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.
Boston's Debo Band delivers classic Ethiopian grooves at Joe's Pub tonight. Download their funky, trance-inducing "Lantchi Biye" here.
Macklemore burst onto the Seattle hip-hop scene in 2005 with his debut album, The Language of my World. Download the track he made with Ryan Lewis, "Otherside", right here.
Natalia Lafourcade brings her heartbreaking Spanish-language art-pop to Joe's Pub tonight. Download her dreamy single, "No Viniste" here.
Martha Reeves, along with Rosalind Ashford and Annette Beard, were the back-up girls for Marvin Gaye, on stage and on his first three releases, before breaking out on their own to record some of Motown's most memorable hits. Download the song "Watch Your Back" here.
El Ten Eleven bring their instrumental loop-rock to the Knitting Factory tonight. Download their angular, danceable cover of Joy Division's "Disorder" here.
My Favourite Things has the kind of sound that could rush into your dreams and send you off through one of those ‘happy place’ nostalgia-filled montages you see in films--but one that you’re actually excited about. Download the track "Summer of '91" here.
Eclectic guitarist and composer Marc Ribot releases his new CD, Silent Movies, at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download his entrancing solo-guitar work, "The Kid" here.
After French-born Victoria Legrand and Baltimore native Alex Scally formed the group Beach House in 2004, it didn't take long to find sunny days. Download their track "Norway" right here.
Playing violin since the age of three, Minnesota native Anni Rossi is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist. Download her track, "Crushing Limbs," here.
Veteran bluesman Charlie Musselwhite brings his signature harmonic growl to Joe's Pub tonight. Download "The Well," an up-tempo, feel-good blues song.
Curtis Cross, a.k.a. Black Milk, raps alongside a team of talented studio musicians who play with tinges of rock, reggae, and Afro-beat. Download "Closed Chapter" right here.
Aerosmith's guitarists sons play in TAB the Band, which performs at Terminal 5 tonight. Download the dancefloor-worthy remix of "Bought and Sold" here.
Caveman delivers reverberating harmonies like a chorus would. Download the track "Decide" right here.
Trumpeter Peter Evans plays tonight at Le Poisson Rouge with his quintet. Download his space-age version of "Stardust" here.
This Australian quintet recently relocated to New York City to record their upcoming debut full-length album. Download "Reprise" for free here.
Cellist Brent Arnold loops and layers his acoustic cello with electronics to transform his instrument's sound. Download the track "Bright So To Blind Me" here.
Saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum, a perennial soul-band sideman, releases his solo album tonight. Download his Afro-Funk waltz, "Dark City,"
Sixties legend Charles Walker teams up with Nashville young bloods to bring you incendiary soul at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday. Download the infectiously funky "Do The Right Thing."
Total slacker delivers garage-rock psychadelia tonight at Shea Stadium in Williamsburg. Click here to download the track "Psychic Mesa".
Julianna Barwick, the one-woman-choir, plays Littlefield tonight. Download her triumphant, shimmering "Cloudbank."