This Danish band is known for their lush take on pop. Download their grand track "Modern Drift," then see them tonight at Le Poisson Rouge.
These experimental indie rockers will be playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Download their folky track "River."
What do you think of the decision to drop live music from the Oscar telecast? Tell Soundcheck.
Revolutionary bard Gil Scott-Heron is back with a new album, his first in 16 years. Download the haunting track "Where Did the Night Go," then see him tonight at the Blue Note.
Colombian neo-traditionalist ensemble La Cumbiamba eNeYé performed a rousing show at Barbès earlier this month. Stream the entire 70-minute set here.
This Latin jazz ensemble led by Argentine composer and bassist Pedro Giraudo will be playing a two-night stint at the Jazz Standard beginning tonight. Download the spirited track "El Bajonazo."
This Canadian emcee appeared at the closing ceremony for the Olympic Games. Tonight he's kicking of a U.S. tour at Le Poisson Rouge. Download his song "4, 3, 2, 1."
What’s your experience with air traffic noise been? Soundcheck's giving you the chance to sound off.
These Brooklyn indie rockers will be playing a free show at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Download the rich track "Passwords" from their forthcoming album.
This jazz vocalist will celebrate the release of her debut album with a mini CD release party tonight at the Barnes & Noble near Lincoln Center. Download her smoldering track "I Fall In Love Too Easily."
This singer-songwriter and cellist is currently in the throes of an ambitious songwriting project. Download the powerful "Danny Sorrow" from her debut album, then check her out tonight at Mercury Lounge.
Music people were upset last week when EMI, the music giant that owns the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, began floating the idea of selling the studios. After all, the Beatles made music, and music history, and one of the most famous album covers of all time, at Abbey Road – and they were just one moment in an almost 80-year history that began with the London Symphony Orchestra and continued right up to Radiohead in the past decade.
This Philly noise pop act has undergone significant band changes since their last album, but it hasn't hurt their sound. Download their rich track "Failure," then see them Friday at Mercury Lounge.
This electronic experimentalist will head up the Upstairs CD-R label showcase Sunday night at Coco 66. Download his synthy track "Zones Without People."
This expanded ensemble led by a seasoned jazz guitarist will perform at Cornelia Street Cafe Sunday night. Download the combo's imaginative track "Ga-Ga-Goosebumps."
The case of the gospel singer Tonex, whose career has crumbled since he revealed he was gay, sounds like something that happened decades ago, not something going on now.
This inventive ensemble will be playing tonight at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Download the stunning track "Paris/Happydent."
This klezmer funk collective will play Le Poisson Rouge tonight to celebrate the release of their new album. Download their boisterous track "Moskowitz Remix."
This indie pop quartet has a forthcoming album and hooks for days. Download their irresistible new single "Babies," then see them tonight at Union Hall.