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.
Natacha Atlas sings in classical Arabic to rich orchestral arrangments. Catch her at Le Poisson Rouge Monday night, and download her soaring "Makaan" here.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.