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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.

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12 Days of Soundcheck: Nickel Creek

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Here we come a-wassailing with another exclusive track from the studio.


12 Days Of Soundcheck: Buscabulla

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Soundcheck continues to fill your electronic stocking with digital gifts.


12 Days of Soundcheck: Courtney Barnett Cultivates A Timeless Sound

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Soundcheck Gift Express keeps chugging along with a free download of Courtney Barnett's "Avant Gardener" live in the studio.


12 Days Of Soundcheck: Primus Pumps Its 'Fisticuffs'

Monday, December 15, 2014

Download a live performance of "Fisticuffs", which one could imagine taking place on the Island of Misfit Toys.

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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Matisyahu

Friday, December 12, 2014

The singer embraces his many contradictions and comes out a winner in 2014; download a live version of "Broken Car."


12 Days Of Soundcheck: Jenny Lewis

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Soundcheck comes bearing gifts: sweet, soaring sounds from the inimitable Jenny Lewis. Download "The Voyager," live from the studio.


12 Days Of Soundcheck: Another Jolt of Sylvan Esso's 'Coffee'

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

One day only! Download a live version of one of this year's best songs.


Gig Alert: La Mecánica Popular

Friday, December 05, 2014

Unique purveyors of psychedelic salsa play at Nublu tonight. Listen to "Milagro."


Gig Alert: Strand of Oaks

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Philly-based rockers bring confessional songs with a punch to Bowery Ballroom. Listen to "Goshen '97."


Gig Alert: A Deeper "Kind Of Blue"

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The National Jazz Museum In Harlem takes a closer listen to Miles Davis' masterpiece tonight. Listen to "Freddie Freeloader."


Gig Alert: M.A.K.U. Soundsystem

Monday, December 01, 2014

Self-described 'band of immigrants' plays music from Colombia and the Caribbean. For a taste, sample "M.N.D. (Music Never Dies)."


Gig Alert: Banda Magda

Friday, November 28, 2014

Musical polyglots play a late show at Blue Note tomorrow night. Listen to "Yerakina." 


Gig Alert: Caddywhompus

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Muscular NOLA guitar and drums duo burns some Thanksgiving calories at Baby's All Right. Listen to "Stuck."


Gig Alert: Hundred Waters

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ethereal electronic-inflected group plays with Interpol tonight. Listen to "Out Alee."

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Gig Alert: People Get Ready

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kinetically-inclined pop dances its way into Bowery Ballroom tonight. Check out "Physiques."


Gig Alert: Supermambo! A Vibes Tribute to Tito Puente

Monday, November 24, 2014

Grammy-nominated vibraphonist Felipe Fournier plays Tito Puente's mambo music. Listen to "Vibe Mambo."


Gig Alert: We Were Promised Jetpacks

Friday, November 21, 2014

Scottish post-punk indie rockers hit Webster Hall on Saturday. Listen to the massive-sounding "I Keep It Composed."


Gig Alert: Chicha Libre Farewell

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Brooklyn's purveyors of Peruvian folk-pop take a break on Friday night. Download their version of "Guns Of Brixton." 


Gig Alert: Sketches

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Micro-collaborative jazz ensemble plays at Cornelia Street Cafe. Download "Caught In The Storm."


Gig Alert: Touré-Raichel Collective

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Powerhouse Malian-Israeli duo plays at Symphony Space tonight. Listen to the sweeping "Hodu."