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.
Garage punk legend Greg Cartwright heads up the southern rock band Reigning Sound. Download the band's track "Broken Things" here from the 2009 album Love and Curses.
Film composer Yann Tiersen, famed for his 2001 Amelie soundtrack, performs with his orchestra tonight at the Highline Ballroom. Download "Ashes" from his new album Dust Lane here for free.
Joan Soriano is a Dominican bachata artist who brings out the music's gritty, bittersweet roots, and he takes the stage at 92Y Tribeca tonight. Download his "Que Pasará Manaña" here for free.
Brandon Ross is an underappreciated avant-garde guitarist and banjo player who makes music of odd, angular beauty. Download his "No Wonder" here.
The Civil Wars brings antebellum facial hair choices and a refreshing alt-country sound to Joe's Pub Tuesday night. Download the band's "Barton Hollow" here.
Alto saxophonist and "quintessential sideman" Steve Wilson celebrates his 50th birthday with a star-studded residency at the Jazz Standard. Download the track "Wail" here.
(The) Tony Castles joined the Brooklyn music scene back in 2008. Download the dream pop band's debut single “Black Girls in Dresses” here.
Piers Faccini is an English-Italian songwriter and folk singer from France with a broad musical palette. Catch him at Zebulon tonight, and download his "Two Grains of Sand" here.
The '80s pop purveyors Huey Lewis and News are back with a soulful new album. Catch the band tonight at the Blender Theater, and download their new cover of the Staple Singers' "Respect Yourself" here.
Rich Aucoin, who Spin magazine dubbed the Canadian Wunderkind, enlisted hundreds of people to play on his first commercial EP Public Publication. Download his homage to Daft Punk here.
The Friendly Fires is an English trio of dance-punk inspired teens from 22 miles north of London. Download "Jump In The Pool" from the band's 2008 debut here.
The Stillwater, New Jersey jam band combines bluegrass and folk balladry with string-band funk and Scottish lore on its recent self-titled album. Download the ghostly “Potter’s Field" here.
Composer Fernando Otero recently took home a Latin Grammy for his tango-inflected compositions. On Saturday night, he plays Nublu. Download his "La Vista Gorda" here.
The Tel Aviv trio Monotonix never disappoints live thanks to its bizarre arsenal of antics. Check out a video of the band playing and download a track from the band's second album Not Yet here.
Tristano combines his Juilliard piano training with a love for minimalist electronic music at Le Poisson Rouge tonight, accompanied by pianist Bruce Brubaker. Download Tristano's "Mambo" here.
Afro-funk innovators Ikebe Shakedown and their mighty horns take the stage at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Download "Hard Steppin'" here.
Out of the deserts of Tucson, Arizona, the rock band Giant Sand has released its latest album, Blurry Blue Mountain. Download the sleepy track “Chunk of Coal” here.