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.
Brooklyn's Noxious Foxes creates music so dense and loud, it’s hard to imagine there are only two of them. Get a free download of "Texting Women" here.
In her debut EP, Australian piano playing songstress Johanna Cranitch sprinkles tender harmonies onto her dusty floor pop project. Download the track "Forest of Sorrows" right here.
9 Volt Circuistry is a trio led by trombonist and New York native Rick Parker and Israeli guitarist Eyal Maoz. Download the live version of "Improvisation 9" here.
This San Francisco born guitarist and composer has become a city staple with a residency at The Living Room on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He performs there every Monday with his Electric Trio. Download the title track to his latest album, Orange, here.
Rochester, NY native Pat Bianchi has performed extensively since age of 12 and has become one of the best Hammond B-3 jazz organists around. Download his "Blues Connotation" for free right here.
Award-winning jazz pianist and composer Helen Sung hails from Houston, Texas and currently spends her time in New York City performing witha multitude of jazz masters. Download her live version of "Lotus Blossom" right here.
Hotshot jazz pianist Vijay Iyer teams up with hotshot jazz pianist Craig Taborn for a performance at Columbia's Miller Theater tonight, their New York debut as a duo. Download Iyer's "One for Blount" here.
Somali-Canadian rapper K'naan brings his pop-friendly, politically-tinged hip-hop to Webster Hall tonight. Download his single "Bam Bam" here.
New York City is pulsing with high-octane brass bands these days, and The Underground Horns is one of them. The group releases its debut CD tonight at Nublu. Download "Big Beat" here.
Israeli pianist Anat Fort brings her thoughtful, minimalist, jazz to Birdland tonight. Download her "Paul Motian (1)" here.
Gregorio Uribe's 16-piece, Afro-Colombian big band plays Zinc Bar tonight. Download his "Caribe Contigo" here.
A.A. Bondy makes simple folk songs that conjure up a mythical America of empty roads and broken hearts. Download his "I Can See the Pines Are Dancing" here.
New Orleans piano great Davell Crawford plays the Jazz Standard tonight. Download his ballad "Strange Fruit" here.
The band !!! strives to provide the world with "I bet you can’t not dance to this" live dance music. The band's fourth record, Myth Takes, shows they are up to the task. Download "AM/FM" for free right here.
Teengirl Fantasy creates techno textures in a land of confused, dreamy, half-awake, half-asleep states that one experiences after staying up all night partying. Download the duo's track, "Forever the Feeling," and watch the video "Cheaters" from the group's debut LP, 7AM.
Marnie Stern opens her self-titled album in a flurry with the track “For Ash.” Download that track and a bonus free download, "Transparency is the new Mystery,” from Stern's latest self-titled album.
Official "Genius" and jazz futurist, Jason Moran begins a residency at the Village Vanguard this week. Download his Basquiat-inspired "Gangsterism Over 10 Years" here.
The late 1980’s Brit-rockers Chapterhouse reunited this year for their first North American tour in 15 years. Download the track "Pearl" right here.
Sahr Ngaujah, lead actor in FELA!, the musical, plays the music of Afrobeat godfather Fela Kuti, backed by the able musicians of Antibalas. Download the theatrical version of "Water No Get Enemy," based on the Fela Kuti track of the same name.
Minneapolis maestro Ryan Olson embarks on an epic collection of musicians and genre mixing on GAYNGS debut album Relayted. Download the track "The Gaudy Side of Town" right here for free.