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.
Zydeco youngblood Cedric Watson brings his Bijou Creole to Joe's Pub tonight. Download his "Le sud de la louisiane" here.
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.
Somehow, illegally traded art often finds its way to the Big Apple. But this week, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York began to move some smuggled art works out of New York City.
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.
The East Village Community School is responding to budget cuts by releasing an album of multicultural children's songs performed by the school's students and parents. Read more and download a free track from the album here.
Boston's Debo Band delivers classic Ethiopian grooves at Joe's Pub tonight. Download their funky, trance-inducing "Lantchi Biye" 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.
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.
Aerosmith's guitarists sons play in TAB the Band, which performs at Terminal 5 tonight. Download the dancefloor-worthy remix of "Bought and Sold" here.
Veteran bluesman Charlie Musselwhite brings his signature harmonic growl to Joe's Pub tonight. Download "The Well," an up-tempo, feel-good blues song.
Trumpeter Peter Evans plays tonight at Le Poisson Rouge with his quintet. Download his space-age version of "Stardust" here.
Saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum, a perennial soul-band sideman, releases his solo album tonight. Download his Afro-Funk waltz, "Dark City,"
Sixties legend Charles Walker teams up with Nashville young bloods to bring you incendiary soul at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday. Download the infectiously funky "Do The Right Thing."
Julianna Barwick, the one-woman-choir, plays Littlefield tonight. Download her triumphant, shimmering "Cloudbank."
In the early '90s in Germany, Oval was one of the bands which pioneered a style of electronic music known as Glitch. Tonight, Oval rises from his Glitch-roots to perform at the Issue Project Room. Download "Ah," in which digital blips are reconfigured to sound like snowflakes.
Cali deep-funk revivalists play Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Download the band's greasy, Afrobeat-flavored "Cali Fever" here.