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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

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 and a new calendar for August and September coming on August 1.

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

Good Cop and Bad Cop Review the Hi Grade Ganja Anthems 4 Compilation

Good Cop: You’re on your own with this. I don’t like this album.

Bad Cop: Whoah, you’re the one always accusing me of breaking character and now you’re doing that right off the bat. That’s supposed to be my line.

Good Cop: I don’t care. I think this album is amateurish and panders to a certain demographic, know what I mean? Pot should be legal, sure, but do we have to sing about it?

Bad Cop: [in a fake Jamaican accent] Yeah mon! Greetings in the name of His Imperial Majesty, Haile I Selassie I, JAH!!!! Rastafari, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Igziabeher, Nagus a Nagas, the healing of the nation, the only cure for glaucoma, found on the grave of King Solomon…

Good Cop: You’re mixing your metaphors. And this isn’t a religious album. It’s about getting stoned. And it’s about as interesting as getting stoned.

Bad Cop: How do you know? You’ve never been high.

Good Cop: I don’t think I’m missing anything.

Bad Cop: Fine, more for me.

Good Cop: I’ll bet you’re high right now.

Bad Cop: Hahahahaha. Um, I lost my train of thought. Say, you don’t have any Ring Dings on you, do you?

Good Cop: Seriously, you look pretty stoned.

Bad Cop: I think that comes from listening to this album. I guess we should go through the tracks. Um, the first one is by Snoop Lion. The point of this one seems to be that we can fight global warming by planting more weed.

Good Cop: The vocals are autotuned. Yuck. You have to be stoned to like this.

Bad Cop: OK, the second track is about drinking ganja tea, and that’s the title of the song. It’s by Keida. I like this one. It’s oldschool, kinda oldschool at least. You know, a real band.

Good Cop: Too top 40 for me.

Bad Cop: Here’s another rootsy track, Cali Green by Mighty Mystic. This one’s a little more of a dub. Good song, huh?

Good Cop: More R&B masquerading as reggae. At least this isn’t autotuned.

Bad Cop: You’re in a bad mood. Here, have some of this [reaches into his pocket].

Good Cop [waves him away] No thanks, I don’t need your saliva.

Bad Cop: You’re no fun. But this album is. The next track is titled simply Marijuana. It’s by Linval Thompson – I think this is an old song, but I can’t remember if I’ve ever heard it before.

Good Cop: That figures. This is obviously an old song: you can tell that this is an overcompressed digital mix of an old analog recording. You know, this one actually isn’t bad.

Bad Cop: Glad you agree. Now where were we? Here’s track four, Marijuana, by Linval Thompson.

Good Cop: We just heard that.

Bad Cop: Oh yeah, duh. OK, here’s track six, another old roots number, I Man a Grasshopper by Pablo Moses.

Good Cop: You skipped a track.

Bad Cop: Huh?

Good Cop: We just heard track four. Now you’re saying we should listen to track six.

Bad Cop: No, this is track five.

Good Cop: No it’s not.

Bad Cop: Oh yeah, you’re right. But we might as well listen to I Man a Grasshopper. It’s got a clavinova and distorted guitar through a cheap amp. It sounds so Jamaica, 1980. I love it! Yeah mon!

Good Cop: You know, if we were around back then, we’d be listening to something more substantial.

Bad Cop: I was around back then

Gooc Cop: But you weren’t listening to this.

Bad Cop: I didn’t know this existed. Not many people outside Jamaica knew this existed and I wasn’t in Jamaica. [aside] I was deprived as a child.

Good Cop: Good thing you were deprived or you wouldn’t have any brain cells left.

Bad Cop: You’re just jealous. OK, we’re now going to hear track seven, Oh Mr. DC by Sugar Minott with Fantan Mojah and Military Man.

Good Cop: You forgot track five.

Bad Cop: Oh yeah, We’ll get back to that. This is more of a dancehall song. Very in the moment. Roots riddim, but it’s all hi-tech.

Good Cop: And those R&B vocals. Not my favorite.

Bad Cop: Me neither. Now here’s, um, what track were we just listening to?

Goood Cop: That was Oh Mr. DC. But you forgot track five.

Bad Cop: Aw, wow, ok, let’s hear that one, Weed Fields, by Desi Roots. Now this is a great song! I don’t know this one. Obviously from the golden age. Good band, good singer, a real crooner. Good lyrics too.

Good Cop: This sounds like a reggae remake of a Vegas pop song from the sixties. I don’t know which one. Any idea?

Bad Cop: You know what, you’re probably right. This is my favorite track so far.

Good Cop: Yeah, not bad. Now let’s hear track six, I Man a Grasshopper, by Pablo Moses.

Bad Cop: I think I’ve heard this before. An old roots tune.

Good Cop: You have heard it before. About ten minutes ago.

Bad Cop [sheepishly grinning]: OK, you got me. Got me good. Here’s track seven, Oh Mr. DC – wait, didn’t we hear this one?

Good Cop: Yes, if you weren’t so high you would realize that we’re on, um…where are we? What’s next?

Bad Cop [unwrapping a stick of Roll-O's]: Um, that’s why I brought you along. For the heavy lifting.

Good Cop: If this is heavy lifting then you’re a lightweight.

Bad Cop: Who’s calling who a lightweight? You didn’t even smoke.

Good Cop: Enough already. Um, the next song is track eight, One Draw, by Rita Marley. Speaking of lightweight, I never understood why this song was so popular.

Bad Cop: This isn’t Rita Marley. It’s some dancehall guy.

Good Cop: Oh yeah, you’re right. This is Alborosie featuring Camilla. I actually think this is better than the original. Which doesn’t mean that I liked the original.

Bad Cop: Don’t be such a sourpuss. Here, have a Roll-O.

Good Cop: OK, thanks. Now we’re on, what, track nine? This is Collie Herb Man. Do these songs really need titles? Aren’t they all pretty much the same anyway?

Bad Cop: I hate it when people say all reggae sounds the same. On this album so far we’ve heard some classic roots, some dancehall and some of whatever you call what they’re doing these days in Jamaica, it’s kind of hip-hop. And you remember that Jamaicans invented hip-hop.

Good Cop: Yeah, back in the 1950s. Anyway, this is Katchafire doing Collie Herb Man. This is bizarre. Is that a vibraphone or just a synthesizer?

Bad Cop: Whoah! This is a Steel Pulse cover. This is a fair approximation, but the original was better.

Good Cop: I learn something new every day. OK, next track. How many damn songs are on this album, anyway?

Bad Cop [grinning] Lots! This is High Grade by Jamelody featuring Natural Black. You know, the crooner-plus-toaster routine. Chaka Demus and Pliers, that sort of thing.

Good Cop: Wow, that’s a name I never thought I’d ever hear again.

Bad Cop: Who?

Good Cop: Chaka Demus. What was his big hit?

Bad Cop: Murder She Wrote [sings] “Murder she wrote, murder she wrote…”

Good Cop: OK, that’s enough, you’re no Chaka Demus. Pliers, maybe.

Bad Cop: That song didn’t set me on fire. Track eleven is Puff It, by I-Octane.

Good Cop: This is awful. Autotune, yuck. How long is this album? I don’t have all day to sit around and listen to Jamaicans rap about how much they like to smoke weed.

Bad Cop: It’s a long one! The next song is Hi Grade, by Busy Signal.

Good Cop: We already heard this.

Bad Cop: No we didn’t. It’s spelled differently. Now this one I like. Oldschool 80s style dancehall except that it’s new.

Good Cop: This is a ripoff of Murder She Wrote!

Bad Cop: Wow. If you hadn’t mentioned it, I never would have noticed.

Good Cop: Let’s make this a wrap. The next song is Collie Weed, by Shinehead.

Bad Cop: I LOVE this song! This is right from around the time the original came out. They took one of the worst songs ever written, Summer Breeze, by Seals & Crofts, and turned it into a ganja-smoking anthem. You know, I saw Shinehead do this live on Rockers TV with Earl Chin.

Good Cop: You know what, this is better than the original. Which isn’t saying much. How many more songs do we have to hear?

Bad Cop: Not done yet. Next one is Sensi Addict by Horace Ferguson. Wait, this sounds like a girl singing. Who is this?

Good Cop: Your guess as good as mine.

Bad Cop: This sounds like it was made with a Casio and a cheap mic, in 1985.

Good Cop: Probably was. That happens a lot in the third world.

Bad Cop: True. OK, next song. Strong Sensi, by Little John. Another really good one I never heard of. Obviously about thirty years old, maybe older. Out-of-tune piano, string synth, a real band.

Good Cop: Actually it’s not anywhere near that old. But it’s a clever imitation. Are we done yet?

Bad Cop: Nope. Next song is Better Collie, by Horace Andy.

Good Cop: If you just tuned in, we’re listening to, what is the name of this album?

Bad Cop: The Hi Grade Ganja Anthems 4 compilation. In honor of 4/20.

Good Cop: Horace Andy, now this guy I know. From my brother during his ska phase in high school. This is more of a reggae song.

Bad Cop: Guy from the golden age of ska, skanking about di herb! I love it!

Good Cop: Moving right along, the next song is, oh god, Sensimania, what a title. By Welton Irie. Never heard of the guy.

Bad Cop: Guessing it’s from the 80s. The last gasp of roots before dancehall took over. You know, the “murderah” chorus. Come to think of it, I know this song. I think I actually have it on a mixtape somewhere.

Good Cop: Wouldn’t surprise me. Is that it?

Bad Cop: Nope. Last song is Bring the Kouchie Come, by Mystic Eyes. Wow, I’m really impressed by this one. The production is really good and oldschool. And there’s a dub at the end, very cool.

Good Cop: Whew, I never though we’d ever get through this thing. To me this is just a random playlist. Is there such a thing as a reggae song that doesn’t mention getting stoned, anyway?

Bad Cop: I love this album. I know there are a few weak tracks but the good stuff is priceless.

Good Cop: So where can we stream this tedious thing online?

Bad Cop: Um, I forgot to plug in my phone and it’s dead. Can you google it? The album, I mean.

Good Cop [after half an hour of nonstop googling]: Answer is that you can’t. But you can hear everything here except for the Welton Irie song on youtube – you can use the links above in each of the song titles. The Welton Irie tune seems to be very obscure. You’re gonna have to digitize that track you have on that mixtape and upload it somewhere.

Bad Cop: Ha, if I can find it. Sure is fun being a grouch and ragging on random bands, isn’t it? You’ve been breaking character all day and I haven’t busted you once.

Good Cop: You’re right, I’m sick of the goody two-shoes routine. We should switch roles more often. Especially if blog boss gives us another one of these. I thought we were on a roll with this blog for awhile, but after this, you gotta wonder…

Bad Cop: Blog boss would never sink to the level of seriously reviewing an album of weedhead reggae songs. Strictly for the B team. That’s us.

Good Cop: You know what, blog boss doesn’t like grunt work like researching individual songs. How much you wanna bet we end up with the next compilation album this blog does?

Bad Cop: Bring it on. Hey, do you have my Roll-O’s?

Good Cop: Oh yeah, here, I was sitting on them. Hey, wait a minute, these smell like weed!

Bad Cop: Heh heh heh…

New York City Live Music Calendar for April and May 2014

This page isn’t being updated anymore. The May/June calendar is here.  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. 4/24 and 5/31: Beethoven Moonlight Sonata (Op. 27, No. 2, the companion Quasi una fantasia); Ravel Tombeau de Couperin; t.b.a5/10 and 5/22: Beethoven Spring Sonata, Boccherini Violin / Piano Sonata in C, with violinist Gregor Kitzis.  email for info/location.

Opening 4/9 and continuing 4/12, 4/16, 4/23, and 4/26 at 8 PM plus 4/13 at 2 PM, 4/19 at 10 PM, 4/24 at 7 PM, Easy Leap Theatre Company presents Hearts of Gold, from Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts 1 & 2. Directed by Emma Rosa Went, the venue becomes the Boar’s Head Tavern, where the heir to the throne hides from her future and her father with the help of the carefree and occasionally criminal Sir John Falstaff. But war is brewing, the King’s grasp on power is slipping, and responsibility is waiting just outside the door.” At the Cellar at the West End (107th and Broadway), free with a $15 food/drink min.

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 April (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 April, 9:30ish killer guitarist Boo and mandolinist Elena from Demolition String Band host country karaoke at Rodeo Bar. Live band, wild things happening.

Mondays in April, 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 April, 10 PM, Star Rover (edgy guitarist Will Graefe and drummer Jeremy Gustin) do their tuneful Americana/punk/jazz thing at Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint with special guests. The 4/21 show with Ronald Reagan (Boston’s hilarious “Premier 80’s Pop Saxophone Duo” and scary-good folk noir chanteuse Larkin Grimm plus the 4/28 show with avant jazz voice/keyboard duo Kristin Slipp and Dov Manski, then Cleek Schrey and Shazahd Ismaily and Kenny Wolleson’s uzUpisianswith are especially recommended.

Mondays in April, 11ish Red Baraat drummer/bandleader Sunny Jain’s hypnotic but propulsive Tongues in Trees with chanteuse Samita Sinha and guitarist Grey McMurray at Nublu,

Also Mondays in April 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 April 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 April, 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.

Wednesdays in April, 8ish glam/goth goddess Kristeen Young at Bowey Electric, $10

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 April, 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 ACJW plays 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 April Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in gypsy 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 April, 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 April at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in April 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 at 6 PM in May at Barbes, Yvette Perez’s funky Persian art-rock band Mitra Sumara play classic, frequently haunting covers from Iran in the 60s and 70s

Saturdays in April, 6 PM eclectic cellist/bandleader Marika Hughes at Barbes. Good singer, strong and funky songwriter, thoughtful lyricist, and as a cellist she’s got all kinds of technique you wouldn’t expect. An inspiration to low-register string players of all sorts. 

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) 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, 8/11 PM mighty Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

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 April 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 April long-running 90s style dancehall reggae band the Skadanks - veterans of a gazillion Marijuana Marches – at Drom, $10.

4/1, 7:30 PM haunting, eclectic chanteuse Inna Barmash and her band play haunting, sometimes deviously funny Yiddish lullabies and love songs at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St, $15.

4/1, 7:30 PM the Yale School of Drama presents Stravinsky’s wry, subtly subversive The Soldier’s Tale (L’histoire du Soldat) at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $30 tix avail.

4/1-2 a stellar lineup – Tim Hagans – trumpet; Greg Osby – alto saxophone; Dan Tepfer – piano; Ben Allison – bass; Matt Wilson – drums plays a salute to Keith Jarrett, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/1, 7:30 PM chanteuse Sanda Weigl and theatrical Austrian crooner Klaus Pohl host an evening of Viennese fin-de-siècle music and poetry at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

4/1, 7:30 PM NYFOS concludes their season with an all-star cast singing works by Harold Meltzer, David Lang, Fred Hersch and others at Opera America’s National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave at 29th St, free but res req.

4/1, 8 PM pyrotechnic but eclectic and soulful flamenco/Balkan acoustic guitarist Hernan Romero at Drom, $15

4/1, 8 PM wry, subtle, lyrical Americana rock chanteuse Karen Hudson and her band at the Way Station.

4/1, 7:30 PM the Cypress String Quartet plays the New York premiere of George Tsontakis’ String Quartet No. 6 plus selections from Dvorák’s Cypresses and Schubert’s String Quartet No.15 in G Major at Subculture, $30 tix avail.

4/1-5, 8 PM jazz violin titan Regina Carter plays new tunes from her new album Southern Comfort at Birdland.

4/1-6, 8/10 PM the Jack Quartet is in residency at the Stone, many works by avant garde composers.

4/1, 9 PM sly, rustic late 20s style jug band/hokum blues crew Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues at the Jalopy, free

4/1, 9 PM RelativE ResonancE w/ Devin Gray, drums + compositions; Chris Speed, saxophone; Kris Davis, piano; Adam Hopkins, bass at Korzo.

4/1, 9:30 PM Everything But the Girl’s Ben Watt with Bernard Butler on guitar, playing songs off Watt’s new debut solo album at Joe’s Pub,$25 adv tix rec; 4/2 they’re at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, assuming that they’ve reopened, same time/price.

4/2, 7:30 PM gender-bending chanteur/chanteuse Kim Smith sings noir cabaret at le Poisson Rouge, $10 adv tix rec.

4/2, 8 PM Honeyfingers – the collaboration between noir guitar genius Jim Campilongo and pedal steel player Jonny Lam – at Barbes

4/2, 8 PM Poor Man’s Whiskey plays their bluegrass version of Dark Side of the Moon at Brooklyn Bowl, $7

4/2, 8 PM the Hot Club of Cowtown- who’ve taken a wildly successful detour into Djangoesque Romany guitar jazz – at Subculture, $20.

4/2, 8 PM pensive, spectacularly eclectic multi-instrumentalist Matt Kanelos plays the album release show for his new one at the small room at the Rockwood. He’s also here on 4/16, same time

4/2, 9 PM wickedly fun Staten Island oldtimey party band the Wahoo Skiffle Crazies at Union Hallat Union Hall, $10.

4/2-3, 9:30 PM elegant lyrical third-stream-inclined pianist Aaron Parks plays Smalls with Chris Cheek – tenor sax , Omer Avital – bass , Allan Mednard – drums

4/2, 11 PM fun, anthemic Spector-esque retro girl-group band Pep at Glasslands, $12.

4/3, 1 PM the Minguet Quartet play selections from Bach’s Art of the Fugue plus the Gould String Quartet at Trinity Church, free

4/3, 7:30 PM chamber orchestra New York Baroque Incorporated play music by Jewish composers Salamone Rossi, Felix Mendelssohn, and Benedetto Marcello at the Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E 65th St.

4/3-4 the Alfredo Rodriguez Trio featuring guitarist Lionel Loueke and drummer Henry Cole play the album release show for their new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Friday. 4/5-6 pianist Rodriguez switches to a quartet with tenor player Roman Filiu.

4/3, 7:30 PM the Lysander Piano Trio play works by Shostakovich, John Musto, Schubert and Jakob Ciupinski at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $20/$10 stud/srs.

4/3, 8 PM eclectic, intense jazz/Americana/global folk violinist Skye Steele followed eventually at 10 by brilliantly lyrical, savagely funny, expertly tuneful songwriter/guitarist Avi Fox-Rosen playing the album release show for his devious new greatest-hits album Where Is My Parade at Cake Shop.

4/3, 8 PM Matt Darriau‘s intense klezmer-fueled Paradox Trio with Rufus Cappadocia – cello, Brad Shepik- guitar, Seido Salifoski – dumbeks/percussion at Barbes

4/3, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra with pianist John Wilson performs the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Sibelius’ Symphony No.2 at Symphony Space, $25.

4/3, 9 PM Greg Garing - arguably the most talented, exhilarating Americana guitarist or pianist this blog has ever covered – at Hill Country, free. The next day 4/4, 9 PM he’s at at Hill Country Brooklyn, 345 Adams St, downtown.

4/3, 9ish captivating Americana chanteuse Megan Reilly with her band at Beast of Bourbon.

4/4, 7 PM WNYC’s annual Battle of the Bands presents their Bronx edition. The borough’s top contender this year seems to be roots reggae outfit Royal Khaoz . $15 includes a drink or $30 for open wine/beer bar plus the show!

4/4, 7:30 PM pianist Armen Donelian plays the album release for his paradigm-shifting new one Sayat-Nova, which reinvents compositions by the legendary 18th century Armenian composer, a forerunner of Chopin, at Cornelia St. Cafe.

4/4, 8 PM percussionist Luis Tabuenca leads an improvisational ensemble with singer Dafna Naphtali, bass monster James Ilgenfritz, altoist Briggan Krauss and others at the Firehouse Space, $10

4/4, the Brooklyn What, who are to 2014 what both the Dead Boys and the Clash were to 1979, at Muchmore’s. 4/12 they’re at Pet Rescue, 346 Morgan Ave (it’s frontman Jamie & guitarist John’s bday show, it’ll be a mobscene).

4/4, 9 PM deviously charismatic, eclectic Romany punk/oldtime swing band Kagero at Bar Chord in Ditmas Park. They’re also at the Way Station at 10 on 4/25

4/4, 9/11 PM trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and band play a bday celebration at the Jazz Gallery, $22.

4/4, 9 PM Certain General lead guitarist/noir crooner Phil Gammage at Bella Napoli, 130 Madison Ave, free. His band the Rebel Factory is at Otto’s on the 6th at 10.

4/4, 10 PM Cumbiagra – who are sort of a sextet.- at Barbes.

4/4, 10:30 PM soul organ/trombone grooves with  the Dave Gibson /Jared Gold B3 Quintet at the Fat Cat

4/4, 10:30 PM intense state-of-the-art pianist Gerald Clayton leads a trio at Smalls; 4/4 he’s back with a quintet with Lionel Lueke – guitar , Joe Sanders – bass , Justin Brown – drums.

4/4, 11 PM bass legend Tony Maimone’s haunting, cinematic postrock project No Grave Like the Sea at Spike Hill, $7.

4/4, 11 PM the funky, eclectic Balkan/latin/hip-hop Underground Horns play the album release show for their new one at Drom, $10

4/5, half past noon 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 by NYC’s funnest band, psychedelic Peruvian-style surf rockers Chicha Libre at Littlefield

4/5, 3/6 PM Erica Gould’s harrowing Reconstruction drama Exodus: Dreams of the Promised Land in Antebellum America with texts drawn from the writings of Solomon Northrup, Frederick Douglass, Angelina Grimké, and anonymous slave narratives, plus musical works by American composers William Billings (1746 – 1800), Stephen Jenks (1772 – 1856), early spirituals and Shaker hymns sung by the Western Wind Ensemble, at the Fraunces Tavern Museum Gallery, 54 Pearl St, $35/$25 stud/srs.

4/5, 5 PM the New Yorker Trio: Emir Gamsizoglu, piano; Yigit Karatas, violin; Anastasia Golenis cheva, cello play music of J.S. Bach, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla at Caffe Vivaldi.

4/5, 6 PM socially aware, oldtimey-flavored Americana band 2/3 Goat at the small room at the Rockwood

4/5, 7 PM powerhouse, funky Chicago blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff leads his trio at Terra Blues

4/5, 7:30 PM wild Romany punk/circus rock band Caravan of Thieves at Subculture, $15. Followed at 10 (separate admission, same cover) by steel pan ensemble the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and then psychedelic hammered dulcimer band House of Waters

4/5, 8 PM Senegalese griot trio Les Fréres Guissé, roots-reggae/Afrobeat collective Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, and charismatic Malian chanteuse Fatoumata Diawara at the Apollo, $25 tix avail. through the World Music Institute are your best deal.

4/5, 8 PM eclectic nuevo tango/jazz pianist Emilio Teubal leads a trio at Tomi Jazz, $10 + $10 min.

4/5, 8 PM classical guitarist Thibault Cauvin plays a program TBA at the third stage at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St.), $15 + $10.

4/5, 8:30ish Beatlesque psych-pop band the Colorines followed by trippy, tuneful chamber pop/psychedelic pop bandleader Sam Kogon at the Mercury, $10

4/5, 9 PM Unsteady Freddy‘s reliably good monthly surf rock show at Otto’s has the tangy Aquatudes at 9, the even twangier Smiling Bigsbys at 10, Connecticut legends 9th Wave – who outdo Dick Dale at wild tremolo-picking sometimes – and then the Blue Demons sometime after midnight.

4/5, 9 PM catchy highway rockers Greg Smith & the Broken English – a more upbeat, down-to-earth counterpart to Deer Tick – play the album release show for their new one Ramblin’ Road at Bowery Electric

4/5, 9 PM big horn-fueled psychedelic funk band Turkuaz at Brooklyn Bowl.

4/5, 9/10:30 lyrical, ceaselessy surprising pianist Kris Davis leads a trio with Mary Halvorson, guitar; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

4/5, 9:30 PM Dollshot, featuring Wes Matthews (keyboard); Peter Bitenc (bass); and Mike Pride (drums) performs new art songs with music and lyrics by Noah and Rosalie Kaplan (saxophone and voice, respectively), blending microtonal melodies, Weimar, and post-rock from their highly anticipated forthcoming album, Lalande at Spectrum, $10.

4/5, 10 PM eclectic western swing baritone crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Rock Shop, $8

4/5, 10 PM moody acoustic soundtrack-style atmospherics with the Inner Banks at Union Hall, $8.

4/5, 10 PM high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes

4/5, 10:30 PM the Brighton Beat – who have a great online archive of live jams – play psychedelic jazzy Afrobeat at Spike Hill

4/5, 11 PM snarling, tunefully energetic post-Sabbath riffrock/stoner/arena-rockers Easy Company at Arlene’s.

4/6, 2 PM virtuoso choral ensemble Calmus sing works by Schein, Schutz, Dediu and Schumann at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium, 60 W 12th St., $17/$5 stud.

4/6, 3 PM Claudia Schaer, violin and Max Lifchitz, piano play music from across the Americas and Europe by Lifchitz, Elizabeth Bell, Silvia Berg, Luciano Berio, Juan Pablo Contreras, Tonia Ko, Matthew Peterson & Bernard Rands at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free.

4/6, 3 PM Georgia-born pianist Nino Jvania plays works by women composers: Elizabeth Hoffman, Katarina Miljkovic, Yoon-Ji Lee, Caroline Park and Eka Chabashvili plus Stockhausen’s late-career partita Natural Durations at Spectrum, $15

4/6, 4 PM up-and-coming early music ensemble Guido’s Ear play a program TBA at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted.

4/6, 4 PM bluegrass stars James Reams and the Barnstormers at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10/$5 under 12

4/6, 6:30 PM, repeating on 4/7 a half-hour later, Metropolis Ensemble plays four premieres including soloists harpist Bridget Kibbey on Vivian Fung’s Harp Concerto, mandolinist Avi Avital on David Bruce’s Cymbeline, guitarist Mattias Jacobsson on Jakub Ciupinski’s Concerto for Guitar, and the Quartet Senza Misura revives the concerto grosso format in Chris Cerrone’s High Windows at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

4/6, 7 PM violinist Cornelius Dufallo and bassist Partirck Derivaz create soundscapes with thereminist/keyboardist Rob Schwimmer at Spectrum, $15

4/6, 7:30 PM eclectic jam-oriented mostly-female klezmer/tango/jazz band Isle of Klezbos plays the album release show for their amazing new one Live from Brooklyn at Joe’s Pub, $14.

4/6, 8/9:30 PM Italian free jazz with the Jooklo Duo – Virginia Genta and David Vanzan, with Bill Nace (guitar) and Tamio Shiraishi (sax) – at Jack, $10 per set. They’re also at Issue Project Room on 4/10 at 8 for five bucks more

4/6, 9ish charismatic ghoulabilly entertainer Reid Paley in a rare duo show with the Breeders’ Carrie Bradley upstairs at 2A.

4/6, 9 PM pensive, tuneful dark Americana/bluegrass singer/bandleader Sarah Goldfeather at the big room at the Rockwood. SisterMonk play their high-energy Romany/punk/funk play the small room at the same time.

4/6, 10ish Dahlia Dumont and her band DecaDence play “reggae, sultry ballads, tango, samba, and more in both French and English” at Bowey Electric, $10

4/7, 7:30 PM the the DaCapo Chamber Players and the Imani Winds play dazzlingly eclectic chamber works by their esteemed flutist/composer Valerie Coleman at Symphony Space, $20.

4/7, 8 PM versatile oldschool/newschool soul avatar and saxophone powerhouse Lakecia Benjamin at the big room at the Rockwood, $!0. Smartly politically aware, intense, angst-ridden Americana rocker Amy Speace teams up with powerpop guitar god James Mastro at the third room (enter on Orchard St.), $15 plus $10 min

4/7, 8 PM the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble plays a “composer portrait” of Joan Tower plus works by Bach at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail.

4/7, 8:30 PM Deanna Witkowski on vocals and keys with Michael O’Brien on bass and Scott Latsky on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

4/8, 7 PM smart, original oldschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne plays the album release show for her new one at the big room at the Rockwood.

4/8, 7 PM artsy, Americana-flavored, eclectic literate rockers Balthrop Alabama at Bric Arts near BAM, free

4/8, 7:30 PM bassist Brian Glassman’s Klezmer Jazz Alliance at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St, $15.

4/8, 7:30 PM violinist Miriam Fried leads a piano ensemble playing Haydn, Piano Trio No. 42 in E Flat Major, Hob. XV:30; David Ludwig, Aria Fantasy for Piano Quartet; (NY premiere); Schubert, String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887 at the Morgan Library, $35 .

4/8, 8 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet followed at 9 by Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

4/8, 8 PM Gabrielle Herbst’s avant garde opera Bodiless – examining three ominous states of “bodilessness,” one of them being death,  taking its inspiration from French feminist writer Hélène Cixous’ dream diaries Dream I Tell You – with music by Contemporaneous, sung by Lucy Dhegrae, Ariadne Greif, and the composer herself at Roulettte, $20.

4/8-13 pianist Kenny Barron leads a quintet with Dayna Stephens on tenor, Mike Rodriguez on trumpet, Kiyoshi Kitagawa on bass, Johnathan Blake on drums at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

4/8. 9 PM charming jarmony-driven oldtime front-porch folk with the Carper Family at Hill Country Brooklyn, 345 Adams St., downtown. They’re at the restaurant’s Manhattan branch on 26th St. the following night 4/8 at 10

4/8, 9:30 PM rising star third-stream Turkish-born jazz pianist Selen Gülün and her trio at Drom, $10.

4/8, 10:30 PM devious powerpop cult artist Patti Rothberg at Rodeo Bar

4/8 10:30 PM the Lucas Pino two-guitar No Net Nonet at Smalls

4/9, 6 PM bluegrass/alt-country stars Rhonda Vincent & the Rage at the big room at the Rockwood, $10. Popular 90s alt-country songwriter/chanteuse Kim Richey plays around the corner at the third room at 8 for $20 + $10 min.

4/9,7 PM Bulgarian chanteuse Vlada Tomova‘s rustic, exciting a-cappella trio with Valentina Kvasova and Shelley Thomas at Barbes

4/9, 8 PM two of the most relevant, intelligent lyricists out there right now, Brother Ali and Immortal Technique at Highline Ballroom. Tech is also at Brooklyn Bowl on 4/11 at  9 PM for $20

4/9, 9 PM phenomenal bandoneon virtuoso/nuevo tango composer JP Jofre leads a quintet with strings and piano at Something Jazz Club, $12

4/9, 10 PM harmony-driven front porch folk with the Carper Family at Hill Country, free.

4/10, 7 PM Kristin Hoffmann plays 2 sets: the first being trip-hop arrangements of some of her haunting chamber pop songs, the second more in keeping with her signature, ambient art-rock, at the Slipper Room, $10

4/10-13 intense lyrical postbop pianist Benny Green leads a trio, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Sat.

4/10, 8 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester leads a quartet featuring “X vocals” followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes.

4/10-19, 8 PM Anthony Braxton‘s large ensembles take over Roulette with performances by the Trillium Chamber Players, Falling River Music Nonet plus segmented performances of his atmospheric, witty opera Trillium J, $30 adv tix highly rec.

4/10, 8 PM guitarist Mary Halvorson and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa’s Ensemble Ouest at the Firehouse Space, $10

4/10, 8 PM Victor Gonzalves, Cesar Garabini, Jeremy Powell, Rogerio Boccato, Marcos Kluzka, Fernanda Bravo and others revisit Stan Getz’ pioneering 1960s bossa jazz at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village, $15 incl free wine bar all night!

4/10, 8:30 PM the chamber jazz group that started it all, the Claudia Quintet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

4/10, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on 4/24.

4/10, 10 PM darkly intense jazz/klezmer piano innovator Anthony Coleman solo at the Stone, $15

4/10, 9ish Jan Bell & the Maybelles – all-female dark folk band with a frontwoman who makes the connection between Britfolk and bluegrass – at Beast of Bourbon.

4/10, 9 PM terse, smart, edgy Turkish classical/jazz pianist Selen Gulun at Nublu

4/11, 7 PM hard-charging, creepy Nashville gothic narratives with MacMcCarty & the Kidd Twist Band followed by melancholy acoustic cover project – and Spanking Charlene spinoff – the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn at Sidewalk.

4/11, 7 PM brilliant, lushly nocturnal oldschool soul duo Dwight & Nicole play the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $10; at 9 Brandi & the Alexanders continue the oldschool soul vein at the small room there for free.

4/11, 7 PM wild sophisticated haunting Ethiopiques jazz/Afrobeat/dance orchestra Feedel Band at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook, free.

4/11, 7 PM haunting, soaring ghazal chanteuse Falu followed at 8 by intense, funky Indian brass band Red Baraat at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec.

4/11, 7:30 PM, repeating on 4/13 at 3 PM baritone Ulrich Hartung and a chamber ensemble with piano, viola, cello, winds and brass perform Schubert’s immortal, morose Winterreise suite at at the Liederkranz of New York, 6 E 87th, free, reception to follow.

4/11, 8 PM elegant classical Korean sanjo music with an all-star ensemble: Yi Ji-youngon (gayageum — plucked zither), Kang Eun-il (haegeum — spike fiddle), Cheong Dae-seog (geomungo — plucked zither) and Lee Tae-baek (ajaeng — bowed zither and Janggo — hour-glass drum at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., $20

4/11, 8 PM diverse bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo’s Sextet followed at 10 by the ostensibly aphrodisiac Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group – at Barbes.

4/11, 8:30 PM unselfconsciously haunting great plains folk noir chanteuse Ember Schrag – this blog’s new favorite songwriter- and her band at Troost, 1011 Manhattan Ave (Greenpoint), free

4/11, midnight a 20s hot jazz twinbill with Carte Blanche Ensemble and the Avalon Dance Band at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

4/11, 8 PM rising star pianist Andrea Lodge plays solo piano music of Bach, Brahms and Ives at the Firehouse Space.

4/11, 9 PM ten-piece country/gypsy/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10.

4/11, 9/11 PM drummer Dan Weiss leads his large ensemble through the album release show for their new one at the Jazz Gallery, $20

4/11, 10 PM irrepressible, hilarious cowpunk/honkytonk spoofers Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Grand Victory, $8.

4/12, 4 PM Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) join forces to play Erik Satie works at Barbes followed at 6 by eclectic cellist/bandleader Marika Hughes.

4/12, 6 PM dark hypnotic downtempo piano rock grooves with pianist Eve Lesov and her band at the small room at the Rockwood

4/12, 6 PM paradigm-shifting jazz cellist Akua Dixon & Quartette Indigo 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.

4/12, 7 PM intense, dramatic, vividly lyrical chanteuse/songwriter Elaine Romanelli at Caffe Vivaldi

4/12, 7 PM Moroccan sintir virtuoso and trance-music master Hassan Hakmoun plays the album release show for his new one at Joe’s Pub, $20.

4/12, 7 PM Mark Peskanov, violin and Luigi Attademo, guitar play an all-Paganini program at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

4/12, 7:15 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 4/26

4/12,7:30 PM pioneering sax ensemble the Prism Quartet with Steve Lehman and Rudresh Manathappa at Symphony Space, $22/$17 stud/srs. They’ll be back here on 5/9 with Tim Ries and Miguel Zenon and then on 6/12 with Dave Liebman and Greg Osby

4/12, 8 PM the haunting, charismatic, blues-infused king of noir New York rock songwriting, LJ Murphy in a rare duo performance with pianist Patrick McLellan followed eventually at 10 by ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs  at Sidewalk.

4/12, 8 PM brilliant, haunting Finnish jazz guitarist/oud player Jussi Reijonen with the group from his amazing new album: pianist Utar Artun, acoustic bassist Bruno Råberg and percussionists Tareq Rantisi and Sergio Martínez at Alwan for the Arts, $20

4/12, 8 PM C&W legend Emmylou Harris at BAM, $35 adv tix a must.

4/12, 8 PM intriguing contemporary Slovenian composer-performers meet their US counterparts: Uros Rojko, Larisa Vrhunc, and Matej Bonin and three Americans – Stuart Diamond, Demetrius Spaneas, and Sandra Sprecher, at the Firehouse Space, $10.

4/12, 8 PM acclaimed Korean pansori crooner Lim Hyeun-bin and orchestra playing traditional epics at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., $20

4/16, 8 PM this years’s adventurous MATA new music festival kicks off with Finnish Ensemble Uusinta, doing the world premiere of Hikari Kiyama’s Joruri Death Metal at the Kitchen

4/12-15 at various times it’s the American Festival of Microtonal Music kicking off 4/12 at 9 at Spectrum with music by Skip La Plante, Eduardo Caballero, Svjetlana Bukvich, Richard Carr, Cristian Amigo, Yonat and Michael Hafftka. “The night’s band features guitarist Vito Ricci, trumpeter Joshua Levinson, and double bassist Joshua Morris. The evening alternates interviews with music prominently emphasizing 128 note tuning from the eighth octave of the harmonic series,” $20

4/12, 9ish Mad Juana bring their brooding punk-influenced southwestern gothic to Beast of Bourbon.

4/12 dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at the Mercury, 9:30 PM, $12 adv tix rec.

4/12, 10 PM edgy sardonic Japanese Brooklyn postpunk girlband the Hard Nips at the Cameo Gallery. 4/17 at 11 ish they’re at Shea Stadium.

4/12, 11 PM creepy keyboard-driven art-rock/goth band the Devil’s Broadcast at Hank’s

4/12, 11 PM Isle of Rhodes play glammy, sardonic keyboard-driven art-rock and funky chamber pop at Rock Shop,$10.

4/13, noon, Zimbabwean-American conductor Vimbayi Kaziboni makes his New York debut leading an octet performing Grisey’s “Vortex Temporum” at Spectrum, $20

4/13, 4 PM Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra play Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 at Symphony Space, $35. Followed at 7 PM (separate $30 admission) by legendary Armenian oudist Richard Hagopian.

4/13, 4 PM Arnaud Sussman, violin and Orion Weiss, piano play piano sonatas by Beethoven, Bach, Grieg and Brahms at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

4/13, 5 PM William Christie conducts Juilliard’s vocalists and Juilliard415, the Historical Performance Program’s chamber orchestra, in Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Actéon, which draws on the hunter’s life-changing encounter with the goddess Diana in Ovid’s Metamorphoses at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 tix avail.

4/13, 7 PM eclectic oldtime acoustic blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at Terra Blues.

4/13, 7:30 PM wild crazy female-fronted string-driven Balkan band Fishtank Ensemble at Joe’s Pub $14

4/13, 7:30 PM David Aladashvili plays piano music of Schumann, Scriabin, and 13 works by 13 composers at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

4/13, 8 PM 70s art-rock/chamber pop legend Al Stewart solo acoustic at City Winery, $32 standing room avail. The Man for All Seasons may be On the Border now, but he hasn’t let Time Passages phase him.

4/13, 8:30/10:30 PM artsy, torchy jazz/funk songbird/saxophonist Grace Kelly leads a quintet at Iridium, $25

4/13, 10:30 PM the the NYCity Slickers play high-energy harmony-driven bluegrass and honkytonk at Rodeo Bar.

4/13, 11ish ferocious reverb-driven noir garage rockers Twin Guns at Glasslands, $10

4/14, starting at 1 PM and continuing into the night it’s the annual Postcrypt Folk Festival on the Columbia quad east of Broadway at 116th St. Highlights: Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues at 2, Anthony DaCosta at 6 and Mike Savino of Tall Tall Trees at 7

4/14, 6:30 PM organist Benjamin Sheen plays “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Charles Tournemire at St. Thomas Church, 53rd/5th Ave., free.

4/14, 7 PM Eduardo Caballero’s Concealment, for bassoon and electronics in its premiere in a collaboration with specific artwork of painter Michael Hafftka. Thereminist Yonat Hafftka and fretless guitarist Michael Hafftka join bassoonist Johnny Reinhard in an homage to the opening night of Passover; guitarist Cristian Amigo inaugurates a blues number; Jacob Barton plays his hoprock for the “udderbot,” an acoustic instrument that sounds somewhat like a “wind-theremin,” he then joins Cristian Amigo in a duo performance, at Specrum, $20

4/14, 7:30 PM the Wee Trio play their wildly original chamber jazz versions of David Bowie songs at Subculture, $12 adv tix rec.

4/14-21 the annual adventurous new music Mata Festival at the Kitchen.

4/15, 7 PM “a spotlight of the microtonal trumpet in recital” with trumpeter Stephen Altoft doing works by Oded-Ben Tal, Elia Koussa, Elizabeth Adams, Donald Bousted, Cornelius Schwehr, Gordon Kampe, Eleri Pound, and Alexander Grebtschenko at Spectrum, $20

4/15-16 the Riverside Band with Dave Douglas– trumpet; Chet Doxas – clarinet, tenor saxophone; Steve Swallow – electric bass; Jim Doxas – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25.

4/15, 7:30 PM pianist Xiayin Wang with the Highline Chamber Orchestra play a program tba at Subculture, $25

4/15, 8 PM dynamic, lyrical pianist Carolina Calvache leads a septet celebrating the release of her debut album Sotareno at Drom, $14.

4/15, 8 PM noir psychedelic rock legend (and Sonic Youth producer) Martin Bisi plays the album release show for his new and superb album Ex Nihilo at Glasslands, $12.

4/15, 9ish eclectic dark punk blues/Americana duo Slim Wray at Hank’s.

4/16, 7:30 PM the Manhattan String Quartet plays music of Stravinsky, Webern, Dutilleux, Eric Moe and Craig Walsh at the Tenri Cultural Insittute, 43A W 13th St., $20/$10 stud.

4/16, 8 PM accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey at Barbes.

4/16, 8 PM eclectic dark punk blues/Americana duo Slim Wray at Hank’s

4/16, 10 PM garage rock icon Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec. On 4/20, 2 PM shes’ at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, free, get there early; she’s also at the Mercury on 4/21 at 10:30 for $12 in advance.

4/17, 7 PM savagely lyrical, wickedly tuneful art-rock songwriter/bandleader Spottiswoode & His Enemies at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix very highly rec

4/17, 7 PM Alash Ensemble perform otheworldly Tuvan and Central Asian throat-singing music at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted.

4/17, 7:30 PM psychedelic Middle Eastern/Central Asian/Caribbean jamband Tribecastan at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec.

4/17-20 Dr. Lonnie Smith leads a series of trios and a larger ensemble, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Sat.

4/17, 8 PM edgy contemporary Middle Eastern classical music by Syrian composer Zaid Jabri played b cutting-edge trumpeter Amir ElSaffar and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh with a string section at Alwan for the Arts, $20

4/17, 8 PM Mazgani – the Iranian-born Portuguese Nick Cave – at Barbes.

4/17, 8 PM this years’s MATA new music festival continues with pianist Vicky Chow, percussionist Matt Evans, violinist Marina Kifferstein, and others playing Carolyn Chen’s Relationships with Gravity. With popcorn, at the Kitchen, kind of makes sense…

4/17, 8 PM edgy multi-reedman Matt Darriau’s Balkan-inspired Gaida Electrique, Sharabi featuring Frank London & Deep Singh doing their wild bhangra-klezmer melange and then Zion80 playing John Zorn’s Masada and other klezmer jazz treats at Europa in Greenpoint, $15.

4/17, 8 PM edgy Irish songwriter S.J. McArdle and Brandon Wilde (Niall Connolly’s bassist) airing out his own material at the Irish Arts Center, $18

4/17, 8 PM composer/performer Mary Jane Leach,whose otherworldly, ambient works often embody “difference, combination, and interference tones,” at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10

4/17, 9/11 PM the Peter Evans Zebulon Trio takes their trumpet-fueled intensity into the next dimension at the Jazz Gallery, $15 first set, $10 for the second.

4/17, 10 PM wild, intense female-fronted psychedelic guitar power trio Devi at the Lamp Post, 382 2nd St (b/w Brunswick & Monmouth), Jersey City, free

4/17, 10 PM deviously oldtimey swing jazz band Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band followed by Portland, Maine’s outlaw fiddle/violin duo North of Nashville at Union Hall, $10

4/17, 10 PM anthemic Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the small room at the Rockwood.

4/17, 10:30 PM oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar.

4/17, 11ish noir rock legend and Bauhaus bassist David J at Grand Victory, $12.

4/17, 11ish the latest edition of noiserock legends Bunny Brains makes a Bushwick stop at Trans Pecos, 915 Wykcoff, $10. Dan Bunny will be backed by special guests Heavy Laundry (Bob Bannister and Ember Schrag), Weasel Walter, Tim Dahl and Zach Phillips.

4/17, 11 PM all-female Atlanta garage punks the Coathangers at Baby’s All Right, $12.

4/17, midnight, darkly cinematic saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads a quartet with Jeremy Manasia – piano , Barak Mori – bass , Dan Aran – drums at Smalls.

4/18, 5:30 PM dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss followed by the Tall Pines at the American Folk Art Museum.

4/18, 7 PM the Sun Ra Arkestra directed by the ageless Marshall Allen at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

4/18, 7:30 PM atmospheric guitarist/violinist Laura Ortman plays soundscapes alongside projections and visuals at Radiator Arts, 10-61 Jackson Ave (49th/50th Aves),, Long Island City, 7 train to Jackson Ave.

4/18, 7:30 PM high-voltage Afrobeat band Ikebe Shakedown at the Mercury, $12.

4/18, 8 PM brooding, elegant fingerstyle guitarist and Britfolk-influenced chanteuse Debby Schwartz playing the album release show for her new ep at E Gallery, 459 Vanderbilt Ave, (Gates/Greene), Ft. Greene, C to Clinton-Washington, $10. Also on the bill: similarly moody, pensive cellist/songwriter Meaner Pencil and Pentangle cover band Sport & Play.

4/18, 8 PM Carol Lipnik and Matt Kanelos‘ twisted haunting art-rock/psychedelic covers project Ghosts in the Ocean at the third room at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St), $10 + $10 min.

4/18, 8 PM art-rock songwriter/pianist/chanteuse Karen Mantler followed at 10 by exhilarating retro 60s latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Barbes.

4/18, 8 PM this years’s MATA new music festival continues with Talea Ensemble and Ekmeles premiering the bizarrely titled Approach Prune Destroy Begin (sounds like your typical Bushwick poser band, right?) by Dutch composer Edward Hamel, plus a “panoply of other pieces” at the Kitchen

4/18, 9ish singer Abby Hollander‘s honkytonk band at Beast of Bourbon.

4/18, 9/11 PM intense, lyrical pianist Bobby Avey plays the album release show for his new one “Authority Melts From Me at the Jazz Gallery, $22.

4/18, 9/10:30 PM pyrotechnic but soulful drummer Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

4/18, 10 PM intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rock band Escarioka followed by scorchingly fun, sardonically theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka at Radio Bushwick, 22 Wyckoff Ave., $10

4/18, 10 PM intense, majestic, hauntingly anthemic art-rock band Of Earth followed by film composer Thomas Simon’s dark anthemic psychedelic rockers Musiciens sans Frontieres at Spike Hill.

4/18, 10 PM a murderously lurid doublebill: charismatic, intense acoustic punk/blues siren Molly Ruth followed at 11 by Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie at Sidewalk.

4/18, 10 PM lyrical guitarist Mike Baggetta leads an especially choice quartet with Jason Robinson – sax, Eivind Opsvik – bass, George Schuller – drums at Singlecut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th St., Astoria , $10 includes a beer!

4/18, 11 PM 70s roots reggae harmony legends the Congos at Drom, $25 adv tix rec

4/18-19, 11ish Jimbo Mathus of oldtimey revivalist legends the Squirrel Nut Zippers – still intense after all these years – at Rodeo Bar

4/18, midnight, assaultive, lo-fi all-female Atlanta punk rockers the Coathangers at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

4/18, midnight, oldschool classic Fania era-style salseros La Mecanica Popular at Nublu

4/19, 1:30 PM the Brooklyn Folk Festival at the Bell House, $15 with Piedmont Bluz, guitarist Pat Conte, Wyndham Baird, the Blue Ridge Entertainers and Willy Gantrim.

4/19 the Cannabis Cup Reggae Band plays the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 1 PM, leaving at 2 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc They’re also playing a cruise the next day 4/20, boarding at 2, leaving at 3.

4/19, 4:30ish wry, darkly lyrical Nashville gothic rockers Maynard & the Musties at Matchless.

4/19, 6 PM eclectic cellist/bandleader Marika Hughes followed at 8 by haunting Romany jazz chanteuse/bandleader (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl at Barbes

4/19, 7 PM Mark Peskanov, violin and Doris Stevenson, piano play music of Bach, Schumann, Schubert, Sarasate and Kreisler at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

4/19, 7:30 intense, charismatic, intuitive pianist Karine Poghosyan plays a Spanish-inspired program titled Firedance with vibrant works by Scarlatti, Liszt, Debussy, DeFalla, Albeniz, Lecuona, and Ginastera at Symphony Space, $20/$10 stud/srs

4/19, 8 PM get a head start on 4/20 with a double shot of some of the best current roots reggae: the Easy Star All-Stars doing their Dub Side of the Moon album, plus John Brown’s Body at Brooklyn Bowl, $20 adv tix rec.

4/19, 8 PM the all-female, all-clarinet Licorice Ensemble plays a new suite based on traditional Japanese melodies; the program concludes with Gene Pritsker’s arrangement inspired by Deep Purple’s knucklehead top 40 hit ‘My Woman from Tokyo.’ Plus performances and compositions by a huge cast of composers, free, at Goddard Riverside – Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Ave (between 91st & 92nd Sts.

4/19, 8 PM this years’s MATA new music festival continues with International Contemporary Ensemble and Neue Vocalsolisten joining forces in the US premiere of Swiss composer Oscar Bianchi’s Matra, featuring the how-low-can-you-go trio of tubax, contrabass recorder, and bass flute accompanying the remarkable solo voices of NVS, at the Kitchen, wow, this could be very cool!

4/19, 8:30 PM the Brooklyn Folk Festival continues at the Bell House, $20, with Gamelan Kusuma Laras, fiery oldtime string band the Downhill Strugglers, multi-instrumentalist Frank Fairfield and hokum blues band the Drunken Catfish Ramblers.

4/19, 8:30/10:30 PM Chicago blues triple threat Lucky Peterson – a legend on guitar, keys and as a songwriter – at Iridium, $25.

4/19, 9ish punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

4/19, 9/11 PM alto saxophonist Loren Stillman and Bad Touch play the album release show for their new one Going Public at the Jazz Gallery, $22

4/19, 9ish the excellent harmony-driven, aptly named Picker Family Band play bluegrass at Beast of Bourbon.

4/19, 10 PM NYC’s original sardonic, theatrical circus rock/noir cabaret band, World Inferno at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $17 adv tix rec.

4/19, 10ish the Hot Club of Cowtown- who’ve taken a wildly successful detour into Djangoesque Romany guitar jazz – at Bowery Electric

4/20, 1 PM the Brooklyn Folk Festival continues at the Bell House, $15, with Nathan Salsburg, Hubby Jenkins, Nathan M. Godfrey, the Stone Mountain Wobblers, Elizabeth Laprelle and the Whiskey Spitters. Dubl Handi plays at 7:30 PM for a separate $10 cover.

4/20, 1 PM this years’s MATA new music festival continues with avant-garde vocal works by Aperghis, Jennifer Walshe, Zaid Jabri, and others performed by Neue Vocalsolisten at the Kitchen.

4/20, 7 PM pianist Kris Davis, bassist Max Johnson and drummer Mike Pride play a Morricone medley and more followed at 9 by Romany guitar jazz paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

4/20, 8 PM eclectic, smart, oceanically fixated jazz violinist Dana Lyn and band at the Firehouse Space.

4/20, violist Amy Cimini and bassoonist Katherine Young’s “sawing, sputtering, gurgling and wailing” duo Architeuthis Walks on Land, 8:30 PM at Spectrum, $15

4/20, 8:30/10:30 PM drummer Billy Hart’s postbop supergroup the Cookers at Iridium, $25

4/20, 10 PM Band of Outsiders guitarmeister Marc Jeffrey with John Hamilton (Bakersfield Breakers, Pin Ups) and Roger Stoltz (Tongues on Fire) upstairs at 2A.

4/20, 10:30 PM bluegrass fiddle star Melody Allegra leads her band at Rodeo Bar.

4/21, 8 PM sinister noir cabaret/oldtime guy/girl duo Charming Disaster – Jeff Morris from Kotorino and Ellia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette – at Arlene’s, free

4/21, 8 PM to celebrate the William Burroughs centenary, Steve Buscemi and guitar legend Elliott Sharp collaborate to create a collage of sound and words from Burroughs texts at Issue Project Room, $10 sugg don

4/21, 8 PM cinematic composer Jane Antonia Cornish and the Lee Trio, Melinda Lee-Masur, Decoda, Miranda Cuckson and Blair McMillen play Cornish works from her latest album at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec.

4/21, 8 PM diverse, soulful pan-latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuna with her band at the at the third room at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St), $12 + $10 min.

4/21, 8 PM this years’s MATA new music festival concludes with Mivos Quartet and Mantra Percussion playing music by Daniel Wohl, Yotam Haber, and a piece by Swedish composer Lisa Streich for percussionists on a fully-assembled bicycle – probably safer than a partially assembled one – at the Kitchen

4/22, 6 PM guitarists Angela Babin (ex-Ordinaires), Liz Klammer and Cristian Amigo join forces for an apocalyptically atmospheric performance with compositions/improvisations with titles like Three Recent Nuclear Events, The Five Toxic Elements, Moneylender & Bad Time To Be A Fish, played with the Gotham Roots Orchestra at Spectrum, $15

4/22-26, 9 PM bassist James Ilgenfritz’ and choreographer Stephanie Sleeper’s collaboration Deleted Scenes celebrates the William Burrough centenary –  preceded at 7 PM by lots of multimedia acts, too many to list, the full calendar is here - at St. Mark’s Church, 131 E 10th St (at 2nd Ave.), $26

4/22, 7 PM rustic, sometimes otherworldly ex-Soviet Georgian guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze followed at 9 by Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes.

4/22, 7 PM downtown NYC guitar legend Elliott Sharp and band at Bric Arts, free

4/22, 7:30 PM a wild Bessarabian klezmer dance party with virtuoso clarinetist/accordionist Isaac Sadigursky and a pickup band of NYC’s hottest klezmer talent at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St, $15.

4/22, 7:30 PM big band jazz pianist/saxophonist Travis Sullivan’s lush, playful Bjork cover band the Bjorkestra at Subculture, $12 adv tix rec.

4/22, 8 PM intense, edgily tuneful Texas trumpeter Stan Killian leads a small group at Tomi Jazz, no cover, $5 min.

4/22-27 guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel leads a quartet with Aaron Goldberg on piano,Orlando LeFleming on bass, Kendrick Scott or Allan Mednard on drums at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

4/22, 9ish torchy intense jazz-influenced acoustic songwriters Cal Folger Day and Ember Schrag at Brooklyn Launchpad in Bed-Stuy.

4/22, 10:30 PM sly, devious trombonist/composer Curtis Hasselbring‘s legendary combo the New Mellow Edwards at Korzo

4/23, 7 PM dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss at the small room at the Rockwood

4/23, 7 PM South Korean singer Yeahwon plays the release show for her debut album of songs and lullabies with Aaron Parks on piano and Rob Curto on accordion at the Rubin Museum of Art, $18 adv tix rec.

4/23, 7 PM a live performance on David Garland’s Spinning on Air on WNYC with music and poetry from Jesse Paris Smith (Patti’s kid), Eric Hoegemeyer and Patti Smith (Jesse’s mom) at the Greene Space, $30, get your tix now since this will sell out.

4/23, 7:30 PM Duo Yumeno play music for shamisen, koto and cello at Spectrum, $15

4/23, 7:30 PM rising star cellist Cicely Parnas plays works by Debussy, Brahms and Messiaen at Merkin Concert Hall, $10 tix avail.

4/23, 8 PM Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music from the 20s and 30s at Barbes

4/23, 8 PM Talea Ensemble performs the US premiere of George Aperghis’s Happy End for animated film, electronics, and ensemble at Roulette – a reputedly sadistic, Kafkaesque update on the Tom Thumb fairytale – at Roulette, free but adv tix req.

4/23 Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord and ottavino, plays works from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book plus pieces by Bull, Byrd, Morley, Tallis at the Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E 65th St.

4/23, 9ish Single Red Cent- who mix sharp, socially aware punk with a more atonal Gang of Four/Neighborhoods vibe – at Hank’s .

4/23, 9ish inspired by the concept of Record Store Day, irrepressible, historically informed songwriter Elisa Flynn hosts a dozen songwriters including Lys Guilorn, Sarah Bisman, Maharajah Sweets, Walter Andersons, George Hakkila, Chris Q. Murphy, the Halsey Hellhounds, who will each play a song from the first album they were ever given or bought, then play a song based on that song/album/experience, at the Way Station

4/23, 10:30 PM intense heavy psychedelic/early indie-ish/metal band Eidetic Seeing at Grand Victory, $8.

4/24, 1 PM woodwind ensemble Quintet of the Americas performs Latin-influenced music of Marcus Redden, John Steinmetz, James Cohn, Luis Calvo, plus tangos and more at Community Mediation Services, 89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica, free

4/24, 7 PM state-of-the-art pianist Vijay Iyer collaborates with the Brentano String Quartet at the Greene Space, $20.

4/24, 7:30 PM tuneful, artsy, smart piano-based chamber pop band Summer Fiction at Bric Arts, free

4/24, 7:30 PM chamber ensemble Concertante play Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time plus Shostakovich’s Piano Trio in E Minor at Merkin Concert Hall, $26

4/24, 7:30 PM, repeating 4/25 at 11 AM (yikes!) and 4/26 at 8 PM, pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs Franck’s Symphonic Variations with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis at Avery Fisher Hall alongside works by Prokofiev and others. Hamelin also plays Fauré’s First Piano Quartet with a NY Phil ensemble on 4/26 at 2 PM.

4/24, 8 PM irrepressible, funky jazz composer/inventor/multi-instrumentalist Terry Dame at Barbes.

4/24, 8 PM fiery lyrical third-stream soul-jazz chanteuse/pianist Nicole Zuraitis at Caffe Vivaldi

4/24, 8 PM Danish ambient composer Jacob Kirkegaard performs works by Holocaust survivor and poineering avant garde composer Else Marie Pade, plus piano/percussion quartet Yarn/Wire perform works by Øyvind Torvund, Simon Steen-Andersen and a collaborative pice by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Sigurdur Gudjonsson at Issue Project Room, $15

4/24, 10 PM powerhouse lyricist, nimble guitarist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper followed by bassist Bryan Copeland – of lushly sweeping cinematic jazz outfit Bryan & the Aardvarks – at Sidewalk. 

4/24, 10 PM captivating southwestern gothic/oldtime blues/Americana songwriter Melaena Cadiz at Pete’s.

4/24, 10:30ish 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 Union Hall, $10

4/25, 7 PM torchy intense vaudevillian oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues.

4/25, 7 PM pianist Lara Downes and cellist Zuill Bailey perform music of Bernstein, Copland, Barber and other American composers from their new album Some Other Time at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15 stud.

4/25, 7:30 PM up-and-coming avant garde chamber ensemble Face the Music at P.S. 142’s auditorium, 100 Attorney St., $15, all proceeds to benefit the school.

4/25, 8 PM torchy sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner and band at the Jalopy, $10

4/25, 8 PM high-voltage Celtic fiddling with Burning Bridget Cleary at the third stage at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St.), $15 + $10 min.

4/25, 8ish the Split Squad (with members of the Baseball Project, Blondie, Fleshtones and Plimsouls) at Bowery Electric, $10 adv tix rec.

4/25, 8/10 PM Mumpbeak: Roy Powell (keyboard) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Pat Mastelotto (drums) – play their incomprehensibly ugly music at the Stone. It’s like a trainwreck: you can’t turn away from it. Very highly recommended for fans of abrasive noisy intensity.

4/25, 8 PM psychedelic funky Japanese noiserockers Bo Ningen at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec. Hilarious metal spoofers Satanicide reunite at midnight for free! Bo Ningen are also at Rough Trade in Williamsburg for free on 4/27, get there early.

4/25, 8 PM dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at Brooklyn Ramble, 17 Frost St. (Lorimer/Union), free

4/25, 8 PM a psychedelic, danceable Afrobeat doublebill: Zongo Junction and Toubab Crewe at Brooklyn Bowl, $13.

4/25, 9/10:30 PM cellist Daniel Levin leads a quartet with Nate Wooley, trumpet; Matt Moran, vibraphone; Peter Bitenc, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

4/25-26, 10:30 PM up-and-coming tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery leads a quartet with Ugonna Okegwo – bass , Dave Kikoski – piano ,Kush Abadey – drums at Smalls

4/26, 4 PM Crimean Tatar love songs sung by Uriye Kermenchikkli; Puerto Rican bombas sung by Jose Ortiz and Melinda Gonzalez, Balkan ballads performed by Eva Salina, Pakistani guzhal music sung by Salamat Ali; Hawaiian hula melodies with Jason Poole, Chinese folk opera love laments sung by Hou Hong Tang, and more at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted.

4/26, 6 PM an art opening featuring the work of eclectic, sardonically amusing, historically informed, politically spot-on Gerald Scarfe-esque painter Jeff Tocci at the Jalopy, free.

4/26, 6 PM pianist Ariadna Castellanos leads her flamenco jazz combo at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. Followed at 9 and 10 PM (separate $10 adm) by saxophonist Alex Lore playing the album release show for his new one with George Garzone, tenor sax; Desmond White, bass; Colin Stranahan, drums.

4/26, 7 PM the Gryphon Trio play a WWI-themed program with music of Rebecca Clark, Ives and Ravel at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

4/26, 7:30 PM violinist Mari Kimura performs her multi-lingual, interactive audio/visual mini-opera, ONE, with multi-lingual vocalist Jin-Xiang Yu and the Cassatt String Quartet at Spectrum, $20

4/26, 8 PM Bernie Worrell solo on piano at the Stone playing material from  his amazing new Satie-esque solo album; at 10 he plays a duo show with Bill Laswell, presumably closer to his P-Funk roots

4/26, 8 PM Amir Nojan & the Nava Ensemble play haunting classical Persian music at Roulette, $25/$20 stud/srs.

4/26, 9ish one of this era’s greatest Americana songwriters and also one of the best singers in any style, from classical to country, Mary Lee Kortes – whose cover album of Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks is a genuine classic – at Beast of Bourbon.

4/26, 9 PM intense, haunting, mega-psychedelic twin-trombone dub band Super Hi-Fi at at Bar Chord

4/26, 9ish artsy Norwegian shoegaze/noiserockers Serena Maneesh at Issue Project Room, $15.

4/26, 9/11 PM purist postbop jazz with the James Carter Organ Trio at Birdland

4/26, 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

4/26, midnight smart neo-jazz, grooves and postrock with saxophonist  Ilhan Ersahin’s Wonderland featuring Turkish great Hüsnü Senlendirici at Drom, $20. Ersahin will then stroll east to Nublu for his usual after-hours set.

4/27, 10:30 AM (this is a morning concert) pianist Bertrand Chamayou plays an all-Schubert program; Ländler No. 12, D.366; Three Klavierstücke, D.946; Allegretto in C minor, D.915, and Fantasy in C major, D.760 (“Wandererfantasie”) at Walter Reade Theatre, 165 W 65th St. $22.

4/27, 4 PM the Jack Quartet perform string quartets by Hans Abrahamsen, Witold Lutoslawski and John Zorn at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

4/27, 4 PM Helena Baillie, violin and Dina Vainshtein, piano play music of Shostakovich, Vivaldi, Tartini and Stravinsky at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

4/27, 7 PM rising star Czech violinist Pavel Sporcl plays works by Ferdinand Laub, Eugene Ysaye, Jan Kubelek, Antonin Dvorak, Franz Drdla, Jaroslav Kocian, and the New York premiere of his own composition, Bohemian Nostalgia at Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St, free.

4/27, 8 PM obscenely hilarious, ferocious, surprisingly eclectic punk/powerpop band Custard Wally at Otto’s.

4/27, 8:30 PM hypnotic, intense South Asian chanteuse Falu sings and jams out carnatic themes with Gaurav Shah, voice, harmonium; Arun Ramamurthy, violin; Daniel Levy, bass; Deep Singh, tabla at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

4/27, 10 PM the most monstrously creepy noir twang instrumental band on the planet, Big Lazy at Barbes.

4/28, 7:30 PM the Shanghai Quartet play Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 2 (“Quinten”); Krzysztof Penderecki: String Quartet No. 3: Leaves from an Unwritten Diary; Dvorák – String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, op. 105 at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free.

4/28, 7:30 PM Sequitur play Harold Meltzer’s pensive new Wallace Stevens suite; the always fantastic Mivos String Quartet and art-rock band Loadbang premiere new pieces written by each other: a composer-performer swap at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs

4/28, 9ish jangly, wickedly tuneful Boston rockers Aloud – who do classic 60s Britrock and surf sounds as well anybody out there now – at Bowery Electric.

4/28, 9 PM Dirty Projectors’ Olga Bell plays songs off her pensive Russian folk-influenced new solo album at le Poisson Rouge, $20 gen adm.

4/29, 7:30 PM the high-voltage Susan Leviton klezmer band, featuring clarinetist Michael Winograd and pianist Carmen Staaf at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St, $15.

4/29 eclectic nuevo tango/jazz bassist Pedro Giraudo’s Expansions Big Band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

4/29, 7:30 PM intense noir 60s soul chanteuse/bandleader Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

4/29, 7:30 PM composer Diana Wayburn‘s lively, eclectic Dances of the World Chamber Orchestra at Dixon Place, free

4/29-5/4, 8/10 PM intense, cutting-edge composer Annie Gosfield plays with a bunch of downtown luminaries throughout the week at the Stone,$15. Choice pick: the 4/30 8 PM show with Kathleen Supové performing “Shattered Apparitions of the Western Wind, a hallucinatory duet with Claude Debussy which couples Supové’s wild playing with distorted fragments of the prelude “What the West Wind Saw” with on site recordings of Hurricane Sandy, and lush Debussy harmonies. Then MIVOS quartet plays “The Blue Horse Walks on the Horizon,” inspired by codes used by resistance groups in WWII, and Olivia dePrato performs a piece for violin and satellites.”

4/29, 10:30ish lo-fi Balkan punk rock with the Stumblebum Brass Band at Rodeo Bar.

4/29, 10:30 PM trumpeter Josh Evans leads 15-piece his big band at Smalls.

4/30, 7 PM pianist Mirian Conti plays a fascinating program of lesser-known Argentinian composers including works by Cayetano Troiani, Angel Lasala, Carlos Guastavino, Remo Pignoni, Enrique Albano, Julian Aguirre, Aníbal Troilo, Horacio Salgan, Mariano Mores, and Mario Broeders at the DiMenna Center, free

4/30, 7:30 PM Scottish fiddle legend Alasdair Fraser plays a wild duo show with rising star cellist Natalie Haas at Subculture, $25 adv tix rec.

4/30 and also 5/3, 8 PM what’s left of the Skatalites – who basically invented ska and reggae – at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

4/30, 8:30ish deviously tuneful, smartly lyrical powerpop songstress Patti Rothberg plays the album release show for her new one at the Bitter End, $10

4/30, 9 PM moody British art-rockers/postrockers These New Puritans at Bowery Ballroom, $20.

4/30, 10:30ish hilarious female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band Trailer Radio at Rodeo Bar

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, 7 PM powerful violinist and klezmer bandleader Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

5/1-4 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, 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, 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, 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 acidic, hypnotically swirl 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

5/2-11, 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 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, 9/10:30 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 10:30ish the increasingly dark, southwestern gothic-influenced Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar

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, 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 the Fuat Guner project (a spinoff of Turkish psychedelic rock legends MFO) with the great Husnu Senlendirici on tenor sax at Drom

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.

5/4, 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, 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 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

5/4, 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 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, 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 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, 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

5/8, 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 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, 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

5/9 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, 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, 9:30 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 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, 7:30/9:30 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 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, 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, 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 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 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.

5/13 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, 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.

5/14, 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, 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 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, 7:30 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  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 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, 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 catchy, funky, brass-driven Afrobeat band the Breakdown Brass at Meridian 23.

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

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.

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, 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 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, 8 PM creepy, weird, jazz/cinematic faux-operatic agitators Thrillington at Rock Shop, $8.

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, 9:30 PM lavish New Orleans funk/soul band Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra at Subculture

5/17, 10 PM noir rockabilly goddess Kim Lenz & the Jaguars at Bowery Electric, $10 adv tix rec.

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, 7 PM amazingly multistylistic accordion genius Guy Klucevsek and band at Barbes

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, 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 rustic, sometimes otherworldly ex-Soviet Georgian guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze followed at 9 by Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

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 the amusingly costumed Super Friends Band play surf music and retro rock with a horn section at Shrine

5/21, 8 PM stark, terse oldschool folk crooner/guitarist Willie Watson at the Mercury $10 adv tix rec.

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

5/22, 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.

5/22, 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, 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, 9ish roots-reggae/Afrobeat collective Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo, free

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, 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, 8:30 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.

5/24, 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 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.

5/27, 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, 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

5/27-6/1 Jeff “Tain” Watts leads a smallish outfit at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25

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, 9 PM 90s dancehall reggae firebrand Capleton at B.B. King’s, $26 adv tix rec.

5/28, 10 PM intense female-fronted lo-fi psychedelic guitar punk jazz band Fayaway at Cake Shop, $tba

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, 9:30 PM wild string-driven klezmer/Romany punk band Golem play the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $14

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, 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 .

5/31, 1 and 3 PM 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, 7 PM the Gabriel Faure Requiem performed by orchestra and choir at First Baptist Church, 79th St./Broadway, free, reception to follow.

5/31 a killer brass band twinbill at Littlefield : intense Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band and their pals Providence street band What Cheer? Brigade.

5/31, 9 PM charismatic, psychedelic funkmeistress Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Bowery Ballroom, $17 adv tix rec.

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.

6/1, 9ish edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura play the album release show for their new one at Bowery Electric, $8.

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

6/5, 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 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 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!

6/8, 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).

6/9, 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.

6/10, 10 PM wild crazy Romany jazz/New Orleans jamband Dirty Bourbon River Show at Brooklyn Bowl, $10

6/11, 9:30 PM intriguing, atmospheric, intense singer Emilie Weibel at the Rockwood.

6/12, 10ish perennially relevant hip-hop lyricist Talib Kweli and band at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix rec

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.

6/18, 6:30 PM the Ebony Hillbillies – NYC’s one and only black bluegrass band – on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library

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.

6/20, 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, 7 PM night two of the the indie classical the Mise-En Music Festival features Ensemble Paramirabo at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave.

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, 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, 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

6/22, 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, 9 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express (playing “Temple Beautiful” with a string section) at Bowery Ballroom, $22 gen adm

6/24, 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.

6/25, 6:30 PM punk-era legend/storyteller/janglerocker Wreckless Eric at the Mercury, $12 gen adm

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, 9ish legendary Jamaican one-hit wonder Junior Marvin and band playing a Bob Marley tribute at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

 

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.

6/29, 7 PM wickedly catchy hip-hop brass grooves with the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at Central Park Summerstage

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

7/4, 7:30 PM Willie Rosario y Su Orquesta play olcschool salsa at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc

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

7/10, 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

7/12, 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

7/13, 3 PM avant garde pickup group “Bang on Ja-pan” at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum.

7/16, 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, 9 PM this era’s most poignant voice in country and Americana, Laura Cantrell at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25.

7/17, 6 PM the James Carter Organ Trio followed eventually at 8 by 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.

7/20, 6ish the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Queensbridge Park.

7/21, 7 PM a Pete Seeger tribute at at Central Park Summerstage with Amanda Palmer, Steve Earle, Anti-Flag (acoustic?!?) and a whole slew of singer-songwriters at Central Park Summerstage

 

 

 

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 for the same price.

7/31, 7 PM 60s latin soul legend Joe Bataan at Clove Lakes Park, Forest Ave. and Victory Blvd on Staten Island.

8/2, 5ish the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John at Central Park Summerstage.

8/2, 9 PM the guy who made Quentin Tarantino famous, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

8/5, 8 PM psychedelic salsa legends Tipica ’73 at East River Park.

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

 

8/10, 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).

8/24, 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

 

 

9/6 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).

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Bring Their Global Reggae/Afropop Vision to the Apollo

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are one of this era’s most authentic feel-good stories. Emerging from hellish transit camps in the wake of widespread terror in their native land, they’ve become stars of the global jamband circuit. They’re a sensationally good roots reggae band. They also have an affinity for upbeat, hypnotic, jangly, guitar-driven West African flavored pop, if that style isn’t as interesting. And they have a new album, Libation, and another marathon tour in the works. They’ll be at the Apollo Theatre on April 5, with Senegalese griot trio Les Fréres Guissé opening at 8 PM, and charismatic Malian chanteuse Fatoumata Diawara also on the bill; $25 tix avail. through the World Music Institute are your best deal.

The first of the new album’s reggae tunes, Can’t Make Me Lonely reminds of early 70s Jamaican harmony groups like the Mighty Diamonds but with digital production. And it’s got the first of several absolutely delicious guitar solos, a simple, cascading soul progression played by Ashade Pearce, who next turns in a hauntingly lingering solo in the pensive minor-key sufferah’s anthem It’s So Sorry.

Rich but Poor, which contemplates poverty in a world rich in natural resources, gets a brisk ska beat and some otherworldly vocal harmonies that wouldn’t be out of place in a song by an early 70s art-rock band like Nektar. Producer Chris Velan adds all kinds of neat touches throughout the album, particularly some roller-rink organ on a couple of the pop tunes and  surreal clavinova on this track alongside Pearce’s intense, resonant lines in the snarling, politically-fueled Manjalagi (Leonian vernacular for “gimme”).

Likewise, Treat You Right contrasts smooth and smoky textures from organ and guitars, with a gorgeously spiraling, spiky Pearce solo as its centerpiece. And the band adds a jaunty calypso vibe to No Feel Bad O, whose message is “Don’t kill or screw your neighbor.” Most of the Afropop stuff follows a she-done-me-wrong theme that often jars with the blithe, happy chime of the music as it vamps along. And the opening track sends out a firm message: “Don’t dis us, we’re the All-Stars!”

Trippy, Creepy Surf Rock from France’s La Femme

If there was a surf band in Blade Runner, or in Jabba the Hut’s lounge, it would be La Femme. The French group sound like no other band on the planet – or maybe the universe. While many of the tracks on their latest album, Psycho Tropical Berlin – streaming at Youtube – are instrumentals, the band’s latest shtick is to have a mystery woman guest as vocalist on many of the tracks, appropriate enough considering what the band call themselves. They’re at Glasslands on March 23 at 11ish for $12.

Their basic m.o. is to surround their often creepily Lynchian, twangy surf guitar with all kinds of layers of synths, some of them weirdly offcenter and adding to the uneasy ambience, some of them pretty cheesy. Their French lyrics often aim for humor, with mixed results: the music is the point here. The album’s opening track, Antitaxi, sets the stage: noir sci-fi keys speed up to a motorik spy movie theme of sorts, which gives way to shivery faux organ and eventually the Ventures-in-space guitar kicks in. Amour Dans le Motu makes a creepier cousin to that number, an organ-fueled baroque surf number with an unexpectedly atmospheric mellotron interlude midway through.

The band’s titular song is funk-pop with tremolo-bar guitar: on one level, it’s totally 80s, on another it’s completely original to this band. A slow Lynchian tone poem simply titled Interlude is next, followed by the equally Lynchian reggae of Hypsoline and Sur la Planche 2013, which takes early Ventures noir forward fifty years in time with synth bass and a big shuffling drum crescendo.

They go back to reggae, with some scary dialogue (in French) seemingly from a Chernobyl documentary, and then some bizarre but good boogie-woogie piano, in From Tchernobyl With Love. They mix up spy surf with cheesy dancefloor electronics in Packshot, then shift to a moody minor-key reggae/trip-hop mashup with Saisis La Corde. Le Blues de Francoise drifts along on a swooshy organ grove, a tale about a girl with problems.

With a grand total of twenty tracks, the album thins out as it goes along. The good stuff includes some more baroque spacerock and then a hypnotically murky dub version, some ominous trip-hop and a stab at Orbison noir through the warped, synthesized prism of new wave. On the downside, there’s one song that nicks the Modern Lovers’ Roadrunner, another that’s an overlong attempt to remake New Order’s Temptation, along with ripoffs of Blondie’s Heart of Glass and Berlin’s The Metro, a Missing Persons soundalike, some halfhearted Chuck Berry gone hi-tech plus a considerably more techy, purposeless remake of one of the songs on their previous release, Le Podium. Still, when this band is on their game, the ambience they create is as genuinely as it is offhandedly sinister.

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