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 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."
The Midwestern emcee fuses alt-rap with the energy of punk. Download his dynamic track "Goodbye," then see him tonight at Bowery Ballroom.
This prolific saxophonist has not one, but two new albums out today. Download his meditative track "When All Is Said and Done," then check him out tonight at the Jazz Standard.
Download "Jim's Polish" by these forebearers of modern metal, then check them out at Le Poisson Rouge tonight.
These Berkeley-bred indie rockers are celebrating the release of their sophomore album tonight at Cameo Gallery. Download their slouchy track "Promises."
This versatile singer, songwriter and guitarist will play two shows tonight at the Blue Note. Download his bluesy, slouchy track "The Man I Keep Hid."
Canadian-born trumpeter David Smith will be performing with his quintet Friday night in the 4th Annual Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival. Download the puckish and clever track "Halloween Song," then check out his ensemble at Cornelia Street Cafe.
Todd Goldstein rose in the indie scene as the guitarist for the Harlem Shakes. But now he's turned his attention to his solo project ARMS. Download his melancholy track "Kids Aflame," then see him tonight at the Glasslands Gallery.
This New York-based quintet is playing this weekend. Download their alluring track "I Want A House," then check out their show at Coco 66 on Saturday night.
The frontwoman of New York pop-punk band Looker steps out on her own tonight at Cameo Gallery. Download her synth-tastic track "Birds."
These Brooklyn-based art rockers are fusing '60s girl group style with punk drive. Download their new single "Spread So Thin," then see them tonight at Mercury Lounge.
These eccentric beat-makers create otherworldly electro-pop. Download their new single "Oh! Centre," then catch them tonight at the Eisner & Lubin Auditorium at NYU.
These experimental indie rockers will be playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Download their folky track "River."
This Danish band is known for their lush take on pop. Download their grand track "Modern Drift," then see them tonight at Le Poisson Rouge.
This local group plays acid house with a hip-hop and R&B edge. Download their cool and slinky track "d.f.a.d." and see them tonight at Mercury Lounge.
This Canadian emcee appeared at the closing ceremony for the Olympic Games. Tonight he's kicking of a U.S. tour at Le Poisson Rouge. Download his song "4, 3, 2, 1."
This Latin jazz ensemble led by Argentine composer and bassist Pedro Giraudo will be playing a two-night stint at the Jazz Standard beginning tonight. Download the spirited track "El Bajonazo."
Revolutionary bard Gil Scott-Heron is back with a new album, his first in 16 years. Download the haunting track "Where Did the Night Go," then see him tonight at the Blue Note.
These Brooklyn indie rockers will be playing a free show at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Download the rich track "Passwords" from their forthcoming album.
This singer-songwriter and cellist is currently in the throes of an ambitious songwriting project. Download the powerful "Danny Sorrow" from her debut album, then check her out tonight at Mercury Lounge.