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New York City Live Music Calendar for April and May 2014

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

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez exploring the delicious minutiae of Beethoven piano sonatas. Each program features a sonata that sheds fresh light on beats and barlines. 4/12: Beethoven Op. 27, No 1 (E-flat, Quasi una fantasia), CPE Bach sonata in F minor; Baby Dancing by Tibor Harsanyi; 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 in April, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South.

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 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 April, 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 klezmer pianist Isaac Sadigursky and band 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 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, 8:30 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

4/29-5/4, 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, 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 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, 9:30 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.

5/2, 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, 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, 9:30 PM Suzanne Vega at the Bell House, $35

 

5/2, 10 PM Canadian gothic Americana with Gord Downie & the Sadies at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm.

5/3, 5-11 PM this year’s “wall to wall” free music marathon at Symphony Space features cabaret performers, lineup TBA.

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, 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 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, 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, 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

5/6-11 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, 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

 

5/7-8 the American Composers Orchestra plays the 24th annual Underwood New Music Readings of new works by up-and-coming composers at the DiMenna Center

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, 7:30 PM pianist/composer Michael Brown plays his own works plus selections by Beethoven, George Perle and Samuel Adler at the DiMenna Center, $tba

5/8, 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, 7:30 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 sumimt: 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

5/9 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 Shapeshifter Lab, $!5.

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.

5/10, 7 PM open bar with rum & coke, 8 PM innovative Boston newschool salsa band La Clave Secreta at Roulette, $25.

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.

5/11 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, 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, 7:30 PM indie classical string quartet Ethel at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

5/11  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 shapeshifting, subversive chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite does Marianne Faithfull’s Broken English in its entirety at Joe’s Pub

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.

5/15, 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 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.

5/16, 8:30 PM the New York Trombone Consort play works by Jay Vilnai, Whitney George and Dave Taylor at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

5/16, 9 PM hilarious retro country songwriter Hayes Carll solo at the Bell House, $20 adv tix rec

5/15, 9ish smart, terse, funny Americana rock duo Kill Henry Sugar at Beast of Bourbon

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.

5/17, 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, 11ish noir rockabilly goddess Kim Lenz & the Jaguars at Bowery Electric.

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

5/19 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

5/20-25  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 .

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

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

5/23 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 jazz pianist Helen Sung leads her trio at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

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 tunefully scruffy British stadium rock band Maximo Park at Irving Plaza, $30

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

5/29, 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, 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.

5/31, 9 PM charismatic, psychedelic funkmeistress Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Bowery Ballroom, $17 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 haunting classic 70s style art-rock/Britfolk band Syd Arthur at Bowery Ballroom.

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!

6/9, 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.

6/15, 2 PM noted early music vocal ensemble Schola Antiqua of Chicago make their NYC debut singing French renaissance motets at the Morgan Library, $35

6/20, 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.

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

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.

New York City Live Music Calendar for March and April 2014

Frequent updates continuing through the month, with a brand-new calendarcoming April 1: you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez exploring the delicious minutiae of Beethoven piano sonatas on Apr 24 and May 15,  plus Saturdays – Mar 15, Apr 12, May 10  and 31. Each program features a sonata that sheds fresh light on beats and barlines!  email for info/location.

Opening 3/13 and running through 3/30, Wednesday-Saturday (and Mondays) at 8:30 PM and Sundays at 4 PM, Renee Philippi’s play Alone in Triptych with Vera Beren, Catherine Porter and Michael Tomlinson “is an alternately thrilling, disturbing and darkly humorous play that investigates the hidden connections between three people linked by their aloneness. On their journeys of self-discovery, mythology collides with the modern world to reveal a universe filled with vivid imaginary, haunting music and a heightened poetic language. Emotional, vivid and hauntingly lyrical, this exploration of isolation and connection promises to be an evening of intense, intimate revelations.” With music by Vera Beren. At Here, 145 6th Ave (enter on Dominick St one block south of Spring), $18/$15 stud/srs

Mondays in March, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South.

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 March (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 March, 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 March, 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 March 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 March 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 March, 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 March, 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 March 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 March, 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 March at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in March, 6 PM sultry, badass resonator guitarist/oldime blues/C&W reinventor/chanteuse Mamie Minch (of the Roulette Sisters) at Barbes

Saturdays in March 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 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.

Three Sundays in April: 4/6, 4/13 and 4/27, 3:30 PM Mary Ann Stewart, soprano and Emir Gamsizoglu, piano perform a Schubertiade at CaffeVivaldi

Sundays at 4 PM fun, hellraising booze-fueled acoustic Americana band Jumbo Brown at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave. (next to Nitehawk Cinema), Williamsburg. They’re also at Rodeo Bar at 10ish on 3/27

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 April, 8/11 PM visionary pianist/bandleader Arturo O’Farrill‘s spectacular, intense Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland

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

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.

3/1, 4 PM pianist Emir Gamsizoglu plays a Chopin program at Caffe Vivaldi, other Chopin devotees welcome to do their fave pieces.

3/1, 8 PM oud virtuoso Kinan Adnawi plays the album release show for his new solo cd at Alwan for the Arts, $20

3/1, 8 PM legendary oud/violin virtuoso Simon Shaheen and Lebanese chanteuse Rima Khcheich perform new and classic Middle Eastern works at Roulette, $30

3/1, 8 PM intense, lyrical alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon leads his quartet at the Miller Theatre, $30.

3/1, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock shindig at Otto’s kicks off at 9 with the trad Chillers, at 10 the self-explanatory Bongo Surf , the bluesy Matt Rae Trio at 11, the excellent southwestern gothic/spaghetti western Derangers at midnight and sometime past one in the morning, Band of Tribes.

3/1, 9 PM fearlessly funny Williamsburg punk rock vets the Live Ones at the Gutter Bowling Alley in Williamsburg

3/1, 9/10:30 PM lyrical, ceaselessy surprising pianist Kris Davis leads a trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

3/1, 10 PM Philly black punk legends McRad at Grand Victory, $10

3/1, 10 PM the Synthetic Blues play punky chamber pop at Dixon Place Theatre, free. They’re also at Goodbye Blue Monday on 3/14 at 8ish.

3/1, 10 PM charming female-fronted neo-honkytonk/acoustic C&W band the Emersonsat Arlene’s, $10

3/1, 11 PM irrepressible, hilarious cowpunk/honkytonk spoofers Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Hank’s where all hell originally broke loose when they got started.

3/1, 11 PM Florida band Roadkill Ghost Choir – who play a more rocking take on haunting Nashville gothic sounds – at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

3/2, 3 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra plays the Grieg Piano Concerto plus Sibelius’ Spring Song and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 at NJPAC in Newark, $20 seats avail.

3/2, 4 PM Mala Punica perform motets by the intricate 14th-century Franco-Flemish composer Johannes Ciconia at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

3/2, 4 PM violinist Akiko Kobayashi and pianist Eric Siepkes perform works from Beethoven to Bartok at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted.

3/2, 7:30 PM bassist Patrick Derivaz and violinist Cornelius Dufallo join with violist Martha Mooke for a set of atmospheric soundscapes at Spectrum, $15

3/2,9ish rich, vocal harmony-driven bluegrass with the NYCity Slickers at Rodeo Bar

3/3, 7:30 PM pianist Orli Shaham plays the album release show for her new one American Grace featuring Steven Mackey’s Piano Concerto; pianist Jon Kimura Parker also joins Shaham for a performance of John Adams’ Hallelujah Junction for two pianos at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec.

3/3, 7:30 PM the deviously improvisational, edgy Uri Caine on piano with Mark Helias on bass , Clarence Penn on drums at Smalls

3/3, 8 PM amazingly authentic, funny, retro 20s Weimar blues and noir cabaret revivalist Max Raabe & Palast Orchester,celebrating the release of their new album, Golden Age at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $10 nosebleed seats avail.

3/3,8 PM bassist Shayna Dulberger leads a quartet with Yoni Kretzmer, Chris Welcome & Mike Pride at Roulette, $20

3/4, 6 PM Ekmeles sing contemporary choral works by Peter Ablinger, Kaija Saariaho, Salvatore Sciarrino, Evan Johnson and Thanasis Deligiannis at the Miller Theatre, free, drinks at 5:30 PM

3/4, 7:30 PM magical, hypnotic klezmer jazz group Siach Hasadeh - who put a haunting new improvisational spin on ancient hasidic melodies – at  the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., $15.  They’re also at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene at 8 on 3/5 followed at 9 by the more boisterous Breslov Bar Band. Siach Hasadeh are also at Silvana, 300 W. 116th St at 8 on 3/6.

3/4, 7:30 PM Talea Ensemble plays new works by Austrian composers Bernhard Gander, Pierluigi Billone and Olga Neuwirth at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.The program repeats on 3/7 at 8 PM at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St.

3/4, 8 PM George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars playing all their classics at B.B. King’s, $37.50 adv tix a must

3/4-9 International Contemporary Ensemble plays music of many composers at the Stone, sets at 8/10 PM, $15. Choice pick: 3/5 at 8 with the like-minded, badass Bridget Kibbey (harp) and James Austin Smith (oboe).

3/4-9 ageless jazz piano purist Barry Harris leads a trio with Ray Drummond and Leroy Williams at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

3/7, 9 PM eclectic, pensive, groove-driven cello soul and jazz with Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy at BAM Cafe, free

3/4, 9 PM tuneful incisive piano jazz with Matt Mitchell leading a trio with Chris Tordini on bass and Dan Weiss on drums followed at 10:30 by the similarly tuneful Sebastien Ammann/Jacob Tiechroew Quartet at Korzo

3/4, 9:30 PM creepy improvisational female-fronted art-song smashers Dollshot at Shapeshifter Lab playing new material inspired by Lionel Feininger, Clarice Lispector, and Franz Schubert. $10.

3/5, 6 PM Tomoko Sugawara on Japanese kugo harp with lutenist August Denhard at the Rubin Museum of Art, free

3/5, 7 PM clarinetist George Stoffan and pianist Mary Siciliano play music by Czech composers including Ondrej Kukal, Zdenek Fibich, Jan Kalivoda, Otmar Macha, Leopold Kozeluch, and Antonin Dvorak, free, at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St, free.

3/5, 8:30 PM intense, tuneful, pan-American pianist Carolina Calvache leads a quartet with Tivon Pennicott , tenor sax; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; E J Strickland, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

3/5, 9 PM the intriguing guitar-driven Coyote Anderson Quartet play their original vocal jazz compositions at Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry St (at Orange), downtown Brooklyn, free.

3/5, 9:30 PM the eight-piece NY Mandolin Ensemble play new works by ensemble members at Spectrum, $15

3/5, 11 PM tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, 532 W 27th St (10th/11th Aves.), free. They’re also at Rodeo Bar on 3/12 at 9:30ish

3/6, 7:30 PM up-and-coming pianist Kate Liu plays works by Haydn, Leon Kirchner, Chopin, and a US premiere by the politically controversial Hans Werner Henze, Scorribanda Pianistica, at Subculture.

3/6, 7:30 PM Shomyo no Kai–Voices of a Thousand Years: two dozen Buddhist priests in colorful robes sing ancient Japanese chants at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 51st/Park Ave., $30.

3/6, 7:30 PM eclectic third-stream jazz pianist Russ Lossing plays two sets with two different, first-class rhythm sections at Spectrum, $15

3/6, 8 PM deviously witty literate keyboardist/accordionist Rachelle Garniez at Barbes.

3/6, 8 PM dark, sardonic, brilliantly tuneful jazz pianist Danny Fox and his Trio at Caffe Vivaldi

3/6, 8 PM dark psychedelic/Americana/indie songwriter Richard Buckner at Union Hall, $15.

3/6, 8 PM high-energy newgrass/alt-country band North of Nashville at the small room at the Rockwood.

3/6, 8 PM legendary avant garde improvisational organist Charlemagne Palestine in concert at Plymouth Church, 75 Hicks St., downtown Brooklyn, $25

3/6, 9 PM noir and lurid Americana: powerhouse lyricist/banjoist Curtis Eller at at Rèst Âü Ránt, 30-01 35th Ave. in Astoria; 3/7 he’s at Pete’s at 9.

3/6, 10 PM subversive chanteuse and woman of a million voices Tammy Faye Starlite and the Stay-At-Homes play devastatingly sludgy, spot-on Runaways covers, plus author Evelyn McDonnell reads from her truly tragic Runaways bio at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec

3/6, 10 PM purist oldschool Chicago blues guitarist John Primer and his band at Terra Blues

3/6, 10 PM tuneful psychedelic North Carolina funk/jamband Bubonik Funk at Spike Hill

3/7, 5:30 PM intense Bulgarian band Cherven Traktor at the the American Folk Art Museum.

3/7, 7 PM it’s the annual NYC Battle of the Bands with the Queens contingent at the Greene Space. This blog’s pick of the contestants this time out is irresistibly fun psychedelic cumbia band Moneco. $15 cover includes a free beer or wine; $30 gets you open wine/beer bar!

3/7, 7:30 PM pianist Tadeusz Domanowski plays works by Byrd, Ravel, Liszt, Berg and Stockhausen at Spectrum, $15

3/7, 7:30 PM rising star classical guitarist Rupert Boyd plays a program TBA at Subculture, $10

3/7, 8 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes followed at 10 by Cumbiagra – who are sort of a sextet.

3/7 at 8 PM, repeating on 3/9 at 4 PM Eleonor Bindman & Susan Sobolewski play Bach for the keyboard: inventions, English Suites, the opening of St. Matthew’s Passion, reception to follow at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $20/$10 stud/srs.

3/7, 9 PM second-wave Afrobeat icons Antibalas – still one of NYC’s funnest live acts – at SOB’s, $22 adv tix rec. They’re also here on 3/9, same time.

3/7, 9 PM mesmerizing, soaring, intense art-rock pianist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

3/7, 9 PM eclectic, pensive, groove-driven cello soul and jazz with Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy at BAM Cafe, free

3/7, 9:30 fiery Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita at Drom followed by brilliant, hard-rocking Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart and Django-inspired two-guitar trio Jazzingaro, $10.

3/7, 9:30 PM intense, politically aware, tuneful acoustic rocker Niall Connolly at the big room at the Rockwood.

3/7, 10 PM intense powerhouse Mulatu Astatke style Ethiopian funksters Feedel Band at Silvana, free; 3/8 they’re at Drom at 9 PM, $10

3/7, 10:30 PM the Dave Gibson /Jared Gold B3 organ Quintet preceded at 9 by Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens at the Fat Cat.

3/8, 7 PM the Four Nations Ensemble: Andrew Appel (harpsichord and clavichord), Tatiana Chulochnikova (violin), Antonio Campillo (traverso), Loretta O’Sullivan (cello), Josh Lee (viola da gamba), and James H. Johnson (author of Listening in Paris) celebrate the 18th century’s most underrated composer, scholar and lunatic, CPE Bach at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E 61st St, $35, reception to follow

3/8, 7:15 PM wild, minor-key klezmer/reggae/New Orleans jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 3/22

3/8, 8 PM acclaimed directorless British choir Stile Antico sing classic Tudor harmony at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th Street), $35.

3/8, 8:30 PM lurid, sometimes menacing female-fronted powerpop/neo-glam band Frealane at the Spin ping-pong hall, 48 E 23rd St; they’re at Trash on 3/11 at 9

3/8, 9 PM a sneak peak at this year’s upcoming Brooklyn Folk Festival with a triplebill starting at 9 with Wyndham Baird followed by Piedmont Bluz and then ecstatic 19th century/ragtime/country gospel/hokum revivalists the Down Hill Strugglers at the Jalopy, $10

3/8, 9:30ish Florida circus rock band Askultura – “the grizzled bastard hellchild of Manu Chao and Gogol Bordello” – at Mehanata.

3/8, 10 PM intense, hard-driving Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart followed by equally ferocious Balkan/New Orleans brass band Black Masala at Spike Hill, $7.

3/9, 2 and 7 PM pyrotechnic organist Cameron Carpenter plays dazzling arrangements of Leonard Cohen, Patsy Cline and others at Alice Tully Hall.

3/9, 3 PM pianist Juan Pablo Horcasitas plays the album release show for his solo debut “Among Songs and Dances,” works by Samuel Zyman, Manuel M. Ponce, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Astor Piazzolla, Franz Schubert, Johann S. Bach, José Pablo Moncayo and Ricardo Castro, free, in the Benay Benuta Hall at Lighthouse Guild, 111 E 59th St,

3/9, 3 PM eclectic third-stream jazz pianist Laila Biali at Subculture, $10

3/9, 4 PM pianist Sofya Melikyan and cellist Karen Ouzounian, perform Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, Janácek’s Pohádka (Fairy Tale) and Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted.

3/9, 7 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group and then NYC’s funnest live band, Peruvian style surf rockers Chicha Libre at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook, free.

3/9, 7 PM haunting atmospheric cellist/composer Brent Arnold solo electroacoustic at the big room at the Rockwood $5

3/9, 7 PM St. Louis first-wave punk legend Wolf Roxon (ex-Moldy Dogs, Metros and Walkie Talkie) at Sidewalk.

3/9, 7:30 PM eclectic boleo/tango/copla/Romany band La Canalla at Drom, $20

3/9, percussionist Jaimeo Brown‘s haunting reinvention of classic African-American spirituals, Transcendence featuring guitarist Chris Sholar & alto powerhouse Jaleel Shaw at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

3/9 8 PM ageless psychedelic oldschool downtown groove/reggae/punk-inspired CB’s era legends Faith at Arlene’s

3/9, 8 PM the pyrotechnic, deviously entertaining Peter Evans on trumpet with pianists Ron Stabinsky and Cory Smythe – one assumes at the same time – at the Firehouse Space

3/9, 11ish intense heavy psychedelic/early indie style/metal band Eidetic Seeing at the Acheron, $8

3/10, 7:30 PM cellist Jay Campbell plays recent works  for cello, piano and percussion  by David Fulmer, Simon Steen-Andersen, and Matthias Pintscher, bookended by music of Debussy and Stravinsky at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.

3/10, 7;30 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series celebrate the music of Mendelssohn at the World School, 259 10th Ave, $35/$15 stud. All tix from the rescheduled 2/13 date will be honored

3/10, 7:30  PM pianist Xiayin Wang plays a new Richard Danielpour work plus piano sonatas by Haydn and Rachmaninoff and then closes with a two-piano version of Ravel’s “La Valse” at Alice Tully Hall

3/10, 8 PM eclectic piano genius Shoko Nagai‘s Taken Shadows – with Todd Reynolds, violin;Jonathan Goldberger, guitar & effects;Stomu Takeishi, electric bass; Jim Black, drums – taking their inspiration from demonic possession at Roulette, $20.

3/10, 8 PM the Irish Baroque Orchestra, led by violinist Monica Huggett with special guests Siobhan Armstrong (Irish harp) and Peter Whelan (bassoon) evoke an 18th century Dublin ambience with rare pieces by Pepusch, Geminiani, Carolan and others at Merkin Concert Hall, $30 tix avail.

3/10, 9 PM smart, pensive third-stream jazz trombonist Natalie Cressman leads her band at the third room at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St. around the corner), $10 plus 2-drink min.

3/10, 9ish the 17-piece Neal Kirkwood Big Band play musical explorations of Rumi, Kerouac and others at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

3/10, 9:30 PM Americana chanteuse Shannon McNally plays songs from her Dr. John collaboration and homage to New Orleans soul legend Bobby Charles, Small Town Talk, at Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix rec

3/10, 10 PM haunting, wickedly literate, lurid noir chanteuse Karla Moheno followed at 11 by popular newgrass band Poor Old Shine at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

3/10, 10:30 PM guitarist Nir Felder plays the cd release concert for his new one Golden Age with Aaron Parks – piano, Orlando le Fleming – bass and Nate Smith – drums at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

3/11, 7 PM resonator guitarist Zeke Healey and Roulette Sisters violist Karen Waltuch followed by Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

3/11, 7:30 PM Alex Kontorovich’s German Goldenshteyn Memorial Orchestra with special guest Naum Goldenshteyn at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

3/11, 7:30 PM Turkish pianist Seda Röder performs from her new album Black and White Statements: the Austrian Sound of Piano Today, 12 Austrian miniatures for piano, at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

3/11, reception at 7:30, show at 8 PM a new concert-drama by Classical4All feat. Emir Gamsizoglu (piano), Melanie Long (Mezzo Soprano) and the New Yorker Trio: Emir Gamsizoglu (piano); Yigit Karatas (violin); Anastasia Golenisheva (cello) plus a cast including Ege Maltepe, Rafael Svarin, E. Macha Marrero, Charlotte Friedman at 4thU Society, 160 CPW (corner of 76th St), $20

3/11, 7:30/9:30 PM powerhouse lyrical postbop saxophonist/composer Noah Preminger teams up with an all-star quartet featuring pianist Fred Hersch, bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Rudy Royston at the Jazz Standard.

3/11, 8 PM devious 17-piece all-female accordion ensemble the Main Squeeze Orchestra at the big room at the Rockwood. Their Michael Jackson, Queen and Joy Division covers are hysterical.

3/11, 8 PM a screening of the documentary Harlem Street Singer about Rev. Gary Davis at the IFC Center, 6th Ave./W 3rd St

3/11, 8 PM Canadian indie classical pioneers Aventa Ensemble play the the New York premiere of Rolf Wallin’s multimedia commentary on child soldiers, Strange News at Roulette, $20.

3/11, 10 PM high-voltage avant-garde singer Xenia Rubinos at the Mercury, $10.

3/11, 10:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls.

3/11, 10:30 PM bassist Matt Pavolka‘s Horns Band wish Shane Endsley on trumpet, Loren Stillman on saxes, Jacob Garchik on trombone and Mark Ferber on drums at Korzo.

3/12, 6 PM eclectic, adventurous oudist Brandon Terzic at the Rubin Museum of Art, free

3/12 iconic bassist Rufus Reid celebrates the release of his new album Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project with a stellar large ensemble at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30

3/12, 7:30 PM Berlin Philharmonic chamber group the Scharoun Ensemble plays Brahms, Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet in B minor, Op. 115 and Schubert, Octet in F Major, D. 803 at the Morgan Library, $35

3/12-13, 7:30 PM plus 3/14 at 2 PM and 3/15 at 8 PM, wild swirls and shifting segments: Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Phil playing an all-Carl Neilsen program: the Clarinet Concerto and Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4 at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

3/12, 7:30 PM explosive, psychedelic Israeli/Iraqi guitarist Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place north and west of Battery Park, $35

3/12, 8 PM the the US premiere of Elliott Sharp’s mighty 13-piece SysOrk playing two new improvisational scores at Roulette, $15.

3/12, 9 PM creepily offcenter female-fronted keyboard-centric psychedelic pop band Sandy at Glasslands, $!2

3/12, 9ish Certain General lead guitarist/noir crooner Phil Gammage at No Malice Palace, 197 E. 3rd St.

3/12, 9:30 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette plays the album release show for his new one Square One at Smalls.

3/12, 10 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello – at the the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, 532 W 27th St (10th/11th Aves.).

3/13, 1 PM a free concert by pioneering indie classical string quartet Ethel at Trinity CHurch

3/13, 7 PM individualistic, fearless soul stylist Queen Esther & the Hot 5 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free.

3/13, 7:30 PM transgressive, chameleonic chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite sings Marianne Faithfull’s Broken English at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised. OMG, this is gonna be fun.

3/13, 8 PM pensively tuneful janglerockers Two Out Rally -  who add sax on top of their smart, scruffily catchy songs – at Cake Shop, $10

3/13, 8 PM traditional Irish harmonies with the Henry Girls followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

3/13, 8 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars play Alvin Lucier, Richard Reed Parry, and Daniel Wohl plus Julia Wolfe’s Lick and David Lang’s Death Speaks with  guest chanteuse Shara Worden at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

3/13, 8 PM avant garde luminaries Ensemble Signal plays a composer portrait of pioneering Korean composer Unsuk Chin at the Miller Theatre,$20 adv tix rec.

3/13, 8:30 PM guitarist Assaf Kehati with bassist Ehud Ettun and drummer Ronen Itzik at the Bar Next Door

3/13 hypnotic, edgy, Middle Eastern-tinged chanteuse Alsarah and the Nubatones play the album release show for their new Ethiopian/Nubian cd Silt at Baby’s All Right.

3/13, 11 PM Ravish Momin’s Tarana – a trippy downtempo/dub duo with trombonist Rick Parker – at Silvana, 300 W 116th St., free

3/14, 7 PM at the Firehouse Space: Furnished Sound, an exhibit and performance. featuring Ken Butler and Ed Potokar with special guests inventor/multi-instrumentalist Terry Dame and surf drummer/ex-Waitress Chris Butler. “Re-thinking the possibilities of domestic objects, artist-musicians Butler and Potokar combine their unique sensibilities as instrument designers and performers to explore the merging of form and function in a collective living space. Crossing the boundaries of art and design, the artists present an integrated installation that includes Butler’s “Urban Grand Piano”, which plays live radios and projects images, and Potokar’s very playable “Two String Bass Dining Chair” and “Drum Table”, forming a tantalizing piano trio ready for an unusual and transformative musical journey. Expect odd juxtapositions, angular audio projections, and other hybrid antics.” The program repeats (sort of) on 3/15 at 8:30

3/14, 7:30 PM anthemic newschool C&W band Yarn – who are Wilco-influenced without being a ripoff – at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

3/14, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes.

3/14, 8 PM high-voltage violin shredding with Stratospheerius at Shrine followed by the impassioned yet wickedly subtle, politically conscious oldschool-style soul of Preachermann and the Revival at 10

3/14, 8 PM legendary noiserock/avant garde guitarist Alan Licht & percusionist Brian Chase with the alchemical two-guitar duo of Mary Halvorson & Joe Morris – wow – at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, downtown Brooklyn, $15

3/14, 9ish high-voltage honkytonk guitar monster Wayne Hancock at Hill Country, $15 adv tix rec.

3/14, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangasta blues” at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also at Espresso 77 on 3/20 at 9ish 35-57 77th St. (just off of 37th Ave), Jackson Heights

3/14, 9ish edgy if generally good-natured Irish drinking music with Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s.

3/14, 9 PM pensive, edgy art-rock/jazz pianist/songwriter Rachel Eckroth at Pete’s.

3/14 10ish edgy sardonic Japanese Brooklyn postpunk girlband the Hard Nips at Bowery Electric,$10

3/14, 10 PM Stuart Breczinski plays solo electroacoustic works for oboe at Spectrum, $15

3/15, 6:30 PM reception, 7  PM concert, music of composers David Chesky, Luis Andrei Cobo, Charles Coleman, Dan Cooper, Franz Hackl, Gene McBride, Modest Mussorgsky, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, Dana Richardson, Eric Somers, and David Taylor, together with art by Josef Albers, Jo Brocklehurst, Rainer Gross, Rose Hackl, Carmen Kordas, Gorazd Poposki, Rammellzee, and Ronnie Taylor, among others, played by Andrew Borkowski, Nick Cooper, Anne Drummond, Dave Eggar, Taka Kigawa, and Derin Oge, plus featured soloist Gregor Kitzis on violin and musical saw at Gallery MC, 549 W 52nd St (8th floor), $15.

3/15, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff and his electric trio at Terra Blues.

3/15, 9ish punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club; 3/28, 9:30ish they’re at Rodeo Bar

3/15, 9ish the Dead Cowboys at Hank’s? THE Dead Cowboys from Liverpool?!? If it’s them, for fans of Nashville gothic, this a show not to be missed.

3/15, 9 PM pyrotechnic violin shredder Joey Molinaro with members of Epistasis and CouchSlut at Exapno, 33 Flatbush Ave., $5 or $10 gets you the concert and a vinyl copy of his new album; make sure your phone is juiced because you will need to call the number posted on the door to gain entry.

3/15, 9:30ish the self-explanatory Balkan Stomp at Mehanata

3/15, 9:30 PM charming retro French pop combo Banda Magda at Joe’s Pub, $18 gen adm.

3/15, 10:30 PM original psychedelic funk/hip-hop band Mamarazzi at the big room at the Rockwood.

3/16, 10:30 AM (this is a morning concert) the Afiara String Quartet play Nielsen: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 13; Dvorák: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 51 at Walter Reade Theatre, 165 West 65th St., $22.

3/16, 2 PM pianist Inna Faliks plays Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 (Appassionata) and Polonaise, Op. 89 plus Schumann’s Davidsbündler, Op. 6. and works by Shchedrin and Ljova at Spectrum.

3/16, 2 PM hypnotic, intense tarantella percussionist Alessandra Belloni and ensemble at the Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, E/F to Parsons Blvd

3/16, 4 PM this year’s annual New Music Bake Sale is at Roulette with seven hours of the avant garde plus munchies, $10 cover includes a raffle ticket and music byContemporaneous, members of ExapnoRhymes With Opera, assaultive art-rockersNewspeakHotel ElefantEnsemble Et al., Talea Ensemble and others.

3/16, 4 PM Iranian-American composer/pianist Ramin Arjomand improvises at Spectrum, $15

3/16, 4 PM the Hugo Wolf Quartett play Haydn’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, “Joke”; Berg’s Lyric Suite and Schubert’s String Quartet in G Major.at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted.

3/16 the Dover String Quartet with pianist Leon Fleischer at the Town Hall.

3/16, 5 PM the Webster Groves Band featuring saxophonist Donald Harrison & drummer Ulysses Owens at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free.

3/16, 7 PM String Noise plays electroacoustic versions of works by Boulez, Spencer Topel, Jean-Claude Rissel and others at the Firehouse Space.

3/16, 8:30 PM NYC’s funnest, most savagely satirical jazz band, Mostly Other People Do the Killing at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

3/16, 10 PM high plains gothic Americana with Ember Schrag & Jasmine Dream at Pete’s

3/17, sets at 4 and 8 PM Streams of Whiskey play Pogues and Shane MacGowan covers that do justice to the originals at Lucille’s, $15 adv tix rec

3/17, 7 PM sharp perennially vital, politically-fueled anthemic Irish-American rockers Black 47 at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix a must.

3/17, 7ish free first-rate Irish music all night at Connolly’s with Jameson’s Revenge, Shilelagh Law and Band of Rogues

3/17, 7:30 PM the East Coast Chamber Orchestra plays music of Radiohead, Satie, Ravel, Gesualdo and others at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church. 2504 Broadway at 93rd St, free.

3/17, 7:30 PM baroque orchestra Tafelmusik play works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Marais, Delalande and Veracini at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

3/17, 8 PM eclectic, cinematic surf band Commercial Interruption followed eventually at 10 by the Tarantinos NYC at Otto’s

3/17, 8 PM Gustavo Dudamel conducts the LA Philharmonic with Yuja Wang, piano playing Daníel Bjarnason: Blow bright (NY premiere); Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 at Avery Fisher Hall, $35.

3/17, 9ish the New Yorkestra play classic big band jazz from across the eras at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

3/17, midnight, drummer Tim Kuhl‘s St. Helena psychedelic art-rock project at the small room at the Rockwood.

3/18, 6 PM jazz violinist/mandolinist Jason Anick with a killer quartet including Jason Yeager, piano; Greg Loughman, bass; Mike Connors, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $8 + $10 min.

3/18, 7 PM powerpop/psychedelic guitar goddess Debra Devi followed by searing, edgily funny female-fronted Americana/punk rockers Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric, $12.

3/18, 7:30 PM fiery Balkan Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita at the Gershwin Hotel

3/18, 8 PM electroacoustic bassoon works by Leslie Ross and Katherine Liberovskaya at Roulette, $20

3/18-23, 8:30/10;30 PM legendary Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba makes his US debut at the Blue Note with Jose Armando Gola, Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez and Giovanni Hidalgo, $20 standing room avail.

3/18-23 pastoral jazz guitar icon Bill Frisell’s trio with Eyvind Kang-viola,; Rudy Royston-drums and special guests at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

3/18, 11 PM torchy chanteuse Bliss Blood and creepy noir guitarist Al Street’s duo Evanescent  at the Manderley Bar  at the McKittrick Hotel, 532 W 27th St (10th/11th Aves.).

3/18, 9 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester at Spectrum, $15. He’s also at Shrine on 3/27 at 6.

3/18, 10 PM lush, intense, artfully orchestrated psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange at Pete’s.

3/18, 10:30 PM smartly terse, lyrical gutarist Mike Baggetta leads a trio with Matt Pavolka on bass and Billy Mintz on drums at Korzo.

3/19, 8 PM intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay followed at 9 by the all-star Brooklyn Takht Ensemble: Shelley Thomas – vocals; Brian Prunka- oud; Tareq Rantisi- riq; Bridget Robbins- nay flute – doing Arabic classical music plus hits by Fairouz, Leila Murad + Asmahan at Branded Saloon

3/20, 7 PM excellent original postbop jazz sextet the Flail followed at 8 by the wry, eclectic Four Bags and then bluegrass/klezmer mandolin legend Andy Statman at 10 at Barbes

3/20, 8 PM shapeshifting, electrifying soprano Mellissa Hughes - who’s as potent a soul singer as she is with the classical repertoire – sings works by living composers, John Cage and Morton Feldman at Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St, $30.

3/20, 8:30 PM tuneful Lynchian vibraphone jazz group Bryan & the Aardvarks with special guests Aaron Parks on piano and Camila Meza on vocals at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

3/20, 9/11 PM 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 – at the Jazz Gallery, $20

3/20, 9 PM tuneful, colorfully lyrical Americana rocker Al Lee Wyer at Desmond’s.

3/20, 9:30 PM latin-inspired bassist and brilliant, socially aware jazz composer Gregg August leads a quartet with Sam Newsome – soprano sax , Yosvany Terry – tenor sax , Ben Waltzer – piano , E.J. Strickland – drums at Smalls

3/21, noon Veit Hertenstein, viola and Pei-Yao Wang, piano play Miakovsky, Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 81; Shostakovich, From Preludes, Op. 34; Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 at the Morgan Library, $15/$10 stud/srs.

3/21, 7 PM hypnotic, haunting Maine chamber-Americana duo Arborea play gorgeous rustic soundscapes at Joe’s Pub, $14, followed at 9:30 (separate $15 admision) by the female-fronted, Francophile Hot Sardines playing upbeat 20s swing.

3/21, 7 PM the Chiara Quartet play music of Ravel, Bartok and Brahms at the Greene Space, $20

3/21, 7 PM pianists Daniela Bracchi and Walter Aparicio play music of Chopin, Milhaud and Lutoslawski at Third St. Music School Settlement, free.

3/21, 7:30 PM smart, lyrical, jazz/funk influened acoustic songwriter/chanteuse Meklit Hadero at Subculture, $20.

3/21, 8 PM explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Sunny’s in Red Hook

3/21, 8 PM oldtime honkytonk and pre-tockabilly sounds with the Weal and Woe followed at 9 by sassy female-fronted C&W parodists Trailer Radio at the Way Station.

3/21-22, 8 PM composer/cellist Okkyung Lee presents a new suite of compositions for strings and percussion inspired by Samuel Beckett’s “First Love” and Korean surrealist writer Yi Sang’s “The Wings,” at the Kitchen, $15

3/21, 8 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra plays the Strauss Violin Concerto plus Goldmark’s In Springtime and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 at NJPAC in Newark, $20 seats avail.

3/21, 8:30 PM, repeating on 3/22 at 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony play Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade plus works by Henze and Copland at St. Paul’s Church, 315 West 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

3/21 haunting, eclectic art-rockers Painted on Water with guitarist Demir Demirkan and chanteuse Sertab Erener at Drom, $30 adv tix rec.

3/21, 9 PM sultry downtempo grooves with chanteuse Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s SLV at BAM Cafe, free.

3/21, 9 PM 90s indie nostalgia with a rare edge: Barbara Manning followed at 10 by Versus at the Bell House, $20 adv tix rec.

3/21, 9/10:30 PM guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara play the album release party for their wickedly twisted new album at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

3/21, 10ish smart, pensive folk noir/paisley underground songwriter Melaena Cadiz at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

3/21, 10:30ish colorful oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar. They’re also at Beast of Bourbon on 3/29 at 9ish.

3/22, 2 PM perennially relevant hip-hop artist Talib Kweli and band at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, free, get there early.

3/22, 6 PM badass oldtime blues/country resonator guitarist/chanteuse Mamie Minch followed at 8 PM by wild modern brass band jazz improvisation with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble and then 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

3/22, 7:30 PM wild, bone-chilling Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band and neuevo Ethopiques crew Debo Band at the Mercury, $10 gen adm, early arrival advised.

3/22, 7:30 PM feral bass saxophonist Colin Stetson with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily, Stuart Bogie and Ryan Ferreira at Merkin Concert Hall, $25. What Stetson does is play a wild, looping never-ending vortex – if you haven’t seen it, and adrenaline is your thing, don’t miss this.

3/22, 10ish explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

3/22, 9 PM intense, ethereal, cutting-edge jazz singer Sara Serpa and tuneful guitarist Andre Matos at BAM Cafe, free

3/22, 10 PM legendary filmmaker/dirty funk bandleader Melvin Van Peebles’ Menage A Trois followed by torchy, lurid gothic art-rockers Elysian Fields at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, $15.

3/23, 4 PM intense female-fronted piano-and-strings-fueled chamber pop band AK play the album release show for their new one How Not to Be Alone at the small room at the Rockwood

3/23, 4 PM pianist Inesa Sinkevych plays an all-Schubert program at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted.

3/23, 5 PM latin jazz violinist Gregor Huebner and ensemble at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow

3/23, 8 PM the Flat Duo Jets’ Dex Romweber duo followed by grasscore favorites Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at the Mercury, $15 gen adm

3/23, 9 PM the world’s most popular assouf (desert blues) band Tinariwen at Brooklyn Bowl is sold out but there are still tix for the 3/24 show.

3/23, 9 PM hypnotic intense Malian duskcore vets Imharhan at Littlefield – a good alternative to Tinariwen!

3/23, 9:30 PM fiery lyrical third-stream soul-jazz chanteuse/pianist Nicole Zuraitis at the big room at the Rockwood

3/23, 11ish psychedelic, fearlessly obscene French garage/surf rockers La Femme play Glasslands, $12. They’re also at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 3/28.

3/24, 7:30  PM Balkan jazz pianist Dimitrije Vasiljevic solo at Carnegie Hall

3/24, 7:30 PM the Spectrum Symphony plays Philip Wharton: There was a Star Danced (NY premiere); Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor; and Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C with Makiko Hirata, piano (dedicated to the victims of the Fukushima disasters) reception to follow, at Church of St. Joseph, 371 6th Ave, $30

3/24, 8 PM chamber postrock – is that a genre? it is now- with Build, Victoire, and itsnotyouitsme at Roulette, $20.

3/24, 8 PM lyrical, janglerock/powerpop songwriter/crooner Ward White- whose sinister, cinematic nonlinear album Bob was arguably 2013′s best – at Pete’s.

3/24, 8 PM adventurous new large ensemble works with the Noriko Ueda Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

3/24, 8 PM one of the most compelling, nuanced singers in acoustic music, Jes Hudak followed by Tony Scherr‘s tuneful, funky trio and then noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo and his trio at the small room at the Rockwood.

3/24, 9:30 PM best doublebill of the year so far: savage but subtly improvisational noir guitar jazz/soundtrack trio Big Lazy followed at 10:30 by psychedelic Peruvian-style surf rockers Chicha Libre on their home turf at Barbes

3/24, 9 PM Kneebody – with keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood – at Highline Balroom, $20 adv tix rec.

3/25, 7 PM state-of-the-art newschool reggae band Passafire – always a good time, guaranteed – at the Gramercy Theatre, $17 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

3/25, 7 PM eclectic avant garde tenor saxophonist Tyrone Birkett leads a quintet at Mist, 46 W 116th St (5th/Lenox), $10.

3/25, 7:30 PM hauntingly torchy chanteuse Amanda Thorpe sings her reinterpretations of popular and obscure material from the E.Y. Harburg catalog (Brother Can You Spare a Dime, Paper Moon and more) at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec

3/25, 7:30 PM pianist Jacob Greenberg plays Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31 and Helmut Lachenmann’s rarely performed Serynade at Spectrum, $15

3/25, 7:30 PM Le Train Bleu Ensemble plays new music by Sean Friar, Randall Woolf, Ted Hearne and Christopher Cerrone at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

3/25, 8 PM an intriguing program of strings and winds with organ headed up by Juilliard’s Paul Jacobs, at at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St., free

3/25, 9 PM intriguing female-fronted downtempo/dreampop rockers Blouse followed by dark neo-garage punks the Dum Dum Girls at Bowery Ballroom are sold out; $15 tix sill avail. for their  3/26  Music Hall of Williamsburg show.

3/25, 9:30ish cleverly lyrical, darkly funny Nashville gothic rock with Maynard & the Musties at Rodeo Bar.

3/25, 10 PM soaring Americana rocker/bandleader Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

3/26, 7:30 PM Hyeyung Yoon, violin & Soyeon Kate Lee, piano with Greogry Beaver, cello debut Robert Sirota‘s Pange Lingua Sonata plus usic by Bach and Brahms at Subculture, $25 adv tix rec.

3/26 8 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangasta blues” at Troost, 1011 Manhattan Ave btw Huron and Green; 3/29, 9 PM they’re at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

3/26, 8 PM Joshua Bell, director and violin with the Academy of St. Martins in the Fields play Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77; Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 (“Eroica”) at Avery Fisher Hall, $35.

3/26, 8 PM Tyler Blanton leads his psychedelic electric vibraphone trio at Barbes.

3/26, 8:30 PM dark klezmer-tinged Israeli jazz pianist Anat Fort with Gary Wang, bass; Matt Wilson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

3/26, 9 PM gently intense, deviously psychedelic, amazingly eclectic Austin-based Americana/jazz chanteuse/guitarist Jenifer Jackson and band at the big room at the Rockwood playing the album release show for her amazing new one Texas Sunrise.

3/26, 9 PM the Miro Quartet play  Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6, “La Malinconia” – Beethoven; Ainsi la nuit – Henri Dutilleux; Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden” –  Schubert at Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th St, $25/$20 stud/srs

3/26, 9ish gloomy/pensive British chamber pop/trip-hop keyboardist/songwriter Douglas Dare at Glasslands, $12.

3/26, 10 PM the Foxx- who do oldschool C&W as well as they do period-perfect, gritty early Blondie-influenced glam/new wave – at Death by Audio, $7

3/27-30 pianist Fabian Almazan’s lush, gorgeously glimmering chamber jazz Rhizome Project at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 on the weekend.

3/27, 7:30 PM intense noir-tinged blues chanteuse Amy Coleman and her band at Tagine, 221 W 38th St, $10 incl. a drink!

3/27, 7:30 PM shapeshifting instrument inventor/percussionist/alto saxophonist Terry Dame in one of her many incarnations at Barbes

3/27, 7:30 PM Eviyan – the Eastern European-flavored avant garde trio of Iva Bittová, Evan Ziporyn, and Gyan Riley – at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

3/27, 8 PM tuneful folk-rock/alt-country band Wilder Maker, jangly pensive paisley underground psychedelic rocker Nathan Xander and brooding dreampop-tinged Swedish art-rock band Solander at Cake Shop

3/27, 8 PM the String Orchestra of Brooklyn performs works by Eli Keszler, Catherine Lamb, Zach Layton, and Doron Sadja at Roulette, $20

3/27 period-perfect 1960s style dark psychedelic folk-rockers the Allah-La’s at Rough Trade in Williamsburg are sold out – assuming that the place will reopen.

3/27, 9 PM Amari Rebel play smartly politically aware roots reggae followed by dark anthemic 80s Cure-influenced Argentinian stadium rockers Pommez International at Shrine.

3/27, 9 PM socially aware, oldtimey-flavored, female-fronted Americana band 2/3 Goat at Hill Country, free

3/27, 10 PM Miss Phiro’s Dance Party play torchy 1920s French hot jazz at the Jalopy, $10

3/27, 10ish grasscore titans the Infamous Stringdusters at Bowery Ballroom

3/28, 8 PM composer Moon Young Ha leads adventurous indie classical group Ensemble Mise-En through a characteristically eclectic program of vocal and instrumental works by Reiko Fueting, Brian Fennelly, Enno Poppe, Clara Latham and Isang Yun at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St, $15/$10 srs/$5 stud.

3/28, 7:30 PM accordion/winds/percussion sextet Ghost Ensemble play music by Macklay, Berio, Lucier, and more at Spectrum, $15.

3/28, 7:30 PM newschool C&W chanteuse Lindi Ortega at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

3/28, 8 PM pianist Haskell Small plays his rapt, hypnotic composition for solo piano, The Rothko Room: Journeys in Silence, as well as works by Alan Hovhaness inspired by the spiritual power of mountains, at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St., $20/$15 stud./srs.

3/28, 8 PM Dan Finnerty’s hilarious, viciously sarcastic top 40 cover band the Dan Band at Brooklyn Bowl,  $12.

3/28, 8 PM torchy Irish/New Orleans jazz chanteuse Tara O’Grady and her great band at the third stage at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St.), $15 + $10 min.

3/28, 8 PM fiery unpredictable guitar-fueled jazz improvisation with Big Plastic Finger: Bonnie Kane, Reuben Radding, Scott Prato, Mark McClemens at the Firehouse Space.

3/28, 9 PM White Prism, a.k.a. ethereal, atmospheric downtempo chanteuse Johanna Cranitch at BAM Cafe, free

3/28-29, 9/11 PM Steve Coleman & Five Elements with Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet at the Jazz Gallery, $20

3/28, 9 PM torchy intense vaudevillian oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at the Jalopy, $10. They’re  also at Terra Blues on 3/29 at 7

3/28, 10 PM deviously charismatic, eclectic Romany punk/oldtime swing band Kagero at the Way Station.

3/28, 10 PM smart, theatrical, jazz/Americana-influenced chanteuse Aiofe O’Donovan at the third room at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St. around the corner), $10 plus 2-drink min.

3/29, 1:30 PM Quintet of the Americas plays classic tango by Luis Pasquet, Astor Piazzolla, Mariano Mores, Osmar Maderna, Ernesto Nazareth, and Paquito D’Rivera at Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street in Flushing, free

3/29, 8 PM a wild Nowrooz celebration with Iranian music from decades and centuries past: Yvette Perez’s amazing psychedelic band Mitra Sumara playing Iranian pop classics from the 60s and 70s by Googoosh, Pari Zangeneh, Parva, Zia Atabi and others followed by virtuoso tanbour player Amir Vahab and his Ensemble at Drom, $20

3/29, 8 PM oldtime three-part Americana vocal harmony group Triboro followed by hot bluegrass band Miller’s Crossing at the Jalopy, $10.

3/29, 8 PM, Michael Gordon’s Rushes, a work for 7 bassoons at the Kasser Theatre at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, $20, charter bus avialable from the Port Authority arcade on 41st St between 8th and 9th Aves to the theatre, ($10 per person, round trip), bus reservations may be made at 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org

3/29, 8:30 PM intense, perennially paradigm-shitting violist Mat Maneri and pianist Lucian Ban, who also likes living outside the box, unveil their new quintet with Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Bob Stewart, tuba; Nasheet Waits, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10.

3/29, 9:30ish arkly tuneful Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Mehanata.

3/29, 10ish the Brooklyn What, who are to 2014 what both the Dead Boys and the Clash were to 1979, at Ft. Useless, 36 Ditmars St. in S Williamsburg

3/29, midnight, macabre surf legends the Coffin Daggers at Hank’s.

3/29, 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 gen adm

3/30, 3 PM maestro Barbara Yahr leads the Greenwich Village Orchestra with guest violinist Hye-Jin Kim playing Samuel Barber’s Adagio and Violin Concerto plus Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

3/30, 3 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers perform a cantata by Ernst Krenek, Thea Musgrave’s new narrative about the return of Odysseus to Ithaca, and Yotam Haber’s modern twist on Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ at Merkin Concert Hall, $25/$20 stud/srs.

3/30, 3 PM the Shanghai String Quartet premiere David Del Tredici’s Bullycide – in  memory of the gay suicides who were driven to it by persecution – plus Haydn’s String Quartet in D Minor (“Quinten”), op. 76, no. 2 and Giuseppe Verdi’s String Quartet in E Minor at the Kasser Theatre at Montclair State University 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, $20, charter bus avialable from the Port Authority arcade on 41st St between 8th and 9th Aves to the theatre, ($10 per person, round trip), bus reservations may be made at 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org

3/30, 4 PM Mimesis Ensemble leader and pianist Katie Reimer plays solo works by Mohammed Fairouz, Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Philip Glass, Schubert and a Daniel Roumain premiere at Allegro Pianos, 205 W 58th St, $20/$5stud.

3/30, 4 PM Ensemble Leonarda presents:  “Dance Fever: The Evolution of the Baroque Dance Suite” with Susan Graham, flute; David Himmelheber, cello; Nancy Kito, harpsichord, violinist Jose Pietri-Coimbre and dancer Meggi Sweeney, at the Church du St. Esprit, 109 E. 60th St (between Park & Lexington), $20/$15 stud/srs

3/30, 4 PM the American Brass Quintet plays music of Thomas Morley, Osvaldo Lacerda and Joan Tower.at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted.

3/30, 7 PM an evening of hypnotic ambient and percussion music with Loop 2.4.3‘s marimba, steel drum, toms, gongs, and electronics followed by Harris Eisenstadt’s Cuban bata drum collective at Shapeshifter Lab, $10 adv tix rec.

3/30, 8 PM awesome string jazz improvisation with Daniel Levin’s Coelacanth featuring Mat Maneri, viola, Russ Lossing, wurlitzer & piano, Gerald Cleaver, drums at Roulette, $20

3/30, 8 PM alternately pensive and explosive Balkan jazz pianist Dimitrije Vasiljevic at Caffe Vivaldi.

3/30, 9 PM oldschool Arkansas delta bluesman Lucious Spiller at the Bitter End; 3/31 he’s at the Red Lion at 7 (poor guy!) and 4/1 at 8 at Shrine uptown.

3/30, 9:30 PM fiery Balkan Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita and quirky, carnivalesque circus rock band Not Waving But Drowning at Bowery Electric, $10

3/30, 10 PM ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at Cake Shop

3/30, 10 PM gritty intense noiserock/postpunk rockers Anwar Sadat at Death by Audio.

3/30, 10 PM darkly lyrical chamber pop songwriter Elizabeth & the Catapult at Glasslands, $12

3/31, 7:30 PM intense third-stream/nuevo tango pianist Emilio Teubal with his trio at Subculture, $20.

3/31, 8:30 PM pianist Kyungmi Nam plays music of Bach, Schubert and Schumann at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10

3/31, 10 PM charming female-fronted oldschool soul/swing combo Lake Street Dive at Bowery Ballroom is sold out

3/31, 10 PM psychedelic latin soul maven Damien Quinones y Su Conjunto – with the full horn section, playing material from their phenomenal 2012 psychedelic latin soul album Gumbo Ma-Jumbo album at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

3/31, 11 PM smart rustic original Kalamazoo oldtime Americana duo Red Tail Ring at the small room at the Rockwood

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 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 the the Dave Gibson /Jared Gold B3 organ 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 performed 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, 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 the 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 croonerSean 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, 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, 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 reputedly 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 avatarand saxophone powerhouseLakecia 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/bandleaderMichaela Anne plays the album release show for her new one at the big room at the Rockwood

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

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 finds the missing links between Britfolk and bluegrass – at Beast of Bourbon.

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

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

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 Isle of Rhodes play glammy, sardonic keyboard-driven art-rock and funky chamber pop at Rock Shop,$10

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 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, 7:30 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.

4/15-16 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, 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 Mazgani – the Iranian-born Portuguese Nick Cave – at Barbes

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 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, 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 high-voltage Afrobeat band Ikebe Shakedown at the Mercury, $12.

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, 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, 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

4/19, 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 music of vibrant Spain-inspired 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, 8:30 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

4/20, 1 PM add 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, 2 PM garage rock chanteuse Holly Golightly 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.

4/20, 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 minded jazz violinist Dana Lyn and band at the Firehouse Space.

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 Hamillton (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 Elia Biske 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 and 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.

4/22-26, 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 East 10th Street (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, 7:30 PM klezmer pianist Isaac Sadigursky and band 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, 8 PM Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music 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, 10:30 PM intense heavy psychedelic/early indie-ish/metal band Eidetic Seeing at Grand Victory, $8.

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 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, 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.

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

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 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, 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, 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.

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, 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 self-explanatory, jaunty Blue Vipers of Brooklyn at Barbes

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 Susan Leviton 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

4/29-5/4, 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, 7:30 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, 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, 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, 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, 9:30 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.

5/2-11, 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 andalso  Thursday-Sunday, 8 PM at St. Mark’s Church, 131 E 10th St at 2nd Ave. , $18.

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, 10 PM Canadian gothic Americana with Gord Downie & the Sadies at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm.

5/3, 5-11 PM this year’s “wall to wall” free music marathon at Symphony Space features cabaret performers, lineup TBA.

5/3, 8 PM visionary Turkish composer/multi-instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek with percussionist Murat Tekbilek at Roulette.

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, 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, 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.

5/6-11, 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.

5/7, 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 rebec). at Symphony Space, $30

5/7, 7 PM southwestern gothic rockers the Mystic Braves at the Mercury, $10 adv tix very highly rec.

5/9 the Idan Raichel Project at City Winery is SOLD OUT

5/9, 7:30 PM 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 third-stream new one at Shapeshifter Lab, $!5.

5/9, 9 PM charming, spot-on classic 40s and 50s 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.

5/10, 9ish sharp, perennially vital, politically-fueled anthemic Irish-American rockers Black 47 at at Connolly’s

5/10 haunting, intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina and her band  at BAM Cafe.

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.

5/11, 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, 7:30 PM indie classical string quartet Ethel at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

5/12, 7:30 PM the Ariel Quartet play works by Haydn, Berg and Beethoven at Subculture, $30 adv tix rec

5/13 shapeshifting, subversive chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite does Marianne Faithfull’s Broken English in its entirety at Joe’s Pub

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, 7:30 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

5/15, 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.

5/16, 9 PM hilarious retro country songwriter Hayes Carll solo at the Bell House, $20 adv tix rec

5/15, 9ish smart, terse, funny Americana rock duo Kill Henry Sugar at Beast of Bourbon

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.

5/17, 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, 11ish noir rockabilly goddess Kim Lenz & the Jaguars at Bowery Electric.

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

5/20-25  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 .

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

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 jazz pianist Helen Sung leads her trio at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

5/23-24, 9/11 PM elegant, melodic bassist/composer Linda Oh leads her Group featuring the Sirius Quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $22

5/27-6/1 Jeff “Tain” Watts leads a smaller 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

5/29, 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, 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.

5/31, 9 PM charismatic, psychedelic funkmeistress Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Bowery Ballroom, $17 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 haunting classic 70s style art-rock/Britfolk band Syd Arthur at Bowery Ballroom.

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!

6/9, 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.

6/20 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.

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

New York City Live Music Calendar for February and March 2014

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

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez  exploring the delicious minutiae of Beethoven piano sonatas on Thursdays – Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 24 and May 15,  plus Saturdays – Mar 15, Apr 12, May 10  and 31. Each program features a sonata that sheds fresh light on beats and barlines!  email for info/location.

Mondays in February, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South.

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 8 PM intense literate piano-based chamber pop with Elizabeth & the Catapult at the new third room at the Rockwood, $10

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’s reliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

Mondays in February (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 February, 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 February, 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 February 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 February 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.

Wednesdays at 7 PM and Sunday afternoons at 2 PM through the end of February, clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer leads a killer ensemble playing live themes to accompany a series of NYC-centric films from across the decades at the Museum of Jewish History, 36 Battery Place just north of Battery Park, $35/$30 stud/srs

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 February, 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 March 10 PM creepy, lurid noir cabaret duo Charming Disaster – Jeff Morris from Kotorino and Elia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette – 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 February 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 February: 2/13, 2/20 and 2/27, 10ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

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 January, 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 February at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in February, 6 PM oudist Brandon Terzic and singer Pyeng Threadgill lead an acoustic band with Matt Kilmer – percussion; Tim Keiper – percussion; Rufus Cappadocia – cello; Matt Darriau – reeds, kaval; Alsarah – vocals, that collectively “explore blues classics with a paradoxically new vision using old lenses” at Barbes

Saturdays in March (and on February 22)  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 March at 6 PM sultry, badass blues/oldtimey siren/resonator guitarislinger Mamie Minch (of the Roulette Sistes) 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 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 February, 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 February 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 February and March long-running 90s style dancehall reggae band the Skadanks - veterans of a gazillion Marijuana Marches – at Drom, $10

2/1, 1 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars in a “family -friendly” concert with works by Tan Dun, Don Byron, and David Lang at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $12 adv tix rec

2/1, 2-11 PM the Music of Now Marathon at Symphony Space with Metropolis Ensemble, Cassatt String Quartet, Du Yun, Talujon, and Mimi Jones, winding up with a set by Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble.

2/1, 4 PM an unusual quadruplebill at Barbes: quirky family-friendly instrumentalists Songs for Unusual Creatures, resonator guitarist Zeke Healey with violist Karen Waltuch at 7, chanteuse Jenny Luna’s intense, wild Turkish band Dolunay at 8 and then polka-punk Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at around 10, note $10 cover for the headliners

2/1, 4 PM Wang Guowei leads a quartet of erhu, pipa, flute and piano, in an eclectic program of arrangements based on Chinese folk tunes, songs of legendary Hong Kong pop singer Teresa Teng, and Wang’s original compositions at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

2/1, 7 PM roughhewn alt-country band Mail the Horse at the Bell House, free

2/1, 7:15 PM dark intense lyrical rocker LJ Murphy and his unstoppable noir band at the Parkside.

2/1, 7:30 PM violinist Caroline Chin plays music of Bach, Berio, Jonathan Katz, Linda Dusman and others at Spectrum, $15

2/1-2  John Abercrombie – guitar with Marc Copeland – piano; Drew Gress – bass; Joey Baron – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30.

2/1, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble Dawn of Midi with electro-acoustic chamber ensemble Bright Wave, premiering new pieces by member composers William Brittelle and Michi Wiancko at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

2/1, 8 PM haunting Greek rembetiko chanteuse Eleftheria Arvanitaki with her band at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $15 balcony seats avail.

2/1-2, 8/10 PM Marc Ribot‘s residency at the Stone winds up with a John Zorn 8 PM show on the second followed by Ribot playing Zorn’s Book of Heads at 10, $15 ($20 for Zorn).

2/1, 8 PM moody, gently jangly dreampop band Tiger Dare at Baby’s All Right, $10

2/1, 9 PM the rockabilly Bottle Cap Rockets, 10 PM otherworldly Greek psychedelic surf rockers the Byzan-tones, 11 PM powerhouse original reverb rockers Strange But Surf at Unsteady Freddie’s reliably eclectic, fun monthly surf shindig at Otto’s.

2/1, 9 PM the Brooklyn What – powerful, anthemic, fearless and funny punk/soul rockers who represent smart native-born Brooklyn better than any other band – at Shea Stadium, $8

2/1, 9 PM ten-piece country/gypsy/acoustic rock behemoth M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10.

2/1, 9 PM irrepressibly eclectic Balkan singer Sarah Small’s haunting vocal trio Hydra sing and cavort around as part of a Vanessa Walters dance piece at the Irondale Center, 85 S Oxford St (between Fulton + Lafayette), Fort Greene, $25/$20 stud

2/1, 9/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Pete Robbins plays the album release show for his new one, Pyramid with Jonathan Finlayson , trumpet; Carlos Homs , piano; Eivind Opsvik, bass; Nate Wood, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

2/1, 9:30 torchy intense noir chanteuse/bandleader Julia Haltigan at the big room at the Rockwood

2/1, 9:30 ish percussion sorceress Alessandra Belloni’s wild Italian folk/art-rock Taranta band at Mehanata

2/1, 10 PM lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $10. They’re also at Barbes on 2/28 at 8 PM followed at 10 by high-voltage Colombian horn band Chia’s Dance Party.

2/1,10 PM dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot at 68 Jay St. Bar

2/1, 10 PM eclectic dark punk blues/Americana duo Slim Wray and neo-honkytonkers I’ll Be John Brown at Bowery Electric, $10.

2/1, 10:30 PM pianist Danny Grissett and his excellent postbop quartet: Jaleel Shaw – alto sax; Ben Williams – bass , Jonathan Barber – drums at Smalls.

2/1, 11 PM Isle of Rhodes play glammy, sardonic keyboard-driven art-rock and funky chamber pop at Spike Hill – like the lighter side of Botanica, if you buy that concept. Fender Rhodes electric piano is the refreshing choice of lead instrument. Droll, disarmingly energetic cowpunk band Friends and Farmers open the night at 8. IoR is also here on 2/8 at 10.

2/2, 4 PM the Escher String Quartet performs music by Dvorak and Mozart at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

2/2, 4 PM Alan Friend (banjo, guitar, fiddle, vocals), Harry Bolick (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Don Friedman (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Charlie Shaw (bass, drum) celebrate the release of their album Bad Times & Better Times with a concert of old-time tunes at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10/$5 kids

2/2, 6 PM Karl Berger orchestra guitarist John Ehlis leads a quartet with Sana Nagano, Yasuno Katsui and Glen Fittin at Downtown Music Gallery, free.

2/2, 7 PM Jean Fight – torchy chanteuse with eclectic, edgy soul/funk/surf band – at Spike Hill

2/2, 8 PM Nous with Christopher Bono, Shahzad Ismaily and others play evocative, often haunting indie classical/rock at Baby’s All Right in South Williamsburg

2/2, 11 PM charming oldtime front-porch harmony with Maiden Radio at Pete’s.

2/3, 6 PM purist powerpop/janglerock songwriter Rob Teter – late of Romany rockers the Belleville Outfit – at the small room at the Rockwood.

2/3, 7/9 PM pianist Orrin Evans‘ scorching, explosively bluesy, purist Captain Black Big Band at Smoke, no cover, $30 prix-fixe menu. They’re also here on 2/17, same deal.

2/3, 8 PM Neko Case-influenced songwriter Rosa Tu at the Way Station.

2/3, 9ish Michael Webster’s 16-piece chamber-jazz orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

2/3, 11 PM haunting, hypnotic oud jazz virtuoso Jussi Reijonen with his equally haunting quartet at the small room at the Rockwood.

2/4, 7 PM the Enso Quartet play music of Ginastera and others at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party.

2/4, 7 PM tenor saxophonist Camille Thurman with bassist Mimi Jones and drummer Shrirazette Tinin at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

2/4, 7:30 PM Jeremy Messersmith at the Mercury playing stuff off his new cd The Reluctant Graveyard – retro 60s Kinks meets Elliott Smith, chamber pop and more rocking stuff with a quirky, sometimes surprisingly dark lyrical edge, $10 adv tix rec

2/4, 7:30 PM the Haden Triplets featuring Petra, Rachel, and Tanya Haden singing traditional American close harmony folk tunes at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

2/4, 8 PM sharp, satirical, catchy, sardonically funny powerpop Beatlesque/Costelloesque songwriter Walter Ego does double duty, playing a solo show and then switching to bass for a show with lyrical folk noir rockers Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band at the Path Cafe.

2/4, 8 PM intense, politically fueled, brilliant Americana rocker James McMurtry at City Winery, $25 standing room avail.

2/4, 8 PM Nashville alt-country pioneer Suzy Bogguss playing songs off her forthcoming Merle Haggard tribute album at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

2/4, 8 PM oldtime frontporch folk songwriter Cara Scarmack at the Way Station

2/4-9, 8/10 PM irrepressible saxophonist Paul Shapiro leads a series of ensembles at the Stone. Choice pick: his Midnight Minyan band on 2/6 with Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Peter Apfelbaum (sax) Elio Villafranca (piano) Booker King (bass) Tony Lewis (drums)

2/4-8, 8/10 PM Ron Carter leads a twin-percussion quartet with Renee Rosnes on piano at the Blue Note $20 standing room avail. Then on 2/25-26 Carter is with Roy Haynes’ Fountain of Youth band for an extra ten bucks

2/4, 8 PM legendary loft jazz pianist Connie Crothers leads a quartet with  Richard Tabnik, alto saxophone; Ken Filiano, bass; Roger Mancuso, drums at Roulette, $20.

2/4-9 intense pianist Gerald Clayton leads a quintet at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25

2/4, 9ish the Bright Smoke (the French Exit’s Mia Wilson’s haunting, angst-ridden, atmospherically bluesy new project) at Friends & Lovers in Ft. Greene. They’re also at Pete’s on 2/27 at 10.

2/4, 9 PM the Rugkids – who sounds kind of like a haphazardly tuneful teens version of Link Wray – at Spike Hill

2/4, 10 PM the electric, jazz-oriented, explosive NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $10 They’re also here on 2/11.

2/4, 10:30 PM esteemed, ubiquitous downtown jazz multi-reedman Doug Wieselman plays the album release show for his hypnotic, mesmerizing new collection of water and wind-inspired solo clarinet pieces From Water at le Poisson Rouge, $10. He’s also at Barbes for free on 2/8 at 8.

2/5, 7:30 PM wild crazy Romany jazz/New Orleans jamband Dirty Bourbon River Show at at Joe’s Pub, $14.

2/5, 8 PM intense, lyrically haunting Americana soul rocker Matt Keating at the small room at the Rockwood

2/5, 8ish the weird, psychedelically fun Toys & Tiny Instruments play Grand Victory.

2/5, 8 PM ferociously tuneful, sometimes jangly, sometimes punkish Williamsburg indie vets Cementhead – who date from when indie was cool and so was Williamsburg – at Trash, $7

2/5, 8:30 PM Denman Maroney (hyperpiano) does a set of free acoustic improvisation with drummer Carlo Costa, bassist Sean Ali, trumpeter Joe Moffett, and saxophonist Jonathan Moritz at Spectrum, $15

2/5, 9ish haunting Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina sings solo with her trusty accordion, as part of Roots & Ruckus at the Jalopy. 

2/5, 9 PM slide blues legend Johnny Winter at B.B. King’s, rescheduled from 1/21, all 1/21 tix will be honored, $30 adv tix still avail.

2/5, 9ish irrepressible, entertaining stoner punk/garage/hardcore band the Hussy at Baby’s All Right, $12 adv tix rec

2/5-6, 9:30 PM guitarist Lage Lund leads a quartet with Mark Turner – tenor sax , Matt Brewer – bass , Clarence Penn – drums at Smalls

2/6, 7 PM  gently edgy, intense acoustic tunesmith Sharon Goldman with lead guitar genius Thad DeBrock followed eventually at 9:30 by dark, original, lyrical jazz/funk chanteuse Nicole Zuraitis and her band at Caffe Vivaldi.

2/6-9 pianist Danilo Perez with Ben Street – bass; Adam Cruz – drums; Roman Diaz – percussion; Alex Hardgreaves – violin at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/30 Fri-Sat

2/6, 7:30 PM pianist Simon Mulligan plays works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Ravel, Chopin and others at the Morgan Library, $35.

2/6, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes.

2/6, 8 PM pianist Roman Rabinovich performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, plus Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7  at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West in the Bronx, $25 seats avail.

2/6, 8 PM multimedia artist Stephanie Loveless plays new works plus “the quadrophonic composition Cricket, Tree, Crow wherein Loveless transforms sound recordings and vocally mimics the results in an attempt to embody a variety of others – from the singers of iconic 20th century songs, to plants, animals, and insects,” at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10

2/6, 9 PM Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music at the Jalopy. They’re also at Barbes on 2/19 at 7 followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party.

2/6, 9ish massive majestic sonic waves and washes from the Wharton Tiers Ensemble followed eventually at 11 by Heroes of Toolik‘s deceptively catchy, hypnotically growling post-Velvets grooves at Cake Shop

2/6, 9:30 PM Certain General lead guitarslinger Phil Gammage plays with his acoustic blues band at Manny’s on Second, 1770 2nd Ave. (92/93). The following night 2/7 they’re at Bella Napoli, 130 Madison Ave. at 30th St., both free

2/6, 9:30 PM bass clarinetist Christof Knoche‘s DEEP END with Caro Pook – violin; Simon Jermyn – bass; Zack Lober – bass; Vinnie Sperazza – drums at Spectrum, $15.

2/6, 10 PM oldschool torchy soul band Empire Beats feat. Camille Atkinson at Shrine.

2/6, 11 PM conscious hip-hop artist Rabbi Darkside at the Cameo Gallery

2/7, 5:30 PM soaring, intense original all-female Americana band Jan Bell & the Maybelles at the American Folk Art Museum.

2/7, 7 PM WNYC’s annual Battle of the Bands kicks off at the Greene Space with the Manhattan edition. The borough’s two top contenders this year seem to be psychedelic Middle Eastern/Central Asian/Caribbean jamband Tribecastan and politically conscious oldschool-style soul crooner Preachermann & the Revival . $15 includes a drink or $30 for open wine/beer bar plus the show!

2/7, 7:30 PM the Cassatt String Quartet with pianist Ursula Oppens play works by Beethoven, Joan Tower and Tania Leon at Symphony Space, $32/$20 30-and-under.

2/7, 8 PM phantasmagorical chanteuse Carol Lipnik with psychedelic art-rock pianist Matt Kanelos on piano at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10.

2/7, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra plays Wagner’s Lohengrin Prelude, Rachmaninov’s Isle of the Dead and Stravinsky’s Firebird at Symphony Space $25

2/7, 8 PM a brassy doublebill: the NY Funk Exchange and then reggae from the Big Takeover at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

2/7, 8 PM multimedia ensemble Galileo’s Daughters present a performance with viola da gamba and lute plus narration by Dava Sobel at the Fabbri Mansion, House of the Redeemer, 7 E 95th St, $25 tix avail.

2/7, 8 PM eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leads his sextet at Barbes.

2/7, 8:30 PM swirly/jangly female-fronted retro 80s British dreampop band Lanterns on the Lake at Baby’s All Right, $12 adv tix rec

2/7, 8:45 PM Elliott Sharp leads a string ensemble playing his stormy improvisational score Mare Undarum at Spectrum, $15

2/7, 9 PM noisy intense lead guitar genius/powerpop maven Pete Galub and band at Littlefield, $15.

2/7, 9 PM explosive, unpredictable Balkan-flavored horn band Bad Credit No Credit. at Shea Stadium

2/7-8, 9/11 PM alto sax powerhouse Yosvany Terry leads a quintet at the Jazz Gallery, $20. He’s back here on the 28th leading a trio with cello and piano.

2/7, 9:30 PM absolutely badass oldschool honkytonk band the Sweetback Sisters at Hill Country, free

2/7, 9:30 PM intriguing concert harp and vocal duo Addi and Jacq at Caffe Vivaldi.

2/7, 10 PM Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka play the album release show for their scorching new one Through the Night at Europa.

2/7, 10ish Boston’s prosaically named but fiery, eclectic country/oldtime/rock band Session Americana at the Jalopy, $10.

2/7, 10 PM Royal Khaoz play roots reggae at Shrine.

2/7-8, 10:30 PM darkly lyrical pianist Orrin Evans leads a quartet with Thomas Marriott – trumpet , Orrin Luques Curtis – bass , Obed Calvaire – drums at Smalls

2/7, midnight haunting, harmony-driven art-rock/chamber pop/circus rock orchestra Knife Throwers’ Assistance at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec.

2/8, 7:15 PM wild, minor-key klezmer/reggae/New Orleans jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 2/22

2/8, 8 PM Indian sitar legend Imrat Khan at Symphony Space, $30.

2/8, 8ish Pere Ubu bass legend Tony Maimone’s sweeping, atmospheric, groove-driven  postpunk/shoegaze band No Grave Like the Sea at Bowery Electric, $10

2/8, 8 PM Tongues in Trees – the new Indian music project from vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain (Red Baraat), and guitarist Grey McMurray (itsnotyouitsme) – at Barbes.

2/8, 8 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra plays their “Classical Mystery Tour” of Beatles music at NJPAC in Newark, $20 seats avail.

2/8, 8 PM trippy, ornate percussion quartet Ensemble Et Al, Tenth Intervention, and improvisational trio AmmoCake – composer/pianist Dorian Wallace, electric bassist Carl Limbacher, and percussionist Max Maples – play new compositions and reimagine Bach for the 21st century at the Firehouse Space.

2/8, 9ish punk classsical cellist Shannon Hayden followed by swirly, atmospherhic, psychedelic autoharp-fueled art-rock band Muyassar and the Humminbird at Panoply Performance Lab in Bushwick, $5

2/8, 9 PM eclectically dark, cinematic surf/soundtrack instrumentalists the Tarantinos NYC at Desmond’s.

2/8, 9ish eternally vital, politically-fueled anthemic Irish-American rockers Black 47 at Connolly’s

2/8, 10 PM haunting, atmospheric gothic Americana chanteuse Marissa Nadler at Glasslands, $12.

2/8, 10 PM NYC’s original Romany punk/circus rock band, World Inferno at Bowery Ballroom, $20

2/8, 10 PM oldtime honkytonk and pre-tockabilly sounds with the Weal and Woe at the Jalopy, $10.

2/8, 10ish the eclectic Balkan/latin/hip-hop Underground Horns at Nublu.

2/8, 11ish period-perfect late 1950s style, guitarishly superior rockabilly bandleader Bobby Volkman at Rodeo Bar

2/8, 11ish original psychedelic funk/hip-hop band Mamarazzi at Friends & Lovers in Ft. Greene. They’re also at the big room at the Rockwood on 2/15 at 10 PM

2/9, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra with Pierre Vallet, guest conductor play Berlioz — excerpts from The Damnation of Faust; Ravel — Shéhérazade (a GVO fave – they always slay with this); Brahms — Symphony No. 4 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

2/9, 4 PM Quicksilver, an exciting new septet plays music of 17th-century German and Italian composers Castello, Fontana, Bertali, and Weckmann at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

2/9, 4 PM inventive postbop tenor saxophonist Tom Tallitsch pays the album release show for his new one, Ride with Josh Brown – trombone , Art Hirahara – piano , Peter Brendler – bass , Mark Ferber – drums at Smalls, $10 all ages

2/9, 7 PM the Tekalli Duo – Suliman Tekalli, violin + Jamila Tekalli, piano play a Michael Brown world premiere and other new works at Barbes followed at 9 by Romany guitar jazz paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel.

2/9, 7:30 PM Mimesis Ensemble with soprano Devon Guthrie perform music of Mohammed Fairouz, David Ludwig, Nico Muhly, Paola Prestini, and Huang Ruo at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, $20/$17 stud.

2/9, 8 PM intense improvisational bassist James Ilgenfritz leads an ensemble playing the album release show for his new one at Brooklyn Launchpad

2/9, 9ish the Bakersfield Breakers play surf music and twang instrumentals at Rodeo Bar

2/9, 9:30 PM legendary Russian samizdat composer Aleksandr Zhurbin (Ljova’s dad) with his singer-wife Irina, plus his violist virtuoso kid Ljova, daugher-in-law chanteuse Inna Zhurbin and other luminaries, $18 adv tix rec.

2/10, 7:30 PM the Daedalus Quartet with Miranda Cuckson, violin and viola and Aaron Wunsch, piano play music of Gyorgy Kurtag, Beethoven, Bach and Schumann at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free.

2/10-17 the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra celebrates their 48th anniversary with a weeklong stand on their home turf, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25

2/10, 9ish the Tom Csatari Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

2/10, 10 PM smart, eclectic, subtly powerful chamber pop/acoustic songwriter Kjersti Kveli and her great band at LIC Bar.

2/11, 6 PM Ensemble Signal plays trio works by Hilda Paredes and David Lang at the Miller Theatre, free, drinks at 5:30 PM.

2/11, 7 PM eclectic socially conscious Middle Eastern-inspired jamband leader/songwriter Stephan Said at Kellen Auditorium at the New School, 66 5th Ave, free but res. rec.to 212.229.5600 x1106 or email 

2/11, 7 PM the Ben Holmes Quartet at Barbes playing tuneful Balkan jazz at Barbes

2/11-12 pianist Helen Sung leads a septet with Paquito D’Rivera on saxes and Ingrid Jensen on trumpet at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25.

2/11, 7:30 PM pianist Steven Lin plays works by Bach, Debussy, Liszt, Schumann, and the world premiere of David Hertzberg’s Notturno Incantato at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.

2/11-16, 8/10 PM esteemed percussionist/vibraphonist Kenny Wollesen books the Stone and plays with a bunch of ensembles. Choice pick: improvisational orchestra Rasa Rasa on the 15th.

2/11, 8 PM purist oldschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne at the small room at the Rockwood

2/11, 10 PM pensive, atmospheric, alt-country/chamber-pop band the Autumn Defense – Jenifer Jackson’s old backing unit – at Highline Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec.

2/11, 10 PM improvisational jazz orchestra Rasa Rasa with a 7-piece womens choir from Lithuania at Nublu

2/12, 7 PM lush, intense, artfully orchestrated psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange at Sidewalk.

2/12, 7 PM dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss at the small room at the Rockwood

2/12, 8 PM Swedish cellist/chamber pop chanteuse Linnea Olsson at Highline Ballroom, $19.50 adv tix avail.

2/12, 8 PM eclectic, environmentally conscious jazz violinist Dana Lyn‘s Aqualude at Barbes, note $10 cover charge

2/12, 8 PM SisterMonk play their high-energy worldbeat/punk/funk at Shrine

2/12, 9 PM eclectic, funky, edgy, hilariously lyrical/satirical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen at Bar Chord in Ditmas Park.

2/12, 9:30ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

2/13, 7 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series celebrate the music of Mendelssohn at the World School, 259 10th Ave, $35/$15 stud

2/13, 7:30 PM the Chamber Orchestra of New York plays the U.S. Premiere of Alessandro Scarlatti’s recently restored Harpsichord Concerto No.3 plus Music of Corelli and Vivaldi at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $30 tix avail.

2/13, 8 PM the wry, witty Four Bags followed by charming, torchy oldtime uke swing band Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

2/13, 8 PM the compelling, intense, forward-looking global warming-themed Crossroads Project feat. the Fry Street Quartet, physicist Dr. Rob Davies, composer Laura Kaminsky, artist Rebecca Allan and photographer Garth Lenz at Symphony Space, $32/$20 for 30-and-under.

2/13, 8:30 PM loft jazz drum legend Barry Altschul’s 3dom Factor with Joe Fonda and Jon Irabagon – which might be the saxophonist’s most interesting gig right now – at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

2/13, 9 PM funky, dark, intense female-fronted acoustic Americana rockers the Sometime Boys at Sidewalk

2/13, 10 PM Nashville gothic chanteuse Nicole Atkins with her band at Bowery Ballroom, $16 adv tix rec.

2/13, 10 PM anthemic, socially aware, Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the small room at the Rockwood; trippy, clever, shapeshifting songwriter Charlene Kaye plays at the same time in the big room next door.

2/13, 10:30 PM up-and-coming Venezuelan jazz pianist Luis Perdomo leads a quartet with Mark Shim – tenor sax , Joe Sanders – bass , Rodney Green – drums at Smalls

2/13, 11 PM the Brighton Beat play psychedelic jazzy Afrobeat at Fontana’s.

2/14, 5:30 PM an eclectic acoustic Americana triplebill: tuneful smart lyrical retro Americana harmony duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne , the Tall Pines, and Fife and Drom at the American Folk Art Museum.

2/14, 7 PM pianist Margaret Mills with José Pietri-Coimbre, violin and Shanda Wooley, cello play music of Brahms, Beach and Schonthal at Third St. Music School Settlement, free

2/14, 8 PM a good show considering the amateur night happening elsewhere: violin duos with Skye Steele & Charlie Burnham followed by resonator guitarist Zeke Healey with violist Karen Waltuch and then torchy chanteuses Mamie Minch and Tamar Korn at the Jalopy, $10.

2/14, 9ish hip-hop icon Jean Grae does what’s most likely some kind of anti-Valentine show at Union Hall, get there early, $10

2/14, 9 PM intense, lyrical, politically-fueled Americana songwriter Joe Pug - sort of this era’s version of Steve Earle – at Bowery Ballroom, $20; 2/16 he’s at the Knitting Factory at 7:30 for five bucks less.

2/14, 10 PM 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.

2/14, 11 PM chanteuse Ellia Bisker’s sinister, torchy Sweet Soubrette project at Pete’s

2/14, midnight, Moon Hooch at the Mercury, $10. 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.

2/14, midnight, Erica Ramos’ sultry oldschool latin soul groove band Spanglish Fly at Nublu. They’re also here on 2/22.

2/15, 4 PM dark hypnotic downtempo piano rock grooves with pianist Eve Lesov and her band at the small room at the Rockwood.

2/15, 6 PM Charming Hostess – Jewlia Eisenberg, Marika Hughes, Brandon Seabrook and special guest Jeremiah Lockwood – play their new, intense, theatrical cosmopolitan song cycle which explores the lives of WWII-era Italian anti-fascist freedom fighters Natalia and Leone Ginzburg, at Barbes

2/15, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues

2/15, 8 PM virtuoso brother oudists Joseph and James Tawadros with brilliant Australian jazz pianist Matt McMahon at Alwan for the Arts, $20.

2/15, 8 PM dark urbane Romany song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl at Barbes.

2/15  8 PM sarod virtuoso Alam Khan (son of the great Ali Akbar Khan) with tabla player Nitin Mitta at Roulette, $$25; $20 seniors, students

2/15, 8 PM P-Funk keyb legend Bernie Worrell and his band.at Littlefield, $15.

2/15, 8 PM this year’s first installment of the new Inwood concert series Listen Closely opens with a devious anti-Valentines Day concert of sorts examining the downside of love through works by Schubert, Debussy, Mozart, Faure, Libby Larsen, Will Garrison, performed by cellist James Waldo, violist Rose Hashimoto, pianist Alyona Aksyonova, violinist Liv Heym and soprano Ariadne Greif at Holy Trinity Church, 20 Cumming St. in Inwood, $15/$10 stud/srs, reception to follow

2/15, 8:30 PM psychedelic Middle Eastern/Central Asian/Caribbean jamband Tribecastan  at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

2/15, 10ish desert blues mavens Sway Machinery at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

2/15, 11ish hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Hank’s

2/16, 3 PM the North/South Chamber Orchestra with Ken Perlman, banjo play new music by Brian Wilbur Grundstrom, Joseph Rubinstein, Harold Schiffman,William Toutant & John Winsor at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free.

2/16, 4 PM Chinese pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen’s solo work, “Mao, Monk and Me,” followed by “From Harlem to Shanghai and Back”, featuring her Blue Pipa Quartet at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted.

2/16, 7 PM edgy lyrical intense Nina Simone-influenced soul siren Alice Lee at the small room at the Rockwood.

2/16, 8 PM dubious segues, great triplebill: dark tuneful noir blues/postpunk trio Tuff Sunshine (who’ve got an edgy, tuneful Martin Bisi-produced album out) followed at 9 by the ferociously lyrical, horn-and-guitar-fueled southwestern gothic Downward Dogs and then high-voltage retro swing jazz band Double Down  at Spike Hill

2/16, 8 PM killer doublebill: powerhouse lyricist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper and the Idaho noir queen of the minor key, Eilen Jewell and her amazing band at City Winery, $17 standing room avail.

2/16, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players perform a New York-centric program of works TBA at Merkin Concert Hall, $20

2/16, 10 PM deviously fun female-fronted garage/psychedelic/Americana band Those Darlins at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15.

2/16, 10 PM Dahlia Dumont and her band DecaDence play “reggae, sultry ballads, tango, samba, and more in both French and English” at the Way Station

2/17, 8 PM Quartet Dali improvise live scores to films by Chaplin, Dalí, Duchamp, Méliès and others at Brooklyn Launchpad.

2/17, 7 PM elegant, often haunting art-rock songwriter pianist Martina Fiserova leads a two-keyboard band with B3 organ great Brian Charette at the Bitter End, $10

2/17, 9ish the Kyle Athayde Dance Party play large ensemble jazz at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

2/17, 9 PM improvisational jazz orchestra the Free Sound Ahn-somble – the resident jazz project of new music consortium Tenth Intervention – at Something Jazz Club, $12

2/17, midnight, lead guitarist to the stars of the underground Thad Debrock – a brilliant, eclectic player on his own stuff too – at the small room at the Rockwood.

2/18, 7:30 PM intense clarinet and violin-fueled klezmer group Litvakus at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

2/18-23 Ravi Coltrane leads a series of trios and quartets at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/30 Fri-Sat.

2/18, 8 PM snarling, Bowie-esque,guitarishly delicious neo-glamrock band Libel at the Knitting Factory

2/18, 8 PM the Aeolus Quartet play an Appalachian-themed concert with projections by Shelby Adams at Roulette, $20.

2/18-23, 8/10 PM John Medeski plays the Stone with a bunch of groups. Choice pick: the final night’s two sets with a trio including Skerik on reeds.

2/18, 8 PM the legendary Monterey Pop documentary (with Hendrix setting his Strat onfire, and that amazing Ravi Shankar raga at the end) screens at the IFC Center, 6th Ave. at W 3rd St.

2/18-23 state-of-the-art lyrical jazz pianist Fred Hersch plays with his trio at the Vanguard, continuing with solo shows 2/25-7, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

2/19, 7 PM organist Kent Tritle joins with an all-star Middle Eastern ensemble to play Music from Renaissance Spain and the Ladino tradition, including Muezzin chant, Sephardic folk songs, and music by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Diego Ortiz, and Antonio de Cabezón at the Cathedral of St John the Divine

2/19, 7 PM pianist Edna Stern plays music of Gideon Klein, Reiner and Beethoven at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St, free.

2/19, 7 PM diverse, soulful pan-latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuna with her band at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

2/19, 7:30 PM the Jack Quartet plays works by Helmut Lachenmann at the Morgan Library, $35

2/19, 8 PM latin jazz piano legend Eddie Palmieri and his mighty band at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

2/20, 7 PM dark frontporch folk songwriter Kate Vargas plays the album release show for her new one at the big room at the Rockwood

2/20, 7:30 PM downtown jazz drummer/percussionist William Hooker leads his ensemble in an original score accompanying a screening of Oscar Micheaux’s iconic 1925 film Body and Soul, featuring Paul Robeson in his screen debut, at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

2/20, 8 PM LA jarocho punks Las Cafeteras and Brooklyn’s psychedelic Peruvian-style chicha surf rockers Chicha Libre on a doublebill at Europa on Meserole St. in Greenpoint, $10.

2/20, 8 PM awesome low-register original vintage-style Cuban groove band Gato Loco - with bass and baritone sax, baritone guitar, bass and drums – at Barbes

2/20, 8 PM dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot plus the sultry, swinging, female-fronted Francophile Hot Sardines at Littlefield, $10

2/20, 8 PM dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at Rock Shop.

2/20, 8 PM lit-rock collective A Conclave of Baer feat. poet Oliver Baer, keyboardist Steve Espinola and others followed by pensive, smart, southwestern gothic-tinged songwriter Maya Caballero at Sidewalk.

2/20, 8 PM the Momenta Quartet: Emilie-Anne Gendron (violin), Adda Kridler (violin), Stephanie Griffin (viola), Michael Haas (cello) play music of Laura Kaminsky, Elizabeth Brown and others at the Firehouse Space.

2/20, 8 PM new solo & duo works from flutist Bruce Gremo with Hu Jianbing plus vocal & electronic sounds from new music icon Joan La Barbara at Roulette, $15

2/20, 8:30 PM alto saxophonist Sarah Manning plays the album release show for her intense, luminous new one Harmonious Creature with Mark Feldman, viola; Jonathan Goldberger, guitar; Rene Hart, bass; Allison Miller, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

2/20, 9ish noir chanteuse par excellence Bliss Blood with Tom Beckham on vibes, Al Street on guitar and more at the Soho Grand Hotel, free

2/20, 9 PM explosive,violin-driven, politically aware acoustic Canadian/Americana hellraisers New Country Rehab at Hill Country, free.

2/20, 9 PM the Bjorkestra’s Travis Sullivan leads a quartet with Mike Eckroth on piano at Something Jazz Bar

2/20, 9/11 PM trombonist Ryan Keberle‘s Catharsis with special guest Ingrid Jensen at the Jazz Gallery, $20

2/20, 9 PM high-energy acoustic Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at the Jalopy, $10.

2/20, 10:30ish surprisingly soulful hotshot young blues guitarist Myles Mancuso – who is to this era what Mike Welch was to the 90s, or maybe a young Stevie Ray in the 70s – at Rodeo Bar.

2/21, 8:30 PM haunting microtonal guitar pioneer Dave Fiuczynski’s Planet Microjam at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

2/21, 9/10:30 PM jazz violinist Scott Tixier with his group: Tony Tixier , piano; Chris Smith, bass; Andrew Atkinson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

2/21, 10ish smart, pensive folk noir/paisley underground songwriter Melaena Cadiz at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

2/21, 10 PM diverse, often haunting original female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys play the album release show for their new one at the Way Station

2/21, 10:30ish the increasingly dark, southwestern gothic-influenced Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar. They’re also at 68 Jay St. Bar the following night 2/22 at 10.

2/21, midnight La Mecanica Popular play their own spin on classic 70s psychedelic salsa at Nublu

2/22, 8 PM, repeating 2/23 at 2 PM, a rare US appearance by Okinawan music preservationists/ensemble the Ryukyuans playing both traditional material plus American-influenced psychedelic folk-rock at Baruch College Auditorium, 25th St/Lexington Ave., $TBA. This in the wake of a performance in Fukushima on 2/8. Yikes!

2/22, 8 PM wild Balkan band Romano Drom at Roulette, $25 at the door, open bar 7-8, show at 8.

2/22, 9/11 PM elegant, melodic bassist/composer Linda Oh leads her usual quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

2/22, 9/10:30 PM bassist Petros Klampanis leads a characteristicallly global, urbane lineup including Jean-Michel Pilc, piano; John Hadfield, percussion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

2/22, 9:30 PM explosive drummer/composer Sean Noonan‘s Pavees Dance  featuring Can founder Malcolm Mooney (vocals), and Alex Marcelo (keyboards play their Afro-Celtic punk jazz with “mystery guests” at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

2/22, 9:30ish edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Mehanata

2/22, 10 PM impassioned yet wickedly subtle, politically conscious oldschool-style soul crooner Preachermann & the Revival at Shrine

2/22, 10 PM eclectic banjo player/jazz/classical composer Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project at Subculture.

2/22, 11 PM a fiery Turkish rock doublebill: Twenty 7 followed by Gripin at Drom, $30 adv tix rec.

2/22, 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.

2/23, 3 PM the Park Ave. Chamber Symphony plays Samuel Barber’sKnoxville: Summer of 1915,” featuring soprano Tamra Paselk, Dvorak’s Dance Suite and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 (completing the orchestra’s Beethoven cycle) at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues).

2/23, 4 PM the Harlem Chamber Players perform compositions by African American composers Coleridge-Taylor, Perkinson and James Lee III as well as Ravel’s String Quartet at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted.

2/23, 6 PM pianist Tania Stavreva, piano with Forrest Ransburg, flute; Charlitte Levitt, voice playing haunting low-key works by Satie, Mompou, Vladigerov, Ginastera and others at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

2/23, 6 PM original 80s NYC hardcore band Face with special guest Daniel Carter play the vinyl release show for their Live at CBGB 1986 EP at Downtown Music Gallery, free. Maybe they should hide all the albums in the back so as not to get everything bloody.

2/23, 6:30 PM fiery, tuneful, lyrically edgy Middle Eastern folk-rock chanteuse Omnia Hegazy at Drom followed at 7:30 by the similarly lyrical, more powerpop./janglerock-oriented Dylan Connor playing the album release show for his new one Blood Like Fire: Songs for Syria at Drom, $10.

2/23, 8 PM British-American chantues Jan Bell has assembled a first-class NYC Americana lineup for a Pete Seeger tribute at the Jalopy,lots of good usual suspects, $10

2/23, 8 PM creepily offcenter female-fronted keyboard-centric psychedelic pop band Sandy at Spike Hill.

2/23, 8 PM trombonist Ray Anderson and conductor Sarah Weaver explore existential questions via jazz improvisation with their all-star octet plus four-trombone quartet Slideride at Roulette, $20

2/23, 10ish ferocious female-fronted bassless noiserock band Bugs in the Dark at Glasslands, $12.

2/23, 11 PM wry, playful, harmony-driven newgrass band Big Dog Run at the Rockwood

2/24, 8 PM smart, purist. lyrical acoustic pop songwriters Sharon Goldman at the Way Station.

2/24, 8 PM deviously fun cabaret/chamber pop chanteuse Grace McLean & Them Apple followed at 10 by Tony Scherr‘s tuneful, funky trio at the small room at the Rockwood.

2/24, 8 PM mythologically fixated, pyrotechnic tenor saxophonist Jason Robinson’s Janus Ensemble at Roulette, $20.

2/24, 10:30 PM drummer Gerry Gibbs’ Thrasher Keyboard Band with Dave Kikoski and Theo Hill on piano plus Pat Bianchi on organ at Smalls.

2/25,  7 PM the Bushwick Book Club – Susan Hwang, Zane Van Dusen, Shannon Pelcher, Hilary Downes, Charlie Nieland, Sweet Soubrette and Mia Pixley with special guest Howard Feinstein-  plays new songs inspired by Feinstein’s memoir Fire on the Bayou – True Tales From the Civil Rights Battlefront at Barbes

2/25, 7:30 PM Jake Marmer’s Hermeneutic Stomp with Greg Wall on tenor sax, Frank London on trumpet, Uri Sharlin on accordion and Eyal Maoz on guitar at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

2/25, 8 PM 90s dancehall reggae nostalgia with Mista Lova Lova himself, Shaggy, at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

2/25, 10 PM wickedly catchy, darkly anthemic New Haven powerpop/postrock/janglerock band the High Noon at Spike Hill. If their Soundcloud page is any indication of what they do live, their show is killer.

2/26, 8/10 PM sizzling Djangoesque Romany guitar jazz with the Hot Club of Detroit at Iridium, $25

2/26, 8 PM chamber-pop/indie classical star Annie Clark a.k.a. St. Vincent at Terminal 5, $30 adv tix rec.

2/25, 8:30 PM sharply lyrical, theatrical, intense, literate acoustic rocker Walter Ego.at Sidewalk.

2/25, 10:30 PM trumpeter Josh Evans leads his 15-piece Big Band at Smalls.

2/25, 11 PM swirly, hypnotic, totally 80s 4AD dreampop/shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo at Union Pool , $8.

2/26, 6 PM tuneful, lyrical, inscrutable cellist/multi-instrumentalist/siren Serena Jost and band at the small room at the Rockwood.

2/26, 7:30 PM brilliant, intense pianist Tarek Yamani delivers a rare solo performance of his “Afro Tarab” Middle Eastern jazz at Spectrum, $15/$10 stud/srs

2/26, 8 PM psychedelic latin soul sounds with Damian Quinones and band at the Way Station.

2/26, 8 PM violinist Hye-Jin Kim and pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute play works by Debussy, Smetana, Sibelius and Janacek at Subculture

2/26, 8:30 PM vibraphonist Tyler Blanton leads an electric trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

2/26-27, 9:30 PM pianist Taylor Eigsti (from Gretchen Parlato’s group) leads a trio at Smalls.

2/26, 10:30ish country crooner Moot Davis and his absolutely killer oldschool Austin honkytonk band at Rodeo Bar

2/27, 7:30 PM Kyriakos Kalatziades with Greek and early-Byzantine music quintet En Chordais play ancient Mediterranean music with instruments of the era at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free. They’re also at Alwan for the Arts the following night 2/28 at 8 for $20.

2/27, 8ish ageless, legendary second-wave garage rockers the Fleshtones at Grand Victory, $15.

2/27, 8 PM Rudy Royston’s 303 with Mimi Jones, Nir Felder and Sam Harris playing the album release for the extrovert drummer’s new one at Shapeshifter Lab, $10.

2/27, 8 PM high-voltage, eclectic acoustic=electric Ameicana band Spuyten Duyvil at Hill Country Brooklyn, 345 Adams St., downtown Brooklyn, free

2/27, 9ish Ember Schrag‘s high plains gothic Americana band at Hank’s.

2/27, 10:30 PM art-rocker/indie classical violinist Christina Courtin at the big room at the Rockwood.

2/28, 7 PM pianist Edmund Arkus plays music of Beethoven, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff at Third St. Music School Settlement, free

2/28, 7:30 PM the exhilarating Kalman Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Trio at Drom, $20 gen adm

2/28, 7:30 PM Nick Cave-influenced Nashville gothic/noir cabaret crooner Henry Wagons and band at Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix rec, followed at 9:30 (separate $15 admision) by the female-fronted, Francophile Hot Sardines playing upbeat 20s swing.

2/28-3/3 Branford Marsalis leads a quartet at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

2/28, 10 PM best doublebill of the year so far – the creepy, charismatic noirabilly power of the Reid Paley Trio followed at 11 by the most monstrously creepy noir twang instrumental band on the planet, Big Lazy at the Gutter

2/28, 10 PM Kagero – the missing link between jaunty oldtimey swing and wild Romany punk rock -at at the Way Station.

2/28, 10ish  punk-inspired electric bluegrass and country with Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar.

3/1, 4 PM pianist Emir Gamsizoglu plays a Chopin program at Caffe Vivaldi, other Chopin devotees welcome to do their fave pieces.

3/1, 8 PM oud virtuoso Kinan Adnawi plays the album release show for his new solo cd at Alwan for the Arts, $20

3/1, 8 PM legendary oud/violin virtuoso Simon Shaheen and Lebanese chanteuse Rima Khcheich perform new and classic Middle Eastern works at Roulette, $30

3/1, 8 PM intense, lyrical alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon leads his quartet at the Miller Theatre, $30

3/1, 9/10:30 PM lyrical, ceaselessy surprising pianist Kris Davis leads a trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

3/1, 10 PM Philly black punk legends McRad at Grand Victory, $10

3/1, 10 PM the Synthetic Blues play punky chamber pop at Dixon Place Theatre, free. They’re also at Goodbye Blue Monday on 3/14 at 8ish.

3/1, 10 PM charming female-fronted neo-honkytonk/acoustic C&W band the Emersons at Arlene’s, $10

3/1, 11 PM irrepressible, hilarious cowpunk/honkytonk spoofers Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Hank’s where all hell originally broke loose when they got started

3/2, 3 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra plays the Grieg Piano Concerto plus Sibelius’ Spring Song and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 at NJPAC in Newark, $20 seats avail.

3/2, 4 PM Mala Punica perform motets by the intricate 14th-century Franco-Flemish composer Johannes Ciconia at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

3/2, 4 PM violinist Akiko Kobayashi and pianist Eric Siepkes perform works from Beethoven to Bartok at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted.

3/3, 7:30 PM pianist Orli Shaham plays the album release show for her new one American Grace featuring Steven Mackey’s Piano Concerto; pianist Jon Kimura Parker also joins Shaham for a performance of John Adams’ Hallelujah Junction for two pianos at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

3/3, 8 PM amazingly authentic, funny, retro 20s Weimar blues and noir cabaret revivalist Max Raabe & Palast Orchester,celebrating the release of their new album, Golden Age at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $10 nosebleed seats avail.

3/3,8 PM bassist Shayna Dulberger leads a quartet with Yoni Kretzmer, Chris Welcome & Mike Pride at Roulette, $20

3/4, 6 PM Ekmeles sing contemporary choral works by Peter Ablinger, Kaija Saariaho, Salvatore Sciarrino, Evan Johnson and Thanasis Deligiannis at the Miller Theatre, free, drinks at 5:30 PM

3/4, 7:30 PM magical, hypnotic klezmer jazz group Siach Hasadeh - who put a haunting new improvisational spin on ancient hasidic melodies – at  the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., $15.  They’re also at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene at 8 on 3/5 followed at 9 by the more boisterous Breslov Bar Band. Siach Hasadeh are also at Silvana, 300 W. 116th St at 8 on 3/6.

3/4, 7:30 PM Talea Ensemble plays new works by Austrian composers Bernhard Gander, Pierluigi Billone and Olga Neuwirth at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.The program repeats on 3/7 at 8 PM at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St.

3/4-9 ageless jazz piano purist Barry Harris leads a trio with Ray Drummond and Leroy Williams at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

3/4, 9:30 PM creepy improvisational female-fronted art-song smashers Dollshot at Shapeshifter Lab playing new material inspired by Lionel Feininger, Clarice Lispector, and Franz Schubert. $10.

3/5, 7 PM clarinetist George Stoffan and pianist Mary Siciliano play music by Czech composers including Ondrej Kukal, Zdenek Fibich, Jan Kalivoda, Otmar Macha, Leopold Kozeluch, and Antonin Dvorak, free, at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St, free

3/5, 9 PM the intriguing guitar-driven Coyote Anderson Quartet play their original vocal jazz compositions at Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry St (at Orange), downtown Brooklyn, free.

3/5 11 PM tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, 532 W 27th St (10th/11th Aves.), free.

3/6, 7:30 PM up-and-coming pianist Kate Liu plays works by Haydn, Leon Kirchner, Chopin, and a US premiere by the politically controversial Hans Werner Henze, Scorribanda Pianistica, at Subculture.

3/6, 8 PM deviously witty literate keyboardist/accordionist Rachelle Garniez at Barbes.

3/6, 8 PM dark psychedelic/Americana/indie songwriter Richard Buckner at Union Hall, $15.

3/6, 9 PM noir and lurid Americana: powerhouse lyricist/banjoist Curtis Eller at at Rèst Âü Ránt, 30-01 35th Ave. in Astoria; 3/7 he’s at Pete’s at 9.

3/6, 10 PM purist oldschool Chicago blues guitarist John Primer and his band at Terra Blues

3/6, 10 PM tuneful psychedelic North Carolina funk/jamband Bubonik Funk at Spike Hill

3/7, 5:30 PM intense Bulgarian band Cherven Traktor at the the American Folk Art Museum.

3/7, 7:30 PM rising star classical guitarist Rupert Boyd plays a program TBA at Subculture, $10

3/7, 8 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes followed at 10 by Cumbiagra – who are sort of a sextet.

3/7, 9:30 fiery Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita at Drom followed by brilliant, hard-rocking Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart and Django-inspired two-guitar trio Jazzingaro, $10.

3/8, 7:15 PM wild, minor-key klezmer/reggae/New Orleans jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 3/22

3/8, 8 PM acclaimed directorless British choir Stile Antico sing classic Tudor harmony at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th Street), $35.

3/8, 8:30 PM lurid, sometimes menacing female-fronted powerpop/neo-glam band Frealane at the Spin ping-pong hall, 48 E 23rd St; they’re at Trash on 3/11 at 9

3/8, 9 PM a sneak peak at this year’s upcoming Brooklyn Folk Festival with a triplebill starting at 9 with Wyndham Baird followed by Piedmont Bluz and then ecstatic 19th century/ragtime/country gospel/hokum revivalists the Down Hill Strugglers at the Jalopy, $10

3/8, 9:30ish Florida circus rock band Askultura – “the grizzled bastard hellchild of Manu Chao and Gogol Bordello” – at Mehanata.

3/9, 3 PM eclectic third-stream jazz pianist Laila Biali at Subculture, $10

3/9, 4 PM pianist Sofya Melikyan and cellist Karen Ouzounian, perform Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, Janácek’s Pohádka (Fairy Tale) and Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted.

3/9, 7 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group and then NYC’s funnest live band, Peruvian style surf rockers Chicha Libre at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook, free.

3/9, 7 PM haunting atmospheric cellist/composer Brent Arnold solo electroacoustic at the big room at the Rockwood $5

3/9, 7 PM St. Louis first-wave punk legend Wolf Roxon (ex-Mold Dogs, Metros and Walkie Talkie) at Sidewalk.

3/9, 7:30 PM eclectic boleo/tango/copla/Romany band La Canalla at Drom, $20

3/9, percussionist Jaimeo Brown‘s haunting reinvention of classic African-American spirituals, Transcendence featuring guitarist Chris Sholar & alto powerhouse Jaleel Shaw at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

3/9, 11ish intense heavy psychedelic/early indie style/metal band Eidetic Seeing at the Acheron, $8

3/10, 7:30 PM cellist Jay Campbell plays recent works  for cello, piano and percussion  by David Fulmer, Simon Steen-Andersen, and Matthias Pintscher, bookended by music of Debussy and Stravinsky at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.

3/10, 7;30 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series celebrate the music of Mendelssohn at the World School, 259 10th Ave, $35/$15 stud. All tix from the rescheduled 2/13 date will be honored

3/10, 7:30  PM pianist Xiayin Wang plays a new Richard Danielpour work plus piano sonatas by Haydn and Rachmaninoff and then closes with a two-piano version of Ravel’s “La Valse” at Alice Tully Hall

3/10, 8 PM eclectic piano genius Shoko Nagai‘s Taken Shadows – with Todd Reynolds, violin;Jonathan Goldberger, guitar & effects;Stomu Takeishi, electric bass; Jim Black, drums – taking their inspiration from demonic possession at Roulette, $20.

3/10, 8 PM the Irish Baroque Orchestra, led by violinist Monica Huggett with special guests Siobhan Armstrong (Irish harp) and Peter Whelan (bassoon) evoke an 18th century Dublin ambience with rare pieces by Pepusch, Geminiani, Carolan and others at Merkin Concert Hall, $30 tix avail.

3/10, 10 PM popular newgrass band Poor Old Shine at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

3/11, 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

3/11, 7:30 PM Alex Kontorovich’s German Goldenshteyn Memorial Orchestra with special guest Naum Goldenshteyn at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

3/11, 7:30 PM Turkish pianist Seda Röder performs from her new album Black and White Statements: the Austrian Sound of Piano Today, 12 Austrian miniatures for piano, at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

3/11, reception at 7:30, show at 8 PM a new concert-drama by Classical4All feat. Emir Gamsizoglu (piano), Melanie Long (Mezzo Soprano) and the New Yorker Trio: Emir Gamsizoglu (piano); Yigit Karatas (violin); Anastasia Golenisheva (cello) plus a cast including Ege Maltepe, Rafael Svarin, E. Macha Marrero, Charlotte Friedman at 4thU Society, 160 CPW (Corner of 76th Street), $20

3/11, 7:30/9:30 PM powerhouse lyrical postbop saxophonist/composer Noah Preminger teams up with an all-star quartet featuring pianist Fred Hersch, bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Rudy Royston at the Jazz Standard.

3/11, 8 PM a screening of the documentary Harlem Street Singer about Rev. Gary Davis at the IFC Center, 6th Ave./W 3rd St

3/11, 8 PM Canadian indie classical pioneers Aventa Ensemble play the the New York premiere of Rolf Wallin’s multimedia commentary on child soldiers, Strange News at Roulette, $20.

3/12 iconic bassist Rufus Reid celebrates the release of his new album Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project with a stellar large ensemble at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30

3/12, 7:30 PM Berlin Philharmonic chamber group the Scharoun Ensemble plays Brahms, Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet in B minor, Op. 115 and Schubert, Octet in F Major, D. 803 at the Morgan Library, $35

3/12-13, 7:30 PM plus 3/14 at 2 PM and 3/15 at 8 PM, wild swirls and shifting segments: Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Phil playing an all-Carl Neilsen program: the Clarinet Concerto and Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4 at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

3/12 explosive, psychedelic Israeli/Iraqi guitarist Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place north and west of Battery Park

3/12, 8 PM the the US premiere of Elliott Sharp’s mighty 13-piece SysOrk playing two new improvisational scores at Roulette, $15.

3/12, 9:30 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette plays the album release show for his new one Square One at Smalls.

3/12, 10 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello – at the the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, 532 W 27th St (10th/11th Aves.).

3/13, 1 PM a free concert by pioneering indie classical string quartet Ethel at Trinity CHurch

3/13, 7 PM individualistic, fearless soul stylist Queen Esther & the Hot 5 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free.

3/13, 7:30 PM transgressive, chameleonic chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite sings Marianne Faithfull’s Broken English at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised. OMG, this is gonna be fun.

3/13, 8 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars play Alvin Lucier, Richard Reed Parry, and Daniel Wohl plus Julia Wolfe’s Lick and David Lang’s Death Speaks with  guest chanteuse Shara Worden at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

3/13, 8 PM avant garde luminaries Ensemble Signal plays a composer portrait of pioneering Korean composer Unsuk Chin at the Miller Theatre,$20 adv tix rec.

3/13, 8:30 PM guitarist Assaf Kehati with bassist Ehud Ettun and drummer Ronen Itzik at the Bar Next Door

3/13 hypnotic, edgy, Middle Eastern-tinged chanteuse Alsarah and the Nubatones play the album release show for their new Ethiopian/Nubian cd Silt at Baby’s All Right.

3/14, 7:30 PM anthemic newschool C&W band Yarn – who are Wilco-influenced without being a ripoff – at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

3/14, 9ish high-voltage honkytonk guitar monster Wayne Hancock at Hill Country, $15 adv tix rec.

3/15, 6:30 PM reception, 7  PM concert, music of composers David Chesky, Luis Andrei Cobo, Charles Coleman, Dan Cooper, Franz Hackl, Gene McBride, Modest Mussorgsky, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, Dana Richardson, Eric Somers, and David Taylor, together with art by Josef Albers, Jo Brocklehurst, Rainer Gross, Rose Hackl, Carmen Kordas, Gorazd Poposki, Rammellzee, and Ronnie Taylor, among others, played by Andrew Borkowski, Nick Cooper, Anne Drummond, Dave Eggar, Taka Kigawa, and Derin Oge, plus featured soloist Gregor Kitzis on violin and musical saw at Gallery MC, 549 W 52nd St (8th floor), $15.

3/15, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff and his electric trio at Terra Blues

3/15, 9ish the Dead Cowboys at Hank’s? THE Dead Cowboys from Liverpool?!? If it’s them, for fans of Nashville gothic, this a show not to be missed.

3/15, 9:30 PM charming retro French pop combo Banda Magda at Joe’s Pub, $18 gen adm.

3/16, 10:30 AM (this is a morning concert) the Afiara String Quartet play Nielsen: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 13; Dvorák: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 51 at Walter Reade Theatre, 165 West 65th St., $22.

3/16, 2 PM pianist Inna Faliks plays Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 (Appassionata) and Polonaise, Op. 89 plus Schumann’s Davidsbündler, Op. 6. and works by Shchedrin and Ljova at Spectrum

3/16, 4 PM this year’s annual New Music Bake Sale is at Roulette with seven hours of the avant garde plus munchies, $10 cover includes a raffle ticket and music by Contemporaneous, members of Exapno, Rhymes With Opera, assaultive art-rockers Newspeak, Hotel Elefant, Ensemble Et al., Talea Ensemble and others.

3/16, 4 PM the Hugo Wolf Quartett play Haydn’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, “Joke”; Berg’s Lyric Suite and Schubert’s String Quartet in G Major.at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted

3/17, sets at 4 and 8 PM Streams of Whiskey play Pogues and Shane MacGowan covers that do justice to the originals at Lucille’s, $15 adv tix rec

3/17, 7 PM sharp perennially vital, politically-fueled anthemic Irish-American rockers Black 47 at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix a must.

3/17, 8 PM Gustavo Dudamel conducts the LA Philharmonic with Yuja Wang, pianoplaying Daníel Bjarnason: Blow bright (NY premiere); Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 at Avery Fisher Hall, $35.

3/18-23 8:30/10;30 PM legendary Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba makes his US debut at the Blue Note with Jose Armando Gola, Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez and Giovanni Hidalgo, $20 standing room avail.

3/18-23 pastoral jazz guitar icon Bill Frisell’s trio with Eyvind Kang-viola,; Rudy Royston-drums and special guests at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

3/18, 11 PM torchy chanteuse Bliss Blood and creepy noir guitarist Al Street’s duo Evanescent  at the Manderley Bar  at the McKittrick Hotel, 532 W 27th St (10th/11th Aves.).

3/20, 7 PM excellent original postbop jazz sextet the Flail followed at 8 by the wry, eclectic Four Bags and then bluegrass/klezmer mandolin legend Andy Statman at 10 at Barbes

3/20, 8 PM shapeshifting, electrifying soprano Mellissa Hughes - who’s as potent a soul singer as she is with the classical repertoire – sings works by living composers, John Cage and Morton Feldman at Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St, $30.

3/20, 8:30 PM tuneful Lynchian vibraphone jazz group Bryan & the Aardvarks with special guests Aaron Parks on piano and Camila Meza on vocals at Cornelia St. Cafe

3/21, noon Veit Hertenstein, viola and Pei-Yao Wang, piano play Miakovsky, Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 81; Shostakovich, From Preludes, Op. 34; Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 at the Morgan Library, $15/$10 stud/srs.

3/21, 7 PM hypnotic, haunting Maine chamber-Americana duo Arborea play gorgeous rustic soundscapes at Joe’s Pub, $14, followed at 9:30 (separate $15 admision) by the female-fronted, Francophile Hot Sardines playing upbeat 20s swing.

3/21, 7 PM pianists Daniela Bracchi and Walter Aparicio play music of Chopin, Milhaud and Lutoslawski at Third St. Music School Settlement, free.

3/21, 7:30 PM smart, lyrical, jazz/funk influened acoustic songwriter/chanteuse Meklit Hadero at Subculture, $20.

3/21, 8 PM explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Sunny’s in Red Hook

3/21, 8 PM oldtime honkytonk and pre-tockabilly sounds with the Weal and Woe followed at 9 by sassy female-fronted C&W parodists Trailer Radio at the Way Station

3/21, 8 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra plays the Strauss Violin Concerto plus Goldmark’s In Springtime and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 at NJPAC in Newark, $20 seats avail.

3/21, 8:30 PM, repeating on 3/22 at 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony play Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade plus works by Henze and Copland at St. Paul’s Church, 315 West 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

3/21 haunting, eclectic art-rockers Painted on Water with guitarist Demir Demirkan and chanteuse Sertab Erener at Drom, $30 adv tix rec

3/23, 4 PM pianist Inesa Sinkevych plays an all-Schubert program at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted

3/23, 9 PM the world’s most popular assouf (desert blues) band Tinariwen at Brooklyn Bowl, $20 adv tix rec.

3/23, 11ish psychedelic, fearlessly obscene French garage/surf rockers La Femme play Glasslands, $12. They’re also at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 3/28.

3/25, 7:30 PM Le Train Bleu Ensemble plays new music by Sean Friar, Randall Woolf, Ted Hearne and Christopher Cerrone at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

3/25, 9 PM intriguing female-fronted downtempo/atmospheric rockers Blouse followed by dark neo-garage punks the Dum Dum Girls at Bowery Ballroom. 3/26 the’re at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15.

3/26, 7:30 PM Hyeyung Yoon, violin & Soyeon Kate Lee, piano with Greogry Beaver, cello debut Robert Sirota‘s Pange Lingua Sonata plus usic by Bach and Brahms at Subculture, $25 adv tix rec

3/26, 8 PM Joshua Bell, director and violin with the Academy of St. Martins in the Fields play Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77; Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 (“Eroica”) at Avery Fisher Hall, $35.

3/26, 8 PM Tyler Blanton leads his psychedelic electric vibraphone trio at Barbes.

3/26, 9ish gloomy/pensive British chamber pop/trip-hop keyboardist/songwriter Douglas Dare at Glasslands $12

3/27-30 pianist Fabian Almazan’s lush, gorgeously glimmering chamber jazz Rhizome Project at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 on the weekend.

3/27, 7:30 PM Eviyan – the Eastern European-flavored avant garde trio of Iva Bittová, Evan Ziporyn, and Gyan Riley – at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/27 period-perfect 1960s style dark psychedelic folk-rockers the Allah-La’s at Rough Trade in Williamsburg are sold out – assuming that the place will reopen.

3/27, 10 PM Miss Phiro’s Dance Party play 1920s French hot jazz at the Jalopy, $10

3/27, 10ish grasscore titans the Infamous Stringdusters at Bowery Ballroom

3/28, 7:30 PM composer Moon Young Ha leads adventurous indie classical group Ensemble Mise-En through a characteristically eclectic program of vocal and instrumental works by Reiko Fueting, Brian Fennelly, Enno Poppe, Clara Latham and Isang Yun at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St, $15/$10 srs/$5 stud.

3/28, 8 PM pianist Haskell Small plays his rapt, hypnotic composition for solo piano, The Rothko Room: Journeys in Silence, as well as works by Alan Hovhaness inspired by the spiritual power of mountains, at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St., $20/$15 stud./srs.

3/28, 9 PM torchy intense vaudevillian oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at the Jalopy, $10. They’re  also at Terra Blues on 3/29 at 7

3/28, 10 PM deviously charismatic, eclectic Romany punk/oldtime swing band Kagero  at the Way Station.

3/29, 8 PM oldtime three-part Americana vocal harmony group Triboro followed by hot bluegrass band Miller’s Crossing at the Jalopy, $10

3/30, 3 PM maestro Barbara Yahr leads the Greenwich Village Orchestra with guest violinist Hye-Jin Kim playing Samuel Barber’s Adagio and Violin Concerto plus Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

3/31, 7:30 PM intense third-stream/nuevo tango pianist Emilio Teubal with his trio at Subculture, $20

3/31, 10 PM charming female-fronted oldschool soul/swing combo Lake Street Dive at Bowery Ballroom, $18 adv tix rec.

3/31, 10 PM psychedelic latin soul maven Damien Quinones y Su Conjunto – with the full horn section, playing material from their phenomenal 2012 psychedelic latin soul album Gumbo Ma-Jumbo album at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

4/1 Everything But the Girl’s Ben Watt playing songs of his new debut solo album at Joe’s Pub; 4/2 he’s at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, assuming that they’ve reopened.

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, 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

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

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

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

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

4/6-7 powerhouse concert harpist Bridget Kibbey and the Metropolis Ensemble perform the NYC premiere of composer Vivian Fung’s Harp Concerto at le Poisson Rouge.

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

4/13, 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, 8 PM 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.

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

4/30 moody British art-rockers/postrockers These New Puritans at Bowery Ballroom

New York City Live Music Calendar for January and February 2014

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

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

Starting January 29 and continuing on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM through the end of February, clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer leads a killer ensemble playing live NYC-centric film music from across the decades with new films and projections at the Museum of Jewish History, 36 Battery Place just north of Battery Park

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing Mozart, Bach and more recent composers who draw on their work, email for info/location.

Mondays in January, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South.

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, 8 PM intense literate piano-based chamber pop with Elizabeth & the Catapult at the new third room at the Rockwood, $10

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’s reliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturdays in January, 6 PM oudist Brandon Terzic and singer Pyeng Threadgill lead an acoustic band with Matt Kilmer – percussion; Tim Keiper – percussion; Rufus Cappadocia – cello; Matt Darriau – reeds, kaval; Alsarah – vocals, that collectively “explore blues classics with a paradoxically new vision using old lenses” at Barbes

Three Saturdays in January: 1/4, 1/11 and 1/18  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. The next free concert  dates are February 22, then weekly in March.

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.

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.

Three Sundays in January: 1/12, 1/19 and 1/26 the mighty Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, 9/11 PM at Birdland, $30 seats avail

Sundays in January 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.

1/1, 7ish guitarists Tim Heap and Homeboy Steve Antonakosacoustic followed eventually by hilarious alt-country and garage rock with Jesse Bates & Los Dudes at around 10 at Bowery Electric, free

1/1-9 New Orleans pianist Henry Butler with downtown luminaries Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30/$35 on the weekend

1/2 and 1/7 at 7:30 PM plus 1/3 at 8 PM the NY Philharmonic with Yefim Bronfman on piano play works by Rouse and Lindberg plus Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

1-2/4, 7 PM and also 1/5 at 4 PM the Here & Now winter festival features all kinds of new chamber compositions from interesting composers including but not limited to Peri Mauer, David Del Tredici, Gyorgi Kurtag, John Zorn, Charles Wuorinen and many others at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

1/2, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez  at Barbes

1/2, 8 PM St. Louis first-wave punk legend Wolf Roxon (ex-Mold Dogs, Metros and Walkie Talkie) at at Sidewalk.

1/2, 8 PM Florida Americana banjo shredder/multi-instrumentlist Mean Mary at the Way Station.

1/2, 9 PM socially aware, oldtimey-flavored 2/3 Goat at Hill Country, free

1/3,  8 PM a great doublebill at Barbes: accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey followed at 10 by Mexican cumbia/chicha band La Sabrosa Sabrosura.

1/3, 9 PM sharply literate, intense, tuneful acoustic songwriter/indie classical compose Kjersti Kveli with her band at the Triad, 158 W 72nd St. east of Broadway.

1/3, 9ish a big Lou Reed tribute at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg with a super diverse lineup: the punk-dreampop Highway Gimps, political punk-jazz No One & the Somebodies, postpunk guitar-drums duo Eleanor, smartly assaultive and funny punks the Donner Party Picnic, the similar but more oldschool Everymen, and the Brooklyn What, who are to 2013 what the Dead Boys and also the Clash were to 1979.

1/3, 10 PM charismatic, sultry, torchy Americana songwriter/chanteuse Julia Haltigan and her fiery band at the big room at the Rockwoodat the big room at the Rockwood

1/3, midnight, intense, dramatic Turkish art-rock chanteuse Hayal sings her “dream songs” at Drom, $10 .

1/4, 6:30 PM a Frank Wesss tribute at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex with Jimmy Heath, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Owens, Michael Weiss and others, get there early, this will be sad but explosively good.

1/4, 8 PM legendary Piedmont blues guitarist Larry Johnson at Terra Blues

1/4, 8 PM fiery jazz accordionist Will Holshouser’s new Punkinhead C&W/cajun project followed at 10 by high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes.

1/4, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s is an especially good one: kick-ass original third-wavers Tsunami of Sound at 9, Mister Neutron at 10 and Blue Wave Theory at 11, the eclectically dark, cinematic Tarantinos NYC at midnight and around 1 AM amazing, ferocious Boston horror surf band Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion.

1/4, 9 PM state-of-the-art jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson leads a quartet at BAM Cafe, free

1/4, 9 PM concert harpist/chamber-pop songwriter Petaluma Vale followed at 10 by innovative cello-and-marimba chamber pop duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi.

1/4, 10ish explosive noir surf/postrock/metal instrumentalists Dark City at Bowery Electric, $8.

1/4, 11ish punk Balkan brass sounds with Bad Credit No Credit at Shea Stadium

1/4, midnight, tapdancing trombonist Todd Londagin (ex-Flying Neutrinos) does his droll but edgy take on oldtimey swing at the small room at the Rockwood.

1/5, 3 PM pianist Helena Basilova plays pensive works by Gubaidulina, Prokofiev, Ustvolskaya and Basilov at Spectrum, $15

1/5, 5 (five) PM ethereal, haunting oldtimey chanteuse Miwa Gemini at the small room at the Rockwood

1/5, 5 PM pianist Roger Peltzman plays Chopin works from his new album Dedication: Roger Peltzman Plays Chopin, in memory of his uncle Norbert Stern, a fellow pianist and Chopin devotee murdered in the Holocaust. At le Poisson Rouge, $17 adv tix rec.

1/5, 7 PM violinist Cornelius Dufallo and bassist Patrick Derivaz debut their new series of ambient music featuring Michael Croswell at Spectrum, $15

1/5, 9ish guitarist Boo and mandolinist Elena from Demolition String Band  at 2A

1/6, 8 PM lyrical cutting-edge jazz pianist Kris Davis debuts her Infrasound octet at Roulette, $15.

1/6, 8 PM Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his blazing salsa jazz group at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

1/6, 9 PM the supremely tuneful late-50s inflected Behn Gillece / Ken Fowser Vibraphone Quintet at the Fat Cat

1/7-12, 8/10 PM pyrotechnic, paradigm-shifting saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Bird Project and also his Indo-Pak Coalition at the Stone, $15.

1/7-12 the Christian McBride Big Band at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25, then 1/14-19 the esteemed bassist leads a trio there. To think that Lorraine Gordon once told him, “It’s ok if you come back, but don’t you dare bring that rock band back here!”

1/7 and 1/21, 8  PM Johnny Winter and band at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec. He sits down now, but he’s still got fire in his fingers. One of the true individuals in the history of electric blues.

1/7, 8 PM drummer Andrew Drury’s Content Provider and saxophonist Dan Blake’s You Try, I’ll Run at the Intar Theatre, 500 W 52nd St, 4th fl., $10 or $20 for a family!

1/7, 8:30 PM catchy, edgy, lyrical powerpop maven Patti Rothberg & Wet Paint at the Bitter End

1/8-12 tuneful guitar combo the Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend.

1/8, 8 PM a very rare opportunity to see torchy jazz/Americana songwriting icon Eleni Mandell in an intimate space, at the small room at the Rockwood, get there early

1/8, 8:30 PM pianist Jesse Elder and violinist Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez’s third-stream 1in2 multimedia collaboration at Cornelia St. Cafe, $tba

1/8, 10 PM fun, anthemic Spector-esque retro girl-group band Pep at Rock Shop, $10.

1/8, 11 PM psychedelic jazz vibraphonist Tyler Blanton leads a new electro-acoustic venture with bassist Sam Minaie and drumming powerhouse Ari Hoenig at the small room at the Rockwood; 1/21 Blanton leads a trio at the Bar Next Door at 8:30, $12.

1/9, 7ish Songs of the Spice Road and Bulgarian chanteuse Vlada Tomova‘s rustic, exciting a-cappella trio with Valentina Kvasova and Shelley Thomas at Drom, free

1/9, 7:30 PM psychedelic Middle Eastern/Central Asian/Caribbean jamband Tribecastan at Joe’s Pub, $20

1/9 and 1/14, 7:30 PM plus 1/10 and 1/11 at 8 the NY Philharmonic play Beethoven’s First Symphony, Gershwin’s An American in Paris, and Shostakovich featuring violinist Lisa Batiashvili at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

1/9, 8 PM the reliably ferocious, fun Balkan madness of Raya Brass Band followed by eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen - who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads – celebrating his yearlong marathon at Rock Shop, $10.

1/9, 8 PM hard-rocking Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart at Arlene’s.

1/9, 8 PM accordionist Uri Sharlin’s eclectic Brazilian/Balkan DogCat Ensemble followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes.

1/9, 8 PM eclectic, quirky Borneo-born jazz/torch-song chanteuse Zee Avi with her band at Littlefield, $15.

1/9, 8 PM legendary low-register reedman JD Parran and ensemble at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10 sugg don

1/9, 8 PM up-and-coming pianists Matthew Graybil and Igor Lovchinsky perform music of Walter Piston including two New York premieres: Piston’s Sonata for Piano, composed in 1926, and Concerto for Two Pianos Soli, as part of the 3-day retrospective at Subculture.

1/9, 8:30 PM and 1/10 at 9/10:30 PM the chamber jazz group that started it all, the Claudia  Quintet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min; 1/11 at 8:30 bandleader John Hollenbeck’s group is joined by Theo  Bleckmann for some vocal covers.

1/9, 8:30 PM bass goddess Felice Rosser’s reliably groovalicious, smartly thoughtful band Faith at Bowery Electric, $8

1/9, 9/10:30 PM the Amina Figarova Reunion Band: a harder, more postbop-oriented take on the pianist/composer’s elegant tunes with Jaleel Shaw – alto saxophone; Wayne Escoffery – tenor saxophone; Freddie Hendrix – trumpet; Derek Nievergelt – bass; Johnathan Blake – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15 first set/$10 second

1/9, 9 PM Alaska fiddler Ken Waldman puts on a 3+hour “variety show” featuring oldtime acoustic Americana jams and cameos from a coast-to-coast cast including Wild Carrot (Cincinnati duo of Pam Temple and Spencer Funk), Brian Vollmer & Old-Time Music Party, Dovetail Ensemble, Irish fiddler Caitlin Warbelow and her band, 4TET (the twin fiddling of Brittany Haas and Cleek Schrey), fiddler Tom Bailey and others at the Jalopy, $10.

1/9, 10 PM dark hypnotic downtempo piano rock grooves with pianist Eve Lesov and her band at Drom

1/10-11 Winter Jazzfest is just around the corner – your chance to see hundreds of dollars worth of big-name and big-talent jazz acts in two marathon nights from one end of Bleecker to the other, the complete lineup is here.

1/10, 7ish Maqamfest at Alwan for the Arts downtown: an early contender for best concert of 2014 with luminous Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina, Afghani rubab player Quraishi, sizzling Romany brass party monsters Sazet Band,  the all-star Middle Eastern Alwan Ensemble, Syrian clarinet powerhouse Kinan Azmeh, Lebanese jazz pianist Tarek Yamani and classic 60s/70s Iranian rock cover band Mitra Sumara, $30, early arrival advised

1/10-12 and 1/14-18, 7 PM and 1/4 at 4 PM riveting singer/composer Kamala Sankaram‘s incendiary new opera, Thumbprint: “An illiterate woman is gang-raped as retribution for an ‘honor crime’ her brother allegedly committed. She doesn’t surrender. She becomes the first woman in Pakistan to bring her attackers to justice. Her name is Mukhtar. With a score influenced by traditional Hindustani and Western classical music, Thumbprint, the contemporary opera-theatre work by composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Susan Yankowitz, follows Mukhtar’s human rights crusade along a road she must walk and pave at the same time.” at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave, $25.

1/10, 7ish a New Orleans party night: Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Brass-A-Holics, Luke Winslow-King, the Iguanas and Bridge Trio at the Cutting Room .

1/10, 7:30 PM Miolina: Mioi Takeda & Lynn Bechtold, violins play works by Eve Beglarian, Milica Paranosic, Isang Yun and Bechtold at Spectrum, $15

1/10, 8 PM Maqamfest at Alwan for the Arts with riveting Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina reinventing songs of Balkan Romany legends, plus Afghani rubab player Quraishi, and electrifying Macedonian ensemble Sazet Band

1/10, 8/10 PM Ryan Truesdell’s explosive archive-plundering Gil Evans Project big band at Subculture.

1/10, 8 PM moody haunting cinematic Acadian string band Sagapool at Drom, free

1/10, 8 PM Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s torchy, sultry downtempo/trip-hop/neosoul band SLV at Barbes.

1/10, 8 PM Portland, Maine Americana band North of Nashville at the small room at the Rockwood.

1/10, 8 PM lyrical intense clever Americana chanteuse Karen Hudson and band at An Beal Bocht Cafe, 445 W 238th St

1/10, 8 PM pianist David Hazeltine with drum legend Louis Hayes & bassist Peter Washington at Flushing Town Hall, $15/$10 stud.

1/10, 9 PM klezmer madness with Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos (who are sort of the same band) at Actors’ Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th St, $15.

1/10, 10 PM dark, guitarishly intense punk blues band Penrose at Arlene’s, $10

1/10, 11 PM alt-country violin star and strong songwriter Amanda Shires at Hill Country, free.

1/10, 11 PM  oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band  at Rodeo Bar

1/10, 11:30 PM Toy – the British Black Angels- at the Mercury, $12

1/11, 6 PM cellist Maya Beiser plays Michael Harrison’s hypnotic Just Ancient Loops with film by Bill Morrison at the Rubin Museum, 150 17th St,  $25.

1/11, 7 PM cellist Kivie Cahn-Lipman plays two Bach cello suites plus a Edgar Guzmán work incorporating a section of the Bach Cello Suite 1 Prelude for prerecorded tracks and cello followed at 9 by electric sitar music by Dawoud Kringle & Renegade Sufi at Spectrum, $15

1/11, 7:15 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

1/11, 8 PM a wild night at Drom: Afrobeat funk band Elikeh followed at 8:45 by Malian griot Cheick Hamala Diabate, psychedelic salseros La Mecanica Popular at 9:30, Ethiopian groovemeisters Feedel at 10:15, Ethiopian keyboard legend and Mulatu Astatke collaborator Hailu Mergia at 11, wild Mexican surf/chicha/reggae band La Sabrosa Sabrosura at 11:45, ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at half past midnight and if you’re still conscious at 1:30, hip-hop brass grooves with PitchBlack Brass Band. All this for a measly ten bucks.

1/11, 8 PM diverse, often haunting original Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at Hometown BBQ in Red Hook

1/11, 8ish another hot New Orleans night with the Brass-A-Holics, Maurice Brown & Soul’d U Out and Mia Borders at Brooklyn Bowl

1/11, 8 PM cornetist Matt Lavelle‘s individualistic 12 Houses improvisational big band at the Firehouse Space, $10

1/11, 8:30 PM “Satirical songster Dave Lippman brings along the Bard of the Bankers, Wild Bill Bailout, in a Fairly Unbalanced program of rhyming commentary” at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg.don, “no one turned away”

1/11, 9 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello – at Grand Victory, $9.

1/11, 9 PM the Threefifty Duo – acoustic guitarists Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick – play their intriguing, hypnotic, pensive acoustic post-baroque postrock at BAM Cafe, free

1/11, 9 PM the “Super O’Farrill Bros.” quartet followed at 11 by alto sax monster Miguel Zenon leading his quartet with the brilliant Luis Perdomo on piano at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

1/11, 10ish murky, intense, tuneful vintage indie supergroup the Martha’s Vineyard Ferries with Chris Brokaw, Bob Weston and Elisha Wiesner at Death by Audio, $8

1/11, 10 PM Zongo Junction plays Afrobeat at the big room at the Rockwood.

1/11,11 PM edgy comedic chanteuse Killy Mockstar Dwyer (ex-Kill the Band) at Sidewalk

1/11, 11 PM Thunda Vida play roots reggae and dub at Shrine.

1/12, 3 PM Trio Cavatina plays works by Beethoven and Brahms, as well as a New York premiere by Douglas Boyce at Flushing Town Hall.

1/12, 4 PM Joana Genova, violin; Evan Drachman, cello; Doris Stevenson, piano play Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1; Sonata for cello and piano in A Major, Op. 69, No. 3; Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, “Dumky” at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

1/12, 7 PM melodic jazz pianist Jorn Swart plays the album release for his pensive, noirish new one with a quartet at Spectrum.

1/12, 7 PM Igor Butman & the Moscow Jazz Orchestra with special guest pianist Allan Harris at le Poisson Rouge, $25 standing room avail.

1/12, 8 PM Friction Quartet plays two world premieres of newly commissioned works by  Ian Dicke and Brendon Randall-Myers at the Firehouse Space, $10.

1/12, 8:30 PM a killer Arabic jazz doublebill with Najib Shaheen (brother of Simon) and group followed by fellow oudist Brian Prunka’s Nashaz at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

1/12, 8:30 PM drummer Tomas Fujiwara & the Hookup: Michael Formanek, bass;  Mary Halvorson, guitar;  Brian Settles , tenor sax;  Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

1/12, 9ish edgy downtown jazz drummer Ben Perowsky leads his band at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

1/12, 9 PM cosmopolitan jazz/soul siren Nicole Zuraitis at the small room at the Rockwood

1/12, 10 PM marching brass band Asphalt Orchestra plays the Pixies’ Surfer Rosa at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

1/13, 7 PM Yefim Bronfman plus a NY Philharmonic Ensemble plays new chamber works by Marc-André Dalbavie and Marc Neikrug at Subculture, $25 tix avail.

1/13, 7:30 PM the Gryphon Trio play a program TBA at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec.

1/13, 8 PM captivating southwestern gothic/oldtime blues/Americana songwriter Melaena Cadiz at the small room at the Rockwood.

1/13, 8:30 PM mystical, enchanting Pakistani ghazal singer Kiran Ahluwalia – whose new collaboration with Tinariwen is as amazing as you would think – with her ensemble at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 + $10 min,

1/14 an octet with Greg Osby, Jaleel Shaw, Donny McCaslin, Jeremy Pelt, Marty Ehrlich and others plays the music of Andrew Hill, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

1/14, 8:30 PM luminous, tuneful pianist Kris Davis leads a quintet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

1/14, 9 PM explosive, legendary Romanian Romany brass orchestra Fanfare Ciocarlia followed at around 11 by the electric, more jazz-oriented but no less explosive NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $20 adv tix a must

1/15, 7:30/9:30 PM third-stream pianist Darrell Grant leads a quintet with Steve Wilson, Joe Locke and many special guests at the Jazz Standard, $20.

1/15-18, 8:30 PM and 1/19 at 4 PM the provocative new opera Have a Good Day, by Lithuanian composer Lina Lapelyte and librettist Vaiva Grainyte “is set around the inner lives of cashiers in a shopping center and looks at everything that lies behind the mechanical ‘Good afternoon. Thank you. Have a good day!’, followed by a smile. The faceless, robot-like shop workers found in everyday life are transformed into striking opera characters; their secret thoughts and biographies are turned into short, personal dramas.” At Here, 165 6th Ave., west side of the street past the park, $25.

1/15, 7 PM the album release show for bassist Benjy Fox-Rosen‘s new Two Worlds/Tsvey Veltnsong cycle with  Michael Winograd (clarinet), Patrick Farrell (accordion/piano), Jason Nazary (drums) and Avi Fox-Rosen (guitar/banjo), based on the poetry of Yiddish poet Mordechai Gebertig, a chilling look at pre- and post-Holocaust Poland, at the Center for Jewish Reseach, 15 W 16th St., $15/$10 stud/srs .

1/15, 8 PM the Del Sol String Quartet play  the New York premiere of Mason Bates’ Bagatelles for String Quartet and Electronics as well as These Memories May Be True by Lembit Beecher, Peradam by Ken Ueno, and Spiral X for amplified string quartet by Chinary Ung at Roulette, $15.

1/15, 10:30 edgy sardonic Japanese Brooklyn postpunk girlband the Hard Nips at Glasslands, $10.

1/16, 7:30 PM the Gryphon Trio with special guest James Campbell on clarinet play Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at Subculture, $15

1/16, 7:30 PM exciting new chamber works by William Susman, Karen Bentley Pollick, violinist with the Paul Dresher Ensemble, brilliant multi-reedist Demetrius Spaneas and pianist Elaine Kwon at Spectrum, $15

1/16-19 Cyrus Chestnut leads his piano trio, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend

1/16, 7:30 PM repeating 1/18 at 8 PM, Andrey Boreyko conducts the NY Philharmonic playing Stravinsky’s Song of the Nightingale, Zemlinsky’s The Mermaid, and Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

1/16, 7:30 PM up-and-coming chamber ensemble Face the Music plays This Is Not Spartacus, a “10-minute musical discourse on mob mentality for 20 guitar-picking, shouting musicians written by 12-year-old group member Paris Lavidis; and Steve Martland’s breakneck Horses of Instruction, originally written for Bang on a Can,” at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

1/16, 8 PM so these amazing Balkan/Middle Eastern bands are gonna be in town for Golden Festival and figured they might as well do a show beforehand: hard-rocking Tipsy Oxcart, wild jamband Raya Brass Band, psychedelically rocking Choban Elektrik, funkily intense Ornamatik and Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay all on the bill at Littlefield, probably in reverse order, absurdly cheap at $8.

1/16, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangasta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St. (just off of 37th Ave), Jackson Heights

1/16, 9 PM charmingly rustic guy/girl oldschool C&W harmonies with the Weal & Woe, the Kings County Ramblers and the alternately haunting and wryly amusing Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Hank’s.

1/17, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues.

1/17, 7 PM the Australian Haydn Quartet play works by Haydn, Rameau, Boccherini and a Mendelssohn octet at Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St., $20/$10 stud.

1/17, 7:30 PM the Zodiac Trio play music of Stravinsky, Richard Danielpour, John Mackey, and Andrew List at le Poisson Rouge, $20

1/17, 8ish Brooklyn’s amazing annual Balkan music explosion: Golden Festival at Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, bands TBA, it’s always an amazing international cast of characters, $35/$30 stud.

1/17, 8 PM snarling, Bowie-esque neo-glamrock band  Libel at Radio Bushwick, 22 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn.

1/17, 8 PM a new sultry spin on classic 60s latin soul grooves: Spanglish Fly at Drom

1/17, 9 PM smart, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly at the small room at the Rockwood.

1/17, 9 PM the Hot at Nights play the album release show for their intriguing groove/acid jazz album Try This at Drom, $17.

1/17, 10 PM Preachermann and the Revival at Shrine – impassioned yet wickedly subtle, politically conscious oldschool-style soul, sort of the missing link between late-period Marvin Gaye and Gil Scott-Heron.

1/17, 10 PM Brilliantly eclectic, original Asheville bluegrass band Town Mountain at Hill Country, free; 1/18 they’re at Hill Country Brooklyn, 345 Adams St., same time, free

1/17, 11 PM intense dark rocker Lorraine Leckie at Sidewalk. She and her Canadian gothic band ripped the roof off this place the first time they played here.

1/18 brilliant, haunting Bee & Flower bandleader/bassist/multi-instrumentalist Dana Schechter’s new project Insect Ark at the Acheron

1/18, 7 PM evocative third-stream chamber-jazz trumpeter Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble plays the album release show for their new one The Bright and Rushing World at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St, $20.

1/18, 7 PM Fire Pink Trio – Jacquelyn Bartlett, harpist, Sheila Browne, violist and Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flutist- perform Debussy’s Sonate plus contemporary works: Doppler Effect by Adrienne Albert, Dan Locklair’s Dream Steps, Manuel Moreno-Buendia’s Suite Popular Espanol and Sonny Burnette’s Cruisin’ with the Top Down, free, at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St.

1/18, 8 PM the Bright Smoke (the French Exit’s Mia Wilson’s haunting, angst-ridden, atmospherically bluesy new project) at Lit

1/18, 8 PM the world premiere performance of Rex Isenberg’s An Angel At Dachau for piano, clarinet, violin, and cello, tells the story of a Jewish prisoner at Dachau concentration camp and his encounter with the angel of death at the Firehouse Space, $10.

1/18, 8 PM eclectic bassist/loopmusic composer Florent Ghys followed by Ensemble Et Al playing the album release show for their new one at Spectrum, $15.

1/18, 8 PM Donna Susan at Otto’s. Understatedly dark tunesmith, sense of humor, lovely voice, catchy tunes, what’s not to like?

1/18, 9 PM bluegrass monsters the Six Deadly Venoms followed at 10 by eclectic soul/Americana bandleader Miss Tess & the Talkbacks and then at 11 PM by Binghamton string band Driftwood at the Jalopy.

1/18,  9/10:30 PM bassist Michael Bates’ Shostakovich jazz project with  Chris Speed, saxophone, clarinet;  Russ Johnson, trumpet;  Russ Lossing, piano, rhodes;  Michael Bates, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

1/18, 9:30 PM torchy, noirish Indian-American jazz/torch chanteuse Neha at Caffe Vivaldi

1/18, 11 PM second-wave punk cult favorites the New Bomb Turks – whose album titles are unsurpassed – at the Bell House, $15 gen adm.

1/18, midnight psychedelic funk madness with the MK Groove Orchestra at the Cutting Room , $5.

1/18, 1 AM (actually morning of 1/19) wild, high-energy Afrobeat jamband the Brighton Beat at the big room at the Rockwood. Check out their unbelievable live free download page.

1/18, 2 AM (actually morning of 1/19) an explosive post-Golden Festival doublebill with Brooklyn jammers Raya Brass Band and the equally ferocious New Orleans Balkan crew G String Orchestra at Freddy’s.

1/19, 11:30AM ish fiery, deviously witty klezmer jamband Metropolitan Klezmer at City Winery for Brunch, $10, no minimum, kids free

1/19, 2 PM the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra & Distinguished Concerts Singers perform the New York premiere of Requiem for the Living, by Dan Forrest plus the patriotic The Testament of Freedom by Randall Thompson and The Gettysburg Address by Mark Hayes, at Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, $20 tix avail.

1/19, 3 PM up-and-coming pianist Hannah Sun (a Rachmaninoff devotee)  at Central Synagogue, 1 E 65th St. off 5th Ave., free.

1/19, 4 PM Natalie Zhu on piano, Juliette Kang on violin and Jeffrey Lang on french horn perform the Brahms Horn Trio Op. 40 plus works by Debussy and Francaix at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

1/19, 5 PM if you missed Golden Festival, several of the best brass and Balkan bands who just played there over the weekend are doing a last-minute gig at Drom for only $10: the Balcony Players, Orkestra Balkan Express, Electric Gaida Band, Pontic Firebird and Souren Baronian. Long-running dancehall reggae band the Skadanks play afterward at 10.

1/19, 7 PM Jake Schepps and Expedition play their new 24-minute, 5-movement piece for bluegrass string band plus works by Marc Mellits, Béla Bartók, and by the five group members at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

1/19, 8 PM the Australian Haydn Quintet play a program TBA at Caffe Vivaldi.

1/19, 8:30 Shana Tucker – sort of the Esperanza Spalding of the cello, but a better singer – with her band at Shapeshifter Lab, $15. Funky twin basslines, eclectic songwriting and musical cross-pollination.

1/19, 9 PM perennially vital conscious hip-hop star Talib Kweli does a MLK day show at SOB’s, $22 adv tix rec

1/20, 7:30 PM the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra & Distinguished Concerts Singers International play music of UK composer Karl Jenkins at Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, $20 tix avail.

1/20, 8:30 PM hypnotic, intense Indian jazz: Namaskar with Sameer Gupta, drums; Marc Cary, piano; Arun Ramamurthy, violin; Marika Hughes, cello; Rashaan Carter, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 + $10 min.

1/21 and 1/23 pianist Nancy Garniez and valveless hornist Jacob Garniez play an intimate Upper West Side house concert featuring Beethoven Sonata, Op 17 for horn and piano; Mozart Sonatas B-flat, K 281; F, K 547a; Adagio K 540; Gigue K 547 and Chopin: Mazurkas, Op. 6 7ish,  email for info/location.

1/21, 7:30 PM up-and-coming pianist Jenny Q Chai plays music of Bach, Gibbons, Schumann, Debussy, Stockhausen, Stroppa, and Kurtág at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

1/21-26, 8/10 PM downdown jazz piano luminary Uri Caine plays with a series of groups at the Stone, $15. Choice pick: a duo set with John Zorn ($20 cover) on 1/23 at 8; 1/24-25 at 8 with the Sirius String Quartet.

1/21, 9 PM vibraphonist Kevin Norton’s Breakfast of Champignons with bassist James Ilgenfritz, pianist Angelica Sanchez and violinist Esther Noh at Spectrum, $15

1/21, 7:30 PM intense, Aimee Mann-style literate chamber pop with Elizabeth & the Catapult at at the Mercury, $15

1/21, 10:30 PM virtuoso downtown reedman/mandolinist Doug Wieselman plays the album release show for his his first-ever solo clarinet record From Water at le Poisson Rouge, $10

1/21-22, 8/10:30 PM lyrical Jamaican jazz piano legend Monty Alexander leads his Harlem-Kingston Express at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail; he’s there 1/23-26 with his classic trio with Jeff Hamilton and John Clayton.

1/22 Rolling Stones saxophonist Tim Ries & the East Gipsy Band play the album release show for their new one- wow – 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

1/22, 8 PM legendary Texas Americana guitar god/crooner Junior Brown at City Winery, $28 standing room avail.

1/22, 8:30 PM devious saxophonist Jon Irabagon‘s album release show with his new loft jazz trio feat. Mark Helias, bass; Barry Altschul, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 + $10 min; 1/23, same time, he expands to a quartet, same deal, then at 10:30 leads a trio with Mary Halvorson on guitar and Tyshawn Sorey on drums

1/23, 7 PM a rare US appearance by brilliant Jordanian chanteuse/bandleader Farah Siraj at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix a must

1/23, 7 PM trombonist Clifton Anderson leads his Quartet at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free.

1/23, 7:30 PM a performance of eclectic, hard-hitting contemporary antiwar works by works by Aleksandra Vrebalov, David T. Little, Jonathan Berger, and Dorian Wallace at Spectrum, $15

1/23, 7:30 PM, repeating 1/25 at 8 PM Andrey Boreyko conducts the NY Philharmonic playing Tcherepnin’s The Enchanted Kingdom plus Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 and Tchaikovsky’s Suite No.3 at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

1/23-26 hall of fame drummer/impresario/personality Jeff “Tain” Watts leads his big band 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30/$35 on the weekend.

1/23, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble Eighth Blackbird play works by  Tom Johnson, Lisa Kaplan, Andy Akiho, plus one of their signature pieces, David Lang’s These Broken Wings at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

1/23, 8 PM pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays music of Bach, Beethoven and George Crumb at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail.

1/23, 9 PM acoustic Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at Pete’s

1/23, 10ish fearlessly politically incorrect first-wave punk party band the Dictators celebrate 60 years of Handsome Dick Manitoba (their former roadie who, like Bon Scott, became the frontman who defined the band – except that this guy didn’t drink himself to death, he opened a bar instead) at Bowery Electric, $20 adv tix a must, this will sell out

1/24, 7 PM the Composers Concordance chamber ensemble plays music of Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Milica Paranosic, Patrick Hardish and Joseph Pehrson at Turtle Bay Music School, Richmond Room, 244 E 52nd St, free.

1/24, 8 PM Spanking Charlene side project the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn – who play melancholy covers from all over the musical map – at Sidewalk

1/24, 8 PM raucous, kick-ass oldtime string band Spuyten Duyvil,followed by even wilder Romany band Caravan of Thieves at the Jalopy, $15.

1/24, 8 PM cellist Misha Quint and pianist Svetlana Gorokhovich play Thomas Fortmann’s brutally challenging Thomas Fortmann’s Sonata for Quintcello, plus works by Schubert, Debussy and Francois Francoeur at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $35 tix avail.

1/24, 8:30 PM the Gowanus Reggae & Ska Society play Bob Marley’s Catch a Fire all the way through at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

1/24, 8:30 PM, repeating on 1/25, 8:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony play a characteristically cutting-edge program with Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5, feat. Juliana Pereira, violin; Ravel: Tzigane, Rapsodie de Concert, feat. Audrey Lo, violin; Milhaud: Saudades do Brasil at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

1/24, 11 PM ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers theDownward Dogs at Sidewalk.

1/24, 11 PM ferocious fiddle-fueled Virginia Americana/grasscore band Chamomile & Whiskey at Rock Shop, $8.

1/24, 11 PM well-liked tenth-generation dark garage rockers the Detroit Cobras at the Bell House, $15 gen adm.

1/24, 11 PM Their Planes Will Block Out the Sun - the rare Smiths-influenced 80s-ish band that doesn’t suck – at Spike Hill.

1/25, 6 PM, and 1/26, 4 PM classical/comedy team Drama in Beethoven with pianist Emir Gamsizoglu and actress Ege Maltepe makes the missing link between Beethoven and Shakespeare at Caffe Vivaldi.

1/25, 7 PM torchy oldtime bandleader Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues at Terra Blues

1/25, 8 PM the lively, eclectic Dances of the World Chamber Orchestra with composer Diana Wayburn (flute, piano), Jeff Newell (flute), Adam Matthes (viola), Dara Hankins (cello), John Murchison (bass), Bert Hill (french horn), Spencer Hale (trombone), Yonatan Avi Oleiski (percussion) at the Firehouse Space, $10.

1/25, 8:30 PM intense, brilliantly original alto saxophonist/composer Sarah Manning with a sensational band: Fung Chern Hwei – viola; Jonathan Goldberger – guitar; Rene Hart – bass; Allison Miller – drums, at I-Beam.

1/25, 9 PM Nashville gothic chanteuse Ember Schrag, freak-folk legend Kath Bloom and haunting, literate Americana/chamber pop/psychedelic rock siren (and Golden Palominos frontwoman) Lianne Smith at E Gallery, 459 Vanderbilt Ave, Bed-Stuy, $10.

1/25, 9 PM entrancing, kinetic Moroccoan sintir band Gnawa Bossou plus a bellydance performance at Tagine, the enticing Moroccan boite at 221 W 38th St, $10 incl. a free drink!

1/25, 9 PM Spanish band Dientes de Caramelo play flamenco rock and 80s sounds at Shrine.

1/25, 11 PM excellent, alcohol-fueled doublebill: Haley Bowery & the Manimals play their sardonic, hard-hitting new retro glamrock followed by Hannah vs. the Many’s searing, lyrical noir punk cabaret rock at Rock Shop, $10

1/26, 10:30 AM (this is a morning concert) the Calefax Reed Quintet play their inventive arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St, $22 tix avail. At 4 PM they play the program for free at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library; Later that night at 9 PM they’re at the Poisson Rouge playing Stockhausen (?!?) for $15, adv tix req.

1/26, 2:30-6 PM a screening of the 2012 Joseph Rochlitz film, Hebreo: In Search of Salomone Rossi, a panel discussion, and a performance of paradigm-shifting Jewish-Italian Renaissance violinist/composer Rossi’s work by Basel-based ensemble Profeti della Quinta at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place (north and west of Battery Park), $25 tix avail.

1/26, 4 PM  Ensemble Leonarda (Susan Graham, flute; David Himmelheber, cello; Nancy Kito, harpsichord; with violinists Agnes Simkens and Andy Bhasin) play music of the Bachs, the Couperins, Corelli and others at L’Eglise Francaise du St.-Esprit, 109 E. 60th St, $20/$15 stud/srs

1/26, 4 PM the choir of Corpus Christi Church, Louise Basbas, director, sings late 16thcentury Magnificats, antiphons, and feast-day music by Byrd, Andrea Gabrieli, Guerrero, Hassler, Lassus on their home turf, Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St $10 tix avail.

1/26, 7 PM sharp, satirical, catchy, sardonically funny powerpop Beatlesque/Costelloesque songwriter Walter Ego plus a comedy act at Sidewalk.

1/26, 8 PM the Bushwick Book Club – Ken South Rock, Sweet Soubrette, Susan Hwang, Mia Pixley, Hilary Downes, Phoebe Kreutz, Charlie Nieland (Her Vanished Grace), Shannon Pelcher, Jessie Kilguss, Phil Andrews, Pearl Rhein and others – play songs inspired by Vonnegut’s Welcome to the Monkey House at Goodbye Blue Monday.

1/27, 7:30 PM the Brentano Quartet play Elgar – Quartet in E Minor, op. 83; Shostakovich – Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, op. 122;  Mendelssohn – String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, op. 44, no. 1 at Advent Church, 93rd/Broadway, free

1/27, 7:30 PM pianist Xiayin Wang with the Escher Quartet at Merkin Concert Hall playing works by Fauré, Schumann and Piazzolla.

1/27, 8:15 PM violinists Esther Noh and Melissa Tong present solo and duo works by Kevin Puts, Richard Carrick, Friedrich Kern, Sebastian Armoza, and James Johnston at Spectrum, $15

1/27, 8  PM pianist Jeanne Golan and actor David Garrison present Sonatas & Stories: an evening of solo and collaborative works by brilliant/obscure Jewish-Viennese composer Viktor Ullmann, who was murdered in the Holocaust, at Roulette, $20 .

1/28-2/2, 8/10 PM noir/latin/jazz guitar eclecticist Marc Ribot plays with a bunch of ensembles at the Stone. Early arrival advised. Choice picks: a duo set with Jason Moran on 1/29 at 8 and then another with Roy Nathanson on 1/30 at 10, then on 1/31, OMG, a quartet with Henry Grimes (bass) Chad Taylor (drums) Mary Halvorson (guitar).

1/28 8 PM NYC’s answer to Oasis, anthemic Beatlemaniacs the Dog Society at Drom, $10

1/28, 10 PM wickedly catchy retro 80s janglerockers the Rotaries at Bowery Electric

1/29, 7:30 PM Ukrainian bandura virtuoso Julian Kytasty with singer Colleen Cleveland at Symphony Space, $30.

1/29, 7:30 PM indie guitar/noir legend Martin Bisi does his creepy swirly improvisational thing at Spectrum, $15

1/29, 7:30 PM Third Coast Percussion plays David T. Little’s “Haunt of Last Nightfall” plus Transit playing Daniel Wohl’s “Corps Exquis” at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

1/29, 9 PM Certain General lead guitarist Phil Gammage plays the album release for his new blues cd at No Malice Palace, 197 E. 3rd St., free

1/29 Laura Cantrell – arguably this era’s most compelling, luminous female oldschool country artist – plays the album release for her long-awaited new one at Joe’s Pub.

1/30, 7:30 PM torchy oldtimey rock/swing siren Eleni Mandell at the Mercury, $15 gen adm.

1/30, 8ish a killer triplebill: Jerome O’Brien of the late, great Dog Show plays his ferociously literate, vintage R&B/punk influenced songs followed by brooding, jangling southwestern gothic rockers And the Wiremen and the assaultively retro, charismatic noir punkabillly Reid Paley Trio at Bowery Electric.

1/30 8ish devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s.

1/30-31, 8 PM the wild and boomy Nakatani Gong Orchestra at Jack

1/30, 8 PM Matthew Shipp plays and improvises on pieces from his Piano Sutras album at Roulette, $20.

1/31, 8 PM Afrobeat ensemble Zongo Junction followed by high-voltage psychedelic funk/soul jamband Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

1/31, 8 PM the Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet do a live recording of the sax quartet music of George Handy at I-Beam, be there, this is gonna be cool, $10.

1/31, 8:45 PM cool Middle Eastern jazz and dub sounds with Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on saxophones and vocals, Greg Zweiben on electric bass, Kaveh Haghtalab on kemancheh at Spectrum, $15.

1/31, 10 PM high-voltage eclectic funk/Afrobeat/hip-hop dance band the People’s Champs at Barbes

1/31, half past midnight (technically wee hours of 2/1) psychedelic Afrobeat with Emefe at the Blue Note, $10.

2/1, 1 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars in a “family -friendly” concert with works by Tan Dun, Don Byron, and David Lang at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $12 adv tix rec

2/1, 2-11 PM the Music of Now Marathon at Symphony Space with Metropolis Ensemble, Cassatt String Quartet, Du Yun, Talujon, and Mimi Jones, winding up with a set by Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble.

2/1, 4 PM Wang Guowei leads a quartet of erhu, pipa, flute and piano, in an eclectic program of arrangements based on Chinese folk tunes, songs of legendary Hong Kong pop singer Teresa Teng, and Wang’s original compositions at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

2/1, 7 PM roughhewn alt-country band Mail the Horse at the Bell House, free

2/1, 7:15 PM dark intense lyrical rocker LJ Murphy and his unstoppable noir band at the Parkside.

2/1-2  John Abercrombie – guitar with Marc Copeland – piano; Drew Gress – bass; Joey Baron – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30

2/1, 10 PM eclectic dark punk blues/Americana duo Slim Wray and neo-honkytonkers I’ll Be John Brown at Bowery Electric, $10

2/2, 4 PM the Escher String Quartet performs music by Dvorak and Mozart at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

2/2, 6 PM Karl Berger orchestra guitarist John Ehlis leads a quartet with Sana Nagano, Yasuno Katsui and Glen Fittin at Downtown Music Gallery, free

2/3, 11 PM haunting, hypnotic oud jazz virtuoso Jussi Reijonen with his equally haunting quartet at the small room at the Rockwood.

2/4, 7:30 PM the Haden Triplets featuring Petra, Rachel, and Tanya Haden singing traditional American close harmony folk tunes at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

2/4, 8 PM intense, politically fueled, brilliant Americana rocker James McMurtry at City Winery, $25 standing room avail.

2/4, 8 PM Nashville alt-country pioneer Suzy Bogguss playing songs off her forthcoming Merle Haggard tribute album at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec .

2/4, 8 PM legendary loft jazz pianist Connie Crothers leads a quartet with  Richard Tabnik, alto saxophone; Ken Filiano, bass; Roger Mancuso, drums at Roulette, $20.

2/5, 9ish haunting Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina sings solo with her trusty accordion, as part of Roots & Ruckus at the Jalopy

2/6, 7 PM  gently edgy, intense acoustic tunesmith Sharon Goldman with lead guitar genius Thad DeBrock followed eventually at 9:30 by dark, original, lyrical jazz/funk chanteuse Nicole Zuraitis and her band at Caffe Vivaldi.

2/6-9 pianist Danilo Perez with Ben Street – bass; Adam Cruz – drums; Roman Diaz – percussion; Alex Hardgreaves – violin at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/30 Fri-Sat

2/6, 7:30 PM pianist Simon Mulligan plays works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Ravel, Chopin and others at the Morgan Library, $35.

2/6, 8 PM pianist Roman Rabinovich performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, plus Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7  at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West in the Bronx, $25 seats avail..

2/7, 5:30 PM soaring, intense original all-female Americana band Jan Bell & the Maybelles at the American Folk Art Museum.

2/7, 7:30 PM the Cassatt String Quartet with pianist Ursula Oppens play works by Beethoven, Joan Tower and Tania Leon at Symphony Space, $32/$20 30-and-under.

2/7, 8 PM phantasmagorical chanteuse Carol Lipnik with psychedelic art-rock pianist Matt Kanelos on piano at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

2/7, 8 PM multimedia ensemble Galileo’s Daughters present a performance with viola da gamba and lute plus narration by Dava Sobel at the Fabbri Mansion, House of the Redeemer, 7 E 95th St, $25 tix avail

2/7, 9 PM noisy intense lead guitar genius/powerpop maven Pete Galub and band at Littlefield, $15.

2/7, 9:30 PM intriguing concert harp and vocal duo Addi and Jacq at Caffe Vivaldi

2/7, midnight haunting, harmony-driven art-rock/chamber pop/circus rock orchestra Knife Throwers’ Assistance at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec.

2/8, 8 PM Indian sitar legend Imrat Khan at Symphony Space, $30

2/8, 9 PM NYC’s original circus rockers, World Inferno at Bowery Ballroom, $20.

2/8, 10 PM haunting, atmospheric gothic Americana chanteuse Marissa Nadler at Glasslands, $12

2/9, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra with Pierre Vallet, guest conductor play Berlioz — excerpts from The Damnation of Faust; Ravel — Shéhérazade (a GVO fave – they always slay with this); Brahms — Symphony No. 4 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

2/9, 4 PM Quicksilver, an exciting new septet plays music of 17th-century German and Italian composers Castello, Fontana, Bertali, and Weckmann at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

2/9, 9:30 PM legendary Russian samizdat composer Aleksandr Zhurbin (Ljova’s dad) with his singer-wife Irina, plus his violist virtuoso kid Ljova, daugher-in-law chanteuse Inna Zhurbin and other luminaries, $18 adv tix rec.

2/10, 10 PM smart, eclectic, subtly powerful chamber pop/acoustic songwriter Kjersti Kveli and her great band at LIC Bar.

2/11, 6 PM Ensemble Signal plays trio works by Hilda Paredes and David Lang at the Miller Theatre, free, drinks at 5:30 PM.

2/11-12 pianist Helen Sung leads a septet with Paquito D’Rivera on saxes and Ingrid Jensen on trumpet at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25.

2/11, 7:30 PM pianist Steven Lin plays works by Bach, Debussy, Liszt, Schumann, and the world premiere of David Hertzberg’s Notturno Incantato at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall

2/11, 10 PM pensive, atmospheric, alt-country/chamber-pop band the Autumn Defense – Jenifer Jackson’s old backing unit – at Highline Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

2/12, 8 PM Swedish cellist/chamber pop chanteuse Linnea Olsson at Highline Ballroom, $19.50 adv tix avail .

2/13, 7:30  PM the Chamber Orchestra of New York plays the U.S. Premiere of Alessandro Scarlatti’s recently restored Harpsichord Concerto No.3 plus Music of Corelli and Vivaldi at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $30 tix avail

2/13, 8 PM the compelling, intense, forward-looking global warming-themed Crossroads Project feat. the Fry Street Quartet, physicist Dr. Rob Davies, composer Laura Kaminsky, artist Rebecca Allan and photographer Garth Lenz at Symphony Space, $32/$20 for 30-and-under

2/13, 10 PM Nashville gothic chanteuse Nicole Atkins with her band at Bowery Ballroom, $16 adv tix rec.

2/14, 9 PM intense, lyrical, politically-fueled Americana songwriter Joe Pug - sort of this era’s version of Steve Earle – at Bowery Ballroom, $20; 2/16 he’s at the Knitting Factory at 7:30 for five bucks less.

2/16, 8 PM killer doublebill: powerhouse lyricist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper and the Idaho noir queen of the minor key, Eilen Jewell and her amazing band at City Winery, $17 standing room avail.

2/16, 10 PM deviously fun female-fronted garage/psychedelic/Americana band Those Darlins at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15.

2/18-23 Ravi Coltrane leads a series of trios and quartets at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/30 Fri-Sat

2/18, 8 PM the Aeolus Quartet play an Appalachian-themed concert with projections by Shelby Adams at Roulette, $20.

2/19, 7 PM pianist Edna Stern plays music of Gideon Klein, K. Reiner and Ludwig van Beethoven at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St, free

2/19, 7:30 PM the Jack Quartet plays works by Helmut Lachenmann at the Morgan Library, $35

2/19, 8 PM latin jazz piano legend Eddie Palmieri and his mighty band at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

2/20, 7 PM dark frontporch folk songwriter Kate Vargas plays the album release show for her new one at the big room at the Rockwood

2/20, 7:30 PM downtown jazz drummer/percussionist William Hooker leads his ensemble in an original score accompanying a screening of Oscar Micheaux’s iconic 1925 film Body and Soul, featuring Paul Robeson in his screen debut, at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

2/20, 8 PM dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot plus the sultry, swinging, female-fronted Francophile Hot Sardines at Littlefield, $10

2/20, 8 PM dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at Rock Shop

2/22, 8 PM, repeating 2/23 at 2 PM, a rare US appearance by Okinawan music preservationists/ensemble the Ryukyuans playing both traditional material plus American-influenced psychedelic folk-rock at Baruch College Auditorium, 25th St/Lexington Ave., $TBA. This in the wake of a performance in Fukushima on 2/8. Yikes!

2/22, 8 PM wild Balkan band Romano Drom at Roulette, $25 at the door, open bar 7-8, show at 8.

2/23, 6 PM original 80s NYC hardcore band Face with special guest Daniel Carter play the vinyl release show for their Live at CBGB 1986 EP at Downtown Music Gallery, free. Maybe they should hide all the albums in the back so as not to get everything bloody.

2/25, 8 PM 90s dancehall reggae nostalgia with Mista Lova Lova himself, Shaggy, at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

2/26, 8 PM chamber-pop/indie classical star Annie Clark a.k.a. St. Vincent at Terminal 5, $30 adv tix rec.

2/27, 7:30 PM Kyriakos Kalatziades with Greek and early-Byzantine music quintet En Chordais play ancient Mediterranean music with instruments of the era at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

2/28 7:30 PM Nick Cave-influenced Nashville gothic/noir cabaret crooner Henry Wagons and band at Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix rec

3/2, 4 PM Mala Punica perform motets by the intricate 14th-century Franco-Flemish composer Johannes Ciconia at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

3/4, 6 PM Ekmeles sing contemporary choral works by Peter Ablinger, Kaija Saariaho, Salvatore Sciarrino, Evan Johnson and Thanasis Deligiannis at the Miller Theatre, free, drinks at 5:30 PM

3/4, 7:30 PM magical, hypnotic klezmer jazz group Siach Hasadeh - who put a haunting new improvisational spin on ancient hasidic melodies – at  the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., $15.

3/7, 8 PM the Talea Ensemble play U.S. premieres of compositions for large ensemble by Olga Neuwirth, Bernhard Gander, and Pierluigi Billone at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St, free

3/17, sets at 4 and 8 PM Streams of Whiskey play Pogues and Shane MacGowan covers that do justice to the originals at Lucille’s, $15 adv tix rec

3/17, 7 PM sharp perennially vital, politically-fueled anthemic Irish-American rockers Black 47 at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix a must

3/21, noon Veit Hertenstein, viola and Pei-Yao Wang, piano play Miakovsky, Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 81; Shostakovich, From Preludes, Op. 34; Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 at the Morgan Library, $15/$10 stud/srs.

3/23, 9 PM the world’s most popular assouf (desert blues) band Tinariwen at Brooklyn Bowl, $20 adv tix rec

3/26, 8:30 PM intriguing downtempo/atmospheric rockes Blouse followed by neo-dark garage punks the Dum Dum Girls at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15.

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

New York City Live Music Calendar for December 2013 and January 2014

The new January-February 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.

John Zorn turned 60 this year. There are dozens of celebrations of the defiantly nonconformist Tzadik maven’s music going on around town: the full calendar is here.

Four nights in December: 12/1, 12/16, 12/23 and 12/31 intense literate piano-based chamber pop band Elizabeth & the Catapult at the big room at the Rockwood

Starting January 29 at 7:30 PM and continuing on Wednesday and Sunday nights through the end of February, clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer leads a killer ensemble playing live themes to accompany a series of NYC-centric films from across the decades at the Museum of Jewish History, 36 Battery Place just north of Battery Park

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing Mozart, Bach and more recent composers who draw on their work, email for info/location.

Mondays in December, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South.

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

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

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

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 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’s reliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

Mondays in December (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.

Also Mondays in December 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 December 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.

Three Tuesdays in December the exhilarating NY Gypsy All-Stars – with ferociously intense clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski – play Drom, 10 PM, $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 JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

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

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

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

Thursdays in December, 10ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

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 December, 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 December at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in January, 6 PM oudist Brandon Terzic and singer Pyeng Threadgill lead an acoustic band with Matt Kilmer – percussion; Tim Keiper – percussion; Rufus Cappadocia – cello; Matt Darriau – reeds, kaval; Alsarah – vocals, that collectively “explore blues classics with a paradoxically new vision using old lenses” at Barbes

Two Saturdays in December, 12/7 and 12/14 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. Next year’s free concert  dates are January 4, 11 and 18, February 22, then weekly in March.

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 in December at 2:30 PM at Joe’s Pub help perennially relevant, satirical Reverend Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir pay his legal bills for defending himself after being busted protesting big banks’ criminal activity, $15

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 December, 9 PM legendary LES drummer Dee Pop’s Private World - who run the gamut from new wave to downtempo grooves to flat-out jazz improvisation – at Otto’s

Sundays in December the mighty Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra ,9/11 PM at Birdland, $30 seats avail

Sundays in December 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.

12/1, 8 PM Romanian cimbalom virtuoso Marius Mihalache and chanteuse  Irina Sarbu play a mix of Maria Tanase classics and Balkan jazz at Drom, free.

12/1, 8 PM fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems with Hannah vs. the Many at the Mercury, $10

12/1, 10 PM sophisticated country chanteuse/tunesmith Drina Seay with her brilliant guitarist Steve Antonakos in a rare intimate duo show upstairs at 2A

12/1, 10 PM darkly lyrical chamber pop songwriter Elizabeth & the Catapult at the big room at the Rockwood.

12/2 four chances to see exhilarating klezmer jamband Metropolitan Klezmer for free this week if you work/play in midtown or in the financial district – the full schedule is here

12/2, 7 PM a new sultry spin on classic 60s latin soul grooves: Spanglish Fly at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

12/2, 9 PM golden age hip-hop cult heroes Smif n Wessun backed by excellent roots reggae band Judah Tribe at the Mercury $12 adv tix rec.

12/2, 10 PM intense shredding improv with Tanks (Seabrook/Driver/Ches Smith) and then guitarist Yoshie Fruchter‘s Middle Eastern surf-metal instrumental unit Pitom at Grand Victory, $8

12/3, 7 PM the Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble play rich, haunting Andalucian and Jewish sounds at CUNY’s Elebash Hall, 5th Ave just north of 34th St, $20

12/3, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: intense cutting edge sometimes eerie vibraphone jazz with the Joe Locke/Geoffrey Keezer Group featuring Terreon Gully and Mike Pope, $20.

12/3, 7:30 PM a klezmer dance party led by an all-star band led by clarinetist Michael Winograd, bassist Benjy Fox-Rosen and tsimblist Pete Rushefsky at the Stephen Wise Free Synagaogue, 30 W 68th St (between Columbus & Central Park West), $10.

12/3, 8 PM wry, darkly lyrical Nashville gothic rockers Maynard & the Musties at Rock Shop.

12/3, 8 PM powerhouse bandoneonist/composer JP Jofre & Leonardo Suarez Paz’s Cuartetango SQ at the Cutting Room, $10

12/3, 8 PM an indie classical doublebill with Maria Stankova and Sasha Siem including a Siem song cycle performed by ten members of International Contemporary Ensemble at Roulette, free.

12/3, 9 PM harmony-driven bluegrass band the NYCity Slickers play the album release show for their new one at the Bitter End, $10 incl. a copy of the cd.

12/3, 9:30 PM bassist Ben Allison and band play the album release show for their new one The Stars Look Very Different Today at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec.

12/3, 10:30 PM ferocious violin-driven klezmer circus punks Golem at Glasslands, $10

12/4, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: intense pianist Marc Cary‘s playful but often haunting Focus Trio, $20.

12/4, 8 PM Charlotte Cornfield- solid janglerock/indie tunesmith, rare drummer-frontwoman – at the Rockwood

12/4, 8:30 PM state-of-the-art lyrical piano improviser Jean-Michel Pilc leads a quartet with Sam Minaie, bass;  Ross Pederson, drums;  Rhys Tivey, trumpet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $!0 + $10 min.

12/4-5, 9:30 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette leads his tuneful “sextette” at Smalls

12/4, 10 PM atmospheric third-stream trombonist/chanteuse Natalie Cressman with her band at the big room at the Rockwood.

12/4, 11 PM fiery tuneful powerpop rockers New Atlantic Youth at St. Vitus,$8

12/5, 1 PM Decoda – Owen Dalby, violin; Anna Elashvili, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Claire Bryant, cello play Britten: Quartet No. 3 for Strings, Op. 94; Berg: Lyric Suite at Trinity Church, free.

12/5, 7:30 PM pianists Ursula Oppens and Robert Levin perform a selection of Bernard Rands’ piano music from 1960- 2010 including his Twelve Preludes at Symphony Space, $

12/5-8, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard ageless saxophonist Benny Golson with Mike LeDonne – piano; Buster Williams – bass; Carl Allen – drums, $30.

12/5, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

12/5, 8 PM harpist Zeena Parkins and a chamber ensemble play a “composer portrait” of the enchantingly haunting, atmospheric Icelandic Anna Thorvaldsdottir at the Miller Theatre, $25

12/5, 8 PM edgy, politically savvy singer-songwriter Erin McKeown‘s Anti-Holiday Spectacular at Littlefield, $20.

12/5, 8 PM roaring post Jesus & Mary Chain stomp with the False Alarms at Cake Shop, $5 .

12/5, 8 PM tuba player Ben Stapp‘s Large Ensemble at the Firehouse Space, $10

12/5, 8:30 PM excellent Americana-flavored melodic jazz with Old Time Musketry at Caffe Vivaldi.

12/5, 8:30 PM reedman Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket Revue spans from lowdown blues to sizzling klezmer-style vamps at Cornelia St. Cafe, $!0 + $10 min.

12/5, 9 PM the Delorean Sisters- who play oldtimey versions of 80s cheeseball pop songs – at Freddy’s

12/5, midnight-ish, ageless Bow Wow Wow frontwoman Annabella Lwin at Bowery Electric,$20.

12/6, 5:30 PM haunting Russian klezmer band Litvakus at the American Folk Art Museum.

12/6,  7 PM Meg Okura & the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble at the Rubin Museum of Art 150 W 17th St, $20

12/6, 8 PM Ayodele Maakheru & the Windsong String Ensemble play ragtime, stride and boogie woogie at Flushing Town Hall, $15/$10 stud.

12/6, 8 PM sharp a screening of the documentary film Muscle Shoals at City Winery, first come first served, $5 cover goes to Philippine typhoon relief

12/6-8, 8:30/10:30 PM this era’s preeminent alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett leading his latest combo at Iridium, $35

12/6, 9 PM the massive, ten-piece, eclectic M Shanghai String Band – who play everything from classic country to seafaring ballads to noirish acoustic rock – at their home base, the Jalopy, $10

12/6, 9 PM intense, cutting-edge jazz/third-stream chanteuse Sara Serpa leads a quintet playing her new Breathing Suite, inspired by controversial poststructuralist philosopher Luce Iragaray followed at 10:30 by her guitar mainman André Matos leading his quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $!0 + $10 min.

12/6, 9 PM psychedelic salsa with la Mecanica Popular at Lit

12/6, 9:30 PM wild Canadian guitar/viol ensemble the Sultans of String  – gypsy jazz, Middle Eastern and rock – at Joe’s Pub, $20.

12/6, 10 PM  phenomenally fun, intense, noir-tinged oldschool soul siren Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix a must, this will sell out. 12/7, 11 PMshe’s at the Mercury for the same price.

12/6, 11ish the sometimes droll, sometimes boisterous, increasingly noir classic country sounds of the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar

12/7-8, 3 PM Drama in Beethoven with pianist Emir Gamsizoglu, pianist and actress Ege Maltepe makes the missing link between Beethoven and Shakespeare at Caffe Vivaldi .”Once upon a time there was a short German guy with a bad temper and a huge spirit and passion for music. His name was Ludwig. Drama in Beethoven is a fun experiment to connect stories with Beethoven Sonatas. Developed as a classical-for-all project, the show aims to create a direct and unique connection between listener and the classical music. “Music is just music! We are the ones who are labeling it with fancy halls and dress codes” says Ege Maltepe, an actress, playwright and a former student of Mike Nichols, right before diving into a bloody scenario along with the 2nd movement Sonata No.7.

12/7, 6 PM charming, historically-informed oldtimey chanteuse/bandleader Robin Aigner & Parlour Game followed at 8 by acoustic Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho and then at 10 by high-voltage Mexican polka crew Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos.at Barbes

12/7, 7 PM great guitarist Bill Frisell‘s Big Sur Quintet at le Poisson Rouge, $35 adv tix req.

12/7, 7 PM Piedmont fingerstyle guitar blues legend Larry Johnson at Terra Blues

12/7, 7 PM Swedish improvisers: Hanna Hartman, Mats Lindström & Marina Rosenfeld, Henrik Rylander & MV Carbon, The Space In Between (Alba G. Corral & Nikka) and Mats Gustafsson at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl, $10 sugg don

12/7, 8 PM new music from Iran and Syria with Saeid Shanbezadeh plus eclectic Syrian saxophonist Basel Rajoub, percussionist Naguib Shanbehzadeh, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh; trumpet player Basel Rajoub; and Tunisian violinist Jasser Haj Youssef at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs.

12/7, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s typically excellent monthly surf rock show at Otto’s kicks off with Plato Zorba, Mod As Hell at 10, macabre surf legends the Coffin Daggers at 11 and then haunting, ethereal female-fronted noir soundtrack rockers the Lost Patrol sometime atter midnight

12/7, 9 PM the JD Allen Trio followed at midnight by the Sun Ra Arkestra at Nublu -how they’re all going to fit into this tiny space is a mystery, $20.

12/7, 9 PM eclectic western swing baritone crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers play the album release show for their new one at the Way Station.

12/8, 3 PM haunting seven-piece Sephardic ensemble David’s Harp plays the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St., $18/$9 stud/srs is SOLD OUT

12/8, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra’s annual family-friendly holiday concert: GVO’s Gary Dranch will be on hand to play Rossini’s Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra, and everyone can try an instrument at the post-concert Instrument Petting Zoo, at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

12/8, 4 PM pianist Irina Nuzova perform works by Schubert, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Scriabin and three pieces of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliette  at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free.

12/8, 6 PM noir guitar mastermind Jim Campilongo with his trio at 55 Bar followed at 8 by edgy tenor saxophonist Stan Killian and his quintet, free. Killian and band are also here a couple of days later at 7 PM on the 10th.

12/8, 6 PM bassist Francois Grilllot leads an unusual, improvising string quartet with Tomas Ulrich, Ken Filiano and Gwen Laster at Downtown Music Galley.

12/8, 7 PM artist/videographer Alan Rand’s birthday bash starting at 7 with dark female-fronted new wave/punk band Ingrid & the Defectors , the Cynz at 8, drummer Dee Pop’s Private World at 9 and Plastic Beef spinoff the Hipp Pipps at 10 at Otto’s

12/8, 7 PM up-and-coming violinist Michi Wiancko playing indie classical works, joined by her chamber-pop project Kono Michi  at Barbes

12/8, 7 PM, True Love Ain’t Too Hard to See, “an alt-cabaret reimagining of Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s 1975 album Zuma” feat. members of Daniel Stampfel’s killer janglerock band at the Duplex,  free w/2-drink min.

12/8, 7 PM German a cappella ensemble Calmus sing Xmas music from pre-Renaissance to modern times at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

12/8, 8 PM jazz-tinged Persian/Syrian trio Sound: The Encounter with Saeid Shanbehzadeh on neyanban (Iranian bagpipe), neyjoti (flute), boogh horns, dance, and vocals; Basel Rajoub on saxophones, duclar; Naguib Shanbehzadeh on dammam, percussion at Alwan for the Arts, $20.

12/9, 7 PM Howe Gelb of Giant Sand at the big room at the Rockwood, $15 plus $10 drink min

12/9, 7 PM Gina Leishman‘s Mr. Wau-Wa playing Berthold Brecht with an allstar downtown jazz crew behind her, followed at around 9:30 by Chicha Libre at Barbes

12/9, 10 PM noir guitar monster Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood.

12/9, 11 PM intense folk noir songstress Larkin Grimm at Death by Audio, $7. She’s also at Sidewalk at 10 on 12/28 for free

12/9, midnight oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at the Ear Inn

12/10, 6 PM Yarn/Wire play works by Eric Wubbels, Alex Mincek, Mei-Fang Lin and others at the Miller Theatre, free, free drinks at 5:30.

12/10, 7 PM author Mark Cohen discusses and reads from Cohen’s book Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman, bio of novelty song legend Allan Sherman. Plus Cohen spins rare Sherman recordings plus the hits at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free

12/10, 7:30 PM psychedelic south seas tropical jazz ensemble Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica opens for the Balanescu Quartet, playing a homage to Maria Tanase, the “Romanian Edith Piaf” at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St. downtown, expensive, $36.50, but could be amazing

12/10, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard trumpeter Alex Sipiagin leads a quintet with a bunch of his Mingus Band mates, $20

12/10, 8 PM wry lyrical rock genius Marcellus Hall (ex-Railroad Jerk and White Hassle)  plays the album release show for his new one at the big room at the Rockwood.

12/10, 8 PM crooner Theo Bleckmann with ambient hypnotic violin/guitar/loops duo Itsnotyouitsme playing the album release show for their new one at Subculture.

12/10, 8 PM Martin Hiendl & Monica Duncan lead a performance of Offshore, their perilous nautical suite for percussionists, two trumpets, tuba, horn and electronics at Roulette, free

12/10, 8 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes.

12/10, 8 PM Ensemble Pamplemousse plays works by Alvin Lucier & Klaus Lang at Issue Project Room, $15.

12/10-14, 8:30/11 PM oldschool postbop night; a quartet with Eddie Gomez, Kenny Barron, Al Foster, Wallace Roney at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

12/11, 6:30 PM dark female-fronted Americana/paisley underground rockers Mesiko at the Mercury, $10.

12/11, 7 PM edgy oldtimey swing and C&W band Miss Tess & the Talkbacks play the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $15

12/11, 7 PM  well-known gems of the 17th century Baroque by Bilber, Bertali, and Muffat as well as recently discovered anonymous works that reside at Kromeriz in the Czech Republic, performed by Tatiana Daubek, Leon Schelhase and Beiliang Zhu at the Czech Center 321 E 73rd St, free.

12/11,  7 PM Ensemble Mise-en plays works of noted 20th century Italian composer Franco Donatoni, free but early arrival (i.e. 6:30 PM) a must, at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave.

12/11-15, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard veteran tenorist George Coleman Sr leads an octet, $25/$30 Fri-Sat.

12/11, 9ish early 50s/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

12/11-14, 9 PM drummer Ted Poor leads a bluesy trio with Cuong Vu – trumpet and Pete Rende – Fender Rhodes at Seeds

12/11, 9:30 PM tuneful third-strean pianist/composer Mara Rosenbloom with her Quartet at I-Beam

12/11, 10 PM the Rebel Factory with Certain General’s Phil Gammage on guitar at Spike Hill

12/11, 10ish heavy violin shredding with Stratospheerius at Bowery Electric.

12/12-14 the Uncaged Toy Piano festival at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., put together by intense, playful virtuoso Phyllis Chen. Too many good performers to list: the full schedule is here.

12/12, 6:30 PM torchy, compelling, up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Shoshana Bush plays the release of her debut live CD at Birdland with Isamu McGregor (piano) and Brian Holtz (bass), Carmen Intorre (drums) and Nir Felder (guitar)

12/12, 7 PM Indian traditional instrumentalist Shafat Khan performing on the sitar, surbahar and tabla  at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free

12/12, 7:30 PM 10³²K featuring trombone genius Ku-umba Frank Lacy with Andrew Drury, percussion / Kevin Ray, bass reinventing obscure classics at Lincoln Center Atrium.

12/12, 8 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes.

12/12, 8 PM Reinier Van Houdt plays solo piano followed by bassist James Ilgenfritz playing material from his recent CD, Compositions with solo performances of works by Pauline Oliveros, Anthony Braxton and Annie Gosfield at Roulette, $15.

12/12, 8 PM pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove plays works by Guy Barash,  Eric km Clark, Annie Gosfield and Jacob Cooper at Spectrum. Also on the bill: Sidney Boquiren, at Spectrum, $15.

12/12, 8:30 PM eclectic jazz guitarist Assaf Kehati leads his trio at the Bar Next Door.

12/12, 10 PM biting electric alt-country band (and Neko Case collaborators) the Sadies at Union Hall, $15.

12/12, 10:30 PM haunting, growly, noisy 90s guitar cult legend Thalia Zedek at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

12/13, 5:30 PM no-nonsense, torchy contralto chanteuse/pianist Jeanne Marie Boes’, Kira Velella, and the Wilhelm Brothers at the American Folk Art Museum

12/13, 7:30 PM cool, enigmatic, eclectic jazz chanteuse Gretchen Parlato leads her quartet at the big room at the Rockwood where she made her new live album/dvd.

12/13-14, 8 PM, repeating on 12/15 at 2 PM Maggie Surovell and Russ Kaplan play their versions of Comedy Central’s Jonathan Katz’s amusing tunes at T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre, 151 W 26 St, 7th Fl (6/7th Aves), $15/$12 low income

12/13, 8 PM cross-generational, tuneful cross-pollination: guitarist Mike Baggetta with Jerome Harris on bass and Billy Mintz on drums at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene. 12/21 they’re at the Bar Next Door at 7:30

12/13, 8 PM adventurous chamber ensemble ACME plays Lutoslawski’s Sacher Variation for solo cello, Bukoliki for viola and cello, and his String Quartet, as well as Steven Stucky’s Dialoghi for solo cello and his Nell’ombra, nella luce for string quartet at Symphony Space, $32.

12/13, 8:30 PM droll country covers with Puss & Boots – Sasha Dobson, Norah Jones and bass monster Catherine Popper – at the Bell House, $15

12/13, 9 PM powerhouse country chanteuse Jeanne Jolly and her phenonemal oldschool band at Drom.

12/13, 9 PM “filthy song night” at the Jalopy, $10 with a diverse cast of characters: Savon Fifth (Cozy Shack), Kristen Andreassen (Uncle Earl), Bascomb Ferd (The Raunch Bothers), Sam Duffy (The Piledrivers), Elio Schiavo (Five Deadly Venoms), Bug (The Defibulators), Cassie Jenkins, Becca Stevens (The Bjorkestra), Little Ho Peep, Rob Hecht, Brad Einhorn (Kings County Strings), Karen Duffy, Jumping Through Poops, Bluff Channahon (The Barbara F*cking Walters), and “secret special guests.”

12/13, 11 PM Canadian gothic siren Lorraine Leckie and her explosive band at Sidewalk

12/13, 9ish dark noisy Tzadikian dub-tinged noise-jazz with Jamie Saft‘s Slobberpup at Shapshifter Lab

12/13 punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Rodeo Bar, 11 PM.

12/14-16 Yo La Tengo at the Bell House is SOLD OUT.

12/14, 6 PM all-star Middle Eastern group the Alwan Ensemble performs music of iconic Lebanese tunesmiths the Rahbani Brothers – early, more traditional works as well as their later, paradigm-shifting Middle Eastern/European art-rock songs – at Alwan for the Arts.

12/14, 6:45 PM it’s the 20th anniversary of Phil Kline’s shimmery, gamelanesque participatory antiwar composition Unsilent Night, a yearly event that has become a global phenomenon. Gather at the arch at Washington Square, march to Tompkins Square Park starting at 7; bring a boombox or your pod/phone and speakers: downloads are available here, cassettes will be handed out at the start of the procession, first come first served. Those outside New York can participate in the many Unsilent Night processions happening around the world starting 12/2 in Oxford, UK, check the site for times/dates/contact info

12/14, 7 PM gayakeum (Korean lute) virtuoso and composer Gye Ok Kim and ensemble play traditional Korean sounds at Flushing Town Hall, $15/$10 stud.

12/14, 7 PM the torchy oldtime Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues

12/14, 7 PM, repeating on 12/15 at 2 PM the Brooklyn Brandenburgers play chamber music by Bach, Brahms, Chevalier de St. George, Purcell, Salieri and Telemann at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10, early arrival a must

12/14, 8 PM eclectic classically-trained adventurous and always surprising a-cappella quartet NY Polyphony sings at St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia, 116th/Amsterdam, $30 tix avail

12/14, 8 PM the Canticum Novum Singers perform While by my Sheep, arranged by Hugo Jungst, O Magnum Mysterium by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Hodie Christus Natus Est by Jan Pieters Sweelinck, Ave Maria by Johannes Brahms, Ave Maria by Anton Bruckner, A Christmas Cantata by Arthur Honegger and Friede auf Erden by Arnold Schoenberg, repeating 12/15 at 3 PM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Ave. (at 87th St.), $25/$20 srs.

12/14, 8/9:30 PM Michael Lytle (bass clarinet), Nick Didkovsky (guitar), Andrew Drury (drums), Andrea Parkins (electronics), Steve Swell (trombone) and Weasel Walter (drums and bass). at the Firehouse Space, $10

12/14, 9 PM brilliantly lyrical psychedelic new wavers the Larch play the single release show for their new one at Freddy’s.

12/14, 9 PM creepy microtonal guitarslingers the Willie McBlind Band followed by dark electric blues band Jane Lee Hooker at Shrine.

12/14, 9 PM a rare Park Slope show by funky keyboard monster Rev. Vince Anderson followed by soul/garage rockers Mighty Fine at Union Hall, $10.

12/14, 9:30 PM mesmerizing, soaring, intense art-rock pianist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

12/14, 10 PM creepy, weird, jazz/cinematic faux-operatic agitators Thrillington at Rock Shop, $10.

12/14, 10ish Jamaican rocksteady legends Keith & Tex – who first recorded the classic Stop That Train – backed by the Crazy Baldhead reggae band at Littlefield, $20 adv tix rec

12/14, 10 PM the rambunctious oldime Baby Soda Jazz Band at Barbes.

12/15, 10:30 AM (this is a morning show) Alessio Bax, piano; Lucille Chung, piano playing four-handed versions of Stravinsky: Petrushka; Piazzolla (arr. Bax and Chung): Three Tangos at Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th St.), $22 tix avail.

12/15, 3 PM up-and-coming pianist Mackenzie Melemed plays works by Scarlatti, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninoff at Temple Emanu-El, 1 E 65th St. at 5th Ave,

12/15, 4 PM well-loved a-cappella quartet Anonymous 4 sing medieval music from England, France and Spain at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

12/15, 7 PM western swing with Smokey Hormel‘s Roundup followed by Mexican cumbia band La Sabrosa Sabrosura (a spinoff of Mexican reggae stars Los Yerberos, i.e. the Weedheads) at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook.

12/15, 7:30 PM Chico Hamilton’s longtime band Euphoria – with Paul Ramsey, Evan Schwam, Jeremy Carlstedt, Mayu Saeki & Nick Demopolous -  celebrates the music of the late percussion/drum legend and bandleader at Drom, $12 adv tix rec

12/15, 8 PM a rare performance of versatile, witty bassist Max Johnson‘s Silver Trio with pianist Kris Davis and drummer Mike Pride at Barbes followed at 9 by Stephane Wrembel.

12/15, 8 PM bass clarinet star Ken Thomson plays the album release show for his new one with the Jack Quartet at Subculture.

12/15, 9 PM Wet Ink Ensemble plays the album release show for their new one featuring works by Kate Soper, Katharina Rosenberger, Jacob Sacks at Spectrum, $15 cover includes a copy of the album

12/15, 9:30 PM subversive comedienne/chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite’s latest sick cover night: Chelsea Madchen – Ein Deutscher Evening Mit Nico, at Joe’s Pub, $15.

12/15, 11 PM snarling paisley underground rockers Girl to Gorilla at Otto’s

12/16, 8 PM chanteuse Abby Payne – whose new western-themed album is due out – at the small room at the Rockwood

12/16, 9 PM Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his blazing salsa jazz group at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

12/16, 9:15ish trombonist Andy Clausen leads his Split Stream Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

12/16, 11 PM quirky torchy cabaret-pop and chamber rock with Grace McLean & Them Apples at the big room at the Rockwood

12/17, 7:30 PM the Joel Rubin All-Stars – one of the great klezmer clarinetists – with his band at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15

12/17, 7:30 PM multi-reedman Matt Darriau and accordionist Yuri Lemeshev play their ominous Disastro Totale project followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

12/17-22, 7:30/9:30 PM tuneful pianist Geri Allen leads a quintet with Ravi Coltrane and Tain Watts at the Jazz Standard.

12/17, 8 PM eclectic singer/cellist Patricia Santos followed at 9 by brooding, menacing noir circus tango rockers Kotorino at the Way Station

12/17, 8ish glam/goth goddess Kristeen Young and dark electric circus/Middle Eastern rock with Yula Beeri & the Extended Family at Bowery Electric, $8

12/17, 8 PM large-scale indie classical improvisation with Daniel Dehaan & Felipe Lara at Roulette, free

12/17, 8 PM the Antara Ensemble performs works for strings and high winds by Roussel, Handel-Halvorsen, Kay, Chausson and Piazzolla at Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St., $25/$20 stud/srs.

12/17, 9 PM Wendy Grifffiths’ dark, edgy, brilliantly lyrical harmony-driven, new wave-influenced rockers Changing Modes at Otto’s

12/17, 9 PM catchy, sometimes shattering acoustic rock tunesmith Sharon Goldman plays a “pre-release pyjama party show” on Concert Window. She’ll be taking requests and answering your questions. It’s a pay-what-you-want deal.

12/17, 11 PM deliciously abrasive noiserockers the Sediment Club at Death by Audio, $7.

12/18, 8 PM the exhilarating One World Symphony with Sung Jin Hong on the podium play the Sibelius Violin Concerto plus selections from Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 and Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, plus surprises (this orchestra really likes to have fun with their audiences) at Holy Apostles Church, 296 9th Avenue at W 28th St, $30/$20 stud/srs, proceeds to benefit the Holy Apostles soup kitchen.

12/18, 8 PM the reliably exciting Quartet San Francisco plays new string jazz works at Symphony Space, $18 adv tix rec.

12/18, 8 PM the Bushwick Book Club plays a greatest-hits show featuring quirky lit-rock by Arden Rogow-Bales, Charlie Nieland, Jessie Kilguss, Jonathan Wood Vincent, Julie DeLano, Leslie Graves, Peter Dizozza, Phil Andrews, Susan Hwang, and Sweet Soubrette at the Slipper Room, $7

12/18, 9 PM the Reformed Whores: Marie Cecile Anderson on ukulele and Katy Frame on accordion, like Sarah Silverman meets June Carter, and Doll Parts- who mix straight-up rock versions of Dolly Parton’s schlockiest 80s crap with acoustic covers of her country classics – at Grand Victory.

12/18, 10ish sardonic female-fronted Japanese postpunk band the Hard Nips at Bowery Electric, $8

12/19, 7 PM up-and-coming avant-garde ensemble Face the Music followed at 9 by trombonist Curtis Hasselbring‘s wry, tuneful, punk-influenced New Mellow Edwards and then the psychedelic salsa of La Mecanica Popular at Barbes

12/19, 8 PM indie classical stars the Mivos Quartet play the album release show for their debut including the world premiere of Scott Wollschleger’s String Quartet No. 2, White Wall along with Felipe Lara’s Corde Vocale, Dai Fujikura’s Flare and Mark Barden’s Nocturne at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., reception to follow, $20 includes a hard copy of the album.

12/19, 8 PM the lively, eclectic Dances of the World Chamber Orchestra with composer Diana Wayburn (flute, piano), Jeff Newell (flute), Adam Matthes (viola), Dara Hankins (cello), John Murchison (bass), Bert Hill (french horn), Spencer Hale (trombone), Yonatan Avi Oleiski (percussion). at the Gershwin Hotel, $10.

12/19, 8 PM cellist Theresa Wong plays works from her suite The Unlearning, inspired by Goya’s haunting Disasters of War etchings at Roulette, $15.

12/19, 8 PM quirky literate rock chanteuse  Susan Hwang & the Relastics followed by the playful, fun, self-explanatory Toys & Tiny Instruments at Rock Shop, $10

12/19, 8 PM indie classical group Yarn/Wire play works by Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri & Thomas Meadowcroft at Issue Project Room, $10 sugg don.

12/19, 8:30 PM alto sax powerhouse Ellery Eskelin leads a quartet with  Kris Davis, piano;  Chris Tordini, bass;  Devin Gray, drums, comp. at Cornelia St. Cafe, $!0 + $10 min

12/19, 9 PM a rare reunion of hellraising, politically astute Americana rockers the Hangdogs (who were sort of the Dead Kennedys of highway rock) with frontman Matthew Grimm doing some tunes off his insightful and hilarious new powerpop/Americana rock album Songs in the Key of Your Face at Rodeo Bar.

12/20, 9 PM haunting, lyrical Southwestern gothic songwriter Tom Shaner and band – NYC’s answer to Giant Sand – at Spike Hill

12/19, 9 PM Dervisi play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St (just off of 37th Ave), Jackson Heights, free.

12/19, 9 PM fiery, lyrical anthemic rockers Wormburner at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec. If Springsteen was still writing the great songs he used to write 30 years ago, he’d sound like Wormburner.

12/19, 9/10:30 PM saxophonist Mike McGinnis +9 CD release concert for their new Road*Trio album at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

12/19, 10 PM one of the great remaining Chicago blues guitarists, Joe Louis Walker at Terra Blues

12/20, 8 PM oudist Adam. Good‘s haunting Turkish ensemble Hoshneva at Barbes

12/20, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Cadillac Moon Ensemble plays a program titled Den of Death featuring world premieres pushing political and stylistic lines by Matt Marks, Alex Temple, Melody Loveless, and Viet Cuong at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St, $15/$10 stud.

12/20, 8:30 PM tuneful, pensive Colorado  acoustic rock songwriter Lara Ruggles – whose edgy intensity sets her apart from the usual self-absorbed folkies – at Caffe Vivaldi

12/20 weird segue, killer doublebill: 9 PM guitarishly intense paisley underground rockers Mud Blood & Beer followed at 10 by wild Japanese Romany punks Kagero at the Way Station

12/20, 9:30 PM Brooklyn desert blues mavens Sway Machinery at BAM Cafe.

12/20, 9:30 PM the Hot Sardines play upbeat 20s swing at Joe’s Pub, $15, followed at around 11:45 ($15 separate admission) by the punk theatrics of the Anna Copacabanna Show.

12/20, 10 PM catchy, anthemic post-REM janglerockers Electric Engine followed by a rare reunion show by ferocious, politically aware Americana rockers American Ambulance -  one of NYC’s best zeros bands -at Lit

12/20, 10 PM massive ten-piece Balkan brass groove monsters Veveritse at the Jalopy, $10.

12/20, 10ish good third-wave ska triplebill: Uzimon, Shivering Brigade and the Slackers at the Bell House, $18 adv tix rec.

12/20, 10 PM hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimer/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at the small room at the Rockwood

12/20, 11ish timeless, satirical, politically fueled faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Hank’s.

12/21, 7 PM latin jazz piano legend Eddie Palmieri and his mighty band at SRB in Gowanus, $25 adv tix avail.

12/21, 8 PM sultry blues/oldtimey siren/resonator guitarislinger Mamie Minch & Her Business followed at 10 by intense Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band at Barbes.

12/21, 8 PM beguiling Middle Eastern ensemble East of the River debut their new suite Darkness Is Your Candle at the Kasser Theatre at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Tix $20; $10 roundtrip transportation from NYC is available via charter bus which leaves at 6 PM from 41st St. betw. 8th/9th Aves., res. highly suggested to 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org.

12/21 8 PM the Pookestra (Carolin Pook, Fung Chern Hwei, Jen Herman et al) and the Rise of the Downtown Avengers(Fung Chern Hwei, Carolin Pook, Pauline Kim Harris, Conrad Harris, Min Xiao-Fen, Gina Izzo, Shoko Nagai, Vasko Dukovski, Gregor Huebner, Satoshi Takeishi and co.) are doing a very worthwhile Christmas fundraiser to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan at ShapeShifter Lab. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds will be donated via Mercy Corps.

12/21, 9 PM eclectic, monster mandolinist Andy Statman – whose latest album is especially kick-ass – with his band at the Jalopy

12/21, 9 PM anthemic Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the small room at the Rockwood

12/21, 9 PM quirky fun jazzy female-fronted French pop/jazz with Banda Magda at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

12/21, 9/10:30 PM esteemed, eclectic bassist Mark Dresser with Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto sax;  Michael Dessen, trombone;  Denman Maroney, hyper piano;  Michael Sarin, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $!5 + $10 min.

12/21, 10 PM hypnotic, high-energy Mozambican dance band Kina Zoré at Shrine.

12/21, 11 PM snarling, energetic post-Sabbath riffrock/stoner/arena-rockers Easy Company at Arlene’s

12/22, 4 (four) PM dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss at the small room at the Rockwood.

12/22, 8 PM eclectic, dark-tinged Serbian jazz pianist Dimitrije Vasiljevic at the third stage at the Rockwood

12/22, 9 PM the ever-funkier, bottom-heavy vintage New Orleans jazz/funkmeisters Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

12/22, 11ish fiery bluegrass fiddler Melody Allegra and band at Rodeo Bar.

12/24, 7:30 PM St. Louis first-wave punk legend Wolf Roxon (ex-Mold Dogs, Metros and Walkie Talkie) at Caffe Vivaldi.

12/25, 3 and 5 PM, exhilarating original klezmer/latin jamband Metropolitan Klezmer with special guest chanteuse/accordionist Rachelle Garniez at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 + $10 min

12/26, 8 PM 9ish early 50s/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s

12/26-29, 8 PM a rare four-night John Zorn stand at the Stone with a predictably excellent, rotating cast of characters, $25, get there early

12/26, 9 PM the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

12/26, 10  PM increasingly boisterous, lush, menacingly intense circus rock band Kotorino at Barbes. 12/27, 9 PM they’re at the Gutter in Williamsburg

12/27, 9/10:30 PM  bassist Petros Klampanis with a wild Middle Eastern-inspired improvisational crew:  Jean-Michel Pilc, piano;  Mavrothi Kontanis, oud;  Megan Gould, violin;  Maria Manousaki, violin;  Matt Sinno, viola;  Yoed Nir, cello;  at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

12/27, 10 PM wild grasscore band the Infamous Stringdusters at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $18 adv tix rec.

12/28, 8:30 PM intense, darkly lyrical 90s style alt-country band Butchers Blind at the Mercury, $10

12/28, 8 PM global brass grooves from the Balkans to Mexico with the Underground Horns followed by similarly eclectic ska/worldbeat band the Brown Rice Family at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

12/28, 10 PM charming female-fronted oldschool soul/swing combo Lake Street Dive at the Bell House $15 adv tix rec.

12/29, 11 PM rustic oldtime upbeat swing/country blues bandleader Woody Pines at Rodeo Bar.

12/30, 8:30 PM drummer Tom Rainey leads a trio with  Mary Halvorson, guitar;  Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone; at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

12/30, 9 PM the Felice Bros. - the thinking/breathing person’s alternative to the Mumfords, et al. – at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix rec.

12/30, 9ish second-wave Afrobeat icons Antibalas – still one of NYC’s funnest live acts – at SOB’s, $22 adv tix rec

12/30-31 9ish Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail or $60 2-night tix avail.

12/31-1/6, 8 PM Thurston Moore plays the Stone. Smallest venue he’s played since SY were a hardcore band back in the early 80s, probably. You have been warned: there will be a line to get in, get there early.

12/31, 11 PM ghoulabilly New Year’s Eve with the Tombstone Brawlers at Otto’s .

12/31 perennially vital, politically savvy, anthemic Irish rockers Black 47 at Connolly’s.

1/1-9 New Orleans pianist Henry Butler with downtown luminaries Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30/$35 on the weekend

1/2 and 1/7 at 7:30 PM plus 1/3 at 8 PM the NY Philharmonic with Yefim Bronfman on piano play works by Rouse and Lindberg plus Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

12/, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez  at Barbes

1/2, 8 PM St. Louis first-wave punk legend Wolf Roxon (ex-Mold Dogs, Metros and Walkie Talkie) at at Sidewalk.

1/3,  8 PM a great doublebill at Barbes: accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey followed at 10 by Mexican cumbia/chicha band La Sabrosa Sabrosura.

1/4, 8 PM fiery jazz accordionist Will Holshouser’s new Punkinhead C&W/cajun project followed at 10 by high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes

1/5, 5 PM pianist Roger Peltzman plays Chopin works from his new album Dedication: Roger Peltzman Plays Chopin, in memory of his uncle Norbert Stern, a fellow pianist and Chopin devotee murdered in the Holocaust. At le Poisson Rouge, $17 adv tix rec

1/6, 8 PM lyrical cutting-edge jazz pianist Kris Davis debuts her Infrasound octet at Roulette, $15.

1/7-12 the Christian McBride Big Band at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25, then 1/14-19 the esteemed bassist leads a trio there. To think that Lorraine Gordon once told him, “It’s ok if you come back, but don’t you dare bring that rock band back here!”

1/8-12 tuneful guitar combo the Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend

1/8, 10 PM fun, anthemic Spector-esque retro girl-group band Pep at Rock Shop, $10.

1/8, 11 PM psychedelic jazz vibraphonist Tyler Blanton leads a new electro-acoustic venture with bassist Sam Minaie and drumming powerhouse Ari Hoenig at the small room at the Rockwood; 1/21 Blanton leads a trio at the Bar Next Door at 8:30, $12

1/9 and 1/14, 7:30 PM plus 1/10 and 1/11 at 8 the NY Philharmonic play Beethoven’s First Symphony, Gershwin’s An American in Paris, and Shostakovich featuring violinist Lisa Batiashvili at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

1/9, 8 PM the reliably ferocious, fun Balkan madness of Raya Brass Band followed by eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen - who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads – celebrating his yearlong marathon at Rock Shop, $10.

1/9 8 PM hard-rocking Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart at Arlene’s

1/9, 8 PM accordionist Uri Sharlin’s eclectic Brazilian/Balkan DogCat Ensemble followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

1/9, 8 PM up-and-coming pianists Matthew Graybil and Igor Lovchinsky perform music of Walter Piston including two New York premieres: Piston’s Sonata for Piano, composed in 1926, and Concerto for Two Pianos Soli, as part of the 3-day retrospective at Subculture.

1/9, 8:30 PM and 1/10 at 9/10:30 PM the chamber jazz group that started it all, the Claudia  Quintet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min; 1/11 at 8:30 bandleader John Hollenbeck’s group is joined by Theo  Bleckmann for some vocal covers.

1/9, 9 PM Alaska fiddler Ken Waldman puts on a 3+hour “variety show” featuring oldtime acoustic Americana jams and cameos from a coast-to-coast cast including Wild Carrot (Cincinnati duo of Pam Temple and Spencer Funk), Brian Vollmer & Old-Time Music Party, Dovetail Ensemble, Irish fiddler Caitlin Warbelow and her band, 4TET (the twin fiddling of Brittany Haas and Cleek Schrey), fiddler Tom Bailey and others at the Jalopy, $10

1/10-11 Winter Jazzfest is just around the corner – your chance to see hundreds of dollars worth of big-name and big-talent jazz acts in two marathon nights from one end of Bleecker to the other, the complete lineup is here.

1/10-12 and 1/14-18, 7 PM and 1/4 at 4 PM riveting singer/composer Kamala Sankaram‘s incendiary new opera, Thumbprint: “An illiterate woman is gang-raped as retribution for an ‘honor crime’ her brother allegedly committed. She doesn’t surrender. She becomes the first woman in Pakistan to bring her attackers to justice. Her name is Mukhtar. With a score influenced by traditional Hindustani and Western classical music, Thumbprint, the contemporary opera-theatre work by composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Susan Yankowitz, follows Mukhtar’s human rights crusade along a road she must walk and pave at the same time.” at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave, $25.

1/10, 8 PM Ryan Truesdell’s explosive archive-plundering Gil Evans Project big band at Subculture.

1/10 8 PM Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s torchy, sultry downtempo/trip-hop/neosoul band SLV at Barbes

1/10, 9 PM klezmer madness with Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos (who are sort of the same band) at Actors’ Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th St, $15.

1/10 10 PM dark, guitarishly intense punk blues band Penrose at Arlene’s, $10

1/10, 11 PM alt-country violin star and strong songwriter Amanda Shires at Hill Country, free.

1/11, 6 PM cellist Maya Beiser plays Michael Harrison’s hypnotic Just Ancient Loops with film by Bill Morrison at the Rubin Museum, 150 17th St,  $25.

1/11, 8 PM a wild night at Drom: Afrobeat funk band Elikeh followed at 8:45 by Malian griot Cheick Hamala Diabate, psychedelic salseros La Mecanica Popular at 9:30, Ethiopian groovemeisters Feedel at 10:15, Ethiopian keyboard legend and Mulatu Astatke collaborator Hailu Mergia at 11, wild Mexican surf/chicha/reggae band La Sabrosa Sabrosura at 11:45, ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at half past midnight and if you’re still conscious at 1:30, hip-hop brass grooves with PitchBlack Brass Band. All this for a measly ten bucks.

1/11, 8:30 PM “Satirical songster Dave Lippman brings along the Bard of the Bankers, Wild Bill Bailout, in a Fairly Unbalanced program of rhyming commentary” at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg.don, “no one turned away”

1/11, 11 PM Thunda Vida play roots reggae and dub at Shrine

1/12, 7 PM melodic jazz pianist Jorn Swart plays the album release for his pensive, noirish new one with a quartet at Spectrum.

1/12, 7 PM Igor Butman & the Moscow Jazz Orchestra with special guest pianist Allan Harris at le Poisson Rouge, $25 standing room avail.

1/12, 8 PM Friction Quartet plays two world premieres of newly commissioned works by  Ian Dicke and Brendon Randall-Myers at the Firehouse Space, $10.

1/12, 10 PM marching brass band Asphalt Orchestra plays the Pixies’ Surfer Rosa at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

1/13, 7 PM Yefim Bronfman plus a NY Philharmonic Ensemble plays new chamber works by Marc-André Dalbavie and Marc Neikrug at Subculture, $25 tix avail.

1/14 an octet with Greg Osby, Jaleel Shaw, Donny McCaslin, Jeremy Pelt, Marty Ehrlich and others plays the music of Andrew Hill, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

1/15, 7:30/9:30 PM third-stream pianist Darrell Grant leads a quintet with Steve Wilson, Joe Locke and many special guests at the Jazz Standard, $20.

1/15-18, 8:30 PM and 1/19 at 4 PM the provocative new opera Have a Good Day, by opera by Lithuanian composer Lina Lapelyte and librettist Vaiva Grainyte. is set around the inner lives of cashiers in a shopping center and looks at everything that lies behind the mechanical ‘Good afternoon. Thank you. Have a good day!’, followed by a smile. The faceless, robot-like shop workers found in everyday life are transformed into striking opera characters; their secret thoughts and biographies are turned into short, personal dramas. At Here, 165 6th Ave., west side of the street past the park, $25

1/16-19 Cyrus Chestnut leads his piano trio, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend

1/16, 7:30 PM repeating 1/18 at 8 PM, Andrey Boreyko conducts the NY Philharmonic playing Stravinsky’s Song of the Nightingale, Zemlinsky’s The Mermaid, and Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

1/16, 7:30 PM up-and-coming chamber ensemble Face the Music plays This Is Not Spartacus, a “10-minute musical discourse on mob mentality for 20 guitar-picking, shouting musicians written by 12-year-old group member Paris Lavidis; and Steve Martland’s breakneck Horses of Instruction, originally written for Bang on a Can,” at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

1/16, 8 PM so these amazing Balkan/Middle Eastern bands are gonna be in town for Golden Festival and figured they might as well do a show beforehand: hard-rocking Tipsy Oxcart, wild jamband Raya Brass Band, psychedelically rocking Choban Elektrik, funkily intense Ornamatik and Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay all on the bill at Littlefield, probably in reverse order, absurdly cheap at $8.

1/16, 9ish wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Hank’s

1/17, 8ish Brooklyn’s amazing annual Balkan music explosion: Golden Festival at Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, bands TBA, it’s always an amazing international cast of characters, $35/$30 stud.

1/17, 8 PM snarling, Bowie-esque neo-glamrock band  Libel at Radio Bushwick, 22 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn

1/18, 7 PM evocative third-stream chamber-jazz trumpeter Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble plays the album release show for their new one The Bright and Rushing World at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St, $20

1/18, 8 PM the Bright Smoke (the French Exit’s Mia Wilson’s haunting, angst-ridden, atmospherically bluesy new project) at Lit

1/18, 8 PM the world premiere performance of Rex Isenberg’s An Angel At Dachau for piano, clarinet, violin, and cello, tells the story of a Jewish prisoner at Dachau concentration camp and his encounter with the angel of death at the Firehouse Space, $10.

1/18, 8 PM eclectic bassist/loopmusic composer Florent Ghys followed by Ensemble Et Al playing the album release show for their new one at Spectrum, $15.

1/18 9 PM bluegrass monsters the Six Deadly Venoms followed at 10 by eclectic soul/Americana bandleader Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at the Jalopy

1/18, 11 PM second-wave punk cult favorites the New Bomb Turks – whose album titles are unsurpassed – at the Bell House, $15 gen adm.

1/18, midnight psychedelic funk madness with the MK Groove Orchestra at the Cutting Room , $5.

1/19, 2 PM the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra & Distinguished Concerts Singers perform the New York premiere of Requiem for the Living, by Dan Forrest plus the patriotic The Testament of Freedom by Randall Thompson and The Gettysburg Address by Mark Hayes, at Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, $20 tix avail.

1/19, 3 PM up-and-coming pianist Hannah Sun (a Rachmaninoff devotee)  at Central Synagogue, 1 E 65th St. off 5th Ave., free.

1/19, 4 PM Fire Pink Trio – Jacquelyn Bartlett, harpist, Sheila Browne, violist and Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flutist- perform Debussy’s Sonate plus contemporary works: Doppler Effect by Adrienne Albert, Dan Locklair’s Dream Steps, Manuel Moreno-Buendia’s Suite Popular Espanol and Sonny Burnette’s Cruisin’ with the Top Down, free, at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St

1/20, 7:30 PM the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra & Distinguished Concerts Singers International play music of UK composer Karl Jenkins at Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, $20 tix avail

1/21, 7:30 PM up-and-coming pianist Jenny Q Chai plays music of Bach, Gibbons, Schumann, Debussy, Stockhausen, Stroppa, and Kurtág at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

1/21 virtuoso downtown reedman/mandolinist Doug Wieselman plays the album release show for his his first-ever solo clarinet record From Water at le Poisson Rouge

1/21-22, 8/10:30 PM lyrical Jamaican jazz piano legend Monty Alexander leads his Harlem-Kingston Express at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail; he’s there 1/23-26 with his classic trio with Jeff Hamilton and John Clayton.

1/22 Rolling Stones saxophonist Tim Ries & the East Gipsy Band play the album release show for their new one- wow – 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

1/23, 7 PM trombonist Clifton Anderson leads his Quartet at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free.

1/23, 7:30 PM repeating 1/25 at 8 PM Andrey Boreyko conducts the NY Philharmonic playing Tcherepnin’s The Enchanted Kingdom plus Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 and Tchaikovsky’s Suite No.3 at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail.

1/23, 8 PM pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays music of Bach, Beethoven and George Crumb at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail.

1/24, 8 PM raucous, kick-ass oldtime string band Spuyten Duyvil,followed by even wilder Romany band Caravan of Thieves at the Jalopy, $15

1/25, 8 PM the lively, eclectic Dances of the World Chamber Orchestra with composer Diana Wayburn (flute, piano), Jeff Newell (flute), Adam Matthes (viola), Dara Hankins (cello), John Murchison (bass), Bert Hill (french horn), Spencer Hale (trombone), Yonatan Avi Oleiski (percussion) at the Firehouse Space, $10.

1/26, 10:30 AM (this is a morning concert) the Calefax Reed Quintet play their inventive arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St, $22 tix avail.

1/26, 4 PM the choir of Corpus Christi Church, Louise Basbas, director, sings late 16thcentury Magnificats, antiphons, and feast-day music by Byrd, Andrea Gabrieli, Guerrero, Hassler, Lassus on their home turf, Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St $10 tix avail.

1/23-26 hall of fame drummer/impresario/personality Jeff “Tain” Watts leads his big band 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30/$35 on the weekend.

1/24, 11 PM Their Planes Will Block Out the Sun - the rare Smiths-influenced 80s-ish band that doesn’t suck – at Spike Hill.

1/25, 9 PM Spanish band Dientes de Caramelo play flamenco rock and 80s sounds at Shrine.

1/29, 7:30 PM Ukrainian bandura virtuoso Julian Kytasty with singer Colleen Cleveland at Symphony Space, $30

1/29, 7:30 PM Third Coast Percussion plays David T. Little’s “Haunt of Last Nightfall” plus Transit playing Daniel Wohl’s “Corps Exquis” at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

1/29 Laura Cantrell – arguably this era’s most compelling, luminous female oldschool country artist – plays the album release for her long-awaited new one at Joe’s Pub.

1/30, 7:30 PM torchy oldtimey rock/swing siren Eleni Mandell at the Mercury, $15 gen adm.

2/6 gently edgy, intense acoustic tunesmith Sharon Goldman with lead guitar genius Thad DeBrock at Caffe Vivaldi

2/7, 9 PM noisy intense lead guitar genius/powerpop maven Pete Galub and band at Littlefield, $15

2/7, midnight haunting, harmony-driven art-rock/chamber pop/circus rock orchestra Knife Throwers’ Assistance at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec

2/8, 9 PM NYC’s original circus rockers, rockers World Inferno at Bowery Ballroom, $20.

2/9, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra with Pierre Vallet, guest conductor play Berlioz — excerpts from The Damnation of Faust; Ravel — Shéhérazade (a GVO fave – they always slay with this); Brahms — Symphony No. 4 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

2/9, 4 PM Quicksilver, an exciting new septet plays music of 17th-century German and Italian composers Castello, Fontana, Bertali, and Weckmann at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

2/12 Swedish cellist/chamber pop chanteuse Linnea Olsson at Highline Ballroom.

2/13 Nashville gothic chanteuse Nicole Atkins with her band at Bowery Ballroom.

2/22, 8 PM, repeating 2/23 at 2 PM, a rare US appearance by Okinawan music preservationists/ensemble the Ryukyuans playing both traditional material plus American-influenced psychedelic folk-rock at Baruch College Auditorium, 25th St/Lexington Ave., $TBA. This in the wake of a performance in Fukushima on 2/8. Yikes!

3/2, 4 PM Mala Punica perform motets by the intricate 14th-century Franco-Flemish composer Johannes Ciconia at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

3/21, noon Veit Hertenstein, viola and Pei-Yao Wang, piano play Miakovsky, Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 81; Shostakovich, From Preludes, Op. 34; Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 at the Morgan Library, $15/$10 stud/srs

New York City Live Music Calendar for November and December 2013

Periodic updates continuing through the month, with a MUCH IMPROVED December calendar here: you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

John Zorn turns 60 this year. There are dozens of celebrations of the defiantly nonconformist Tzadik maven’s music going on around town: the full calendar is here.

Starting January 29 at 7:30 PM and continuing on Wednesday and Sunday nights through the end of February, clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer leads a killer ensemble playing live themes to accompany a series of NYC-centric films from across the decades at the Museum of Jewish History, 36 Battery Place just north of Battery Park

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing Mozart, Bach and more recent composers who draw on their work, email for info/location.

Mondays in November, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South.

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

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

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

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 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’s reliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

Mondays in November (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.

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

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

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

Three Tuesdays in December the exhilarating NY Gypsy All-Stars – with ferociously intense clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski – play Drom, 10 PM, $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 JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

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

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

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

Fridays at 5 PM in November, 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 November at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

Saturdays in November 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 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.

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

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

11/1, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber group Glass Farm Ensemble plays Drew Krause’s Coil for flute, cello, and piano; Michael Jarrel’s Assonance III for bass clarinet, cello, and piano and trios for flute, bass clarinet, and piano by Jonathan Harvey, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and Yvonne Troxler at Symphony Space, $20.

11/1, starting at noon (ouch)  a bluegrass Day of the Dead at the Bell House with the Hackensaw Boys, Morgan O’kane, sly oldtimey swing crew Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band , country fiddler Melody Allegra , Barefoot and Bankside, and Diamond Eye Jack Super Jam, $14 adv tix rec.

11/1, 11 PM dark intense lyrical southwestern gothic/paisley underground rockers Shanghai Love Motel at the Parkside, $5

11/2, 5 PM pensive, unpretentious, darkly lyrical Steve Earle-ish Americana songwriter Davey O at the small room at the Rockwood

11/2, 6 PM thereminist Carolina Eyck and pianist Christopher Tarnow and Graph Rabbit  perform new pieces for piano and theremin at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery.

11/2, 7 PM throat-singing group Alash and minor-key Balkan/world music jamband Hazmat Modine at le Poisson Rouge, $16 adv tix rec

11/2, 8 PM eclectic jazz vibraphonist Warren Wolf leads his quartet at the Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail.

11/2, 8 PM Shafi Mondol play Indian baul minstrel music – the original freak-folk – at Symphony Space, $30.

11/2, 9 PM an especially good one of Unsteady Freddy’s surf rock bills at Otto’s with the noir Dark City at 9, the surreallistically percussive Bongo Surf at 10 and haunting Greek rembetiko rockers the Byzan-Tones at 11.

11/2, 9/10:30 PM visionary trumpeter Amir ElSaffar leads his quintet with Ole Mathisen – saxophone; John Escreet – Piano; Francois Moutin – bass; Dan Weiss – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

11/2, 10 PM Dahlia Dumont & DecaDence play reggae, French chanson and chamber pop at the Way Station

11/2, 10:30 PM noiserock/noir rock legend Steve Wynn and his killer jamband the Miracle 3 at Bowery Electric $12.

11/2, midnight dark retro Link Wray-influenced surf/soul rockers Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

11/3, 3 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers perform a program of works by composers who influenced, and were influenced by Brahms: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorak, Elgar, Bartok, Schoenberg, Webern, and Brahms himself at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

11/3, 4 PM adventurous chamber ensemble WindSync at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted

11/4, 7:30 PM the NY Philharmonic’s Contact series moves downtown to Subculture for a premiere of Essa-Pekka Salonen chamber works introduced by the composer.

11/4, 8 PM Steve Martin’s bluegrass backing band the Steep Canyon Rangers at City Winery,  $20

11/4, 8 PM lush, hypnotic indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth with guest Holly Herndon sing the premiere of Caroline Shaw’s Partita and works by Caleb Burhans, Brad Wells, and William Brittelle at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/4, 8 PM legendary 80s chanteuse and Clash collaborator Ellen Foley doing her Americana rock thing at the Cutting Room, $25 adv tix rec

11/5, 7 PM otherworldly grooves from across the Sephardic diaspora with Rabbi Gad Bouskila, Hazzan Yohai Cohen and the NY Andalus Ensemble at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20.

11/5 7:30 PM cello/accordian duo Wolfgang Panhofer and Alfred Melichar at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req .

11/6, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic bandoneonist JP Jofre with the Attacca Quartet playing Piazzolla’s 5 Tango Sensations at Subculture, $12.

11/6, 9 PM hauntingly energetic klezmer/Eastern European folk band Litvakus at the Way Station.

11/6 9 PM original Runaways frontwoman Cherie Currie at the Gramercy Theatre, $33.50 adv tix rec. For that price, Marie should be there too.

11/7, 1 PM Decoda – Anna Elashvili, violin; Nathan Schram, viola; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello; Angelina Gadeliya, piano play Britten: Lachrymae; Holiday Diary; Suite for Violin and Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano at Trinity Church, free.

11/7, 7 PM lutenist Hopkinson Smith plays works by John Dowland and his baroque contemporaries at the Fabbri Library, 7 E 95th St, $25 tix avail

11/7, 7:30 PM violinist Ryu Goto joins the UNSRC Symphony Orchestra playing Paganini’s first violin concerto at Symphony Space, $30.

11/7, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber stars Ymusic play with a surprise guest, program TBA at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised

11/7, 9/10:30 PM cutting edge new big band jazz with the wildly popular Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at at the Jazz Gallery, $20

11/7, 9:30 PM haunting Americana/Tex-Mex chanteuse/bandleader Patricia Vonne at Hill Country, free. Wow!

11/8, 7 PM irrepressible pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove plays Reflets dans l’Eau (from Images Book 1) by Claude Debussy, Cakewalking (Sorry Claude) by Daniel Felsenfeld, Long Distance Call by Randall Woolf, Disney Remixes by Matt Marks, Piano Miniatures by Mohammed Fairouz, and Feux d’Artifice (from Préludes, Book II) by Claude Debussy. at P.S. 142 on the Lower East Side (100 Attorney Street), $15, all proceeds to benefit the school

11/8, 8 PM bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/8, 8 PM viol quartet Parthenia play Jonathan Pieslak’s Bhakti (1), Unburdening, Gilbert Galindo’s Tierra Magnifica, B. Allen Schulz’s Aspects of a Singularity, David Fetherolf’s Atrytone, for treble and bass viol duo and Frances White’s From a Fairy Tale, at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th St, $20; the program repeats 11/9 at 8  PM at at Waltz-Astoria, 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria

11/8, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at Symphony Space, $25.

11/8, 9:30 PM eclectic, compelling chanteuse Sabrina Lastman leads her south-of-the-equator jazz quintet with Emilio Solla on piano, Meg Okura on violin, Edward Perez on bass and David Silliman on percussion at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St, $20 + 2 drink min

11/8, 11ish southwestern gothic/dark garage rockers Spindrift at Glasslands, $12.

11/9, noon-ish to 4 PM there’s free jazz all over Central Park, the complete lineup and map of performances is here.

11/9, 7:30 PM the Korean Traditional Music Association celebrates ancient and classic sounds at Symphony Space, $30.

11/9, 11ish the Big Takeover play smart third-wave ska at the big room at the Rockwood

11/10, 10:30 AM (yawn) up-and-coming chamber music competition champs Caroline Goulding, violin and Michael Brown, piano play Bach: Sonata No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016 and Bartók: Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano, BB 84 at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, 165 W 65th St. $22 tix avail, coffee reception to follow

11/10, 2 PM the Lysander Piano Trio plays Haydn: Piano Trio in E Major, Hob. XV:28; Shulamit Ran: Soliloquy; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67; Smetana: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15 at the Tishman Auditorium at the New School, 66 W 12th St., $17.50

11/10, 4 PM celebrated British viol-and-harp consort Fretwork play John Dowland”s Lachrimae and a selection of pavans at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

11/10, 5 PM the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Choir play Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 plus choral works by Part and Mozart at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

11/10, 8 PM string quartet Brooklyn Rider with banjo shredder Bela Fleck at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/10, 8 PM indie art-rock band Loadbang premieres new works by Scott Worthington, Gary Philo, Nate Wooley & Eve Beglarian’s Island of the Sirens at Roulette, $20

11/11, 8 PM North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz premiere the Concierto Cubanero by Cuban guitarist Jose Lezcano with the composer featured as soloist at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway and Columbus), free.

11/11, 9 PM the Brooklyn What - the borough’s most exciting, ferociously tuneful, amusingly insightful anti-gentrification rockers at the Mercury, $10

11/12, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Reisinger, drums and electronics; Dave Liebman, saxophones at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req.

11/13, 9 PM eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen - who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads – at Spike Hill

11/14, 1 PM Grace Cho and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, piano; NOVUS NY ensemble members Owen Dalby, violin; Alexandra Sopp, flute play Britten: Mazurka Elegiaca, Op. 23, No. 2; Gemini Variations; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos at Trinity Church, free.

11/14, 10 PM transgressive comedic agitator Tammy Faye Starlite & the Hebrew Ladies play Iggy Pop’s Kill City album in its entirety at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec

11/14-16 & 11/19 the NY Philharmonic play Christopher Rouse: Oboe Concerto (with Liang Wang, oboe; NY premiere; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan (with Glenn Dicterow, violin) at Avery Fisher Hall

11/15 retro 80s goth/synthrock/darkwave band Eraas at St. Vitus

11/15 noir Spector-esque chamber pop/psych band Gringo Star at the Cameo Galley.

11/15, 7:30 PM Malian chanteuse Rokia Traore plays Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway/60th, $25

11/15, 7:30 PM the Hagen Quartett play Beethoven and other composers at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/16, 8 PM brilliant Iranian kamancheh improviser/composer Kayhan Kalhor (of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble) and Ali Bahrami Fard perform original compositions from their recent album I Will Not Stand Alone. at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs.

11/16, 8 PM the Orlando Consort sing a program inspired by “Machaut’s extraordinary Le voir dit, the improbable (and possibly autobiographical) love story of an aging poet and his young admirer, widely considered one of the great works of the Middle Ages” at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St., $35 tix avail.

11/16, 9ish perennially vital CBGB-era psychedelic punks Band of Outsiders and dark Swedish garage/psych rockers the Plastic Pals at the Ding Dong Lounge, 106th/Columbus Ave.

11/17, 3 PM maestro Barbara Yahr leads the Greenwich Village Orchestra with guest violinist Itamar Zorman playing Moshe Moshe Zorman — Galilean Suite; Tchaikovsky — Romeo and Juliet, fantasy overture; Brahms — Violin Concerto at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

11/20, 7 PM Hawaiian guitar music with Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20

11/20, 7:30 PM Alan Feinberg, piano; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Ursula Oppens, piano with the Brentano String Quartet play Charles Wuorinen works for solo piano and string quartet at the Morgan Library, $35

11/20, 8 PM Rachel Calloway, soprano; Olivia de Prato, violin; Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman play works by microtonal composer Georg Friedrich Haas at the Miller Theatre, $35/$25 stu.

11/21, 1 PM acclaimed, eclectic cellist Matt Haimovitz plays works by Higdon, Britten and others plus a Berio Sequenza at Trinity Church, free

11/21, 7 PM History of Tango with Quintet of the Americas (wind ensemble), Polly Ferman (piano) and Daniel Binelli (bandoneon) play music by Piazzolla, Mores, others and new works by Daniel Binelli  at Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Ave, Manhattan.

11/22, 7 PM Elevator Repair Service theater ensemble presents readings of Edgar Allan Poe, accompanied by a live sound score at the  Morgan Library, $25.

11/21 7:30 PM violinist/impresario Gil Morgenstern joins with pianist Rieko Aizawa, and actor Rob Breckenridge for a theatrically intense exploration of “beauty born of terror” with music of Pärt, Schulhoff, Chen Yi, Poulenc and Messiaen at the World School (259 10th Ave, $35/$15 stud

11/22, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Muthspiel’s Vienna World -Wolfgang Muthspiel, guitars and voice; Becca Stevens, voice; Billy Childs, piano at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/22, 8 PM Cesar Reyes plays music of Lecuona, Lavista and Diez-Nieto at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village.

11/22-23, 8 PM the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis collaborates with Indian jazz orchestra the Sachal Jazz Ensemble at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center – amazing – a cross-cultural cross-pollination not to be missed.

11/23, 2 PM up-and-coming Brazilian pianist Aleyson Scopel plays works by Mozart, Schubert and the world premiere of J. Almeida Prado’s (1943-2010) Cartas Celestes XV – Celestial Charts XV at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall

11/23-24, 3 PM Drama in Beethoven with pianist Emir Gamsizoglu, pianist and actress Ege Maltepe makes the missing link between Beethoven and Shakespeare at Caffe Vivaldi. “Once upon a time there was a short German guy with a bad temper and a huge spirit and passion for music. His name was Ludwig. Drama in Beethoven is a fun experiment to connect stories with Beethoven Sonatas. Developed as a classical-for-all project, the show aims to create a direct and unique connection between listener and the classical music. “Music is just music! We are the ones who are labeling it with fancy halls and dress codes” says Ege Maltepe, an actress, playwright and a former student of Mike Nichols, right before diving into a bloody scenario along with the 2nd movement Sonata No.7. The show repeats 12/7-8.

11/23, 7 PM fiery, politically aware, charismatically bluesy bandleader LJ Murphy & the Accomplices at the Parkside

11/23, 8/10 PM vibraphonist Chris Dingman’s Subliminal & Sublime project at Subculture, $15.

11/23, 9ish dark atmospheric anthemic chanteuse Basia Bulat at Bowery Ballroom

11/24 pianist Alessio Bax plays Liszt’s “Dante” Sonata at Alice Tully Hall.

11/24, 4 PM the Cassatt String Quartet play Dvorak’s American Quartet, a traditional Japanese work plus the premiere of James Nyoraku Schlefer’s “Dream Corner,” a septet for string quartet, shakahachi, koto and shamisen at the Tenri Institute, 43A W 13th St $25

11/24, 4 PM a Roswell Rudd tribute with an all-star cast: John Medeski ,Steven Bernstein ,Bob Dorough ,Richard Hammond ,Fay Victor ,Michael Doucet , Rolf Sturm ,Heather Masse ,Ivan Rubenstein-Gillis , and the NYC Labor Chorus with Reggie Bennet at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec.

11/24, 8 PM Eve Beglarian with her favorite trombone quartet, the Guidonian Hand, and BRIM (Mary Rowell, Taylor Levine, and EVBV) will be performing another set of herRiver Project pieces at the Firehouse Space, with special guests Karl Larson (piano), and Ken Thomson (clarinet.)

11/25-27 lyrical pianist Fred Hersch & guitarist Julian Lage playing duets from their fantastically low-key duo album at the Blue Note.

11/29 6ish Swingadelic, Nicole Atkins and Lesley Gore at South St. Seaport, free. WTF segues but the opening swing act (whose new Allen Toussaint homage is fantastic) and noir rocker Atkins have been killing lately.

11/30, 9ish amazing doublebill: surfy Peruvian psychedelia with Chicha Libre and ferocious Balkan dances with Raya Brass Band at Littlefield .

12/1, 8 PM Romanian cimbalom virtuoso Marius Mihalache and chanteuse  Irina Sarbu play a mix of Maria Tanase classics and Balkan jazz at Drom, free

12/1, 10 PM sophisticated country chanteuse/tunesmith Drina Seay with her brilliant guitarist Steve Antonakos in a rare intimate duo show upstairs at 2A

12/1, 10 PM darkly lyrical chamber pop songwriter Elizabeth & the Catapult at the big room at the Rockwood

12/2, 7 PM a new sultry spin on classic 60s latin soul grooves: Spanglish Fly at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

12/3, 7 PM the Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble play rich, haunting Andalucian and Jewish sounds at CUNY’s Elebash Hall, 5th Ave just north of 34th St, $20

12/3, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: intense cutting edge sometimes eerie vibraphone jazz with the Joe Locke/Geoffrey Keezer Group featuring Terreon Gully and Mike Pope, $20.

12/3, 7:30 PM a klezmer dance party led by an all-star band led by clarinetist Michael Winograd, bassist Benjy Fox-Rosen and tsimblist Pete Rushefsky at the Stephen Wise Free Synagaogue, 30 W 68th St (between Columbus & Central Park West), $10.

12/3, 8 PM an indie classical doublebill with Maria Stankova and Sasha Siem including a Siem song cycle performed by ten members of International Contemporary Ensemble at Roulette, free

12/4, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: intense pianist Marc Cary‘s playful but often haunting Focus Trio, $20

12/4, 10 PM atmospheric third-stream trombonist/chanteuse Natalie Cressman with her band at the big room at the Rockwood

12/5, 1 PM Decoda – Owen Dalby, violin; Anna Elashvili, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Claire Bryant, cello play Britten: Quartet No. 3 for Strings, Op. 94; Berg: Lyric Suite at Trinity Church, free.

12/5, 7:30 PM pianists Ursula Oppens and Robert Levin perform a selection of Bernard Rands’ piano music from 1960- 2010 including his Twelve Preludes at Symphony Space, $

12/5-8, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard ageless saxophonist Benny Golson with Mike LeDonne – piano; Buster Williams – bass; Carl Allen – drums, $30.

12/5, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

12/5, 8 PM harpist Zeena Parkins and a chamber ensemble play a “composer portrait” of the enchantingly haunting, atmospheric Icelandic Anna Thorvaldsdottir at the Miller Theatre, $25

12/5, 8 PM edgy, politically savvy singer-songwriter Erin McKeown’s Anti-Holiday Spectacular at Littlefield, $20

12/5 ageless Bow Wow Wow frontwoman Annabella Lwin at Bowery Electric.

12/6, 9 PM the massive, ten-piece, eclectic M Shanghai String Band – who play everything from classic country to seafaring ballads to noirish acoustic rock – at their home base, the Jalopy, $10

12/6, 9:30 PM wild Canadian guitar/viol ensemble the Sultans of String  – gypsy jazz, Middle Eastern and rock – at Joe’s Pub.

12/6, 11ish the sometimes droll, sometimes boisterous, increasingly noir classic country sounds of the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar

12/7-8, 3 PM Drama in Beethoven with pianist Emir Gamsizoglu, pianist and actress Ege Maltepe makes the missing link between Beethoven and Shakespeare at Caffe Vivaldi .”Once upon a time there was a short German guy with a bad temper and a huge spirit and passion for music. His name was Ludwig. Drama in Beethoven is a fun experiment to connect stories with Beethoven Sonatas. Developed as a classical-for-all project, the show aims to create a direct and unique connection between listener and the classical music. “Music is just music! We are the ones who are labeling it with fancy halls and dress codes” says Ege Maltepe, an actress, playwright and a former student of Mike Nichols, right before diving into a bloody scenario along with the 2nd movement Sonata No.7.

12/7, 6 PM charming, historically-informed oldtimey chanteuse/bandleader Robin Aigner & Parlour Game followed at 8 by acoustic Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho and then at 10 by high-voltage Mexican polka crew Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos.at Barbes

12/7, 7 PM great guitarist Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Quintet at le Poisson Rouge, $35 adv tix req

12/7, 8 PM new music from Iran and Syria with Saeid Shanbezadeh plus eclectic Syrian saxophonist Basel Rajoub, percussionist Naguib Shanbehzadeh, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh; trumpet player Basel Rajoub; and Tunisian violinist Jasser Haj Youssef at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs.

12/7, 11 PM phenomenally fun, intense, noir-tinged oldschool soul siren Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes at the Mercury, $15 adv tix a must, this will sell out

12/8, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra’s annual family-friendly holiday concert: GVO’s Gary Dranch will be on hand to play Rossini’s Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra, and everyone can try an instrument at the post-concert Instrument Petting Zoo, at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

12/8,7 PM up-and-coming violinist Michi Wiancko playing indie classical works, joined by her chamber-pop project Kono Michi  at Barbes

12/8, 7 PM, True Love Ain’t Too Hard to See, “an alt-cabaret reimagining of Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s 1975 album Zuma” feat. members of Daniel Stampfel’s killer janglerock band at the Duplex,  free w/2-drink min.

12/8, 7 PM German a cappella ensemble Calmus sing Xmas music from pre-Renaissance to modern times at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

12/8, 8 PM jazz-tinged Persian/Syrian trio Sound: The Encounter with Saeid Shanbehzadeh on neyanban (Iranian bagpipe), neyjoti (flute), boogh horns, dance, and vocals; Basel Rajoub on saxophones, duclar; Naguib Shanbehzadeh on dammam, percussion at Alwan for the Arts, $20.

12/9, 7 PM Gina Leishman‘s Mr. Wau-Wa playing Berthold Brecht with an allstar downtown jazz crew behind her, followed at around 9:30 by Chicha Libre at Barbes

12/9, 10 PM noir guitar monster Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood

12/10, 6 PM Yarn/Wire play works by Eric Wubbels, Alex Mincek, Mei-Fang Lin and others at the Miller Theatre, free, free drinks at 5:30.

12/10, 7:30 PM psychedelic south seas tropical jazz ensemble Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica opens for the Balanescu Quartet, playing a homage to Maria Tanase, the “Romanian Edith Piaf” at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St. downtown, expensive, $36.50, but could be amazing

12/10, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard trumpeter Alex Sipiagin leads a quintet with a bunch of his Mingus Band mates, $20

12/10, 8 PM wry lyrical rock genius Marcellus Hall (ex-Railroad Jerk and White Hassle)  plays the album release show for his new one at the big room at the Rockwood.

12/10, 8 PM crooner Theo Bleckmann with ambient hypnotic violin/guitar/loops duo Itsnotyouitsme playing the album release show for their new one at Subculture.

12/10, 8 PM Martin Hiendl & Monica Duncan lead a performance of Offshore, their perilous nautical suite for percussionists, two trumpets, tuba, horn and electronics at Roulette, free

12/10, 8 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes

12/11, 7 PM  well-known gems of the 17th century Baroque by Bilber, Bertali, and Muffat as well as recently discovered anonymous works that reside at Kromeriz in the Czech Republic, performed by Tatiana Daubek, Leon Schelhase and Beiliang Zhu at the Czech Center 321 E 73rd St, free.

12/11,  7 PM Ensemble Mise-en plays works of noted 20th century Italian composer Franco Donatoni, free but early arrival (i.e. 6:30 PM) a must, at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave.

12/11-15, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard veteran tenorist George Coleman Sr leads an octet, $25/$30 Fri-Sat.

12/11, 9ish early 50s/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

12/11, 10 PM the Rebel Factory with Certain General’s Phil Gammage on guitar at Spike Hill

12/11, 10ish heavy violin shredding with Stratospheerius at Bowery Electric.

12/12, 7:30 PM 10³²K featuring trombone genius Ku-umba Frank Lacy with Andrew Drury, percussion / Kevin Ray, bass reinventing obscure classics at Lincoln Center Atrium.

12/12, 8 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

12/12, 8:30 PM eclectic jazz guitarist Assaf Kehati leads his trio at the Bar Next Door

12/13, 7:30 PM cool, enigmatic, eclectic jazz chanteuse Gretchen Parlato leads her quartet at the big room at the Rockwood where she made her new live album/dvd.

12/13, 8 PM explosive, haunting but nuanced North Carolina country singer Jeanne Jolly and her amazing band at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

12/13, 8 PM cross-generational, tuneful cross-pollination: guitarist Mike Baggetta with Jerome Harris on bass and Billy Mintz on drums at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene. 12/21 they’re at the Bar Next Door at 7:30

12/13, 8 PM adventurous chamber ensemble ACME plays Lutoslawski’s Sacher Variation for solo cello, Bukoliki for viola and cello, and his String Quartet, as well as Steven Stucky’s Dialoghi for solo cello and his Nell’ombra, nella luce for string quartet at Symphony Space, $32

12/13, 9 PM powerhouse country chanteuse Jeanne Jolly and her phenonemal oldschool band at Drom.

12/13, 9 PM “filthy song night” at the Jalopy, $10 with a diverse cast of characters: Savon Fifth (Cozy Shack), Kristen Andreassen (Uncle Earl), Bascomb Ferd (The Raunch Bothers), Sam Duffy (The Piledrivers), Elio Schiavo (Five Deadly Venoms), Bug (The Defibulators), Cassie Jenkins, Becca Stevens (The Bjorkestra), Little Ho Peep, Rob Hecht, Brad Einhorn (Kings County Strings), Karen Duffy, Jumping Through Poops, Bluff Channahon (The Barbara F*cking Walters), and “secret special guests”

12/13, 9ish dark noisy Tzadikian dub-tinged noise-jazz with Jamie Saft‘s Slobberpup at Shapshifter Lab

12/13 punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Rodeo Bar, 11 PM

12/14, 8 PM eclectic classically-trained adventurous and always surprising a-cappella quartet NY Polyphony sings at St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia, 116th/Amsterdam, $30 tix avail

12/14, 8 PM the Canticum Novum Singers perform While by my Sheep, arranged by Hugo Jungst, O Magnum Mysterium by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Hodie Christus Natus Est by Jan Pieters Sweelinck, Ave Maria by Johannes Brahms, Ave Maria by Anton Bruckner, A Christmas Cantata by Arthur Honegger and Friede auf Erden by Arnold Schoenberg, repeating 12/15 at 3 PM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Ave. (at 87th St.), $25/$20 srs.

12/14, 9 PM brilliantly lyrical psychedelic new wavers the Larch play the single release show for their new one at Freddy’s.

12/14, 9 PM creepy microtonal guitarslingers the Willie McBlind Band followed by dark electric blues band Jane Lee Hooker at Shrine.

12/14, 10 PM the rambunctious oldime Baby Soda Jazz Band at Barbes.

12/15,10:30 AM (this is a morning show) Alessio Bax, piano; Lucille Chung, piano playing four-handed versions of Stravinsky: Petrushka; Piazzolla (arr. Bax and Chung): Three Tangos at Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th St.), $22 tix avail

12/15, 4 PM well-loved a-cappella quartet Anonymous 4 sing medieval music from England, France and Spain at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

12/15, 7 PM western swing with Smokey Hormel‘s Roundup followed by Mexican cumbia band La Sabrosa Sabrosura (a spinoff of Mexican reggae stars Los Yerberos, i.e. the Weedheads) at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook

12/15, 8 PM a rare performance of versatile, witty bassist Max Johnson‘s Silver Trio with pianist Kris Davis and drummer Mike Pride at Barbes followed at 9 by Stephane Wrembel.

12/15, 8 PM bass clarinet star Ken Thomson plays the album release show for his new one with the Jack Quartet at Subculture .

12/17, 7:30 PM multi-reedman Matt Darriau and accordionist Yuri Lemeshev play their ominous Disastro Totale project followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

12/17-22, 7:30/9:30 PM tuneful pianist Geri Allen leads a quintet with Ravi Coltrane and Tain Watts at the Jazz Standard.

12/17, 8 PM large-scale indie classical improvisation with Daniel Dehaan & Felipe Lara at Roulette, free

12/17, 8 PM the Antara Ensemble performs works for strings and high winds by Roussel, Handel-Halvorsen, Kay, Chausson and Piazzolla at Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St., $25/$20 stud/srs.

12/19, 7 PM up-and-coming avant-garde ensemble Face the Music followed at 9 by trombonist Curtis Hasselbring‘s wry, tuneful, punk-influenced New Mellow Edwards and then the psychedelic salsa of La Mecanica Popular at Barbes

12/19, 8 PM indie classical stars the Mivos Quartet play the album release show for their debut including the world premiere of Scott Wollschleger’s String Quartet No. 2, White Wall along with Felipe Lara’s Corde Vocale, Dai Fujikura’s Flare and Mark Barden’s Nocturne at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., reception to follow, $20 includes a hard copy of the album.

12/19, 9 PM a rare reunion of hellraising, politically astute Americana rockers the Hangdogs (who were sort of the Dead Kennedys of highway rock) with frontman Matthew Grimm doing some tunes off his insightful and hilarious new powerpop/Americana rock album Songs in the Key of Your Face at Rodeo Bar.

12/20, 8 PM oudist Adam Good‘s haunting Turkish ensemble Hoshneva at Barbes

12/20, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Cadillac Moon Ensemble plays a program titled Den of Death featuring world premieres pushing political and stylistic lines by Matt Marks, Alex Temple, Melody Loveless, and Viet Cuong at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St, $15/$10 stud.

12/20, 10 PM massive ten-piece Balkan brass groove monsters Veveritse at the Jalopy, $10.

12/20, 11ish timeless, satirical, politically fueled faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Hank’s.

12/21, 8 PM sultry blues/oldtimey siren/resonator guitarislinger Mamie Minch & Her Business followed at 10 by intense Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band at Barbes.

12/21, 9 PM quirky fun jazzy female-fronted French pop/jazz with Banda Magda at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

12/22, 11ish fiery bluegrass fiddler Melody Allegra and band at Rodeo Bar

12/28, 9 PM charming female-fronted oldschool soul/swing combo Lake Street Dive at the Bell House $15 adv tix rec.

12/29, 11 PM rustic oldtime upbeat swing/country blues bandleader Woody Pines at Rodeo Bar

12/30-31 9ish Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail or $60 2-night tix avail.

1/9 eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen - who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads – celebrates his yearlong marathon at Rock Shop along with the reliably ferocious, fun Balkan madness of Raya Brass Band

1/10, 8 PM Ryan Truesdell’s explosive archive-plundering Gil Evans Project big band at Subculture.

1/12, 7 PM melodic jazz pianist Jorn Swart plays the album release for his pensive, noirish new one with a quartet at Spectrum

1/29 Laura Cantrell – arguably this era’s most compelling, luminous female oldschool country artist – plays the album release for her long-awaited new one at Joe’s Pub

New York City Live Music Calendar for October and November 2013

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

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

John Zorn turns 60 this year. There are dozens of celebrations of the defiantly nonconformist Tzadik maven’s music going on around town: the full calendar is here.

Sylvia Milo’s musical play The Other Mozart with original music by Nathan Milo and toy piano sorceress Phyllis Chen, based on the life of Nannerl Mozart (sister to the famous composer), a big concert draw in late 1700s Europe, whose own compositions are now lost, has several performances upcoming at Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce St in the west village, 10/12 at 1 PM plus 10/19, 4 PM; 10/26, 7 PM, repeating on 7/27 at 1 PM, $25

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing Mozart this month , email for info/location.

10/3, 10/8, 10/10, 10/22 and 10/24 and continuing into November pianist Ian  Hobson continues his marathon performance of the complete piano works of Brahms with numerous chamber music luminaries at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $30/$15

Mondays in October, 7 PM the Grand Street Stompers play hot oldtimey swing and dixieland at Arthur’s Tavern on Grove St. just west of 7th Ave. South

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

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

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

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 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’s reliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $30 per set plus drink minimum.

Mondays in October (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.

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

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

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

Three Tuesdays in October – 10/1, 10/8, 10/22 at 10 PM exhilarating, clarinet-fueled pan-Balkan instrumentalists the NY Gypsy Allstars 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 JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

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

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

Thursdays in October at 10 PM iconoclastic oldschool Brooklyn vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

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

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

Friday evenings at various times (check the site for the weekly schedule) fearless avant cellist/impresario Valerie Kuehne’s Super Coda – a global mix of strange and sometimes amazing sounds, from the way-out to the way-in, drawing on a vast, global talent base – happens at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., 2nd floor.

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

Fridays at 10 PM in November (not October) Lara Ewen at the Path Cafe. Smart oldschool Americana guitar fingerpicking, pensive contemporary lyrics, strong singer with a southern twang. Good stuff.

Saturdays in October 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 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.

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

Sundays in October guitarist Peter Mazza plays 8 PM at the Bar Next Door with a very adventurous choice of ensembles for such a “in the tradition” purist.

Sundays at 8:30 and 11 PM the Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/1, 7:30 PM pianist and composer George-Emmanuel Lazaridis plays works by Schubert and Liszt plus compositions from his own Trojan Cycle at Merkin Concerrt Hall. – free but res req to 212-501-3330.

10/1-2, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: Marcus Belgrave – trumpet with Geri Allen – piano; Marion Hayden – bass; Kassa Overall – drums, $20.

10/1, 8 PM energetic Portland, Maine Americana band Mail the Horse at Bowery Electric, $7

10/1-6, 8/10 PM avant-garde guitar shredder Elliott Sharp books the Stone and plays both sets nightly with a series of collaborators. Choice picks: improvisations with Wilco’s Nels Cline on 10/2 at 10 and then 10/4 at 8 with the JACK Quartet playing the premiere of E-Sharp’s quartet Transienze plus The Boreal, $20

10/1, 8 PM saxophonist Oliver Lake’s “Strings & More” featuring Flux String Quartet at Roulette

10/1, 8 PM a cool indie classical triplebill: Wet Ink Ensemble + Mivos Quartet + Yarn/Wire at St. Peter’s Church, 246 W 20th St., $10/students free

10/1, 8 PM conductor/flutist Harold Jones will lead the Antara Ensemble in a program to include Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra, and three works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: the Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622, with Stanley Drucker as soloist; the Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, with Ashley Horne as soloist; and the Flute Concerto in G Major, K.V. 313, with Harold Jones as soloist. at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $25;

10/1-5, 8:30 PM violinist Regina Carter leads her group at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/2-5, 7:30 PM the world premiere of the grim 70s eco-disaster/recession-themed multimedia project Documerica by indie classical string quartet Ethel at BAM, $20 tix avail.

10/2, 7:30 PM Basya Schecter’s psychedelic, haunting Pharaoh’s Daughter at le Poisson Rouge, $12

10/2, 7:30 PM dark klezmer reedman Matt Darriau’s Paradox Trio at Drom, $!2

10/2, 8 PM George Xylouris, Crete’s master of the lute, with Dirty Three drummer Jim White making their US debut at Barbes

10/2, 8 PM dark historically-informed female-fronted Americana rockers A Brief View of the Hudson at Spike Hill.

10/2 8/10 PM scary good improvisation from Eyal Maoz, guitar; Kyoko Kitamura, voice; Kathleen Supové, piano; Reuben Radding, bass at Spectrum, $15

10/2, 8:15 PM PM punk classical cellist Valerie Kuehne, Americana singer Johanna Warren at 9, saxophonist Oded Tzur at 9:45, dark Americana duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne  at 10:30 at the Panoply Performance Lab, 104 Meserole St. in Bushwick.

10/2, 9 PM the massive 30-plus member Romany/circus-rock orchestra MarchFourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

10/2, 9:30 PM dark electric circus/Middle Eastern rock with Yula Beeri & the Extended Family at the big room at the Rockwood, free

10/3, 7 PM weird segue, great show: Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party followed by the Claudia Quintet playing the album release show for their latest lush third-stream jazz cd at le Poisson Rouge, $15 gen adm.

10/3, 7:30 PM dark eclectic jazz-oriented Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and band at Joe’s Pub $tba

10/3-6, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard trumpeter Brian Lynch celebrates the music of Art Blakey with Donald Harrison – alto saxophone; Billy Pierce – tenor saxophone; Donald Brown – piano; Reggie Workman – bass;Ralph Peterson – drums, $30.

10/3, 7:30 PM Ideal Orkestra, a reputedly Costelloesque  “funky international glam jazz acid blues pop band that “interprets classics and original tunes with a rye [yup] sense of humor and an uptempo ritmo” at Dixon Place, free.

10/3, 8 PM hot oldtime blues band the Fascinators feat. brilliant guitarist Lenny Molotov at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

10/3, 8 PM haunting Tunisian chanteuse Sonia M’Barek with Syrian oudist Kinan Idnawi and the brilliant Alwan Arab Music Ensemble at Alwan for the Arts, $25

10/3, 8 PM a repeat of the best doublebill of 2013: inscrutable lyrical haunting charismatic accordionist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at 8 at Barbes followed at 10 by the world’s #1 noir/crime jazz/psychedelic guitar jamband, Big Lazy.

10/3, 8 PM dark intense tuneful/lyrical janglerock/postpunk chanteuse Baby Streuth (f.k.a. Naomi Hates Humans) at Matchless, $8

10/3, 8 PM intense punk jazz with Iconoclast and the William Hooker Ensemble at Shapeshifter Lab

10/3, 8 PM the improvisational Adam Rudolph Go Organic Orchestra at Roulette.

10/3, 8 PM many new works for duo violin played by Sarah Plum and Hal Grossman at Spectrum, $15

10/3, 8:30 PM smart, wryly lyrical hard country/honkytonk rocker Mike Stinson at Hill Country.

10/3, 9 PM blistering Eastern European folk sounds from Balkanska Veza at Drom, $!5.

10/3, 9/10 PM dark intense jazz pianist Bobby Avey with Ben Monder – guitar; Thomson Kneeland – bass; Jordan Perlson – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15 for first set, $10 for the second.

10/3, 9:30 PM intense noir 60s soul chanteuse/bandleader Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Rock Shop, $8.

10/3, 9:30 PM up-and-coming Venezuelan jazz pianist Luis Perdomo leads a quartet at Smalls.

10/3, 10 PM dark historically-aware songwriter/chanteuse Elisa Flynn at Ange Noir Cafe, 247 Varet St in Bushwick

10/3, 10 PM torchy retro swing/blues band the Fascinators at the Way Station

10/3, 10:30 PM fearless, intense oldschool Detroit soul frontwoman Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Rock Shop, $8.

10/3, 11 PM high-powered Danish Americana/bluegrass band Brothers Moving at Bowery Electric, $8. They’re at the small room at the Rockwood the following night, 10/4 at 9 (get there early) for free, followed eventually at 11 by House of Waters playing psychedelic dulcimer grooves

10/3, 11 PM oldschool Memphis garage punk with the Oblivians at the Bell House, $17.

10/4, 5:30 PM haunting traditional Turkish sounds with Dolunay at the American Folk Art Museum

10/4, 7 PM Stuart Isacoff plays the first extant pieces written for the piano – by Lodovico Giustini in 1732 – as well as tracing the development of piano styles through C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, Jerry Lee Lewis, Couperin, Ravel, Debussy, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Bartok, Chopin, Schubert and others at Annunciation Church, 91st/West End Ave., $20.

10/4, 7 PM Cui-Chen Liu on viola with Inesa Sinkevych at the piano play music of Brahms and Schumann at Third St. Music School Settlement, free.

10/4, 7:15 PM the Janusz Prusinowski Trio jazz up haunting traditional Polish tunes at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

10/4, 9/10 PM guitarist Mike Moreno leads a quartet with Jon Cowherd – piano; Doug Weiss – bass; Kendrick Scott – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

10/4, 9 PM the premiere duo performance of trumpeter Nate Wooley with legendary Chicago saxophonist Ken Vandermark at Issue Project Room in downtown Brooklyn.

10/4, 10 PM Jeffrey Foucault – who’s taking the Townes Van Zandt/Steve Earle darkly lyrical Americana rock thing to new places – at the Jalopy, $10

10/4, 10 PM drummer Ben Perowsky’s Moodswing Orchestra with Jennifer Charles on vocals and Peter Apfelbaum on saxes at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

10/4, 10 PM Brandi and the Alexanders play torchy oldschool soul at the Way Station.

10/4-5, 10:30 PM vibraphonist Behn Gillece leads a quartet with David Hazeltine – piano , Ugonna Okegwo – bass , Willie Jones III – drums at Smalls.

10/4, 11 PM ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at Sidewalk.

10/5 ,11 AM (in the morning) NYC’s original Balkan brass band Zlatne Uste at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free. You wanna wake up with a bang?

10/5, 3 PM Texas songwriter Carrie Elkin & Her Greats followed at 4 by the rustic Nashville gothic of the Black Lilies at Madison Square Park, free. The Black Lillies are also at Hill Country the following night 10/6 at 8.

10/5, 5:30 PM eclectic Balkan/latin brass band the Underground Horns at  BRIC House, 647 Fulton St Brooklyn NY, free,

10/5, 6 PM torchy, sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner & Parlour Game at Barbes followed at 8 by Saints & Tzadiks (Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg’s Irish-klezmer mindbomb) and then at 10 by high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes

10/5, 7 PM Renegade Sufi plays Indian-tinged jazz and grooves feat. Renegade Sufi is Jimmy Lopez (percussion), Holly Cordero (bass) & Dawoud (sitar, dilruba) at Alphabet Lounge, Ave. C/7th St.

10/5, 7 PM hard-charging Americana string band Spuyten Duyvil plays the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

10/5, 7:30 PM Taiwan’s alternately ecstatic and atmospheric pan-Asian acoustic worldbeat ensemble A Moving Sound at Flushing Town Hall, $20.

10/5, 8 PM diverse, intense Texas oldschool metal trio Mothership at St. Vitus, $14

10/5, 8 PM hypnotic south Asian drums with Rhythm of Rajasthan at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

10/5, 8 PM boisterous, rustic a-cappella quartet the Johnson Girls sing songs of the inland waterways, Irish, Scottish, American, English, Italian and French ballads, and work songs at the Peoples Voice Cafe, in the church basement at 40 E 35th St., $18 sugg don

10/5, 8:30 PM dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at Rock Shop, $10.

10/5, 9 PM always explosive monster honkytonk/sea chantey/haunting acoustic Americana string group M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy.

10/5, 9/10 PM saxophone adventurer Matana Roberts plays the album release show for her latest one with a sextet feat. the brilliant, intense Shoko Nagai on piano at the Jazz Gallery, $20

10/5, 9 PM subtle, hypnotic desert blues guitarist Sidi Toure and band at BAM Cafe, free

10/5, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock shindig opens with the diverse twangy cinematic Tarantinos NYC at 9, the Rip Chords at 10, Reverb Syndicate at 11 and sometime around midnight the Evil Streaks at Otto’s

10/5, 10 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello – at Arlene’s, $10.

10/5, 11 PM psychedelic postpunk legends Band of Outsiders at Spike Hill.

10/5, 11 PM first-wave British punk-pop band the Vibrators – the venues keep getting smaller, they keep playing the nostalgia angle – at Trash, $10.

10/6, 2 PM a screening of Backroads USA, a five part documentary series about America’s back country with music by Stephen Ulrich, Big Lazy, Hazmat Modine, Cassis, Giancarlo Vulcano, Catherine Russell, Chicha Libre, Matthias Falkenau and many more. at Barbes

10/6, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra returns to Washington Irving HS Auditorium with maestro Barbara Yahr on the podium with a killer program of Beethoven — Leonore Overture No. 3; Saint-Saëns — Cello Concerto No. 1; Franck — Symphony in D minor, $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

10/6, 4 PM the Alba Consort plays music from all over the Mediterranean and the Balkans at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted

10/6, 4 PM Polish choral quartet Ensemble Peregrinus sings their country’s earliest extant pieces—rare songs and sequences from 1000 AD—written for St. Adalbert, Boleslaw I, and Otto III, who engaged in a medieval political drama, at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

10/6 a killer doublebill at Downtown Music Gallery: oudist Brian Prunka and Nashaz playing the album release show for their new one at 6 PM followed at 7 by Trismegistus with trumpeter Joe Moffett, bassist Sean Ali and drummer Devin Gray with Ben Gerstein.

10/6, 7 PM pianist/composer Cynthia Hilts’ Lyric Fury septet at Something Jazz Club, $12

10/6, 8 PM Lorraine Leckie does her dark chamber pop thing with Czech violin great Pavel Cingl at the Rockwood

10/6, 8:30ish sharp, lyrical Americana chanteuse Linda Draper and 70s avant folk legend Kath Bloom trade songs upstairs at 2A.

10/6, 9ish vibraphone lounge group Fisherman plays tiki music at Rodeo Bar.

10/7, 7:30 PM New York Baroque Inc. presents “Love, Betray, Sacrifice, Die: Music of the Italian Baroque” with music of Biber, Vivaldi, Geminiani, Locatelli, and Dall’Abaco at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

10/7, 9:15 PM trombonist Mike Fahie leads his Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

10/8, 7 PM Balkan madness: fiery Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita at Barbes followed at 8 by Slavic Soul Party

10/8, 7:30 PM an eclectic classical/Romany evening with Jason Vieaux, guitar & Julien Labro, bandoneón, accordion, accordina at Subculture, $30.

10/8, 7:30 PM Polish early music ensemble Arte dei Suonatori play music of Telemann inspired by the composer’s travels in Poland at the Morgan Library, $35.

10/8, 7:30 PM the Hugo Wolf Quartett play works by Mozart, Schubert, Topel, Hersant, and Schmidinge at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/8 energetic oldtimey string band Spuyten Duyvil 8 PM at the big room at the Rockwood, $10 cover “includes $5 band merch credit”

10/8-13, 8/10 PM bassist William Parker books and plays two sets nightly at the Stone with a series of ensembles. Choice pick: 10/10 at 10 with his Raining on the Moon ensemble with Leena Conquest (voice) Rob Brown (alto sax) Lewis Barnes (trumpet) Eri Yamamoto (piano) Hamid Drake (drums), $15

10/8, 8 PM deliriously fun piano-based Afro-Cuban jazz with the Pedro Martinez Group playing the album release show for their new one at City Winery, $18

10/8-11, 8:30/11 PM this era’s premier hot/cool jazzkitten/composer Karrin Allyson at Birdland, $30 tix avail

10/8, 9 PM creepily rustic, intense, violin-fueled Italian folk ensemble Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at Highline Ballroom, $15

10/8, 9 PM eclectic oldtime acoustic blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at the small room at the Rockwood

10/8, 10 PM intriguing jazz quartet Old Time Musketry, who blend oldtimey swing, modern bucolic styles and darker, more challenging improvisational sounds at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

10/9, 7 PM the Wailin’ Jennys’ banjoist Ruth Moody with her killer band: Adrian Dolan on fiddle, mandolin, viola, mandola, accordion; Adam Dobres, electric and acoustic guitars, ukulele Sam Howard, upright bass, at Subculture, $17 tix avail.

10/9, 8 PM Either/Or (NYC) and Ensemble Son (Stockholm) “A Double Quartet collaboration” at Roulette

10/9, 8:30 PM smart, eclectic, guitarishly excellent janglepop songwriter Charlene Kaye at the Mercury.

10/9, 9 PM deliciously twangy, jangly twin-guitar paisley underground/psychedelic Americana rockers Mud Blood & Beer at the Way Station followed at 10 by acoustic blues guitarist Jon LaDeau

10/9, 9 PM gothic folk/noir janglerocker Mac McCarty with his excellent band (including Walter Ego on bass) at Sidewalk.

10/9, 9:30ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Rodeo Bar

10/10, 1 PM Decoda – Owen Dalby, violin; Anna Elashvili, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Claire Bryant, cello play Britten: Quartet No.1 in D Major for Strings, Op. 25 ; Brahms: Quartet No.1 in C minor for Strings, Op. 51 at Trinity Church, free.

10/10, 7 PM a performance of the Last Poets’ Sekou Sundiata’s final theatrical work, The 51st (Dream) State, exploring the effects of a post-9/11 terror state on the African-American community and looking to a (possibly?) better future, at the Greene Space, $20. It will be webcast live as well.

10/10, 7:15 PM, Ernst Lubitsch’s silent film The Loves of Pharaoh with music by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. performed by Numinous at PS 321, 180 7th Ave, Park Slope, $15.

10/10, 7:30 PM NYC’s original Balkan brass blasters Zlatne Uste at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

10/10, 7:30 PM Austrian jazz with Brein’s Cafe: Georg Breinschmid, bass; Vladimir Karparov, saxophone; Antoni Donchev, piano at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/10, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: chanteuse Tierney Sutton plays the album release shows for her new Joni Mitchell tribute with Mitch Forman – Hammond B3, piano; Kevin Ax – bass; Peter Erskine – drums, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday.

10/10, 8 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers at Barbes; 10/11 they’re playing at 11 at Rodeo Bar. The torchy, oldtimey Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies play at 10 after Jim on 10/10.

10/10, 8 PM the US live premiere of Unfolding Secrets: A Symphony of the Heart by dark art-rock chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann with Italian composer Marco Missinato at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St .

10/10, 9 PM eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen - who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads – at Pete’s.

10/10 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

10/10, 9 PM electric roots rock triplebill: the Roscoe Trio with the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Jimbo Mathus, fiery female-fronted Americana punks Spanking Charlene and the legendary Del-Lords at Sullivan Hall, $20 .

10/10-11, 9/10:30 PM bassist Pedro Giraudo leads his big band at the Jazz Gallery, $20

10/10, 9 PM bassist Mimi Jones brings her trio to the bar at Symphony Space, cor. 95th/Broadway, free.

10/11, 5:30 PM soulful country chanteuse Karen Hudson , Melody Berger, and amusing female-fronted honkytonk crew Trailer Radio at the American Folk Art Museum

10/11, 7 PM legendary psychedelic Turkish rockers Yeni Turku at Drom.

10/11, 7 PM cellist Petr Nouzovsky and pianist Patricia Goodson play 20th century Czech composers from neo-Romantic to the avant-garde by Josef Adamik, Leos Janacek,  Josef Bohuslav Foerster, Roman Haas, Bohuslav Martinu, Geraldine Mucha, Viktor Kalabis and Leonard Bernstein. at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St., free.

10/11, 7 PM pianist Jessica Osborne plays music of Bach, Faure, Mozart and Rachmaninoff at Third St. Music School Settlement

10/11, 8 PM socially conscious new music group Ensemble Pi commemorates the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War with music by John Harbison, South African composer Philip Miller, Kristin Norderval, and Krzysztof Penderecki. With guest speaker David Riker, co-writer, with Jeremy Scahill from the film Dirty War at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St .

10/11, 8 PM Ensemble Mise-En (Korean for “beautiful portrait) plays chamber works by a global cast of female composers including Our IAWM concert will consist of Ming-Hsiu Yen  (Taiwan), Lina Järnegard (Sweden) and Jane O’Leary (Ireland), Yuko Ohara (Japan/England) and Santa Buss (Latvia) at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St., free, reception to follow

10/11, 8 PM Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook shred their axes together at Roulette, $20.

10/11, 8 PM low-register reedman Josh Sinton’s twisted Anomonous trio at the Firehouse Space

10/11, 10 PM the charismatic, punk/blues/ghoulabilly Reid Paley Trio at Hank’s

10/11, 11 PM noir Americana chanteuse Nicole Atkins at Bowery Electric, $16 adv tix rec

10/11-12 Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center.

10/11, midnight the Ghouligans – “the Monkees meets the Munsters” – at Littlefield, $10

10/12, 7:30/8:30 ambient compositions by composer/8-string guitarist Markus Reuter at Spectrum, $10 for one set; $15 for both

10/12, 8 PM reliably intense multi-reedwoman Anat Cohen leads a quartet at the Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail.

10/12, 8 PM an electronic arrangement of Moussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition played by duo Electric Diamond at the Firehouse Space, $10.

10/12, 8:30 PM drummer Carlo Costa leads a quartet with Jonathan Moritz on saxes, Steve Swell on trombone and Sean Ali on bass at I-Beam, $10

10/12, 9 PM ferocious original Balkan monsters Raya Brass Band playing songs from their outrageously good new album at the Ukrainian National Home, 140 2nd Ave., $15.

10/12, 9ish timeless, politically-fueled, catchy-as-hell Celtic punk/anthemic rock legends Black 47 at Connolly’s

10/12, 9/10:30 PM trombonist Joe Fiedler celebrates the release of his new CD Sackbut Stomp with his Big Sackbut quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $20

10/12, 9ish southern soul cult legend Barbara Lynn at Littlefield, $15 adv tix rec.

10/12, 9 PM Mexican jazz chanteuse Magos Herrera at BAM Cafe, free.

10/12, 10 PM a rare Saturday night show by psychedelic Peruvian-style chicha surf rockers Chicha Libre on their home turf at Barbes.

10/13, 3 PM Dutch pianist Reinier van Houdt plays music of Luc Ferrari, Michael Pisaro, Alvin Curran and others for piano, ebows and all kinds of gadgets at Spectrum, $15

10/13, 3 PM Il Giardino D’amore – a Baroque orchestra with musicians from Poland, Italy, and Spain – perform sacred and secular love songs at  Church of the Epiphany, 22nd St at 2nd Ave), free.

10/13, 4 PM Duo Equilibrium play classical guitar arrangements of music by Scarlatti, Keith Jarrett and Karol Szymanowski, among others at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted

10/13, 6 PM composer/performer Mike McGinnis creates his own tone poem depicting a sonic landscape bridging a Swedish archipelago and the woods of his native Maine plus a dance piece at Roulette.

10/13, 7 PM violin-driven, politically aware acoustic Canadian/Americana hellraisers New Country Rehab at the big room at the Rockwood, free

10/13, 7:30 PM bAgg*fish: Michael Fischer, tenor saxophone, feedback saxophone, violin; Marcos Baggiani, drums, little instruments at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/13, 8 PM a little bit of the Stone in Williamsburg; Anthony Coleman playing solo piano followed by the trio of Andrea Parkins /Chris Cochrane / Brian Chase at the Firehouse Space, $10.

10/13, 9 PM second-wave Afrobeat icons Antibalas – still one of NYC’s funnest live acts – at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

10/14, 7/9 PM purist postbop jazz with the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet (Carl Bartlett, Jr. – alto sax, Marcus Persiani – piano, Dylan Shamat – bass, Jaime Affoumado – drums) at For My Sweet Jazz Club,1103 Fulton St, Brooklyn, $10.

10/14 9 PM sardonically fearless guitarist/composer Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord celebrate the release of their new live album Liverevil (which was a killer show at Brooklyn Fireproof earlier this year) at Shapeshifter Lab

10/14, 9:15 PM the lyrical, eclectic, inventive Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

10/14, 10 PM smart, pensive, third-stream jazz trombonist Natalie Cressman leads her band at the big room at the Rockwood, free.

10/15, 2:30 PM (half past two in the afternoon for all you late lunchers) Israeli-Colombian ska-punk/Romany rock band the Butcher Knives play the big room at the Rockwood

10/15, 7 PM PM lush, hypnotic indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth sing works by their own Caroline Shaw at the World Financial Center, free.

10/15, 7 PM lyrical Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party

10/15, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard – Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra (with Becca Stevens in the role of Bjork),$20.

10/15, 7:30 PM the Aleph Guitar Quartet play works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Bernd Richard Deutsch, Peter Jakober, Arturo Fuentes, and Manuel Hidalgo at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req .

10/15-20, 8/10 PM cellist Erik Friedlander books and plays two sets nightly at the Stone with a series of ensembles, $15. Choice pick: 10/16 at 10 works for multiple cellos with many special guests!.

10/15, 8 PM the Israeli Chamber Project play music of Ibert, Seter, Ravel, Hersant and Bartok at Merkin Concert Hall, $20.

10/15, 8:30 PM Rickie Lee Jones at the Bell House – great place to see her – $35 advance tix very very highly rec.

10/15-19, 8:30/11 PM dark lyrical jazz pianist Benny Green leads his trio at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/15, 8:30 PM inventive postbop saxophonist Tom Tallitsch with Art Hirahara on keys and Mark Ferber on drums at the Bar Next Door

10/15, 9ish an eclectic global dance/drum/brass show at Littlefield with BatalaNYC, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Perhaps Contraption and klezmer/jazz trumpet legend Frank London’s klezmer-bhangra band, $tba.

10/15, 9 PM smartly lyrical Canadian folk-pop tunesmith Heather Eatman at Union Hall, $12

10/15, 11 PM dark anthemic psychedelic rockers Musiciens sans Frontieres at the Bitter End

10/15 dark 4AD-style dreampop rockers Dead Leaf Echo at the Silent Barn in Bushwick; 10/19 they’re at Spike Hill and 10/21 at Paperbox.

10/16 brass bands throughout the East Village before the Jersey fratboys and sorority girls descend on it

10/16, 6 PM Odd Harmonics feat. twelve custom-built theremins opens to the public at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery feat. artists Francois Chambard and Cassandra C. Jones

10/16, 7 PM Cygnus Ensemble with guest artists Elizabeth Farnum, Bodies Electric and Sheer Pluck play works by World premieres by Giacomo Manzoni, Daniele Venturi, Peyman Farzinpour, Martin Boykan and John McLachlan and others at the Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave just south of W. 118th St, free

10/16, 7 PM the ACME String Quartet (Caroline Shaw, violin; Caleb Burhans, violin; Isabel Hagen, viola; and Clarice Jensen) play works by Shaw at the World Financial Center, free ACME will give a repeat performance of selections from Caroline Shaw’s Ritornello on 11/2 at 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Rogers Auditorium, paired with Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.

10/16 three-sister Americana/chamber pop band Shel at the Morrison Hotel Loft; 10/18 they’re at the Rockwood

10/16 Kent Tritle plays a solo organ recital at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, music by Mendelssohn, Bach, Liszt, and Widor.

10/16, 8 PM SisterMonk play their high-energy worldbeat/punk/funk at Shrine

10/16, 8 PM the American Modern Ensemble play Pierre Jalbert’s Visual Abstract, Jason Haney’s moody Epigrams (NYC premiere), Tight Sweater by self-proclaimed neo-Baroque composer Marc Mellits, and The Thin Ice of Your Fragile Mind by AME’s house composer Robert Paterson. at Roulette.

10/16, 8 PM tuneful pensive guitar/vocal jazz with the Becca Stevens Band at Subculture, $15.

10/16, 10ish at Drom a free brass band triplebill! Os Siderais make their NYC debut followed by the “Afro bunk bhangra brass grooves” of the Underground Horns and then Environmental Encroachment

10/17, 2 PM  (two PM) quirky fun jazzy female-fronted French pop/jazz with Banda Magda followed at 3 by jazz chanteuse Cyrille Aimee and band at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/17, 2 (two) PM an “unofficial CMJ showcase” with Less Magnetic, Anthony Coleman and the Ben Holmes Quartet at Spectrum, $15

10/17, 7 PM the Will Newman Trio- who are sort of the Spinal Tap of schlocky lite FM/elevator music singer-songwriter garbage – at the Way Station

10/17-20, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard  ex-Mingus Group altoist Charles McPherson with Brian Lynch – trumpet; Jeb Patton – piano; Kiyoshi Kitagawa  – bass; Jonathan Blake – drums, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday.

10/17, 7:30 PM the Ruff Pack: Matthias Loscher, guitar; Stephan Kondert, bass; Daru Jones, drums at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/17, 8 PM charmingly sultry French chanson revivalists Les Chauds Lapins at 8 PM followed at 10 by low-register psycho mambo band Gato Loco at Barbes

10/17, 8 PM torchy, smart Americana chanteuse Tift Merritt followed by literate folk band Over the Rhine at Highline Ballroom, $28 adv tix rec.

10/17, 8 PM guitarist Nadav Lev hosts mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham and violin sensation Miranda Cuckson playing music of Steve Mackey, Manuel de Falla, Jorge Liderman and others at Spectrum, $15

10/17, 8 PM Gene Coleman & Ensemble N_JP and the Momenta Quartet improvise and play new works with Asian and American instruments at Roulette

10/17, 8 PM Tempus Continuum Ensemble teams up with Mobius Percussion Quartet for a performance of works by Michael Boyd, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen and more at the Cell Theatre, $8.

10/17, 8:30 PM the Nicole Verderosa Quartet plays music by TBA at I-Beam, $10.

10/17, 11 PM the Lonesome Prairie Dogs (Sit N Spin’s Heidi Lieb’s country band) at Rodeo Bar

10/17, 11 PM an eclectic danceable and trippy triplebill: psychedelic funk with the People’s Champs, desert blues-rock with Sway Machinery and Afrobeat with Emefe at Spike Hill, $6.

10/17, midnight Zongo Junction plays Afrobeat at the bigroom at the Rockwood.

10/18 jangly, catchy, female-fronted post-Pixies Chicago rock trio the Locals at Gussy’s in Astoria at 20-14 29th St; 10/19 they’re at Desmond’s at 11.

10/18, 2 (two) PM another “Unofficial CMJ SHOWCASE” at Spectrum with Disastro Totale (feat. Yuri Lemeshev of Gogol Bordello and Matt Darriau of Paradox Trio), Tom Chess and Brandon Terzic Xalam, $15

10/18, 7 PM violinist Sarah Pratt leads a chamber group playing music of Mozart and Debussy at Third St. Music School Settlement.

10/18, 8 PM Boston’s prosaically named but fiery, eclectic country/oldtime/rock band Session Americana followed at 10 by the increasingly eclectic acoustic Cumbiagra at Barbes.

10/18, 8 PM percussion sorceress Alessandra Belloni’s wild Italian folk Taranta project at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, $25

10/18, 8 PM percussionist Alessandra Belloni leads her delirious high-voltage Italian Taranta project at the chapel at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, $25.

10/18, 9 PM diverse, soulful pan-latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuna at BAM Cafe, free.

10/18, 10ish quirky, moody, atmospheric female-fronted art-rockers Kan Wakan at Bowery Ballroom

10/18, 9 PM Tim Easton doing his pub rock/rockabilly mashup at the big room at the Rockwood, $TBA.

10/18-20, 9 PM Hank Williams-influenced Canadian oldschool country/blues chanteuse Lindi Ortega at Subculture, $12.

10/18, 10 PM six-band brass summit: Os Siderais, Environmental Encroachment, Perhaps Contraption, Pitchblak Brass Band, Veveritse Brass Band, Haitian rara band Djarara at Gowanus Ballroom, 55 9th St, Brooklyn, $10

10/18, 10 PM wild funny Japanese/Romany punks Kagero at the Way Station.

10/18-19, 10:30 PM debonair purist tenor saxophonist Harry Allen leads a quartet with Rossano Sportiello – piano , Joel Forbes – bass , Kevin Kanner – drums at Smalls.

10/18, 11 PM Canadian gothic siren Lorraine Leckie and her explosive band at Sidewalk.

10/18, midnight hypnotic femalt-fronted trip-hop/dreampop duo Sister Crayon at the Cameo Gallery.

10/19, 3 (three) PM ferocious female-fronted bassless noiserock band Bugs in the Dark at Matchless. That’s 8 bucks. The Brooklyn What – NYC’s most intense, funny, socially aware punk/art-rock band is here at 9 for free the same night!!

10/19, 6 PM Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco and the band New Weather play theremin music at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery.

10/19, 7 PM Gutbucket guitarist Ty Citerman’s auspicious new band Bop Kabbalah with Adam D Gold (drums), Ben Holmes (trumpet), Ken Thomson (bass clarinet) at Spectrum, $15

10/19, 7:15 PM minor-key Balkan/world music jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues.

10/19, 7:30 PM works for flute, viola, and harp by Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Caleb Burhans and Conrad Winslow performed by Bushwick Chamber Concerts artists directors Rick Quantz and Roberta Michel along with harpist Brandee Younger at St. Martin of Tours Church, 1288 Hancock St, Bushwick, L to Halsey St., free

10/19, 8 PM le Poeme Harmonique sing Monteverdi and other pre-baroque composers at the Miller Theatre, $30 tix avail.

10/19, 8 PM, repeating 10/20 at 3 PM the massive, lush Park Avenue Chamber Symphony with David Bernard on the podium play Dvorak – Carnival Overture; Brahms – Violin Concerto (Jourdan Urbach, Violin); Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2 (Daniela Liebman, Piano);Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St (between 2nd and 3rd Aves). The program repeats at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall on 10/27 at 2 PM

10/19 at midnight and then on10/20 at 7:30 brilliant desert blues band (and Tinariwen spinoff) Terakaft at Joe’s Pub .

10/19, 8 PM a Carpathian dance party with Andriy Milavsky and Cheres in the back room at the Ukrainian Restaurant, 140 2nd Ave (8/9), $15/$10 for kids.

10/19, 9 PM powerpop hookmeister Josh Berwanger (ex-The Anniversary), who sounds just like the Raspberries, at the Mercury

10/19, 9 PM haunting soundscape composer William Basinsky solo at Issue Project Room in downtown Brooklyn.

10/19, 10 PM psychedelic latin soul bandleader Damian Quinones – who put out one of 2012′s best albums – at the Way Station

10/19, 10 PM hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimer/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at the big room at the Rockwood.

10/20, 5 PM Peter Seidenberg, cello, and Hui-Mei Lin, piano play Schnittke’s Sonata No. 1, Britten’s Solo Suite No. 1 and Stravinisky’s Suite Italienne and a David Macdonald piece written for the performers at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow

10/20, 5 PM organist Victoria Sirota plays works by Bach and by her husband Robert Sirota at the Church of St. John the Divine.

10/20, 7 PM neoLIT ensemble: Hannah Min, violin; Aminda Asher, cello; Katya Mihailova, piano play piano trios by Jennifer Higdon, Arvo Part, Lera Auerbach and others at Spectrum, $15

10/20, 7 PM legendary jazz drummer Chico Hamilton leads his combo at Drom, $12.

10/20, 8 PM intense, torchy but rocking noir art-rock songwriter Daphne Lee Martin – whose latest album Moxie is one of the past year’s best – at the Way Station.

10/20, 11 PM accordionist Alec K Redfearn & the Eyesores – whose lush, Lynchian album Sister Death might have been the best of 2012 – at Bowery Electric, $8

10/21, 8 PM staring down the end through composers’ eyes: the London Symphony Orchestra with Emmanuel Ax at the piano play Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K.595; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141 at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 seats avail.

10/21, 9:30 PM exhilarating, clever, eclectic Russian/gypsy/cinematic string band Ljova & the Kontraband - who’ve got a long-anticipted new album due out – sit in for Chicha Libre at Barbes

10/21, 9:30 PM dark glam band Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds (ex-Cramps and Gun Club) at the Mercury, $12 gen adm.

10/22, 7 PM cellist Inbal Segev plays music of Mozart and Piazzolla with pianist Mirian Conti, violinist Benjamin Breen, and violist Dov Scheindlin at the Yamaha Piano Salon, $30/$20 stud.

10/22 7:30 PM  Cornelius Dufallo, violin and Patrick Derivaz: bass violin play the album release show for their new ambient release at Spectrum, $15

10/22-27, 8/10 PM irrepressible Sexmob trumpeter Steven Bernstein books and plays two sets nightly at the Stone with a series of ensembles, $15. This is a wild week. Choice pick; 10/23, 10 PM Sexmob playing Nino Rota arrangements from the band’s amazing Rota cover album released earlier this year. Then on 10/26 at 8, Sexmob plays Ellington.

10/22, 8 PM Mario Diaz de Leon + Talea Ensemble + TILT Brass at Roulette.

10/22, 9 PM moody latin rock/soul groovemeister Sandra Lilia Velasquez of Pistolera aka SLV at the Rockwood

10/22, 10 PM fiery tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino’s No Net Nonet at Smalls.

10/23, 7:30 PM Germany’s Klenke Quartet make their US debut at Symphony Space along with a parade of special guests celebrating defiantly individualistic composer Ursula Mamlok’s 90th birthday, plus a live interview with Mamlok onstage, $25

10/23, 8 PM Mind Games: improvisational quartet Denman Maroney, bassist James Ilgenfritz, saxophonist Angelika Niescier, and percussionist Andrew Drury at Roulette.

10/23, 9 PM pianist Emilio Solla’s Tango Mediterraneo with Stratos Achlatis -accordion; Gokce Erem-violin; George Kostopoulos-bass at Something Jazz Bar, $10

10/23-26, 9 PM bassist Matt Pavolka leads his horn band: Kirk Knuffke – cornet; Loren Stillman – alto sax; Jacob Garchik – trombone; Mark Ferber – drums at Seeds, 617 Vanderbilt Ave (Bergen & St Marks), Bed-Stuy , $10 sugg don.

10/23, 10 PM star accordionist Uri Sharlin‘s kinetic DogCat Brazilian/nuevo tango project at Barbes.

10/23, 11ish oldschool country harmony crew Reckon So at Rodeo Bar

10/24, 7:30 PM sacred steel with the Campbell Brothers at the Lincoln Center Atrium

10/24, 8 PM exciting shamisen/reeds/pipa trio Yumiko Tanaka / Ned Rothenberg / Min Xiao-fen at Roulette.

10/24 8 PM oldtimey “steamboat soul” band Roosevelt Dime with David Farrell on piano at the Rockwood

10/24, 8:30 PM eclectic powerhouse jazz violinist Ali Bello leads a sextet with the great Juancho Herrera on guitar at Zinc Bar, $15.

10/24, 9 PM a killer Balkan triplebill at the Jalopy: Balkan clawhammer Tev Stevig’s quietly intense acoustic Jeni Jol project at 9, brilliant, sometimes hilarious Tipsy Oxcart, who play acoustic versions of current day Eastern European pop hits at 10, Klezwoods – who use klezmer as a stepping-off point for ska and Balkan music and all kinds of psychedelic, danceable craziness – at 11, $10

10/24, 9 PM first-class retro 60s honkytonk band the Dixons at Hill Country, free.

10/24, 9ish punk Balkan jazz with Bad Credit No Credit at Trash

10/24, 9 PM La Mecanica Popular play psychedelic salsa at Shrine.

10/24 11 PM sultry female-fronted Carte Blanche Jazz Band play torchy, lurid stuff from around the globe in the 30s and 40s at the Manderley Bar atop the hotel at 532 W 27th St.

10/25, 7 PM popular oldschool country/bluegrass/oldtime swing trio Red Molly unplugged at the Rubin Museum of Art, $22.50 adv tix highly rec.

10/25, 7:30 PM the darker side of third-wave ska: the Ladrones,  Inspecter 7 and Mephiskapheles at the Knitting Factory, expensive, $18 adv tix avail.

10/25, 7:30 PM indie powerpop legends and Graham Parker collaborators the Figgs at the Mercury, $12.

10/25-26, 8 PM the mighty Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra celebrates the music of Dominican composer Mario Rivera at Symphony Space, $20

10/25, 8 PM pianist Haskell Small plays Mompou’s Musica Callada at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St, $15/$10 stud/srs.

10/25, 8 PM pianist Katya Grineva plays a Romantic program of works by Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Ravel, Satie, Bloch, De Falla, Gurdjieff-De Hartmann and Rimsky-Korsakov  in memory of her mom at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail.

10/25, 8:30 PM, repeating on 10/26 at 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony celebrates the centenary of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with a performance plus additional material TBA at St. Peter’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20 sugg don.

10/25, 8:30 PM theatrical oldtime jug band music with the Salt Cracker Crazies at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

10/25, 9ish hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Freddy’s.

10/25, 9 PM absurdly funny Merle Haggard cover band Bryan & the Haggards - who put out two instrumental albums of Hag tunes, one a hilarious free-jazz interpretation and the other surprisingly straight-up – at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

10/25, 9:30 PM eclectic third-stream jazz chanteuse Rachel Eckroth at Drom, $15.

10/25 ,10 PM oldschool soul/funk band Empire Beats fronted by sultry chanteuse Camille Atkinson at Hill Country, free.

10/25, 11 PM oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band feat. the Broken Mariachi Horns at Rodeo Bar.

10/26 6 PM intense jazz guitarist Julian Lage – who’s got a killer new duo album with Fred Hersch just out, among other things – followed eventually at 9 by Catfox with their “sorcering hi-literature nu-carny songs” at Pete’s.

10/26, 7 PM dark literate San Francisco pianist/chanteuse Dawn Oberg at Something Jazz Bar.

10/26, 7 PM the torchy oldtime Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues.

10/26, 7:30 PM Syrian pianist Malek Jandali plays from his album Free Syrian Children at Merkin Concert Hall, $25 adv tix avail.

10/26, 7:30 PM the prosaically-named but exciting orchestral ensemble Music From China performs world premieres of new work by Huang Ruo and Li Xinyan and other composers at Symphony Space, $20

10/26, 8 PM Dena El Saffar’s paradigm-shifting violin-driven pan-Middle Eastern band Salaam at Alwan for the Arts, $25

10/26, 8 PM the Brooklyn What sing the surreal, smart, edgily funny art-rock songs of their late great lead guitarist Billy Cohen at Rock Shop, $10.

10/26, 8 PM a dark garagey surf Halloween show with the Fleshtones, Southern Culture on the Skids and Los Straitjackets at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

10/26, 8 PM violinist Monica Huggett & New York Baroque Incorporated play concertos and orchestral works of J.S. Bach at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st, $35.

10/26, 8:30 PM Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra play the album release show for their killer, noir-tinged new Raymond Scott tribute album at Subculture $15

10/26, 9PM early postpunk legends Certain General,with drummer Dee Pop’s Private World at the Ding Dong Lounge, 106th/Columbus Ave.

10/26, 11 PM ornate 80s-influenced anthemic chamber-pop band Overlord at Union Hall

10/27 art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande does the album release show for his latest collection of English-language translations of Georges Brassens classics at Joe’s Pub

10/27, 10:30 AM (morning show – yikes!) the Dublin Guitar Quartet make their New York debut at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. with works by Glass and Ligeti, $22, coffee/refreshments provided.

10/27, 3 PM a collaboration between Oracle Hysterical and the illustrious Washington Square Woodwind Quintet features new arrangements from OH’s extensive collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales songs at Spectrum, $15

10/27, 4 PM Pomerium, New York’s illustrious a cappella chamber choir, movements from Tallis’s lush, joyous Missa Puer Natus Est plus motets by Sheppard, Tye, White, Byrd and Parsons at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

10/27, 4 PM Leon Botstein conducts the American Symphony Orchestra playing Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony at Symphony Space, $35

10/27, 5 PM Flexible Orchestra’s “Clarinet Madness” at Roulette.

10/27, 7 PM Dolunay – Jenny Luna – voice, percussion; Eylem Basaldi – violin; Adam Good – oud – play Turkish and Balkan music at Barbes.

10/27, 7 PM Armenian jazz musicians Arto Tunçboyaciyan ,Noah Garabedian, Michael Sarian and Tatev & Lucy Yeghiazaryan play a Paul Motian tribute at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

10/27, 7 PM Kristin Slipp (vocals), Joanna Mattrey (viola), and Lucia Stavros (harp) play indie classical and satirical versions of pop songs at Spectrum, $15.

10/27, 7:30 PM at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall pianist Cahill Smith performs a variety of composer Nikolai Medtner’s rarely programmed works, including solo piano music, songs for voice and piano, and chamber music. “This will be the first concert presenting a survey of Medtner’s compositions at Carnegie Hall since the composer’s 1930 concert there”.

10/28,  7 PM dark, eclectic female-fronted acoustic Americana/art-rock band the Sometime Boys at the small room at the Rockwood

10/28, 8 PM Paul Corley’s Disquiet project, Icelandic composer/performers Valgeir Sigurðsson and Daníel Bjarnason and indie classical star violist Nadia Sirota at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

10/28, 10ish delightfully retro 60s psychedelic/chamber pop songwriter Jacco Gardner at Death by Audio, $8

10/29, 6 PM the Horszowski Trio play Joan Tower, John Harbison at the Miller Theatre, free, free drinks at 5:30.

10/29, 7 PM pyrotechnic Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20

10/29-30, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard – alto sax powerhouse Rudresh Mahanthappa’s cutting-edge, Indian-inspired Gamak, $20.

10/29-30, 7:30 PM loopmusic cellist/songwriter Zoe Keating at Subculture, $25.

10/29-30, 8 PM grasscore titans Yonder Mountain String Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $25 adv tix rec.

10/29-11/2, 8:30/11 PM Ron Carter leads his nonet at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/29, 10 PM powerhouse lyricist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper at Pete’s.

10/30, 7 PM cutting-edge jazz oudist/guitarist Jussi Reijonen with guest percussionist Keita Ogawa, plus album-mates pianist Utar Artun, bassist Bruno Råberg, and percussionist Tareq Rantisi at Shapeshifter Lab, $10.

10/30, 7 PM a house concert in Red Hook with sizzling Scandinavian/Americana stringband Northern Roots, $15 goes straight to performers,  email for info/address

10/30, 8/10 PM Eugene Chadbourne joins with most of Bryan & the Haggards for a sick night of Merle Haggard covers at the Stone, $15.

10/30, 8:30 PM an edgy bunch of Bushwick Book Club songwriters – the Snow’s Hilary Downes and Pierre De Gaillande, the Debutante Hour’s Susan Hwang and Mia Pixley, avant guy Jonathan Vincent, noir chanteuses Sweet Soubrette and Jessie Kilguss and others deliver new songs based on My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles, at Sidewalk. “Come hear what happens when brave songwriting minds collide with stories and conversations from this seminal filmmaker, artist and personality. We’re so excited, the only thing that may calm us down is Orson’s favorite meal: 2 steaks cooked rare, 2 baked potatoes, a whole pineapple and a pint of scotch. Of course, we may not be able to get up after this meal, but we’ll play lying down if we have to.”

10/30, 8:30 PM guitarist Assaf Kehati leads his trio  at the Bar Next Door.

10/30, 9 PM deliciously abrasive noiserockers the Sediment Club at Death by Audio

10/31, 1 PM Decoda – James Austin Smith, oboe; Anna Elashvili, violin; Angelia Cho, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello play works by Britten, Kurtag, Mozart and Finzi at Trinity Church, free.

10/31, 7 PM the queen of Coney Island phantasmagoria, Carol Lipnik & Spookarama followed by creepy instrumentalists Villa Delirium at Barbes

10/31, 7 PM NYC’s original circus rock/noir cabaret band, World Inferno at Warsaw, $22.

10/31, 7:30 PM rock en Espanol group – and Elvis Costello collaborators – La Santa Cecilia at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

10/31, 8 PM first-wave LA punks the Dickies – who were surrealistically hilarious back in the day and softened a lot back in the 90s – at the Knitting Factory, $15.

10/31, 9/10:30 PM the Glenn Zaleski Halloween Trio plays piano jazz (the creepy kind?) at the Jazz Gallery, $15 for first set, $10 for the second.

10/31, 11 PM hot new Peruvian surf/psychedelic instrumental band Moneco, fronted by Eva Ayllon guitarist Eric Kurimski at Rodeo Bar.

10/31, 11ish scorching, Radio Birdman-style garage punk with the Mess Around at Hank’s.

11/1, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber group Glass Farm Ensemble plays Drew Krause’s Coil for flute, cello, and piano; Michael Jarrel’s Assonance III for bass clarinet, cello, and piano and trios for flute, bass clarinet, and piano by Jonathan Harvey, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and Yvonne Troxler at Symphony Space, $20.

11/1, starting at noon (ouch)  a bluegrass Day of the Dead at the Bell House with the Hackensaw Boys, Morgan O’kane, sly oldtimey swing crew Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band , country fiddler Melody Allegra , Barefoot and Bankside, and Diamond Eye Jack Super Jam, $14 adv tix rec.

11/1, 11 PM dark intense lyrical southwestern gothic/paisley underground rockers Shanghai Love Motel at the Parkside, $5

11/2, 5 PM pensive, unpretentious, darkly lyrical Steve Earle-ish Americana songwriter Davey O at the small room at the Rockwood

11/2, 6 PM thereminist Carolina Eyck and pianist Christopher Tarnow and Graph Rabbit  perform new pieces for piano and theremin at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery.

11/2, 7 PM throat-singing group Alash and minor-key Balkan/world music jamband Hazmat Modine at le Poisson Rouge, $16 adv tix rec

11/2, 8 PM eclectic jazz vibraphonist Warren Wolf leads his quartet at the Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail.

11/2, 8 PM Shafi Mondol play Indian baul minstrel music – the original freak-folk – at Symphony Space, $30.

11/2, 9 PM an especially good one of Unsteady Freddy’s surf rock bills at Otto’s with the noir Dark City at 9, the surreallistically percussive Bongo Surf at 10 and haunting Greek rembetiko rockers the Byzan-Tones at 11.

11/2, 9/10:30 PM visionary trumpeter Amir ElSaffar leads his quintet with Ole Mathisen – saxophone; John Escreet – Piano; Francois Moutin – bass; Dan Weiss – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

11/2, 10 PM Dahlia Dumont & DecaDence play reggae, French chanson and chamber pop at the Way Station

11/2, 10:30 PM noiserock/noir rock legend Steve Wynn and his killer jamband the Miracle 3 at Bowery Electric $12.

11/2, midnight dark retro Link Wray-influenced surf/soul rockers Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

11/3, 3 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers perform a program of works by composers who influenced, and were influenced by Brahms: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorak, Elgar, Bartok, Schoenberg, Webern, and Brahms himself at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

11/3, 4 PM adventurous chamber ensemble WindSync at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6′s admitted

11/4, 7:30 PM the NY Philharmonic’s Contact series moves downtown to Subculture for a premiere of Essa-Pekka Salonen chamber works introduced by the composer.

11/4, 8 PM Steve Martin’s bluegrass backing band the Steep Canyon Rangers at City Winery,  $20

11/4, 8 PM lush, hypnotic indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth with guest Holly Herndon sing the premiere of Caroline Shaw’s Partita and works by Caleb Burhans, Brad Wells, and William Brittelle at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/4, 8 PM legendary 80s chanteuse and Clash collaborator Ellen Foley doing her Americana rock thing at the Cutting Room, $25 adv tix rec

11/5, 7 PM otherworldly grooves from across the Sephardic diaspora with Rabbi Gad Bouskila, Hazzan Yohai Cohen and the NY Andalus Ensemble at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20.

11/5 7:30 PM cello/accordian duo Wolfgang Panhofer and Alfred Melichar at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req .

11/6, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic bandoneonist JP Jofre with the Attacca Quartet playing Piazzolla’s 5 Tango Sensations at Subculture, $12.

11/6, 9 PM hauntingly energetic klezmer/Eastern European folk band Litvakus at the Way Station.

11/6 9 PM original Runaways frontwoman Cherie Currie at the Gramercy Theatre, $33.50 adv tix rec. For that price, Marie should be there too.

11/7, 1 PM Decoda – Anna Elashvili, violin; Nathan Schram, viola; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello; Angelina Gadeliya, piano play Britten: Lachrymae; Holiday Diary; Suite for Violin and Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano at Trinity Church, free.

11/7, 7 PM lutenist Hopkinson Smith plays works by John Dowland and his baroque contemporaries at the Fabbri Library, 7 E 95th St, $25 tix avail

11/7, 7:30 PM violinist Ryu Goto joins the UNSRC Symphony Orchestra playing Paganini’s first violin concerto at Symphony Space, $30.

11/7, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber stars Ymusic play with a surprise guest, program TBA at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised

11/7, 9/10:30 PM cutting edge new big band jazz with the wildly popular Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at at the Jazz Gallery, $20

11/7, 9:30 PM haunting Americana/Tex-Mex chanteuse/bandleader Patricia Vonne at Hill Country, free. Wow!

11/8, 7 PM irrepressible pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove plays Reflets dans l’Eau (from Images Book 1) by Claude Debussy, Cakewalking (Sorry Claude) by Daniel Felsenfeld, Long Distance Call by Randall Woolf, Disney Remixes by Matt Marks, Piano Miniatures by Mohammed Fairouz, and Feux d’Artifice (from Préludes, Book II) by Claude Debussy. at P.S. 142 on the Lower East Side (100 Attorney Street), $15, all proceeds to benefit the school

11/8, 8 PM bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/8, 8 PM viol quartet Parthenia play Jonathan Pieslak’s Bhakti (1), Unburdening, Gilbert Galindo’s Tierra Magnifica, B. Allen Schulz’s Aspects of a Singularity, David Fetherolf’s Atrytone, for treble and bass viol duo and Frances White’s From a Fairy Tale, at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th St, $20; the program repeats 11/9 at 8  PM at at Waltz-Astoria, 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria

11/8, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at Symphony Space, $25.

11/8, 9:30 PM eclectic, compelling chanteuse Sabrina Lastman leads her south-of-the-equator jazz quintet with Emilio Solla on piano, Meg Okura on violin, Edward Perez on bass and David Silliman on percussion at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St, $20 + 2 drink min

11/8, 11ish southwestern gothic/dark garage rockers Spindrift at Glasslands, $12.

11/9, 7:30 PM the Korean Traditional Music Association celebrates ancient and classic sounds at Symphony Space, $30.

11/10, 10:30 AM (yawn) up-and-coming chamber music competition champs Caroline Goulding, violin and Michael Brown, piano play Bach: Sonata No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016 and Bartók: Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano, BB 84 at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, 165 W 65th St. $22 tix avail, coffee reception to follow

11/10, 2 PM the Lysander Piano Trio plays Haydn: Piano Trio in E Major, Hob. XV:28; Shulamit Ran: Soliloquy; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67; Smetana: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15 at the Tishman Auditorium at the New School, 66 W 12th St., $17.50

11/10, 4 PM celebrated British viol-and-harp consort Fretwork play John Dowland”s Lachrimae and a selection of pavans at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

11/10, 5 PM the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Choir play Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 plus choral works by Part and Mozart at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

11/10, 8 PM string quartet Brooklyn Rider with banjo shredder Bela Fleck at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/10, 8 PM indie art-rock band Loadbang premieres new works by Scott Worthington, Gary Philo, Nate Wooley & Eve Beglarian’s Island of the Sirens at Roulette, $20

11/11, 8 PM North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz premiere the Concierto Cubanero by Cuban guitarist Jose Lezcano with the composer featured as soloist at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway and Columbus), free.

11/11, 9 PM the Brooklyn What - the borough’s most exciting, ferociously tuneful, amusingly insightful anti-gentrification rockers at the Mercury, $10

11/12, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Reisinger, drums and electronics; Dave Liebman, saxophones at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req.

11/13, 9 PM eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen - who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads – at Spike Hill

11/14, 1 PM Grace Cho and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, piano; NOVUS NY ensemble members Owen Dalby, violin; Alexandra Sopp, flute play Britten: Mazurka Elegiaca, Op. 23, No. 2; Gemini Variations; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos at Trinity Church, free.

11/14, 10 PM transgressive comedic agitator Tammy Faye Starlite & the Hebrew Ladies play Iggy Pop’s Kill City album in its entirety at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec

11/14-16 & 11/19 the NY Philharmonic play Christopher Rouse: Oboe Concerto (with Liang Wang, oboe; NY premiere; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan (with Glenn Dicterow, violin) at Avery Fisher Hall

11/15 retro 80s goth/synthrock/darkwave band Eraas at St. Vitus

11/15 noir Spector-esque chamber pop/psych band Gringo Star at the Cameo Galley.

11/15, 7:30 PM Malian chanteuse Rokia Traore plays Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway/60th, $25

11/15, 7:30 PM the Hagen Quartett play Beethoven and other composers at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/16, 8 PM brilliant Iranian kamancheh improviser/composer Kayhan Kalhor (of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble) and Ali Bahrami Fard perform original compositions from their recent album I Will Not Stand Alone. at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs.

11/16, 8 PM the Orlando Consort sing a program inspired by “Machaut’s extraordinary Le voir dit, the improbable (and possibly autobiographical) love story of an aging poet and his young admirer, widely considered one of the great works of the Middle Ages” at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St., $35 tix avail.

11/16, 9ish perennially vital CBGB-era psychedelic punks Band of Outsiders and dark Swedish garage/psych rockers the Plastic Pals at the Ding Dong Lounge, 106th/Columbus Ave.

11/17, 3 PM maestro Barbara Yahr leads the Greenwich Village Orchestra with guest violinist Itamar Zorman playing Moshe Moshe Zorman — Galilean Suite; Tchaikovsky — Romeo and Juliet, fantasy overture; Brahms — Violin Concerto at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

11/20, 7 PM Hawaiian guitar music with Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20

11/20, 7:30 PM Alan Feinberg, piano; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Ursula Oppens, piano with the Brentano String Quartet play Charles Wuorinen works for solo piano and string quartet at the Morgan Library, $35

11/20, 8 PM Rachel Calloway, soprano; Olivia de Prato, violin; Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman play works by microtonal composer Georg Friedrich Haas at the Miller Theatre, $35/$25 stu.

11/21, 1 PM acclaimed, eclectic cellist Matt Haimovitz plays works by Higdon, Britten and others plus a Berio Sequenza at Trinity Church, free

11/21, 7 PM History of Tango with Quintet of the Americas (wind ensemble), Polly Ferman (piano) and Daniel Binelli (bandoneon) play music by Piazzolla, Mores, others and new works by Daniel Binelli  at Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Ave, Manhattan.

11/22, 7 PM Elevator Repair Service theater ensemble presents readings of Edgar Allan Poe, accompanied by a live sound score at the  Morgan Library, $25.

11/21 7:30 PM violinist/impresario Gil Morgenstern joins with pianist Rieko Aizawa, and actor Rob Breckenridge for a theatrically intense exploration of “beauty born of terror” with music of Pärt, Schulhoff, Chen Yi, Poulenc and Messiaen at the World School (259 10th Ave, $35/$15 stud

11/22, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Muthspiel’s Vienna World -Wolfgang Muthspiel, guitars and voice; Becca Stevens, voice; Billy Childs, piano at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/22, 8 PM Cesar Reyes plays music of Lecuona, Lavista and Diez-Nieto at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village.

11/22-23, 8 PM the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis collaborates with Indian jazz orchestra the Sachal Jazz Ensemble at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center – amazing – a cross-cultural cross-pollination not to be missed.

11/23, 2 PM up-and-coming Brazilian pianist Aleyson Scopel plays works by Mozart, Schubert and the world premiere of J. Almeida Prado’s (1943-2010) Cartas Celestes XV – Celestial Charts XV at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall

11/23, 8/10 PM vibraphonist Chris Dingman’s Subliminal & Sublime project at Subculture, $15.

11/23, 9ish dark atmospheric anthemic chanteuse Basia Bulat at Bowery Ballroom

11/24 pianist Alessio Bax plays Liszt’s “Dante” Sonata at Alice Tully Hall.

11/24, 4 PM a Roswell Rudd tribute with an all-star cast: John Medeski ,Steven Bernstein ,Bob Dorough ,Richard Hammond ,Fay Victor ,Michael Doucet , Rolf Sturm ,Heather Masse ,Ivan Rubenstein-Gillis , and the NYC Labor Chorus with Reggie Bennet at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec.

11/25-27 lyrical pianist Fred Hersch & guitarist Julian Lage playing duets from their fantastically low-key duo album at the Blue Note

12/5, 1 PM Decoda – Owen Dalby, violin; Anna Elashvili, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Claire Bryant, cello play Britten: Quartet No. 3 for Strings, Op. 94; Berg: Lyric Suite at Trinity Church, free.

12/7, 7 PM great guitarist Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Quintet at le Poisson Rouge, $35 adv tix req

12/7, 8 PM new music from Iran and Syria with Saeid Shanbezadeh plus eclectic Syrian saxophonist Basel Rajoub, percussionist Naguib Shanbehzadeh, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh; trumpet player Basel Rajoub; and Tunisian violinist Jasser Haj Youssef at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs.

12/7, 11 PM phenomenally fun, intense, noir-tinged oldschool soul siren Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes at the Mercury, $15 adv tix a must, this will sell out

12/8, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra’s annual family-friendly holiday concert: GVO’s Gary Dranch will be on hand to play Rossini’s Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra, and everyone can try an instrument at the post-concert Instrument Petting Zoo, at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

12/8, 8 PM jazz-tinged Persian/Syrian trio Sound: The Encounter with Saeid Shanbehzadeh on neyanban (Iranian bagpipe), neyjoti (flute), boogh horns, dance, and vocals; Basel Rajoub on saxophones, duclar; Naguib Shanbehzadeh on dammam, percussion at Alwan for the Arts, $20

12/10,6 PM Yarn/Wire play works by Eric Wubbels, Alex Mincek, Mei-Fang Lin and others at the Miller Theatre, free, free drinks at 5:30.

12/11, 7 PM  well-known gems of the 17th century Baroque by Bilber, Bertali, and Muffat as well as recently discovered anonymous works that reside at Kromeriz in the Czech Republic, performed by Tatiana Daubek, Leon Schelhase and Beiliang Zhu at the Czech Center 321 E 73rd St, free

12/15, 4 PM well-loved a-cappella quartet Anonymous 4 sing medieval music from England, France and Spain at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

12/28, 9 PM charming female-fronted oldschool soul/swing combo Lake Street Dive at the Bell House $15 adv tix rec

12/30-31 9ish Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail or $60 2-night tix avail.

25 Years Worth of Big Sandy Come to the Bell House

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys celebrate their 25th anniversary with a Brooklyn show at around 10 at the Bell House on Sept 15; advance tix are $12, cheaper than they were the night the band opened for Link Wray at Bowery Ballroom on 9/9/99. They also have an intriguing, almost all-acoustic new album, What a Dream It’s Been. Robert “Big Sandy” Williams’ misty, eclectic, retro soul-infused vocal delivery is as strong as ever and the playing is sensational. As stripped-down as these songs are, there’s nothing here that would make you wish for an amp or two to give the guitars or Ashley Kingman’s mandolin some sustain, and flesh these diverse songs out. Who knew that Big Sandy would be just as nimble and unpredictably entertaining an acoustic guitarist as he is on electric, or that he would have a thing for classic reggae and rocksteady?

The songs are a mix of band favorites from throughout their career. They do Baby Baby Me with a muted 50s calypso feel, with a droll one-drop from drummer Joe Perez on the turnaround – it reminds of Simon & the Bar Sinisters with Simon in his crooner mood. This Ain’t a Good Time goes the vintage C&W route with Big Sandy in George Jones mode. Missouri Gal becomes an acoustic Cool Jerk soul jump with dobro and resonator guitar, a wry reminder that there will always be “a lot of things that are really great in the land they call the Show Me State.”

With just Big Sandy’s vocals, sparse cymbals and Jeff West’s bass, Don’t Desert Me is their equivalent of Elvis’ veriosn of the Fever. The best song here is a shuffling Tex-Mex version of the murder-suicide ballad Nothing to Lose.

Glad When I’m Gone, done as a raucous hillbilly shuffle, features chanteuse Grey DeLisle on soaring harmony vocals – she also duets on the torchy, swinging title track, which closes the album. Parts Unknown gets reinvented as acoustic Smokey Robinson, while the stripped-down arrangement of You Mean Too Much to Me can’t strip out the feel of the honkytonk where “the innuendo flows like honey from a tree.” They turn I Know I’ve Loved You Before into classic mid 60s style rocksteady – practically a dead ringer for the Maytals before they were Toots & the Maytals – evoke Ike Turner on the motoring Three Years Blind and then channel Hank Williams on If I Knew Now What I Knew Then. Sixty years and more of Americana reinvented with energy and imagination as if the band was just discovering this stuff – they sound as fresh as they were when they started, no worse for all those years on the road.

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