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.
Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers spreads early holiday cheer with her 2010 Christmas tour "An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas." Download "Hark, The Hearld Angels Sing" just in time for the holidays.
Computer Magic is the solo project of 21-year-old DJ and blogger Danielle "Danz" Johnson. Download this bedroom electro pop track, "Running," here for free.
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, the pseudonym of post-punk folk idol Will Oldham, plays Town Hall Wednesday. Download his haunting "Someone Coming Through."
The Manhattan Transfer defined a style of harmonized vocal jazz that is both loved and despised. Catch the quartet tonight at the Blue Note, and download its Grammy winning version of "Route 66."
Brooklyn-based indie poppers Palomar continues to kick out the live jams at The Rock Shop tonight at the fourth of its five-night benefit series. You can download the band's "Our Haunt" right here for free.
Whitey Ford and the 78s brings a classic honkey-tonk sound to Brooklyn's Littlefield tonight. Download his bawdy "I Ain't Drunk" here.
The Talea Ensemble says 'Happy Birthday' to this emblematic composer at the Miller Theater tonight. Download the group's interpretation of Boulez's "Dérive 1."
Diamond Rings brings his smart, gender-bending electro-pop to the Mercury Lounge tonght. Download his "Something Else" here.
The Budos Band is all instrumental, all New York and all kinds of raucousness. Download the group's track, "Unbroken, Unshaven" here.
The so-called "diva of the cello," Maya Beiser, will perform tonight with the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Click here to download the piece “Memories” composed by Armenian musician Djivan Gasparian.
The Toronto trio Austra is led by the once opera-bound Katie Stelmanis. Download the band’s first single, “The Beat and The Pulse.”
Pablo Ziegler is widely known as the leading composer of “Nuevo Tango,” a blend of classical Argentinian tango rhythms and sophisticated jazz improvisation. Download this piece, “Buenos Aires Report,” right here.
Memphis-based singer Valerie June brings a unique voice to her "organic moonshine roots music." Download her "Rain Dance" here.
The half-Swedish, half-Danish singer delivers her dichotomous blend of dreamy folk and raw distortion tonight at Scandinavia House. Download "Circles," from her forthcoming album Throwing Knives.
Sammy Bananas has made a niche out of transforming ‘80s and ‘90s slow-jam R&B hits into dancefloor-friendly club tracks. Download his song "My Body" here.
The Brooklyn-based singer songwriter weaves between agression and fragility on her latest EP, Bess Rogers Presents Bess Rogers. Download "What We Want" for a sampling of her work.
Family Portrait represents the Washington D.C. school of lo-fi indie rock that's been coming from the Underwater Peoples label. Catch them tonight at Mercury Lounge, and download the band's "Glide Pt. 1" here.
With her third album in tow, Scottish singer and songwriter K.T. Tunstall plays Terminal 5 tonight. Download her "Fade Like a Shadow" here.
The Sway Machinery, a NYC band that merges funky dance party music with the Jewish cantorial repertoire, celebrates the night before the start of Hanukkah at Brooklyn Bowl. Download the band's "Skin to Skin," featuring Khaira Arby.
The Honey Ear Trio take a unique approach to the jazz saxaphone trio that includes funky beats and live electronics. Download the band's "Steampunk Serenade" here.