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.
Accordion (and banjo) wielding Dark Dark Dark, based in Minneapolis, brings its "chamber-folk" to the CMJ Music Marathon tonight. Download the band's earnestly executed, lovelorn "Daydreaming" here.
Stew and Heidi Rodewald, masters of rock-musical songwriting, present a song-cycle all about Brooklyn. Download the duo's "Love Like That," from Stew and Heidi's first hit musical Passing Strange.
Sister singing groups have long captured the imaginations of audiences. Zambri exchanges the homespun sound for some vintage synthesizers and a large dose of attitude. Dowload the band's "Carry Me" here.
On the opening night of the CMJ Music Marathon, buzzier-than-thou Francis and the Lights brings its synth-laden disco-funk to Webster Hall. Download the band's terminally chill "For Days."
Dominique Young Unique, the 18-year-old rap sensation from Tampa, plays a CMJ opening night party at Webster Hall this evening. Download her "Hot Girl," chock full of rapid-fire raps and high-flying synths.
Download two strikingly different tracks from the Tokyo-born composer, pianist and producer Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has serves up a dreamy song cycle for the indie rock generation with "Penelope." Download "This is What You're Like" here.
The electronic rock duo Home Video builds electro-minimalist rock with sampling, synthesizers, keys, guitars, and live drums. Download the band's "The Smoke" for free here.
Bassist and bandleader Avishai Cohen plays his world music-inflected contemporary jazz at the Winter Garden tonight. Download his "Alon Basela" here.
Download the Icelandic group's "Lion Face Boy," along with a bonus FM Belfast remix. Plus, video!
Indian-American saxophone hotshot Rudresh Mahanthappa teams up with octogenarian master Bunky Green for four straight nights at the Jazz Standard. Download the duo's "Summit" here.
Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum's contemporary jazz supergroup the Thirteenth Assembly plays the Issue Project Room Tonight. Download the group's playful "Chantal" here.
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.