The genre-bending jazz explorers the Chicago Underground Duo play Brooklyn's Issue Project Room tonight. Download their James Bond flick-worthy "Spy on the Floor" here.
Cali deep-funk revivalists play Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Download the band's greasy, Afrobeat-flavored "Cali Fever" here.
Kato Hideki is one of Japan's biggest names in the new music and noise music worlds. Download his solo-bass piece, "Turbulent Zone," here.
Multi-tasking jazz guitarist extraordinaire Charlie Hunter begins his Cameo residency tonight. Download his swinging, NOLA-style "Antoine" here.
It's a holiday twice over for New Yorkers and others with ties to the Caribbean. Labor Day also is the day for the annual West Indian American Day Parade. The Brooklyn event is one of the largest in the city.
Sabrina Lastman mixes jazz with an Afro-Uruguayan rhythm called candombe. Download her contemplative ballad "Color de Arena"
It's often said that the Trinidadian steel pan is the only acoustic instrument invented in the twentieth century. This Saturday, it gets the spotlight at the steel drum "Panorama" competition.
Tonight at Iridium, Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra plays Bjork covers with an 18-piece jazz orchestra. Download his freewheeling arrangement of the Icelandic singer's "Army of Me."
Few know that the mandolin has a place on the Classical Indian stage. Snehasish Mozumder is one of his country’s mandolin masters. Download his track "Shyam on Eleven" here.
The West Indian Day Carnival is a five-day festival that includes some of the Caribbean's best music and New York City's largest parade. Find out more with WNYC's guide.
DJ Rehka, New York's bhangra queen, performs at SOBs tonight. Download "Bhanghall," from her Basement Bhangra album.
Tonight, World Music newcomers Rupa and the April Fishes play at Joe's Pub. Download "Espero La Luna," a gypsy-flavored ska romp from their upcoming album Este Mundo.
Gonzalo Grau y la Clave Secreta bring its jazzed-up Afro-Latin dance tunes to Joe's Pub tonight. Download the high-octane timba jam "Calle Luna, Calle Sol."
It looks like the city's art vendors aren't going anywhere, for now. On Monday, a justice from the New York State Supreme Court upheld a ruling that temporarily stops the city from limiting the number of artists selling their work in several city parks.
The former Fugees collaborator plays City Winery tonight. Download his new track "Focus Up."
The "rock-jazz" pianist plays Highline tonight. Download his muscular solo-piano rendition of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
The American Folk Art Museam is struggling to pay a $32 million dollar bond. They're not the only museum flailing in the downturn. Find out what's going on with NYC museum finances.
A casino resort owned by the Eastern Connecticut Mashantucket Pequot tribe bought a stake in one of Broadway's biggest theaters this week.
The Body Music Festival showcases the capabilities of the human instrument. Take Keith Terry's crash course in body music.
There are dozens of music festivals every summer in New York City, but not too many of them could double as a carpentry convention.
This Saturday, musicians from around the world will convene at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Astoria for the annual New York City Musical Saw Festival with the unusual combination of carpenter’s saws and violin bows in tow.