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.
Anamanaguchi hacks '80s video game consoles to transform them into eight-bit synths, and mix them with swirling, power-pop guitars. Download "A Aurora (Meet Me In The Stars)" here.
Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist Basia Bulat brings her indie-folk to Mercury Lounge tonight. Download "Go On," from her new album Heart of My Own.
The track "License to Hide" is from The Posies' forthcoming full-length album Blood/Candy. Download it here for free.
Singer and composer Pedro Moraes is one of the newest talents to pick up the Música Popular Brasileira (Popular Brazilian Music) torch. Download his exquisitely arranged "Xote de Manha" here.
Triveni, the trio created by trumpeter (not to be confused with the bassist of the same name) Avishai Cohen, brings the group's down-home, conversational jazz to LPR tonight at its CD release party. Download the group's version of "Mood Indigo" here.
The San Diego duo Crocodiles delivers a fuzzy rock anthem which inspires a polar opposite reaction to what the title may suggest. Download the group's latest LP's title track "Sleep Forever" right here.
Utah Green is a new indie-folk singer on the scene armed with a guitar and a gorgeous songwriting sensibility. Download her "14:42" here.
The nineties indie legend Pavement plays tonight through Thursday in Central Park on their first-and-last-(ever) reunion tour. Download the band's 1994 single, "Gold Soundz," here.
Bob Marley and the Wailers have sold over 250 million records worldwide. Bassist and music director of the Wailers, Aston "Familyman" Barrett, cooked up and recorded the track "Cobra Dub Style" in his reggae-fueled Jamaican homeland. Download it here.
Classically trained drummer Christian Vander's French prog rock group Magma has its roots in an intergalactic inspiration. Download the group's spacey track "Emehntehtt-Re IV" right here.
Alex Brown Church is an NYU film school grad turned L.A.-based indie folk musician who has adopted Jack London's seafaring sobriquet Sea Wolf. Download the track "Turn The Dirt Over" here.
Boston's Debo Band delivers classic Ethiopian grooves at Joe's Pub tonight. Download their funky, trance-inducing "Lantchi Biye" here.
Macklemore burst onto the Seattle hip-hop scene in 2005 with his debut album, The Language of my World. Download the track he made with Ryan Lewis, "Otherside", right here.
Natalia Lafourcade brings her heartbreaking Spanish-language art-pop to Joe's Pub tonight. Download her dreamy single, "No Viniste" here.
El Ten Eleven bring their instrumental loop-rock to the Knitting Factory tonight. Download their angular, danceable cover of Joy Division's "Disorder" here.
Martha Reeves, along with Rosalind Ashford and Annette Beard, were the back-up girls for Marvin Gaye, on stage and on his first three releases, before breaking out on their own to record some of Motown's most memorable hits. Download the song "Watch Your Back" here.
My Favourite Things has the kind of sound that could rush into your dreams and send you off through one of those ‘happy place’ nostalgia-filled montages you see in films--but one that you’re actually excited about. Download the track "Summer of '91" here.
After French-born Victoria Legrand and Baltimore native Alex Scally formed the group Beach House in 2004, it didn't take long to find sunny days. Download their track "Norway" right here.
Eclectic guitarist and composer Marc Ribot releases his new CD, Silent Movies, at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download his entrancing solo-guitar work, "The Kid" here.
Playing violin since the age of three, Minnesota native Anni Rossi is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist. Download her track, "Crushing Limbs," here.