The Five Best NYC Subway Musicians You Have to Find

Have you ever heard tunes creeping through the subway corridors, inspiring fans to give money and more importantly, wait for the next train? That’s New York City’s thriving underground music scene. These musicians take advantage of the millions of commuters who use the subway every day!

However, that doesn’t mean all subway musicians are of equal impact. These musicians take the idea of mobile musical entertainment to an extent that leaves you imagining whether their music would work in any other format.

We’ve put together a list of the five best New York City subway acts you can catch most days of the week. Also, check out the videos – have you seen some of these musical acts before? Let us know in the comments.

Funky Chops

Funky Chops is one of the best acts to catch in NYC’s cavernous underbelly. They take all the funk classics (the video is their version of “Funky Town”) often to massive congregating audiences.

The Meetles

The Meetles are a Beatles cover band doing mashups of Beatles songs. If you’ve had a chance to catch their sets they really do get the crowd moving!

Too Many Zooz

Too Many Zooz’ is a horn-forward band complete with percussion. They perform all types of covers, funk and otherwise, all with a focus on funkifying anything and everything in close proximity.

Street Mule

Can you imagine didgeridoo, percussion, and cajon performed at once? Street Mule performs weekly around the city with an endearing mix of Caribbean and African music any fan of world music can’t help but appreciate.


Wrestling masks and electronic music have never gone so good together. These guys from Mexico create insanely catchy electronic music in underground and open-air venues drawing large dancing crowds.

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