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.
This Second City DJ duo has infused hip-hop beats into indie rock classics in four volumes of over 130 released tracks. Download "Chi City."
Munich-born, New England Conservatory-learned jazz pianist and composer Vana Gierig plays Iridium tonight as part of Jazzkraut: "A Consortium of German Jazz". Download his "Low Features."
DJ Rehka, New York's bhangra queen, performs at SOBs tonight. Download "Bhanghall," from her Basement Bhangra album.
Folksy Wye Oak plays Mercury Lounge tonight. Download the group's "I Hope You Die."
Gonzalo Grau y la Clave Secreta bring its jazzed-up Afro-Latin dance tunes to Joe's Pub tonight. Download the high-octane timba jam "Calle Luna, Calle Sol."
Tonight, World Music newcomers Rupa and the April Fishes play at Joe's Pub. Download "Espero La Luna," a gypsy-flavored ska romp from their upcoming album Este Mundo.
Woodstock/Paris. Folk/French. Les Bicyclettes Blanches also fuse funky punk into its musical collaborations with artists around the states and Europe. Download the group's drama-tinged introduction, "Hello-Hi".
The former Fugees collaborator plays City Winery tonight. Download his new track "Focus Up."
The "rock-jazz" pianist plays Highline tonight. Download his muscular solo-piano rendition of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
This rising Brooklynite with a penchant for Latin rhythms and children's rhymes performs at Barbes tonight. Download her quirky, brilliant track "Los Mangopaunos."
Frank Carlberg, the jazz pianist and composer with an affinity for poetry, co-leads a large ensemble tonight at Tea Lounge. Download his whirling piece "Heaven."
The new golden boy of the electronic scene plays Glasslands Gallery tonight. Download his new track "Snow & Taxis."
The avant-gardist composer presents an evening of her adventurous music Friday at the Stone. Download an excerpt from her spare yet raucous piece "Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers."
The golden boy of the DJ world performs at the Whitney Museum of American Art on Friday night. Download his stirring, strut-worthy track "Layin in Bed/Overture Watermelon City."
The D.C. band brings its Togolese sound to Joe's Pub on Saturday. Download the group's politically-charged track "Adje! Adje!"
This promising and uber-likable Brooklyn MC will rock the mic at Littlefield tonight. Download his smooth track "The Stuy (On My Mind)."
The San Francisco rock sextet play Glasslands Gallery tonight. Download their bubbly track "Millions of People Running in Circles."
These deft shoegaze revivalists are back with a new album, and they're playing Bowery Ballroom tonight. Download the band's new track, "Supertoys."
The nautically-inspired husband-and-wife duo play Cakeshop tonight. Download their bubbly, lo-fi track "Baltimore."
The masters of quirky electro-pop play Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download their swirling track "Baby Ouh."