so much excitement surrounds Olivia Tremor Control's return to the...
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    w h o k i l l, the second album by tUnE-yArDs, the Connecticut-born indie darling who reached New York after a detour in Kenya, is lively, challenging, and engaging, and her shows are just...
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    The Raincoats September 16 The post-punk trailblazers (and Kurt Cobain faves) are set to reenact their influential 1979 debut in December at England's All Tomorrow's Parties festival. Prior...
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    This stylish English singer has yet to achieve the big American breakthrough his admirers seem certain he’s in for. But that didn’t stop Wolf from doing a full Sam’s Town (as...
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    Mr. Bungle and Faith No More guitarist Trey Spruance specializes in bachelor-pad instrumentals for swinging Gnostics. Flavors include silver surf rock, shortwave-pop collages, chthonic...
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    Freddie Mercury, with his biker mustache, tight leather pants, and wifebeater, could work the stage like no one else. So how could we ever come even close to honoring him? A 22-piece...
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    Neo-soul progenitor Erykah Badu unveiled her alter-ego, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, earlier this year, and with a mixtape supposedly on the way, she has now crossed over into yet another...
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    In the annals of college radio, few programs had a more substantial impact than The Stretch Armstrong Show, or, as it's more commonly known, "The Stretch & Bobbito Show." DJ Adrian "Stretch...

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