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New York City Live Music Calendar for November and December 2014

Updates continuing pretty much daily throughout the month: you might want to bookmark this page and check back to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. If you see a show listed without the start time, that’s because either the artist, their publicist or the venue in question sent incomplete info: those acts are usually listed last on a particular date.  Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

The NYC Documentary Film Festival is coming this monthand there are some enticing music-related ones. 11/19, 7:15 PM at the IFC Center, Andrew & Wendy, about a woman who brings her husband back from what looks like death by playing Bach for him; 11/20, 7:15 PM Bela Fleck’s How to Write a Banjo Concerto at the IFC Center; plus Nickolas Rossi’s Elliott Smith biopic;  John Pirozzi’s Cambodian psychedelic rock doc; plus films on Washington DC punk, Bronx hip-hop and two Frederick Wiseman classics. The full schedule is here.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Thursday evenings at 7 starting Oct 9  and Sundays at 4 starting Oct 12, a series of surprise, impromptu shows: Purcell to Bartok, Bach to Stravinsky, sugg don $30 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

Mondays at the Jazz Standard it’s all Mingus, whether with the Mingus Orchestra, Big Band or Mingus Dynasty: as jazz goes, it’s arguably the most exhilarating show of the week, every week. The first-rate players always rise to the level of the material. Sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 and worth it.

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 8:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

Mondays in December at Barbes Erica Ramos’ sultry oldschool latin soul groove band Spanglish Fly take over the 9 PM slot held for so many years by the nowtemporarily disbanded Chicha Libre. Hard act to follow, but this party should be just as much fun.

Mondays at the Vanguard the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – composer Jim McNeely’sreliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

Mondays in November, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood. Now you can go see him since the Living Room, that hellhole where he used to rehearse on Monday nights, is closed forever!

Also Mondays in November Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11:30 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party til past three in the morning. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota on trombone, with frequent special guests.

Tuesdays in November clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  at 9 PM at Barbes. Get there as soon as you can as they’re very popular. $10 cover.

Tuesdays at around 10 Julia Haltigan and her band play 11th St. Bar. A torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is.

Tuesdays in November, 11 PM brilliantly lyrical, dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Spike Hill.

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

Every Wednesday, 8:30 PM Jazz with Attitude featuring Wayne Holmes on keys, Jeff Sheloff on sax, Shinya Miyomoto on drums, Dave Jones on bass and Stephanay JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

Wednesdays in November, 8:30 PM guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg (of Dr. Lonnie Smith’s band) leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, $12.

Wednesdays at 9 PM Feral Foster’s Roots & Ruckus takes over the Jalopy, a reliably excellent weekly mix of oldtimey acts: blues, bluegrass, country and swing.

Thursdays and Fridays in November Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in Balkan music.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

Fridays in November at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in November at 4 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays in November 6 PM, arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, pianist Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump at Barbes

Saturdays eclectic compelling Brazilian jazz chanteuse Marianni and her excellent band at Zinc Bar, three sets starting at 10 PM.

Sundays there’s a klezmer brunch at City Winery, show starts around 11:30 AM – 2 PM, $10 cover, no minimum, lots of good bands.

Sundays at 4 PM fun, hellraising booze-fueled acoustic Americana band Jumbo Brown at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave. (next to Nitehawk Cinema), Williamsburg.

Sundays at 5 PM through Dec 5 at Barbes irrepressible viola virtuoso/composer Ljova Zhurbin joins with a revolving door of collaborators including his brilliant singer/wife, Inna Barmash, Romany chanteuse Sanda Weigl, Ukrainian-American bandurist Julian Kytasty, tango maestros JP Jofre (bandoneon) and Pablo Aslan (bass), violin stars Charlie Burnham, Johnny Gandelsman and Miki-Sophia Cloud, clarinetists Sam Sadigursky & Kinan Azmeh, plus the members of Ljova and the Kontraband (Patrick Farrell, Jordan Morton and Mathias Künzli) and of the Yiddish Love Songs & Lullabies band (Shoko Nagai & Dmitry Ishenko). Every week, something different and potentially wild.

Sundays at 5 PM Durban-born Thuli Dumakude’s African/American music revue features choral group Thokoza – six South African and African women singing classics and obscure material from Southern church gospel to traditional South African Township songs – at the Jackie Onassis Theatre, 120 West 46thStreet between Broadway and 6th Ave., $30/$20 stud/srs

Every Sunday the Ear-Regulars, led by trumpeter Jon Kellso and (frequently) guitarist Matt Munisteri play NYC’s only weekly hot jazz session starting around 8 PM at the Ear Inn on Spring St. Hard to believe, in the city that springboarded the careers of thousands of jazz legends, but true. This is by far the best value in town for marquee-caliber jazz: for the price of a drink and a tip for the band, you can see world-famous players (and brilliant obscure ones) you’d usually have to drop $100 for at some big-ticket room. The material is mostly old-time stuff from the 30s and 40s, but the players (especially Kellso and Munisteri, who have a chemistry that goes back several years) push it into some deliciously unexpected places.

Sundays in November, 8:30 PM purist guitarist Peter Mazza – who gets the thumbs up from bop-era legend Gene Bertoncini – leads a series of trios at the Bar Next Door.

Sundays in November at 9 Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places. He’s also very popular: get there early.

11/1, 7:30/9:30 PM Australian powerhouse Jacam Manricks on alto saxophone with Gianluca Renzi on bass and Ross Pederson on drums  at the Bar Next Door .

11/1, 8 PM the haunting, charismatic, blues-infused king of noir New York rock songwriting, LJ Murphy and his band the Accomplices at Sidewalk.

11/1, 8 PM paradigm-shifting Navid Kandelousi on kamanchah and tar with an all-star Middle Eastern improvisational jazz crew; Patrick McGuire: cello ; Jeremy Smith: percussion ; Ava Nazar: piano at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs.

11/1, 8 PM Xalam – playing the music of the great Robert Johnson through the lens of traditional African music with Brandon Terzic on oud and ngoni, Pyeng Threadgill on vocals, Matt Kilmer on percussion, Tim Keiper on calabash, Matt Darriau on saxophone and kaval, Rufus Cappadocia on cello followed at 10 by horn-fueled, anthemic ranchera Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes

11/1, 8 PM darkly compelling, Tom Waits-ish Irish chanteuse/songwriter Lisa O’Neill at the Irish Arts Center, 553 W 51st St.

11/1, 8 PM Indian violinist Arun Ramamurthy and band play the release show for their fun, dynamic cross-pollinating new Jazz Carnatica album at Greenwich House Music School $15

11/1, 8 PM pianist Eunbi Kim and her jazz trio performs her theatrical program Murakami Music comprising piano works with theatrical readings that explore the lives behind the pianists in Harumi Murakami’s books including Sputnik Sweetheart, Kafka on the Shore, and Norwegian Wood, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave., $25 .

11/1, 9 PM ten-piece Brooklyn country/gypsy/acoustic rock institution M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10.

11/1, 9 PM the Dean Ween Group at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/1, 9 PM jangly Merseybeat revivalists the Above followed by garage rock guitar maven (and ex-Friggs bandleader) Palmyra Delran and her band and then purist Stockholm garage-punks Stupidity at 11 at the Delancey,

11/1, 9 PM sassy female-fronted C&W parodists Trailer Radio at Bar Chord

11/1, 9:30 PM innovative, intricate, captivating cello-and-marimba chamber pop duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi.

11/1 Mesiko - who’ve made the shift from paisley underground to more straight-up Lou Reed-influenced, growling NYC rock – at Baby’s All Right

11/2, 11 AM (eleven in the morning) choral ensemble Cantus sings works by Petronius, Josquin, Dvorak, Janacek and others at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, $22

11/2, 3 PM organist David Enlow plays the world premiere of his arrangement of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 (movements I, II and VI) plus arrangements of Debussy, Richard Strauss and Verdi and the legendary Cesar Franck Grand Pièce Symphonique at the Church of St Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave at 84th St., $20.

11/2, 7 PM pianist/flutist Diana Wayburn‘s hypnotically intense, spectacularly eclectic African/Middle Eastern/indie classical/improvisational Dances of the World Chamber Ensemble at the Parkside.

11/2, 7 PM prepare for some explosions: David Hobbs on alto sax and Weasel Walter on drums doing duos and solos at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. (Smith/Boerum Pl.), Cobble Hill, $10

11/3, 10 PM hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Cake Shop, $10.

11/4, 7 PM intense clarinet and violin-fueled klezmer group Litvakus followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/4, 7:30 PM dance like back in the old country with a live klezmer band led by intense German clarinet sensation Franzi Seehausen at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/4, 8/10 PM luminous, gorgeous state-of-the-art pastoral jazz with Bryan & the Aardvarks at the Jazz Gallery, this time with Glenn Zaleski on piano in place of Fabian Almazan, and Camila Meza on vocals!

11/4, 8 PM legendary bagpipe-and-strings Scottish traditional group Battlefield Band at Drom, $20 adv tix a must.

11/4, 8 PM Canta Libre play works by Villa-Lobos,  Sarasate, Ginastera and Piazzolla arranged for flute, harp and strings at  Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St. (between Columbus Ave & Broadway), $15.

11/4, 9:30 PM fun, anthemic Spector-esque retro girl-group band Pep at at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

11/4-6, 10:30 PM extremely popular, creepy indie band Deerhoof – sort of this era’s version of the Eels – at Baby’s All Right. Intense, charismatic singer/keyboadist Xenia Rubinos opens the 11/4 show at 9:30, $18

11/5, 7:30 indie classical ensemble Loadbang plays the album release show for their new one Monodramas plus performances by the Righteous Girls, Eve Beglarian, Paul Pinto and others at Greenwich House Music School, free CD with concert admission, $15/$10 stud/srs.

11/5, 8 PM pianist Juan Pablo Horcasitas plays music of Juan Pablo Contreras, Samuel Zyman,  Manuel M. Ponce, Luis Jordá, Astor Piazzolla and Heitor Villa-Lobos at Baruch College Auditorium, 55 Lexington Ave (24/25), $20.

11/6 7 PM Kurt Nikkanen, violin and Maria Asteriadou, piano play works by Schubert, Mitropoulos, Theofanidis and Strauss at Merkin Concert Hall, free

11/6, 7 PM the UNSRC Symphony Orchestra plays Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in D, and Dvorak’s New World Symphony at Symphony Space, $22/$18 stud/srs.

11/6, 7:30 PM iconic jazz bassist Rufus Reid leads his big band in a performance of his exciting, blues-infused new suite Quiet Pride, inspired by sculptor Elizabeth Catlett’s work, at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

11/6, 7:30 PM a rare trio show by progressive jazz icon Steve Coleman with Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) and Anthony Tidd (bass) at the Jewish Museum, $18/$15 stud/srs.

11/6, 8:30/10:30 PM smart, tuneful postbop saxophonist/composer Patrick Cornelius with Russell Hall on bass and Gerry Gibbs on drums at the Bar Next Door

11/6, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez followed at 10 by psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes.

11/6, 8 PM Serena Jost, arguably this era’s most captivating chamber pop singer – and a hell of a songwriter and cellist besides – at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink minimum

11/6, 9 PM keyboardist/bassist Wendy Griffiths’ intricate, tuneful, intensely literate, kinetically fun art-rock band Changing Modes at Matchless.

11/6, 9 PM orginal, surfy, noirish original female-fronted rockabilly trio Catspaw at Desmond’s

11/6, 9:30ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on 11/20.

11/7, 5:30 PM CTMD impresario Pete Rushefsky – who’s also nimble on the tsimbl, the Ukrainian dulcimer – at the American Folk Art Museum

11/7, 7 PM hard-charging, creepy Nashville gothic narratives with MacMcCarty & the Kidd Twist Band at Sidewalk

11/7, 7 PM pianist Margaret Mills plays works by American composers at Third Street Music School Settlement, free, pre-concert lecture at 6:15

11/7, 8 PM the NYU Symphony play Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte; Ibert: Flute Concerto with Zachary Hicks, flute; Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite; Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite at the Church of St. Joseph, 6th Ave. just south of Waverly Place, free.

11/7, 8:30 PM brilliantly lyrical, politically fearless, guitarishly excellent Americana songwriter James McMurtry at the Mercury, $17 adv tix rec.

11/7, 9 PM subversive chanteuse and woman of a million voices Tammy Faye Starlite channels Nico at BAM Cafe, free. She’s so spot-on and cruelly funny, it’s scary.

11/7, 10 PM the Steep Canyon Rangers - famous for backing Steve Martin, though their own bluegrass/newgrass is killer as well – at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/7, 10ish Peter Hook & the Light at Irving Plaza, $35 – if legendary bassists playing covers from their old band (Joy Division) is your thing.

11/7, 10 PM pensive Americana songwriter Donna Susan at Desmond’s, free. Raised on punk, inspired by country, more honest and haunting than any of the newbies recently relocated to Bushwick.

11/8, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet- Anders Nilsson – guitar; David Ambrosio – bass; Satoshi Takeishi – drums and Tim Keiper – percussion followed at 6 by pianist Greta Gertler’s Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump, the similarly lush retro Franco-American chamber pop band les Chauds Lapins at 8 and horn-driven Colombian party band Chia’s Dance Party at 10 at Barbes.

11/8, 6 PM pianist/chanteuse Mary Lorson & the Soubrettes play edgy, witty oldtime-flavored songs from their excellent album Burn Baby Burn at the small room at the Rockwood.followed eventually at 10 by the Nat Osborn Band – whose wry piano-based New Orleans sounds come across somewhere in between Dr. John and Brother Joscephus

11/8, 9 PM LES punk/surf/soul legends Simon and the Bar Sinisters at Beast of Bourbon.

11/8, 10 PM riveting retro bluegrass singer/bandleader Jen Larson plays the album release show for her new one at the Jalopy with an all-star cast, $10. She’s got one of those high lonesome voices that’ll give you goosebumps; her brief show at City Winery at the end of the summer was off the hook.

11/8. 10:30 PM rustically intense oldtime blues band Fife & Drom at the big room at the Rockwood

11/9, 3 PM Patricia Cay, mezzo-soprano and Max Lifchitz, piano perform songs by Ernesto Cordero, Max Lifchitz, Xavier Montsalvatge, Manuel M. Ponce & Heitor Villa-Lobos at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free.

11/9, 5 PM pianists Steven Gosling, Evelyne Luest, cellist Sophie Shaq and others play works by Milhaud, Kernis, Chopin and Brahms at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

11/9, 6 PM accordion monster Ismael Butera’s Velvet Jubilee play “bluesy ballads and cajuny/zydeco/African-esque accordion inspired music from the jaunts & haunts of neo-tropical humidity” at Silvana in Harlem

11/9, 7 PM 90s indie chick nostalgia: lyrical dark folk songwriter Tara Jane O’Neil, the Rogers Sisters (who were good for awhile), dark guitar legend Thalia Zedek and band and gritty indie trio Versus at Rough Trade, $20.

11/9, 7 PM plaintive pastoral jazz with saxophonist Jeremy Udden’s Plainville – Will Graefe – guitar, Pete Rende – accordion, Eivind Opsvik – bass, RJ MIller – drums followed at 8:30 by similarly tuneful guitairst Mike Baggetta and his Quartet – Jason Rigby – saxophones, Cameron Brown – bass, George Schuller – drums playing the album release show for their new one Thieves and Secrets at Shapeshifter Lab, $10.

11/9, 7 PM intense, piano-based, Aimee Mann-style literate chamber pop with Elizabeth & the Catapult at the big room at the Rockwood

11/9, 11ish Mesiko - who’ve made the shift from paisley underground to more straight-up Lou Reed-influenced, growling NYC rock – play the album release show for their long-awaited new one at Bowery Electric, $8

11/9 aptly titled 70s outlaw country-tinged highway rockers Waylon Speed at Trash

11/10, 7 PM the Janacek Quartet play a program TBA at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St, free.

11/10, 8 PM edgy, socially conscious hip-hop with Rabbi Darkside at Spike Hill

11/10, 8 PM the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig with Nikolaj Znaider, violin play Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 and Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 (“Reformation”) at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

11/10, 8:30 the Nels Cline Singers play 2 sets of noisy, unpredictable postrock-flavored guitar jazz at Rough Trade, $16 adv tix rec.

11/11, 7 PM Ballkan trumpeter Ben Holmes and accordionist Patrick Farrell followed by ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at 9 at Barbes

11/11, 7 PM lute virtuoso Hopkinson Smith plays an all-Bach program at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium. 417 E 61 St (between First and York Avenues), $35/$25 stud/srs

11/11, 7:30 PM klezmer dance madness with Binyomin Ginzberg (of the Breslov Bar Band), Boris Corchesko, amazingly eclectic guitarist Avi Fox-Rosen & Ari Folman-Cohen at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/11, 8 PM intense, soaring folk noir songwriter Jessie Kilguss plays the album release show for her new one at Bowery Electric on a killer triplebill: NYC’s preeminent literate janglerock/chamber pop bandleader Ward White and the similarly dark, anthemic Matt Keating follow on the bill.

11/11, 8 PM haunting Bulgarian vocal ensemble Yasna Voices on an amazing bill with the similar Young Bulgarian Voices NY, 101 Kaba Gaidi NY, percussionist Mathias Kunzli, and Bulgarian Voices Trio at TheaterLab, 357 W. 36th St., $15, reception to follow

11/11, 9 PM intriguing jazz quartet Old Time Musketry, who blend oldtimey swing, modern bucolic styles and darker, more challenging improvisational sounds at Bar Chord

11/11, 9  PM eclectic British Americana chanteuse Caridad Harmon – who’s equally at home with pensive southern folk as with elegant jazz – at the big room at the Rockwood, free.

11/12, 8 PM new variations on oldtimey Americana sounds: resonator guitarist Zeke Healey with violist Karen Waltuch at 7, at Barbes

11/12, 8 PM flutist/impresario Amelia Lukas’ first Ear Heart Music program of the season kicks off with a bang, Contemporaneous playing John Adams’ joyous Son of Chamber Symphony; Julia Wolfe’s sinister Vermeer Room; a vigorous piece from Yotam Haber and a playful one from Thomas Ades at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs.

11/12, 11 PM intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson at the Way Station. 11/21 she’s at Greenpoint Gallery at 10.

11/13, 7 PM edgy acoustic Americana/talking blues/murder ballad singer Kelley Swindall followed at 8 by fiery Canadian gothic rocker Lorraine Leckie playing the album release show for her smoldering new oldschool LES rock record at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

11/13. 7:30 PM oboeist Jacqueline Leclair, bassoonist Brad Balliett and and clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt play music by Balliett, Neil Saunders, Oliver Knudson, Elizabeth Hoffman, Charles Wuorinen, and Judith Bingham at Roosevelt 312 Performance Space,
Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music 2900 Bedford Ave, Midwood, free, Q train to Ave. H or 2/5 to Flatbush Ave. and walk around the campus

11/13, 7:30 PM passionate New Orleans trombonist/gospel shouter Glenn David Andrews, Crooked Still’s purist bluegrass/Americana bandleader and brilliant singer Aoife O’Donovan, Elle King (the Americana version of Cat Power), and charmingly harmony-driven, tuneful acoustic Americana guy/girl duo the Spring Standards at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

11/13, 7:30ish searing, edgily funny female-fronted Americana/punk rockers Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric, $10.

11/13, 8 PM dark urbane Romany song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and band followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

11/13 the world’s best noir instrumental outfit, guitarist Steve Ulrich’s menacing trio Big Lazy play the album release show for their creepy new masterpiece Don’t Cross Myrtle at the McKittrick Hotel.

11/13, 8 PM C4, the Choral Composer/Conductor Colleective performs composer Lisa Bielawa’s war-themed Lamentations for a City plus new works by Christopher Marshall, Bettina Sheppard, Andrea Clearfield, Timothy Brown, Bill Heigen, and Lisa Whitson Burns at Galapagos; the program repeats on 11/15 at 8 at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St.; $20 adv tix rec.

11/13, 8 PM the Klopotic-Pierce-Zoernig Trio – violinist Julianne Klopotic, cellist Lawrence Zoernig and pianist Joshua Pierce  – play Beethoven’s Fourteen Variations on an Original Theme in Eb Major, Op. 44 and Schubert’s Piano Trio in Bb Major, Op. 99 at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St. $20

11/13-14, 10 PM the Rural Alberta Advantage – sort of the Canadian Rockies’ version of the Jayhawks – at Bowery Ballroom, $18 adv tix rec

11/14 explosive Balkan brass jamband Raya Brass Band – with Greg Squared on clarinet and alto sax followed by intense Balkan singer Sarah Small’s eclectic, Middle Eastern-flavored trio Hydra with violinist Rima Fand and mandolinist Yula Beeri and then a double feature of filmmaker Josephine Decker‘s creepy  Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely at MINY Media Center, 30 John St., downtown Brooklyn, F to York St. Hydra will also perform after the screening here on 11/16.

11/14, 7 PM dazzlingly eclectic virtuoso string ensemble Trio Tritticali play originals, Latin, Middle Eastern, jazz, and clever pop/rock arrangements, plus dancers, at Brooklyn Conservatory ,58 7th Ave. (corner of 7th Ave. and Lincoln Pl.) in Park Slope, R to Union St. and walk uphill, $10 sugg don.

11/14, 8 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Rock Shop, $10

11/14, 8 PM eclectic, hard-driving indie classica/jazz violinist David Wong & High Strung at the Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr (the BMCC auditorium on Chambers St.), $15.

11/14, 9ish obscenely hilarious, ferocious, surprisingly eclectic punk/powerpop band Custard Wally at Gussy’s, 20-14 29th St, Astoria

11/14, 9 PM rare noir jazz and cinematic themes from the 30s and 40s with Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra followed by the cosmopolitan, global Carte Blanche Jazz Band at the Jalopy, $10.

11/14-15, 9 PM well-loved, state-of-the-art female-fronted oldschool soul revivalists Lake Street Dive at Terminal 5, $25

11/14, 9:30ish wryly amusing urban country storyteller/bandleader Alex Battles & Whisky Rebellion at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

11/14, 11 PM sprawlingly creepy oldtimey/Americana guys O’Death – whose new album is characteristically excellent – at the Bell House, $15.

11/14, 11 PM dark retro Link Wray-influenced surf/soul rockers Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at at Rough Trade, $15

11/14, 11 PM artsy, wickedly catchy janglerock band Long Faces – part glistening retro 80s, with a little funk and 4AD rainy day feel  -at the small room at the Rockwood.

11/14, midnight sick Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts- who mix straight-up rock versions of her schlockiest 80s crap with acoustic covers of her country classics – at Lucille’s, $10.

11/15, 2 PM the  Downtown Chamber Trio: Jim Ferraiuolo, clarinet; Robert Kogan, cello; Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano play Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio in B-flat major, Opus 11 (1798) ; Nino Rota, Trio per clarinetto, violoncello e pianoforte (1973); Alexander Zemlinsky, Trio in D minor, Opus 3 (1896)  at the Tompkins Square Library, 331 E 10th off Ave. B., free

11/14 the Living Kills - who distinguish themselves from the legions of riff-rocking 4th-wave garage rock imitators with Jen Bassett’s creepy, swirly organ – play the album release show for their new one at the Knitting Factory.

11/15, 6 PM arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, pianist Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump followed at 8 PM by Tongues in Trees - vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, and guitarist Grey McMurray from itsnotyouitsme – and then hauntingly harmony-driven cumbia/bolero/retro Mexican harmony band Las Rubias del Norte at 10 at Barbes

11/15, 7:30 sharp, experimental shamisen improviser Yumiko Tanaka creates a live soundtrack to Teinosuke Kinugasa’s legendary, hallucinatory 1928 avant garde silent film Crossroads at the Japan Society, 333 E 47th St., $15/$12 stud/srs

11/15, 8 PM newgrass jams with the Yonder Mountain String Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $27.50 adv tix rec.

11/15, 8 PM classic flamenco with Felah Menguz and Espiritu Gitano at Roulette, $20.

11/15, 8 PM NY Polyphony sing Spanish choral works by Spanish liturgical music by Morales, Guerrero and Victoria at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th St), $35/$21 stud

11/15, 8 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers sing works by emerging composers Eleanor Bragg, Phillip Golub, Andrew Hsu, Tengku Irfan, Sidarth Jayadev, Molly Joyce, Michael Parsons, Gabriella Smith, Conrad Tao and Jonas Tarm at Merkin Concert Hall, $25/$20 stud/srs.

11/15, 9 PM a cool Americana triplebill at the Jalopy: hilarious, period-perfect, subtly filthy oldtimey banjoist/songwriter Al Duvall followed at 10 by oldtimey string band Sheesham & Lotus & Son and then the self-explanatory, fun Memphis Jug Band-inspired Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues at 11, $10

11/15, 9 PM maybe your last-ever chance to see perennially powerful, tuneful, lyrically relevant Irish rockers Black 47 at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec

11/15, 9:30ish punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

11/15, midnight hard-rocking Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart at the small room at the Rockwood

11/16, 11 AM (eleven in the morning) the Simón Bolivar String Quartet make their New York debut playing Ginastera: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 and Brahms: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1 at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, $22

11/16. 2 PM the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra plays Janacek: Taras Bulba; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2; Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $19 tix avail.

11/16, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Griffes – The White Peacock; Schumann – Cello Concerto; Sibelius – Symphony No. 1 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

11/16, 3 PM  violinist Tema Watstein, pianist Cherie Khor, and cellist Benjamin Larsen play works by Schubert, Brahms, Robert Sirota and Marjorie Merryman at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place, Park Slope, free.

11/16, 3 PM American Chamber Ensemble – clarinetist Naomi Drucker, pianist Marilyn Lehman, with soprano Karen Lehman DiMartino, violinist Eriko Sato and cellist Laurinel Owen with clarinetist Stanley Drucker – perform new music by Jonathan Russ at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St, $20 sugg don.

11/16, 4 PM piano/winds chamber ensemble An Die Musik play a family-friendly program including works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and a wryly narrative piece by bandleader Robert Mann at Merkin Concert Hall.

11/16, 7 PM saxophonist Matt Nelson plays a solo set for the release of his new album Lower Bottoms followed by the assaultive duo of Brandon Seabrook on guitar and Brandon Lopez on bass at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. (Smith/Boerum Pl.), Cobble Hill, $10.

11/16, 8 PM Steve Wynn‘s iconic 80s paisley underground band the Dream Syndicate playing classics from The Days of Wine & Roses, Medicine Show and the other records at Rough Trade, $20. The 11/15 show is sold out

11/16, 9 PM first-wave 50s rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson at Bowery Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec

11/16, 10 PM horn-fueled country jamband Yarn at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

11/17, 7 PM 7 PM intense Americana/chamber pop songwriter Mary Lee Kortes plays her Songs of Beulah Rowley project at the big room at the Rockwood. Kortes channels Rowley, a brilliant, obscure, multistylistic midwestern songwriter from the 30s and 40s who wrote swing, edgy pop, saloon jazz and country among other styles, $12

11/17, 7:30 PM the Enso String Quartet with Aaron Wunsch, piano play works by Shostakovich, Janacek and Beethoven at Advent/Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

11/17, 7:30 PM the NY Phil‘s Contact avant garde chamber music series kicks off this year’s schedule with new compositions from Daníel Bjarnason, Ingram Marshall, Missy Mazzoli, and Timo Andres; John Adams is emcee, at Subculture, $35.

11/17, 7:30 PM the first annual Mata Jr. Festival featuring world premieres for chamber ensemble by NYC-based pre-college composers, performed by the Kaufman Center’s teenage indie classical ensemble Face the Music at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $30/$20 stud/srs

11/17, 8 PM Maiden NY play Iron Maiden covers at Arlene’s, free. They’re also here on 11/24,

11/17, 9ish Steve Wynn guitar monster Jason Victor’s searing noiserock trio the Skull Practitioners at Cake Shop followed eventually by irresistible surf punks Guantanamo Baywatch.

11/17, 10 PM singer Corinne Winters and pianist Steven Blier perform Spanish art-songs from their new album at Henry’s Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th St., $10.

11/17 high energy Middle Eastern dance-rock/art-rock band Yemen Blues at Joe’s Pub

11/18, doors and drinks at 5:30, show at 6 PM, indie classical quartet Loadbang play new and recent works by Alex Mincek, Scott Wollschleger, Charles Wuorinen and Reiko Füting at the Miller Theatre, free.

11/18, 7 PM keyboardist Michael Hearst’s Songs for Fearful Flyers play the album release show for their new one: ” It’s estimated that one in five people have a fear of flying. Michael Hearst is one of those people. His new album tries to allay those fears with songs such as It’s Only A Sound, Alprazolam and Like Bumps In The Road. Narration courtesy of fellow fearful flyer Whoopi Goldberg. A stewardess will serve mini cocktails, leg room will be limited and our uncomfortable seats will be outfitted with vomit bags. Some music will be played,” followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/18, 7 PM violinist and Earthen Grave bandleader Rachel Barton Pine plays Bach’s Sonata in G Minor and selections from Paganini’s 24 Caprices, Op. 1, plus new works dedicated to her from Mohammed Fairouz and Earl Maneein at P.S. 321, 180 7th Ave.,Park Slope, R to Union St. and walk uphill, $15

11/18, 7:30 PM Psoy Korolenko play their wryly edgy “KlezBard Cabaret” folk-rock at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/18, 7:30 PM the Donald Sinta Quartet- Dan Graser, soprano saxophone; Zach Stern, alto  saxophone;  Joseph Girard, tenor saxophone; and Danny Hawthorne-Foss, baritone saxophone – play their arrangements of the Barber Adagio and Schubert’s Quartettsatz plus works by Pierne, Ligeti and others at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.

11/18, 7:30 PM the American Contemporary Music Ensemble play a program of Polish composers including Panufnik’s String Quartet No. 2, “Messages” and his Song to the Virgin Mary, plus Alesksander Lason’s String Quartet No. 4 and Deciso e affetuoso for solo cello at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/18, 8 PM smart, tuneful, lyrically thoughtful oldschool soul revivalist Dina Regine plays the album release show for her new one at Bowery Electric.

11/18, 8 PM an awesome oldtimey/Americana/honkytonk house concert: JP Harris and the Tough Choices, the Horse-Eyed Men and the Hawkins Brothers (Ernie Vega and Jackson Lynch) at the Chicken Hut 169 Spencer St. at Willoughby, $8, G to Bedford-Nostrand

11/18-23, 8:30/10:30 PM  Miguel Zenon and his quartet – drummer Henry Cole, pianist Luis Perdomo and bassist Hans Glawischnig – celebrate his new CD Identities are Changeable with a stand at the Vanguard, $25. What JD Allen is to the tenor sax lately, this guy is the alto. Different idioms, same intensity.

11/18, 9 PM haunting, brilliantly lyrical noir songwriter Karla Moheno - whose latest album might be the year’s best – at the big room at the Rockwood, free.

11/18, 10 PM well-loved noir garage guitar jamband Thee Oh Sees at Bowery Ballroom, $20. They’re also at Warsaw on 11/21.

11/18 Malian guitar monster Vieux Farka Toure – who’s even faster and a lot more adrenalizing than his legendary dad Ali – at Symphony Space.

11/19, 7 PM Susanna Mendlow, cello, Tomina Parvanova, harp and others play works for harp and string quartet by Sweelinck, Part, Korngold, Tournier and more at the Bulgarian Consulate General, 121 E 62nd St., free

11/19, 7 PM pianist Benjamin Hochman plays works by Matthew Aucoin, Bach, Dallapiccola, Frescobaldi, Ligeti, and Schumann at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue just south of 118th St. free.

11/19, 7 PM Dvorak chamber music performed by the Arts Ahimsa String Quartet at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St, free.

11/19, 8 PM  a new Rumi-inspired collaboration between intense, expressive Ottoman Turkish singer Ahmet Erdogdular and Armenian-American oud virtuoso/composer Ara Dinkjian with their bands and dancers, playing Turkish classical themes and improvisations at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$20 stud/srs.

11/19, 8 PM keyboard maven Matt Kanelos switches to guitar with his longtime conspirators Ilusha Tsinadze and violinist Dana Lyn for an acoustic show followed by gorgeous Dutch art-rock band Cloudmachine at Rolling Orange bike shop, 269 Baltic St in Cobble Hill, any train to Borough Hall or F to Bergen St., $10 sugg don

11/19, 8 PM glam/goth goddess Kristeen Young at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

11/19, 9ish a killer postrock/indie chamber music night with the Cellar & Point, Empyrean Atlas & the Knells at Glasslands

11/19, 9:30 PM cosmopolitan jazz/soul siren Nicole Zuraitis at Caffe Vivaldi

11/20, 7 PM haunting, intense, politically-fueled Tunisian-French art-rock bandleader/singer Emel Mathlouthi at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. just north of 34th St., $25.

11/20, 7:30 PM Ursula Oppens and Bruce Brubaker play Meredith Monk’s Piano Songs at the Poisson Rouge

11/20, 7 PM a raptly compelling duo show by eclectic Mexican torch singer Magos Herrera and terse flamenco guitarist Javier Limón at Joe’s Pub

11/20, 7/9 PM the Jack Quartet plays their new arrangement of Monteverdi’s Orfeo plus Matthias Pintscher’s Studies for Treatise on the Veil written in response to Cy Twombly’s painting (currently on display) at the Morgan Library, $30.

11/20, music at 7:30ish, “dinner mob” organized by Jeremiah Moss of Vanishing New York starts at 6ish, with a free  “power trio” performance by Metropolitan Klezmer to help save iconic theatre district eatery Cafe Edison , aka the Polish Tearoom, 228 W 47th St. Enjoy oldschool comfort food with like-minded New Yorkers who don’t want to see an independent restaurant founded by a Holocaust survivor replaced by a cellphone store or a Starbucks.

11/20, 7 PM indie classical group Now Ensemble play new works by Patrick Burke, Mark Dancigers, Missy Mazzoli (whose Songs from the Uproar they recorded, brilliantly), and Derek Bermel at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must.

11/20, 7:30 PM not a music event but very relevant: Erin Kissane, Sydette Harry and Melissa Gira Grant host a panel discussion on online abuse: “How does a minor scuffle so quickly become an avalanche of online harassment? Why are women, people of color, and the queer and trans community disproportionately targeted? What are steps we can take to build safe spaces on the internet? A killfile or block button is no longer a sufficient tool to prevent abuse and the common advice ‘don’t feed the troll’ ignores the contemporary climate of online abuse. We will discuss tactics to minimize online abuse and the potential for structural change,”.at Eyebeam, 34 35th St., Unit 26, Sunset Park, free but rsvp recommended, D/N/R to 36th St. and walk toward the water

11/20-21, 8/10 PM ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party play their high-voltage original arrangement of Duke Ellington’s iconic Far East Suite (which actually sounds a lot more Middle Eastern) at Barbes, $15 cover per set.

11/20, 9 PM the Brooklyn What – NYC’s most intense, funny, socially aware rockers followed by similarly lyrical 90s-style alt-country band Butchers Blind at the Cameo Gallery, $8

11/21, 7 PM Chiu-Chen Liu, viola and Vanessa Lee, piano play works by Schumann at Third Street Music School Settlement, free.

11/21, 7:30 PM arguably the year’s best indie classical triplebill: intense, pensive cellist/composer Julia Kent, Slow Six founder and similarly intense composer/violinist Christopher Tignor and cinematic composer Sarah Lipstate a.k.a. Noveller at Littlefield, $12

11/21, 8 PM classical pan-Arabic string repertoire with George Ziadeh on oud, Naseem Alatrash on cello, Layth Al-Rubaye on violin and Zafer Tawil on percussion at Alwan for the Arts in the financial district, $20/$15 stud/srs

11/21, 8 PM innovative flute/viola/cello trio Eight Strings and a Whistle perform  Thought’s Torsion by Peri Mauer, Scott Brickman’s French Suite, Albert Roussel’s Trio, Op. 40, a charming work by Paul Wranitzky, Mark Winges’ Dusk Music and Martin Rokeach’s Going Up? at the Tenri Institute, 43A West 13th St.

11/21, 8 PM Adam Neiman, piano plays Rachmaninoff Complete Études-Tableaux, Op. 33, 39 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

11/21, 8:30 PM luminous, exhilarating Golden Palominos frontwoman Lianne Smith followed by the similarly lyrical, brilliant Ember Schrag and band at Troost, 1011 Manhattan Ave.in Greenpoint, free

11/21, 8:30 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express – the thinking person’s Tom Petty – at the Bell House, $15.

11/21, 8:30 PM edgy, darkly intense pianist/composer Bobby Avey with his trio and special guest Rudresh Mahanthappa on alto sax, opening night at new venue the Beethoven Concert Space, 211 W 58th St., $15.

11/21, 9 PM wickedly cachy, darkly keyboard-driven Colombian psychedelic cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at BAM Cafe, free.

11/21, 9 PM intense, haunting, mega-psychedelic twin-trombone dub band Super Hi-Fi at Bar Chord

11/21, 9:30ish catchy oldtimey all-female string band the Calamity Janes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

11/21, 11ish diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys followed by hard-charging art-rock/jamband Wounded Buffalo Theory – who are sort of like Radiohead on steroids – at Freddys

11/21 state-of-the-art current-day Jamaican reggae stylings: Black-Am-I and I Wayne at Albany Manor, 585 Albany Ave (Midwood St/Rutland Rd) in Crown Heights, 2/5 to Winthrop St. and about an eight-block walk; 11/23 they’ll be at B.B King’s

11/22 and 11/23 sound sculptor Lesley Flanigan creates her signature eerily ethereal atmospherics with vocals and her own custom-designed speakers and analog electronics in the Tower Level 5 Gallery at the Guggenheim, 89th St/5th Ave, free with museum admission ($22 general admission, $18 students). There’s also a concert in the auditorium there at 8:30 on 11/22 for $25, adv tix very highly rec. h

11/22, 7 PM Alabama Americana songwriter Nell Robinson & the Rose of No-Man’s Land with special guest Ramblin’ Jack Elliott play songs about wars of the past 250 years (with an intense, theatrical audience-interactive component) at Joe’s Pub, $25.

11/22, 8 PM Slavic Soul Party trumpeter/composer Kenny Warren‘s oldtime yet brand-new Americana group Laila & Smitty with Jeremiah Lockwood and Ilusha Tsinadze on blues guitar, MYK Freedman on lap steel, and Adam Hopkins and Carlo Costa on upright bass and drums followed by wild, bone-chilling Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band at Littlefield, $10.

11/22, 8 PM the Roulette Sisters’ badass resonator guitarist Mamie Minch followed at 10 by accordionist Rob Curto’s rustic, sometimes haunting Brazilian forro band at Barbes.

11/22, 8 PM Benjamin Capps, cello; Vassily Primakov, piano play Chopin Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op. 65; Rachmaninoff Two Pieces for cello and piano, Op. 2, Prelude, Oriental Dance, Op 2, No 2; Chopin Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C Major for cello and piano, Op. 3; Rachmaninoff Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op. 19 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

11/22, 9 PM wickedly tuneful noir surf/dark garage band the Wytches at Baby’s All Right, $15. They’re at the Mercury on 11/24 at 8 for two bucks less if you get tix in advance.

11/22, 9 PM crooner Rell Gaddis’ high-voltage oldschool 60s-style soul/funk band the Revelations at BAM Cafe, free.

11/22, 10:30 PM smart, politically-fueled, anthemically tuneful Irish rocker Niall Connolly plays the album release show for his new one (free download if you sign his mailing list) at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

11/22, 11 PM Turkish folk-funk songwriter Mirkelam at Drom, $30 adv tix req,

11/22, 11:30 PM Moon Hooch at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec. Two tenor saxes and drums playing the craziest funky grooves you could imagine with the intensity of a brass band and the catchiness and edge of punk rock.

11/23, 7 PM legendary, ethereal, surprisingly anthemic Tuvan throat-singing ensemble Huun Huur Tu with pianist James Carson at Subculture, $20

11/24, 7:30 PM Velvet Jubilee – accordion powerhouse Ismael Butera with slinky chanteuse Deb Karpel, bassist Dave Hofstra and Suzanne Davenport on violin. at Cowgirl Seahorse, 259 Front St at South Street Seaport, free

11/24 soaring harmony-driven newgrass/folk noir trio the Stray Birds at the Rockwood.

11/25, 7 PM the Innove Gnawa Band play hypnotic, pulsing Moroccan trance music followed by reliably fun, slinky, groovalicious downtempo/dub/postpunk band Faith at the Mercury, $10

11/25, 7:30 PM drummers all have the biggest address books because the good ones are always in demand. See who Aaron Alexander (leader of fiery, majestic klezmer jazz big band the Ayn Sof Orchestra) brings out ot the woodwork tonight at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/25, 8 PM Bill Laswell & Christopher Janney‘s hypnotic, kinetic, percussion-driven light/sound/dance project Exploring the Hidden Music with choreographer Sara Rudner, Sheila E, Trilok Girtu and others at the Gramercy Theatre, $30

11/25-26, 10 PM popular 90s goth/art-rock band Blonde Redhead at Bowery Ballrom, $25 adv tix rec. The more intense, atmospheric, hauntingly abrasive VBA open the show on 11/26 at 9.

11/25 intricate, fascinating guitar conversations and duels: Nels Cline and Julian Lage play the album release show for their new duo cd, Room at Subculture.

11/26, 5 PM an indie classical triplebill with the high-voltage Mobius Percussion, multi-percussionist Matt Evans (he gets around on a lot of instruments) and cellist/loopmusic composer Mariel Roberts at Baby’s All Right, $12

11/26, 8 PM Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music from the 20s and 30s at Barbes

11/26, 9ish old stoners never stop writing rhymes: Method Man & Redman at the Nokia Theatre, $30 tix avail.

11/28, 8 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester at followed at 10  by the self-explanatory, oldtimey Jug Addicts at Barbes.

11/28, 9ish a ferocious Romany dance party with the intense original brass tunes of John Brown’s Body spinoff Cocek Brass Band followed by the sizzling, electrified, NY Gypsy All-Stars with pyrotechnic clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski at Drom

11/28-29, 10 PM a cool NYC-bred psychedelic funk jamband twinbill: the Pimps of Joytime followed by Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Bowery Ballroom, $18 adv tix rec

11/28, 10 PM Royal Khaoz play roots reggae at Shrine

11/29, 6 PM arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, pianist Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump followed at 8 by accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey and at 10 by Pogues accordionist James Fearnley with  accordionist Nathan Koci, bouzouki- and banjo-player, Sean Condron, guitarist Mark McAdam, bassist George Rush and drummer Aaron Latos at Barbès.

11/29, 6 PM  pianist/flutist Diana Wayburn‘s hypnotically intense, spectacularly eclectic African/Middle Eastern/indie classical/improvisational Dances of the World Chamber Ensemble at Silvana

11/29, guesing around 9 the Big Takeover play slinky female-fronted rocksteady, ska, soca-pop and reggae at Bowery Electric

11/29, 9:30ish explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

11/29, 10 PM original psychedelic funk/hip-hop band Mamarazzi at the big room at the Rockwood

11/30, 7 PM a rare duo show with drummer Susie Ibarra (who’s got an entrancingly good new Electric Kulintang album out) and her old bassist pal William Parker at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. (Smith/Boerum Pl.), Cobble Hill, $15

12/1, 7 PM wickedly cachy, darkly keyboard-driven Colombian psychedelic cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must.

12/1, 8 PM cult fave powerpopster/wordsmith Franklin Bruno, similarly lyrical LES experimental legends the Scene Is Now and offkilter postpunk downtown supergroup Heroes of Toolik at Bowery Electric

12/2, 7:30 PM classic hundred-year-old klezmer grooves with pianist Dave Levitt and his Trio featuring Mike Cohen and Christina Crowder at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

12/2, 7:30 PM a memorial concert for composer Leo Kraft featuring his works plus compositions by Nailah Nombeko, Carl Kanter, Eugene W. McBride, Jacob E. Goodman; Craig Slon, Kevin McCarter and Scott D. Miller performed by a cast including violinists Miranda Cuckson, Curtis Macomber, Calvin Wiersma, Gregor Kitzis, Marina Kifferstein, and Ken Hamao, violist Daniel Panner, cellist Greg Hesselink, and pianist Blair McMillen at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $20 sugg don

12/3-7, 7:30 PM playful, fun avant garde icon Meredith Monk leads a seven-piece choir performing her latest suite On Behalf of Nature at BAM, $20 tix avail.

12/3, 9:30ish intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

12/4, 7:30 PM Federico Agostini, violin and Enrico Elisi, piano play Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96 at the Morgan Library, $25.

12/4, 8:30  PMguitarishly intense noir surf/postrock/metal instrumentalists Dark City at Bowery Electric, $10.

12/5, 5 PM a book signing and reading by Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steven DiLodovico fr their new Trenton punk/hardcore history No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes (feat. interviews with Jello Biafra, Peter Hook, Peter Murphy, Henry Rollins, Al Jourgenson, Jon Stewart and others associated with it), followed by an acoustic show by documentary filmmaker/punk rocker Drew Stone & the Hit Squad with special guests Tristan Michael and Bopa King Carre playing classic first-wave punk covers at Cake Shop, free

12/5. 8 PM indie chamber ensemble Either/Or plays eerily astringent Keeril Makan spectral works for strings at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail.

12/5, 9 PM powerful, haunting, intense folk noir singer Jessi Robertson and band plays the album release show for her new one I Came From the War followed by the quieter but similarly brooding Richard Buckner at Union Hall, $15, this will sell out

12/6, 6 PM sassy, guitarishly excellent female-fronted C&W/honkytonk parodists Trailer Radio at at Slake, free

12/6, 10 PM the world’s darkest, most slashing horror surf band, the Coffin Daggers followed by the Lynchian, jangly Lost Patrol at Otto’s.

12/7, 4 PM the Cassatt String Quartet play Dvorak’s American Quartet and Peter Schickele’s American Dreams at Ross Hall at the Bronx Botanic Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, B/D to Fordham Rd., $33/$20 stud/srs

12/7, 7 PM Anna Stoytcheva, piano plays Rachmaninoff preludes plus works by Schumann, Ravel and Mozart at the Bulgarian Consulate General, 121 E 62nd St., free.

12/8, 7:30 PM the Aeolus Quartet and the Aizuri Quartet take turns onstage performing works by Mendelssohn, Schulhoff, Lembit Beecher and a NY premiere by Dan Welcher at Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St.free

12/9, doors and drinks at 5:30, show at 6 PM, the Mivos Quartet parse the avant garde spectrum for works by Martin Stauning, Patrick Higgins, a new arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Contrapunctus XIX, and György Kurtág’s cult favorite suite of “microludes” at the Miller Theatre, free.

12/9, 7:30 PM trumpeter Jordan Hirsch’s Band of Dreamers plays for a Yiddish dance party at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

12/9, 10 PM pianist/flutist Diana Wayburn‘s hypnotically intense, spectacularly eclectic African/Middle Eastern/indie classical/improvisational Dances of the World Chamber Ensemble at the Way Station

12/9 the instrumental half of  80s/90s downtempo/trip-hop/acid jazz icons Everything But the Girl, Ben Watt, at le Poisson Rouge

12/10, 7 PM pianists Adam Tendler and Sarah Cahill play Luciano Berio works at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue just south of 118th St. free.

12/10, 9 PM high-energy jangly garage-soul band Needle Points followed at 10 by cleverly tuneful/jarring vintage Sonic Youth influenced DC guitar band Paperhaus and then the mysterious Mr. Kid & the Suicide Policemen at Palisades, 906 Broadway, Bushwick, $7, J/M to Myrtle Ave.

12/13, 6:45 PM avant garde icon Phil Kline’s annual  twinkling, psychedelic, enveloping boombox processional Unsilent Night gathers at the arch at Washington Square Park; at 7, join the procession and march to Tompkins Square Park. Download the app for your phone or burn a cd for your boombox, or use the link to stream during the procession – or borrow one of Kline’s cassettes for whatever vintage equipment you have. There will be a limited number of boomboxes courtesy of Kline as well – and a worldwide series of Unsilent Nights in other cities throughout December

12/13, 8 PM and repeating 12/14 at 3 PM percussionist/bandleader Alessandra Belloni‘s creepy tarantella rock band I Giullari Di Piazza play the darkest xmas concert you’ll ever hear at the Italian American Museum, 155 Mulberry St, $25

12/13, 8 PM Puetro Rican hill country music from across the generations starting in the early 60s with Felito Felix Y El Trio Los Antares, Odilio Gonzalez El Jibarito de Lares” and 80s hitmaker Lily Y Su Gran Trio at the Lehman Center, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, D/4 to Bedford Park Blvd., $25 adult and $10 kids’ tix avail.

12/13, 8 PM the Cecilia Chorus of New York directed by Mark Shapirol presents masterworks for chorus and orchestra by Francis Poulenc and Ralph Vaughan Williams at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail

12/13 smart, edgy guitar paradigm-shifter Mary Halvorson followed by the eclectic Lucky Chops Brass Band playing their party favorites at Industry City Distillery, 33 35th St in Gowanus, N/R to 36th St.

12/14, 6 PM Hat Trick –  April Clayton, flute; David Wallace, viola; and Kristi Shade, harp – perform works by Debussy, Gubaidulina and Takemitsu at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

12/14, 9 PM newschool dark psych-pop band Mystery Lights at the Mercury, $8

12/15, 7 PM wild, eclectic, klezmer/psychedelic cumbia/latin jazz jamband Metropolitan Klezmer play the album release show for their long-awaited new live one at the Eldridge Street Synagogue just north of Division St., $20/$15 stud/srs .

12/15, 8 PM electroacoustic violist/singer Jessica Meyer plays the album release show for her new solo cd at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St., $20.

12/15, 10 PM pianist/impresario Steven Blier and a slew of singers deliver Xmas songs by Jewish composers including Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (sung in Yiddish), ad infinitum, at Henry’s Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th St., $10

12/16, 7:30 PM a monster Hanukkah blowout with Montreal’s Shtreiml w/Jason Rosenblatt & Ismail Fencioglu at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

12/17, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber group Ensemble Pi play their annual peace concert feat. socially aware works by Penderecki, Sostakovich, Laura Kaminsky, Susan Botti, Jason Eckardt, Bryant Kong at Subculture, $20/$15 stud/srs

12/18 9 PM intense southwestern gothic songwriter Joe Yoga (of the Downward Dogs) does his annual twisted Xmas show featuring a slew of downtown songwriting talent including himself, Killy Dwyer and others, plus a “double-blind Secret Santa: bring a gift/get a gift… they all go in a big box and then pick one at random later on in the show! This is always one of the biggest hits at Yoga Christmas so be sure to participate!”  at Under St Marks Theater 94 St Marks Place, $5

12/20, 7 PM an excellent global twinbill: hypnotic, pointillistically psychedelic dulcimer instrumentalists House of Waters followed by soaring, brilliant singer Magda Giannikou’s lush, sweeping, pan-Mediterranean art-rock/chamber pop/jazz group Banda Magda at Drom, $17 adv tix rec.

12/20, 8 PM shapeshifting violinist/singer Sarah Bernstein leads her amazing Quartet w/Kris Davis, Stuart Popejoy, Ches Smith at Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer St in Williamsburg, $10

12/20, 9 PM ageless, perennially vital third-wave ska/soul/blues party mavens the Slackers at the Bell House, $20

12/20, 9:30 PM cult classic 70s surrealist punks the Dickies – remember Stuck in a Pagoda with Tricia Toyota? –  at Bowery Electric, $15

12/21 the annual interactive Make Music Winter activities take place today. Most of them are on the dumb side, substituting digital gadgetry for anything that might require actual musicianship or effort. Others are just as stupid for other reasons: a Bach relay race on the G train, interrupted by the loudest alarms in the entire subway system every time the car doors open or close ? Pure genius. But there are a handful that seem like real fun:

11 AM, Baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert leads a parade performing a participatory version of Schubert’s bitter existentialist/revolutionary song cycle Winterreise from Magnolia Plaza (in front of the administration building) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, then into and around the garden, where there’ll be free admission. Herbert sings along to a Timothy Long piano recording of the Schubert score, amplified by handheld radios carried by the paraders.

4 PM beginning at Intervale Green, 1330 Intervale Ave in the Bronx, a parade through Morrissania celebrating parranda, the Puerto Rican and Garifuna holiday caroling tradition, led by Hector “Pucho” Alamo, Lucy Blanco, Carlos Espada, Matthew Gonzalez, James Lovell, Los Hermanos Nuñez and Jorge “Georgie” Vázquez and ending with a big jam.

4 PM starting out at the basketball courts at W 3rd and 6th Ave, percussionists Amy Garapic and Clara Warnaar lead participants in a performance of Terry Riley’s iconic avant garde work In C around Washington Square Park for the NYC celebration of the piece’s 50th anniversary. “All instrumentalists are welcome to bring their own instruments and join in. Large cue cards will display individual musical cells, which will lead participants through the piece as well as along their route around the park.”

6:30 PM early music singers led by conductor Malcolm Merriweather walk from the steps of the American Museum of Natural History at 79th and CPW to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, carrying lanterns through Central Park, performing material once sung along the medieval pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. All singers are invited to join; one assumes scores will be provided.

12/26 brooding Turkish art-rock/folk-rock crooner Rafet El Roman at Drom, $30 adv tix rec

12/30, 9:30ish Deer Tick plays Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True plus originals at Brooklyn Bowl, $20 – this is the most enticing night of a long stand here where the band plays their own stuff plus some pretty dubious cover nights.

12/30, 7:30 PM JC Hopkins and his Biggish Band play classics by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

12/30, 8 PM dark garage rockers the Detroit Cobras at Bowery Electric, $20

12/31, 11 PM pensively edgy dark 90s indie band Rainer Maria. back together with the original members, at Bowery Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

1/9 low-key, purist oldtime folk revivialist and David Rawlings collaborator Willie Watson at Rough Trade

1/13 Middle Eastern/Central Asian/jazz jamband TriBeCaStan, haunting all-female Bulgarian vocal choir Black Sea Hotel and elegant, sardonic art-rock pianist/bandleader Eve Lesov at Drom

New York City Live Music Calendar for October and November 2014

Updates continuing pretty much daily throughout the month, and a new calendar coming Nov 1: you might want to bookmark this page and check back to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. If you see a show listed without the start time, that’s because either the artist, their publicist or the venue in question sent incomplete info: those acts are usually listed last on a particular date.  Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

The NYC Documentary Film Festival is coming in November and there are some enticing music-related ones. 11/19, 7:15 PM at the IFC Center, Andrew & Wendy, about a woman who brings her husband back from what looks like death by playing Bach for him; 11/20, 7:15 PM Bela Fleck’s How to Write a Banjo Concerto at the IFC Center; plus Nickolas Rossi’s Elliott Smith biopic;  John Pirozzi’s Cambodian psychedelic rock doc; plus films on Washington DC punk, Bronx hip-hop and two Frederick Wiseman classics. The full schedule is here.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Thursday evenings at 7 starting Oct 9  and Sundays at 4 starting Oct 12, a series of surprise, impromptu shows: Purcell to Bartok, Bach to Stravinsky, sugg don $30 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

Mondays at the Jazz Standard it’s all Mingus, whether with the Mingus Orchestra, Big Band or Mingus Dynasty: as jazz goes, it’s arguably the most exhilarating show of the week, every week. The first-rate players always rise to the level of the material. Sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 and worth it.

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 8:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

Mondays at the Vanguard the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – composer Jim McNeely’sreliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

Mondays in October, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood. Now you can go see him since the Living Room, that hellhole where he used to rehearse on Monday nights, is closed forever!

Also Mondays in October Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11:30 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party til past three in the morning. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota on trombone, with frequent special guests.

Tuesdays in October clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  at 9 PM at Barbes. Get there as soon as you can as they’re very popular. $10 cover.

Tuesdays at around 10 Julia Haltigan and her band play 11th St. Bar. A torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is.

Tuesdays in November, 11 PM brilliantly lyrical, dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Spike Hill.

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

Wednesdays in October, 7 PM Eve Lesov hosts an open mic at Ariana Restaurant, 138-140 W Houston St (Sullivan/MacDougal). You know the deal with open mics: most of them suck. Most people who play them can’t get a gig anywhere else – and in a city with over 200 venues, where even the suckiest bands can find a Bushwick loft where they can pose and pout, that’s especially pathetic. Eve is different. She’s an excellent art-rock pianist and songwriter, who most likely will draw on a global network (Russians especially) to put some good stuff on here. This could be a great place for quality artists to try out new material in a semi-invisible setting, surrounded by their peers.

Every Wednesday, 8:30 PM Jazz with Attitude featuring Wayne Holmes on keys, Jeff Sheloff on sax, Shinya Miyomoto on drums, Dave Jones on bass and Stephanay JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

Wednesdays in October, 8:30 PM guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg (of Dr. Lonnie Smith’s band) leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, $12.

Wednesdays at 9 PM Feral Foster’s Roots & Ruckus takes over the Jalopy, a reliably excellent weekly mix of oldtimey acts: blues, bluegrass, country and swing.

Thursdays and Fridays in October Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in Balkan music.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

Fridays at noon members of the Greenwich Village Orchestra play chamber works from across the ages at the Albany Street plaza (a block from the 9/11 memorial downtown), free

Fridays at 5 PM in October, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

Fridays in October at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in October at 4 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays at 6 in October Mamie Minch plays Barbes. “She’s a rockstar,” one crowd member murmured at a recent show here. A nimble resonator guitarist, oldtime blues and country maven who writes her own edgy songs which are period-perfect yet completely in the here and now, she’s also got a powerful, sultry alto voice and charisma to match. There will probably be a parade of like-minded special guests joining her throughout the month.

Saturdays in November 6 PM, arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, pianist Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump at Barbes

Saturdays eclectic compelling Brazilian jazz chanteuse Marianni and her excellent band at Zinc Bar, three sets starting at 10 PM.

Sundays there’s a klezmer brunch at City Winery, show starts around 11:30 AM – 2 PM, $10 cover, no minimum, lots of good bands.

Sundays at 4 PM fun, hellraising booze-fueled acoustic Americana band Jumbo Brown at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave. (next to Nitehawk Cinema), Williamsburg.

Add Sundays at 5 PM through Dec 5 at Barbes irrepressible viola virtuoso/composer Ljova Zhurbin joins with a revolving door of collaborators including his brilliant singer/wife, Inna Barmash, Romany chanteuse Sanda Weigl, Ukrainian-American bandurist Julian Kytasty, tango maestros JP Jofre (bandoneon) and Pablo Aslan (bass), violin stars Charlie Burnham, Johnny Gandelsman and Miki-Sophia Cloud, clarinetists Sam Sadigursky & Kinan Azmeh, plus the members of Ljova and the Kontraband (Patrick Farrell, Jordan Morton and Mathias Künzli) and of the Yiddish Love Songs & Lullabies band (Shoko Nagai & Dmitry Ishenko). Every week, something different and potentially wild.

Sundays at 5 PM Durban-born Thuli Dumakude’s African/American music revue features choral group Thokoza – six South African and African women singing classics and obscure material from Southern church gospel to traditional South African Township songs – at the Jackie Onassis Theatre, 120 West 46thStreet between Broadway and 6th Ave., $30/$20 stud/srs

Every Sunday the Ear-Regulars, led by trumpeter Jon Kellso and (frequently) guitarist Matt Munisteri play NYC’s only weekly hot jazz session starting around 8 PM at the Ear Inn on Spring St. Hard to believe, in the city that springboarded the careers of thousands of jazz legends, but true. This is by far the best value in town for marquee-caliber jazz: for the price of a drink and a tip for the band, you can see world-famous players (and brilliant obscure ones) you’d usually have to drop $100 for at some big-ticket room. The material is mostly old-time stuff from the 30s and 40s, but the players (especially Kellso and Munisteri, who have a chemistry that goes back several years) push it into some deliciously unexpected places.

Sundays in October, 8:30/11 PM the mighty, politically astute, symphonically majestic Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, $30 seats avail

Sundays in October, 8:30 PM purist guitarist Peter Mazza – who gets the thumbs up from bop-era legend Gene Bertoncini – leads a series of trios at the Bar Next Door.

Sundays in October at 9 Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places. He’s also very popular: get there early.

10/1-2, 7:30 PM and 10/3, 2 PM the NY Philharmonic plays Carl Nielsen’s Maskarade Overture plus Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 at Avery Fisher Hall, $29 tix avail. Nielsen is a secret favorite of conductors, and Alan Gilbert has an absolute blast with the composer’s blustery, richly tuneful orchestration.

10/1, 8 PM dark experimental Nina Simone-influenced Belgian soul/jazz/noir chanteuse Melanie DeBiasio at the big room at the Rockwood, free w/rsvp to burexny@gmail.com

10/1, 8 PM pianist Alberto Reyes plays music of Chopin, Schumann and Franck at Merkin Concert Hall, $15 tix avail.

10/1, 8 PM the Mivos Quartet plays the NY premiere of Samson Young‘s The Anatomy of a String Quartet, which embodies a Beethoven quartet plus improvisation based on electroacoustic interaction with a laptop monitoring the ensemble’s movement and brainwaves. The musicians look like they’re wired up for the electric chair. At Roulette, $20

10/1-2, 9:30 PM  pianist Danny Grissett and his Quartet with Jaleel Shaw – alto sax , Ben Williams – bass , Jonathan Barber – drums  at Smalls .

10/2, 7 PM Hungarian avant jazz ensemble Modern Art Orchestra with special guest saxophonist Dave Liebman at Symphony Space, free.

10/2, 730 PM brilliant, haunting, intense Turkish art-rock band Barrakka followed by controversial Turkish psychedelic rocker Ahmet Musin at Drom, $20 adv ix ver highly rec.

10/2 8 PM deviously witty, charismatic, lyrical keyboardist/accordionist Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

10/2, 8 PM cult favorite Irish chamber pop crooner Pierce Turner at Connolly’s.

10/2, 8 PM the NYU Philharmonia plays Beethoven: Egmont Overture; Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn; Ginastera: Estancia; De Falla: El Amor Brujo Ballet Suite at the Loewe Theatre, W 4th St. just west of Washington Square Park, free

10/2, 8 PM blazing Americana/soul jamband Holy Ghost Tent Revival at the Knitting Factory, $12 .

10/2, 8:30 PM Stage Fright -high-voltage acoustic jazz guitar duo Stephen B Antonakos & Scott Aldrich – at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Stoff 37th Ave, Jackson Heights,. 10/8 they’re at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club at 9ish.

10/2, 8:30 PM Julia Haltigan – a torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads – with her band at the Mercury, $10.

10/2, 8:30 PM Roosevelt Dime play tongue-in-cheek oldtimey Americana and retro soul originals followed by guitarishly brilliant eclectic soul/Americana bandleader Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at the Bell House, $12.

10/2, 9 PM edgy, politically-fueled Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Arlene’s, $8.

10/2, 9:30 PM opening night of this year’s NY Gypsy Festival with Mexican son jarocho punk band Las Cafeteras at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

10/3, 7 PM mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso and pianist Carl Bolleia premiere Jay Vilnai’s new song cycle of Charles Bukowski poems, There’s a Bluebird in My Heart, which draws on both the jazz of Bukowski’s youth as well as the German composers he admired, at the South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St., Ft. Greene, $10, any train to Jay St/Borough Hall and about a 10 minute walk

10/3, 7:30 PM 90s indie powerpop/mod punk legends the Figgs at the Mercury, $10

10/3, 8 PM Costello piano legend Steve Nieve and French crooner Tall Ulysse play Elvis Costello songs at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

10/3, 8:30 PM 90s indie powerpop/mod punk legends the Figgs at the Mercury, $12 – price went up $2 since they played there last time!

10/4, 3 PM western swing with Dennis Lichtman’s Brain Cloud followed by oldtime country blues maven Don Flemons at Madison Square Park, free.

10/4, 4 PM the family-friendly Songs for Unusual Creatures, brought to you by many of the same people behind Songs for Ice Cream Trucks: “A celebration of the under-appreciated creatures that roam the planet. From the Australian Bilby to the deep-sea Magnapinna Squid, to the Saddleback Caterpillar” followed at 6 by badass resonator guitarist/blues chanteuse Mamie Minch at 6,  Raquel Z Rivera y Ojos de Sofia playing classic Puerto Rican bomba music at 8 and then eclectic brass-fueled Mexican ranchera and banda music with Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at 10 at Barbes

10/4, 7:30 PM this month’s festival of women classical musicians from India kicks off with sitarist Roopa Panesar at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex., $30/20 stud/sts

10/4, 7:30 PM electric Neil Young soundalike Israel Nash at the Mercury, $12.

10/4, 8 PM night two of this year’s NY Gypsy Festival is a killer Balkan brass lineup (one assumes in this order): NYC’s original Serbian-style crew Zlatne Uste, volcanic improvisers Raya Brass Band, trumpet icon Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, intense Romany band Black Masala and Slovak monsters Orchester Prazevica at Drom, $15 adv tix a must

10/4, 8 PM deliriously fun, psychedelic Colombian metal cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at Flushing Town Hall, $15/$10 stud.

10/4, 8 PM world premiere performances of Draculette, an Opera, by William Maselli; Carmilla, For String Orchestra, by Charles Coleman, and Visions of Sabbath: Classic Early Themes of Black Sabbath Arranged for Orchestra, starring Olga Zhuravel and Micaela Oeste, sopranos, and Featuring Frederika Krier on violin at Merkin Concert Hall, $35 tix avail.

10/4, 8 PM, repeating on 10/5 at 3 PM indie classical ensemble Alarm Will Sound premieres Scott Johnson’s Mind Out of Matter – a lively, rock-influenced suite that contemplates the wonders of the heavens from a scientific rather than religious perspective – at the Kasser Theater at Montclair State University is located at 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ,  $20, Charter bus service is provided from the Port Authority arcade on 41st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues–to the Kasser Theater ($10 per person, round trip) for all Saturday and Sunday performances. Bus reservations may be made by calling 973-655- 5112 or by visiting http://www.peakperfs.org

10/4, 10 PM charming French pop revivalists Banda Magda  – whose new album goes in a bracing new Mediterranean direction – at Subculture, $18 adv tix rec

10/4, 10:30ish explosive, unpredictable, brilliantly original Balkan party instrumentalists Cocek Brass Band playing the album release show for their excellent debut cd at Mehanata.

10/5, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Elgar – Enigma Variations at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

10/5, 4 PM early music ensemble Quicksilver play “sumptuous sonatas and ingenious ballets” by Bertali, Biber, Buonamente, Kerll, Fux, Schmelzer and their contemporaries at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St $10 tix avail.

10/5, 4 PM the Clarosa Quartet play the Schumann Piano Quartet and Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, no under-sixes.

10/5, 7:30 PM fiery Balkan brass dancefloor band Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar – fresh from Belgrade Beer Fest – at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St. in the financial district, very pricy, $39 but could be worth it.

10/5, 8 PM gently intense, deviously psychedelic, amazingly eclectic Austin-based Americana/jazz chanteuse/guitarist Jenifer Jackson and band at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/5, 8 PM the Sweetback Sisters play two sultry badass sets of classic-sounding original honkytonk and oldschool C&W at the Jalopy, $15. Their City Winery show last August was off the hook.

10/5, 8:30 PM fun, quirky, catchy female-fronted ska band Across the Aisle at Arlene’s, $8

10/5, 9 PM alto saxophonist Alex Weisss ‘s tuneful, unpredictable, improvisaitonal chamber/pastoral jazz outfit Outhead with baritone saxophonist Charlie Gurke, bassist Rob Woodcock and drummer Dillon Westbrook, plus guest guitarist Peter Galub play the release show for their new album, Cabezazo at Muchmore’s, $10 sugg don. 10/21 they’re at the Why Not Jazz Room on Christopher St. at 8 and then on 10/26 at Shapeshifter Lab

10/6, 7:30 PM paradigm-shifting, electrifying ensemble the Imani Winds play a new arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring plus works by Mendelssohn, Simon Shaheen and Wayne Shorter at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free.

10/6, 7:30 PM Tre Voci (Kim Kashkashian, viola; Marina Piccinini, flute; Sivan Magen, harp) play music of Rameau, Debussy, and Sofia Gubaidulina at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

10/6, 8 PM the NYU Symphony plays Riegger: Dance Rhythms, Op. 58; Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor with Phoebe Tsai, cello; Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major “Eroica” at the Loewe Theatre, W 4th St. just west of Washington Square Park, free

10/7, 7 PM intense Americana/chamber pop songwriter Mary Lee Kortes plays her Songs of Beulah Rowley project at the big room at the Rockwood. Kortes channels Rowley, a brilliant, obscure, multistylistic midwestern songwriter from the 30s and 40s who wrote swing, edgy pop, saloon jazz and country among other styles.

10/7, 7 PM haunting, slinky East African/Middle Eastern dance-folk/groove band Alsarah & the Nubatones at Bric Arts, free

10/7, 7 PM a tango summit at Symphony Space paying tribute to Argentine legend Anibal Triolo with performances by the Binelli-Ferman Duo (piano and bandoneon); Eddy Marcano; Quinteto Tango Leopoldo Federico from Colombia; GlamourTango (a tribute to the early women of tango); Facundo Posadas & Ching Pin de Posadas; Leandro Oliver & Laila Rezk; Dardo Galletto; Karina Romero; Mariana Parma; Mariana Galassi; and Silvana Brizuela, $30 adv tix a must. The program repeats on 10/11 at the 92nd St. Y at 8.

10/7, 7:30 PM the Tarras Band feat.  longtime Dave Tarras sideman and klezmer legend, Pete Sokolow (piano) plus an all-star current-day lineup: Michael Winograd (clarinet, Yiddish Art Trio), Ben Holmes (trumpet, Klez Dispensers), Dave Licht (drums, the Klezmatics), Jim Guttman (bass, Klezmer Conservatory Band) and Dan Blacksberg (trombone,) at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

10/7 inspired, cutting-edge trombonist/composer Ryan Keberle & Catharsis feat. Camila Meza – voice; Mike Rodriguez – trumpet; Scott Robinson – saxophone; Matt Clohesy – bass, Eric Doob – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

10/7, 7:30 PM, repeating on 10/8 at 10 PM the Sara Galas Band feat. Bill Ruyle, Claudio Scarabottini, Yuka Tadano and Yukio Tsuji play eclectic chamber pop with Romany, gamelan, Asian and Italian folk influences at La MaMa, 74 E 4th St., free.

10/8, 7 PM violinist Eddy Marcano with his ensemble, David Peña, double bass and guitar, José Pepe Saglimbeni, accordion and violin, Yilmer Vivas, percussionist, Manuel Rangel, maracas and guitar, Dino Dinelli, pianist and Karlo Flores, violinist and conductor play Astor Piazzolla classics and Venezuelan traditional tunes at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center, 3940 Broadway at 165th St. , $10

10/8 the cross-generational Wolff & Clark Expedition feat. the spectacular Hailey Niswanger and Steve Wilson on saxes with Mike Wolff – piano; James Genus – bass; Mike Clark – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

10/8, 8 PM strummy lo-fi guitar/organ duo Christy & Emily, scary/awesome guitar/viola jazz duo Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone, darkly enchanting Great Plains Gothic narratives from luminous tunesmith Ember Schrag and band, and hypnotically intense art-rock/indie classical dirges from cellist/songwriter Meaner Pencil at Trans-Pecos, $8.

10/8, 8 PM the New Old Timers play bluegrass arranged for horns with Petr Cancura (banjo/saxophones); Jeremy Udden (saxophones); Aryeh Kobrinsky (bass) and Richie Barshay (drums).at Barbes.

10/8, 9:30 PM sizzling South Serbian Romany brass outfit Boban i Marko Markovic at Drom, $20

10/8-9 the Brian Charette Organ Trio w/ Yotam Silberstein and Mark Ferber play the album release show for their characeristically witty new one Good Tipper at Smalls.

10/9, 7 PM harpsichordist Jory Vinikour performs Rameau at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium , 417 E 61st St between First and York Ave, $35/$25 stud/srs.

10/9, 7:30 PM stampeding Indian Romany group Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

10/9-12 the reliably intense, tuneful Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax leading an exceptionally good Quintet with George Cables – piano; Alex Sipiagin – trumpet; Larry Grenadier – bass; Ulysses Owens, Jr. – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend .

10/9, 8 PM haunting Romany jazz chanteuse/bandleader (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl followed at 10 by Turli Tava playing haunting Macedonia tunes with Walt Mahovlich – clarinet, sax, gajda; Adam Good – guitar, oud, dzhumbush, kaval ad Jerry Kisslinger – tapan, dumbek, percussion at Barbes

10/9-11, 8 PM wildly popular indie classical string quartet Brooklyn Rider and singer/violinist Carla Kihlstedt play a new score behind a ballet performance based on dadaesque Kandinsky poems from the 1950s at Baryshnikov Arts Center,, 450 W 37th St. $25 tix avail. at the Lincoln Center box offices

10/9, 9 PM kick-ass Austin twangrock/honkyonk songwriter/bandleader Shelley King at Hill Country, free.

10/9, 10 PM hard-riffing Led Zep soundalikes Wake the Sun at Lit, $12

10/9, guesing around 10ish  chromatically edgy two-guitar metal band Fit For Rivals at Santos Party House.

10/9, 11 PM hypnotic, intense atmospheric/chamber pop/art-rock project Opal Onyx at Muchmore’s.

10/10, 7 PM Nathaniel LaNasa plays piano works by Beethoven, Debussy, Franck and Schoenberg at Third Street Music School Settlement, free.

10/10, 7:30 PM edgy postbop tunefulness: Nick Moran on guitar with Brad Whiteley on piano and Diego Voglino on drums at the Bar Next Door

10/10, 8 PM wild but tight Afrobeat jamband the Brighton Beat followed by the even wilder, theatrical Balkan brass/circus rock band MarchFourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10 adv tix rec.

10/10, 8 PM bass clarinetist Ken Thomson & Slow/Fast - with guitarist Nir Felder, trumpeter Russ Johnson, bassist Adam Armstrong, and drummer Fred Kennedy- play the album release show for their new one at Shapeshifter Lab, $10.

10/10, 9 PM vintage acoustic Americana from the past two centuries:  the 5 Mile String Band followed at 10 by the Down Hill Strugglers at the Jalopy, $10

10/10, 10 PM horn-driven Colombian party band Chia’s Dance Party at Barbes.

10/11, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet- Anders Nilsson – guitar; David Ambrosio – bass; Satoshi Takeishi – drums and Tim Keiper – percussion followed at 6 by badass resonator guitarist Mamie  Minch, charming French chanson revivalistst Les Chauds Lapins at 8 and then Diego Obregon‘s Colombian marimba band Grupo Chonta at Barbes .

10/11, 7 PM Jordanian chanteuse/guitarist Farah Siraj plays her “vivacious Arabian flamenco jazz” with her band at Drom, $15 adv tix highly rec.

10/11, 7:30 PM brilliant, cinematically creepy vibraphonist Tom Beckham with Peter Slavov on bass and Devin Gray on drums at the Bar Next Door

10/11, 8 PM cutting-edge Syrian classical/jazz/improvisational trio Hewar: Kinan Azmeh, clarinet ; Issam Rafea, oud ; Dima Orsho, vocals at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs.

10/11, 8 PM the Avalon Quartet play Golijov – Tenebrae; Debussy – String Quartet in G minor, Op.10; Schumann String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud .They also play here at 4 PM on Sunday, 10/12 with works by Tschaikovsky, Brahms and Schubert’s Quartettsatz.

10/11, 8:30 PM searingly political ska-punk/latin rock band Outernational at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

10/11, 9ish dark art-rockers the Devil’s Broadcast followed at 10:30 PM by the Reid Paley Trio playing their completely unhinged noir blues, ghoulabilly and gutter blues at Hank’s

10/11, 9 PM Joe B & the Poor Riders Trio – Pat Conte, Joe Bellulovich and Frankie Basile – playing “old cornfield jazz” followed by Long Tom Legs & the Salt Flat Dreggs doing pre-bluegrass and oldtime mountain music at the Jalopy, $10

10/11, 9 PM politically charged acoustic punk/folk band Filthy Rotten System at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg cover, “no one turned away”

10/11, 9 PM Procol Harum cover band Shine on Brightly play classic organ-driven art-rock at Connolly’s. They don’t have a Gary Brooker soundalike but they have a real passion for the songs, especially the obscure ones!

10/12, 3 PM the North/South Chamber Orchestra play Elizabeth Bell’s Concerto for Chamber Orchestra; Douglas Ovens’ Manhattan Cityscape; and Raoul Pleskow’s Eight Brief Pieces. Max Lifchitz’s Yellow Ribbons No. 40 at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free

10/12, 3 PM the Shanghai Quartet and Wu Han play music of Haydn, Schumann and Dvorák at the Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, $20; Charter bus service available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal arcade on 41st St between 8th and 9th Aves, $10 per person, roundtrip; bus reservations at 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org.

10/12, 4 PM the electrifying the Lysander Piano Trio perform “Autumn” and “Spring” from Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Dvorak’s Trio op. 90 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, no under-sixes.

12, 7 PM  Trio Natura Morta (Frantz Loriot viola, Sean Ali bass and Carlo Costa drums) play Costa’s flickering, mesmerizing improvisational soundscapes at ABC No Rio.

10/12, 7 PM guitarist Denise Mei Yan Hofmann pairs with a chamber ensemble including Salome Scheidegger, Xue Yang Liu, Francesca Dardani, and Yumi Oshima for new works and a concluding improvisation at Spectrum

10/12, 8 PM intoxicating, hypnotic, spikily kinetic, aptly named Afghani rubab rock band Khumariyaan (“the Intoxicators”) at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave, $25/$22 stud.

10/12, 9 PM hotshot Finnish Romany jazz guitarist Olli Soikelli at Barbes

10/12, guessing around 11ish, noisy metal/arenarock band Lacuna Coil – who seem like they’ve finally slipped from under their record label’s repressive fingers – at the Gramercy Theatre, $34.

10/13, 5:30 PM NYC’s original Balkan marching unit, Hungry March Band outdoors at 1 Penn Plaza, not far from Madison Square Garden where they once played.

10/13, 6:30 PM noir chanteuse and Reid Paley collaborator Peg Simone followed by purist 60s style psych-pop chanteuse Lisa Burns and powerpop maven George Usher at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

10/13, 9 PM captivating hypnotic downtempo/acoustic songwriter Miwa Gemini at Shrine

10/14 7 PM a north/south Balkan brass twinbill: New Orleans’ Mahala followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

10/14, 2 PM the Amphion String Quartet play works by Barber, Dvorak and Elliott Carter at the New School Auditorium, 66 W 12th St., $17.

10/14, 5:30 PM French brass band Radio Kaizman play their “special blend of hip hop, New Orleans brass and Latin rhythms” at 1 Penn Plaza, free

10/14, doors and drinks at 5:30, show at 6 PM, indie classical quartet Either/Or play works by Alvin Lucier, Horatiu Radalescu and others at the Miller Theatre, free

10/14, 6 PM haunting, intense folk noir/Americana harmony duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne play the album release show for their amazing debut at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/14, 7:30 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars play Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer at the World Financial Center, free.

10/14-15 state-of-the-art Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo leads his Quartet with Helio Alves – piano; Hans Glawishnig – bass; Mauricio Zotarelli – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25.

10/14, 8 PM haunting, intense, lyrically gripping noir folk songwriter/bandleader Jessi Robertson at Matchless. 10/17 she’s at Branded Saloon, time TBA; 10/18 at 8 at the Path Cafe and 10/31 at 5:30 solo acoustic at the American Folk Art Museum. Whew!

10/14, 8 PM jangly, catchy, anthemic acoustic highway rock/newgrass band Roadkill Ghost Choir play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

10/14, 8ish Joshua Kwassman and Brother Spirit play sweeping, lush, cinematic original jazz at Subculture, $15

10/15, 5:30  PM Chaotic Noise Marching Corps brass band, comprised of performers from multiple Seattle-based groups such as Titanium Sporkestra and Sounders FC Soundwave Band at 1 Penn Plaza, free.

10/15, 8 PM a brass band summit at Littlefield; trumpeter Frank London headlines with his Klezmer Brass All-Stars, with wild Muscovites Pakava It,  Parisiennes Les Muses Tanguent, volcanic Brooklyn Balkan improvisers Raya Brass Band and PitchBlak Brass Band, probably in reverse order, $12

10/15, 8 PM psychedelic latin soul maven Damian Quinones and his killer two-guitar band at Barbes

10/15-17, 8 PM and 10/18, 7:30 PM Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the NY Phil playing Stravinsky’s Firefird at Avery Fisher Hall, $29 tix avail.

10/15-18, 8 PM the Orchestra of St. Luke’s plays Stravinsky works including the Rite of Spring to accompany puppeteer Basil Twist’s new production at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, $25 tix avail.

10/15, 8:30 PM edgy, tuneful jazz guitarist Mike Moreno with Joe Sanders on bass and Kendrick Scott on drums at the Bar Next Door

10/15 jangly, tuneful Australian Americana band Lachlan Bryan & the Wildes at Bowery Electric. 10/16 they’re at the Rockwood; 10/17 at the Path Cafe and 10/18 at Goodbye Blue Monday.

10/15, 10 PM a band that will inspire the lazy sound crew at Arlene’s to get off their asses and get it right: explosive purist 80s British style metal band the Blackfires, $5

10/15, 10:30 PM high energy noir swing/circus rock band Professor Gall at Branded Saloon

10/16, 7 PM eclectic Afropop/neosoul/jazz singer Somi at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, no under-sixes, free but tix req

10/16, 7:30 PM guitarist Grey McMurray leads the Wordless Music Orchestra performing his new arrangement of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells at the World Financial Center, free.

10/16-19 pyrotechnic saxophonist James Carter’s Django Unchained with Gerard Gibbs – Hammond B3 organ; Leonard King – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/16, 7:30 PM sexagenarian Minneapolis soul veteran Sonny Knight and his new retro band the Lakers at the Knitting Factory, $10

10/16, 8ish Americana songwriter/violinist Sarah Goldfeather followed by brilliantly lyrical oldtimey bandleader/guitarist/violinist Pete Lanctot & the Stray Dogs at Littlefield.

10/16, 8 PM cutting-edge and outsider brass band madness: Kenny Wollesen’s Himalyas, Seattle’s Chaotic Noise Marching Band, Radio Kaizman, Pakava It and Chicago performance art group/marching band Environmental Encroachment at WFMU’s Monty Hall , 43 Montgomery St (Greene/Washington), Jersey City, Path train to Exchange Place, $10. New Yorkers can see many of the bands on this bill for free at Tompkins Square Park at 3 on Oct 18. And there’s also a show at 9 that same night, Oct 18 with Lucky Chops Brass Band, Russia’s Pakava It and others, location/price TBD, watch this space for details.

10/16, 8 PM all-female Parisian street brass band Les Muses Tanguent at Barbes

10/16-18 indie classical ensemble Eighth Blackbird perform Murder Ballades at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with L.A Dance Project and choreography by New York City Ballet dancer Justin Peck at BAM.

10/16, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangasta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St. (just off of 37th Ave), Jackson Heights.

10/16, 10 PM the Brooklyn Blow-Hards play 19th century sea chanteys, Albert Ayler tunes and other more improvisational material, with Jeff Lederer/Petr Cancura (reeds);Kirk Knuffke/Brian Drye (brass) and Rob Garcia (bass drum, ship’s bell, chum bucket and chains).

10/17, noon and 8 PM and repeating 10/17-18 at 8 PM and 10/19 at 3 PM the Kathryn Posin Dance Company performs original material set to music by Bulgarian composer Emil Tabakov, plus Balto-Finnic, Mongolian and Bulgarian choral works, and compositions by John Adams and Steve Reich at the 92nd St. Y, $25 (under 35 use code DIg15 for $15 tix). They’re also at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St. at 7 on 10/20

10/17, half past noon a mid-day concert featuring renowned pianist Elio Villafranca and the James Weidman Trio playing Thelonious Monk tunes. There’s also an evening concert of Monk played by the David Weiss Sextet, Renee Rosnes Quartet, and Grammy Award-winning Arturo O’Farrill and His Tiny Afro-Latin Big Band starting at 6:30 PM at the World Financial Center, free.

10/17-23 a new restoration of Manfred Kirchheimer‘s long-lost 1981 NYC subway graffiti art documentary Stations of the Elevated (with a killer Charles Mingus score) on a double feature with with his 1968 doc Claw at BAM. Screenings begin 2 PM on Friday, with a director Q&A on Saturday at 7.

10/17, 7 PM saxophonist Julie Joslyn and drummer/pianist Leo Ciesa’s incendiarily tuneful noir jazz duo Iconoclast at Michiko Studios, 149 W 46th St.

10/17, 7 PM irrepressibly tuneful composer Peri Mauer‘s Morning, Night & Noon for 2 clarinets played by NYC’s top two reedmen: Vasko Dukovski and Ismail Lumanovski at Spectrum

10/17, 7 PM pensive, virtuoso pianist/art-rock songwriter Matt Kanelos with Kyle Sanna, Ilusha Tsinadze, Dana Lyn at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 min strictly enforced.

10/17-18, 7:30 PM two performances of the harrowing, real-life stage play A Day for Grace, chronicling a family’s crisis when the mother is imperiled in childbirth, with a riveting live score by ex-BoDeans frontman Sam Llanas at Stage Left Studios, 214 W 30th St., $22

10/17, 7:30 PM virtuoso Indian sitarist Anupama Bhagwat at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex., $30/20 stud/sts.

10/17, 8 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Drom, $15 adv tix rec. Followed at 11 (separate $20 admission) by Russian party band Pakava It Orchestra 

10/17, 8 PM the Chiara String Quartet play Bartok String Quartets Nos. 1, 3, and 5 at Bargemusic,$35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

10./17, 8 PM intriguing Americana/chamber pop trio Holte - Patricia Thornley and M. Shanghai String Band’s Austin Hughes, with Patty Hughes on bass followed at 9:30 by haunting original Americana/Britfolk chanteuse Jan Bell at the Jalopy, $10

10/17, 8 PM Los Crema Paraiso – named for a Caracas ice cream joint, as it turns out – play their individualistic rock-inspired update on traditional Venezuelan sounds at Barbes

10/17, 8 PM NEA Jazz Master pianist Barry Harris and jazz pianist/composer Valerie Capers share the stage for the first time, with Ray Drummond on bass and Leroy Williams on drums.at Flushing Town Hall, $25/$10 stud.

10/17, 8:30 PM Heather Kropf: catchy, eclectic, thoughtfully down-to-earth pianist/songwriter and fantastic singer at Caffe Vivaldi. On the winsome Tamara Hey/Deena Shoskes tip.

10/17, 9 PM darkly bluesy Nick Cave/Stooges-influenced Syracuse band Pale Green Stars at Dinosaur BBQ, 700 W. 125th St. at 12th Ave, 10/18 they’re at the Brooklyn branch, same time.

10/17, 10:15ish intense, epic art-rock/postrock instrumentalists No Grave Like the Sea at Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St. in Gowanus

10/18, 7:30 PM Glass Farm Ensemble play new music for viola, cello, and piano by Max Duyker, Yvonne Troxler and others at Symphony Space, $20/stud/srs$15.

10/18, 7:30 PM Romanian Romany music maven Nicolae Voiculet - a virtuoso of the pan flute – with band at Drom, free, followed at 9:30 by Hungarian crew Rackajam, who put a more rocking, jazz-oriented spin on a Gipsy Kings style ($10 adv tix rec).

10/18, 8 PM a politically-fueled acoustic songwriters’ triplebill: Emma Graves, Ben Grosscup and Alexandra Bradbury - editrix of the Brooklyn working peoples’ magazine Labor Notes – at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg cover, “no one turned away”

10/18, 8 PM a killer tuneful/noisy improvisational triplebill at the Firehouse Space: the Sprecher / Shoko Nagai/ Rosenberg Ensemble with processed grand piano and accordion; the magically psychedelic Fire Maidens From Outer Space with Bonnie Kane, Reuben Radding, and Dave Miller – and the sonically surprising Aimee Norwich / Ian Cook bass/drums duo at the Firehouse Space, $10

10/18, 9 PM a roots reggae twinbill with Brixton Saint followed at 10 by Crucial Bridge & the Inity Band at Shrine.

10/18, 9ish the New York Trad Fest with a bunch of reliably good Irish acts: Donnie Carroll, Eileen Ivers, the Murphys and others at Connolly’s

10/18, 10 PM hard-charging, surreal Libertines-style garage rock stomp wih Archie Powell & the Exports at Rock Shop, $10

10/18, 11 PM eclectic Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie doing her creepy chamber pop thing followed at midnight by equally haunting former Piker Ryan and Kundera frontman Mark Steiner at Sidewalk. Intense Czech violinist Pavel Cingl does double duty with both bands.

10/18, 11 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot at Hank’s

10/18 enigmatic frontwoman Ashen Keilyn’s perennially popular rainy-day janglerock band Scout at Bowery Electric,

10/18 Chicago-based, British-sounding garage-punks Archie Powell & the Exports at Rock Shop

10/19, 2 PM the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble plays their new arrangement of Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, Op. 36 in D Major (arr. Stein); Roberto Sierra; New work; Schubert: Octet in F Major, D. 803 at the Brooklyn Museum, $10 tix avail. The program repeats on 10/22 and 10/24 at 7:30 at the Morgan Library.

10/19, 3 PM would you like to learn to sing haunting Ukrainian folk songs? Ukrainian singer and bandurist Nadia Tarnawsky leads a workshop at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 206 E 11th St (btw 2nd and 3rd Aves), $10 adults/$5 students & seniors/children free, seats are limited, rsvp reqd

10/19, 4 PM the Urban Tango Trio – Octavio Brunetti on piano; Machiko Ozawa, former concertmaster of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de Las Artes, on violin; and Pedro Giraudo on bass at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, no under-sixes.

10/19, 5 PM John Adams conducts the Yale Philharmonia playing his Absolute Jest and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4; the Brentano Quartet also perform Stravinsky’s Orpheus, at Avery Fisher Hall, $30/$15 stud.

10/19, 7 PM darkly captivating Americana/dreampop songwriter Debby Schwartz, eclectically tuneful, quirkily original keyboardist Steve Espinola (who’s been known to employ a shortwave radio in his live shows and then hypnotic West African balafon/cello band Kakande at Sidewalk

10/19, 7::30 PM ferocious all-female powerpop/punk-pop band Hunter Valentine at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

10/19, 8 PM jazz pianist/singer Grazyna Auguscik plays her intriguing reinventions of Nick Drake songs at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

10/19, 10 PM one of this era’s most smartly lyrical songwriters (and gorgeously individualistic singers) in Americana and now jazz, Amy Allison with Jon Graboff on guitar and Richard Hammond on bass at 2A

10/20, 8 PM eclectic, contemplative, cross-pollinating violinist Sarah Bernstein leads a quartet with with Kris Davis on piano, Stuart Popejoy on electric bass and Ches Smith on drums. at Cornelia St. Cafe., $10 + $10 min.

10/21 the dreaded CMJ festival moves in and the last places you would think would be venues suddenly are: Starbucks, Blimpie, that check-cashing place at Union and Broadway in South Williamsburg. OK, maybe not there, but anywhere the exploitative promoters can stick a band willing to fork over the bucks to play to a crowd of three people. Be aware that sets this week at rock venues could be very, very short, and that if there’s a cover, it may not be worth it for you to go out. Now’s as good a time as ever to go to Barbes or the Jalopy, neither of whom is hosting a CMJ show.

10/21, 3ish fun, catchy, swirly psychedelic band Spires – who come across as sort of a more poppy Brian Jonestown Massacre – at Baby’s All Right. They’re at Glasslands at 9:30 that night and at Rough Trade on 10/25 at 7:30

10/21, 6 PM sometimes hauntingly atmospheric, sometimes psychedelic funky Japanese noiserockers Bo Ningen at Baby’s All Right, free

10/21, 7 PM classically-trained Israeli chanteuse Inbal Hever and her ensemble play “new arrangements of classical pieces, including works by Weill, Poulenc, Faure and Satie, Brel, Hamilton and more” followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan horn monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes.

10/21-22 the spectacular Colombian harp-driven  ten-piece  Edmar Castañeda World Ensemble feat. spectacular qanun virtuoso Tamer Pinarbasi 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25.

10/21, 7:30 PM a high energy klezmer night with the Sy Kushner Ensemble w/the Klezmer Mountain Boys’ Marty Confurius, Jeremy Brown, Aaron Kushner & drummer/impresario Aaron Alexander at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

10/21 creepy theatrical French noir cabaret chanteuse Cleo T at Rock Shop; 10/22 she’s at Le Baron, 32 Mulberry St., free w/rsvp to burexny@gmail.com and then ostensibly sometime after that at the Bitter End

10/21-22 Flowers – who sound like Britfolk rock legend Amanda Thorpe backed by the Smiths – at Cake Shop; 10/22 they’re at the Delancey at 8, 10/23 at the Knitting Factory, 10/24 back at Cake Shop and then later at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar

10/22, 3 PM explosive chromatically-fueled garage/punk Radio Birdman soundalikes Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires followed at 4 PM by intense girlpunk band Pins at Arlene’s, free.

10/22, 7 PM Amir Vahab & Ensemble play rustic, haunting ancient sufi music in the adjacent chapel at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, $10

10/22, 7 PM  Ensemble Mise-En play Luciano Berio sequenzas, plus his chamber work Chemin IV at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue just south of 118th St. free.

10/22, 7:30 PM vicious noiserock jamband the the Skull Practitioners- led by Steve Wynn sparring partner/genius guitarist Jason Victor – at Radio Bushwick, $7; on 10/31 – how appropriately – they’re at Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St, Bushwick for free at 10

10/22, 7:30 PM trombonist Curtis Hasselbring’s noir cinematic devious Number Stations, legendary swing surrealists the Microscopic Septet and lowregister reedman Josh Sinton‘s Ideal Bread (snarky, unpredictably fun Steve Lacy repertory band) celebrating 20 years of their cool little label, Cuneiform Records at Shapeshifter Lab, $20

10/22-25, 7:30 PM the world premieres of  Ted Hearne‘s musical theatre piece The Source, drawn from the leaks of antifascist hero/heroine Chelsea Manning, at BAM.

10/22, 8 PM Naked Roots Conducive (violinist Natalia Steinbach and cellist Valerie Kuehne) doing rather haunting art-rock and explosive string punk songs) followed by drummer Carlo Costa’s sepulcuhrally magical, creepy Natura Morta trio at Panoply Performanc Lab, 104 Meserole St. in Bushwick. Kuehne plays solo on 10/25 at 7:30 at Transfer Point, 1665 Norman St. in Ridgewood.

10/22,  8 PM rustic yet in the here-and-now lyrical acoustic tunesmithing: Caitlin Canty at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 min strictly enforced. 10/23, 7 PM she’s at the Parsonage, location/details TK

10/22, 8 PM eclectic chanteuse Elynne Rey with a cool combo: Bennett Paster – piano; Paul Beaudry – bass; Saul Rubin – guitar; Jerome Jennings – drums playing the album release show for her new one A Little Bit of Moonlight at Zeb’s, 223 W 28th St, $10.

10/22, 9 PM guitarist Alyse Lamb’s brilliantly edgy, noisy, intense postpunk/postrock power trio Eula at Trans Pecos. 10/25 they’re at Leftfield, 87 Ludlow south of Delancey at 9.

10/22, 9ish ferocious, anthemic, literate rockers Wormburner at Bowery Electric.

10/22, 9 PM unhinged Tallahassee band Ex-Breathers – who at their best sound like the missing link between peak-era Sonic Youth and Polvo – at Grand Victory

10/22 gorgeously jangly Australian band (and Dandy Warhols spinoff) the Immigrant Union at Santos Party House; 10/24 they’re at Pete’s

10/23 ,3 PM creepy monster garage band the Wytches at Rough Trade, free. 10/25 they’re here again at 7ish on a weird bill with Japanese noiserock/dreampop guitar monsters Bo Ningen, who play at around 9, with A Place to Bury Strangers sometime in the wee hours (3 AM?) $12 adv tix rec

10/23-26 accordionist Richard Galliano leads a quintet with Josh Nelson – piano; Peter Bernstein – guitar; George Mraz – bass; Mauricio Zottarelli – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend

10/23,  8ish in reverse order at Littlefield: Golem (the Jewish Gogol Bordello), Schizophonia (‘cantorial recordings reimagined’), Doppelskope and keyboardist Brian Marsella’s Imaginarium.

10/23, 8 PM 8 PM cellist Maya Beiser plays works by Michael Gordon (his harrowing post-9/11 Light Is Calling) and Michael Harrison’s entrancing Just Ancient Loops to accompany the night’s edition of the Bill Morrissey film retrospective at MOMA, $12

10/23, 8 PM luminous piano virtuoso Alexandra Joan plays Bach – English Suite No. 3 in G minor; Ravel – Valses Nobles et Sentimentales; Schubert/Liszt – Der Doppelgänger; Liszt – Soirées de Vienne—Valse Caprice No. 6; Spinning Chorus from Wagner’s Flying Dutchman; Valse Impromptu; Chopin – 4 Mazurkas, Op. 24, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

10/23, 8 PM smartly lyrical country crooner Jesse Lenat plays the album release show for his new one at the Jalopy, $10

10/23, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble plays an all-Chaya Czernowin program including the world premiere of her Winter Songs suite at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail.

10/23-25, 8 PM Brian Schober’s new opera White Witch - a gruesome tale of murder and revenge, based on the 19th century Jamaican plantation owner and reputed serial killer Annie Palmer, known as the White Witch of Rose Hall – at Symphony Space, $25/$15 stud/srs.

10/23, 10 PM art-rock maven Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes.

10/23 darkly atmospheric Austin postrock soundscapers Pompeii at Passenger Bar, 229 Roebling St (S 2nd/3rd), Williamsburg. They’re also at the Delancey that same night (earlier? later? good question) and then at Goodbye Blue Monday on 10/24.

10/23 cool Cramps/Ramones-ish dark garage-punk band Girl Tears play their short (1 minute average) songs at Baby’s All Right; later that day (night?) they’re the Neverlands 538 Johnson Ave. in Bushwick; then on 10/25 they’re at Cake Shop at around 11 for $10.

10/24, 7 PM eclectic, lyrical Spanish songwriter Javier Ruibal joins forces with accordionist Victor Prieto at Flushing Town Hall, $15/$10 stud

10/24, 7 PM pianist Jessica Xylina Osborne plays music by Chopin, Haydn, Liszt and Scriabin at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

10/24, 7:30 PM carnatic singer Anandi Bhattacharya – daughter of legendary Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya – at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex., $30/20 stud/sts .

10/24, 7 :30 PM brilliant clarinetists Vasko Dukovski and Ismail Lumanovski and Christa Van Alstine, and pianists Jonathan Howe and Craig Ketter play electroacoustic works for clarinet and piano by Herbert Howe, Jacob Goodman, Max Giteck, Peri Mauer and Raoul Pleskow at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $20 sugg don.

10/24, 8 PM plus 10/25, 4 PM violinist Mark Peskanov leads a string quartet  playing Beethoven quartets, a different triplebill each day plus a tribute to George Crumb at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

10/24, 8:30 PM, repeating on 10/25, 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony play Shakespeare-themed works by Beethoven and Shostakovich: the brooding Coriolan Overture, selections from William Walton’s Henry V, and  Shostakovich’s bracing Hamlet Suite. The concerts open with the world premiere of “The Phoenix and the Turtle,” a meditative work based on the eponymous Shakespeare poem, by Chelsea Symphony composer and bassist Tim Kiah at St Paul’s German Lutheran Church, 315 W 22nd St (between 8th and 9th Aves), $20 sugg don

10/24, 9 PM iconic folk noir songwriter/ethereally haunting chanteuse Marissa Nadler at Trans-Pecos, $8.

10/24, 9:30 PM soulful country chanteuse Karen Hudson and band at An Beal Bocht Cafe, 445 W 238th St in Inwood, free.

10/24-25, 9:30ish oldschool C&W cult favorites Session Americana at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

10/24, 10 PM the self-explanatory, 90s style (i.e. metalish lead guitar, busy rhythm section) High Times CCB Reggae Allstars at Brooklyn Bowl, $10

10/25, 1:30 PM uneasily interesting female-fronted Seattle dreampop band Mega Bog at the Cameo Gallery, $5

10/25, 6 PM charismatic blues chanteuse/resonator guitarist Mamie Minch followed at 8 PM torchy sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner and band playing the album release album release show for their new one, followed by haunting, noir cumbia/Mexican harmony band Las Rubias del Norte at 10 at Barbes.

10/25, 6 PM awesomely noisy (their album has a Brandon Seabrook cameo) twin guitar postpunk/early 80s SST style metalish punk band Split/Red at Trans-Pecos

10/25, 7;30  PM Chengdu, China’s Sichuan Opera Theatre of Chengdu performs Wang Wenxun’s Raging Waves in the Sea of Desire – based on Eugene O’Neill’s “Desire Under the Elms” at the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 324 W 59th St, sugg don $30

10/25, 8 PM brilliant pianist Armen Donelian and his trio play Armenian-inspired jazz at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs.

10/25, 8 PM Shakir Khan plays classical Indian music for sitar at Roulette

10/25, 8 PM early music luminaties Le Poeme Harmonique sing dark renaissance works by Lalande, Charpentier and the greatest composer of all time, Anonymous at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St., $35 tix avail.

10/25, 8 PM Jose Alberto “El Canario” reunited for the first time with his original bandmates from pioneering 70s psychedelic salsa band Tipica ’73: Camilo Azuquita, Tito Allen, Sony Bravo, Johnny Rodriguez, Alfredo De La Fé and others at the Lehman Center at CUNY Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd, $35 tix avail but get em now.

10/25, 9ish Mesiko‘s Rachael Bell solo on her ancient 1960s analog synth – disquieting and unpredictable and a lot of fun –  at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

10/25, 9 PM Dubl Handi play Appalachian banjo tunes with cool guy/girl harmonies at the Jalopy, $10

10/25, 11 PM perennially popular Afrobeat/funk/groove unit Budos Band play the album release show for their new one at the Wick, $22.

10/26, 2:30 PM brilliant, lyrical pianist Karine Poghosyan plays works by Chopin, Debussy, Stravinsky, Komitas and DeFalla to benefit Armenian orphans at the Armenian Church, 152 E 34th St., $25/$15 stud.

10/26, 3 and 6:30 PM a screening of the Juilliard String Quartet documentary film  Speak the Music: Robert Mann and the Mysteries of Chamber Music followed by the Amphion String Quartet playing Beethoven’s Beethoven’s String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 at Symphony Space, free.

10/26, 4 PM edgy, tuneful postbop saxophonist Carl Bartlett Jr. leads a quintet at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. Flushing, a five minute walk from the Main St. Flushing 7 train station, free w/garden adm.

10/26, 4 PM Vox Luminis performs Heinrich Schütz’s pioneering 1636 pre-baroque Musikalische Exequien at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 tix avail.

10/26, 4 PM the American Symphony Orchestra play Schubert’s C Major Symphony at Symphony Space, $29 tix avail.

10/26, 4 PM Rolf Schulte, violin, and James Goldsworthy, piano perform works by Dvorák, Smetana,  Grieg and Josef Suk at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, no under-sixes, rsvp may be required

10/26, 4 PM legendary octogenarian first-wave cool jazz pianist Bertha Hope leads her quintet at Morris Campus Auditorium, 1110 Boston Road, Bronx, $5 sugg don

10/26, 6ish Barmaljova – haunting klezmer singer Inna Barmash and her virtuoso violist husband Ljova Zhurbin – followed by a killer guitar twinbill: Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers doing their Jimmy Bryant-inspired pastoral jazz followed at 10 by Stephane Wrembel and his intense, individualistic update on classic Romany guitar at Barbes.

10/26, 6 PM lyrical, cinematic composer/bassist Iris Ornig and her quintet – Dan Pratt on sax, David Smith on trumpet, Daisuke Abe on guitar and Ronen Itzik on drums – at 55 Bar

10/26, 8ish guitarist Paul Dresher‘s Double Duo with special guest stars pianist Lisa Moore and cellist Ashley Bathgate, plus performers on newly invented instruments the quadrachord and marimba lumina, premiering Dresher’s Family Matters plus Martin Bresnick’s Fantasia on a Theme by Willie Dixon at Roulette, $20/$15 stud

10/26, 10 PM Thurston Moore leads an unnamed band at Rough Trade, $15; this will sell out so fast it’s insane. His new instrumental trio album is a real return to twisted noisy 80s form.

10/26 creepy noir Americana/ghoulabilly band the Goddamn Gallows at Bowery Electric.

10/27, 7:30 PM pianist Katie Reimer’s Mimesis Ensemble play works by Stravinsky (Elegy for JFK and The Owl & the Pussycat), Mohammed Fairouz, Yip Harburg, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Irving Berlin and others at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $20

10/27, 8 PM the Kazakhstan-based Astana Opera Company make their New York debut performing Kazakh folk songs, arias by Kazakh composers Zhubanov-Khamidi, Rakhmadiev, and Mukhamedjanov along with standard-repertoire material and the Tschaikovsky Violin Concerto with soloist Erzhan Kulibaev at Carnegie Hall, $10 tix avail

10/27, 8:30 PM subtly soaring, eclectically original jazz chanteuse Whitney James on with Richard Padron on guitar and the reliably amazing Gregg August on bass at the Bar Next Door.

10/27, 10 PM tuneful, dazzlingly diverse jazz trumpeter Eric Vloeimans - who’s as at home with funk grooves as he is with resonant classically-inflected pieces – playing a rare NYC gig with Trio Xalam (Matt Darriau, Matt Kilmer, Brandon Terzic) at Drom, $10

10/27, 10 PM dramatic goth-tinged art-rock/metal siren Militia Vox and her band at Times Scare, 669 8th Avenue at 42nd St., $10 She’s also here on 11/2, same time.

10/28, 6 PM Jessica Gould, soprano & Noa Frenkel, contralto with Grant Herreid, theorbo and Pedro d’Aquino, harpsichord and organ perform rare Italian Jewish renaissance works by Benedetto Marcello, Francesco Durante, Barbara Strozzi, Salomone Rossi and G.F. Handel at St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia Univ., 116th/Bwy, free

10/28 a global brass twinbill: 7 PM France’s Radio Kaizman followed at 9 by massive ten-piece Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party at Barbes.

10/28, 7 PM tuneful composer/trombonist John Yao & His 17-piece Instrument play new big band jazz at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

10/28, 7:30 PM a klezmer violin showdown with Deborah Strauss, Vanessa Vroomans and special mystery guest at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

10/28-11/2 state-of-the-art lyrical saxman Joshua Redman leads his quartet at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

10/29, 7 PM creepy Halloween music played on the mighty organ at St. Paul’s Chapel uptown, 117th/Amsterdam Ave. including Bach’s famous Toccata in D plus the themes from the Munsters, Addams Family and the Alfred Hitchcock show, free!

10/29, 7 PM lost Jewish music from Belarus with Zisl Slepovitch and Litvakus at the Center for Jewish History , 15 W 16th St, $15

10/29, 7 PM Josh Quillen directs the NYU Steel playing “an Evening with Kendall Williams featuring the Crossfire Steel Orchestra in collaboration with the American Composers Orchestra at the Loewe Theatre, W 4th St. just west of Washington Square Park, free.

10/29, 7:30 PM the Spectrum Symphony of NY premieres the string orchestra version of Ljova Zhurbin’s piece “Mecklenburg” on a program with Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony and the Brahms Double Concerto at St. Joseph’s Church, 371 6th Ave. south of Waverly, $20

10/29, 8 PM pianist/flutist Diana Wayburn‘s hypnotically intense, spectacularly eclectic African/Middle Eastern/indie classical/improvisational Dances of the World Chamber Ensemble followed by the bass-and-twin-sax Philip Sirois Trio at The Three Jewels, 61 4th Ave (btwn 9th & 10th St) 3rd fl.

10/29, 8 PM clarinetist Mike McGinnis‘ Roadtrip Band “takes you on a ride through Bill Smith’s ahead-of-its-time 1957 Concerto for Clarinet & Jazz Combo along with McGinnis’ companion piece, Roadtrip” at Barbes.

10/29, 8 PM the Felice Bros. – the thinking/breathing person’s alternative to the Mumfords, et al. at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

10/29, 8 PM Michel Camilo, David Del Tredici, Joseph Kalichstein, Branford Marsalis, Erik Rönmark, Jeffrey Siegel, Joyce Yang & Fred Zlotkin play music of Liszt, Bach, Higdon, Del Tredici and others to celebrate Leonard Slatkin’s 70th birthday at Subculture, $35,

10/29, 9:30ish captivating southwestern gothic/oldtime blues/Americana songwriter Melaena Cadiz at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

10/29, 10 PM fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems with Hannah vs. the Many at Rock Shop, $!0

10/29, 10ish haphazardly unhinged, globally eclectic guitarist Yonatan Gat and band at Death by Audio, $10

10/30, 7PM the JACK Quartet, pianist Steven Beck, Vox n Plux, cellist Jay Campbell and Miranda Cuckson on viola.play new works by Jonathan Dawe, Charles Wuorinen, William Anderson and Matthew Greenbaum at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue just south of 118th St. free.

10/30, 8;30 PM two generations of fun, funny alt-country – the more lyrically-inclined Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion followed by the more guitarishly inclined Robbie Fulks at Union Hall, $15

10/30-31 grasscore icons the Infamous Stringdusters at Highline Ballroom. First night is a Grateful Dead tribute show starting at 9 PM, $25 adv tix rec. The 10/31 show starts an hour earlier and is over by 11.

10/30, 7:30 PM puckishly brilliant multi-instrumentalist and Electric Junkyard Gamelan leader Terry Dame and one of her ensembles at Barbes

10/30-11/2 serious oldschool bop; George Coleman Sr. – tenor saxophone; Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone; Harold Mabern – piano; John Webber – bass; George Coleman Jr. – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30.

10/30, 8 PM American Modern Ensemble play a creepy Halloween program: George Crumb: Music for a Summer Evening; David Del Tredici: Dracula; Robert Paterson: Hell’s Kitchen, Closet Full of Demons and Ghost Theater* at Merkin Concert Hall, $

10/30, 8 PM dark neo-garage punks the Dum Dum Girls at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

10/30, 10 PM lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino at Barbes

10/31, 5 PM hauntingly intense, lyrical, powerful acoustic singer Jessi Robertson in an increasingly rare solo acoustic performance, plus deviously dark murder ballad specialist Kelley Swindall at the American Folk Art Museum.

10/31, 6 PM darkly slinky jazz/reggae/latin/klezmer trumpeter Pam Fleming’s Dead Zombie Band play creepy original Halloween big band jazz on Waverly Ave., between Willoughby and DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, free, G to Clinton-Washington

10/31, 7 PM pianist Michael Riesman plays Philip Glass’ score to Dracula to accompany a screening of the original 1931 film at the Morgan Library, $25.

10/31, 8 PM two sets of murder ballads on Halloween at the Jalopy! Artists include Katherine Slingluff, Stuckey and Murray, Leigh Anderson and Fran Leadon, Trip Henderson and Emily Eagen, Jen Larson, Boo Reiners and Elena Skye, Diane Stockwell, Doug Hatt , $10 sugg don.

10/30, 8 PM intense, ethereal, atmospheric singer/composer Kristin Hoffmann with dance performances by Kaeshi Chai, Irina Akulenko, Troy Stallman (aka Rise of Troy), and Charly Wenzel performing songs from her latest ep The Human Compass: New Directions at the Slipper Room, $10

10/31, 8 PM fun oldtimey swing sounds bookended by two good bluegrass bands: fiddler Melody Allegra and her crew, deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band, newschool oldtimey guy/girl duo Barefoot & Bankside and rustic, sometimes ominously fiddle-driven string band Dancegrass at Union Hall, $12

10/31, 8 PM the Dirty Waltz project with Kate Prascher (mandolin, vocals), Mike Shapiro (harmonica, keys, vocals), Susie Greenebaum (violin), Rob Rapley (guitar), Mollie McQuarrie (accordion), and Chris Nattrass (bass)  at Barbes

10/31, 9 PM ageless garage rock legends the Fleshtones followed by similarly legendary but vital surf band Los Straitjackets with guest Deke Dickerson at the Bell House, $20.

10/31, 10 PM electic danceable dark pan-latin and worldbeat grooves with Paprika, who host a Halloween party at Branded Saloon

10/31, 11 PM ghoulabilly/retro rockers Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at Arlene’s, $10. 11/1 they’re at Dive Bar (which used to be a dive but hasn’t been one for a long time), Amsterdam Ave. just south of 96th St. at 9, free

11/1, 7:30/9:30 PM Australian powerhouse Jacam Manricks on alto saxophone with Gianluca Renzi on bass and Ross Pederson on drums  at the Bar Next Door .

11/1, 8 PM the haunting, charismatic, blues-infused king of noir New York rock songwriting, LJ Murphy and his band the Accomplices at Sidewalk.

11/1, 8 PM paradigm-shifting Navid Kandelousi on kamanchah and tar with an all-star Middle Eastern improvisational jazz crew; Patrick McGuire: cello ; Jeremy Smith: percussion ; Ava Nazar: piano at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs.

11/1, 8 PM Xalam – playing the music of the great Robert Johnson through the lens of traditional African music with Brandon Terzic on oud and ngoni, Pyeng Threadgill on vocals, Matt Kilmer on percussion, Tim Keiper on calabash, Matt Darriau on saxophone and kaval, Rufus Cappadocia on cello followed at 10 by horn-fueled, anthemic ranchera Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes

11/1, 8 PM darkly compelling, Tom Waits-ish Irish chanteuse/songwriter Lisa O’Neill at the Irish Arts Center, 553 W 51st St.

11/1, 8 PM Indian violinist Arun Ramamurthy and band play the release show for their fun, dynamic cross-pollinating new Jazz Carnatica album at Greenwich House Music School $15

11/1, 8 PM pianist Eunbi Kim and her jazz trio performs her theatrical program Murakami Music comprising piano works with theatrical readings that explore the lives behind the pianists in Harumi Murakami’s books including Sputnik Sweetheart, Kafka on the Shore, and Norwegian Wood, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave., $25 .

11/1, 9 PM ten-piece Brooklyn country/gypsy/acoustic rock institution M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10.

11/1, 9 PM the Dean Ween Group at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/1, 9 PM jangly Merseybeat revivalists the Above followed by garage rock guitar maven (and ex-Friggs bandleader) Palmyra Delran and her band and then purist Stockholm garage-punks Stupidity at 11 at the Delancey,

11/1, 9 PM sassy female-fronted C&W parodists Trailer Radio at Bar Chord

11/1, 9:30 PM innovative, intricate, captivating cello-and-marimba chamber pop duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi.

11/1 Mesiko - who’ve made the shift from paisley underground to more straight-up Lou Reed-influenced, growling NYC rock – at Baby’s All Right

11/2, 11 AM (eleven in the morning) choral ensemble Cantus sings works by Petronius, Josquin, Dvorak, Janacek and others at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, $22

11/2, 3 PM organist David Enlow plays the world premiere of his arrangement of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 (movements I, II and VI) plus arrangements of Debussy, Richard Strauss and Verdi and the legendary Cesar Franck Grand Pièce Symphonique at the Church of St Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave at 84th St., $20.

11/2, 7 PM pianist/flutist Diana Wayburn‘s hypnotically intense, spectacularly eclectic African/Middle Eastern/indie classical/improvisational Dances of the World Chamber Ensemble at the Parkside.

11/2, 7 PM prepare for some explosions: David Hobbs on alto sax and Weasel Walter on drums doing duos and solos at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. (Smith/Boerum Pl.), Cobble Hill, $10

11/3, 10 PM hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Cake Shop, $10.

11/4, 7 PM intense clarinet and violin-fueled klezmer group Litvakus followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/4, 7:30 PM dance like back in the old country with a live klezmer band led by intense German clarinet sensation Franzi Seehausen at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/4, 8/10 PM luminous, gorgeous state-of-the-art pastoral jazz with Bryan & the Aardvarks at the Jazz Gallery, this time with Glenn Zaleski on piano in place of Fabian Almazan, and Camila Meza on vocals!

11/4, 8 PM legendary bagpipe-and-strings Scottish traditional group Battlefield Band at Drom, $20 adv tix a must.

11/4, 8 PM Canta Libre play works by Villa-Lobos,  Sarasate, Ginastera and Piazzolla arranged for flute, harp and strings at  Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St. (between Columbus Ave & Broadway), $15.

11/4, 9:30 PM fun, anthemic Spector-esque retro girl-group band Pep at at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

11/4-6, 10:30 PM extremely popular, creepy indie band Deerhoof – sort of this era’s version of the Eels – at Baby’s All Right. Intense, charismatic singer/keyboadist Xenia Rubinos opens the 11/4 show at 9:30, $18

11/5, 7:30 indie classical ensemble Loadbang plays the album release show for their new one Monodramas plus performances by the Righteous Girls, Eve Beglarian, Paul Pinto and others at Greenwich House Music School, free CD with concert admission, $15/$10 stud/srs

11/6, 7 PM the UNSRC Symphony Orchestra plays Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in D, and Dvorak’s New World Symphony at Symphony Space, $22/$18 stud/srs.

11/6, 7:30 PM iconic jazz bassist Rufus Reid leads his big band in a performance of his exciting, blues-infused new suite Quiet Pride, inspired by sculptor Elizabeth Catlett’s work, at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

11/6, 7:30 PM a rare trio show by progressive jazz icon Steve Coleman with Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) and Anthony Tidd (bass) at the Jewish Museum, $18/$15 stud/srs.

11/6, 8:30/10:30 PM smart, tuneful postbop saxophonist/composer Patrick Cornelius with Russell Hall on bass and Gerry Gibbs on drums at the Bar Next Door

11/6, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez followed at 10 by psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes

11/6, 9 PM keyboardist/bassist Wendy Griffiths’ intricate, tuneful, intensely literate, kinetically fun art-rock band Changing Modes at Matchless.

11/6, 9 PM orginal, surfy, noirish original female-fronted rockabilly trio Catspaw at Desmond’s

11/6, 9:30ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on 11/20.

11/7, 5:30 PM CTMD impresario Pete Rushefsky – who’s also nimble on the tsimbl, the Ukrainian dulcimer – at the American Folk Art Museum

11/7, 7 PM hard-charging, creepy Nashville gothic narratives with MacMcCarty & the Kidd Twist Band at Sidewalk

11/7, 7 PM pianist Margaret Mills plays works by American composers at Third Street Music School Settlement, free, pre-concert lecture at 6:15

11/7, 8 PM the NYU Symphony play Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte; Ibert: Flute Concerto with Zachary Hicks, flute; Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite; Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite at the Church of St. Joseph, 6th Ave. just south of Waverly Place, free.

11/7, 8:30 PM brilliantly lyrical, politically fearless, guitarishly excellent Americana songwriter James McMurtry at the Mercury, $17 adv tix rec.

11/7, 9 PM subversive chanteuse and woman of a million voices Tammy Faye Starlite channels Nico at BAM Cafe, free. She’s so spot-on and cruelly funny, it’s scary.

11/7, 10 PM the Steep Canyon Rangers - famous for backing Steve Martin, though their own bluegrass/newgrass is killer as well – at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/7, 10ish Peter Hook & the Light at Irving Plaza, $35 – if legendary bassists playing covers from their old band (Joy Division) is your thing.

11/7, 10 PM pensive Americana songwriter Donna Susan at Desmond’s, free. Raised on punk, inspired by country, more honest and haunting than any of the newbies recently relocated to Bushwick.

11/8, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet- Anders Nilsson – guitar; David Ambrosio – bass; Satoshi Takeishi – drums and Tim Keiper – percussion followed at 6 by pianist Greta Gertler’s Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump, the similarly lush retro Franco-American chamber pop band les Chauds Lapins at 8 and horn-driven Colombian party band Chia’s Dance Party at 10 at Barbes.

11/8, 9 PM LES punk/surf/soul legends Simon and the Bar Sinisters at Beast of Bourbon.

11/8, 10 PM riveting retro bluegrass singer/bandleader Jen Larson plays the album release show for her new one at the Jalopy with an all-star cast, $10. She’s got one of those high lonesome voices that’ll give you goosebumps; her brief show at City Winery at the end of the summer was off the hook.

11/9, 3 PM Patricia Cay, mezzo-soprano and Max Lifchitz, piano perform songs by Ernesto Cordero, Max Lifchitz, Xavier Montsalvatge, Manuel M. Ponce & Heitor Villa-Lobos at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free.

11/9, 5 PM pianists Steven Gosling, Evelyne Luest, cellist Sophie Shaq and others play works by Milhaud, Kernis, Chopin and Brahms at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow

11/9, 7 PM 90s indie chick nostalgia: lyrical dark folk songwriter Tara Jane O’Neil, the Rogers Sisters (who were good for awhile), dark guitar legend Thalia Zedek and band and gritty indie trio Versus at Rough Trade, $20.

11/9, 7 PM plaintive pastoral jazz with saxophonist Jeremy Udden’s Plainville – Will Graefe – guitar, Pete Rende – accordion, Eivind Opsvik – bass, RJ MIller – drums followed at 8:30 by similarly tuneful guitairst Mike Baggetta and his Quartet – Jason Rigby – saxophones, Cameron Brown – bass, George Schuller – drums playing the album release show for their new one Thieves and Secrets at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

11/9, 11ish Mesiko - who’ve made the shift from paisley underground to more straight-up Lou Reed-influenced, growling NYC rock – play the album release show for their long-awaited new one at Bowery Electric, $8

11/9 aptly titled 70s outlaw country-tinged highway rockers Waylon Speed at Trash

11/10, 7 PM the Janacek Quartet play a program TBA at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St, free.

11/10, 8 PM edgy, socially conscious hip-hop with Rabbi Darkside at Spike Hill

11/10, 8 PM the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig with Nikolaj Znaider, violin play Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 and Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 (“Reformation”) at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

11/10, 8:30 the Nels Cline Singers play 2 sets of noisy, unpredictable postrock-flavored guitar jazz at Rough Trade, $16 adv tix rec.

11/10, 11 PM hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes  play the album release show for their new one at Baby’s All Right, $10

11/11, 7 PM Ballkan trumpeter Ben Holmes and accordionist Patrick Farrell followed by ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at 9 at Barbes

11/11, 7 PM lute virtuoso Hopkinson Smith plays an all-Bach program at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium. 417 E 61 St (between First and York Avenues), $35/$25 stud/srs

11/11, 7:30 PM klezmer dance madness with Binyomin Ginzberg (of the Breslov Bar Band), Boris Corchesko, amazingly eclectic guitarist Avi Fox-Rosen & Ari Folman-Cohen at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/11, 8 PM intense, soaring folk noir songwriter Jessie Kilguss plays the album release show for her new one at Bowery Electric on a killer triplebill: NYC’s preeminent literate janglerock/chamber pop bandleader Ward White and the similarly dark, anthemic Matt Keating follow on the bill.

11/11, 9 PM intriguing jazz quartet Old Time Musketry, who blend oldtimey swing, modern bucolic styles and darker, more challenging improvisational sounds at Bar Chord

11/11, 9  PM eclectic British Americana chanteuse Caridad Harmon – who’s equally at home with pensive southern folk as with elegant jazz – at the big room at the Rockwood, free.

11/12, 8 PM new variations on oldtimey Americana sounds: resonator guitarist Zeke Healey with violist Karen Waltuch at 7, at Barbes

11/12, 8 PM flutist/impresario Amelia Lukas’ first Ear Heart Music program of the season kicks off with a bang, Contemporaneous playing John Adams’ joyous Son of Chamber Symphony; Julia Wolfe’s sinister Vermeer Room; a vigorous piece from Yotam Haber and a playful one from Thomas Ades at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

11/13, 7 PM edgy acoustic Americana/talking blues/murder ballad singer Kelley Swindall followed at 8 by fiery Canadian gothic rocker Lorraine Leckie playing the album release show for her smoldering new oldschool LES rock record at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

11/13, 7:30 PM passionate New Orleans trombonist/gospel shouter Glenn David Andrews, Crooked Still’s purist bluegrass/Americana bandleader and brilliant singer Aoife O’Donovan, Elle King (the Americana version of Cat Power), and charmingly harmony-driven, tuneful acoustic Americana guy/girl duo the Spring Standards at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

11/13, 7:30ish searing, edgily funny female-fronted Americana/punk rockers Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric, $10.

11/13, 8 PM dark urbane Romany song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and band followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

11/13 the world’s best noir instrumental outfit, guitarist Steve Ulrich’s menacing trio Big Lazy play the album release show for their creepy new masterpiece Don’t Cross Myrtle at the McKittrick Hotel.

11/13, 8 PM C4, the Choral Composer/Conductor Colleective performs composer Lisa Bielawa’s war-themed Lamentations for a City plus new works by Christopher Marshall, Bettina Sheppard, Andrea Clearfield, Timothy Brown, Bill Heigen, and Lisa Whitson Burns at Galapagos; the program repeats on 11/15 at 8 at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St.; $20 adv tix rec.

11/13-14, 10 PM the Rural Alberta Advantage – sort of the Canadian Rockies’ version of the Jayhawks – at Bowery Ballroom, $18 adv tix rec

11/14 explosive Balkan brass jamband Raya Brass Band – with Greg Squared on clarinet and alto sax followed by intense Balkan singer Sarah Small’s eclectic, Middle Eastern-flavored trio Hydra with violinist Rima Fand and mandolinist Yula Beeri and then a double feature of filmmaker Josephine Decker‘s creepy  Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely at MINY Media Center, 30 John St., downtown Brooklyn, F to York St.

11/14, 8 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Rock Shop, $10

11/14, 8 PM eclectic, hard-driving indie classica/jazz violinist David Wong & High Strung at the Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr (the BMCC auditorium on Chambers St.), $15.

11/14, 9 PM rare noir jazz and cinematic themes from the 30s and 40s with Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra followed by the cosmopolitan, global Carte Blanche Jazz Band at the Jalopy, $10

11/14, 9:30ish wryly amusing urban country storyteller/bandleader Alex Battles & Whisky Rebellion at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

11/14, 11 PM sprawlingly creepy oldtimey/Americana guys O’Death – whose new album is characteristically excellent – at the Bell House, $15.

11/14, 11 PM artsy, wickedly catchy janglerock band Long Faces – part glistening retro 80s, with a little funk and 4AD rainy day feel  -at the small room at the Rockwood.

11/14 the Living Kills - who distinguish themselves from the legions of riff-rocking 4th-wave garage rock imitators with Jen Bassett’s creepy, swirly organ – play the album release show for their new one at the Knitting Factory.

11/15, 6 PM arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, pianist Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump followed at 8 PM by Tongues in Trees - vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, and guitarist Grey McMurray from itsnotyouitsme – and then hauntingly harmony-driven cumbia/bolero/retro Mexican harmony band Las Rubias del Norte at 10 at Barbes

11/15, 7:30 sharp, experimental shamisen improviser Yumiko Tanaka creates a live soundtrack to Teinosuke Kinugasa’s legendary, hallucinatory 1928 avant garde silent film Crossroads at the Japan Society, 333 E 47th St., $15/$12 stud/srs

11/15, 8 PM perennially powerful, tuneful, lyrically relevant Irish rockers Black 47 are disbanding – this is their final B.B. King’s show, $30 adv tix rec.

11/15, 8 PM newgrass jams with the Yonder Mountain String Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $27.50 adv tix rec.

11/15, 8 PM classic flamenco with Felah Menguz and Espiritu Gitano at Roulette, $20.

11/15, 8 PM NY Polyphony sing Spanish choral works by Spanish liturgical music by Morales, Guerrero and Victoria at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th St), $35/$21 stud

11/15, 8 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers sing works by emerging composers Eleanor Bragg, Phillip Golub, Andrew Hsu, Tengku Irfan, Sidarth Jayadev, Molly Joyce, Michael Parsons, Gabriella Smith, Conrad Tao and Jonas Tarm at Merkin Concert Hall, $25/$20 stud/srs

11/15, 9:30ish punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

11/16, 11 AM (eleven in the morning) the Simón Bolivar String Quartet make their New York debut playing Ginastera: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 and Brahms: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1 at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, $22

11/16. 2 PM the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra plays Janacek: Taras Bulba; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2; Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $19 tix avail.

11/16, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Griffes – The White Peacock; Schumann – Cello Concerto; Sibelius – Symphony No. 1 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

11/16, 3 PM  violinist Tema Watstein, pianist Cherie Khor, and cellist Benjamin Larsen play works by Schubert, Brahms, Robert Sirota and Marjorie Merryman at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place, Park Slope, free

11/16, 4 PM piano/winds chamber ensemble An Die Musik play a family-friendly program including works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and a wryly narrative piece by bandleader Robert Mann at Merkin Concert Hall.

11/16, 7 PM saxophonist Matt Nelson plays a solo set for the release of his new album Lower Bottoms followed by the assaultive duo of Brandon Seabrook on guitar and Brandon Lopez on bass at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. (Smith/Boerum Pl.), Cobble Hill, $10

11/16, 10 PM horn-fueled country jamband Yarn at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

11/17, 7:30 PM the Enso String Quartet with Aaron Wunsch, piano play works by Shostakovich, Janacek and Beethoven at Advent/Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

11/17, 7:30 PM the NY Phil‘s Contact avant garde chamber music series kicks off this year’s schedule with new compositions from Daníel Bjarnason, Ingram Marshall, Missy Mazzoli, and Timo Andres; John Adams is emcee, at Subculture, $35

11/17, 10 PM singer Corinne Winters and pianist Steven Blier perform Spanish art-songs from their new album at Henry’s Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th St., $10

11/18, doors and drinks at 5:30, show at 6 PM, indie classical quartet Loadbang play new and recent works by Alex Mincek, Scott Wollschleger, Charles Wuorinen and Reiko Füting at the Miller Theatre, free.

11/18, 7 PM keyboardist Michael Hearst’s Songs for Fearful Flyers play the album release show for their new one: ” It’s estimated that one in five people have a fear of flying. Michael Hearst is one of those people. His new album tries to allay those fears with songs such as It’s Only A Sound, Alprazolam and Like Bumps In The Road. Narration courtesy of fellow fearful flyer Whoopi Goldberg. A stewardess will serve mini cocktails, leg room will be limited and our uncomfortable seats will be outfitted with vomit bags. Some music will be played,” followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/18, 7 PM violinist and Earthen Grave bandleader Rachel Barton Pine plays Bach’s Sonata in G Minor and selections from Paganini’s 24 Caprices, Op. 1, plus new works dedicated to her from Mohammed Fairouz and Earl Maneein at P.S. 321, 180 7th Ave.,Park Slope, R to Union St. and walk uphill, $15

11/18, 7:30 PM Psoy Korolenko play their wryly edgy “KlezBard Cabaret” folk-rock at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/18, 7:30 PM the Donald Sinta Quartet- Dan Graser, soprano saxophone; Zach Stern, alto  saxophone;  Joseph Girard, tenor saxophone; and Danny Hawthorne-Foss, baritone saxophone – play their arrangements of the Barber Adagio and Schubert’s Quartettsatz plus works by Pierne, Ligeti and others at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.

11/18, 7:30 PM the American Contemporary Music Ensemble play a program of Polish composers including Panufnik’s String Quartet No. 2, “Messages” and his Song to the Virgin Mary, plus Alesksander Lason’s String Quartet No. 4 and Deciso e affetuoso for solo cello at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/18, 8 PM smart, tuneful, lyrically thoughtful oldschool soul revivalist Dina Regine plays the album release show for her new one at Bowery Electric.

11/18-23, 8:30/10:30 PM  Miguel Zenon and his quartet – drummer Henry Cole, pianist Luis Perdomo and bassist Hans Glawischnig – celebrate his new CD Identities are Changeable with a stand at the Vanguard, $25. What JD Allen is to the tenor sax lately, this guy is the alto. Different idioms, same intensity.

11/18, 9 PM haunting, brilliantly lyrical noir songwriter Karla Moheno - whose latest album might be the year’s best – at the big room at the Rockwood, free

11/19, 7 PM pianist Benjamin Hochman plays works by Matthew Aucoin, Bach, Dallapiccola, Frescobaldi, Ligeti, and Schumann at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue just south of 118th St. free

11/19, 8 PM  a new Rumi-inspired collaboration between intense, expressive Ottoman Turkish singer Ahmet Erdogdular and Armenian-American oud virtuoso/composer Ara Dinkjian with their bands and dancers, playing Turkish classical themes and improvisations at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$20 stud/srs

11/20, 7 PM haunting, intense, politically-fueled Tunisian-French art-rock bandleader/singer Emel Mathlouthi at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. just north of 34th St., $25.

11/20, 7 PM a raptly compelling duo show by eclectic Mexican torch singer Magos Herrera and terse flamenco guitarist Javier Limón at Joe’s Pub

11/20, 7/9 PM the Jack Quartet plays their new arrangement of Monteverdi’s Orfeo plus Matthias Pintscher’s Studies for Treatise on the Veil written in response to Cy Twombly’s painting (currently on display) at the Morgan Library, $30.

11/20, 7 PM indie classical group Now Ensemble play new works by Patrick Burke, Mark Dancigers, Missy Mazzoli (whose Songs from the Uproar they recorded, brilliantly), and Derek Bermel at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must.

11/20-21, 8/10 PM ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party play their high-voltage original arrangement of Duke Ellington’s iconic Far East Suite (which actually sounds a lot more Middle Eastern) at Barbes, $15 cover per set.

11/20, 9 PM the Brooklyn What – NYC’s most intense, funny, socially aware rockers followed by similarly lyrical 90s-style alt-country band Butchers Blind at the Cameo Gallery, $8

11/21, 7 PM Chiu-Chen Liu, viola and Vanessa Lee, piano play works by Schumann at Third Street Music School Settlement, free.

11/21, 8 PM innovative flute/viola/cello trio Eight Strings and a Whistle perform  Thought’s Torsion by Peri Mauer, Scott Brickman’s French Suite, Albert Roussel’s Trio, Op. 40, a charming work by Paul Wranitzky, Mark Winges’ Dusk Music and Martin Rokeach’s Going Up? at the Tenri Institute, 43A West 13th St

11/21, 8:30 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express – the thinking person’s Tom Petty – at the Bell House, $15.

11/21, 8:30 PM edgy, darkly intense pianist/composer Bobby Avey with his trio and special guest Rudresh Mahanthappa on alto sax, opening night at new venue the Beethoven Concert Space, 211 W 58th St., $15

11/21, 9:30ish catchy oldtimey all-female string band the Calamity Janes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

11/21 state-of-the-art current-day Jamaican reggae stylings: Black-Am-I and I Wayne at Albany Manor, 585 Albany Ave (Midwood St/Rutland Rd) in Crown Heights, 2/5 to Winthrop St. and about an eight-block walk;; 11/23 they’ll be at B.B King’s

11/22, 7 PM Alabama Americana songwriter Nell Robinson & the Rose of No-Man’s Land with special guest Ramblin’ Jack Elliott play songs about wars of the past 250 years (with an intense, theatrical audience-interactive component) at Joe’s Pub, $25.

11/22, 8 PM Slavic Soul Party trumpeter/composer Kenny Warren‘s oldtime yet brand-new Americana group Laila & Smitty with Jeremiah Lockwood and Ilusha Tsinadze on blues guitar, MYK Freedman on lap steel, and Adam Hopkins and Carlo Costa on upright bass and drums followed by wild, bone-chilling Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band at Littlefield, $10.

11/22, 8 PM the Roulette Sisters’ badass resonator guitarist Mamie Minch followed at 10 by accordionist Rob Curto’s rustic, sometimes haunting Brazilian forro band at Barbes

11/22 wickedly tuneful female-fronted noir surf/dark garage band the Wytches at Baby’s All Right

11/24 soaring harmony-driven newgrass/folk noir trio the Stray Birds at the Rockwood.

11/25, 7:30 PM drummers all have the biggest address books because the good ones are always in demand. See who Aaron Alexander (leader of fiery, majestic klezmer jazz big band the Ayn Sof Orchestra) brings out ot the woodwork tonight at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/25 intricate, fascinating guitar conversations and duels: Nels Cline and Julian Lage play the album release show for their new duo cd, Room at Subculture.

11/26, 8 PM Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music from the 20s and 30s at Barbes

11/26, 9ish old stoners never stop writing rhymes: Method Man & Redman at the Nokia Theatre, $30 tix avail.

11/28, 8 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester at followed at 10  by the self-explanatory, oldtimey Jug Addicts at Barbes

11/29, 6 PM arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, pianist Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump followed at 8 by accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey and at 10 by Pogues accordionist James Fearnley with  accordionist Nathan Koci, bouzouki- and banjo-player, Sean Condron, guitarist Mark McAdam, bassist George Rush and drummer Aaron Latos at Barbès.

11/29, 9:30ish explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

11/30, 7 PM a rare duo show with drummer Susie Ibarra (who’s got an entrancingly good new Electric Kulintang album out) and her old bassist pal William Parker at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. (Smith/Boerum Pl.), Cobble Hill, $15

12/1, 7 PM wickedly cachy, darkly keyboard-driven Colombian psychedelic cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

12/2 7:30 PM classic hundred-year-old klezmer grooves with pianist Dave Levitt and his Trio featuring Mike Cohen and Christina Crowder at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

12/2, 7:30 PM violinist Miranda Cuckson and members of the Da Capo Chamber Players and Manhattan String Quartet play eight works for strings and piano, including Carl Kanter’s Piano Trio; Leo Kraft’s Six Pieces for Violin with Piano Obbligato; Eugene W. McBride’s Moments for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano; Scott Miller’s Coots and Rails, scored for three violins; and Craig Slon’s String Quartet. at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $20 sugg don

12/4, 7:30 PM Federico Agostini, violin and Enrico Elisi, piano play Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96 at the Morgan Library, $25.

12/6, 10 PM the world’s darkest, most slashing horror surf band, the Coffin Daggers followed by the Lynchian, jangly Lost Patrol at Otto’s

12/9, doors and drinks at 5:30, show at 6 PM, the Mivos Quartet parse the avant garde spectrum for works by Martin Stauning, Patrick Higgins, a new arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Contrapunctus XIX, and György Kurtág’s cult favorite suite of “microludes” at the Miller Theatre, free.

12/9 7:30 PM trumpeter Jordan Hirsch’s Band of Dreamers plays for a Yiddish dance party at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

12/10, 7 PM pianists Adam Tendler and Sarah Cahill play Luciano Berio works at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue just south of 118th St. free.

12/13 smart, edgy guitar paradigm-shifter Mary Halvorson followed by the eclectic Lucky Chops Brass Band playing their party favorites at Industry City Distillery, 33 35th St in Gowanus, N/R to 36th St.

12/15, 7 PM wild, eclectic, jam-oriented worldbeat/klezmer band Metropolitan Klezmer play the album release show for their long-awaited new live one at the Eldridge Street Synagogue just north of Division St., $20/$15 stud/srs .

12/16, 7:30 PM a monster Hanukkah blowout with Montreal’s Shtreiml w/Jason Rosenblatt & Ismail Fencioglu at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

12/30, 9:30ish Deer Tick plays Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True plus originals at Brooklyn Bowl, $20 – this is the most enticing night of a long stand here where the band plays their own stuff plus some pretty dubious cover nights.

12/30, 7:30 PM JC Hopkins and his Biggish Band play classics by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

12/30 dark garage rockers the Detroit Cobras at Bowery Electric

New York City Live Music Calendar for September and October 2014

There’s a new calendar for October and November and it’s here.

Updates continuing pretty much daily, throughout the month: you might want to bookmark this page and check back to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. If you see a show listed without the start time, that’s because either the artist, their publicist or the venue in question sent incomplete info: those acts are usually listed last on a particular date.  Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. The next concerts are Sept 6 and 9 exploring Clementi and two admirers: Brahms and Beethoven. email for info/location.

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

Mondays at the Jazz Standard it’s all Mingus, whether with the Mingus Orchestra, Big Band or Mingus Dynasty: as jazz goes, it’s arguably the most exhilarating show of the week, every week. The first-rate players always rise to the level of the material. Sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 and worth it.

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 8:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

Three Mondays in September, 9 PM female-fronted punk-popo band the Whiskey Bitches - who mix Ramones stomp with Runaways sneer – at Arlene’s, free

Mondays at the Vanguard the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – composer Jim McNeely’sreliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

Mondays in September (check the Barbes website for updates), 9:30ish Chicha Libre plays their home turf at Barbes. The world’s most vital, entertaining oldschool chicha band, they blend twangy, frequently noir Peruvian surf sounds with cumbia and other south-of-the-border styles with swirling psychedelic jams and deep dub interludes. Show up early because they are insanely popular.

Mondays in August, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood. Now you can go see him since the Living Room, that hellhole where he used to rehearse on Monday nights, is closed forever!

Mondays in September at 11 brilliantly lyrical oldtimey bandleader/guitarist/violinist Pete Lanctot at Pete’s. No, he doesn’t own the place. But he does play jaunty, catchy, edgy songs with all kinds of clever wordplay. You ought to see him sometime.

Also Mondays in September Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11:30 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party til past three in the morning. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota on trombone, with frequent special guests.

Tuesdays in September clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  at 9 PM at Barbes. Get there as soon as you can as they’re very popular. $10 cover.

Tuesdays at around 10 Julia Haltigan and her band play 11th St. Bar. A torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is.

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

Every Wednesday, 8:30 PM Jazz with Attitude featuring Wayne Holmes on keys, Jeff Sheloff on sax, Shinya Miyomoto on drums, Dave Jones on bass and Stephanay JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

Wednesdays in September, 8:30 PM guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg (of Dr. Lonnie Smith’s band) leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, $12.

Wednesdays at 9 PM Feral Foster’s Roots & Ruckus takes over the Jalopy, a reliably excellent weekly mix of oldtimey acts: blues, bluegrass, country and swing.

Thursdays and Fridays in September Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in Balkan music.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

Fridays at 5 PM in September, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

Fridays in August at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in September at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays in September, 6 PM wittty, tuneful Microscopic Septet co-founder and pianist Joel Forrester – the guy who wrote the Fresh Air radio theme – at Barbes

Saturdays eclectic compelling Brazilian jazz chanteuse Marianni and her excellent band at Zinc Bar, three sets starting at 10 PM.

Sundays there’s a klezmer brunch at City Winery, show starts around 11:30 AM – 2 PM, $10 cover, no minimum, lots of good bands.

Sundays at 4 PM fun, hellraising booze-fueled acoustic Americana band Jumbo Brown at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave. (next to Nitehawk Cinema), Williamsburg.

Sundays at 5 PM Durban-born Thuli Dumakude’s African/American music revue features choral group Thokoza – six South African and African women singing classics and obscure material from Southern church gospel to traditional South African Township songs – at the Jackie Onassis Theatre, 120 West 46thStreet between Broadway and 6th Ave., $30/$20 stud/srs

Every Sunday the Ear-Regulars, led by trumpeter Jon Kellso and (frequently) guitarist Matt Munisteri play NYC’s only weekly hot jazz session starting around 8 PM at the Ear Inn on Spring St. Hard to believe, in the city that springboarded the careers of thousands of jazz legends, but true. This is by far the best value in town for marquee-caliber jazz: for the price of a drink and a tip for the band, you can see world-famous players (and brilliant obscure ones) you’d usually have to drop $100 for at some big-ticket room. The material is mostly old-time stuff from the 30s and 40s, but the players (especially Kellso and Munisteri, who have a chemistry that goes back several years) push it into some deliciously unexpected places.

Sundays in September, 8:30/11 PM the mighty, politically astute, symphonically majesticArturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, $30 seats avail

Sundays in September, 8:30 PM purist guitarist Peter Mazza – who gets the thumbs up from bop-era legend Gene Bertoncini – leads a series of trios at the Bar Next Door.

Sundays in September at 9 Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places. He’s also very popular: get there early.

9/1, 7 PM moodily anthemic female-fronted darkwave/trip-hop band the Smoke Fairies at Rough Trade, free

9/1, 10ish kick-ass dark garage rock and monster surf with Twin Guns at Bowery Electric, $12

9/2 singer Kavita Shah leads a quintet with guitar and piano, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20. Her new album adds rustic, occasionally otherworldly Indian folk touches to her lively, lilting compositions.

9/2, 7:30 PM the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble plays an Ellington/Strayhorn program at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

9/2-7, 8:30/10:30 PM  the Stone moves to the West Village! A rotating cast of characters play two performances per night from John Zorn’s Masada: Book of Angels, books 2 and 3, $25.

9/2, 10 PM luminous singer/violinist Mireya Ramos’ ostensibly aphrodisiac Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group – at Brooklyn Bowl, $5. 9/5 they’re at Barbes at 10 for free.

9/3, 7 PM classical Indian music with singer Mashkoor Ali Khan at the Rubin Museum of Art, $25.

9/3 pianist Ethan Iverson gets presumably oldschool with drum legend Tootie Heath, with Ben Street on bass, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25.

9/3, 8 PM a killer dance twinbill: Afrobeat from Zongo Junction and edgy funk and vintage disco from Afrolicious at Brooklyn Bowl, $10. The following night, 9/4 Afrolicious are at Shrine at midnight-ish. 

9/3, 9 PM catchy, anthemic Irish/Americana band County Kings at Bar Chord.

9/3, 9:30 PM haunting, otherworldly three-woman Bulgarian choir Black Sea Hotel – who do fascinating original arrangements of ancient Baltic tunes – at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix req.

9/3, 10 PM Forq – Henry Hey…keyboards; Adam Rogers…guitar; Michael League…bass; Jason ‘JT’ Thomas…drums – plays the album release show for their new one at 55 Bar.

9/4, 7 PM the Brothers Nazaroff, fronted by subversive klezmer-rock songwriter Daniel Kahn, play songs from the twisted midcentury Odessa underworld, a tribute to the legendary mysterious outsider Yiddish troubadour Nathan “Prince” Nazaroff’s cult classic 1954 album Jewish Freilach Songs at the Eldridge St. Synagogue, Eldridge St. btw Canal/Division, $20

9/4, 7:30 PM cellist Maya Beiser plays Led Zeppelin, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Muddy Waters and AC/DC at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/4, 8:30 PM tuneful saxophonist/composer Patrick Cornelius leads an octet with Jason Palmer, trumpet; John Ellis, tenor sax, bass clarinet; Nick Vayenas, trombone; Miles Okazaki, guitar; Glenn Zaleski, piano; Peter Slavov, bass; Henry Cole, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

9/4-7 drummer Dafnis Prieto with an excellent lineup: Peter Apfelbaum – tenor saxophone; Mike Rodriguez – trumpet; Felipe Lamoglia – alto saxophone ; Manuel Valera – piano; Johannes Weidenmueller – bass, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/30 on the weekend.

9/4, 8 PM deviously witty, charismatic, lyrical keyboardist/accordionist Rachelle Garniez at Barbes followed at 10 by haunting Romany jazz chanteuse/bandleader (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl.

9/4, 8 PM cult favorite Irish chamber pop crooner Pierce Turner at Connolly’s.

9/4, 9 PM smart, wryly lyrical hard country/honkytonk rocker Mike Stinson at Hill Country.

9/5, 4 PM and continuing daily through 9/11, 8 AM – 11 PM Christopher Janney’s Sonic Forest sound/light installation, which empowers passersby to compose anything from a simple tune to a “communal symphony” with others, in LaGuardia Park (between Bleecker and Houston on LaGuardia Place).

9/5, 7 PM haunting oldschool country band Karen & the Sorrows at at the small room at the Rockwood

9/5, 8 PM sultry, amusingly charming female-fronted French chanson revivalists Les Chauds Lapins followed at 10 by eclectic, haunting Mexican noir folk band Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi crew- at Barbes.

9/5, 8:30 PM phantasmagorical chanteuse Carol Lipnik with psychedelic art-rock pianist Matt Kanelos on piano at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 plus $10 drink min very strictly enforced.

9/5, 9 PM unselfconsciously haunting great plains folk noir chanteuse Ember Schrag – this blog’s new favorite songwriter- with her psychedelic rock band, followed at 10 by slinky dark Stonesy female-fronted garage/psychedelic band Coke Weed at Trans-Pecos, $8. The following night Sept 6 at 11 PM Schrag plays her acoustic stuff at Pete’s.

9/5, 9 PM Brown Sabbath play oldschool 70s style psychedelic soul covers of Sabbath classics at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

9/5, 9/10 PM lyrical cutting-edge jazz pianist Kris Davis leads her trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

9/5, 9 PM hilarious female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band Trailer Radio at Beast of Bourbon.

9/5, 10:30 PM catchy anthemic Oasis soundalikes Second Dan followed by charming French pop revivalists Banda Magda at 11:30 PM at the big room at the Rockwood

9/5, time TBA, female-fronted dark soul band Shenandoah & the Night at Friends & Lovers, $10. 9/19 they’re at the small room at the Rockwood at 7.

9/6, 2 PM cello-driven psychedelic art-rock, worldbeat and reggae with Deoro at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

9/6, starting at 3ish a typical, eclectically brilliant quadruplebill at Barbes the Erik Satie Quartet- Anders Nilsson – guitar; David Ambrosio – bass; Satoshi Takeishi – drums and Tim Keiper – percussion followed at 4 by quirky family-friendly instrumentalists Songs for Unusual Creatures, the somewhat similarly quirky Joel Forrester solo on piano at 6, guitarishly brilliant Afrobeat band Timbila at 8 and diverse, brassy Mexican ranchera-polka group Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at 10.

9/6, 4 PM dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko and intense lyrical songwriter Erika Simonian’s subtle, captivating more-or-less acoustic band Little Silver in the garden at Broadway and Greene in Bushwick, free. 9/12 at 11ish Mesiko are at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

9/6, 6 PM brassy, intense, no-nonsense jazz singer Kristina Koller and her quartet at Shrine.

9/6, 7 PM a good ska/punk quadruplebill at Grand Victory with Lion’s Law, Step 2 Far, Skarroneros and Inspecter 7 headlining, $15

9/6, 8/10 PM the massive, tuneful, perennially explosive Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra at SOB’s, $30

9/6, 8 PM the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn – Charlene and Mo from Spanking Charlene singing the saddest acoustic covers they can find – at Sidewalk

9/6, 8:30 PM wry, literate underground songwriter duo Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby followed by ageless dark glam rocker Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix rec.

9/6, 9 PM dark Middle Eastern-tinged instrumentalist Sir Richard Bishop at Issue Project Room, $15.

9/6, 9 PM surf rock with Coney Island Whitefish at Freddy’s.

9/6, 9/10:30 PM trumpeter John McNeil and saxophonist Jeremy Udden’s catchy quartet Hush Point at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

9/6, 10:30 PM psychedelic funk/hip-hop band Mamarazzi followed at 11:30 by fun, anthemic Spector-esque retro girl-group band Pep at the big room at the Rockwood

9/6, half past midnight, Rolling Stones saxophonist Tim Ries & the East Gipsy Band at the Blue Note, $10.

9/7, 2 PM monster multiple-piano ensemble Grand Band plays six-piano music by Steve Reich, Kate Moore, Philip Glass, and two New York premieres by Michael Gordon on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

9/7, 8 PM the eclectic Balkan/latin/hip-hop Underground Hornsoriginal psychedelic funk/hip-hop band Mamarazzi and then Niger desert blues guitar sensation Bombino at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

9/7, 10 PM the incomparable, deviously lyrical alt-country legend Amy Allison at 2A

9/8, 8 PM accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project,Bombay Rickey play the album release party for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix req.

9/8, 8 PM catchy, purist original bluegrass with Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys at the Rockwood.

9/8, 8:30 PM richly tuneful unpredictable classically-tinged jazz improvisation: the Sylvie Courvoisier Trio with Kenny Wollesen and Drew Gress at Roulette, $20/$15 stud.

9/8, 10:30 PM art-rocker/indie classical violinist Christina Courtin at the big room at the Rockwood

9/9, 7 PM intense, edgily tuneful Texas trumpeter Stan Killian leads his quartet at 55 Bar

9/9 bassist Ben Wolfe leads a tuneful quartet with Orrin Evans – piano; Donald Edwards – drums; Stacy Dillard – tenor saxophone, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

9/9, 7:30 PM charmingly jaunty French jazz chanteuse Cyrille Aimee at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

9/9, 8 PM lyrical jazz piano star Brad Mehldau with his trio at BAM, $25 seats avail.

9/9, 9 PM Ensemble LPR performs string quartets by Lounge Lizards founder John Lurie along with tunes reimagined for string quintet at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/9 haunting, intense folk noir/Americana harmony duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne at Baby’s All Right

9/10, 7 PM Sandaraa feat. superstar chanteuse Zeb Bangash, Patrick Farrell (accordion), Richie Barshay (percussion), Eylem Basaldi (violin), Zoe Guigueno (bass) and Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) blend haunting Pakistani and Balkan sounds at the Rubin Museum of Art, $25

9/10, 7:30 PM New York Baroque Incorporated plays music of Vivaldi, Telemann, Stradella, and Huang Ruo at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/10-11, Steel House play their edgy lyrical compositions with Scott Colley – bass; Edward Simon – piano; Brian Blade – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25.

9/10, 7:30 PM New York Baroque Incorporated plays music of Vivaldi, Telemann, Stradella, and Huang Ruo at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/10, 8 PM Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes.

9/10, 8 PM organist Paul Jacobs plays works by Bach and Reger at Juilliard’s Paull Hall, 155 W 65th St.

9/10, 8 PM three piano trios: Adam Kromelow’s Krom, the darkly cinematic Danny Fox Trio, and the Cory Henry Trio at Subculture.

9/10, 8:30 PM a solo show by intense jazz singer/composer Jen Shyu with pre-concert screening and discussion of her fieldwork in East Timor, Java, Taiwan, South Korea, Kalimantan, as source material for her Solo Rites: Seven Breaths project at Seeds

9/10, 9 PM Phil Spector-style girlgroup revivalists Pep followed by edgy, Lynchian noir soul crooner Nick Waterhouse at Rough Trade, $18 adv tix rec

9/10-11, 9 PM soulpunk/psychedelic band Clear Plastic Masks open for the similar but less consistently good White Denim at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20 – the 9/12 show is sold out.

9/10, 9ish  glam/goth goddess Kristeen Young at Bowery Electric

9/10, 10 PM 90s sci-fi/surf instrumental masked men Man or Astroman at Brooklyn Bowl, $15. They’re also at the Mercury the following night, 9/11 at 10:30 for the same price.

9/10 original Fela drummer Tony Allen leads his own Afrobeat band at SOBs

9/11, noon-6 PM a politically relevant 9/11 themed day of theatre and performance at First Street Green Park, 33 E 1st St. with speakers Reverend Frank Morales and Paul DeRienzo, a Occupy 911 Art show, and 9/11 plays titled David’s Aliens, Naked Uncle Sam, 9/11 & the Youtube Tapes, Horrors of Cocaine and To Kill Eric Garner, plus a Bread and Puppet Theater Company world premiere of a new play, Gaza Emergency Pageant, free. The theatrical lineup pretty much repeats on 9/12 at 2 PM at the Playroom Theatre, 151 W 46th St. and then at 8 at the Medicine Show Theatre, 549 W 52nd St., both for $10 adm., and then back at the park on 9/13 from 1 to 8 PM.

9/11 high-voltage oldtimey songs and Nashville gothic with the Legendary Shack Shakers at the Knitting Factory

9/11, doors at 6:30 PM, free, violinist Mark Peskanov leads a sextet playing works by Bach, Bottoms, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Ligeti at Bargemusic, free.

9/11, 6:30 PM Gregory Singer & the Manhattan Symphonie Chamber Orchestra with choir and Okinawin sanshin lute play a memorial concert of Japanese-themed music for both 9/11 and 3/11 victims and survivors at Merkin Concert Hall, $!0

9/11, 8:30 PM trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson’s Analytical Symmetry with Michaël Attias, alto sax; Aruán Ortiz, piano; Nasheet Waits, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

9/11, 9ish New Zealand roots reggae crew Katchafire at B.B. King’s, $15 adv tix rec

9/11, 10 PM iconic ex-Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs guitarist Cheetah Chrome playing solo acoustic ?!!?!? at Niagara Bar (corner of E 7th/Ave. A), free. Then he’s doing an electric band show at 10 at Bowery Electric on 9/12.

9/11, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

9/11, 10 PM psychedelic funk band the People’s Champs at Barbes. 9/21 they’re at the big room at the Rockwood, free

9/12, 7 PM an extremely rare solo US performance by iconic Brazilian composer/guitarist Egberto Gismonti at Symphony Space, $30/$15 stud/srs

9/12-14 ageless jazz organ groovemeister Dr. Lonnie Smith leads a B3 trio, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30.

9/12, 7:30 PM edgy saxophonis Dmitry Baevsky‘s Quartet with Jeb Patton – piano , Mike Karn – bass , Joe Strasser – drums followed at 10 by state-of-the-art soprano sax guy Sam Newsome and his quintet. On 9/13 Newsome and band are followed by blistering, intense oldschool tenorman Eric Wyatt and his group at midnight

9/12, 8 PM heavy stoner blues and metal bands update a classic early Sabbath era sound with the hypnotic electric Neil Young influenced King Buffalo followed eventually at 10 by the Golden Grass and 11 by the Midnight Ghost Train at Matchless, $10.  Golden Grass also at St. Vitus on 9/29 at 9 for the same price

9/12, 8 PM indie classical violinist Christopher Tignor, atmospheric guitar soundscape project Hubble and intriguing found sound/indie chamber group Sontag Shogun at the Silent Barn, $8.

9/12, 8 PM cellists Charles Curtis and and Judith Hamann perform the NY premiere of Tashi Wada’s Duets for cello; Curtis performing works for solo cello by Alvin Lucier, JS Bach, and Luigi Dallapiccola at Issue Project Room, $15/$10 stud.

9/12, 8:30 PM, repeating on 9/13, 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Felix Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and two pieces inspired by Much Ado About Nothing: Hector Berlioz’s Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict and Erich Korngold’s suite of incidental music for the play at St Paul’s German Lutheran Church, 315 West 22nd St (between 8th and 9th Aves), $20 sugg don

9/12, 9ish Manchester punk-era presence John Cooper Clarke, Miriam of the garage-rocking A-Bones, iconic ex-Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs guitarist Cheetah Chrome and band and Mad Juana with their brooding punk-influenced southwestern gothic at Bowery Electric, $15.

9/12, 9 PM resonator blues guitar virtuoso Toby Walker at the Jalopy, $10

9/12, 9 PM fiery, twin guitar-fueled anthemic highway rockers the Sloe Guns at Arlene’s, $10.

9/12, 9 PM intense, crystalline-voiced dark 80s style art-pop songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi

9/12, 9ish Irish drinking music with Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s.

9/12, 11 PM ageless, charmingly jangly lo-fi Japanese rocker women Shonen Knife at the Wick, $12.

9/12, 11 PM dark garage rockers the Detroit Cobras at the Bell House, $!5.

9/12, 1 AM ish (actually morning of 9/13) all-female, ostensibly aphrodisiac Mexican folk orchestra Mariachi Flor de Toloache at the big room at the Rockwood

9/13, 2 PM newschool torchy British noir chanteuse Gemma Ray plays a free show at Rough Trade. She’s also at Brooklyn Bowl for free on 9/15 at 8 PM but a rsvp is required.

9/13, 2:30 PM the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble plays woodwind works by Ligeti, Beach, D’Rivera and Barber at Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave out back of Lincoln Center, free, early arrival a must. Concerts continue throughout the five boroughs later in the month, the complete calendar is here.

9/13, 3 PM eclectic, guitarishly excellent eclectic soul/Americana bandleader Miss Tess & the Talkbacks followed at 4 by newgrass favorite Suzy Bogguss at Madison Square Park, free

9/13, 7 PM Sandbox Percussion plays music of Steve Reich, David Lang, David T. Little, Jonny Allen and world premieres from Alex Weiser and Thomas Kotcheff at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St, $15.

9/13, 7:30 PM pianist Weiyin Chen with the Camerata RCO (the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s chamber ensemble) play works by Mozart and Mendelssohn at Subculture

9/13, 8 PM sharp, satirical, catchy, sardonically funny powerpop Beatlesque/Costelloesque songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk.

9/13, 8 PM Irish supergroup the Alt – John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O’Leary, who’ve got a gorgeously dark new folk album out – at the Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 St, $30

9/13, 8 PM, repeating on 9/14 at 4 PM Mark Peskanov, violin and Rita Sloan, piano play Mozart – Sonata for violin and piano in D Major, K. 306; Schubert – Sonata for violin and piano in A Major, D. 574, “Grand Duo”; Franck – Sonata for violin and piano in A Major at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

9/13, 8ish newgrass jams with Greensky Bluegrass at the Gramercy Theatre, $26

9/13, 9ish dark, atmospheric, apocalyptic art-rock/psychedelic songwriter Tim Foljahn at Union Hall, $10.

9/13, 9ish massive majestic sonic waves and washes from the Wharton Tiers Ensemble at the Delancey, $TBA

9/13, 9/10:30 PM the Mat Maneri /Lucian Ban New Quintet with Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Bob Stewart, tuba; Billy Mintz, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

9/13, 10 PM rockabilly guitar firecracker/bandleader Rosie Flores at Hill Country, free. She’s at the Knitting Factory on 9/16 at 9:30 for $12 in advance.

9/13, 10:30 PM wild, exhilarating twin guitar-fueled NWOBHM-style metal band the Blackfires at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

9/14, 3 PM flutist/pianist/composer Diana Wayburn‘s lively, eclectic Dances of the World Chamber Ensemble with Adam Matthes (viola); Barry Seroff (flute); Spencer Hale (trombone); Ken Silverman (guitar);Yonatan Avi Oleiski (percussion) at St. Marks Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., $10

9/14, 3 PM the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble play music of Barber, Beach, Ligeti and D’Rivera at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

9/14, 6 PM twangy noir guitar genius Jim Campilongo and his trio at 55 Bar

9/14, 6 PM a 9/11-themed series of readings by Judith Malina, Lois Kagen – Minus, John Farris, Bob Holman, Carla Cubit, Exavier Wardlaw, Robert Hegger and Steve Canon at Bowery Poetry Club on Bowery across the street from where CB’s Gallery used to be.

9/14, 7:30 PM world-class Appalachian fiddler Bruce Molsky at the Jalopy, $15 adv tix highly rec.

9/14, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble Hotel Elefant plays music of Hannis Brown, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Matt Marks, and Leaha Maria Villarreal at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/14, 8 PM charming Jacco Gardner-esque Seattle retro 60s psychedelic sunshine pop band Tomten followed eventually around 10 by   brooding darkwave songstress Alice Boman at Baby’s All Right, $12.

9/14, 8 PM cutting-edge latin jazz composer/pianist Arturo O’Farrill and his quartet featuring his kids Zack O’Farrill on drums, Adam O’Farrill on trumpet, and Walter Stinson on bass.at Flushing Town Hall, $25.

9/14, 10ish sardonic Japanese Brooklyn postpunk girlband the Hard Nips at Union Pool, $10

9/14, midnight wickedly tuneful vibes/tenor duo Behn Gillece and Ken Fowser – with a like-minded cast: Rick Germanson – piano , Paul Gill – bass , Charles Ruggiero – drums at Smalls

9/15, 7:30 PM the reliably invigorating Lysander Piano Trio play works by Tchaikovsky and Richard Danielpour at Subculture.

9/15, 8 PM tuneful, lyrically smart, jangly oldtimey/C&W/noir swing band the Far West at the Rockwood

9/15, 9ish singer Rachael Price’s wickedly catchy oldschool soul band Lake Street Dive– who absolutely slayed opening for Sharon Jones earlier this summer- at the Bell House.

9/16 pensive rainy-day chamber jazz with the Owl Trio: Lage Lund – guitar; Orlando Le Fleming – bass; Will Vinson – saxophones, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

9/16, 8 PM the ultimate noir jazz band playing noir material: Sexmob plays John Lurie film music at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/16-28, 8/10 PM Steve Coleman & Five Elements play one of the longest residencies in recent years at the Stone, $15. Eat your heart out, Village Vanguard.

9/16, 8 PM conductor/flutist Harold Jones leads the Antara Ensemble playing works by Bizet and Dvorák; William Foster McDaniel conducts Telemann’s Suite in A minor for Flute and Strings at Saint Peter’s Church, 54th St/Lexington Ave, $25/$20 stud/srs.

9/16, 8:30 PM Cretan/South African violinist Maria Manousaki leads a quartet with Shai Maestro, piano; Petros Klampanis, bass; John Hadfield, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

9/16, 10:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls.

9/17, 7 PM smart, politically-charged, assaultively creepy chromatic punk/metal band Millsted at Grand Victory, $9.

9/17, 7 PM pianist/singer Rachel Zylstra’s artsy, tuneful, cleverly lyrical chamber pop trio the Tacit Turn at the small room at the Rockwood

9/17, 8 PM Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music from the 20s and 30s at Barbes

9/17, 8 PM a solo show by eclectic, lyrical jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer at Subculture

9/17, 10ish iconic 80s ska/soca popsters the English Beat – whose recent tour is by all accounts unbelievably fun – at Brooklyn Bowl, $25.

9/18, 7:30 PM fun, intense, trippy Moroccan funk/metal jamband Hoba Hoba Spirit at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

9/18-21 tenor saxophonist Mark Turner plays material from his new ECM album with Avishai Cohen – trumpet; Joe Martin – bass; Justin Brown – drums,7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/30 on the weekend.

9/18, 8 PM brilliant steel guitar player Raphael McGregor – formerly of Nation Beat -leads his eclectic band at at Freddy’s.

9/18, 8 PM creepy, theatrical female-fronted noir cabaret/circus rock band Orphan Jane at Rock Shop, $12

9/18, 8 PM diverse, slinky, tuneful female-fronted pan-latin rockers La Santa Cecilia at Highline Ballroom, $15 adv tix highly rec.

9/18, 8 PM indie classsical chamber group Eighth Blackbird play the New York premiere of Amy Beth Kirsten’s Colombine’s Paradise plus works by Monteverdi, Gesualdo and Justin Bieber at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail.

9/18, 8:30 PM well-loved indie classical orchestra the Knights play Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes; Dvorak: Selections from Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70, B. 141; Milhaud: Le boeuf sur le toit at Roulette, $25/$15 stud

9/18, 8:30 PM the Bedsit Poets’ brilliant lead guitarist Mac Randall plays the album release show for his eclectic new one at the Delancey, $5.

9/18, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free

9/18, 8:30 PM drummer/composer Vinnnie Sperazza leads a quartet playing his tersely lyrical compositions with Loren Stillman, alto sax; Brandon Seabrook, guitar; Eivind Opsvik, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

9/18, 9 PM high-voltage violin shredding with Stratospheerius at Shrine

9/18, 10 PM the Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Group put their own update on classic Colombian sounds at Barbes.

9/18, 11 PM violinist Tom Swafford‘s mighty String Power ensemble at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free

9/18 catchy highway rockers Greg Smith & the Broken English – a more upbeat, down-to-earth counterpart to Deer Tick – play Bowery Electric.

9/19, 5:30 PM brilliant Americana guitarist/songwriter Ann Klein plays a rare solo acoustic show at the American Folk Art Museum. Excellent singer too!

9/19 dark, tuneful Australian guy/girl garage-punk duo Gooch Palms at Cake Shop. 9/20 they’re at Death by Audio and on 9/22 at the Flat in Bushwick.

9/19, 7:30 PM pioneering Iranian jazz chanteuse Rana Farhan plays the album release show for her new one at Drom, $25

9/19, 8 PM virtuoso clarinetist Thomas Piercy and pianist Noritaka Ito perform works pairing NYC composers with their Tokyo counterparts: Fernando Otero, Toshio Hosokawa, Yuichi Matsumoto, Masatora Goya, Senri Oe, Tomo Hirayama, Kaito Nakahori, Atsushi Yoshinaka; and premieres by NYC’s Trevor Bachman, Peri Mauer, and David Wolfson all on the bill at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

9/19, 8 PM the Bushwick Book Club and their sister band from Malmo, Sweden team up for new songs inspired by Maya Angelou’s I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings at Dixon Place Theatre, free

9/19-20, 9 PM darkly jangly retro 60s band the Dandy Warhols at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25.

9/19, 9 PM ecstatic 19th century/ragtime/country gospel/hokum revivalists the Down Hill Strugglers at the Jalopy, $10 .

9/19, 9 PM Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – followed at 10 by sassy female-fronted C&W parodists Trailer Radio at the Way Station

9/19, 9 PM punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Beast of Bourbon.

9/19, 10 PM politically conscious oldschool-style soul crooner Preachermann & the Revival at Shrine

9/19, 10 PM ex-Cramps guitarist and noisy noir rock troublemaker Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds at Glasslands, $12.

9/19-20, 10:30 PM the Clifford Adams/Orrin Evans Quartet with Clifford Adams – trombone , Orrin Evans – piano , Reid Anderson – bass , Steve Williams – drums at Smalls

9/19, 11 PM Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie and her phenomenal, ferocious band at Sidewalk

9/19, midnight massive horn-fueled psychedelic Afrobeat/funk orchestra Big Mean Sound Machine at Drom, $10.

9/20, 2 PM ish noiserock guitar monsters the Skull Practitioners – who put out this year’s best cassette, no contest – followed eventually on an all-garage rock bill by fuzztone monsters  the Mystery Lights at around 8 at Radio Bushwick, $10. Mystery Lights return on 9/21, time TBA

9/20, 3 PM rustic newgrass/acoustic twangrock duo Cahalen Morrison and Eli West followed at 4 by highly regarded Americana/jazz chanteuse Aoife O’Donovan at Madison Square Park, free.

9/20, 7 PM pianist Daniela Candillari and singer Samantha Malk play originals and Jacques Brel tunes at Spectrum, $15

9/20, 7 PM intense, tuneful, no-bullshit Northwest Connecticut all-female punk trio Damn Broads at Gussy’s Bar in Astoria.

9/20, 7 PM bassist/singer Felice Rosser’s perennially vital groove band Faith in a rare  acoustic show at Green Oasis Garden 368 East 8th street btwn Ave C and D

9/20, 7 PM Bronx Latin music legend Orlando Marín, “El Maestro” and his mambo band at the BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd in the Bronx, free, take the 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street or the Bx19 bus.

9/20, 7:30/9:30 PM guitarist Mike Baggetta‘s trio with Cameron Brown – bass and Jeff Hirshfield – drums take an inspired departure into Americana jazz at the Bar Next Door, $12.

9/20, 8 PM  renowned Yemeni singer Abdulrahman Al-Akhfash and band at Alwan for the Arts, $20.

9/20, 8 PM Tom Heyman (formerly of feral Americana/paisley underground rockers Go to Blazes) doing his noir blues thing at Pete’s

9/20, 8 PM the Johnson Girls sing sea chanteys at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg cover, “no one turned away”

9/20, 8 PM Japanese antinuclear activist and guitarist/songwriter Tori Kudo‘s stark, darkly pastoral woodwind-driven postrock/neofolk ensemble Maher Shalal Hash Baz at Issue Project Room, $15/$10 stud.

9/20, 8 PM, repeating on 9/21 at 4 PM, Mark Peskanov, violin; Nicholas Cannelakis, cello; Jeffrey Swann, piano play Haydn Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major, Hob. XV/25, “Gypsy”; Beethoven Piano Trio No. 6 in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2; Brahms Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud,

9/20, 8 PM one of this city’s funnest, wittiest jazz crews, the Daniel Bennett Group at Tomi Jazz, $10 + $10 min

9/20, 9 PM legendary Irish first-wave punk band Stiff Little Fingers, still vital after all these years at Irving Plaza, $32.50 adv tix a must.

9/20, 9 PM Nashville heavy blues/stoner psych band All Them Witches at St. Vitus, $10

9/20, 9/11 PM enigmatic, graceful, intense pan-Asian jazz chanteuse Jen Shyu plays solo followed by a set with her Jade Tongue group: David Binney – alto saxophone; Mat Maneri – viola; Thomas Morgan – bass;Dan Weiss – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22.

9/21, 3 PM K. Scott Warren plays organ works by Bach, Stanford, Vierne, Fannie Charles Dillon and Alec Rowley at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Park Ave at 84th St., $20

9/21, 3 PM smart, politically-charged, assaultively creepy chromatic punk/metal band Millsted at Palisades in Bushwick.

9/21 ,3 PM pianist Ramin Arjomand plays a longform solo improvisation at Spectrum, $15

9/21, 6 PM cleverly lyrical, edgily funny, spine-tingling powerpop/acoustic rock singer Tamara Hey in a rare duo show with acoustic bassist Richard Hammond at the small room at the Rockwood .

9/21, 6 PM an impromptu all-star string quartet – Mary Rowell, Neil Dufallo, Nathan Schram, and Wendy Law.- play the quartet premiere of Randall Woolf’s Everything Is Green plus works by Dufallo and others, plus poetry readings, at Brooklyn Bridge Park, free

9/21, 7 PM ambitious pianist Jenny Q Chai plays the album release show for her new one feat. works by Marco Stroppa, Nils Vigeland, Jaroslaw Kapucsinski and others at Spectrum, $15

9/21, 7:30 PM virtuoso clarinetist and Japanese indie classical music maven Thomas Piercy leads a small ensemble at Caffe Vivaldi

9/21, 8 PM elegant trad piano jazz with the Ted Rosenthal Trio at Subculture.

9/21, 9 PM massive majestic sonic waves and washes from the Wharton Tiers Ensemble at Union Pool, $10

9/21, 9:30 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette‘s Rivington Project w/ George Coleman Jr. (drums) Mike DiRubbo (alto sax) at 55 Bar.

9/21, 10 PM edgy lyrical intense Nina Simone-influenced soul siren Alice Lee followed at 11:30 by high-voltage eclectic funk/Afrobeat/hip-hop dance band the People’s Champs at the big room at the Rockwood

9/21, 10 PM wanna hear a trumpet quartet? Check out this one: Lewis “Flip Barnes, Dave Douglas, Stephanie Richards, Aaron Shragge at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

9/22, 8 PM torchy, haunting noir chanteuse/ukulele songwriter Bliss Blood & brilliant guitarist Al Street at Pete’s

9/22, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players celebrate the music of Shulamith Ran at Merkin Concert Hall, $20.

9/22, 8:30 PM Lisa Daehlin sings Kurt Weill with Richard Pearson Thomas on piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

9/23, 6 PM Lee “Scratch” Perry’s debut NYC art show at the Keeping Style Alive gallery, 513 Johnson Ave (Varick/Stewart). in Bushwick, free, L to Jefferson St., people will be smoking up here.

9/23-24 and 9/26-28 lyrical piano jazz icon Fred Hersch leads a new trio with Esperanza Spaulding on bass and Richie Barshay on drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30. He’s also playing solo on 9/25.

9/23, 8 PM intriguing, clever, hypnotic vocal-and-harp chamber pop duo Addi & Jacq at Caffe Vivaldi .

9/23-24, 8/10:30 PM drummer Billy Hart and pianist George Cables‘ postbop supergroup the Cookers at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

9/23, 8 PM classical pianist Inon Barnatan playing a program TBA at Subculture.

9/23, 8:30 PM the auspiciously edgy new duo project from guitarist Viva DeConcini & alto saxophonist Jessica Lurie followed at 10:30 by low register psychedelic doom metal/free jazz tuba/bass/percussion trio the Gate (Dan Peck, Tom Blancarte and Brian Osborne) at Freddy’s.

9/23, 9 PM a rare, not-to-be-missed show by Steve Wynn guitar monster Jason Victor’s searing noiserock trio Skull Practitioners at Cake Shop

9/23, 10ish wild, intense female-fronted psychedelic guitar power trio Devi at Bowery Electric.

9/23, 11 PM the electric, jazz-oriented, explosive NY Gypsy All-Stars at the big room at the Rockwood.

9/24 7:30 PM early music ensemble House of Time: Tatiana Daubek, violins; Gonzalo X. Ruiz, oboe; Beiliang Zhu, viola da gamba; and Avi Stein, harpsichord reach “the summit of the French baroque” with works by Couperin and Leclair at Hudson View Gardens at the Lounge, 116 Pinehurst Ave., Washington Heights, $20/10 stud/srs. The program repeats on 9/25, same time at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 W 65th St. (corner of Central Park West), $35/20 srs/10 stud.

9/24, 8 PM Malian roots music with singer and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré and kora virtuoso Toumani Diabaté with his son Sidiki Diabaté at the BAM opera house, $25 tix avail.

9/24, 8 PM pianist and Beatles reinventor Anthony Molinaro at Subculture.

9/24, 8:30 PM edgy gutter blues band Jane Lee Hooker followed by creepy dark garage/punk soul  band the Naked Heroes at the Mercury, $10.

9/24, 9:30 PM theatrical, surreal, creepy psychedelic/art-rock/circus rock band Frogbelly & Symphony at Bowery Ballroom

9/24, 9:30 PM hilariously satirical oldtimey/newgrass hellraisers the Dustbowl Revival at the Bell House, $!0.

9/24, 9:30 PM atmospheric, shapeshifting indie classical ensemble Battle Trance play the album release show for their new one Palace of Wind at Roulette, $15/$10 stud

9/24, 10 PM tuneful hypnotic sometimes dreampop-infused tunesmithing, gorgeous vocals, wry lyrics: ex-Aquanettas guitarist/singer Debby Schwartz plays the album release show for her new one at Cake Shop, $8

9/24, 10ish ageless dub icon and marijuana advocate Lee Scratch Perry at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

9/25, 7 PM sizzling mandolin-fueled Balkan party music with Hungarian hellraisers Sondorgo at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave. just north of 34th St., $25

9/25, 8 PM an upbeat, good-time brass band triplebill: hip-hop oriented grooves with No BS! Brass, FONT’s Afro-Brass Assembly and Mexican ranchera/bolero crew Banda de los Muertos at Littlefield, $20.

9/25, 8ish intriguing multi-reedwoman Anna Webber leads a trio including pianist Matt Mitchell followed by the chamber jazz crew that started it all, the Claudia Quintet at Shapeshifter Lab

9/25, 8 PM hard-charging, Ben Webster-influenced Russian tenor sax player Oleg Kireyev leads a quintet at Symphony Space, $17 adv tix rec.

9/25-28, 8/10:30 PM this could be something pretty amazing: tuneful pianist Kenny Werner leads a quintet including David Sanchez and Miguel Zenon at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

9/25, 8 PM a twinbill of trumpet-fueled duos: Kirk Knuffke, trumpet; Jesse Stacken, piano plus Ben Holmes, trumpet; Patrick Farrell, accordion at Greenwich House Music School, $15/$12 stud/srs.

9/25, 9 PM second-wave Afrobeat icons Antibalas and Hellbent perform the music of John Lurie & the Lounge Lizards at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec. – could be pretty wild.

9/25, 9 PM Venezuelan guitar god Juancho Herrera with his eclectic, kinetic latin/jazz/rock unit C4 at Joe’s Pub, $20

9/25, 9 PM luminous singer Shara Worden’s kinetic, string-driven art-rock band My Brightest Diamond at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

9/26, 7 PM psychedelic samba funk/jazz guitar duo Chico Coehlo & Dave Ridnell at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

9/26, 7 PM inventive jazz pianist John Escreet teams up with the equally gutsy Sirius Quartet at the Rubin Museum of Art, $18 adv tix rec.

9/26, 7:30 PM highly regarded progressive jazz crew Kneebody – with keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood – at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

9/26, 8 PM the Chiara String Quartet play Bartok String Quartets Nos. 2, 4, and 6 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

9/26, 8 PM the New York Classical Players with violinist Itamar Zorman play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto transcribed for string orchestra, Bartok’s Divertimento for String Orchestra, and Vocalise by Rachmaninoff at Flushing Town Hall, free w/rsvp

9/26, 8 PM cinematic/minimalist composer/pianist Evan Duffy at Subculture

9/26, 8:30 PM ferocious, anthemic, literate rockers Wormburner play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

9/26, 9 PM intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay  followed at 10 by Armenian-Brooklyn clarinet legend Souren Baronian‘s Taksim at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free

9/26, 9 PM the clever, reliably fun Two Man Gentlemen Band play classic oldtimey swing tunes off their jaunty new album at the Jalopy, $15.

9/26, 9 PM smart, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly at the big room at the Rockwood

9/26, 9/10:30 PM tenor sax titan George Garzone leads a quintet with Kenny Brooks, tenor sax; Doug Yates, alto sax, bass clarinet; Peter Slavov, bass; Pete Zimmer, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min,

9/26, 10 PM diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at the Way Station.

9/26, midnight, appropriately enough, the Midnight Moan – who are a dead ringer for the Stones circa 1971 – play the Bitter End

9/27, 3 PM Bay area female-fronted newgrass jamband Front Country at Madison Square Park, free.

9/27, 6ish  a special tribute to Lydia Mendoza by haunting Mexican harmony band Las Rubias del Norte, badass resonator guitar blues by Mamie Minch, rural Colombian vallenato by sizzling accordionist El Rey Vallenato Beto Jamaica plus a screening of the new roots music documentary film about Arhoolie Records, Ain’t No Mouse Music at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook, $15

9/27, 7 PM Dan Finnerty’s hilarious, viciously sarcastic top 40 cover band the Dan Band at Joe’s Pub, $22

9/27, 7:30 PM Joey DeFrancesco guitarist Paul Bollenback plays the album release show for his intriguing, subtly samba-influenced new one Portraits In Space and Time with Marcus Strickland , Joseph LePore ,Rogerio Boccato , andJeff “Tain” Watts at le Poisson Rouge, $10 adv tix rec.

9/27, 8 PM a rare US show by brilliant oudist/kanunist/composer Huda Asfour at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

9/27, 8 PM psychedelic funky Japanese noiserock/dreampop band Bo Ningen at Terminal 5, $30.

9/27, 8 PM a rare NYC show by Turkish fretless classical/Middle Eastern guitarist/baglama player Erkan Ogur and band at Drom, $30 adv tix a must.

9/27, 8 PM Colin Carr, cello and Thomas Sauer, piano play Mendelssohn Sonata for cello and piano No. 2 in D Major, Op. 58; Debussy Cello Sonata; Thomas Adès Lieux retrouvés; Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

9/27, 8 PM drummer Devin Gray‘s cleverly shapeshifting Dirigo Rataplan with Ellery Eskelin, saxophone; Dave Ballou, trumpet; Michael Formanek, bass at Greenwich House Music School, $15/$12 stud/srs.

9/27, 9 PM darkly intense, tuneful Portland, Maine circus rock/newgrass/noir blues band Muddy Ruckus at the Rockwood

9/27, 9ish sharp, perennially vital, politically-fueled anthemic Irish-American rockers Black 47 at Connolly’s.

9/27, 9 PM folk harmony group the Mountain Maidens – Marie Mularczyk O’Connell, Candice Baranello and Lorraine Berger – play rustic Americana, joined by Wild Ginger for some Balkan tunes, at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg cover, “no one turned away”

9/27, 9 PM oldtimey ragtime guitarist Craig Ventresco with torchy oldtime chanteuse/mandolinist Meredith Axelrod followed by western swing band Brain Cloud at the Jalopy, $10.

9/27, 10:30 PM fiery fiddle-driven acoustic Americana band the Green Gallows at Union Hall, $8.

9/27, midnight high-voltage Austin Afrobeat funk orchestra Hard Proof at the big room at the Rockwood, free.

9/27 obscenely hilarious, ferocious, surprisingly eclectic punk/powerpop band Custard Wally at at Gussy’s Bar in Astoria. 9/28 they’re at Otto’s ,

9/28 starting noon-ish it’s the Atlantic Antic, bands tba. Last year was garage rock on upper Atlantic Ave., Afrobeat close to Hoyt St., ska-punk outside Hank’s. Fun if you’re in the hood.

9/28, 1 PM art-rock band Xiu Xiu “present a durational performance titled Kling Klang using vibrating instruments activated against the copper sheets of Danh Vo’s We The People on Pier 3 in Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO, free

9/28, 3 PM the Secret Quartet: Cornelius Dufallo, Jennifer Choi; Lev Zhurbin and Yves Dharamraj play music of John King, Raz Mesinai, Michael Vincent Waller, and Joan Jeanreneaud at Spectrum, $15

9/28, 3 PM legendary Chicago jazz guitarist George Freeman - a Charlie Parker sideman – plays a rare NYC solo show at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow

9/28, 7 PM haunting, otherworldly classical Turkish music with Dahi Levent Armagan plus Hasan Isakkut ( kanun ); Ismail Lumanovski ( clarinet ); Engin Gunay ( percussion ); Gokce Eren and Gulsah Sevimli (violins); Ara Dinkjian (oud); Mehmet Aydin (ney); Sukru Unluturk (percussion) Haris Krijestorac (guitar) at Merkin Concert Hall, $30.

9/28, 7:30 PM haunting Romany chanteuse Sanda Weigl sings Weimar noir cabaret songs with violist Mat Maneri and pianist Lucian Ban at Joe’s Pub, $18.

9/28, 7:30 PM David Lang‘s opera for five singers, ensemble and chorus The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, based on the 1888 Ambrose Bierce story about a pre-Civil War American slave owner who disappears, and the aftermath, at Roulette, $20/$15 stud

9/28, 8 PM a rare NYC show by upbeat, eclectic Iranian rockers Kiosk at Drom, $20 adv tix rec

9/28, 8 PM Milwaukee highway rock legends the BoDeans - who’re going in an increasingly lush, Americana-fueled direction – at B.B. King’s, $28.50 adv tix rec.

9/28, 8 PM harmony-driven oldtimey string band trio Brother Sun followed at 9 by powerhouse clawhammer banjo player Evie Ladin at the Jalopy, $20.

9/28, 8:30 PM the Talamana Trio – Laila Salins, vocals; Jim Matus, laoutar; Shane Shanahan, percussion – play “Eastern European music with Middle Eastern overtones,” Latvian classics and music from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean.at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

9/28, 9:30 PM swirling, intense, noiserock/free jazz improvisers Big Plastic Finger at the Silent Barn

9/28, 11 PM terse, lyrical, jazz and classical-tinged pianist/songwriter Rachel Eckroth at the small room at the Rockwood.

9/29, 7 PM amusing singer-songwriter parodists the Lascivious Biddies at the small room at the Rockwood

9/29-30, 9 PM dark Danish garage rock with the Raveonettes at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25.

9/29, 9ish indie/Americana powerpop legends the Silos at Bowery Electric, $12

9/30, 7 PM Bolivian jazz vocal star Gian-Carla Tisera plays the album relese show for her debut solo cd Nora la Bella at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave., $20/$10 stud., no extra charge for online tix reservations.

9/30 rising star Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa withRuy Adrian López-Nussa – percussion; Jorge Sawa Perez– bass,7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

9/30, 8 PM the Ariel Quartet plays Beethoven string quartets Op. 18, No. 3 (D major); Op. 95 (F minor); Op. 135 (F major) at Subculture.

9/30-10/5, 8/10 PM perennially interesting drummer Ches Smith plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with his usual assortment of wildly noisy and unexpectedly lyrical pals. Choice pick: 10/5 at 10 with Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (get there early!) .

9/30, 8 PM eclectic, smart art-rock pianist/guitarist Matt Kanelos solo at Branded Saloon.

9/30, 8:30ish Alysa of darkly experimental punk/funk/dreampop crew Eula presides over a similarly incisive lineup of improvisationally inclined types, in reverse order:: Short Nerve (feat. Greg Saunier of Deerhoof & Ofir Ganon of Speedo), Eula themselves, Adam Schatz (Landlady, Man Man); Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Amy Klein (Hilly Eye), Maiden China (belly dancing NYC style), Jason Martin Animal Power System, Andra and Nose Fixer at Glasslands, $10

10/1-2, 7:30 PM and 10/3, 2 PM the NY Philharmonic plays Carl Nielsen’s Maskarade Overture plus Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 at Avery Fisher Hall, $29 tix avail. Nielsen is a secret favorite of conductors, and Alan Gilbert has an absolute blast with the composer’s blustery, richly tuneful orchestration.

10/1, 8 PM dark experimental Nina Simone-influenced Belgian soul/jazz/noir chanteuse Melanie DeBlasio (no relation to you know who) at the big room at the Rockwood, free w/rsvp to burexny@gmail.com

10/1, 8 PM pianist Alberto Reyes plays music of Chopin, Schumann and Franck at Merkin Concert Hall, $15 tix avail.

10/1, 8 PM the Mivos Quartet plays the NY premiere of Samson Young‘s The Anatomy of a String Quartet, which embodies a Beethoven quartet plus improvisation based on electroacoustic interaction with a laptop monitoring the ensemble’s movement and brainwaves. The musicians look like they’re wired up for the electric chair. At Roulette, $20

10/1-2, 9:30 PM  pianist Danny Grissett and his Quartet with Jaleel Shaw – alto sax , Ben Williams – bass , Jonathan Barber – drums  at Smalls .

10/2, 7 PM Hungarian avant jazz ensemble Modern Art Orchestra with special guest saxophonist Dave Liebman at Symphony Space, free.

10/2, 730 PM brilliant, haunting, intense Turkish art-rock band Barrakka followed by controversial Turkish psychedelic rocker Ahmet Musin at Drom, $20 adv ix ver highly rec.

10/2, 8 PM cult favorite Irish chamber pop crooner Pierce Turner at Connolly’s.

10/2, 8:30 PM Stage Fright -high-voltage acoustic jazz guitar duo Stephen B Antonakos & Scott Aldrich – at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Stoff 37th Ave, Jackson Heights,. 10/8 they’re at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club at 9ish.

10/2, 8 PM blazing Americana/soul jamband Holy Ghost Tent Revival at the Knitting Factory, $12 .

10/2, 8:30 PM Julia Haltigan – a torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads – with her band at the Mercury, $10.

10/2, 8:30 PM Roosevelt Dime play tongue-in-cheek oldtimey Americana and retro soul originals followed by guitarishly brilliant eclectic soul/Americana bandleader Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at the Bell House, $12.

10/2, 9 PM edgy, politically-fueled Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Arlene’s, $8.

10/2, 9:30 PM opening night of this year’s NY Gypsy Festival with Mexican son jarocho punk band Las Cafeteras at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

10/3, 7 PM mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso and pianist Carl Bolleia premiere Jay Vilnai’s new song cycle of Charles Bukowski poems, There’s a Bluebird in My Heart, which draws on both the jazz of Bukowski’s youth as well as the German composers he admired, at the South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St., Ft. Greene, $10, any train to Jay St/Borough Hall and about a 10 minute walk

10/3, 7:30 PM 90s indie powerpop/mod punk legends the Figgs at the Mercury, $10

10/3, 8 PM Costello piano legend Steve Nieve and French crooner Tall Ulysse play Elvis Costello songs at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

10/3, 8:30 PM 90s indie powerpop/mod punk legends the Figgs at the Mercury, $12 – price went up $2 since they played there last time!

10/4, 3 PM western swing with Dennis Lichtman’s Brain Cloud followed by oldtime country blues maven Don Flemons at Madison Square Park, free.

10/4, 7:30 PM this month’s festival of women classical musicians from India kicks off with sitarist Roopa Panesar at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex., $30/20 stud/sts

10/4, 7:30 PM electric Neil Young soundalike Israel Nash at the Mercury, $12.

10/4, 8 PM night two of this year’s NY Gypsy Festival is a killer Balkan brass lineup (one assumes in this order): NYC’s original Serbian-style crew Zlatne Uste, volcanic improvisers Raya Brass Band, trumpet icon Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, intense Romany band Black Masala and Slovak monsters Orchester Prazevica at Drom, $15 adv tix a must

10/4, 8 PM deliriously fun, psychedelic Colombian metal cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at Flushing Town Hall, $15/$10 stud.

10/4, 8 PM world premiere performances of Draculette, an Opera, by William Maselli; Carmilla, For String Orchestra, by Charles Coleman, and Visions of Sabbath: Classic Early Themes of Black Sabbath Arranged for Orchestra, starring Olga Zhuravel and Micaela Oeste, sopranos, and Featuring Frederika Krier on violin at Merkin Concert Hall, $35 tix avail.

10/4, 8 PM, repeating on 10/5 at 3 PM indie classical ensemble Alarm Will Sound premieres Scott Johnson’s Mind Out of Matter – a lively, rock-influenced suite that contemplates the wonders of the heavens from a scientific rather than religious perspective – at the Kasser Theater at Montclair State University is located at 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ,  $20, Charter bus service is provided from the Port Authority arcade on 41st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues–to the Kasser Theater ($10 per person, round trip) for all Saturday and Sunday performances. Bus reservations may be made by calling 973-655- 5112 or by visiting http://www.peakperfs.org

10/4, 10 PM charming French pop revivalists Banda Magda  – whose new album goes in a bracing new Mediterranean direction – at Subculture, $18 adv tix rec

10/4, 10:30ish explosive, unpredictable, brilliantly original Balkan party instrumentalists Cocek Brass Band playing the album release show for their excellent debut cd at Mehanata.

10/5, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Elgar – Enigma Variations at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

10/5, 4 PM early music ensemble Quicksilver play “sumptuous sonatas and ingenious ballets” by Bertali, Biber, Buonamente, Kerll, Fux, Schmelzer and their contemporaries at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St $10 tix avail.

10/5, 4 PM the Clarosa Quartet play the Schumann Piano Quartet and Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, no under-sixes.

10/5, 7:30 PM fiery Balkan brass dancefloor band Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar – fresh from Belgrade Beer Fest – at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St. in the financial district, very pricy, $39 but could be worth it.

10/5, 8 PM gently intense, deviously psychedelic, amazingly eclectic Austin-based Americana/jazz chanteuse/guitarist Jenifer Jackson and band at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/6, 7:30 PM paradigm-shifting, electrifying ensemble the Imani Winds play a new arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring plus works by Mendelssohn, Simon Shaheen and Wayne Shorter at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free.

10/6, 7:30 PM Tre Voci (Kim Kashkashian, viola; Marina Piccinini, flute; Sivan Magen, harp) play music of Rameau, Debussy, and Sofia Gubaidulina at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

10/7, 7 PM intense Americana/chamber pop songwriter Mary Lee Kortes plays her Songs of Beulah Rowley project at the big room at the Rockwood. Kortes channels Rowley, a brilliant, obscure, multistylistic midwestern songwriter from the 30s and 40s who wrote swing, edgy pop, saloon jazz and country among other styles.

10/7, 7 PM haunting, slinky East African/Middle Eastern dance-folk/groove band Alsarah & the Nubatones at Bric Arts, free

10/7, 7 PM a tango summit at Symphony Space paying tribute to Argentine legend Anibal Triolo with performances by the Binelli-Ferman Duo (piano and bandoneon); Eddy Marcano; Quinteto Tango Leopoldo Federico from Colombia; GlamourTango (a tribute to the early women of tango); Facundo Posadas & Ching Pin de Posadas; Leandro Oliver & Laila Rezk; Dardo Galletto; Karina Romero; Mariana Parma; Mariana Galassi; and Silvana Brizuela, $30 adv tix a must. The program repeats on 10/11 at the 92nd St. Y at 8.

10/7 inspired, cutting-edge trombonist/composer Ryan Keberle & Catharsis feat. Camila Meza – voice; Mike Rodriguez – trumpet; Scott Robinson – saxophone; Matt Clohesy – bass, Eric Doob – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

10/7, 7:30 PM, repeating on 10/8 at 10 PM the Sara Galas Band feat. Bill Ruyle, Claudio Scarabottini, Yuka Tadano and Yukio Tsuji play eclectic chamber pop with Romany, gamelan, Asian and Italian folk influences at La MaMa, 74 E 4th St., free.

10/8, 7 PM violinist Eddy Marcano with his ensemble, David Peña, double bass and guitar, José Pepe Saglimbeni, accordion and violin, Yilmer Vivas, percussionist, Manuel Rangel, maracas and guitar, Dino Dinelli, pianist and Karlo Flores, violinist and conductor play Astor Piazzolla classics and Venezuelan traditional tunes at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center, 3940 Broadway at 165th St. , $10

10/8 the cross-generational Wolff & Clark Expedition feat. the spectacular Hailey Niswanger and Steve Wilson on saxes with Mike Wolff – piano; James Genus – bass; Mike Clark – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

10/8, 8 PM strummy lo-fi guitar/organ duo Christy & Emily, scary/awesome guitar/viola jazz duo Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone, darkly enchanting Great Plains Gothic narratives from luminous tunesmith Ember Schrag and band, and hypnotically intense art-rock/indie classical dirges from cellist/songwriter Meaner Pencil at Trans-Pecos, $8

10/8-9 the Brian Charette Organ Trio w/ Yotam Silberstein and Mark Ferber play the album release show for their characeristically witty new one Good Tipper at Smalls.

10/9, 7 PM harpsichordist Jory Vinikour performs Rameau at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium , 417 E 61st St between First and York Ave, $35/$25 stud/srs.

10/9, 7:30 PM stampeding Indian Romany group Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

10/9-12 the reliably intense, tuneful Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax leading an exceptionally good Quintet with George Cables – piano; Alex Sipiagin – trumpet; Larry Grenadier – bass; Ulysses Owens, Jr. – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend .

10/9-11, 8 PM wildly popular indie classical string quartet Brooklyn Rider and singer/violinist Carla Kihlstedt play a new score behind a ballet performance based on dadaesque Kandinsky poems from the 1950s at Baryshnikov Arts Center,, 450 W 37th St. $25 tix avail. at the Lincoln Center box offices

10/9, 9 PM kick-ass Austin twangrock/honkyonk songwriter/bandleader Shelley King at Hill Country, free.

10/9, guesing around 10ish  chromatically edgy two-guitar metal band Fit For Rivals at Santos Party House

10/10, 8 PM wild but tight Afrobeat jamband the Brighton Beat followed by the even wilder, theatrical Balkan brass/circus rock band MarchFourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10 adv tix rec.

10/10, 8 PM bass clarinetist Ken Thomson & Slow/Fast - with guitarist Nir Felder, trumpeter Russ Johnson, bassist Adam Armstrong, and drummer Fred Kennedy- play the album release show for their new one at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

10/11, 8 PM cutting-edge Syrian classical/jazz/improvisational trio Hewar: Kinan Azmeh, clarinet ; Issam Rafea, oud ; Dima Orsho, vocals at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

10/11, 9 PM politically charged acoustic punk/folk band Filthy Rotten System at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg cover, “no one turned away”

10/11, 9 PM Procol Harum cover band Shine on Brightly play classic organ-driven art-rock at Connolly’s. They don’t have a Gary Brooker soundalike but they have a real passion for the songs, especially the obscure ones!

10/12, 3 PM the Shanghai Quartet and Wu Han play music of Haydn, Schumann and Dvorák at the Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, $20; Charter bus service available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal arcade on 41st St between 8th and 9th Aves, $10 per person, roundtrip; bus reservations at 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org.

10/12, 4 PM the electrifying the Lysander Piano Trio perform “Autumn” and “Spring” from Astor Piazolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Dvorak’s Trio op. 90 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, no under-sixes.

10/12, guessing around 11ish, noisy metal/arenarock band Lacuna Coil – who seem like they’ve finally slipped from under their record label’s repressive fingers – at the Gramercy Theatre, $34.

10/13, 5:30 PM NYC’s original Balkan marching unit, Hungry March Band outdoors at 1 Penn Plaza, not far from Madison Square Garden where they once played

10/14, 2 PM the Amphion String Quartet play works by Barber, Dvorak and Elliott Carter at the New School Auditorium, 66 W 12th St., $17.

10/14, 5:30 PM French brass band Radio Kaizman play their “special blend of hip hop, New Orleans brass and Latin rhythms” at 1 Penn Plaza, free

10/14, doors and drinks at 5:30, show at 6 PM, indie classical quartet Either/Or play works by Alvin Lucier, Horatiu Radalescu and others at the Miller Theatre, free

10/14, 6 PM haunting, intense folk noir/Americana harmony duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne play the album release show for their amazing debut at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/14, 7:30 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars play Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer at the World Financial Center, free.

10/14-15 state-of-the-art Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo leads his Quartet with Helio Alves – piano; Hans Glawishnig – bass; Mauricio Zotarelli – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25.

10/14, 8 PM haunting, intense, lyrically gripping noir folk songwriter/bandleader Jessi Robertson at Matchless. 10/17 she’s at Branded Saloon, time TBA; 10/18 at 8 at the Path Cafe and 10/31 at 5:30 solo acoustic at the American Folk Art Museum. Whew!

10/14, 8 PM jangly, catchy, anthemic acoustic highway rock/newgrass band Roadkill Ghost Choir play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

10/14, 8ish Joshua Kwassman and Brother Spirit play sweeping, lush, cinematic original jazz at Subculture, $15

10/15, 5:30  PM Chaotic Noise Marching Corps brass band, comprised of performers from multiple Seattle-based groups such as Titanium Sporkestra and Sounders FC Soundwave Band at 1 Penn Plaza, free.

10/15, 8 PM a brass band summit at Littlefield; trumpeter Frank London headlines with his Klezmer Brass All-Stars, with wild Muscovites Pakava It,  Parisiennes Les Muses Tanguent, volcanic Brooklyn Balkan improvisers Raya Brass Band and PitchBlak Brass Band, $12

10/15, 8 PM psychedelic latin soul maven Damian Quinones and his kller two-guitar band at Barbes

10/15-17, 8 PM and 10/18, 7:30 PM Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the NY Phil playing Stravinsky’s Firefird at Avery Fisher Hall, $29 tix avail.

10/15-18, 8 PM the Orchestra of St. Luke’s plays Stravinsky works including the Rite of Spring to accompany puppeteer Basil Twist’s new production at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, $25 tix avail.

10/16, 7:30 PM guitarist Grey McMurray leads the Wordless Music Orchestra performing his new arrangement of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells at the World Financial Center, free.

10/16-19 pyrotechnic saxophonist James Carter’s Django Unchained with Gerard Gibbs – Hammond B3 organ; Leonard King – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/16, 8ish Americana songwriter/violinist Sarah Goldfeather followed by brilliantly lyrical oldtimey bandleader/guitarist/violinist Pete Lanctot & the Stray Dogs at Littlefield.

10/16, 8 PM cutting-edge and outsider brass band madness: Kenny Wollesen’s Himalyas, Seattle’s Chaotic Noise Marching Band, Radio Kaizman, Pakava It and Chicago performance art group/marching band Environmental Encroachment at WFMU’s Monty Hall , 43 Montgomery St (Greene/Washington), Jersey City, Path train to Exchange Place, $10. New Yorkers can see many of the bands on this bill for free at Tompkins Square Park at 3 on Oct 18. And there’s also a show at 9 that same night, Oct 18 with Lucky Chops Brass Band, Russia’s Pakava It and others, location/price TBD, watch this space for details.

10/16, 8 PM all-female Parisian street brass band Les Muses Tanguent at Barbes

10/16-18 indie classical ensemble Eighth Blackbird perform Murder Ballades at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with L.A Dance Project and choreography by New York City Ballet dancer Justin Peck at BAM.

10/17, half past noon a mid-day concert featuring renowned pianist Elio Villafranca and the James Weidman Trio playing Thelonious Monk tunes. There’s also an evening concert of Monk played by the David Weiss Sextet, Renee Rosnes Quartet, and Grammy Award-winning Arturo O’Farrill and His Tiny Afro-Latin Big Band starting at 6:30 PM at the World Financial Center, free.

10/17, 7 PM saxophonist Julie Joslyn and drummer/pianist Leo Ciesa’s incendiarily tuneful noir jazz duo Iconoclast at Michiko Studios, 149 W 46th St

10/17, 7:30 PM virtuoso Indian sitarist Anupama Bhagwat at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex., $30/20 stud/sts.

10/17, 8 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Drom, $15 adv tix rec. Followed at 11 (separate $20 admission) by Russian party band Pakava It Orchestra 

10/17, 8 PM 8 PM the Chiara String Quartet play Bartok String Quartets Nos. 1, 3, and 5 at Bargemusic,$35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

10/17, 8 PM NEA Jazz Master pianist Barry Harris and jazz pianist/composer Valerie Capers share the stage for the first time, with Ray Drummond on bass and Leroy Williams on drums.at Flushing Town Hall, $25/$10 stud.

10/17, 8:30 PM Heather Kropf: catchy, eclectic, thoughtfully down-to-earth pianist/songwriter and fantastic singer at Caffe Vivaldi. On the winsome Tamara Hey/Deena Shoskes tip.

10/18, 7:30 PM Glass Farm Ensemble play new music for viola, cello, and piano by Max Duyker, Yvonne Troxler and others at Symphony Space, $20/stud/srs$15

10/18, 8 PM a politically-fueled acoustic songwriters’ triplebill: Emma Graves, Ben Grosscup and Alexandra Bradbury - editrix of the Brooklyn working peoples’ magazine Labor Notes – at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg cover, “no one turned away”

10/18, 10 PM hard-charging, surreal Libertines-style garage rock stomp wih Archie Powell & the Exports at Rock Shop, $10

10/18, 11 PM eclectic Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie doing her creepy chamber pop thing followed at midnight by equally haunting former Piker Ryan and Kundera frontman Mark Steiner at Sidewalk. Intense Czech violinist Pavel Cingl does double duty with both bands.

10/18 enigmatic frontwoman Ashen Keilyn’s perennially popular rainy-day janglerock band Scout at Bowery Electric

10/19, 2 PM the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble plays their new arrangement of Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, Op. 36 in D Major (arr. Stein); Roberto Sierra; New work; Schubert: Octet in F Major, D. 803 at the Brooklyn Museum, $10 tix avail. The program repeats on 10/22 and 10/24 at 7:30 at the Morgan Library.

10/19, 4 PM the Urban Tango Trio – Octavio Brunetti on piano; Machiko Ozawa, former concertmaster of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de Las Artes, on violin; and Pedro Giraudo on bass at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, no under-sixes.

10/19, 5 PM John Adams conducts the Yale Philharmonia playing his Absolute Jest and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4; the Brentano Quartet also perform Stravinsky’s Orpheus, at Avery Fisher Hall, $30/$15 stud

10/20, 8 PM eclectic, contemplative, cross-pollinating violinist Sarah Bernstein leads a quartet with with Kris Davis on piano, Stuart Popejoy on electric bass and Ches Smith on drums. at Cornelia St. Cafe., $10 + $10 min

10/22-25, 7:30 PM the world premieres of  Ted Hearne‘s musical theatre piece The Source, drawn from the leaks of antifascist hero/heroine Chelsea Manning, at BAM.

10/21-22 the spectacular Colombian harp-driven  ten-piece  Edmar Castañeda World Ensemble feat. spectacular qanun virtuoso Tamer Pinarbasi 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25.

10/22 8 PM eclectic chanteuse Elynne Rey with a cool combo: Bennett Paster – piano; Paul Beaudry – bass; Saul Rubin – guitar; Jerome Jennings – drums playing the album release show for her new one A Little Bit of Moonlight at Zeb’s, 223 W 28th St, $10

10/22, 9ish ferocious, anthemic, literate rockers Wormburner at Bowery Electric.

10/23-26 accordionist Richard Galliano leads a quintet with Josh Nelson – piano; Peter Bernstein – guitar; George Mraz – bass; Mauricio Zottarelli – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend

10/23-25, 8 PM Brian Schober’s new opera White Witch - a gruesome tale of murder and revenge, based on the 19th century Jamaican plantation owner and reputed serial killer Annie Palmer, known as the White Witch of Rose Hall – at Symphony Space, $25/$15 stud/srs

10/24, 7 PM eclectic, lyrical Spanish songwriter Javier Ruibal joins forces with accordionist Victor Prieto at Flushing Town Hall, $15/$10 stud

10/24, 7:30 PM carnatic singer Anandi Bhattacharya – daughter of legendary Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya – at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex., $30/20 stud/sts .

10/24, 7 :30 PM brilliant clarinetists Vasko Dukovski and Ismail Lumanovski and Christa Van Alstine, and pianists Jonathan Howe and Craig Ketter play electroacoustic works for clarinet and piano by Herbert Howe, Jacob Goodman, Max Giteck, Peri Mauer and Raoul Pleskow at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $20 sugg don.

10/24, 9 PM iconic folk noir songwriter/ethereally haunting chanteuse Marissa Nadler at Trans-Pecos, $8.

10/25, 8 PM brilliant pianist Armen Donelian and his trio play Armenian-inspired jazz at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs.

10/25, 8 PM Shakir Khan plays classical Indian music for sitar at Roulette

10/25, 8 PM Jose Alberto “El Canario” reunited for the first time with his original bandmates from pioneering 70s psychedelic salsa band Tipica ’73: Camilo Azuquita, Tito Allen, Sony Bravo, Johnny Rodriguez, Alfredo De La Fé and others at the Lehman Center at CUNY Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd, $35 tix avail but get em now

10/25, 11 PM perennially popular Afrobeat/funk/groove unit Budos Band play the album release show for their new one at the Wick, $22.

10/26, 3 and 6:30 PM a screening of the Juilliard String Quartet documentary film  Speak the Music: Robert Mann and the Mysteries of Chamber Music followed by the Amphion String Quartet playing Beethoven’s Beethoven’s String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 at Symphony Space, free.

10/26, 4 PM the American Symphony Orchestra play Schubert’s C Major Symphony at Symphony Space, $29 tix avail

10/26, 9 PM Thurston Moore leads an unnamed band at Rough Trade, $15; this will sell out so fast it’s insane. His new instrumental trio album is a real return to twisted noisy 80s form.

10/26 creepy noir Americana/ghoulabilly band the Goddamn Gallows at Bowery Electric.

10/28-11/2 state-of-the-art lyrical saxman Joshua Redman leads his quartet at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25

10/29, 10 PM fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems with Hannah vs. the Many at Rock Shop, $!0

10/30-31 grasscore icons the Infamous Stringdusters at Highline Ballroom. First night is a Grateful Dead tribute show starting at 9 PM, $25 adv tix rec. The 10/31 show starts an hour earlier and is over by 11.

10/30, 7 PM super cool 80s/90s ska nostalgia in reverse order: Mephiskapheles, the Toasters, No Redeeming Social Value, the Ladrones at the Mercury, $20 adv tix req.

10/30-11/2 serious oldschool bop; George Coleman Sr. – tenor saxophone; Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone; Harold Mabern – piano; John Webber – bass; George Coleman Jr. – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30.

10/30, 8 PM American Modern Ensemble play a creepy Halloween program: George Crumb: Music for a Summer Evening; David Del Tredici: Dracula; Robert Paterson: Hell’s Kitchen, Closet Full of Demons and Ghost Theater* at Merkin Concert Hall, $

10/30, 8 PM dark neo-garage punks the Dum Dum Girls at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

10/31, 7 PM pianist Michael Riesman plays Philip Glass’ score to Dracula to accompany a screening of the original 1931 film at the Morgan Library, $25.

10/31, 9 PM ageless garage rock legends the Fleshtones followed by similarly legendary but vital surf band Los Straitjackets with guest Deke Dickerson at the Bell House, $20.

11/1, 7 PM hard-charging, creepy Nashville gothic narratives with MacMcCarty & the Kidd Twist Band followed by the haunting, charismatic, blues-infused king of noir New York rock songwriting, LJ Murphy and his band the Accomplices at Sidewalk.

11/1, 9 PM the Dean Ween Group at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

11/1, 9 PM perennially vital New Orleans soul piano legend Allen Toussaint plus the amazingly funky, tuba-driven, otherworldly Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25.

11/6, 7 PM the UNSRC Symphony Orchestra plays Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in D, and Dvorak’s New World Symphony at Symphony Space, $22/$18 stud/srs

11/7, 7:30 PM brilliantly lyrical, politically fearless, guitarishly excellent Americana songwriter James McMurtry at the Mercury, $17 adv tix rec.

11/7, 10 PM the Steep Canyon Rangers - famous for backing Steve Martin, though their own bluegrass/newgrass is killer as well – at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/7, 10ish Peter Hook & the Light at Irving Plaza, $35 – if legendary bassists playing covers from their old band (Joy Division) is your thing.

11/10, 7 PM the Janacek Quartet play a program TBA at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St, free

11/10, 8:30 PM the Nels Cline Singers play 2 sets at Rough Trade, $16 adv tix rec.

11/11 Norwegian garage punks Stupidity and ex-Friggs guitar maven Palmyra Delran at the Delancey

11/13, 6:30 PM soaring Nashville gothic chanteuse Kelley Swindall – whose murder ballads are to die for – on a doublebill with her tourmate, ominously eclectic Canadian gothic/chamber pop songwriter Lorraine Leckie at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

11/13, 7:30ish searing, edgily funny female-fronted Americana/punk rockers Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric, $10.

11/14-15, 8 PM well-loved, state-of-the-art female-fronted oldschool soul revivalists Lake Street Dive at Terminal 5, $25.

11/14, 8 PM eclectic, hard-driving indie classica/jazz violinist David Wong & High Strung at the Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr (the BMCC auditorium on Chambers St.), $15

11/14, 11 PM sprawlingly creepy oldtimey/Americana guys O’Death – whose new album is characteristically excellent – at the Bell House, $15.

11/15, 8 PM perennially powerful, tuneful, lyrically relevant Irish rockers Black 47 are disbanding – this is their final B.B. King’s show, $30 adv tix rec.

11/15, 8 PM newgrass jams with the Yonder Mountain String Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $27.50 adv tix rec.

11/15, 8 PM classic flamenco with Felah Menguz and Espiritu Gitano at Roulette

11/15, 9 PM Steve Wynn‘s legendary 80s paisley underground band the Dream Syndicate at Rough Trade, playing the classic Days of Wine & Roses album in its entirety, $20 – this edition of the band has Jason Victor on guitar with Mark Walton on bass and Dennis Duck on drums.

11/16,. 2 PM the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra plays Janacek: Taras Bulba; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2; Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $19 tix avail.

11/16, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Griffes – The White Peacock; Schumann – Cello Concerto; Sibelius – Symphony No. 1 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

11/16, 4 PM piano/winds chamber ensemble An Die Musik play a family-friendly program including works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and a wryly narrative piece by bandleader Robert Mann at Merkin Concert Hall

11/18, doors and drinks at 5:30, show at 6 PM, indie classical quartet Loadbang play new and recent works by Alex Mincek, Scott Wollschleger, Charles Wuorinen and Reiko Füting at the Miller Theatre, free

11/18 perennially popular, gleefully menacing dark garage rockers Thee Oh Sees at Bowery Ballroom; 11/21 they’re at Warsaw

11/20, 7 PM haunting, intense, politically-fueled Tunisian-French art-rock bandleader/singer Emel Mathlouthi at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. just north of 34th St., $25

11/21, 8:30 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express – the thinking person’s Tom Petty – at the Bell House, $15

11/22 wickedly tuneful female-fronted noir surf/dark garage band the Wytches at Baby’s All Right – 11/24 they’re at the Mercury at 6:30 for $13 in advance.

11/24, 10 PM dark psych-pop band the Allah-Las – who seem to be going in an even catchier, jangly post-Byrds direction – at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15 adv tix rec.

11/25-26, 9 PM well-regarded 90s goth/noise band Blonde Redhead at Bowery Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec; they’re at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 12/2 for the same deal.

11/26, 9ish old stoners never stop writing rhymes: Method Man & Redman at the Nokia Theatre, $30 tix avail.

11/28-29, 9 PM NYC-bred funky jamband twinbill: the Pimps of Joytime plus charismatic, psychedelic funkmeistress Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Bowery Ballroom, $18 adv tix rec.

12/2, 7:30 PM violinist Miranda Cuckson and members of the Da Capo Chamber Players and Manhattan String Quartet play eight works for strings and piano, including Carl Kanter’s Piano Trio; Leo Kraft’s Six Pieces for Violin with Piano Obbligato; Eugene W. McBride’s Moments for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano; Scott Miller’s Coots and Rails, scored for three violins; and Craig Slon’s String Quartet. at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $20 sugg don

12/4, 7:30 PM Federico Agostini, violin and Enrico Elisi, piano play Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96 at the Morgan Library, $25.

12/9, doors and drinks at 5:30, show at 6 PM, the Mivos Quartet parse the avant garde spectrum for works by Martin Stauning, Patrick Higgins, a new arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Contrapunctus XIX, and György Kurtág’s cult favorite suite of “microludes” at the Miller Theatre, free.

12/9 Swans at Warsaw. OMG this boomy space will become a cyclotron.

New York City Live Music Calendar for August and September 2014

Constant updates throughout the month: you might want to bookmark this page and check back to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. The next concerts are Sept 6 and 9 exploring Clementi and Two Admirers: Brahms and Beethoven. email for info/location.

The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave at 36th St. has put on display a rare first edition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” marking the 200th anniversary in 2014 of the origination of the famous anthem. Quite notably, the word “patriotic” is misspelled in the subtitle of this first edition, one of only a handful of surviving copies. Admission is $18/$12 stud/srs; free on Fridays 7 – 9 PM. Hours Tues-Thurs 10:30 AM- 5 PM; Fri 10:30 – 9 PM; Sat 10 AM – 6 PM; Sun 11 AM – 6 PM.

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

Mondays at the Jazz Standard it’s all Mingus, whether with the Mingus Orchestra, Big Band or Mingus Dynasty: as jazz goes, it’s arguably the most exhilarating show of the week, every week. The first-rate players always rise to the level of the material. Sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 and worth it.

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 8:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

Mondays at the Vanguard the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – composer Jim McNeely’sreliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

Mondays in August (check the Barbes website for updates), 9:30ish Chicha Libre plays their home turf at Barbes. The world’s most vital, entertaining oldschool chicha band, they blend twangy, often noir Peruvian surf sounds with cumbia and other south-of-the-border styles along with swirling psychedelic jams and deep dub interludes. Show up early because they are insanely popular.

Mondays in August, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood. Now you can go see him since the Living Room, that hellhole where he used to rehearse on Monday nights, is closed forever!

Also Mondays in August Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11:30 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party til past three in the morning. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota on trombone, with frequent special guests.

Tuesdays in August clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  at 9 PM at Barbes. Get there as soon as you can as they’re very popular. $10 cover.

Tuesdays at around 10 Julia Haltigan and her band play 11th St. Bar. A torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is.

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

Every Wednesday, 8:30 PM Jazz with Attitude featuring Wayne Holmes on keys, Jeff Sheloff on sax, Shinya Miyomoto on drums, Dave Jones on bass and Stephanay JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

Wednesdays in August, 8:30 PM guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg (of Dr. Lonnie Smith’s band) leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, $12.

Wednesdays at 9 PM Feral Foster’s Roots & Ruckus takes over the Jalopy, a reliably excellent weekly mix of oldtimey acts: blues, bluegrass, country and swing.

Thursdays at 7:30 PM powerhouse Afro-latin drummer Robby Ameen leads his quartet with Bobby Franceschini on sax, Edsel Gomez on piano, Lincoln Goines on bass at Saleya Tribeca, 65 W Broadway btw Murray & Warren

Thursdays and Fridays in August Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in Balkan music.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

Fridays at 5 PM in August, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

Fridays in August at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in August at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays in August, 6 PM spectacularly eclectic violinist Sarah Alden – who can do Balkan as well as she does bluegrass – & her band the Red Hot Rubies at Barbes.

Saturdays eclectic compelling Brazilian jazz chanteuse Marianni and her excellent band at Zinc Bar, three sets starting at 10 PM.

Sundays there’s a klezmer brunch at City Winery, show starts around 11:30 AM – 2 PM, $10 cover, no minimum, lots of good bands.

Sundays at 4 PM fun, hellraising booze-fueled acoustic Americana band Jumbo Brown at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave. (next to Nitehawk Cinema), Williamsburg.

Sundays at 5 PM Durban-born Thuli Dumakude’s African/American music revue features choral group Thokoza – six South African and African women singing classics and obscure material from Southern church gospel to traditional South African Township songs – at the Jackie Onassis Theatre, 120 West 46thStreet between Broadway and 6th Ave., $30/$20 stud/srs

Every Sunday the Ear-Regulars, led by trumpeter Jon Kellso and (frequently) guitarist Matt Munisteri play NYC’s only weekly hot jazz session starting around 8 PM at the Ear Inn on Spring St. Hard to believe, in the city that springboarded the careers of thousands of jazz legends, but true. This is by far the best value in town for marquee-caliber jazz: for the price of a drink and a tip for the band, you can see world-famous players (and brilliant obscure ones) you’d usually have to drop $100 for at some big-ticket room. The material is mostly old-time stuff from the 30s and 40s, but the players (especially Kellso and Munisteri, who have a chemistry that goes back several years) push it into some deliciously unexpected places.

Sundays in August, 8:30/11 PM the mighty, politically astute, symphonically majesticArturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, $30 seats avail

Sundays in August, 8:30 PM purist guitarist Peter Mazza – who gets the thumbs up from bop-era legend Gene Bertoncini – leads a series of trios at the Bar Next Door.

Sundays in August at 9 Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places. He’s also very popular: get there early.

8/1, 5:30 PM classic Jamaican roots with Stephen Sylvester & the Anthem Reggae Band at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum ,895 Shore Road, Bronx, take the Bronx trolley, which makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station, $10/$8 stud/srs

8/1-3 state-of-the-art piano jazz: the Kenny Barron Quartet featuring Stefon Harris on vibes at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30

8/1, 7:30 PM pianist/composer and Astor Piazzolla collaborator Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble play their new dance score at Damrosch Park, free.

8/1, 7:30 PM Cuban and Puerto Rican oldschool salsa sounds: the Pedrito Martinez group followed by Jimmy Bosch y Sus Estrellas at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/1, 8 PM wickedly cachy, darkly keyboard-driven Colombian psychedelic cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem followed by wild, humungous (we’re talking 40-piece) Balkan/circus rock band Mucca Pazza at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

8/1, 8 PM resonator guitarist Zeke Healey with ex-Antisocial Music/Roulette Sisters violist Karen Waltuch followed at 10 by luminous singer/violinist Mireya Ramos’ ostensibly aphrodisiac Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group – at Barbes

8/1-3, 8:30 PM it’s Mary Halvorson Fest at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. Choice pick: the 8/3 duo sets with the singularly brilliant, intense guitarist dueling it out with a similarly witty, assaultive sparring partner, saxophonist Jon Irabagon.

8/1, 8:45 PM intense cellist/songwriter Meaghan Burke at Spectrum, $15.

8/1, 9 PM a tribute to Memphis Minnie & Mississippi John Hurt feat. Jan Bell, Rashad Brown, Dylan Charles, Karen Dahlstrom, Queen Esther, Feral Foster, Tamar Korn, Stephanie Leyton, Eli Smith and other usual suspects at the Jalopy, $10.

8/1, 9 PM the Inevitable Breakups’ catchy powerpopmeister frontman Daniel Stampfel at the Path Cafe

8/1, 10:30 PM amazing Israeli Ethopian roots reggae jamband Zvuloon Dub System play their farewell NYC show at Meridian 23.

8/1, 11 PM intense, anthemic southwestern gothic rockers Girl to Gorilla at Otto’s

8/1, 10:30 PM the Dave Gibson /Jared Gold B3 organ band at the Fat Cat.

8/2, 2 PM the Deno’s Wonder Wheel Music Marathon at Coney Island on the boardwalk in front of the Wonder Wheel featuring lots of surf bands. There’s another on 8/16, same time, lineup TBA

8/2, 5ish the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John at Central Park Summerstage.

8/2, 6 PM spectacularly eclectic violinist Sarah Alden – who can do Balkan as well as she does bluegrass – & her band the Red Hot Rubies followed at 8 by sultry, deviously witty female-fronted French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins and at 10 by upbeat Sinaloa-style Mexican mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos at Barbes.

8/2, 7 PM Sabor & the Afro-Latineers play an intoxicating, psychedelic mix of latin big band jazz, funk, Afrobeat and salsa at the Fat Cat

8/2, 7:30 PM Bay area Romany jazz guitar band Gaucho with special guest pianist Gordon Webster at Joe’s Pub, $23.

8/2, 7:30 PM ferocious but smartly terse electric blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues, $15

8/2, 7:30/9:30 PM powerhouse lyrical postbop saxophonist/composer Noah Preminger leads his quartet at Ginny’s Supper Club, $10

8/2, 9 PM the Baseball Project – jangly, wickedly literate, historically informed baseball-themed supergroup fronted by Steve Wynn with Peter Buck and Mike Mills from REM and others – at Rough Trade, $20.

8/2, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock shindig at Otto’s has creepy horror surf band the Chillers followed by twangy purists the Brigantines at 10, at 11 PM the amazing Middle Eastern/Greek psychedelic sounds of the Byzan-Tones and all-purpose instrumentalists Band of Tribes sometime around midnight.

8/2, 9 PM the guy who made Quentin Tarantino famous, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

8/2, 9ish a great combo: smartly lyrical country crooner Jesse Lenat with brilliant steel player Raphael McGregor at 68 Jay St. Bar.

8/2, 9 PM creepy, sultry, historically-infused chamber pop/noir cabaret trio Sweet Soubrette at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

8/2, 9ish ecstatic Brazilian funk/reggae/maracatu band Dende & Hahahaes at SOB’s, $10 adv tix rec.

8/2, 9/11 PM thoughtful trombonist/composer Ryan Keberle + Catharsis with special guest Camila Meza on vocals at the Jazz Gallery, $22

8/2, 1 AM mandolinist/composer Vivian Li and the Pickled Campers (well technically it’s Sun 8/3 early in the morning) at the small room at the Rockwood. They’re playing the album release show for their eclectic, exciting, sophisticated new Americana album at GSI studios in Chelsea on 8/16.

8/3, noon, repeating on 8/10 legendary New Orleans soul maven/pianist Allen Toussaint at Joe’s Pub, $30

8/3, 1 PM Afghani rubabist Quraishi, classical Arabic choral ensemble Shashmaqam, violinist Nariman Asanov’s NY Crimean Tatar Ensemble and Turkish crooner Ahmet Erdogdular on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free.

8/3, 2 PM free punk bands at Tompkins Square Park: Porno Dracula, horror surf monsters the Coffin Daggers, stoner folk legend David Peel, hardcore drunk-driving advocates Ism, the Bambi Killers and Hammerbrain

8/3, 6PM devious, period-perfect mid 50s-style oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. on the beach at Carecas Arepa Bar, 106th St and Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, free

8/3, 7 PM the Cita Rodriguez Orchestra with special guests Pete Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, Tito Allen, Herman Olivera, Adalberto Santiago, Willie Torres, Eddie Montalvo, andRay Martinez plus the Alma Moyo Drummers play a tribute to salsa vocal legend Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez at Damrosch Park, free.

8/3, 7 PM diverse jazz/art-rock chanteuse/pianist Rachel Eckroth leads a trio at Something Jazz Club, $10

8/3, 9 PM a killer dark Americana-flavored lyrical songwriter triplebill: powerhouse lyricist, nimble guitarist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper followed by the charismatically intense, jangly Matt Keating and then quieter but similarly intense Great Plains gothic tunesmith/singer Ember Schrag – at 2A.

8/3,9 PM 9 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello – at the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, 532 W 27th St (10th/11th Aves.), free.

8/3, 10 PM kinetic, fun, psychedelic hammered dulcimer instrumentals with House of Waters at the big room at the Rockwood

8/4, 7:30 PM oldschool hip-hop nostalgia: Kool Moe Dee, Rob Base, Biz Markie and Roxanne Shante at Wingate Field in Crown Heights. KMD still battling with Kool J? Roxanne still wondering why UTFO had to write a song about her? Will the Biz try to sing or just spin records?

8/4, 8 PM punk bands at the Pyramid, $tba: Iconicide, Urban Waste, Nihilistics, comedic CB’s legends the Sic Fucks, Reagan Youth and Antidote

8/4-9, 8 PM the New York Concert Opera with intense German-American baritone Ulrich Hartung and a chamber ensemble led by Stefan Kozinski  present a new, insightful politically-charged interpretation of the iconic Schubert Winterreise song cycle in a multimedia performance at the Black Box Theatre, 82 Washington Square East, $10/$5 stud/srs.

8/4, 8:30 PM lyrical pianist/composer Cecilia Coleman and her Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

8/4, 9 PM tuneful pan-Latin pianist Leo Genovese with Dan Blake on saxophones and Nat Mugavero on drums at Spectrum, $15.

8/4, 9:30 PM devious all-female indie classical bassoon quartet the Breaking Winds at Pete’s. 8/8, 7 PM they’re at Joe’s Pub.

8/4, 10ish deliciously ugly, skin-peeling noiserock with the Sediment Club plus a Weasel Walter avant jazz project at Death by Audio.

8/4, 11 PM eclectic funk/New Orleans/surf/country/Brazilian band Nation Beat at the big room at the Rockwood

8/4, 11ish assaultively eclectic Nashville noisepunks Western Medication at Shea Stadium

8/5, 7 PM cellist Soo Bae and pianist Tanya Bannister playing works by Chopin and Rachmaninoff followed at 9 by explosive Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

8/5 the David Virelles Trio, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/5, 7:30 PM tuneful smart lyrical retro Americana harmony duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne at Bowery Electric, $10. They’re at the Jalopy on 8/9 at 9 for the same deal.

8/5 lyrical progressive jazz balladry: Becca Stevens – voice, guitar; Liam Robinson – accordion and keyboards; Chris Tordini – bass; Jordan Perlson – drums and percussion at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20

8/5, 7:30 PM piano duo Christina & Michelle Naughton play works by Ravel, Milhaud, John Adams and their new arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

8/5, 7:30 PM pianist Burton Greene plays an album release show with trombonist Reut Regev’s R*time quartet at Spectrum, $15

8/5, 8 PM psychedelic salsa legends Tipica ’73 at East River Park.

8/5-10, 8/10 PM noisy jazz guitar icon Nels Cline plays with a series of ensembles at the Stone, $15. Choice pick: either set by the Nels Cline Singers (whose new album is both more tuneful and more abrasive than you might expect) on 8/6

8/5, 9 PM lush, intense, artfully orchestrated psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange at Arlene’s, $8.

8/5, 9 PM ageless roots reggae loverman/crooner Barrington Levy and band at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

8/5, 10ish enigmatic, sometimes haunting oldschool country band Karen & the Sorrows at Friends & Lovers.

8/5, 10:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls

8/6, 1 PM SisterMonk play their high-energy worldbeat/punk/funk at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

8/6, 7 PM psychedelic funkmeisters (and meistress) Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Madison Square Park, free.

8/6, 8 PM a panel discussion on the 25th anniversary of the 1988 Tompkins Square Police Riot hosted by the ACLU’s Norman Siegel and Frank Morales, with  a special slide show presentation of War In The Neighborhood, by Seth Tobocman, at Theater 80, First Ave + St. Mark’s Place

8/6, 8 PM pyrotechnic electric blues guitarist/bandleader Ana Popovic at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec. She can shred but she’s got soul.

8/6, 8 PM French-Algerian jazz chaneuse Ourida leads a trio at Barbes

8/6, 8:30 PM Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell at Damrosch Park, free,get there early.

8/6, 8:30 PM Anupam Shobakar on sarod and Nitin Mitta on tabla improvise on carnatic themes at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/6, 9 PM savage, macabre,cinematic noir jazz band Beninghove’s Hangmen at Bar Chord

8/6, 10ish Syrian crooner Omar Souleyman and his Middle Eastern dancefloor grooves at Glasslands, $16.

8/6, 11 PM the Nat Osborn Band – whose wry, cleverly lyrical New Orleans sounds come across somewhere in between Dr. John and Brother Joscephus – at the Mercury, $10

8/7, 7 PM the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of ageless shredder Marshall Allen at Wagner Park

8/7, 7:30 PM Tift Merritt plays a rare intimate duo show with guitar/pedal steel genius Eric Heywood at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

8/7-10 the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – one of the funnest bands around, with a fat tuba groove, soul horns and live hip-hop beats at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 on the weekend

8/7, 7:30 PM wild Indian-influenced saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and ensemble play their new ballet soundtrack at Damrosch Park, free

8/7, 8 PM avant garde viola star Jessica Pavone + Chris Pitsiokos + Andrew Smiley at Trans-Pecos, $1

8/7, 8 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Barbes. He’s also at Pete’s on 8/16 at 11.

8/7, doors at 8 PM a screening of Florian Habicht’s documentary PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets, which covers the band’s final 2012 Sheffield concert. Plus Q&A with Jarvis Cocker and the filmmaker on the roof and in the courtyard at Industry City, 220 36th St, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, R to 36th St., $20.

8/7, 8 PM Viking – who’s equally intense whether doing fingerstyle country blues on guitar or creepy piano-based tunes – at Goodbye Blue Monday. You should hear his dirgey version of St. James Infirmary!  He’s also at Matchless on 8/15 at 11.

8/7, 9 PM brilliant Lou Reed lead guitarist Aram Bajakian‘s Kef premiere their new suite commemorating the 1915 genocide in Armenia at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

8/7, repeating on 8/14, 9/11 PM fiery, purposeful alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon leads a quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $15.

8/8, 7 PM haunting, original female-fronted acoustic funk/art-rock/Americana jamband the Sometime Boys at the big room at the Rockwood. 8/9 they’re at Hometown BBQ, 454 Van Brunt St. in Red Hook, 8/28 at 9 they’re at Bar Nine, 807 9th Ave (53/54).

8/8, 7 PM paradigm-shifting Middle Eastern/jazz trumpeter Amir ElSaffar and his Quintet at the Rubin Museum of Art, $20

8/8, 7 PM devious all-female bassoon quartet the Breaking Winds followed by the equally devious, fun Threeds Oboe Trio playing the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $20

8/8, 7:30 PM the Campbell Brothers play a “Sacred Steel Love Supreme” (their new arrangement of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme) at Damrosch Park, free.

8/8, 8 PM Latino Punk Fest with Sucia, Gusano, Eske, Generacion Suicida and Pura Mania (probably in reverse order) at the Acheron, $15 gen adm. The fiesta continues on 8/10 at 3 for three bucks less with Ratas, Porkeria, Ausencia, Anasazi, Putrida and Dischaka

8/8-9, 8 PM New Orleans legends the Funky Meters at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

8/8, 8 PM intense, virtuoso Bearthoven pianist Karl Larson plays piano music of up-and-coming composers Alex Weiser and Scott Wollschleger at Scholes Street Studio, 46 Scholes St. in Williamsburg, $15.

8/8, 9 PM ferocious Radio Birdman style chromatic garage punk with the Mess Around at Cake Shop, $8.

8/8, 9 PM the increasingly more menacing, psychedelic, southwestern gothic-inclined Jack Grace Band at Beast of Bourbon.

8/8, 9/11 PM a rare guitar/keys duo show from Camila Meza & Fabian Almazan at the Jazz Gallery, $22

8/8, 9:30 PM wild keyboard-and-guitar-driven psychedelic Balkan rockers Choban Elektrik followed at 9:30 PM by Ornamatik and then at 10:30 by similarly adventurous Balkan jamband Raya Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10

8/8, 10ish  fearlessly funny Williamsburg punk rock vets the Live Ones at Hank’s.

8/8, 11 PM the lush, eclectic, ominous, self-explanatory Winds of Anatolia at Drom, $!0

8/8, midnight brilliantly tuneful, anthemic, lyrical Kansas City Americana/Nashville gothic band the Grisly Hand (you should hear their tune about Phineas Gage, who survived a railroad spike through his head) at the Rockwood

8/9, 1 and 3 PM pianist Pam Goldberg leads an ensemble with Esther Noh, Caitlin Sullivan and Allison Charney playing American and Argentian sounds on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

8/9, 2 PM Lush, slinky vintage-era Middle Eastern film music ensemble Zikrayat at Macon Library, 361 Lewis Ave at Macon St, Brooklyn, free, C to Kingston-Throop Ave. On 8/12 at 7 they’re at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, 7 to Court Square.

8/9, 2:30 PM well-loved 90s alt-country band the the Old 97s followed at around 4 by sly fun high-energy grasscore band the Devil Makes Three on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free.

8/9, 3 PM a contemporary gospel explosion at Central Park Summerstage with Tasha Cobbs, Smokie Norful, Pastor Charles Jenkins, Vashawn Mitchell, Kierra Sheard, Micah Stampley and Brian Courtney Wilson

8/9, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet- Anders Nilsson - guitar; David Ambrosio – bass; Satoshi Takeishi – drums and Tim Keiper – percussion followed at 6 PM by spectacularly eclectic violinist Sarah Alden – who can do Balkan as well as she does bluegrass – & her band the Red Hot Rubies at Barbes

8/9, 6 PM C&W legends Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Brooklyn Americana newcomers the Lone Bellow and Rosanne Cash at Damrosch Park, free.

8/9, 6 PM  diverse, funky jazz violinist Zach Brock leads his group at 55 Bar.

8/9, 7 PM the Amernet String Quartet play Mozart String Quartet No. 8 in F Major, K. 168; Janacek String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”; Briggs String Quartet No. 3; Beethoven String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135 Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

8/9, 8 PM the New Languages nonet improvises with strings, reeds and woodwinds and concludes their show with Sufi music at Spectrum, $15

8/9, 8 PM pianist Matt Mitchell debuts his new trio with Chris Tordini on bass and Dan Weiss on drums at Greenwich House Music School, $12

8/9, 8:30 PM wildly popular art-rock guitarist/bandleader St. Vincent at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/9, 9 PM Sabrina Chap plays her dark vaudevillian cabaret at Classon Social.

8/9, 10 PM Osekre & the Lucky Bastards play their catchy roots reggae/soul mashups at Silvana.

8/9, 11 PM dark female-fronted new wave/punk band Ingrid & the Defectors at Matchless, $8

8/10, time TBA the most monstrously creepy noir twang instrumental band on the planet, Big Lazy at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook, free.

8/10, 1 PM the Composers Voice chamber ensemble plays choreographed ballet works by up-and-coming composers: David Bohn, Remigio Coco, Marco De Boni, Jay Anthony Gach, Leonard Mark Lewis, David Charles Meckler, Alon Nechushtan, Norberto Oldrini, and Gisela Alejandra Paterno at Jan Hus Church, 351 E 74th St, free

8/10, 3 PM the adventurious indie classical Jack Quartet at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum admission ($10 for adults, $5 stud/srs).

8/10, 4:15 PM Sarah Small‘s intense Balkan/Middle Eastern trio Hydra followed by a screening of the film Butter on the Latch at the American Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street), Astoria, outdoors, N/R to Steinway St.

8/10, 5 PM the Music Maker Blues Revue with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and Ironing Board Sam, southern soul cult figure Bobby Patterson, Alabama soul/gospel group St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Damrosch Park, free.

8/10, 6 PM noir guitar twangmeister Jim Campilongo and band at 55 Bar.

8/10, 6 PM wild alto sax-and-drum improvisations from Louise D. E. Jensen and Kevin Shea at Downtown Music Gallery, free

8/10, 8 PM bewitching torch song stylist Bliss Blood & noir guitarist Al Street at Epistrophy Cafe, 200 Mott St.

8/10,  9ish smart, politically-charged, assaultively creepy chromatic punk/metal band Millsted at Grand Victory.

8/10, 9:20 PM sharp, satirical, catchy, sardonically funny Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk .

8/10, midnight saxophonist Ken Fowser and his wee-hours jam cohort vibraphonist Behn Gillece lead a vivid late 50s style postbop quintet at Smalls

8/11, 8 PM darkly hypnotic, improvisational songwriter/classical guitarist Marian McLaughlin followed by volcanically intense psychedelic folk songwriter/chanteuseLarkin Grimm at Cake Shop.

8/11, 8 PM Buffalo Stack - fiddler Tania Stack from the Avett Bros. with her brother Andy – playing decently tuneful soul/gospel-influenced 70s hippie rock at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

8/11, 8:30 PM the Erica Seguine Jazz Orchestra play elegantly shapeshifting original compositions with a quirky sense of humor (and a Bach tango), a pleasant change from your usual big band fare, at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

8/12, noon surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers - whose new album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun, at South St. Seaport. They’re also at the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island on 8/16 at 2

8/12, 5:30 PM alt-country guitarist/songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan outside in the parking lot behind City Winery, free.

8/12, 7 PM Ilusha Tsinadze, who plays “traditional Georgian music in an untraditional Brooklyn way” followed at 9 by explosive Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

8/12, 7 PM intense, edgily tuneful Texas trumpeter Stan Killian leads a small group at 55 Bar

8/12 the George Burton Quintet, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/12 darkly glimmering, moody third-stream jazz pianist Yelena Eckemoff leads a quartet with Donny McCaslin – tenor saxophone; George Mraz – bass; Eric McPherson – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20

8/12, 7:30 PM the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays works by Haydn, Weber and Paul Schoenfeld at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

8/12, 8 PM Malian guitar monster Vieux Farka Toure - who’s even faster and a lot more adrenalizing than his legendary dad Ali – at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix highly rec.

8/12-17, 8/10 PM cutting-edge, eclectic indie classical composer/singer Lisa Bielawa has a weekly residency at the Stone, $15. Choice pick: the 8/14, 8 PM set with violinist Colin Jacobsen, cellist Eric Jacobsen and pianist Bruce Levingston.

8/12, 8 PM sharp a free screening of the documentary film Charles Bradley – Soul of America plus pre-show Q&A with soul singer Charles Bradley & film director Poull Brien at City Winery

8/12, 8:30 PM violinist Elektra Kurtis leads a string quartet plus percusssion in a program of Middle Eastern, Balkan and classical jams at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/12-14, 8:30/10:30 PM richly tuneful third-stream pianist Fabian Almazan with an oldschool rhythm section: Thomas Morgan on bass, Henry Cole on drums at the  Vanguard, $25

8/12, 10 PM John Brown’s Body trumpeter Sam Dechenne’s Cocek Brass Band at Shrine.

8/12, 10:30 PM dark, sardonic, brilliantly tuneful jazz pianist Danny Fox and his Trio at Korzo.

8/13, noon the ostensibly aphrodisiac Mariachi Flor de Toloache -NYC’s only all-female mariachi orchestra – followed by edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

8/13, 5 PM the Harlem Gospel Choir at the Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (near W. 19th St).

8/13, 6 PM the Tango Jazz Quartet: Alejandro Beelmann, drums; Federico Hilal, bass; Gustavo Corrado, piano; Gustavo Firmenich, tenor saxophone, clarinet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

8/13 Swallow/Talmor/Nussbaum: Ohad Talmor – tenor saxophone; Steve Swallow – bass; Adam Nussbaum – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

8/13, 8 PM singer Sarah Knight’s pensive, smart, lyrical chamber pop/Americana band the Scarlet K at Subculture, $12

8/13, 8 PM brilliantly tuneful cellist/chanteuse Serena Jost followed by intense art-rock songwriter Matt Kanelos at LIC Bar

8/13, 8 PM tunefully eclectic lo-fi art-pop songwriter Kristin Mueller followed eventually by explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Union Hall, $!0.

8/13, 8:15 lyrically brilliant, darkly intense soul/janglerock/noir songwriter Nehedar plays the album release show for her new one at the Delancey, $5

8/13, 8:30 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Rock Shop $10.

8/13-14, 9:30 PM trumpeter Alex Sipiagin leads a quintet with Steve Wilson – alto sax , Dave Kikoski – piano , Boris Kozlov – bass , Donald Edwards – drums at Smalls.

8/13, 10ish fearlessly political soul/reggae/latin rockers Outernational at Bowery Electric

8/14, 8 PM the show by legendary honkytonk guit-steel virtuoso/crooner Junior Brown at City Winery is actually happening now. $22 standing room tix are available

8/14, 8 PM state-of-the-art roots reggae beast SOJA play the album release show for their new one at Brooklyn Bowl, $25.

8/14, 8:30 PM ambitious, smart, noir-inclined tenor sxophonist Patrick Cornelius with Jared Gold on organ and Paul Wiltgen on drums at the Bar Next Door .

8/14, 9 PM a rare solo show by Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie  at Shrine; the following night, 8/15 she’s at Sidewalk at 8:20 PM followed by the Downward Dogs‘ southwestern gothic frontman, Joe Yoga.

8/14, 9 PM increasingly creepy southwestern gothic/western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Bar Chord

8/14, 9 PM somberly catchy, anthemic Canadian art-rock chanteuse Agnes Obel at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

8/14, 9 PM oldschool soul/funk band Empire Beats fronted by sultry chanteuse Camille Atkinson at Hill Country.

8/14, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on 8/28.

8/14, 10 PM a rare and choice Williamsburg appearance by avant/gutter blues legends Elliott Sharp‘s Terraplane at Spike Hill, $8

8/14, 11:30 PM brilliant jazz violinist Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort with Marvin Sewell – guitar; Will Holshouser – accordion; Chris Lightcap – bass ; Alvester Garnett – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20.

8/15, 5:30 PM smart, purist, cleverly funny, lyrical acoustic pop songwriter Sharon Goldman at the American Folk Art Museum.

8/15, 6 PM sitarist Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury with percussionist Ramzi El-Edlibi in the Patti Cadby Birch Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

8/15, 7 PM period-perfect 1966-style psychedelic pop/Carnaby St. Britpop songwriterJacco Gardner at South St. Seaport.

8/15, 7 PM Roman Rabinovich, piano plays Haydn Andante with variations in F minor, Hob. 17/6; Schumann Kreisleriana, Op. 16; Beethoven Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”;Smetana 4 Czech Dances: Slepicka, Medved, Hulan, Skocna at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

8/15, 8 PM oldschool western swing and Romany jazz with the Hot Club of Cowtown at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec.

8/15, 8 PM art-rock songwriter Mariya Pruss opens for a rare duo performance between two other art-rock types, pianist Eve Lesov and pianist/guitarist Alexander Alabin at Downhouse Lounge, 250 Ave. X in Brighton Beach

8/15, 9/11 PM drummer Adam Rudolph’s hypnotic improvisational septet at the Jazz Gallery, $22.

8/15, 10 PM sultry singer Erica Ramos’ exhilarating retro 60s latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Barbes.

8/16, 10 AM-2 PM the 9/11 Cultural Festival – four plays assessing the horrors and unanswered questions of that horrible day, lineup tba – at the Playroom Theater, 151 W 46 St, 8th fl. Performances will take place 9/12 at 2 PM.

8/16, 3 PM amazingly psychedelic, hauntingly intense Balkan rock jamband Choban Elektrik at Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, Queens, M to Forest Ave.

8/16, 6 PM a screening of the Hector Lavoe biopic El Cantante with a Q&A with Gilberto “Pulpo” Colón and José Mangual followed by a concert by salseros Ensalada de Pulpo at 8 at BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd in the Bronx.

8/16, 6 PM elegant pianist Alice Tsui reinvents pop hits as neoromantic themes and plays her original indie classical compositions at Toshi’s Living Room, 1141 Broadway at 26th St., a benefit for PS 532 New Bridges Elementary in Crown Heights where she teaches

8/16, 7 PM torchy intense vaudevillian oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues, $15.

8/16, 7 PM the St. Petersburg String Quartet plays Erwin Schulhoff Five Pieces; Janacek String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”; Dvorak String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97, “American” at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

8/16, 8 PM brilliant, badass resonator guitarist/oldtime country/hokum  blues songwriter Mamie Minch at Barbes

8/16, 8 PM intense, Aimee Mann-style literate chamber pop with Elizabeth & the Catapult at the big room at the Rockwood.

8/16, 8/10 PM torchy jazz chanteuse Catherine Russell – one of the stars of the past Winter Jazzfest – at Iridium, $27.50.

8/16, 9 PM deviously intense, literate, charismatic oldtimey ukelele siren/songwriter Kelli Rae Powell at the Jalopy, $10

8/16, 9 PM Ten Foot Ganja Plant - who do dub reggae better and more psychedelically than just about anybody – at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

8/16, 9 garage rock night with the Above, Quitty and the Don’ts, the Stents, and Boston fourth-wave legends Muck and the Mires at Hank’s

8/16, 9ish cello punk provocateur Valerie Kuehne with guest violinists Storm Garner, Natalia Steinbach, and Jeff Young at the Panoply Performance Lab in Bushwick

8/16, 10 PM one of NYC’s original urban country bandleaders, Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion followed by increasingly creepy southwestern gothic/western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Rock Shop, $10.

8/16, 11:30 PM high-energy, entertaining, jazz-inclined Canadian brass band/psychedelic funk outfit Busty & the Bass at Fontana’s, $10. 8/17 they’re at Bar 13 (35 E 13th St) at 10:30 for the same deal

8/17, 11 AM-ish eclectic jam-oriented mostly-female klezmer/tango/jazz band Isle of Klezbos at City Winery for brunch, $10, no minimum, kids 12 and under free

8/17, 5 PM pianist Beth Levin plays music of Schumann (the Kreisleriana suite), Schubert and Eliasson at Spectrum, $15

8/17, 7 PM brilliant Britrock tunesmith/crooner Edward Rogers plays the album release show for his new Kevin Ayers-inspired album, Kaye, with a killer band – Don Piper and James Mastro on guitars; Sal Maida on bass; Dennis Diken on drums; Joe McGinty on keyboards; Tish & Snooky, backing vocals at Joe’s Pub, $16.

8/17, 8 PM versatile soulful oldtimey blues/newgrass road warriors the Howlin Brothers at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

8/17, 8:30 PM gotta love all that high midrange: violists Tanya Kalmanovitch; Mat Maneri; Greg Williams at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

8/17, 9 PM Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – upstairs at 2A.

8/18 half past noon tuneful, kinetic Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca plays a rare solo show outdoors on the plaza at Liberty St. and Broadway, free.

8/18, 8 PM a killer acoustic/oldtime Americana house concert with Tuba Skinny, badass chanteuses Mamie Minch and Tamar Korn, and the Hawkins Brothers (string band guys Jackson Lynch and Ernie Vega), BYOB, 169 Spencer St. at Willoughby Ave., Bed-Stuy, G to Myrtle-Willoughby

8/18, 8:30 PM the tuneful, trombone-driven Scott Reeves Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

8/18, 8:30 PM tersely tuneful, soulful jazz pianist Deanna Witkowski with Michael O’Brien on bass and Scott Latsky on drums at the Bar Next Door .

8/18, 9 PM sardonically fearless guitarist/composer Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord play “guerrilla jazz” at Bar Chord.

8/18, 10 PM the JC4 – JC Sanford – trombone, tunes; Mike Baggetta – guitar;Dave Ambrosio – bass; Russ Meissner – drums at Whynot Jazz Room, 14 Christopher St, $10

8/18, 10:30 PM drummer Gerry Gibbs’ all-star Thrasher big band at Smalls

8/19, half past noon Cubam pianist Manuel Valera outdoors on the plaza at Liberty St. and Broadway, free

8/19, 6ish badass female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band the Sweetback Sisters in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

8/19, 7:30 PM artsy, Americana-flavored, eclectic literate rockers Balthrop Alabama at Joe’s Pub, $15

8/19-20 anthemic, cinematic, darkly tuneful third-stream jazz with the Amina Figarova Sextet at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

8/19, 8 PM roots-reggae/Afrobeat collective Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix highly rec.

8/19-24, 8:30/10:30 PM lyrical pianist George Cables with Essiet Okon Essiet on bass, Victor Lewis on drums at the Vanguard, $25

8/19, 9 PM Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester plays a typically witty solo show at Spectrum, $15.

8/19, 9ish  jangly retro 60s psych-pop band Spider Bags at Union Pool.

8/19,10:30 PM deviously fun cabaret/chamber pop chanteuse Grace McLean & Them Apples at the big room at the Rockwood

8/20, half past noon lyrical third-stream pianist Vadim Neselovskyi outdoors on the plaza at Liberty St. and Broadway, free

8/20, 1 PM the high-energy, oldschool New Orleans style Lucky Chops Brass Band at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

8/20, 7 PM fiery, intense frontwoman with searing, sardonic metal/gutter blues band Briana Layon & the Boys at Arlene’s, $5

8/20, 9 PM hip-hop brass band grooves with PitchBlak Brass Band followed at 10 by edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

8/21, 7:30 PM County Antrim’s Beoga (Gaelic for “lively”) make their US debut at Drom, $15 adv tix very highly rec. Followed at 9:30 PM by the “Iranian Bob Dylan,” politically-charged art-rock songwriter Mohsen Namjoo with sizzling clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski and kanun virtuoso Tamer Pinarbasi at Drom, $10 adv tix very highly rec. (separate adm).

8/21-24, rising star pianist Gerald Clayton (who’s got an excellent, swinging duo album out with his bassist dad John Clayton) leads a series of quartets at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20. Choice pick: 8/23 with Lage Lund on guitar.

8/21, 8 PM brilliant steel guitar player Raphael McGregor leads his eclectic southwestern gothic/jamband at Freddy’s .

8/21, 8:30 PM phenomenally fun, intense, noir-tinged oldschool soul siren Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix req. They’re at the Poisson Rouge the next night, 8/22 at the same time for $3 more (advance tix also required).

8/21, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free.

8/21, 9ish circus rock/folk noir/punkgrass band Blackbird Raum at C-squat – 8/22 they’re on the roof at 169 Spencer St. at Willoughby, Bed-Stuy, G to Myrtle-Willoughby, BYOB

8/21, 9:30 PM diversely lyrical jazz keyboardist Taylor Eigsti (of Gretchen Parlato’s band) leads his trio at Smalls.

8/21, 10 PM psychedelic latin soul sounds with Damian Quinones and band at Matchless.

8/21, 11 PM socially aware, oldtimey-flavored, female-fronted Americana band 2/3 Goat at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/22, 6:30 PM dark garage/noir surf rockers the Mystery Lights at South St. Seaport, free

8/22, 7:30 PM anthemic Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the big room at the Rockwood.

8/22, 8/10 PM brilliant, lushly nocturnal oldschool soul duo Dwight & Nicole at the third stage at the Rockwood, $15 plus $10 drink min very strictly enforced.

8/22, 9 PM intense, psychedelic female-fronted power trio Devi with tuneful guest keyboardist Rob Clores at the Bitter End , $!0. Their last show together was off the hook.

8/22-23, 10:30 PM inimitable drummer/trumpeter/composer Ralph Peterson leads his very cool Fo’Tet at Smalls.

8/22, 11 PM literate Tom Waits-ish alt-country rockers Fist of Kindness at Connolly’s.

8/23, 4 PM day one of the Charlie Parker Festival at Marcus Garvey Park has pretty slim pickings: intense up-and-coming saxophonist Melissa Aldana and group followed by guitarist Lionel Louke, bookended by nerd-jazz and a blaring postbop band

8/23 third-wave ska/soul/blues legends the Slackers play the Circle Line boat, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from Pier 83 – 42nd St and the West Side Highway, $30 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/23, 7 PM the latest incarnation of 80s hardcore/reggae band the Bad Brains (sans Dr. Know) at Commodore Perry Park, Navy St. and Flushing Ave. near the Brooklyn Navy Yard; closest train is actually the F to York St., or any train to the Fulton Mall and about a 15-minute walk. Watch your back for chokehold cops, and be aware you may have to get there early since the scuzzy promoters of this supposedly free festival are also selling tickets and paying customers get preference over peeps who want to get in free. There are several stages; Ice-T’s legendary punk/metal band Body Count is at another one at 7:45 and NYC’s premiere oldschool soul band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are headlining on another one at 8:30.

8/23, 7:30 PM 3k3 – an improvising trio playing the music of seven musicians, featuring Mick Rossi (Philip Glass / Big Lazy), David Crowell (Philip Glass), and Red Wierenga (Claudia Quintet) at Spectrum, $15 followed at 9:30 by intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky female-fronted two-keyboard art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes (separate $15 adm).

8/23, 8 PM irrepressible drummer/impresario/bandleader John Sharples a.k.a. “Reggie Mental” of the Spunk Lads hosts his typically excellent monthly show at Freddy’s with a lineup TBA. July’s was off the hook…

8/23, 9 PM a lush eight-piece version of sinister chanteuse Ellia Bisker’s noir cabaret/folk noir band Sweet Soubrette at the Spin ping-pong hall, 48 E 23rd St, $!0

8/23, 8:30 PM hilarious, satirical 80s comedy-rock legends Blotto - who never met a style they couldn’t make fun of – at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec.

8/23, 8:30 PM innovative cello-and-marimba chamber pop duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi.

8/23, 8:45 PM dark intense lyrical southwestern gothic/paisley underground rockers Shanghai Love Motel at Fontana’s

8/23, 9 PM intense, haunting, twin-trombone dub band Super Hi-Fi at Bar Chord

8/24 International Strange Music Day featuring an intriguing cast: Angela Babin, Cristian Amigo, Patrick Grant, Lynn Bechtold, Jason Belcher, Tom Burnett, Zero Boy, Ken Butler, Constance Cooper, Gang Bhang, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Lorin Roser and Glenn Cornett, time tbd, at Spectrum, $15

8/24, 2 PM dark, catchy Caribbean jams with the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble outdoors in the garden at Flushing Town Hall, free

8/24, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Tompkins Square Park with piano titan Kenny Barron, drummer/bandleader Cindy Blackmon Santana, saxophonist Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith and powerhouse chanteuse Brianne Thomas.

8/24, 7:30 PM lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino at Joe’s Pub, $14.

8/24, 8 PM eclectic, cinematic surf/soundtrack instrumentalists the TarantinosNYC at Otto’s

8/24, 8:30 PM guitarist David Ullmann‘s octet play the album release show for their lush new one, Corduroy, at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. 8/28 at 8 they’re at Barbes.

8/25, 8:30 PM the Sara McDonald Orchestra bring their eclectic big band jazz to Tea Lounge in Park Slope

8/25, 9ish edgy lyrically-driven alt-country band Butchers Blind followed by the scorchingly lyrical, politically-fueled two-guitar anthemic punk/circus rock band the Brooklyn What at Glasslands.

8/25, 10:30 PM New Orleans soul/funk/dadrock band Jesus on the Mainline at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $12.

8/26, 7 PM accordionist Jordan Shapiro leads a 7-piece ensemble performing his original arrangements of traditional sea shanties followed at 9 by explosive Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

8/26 brilliant, tuneful alto saxophonist Yosvany Terry leads his latin jazz Quintet, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/26-31 who says bass in a large ensemble is a thankless task? the Ron Carter Big Band at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30/$35 on the weekend

8/26, 9 PM edgy, kinetic 90s indie/dance legends Rubblebucket at the Mercury, $20. They’re at Rough Trade the next night, 8/27 at 10 for the same price.

8/26, 9 PM an extremely rare solo show by pan-Asian chanteuse/pianist Jen Shyu followed by lyrical pianist Matt Mitchell (from Dave Douglas’ band) and his quartet at Korzo.

8/26, 10:30 PM trumpeter Josh Evans leads his 15-piece big band at Smalls.

8/27, 7 PM torchy, no-nonsense piano chanteuse Jeanne Marie Boes at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/27, 8/10 PM eclectic blues/hip-hop songwriter Chris Thomas King – co-star of O Brother Where Art Thou – at Iridium, $25.

8/27, 8 PM intense, satirical punk classical cellist/instigator Valerie Kuehne at Spectrum

8/27, 8 PM noir chanteuse and Reid Paley collaborator Peg Simone at LIC Bar

8/27, 8 PM big horn-fueled psychedelic funk band Turkuaz at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

8/27, 8 PM the Out Louds: Tomas Fujiwara – drums; Ben Goldberg – clarinet; Mary Halvorson – guitar at Barbes, $10 cover.

8/27, 8:30 PM NYC’s funnest, most savagely satirical jazz band, Mostly Other People Do the Killing at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min .

8/28, 8 PM the Slackers‘ legendary ska/soul frontman Vic Ruggiero and Kepi Ghoulie at Grand Victory, $10.

8/28,  10:30ish PM gorgeously tuneful dark surf/noir cabaret band the Miki Doras followed by fun irrepressible female-fronted punks the Whiskey Bitches at the Bell House, $10

8/28, 8:30 PM edgy, witty sax powerhouse Jon Irabagon leads a quartet including pianist Luis Perdomo and drummer Rudy Royston at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. He’s also here leading a trio with Mark Helias, bass; Barry Altschul, drums on 8/29 at 9 and 8/30 with another quartet.

8/28, 9 PM noir, lurid, historically-infused Americana: powerhouse lyricist/banjoist Curtis Eller at Rèst Âü Ránt, 30-01 35th Ave., Astoria. 8/29 he’s at Barbes at 8.

8/28, 9 PM garage/soul rockers the Above and Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens at Bowery Ballroom, $13 adv tix rec

8/28, 9 PM high-voltage klezmer and Balkan jazz with Klaz Ma Tazz at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

8/29, 9 PM a killer dark rock doublebill with psychedelic/Americana/indie songwriter Richard Buckner followed by folk noir cult favorites the Handsome Family at Rough Trade, $15 adv tix rec. They’re at the Mercury the following night at 7:30 PM for the same price.

8/29, 9 PM indie classical string quartet Stringency play new works tba at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

8/29, 10 PM Julia Haltigan – torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads – at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

8/30, 8 PM smart, anthemic, golden age-style roots reggae songwriter/bandleader Taj Weekes at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix req.

8/30, 9 PM amazing ten-piece country/circus rock/American monstrosity M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10.

8/31, 7 PM bassist Matt Pavolka’s catchy, tuneful Horn Band followed at 9 by Romany jazz guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel at Barbes.

8 /31, 9 PM deviously intense, literate, charismatic oldtimey ukelele siren/songwriter Kelli Rae Powell at 12th Street Bar and Grill, 1123 8th Ave in Park Slope, F/G to 7th Ave and walk uphill

8/31, 8:30 PM tuneful, moody third stream pianist Michel Reis leads a quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/31, 9:30 PM tuneful, purposeful bassist/composer Linda Oh leads leads her group at 55 Bar.

9/1, 10ish kick-ass dark garage rock and monster surf with Twin Guns at Bowery Electric, $12

9/2 UK darkwave/chamber pop sirens the Smoke Fairies at the Rockwood.

9/2 singer Kavita Shah leads a quintet with guitar and piano, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20. Her new album adds rustic, occasionally otherworldly Indian folk touches to her lively, lilting compositions.

9/2, 7:30 PM the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble plays an Ellington/Strayhorn program at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

9/2-7, 8:30/10:30 PM  the Stone moves to the West Village! A rotating cast of characters play two performances per night from John Zorn’s Masada: Book of Angels, books 2 and 3, $25

9/3, 7 PM classical Indian music with singer Mashkoor Ali Khan at the Rubin Museum of Art, $25.

9/3 pianist Ethan Iverson gets presumably oldschool with drum legend Tootie Heath, with Ben Street on bass, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25.

9/3, 8 PM a killer dance twinbill: Afrobeat from Zongo Junction and edgy funk and vintage disco from Afrolicious at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

9/3, 9 PM catchy, anthemic Irish/Americana band County Kings at Bar Chord.

9/3, 9:30 PM haunting, otherworldly three-woman Bulgarian choir Black Sea Hotel – who do fascinating original arrangements of ancient Baltic tunes – at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix req.

9/4, 7:30 PM cellist Maya Beiser plays Led Zeppelin, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Muddy Waters and AC/DC at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/4-7 drummer Dafnis Prieto with an excellent lineup: Peter Apfelbaum – tenor saxophone; Mike Rodriguez – trumpet; Felipe Lamoglia – alto saxophone ; Manuel Valera – piano; Johannes Weidenmueller – bass, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/30 on the weekend.

9/4, 9 PM smart, wryly lyrical hard country/honkytonk rocker Mike Stinson at Hill Country.

9/5, 9 PM Brown Sabbath play oldschool 70s style psychedelic soul covers of Sabbath classics at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

9/5, 8:30 PM phantasmagorical chanteuse Carol Lipnik with psychedelic art-rock pianist Matt Kanelos on piano at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 plus $10 drink min very strictly enforced

9/6, 1 PM monster multiple-piano ensemble Grand Band plays six-piano music by Steve Reich, Kate Moore, Philip Glass, and two New York premieres by Michael Gordon on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

9/6, 2 PM cello-driven psychedelic art-rock, worldbeat and reggae with Deoro at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

9/6, 8/10 PM the massive, tuneful, perennially explosive Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra at SOB’s, $30

9/6, 8:30 PM wry, literate underground songwriter duo Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby followed by ageless dark glam rocker Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix rec.

9/6, 9 PM dark Middle Eastern-tinged instrumentalist Sir Richard Bishop at Issue Project Room, $15.

9/6, half past midnight, Rolling Stones saxophonist Tim Ries & the East Gipsy Band at the Blue Note, $10

9/7, 8 PM 8 PM the eclectic Balkan/latin/hip-hop Underground Hornsoriginal psychedelic funk/hip-hop band Mamarazzi and then Niger desert blues guitar sensation Bombino at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

9/8, 8 PM accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey play the album release party for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix req.

9/8, 8 PM catchy, purist original bluegrass with Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys at the Rockwood

9/9 bassist Ben Wolfe leads a tuneful quartet with Orrin Evans – piano; Donald Edwards – drums; Stacy Dillard – tenor saxophone, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

9/9, 8 PM lyrical jazz piano star Brad Mehldau with his trio at BAM, $25 seats avail.

9/10, 7:30 PM New York Baroque Incorporated plays music of Vivaldi, Telemann, Stradella, and Huang Ruo at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/10-11, Steel House play their edgy lyrical compositions with Scott Colley – bass; Edward Simon – piano; Brian Blade – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

9/10, 8 PM organist Paul Jacobs plays works by Bach and Reger at Juilliard’s Paull Hall, 155 W 65th St.

9/10, 8 PM three piano trios: Adam Kromelow’s Krom, the darkly cinematic Danny Fox Trio, and the Cory Henry Trio at Subculture

9/10, 10 PM 90s sci-fi/surf instrumental masked men Man or Astroman at Brooklyn Bowl, $15. They’re also at the Mercury the following night, 9/11 at 10:30 for the same price.

9/11, noon-6 PM a 9/11 memorial day of art and theatre including performances of the theatrical works Naked Uncle Sam, 9/11 & the Youtube Tapes, Horrors of Cocaine and To Kill Eric Garner, plus a Bread and Puppet Theater premiere at First Street Green Park, 33 E 1st St.

9/11 high-voltage oldtimey songs and Nashville gothic with the Legendary Shack Shakers at the Knitting Factory

9/11, doors at 6:30 PM, free, violinist Mark Peskanov leads a sextet playing works by Bach, Bottoms, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Ligeti at Bargemusic, free

9/11, 10 PM iconic ex-Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs guitarist Cheetah Chrome playing solo acoustic ?!!?!? at Niagara Bar (corner of E 7th/Ave. A), free. Then he’s doing an electric band show at 10 at Bowery Electric on 9/12

9/12 ageless, charmingly jangly lo-fi Japanese rocker women Shonen Knife at the Wick.

9/12, 7 PM an extremely rare solo US performance by iconic Brazilian composer/guitarist Egberto Gismonti at Symphony Space, $30/$15 stud/srs

9/12-14 ageless jazz organ groovemeister Dr. Lonnie Smith leads a B3 trio, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30.

9/12, 8 PM indie classical violinist Christopher Tignor, atmospheric guitar soundscape project Hubble and intriguing found sound/indie chamber group Sontag Shogun at the Silent Barn, $8

9/12, 9ish Manchester punk-era presence John Cooper Clarke, Miriam of the garage-rocking A-Bones, iconic ex-Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs guitarist Cheetah Chrome and band and Mad Juana with their brooding punk-influenced southwestern gothic at Bowery Electric, $15.

9/12, 9ish Irish drinking music with Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s.

9/12, 11 PM dark garage rockers the Detroit Cobras at the Bell House, $!5.

9/13, 7 PM Sandbox Percussion plays music of Steve Reich, David Lang, David T. Little, Jonny Allen and world premieres from Alex Weiser and Thomas Kotcheff at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St, $15.

9/13, 7:30 PM pianist Weiyin Chen with the Camerata RCO (the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s chamber ensemble) play works by Mozart and Mendelssohn at Subculture

9/13, 8 PM sharp, satirical, catchy, sardonically funny powerpop Beatlesque/Costelloesque songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk.

9/13, 9ish dark, atmospheric, apocalyptic art-rock/psychedelic songwriter Tim Foljahn at Union Hall, $10

9/14 brooding darkwave songstress Alice Boman at Baby’s All Right.

9/14, 3 PM the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble play music of Barber, Beach, Ligeti and D’Rivera at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

9/14, 6 PM a 9/11-themed series of readings by Judith Malina, Lois Kagen – Minus, John Farris, Bob Holman, Carla Cubit, Exavier Wardlaw, Robert Hegger and Steve Canon at Bowery Poetry Club on Bowery across the street from where CB’s Gallery used to be.

9/14, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble Hotel Elefant plays music of Hannis Brown, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Matt Marks, and Leaha Maria Villarreal at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/14, 8 PM charming Jacco Gardner-esque Seattle retro 60s psychedelic sunshine pop band Tomten at Baby’s All Right, $12.

9/15, 7:30 PM the reliably invigorating Lysander Piano Trio play works by Tchaikovsky and Richard Danielpour at Subculture

9/15, 9ish singer Rachael Price’s wickedly catchy oldschool soul band Lake Street Dive – who absolutely slayed opening for Sharon Jones earlier this summer- at the Bell House.

9/16 pensive rainy-day chamber jazz with the Owl Trio: Lage Lund – guitar; Orlando Le Fleming – bass; Will Vinson – saxophones, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

9/16, 8 PM the ultimate noir jazz band playing noir material: Sexmob plays John Lurie film music at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/17, 7 PM smart, politically-charged, assaultively creepy chromatic punk/metal band Millsted at Grand Victory, $9.

9/17, 8 PM a solo show by eclectic, lyrical jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer at Subculture

9/17, 10ish iconic 80s ska/soca popsters the English Beat – whose recent tour is by all accounts unbelievably fun – at Brooklyn Bowl, $25.

9/18, 7:30 PM fun, intense, trippy Moroccan funk/metal jamband Hoba Hoba Spirit at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

9/18-21 tenor saxophonist Mark Turner plays material from his new ECM album with Avishai Cohen – trumpet; Joe Martin – bass; Justin Brown – drums,7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/30 on the weekend

9/18, 8 PM diverse, slinky, tuneful female-fronted pan-latin rockers La Santa Cecilia at Highline Ballroom, $15 adv tix highly rec.

9/18, 8 PM indie classsical chamber group Eighth Blackbird play the New York premiere of Amy Beth Kirsten’s Colombine’s Paradise plus works by Monteverdi, Gesualdo and Justin Bieber at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail.

9/19 dark, tuneful Australian guy/girl garage-punk duo Gooch Palms at Cake Shop. 9/20 they’re at Death by Audio and on 9/22 at the Flat in Bushwick.

9/19, 8 PM virtuoso clarinetist Thomas Piercy and pianist Noritaka Ito perform works pairing NYC composers with their Tokyo counterparts: Fernando Otero, Toshio Hosokawa, Yuichi Matsumoto, Masatora Goya, Senri Oe, Tomo Hirayama, Kaito Nakahori, Atsushi Yoshinaka; and premieres by NYC’s Trevor Bachman, Peri Mauer, and David Wolfson all on the bill at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

9/19-20, 9 PM darkly jangly retro 60s band the Dandy Warhols at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25.

9/19, 10 PM ex-Cramps guitarist and noisy noir rock troublemaker Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds at Glasslands, $12.

9/20, 7 PM intense, tuneful, no-bullshit Northwest Connecticut all-female punk trio Damn Broads at Gussy’s Bar in Astoria.

9/20, 9 PM legendary Irish first-wave punk band Stiff Little Fingers, still vital after all these years at Irving Plaza, $32.50 adv tix a must.

9/21, 3 PM smart, politically-charged, assaultively creepy chromatic punk/metal band Millsted at Palisades in Bushwick.

9/21, 8 PM elegant trad piano jazz with the Ted Rosenthal Trio at Subculture

9/23-24 and 9/26-28 lyrical piano jazz icon Fred Hersch leads a new trio with Esperanza Spaulding on bass and Richie Barshay on drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30. He’s also playing solo on 9/25.

9/23, 8 PM classical pianist Inon Barnatan playing a program TBA at Subculture

9/24, 8 PM Malian roots music with singer and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré and kora virtuoso Toumani Diabaté with his son Sidiki Diabaté at the BAM opera house, $25 tix avail.

9/24, 8 PM pianist and Beatles reinventor Anthony Molinaro at Subculture

9/24, 9:30 PM hilariously satirical oldtimey/newgrass hellraisers the Dustbowl Revival at the Bell House, $!0.

9/24, 10ish ageless dub icon and marijuana advocate Lee Scratch Perry at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

9/25, 8 PM an upbeat, good-time brass band triplebill: hip-hop oriented grooves with No BS! Brass, FONT’s Afro-Brass Assembly and Mexican ranchera/bolero crew Banda de los Muertos at Littlefield, $20.

9/25, 8 PM hard-charging, Ben Webster-influenced Russian tenor sax player Oleg Kireyev leads a quintet at Symphony Space, $17 adv tix rec

9/25, 9 PM luminous singer Shara Worden’s kinetic, string-driven art-rock band My Brightest Diamond at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

9/26, 7 PM psychedelic samba funk/jazz guitar duo Chico Coehlo & Dave Ridnell at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

9/26, 8 PM the Chiara String Quartet play Bartok String Quartets Nos. 2, 4, and 6 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

9/26, 8 PM cinematic/minimalist composer/pianist Evan Duffy at Subculture

9/26, 8:30 PM ferocious, anthemic, literate rockers Wormburner play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

9/27 high-voltage Austin Afrobeat funk orchestra Hard Proof at the big room at the Rockwood

9/27, 8 PM psychedelic funky Japanese noiserock/dreampop band Bo Ningen at Terminal 5, $30.

9/27, 9ish sharp, perennially vital, politically-fueled anthemic Irish-American rockers Black 47 at Connolly’s

9/28, 8 PM Milwaukee highway rock legends the BoDeans - who’re going in an increasingly lush, Americana-fueled direction – at B.B. King’s, $28.50 adv tix rec.

9/29-30,9 PM dark Danish garage rock with the Raveonettes at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25.

9/30, 7 PM Bolivian jazz vocal star Gian-Carla Tisera plays the album relese show for her debut solo cd Nora la Bella at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave., $20/$10 stud., no extra charge for online tix reservations.

9/30 rising star Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa withRuy Adrian López-Nussa – percussion; Jorge Sawa Perez– bass,7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

9/30, 8 PM the Ariel Quartet plays Beethoven string quartets Op. 18, No. 3 (D major); Op. 95 (F minor); Op. 135 (F major) at Subculture

10/3, 7:30 PM 90s indie powerpop/mod punk legends the Figgs at the Mercury, $10

10/3, 8 PM Costello piano legend Steve Nieve and French crooner Tall Ulysse play Elvis Costello songs at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

10/7, 7 PM intense Americana/chamber pop songwriter Mary Lee Kortes plays her Songs of Beulah Rowley project at the big room at the Rockwood. Kortes channels Rowley, a brilliant, obscure, multistylistic midwestern songwriter from the 30s and 40s who wrote swing, edgy pop, saloon jazz and country among other styles.

10/12, 3 PM the Shanghai Quartet and Wu Han play music of Haydn, Schumann and Dvorák at the Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, $20; Charter bus service available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal arcade on 41st St between 8th and 9th Aves, $10 per person, roundtrip; bus reservations at 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org.

10/15-18, 8 PM the Orchestra of St. Luke’s plays Stravinsky works including the Rite of Spring to accompany puppeteer Basil Twist’s new production at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, $25 tix avail.

10/16, 8ish Americana songwriter/violinist Sarah Goldfeather followed by brilliantly lyrical oldtimey bandleader/guitarist/violinist Pete Lanctot & the Stray Dogs at Littlefield

10/16-18 indie classical ensemble Eighth Blackbird perform Murder Ballades at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with L.A Dance Project and choreography by New York City Ballet dancer Justin Peck at BAM.

10/17, 8 PM 8 PM the Chiara String Quartet play Bartok String Quartets Nos. 1, 3, and 5 at Bargemusic,$35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

10/18, 11 PM eclectic Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie doing her creepy chamber pop thing followed at midnight by equally haunting former Piker Ryan and Kundera frontman Mark Steiner at Sidewalk. Intense Czech violinist Pavel Cingl does double duty with both bands

10/19, 2 PM the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble plays their new arrangement of Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, Op. 36 in D Major (arr. Stein); Roberto Sierra; New work; SchubertL Octet in F Major, D. 803 at the Brooklyn Museum, $10 tix avail. The program repeats on 10/22 and 10/24 at 7:30 at the Morgan Library.

10/22-25, 7:30 PM the world premieres of  Ted Hearne‘s musical theatre piece The Source, drawn from the leaks of antifascist hero/heroine Chelsea Manning, at BAM.

10/25, 11 PM perennially popular Afrobeat/funk/groove unit Budos Band play the album release show for their new one at the Wick, $22

10/30-31 grasscore icons the Infamous Stringdusters at Highline Ballroom. First night is a Grateful Dead tribute show.

10/30, 7 PM super cool 80s/90s ska nostalgia in reverse order: Mephiskapheles, the Toasters, No Redeeming Social Value, the Ladrones at the Mercury, $20 adv tix req.

10/30, 8 PM dark neo-garage punks the Dum Dum Girls at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

10/31, 7 PM pianist Michael Riesman plays Philip Glass’ score to Dracula to accompany a screening of the original 1931 film at the Morgan Library, $25.

10/31, 9 PM ageless garage rock legends the Fleshtones followed by similarly legendary but vital surf band Los Straitjackets with guest Deke Dickerson at the Bell House, $20.

11/1, 9 PM perennially vital New Orleans soul piano legend Allen Toussaint plus the amazingly funky, tuba-driven, otherworldly Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25.

11/7, 7:30 PM brilliantly lyrical, politically fearless, guitarishly excellent Americana songwriter James McMurtry at the Mercury, $17 adv tix rec.

11/7, 10 PM the Steep Canyon Rangers - famous for backing Steve Martin, though their own bluegrass/newgrass is killer as well – at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/10, 8:30 PM the Nels Cline Singers play 2 sets at Rough Trade, $16 adv tix rec.

11/22 wickedly tuneful female-fronted noir surf/dark garage band the Wytches at Baby’s All Right – 11/24 they’re at the Mercury.

11/24 dark psych-pop band the Allah-Las – who seem to be going in an even catchier, jangly post-Byrds direction – at the Music Hall of Williamsburg

12/4, 7:30 PM Federico Agostini, violin and Enrico Elisi, piano play Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96 at the Morgan Library, $25

Roots Reggae Survivors Third World: Revitalized in Downtown Brooklyn

What’s the likelihood that any band from the 70s would still be any good, especially with just a few of their original members left? In the case of roots reggae band Third World, they’ve survived not only forty years in business, but also the tragic death of well-liked frontman Bunny Rugs (who was witnessed just last year by this blog taking an animated turn on vocals out in front of Sly and Robbie). But the band has soldiered on with a new singer, AJ Brown, who might have given them a shot in the arm. Their outdoor show Thursday, staged by BAM in a scruffy downtown Brooklyn park, was surprisingly energetic, unexpectedly eclectic and a lot of fun.

What amazed the crowd the most was when guitarist and founding member Stephen Coore took a turn on cello, making his way methodically through parts of a Bach invention, a handful of classic reggae themes, a verse of the Marley classic Redemption Song and a little Beethoven to cap it off. By the time he and the band – who played along perfectly – reached that point, everybody’s phone was in the air. Otherwise, intentionally or not, the rest of the set was a sort of capsule history of roots reggae. The seven-piece group went down into a handful of brief dub interludes, did a bit of Nyabinghi drumming (kicked off by a blaring prerecorded sample of a women’s chorus), played an unlikely portion of vamping classic roots grooves as well as the jazz-inflected 70s reggae-pop they’re best remembered for. The bass and drum’s one-drop grooves were solid and uncluttered, the two keyboardists – one on synthesized brass and occasional electric piano, the other on organ and string synth – stayed away from cheesy voicings for the most part, and Coore stuck mostly to rhythm as well, adding a couple of gritty, blues-infused guitar solos.

It was good to hear the band’s most politically-charged hit, 96 Degrees in the Shade, a moody look back at simmering, late 70s Kingston violence. It was even better to hear it in the shade at about twenty degrees cooler than that, along with a handful of similar, straight-up, vamping rootsy numbers. But Third World’s signature sound was always more complex than your typical two-chord roots jam, from their early days as a cover band playing American urban top 40 songs in Jamaica in the early 70s. Drawing on the jazz harmonies and ornate vocals of American acts like the Stylistics, Third World’s 70s hits and albums had a glossy sheen that stood apart from their more rustic, African-inspired brethren (and some would say, made them a lot more lightweight). But Coore and bassist Richard Daley still have their voices, joining in the harmonies of reggae-pop hits like Committed and an extended, practically straight-up disco version of their closing hit, Now That We’ve Found Love, amusingly missing a couple of cues to jump back onto a long outro – but that’s one of the reasons why reggae shows are fun.

At this point in history,  roots reggae is a legacy genre, like bluegrass or Chicago blues. The people who play it either tend to be either hippies, who jam it out with mixed results, or purer-than-thou purists who play it like it’s something from a museum. It’s good to see some of the guys who were there in the beginning still playing it like their lives depended on it. Which in the case of this band is probably true. People who see them on their upcoming west coast tour might be in for a pleasant surprise.

New York City Live Music Calendar for July and August 2014

The August/September calendar is here.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of Beethoven piano sonatas. Each program features a sonata that sheds fresh light on beats and barlines.  email for info/location.

The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave at 36th St. has put on display a rare first edition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” marking the 200th anniversary in 2014 of the origination of the famous anthem. Quite notably, the word “patriotic” is misspelled in the subtitle of this first edition, one of only a handful of surviving copies. Admission is $18/$12 stud/srs; free on Fridays 7 – 9 PM. Hours Tues-Thurs 10:30 AM- 5 PM; Fri 10:30 – 9 PM; Sat 10 AM – 6 PM; Sun 11 AM – 6 PM.

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

Mondays at the Jazz Standard it’s all Mingus, whether with the Mingus Orchestra, Big Band or Mingus Dynasty: as jazz goes, it’s arguably the most exhilarating show of the week, every week. The first-rate players always rise to the level of the material. Sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 and worth it.

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Rodeo Bar, 9ish it’s Country Karaoke with Boo and Elena from Demolition String Band and their vast repertoire of classic honkytonk, bluegrass and vintage C&W, free

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 8:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

Mondays at the Vanguard the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – composer Jim McNeely’sreliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

Mondays in July (check the Barbes website for updates), 9:30ish Chicha Libre plays their home turf at Barbes. The world’s most vital, entertaining oldschool chicha band, they blend twangy, often noir Peruvian surf sounds with cumbia and other south-of-the-border styles along with swirling psychedelic jams and deep dub interludes. Show up early because they are insanely popular.

Mondays in July, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood. Now you can go see him since the Living Room, that hellhole where he used to rehearse on Monday nights, is closed forever!

Also Mondays in July Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11:30 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party til past three in the morning. Paula Henderson fromBurnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota on trombone, with frequent special guests.

Tuesdays in July clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  at 9 PM at Barbes. Get there as soon as you can as they’re very popular. $10 cover.

Tuesdays at around 10 Julia Haltigan and her band play 11th St. Bar. A torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is.

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

Every Wednesday, 8:30 PM Jazz with Attitude featuring Wayne Holmes on keys, Jeff Sheloff on sax, Shinya Miyomoto on drums, Dave Jones on bass and Stephanay JNoteon vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

Wednesdays in July, 8:30 PM guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg (of Dr. Lonnie Smith’s band) leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, $12.

Wednesdays at 9 PM Feral Foster’s Roots & Ruckus takes over the Jalopy, a reliably excellent weekly mix of oldtimey acts: blues, bluegrass, country and swing.

Thursdays at 7:30 PM powerhouse Afro-latin drummer Robby Ameen leads his quartet with Bobby Franceschini on sax, Edsel Gomez on piano, Lincoln Goines on bass at Saleya Tribeca, 65 W Broadway btw Murray & Warren

Thursdays and Fridays in July Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in Balkan music.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

Fridays at 5 PM in July, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

Fridays in July at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in July at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays in August, 6 PM spectacularly eclectic violinist Sarah Alden – who can do Balkan as well as she does bluegrass – & her band the Red Hot Rubies at Barbes

 

Saturdays in July (except for 7/19), 9ish high-energy oldtime country blues/hillbilly band Jumbo Brown (named for a Red Sox-killing Yankee pitcher many decades ago) at Beast of Bourbon

Saturdays eclectic compelling Brazilian jazz chanteuse Marianni and her excellent band at Zinc Bar, three sets starting at 10 PM.

Sundays there’s a klezmer brunch at City Winery, show starts around 11:30 AM – 2 PM, $10 cover, no minimum, lots of good bands.

Sundays at 4 PM fun, hellraising booze-fueled acoustic Americana band Jumbo Brown at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave. (next to Nitehawk Cinema), Williamsburg.

Sundays at 5 PM Durban-born Thuli Dumakude’s African/American music revue features choral group Thokoza – six South African and African women singing classics and obscure material from Southern church gospel to traditional South African Township songs – at the Jackie Onassis Theatre, 120 West 46thStreet between Broadway and 6th Ave., $30/$20 stud/srs

Every Sunday the Ear-Regulars, led by trumpeter Jon Kellso and (frequently) guitarist Matt Munisteri play NYC’s only weekly hot jazz session starting around 8 PM at the Ear Inn on Spring St. Hard to believe, in the city that springboarded the careers of thousands of jazz legends, but true. This is by far the best value in town for marquee-caliber jazz: for the price of a drink and a tip for the band, you can see world-famous players (and brilliant obscure ones) you’d usually have to drop $100 for at some big-ticket room. The material is mostly old-time stuff from the 30s and 40s, but the players (especially Kellso and Munisteri, who have a chemistry that goes back several years) push it into some deliciously unexpected places.

Sundays in July, 8:30/11 PM the mighty, politically astute, symphonically majestic Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, $30 seats avail

Sundays in July, 8:30 PM purist guitarist Peter Mazza – who gets the thumbs up from bop-era legend Gene Bertoncini – leads a series of trios at the Bar Next Door.

Sundays in July at 9 Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places. He’s also very popular: get there early.

7/1, 5 PM popular oldtimey Americana road warriors the Howlin Brothers in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

7/1, 7 PM avant jazz chanteuse Janine Nichols’ Semi-Free with guitarist Brandon Ross and violinist Charlie Burnham at Barbes followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at 9 PM at Barbes

7/1, 7 PM moody, intense Irish chamber pop chanteuse Sabrina Piggott at the Path Cafe

7/1 wild, percussion-driven oldschool Afro-Cuban jazz oufit Francisco Mora-Catlett & AfroHORN, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/1-6, 8/10 PM pianist Geri Allen – who’s hit a darkly majestic peak lately – plays a stand at the Stone featuring a whole slew of ensembles, $10. Choice pick: 7/6 at 8 with Laurie Anderson ?!??!

7/1, 8 PM legendary Dominican merengue chanteuse Milly Quezada at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/1, 8:30 PM bassist Lauren Falls leads a septet with Seamus Blake, tenor sax; Lage Lund, guitar; Can Olgun, piano; Jon Challoner, trumpet; Caleigh Drane, cello; Trevor Falls, drums; playing the album release show for her new one The Quiet Fight at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/2, 6 PM a newgrass twinbill with Cricket Tell the Weather followed by the SteelDrivers at Madison Square Park, free.

7/2, 7 PM eclectic, sometimes explosive trumpet improviser Thomas Heberer leads two trios with sets at 7 and 8 at Barbes

7/2-3 and 7/5-6, ex-Muddy Waters blues harp legend James Cotton and Band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $35.

7/2, 8 PM a screening of Mojtaba Mirtahmasb‘s 2004 documentary film Back Vocal, examining the effects of the ban against female singers performing solo or fronting bands or orchestras in Iran. In Farsi with English subtitles. Also showing: Mirtahmasb’s 2008 doc Lady of the Roses, the true story of a woman who helped an entire region in Iran transition away from narcoagriculture. At Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St. downtown, 4th floor, $10/$5 stud/srs.

7/2, 9 PM a doublebill of Greek hash-smoking music: Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos and Que Vlo-ve at Branded Saloon. Dervisi are at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street (just off of 37th Ave) in Jackson Heights on 7/17 at 8:30.

7/2, 10 PM People (guitarist Mary Halvorson, drummer Kevin Shea, multi-instrumentalist Kyle Forester) at Death by Audio. Their new album has horns and vocals, wild and amazing and frequently hilarious stuff.

7/2, 10ish dark Kim Lenz-ish rockabilly band Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at Rodeo Bar.

7/3, 6 PM the pensive, hypnotic acoustic guitar-driven instrumental Threefifty Duo at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/3, 7 PM violinist Ben Sutin‘s Stringency quartet feat. dark, intense cellist Isabel Castellvi at Something Jazz Club, $12

7/3, 7:30 PM intense, soulful guitar-fueled electric blues/jazz with the Marvin Sewell Group at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised.

7/3, 7:30 PM a rare surf night at Fontana’s with the TarantinosNYC followed by the Derangers, $10

7/3, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes.

7/3, 8:30 PM the increasingly dark, southwestern gothic-influenced Jack Grace Band at Hill Country Brooklyn.

7/3, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on 7/31.

7/3, 9/11 PM alto saxophone powerhouse Miguel Zenon leads a quartet with Mario Castro – tenor saxophone; Ricky Rodriguez – bass; Henry Cole – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15. They’re also here on 7/17.

7/3, 11 PM shambling, high-energy punk gospel/soul/hippie rock band the Harmonica Lewinskies (who are mostly guys, actually) at the Knitting Factory, $12.

7/4, 6 PM Pem Roach’s perennially fun C&W/hillbilly band the Brandywine Creek Boys at LIC Bar

7/4, 7:30 PM Willie Rosario y Su Orquesta play oldschool salsa at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/4 how do you bring a crowd out to your club on the 4th of July? Book a couple of acts that aren’t American. At 8 at Barbes there’s Namgar, who sings Buryatian and Mongolian-influenced original tunes, followed at 10 by Colombian funk band Curupira.

7/5, 3ish Mauritanian duskcore chanteuse Noura Mint Seymali at Central Park Summerstage. 7/29 she’s at Joe’s Pub.

7/5, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues.

7/5, 7 PM darkly sardonic art-rock pianist Eve Lesov and her band at the small room at the Rockwood. She’s also at Sidewalk on 7/17 at 9.

7/5, 8 PM a Mexican folk-punk twinbill at Barbes: Radio Jarocho followed at 10 by Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos.

7/5, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 with cinematic instrumentalists Commercial Interruption followed at 10 by the Del Rios, Mexican band Greengo at 11 and then a Dick Dale tribute

7/5, 9ish awesomely trippy latin psych-pop/cumbia band Chicano Batman, Afrobeat dancefloor band Zongo Junction and edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint.

7/5, 9 PM slinky El Jezel bassist Jessica Flanagan and Brian Ray Stearns of dreampop band the Autumns in a rare duo show at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/5, 10:30 PM eclectic pan-latin Los Amigos Invisibles side project Los Crema Paraiso followed by acoustic punk cumbia mavens Very Be Careful at the Mercury, $10.

7/5, 11 PM the torchy female-fronted Carte Blanche Jazz Band plays French, latin and American standards from the swing era at the big room at the Rockwood

7/5, 11:30 PM trumpeter/chanteuse Bria Skonberg leads an oldtimey hot jazz band at Drom, $10.

7/6, 4 PM Canadian piano luminary Stewart Goodyear continues his series of concerts comprising all 32 Beethoven sonatas at Bargemusic; the next in the series is 7/27, same time, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

7/6, 7 PM Mary C & the Stellars play high-voltage retro 60s soul at Pier 1 on the upper west, free– if you like Adele’s voice but find her songs trite and cliched, Mary C will hook you up.

7/6, 7 PM Vanya Zhuk, frontman of Russian punk klezmer band Nayekhovichi followed at 9 by Finnish Romany/Balkan jazz guitarist Olli Soikelli at Barbes.

7/7 Peruvian roots reggae/psychedelic rock band Laguna Pai at the big room at the Rockwood

7/7, 6:30 PM Orbisonesque nuevo noir Nashville pop band Nightmare & the Cat at Central Park Summerstage.

7/7, 8:30 PM intense, piano-based, Aimee Mann-style literate chamber pop with Elizabeth & the Catapult at the big room at the Rockwood

7/7, 8:30 PM the adventurous Cecilia Coleman Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/7, 9:30 PM a rare acoustic show by Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Pete’s

7/8 the Emilio Valdes Quartet with special guest guitarist Mark Whitfield, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/8, 7 PM rising star trombonist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party.

7/8, 7 PM intense, edgily tuneful Texas trumpeter Stan Killian leads a small group at 55 Bar.

7/8 Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group – followed by Brooklyn Bowl, 8 PM, get there before 7 and get in free

7/8, 7:30 PM Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks do their Boardwalk Empire soundtrack with Margot Bingham (playing torch singer Daughter Maitland) and her co-star Stephen DeRosa, singing Eddie Cantor songs, at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/8 wildly popular, exhilararting, Balkan-influenced big band Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – who put out the arguably most relevant album of any NYC band in any style last year – 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/8, 8:30 PM Sifter: Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Matt Wilson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/8, 9 PM newschool oldtimey music maven Andrew Bird at Central Park Summerstage, doing stuff off his new album of Handsome Family covers. Everybody’s going to this, get there early.

7/8, 9:30 PM a female-fronted Gatsby jazz twinbill: charming oldtimey uke swing band the Ladybugs followed at around 11 by the horn-fueled Carte Blanche Ensemble at Drom, $10. Carte Blanche are back here on 7/22, same deal.

7/8, 10:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls

7/9, noon the diverse Balkan/hip-hop/funky Underground Horns followed by ska/rocksteady party band the Brown Rice Family at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

7/9, 6 PM French/Chileanhip-hop/pop singer Ana Tijoux at Central Park Summerstage

7/9, 7 PM torchy intense vaudevillian oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Church Square Park, Park Ave. & 4th St., Hoboken, free.

7/9, 7 PM cosmopolitan songwriter Jann Klose at Wave Hill in the Bronx. He’s also at at the big room at the Rockwood on 7/12 at 8

7/9, 7:30 PM Cuban son band Cojunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas make their US debut at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/9 lyrical incisive guitarist Nir Felder leads a quartet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/9, 8 PM the NY Phil plays Richard Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel, and Don Juan; Smetana – Vysehrad; and Tschaikovsky – Romeo & Juliet at Prospect Park, free, early arrival advised; closest entry point is the 9th St. entrance. The show repeats on 7/10 at 8 in Cunningham Park in Queens and then 7/11 at 8 on the lawn in Central Park.

7/9, 9 PM intense, brilliantly original alto saxophonist/composer Sarah Manning and band at Caffe Vivaldi

7/9, 10ish the Felice Bros. - the thinking/breathing person’s alternative to the Mumfords, et al. at Webster Hall, $25 tix avail. at the Mercury box ofc M-F 5-7 PM.

7/9, 10 PM Stonesy stoner rock/punk blues band 7horse at Bowery Electric, $12.

7/10, 5:30 PM the amazing, oldtimey Ebony Hillbillies – NYC’s one and only black bluegrass band – at Hill Country Brooklyn

7/10, 7 PM Roosevelt Dime play tongue-in-cheek oldtimey Americana and retro soul originals on a boat at the Brooklyn Waterfront Museum at 290 Conover Street (at Pier 44), Red Hook, $20

7/10, 7;30 PM theh Bang on a Can All-Stars‘ Vicky Chow and David Cossin with Dither Quartet’s Taylor Levine and James Moore play works by Louis Andriessen and Philip Glass at the Jewish Museum, $18/$12 stud/srs

7/10 perennially powerful, tuneful, lyrically relevant Irish rockers Black 47 play their very last Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $30 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc

7/10, 7:30 PM funky, twangy, danceable New Orleans/Brazilian/surf rock band Nation Beat at the Lincoln Center Atrium

7/10, 7:30 PM the Octavio Brunetti Tango Orchestra at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/10, 8 PM bluegrass/newgrass fiddler Kate MacLeod and band at the third stage at the Rockwood, $15 + drink min.

7/10, 8 PM deviously paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette w/ Yotam Silberstein and Jochen Rueckert at Classon Social Club, 807 Classon Ave, Bed-Stuy, 4 to Eastern Parkway. 7/11 Charette is at the Fat Cat at 10:30 with Brandon Lewis and Avi Rothbard.

7/10, 9ish guitarist Danny Weiss’ and singer Mary Olive Smith’s oldschool country harmony crew Reckon So at Beast of Bourbon.

7/10, 9:30 PM wild, intense newgrass/punkgrass band the Brothers Comatose at the Bell House, $10

7/10, 10 PM diverse, female-fronted Romany/Balkan/noir jazz outfit Dodo Orchestra at Drom, $10.

7/10, 10:30 PM edgy, noir-inclined saxophonist Nick Hempton leads his quartet at Smalls.

7/10, 11 PM the Brighton Beat jam out psychedelic jazzy Afrobeat grooves at the big room at the Rockwood

7/11 the Core Trio: Thomas Helton, bass, and Seth Paynter, saxophone, play a CD release concert with Joe Hertenstein on drums and guest artist Matthew Shipp, piano at Shapeshifter Lab.

7/11, 6 PM purist jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter - who has a meticulously nuanced, noirish new album out – with her group at 55 Bar.

7/11, 7 PM the Bohemian Trio: Yosvany Terry, saxophone & chékere;Yves Dharamraj, cello; Orlando Alonso, piano play their inimitable mashup of standard classical, tango, jazz, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

7/11, 7 PM Absinthe Heroes, “A one-man steampunk musical by Jeff Mach; music by Psyche Corporation, musical adaptation by Robare James Pruyn-Bush. A satirical tale of an airship race, mad science, and a chocolatier gone bad,” at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

7/11, 7:30 PM haunting, soaring ghazal chanteuse Falu and band with special guest Chris Washburne on trombone at the Rubin Museum of Art, $22.50 adv tix rec.

7/11, 8 PM the first of two killer Americana nights at Union Hall: the banjo-fueled Alex Mallett Band, harmony-driven acoustic Nashville gothic haunters Bobtown, deviously oldtimey swing jazz crew Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band and high-energy oldtime country blues/hillbilly band Jumbo Brown (named for the guy who was a proto-Mariano Rivera many decades ago) headlining at around 11, $10

7/11, 8 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Rock Shop, $10.

7/11, 9ish psychedelically bouncy Peruvian/French/Brooklyn surf band Chicha Libre followed at around 11 by French/Chileanhip-hop/pop singer Ana Tijoux at Europa in Greenpoint.

7/11, 9 PM smart, tunefully anthemic, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/11, 9/11 PM edgy, tuneful guitarist Mike Moreno leads a quartet with Jon Cowherd – piano; Matt Brewer – bass; Adam Cruz – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22.

7/11, 10 PM oud-driven Middle Eastern band Baharat at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/11, 10 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka at Littlefield, $8.

7/11, 10 PM fiery southwestern gothic/paisley underground psychedelic band Girl to Gorilla at the Delancey, $8.

7/11, 10:30 PM eclectic, fun, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette‘s Organ Quintet at the Fat Cat.

7/11-12, 10:30 PM tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake leads a killer quintet with David Kikoski on piano and Lage Lund on guitar followed on the 11th at one in the morning by trombonist Dave Gibson‘s oldschool soul-jazz band at Smalls.

7/11, 11 PM brilliantly lyrical, dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Pete’s.

7/12, 1 PM wild, eclectic, jam-oriented female-fronted worldbeat/klezmer band Metropolitan Klezmer at Pier 42, along the East River between the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges, enter at Montgomery St or through Corlears Hook Park at Cherry St

7/12, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet- Anders Nilsson – guitar; David Ambrosio – bass; Satoshi Takeishi – drums and Tim Keiper – percussion followed at 6 by Sway Machinery leader Jeremiah Lockwood and then at 8 by Colombian chanteuse Lucia Pulido at Barbes.

7/12, 5ish dark mostly-female, reverbtoned country/garage/surf band Those Darlins amidst a brain-deadening mix of boring indie bands at South St. Seaport, free.

7/12, 7 PM Mark Peskanov, violin; Evan Drachman, cello; Doris Stevenson, piano play Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69; Sonata for violin and piano No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96; Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D. 929, Op. 100 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15

7/12, 7:30 PM brilliant Romany jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel and band at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/12, 7:30 PM the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra with special guest James Carter play an Illinois Jacquet tribute at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/12, 8 PM a killer south-of-the-border lineup put together by the Barbes folks: all-female, ostensibly aphrodisiac Mexican folk orchestra Mariachi Flor de Toloache, metal cumbia monsters MAKU Soundsystem, psychedelically bouncy Peruvian/French/Brooklyn surf band Chicha Libre and eclectic pan-latin Los Amigos Invisibles side project Los Crema Paraiso at Drom, $10.

7/12, 8 PM the second of two killer Americana nights at Union Hall: edgy, sometimes haunting original Americana chanteuse Jan Bell & the all-female Maybelles, the oldtimey Sara Bouchard & the Salt Parade and then bluegrass fiddle star Melody Allegra and band headlining at around 11, $10

7/12, 8 PM a rare small-room gig by wildly popular progressive jazz heroes Kneebody at Subculture, $20, adv tix highly rec.

7/12, 8:15 PM songwriter/guitarist Allysen Callery sings her intricately pensive, often haunting “ghost folk” followed eventually at 10 by Catfox‘s female-fronted circus rock at Pete’s.

7/12, 8:30 PM pianist Rema Hasumi and her Trio + theatrical. elegant, pan-Asian composer/singer Jen Shyu (voice, Taiwanese moon lute, gayageum) & violist Mat Maneri at I-Beam, $!0.

7/12, 9 PM the trippy, Afrobeat-inclined CSC Funk Band at the Gutter, $10

7/12, 9 PM “EuroGrass” at the Jalopy: Ireland’s Vincent Cross and Swiss duo Mala & FyrMoon, $!5

7/12, 9 PM the Lyres – no idea how much the second-wave garage rock legends have left in the tank if at all – at Grand Victory, $12

7/12, 9:30 PM edgy lyrically-driven alt-country band Butchers Blind followed by Marahdoing their Pennsylvania Mountain Minstrelsy acoustic oldtimey project at Bowery Electric.

7/12, 11 PM wildly guitar-driven psychedelic female-fronted power trio Devi at the Lamp Post, 382 2nd St (b/w Brunswick & Monmouth), Jersey City, free, just a 10-minute walk from the Grove St. Path station.

7/13, 3 PM avant garde pickup group “Bang on Ja-pan” at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum adm.

7/13, 4 PM pianist Jeffrey Swann plays Ives Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord Mass;”Chopin Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15.

7/13, 6 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo at 55 Bar

7/13, 7 PM Orquesta SSC  play oldschool salsa dura at Pier 1 on the upper west, free.

7/13, 8 PM torchy oldtimey jazz chanteuse Carsie Blanton and band at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 min.

7/13, 8 PM Lea Bertucci (solo amplified bass clarinet, yum), and Bhob Rainey (solo soprano sax) improvise at Jack, $10.

7/13, 8:30 PM the Breeders’ Carrie Bradley solo followed by a rare solo show by charismatic ghoulabilly/retro rock monster Reid Paley upstairs at 2A

7/14, 6 PM hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimer/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at 55 Bar.

7/14, 7:30 PM the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players perform works by Joseph Martin Kraus – the “Swedish Mozart” – plus Viennese baroque composer Joachim Nikolas Eggert and Schubert at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St, $10 tix avail.

7/14, 8 PM the NY Phil with Joshua Bell, violin play Nielsen – Maskrade Overture; Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1; Grieg – selections from Pier Gynt; Liszt – Les Preludes, on the lawn in Central Park. The concert repeats 7/15 at 8 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

7/14, 8:30 PM Kyle Saulnier’s lush, shapeshifting, fascinating Awakening Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/14, 9:30 PM Tatiana Eva-Marie and the Avalon Jazz Band‘s pretty self-explanatory Bastille Day Swing show at Joe’s Pub, $14

7/14, 10:15 PM diverse, catchy, tersely lyrical acoustic rock/oldtime/jazz-influenced songwriter Shannon Pelcher at the Delancey

7/15 Roman Diaz & El Gallo Mistico, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/15, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra play Beethoven works including Symphony No. 1 at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

7/15-16 guitarist Julian Lage leads a trio with Scott Colley on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

7/15-20, 8/10 PM dark surfy Israeli guitar monster Eyal Maoz has a residency at the Stone with a wild series of groups, $15. Choice pick: the 7/15 10 PM show with his “crazy slavic band” with Frank London, Briggan Krauss and others, and the 7/19 show with John Zorn’s Abraxas (whose latest album is off the hook).

7/15-20 lyrical piano jazz luminary Fred Hersch leads his trio at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25

7/15, 8:30 PM Jack Grace’s sick, hilarious Van Halen country cover band Van Hayride followed by slyly sultry C&W/torchsong trio Puss N Boots – Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and bassist Catherine Popper – at the Bell House, $25 adv tix a must. Van Hayride are also at Rodeo Bar the next night, 7/16 at around 10:30.

7/15-19, 8:30/11 PM bassist Ben Allison and Group with Ted Nash, Jeremy Pelt, Steve Cardenas, Rudy Royston at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

7/15, 9 PM this era’s most poignant voice in country and Americana, Laura Cantrell at le Poisson Rouge, $25. She’s at the the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 7/16, same time, same price.

7/15, 9 PM purist oldschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/16, noon amusing chamber ensemble Yut & the Hot Four - who do tongue-in-cheek covers of Coldplay and such – followed by the sax-driven Asylum Quartet at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

7/16, 6 PM the No BS Brass Band followed by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/16, 7 PM jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson and group at Madison Square Park, free.

7/16, 8 PM Icelandic glamrocker Ívar Páll Jónsson and band at the big room at the Rockwood

7/16, 7 PM brilliant Americana guitarist/singer Ann Klein plays the album release for her excellent new one Tumbleweed Symphony followed eventually at 9 by  wild, intense newgrass/punkgrass band the Brothers Comatose  ($10 cover) at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/16, 7 PM theatrical oldschool torch/jazz/soul personality Queen Esther and the Hot 5 on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library.

7/16, 8 PM pyrotechnic Middle Eastern-inspired electric violinist Elektra Kurtis and band at Symphony Space, $22 adv tix rec.

7/16, 9 PM wickedly lyrical Americana songwriter Marcellus Hall (ex-Railroad Jerk and White Hassle) at the Knitting Factory, $12

7/16, 9 PM eclectic, soaring alt-country siren/songwriter Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Union Pool, $8

7/17, noon oldschool reggae/soul/pop legends Third World at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free.

7/17, noon Hammond B3 jazz organist Gary Schaeffer and his combo at South St. Seaport

7/17, 6 PM the James Carter Organ Trio followed eventually at 8 by well-loved oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist/soul singer Robert Cray on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/17, 6 PM Dandy Wellington & His Band play oldtimey swing at South St. Seaport

7/17, 7 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $!0

7/17, 7 and 9 PM sharp, the world premiere of the documentary film Sound & Chaos – The Story of BC Studio, chronicling producer Martin Bisi‘s legendary Brooklyn digs, which churned out a gazillion legendary/obscure albums, at Anthology Film Archives.

7/17, 7 PM oldtimey acoustic country/blues hellraisers the Wiyos (whose latest, Wizard of Oz-inspired psychedelic rock album is improbably amazing) at Wagner Park.

7/17, 7:30 PM Japanese Romany/Balkan/psychedelic circus rock band the Dolomites at Drom, $6 adv tix rec

7/17-20 trumpeter Sean Jones leads a killer quartet playing material from his excellent new album with pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Obed Calvaire, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday

7/17 intriguing, atmospheric, intense singer Emilie Weibel plays her bday show at Shapeshifter Lab.

add7/17, 9 PM intense, historically-inspired, fearlessly political folk noir songwriter/banjoist Curtis Eller at Rèst Âü Ránt, 30-01 35th Ave., Astoria

7/17, 9 PM 90s Brooklyn hardcore hip-hop nostalgia: Mobb Deep at Highbridge Park in Queens.

7/17, 10 PM purist oldschool Chicago-style blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker at Terra Blues.

7/18, 7:20 PM the Cassatt String Quartet with guest Meta Weiss on cello performs Daniel S. Godfrey’s cello quintet, “To Mourn, To Dance” plus Dvorak’s “American” string quartet, and Borodin’s “Nocturne” at Bryant Park, free.

7/17, 8 PM brilliant steel guitar player Raphael McGregor leads his eclectic band at at Freddy’s.

7/17, 9:30 PM fiery lyrical third-stream soul-jazz chanteuse/pianist Nicole Zuraitis at Caffe Vivaldi.

7/18, 6 PM sly saloon blues band the Undigables: Ollie Boy Lester on vocals; Tony Ormond on guitar, Jan Kjaer on keys, Ray France on bass, Nat Seeley on drums at 55 Bar.

7/18, 7:30 harmony-driven oldtimey/Americana string band road warriors the Hackensaw Boys at the Bell House, $15.

7/18, 8 PM art-rock keyboardist/songwriter Matt Kanelos – whose edgy, hypnotic new album is excellent – at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 min.

7/18-20, 8:30 PM/10 PM lyrical pianist Matt Mitchell leads a series of groups at I-Beam, $!0

7/18, 9 PM explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at the Jalopy, $10.

7/18, 9 PM explosively funky, percussive bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

7/18, 9/10:30 PM drummer Tom Rainey leads a trio with Mary Halvorson on guitar and Ingrid Laubrock on sax at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/18, 9:45 PM smart, politically-charged, assaultively creepy chromatic punk/metal bandMillstead plays the album release for their new one, Harlem, at Bowery Electric

7/18, 10:30 PM one of the year’s best rock doublebills: scorchingly lyrical, politically-fueled two-guitar anthemic punk/circus rock band the Brooklyn What followed by the similarly lyrically-driven, savagely political, hard-hitting Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires at the Mercury, $10.

7/18, 10:30ish a rare reunion of hellraising, politically astute Americana rockers the Hangdogs (who were sort of the Dead Kennedys of highway rock) at Rodeo Bar.

7/18, 11 PM intense dark rocker Lorraine Leckie at Sidewalk. She and her Canadian gothic band ripped the roof off this place the last time they played here.

7/18, 11:30 PM psychedelic, Middle Eastern-tinged ex-Monotonix guitarist Yonatan Gat and band at Baby’s All Right, free.

7/19, 1 PM pyrotechnic avant garde piano titan Kathleen Supove plays works by Jacob TV, Missy Mazzoli, Carolyn Yarnell, Randall Woolf and Neil Rolnick at Mannes College concert hall, 150 W 85th St, between Amsterdam and Columbus, free

7/19, 4 PM dark Syd Barrett/Stooges-influenced neo garage rockers Obits at Union Pool, free, get there early, this will get crowded fast.

7/19, 7 PM torchy intense vaudevillian oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues.

7/19, 7 PM, repeating on 7/20 at 4 PM, Mark Peskanov, violin; Sam Magill, cello; Beth Levin, piano play Haydn Piano Trio in E- flat minor, Hob. XV: 31, Jacob’s Dream; Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67; Florent Schmitt Chant Élégiaque, Op. 24; Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15.

7/19, 7:30/9:30 PM explosive, wickedly tuneful trumpeter Pete Rodriguez leads his sensational latin jazz band at Ginny’s Supper Club, $25.

7/19, 7:30 PM explosive 70+ member all-female samba reggae drum troupe BatalaNYC outdoors at the Bronx Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd , 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street or the Bx19 bus.

7/19, 8 PM Greek oud virtuoso (and dark psychedelic rocker) Mavrothi Kontanis and band at Barbes

7/19, 8 PM a killer Bastille Day triplebill at the Jalopy: torchy sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner & Parlour Game, the similarly sultry retro Franco-American chamber pop band les Chauds Lapins and then Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation playing witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics, $10

7/19, 8 PM creepy noir Americana/ghoulabilly band the Goddamn Gallows at the Knitting Factory, $12.

7/19-20, 8/10 PM jazz drum icon Jeff “Tain” Watts leads his latest band at Iridium, $25

7/19, 9 PM catchy, lyrically edgy female-fronted powerpop/new wave band Changing Modes – one of NYC’s best bands – play the album release show for their new new wave album at Bowery Electric.

7/19, 10 PM accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/19, 10 PM ornate 80s-influenced anthemic chamber-pop band Overlord at the Delancey, $8.

7/19, 10 PM anthemic, socially aware, Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/20, noon, accordion-fueled Colombian folk music stars Las Alegres Ambulancias plus the FolkColumbia Allstars in Corona Park out back of the Queens Museum, near what’s left of the Globosphere, free

7/20, 4 PM Judy Collins and a bunch of people from the folk circuit playing a Pete Seeger tribute at Damrosch Park

7/20, 6ish the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Queensbridge Park.

7/20, 7 PM haunting southwestern gothic rock from former Industrial Tepee frontman Tom Shaner and band at LIC Bar

7/20, 8 PM fun, purist, oldtimey bluegrass/string band Tumbling Bones at the Jalopy.

7/20, 9 PM lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino at the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, 532 W. 27th St (between 10th and 11th Ave). 7/31 they’re at Barbes at 10 on a heavenly chamber-pop doublebill with brilliant cellist/bandleader Serena Jost starting the evening at 8.

7/20, 9 PM noir, lurid, historically rich, lyrically intense Americana: powerhouse songwriter/banjoist Curtis Eller at Branded Saloon

7/20, 10ish captivating southwestern gothic/oldtime blues/Americana songwriter Melaena Cadiz plays the album release show for her new one at Glasslands, $10.

7/20, 10 PM the Milkman’s Union’s Jeff Beam brings his mostly acoustic lo-fi psychedelia to Pete’s.

7/21 Brandi & the Alexanders play torchy oldschool soul at Bowery Electric

7/21, 7 PM a Pete Seeger tribute at Central Park Summerstage with Amanda Palmer, Steve Earle, Anti-Flag (acoustic?!?) and a whole slew of singer-songwriters.

7/21, 7:30 PM eclectic lead guitar monster/powerpop/Americana tunesmith Homeboy Steve Antonakos plays the album release show for his new one at the Parkside.

7/21, 8 PM gently intense, deviously psychedelic, amazingly eclectic Austin-based Americana/jazz chanteuse/guitarist Jenifer Jackson and band at the small room at the Rockwood; the ostensibly aphrodisiac Mariachi Flor de Toloache make an unlikely but good segue across the hall at the big room at 9.

7/21, 8:30 PM the peak-era Ellington-inspired Neal Kirkwood Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/21, 8:30 PM avant garde violin viper Ana Milosaljevic and ensemble at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

7/21, 9 PM edgy, surfy Brazilian psychedelic cumbia band Saulo Duarte e a Unidade at Barbes

7/21, 10 PM Heroes of Toolik play deceptively catchy, hypnotically growling, post-Velvets grooves at the Silent Barn.

7/22, noon surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers - whose new album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun, at at South St. Seaport. They’re also at Otto’s at 9 on 7/23.

7/22, 7 PM Moris Cañate and accordion-fueled Colombian folk music stars Las Alegres Ambulancias play a free show at El Taller Latino Americano, 2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor (@104th St

7/22, 7 PM Dakha Band play Balkan/Mediterranean/Romany sounds at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, free. They’re at Joe’s Pub on 7/27 at 9:30 for $14

7/22 trumpeter Brian Lynch & Spheres of Influence, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/22, 7:30 PM well-loved indie classical orchestra the Knights play works by Ljova, Ligeti, Bartok and Stravinsky (plus a stinker from the indie rock catalog) at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

7/22, 7:30 PM popular, raspy-voiced alt-country/highway rock bandleader Mary McBride at Joe’s Pub, $25. You could see her for free at Lakeside ten years ago.

7/22, 8 PM diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at the small room at the Rockwood

7/22-27 extrovert jazz drum genius Rudy Royston‘s 303 Sextet with Nadje Noordhuis on trumpet, Jon Irabagon on sax, Sam Harris on piano, Nir Felder on guitar, Mimi Jones on bass at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

7/22, 9/11 PM drummer Ted Poor leads a quartet with Bill McHenry – saxophone; Josh Roseman – trombone; Ben Street – bass at the Jazz Gallery, $15

7/22, 10 PM oldschool skronk central: DNA guitar legend Arto Lindsay w/ Melvin Gibbs on bass, Paul Wilson on keyboards, and Kassa Overall on drums at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

7/23, noon an oldtimey swing twinbill: the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn followed by Evansville, Indiana bluegrass band the Good Morning Nags at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

7/23, 7 PM guitarist Marcos Vigio’s nocturnal Brazilian band Forroteria on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library

7/23, 7:30 PM Michael Stuart y Su Tremendo followed by a performance of latin jazz maven Larry Harlow’s Hommy: A Latin Opera (first NYC staging in 30 years) with a full symphony orchestra and choir at Damrosch Park, free.

7/23 up-and-coming third-stream pianist Pascal LeBoeuf leads a sextet with Donny McCaslin and Miguel Zenon plus Linda Oh on bass, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

7/23, 8 PM powerhouse New Orleans gospel trombonist/crooner/shouter Glen David Andrews at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

7/23, 9 PM tuneful, edgy Colombian jazz pianist Carolina Calvache and her trio at Something Jazz Club, $10.

7/23, 9 PM the Jazz Passengers‘ sardonic alto sax sage Roy Nathanson and band at Seeds in Bed-Stuy.

7/23, 10:30 PM lush, intense, artfully orchestrated psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange at Sidewalk.

7/23, 11 PM trombonist/crooner Dave Smith’s sly boudoir soul group Smoota at Union Pool, $8

7/24, half past noon the self-explanatory Gypsy Jazz Caravan outdoors at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., free.

7/24, 5 PM psychedelic hammered dulcimer band House of Waters followed by intense, funky Indian brass band Red Baraat at Theatre Square in Newark, free

7/24, 7 PM the Debutante Hour‘s deviously literate, sardonic Susan Hwang presents songs from her work in progress “Let Her Suffer – My mother’s lipstick and other lies” at Barbes.

7/24, 8 PM smartly intense, hypnotic, groove-oriented, politically-fueled, Middle Eastern-tinged Malagasy singer Razia Said and band at Ginny’s Supper Club, $20.

7/24, 9/11 PM guitarist Miles Okazaki leads a quartet with Donny McCaslin – saxophone; Francois Moutin – bass; Dan Weiss – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

7/24, 9:30 PM ageless 80s punk-pop/powerpopmeisters Teenage Fanclub at Pier 84 at 12th Ave/43rd St.

7/24, 10 PM intrepid, wryly humorous oldschool acoustic folk-punk songwriter Donna Susan at Desmond’s

7/24 dark lo-fi psych/noise band the Wytches at the Mercury, $12; 7/25 they’re at Glasslands at 9ish for the same price.

7/24, 10 PM a rare low-key, stripped down acoustic show by darkly lyrical art-rock songwriter Paul Megna of the Oxygen Ponies at Pete’s.

7/24, 10:30ish soaring, intense original all-female Americana band Jan Bell & the Maybelles at Rodeo Bar

7/25, 6 PM, repeating on 7/26, 2 PM members of Contemporaneous, the Crossing, Face the Music, Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, JACK Quartet and other groups premiere John Luther Adams’ new dance soundtrack Sila: The Breath of the World on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free.

7/25, 7:30 PM quirky, punk-inspired, lyrical female-fronted Persian psychedelic band Abjeez at Drom, $10 adv.

7/25, 7:30 PM lush, dreamy yet kinetic Hawaiian/Mauian folk band Hapa at Subculture, $30 adv tix rec.

7/25, 7:30 PM socially aware, oldtimey-flavored, female-fronted Americana band 2/3 Goat at Hill Country Brooklyn.

7/26, 7:30 PM cello jazz with the Akua Dixon Quartet followed at 8:30 PM by a screening of Adam Kahan’s Rahsaan Roland Kirk biopic The Case of the Three Sided Dream on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free, early arrival advised

7/25, 7:30 PM indie classical night at Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Eighth Blackbird play works by Andy Akiho, Gyorgi Ligeti and David Lang followed by FLUX Quartet doing parts of Annie Gosfield’s The Spectators and then violinist Pauline Kim Harris playing John Zorn’s Passagen, plus dancers, at Damrosch Park, free.

7/25 8 PM wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties -who’re going in a harder-rocking direction lately- at Coco 66

7/25, 9 PM the Roulette Sisters’ badass resonator guitarist Mamie Minch and Brain Cloud’s frontwoman Tamar Korn sing a duo show followed by the raucous 19th century-style oldtimey string band the Four O’Clock Flowers doing the album release show for their new one at the Jalopy, $10

7/25, 9 PM smart, guitarishly excellent, historically-inspired rock songwriter Elisa Flynn at Picasso Machinery, 35 Broadway, South Williamsburg, J/M to Marcy Ave.

7/25, 9ish oldschool Max’s Kansas City-style proto-punk rockers the New York Junk followed at 11ish by garage/powerpop allstar band the Split Squad at Bowery Electric

7/25, 9 PM sunny, authentically Caribbean rocksteady and ska with the charmingly female-fronted Big Takeover followed by roots reggae band Royal Khaoz at Shrine.

7/25, 10 PM dark female-fronted soul band Shenandoah & the Night at Pete’s.

7/26, 3 PM oldschool roots reggae crooner Junior Reid followed by newschool dancehall guy Chronixx at Central Park Summerstage.

7/26, 4 PM Ethiopian jazz pioneer Mahmoud Ahmed at Pioneer Works, 159 Conover St in Red Hook, $20

7/26, 7 PM eclectic chanteuse Mavis Swan Poole’s oldschool psychedelic soul/funk band Soul Understated play the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/26, 7:30 PM the haunting, charismatic, blues-infused king of noir New York rock songwriting, LJ Murphy and his band the Accomplices at Sidewalk.

7/26, 8:30 PM smart, politically-charged, assaultively creepy chromatic punk/metal band Millsted at the Flat, 308 Hooper St. in South Williamsburg, J/M to Hewes St.

7/26, 9 PM John Sharples (aka Reggie Mental of the Spunk Lads) hosts his typically excellent, eclectic Saturday night at Freddy’s with psychededelic,Beatlesque janglerockers Love Camp 7 doing a rare acoustic show followed at 10 by crystalline-voiced Americana singer, Rebecca Turner, oldtimey, historically-obsessed, cleverly amusing chanteuse Robin Aigner and Noah Harley (from Tik Tok) at 11 and at midnight, Beefheart cover band Admiral Porkbrain.

7/26, 9 PM ten-piece country/circus/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy.

7/26, 9 PM mesmerizing, soaring, intense art-rock pianist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

7/26, 9ish carnivalesque Romany punk band the Butcher Knives at the Mercury.

7/26, 9 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Tammany Hall, $10

7/26, 9/11 PM saxophonist Matana Roberts leads a quartet with Liberty Ellman – guitar; Kevin Tkacz – bass; Ches Smith – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22.

7/26, 10 PM the Roulette Sisters’ badass resonator guitarist and delta blues/oldtime hillbilly music maven Mamie Minch at Barbes.

7/26, 10 PM Certain General lead guitarist Phil Gammage’s darker, more blues-infused band the Rebel Factory at the Ding Dong Lounge at 106th and Columbus Ave., free

7/27, 1 PM the Vox Novus chamber ensemble plays works by up-and-coming composers including Benjamin Boone, Kenneth Froelich, Joshua Marquez, Rain Worthington, Octavio Vazquez, Anna Aidinian, and Joseph Bohigian at Jan Hus Church
351 E 74th St, free

7/27, 1 PM a free screening of the Serbian brass band documentary Brasslands plus films TBD at the Bunim amphitheatre (across the street from the Walter Reade Theatre) at Lincoln Center.

7/27, 3ish the Zulu Nation‘s legendary first-wave hip-hop Rock Steady Crew at Central Park Summerstage

7/27, 5 PM haunting, intense Nashville gothic songwriter Jessie Kilguss and her band at the small room at the Rockwood

7/27, 5 PM Israeli/Andalucian crooner Emil Zrihan followed by Cuban salseros Pupy y Los Que Son Son, and then explosive live bhangra funk band Red Baraat at Damrosch Park, free.

7/27, 6 PM surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers - whose new album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun, at Sidewalk

7/27, 7:30 PM first-wave reggae-punk legends the Subhumans at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

7/27, 8 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers followed at 9 by Romany jazz guitar powerhouse Stephane Wrembel at Barbes.

7/27, 11:30 PM SisterMonk play their high-energy worldbeat/punk/funk at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/28, 8:30 PM the trombone-fueled, colorful David White Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/28, 9ish golden age hip-hop legends Onyx at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $15.

7/28, 9 PM spot-on purist Australian bluegrass band Mustered Courage at Hill Country

7/28, 9:30 PM irresistibly fun Peruvian-style psychedelic cumbia band Moneco sub for Chicha Libre at Barbes.

7/28, 11 PM psychedelic latin soul maven Damien Quinones y Su Conjunto at the Way Station.

7/29, noon cellist Eric Cooper and violinist Sean Cunningham at South St. Seaport

7/29, 3 PM moody, intense Irish chamber pop chanteuse Sabrina Piggott at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/29, 5 PM Fela cover band Chop & Quench in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

7/29, 6 PM pianist Moira LoBianco plays music of Erik Satie – the ragtime and the scary stuff – at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

7/29, 7 PM ska trombone star Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

7/29 Cuban diva Melvis Santa, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/29, 8 PM pianist Polly Ferman and GlamourTango at Queens Theatre in the Park, $30.

7/29-8/3 Henry Threadgill‘s Zooid at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25. Whoah – has this AACM-era titan ever played there before? Could be especially wild.

7/30, 6 PM an awesome global twinbill at Madison Square Park, free: Forro in the Dark‘s slinky nocturnal Brazilian sounds followed by explosive, horn-driven Ethiopiques grooves from Debo Band

7/30, 6:30 PM amazingly cool Houston gospel/funk/soul band the Jones Family Singers at Damrosch Park, free.

7/30, 7 PM smart, eclectic, subtly powerful songwriter Kjersti Kveli – who’s just as interesting with ancient Nordic folk as she is with elegant chamber pop – at LIC Bar

7/30, 7 PM the Plumbers featuring Hoboken legend Gene Turonis play “Tex-Mex-Calypso-billy” at Church Square Park, Park Ave. & 4th St., Hoboken, free.

7/30, 8 PM well-loved, irrepressible Canadian grasscore/Americana string band the Duhks at Subculture, $17 adv tix rec.

7/31, 7 PM legendary soul siren Bettye LaVette - whose reinventions of Beatles classics are amazing – at Wagner Park

7/31, 7 PM 60s latin soul legend Joe Bataan at Clove Lakes Park, Forest Ave. and Victory Blvd on Staten Island. 8/6, 7 PM he’s at East River Park at 7.

7/31, 7 PM Essence of Nostalgia feat. pianist Lafayette Harris, Jr. and some excellent harmony singers transcend the oldies category with soulful takes on classic Motown and soul at the Triad, 158 W 72nd St. (Broadway/Amsterdam), $20 + 2-drink min.

7/31, 7:30 PM eclectic, smart, haunting, politically-fueled pan-latin rock songwriter Ani Cordero (once of Bee & Flower and Cordero) at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised.

7/31-8/3 postbop piano legend Kenny Barron leads a quartet featuring Stefon Harris on vibes and marimba 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

7/31, 8 PM unpredictable, quirky art-rock/avant garde pianist/songwriter Karen Mantler plays the album release show for her new one Business is Bad at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec.

7/31, 9 PM violinist Carla Kihlstedt’s creepy art-rock band Rabbit Rabbit at Union Hall, $6.

7/31, 9 PM intense chanteuse Michelle Casillas’ long-running powerpop band Ursa Minor at Bowery Electric, $10.

7/31, 9 PM deviously fun cabaret/chamber pop singer Grace McLean & Them Apples at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/31, 9 PM catchy, rhythmic indie classical twinbill: the Kraken Quartet and Ensemble Et Al at Spectrum, $10

7/31, 11 PM hilarious, deviously subversive punk comedienne/agitator/personality/songwriter Killer Killy Dwyer with her stiletto wit and loop pedal at Sidewalk.

7/31, 11 PM the Far East play dub reggae jams at Shrine.

8/1-3 state-of-the-art piano jazz: the Kenny Barron Quartet featuring Stefon Harris on vibes at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30

8/1, 7:30 PM pianist/composer and Astor Piazzolla collaborator Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble play their new dance score at Damrosch Park, free.

8/1, 7:30 PM Cuban and Puerto Rican oldschool salsa sounds: the Pedrito Martinez group followed by Jimmy Bosch y Sus Estrellas at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/1, 8 PM wild, humungous (we’re talking 40-piece) Balkan/circus rock band Mucca Pazza at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

8/1-3, 8:30 PM it’s Mary Halvorson Fest at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. Choice pick: the 8/3 duo sets with the singularly brilliant, intense guitarist dueling it out with a similarly witty, assaultive sparring partner, saxophonist Jon Irabagon.

8/1, 8:45 PM intense cellist/songwriter Meaghan Burke at Spectrum, $15.

8/1, 9 PM a tribute to Memphis Minnie & Mississippi John Hurt feat. Jan Bell, Rashad Brown, Dylan Charles, Karen Dahlstrom, Queen Esther, Feral Foster, Tamar Korn, Stephanie Leyton, Eli Smith and other usual suspects at the Jalopy, $10

8/1, 10:30 PM amazing Israeli Ethopian roots reggae jamband Zvuloon Dub System play their farewell NYC show at Meridian 23

8/2, 2 PM the Deno’s Wonder Wheel Music Marathon at Coney Island on the boardwalk in front of the Wonder Wheel featuring lots of surf bands. There’s another on 8/16, same time, lineup TBA

8/2, 5ish the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John at Central Park Summerstage.

8/2, 7:30 PM Bay area Romany jazz guitar band Gaucho with special guest pianist Gordon Webster at Joe’s Pub, $23

8/2, 9 PM the Baseball Project – jangly, wickedly literate, historically informed baseball-themed supergroup fronted by Steve Wynn with Peter Buck and Mike Mills from REM and others – at Rough Trade, $20.

8/2, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock shindig at Otto’s has creepy horror surf band the Chillers followed by twangy purists the Brigantines at 10, at 11 PM the amazing Middle Eastern/Greek psychedelic sounds of the Byzan-Tones and all-purpose instrumentalists Band of Tribes sometime around midnight.

8/2, 9 PM the guy who made Quentin Tarantino famous, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

8/2, 1 AM mandolinist/composer Vivian Li and the Pickled Campers (well technically it’s Sun 8/3 early in the morning) at the small room at the Rockwood. They’re playing the album release show for their eclectic, exciting, sophisticated new Americana album at GSI studios in Chelsea on 8/16.

8/3, 1 PM Turkish cooner Ahmet Erdogdular, classical Arabic choral ensembleShashmaqam, Afghani rubabist Quraishi, and the Crimean Tatars on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free

8/3, 7 PM the Cita Rodriguez Orchestra with special guests Pete Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, Tito Allen, Herman Olivera, Adalberto Santiago, Willie Torres, Eddie Montalvo, andRay Martinez plus the Alma Moyo Drummers play a tribute to salsa legend Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez at Damrosch Park, free.

8/3, 9 PM powerhouse lyricist, nimble guitarist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper – who’s gone in a dark Americana direction lately – at 2A.

8/4, 5ish a killer Americana/punkgrass jamband twinbill: Spirit Family Reunion followed by the Old Crow Medicine Show (whose latest album is typically excellent) at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival (3 PM) a must

8/4, 7:30 PM oldschool hip-hop nostalgia: Kool Moe Dee, Rob Base, Biz Markie and Roxanne Shante at Wingate Field in Crown Heights. KMD still battling with Kool J? Roxanne still wondering why UTFO had to write a song about her? Will the Biz try to sing or just spin records?

8/4-9, 8 PM the New York Concert Opera with intense German-American baritone Ulrich Hartung and a chamber ensemble led by Stefan Kozinski  present a new, insightful politically-charged interpretation of the iconic Schubert Winterreise song cycle in a multimedia performance at the Black Box Theatre, 82 Washington Square East, $10/$5 stud/srs.

8/4, 9 PM tuneful pan-Latin pianist Leo Genovese with Dan Blake on saxophones and Nat Mugavero on drums at Spectrum, $15

8/4, 9:30 PM devious all-female indie classical bassoon quartet the Breaking Winds at Pete’s. 8/8, 7 PM they’re at Joe’s Pub

8/5 the David Virelles Trio, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/5 lyrical progressive jazz balladry: Becca Stevens – voice, guitar; Liam Robinson – accordion and keyboards; Chris Tordini – bass; Jordan Perlson – drums and percussion at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20

8/5, 7:30 PM piano duo Christina & Michelle Naughton play works by Ravel, Milhaud, John Adams and their new arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

8/5, 7:30 PM pianist Burton Greene plays an album release show with trombonist Reut Regev’s R*time quartet at Spectrum, $15

8/5, 8 PM psychedelic salsa legends Tipica ’73 at East River Park.

8/6, 1 PM SisterMonk play their high-energy worldbeat/punk/funk at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

8/6, 7 PM psychedelic funkmeisters (and meistress) Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Madison Square Park, free.

8/6, 8 PM pyrotechnic electric blues guitarist/bandleader Ana Popovic at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec. She can shred but she’s got soul.

8/6, 8:30 PM Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell at Damrosch Park, free.

8/6, 10ish Syrian crooner Omar Souleyman and his Middle Eastern dancefloor grooves at Glasslands, $16

8/7, 7 PM the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of ageless shredder Marshall Allen at Wagner Park

8/7, 7:30 PM Tift Merritt plays a rare intimate duo show with guitar/pedal steel genius Eric Heywood at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

8/7-10 the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – one of the funnest bands around, with a fat tuba groove, soul horns and live hip-hop beats at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 on the weekend

8/7, 7:30 PM wild Indian-influenced saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and ensemble play their new ballet soundtrack at Damrosch Park, free.

8/8, 7 PM devious all-female bassoon quartet the Breaking Winds followed by the equally devious, fun Threeds Oboe Trio playing the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $20

8/8, 7:30 PM the Campbell Brothers play a “Sacred Steel Love Supreme” (their new arrangement of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme) at Damrosch Park, free

8/8-9, 8 PM New Orleans legends the Funky Meters at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

8/8, 8 PM intense, virtuoso Bearthoven pianist Karl Larson plays piano music of up-and-coming composers Alex Weiser and Scott Wollschleger at Scholes Street Studio, 46 Scholes St. in Williamsburg, $15.

8/8, midnight brilliantly tuneful, anthemic, lyrical Kansas City Americana/Nashville gothic band the Grisly Hand (you should hear their tune about Phineas Gage, who survived a railroad spike through his head) at the Rockwood

8/9, 1 and 3 PM pianist Pam Goldberg leads an ensemble with Esther Noh, Caitlin Sullivan and Allison Charney playing American and Argentian sounds on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

8/9, 2 PM Lush, slinky vintage-era Middle Eastern film music ensemble Zikrayat at Macon Library, 361 Lewis Ave at Macon St, Brooklyn, free, C to Kingston-Throop Ave. On 8/12 at 7 they’re at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, 7 to Court Square.

8/9, 3 PM a contemporary gospel explosion at Central Park Summerstage with Tasha Cobbs, Smokie Norful, Pastor Charles Jenkins, Vashawn Mitchell, Kierra Sheard, Micah Stampley and Brian Courtney Wilson

8/9, 2:30 PM well-loved 90s alt-country band the the Old 97s followed at around 4 by sly fun high-energy grasscore band the Devil Makes Three on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free

8/9, 6 PM C&W legends Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Brooklyn Americana newcomers the Lone Bellow and Rosanne Cash at Damrosch Park, free.

8/9, 8 PM the New Languages nonet improvises with strings, reeds and woodwinds and concludes their show with Sufi music at Spectrum, $15

8/9, 8 PM pianist Matt Mitchell debuts his new trio with Chris Tordini on bass and Dan Weiss on drums at Greenwich House Music School, $12

8/9, 8:30 PM wildly popular art-rock guitarist/bandleader St. Vincent at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/10, time TBA the most monstrously creepy noir twang instrumental band on the planet, Big Lazy at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook, free.

8/10, 1 PM the Composers Voice chamber ensemble plays choreographed ballet works by up-and-coming composers: David Bohn, Remigio Coco, Marco De Boni, Jay Anthony Gach, Leonard Mark Lewis, David Charles Meckler, Alon Nechushtan, Norberto Oldrini, and Gisela Alejandra Paterno at Jan Hus Church, 351 E 74th St, free

8/10, 3 PM the adventurious indie classical Jack Quartet at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum admission ($10 for adults, $5 stud/srs).

8/10, 5 PM the Music Maker Blues Revue with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and Ironing Board Sam, southern soul cult figure Bobby Patterson, Alabama soul/gospel group St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Damrosch Park, free.

8/10, 8 PM bewitching torch song stylist Bliss Blood & noir guitarist Al Street at Epistrophy Cafe, 200 Mott St.

8/10 smart, politically-charged, assaultively creepy chromatic punk/metal band Millsted at Grand Victory.

8/11, 8 PM darkly hypnotic, improvisational songwriter/classical guitarist Marian McLaughlin followed by volcanically intense psychedelic folk songwriter/chanteuse Larkin Grimm at Cake Shop.

8/11, 8 PM Buffalo Stack - fiddler Tania Stack from the Avett Bros. with her brother Andy – playing decently tuneful soul/gospel-influenced 70s hippie rock at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

8/12, noon surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers - whose new album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun, at South St. Seaport. They’re also at the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island on 8/16 at 2

8/12, 5:30 PM alt-country guitarist/songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan outside in the parking lot behind City Winery, free

8/12 the George Burton Quintet, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/12 darkly glimmering, moody third-stream jazz pianist Yelena Eckemoff leads a quartet with Donny McCaslin – tenor saxophone; George Mraz – bass; Eric McPherson – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20

8/12, 7:30 PM the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays works by Haydn, Weber and Paul Schoenfeld at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

8/12, 8 PM Malian guitar monster Vieux Farka Toure - who’s even faster and a lot more adrenalizing than his legendary dad Ali – at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix highly rec.

8/12-17 8/10 PM cutting-edge, eclectic indie classical composer/singer Lisa Bielawa has a weekly residency at the Stone, $15. Choice pick: the 8/14, 8 PM set with violinist Colin Jacobsen, cellist Eric Jacobsen and pianist Bruce Levingston.

8/12, 8:30 PM violinist Elektra Kurtis leads a string quartet plus percusssion in a program of Middle Eastern, Balkan and classical jams at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/13, noon the ostensibly aphrodisiac Mariachi Flor de Toloache -NYC’s only all-female mariachi orchestra – followed by edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

8/13, 5 PM the Harlem Gospel Choir at the Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (near W. 19th St)

8/13 Swallow/Talmor/Nussbaum: Ohad Talmor – tenor saxophone; Steve Swallow – bass; Adam Nussbaum – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

8/13, 8 PM tunefully eclectic lo-fi art-pop songwriter Kristin Mueller followed eventually by explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Union Hall, $!0

8/13, 8:30 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Rock Shop $10.

8/13, 10ish fearlessly political soul/reggae/latin rockers Outernational at Bowery Electric

8/14 the Junior Brown show at City Winery is not open to the public and tix are not being sold.

8/14, 9 PM somberly catchy, anthemic Canadian art-rock chanteuse Agnes Obel at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

8/14, 11:30 PM brilliant jazz violinist Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort with Marvin Sewell – guitar; Will Holshouser – accordion; Chris Lightcap – bass ; Alvester Garnett – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20

8/15, 7 PM period-perfect 1966-style psychedelic pop/Carnaby St. Britpop songwriter Jacco Gardner at South St. Seaport

8/15, 8 PM oldschool western swing and Romany jazz with the Hot Club of Cowtownat Subculture, $20 adv tix rec.

8/15, 10 PM sultry singer Erica Ramos’ exhilarating retro 60s latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Barbes

8/16, 3 PM amazingly psychedelic, hauntingly intense Balkan rock jamband Choban Elektrik at Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, Queens, M to Forest Ave.

8/16, 6 PM a screening of the Hector Lavoe biopic El Cantante with a Q&A with Gilberto “Pulpo” Colón and José Mangual followed by a concert by salseros Ensalada de Pulpo at 8 at BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd in the Bronx

8/16, 9 PM Ten Foot Ganja Plant - who do dub reggae better and more psychedelically than just about anybody – at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

8/16, 10 PM one of NYC’s original urban country bandleaders, Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion followed by increasingly creepy southwestern gothic/western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Rock Shop, $10.

8/17, 5 PM pianist Beth Levin plays music of Schumann (the Kreisleriana suite), Schubert and Eliasson at Spectrum, $15

8/17, 7 PM brilliant Britrock tunesmith/crooner Edward Rogers plays the album release show for his new Kevin Ayers-inspired album, Kaye, with a killer band – Don Piper and James Mastro on guitars; Sal Maida on bass; Dennis Diken on drums; Joe McGinty on keyboards; Tish & Snooky, backing vocals at Joe’s Pub.

8/17, 9 PM Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – upstairs at 2A.

8/18 half past noon Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca plays a rare solo show outdoors on the plaza at Liberty St. and Broadway, free.

8/19, half past noon Cubam pianist Manuel Valera outdoors on the plaza at Liberty St. and Broadway, free

8/19, 6ish badass female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band the Sweetback Sisters in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

8/19-20 anthemic, cinematic, darkly tuneful third-stream jazz with the Amina Figarova Sextet at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20

8/19 jangly retro 60s psych-pop band Spider Bags at Union Pool.

8/19, 8 PM roots-reggae/Afrobeat collective Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix highly rec.

8/19, 9 PM Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester plays a typically witty solo show at Spectrum, $15

8/20, half past noon lyrical third-stream pianist Vadim Neselovskyi outdoors on the plaza at Liberty St. and Broadway, free

8/20, 1 PM the high-energy, oldschool New Orleans style Lucky Chops Brass Band at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

8/20, 9 PM hip-hop brass band grooves with PitchBlak Brass Band followed at 10 by edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

8/21-24, rising star pianist Gerald Clayton (who’s got an excellent, swinging duo album out with his bassist dad John Clayton) leads a series of quartets at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20. Choice pick: 8/23 with Lage Lund on guitar.

8/21, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangasta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free.

8/22, 11 PM literate Tom Waits-ish alt-country rockers Fist of Kindness at Connolly’s.

8/23, 4 PM day one of the Charlie Parker Festival at Marcus Garvey Park has pretty slim pickings: intense up-and-coming saxophonist Melissa Aldana and group followed by guitarist Lionel Louke, bookended by nerd-jazz and a blaring postbop band

8/23 third-wave ska/soul/blues legends the Slackers play the Circle Line boat, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from Pier 83 – 42nd St and the West Side Highway, $30 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/23, 7:30 PM 3k3 – an improvising trio playing the music of seven musicians, featuring Mick Rossi (Philip Glass / Big Lazy), David Crowell (Philip Glass), and Red Wierenga (Claudia Quintet) at Spectrum, $15 followed at 9:30 by intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky female-fronted two-keyboard art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes (separate $15 adm)

8/23, 8:30 PM hilarious, satirical 80s comedy-rock legends Blotto - who never met a style they couldn’t make fun of – at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec.

8/24 International Strange Music Day, time and lineup tbd, at Spectrum, $15

8/24, 2 PM dark, catchy Caribbean jams with the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble outdoors in the garden at Flushing Town Hall, free

8/24, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Tompkins Square Park with piano titan Kenny Barron, drummer/bandleader Cindy Blackmon Santana, saxophonist Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith and powerhouse chanteuse Brianne Thomas.

8/25, 9ish edgy lyrically-driven alt-country band Butchers Blind followed by the scorchingly lyrical, politically-fueled two-guitar anthemic punk/circus rock band the Brooklyn What at Glasslands

8/26 brilliant, tuneful alto saxophonist Yosvany Terry leads his latin jazz Quintet, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/26-31 who says bass in a large ensemble is a thankless task? the Ron Carter Big Band at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30/$35 on the weekend

8/26, 9 PM edgy, kinetic 90s indie/dance legends Rubblebucket at the Mercury, $20. They’re at Rough Trade the next night, 8/27 at 10 for the same price.

8/28, 9 PM high-voltage klezmer and Balkan jazz with Klaz Ma Tazz at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

8/29, 9 PM a killer dark rock doublebill with psychedelic/Americana/indie songwriter Richard Buckner followed by folk noir cult favorites the Handsome Family at Rough Trade, $15 adv tix rec. They’re at the Mercury the following night at 7:30 PM for the same price.

8/30 smart, anthemic, golden age-style roots reggae songwriter/bandleader Taj Weekes at the Knitting Factory.

9/2 UK darkwave/chamber pop sirens the Smoke Fairies at the Rockwood

9/6, 1 PM monster multiple-piano ensemble Grand Band plays six-piano music by Steve Reich, Kate Moore, Philip Glass, and two New York premieres by Michael Gordon on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

9/6, 2 PM cello-driven psychedelic art-rock, worldbeat and reggae with Deoro at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza

9/6, 8:30 PM wry, literate underground songwriter duo Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby followed by ageless dark glam rocker Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix rec.

9/7, 8 PM 8 PM original psychedelic funk/hip-hop band Mamarazzi followed by the latest desert blues guitar sensation, Bombino at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

9/10, 10 PM 90s sci-fi/surf instrumental masked men Man or Astroman at Brooklyn Bowl, $15. They’re also at the Mercury the following night, 9/11 at 10:30 for the same price.

9/11, 10 PM iconic ex-Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs guitarist Cheetah Chrome playing solo acoustic ?!!?!? at Niagara Bar (corner of E 7th/Ave. A), free. Then he’s doing an electric band show at 10 at Bowery Electric on 9/12

9/12 ageless, charmingly jangly lo-fi Japanese rocker women Shonen Knife at the Wick.

9/14 brooding darkwave songstress Alice Boman at Baby’s All Right

9/19-20, 9 PM darkly jangly retro 60s band the Dandy Warhols at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25.

9/25, 9 PM luminous singer Shara Worden’s kinetic, string-driven art-rock band My Brightest Diamond at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

9/26, 8:30 PM ferocious, anthemic, literate rockers Wormburner play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

9/28, 8 PM Milwaukee highway rock legends the BoDeans - who’re going in an increasingly lush, Americana-fueled direction – at B.B. King’s, $28.50 adv tix rec.

9/29-30 dark Danish garage rock with the Raveonettes at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

10/3, 8 PM Costello piano legend Steve Nieve and French crooner Tall Ulysse play Elvis Costello songs at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

10/7, 7 PM intense Americana/chamber pop songwriter Mary Lee Kortes plays her Songs of Beulah Rowley project at the big room at the Rockwood. Kortes channels Rowley, a brilliant, obscure, multistylistic midwestern songwriter from the 30s and 40s who wrote swing, edgy pop, saloon jazz and country among other styles.

10/12, 3 PM the Shanghai Quartet and Wu Han play music of Haydn, Schumann and Dvorák at the Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, $20; Charter bus service available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal arcade on 41st St between 8th and 9th Aves, $10 per person, roundtrip; bus reservations at 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org.

10/16-18 indie classical ensemble Eighth Blackbird perform Murder Ballades at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with L.A. Dance Project and choreography by New York City Ballet dancer Justin Peck at BAM

10/22-25, 7:30 PM the world premieres of Ted Hearne‘s musical theatre piece The Source, drawn from the leaks of antifascist hero/heroine Chelsea Manning, at BAM.

10/31, 7 PM pianist Michael Riesman plays Philip Glass’ score to Dracula to accompany a screening of the original 1931 film at the Morgan Library, $25.

10/31, 9 PM ageless garage rock legends the Fleshtones followed by similarly legendary but vital surf band Los Straitjackets with guest Deke Dickerson at the Bell House, $20

12/4, 7:30 PM Federico Agostini, violin and Enrico Elisi, piano play Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96 at the Morgan Library, $25

Legendary Jamaican Guitarist Ernest Ranglin Returns with Another Great Album

You don’t ordinarily expect octogenarians to make great albums. If they do, they usually revisit their earlier work, a victory lap. Count Ernest Ranglin among the rare exceptions. The greatest guitarist ever to come out of Jamaica has a new album, Bless Up (streaming online), which is one of his best, and he’s made a whole bunch of them. It’s has a lot more straight-up reggae than the elegant reggae jazz he’s known for (and basically invented all by himself). It also has a more lush, full sound than his previous album, Avila. That one was recorded on the fly during a break from a reggae festival; this one has more tunesmithing than vamping jams, drawing on the seven decades of Jamaican music that in many ways Ranglin has defined.

Organ – played by either Jonathan Korty or Eric Levy – holds the center on many of the tracks here, Ranglin adding judicious solos, alternating between his signature, just-short-of-unhinged tremolo-picked chords, sinewy harmonies with the keys, nimbly fluttering leaps to the high frets and references to the better part of a century’s worth of jazz guitar. The songs transcend simple, rootsy two-chord vamps. Darkly majestic, emphatic minor-key horn arrangements evocative of mid-70s Burning Spear carry the melody on several of the numbers: Bond Street Express, the opening tune; Jones Pen, which recreates the classic 60s Skatalites sound but with digital production values; and Rock Me Steady, the most dub-flavored track, driven by some neat trap drumming.

Mystic Blue evokes both the Burning Spear classic Man in the Hills and the Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry. The bubbly Sivan also sounds like Jah Spear, but from a decade or so later. The title track is a swing tune, more or less, Ranglin’s upstroke guitar over a close-to-the-ground snare-and-kick groove giving away its Caribbean origins. Likewise, the band mutates the bolero El Mescalero with a distinctly Jamaican beat that adds a surreal dimension of fun tempered by an unexpectedly desolate Charlie Wilson trombone solo.

Ranglin plays with a deeper, more resonant tone – and a shout-out to Wes Montgomery – on Follow On. Blues for a Hip King works a stately gospel groove up to a long, organ-fueled crescendo that contrasts with Ranglin’s spare, incisive lines. Ska Renzo, the most straight-up ska tune here, works all kinds of neat up/down shifts with reverb-toned melodica, carbonated Rhodes piano and a sharpshooter horn riff. You Too starts out like a balmy Marley ballad but quickly goes in a darker direction, Michael Peloquin’s restless tenor sax giving way to tersely moody solos from trombone and piano, Yossi Fine’s bass holding it down with a fat pulse. There’s also a pretty trad version of the jazz standard Good Friends and the simple gospel vamp Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro, reprised at the end as a long Grateful Dead-like jam. Clearly Jimmy Cliff’s longtime musical director in the years after The Harder They Come hasn’t lost a step since then.

Catchy Caribbean Party Music from the Big Takeover

The Big Takeover’s new album Children of the Rhythm – streaming at Spotify – is what the Brits used to call two-tone music back in the punk era. Inspired by the multi-racial, pan-Caribbean sounds of bands like the Specials and the English Beat, the Big Takeover concoct an instantly identifiable, catchy, upbeat, wickedly tuneful blend of oldschool soul music, ska, rocksteady and soca. Frontwoman Nee Nee Rushie delivers the songs in an unselfconsciously clear, chirpy, full-throated, enticingly warm voice. Rather than trying to be seductive, she’s getting a party started, and it’s hard not to want to follow her. And she’s so steady, so pitch-perfect that the idea of autotuning her would be ridiculous (not that autotune in itself isn’t ridiculous, but that’s another story).

The album opens with the title track, a soca tune. It starts out with Lora Cohan’s organ and Jose Lopez’s guitar teaming up to mimic the sound of a steel pan, Rushie not wasting her time getting in some sly innuendos, a slinky organ solo giving way to a biting guitar break as the song hits a peak. “Grab a bottle and some oranges!” Rushie insists on another soca-flavored party anthem a little later on. And Rain – as in “no one is gonna rain on my parade” – recalls the English Beat at their catchiest, Rushie’s vocals reaching for an eye-rolling exasperation.

No Way is the first of the rocksteady numbers, with a clever arrangement that slowly adds layers as it goes along punchy horns and tinkly electric piano balanced by an acoustic piano track further down the scale. Cohan’s long, gorgeous organ solo on Stay with Me, another rocksteady tune, is the album’s instrumental high point .

Down with the Ship is straight-up ska, with gospel-tinged organ, a spiky guitar solo, its irresistibly bouncy tune contrasting with Rushie’s sad lyrics. New Love, which is more of a ska-pop song (there’s that English Beat influence again), is more optimistic. “I’m not here to make you distraught,” Rushie insists over the punch of the horns – Chas Montrose on baritone sax and Andrew Vogt on trombone – and the swirl of the organ. And Grain of Sugar vamps out an oldschool soul groove, a showcase for Rushie’s soaring upper register.

There’s also a trio of reggae tunes. Tired of Being So Lonely has edgy guitar and sax solos that contrast with its laid-back tropical groove. Unjust Judge evokes Bob Marley with its sardonic lyrics and catchy chorus; the album ends with Where Do We Dub, a skeletal, oldschool 70s-style dub plate pulsing along with Rob Kissner’s fat bass and Hector Becerra’s echoey drums. The band does well on the road – their next gig is June 7 at the Black Oak Tavern upstate in Oneonta, New York.

New York City Live Music Calendar for June and July 2014

You’d think that all the NYC summer concert series would be announced by now, but no. So there’ll be constant updates to this page; you might want to bookmark it and check back to see what’s new. The Coney Island concerts are cancelled this year; Central Park Summerstage is deader than ever; Prospect Park Bandshell has a handful of interesting shows; Lincoln Center Out of Doors this year is off the hook.  There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of Beethoven piano sonatas. Each program features a sonata that sheds fresh light on beats and barlines.  email for info/location.

The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave at 36th St. has put on display a rare first edition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” marking the 200th anniversary in 2014 of the origination of the famous anthem. Quite notably, the word “patriotic” is misspelled in the subtitle of this first edition, one of only a handful of surviving copies. Admission is $18/$12 stud/srs; free on Fridays 7 – 9 PM. Hours Tues-Thurs 10:30 AM- 5 PM; Fri 10:30 – 9 PM; Sat 10 AM – 6 PM; Sun 11 AM – 6 PM.

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

Mondays at the Jazz Standard it’s all Mingus, whether with the Mingus Orchestra, Big Band or Mingus Dynasty: as jazz goes, it’s arguably the most exhilarating show of the week, every week. The first-rate players always rise to the level of the material. Sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 and worth it.

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Rodeo Bar, 9ish it’s Country Karaoke with Boo and Elena from Demolition String Band and their vast repertoire of classic honkytonk, bluegrass and vintage C&W, free

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 8:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

Mondays at the Vanguard the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – composer Jim McNeely’sreliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

Mondays in June (check the Barbes website for updates), 9:30ish Chicha Libre plays their home turf at Barbes. The world’s most vital, entertaining oldschool chicha band, they blend twangy, often noir Peruvian surf sounds with cumbia and other south-of-the-border styles along with swirling psychedelic jams and deep dub interludes. Show up early because they are insanely popular.

Mondays in June, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood. Now you can go see him since the Living Room, that hellhole where he used to rehearse on Monday nights, is closed forever!

Also Mondays in June Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11:30 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party til past three in the morning. Paula Henderson fromBurnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota on trombone, with frequent special guests.

Tuesdays in June clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  at 9 PM at Barbes. Get there as soon as you can as they’re very popular. $10 cover.

Tuesdays at around 10 Julia Haltigan and her band play 11th St. Bar. A torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is.

Tuesdays in June, 11 PM the exhilarating NY Gypsy All-Stars – with pyrotechnic yet soulful clarinet virtuoso Ismail Lumanovski – at Drom, $10

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

Every Wednesday, 8:30 PM Jazz with Attitude featuring Wayne Holmes on keys, Jeff Sheloff on sax, Shinya Miyomoto on drums, Dave Jones on bass and Stephanay JNoteon vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

Wednesdays in June, 8:30 PM guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg (of Dr. Lonnie Smith’s band) leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, $12.

Wednesdays at 9 PM Feral Foster’s Roots & Ruckus takes over the Jalopy, a reliably excellent weekly mix of oldtimey acts: blues, bluegrass, country and swing.

Wednesdays in June at 11 PM high-energy acoustic Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at Pete’s

Thursdays at 7:30 PM powerhouse Afro-latin drummer Robby Ameen leads his quartet with Bobby Franceschini on sax, Edsel Gomez on piano, Lincoln Goines on bass at Saleya Tribeca, 65 W Broadway btw Murray & Warren

Thursdays and Fridays in June Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in Balkan music.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

Fridays at 5 PM in June, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

Fridays in June at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in June at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays in June, 4 PM keyboardist Michael Hearst’s five-piece band Songs for Unusual Creatures at Barbes, brought to you by many of the same people behind Songs for Ice Cream Trucks: “A celebration of the under-appreciated creatures that roam the planet. From the Australian Bilby to the deep-sea Magnapinna Squid, to the Saddleback Caterpillar” at Barbes

Saturdays eclectic compelling Brazilian jazz chanteuse Marianni and her excellent band at Zinc Bar, three sets starting at 10 PM.

Sundays there’s a klezmer brunch at City Winery, show starts around 11:30 AM – 2 PM, $10 cover, no minimum, lots of good bands.

Sundays at 2 PM in June the perennially relevant, satirical Reverend Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir - whose mighty sound will move you to action against eco-destroyers and corporate criminals – at Joe’s Pub, $15.

Sundays at 4 PM fun, hellraising booze-fueled acoustic Americana band Jumbo Brown at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave. (next to Nitehawk Cinema), Williamsburg.

Sundays at 5 PM Durban-born Thuli Dumakude’s African/American music revue features choral group Thokoza – six South African and African women singing classics and obscure material from Southern church gospel to traditional South African Township songs – at the Jackie Onassis Theatre, 120 West 46thStreet between Broadway and 6th Ave., $30/$20 stud/srs

Every Sunday the Ear-Regulars, led by trumpeter Jon Kellso and (frequently) guitaristMatt Munisteri play NYC’s only weekly hot jazz session starting around 8 PM at the Ear Inn on Spring St. Hard to believe, in the city that springboarded the careers of thousands of jazz legends, but true. This is by far the best value in town for marquee-caliber jazz: for the price of a drink and a tip for the band, you can see world-famous players (and brilliant obscure ones) you’d usually have to drop $100 for at some big-ticket room. The material is mostly old-time stuff from the 30s and 40s, but the players (especially Kellso and Munisteri, who have a chemistry that goes back several years) push it into some deliciously unexpected places.

Sundays in June, 8:30 PM purist guitarist Peter Mazza – who gets the thumbs up from bop-era legend Gene Bertoncini – leads a series of trios at the Bar Next Door.

Sundays in June at 9 Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places. He’s also very popular: get there early.

6/1, 2 PM the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra accompanies the film Last Night’s Symphonie – a contemporary retelling of the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique – with a performance of the original at the Brooklyn Museum, $18

6/1, 3 PM the reliably entertaining, adventurous Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet play Charley Gerard’s Quartet no. 4 “Funkle Phil” and compositions by Mike Mower of the Itchy Fingers sax quartet at St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Flushing, $12.

6/1, 6 PM the deal with the “free” Chrissie Hynde show at Rough Trade requires that you buy something at their store at 64 N 9th St. It’s not clear if there’s a minimum purchase (do they have anything for a quarter or a dollar?). And with what will definitely be insane crowds, you might want to pass on this. Same deal with the Peter Murphy show on 6/8.

6/1, 8 PM Lakeside Lounge vet Jim Keller plays the album release show for his brooding new alt-country album with a band with players from Ollabelle, Rickie Lee Jones and Rosanne Cash’s bands at the Rockwood

6/1, 9ish edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura play the album release show for their new one at Bowery Electric, $8.

6/1, 9ish lyrical intense clever Americana chanteuse Karen Hudson and band at Rodeo Bar

6/2-8 it’s the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival at the Abrons Arts Center on Grand St. in the LES – too many artists/composers to list, the full lineup is here. Tix are $18 ($12 students and seniors) for 8 PM concerts, $15 ($10 students and seniors) for day and late-night concerts and $30 ($20 students and seniors) for a day pass (every show in a single day)

6/2, 7:30 PM Gutbucket guitarist Ty Citerman plays the album release for his excellent new klezmer-jazz album, Bop Kabbalah at Joe’s Pub, $15.

6/2, 8:30 PM the Sara McDonald Orchestra – a large jazz ensemble comprising a string quartet! -at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

6/2, 8:30 PM pianist Melody Fader and violinist Doori Na play music for solo piano by Chopin and Liszt, and sonatas for violin and piano by Mozart and Debussy at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/3, trumpeter Jack Walrath & Masters of Suspense, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table

6/3, 7:30 PM the NY Phil‘s Contact chamber ensemble plays innovative new works by Paola Prestini, Eric Nathan, Oscar Bettison, Ryan Brown and others at Subculture, $25.

6/3 soulful Mediterranean tango pianist Emilio Solla leads a nonet with strings playing the album release show for his new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

6/3, 9 PM deliciously ugly, skin-peeling noiserock with the Sediment Club at Cake Shop, $10

6/4, 7:30 PM wild Canadian guitar/viol ensemble the Sultans of String playing Romany jazz, Middle Eastern and rock with special guest sitarist Anwar Khurshid at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec.

6/4 eclectic, energetic jazz violinist Zach Brock leads his quartet playing the album release show for his new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

6/4, 8 PM haunting, atmospheric gothic Americana chanteuse Marissa Nadler at Red Hook Park, bordered by Halleck St., Bush St. bet. Otsego St. and Court St., free.

6/4, 8 PM Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay at Barbes.

6/4, 8:30 PM trumpeter Russ Johnson leads an amazing quintet featuring Roy Nathanson, alto, soprano sax; Orrin Evans, piano; Brad Jones , bass; George Schuller, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/4, 9 PM savage, macabre,cinematic noir jazz band Beninghove’s Hangmen at Bar Chord

6/4, 9 PM intense, enveloping avant duo Dark Tips (violist Jessica Pavone and organist Rachael Bell) at the Pleasure Jail (upstairs over the Silent Barn), 603 Bushwick Ave.

6/4, 9 PM dark Certain General guitarist Phil Gammage‘s Adventures in Bluesland project at Shrine.

6/4, 9:30 PM charismatically torchy oldtimey songwriting mavenJolie Holland at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20 adv tix rec.

6/4, 10 PM the “Iranian Bob Dylan,” politically-charged art-rock songwriter Mohsen Namjoo playing the album release show for his new one at Drom, free!!! Get there early!

6/5, 7 PM innovative clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and pianist Dinuk Wijeratne improvise on Middle Eastern themes at CUNY Elebash Hall, 5th Ave just north of 34th St., $25/$20 stud.

6/5, 7 PM the lush, haunting Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

6/5, 7:30 PM eclectic ska/rocksteady/world funk band the Brown Rice Family at Bric Arts, free. They’re also at at BAM Cafe on 6/7 at 9.

6/5-6, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble Transit plays new works by Berlin and NYC contemporary composers on the fifth and then pairs Swedish and NYC composers’ pieces on the sixth. Too many to name: the full schedule is here, at the DiMenna Center, $12/$10 stud/srs

6/5, 7:30 PM the Mike Baggetta Quartet celebrate the release of their new guitar jazz album plus bassist Eivind Opsvik’s Overseas – (Tony Malaby – saxophone, Brandon Seabrook – guitar, Jacob Sacks – piano, Kenny Wollesen – drums) at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village, $20.

6/5, 8 PM a wickedly cool art-rock/chamber-pop/noir doublebill with inscrutable, brilliantly tuneful cellist/chanteuse Serena Jost followed by the increasingly carnivalesque, hauntingly latin-tinged Kotorino at 326 E 17th St, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, BYOB, donation at door 100% of proceeds to the musicians

6/5, 8 PM chanteuse Jennifer Charles’ lurid art-rock/goth band Elysian Fields at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

6/5, 8 PM the NY Scandia Symphony plays a free show at Symphony Space feat. intriguing Nordic works by Frank Foerster, Ture Rangstrom and Andrew Ackers, and a world premiere by Jesper Nordin, early arrival advised

6/5, 8:30 PM pyrotechnic tuneful postbop supergroup the Puppeteers, with pianistArturo O’Farrill and vibraphone genius Bill Ware, at Ginny’s Supper Club, 310 Lenox Ave, $15.

6/5, 8:30 PM alto saxophonist Ben Kono leads a quintet with Pete McCann, guitar; Henry Hey, piano; Kermit Driscoll, bass; Satoshi Takeishi, drums, percusssion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum.

6/5, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangasta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street (just off of 37th Avenue) Jackson Heights. 6/11 at 9 they’re at Troost, 1011 Manhattan Ave btwn Huron & Green in Greenpoint

6/5, 9ish ferocious, anthemic, literate rockers Wormburner at Santos Party House, $!2.

6/5, 9 PM olschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne at at Hill Country Brooklyn

6/5, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

6/5, 9 PM singer Heather Maloney and Americana pop band Darlingside celebrate the release of their newgrass album at the Jalopy, $10.

6/5, 9:30 PM intense, magically nuanced Mexican jazz chanteuse Magos Herrera with similarly terse Spanish flamenco/Romany jazz guitarist Javier Limon at Joe’s Pub, $20.

6/5, 10 PM deviously fun cabaret/chamber pop chanteuse Grace McLean & Them Apples at the small room at the Rockwood

6/5 haunting classic 70s style art-rock/Britfolk band Syd Arthur at Bowery Ballroom.

6/6, 5:30 PM haunting Russian folk quartet Russkaya Krasa at the American Folk Art Museum, free.

6/6, 7 PM doo-wop punk with King Khan & the Shrines at le Poisson Rouge, $15. They’re at the Music Hall of Williamsburg the following night, 6/7 at 11 for the same price.

6/6, 7 PM WNYC’s annual Battle of the Bands presents their Brooklyn edition. The borough’s top contenders this year are too hard to choose from. Among them – wickedly lyrical all-female quirk-rock trio the Debutante Hour, thunderous all-female Brazilian drum troupe BatalaNYC and creepy noir cabaret band Orphan Jane. $15 includes a drink or $30 for open wine/beer bar plus the show!

6/6, 7:30 PM dark, hypnotically jazzy southwestern gothic songwriter James Apollo at Rock Shop, $10

6/6 the American Composers Orchestra premiere new works by emerging composers with a working rehearsal on 6/6 at 10 AM and a run-through on 6/7 at 7:30 PM at the DiMenna Center, both free

6/6, 8 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group – followed by the hip-hop brass band grooves of PitchBlak Brass Band at the Knitting Factory, $12

6/6, 8 PM eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leads his sextet followed at 10 by the self-explanatory, oldtimey Jug Addicts at Barbes. The Jug Addicts are also at Bar Chord on 6/27 at 9.

6/6, 8 PM psychedelic Middle Eastern/Central Asian/Caribbean jamband Tribecastan at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

6/6, 8:30 PM edgy klezmer-inspired punk-jazz crew Gutbucket at I-Beam, $10.

6/6, 9 PM darkly bluesy Nick Cave/Stooges-influenced Syracuse band Pale Green Starsat Dinosaur BBQ; 6/7 they’re at the Harlem branch, 700 W. 125th St. at 12th Ave, same time.

6/6, 9 PM Brooklyn bluegrass crew Morningside Drive followed at 10 by guitar/accordion duo Matt Munisteri and Will Holshouser (probably doing their amazing, haunting Belgian musette thing) and then at 11 by the Six Deadly Venoms in case you haven’t yet got your bluegrass fix, at the Jalopy, $10.

6/6, 10ish the Byzan-Tones play intense Middle Eastern/Greek psychedelic surf music at Coco66

6/6, 10ish ghoulabilly faves the Tombstone Brawlers at Grand Victory, $12.

6/6, 9 PM ex-Ethel violinist Cornelius Dufallo plays his own solo electroacoustic works plus performs works by Missy Mazzoli, Kinan Azmeh, Guy Barash, Raven Chacon at Spectrum, $15

6/6, 9/10:30 PM bassist Michael Bates leads a quartet with Greg Tardy, saxophone; Bobby Avey, piano; Jeremy ‘Bean’ Clemons, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/6, 10:30ish punk-inspired electric bluegrass and country with Demolition String Bandat Rodeo Bar

6/6, 11 PM hypnotic, intense postrock/dreampop band Kayo Dot at Littlefield.

6/7-8, 11 AM-5 PM a marathon performance of Joan LaBarbara’s Parallel Dreams -an intriguing reimagining of an iconic Debussy work – feat. the composer herself plus pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove at House # 15 in Nolan Park on Governors Island, ferries leave on the half hour from the old Staten Island ferry terminal, the 10 AM and 10:30 ferries are free

6/7 the Andrew Bird/Tift Merritt shows at Rough Trade are sold out.

6/7, 3 PM powerhouse Bahian percussionist Dende and his band at Valentino Pier in Red Hook, free

6/7, 4 PM Songs for Unusual Creatures brought to you by many of the same people behind Songs for Ice Cream Trucks: “A celebration of the under-appreciated creatures that roam the planet. From the Australian Bilby to the deep-sea Magnapinna Squid, to the Saddleback Caterpillar” followed at 6 by resonator guitarist Zeke Healy with violist Karen Waltuch , at 8 by eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes and intense accordionist Patrick Farrell playing the album release show for their new one and at 10 by high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes.

6/7, 5 PM hilarious, period-perfect, subtly filthy oldtimey banjoist/songwriter Al Duvallat Pete’s. He’s at the Jalopy the next night, 6/8 at 8:45 for $10.

6/7, 7 PM hauntingly rustic Ukrainian sounds with NY Bandura - bandleader/virtuoso bandurist Julian Kytasty plus singer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Alpert, dancer Inka Juslin, and lutenist Roman Turovsky – at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St. (2nd Ave/Bowery), $15/$10 srs/$5 stud, reception to follow.

6/7, 7/9 PM charming oldtimey speakeasy swing with Svetlana & the Delancey Five with special guest trombonist Wycliffe Gordon at B.B. King’s, $20 adv tix rec.

6/7, 8 PM dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at the garden the corner of Greene and Broadway in Bushwick, free. They’re at Red Hook Bait & Tackle on 6/15 at 9.

6/7, 8 PM an excellent Americana night: bluegrass fiddling intensity with the Melody Allegra Band, mandolinist Sara Bouchard & the Salt Parade, rustic front-porch folk guy Bryan Nebel and twisted Pogues-influenced circus rock/noir acoustic band Thee Shambels at Union Hall, $10

6/7, 8 PM members of the NY Composers Circle play new music for cello and piano by Eric Segerstrom, Scott D. Miller, Hubert Howe, Nina Siniakova and others at Symphony Space, $15 adv tix rec.

6/7, 8:30 PM scary-cool improvisational duets from guitarist Mary Halvorson and violist Jessica Pavone, powerhouse lyricist/subtle acoustic rock chanteuse Linda Draper and badass violinist Concetta Abbate leading her quartet playing new material from her forthcoming Ember Schrag-produced album at E Gallery, 459 Vanderbilt Ave, Bed-Stuy, $10

6/7, 8:30 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s starts at 8:30 PM with the self-explanatory Bongo Surf , the cinematic Tarantinos NYC at 9:30, sizzling original reverb instrumentalists Mister Neutron at 10:30, Connecticut legends9th Wave – who outdo Dick Dale at the wild tremolo-picking sometimes – at 11:30 and finally powerhouse original reverb rockers Strange But Surf sometime after midnight.

6/7, 9 PM ten-piece country/Romany/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10.

6/7, 9 PM trombonist Dave Smith’s slyly satirical faux 70s-style boudoir soul group Smoota at Union Pool, $7

6/7, 9 PM high-energy oldtime country blues/hillbilly band Jumbo Brown (named for the guy who was a proto-Mariano Rivera many decades ago) at Hill Country Brooklyn. They’re also at Rodeo Bar on 6/12 at around 10:30

6/7, 9 PM mesmerizing, soaring, intense art-rock pianist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/7, 9 PM hard-charging, creepy Nashville gothic narratives with MacMcCarty & the Kidd Twist Band at Sidewalk.

6/7, 9:30 PM composer-performers Christian Asplund, Jessica Lurie and Steven Ricks play new compositions with a quintet at Spectrum, $15

6/7, 10 PM sprawlingly creepy oldtimey/Americana guys O’Death at the Wick, $14.

6/7, 10 PM roots reggae/soul rockers Osekre & the Lucky Bastards at Shrine.

6/7, 10 PM intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singerBreanna Barbara Arneson at Desmond’s. 6/21 she’s doing a marathon of Make Music NY appearances starting at noon at the Central Park oval and then at Radio Bushwick at 4; on 6/25 she’s at Trash at 8.

6/8, half past noon-ish wild, stylistically shapeshifting klezmer jamband Metropolitan Klezmer plays the Eldridge Street block party outside the historic synagogue on Eldridge btw Division/Canal, free

6/8, 1 PM-ish Russian klezmer chanteuse Svetlana Portnyansky and band at the Russian festival at Asser Levy Park (up the block from the aquarium, where the annual Coney Island concert series used to be held), free.

6/8, 3 PM nuevo tango piano luminary Octavio Brunetti with violinist Elmira Darvarova play Piazzolla tangos at Subculture, $20

6/8, 3 PM reliably interesting, psychedelically-inclined indie classical guitar quartet Dither at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum admission ($10 for adults, $5 stud/srs).

6/8, 3 PM pianist Pina Napolitano plays works by Schoenberg, Webern and Berg at Spectrum, $15

6/8, 5 PM unpredictably interesting jazz/noir cabaret/indie classical guitarist Dave Knife Fabris joined by his mentor, the great third stream pianist Ran Blake, plus pianist Geoffery Burleson, bassist Dave Phillips, vocalist Maria Tegzes, guitarist Gus Baxter and drummer Steve Chaggaris at Spectrum.

6/8 oldtimey/grasscore favorites Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band play the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $20 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc and the office at the heliport (look for the palm tree on the roof)

6/8, 7:30 PM haunting art-rock/darkwave songwriter Ambrosia Parsley followed at 9 by explosive Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook, free.

6/8, 8 PM intense lyrical Iranian underground music with Shahin Najafi and ensemble at Drom, $25 adv tix highly rec.

6/8, 7:30 PM a rare Brooklyn show by Indian classical music legends Krishna Bhatt on sitar and Anindo Chaterjee on tabla; Brooklyn Raga Massive opens the show at 7:30 at Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave. in Ft. Greene, $20

6/8, 8 PM downtempo/darkwave singer Danielle Eva Schwob, all-female early music/indie classical group SIREN Baroque and intriguing postrock/indie classical ensemble the Knellls at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

6/8, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players perform works by emerging composers Jack Gulielmetti, Timo Andres, Mike Bono, Tony Fajt, Ryan Francis, Jonathan Katz, Paul Kerekes, Sky Macklay, and Clint Needham at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$10 srs.

6/8, 8:45 PM hilarious, period-perfect, subtly filthy oldtimey banjoist/songwriter Al Duvall at the Jalopy, $10.

6/8, 9 PM high-voltage Portland, Maine Americana band Mail the Horse at Union Pool, $7

6/8, 9:30 PM tuneful, pensive, occasionally droll alt-country duets with Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis at Joe’s Pub, $25

6/8, 9:30 PM deviously tuneful, genre-spanning B3 paradigm-shifter Brian Charette leads his organ trio at 55 Bar.

6/9 Rivergazer play their catchy Motown-influenced post new wave Britpop soul at Palisades, 906 Broadway in Bushwick, J/M to Myrtle Ave.

6/9, 6:30 PM country and country-gospel maven (and Elvis Costello collaborator) Jim Lauderdale followed by gorgeously harmony-driven, sometimes creepy all-female newgrass/Nashvillle gothic band Della Mae at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

6/9, 8 PM bassist Adam Neely leads a large ensemble playing his savagely sarcastic, apocalyptic, epic tone poem Mass  Extinction Event, ” a reaction to the apathy of the internet age,” at Roulette, $20.

6/9, 8 PM drummer Adam Rudolph’s massive improvisationally inclined Go Organic jazz Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

6/9, 8:30 PM the up-and-coming Jim Saltzman Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

6/9, 10ish Nashville gothic/dark blues guy Viking – equally haunting on guitar and piano -at Goodbye Blue Monday.

6/9, 10 PM Sioux City Kid aka Jared Griffin play raucous Highway 61 style bluesy Americana rock at the big room at the Rockwood

6/10, 5 PM hippie honkytonk pianist Commander Cody – who basically invented alt-country back in the 70s – in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

6/10, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival with free admission to El Museo del Barrio; The Museum of the City of New York; the Jewish Museum; the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Neue Galerie New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and The Africa Center plus a street fair and live music (Asphalt Orchestra out in front of the Jewish Museum at 92nd St.)

6/10, 7 PM French accordionist/toy pianist chanteuse Jessica Fichot sings chanson, Romany jazz and international sounds folowed at 8 by ten-piece Balkan brass monstrosity Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

6/10 intense creepy nuevo tango/noir/indie classical pianist Fernando Otero & Radio Angel, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

6/10, 7 PM Microscopic Septet co-founders Joel Forrester, piano; Phillip Johnston, soprano sax do a rare duo set of free improvisations at Spectrum, $15

6/10, 7 PM edgy tenor saxophonist Stan Killian leads a quintet feat. Chris Dingman on vibes at 55 Bar

6/10, 7:30 PM klezmer piano legend Pete Sokolow’s Klezmer Plus Trio with Ken Maltz & Marty Confurius at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

6/10-15, 8/10 PM Sexmob saxophonist Briggan Krauss plays a weeklong stand at the Stone featuring all kinds of ensembles, $10. Choice pick: 6/13, 8 PM with Mary Halvorson on guitar and Thomas Fujiwara on drums

6/10-15 intense, fearless reedwoman Anat Cohen leads her group at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

6/10, 9 PM anthemic, kinetic, mathrock-inclined cello band Break of Reality at Union Pool, $tba

6/10, 10 PM dark, brilliant lyricist and catchy acoustic rock songwriter Daniel Bernstein a.k.a. Cockroach at Sidewalk

6/10, 10 PM wild crazy Romany jazz/New Orleans jamband Dirty Bourbon River Show at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

6/11, 6 PM Delhi-born sitarist Anjana Roy with tabla player Polash Gomes at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

6/11, 6 PM Peri Mauer’s Red Sky for concert band, an evocation of summer skies over Lake George, performed at LaGuardia High School Concert Hall, 100 Amsterdam Ave (64th/65th Sts), $10

6/11, 6:30 PM torchy Irish/New Orleans oldtimey swing chanteuse Tara O’Grady and her great band on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library.

6/11, 7 PM a Charles Gayle-a-thon with the free jazz luminary in several contexts at Roulette: trio show at 7, Gayle on bass; quartet at 8:30, Gayle on sax; big band at around 10, $30/$20 stud/srs

6/11 and 12 at 7:30 PM plus 6/13 and 14 at 8, pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the NY Phil playing Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4 at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail.

6/11, 7ish tuneful Aussie arenarock band Reserved for Rondee followed by the politically infused, female-fronted Last Internationale, whose forthcoming album covers classic protest songs from over the years, at the Mercury, $10.

6/11-13 8ish drum powerhouse Ralph Peterson plays the album release shows for his two new live ones at Zinc Bar: 6/11-12 with an organ quartet feat. Jake Sherman on the B3 plus Craig Handy on tenor and Josh Evans on trumpet; 6/13 with a vibraphone-centric quartet.

6/11, 8:30/10:30 PM eerie microtonal fun with David Fiuczynski - fretted & frettless guitars; Jojo Mayer – drums; Justin Schornstein – bass; Giorgi Mikadze – microtonal keyboards at Iridium, $25.

6/11, 8:30 PM tunefully eclectic multi-saxophonist Andrew Rathbun plays the album release show for his new one with Phil Markowitz on piano, Jay Anderson on bass and Bill Stewart on drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $

6/11, 9 PM Certain General lead guitarist Phil Gammage’s noir band the Rebel Factory at the Way Station

6/11, 9:30 ish scorchingly fun, sardonically theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka at Littlefield, $8.

6/11, 9:30ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at at Rodeo Bar

6/11, 9:30 PM intriguing, atmospheric, intense singer Emilie Weibel at the third stage at the Rockwood, $5 + $10 min.

6/11, 9:30 PM ecstatic, gruff-voiced New Orleans gospel shouter/trombonist Glen David Andrews at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

6/12, half past noon latin jazz piano monster Arturo O’Farrill does a rare small ensemble gig outdoors at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., free

6/12, half past noon an explosive Brazilian triplebill: eclectic funk/New Orleans/surf/country band Nation Beat, thunderous drum troupe Maracatu NY, and Raízes do Brasil Capoeira Brooklyn at the World Financial Center, free

6/12, 7 PM Everything But the Girl’s Ben Watt playing songs off his new debut solo album at at Joe’s Pub, $25.

6/12, 7 PM sly saloon blues band the Undigables: Ollie Boy Lester; Tony Ormond on guitar, Jan Kjaer on keys, Ray France on bass, Nat Seeley on drums at 55 Bar

6/12-15 lyrical alto saxophonist Yosvany Terry and his percussion-heavy sextet Afro-Cuban Roots playing the album release show for his new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

6/12, 8 PM Souren Baronian‘s Taksim improvise on haunting Armenian themes followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes.

6/12-28, 8 PM the genre-smashing new opera Gertrude Stein Saints - Gertrude Stein texts set to a mix of “genres such as rap, country, hollerin’, soul, gospel, and cowboy ballads” at the Abrons Arts Ctr. on Grand St. on the LES, $20

6/12, 8 PM drummer Joe Hertenstein‘s tight, focused improvising trio HNH feat. Pascal Niggenkemper on bass and Thomas Heberer on trumpet at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St, $15/$12 stud/srs

6/12-14, 8:30 PM bassist Michael Formanek leads a trio with Kris Davis, piano; Ches Smith , drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum.

6/12, 9 PM torchy, darkly pensive Cat Power-inspired Wisconsin chamber pop/Americana chanteuse Anna Vogelzang at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/12, 9ish intense postrock/metal/noir surf instrumentalists Dark City at Bowery Electric .

6/12, 9:30/11 PM timelessly clever downtown swing tunesmiths the Microscopic Septet play the album release show for their lush, dare we say romantic new one Manhattan Moonrise at Smalls.

6/12, 11 PM acidic, hypnotically swirling shoegaze/dreampop band Lazyeyes at Radio Bushwick, $7

6/12, 10 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group –  at the Jalopy, $10

6/12, 10ish perennially relevant hip-hop lyricist Talib Kweli and band at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix rec.

6/12, 10:30 PM brilliantly lyrical, dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Union Hall. 6/18 he’s at the Way Station, 9 PM

6/12, 10:30ish high-energy oldtime country blues/hillbilly band Jumbo Brown at Rodeo Bar.

6/13, 5:15 PM smart dark Americana songwriter Jessi Robertson at the American Folk Art Museum.

6/13, 7 PM wild, eclectic, cinematic Slavic string ensemble Ljova & the Kontraband followed by quirky fun jazzy female-fronted French pop band Banda Magda at Joe’s Pub, $20.

6/13, 7 PM crystalline-voiced, noir-tinged third-stream jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter and her band at 55 Bar

6/13, 7 PM Orion Weiss, piano; Anna Polonsky, piano play Faure – Dolly Suite, Op. 56; Schubert – Fantasie in F minor for piano four-hands, D. 940; Haydn – Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII:6; Debussy- L’isle joyeuse, Masques; Dvorak – Selection of Slavonic Dances from Op. 46 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

6/13, 8 PM ecstatic Israeli Middle Eastern dance-funk orchestra Yemen Blues at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix req.

6/13, 8 PM Lea Bertucci (solo amplified bass clarinet, yum), and Bhob Rainey (solo soprano sax) improvise at Jack, $10

6/13, 8 PM LA band the Battlefield - who do a more energetic take on Little Big Town-style 70s country-pop at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/13, 9 PM dark baritone Nashville gothic/western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack City Ramblers at Bar Chord.

6/13, 9ish explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

6/13, 9:30 PM soulful country chanteuse Karen Hudson and band at An Beal Bocht Cafe, 445 W 238th St in Inwood, free

6/13, 10 PM ferocious original Balkan horn jamband Raya Brass Band at Barbes.

6/13, 10 PM ska jazz sax legend Dave Hillyard leads his band at Sunny’s in Red Hook

6/14, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet- Anders Nilsson - guitar; David Ambrosio – bass; Satoshi Takeishi – drums and Tim Keiper – percussion at Barbes.

6/14, 4 PM torchy cult favorite jazz chanteuse (and former Douce Gimlet collaborator) Audrey Bernstein at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/14, 7 PM a killer piano jazz bill at Roulette: tuneful, perennially individualistic pianist Satoko Fujii‘s new quartet at 7, the similarly inclined Matthew Shipp’s trio at 8:15, Orrin Evans’ amazing Tarbaby project at 9:15, $30/$20 stud/srs

6/14, 7 PM, repeating 6/15 at 4 PM Mark Peskanov, violin; Alexander Mishnaevsky, viola; Robert DeMaine, cello; Alexander Peskanov, piano play Mozart – Duo for violin and viola in G Major, K. 423; Beethoven – String Trio in G Major, Op. 9 No. 1; Brahms – Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

6/14, 7:30 PM 86 year-old Armenian duduk virtuoso Jivan Gasparyan collaborates with the king of the Persian fiddle, Kayhan Kalhor at the World Financial Center atrium, early arrival a must.

6/14, 9 PM the Midnight Moan - who are a dead ringer for the Stones circa 1971 – celebrate the release of their new album at Arlene’s

6/14, 9 PM legendary obscure Oakland retro soul chanteuse Sugar Pie DeSanto backed by the Brooklyn Rhythm Band at Littlefield, $15 adv tix rec.

6/14, 9 PM pianist David Holzman plays music of Rouders, Sessions, Boquiren and others at Spectrum, $15.

6/14, 10:30 PM bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote play hot Afrobeat-tinged funk grooves at the Way Station

6/14, 11:30 PM wry retro 60s psychedelic pop band Gringo Star at the Mercury, $10

6/14, half past midnight versatile oldschool/newschool soul avatar and saxophone powerhouse Lakecia Benjamin at the Blue Note, $15

6/15, 11:30 AM-ish brilliant, intense all-female klezmer jam band Isle of Klezbos play the klezmer brunch at City Winery, $10, no minimum, kids 12 and under free – this band plays well early in the day, believe it or not.

6/15, 2 PM noted early music vocal ensemble Schola Antiqua of Chicago make their NYC debut singing French renaissance motets at the Morgan Library, $35.

6/15, 2:30 PM Quintet of the Americas play works by Edward MacDowell, Duke Ellington and contemporary composers at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, 7 train to Main St. and then take the Main St. bus, free w/garden admission

6/15, 5 PM subtly intense, smart, eclectic art-rock pianist/songwriter Lee Feldman celebrates his birthday with a doublebill with the incomparable, deviously funny country/jazz/janglerock icon Amy Allison at Something Jazz Club, $10. Who wouldn’t want an Amy Allison show for their bday?

6/15, 7 PM a wild bellydance party with music by oudist Scott Wilson and his Turko-Amerabic Orchestra with Souren Baronian, Rami ElAasser and others at Jebon Noodle, 15 St. Mark’s Pl., $10, early arrival advised

6/15, 7 PM one of most original and entertaining of the many NYC urban country songwriters, Alex Battles solo at the small room at the Rockwood

6/15, 8 PM Moroccan horn band legends the Master Musicians of Jajouka feat. their longtime bandleader Bachir Attar plus drummer Billy Martin, guitar god Marc Ribot and his bassist pal Shahzad Ismaily at le Poisson Rouge, $18 adv tix rec

6/15, 9 PM Ethiopian roots reggae band Zvuloon Dub System at SOB’s, $15.

6/15, 9 PM Jade Conlee plays piano works by Murail, Carter, Scriabin, Schoenberg at Spectrum, $15

6/16, 8 PM high-voltage original klezmer/jazz band Klezmerson at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $12.

6/16, 8 PM the Orchestra of the League of Composers play works by Webern, David Lang, Philip Glass, Suzanne Farrin & David Froom at the Miller Theatre, $20/$10 stud/srs

6/16, 8:30 PM intense, fearlessly satirical, percussion-driven Ukranian folk-punk/art-rock band DakhaBrakha at the World Financial Center atrium, free.

6/16, 8:30 PM contrabass trombonist King James Rogers’ Harlem-based Shrine Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

6/16, 10 PM pyrotechnic ragtime/stride pianist-songwriter Jack Spann and his trio at the Way Station

6/16, 10ish hypnotic, intense Syrian composer/bandleader Omar Souleyman at Glasslands, $13.

6/16, midnight St. Helena – reliably surprising jazz drummer/composer Tim Kuhl’s dark art-rock band with Rick Parker, Grey McMurray, Ryan Ferreira, Josh Valleau at at the small room at the Rockwood

6/17, 7 PM rustic, sometimes otherworldly ex-Soviet Georgian guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze followed at 8 by 10-piece Balkan brass powerhouse Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

6/17 & 6/24 Cuban diva Melvis Santa, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

6/17, 7:30 PM drummer Aaron Alexander’s hard-hitting klezmer-jazz Klez Messengers – an apt band name, considering Alexander’s Art Blakey-like rumble – at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/17-18 the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend

6/17, 8:30 PM wild, kick-ass British folk-punk band Skinny Lister – sort of the British equivalent of the Pogues – at the Knitting Factory, $15.

6/17, 9 PM soaring Nashville gothic chanteuse Kelley Swindall – whose murder ballads are to die for – at Spike Hill

6/17, 9 PM powerhouse lyricist, nimble guitarist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper at Sidewalk.

6/17, 9:30 PM haunting Finnish folk/Romany sister act Rajamailla at Drom.

6/17, 10 PM vibraphonist Matt Moran‘s trio with Gary Versace, organ; Tom Rainey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum.

6/17, 10:30 PM NYC’s best, most nocturnal, darkly cinematic pastoral jazz outfit, Bryan & the Aardvarks feat. Chris Dingman on vibraphone at Korzo

6/17, 10:30ish Jack Grace’s hysterically funny country Van Halen/cheesemetal cover band Van Hayride at Rodeo Bar.

6/18, 6:30 PM the Ebony Hillbillies – NYC’s one and only black bluegrass band – on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library.

6/18, 7 PM noir Americana chanteuse Nicole Atkins at Madison Square Park, free – her latest album goes in a more mainstream new wave direction, with a Pulp-like tongue-in-cheek vibe.

6/18, 7:30 PM oldschool soul/funk band Empire Beats fronted by sultry chanteuse Camille Atkinson at Hill Country Brooklyn.

6/18 and 19 at 7:30 PM plus 6/20 8, pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the NY Phil playing Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail.

6/18, 8 PM vintage 20s/30s Greek revolution songs and hash smoking music with Que Vlo-Ve at Barbes

6/18, 8 PM polymath guitarist Marc Ribot plays a tribute to his first guitar teacher, the father of Haitian classical guitar, Frantz Casséus along with two other disciples of Casseus, Italian classical guitarist Alberto Mesirca and Marc Mathelier, plus Trio Blastphemy (Curtis Hasselbring – trombone, Ben Holmes – trumpet, flugelhorn, Marcus Rojas – tuba), vocalists Melanie Charles and Barbara Perlow Simon (who sung on Casseus’ 1969 Haitiana album, at Issue Project Room, $25.

6/18, 8 PM bassist Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic convenes a first-class band – John O’Gallagher, Bobby Avey and Tyshawn Sorey – to perform his New York Suite at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St, $15/$12 stud/srs

6/18, 9 PM the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile at Highline Ballroom, $25.

6/18, 10 PM the Brooklyn Gypsies play wild Romany sounds at Louie & Chan, 303 Broome St. in Soho. 6/26 they’re at Meridian 23, 161 W 23rd St. at 10.

6/19, half past noon the Levitt Legacy Klezmer Band outdoors at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., free

6/19-22 Christian McBride’s vibraphonist pal Warren Wolf & the Wolfpack with Jaleel Shaw on alto and Jake Sherman on organ, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend.

6/19, 8 PM klezmerite/Americanist Andy Statman- who’s just as exhilarating on mandolin as he is on clarinet – followed at 10 by awesome low-register original vintage-style Cuban groove band Gato Loco – with bass and baritone sax, baritone guitar, bass and drums – at Barbes

6/19, 8 PM brilliant, cinematic steel guitar player Raphael McGregor leads his eclectic band at at Freddy’s

6/19, 8 PM the indie classical Mise-En Music Festival opens with Ensemble Mise-En at Korean Cultural Service, 460 Park Ave # 601.

6/19, 8:30 PM a bunch of A-list adventurous jazz types play Sten Hosfalt‘s microtonal Dimensional States for jazz orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

6/19, 8:30 PM drummer Rob Garcia leads a quartet with Noah Preminger, tenor sax; Dan Tepfer, piano; Joe Martin, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/19, 9 PM a killer Balkan doublebill with fiery Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita playing the album release show for their long-awaited debut and then the equally intense Tipsy Oxcart at the Jalopy, $10

6/19, 9 PM sharp, satirical, catchy, sardonically funny powerpop Beatlesque/Costelloesque songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk

6/19, 9ish dark country/Nashvillle gothic outfit Karen & the Sorrows play the album release show for their new one at Branded Saloon, $5 – plus there will be cookies!

6/20-22, 3 PM – 2 AM Slackfest in Bushwick features seemingly every dreampop/shoegaze band in town plus a handful of postpunkers, new wavers and some of the expected trust-funded posers. Show is at 94 Evergreen Ave (J/M to Myrtle; L to Morgan Ave.), $10 per night or $20 for a three-day pass. Too many bands to list; the hilarious, satirical ONWE headline the Friday show; the messier Turnip King on Saturday night; Sunday’s headliner is lame, but the openers, Afrobeat-flavored groove band Gypsy Wig, sound like they’re a lot of fun live.

6/20, 5:30 PM noir chanteuse and Reid Paley collaborator Peg Simone at the American Folk Art Museum

6/20, 7 PM arguably the most popular avant garde composer ever, Terry Riley and his atmospheric guitarist kid Gyan Riley, Tracy Silverman and the Young People’s Chorus play Riley works at Federal Hall, 26 Wall St. in the financial district, free, early arrival a must.

6/20, 7 PM the L’PLV2 Festival has all kinds of challenging stuff: jazz improv,avant noise, ambient sounds, drones, darkwave, weird electronics, you name it. Acts include Trinitron, the awe-inspiring John 3:16, the Use, Gasm, Din Strange Dresses, Azrail Noir, Fire Maidens from Outer Space. At the Index Art Center, 237 Washington St. (Campbell/Market), Newark, light rail train to Washington St., sugg. don.

6/20, 7 PM the Dorian Wind Quintet play Bach’s Goldberg Variations at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

6/20, 7 PM one of the most compelling, nuanced singers in acoustic music, Jes Hudak at the small room at the Rockwood

6/20, 7 PM night two of the the indie classical the Mise-En Music Festival features chamber group Ensemble Paramirabo at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave.

6/20, 7 PM the New York New Music Collective feat. pianists Michael Rose and Beth Levin, violist Jocelin Pan and others play two sets of new chamber music by Tom Cipullo, Nina Young, Hayk Arsenyan and many others at Spectrum, $15

6/20, 7:30 PM wickedly smart, politically aware, tuneful psychedelic new wave band the Larch followed by period-perfect 1970-ish Chicago heavy blues/psychedelic outfitTrain Company at Bowery Electric

6/20, 7:30 PM well-loved, state-of-the-art female-fronted oldschool soul revivalists Lake Street Dive at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/20, 8 PM amusingly assaultive post-Iggy garage/punk/blues band Sex Scheme at Hank’s

6/20, 8 PM Roosevelt Dime play tongue-in-cheek oldtimey Americana and retro soul originals followed by exhilarating Americana harmony band Red Molly at City Winery, $18 standing room avail.

6/20, 8 PM Mike Baggetta – guitar; Jerome Harris – bass; Billy Mintz – drums followed by a rare duo acoustic show by Nels Cline & Julian Lage at 9:30 PM at Singlecut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th St., Astoria , $10 includes a beer!

6/20, 9 PM the Debutante Hour’s deviously amusing, literarily-inclined Susan Hwang and the Realastics and then haunting, intense Nashville gothic songwriter Jessie Kilguss at Red Hook Bait and Tackle.

6/20, 9 PM bluegrass stars James Reams and the Barnstormers at the Jalopy, $10.

6/20, 10ish intense, theatrical, psychedelic noir/southwestern gothic band Jail Weddings at Cake Shop. They’re at Baby’s All Right on 6/21 at 8.

6/20, 10 PM slyly sultry C&W/torchsong trio Puss N Boots – Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and bassist Catherine Popper – at Sunny’s in Red Hook

6/20, 10 PM Haley Bowery & the Manimals play their sardonic, hard-hitting, amusing nuevo-glamrock at Spike Hill.

6/20, 10 PM Greg Smith & the Broken English - who’re sort of a more down-to-earth Deer Tick – at Union Hall, $8

6/20, 11 PM Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie and her phenomenal, ferocious band at Sidewalk.

6/20, midnight the eclectic Balkan/latin/hip-hop Underground Horns at Nublu.

Make Music NY is Saturday the 21st. Lots of free shows scheduled all over the five boroughs. Since it’s the weekend, this should be a good one but be aware that lots of acts will reserve a space for the afternoon and then play hours later after it cools off. Never mind the threat of rain. Here’s a partial list of the best stuff from this year’s schedule:

11 AM the all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Big Road in Chelsea, 235 W 23rd St. They move to the UN plaza at 1 PM.
11 AM atmospheric indie classical/postrock percussion group Ensemble Et Al at the Indonesian Consulate, 5 E. 68th St followed at noon by Gamelan Kusuma Laras
Noon resonator guitarist/lo-fi blues artist Breanna Arneson at the oval at Central Park and 104th St;
Noon satirical, politically-fueled acoustic songwriter Dave Lippman at 116th/Riverside Dr.
1 PM-ish bagpipe rockers Scottish Octopus at the Dana Discovery Center, 116th/Central Park North

1 PM Elliott Sharp, John King, Jed Distler, Eleonor Sandresky, Patrick Grant, Lisa Maree Dowling, Adam Cuthbert, Brad Balliett, David Borden and Vasko Dukovski team up to play Terry Riley’s In C outside Cornelia St. Cafe.

1:30 PM Alexandra Kalinowski’s intense piano-and-strings-fueled chamber pop band AK in front of the mural at Bowery and Houston; at 2:30 they’re at the FDR memorial on Roosevelt Island
2 PM indie classical group Antisocial Music at Riverside and 116th
2 PM dark psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange at the mural at Bowery and Houston mural
2 PM haunting female-fronted Turkish/Balkan ensemble Dolunay at the garden at 350 E. 4th St (C/D). They move to Big Road in Chelsea at 6.
2 PM the NY Gong Ensemble ?!?! on the Dairy Lawn, mid-park in Central Park; use the east side 66th St entrance
2:30 PM eclectic dark Central Asian jazz pianist Alon Nechushtan‘s Talat Group at the Jazz Museum in Harlem, 126th and Lex.

2:45 PM a free concert at Bargemusic, early arrival advised: performances by the Dorian Wind Quintet, pianist Nataliya Medvedovskaya, the Velveteen String Quartet, and the Bohemian Trio playing originals plus works by Bach, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and others.
3 PM haunting Middle Eastern psychedelic rockers Mild Mannered Rebel at the Chelsea Triangle, 14th St/9th Ave.
3:30 Americana rockers Greg Smith & the Broken English at Montero’s, 73 Atlantic Ave. at Hicks, Brooklyn heights
4 PM Gamelan Dharma Swara at the South St. Seaport museum

4 PM diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys, female-fronted psychedelic popsters the Tara Lynne Band , hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes and others outside Freddy’s in Brooklyn.

4-8 PM Bronx hip-hop group Rebel Diaz plus dj sets by hip-hop originators Grandmaster Caz and a Jamaican jam spun by DJ Kool Herc at the block party on Louis Niñé Blvd. from Southern Blvd. to Jennings St. in the Bronx
4:30 PM Colombian metal cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at Grand Army Plaza, where a whole lot of other bands will be throughout the day, ten-piece brass band Slavic Soul Party also supposedly playing at the same time (hopefully in a different space – these two battling to drown out each other would be ridiculous).
4:45 theatrical glam/indie rock band Gladshot at East River Park; funk/punk band SisterMonk are there at 6:15

5 PM devious, charismatic, subversive comedic songwriter Killy Dwyer at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

5 PM bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library.

6 PM accordion-fueled New Orleans/groove band Velvet Jubilee at Oasis Community Park, 505 W. 52nd St & 10th Ave
6 PM dark, historically-obsessed lyrical chanteuse/guitarist Elisa Flynn at the wine store, 489 Myrtle Ave ft greene
6 PM the Downward Dogs‘ southwestern gothic frontman, Joe Yoga at Sara Roosevelt Park on the LES
7 PM bassist Tony Maimone’s ominous postrock band No Grave Like the Sea at Gilbert Ramirez Park, right at the Morgan Ave L stop in Bushwick
7 PM retro soul band Brandi & the Alexanders at Jimmy’s, 92 Calyer St. in Greenpoint
7 PM smart female-fronted new wave/janglerock band Delusions of Grand Street at Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St, Astoria
7 PM eclectic glamrock/arenarock/Americana band the Hollows at the theatre at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St (10th/11th Ave).
7:30 PM ageless reggae/groove band Faith at Green Oasis Garden, 368 E 8th St. between Ave C and D

6/21, 5 PM the third night of the the indie classical the Mise-En Music Festival features the Momenta Quartet at the Taipei Cultural Center, 1 E 42nd St.

6/21, 7:30/10 PM eclectic blues/hip-hop songwriter Chris Thomas King – co-star of O Brother Where Art Thou – at Lucille’s, $20 adv tix rec.

6/21, 7:30 PM flutist Claire Chase and Bulgarian percussionist Svet Stoyanov play “Alone,” composer Marcos Balter’s site-specific, Edgar Allen Poe-inspired duet plus a new arrangement of Terry Riley’s Tread on the Trail for multiple flutes at Federal Hall, 26 Wall St, free

6/21, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 10 by haunting harmony-driven pan-latin Las Rubias Del Norte – who have more than a bit of chicha in them since they share members with Chicha Libre – at Barbes

6/21, 8 PM a composer portrait concert of the work of Bent Sørensen performed by Ensemble Mise-En at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave.

6/21, 9 PM wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties followed at 11 by literate Tom Waits-ish alt-country rockers Fist of Kindness at Desmond’s

6/21, 9 PM dark neo-garage punks the Dum Dum Girls at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/21, 9/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Loren Stillman leads a quartet with Shane Endsley, trumpet; Drew Gress, bass; Mark Ferber, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum.

6/21, 9ish punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

6/21, 10 PM Dylan keyboardist Mick Rossi’s Anti-Matter- a devious new-music/surf/funk band – at Spectrum, $15.

6/21, 11ish fiery eclectic pan-Latin guitarist Juancho Herrera and band followed by perennially fun psychedelic funk band Groove Collective at Nublu, $10

6/21, half past midnight (actually wee hours of 6/22) psychedelic jazz saxophonist Marcus Strickland‘s Twi-Life at the Blue Note, $15

6/22, 2 PM this year’s free avant garde/indie classical Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center atrium features Adrianna Mateo, Anonymous 4, Bang on a Can All-Stars & friends, Bearthoven, Contemporaneous, Dawn of Midi, Great Noise Ensemble, Mantra Percussion, Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann, Roomful of Teeth, and So Percussion and many others.

6/22, 2 PM the NY Scandia String Quartet play works by Grieg, Sibelius and Foerster plus Swedish folk tunes on the Billings Lawn at Ft. Tryon Park (go left and down the hill after you pass the snack bar), free

6/22, 4 PM the indie classical the Mise-En Music Festival winds up with a marathon performance by Ensemble Mise-En, the Momenta Quartet and Ensemble Paramirabo at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St.

6/22, 4 PM Canadian piano luminary Stewart Goodyear performs the first of his four concerts comprising all 32 Beethoven sonatas; the next in the series are 6/29, 7/6 & 7/27, same time, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

6/22, 7 PM clarinetist Michael Winograd and accordionist Patrick Farrell conjure up some wild klezmer jams at the Cool Pony, 773 Franklin Ave. (between Sterling & Park), Crown Heights, $10

6/22, 8 PM a killer guitar doublebill: noir twangmeister Jim Campilongo followed at 10 by Romany powerhouse Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

6/22, 8ish female-fronted dark garage rock extravaganza: Friggs guitarslinger/singer Palmyra Delran followed by Amy Gore & Her Valentines at Bowery Electric, $8 adv tix rec.

6/22, 8 PM richly lyrical jazz with the occasional Middle Eastern flourish: Avishai Cohen(bass & vocals) with his trio Nitai Hershkovits (piano) and Daniel Dor (drums) at Highline Ballroom, $30

6/22, 8:30 PM wild post-Waits Americana with JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers at the Knitting Factory, $12.

6/22, 8:30 PM Turkish jazz chanteuse Defne Sahin leads a quartet with Fabian Almazan, piano; Tamir Shmerling, bass; Henry Cole, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/22, 9 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express (playing “Temple Beautiful” with a string section) at Bowery Ballroom, $22 gen adm.

6/23, 6 PM bassist Andrew Lafkas leads a all-star improvisational 14-piece ensemble, plus many intriguing solo acts TBA, to celebrate the final blowout at Eyebeam, 540 W 21st St. before they move to their new location. Suggest you make it a picnic, bring a blanket or beach towel, drinks provided!

6/23 electric violin maven and former Turtle Island Quartet violinist Tracy Silverman plays the album release show for his new one Between the Kiss and the Chaos with special guests feat. works by John Adams, Terry Riley, Kenji Bunch, Bach, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St (8th & 9th Aves)

6/23, 7 PM at Pier 15 at South St. Seaport, Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen and ex-Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler play their brooding new piece Aokigahara, inspired by the popular Japanese suicide spot.

6/23-24, 8/10:30 PM lyrical third-stream jazz pianist Michel Camilo plays a rare series of solo shows at the Blue Note.

6/23, 8:30 PM Craig Bailey, Tim Armacost, and Brooklyn Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

6/24, 5 PM X’s John Doe plays the album release show for his new one in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

6/24-26 at 7:30 PM plus 6/27-28 at 8, pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the NY Phil playing Beethoven’s Emperor and Triple Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail.

6/24, 7:30 PM well-loved indie classical orchestra the Knights with pianist Timo Andres play works by Boccherini, Ives, Andrew Norman and Andres himself at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat

6/24, 7:30 PM eclectic retro jazz chanteuse Cécile McLorin Salvant with brilliant oldtime swing band Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

6/24, 8 PM a rare performance of Tan Dun‘s Ghost Opera for string quartet and pipa feat. the Momenta Quartet, pipa virtuoso/singer Min Xiao-Fen, guitarist Gyan Riley and percussionist David Cossin at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs.

6/24-29, 8 PM composer Aaron Meicht‘s futuristic Orwellian multimedia drama Ozet with music performed by Daniel Baker, Brendan Dougherty, Paula Matthusen, Matt Mitchell and others at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave/10th St.

6/24-29, 8/10 PM pianist Kris Davis - as consistently tuneful an improviser as exists anywhere in the 88-key world right now – plays a stand at the Stone featuring a whole slew of ensembles, $10. Choice pick: the 6/29, 10 PM set with her Capricorn Climber band: Mat Maneri (viola); Ingrid Laubrock (sax); Eivind Opsvik (bass); Tom Rainey (drums)

6/24, 8 PM alto saxophonist Ben Kono leads his group followed by the album release show by trombonist/composer JC Sanford‘s reliably exhilarating big band at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

6/24, 8:30 PM intriguing, atmospheric, intense singer Emilie Weibel at Cornelia St. Cafe.

6/24, 9:30 PM the torchy female-fronted Carte Blanche Jazz Band plays French, latin and American standards from the swing era at Drom, $5.

6/25, 6 PM edgy, funky Israeli Ethiopiques/Afrobeat/soul singer Ester Rada and band at Madison Square Park, free

6/25, 6:30 PM punk-era legend/storyteller/janglerocker Wreckless Eric at the Mercury, $12 gen adm.

6/25, 7 PMish hip-hop originators including the legendary Chuck Chillout, DJ Hollywood and Busy Bee celebrate 40 years of the Zulu Nation at Crotona Park in Queens

6/25, 7ish tuneful post-Replacements Staten Island punk band Tatterhood at Killmeyer’s Old Bavarian Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island.

6/25, 7 PM here’s a surreal one: the Bushwick Book Club plays new songs inspired by Julia Child’s Art of French Cooking at Barbes. Performers include Zane Van Dusen (of Mind Troll), Susan Hwang from the Debutante Hour, Leslie Graves, Jessie Kilguss, Pierre de Gaillande (of the Snow) and Shannon Pelcher.

6/25 guitarist/jazz chantense Camila Meza and her quartet with Fabian Almazan on piano, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

6/25, 8 PM original and classic Sephardic sounds with Sofie Salonika -Jessica Lurie on sax flute, accordion, and voice. Katie Down on flute, ukulele, voice, and percussion. Arthur Kell on bass. Christ Stromquist on percussion – at Barbes.

6/25-28, 8 PM, also 6/26 at 2:30 PM Ruth Margraff’s relevant new opera Three Graces – a modern-day parable of freedom fighters battling oppression in the Mediterranean and Arab world – feat. music by Nikos Brisco’s intense, often haunting Cafe Antarsia Ensemble at the Little Theatre at LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, G/7 to Court Square, $10

6/25, 8 PM pianist Marilyn Nonken and a cast including Augustus Arnone, piano; Patricia Spencer, flute; Madeleine Shapiro, cello; Lou Bunk, electronics and invented instruments play new spectral music at Roulette, $20/$15

6/25, 8:30 PM intense, ethereal, cutting-edge jazz singer/pianist Sara Serpa leads her quartet with André Matos, guitar; Matt Brewer, bass; Richie Barshay, drum at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/25, 9 PM Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s torchy, sultry downtempo/trip-hop/neosoul band SLV at Shrine.

6/26, half past noon baritone saxophonist Claire Daly leads her quartet outdoors at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., free

6/26-29 gospel-tinged pianist Cyrus Chestnut leads his trio at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 on the weekend.

6/26, 9 PM hypnotic danceable Ethiopian-inspired sounds with Budos Band at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec.

6/27, 4 PM sultry downtempo grooves with chanteuse Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s SLV followed eventually at around 8 by ranchera punk band Piñata Protest at South St. Seaport.

6/27, 6:15ish Bobtown guitarist Karen Dahlstrom – whose haunting solo album Gem State, a collection of original oldtime style folk songs set in historic Idaho, is one of the coolest Americana records of recent years – at the American Folk Art Museum

6/27, 7 PM torchy, eclectic North Carolina country chanteuse Jeanne Jolly at the first-floor space at Webster Hall, $12.

6/27, 7 PM the Greene Space’s non-exploitative battle of the bands continues with the finals from the five boroughs’ top contestants, still to be determined. For the past three years, somebody good has always won. $15 incl. a glass of wine, $30 will get you open bar?!?

6/27, 7:30 PM punk legend and ex-Dead Kennedy Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine at Highline Ballroom, $17 adv tix rec.

6/27, 7:30 PM the sultry, swinging, female-fronted Francophile Hot Sardines at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

6/27, 8 PM a killer semi-acoustic party doublebill with the Salt Cracker Crazies and their skiffle stuff followed by Japanese Romany punk swing band Kagero at the Way Station

6/27, 8 PM Mingus Dynasty plays a live score to Manfred Kirchheimer’s legendary 1981 DIY NYC subway documentary film Stations of the Elevated at BAM Harvey Theater.

6/27, 8:30 PM sprawling oldtime band Jesus on the Mainline at the Mercury, $12

6/27, 9ish oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Beast of Bourbon.

6/27, 9 PM haunting, quiet, atmospheric, lyrical cellist/songwriter/chanteuse Meaner Pencil at Goodbye Blue Monday

6/27, 9ish legendary Jamaican one-hit wonder Junior Marvin and band playing a Bob Marley tribute at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

6/27, 10 PM female-fronted psychedelic popsters the Tara Lynne Band and the diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at Freddy’s.

6/27, 11 PM dark Kim Lenz-ish rockabilly band Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at Arlene’s, free

6/27, 11 PM Sabor & the Afro-Latineers play an intoxicating, psychedelic mix of latin big band jazz, funk, Afrobeat and salsa at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

6/28, 7:30 PM hilariously satirical oldtimey/newgrass hellraisers the Dustbowl Revival at Joe’s Pub, $15

6/28, 7:30 PM cajun all-stars the Band Courtbouillon featuring Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, and Wilson Savoy making their New York debut at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

6/28, 7:30 PM newschool soul/funk bandleader Sandra St. Victor & Oya’s Daughter followed by popular 90s reggae-pop crooner Luciano at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/28, 8 PM irrepressible drummer/impresario/bandleader John Sharples hosts an evening of NYC rock luminaries and Beefstock veterans, lineup TBA, at Freddy’s

6/28, 8ish bouncy, rustic Colombian folklorica band Curupira at South St. Seaport.

6/28, 8:30 PM four-octave chanteuse Carol Lipnik and pianist Matt Kanelos‘ haunting Ghosts in the Ocean art-rock project followed at 10:30 by hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimber/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at the third stage at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St.), $10 + $10 min.

6/28, 9 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play torchy oldschool soul at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/28, 9:30ish edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Mehanata.

6/28, 10ish intense 70s style psychedelic salsa band Bio Ritmo playing new material off their forthcoming album Puerta del Sur at Radio Bushwick, rsvp to dura@nyctrust.com for reduced $10 adm.

6/29, 3:30 PM mighty brass-fueled psychedelic southwestern gothic art-rockers Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta at South St. Seaport.

6/29, 5 PM twisted Pogues-influenced circus rock/noir acoustic band Thee Shambels followed at 7 by luminous, intense, inscrutable art-rock chanteuse/cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost at the small room at the Rockwood

6/29 phenomenally fun, intense, noir-tinged oldschool soul siren Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes play the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc

6/29, 7 PM wickedly catchy hip-hop brass grooves with the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at Central Park Summerstage.

6/29, 9:30 PM powerfully lyrical trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis leads her group at 55 Bar.

6/30, 7 PM the annual Isle of Klezbos East Village garden show in the garden on 12th Street between Aves A/B – wild jams on classic and original themes from across the Jewish diaspora, free, get there early, it’s a cozy, very verdant place.

6/30, 7:30 PM eclectic violin jazz star Jenny Scheinman – whose forthcoming album goes back to the plaintive C&W-flavored lyrical songwriting she was doing about seven years ago – at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

6/30, 8 PM a fascinating evening of Central Asian themes with the Kazakh National Kurmangazy Orchestra with Baikadamov Choir and soloists at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $

6/30, 8 PM guitarist Nadav Lev plus the Mivos Quartet, mezzo-soprano Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev, soprano Lianne Aharony and composer/sound artist Guy Barash premiere new works by Israeli composersYair Klartag, Guy Barash, Gilad Cohen, Ronnie Reshef, Yonatan Canaan and Nadav himself at the 14th St. Y Theatre, 344 E 14th St (1st/2nd Aves), $15

6/30, 8:30 PM Darcy James Argue trombonist Mike Fahie‘s similarly adventurous Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/1, 5 PM popular oldtimey Americana road warriors the Howlin Brothers in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

7/1, 7 PM moody, intense Irish chamber pop chanteuse Sabrina Piggott at the Path Cafe

7/1 wild, percussion-driven oldschool Afro-Cuban jazz oufit Francisco Mora-Catlett & AfroHORN, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/1-6, 8/10 PM pianist Geri Allen – who’s hit a darkly majestic peak lately – plays a stand at the Stone featuring a whole slew of ensembles, $10. Choice pick: 7/6 at 8 with Laurie Anderson ?!??!

7/1, 8 PM legendary Dominican merengue chanteuse Milly Quezada at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/2, 6 PM a newgrass twinbill with Cricket Tell the Weather followed by the SteelDrivers at Madison Square Park, free.

7/2-3 and 7/5-6, ex-Muddy Waters blues harp legend James Cotton and Band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $35

7/2 People (guitarist Mary Halvorson, drummer Kevin Shea, multi-instrumentalist Kyle Forester) at Death by Audio. Their upcoming album has horns and vocals, wild and amazing stuff!

7/2, 9 PM a doublebill of Greek hash-smoking music: Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos and Que Vlo-ve at Branded Saloon. Dervisi are at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street (just off of 37th Ave) in Jackson Heights on 7/17 at 8:30

7/2, 10ish dark Kim Lenz-ish rockabilly band Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at Rodeo Bar

7/3, 7:30 PM intense, soulful guitar-fueled electric blues/jazz with the Marvin Sewell Group at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised.

7/3, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes.

7/3, 10 PM shambling, high-energy punk gospel/soul/hippie rock band the Harmonica Lewinskies (who are mostly guys, actually) at the Knitting Factory

7/4, 7:30 PM Willie Rosario y Su Orquesta play oldschool salsa at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/5,3ish Mauritanian duskcore chanteuse Noura Mint Seymali at Central Park Summerstage. 7/29 she’s at Joe’s Pub.

7/5, 9ish awesomely trippy latin psych-pop/cumbia band Chicano Batman, Afrobeat dancefloor band Zongo Junction and edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint

7/6, 7 PM Mary C & the Stellars play high-voltage retro 60s soul at Pier 1 on the upper west, free– if you like Adele’s voice but find her songs trite and cliched, Mary C will hook you up.

7/7, 3 PM Orbisonesque nuevo noir Nashville pop band Nightmare & the Cat at Central Park Summerstage.

7/8 the Emilio Valdes Quartet with special guest guitarist Mark Whitfield, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table

7/8, 7:30 PM Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks do their Boardwalk Empire soundtrack with Margot Bingham (playing torch singer Daughter Maitland) and her co-star Stephen DeRosa, singing Eddie Cantor songs, at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/8 wildly popular, exhilararting, Balkan-influenced big band Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – who put out the arguably most relevant album of any NYC band in any style last year – 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/8, 9 PM newschool oldtimey music maven Andrew Bird at Central Park Summerstage.

7/9, 7 PM torchy intense vaudevillian oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Church Square Park, Park Ave. & 4th St., Hoboken, free

7/9, 7:30 PM Cuban son band Cojunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas make their US debut at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/9 lyrical incisive guitarist Nir Felder leads a quartet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/9, 8 PM the NY Phil plays Richard Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel, and Don Juan; Smetana – Vysehrad; and Tschaikovsky – Romeo & Juliet at Prospect Park, free, early arrival advised; closest entry point is the 9th St. entrance. The show repeats on 7/10 at 8 in Cunningham Park in Queens and then 7/11 at 8 on the lawn in Central Park

7/9, 10ish the Felice Bros. - the thinking/breathing person’s alternative to the Mumfords, et al. at Webster Hall, $25 tix avail. at the Mercury box ofc M-F 5-7 PM.

7/10, 7 PM Roosevelt Dime play tongue-in-cheek oldtimey Americana and retro soul originals on a boat at the Brooklyn Waterfront Museum at 290 Conover Street (at Pier 44), Red Hook, $20

7/10, 7;30 PM theh Bang on a Can All-Stars‘ Vicky Chow and David Cossin with Dither Quartet’s Taylor Levine and James Moore play works by Louis Andriessen and Philip Glass at the Jewish Museum, $18/$12 stud/srs

7/10 perennially powerful, tuneful, lyrically relevant Irish rockers Black 47 play their very last Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $30 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc

7/10, 7:30 PM funky, twangy, danceable New Orleans/Brazilian/surf rock band Nation Beat at the Lincoln Center Atrium

7/10, 7:30 PM the Octavio Brunetti Tango Orchestra at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/10, 8 PM bluegrass/newgrass fiddler Kate MacLeod and band at the third stage at the Rockwood, $15 + drink min.

7/10, 8 PM deviously paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette w/ Yotam Silberstein and Jochen Rueckert at Classon Social Club, 807 Classon Ave, Bed-Stuy, 4 to Eastern Parkway. 7/11 Charette is at the Fat Cat at 10:30 with Brandon Lewis and Avi Rothbard

 

7/11 the Core Trio: Thomas Helton, bass, and Seth Paynter, saxophone, play a CD release concert with Joe Hertenstein on drums and guest artist Matthew Shipp, piano at Shapeshifter Lab

7/11, 8 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Rock Shop, $10.

7/11, 9ish psychedelically bouncy Peruvian/French/Brooklyn surf band Chicha Libre followed at around 11 by French/Chileanhip-hop/pop singer Ana Tijoux

7/12, 7:30 PM brilliant Romany jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel and band at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/12, 7:30 PM the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra with special guest James Carter play an Illinois Jacquet tribute at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/12, 8 PM a killer south-of-the-border lineup put together by the Barbes folks: all-female, ostensibly aphrodisiac Mexican folk orchestra Mariachi Flor de Toloache, metal cumbia monsters MAKU Soundsystem, psychedelically bouncy Peruvian/French/Brooklyn surf band Chicha Libre and eclectic pan-latin Los Amigos Invisibles side project Los Crema Paraiso at Drom, $10.

7/12, 8 PM a rare small-room gig by wildly popular progressive jazz heroes Kneebody at Subculture, $20, adv tix highly rec.

7/12, 8ish the Lyres – no idea how much the second-wave garage rock legends have left in the tank if at all – at Grand Victory

7/12, 9 PM “EuroGrass” at the Jalopy: Ireland’s Vincent Cross and Swiss duo Mala & FyrMoon, $!5

7/12, 9:30 PM edgy lyrically-driven alt-country band Butchers Blind followed by Marahdoing their Pennsylvania Mountain Minstrelsy acoustic oldtimey project at Bowery Electric.

7/13 torchy oldtimey jazz chanteuse Carsie Blanton and band at the third stage at the Rockwood

7/13, 3 PM avant garde pickup group “Bang on Ja-pan” at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum.

7/13, 7 PM Orquesta SSC play oldschool salsa dura at Pier 1 on the upper west, free

7/14, 8 PM the NY Phil with Joshua Bell, violin play Nielsen – Maskrade Overture; Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1; Grieg – selections from Pier Gynt; Liszt – Les Preludes, on the lawn in Central Park. The concert repeats 7/15 at 8 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

7/15 Roman Diaz & El Gallo Mistico, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/15, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra play Beethoven works including Symphony No. 1 at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

7/15-16 guitarist Julian Lage leads a trio with Scott Colley on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

7/15-20, 8/10 PM dark surfy Israeli guitar monster Eyal Maoz has a residency at the Stone with a wild series of groups, $15. Choice pick: the 7/15 10 PM show with his “crazy slavic band” with Frank London, Briggan Krauss and others, and the 7/19 show with John Zorn’s Abraxas (whose latest album is off the hook).

7/15 slyly sultry C&W/torchsong trio Puss N Boots – Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and bassist Catherine Popper – at the Bell House

7/15, 9 PM this era’s most poignant voice in country and Americana, Laura Cantrell at le Poisson Rouge, $25. She’s at the the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 7/16, same time, same price.

7/16, 6 PM the No BS Brass Band followed by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/16, 7 PM jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson and group at Madison Square Park, free

7/16, 9 PM wild, intense newgrass/punkgrass band the Brothers Comatose at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

7/16 Americana guitar goddess Ann Klein plays the album release show for her killer new one Tumbleweed Symphony at the Rockwood

7/17, 6 PM the James Carter Organ Trio followed eventually at 8 by well-loved oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist/soul singer Robert Cray on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/17, 7 and 9 PM sharp, the world premiere of the documentary film Sound & Chaos – The Story of BC Studio, chronicling producer Martin Bisi‘s legendary Brooklyn digs, which churned out a gazillion legendary/obscure albums, at Anthology Film Archives.

7/17, 7 PM oldtimey acoustic country/blues hellraisers the Wiyos (whose latest, Wizard of Oz-inspired psychedelic rock album is improbably amazing) at Wagner Park

7/17-20 trumpeter Sean Jones leads a killer quartet playing material from his forthcoming album with pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Obed Calvaire, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday

7/17 intriguing, atmospheric, intense singer Emilie Weibel plays her bday show at Shapeshifter Lab.

7/17, 9 PM 90s Brooklyn hardcore hip-hop nostalgia: Mobb Deep at Highbridge Park in Queens.

7/18, 9:45 PM smart, politically-charged, assaultively creepy chromatic punk/metal band Millstead plays the album release for their new one, Harlem, at Bowery Electric

7/18, 10:30 PM one of the year’s best rock doublebills: scorchingly lyrical, politically-fueled two-guitar anthemic punk/circus rock band the Brooklyn What followed by the similarly lyrically-driven, savagely political, hard-hitting Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires at the Mercury, $10

7/19, 8 PM creepy noir Americana/ghoulabilly band the Goddamn Gallows at the Knitting Factory, $12.

7/19, 9 PM catchy, lyrically edgy female-fronted powerpop/new wave band Changing Modes – one of NYC’s best bands – play the album release show for their new new wave album at Bowery Electric

7/20, 4 PM Judy Collins and a bunch of people from the folk circuit playing a Pete Seeger tribute at Damrosch Park

7/20, 6ish the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Queensbridge Park.

7/20, 10ish captivating southwestern gothic/oldtime blues/Americana songwriterMelaena Cadiz plays the album release show for her new one at Glasslands, $10

7/21, 7 PM a Pete Seeger tribute at Central Park Summerstage with Amanda Palmer, Steve Earle, Anti-Flag (acoustic?!?) and a whole slew of singer-songwriters.

7/21, 7:30 PM eclectic lead guitar monster/powerpop/Americana tunesmith Homeboy Steve Antonakos plays the album release show for his new one at the Parkside

7/22 trumpeter Brian Lynch & Spheres of Influence, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/22, 7:30 PM well-loved indie classical orchestra the Knights play works by Ljova, Ligeti, Bartok and Stravinsky (plus a stinker from the indie rock catalog) at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

7/22, 7:30 PM popular, raspy-voiced alt-country/highway rock bandleader Mary McBride at Joe’s Pub, $25. You could see her for free at Lakeside ten years ago.

7/22, 10 PM oldschool skronk central: DNA guitar legend Arto Lindsay w/ Melvin Gibbs on bass, Paul Wilson on keyboards, and Kassa Overall on drums at le Poisson Rouge, $15

7/23, 7:30 PM Michael Stuart y Su Tremendo followed by a performance of latin jazz maven Larry Harlow’s Hommy: A Latin Opera (first NYC staging in 30 years) with a full symphony orchestra and choir at Damrosch Park, free.

7/23 up-and-coming third-stream pianist Pascal LeBoeuf leads a sextet with Donny McCaslin and Miguel Zenon plus Linda Oh on bass, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/24, half past noon the self-explanatory Gypsy Jazz Caravan outdoors at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., free

7/24, 9:30 PM ageless 80s punk-pop/powerpopmeisters Teenage Fanclub at Pier 84 at 12th Ave/43rd St.

7/24 dark lo-fi psych/noise band the Wytches at the Mercury, $12; 7/25 they’re at Glasslands at 9ish for the same price.

7/25, 6 PM, repeating on 7/26, 2 PM members of Contemporaneous, the Crossing, Face the Music, Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, JACK Quartet and other groups premiere John Luther Adams’ new dance soundtrack Sila: The Breath of the World on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free.

7/25, 7:30 PM indie classical night at Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Eighth Blackbird play works by Andy Akiho, Gyorgi Ligeti and David Lang followed by FLUX Quartet doing parts of Annie Gosfield’s The Spectators and then violinist Pauline Kim Harris playing John Zorn’s Passagen, plus dancers, at Damrosch Park, free.

7/25, 9 PM smart, guitarishly excellent, historically-inspired rock songwriter Elisa Flynn at Picasso Machinery, 35 Broadway, South Williamsburg, J/M to Marcy Ave.

7/26, 7 PM eclectic chanteuse Mavis Swan Poole’s oldschool psychedelic soul/funk band Soul Understated play the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood

7/26, 9ish carnivalesque Romany punk band the Butcher Knives at the Mercury

7/27, 1 PM a free screening of the Serbian brass band documentary Brasslands plus films TBD at the Bunim amphitheatre (across the street from the Walter Reade Theatre) at Lincoln Center.

7/27, 3ish the Zulu Nation‘s legendary first-wave hip-hop Rock Steady Crew at Central Park Summerstage

7/27, 5 PM haunting, intense Nashville gothic songwriter Jessie Kilguss and her band at the small room at the Rockwood

7/27, 5 PM Israeli/Andalucian crooner Emil Zrihan followed by Cuban salseros Pupy y Los Que Son Son, and then explosive live bhangra funk band Red Baraat at Damrosch Park, free

7/27, 7:30 PM first-wave reggae-punk legends the Subhumans at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

7/28, 9ish golden age hip-hop legends Onyx at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $15.

7/29, 3 PMmoody, intense Irish chamber pop chanteuse Sabrina Piggott at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/29, 5 PM Fela cover band Chop & Quench in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

7/29 Cuban diva Melvis Santa, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table

7/30, 6 PM an awesome global twinbill at Madison Square Park, free: Forro in the Dark‘s slinky nocturnal Brazilian sounds followed by explosive, horn-driven Ethiopiques grooves from Debo Band

7/30, 6:30 PM amazingly cool Houston gospel/funk/soul band the Jones Family Singers at Damrosch Park, free.

7/30, 7 PM the Plumbers featuring Hoboken legend Gene Turonis play “Tex-Mex-Calypso-billy” at Church Square Park, Park Ave. & 4th St., Hoboken, free.

7/31 7 PM legendary soul siren Bettye LaVette - whose reinventions of Beatles classics are amazing – at Wagner Park

7/31, 7 PM 60s latin soul legend Joe Bataan at Clove Lakes Park, Forest Ave. and Victory Blvd on Staten Island.

7/31, 7:30 PM eclectic, smart, haunting, politically-fueled pan-latin rock songwriter Ani Cordero (once of Bee & Flower and Cordero) at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised.

7/31-8/3 postbop piano legend Kenny Barron leads a quartet featuring Stefon Harris on vibes and marimba 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

7/31, 8:30 PM the reliably entertaining, amusing Erin & Her Cello play the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $14

8/1, 7:30 PM pianist/composer and Astor Piazzolla collaborator Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble play their new dance score at Damrosch Park, free.

8/1, 7:30 PM Cuban and Puerto Rican oldschool salsa sounds: the Pedrito Martinez group followed by Jimmy Bosch y Sus Estrellas at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/1, 8 PM wild, humungous (we’re talking 40-piece) Balkan/circus rock band Mucca Pazza at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

8/2, 5ish the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John at Central Park Summerstage.

8/2, 9 PM the Baseball Project – jangly, wickedly literate, historically informed baseball-themed supergroup fronted by Steve Wynn with Peter Buck and Mike Mills from REM and others – at Rough Trade, $20

8/2, 9 PM the guy who made Quentin Tarantino famous, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

8/3, 1 PM Turkish cooner Ahmet Erdogdular, classical Arabic choral ensemble Shashmaqam, Afghani rubabist Quraishi, and the Crimean Tatars on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free

8/3, 7 PM the Cita Rodriguez Orchestra with special guests Pete Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, Tito Allen, Herman Olivera, Adalberto Santiago, Willie Torres, Eddie Montalvo, andRay Martinez plus the Alma Moyo Drummers play a tribute to salsa legend Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez at Damrosch Park, free.

8/5 the David Virelles Trio, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/5, 7:30 PM piano duo Christina & Michelle Naughton play works by Ravel, Milhaud, John Adams and their new arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat

8/5, 8 PM psychedelic salsa legends Tipica ’73 at East River Park.

8/6, 7 PM psychedelic funkmeisters (and meistress) Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Madison Square Park, free

8/6, 8:30 PM Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell at Damrosch Park, free.

8/7, 7 PM the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of ageless shredder Marshall Allen at Wagner Park

8/7, 7:30 PM Tift Merritt plays a rare intimate duo show with guitar/pedal steel genius Eric Heywood at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

8/7, 7:30 PM wild Indian-influenced saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and ensemble play their new ballet soundtrack at Damrosch Park, free.

8/8, 7:30 PM the Campbell Brothers play a “Sacred Steel Love Supreme” (their new arrangement of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme) at Damrosch Park, free

8/8-9, 8 PM the Funky Meters at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

8/9, 1 and 3 PM pianist Pam Goldberg leads an ensemble with Esther Noh, Caitlin Sullivan and Allison Charney playing American and Argentian sounds on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

8/9, 3 PM a contemporary gospel explosion at Central Park Summerstage with Tasha Cobbs, Smokie Norful, Pastor Charles Jenkins, Vashawn Mitchell, Kierra Sheard, Micah Stampley and Brian Courtney Wilson

8/9, 2:30 PM well-loved 90s alt-country band the the Old 97s followed at around 4 by sly fun high-energy grasscore band the Devil Makes Three on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free

8/9, 6 PM C&W legends Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Brooklyn Americana newcomers the Lone Bellow and Rosanne Cash at Damrosch Park, free.

8/9, 8:30 PM wildly popular art-rock guitarist/bandleader St. Vincent at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/10, 3 PM the adventurious indie classical Jack Quartet at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum admission ($10 for adults, $5 stud/srs).

8/10, 5 PM the Music Maker Blues Revue with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and Ironing Board Sam, southern soul cult figure Bobby Patterson, Alabama soul/gospel group St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Damrosch Park, free.

8/12, 5:30 PM alt-country guitarist/songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan outside in the parking lot behind City Winery, free

8/12 the George Burton Quintet, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/12, 7:30 PM the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays works by Haydn, Weber and Paul Schoenfeld at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

8/14 the Junior Brown show at City Winery is not open to the public and tix are not being sold.

8/14, 9 PM somberly catchy, anthemic Canadian art-rock chanteuse Agnes Obel at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

8/15, 8 PM oldschool western swing and Romany jazz with the Hot Club of Cowtown at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec.

8/16, 9 PM Ten Foot Ganja Plant - who do dub reggae better and more psychedelically than just about anybody – at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

8/19, 6ish badass female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band the Sweetback Sisters in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

8/19 jangly retro 60s psych-pop band Spider Bags at Union Pool

8/23 third-wave ska/soul/blues legends the Slackers play the Circle Line boat, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from Pier 83 – 42nd St and the West Side Highway, $30 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc

8/24, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Tompkins Square Park with piano titan Kenny Barron, drummer/bandleader Cindy Blackmon Santana, saxophonist Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith and powerhouse chanteuse Brianne Thomas.

8/24, 10 PM what’s left of the Fania All-Stars at Central Park Summerstage.

8/26 brilliant, tuneful alto saxophonist Yosvany Terry leads his latin jazz Quintet, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/29, 9 PM a killer dark rock doublebill with psychedelic/Americana/indie songwriterRichard Buckner followed by folk noir cult favorites the Handsome Family at Rough Trade, $15 adv tix rec. They’re at the Mercury the following night at 7:30 PM for the same price

9/6, 1 PM monster multiple-piano ensemble Grand Band plays six-piano music by Steve Reich, Kate Moore, Philip Glass, and two New York premieres by Michael Gordon on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

9/6, 8:30 PM wry, literate underground songwriter duo Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby followed by ageless dark glam rocker Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix rec.

9/7, 8 PM the latest desert blues guitar sensation, Bombino at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

9/10, 10 PM 90s sci-fi/surf instrumental masked men Man or Astroman at Brooklyn Bowl, $15. They’re also at the Mercury the following night, 9/11 at 10:30 for the same price.

9/12 ageless, charmingly jangly lo-fi Japanese rocker women Shonen Knife at the Wick.

10/22-25, 7:30 PM the world premieres of Ted Hearne‘s musical theatre piece The Source, drawn from the leaks of antifascist hero/heroine Chelsea Manning, at BAM.

10/31, 7 PM pianist Michael Riesman plays Philip Glass’ score to Dracula to accompany a screening of the original 1931 film at the Morgan Library, $25.

12/4. 7:30 PM Federico Agostini, violin and Enrico Elisi, piano play Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96 at the Morgan Library, $25

New York City Live Music Calendar for May and June 2014

Constant updates this month as the summer outdoor concert series are announced. The Coney Island concerts are cancelled this year; Central Park Summerstage is deader than ever; Prospect Park Bandshell has a handful of interesting shows; Lincoln Center Out of Doors this year is off the hook. You might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what else is coming up. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez exploring the delicious minutiae of Beethoven piano sonatas. Each program features a sonata that sheds fresh light on beats and barlines.  5/10 and 5/22: Beethoven Spring Sonata, Boccherini Violin / Piano Sonata in C, with violinist Gregor Kitzis; 5/31: Beethoven Moonlight Sonata (Op. 27, No. 2, the companion Quasi una fantasia); Ravel Tombeau de Couperin; t.b.a;  email for info/location.

Mondays starting a little after 7 PM Howard Williams leads his Jazz Orchestra from the piano at the Garage, 99 7th Ave. S at Grove St. There are also big bands here most every Tuesday at 7.

Mondays at the Jazz Standard it’s all Mingus, whether with the Mingus Orchestra, Big Band or Mingus Dynasty: as jazz goes, it’s arguably the most exhilarating show of the week, every week. The first-rate players always rise to the level of the material. Sets 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 and worth it.

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Rodeo Bar, 9ish it’s Country Karaoke with Boo and Elena from Demolition String Band and their vast repertoire of classic honkytonk, bluegrass and vintage C&W, free

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:15 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

Mondays at the Vanguard the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – composer Jim McNeely’sreliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

Mondays in May (check the Barbes website for updates), 9:30ish Chicha Libre plays their home turf at Barbes. The world’s most vital, entertaining oldschool chicha band, they blend twangy, often noir Peruvian surf sounds with cumbia and other south-of-the-border styles along with swirling psychedelic jams and deep dub interludes. Show up early because they are insanely popular.

Mondays in May, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood. Now you can go see him since the Living Room, that hellhole where he used to rehearse on Monday nights, is closed forever!

Also Mondays in May Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11:30 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party til past three in the morning. Paula Henderson fromBurnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota on trombone, with frequent special guests.

Tuesdays in May clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  at 9 PM at Barbes. Get there as soon as you can as they’re very popular. $10 cover.

Tuesdays at around 10 Julia Haltigan and her band play 11th St. Bar. A torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is.

Tuesdays in May, 11 PM the exhilarating NY Gypsy All-Stars – with pyrotechnic yet soulful clarinet virtuoso Ismail Lumanovski – at Drom, $10

Wednesdays at 1 PM there are free organ concerts at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, a mix of NYC-area and international talent.

Every Wednesday, 8:30 PM Jazz with Attitude featuring Wayne Holmes on keys, Jeff Sheloff on sax, Shinya Miyomoto on drums, Dave Jones on bass and Stephanay JNoteon vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

Wednesdays in May, 8:30 PM guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg (of Dr. Lonnie Smith’s band) leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, $12.

Wednesdays at 9 PM Feral Foster’s Roots & Ruckus takes over the Jalopy, a reliably excellent weekly mix of oldtimey acts: blues, bluegrass, country and swing.

Wednesdays in April, 10 PM creepy, lurid noir cabaret duo Charming Disaster – Jeff Morris from Kotorino and Elia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette – at Pete’s.

Thursdays 4/10 through 5/1 at 1 PM up-and-coming chamber group Ensemble ACJWplays a mix of standard repertoire and 20th/21st century works at Trinity Church, free,click here and scroll down for the full schedule

Thursdays at 7:30 PM powerhouse Afro-latin drummer Robby Ameen leads his quartet with Bobby Franceschini on sax, Edsel Gomez on piano, Lincoln Goines on bass at Saleya Tribeca, 65 W Broadway btw Murray & Warren

Thursdays and Fridays in May Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in gypsy music.

Three Thursdays in May: 5/15, 22 and 29, 11 PM wry lyrical rock genius Marcellus Hall & the Hostages at Pete’s.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

Fridays at 5 PM in May, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles. Although the sound wafts across the balcony, you actually have to be in the bar itself in order to really appreciate what they’re doing.

Fridays in May at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in May at 3 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays in May, 4 PM keyboardist Michael Hearst’s five-piece band Songs for Unusual Creatures at Barbes, brought to you by many of the same people behind Songs for Ice Cream Trucks: “A celebration of the under-appreciated creatures that roam the planet. From the Australian Bilby to the deep-sea Magnapinna Squid, to the Saddleback Caterpillar” at Barbes

Saturdays eclectic compelling Brazilian jazz chanteuse Marianni and her excellent band at Zinc Bar, three sets starting at 10 PM.

Sundays there’s a klezmer brunch at City Winery, show starts around 11:30 AM – 2 PM, $10 cover, no minimum, lots of good bands.

Sundays at 2 PM in May and June the perennially relevant, satirical Reverend Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir - whose mighty sound will move you to action against eco-destroyers and corporate criminals – at Joe’s Pub, $15.

Sundays at 4 PM fun, hellraising booze-fueled acoustic Americana band Jumbo Brown at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave. (next to Nitehawk Cinema), Williamsburg.

Sundays at 5 PM Durban-born Thuli Dumakude’s African/American music revue features choral group Thokoza – six South African and African women singing classics and obscure material from Southern church gospel to traditional South African Township songs – at the Jackie Onassis Theatre, 120 West 46thStreet between Broadway and 6th Ave., $30/$20 stud/srs

Every Sunday the Ear-Regulars, led by trumpeter Jon Kellso and (frequently) guitaristMatt Munisteri play NYC’s only weekly hot jazz session starting around 8 PM at the Ear Inn on Spring St. Hard to believe, in the city that springboarded the careers of thousands of jazz legends, but true. This is by far the best value in town for marquee-caliber jazz: for the price of a drink and a tip for the band, you can see world-famous players (and brilliant obscure ones) you’d usually have to drop $100 for at some big-ticket room. The material is mostly old-time stuff from the 30s and 40s, but the players (especially Kellso and Munisteri, who have a chemistry that goes back several years) push it into some deliciously unexpected places.

Sundays in May, 8:30 PM purist guitarist Peter Mazza – who gets the thumbs up from bop-era legend Gene Bertoncini – leads a series of trios at the Bar Next Door.

Sundays in May at 9 Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places. He’s also very popular: get there early.

Sundays in May long-running 90s style dancehall reggae band the Skadanks - veterans of a gazillion Marijuana Marches – at Drom, $10.

5/1, 1 PM pianist Michelle Cann plays works by Chopin, Beethoven, and Debussy at Trinity Church, free.

5/1, 6 PM saxophonist TK Blue (from Little Jimmy Scott’s band) and his quintet play play the album release show for their new one at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

5/1, 6:45 PM state-of-the-art jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson followed by the similarly noisy, out-of-the-box Nels Cline Singers at le Poisson Rouge, $18

5/1, 7 PM powerful violinist and klezmer bandleader Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

5/1, 7 PM singer-songwriter satirists the Lascivious Biddies at the small room at the Rockwood

5/1-4 the Clayton Bros. with Terell Stafford – trumpet;Jeff Clayton – alto saxophone, oboe, french horn, flute; Gerald Clayton – piano; John Clayton – bass; Obed Calvaire – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend.

5/1, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes.

5/1, 8ish Greek gangster blues revivalists Imam Baildi at Santos Party House, $25

5/1, 8 PM all-star klezmer jamband Gerry Tenney and the Hard times Orchestra East at the Jalopy, $20

5/1, 8 PM colorful, semi-debauched Dublin-based traditional/bluegrass band I Draw Slow – sibling songwriters Louise and Dave Holden, fiddler Adrian Hart, banjoist Colin Derham and bassist Konrad Liddy – at the Irish Arts Center, $18

5/1, 8 PM composer Lainie Fefferman’s incendiary oratorio Here I Am explores passages from the Hebrew Bible including “the laws expounded in the Book of Leviticus (insulting your parents, being homosexual, and seeing ghosts are all equally punished by death); Lot’s offering of his virgin daughters to the people of Sodom (he offers them in exchange for the safety of his guests); Abraham’s haggling with the divine over how many innocent men are needed to save Sodom; and Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his own son to show his devotion.” Performed by punk classical band Newspeak and Va Vocals (Martha Cluver, Mellissa Hughes, and Caroline Shaw) at Roulette, $20.

5/1-4 5/4, 8/10 PM intense, cutting-edge composer Annie Gosfield plays with a bunch of downtown luminaries throughout the week at the Stone, $15

5/1, 8 PM intriguingly moody piano-based indie classical and ambient atmospherics from Sontag Shogun, Aaron Martin and Living Things at Body Actualized, 143 Troutman St., Bushwick, plus a listening tent featuring new, site-specific sound pieces by each member of Sontag Shogun, an interactive scented-installation, popcorn and fortune cookies,” $6

5/1, 8 PM jangly, richly tuneful powerpop/art-rock supergroup the New Mendicants at the Mercury, $15 gen adm, get there early. Followed at 10 by searingly political ska-punk/latin rock band Outernational, no idea if there’s a separate $10 admission or not .

5/1, 9 PM intense, haunting, mega-psychedelic twin-trombone dub band Super Hi-Fi at at Bar Chord

5/1, 9ish low-register reed maven Josh Sinton‘s Steve Lacy repertory band Ideal Bread celebrates the release of their new one Beating the Teens, which “unselfconsciously embraces the sounds of Iggy Pop, musique concrète, Mos Def, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Morphine, 17th century Baroque and Brooklyn’s creative music scene among many others,” at Douglas St, Music Collective, $10

5/1, 9:30 PM eclectic, smart latin rock songwriter Ani Cordero (once of Bee & Flower and Cordero) plays the album release show for her new one Recordar at Joe’s Pub $15.

5/1, 10 PM rustic oldtime upbeat swing/country blues bandleader Woody Pines at Hill Country

5/1, 11 PM the Brooklyn What, who are to 2013 what the Dead Boys and for that matter, the Clash, were to 1979 – at Grand Victory, $8

5/1, 11 PM crooner Rell Gaddis’ high-voltage oldschool 60s-style soul/funk band the Revelations play the album release show for their new one at Spike Hill, note the $10 cover.

5/2, 7 PM the Greene Space’s non-exploitative battle of the bands continues with the Staten Island contingent. This blog’s pick: Middle Eastern chanteuse Leila Hegazy. $15 incl. a glass of wine, $30 will get you open bar?!?

5/2, 7 PM lush, hypnotic indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth at Galapagos, $22.50

5/2 acidic, hypnotically swirling shoegaze/dreampop band Lazyeyes at the Mercury. 5/8 they’re at Shea Stadium and 5/25 at Baby’s All Right

5/2, 7 PM a Pete Seeger Tribute Concert as part of this year’s Sweetest Songs festival put on by the Brooklyn Arts Council, performers TBA, at Brooklyn Music School Auditorium Theater, 126 St Felix St, Ft. Greene, free.

5/2, 8 PM Ross Daly, Ahmet Erdogdular, Yurdal Tokcan and Ömer Erdogdular play haunting classical Middle Eastern works and improvisations on ney, oud, tarhu, Cretan lyra and voice at Symphony Space, $25.

5/2, 8 PM high-velocity punkgrass band Holy Ghost Tent Revival followed at 9:30 by smart, tunefully anthemic, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly at the big room at the Rockwood

5/2-11, Adam Burnett’s multimedia theatrical work Magic Bullets “addresses our crave for a quick fix— whether it’s anti-depressants, chemotherapy or romantic love,”  Tuesdays and also  Thursday-Sunday, 8 PM at St. Mark’s Church, 131 E 10th St at 2nd Ave. , $18.

5/2, 8 PM moody but lively third stream sounds with the Matt Herskowitz Trio and the SNAP Saxophone Quartet at Klavierhaus, 213 W 58th , $15.

5/2, 8 PM Danish composer Jacob Kirkegaard presents his new soundscape, Isfald, featuring “the sounds of ice recorded with underwater microphones at the Ilulissat icefjord and with vibration sensors at the melting glaciers of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland,” at Issue Project Room, free

5/2, 8 PM adventurous violin/viola duo Andplay – Maya Bennardo and Hannah Levinson – at the Firehouse Space, $10

5/2, 9 PM Moon Hooch at Brooklyn Bowl, $12. Two tenor saxes and drums playing the craziest funky grooves you could imagine with the intensity of a brass band and the catchiness and edge of punk rock.

5/2, 9 PM psychedelic funky Japanese noiserock/dreampop band Bo Ningen at the small studio space at Webster Hall, $10

5/2, 9/10:30 PM guitarist Joel Harrison teams up with sarod player Anupam Shobhakar plus Anindo Chatterjee, tabla; Jacob Sacks, piano; Hans Glawischnig, bass; Dan Weiss, drums; Samarth Nagarkar, voice for the release show for their amazing new Indian/jazz hybrid album at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 + $10 min

5/2, 9:30 PM Suzanne Vega at the Bell House, $35

5/2, 10 PM Canadian and southwestern gothic Americana with Gord Downie & the Sadies at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm.

5/2, 10 PM darkly dreamy, atmospheric 4AD style rockers Dead Leaf Echo at Radio Bushwick, $7.

5/2, 10 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play torchy oldschool soul at the Way Station

5/2, 10:30ish the increasingly dark, southwestern gothic-influenced Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar.

5/2-3, 10:30 PM suave tenor saxophonist Harry Allen leads a quartet with Steve Ash piano , Joel Forbes – bass , Alvin Atkinson – drums at Smalls

5/2, 11 PM ferocious reverb-driven noir garage rockers Twin Guns at the Gutter

5/2, midnight, intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson at Fifth Estate Bar in Park Slope. 5/4 she’s at Radio Bushwick at 5 PM and 5/16 at 9:30 PM at the dreaded Alphabet Lounge, who are apparently booking music again

5/3, 5-11 PM this year’s “wall to wall” free music marathon at Symphony Space features cabaret performers, lineup TBA.

5/3, 6 PM Yvette Perez’s funky Persian art-rock band Mitra Sumara followed at 8 by the hip-hop brass band grooves of PitchBlak Brass Band, and at 10 by high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes

5/3, 7 PM pianist Ran Dank plays Beethoven Sonatas No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 27; No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106, “Hammerklavier;” and Rachmaninoff’s Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

5/3, 7:30 PM Midwood’s Master Ghazal and Thumri Singers at Royal Catering Hall, 818 Coney Island Ave (Argyle/Cortelyou Rds.), Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, F to Ditmas Ave, $20 food/music inclusive,

5/3, 8 PM visionary Turkish composer/multi-instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek with percussionist Murat Tekbilek at Roulette.

5/3, 8 PM Egyptian pianist/film composer/Middle Eastern pop maven Fathy Salama at Alwan for the Arts, $20

5/3, 8 PM, repeating 5/4 at 3 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra plays Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3; Danielpour: Clarinet Concerto, “From the Mountaintop;” Brahms: Symphony No. 1 at NJPAC in Newark, $20 tix avail.

5/3, 8:30 PM Unsteady Freddy‘s reliably good monthly surf rock show at Otto’s is one of his best ever, with the retro, purist Clams at 8:30, the ferocious Link Wray-inspired Howlin Thurstons at 9:30, twangy trad original NYC surf legends the Supertones at 10:30, menacing macabre horror surf punks the Coffin Daggers at around 11:30 and “surf punk kazoo band” El Muchacho sometime after midnight.

5/3, 8:30 PM the Koza Ukrainian Folk Choir at the Postcrypt Coffehouse

5/3, 9 PM ten-piece country/circus/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy.

5/3, 9 PM increasingly creepy western swing/southwestern gothic/ghoulabilly baritone crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Bar Chord; they’re at Beast of Bourbon on 5/10 at 9.

5/3, 9 PM pan-latin guitar monster Juancho Herrera – one of the most sought-out sidemen in lots of genres – at BAM Cafe.

5/3, 9 PM the Cornell Bros. play oldtime-style C&W and hillbilly music at the Way Station

5/3 the Fuat Guner project (a spinoff of Turkish psychedelic rock legends MFO) with the great Husnu Senlendirici on tenor sax at Drom.

5/3, 10 PM original psychedelic funk band Mamarazzi at the big room at the Rockwood

5/3, 11 PM intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rock band Escarioka followed by lo-fi Balkan punk rock with the Stumblebum Brass Band at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

5/3, 11 PM noir guitarist par excellence Ben Von Wildenhaus with his Twin Peaks style band at at the Gutter

5/4, 1 PM high-voltage Toronto Ukrainian band Kosa Kolektiv with the Ukrainian Village Voices at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 206 E 11th St (btw 2nd and 3rd Aves), $10/$5 stud/srs, space limited to 50, rsvp reqd

5/4, 2 PM a wild afternoon triplebill: blasts of gospel, funk and soul with the Lucky Chops Brass Band, bagpipers King’s County Pipes and Drums, thunderous all-female Brazilian drum troupe BatalaNYC at Littlefield, $10.

5/4, 3 PM the massive, lush Park Avenue Chamber Symphony with David Bernard on the podium play Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring pianist Spencer Myer, plus Dvorak – Symphony No. 8 at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

5/4, 4 PM Canadian early-music quartet Masques play Rameau’s Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

5/4, 5ish lyrical pianist Falkner Evans leads a quintet with Marc Mommaas – tenor, Ron Horton – trumpet , Belden Bullock – bass , Matt Wilson – drums at Smalls.

5/4, 6 PM Piedmont-style blues guitarist Frank Fotusky at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10

5/4 edgy drummer Ben Perowsky debuts his exciting new quartet with John Ellis – tenor sax/clarinet; Matt Mitchell – piano; Gary Wang – bass at Cornelia St. Cafe.

5/5,  7 PM Rachel Eckroth- nuanced, guardedly intense alto voice; atmospheric, jazz-informed songwriting; torchy/pensive presence, sort of a less vulnerable teens counterpart to Sade – at the big room at the Rockwood

5/4, 7:30 PM Julia Haltigan – a torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads – with her band at Joe’s Pub, $14

5/4, 8 PM up-and-coming proteges of Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon: a Fjóla Evans and Alex Weiser composer portrait concert performed by new music ensembles Bearthoven, andPlay, Charlotte Mundy, and guests at the Firehouse Space, $10.

5/5, 7:30 PM exciting, shapeshifting new choral ensemble Roomful of Teeth at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free.

5/5, 8 PM the Hyeseon Hong Jazz Orchestra play Korean-influenced big band jazz at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free

5/5, 8 PM pianist Max Lifchitz plays music of Mexican composers including Carlos Chavez, Manuel Enriquez, Manuel M. Ponce, Maria Teresa Prieto, Silvestre Revueltas, Brian Banks and his own works at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St., free.

5/6, 6 PM up-and-coming early music ensemble Juilliard415 play works by Handel and Leclair at the Miller Theatre, free, drinks at 5:30, show at 6.

5/6, 6 PM tuneful post-Replacements Staten Island punk band Tatterhood at the College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd, Building 1C

5/6, 7 PM charismatic Chicha Libre timbalera Karina Colis leads her own eclectic, groove-driven project at Barbes followed by Slavic Soul Party at 9

5/6, 7 PM ornate, kinetic Israeli art-rock/Middle Eastern dance band the Idan Raichel Project at Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Pl., Brooklyn, $25

5/6-11 lyrical jazz piano titan Fred Hersch leads a series of intimate duos, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend. Choice pick: 5/9-10 with Anat Cohen.

5/6, 8 PM the Mivos Quartet, Concert Black, and members of ETHEL, Newspeak & Color Field Ensemble play Sam Pluta‘s intricate electroacoustic quartet Chain Reactions/Five Events and the world premiere of Robert Honstein’s wordless song cycle RE: you, incorporating accidentally received emails chronicling some poor schlub’s experiences in online dating, at Roulette, $20

5/6-11, 8:30/10:30 PM latin jazz piano legend Eddie Palmieri and his mighty band at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

5/6-11 lyrical jazz piano star Brad Mehldau with his trio at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

5/6, 9 PM clever, deviously torchy oldtimey songwriter Jolie Holland at Union Pool, $12. She’s also here on 5/13.

5/6, 9 PM bassist Joanna Sternberg & Squirrel Ship play their Burritos-style C&W at the Way Station

5/6, 9 PM pianist Gabriel Zucker’s 13-piece third-stream ensemble the Delegation – Adam O’Farrill, Jacob Teichroew, Eric Trudel, Bryan Qu, Mark Chung, Ron Lawrence, Eric Allen, Artemisz Polonyi, Tiffany Ortiz, Bam Bam Rodriguez, Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, and Chris Connors – premieres the titanic new suite Evergreen (Canceled World) at the Jazz Gallery

5/6, 10:30ish smart, original oldschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne at Union Hall, $10.

5/6, 10:30 PM esteemed, unpredictable trombone/vocal legend Frank Lacy & the Smalls Legacy Band play the album release show for their new Live at Smalls album on their home turf.

5/6, 11 clarinet genius Ismail Lumanovski’s electric, jazz-oriented, explosive NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $10 They’re also here on 5/20

5/6, 11 PM hypnotic, swirling, percussive British psychedelic/shoegaze band Toy at the Mercury, $12 adv tix a must.

5/7, 2:30 PM Paul Vasile plays the 1830 Appleton organ on the balcony past the musical instruments section at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

5/7, 7 PM a wild Balkan concert with Strings of the Black Sea: Crimean Tatar violinist Nariman Asanov, Patrick Farrell on accordion; Nikolay Kolev playing Bulgarian gadulka (pear-shaped fiddle); and Christos Tiktapanidis playing pontic lyra (vertically held, bottle-shaped three-stringed lyre). at Symphony Space, $30

5/7, 7 PM psychedelic/southwestern gothic rockers the Mystic Braves at the Mercury, $10 adv tix very highly rec.

5/7, 7 PM cellist Jay Campbell leads a chamber ensemble with pianist Steven Gosling playing contemporary works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Jason Eckhardt and Jonathan Dawe at the Italian Academy of Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, free

5/7, 7 PM woodwind ensemble Quintet of the Americas premieres music of Roberto Sierra at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave at 68th St, $20.

5/7, 7:30 PM tuneful third-stream pianist Julian Shore leads a quintet with Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Dayna Stephens, tenor sax; Aidan Carroll, bass; Colin Stranahan, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

5/7, 7:30 PM pianist/composer Michael Brown plays his own works plus selections by Beethoven, George Perle and Samuel Adler at the DiMenna Center, $tba.

5/7, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangasta blues” at Troost, 1011 Manhattan Ave btwn Huron and Green, Greenpoint. 5/15, 8:30 PM they’re at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free. Antonakos is back at Espresso 77 on 5/22 at 8:30 doing jazz duets with similarly brilliant guiarist Scott Aldrich.

5/7, 9:30 PM, torchy, hilarious newschool oldtimey guitarist/songwriter/chanteuse Jordan Levinson at the Way Station. She’s at Goodbye Blue Monday on 5/14 at 9.

5/7, 10 PM chanteuse Theresa Hoffmann’s pensive, smartly jangly low-key band Little Embers at LIC Bar

5/8, 6 PM eclectic, brilliant Nation Beat violinist Skye Steele’s at the small room at the Rockwood followed eventually at 10 by deviously fun cabaret/chamber pop chanteuse Grace McLean & Them Apples

5/8, 6:30 PM a evening of “ballads, blues, and banana boat songs” at the Jalopy as part of this year’s Sweetest Songs festival put on by the Brooklyn Arts Council, performers TBA.

5/8, 7 PM ecstatic Eastern European dance mashups with Balkan Beat Box at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo, free

5/8, 7:30 PM edgy lyricist, nimble acoustic tunesmith, magical singer Tamara Hey at the Slipper Room, $10.

5/8, 7:30 PM, repeating 5/9-10 at 8, the NY Phil plays Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony plus works by Webern and Berg at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

5/8, 7:30 PM Jed Distler (piano), Kamala Sankaram (soprano)+ Julie Rosenfeld (violin) perform vocal and chamber works of Virgil Thompson at Symphony Space, $32.

5/8, 8 PM an avant garde summit: Jen Shyu, Jennifer Choi, Tristan Perich, Darius Jones, Gelsey Bell and Mario Diaz de Leon all play to celebrate Roulette’s 35 years in business, $25.

5/8, 8:30 PM intense, perennially paradigm-shitting violist Mat Maneri leads a quartet with Eliot Cardinaux, piano; Will McEvoy, bass; Randy Peterson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

5/8, 9 PM a cool Americana-ish triplebill: punk jazz-inspired chanteuse Cal Folger Day followed by dark lo-fi blues guy Ohioan and then scary intense hypnotic folk noir singer Larkin Grimm at E Gallery, 459 Vanderbilt Ave, Ft. Greene, $10

5/8, 9 PM Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble – who blend classic Jewish and Afro-Cuban themes seamlessly and imaginatively – at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $15/$7 stud

5/8, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on 5/22

5/8, 10 PM Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes.

5/8, 10 PM Jan Bell & the Maybelles – all-female dark folk band with a frontwoman who makes the connection between Britfolk and bluegrass – at Sunny’s in Red Hook

5/8, 11 PM Fada a.k.a. multi-flutist/chanteuse Eleonore Weill sings classic French chanson by Miqueu Montanaro, Georges Brassens, Georges Moustaki and others at the Way Station.

5/8, midnight-ish Dahlia Dumont and her band DecaDence play “reggae, sultry ballads, tango, samba, and more in both French and English” at Nublu

5/9 the Idan Raichel Project at City Winery is SOLD OUT

5/9, 7:30 PM exhilarating Jordanian kanun virtuoso Ali Amr at Drom, $10 adv tix very highly rec.

5/9, 7:30 PM oldschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne at Littlefield, $10

5/9, 7:30 PM pianist Han Chen plays works by Elliott Carter, Molly Joyce, Missy Mazzoli, Milica Paranosic, and Caroline Shaw at Spectrum, $15

5/9, 8 PM the Danny Fox Trio play the album release show for their characteristically tuneful, sardonic third-stream new one at Subculture, $!5.

5/9, 8 PM edgy multi-reedman Matt Darriau’s klezmer-jazz Paradox Trio at Barbes followed at 10 by high-voltage eclectic funk/Afrobeat/hip-hop dance band the People’s Champs

5/9, 9 PM charming, spot-on classic 40s and 50s-style honkytonk and pre-tockabilly sounds with the Weal and Woe at Grand Victory, $8

5/9, 9/11 PM lyrical, ambitoius pianist John Escreet leads a quartet with Amir ElSaffar – trumpet; Francois Moutin – bass; Tyshawn Sorey – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

5/9, 9:30 PM intense state-of-the-art postrock instrumentalists Mogwai at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix rec.

5/9, 9:30 PM smart, tunefully anthemic, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly at Caffe Vivaldi

5/9, 10 PM barrelhouse pianist Marek and the Boss Chops at the Way Station

5/9, 10 PM versatile oldschool/newschool soul avatar and saxophone powerhouse Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad at the Apollo Cafe next to the Apollo Theatre, $10

5/10 cutting edge new big band jazz with the wildly popular Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at Shapeshifter Lab

5/10, 7 PM open bar with rum & coke, 8 PM innovative Boston newschool salsa band La Clave Secreta at Roulette, $25.

5/10, 7 PM Wendy Sutter, cello and Olga Vinokur, piano play Beethoven works: Sonata for Cello and Piano No 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1; Sonata for Cello and Piano No 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1; Sonata for Cello and Piano No 5 in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2; Variations on ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’, Op.66 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

5/10, 7:15 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues.

5/10, 7:30 PM propulsive indie classical/art-rock band Loadbang plays pieces by Wuorinen, Ryan Francis, Rob Deemer, Alexander Lunsqui and others at the DiMenna Center, $20/$10 stud/srs

5/10, 7:30/9:30 PM Ed Cherry on guitar with Pat Bianchi on organ and Chris Beck on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

5/10, 8 PM Joe Yoga – frontman of ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs - followed eventually at 11 by LES legend David Peel & the Lower East Side (who still can’t remember the words to his 1969 freak-folk classic The Pope Smokes Dope) and then by guitar powerhouse Phil Gammage’s bluesy noir band the Rebel Factory at the Parkside

5/10, 8 PM the mighty Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra plays the world premiere of O’Farrill’s “Afro Latin Jazz Suite” a recasting of his father Chico O’Farrill’s masterpiece the Afro Cuban Jazz Suite at the Apollo Cafe next to the Apollo Theatre, $10 tix avail.

5/10, 8 PM pianist Xiayin Wang plays Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Washington Soloists Chamber Orchestra at Merkin Concert Hall

5/10, 9ish sharp, perennially vital, politically-fueled anthemic Irish-American rockers Black 47 at at Connolly’s

5/10, 9 PM haunting, intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina and her fiery horn band plus Persian-American roots rock outfit Vatan at BAM Cafe, no idea who’s playing first but it doesn’t matter, they’re both good.

5/10, 9 PM Haley Bowery & the Manimals play their sardonic, hard-hitting new retro glamrock followed eventually around 11 by her pal Hannah vs. the Many doing their wickedly lyrical, menacing noir cabaret/punk/powerpop thing at Rock Shop,$8. Apparently Haley is not one of the many.

5/10, 10 PM quirky, carnivalesque steampunk rock band Not Waving but Drowning at Pete’s

5/10, 11 PM dark, snarling rockers Obits – the missing link betwen Syd Barrett and the Stooges – at the Wick, $14

5/11 wild Balkan/cinematic/jazz string ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband play an 11 AM kids’ show with up-and-coming chamber ensemble Face the Music, and their own “Pinky Swear Brigade” followed by a 4 PM doublebill with charming French pop revivalists Banda Magda at the National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave at 29th St, $20.

5/11, 11:30 AM wild, eclectic, jam-oriented worldbeat/klezmer band Metropolitan Klezmer at City Winery for brunch, $10 plus no minimum

5/11, 4 PM the Horszowski Trio play Beethoven’s Archduke Trio, Op. 97, and Schubert’s E-flat trio, Op. 100 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

5/11, 4 PM Ronald Feldman, cello and Doris Stevenson, piano with Mark Peskanov, violin play Bach – Sonata for Viola da Gamba No 1 in G Major, BWV 1027; Beethoven – Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 (Spring); Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

5/11, 5:30 PM clarinetists Ayoko Oshima and Charlie Neidich join with with pianists Naoko Oshima and Evelyne Luest playing works by Poulenc, Fauré, Ravel, Neidich at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

5/11, 6 PM New York’s own hypnotic, authentically psychedelic Javanese orchestra Gamelan Dharma Swara play classic and modern Javanese pieces at the Fat Cat of all places.

5/11, 7 PM acoustic tunesmith Kesang Marstrand plays her pensive, lyrical songs at Scratcher Sessions, 209 E 5th St.; 5/14, 9:30 PM she’s at the big room at the Rockwood

5/11, 7:30 PM indie classical string quartet Ethel at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

5/11, 8 PM edgy guitar jazz twinbill: Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog w/ Shahzad Ismaily and Ches Smith plus Chris Cochrane’s Collapsible Shoulder w/ Brian Chase, Mike Duclos, and Kevin Bud Jones at Rough Trade. Ribot is also at le Poisson Rouge on 5/12 with the rhythm section for his awesome new Live at the Vanguard album( Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor). Then on 5/13 at 8 he plays a live score to Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’ at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. And on 5/16 his group Los Cubanos Postizos is back at le Poisson Rouge at 7:30ish.

5/11, 9 PM intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at Trash, $7

5/11, 11 PM  unselfconsciously haunting great plains folk noir chanteuse Ember Schrag – this blog’s new favorite songwriter- and her band at Cake Shop

5/12, 7:30 PM the Ariel Quartet play works by Haydn, Berg and Beethoven at Subculture, $30 adv tix rec.

5/12, 8 PM the playful, colorful, sometimes quirky Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free

5/12, 8 PM chanteuse Ellia Bisker’s sinister, torchy Sweet Soubrette project at Pete’s

5/12, 8 PM intense, lyrically-fueled, soul-inspired songwriter Jo Williamson at LIC Bar

5/12, 8 PM the eclectic, subtle avant jazz Sarah Bernstein String Quartet with Scott Tixier, Mat Maneri, Rubin Kodheli – wow, what a lineup! – at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

5/13-18 conductor/historian Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Project 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30. 5/13-15 they’re doing Evans’ Claude Thornhill Band swing tunes; 5/16 – 5/18 material from Evans’ classic New Bottle Old Wine and Individualism of Gil Evans albums.

5/13, 7:30 PM shapeshifting, subversive chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite does Marianne Faithfull’s Broken English in its entirety at Joe’s Pub.

5/13, 7:30 PM cellist Steven Kossak and pianist Eduard Laurel play works by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy and Schumann at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

5/13,  7:30 PM oldschool two-guitar British dreampop band Eagulls at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

5/13, 8 PM indie classical viola star Nadia Sirota and rising star composer/keyboardist Missy Mazzoli at Subculture. Sirota leads a different ensemble here on 5/14, same time, $15 adv tix rec.

5/13, 8 PM what’s left of the Wailers at Brooklyn Bowl, playing Marley’s Legend album, $15.

5/13-18 powerhouse postbop trumpeter Terrell Stafford leads a quintet at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

5/13, 9 PM brilliant charismatically hilarious, edgy rock/noir cabaret chanteuse Killer Killy Dwyer (of Kill the Band infamy), who’s sort of a younger version of Tammy Faye Starlite, at the Way Station

5/13, 10:30 PM devious horn jazz: Curtis Hasselbring on trombone with Mark Helias on bass and Matt Wilson on drums at Korzo .

5/13, 10:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls

5/14, 7 PM traditional Haitian vodou songs collected by Georges Vilson sung by a cast TBA, as part of this year’s Sweetest Songs festival put on by the Brooklyn Arts Council, at City Lore Performance Space, 56 E 1st St.

5/14, 7:30 PM pianist Jeremy Filsell and organist Nigel Potts perform a historic duo concert of new arrangements of Rachmaninoff’s First and Second Piano Concertos at at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St., free.

5/14, 8:30 PM drummer Ches Smith leads a quartet with Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Mat Maneri, viola; Stephan Crump, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

5/14, 9ish devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at at Rodeo Bar .

5/14, 9 PM Jordan Levinson followed at around 11 by Brief View of the Hudson Americana guitarslinger Nick Nace at Goodbye Blue Monday

5/14, 10 PM bouncy Afrobeat orchestra Emefe at Brooklyn Bowl, $10

5/14, 10:30 PM Heroes of Toolik play their deceptively catchy, hypnotically growling post-Velvets grooves at followed by massive majestic sonic waves and washes from the Wharton Tiers Ensemble at the Cameo Gallery .

5/15, 6:30 PM Adam O’Farrill on trumpet with Travis Reuter and Gabe Schneider on guitars at the Bar Next Door, free, followed at 7:30 by Tom Tallitsch on tenor axophone with Jared Gold on organ and Mark Ferber on drums ($12 cover).

5/15, 7 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester at Cleopatra’s Needle

5/15, 7 PM pianist Michael Brown and cellist Nicholas Canellakis play Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 and Janácek’s Pohádka, among other works, at Barbès

5/15, 7 PM a lineup TBA explores intimate Georgian and Yiddish vocal traditions at City Lore Performance Space, 56 E 1st St. as part of this year’s Sweetest Songs festival put on by the Brooklyn Arts Council.

5/15, 7 PM reception with composers, 8 PM show:  indie classical group Ecce Ensemble play premieres by Yu-Hui Chang and Schuyler Tsuda plus works by Gerard Grisey, Mark Andre, Liza Lim, Jose´ Manuel Serrano and Colin Tucker at the DiMenna Center, $20/$10 stud

5/15, 7:30 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern with J.Y. Song, piano and Yousif Sheronik, percussion play a transformative-themed program with music of Prokofiev, Gabriela Lena Fran, Enzo Rai and others at the World School, 259 10th Ave , $35.

5/15, 7:30 PM Mark Mulcahy and Ben Katchor (of Julius Knipl – Real Estate Photographer fame) present “an evening of two, one-act operas. In Memorial City, a medium-sized city on the East coast of North America is overwhelmed by a mania for memorial commemoration. The Imaginary War Crimes Tribunal (world premiere) tells the story of a compulsive video game player and the thrill of “victimless” violence,” at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must.

5/15, 8 PM brilliant steel guitar player Raphael McGregor leads his eclectic band at at Freddy’s

5/15, 8 PM sardonic, edgily funny, tuneful/lyrical powerpop songwriter Rachel Schain- who does songs like the celebrity satire Google Thinks We’re Dating and similar stuff – at the Way Station

5/15, 8 PM an evening of contemporary vocal music from the Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and thingNY‘s Gelsey Bell playing a new quartet from Ben Hjertmann and solos, duos and trios by Dusapin, Scelsi, Bielawa, and others at the Firehouse Space, $10.

5/15, 8:30 PM flutist Jamie Baum‘s Jaki Byard repertory project with Adam Kolker, tenor sax, clarinet; Jerome Harris, guitar; Ugonna Okegwo , bass; George Schuller, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 + $10 min.

5/15, 8:30 PM lyrical jazz pianist Aaron Parks‘ Little Big featuring Greg Touhey – guitar; Anders Christiansen – bass; Darren Beckett – drums at Shapeshifter Lab

5/15, 9ish legendary Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome – who’s far more eclectic than you’d think an old punk rocker would be, mixing in janglerock and powerpop with his post-Stooges attack – plus edgy Nashville roots songwriter Paul Burch at Manitoba’s. They’re also at the Delancey on 5/17 at 9ish and upstairs at 2A on 5/18 at around 9.

5/15, 9ish smart, terse, funny Americana rock duo Kill Henry Sugar at Beast of Bourbon.

5/15, 11 PM surf/spy instrumentalists the Weisstronauts at Rodeo Bar.

5/15, midnight, darkly cinematic saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads his band at Smalls

5/15 catchy, funky, brass-driven Afrobeat band the Breakdown Brass at Meridian 23.

5/16, 6 PM Amir Vahab and Yvette Ghoughassian play classical Persian and Turkish music at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Patti Cadby Birch Court in the Islamic Art section, free w/museum adm

5/16, 7 PM Swiss 20-piece new music ensemble Collegium Novum Zurich plays a live soundtrack to dada films plus the U.S. premiere of Iris ter Schiphorst’s composition for avant-garde film of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

5/16, 7:30 PM reliably fun, cutting-edge composer-performer ensemble Antisocial Music at Spectrum.

5/16, 8 PM boisterous Balkan-flavored horn band Bad Credit No Credit at Radio Bushwick, $8

5/16, 8 PM, repeating 5/18 at 4 PM pianist Eleonor Bindman plays Bach works at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10

5/16, 8 PM an adventurous, incisive guitar jazz twinbill: Amanda Monaco‘s trio feat. Joe Fiedler on trombone and Sean Conly on bass at 8, Dave Tronzo‘s trio at 9.30 with Tronzo playing slide with Stomu Takeishi on bass and Ben Perowsky on drums at Singlecut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th St., Astoria, N/Q to Ditmars, $10 includes a beer!

5/16, 8:30 PM the New York Trombone Consort play works by Jay Vilnai, Whitney George and Dave Taylor at Shapeshifter Lab, $10.

5/16, 8:30 PM, repeating on 5/17, 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Beck: TBA (world premiere); Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K.297b (Anh. C14.01) – and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 “Italian” plus The Hebrides at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

5/16, 8;30 PM intense jazz accordionist Will Holshouser leads a trio with Ron Horton, trumpet, Dave Phillips, bass at I-Beam, $10

5/16, 9ish hilarious female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band Trailer Radio at Beast of Bourbon.

5/16, 9ish dirty, growly, fun Nashville garage-punks Clear Plastic Masks at Rough Trade

5/16, 9 PM hilarious retro country songwriter Hayes Carll solo at the Bell House, $20 adv tix rec.

5/16, 9 PM raucous, kick-ass female-fronted oldtime/newgrass string band Spuyten Duyvil,at the Jalopy, $10.  They’re also at Hill Country Brooklyn on 5/22 at 7, free.

5/16, 9/10:30 PM bassist Petros Klampanis leads an intriguing large-ish ensemble with Jean-Michel Pilc, piano; Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Zach Broch, violin; Maria Manousaki, violin; Lev Zhurbin, viola; Yoed Nir, cello; Petros Clampanis, bass, looper; John Hadfield, percussion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 + $10 min

5/16, 9 PM pensive Americana songwriter Donna Susan at Desmond’s, free. Raised on punk, inspired by country, more honest and haunting than any of the newbies recently relocated to Bushwick.

5/16, 9:30 PM the sultry, swinging, female-fronted Francophile Hot Sardines at Joe’s Pub, $20

5/16, 10 PM Brazda’s riveting frontwoman Shelley Thomas leads an ensemble singing classical Arabic songs at Silvana, Silvana, 300 W. 116th St, free.

5/16, 10 PM politically conscious oldschool-style soul crooner Preachermann & the Revival at Shrine .

5/16, 11 PM Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie and her phenomenal, ferocious band at Sidewalk

5/16, 11 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo and Honeyfingers at Rodeo Bar; 5/25 they’re at Barbes at 8

5/16, 11 PM Greg Smith & the Broken English - who’re sort of a more down-to-earth Deer Tick – playing the album release show for their new one at the small room at the Rockwood

5/17, 4 PM a festival of esoteric global vocal traditions: Eva Salina delivers haunting Balkan and Romany music; Irka Mateo sings Dominican salve, Winston “Jeggae” Hoppie entertains with Guyanese wedding kweh kweh, Shoshana Tubi does Yemenite Jewish wedding songs, and more at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

5/17, 6 PM Lucy Blanco & the Afro-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble play their original, sometimes haunting, sometimes bouncy, rustic Central American-African sounds at the BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx, free, 2 or 5 train to Freeman St or the BX19 bus.

5/17, 6:30 PM feral but sophisticated Balkan sounds with Albanian chanteuse Merita Halili & the wild Raif Hyseni Orchestra at le Poisson Rouge, $20 gen adm.

5/17, 7 PM pianist Tor Morten Kjosnes‘ fascinating Lellikauken, which explores ancient mountain music of Snasa, Norway, at the Norwegian Church (52nd St. betw 1st/2nd Aves), free, as part of Norwegian National Day

5/17, 7 PM dark retro 80s rocker Alfonso Velez at Hill Country Brooklyn

5/17, 8 PM creepy, weird, jazz/cinematic faux-operatic agitators Thrillington at Rock Shop, $8.

5/17, 8 PM the quirky, fun, tuneful Daniel Bennett Group at Tomi Jazz, $10 + $10 cover

5/17, 9 PM Spanish singer Marta Hernandez’s eclectic flamenco/rock/Euro-folk band Mar Sala followed at 10 by Dahlia Dumont & DecaDence playing reggae, French chanson and chamber pop at the Way Station

5/17, 9ish LES punk/surf/soul legends Simon and the Bar Sinisters at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also at Rodeo Bar on 5/30 at around 10. 

5/17, 9/10:30 PM drummer Jeff Davis‘ cd release show with Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Oscar Noriega, alto sax, clarinet; Russ Lossing, piano; Eivind Opsvik, bass; at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

5/17, 9:30 PM catchy hip-hop brass band grooves with PitchBlak Brass Band at the Tank, $10 adv tix rec

5/17, 9:30 PM lavish New Orleans funk/soul band Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec.

5/17, 10 PM noir rockabilly goddess Kim Lenz & the Jaguars at Bowery Electric, $10 adv tix rec.

5/17, 10:30 PM well-loved ska-punk road warriors Mustard Plug – whose latest album is just as ferociously fun as their early stuff – at the Knitting Factory, $13 adv tix rec.

5/18, 3 PM the lively, eclectic Dances of the World Chamber Orchestra with composer Diana Wayburn – who play kinetic original instrumentals inspired by traditions around the world – at St. Mark’s Church, 10th St/2nd Ave., $10

5/18, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play an eclectic Spanish-tinged program that spans the emotional spectrum: Copland — El Salón México; Rimsky-Korsakov — Capriccio Espagnol; tangos by Piazzola; Ginastera — Estancia, at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

5/18, 4 PM the Apollo Trio play Debussy – Piano Trio in G Major, L. 3; Arensky -Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32; Chausson – Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 3 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

5/18, 6 PM accordion monster Ismael Butera’s Velvet Jubilee play “bluesy ballads and cajuny/zydeco/African-esque accordion inspired music from the jaunts & haunts of neo-tropical humidity” at Silvana in Harlem

5/18, 7 PM amazingly multistylistic accordion genius Guy Klucevsek and band at Barbes.

5/18, 9 PM haunting, otherworldly three-woman Bulgarian choir Black Sea Hotel – who do fascinating original arrangements of ancient Baltic tunes- at Muchmore’s

5/18, 9 PM soulful, low-key lyrical singer/guitarist Dina Rudeen – whose most recent retro soul/rock album is one of the best in recent years – at Pete’s

5/19 diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys play the album release show for their new one, Riverbed, at the Slipper Room .

5/19, 7/9 PM wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties with special guest Megan Burleyson (of the Roulette Sisters) on washboard at Cowgirl Seahorse, 259 Front St in the South St Seaport

5/19, 8 PM trombonist Ryan Keberle‘s Big Band Living Legacy Project debuts At Hunter College – celebrating the work of living big band writers from Maria Schneier to Toshiko Akiyoshi – at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College (entrance on 69th Street between Park and Lexington Aves, 4th floor), free.

5/20, 7 PM the Tablets - who do brooding female-fronted Joy Division-influenced trip-hop grooves – at Bric Arts, 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place, Ft. Greene, free.

5/20, 7 PM rustic, sometimes otherworldly ex-Soviet Georgian guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze followed at 9 by Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes.

5/20 Roman Diaz & El Gallo Mistico, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table

5/20, 7:30 PM guitar powerhouse Allen Watsky’s “Djangle Box Project” featuring Marty Fogel, Brian Glassman & David Licht at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

5/20, 7:30 PM composer/pianist/singer Svjetlana Bukvich plays the release show for her new new electroacoustic album at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec.

5/20, 8 PM Steve Coleman with Talea Ensemble playing David Adamcyk: New Work; David Brynjar Franzson: New Work (world premiere); Steve Coleman: Synovial Joints (world premiere) at Roulette, $15, stud/srs free

5/20, 8 PM Kent Tritle conducts the Oratorio Society of NY singing Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $20 tix avail.

5/20-25  multi-saxophonist Steve Wilson leads a killer quartet with pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Bill Stewart at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25 .

5/20, 9 PM intense, catchy dark Americana singer Jessie Kilguss and her band at the Way Station

5/20, 9 PM the amusingly costumed Super Friends Band play surf music and retro rock with a horn section at Shrine.

5/20, 9ish intense, shapeshifting, heavy psychedelic/metal band Eidetic Seeing at Grand Victory, $8

5/20, 10 PM drummer Carlo Costa‘s Acustica – his new 13-piece, twin-bass large ensemble – at I-Beam, $10.

5/20, 10:30 PM lyrical pianist Matt Mitchell (from Dave Douglas’ band) in a rare duo show with drummer Ches Smith at Korzo.

5/20, midnight eclectic, funky, compelling jazz violinist Zach Brock at the small room at the Rockwood.

5/21, drinks at 6, show at 7, cellist Inbal Segev performs works for solo cello by J.S. Bach (Suite in C Major) and Krzysztof Penderecki (Divertimento) at the FLAG Art Foundation in the Chelsea Arts Tower, (545 W 25th St, 9th fl), free,rsvp reqd

5/21, 7:30 PM versatile soulful oldtimey blues/newgrass road warriors the Howlin Brothers at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

5/21, 8 PM stark, terse oldschool folk crooner/guitarist Willie Watson at the Mercury $10 adv tix rec.

5/21, 8 PM improvisation from some richly tuneful sources: Mantic Trio with Chris Moore (drums), Rob Price (guitar) and Lee Feldman on piano at Shapeshifter Lab.

5/21, 8 PM adventurous pianist Katie Reimer’s Mimesis Ensemble with special guest mezzo-soprano Kathryn Krasovec perform intriguing chamber works by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Mohammed Fairouz and David Lang at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $20/$7 stud,

5/21, 8:30 PM drummer Devin Gray‘s RelativE ResonancE with Chris Speed, saxophone; Kris Davis, piano; Chris Tordini , bass; at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

5/21, 9:30 PM dark, intense, jangly, noisy, wildly guitar-fueled SF band Annie Girl & the Flight - who sound a lot like Thalia Zedek – at Shea Stadium. 5/22 they’re at the small room at the Rockwood at 6 PM.

5/21, 11 PM Whiting Tennis – the former Scholars frontman and arguably the finest practitioner of Pacific Northwest gothic rock – at Pete’s.

5/21, 11 PM sultry, torchy Canadian chanteuse Myrian Phiro and her swing band – who excel at lush romantic Francophone jazz – at the first-floor bar at the at the McKittrick Hotel, 542 W 27th St.,

5/22, 7 PM Irish rockers Three Pints Shy followed at 8 by dark, historically-informed songwriter/guitarist Elisa Flynn and then at 9 by intense, torchy noir chanteuse Daphne Lee Martin and band– whose latest album Moxie is flat out brilliant – at the Way Station.

5/22, 7 PM intense, slashingly lyrical Americana/soul songwriter Matt Keating at the small room at the Rockwood

5/22, 7:30 PM cellist Erik Friedlander leads his group playing the album release show for his surprisingly vigorous, groove-driven new one at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

5/22, 8 PM intriguing, atmospheric, intense singer Emilie Weibel plays the cd release show for her new one at Greenwich House Music School on an amazing double bill with the similarly inclined Sara Serpa, who is also releasing her new duo album with guitarist Andre Matos.

5/22, 8 PM the Wet Ink Large Ensemble play indie classical works by Laurence Crane, Bryn Harrison, Eric Wubbels, James Saunders and Alex Mincek at St. Peter’s Church, 346 W. 20th St., $10/stud. free

5/22, 9 PM a cool female-fronted Russian art-rock twinbill: darkly sardonic art-rock pianist Eve Lesov followed by Sukhie (Russian for “dry”) at Drom, $17 adv tix rec.

5/22, 9 PM dark third-stream pianists leading their trios: Adrian Frey followed by Armen Donelian at Zinc Bar

5/22, 9/11 PM cornetist Victor Haskins‘ Trio with Drew Gress, bass; Clarence Penn, drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15 first set/$10 second.

5/22, 9ish roots-reggae/Afrobeat collective Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo, free

5/22, 10ish intense minor-key klezmer/groove/classical instrumentalists Barbez at Trans-Pecos, 915 Wykoff Ave, Ridgewood, Queens

5/22, 10:30 PM tuneful, jangly psychedelic pop band the Sleepy Hahas at Tammany Hall

5/22, 11 PM soaring, intense original all-female Americana band Jan Bell & the Maybelles at Rodeo Bar

5/23 Guided by Voices – the classic 5-piece lineup – at Bowery Ballroom is SOLD OUT.

5/23, 7:30 PM intense, perennially politically aware cello rockers Rasputina at Highline Ballroom, $23.50 adv tix rec.

5/23, 7:30 PM playful, entertaining guitar virtuoso Bill Kirchen – who basically invented alt-country back in the 70s – at Joe’s Pub, $20.

5/23, 8 PM Staten Island skiffle band the Salt Cracker Crazies followed at 10 by Japanese/Romany punk swing band Kagero at the Way Station

5/23, 8 PM hypnotically funky psychedelic hammered dulcimer instrumentalists House of Waters at Barbes

5/23, 8 PM jazz pianist Helen Sung leads her trio at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

5/23, 8 PM the Delorean Sisters- who play oldtimey versions of 80s cheeseball pop songs – at Sidewalk

5/23, 8:30 PM powerhouse oldschool C&W/highway rock band American Aquarium at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

5/23, 9 PM creepy Americana eclecticists Villa Delirium – who juxtapose dark circus rock with sad, plaintive country ballads – at the Jalopy, $10

5/23-24, 9/11 PM elegant, melodic bassist/composer Linda Oh leads her Group featuring the Sirius Quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $22

5/23, 9ish tunefully scruffy British stadium rock band Maximo Park at Irving Plaza, $30.

5/23, 9/10:30 PM pianist Taylor Eigsti and bassist Joe Sanders play duos at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

5/24, 7 PM haunting, wickedly literate, lurid noir chanteuse Karla Moheno at the Cameo Gallery

5/24, 7 PM torchy intense vaudevillian oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues.

5/24, 7 PM Tangolando (Sofia Tosello and Yuri Juarez) bridge between tango andAfro-Peruvian music on a doublebill with funky Afro-Peruvian group Festejation at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

5/24, 7:30 PM the Greek Rebetiko Trio plays hash-smoking music from the 20s and 30s at Drom, $15

5/24, 7:30 PM desert blues mavens Sway Machinery at le Poisson Rouge, $10

5/24, 7:30 PM early music ensemble New Vintage Baroque plays music by Purcell, Campra, and a new composition by Doug Balliett at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village, $20

5/24, 8:30 PM eclectic Americana/jazz songwriter/chanteuse Sarah Jarosz , bluegrass/klezmer mandolin legend Andy Statman and his trio, and newgrass pop band the Deadly Gentlemen at the Bell House, $20 adv tix rec.

5/24, 9 PM oudist Fuat Caner Tokgozol leads a brilliant ensemble withTamer Pinarbasi ( kanun ); Ismail Lumanovski ( clarinet );Tariq Rantisi ( percussion ) playing classical Turkish music at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

5/24, 9 PM jangly goth band Flesh – who sound like the Cure circa 17 Seconds playing surf music – followed at 10 by Connecticut legends 9th Wave- who do the Dick Dale thing as good or better than he does – at the Way Station

5/24, 9 PM Americana legend-in-the-making Feral Foster’s album release show for his new one followed at 10 by Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens and then at 11 by Jalopy all-star soul/oldtimey/blues band the Ricochets at the Jalopy, $10.

5/24, 11 PM dark, hypnotically jazzy southwestern gothic songs with the James Apollo Five at Grand Victory, $tba

5/24, midnight smart, edgy, lyrical indie rock songwriter Tara Jane O’Neil at Union Pool, $10.

5/24, midnight charming French pop revivalists Banda Magda at the big room at the Rockwood.

5/25, 7 PM eclectic oldtime acoustic blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at Terra Blues.

5/25, midnight vibraphonist Behn Gillece and alto saxophonist Ken Fowser lead their brilliantly tuneful postbop quintet with Rick Germanson – piano , Paul Gill – bass , Jason Tiemann – drums at Smalls

5/26, 9 PM Balkan punk band the Resonant Rogues at the Way Station.

5/26, 11 PM fun newgrass jamband the Unseen Strangers at the small room at the Rockwood

5/27, 6 PM wild mostly remale klezmer jamband Isle of Klezbos at Bryant Park, free. They’re also at Spectrum on 5/29 at 9 for $15 (AC/good sonics included

5/27, 7 PM trumpet legend Frank London, dark polymath guitarist Aram Bajakian and an all-star band team up with Hungarian group the Glass House Ensemble for some rare pre-Holocaust songs at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl around the corner northwest of Battery Park, free, early arrival a must.

5/27 Eliado “Don Pancho” Terry and band, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table

5/27, 7:30 PM the Klez Dispensers‘ fiery fiddler Amy Zakar’s Fidl Kapelye at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

5/27, 7:30 PM Kyle Saulnier leads his tuneful, eclectic third-stream Awakening Orchestra playing the album release show for their new one at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

5/27, 7:30 PM chanteuse/composer Kavita Shah plays the album release show for her debut, Visions with a jazz quintet plus Indian tablas and West African kora at Joe’s Pub.

5/27, 7:30 PM pianist Xiayin Wang with the Fine Arts Quartet playing the world premiere of Sean Hickey’s Piano Quintet plusworks by Saint-Saëns and Fauré at Merkin Concert Hall, $30/$15 stud/srs.

5/27, 8 PM wildly guitar-driven, psychedelic, female-fronted power trio Devi at Bowery Electric, $8

5/27-6/1 Jeff “Tain” Watts leads a smallish outfit at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

5/27, 10:30 trumpeter Josh Evans leads 15-piece his big band at Smalls

5/28, 7:30 PM Oslo ensemble the Ullern Chamber Choir sing Nordic works by Grieg, Nystedt, Kverno and Djeilo at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St., free.

5/28, 8 PM intense yet subtle pan-Asian jazz chanteuse/composer Jen Shyu‘s music/dance piece Solo Rites: Seven Breaths explores cultural, ecological and territorial losses throughout Asia at Roulette, $20

5/28, 9 PM 90s dancehall reggae firebrand Capleton at B.B. King’s, $26 adv tix rec.

5/28, 9:30 PM lush, intense, artfully orchestrated psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange at Sidewalk.

5/28, 10 PM intense female-fronted lo-fi psychedelic guitar punk jazz band Fayaway at Cake Shop, $tba

 5/28, 11 PM barrelhouse blues band the 4th St. Nite Owls at the Way Station

5/29, 8ish Dan Finnerty’s twisted twisted, satirical, pottymouth top 40 parody the Dan Band at the first-floor space at Webster Hall, $20

5/29, 8 PM old lion of the avant garde Frederic Rzewski at Roulette, $20.

5/29, 9ish OMFG – this doublebill is as good as the Clash and the Sex Pistols back-to-back, or the Stones and Beatles on the same night – Radio Birdman mainman/guitar god Deniz Tek opening for Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 doing an all Lou Reed set at Bowery Electric, $12 adv tix rec.

5/29, 9ish surf/twang rockes the Bakersfield Breakers play the album release show for their new one at Rodeo Bar.

5/29, 9 PM melancholy acoustic cover project – and Spanking Charlene spinoff – the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn at Beast of Bourbon

5/29, 9 PM Lee Fields & the Expressions at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm. If you missed out on James Brown, this soul/funk vet is a good approximation.

5/29, 9 PM oldschool C&W band Country Provisions at the Way Station

5/29, 9:30 PM wild string-driven klezmer/Romany punk band Golem play the album release show for their brilliant, sardonic new one at Joe’s Pub, $14

5/29, 10 PM, repeating on 5/31, the NY Phil‘s Contact chamber ensemble plays innovative new works by Dan Fujikura, Vito Zuraj, Olga Neuwirth, Michael Jarrell and others at MOMA’s garden lobby, $20.

5/29 pyrotechnic, soulful, Romany/Middle Eastern/dark folk violinist Hannah Thiem and band, 10:30ish at the Mercury

5/30 the NY Philharmonic is giving away 100 tix to patrons ages 13-26 for their first annual “biennial” on 5/30 feat. the New York premiere of Steven Mackey’s Dreamhouse with Rinde Eckert, Synergy Vocals, Catch Electric Guitar Quartet, and conductor Jayce Ogren; and Bang on a Can All-Stars performing the New York premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and conductor Julian Wachner. They’re also doing the same for the 6/6 concert feat. Matthias Pintscher conducting the NY Philharmonic in the New York premiere of his Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein, the New York Premiere of Elliott Carter’s Instances, and the World Premiere of a work selected from an open call for scores.Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, one per person, from 5-7 PM the day of each Friday concert at Window 1 at the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office.

5/30, 7:15 PM Jerome O’Brien of the late, great Dog Show plays his ferociously literate, vintage R&B/punk influenced songs at Sidewalk

5/30, 8 PM badass female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band the Sweetback Sisters followed by Louisiana supergroup the Revelers (with members of Red Stick Ramblers & the Pine Leaf Boys) at Littlefield, $12.

5/30, 8 PM the Mivos Quartet plays works by Lasse Schwanenflügel Piasecki, Carl Kanter, Taylor Brook and Dan Blake) at the South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Ft. Greene, $15/$10 stud/artist/under 30

5/30, 9ish bandleader/drummer Sean Noonan playing material from his richly noisy new album feat. Can’s Malcolm Mooney and guitar monster Aram Bajakian from Lou Reed’s band at Bowery Electric, $10 .

5/30, 9:30 PM the original lineup of tuneful indie powerpop favorites Palomar followed eventually at around 11 by Bambi Kino – Mark Rozzo (Maplewood), Ira Elliot (Nada Surf), Doug Gillard (ex-Guided By Voices), Erik Paparazzi (Cat Power) – playing the original Beatles 1960 Hamburg setlist, a benefit for PS154 at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

5/30, 10 PM good dark punk blues doublebill: duo Slim Wray followed at 11 by Jane Lee Hooker at Rock Shop, $10

5/31, 1 and 3 PM ambient/indie classical ensemble Dawn of Midi on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

5/31, 4:30 PM Alexandra Kalinowski’s intense piano-and-strings-fueled chamber pop band AK at the big room at the Rockwood

5/31, 7 PM dark intense charismatic lyrical rocker LJ Murphy and his unstoppable noir band at the Parkside.

5/31, 7 PM awesome Nashville oldschool honkytonk/western swing bandleader Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line at Joe’s Pub, $

5/31, 7 PM the Gabriel Faure Requiem performed by orchestra and choir at First Baptist Church, 79th St./Broadway, free, reception to follow.

5/31, 7 PM ferocious but smartly terse electric blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues.

5/31, 8 PM a killer bill put together by irrepressible drummer/impresario/bandleader John Sharples at Freddy’s. Star bassist Andy Mattina opens solo (?!?) followed at 8:30 by dark Americana/soul songwriter Matt Keating, at 9:30 by intense literate chanteuses Paula Carino and Erica Smith swapping songs with each other and with Sharples. Barrelhouse blues band the 4th St. Nite Owls wind up the night with an 11:30 set.

5/31, 8 PM the playful, fun, self-explanatory Toys & Tiny Instruments at the Way Station.

5/31, 8:30 PM intense, lyrically brilliant, quirky female-fronted two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at Spectrum

5/31, 9 PM a killer brass band twinbill at Littlefield : intense Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band and their pals Providence street band What Cheer? Brigade, $10.

5/31, 10 PM intense chanteuse Michelle Casillas’ long-running powerpop band Ursa Minor at BAM Cafe, free

5/31, 10 PM charismatic, psychedelic funkmeistress Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Bowery Ballroom, $17 adv tix avail. at the Mercury M-F 5-7 PM.

5/31, 10:30 PM Pere Ubu bass legend Tony Maimone’s sweeping, atmospheric, groove-driven postpunk/shoegaze band No Grave Like the Seaat the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

5/31 midnight the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – one of the funnest bands in the universe, with a fat tuba groove, soul horns and live hip-hop beats – at the Knitting Factory, $10.

6/1, 2 PM the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra accompanies the film Last Night’s Symphonie – a contemporary retelling of the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique – with a performance of the original at the Brooklyn Museum, $18

6/1, 3 PM the reliably entertaining, adventurous Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet play Charley Gerard’s Quartet no. 4 “Funkle Phil” and compositions by Mike Mower of the Itchy Fingers sax quartet at St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Flushing, $12.

6/1, 6 PM the deal with the “free” Chrissie Hynde show at Rough Trade requires that you buy something at their store at 64 N 9th St. It’s not clear if there’s a minimum purchase (do they have anything for a quarter or a dollar?). And with what will definitely be insane crowds, you might want to pass on this. Same deal with the Peter Murphy show on 6/8.

6/1, 8 PM Lakeside Lounge vet Jim Keller plays the album release show for his brooding new alt-country album with a band with players from Ollabelle, Rickie Lee Jones and Rosanne Cash’s bands at the Rockwood

6/1, 9ish edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura play the album release show for their new one at Bowery Electric, $8.

6/1, 9ish lyrical intense clever Americana chanteuse Karen Hudson and band at Rodeo Bar

6/2-8 it’s the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival at the Abrons Arts Center on Grand St. in the LES – too many artists/composers to list, the full lineup is here. Tix are $18 ($12 students and seniors) for 8 PM concerts, $15 ($10 students and seniors) for day and late-night concerts and $30 ($20 students and seniors) for a day pass (every show in a single day)

6/2, 7:30 PM Gutbucket guitarist Ty Citerman plays the album release for his excellent new klezmer-jazz album, Bop Kabbalah at Joe’s Pub, $15.

6/2, 8:30 PM the Sara McDonald Orchestra – a large jazz ensemble comprising a string quartet! -at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

6/2, 8:30 PM pianist Melody Fader and violinist Doori Na play music for solo piano by Chopin and Liszt, and sonatas for violin and piano by Mozart and Debussy at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/3, trumpeter Jack Walrath & Masters of Suspense, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table

6/3, 7:30 PM the NY Phil‘s Contact chamber ensemble plays innovative new works by Paola Prestini, Eric Nathan, Oscar Bettison, Ryan Brown and others at Subculture, $25.

6/3 soulful Mediterranean tango pianist Emilio Solla leads a nonet with strings playing the album release show for his new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

6/3, 9 PM deliciously ugly, skin-peeling noiserock with the Sediment Club at Cake Shop, $10

6/4, 7:30 PM wild Canadian guitar/viol ensemble the Sultans of String playing Romany jazz, Middle Eastern and rock with special guest sitarist Anwar Khurshid at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec.

6/4 eclectic, energetic jazz violinist Zach Brock leads his quartet playing the album release show for his new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

6/4, 8 PM haunting, atmospheric gothic Americana chanteuse Marissa Nadler at Red Hook Park, bordered by Halleck St., Bush St. bet. Otsego St. and Court St., free.

6/4, 8 PM Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay at Barbes.

6/4, 8:30 PM trumpeter Russ Johnson leads an amazing quintet featuring Roy Nathanson, alto, soprano sax; Orrin Evans, piano; Brad Jones , bass; George Schuller, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/4, 9 PM savage, macabre,cinematic noir jazz band Beninghove’s Hangmen at Bar Chord

6/4, 9 PM intense, enveloping avant duo Dark Tips (violist Jessica Pavone and organist Rachael Bell) at the Pleasure Jail (upstairs over the Silent Barn), 603 Bushwick Ave.

6/4, 9 PM dark Certain General guitarist Phil Gammage‘s Adventures in Bluesland project at Shrine.

6/4, 9:30 PM charismatically torchy oldtimey songwriting mavenJolie Holland at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20 adv tix rec

6/5, 7 PM innovative clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and pianist Dinuk Wijeratne improvise on Middle Eastern themes at CUNY Elebash Hall, 5th Ave just north of 34th St., $25/$20 stud.

6/5, 7:30 PM eclectic ska/rocksteady/world funk band the Brown Rice Family at Bric Arts, free. They’re also at at BAM Cafe on 6/7 at 9

6/5, 7:30 PM the Mike Baggetta Quartet celebrate the release of their new guitar jazz album plus bassist Eivind Opsvik’s Overseas – (Tony Malaby – saxophone, Brandon Seabrook – guitar, Jacob Sacks – piano, Kenny Wollesen – drums) at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village, $20.

6/5, 8 PM chanteuse Jennifer Charles’ lurid art-rock/goth band Elysian Fields at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

6/5, 8:30 PM pyrotechnic tuneful postbop supergroup the Puppeteers, with pianist Arturo O’Farrill and vibraphone genius Bill Ware, at Ginny’s Supper Club, 310 Lenox Ave, $15.

6/5, 8:30 PM alto saxophonist Ben Kono leads a quintet with Pete McCann, guitar; Henry Hey, piano; Kermit Driscoll, bass; Satoshi Takeishi, drums, percusssion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/5, 9ish ferocious, anthemic, literate rockers Wormburner at Santos Party House, $!2.

6/5, 9 PM olschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne at at Hill Country Brooklyn

6/5, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

6/5, 9 PM singer Heather Maloney and Americana pop band Darlingside celebrate the release of their newgrass album at the Jalopy, $10.

6/5, 9:30 PM intense, magically nuanced Mexican jazz chanteuse Magos Herrera with similarly terse Spanish flamenco/Romany jazz guitarist Javier Limon at Joe’s Pub, $20

6/5 haunting classic 70s style art-rock/Britfolk band Syd Arthur at Bowery Ballroom.

6/6, 5:30 PM haunting Russian folk quartet Russkaya Krasa at the American Folk Art Museum, free.

6/6, 7 PM doo-wop punk with King Khan & the Shrines at le Poisson Rouge, $15. They’re at the Music Hall of Williamsburg the following night, 6/7 at 11 for the same price.

6/6, 7:30 PM dark, hypnotically jazzy southwestern gothic songwriter James Apollo at Rock Shop, $10

6/6 the American Composers Orchestra premiere new works by emerging composers with a working rehearsal on 6/6 at 10 AM and a run-through on 6/7 at 7:30 PM at the DiMenna Center, both free

6/6, 7 PM WNYC’s annual Battle of the Bands presents their Brooklyn edition. The borough’s top contenders this year are too hard to choose from. Among them – wickedly lyrical all-female quirk-rock trio the Debutante Hour, thunderous all-female Brazilian drum troupe BatalaNYC and creepy noir cabaret band Orphan Jane. $15 includes a drink or $30 for open wine/beer bar plus the show!

6/6, 7 PM doo-wop punk with King Khan & the Shrines at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

6/6, 8 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group – followed by the hip-hop brass band grooves of PitchBlak Brass Band at the Knitting Factory, $12

6/6, 8 PM eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leads his sextet followed at 10 by the self-explanatory, oldtimey Jug Addicts at Barbes. The Jug Addicts are also at Bar Chord on 6/27 at 9.

6/6, 8:30 PM edgy klezmer-inspired punk-jazz crew Gutbucket at I-Beam, $10.

6/6, 9 PM darkly bluesy Nick Cave/Stooges-influenced Syracuse band Pale Green Stars at Dinosaur BBQ; 6/7 they’re at the Harlem branch, 700 W. 125th St. at 12th Ave, same time.

6/6, 9 PM Brooklyn bluegrass crew Morningside Drive followed at 10 by guitar/accordion duo Matt Munisteri and Will Holshouser (probably doing their amazing, haunting Belgian musette thing) and then at 11 by the Six Deadly Venoms in case you haven’t yet got your bluegrass fix, at the Jalopy, $10.

6/6, 10ish ghoulabilly faves the Tombstone Brawlers at Grand Victory, $12

6/6, 9/10:30 PM bassist Michael Bates leads a quartet with Greg Tardy, saxophone; Bobby Avey, piano; Jeremy ‘Bean’ Clemons, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/6, 10:30ish punk-inspired electric bluegrass and country with Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar

6/6, 11 PM hypnotic, intense postrock/dreampop band Kayo Dot at Littlefield.

6/7 the Andrew Bird/Tift Merritt shows at Rough Trade are sold out

6/7, 4 PM Songs for Unusual Creatures brought to you by many of the same people behind Songs for Ice Cream Trucks: “A celebration of the under-appreciated creatures that roam the planet. From the Australian Bilby to the deep-sea Magnapinna Squid, to the Saddleback Caterpillar” followed at 6 by resonator guitarist Zeke Healy with violist Karen Waltuch , at 8 by eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes and intense accordionist Patrick Farrell playing the album release show for their new one and at 10 by high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes.

6/7, 5 PM hilarious, period-perfect, subtly filthy oldtimey banjoist/songwriter Al Duvall at Pete’s. He’s at the Jalopy the next night, 6/8 at 8:45 for $10

6/7, 8 PM an excellent Americana night: bluegrass fiddling intensity with the Melody Allegra Band, mandolinist Sara Bouchard & the Salt Parade, rustic front-porch folk guy Bryan Nebel and twisted Pogues-influenced circus rock/noir acoustic band Thee Shambels at Union Hall, $10

6/7, 8 PM members of the NY Composers Circle play new music for cello and piano by Eric Segerstrom, Scott D. Miller, Hubert Howe, Nina Siniakova and others at Symphony Space, $15 adv tix rec.

6/7, 8:30 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s starts at 8:30 PM with the self-explanatory Bongo Surf , the cinematic Tarantinos NYC at 9:30, sizzling original reverb instrumentalists Mister Neutron at 10:30, Connecticut legends 9th Wave – who outdo Dick Dale at the wild tremolo-picking sometimes – at 11:30 and finally powerhouse original reverb rockers Strange But Surf sometime after midnight.

6/7, 9 PM ten-piece country/Romany/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10.

6/7, 9 PM high-energy oldtime country blues/hillbilly band Jumbo Brown (named for the guy who was a proto-Mariano Rivera many decades ago) at Hill Country Brooklyn. They’re also at Rodeo Bar on 6/12 at around 10:30

6/7, 9 PM mesmerizing, soaring, intense art-rock pianist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/7, 9 PM hard-charging, creepy Nashville gothic narratives with MacMcCarty & the Kidd Twist Band at Sidewalk.

6/7, 10 PM sprawlingly creepy oldtimey/Americana guys O’Death at the Wick, $14.

6/7, 10 PM roots reggae/soul rockers Osekre & the Lucky Bastards at Shrine.

6/7, 10 PM intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson at Desmond’s. 6/21 she’s doing a marathon of Make Music NY appearances starting at noon at the Central Park oval and then at Radio Bushwick at 4; on 6/25 she’s at Trash at 8.

6/8, 1 PM-ish Russian klezmer chanteuse Svetlana Portnyansky and band at the Russian festival at Asser Levy Park (up the block from the aquarium, where the annual Coney Island concert series used to be held), free

6/8, 3 PM reliably interesting, psychedelically-inclined indie classical guitar quartet Dither at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum admission ($10 for adults, $5 stud/srs).

6/8, 7:30 PM haunting art-rock/darkwave songwriter Ambrosia Parsley followed at 9 by explosive Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook, free.

6/8, 8 PM intense lyrical Iranian underground music with Shahin Najafi and ensemble at Drom, $25 adv tix highly rec.

6/8, 8 PM downtempo/darkwave singer Danielle Eva Schwob, all-female early music/indie classical group SIREN Baroque and intriguing postrock/indie classical ensemble the Knellls at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

6/8, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players perform works by emerging composers Jack Gulielmetti, Timo Andres, Mike Bono, Tony Fajt, Ryan Francis, Jonathan Katz, Paul Kerekes, Sky Macklay, and Clint Needham at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$10 srs.

6/8, 8:45 PM hilarious, period-perfect, subtly filthy oldtimey banjoist/songwriter Al Duvall at the Jalopy, $10.

6/8, 9:30 PM tuneful, pensive, occasionally droll alt-country duets with Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis at Joe’s Pub, $25

6/8, 9:30 PM deviously tuneful, genre-spanning B3 paradigm-shifter Brian Charette leads his organ trio at 55 Bar

6/9, 6:30 PM country and country-gospel maven (and Elvis Costello collaborator) Jim Lauderdale followed by gorgeously harmony-driven, sometimes creepy all-female newgrass/Nashvillle gothic band Della Mae at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

6/9, 8 PM bassist Adam Neely leads a large ensemble playing his savagely sarcastic, apocalyptic, epic tone poem Mass  Extinction Event, ” a reaction to the apathy of the internet age,” at Roulette, $20.

6/9, 8:30 PM the up-and-coming Jim Saltzman Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

6/9, 10ish Nashville gothic/dark blues guy Viking – equally haunting on guitar and piano -at Goodbye Blue Monday

6/10, 5 PM hippie honkytonk pianist Commander Cody – who basically invented alt-country back in the 70s – in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

6/10, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival with free admission to El Museo del Barrio; The Museum of the City of New York; the Jewish Museum; the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Neue Galerie New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and The Africa Center plus a street fair and live music (Asphalt Orchestra out in front of the Jewish Museum at 92nd St.)

6/10, 7 PM French accordionist/toy pianist chanteuse Jessica Fichot sings chanson, Romany jazz and international sounds folowed at 8 by ten-piece Balkan brass monstrosity Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

6/10 intense creepy nuevo tango/noir/indie classical pianist Fernando Otero & Radio Angel, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table

6/10, 7:30 PM klezmer clarinet legend Pete Sokolow’s Klezmer Plus Trio with Ken Maltz & Marty Confurius at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/10-15 intense, fearless reedwoman Anat Cohen leads leads her group at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

6/10, 10 PM dark, brilliant lyricist and catchy acoustic rock songwriter Daniel Bernstein a.k.a. Cockroach at Sidewalk

6/10, 10 PM wild crazy Romany jazz/New Orleans jamband Dirty Bourbon River Show at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

6/11, 6:30 PM torchy Irish/New Orleans oldtimey swing chanteuse Tara O’Grady and her great band on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library.

6/11 and 12 at 7:30 PM plus 6/13 and 14 at 8, pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the NY Phil playing Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4 at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail.

6/11, 7ish tuneful Aussie arenarock band Reserved for Rondee followed by the politically infused, female-fronted Last Internationale, whose forthcoming album covers classic protest songs from over the years, at the Mercury, $10

6/11, 9:30 ish scorchingly fun, sardonically theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka at Littlefield, $8.

6/11, 9:30ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at at Rodeo Bar

6/11, 9:30 PM intriguing, atmospheric, intense singer Emilie Weibel at the third stage at the Rockwood, $5 + $10 min.

6/12, half past noon an explosive Brazilian triplebill: eclectic funk/New Orleans/surf/country band Nation Beat, thunderous drum troupe Maracatu NY, and Raízes do Brasil Capoeira Brooklyn at the World Financial Center, free

6/12, 7 PM Everything But the Girl’s Ben Watt playing songs off his new debut solo album at at Joe’s Pub, $25.

6/12-15 lyrical alto saxophonist Yosvany Terry and his percussion-heavy sextet Afro-Cuban Roots playing the album release show for his new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

6/12, 8 PM Souren Baronian‘s Taksim improvise on haunting Armenian themes followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes.

6/12-14, 8:30 PM bassist Michael Formanek leads a trio with Kris Davis, piano; Ches Smith , drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum.

6/12, 9 PM torchy, darkly pensive Cat Power-inspired Wisconsin chamber pop/Americana chanteuse Anna Vogelzang at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/12, 9ish intense postrock/metal/noir surf instrumentalists Dark City at Bowery Electric .

6/13, 9ish explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

6/12, 9:30 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Union Hall

6/12, 10 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group –  at the Jalopy, $10

6/12, 10ish perennially relevant hip-hop lyricist Talib Kweli and band at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix rec.

6/12, 10:30ish high-energy oldtime country blues/hillbilly band Jumbo Brown at Rodeo Bar.

6/13, 6:15 PM smart dark Americana songwriter Jessi Robertson at the American Folk Art Museum.

6/13, 7 PM wild, eclectic, cinematic Slavic string ensemble Ljova & the Kontraband followed by quirky fun jazzy female-fronted French pop band Banda Magda at Joe’s Pub, $20

6/13, 7 PM Orion Weiss, piano; Anna Polonsky, piano play Faure – Dolly Suite, Op. 56; Schubert – Fantasie in F minor for piano four-hands, D. 940; Haydn – Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII:6; Debussy- L’isle joyeuse, Masques; Dvorak – Selection of Slavonic Dances from Op. 46 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

6/13, 8 PM ecstatic Israeli Middle Eastern dance-funk orchestra Yemen Blues at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix req.

6/13, 8 PM Lea Bertucci (solo amplified bass clarinet, yum), and Bhob Rainey (solo soprano sax) improvise at Jack, $10

6/13, 8 PM LA band the Battlefield - who do a more energetic take on Little Big Town-style 70s country-pop at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/13, 9 PM dark baritone Nashville gothic/western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack City Ramblers at Bar Chord.

6/13, 10 PM ferocious original Balkan horn jamband Raya Brass Band at Barbes.

6/14, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet- Anders Nilsson - guitar; David Ambrosio – bass; Satoshi Takeishi – drums and Tim Keiper – percussion at Barbes.

6/14, 7 PM, repeating 6/15 at 4 PM Mark Peskanov, violin; Alexander Mishnaevsky, viola; Robert DeMaine, cello; Alexander Peskanov, piano play Mozart – Duo for violin and viola in G Major, K. 423; Beethoven – String Trio in G Major, Op. 9 No. 1; Brahms – Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

6/14, 7:30 PM 86 year-old Armenian duduk virtuoso Jivan Gasparyan collaborates with the king of the Persian fiddle, Kayhan Kalhor at the World Financial Center atrium, early arrival a must.

6/14, 9 PM the Midnight Moan - who are a dead ringer for the Stones circa 1971 – celebrate the release of their new album at Arlene’s

6/14, 9 PM legendary obscure Oakland retro soul chanteuse Sugar Pie DeSanto backed by the Brooklyn Rhythm Band at Littlefield, $15 adv tix rec.

6/14, 11:30 PM wry retro 60s psychedelic pop band Gringo Star at the Mercury, $10

6/14, half past midnight versatile oldschool/newschool soul avatar and saxophone powerhouse Lakecia Benjamin at the Blue Note, $15

6/15, 11:30 AM-ish brilliant, intense all-female klezmer jam band Isle of Klezbos play the klezmer brunch at City Winery, $10, no minimum, kids 12 and under free – this band plays well early in the day, believe it or not.

6/15, 2 PM noted early music vocal ensemble Schola Antiqua of Chicago make their NYC debut singing French renaissance motets at the Morgan Library, $35.

6/15, 8 PM Moroccan horn band legends the Master Musicians of Jajouka feat. their longtime bandleader Bachir Attar plus drummer Billy Martin, guitar god Marc Ribot and his bassist pal Shahzad Ismaily at le Poisson Rouge, $18 adv tix rec

6/15 Ethiopian roots reggae band Zvuloon Dub System at SOB’s.

6/16, 8 PM high-voltage original klezmer/jazz band Klezmerson at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $12

6/16, 8:30 PM intense, fearlessly satirical, percussion-driven Ukranian folk-punk/art-rock band DakhaBrakha at the World Financial Center atrium, free.

6/16, 8:30 PM contrabass trombonist King James Rogers’ Harlem-based Shrine Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

6/16, 10ish hypnotic, intense Syrian composer/bandleader Omar Souleyman at Glasslands, $13.

6/16, 11:30 PM period-perfect 1972-era Rolling Stones soundalikes the Midnight Moan at Arlene’s.

6/17, 7 PM rustic, sometimes otherworldly ex-Soviet Georgian guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze followed at 8 by 10-piece Balkan brass powerhouse Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

6/17 & 6/24 Cuban diva Melvis Santa, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

6/17-18 the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend

6/17, 8:30 PM wild, kick-ass British folk-punk band Skinny Lister – sort of the British equivalent of the Pogues – at the Knitting Factory, $15.

6/17, 9 PM powerhouse lyricist, nimble guitarist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper at Sidewalk.

6/17, 9:30 PM haunting Finnish folk/Romany sister act Rajamailla at Drom.

6/17, 10 PM vibraphonist Matt Moran‘s trio with Gary Versace, organ; Tom Rainey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/17, 10:30ish Jack Grace’s hysterically funny country Van Halen/cheesemetal cover band Van Hayride at Rodeo Bar.

6/18, 6:30 PM the Ebony Hillbillies – NYC’s one and only black bluegrass band – on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library.

6/18, 7 PM noir Americana chanteuse Nicole Atkins at Madison Square Park, free – her latest album goes in a more mainstream new wave direction.

6/18, 7:30 PM oldschool soul/funk band Empire Beats fronted by sultry chanteuse Camille Atkinson at Hill Country Brooklyn

6/18, 8 PM vintage 20s/30s Greek revolution songs and hash smoking music with Que Vlo-Ve at Barbes

6/18, 8 PM polymath guitarist Marc Ribot plays a tribute to his first guitar teacher, the father of Haitian classical guitar, Frantz Casséus along with two other disciples of Casseus, Italian classical guitarist Alberto Mesirca and Marc Mathelier, plus Trio Blastphemy (Curtis Hasselbring – trombone, Ben Holmes – trumpet, flugelhorn, Marcus Rojas – tuba), vocalists Melanie Charles and Barbara Perlow Simon (who sung on Casseus’ 1969 Haitiana album, at Issue Project Room, $25

6/18 and 19 at 7:30 PM plus 6/20 8, pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the NY Phil playing Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail.

6/18, 8 PM the king of the downtown NYC literate rock anthem, Willie Nile at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix req.

6/18, 9 PM the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile at Highline Ballroom, $25

6/19-22 Christian McBride’s vibraphonist pal Warren Wolf & the Wolfpack with Jaleel Shaw on alto and Jake Sherman on organ, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend.

6/19, 8 PM klezmerite/Americanist Andy Statman- who’s just as exhilarating on mandolin as he is on clarinet – followed at 10 by awesome low-register original vintage-style Cuban groove band Gato Loco – with bass and baritone sax, baritone guitar, bass and drums – at Barbes

6/19, 8 PM brilliant, cinematic steel guitar player Raphael McGregor leads his eclectic band at at Freddy’s

6/19, 8 PM the indie classical the Mise-En Music Festival opens with Ensemble Mise-En at Korean Cultural Service, 460 Park Ave # 601.

6/19, 8:30 PM drummer Rob Garcia leads a quartet with Noah Preminger, tenor sax; Dan Tepfer, piano; Joe Martin, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/19, 9 PM a killer Balkan doublebill with fiery Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita playing the album release show for their long-awaited debut and then the equally intense Tipsy Oxcart at the Jalopy, $10

6/19, 9 PM sharp, satirical, catchy, sardonically funny powerpop Beatlesque/Costelloesque songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk

6/19, 9ish dark country/Nashvillle gothic outfit Karen & the Sorrows play the album release show for their new one at Branded Saloon, $5 – plus there will be cookies!

6/20, 5:30 PM noir chanteuse and Reid Paley collaborator Peg Simone at the American Folk Art Museum

6/20, 7 PM arguably the most popular avant garde composer ever, Terry Riley and his atmospheric guitarist kid Gyan Riley, Tracy Silverman and the Young People’s Chorus play Riley works at Federal Hall, 26 Wall St. in the financial district, free, early arrival a must.

6/20, 7 PM the Dorian Wind Quintet play Bach’s Goldberg Variations at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

6/20, 7 PM night two of the the indie classical the Mise-En Music Festival features chamber group Ensemble Paramirabo at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave.

6/20, 7:30 PM wickedly smart, politically aware, tuneful psychedelic new wave band the Larch followed by period-perfect 1970-ish Chicago heavy blues/psychedelic outfit Train Company at Bowery Electric

6/20, 7:30 PM well-loved, state-of-the-art female-fronted oldschool soul revivalists Lake Street Dive at Prospect Park Bandshell

6/20, 8 PM Roosevelt Dime play tongue-in-cheek oldtimey Americana and retro soul originals followed by exhilarating Americana harmony band Red Molly at City Winery, $18 standing room avail.

6/20, 8 PM Mike Baggetta – guitar; Jerome Harris – bass; Billy Mintz – drums followed by a rare duo acoustic show by Nels Cline & Julian Lage at 9:30 PM at Singlecut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th St., Astoria , $10 includes a beer!

6/20, 9 PM the Debutante Hour’s deviously amusing, literarily-inclined Susan Hwang and the Realastics and then haunting, intense Nashville gothic songwriter Jessie Kilguss at Red Hook Bait and Tackle.

6/20, 9 PM bluegrass stars James Reams and the Barnstormers at the Jalopy, $10.

6/20, 10ish intense, theatrical, psychedelic noir/southwestern gothic band Jail Weddings at Cake Shop

6/20, 10 PM Haley Bowery & the Manimals play their sardonic, hard-hitting nuevo-glamrock at Spike Hill

6/20, 11 PM Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie and her phenomenal, ferocious band at Sidewalk.

6/21, sometime in the afternoon outside Freddy’s: diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys, female-fronted psychedelic popsters the Tara Lynne Band , hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes and others

6/21, 2:45 PM a free concert at Bargemusic, early arrival advised: performances by the Dorian Wind Quintet, pianist Nataliya Medvedovskaya, the Velveteen String Quartet, and the Bohemian Trio playing originals plus works by Bach, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and others.

6/21, 5 PM the third night of the the indie classical the Mise-En Music Festival features the Momenta Quartet at the Taipei Cultural Center, 1 E 42nd St.

6/21, 5 PM bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library.

6/21, 7:30/10 PM eclectic blues/hip-hop songwriter Chris Thomas King – co-star of O Brother Where Art Thou – at Lucille’s, $20 adv tix rec.

6/21, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 10 by haunting harmony-driven pan-latin Las Rubias Del Norte – who have more than a bit of chicha in them since they share members with Chicha Libre – at Barbes

6/21, 8 PM a composer portrait concert of the work of Bent Sørensen performed by Ensemble Mise-En at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave.

6/21, 9 PM dark neo-garage punks the Dum Dum Girls at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/21, 9/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Loren Stillman leads a quartet with Shane Endsley, trumpet; Drew Gress, bass; Mark Ferber, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum.

6/21, 9ish punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

6/21, half past midnight psychedelic jazz saxophonist Marcus Strickland‘s Twi-Life at the Blue Note, $15

6/22, 2 PM this year’s free avant garde/indie classical Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center atrium features Adrianna Mateo, Anonymous 4, Bang on a Can All-Stars & friends, Bearthoven, Contemporaneous, Dawn of Midi, Great Noise Ensemble, Mantra Percussion, Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann, Roomful of Teeth, and So Percussion and many others

6/22, 4 PM the indie classical the Mise-En Music Festival winds up with a marathon performance by Ensemble Mise-En, the Momenta Quartet and Ensemble Paramirabo at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St.

6/22, 8 PM a killer guitar doublebill: noir twangmeister Jim Campilongo followed at 10 by Romany powerhouse Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

6/22, 8ish female-fronted dark garage rock extravaganza: Friggs guitarslinger/singer Palmyra Delran followed by Amy Gore & Her Valentines at Bowery Electric, $8 adv tix rec.

6/22, 8 PM richly lyrical jazz with the occasional Middle Eastern flourish: Avishai Cohen (bass & vocals) with his trio Nitai Hershkovits (piano) and Daniel Dor (drums) at Highline Ballroom, $30

6/22, 8:30 PM wild post-Waits Americana with JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers at the Knitting Factory, $12.

6/22, 8:30 PM Turkish jazz chanteuse Defne Sahin leads a quartet with Fabian Almazan, piano; Tamir Shmerling, bass; Henry Cole, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

 

6/22, 9 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express (playing “Temple Beautiful” with a string section) at Bowery Ballroom, $22 gen adm.

6/23 electric violin maven and former Turtle Island Quartet violinist Tracy Silverman plays the album release show for his new one Between the Kiss and the Chaos with special guests feat. works by John Adams, Terry Riley, Kenji Bunch, Bach, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St (8th & 9th Aves)

6/23, 7 PM at Pier 15 at South St. Seaport, Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen and ex-Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler play their brooding new piece Aokigahara, inspired by the popular Japanese suicide spot.

6/23-24, 8/10:30 PM lyrical third-stream jazz pianist Michel Camilo plays a rare series of solo shows at the Blue Note.

6/23, 8:30 PM Craig Bailey, Tim Armacost, and Brooklyn Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

6/24, 5 PM X’s John Doe plays the album release show for his new one in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

6/24-26 at 7:30 PM plus 6/27-28 at 8, pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the NY Phil playing Beethoven’s Emperor and Triple Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail.

6/24, 7:30 PM well-loved indie classical orchestra the Knights with pianist Timo Andres play works by Boccherini, Ives, Andrew Norman and Andres himself at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat

6/24, 7:30 PM eclectic retro jazz chanteuse Cécile McLorin Salvant with brilliant oldtime swing band Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

6/24, 8:30 PM intriguing, atmospheric, intense singer Emilie Weibel at Cornelia St. Cafe.

6/24, 9:30 PM the torchy female-fronted Carte Blanche Jazz Band plays French, latin and American standards from the swing era at Drom, $5

6/25, 6:30 PM punk-era legend/storyteller/janglerocker Wreckless Eric at the Mercury, $12 gen adm.

6/25, 7ish tuneful post-Replacements Staten Island punk band Tatterhood at Killmeyer’s Old Bavarian Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island

6/25 guitarist/jazz chantense Camila Meza and her quartet with Fabian Almazan on piano, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

6/25, 8 PM original and classic Sephardic sounds with Sofie Salonika -Jessica Lurie on sax flute, accordion, and voice. Katie Down on flute, ukulele, voice, and percussion. Arthur Kell on bass. Christ Stromquist on percussion – at Barbes.

6/25, 8:30 PM intense, ethereal, cutting-edge jazz singer/pianist Sara Serpa leads her quartet with André Matos, guitar; Matt Brewer, bass; Richie Barshay, drum at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/25, 9 PM Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s torchy, sultry downtempo/trip-hop/neosoul band SLV at Shrine

6/26-29 gospel-tinged pianist Cyrus Chestnut leads his trio at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 on the weekend.

6/26, 9 PM hypnotic danceable Ethiopian-inspired sounds with Budos Band at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec.

6/27, 4 PM sultry downtempo grooves with chanteuse Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s SLV followed eventually at around 8 by ranchera punk band Piñata Protest at South St. Seaport.

6/27, 6:15ish Bobtown guitarist Karen Dahlstrom – whose haunting solo album Gem State, a collection of original oldtime style folk songs set in historic Idaho, is one of the coolest Americana records of recent years – at the American Folk Art Museum

6/27, 7 PM torchy, eclectic North Carolina country chanteuse Jeanne Jolly at the first-floor space at Webster Hall, $12.

6/27, 7 PM the Greene Space’s non-exploitative battle of the bands continues with the finals from the five boroughs’ top contestants, still to be determined. For the past three years, somebody good has always won. $15 incl. a glass of wine, $30 will get you open bar?!?

6/27, 7:30 PM punk legend and ex-Dead Kennedy Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine at Highline Ballroom, $17 adv tix rec.

6/27, 7:30 PM the sultry, swinging, female-fronted Francophile Hot Sardines at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

6/27, 8 PM Mingus Dynasty plays a live score to Manfred Kirchheimer’s legendary 1981 DIY NYC subway documentary film Stations of the Elevated at BAM Harvey Theater.

6/27, 8:30 PM sprawling oldtime band Jesus on the Mainline at the Mercury, $12

6/27, 9ish oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Beast of Bourbon.

6/27, 9 PM haunting, quiet, atmospheric, lyrical cellist/songwriter/chanteuse Meaner Pencil at Goodbye Blue Monday

6/27, 9ish legendary Jamaican one-hit wonder Junior Marvin and band playing a Bob Marley tribute at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

6/27, 10 PM female-fronted psychedelic popsters the Tara Lynne Band and the diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at Freddy’s

6/28, 7:30 PM cajun all-stars the Band Courtbouillon featuring Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, and Wilson Savoy making their New York debut at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

6/28, 7:30 PM newschool soul/funk bandleader Sandra St. Victor & Oya’s Daughter followed by popular 90s reggae-pop crooner Luciano at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/28, 8 PM irrepressible drummer/impresario/bandleader John Sharples hosts an evening of NYC rock luminaries and Beefstock veterans, lineup TBA, at Freddy’s

6/28, 8ish bouncy, rustic Colombian folklorica band Curupira at South St. Seaport.

6/29, 3:30 PM mighty brass-fueled psychedelic southwestern gothic art-rockers Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta at South St. Seaport.

6/29, 7 PM luminous, intense, inscrutable art-rock chanteuse/cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost at the small room at the Rockwood

6/29 phenomenally fun, intense, noir-tinged oldschool soul siren Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes play the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc

6/29, 7 PM wickedly catchy hip-hop brass grooves with the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at Central Park Summerstage

6/30, 7:30 PM eclectic violin jazz star Jenny Scheinman – whose forthcoming album goes back to the plaintive C&W-flavored lyrical songwriting she was doing about seven years ago – at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

6/30, 8 PM a fascinating evening of Central Asian themes with the Kazakh National Kurmangazy Orchestra with Baikadamov Choir and soloists at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $

6/30, 8:30 PM Darcy James Argue trombonist Mike Fahie‘s similarly adventurous Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/1, 5 PM popular oldtimey Americana road warriors the Howlin Brothers in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

7/1 wild, percussion-driven oldschool Afro-Cuban jazz oufit Francisco Mora-Catlett & AfroHORN, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table

7/1, 8 PM legendary Dominican merengue chanteuse Milly Quezada at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/2, 6 PM a newgrass twinbill with Cricket Tell the Weather followed by the SteelDrivers at Madison Square Park, free

7/2 People (guitarist Mary Halvorson, drummer Kevin Shea, multi-instrumentalist Kyle Forester) at Death by Audio. Their upcoming album has horns and vocals, wild and amazing stuff!

7/3, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

7/4, 7:30 PM Willie Rosario y Su Orquesta play oldschool salsa at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc

7/6, 7 PM Mary C & the Stellars play high-voltage retro 60s soul at Pier 1 on the upper west, free– if you like Adele’s voice but find her songs trite and cliched, Mary C will hook you up.

7/7, 3 PM Orbisonesque nuevo noir Nashville pop band Nightmare & the Cat at Central Park Summerstage.

7/8 the Emilio Valdes Quartet with special guest guitarist Mark Whitfield, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table

7/8, 7:30 PM Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks do their Boardwalk Empire soundtrack with Margot Bingham (playing torch singer Daughter Maitland) and her co-star Stephen DeRosa, singing Eddie Cantor songs, at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/8, 9 PM newschool oldtimey music maven Andrew Bird at Central Park Summerstage

7/9, 7:30 PM Cuban son band Cojunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas make their US debut at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc

7/9, 8 PM the NY Phil plays Richard Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel, and Don Juan; Smetana – Vysehrad; and Tschaikovsky – Romeo & Juliet at Prospect Park, free, early arrival advised; closest entry point is the 9th St. entrance. The show repeats on 7/10 at 8 in Cunningham Park in Queens and then 7/11 at 8 on the lawn in Central Park

7/9, 10ish the Felice Bros. - the thinking/breathing person’s alternative to the Mumfords, et al. at Webster Hall, $25 tix avail. at the Mercury box ofc M-F 5-7 PM

7/10 perennially powerful, tuneful, lyrically relevant Irish rockers Black 47 play their very last Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $30 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc

7/10, 7:30 PM funky, twangy, danceable New Orleans/Brazilian/surf rock band Nation Beat at the Lincoln Center Atrium

7/10, 7:30 PM the Octavio Brunetti Tango Orchestra at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/11, 8 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Rock Shop, $10.

7/12, 7:30 PM brilliant Romany jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel and band at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/12, 7:30 PM the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra with special guest James Carter play an Illinois Jacquet tribute at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/12, 8ish the Lyres – no idea how much the second-wave garage rock legends have left in the tank if at all – at Grand Victory

7/12, 9 PM “EuroGrass” at the Jalopy: Ireland’s Vincent Cross and Swiss duo Mala & FyrMoon, $!5

7/12, 9:30 PM edgy lyrically-driven alt-country band Butchers Blind followed by Marah doing their Pennsylvania Mountain Minstrelsy acoustic oldtimey project at Bowery Electric

7/13, 3 PM avant garde pickup group “Bang on Ja-pan” at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum.

7/13, 7 PM Orquesta SSC play oldschool salsa dura at Pier 1 on the upper west, free

7/14, 8 PM the NY Phil with Joshua Bell, violin play Nielsen – Maskrade Overture; Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1; Grieg – selections from Pier Gynt; Liszt – Les Preludes, on the lawn in Central Park. The concert repeats 7/15 at 8 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

7/15 Roman Diaz & El Gallo Mistico, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/15, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra play Beethoven works including Symphony No. 1 at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat

7/15, 9 PM this era’s most poignant voice in country and Americana, Laura Cantrell at le Poisson Rouge, $25. She’s at the the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 7/16, same time, same price.

7/16, 6 PM the No BS Brass Band followed by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/16, 7 PM jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson and group at Madison Square Park, free

7/16, 9 PM wild, intense newgrass/punkgrass band the Brothers Comatose at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

7/17, 6 PM the James Carter Organ Trio followed eventually at 8 by well-loved oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist/soul singer Robert Cray on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free

7/17 intriguing, atmospheric, intense singer Emilie Weibel plays her bday show at Shapeshifter Lab.

7/17, 9 PM 90s Brooklyn hardcore hip-hop nostalgia: Mobb Deep at Highbridge Park in Queens.

7/18, 10:30 PM one of the year’s best rock doublebills: scorchingly lyrical, politically-fueled two-guitar anthemic punk/circus rock band the Brooklyn What followed by the similarly lyrically-driven, savagely political, hard-hitting Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires at the Mercury, $10

7/19, 8 PM creepy noir Americana/ghoulabilly band the Goddamn Gallows at the Knitting Factory, $12

7/20, 6ish the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Queensbridge Park.

7/20, 10ish captivating southwestern gothic/oldtime blues/Americana songwriter Melaena Cadiz plays the album release show for her new one at Glasslands, $10

7/21, 7 PM a Pete Seeger tribute at Central Park Summerstage with Amanda Palmer, Steve Earle, Anti-Flag (acoustic?!?) and a whole slew of singer-songwriters.

7/22 trumpeter Brian Lynch & Spheres of Influence, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/22, 7:30 PM well-loved indie classical orchestra the Knights play works by Ljova, Ligeti, Bartok and Stravinsky (plus a stinker from the indie rock catalog) at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat

7/23, 7:30 PM Michael Stuart y Su Tremendo followed by a performance of latin jazz maven Larry Harlow’s Hommy: A Latin Opera (first NYC staging in 30 years) with a full symphony orchestra and choir at Damrosch Park, free.

7/22, 7:30 PM popular, raspy-voiced alt-country/highway rock bandleader Mary McBride at Joe’s Pub, $25. You could see her for free at Lakeside ten years ago.

7/24, 9:30 PM ageless 80s punk-pop/powerpopmeisters Teenage Fanclub at Pier 84 at 12th Ave/43rd St.

7/24 dark lo-fi psych/noise band the Wytches at the Mercury, $12; 7/25 they’re at Glasslands at 9ish for the same price.

7/25, 6 PM, repeating on 7/26, 2 PM members of Contemporaneous, the Crossing, Face the Music, Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, JACK Quartet and other groups premiere John Luther Adams’ new dance soundtrack Sila: The Breath of the World on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free.

7/25, 7:30 PM indie classical night at Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Eighth Blackbird play works by Andy Akiho, Gyorgi Ligeti and David Lang followed by FLUX Quartet doing parts of Annie Gosfield’s The Spectators and then violinist Pauline Kim Harris playing John Zorn’s Passagen, plus dancers, at Damrosch Park, free.

7/27, 1 PM a free screening of the Serbian brass band documentary Brasslands plus films TBD at the Bunim amphitheatre (across the street from the Walter Reade Theatre) at Lincoln Center.

7/27, 5 PM Israeli/Andalucian crooner Emil Zrihan followed by Cuban salseros Pupy y Los Que Son Son, and then wild female-fronted bollywood surf/funk orchestra the Bombay Royale at Damrosch Park, free

7/27, 7:30 PM first-wave reggae-punk legends the Subhumans at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

7/28, 9ish golden age hip-hop legends Onyx at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $15

7/29, 5 PM Fela cover band Chop & Quench in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

7/29 Cuban diva Melvis Santa, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table

7/30, 6 PM an awesome global twinbill at Madison Square Park, free: Forro in the Dark‘s slinky nocturnal Brazilian sounds followed by explosive, horn-driven Ethiopiques grooves from Debo Band

7/30, 6:30 PM amazingly cool Houston gospel/funk/soul band the Jones Family Singers at Damrosch Park, free

7/31, 7 PM 60s latin soul legend Joe Bataan at Clove Lakes Park, Forest Ave. and Victory Blvd on Staten Island.

7/31, 7:30 PM eclectic, smart, haunting, politically-fueled pan-latin rock songwriter Ani Cordero (once of Bee & Flower and Cordero) at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised.

7/31, 8:30 PM the reliably entertaining, amusing Erin & Her Cello play the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $14

8/1, 7:30 PM pianist/composer and Astor Piazzolla collaborator Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble play their new dance score at Damrosch Park, free.

8/1, 7:30 PM Cuban and Puerto Rican oldschool salsa sounds: the Pedrito Martinez group followed by Jimmy Bosch y Sus Estrellas at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/1, 8 PM wild, humungous (we’re talking 40-piece) Balkan/circus rock band Mucca Pazza at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

8/2, 5ish the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John at Central Park Summerstage.

8/2, 9 PM the Baseball Project – jangly, wickedly literate, historically informed baseball-themed supergroup fronted by Steve Wynn with Peter Buck and Mike Mills from REM and others – at Rough Trade, $20

8/2, 9 PM the guy who made Quentin Tarantino famous, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

8/3, 1 PM Turkish cooner Ahmet Erdogdular, classical Arabic ensemble Shashmaqam, Afghani rubabist Quraishi, and the Crimean Tatars on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free

8/3, 7 PM the Cita Rodriguez Orchestra with special guests Pete Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, Tito Allen, Herman Olivera, Adalberto Santiago, Willie Torres, Eddie Montalvo, andRay Martinez plus the Alma Moyo Drummers play a tribute to salsa legend Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez at Damrosch Park, free.

8/5 the David Virelles Trio, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/5, 7:30 PM piano duo Christina & Michelle Naughton play works by Ravel, Milhaud, John Adams and their new arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat

8/5, 8 PM psychedelic salsa legends Tipica ’73 at East River Park.

8/6, 7 PM psychedelic funkmeisters (and meistress) Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Madison Square Park, free

8/6, 8:30 PM Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell at Damrosch Park, free

8/7, 7:30 PM Tift Merritt plays a rare intimate duo show with guitar/pedal steel genius Eric Heywood at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

8/7, 7:30 PM wild Indian-influenced saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and ensemble play their new ballet soundtrack at Damrosch Park, free.

8/8, 7:30 PM the Campbell Brothers play a “Sacred Steel Love Supreme” (their new arrangement of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme) at Damrosch Park, free

8/8-9, 8 PM the Funky Meters at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

8/9, 1 and 3 PM pianist Pam Goldberg leads an ensemble with Esther Noh, Caitlin Sullivan and Allison Charney playing American and Argentian sounds on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

8/9, 3 PM a contemporary gospel explosion at Central Park Summerstage with Tasha Cobbs, Smokie Norful, Pastor Charles Jenkins, Vashawn Mitchell, Kierra Sheard, Micah Stampley and Brian Courtney Wilson

8/9, 4ish sly fun high-energy grasscore band the Devil Makes Three on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free

8/9, 6 PM C&W legends Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Brooklyn Americana newcomers the Lone Bellow and Rosanne Cash at Damrosch Park, free.

8/9, 8:30 PM wildly popular art-rock guitarist/bandleader St. Vincent at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/10, 3 PM the adventurious indie classical Jack Quartet at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum admission ($10 for adults, $5 stud/srs).

8/10, 5 PM the Music Maker Blues Revue with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and Ironing Board Sam, southern soul cult figure Bobby Patterson, Alabama soul/gospel group St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Damrosch Park, free.

8/12, 5:30 PM alt-country guitarist/songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan outside in the parking lot behind City Winery, free

8/12 the George Burton Quintet, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/12, 7:30 PM the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays works by Haydn, Weber and Paul Schoenfeld at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

8/14 the Junior Brown show at City Winery is not open to the public and tix are not being sold.

8/14, 9 PM somberly catchy, anthemic Canadian art-rock chanteuse Agnes Obel at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

8/16, 9 PM Ten Foot Ganja Plant - who do dub reggae better and more psychedelically than just about anybody – at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

8/19, 6ish badass female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band the Sweetback Sisters in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

8/23 third-wave ska/soul/blues legends the Slackers play the Circle Line boat, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from Pier 83 – 42nd St and the West Side Highway, $30 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc

8/24, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Tompkins Square Park with piano titan Kenny Barron, drummer/bandleader Cindy Blackmon Santana, saxophonist Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith and powerhouse chanteuse Brianne Thomas.

8/24, 10 PM what’s left of the Fania All-Stars at Central Park Summerstage.

8/26 brilliant, tuneful alto saxophonist Yosvany Terry leads his latin jazz Quintet, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/29, 9 PM a killer dark rock doublebill with psychedelic/Americana/indie songwriter Richard Buckner followed by folk noir cult favorites the Handsome Family at Rough Trade, $15 adv tix rec. They’re at the Mercury the following night at 7:30 PM for the same price

9/6, 1 PM monster multiple-piano ensemble Grand Band plays six-piano music by Steve Reich, Kate Moore, Philip Glass, and two New York premieres by Michael Gordon on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

9/6, 8:30 PM wry, literate underground songwriter duo Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby followed by ageless dark glam rocker Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix rec.

9/7, 8 PM the latest desert blues guitar sensation, Bombino at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

 

9/10, 10 PM 90s sci-fi/surf instrumental masked men Man or Astroman at Brooklyn Bowl, $15. They’re also at the Mercury the following night, 9/11 at 10:30 for the same price.

 

9/12 ageless, charmingly jangly lo-fi Japanese rocker women Shonen Knife at the Wick

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