Lalah Hathaway

Lalah Hathaway’s voice is so smooth she makes break-up songs catchy and cheerful. A legitimate soul singer, the Chicagoan is a mixture of jazz, blues and R&B.
 
Lalah Hathaway plays Highline Ballroom on Friday, October 21.


Oy

Oy’s music is constructed like a desk from IKEA—you take a little bit of this, add some that, insert various trinkets, and poof! you have something that took a while to figure out but functions just as it is supposed to. Relying heavily on an electronic sound, Oy combines various elements of jazz, pop and spoken word to weave together a sound unlike any other.
 
Oy plays Local 269 on Tuesday, October 18.


Avant

Having quite a bit of success in the earlier part of the decade, Avant is still a ladies’ man. With a compilation of baby-making songs under his belt, Avant is the perfect artist for fellas to take their ladies to if they are in the dog house.
 
Avant plays B.B. King’s on Wednesday, October 19.


Emily Greene

Sounding like a student of Norah Jones and Ingrid Michaelson, Emily Greene combines pop and soul.
 
Emily Greene plays Spike Hill on Wednesday, October 19 as part of the Rethink Pop showcase and Rockwood Music Hall on Thursday, October 20.


Esnavi

Esnavi’s name is an acronym for “Eclectic, Soulful, Natural, Authentic, Vivacious, and Intriguing.” Hailing from Milwaukee, she has a mature pop/R&B voice and is no newcomer to the underground New York music scene and easily alternates between organic soul music and modern R&B.
 
Esnavi plays Kenny’s Castaways on Friday, October 21.