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.
Singer who combines swinging rhythms with Celtic melodies plays on the square outside Brooklyn Public Library. Download "Go Lassie Go."
Afrobeat superstar plays Highline Ballroom tonight. Download "IMF."
Swirling electronic pop trio plays at Pianos. Download "This Same House."
Join Soundcheck tomorrow night at BAM with Hamilton Leithauser, Wyatt Cenac, and San Fermin.
Syrian clarinetist and Sri Lankan pianist join forces tonight at Elebash Hall. Download "The Learning Curve."
Dirty Projectors bassist plays songs from his solo record at Baby's All Right. Download "In The Hollows."
Idiosyncratic jazz trumpeter and band leader plays in Harlem. Listen to "If Anya Goes To Edinburgh."
Enormous jazz ensemble that includes string quartet plays at Tea Lounge. Download "Plans."
Understated singer-songwriter plays Rockwood tonight. Poe says he wrote “Lonely Like Me” one morning under a trumpet tree, which dropped pink flowers as he wrote. Says Poe, “The lyric sheet is stained with flower blood."
Punk-klezmer outfit brings their electrifying live sound to Joe's Pub for a CD release party. Download "Freydele."
In 1959, saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman released his iconic album The Shape Of Jazz To Come. Tonight, a group of scholars and musicians will look at that sea-change moment in music, and examine the downtown jazz scene, then and now.
Two Brazilian music icons play together for the first time in NYC at Birdland tonight. Listen to Roberto Menescal and Marcos Valle, featuring Wanda Sá, on "O Barquinho."
Jazz collaboration between US-based Korean and Japanese musicians plays in Midtown. Listen to "Teemo's Journey."
Dual-trombone dub gang plays at Friends and Lovers in Brooklyn. Download "Washingtonian."
British-born singer and songwriter plays Appalachian-twinged Americana at Rodeo bar tonight. Download "Yorkshire Water."
Syracuse-based trio featuring keys, drums, and a mic plays Brooklyn Bowl. Download "Gotta Walk."
The poppy, new-wave-y combo plays at BRIC Arts tonight. Download a track from their forthcoming EP.
Brooklyn folk and bluegrass group celebrates their new record with a show at The Slipper Room. Download "The Great Escape."
The songwriter and instrumentalist for The Walkmen celebrates his new solo record tonight at Joe's Pub. Download "Sing To Me" — and watch a live performance on Soundcheck.
In-demand lap steel guitarist plays his regular gig at Freddy's tonight. Download "TVM."