The avant-gardist composer presents an evening of her adventurous music Friday at the Stone. Download an excerpt from her spare yet raucous piece "Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers."
The D.C. band brings its Togolese sound to Joe's Pub on Saturday. Download the group's politically-charged track "Adje! Adje!"
The San Francisco rock sextet play Glasslands Gallery tonight. Download their bubbly track "Millions of People Running in Circles."
These deft shoegaze revivalists are back with a new album, and they're playing Bowery Ballroom tonight. Download the band's new track, "Supertoys."
This promising and uber-likable Brooklyn MC will rock the mic at Littlefield tonight. Download his smooth track "The Stuy (On My Mind)."
The nautically-inspired husband-and-wife duo play Cakeshop tonight. Download their bubbly, lo-fi track "Baltimore."
The masters of quirky electro-pop play Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download their swirling track "Baby Ouh."
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 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 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."
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 North Carolina-based orchestral pop group play Mercury Lounge tonight. Download their grand track "Walk Around the Lake."
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."
This promising saxophonist and his band will be tearing it up at Dizzy's tonight. Download his feisty track "Free Man."
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 Brooklyn urban pop-meister plays Webster Hall Friday. Download his take on the Nat King Cole tune "Calypso Blues."
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 jazz organ icon will be playing with his trio at the Jazz Standard all weekend. Download his smooth slow-burner "Spiral."