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.
Download two strikingly different tracks from the Tokyo-born composer, pianist and producer Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has serves up a dreamy song cycle for the indie rock generation with "Penelope." Download "This is What You're Like" here.
Stile Antico is a young early music choral group from Britain that sings spellbinding motets and madrigals from the Tudor era. Download the group's rendition of Byrd's "Ecce Virgo Concipet" here.
Bassist and bandleader Avishai Cohen plays his world music-inflected contemporary jazz at the Winter Garden tonight. Download his "Alon Basela" here.
Download the Icelandic group's "Lion Face Boy," along with a bonus FM Belfast remix. Plus, video!
Indian-American saxophone hotshot Rudresh Mahanthappa teams up with octogenarian master Bunky Green for four straight nights at the Jazz Standard. Download the duo's "Summit" here.
Tom Tom Club is the side project of Talking Heads members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, who accidently changed hip-hop and R&B history with "Genius of Love," a funky pop cut that has been sampled countless times. Catch this legendary group tonight at Santos Party House, and download this zany remix of the track.
The Swedish band Dungen enters its second decade with the release of a sixth album, Skit I Allt, behind producer, composer, singer and founding member Gustav Ejstes. Download the track "Marken Låg Stilla" right here for free.
Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum's contemporary jazz supergroup the Thirteenth Assembly plays the Issue Project Room Tonight. Download the group's playful "Chantal" here.
The 13-piece Spanish Harlem Orchestra, led by veteran arranger Oscar Hernández is one of the last hometown groups that keeps New York dancers twirling to classic salsa dura sounds. Catch the group's album release party at SOBs tonight, and download its “La Fiesta Empezó" here.
Brooklyn's Noxious Foxes creates music so dense and loud, it’s hard to imagine there are only two of them. Get a free download of "Texting Women" here.
Scicilian trumpeter and bandleader Roy Paci used to be a sideman for Manu Chao, and it shows in his brand of globalist pop. Download his "Todo Joia Toda Beleza," featuring Manu himself, here.
In her debut EP, Australian piano playing songstress Johanna Cranitch sprinkles tender harmonies onto her dusty floor pop project. Download the track "Forest of Sorrows" right here.
This San Francisco born guitarist and composer has become a city staple with a residency at The Living Room on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He performs there every Monday with his Electric Trio. Download the title track to his latest album, Orange, here.
Rochester, NY native Pat Bianchi has performed extensively since age of 12 and has become one of the best Hammond B-3 jazz organists around. Download his "Blues Connotation" for free right here.
9 Volt Circuistry is a trio led by trombonist and New York native Rick Parker and Israeli guitarist Eyal Maoz. Download the live version of "Improvisation 9" here.
Award-winning jazz pianist and composer Helen Sung hails from Houston, Texas and currently spends her time in New York City performing witha multitude of jazz masters. Download her live version of "Lotus Blossom" right here.
Hotshot jazz pianist Vijay Iyer teams up with hotshot jazz pianist Craig Taborn for a performance at Columbia's Miller Theater tonight, their New York debut as a duo. Download Iyer's "One for Blount" here.
Somali-Canadian rapper K'naan brings his pop-friendly, politically-tinged hip-hop to Webster Hall tonight. Download his single "Bam Bam" here.
New York City is pulsing with high-octane brass bands these days, and The Underground Horns is one of them. The group releases its debut CD tonight at Nublu. Download "Big Beat" here.