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.
Dream pop band On An On plays Knitting Factory Thursday night. Download “Ghosts.”
Indie rock duo Water Liars plays Shea Stadium in Brooklyn Wednesday night. Download “Fake Heat.”
Guitarist William Tyler plays Mercury Lounge Tuesday night. Download “Cadillac Desert.”
Singer and songwriter Kim Richey plays Joe's Pub Monday night. Download “Something More.”
Contemporary piano-clarinet duo TransAtlantic Ensemble plays Le Poisson Rouge Friday night. Download “Chiquita Blues.”
The virtuosic guitarist - whose latest album is The Chronicles of Marnia - plays at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday night. Download the track "Year of the Glad."
Producer Joe Boyd presents a tribute to Nick Drake at Joe's Pub Wednesday night. Download Vashti Bunyan's take on Drake's "Which Will."
Jeffrey Foucault & Cold Satellite bring their literary country-rock to The Bell House Tuesday night. Download "Sleepers Wake."
California-based psych rock band Allah-Las plays Webster Hall Monday night. Download the track "Catamaran."
Trumpet player Wadada Leo Smith and pianist Angelica Sanchez play Greenwich House Saturday night. Download “Don Cherry's Electric Sonic Garden.”
Soul duo Lady plays Joe's Pub Thursday night. Download the song "Get Ready."
Musician and film score composer Clint Mansell makes his New York City debut on Wednesday at Church of St. Paul the Apostle. Download "In Full Bloom."
The Danish electric guitarist Torben Waldorff plays Bar Next Door Tuesday night. Download "Circle and Up."
Nashville singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose performs at Mercury Lounge on Monday night. Download "Waitin'"
New York indie dance group Superhuman Happiness plays Le Poisson Rouge Friday night. Download "Sentimental Pieces."
Slavic Soul Party pays tribute to Duke Ellington at Joe's Pub Thursday night. Download “Sing Sing Cocek."
Singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy performs at Cornelia Street Cafe on Tuesday night. Download "Who Said."
The vocalist and composer Philip Hamilton plays Roulette on Monday night. Download “Bulgaria Suite.”
Rock and roll band Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside plays Bowery Ballroom Friday night. Download the song “Party Kids.”
Tonight’s Gig Alert is a concert you can stream in your own home. Last week team Soundcheck was hard at work in Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Festival. Among the goodies we brought back is an entire concert from the Mercury prize-winning British band Alt-J.
To hear the band’s full set from South By Southwest, listen above. And, watch some video from the concert, below.