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New York City and Brooklyn Live Music Calendar for June and July 2016

by delarue

Daily updates. Believe it or not, summer outdoor concert series are still being announced: you might want to bookmark this page and check back every so often. If you don’t recognize a venue where a particular act is playing, check the comprehensive, recently updated list of over 200 New York City music venues at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

This is not a list of every show in town – it’s a carefully handpicked selection. If this calendar seems short on praise for bands and artists, it’s because every act here is recommended if you like their particular kind of music. Many different styles to choose from here, something for everyone

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

On select Thursdays and Sundays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Upcoming: Mozart and Beethoven on July 21 at 7 PM and July 24 at 4. Waiting in the wings: Brahms, Tchaikovsky (!), Dvorak (!). Sugg don $10 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

Mondays in June, 7 and 9 PM, erudite pianist Orrin Evans‘ richly tuneful, purist, stampeding Captain Black Big Band at Smoke

Mondays at 7 PM multi-instrumentalist Dennis Lichtman’s popular western swing band Brain Cloud at Barbes followed at 9:30 PM by a variety of south-of-the-border-style bands playing cumbias, boogaloo, salsa, maybe all of the above.

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 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 at 9 PM erudite, purist torchy jazz chanteuse Svetlana & the Delancey 5 at the Back Room, 102 Norfolk St just north of Delancey St, free

Mondays at 10 noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the big room at the Rockwood

Also Mondays in June, Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting at 10:30 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. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with frequent special guests.

Tuesdays in June, 8:30 PM the George Gee Swing Orchestra play surprising new arrangements of old big band standards at Swing 46, 349 W 46th St,  $15

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

Tuesdays in June, 9 PM a high-energy bluegrass twinbill with the harmony-driven NYCity Stompers and the fiddle-fueled Melody Allegra Band at American Beauty, 251 W 30th St., free

Wednesdays at Sidewalk, 6 PM Jamie Kilstein – the fearlessly political Jello Biafra of jamband rock – inspires the masses with his intense funky songs

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.

Fridays and Saturdays at 5 PM adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel plus frequent special guests playing a mix of classical and more contemporary mateiral at the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

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

Fridays at around 9:30 PM Bulgarian Romany sax legend Yuri Yunakov with his wild but haunting band at Mehanata

Three Saturdays in June: 6/4, 6/11 and 6/18 at 4 PM at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays 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 3 PM at the Stone a rotating cast of familiar faces from John Zorn’s circle perform from Zorn’s characteristically exhaustive, marathon collection of 300 works titled Bagatelles, recently composed between March and May 2015. “Each concert will be introduced by John Zorn, often in conversation with the musicians,” $15

Sundays in June, 7 PM spine-tinglingm darkly mystical art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop songwriter Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – at Pangea

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.

On the first and third Sunday of every month, Big Wrench Piano Care presents a free live show at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn featuring a vintage electric piano from their shop. Jazz musicians play genuine action-based analog pianos, such as a Fender Rhodes or Wurlitzer. Upcoming: first-class performers: 6.5 lyrical latin jazz maven Bennett Paster on a Wurlitzer EP with Jim Whitney on bass and Joe Strasser on drums; 6/19 saxophonist Michael Blake with Richard Bennett on a vintage keyboard tbd.

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

Sundays at Barbes at around 9:30 PM paradigm-shifting Romany jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel – who blends Django with ominous Pink Floyr art-rock and growling post-Velvets psychedelia.

6/1, 7 PM acclaimed Mexican poet and folk music legend Zenen Zeferino with NYC’s only original son jarocho party band, Radio Jarocho at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $15

6/1, 7 PM catchy, soul-infused female-fronted existentialist parlor pop mavens Sweet Soubrette at Shrine

6/1, 7 PM Bat for Lashes at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity in downtown Brooklyn is sold out

6/1, 7:30 PM terse, enigmatic original jazz songs from eclectic songstress Gracie Terzian followed at 10 ($10 separate adm) by postbop alto sax powerhouse Hailey Niswanger and her combo at Club Bonafide, $15

6/1, 7:30 PM Charles Wuorinen conducts his own work with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott as soloist in a performance by the Orchestra of the League of Composers including works by Huck Hudge, Felipe Lara and Paul Moravec at the Miller Theatre, $25/$15 stud/srs 

6/1, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Troost in Greenpoint.. 6/16 at 9 they’re at at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts

6/1, 9 PM purist, straightforward, warmly tuneful front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternber followed at 9:30 by dark oldtimey songwriter Feral Foster at the Jalopy, free

6/1, 11 PM explosive Neil Y/Crazy Horse-ish sounds and slinky desert rock with guitarist Marco with Love at the Cutting Room, $10 adv tix rec

6/2, noon, popular 80s vocoder comedy-soul ac tZapp (without Roger, sadly) at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn

6/2, 7:30 PM eclectic Austrian jazz guitarist Andy Manndorf plays a rare solo show at at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St. just off 5th, free but res req

6/2, 8 PM thoughtful newschool Americana songstress Kristin Andreassen followed by fun, edgy, eclectic bluegrass/newgrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers – Steve Martin’s backing unit – at City Winery, $25 standing room avail.

6/2, 8 PM at Alwan for the Arts “Innov Gnawa will be performing a “Chaabana”, a “lila” that takes place during the month of Chaaban, which precedes the fasting month of Ramadan. For the Gnawa, Ramadan is so sacred that only silence, solitude and contemplation are what could be in deference to it, making a “Chaabana” even more vigorous in its intensity,” $20/$15 stud/srs

6/2, 8 PM bristling pan-latin acoustic guitar fireworks with the Aquiles Baez Trio with special guest cantante Claudia Acuña at Drom, $15 adv tix req

6/2, 8 PM violinist Jennifer Choi and hypnotic percussion ensemble Talujon present an evening of works celebrating the Javanese gamelan, featuring compositions by Lou Harrison, Nick Brooke and others at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

6/2, 8 PM Brazilian percussionist Sergio Krakowski leads his low-key noir guitar combo at National Sawdust, $20 adv tix recs

6/2, 8:30 PM edgy updates on haunting old klezmer sounds: the Jeff Warschauer/Deborah Strauss duo and,colorful drummer Aaron Alexander & friends at the Jalopy, $15

6/2, 9 PM edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at at Pete’s

6/2, 9:30 PM oldschool C&W bandleader Jack Grace’s legendary 90s jamband Steak at Hank’s note $10 cover

6/2, 10 PM intense, intricately orchestrated, low register-loving psycho mambo band Gato Loco at Barbes

6/3, 8 PM adventurous indie classical string quartet Brooklyn Rider plays rock – seriously – at National Sawdust, $25

6/3, 7:30/9 PM the mighty sixteen-piece, accordion-spiced cumbia-jazz Gregorio Uribe Big Band , at Ginny’s Suppper Club, $20

6/3, 8:30 PM Certain General guitarslinger Phil Gammagand his Quartet followed by the Carvels and then darkly fiery psychedelic garage rockers the Electric Mess at Hank’s, note $8 cover

6/3, 9 PM enigmatically careening, intense female-fronted power trio Castle Black  at Leftfield. 6/12 they’re at Paperbox, time TBA; 6/14 they’re at Bowery Electric.

6/3, 10 PM this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

6/3, 10:30 PM the catchy, Booker T-esque Jared Gold/Dave Gibson organ/trombone soul-jazz band at the Fat Cat

6/3, 11 PM awesome Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Anbessa Orchestra, f.k.a. Lions record a live album to two-inch tape at Chemistry Creative, 305 Ten Eyck St. (Waterbury/Bogart) Bushwick, L to Morgan Ave. 6/6, 11 PM they’re at the small room at the Rockwood at 11.

6/4, 3-10 PM Choralfest featuring dozens of top choral groups from NYC and outlying areas performing a marathon daylong festival, featuring the University at Buffalo Choir, Promise Church Children’s Choir from Flushing, Suffolk Singers of Suffolk County, Manhattan’s C4: The Choral Composer-Conductor Collective, La Guardia High School Women’s Chorus of Queens, eVoco Voice Collective from Garden City, Manhattan’s Ghostlight and Lavender Light and The Canticum Novum Singers. Peter Schickele narrates the final satirical work, at Symphony Space, free, complete program is here 

6/4, 4 PM quirkily cinematic, psychedelic, family-friendly instrumentalists Songs for Unusual Creatures, followed at 8 by Balkan-inspired trumpet/accordion duo Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell playing their haunting new Edgar Allen Poe-inspired suite, and at 10 by epic, sweeping, adventurous Sinaloa-style mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

6/4, 5 PM a veteran jazz summit unequalled anywhere in NYC this year: McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter and Roy Haynes leading their respective groups at Central Park Summerstage

6/4, 7:30 PM dusky, hauntingly jangly southwestern gothic/psychedelic rockers Super Sonic Octopus – like an Arizona border version of Plan 9 – at Drom, $10, followed at 9:30 PM (separate $10 adv tix req) by fearlessly political, globally-focused French/Middle Eastern/American Mediterranean funk/hip-hop band Atlas Soul and then at 11 by legendary Pakistani singer Ustad Naseeruddin Saami and his ensemble ($20 adv tix req) at Drom

6/4, 7:30 PM feral New Orleans blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine play the album release show for their new one at the Poisson Rouge, $16 adv tix rec

6/4, 9 PM M  ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band  at the Jalopy, $10

6/4, 8:30 PM  hard-hitting, brass-fueled newschool latin soul/boogaloo dance band Spanglish Fly at the Lively

6/4, 9 PM powerful, adventurous soul-insired belter Xenia Rubinos at Baby’s All Right, $12

6/4, 9 PM cleverly lyrical, coolly intriguing jazz chanteuse Dorian Devins leads her trio at Bar Thalia adjacent to Symphony Space, free. 6/29, 6 PM she leads a quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $9 includes a drink

6/4, 10 PM Nashville gothic duo Jack & Eliza followed by tersely Lynchian songwriter Holly Miranda at Arlene’s, $15

6/4, 11 PM funny/serious Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts at Union Hall, $10

6/4, 11 PM Thunda Vida play roots reggae classics and originals at Silvana

6/4, 11:30 PM grittily tuneful, 3rd generation Stooges-influenced rockers Swanky Tiger atat the Mercury, $10

6/4, 1:30 AM (actually wee hours of 6/5) powerhouse tenor saxophonist Eric Wyatt leads his feral postbop quartet at Smalls

6/5, 4 PM  violinist Rolf Schulte joined by noted pianist Wayne Weng for a performance of sonatas by Schubert and Brahms at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library

6/5, 7 PM S ethereal, raptly haunting singer Sara Serpa and tersely lyrical guitarist André Matos play a rare duo show at the Rockwood

6/5, 8 PM guitarist Sean Moran’s Sun Tiger with cellist Hank Roberts, and Vinnie Sperrazza(drums).at Barbes followed at 9 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

6/5, 10 PM stoner 70s Murder City style rockers Sun Voyager followed by murderously good post-Sabbath twin-guitar metal band Slow Season at the Acheron, $7

6/5, 10 PM darkly rustic Brazilian rainforest folk (and John Zorn covers) with Forro in the Dark at Manhattan Inn, free

6/5, 11 PM fearlessly political, globally-focused French/Middle Eastern/American Mediterranean funk/hip-hop band Atlas Soul at Shrine

6/5 star indie classical violist and WQXR personality Nadia Sirota plays music of Bermel, Greenstein, Vrebalov, and Theofanidis at the Poisson Rouge

6/6, 6:30 PM one of the most interestingly lyrical, eclectic young jazz guitarists around, Dave Juarez leads his trio at the Bar Next Door, free

6/6, 7 PM a rare solo show from ex-Red Molly multi-instrumentalist and brilliant folk noir songwriter Carolann Solebello at Silvana

6/6, 8 PM plushly Lynchian oldtimey swing with Heather Holloway and the Heebie Jeebies at Radegast Hall

6/6, 8 PM intriguing postminimalist/postrock/indie classical crew Tigue Percussion play the album release show for their new one Surfaces at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

6/6, 9 PM ambitious vibraphonist/composer Behn Gillece and his tunefully expansive postbop group at the Fat Cat

6/6 10:30 PM lyrical tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry leads a rare trio set at Smalls

6/7, 6 PM composer and soprano Kate Soper joins the Mivos Quartet for a performance of her vocal/string work Nadja, utlilizing lyrics by Tennyson, Ovid, and Breton at the Miller Theatre, free

6/7, 7 PM slinky, haunting, jaunty mostly-female klezmer/latin jamband Isle of Klezbos atat Joe’s Pub, $20

6/7, 7 PM French vocalist and violinist Eleonore Biezunski, accordionist Patrick Farrell and bass player Jordan Morton play classic and new klezmer tunes plus French cafe music followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party  at Barbes

6/7, 8 PM powerful, eclectic singers Alexis Thomason, Lizzie & the Makers’ Lizzie Edwards, Toot Sweet’s Mary Spencer Knapp and American Ambulance’s Pete Cenedella with Ray Kubian perform Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde backed by much of the same band that made last year’s Young Marble Giants cover night so much fun, at Hifi Bar, free

6/7-12, 8/10 PM ace jazz cellist Erik Friedlander – equally adept at haunting cantorially-inspired themes, jaunty Colombian folk tunes and otherworldly avant garde sounds – plays a weeklong stand at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: opening night at 10 with the distinctive and often similarly haunting Sylvie Courvoisier on piano and Ikue Mori on electronics

6/7-11, 8:30/10:30 PM explosive postbop showdown: Terell Stafford (trumpet) with Tim Warfield (tenor sax) Bruce Barth (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Billy Williams (drums) at the Vanguard, $25

6/7, 10 PM eclectic indie classical/art-rock bassist Eleonore Oppenheim plays the album release show for her new one at Trans-Pecos, $15

6/7, 10:30 PM ageless reggae/jamband rock pioneer Chukka Riddim celebrates his 60th birthday with a show at the Bitter End. At least he’s still at it.

6/8, 7:30 PM Ana Popovic – the Serbian Stevie Ray Vaughan – at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

6/8, 7:30 PM unstoppable indie classical chamber group Cadillac Moon Ensemble premieres Patrick Castillo’s To Hear You Tell It, Fjóla Evans’s Warp Threads, and Leah Asher’s In summary, In error and also revisit an old favorite from 2008, Maritime Suite by Travis Weller. at the DiMenna Center, $15/$10 stud/srs

6/8, 7:30 PM catchy, funky, Afrobeat-influened hornp-driven jams with the People’s Champs at the corner of Willoughby and Pearl Sts. in downtown Brooklyn, free

6/8, 8 PM eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leads his Tango Quartet at Barbes

6/8, 8 PM simmeringly intense African-born acoustic groove songwriter/chanteuse Nneka at Drom $15 adv tix req

6/8, 8 PM state-of-the-art, lyrical postbop alto sax powerhouse Mike DiRubbo leads his quintet with the similarly lyrical Brian Charette on organ at Club Bonafide, $120

6/8, 8:30 PM oldschool soul icons Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

6/8, 10 PM noir Americana/creepy circus rock icons O’Death at Brooklyn Bowl, $12 adv tix rec

6/8, 11 PM first-wave UK punk legends the Anti-Nowhere League at Grand Victory, $20

6/9, 8 PM Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies followed by Americana chamber pop band Goldfeather (fronted by violinist Sarah Goldfeather) at Barbes

6/9, 8 PM the Bushwick Book Club – a collective of incredibly diverse, typically excellent songwriters including irrepressibly fun ringleader Susan Hwang, the haunting Jessie Kilguss, and parlor pop mavens Sweet Soubrette – play new songs inspired by David Lynch’s Catching the Big Fish, plus new dance works, at CounterEvolution, 37 W 17th St., 2nd floor, sugg don

6/9, 8 PM popular newgrass/freak folk crew the Cave Singers at the Mercury. $15. 6/10, 10 PM they’re at Baby’s All Right,same price

6/9-11, 8 PM Martin Halpern‘s serio-comic chamber opera “The Damned Thing”- how do you build something with a crucial piece missing? Maybe you try to build without it? Pandemonium ensues! with singers Alisa Peterson, Peter Ludwig, Jim Trainor, pianist: Earl Buys, at Church of Saint Gregory the Great, 144 W 90th St, $22 

6/9, 9:20 (that’s what the flyer says) phantasmagorical Nashville circus punks Fable Cry and then at 9:55 PM by growling, goth-tinged post-new waversOf Clocks & Clouds at Matchless, $10. At 4:30 PM Fable Cry are back there the following afternoon, 6/10 for the same deal. The same day they’re headlining a killer bill at Rock Shop which starts at 6:15 PM with explosive art-rockers You Bred Raptors, followed by Providence band Wild Sun, Illinois’ Flannel Mouth, Of Clocks & Clouds, Manic Pixi, and Fable Cry at around 10.

6/9, 10:30 PM noir-inclined, cinematic saxophonist-bandleader Nick Hempton and his quintet at Smalls

6/10, 7 PM Polish folk-punk/circus rock band Hanbal make their NYC debut, $15 adv tix req, followed eventualy at 11:30 by wild DC Romany/bhangra/hard funk brass band Black Masala, $10 separate adm

6/10, 7 PM “New York’s Infrequent Seams record label presents three nights of experimental music in Williamsburg” at the Firehouse Space. Devin Maxwell’s cd release; Red Desert Ensemble (Devin Maxwell / Katie Porter); trombone innovator Jen Baker’s Polyverse Ensemble with saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock & singer Anais Maviel; Providence Research Ensemble with the Czech Republic’s Lucie Vitkova and bassist James Ilgenfritz

6/10, 8 PM haunting, Lynchian noir soundtrack composer/guitarist Ben Von Wildenhaus with Ozan Aksoy (percussion) and Jude Webre (bass) at Bellocq 104 West St, Greenpoint. 6/10 he’s at Troost at 10ish with Clara Kennedy (vocals), Robin McMillan (drums), and Jude Webre

6/10, 8 PM indie classical chamber group Wet Ink Ensemble plays premieres by Bryn Harrison, Eric Wubbels, Alex Mincek, Evan Johnson, and Erin Gee feat. trumpeter Michael Ibrahim & singer Kate Soper, soloists at St. Peter’s Church, 346 W 20th St, $10, students free

6/10, 8 PM cellist Hank Roberts’ edgy jazz sextet at the Owl

6/10, 9 PM mysterious purist Brooklyn surf rockers the Tiki Brothers at Freddy’s

6/10, 9 PM savagely relevant, lyrical southwestern gothic/dark NYC rockers Shanghai Love Motel at Connolly’s, 121 W 4tth St., $tba

6/10, 10 PM electric oldschool C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts at Barbes

6/10, 11 PM high-energy soul-rockers (and Brooklyn What spinoff) No Ice followed eventually at around 1 AM by haphazardly dark punk/noise/indie band No One & the Somebodies at the Gutter

6/10, midnight eneloping, high-energy dreampop and shoegaze with Dead Leaf Echo at Alphaville

6/10 the Subhumans at St. Vitus are sold out

6/11, 7 PM Hollywood’s Dan Finnerty leads his savagely hilarious top 40 parody group the Dan Band at Joe’s Pub, $20

6/11, 10:30 AM indie classical chamber group Wet Ink Ensemble plays premieres by Bryn Harrison, Eric Wubbels, Alex Mincek,Evan Johnson, and Erin Gee St. Peter’s Church, 346 W 20th St, free

6/11, 2 PM  jangly, plaintively propulsive female-fronted new wave-ish power trio Flowers at Rough Trade, free. Later that night they’re at Cake Shop, $10

6/11, 5 PM in reverse order: slinky African sounds with 75 Dollar Bill, soaring classical/avant garde singer Daisy Press with Bernhard Lang, and the Diamond Terrifier/M.Beharie/VHVL/Don Devore noise quartet at Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St. Long Island City, 7 train to Court Sq., free

6/11, 5ish legendary British reggae-funk band Cymande at Central Park Summerstage

6/11, 6 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) –reinvent classic and obscure Satie chamber pieces as well as rare compositions by his obscure contemporaries – followed at 8 by sultry retro Franco-American torch jazz/chamber pop/ukulele swing band les Chauds Lapins at Barbes

6/11, 7ish epic minor-key New Orleans blues/klezmer/soca/reggae jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

6/11, 7 PM ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene followed by early 90s Warped Tour-style punk-popsters Evil Jake playing a benefit for organ donors at Webster Hall, $10 adv tix req.

6/11, 7 PM edgy, careening Israeli/Middle Eastern psychedelic guitarist Yonatan Gat at Baby’s All Right, $12

6/11, 7 PM “New York’s Infrequent Seams record label presents three nights of experimental music in Williamsburg” at the Firehouse Space. Night two features Philip White: solo electronics; Hate Speech: Charlie Looker / Jeremiah Cymerman; Seth Parker Woods: works by Louis Andriessen, Jürg Frey, Klaus Lang, Matthias Pintscher; Anagram Ensemble: works by James Ilgenfritz, Natacha Diels, Elliott Sharp

6/11, 7:30 PM Amy Allison – who’s been playing all sors of rare gems from her eclectic, brilliantly lyrical Americana rock and classic C&W catalog – at Dixon Place

6/11, 8 PM smart, terse, jangly jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi leads his bassless quartet playing the album release show for his new one at Greenwich House Music School, $15/$12 stud/srs

6/11, 9 PM acid punks Giorgio Murderer followed by well-loved garage-psych bandleader King Khan & the Shrines at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

6/11, 9 PM trippy oldschool Scratch Perry style dub reggae with twin-trombone band Super Hi-Fi at Bar Chord

6/11, 9 PM Mac McCarty’s fearlessly political, Celtic-tinged, anthemic folk noir/acoustic punk group the Kidd Twist Band at Sidewalk

6/11, 9 PM violinist Pauline Kim throws a chaconne bash at Spectrum with Bach-inspired works by John King, Annie Gosfield, Yoon-Ji Lee and Elizabeth Hoffman, $15

6/11, 10 PM bassist Dana Schechter’s ominously atmospheric instrumental soundtrack project Insect Ark at the Acheron, $10

6/12, 3 PM the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra play Debussy’s Nocturnes and Franck’s Symphony in D Minor at Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Pl (8th Ave/Prospect Park West), Park Slope, $20/$15 stud/srs, any train to Grand Army Plaza

6/12, 3 PM NYC’s most renowned avant garde crooner, Theo Bleckmann sings a program TBA at the Noguchi Museum,  9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City, free w/museum adm

6/12, 6 PM the haunting, harmonically rich all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache at LIC Bar

6/12, 6  PM smart, catchy, purist, sometimes devastatingly funny acoustic pop songwriter Elisa Peimer plays the album release show for her new one at First Acoustics at First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont St at Monroe Place, Brookliyn Heights, closest train is actually the 2/3 to Clark St., $10 includes yummy vegetarian food

6/12, 7 PM Ragged Silk – singer Juliane Jones, Zhou Yi (pipa) and Yueqin Eugenie Chen (ruan) play ancient and current Chinese classical and folk sounds at the big room at the Rockwood, $20

6/12, 7 PM  “New York’s Infrequent Seams record label presents three nights of experimental music in Williamsburg” at the Firehouse Space. Night three features Anagram Ensemble: works by James Ilgenfritz, Pauline Oliveros, Jürg Frey, Charles Waters, Devin Maxwell, Lucie Vitkova, Jonah Rosenberg

6/12, 8 PM elegant, ethereal art-rock/chamber pop violinist Concetta Abbate solo at Chinatown Soup, 16B Orchard St. just north of Canal.

6/12, 8 PM ageless, filthy oldschool punk/powerpop band Custard Wally – sort of the Blowfly of NYC punk rock – at Otto’s

6/12, 9:30 PM swirly shoegaze/goth band Dead Leaf Echo play an ambient set at Pete’s

6/12, 11 PM trippy, cinematic, Lynchian synth-horror duo the Casket Girls at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

6/13, 6 PM Yemeni singer and oud player Abdulrahman AlAkhfash plays a rarely-heard program of solo traditional music at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museuma adm

6/13, 7:30 PM the Big Sing at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, free: Kent Tritle hosts 300+ NYC singers from at least a dozen first-class choirs performing favorites including “Dona nobis pacem” from Bach’s Mass in B Minor, the central movement of Brahm’s German Requiem, “He Watching Over Israel” from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and more, full list of artists here

6/13, 7 PM chamber jazz bandleader/chanteuse Becca Stevens and her band play her bday show at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

6/13, 7:30 PM a benefit for a new grand piano at Upper Westside classical hotspot Music Mondays with the Claremont Trio, the Deanna Witkowski Trio and fellow pianist Aaron Wunsch playing works by Dvorak, Chopin and Robert Patterson plus original jazz compositions at Advent Church, 93rd/Broadway, sugg don.

6/13, 8 PM haunting Britfolk/chamber pop/jazz chanteuse Amanda Thorpe leads a three-guitar trio with Steven Butler and Don Piper at Hifi Bar

6/13, 8/10:30 PM conscious hip-hop bandleader Talib Kweli with his group at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

6/14, 7 PM International Contemporary Ensemble premieres first-rate indie classical composer Ashley Fure’s twisted opera “The Force of Things” at the Abrons Arts Center, free

6/14, 7:30 PM a pickup chamber group with extraordinary clarinetist Vasko Dukovski play Julia Wolfe’s chilling Cruel Sister plus works by Ives and Vaughan Williams at Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free

6/14 this era’s most relevant, intense, vividly cinematic large jazz ensemble, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society playing material from their long-awaited, conspiracy theory-themed forthcoming album, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

6/14-20, 8/10:30 PM everybody’s favorite jazz bassist Christian McBride leads his quartet at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

6/14, 9 PM bass goddess Felice Rosser’s dub-influenced reggae-rock band Faith at Hifi Bar

6/15, 6 PM cantorial and hasidic vocal stars: cantors Netanel Hershtik and Joseph Malovany, Yanky Lemmer of the NY Klezmer Allstars, ortnodox pop star Lipa Schmeltzer, the Israeli-inflected Maccabeats, Zusha, and special guest actor/crooner Dudu Fisher at Central Park Summerstage

6/15-19 arguably the most individualistic, compelling pianist in jazz right now, Vijay Iyer leads his trio, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

6/15, 8 PM an allstar band plays Squeeze’s Argybargy and West Side Story in their entirety at Hifi Bar, free. Check out this awesome lineup: Rembert Block, Tom Shad, Dave Derby,  C.P Roth, Lizzie Edwards, Erica Smith, Beth Wawerna, Tommy Devito , John Merjave, Dave Foster, Mike Messer, Karlee Devito, John Brodeur , Chadbourne Oliver, Alexis Thomason, Lane Steinberg, Verena Wiesendanger, Dave Derby and Tom Clark

6/15, 8 PM epic, original, intense original Balkan sounds from Raya Brass Band and the organ-fueled Choban Elektrik – the Balkan Doors – at Friends & Lovers

6/15, 8 PM sweeping, cinematic French band General Elektriks at Drom, free

6/15, 8:30 PM moody, kinetically cinematic third-stream pianist Romain Collin leads his trio at Iridium

6/15, 9 PM moodily lyrical, politically savvy Irish folk-rocker Niall Connolly at the small room at the Rockwood. He’s also here on 6/22

6/15, 10 PM oldschool, jangly purist surf sounds with the Supertones followed by the majestic, cinematic TarantinosNYC at Sidewalk

6/15, 10 PM second-wave Afrobeat cult heroes Antibalas at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix req

6/15, 10 PM irrepressible, politically aware French avant rock singer Emilie Lesbros aka Miss Elie Sorbsel at Black Bear Bar in Williamsburg

6/16, 7 PM well-loved 90s goth/noise purveyors Blonde Redhead at Red Hook Park

6/16, 7 PM haunting klezmer/Sephardic/Balkan/blues violinist Michelle Alany & Nefresh Barbes

6/16, 7 PM darkly atmospheric Canadian jazz guitarist/oudist Gordon Grdina leads his oud trio at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

6/16, 7 PM haunting new music chorale The Crossing joins with the Prism Sax Quartet to premiere Gavin Bryars’ elegaic The Fifth Century, inspired by Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations, plus other new works by Bryars and Tomo Korvits at Trinity Church, $30

6/16, 7:30 PM klezmer string band madness with Susan Leviton, Lauren Brody & Jake Shulman-Ment at the Jalopy, $15

6/16, 8 PM the klezmer show of the year: original klezmer punks the Klezmatics, hauntingly lyrical, politically fearless bandleader/songwriter Daniel Kahn and coyly psychedelic Soviet pop revivalists Svetlana & the Eastern Blokhedz at Paperbox, $18. Kahn is also at Joe’s Pub at 9:30 PM the following night, 6/17 for $20; the Blokhedz are also at Barbes at 8 on 6/23.

6/16, 8 PM riveting, soaring singer/guitarist Julia Patinella – equally adept at flamenco and haunting Sicilian sounds – at the Owl

6/16, 8 PM Lost Dog New Music Ensemble with Sarah Joy Miller, soprano play a program of works by dark Danish composer Per Norgard at Scandinavia House, 37th St./Park Ave., $20

6/16, 8 PM wryly dark oldschool C&W/southwestern gothic bandleader Jack Grace plays a rare duo show followed eventually at 10 by intense, lyrical, smartly Waits/Dylanesque oldtimey songwriter Pete Lanctot at Hank’s. Grace is at  Skinny Dennis on 6/26 at 9 with his band.

6/16, 8 PM a first-class ska triplebill with the Rudie Crew All-Stars, Skarroñeros, and Detroit skankers 1592 at Otto’s

6/16, 8 PM popular new-jack oldschool soul crooner Eli Paperboy Reed and his excellent band play the album release show for his new one at Union Pool, $15

6/16, 9 PM a very rare NYC appearance by individualistic, ageless electric blues steel guitarist Sonny Rhodes at Terra Blues

6/16, 8:30 PM the irrepressibly virtuosic Jon Irabagon on saxophone with Chris Lightcap on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

6/16, 9;30 PM killer twinbill: the wryly lyrical Americana-inspired Marcellus Hall followed by Dream Syndicate/noiserock/baseball rock icon Steve Wynn at Bowery Electric, $10

6/16, 9:30 PM klezmer/bluegrass double-threat Andy Statman – equally skilled at the mandolin and clarinet – with his band at Joe’s Pub, $20jam/noir rock legend Steve Wynn at Bowery Electric, $10

6/16, 10 PM sizzling early 60s twang guitar and surf-rock sounds with the Bakersfield Breakers at Silvana

6/16, 10 PM quirkily charismatic, powerful-voiced, kinetic avant-pop siren Grace McLean at the Manderley Bar

6/17, 7 PM explosive low-register improvisation with Ex Eye ft. Colin Stetson, Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily, and Toby Summerfield at le Poisson Rouge, $15 av tix rec

6/17, 8 PM a fantastic, contrasting original big band jazz twin bill: the cinematic, genre-defying Erica Seguine-Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra followed by the more trad but hard-swinging Scott Reeves Big Band playing the album release show for their new one at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

6/17, 8 PM the Momenta Quartet play four of Per Norgard’s haunting string quartets: nos. 3, 5, 8 and 10 at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave (37/38), $20

6/17, 8 PM Colombian cumbia band  Bulla en el Barrio followed at 10 by Jose Conde’s newschool Cuban salsa dura band Ola Fresca at Barbes. Bulla are also here on 6/27 at 9:30ish

6/17, 9 PM badass female-fronted oldschool honkytonk/western swing band the Sweetback Sisters at the Jalopy, $15

6/17, 9 PM Balkan/Latin/New Orleans brass grooves with the Underground Horns at Radegast Hall

6/17 ,9 PM amazingly eclectic female-fronted latin/Mediterranean/Romany and charming French ye-ye pop with Banda Magda at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

6/17, 9 PM fiery electric hard country with American Aquarium at the Knitting Factory, $15

6/17, 9ish surf, twang and soundtrack instrumentals with the Vibro-Jets – a spinoff of the legendary Sea Devils – at Troost

6/17, 9ish British bedroom pop icon and Everything But the Girl co-founder Ben Watt with Bernard Butler on lead guitar at the Mercury, $20

6/17, 9 PM smartly assembled, pensive original Americana rock with Megan Reilly and band at Union Hall, $10

6/17, 9 PM urban oldtime country sounds: Minetta Creek Bluegrass at Caffe Vivaldi. They’re also here on 6/23

6/17, 10 PM ghoulabilly and Nashville gothic with Lara Hope & the Arktones, crooner Sean Keshaw‘s similarly creepy Serpentones and then Certain General guitarslinger Phil Gammage and his Quartet at Otto’s

6/17, 11 PM a very rare NYC appearance by charismatic songwriter, actress, and puppeteer Svetlana Ben’s legendary ten-piece phantasmagorical Belarussian noir cabaret group  Serebryanaya Svad’ba (Silver Wedding) at Drom, $30 adv tix req

6/18, 2 PM a free show by the Sun Ra Arkestra at Union Pool, outdoors, what are you hanging around the house for when you could be there?

6/18, 5 PM in reverse order: Baltimore rapper Abdu Ali, noisy improvisers Das Audit, Cayman, Gooddroid B2B, Quest?onmarc at Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St. Long Island City, 7 train to Court Sq., free

6/18, 7 PM soulful, bluesy, Dylanesque Slackers frontman Vic Ruggiero followed by punk-era powerpop legend/raconteur Wreckless Eric at Grand Victory, $12

6/18, 7:30 PM acerbic postpunk guitar icon Kristin Hersh and the Violent Femmes – who probably never expected to get played over the PA at every baseball stadium on the planet – at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

6/18, 7:30/9 PM purist up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Brianna Thomas and her combo at Ginny’s Suppper Club, $20

6/18, 8 PM the Momenta Quartet with speicial guests perfom a program of larger-scale chamber works including four US premieres by by dark Danish composer Per Norgard at Scandinavia House, 37th St./Park Ave., $20

6/18, 8 PM powerful Colombian pan-latin belter Lucia Pulido and her band followed at 10 by awesome Tucson psychedelic cumbia/salsa/southwestern gothic band Vox Urbana at Barbes

6/18, 8 PM cinematic Middle Eastern rock jams with Spaghetti Eastern Music at Gussy’s Bar in Queens

6/18, 8 PM eclectic, individualistic accordionist Ali Dineen and irrepressibly witty front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg at the Owl

6/18, 8:30 PM Samuel Ekkehardt Dunscombe leads a group performing Pierluigi Billone’s 80 minute bass clarinet duet 1+1=1 at Spectrum, $15

6/18, 9 PM popular Americana songstress Margaret Glaspy does her rock thing at Baby’s All Right, $15

6/18, 8:30 PM Rex & the Rockabilly Kings play Elvis classics at Iridium, $25

6/18, 9 PM well-liked LES soul-rock songwriter/chanteuse Dina Regine at Sidewalk

6/18, 9:30 PM rare Yemeni songs with Abdulrahman AlAkhfash, oud and vocal; Yousif Yassen, guitar and vocals at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

6/18, 10 PM the Roots Revelators play trippy dub reggae at Silvana

6/18 the annual Porchstomp acoustic Americana festival on Governors Island

6/19, 3 PM bass goddess Felice Rosser’s roots regge/dubsoul/groove band Faith play a rare acoustic show at De Colores Community Garden, 313 E 8th St. btwn B and C. 6/21, 7 PM they’re at Green Oasis Community Garden, 368 E 8th btwn C and D

6/19, 4 PM trippy North African dance grooves with Innov Gnawa at Union Pool, outdoors, free

6/19, 6 PM a chamber ensemble from rising star indie classical group Face the Music plays works by a very diverse mix of female composers:Maria Schneider, Wu Man, Tamar Muskal, Whitney George and Nina C. Young, plus new works by four teen composers – Isabella D’Angelo, Isabel Janovsky, Sofia Belimova and Michelle David. at Merkin Concert Hall, $20

6/19, 6 PM hauntingly lyrical, eclectic southwestern gothic/Americana/guttar blues/Celtic songwriter Tom Shaner at LIC Bar

6/19, 7 PM poignant, individualistic, bittersweetly brilliant Americana songwriter Amy Allison with a bunch of lesser supporting cast at the East Village Folk Festival at Theatre 80 St. Marks on St. Marks Place, $10.50 tix avail

6/19, 7 PM guitarist Tom Csatari – whose new big band album is rapturously good and tuneful – leads his Uncivilized chamber jazz project at Barbes followed at 9:30 or so by paradigm-shifting Romany guitarist Stephane Wrembel

6/19, 7:30 PM first-class Americana-ish songwriters in the round: paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass’ Barbara Endes and Clifford Westfall; sizzling lead guitarist Chris Erikson, who should be vastly better known than he is; pensively lyrical, catchy Tandy bandleader Mike Ferrio at 12th St. Bar & Grill, 1123 8th Ave at 12th St. in Park Slope, F to 7th Ave.

6/19, 8 PM Frank London and Deep Singh’s Sharabi mash up hypnotic Indian and Balkan/klezmer sounds at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

6/19, 8 PM enigmatcally catchy 90s, acerbic, female-fronted 90s favorites Rainer Maria – who got lumped in with emo even though they weren’t emo at all – at Union Pool, $15. They’re also here on 6/26

6/19, 8 PM darkly Romany-inflected Russian-American stadium rock band Newborn play the cd relese show  for their new one at the Knitting Factory, $11 adv tix rec

6/19, 9ish tuneful original delta blues and acoustic Americana from Jon LaDeau at Moto

6/19, 9:30 PM Hungarian klezmer rockers Nigun play electrified Bartok at Joe’s Pub

6/19 Punk Island on Governors Island

6/20, 9:30 PM theatrical chanteuse Eleanor Reissa & klezmer/Balkan trumpet icon Frank London with the Klezmer Brass Allstars  at Joe’s Pub, $20

6/21, 3:30 PM darkly kinetic, lyrical art-folk jamband the Sometime Boys followed eventually at 8:15 PM by fearlessly political, hilarious faux-French garage/psychedelic rockers Les Sans Culottes outdoors at Freddy’s

6/21, 5 PM in reverse order: southwestern gothic-inclined French guitarist to the stars Yael Naim, psychedelic funk dude General Elektriks and psychedelic surf/darkwave/dub band La Femme at Central Park Summerstage

6/21, 5 PM Philip Glass plays his Etudes for piano at Pier 1 in Riverside Park

6/21, 5 PM International Contemporary Ensemble plays works by Mario Davidofsky and Ginastera at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park

6/21, 7 PM golden age hip-hop icons Public Enemy at Betsy Head Park, Dumont Ave. & Strauss St. ,Brownsville, 2/4 to Rockaway Ave

6/21, 7 PM wild, spiraling, rare rustic minor-key Polesian klezmer dances and grooves with Litvakus  at Barbes

6/21, 7 PM fearless indie classical wind group the Imani Winds play a delicious mix or works by Valerie Coleman, Paquito D’Rivera, Piazzolla, Anders Hillborg and Simon Shaheen at the Mannes College Auditorium, free

6/21, 7:30 PM purist, erudite Ellingtonian swing jazz with the Catherine Russell Septet at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

6/21, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, a rare NYC appearance by Polish jazz crew the Obara International Quartet ,$25

6/21, 8 PM purposeful, eclectic pan-latin composer/accordionist Victor Prieto plays the album release show for his new one at Symphony Space, $20

6/21, 9 PM sizzling newschool oldtimey swing and Americana guitarist Seth Kessel and band at Skinny Dennis

6/21, 9 PM folk noir/acoustic Nashville gothic duo the Stray Birds at the Jalopy, $15

6/21, 10 PM hauntingly kinetic French/Russian Romany/klezmer/Balkan band Dobranotch at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

6/22, 6:30 PM fun oldtimey swing sounds with Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library, free

6/22, 7:30 PM Kelley Swindall – who’s sort of the Tift Merritt of southern gothic – opens for the original and best C&W parodist David Allan Coe at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec. This deserves a toast. Raise your bottle of Pibb to that.

6/22, 8 PM at the Way Station: irrepressible lit-rock songwriter/impresario Elisa Flynn‘s latest soiree explores songs of escape: running, hiding, skipping town and leaving it all behind. Artists include: Flynn herself, Maharaja Sweets, Lys Guillorn, Dan Cullinan, creepy murder ballad duo Charming Disaster, Steve Espinola, and more.

6/22, 8 PM the Far East play rocksteady, roots reggae and classic dancehall at Union Hall, $6

6/22, 9 PM the self-explanatory, reliably bristling Gypsy Jazz Caravan at Radegast Hall

6/22, 10:30 PM “America’s filthiest country singer” Wheeler Walker Jr. – OMFG, he makes David Allen Coe look like a pussy – at the Mercury, $15

6/23, noon brilliant latin jazz pianist Arturo O’Farrill’s Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats “deliver highly danceable classics  by Tito Puente, Machito, and Chico O’Farrill” at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn

6/23, 7:30 PM sizzling klezmer clarinet with the Dave Levitt Trio plus special guests at the Jalopy, $15 l

6/23, 7:30 PM the Chamber Orchestra of New York play Rameau’s Castor et Pollux Suite, the world premiere of Salvatore Di Vittorio’s La Villa d’Este a Tivoli (based on Liszt’s “Fountains at Villa d’Este”), Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances No. 3 and their arrangement of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony (No. 41) at the Morgan Library, $35 adv tix rec

6/23, 7:30 PM fiery state-of-the-art postbox alto saxophonist Carl Bartlett Jr. leads his quartet at Smalls

6/23, 8 PM snarky horror surf/punk/soundtrack instro band Colfax Speed Queen at Silvana

6/23, 8 PM socially conscious psychedelic soul belter Stephanie Rooker followed at 9 by the enveloping, atmospheric Letters to Nepal at the Way Station

6/23, 8 PM unstoppable guitar and banjo shredder Brandon Seabrook leads his fantastic new sextet with Marika Hughes on cello at Greenwich House Music School, $15/$12 stud/srs

6/23, 9ish Parlor Walls – one of NYC’s most interesting bands, with skronky guitar, keening alto sax, burning organ and drums – at Shea Stadium, $8

6/24, refreshments at 6, concert at 6:30 early keyboard specialist, Dongdok Shin plays the house 1800-era fortepiano alongside period violinist Leah Gale Nelson playing works by Muzio Clementi, Luigi Boccherini and Johann Shobert at the King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, Queens, J/E to Parsons/Archer, $25 adv tix rec

6/24, 7 PM haunting, Linda Thompson-esque Britfolk/chamber pop singer Mary Fahl at the Rubin Museum, $25 adv tix rec

6/24, 7:30 PM day one of the Jalopy International Music Festival kicks off with the Mencius Chinese Youth Orchestra, then at 8:30 PM the Jalopy Chorus singing choral music from around the world and then at 9:30 hypnotic Malian kora virtuoso Yacouba Sissoko, $20. Also At 10 there’s a free performance by Ezgin playing Turkish music with Jenny Luna, Murat Keyder and Eylem Basaldi at the Jalopy Tavern next door

6/24, 7:30/9:30 PM subtle, compelling, eclectically torchy speakeasy jazz combo Svetlana & the Delancey Five with special guest trombonist Wycliffe Gordon at Lucille’s, $20 adv tix rec

6/24-26 smart, tuneful original postbox with the Clayton Bros. Quintet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

6/24. 8 PM carnival-esque Brazilian grooves with Regional de NY followed at 10 by cinematic, wildly psychedelic, surfy, vallenato-influenced groovemeisters Los Crema Paraiso at Barbes

6/24, 10 PM slinky original rocksteady with Osekre & the Lucky Bastards at Shrine

6/24, 11 PM psychedelic funk band Imunuri say goodbye to NYC – the latest casualty in the ongoing brain drain – at the big room at the Rockwood

6/24, midnight stomping fuzztone garage rockers the Mystery Lights play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10. Then they have to get up early for a free 2 PM show at Rough Trade the next afternoon, 6/25.

6/25, 1/3 PM cellist Jeffrey Zeigler (formerly of the Kronos Quartet) & percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum at Nolan Park on Governors Island playing music of Andy Akiho, Paola Prestini, David T. Little and JG Thirlwell. 

6/25, 3ish hot-swing trumpeter Bria Skonberg and the NY Hot Jazz Festival All-Stars with Anat Cohen, Vince Giordano, Joe Saylor and Dalton Ridenhour, jauntily female-fronted cosmopolitan swing the Hot Sardines followed by Butler, Bernstein & the  Hot 9 doing their N’Awlins thing at Central Park Summerstage

6/25, 4 PM sharp the Lutoslawski Quartet play a contemporary program TBA at the Lethe Lounge, 618 W113th St #3F/2R,, $25/$11 stud/srs rsvp req 

6/25, 5 PM in reverse order: explosive postrock/spacerock guitarist Hubble and the Tobias Wilner/Djibril Toure/Federico Ughi/Daniel Carter improv quartet at Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St. Long Island City, 7 train to Court Sq., free

6/25, 7 PM day two of the Jalopy International Music Festival features  Nathaniel Braddock (West African and Malian Music); 7:50pm – Bulla en el Barrio (Colombian Bullerengue); 8:40pm – Bomba with Jorge Vazquez (PR Bomba Plena); 9:30pm – Eva Salina & Peter Stan (Serbian accordion & singing); 10:20pm – Zikrayat (New Sounds from the Golden Age of Arabic Music and Dance) 11:10 pm – Julia Patinella & Special Guest (Flamenco & Latin American Song) $20. The final three acts in particular are worth the price and the shlep to Red Hook.

6/25, 7 PM electro-acoustic live music with audio performances by Jane LeCroy [vocals], Martin Philadelphy [guitar] (from Vienna, Austria) & Lou Rossi [baritone guitar & effects] at the Three Jewels 61 4th Ave. (near Astor Place), $10

6/25, 7:30/9 PM Brooklyn’s own purist up-and-coming jazz chanteuse (and Gil Scott-Heron reinterpreter) Charenee Wade and her combo at Ginny’s Suppper Club, $20

6/25, 7:30 PM playful, fun kitchen-sink percussion quartet the Soundmark Project at the Firehouse Space, $10

6/25, 8 PM Tredici Baci play original psychedelic instrumentals inspired by Italian film soundtracks at Barbes/

6/25, 8 PM eclectic, soulful, lyrical original oldtime Americana/folk band the Woes at the Mercury, $10

6/25, 9 PM a first-class female-fronted twin bill: Erika Simonian’s subtle, jangly indie band Little Silver and Raquel Bell’s eclectically kinetic art-rockers Mesiko at Rock Shop, $10

6/25, 10:30 PM a blazing oldtime swing triplebill, in reverse order: trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso & the Mahogany Hall Pleasure Society Band with tapdancing, charming chanteuse and vocalese specialist Tamar Korn, oldtime blues guitar genius Jerron Blind Boy Paxton and Riley Mulherkar & Alphonso Horne’s Gotham Kings with Sasha Masakowski atDrom, $33 adv tix req

6/25, 11 PM Blaire Alise & the Bombshells play high-voltage original rockabilly, girlgroup sounds and noir-tinged retro rock at the small room at the Rockwood. Really, really good stuff.

6/26, 4 PM an awesome triplebill featuring pillowy oldtime swing singer Daria Grace: with ex-B52 guitarist Pat Irwin, then with a trio including trombone powerhouse J. Walter Hawkes & torchy singer Sasha Dobson,  then a full-band show with plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at LIC Bar

6/26, 4 PM Dahlia Dumont leads her Francophone reggae band on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library

6/26, 4 PM sharp a rare program of Slavic improvisation with members of the Piotr Damasiewicz Quintet with Maciej Obara and Dominik Wania at the Lethe Lounge, 618 W113th St #3F/2R,, $25/$11 stud/srs rsvp req 

6/26, 6 PM devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Coat the taco emporium at 106-01 Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach. 6/30 they’re at Otto’s at 8

6/26, 8 PM cutting-edge Balkan jazz with the Lutosławski Quartet with colorful klazmer jazz pianist Uri Caine at National Sawdust, $25

6/26, 8ish intriguing third-stream improvisation with Hearts and Minds feat. Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Paul Giallorenzo (keys), and Chad Taylor (drums) followed by Slavic Soul Party trumpeter Kenny Warren‘s Quartet with JP Schlegelmilch (keys), Noah Garabedian (bass) and Satoshi Takeishi (drums) at Rye Bar, 247 S 1st St in Williamsburg

6/26, 8 PM wryly funky original dancefloor groove band the Black Tie Brass and psychedelic hard funk band MK Groove Orchestra at Brooklyn Bowl, $5

6/26, 9 PM the show with intense Middle Eastern-tinged soundtrack/postrock instrumentalists Sunwatchers and similarly atmospheric low-key indie rocker Bill Callahan aka Smog at Baby’s All Right is sold out. But the 6/27 and 6/28 shows aren’t, $25

6/26, 10:30 PM explosive instrumental art-rock/postrock band You Bred Raptors at the Mercury, $10

6/27, 7  PM soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien – who blends the trad with pretty far-out Steve Coleman-ish postbop – leading his quartet at Club Bonafide, $10

6/27-7/3, 8/10:30 PM subtle postbop sax par excellence- the Joshua Redman 4tet w/ Aaron Goldberg, Larry Grenadier, Greg Hutchinson at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

6/28, 4ish roots reggae and punk afternoon at the People’s Garden (on the corner of Greene Ave and Broadway, Bushwick, J to Gates Ave., free, with Top Shotta Bandthe Far East, roots/rocksteady crew Crazy Baldhead and hardcore punks Radio Daze, all ages, free, food trucks, and all-you-can-drink keg beer for $10

6/28, 7 PM charismatic, sultry, torchy Americana songwriter/chanteuse Julia Haltigan and purist, guitarishly excellent oldschool soul band Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at the Mercury, $10. Be aware that if you want to save ten bucks, Miss Tess is at Skinny Dennis for free the previous night, 6/27 at 9.

6/28, 7 PM a free screening of the Nina Simone biopic at Von King Park, 670 Lafayette Ave in Bed-Stuy, G to Bedford/Nostrand

6/28, 7:15 PM cutting edge Hungarian jazz crew the Balázs Elemér Group, with the Rolling Stones’ Tim Ries on alto sax at Drom

6/28, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony plus the Coriolan Overture and piano concertos with soloist Nobuyuki Sujii at Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free

6/28, 7:30 PM hot double-bill at Greenwich House Music School, $15/$12 stud/srs. Lyrical piano powrhouse Jesse Stacken with his Quartet and the subtler but no less tuneful guitar-fueled André Matos Trio

6/28. 7:30 PM Cuba’s Septeto Santiaguero make their US debut at the dance party at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

6/28-7/2 veteran B3 organ groove man Dr Lonnie Smith leads a trio and then later in the week, his larger ensemble, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

6/28, 8 PM the Eco-Music Big Band play jazz compositions by Fred Ho, Cal Massey and multigenre composer/arranger Romulus Franceschini at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

6/28. 8 PM disarmingly direct, lustrous jazz singer Marianne Solivan in a rare duo performance with pianist George Collingan at Mezzrow, $20

6/28-7/3, 8:30/10:30 PM the Rudy Royston 303: Nadje Noordhuis (trumpet) Jaleel Shaw (alto sax) Sam Harris (piano) Nir Felder (guitar) Mimi Jones, Yasushi Nakamura (bass) and the high-octane, erudite Rudy Royston (drums) leading the sizzling ensemble in their debut at the Vanguard, $25

6/28, 10 PM Binky Griptite – the guitarist and emcee for new oldschool soul icons Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings – and his band at Freddy’s

6/29, 6 PM fearless indie classical wind group the Imani Winds play works by Guy Mintus, Christopher Kaminski, Marnen Laibow-Koser, Jonathan Newmark, John Albert Harris, Andre Codeco, Erik Maloy, and Aaron Price at the Mannes College Auditorium, free

6/29, 7 PM Patricia Santos and Tara Hanish’s amazing, intense, soul-infused cello-rock/cello-metal duo the Whiskey Girls  followed by  Miwa Gemini – who’s just as adept at creepy southwestern gothic as she is at moody continental waltzes and paisley underground psychedelia – at Shrine

6/29, 7 PM torchy soul-jazz chanteuse Leila Adu – who reminds of a young Sade – plays the album release show her new one at National Sawdust, $15 adv tix rec

6/29, 7:30 PM cult favorite noir jazz/Americana songwriter Eleni Mandell at Joe’s Pub, $15

6/29, 7:30 PM Afrobeat jams with Zongo Junction at the corner of Willoughby and Pearl Sts. in downtown Brooklyn, free

6/29, 7:30 PM Fleur Seule play cosmopolitan Euro-swing at the dance party at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

6/29, 7:30 PM the Aleph Guitar Quartet performs the U.S. premiere of Bernhard Lang’s “The Cold Trip Part I” with spectacular soprano Daisy Press, plus an American premiere by Alberto Hortigüela and music by Georg Friedrich Haas at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St. just off 5th, free but res req.

6/29, 8 PM witchy tarantella jams with Alessandra Belloni & I Giullari dii Piazza at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, $25

6/29, 8 PM individualistic, tropical and classical-inspired jazz pianist/composer Tracy Yang at Caffe Vivaldi 

6/29, 8 PM the Darshini/Max ZT/Uri Sharlin trio jams out African and Indian gooves with Priya Darshini(vocal), Max ZT (hammered dulcimer), Uri Sharlin (accordion) at Barbes

6/29, 9 PM haunting soundtrack/indie classical composer Stefan Weselowski plays material from his brooding forthcoming album Rite of the End at the Poisson Rouge, $15 

6/29, 9 PM iconic new wave’postrock pioneers Pere Ubu play songs from their 1975-82 catalog at Bowery Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec

6/29, 9 PM fearlessly fun guy/girl-fronted C&W/Americana punk band the Working Mothers at 11th St. Bar

6/29, 10 PM wildly theatrical, phantasmagorical noir cabaret band Orphan Jane at LIC Bar

6/30, half past noon the self-explanatory Gypsy Jazz Caravan at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave/10th St.

6/30. 7 PM fiery klezmer fiddler and brilliant composer Alicia Svigals and band on the roof of the Manhattan JCC on Amsterdam Ave, $15

6/30, 7 PM Iva Bittova and Abraham Brody play their introspective Slavic loopmusic at Joe’s Pub, $20

6/30, 7:30 PM intense, charismatic Tunisian art-rock songwriter – and Arab Spring heroine – Emel Mathlouthi at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

6/30, 7:30 PM biting minor keys and fiery klezmer jams with Josh Waletzky, Patrick Farrell, Michael Winograd & Jordan Mortonat the Jalopy, $15

6/30. 7:30 PM drummer Evan Sherman’s big 17-piece swing band at the dance party at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

6/30, 8 PM cinematic sonic explorers Metal Mountains – Helen Rush and PG Six – followed by spiky west African folk jammers 75 Dollar Bill at Union Pool, $10

6/30, 8 PM reliably amusing, vaudevillian, tongue-in-cheek all-female uke rock trio the Ukuladies  followed at 10 by big buzz band Tsibele – Yiddish for onion – updatng klezmer classics with Zoë Aqua : violin, Eva Boodman : trumpet, vocals, Hannah Temple : accordion, Eléonore Weill : wooden flutes, vocals at Barbes

6/30, 9 PM ferocious female-fronted art-rock/stoner metal band Ruby the Hatchet and heavy psych guys Black Mountain at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

6/30, 9 PM torchy, riveting, erudite countrypolitan songwriter Drina Seay at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts

6/30. 10:30 PM guitarslinger Mallory Feuer’s fiery power trio the Grasping Straws – sort of a mashup of Patti Smith and Hole’s first album – at Rock Shop, $10

6/30, 10:30 PM Dingonek Street Band play Afrobeat and Ethiopiques grooves at Pine Box Rock Shop

7/1, 7 PM powerful soul belter Sarah Wise (of explosive gospel-rock ensemble Lizzie & the Sinners) at Caffe Vivaldi

7/1, 7 PM tuneful, intriguing third-stream jazz pianist Noa Fort leads her trio at the small room at the Rockwood

7/1, 7:30 PM Charanga America play their final show under the leadership of original members at the dance party at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

7/1, 8 PM lyrical, ambitious, insightful pianist (and former Dresden Doll) Tania Stavreva plays her own music plus a fantastic program including works by Gershwin, Dobrinka Tabakova, Ginasteria, Mompou, Ravel, Mason Bates and others at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W 13th St, $25/$15 stud/srs

7/1, 8 PM one of the most sizzling surf/twang instrumental bands on the east coast, the Bakersfield Breakers at Hill Country Brooklyn

7/1, 8 PM sassy, lyrically edgy female-fronted original oldtimey swing bandthe Fascinators at Sidewalk

7/1, 8 PM-ish awesome Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Anbessa Orchestra, f.k.a. Lions open for the similar and more oldschool accordionist/keyboardist Hailu Mergia at Pioneer Works in Red  Hook

7/2, 4 PM clarinet virtuoso Thomas Piercy leads a quintet playing rarely heard new and recent chamber works by Japanese composers Chatori Shimizu,Kyoko Hirai,Tadao Sawai, Rokuzaemon Kineya and David Su at Bargemusic, free

7/2, 7 PM jazz vibraphone powerhouse Warrren Wolf & the Wolfpack at Joe’s Pub, $18 adv tix rec. Followed at 9:30 ($22 separate adm) by hilarious top 40 parodists the Dan Band

7/2, 8 PM bassist Little Lesley & the Bloodshots play their wild original rockabilly at Hill Country Brooklyn, free

7/2, 9 PM edgy bassist/songwriter Georgia Weber’s Sleeved Hearts punk jazz project followed at 10 by the blazing African-flavored No Small Money Brass Band at the Way Station

7/2, 9 PM tuneful, darkly enigmatic indie rock guitar icon Chris Brokaw in the back room at Hifi Bar, note $10 cover

7/2, 11ish intense stoner metal band the Space Merchants followed by the Dead Milkmen’s Joe Jack Talcum at the Cobra Club

7/3, 8 PM legendary, intense 80s/90s bedroom pop/folk noir cult heroine Barbara Manning at Union Hall, $8

7/7, 7:30 PM  intense, funky Indian brass bhangra band Red Baraat at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/7, 10 PM perrennially popular, edgy first-wave circus punks World Inferno at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm

7/9, 7 PM latin rockers Buscabulla followed byintense, politically aware songwriter Alynda Segarra a.k.a. Hurray for the Riff Raff at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/9, 8:30 PM luminous, astonishingly eclectic, wickedly tuneful cello-rock badass Serena Jost and Emily Rogers – sort of like the Dirty Three with good, darkly Americana-inflected vocals –  at Union Hall, $10

7/10, 7 PM ambitiously lyrical, cutting-edge rising star jazz composer/singer Annie Chen and her band at Club Bonafide, $10

7/12, 7 PM violinist Francesca Anderegg leads a chamber ensemble playing the album release show for her new one Wild Cities, with works by Ted Hearne, Hannah Lash, Ryan Francis, Clint Needham and Reinaldo Moya at National Sawdust

7/12, 7:30 PM beloved, adventurous young orchestra the Knights play Schubert’s 5th Symphony plus works by Haydn, Bob Dylan and Bob Haggart at Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free

7/13 newschool roots reggae band the Movement aboard the Jewel, boarding at 6 PM, sailing at 7 PM from the pier behind the heliport at 23r d St. and the East River, $25 adv tix avail. at the office next door or the Highline Ballroom box ofc

7/14, 8 PM sophisticated, quirky, intense French accordionist/chanteuse Jessica Fichot followed by a screening of the film The Triplets of Belleville with live score by guitaristcomposer Benoit Charest at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/15, 7:30 PM hypnotically funky Ethiopian harp jams with Krar Collective followed by fearlessly political French-Algerian rai rock legend Rachid Taha – sort of the Joe Strummer of the French-Arabic world – at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/15-16, 8 PM the first US appearance by explosive Balkan horn group the Goran Bregovic Wedding and Funeral Orchestra since 1998 at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail, hurry up while they last

7/16, 8 PM ex-Crooked Still frontwoman and soaring Americana bandleader Aoife O’Donovan at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/19, 7:30 PM popular, amazingly eclectic indie classical orchestra the Knights play works by Bartók, Busoni, Dvořák, Boccherini, Shawn Conley and Taraf De Haïdouks at Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free

7/20, 7:30 PM the magically haunting, soaring all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache followed by “a night of words and music” with Patti Smith, her guitarist Lenny Kaye, and bassist Tony Shanahan at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free, get there early

7/21, 7:30 PM up-and-coming jazzz harpist Brandee Younger and her band at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/21, 7:30 PM the Hallelujah Train featuring Pastor Brady Blade Sr., and his jazz drummer kid Brian Blade, Daniel Lanois, and guests Ladysmith Black Mambazo mashing up southern gospel and African sounds at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/21, 10 PM hauntingly atmospheric art-rock siren Marissa Nadler – who’s sort of become a one-woman Pink Floyd – at Bowery Ballroom, $15 gen adm

7/22, 7 PM oldschool soul/R&B legend Barbara Lynn on the plaza at Lincoln Center

7/22, 7:30 PM Niger’s psychedelic desert rock guitar powerhouse Bombino with his band at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/22, 7:30 PM the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra with Louis Langrée, conductor and violin soloist Simone Porter play an all-Mozart program:Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K.216 and the famous Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 (“Jupiter”) at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/23, 7:30 PM New Orleans hard funk bandleader Jon Batiste & Stay Human at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/23, 11 PM appropriately named three-guitar flamenco-rock instrumental powerhouse Incendio at Club Bonafide

7/24, 7:30 PM haunting Puerto Rican bolero revivalists Miramar – whose Sylvia Rexach covers are to die for – followed by salsa dura pioneers Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/27, 7 PM theatrical parlor pop crooner/songwriter Dane Terry on the plaza at Lincoln Center

7/28, noon, an oldschool/newschool jazz vocal summit, focused on the blues:  Catherine Russell, Charenee Wade, and Brianna Thomas at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn

7/29, 7 PM surrealistically slinky, wickedly fun psychedelic cumbia band Consumata at Summer on the Hudson in Harlem

7/29, 7:30 PM alto sax luminary Yosvany Terry leads his quintet followed by edgy African/Middle Eastern singer/bandleaderAngelique Kidjo with percussion ace Pedrito Martinez playing a Celia Cruz tribute at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/29, 7 PM oldschool 60s style blue-eyed soul crooner Eli “Paperboy” Reed on the plaza at Lincoln Center

7/29, 8:30 PM perennially fun second-wave Afrobeat dancefloor jamband Antibalas at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/29 the Mekaal Hasan Band play fiery Indian/Pakistani psychedelic art-rock at Joe’s Pub

7/30 The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed all day at Lincoln Center, program and artists TBA

7/30, 8:30 PM 90s stoner hip-hop/trip-hop faves Digable Planets at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/30, 10 PM psychedelic latin soul with Chicano Batman at Bowery Ballroom, $12 gen adm

7/30, midnight the epic, ornate, pyrotechnic Serbian-style Raya Brass Band and slinky, funky female-fronted Middle Eastertn jamband Sekanjabin at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

7/31, 9:30 PM Jenny Lewis’ new punk/pop trio Nice As Fuck at Rough Trade, $12 adv tix rec

8/1, 9 PM this era’s most interesting voice in retro Britrock and glam-inspired art-rock, Edward Rogers and his killer band at Rough Trade, $15

8/2, 7:30 PM the East Coast Chamber Orchestra plays works by Lutoslawski, Turine, Monteverdi, Jalbert and Dvorak at Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free

8/3, 7 PM the explosive, richly angst-fueled Manhattan Camerata Tango-Fado Project featuring Nathalie Pires followed by Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/5, 7:30 PM highly regarded front-porch folk songwriter Margaret Glaspy at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/6, 7:30 PM a cool indie classical/postminimalist/postrock twinbill with Tigue Percussion followed by Paola Prestini‘s deep-space Hubble Cantata at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/12, 7:30 PM wry, blues-tinged stadium rock favorites Dr. Dog team up with adventurous young orchestra the Knights at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/12, 8 PM jazz vibraphoniste Yuhan Su and her group play kinetic, towering originals inspired by a ancient Chinese sun god myth at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 stud/srs

8/13, 5 PM the Mostly Mozart Festival singers and members of the public (i.e. you) perform David Lang’s populist new choral work The Public Domain on the plaza at Lincoln Center, your participation is encouraged

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