The tireless hip-hop legend will be taking the stage at S.O.B.'s tonight. Download his ferocious track "Survival Skills" with underground rapper Buckshot.
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This Tennessee post-punk outfit has been called one of the best unsigned bands around. Download their track "Love in the Dark," then see them tonight at Pianos.
The genre-defying songwriter performed three midnight sets at Joe's Pub earlier this month. Stream one of them in its entirety here.
This Seattle quartet has roots in the post-hardcore scene, but now the foursome play subtler post-rock. Download their dark track "Deep in the Valley," then see them tonight at Cake Shop.
This folky singer-songwriter arrives in town tonight to play Public Assembly. Download his intimate track "Listen Closely Now."
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The Malian songstress rolls into town Saturday night to play the Highline Ballroom. Download her spare and beautiful track "Zen."
This electro-folk quintet just dropped a new EP and they'll be taking the stage at Union Hall Friday night. Download their endearing track "Roses in Bottles."
The guitar empress has a new album out and she's playing Bowery Ballroom Friday night. Download her new track "Falling Day."
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This electric guitarist has a penchant for cerebral, improvised jazz. Download her trio's cryptic tune "Old Nine Two Six Four Two Dies (No. 10)," then see her tonight at the Jazz Gallery.
This quirky psychedelic pop quartet will be playing Glasslands Gallery tonight. Download their tripped out track "Nebraska."
This nimble organ and piano player and his trio are currently in the middle of a six-night stint at Village Vanguard. Download his tight take on the Thelonious Monk original "Think of One."
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This Rhode Island group will bring their Americana-infused, Charles Darwin-inspired folk to Bowery Ballroom tonight. Download their quiet yet stirring track "Charlie Darwin."