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 California quartet backs stirring spoken word with gritty rock. Download their rugged track "Manly," then see them play tonight at the Stone.
This genre-defiant duo will be playing Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download their intense track "Vanity Stays My Hand."
These Iraqi metalheads were the subject of the 2007 film "Heavy Metal in Baghdad." Download their fiery track "Garden of Stones."
This husband and wife hip-hop duo just released a new album. Download their trippy track "Heaven or Hell," then check out their performance and record release party tonight at S.O.B.'s.
This much-buzzed-about hip-hop duo will be opening for Mike Posner tonight at the Blender Theater at Gramercy. Download their catchy, charming track "2 Step."
This Norwegian trio is hard to classifly, and that's what makes their music so captivating. Download their breathtaking track "Ursa Major," then see them perform tonight at Le Poisson Rouge.
This local group plays indie rock-tinged African jams. Download their eclectic track "Passed Ascension Parish," then see them play at the Knitting Factory tonight.
These electro-psychadelic indie rockers will be playing Glasslands Gallery Friday. Download their lush track "Lovesick Teenagers."
The soulful crooner and his backing band will take the stage Friday at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Download the passionate track "Ladies."
The operatic, lo-fi chanteuse has prompted a lot of buzz in the blogosphere over the past year. Download her offbeat track "Clay Bodies" and check her out Saturday night at Cake Shop.
This trio from the Great White North will be taking the stage at Zebulon tonight. Download their ghostly track "Strong Hips."
This Toronto punk band just released a compilation of previously uncollected singles. Download their rowdy track "Neat Parts," then see them play tonight at Maxwell's.
This beachy electro-pop trio will be playing Glasslands Gallery tonight. Download their sunny track "Lifted."
These Spanish mad scientists play classic flamenco and flamenco with a rock-rhumba-jazz-reggae twist. They perform tonight at the Highline Ballroom. Download their lively track "El Atonte del Vino."
Former Concretes bandmate Victoria Bergsman traveled to Pakistan to work on her second album as solo project Taken By Trees. Download her atmospheric track "Anna" and then see her tonight at the Knitting Factory.
This singular pianist and once sideman to John Coltrane will be taking the stage at Blue Note tonight. Download his complex solo track "African Village."
This New Orleans-style second line brass band will be taking over S.O.B.'s for Mardi Gras. Download their animated track "Soul Saturday."
This group is bring their transcontinental dance music to Barbes for Fat Tuesday. Download their dizzying track "Feira de Mangaio."
Philly rapper Freeway and producer Jake-One have a new record out today. Download the first single from the album and check them out tonight at the Highline Ballroom.
This neofolk veteran has a new record out and is playing tonight at Mercury Lounge. Download her haunting track "July Flame" for free.