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.
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.
Chino Maurice brings back the sound and style of yesteryear's soul-funk-rock masters: P-Funk, Prince, and Jimi Hedrix. Catch him at Joe's Pub tonight and download "Luna" here.
Brazilian sound architect Amon Tobin produces genre-defying beats and measures by setting manipulated field recordings and vinyl records to a drum machine. Download the track “Shut Down” for free.
American arranger and jazz piano great Kenny Werner teams up with one of Europe's top big bands for a six-day stint at Dizzy's. Catch him tonight and download Werner's "Kadinsky" here.
Chico Mann, the alias of former Antibalas guitarist Marcos Garcia, is a project that mashes up the disparate (and funky) genres of Afrobeat, Electro, and Freestyle into a synth-driven vintage sound. Catch him tonight at Santos, and download his "Ya Yo Sé" here.
Underworld released its new audio visual album, Barking, just over a month ago. Techno producers Mark Knight and D. Ramirez helped produce the dance track "Always Loved A Film," which you can download right here for free.
Bassist Michael Formanek has released his first CD as a bandleader since 1998, and he's backed by some of today's hottest talents. Catch him at the Jazz Standard tonight and download his meditative, ecstatic "“Twenty Three Neo" here.
Kagero brings its Japanese Gypsy Rock to Local 269 tonight. Download the band's rolicking "2 + 1 is Almost 5" here.
Corin Tucker, one of the founders of the riot grrl band Sleater Kinney, still gets her shredding, wailing riot grrl rock on in this free download, “Doubt."
Dan Tepfer is one of the pioneering, young jazz pianists reinventing "jazz as we know it." Catch his trio's CD release party at The Jazz Standard tonight, and download his "All I Heard Was Nothing" here.
In 1915, Russian composer Alexander Scriabin wrote a part for a clavier à lumières, a “color organ” that projected colors onto the stage. Download this Scriabin track, from a previous recording of Andjaparidze doing Scriabin.
Download a free track from the Baltimore-based band Future Islands, and get a bonus remix track from BMore electronic experimenter Jason Urick.
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuru manages to play melodies, harmonies and bass parts on his tiny instrument all at once. Download "143 (Kelly’s Song)" and watch his uke-version of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
Brothers John and Paul Thornley are the front men for U.S. Royalty, a four-piece rock band from Washington, D.C. Download the band's "Equestrian" from its upcoming debut right here for free.
Voltaire Twins lands in New York City for the first time on Friday in the midst of the annual CMJ music festival chaos. Download the duo's synth-ladden "Jump Cuts," along with the bonus download, "D.I.L.," right here for free.
Rejecting hook-heavy club rap, Freddie Gibbs is single-handedly bearing the standard for Midwestern rap with impressive lyrical dexterity. Download an edited version of his "National Anthem" here.
One thing's for sure, Reggie Watts is one funny guy. Watts landed in the Lower East Side in 2004 and started performing ad-libbed, off-the-cuff improvisational lyrics in comedy clubs over a looping machine. Download his live track, "Thus Far," here for free.
Calibro 35, the instrumental funk band dedicated to reimagining swaggering soundtracks from '70s-era Italian gangster films, plays a Nublu CMJ showcase tonight. Download the band's "Calling All Units to Broccolino" here.
Stew and Heidi Rodewald, masters of rock-musical songwriting, present a song-cycle all about Brooklyn. Download the duo's "Love Like That," from Stew and Heidi's first hit musical Passing Strange.