Last year the banjoist went electronic on an album benefiting victims of the 2008 Chinese Earthquake. Tonight she teams up with David Liang of the Shanghai Restoration Project for a special performance at NYU. Download the track "Sala."
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The Nashville bluegrass collective will be playing Southpaw tonight. Download their new track "All the Same."
This offbeat indie pop trio love to tour, and tonight they roll into the city to play Cake Shop. Download their quirky, soaring track "Dali."
The Scottish indie rock band play a special acoustic in-store set tonight before they head to Webster Hall for their sold out show. Download their track "Swim Until You Can't See Land."
Owen Pallett, the violin-pop mastermind formerly known as Final Fantasy, recently took the stage of the Grand Ballroom at Webster Hall. Stream his entire set right here.
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Last week, Hot Chip performed with the xx at Terminal 5, Stardeath and the White Dwarves opened for the Flaming Lips in New Jersey's Wellmont Theatre, and the Apples in Stereo rocked the Bowery Ballroom with the Laminated Cats.
The cerebral singer-songwriter and guitarist plays Union Pool tonight. Download his bittersweet track "What I Have Left."
The producer, tech wizard and electronic rising star takes on Webster Hall tonight. Download her bubbly, infectious track "Fade to Black."
Brothers Jimmy and Albert Heath will settle into a six-night spell at Village Vanguard with their quartet tonight. Download their cool track "Dusk in the City."
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This wild, experimental, genre-hopping group will be playing tonight at Zebulon. Download their maniacal track "Crazy Lady."
This party rapper will be appearing at the Keep A Breast Foundation benefit concert tonight at the Bell House. Download her upbeat track "Make It Take It."
The U.K. indie rock collective play the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza tonight. Download their dense, emotional track "The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future."
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The vivacious pianist and his trio will be appearing all weekend at Blue Note. Download his funky, easygoing track "Just Now."
The Afro-Peruvian singer songwriter takes the stage at Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday. Download her take on "El Bosque Armado (La Canoa)," penned by the Peruvian great Chabuca Granda.
The Black Moth Super Rainbow frontman will be striking out on his own again with a second solo album due out in May. Download "Fresh Hex," a trippy jam featuring Beck. Then see Tobacco Saturday at Knitting Factory.
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