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.
Curtis Cross, a.k.a. Black Milk, raps alongside a team of talented studio musicians who play with tinges of rock, reggae, and Afro-beat. Download "Closed Chapter" right here.
This Australian quintet recently relocated to New York City to record their upcoming debut full-length album. Download "Reprise" for free here.
Trumpeter Peter Evans plays tonight at Le Poisson Rouge with his quintet. Download his space-age version of "Stardust" here.
Caveman delivers reverberating harmonies like a chorus would. Download the track "Decide" right here.
Sixties legend Charles Walker teams up with Nashville young bloods to bring you incendiary soul at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday. Download the infectiously funky "Do The Right Thing."
Saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum, a perennial soul-band sideman, releases his solo album tonight. Download his Afro-Funk waltz, "Dark City,"
Cellist Brent Arnold loops and layers his acoustic cello with electronics to transform his instrument's sound. Download the track "Bright So To Blind Me" here.
Total slacker delivers garage-rock psychadelia tonight at Shea Stadium in Williamsburg. Click here to download the track "Psychic Mesa".
Julianna Barwick, the one-woman-choir, plays Littlefield tonight. Download her triumphant, shimmering "Cloudbank."
In the early '90s in Germany, Oval was one of the bands which pioneered a style of electronic music known as Glitch. Tonight, Oval rises from his Glitch-roots to perform at the Issue Project Room. Download "Ah," in which digital blips are reconfigured to sound like snowflakes.
Cali deep-funk revivalists play Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Download the band's greasy, Afrobeat-flavored "Cali Fever" here.
The genre-bending jazz explorers the Chicago Underground Duo play Brooklyn's Issue Project Room tonight. Download their James Bond flick-worthy "Spy on the Floor" here.
Kato Hideki is one of Japan's biggest names in the new music and noise music worlds. Download his solo-bass piece, "Turbulent Zone," here.
Chicago based cellist and composer Helen Money is well known for her unique sound and compelling stage performance. Download her cover of the Minutemen's "Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing".
Jesse Sykes' hauntingly distinct vocal offerings are highlighted on "LLL," a song on her 2007 album, Like, Love, Lust and the Open Halls of the Soul. Download the song here.
Sian Ahern's elegant vocals more than compliment the minimalist touch on guitar, drums and piano played by Rupert Clervaux and Ben Crook in this song. Download Sian Alice Group's "White."
The psychedelic synth-punk of Dinowalrus gets a dreamy, extraterrestrial makeover on its latest single, "Phone Home." Download it here.
Tonight at Iridium, Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra plays Bjork covers with an 18-piece jazz orchestra. Download his freewheeling arrangement of the Icelandic singer's "Army of Me."
Austrian experimental musician Christian Fennesz perfoms digitally enhanced soundscapes for the ears. Download his track "Antonia" right here.
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."