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 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 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 orchestral pop collective masterminded by songwriter Jannis Joya Makrigiannis will be playing Pianos tonight. Download their mellifluous track "Action/Reaction."
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 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 sassy songstress and her band will be taking the stage at Mercury Lounge tonight. Download their charming and upbeat track "Colors."
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."
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.
The Midwestern emcee fuses alt-rap with the energy of punk. Download his dynamic track "Goodbye," then see him tonight at Bowery Ballroom.
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."
These Berkeley-bred indie rockers are celebrating the release of their sophomore album tonight at Cameo Gallery. Download their slouchy track "Promises."
Download "Jim's Polish" by these forebearers of modern metal, then check them out at Le Poisson Rouge tonight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The frontwoman of New York pop-punk band Looker steps out on her own tonight at Cameo Gallery. Download her synth-tastic track "Birds."
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.