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.
On her latest album, soul and rhythm-and-blues singer Bettye LaVette covers some of the most recognizable songs from the British Invasion canon. Download her cover of Led Zeppelin's "All My Love" here.
Jamaican jazz piano master Monty Alexander finishes up a stint at Birdland tonight. Download his Caribbean-flavored Nat King Cole cover, "To the Ends of the Earth," here.
Junip, the trio led by Argentine-Swedish José Gonzalez, is touring with its brand new debut album, and plays Irving Plaza tonight. Download Junip's "Always" here.
The mutli-talented Jen Shyu brings her spine-tingling vocal chords to Barbès tonight. Download her haunting solo take on a Taiwanese folk song "Mother Cow's Companion" here.
The Delta Spirit spins out a raucous neo-rock soul sound behind vocalist Matt Vasquez and his powerful pipes. Download the track “Bushwick Blues” here for free.
Matthew Dear, that beloved purveyor of smart, space-age pop, plays the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Download his "Slowdance" here.
Aimee Mann, author of the gorgeous 1999 soundtrack to Magnolia, plays Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Download her "Freeway" here.
Sara Lucas, Ryan Seaton and Don Godwin settled in Brooklyn after leaving New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina. Download the track, "How You Hold Your Arms," from the band's first album in its new home.
Composer Glenn Branca premiers his Symphony No. 15 for 12 musicians playing 100 instruments this weekend at LPR. Download a minimalist movement from his Symphony No. 7 here.
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and his bombastic meatbats just released their second album, More Meat. Download the jazz-fusion track, "And We All Swing The Tuna," right here.
Bio-Ritmo releases a new 45 RPM disc Friday night, bringing the band's experimental, unorthodox, and hard-hitting salsa to SOBs. Download "Dina's Mambo" for free, here.
Off-the-grid groove roots outfit Ginger Ninjas powers its concerts with bike pedaling audience members. No plugs necessary! Download the track "Little Door" right here for free.
Panamanian jazz master Danilo Perez arrives at the Standard tonight and plays through Sunday with his trio. Download "The Maze: The End," a duet with Rudresh Mahanthappa off of his new album, here.
These two U.K. deejays and remix producers have assembled a two-disc album of Delicacies they collected on a world tour. Learn about the album and download "Aspic" right here for free.
Brooklyn's rock group The Big Sleep is a trio: Sonya Balchandani on bass, Danny Barria on guitar and Michael Jones on drums. But there's no dearth of rich sound in the band's music. Download "Ace" here.
The uber-pop friendly Darwin Deez has a penchant for bubbly beats and a sing-speak croon. Download an extra-galactic remix of “Constellations" from SBTRKT here.