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.
Star percussionist Pedrito Martinez brings his deep Afro-Cuban drumming to the Latin jazz setting with his band at Joe's Pub tonight. Download a live recording of his "La Luna" here.
Guitarist Leni Stern has gone from downtown jazz personality to singer songwriter, and now, she's trying her hand at funky African pop. Catch her at Barbes tonight, and download her "Sa Belle Belle Ba" here.
Alejo Aponte does his part to spread the gospel of Afro-Colombian music at Joe's Pub tonight. Download his hypnotic, pretty "La Fruta" here.
The Norwegian maestro of disco Hans-Peter Lindstrøm teams up with long-time vocal conspirator Christabelle to create its edgy pop, what they call "structured chaos." Download “Lovesick” right here.
Former child star and musical prodigy Jair Oliveria stops off in New York this weekend to play his jazzed-up samba at SOBs. Download his funky "12o Jogadorm" here.
With thunder in their ample trombones, the unfortunately-named but highly-skilled Bonerama brings its brassy swamp-funk from NOLA to New York this Friday at Sullivan Hall. Download "Folly" here.
The U.K. experimental folk band Tunng charts new waters on its latest release And Then We Saw Land. Download the band's harmonizing vocal-fueled track "Don't Look Down or Back" right here for free.
Israeli bandleader and composer Anat Cohen performs classical, modern and traditional jazz on her tenor saxophone and clarinet. Download her 10-minute live version of "St. James' Infirmary" here for free.
The seven-member Family Cactus released its debut album Come Howling earlier this year. Download a melodic, lyrically driven track from the album, "Mariachi Stomper."
Dub Trio bring its unlikely union of heavy metal and spacey dub to Mercury Lounge tonight. Download "No Flag" here.
One EskimO, the pop-friendly indie cuartet from Britain with a penchant for cartoon eskimos, plays Highline Ballroom tonight. Download their "Amazing" here for free.
Georgia-based Ponderosa brings its swaggering, no-frills Southern rock anthems to the Mercury Lounge tonight. Download the band's "Old Gin Road" here.
Natacha Atlas sings in classical Arabic to rich orchestral arrangments. Catch her at Le Poisson Rouge Monday night, and download her soaring "Makaan" here.