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.
Cyndi Harvell draws from her deep southern roots to craft good ol' pop-country music. The sing-along track, "Break For It," weaves Harvell's charming southern lilt through the waves produced by Howland's haunting slide guitar riffs.
Natacha Atlas sings in classical Arabic to rich orchestral arrangments. Catch her at Le Poisson Rouge Monday night, and download her soaring "Makaan" here.
Singer and producer Nanna Øland Fabricius released her self-titled U.S. debut last month. Under the name Oh Land, she sets her dancing spirit loose with whirling, pop beats and clicks in a ballroom romp with delicate vocals. Download the track "Son Of A Gun" right here for free.
Cordero is one of the hottest Spanish-language indie bands around. The band plays its tasteful combination of Latin and rock elements on display in "Ruleta Rusa" at the Bell House tonight.
Ethan Marunas, a.k.a. Baby Dayliner, grew up in New York City under the influence of classical music, jazz and later, hip-hop. Download his synth-fueled track "At Least."
Oran Etkin fuses bass clarinet mastery with West African griot music with great success on his album Kelenia. Watch him tonight at Barbes, and download "Nina" for free here.
Led by violinist Hannah Thiem, Copal blends haunting violin with cello and drum rhythms to create its global, folktronic soundscape. Download the track, "Ceútara," for free here.
French electro-pop superstars Yelle released a new synth-soaked album this year, La Musique. Download a remix of the title track here, and watch a video that will teach you how to dance the tectonik.
New York singer, guitarist, bandleader and composer Howard Fishman releases a trilogy of simultaneously recorded albums and plays from them for three nights in the Big Apple. Download three songs from the trilogy right here.
Emilio Solla takes his Tango Jazz Conspiracy (and post-Piazolla compositions) to the stage at Zinc Bar tonight. Download his dark, wild, "Remain Alert" here.
Hendrik Weber, who performs as Pantha Du Prince, once lived in the same woods where the Brothers Grimm fairy tales were born. This may explain the haunting urgency behind the techno and folk found in “The Splendour.” Download it here.
Hailed as "the New Voice of Brazil," São Paulo native Luisa Maita brings her smart, contemporary Brazilian pop to SOBs tonight. Download her "Desencabulada" for free.
Erland and the Carnival bring its morose and magical folk-pop to our side of the pond at the Knit tonight. Download the band's "Trouble in Mind" here.
Jazz pianist Lucian Ban teamed up with bassist John Hebert to rearrange the music of early 20th Century composer Georges Enescu for a jazz ensemble. Download this skillful remake of an Enescu aria here.
In the past six years, Andy Bothwell—who is the freestyle hip-hop and folk group Astronautalis—has released three full-length albums, performed more than 1,250 shows and logged 350,000 miles on tour in his Honda. Download his track "Sea of Grass."
Guitarist Annie Lynch met cellist Alexandra Spalding and bassist Ken Woodward four years ago at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Download the track, "Like A Dog," right here for free.
Chicago natives Max Kakacek, Hal James and brothers Cullen and Cameron Omori bring a youthful energy to their blend of ‘60s garage rock-‘70s glam rock music. Download "Be My Girl" for free right here.
The Oakland-based duo, Zion I, delivers reggae, dub and socially conscience lyrics on its latest album, Atomic Clock. Download the track "Many Stylez" right here for free.
Irish folk singer Susan McKeown celebrates her new album, Singing in the Dark, on its release date, October 30th. Download the track, “Mad Sweeney,” right here for free.
Urban folk and jazz singer KJ Denhert is set to release her ninth album, aptly named Album No. 9, on November 9th. Download "Choose Your Weapon" for free.