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 rambunctious indie rock trio will be playing a free show tonight at Bruar Falls. Download their rollicking new track "Knuckle Sandwich."
Percussionist Jim Black and his Balkan-inspired group Pachora take the stage tonight at Rose Live Music. Download Pachora's graceful track "Drifting."
This veteran drummer and jazz powerhouse will be marking his 85th birthday with five nights of musical celebration that will kick off tonight at Blue Note. Download his classic track "Brown Skin Girl."
This Brooklyn bluegrass collective will be playing the St. Patrick's Day City Reliquary Benefit at the Knitting Factory tonight. Download their enchanting tune "Faceless Weaver."
This Senegalese kora player and German trumpeter will team up as an untraditional duo tonight at Jazz Gallery. Download their gentle and bittersweet track "Bouba."
This Brooklyn quintet play indie rock with a tribal energy. Download the beat-rific remix of their song "Your Powers Are Magic" by the Emergency, then check out Apache Beat tonight at Bowery Ballroom.
This Belgian dance duo will be playing Santos Party House tonight with Blondes. Download their remix of the Lindstrom & Christabelle track "Baby I Can't Stop."
Legendary fiddle player Frankie Gavin leads this new version of the celebrated traditional Irish folk group. Download their rollicking track "Wild Irishmen," then seen them tonight at Joe's Pub.
Alesso Natalizia is the Italian dream pop solo artist known as Banjo or Freakout. Download his lush track "Upside Down," then check him out at Knitting Factory tonight.
This jazz pianist is no stranger to working with ensembles large, but tonight he goes solo at Smalls. Download his original tune "Affirmation."
This fiery emcee is one of the many rappers who will perform at S.O.B.'s Hip-Hop for Haiti benefit tonight. Download his fervent track "Mistakes."
This legendary band of the indie pop scene have a new album out, and tonight they're wrapping up a three-night residency at Town Hall. Download their bittersweet track "You Must Be Out of Your Mind."
This homegrown outfit was one of the indie rock darlings of the 1990s. Now the band is making a comeback -- and for a good cause. Download their breezy track "Shangri-La," then catch them tonight at the Arms Around Haiti Benefit tonight at Public Assembly.
This staple trio of the New York jazz scene is headed up by a graceful pianist who went from playing classical to digging jazz. Download the trio's elegant track "Secret Link," then see them tonight at Arthur's Tavern.
This orchestral pop collective masterminded by songwriter Jannis Joya Makrigiannis will be playing Pianos tonight. Download their mellifluous track "Action/Reaction."
This noise pop band made up of experimentalist Aaron Aites and Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio will be playing the Knitting Factory tonight. Download their doleful and left-field track "Buddy."
This sassy songstress and her band will be taking the stage at Mercury Lounge tonight. Download their charming and upbeat track "Colors."
This jazz-tempered rock pop outfit from Vancouver is in the middle of a North American tour, and tonight they stop in Brooklyn. Download their smart, expansive track "Slow Knots," then see them tonight at Littlefield.
This Brooklyn quartet specializes in dark, trippy rock à la Velvet Underground. Download their moody track "Wires of Copper," then check them out tonight at Don Pedro.
This inventive percussionist usually jams behind a drum kit as one-third of Medeski, Martin and Wood. But tonight he'll take the lead at Rose Live Music in a solo performance. Download his enigmatic track "Strigongs."