Jesse Sykes' hauntingly distinct vocal offerings are highlighted on "LLL," a song on her 2007 album, Like, Love, Lust and the Open Halls of the Soul. Download the song here.
Sian Ahern's elegant vocals more than compliment the minimalist touch on guitar, drums and piano played by Rupert Clervaux and Ben Crook in this song. Download Sian Alice Group's "White."
Sabrina Lastman mixes jazz with an Afro-Uruguayan rhythm called candombe. Download her contemplative ballad "Color de Arena"
The psychedelic synth-punk of Dinowalrus gets a dreamy, extraterrestrial makeover on its latest single, "Phone Home." Download it here.
Few know that the mandolin has a place on the Classical Indian stage. Snehasish Mozumder is one of his country’s mandolin masters. Download his track "Shyam on Eleven" here.
Tonight at Iridium, Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra plays Bjork covers with an 18-piece jazz orchestra. Download his freewheeling arrangement of the Icelandic singer's "Army of Me."
Austrian experimental musician Christian Fennesz perfoms digitally enhanced soundscapes for the ears. Download his track "Antonia" right here.
This Second City DJ duo has infused hip-hop beats into indie rock classics in four volumes of over 130 released tracks. Download "Chi City."
DJ Rehka, New York's bhangra queen, performs at SOBs tonight. Download "Bhanghall," from her Basement Bhangra album.
Munich-born, New England Conservatory-learned jazz pianist and composer Vana Gierig plays Iridium tonight as part of Jazzkraut: "A Consortium of German Jazz". Download his "Low Features."
Tonight, World Music newcomers Rupa and the April Fishes play at Joe's Pub. Download "Espero La Luna," a gypsy-flavored ska romp from their upcoming album Este Mundo.
Gonzalo Grau y la Clave Secreta bring its jazzed-up Afro-Latin dance tunes to Joe's Pub tonight. Download the high-octane timba jam "Calle Luna, Calle Sol."
Folksy Wye Oak plays Mercury Lounge tonight. Download the group's "I Hope You Die."
Woodstock/Paris. Folk/French. Les Bicyclettes Blanches also fuse funky punk into its musical collaborations with artists around the states and Europe. Download the group's drama-tinged introduction, "Hello-Hi".
The "rock-jazz" pianist plays Highline tonight. Download his muscular solo-piano rendition of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
The former Fugees collaborator plays City Winery tonight. Download his new track "Focus Up."
Long Island hip-hop legend EPMD rocked Queensbridge Park recently as part of the City Parks Foundation summer concert series.
Frank Carlberg, the jazz pianist and composer with an affinity for poetry, co-leads a large ensemble tonight at Tea Lounge. Download his whirling piece "Heaven."
The new golden boy of the electronic scene plays Glasslands Gallery tonight. Download his new track "Snow & Taxis."
This rising Brooklynite with a penchant for Latin rhythms and children's rhymes performs at Barbes tonight. Download her quirky, brilliant track "Los Mangopaunos."