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 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."
The jazz vocalist Gregory Generet performs at Smoke Jazz Club Thursday. Download "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face."
The chillwave musician Toro Y Moi performs at Terminal 5 Wednesday. Download "Rose Quartz."
The singer-songwriter Diego Garcia performs at Highline Ballroom Tuesday. Download "Start With The End."
The Nashville-based Americana band The Grahams plays at Rockwood Music Hall Monday. Download "Revival Time."
The West African group Tal National performs at Mercury Lounge on Sunday. Download "Kaani."
The rapper Kuf Knotz performs at Sidewalk Cafe Wednesday. Download "Fame Us."
The New Jersey rockers perform at Bowery Ballroom tonight. Download "Crying From the Home."
The jazz band Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks performs at Iguana NYC Monday. Download "There'll Be Some Changes Made."
The Afrobeat band Antibalas plays at Roulette Saturday. Download "Dirty Money."