Early Audition: Vicky Chow, AORTA

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Most likely you know the dynamic pianist Vicky Chow best for her most visible job: as keyboardist in the versatile, eclectic, and always expressive Bang on a Can All-Stars. A O R T A, her second solo album, arrives on Nov. 18, but you can hear the entire album here, now.

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Chöying Drolma & Steve Tibbetts, Mayhem, Laraaji, Ken Thomson, Mary Halvorson Octet, and other select sounds playing lately at Night After Night HQ.

Early Audition: Qasim Naqvi, Chronology

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Composer and Dawn of Midi drummer Qasim Naqvi is set to release a new album of moody, compelling synthesizer music on Nov. 4, but we're going to let you hear it right now.

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Michael Pisaro, Meshuggah, Graham Lambkin, Carl Stone, Ghédalia Tazartès, and other select sounds playing lately at Night After Night HQ.

Early Audition: The Living Earth Show, Dance Music

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The Living Earth Show, the explosive Bay Area new-music duo of electric guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson, is set to unleash its sophomore full-length album, Dance Music, via New Amsterdam Records on Oct. 28, and will celebrate at National Sawdust on Oct. 21. And to get you in the mood to celebrate, we're going to let you hear the whole thing ahead of time, exclusively.

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Van der Graaf Generator, Linda Catlin Smith, Vanessa Rossetto, and other select sounds playing lately at Night After Night HQ.