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

by delarue

Daily updates, and a brand new calendar for August and September coming 8/1. 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.

7/17-31 this year’s International Keyboard Festival showcasing up-and-coming classical pianists as well as some old lions of the concert hall at Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th and Lex, too many concerts to list, $20 admission per show or if you feel like seeing twenty concerts in twenty days, you can get a half-price festival pass for $200.

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

Tuesdays in July, 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 in July 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.

Three Thursdays in July: 7/14, 7/21 and 7/28 at 9 PM eclectic, soulful, lyrical original oldtime Americana/folk band the Woes at Pete’s

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 July, 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

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

Saturdays in July, 6 PM psychedelic guitar monster Jeremiah Lockwood, of brilliant desert rock/cantorial art-rock band Sway Machinery at Barbes playing duets with some amazing special guests. 7/2 with Big Lazy noir guitar icon Steve Ulrich; 7/9 with soul/blues singer Fay Victor; 7/16 with irrepressibly erudite accordionist/pianist Shoko Nagai, 7/23 with drummer Brian Chase and 7/30 leading an acoustic blues tribute to his mentor Carolina Slim

Every Saturday in August, 6 PM cinematic jazz trombonist/composer Curtis Hasselbring debuts “new music and concepts combining surf, garage rock, latin music and electronics at Barbes. Each week features the trio of Curtis (trombone, guitar and vocals), Simon Jermyn (bass) and Satoshi Takeishi (drums and percussion) as well as guests (Brian Drye on trombone and keys the 13th and 20th, others TBA). For the first time ever, Curtis will also delve into singing”

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

Sundays 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.

7/1, 7 PM powerful soul belter Sarah Wise (of explosive gospel-rock ensemble Lizzie & the Sinners) at Caffe Vivaldi. 7/12 at 8:30 she’s at Pete’s.

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 Kenan Adwani on oud and Edward Perez on bass play haunting Middle Eastern duets at the Owl

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 edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at followed at 10 by this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

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 band the 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, $20 adv tix rec.

7/1, 8 PM sensational soprano Daisy Press with the Aleph Guitar Quartet  playing Bernhard Lang’s new electroacoustic arrangement of Schubert’s Winterriese at Trans-Pecos, $10

7/1-3, 8/10 PM cleverly tuneful, understatedly haunting composer and piano improviser Anthony Coleman wraps up his weeklong stand at the Stone. Choice picks: the early set on 7/3, an improv benefit with John Zorn (sax) Okkyung Lee (cello) Kim Cass (bass) Simon Hanes (bass) and many special guests. Then at 10 that night Coleman “misreads the Great American Songbook,” $20

7/1-3, 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.

7/1, 8 PM the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Jazz Orchestra at B.B. King’s, $32.50 adv tix rec, expensive, but the guy’s a salsa piano jazz legend and he’s still amazing.

7/1, 9 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan guy/girl-fronted punk rockers Bad Buka acoustic at Radegast Hall. 7/9 they’re electric at 9 PM at Mehanata

7/1, 9ish a rare acoustic performance by reggae legend Toots Hibbert of Toots & the Maytals with the Rice & Peas Band at Jimmy Lounge, 15 Thompson St. free but rsvp req and early arrival prob a good idea

7/1, 10 PM fiery, tuneful soul-punk/dreampop/powerpop rockers No Ice (a spinoff of the late, great Brooklyn What) followed by wry, woozy indie pop band Los Chinches (Spanish for bedbugs) at the Mercury, $10

7/2, 3 PM ish ageless 60s latin soul icon Joe Bataan at Union Pool, outdoors, free

7/2, 4 PM  haunting, intense, wickedly tuneful Nashville gothic songwriter Jessie Kilguss and her band followed by tuneful original delta blues and acoustic Americana from Jon LaDeau at Pete’s. Ladeau is at Moto the following night, 7/3 at 9.

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 the Turkish/North African/Nigerian Dahka Band followed at 10 by epic, sweeping, adventurous Sinaloa-style mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

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

7/2, 8 PM weird segues, pretty good triplebill: enigmatic, synthy new wave act Decorum, then some meh Australian New Order wannabes, then haphazard Nashville punks Western Medication, then ornate, anthemic Aussie stadium rockers Heavens Gate at Baby’s All Right, $12

7/2, Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins with the Luau Cinders (to be known in the future as the Kaweem Abdoo Jabbaws) at 9, Link Wray cover band the WrayCyclers at 10, exotic instrumentalists the Vibro-jets – a Sea Devils spinoff – and the Primitive Finks‘ darker surf sounds somewhere around midnight

7/2, 9 PM indie legend and Steve Wynn/Thalia Zedek collaborator Chris Brokaw in the back room at Hifi Bar, note $10 cover

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

 7/3, 6 PM dynamic, nuanced flamenco/Sicilian folk chanteuse Julia Patinella with her band at Sunny’s

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

7/5, 7 PM purist, straightforward, warmly tuneful front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

7/5, 7:30 PM the sixteen-piece, accordion-spiced Gregorio Uribe Big Band play cumbia jazz  at the dance party at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

7/5, 9 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Fat Cat. 7/7, 1:30 PM he’s on the plaza at St. Peter’s Church, free; 7/26 at 10 he’s at the Nuyorican, $10

7/6, 5 PM electroacoustic/reggaeton/cumbia singer La Dame Blanche followed by veteran Argentine reggae band Los Cafres at Central Park Summerstage

7/6, 7 PM amazingly multistylistic Maya Sharpe & her band play elegantly artsy, sometimes haunting trippy Romany-infused soul sounds at the small room at the Rockwood

7/6, 7 PM ambitious, alternately atmospheric and epic guitarist Joel Harrison & Infinite Possibility at National Sawdust, $20 adv tix rec

7/6, 7:30 PM rising star jazzwomen: lush but edgy original jazz chanteuse/songwriter Gracie Terzian – whose axe is the harp ukulele – leds her band ($15) followed at 9:30 by fiery postbop alto saxophonist/composer Hailey Niswanger and her quartet at Club Bonafide, $10

7/6, 7:30/9:30 PM technically dazzling, smart rising star trumpeter Adam O’Farrill plays the album release show for his new one Stranger Days with Chad Lefkowitz-Brown – tenor saxophone; Walter Stinson – bass; Zack O’Farrill – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15

7/6, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10. 7/7 he’s at National Sawdust at the same time for twice the money.

7/6, 8 PM purposeful, pensive Slavic jazz guitarist Martina Fiserova at the Way Station

7/6, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Troost in Greenpoint

7/6, 10 PM eclectic doomy stoner metal/free jazz freakout/mathrock band La Otracina at the Acheron, $10

7/7, half past noon slinky, haunting, jaunty mostly-female klezmer/latin jamband Isle of Klezbos at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave/10th St.

7/7, 7 PM brilliant klezmer reedman Matt Darriau’s Who Is Manny Blanc, a homage to the legendary/obscure LES psychedelic Jewish jazz/esoterica compose at Barbes

7/7, 7 PM five-string electric violist Martha Mooke and her ensemble at Madison Square Park

7/7, 7:30 PM female-fronted klezmer twinbill:  Tsibele – Yiddish for onion – updating klezmer classics with Zoë Aqua : violin, Eva Boodman : trumpet, vocals, Hannah Temple : accordion, Eléonore Weill : wooden flutes, vocals plus haunting Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina’s Fraydele at the Jalopy, $15

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

7/7, 7:30 PM the majestic, sweeping Astoria Tango Orchestra with bandoneonist Daniel Binelli at the dance party at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

7/7, 8 PM wickedly lyrical, warmly charismatic, edgy tunesmith/wordsmith/janglerocker Linda Draper at Bowery Electric, $10

7/7, 8 PM a good pan-American party triplebill: intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka , Estelares and veteran Argentine reggae band Los Cafres  at Stage 48, $30 adv tix rec

7/7, 8 PM upbeat oldtime acoustic Americana with the Bottom Dollar String Band at Hill Country Brooklyn

7/7, 9:15 PM a rare, free, deep-Brooklyn appearance by  eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette‘s Mighty Grinders at Bar Chord

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

7/7, 10:30 PM tuneful, retro-inclined postbop tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser leads his quintet at Smalls

7/8, 5:30 PM elegant Americana/chamber pop pianist and former Madder Rose bandleader Mary Lorson at the American Folk Art Museum

7/8, 6 PM “honkytonk power trio” Dylan Charles and the Layton Sisters followed by noir torch song/rockabilly band Whiskey Kiss at the small room at the Rockwood

7/8. 6 PM crystalline-voiced, noir-tinged third-stream jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter and her band at 55 Bar

7/8, 7 PM tuneful, terse third-stream jazz pianist Anat Fort leads her trio playing the album release show for her new one at the Rubin Museum of Art, $20

7/8, 7:30 PM intense, brilliant Middle Eastern jazz bass clarinetist/composer Todd Marcus leads his Jazz Orchestra at Smalls

7/8. 7:30 PM retro continental swing sounds with singer Tatiana Eva-Marie & the Avalon Jazz Band at the dance party at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17. 7/21 at 7 they’re at on the lawn at Astoria Park for free

7/8. 8 PM Colombian bullerenque/cumbia band  Bulla en el Barrio folllowed at 10 by haphazardly edgy, Middle Eastern-tinged guitarist Yonatan Gat and band at Barbes. Gat is also at Baby’s All Right on the 10th at 9 for $10

7/8, 8ish clever, state-of-the-art, tuneful improvisation with Horse Phalanx Trio – pianist Matt Mitchell, bassist Kim Cass, and drummer Kate Gentile – at the Owl

7/8, 8 PM coy tapdancing oldtimey swing bandleader and vocalese specialist Tamar Korn & Kornucopia at the carousel in Battery Park, free

7/8, 8:30 PM female-fronted power trio Castle Black – who veer between acidic Bush Tetras postpunk, stoner metal and more straight-up, sardonic punk –  at Basement Bar in Bushwick

7/8, 9 PM Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show play their creepy circus punk and arena rock at Sidewalk. Deschain is also at the Way Station on 7/30 at 11.

7/8, 9:30 PM Larry Rooster – an edgy, string-driven spinoff of Barbez and Not Waving But Drowning – followed by dark klezmer/cinematic art-rockers Barbez themselves at Joe’s Pub, $15

7/8, 10 PM if there’s one person who can get the mob at the bar at the Way Station to pipe down, it’s Tattoo Money, who does a smutty take on Chris Thomas King style hip-hop/Chicago blues mashups. The guy is hilarious. As a bonus hard-hitting bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote plays hot Afrobeat and latin-tinged funk grooves after at 11

7/8, 11 PM awesomely fun, quirky female-fronted Romany/Balkan/new wave band Trouble with Kittens  followed at midnight by crooner Sean Kershaw‘s creepy ghoulabilly Serpentones at Otto’s. The Serpentones are also at Bar Chord on 7/15 at 10

7/8, 11 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers at the big room at the Rockwood. They’re also at the Treehouse at 2A on 7/10 at 9 followed by smartly lyrical acoustic chamber-pop songwriter Heather Eatman

7/9, 4 PM tight, original, fascinating new arrangements of Satie and his contemporaries for wind ensemble by the Erik Satie Quartet followed at 6 by intense psychedelic desert blues/rock guitarist and impassioned cantorially-inspired Sway Machinery singer Jeremiah Lockwood at Barbes

7/9, 6 PM oldschool-style high plains C&W singer Hope Debates & North 40 at 55 Bar

7/9, 7 PM latin rockers Buscabulla followed by intense, politically aware songwriter Alynda Segarra a.k.a. Hurray for the Riff Raff  with intense, brilliant cellist Patricia Santos at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/9, 7 PM surrealist powerpop icons Guided By Voices at South St. Seaport. Yeah, doesn’t it kill you if you decided to go to a movie premiere tonight instead? Did anybody beside this blog’s owner go to that amazing Central Park GBV show in 1999?

7/9, 7:30 PM lustrous third-stream jazz pianist Vadim Neselovskyi‘s Agricultural Dreams Trio feat. haunting, atmospheric singer Sara Serpa at Club Bonafide, $15

7/9, 7:30 PM the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra plays their annual tribute to Illinois Jacquet at the dance party at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

7/9, 8 PM intense, ferociously lyrical, politically fearless noir blues bandleader and showman LJ Murphy followed at 9 by Mac McCarty’s fearlessly political, Celtic-tinged, anthemic folk noir/acoustic punk in a rare low-key acoustic duo with multi-instrumentalist Walter Ego at Sidewalk

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

7/9, doors at 8 PM, at 8:30 live music by atmospheric trio Growing, at 9 PM the indie music documentary film Goodnight Brooklyn – chronicling how popular venue Death by Audio ended up being destroyed when Vice Media moved into their space – on the roof at the Amerian Can Building, 232 3rd St. in Gowanus, R to Union St., $15

7/9, 9 PM “radical 60s, 70s and 80s” latin band Quita Penas followed by Tucson desert rocker Gabriel Sullivan’s coyly named psychedelic cumbia project, Xixa at Nublu, $10

7/9, 10ish bassist Simon Hanes and his 14 piece ensemble Tredici Baci play cinematic themes inspired by classic 70s Italian film at the Owl

7/9, 10:30 PM southwestern gothic and oldschool C&W bandleader Jack Grace at Bar Chord

7/9, 11 PM awesomely unhinged horror surf/hotrod instrumentalists the Mad Doctors and manic garage punks the Othermen at Shea Stadium, $10

7/9, 11 PM wild, noisy, genuinely Hendrixian virtuoso lead guitarist Viva DeConcini and her band at the Way Station

7/10, 2:30 PM Brooklyn’s original Balkan horn band, Hungry March Band  at the Bastille Day street fair, Madison/59th, followed at 4 by chanteuse Myriam Phiro‘s accordion trio

7/10, 4:30 PM the darkly latin-tinged, majestic Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra followed at 7:30 by soulful, latin-inspired, lushly exciting new jazz chanteuse Marianne Solivan leading her quintet and then at 10:30 PM by innovative trombonist David Gibson’s combo at Smalls

7/10, 6 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo and his trio at 55 Bar

7/10, 7 PM klezmer rockers Bella’s Bartok at Pier 1 on the upper west, free

7/10, 7 PM reliably acerbic jazz cellist cellist Hank Roberts leads his group followed at 9 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

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

7/10, 9 PM an intense, harmony-fueled, chamber pop/latin-inflected noir art-rock night with Sweet Soubrette and Kotorino reprising one of last year’s best twinbills at Joe’s Pub, $15

7/10, 9 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at the small room at the Rockwood. He’s also at Pete’s – which he doesn’t own – on 7/16 at 11.

7/10, 9 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers at the Treehouse at 2A

7/10, 11 PM the theatrical Tim Raby with spectacular, intense classical/tarantella/rock violinist Susan Mitchell at Otto’s

7/11, 6 PM quirkily charismatic, powerful-voiced, kinetic avant-pop siren Grace McLean & Them Apples at the small room at the Rockwood. She’s also here on 7/25 at 7.

7/11, 6:30 PM up-and-coming guitarist/songwriter Alicyn Yaffee -the rare artist who successfully bridges the gap between lyrically-fueled chamber pop and jazz – at the Bar Next Door, free

7/11, 7 PM tuneful postbop pianist Jim Ridl leads his group from behind the Rhodes at 55 Bar

7/12, 6 PM Korean gayageum (hauntingly tone-warping string zither) virtuoso Haerina Park leads a first-class quartet playing classic and modern compositions at the Korea Society, 950 Third Ave at 57th St, 8th Floor,  $20

7/12, 7 PM smart purist oldtime blues/Americana resonator guitarist Zeke Healy & intense, eclectic violist Karen Waltuch followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

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 PM eclectic, hard-hitting, lyrical composer/tenor saxophonist Stan Killian and group at 55 Bar

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

7/12, 8 PM bass goddess/singer Felice Rosser’s roots regge/dubsoul/groove band Faith at Hifi Bar

7/12, 8 PM edgy Romany jazz duo Blue Moon Marquee at the Way Station

7/12, 8 PM guitarist Max Hatt and chanteuse Edda Glass play their moody pastoral jazz at at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

7/12, 8:30 PM dark garage chicks LA Witch open for popular girlpunks the Coathangers at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

7/13, 7 PM towering, intense, epic big band jazz composer Miho Hazama premieres her auspicious Maiden Voyage Suite with her large ensemble at Joe’s Pub, $20

7/13, 7 PM  Miolina (violinists Mioi Takeda & Lynn Bechtold) play works by Kenji Bunch, Valerie Coleman, Jean-Marie Leclair, W.A.Mozart & Karen Tanaka at the Church of the Transfiguration, 29th St. east of 5th Ave., $15 sug don

7/13, 7:30ish a bunch of Hifi Bar regulars return to the space to play 1977-81 songs from the Elvis Costello catalog. On the bill: Richie Birkenhead, The Beautiful Fear; Ted Leo; Shonali Bhowmik; Mike Fornatale; Rev, Paul Bearer; Dave Derby; Adam Rubenstein, Lenny Zenith; Graham Norwood; Dave Foster; Lizzie Edwards; Richard Alwyn Fisher; Pete Cenedella; John Brodeur; Don Piper; Bird Of Youth; Matt Beck; and others

7/13, 7:30 sophisticated, individualistic jazz chanteuse/bandleader Emi Takada at Club Bonafide, $15

7/13, 9:30 PM perennially lyrical, smart tenor saxophonist/composer Tom Tallitsch with his group at Club Bonafide, $15. He’s also at the Bar Next Door on 7/26 at 8:30 for three bucks less

7/13, 10 PM surf and instrumental soul sounds with the organ-and-guitar-fueled Time Machine Appetizer at the Way Station

7/14, 6 PM eclectic jazz singer/composer Annie Chen  leads her with pianist Jarrett Cherner and guitarist Marius Duboule at Cornelia St. Cafe $10 + $10 min.

7/14, 7 PM soaringly explosive jazz composer/torch singer Nicole Zuraitis at 55 Bar

7/14, 7 PM salsa romantica crooner Tito Rojas and band at St. Mary’s Park, St Mary’s St btw. St Ann’s Ave and Jackson Ave in the Bronx, 6 to 143rd/St. Mary’s

7/14, 7;15 PM ornate, stunningly multi-stylistic Awakening Orchestra – part mighty art-rock band, part big band jazz unit – premieres leader Kyle Saulnier’s new election-year suite followed at 9ish by similarly lustrous, tuneful pianist Fabian Almazan’s Rhizome at Shapeshifter Lab

7/14, 7:30/9:30 PM brilliant Middle Eastern trumpeter/santoorist Amir ElSaffar’s lush, epic, pan-Middle Eastern Two Rivers Ensemble at the Jazz Gallery, $22

7/14, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic postbop vibraphonist Mark Sherman leads his quartet followed at 10:30 by noir-inclined, cinematic saxophonist-bandleader Nick Hempton leading his at Smalls

7/14, 8 PM wickedly catchy Americana/paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass at Hifi Bar

7/14, 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/singer Sarah Goldfeather) at Barbes

7/14, 8 PM percussive, trance-inducing, bitingly tuneful, Middle Eastern-tinged female-fronted jamband SisterMonk at Shrine

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 guitarist/composer Benoit Charest at Prospect Park Bandshell, free. Fichot is at her usual haunt, Barbes the following night, 7/15, same time.

7/14, 8ish piano improviser Anthony Coleman solo followed by guitar shredder Elliott Sharp playing Monk at the Owl

7/14, 9 PM the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile at Brooklyn Bowl, $12 adv tix rec

7/14, 9 PM sultry, upbeat oldtimey swing with Cait and the Critters at Radegast Hall

7/14, 11 PM assaultively enveloping, loopy nails-down-the-blackboard noise enthusiasts York Factory Complaint at the Acheron, $10

7/15, 5:30 PM Paul Foglino – who bills himself as an “insensitive singer-songwriter” but actually wrote a good powerpop album for Ellen Foley – followed eventually by elegant, hot jazz-inspired fingerstyle guitarist/songwriter Lisa Brigantino at the American Folk Art Museum

7/15, 6 PM erudite latin jazz pianist/composer Arturo O’Farrill plays a rare solo show at Cornelia St. Cafe $10 + $10 min.

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, 7:30 PM carnivalesque chamber jazz band the Synesthetics at Club Bonafide, $15

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

7/15, 8 PM rare noir jazz and cinematic themes from the 30s and 40s with Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra at the carousel in Battery Park, free

7/15, 9ish cinematic violinist/composer Dana Lyn‘s oceanically-themed psychedelic/jazz instrumental unit Mother Octopus at the Owl

7/15, 9 PM stoner 70s Murder City style rockers Sun Voyager at Berlin

7/15, 9 PM hard-hitting Rhode Island powerpop/garage-psych/boogie band the Silks at Arlene’s

7/15, 9 PM Banjo Nickaru & His Western Scooches (jazz guitarist Nick Russo‘s western swing project) at Pete’s

7/15, 9:30 PM high-voltage, original female-fronted surf rockers High Waisted at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec

7/15, 9:30 PM the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass Underground Horns at Club Bonafide, $10

7/15, 10 PM edgy, charismatic LES rock diva twinbill: Carol Lipnik, with her astonishing four-octave range, and folk noir/art-rock badass Lorraine Leckie at Sidewalk

7/15, 10 PM LES surf/soul/punk legend Simon Chardiet & the Rooftoppers at Sunny’s

7/16, 1 PM day one of the weekend festival of lively Colombian folk music starts with harpist Nicolás Castañeda playing northeastern musica llanera followed at 3 by the Caribbean flavored Bulla en el Barrio and then at 4:30 by Herencia de Timbiqui, plus dancers, in the park out back of the Queens Theatre in the Park in Corona, 7 train to Willets Point/Shea Stadium, free

7/16, 2:30 PM the Brooklyn Blowhards – a wild brass band who make sea chanteys out out of Albert Alyer jazz, and vice versa, at the Hunts Point Riverside Park amphitheater, next door to Rocking the Boat (812 Edgewater Road, Bronx), free, 6 to Hunts Point Ave. 7/23 at 8 they’re at the Brooklyn Waterfront Museum, 790 Conover St. on the water in Red Hook

7/16, 3 PM a surprisingly killer allday free outdoor show at Pier 97 (enter at W. 59th St. and the Hudson River) starting with jangly, catchy garage-psych band Chrome Pony, careeningly intense gutter blues bandleader Breanna Barbara, the theatrical, smart Anais Mitchell, retro 70s country songbird Margo Price and everybody’s favorite Americana/highway rock band (and Nirvana cover band) Deer Tick headlining at around 7. Breanna Barbara is also playing the album release show for her killer debut on 7/22 at 10 at Berlin

7/16, 6 PM an eclectic Taiwanese twinbill: delightfully droll, irrepressibly funny, eclectic 60s-style psychedelic pop/surf rockers Won Fu followed by lushly pensive folk-rock/art-rock songbird Deserts Anpu at Central Park Summerstage

7/16, 7 PM up-and-coming jazz harpist Brandee Younger and her band at Madison Square Park

7/16, 7:30/9:30 PM dark, Middle Eastern-tinged jazz pianist Shai Maestro and crooner Theo Bleckmann in a rare duo show at the Jazz Gallery, $22

7/16, 8 PM intense, lyrically brilliant, quirky female-fronted two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at Arlene’s, $10

7/16, 8 PM all-size clarinet quartet Andy Biskin‘s Reed Basket play jazz, classical and originals with Andy Biskin, Peter Hess, Mike McGinnis, and Sam Sadigursky followed at 10 by Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff – at Barbes. Reed Basket are back here on 7/19 at 7

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

7/16, 8 PM guitarist Alyse Lamb’s fiery, subtly witty tightly psychedelic jazz-inspired postpunk band Parlor Walls at the Silent Barn

7/16, 8ish avant garde art-song maven Karen Mantler leads her trio followed by darkly esteemed reedman Ned Rothenberg leading one of his groups at the Owl

7/16, 9 PM careeningly bluesy post-Stooges psych/garage rockers Acid Dad followed by the creepier, more retro Night Beats at Rough Trade, $12

7/16, 9 PM Mar Salá plays her acoustic flamenco rock at followed at 10 by oldschool soul ballads with singer Camille Atkisson’s Empire Beats at the Way Station

7/17, 11:30 AM day two of the weekend festival of lively Colombian folk music starts with Martin Vejarano & Cumbia River Band- followed at 2 by Salsa Choque Son de Cali, at 3 by El Barrio Project playing cumbia and salsa and then at around 5 by tropicalia band La Toma de Medellín, plus dancers, in the park out back of the Queens Theatre in the Park in Corona, 7 train to Willets Point/Shea Stadium, free.

7/17, 3 (three) PM singer Katie Curley’s wryly retro, period-perfect classic 60s style honkytonk band the Bourbon Express for all you daydrinkers at the small room at the Rockwood

7/17, 5 PM Pat Noecker “will set up 10 amps in a circle and execute his tonal sound work called “Long Term Exposure.” A floor rug and pillow will be positioned in front of each amp in order to provide listeners with an immersive experience where they will be bathed in sustained sine waves over a period of 30 minutes,” at the Knockdown Center, $tba

7/17, 6 PM smart, subtly compelling, latin-inspired jazz chanteuse/songwriter Marianne Solivan leads her big band at Smalls

7/17, 7 PM DeLeon play flamenco-rock, Romany rock and klezmer-tinged grooves at Pier 1 on the upper west, free

7/17, 7 PM darkly torchy oldtimey swing bandleader/chanteuse Heather Holloway & the Heebie Jeebies at Radegast Hall

7/17, 8 PM eclectic string-driven heaven: Trina and Arun from Indian/newgrass instrumentalists Karavika, Ubuntu Rising’s trippy violin loopmusic and chamber pop/Romany/Americana violinist/songwriter Sarah Alden in a rare duo show with guitarist Kyle Sanna on the roof at 169 Spencer St. at Willoughby, Bed-Stuy, $5, C to Myrtle-Willoughby since the G isn’t running

7/17, 7 PM darkly catchy female-fronted folk noir band Little Embers at LIC Bar

7/17, 10 PM wild, energetic postpunk/80s retroists the Naked Heroes – the missing link between Adam Ant and the Detroit Cobras –at Union Pool, $8

7/17, 10:30 PM sweeping, swinging vibraphone jazz with the Behn Gillece band at Smalls

7/18, 8 PM the Feelies – the jangly Jersey band who invented dreampop 40 years ago – at Central Park Summerstage

7/18, 9 PM surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers – whose album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun – at Otto’s

7/19, 7 PM cantor of the 5th Avenue Synagogue, Joseph Malovany presents a concert of cantorial masterpieces, Yiddish and Hebrew classics including the liturgical music of Joseph Rumshinsky, composer of The Golden Bride at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place NW of Battery Park, $18

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

7/19, 8 PM eclectically tuneful oldschool soul/janglerock band Tuelo & Her Cousins followed by  intense, intricately orchestrated, low register-loving psycho mambo band Gato Loco at Brooklyn Bowl, $8

7/19-24, 8/10 PM playfully but also hauntingly eclectic pan-latin songstress Sofia Rei sings a weeklong stand at the Stone. Choice pick: the early set 7/20 featuring Mercedes Sosa-influenced duo sets by artists including Roxana Amed, Claudia Acuña, Sofía Tosello, Sofía Rei (vocals) Juancho Herrera (guitar) Silvano Monasterios (piano) Jorge Roeder (bass) Franco Pinna (drums, percussion) Yayo Serka (cajón), $20

7/19, 10:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls at Smalls, $20

7/20, 6 PM Orlando Marin, the “Last Mambo King,” reputedly the only orchestra leader from New York’s golden era of mambo who still performs regularly, on the plaza at Brooklyn Public Library

7/20, 6:30 PM popular Americana/soul road warriors Spirit Family Reunion out back of the World Financial Center, free

7/20, 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

7/20, 7 PM enigimatically witty, erudite jazz chanteuse/songwriter Dorian Devins leads her trio with Tom Hubbard – bass ; Lou Rainone – piano at Flute Midtown, 205 W 54th St, 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

7/20,7:30 PM intense Bartok and Can-influenced drummer/composer Sean Noonan’s Memorable Sticks piano jazz project at Joe’s Pub, $15

7/20, 8 PM art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande’s amazing Georges Brassens cover band Bad Reputation – with snazzy English lyrics that match the original French rhyme scheme – at Barbes

7/20, 9 PM catchy original surf/twang guitar instrumentalists Gold Driller – whose big jangly hit is called Klonopin and Paxil – at the Parkside

7/21, 6 PM delicious original Americana/newgrass band Chamomile & Whiskey at the small room at the Rockwood. They’re at the Way Station that same night at 11.

7/21, 7 PM cult favorite Irish chamber pop crooner Pierce Turner – the missing link between the Pogues and the Moody Blues – at Joe’s Pub,, $25

7/21, 7 PM the Plumbers play “”Tex-Mex-Calypso-billy”at Sinatra Park, Sinatra Dr. btwn 4th & 5th Sts , Hoboken, free

7/21, 7 PM avant garde hip-hop/beatboxer/personality Akim Funk Buddha at Madison Square Park

7/21, 7:30 PM subversively hilarious cabaret personality/chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite leads an all-star chamber-rock band playing her twistedly brilliant Nico parody/homage at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

7/21, 7:30 PM playful tenor sax improviser Ingrid Laubrock and lustrously tuneful pianist Kris Davis play a rare duo show at the Owl

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, 8 PM brilliantly torchy parlor pop/Americana chanteuse Robin Aigner with her chamber pop band Parlour Game followed at 10 by lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk noir art-rock band Kotorino at Barbes

7/21 and 7/23, 8 PM the String Orchestra of Brooklyn performs Igor Stravinsky’s opera The Rake’s Progress at Roulette, $20 gen adm

7/21, 9ish darkly elegant, lyrically-fueled Denver Americana/country/gospel songstress Julie Stratton at Troost

7/21, 11 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 intriguingly lyrical, enigmatic Americana songwriter Jeffrey Foucault – sort of a grungier Steve Earle –solo acoustic at the Rubin Museum of Art, $22.50 adv tix rec

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. 7/28 at 9 PM he’s at Brooklyn Bowl for $18

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

7/22, 7:30 PM Boston newgrass group the By and Bys  and the hauntingly impovisational Tanya Kalmanovitch, Anthony Coleman & Ted Reichman Trio at the Owl

7/22, 7:30 PM chamberpop/cabaret-rock wit Nellie McKay at the Poisson Rouge, $15

7/22, 8 PM Regional de NY with “Brazil’s oldest popular music with deep groove and a love for improvisation,” followed at 10 by electric oldschool C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts at Barbes

7/22, 9:30 PM jangly, sharply lyrical folk-rock/chamberpop band the Morning Sea – like a more stripped-down, less druggy Elliott Smith – at Union Hall, $8

7/22, 10ish haunting, intense guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara – who mashes up Mississippi hill country blues with electrified delta sounds and psychedelia – at Berlin

7/22, 10 PM Arabic stoner sounds with Algerian reggae-rockers Democratoz at Shrine 

7/22, 11:30 PM ageless garage rock legends the Fleshtones at at WFMU Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery St (Greene/Washington), Jersey City, $12, Path train to Exchange Place

7/23, 2:30 PM luminous folk noir/janglerock singer Ann Walsh with Vinny DeNunzio of the Feelies followed by Tracy Island – the catchy, smart, literate new wave/psychedelic rock project from Ian and Liza of the WonderWheels and the Larch – at Caffe Vivaldi 

7/23, 3 PM a killer free outdoor triplebill with salsa dura band Grupo Descarrilao and the psychedelically cinematic Funk Pterodactyl at the People’s Garden, 1221 Broadway at Greene Ave in Bushwick, delicious vegetarian tamales available, plus $10 for all you can drink keg beer, J/M to Kosciusko St.

7/23, 6 PM fiery  Sway Machinery singer/guitarist Jeremiah Lockwood followed at 8 by haunting Puerto Rican bolero revivalists Miramar and at 10 by cumbia jamband Yotoco at Barbes

7/23, 7 PM soprano sax star Sam Newsome leads an all-star band playing a tribute to his mentorr Steve Lacy at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, $10

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

7/23, 8 PM irrepressible, historically informed, folk noir/jangly rock songwriter Elisa Flynn at the Park Church Coop, 129 Russell St off McGolrick Park in Greenpoint, $10, G to Nassau Ave or L to Bedford

7/23, 8 PM bassist Lisa Dowling’s enigmatic solo Kills for Kisses project followed by the similarly dark indie classical/improvisational string-driven Hurd Ensemble at Spectrum, $15

7/23, 8 PM subtle, compelling, eclectically torchy speakeasy jazz combo Svetlana & the Delancey Five at the auditorium at Kingsborough Community College in Manhattan Beach, 2001 Oriental Blvd, closest train is the Q to Brighton Beach, free

7/23, 9 PM percussion sorceress Alessandra Belloni‘s slinky tarantella rock band play her bday show at Mehanata, $10

7/23, 9:30 PM the Delorean Sisters – who do funny, sarcastic country/bluegrass covers of cheesy 80s pop hits – at the Jalopy, $10

7/23, 10 PM the Ellameno Beat play roots reggae, ska and surf music at Shrine

7/23, 10 PM propulsive, tight metal power trio Dark Knights of the Soul followed by the even more menacing, unsettled, more brisk  Minor Arts at Leftfield

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

7/23, midnight ferocious, guitar-driven Austin gutter blues/noir rockers the Sideshow Tragedy at the small room at the Rockwood

7/24, 6 PM ish slinky Middle Eastern bellydance sgrooves with Kef Time – Scott Wilson on oud and vocals, clarinetist George Stathos, accordionist Ismail Butera, percussionist Casey Bond at Caravan of Dreams, 405 E. 6th St. between 1st Ave & Ave A, free

7/24, 7 PM hotshot guitarist Michael Sheridan leads his quartet playing  arrangements of South American dances, traditional Romany music and swing  at Barbes 

7/24, 7 PM 20s hot jazz brass maven Michael Arenella leads his hot oldtime swing quintet at Pier 1 on the upper west, free

7/24, 7 PM adventurous indie classical chamber music collective International Contemporary Ensemble performs Ashley Fure’s creepily amospheric multimedia indie classical/sculpture work The Force of Things – on themes of decay and destruction – at the Abrons Arts Center, free

7/24, 7 PM the Brooklyn Blowhards – a wild brass band who make sea chanteys out out of Albert Alyer jazz Downtown Music Gallery

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

7/24, 8:30 PM ghoulabilly, electric bluegrass, artsy keyboard rock, quirk-folk, erudite Britrock, haunting C&W, and more: Reid Paley, Demolition String Band, Charly Roth, Paul Foglino, Ed Rogers, Amy Allison, Lane Sternberg, Craig Chesler and many more familiar faces join forces to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the Treehouse at 2A

7/24, 8:30 PM rustic, shadowy Brazilian folk crew (and John Zorn reinterpreters) Forro in the Dark at Manhattan Inn, free

7/25, 9 PM the Mercenaries – semi-legendary New York rockers who are sort of the missing link between the Stones and the Replacements – at Arlene’s, free

7/25, 10:30 PM pianist Misha Piatigorsky and eleven-piece string ensemble the Sketchy Orchestra play their dark, quirky, Balkan-tinged, individualistically lush sounds at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

7/26, 6:30 PM charismatic, torchy, occasionally Lynchian jazz bassist/singer Kate Davis (of the Lady Bugs) with her combo at out back of the World Financlal Center, free

7/26, 7 PM Ensemble Fanaa with Daro Behroozi(alto saxophone/bass clarinet), John Murchison (bass, gimbri) and Dan Kurfirst (drums) with Balkanologist Matt Darriau play wild jams on Middle Eastern, North African and blues themes followed by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at 9 PM at Barbes

7/26, 7 PM 90s golden age hardcore hip-hop nostalgia: Black Moon & Smif-N-Wessun at Queensbridge Park

7/26, 7 PM Nashville blue-eyed soul singer Amy Black and her spot-on 60s style oldschool soul band play Muscle Shoals classics at the small room at the Rockwood 

7/26-27, 7:30/9:30 PM fiery Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda’s eleven-piece World Ensemble at the Jazz Standard, $30

7/26-31, 8/10 PM iconic, intense composer/violist Jessica Pavone plays a weeklong stand at the Stone, cover charge depends on the night and is typically discounted five or ten bucks off the usual $20. If you go to the Stone once this year, this is the week to do it. Choice pick: too many good ensembles to mention, but one especially good one is the late set on 7/30 with a performance of Pavone’s haunting cult classic 2010 album Hope Dawson Is Missing

7/26, 8/9:30 PM terse rising star postbop saxophonist Melissa Aldana in a rare duo with pianist Glenn Zaleski at Mezzrow, $20

7/26, 8:30 PM creepy, lyrically brilliant noir chamber pop/murder ballad duo Charming Disaster at Pete’s

7/26, 8:30 PM Johnny Ashby – who blends American highway rock with stadium-ready Oasis-style anthems – at Sidewalk

7/26, 9 PM tuneful Americana jazz guitarist Mike Baggetta with bassist Jerome Harris and drummer Billy Mintz at Korzo, $10

7/26, 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

7/26, 11 PM hypnotic, hard-hitting dance floor minimalists Dawn of Midi at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

7/27, 6 PM hypnotic, atmospheric, genre-shifting Indian/newgrass string ensemble Karavika at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

7/27, 6:30 PM erudite, deviously witty swing jazz guitarist Matt Munisteri and his Syncopatin’ Detonators on the plaza at Brooklyn Public Library

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

7/27, 7 PM explosive Bahian bandleader/percussionist Dende and his group at Waterside Plaza 30 Waterside Plaza (E 26th St at FDR Drive), free

7/27, 7  PM well-respected jazz chanteuse Dianne Reeves at Queensbridge Park

7/27, 7:30 PM purposeful Malian desert rock jamband guitarist Mamadou Kelly and the Ali Farka Toure Allstars at Joe’s Pub, $20

7/27, 7:30/9:30 PM a rare bass-fronted large jazz ensemble (just like Mingus), the Ross Kratter Big Band at Club Bonafide, $15

7/27-28, 7:30-9:30 PM far out: bassist Eric Revis leads a quartet with Ken Vandermark – saxophone’ Kris Davis – piano; Chad Taylor – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

7/27, 8 PM wildly theatrical, phantasmagorical noir cabaret band Orphan Jane at LIC Bar

7/27, 8 PM high-energy oldschool soul/groove band the California Honeydrops at the Knitting Factory, $22 adv tix rec

7/27, 8 PM legendary Texas Americana songwriter Joe Ely – one of the inventors of what would become alt-country – at B.B. King’s, $27.50 adv tix avail

7/27, 9 PM tuneful pastoral jazz saxophonist Aaron Irwin and his Trio with Mike Baggetta and Jeff Hirshfield followed at 10 by similarly inclined saxophonist/bandleader Jeremy Udden at Freddy’s

7/27, 9:30 PM enigmatic, intense, lyrically brilliant noir rock siren Karla Rose with special mystery guests from her mysterious circle at 11th St. Bar

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

7/28, 7 PM pianist Kris Wettstein aka A Microscope improvises clouds of sound and minimalist interludes on mystical themes at W83 (150 W 83rd St), $15 sugg don, free refreshments to follow

7/28, 8 PM singer/guitatarist Mia Wilson’s haunting, blues-infused, angst-ridden, psychedelic art-rock band with brilliant lead guitarist Quincy Ledbetter, the Bright Smoke at the small room at the Rockwood

7/28, 8 PM awesome  female-fronted power trio Castle Black – who veer between acidic Bush Tetras postpunk, stoner metal and more straight-up, sardonic punk –  at Maxwell’s. 7/29 at 10 they’re at the Parkside

7/28, 8 PM deviously vaudevillian oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s

7/28, 9 PM in reverse order at Berlin: garage/Merseybeat rockers the Above, fiery retro rock/60s soul/noir rockabilly band Blaire Alise and the Bombshells and iconic horror surf band the Coffin Daggers, $7

7/28, 9 PM jagged postrock instrumentalists Aiming for Enrike, hauntingly atmospheric art-rockers Arc Iris and motorik Norwegian soundtrack/postrock band Jaga Jazzist at the Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec

7/28, 10 PM wild, feral, intricate psychedelic metal versions of classic underground 1920s and 1930s Greek hash smoking music from Greek Judas at Barbes

7/28, 10 PM erudite, dark pianist Frank LoCrasto‘s “exotica hour” at Sunny’s

7/28, 10 PM intense female-fronted psychedelic/funk band Imunuri at Bar Chord

7/28, 11 PM blistering two-guitar bliss: Marc Ribot’s Young Philadelphians with Chris Cochrane, Jamaladeen Tacuma, and G. Calvin Weston punk out classic Philly soul and disco hits at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

7/29, 7 PM surrealistically slinky, wickedly fun psychedelic cumbia band Consumata  at the piers at 125th St and the Hudson free

7/29, 7 PM the Mekaal Hasan Band play fiery Indian/Pakistani psychedelic art-rock at Joe’s Pub, $18

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

7/29, 7:30 PM a Jamdown-style reggae festival with brief sets from Fragga Ranks, Culture Wise, Ras T, Illspree, crooner Dennis Walks and dancehall cult fave Sister Nancy at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

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, 8 PM Amor Prohibido play punk rock versions of Selena hits followed by Sunk Heaven – Austin from the Sediment Club’s solo noise project – followed by fiery Balkan brass/circus rock band What Cheer Brigade at Sunnyvale, $10 /

7/29, 8 PM guitarist Tom Csatari – whose new big band album is rapturously good and tuneful – leads his Uncivilized chamber jazz project at Barbes

7/29, 8 PM excellent dark garage/psych band Phantom Fifth followed by cult favorite CBs era psychedelic postpunks Certain General at Bowery Electric

7/29, 8 PM screaming psychedelic squall and RATM-style math-metal from Stinking Lizaveta and then intense, uncategorizable psychedelic/jazz guitarist Ava Mendoza’s Unnatural Ways – if you like Mary Halvorson, you’ll like her – and then creepy, envelopingly cinematic, atmospheric noise-drone band \Acid Roach at 169 Spencer St. at Willoughby, Bed-Stuy, G to Clinton-Washington, $10

7/29, 8 PM pianist  Jacob Rhodebeck plays rarely heard works by haunting Danish composer Per Norgard at at the Mise-En place, 678 Hart St #1B, in Bushwick, L to Dekalb Ave

7/29, 8 PM subtle, compelling, eclectically torchy speakeasy jazz combo Svetlana & the Delancey Five  at the Carousel at Battery Park, free

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

7/29, 9 PM charismatic oldtimey bandleader/multi-instrumentalist/belter Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns at the Jalopy, $20

7/29, 9/10:30 PM saxophonist Jeremy Udden‘s low-key Hush Point postbop combo at Cornelia St. Cafe $10 + $10 mi

7/29, 9:30 PM velvety noir jazz singer (and Tickled Pinks member) Stephanie Layton’s impressively eclectic torch/swing jazz band Eden Lane at Caffe Vivaldi 

7/29, 10 PM sizzling newschool oldtimey swing and Americana guitarist Seth Kessel and band at Sunny’s

7/30, 5:45 PM a noisy lineup put together by the Issue Project Room folks starting with Horse Lords and following at 6:30PM with Ben Vida; 7:15PM: Greg Fox; 8PM: Eartheater; 8:45PM: Profligate; 9:30PM: Container. 10:15PM: chainsawing sound sculptor Daniel Menche at Pioneer Works, 150 Pioneer St. in Red Hook, $20 adv tix rec

7/30, 6 PM impassioned cantorially-inspired Sway Machinery singer Jeremiah Lockwood playing classic delta blues, followed at 8 by accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock project, Bombay Rickey – a launching pad for her spellbinding four-octave range –and at 10 by Pangari & the Socialites playing classic ska, soul and rocksteady – most of it from the 60s Skatalites catalog at Barbes

7/30, 6 PM this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at 55 Bar

7/30, 8 PM tectonically shifting improvisational soundscapes with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber at Queensbridge Park

7/30, 8 PM meticulous guitar soundscaper Grey McMurray opens for haunting trombonist Rick Parker & Li Daiguo’s cassette release show for their psychedelic electroacoustic new one Free World Music at Shapeshifter Lab, $8

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

7/30, 9 PM intense, grimly funny noir rocker Tom Warnick & World’s Fair at Freddy’s

7/30, 9 PM intense frontwoman Hannah Fairchild’s searingly lyrical punk/art-rock/noir cabaret band Hannah vs. the Many at Rock Shop

7/30, 9 PM unhinged, excellent ghoulabilly/noir punks the Omega Men at the Cobra Club

7/30, 9 PM a rare appearance by percussion-driven Bazilian jazz trio the Tulio Araujo Quartet with Helio Alves piano), Cesar Garabini (7 string guitar) and Edward Perez (bass)at the Willamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave,  at S 5th St., Williamsburg, J/M to Marcy Ave, $10

7/30, 10 PM enigmatic female-fronted psychedelic popsters the New Tarot at the Mercury, $10

7/30, 11 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 Eastern jamband Sekanjabin at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

7/31, 3 PM ish golden age conscious hip-hop lyricist Bahamadia – one of the few poineering women from that era still at it – at Central Park Summerstage

7/31, 4 PM an awesome triplebill featuring pillowy oldtime swing singer Daria Grace: with ex-B52 guitarist and film soundtrack maven 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

7/31, 6 PM intense, lyrical tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss leads her quintet followed at 9:30 PM by  Scott Reeves & Manhattan Bones and their mighty four-trombone frontline at 55 Bar

7/31, 6 PM posttonal, polyrhythmic, lyrically intriguing violinist/bandleader Sarah Bernstein with Jacob Sacks on piano, Stuart Popejoy on electric bass and Tomas Fujiwara on drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/31, 6 PM ish jazz piano titan Marc Cary at Queensbridge Park

7/31, 7 PM clear-voiced, classically-tinged jazz singer/bandleader Joanna Wallfisch plays the album release show for her new one at National Sawdust, $25 adv tix rec

7/31, 8/9:30 PM bandoneon wizard JP Jofre leads his string-fueled tango chamber band at Mezzrow, $20

7/31, 9:30 PM Jenny Lewis’ new punk/pop trio Nice As Fuck at Rough Trade, $12 adv tix rec. They’re doing two sets at 8 and 10 PM (separate admission) on 8/1 at Bowery Ballroom for three bucks more.

8/1, 6 PM the improvisationally-inclined Osso String Quartet at the Fat Cat

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

8/1, 10 PM bassist Lisa Dowling’s enigmatic, theatrical, Kate Bush-influenced solo loopmusic project Kills to Kisses at Cake Shop, $8

8/2, 7 PM spiky violin-mandolin duo jams with Skye Steele and Charlie Burnham followed at around 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

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

8/2. 10 PM catchy Americana rockers Greg Cornell & the Cornell Brothers play the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood 

8/3, 6:30 PM the world premiere of hauntingly atmospheric Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir‘s For It Will Never Return with tenor Peter Tantsits and harpist Megan Conley on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free

8/3, 6:30 PM explosive Bahian bandleader/percussionist Dende and his group on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library, 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

8/3, 8 PM slinky, funky female-fronted Middle Eastern jamband Sekanjabin at Shrine

8/3, 8 PM legendary klezmer clarinetist and bluegrass mandolin wizard – and undercover surf rocker –Andy Statman and band at Barbes, $10

8/3, 9 PM real oldschool Max’s style glampunks the New York Junk at Bowery Electric, $8

8/3, 9ish enigmatic, synthy, propulsive new wave act Decorum at Aviv

8/4, 5 PM Junior Marvin’s version of the Wailers (there are two versions of what’s left of Bob Marley’s old backing band on the tour circuit these days) outdoors at Theatre Square in Newark, free

8/4, 7 PM Balkan singer Sarah Small’s hauntingly mesmerizing avant-folk trio Hydra and brilliant psychedelic desert rock/cantorial art-rock band Sway Machinery at Joe’s Pub

8/4, 8 PM cellist Hank Roberts’ edgy jazz sextet followed at 10 by  brilliant klezmer reedman Matt Darriau’s Who Is Manny Blanc, a homage to the legendary/obscure LES psychedelic Jewish jazz/esoterica composer at Barbes

8/4, 10 PM quirky, smartly lyrical avant chamber pop with the Icebergs – Jane LeCroy – vox; Tom Abbs – cello; David Rogers-Berry – drums – followed at 11 by fearlessly fun guy/girl-fronted C&W/Americana punk band theWorking Mothers at Pete’s

8/4, 10:30 PM uneasy, anthemic, cinematic/shoegaze noiserockers Avers play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10 adv ti xrec

8/4, 11 PM Anguilla roots reggae band British Dependency at Shrine 

8/5, 5:30 PM  a rare Upper East appearance by ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band at the American Folk Art Museum

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

8/5, 7:30/9 PM the mighty sixteen-piece, accordion-spiced cumbia-jazz Gregorio Uribe Big Band , at Ginny’s Suppper Club, $20

8/5, 9ish wild, ornately original Balkan trumpet music with Cocek Brass Band at Radegast Hall

8/5, 10 PM this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

8/5, 10 PM reverb-drenched dark garage-psych band the Heaters playing the album release show for their excellent new one at Baby’s All Right, $10

8/5, 10:30 PM B3 organ and trombone soul/jazz grooves with the Jared Gold and Dave Gibson Band at the Fat Cat.

8/5, 11 PM edgy, eclectic, tuneful, smartly lyrical punk-jazz-inspired rock songwriter Mimi Oz at Pete’s

8/5, 11:30 PM hilarious 70s/80s metal spoofers Mighty High at Hanks, $10

8/6, 6 PM oldschool soul ballads with singer Camille Atkisson’s Empire Beats a at Lucille’s, $10 adv tix rec

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

8/6, 9 PM enigmatic, psychedelically, distantly Lynchian soul bandleader Ivy Meissner plays the album release show for her new one at Littlefield, $10

8/6, 10 PM hard-hitting garge punks the 45 Adapters, folllowed at 11 by soul-rockers the Mighty Fine at Hank’s, $10

8/6, 10 PM legendary Hoboken psych-pop band the Special Pillow at Union Hall, $8

8/7, 7 PM wild, intense, frequently satirical newgrass/oldtimey hellraisers the Dustbowl Revival at the Mercury, $10

8/7, 7 PM an ironic twinbill: young oldschool C&W band the Cactus Blossoms and Dwight Yoakam, one of the first of the New Nashville guys, at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/7, 8 PM Silencio plays classic David Lynch soundtrack pieces plus original noir instrumentals at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

8/7, 8 PM vivid gothic Americana songstress Lara Ewen at Hell Phone in Bushwick

8/9, 7 PM guitarist Yoshie Fruchter’s intense, cinematic Middle Eastern jamband Sandcatchers at Barbes

8/10, 8 PM eclectic original Middle Eastern and North African style oudist Brandon Terzic leads his group at Barbes

8/10, 8ish outsider jazz, outside, free: DarkMatterHalo with ageless trumpet sage Wadada Leo Smith followed by Nublu Orchestra improvising a Butch Morris tribute at East River Park

8/10, 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 Sean Patrick’s Nikola Tesla bio at Hifi Bar

8/10, 9 PM composer Don Baragiano’s Hejira Middle Eastern project at Shrine

8/11, 7 PM catchy, soul-infused female-fronted existentialist parlor pop mavens Sweet Soubrette at Shrine

8/11, 7 PM sarod-percussion duo Camila Celin & Roshni Samlal open for hypnotic, atmospheric, genre-shifting Indian/newgrass string ensemble Karavika playing the album release show for their fun, innovative new one at Joe’s Pub

8/11, 8ish darkly ecstatic, danceable Middle Eastern flavored Nubian grooves with Alsarah & the Nubatones at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

8/11, 8 PM irresistibly charming 30s-style girlgroup harmony swing band Rosie & the Riveters – Saskatchewan’s counterpart to the Tickled Pinks – at the small room at the Rockwood

8/11, 8 PM catchy, individualistic rockers Elk City – who mash up paisley underground psychedelia and dreampop – at Hifi Bar

8/11, 8 PM Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies fat Barbes

8/11, 8 PM hard-hitting funk/Afrobeat band Shelley Nicole’s Blakbushe at C’Mon Everybody, $10

8/11, 9 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers play a rare acoustic set followed by smart, eclectic, avant garde-inclined Toot Sweet accordionist Mary Spencer Knapp at Pete’s

8/11, 10 PM Yotoco, the “bastard child of Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra playing a melange of salsa, Afro-Cuban rumba, boleros, and cumbias” at Bar Chord

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  accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock project Bombay Rickey – a launching pad for her spellbinding four-octave range – followed at 10 by rustic, clatteringly hypnotic Moroccan trance groove ensemble Innov Gnawa at Barbes

8/12, 8 PM jazz vibraphonista 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

8/12, 8 PM the Ghost Wolves bring back fond memories of the Cramps and similar ghoulabilly acts at Don Pedro’s

8/13, 3 PM organist/harpsichordist Nancy Kito performs an irreverent, enlightening multimedia under-the-hood demonstration of how her respective axes work, concluding with a visit to see the guts of a nearby church organ, concert/performance starts at 3 at Q.E.D. Astoria 27-16 23rd Av, Astoria, N to Ditmars Blvd, $10

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

8/13, 8 PM pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri’s tersely haunting Transylvanian jazz project at Barbes

8/13, 8 PM intense, psychedelic, horn-driven latin soul crew Spanglish Fly at SOB’s

8/13, 9 PM Americana rock guitar legend and former Lakeside Lounge honcho  Eric Ambel – of the Del-Lords and formerly with Steve Earle – at Hill Country Brooklyn

8/13, 9 PM Texas swing icons the Hot Club of Cowtown at Bowery Ballroom, $17 adv tix rec

8/13, midnight Palehound – who blend eerie, lyrical new wave with hypnotic motorik vintage Wire-style postpunk – at Trans-Pecos

8/14, 3 PM the American Contemporary Music Ensemble play Philip Glass’ String Quartet No. 5 from 1991 and Meredith Monk’s only string quartet Stringsongs from 2005, plus a Caleb Burhans world premiere at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd,| Long Island City, free w/museum adm

8/14, 7 PM tuneful. subtle, pastorally-tinged drummer/composer Vinnie Sperrazza leads his Apocryphal project with Loren Stillman­ alto saxophone; Brandon Seabrook­ guitar; Eivind Opsvik­ bass followed at 9 by psychedelic/art-rock/ Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

8/15, 6:30 PM intriguing,up-and-coming guitarist/songwriter Alicyn Yaffee – formerly of adventurous all-female jazz/art-rock band the Cave Women – at the Bar Next Door

8/15, 7 PM Dennis Lichtman’s purist, oldschool western swing band Brain Cloud followed by 9:30 PM by Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff –at Barbes

8/15, 8/10:30 PM ageless, perennially hard-hitting jazz piano sage and ex-Coltrane bandmate McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

8/16, 7 PM legendary, politically fearless, fiery Ivory Coast roots reggae legend Alpha Blondy at Marcus Garvey Park

8/16, 7:30 PM haunting, eclectic, otherworldly, historically rich instrumentals from the Yiddish Art Trio – Patrick Farrell- accordion, Benjy Fox-Rosen- bass/vocals, Michael Winograd- clarinet –. – at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place northwest of Battery Park, $18

8/16. 8 PM long-running Israeli reggae-rock jamband Moshav Band at Highline Ballroom, $15 adv tix req

8/17, 8 PM atmospheric Indian folk-inspired psychedelia with Tongues in Trees – vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, and guitarist Grey McMurray from itsnotyouitsme – at Barbes

8/17, 9 PM tuneful, diverse retro 60s psychedelic garage rockers the Mystery Lights at Baby’s All Right, $12

8/17, 9 PM fiery Americana rock guitarist/bandleader Michelle Malone – like Lucinda Williams at her hardest-rocking – at the Bitter End, $12

8/17 bizarre segues, good show: Indian string band innovation with Karavika‘s Trina Basu & Arun Ramamurthy, haunting Nashville gothic songwriter Jaye Bartell and electroacoustic soundscaper Nick James Scavo at Trans-Pecos

8/18, 7 PM playful, darkly eclectic toy piano virtuoso Phyllis Chen at Madison Square Park

8/18, 7:30 PM eclectic virtuoso oudist Mehmet Polat leads his Middle Eastern trio at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

8/18, 8 PM art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 10 by tersely tuneful guitarist Tom Csatari’s hauntingly cinematic, lushly sweeping Uncivilized large ensemble at Barbes

8/18, 8 PM perennially vital, powerful 80s new wave belter Martha Davis & the Motels at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec

8/18 distinctive guitarist Ava Mendoza, haunting violist/composer Jessica Pavone and saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos at Muchmore’s

8/18 swirly, hypnotic, totally 80s 4AD dreampop/shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo – who if they let their frontwoman sing fulltime would be one of NYC’s best bands –at Aviv

8/18 enveloping, high-energy dreampop and shoegaze with Dead Leaf Echo at A at Aviv

8/19, 6:30ish up-and-coming paisley underground band Moji Abiola – who add soulful vocals to the psychedelic mix – at the American Folk Art Museum

8/19, 7 PM lush, stately, jazz-inflected Uruguayan sounds with the Florencia Gonzalez Candombe Project at Shrine

8/19, 8 PM enigmatically careening,wickedly tuneful, intense female-fronted power trio Castle Black at Bowery Electric

8/19, 8:30 PM in reverse order at Union Hall: guy/girl powerpopsters Tatters & Rags, brilliantly creepy, cinematic circus rockers Northern Arms, and jangly Steve Wynn-esque paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass,  $10

8/19, 9 PM intense, female-fronted paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass at Union Hall

8/19, 10 PM darkly bristling, psychedelic Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Anbessa Orchestra, f.k.a. Lions at Barbes

8/19, 9:30 PM hypnotic cello-and-marimba duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi

8/19, 10:30 PM catchy, anthemic New Orleans blues guitar jamband the Delta Saints at the Mercury $10 adv tix rec

8/20, 8 PM awesome new Middle Eastern-tinged surf rockers Hearing Things – Matt Bauder -saxophones, guitars; JP Schlegelmilch -organ/piano and Vinnie Sperrazza – drums. –  at Barbes

8/20, 8 PM catchy, fiery, female-fronted janglerockers/powerpop band Above the Moon – like a more forceful take on Versus –at the Delancey, $10

8/20, 8 PM wry, jangly, retro 60s psychedelic popsters Gringo Star at Cake Shop

8/21, half past noon vocal-and-guitar duo Yael & Gabriel lead their combo playing Piaf classics at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec

8/23, 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

8/23, 8 PM Sharq Attack with Marandi Hostetter, 5 string violin; Brian Prunka, oud; John Murchison, double bass and Philip Mayer, percussion.jam out classic Middle Eastesrn themes followed at 9:30 by by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

8/23-26, 8/10:30 PM iconic, tuneful Jamaican jazz pianist Monty Alexander plays a Milt Jackson/Ray Brown tribute; on 8/27 and 8/28 he leads his irrepressible reggae-jazz combo the Harlem-Kingston Express at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

8/23. 11:30 PM guitarslinger Mallory Feuer’s fiery power trio the Grasping Straws – sort of a mashup of Patti Smith and Hole’s first album – at at the Mercury, $10

8/25, 7 PM it took fifteen years, but the kind of ska and reggae you’d see at a place like the Cooler has finally come full circle, back to the meatpacking district. In reverse order at Highline Ballroom: the LadronesInCircles, the Threads & the Rudie Crew, $10 adv tix rec

8/25, 8 PM the Astor Piazzolla Quintet play classics from the Argentine icon’s catalog followed at 10 by wild, feral, intricate psychedelic metal versions of classic underground 1920s and 1930s Greek hash smoking music from Greek Judas at Barbes

8/26. 5 PM cellist Inbal Segev plays solo works by J.S. Bach & Gity Razaz at Bryant Park, free

8/26, 5:30 PM elegant, ethereal art-rock/chamber pop violinist Concetta Abbate solo at the American Folk Art Museum

8/26, 7 PM Nashville gothic/ghoulabilly act the Bones of J.R. Jones  at the piers at 125th St and the Hudson free

8/26, 8 PM menacing rock triplebill of the year: darkly psychedelic guitarist/bandleader/indie icon Martin Bisi and assorted luminaries from his circle, followed by the creepy, noisy, Crampsy Musk and then careening dark garage/psychedelic underground supergroup Woman playing their first show in five years – and maybe their last – at Union Pool, $10

8/26, 8 PM bassist Simon Hanes and his 14 piece ensemble Tredici Baci play cinematic themes inspired by classic 70s Italian film at Barbes

8/26, 10 PM slinky original rocksteady with Osekre & the Lucky Bastards at Shrine

8/27, 5:30 PM ish timeless North African-inspired jazz piano paradigm-shifter Randy Weston at Marcus Garvey Park

8/27, 8 PM dark urbane Romany song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and band at Barbes

8/27, 10 PM roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at Shrine

8/28, 3 PM in reverse order: this year’s Charlie Parker Festival at Tompkins Square Park features, in reverse order, the piano trio of DeJohnette – Holland – Moran, vet postbop piano bandleader Allan Harris, edgy newschool saxophonist Donny McCaslin and eclectically funky, lyrical chanteuse/saxophonist Grace Kelly

8/28, 7 PM Afro-Peruvian jazz pianist/chanteuse Chi-Chi Glass and band followed at 9 by psychedelic/art-rock/ Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

8/29, 8 PM distinctive yet expert Japanese klezmer band Jinta La Mvta  at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place northwest of Battery Park, $18

9/8, 9 PM highly regarded highway rock and alt-country road warriors the Felice Bros.at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm

9/9, 9 PM expansive Thai-flavored psychedelic jams with Khruangbin at Bowery Ballroom, $16 adv tix rec

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