Every weekday, we bring you great music from artists playing in the metropolitan area. Listen to the song, and if you like what you hear, click the show link to see ticket information.
The producer and electronic musician SOHN performs at Glasslands Monday. Download "Lessons."
The boundary-busting string quartet performs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Friday. Download "O Albion" from Thomas Adès "Arcadiana."
The punk bluegrass band The Devil Makes Three plays at Webster Hall Thursday. Download "Stranger."
The soulful R&B singer performs at the Highline Ballroom Wednesday. Stream her new single with Anthony Hamilton, "Say That."
The opera pastiche Armida, by New Opera NYC, will be performed at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center Tuesday. Download "Da tempeste il legno infranto."
The Brooklyn folk band Wild Leaves performs at Cameo Gallery Monday. Download "Wind & Rain."
Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio performs at Greenwich House Music School Thursday. Download "Thwirl."
The electronic artist Active Child performs Wednesday at Bowery Ballroom. Download "Subtle."
The high energy Brooklyn-Tokyo duo Ken South Rock plays at Union Pool Tuesday. Download "Explosion."
The folk musician Melaena Cadiz plays at Rockwood Music Hall Monday. Download "Neon Drag."
The Jason Marshall Quintet performs at Central Park this Saturday for the Jazz & Colors Fest. Download "Cherokee."
The roots rock 'n' roll artist Nikki Hill performs at Iridium Wednesday. Download "Right On The Brink."
The celebrated composer Ned Rorem is honored at Merkin Concert Hall. Download "Boy with a Baseball Glove."
The musician and Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. performs at Webster Hall Monday. Download "Rude Customer."
The world beat band William B. Johnson's Drumadics performs at The Cutting Room Saturday. Download "Merengue."
The indie pop band Starlight Girls performs at The Saint Thursday. Download "Wasteland."
ARTIST: Eugene Chadbourne and Bryan and the Haggards
DOWNLOAD: "Mama Tried"
SHOW: Wednesday at The Stone ($15)
Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard gets the tribute treatment on a new album -- but it might not sound exactly the way you’d expect it to. Called Merles Just Want To Have Fun, the record is the joint effort of guitarist and banjo player Eugene Chadbourne and the avant-jazz country group Bryan and the Haggards. Download their take on the Merle Haggard tune “Mama Tried.”
The synth master Gary Numan performs at Music Hall of Williamsburg Tuesday. Download "I Am Dust."
The quirky, genre-spanning band Sparks performs at Webster Hall Monday. Download "Sherlock Holmes."
The theatrical rock group Spottiswoode and His Enemies performs at The Living Room Saturday. Download "Building A Road."