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Concerts Series:

Sunday, December 16th: 6pm: HUMAN RITES TRIO: JASON KAO HWANG / KEN FILIANO / ANDREW DRURY - Strings / Bass / Drums

Sunday, December 30th: Nearly New Years Celebration! 6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and Friends!

Clarinet master BEN GOLDBERG has had two residencies here at DMG over the past couple of years, playing with a wide variety of Downtown's finest: Nels Cline, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey, Kirk Knuffke, Tony Malaby, Ellery Eskelin & Charles Burham! Mr. Goldberg recently asked to play yet another set here and will bring some surprises, personnel-wise

Sunday, January 6th: 6pm: JORGE NUNO / ARON NAMENWIRTH / REGGIE SYLVESTER - Two Guitars & Drums // 7pm: WILL GREENE - Guitar / JESSE HEASLY - Electric Bass / RAF VERTESSEN - Drum


In memory or our guitarist Michael Lublin who passed in 2018. DISSIPATED FACE are old friends of mine that I met when they were high school around 1980. Two original members: STEPHEN POPKIN & KURT RALSKE (formerly of Ultra Vivid Scene), are still with them plus longtime guest collaborator, DANIEL CARTER, WILL DAHL and BILL MILKOWSKI (great music journalist who wrote the Jaco Pastorius book).
The question remains: will Mr. Ralske whip out his electric guitar for a blast from the past?!?!

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Notes from Underground

Mike Panico Memorial Concert and Celebration

Will Take Place at Roulette in Brooklyn on Monday, November 12th from 7:30 to 9:30

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The Great Big ReR Label CD Sale! The Great Big ReR Label CD Sale!


The ReR label started out as Recommended Records and was/still is run by Chris Cutler, drummer & lyricist for Henry Cow, the Art Bears, News from Babel, Hail… As far as documenting the history of truly creative, progressive music, there are tow labels which have long done the great job: ReR and Cuneiform. As a longtime proghead myself (3 faves of all time: Mothers of Invention/Soft Machine/Henry Cow), I collect everything that both of these labels have released. We just got in a large bunch of

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Bruce Gallanter Receives JJA Jazz Hero Award

The Jazz Journalists Association recognized Bruce Gallanter as the 2018 Jazz Hero for New York City.

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DMG History

Spotlight on Downtown Music Gallery

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DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY Turns 26 and Celebrates Longevity!

Monday, May 1st was the 26th Anniversary of Downtown Music Gallery! That’s right, you heard right! We opened our doors on May 1st of 1991 in the East Village at 211 East 5th (between 2nd & 3rd Aves), having no idea how long we would last considering that there were upwards of a hundred record stores in Manhattan alone at that time. Now there are less than a dozen!?! We are in our third location (13 Monroe St in Chinatown), for eight years now, struggling to survive but still providing creative

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5049 Records Podcast

Episode 89, Bruce Lee Gallanter

For this conversation, Bruce and I go back to his hometown roots in New Jersey to the early days at Studio Henry, all the way up to the present.

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