Every weekday, we're offering free mp3s from artists playing in the metropolitan area. Download the song, and if you like what you hear, click the tickets link to see the show.
The vocalist and composer Philip Hamilton plays Roulette on Monday night. Download “Bulgaria Suite.”
Rock and roll band Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside plays Bowery Ballroom Friday night. Download the song “Party Kids.”
Tonight’s Gig Alert is a concert you can stream in your own home. Last week team Soundcheck was hard at work in Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Festival. Among the goodies we brought back is an entire concert from the Mercury prize-winning British band Alt-J.
To hear the band’s full set from South By Southwest, listen above. And, watch some video from the concert, below.
Low brings its hushed sound to the New York Society for Ethical Culture Wednesday night. Download “Just Make It Stop.”
British post-punk quartet Savages plays Music Hall of Williamsburg Tuesday night. Download the song “I Am Here.”
Talib Kweli plays at Brooklyn Bowl Monday night. Download “Art Imitates Life" featuring Black Thought & Rah Digga.
Latin jazz and salsa band Los Mas Valientes plays Swing 46 Friday night. Download "Mambo Out."
Fang Island brings its infectious rock to Union Pool Thursday night. Download the song "Asunder."
Violinists Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo perform at Columbia University's Miller Theatre Wednesday night. Download Jennifer Koh's performance of J.S. Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor, Movement IV.
Southern garage-rock band The Whigs play Mercury Lounge Tuesday night. Download the song "Summer Heat."
Swedish folk group Little Children plays Music Hall of Williamsburg Monday night. Download the track "No Direction."
Brooklyn art rock band Celestial Show plays The Stone Friday night. Download the track "Hour Minute"
Portland pop-punk power trio The Thermals plays 285 Kent Thursday night. Download the track "Born To Kill"
Psychedelic pop project Youth Lagoon plays Bowery Ballroom Wednesday night. Download the track "Mute"
Japanese taiko masters Kenny Endo & Kaoru Watanabe play Shapeshifter Lab Tuesday night. Download the track "Together Alone"
Electronic music pioneers Mouse on Mars play Santos Party House Friday night. Download the track "Bonuß"
Malian kora master Ballake Sissoko plays Florence Gould Hall Thursday night. Download the track "Badjourou"
Montreal dream pop project Majical Cloudz plays Santos Party House Wednesday night. Download the track "Turns Turns Turns"
Long-dormant Omaha punk group Desaparecidos returns to New York at Webster Hall Tuesday night. Download "Greater Omaha"
Brooklyn-based rock band The Everymen plays Glasslands Monday night. Download the track "Boss Johnny"