Friday, October 19, 2012

Listen: Gambit's free music Friday

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Band of Horses

The Railroad Revival Tour canceled its scheduled Sunday performance, but headliners Band of Horses have a backup plan: the band hits House of Blues with Happy Talk Band 8 p.m. Sunday. Grab tracks from Band of Horses' Sub Pop releases here.

Below the jump, watch the band's video for "Knock Knock" from the 2012 album Mirage Rock, and find more music from local and touring artists.

New Orleans rapper Dee-1 released his anticipated mixtape The Focus Tape, hosted by Mannie Freshdownload it here.

Stream the latest EP, Come Down, from New Orleans shoegaze band Glish here — heavy, syrupy guitar washes and chugging, heavenly pop collide on the band's second release.

Speaking of Mannie Fresh, the local legend dropped a new single, "Heal the World" — but no, as amazing a cover that would be if Mr. Fresh took on Michael Jackson's Dangerous track, this is an original, a return from the Cash Money mastermind, production whiz and goofball MC. Download it here.

Also in the world of goofball MCs: Gambit favorite Curren$y released a new song with fellow MC Cornerboy P, "White House Watch." Listen to the rappers throw down on the Rick Ross track "Amsterdam" — download it here.

Former New Orleans garage-pop outfit The Pharmacy returned to its native Washington and prep the release of Stoned & Alone, due next month. Download album track "Baby Be" here.

Tonight, Cincinnati rock staples The Afghan Whigs reunite at 10 p.m. at Tipitina's — read the Gambit show preview here, and download the band's surprising cover of Frank Ocean's "Lovecrimes" here.

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