Who can forget Lisa Lisa, of Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam fame? The Hell's Kitchen-born 1980s pop superstar, whose real name is Lisa Velez, got famous for her freestyle sound, which mixes hip-hop, R&B and Latin music with dance beats. NYC’s City Parks Foundation recently brought the singer to Staten Island’s Tappan Park.
The nautically-inspired husband-and-wife duo play Cakeshop tonight. Download their bubbly, lo-fi track "Baltimore."
The Brazilian, by way of New York, dance band will be playing its usual Wednesday night gig at Nublu tonight. Download their cool, vampy tune "Forrowest."
New Jersey band Titus Andronicus plugged in for a raucous set at Glasslands in Williamsburg. Chromeo played the penultimate Williamsburg summer Pool Parties along the waterfront. And the 1980's new wavers The English Beat hit up the Bowery last week.
The Americana-influenced five-piece have a new album out and they'll be playing Union Pool tonight. Download their intriguing track "Helena, MT."
The jazz singer known for her eclectic palette performs with her band at 55 Bar tonight. Download her mellow version of the tune "Bye Bye Country Boy."
The composer marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a performance of his song cycle Katrina Ballads at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download his stirring piece "Dennis Hastert: 9.1.05."
This promising saxophonist and his band will be tearing it up at Dizzy's tonight. Download his feisty track "Free Man."
The venturesome pianist will perform at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download his treatment of an excerpt from composer Pierre Boulez's "Piano Sonata No.3."
The North Carolina-based orchestral pop group play Mercury Lounge tonight. Download their grand track "Walk Around the Lake."
Sierra Leone's Janka Nabay is a major figure in Bubu Music, which is traditionally performed by up to 20 musicians blowing into bamboo pipes. He modernized theMuslim music genre during the Sierra Leonean Civil War of the 1990s. You can stream a selection of his performance this summer at Le Poisson Rouge right here.
This jazz organ icon will be playing with his trio at the Jazz Standard all weekend. Download his smooth slow-burner "Spiral."
This new quartet formed by longtime members of California's indie rock scene perform at Bowery Ballroom Friday night. Download their quirky, dreamy track "I Heart California."
This Brooklyn urban pop-meister plays Webster Hall Friday. Download his take on the Nat King Cole tune "Calypso Blues."
The airy pop duo made up of Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl performs tonight at Joe's Pub. Download the delicate "The World Was Made for Men."
The blues singer and pianist performs at Rockwood Music Hall tonight. Download her freewheeling new track "Ain't Got No Troubles."
The Parisian cosmopolitan funk band play a free show at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium tonight. Download the Afrobeat-influenced track "Bê Africa."
The ethereal indie pop-maker plays Pianos tonight. Download his otherworldly track "Just Enough."
Last week, Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav headlined a Central Park Summerstage, DOM performed out on Governors Island and Grupo 24 Horas got the crowd moving at New York’s Bachata Festival.
The Sierra Leonean modern bubu music king performs at Zebulon tonight. Download his infectious, upbeat track "Eh Congo."