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A Typically Urbane, Incisively Lyrical New Album from the Larch

The Larch have been one of New York’s catchiest, most lyrically acerbic bands for a long time. Their 2012 album Days to the West blended new wave and psychedelia with a witheringly cynical Costelloesque lyrical edge. The one before that, Larix Americana – written mostly at the tail end of the Bush regime – set frontman/guitarist Ian Roure’s corrosive, politically charged commentary to hypnotic, guitar-fueled paisley underground rock. Lately the band seems to be on hiatus, but they have an excellent new ep, In Transit, picking up where the last album left off and streaming at Bandcamp.

The first track, Science & Charity – whose title the band nicked from a Picasso painting – assesses the pros and cons of space-age advances over keyboardist Liza Roure’s swooshy synth and Ross Bonadonna’s rising bassline, drummer Tom Pope negotiating its tricky syncopation. A jet-engine guitar solo takes it echoing out.

Welcome to the Institute alternates between hard funk and mid-80s Costello, a sardonic narrative told from the point of view of a pitchman for an online reputation repair service. Liza’s woozily processed backing vocals add an aptly tacky, techy touch, Bonadonna’s slithery lines echoing Bruce Thomas, the guitar again taking it out with a lickety-split, spiraling solo (Ian is the rare hotshot lead player who doesn’t waste notes).

Saturn’s in Transit, the catchiest and most Costelloesque tune here, seems to be one of those metaphorically charged workday anomie narratives that Ian writes so well. The jangliest track is the similarly metaphorical, nonchalantly ominous Mr. Winters, sort of a mashup of Squeeze and lyrical powerpop legends Skooshny – Ian’s voice often brings to mind that band’s frontman, Mark Breyer.

The backbeat Britpop tune Images of Xmas contemplates a deceptively comfortable litany of holiday gatherings and overindulgences. There’s also a hard-charging punk-pop bonus track. The Larch may be on the shelf for now, but the Roures continue with their duo project, Tracy Island, wherein they mix works in progress with favorites from the Larch and Liza and the Wonderwheels catalogs. They’re playing tomorrow, Oct 15, at 8 PM at Bowery Electric for an $8 cover and it’s a good bet some of these songs will be on the bill.

Live Music in New York City in May and June 2013

Daily updates; you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. Brand new calendar for  June and July coming this week. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

6/10, 6/17 and 6/24, 8 PM Tammy Faye Starlite as Nico in Chelsea Mädchen at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec. This sardonic homage to the ultimate femme fatale is a must-see show, TFS manages to be both haunting and savage in the role. She’s got the accent, she’s got the character, she radiates Teutonic iciness and she’s working on the bangs.

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

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

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

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between 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 in May, 8 PM pianist Noah Haidu at Cleopatra’s Needle. His latest cd, just out from Posi-Tone is a gorgeously lyrical third-stream trio effort

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:15 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

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

Three Mondays in May 5/6, 5/13 and 5/20, 10:30 PMish an Afrobeat party with Zongo Junction at Bowery Electric, $8

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

The second and fourth Tuesday of the month there are free organ concerts featuring a global mix of first-rate talent at Central Synagogue, Lexington Ave. at 55th St., free.

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

Tuesdays in May noir torch songs with Evanescent feat. Bliss Blood and Al Street at at Pete’s, 10 PM

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

Tuesdays in May, 11 PM an Allison Tartalia residency at Spike Hill. Astonishingly eclectic: noir cabaret, piano chamber pop, acoustic guitar rock. Rich, nuanced, often sultry vocals, a sense of humor, interesting narratives, a flair for the mot juste.

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

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

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

Wednesdays at 10 it’s Sheriff Bob’s bluegrass jam at Zirzamin, an A-list of NYC talent, always a good time, quality players always welcome.

Thursdays in May up-and-coming avant/indie classical Ensemble ACJW at Trinity Church, 1 PM, free, programs tba

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

Thursdays in May this era’s greatest and funnest Peruvian style psychedelic cumbia/surf band, Chicha Libre plays Nublu, probably late, midnight-ish

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

Friday evenings at various times (check the site for the weekly schedule) fearless avant cellist/impresario Valerie Kuehne’s Super Coda – a global mix of strange and sometimes amazing sounds, from the way-out to the way-in, drawing on a vast, global talent base – happens at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., 2nd floor.

Three Fridays in May, 5/10, 5/24 and 5/31 lyrical jazz pianist Laila Biali at Subculture on Bleecker St. east of Lafayette – audience members are invited to request material from her catalog or suggest other songs via email

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

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

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

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

Sundays 1 PM-ish, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play a brunch show at Southern Hospitality 645, 9th Ave at 45th St.

Weekly Sunday organ concerts continue (with holidays excepted) at St. Thomas Church, 53rd/5th Ave. at 5:15 PM, an international parade of A-list organists looking to give the mighty 1913 Skinner organ here a sendoff before it’s replaced.

Every Sunday at 5 PM, New York Music Daily present the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin (in the old Zinc Bar space on Houston at LaGuardia, downstairs).  An A-list of New York songwriters and instrumentalists work up new material and cross-pollinate in a comfortable, musician-friendly space. There’s no cover, and at the end of the salon, there’s a 45-minute set by a rotating cast of topnotch New York and international songwriters and composers. 5/5 darkly menacing Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie;  5/12 kick-ass Americana/gypsy guitarist/songwriter Chris Fuller; 5/19 powerpop/psychedelic guitar god Pete Galub; 5/26 dark rockers Phil Shoenfelt and Pavel Cingl from the Czech Republic; and more TBA .

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

Sundays in May, 8 PM the Dictators’ Andy Shernoff works up his own wry, clever solo material at Zirzamin

Sundays in May , 8/11 PM the ferocious, intense Arturo O’Farrill Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland, $30 seats avail. They’re also at Symphony Space on 5/3 and 5/4 at 8, guest artists include gaita (bagpipe player) Cristina Pato, vocalist/saxophonist Antonio Lizana, guitarist Xemo Tebar and the O’Farrill Brothers Band.

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

5/1, 7:30 PM good, seriously rocking purist powerpop doublebill: Pem Roach & the  Trouble Club followed by the snidely hilarious Haley Bowery & the Manimals at the National Underground. The Baghdaddios play later at abour half past eleven.

5/1-3, 8 PM trumpeter/ composer/musical innovator Wadada Leo Smith presents the NYC premiere of his epic 4-cd civil rights opus Ten Freedom Summers in its entirety (rated best album of 2013 at NYMD’s sister blog Lucid Culture) at Roulette.

5/1, 8ish a benefit for Sunny’s in Red Hook with Simon Chardiet, L’il Mo & the Monicats, John Pinamonti, the Red Hook Ramblers and others at the Bell House, $30

5/1, 8 PM avant string band and string quartet intensity: Ljova & the Kontraband followed by Brooklyn Rider at Littlefield, $15.

5/1, 8 PM pianist Richard Goode plays an all-Beethoven program at Carnegie Hall, $17.50 and up tix avail.

5/1, 10 PM the Bernie Worrell Orchestra at Subculture, $18.

5/1, 10ish wild intense art-rock instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – who get more noise out of eight-string bass, cello and drums than you could possibly imagine – at Glasslands

5/2, 7 PM at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, a global cast of winners in the Ibla piano competition play music by Bach, Verdi, Puccini, Liszt, Chopin, Ginastera, Prokofiev, Bartok, Oskar Merikanto plus originals and improvisations. Pianists include Ben Schoeman,Tomasz Ostaszewski, Patryk Sztabinski, Gabriele Gallo, Liisa Pimiä, Jason Chiang., Ian Miller, Audrey Ann Southard Rumsey, David Cieri, Jim Erickson, Laehyung Woo and the duo of Yuka Munehisa and Samuel Fried

5/2, 7 PM pianist Julia Den Boer plays works by Janacek, Boulez, and moreat Bohemian National Hall, free

5/2, 7:30 PM Rasputina – the original cello rockers, featuring cellist Julia Kent and guitarist Sara Landeau this time out – plays FaLaLa: The Bastardy of Shakespeare’s Madrigals, imagining an alternate authorship for Shakespeare’s work at Joe’s Pub, $15.

5/2,. 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at followed by the self-explanatory, jaunty Blue Vipers of Brooklyn at 10 at Barbes

5/2, 8 PM Ensemble Mise-En play works by Bent Sørensen, Louis Karchin, Graham Flet, Erik Lund Moon Young Ha including several world premieres at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea, 338 W 23rd St,, $15/$10 stud.

5/2, 8 PM Leon Botstein conducts the American Symphony Orchestra in a program of new and relatively new works by of Hungarian composers Partos, Weiner, Nador, Gyopar and Dohnanyi at Carnegie Hall, $12.50 tix and up avail.

5/2, 8:30 PM trombonist Jacob Garchik’s tuneful 40Twenty with Jacob Sacks, piano; Dave Ambrosio, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $25 incl. a drink.

5/2 indie classical songwriter Christina Courtin does her chamber pop thing at the big room at the Rockwood.

5/2, 8:30 PM conductor Karl Berger’s luminous, otherworldly, majestic Improvisers Orchestra at El Taller Latinoamericano on the upper west.

5/2, 9ish ferocoius Radio Birdman style chromatic garage punk with the Mess Around followed eventually by satirical French rock cover band Los Jamones at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $6

5/2, 10 PM Anna & Elizabeth sing classic Appalachian songs and scroll crankies (hand-drawn hand-cranked oldtime scrolled illustrations) at the Jalopy, a seriously fun time trip waiting for you, $10 .

5/2, 10 PM MK Groove Orchestra followed by Funkface at Spike Hill

5/2, 10 PM the Microscopic Septet play their devious originals as well as Monk tunes from their excellent new all-Monk cd Friday the 13th at Spectrum. 5/30 they’re at Joe’s Pub

5/3, 5:30 PM haunting intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack, who has a killer new solo album out, plays solo at the American Folk Art Museum.

5/3 the Rebel Factory with Certain General’s Phil Gammage at Zirzamin.

5/3-5, 7:30/9:30 PM ex-Miles Davis tenor sideman George Coleman at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend): “the the sagacious tenor man explores his rare groove side in the company of hard hitting organist Mike LeDonne and fleet fingered guitarist Peter Bernstein.”

5/3, 8 PM Tunisian chanteuse Sonia M’Barek at the Alliance Francaise, 55 E 59th St, $35 but worth it.

5/3 ,8 PM eclectic accordion genius Guy Klucevsek at Barbes with his band followed by cumbia party rockers Chia’s Dance Party

5/3-4, 8 PM visionary pianist/bandleader Arturo O’Farrill‘s spectacular, intense Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra beefs up Mexican banda music and other lesser-known latin subgenres along with newly commissioned works at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs.

5/3, 8 PM a solid Americana triplebill: Canadian singer Charlotte Cornfield, the rocking Alex Mallett Band and the more trad Whistling Wolves at Union Hall, $10

5/3, 8 PM bizarre segue, good show: roots reggae with Tribal Legacy followed by Flamenco Latino at Flushing Town Hall, $15

5/3, 8 PM guitarist Jason Vieaux plays music by Mauro Giuliani, J.S. Bach, Benjamin Britten, John Dowland, Dan Visconti, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Pat Metheny, and José Luis Merlín at Baruch College Auditorium, 55 Lexington Ave,  $25/$20 stud/srs. 5/5 at 3 PM he’s at  Ingalls Recital Hall, 2039 Kennedy Blvd in Jersey City for free.

5/3, 8 PM hypnotic percussion, string minimalism and avant garde drama: Iktus Ensemble, Yarn/Wire and thingNY at the Firehouse Space, $10.

5/3, 9 PM Baby Soda Jazz Band followed by Brian Carpenter’s increasingly intense, noir Ghost Train Orchestra at the Jalopy, $10

5/3, 9ish legendary rocksteady/reggae crooner Ken Boothe (the Man with the Gold Tooth!) at Littlefield $20 adv tix rec.

5/3, 9 PM dark female-fronted acoustic art-rockers the Sometime Boys at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

5/3 9 PM up-and-coming indie chamber ensemble Face the Music at BAM Cafe, free

5/3, 10ish smart, terse, funny Americana rock duo Kill Henry Sugar followed by Steve Ulrich’s legendary film noir guitar band Big Lazy at the Gutter in Williamsburg.

5/4, 6 PM the Sirius String Quartet at Shrine, program TBA,  free.

5/4, 6 PM torchy sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner & Parlour Game at Barbes feat. Pulitzer Prize finalist and violinist Caroline Shaw.

5/4, 7 PM the hilarious, historically brilliant king of retro ragtime banjo songwriting, Al Duvall at Pete’s

5/4, 7:30 PM gypsy rockers Caravan of Thieves at Subculture, $15.

5/4, 8 PM charmingly sultry French chanson revivalists Les Chauds Lapins at the beaux arts court at the Brooklyn Museum, free

5/4, 8  PM satirical Mexican-American retro rock agitator El Vez at Drom, $16 adv tix rec, this will probably sell out

5/4, 8 PM oldtimey swing and country soungs: Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band , the Red Hook Ramblers, Barnyard Brothers and North of Nashville at Union Hall, $10.

5/4, 8 PM hypnotic Indian-flavored music for strings with Karavika at Alwan for the Arts

5/4, 8 PM smartly lyrical radical acoustic songwriter Ben Grosscup, charismatically torchy, deviously witty songwriter/siren Elaine Romanelli and jazz chanteuse Pam Parker at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg don.

5/4, 8 PM the Delorean Sisters – who do funny satirical oldtimey covers of 80s cheeseball radio hits -at Hank’s

5/4, 8 PM, repeating on 5/5 at 3 PM the world-class Park Avenue Chamber Symphony plays Leo Kraft – Variations for Orchestra (New York Premiere); Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23 in A with Kariné Poghosyan, piano; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves.

5/4 this year’s Undead Jazz Festival is a pale imitation of what it was the past few years. First interesting show is 5/4 at Shapeshifter Lab starting at 8 with  Shane Endsley / Todd Sickafoose / Ben Perowsky followed at 9 by Martin Dosh + Andrew Bird, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Todd Sickafoose

5/4, 8 PM ageless torchy accordionist/chanteuse/personality Phoebe Legere at the Cutting Room, $25.

5/4, 8:30 PM purist oldtime Americana/bluegrass songwriter Vincent Cross at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street (just off of 37th Avenue) Jackson Heights

5/4, 8:30 PM Mimesis Ensemble are at Merkin Concert Hall playing a Lynchian elegy by Caleb Burhans, a cruelly sarcastic take on eco-disaster by David T. Little, powerful and historically aware chamber pieces by Fairouz as well as other works, adv tix $10 (students $5).

5/4, 9 PM stars of third-wave garage rock:  the Swinging Neckbreakers and Muck & the Mires at Don Pedro’s, $8

5/4, 9 PM amazing ten-piece country/gypsy/acoustic rock behemoth M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10.

5/4 Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s features some new names and a familiar eclectic 11 PM act: 9 PM the Fin-Dicators, 10PM the Derangers, 11PM the TarantinosNYC and a band called Flesh at midnight.

5/4, 9ish the Buddy Hollers, jamband American String Conspiracy and oldtimey country folks Uncle Walt’s Whiskey Review at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club, free

5/4, 10ish psychedelic Middle Eastern/Central Asian/Caribbean jamband Tribecastan at Nublu

5/4-5, 9 PM Arabic disco music from San Francisco with Beats Antique at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

5/4, 10 PM hypnotic Americana nocturnes with Hem at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm.

5/4, 10 PM fiery psychedelic paisley underground rock with the Newton Gang at 68 Jay St. Bar.

5/4 Turkish qanun virtuoso Hasan Isakkut and Ensemble at Drom, 11:30 PM, $15 adv tix very highly rec.

5/4, 11:30 PM explosive two-sax-and-drums funk/trip-hop instrumental band Moon Hooch return to the Knitting Factory, $10

5/5, noonish the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival has a bunch of good acts spread out down Washington St. 3 blocks from the Path station. No idea who’s playing the main stage but take your chances; reliably good artists include veteran Americana rocker John Eddie, wickedly tuneful female-fronted reggae-rock band Bern & the Brights, Swingadelic – who have an excellent new Allen Toussaint tribute album out – edgy latin rockers Del Exilio and thunderous Japanese drum troupe Taiko Zuko.

5/5, 3 PM pianist Maurizio Pollini plays an all-Beethoven program at Carnegie Hall, $21 tix avail.

5/5, 3 PM the American String Quartet play Beethoven – String Quartet in F Major, op. 18, no. 1; Bright Sheng – Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet; Ravel – String Quartet in F Major at Merkin Concert Hall. $15

5/5, 3 PM adventurous string quartet Brooklyn Rider at the Abrons Arts Ctr, 466 Grand Street (at Pitt St), free, early arrival advised.

5/5, 3 PM powerhouse pianist Beth Levin plays a world premiere by Andrew Rudin, a New York premiere by David Del Tredici and works by Scott Wheeler, Yehudi Wyner, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert and Michael Rose.at Spectrum, $25

5/5, 4 PM Canta Libre – Sally Shorrock, flute, Francisca Mendoza, violin, Veronica Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist, harp – play the Handel-Halvorsen duo for violin and cello, a harp quintet transcription of Scarlatti sonatas by Jean Francaix, plus Beatles tunes at Church of the Epiphany, 1393 York Ave at E 74th St, free

5/5, 4 PM cellist Sebastian Bäverstam and pianist Yannick Rafalimanana play works by Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy and Samuel Barber at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza branch, no kids under 6 admitted.

5/5, 5 PM haunting, lyrically potent southwestern gothic rocker Tom Shaner – who put out one of the best albums of 2012 – at the small room at the Rockwood

5/5, 5 PM the Mara Rosenbloom Quartet plays the album release show for their excellent, pensively tuneful new melodic piano jazz cd at Smalls

5/5 ,7 PM Gamelan Dharma Swara play classic and modern Javanese gamelan pieces at the Fat Cat of all places.

5/5, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin: Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons play a creepy mix of careening Canadian gothic rock and brooding chamber pop.

5/5, 7 PM International Street Cannibals play “several Beethoven Bagatelles with piano, belly dance and electro/acoustic ensemble; a malformed chamber version of Captain Beetheart’s “When I See Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy” with go-go dancer; a schizo-affective rendering of Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs’ “Wooly Bully”; a recitation, in the original Ionic dialect, accompanied by tribalistic sonorities, of Homer’s Hymn to Demeter; and some solo bijoux by pianist Taka Kigawa” at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

5/5, 7 PM sitar virtuoso Krishna Bhatt with tabla player Anindo Chatterjee at Symphony Space, $30/$20 stud/srs.

5/5, 7:30 PM the Down Hill Strugglers – f.k.a. the Dust Busters, self-appointed heirs to the New Lost City Ramblers’ wild oldtime folk legacy -at the Jalopy, $10

5/5 Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog and Hubble at Le Poisson Rouge

5/5, 8 PM the original oldtimey crooner, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks at City Winery, $28 standing room avail.

5/5, 8:30 PM purist guitar jazz maven Peter Mazza leads a trio at the Bar Next Door. He’s also here on 5/26.

5/5, 9ish the increasingly more menacing, psychedelic Jack Grace Band with the Broken Mariachi Horns at Rodeo Bar. 5/13 he’s at the Ear Inn at midnight; 5/16 he’s at Barbes at 10

5/5 double drum madness with theVinnie Sperrazza/Jeff Davis Duo, plus the Jesse Stacken Group, Brian Drye Duo and Big Eyed Rabbit at IBeam.

5/5 St. Helena, Surface to Air and Option Copter III at 35 Claver Place

5/5, 9 PM fiery, lyrically-driven dreampop/punk/powerpop rockers the Brixton Riot rollowed around 11:30 by intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at the National Underground.

5/5, 11 PM wickedly oldschool Brazilian-flavored dub reggae with Kiwi at Sullivan Hall, $10

5/6, 5:30 PM cellist David Finckel makes his final performance with the Emerson String Quartet with music of Schubert, Schoenberg plus an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence featuring guests Paul Neubauer on viola and Colin Carr on cello at the Greene Space, $25.

5/6, 7:30 PM Marin Alsop conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra playing John Adams: Shaker Loops; Jennifer Higdon: Concerto 4-3 (NY premiere); Prokofiev:  Symphony No. 4 in C Major, Op. 112 (1947 version) at Carnegie Hall, tix $12.50 and up

5/6, 7:30 PM trumpeter Sean Jones and quartet at Subculture, $18 .

5/6, 9 PM pensive, smartly lyrical Americana roots band Field Report at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $14 gen adm

5/6, 9 PM eclectic jazz guitarist Tom Csatari’s Bigger Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

5/6, 9ish Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab. They’r also here on 5/20

5/7, 5:30 PM the Tobias Picker Ensemble plays a program of the composers’s new works at the Miller Theatre, free.

5/7-12, 7:30/9:30 PM state-of-the-art lyrical jazz pianist Fred Hersch at the Jazz Standard: 5/7 with Anat Cohen; 5/8 with Greg Osby; 5/10-11 with Esperanza Spalding and Richie Barshay; 5/12 with Lionel Loueke

5/7-8, 7:30 PM violin virtuoso/musicologist Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series reflects on the past five seasons with pianist Jonathan Feldman, program TBA at WMP Concert Hall, $35.

5/7-11, 8:30/11 PM Jamaican jazz legend/personality Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express at Birdland, $30 seats avail

5/7, 8 PM intense, tuneful psychedelic female-fronted power trio/jamband Devi upstairs at Bowery Electric.

5/7, 8ish the Nat Osborn Band – who play smart, tuneful, funky, high-spirited keyboard-and-horn-driven New Orleans rock – at the Mercury.

5/7, 8ish one of the godfathers of goth, Peter Murphy plays an all-Bauhaus set at Webster Hall, $30.50 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc

5/7-12, 8:30/10:30 PM Bill Friselll’s Beautiful Dreamer with Eyvind Kang on violin and Rudy Royston on drums at the Village Vanguard, $25 plus 1 drink min.

5/7, 10 PM bassist Linda Oh leads a trio with Troy Roberts on tenor sax and Ted Poor on drums at the Fat Cat.

5/7, 10 PM electroacoustic indie chamber ensemble Noveller followed eventually by ambient lutenist Jozef Van Wissem with Jim Jarmusch at the Mercury, $15, get your tix now, this will sell out fast

5/8, 5 PM Brandon Terzic (oud) + Skye Steele (violin) improvise at the foot of the spiral staircase at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St., free

5/8. 7:30 PM cellist Jodi Redhage’s Rose & the Nightingales’ gorgeous, sweepingly tuneful indie classical/jazz project at Subculture, $15 .

5/8, 7:30 PM JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Philharmonic playing Kanchell: “Morning Prayers” from Life Without Christmas; Gliere: Symphony No. 3, Op. 42, “Ilya Muromets” at Carnegie Hall, tix $12.50 and up

5/8, 8 PM dark intense tuneful/lyrical janglerock/postpunk chanteuse Baby Streuth (f.k.a. Naomi Hates Humans) at Pete’s.

5/8, 8 PM dark smart jazz twinbill: drummer Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom and Sexmob who have a reputedly amazing Nino Rota album just out – at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

5/8, 8 PM violinist Sarah Neufeld  and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia open for Colin Stetson – who blew the doors off the Bitter End, solo on bass saxophone when he played there at Winter Jazzfest – at le Poisson Rouge, $13 adv tix rec.

5/8, 9ish NYC’s funnest, most savagely satirical jazz band, Mostly Other People Do the Killing at Shapeshifter Lab

5/8, 9:30 PM Ed Cherry leads a trio followed at midnight by intense, edgy saxophonist Benjamin Drazen leading his trio with deviously eclectic B3 organist Brian Charette

5/8, 10 PM eclectic violinist Skye Steele’s fantastic Glorious Sunshine with Dayna Lynn on violin, Ilusha Tsinadze on guitar and Liam Robinson on accordion play the album release show for their new one, “a new EP of folk art songs fracking the substrata of regret, loss, and betrayal” at the Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint, free

5/8 ,10 PM dark piano-based chamber pop wiht Elizabeth & the Catapult at the small room at the Rockwood.

5/8, 10 PM trombonist Natalie Cressman and band play their lush, sweepingly melodic tunes  followed by Cressman’s mentor, saxophone powerhouse Peter Apfelbaum’s Sparkler at the big room at the Rockwood

5/9, 6 PM luminous Spanish flamenco-jazz pianist Ariadna Castellanos at Birdland, $25

5/9, 7 PM charismatic Americana songwriter/chanteuse Julia Haltigan and band at Joe’s Pub, $14, followed at 9:30 PM (separate $22 admission) by gypsy guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel.

5/9, 7 PM violinist Jake Shulman-Ment and his band play gypsy and klezmer music at the Manhattan JCC, 76th/Amsterdam, $20.

5/9, 7:30 PM Leonard Slatkin leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with Pink Martini’s Storm Large on vocals in a surreal and stagey bill: Rachmaninoff’s Caprice Bohémien, Op. 12, and the haunting, austere Isle of the Dead, plus Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins and Ravel’s La Valse, at Carnegie Hall, tix $12.50 and up

5/9, 7:30 PM psychedelic art-rock, worldbeat and reggae: Deoro’s Manila Project with special guests Nyko Maca, Waway Saway, Daniel Darwin, and Jonan Aguilar at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

5/9, 7:30 PM Leonard Slatkin leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra playing the first four (!) Ives symphonies at Carnegie Hall, tix $12.50 and up

5/9, 7:30 PM pianist Noreen Polera and cellist Clancy Newman play works by Beethoven, Clancy Newman and Brahms at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

5/9, 8 PM an evening of short solo works performed by their writers from the Antisocial Music crew: solo works written by Beeferman, Dunphy, Durst, Duykers, Hudgins, Muchmore, Rosenberg, Seroff, Sinton, Waters & Zagaykevych performed by the composers and/or Curtis Stewart, Jean Cook, Britton Matthews & Jonathan Vincent at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10

5/9, 8 PM Annie Gosfield on keys with Sexmob’s Kenny Wollesen on drums and Roger Kleier on guitar playing a couple of her best-loved electroacoustic pieces, followed by Ebe Oke on synths at the Kitchen, $15.

5/9, 8 PM Margaret Lancaster, flute; Zach Brock, violin; Michael Lowenstern, bass clarinet; Richard Sussman, piano & synthesizer play new works by Lowenstern, Sussman, Preston Stahly and Jacob TV at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea, $20/$15 stud.

5/9, 9 PM briliant oud player/composer Mavrothi Kontanis’ intense, edgy new Middle Eastern rock band Mild Mannered Rebel followed by equally intense ten-piece Balkan brass jammers Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10

5/9, 9 PM edgy oldtimey swing and C&W with Miss Tess & the Talkbacks followed by Lake Street Dive at Maxwell’s, $12 adv tix rec. 5/10 they’re at the Bell House for the same price.

5/9, 10 PM excellent, dark acoustic-electric Americana band A Brief View of the Hudson, putting an edgy, lyrical new spin on antique sounds, at Bowery Electric, $10

5/9, 10 PM the Bakersfield Breakers play surf music and twang instrumentals at Otto’s.

5/9, 10 PM Toubab Crewe play Afrobeat at Brooklyn Bowl, $13. They’re here the following night 5/10 at 9.

5/9, 11:30oish swirly, hypnotic, totally 80s 4AD dreampop/shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo at Shea Stadium, $8. They’re at Union Pool at 8 on 5/9 for the same deal.

5/10-11 cellist Jeffrey Ziegler’s last performances with the Kronos Quartet features Laurie Anderson joining them for their collaboration Landfall,  at the Kasser Theatre at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Tix $TBA; $10 roundtrip transportation from NYC is available via charter bus which leaves at 6 PM from 41st St. betw. 8th/9th Aves., res. highly suggested to 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org.

5/10, 7:30 PM the Queens Symphony Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Manuel de Falla’s El Amo Brujo at Flushing Town Hall, free, early arrival a must.

5/10, 7:30/9:30 PM the East Meets West Guitar Trio with guitarists John Stowell, Gene Bertoncini and Paul Meyers at the Bar Next Door, $12

5/10, 8 PM sly alt-country songwriters Warren Hood & the Goods and Hayes Carll at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

5/10, 8 PM dark intense minimalist occasionally Middle Eastern-inflected indie rockers the Mast (Persian for “high on life”) at the Knitting Factory.

5/10, 8 PM the Mivos Quartet play new works by Chris Fisher-Lochhead, David Grant and Thomas Ades at the 2nd floor loft space at 138 South Oxford St., Ft. Greene, any train to Jay St/ or Borough Hall and a ten-minute walk, $15/$10 stud/srs/artist/under 30.

5/10 8:30ish the Sharp Lads, fearlessly political soul/reggae/latin rockers Outernational and a reunion show by the Violators at Bowery Electric, $10

5/10, 8:30 ish iconic modern melodid jazz sax powerhouse Peter Apfelbaum & Sparkler at Shapeshifter Lab

5/10, 8:30 PM Jennifer Choi (violin) teams up with Pala Garcia (violin) and Michael Nicolas (cello) to mix and match their way through works by Gubaidulina, Nono, Lachenman and Sciarinno at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs

5/10 ,8 PM electronic keyboard new music frenzy: Yuka Honda on keys with Nels Cline on guitar followed by Brian Marsella on keys, then Ebe Oke at the Kitchen, $15

5/10, 9 PM mysterious, entertaining surf rockers the Tiki Brothers at Otto’s, free. They’re also at Rock Shop on 5/18 at 11ish for $5

5/10, 9 PM noir cabaret/gypsy punk band Not Waving but Drowning at Freddy’s

5/10, 9 PM absurdly funny Merle Haggard cover band Bryan & the Haggards – who put out two instrumental albums of Hag tunes, one a hilarious free-jazz interpretation and the other surprisingly straight-up, at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

5/10, 9ish fiery surf trio Octomen at the Gutter in Williamsburg.

5/10-11, 9/10:30 PM arguably the most consistently interesting New York pianist in jazz right now, Kris Davis leads a trio with John Hebert on bass and Tom Rainey on drums at the Jazz Gallery, $0

5/10, 9/10:30 PM pianist Jacob Sacks leads a quartet with Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

5/10, 10 PM badass oldtime blues/country resonator guitarist/chanteuse Mamie Minch– the ultimate Friday night headliner – at Barbes. Even her name implies bliss and lurid bluesiness.

5/10, 10 PM dynamic, dark, dramatic mythologically-inspired composer/songwriter Anais Mitchell at the big room at the Rockwood.

5/10, midnight oldschool latin soul band Spanglish Fly at Nublu

5/11, 11 AM the latest “wall to wall” free all-day extravaganza at Symphony Space explores the Harlem Renaissance, lineup TBA.

5/11, 3 and 8 PM S. Epatha Merkerson presents a salute to the women of jazz featuring an all-star cast of pianist Geri Allen, chanteuse Dianne Reeves, the Timeline Tap Quartet, Lizz Wright, Terri Lyne Carrington, pyrotechnic alto sax player Tia Fuller, guitarist Marvin Sewell and the vocal ensemble Afro Blue at the Apollo Theatre, $10 tix avail.

5/11  the house concert doublebill with bewitching Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack and badass resonator guitarist/blues chanteuse Mamie Minch is sold out.

5/11, 6 PM Zeke Healy and Karen Waltuch play resonator guitar and viola to support vocal duets at Barbes followed eventually at probably around 10 by savage but subtly improvisational noir guitar jazz/soundtrack trio Big Lazy– New York’s best band of the last 10 years – recently resurrecrted and better than ever.

5/11, 7 PM brilliantly iconoclastic pianist/musicologist Nancy Garniez plays Haydn at an intimate house concert on the Upper West, email for info/address.

5/11, 7ish the One and Nines – NJ’s answer to Sharon Jones – at the JC & Harsimus Cemetery, 435 Newark Ave, Jersey City, $10, the highlight of a daylong festival that starts at 1-ish.

5/11, 7 PM a sophisticated south-of-the-border chanteuse doublebill with Argentina’s Sofia Rei and Mexico’s Magos Herrera at Joe’s Pub, $20.

5/11, 7 PM the acoustic oldtimey Big Road Blues Band, gypsy guitar jazzz with Buck Meek & Shine, ladino/Yiddish songwriter Robin Greenstein and Afro-Dominican folk-dance choir Legacy Women at Big Road in Chelsea, $15 sugg don .

5/11, 7 PM Khorikos performs the world premiere of King Lavra, the “micro-opera” by Jan Jirasek plus works by Jirasek, Britten, Whitacre, Grieg and Kodaly at Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd St., $15

5/11, 7:30 PM the torchy oldtime Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues.

5/11, 7:30 PM the reliably comedic Erin & Her Celloat the big room at the Rockwood

5/11, 7:30 PM Christoph Eschenbach leads the National Symphony Orchestra playing Shchedrin: Slava, Slava; Schnittke: Viola Concerto; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 at Carnegie Hall, tix $12.50 and up

5/11, 8 PM Mississippi hill country blues guitar genius Will Scott followed at 10 by the Duhks’ Tania Elizabeth and Andy Stack at 68 Jay St. Bar.

5/11, 8 PM Cuban salsa crooner Gerardo Contino Y Los Habaneros with special guests Xiomara Laugart and Luisito Quintero at Roulette, $25 .

5/11, 8 PM pianist Geoffrey Burleson and violinist Mary Rowell play new works by Armando Bayolo, Richard Cionco, Annie Gosfield, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Randall Woolf and  William Duckworth at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea, $20/$15 stud.

5/11, 9 PM the Likkle Big Band fronted by reggae chanteuse Charmaine John at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

5/11, 9 PM creepy keyboard-driven art-rock/goth band the Devil’s Broadcast at Hank’s.

5/11, 9/10:30 PM bassist Ben Allison leads a trio with saxophonist Ted Nash playing the music of Jim Hall. Steve Cardenas gets the juicy parts on guitar, at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

5/11, 9:30ish ecstatically fun, intense gypsy punk/metal cumbia/rock en Espanol band Escarioka at Mehanata.

5/11, 10 PM dark Americana/noir jangleband Balthrop Alabama at Littlefield, $5.

5/11, 10 PM a one-off reunion of Evil Jake – sarcastic early zeros powerpop/punk-pop band with a bit of Social Distortion resonance who were too smart for the corporate machine that eventually tossed them aside – at Arlene’s, $10.

5/11, 10 PM dark eclectic Americana guitar genius Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar.

5/11 tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar 11ish.

5/12, 3 PM pianist Anthony de Mare plays new works by Mason Bates, Eve Beglarian, Annie Gosfield, Ethan Iverson, Phil Kline, James Mobberley, David Rakowski, Frederick Rzewski, Steve Reich and Geoff Sheil at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea, $25/$15 stud.

5/12, 4 PM Benjamin Hochman, piano, Lily Francis, violin and Efe Baltacigil, cello, perform Beethoven’s Trio in E flat Op. 70 No. 2, Ravel’s Trio in A and Brahms’s Trio No. 1 in B op. 8 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza branch, no kids under 6 admitted.

5/12, 5 PM Lee Feldman & His Problems play his subtly enigmatic, moody piano-based chamber pop on a brilliant doublebill with the incomparable, deviously lyrical alt-country legend Amy Allison at Something Jazz Club – dunno who’s playing first but who cares.

5/12, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin: Chris Fuller playing biting, lyrical Americana, blues and gypsy-flavored songs.

5/12, 7:30 PM oldschool blues/ragtime powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at Terra Blues.

5/12, 8ish Jozef Van Wissem – who puts an ambient modern spin on Renaissance lute music- followed eventually at around 10 by haunting, atmospheric gothic Americana chanteuse Marissa Nadler at St. Vitus, $12

5/12, 8 PM Canadian Americana chanteuse Charlotte Cornfield followed eventually by explosive North Carolina original bluegrass band Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys at the small room at the Rockwood.

5/12, 8 PM obscenely hilarious, ferocious, surprisingly eclectic punk/powerpop band Custard Wally at Otto’s.

5/12, 9 PM the Bakersfield Breakers play surf music and twang instrumentals at Rodeo Bar

5/12, 7 PM Ensemble 212 play Beethoven’s Egmont Overture plus a New York premiere by Mohammed Fairouz and works by Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn and Daniel Felsenfeld at Merkin Concert Hall, $25/$10 stud.

5/12, 8:30 PM Uruguayan-American pianist Polly Ferman and Moroccan-born guitarist/singer Gerard Edery blend Sephardic and tango styles at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

5/13, 7 PM Jerome O’Brien of the late, great Dog Show plays his ferociously literate, vintage R&B/punk influenced songs at Zirzamin followed by intense, lyrically haunting Americana soul rocker Matt Keating.

5/13, 7 PM tsimbl (klezmer dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky and violinist Jake Shulman-Ment play rare folk tunes from across the Jewish diaspora at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $15.

5/13, 7/9 PM pianist Orrin Evans’ wildly popular, ferociously intense Captain Black Big Band at Smoke, free w/$30 prix-fixe menu. They’re also here on 5/27.

5/13, 8 PM the Gil Evans Orchestra, led by Miles Evans at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

5/13 8 PM oldschool torchy soul band Empire Beats feat. Camille Atkinson at the Parkside, $10.

5/13, 8:30 PM avant violin star Ana Milosavljevic and irrepressible piano improviser Jed Distler team up at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. Followed at 10 (separate admission) by string trio Speed Bump playing Miles Davis.

5/13, 9ish eclectic, lush sounds with the Ida Santhaus Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

5/14, 7 PM wickedly catchy retro 80s janglerockers the Rotaries, free at the House of Bumble, 415 W 13th St. (Greenwich/Washington), free beer/wine, early arrival advised

5/14, 7 PM the Ben Holmes Quartet at Barbes playing tuneful Balkan jazz with guest Marcus Rojas on tuba for some extra low end at Barbes.

5/14, 7 PM edgy tenor saxophonist Stan Killian leads a quartet at 55 Bar, free

5/14-19, 7:30/9:30 PM one of the major jazz events of 2013 in NYC: Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Project big band at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend. 5/14-15 features rare early-career music from Evans’ period writing for the Claude Thornhill Orchestra; 5/16 music from Out of the Cool, New Bottle of Wine and Great Jazz Standards; 5/17-18 from the immortal Individualism of Gil Evans (that’s the one we’re going to); 5/19 from Porgy & Bess and Miles Ahead

5/14, 7:30 PM eclectic, often gorgeously cinematic jazz with Bryan & the Aardvarks feat. Chris Dingman on vibraphone at Subculture, 45 Bleecker St

5/14, 7:30 PM Talea Ensemble performs chamber music by Austrian composer Beat Furrer at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free.

5/14-19, 8/10 PM intense Middle Eastern/jazz saxophonist Uri Gurvitch leads a series of ensembles at the Stone. Opening night is the wildest, the album release show for his kick-ass new one Babel with special guest Dave Douglas on trumpet, Leo Genovese (piano, keys) Peter Slavov (bass) Francisco Mela (drums). 5/16-18 feature ensembles with brilliant oudist Brahim Fribgane; 5/19 with George Garzone on tenor sax!

5/14, 8 PM dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $8

5/14-19, 8:30/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon – whose new Live in Puerto Rico quartet album absolutely kicks ass – leads a quartet with Luis Perdomo on piano at the Village Vanguard, $25 plus 1 drink min.

5/14, 8:30 PM devious saxophonist Jon Irabagon leads a trio with Sean Wayland on organ and Shawn Baltazor on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

5/14, 9 PM intense blues/gospel/Indian/trance-jazz band Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence play the album release show for their haunting debut cd at Drom.

5/14 Matt Siffert upstairs at Bowery Electric: songwriter with string quartet. Don’t let the gentle voice fool you, he’s got bite and the arrangements are gorgeous.followed by brilliant, bluesy cellist Calum Ingram, free

5/14, 10 :30 PM third-stream trumpeter Dominick Farinacci leads a small combo at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

5/14, 11 PM chanteuse Abby Payne – whose new western-themed album is due out soon – at Pete’s. Bliss Blood and Al Street’s lurid, torchy noir Evanescentt project plays before at 10.

5/15, 7:30 PM members of the Composers Concordance composer/performer collective perform new works by Sandeep Bhagwati, John Clark, Dan Cooper, Hudson Harriman-Smith, Peter Jarvis, Earl Maneein, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, David Saperstein, and Randall Woolf at the auditorium at Goddard Riverside, 647 Columbus Ave (between 91st and 92nd Sts., free

5/15 evil noir Austin psychedelic bluesrockers the Sideshow Tragedy play upstairs at Bowery Electric; 5/17 they’re at Zirzamin at 11.

5/15, 8 PM Tunisian Middle Eastern jazz chanteuse Ghalia Benali and her phenomenal band: Stomu Takeishi (bass), Ned Rothenberg (reeds), John Hadfield (drums), Alex Waterman (cello), Tanya Kalmanovitch (violin) at at the Alliance Francaise, 55 E 59th St, $25. The Alliance is offering a tempting twofer package: tix for this show and Emel Mathlouthi’s concert on 5/22 for $35.

5/15, 8 PM a Henry Miller celebration with violinist Zach Brock, the Bushwick Gospel Singers, and the Holy Modal Rounders’ ageless Peter Stampfel at Spike Hill, note $10 cover charge.

5/15, 9ish dark psychedelic indie rock legend (and Herbie Hancock/Sonic Youth/Dresden Dolls collaborator/producer) Martin Bisi at the Delancey.

5/15, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads a trio at Union Pool.

5/15, 10:30ish casually catchy tuneful retro 60s soul/pop songwriter Janet LaBelle at Bowery Electric, $10. She’s also at Spike Hill on 5/25 at 8 PM for free

5/15, 10 PM pensive Americana songwriter Donna Susan at Otto’s. Raised on punk, inspired by country, more honest and haunting than any of the newbies recently relocated to Bushwick.

5/15, 11 PM torchy, dynamic retro chanteuse Julia Haltigan with her phenomenal band at the small room at the Rockwood.

5/16, 7 PM lush, exhilarating 11-piece bellydance orchestra the Jerry Bezdikian Ensemble at the Sullivan Room, 218 Sullivan St, $15 incl. a drink

5/16, 7:30/9:30 PM guitarist/conductor Greg Tate and pianist Marc Cary’s The Upper Anacostia–Lower Gold Coast Symphonic plays a tribute to DC go-go music at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

5/16, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble and Third Coast Percussion perform works by Mexican composer Julio Estrada at the Miller Theatre, $25 adv tix avail.

5/16-18, 8 PM Chick Corea with the JALC Orchestra playing a career retrospective at the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, $30 seats avail. but going fast, reserve now.

5/16, 8 PM duo improvisations: Kris Davis (piano) and Andrew Drury (drums); Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones) and Han-earl Park (guitar); and Catherine Sikora (saxophones) and Stanley Jason Zappa (saxophones) at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10.

5/16, 8:30 PM the lush, haunting Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab.

5/16, 8:30 PM wild, cleverly funny avant garde chanteuse/composer Amy X Neuburg plus Sideband (f.k.a. the Princeton Laptop Orchestra) playing electroacoustic works by Anne Hege, Konrad Kaczmarek, Jascha Narveson, Lainie Fefferman, and Dan Trueman through their custom-made sound system at Roulette, $15/$10 studf/srs. Fun factoid: both Neuburg and Sideband’s Lainie Fefferman hail from the same block in Princeton, NJ. They say don’t drink the water….

5/16, 8:30 PM Jon Irabagon, alto sax; Mark Helias, bass; Barry Altschul, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. Irabagon has a snarky yet unselfconsciously fun trio album out with Altschul and bassist Joe Fonda – this crew may amp it up a notch.

5/16, 8:30 PM edgy guitar jazz with the Assaf Kehati Trio feat. Ehud Ettun & Colin Stranahan at Bar Next Door.

5/16, 9ish the Brooklyn What – powerful, anthemic, fearless and funny punk/soul rockers who represent smart native-born Brooklyn better than any other band – open for oldtimey jugband legend Peter Stampfel’s album release show at Shea Stadium.

5/16, 9 PM fearlessly political soul/reggae/latin rockers Outernational at Matchless – get there early.

5/16, 10:30ish punk-inspired electric bluegrass and country with Demolition String Band at Rodeo Bar

5/16, 10 PM skin-peeling noiserock with the Sediment Club at Public Assembly, $12

5/17, 5 PM Cadillac Moon Ensemble play new works from composer collective Circles and Lines – Eric Lemmon, Dylan Glatthorn, Angélica Negrón, Conrad Winslow, Noam Faingold- at Tenri Cultural Center, 43A W 13th St., $15/$10 stud, performer/composer Q&A to follow concert. The next day 5/18 at 3 PM they dodge the tourists and play a program of works by Alex Weiser, Travis Weller, and Eric Stokes. for a very captive audience on the Highline at the seating steps at 22nd St.

5/17, 7 PM ambient, haunting electroacoustic jazz ensemble Mercury Falls plays the album release show for their latest one at Spike Hill, free; later at 10 PM there’s a ska/jamband bill with Tauk, the Flowdown and then wild Afrobeatban the  Brighton Beat for $5 .

5/17,  7 PM chanteuse Lucia Pulido on cuatro and vocals plus Ruben Samama on upright bass at 287 Spring Street, $20

5/17, 7:30 PM the mighty six-piece Pick Six Bluegrass Band at Dixon Place Theatre, free.

5/17, 8ish Pan-American rockers Los Rakas (say it slowly), Nahko & Medicine for the People (legalize it) and state-of-the-art roots reggae beast SOJA at Webster Hall, $25.50 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

5/17, 8 PM opening night of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival featuring the Jack Quartet performing new work by Lewis Nielsen plus a New York-centric multimedia  piece for piano, cello and video by Michael Brown and Nick Canellakis and a-cappella group M6 performing early Meredith Monk compositions at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35.

5/17 at 8 PM, repeating on 5/19, 3 PM glass music virtuoso Miguel Frasconi in concert at the Old Stone House, Washington Park, 336 3rd Street (bet. 4th & 5th Avenues) in Park Slope, $20. Bring additional family members, first adult gets in for $15, $5 for each addl ticket.

5/17, 8 PM “Sway Machinery’s Jeremiah Lockwood – troubadour with guitar singing delta blues and nigunim” followed at 9 by Haverrerchuck – Adam Hopkins (bass, compositions), Nathaniel Morgan (alto sax), Josh Sinton (baritone sax, bass clarinet), Eric Trudel (tenor sax), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), Devin Gray (drums) and at 10 by the Jake Henry Quartet – Jake Henry, Owen Stewart-Robertson, Chris Tordini & Cody Brow” at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10 .

5/17, 8 PM Simon Rattle conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra in a program including Webern – Passacaglia, Op. 1; Berg -Three Fragments from Wozzeck; Ligeti – Mysteries of the Macabre; Beethoven – Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral” at Carnegie Hall, tix $20 and up .

5/17, 8:30 PM four flavors of NYC country: high-powered oldtimey band the Woes , the more honkytonk-inclined Third Wheel Band , the Future Laureates and then the original blend of country, glamrock and 90s Oasis sounds with the Hollows at Littlefield, $10

5/17, 8:30 PM Rudresh Mahanthappa leads a quartet with Matt Mitchell – piano; François Moutin – bass; Rudy Royston – drums playing Charlie Parker compositions at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (the BMCC auditorium) on Chambers west of West Broadway, $25/$15

5/17-18. 9/10:30 PM clever, tuneful, witty new jazz with Hush Point feat.  John McNeil, trumpet;  Jeremy Udden, alto, c melody sax;  Aryeh Kobrinski, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink .

5/17, 9/10:30 PM guitarist Lage Lund leads a quartet with Glenn Zaleski on piano, Orlando LeFleming on bass and Jonathan Blake on drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

5/17 dark intense Americana chanteuse Shannon McNally plays from her new album of songs by the late New Orleans blues legend Bobby Charles at Joe’s Pub.

5/17, 9:30 PM wild crazy female-fronted gypsy band Fishtank Ensemble at Drom, $12 adv tix rec

5/17, 10ish the ultimate noir crime jazz/monster surf band Beninghove’s Hangmen play the album release show for their new one at Nublu.

5/17, 10 PM chanteuse Erica Ramos and her intense jam-oriented Brooklyn boogaloo revivalist band at Camaradas El Barrio, 2241 1st Ave, $7

5/17, 10 PM Nashville expat/retro country chanteuse Michaela Anne and band at Bar 4 in Park Slope

5/17, 10ish catchy, darkly jangly LA rockers Yellow Red Sparks at Union Hall, $12 .

5/17, 11 PM hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimber/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at the small room at the Rockwood

5/17, 11 PM sly, lyrical bluegrass/alt-country bandleader Luther Wright and the Wrongs  at Rodeo Bar

5/17 S t. Croix roots reggae stars Midnite play at midnight at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

5/18, 3 PM clarinetist Thomas Piercy, pianist Mika Tanaka and shakuhachi player Elizabeth Brown perform new works by Japanese composers inspired by NYC, and by NYC composers inspired by Japan, at the Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St, Long Island City, $20. The program repeats on 6/2 at 3 PM at Spectrum

5/18, 3 PM indie classical group Cadillac Moon Ensemble outdoors on the High Line between 10th/11th Aves.

5/18 Tempus Continuum Ensemble plays new works by up-and-coming composers Alex Burtzos, Anne Goldberg and Kevin Baldwin at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea.

5/18, 8 PM the majestic, eclectic NY Repertory Orchestra plays Peri Mauer – Illuminations of the Night (world premiere); Sibelius – Violin Concerto; Debussy Nocturnes, at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave), $10 sugg don

5/18, 8 PM charmingly sultry French chanson revivalists Les Chauds Lapins at Barbes

5/18, 8 PM the second night of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival explores the Orpheus myth with music by Monteverdi and Birtwistle’s Orpheus Elegies for harp, oboe and voice. The lineup includes harpist Bridget Kibbey, oboist James Austin Smith and other performers TBA at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35.

5/18, 8 PM Desmond Knight and ensemble play works from his new album of soundscapes, Sentimental Parlour Music at 295 Douglass St. in Gowanus. Blistering  fast fingers but no wasted notes – amazing to watch her play.

5/18, 9ish Mississippi gothic songwriter (and Faulkner relative) John Murry at Union Hall in Park Slope, $8

5/18, 9ish electric and acoustic blues guitar goddess Ann Klein at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

5/18, 9 PM country fiddler Melody Allegra leads her trio followed by the Jack Grace Band at 68 Jay St. Bar.

5/18, 9:30ish Klezwoods – who use klezmer as a stepping-off point for ska and Balkan music and all kinds of psychedelic, danceable craziness – at Mehanata

5/18, 9:30 PM pianist/chanteuse Mary Lorson & the Soubrettes play edgy, witty oldtime-flavored songs from their excellent new album Burn Baby Burn at Zirzamin.

5/18, 10ish Dimestore Dance Ensemble’s noir guitarist/bandleader Jack Martin’s savage Bob Dylan Deathwatch at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg.

5/18, 10ish excellent noir surf rockers Dark City at Bowery Electric

5/18-19, 11ish Anti-Flag celebrate 20 years of playing politically informative punk-pop – which means that they’re in their mid-30s now – at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $18 gen adm.

5/19, 1:30 PM classical chamber ensemble the Washington Square Winds at LIC Bar, program TBA.

5/19, 2:30 PM up-and-coming indie chamber ensemble Face the Music rocks out new works by Andy Didorenko, Daniel Bernard Roumain and their own Ethan Cohn’s Lionfish for jazz combo plus avant faves by Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe at PS 142, 100 Attorney St. on the LES, $15, all proceeds to benefit the school

5/19, 3 PM intense, haunting Balkan band Litvakus at Eldridge St. Synagogue, $20/$15 stud/srs

5/19, 4 PM the final installment of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival features flutist Claire Chase and percussionist Svet Stoyanov playing works by Balter and Xenakis; composer/toy pianist Phyllis Chen teaming with chamber-pop group Cuddle Magic for pieces from their new collaboration, plus new works premiered by string quintet Sybarite5 and the Momenta Quartet at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35.

5/19, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin: brilliant powerpop/psychedelic guitarist Pete Galub (of the Universal Thump and Amy Allison’s band) playing songs from his excellent new album Candy Tears.

5/19, 7 PM fiery Balkan rockers (and Raya Brass Band spinoff) Sherita at Superfine on Front St. in Dumbo.

5/19, 7 PM iconoclastic pianist/musicologist Nancy Garniez plays insightful, seemingly casual but stunningly intuitive interpretations of Haydn sonatas and Bartok miniatures at an intimate Upper Westside house concert, email for info

5/19, 8 PM blues/country/jamband American String Conspiracy followed by oldtime blues/country guitar purist Ernie Vega at Hank’s

5/19, 8:30 PM eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen – who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads

5/19, 8:30 PM clarinetist Steve Lugerner plays the album release show for his new one with  Stephanie Richards, trumpet;  Glenn Zaleski , piano;  Matt Wilson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. On the moody improvisational Tzadik third-stream tip – good stuff.

5/20 explosive North Carolina original bluegrass band Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys at St. Mazie’s (f.k.a. Rose Bar) in Williamsburg

5/20, 7 PM intense purist soul/rock songwriter Jo Williamson at LIC Bar

5/20, 7:30 PM horn & piano duo Radovan Vlatkovic & Ieva Jokubaviciute play rare repertoire for the two instruments at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

5/20, 7:30 PM the Concertante Chamber Players play Dohnányi works at Merkin Concert Hall, $26.

5/20, 9ish the Nathan Parker Smith Large Ensemble play intriguing third-stream big band sounds at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

5/21, 7:30 PM eclectic, jam-oriented worldbeat/klezmer band Metropolitan Klezmer at Steven Wise Free Synagogue, $15 incl. beverages and snacks and klezmer jam afterward at 9.

5/21, 7:30 PM Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble continue their ongoing exploration of the work of women composers with Nancy Gustavson’s Nocturne, Barbara Harbach’s Carondelet Caprice, Beth Anderson’s February Swale (commissioned by Canta Libre), Adrienne Albert’s Lullaby and music of Victoria Bond at the Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St, $20/$10 stud/srs

5/21-22, 7:30/9:30 PM daredevil tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger plays the album release show for his new one Haymaker at the Jazz Standard with guitarist Ben Monder, bassist Matt Pavolka, and drummer Colin Stranahan, plus special guest vocalist Alison Wedding.

5/21, 8 PM eclectic accordionist Alex Meixner and band at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party.

5/21, 8 PM an evening of experimental guitar with Tor Snyder solo, the Joel Harrison – Cristian Amigo – Andrew Drury trio and Seabrook Power Plant at the Intar Theater, 500 W. 52nd Street, 4th Floor, $10 sugg don.

5/21, 8:30 PM composer Sara Serpa’s monthly vocal jazz showcase features Jo Lawry in a rare duo performance with bassist Matt Aronoff followed by Yoon Sun Choi on the mic with Jacob Sacks on piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

5/21, 9 PM Brazda plays new arrangements of otherworldly Balkan vocal music at Korzo.

5/21-25, 9/11 PM ageless bop-era piano sage Barry Harris and his trio at the Vanguard, $25.

5/21, 10ish dark moody female-fronted noir/gypsy acoustic rockers Mad Juana at Bowery Electric, $10.

5/22, 7:30 PM the current 17-year cicada cycle ends this year: bugs on the loose! Pauline Oliveros, David Rothenberg, Timothy Hill, and Garth Stevenson improvise cicada-like sonics, preceded by a presentation on cicada sounds and behavior and then the world premiere of Richard Robinson’s Song of the Cicada, a 30-minute experimental documentary inspired by Rothenberg’s new cd Bug Music at Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South $15 sugg don

5/22, 7:30 PM briliant, darkly lyrical jazz pianist Shoko Nagai and percussionist Satoshi Taikeshi’s Abysm followed by Skye Steele’s Railroad Rodia at Shapeshifter Lab.

5/22, 7:30 PM acclaimed organist Gail Archer plays works by female composers Karen Thomas, Jennifer Higdon, Eleanor Daley and Nancy Van de Vate at the St. Paul the Apostle Church, 405 W. 59th St., free

5/22, 8 PM 5/15, 8 PM Tunisian art-rock singer/provocatrice/freedom fighter Emel Mathlouthi at at the Alliance Francaise, 55 E 59th St, $25. Tix are also available as a twofer package with the Ghalia Benali show on 5/15 for $35.

5/22, 8 PM the Israeli Chamber Project plays works by Mozart, Schumann, Gideon Klein, and Yinam Leef at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

5/22 indie classical ensemble yMusic at the big room at the Rockwood, program tba

5/22, 8 PM the debut performance of Cantata Profana playing Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King at Roulette, $20/$10 stud.

5/22, 9:30 PM smart, funny, female-fronted, indelibly NYC art-pop band Delusions of Grand Street at Sullivan Hall, $10.

5/22, 9:30 PM the Hot Sardines play upbeat 20s swing at Joe’s Pub, $15.

5/22, 10ish eclectic western swing baritone crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Rodeo Bar

5/22, 10 PM the Bebe Buell Band  at the Cutting Room is cancelled.

5/23, 7:30 PM powerhouse lyricist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper plays the album release show for her long-awaited new one at the Bitter End

5/23, 7:30 PM intense gypsy band A Hawk & a Hacksaw (ex-Neutral Milk Hotel) play their new album You Have Already Gone to Another World all the way through to accompany Russian filmmaker Sergey Paradjanov’s 1964 film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must, this will sell out fast.

5/23, 7:30 PM indie classical troublemakers Lunatics at Large play a program TBA at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

5/23, 8 PM at St. Marks Church, 2nd Ave/10th St.: Aaron Meicht presents a new extended composition: “[The] servant (cleaning up in the next room) cannot make music.” Followed by bass monster James Ilgenfritz’ Stress Addict . “The group’s guitar/bass/two percussion lineup suggests both a new music ensemble and a loud rock band, with the band’s brutalist aesthetic tempered by pages upon pages of dense notation. With Shayna Dunkelman and Mike McCurdy (percussion), Taylor Levine (electric guitar), and James Ilgenfritz (electric bass, compositions), the band revels in a blend of harsh noise, frenetic melodies, and compounded rhythms, ” $15.

5/23, 8:30 PM ludicrously bad, Arlene’s-style segues, incongruously good triplebill at the Way Station in Ft. Greene: cowpunks I’ll Be John Brown , the unexpectedly psychedelic Toys & Tiny Instruments and edgy, spectacularly eclectic Avi Fox-Rosen – whose 2013 album-a-month project just won’t stop.

5/23, 8:30 PM politically aware oldtimey/bluegrass band 2/3 Goat at Hill Country, free

5/23, 8:30 PM Patrick Cornelius tenor sax with Jared Gold on B3 organ and Ulysses Owens on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

5/23, 9 PM Geoge Jones tribute night with a parade of A-list NYC Americana types: Elena and Boo from Demolition String Band plus Drina Seay, Liz Tormes, many others at Rodeo Bar

5/23, 10 PM up-and-coming Americana/torchy jazz star Sarah Jarosz at the big room at the Rockwood, $15 adv tix req.

5/24, 6 PM Kip Rosser plays solo theremin at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 includes a drink

5/24, 7 PM phenomenal 30–member all-male choir A Conspiracy of Beards walks up to their 8 PM gig at Drom singing from their vast repertoire of Leonard Cohen songs, starting at the Jack Hanley Gallery, 327 Broome St. 5/25, 9 PM they’re at Cloud City, 85 1st St. (Berry/Wythe) in Williamsburg;, $tba; 5/26 they’re at the Highline Ballroom at 1 for an extra five bucks.

5/24, 8 PM fiery noir gothic Americana/Canadiana rocker Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons followed by Czech gothic rockers Phil Schoenfelt & Pavel Cingl at Pete’s. 5/26 Schoentfelt and Cingl are at Zirzamin at 7, then they run up to Otto’s for a 10 PM show there.

5/24, 8 PM at St. Marks Church, 2nd Ave/10th St.: On Structure’s “Twistisch” – “A formal narrative of childish rituals gets pulled apart and reassembled rendering confused emotional states, rhythmic schizophrenia, and near tantrums while a specially designed “magical table top” illuminates and augments the minutia of a glitchy and sometimes dangerous game ‘ followed by Sexual Energies School: Rome, “the latest iteration of Nick Hallett and Zach Layton’s electro-acoustic improvisation project, featuring special guest Megan Schubert (vocals) and live projections by Brock Monroe.  Oscillating between the pulse of percussion-less disco and angelic synthesizer drone, Hallett’s and Layton’s textures are held together with live voices and guitar,” $15

5/24, 8:30 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette leads a trio with Will Bernard on guitar and Jordan Young on drums at Shapeshifter Lab, $10.

5/24 9ish exhilarating, assaultive, monster surf/psychedelic/noir garage band Wooden Indian Burial Ground at Grand Victory in Williamsburg

5/24, 9:30 PM diverse female-fronted gypsy rockers Banda Magda at Joe’s Pub, $18.

5/24, 11 PM fiery tuneful powerpop rockers New Atlantic Youth at Rock Shop, $10.

5/24, midnight the eclectic Balkan/latin/hip-hop Underground Horns and at Nublu.

5/24, midnight-ish ferocious monster surf/noir garage/punk band Twin Guns at the Mercury, $10.

5/25, 6 PM edgy surreal jazz-Americana chanteuse Cal Folger Day at at Pete’s.

5/25, 7:30 PM brilliant pianist Alexandra Joan’s Kaleidoscope series continues with a program TBA at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

5/25, 7:30 PM gypsy jazz guitar band Gaucho at Joe’s Pub, $20.

5/25, 8 PM Harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss plays JS Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E 61st St b/w 1st and York, $35/$25 stud/srs.

5/25, 8:30 PM a wild/good intimate cutting-edge jazz doublebill at an intimate house party space in Bed-Stuy: BYOB, food at 7:30, Duo KChris (pianist Kris Davis and bassist Chris Tordini) at 8:30, Duet 27 Licks (drummers Devin Gray and Gerald Cleaver with guests Jean Carla-Rodea on vocals and Brandon Seabrook shredding the banjo) at 9:30, email for info.

5/25, 9 PM wry, catchy alt-country songwriter Alex Battles at Hank’s. He’s also at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club on 5/31 at 9ish.

5/25, 9/10:30 PM drummer Dan Weiss leads a trio with Jacob Sacks on piano and Eivind Opsvik on bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

5/25, midnight one of NYC’s most original melodic jazz composers, trumpeter Leif Arntzen plays the album release show for his richly tuneful new one at Nublu.

5/26, 6 PM Matthew Aucoin, piano; Keir GoGwilt, violin play works by Messiaen, Bach, and Schoenberg at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

5/26, 7 PM Phil Shoenfelt and Pavel Cingl from popular Czech gothic rockers Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross, making their NYC debut at Zirzamin.

5/26, 8 PM a killer oldtime Americana triplebill at the big room at the Rockwood with oldschool blues/ragtime virtuoso Blind Boy Paxton, bluegrass hellraisers Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys and raucous, kick-ass oldtime string band Spuyten Duyvil, $10.

5/27, 8ish fiery southwestern gothic/paisley underground psychedelic band Girl to Gorilla at Grand Victory in Williamsburg.

5/27, 8 PM John Rutter conducts his own Requiem plus Brahms’ German Requiem with full orchestra and choir at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $35 tix avail.

5/27, 8:30 PM pianist Olga Vinokur plays works by Brahms, Dvorak, Piazzolla, Wild, Rihm, Wheeler, and Chesky at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. Followed at 10 (separate admission) by the irrepressible, tuneful Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble.

5/27, 10 PM Peter Bernstein – guitar , Donald Vega – piano , Dezron Douglas – bass , Billy Drummond – drums at Smalls.

5/27, 11ish irresistibly assaultive noiserockers the Sediment Club at at Death by Audio.

5/28 7 PM haunting four-octave Coney Island noir chanteuse Carol Lipnik & Spookarama at Barbes with Dred Scott – piano, Tim Luntzel – upright bass, Dan Rieser – drums and percussion, and special guest Lim Yang – upright bass

5/28, 7:30 PM Philly klezmer jam legends the Elaine Watts & Susan Watts Band at the Stephen Wise Free Synagaogue, 30 W 68th St (Columbus/Central Park West), $15.

5/28, 7:30 PM edgy, subtle, shapeshifting new melodic guitar jazz with the Dave Juarez Group at Shapeshifter Lab.

5/28, 8:30 PM fiddler/songwriter Kristin Andreassen and her Jalopy-bred Americana band at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

5/28, 11 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello – at the Mercury.

Beginning at midnight 5/28 and continuing all day 5/29, Q2 broadcasts a daylong Rite of Spring marathon including a simulcast of pianist Vicky Chow’s live performance of her own solo arrangement at the Greene Space at 7; $15 tix are still available. Phil Kline hosts.

5/29, 7ish you want eclectic? Lush, slinky Middle Eastern film music ensemble Zikrayat, Balkan brass behemoth (and Ellington reinterpreters) Slavic Soul Party and the Toomai String Quintet at Highline Ballroom

5/29, 7:30 PM wickedly tuneful, edgy alt-country and purist acoustic pop with Kendall Meade and Anders Parker playing songs from their excellent recent duo album at the Mercury.

5/29 torchy bossa chanteuse Sasha Dobson at the big room at the Rockwood.

5/29, 8 PM a rare, inimitable and entertaining pair of sax groups: bari maven Charlie Kohlhase and the Saxophone Support Group performing the music of Kohlhase, Sinton, Lacy, and Hemphill with an expanded wall of saxophones followed by the Hofmann-Rofalski duo This Duo “outlining a delicate wave of sound” at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10.

5/29, 9 PM intense minor-key klzmer/groove/classical instrumentalists Barbez followed by the Butchershop Quartet playing Stravinsky’s Rites of Spring on its 100th anniversary at Littlefield, $10.

5/29, 9 PM the Whistling Wolves bring their Jalopy-style oldtime Americana to LIC Bar .

5/30, 7 PMK Winston “Jeggae” Hoppie, Bob Wright, Ken Schatz, the Johnson Girls, Wrickford “Rick” Dalgetty, Keith Johnston, Nuria Quinones, Gloria Wilson, Alberto Gonzalez, Mwata Nubian, Frankie Barria and others sing English sea shanties, Scottish ballads, spiritual Baptist hymns, Jamaican banana boat folksongs at the Jalopy, free

5/30, 7:30 hilarious alt-country and garage rock with Jesse Bates & Los Dudes, early postpunk legends Certain General, and perennially vital CBGB-era psychedelic punks Band of Outsiders at the Parkside, free.

5/30, 7:30 PM 80s punk swing legends the Microscopic Septet play their devious originals as well as Monk tunes at Joe’s Pub, $20.

5/30, 8 PM the Delorean Sisters – who do funny satirical oldtimey covers of 80s cheeseball radio hits -at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

5/30, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra plays Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Tschaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet and Vladigerov’s Varder at Symphony Space, $20.

5/30, 8:30 PM state-of-the-art melodic trumpet jazz with the Dave Douglas Quintet at Shapeshifter Lab

5/30, 9 PM Doctor Krapula – sort of a smartly lyrical, anthemic, politically aware Colombian ska-punk update on Midnight Oil – at Drom, $28 gen adm, adv tix very highly rec., this will sell out.

5/30, 9 PM Lee Scratch Perry, the Congos and a bunch of dub acts, more or less live at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix a must, this will sell out.

5/30, 9 PM pensive, rustic original Americana songwriter Andrew Vladeck at the small room at the Rockwood.

5/30, 9:30 PM Mary C & the Stellars play high-voltage retro 60s soul at the big room at the Rockwood – if you like Adele’s voice but find her songs trite and cliched, Mary C will hook you up, $10.

5/30, 9:30 PM lyrical third-stream piano jazz with Vadim Neselovskyi at Caffe Vivaldi

5/30, 10ish: second-wave garage rock letends the Fleshtones, paradigm-shifting guitarist Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman and the Dictators’ irrepressible  Handsome Dick Manitoba at Bowery Electric.

5/31, 7ish Tracy Island – the catchy, smart, literate new wave/psychedelic rock project from Ian and Liza of the WonderWheels and the Larch – at Bowery Electric, $8

5/31, 7:30 PM a sizzling downtown NYC lineup reinventing Charlie Parker compositions: Marty Ehrlich – woodwinds; James Zollar – trumpet; Marc Ribot – guitar; Michael Formanek – bass; Nasheet Waits – drums at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (the BMCC auditorium) on Chambers west of West Broadway, $25/$15 stud/srs.

5/31, 8 PM stoner punk-metal ferocity: Infernal Overdrive, Black Thai and Mighty High at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $8.

5/31 8 PM Ajda the Turkish Queen (frontwoman of ferocious dark psychedelic dreampop rockers Black Fortress of Opium) at Zirzamin

5/31, 8 PM pianist Frank Kimbrough & saxophonist Scott Robinson play a rare duo show at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St half a block west of 7h Avenue South  $15/$12 stud/srs

5/31, 8 PM psychedelic keyboard funk/soul/groove maven Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle with special guest trumpeter Takuya Kuroda at Drom, $10 gen adm.

5/31, 8 PM French indie classical crew Ensemble Linea play works by Bruno Montovani,  Tristan Murail, Georges Aperghis, Philippe Hurel and Raphaël Cendo at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave. north of 34th St., free.

5/31 ferocious, dark garage-punks the Brimstones and edgy garage rock guitarist (and Friggs bandleader) Palmyra Delran at the Cutting Room

5/31, 8 PM merengue band Kompalsa followed by St. Vincent’s Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble playing garifuna tunes from the West Indies at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

5/31, 9ish dusky southwestern gothic and lively Americana soundtrack guitarscapes with Rev. Screaming Fingers at Sidewalk of all places

5/31, 9 PM the Dandy Warhols at Terminal 5, $30 adv tix avail.

5/31, 9/10:30 PM trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense at the Jazz Gallerry, $20

5/31, 9/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Dave Liebman leads a new quintet with powerhouse Bobby Avey on piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $25 includes a drink.

5/31, 9:30 PM charming female-fronted oldtimey swing combo Lake Street Dive at the big room at the Rockwood, $15.

5/31, 10 PM wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Hank’s

6/1, 7 PM an enticing free indie classical twinbill: Ensemble Perpetuo Moto and Ensemble Linea playing Gerard Grisey’s Talea plus works by Raphael Cendo, Philippe Leroux, Brice Pauset and Franck Bedrossian at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 17 Lexington Ave at 23rd St.

6/1, 7 PM edgy new string music: violinist Cornelius Dufallo joins forces with fellow violinist Todd Reynolds and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh playing works by Dufallo, Azmeh amd Guy Barash. Followed at 8 by a set by Azmeh and Syrian cellist Kinan Abou-Afach plus live painting by Kevork Mourad, at Roulette.

6/1, 7:30 PM haunting mystical and modern Ukrainian bandura lute sounds with bandura virtuoso Julian Kytasty and Alla Zagaykevich on vocals and electronics at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St, (btw 2nd & 3rd Aves), $15/$10 srs/$5 stud

6/1, 8 PM composer Nate Festinger’s dark neoromantic stage play A Concert Drama (with piano, clarinet and string quintet) at West End Presbyterian Church, 165 W 105th St, $15.

6/1 8 PMJ Andalucian bandleader Javier Ruibal at Alwan for the Arts, $20 adv tix rec.

6/1 , 8 PM the Dan Band at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

6/1, 9/1-0:30 PM ex-Lounge Lizards saxophonist Michael Blake leads a tribute to his old bandleader John Lurie with an excellent quintet including Ryan Blotnick , guitar; Landon Knoblock, piano; Michael Bates, bass; Greg Ritchie, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

6/1, 10 PM art-rock piano maven Greta Gertler and her trio preview material from her forthcoming musical theatre collaboration with playwright Ally Collier, Willow’s One Night Stand’ at the bar at the Signature Theatre on 42nd St.

6/1, 10 PM wickedly catchy retro 80s janglerockers the Rotaries at Bowery Electric, $8

6/1, 11 PM Single Red Cent– who mix sharp, socially aware punk with a more atonal Gang of Four/Neighborhoods vibe – at Matchless.

6/1, midnight exhilarating retro 60s latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly – who should have won the WNYC Battle of the Bands contest – at Lucille’s, free

6/2, 9 PM the Refugee All-Stars of Sierra Leone at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

6/2, 9:30 PM sharply lyrical, theatrical, intense, hilariously literate acoustic rocker Walter Ego.unplugged at Sidewalk

6/2, 10 PM rustic, original oldtime-style Appalachian/Britfolk songwriter Jan Bell’s at 68 Jay St. Bar

6/3 dark British chamber-pop songwriter Mike Marlin at the Highline opening for what’s left of the Stranglers 6/4, 8ish Sean Noonan‘s Brewed by Noon (drums/vocals) featuring Malcolm Mooney (founding member of Can) (vocals), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass), Aram Bajakian of Lou Reed’s band (guitar), and Alex Marcelo (keyboards) at Bowery Electric, $10

6/4, 7:30 PM a high-voltage doublebill with the Levitt Legacy Tango Project plus Matt Temkin’s Yiddish Jam Band at the Stephen Wise Free Synagaogue, 30 W 68th St (Columbus/Central Park West), $15.

6/4, 7:30 PM the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute runs through new material by Jennifer Bellor, José Beviá, Courtney Bryan, Ingrid Laubrock, Andy Milne, Richard Sussman, and Sumi Tonooka at the Miller Theatre, free but res. highly suggested to http://acojcoifinal.eventbrite.com/

6/4, 8 PM flutist/impresario Amelia Lukas’ reliably entertaining, cutting-edge Ear Heart Music series continues with Transit, violist Nadia Sirota and keyboardist Missy Mazzoli playing the album release show for electroacoustic composer Daniel Wohl’s new Corps Exquis at Roulette

6/4-10, 8/10 PM a Sylvie Courvoisier residency at the Stone

6/5, 6:30 PM retro jazz guitar god Matt Munisteri and His Syncopated Detonators outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza.

6/5, 7 PM brilliant, pyrotechnic pianist Karine Poghosyan plays a celebration of Aram Kachaturian’s 110th birthday with pieces including his ballet transcriptions from Gayaneh and Spartacus, as well as the tour-de-force Piano Sonata from 1961 at Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral, 34th St and 2nd Ave.

6/5, 7:30 PM pensive rainswept jazzy acoustic band Avidya & the Kleshas (feat. the intense Xander Naylor on guitar)  at the small room at the Rockwood

6/5, 8 PM Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho, eclectic chanteuse Susana Baca and southwestern gothic geniuses Calexico at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

6/5, 8:30 PM arguably this generation’s  best art-rock band,  the Universal Thump at the Bell House, $10

6/5, 8:30 PM singer Mary LaRose leads a chamber jazz outfit with Jesse Mills, violin; Felicia Wilson, violin; Nicole Federici, viola; Chris Lightcap, bass and sings her own arrangements of material by Dolphy, Mingus and Ornette at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

6/5, 10ish chamber pop band the Secret History play the album release show for their new one at Glasslands.

6/5 10 PM Debra and Wayne from psychedelic power trio Devi at Legion Bar in Williamsburg

6/6, 7:30 PM the Azure Ensemble plays works by contemporary women composers Augusta Read Thomas, Wang Jie, Melinda Wagner, and Anna Weesner at Symphony Space, $10/$5 stud/srs.

6/6. 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players celebrate the 100th anniversary of Schoenberg’s immortal, creepy Pierrot Lunaire with a performance of the original plus a world premiere Mohammed Fairouz work by the same name at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud/srs

6/6, 8 PM high-voltage, eclectic Halifax gypsy guitar jazz band Gypsophilia at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $10. They’re at Drom the following night, 6/7 at 11 PM, same price

6/6, 8ish lavish New Orleans funk/soul band Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra play material from their brand new album at the Gramercy Theatre, $26

6/6, 8 PM the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orquesta at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

6/6, 8 PM the North/South Consonance Ensemble play NY premieres of works by Canadian composers Zosha Di Castri, Daniel Kessner, Mei-Fang Lin, Jonathan Russell at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free

6/6, 8 PM trumpetwe Nate Wooley plays his new song cycle Seven Storey Mountain IV with an auspicious cast: Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh, Matt Moran, Chris Dingman, TILT Brass sextet, and others at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl. in downtown Brooklyn, $10.

6/6, 8:30 PM a rare show outside their Barbes home turf by haunting/rousing vintage Belgian accordion jazz trio Musette Explosion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

6/7, 7 PM pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri improvise at the Rubin Museum of Art auditorium, $20.

6/7, 7:30 PM  the Transfiguration Camerata withthe Transfiguration Choir of Men and Boys and a virtuosic period instrument ensemble perform Bach’s Cantata 147 (“Hertz und Mund und tat und Leben”) and Brandenburg Concerto No.5,at the Church of the Transfiguration on 29th east of 5th Ave.

6/7-16, 7:30 PM plus selected matinee dates: When Trees Move and Women Burn: a world music theatre performance of spring and midsummer night songs from Polesia and the Ukraine played by Alla Zagaykevych & Lemon Bucket Orkestra with Brazda’s intense, haunting Shelley Thomas on vocals at LaMaMa, 74A E 4th St (Bowery/2nd Ave.), $10 tix avail.

6/7-8, 8 PM Chicago’s Sounds of Silent Film Festival makes its NYC debut at Anthology Film Archives. Performers include Alicia Poot Kelley, flute, Christie Miller, clarinet, Alyson Berger, cello, and Hulya Alpakin and Seth Boustead, pianos. Francesco Milioto conducts; NY premiere films include Martin Scorsese’s early and rarely-screened The Big Shave, a commentary on the Vietnam War  in which a clean-cut young man keeps shaving after cutting himself (with music to match) Native New Yorker by Steve Bilich, shot with an old hand-cranked Kodak, The Mermaid by Osamu Tezuka, the “godfather of anime” and others

6/7, 8 PM Kiwi play original dub reggae grooves outdoors at the Grove St. Path station in Jersey City, free.

6/7, 8ish oldschool garage punk with the Oblivians at South St. Seaport, free

6/7, 8 PM high-energy grasscore/Americana jams with Spirit Family Reunion at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

6/7, 8 PM tuneful, pensive alt-country duets with Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

6/7, 9/10:30 PM powerhouse tenor saxophonist Jason RIgby leads a quartet driven by the equally powerhouse Billy Hart on drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

6/8 mystical, enchanting Pakistani ghazal singer Kiran Ahluwalia – whose new collaboration with Tinariwen is as amazing as you would think -at Joe’s Pub, $20 adv tix rec

6/8 John Zorn, Bill Laswell and Milford Graves reprise a trio show at le Poisson Rouge that they played when the club first opened, $30 adv tix a must.

6/8, 7:30 PM Dmitri Slepovitch’s haunting, intense Balkan band Litvakus at the Stephen Wise Free Synagaogue, 30 W 68th St (Columbus/Central Park West), $15.

6/8, 8 PM high-energy oldtime-style string band the Down Hill Strugglers at 68 Jay St. Bar.

6/8, 8/10 PM indie classical ensemble Sybarite 5 at Subculture, $25.

6/8, 9 PM noir guitar god Jack Martin’s Bob Dylan Deathwatch at Zirzamin.

6/8 9 PM theatrical, darkly funny noir folk band Thee Shambels and suave baritone western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack City Ramblers at Red Hook Bait & Tackle, dunno who’s playing first but they’re both good

6/8, 9:30ish ecstatically fun, intense gypsy punk/metal cumbia/rock en Espanol band Escarioka at Mehanata.

6/8, 11 PM intense gypsy punk band Kagero at the Bitter End, $10. If you’ve been priced out of Gogol Bordello tickets, this band is just as fun.

6/8, midnight psychedelic funk band Turkuaz at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

6/9, noon the global, eclectic free outdoor Mafrika Festival at Marcus Garvey Park, lineup tba.

6/9, 3 PM Tibetan chanteuse Yungchen Lhamo and Russian pianist Anton Batagov perform selections from their upcoming post-minimalist improvisatory album at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St..

6/9 ,6 PM retro bluegrass/C&W and soul songwriters: Vincent Cross and band at the small room at the Rockwood

6/9, 7:30 PM pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays Bach’s Goldberg Variations at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec.

6/9, 8 PM check out this killer improvisers lineup: Thomas Heberer – trumpet; John Ehlis – guitar & mandolin; Mikko Innanen – saxes; Max Johnson – bass at I- Beam, $10

6/9, 11 PM Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

6/10, 8:30 PM exhilarating Polish mountain string music and fiery new Middle Eastern/Mediteranean jazz by Ensemble Elektra at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

6/10 Amanda Palmer solo at El Museum Del Barrio.

6/11, 6:30/9:30 PM Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline and Shahzad Ismaily in the round at le Poisson Rouge. WOW. $25 gen adm.

6/11, 6:30 Dave Douglas collaborator Aoife O’Donovan at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

6/11-15, 8 /10 PM a Frank London residency at the Stone.

6/11, 8:30 PM a rare duo show by mesmerizing jazz chanteuse (and Ran Blake collaborator) Dominique Eade with Bruce Barth on piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. Followed at 10 (separate admission) by trombonist/singer Natalie Cressman and her tuneful, atmospheric third-stream band.

6/11, 9ish Versus at the Bell House, $25

6/11, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival – 5th Ave. closed off to traffic, free admission at El Museo del Barrio; the Museum of the City of New York; the Jewish Museum; the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Neue Galerie New York; New York/German Cultural Center; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

6/11, 6 PM lyrical, luminous pianist Katie Reimer plays a solo program of Bach preludes and fugues, Brahms’ Klavierstucke, plus works by Daniel Bernard Roumain and Mohammed Fairouz at Steinway Hall, 109 W 57th St., $10/$5 stud.

6/12, 7 PM wild mostly remale klezmer jamband Isle of Klezbos at El Sol Brillante Garden, 522 E 12th St btw Ave’s A/B (rain location JCC Manhattan); They’re also on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza at half past noon on 6/28 and then at Spectrum that night at 8.

6/12, 7 PM oldschool 8os hip-hop with Big Daddy Kane at Von King Park in Brooklyn.

6/12, 7:30 PM arguably the big band jazz night of the year with the three massive, musically interconnected orchestras of Asuka Kakitani , Nathan Parker Smith, and JC Sanford at Shapeshifter Lab

6/12, 8 PM dark, politically aware, Indian-influenced garage rockers Yankee Bang Bang at Grand Victory in Williamsburg $8

6/12, 9ish a British dancefloor spin on oldschool American soul grooves with the Heavy at Webster Hall $25.30 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

6/12, 9:30ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar

6/13-15 7/9 PM indie-classical ensemble Newspeak play a soundtrack incorporating Rzewski’s intense, assaultive, iconic protest piece Attica;  David T. Little of Newspeak conducts, with Mellissa Hughes as the vocal soloist, at the Invisible Dog space, 51 Bergen St. (between Smith and Court Sts.), Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, $20

6/13, 7 PM golden age hiphop with  Rob Base and Chubb Rock at Von King Park in Brooklyn.

6/13 7 PM Americana rock chanteuse Karen Hudson plays the album release show for her new one Sonic Bloom – produced by the Del-Lords’ Eric “Roscoe” Ambel – at Rodeo Bar

6/14, 7:30 PM a pickup orchestra featuring violinist Jennifer Koh play John Zorn’s Passagen for Solo Violin (2011), Charles Wuorinen’s Spin 5 for Violin and 18 Players and Beethoven’s 7th Symphony at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

6/14, 8 PM jaunty female-fronted holdtimey swing with the Hot Sardines at Lucille’s, free.

6/14, 8:30 PM P-Funk keyb legend Bernie Worrell and his band.at Littlefield, $15

6/14, 9 PM alt-country legends Son Volt at Bowery Ballrom, $22.50 adv tix rec. They’re at the Music Hall Williamsburg for $2 off  (advance tix req) on 6/15 at 9.

6/15, 5ish what’s left of the Zombies – Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone – at Central Park Summerstage. Avoid the putrid opening act at all costs.

6/15, 7:30 PM Erin Hill & Her Psychedelic Harp at Joe’s Pub, $15

6/15, 8 PM Blanks 77, Strike Anywhere and the Subhumans at Bowery Ballroom, $15. The Subhumans are also at the Music Hall of Williamsburg at 10 on 6/16 for the same price.

6/15, 9ish first-class third-wave ska triplebill: Los Skarroneros, the Void Union and the Toasters at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $15.

6/16, 1 PM the Bang on a Can Marathon moves to Pace University’s Schimmel Auditorium on Spruce St. downtown, early arrival a must since it’s a lot smaller than the World Financial Center.

6/16, 7:30 PM legendary avant crooner John Kelly sings material by Kurt Weill, Charles Aznavour, the Incredible String Band, Mister Bungle, Jacques Brel, Holcombe Waller and the Shins, $20. He’s also here on 6/30, same time.

6/16-23 a Ned Rothenberg residency at the Stone, 8/10 PM.

6/16, 8ish Dead Prez at Von King Park in Brooklyn.

6/17, 7:30 PM bandoneonist/bandledeader Hector Del Curto and his quintet play the album release show for his new one Eternal Piazzolla with special guest pianist Pablo Ziegler at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

6/17, 8 PM the ISCM Ensemble plays an eclectic bill including a couple of world premieres by Wang Jie and Bruce Fitch plus works by Eve Beglarian, Bruce Adolphe and Leon Kirchner at the Miller Theater, $20 gen adm

6/18, 5:30 PM the Dana Leong Trio at 220 Vesey St. downtown.

6/18-19 Laurie Anderson at Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City.

6/19. 6:30 PM Paul Shapiro’s Ribs and Brisket Revue outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library central branch at Grand Army Plaza.

6/19, 7 PM perennially popular prototypical singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega – who’s far edgier than she gets credit for – at Madison Square Park

6/19, 7 PM gospel with Rev. Hezekiah Walker and choir at Von King Park in Brooklyn

6/19, 10 PM Low at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25. Avoid the nauseating 9 PM opening act at all costs.

6/20 half past noon eclectic jamband Metropolitan Klezmer outdoors at St. Mark’s Church, 10th St/2nd Ave.

6/20, 7 PM an intriguing night of eclectic new composer-performers’ compositions from toy pianist Margaret Leng Tan, cellist Marika Hughes, percussionist Damien Bassman, violinist Lynn Bechtold, 7-string bass guitarist Dan Cooper, guitarist Gene Pritsker, oboist Keve Wilson, and cellist Anja Wood. plus works by Milica Paranosic, Robert Aldridge, Svjetlana Bukvich, Herschel Garfein, Ge Gan-Ru, Scott Gendel, and Veronika Krausas at Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St, $25/$15 stud/srs , reception to follow

6/20, 9 PM the Quavers and Ymusic play live film scores at East River Esplanade, Pier 15.

6/21, 6 PM laconic, thoughtful, tuneful oldschool C&W with Scott Dennis at the American Folk Art Museum

6/21, 7 PM eclectic third-stream chamber jazz with the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble at the Rubin Museum of Art auditorioum, $20.

6/21, 7:30 PM desert blues guitar hero Bombino and fiery Malian psychedelic rockers Amadou & Mariam at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

6/21, 9ish O’Death at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec.

6/21, 9 PM a ferocious rock en Espanol triplebill with Barbarossa, Helado Negro and M.A.K.U. Soundsystem at Littlefield, $15

6/21, 9 PM surreal, lo-fi 90s surf/space rockers Man or Astroman at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

6/22, 7:30 PM retro soul with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at the Mercury, $12.

6/22, midnight noir glam/rockabilly with Tav Falco & Panther Burns at the Knitting Factory, $15

6/23 high-energy Austin acoustic rock and Americana triplebill at the Mercury:
Wild Child, Shakey Graves and the Marmalakes

6/23, 7:30 PM Susie Ibarra & Roberto Rodriguez followed by Pauline Oliveros on the V-Accordion at the Schimmel Center at Pace University downtown on Spruce St., free tix avail. day of show at 5:30 PM .

6/23, 8:30 PM Nektar at B.B. King’s, $32 adv tix rec.

6/24, 7 PM (doors at 6; early arrival advised) Yasiin Bey (the former Mos Def), who’s reinvented himself as a Gil Scott-Heron art-soul composer/songwriter – at Central Park Summerstage

6/25 5:30 PM James Maddock at 220 Vesey St; outdoors; 6/27 at half past noon he’s at One New York Plaza downtown.

6/25, 7 PM the Knights play Boccherini: Symphony in D Minor, “House of the Devil”; Glass (arr. The Knights): Suite from Orphée (premiere); Karlheinz Stockhausen: Tierkreis; Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major K. 551, “Jupiter” at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.

6/25-30 the Young Lions of Gysy Jazz Festival at Birdland, sets 8:30/11 PM, special guets include June 25 & 26: Peter Beets/jazz pianist from Holland, 27: David Langlois /washboards, 28:  Anat Cohen /sax&clarinet, 29 & 30: Edmar Castaneda/Jazz harp.

6/25-30 a Zeena Parkins residency at the Stone 8/10 PM.

6/26, 7 PM pyrotechnic clarinetist/saxophonist Anat Cohen leads her quartet at Madison Square Park.

6/26, 8 PM the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile plays the album release show for his latest one American Ride at the Highline, $25

6/26, 8ish Yaasin Bey at Central Park Summerstage.

6/26, 9:30 PM Argentinian bandoneon powerhouse JP Jofre plays the album release show for his explosive new one at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix a must.

6/27 folk noir cult favorites the Handsome Family at the Slipper Room (the strip club at Ludlow and Orchard) .

6/27 bluegrass sensations Claire Lynch and band at Hill Country.

6/27 guitarist Eyal Maoz’ assaultive surf-metal band Pitom at Littlefield

6/27, 7 PM eclectic third-stream jazz chanteuse Youn Sun Nah in a rare duo performance with guitarist Ulf Wakenius at the big room at the Rockwood.

6/27, 7:30 wild minor-key New Orleans/blues/reggae/klezmer jamband Hazmat Modine plus open bar with beer and wine at the Jewish Museum. 5th Ave. at 92nd St., $15/$12 stud/srs

6/27, 7:30 PM ferocious Italian gypsy band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at Joe’s Pub, $20.

6/27, 9 PM a rare one-off NYC reunion show by high-voltage 80s roots-rock legends the Del-Lords playing the album releaase party for their new one (first in 20 years!), Elvis Club, at Bowery Electric, $15 adv tix rec

6/27-29, 9/10:30 PM Henry Threadgill with a yet-unnamed supporting cast at the Jazz Gallery, $25.

6/27, 10 PM edgy psychedelic rockersLight Heat at the Mercury, $10.

6/28, 8 PM Japanese traditional music trio the East Winds Ensemble play Symphony Space, $25/$20 stud/srs

6/28, 9 PM Thalia Zedek’s recently reunited, iconic dark 90s indie band Come at Bowery Ballroom, $15.

6/29, 7 PM murderous punk jazz band Iconoclast at the Music with a View festival at the Flea Theatre, 41 White St. in Tribeca.

6/29, 9 PM whatever’s left of Os Mutantes at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

6/29, 10 PM catchy, quirky anthemic Australian sensations the Cat Empire at the Nokia Theatre, $27.50.

7/1, 9ish 80s new wave legends Bow Wow Wow at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $25. Now in her mid-40s, Annabella Lwin is still reputedly going strong.

7/1, 10 PM Detroit African-American punk legends Death at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

7/2, 6 PM Felix Hernandez’ Rhythm Review and Joe Bataan at Soundview Park in the Bronx.

7/2, 8 PM Ivoirien roots reggae legend Alpha Blondy at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

7/2 Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his blazing salsa jazz group at Rockefeller Park.

7/3, 6 PM Boston string band Joy Kills Sorrow followed by bluegrass legends the Grascals at Madison Square Park

7/6 the Byzan-tones play wild psychedelic Greek surf music at Otto’s.

7/9 Israeli Middle Eastern dance/jamband Yemen Blues at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

7/9, 7 PM salsa dura band La Excelencia at Rockefeller Park.

7/10 7 PM jazz chanteuse Rene Marie and her band at Madison Square Park

7/11, half past noon Hungry March Band at One New York Plaza downtown.

7/11, 7:30 PM innuendo-driven French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins at the Lincoln Center Atrium

7/11, 8ish Lila Downs at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival advised, this will undoubtedly sell out.

7/11, 8ish dark retro Link Wray-influenced surf/soul rockers Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at Pier 84 on the river in Chelsea.

7/12, 7 PM NYC’s only all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/13, 1 and 3 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars “play Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint for electric guitar, Michael Gordon’s harrowing Industry for solo cello and electronics, David Lang’s kaleidoscopic Sunray, Julia Wolfe’s edgy and dense Lick from 1994, Thurston Moore’s noise meditation Stroking Piece #1, and Louis Andriessen’s iconic Workers Union for any loud-sounding group of instruments” on Governor’s Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

7/13, 6:30 PM a titanic Balkan brass quadruplebill with Zlatne Uste, Slavic Soul Party, Inspector Gadje and Raya Brass Band outdoors at 220 Vesey St. downtown.

7/13, 8ish latin soul legends the Ghetto Brothers at Crotona Park in the Bronx.

7/14, 3 PM bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat and Romanian gypsy brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia at Central Park Summerstage. FC are playing Drom afterward at around 11, get there early if you’re going because it will sell out fast.

7/14, 3 PM Burmese traditional vibraphone virtuoso Kyaw Kyaw Naing at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St..

7/16 8 PM Wire at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

7/18, 9 PM the Jon Spencer Blues Explosoion at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $18 adv tix very highly rec. – they’re as good or better than they were 20 years ago.

7/24, 6 PM saxophonist Yosvany Terry leads his quintet; percussionist Dafnis Prieto adds an additional member to his in a first-rate Afro-Cuban jazz doublebill at Madison Square Park

7/25 7:30 PM the Kronos Quartet with Mariana Sadovska playing Chernobyl: The Harvest, plus Emily Wells and then My Brightest Diamond at Damrosch Park, early arrival advised.

7/26, 7 PM Magda Giannikou plays vintage Greek lanterna music on the plaza at Lincoln Center; out back in Damrosch Park Diannikou later collaborates with headliners the Kronos Quartet, who also have another invited special guest, Vân-Ánh Vo. Irish traditional act the Gloaming opens that show at 7:30.

7/26-27, 8 PM Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $30.

7/26, 8 PM wild, funny grasscore band the Devil Makes Three at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

7/27, 7:30 PM wild mostly-female klezmer jamband Isle of Klezbos plus open bar with beer and wine at the Jewish Museum. 5th Ave. at 92nd St., $15/$12 stud/srs

7/28, 6 PM Asphalt Orchestra playing the Pixies’ Surfer Rosa and Jacob Garchik’s “atheist trombone shout choir” the Heavens on the plaza at Lincoln Center, marching to Damrosch Park where they open the show at 7:30. Kronos Quartet follow with new works by gay composers.

7/28, 8:30 PM hilarious grasscore/gypsy punk band Larry & His Flaskat the Knitting Factory $10

7/30, 8 PM desert blues guitar star Bombino at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

7/31, 6 PM state-of-the-art, wildly popular oldtime torchy swing combo Lake Street Dive followed by snart, eclectic acoustic songwriter Erin McKeown at Madison Square Park

7/31, 6:30 PM Moroccan and desert blues sounds with Mamadou Kelly, Imharhan and Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa at Damrosch Park.

8/2, 7 PM Mardi Gras Indians Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles followed by Brazilian and American maracatu projects: Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante and Nation Beat.

8/3, 7:30 PM awful segue, great doublebill: cosmopolitan gypsy band Banda Magda and the ageless, pyrotechnic Eddie Palmeiri Salsa Orchestra at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/3, 8:30 PM El Gusto play cross-pollinational Algerian and Sephardic music at Damrosch Park.

8/4,  1 PM New York Korean Traditional Marching Band and Ensemble Sinawi on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/7, 7 PM Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk at Madison Square Park

8/7, 7:30 PM Ruben Blades at Damrosch Park.

8/8, 6:30 PM the No BS Brass Band on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/8, 8 PM Slavic Soul Party followed by live animal film scores by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin, & the Wordless Music Orchestra  at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/9, 6:30 PM Hungry March Band and Vau de Vivre Society on the plaza at Lincoln Center.

8/9, 7:30 PM “Edwardian pagan lounge ensemble” Rosin Coven and Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra at Damrosch Park, this will be a madhouse, kids will be camping out, get there early.

8/9, 8:30 PM Shaggy – yeah, him, Mr. Lova Lova – at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/9-18 the Bard Summerscape Music Festival spotlights Stravinsky and his world upstate in Annandale: roundtrip shuttle bus available from NYC. Too many shows to list, the entire calendar is here.

8/9, 10 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec.

8/10, 1 and 3 PM indie classical and wild intense minor-key Russian/tango stringband songs: Fireworks Ensemble and Ljova & the Kontraband on Governor’s Island, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

8/10, 7:30 PM Moon Hooch at Prospect Park Bandshell, free

8/10, 8 PM Nick Lowe at Damrosch Park.

8/11, 3 PM pianist Vicky Chow plays a program TBA at at the Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St

8/11, 5 PM the Como Mamas – whose latest a-cappella gospel album is off the hook – followed by Motown’s Brian & Eddie Holland, Allen Toussaint and then Bobby Rush – at Damrosch Park.

8/15, 7 PM Bachata Heightz at Highbridge Park in Manhattan.

8/23-24 the Charlie Parker Festival. 8/23, 7 PM the world premiere of “Bird is the Word,” Jimmy Heath’s new Charlie Parker-themed suite played by Heath’s big band at Marcus Garvey Park; 8/24 at 3 has vibraphonist Warren Wolf & the Wolf Gang, trumpeter Christian Scott, drummer Sheila Jordan and octogenarian reedman Lee Konitz leadingtheir quartets at Tompkins Square Park while back at Marcus Garvey Park it’s alto sax powerhouse Jaleel Shaw, drummer Kim Thompson, chanteuse Cécile McLorin Salvant and the perennially intense Kenny Garrett.

9/1, noon-5 PM a free avant garde afternoon on Governors Island with pianists Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg, Tigue Percussion, crooner Theo Bleckmann and indie chamber ensemble Classical Jam, free ferries leave from the old Staten Island ferrry terminal on the half-hour.

Live Music in New York City in April and May 2013

Starting at midnight on April 29 the new concert calendar for May and June is here.

There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

6/10, 6/17 and 6/24, 8 PM Tammy Faye Starlite as Nico in Chelsea Mädchen at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec. This is a long ways off but this sardonic homage to the ultimate femme fatale is a must-see show, TFS manages to be both haunting and savage in the role. She’s got the accent, she’s got the character, she radiates Teutonic iciness and she’s working on the bangs.

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

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

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

Mondays in April, 8/9:30 PM klezmer/jazz trumpet legend Frank London’s Shekhinah Big Band plays the Stone. A wild intense cast of downtown luminaries play dark jubilant stuff in minor keys, early arrival highly advised. Check out this lineup: Greg Wall, Marty Ehrlich, Matt Darriau, Zach Mayer, Paul Shapiro, Doug Wieselman, Jessica Lurie (saxophones) Justin Mullens, Steven Gluzband, Ronald Horton, Pam Fleming, Rob Henke (trumpets) Curtis Hasselbring, Jacob Garchik, Matt Haviland, Brian Drye (trombones) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Anthony Coleman (piano) Uri Sharlin (accordion) Brian Glassman (bass) Roberto Rodriguez (drums) Renato Thoms (percussion).

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between 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 in April, 8:30 PM Orrin Evans’ wildly popular, ferociously intense Captain Black Big Band at Smoke – no cover with $30 prix-fixe menu

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:15 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

Most Mondays beginning April 15 (check the Barbes website for updates), 9:30ish Chicha Libre plays their home turf at Barbes. The world’s most vital, entertaining oldschool chicha band, they blend twangy, often noir Peruvian surf sounds with cumbia and other south-of-the-border styles along with swirling psychedelic jams and deep dub interludes. Show up early because they are insanely popular.

Mondays in April, 10 PM swirling, psychedelic, anthemic Radiohead-influenced rockers My Pet Dragon – who are on the upcoming Occupy This Album compilation at the small room at the Rockwood

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

The second and fourth Tuesday of the month there are free organ concerts featuring a global mix of first-rate talent at Central Synagogue, Lexington Ave. at 55th St., free.

Tuesdays in April, 7:30 PM lyrical jazz pianist Kenny Werner plays with a variety of ensembles at Shapeshifter Lab

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

Tuesdays at around 10 Julia Haltigan and her band play 11th St. Bar. A torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is. Why she isn’t as popular as, say, Neko Case, is a mystery.

Tuesdays in April, 10 PM violinist Lily Henley of the Pearly Snaps plays her torchy, rustic oldtimey songs at Pete’s.

Three Tueesdays in April, 4/16, 4/23 and 4/30, 10 PM the NY Gypsy All-Stars – featuring clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski, one of the moxt exhilarating players on the planet – on their home turf at Drom, $10

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

Three Wednesdays in April, 4/3, 4/10 and 4/24 at 8 PM, and also 4/19 at 10 PM jangly, smart rock/powerpop songwriter Rob Teter (formerly of gypsy rockers the Belleville Outfit) at Zirzamin

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

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

Thursdays in May (that’s May, not April) this era’s greatest and funnest Peruvian style psychedelic cumbia/surf band, Chicha Libre plays Nublu, probably late, midnight-ish

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

Friday evenings at various times (check the site for the weekly schedule) fearless avant cellist/impresario Valerie Kuehne’s Super Coda – a global mix of strange and sometimes amazing sounds, from the way-out to the way-in, drawing on a vast, global talent base – happens at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., 2nd floor.

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

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

Saturdays 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 1 PM-ish, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play a brunch show at Southern Hospitality 645, 9th Ave at 45th St.

Weekly Sunday organ concerts continue (with holidays excepted) at St. Thomas Church, 53rd/5th Ave. at 5:15 PM, an international parade of A-list organists looking to give the mighty 1913 Skinner organ here a sendoff before it’s replaced.

Every Sunday at 5 PM, New York Music Daily present the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin (in the old Zinc Bar space on Houston at LaGuardia, downstairs).  An A-list of New York songwriters and instrumentalists work up new material and cross-pollinate in a comfortable, musician-friendly space. There’s no cover, and at the end of the salon, there’s a 45-minute set by a rotating cast of topnotch New York and international songwriters and composers. 3/31 diverse, wry Americana songwriter and lead guitarist to the stars of the underground  Homeboy Steve Antonakos; 4/7 a special doublebill starting at 6 with Charming Disaster featuring dark chamber pop maven Jeff Morris (from Kotorino) with Elia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette and then darkly menacing Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie; 4/14 powerhouse soul/indie rock songwriter Katie Elevitch; 4/21 elegant, smart country-pop songwriter Sharon Goldman; 4/28 sharply lyrical, theatrical, intense, literate acoustic rocker Walter Ego ; 5/5 Canadian gothic songstress Lorraine Leckie; 5/12 kick-ass Americana/gypsy guitarist/songwriter Chris Fuller; 5/19 powerpop/psychedelic guitar god Pete Galub; 5/26 dark rockers Phil Shoenfelt and Pavel Cingl from the Czech Republic; and more TBA .

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

Sundays in May (not April), 8 PM the Dictators’ Andy Shernoff works up his own wry, clever solo material at Zirzamin

Sundays in April , 8/11 PM the ferocious, intense Arturo O’Farrill Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland, $30 seats avail.

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

Sundays in April dark Americana rockers Mesiko – led by David Marshall and Rachael Bell from the late great dark art-rockers Norden Bombsight – at Zirzamin at 10:30 PM

4/1, 7 PM dark, pensive, sometimes funky acoustic Americana band the Sometime Boys followed at 8 by deviously fun cabaret/chamber pop chanteuse Grace McLean & Them Apples at the big room at the Rockwood

4/1, 7:30 PM not a joke – the Pulse Chamber Ensemble and Manhattan Choral Ensemble play US premieres by Charles Mason, Thomas Sleeper, Jesse Jones, Chris Reza and Victoria Bond’s James Joyce-inspired Cyclops at Symphony Space, $30/$15 stud/srs.

4/1, 8/10:30 PM eclectic soul/funk/worldbeat chanteuse Imani Uzuri at the Blue Note for $10, not an April Fool joke!

4/1, 8:30 PM Andrew Raffo Dewar’s Interactions Quartet East (Andrew Raffo Dewar, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone, and Aaron Siegel) “perform works for very, very alternate scoring as well as his Piece for Four, which uses “invented spatial notation that explores group dynamics and destabilizes conventional approaches to foreground and background sound,”.at Roulette, $15/$10 stud. Not an April fool joke.

4/1, 10 PM sly, innuendo-driven oldtime jug band classics and hokum blues with Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues at the Jalopy, $10. Not a joke.

4/1, 11ish art-rock legend Paul Wallfisch – the Botanica keyboardist/frontman – and others at Small Beast upstairs at the Delancey. Not an April fool joke.

4/2, 7:30 PM purist, guitarishly brilliant, jangly country/psychedelic rock band Chris Erikson and the Wayward Puritans – whose debut album was one of last year’s best at Rock Shop, $10.

4/2, 7:30 PM trombonist Ryan Keberle and his excellent quintet play the album release show for his tuneful, eclectic new one Catharsis at Joe’s Pub, $14, followed at 9:30 (separate $12 admission) by bandoneonist JP Jofre’s exhilarating hard tango jamband

4/2, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble play lush vocal tunes from their new album Songs I Like A Lot featuring Kate McGarry & Theo Bleckmann, $20

4/2, 7:30 PM American String Quartet violinist Laurie Carney and pianist David Friend premiere Robert Sirota’s Violin Sonta #2 at Greenfield Hall at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave uptown, free, 1 to 125th St and walk uphill

4/2, 8 PM Bad Buka and their gypsy punk meltdown at Radegast Hall.

4/2, 8 PM Tracy Island – a catchy, quirky, psychedelic spinoff of Liza & the Wonderwheels – upstairs at Bowery Electric, free; long-running, groovalicious reggae-funk band Faith plays downstairs at 9

4/2, 8 PM pianist Eri Yamamoto leads her tuneful Trio followed by edgy violin jazz with the Sarah Bernstein Quartet with Kris Davis, Stuart Popejoy and Ches Smith at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

4/2-7, 8/10 PM lyrical inventive jazz piano improviser Matthew Shipp leads a variety of ensembles at the Stone

4/2, 8:30 PM up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Charenne Wade opens fellow singer Sara Serpa’s new Voice Box series devoted to rising vocal jazz talent at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. the second show features Christine Correa, voice; Jeremy Udden, alto sax; Frank Carlberg, piano, separate adm.

4/2, 9 PM eclectic violinist Sarah Goldfeather leads an oldtimey band followed at 10 by the Pearly Snaps’ Lily Henley doing the same at Pete’s

4/3, 7 PM the king of the downtown NYC literate rock anthem, Willie Nile at Joe’s Pub, $25.

4/3, 7 PM eclectic oldtime blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at Terra Blues

4/3, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard pianist Aaron Diehl leads a quartet with vibraphonist Warren Wolf, $20.

4/3, 8 PM Dina Fanai – ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra – plays her own far more haunting, low-key, Middle Eastern tinged songs at the small room at the Rockwood

4/3, 8 PM the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Garrick Ohlson at the piano play Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Dvorak’s Concerto for Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, $23 nosebleed seats avail.

4/3, 8/10 PM a rare 20th anniversary show by the all-female 15-piece Diva Jazz Orchestra at Iridium, $30. They’re not just a novelty – they pack a wallop.

4/3, 10 PM the adventurous indie classical Mivos String Quartet plays Mivos with special guests Dan Blake, Timucin Sahin, and Nate Wooley at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10.

4/3-4, 9:30 PM drummer EJ Strickland leads a killer quintet with Jaleel Shaw – alto sax , Marcus Strickland – tenor sax , Luis Perdomo – piano , Vicente Archer – bass at Smalls

4/3, 10:30 PM wildly guitar-driven psychedelic female-fronted power trio Devi at Maxwell’s, $10.

4/3, 10:30 PM Argentinean pianist/composer Emilio Teubal and ensemble play the album release show for his new one Music for a  Sleeping Dragon at the Poisson Rouge. He’s also at the  Firehouse Space on 4/25, 8 PM

4/4 rockabilly/surf monster Rev. Horton Heat plays the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Princess, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from 41st St. and the Hudson, $35 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

4/4, 7 PM the NY Scandia String Symphony plays a rare all-Scandinavian composer bill featuring the US premiere of  Jorgen Jersild’s Pastorale (US premiere); Frank Foerster’s deliciously witty, picturesque Summer in Fort Tryon Park; Lars-Erik Larsson’s Concertino for Cello and String Orchestra and Asger Hamerik’s Symphonie Spirituelle at Victor Borge Hall, downstairs at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue (between 37th & 38th). $15

4/4-7  percussionists Levy Lorenzo and Dennis Sullivan plus Cadillac Moon Ensemble perform in the dark cabaret show Doctor and Mister’s Time Capsule at Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Ft. Greene.

4/4-6  Opera on Tap presents the world premiere of Smashed: The Carrie Nation Story with new music ensemble Hotel Elefant playing as the house band at Here, 145 6th Ave. south of Spring, west side of the street past the park, $15/$10 stud.srs

4/4, 7:30 PM Ross Daly, Omer Erdogdular, Yurdal Tokcan and Ahmet Erdogdula play a cross-cultural program of haunting, hypnotic Turkish, Greek and Sufi music at Symphony Space, $30.

4/4-7, 7:30/9:30 PM the Randy Weston African Rhythms Quintet at the Jazz Standard $30

4/4, 7:30 PM Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana play fiery Andalucian sounds at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/4, 8 PM composer Clint Mansell plays his first-ever NYC show – the album release show for his amazingly creepy soundtrack to the film Stoker – with an ensemble at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, 405 W 59th St (at Columbus), $30

4/4, 8 PM two very smart, very different, retro-minded chanteuses: dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/accordionist Rachelle Garniez followed at 10 by intense, plaintive, purist Americana songwriter/maven Jan Bell at Barbes

4/4, 8 PM the Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman Quartet w/ Scott Colley and Billy Mintz followed by Vinnie Golia’s chamber jazz improv project at Roulette, $15/$10 stud

4/4, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Either/Or perform a full program of U.S. premieres by Rebecca Saunders at the Miller Theatre, $25 adv tix rec

4/4, 8:30 PM ther lush, haunting Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra at El Taller Latinoamericano uptown.

4/4, 9 PM Afrobeat grooves with Ikebe Shakedown at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $8

4/4, 9:30 PM a killer gypsy twinbill with Underscore Orkestra followed by Tipsy Oxcart – who do rustic trad versions of current Balkan hits – at the Jalopy, $10.

4/4, 9:30 PM Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland’s dark Americana project Whitehorse at Hill Country, $12

4/4, 9:30 PM high-energy oldtime C&W and bluegrass with the Giving Tree Band at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $12.

4/4, 10 PM La Sovietika play psychedelic latin reggae/dub grooves at Shrine.

4/4, midnight-ish hip-hop brass band grooves with PitchBlak Brass Band, at Drom, $10

4/5, 2 (two) PM the Pannonia Quartet and Face the Music Quartet play music of  Mackey, Mehdi Hosseini and Steve Reich.at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at W 183rd St., $12, reception to follow.

4/5, 5:30 PM violinist Kenneth Edwards leads a jazz quartet at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, $10. The Bronx Seaside Trolley makes a continuous loop from the Pelham Bay subway station to the museum on its way to City Island

4/5, unbelievably good night at Spectrum: Valerie Kuehne and Coco Karol kick it off at 7 with “classical music and performances” followed by the house band at 8 and then macabre jazz/surf band Beninghove’s Hangmen at 8:30. Merriment continues with a series of improvisational duets between bassist Sean Ali and Koh Otera, Andrea Parkins and Dominic Lash and then Kuehne with drummer David Grollman and others.

4/5, 7 PM a NY Philharmonic ensemble conducted by Alan Gilbert plays recent European works. Principal Oboe Liang Wang is featured in the U.S. premiere of Poul Ruders’s Oboe Concerto; US premieres include Unsuk Chin’s Gougalon and Yann Robin’s Backdraft, with a NY premiere of Anders Hillborg’s Vaporized Tivoli at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $20, reception to follow. The program repeats the following night, 4/6 at 8 PM at Symphony Space for the same price.

4/5, 7 PM the Greene Space’s non-exploitative battle of the bands continues with the Bronx contingent. This blog’s pick: trombonist Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse ska band, $15 incl. a glass of wine, $30 will get you open bar?!?

4/5, 8 PM a night of eclectic, sometimes austere, sometimes lush “upstart-instrumental-art-music by violinist/composers”: Dana Lyn’s Yeti Camp followed at 9 by Skye Steele’s Railroad Rodia at Zirzamin.

4/5, 8 PM lush gorgeous Middle Eastern jazz:  Hassan Isakkut & Friends followed by sax legend legend Husnu Senlendirici & Alaturk – who’s sort of the Turkish equivalent of Miles Davis – at Drom, $30 standing room avail., adv tix rec,., this may sell out. At midnight, Senlendirici is joined by Ilhan Ersahin- or the other way around.

4/5, 8 PM Velly Bahia play Afro-Bahian music followed by Indian veena player/composer Nivedita Shivraj at Flushing Town Hall, $15

4/5, 8 PM cello metal band Break of Reality at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen, $25 adv tix req.

4/5-6, 8 PM the Klopotic/Pierce/Zoernig Trio play Schubert piano trios at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $15/$10 stud/srs.

4/5, 8 PM clarinetist Carol Robinson and cellist Frances-Marie Uitti play US premieres by Robinson/Uitti, Eliane Radigue, Giacinto Scelsi, and Annie Gosfield plus a solo cello piece by Jonathan Harvey at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15.

4/5, 8 PM indie classical and performance art shenanigans: Ensemble Pamplemousse and Panoply Performance Lab perform a program TBA at the Firehouse Space in Williamsburg.

4/5, 8:30 PM bassist Mimi Jones leads her purist jazz trio at the bar at Symphony Space (enter on 95th St. west of Broadway), free

4/5, 9/10:30 PM irrepressible jazz satirists Mostly Other People Do the Killing massacre 1920s hot jazz with an expanded lineup including Dave Taylor, bass trombone; Brandon Seabrook, banjo; Ron Stabinsky, piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

4/5, 9 PM dark art-rock pianist/songwriter Eve Lesov at Sidewalk.

4/5, 9:30 PM oldtimey swing/blues/hillbilly fun with the Hot Sardines at Joe’s Pub, $15.

4/5, 9:30 PM New Orleans’ eclectic, funky stoner brass band the Dirty Bourbon River Show at Hill Country, free. They’re also at the Brooklyn Bowl on 4/7 at 8 for $7.

4/5, 9:30 PM violinist Sarah Bernstein’s Sass with Andrew Drury, drums; Sarah Schoenbeck, bassoon; Shoko Nagai, piano at I-Beam, $10

4/5, 10ish dark, catchy, intense original female-fronted acoustic Americana band the Sometime Boys at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

4/5, 10:30 PM good funny doublebill at the Mercury: Schaffer the Darklord’s campy white hip-hop followed by the filthy, LMFAO faux girl group punk of Cudzoo & the Fagettes, $10

4/6, 11 AM (eleven in the morning), Vlada Tomova and band play haunting Bulgarian folk tunes at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival (yawn) not a bad idea

4/6, 2 PM the Toomai String Quintet plays works by Ponce, Chavez, Lecuona and others at the Flushing Main Library, 41-17 Main Street (at 41st Avenue, free Flushing Main Library, 41-17 Main Street (at 41st Avenue, free.

4/6, 2 (two) PM up-and-coming indie classical ensemble Face the Music plays works by Steven Mackey, Mehdi Hosseini and Steve Reich at the lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 116 Pinehurst Ave. and 183rd St. in the Bronx, $12. reception to follow

4/6, 7 PM Sad Bastard – Charlene and Mo from Spanking Charlene singing the saddest acoustic covers they can fine – at Zirzamin.

4/6, 7:30 PM Cambodian music with flute virtuoso/Khmer Rouge survivor Arn Chorn-Pond, plus Master Mek, and the Waterek Ensemble at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/6, 7:30 PM eclectic new Scottish acts: pensive acoustic songwriter Rachel Sermanni, twin-bagpipe neo-folk band Breabach and rapidfire politically aware hip-hop MC Stanley Odd at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $10.

4/6, 8 PM oud virtuoso/crooner Maurice Chedid sings classic hits from across the region at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

4/6, 8 PM a rare small club appearance by hypnotic desert blues-influenced Sway Machinery followed at 10 by wild Mexican polka crew Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes.

4/6, 8 PM the Ebony Hillbillies – NYC’s one and only black bluegrass band – at Flushing Town Hall, $15

4/6, 8 PM Cleveland ensemble Les Delices play rarely heard 18th century French salon music by Rameau, Dauvergne, Mondonville, and Philidor at the Miller Theatre, $35 tix avail.

4/6, 8 PM nonagenarian hall of fame bassist Yusuf Lateef’s first NYC live set in over 10 years feat. the Momenta Quartet, Adam Rudolph, Marty Ehrlich, JD Parran, Alan Won and Taka Kigawa.at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

4/6, 8 PM ferocious Chicago Balkan brass band Black Bear Combo and their arguably even more intense Brooklyn counterparts Raya Brass Band at Littlefield, $10

4/6, 8 PM eclectic blues/hip-hop songwriter Chris Thomas King – co-star of O Brother Where Art Thou – at Lucille’s.

4/6 9 PM the Immortal Thrones, icily jangly Blue Wave Theory and eclectic North Shore Troubadours at Unsteady Freddie’s reliably eclectic, fun monthly surf shindig at Otto’s

4/6, 9 PM grasscore with Sprit Family Reunion at Bowery Ballroom, $15.

4/6, 9 PM it was bound to happen: Haley Bowery & the Manimals play their sardonic, hard-hitting new retro glamrock at the Bitter End. Hey, Bleecker St. is cool again. Sort of.

4/6, 9:30 PM torchy, lurid gothic art-rockers Elysian Fields at Joe’s Pub, $15.

4/6, 9:30ish brilliant, sometimes hilarious Tipsy Oxcart, who play acoustic versions of current day Eastern European pop hits – at Mehanata.

4/6, 9:30 PM pyrotechnic alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw leads a quartet with Lawrence Fields on piano, Linda Oh on bass and Jonathan Blake in drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

4/6, 10 PM dark, devious noir rocker Tom Warnick & World’s Fair followed eventually at midnight by Plastic Beef spinoff the Good Yeggs at Freddy’s.

4/6, 10 PM intense, powerful third-stream Argentine pianist Fernando Otero’s Electric Tango at Nublu. Could be scary.

4/6, 10ish creepy keyboard-driven art-rock/goth band the Devil’s Broadcast at the Gutter in Williamsburg

4/6, 10ish dark intense minimalist Persian-flavored indie rock duo the Mast at Glasslands, $10. 4/18 they’re at Public Assembly at 11ish for three bucks less.

4/7, 1:30 PM pianist Peter Mintun plays a live soundtrack to the hilarious 1928 King Vidor film Show People at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free

4/7, 2 PM intense jam-oriented klezmer twinbill: Isle of Klezbos and the full Metropolitan Klezmer octet at the Walt Whitman Theatre, 2900 Campus Road, Midwood, Brooklyn, B/Q to Ave. M and walk through the Brooklyn College campus. For 20% off the door charge use 20% off code KLEZ24

4/7, 2:30 PM the Antara Ensemble play music by by Enescu, Handel-Halvorsen, Mozart, Demersseman and Bolling at Saint Andrew’s Church, 2065 5th Ave at 127th St., $25/$20 stud/srs.

4/7, 3 PM haunting, lush, slinky vintage 50s/60s Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat at the Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, F to 169th St. free

4/7, a special 6 PM doublebill after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin –  Charming Disaster featuring dark chamber pop maven Jeff Morris (from Kotorino) with Elia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette playing their dangerously torchy noir cabaret and gypsy rock sounds, followed by dark Canadian gothic songstress Lorraine Leckie.

4/7, 7 PM brilliant Moroccan oudist Rachid Halihal and his haunting acoustic ensemble Layali El Andalus at Barbes followed at 9 by gypsy guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel.

4/7, 7:30 PM indie classical sextet Ensemble Pamplemousse plays short works by Bryan Jacobs, Lu Wang, Ryan Pratt, Zosha di Castri, Andres Cremisini, Lily Chen, Amadeus Regucera, and Dan VanHassel.and then deconstructs each of them in a series of modules at the Firehouse Space

4/7, 8 PM a Barbes doublebill at the Jalopy – Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 9 by by charming, sly, innuendo-driven French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins , $10

4/7, 8:30 PM the Stradivari Quartet play music of Bartók, Brahms, Turina, and Schubert on their medieval instruments at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

4/7, 8:30 PM guitarist/mandolinist John Ehlis with his tuneful, sometimes terse, sometimes wildly free group: Sylvain Leroux – flutes/dousin gouni; Max Johnson – bass; Chris White – percussion at I-Beam, $10.

4/7, 90:30 PM eclectic, pensive violinist/composer Skye Steele’s Glorious Sunshine at Pete’s

4/7, 10:30ish Jack Grace’s sick, hilarious Van Halen country cover band Van Hayride at Rodeo Bar

4/8-9 the American Composers Orchestra perform their annual new music readings series; working rehearsal 4/8, 10 AM (in the morning), run-through the following night at 7:30 PM at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St., free but res req.

4/8, 7 PM Jerome O’Brien of the late, great Dog Show plays his ferociously literate, vintage R&B/punk influenced songs, acoustic, possibly with very special guests, hint hint, at Zirzamin

4/8, 7:30 PM subversive new classical sounds: new music ensemble Loadbang performs Hannah Lash’s Eight Songs for a Stoned Prince, a caricature of British playboy Prince Harry that unfolds via a series of drunken phone calls. The program also includes Doug Gibson’s Fanfare for the Common Audience – incorporating the entire text of a letter from an irate concertgoer to the New York Philharmonic imploring them to stop programming music that “makes no sense” – plusVictoria Bond’s The Page Turner played by pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove – who takes the role of a page turner who just can’t seem to get it right. -plus Love Lost Lust Lone by Andy Akiho, Gutteral I and II by Alexandre Lunsqui, and Land of Silence by Reiko Futing, at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs

4/8 popular Austin drone-psych rockers the Black Angels at Webster Hall.

4/8, 8 PM a killer circus-rock/gypsy/punk doublebill with Lonesome Leash and ten-piece monstrosity Veveritse Brass Band at le Poisson Rouge, $TBA. No idea who is headlining but they’re both fantastic

4/8, 8 PM Adam Rudolph’s massive improvisationally inclined Go Organic jazz Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $15. They’re also here on 4/22.

4/8, 9ish wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Cowgirl-Seahorse, 259 Front St, at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge on the South Street Seaport

4/8, 9 PM the majestic sweeping Pete McGuinnesss Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

4/8, midnight the twisted funny retro 60s country stylings of the Jack Grace Band at the Ear Inn

4/9, 7 PM Budapest Bar play Hungarian gypsy cabaret music at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave. (34/35), $25/$20 stud.

4/9, 7 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet witth Curtis Hasselbring (trombone), Vinnie Sperrazza (drums), and Matt Pavolka (bass) opening for Slavic Soul Party at Barbes.

4/9, 7:30 PM the Minetti Quartet play Haydn: String Quartet in C, Hob.III:77, Op.76, No.3 (‘Emperor’); Olga Neuwirth: settori for string quartet (1999); Beethoven: String Quartet No.9 in C, Op.59, No.3 (‘Razumovsky’) at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

4/9, 8 PM the Strauss/Warschauer Duo play haunting klezmer songs at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

4/9, 8:30 PM dark lyrical Americana rocker Jeffrey Foucault with Cold Satellite (his collaboration with poet Lisa Olstein) playing the album release show for their new one at the Bell House $14

4/9, 9:30 PM luminous, wickedly catchy cellist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost plays the album release show for her new one A Bird Will Sing at Joe’s Pub, $15.

4/9, 10:30 PM ferocious, tuneful female-fronted gypsy punk/noir cabaret band Amour Obscur at the Knitting Factory, $10. They’re also at ABC No Rio at 3 on 4/13.

4/10, 7 PM bad segue, good doublebill: oldschool funk/soul saxophonist/bandleader Lakecia Benjamin followed by John Medeski playing solo jazz piano at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec.

4/10, 7:30 PM purist jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter – who has a marvelously nuanced new album out – with her group at Dizzy’s Club, $25 seats avail.

4/10, 8 PM high-voltage, lushly sophisticated Hungarian gypsy/classical/jazz ensemble Budapest Bar at Drom

4/10, 8 PM dark hypnotic psychedelic rock triplebill: Elephant Stone, the Allah-Las and Black Angels at the Bell House, $25, adv tix rec., this may sell out.

4/10, 8 PM dark intense tuneful/lyrical janglerock/postpunk chanteuse Baby Streuth (f.k.a. Naomi Hates Humans) at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $8

4/10, 8 PM contemplative, darkly bluesy, guitarishly eclectic rockers Wallace on Fire followed at 9 by ex-Gotham 4 guitarist Bryan Wade’s eclectic jazz/celtic/math-rock at LIC Bar

4/10, 9 PM dark garage rock twinbill: the Allah-Lahs followed by the Black Angels at the Bell House, $25.

4/10, 9ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.at Rodeo Bar.

4/10, 9 PM eerie microtonal blues with Jane Lee Hooker at Shrine.

4/10, 9:30 PM deviously eclectic organ virtuoso Brian Charette with his Sextette at Smalls. They’re at the Fat Cat on 4/13 at 10.

4/10, 10 PM Alana Amram plays a Lee Hazelwood tribute at Otto’s – hard to imagine anybody doing a better job of it than this torchy blue-sky rocker.

4/11, 1 (one) PM the Minetti Quartett play a program TBA at Trinity Church, free.

4/11, 6 PM brilliant, haunting Finnish jazz guitarist/oud player Jussi Reijonen with the group from his amazing new album: pianist Utar Artun, acoustic bassist Bruno Råberg and percussionists Tareq Rantisi and Sergio Martínez at Shrine; 5/4 they’re at Something Jazz Club at 7, $10.

4/11, 7 PM Mary C & the Stellars play high-voltage retro 60s soul at the Rockwood – if you like Adele’s voice but find her songs trite and cliched, Mary C will hook you up.

4/11, 7 PM purist oldschool postbop jazz: pianist Lafayette Harris with Antoine Drye, bassist Lonnie Plaxico, singers Jazzmeia Horn and Noël Simone Wippler, and drummer Will Terrill at PS 321, 180 7th Ave, Park Slope, $15, all proceeds to benefit the school.

4/11, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic, paradigm-shifting saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak with Dave Fiuczynski on guitar at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

4/11, 7:30 PM the Harlem Quartet play Wynton Marsalis’ String Quartet No. 1 plus string quartet versions of Strayhorn (Take the A Train) Chick Corea (The Adventures of Hippocrates), and more at Symphony Space, $30/$15 under 30

4/11, 7:30 PM oldschool western swing and gypsy jazz with the Hot Club of Cowtown at Joe’s Pub, $20; psychedelic Peruvian-style chicha surf rockers Chicha Libre plays the second show (separate $15 admission) at 9:30, which is an album release celebration for their new ep Quatro Tigres.

4/11, 7:30 PM Bukharan-Israeli multi-instrumentalist/chanteuse Hadar Maoz sings ancient Central Asian songs at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

4/11, 7:30 PM the Spring String Quartet and saxophonist jam out a new arrangement of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

4/11-14, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard drummer Eric Harlan leads a quintet with Taylor Eigsti on piano and Julian Lage on guitar, $25/$30 Sat-Sun

4/11-2, 8 PM wild, theatrical gypsy brass rockers MarchFourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

4/11, 8 PM Sabisha Friedberg’s new low-register piece for voice and basses based on a 1953 William Grant Still song played by bassists Linda Oh, James Ilgenfritz, and Andrew Lafkas at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $10

4/11, 8 PM the Diotima String Quartet play Dutilleux’s “Ainsi la Nuit”, Toshio Hosokawa’s “Silent Flowers”, and two works from Hugh Levick: “The Unimagined” and “Empire Inc. at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs

4/11-12, 8:30 PM rising star trumpeter Adam O’Farrill leads his group at Symphony Space, free.

4/11, 8:30 PM smart, multistylistic jazz-pop/bossa nova chanteuse Sinem Saniye at Caffe Vivaldi.

4/11, 9 PM mighty ten-piece Balkan group Veveritse Brass Band – as intense as Slavic Soul Party but without the hip-hop influence, and more improvisational – and Tipsy Oxcart at the Jalopy, $10.

4/11, 9 PM wild gypsy orchestra MarchFourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10. 4/12 they’re here at 8.

4/11, 9 PM moody acoustic soundtrack-style atmospherics with the Inner Banks at Union Hall, $8.

4/11, 9 PM violinist Karen Lee Larson’s hypnotic, haunting worldbeat band Triptic Soul at the Knitting Factory, $12

4/11, 9 PM avant-garde guitar shredder Elliott Sharp at the Silent Barn in Bushwick, $10

4/11, 9ish doo-wop punk with the King Khan & BBQ Show at Santos Party House, $15.

4/11, 9 PM Spacehog – remember those retro 70s glam guys from the 90s? – at Arlene’s, $12.

4/11, 10 PM dark psychedelic guitarist/indie legend Martin Bisi at Hank’s.

4/11, 10:30ish LES punk/surf/soul legends Simon and the Bar Sinisters at Rodeo Bar. Guitarist Simon Chardiet is at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club on 4/19 at 9ish.

4/11, 11ish punk Balkan jazz with Bad Credit No Credit at Bowery Electric, $8

4/12, 7 PM the Salome Chamber Orchestra play Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and String Orchestra, K. 364; Lera Auerbach’s Sogno di Stabat Mater for Violin, Viola, Vibraphone, and Orchestra (2008); and and Paganini’s Sonata per la Grand Viola et Orchestra Op. 35 on rare period instruments from the Met’s collection at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $35

4/12, 7 PM pianist Daniela Bracchi plays music of Barber, Beethoven and Chopin at Third St. Music School Settlement, free.

4/12, 7:30 PM lush sweeping largescale music for strings: Yale music alums led by violinist Ani Kafavian play a world premiere requiem piece for 23 solo strings by Matthew Barnson plus Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen for the same forces plus Tschaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $15 tix avail.

4/12, 8 PM nine-piece Balkan behemoth Brazda followed at 10 by Steve Ulrich’s legendary film noir guitar band Big Lazy’s first live performance in over six years at Barbes.

4/12 8 PM artsy jangly tuneful slide guitar-driven powerpop rockers the Jack Lords Orchestra – totally 80s but in a good way, sort of a harder-hitting Crowded House with guy/girl vox – at Shrine

4/12, 8 PM “in a concert of world premieres, Cadillac Moon Ensemble explores the dark and creepy side of circuses & clowns—come see what happens when the ensemble unleashes its circus act with four world premieres by composers Rick Burkhardt, Daniel Felsenfeld, Nicholas Deyoe, and Tim Hansen” at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St.,

4/12, 8 PM charismatic, pyrotechnic pianist/deadpin wit Kathleen Supove in SINGLED OUT: Debussy on Wagner (premiere) for pianist with Debussy mask and soundtrack by Marita Bolles;La Plus Que Plus Que Lent (premiere) for pianist and MAX/MSP by Jacob Cooper; Layerings 3 (premiere) for pianist and soundtrack by Eric km Clark; Cakewalks (premiere) for piano, based on Golliwog’s Cakewalk, by Daniel Felsenfeld, and For Piano With Balloons (premiere) for pianist and balloons by Judy Dunaway at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

4/12, 8 PM Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz’s ABRAXAS plays John Zorn’s Masada: Book of Angels at the Stone followed at 10 by Eyal Maoz’ Pitom surf/metal project, $10

4/12, 8 PM Ovidiu Marinescu, cello and Dmitry Rachmanov, piano play samizdat Russian cello music: Nikolai Miaskovsky – Sonata No. 2 in A minor for cello and piano, Op. 81; Mieczyslaw Weinberg – Sonata No. 2 in G minor for cello and piano, Op. 63; Marina Tchistova – Suite “Echelle” for Cello and Piano; Sergei Prokofiev – Sonata for cello and piano in C Major, Op. 119 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

4/12, 8 PM twisted, satirical, pottymouth cover band the Dan Band at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix highly rec

4/12, 8:30 PM Translatlantic Ensemble with Imani Winds clarinetist, Mariam Adam and pianist Evelyn Ulex share the stage with the Winds’ flutist Valerie Coleman and pyrotechnic bandoneon player JP Jofre in a reprise of their exilarating program earlier this year at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

4/12, 9 PM the Flail: Dan Blankinship – trumpet , Stephan Moutot – tenor , Brian Marsella – piano , Reid Taylor – bass , Matt Zebroski – drums play melodic, intense original postbop at at BAM Cafe. they’re also at the Stone at 8 on 4/13 and at Smalls on 4/26-27 at 9:30 PM

4/12, 10:30ish hilarious, eclectically satirical cowpunk rockers Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Rodeo Bar

4/12, 10:30 PM ferocious all-female powerpop/punk-pop band Hunter Valentine at the Mercury, $10.

4/12, 11 PM literate Tom Waits-ish alt-country rockers Fist of Kindness at Freddy’s

4/13, 6 PM haunting intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack, who has a killer new solo album out, at Barbes, broadcasting live on WFMU. Badass resonator guitarist/oldtime blues siren Mamie Minch plays later at around 10.

4/13, 6 PM intense, surrealistic, torchy Americana/jazz chanteuse Cal Folger Dayat Pete’s. She’s also here on 4/27.

4/13, 7:15 PM wild, minor-key klezmer/reggae/New Orleans jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 4/27.

4/13, 8 PM deliciously twangy, jangly twin-guitar paisley underground/psychedelic Americana rockers Mud Blood & Beer play the album release show for their killer new one The Sweet Life at the Bitter End.

4/13, 8 PM the oldschool, elegant but sly “Duke of Bachata,” guitarist Joan Soriano and his excellent acoustic band at Roulette, $25 INCLUDES OPEN RUM BAR 7-8 PM w/admission

4/13, 8 PM singer Antoinette Montague and her Quintet with cello and concert harp salute women in jazz including Etta Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and others at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

4/13, 8 PM microtonal saxophonist Noah Kaplan’s intriguing Claque quartet with synth, trumpet and drums followed by indie classical improvisers Dead Language – Jodie Rottle: flute, Tristan McKay: piano , and Meaghan Burke: cello at the Firehouse Space

4/13, 8:30 PM trippy, surreal Cambodian psychedelic rockers Dengue Fever at le Poisson Rouge, $17 adv tix rec.

4/13, 9 PM the Delorean Sisters– who play oldtimey versions of 80s cheeseball pop songs followed at 10 by hot oldtime blues band the Fascinators feat. brilliant guitarist Lenny Molotov at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

4/13, 9 PM amazing ten-piece country/gypsy/acoustic rock behemoth M Shanghai String Band – whose new album is one of the year’s best at the Jalopy, $10. They’re also at the Bell House on 4/25 at 8 for the same price.

4/13, 9 PM intense, tuneful southwestern gothic rock with the Downward Dogs upstairs at the National Underground

4/13, 9 PM theatrical, carnivalesque, legendary Dutch big band jazz with ICP Orchestra at Littlefield, $18.

4/13, 9ish creepy, weird, jazz/cinematic faux-operatic agitators Thrillington at 5th Estate Bar in Park Slope. They’re at Matchless the following night 4/14 at 9ish.

4/13, 9ish honkytonk and outlaw country with the Third Wheel Band at Freddy’s

4/13, 9:30ish charismatic gypsy punk/metal cumbia band Escarioka at Mehanata.

4/13, 9:30 PM 9:30 PM dark 80s style chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi

4/13, 10 PM intense, tuneful southwestern gothic rock with the Downward Dogs at the National Underground.

4/13, 10 PM King Django play ska-punk at Two Boots Brooklyn, free.

4/13, 10 PM original psychedelic funk/hip-hop band Mamarazzi at the big room at the Rockwood.

4/13, 10ish doo-wop punk with the King Khan & BBQ Show at Glasslands

4/13, 10ish what’s left of 60s psych-punk legends the Sonics plays a benefit for hurricane-swamped Norton Records at the Bell House, $25 adv tix rec.

4/14, guessing early afternoon-ish, the Postcrypt Folk Fest on the Columbia campus at 116th and Broadway, follow the sound and your nose – it’s an outdoor free-for-all with lots of food vendors, performers TBA

4/14, 2 (two) PM “recorder virtuosi Daphna Mor and Nina Stern collaborate with the NY Gypsy All-Stars’ kanun virtuoso Tamer Pinarbasi, Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble percussionist Shane Shanahan and guest artist Jesse Kotansky on violin and oud, with a program exploring medieval music of the Mediterranean” at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

4/14, 4 PM the Minetti String Quartet play works by Haydn, Bartok and Beethoven at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza branch, no kids under 6 admitted.

4/14, 5 PM Ensemble ACJW play works by Harbison, Ravel and Dvorak at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Avenue (at 189th St) , free.

4/14, 6 PM eclectic cellist/bandleader Marika Hughes at the big room at the Rockwood. She’s also at Barbes on 4/30 at 7.

4/14, 6 PM twin sax improv madness with Philip Greenleaf and Ingrid Laubrock at Downtown Music Gallery, free

4/14, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin – powerhouse soul/indie rock songwriter Katie Elevitch, whose ferocious, Patti Smith-esque sounds drove the crowd wild here last December.

4/14, 8 PM Australian chamber ensemble/art-rockers Viola Dana play their soundtrack to the 1926 Buster Keaton classic The General at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, $15; 4/15 they’re at Goodbye Blue Monday at 8.

4/14, 9 PM torchy eclectic country/Americana chanteuse Drina Seay upstairs at 2A

4/14, 9 PM coal miner’s granddaughter Jan Bell hosts a Loretta Lynn 81st birthday tribute at the Jalopy with lots of Conway duets, special guests include Megan Palmer, Vida Wakeman, Karen Duffy, Feral Foster, Alex Battles, Jesse Lenat, Will Scott, Hilary Hawke and many more.

4/14, 10 PM Random Test play roots reggae at Shrine.

4/15, 1 PM fiery noir gothic Americana/Canadiana rocker Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons live on Irene Trudel’s show on WFMU.

4/15, 7:30/9:30 PM intense jazz guitarist Julian Lage with his quartet at Dizzy’s Club, $25.

4/15, 9 PM haunting oldschool country/noir folk band Karen & the Sorrows at Pete’s.

4/15, 9 PM vintage 60 sstyle big band jazz with the New Yorkestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

4/15, 10 PM Joe Pug – who’s quickly building a vast catalog of smartly lyrical, fearlessly political Americana/blues songs – at Union Hall, $15.

4/16 Fitz & the Tamtrums at Webster Hall is sold out.

4/16, 6:30 PM violinist Miri Ben-Ari leads a tribute to Israeli and Jewish music with bassist/oudist Omer Avital, Yair Harel, Kol Dodi, and chanteuse Mika Karni, leading a group playing Israeli Moroccan, Yemenite and Ethiopian music at Symphony Space, $5 (fve dollar) adv tix rec

4/16, 7 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes followed at 8 by Clare & the Reasons’ Olivier Manchon’s Orchestre de Chambre Miniature at Barbes and then at 9 by Slavic Soul Party’s Balkan/Ellingtonian madness.

4/16, 7 PM torchy oldtimey chanteuse Halle & the Jilt at the Rockwood

4/16, 7:30 PM Argentinian antique 1920s tango revivalists 34 Puñaladas at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

4/16, 7:30/9:30 PM powerhouse tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery leads a quintet with Rachel Z – keyboards; Orrin Evans – piano; Hans Glawischnig – bass.; Jason Brown – drums at the Jazz Standard.

4/16-21, 8:30/10:30 PM cutting-edge pianist Gerald Clayton leads his trio at the Village Vanguard, $25 plus 1 drink min

4/16, 8:30 PM Australian jazz chanteuse Gian Slater with a great band – Chris Hale, electric bass; Barney McAll, piano; Ben Vanderwal , drums – at Cornelia St Cafe, $20 incl a drink

4/16, 8:30 PM saxophonist Tom Tallitsch on tenor saxophone with Jared Gold on organ and Rudy Royston on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

4/16, 9 PM subtle, torchy oldtimey chanteuse Jolie Holland plays City Winery, $18 standing room avail.

4/17, 7:30 PM haunting, intense Persian chanteuse Bahar Movahed and her band play rarely heard Kurdish classical songs at Symphony Space, $30 adv tix req.

4/17, 8 PM Tammy Faye Starlite – reborn as the smutty queen of cruel, satirical cover bands – and her brand-new group the Hebrew Ladies play Iggy Pop’s classic Kill City all the way through at Bowery Electric, $8. Can’t wait to hear her slur her way through Jesus Loves the Stooges.

4/17, 8/10 PM electric blues guitar sensation Ana Popovic and her band at Iridium, $30. They’re also here on 4/19.

4/17, 9 PM cowpunk band I’ll Be John Brown followed at 10 by amusing female-fronted honkytonk crew Trailer Radio at Spike Hill.

4/17, 10 PM eclectic country/janglerock/jamband Holy Ghost Tent Revival at Brooklyn Bowl, $8.

4/17, 10ish eclectic Turkish singer/bandleader Sirin Soysal andy kick-ass Boston klezmer band Ezekiel’s Wheels at Nublu, $10. Not sure who’s playing first but they’re both good.

4/17, 10:30 PM charismatic, bewitching Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack solo at the Jalopy at Roots n’ Ruckus, free

4/17, 10:30ish eclectic honkytonk/zydeco Doc Marshalls at Rodeo Bar.

4/18, 7 PM the all-star Jerry Bezdikian Ensemble plays classic Egyptian and Lebanese bellydance and habibi music to accompany a parade of bellydancers at the Sullivan Room (next door to Sullivan Hall), $15

4/18, 7:30 PM the first full night of the MATA new music festival at Roulette kicks off with Israeli chamber group Meitar Ensemble playing new works by Bryan Jacobs, Enda Bates, Ofer Pelz, Marcin Stancyzk and Christopher Bailey

4/18, 7:30 PM ACME plays chamber works by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, his contemporary and friend Shostakovich and Henryk Gorecki at the Morgan Library,225 Madison Ave, $35.

4/18, 8 PM klezmer/bluegrass mandolin virtuoso Andy Statman ($10 cover) followed at 10 by four-guitar Argentinan oldtime tango monsters 34 Punaladas at Barbes

4/18-21 saxophonist Steve Wilson plays a bday weekend stand with a killer band: Alex Sipiagin – trumpet; George Cables – piano; Larry Grenadier – bass; Ulysses Owens Jr. – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Sat-Sun

4/18, 8 PM Voices of Ascension sing works by Mendelssohn, Weber, Vaughan Williams and the world premiere of Eve Beglarian’s commissioned work for choir and organ, Building the Bird Mound, inspired by the spectacular Poverty Point paleo-American bird mound in northeastern Louisiana, at the Church of the Ascension, 5th Ave/10th St., $10 seats avail. but going fast.

4/18, 8 PM amusing cowpunk/honkytonk band Trailer Radio with special guest Drina Seay at Zirzamin.

4/18, 8 PM steamboat soul band Roosevelt Dime at the small room at the Rockwood.

4/18, 8:30 PM John Hollenbeck’s lush, polyrhythmic, reliably tuneful Claudia Quintet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink. The following nights 4/19-20 they’re here with sets at 9 and 10:30.

4/18, 9 PM a solid dark garage rock triplebill: the Othermen, Triple Hex and then Twin Guns playing the album release show for their reverb-drenched noir new one at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg, absurdly cheap at $5

4/18, 9ish the lush, haunting Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab.

4/18, 9/10:0 PM the Sirius String Quartet play their “comprovisations” plus a quintet with pianist Uri Caine at the Jazz Gallery, $20

4/18, 9:30 PM dark intense minimalist occasionally Middle Eastern-inflected indie rockers the Mast (Persian for “high on life”) at Public Assembly

4/18 swirly, hypnotic, totally 80s 4AD dreampop/shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo at Public Assembly

4/18, 10 PM Bong Hits for Jesus at Desmond’s. Gotta love em.

4/18, 10:30 PM hilarious, high-energy grasscore/oldtimey band the Devil Makes Three at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $17.50 adv tix avail. at the Mercury box office M-F 5-7 PM.

4/18, 10:30ish the twisted funny retro 60s country stylings of the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar. They’re at Brooklyn Rod & Gun club the following night, 4/19.

4/19, 6 PM a rare solo show by outlaw country outfit the Newton Gang’s Jeff Duarte at the American Folk Art Museum

4/19, 7:30 PM second night of this year’s MATA new music festival reatures electroacoustic performances by composer Jobina Tinnemans (a concerto grosso for knitters and instrumental ensemble) plus singer Stephanie Pan performing a new Henry Vega work and Jessie Marino and Natacha Diels plus a clarinet trio performing music inspired by weather patterns at Roulette.

4/19, 7:30 PM Australian indie classical ensemble ExhAust New Music play a rare US program of up-and-coming Australian composers including music by Aristea Mellos, Amanda Cole, Rosalind Page, and Richard Vaudrey at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St, downtown Brooklyn, any train to Borough Hall, $10

4/19 the Cannabis Cup Reggae Band plays the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Harbor Lights, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc They’re also playing two 4/20 cruises, one in the afternoon for the wake-and-bake crowd and the other at night, same deal.

4/19, 8 PM haunting female-fronted Nashvile gothic/janglerock band the Whispering Tree at Sidewalk.

4/19, 8 PM wind quintet the City of Tomorrow make their NYC debut with music by Milhaud, Higdon, Berio and others at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St, $18 gen adm.

4/19, 8 PM pianist Alexander Peskanov plays his own works plus preludes and etudes-tableaux by Rachmaninoff and excerpts from Stravinsky’s Petrouschka at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

4/19, 8 PM Von Ku Pak Drum & Dance Troupe perform Korean music & dance dressed in traditional regalia followed by Yanni Papastefanou and his ensemble in an evening of traditional music & dance from the Greek Isles at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

4/19, 8 PM a Hurricane Sandy benefit played by Ferran Cullell, Jacob Sievers and, Jonathan Drucker plus Christine Lamprea: cello, Albert Barbeta: violin, Stephanie Lamprea: soprano, Daniel Padmos: clarinet, Fadlullah Ba’th: violin featuring music of Shostakovich, Milhaud, Brahms, Drucker, Khatchatuian at the Firehouse Space.

4/19, 8 PM composer David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir celebrate the 30th anniversary of his cult favorite album Hearing Solar Winds with a performance of modal sacred chant plus a live video program that includes on-site imagery created by the voices onstage at the Old Stone House, Washington Park, 336 3rd St (bet. 4th & 5th Avenues) in Park Slope.The concert repeats on 4/21 at 3 PM, $20

4/19-21 the Brooklyn Folk Festival – meaning “folk” as in oldtimey roots music, not cheesy singer-songwriters – kicks off at the Bell House at 8:30 with Kristin Andreassen, Cherven Traktor, the Cactus Blossoms, Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion and Lichtman’s Brain Cloud wrapping up the night with western swing, $20

4/19, 9 PM NYC’s original highvoltage Balkan band Zlatne Uste followed by Hungarian pan-Balkan folk-rock star Meszecsinka and her band at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

4/19, 9 PM dark Americana chanteuse Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold at Pete’s

4/19, 9 PM second-wave dub reggae stars John Brown’s Body at Brooklyn Bowl, $15. They’re in Pittsboro, North Carolina on 4/20 in case anybody’s wondering – and then they’re taking almost a week off to recover. Hmmm…

4/19, 9 PM conscious hip-hop artist Rabbi Darkside does the album release show for his new one at Littlefield, $10

4/19, 10 PM psychedelic Americana jamband American String Conspiracy at Freddy’s

4/19, 10 PM Royal Khaoz play roots reggae at Shrine.

4/19, midnight, Moon Hooch at the Knitting Factory, $10. Two tenor saxes and drums playing the craziest funky grooves you could imagine with the intensity of a brass band and the catchiness and edge of punk rock.

4/20 is Record Store Day. Does this mean you have to be high to spend money on music? Just wondering…

4/20, 4 PM up-and-coming composer Ayumi Okada plays new works plus pieces by Debussy and Bach with chamber ensemble at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Inwood (20 Cumming Street) north of 200th St. in Inwood, free. She’s good – check out her poignant Suite for String Orchestra

4/20, day two of the Brooklyn Folk Festival is an all-day affair starting around 4:30 with Great Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band, the Roulette Sisters’ Mamie Minch duetting with Brain Cloud’s Tamar Korn, the Canebrake Rattlers and Peter Stampfel and the Ether Frolic Mob at 7:30, $15. There’s also a late show with separate $20 admission (you can get an all-day pass from the Jalopy for $35) starting at 8:30 with the Down Hill Strugglers, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens at 9:15, Radio Jarocho at 10 and Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess headlining around 10:45.

4/20, 6 PM hilarious, period-perfect, subtly filthy oldtimey banjoist/songwriter Al Duvall at Pete’sat Pete’s. The kind of guy who might do a song about kicking the gong around, or being a moocher…that’s as close to 4/20 as he gets.

4/20, 6:30 PM the Washington Square Winds play new works by Matt Frey, Charley Gerard, Derek Jenkins, Sonia Lopez and Dean Rosenthal at Studio 353, 353 W 48th St., 2nd Fl, reception to follow, $10 sug don

4/20, 7:30 PM a killer Balkan triplebill with fiery Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita, Tipsy Oxcart, who play acoustic versions of current day Eastern European pop hits, and hip-hop brass band grooves with PitchBlak Brass Band in the room out back of the Ukrainian Village Restaurant, 140 2nd Ave.

4/20, 7:30 PM Talea Ensemble wind up this year’s MATA new music festival at Roulette with new works by Evan Antonelli, David Fennessy, Taylor Brook, Milica Djordjevic, Hugo Morales and Mauro Lanza, inspired by cities around the world, throughout history.

4/20, 7:30/9:30 PM Ed Cherry on guitar with Pat Bianchi on organ and Chris Beck on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

4/20, 8 PM lush atmospheric cinematic art-rockers the Quavers at Barbes.

4/20, 8 PM the Orchestra for the Next Century with violinst Michi Wiancko play the New York premiere of Margaret Brouwer’s Violin Concerto, Stravinsky’s Concerto in D for String Orchestra, Paul Moravec’s Morph and the Martinu Double Concerto at Merkin Concert Hall, $25/$20 stud/sts

4/20, 9 PM clever, darkly literate chamber pop/noir cabaret songwriter Dawn Oberg at Bar East

4/20, 8 PM a killer bill at Spike Hill with eerie, haunting soundtrack composer Thomas Simon followed at 10 by moody, hypnotic punk-era legends Band of Outsiders and eventually at around midnight by intense, psychedelic art-rock band Of Earth playing the album release show for their reputedly excellent new one The Monarch.

4/20, 8 PM Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music followed at 10 by oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at 68 Jay St. Bar.

4/20, 9 PM wild, guitar-driven flamenco/Andalucian/gypsy band Espirtu Gitano at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

4/20, 9ish bludgeoning stoner riff-rock: Pants Exploder, Smokewagon and Mighty High at the Gutter in Williamsburg. You have been warned.

4/20, 9 PM tuneful, aggressive postpunk favorites Clinic at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec – this may sell out.

4/20, 10 PM cutting edge new big band jazz with the wildly popular Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at BAM Cafe.

4/21 a rare intimate house performance by classical piano cult legend, Haydn devotee and musicologist Nancy Garniez (mother of brilliant songwriter/bandleader Rachelle Garniez) on the upper west, email for info.

4/21, 2:30 PM day three of the Brooklyn Folk Festival begins at 2:45 at the Bell House with Hunter Holmes, Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues at 3:30, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton at 4:15, at 5 Jalopy house band the Whiskey Spitters, 5:45 Elijah Wald , 6:30 Feral Foster and at 7:15 New England noir folk crooner Tim Eriksen. There’s also a late shows with separate $20 admission (you can get an all-day pass for $30 from the Jalopy) with the Four o’Clock Flowers at 9:45 and Ian Link at 10:30.

4/21, 3 PM pianist Max Lifchitz plays works by a global cast of composrs including Elizabeth Bell, Katherine Hoover, Nailah Nombeko, Kala Pierson, Hilary Tann, Rain Worthington, Margarita Zelenaia & Marilyn Ziffrin at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free

4/21, 6 PM the Four Nations Ensemble joins forces with Music from China for a mix of French baroque and classical Chinese compositions at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E 61st St., $35

4/21, 6 PM tenor saxophonit Stan Killian plays the album release show for his new one with Mike Moreno, guitar; Benito Gonzales, Fender Rhodes; Corcoran Holt, bass; McClenty Hunter, drums at 55 Bar, free.

4/21, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin – elegant, smart country-pop songwriter Sharon Goldman, founding member of the subversive NYC folk collective Chicks With Dip.

4/21, 8 PM  legendary Texas Americana guitar god/crooner Junior Brown at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

4/21, 8 PM eclectic Americana jamband American String Conspiracy followed by Mississippi hill country blues guitar genius Will Scott at Hank’s

4/21, 8 PM the Tri-Centric Orchestra – Anthony Braxton’s mighty, majestic big improvisational vehicle – premiere three compositions for 16-piece ensemble by composers Nicole Mitchell, Jason Kao Hwang, and Kamala Sankaram at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

4/21, 8/10 PM sassy, badass up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Brianna Thomas & Swing City at Iridium, $25.

4/21, 9 PM the Brooklyn What – NYC’s most intense, funny, socially aware rockers and eternally fun, snotty 80s punk-pop legends the Dead Milkmen at Bowery Ballroom, $22.50 adv tix rec. available at the Mercury M-F 5-7 PM

4/21, 9:30 PM noir jazz band Silencio plays classic David Lynch soundtrack music from Twin Peaks, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Mulholland Drive, and Lost Highway at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix highly rec.

4/21, 9:30 PM eclectic, wild indie classical/jazz/Balkan improvisers Parias Ensemble at the Firehouse Space

4/21, 10ish hip-hop brass grooves and an all-female Brazilian percussion bacchanalia: PitchBlak Brass Band plus BatalaNYC at Littlefield.

4/22, 7:30 PM adventurous vocal ensemble vocal ensemble Ekmeles debuts a fascinating program of historical and contemporary “Eye Music”. “From Medieval works in multi-colored ink to a contemporary work sung from a 16-meter long transparent scroll, enjoy a feast for the senses as the music is both heard and visually projected” at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

4/22, 8 PM Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie does her eerie chamber pop thing with the sardonic Anthony Haden-Guest at the big room at the Rockwood.

4/22, 8 PM the Oratorio Society of NY conducted by Kent Tritle perform Britten’s War Requiem at Carnegie Hall, $22 tix avail.

4/22, 9 PM the eclectic Joshua Shneider Easy Bake Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

4/22, midnight, legendary second-wave stoner metal band Orange Goblin at St. Vitus, $15

4/23, 5:30 PM  new music by Laura Kaminsky played by Ensemble Pi and the Cassatt Quartet at the Miller Theatre, free.

4/23, 7 PM eclectic violinist eclectic violinist Sarah Goldfeather and her band at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party

4/23, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, Dominican jazz pianist Osmany Paredes plays a rare solo show, $20.

4/23, 7:30 PM SoCorpo (Sasha Bogdanowitsch & Sabrina Lastman) play characteristically gripping, innovative new works for two voices from their new album Inelement at le Poisson Rouge

4/23, 7:30 PM pianist Herbert Schuch plays Thomas Larcher: Naunz; Schumann: Theme and Variations in E-flat major; Mozart: Piano Sonata No.18 in D Major, K.576; Schubert: Sonata for Piano No.21 in B-flat Major, D.960  at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St, free, res. req .

4/23, 8 PM artsy, Americana-flavored, eclectic literate rockers Balthrop Alabama followed eventually at around 10 by Americana rockers Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Brooklyn Bowl, $8. 4/25 she’s at  Rock Shop opening for New Hampshire’s Mail the Horse

4/23, 8 PM conscious dancehall and roots reggae from the late 80s: Sister Carol followed by Michael Rose of Black Uhuru at B.B. King’s, $22.50 adv tix rec.

4/23-28, 8:30/10:30 PM powerhouse trumpeter Terrell Stafford leads his quintet at the Village Vanguard, $25 plus 1 drink min

4/23 recently unearthed Hughes settings by unheralded Harlem Renaissance composer Margaret Bonds performed by vocalists from Harlem Opera Theatre at the Studio Museum, 144 W 125th St, take the A train.

4/23 wild, kick-ass British folk-punk band Skinny Lister – sort of the British equivalent of the Pogues – at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall

4/23, 9 PM carnivalesque gypsy punks Amour Obscur, Balkan-flavored brass crew Hungry March Band and acoustic Nashville goths O’Death at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv. tix req.

4/24, 7:30 PM eclectic string ensemble Catch-Pop String-Strong play originals plus Balkan Folk music, classical tunes and improvisations based on the music of Kurt Weil and Bertoldt Brecht at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

4/24, 8:30 PM trumpeter Peter Evans – who does Bach as well as crazed jazz-metal – plays the album release show for his new one Zebulon with John Hébert, bass; Kassa Overall, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink.

4/24, 9 PM Tammy Faye Starlite’s killer all-female NY Dolls cover band the Pretty Babies at Arlene’s, $8.

4/24. 9 PM a great funny country doublebill: Maynard & the Musties followed by Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Hank’s

4/24, 10 PM raucous oldtimey blues/bluegrass/acoustic jamband the Howlin’ Brothers at Hill Country, $15.

4/24, 10:30 PM olschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne at Rodeo Bar.

4/24, midnight, guitarist Hugh Pool’s rustic surreal guitar/reeds project Mulebone at the Ear Inn

4/25, 1 PM pianists from the recent APA competition – Sean Chen, Sara Daneshpour, Claire Huangci, Andrew Staupe and Eric Zuber –  play New York premieres of APA-commissioned works by Lisa Bielawa, Margaret Brouwer, Gabriela Lena Frank, Missy Mazzoli and Sarah Kirkland Snider at Trinity Church, free.

4/25, 7 PM a ukulele all-star benefit for Mindful Music Therapy at Freddy’s with the creme de la creme of the world’s uke songwriters: Evanescent’s Bliss Blood, fearlessly intense, torchily sultry Kelli Rae Powell , the effervescent, theatrical, badass oldtimey Ukuladies , plus Kevin Huffnagel, Avi Fox-Rosen and others, $15, all proceeds to purchase ukes for destitute kids in South Africa – happy hour drink prices with paid admission

4/25-27, 7 PM charismatic, pyrotechnic pianist/deadpan wit Kathleen Supové in DIGITAL DEBUSSY playing Storefront Diva: A Dreamscape (premiere) by Joan La Barbara, a Debussy duet as Joseph Cornell might have dreamed it; a twisted indie classical  S&M tableau, The Triumph of Innocence (premiere) by Nick Didkovsky; and Shattered Apparations of the West Wind (premiere), Annie Gosfield’s haunting response to Debussy’s What the West Wind Saw,  at the Flea Theatre, 41 White St., Tribeca, $20. There’s also a Saturday matinee at 3 PM on 4/27 for $10.

4/25, 7 PM Valerie Coleman – flute; Michiyo Suzuki – clarinet; Lynn Bechtold, Mioi Takeda, and Yibin Li – violin; Michael Midlarsky – cello; Dimitri Dover – piano play new works by Gene Pritsker, Leo Kraft, Dave Soldier, ‘Dan Cooper, Frank J. Oteri andRaul Quines at Turtle Bay Music School’s Richmond Room, 244 E 52nd St, free.

4/25-26, 7:30/9:30 PM torchy jazz chanteuse Catherine Russell– one of the stars of the past Winter Jazzfest – at Dizzy’s Club, $35 seats avail. She’s also here at 9:30 on 4/28

4/25-26, 8 PM plus 4/27 at 2 and 8 PM the JALC Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis plays Ellington at the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, $30 tix avail but going quickly. There’s a kickoff show for free at 6:30 PM on the 25th at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival a must. If you can’t make it, check out the live webcast.

4/25, 7:30 PM twangy, tuneful original alt-country siren Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $8.

4/25, 8 PM oud virtuoso Mavrothi Kontanis’ Mild Mannered Rebel with Megan Gould on violin, Shane Shanahan on drums and Brian Holtz on bass at Barbes; 4/26 at 9:30 they play the album release show for their reputedly amazing new one at Drom, $10

4/25, 8 PM weirdest segues of the year, but a good show: M Shanghai String Band play oldtimey Americana followed by the garage/psychedelic rock of the Morning Glories at 9 and eventually tuneful slowcore band Ida at around 11 at the Bell House, $10

4/25, 8 PM haunting, intense pan-Middle Eastern trio Niyaz at the Cutting Room, $22 standing room avail.

4/25-28, 8/10:30 PM torchy jazz chanteuse Catherine Russell at Dizzy’s Club.

4/25, 8:30 PM reliably intense, irrepressible, edgy violist Mat Maneri leads a trio with Ed Schuller, bass; Randy Peterson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink

4/25, 9:30 PM Slavic Soul Party plays Boban Marcovic’s iconic Hani Rumba at Joe’s Pub, $16.

4/25, 10 PM fiery, catchy, Clash-inspired politically aware acoustic rockers Gillen and Turk at Spike Hill.

4/25, 10:30 PM the NYCity Slickers play soaring bluesgrass with harmonies at Rodeo Bar.

4/26, 5:30 PM retro bluegrass/C&W and soul songwriters: Vincent Cross followed by Jo Williamson at the American Folk Art Museum.

4/26, 7 PM all-star all-female ensemble Zozulka sing haunting traditional Ukrainian a-cappella songs somewhere on the Columbia campus, location tbd, check for info here.

4/26-27 a two-day Balkan/gypsy music festival at the Hive in Bushwick (Yula Beeri’s digs) featurning Brazda, Willa Roberts and others, watch this space for details.

4/26, 8 PM the Jasper String Quartet play the Little Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Ave, Queens, alternate entrance at Building E on 47th Avenue and Van Dam St., RSVP required.

4/26, 8 PM the Trinity Choir and Youth Choir plus Novus NY perform sacred works by Stravinsky: The Flood, Abraham and Isaac, Threni and Introitus at Trinity Church, free, early arrival advised. The three-day festival continues on 4/27 with a benefit concert for music education at 8 PM and a 3 PM free concert on 4/28.

4/26, 9/10:30 PM tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens and his excellent sextet at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

4/26, 10 PM intense literate chamber pop with Elizabeth & the Catapult at Littlefield

4/26, 10 PM intense, acidic, satirical guitar jazz with Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park

4/26, 10:30 PM good gypsy punk doublebill: Bad Buka and Stumblebum Brass Band playing the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10.

4/27, 4 PM lively Appalachian fiddler Katie Trautz and her Mayfly duo at the Rockwood; they take a stroll across the river afterward to play Pete’s at 8.

4/27 the Queens Jazz Overground Festival at Flushing Town Hall,  free, starting at 6 PM with Amanda Monaco’s Formula One, the Mark Wade Trio; Josh Deutsch’s Pannonia; Darius Jones’ Big Gurl Trio; James Spaulding with the QJOG trio; the Mike Baggetta Band and Brian Woodruff Sextet

4/27 6 PM powerhouse flamenco jazz pianist Ariadna Castellanos at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink

4/27. 6:30 PM a wild Balkan brass doublebill – NYC’s very own Sazet Band followed by iconic Macedonian gypsy band Kocani Orkestar at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix absolutely necessary, this will sell out.

4/27, 8ish the Donner Party Picnic, the Highway Gimps -the missing link between Motorhead and My Bloody Valentine and the Brooklyn What – powerful, anthemic, fearless and funny punk/soul rockers who represent smart native-born Brooklyn better than any other band – at King Killer, 69 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, $5, byob

4/27, 8 PM moody latin rock/soul groovemeister Sandra Lilia Velasquez of Pistolera aka SLV at Barbes

4/27, 8 PM Kristian Bezuindenhout, harpsichord, with Ensemble Signal conducted by Brad Lubman play works by C.P.E. Bach, W.F. Bach, J.S. Bach, Rebel and Michael Gordon (Weather 1, a dark take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons) at the Miller Theatre, $35.

4/27, 8 PM George Mann and Rik Palieri sing radical oldtime union songs followed by Patti Rothberg side project the Peaceniks at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg don

4/27, 8:30 PM Haley Bowery & the Manimals play their sardonic, hard-hitting nuevo-glamrock followed eventually at 10:30 by the fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems of Hannah vs. the Many at Rock Shop, $8.

4/27, 9ish Carol Lipnik and Matt Kanelos’ haunting Ghosts in the Ocean followed by powerpop/psychedelic guitar god Pete Galub playing the album release show for his ferociously tuneful new one Candy Tears at Littlefield.

4/27, 9ish Morricone Youth – who’re now including vocal music along with their classic Italian film score stuff – and rockabilly legend Robert Gordon at Bowery Electric, $20

4/27, 9ish Boston alt-country sensations Session Americana at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

4/27, 9 PM the Tara Lynne Band with the Sometime Boys’ Sarah Mucho on bass at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

4/27, 11 PM the Lyres – no idea how much the second-wave garage rock legends have left in the tank if at all – at Grand Victory in Williamsgburg, $12.

4/28, 5 PM the NY Festival Singers perform choral works from across seven centuries at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow

4/28, 6 PM Dr. Nerve/Iconoclast drummer Leo Ciesa plays solo works from his new solo drums album – not boring, actually really good and sometimes pretty hypnotic stuff – at Downtown Music Gallery followed at 7 by electroacoustic tuba/alto improvs by Jesse Dulman and Jason Candler

4/28,  7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin – sharply lyrical, theatrical, intense, literate acoustic rocker Walter Ego.

4/28, 10ish Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies play torchy 20s/30s swing/jazz obscurities at at Rodeo Bar.

4/29, 7 PM the reliably comedic Erin & Her Cello at the big room at the Rockwood , $10.

4/29, 7:30 PM the Dred Scott Trio at Smalls. Beatnik savant, slyly charismatic performer, monster pianist with a touch of noir and a great rhythm section.

4/29, 7:30 PM Cygnus Ensemble plays new works by Frank Brickle and Laura Kaminsky at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs.

4/29, 8 PM oldtime honkytonk and pre-tockabilly sounds with the Weal and Woe at the Cameo Gallery, $10.

4/29, 8 PM Ashley Paul (saxophone) + Kathryn Schulmeister (bass) + Katherine Young (bassoon) play short solo sets plus a world premiere trio by Ryan Krause at Panoply Performance Lab in Bushwick

4/29, 9 PM the lush, intense, swirling Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

4/30, 7 PM Senegalese-flavored oldschool conscious roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

4/30, 7 PM an evening of new vocal music in English, Arabic and other languages by Mohammed Fairouz, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Huang Ro, Paola Prestini and others with sting quartet and piano at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $10 includes free refreshments, res req.

4/30, 7:30 PM brilliant lyrical janglerocker/composer Ward White leads a band playing his impossibly complicated, brilliant new album Bob, a film noir for the ears at the Mercury. If they pull it off this could be the best concert of the year. $10

4/30-5/1 pianist Edward Simon revisists his recording of his killer new trio album with Scott Colley & Brian Blade, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

4/30-5/5, 8/10:30 PM lyrical Dominican jazz pianist Michel Camilo at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

4/30, 8 PM a global jazz jam at the Jazz Museum in Harlem feat. Punjabi dhol music from Red Baraat’s Sunny Jain, Malian kora and vocals from griots Yacouba Sissoko and Awa Sangho, bass grooves from Japan’s Noriko Ueda, Brazilian, Caribbean and Celtic percussion and vibes by James Shipp, Bolivian folk and jazz vocals from Gian-Carla Tisera and more, $20

4/30, 9 PM torchy jazz/Americana songwriting icon Eleni Mandell at the Bell House, $22 adv tix rec. She’s at Bowery Ballroom on 4/27 same time for three bucks more.

4/30, 10 PM deliciously twangy, jangly twin-guitar paisley underground/psychedelic Americana rockers Mud Blood & Beer play songs from their killer new paisley underground/roots rock album The Sweet Life at at Hank’s

5/1-3, 8 PM trumpeter/ composer/musical innovator Wadada Leo Smith presents the NYC premiere of his epic 4-cd civil rights opus Ten Freedom Summers in its entirety (rated best album of 2013 at NYMD’s sister blog Lucid Culture) at Roulette.

5/1, 8 PM avant string band and string quartet intensity: Ljova & the Kontraband followed by Brooklyn Rider at Littlefield, $15.

5/2, 7 PM at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, a global cast of winners in the Ibla piano competition play music by Bach, Verdi, Puccini, Liszt, Chopin, Ginastera, Prokofiev, Bartok, Oskar Merikanto plus originals and improvisations. Pianists include Ben Schoeman,Tomasz Ostaszewski, Patryk Sztabinski, Gabriele Gallo, Liisa Pimiä, Jason Chiang., Ian Miller, Audrey Ann Southard Rumsey, David Cieri, Jim Erickson, Laehyung Woo and the duo of Yuka Munehisa and Samuel Fried

5/2, 7 PM pianist Julia Den Boer plays works by Janacek, Boulez, and moreat Bohemian National Hall, free

5/2, 7:30 PM Rasputina – the original cello rockers, featuring cellist Julia Kent and guitarist Sara Landeau this time out – plays FaLaLa: The Bastardy of Shakespeare’s Madrigals, imagining an alternate authorship for Shakespeare’s work at Joe’s Pub, $15.

5/2, 8 PM Ensemble Mise-En play works by Bent Sørensen, Louis Karchin, Graham Flet, Erik Lund Moon Young Ha including several world premieres at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea, 338 W 23rd St,, $15/$10 stud.

5/2, 8:30 PM trombonist Jacob Garchik’s tuneful 40Twenty with Jacob Sacks, piano; Dave Ambrosio, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $25 incl. a drink.

5/2, 10 PM the Microscopic Septet play their devious originals as well as Monk tunes from their excellent new all-Monk cd Friday the 13th at Spectrum. 5/30 they’re at Joe’s Pub

5/3, 5:30 PM haunting intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack, who has a killer new solo album out, plays solo at the American Folk Art Museum.

5/3 the Rebel Factory with Certain General’s Phil Gammage at Zirzamin.

5/3, 8 PM Tunisian chanteuse Sonia M’Barek at the Alliance Francaise, 55 E 59th St, $35 but worth it

5/3-4, 8 PM visionary pianist/bandleader Arturo O’Farrill‘s spectacular, intense Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra beefs up Mexican banda music and other lesser-known latin subgenres along with newly commissioned works at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs.

5/3, 8 PM a solid Americana triplebill: Canadian singer Charlotte Cornfield, the rocking Alex Mallett Band and the more trad Whistling Wolves at Union Hall, $10

5/3, 8 PM bizarre segue, good show: roots reggae with Tribal Legacy followed by Flamenco Latino at Flushing Town Hall, $15

5/3, 8 PM guitarist Jason Vieaux plays music by Mauro Giuliani, J.S. Bach, Benjamin Britten, John Dowland, Dan Visconti, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Pat Metheny, and José Luis Merlín at Baruch College Auditorium, 55 Lexington Ave,  $25/$20 stud/srs. 5/5 at 3 PM he’s at  Ingalls Recital Hall, 2039 Kennedy Blvd in Jersey City for free.

5/3, 8 PM hypnotic percussion, string minimalism and avant garde drama: Iktus Ensemble, Yarn/Wire and thingNY at the Firehouse Space, $10

5/3, 9ish legendary rocksteady/reggae crooner Ken Boothe (the Man with the Gold Tooth!) at Littlefield $20 adv tix rec.

5/3, 10ish smart, terse, funny Americana rock duo Kill Henry Sugar.followed by Steve Ulrich’s legendary film noir guitar band Big Lazy at the Gutter in Williamsburg.

5/4, 8 PM oldtimey swing and country soungs: Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band , the Red Hook Ramblers, Barnyard Brothers and North of Nashville at Union Hall, $10

5/4, 8 PM smartly lyrical radical acoustic songwriter Ben Grosscup, charismatically torchy, deviously witty songwriter/siren Elaine Romanelli and jazz chanteuse Pam Parker at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg don

5/4, 8 PM, repeating on 5/5 at 3 PM the world-class Park Avenue Chamber Symphony plays Leo Kraft – Variations for Orchestra (New York Premiere); Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23 in A with Kariné Poghosyan, piano; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves

5/4, 8 PM ageless torchy accordionist/chanteuse/personality Phoebe Legere at the Cutting Room, $25

5/4, 8:30 PM Mimesis Ensemble are at Merkin Concert Hall playing a Lynchian elegy by Caleb Burhans, a cruelly sarcastic take on eco-disaster by David T. Little, powerful and historically aware chamber pieces by Fairouz as well as other works, adv tix $10 (students $5).

5/4, 9 PM hypnotic Americana nocturnes with Hem at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm.

5/4-5, 9 PM Arabic disco music from San Francisco with Beats Antique at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

5/4, 10 PM fiery psychedelic paisley underground rock with the Newton Gang at 68 Jay St. Bar.

5/4 Turkish qanun virtuoso Hasan Isakkut and Ensemble at Drom, 11:30 PM, $15 adv tix very highly rec.

5/5, 3 PM adventurous string quartet Brooklyn Rider at the Abrons Arts Ctr, 466 Grand Street (at Pitt St), free, early arrival advised.

5/5, 4 PM Canta Libre – Sally Shorrock, flute, Francisca Mendoza, violin, Veronica Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist, harp – play the Handel-Halvorsen duo for violin and cello, a harp quintet transcription of Scarlatti sonatas by Jean Francaix, plus Beatles tunes at Church of the Epiphany, 1393 York Ave at E 74th St, free

5/5, 4 PM cellist Sebastian Bäverstam and pianist Yannick Rafalimanana play works by Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy and Samuel Barber at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza branch, no kids under 6 admitted.

5/5, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin: Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons play a creepy mix of careening Canadian gothic rock and brooding chamber pop.

5/5, 7 PM International Street Cannibals play “several Beethoven Bagatelles with piano, belly dance and electro/acoustic ensemble; a malformed chamber version of Captain Beetheart’s “When I See Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy” with go-go dancer; a schizo-affective rendering of Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs’ “Wooly Bully”; a recitation, in the original Ionic dialect, accompanied by tribalistic sonorities, of Homer’s Hymn to Demeter; and some solo bijoux by pianist Taka Kigawa” at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

5/5, 7 PM sitar virtuoso Krishna Bhatt with tabla player Anindo Chatterjee at Symphony Space, $30/$20 stud/srs.

5/5, 8 PM the original oldtimey crooner, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks at City Winery, $28 standing room avail.

5/5, 10:30 PM intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at the National Underground.

5/6, 5:30 PM cellist David Finckel makes his final performance with the Emerson String Quartet with music of Schubert, Schoenberg plus an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence featuring guests Paul Neubauer on viola and Colin Carr on cello at the Greene Space, $25.

5/7, 5:30 PM the Tobias Picker Ensemble plays a program of the composers’s new works at the Miller Theatre, free.

5/7-8, 7:30 PM violin virtuoso/musicologist Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series reflects on the past five seasons with pianist Jonathan Feldman, program TBA at WMP Concert Hall, $35.

5/7, 8 PM intense, tuneful psychedelic female-fronted power trio/jamband Devi upstairs at Bowery Electric.

5/7 8ish the Nat Osborn Band – who play smart, tuneful, funky, high-spirited keyboard-and-horn-driven New Orleans rock – at the Mercury

5/7-12, 8:30/10:30 PM Bill Friselll’s Beautiful Dreamer with Eyvind Kang on violin and Rudy Royston on drums at the Village Vanguard, $25 plus 1 drink min.

5/8. 8 PM dark intense tuneful/lyrical janglerock/postpunk chanteuse Baby Streuth (f.k.a. Naomi Hates Humans) at Pete’s

5/8, 8 PM dark smart jazz twinbill: drummer Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom and Sex Mob who have a reputedly amazing Nino Rota album just out – at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

5/8, 8 PM Colin Stetson – who blew the doors off the Bitter End, solo on bass trombone when he played there at Winter Jazzfest – at le Poisson Rouge, $13 adv tix rec.

5/9, 7 PM charismatic Americana songwriter/chanteuse Julia Haltigan and band at Joe’s Pub, $14, followed at 9:30 PM (separate $22 admission) by gypsy guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel.

5/9, 7 PM violinist Jake Shulman-Ment and his band play gypsy and klezmer music at the Manhattan JCC, 76th/Amsterdam, $20

5/9, 7:30 PM psychedelic art-rock, worldbeat and reggae: Deoro’s Manila Project with special guests Nyko Maca, Waway Saway, Daniel Darwin, and Jonan Aguilar at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

5/9, 9ish an intimate, relatively cheap evening of jaunty oldtime swing/torch song revelry with Lake Street Dive at Maxwell’s, $12 adv tix rec

5/10-11 cellist Jeffrey Ziegler’s last performances with the Kronos Quartet features Laurie Anderson joining them for their collaboration Landfall,  at the Kasser Theatre at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Tix $TBA; $10 roundtrip transportation from NYC is available via charter bus which leaves at 6 PM from 41st St. betw. 8th/9th Aves., res. highly suggested to 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org

5/10, 8 PM sly alt-country songwriters Warren Hood & the Goods and Hayes Carll at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

5/10, 8 PM dark intense minimalist occasionally Middle Eastern-inflected indie rockers the Mast (Persian for “high on life”) at the Knitting Factory.

5/10, 8 PM the Mivos Quartet play new works by Chris Fisher-Lochhead, David Grant and Thomas Ades at the 2nd floor loft space at 138 South Oxford St., Ft. Greene, any train to Jay St/ or Borough Hall and a ten-minute walk, $15/$10 stud/srs/artist/under 30

5/10, 9 PM edgy oldtimey swing and C&W with Miss Tess & the Talkbacks followed by Lake Street Dive at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec.

5/10, 9 PM noir cabaret/gypsy punk band Not Waving but Drowning at Freddy’s

5/10, 9 PM absurdly funny Merle Haggard cover band Bryan & the Haggards – who put out two instrumental albums of Hag tunes, one a hilarious free-jazz interpretation and the other surprisingly straight-up, at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

5/10, 9ish fiery surf trio Octomen at the Gutter in Williamsburg

5/11, 11 AM the latest “wall to wall” free all-day extravaganza at Symphony Space explores the Harlem Renaissance, lineup TBA.

5/11 OMG check out this doublebill: bewitching Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack and badass resonator guitarist/blues chanteuse Mamie Minch solo, then playing a set together at a “super secret house concert,” this will be wild, email for location/info, space very limited

5/11, 8 PM Mississippi hill country blues guitar genius Will Scott followed at 10 by the Duhks’ Tania Elizabeth and Andy Stack at 68 Jay St. Bar.

5/11 creepy keyboard-driven art-rock/goth band the Devil’s Broadcast at Hank’s

5/11, 9 PM dark Americana/noir jangleband Balthrop Alabama at Littlefield.

5/11, 9:30ish ecstatically fun, intense gypsy punk/metal cumbia/rock en Espanol band Escarioka at Mehanata.

5/12, 4 PM Benjamin Hochman, piano, Lily Francis, violin and Efe Baltacigil, cello, perform Beethoven’s Trio in E flat Op. 70 No. 2, Ravel’s Trio in A and Brahms’s Trio No. 1 in B op. 8 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza branch, no kids under 6 admitted.

5/12, 7 PM 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin: Chris Fuller playing biting, lyrical Americana, blues and gypsy-flavored songs.

5/13, 7 PM tsimbl (klezmer dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky and violinist Jake Shulman-Ment play rare folk tunes from across the Jewish diaspora at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $15.

5/12, 7 PM Ensemble 212 play Beethoven’s Egmont Overture plus a New York premiere by Mohammed Fairouz and works by Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn and Daniel Felsenfeld at Merkin Concert Hall, $25/$10 stud.

5/12, 8:30 PM Uruguayan-American pianist Polly Ferman and Moroccan-born guitarist/singer Gerard Edery blend Sephardic and tango styles at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

5/13, 8 PM the Gil Evans Orchestra, led by Miles Evans at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

5/14, 7 PM the Ben Holmes Quartet at Barbes playing tuneful Balkan jazz with guest Marcus Rojas on tuba for some extra low end at Barbes

5/14, 7:30 PM eclectic, often gorgeously cinematic jazz with Bryan & the Aardvarks feat. Chris Dingman on vibraphone at Subculture, 45 Bleecker St

5/14, 7:30 PM Talea Ensemble performs chamber music by Austrian composer Beat Furrer at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free

5/14-19, 8:30/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon – whose new Live in Puerto Rico quartet album absolutely kicks ass – leads a quartet with Luis Perdomo on piano at the Village Vanguard, $25 plus 1 drink min.

5/14, 9 PM intense blues/gospel/Indian/trance-jazz band Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence play the album release show for their haunting debut cd at Drom

5/15 evil noir Austin psychedelic bluesrockers the Sideshow Tragedy play upstairs at Bowery Electric; 5/17 they’re at Zirzamin with Dimestore Dance Band.

5/15, 8 PM Tunisian Middle Eastern jazz chanteuse Ghalia Benali at at the Alliance Francaise, 55 E 59th St, $25. The Alliance is offering a tempting twofer package: tix for this show and Emel Mathlouthi’s concert on 5/22 for $35

5/16, 7:30/9:30 PM guitarist/conductor Greg Tate and pianist Marc Cary’s The Upper Anacostia–Lower Gold Coast Symphonic plays a tribute to DC go-go music at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

5/16-18, 8 PM Chick Corea with the JALC Orchestra playing a career retrospective at the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, $30 seats avail. but going fast, reserve now.

5/17, 5 PM Cadillac Moon Ensemble play new works from composer collective Circles and Lines – Eric Lemmon, Dylan Glatthorn, Angélica Negrón, Conrad Winslow, Noam Faingold.- at Tenri Cultural Center, 43A W 13th St., $15/$10 stud, performer/composer Q&A to follow concert

5/17, 8 PM opening night of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival featuring the Jack Quartet performing new work by Lewis Nielsen plus a New York-centric multimedia  piece for piano, cello and video by Michael Brown and Nick Canellakis and a-cappella group M6 performing early Meredith Monk compositions at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35.

5/16, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble and Third Coast Percussion perform works by Mexican composer Julio Estrada at the Miller Theatre, $25 adv tix avail.

5/16, 9ish the Brooklyn What – powerful, anthemic, fearless and funny punk/soul rockers who represent smart native-born Brooklyn better than any other band – open for oldtimey jugband legend Peter Stampfel’s album release show at Shea Stadium

5/17, 9ish cutting-edge, majestic, fun roots reggae band SOJA (f.k.a. Souljahs of Jah Army) at Webster Hall, $25.30 adv tix avail at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

5/17 dark intense Americana chanteuse Shannon McNally plays from her new album of songs by the late New Orleans blues legend Bobby Charles at Joe’s Pub

5/17 S t. Croix roots reggae stars Midnite play at midnight at B.B. King’s, $30 adv tix rec.

5/18, 3 PM clarinetist Thomas Piercy, pianist Mika Tanaka and shakuhachi player Elizabeth Brown perform new works by Japanese composers inspired by NYC, and by NYC composers inspired by Japan, at the Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St, Long Island City, $20. The program repeats on 6/2 at 3 PM at Spectrum

5/18, 3 PM indie classical group Cadillac Moon Ensemble outdoors on the High Line between 10th/11th Aves.

5/18 Tempus Continuum Ensemble plays new works by up-and-coming composers Alex Burtzos, Anne Goldberg and Kevin Baldwin at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea.

5/18, 8 PM the second night of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival explores the Orpheus myth with music by Monteverdi and Birtwistle’s Orpheus Elegies for harp, oboe and voice. The lineup includes harpist Bridget Kibbey, oboist James Austin Smith and other performers TBA at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35.

5/18, 9:30 PM pianist/chanteuse Mary Lorson & the Soubrettes play edgy, witty oldtime-flavored songs from their excellent new album Burn Baby Burn at Zirzamin

5/19, 4 PM the final installment of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival features flutist Claire Chase and percussionist Svet Stoyanov playing works by Balter and Xenakis; composer/toy pianist Phyllis Chen teaming with chamber-pop group Cuddle Magic for pieces from their new collaboration, plus new works premiered by string quintet Sybarite5 and the Momenta Quartet at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35.

5/19, 7 PM after the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin: brilliant powerpop/psychedelic guitarist Pete Galub (of the Universal Thump and Amy Allison’s band) playing songs from his excellent new album Candy Tears.

5/20, 7:30 PM horn & piano duo Radovan Vlatkovic & Ieva Jokubaviciute play rare repertoire for the instruments at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

5/21-22, 7:30/9:30 PM daredevil tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger plays the album release show for his new one Haymaker at the Jazz Standard with guitarist Ben Monder, bassist Matt Pavolka, and drummer Colin Stranahan, plus special guest vocalist Alison Wedding.

5/21, 8 PM eclectic original klezmer/jazz/jamband Metropolitan Klezmer at the Steven Wise Feee Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

5/22, 8 PM 5/15, 8 PM Tunisian art-rock singer/provocatrice/freedom fighter Emel Mathlouthi at at the Alliance Francaise, 55 E 59th St, $25. Tix are also available as a twofer package with the Ghalia Benali show on 5/15 for $35

5/22, 10 PM the Bebe Buell Band -whose powerpop tunefulness transcends any starfucker associations you might have in mind at the Cutting Room, $10 adv tix rec

5/23, 7:30 PM intense gypsy band A Hawk & a Hacksaw (ex-Neutral Milk Hotel) play their new album You Have Already Gone to Another World all the way through to accompany Russian filmmaker Sergey Paradjanov’s 1964 film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must, this will sell out fast.

5/24, 7 PM A Conspiracy of Beards – the mighty 30-member male choir singing Leonard Cohen songs at Drom, $10 gen adm., doors at 6, this wil probably sell out. They’re at the Highline at 1 (one) PM on 5/26 for five dollars more.

5/24, 9:30 PM gypsy rockers Banda Magda at Joe’s Pub, $18.

5/26, 7 PM Phil Shoenfelt and Pavel Cingl from popular Czech gothic rockers Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross, making their NYC debut at Zirzamin.

5/26 8 PM a killer oldtime Americana triplebill at the big room at the Rockwood with oldschool blues/ragtime virtuoso Blind Boy Paxton, bluegrass hellraisers Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys and raucous, kick-ass oldtime string band Spuyten Duyvil, $10

5/30, 7:30 hilarious alt-country and garage rock with Jesse Bates & Los Dudes, early postpunk legends Certain General, and perennially vital CBGB-era psychedelic punks Band of Outsiders at the Parkside, free

5/30, 9 PM Doctor Krapula – sort of a smartly lyrical, anthemic, politically aware Colombian ska-punk update on Midnight Oil – at Drom, $28 gen adm, adv tix very highly rec., this will sell out.

5/30, 9 PM Lee Scratch Perry, the Congos and a bunch of dub acts, more or less live at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix a must, this will sell out

5/30 the Fleshtones, Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman and Handsome Dick Manitoba at Bowery Electric.

5/31, 8 PM merengue band Kompalsa followed by St. Vincent’s Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble playing garifuna tunes from the West Indies at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

5/31, 9 PM the Dandy Warhols at Terminal 5, $30 adv tix avail.

6/1, 8 PM composer Nate Festinger’s dark neoromantic stage play A Concert Drama (with piano, clarinet and string quintet) at West End Presbyterian Church, 165 W 105th St, $15

6/7, 8 PM tuneful, pensive alt-country duets with Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

6/8 John Zorn, Bill Laswell and Milford Graves reprise a trio show at le Poisson Rouge that they played when the club first opened,

6/11, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival – 5th Ave. closed off to traffic, free admission at El Museo del Barrio; the Museum of the City of New York; the Jewish Museum; the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Neue Galerie New York; New York/German Cultural Center; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

6/12 wild mostly remale klezmer jamband Isle of Klezbos at El Sol Brillante Garden on the Lower East: (rain location JCC Manhattan); 6/26 they’re at Spectrum

7/6 the Byzan-tones play wild psychedelic Greek surf music at Otto’s.

8/9-18 the Bard Summerscape Music Festival spotlights Stravinsky and his world upstate in Annandale: roundtrip shuttle bus available from NYC. Too many shows to list, the entire calendar is here.

Live Music in New York City in March and April 2013

Daily updates, and a new calendar for April and May coming 4/1, no joke. You might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

Oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin gets a lot of gigs.  He’s at Terra Blues on 3/3, 3/22 and 3/26 at 7 and at Lucille’s on 3/29 at 8.

Eclectic oldtime blues multi-instrumentalist powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton has several March dates at Terra Blues coming up: 3/6, 3/11, 3/25, 3/28 and 3/31 at 7 PM.

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

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

Mondays in March at Zirzamin starting around 9, savage, macabre,cinematic noir jazz band Beninghove’s Hangmen play their weekly residency. If you’re lucky they’ll move their mayhem into the front room where even the traffic outside can hear it.

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.

Mondays in March, 8/9:30 PM klezmer/jazz trumpet legend Frank London’s Shekhinah Big Band plays the Stone. A wild intense cast of downtown luminaries play dark jubilant stuff in minor keys, early arrival highly advised. Check out this lineup: Greg Wall, Marty Ehrlich, Matt Darriau, Zach Mayer, Paul Shapiro, Doug Wieselman, Jessica Lurie (saxophones) Justin Mullens, Steven Gluzband, Ronald Horton, Pam Fleming, Rob Henke (trumpets) Curtis Hasselbring, Jacob Garchik, Matt Haviland, Brian Drye (trombones) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Anthony Coleman (piano) Uri Sharlin (accordion) Brian Glassman (bass) Roberto Rodriguez (drums) Renato Thoms (percussion).

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

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

Also Mondays in March Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11:30 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party til past three in the morning. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota on trombone, with frequent special guests. Vince also makes a rare West Village appearance at 55 Bar on 11/2 at 10.

The second and fourth Tuesday of the month there are free organ concerts featuring a global mix of first-rate talent at Central Synagogue, Lexington Ave. at 55th St., free

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

Tuesdays at around 10 Julia Haltigan and her band play 11th St. Bar. A torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is. Why she isn’t as popular as, say, Neko Case, is a mystery.

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

Three Wednesdays in April (not March), 4/3, 4/10 and 4/24 at 8 PM, and also 4/19 at 10 PM jangly, smart rock/powerpop songwriter Rob Teter (formerly of gypsy rockers the Belleville Outfit) at Zirzamin

Wednesdays in March, 8:30/10:30 PM guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg – Dr. Lonnie Smith’s main man, who’s got a killer new solo guitar album out – leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, $12

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

Wednesdays in March, 10 PM Matt Bauder and Hearing Things with Dave Smith on trombone: a “new Ethiogyptian surf soul band” at Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint.

Thursdays in March, 10 PM fearlessly political latin/gypsy metal cumbia band Outernational at Arlene’s, $5 ($8 for the first show of the month). One of NYC’s best bands, with a new ep out – they’re amazing live. If you wish you could afford Gogol Bordello tix, these guys are just as intense.

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

Thursdays in May (that’s May, not March) this era’s greatest and funnest Peruvian style psychedelic cumbia/surf band, Chicha Libre plays Nublu, probably late, midnight-ish

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

Friday evenings at various times (check the site for the weekly schedule) fearless avant cellist/impresario Valerie Kuehne’s Super Coda – a global mix of strange and sometimes amazing sounds, from the way-out to the way-in, drawing on a vast, global talent base – happens at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., 2nd floor.

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

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

Saturdays 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 1 PM-ish, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play a brunch show at Southern Hospitality 645, 9th Ave at 45th St.

Weekly Sunday organ concerts continue (with holidays excepted) at St. Thomas Church, 53rd/5th Ave. at 5:15 PM, an international parade of A-list organists looking to give the mighty 1913 Skinner organ here a sendoff before it’s replaced.

Every Sunday at 5 PM, New York Music Daily present the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin (in the old Zinc Bar space on Houston at LaGuardia, downstairs).  An A-list of New York songwriters and instrumentalists work up new material and cross-pollinate in a comfortable, musician-friendly space. There’s no cover, and at the end of the salon, there’s a 45-minute set by a rotating cast of topnotch New York and international songwriters and composers. A special doublebill on 3/3 starts at 6 with haunting a-cappella Balkan vocal trio Black Sea Hotel followed by the always dangerous Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons playing her Canadian gothic rock. 3/10 we’ve got inscrutably intense, eclectic Americana rock siren Raquel Bell from Mesiko and Normal Love; 3/17 cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost plays her lush, poignant, richly tuneful chamber pop and art-rock; 3/24 cosmopolitan country siren Drina Seay and her brilliant band; 3/31 diverse, wry Americana songwriter and lead guitarist to the stars of the underground  Homeboy Steve Antonakos; 4/7 Charming Disaster featuring dark chamber pop maven Jeff Morris (from Kotorino) with Elia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette; 4/14 powerhouse soul/indie rock songwriter Katie Elevitch; 4/21 elegant, smart country-pop songwriter Sharon Goldman; 4/28 sharply lyrical, theatrical, intense, literate acoustic rocker Walter Ego and more TBA.

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

Sundays in March , 8/11 PM the ferocious, intense Arturo O’Farrill Latin Jazz Orchestra plays Birdland, $30 seats avail.

Sundays 3/3 through 3/24, 8:30/10 PM purist guitarist Peter Mazza – who gets the thumbs up from bop-era legend Gene Bertoncini – leads a series of groups at the Bar Next Door.

Three Sundays in March, 3/10, 17 and 24, 9 PM a rare US residency at Barbes by French gypsy jazz guitar star Gael Rouillhac, whose repertoire also includes Monk and Messiaen

3/1, 5:30 PM intense, smart, purist Americana chanteuse Jan Bell at the American Folk Art Museum.

3/1, 7 PM the Greene Space’s non-exploitative battle of the bands continues with the Queens contingent: it’s probably going to come down to a duel between cosmopolitan siren Nicole Zuraitis and energetic acoustic Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho , $15 incl. a glass of wine, $30 will get you open bar?!?

3/1, 7 PM torchy, eclectic North Carolina country chanteuse Jeanne Jolly and her band at the big room at the Rockwood. She sounds a little like Mary Lee Kortes.

3/1, 7 PM the Sad Bastards – Mo and Charlene from Spanking Charlene singing dark, sad songs by their Americana rock friends – at Zirzamin.

3/1, 7:30 PM Musica Mundana play an eclectic mix of nuevo tango classics at Drom, $10 tix avail.

3/1, 7:30 PM the MSM Jazz Orchestra with special guest Dave Liebman on alto sax play Miles Davis’ Miles Ahead in its entirety at Milowsky Hall at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave. uptown, $12/$7 stud/srs.

3/1, 8 PM high-energy 8-piece jug band Spuyten Duyvil at the Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr (the BMCC auditorium on Chambers west of West Broadway), $15

3/1, 8 PM eclectic Argentine bassist Pedro Giraudo leads his sextet at Barbes followed at 10 by slinky, moody, ethereally harmony-driven oldschool pan-Latin rockers Las Rubias Del Norte at Barbes.

3/1, 8 PM and continuing Don Cristóbal, Billy-Club Man: A Lorca-inspired musical puppet play with music from violinist extraordinaire Rima Fand with Avi Fox-Rosen, Quince Marcum, Kyle Sanna at the Abrons Arts Ctr on the LES. Don Cristobal is the Spanish equivalent of Punch (as in Punch and Judy) – this devious avant puppet show explores his subtler side. Additional performances are 3/2 at 3 and 8 PM and  3/3 at 5 PM, $20.

3/1, 8 PM a good drummerless doublebill: the Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet with the Uptown Brass Quintet at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave at Lincoln Pl. (equivalent of DeGraw St), Park Slope

3/1, 8 PM a great party quadruplebill at Spike Hill: ska bands Bigger Thomas and the Rudie Crew open and close the night, respectively, with the heavy funk of Funkface and then the psychedelic MK Groove Orchestra in between, only $5.

3/1, 8 PM horn-fueled country jamband Yarn at Highline Ballroom, $12 adv tix rec.

3/1, 8 PM Mariel Roberts plays solo cello followed by bassist Lisa Dowling’s Concert Black and then Duo Orfeo with Joseph Ricker and Jamie Balmer at the Firehouse Space in Williamsburg

3/1, 9ish ferocoius, often hilarious oldtime blues/ragtime/punk rock powerhouse Molly Ruth at Brookyn Rod & Gun Club.

3/1, 9/10:30 PM bassist Petros Klampanis’ Contextual spans the best of Middle Eastern, classical and jazz with Lefteris Kordis, piano; John Hadfield, percussion; Maria Im, violin; Maria Manousaki, violin; Ljova Zhurbin, viola; Julia MacLaine, cello; Mavrothi Kontanis, oud; Hadar Noiberg,, flute at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/1, 9ish quirky, dark 90s indie legends (can an indie band be legendary?) the Eels at Webster Hall, $36.50 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc

3/1, 9 PM powerpop bandleader Mikal Evans plays the small room at the Rockwood.

3/1, 10 PM female-fronted garage punk gypsy music with Koshka at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

3/1, 10 PM hilaroius, satirical Brooklyn stoner boogie rockers Mighty High at Hank’s

3/1, 10 PM eclectic, pensive, intense female-fronted Americana band the Sometime Boys at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

3/1, 10 PM Haley Bowery & the Manimals manhandle Blondie’s Parallell Lines all the way through at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $8, should be a drunken good new wave time.

3/1, 10 PM wry country songsmith Alex Battles followed by the Four O’Clock Flowers with brilliant oldtimey blues guitarist Ernie Vega and Samoa Wilson from the Lonely Samoans at the Jalopy, $10. Battles is also at Hank’s on 3/13 at 9.

3/1, 10 PM Aima Moses plays roots reggae at Shrine.

3/1, 10:30 PM the Four O’Clock Flowers play blues, gospel, old folk tunes and more at the Postcrypt Coffeehouse.

3/2, 4:30 PM intense Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall

3/2, 6 PM edgy literate Tom Waits-ish alt-country rockers Fist of Kindness followed by the video release show by Bollywood chanteuse Nishi at Drom, $10 adv tix rec; followed at 9:30 PM by ferocious violin-driven klezmer circus punks Golem at Drom, separate admission, $10

3/2, 6 PM violinist Tom Swafford with pianist Emile Blondel playing antique Americana and folk songs at Barbes followed at 8 by gypsy jazz guitarist Koran Agan and then at 10 by high-voltage Mexican polka crew Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos.

3/2, 7 PM International Contemporary Ensemble (aka ICE) plays new works for percussion, tuba and trumpet by Martin Hiendl and Monica Duncan at the Kitchen, $15

3/2, 7:30 PM chamber-pop songwriter Matt Siffert plays with a string quartet. Don’t let the gentle voice fool you, he’s got bite and the arrangements are gorgeous. Similarly-inclined chanteuse Sasha Siem plays afterward.

3/2 ,7:30 PM popular Irish chamber-pop crooner Pierce Turner at Joe’s Pub, $23.

3/2, 7:30 PM fiery tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino’s No Net Nonet at Smalls

3/2, 8 PM intense, politically fueled, brilliant Americana rocker James McMurtry at City Winery, $25 standing room avail.

3/2 8 PM Jessica Pavone’s edgy third-stream indie classical/jazz/rock project Normal Love with Raquel Bell on vocals at the Stone

3/2, 8 PM Single Red Cent– who mix sharp, socially aware punk with a more atonal Gang of Four/Neighborhoods vibe – at Matchless, $10.

3/2, 8 PM, repeating 3/3 at 2 (two) PM, Mark Peskanov, violin; Evan Drachman, cello; Doris Stevenson, piano play Beethoven Sonata for violin and piano No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23; Schumann Fantasy Pieces for cello and piano, Op. 7; Kreisler Selections; Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

3/2, 8:30/11 PM powerhouse percussionist Dende and band play the album release show for his new one Back to Bahia at SOB’s, email to get on the $10 list

3/2, 9 PM the original NYC metrobilly band, M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10. These guys (and girls) totally get it: “As machine-made, mistake-free music becomes the norm, the M Shanghai String Band creates music the way it used to be: heartfelt performances on the human scale, recorded live with a sense of dangerous abandon.” Amen.

3/2, 9 PM intense Argentinian neoromantic/tango/indie classical pianist Fernando Otero and chamber ensemble play the album release show for his haunting, lush new one Romance at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

3/2, 9 PM Kotorino’s Jeff Morris and Sweet Soubrette’s Elia Bisker’s twistedly torchy noir cabaret project Charming Disaster at Pete’s

3/2, 9 PM entertaining ghoulabilly/noir Americana rockers the Cannibal Ramblers at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

3/2, 9 PM the Delorean Sisters– who play oldtimey versions of 80s cheeseball pop songs – at Sidewalk

3/2, 9/10:30 PM pianist Luis Perdomo leads an intriguing quartet with Miguel Zenon on alto sax, Mimi Jones on bass and Rodney Green on drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

3/2, 9/10:30 PM  bop alto sax legend Dave Liebman works out some new stuff with an enticing band: Matt Vashlishan, saxophones;  Bobby Avey, piano;  Tony Marino, bass;  Alex Ritz, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 + $10 min.

3/2, 9:30 PM Nick Cave-influenced Nashville gothic/noir cabaret crooner Henry Wagons and band at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec

3/2, 9:30 PM torchy Iranian noir chanteuse Rana Farhan – whose interpretations of Rumi poems are legendary – at Caffe Vivaldi

3/2 delightfully retro 60s psychedelic/chamber pop songwriter Jacco Gardner at Death by Audio.

3/2, 10 PM psychedelic funk band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec.

3/2, 10ish Big Star-influenced janglerockers the Nu-Sonics followed by third-wave ska legends the Scofflaws at Freddy’s

3/2, 10 PM what’s left of the Skatalites at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

3/2, 10 PM elegant country bandleader Megan Palmer at 68 Jay St. Bar

3/2, 11 PM CBGB era psychedelic punk legends Band of Outsiders celebrate the release of their new live 7″ single Gods of Happenstance b/w Shakin’ All Over at the Ding Dong Lounge, 105th/Columbus on the upper west. The night these were recorded on the LES last year was a good one and both songs kick ass.

3/2, 11 PM House of Waters plays psychedelic worldbeat dulcimer music at the small room at the Rockwood

3/3, 4 PM charismatic Chinese pipa virtuoso/composer/singer Min Xiao-Fen‘s Blue Pipa Trio at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free.

3/3, 4-11 PM the annual New Music Bake Sale at Roulette with performances by a whole slew of indie classical/avant garde luminaries: Timo AndresIktus Percussion, West Fourth New Music Collective, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Ensemble et al., ICE flutist Claire Chase, Newspeak chanteuse Mellissa Hughes, Guardian Alien and ZS, plus food, $10 cover includes a raffle ticket!

3/3, 4 (four) PM oldschool soul belter Nisha Asnani at at the small room at the Rockwood

3/3, 6 PM a briliant doublebill at Zirzamin with haunting, otherworldly Balkan a-cappella trio Black Sea Hotel – who create their own arrangements of centuries-old Bulgarian folk songs – followed by Canadian gothic songstress Lorraine Leckie at 7.

3/3, 6 PM pianist William Sussman performs selections from Quiet Rhythms, his album of miniatures plus a live to picture performance of the film Native New Yorker – shot with a 1924 Kodak camera before, during and after 9/11 – with multi-wind instrumentalist Demetrius Spaneas at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

3/3, 7 PM tromboniost Ryan Keberle & Catharsis at Barbes followed at 9 by gypsy guitar sensation Stephane Wrembel .

3/3, 8 PM multi-reedman Steven Lugerner with the always scary-good Myra Melford (piano) Stephanie Richards (trumpet) Matt Wilson (drums) at the Stone, $10

3/3, 8:30 PM third-stream pianist Julian Shore and his quartet at Caffe Vivaldi

3/3, 9ish the Bakersfield Breakers play surf and twangy rock instrumentals at Rodeo Bar

3/3, 9 PM Annabella Lwin’s legendary 80s new wave band Bow Wow Wow at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $20, no joke.

3/3, 9:30 PM oldtimey music maven Bliss Blood’s torchy noir duo project Evanescent at Pete’s

3/3, 10 PM the Moonlighters’ Bliss Blood’s creepy, torchy noir duo Evanescent at Pete’s. 3/8 at 8 they’re at Indian Road Cafe, 600 W 218th St in Inwood.

3/3, 11:30ish creepy, Cramps-y retro garage rockers X-Ray Eyeballs at Glasslands, $10

3/4, 8:30/10:30 PM Deanna Witkowski on vocals and keys with Marco Panascia on bass and Scott Latsky on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

3/4, 8 PM guitarist Matt Davis’ Aerial Photograph chamber jazz project at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free

3/4, 11ish intriguing dreampop/shoegaze band Ice Cream at Death by Audio, $7

3/5, 7 PM pensive, dark Americana/country blues songwriter Jeffrey Foucault followed by Peter Mulvey – whose new album sandwiches Ellington between Waits and Jolie Holland’s Old Time Morphine – at the big room at the Rockwood, $15

3/5, 7 PM the Enso String Quartet play a program TBA at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party

3/5-6, 7:30/9:30 PM longtime Buddy Montgomery collaborator and bandleader/drummer Killer Ray Appleton leads a hot postbop crew: Brian Lynch, trumpet; Peter Bernstein, guitar; Ian Hendrickson-Smith, alto sax; Todd Herbert, tenor sax; Rick Germanson, piano; Robert Sabin, bass; Little Johnny Rivero, congas at the Jazz Standard

3/5-6, 7:30/9:30 PM artsy, torchy jazz/oldtimey songbird/saxophonist Grace Kelly leads a quintet at Dizzy’s Club, $30 tix avail.

3/5, 7:30 PM klezmer jazz improv supergroup Leviticus: Michael Winograd, Daniel Blacksberg, Todd Nuefeld, Tyshawn Sorey at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15

3/5, 8:30 PM saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, plays the album release show for her new one with a killer band: Mary Halvorson, guitar; Kris Davis:, piano; Sean Conly, bass; Tom Rainey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

3/5, 8:30/10:30 PM Bria Skonberg on trumpet with Matt Munisteri on guitar and Sean Cronin on bass at the Bar Next Door, $12

3/6, 7 PM pyrotechnic, charismatic, amusing avant pianist Kathleen Supove performs works by Brooklyn contemporary composers Randall Woolf, Matt Marks, Missy Mazzoli and Lainie Fefferman at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

3/6 9ish wry inspired microtonally-infused improvisation with Giacomo Merega and his band: Noah Kaplan, saxophones; Brian Drye, trombone; Mike Pride, drums at Korzo, $10

3/6, 9:30 PM torchy, dynamic retro soul/country/southwestern gothic chanteuse Julia Haltigan, at the big room at the Rockwood

3/6, 9:30 PM rustic oldtime upbeat swing/country blues bandleader Woody Pines at Hill Country, free. 3/15 he’s at the Rodeo at around 10:30.

3/6., 10 PM intense, torchy but rocking noir art-rock songwriter Daphne Lee Martin at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

3/6, 10 PM quirky, carnivalesque steampunk rock band Not Waving but Drowning at Pete’s

3/6, 10 PM the Cookers’ trumpeter David Weiss with his Point of Departure quintet at Drom, $15

3/7, 6 PM viola music by notable New York women composers, including Ursula Mamlok, Ruth Schoenthal, Marion Bauer, Rebecca Clarke, and Inessa Zaretsky played by Ann Roggen, viola; Nelson Padgett, piano; and guest artist Jo Ann Sternnerg, clarinet at the NYPL for the Performing Arts, Amsterdam Ave betw 65/66

3/7, 7:30 PM popular Irish rockers Lunasa at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, get there early.

3/7-10, 7:30/9:30 PM drummer Antonio Sanchez leads a dynamite group with David Binney – alto; Donny McCaslin – tenor; John Escreet – piano; Orlando le Fleming – b ass;Thana Alexa – Vocals at the Jazz Standard.

3/7, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez plays a birthday show at Barbes at 8 followed at 10 by the No Small Money Brass Band playing Ghanian Ewe dance music.

3/7, 8 PM French chanteuse and Pascal Parisot collaborator Fredda at Shrine – she’s at Barbes the following night 3/8, same time and then at Drom on 3/9 at 7 opening for desert blues sensations Terakaft for $15.

3/7, 8 PM pensive Americana songwriter Donna Susan at Otto’s. Raised on punk, inspired by country, more honest and haunting than any of the newbies recently relocated to Bushwick.

3/7, 8:30 PM melodic, sometimes cinematic trombonist John Yao and his quintet with Jon Irabagon, alto, soprano saxophone; Randy Ingram, piano; Leon Boykins, bass; Will Clark, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink Followed at 10 (separate adm) by bassist William Brendler leading a first-class band with Rich Perry, tenor sax; Peter Evans, trumpet; Peter Brendler, bass, comp.; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums, same deal

3/7, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

3/7, 9 PM Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band play bustling, sometimes snidely amusing oldtimey-style swing and gypsy jazz at Radegast Hall.

3/7, 9/10:30 PM accordionist Gregorio Uribe’s Big Band at Zinc Bar

3/7, 11 PM haunting, intense Nashville gothic chanteuse Kerry Kennedy and band at Fontana’s, $7.

3/7, 111ish raucous Balkan horn band Bad Credit No Credit at the Cameo Gallery, $10.

3/8, 7 PM Argentinian surf/cumbia act Simja followed at 8 by French chanteuse Fredda and then at 10 by psychedelic funk band the People’s Champs at Barbes.

3/8, 7 PM bewitching, haunting all-female Balkan a-cappella trio Black Sea Hotel at Spectrum on Ludlow St.

3/8, 7 PM jazz chanteuse Alicia Olatuja – oh say can you see at Obama’s inauguration…- with Jaleel Shaw on saxophone, Samora Pinderhughes on piano, David Rosenthal on guitar and Otis Brown III on drums at Joe’s Pub. She’s also here on 3/22, $12 adv tix a must.

3/8, 7:30 PM the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra with pianist Hiromi Hanafusa play works by Ravel, Weill, Nishamura, Galante and the premiere of Gary S. Fagin’s Suite from Mahagonny at the Schimmel Center at Pace Univ., 3 Spruce St. downtown, $35.

3/8, 8 PM intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes open the Armory Night art show at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Bedford Ave. at Broadway, J/M to Marcy Ave.

3/8, 8 PM Ensemble mise-en (whose name in Korean equates to “decorating beautifully”) play NY and world premieres including  Isang Yun: Distanzen for wind quintet and string quintet (NY premiere)Hans Abrahamsen: Walden for wind quintet; Karen Power: cold or hot bean slurper for chamber orchestra (world premiere); Eric Lyon: Noise Variations for chamber orchestra (world premiere) EunHye Park: The Morning Star for flute solo (US premiere) at the Tenri Cultural Ctr.,43A W 13th St, $15/$10srs./$5 stud.

3/8, 9 PM soaring, intense original Americana with Jan Bell & the Maybelles at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

3/8, 9ish Irish drinking music with Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s.

3/8, 9ish Marc Ribot bassist Shahzad Ismaily, violinist Jessica Pavone, hazy psychedelic Americana rockers Mesiko and others at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park, $10.

3/8, 9/10:30 PM John McNeil and Jeremy Udden’s tuneful, Americana-inflected Hush Money – John McNeil, trumpet; Jeremy Udden, alto, c melody sax; Aryeh Kobrinski, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/8, 9:30 PM rustic Americana and darkly torchy punk/jazz-inspired songwriting with Ian Link and Cal Folger Day at the Postcrypt Coffeehouse.

3/8, 10 PM deviously charismatic, eclectic gypsy punk band Kagero at the Way Station in Ft. Greene. They’re at Radegast Hall the following afternoon at 3 – yikes

3/8, 10 PM impassioned yet wickedly subtle, politically conscious oldschool-style soul crooner Preachermann & the Revival – best known for his 2007 album Negroes Stay Crunchy in Milk – at Shrine. Sort of the missing link between late-period Marvin Gaye and Gil Scott-Heron.

3/8, 10:30 PM wild bluegrass trio Big Eyed Rabbit at the Jalopy, $10.

3/8, 11 PM Boston’s phenomenal, creepy horror surf crew Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion at Public Assembly, $8.

3/9, 2 (two) PM pyrotechnic ragtime/stride pianist-songwriter Jack Spann followed by sharp, satirical, catchy, sardonically funny powerpop Beatlesque/Costelloesque songwriter Walter Ego at the National Undergound

3/9, 4 PM an eclectic early-evening triplebill at Pete’s: psychedelic/powerpop guitar maven Pete Galub followed at 5 by veteran indie bandleader/curmudgeon Franklin Bruno and then at 6 by haunting jazz/atmospheric pianist Matt Kanelos at Pete’s

3/9, 7 PM eclectic Persian oud virtuoso Naseer Shamma and Al-Oyoun Ensemble preceded by the premiere of a new work performend by the brilliant NYC-based Alwan Ensemble at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Rogers Auditorium, $25. If you can’t make it to the show, it will be simulcast live here.

3/9, 7 PM Fremch chanteuse Fredda opens for desert blues sensations Terakaft – making their US debut – at Drom, $15 adv tix highly rec, door price is the same but this will probably sell out. The spectacular, funky, electric NY Gypsy All-Stars play for free afterward around 11, rsvp reqd

3/9, 7 PM up-and-coming baroque/early music ensemble Grand Harmonie plays Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz; Mozart: Divertimento in D, K131 and Symphonie Concertante for Four Winds, K297b; Schubert, Symphony no.8 “Unfinished” at Abigail Adams Auditroium, 417 E 61st St. (1st/York), $35/$20 std/srs

3/9, 8 PM theatrical Persian Jewish rock act Charming Hostess followed at 10ish by the increasingly dark, southwestern gothic-influenced Jack Grace Band at Barbes. Grace is also at the Ear Inn on 3/11 at midnight and at Rodeo Bar on 3/14 at 10:30ish.

3/9, 8 PM choral group Cantori New York plus violist Nadia Sirota, baritone David Kravitz, English horn player Setsuko Otake, alto flutist Karla Moe play premieres and works by Lisa Bielawa, Mohammed Fairouz, Shawn Crouch and Piotr Moss at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St, , repeating 3/10 at 3 PM at Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Ave, $25/$20 srs/$5 stud.

3/10, 8:30 PM trippy sax loop music with Johnny Butler at Pete’s

3/9, 9 PM Peruvian chicha (amazing psychedelic surf rock) revivalists Bareto at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen, $25 adv tix rec.

3/9, 9 PM dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

3/9, 9 PM wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties at Hank’s. 3/25 they’re at Rodeo Bar

3/9, 9 PM eerie microtonal blues with Jane Lee Hooker at Arlene’s. They’re also at Shrine on 3/13 at 9 for free

3/9, 9:30ish dark metal cumbia/gypsy-punk dancefloor pandemonium with Escarioka at Mehanata.

3/9, 9:30 PM wickedly fun Staten Island oldtimey party band the Wahoo Skiffle Crazies at Union Hall, $8.

3/9., 9:30 PM sitarist Dawoud plays his hypnotic, enveloping ambient soundscapes at BAM Cafe, free.

3/9, 9:30 PM dark 80s style keyboardist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

3/9, 10:30 PM mini-sets by the John Sharples Band playing obscure brilliant covers, literate janglerock siren Paula Carino and crazy Beefheart cover band Admiral Porkbrain at Freddy’s.

3/9, 11ish moody, hypnotically jangly, female-fronted dreampop rockers Butter the Children at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge in Bushwick.

3/9, 11 PM Royal Khaoz play roots reggae at Otto’s

3/10, 2 (two) PM the Apollo Trio play Mozart Piano Trio in G Major, K. 564; Rachmaninoff Trio elégiaque in G minor; Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major, D. 929 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

3/10, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra with Pierre Vallet, guest conductor and David Heiss, cello play an all-Tchaikovsky program: the Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Variations on a Rococo Theme and the Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique” at the Old Stuyvesant Campus, 345 E 15th St (between 1st/2nd Aves), $15 sugg don.

3/10, 3 PM Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic with Vadim Repin, violin performing Shostakovich/s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

3/10, 4 PM the Chiara Quartet and pianist Simone Dinnerstein perform Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, Henri Dutilleux’s String Quartet ‘Ainsi La Nuit’ and Dvorák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Majorl children under the age of 6 will not be admitted, .at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

3/10, 4 PM a choral performance of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vespers at First Presbyterian Church, 12th St/5th Ave.

3/10, 7 PM dark Americana/noir/punk chanteuse Raquel Bell – of  late great art-rockers Norden Bombsight, now with Normal Love and Mesiko – at Zirzamin after the Sunday Salon.

3/10, 7 PM a homage to Turkish folk/classical music legend I.lhan Mimaroglu featuring Aysegül Durakoglu, Ilhan Ersahin, I.smail Lumanovski and special guests at Drom , free w/rsvp.

3/10, 8:30 PM guitarist Gerard Edery interprets the poetry and music of Argentinian folk music hero Atahualpa Yupanqui at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

3/11, 7 PM the NYU Chamber Ensembles play Philip Glass, Iannis Xenakis and others at the NYU Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th St, free Philip Glass cd to all audience members

3/11, 7:30/9:30 PM luminous, lyrical pianist Amina Figarova and her lush sextet at Dizzy’s Club, $30 seats avail.

3/11, 7:30 PM a 3/11 memorial concert violinist Erika Mitsui performing classical works on a violin made from tsunami debris plus the U.S. premiere of pianist and visual artist Tomoko Mukaiyama’s Nocturne; “samples of a children’s choir from the area of the tsunami singing school songs are threaded throughout, and the entire piece unfolds against striking video images captured from the devastated region.” Mukaiyama also plays works by Rzewski, Sciarrino, Ligeti, Somei Satoh, at the Japan Society, 333 E 47th St between 1st and 2nd Aves, $20.

3/11, 7:30 PM saxophonist Christoph Pepe Auer leads a trio with accordionist Christian Bakanic and pianist Tigran Himayasan playing originals inspired by Schubert at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

3/11, 8 PM oldschool soul/funk band Empire Beats fronted by sultry chanteuse Camille Atkinson at the Parkside. They’re also here on 3/25.

3/11, 8 PM excellent, dark lo-fi blues duo A Brief View of the Hudson at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

3/11, 9ish klezmer group Psoy Korolenko followed by deviously smart, intensely tuneful contemporary klezmer rockers Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird at the Gramercy Theatre, $29 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

3/11, 9 PM the 17-piece Neal Kirkwood Big Band playing theatrical, Ellington-inspired originals at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free.

3/11, 9ish M Shanghai banjoist/songwriter Hilary Hawke & the Flipsides at St. Mazie’s (the old Rose Bar) in Williamsburg

3/11, 9ish the Wilson Daniel Band backing oldschool bachata legends Edilio Paredes and Leonardo Paniagua plus Andre Veloz at SOB’s, $12

3/12, half past noon Nashville organist Anthony Williams at Central Synagogue, 54th/Lex, free.

3/12, 5:30 PM Ensemble Signal plays Berio Sequenzas and other works at the Miller Theatre, free.

3/12, 6:30 PM haunting southwestern gothic rock from former Industrial Tepee frontman Tom Shaner and band at the Mercury, $10

3/12, 7 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet witth Curtis Hasselbring (trombone), Vinnie Sperrazza (drums), and Matt Pavolka (bass) opening for Slavic Soul Party at Barbes.

3/12, 7 PM, hypnotic, gorgeous Turkish sufi improvisations with baglama lute and vocals from virtuoso Erdal Erzincan at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave (bet. 34th and 35th St), $25/$20 stud.

3/12, 7 PM, repeating 3/17, same time Opera Hispánica presents Astor Piazzolla’s tango operetta “Maria de Buenos Aires”, performers TBA at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix avail.

3/12, 7 PM the Chiara String Quartet play Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, Dvorák’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 with pianist Simone Dinnerstein at PS321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn, $15

3/12, 7:30 PM a sizzling klezmer evening with violinist Alicia Svigals, accordionist Patrick Farrell, clarinetist Michael Winograd amd tuba virtuoso Don Godwin at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

3/12 AfroHORN: the 3rd Incarnation with Sam Newsome – soprano saxophone; Abraham Burton – tenor; Aruan Ortiz – piano; Rufus Reid – bass; Roman Diaz – percussion; Francisco Mora–Catlett – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

3/12-17, 8/10:30 PM oldschool Cuban salsa-jazz sensations Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All-Stars at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

3/12, 8 PM smart. pensive, sometimes southwestern gothic-tinged songwriter Maya Caballero followed at 9 by creepy art-song deconstructors/improvisers Dollshot at Pete’s.

3/12, 8 PM edgy improviation with Travis Reuter (guitar, compositions) Peter Evans (trumpet) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jeremy Viner (tenor sax) Danny Sher (drums) at the Stone, $10.

3/12, 11 PM the wild, intense, electric NY Gypsy All-Stars at the big room at the Rockwood.

3/13 7 PM the Joe Brent/Kyle Sanna duo open for the Caswell Sisters’ chamber jazz album release show at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

3/13-14, 7:30 PM, repeating 3/15-16, 8 PM Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Philharmonic and choir performing Bach’s B Minor Mass at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail.

3/13 A-list drummer Clarence Penn leads a quartet with Chris Potter on tenor sax plus Adam Rogers on guitar and Ben Street on bass, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

3/13, 7:30 the Damocles Trio’s Adam Kent plays an evening of Spanish piano music by Mompou, Albéniz, Granados, Montsalvatge, Tania León, and Benet Casablancas at le Poisson Rouge, $15

3/13, 8 PM roots reggae legends Israel Vibration, still going strong since 1977, at B.B. King’s.

3/13, 8 PM a show by Piscean performers featuring, among others, irrepressible classical punk cellist Valerie Kuehne and headliners the all-female Tiptons Sax Quartet at Panoply Performance Lab, 104 Meserole St., Bushwick, J/M to Lorimer St.

3/13, 8 PM the Curtis Chamber Orchestra with Jennifer Koh, violin; Jaime Laredo, violin/conductor play Bach, Glass, Clyne, Ludwig at the Miller Theatre, $35

3/13, 8 PM saxophone powerhouse Jason Robinson leads his Janus Quartet at Barbes, note $10 cover.

3/13, 8 PM Stone-style improvisation comes to Ft. Greene: Lotte Anker & Gerald Cleaver followed at 9:30 by Lotte Anker, Tim Berne, William Parker & Gerald Cleaver

at Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., between Fulton and Atlantic, C or G train to Clinton-Washington, $10 per set

3/13, 9 PMperennially fresh psychedelic punk/dreampop pioneers Band of Outsiders at Spike Hill.

3/13, 9:30ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

3/13, 10 PM ferociously lyrical, punk/new wave flavored Hannah vs. the Many at Arlene’s, $8.

3/13, 10 PM psychedelic 60s-influenced latin soul with Damian Quinones and band at Freddy’s.

3/14, 7 PM hard-driving, eclectic tenor saxophonist Geoff Vidal leads a quartet with guitarist Nir Felder at Shapeshifter Lab, $10 followed at 9:30 by pianist Vadim Neselovskyi’s intriguing Agricultural Dreams vocal jazz project.

3/14, 7 PM indie classical ensemble Tempus Continuum plays Kyong Mee Choi’s elegy “For Those Who Left Us,” plus works by Jacob Ter Velduis, Messiaen and Tempus’s own Anne Goldberg, at Cornelia St. Cafe, $8 includes a drink.

3/14, 7:30 PM Turkish jazz chanteuse/pianist Ece Göksu at Drom, $10.

3/14, 7:30 PM cellist Michael Kannen and pianist Kyung Wha Chu play works by Fauré, Debussy, Schumann and Beethoven at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud

3/14, 8 PM the adventurous  Cassatt String Quartet continue their residency at Symphony Space, joined by Vermeer Quartet cellist Marc Johnson for the world premiere of a new Quintet by Daniel S. Godfrey, To Mourn, To Dance plus the Schubert Quintet, $30/$15 under 30

3/14, 8 PM powerpop cult favorite George Usher with chanteuse Lisa Burns at Zirzamin.

3/14, 8:30 PM smart, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly at Hill Country, free.

3/14, 9 PM one of the year’s best doublebills: clarinet star Vasko Dukovski’s brilliant new gypsy/Balkan band TavChe GravChe with oud virtuoso Rachid Halihal followed by ten-piece Balkan brass jammers Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10.

3/14, 9 PM oldtime hot swing jazz with Jason Prover & His Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast Hall

3/14, 10 PM hypnotic psychedelic Americana rockers Mesiko at Bar 4 in Park Slope. They’re also at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club on 3/22 at 9ish.

3/14, 10 PM a rare small club appearance by desert blues mavens Sway Machinery at Barbes.

3/14, 10 PM intense, noisy avant-punk percussionist/composer Eli Keszler at the Stone, $10.

3/15, 7 PM lush, hypnotic indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth at Spectrum

3/15 and 3/17, 7:30 PM Opera Hispánica presents “Maria de Buenos Aires”, the Piazzolla tango opera, players TBA, $15 standing room avail.

3/15, 7:30  PM the Attacca Quartet play Bartok’s String Quartet No. 6 at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $15.

3/15, 7:30 PM violinist Miranda Cuckson, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, cellist Julia Bruskin and pianist Aaron Wunsch play music by Bach and Messiaen at WMP Concert Hall, $20

3/15, 7:30 PM the Rogério Boccato Quarteto plays bossa nova jazz at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street (at Rivington Street), free.

3/15, 8 PM smart, purist. lyrical acoustic pop songwriters Sharon Goldman and Carolann Solebello at Two Moon Art House & Café, 315 4th Avenue (between 2nd and 3rd Sts), Sunset Park, Brooklyn, $10

3/15, 8 PM Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble honors the first round of victims of 3/11 with music by Japanese composers Takemitsu, Sasaki, Kobayashi, Fukishima, Shimoyama plus Michael Schelle and Richard Auldon Clark at Symphony Space, $20.

3/15, 8 PM powerhouse jazz violist Mat Maneri’s Half Face with Lucian Ban (piano) and Diego Voglino (drums) followed at 10 by cumbia band Chia’s Dance Party.at Barbes.

3/15, 8 PM, repeating on 3/17 at 3 PM, Rob Schwimmer plays solo works for theremin, piano and continuo at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $15/$10 stud/srs.

3/15, 8 PM guitarist Nels Cline and Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier play a duo set followed by a trio set with guitarist Mike Gamble at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

3/15, 8 PM irrepressible punk-classical cellist Valerie Kuehne at the Stone, $10

3/15, 8:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Brody: Drones, the peaceful kind (World Premiere); Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 – Amanda Lo, Violin, Oliver Hsu, Cello; Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 “Classical” at St. Paul’s Church at 315 West 22nd Street. The program repeats at 7:30 PM on 3/16, switching out the Brahms for the Beethoven Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61, $25 sugg don.

3/15, 9 PM satirical all-female urban country trio Menage a Twang at Union Hall, $10

3/15, 9/10:30 PM powerhouse pianist Bobby Avey – who has a sensationally good new solo album out – with his quartet feat. Chris Speed, tenor sax; Thomson Kneeland, bass; Jordan Perlson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/15, 9 PM bluegrass bandleader Conor Mulroy at Desmond’s.

3/15, 9:30 PM trumpeter Gabriel Alegria and his Afro-Peruvian Sextet at Drom, $20 adv tix rec; followed afterward at midnight by Colombian punk rockers MAKU Soundsystem, $10 separate adm

3/15, 10 PM hypnotic Americana nocturnes with Hem at the Bell House, $20.

3/15, 10ish Louisville early 80s style noise-punk band Anwar Sadat at Death by Audio, $7.

3/15, 11 PM the crazy, tight, fun-as-hell, satirical Kill the Band at Sidewalk – catch them here before you have to pay the big bucks at the Bell House etc.

3/15, 11 PM a rootsy night with the Reggay Lords, the rocksteady Bluebeats and dark 90s ska favorites Mephiskapheles at the Mercury, $15 adv tix rec.

3/15, 11 PM acoustic folk-punk band the Drinkers Themselves at Matchless.

3/16 Connolly’s at 14 E. 47th celebrates St Patrick’s with acoustic Irish punks Box of Crayons in the AM & the Druids and Kellys Men later in the afternoon, you might just want to show up and see what’s happening.

3/16, 3 PM the East of the River Ensemble explores medieval music of the Mediterranean, Balkans, and Middle East at Flushing Town Hall, $25.

3/16, 4 and 8 PM Streams of Whiskey plays classic Pogues covers at Lucille’s, $15 adv tix rec

3/16, 4 PM oldschool-style vallenato punk legends Very Be Careful at El Museo Del Barrio,1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th St, rsvp req at elmuseo.org 

3/16, 5 PM a rare acoustic show by smart, tuneful, lyrical female-fronted powerpop/janglerock band Delusions of Grand Street at Pete’s.

3/16, 6 PM torchy, deviously literate Americana songcharmer Robin Aigner & Parlour Game at Barbes

3/16, 7 PM intense, tuneful, eclectic trombonist Reut Regev plays the CD release show for her new one Exploring the Vibe with her band followed at 8:15 by tuneful, moody piano jazz with Julian Shore and his quintet at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

3/16, 7 PM the Big Road Blues Band play oldtime country blues and ragtime followed by delta blues guitarist Pork Chop Willie, Puerto Rican bomba/plena dance band Plena Sin Fronteras, and blues/barrelhouse pianist David Bennett Cohen (ex-Country Joe & the Fish) at Big Road in Chelsea, 235 W 23rd St, 2nd floor $10.

3/16, 7:15 PM hypnotic, intense, rustic minor-key blues/klezmer/reggae jam band Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 3/30.

3/16, 8 PM Persian classical crooner Hamid Al Saadi at the Church of St. John the Divine.

3/16, 8 PM 8/10 PM 60s all-girl bandleader turned 70s blue eyed soul legend Genya Ravan – who’s still got her powerful pipes – at Maxwell’s with her band, $15.

3/16, 8 PM bassist Adam Lane’s Blue Spirit Band with Roy Campbell: trumpet, Avram Fefer: sax, Michael Wimberly: drums play American spirituals, blues, and ballads at the Firehouse Space in Williamsburg

3/16 hot oldtime blues band the Fascinators feat. brilliant guitarist Lenny Molotov at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

3/16, 8 PM a one-of-a-kind pugilistic music event (no, not the kind you get at hardcore shows) 10 to 12-minute sets of 3-minute chamber music pieces played by guerrilla indie classical outfit International Street Cannibals alternating with 9-minute boxing bouts of 3 rounds each. “60-second thematic interludes that can involve music and/or movement will serve as transitions between the boxing rounds. Performances will take place in the three main rings of the gym, contributing to a theater-in-the-round effect.” A dance performance is also part of the deal. at Gleason’s Gym, 77 Front St in Dumbo,  $20/$15 for gym members

3/16, 8 PM high-energy oldtime-style string band the Down Hill Strugglers at 68 Jay St. Bar.

3/16, 8/10 PM John Zorn and members of his ever-expanding circle play a benefit on his home turf at the Stone, $25.

3/16, 9 PM the bilingual, bluesy Gotham Roots Orchestra play their “anti-stupid” Ameicana songs at Hill Country

3/16, 9 PM guerrilla funkstress/bassist Shelley Nicole’s Blakbushe at BAM Cafe, free.

3/16, 10:30 PM twisted carnivalesque gypsy rock with the Little Top Circus & Medicine Show feat. members of the Hot Sardines at Union Hall, $8.

3/16, 10:30 PM hellraising vallenato punk band Very Be Careful at Littlefield, $12

3/17, 11 AM (eleven in the morning) Alina Ibragimova, violin and Cédric Tiberghien, piano play Schubert: Sonata in A major, D.574 and Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”) at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, $22 tix avail.

3/17, 4 PM violinist Rolfe Schulte and pianist Judith Olson play Beethoven and Janacek sonatas at at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free.

3/17, 3/19 and 3/23, 5 (five) PM the Jerusalem Quartet play the Shostakovich Quartet cycle at March 17, 19 & 23 at Alice Tully Hall, $35 tix avail.

3/17, 5 PM Evelyne Luest, piano; Nurit Pacht, violin; David Bekamjian, cello; Dalia Sakas, piano, Benjamin Metrick, piano; Bill Anderson, guitar, Oren Fader, guitar; Virginia Kaykoff, viol; accompanied by choir and stage actors/actresses perform works by Bach, Georges Bizet, Frank Brickle, Bill Anderson, John Dowland, and Aaron Kernis  at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

3/17, 6 PM avant garde piano star Sarah Cahill plays minimalist works by William Duckworth and Ann Southam at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

3/17, 6 PM the intriguing Bonnie Kane/Chris Welcome sax/guitar improv duo at
Downtown Music Gallery, free.’

3/17, 7 PM luminous, intense, inscrutable art-rock chanteuse/cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost at Zirzamin after the Sunday Salon.

3/17, 7 PM theatrical oldtimey songwriting from Poor Baby Bree and then the queen of Coney Island phantasmagoria, Carol Lipnik & Spookarama at Joe’s Pub, $15.

3/17, 7 PM acoustic punk/blues/oldtimey songwriter Painless Parker followed at 8 PM by the Waysties at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

3/17, 8 PMpsychedelic country/blues/bluegrass band American String Conspiracy followed at 9 by noir NYC rock legend LJ Murphy and band at Hank’s.

3/17, 8 PM timeless, politically-fueled, catchy-as-hell Celtic punk/anthemic rock legends Black 47 at B.B. King’s.

3/17, 8 PM Turkish folk music maven Brenna MacCrimmon leads a trio playing ancient classics with Phaedon Sinis – kemenche, kanun; Adam Good – oud, tambura at Barbes.

3/17, 8 PM King Tappa plays roots reggae at Shrine.

3/17, 8:30 PM intense New England Conservatory-schooled third-stream improvisation with Tanya Kalmanovitch, violin, viola; Ted Reichman, accordion; Anthony Coleman, piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/17, 8:30/10:30 PM this year’s 40th anniversary of the New England Conservatory’s improvisation program opens auspiciously with the Tanya Kalmanovitch/Anthony Coleman/Ted Reichman Trio at the Cornelia Street Café, $10 plus $10 min.

3/17, 9 PM brilliant lead guitarist Keith Otten – from Nashville gothic rockers Ninth House and others – plays a RARE solo show at 2A upstairs

3/17, 9ish Irish/Indian dancefloor band Delhi 2 Dublin and ecstatic Eastern European dance mashups with Balkan Beat Box at Webster Hall, $28.50 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc

3/17, 9:30 PM multi-reedman Jon de Lucia’s Luce Trio with guitarist Ryan Ferreira and bassist Chris Tordini at Shapeshifter Lab

3/17-18, 10 PM the perennially relevant Talib Kweli and band at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

3/18, 6:30 PM Angela Davis (the young one) on alto sax with Linda Oh on bass and Jeremy Noller on drums at the Bar Next Door, free.

3/18, 7 PM the Orion String Quartet play music of Mozart, Schubert, and Ravel to accompany a Bill T. Jones dance performance at the Greene Space, $25.

3/18, 7:30 PM the East Coat Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) plays Mozart: Divertimento for Strings in F Major, K. 138; Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10; Purcell : Selected Fantasias; Bartók: Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz. 113, BB 118 at Music Mondays at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

3/18, 8 PM popular fado chanteuse Ana Moura at City Winery, $25 standing room avail.

3/18, 9 PM postpunk guitar legends Band of Outsiders at Spike Hill.

3/18, 9 PM the eclectic Delphian Jazz Orchestra explore sounds inspired by Ellington and Monk as well as Zappa and Stravinsky at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free

3/18, 9 PM intense Turkish/klezmer/gypsy rockers Raquy & the Cavemen at the Cameo Gallery, $10.

3/18, 11:30ish brooding, jangling southwestern gothic rock with And the Wiremen at the Delancey upstairs.

3/19, 7 PM tenor saxophonist Stan Killian leads a quartet with Ben Monder, guitar; the Aardvarks’ Bryan Copeland, bass; Darrell Green, drums at 55 Bar, free

3/19, 7:30 PM tuneful, intense Dave Brubeck-influenced third-stream piano jazz with Matt Herskowitz at Drom, $TBA.

3/19 drummer Johnathan Blake leads his Eleventh Hour band with Jaleel Shaw – alto saxophone; Mark Turner – tenor saxophone; Luis Perdomo – piano; Ben Street – bass 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

3/19, 7:30 PM a klezmer party with Tantshoyz at at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

3/19, 8 PM the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensembe with special guest Joe Bowie play Bowie’s big band funk at Shapeshifter Lab

3/19, 8 PM Ensemble Sospeso plays Simon Bainbridge’s Bosch-inspired Garden of Earthly Delights and Lewis Nielson’s prophetic, theatrical, Orwellian Those Who Do Not Move at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

3/19, 10ish dark, tuneful, Americana/soul-inspired piano jazz band Hee Hawk at Two Moon Art House & Cafe, 315 4th Ave. Sunset Park, Brooklyn; 3/20 they’re at the Parkside at 9

3/20, time/price TBA, cutting-edge chamber ensemble ACME and haunting Americana/indie/slowcore band Low share a bill at the NY Society for Ethical Culture

3/20, 7 PM wild Portland, Oregon bluegrass crew Foghorn Stringband at Zirzamin.

3/20, 7:30 PM volinist Natasha Lipkina and pianist Margrit Zimmermann play fantastical works by Couperin, Messiaen, Satie, Pärt, Schoenberg and Schubert at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

3/20 Chilean jazz chanteuse/guitarist Camila Meza leads a quartet with Aaron Goldberg – piano; Ben Williams – bass; Clarence Penn – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

3/20, 8ish dark sweeping female-fronted art-rockers Bee & Flower at Grand Victory in Williamsburg, $8

3/20, 8 PM this year’s New England Conservatory celebration continues with a powerhouse concert of Jewish and klezmer-fueled jazz feat. Frank London, Hankus Netsky, Greg Wall, Lily Henley, Marty Ehrlich, Matt Darriau, Anthony Coleman  at Symphony Space, $22 adv tix higly rec.

3/20 one of the world’s most exhilarating electric blues guitarists, Debbie Davies at Lucille’s, 8 PM, $10.

3/20, 10:30ish the NYCity Slickers play high-energy harmony-driven bluegrass at Rodeo Bar.

3/20, midnight tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger leads a high-energy postbop quartet with Glenn Zaleski – piano , Matt Pavolka – bass , Rob Garcia – drums at Smallls

3/21, 7 PM New England Conservatory alumns Matt Darriau, Frank London, Ashley Paul, Mat Maneri, Andrew Hock, Judith Berkson and special guests join forces for a night of improv at Barbes, note $10 cover.

3/21, two sets at 7/9 PM, “Bach Lounge” at the Greene Space with pianist Alessio Bax, guitarist Andrew McKenna Lee, a string section and more

3/21, 7 PM cellist Séverine Ballon plays works by Iannis Xenakis, Rebecca Saunders, Andrea Sarto and Kristian Ireland. at the Tank, $12

3/21, 7:30 PM mesmerizing Syrian chanteuse Gaida with her great band: oudist Zafer Tawil, pianist George Dulin, bassist Jennifer Vincent, and percussionist Tony DeVivo at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/21, 7:30 PM dark alt-country chanteuse Tift Merritt and classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein play songs from their reputedly amazing forthcoming art-rock album at Merkin Concert Hall, $25 adv tix a must, this will sell out.

3/21, 7:30 PM violinist Virgil Boutellis and pianist Larissa Sokoloff play works by Corelli, Paganini, Brahms, Bartók and Hersant at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

3/21, 8 PM surviving members of legendary 70s latin soul band the Ghetto Brothers reunite to celebrate the reissue of their obscure South Bronx classic album Power-Fuerza at the Bronx Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx, 2/3 to Freeman St., free

3/21, 8 PM pyrotechnic, colorful avant garde pianist Kathy Supove in Earth to Kathy, performing Flaming Pairs (premiere) by Eric Lyon; Dr. Gradus vs. Rev. Powell by Matt Marks; What Remains of a Rembrandt by Randall Woolf and Barnacles by Lainie Fefferman at Roulette $15/$10 stud.

3/21, 8 PM the Houston Astors – gotta love that name – play funk at Shrine followed by the diverse Middle Eastern worldbeat sounds of Khaled at 9.

3/21, 8:30/10:30 PM Jacam Manricks on alto saxophone with Des White on bass and Ross Pederson on srums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

3/21, 9 PM the Byzan-Tones’ George Sempepos, Quince Marcum and Wade Ripka play haunting old Greek acoustic blues and rembetiko at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free

3/21, 10 PM charismatic, lyrically brilliant oldtimey banjo songwriter Curtis Eller at Pete’s

3/21, 10 PM ferocious all-female noiserock trio Out of Order – whose new album, produced by powerpopmeister John Sharples, is off the hook – at Hank’s.

3/21, 10ish the weird, psychedelically fun Toys & Tiny Instruments play the album release show for their new one at Death by Audio followed eventually around midnight by loud Balkan-flavored horn band Bad Credit No Credit.

3/22-23, 5 PM Nicholas Canellakis (cello) and Michael Brown (piano) play works by Barber, Beethoven, Brown, Shostakovich, and Bulgarian folk music at the Metropolitan Museum of Art balcony bar, free w/museum adm

3/22, 7 PM pianist Nnaenna Ogwo, violinist Naho Tsutsui and cellist Maria Bella play music of Haydn, Rachmaninoff and Bartk at Third. St. Music School Settlement, free.

3/22, 7 PM the Barone-Keene Duo play classical guitar and piano music followed at 8 by alto saxophonist Pat Carroll leading a quartet with Glenn Zaleski – piano; Joe Sanders – bass; Colin Stranahan – drums and then by trumpeter John Raymond with his quartet: Shai Maestro – piano; Joe Martin – bass; Austin Walker – drums at Shapeshifter Lab

3/22, 8 PM dazzlingly eclectic virtuoso string ensemble Trio Tritticali play originals, Latin, Middle Eastern, jazz and clever pop/rock arrangements at Caffe at Freddys.

3/22, 9 PM noir cabaret sounds from Charming Disaster with Jeff Morris from Kotorino and Elia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette at Bar 4 in Park Slope

3/22, 8 PM pianist Jeremy Denk plays Bartók: Piano Sonata, Sz. 80; four diverse works by Liszt; Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 869; and Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 at Carnegie Hall, peanut gallery seats $15.50 and up.

3/22, 8 PM intriguing dark indie folk group Colorform – who combine live painting with live music – at Arlene’s.

3/22, 9 PM haunting intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack, who has a killer new solo album out, plays solo, then she sings with psychedelic Balkan rockers Choban Elektrik at Cool Pony, 733 Franklin Ave btw Sterling and Park Place, Ft. Greene,. $5/10 sugg don, BYOB.

3/22, 9/10:30 PM luminously intense jazz composer/chanteuse Sara Serpa leads her quintet with André Matos , guitar; Jacob Sacks, piano; Tommy Crane, drums; Eivand Ospvik, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink

3/22, 9 PM dark retro Link Wray-influenced surf/soul rockers Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at Bowery Ballroom; 3/25 they’re at the Bell House at around 8:30 for $15.

3/22, 9 PM French-African/samba-influenced reggae chanteuse Dahlia Dumont at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free

3/22. 9:30 PM SisterMonk’s intense worldbeat jam funk/punk at Caffe Vivaldi.

3/22, 10 PM groovalicious latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly with Erica Ramos on vocals at Barbes.

3/22, 10 PM metal/art-rock cello monster Helen Money (ex-Verbow) at St. Vitus in Greenpoint; 3/24 she’s at the Acheron in Bushwick.

3/22, 10:30ish eerie bluespunk rockers the Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar.

3/22, 11 PM noir and lurid Americana: powerhouse lyricist/banjoist Curtis Eller at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

3/22, midnight, deviously brilliant Dimestore Dance Band – Erik Satie meets Django Reinhardt in a back alley on the LES circa 1996 – at Zirzamin, special guests may be involved.

3/23, 6 PM cumbia specialists Chia’s Dance Party, eclectic accordionist Victor Prieto and band and  Puerto Rican bassist Ricardo Rodriquez’s Quintet at Fkushing Town Hall, $20.

3/23, 7 PM irrepressible blue-eyed soul siren/songwriter Meg Braun at the Path Cafe

3/23, 7 PM torchy oldtime bandleader Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues

3/23, 7:30 PM the New England Conservatory winds up the celebration of the 40th anniversary of their improvisation program with a spectacular, intense lineup including iconic noir pianist Ran Blake,  chanteuse/songwriter Dominique Eade, John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet, Christine Correa, Sarah Jarosz, Anthony Coleman and Eden MacAdam-Somer among others at Symphony Space, $28 adv tix very higly rec.

3/23, 7:30 PM brilliant, haunting banrdurist Julian Kytasty collaborates with animator and video artist Mikhail Shraga, dancer/choreographer Inka Juslin, jazz composer and saxophonist Charlie Waters, and guitarist Ugene Romashov at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St(btw 2nd & 3rd Aves), $15/$5 stud

3/23, 7:30 PM Los Colombian Roots feat. members of bands as diverse as M.A.K.U SoundSystem, Rebolu, Dilema Astronauta, and La Cumbiamba Eneye playing the Colombian acoustic music that got them started, at Symphony Space, $33 adv tix req.

3/23, 8 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – with Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet) and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) – play new wind arrangements of Satie classics at Barbes.

3/23, 8 PM ZS and the Mivos Quartet play an exciting evening of new chamber music and collaboration. Mivos tackle Mario Diaz de Leon’s spectral/noise piece Moonblood and Tristan Perich’s Salt, a commission with Perich’s 1-bit electronics, plus a new arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Contrapunctus XIX by ZS guitarist and composer Patrick Higgins. ZS’ program includes their ferocious 30-minute work Xe in a new collaborative arrangement featuring Mivos at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15

3/23, 8 PM the Western Wind vocal ensemble with guest actors performs a program including Shaker hymns, early African-American spirituals, as well as works by noted American composers William Billings (1746 – 1800), Abraham Wood (1752 – 1804), Stephen Jenks (1772 – 1856), and M. Durham, the first known (?) American female composer at the Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St., $35

3/23, 8 PM Judah Tribe play roots reggae at Shrine.

3/23, 8:30 PM tenor saxophonist Michael Webster’s Momentus with Ingrid Jensen, trumpet; Chris Dingman, vibraphone; Jesse Lewis, guitar; Ike Sturm, bass; Greg Ritchie, drums at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

3/23, 9 PM timeless, satirical faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Spike Hill. They’re also at Freddy’s on 3/29 at 11ish.

3/23 Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles – great band doing a sort of gypsyish take on Neko Case – at Rock Shop in Gowanus. They’re at the Mercury on 3/24

3/23, 9/10:30 PM bassist Joe Sanders’ three-bass “chamber bass” group with piano, sax and drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

3/23 percussionist Alessandra Belloni‘s intense Tarantata Italian gypsy band at Mehanata, 9:30ish.

3/23, 10ish dark oldschool country band Karen & the Sorrows at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

3/23, 10 PM some of the most arresting improvisers of the Brooklyn loft jazz scene: Nate Wooley’s Quintet Omega, the Will Mason Sextet’s edgy chamber jazz and the Rafiq Bhatia Trio featuring Tyshawn Sorey on drums at Freddy’s, note $10 cover charge,

3/23, 11 PM intense, tuneful southwestern gothic rock with the Downward Dogs at Sidewalk

3/23, 11ish longtime NYC Americana standout Mick Hargreaves & the King Guys play rockabilly at Rodeo Bar.

3/24, 2 PM have you ever wanted to learn to sing oldtime Ukraininan harmony? Bandurist/singer Julian Kytasty and the Ukrainian Village Voices lead a workshop in early 20th century kanty and psalmy – banned under the Soviets for their religious content – at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 206 E 11th St, $15/$10 stud.srs, rsvp highly rec.

3/24, 5 PM subtly intense, smart, eclectic art-rock pianist/songwriter Lee Feldman with his trio at Something Jazz Club., $12

3/24, 5 PM tuneful pianist Falkner Evans with tenor saxophonist Marc Mommaas (from Amina Figarova’s band), trumpeter Ron Horton, bassist Belden Bullock and drummer Matt Wilson at Smalls

3/24, 7 PM Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – at Zirzamin after the Sunday Salon.

3/24, 7 PM rustic, catchay, oldtimey “steamboat soul” band Roosevelt Dime and Portland Maine’s outlaw fiddle/violin duo North of Nashville at the big room at the Rockwood

3/24, 7:30 PM Czech avant violinist/composer Iva Bittová also sings and plays kalimba at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

3/24, 8 PM the Curtis MacDonald Quartet featuring: Curtis MacDonald, Bobby Avey, Chris Tordini and Tommy Crane followed at 9 by Ideal Bread with low-register reedman Josh Sinton, Kirk Knuffke, Adam Hopkins and special guest Chad Taylor and then at 10 Towering Poppies incl. Jasmine Lovell-Smith, Russell Moore, Cat Toren, Patrick Reid & Kate Pittman at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10 sugg don.

3/24, 8 PM  the Nick Finzer Sextet and the Lucas Pino No Net Nonet at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

3/24-31, 8/11 PM bassist Kyle Eastwood and his impressively excellent postbop band at the Blue Note.

3/25, 7:30 PM the Webern Wind Quintet make their US debut with music by Haydn, Reicha, Ligeti and Pavel Haas, and the Summer Music by American composer Samuel Barber.at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req.

3/25 8 PM Adam Rudolph’s massive improvisationally inclined Go Organic jazz Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

3/25, 8 PM the Vital Vox Festival (rescheduled from just after the hurricane) kicks off with the theatrical vocalscapes of Philip Hamilton, socially aware global chanteuse Sabrina Lastman’s Lorca-inspired Encounter with ‘El Duende’ and edgy violinist/singer Sarah Bernstein’s Unearthish with percussionist Satoshi Takeishi at Roulette, $15.

3/25, 8 PM titans of free improvisation: Paul Flaherty, Steve Swell and Nate Wooley with a rare guest appearance by Tamio Shiraishi at Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., between Fulton and Atlantic, C or G train to Clinton-Washington, $10.

3/26, 6 PM pianist Karine Poghosyan plays an all-Rachmaninoff program: six Musical Moments, Lilacs and Piano Sonata #2, a bill that fits her powerful, emotionally vivid style perfectly at St. Paul’s Chapel uptown, 117th/Amsterdam Ave., free

3/26, 7:30 PM the Attacca Quartet plays John Adams’ John’s Book of Alleged Dances for string quartet (1994) and his 2008 String Quartet at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

3/26-27 drummer Kendrick Scott leads his Oracle project with John Ellis – saxophone; Mike Moreno – guitar; Taylor Eigsti – piano; Joe Sanders – bass 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

3/26, 8 PM a benefit for the 9/11 Memorial: the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble conducted by Paul Popiel premieres Mohammed Fairouz’s In The Shadow of No Towers (Symphony No. 4, inspired by Art Spiegelman’s book of the same name)), at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall $25 – the work “begins with the disasters of September 11, 2001, and explores the unfolding of a post-9/11 reality,” Fairouz’ caustic musical satire often reaches Shastakovian levels – a show not to miss.

3/26, 8/11 PM haunting third-stream pianist Yelena Eckemoff leads a trio with bassist Arild Andersen & drummer Billy Hart (it’ll be a trip to see him play her glacial tempos) at Birdland, $30.

3/26, 8 PM pensive, smartly lyrical Americana roots band Field Report at City Winery.

3/26, 8 PM a surprisingly tuneful avant garde percussion triplebill: Concert Black – flutist Domenica Fossati, bassist Lisa Dowling and percussionist Owen Weaver – plus Ensemble Et Al and Iktus Percussion at Galapagos, $15 adv tix rec

3/26, 8 PM day two of the Vital Vox Festival features multimedia artist Lisa Karrer, Sasha Bodanowitsch with Loom Ensemble playing “original wind instruments, such as the syrinx, fujara, and koncovka and entertaining bicoastal avant vet Pamela Z at Roulettte, $15.

3/26, 8 PM bluegrass bandleader Sara Watkins- ex-Nickel Creek – at City Winery, $18 standing room avail.

3/26, 8 PM brilliantly lyrical jazz pianist Kenny Werner at Shapeshifter Lab.

3/26-31, 8/10:30 PM a doublebill with the Larry Coryell three-guitar group and bassist Kyle Eastwood’s group with Alex Norris, trumpet; Jason Rigby, saxophone; Richard Germanson, piano; Joe Strasser, drums at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

3/26, 8 PM sick Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts– who mix straight-up rock versions of her schlockiest 80s crap with acoustic covers of her country classics – at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

3/26, 9 PM Tony De Vivo’s Winds of Wood big band explores big band jazz, Carribbean and classical sounds at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free

3/26, 9:30 PM phenomenally fun, intense, noir-tinged oldschool soul siren Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes at the Mercury, $12 adv tix very highly rec. They killed in their NYC debut at Webster Hall last year; their forthcoming album (still being mixed) is insanely good.

3/26, 10 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette with Rez Abbasi and Clifford Barbaro at 55 Bar

3/27, 7:30 PM eclectic, pensive, smart pan-latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuna and band at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (between 133rd and 135th streets, free, rsvp req.

3/27, 9ish brilliant atmospherically-inclined saxophonist/percussionist composer Terry Dame and one of her many ensembles TBA at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene.

3/27, 9/10:30 PM powerhouse pianist Orrin Evans’ bday bash feat. JD Walters at Zinc Bar

3/27, 10:30 PM dark southwestern gothic/noir garage rockers Spindrift at the Knitting Factory $12

3/27, 10:3ish suave baritone western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack City Ramblers at Rodeo Bar.

3/28 pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays Bach at noon at the Greene Space, free tix avail. at www.thegreenespace.org. Part of WQXR’s Bach marathon, broadcasting/streaming his complete works starting 3/21 to possibly wretched excess (Bach yoga playlists – who knew Bach was into yoga?):

3/28-31 trumpeter Dave Douglas plays a birthday stand with a killer band – Jon Irabagon – tenor saxophone; Matt Mitchell – piano; Linda Oh – bass; Rudy Royston – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Fri-Sat

3/28, 8 PM the LA Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel play Vivier:  Zipangu; Debussy: La mer; Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

3/28-29, 8 PM avant string quartet ETHEL, Speak Percussion and the Kaj Ensemble play premieres from Kevin James’ Vanishing Languages project at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

3/28, 8 PM eclectic, tuneful baritone saxophonist Claire Daly leads a quartet at Birdland.

3/28, 8 PM trombone quartet Guidonian Hand play new works by Eve Beglarian, Rob Deemer, Chris Goddard and Alex Weiser at the Gershwin Hotel, $15/$10 stud

3/28, 8 PM the Nat Osborn Band – whose New Orleans sounds come across somewhere in between Dr. John and Brother Joscephus – at le Poisson Rouge

3/28, 8 PM the Bushwick Book Club “presents new songs inspired by Sherlock Holmes. All four novels and 56 stories are fair game for new songs by the Adventures of Kaila and The Kid, Casey Holford, Dan and Rachel, Natti Vogel, Phoebe Kreutz, Phil Andrews and the Debutante Hour’s Susan Hwang” at Culturefix. “Violin playing, pipe smoking [mainlining cocaine?], impeccable sleuthing are all encouraged, but not mandatory.”

3/28, 8:30 PM gypsy chanteuse and Berthold Brecht descendant Sanda Weigl with an amazing band Gael Rouilhac, guitar; Jake Shulman-Ment, violin; Pablo Aslan, bass; Nick Anderson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/28, 8:30 PM pensive, misty, nonchalantly smart Australian jazz/soul chanteuse/pianist Shameem at Billie’s Black, 271 W 119th St, free.

3/28, 8:30/10:30 PM Sharel Cassity on saxophone with Dezron Douglas on bass and EJ Strickland on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

3/28, 9 PM theatrical oldtime jug band music with the Salt Cracker Crazies at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

3/28, 9:30 PM Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party plays Ellington’s Far East Suite at Joe’s Pub, $16, this is gonna be awesome!

3/28, 10 PM jazz piano tunesmith JP Schlegelmilch plays a solo album release show for his new one at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/28 11ish ambient soundscape guitarist Grey McMurray followed by sly boudoir soul group Smoota at the  new Living Theatre space in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural center, 107 Suffolk St on the LES, $10

3/28, 11 PM Quiet Lights play their pensive ethereal shoegaze/atmospheric/slowcore stuff at Union Hall, $8.

3/29-30, 5 PM Katie Kresek, violin and Betsy DiFelice, piano play works by Bartók, Dvorak, Mozart, Ravel, Shostakovich, and Talbot at the Metropolitan Museum of Art balcony bar, free w/museum adm

3/29, 7ish (early), wildly funky bhangra brass band Red Baraat play a Diwali celebration at Webster Hall, $26.50 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc

3/29, 7 PM Hyunah Yu, soprano; Jeewon Park, piano; Colin Jacobsen, violin; Nicholas Cords, viola; and Edward Arron, cello, perform Schnittke’s Musica Nostalgica for Cello and Piano (1992); the world premiere of a Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert commission, a work for string trio by Dmitry Yanov-Yanovsky; Shostakovich’s Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok for Soprano and Piano Trio, Op. 127; and Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 16. at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $35.

3/29-30, 7:30 PM the recently reconfigured Bush Tetras – whose legendary late 90s comeback album has finally been rescued from major label hell and is out now – at the Slipper Room strip club, Orchard St. at Ludlow, $15.

3/29, 8 PM a kick-ass oldschool/newschool bill with Adam Rudolph doing a duo show with trumpeter Joesph Bowie followed by Bowie’s Defunkt Millennium at Shapeshifter Lab, $12. 3/30, same time, the duo open for Rudolph’s Moving Pictures octet.

3/29, 8 PM eclectic original female-fronted Afro-latin funk band Dawn Drake & Zapote feat. Terry Dame on sax at Groove, free.

3/29 the Breeders at the Bell House are sold out

3/29, 8 PM psychedelic Afrobeat with Emefe at le Poisson Rouge, $10.

3/29, 9 PM dark doublebill straight out of the late 90s: cello rockers Rasputina and one of the original gypsy punk bands, World Inferno at Irving Plaza, $33.50.

3/29, 9 PM sizzling oldtimey/Balkan/bluegrass violinist Sarah Alden & the Red Hot Rubies followed at 10:30 by brilliant, sometimes hilarious Tipsy Oxcart, who play acoustic versions of current day Eastern European pop hits. Meaning that Tipsy Oxcart probably sound like the oldtime bands that the new groups are ripping off. Talk about coming full circle…

3/29, 9 PM honkytonk guitar powerhouse Wayne the Train Hancock at the Knitting Factory, $15.

3/29, 9/10:30 PM drummer Jeff Davis records a live album with Russ Lossing, piano; Eivind Opsvik, bass; Jeff Davis, drums; Oscar Noriega, alto sax, bass clarinet; Kirk Knuffke, cornet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/29, 10 PM the Delorean Sisters– who play oldtimey versions of 80s cheeseball pop songs – at Hank’s.

3/29, 10 PM the self-explanatory Cumbiagra at Barbes.

3/29, 10 PM smart, terse oldtime blues/country guitarist/songwriter Jon LaDeau at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

3/29, 10:30 PM haunting intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack, who has a killer new solo album out, plays solo at Jimmy’s 43, 43 E. 7th St,

3/30, 2 PM Alessandra Belloni’s bewitching, hypnotic Daughters of Cybele percussion project at the  Flushing Main Library, 41-17 Main Street (at 41st Avenue, free.

3/30, 6 PM a Nawrooz celebration with a diverse Persian-influenced triplebill: Rana Farhan’s unique blend of classic Persian poetry with contemporary jazz and blues, Vatan’s Persian-meets-country-rock sounds and a blast into the past with Mitra Sumara’s NYC supergroup playing now-illegal 60s/70s pre-revolution spimds. dunno who’s first but they’re all good, $17 adv tix very highly rec

3/30, 8 PM a bewitching evening of Indian melodies and beats with santoor virtuoso Shivkumar Sharma and tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussein at the Town Hall, $35 adv tix going fast.

3/30, 8 PM accordionist Uri Sharlin’s Dogcat gypsy/klezmer jazz project at Barbes.

3/30, 8 PM Mark Peskanov, violin; Nina Kotova, cello; Nina Kogan, piano play Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30; Sonata for cello and piano No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

3/30, 8 PM pianist Inna Faliks plays works by 20th/21st centuryJewish composers Arnold Schoenberg George Gershwin and Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin at the Baruch College auditorium, 55 Lexington Ave. at 25th St., $25

3/30, 9 PM good party band doublebill: the eclectic Balkan/latin/hip-hop Underground Horns and the equally diverse ska/reggae/Filipino Brown Rice Family at the 92YTribeca, $10 adv tix rec.

3/30, 9/10:30 PM melodic intense brilliant jazz pianist Kris Davis solo at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

3/30, 8 PM Doug Van Nort, pianist David Arner and ageless new music icon Pauline Oliveros play an electroacoustic evening at Roulette, $15/$10 stud.

3/30, 10 PM Junior Lewis & the Inity Band play roots reggae at Shrine.

3/30, 10:30 PM intriguing, original, tunefully genre-defying psychedelic/art-rock band Steady Sun at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $10 gen adm.

3/31, 8 PM Palestinian Arabic-language rap sensations DAM – whose hit Who’s the Terrorist became a worldwide sensation after 9/11 – at Drom, $12 adv tix a must, this may sell out.

4/1, 7 PM dark, pensive, sometimes funky acoustic Americana band the Sometime Boys followed at 8 by deviously fun cabaret/chamber pop chanteuse Grace McLean & Them Apples at the big room at the Rockwood

4/1, 7:30 PM not a joke – the Pulse Chamber Ensemble and Manhattan Choral Ensemble play US premieres by Charles Mason, Thomas Sleeper, Jesse Jones, Chris Reza and Victoria Bond’s James Joyce-inspired Cyclops at Symphony Space, $30/$15 stud/srs.

4/1, 8/10:30 PM eclectic soul/funk/worldbeat chanteuse Imani Uzuri at the Blue Note for $10, not an April Fool joke!

4/1, 8:30 PM Andrew Raffo Dewar’s Interactions Quartet East (Andrew Raffo Dewar, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone, and Aaron Siegel) “perform works for very, very alternate scoring as well as his Piece for Four, which uses “invented spatial notation that explores group dynamics and destabilizes conventional approaches to foreground and background sound,”.at Roulette, $15/$10 stud. Not an April fool joke.

4/1, 11ish art-rock legend Paul Wallfisch – the Botanica keyboardist/frontman – and others at Small Beast upstairs at the Delancey. Not an April fool joke.

4/2, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble play lush vocal tunes from their new album Songs I Like A Lot featuring Kate McGarry & Theo Bleckmann, $20

4/2, 7:30 PM American String Quartet violinist Laurie Carney and pianist David Friend premiere Robert Sirota’s Violin Sonta #2 at Greenfield Hall at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave uptown, free, 1 to 125th St and walk uphill

4/2, 8 PM Bad Buka and their gypsy punk meltdown at Radegast Hall.

4/2, 8 PM Tracy Island – a catchy, quirky, psychedelic spinoff of Liza & the Wonderwheels – upstairs at Bowery Electric, free; long-running, groovalicious reggae-funk band Faith plays downstairs at 9

4/2, 8 PM pianist Eri Yamamoto leads her tuneful Trio followed by edgy violin jazz with the Sarah Bernstein Quartet with Kris Davis, Stuart Popejoy and Ches Smith at Roulette, $15/$10 stud

4/2, 8:30 PM up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Charenne Wade opens fellow singer Sara Serpa’s new Voice Box series devoted to rising vocal jazz talent at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink. the second show features Christine Correa, voice; Jeremy Udden, alto sax; Frank Carlberg, piano, separate adm.

4/3-4 film composer and Philip Glass collaborator Clint Mansell and nine-piece band  play two shows celebrating the release of his soundtrack to the new film Stoker in NY at the Church of Saint Paul the Apostle.

4/3, 7 PM the king of the downtown NYC literate rock anthem, Willie Nile at Joe’s Pub, $25.

4/3, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard pianist Aaron Diehl leads a quartet with vibraphonist Warren Wolf, $20.

4/3, 10:30 PM wildly guitar-driven psychedelic female-fronted power trio Devi at Maxwell’s, $10

4/4 rockabilly/surf monster Rev. Horton Heat plays the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Princess, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from 41st St. and the Hudson, $35 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

4/4-7  percussionists Levy Lorenzo and Dennis Sullivan plus Cadillac Moon Ensemble perform in the dark cabaret show Doctor and Mister’s Time Capsule at Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Ft. Greene.

4/4-6  Opera on Tap presents the world premiere of Smashed: The Carrie Nation Story with new music ensemble Hotel Elefant playing as the house band at Here, 145 6th Ave. south of Spring, west side of the street past the park, $15/$10 stud.srs

4/4, 7:30 PM Ross Daly, Omer Erdogdular, Yurdal Tokcan and Ahmet Erdogdula play a cross-cultural program of haunting, hypnotic Turkish, Greek and Sufi music at Symphony Space, $30.

4/4-7, 7:30/9:30 PM the Randy Weston African Rhythms Quintet at the Jazz Standard $30

4/4, 7:30 PM Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana play fiery Andalucian sounds at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/4, 8 PM the Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman Quartet w/ Scott Colley and Billy Mintz followed by Vinnie Golia’s chamber jazz improv project at Roulette, $15/$10 stud

4/4, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Either/Or perform a full program of U.S. premieres by Rebecca Saunders at the Miller Theatre, $25 adv tix rec

4/4, 8:30 PM ther lush, haunting Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra at El Taller Latinoamericano uptown

4/4, 9:30 PM high-energy oldtime C&W and bluegrass with the Giving Tree Band at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $12.

4/5, 2 (two) PM the Pannonia Quartet and Face the Music Quartet play music of  Mackey, Mehdi Hosseini and Steve Reich.at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at W 183rd St., $12, reception to follow.

4/5, 7 PM a NY Philharmonic ensemble conducted by Alan Gilbert plays recent European works. Principal Oboe Liang Wang is featured in the U.S. premiere of Poul Ruders’s Oboe Concerto; US premieres include Unsuk Chin’s Gougalon and Yann Robin’s Backdraft, with a NY premiere of Anders Hillborg’s Vaporized Tivoli at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $20, reception to follow. The program repeats the following night, 4/6 at 8 PM at Symphony Space for the same price.

4/5, 7 PM the Greene Space’s non-exploitative battle of the bands continues with the Bronx contingent. This blog’s pick: trombonist Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse ska band, $15 incl. a glass of wine, $30 will get you open bar?!?

4/5, 8 PM a night of eclectic, sometimes austere, sometimes lush “upstart-instrumental-art-music by violinist/composers”: Dana Lyn’s Yeti Camp followed at 9 by Skye Steele’s Railroad Rodia at Zirzamin.

4/5, 8 PM lush gorgeous Middle Eastern jazz:  Hassan Isakkut & Friends followed by sax legend legend Husnu Senlendirici & Alaturk – who’s sort of the Turkish equivalent of Miles Davis – at Drom, $30 standing room avail., adv tix rec,., this may sell out. At midnight, Senlendirici is joined by Ilhan Ersahin– or the other way around.

4/5, 8 PM cello metal band Break of Reality at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen, $25 adv tix req.

4/5-6, 8 PM the Klopotic/Pierce/Zoernig Trio play Schubert piano trios at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $15/$10 stud/srs.

4/5, 8 PM clarinetist Carol Robinson and cellist Frances-Marie Uitti play US premieres by Robinson/Uitti, Eliane Radigue, Giacinto Scelsi, and Annie Gosfield plus a solo cello piece by Jonathan Harvey at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15.

4/5, 8 PM indie classical and performance art shenanigans: Ensemble Pamplemousse and Panoply Performance Lab perform a program TBA at the Firehouse Space in Williamsburg.

4/5, 8:30 PM bassist Mimi Jones leads her purist jazz trio at the bar at Symphony Space (enter on 95th St. west of Broadway), free

4/5, 9/10:30 PM irrepressible jazz satirists Mostly Other People Do the Killing massacre 1920s hot jazz with an expanded lineup including Dave Taylor, bass trombone; Brandon Seabrook, banjo; Ron Stabinsky, piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes a drink.

4/5, 9 PM dark art-rock pianist/songwriter Eve Lesov at Sidewalk.

4/5, 9:30 PM oldtimey swing/blues/hillbilly fun with the Hot Sardines at Joe’s Pub, $15.

4/5, 9:30 PM New Orleans’ eclectic, funky stoner brass band the Dirty Bourbon River Show at Hill Country, free.

4/6, 7:30 PM eclectic new Scottish acts: pensive acoustic songwriter Rachel Sermanni, twin-bagpipe neo-folk band Breabach and rapidfire politically aware hip-hop MC Stanley Odd at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $10

4/6, 8 PM Cleveland ensemble Les Delices play rarely heard 18th century French salon music by Rameau, Dauvergne, Mondonville, and Philidor at the Miller Theatre, $35 tix avail.

4/6, 8 PM nonagenarian hall of fame bassist Yusuf Lateef’s first NYC live set in over 10 years feat. the Momenta Quartet, Adam Rudolph, Marty Ehrlich, JD Parran, Alan Won and Taka Kigawa.at Roulette, $15/$10 stud

4/6, 11 AM (eleven in the morning), Vlada Tomova and band play haunting Bulgarian folk tunes at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival (yawn) not a bad idea

4/6, 2 PM the Toomai String Quintet plays works by Ponce, Chavez, Lecuona and others at the Flushing Main Library, 41-17 Main Street (at 41st Avenue, free Flushing Main Library, 41-17 Main Street (at 41st Avenue, free.

4/6, 7:30 PM Cambodian music with flute virtuoso/Khmer Rouge survivor Arn Chorn-Pond, plus Master Mek, and the Waterek Ensemble at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/6, 8 PM ferocious Chicago Balkan brass band Black Bear Combo and their arguably even more intense Brooklyn counterparts Raya Brass Band at Littlefield, $10

4/6, 8 PM eclectic blues/hip-hop songwriter Chris Thomas King – co-star of O Brother Where Art Thou – at Lucille’s.

4/6, 9 PM grasscore with Sprit Family Reunion at Bowery Ballroom, $15.

4/6, 9:30 PM torchy, lurid gothic art-rockers Elysian Fields at Joe’s Pub, $15.

4/6, 10 PM dark, devious noir rocker Tom Warnick & World’s Fair followed eventually at midnight by Plastic Beef spinoff the Good Yeggs at Freddy’s.

4/6, 11 PM catchy intense noir/gothic rockers the Devil’s Broadcast at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg.

4/7, 1:30 PM pianist Peter Mintun plays a live soundtrack to the hilarious 1928 King Vidor film Show People at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free

4/7, 2 PM intense jam-oriented klezmer twinbill: Isle of Klezbos and the full Metropolitan Klezmer octet at the Walt Whitman Theatre, 2900 Campus Road, Midwood, Brooklyn, B/Q to Ave. M and walk through the Brooklyn College campus.

4/7, 2:30 PM the Antara Ensemble play music by by Enescu, Handel-Halvorsen, Mozart, Demersseman and Bolling at Saint Andrew’s Church, 2065 5th Ave at 127th St., $25/$20 stud/srs

4/7, 8:30 PM the Stradivari Quartet play music of Bartók, Brahms, Turina, and Schubert on their medieval instruments at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

4/8-9 the American Composers Orchestra perform their annual new music readings series; working rehearsal 4/8, 10 AM (in the morning), run-through the following night at 7:30 PM at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St., free but res req,

4/8, 7:30 PM subversive new classical sounds: new music ensemble Loadbang performs Hannah Lash’s Eight Songs for a Stoned Prince, a caricature of British playboy Prince Harry that unfolds via a series of drunken phone calls. The program also includes Doug Gibson’s Fanfare for the Common Audience – incorporating the entire text of a letter from an irate concertgoer to the New York Philharmonic imploring them to stop programming music that “makes no sense” – plusVictoria Bond’s The Page Turner played by pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove – who takes the role of a page turner who just can’t seem to get it right. -plus Love Lost Lust Lone by Andy Akiho, Gutteral I and II by Alexandre Lunsqui, and Land of Silence by Reiko Futing, at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs

4/8 popular Austin drone-psych rockers the Black Angels at Webster Hall

4/9, 7 PM Budapest Bar play Hungarian gypsy cabaret music at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave. (34/35), $25/$20 stud.

4/9, 7:30 PM the Minetti Quartet play Haydn: String Quartet in C, Hob.III:77, Op.76, No.3 (‘Emperor’); Olga Neuwirth: settori for string quartet (1999); Beethoven: String Quartet No.9 in C, Op.59, No.3 (‘Razumovsky’) at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

4/9, 8:30 PM dark lyrical Americana rocker Jeffrey Foucault with Cold Satellite (his collaboration with poet Lisa Olstein) playing the album release show for their new one at the Bell House $14

4/9, 9:30 PM luminous, wickedly catchy cellist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost plays the album release show for her new one A Bird Will Sing at Joe’s Pub, $15.

4/10, 8 PM dark hypnotic psychedelic rock triplebill: Elephant Stone, the Allah-Las and Black Angels at the Bell House, $25, adv tix rec., this may sell out

4/10, 9 PM dark garage rock twinbill: the Allah-Lahs followed by the Black Angels at the Bell House, $25.

4/11, 1 (one) PM the Minetti Quartett play a program TBA at Trinity Church, free.

4/11, 6 PM brilliant, haunting Finnish jazz guitarist/oud playerJussi Reijonen with the group from his amazing new album: pianist Utar Artun, acoustic bassist Bruno Råberg and percussionists Tareq Rantisi and Sergio Martínez at Shrine; 5/4 they’re at Something Jazz Club at 7, $10.

4/11, 7 PM purist oldschool postbop jazz: pianist Lafayette Harris with Antoine Drye, bassist Lonnie Plaxico, singers Jazzmeia Horn and Noël Simone Wippler, and drummer Will Terrill at PS 321, 180 7th Ave, Park Slope, $15, all proceeds to benefit the school.

4/11, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic, paradigm-shifting saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak with Dave Fiuczynski on guitar at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

4/11, 7:30 PM the Harlem Quartet play Wynton Marsalis’ String Quartet No. 1 plus string quartet versions of Strayhorn (Take the A Train) Chick Corea (The Adventures of Hippocrates), and more at Symphony Space, $30/$15 under 30

4/11, 7:30 PM oldschool western swing and gypsy jazz with the Hot Club of Cowtown at Joe’s Pub, $20; psychedelic Peruvian-style chicha surf rockers Chicha Libre plays the second show (separate $15 admission) at 9:30, which is an album release celebration for their new ep Quatro Tigres.

4/11, 7:30 PM Bukharan-Israeli multi-instrumentalist/chanteuse Hadar Maoz sings ancient Central Asian songs at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

4/11, 7:30 PM the Spring String Quartet and saxophonist jam out a new arrangement of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

4/11-14, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard drummer Eric Harlan leads a quintet with Taylor Eigsti on piano and Julian Lage on guitar, $25/$30 Sat-Sun

4/11-2, 8 PM wild, theatrical gypsy brass rockers MarchFourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

4/11-12, 8:30 PM rising star trumpeter Adam O’Farrill leads his group at Symphony Space, free.

4/11, 9ish doo-wop punk with the King Khan & BBQ Show at Santos Party House, $15

4/12, 7 PM the Salome Chamber Orchestra play Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and String Orchestra, K. 364; Lera Auerbach’s Sogno di Stabat Mater for Violin, Viola, Vibraphone, and Orchestra (2008); and and Paganini’s Sonata per la Grand Viola et Orchestra Op. 35 on rare period instruments from the Met’s collection at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $35

4/12, 7 PM pianist Daniela Bracchi plays music of Barber, Beethoven and Chopin at Third St. Music School Settlement, free.

4/12, 8 PM “in a concert of world premieres, Cadillac Moon Ensemble explores the dark and creepy side of circuses & clowns—come see what happens when the ensemble unleashes its circus act with four world premieres by composers Rick Burkhardt, Daniel Felsenfeld, Nicholas Deyoe, and Tim Hansen” at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St.,

4/12, 7:30 PM lush sweeping largescale music for strings: Yale music alums led by violinist Ani Kafavian play a world premiere requiem piece for 23 solo strings by Matthew Barnson plus Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen for the same forces plus Tschaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $15 tix avail.

4/12, 8 PM charismatic, pyrotechnic pianist/deadpin wit Kathleen Supove in SINGLED OUT: Debussy on Wagner (premiere) for pianist with Debussy mask and soundtrack by Marita Bolles;La Plus Que Plus Que Lent (premiere) for pianist and MAX/MSP by Jacob Cooper; Layerings 3 (premiere) for pianist and soundtrack by Eric km Clark; Cakewalks (premiere) for piano, based on Golliwog’s Cakewalk, by Daniel Felsenfeld, and For Piano With Balloons (premiere) for pianist and balloons by Judy Dunaway at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

4/12, 8 PM Ovidiu Marinescu, cello and Dmitry Rachmanov, piano play samizdat Russian cello music: Nikolai Miaskovsky – Sonata No. 2 in A minor for cello and piano, Op. 81; Mieczyslaw Weinberg – Sonata No. 2 in G minor for cello and piano, Op. 63; Marina Tchistova – Suite “Echelle” for Cello and Piano; Sergei Prokofiev – Sonata for cello and piano in C Major, Op. 119 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

4/12, 8 PM hilarious pottymouth corporate rock satirists the Dan Band at Highline Ballroom, $25 standing room avail.

4/12, 8:30 PM Translatlantic Ensemble with Imani Winds clarinetist, Mariam Adam and pianist Evelyn Ulex share the stage with the Winds’ flutist Valerie Coleman and pyrotechnic bandoneon player JP Jofre in a reprise of their exilarating program earlier this year at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

4/12 the long-awaited debut of recently reconfigured noir guitar soundtrack instrumental legends Big Lazy at Barbes.

4/12, 10:30 PM ferocious all-female powerpop./punk-pop band Hunter Valentine at the Mercury, $10.

4/13, 6 PM haunting intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack, who has a killer new solo album out, at Barbes, broadcasting live on WFMU

4/13, 8 PM deliciously twangy, jangly twin-guitar paisley underground/psychedelic Americana rockers Mud Blood & Beer play the album release show for their killer new one The Sweet Life at the Bitter End.

4/13, 8 PM the oldschool, elegant but sly “Duke of Bachata,” guitarist Joan Soriano and his excellent acoustic band at Roulette, $25 INCLUDES OPEN RUM BAR 7-8 PM w/admission

4/13, 8 PM singer Antoinette Montague and her Quintet with cello and concert harp salute women in jazz including Etta Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and others at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

4/13, 8:30 PM trippy, surreal Cambodian psychedelic rockers Dengue Fever at le Poisson Rouge, $17 adv tix rec.

4/13 9 PM theatrical, carnivalesque, legendary Dutch big band jazz with ICP Orchestra at Littlefield $18

4/13, 9:30ish charismatic gypsy punk/metal cumbia band Escarioka at Mehanata.

4/13, 10 PM intense, tuneful southwestern gothic rock with the Downward Dogs at the National Underground

4/13, 10ish what’s left of 60s psych-punk legends the Sonics plays a benefit for hurricane-swamped Norton Records at the Bell House, $25 adv tix rec.

4/14, 2 (two) PM “recorder virtuosi Daphna Mor and Nina Stern collaborate with the NY Gypsy All-Stars’ kanun virtuoso Tamer Pinarbasi, Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble percussionist Shane Shanahan and guest artist Jesse Kotansky on violin and oud, with a program exploring medieval music of the Mediterranean” at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

4/14, 5 PM Ensemble ACJW play works by Harbison, Ravel and Dvorak at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Avenue (at 189th St) , free.

4/14, 9 PM torchy eclectic country/Americana chanteuse Drina Seay upstairs at 2A

4/14 plaintive, eclectic, intense Americana chanteuse Jan Bell hosts a Loretta Lynn bday party show at the Jalopy, $10.

4/15, 10 PM Joe Pug – who’s quickly building a vast catalog of smartly lyrical, fearlessly political Americana/blues songs – at Union Hall, $15.

4/16, 7 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes

4/16, 7:30 PM Argentinian antique 1920s tango revivalists 34 Puñaladas at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

4/16, 7:30/9:30 PM powerhouse tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery leads a quintet with Rachel Z – keyboards; Orrin Evans – piano; Hans Glawischnig – bass.; Jason Brown – drums at the Jazz Standard.

4/18, 7:30 PM ACME plays chamber works by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, his contemporary and friend Shostakovich and Henryk Gorecki at the Morgan Library,225 Madison Ave, $35

4/17, 7:30 PM haunting, intense Persian chanteuse Bahar Movahed and her band play rarely heard Kurdish classical songs at Symphony Space, $30 adv tix req.

4/18-21 saxophonist Steve Wilson plays a bday weekend stand with a killer band: Alex Sipiagin – trumpet; George Cables – piano; Larry Grenadier – bass; Ulysses Owens Jr. – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Sat-Sun

4/18, 8 PM Voices of Ascension sing works by Mendelssohn, Weber, Vaughan Williams and the world premiere of Eve Beglarian’s commissioned work for choir and organ, Building the Bird Mound, inspired by the spectacular Poverty Point paleo-American bird mound in northeastern Louisiana, at the Church of the Ascension, 5th Ave/10th St., $10 seats avail. but going fast.

4/18 hilarious, high-energy grasscore/oldtimey band the Devil Makes Three at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

4/18 amusing cowpunk/honkytonk bandTrailer Radio with special guest Drina Seay at Zirzamin

4/19 the Cannabis Cup Reggae Band plays the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Harbor Lights, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc They’re also playing two 4/20 cruises, one in the afternoon for the wake-and-bake crowd and the other at night, same deal.

4/19, 8 PM haunting female-fronted Nashvile gothic/janglerock band the Whispering Tree at Sidewalk

4/19, 8 PM pianist Alexander Peskanov plays his own works plus preludes and etudes-tableaux by Rachmaninoff and excerpts from Stravinsky’s Petrouschka at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

4/19, 8 PM Von Ku Pak Drum & Dance Troupe perform Korean music & dance dressed in traditional regalia followed by Yanni Papastefanou and his ensemble in an evening of traditional music & dance from the Greek Isles at Flushing Town Hall, $15

4/19-21 the Brooklyn Folk Festival – meaning “folk” as in oldtimey roots music, not cheesy singer-songwriters – kicks off at the Bell House at 8:30 with Kristin Andreassen, Cherven Traktor, the Cactus Blossoms, Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion and Lichtman’s Brain Cloud wrapping up the night with western swing, $20

4/19, 9 PM Hungarian pan-Balkan folk-rock star Meszecsinka and her band at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

4/19, 9 PM second-wave dub reggae stars John Brown’s Body at Brooklyn Bowl, $15. They’re in Pittsboro, North Carolina on 4/20 in case anybody’s wondering – and then they’re taking almost a week off to recover. Hmmm…

4/20, day two of the Brooklyn Folk Festival is an all-day affair starting around 4:30 with Great Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band, the Roulette Sisters’ Mamie Minch duetting with Brain Cloud’s Tamar Korn, the Canebrake Rattlers and Peter Stampfel and the Ether Frolic Mob at 7:30, $15. There’s also a late show with separate $20 admission (you can get an all-day pass from the Jalopy for $35) starting at 8:30 with the Down Hill Strugglers, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens at 9:15, Radio Jarocho at 10 and Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess headlining around 10:45.

4/22 Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie at the big room at the Rockwood

4/20, 9 PM clever, darkly literate chamber pop/noir cabaret songwriter Dawn Oberg at Bar East

4/20, 8 PM a killer bill at Spike Hill with eerie, haunting soundtrack composer Thomas Simon followed at 10 by moody, hypnotic punk-era legends Band of Outsiders and eventually at around midnight by intense, psychedelic art-rock band Of Earth playing the album release show for their reputedly excellent new one The Monarch.

4/20, 9 PM tuneful, aggressive postpunk favorites Clinic at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec – this may sell out

4/21, 2:30 PM day three of the Brooklyn Folk Festival begins at 2:45 at the Bell House with Hunter Holmes, Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues at 3:30, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton at 4:15, at 5 Jalopy house band the Whiskey Spitters, 5:45 Elijah Wald , 6:30 Feral Foster and at 7:15 New England noir folk crooner Tim Eriksen. There’s also a late shows with separate $20 admission (you can get an all-day pass for $30 from the Jalopy) with the Four o’Clock Flowers at 9:45 and Ian Link at 10:30.

4/21, 6 PM the Four Nations Ensemble joins forces with Music from China for a mix of French baroque and classical Chinese compositions at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E 61st St., $35

4/21, 6 PM tenor saxophonit Stan Killian plays the album release show for his new one with Mike Moreno, guitar; Benito Gonzales, Fender Rhodes; Corcoran Holt, bass; McClenty Hunter, drums at 55 Bar, free

4/21, 8 PM  legendary Texas Americana guitar god/crooner Junior Brown at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

4/21, 9:30 PM noir jazz band Silencio plays classic David Lynch soundtrack music from Twin Peaks, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Mulholland Drive, and Lost Highway at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix highly rec.

4/21, 10ish hip-hop brass grooves and an all-female Brazilian percussion bacchanalia: PitchBlak Brass Band plus BatalaNYC at Littlefield.

4/22, 8 PM the Oratorio Society of NY conducted by Kent Tritle perform Britten’s War Requiem at Carnegie Hall, $22 tix avail

4/23, 5:30 PM  new music by Laura Kaminsky played by Ensemble Pi and the Cassatt Quartet at the Miller Theatre, free.

4/23, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, Dominican jazz pianist Osmany Paredes plays a rare solo show, $20.

4/23, 7:30 PM pianist Herbert Schuch plays Thomas Larcher: Naunz; Schumann: Theme and Variations in E-flat major; Mozart: Piano Sonata No.18 in D Major, K.576; Schubert: Sonata for Piano No.21 in B-flat Major, D.960  at the Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd St, free, res. req

4/23 recently unearthed Hughes settings by unheralded Harlem Renaissance composer Margaret Bonds performed by vocalists from Harlem Opera Theatre at the Studio Museum, 144 W 125th St, take the A train

4/23 eclectic Americana bandleader/singer Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Brooklyn Bowl; 4/25 they’re at Rock Shop opening for New Hampshire’s Mail the Horse

4/23, 9 PM carnivalesque gypsy punks Amour Obscur, Balkan-flavored brass crew Hungry March Band and acoustic Nashville goths O’Death at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv. tix req.

4/24, 7:30 PM eclectic string ensemble Catch-Pop String-Strong play originals plus Balkan Folk music, classical tunes and improvisations based on the music of Kurt Weil and Bertoldt Brecht at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

4/24 10 PM raucous oldtimey blues/bluegrass/acoustic jamband the Howlin’ Brothers at Hill Country, $15

4/25, 1 PM pianists from the recent APA competition – Sean Chen, Sara Daneshpour, Claire Huangci, Andrew Staupe and Eric Zuber –  play New York premieres of APA-commissioned works by Lisa Bielawa, Margaret Brouwer, Gabriela Lena Frank, Missy Mazzoli and Sarah Kirkland Snider at Trinity Church, free.

4/25-27, 7 PM charismatic, pyrotechnic pianist/deadpin wit Kathleen Supové in DIGITAL DEBUSSY playing Storefront Diva: A Dreamscape (premiere) by Joan La Barbara; The Triumph of Innocence (premiere) by Nick Didkovsky; and What the West Wind Saw (premiere) by Annie Gosfield at the Flea Theatre, 41 White St., Tribeca, $20. There’s also a Saturday matinee at 3 PM on 4/27 for $10.

4/25, 7 PM Valerie Coleman – flute; Michiyo Suzuki – clarinet; Lynn Bechtold, Mioi Takeda, and Yibin Li – violin; Michael Midlarsky – cello; Dimitri Dover – piano play new works by Gene Pritsker, Leo Kraft, Dave Soldier, ‘Dan Cooper, Frank J. Oteri andRaul Quines at urtle Bay Music School’s Richmond Room, 244 E 52nd St, free

4/25-26, 8 PM plus 4/27 at 2 and 8 PM the JALC Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis plays Ellington at the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, $30 tix avail but going quickly. There’s a kickoff show for free at 6:30 PM on the 25th at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival a must. If you can’t make it, check out the live webcast.

4/25, 7:30 PM twangy, tuneful original alt-country siren Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $8

4/25, 8 PM weirdest segues of the year, but a good show: M Shanghai String Band play oldtimey Americana followed by the garage/psychedelic rock of the Morning Glories at 9 and eventually tuneful slowcore band Ida at around 11 at the Bell House, $10

4/25, 8 PM haunting, intense pan-Middle Eastern trio Niyaz at the Cutting Room, $22 standing room avail.

4/25-28, 8/10:30 PM torchy jazz chanteuse Catherine Russell at Dizzy’s Club

4/25, 9:30 PM Slavic Soul Party plays Boban Marcovic’s iconic Hani Rumba at Joe’s Pub, $16.

4/26 oud virtuoso Mavrothi Kontanis’ Mild Mannered Rebel with Megan Gould on violin, Shane Shanahan on drums and Brian Holtz on bass play the album release show for their reputedly amazing new one at Drom, $10

4/26, 8 PM the Jasper String Quartet play the Little Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Ave, Queens, alternate entrance at Building E on 47th Avenue and Van Dam St., RSVP required.

4/26, 8 PM the Trinity Choir and Youth Choir plus Novus NY perform sacred works by Stravinsky: The Flood, Abraham and Isaac, Threni and Introitus at Trinity Church, free, early arrival advised. The three-day festival continues on 4/27 with a benefit concert for music education at 8 PM and a 3 PM free concert on 4/28.

4/27, noon, the Queens Jazz Overground Festival at Flushing Town Hall, performers TBA, free.

4/27. 6:30 PM a wild Balkan brass doublebill – NYC’s very own Sazet Band followed by iconic Macedonian gypsy band Kocani Orkestar at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix absolutely necessary, this will sell out.

4/27, 8:30 PM Haley Bowery & the Manimals play their sardonic, hard-hitting nuevo-glamrock followed eventually at 10:30 by the fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems of Hannah vs. the Many at Rock Shop, $8.

4/27, 9ish powerpop/psychedelic guitar god Pete Galub plays the album release show for his ferociously tuneful new one Candy Tears at Littlefield

4/27, 11 PM the Lyres – no idea how much the second-wave garage rock legends have left in the tank if at all – at Grand Victory in Williamsgburg, $12.

4/29, 7:30 PM Cygnus Ensemble plays new works by Frank Brickle and Laura Kaminsky at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs.

4/29, 9 PM the lush, intense, swirling Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

4/30, 7 PM Senegalese-flavored oldschool conscious roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

4/30, 7 PM an evening of new vocal music in English, Arabic and other languages by Mohammed Fairouz, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Huang Ro, Paola Prestini and others with sting quartet and piano at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $10 includes free refreshments, res req.

4/30-5/1 pianist Edward Simon revisists his recording of his killer new trio album with Scott Colley & Brian Blade, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

4/30-5/5, 8/10:30 PM lyrical Dominican jazz pianist Michel Camilo at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

5/1-3, 8 PM trumpeter/ composer/musical innovator Wadada Leo Smith presents the NYC premiere of his epic civil rights opus Ten Freedom Summers (rated best album of 2013 at NYMD’s sister blog Lucid Culture) at Roulette.

5/1, 8 PM avant string band and string quartet intensity: Ljova & the Kontraband followed by Brooklyn Rider at Littlefield $15

5/3, 5:30 PM haunting intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack, who has a killer new solo album out, plays solo at the American Folk Art Museum

5/3-4, 8 PM visionary pianist/bandleader Arturo O’Farrill‘s spectacular, intense Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra beefs up Mexican banda music and other lesser-known latin subgenres along with newly commissioned works at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs.

5/3, 8 PM gguitarist Jason Vieaux plays music by Mauro Giuliani, J.S. Bach, Benjamin Britten, John Dowland, Dan Visconti, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Pat Metheny, and José Luis Merlín at Baruch College Auditorium, 55 Lexington Ave,  $25/$20 stud/srs. 5/5 at 3 PM he’s at  Ingalls Recital Hall, 2039 Kennedy Blvd in Jersey City for free

5/3 9ish legendary rocksteady/reggae crooner Ken Boothe (the Man with the Gold Tooth!) at Littlefield $20 adv tix rec

5/4, 8 PM, repeating on 5/5 at 3 PM the world-class Park Avenue Chamber Symphony plays Leo Kraft – Variations for Orchestra (New York Premiere); Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23 in A with Kariné Poghosyan, piano; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves

5/4, 8 PM ageless torchy accordionist/chanteuse/personality Phoebe Legere at the Cutting Room, $25

5/4, 8:30 PM Mimesis Ensemble are at Merkin Concert Hall playing a Lynchian elegy by Caleb Burhans, a cruelly sarcastic take on eco-disaster by David T. Little, powerful and historically aware chamber pieces by Fairouz as well as other works, adv tix $10 (students $5).

5/5, 7 PM sitar virtuoso Krishna Bhatt with tabla player Anindo Chatterjee at Symphony Space, $30/$20 stud/srs

5/4-5, 9 PM Arabic disco music from San Francisco with Beats Antique at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

5/5, 3 PM adventurous string quartet Brooklyn Rider at the Abrons Arts Ctr, 466 Grand Street (at Pitt St), free, early arrival advised.

5/5, 8 PM the original oldtimey crooner, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks at City Winery, $28 standing room avail.

5/5, 10:30 PM intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at the National Underground

5/7, 5:30 PM the Tobias Picker Ensemble plays a program of the composers’s new works at the Miller Theatre, free.

5/8, 8 PM dark smart jazz twinbill: drummer Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom and Sex Mob who have a reputedly amazing Nino Rota album just out – at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

5/8, 8 PM Colin Stetson – who blew the doors off the Bitter End, solo on bass trombone when he played there at Winter Jazzfest – at le Poisson Rouge, $13 adv tix rec.

5/9, 7:30 PM psychedelic art-rock, worldbeat and reggae: Deoro’s Manila Project with special guests Nyko Maca, Waway Saway, Daniel Darwin, and Jonan Aguilar at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

5/10-11 cellist Jeffrey Ziegler’s last performances with the Kronos Quartet features Laurie Anderson joining them for their collaboration Landfall,  at the Kasser Theatre at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Tix $TBA; $10 roundtrip transportation from NYC is available via charter bus which leaves at 6 PM from 41st St. betw. 8th/9th Aves., res. highly suggested to 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org

5/10, 8 PM sly alt-country songwriters Warren Hood & the Goods and Hayes Carll at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

5/11, 11 AM the latest “wall to wall” free all-day extravaganza at Symphony Space explores the Harlem Renaissance, lineup TBA.

5/11 9 PM dark Americana/noir jangleband Balthrop Alabama at Littlefield

5/13 a Gil Evans birthday celebration with members of the Gil Evans Orchestra plus special guests at Highline Ballroom.

5/16, 7:30/9:30 PM guitarist/conductor Greg Tate and pianist Marc Cary’s The Upper Anacostia–Lower Gold Coast Symphonic plays a tribute to DC go-go music at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

5/17, 8 PM opening night of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival featuring the Jack Quartet performing new work by Lewis Nielsen plus a New York-centric multimedia  piece for piano, cello and video by Michael Brown and Nick Canellakis and a-cappella group M6 performing early Meredith Monk compositions at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35

5/18, 3 PM indie classical group Cadillac Moon Ensemble outdoors on the High Line between 10th/11th Aves.

5/18 Tempus Continuum Ensemble plays new works by up-and-coming composers Alex Burtzos, Anne Goldberg and Kevin Baldwin at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea.

5/18, 8 PM the second night of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival explores the Orpheus myth with music by Monteverdi and Birtwistle’s Orpheus Elegies for harp, oboe and voice. The lineup includes harpist Bridget Kibbey, oboist James Austin Smith and other performers TBA at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35.

5/19, 4 PM the final installment of this year’s Look & Listen new music festival features flutist Claire Chase and percussionist Svet Stoyanov playing works by Balter and Xenakis; composer/toy pianist Phyllis Chen teaming with chamber-pop group Cuddle Magic for pieces from their new collaboration, plus new works premiered by string quintet Sybarite5 and the Momenta Quartet at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W 14th St., 2nd Fl., $15 or 3-day festival pass available for $35

5/20, 7:30 PM horn & piano duo Radovan Vlatkovic & Ieva Jokubaviciute play rare repertoire for the instruments at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

5/23, 7:30 PM intense gypsy band A Hawk & a Hacksaw (ex-Neutral Milk Hotel) play their new album You Have Already Gone to Another World all the way through to accompany Russian filmmaker Sergey Paradjanov’s 1964 film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must, this will sell out fast.

6/11, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival – 5th Ave. closed off to traffic, free admission at El Museo del Barrio; the Museum of the City of New York; the Jewish Museum; the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Neue Galerie New York; New York/German Cultural Center; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

6/12 wild mostly remale klezmer jamband Isle of Klezbos at El Sol Brillante Garden on the Lower East: (rain location JCC Manhattan); 6/26 they’re at Spectrum

7/6 the Byzan-tones play wild psychedelic Greek surf music at Otto’s.

Mike Rimbaud Captures the State of the City

No other songwriter has captured the current climate in New York better than Mike Rimbaud. One powerful influence on Rimbaud’s work, lyrically speaking, is Phil Ochs, (check out the absolutely vindictive version of The Ringing of Revolution from Rimbaud’s 2012 album You Can’t Judge a Song by Its Cover). Rimbaud’s latest album Night Rainbow – streaming at his site – is an eclectic, characteristically tuneful, savagely lyrical, cleverly amusing mix of songs that span from straight-up four-on-the-floor rock, to new wave, garage rock, psychedelia and reggae. Rimbaud has listened deeply and widely; his thinly veiled references to other songs, especially from the Rolling Stones, are cruelly spot-on. Rimbaud plays all the guitars as well as banjo, backed by tersely tuneful bassist Chris Fletcher and excellent drummer Kevin Tooley, with occasional keyboards from Marc Billon.

Image by image, Rimbaud portrays a city and a world on the brink, reeling from natural disasters, terminally distracted by the vapidity of status-grubbing and social media, the luxury of the corporate elite juxtaposed against crushing poverty and despair. Ultimately, this album is a call to action and revolution – and also one of the best  of 2013 by a Broadway mile.

The classic cut here is Jackhammer Jones. Over wickedly catchy, psychedelic minor key rock spiced with searing wah solos and guitar sitar – with a nod to the Lovin’ Spoonful – Rimbaud paints an allusive picture of a city being destroyed from within by gentrification:

Turn off your phone, what can you hear, baby?
Call it noise or call me a liar
Ears can bleed and eyes can weep
When you read between the lines

The jauntily swinging title track pictures an unlikely rainbow over the Empire State Building at night – hey, this is the global warming era, stranger things have happened. On Big Bad Bully, as he does on many of the other cuts here, Rimbaud takes aim at a target and riffs surrealistically on it, in this rounding up the Wall Street bulls who “treat everyone like cattle.”

Slow Down to Get Ahead layers clattery percussion over a reggae bassline and builds from there, an anthem for anyone tempted to unplug from the rat race. Rimbaud returns to that idea toward the end of the album with Time Burglar, a rapidfire stream of dissociative, sardonic imagery: “Swing over the Williamsburg Babylon, catching flies in one hand…relax with some hillbilly music, a song from another ice age.”

Sandy Must Be Crazy, a hurricane memoir, builds from dub reggae to roaring Stonesy rock. On one level, Rimbaud’s images capture an unfortunately indelible New York moment, on the other he’s also captured the more disturbing context that rose to the surface in the wake of the storm.

The sarcastically bubbling Teacher’s Got a Bad Mouth takes a counterintuitive look at schoolroom insanity, from the point of view of a teacher struggling to focus the attention of a class lobotomized by Facebook. Rimbaud revisits that theme a little later with the nonchalantly brooding, Indian-flavored Learning More About Less.

Robin Hood in Reverse is a stompingly snide Springsteen-style singalong: “Money talks, money is speech, this is a protest song and talk is cheap,” Rimbaud intones breathily. The metaphorically-charged Dark Money Can’t Buy Her Kisses grows from mysterious psych-pop to a brooding 70s soul sway. The album ends with a long, scruffy cover of the Beatles’ Baby, You’re Rich Man, bringing it full circle. Britain in 1977 had the Clash: New York in 2013 has Mike Rimbaud. That’s a start. Now bring on the revolution.

Live Music in New York City in January and February 2013

New calendar for Feb coming 2/1/13  plus daily updates til then: you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NYMD’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

Oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin gets a lot of gigs.  He’s at Terra Blues on 1/2, 1/13, 1/22 and 1/29 at 7 PM; he’s also at Lucillle’s on 1/11 at 8 .

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

Mondays in January a phenomenal doublebill: savage, macabre,cinematic noir jazz band Beninghove’s Hangmen followed at 10 by “psycho mambo” band Gato Loco, who play equally entertaining, only slightly less dark oldschool Cuban-inspired sounds at Zirzamin.

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.

Mondays in February (not January), 8 PM klezmer/jazz trumpet legend Frank London’s Shekhinah Big Band plays the Stone. A wild intense cast of downtown luminaries play dark jubilant stuff in minor keys, early arrival highly advised.

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

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

Also Mondays in January Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11:30 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party til past three in the morning. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota on trombone, with frequent special guests. Vince also makes a rare West Village appearance at 55 Bar on 11/2 at 10.

The second and fourth Tuesday of the month there are free organ concerts featuring a global mix of first-rate talent at Central Synagogue, Lexington Ave. at 55th St., free

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

Tuesdays at around 10 Julia Haltigan and her band play 11th St. Bar. Young as she is, she’s an institution – and a torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home in fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads, and her band is just as good as she is. Why she isn’t as popular as, say, Neko Case, is a mystery.

Tuesdays in January, 8 PM starting 1/8 through 1/28 electric blues guitar legend Johnny Winter at B.B. King’s, $30.

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

Wednesdays at 8 in February (not January), jangly rocker Rob Teter (former frontman of gypsy rockers the Belleville Outfit) plays Zirzamin with a series of sensationally good special guests.

Wednesdays 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 10 PM  three chances to see the self-explanatory, somewhat harder rocking than you would think Dub Trio at the small room at the Rockwood

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

Thursdays in February (not January) at 1 PM International Contemporary Ensemble plays indie classical from all over the spectrum at Trinity Church, free

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

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

Friday evenings at various times (check the site for the weekly schedule) fearless avant cellist/impresario Valerie Kuehne’s Super Coda – a global mix of strange and sometimes amazing sounds, from the way-out to the way-in, drawing on a vast, global talent base – happens at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., 2nd floor.

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

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

Saturdays Jan 5 ,10, 24, 31 a Becca Stevens residency at Shapeshifter Lab, time TBA – nuanced, torchy, rainswept guitar jazz songs from the Bjorkestra frontwoman.

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 1 PM-ish, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play a brunch show at Southern Hospitality 645, 9th Ave at 45th St.

Weekly Sunday organ concerts continue (with holidays excepted) at St. Thomas Church, 53rd/5th Ave. at 5:15 PM, an international parade of A-list organists looking to give the mighty 1913 Skinner organ here a sendoff before it’s replaced.

Every Sunday at 5 PM, New York Music Daily present the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin (in the old Zinc Bar space on Houston at LaGuardia, downstairs).  An A-list of New York songwriters and instrumentalists work up new material and cross-pollinate in a comfortable, musician-friendly space. There’s no cover, and at the end of the salon, there’s a 45-minute set by a rotating cast of topnotch New York and international songwriters and composers. Dark rockers Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons  are on the bill at 7 here on 1/6; Nashville gothic crooner Mark Sinnis on 1/13; psychedelic new wave janglerockers Tracy Island on 1/20; charismatic, intense acoustic punk/blues siren Molly Ruth on 1/27; Americana guitar genius Homeboy Steve Antonakos on 2/3; noir NYC legend LJ Murphy & the Accomplices on 2/10; and many killer acts to follow. As always, watch this space for updates.

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

Sundays in January, 8 PM charismatically torchy oldtimey songwriting maven Jolie Holland plays the Jalopy, $15.

1/1, 7 PM Steve Antonakos and Tim Heap on acoustic guitars followed around 9 by catchy punk/farfisa band Ingrid & the Defectors at Bowery Electric, free.

1/1, 8/10 PM John Zorn improv night at the Stone with an obvious but pretty spectacular cast of characters: John Zorn (sax) David Fulmer (violin) James Moore (guitar) Anthony Coleman (piano) Ron Anderson (guitar) Chuck Bettis (electronics) Dave Scanlon (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Brian Chase (drums) Michael Coltun (bass) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Shanir Blumekranz (bass) and many special guests at the Stone, where else, $25. There’s another one of these on 1/19 at 8 featuring guitarist Joe Morris.

1/2, 8 PM free jazz with David Grollman, Michael Evans and Andy Haas followed by Chris Welcome with Brad Henkel at Goodbye Blue Monday.

1/2, 8:30 PM guitarist Assaf Kehati Trio with  Chris Nolte on bass and  Ronen Itzik on drums at the Bar Next Door

1/2, 9 PM eerie microtonal blues with Jane Lee Hooker at the Mercury, $10.

1/3, 7 PM haunting Aimee Mann-esque pianist/songwriter Jodi Shaw at the small room at the Rockwood

1/3, 7:30 PM deviously eclectic songwriters’ collective Chicks with Dip (minus founder Aimee Van Dyne), play their contributions to their cover cd Joni Mitchell’s Blue: a 40th Anniversary Celebration plus originals inspired by that album at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St. Performers include Sharon Goldman, Meg Braun, Carolann Solebello, Elisa Peimer and many more.

1/3-13, 8 PM Preservation Hall Jazz Band play a ten-night stand at the McKittrick Hotel, 542 W 27th St., $25. Be aware that the 1/12 performance starts at roughly 9:30 PM; a second set at 11:30 follows many of these shows

1/3, 8:30 PM guitarist Mary Halvorson leads a trio with John Hebert, bass; Ches Smith, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min; 1/5, 9/10:30 PM she’s here with a different trio including Michael Formanek, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums, same deal.

1/3, 9 PM wry oldtime blues, swing jazz and proto-rockabilly with Ted Hefko & the Thousandaires at the Way Sation in Ft. Greene

1/3, 9 PM percussion powerhouse Chembo Corniel leads a latin jazz band at the Nyuorican Poets Cafe, $10

1/3, 9:30 PM ferocous female-fronted bassless noiserock band Bugs in the Dark at Union Hall, $8

1/3, 10 PM oldtime French chamber pop/cabaret band Les Bandits followed at 11 by the Snow’s chamber pop maven Pierre de Gaillande singing his own spot-on translations of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes.

1/3, 10 PM M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10

1/3, 10 PM Anthony Coleman solo on piano at the Stone, $10.

1/3, 10 PM Aima Moses plays roots reggae at Shrine

1/3, 10:30 PM torchy eclectic southwestern gothic songwriter Julia Haltigan and band at the big room at the Rockwood.

1/3, midnight skin-peeling noiserock with the Sediment Club at Xpo 929 in Bushwick, $8.

1/4, 7 PM Anne-Marie and Maureen McDermott play a program TBA for music and cello at Third St. Music School Setttlement, free

1/4, 7 PM the Sad Bastards – Charlene and Mo from Spanking Charlene singing the saddest acoustic covers they can fine – at Zirzamin.

1/4, 8 PM badass oldschool blues resonator guitarist Mamie Minch followed at 10 by the Jug Addicts at Barbes.

1/4, 8 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra plays Tippett’s Symphony No. 1 and Holst’s The Planets at NJPAC in Newark, $20 tix avail. The program repeats 1/6 at 3 PM.

1/4, 9ish the Brooklyn What – whose new album looks like it’s gonna be amazing – at Shea Stadium, $8.

1/4, 9 PM dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss at Red Hook Bait & Tackle. She’s also at Hank’s on 1/16 at 10.

1/4, 9ish PitchBlak Brass Band and bouncy Afrobeat orchestra Emefe at Bowery Electric, $10.

1/4, 9 PM electic danceable dark pan-latin and worldbeat grooves with Paprika followed at 10 by dark, eclectic acoustic Americana/art-rock band the Sometime Boys at  Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

1/4, 9 PM Argentinian rockers Agosto at Warsaw, free

1/4, 10 PM hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at the Mercury followed eventually at around one in the morning by the irrepressibly hilarious, theatrical, X-rated Cudzoo & the Fagettes, $10.

1/4, 10 PM oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Hill Country. They’re also at Rodeo Bar on 1/24 at 10:30ish.

1/4, 10:30 PM the Dave Gibson /Jared Gold B3 organ Quintet at the Fat Cat

1/4, half past midnight intense, haunting, twin-trombone dub band Super Hi-Fi at the Rockwood

1/5, 1 PM pianist Dan Tepfer jams out Bach’s Goldberg Variations at Trinity Church, free.

1/5, 4 PM Hungrytown – who nimbly blend 60s psychedelic pop with brooding oldtime original folk sounds – at the small room at the Rockwood, followed eventually by honkytonkers the Third Wheel Band at 9 and then after that terse, intense lyrical rocker Niall Connolly at midnight.

1/5, 5 PM multistylistic gypsy/Russian/tango/soundtrack string band Ljova & the Kontraband at the Brooklyn Museum, free, early arrival advised

1/5, 7:30/9:30 PM Ed Cherry on guitar with Pat Bianchi on organ and Allison Miller on drums, reprising Cherry’s excellent latest album, It’s All Good at the Bar Next Door, $12.

1/5, 8 PM intense art-rock side projects: devious punk classical cellist Valerie Kuehne, Bad Credit No Credit frontwoman Carrie-Ann Murphy’s Clapperclaw side project, Botanica’s art-rock mastermind/frontman Paul Wallfisch, darkly torchy chanteuse Mariana Luna’s Vernacular History and Dark Dark Dark’s Walt McClemens’ Lonesome Leash at the PPL space, 104 Meserole St., Bushwick, $5 G to Broadway, M to Lorimer, L to Meserole.

1/5, 8 PM Special Patrol Group at Arlene’s. A few years back they were making edgy, bitingly lyrical, wickedly catchy artsy rock in the same vein as Blur, then they fell off the radar, now they’re back. Good thing.

1/5, 8 PM Nature Boy Explorer – “with an eclectic mess of instruments, Nature Boy Explorer has more fun with the popular song than you. Centered around guitarist/vocalist Mark Snyder, NBE throws in harpist Becky Brown and accordionist Natasha Smoot for an alternately energetic and emotional blend of rock/pop that puts on no airs” at Barbes followed at 10 by high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos

1/5, 8:30 PM pianist Taka Kigawa performs selections from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition plus music by compositions and performances by Milica Paranosic, David Taylor, Gene Pritsker, Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Daniel Palkowski, Edward Laurel, and Joseph Pehrson at an opening for work by visual artists Gorazd Poposki, Kevork Mourad, Ronnie Taylor, Jill Slaymaker, Suzi Matthews, and Kim Prtisker and Sebastian Izya Pritsker, at Gallery MC, 549 West 52nd St. (8th floor), $15 incl. pre-concert reception at 8 PM.

1/5, 9ish the Reid Paley Trio at Rock Shop, $10. If you wish you’d seen Screaming Jay Hawkins while he was alive but never did, this guy’s awfully close. You want intense and scary and retro 50s? He makes Tom Waits look like an amateur.

1/5, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s is an extra good one: the hard-hitting Octomen at 9, the original and arguably harder hitting Mister Neutron at 10, the funky Bongo Surf at 11 and sometime after midnight ageless NYC twang purists the Supertones.

1/5, 9 PM olschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne followed by Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion at the Jalopy, $10.

1/5, 10 PM drmmer Ches Smith leads a quartet with Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Stephan Crump (bass) and the reliably intense Mat Maneri (viola) at the Stone, $10

1/5, 10 PM Lake Street Dive at the big room at the Rockwood is SOLD OUT good for them. There are still tix for the 1/6, 7 PM show there.

1/6, 5 PM subtly intense, smart, eclectic art-rock pianist/songwriter Lee Feldman with his trio at Something Jazz Club.

1/6, 6 PM Zozulka (Ukrainian for cuckoo) featuring Eva Salina Primack, Black Sea Hotel’s Willa Roberts and the Debutante Hour’s Maria Sonevytsky at Barbes singing haunting, otherworldly Ukrainin songs followed at 9 by gypsy guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

1/6, 6 PM Thomas Heberer and Steve Swell jam out some trumpet and trombone duos at Downtown Music Gallery, free.

1/6, 7:30 PM a blast from the psychedelic punk 80s – Certain General at Otto’s

1/6, 8:30 PM Jamie Saft’s deep dub New Zion keyboard trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

1/6-13, 9/11 PM the Fred Hersch Trio probbly making another gorgeous live album at the Vanguard, $25.

1/6, 9:30ish the irrepressible, theatrical, politically spot-on Ukuladies at Rodeo Ba. They’re also at Freddy’s on 1/29 at 7:30

1/7, 5 PM an open rehearsal of John Plummer’s Missa Sine nomine sung by New York Polyphony at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St, free.

1/7, 7 PM the Choi Fairbanks String Quartet returns to their old haunts at the Fat Cat

1/7, 7/9 PM vibraphonist Erik Charlston’s lively, explosive JazzBrasil at Dizzy’s Club, $25.

1/7, 9ish a celebration of four years (minus about a week) of the weekly Small Beast nght at the Delancey, with legendary dark psychedelic rocker/Sonic Youth producer Martin Bisi, southwestern gothic rocker Lynn Wright from And the Wiremen, fearlessly assaultive cellist Valerie Kuehne, noir cabaret legends Little Annie and Sally Norvell and the NYC debut of up-and-coming banjoist Roman Wallfisch, free.

1/7, 9 PM phantasmagorical pianist Frank Carlberg’s Monk Dreams, Hallucionations and Nightmares at Tea Lounge in Park Slope – whoah, scary stuff!

1/8 6 PM edgy lyrical intense Nina Simona-influenced soul siren Alice Lee at the small room at the Rockwood

1/8-13, 7:30/9?30 PM luminouos flamenco jazz pianist Chano Dominguez with Dafnis Prieto at Dizzy’s Club, $35 tix available and worth it

1/8, 8 PM brilliant free jazz drummer Barry Altschul’s 70th birthday bash and cd release party and reunion of free jazz legends Brahma at Roulette: “the first half of this concert will be the “3dom Factor” with Jon Irabagon- tenor sax and Joe Fonda-bass and the second will be a rare performance by Brahma with Ray Anderson -trombone, and Mark Helias-bass who have not performed together for 30 years!” at Roulette.

1/8, 8 PM gypsy rockers Kagero at Radegast Hall.

1/8-11, 8/10 PM Donald Harrison, Ron Carter & Billy Cobham at th Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

1/8, 9 PM popwerpopstress Mikal Evans and band at Spike Hill.

1/8, 10:30 PM dark clever sometimes pretty savage third-stream piano jazz with the Danny Fox Trio at Caffe Vivaldi.

1/9, 6 PM the intriguing New Aires Tango project with chanteuse Malena Dayen and pianist David Rosenmeyer at Cornelia St. Cafe, $8 includes a drink which means it’s essentially a free show.

1/9 and 1/11, 7:30 PM female-fronted torchy hot jazz with the Hot Sardines at Joe’s Pub, $12

1/9–11 & 1/14-15, 8:30 PM, plus 1/13, 4 PM the world premiere of Muynammed Fairouz’ opera Sumeida’s Song, based on a harrowing, classic Arabic epic poem at Here, far west side of 6th Ave. past the park just south of Spring St., $20.

1/9, 9 PM clever female-fronted power trio the Happy Problem at Cake Shop.

1/9, 9:30 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors –  Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello – at the Mercury, $10

1/9, 9:30 PM tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

1/9, 9:30 PM edgy, eclectic pianist Gerald Clayton leads a quartet with Mark Turner – tenor;  Matt Brewer – bass; Obed Calvaire – drums at Smalls.

1/9, 10 PM psychedelic latin soul bandleader Damian Quinones – who just put out one of 2012’s best albums – at Freddy’s

1/10, 7:30 PM cellist Scott Kluksdahl and pianist Noreen Polera play a program featuring composers influenced by Nadia Boulanger: Lasser, Berstein, Boulanger, Piazzolla at WMP Concert Hall, $20.

1/10-11, 7:30/9:30 PM, B3 groovemeister Dr. Lonnie Smith with his trio at the Jazz Standard. 1/12-13 he’s with his octet, $25 ($30 on the weekend)

1/10, 8 PM saxophonist Dan Block with pianist Ted Rosenthall, bassist Chris Haney, guitarists Saul Rubin and Paul Meyers, drummer Tim Horner and vibraphonist Mark Sherman at Zebulon Sound and Light, 223 W 28th St

1/10, 8:30  PM haunting southwestern gothic rock with And the Wiremen at Bowery Electric, $10

1/10, 9 PM Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek rembetiko followed by massive ten-piece Balkan brass groove monsters Veveritse at the Jalopy, $10.

1/10, 9 PM pianist Eugene Marlow and his latin/Jewish jazz band the Heritage Ensemble at Caffe Vivaldi.

1/10, 10 PM, hilarious cowpunk/honkytonk band Uncle Leon & the Alibis go back to where it all began at Hank’s.

1/10, 10ish retro guitar genius Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Rodeo Bar.

1/10, 11 PM oldtime honkytonk and pre-tockabilly sounds with the Weal and Woe at Union Hall, $8.

1/10, 11ish  sardonic female-fronted  postpunk band the Hard Nips at Shea Stadium.

1/11-12/2013 Winter Jazzfest is just around the corner: it’s the time of year when for a couple of days, all the cheesy Bleecker St. venues turn into a mecca for good jazz. Your best bet is the $45 two-day pass, available at the Poisson Rouge box office; $35 single-day passes are also available. An insanely good bunch of bands, from the oldest oldschool to the new: Hazmat Modine, the Cookers, Amir ElSaffar, Catherine Russell, Marc Cary, Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra, the James Carter organ trio, Ibrahim Malouf, Roy Nathanson’s Sotto Voce, Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence, dozens more, the whole concert calendar is here.

1/11, 7 PM Songs for Unusual Creatures – a playful, tuneful, eclectic Songs for Ice Cream Trucks  instrumental spinoff – followed at 8 by Buryatian/Mongolian singer Namgar, twin trombone dub monsters Super Hi-Fi at 9:30 and then catchy, politically astute Mexican-American janglerockers Pistolera at 11 at Barbes. Wow.

1/11-13 & 16–18, 7:30 PM Soldier Songs:  an evening-length multimedia event from composer/guitarist David T. Little that combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused concert music, and animation drawn from interviews with veterans of five wars at the Schimmel Center at Pace University on Spruce St. downtown, $30 tix avail

1/11, 7:30 PM last year’s Maqam Fest was arguably the best NYC concert of 2012 and this one promises to be as good. On the bill: haunting, cutting-edge pan-levantine band Salaam; brilliant Turkish classical multi-instrumentliast Ahmet Erdogdular; New Andalucia, who blend flamenco and Arabic styles; Balkan/gypsy rockers Eva Salina fronted by charismatic, bewitching singer Eva Salina Primack; Amino Belyamani’s SSAHHA playing microtonal Moroccan grooves; and the all-star Alwan Arab Music Ensemble jamming out classical music from Cairo, Aleppo and Baghdad at Alwan for the Arts, early arrival very highly advised, $30 adv tix highly rec. at the box office downtown at 16 Beaver St, 4th Fl.

1/11, 8 PM quirky torchy cabaret-pop and chamber rock with  Grace McLean & Them Apples followed eventually by jazz violinist Zach Brock and band at the small room at the Rockwood.

1/11, 8 PM Steven Beck plays Charles Wuorinen solo piano works at the Stone, $10.

1/11, 9 PM dark, lyrically-driven, female-fronted acoustic blues/country band the Sometime Boys followed by the Tara Lynne Band with the SBs’ Sarah Mucho on bass at Fifth Estate, 506 5th Avenue (12th/13th Sts), Park Slope, Brooklyn, free

1/11, 9 PM Jan Bell – whose new album Dream of the Miner’s Child is the best thing she’s ever done – plays with her band the Maybelles at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

1/11, 9 PM dark hypnotic downtempo piano rock grooves with pianist Eve Lesov and her trio at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, free.

1/11, 9 PM indie chamber-folk band Colorform – who combine live painting with their pensively tuneful songs – at Trash

1/11-12, 9 PM popular Boston country band Session Americana at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

1/11, 10 PM amazing Balkan/klexmer/psychedelic brass band Klezwoods followed at 11 by ferocious, tuneful female-fronted gypsy punk/noir cabaret band Amour Obscurat Spike Hill.

1/11, 10 PM impassioned yet wickedly subtle, politically conscious oldschool-style soul crooner Preachermann & the Revival – best known for his 2007 album Negroes Stay Crunchy in Milk – at Shrine. Sort of the missing link between late-period Marvin Gaye and Gil Scott-Heron.

1/11, 10 PM dark ex-Norden Bombsight Americana/noir/punk chanteuse Raquel Bell at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park, $10.

1/11, 11 PM half of the Golden Festival’s best Balkan brass acts: Zlatne Uste, Raya Brass Band, Frank London’s Klezmer All-Stars and the NY Gypsy All-Stars play a benefit for the Turkish Miles Davis, Selim Sesler (who needs a heart transplant) at Drom

1/11, half past midnight, eclectic jazz cellist Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy at the Blue Note, $10.

1/12, 2:30 PM new music ensemble Lunatics at Large with soprano Christine Moore, pianist Kathleen Tagg, flutist Laura Falzon play works by new composers with roots across the Middle Easter including Karim Al-Zand, Kinan Azmeh, Halim El-Dabh, Bushra El-Turk, Mohammed Fairouz, Zaid Jabri and Kareem Roustom plus live painting by visual artist Kevork Mourad at Bruno Walter Auditorium, Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza/111 Amsterdam Avenue, FREE!!

1/12, 7 PM a rare candlelight salon concert of classical and Romantic wind music on period instruments by chamber ensemble Grand Harmonie in the parlor of the reputedly haunted Merchants House Museum,  29 E 4th St., $20, limited seating, rsvp highly recommended. Spooky fun!

1/12, 7 PM arguably the best concert of 2013 – and it’s only January, and it’s only $10. Thank the devil the booking agents are in town for the convention. On the bill: twin trombone deep dub band Super Hi-Fi at 7, wild Mexican polka crew Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at 8, Black Masala (a spinoff of dub reggae band See-I) at 9, the incomparably fun Peruvian psychedelic surfsters Chicha Libre at 10, intense metal cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at 11 at Drom.

1/12, 7:30/9:30 PM ambitoius, smart tenor sxophonist Patrick Cornelius with Orrin Evans’ rhythm sectio, Ben Wolfe on bass and Donald Edwards on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

1/12, 8 PM holy mother of G-d, what a doublebill: Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and the Klezmatics at the 92YTribeca, $20.

1/12, 8 PM snarling Bollywood-influenced punk rockers Yankee Bang Bang followed eventually at 10 by the sizzling Taiwanese art-metal instrumentals of the Hsu-Nami at the Knitting Factory, $8.

1/12, 8 PM Americana guitar genius Will Scott followed at 10 by equally fiery Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita at 69 Jay St. Bar

1/12, 8 PM eclectic New Orleans cellist/jazz bandleader Helen Gillet at Barbes followed eventually at 10 by cumbia band Chia’s Dance Party.

1/12, 8 PM, repeating 1/13, 2 PM violinist Johnny Gandelsman (of Brooklyn Rider) and pianist Ethan Iverson play Brahms sonatas at Bargemusic, $35.

1/12, 8:30 PM what is brilliant flamenco jazz pianist Ariadna Castellanos doing at little Caffe Vivaldi? Better get there early if you want to get in.

1/12, 9 PM NYC’s original punk marching band, Hungry March Band open for gypsy/circus punk orchestra Mucca Pazza at Littlefield, $14.

1/12,9 PM eclectic worldbeat/desert blues banjo player Jayme Stone plays the Jalopy with his group, $10.

1/12 9ish intense, dark psychedelic art-rocker (and Sonic Youth producer) Martin Bisi with his band at Grand Victory in Williamsburg

1/12, 9:30 PM weirdest segue of the year: intense, politically aware cello rockers Rasputina and then GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan (with a full band) at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen, $25 gen adm. What the hell, they both have good lyrics.

1/12 10 PM charismatic bandleader Sekouba and his massive roots reggae group play African francophone reggae at Shrine

1/12, 10 PM Fred Sherry and Meaghan Burke play duo works and improvisations for cello at the Stone, $10.

1/12, 10 PM New Orleans’ Stooges Brass Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

1/12, 10:30 PM dark retro 80s rocker Alfonso Velez at Hill Country,

1/12, 11ish twangy purist Americana rocker Mick Hargreaves and the King Guys at Rodeo Bar.

1/12, 11ish psychedelic funk and soul with the MK Groove Orchestra at Spike Hill, $5.

1/12, 11:30 PM House of Waters plays psychedelic worldbeat dulcimer music followed eventually at half past midnight by Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group -at the big room at the Rockwood.

1/13, 2:15 PM Los Pleneros de la 21 play classic Puerto Rican plena and bomba at Flushing Town Hall, $12.

1/13, 3 (three) PM elegant chamber pop and indie classical themes with the Parkington Sisters at the small room at the Rockwood.

1/13, 5 PM darklly adventurous baritone saxophonist Charles Evans leadds a trio at Something Jazz Club, $10.

1/13, 6 PM Frank London’s Latin-Yiddish band, OY – NYC (La Orquesta Yiddish de Nueva York), featuring Arturo O’Farrill at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

1/13, 8 PM a phenomenal free doublebill: haunting Turkish and Armenian string band the Secret Trio followed by Bulgarian chanteuse Vlada Tomova’s equally gripping Balkan Tales at Drom, rsvp reqd

1/13, 9 PM psychedelic funk with the People’s Champs followed at 10:30 PM by NYC’s only all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Barbes.

1/13, 10 PM tuneful, high energy electric Americana rockers American Aquarium at the Mercury, $12.

1/14, 7 PM Jerome O’Brien of the late, great Dog Show plays his ferociously literate, vintage R&B/punk influenced songs at Zirzamin

1/14, 7 PM Transatlantic Ensemble (clarinetist Mariam Adam and pianist Evelyn Ulex ) team up with Argentine bandoneon player and composer JP Jofre for the cd release show for their new one Crossing America, feat. works by Jofre, Jeff Scott, Paquito D’Rivera, Robert Schumann and Rodian Schtschedrin.at Steinway Hall, 109 W 57th St. free but res req.

1/14, 7 PM intense, tuneful Lebanese/French trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf and ensemble playing haunting Middle Eastern jazz at the Lycee Francaise, 505 E 75th St. east of York Ave., $35, expensive but worth it.

1/14, 7 PM Nellie McKay at the big room at the Rockwood, $20.

1/14, 7:30 PM the Horszowski Trio – Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano – play Mozart:  Trio in B flat Major, K. 502; Shostakovich:  Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8 and Dvorak:  Trio in F Minor, Op. 65 at Music Mondays at Advent Church, 93rd St/Bwy, free

1/14, 8 PM oldschool multimedia extravaganza: Trio Kavak and the Claremont Trio play works inspired by art and poetry including Helen Grime’s Three Whistler Miniatures plus pieces by Donald Crockett, Gabriela Lena Frank, Sean Shepherd and Fang Man along with live painting by Kevork Mourad at Roulette

1/14, 9 PM popular, edgy Americana chanteuse Shelby Lynne at City Winery, $30 standing room avail.

1/14, 9 PM the lush, atmospheric, brilliantly arranged JC Sanford Jazz Orchestra on their home turf at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

1/14, 9 PM drummer Joe Hertenstein‘s HNH with bassist Pascal Niggenkemper and trumpet powerhouse Thomas Heberer at Shapeshifter Lab; they’ll be a Spectrum on Ludlow St. on 1/25 at 9.

1/14, 9:30 a rare smaller club date for brilliant third stream jazz pianist Kenny Werner, who leads a trio at Smalls.

1/14, 10 PM trumpeter Steven Bernstein’s increasingly noir soundtrack-inspired Sex Mob at 55 Bar

1/14, 10ish welll-loved humorous Canadian grasscore band the Duhks at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

1/15, 2 (two) PM Giora Schmidt, violin with Rohan De Silva, piano play the first sonatas of Beethoven, Schumann and Fauré, as well as a Ysaÿe’s adaptation of Saint-Saëns’ Valse-Caprice at Merkin Concert Hall, $18

1/15, 7 PM wild violin/brass Balkan band Sherita at Barbes followed at 9 by the considerably larger and even louder Slavic Soul Party

1/15, 1/17 and 1/27 oldtime acoustic blues multi-instrumentalist Blind Boy Paxton plays Terra Blues at 7

1/15, 7:30 PM in the wake of the recent loss of composer Simeon ten Holt, six-piano ensemble Grand Band – Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore, and Isabelle O’Connell – dedicate their entire program at le Poisson Rouge to his epic piece for multiple keyboards, Canto Ostinato, $15 adv tix very highly rec. Everybody should see this titanic group at least once and this is something that was more or less made for them.

1/15, 7:30/9:30 PM Cristina Pato plays Galician bagpipes, piano, flute and sings along with her band: Víctor Prieto, accordion; Edward Pérez – bass; Eric Doob – drums; John Hadfield – percussion  at the Jazz Standard, $20

1/15,7:30 PM the Escher Quartet plays Prokofiev: String Quartet No.2 in F, Op.92  (‘Kabardinian’); Zemlinsky: String Quartet No.2, Op.15; Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2, (‘Razumovsky’) at the Austrial Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req

1/15, 8 PM six-piano ensemble Grand Band (Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore, and Isabelle O’Connell): performing Simeon ten Holt’s “Canto Ostinato” at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec. Their massive sound is something that everybody should experience at least once.

1/15, 8 PM Trio Kavak play premieres and works by Andrew Struck-Marcell and Fang Man followed by the Claremont Trio  performing works by Sean Shepherd, Gabriela Lena Frank, Helen Grime and the NY premiere of Donald Crockett’s Night Scenes (2009) plus live painting by Kevork Mourad at Roulette.

1/15, 8:30 PM dark songwriter/chanteuse Elisa Flynn hosts a very cool evening at the Way Station in Ft. Greene: 15 artists each play a single classic murder ballad and then retell it from a 2013 perspective. On the bill: Sarah Bisman, Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne, Emily Duff, Elisa Flynn, Lys Guillorn, the Halsey Hellhounds, Valerie Kuehne, Maharajah Sweets, Alex Mallet, Chris Q. Murphy, Painless Parker, Danny Tuss, Paul Ryan, Whiskey Ginger, and Spiff Wiegand.

1/15, 8:30/10:30 PM Bria Skonberg on trumpet with Matt Munisteri on guitar and Sean Cronin on bass at the Bar Next Door, $12.

1/15, 9 PM effervescent, jaunty Moonlighters-esque oldtimey band the Leftover Cuties at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

1/15, 10:30 PM transgressive comic agitator Tammy Faye Starlite is Nico in Chelsea Madchen, her irreverent yet surprisingly haunting evocation of the doomed chanteuse at the Cutting Room, $20. This show has played on both coasts and was absolutely riveting this past spring at the Duplex here.

1/16, 9 PM Black Prairie play gypsy rock at Union Hall, $15.

1/16, 9:30ish torchy, jaunty oldtimey swing with Miss Tess and the Talkbacks at Rodeo Bar. They’re also here on 1/22, same time.

1/16, 10 PM dark Americana duo Whitehorse – Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet – at Hill Country, $12

1/17-18, 7:30/9:30 PM drummer extraordinaire Jeff “Tain” Watts leads a quartet with Mark Whitfield – guitar; Manuel Valera – piano; Yunior Terry Cabrera – bass at the Jazz Standard, $25-30. 1/19-20 he’s with his rarely convened big band here, not to be missed.

1/17, 7:30 PM Luis Perdomo solo on piano followed by Seamus Blake leading a quartet with Lage Lund – guitar , Chris Smith – bass , Nasheet Waits – drums at Smalls

1/17, 8 PM some of the best bands from this year’s Golden Festival spill over into Littlefield: ten-piece Veveritse Brass Band, psychedelic Balkan rockers Choban Elektrik, Maleshevski Zurli, Inspector Gadje, Zlatni Makedoncinja, no idea of the order of bands but they’re all good,  $10 dirt cheap for this kind of quality

1/17, 8 PM klezmer/bluegrass legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10.

1/17, 9 PM jangly female-fronted Mexican-American rockers Cordero at the Knitting Factory, $8.

1/17, 9 PM saxophonist Bonnie Kane’s assaultively fun Big Plastic Finger followed by bassist Shayna Dulberger and her Quartet at Goodbye Blue Monday

1/7, 9:30 PM punk-inspired electric bluegrass and country with Demolition String Band at Hill Country.

1/17, 10 PM dazzlingly eclectic virtuoso string ensemble Trio Tritticali play originals, Latin, Middle Eastern, jazz, pop/rock arrangements at Freddy’s.

1/17, 10 PM Crampsy ghoul-garage rockers Triple Hex at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg, $5.

1/18, 7:30/9:30 PM Dave Stryker on guitar with Jared Gold on organ and Steve Williams  on drums at the Bar Next Door. Interesting lineup: Stryker knows his blues inside out, will be interesting to see how far Gold pushes hin outside

1/18, 7:30 PM Glass Farm Ensemble play music by Willy Burkhard, Cesar Camarero, Cecile Marti, and Enjott Schneider for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion and piano at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs.

11/18, 8 PM the effervescent, theatrical, badass oldtimey Ukuladies at Barbes followed at 10:30 by the haunting harmony-driven pan-latin Las Rubias Del Norte – who have more than a bit of chicha in them since they share members with Chicha Libre.

1/18-19, 8 PM, repeating 1/20at 3 PM intense percussionist Alessanda Belloni’s hypnotic Tarantella Spider Dance extravaganza with Statospheerius violin powerhouse Joe Deninzon at Theatre for the New City, 155 1st Ave. (9th/10th), $25.

1/18, 8 PM sax adventurer Matana Roberts’ Coin Coin at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

1/18, 9 PM oldtime swing bandleader Seth Kessel, gypsy/latin/ska rockers Karikatura and psychedelic dulcimer band House of Waters at SRB in Gowanus/Sunset Park

1/18, 9 PM artsy, Americana-flavored, eclectic literate rockers Balthrop Alabama at Littlefield, $10.

1/18, 10ish dark Syd Barrett/Stooges-influenced neo garage rockers Obits at Rock Shop, $12.

1/18, 10 PM Judah Tribe play roots reggae at Shrine.

1/18-19, 10:30 PM debonair tenor saxman Harry Allen leads a quartet with  Joel Forbes – bass , Chuck Riggs – drums , Rossano Sportiello – piano at Smalls.

1/18, 11ish smart, tuneful female-fronted powerpop band Delusions of Grand Street at Bowery Electric

1/18, midnight, eclectic gypsy rockers Banda Magda at the small room at the Rockwood

1/19, 6 PM wind ensemble the Erik Satie Quartet – whose repertoire starts with Erik Satie, his times and beyond – at Barbes followed at 8 by the Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Group.

1/19, 6 PM guitarist Gerard Edery leads a trio with Meg Okura , violin, vocals;  Sean Kupisz , bass, cajon playing ancient Andalucian and Sephardic songs at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink.

1/19, 8 PM excellent torchy noir doublebill at le Poisson Rouge with inscrutable dark Americana chanteuse Marissa Nadler and torchy, lurid gothic art-rockers Elysian Fields, $15

1/19, 8 PM southwetern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs’ frontman Joe Yoga at Zirzamin.

1/19, 9 PM OMG what an amazing triplebill: Wendy Grifffiths’ dark, edgy, lyrical new wave-influenced rockers Changing Modes followed by intense, majestic, hauntingly anthemic art-rock band Of Earth followed by microtonal blues band Jane Lee Hooker at Spike Hill. These acts have absolutely nothing in common except that they are all brilliant.

1/19, 9 PM soaring Americana rocker/bandleader Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

1/19, 10ish intense tuneful female-fronted noiserock band Bugs in the Dark at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge.

1/19, 10ish roots reggae/deep dub favorites John Brown’s Body at Maxwell’s, $15 adv tix rec.

1/19, 10 PM pianist Steve Hudson‘s eclectic third-stream jazz Outer Bridge Ensemble at Union Hall, $10.

1/19, 11ish the Brooklyn What – the borough’s most exciting, ferociously tuneful, amusingly insightful anti-gentrification rockers play the album release show for their new one Hot Wine at Public Assembly, early arrival advised, this may sell out

1/19, midnight-ish, the best doublebill of the year so far: Slavic Soul Party and Raya Brass Band keep the Golden Fest vibes going at Freddy’s, free!

1/19, 2 AM-ish (actually wee hours of 1/20) for those of you in the neighborhood of Freddy’s Bar (and there are some of you out there) – there’s a Golden Festival after-party featuring either Raya Brass Band, Veveritse or some combination thereof for all you Balkan brass lovers who couldn’t afford the main festival – this party never stops…

1/20, 3 PM Rozna Zila and her drummers perform traditional Haitian trance music plus a discussion of the origins of voodoo at 138 S Oxford St., Ft. Greene, free.

1/20, 5 PM a wild and crazy Golden Fest afterparty concert with Pontic Firebird, the Wind of Anatolia at 6, Inspector Gadje at 7, psychedelic Balkan rockers Choban Electrik at 8 and then gypsy punks Kagero at Drom, $10, $5 if you have a Golden Fest ticket, what an amazing night.

1/20, 6 PM violinist Elektra Kurtis leads an ensemble with Benita Meshulam, piano;  Curtis Stewart, violin;  Alva Anderson, viola;  Akua Dixon, cello playing Bach, Bartok, Monk and her own cutting edge compositions at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. Followed at 8:30 PM by brilliant singer/composer Sara Serpa leading her new fado ensemble with pianist Kris Davis, seperate adm., same deal

1/20, 7 PM high-energy oldtime Connecticut Americana/roots/bluegrass band Poor Old Shine at the small room at the Rockwood.

1/20, 8 PM a good oldtime Americana bill at the big room at the Rockwood: Mamie Minch at 8, oldtime string band Spuyten Duyvil eventually at 10 and then the amazing, massive, always more eclectic M Shanghai String Band squeeze into the space at 11.

1/20, 8 PM a global avant jazz cast: Jorrit Dijkstra, Pandelis Karayorgis, Jeb Bishop, Nate McBride , Mary Oliver, and Han Bennink play Steve Lacy works at Roulette.

1/20, 10ish Talib Kweli with his band at SOB’s playing a Gil Scott-Heron tribute, $20.

1/20, 11 PM a “Smalls family jam session with: Spike Wilner – piano , Behn Gillece – vibraphone , Dezron Douglas – bass , Joey Saylor – drums , Melissa Aldana – tenor sax – good band!

1/20, 1 AM (presumably this means wee hours of 1/21) wild female noiserock band Out of Order at the Place Bar & Lounge, 269 Norman Ave, Greenpoint

1/21, an ostensibly allstar lineup TBA celebrates MLK Day at Symphony Space, free, watch this space for updates.

1/21, 9ish eclectic third-stream big band jazz with the Nathan Parker Smith Large Ensemble at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

1/21, 9ish at Public Assembly, loud squalling avant jazz in reverse order of appearance: Talibam!, Jerkagram, saxophonist Bonnie Kane’s Big Plastic Finger & Richard Papiercuts, $7

1/21, 9:30 PM, drummer Ari Hoenig leads a trio with Orlando Le Fleming – bass , Uri Caine – piano at Smalls

1/22, 7 PM gypsy jazz band Taarka at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party.

1/22, 8 PM bring earplugs to this evening of intriguing full frontal extemporaneous assault for those who like this kind of stuff: Matt Evans on sax, Tim Dahl on bass and Jason Nazary on drums to open the night followed at 9 by guitarist Andrew Hock with Davindar Singh on bari sax and Nick Pogurski on drums, at 10 Mick Barr shredding on amplified tar lute with Mike Pride on drums and then guitarist Ron Anderson with Stuart Popejoy on bass and keys and Michael Evans on drums at Jack, 505 ½ Waverly Ave., (Fulton/Atlantic), Ft. Greene, C or G to Clinton-Washington

1/22, 8:30 PM subtle bossa/torchsong songwriter Rachel Brotman and band play the cd release show for her new one at the big room at the Rockwood.

1/22, 10 PM deviously eclectic organ virtuoso Brian Charette on the B3 with Ed Cherry on guitar and Diego Voglino on drums at Iridium

1/23-27, 7:30/9:30 PM the justifiably acclaimed Vijay Iyer on the piano with his trio at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend). This is a great room to see him in.

1/23, 8 PM eclectic indie classical group Mimesis Ensemble plays Anna Clyne’s colorful, vibrant Primula Vulgaris (2010); Daniel Bernard Roumain’s Five Chairs and One Table (2008), a homage to Odetta, Miriam Makeba and the Obama kids; Mohammed Fairouz’s Unwritten (2010) for soprano and ensemble, on Socratic themes; and Alexandra du Bois’ Holocaust-themed Night Songs, String Quartet No. 3 (2005) at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $20

1/23, 8 PM clever, satirical all-female folk/pop band the Lascivious Biddies at the small room at the Rockwood

1/23-24, 8/10 PM hot gypsy jazz with the Hot Club of Detroit feat. chanteuse Cyrile Aimee at Iridium.

1/23, 8:30 PM viola virtuoso Ljova Zhurbin leads a trio with  Sam Sadigursky, clarinet;  Pablo Aslan, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

1/23, 9 PM chanteuse Shara Worden’s ethereal chamber pop band My Brightest Diamond at Bowery Ballroom, $18 dav tix rec. Worden is also at Merkin Concert Hall with a somewhat different band and a choir on 1/25 at 7 PM for $15.

1/23. 9 PM politically-fueled acoustic rockers Gillen & Turk and the fascinating Natalia Paruz a.k.a. the Saw Lady, opening the show and playing back to back asthe highlights of a benefit for Hurricane Sandy survivors at Spike Hill, some of the proceeds to benefit the Red Cross, sugg don. pay what you can.

1/23, midnight, tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger leads a damn good band with Glenn Zaleski – piano , Matt Pavolka – bass , Colin Stranahan – drums at Smalls.

1/24, 7:15 PM Hevreh Ensemble play haunting, ethereal global woodwind sounds at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec. Followed at 10 (separate admission) by high-voltage, theatrical gypsy punk orchestra Vagabond Opera, $12 adv tix rec.

1/24, 7:30 PM Lorin Maazel conducts the NY Philharmonic with Jennifer Koh on violin performing Tschaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet, Lutoslawski’s Chain 2: Dialogue for Violin & Orchestra and Shosatakovich’s savage Symphony No. 5 at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail. The concert repeats 1/25-26 at 8 PM

1/24, 7:30 PM the Attaca Quartet play John Adams works at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

1/24, 8 PM bassist Giacomo Merega plays a set of solo electric bass, titled Cosimo. No pedals – not that there’s anything wrong with that – testament to his ability that this might actually be interesting. Followed at 9 by the equally interesting Brad Shepik-Tom Beckham guitar-vibraphone duo at Lark Cafe, 1007 Church Ave (off E 11th St), Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Q to Beverly Road.

1/24, 8 PM whoever’s left of the original Wailers playing Bob Marley’s Survival in its entirety at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

1/24, 8 PM a performance by captivating, environmentally conscious indie classical composer Eve Beglarian with supporting cast TBA at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, free.

1/24, 8 PM perennially suave golden age hip-hop guy Big Daddy Kane at B.B. King’s, $20 adv tix rec. in case you can’t wait for him to make the rounds of the summer festivals later this year.

1/24, 9 PM high-voltage, theatrical gypsy-rock band Vagabond Opera at Drom, $12 adv tix highly rec.

1/24, 10 PM oldschool 60s psychedelic rock with the Growlers at the Knitting Factory, $15, all ages. They’re at Union Pool the following night, 1/25 at 11 for the same price.

1/25, 7 PM the Damocles Trio play Schumann, Dvorak and Korf at Third St. Music School Settlement, free.

1/25, 7 PM Shara Worden the Brooklyn Youth Chorus at the Greene Space is sold out

1/25, 7:30 PM guitarist Patrick Grant– creator of International Strange Music Day – plays new works including “a multi-movement journey that deconstructs and rebuilds the musical memes of the rock genre and dispels the myth of the traditional “guitar hero” at Turtle Bay Music School, 244 East 52nd, (btwn 2nd & 3rd Aves.).

1/25, 7:30 PM Iktus Percussion premieres new works written for the group by Matthew Welch, Joe Di Ponio, Matthew Hough, Levy Lorenzo, and Philip Schuessler at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St, Brooklyn Heights, any train to Borough Hall, $10.

1/25, 8 PM cellist Misha Quint and pianist Svetlana Gorokhovich play Nathan Davis’ new jazz-influenced Matryoshka Blues plus works by Prokofiev, Faure, Schnittke, de Falla, Scriabin and others at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $35 tix avail.

1/25 pianist Uri Caine and the Sirius Quartet play intriguing chamber jazz pieces at Shapeshifter Lab, 8/9:30 PM, $12

1/25, 8:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Haydn: Concerto for Cello No. 1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1 – Alexandra Jones, cello; Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite, Op. 60 at St. Paul’s Church at 315 West 22nd Street. The program repeats at 7:30 PM on 1/26, switching out the Haydn for the Shostakovich Concerto for Cello No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107, $25 sugg don.

1/26, 7:15 PM 7:15 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

1/26, 7:30 PM “teen alt-classical sensations” Face the Music (who are actually very good) team up with mighty percussion ensemble ICE, performing George Lewis’s Artificial Life 2007 followed by fiery violinist Carla Kihlstedt, who plays with her band Causing a Tiger and then with ICE, with a series of new compositions exploring the world of dreams at Merkin Concert Hall, $25.

1/26, 7:30 PM alto saxophonist Virginia Mayhew leads a quintet with  Noah Bless – trombone , Ed Cherry – guitar , Mike Karn – bass , Andy Watson – drums at Smalls.

1/26, 8 PM this singer is amazing: “avant-chanteuse Carol Lipnik’s reverb drenched multi-octave dramatic vocals paired with Matt Kanelos’ minimalist and ecstatic piano stylings and vocal harmonies artfully deconstruct, explore, and reinvent apocalyptic cover songs by such artists as Leonard Cohen, Brian Eno, Michael Hurley, Richard Thompson, Wilco, Wall Of Voodoo, Tim Buckley, and introducing some brand new originals. At the Abrons Arts Ctr., 466 Grand St. at Pitt, LES, $20

1/26, 8 PM Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies followed at 10 by the increasingly diverse Cumbiagra at Barbes.

1/26, 8 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra plays Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 and Sibelius’ The Tempest at NJPAC in Newark, $20 tix avail.

1/26, 8 PM eclectic Americana chanteuse Tift Merritt collaborates and improvises alogn with the llive painting of Anne Schuleit at the 92YTribeca, $25

1/26, 8 PM New York Polyphony sing secret underground Catholic masses by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd for four voices at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St, $35 adv tix highly rec. at the Miller Theatre box ofc.

1/26, 8 PM opening night at Big Road in Chelsea, 235 West 23rd St with blues from Solomon’s Band of Brothers and Big Road Blues Band, Irish chanteuse Mary Deady, the Bernardo Palumbo Conjunto playing latin jazz and high-energy oldtimey band Apocalypse Five and Dime, $10

1/26, 9 PM eclectic blues/country/rockers American String Conspiracy at Freddy’s.

1/26, 10 PM the Biscuit Grabbers – that’s Huck Johnson (upright bass) and Matt Thomas (guitar and steel ) from Wayne Hancock’s band plus Katy Rose McComb from Shotgun Party at 68 Jay St. Bar.

1/26, 10 PM Unlimited Force play roots reggae at Shrine.

1/26, half past midnight Chris Massey & the NJP with Melissa Aldana guesting on tenor sax at the Blue Note.

1/27, 3 PM reliably cutting-edge indie classical pianist Lisa Moore plays a premiere by Martin Bresnick plus works by Haydn, Schumann, Scriabin, Janacek and Kitzke tht he lovely, intimate Church of the Transfiguration, 29th St. off 5th Ave., $25/$15 stud

1/27,  4 PM the NY Chamber Ensemble – Alan R. Kay, clarinet; Eliot Bailen, violincello; Margaret Kampmeier, piano, perform Beethoven’s Trio, op. 11, Bernstein’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and Brahms’s Clarinet Trio, op. 114 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

1/27, 5 PM Trio Cleonice – pianist Emely Phelps, violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck and cellist Gwen Krosnick – play Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 2;’ Richard Wernick: Piano Trio No. 1; Dvorak: Piano Trio Op. 65 at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow

1/27, 7 PM high-energy flamenco worldbeat sounds with Nacho Arimany New World-Jazz Quartet at Drom, $20

1/27, 7:30 PM pianist Armen Donelian leads an intriguing trio with David Clark – bass , George Schuller – drums at Smalls

1/27, 8 PM Sophie Salonika: “woodwind master and vocalist Jessica Lurie joins with multi-instrumentalist, sound sculpturist and vocalist Katie Down to create a new group with hints of Sephardic melodies intertwined with original tunes. On percussion is Chris Stromquist of Slavic Soul Party fame, and the fabulous Marika Hughes on cello and voice,” at Barbes followed at 9 by gyupsy guitar virtuoso Stephane Wrembel

1/27, 8 PM excellent Americana-flavored melodic jazz with Old Time Musketry doing the cd release show for their brilliant new one at the Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St. in Williamsburg

1/27, 8 PM the improvisational, multistylistic Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orchestra at Roulette

1/27-30, 8 PM intense percussionist Alessanda Belloni’s hypnotic Tarantella Spider Dance extravaganza at Theatre for the New City, 155 1st Ave. (9th/10th), $25.

1/27, 9ish coy, torchy oldtime swing sounds with Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Rodeo Bar.

1/27, 10 PM pianist Frank Carlberg leads a trio with Joe Morris (guitar) Luther Gray (drums) Pascal Niggenkemper (bass) at the Stone, $10.

1/28, 7:30 PM Ambrosia Parsley plays her unique blend of Americana and nebulous, noirish indie janglerock at the big room at the Rockwood

1/28, 9:30ish soulful country chanteuse Karen Hudson and band at Rodeo Bar.

1/29-30, 7:30/9:30 PM bassist Ben Williams & Sound Effect with Marcus Strickland – sax; Alex Wintz – guitar; Christian Sands – piano; John Davis – drums at the Jazz Standad, $20.

1/29, 7:30 PM piano trio Merlin Ensemble Wien play music by Messiaen and Till Alexander Korber (including a US premiere) at the Austrial Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res. req.

1/29, 8 PM an eclectic evening of music from the Western classical and Middle Eastern traditions featuring two rising stars of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra: clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and violinist Michael Barenboim (Daniel Barenboim’s youngest son) at le Poisson Rouge

1/29, 8 PM the Da Capo Chamber Players perform classical works by contemporary black composers Wendell Logan, Valerie Coleman, Nkeiru Okoye, Jeffrey Mumford, Alvin Singleton at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud/srs

1/29, 8 PM sick Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts– who mix straight-up rock versions of her schlockiest 80s crap with acoustic covers of her country classics – at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

1/29, 9:30 PM recently resurrected Pittsburgh no-wave band Stick Against Stone Orchestra at Joe’s Pub, $TBA – did they ever play NYC before during their 80s heyday? Maybe not. Obscure music history could be made tonight; their long-awaited, unreleased album from almost 30 years ago is finally due out and it’s a blast.

1/29, 10 PM Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (Marc Ribot, Shahzad Ismaily, Ches Smith) at Union Pool, $10, warming up for their latest European tour.

1/29, 10 PM microtonal saxophonist Noah Kaplan leada a quartet with Joe Morris (guitar) Giacomo Merega (electric bass) Jasoc Nazary (drums) at the Stone, $10

1/29, 10ish the high-powereed, original CSC Funk Band at Death by Audio.

1/30, 7 PM piano trio Merlin Ensemble Wien play works by Schoenberg, Mendelssohn, Zemlinsky at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, $15/$12 stud/srs

1/30, 7:30 PM Americana rockers Mary Lee’s Corvette revisits the tenth anniversary of their classic landmark live recording of Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks at Joe’s Pub, $15. Having been at the concert that’s on the album, it was the best show of that year and maybe of the decade. No joke. Shattering stuff, Mary Lee Kortes’ wail will blow you away, $15 adv tix a must.

1/30, 7:30 PM Electric Junkyard Gamelan’s Terry Dame does some kind of “weird music” series at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene, whatever it is it has to be good.

1/30, 9 PM Bobtown guitarist Karen Dahlstrom – whose haunting solo album Gem State, a collection of original oldtime style folk songs set in historic Idaho, is one of the best Americana records of recent years – at LIC Bar

1/30, 9ish all-female South Bronx funk-punk legends ESG’s final show ever at Bowery Electric, $25 adv tix rec.

1/30, 9 PM powerhouse violin metal group Stratospheerius at Shrine.

1/30, 9:30ish the NYCity Slickers play harmony-driven bluegrass at Rodeo Bar

1/31, 7:30 PM Hank Williams-influenced Canadian oldschool country/blues chanteuse Lindi Ortega at Joe’s Pub, $15.

1/31, 8 PM three sea chantey bands on one bill?!? The Johnson Girls followed at 9 by Geoff Kaufman – “one of today’s great voices in maritime music” – and then at 10 by Shapiro’s Shanty Shakedown”,  a 7-piece band with brass quartet, accordion, banjo and percussion.at the Jalopy, $10

1/31, 8 PM trumpeter Frank London and guitarist Jeremiah Lockwood’s cantorial rock/jazz project Songs of Zebulon (no relation to the now-shuttered venue) at the Firehouse Space, 246 Richardson St., Williamsburg, $10

1/31, 8 PM two contrastingly eclectic artists leading trios with bass and drums: tropically -inclined vibraphonist Tyler Blanton followed by edgy eclectic saxophonist Geoff Vidal at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

1/31, 8:30 PM tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s.

1/31, 9 PM Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play salsa jazz grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10.

1/31, 9:30 PM bassist Omer Avital & Band of the East play his edgy Middle Eastern jazz compositions at Smalls.

1/31, 10 PM wild violin/accordion duo Skogen play Balkan music at Shrine

1/31, 11ish noir ska ensemble Tri-State Conspiracyat the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall.

1/31, midnight the Brew – excellent, trippy, majestic oldschool 70s style art-rock band – at Sullivan Hall, $10

2/1, 7 PM eclectic pianist/songwriter Lee Feldman plays selections from Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier Book II, original music including Duo for Two Violins and the world premiere of Joel Forrester’s newly commissioned piece Tease for Two at Third St. Music School Settlement, free.

2/1, 7:30 PM ferocoiusly intense Italian gypsy band Canzonieri Grecanico Salentino at the Schimmel Center on Spruce St. downtown at Pact University; $35 tix, but give them promotion code 5off  at the box office and get a $5 discount.

2/1, 7:30 PM legendary Colombian feminist performance artist Maria Evelia Marmolejo premieres a politically-fueled 1981 piece: “The artist is using the space to connect her personal experience of a violent, chaotic past to a present time marked by great technological advances, but where the dynamics of social violence remain or have worsened.” at MAAS, 36-01 36 Ave. 3rd Floor North. Long Island City. 2/2, 5 PM there’s a talk with the artist plus audience Q&A.

2/1, 8 PM an Edward Said tribute concert at the Miller Theatre with Daniel Barenboim and members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra., $25; Barenboim leads a pre-performance discussion of the great thinker at 7.

2/1, 8 PM Matt Siffert at ZIrzamin: songwriter with string quartet. Don’t let the gentle voice fool you, he’s got bite and the arrangements are gorgeous

2/1, 9 PM fiery, ecstatic, brass-driven live banghra funk orchestra Red Baraat at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec.

2/1, 10 PM fiery, lyrical anthemic rockers Wormburner at Arlene’s. If Springsteen was still writing the great songs he used to write 30 years ago, he’d sound like Wormburner.

2/1, 10 PM dark art-rock pianist/songwriter Eve Lesov at Sidewalk

2/2, 4 PM a feast of new classical works at the Music of Now Festival at Symphony Space feat., $20, too many artists/composers to list here, the complete eight-hour lineup is here.

2/2, 7 PM violinist and Salomé Chamber Orchestra co-founder Sean Avram Carpenter and violist David Aaron Carpenter, playing period instruments currently on display for the first time in the museum’s musical instruments section, are the soloists in Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $35 adv tix very highly rec., this will sell out.

2/2., 8 PM Single Red Cent play edgy, biting, lyrically smart, sometimes really funny, bouncy/funky postpunk at Santos Party House

2/2, 8 PM third stream experimental jazz with composer Laura Andel collaborating with Daniel Binelli (bandoneon), Elliott Sharp (guitars), Carl Maguire (Fender Rhodes), Andrew Drury (percussion), Richard Garet (video art) at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

2/2, 9/10:30 PM lyrical cutting-edge jazz pianist Kris Davis plays the cd release show for her new one with Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax;  Mat Maneri, viola;  Eivand Opsvik, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

2/2, 9ish the Cannabis Cup Reggae Band at B.B. King’s playing a Bob Marley birthday tribute show, $25 adv tix rec.

2/2, 11ish (you know Nublu – guess the time, it’s probably late) fun, high-energy, eclectically entertaining gypsy punk/oldtime swing band Kagero plays the cd release show for their long-awaited new one at Nublu

2/2, 9:30 PM smart, politically aware newschool bluegrass harmony crew 2/3 Goat at Hill Country.

2/3, 3 PM the Momenta Quartet with amazing, charismatic pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen at Flusing Town Hall, $15.

2/3, 4 PM the Alba Consort plays classic Sephardic and Armenian tunes, featuring virtuoso oudist Haig Magnookian at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

2/3, 7 PM brilliant Americana guitarist and wry, clever, eclectic songwriter Homeboy Steve Antonakos plays the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin, 7 PM, free.

2/4, 8 PM an avant garde summit: Alarm Will Sound, Argento Ensemble, Either/Or, International Contemporary Ensemble, JACK Quartet and Talea Ensemble play Marc-André Dalbavie’s Fantaisies plus Periodes by Gérard Grisey with Michel Galante conducting the Argento Ensemble, Giacinto Scelsi’s Pranam II (1973) played by Either/Or led by Richard Carrick, Matthias Pintscher’s Study IV for Treatise on the Veil (2009) with the JACK Quartet, Olga Neuwirth’s Hooloomooloo (1997) with Eduardo Leandro conducting the Talea Ensemble, and Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel with Alarm Will Sound at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

2/4, 8:30ish a rare free concert by members of the the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, program TBA at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

2/4, 9:30 PM Sandra Lilia Velasquez of Pistolera plays the album release show for her imaginative, eclectic yet purist Mexican-tinged new janglepop  ep with Meshell Ndegeocello on bass at Joe’s Pub, $15

2/5, 7 PM Kevin Puts and ensemble perform works by David Lang, Harold Meltzer, Derek Bermel, Tarik O’Regan, Andrew Austin and Missy Mazzoli at the Robbins Theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, W. 37th between 9th and 10th Ave., $10

2/5, 8 PM violist Nadia Sirota leads an ensemble playing the album release show for her new one, Baroque, featuring contemporary composers  Daníel Bjarnason, Paul Corley, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, and Shara Worden, at the Kitchen, $15.

2/5-10, 8/10:30 PM bassist Ron Carter leads a quartet with Renee Rosnes, piano; Payton Crossley, drums; Rolando Morales-Matos, percussion at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

2/6, 7:30 PM Frank London (trumpet) and Lorin Sklamberg (vocals, accordion) of the radical klezmer band, Klezmatics, join jazz pianist Rob Schwimmer doing their own radical reinterpretations of classic Jewish liturgical themes at Symphony Space, $30 adv tix req.

2/6, 7:30 PM uneasy new pastorales with Sarah Kirkland Snider and Orchestra for the Next Century; the composer also plays with Clogs for a a stripped-down trio set at Merkin Concert Hall, $25.

2/6, 8 PM the raw, hard-hitting Hard Times play roots reggae at Shrine.

2/6, 8:30 PM check out this lineup, sparks will be flying but in a purist and articulate way: Mike Baggetta – guitar; Jason Rigby – saxophones; Jeremy Stratton – bass; George Schuller – drums at Seeds, 617 Vanderbilt Ave (Bergen/St. Marks), Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, $10, B/Q to 7th Ave.

2/6, 9 PM S t. Croix roots reggae stars Midnite play a Bob Marley bday celebration at SOB’s

2/6, 10:30 PM eclectic, edgy guitarist Travis Reuter with  Peter Evans, trumpet;  Miles Okazaki, guitar;  Jeremy Viner, tenor sax;  Danny Sher, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

2/7, 7:30 PM darkly torchy chanteuse Peg Simone followed by intense, lyrically haunting Americana soul rocker Matt Keating at Zirzamin

2/7, 7:30 PM fiery jazz pianist/composer Bobby Avey premieres his jazz suite, Authority Melts from Me inspired by Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution, at Symphony Space, $30/$15 for 25 and under

2/7, 8:30 PM Americana jazz maven and saxophonist Jeremy Udden plays the cd release show for his new one with Brandon Seabrook, banjo;  Jeremy Stratton, bass;  Kenny Wollesen, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

2/8, 7 PM politically fueled, smart powerpop /Americana rocker Neil Nathan at Bowery Electric, $8.

2/8, 7 PM pianist Edmund Arkus plays music by Mendelssohn, Haydn and Liszt at Third St. Music School Settlement, free

2/8, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra with pianist Di Wu performs Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2; conductor Guerguan Tsenov concludes the program with Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 at Symphony Space, $20/$14 stud/srs.

2/8, 9/10:30 PM Boston free jazz legends the Fringe – George Garzone, bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gulotti, who absolutely slayed at Winter Jazzfest back in January – at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

2/8, 10 PM clever, artsy, ethereal and often haunting indie pop band Clare & the Reasons at Littlefield, $10

2/8, 10ish unstoppable 80s postpunk legends the Wedding Present play Hit Parade and other material at Maxwell’s, $15 adv tix rec.

2/9, 7 PM the Ebony Hillbillies, NYC’s only black oldtime country/bluegrass band,  at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

2/9, 8 PM perennially intense, relevant literate glamrock songwriter Ian Hunter at City Winery, $30 standing room avail.

2/9, 8 PM Ensemble Mise-En plays an enticing bill of world and US premieres: Quinn Collins – Summer Music for chamber orchestra ; Elliott Schwartz – Texture; Hans Abrahamsen -String Quartet No. 3; Edison Denisov (Russia) Five Studies for Bassoon Solo; Bent Sørensen – Ständchen (2007, at the Cell Theatre,  338 W 23rd St (8th & 9th Aves, free, early arrival very highly advised

2/9, 8 PM an all-Sofia Gubaidulina program performed by International Contemporary Ensemble  with the charismatic Rebekah Heller solo on bassoon at the Miller Theatre, $25.

2/9, 8:30ish intense oldtimey band Roosevelt Dime, ferocious outlaw country/psychedelic rockers the Newton Gang, Gangstagrass and the eclectic, artsier, more rock-oriented Hollows at the Bell House  $15

2/10, 3 PM the Park Ave. Chamber Symphony plays an all-Beethoven program:
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 and No. 7 with Piano Concerto No. 4 feat. Spencer Myer, piano in the middle at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

2/10, 5 (five) PM soulful, politically spot-on African roots reggae with Meta and the Cornerstones at the  Canal Room, $10.

2/12, half past noon Kentucky organist Wesley Roberts plays a free recital , program TBA at Central Synagogue, 54th/Lexington Ave.

2/13, 7 PM eclectic jazz/Americana violinist Charlie Burnham’s Hidden City at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

2/13, 7:30 PM the MSM Brass Orchestra with special guest Peter Evans on trumpet at the Borden Auditorium at Manhattan School of Music, free, early arrival advised

2/13, 8 PM up-and-coming tenor saxophonist Joel Miller makes his NYC debut with an all-star cast: trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, pianist Gary Versace, bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Greg Ritchie at Shapeshifter Lab.

2/13, 8 PM haunting, politically astute Malagasy chanteuse/songwriter Razia Said at Shrine.

2/14, 7:30 PM the Cassatt Quartet, joined by Vermeer Quartet cellist Marc Johnson play a new quintet by Daniel Godfrey plus the Schubert Quintet. at Symphony Space, $30/$15 for under 25.

2/15, 7 PM EVYIAN Ensemble featuring Czech singer/violinist Iva Bittova, guitarist Gyan Riley and Bang on a  Can clarinetist Evan Ziporyn play each others’ new works at the Bohemian National Home, 321 E. 73rd St. free.

2/15-17, 7:30/9:30 PM the Mingus Big Band’s annual showcase of outstanding high school soloists from the 5th annual Charles Mingus High School Festival & Competition at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend). See what the stars of tomorrow can already do with some of the most exhilarating stuff from years past, at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend; there’s an additional 11:30 PM set Fri/Sat)

2/15, 8 PM intense Argentine pianist Emillio Solla with Chris Cheek (soprano/tenor), Victor Prieto (accordion), Jorge Roeder (bass), and Ziv Ravitz, (drums and cajon) at Flushing Town Hall, $15.

2/15, 9 PM loud squalling avant jazz with Mike Noordzy, saxophonist Bonnie Kane’s Big Plastic Finger and scenemaker/drummer Weasel Walter’s latest project at Goodbye Blue Monday.

2/15, 10 PM Royal Khaoz play roots reggae at Shrine

2/15, 11ish ferocious, fearless, tuneful and sometimes hilarious punk-Americana band Spanking Charlene at the Ding Dong Lounge, 105th/Columbus uptown.

2/16, 8  PM vibraphonist Stefon Harris and Blackout  at the Miller Theatre, $25.

2/16, 9 PM M Shanghai String Band’s Matthew Brookshire followed at 10 by the cd release show for charismatic, vengefully literate oldtimey ukulele siren Kelli Rae Powell‘s live album at the Jalopy, $10, get there early, this will sell out.

2/17, 4 PM Trio Lumine Pianist violinist Luis Casal and clarinetist Neil Rynston play the Brahms 2nd violin sonata; Berg’s Op 5 clarinet/piano pieces, Robert Xavier Rodriguez’ “Semi-Suite” and the Khachaturian Trio  at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

2/17, 7:30 PM intense, lyrical, politically-fueled Americana songwriter Joe Pug – sort of this era’s version of Steve Earle – at the Mercury, $14.

2/17, 9 PM well-loved harmony-driven all-female Americana trio Red Molly at City Winery, $15 standing room avail.

2/18, 7:30 PM the American Composers Alliance presents new works by Elizabeth Bell, Lawrence Dillon, Phillip Rhodes, Christopher Shultis, Peter Westergaard, and Lewis Nielson at Symphony Space, $10/$5 stud.

2/19, 7:30 PM wild and crazy indie classical ensemble Lunatics at Large play recent works by Richard Brooks, Richard Cameron-Wolfe, Eleanor Cory, Brian Fennelly, Thomas Flaherty, Jan Gilbert, and Louis Karchin at Symphony Space, $10/$5 stud.

2/19, 8 PM an evening of new works for strings presented by the New York Composers Circle incl. Roger Blanc, Maneuvers, for vln & vla; Eugene Marlow, String Quartet No. 4; Richard Brooks, Lamentations; Jacob E. Goodman, Variations for a Rainy Afternoon; Carl Kanter, Summer Quartet, for string quartet; Debra Kaye, Duet After Winter, for 2 violins; Richard D. Russell, Two Songs from IMAP, for soprano and ensemble at St. Peter’s Church, Lexington Ave and 54th St, $20 sugg don.

2/20, 7 PM violinists Jaroslav Sveceny and Julie Svecena play works including the world premiere of Sveceny’s Strings for New York at Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd St., free, reservations suggested

2/20, 7:30 PM Deerhoof and Dal Niente play new works by Brazilian composer Marcus Balter at Merkin Concert Hall, $25, adv tix highly rec, this will sell out.

2/20, 8 PM pianist Deanna Witkowski leads a trio with bassist Linda Oh and drummer Willard Dyson plus a 12-member choir playing a Mary Lou Williams tribute including her iconic gospel-jazz suite Music for Peace at Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th, $20 seats avail.

2/21, 7:30 PM Shofar Trio—guitarist Raphael Roginski, saxophonist and bass clarinet player Mikolaj Trzaska and drummer Macio Moretti plus accordionist Olga Mieleszczuk’s Polesye Project – who’re revitalizing the rare pre-WWII Polish klezmer repertoire – at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival highly advised.

2/21-24, 7:30/9:30 PM powerhouse alto/soprano saxophoinst Tia Fuller leads her postbop group at Dizzy’s Club

2/21, 8 PM charismatic oldschool soul siren Meah Pace – who’s sort of like Sharon Jones for a younger generation – at Bowery Electric.

2/21, 8:30 PM tuneful guitar jazz with the Assaf Kehati Trio with Ehud Ettun on bass & Ronen Itzik on drums at Bar Next Door,

2/22, 7 PM lurid charismatic steampunk violin virtuoso/chanteuse/dramaturge Emilie Autumn presents her new art-rock opera Fight Like a Girl at the Gramercy Theatre, $32

2/22, 7:30 PM torchy contralto noir chanteuse/David Lynch collaborator Chrysta Bell at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix a must, this will sell out.

2/22, 8 PM a night of perfidiousness, revenge, murder and payback for hubris: “Heirs of Tantalus – from the House of Atreus to the Palace of Nero” – works by Monteverdi, Scarlatti, and Handel iluminate theatre from Aeschylus, Euripides, and Suetonius in an intriguing look at the origins of opera with soprano Jessica Gould, countertenor Jose Lemos and Jory Vinikour accompanying not only the musicians but also the actors involved, at the Broad St. Ballroom, 41 Broad St., downtown, $35/$20 stud

2/22, 8 PM Our Defensive Measurements, a new collection of songs by avant chanteuse Gelsey Bell. “Songs can be a mechanism for tracing a home – creating space for oneself.” at Roulette.

2/22. 8 PM fiery, eclectic classical/worldbeat/folk string ensemble Bowfire at NJPAC in Newark, $20 adv tix avail.

2/22, 9:30 PM slinky Washington DC Afrobeat crew Elikeh at Drom $12 adv tix rec

2/22, 11ish the Brooklyn What – the borough’s most exciting, ferociously tuneful, amusingly insightful anti-gentrification rockers, with a hot new album out, play the Lab, 224 Wyckoff Ave, Bushwick, L/M to Myrtle-Wyckoff.

2/23, 8 PM a composer portrait of lively postminimalist Enno Poppe’s work featuring piano/percussion ensemble Yarn/Wire plus the Jack Quartet and onstage discussion with the composer at Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail. ($15 stud

2/23, 8 PM the  Alaria Trio Yuri Vodovoz, violin; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello; David Oei, piano play Turina: Piano Trio No. 1, Op.35; Peter Schickele: Piano Trio; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15 stud.

2/24, 4 PM the Apollo Trio – violinist Curtis Macomber, cellist Michael Kannen, and pianist Marija Stroke joined by Ah Ling Neu on viola and Peter Weitzner on bass and play Mozart’s Trio in G Major, Rachmaninoff’s Trio Elégiaque and Franz Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A Major, D.667, “The Trout Quintet”  at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

2/25, 7 PM the Graffe Quartet with pianist Michiko Otaki play the NY premiere of Martinu’s Piano Quintets at the Bohemian National Home, 321 E. 73rd St.. res rec.

2/26-3/3, 7:30/9:30 PM Ravi Coltrane – who absolutely slayed at Jazz for Obama last year – plays with a bunch of different ensembles, 2/26-27 with  Billy Childs (Fender Rhodes), Lonnie Plaxico (bass), Nikki Glaspie (drums); 2/28 with  Tim Hagans (trumpet), Christian McBride (bass), Bill Stewart (drums 3/1 with Jason Palmer (trumpet), Christian McBride (bass), Bill Stewart (drums); 3/2-3 David Virelles (piano), Dezron Douglas (bass), Johnathan Blake (drums) at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend)

2/26, 7:30 PM the Talich Quartet play the Debussy and  Ravel string quartets at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

2/27, 10ish the Brooklyn What – the borough’s most exciting, ferociously tuneful, amusingly insightful anti-gentrification rockers, with a hot new album out, play Shea Stadium in Bushwick

3/1 a good drummerless doublebill: the Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet with the Uptown Brass Quintet at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave at Lincoln Pl. (equivalent of DeGraw St), Park Slope

3/1, 7:30 PM the MSM Jazz Orchestra with special guest Dave Liebman on alto sax play Miles Davis’ Miles Ahead in its entirety at Milowsky Hall at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave. uptown, $12/$7 stud/srs.

3/2,  8 PM intense, politically fueled, brilliant Americana rocker James McMurtry at City Winery, $25 standing room avail.

3/2, 9 PM intense Argentinian neoromantic/tango/indie classical pianist Fernando Otero and chamber ensemble play the album release show for his haunting, lush new one Romance at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

3/2 delightfully retro 60s psychedelic/chamber pop songwriter Jacco Gardner at Death by Audio

3/10, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra with Pierre Vallet, guest conductor and David Heiss, cello play an all-Tchaikovsky program: the Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Variations on a Rococo Theme and the Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique” at the Old Stuyvesant Campus, 345 E 15th St (between 1st/2nd Aves), $15 sugg don.

3/12. 7 PM, repeating 3/17, same time Opera Hispánica presents Astor Piazzolla’s tango operetta “Maria de Buenos Aires”, performers TBA at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix avail.

3/13-14, 7:30 PM, repeating 3/15-16, 8 PM Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Philharmonic and choir performing Bach’s B Minor Mass at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail.

3/13 roots reggae legends Israel Vibration, still going strong since 1977, at B.B. King’s

3/14 the adventurous  Cassatt String Quartet continue their residency at Symphony Space, program TBA.

3/15, 8 PM Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble honors the first round of victims of 3/11 with music by Japanese composers Takemitsu, Sasaki, Kobayashi, Fukishima, Shimoyama plus Michael Schelle and Richard Auldon Clark at Symphony Space, $20.

3/15, 8:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Brody: Drones, the peaceful kind (World Premiere); Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 – Amanda Lo, Violin, Oliver Hsu, Cello; Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 “Classical” at St. Paul’s Church at 315 West 22nd Street. The program repeats at 7:30 PM on 3/16, switching out the Brahms for the Beethoven Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61, $25 sugg don.

3/16, 3 PM the East of the River Ensemble explores medieval music of the Mediterranean, Balkans, and Middle East at Flushing Town Hall, $25.

3/17, 6 PM the intriguing Bonnie Kane/Chris Welcome sax/guitar improv duo at
Downtown Music Gallery, free;

3/17 timeless, politically-fueled, catchy-as-hell Celtic punk/anthemic rock legends Black 47 at B.B. King’s.

3/17, 8:30/10:30 PM this year’s 40th anniversary of the New England Conservatory’s improvisation program opens auspiciously with the Tanya Kalmanovitch/Anthony Coleman/Ted Reichman Trio at the Cornelia Street Café, $10 plus $10 min.

3/17 bhangra beats, Irish anthems: Delhi 2 Dublin at Webster Hall.

3/20, 8 PM this year’s New England Conservatory celebration continues with a powerhouse concert of Jewish and klezmer-fueled jazz feat. Frank London, Hankus Netsky, Greg Wall, Lily Henley, Marty Ehrlich, Matt Darriau, Anthony Coleman  at Symphony Space, $22 adv tix higly rec.

3/20 one of the world’s most exhilarating electric blues guitarists, Debbie Davies at Lucille’s, 8 PM.

3/21, 7 PM New England Conservatory alumns Matt Darriau, Frank London, Ashley Paul, Mat Maneri, Andrew Hock, Judith Berkson and special guests join forces for a night of improv at Barbes, note $10 cover

3/21, 7:30 PM mesmerizing Syrian chanteuse Gaida with her great band: oudist Zafer Tawil, pianist George Dulin, bassist Jennifer Vincent, and percussionist Tony DeVivo at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/21, 7:30 PM dark alt-country chanteuse Tift Merritt and classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein play songs from their reputedly amazing forthcoming art-rock album at Merkin Concert Hall, $25 adv tix a must, this will sell out.

3/25, 8 PM the Vital Vox Festival (rescheduled from just after the hurricane) kicks off with the theatrical vocalscapes of Philip Hamilton, socially aware global chanteuse Sabrina Lastman’s Lorca-inspired Encounter with ‘El Duende’ and edgy violinist/singer Sarah Bernstein’s Unearthish with percussionist Satoshi Takeishi at Roulette, $15

3/26, 7:30 PM Attacca Quartet plays John Adams’ John’s Book of Alleged Dances, for string quartet (1994) and his 2008 String Quartet at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

3/26, 8 PM day two of the Vital Vox Festival features multimedia artist Lisa Karrer, Sasha Bodanowitsch with Loom Ensemble playing “original wind instruments, such as the syrinx, fujara, and koncovka and entertaining bicoastal avant vet Pamela Z at Roulettte, $15.

3/23, 7:30 PM the New England Consevatory winds up the celebration of the 40th anniversary of their improvisation program with a spectacular, intense lineup including iconic noir pianist Ran Blake,  chanteuse/songwriter Dominique Eade, John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet, Christine Correa, Sarah Jarosz, Anthony Coleman and Eden MacAdam-Somer among others at Symphony Space, $28 adv tix very higly rec.

4/6, 8 PM eclectic blues/hip-hop songwriter Chris Thomas King – co-star of O Brother Where Art Thou – at Lucille’s.

4/18, 8 PM Voices of Ascension sing works by Mendelssohn, Weber, Vaughan Williams and the world premiere of Eve Beglarian’s commissioned work for choir and organ, Building the Bird Mound, inspired by the spectacular Poverty Point paleo-American bird mound in northeastern Louisiana, at the Church of the Ascension, 5th Ave/10th St., $10 seats avail. but going fast.

New Links Page – It’s About Time

Just added a links page with both global and NY-centric stuff. It only took a year and a half to do this. Just wanted to let everybody know that’s it’s up and working now…

Picking Up the Pieces After Frankenstorm

Frankenstorm pretty much lived up to its name. Nuclear reactors around the area, at least as far as the official story is concerned, were unaffected, with two exceptions. One of the reactors at Indian Point, thirty miles north of Manhattan, was taken offline after a rise in outside water levels, and is presently being cooled according to regular protocol. Of more concern was the Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township, NJ, just south of Red Bank, which went on alert for a day after cooling systems there failed the night of the storm. Full outside power was restored on Oct 31, and the alert was lifted: there doesn’t seem to be any persistent threat beyond the usual.

At present (afternoon of Nov 3), NYC bus service is back; much of subway service in Queens and Brooklyn has been restored, but the only train running between Manhattan and Brooklyn is the 4. Check the MTA site for the latest developments; there’s still no 3,7, B, C, E, G or Q train service and no trains between 34th Street and downtown Brooklyn other than the 4. Free shuttle buses continue to run uptown from Brooklyn along 3rd Ave. and 57th St. from the Fulton Mall in downtown Brooklyn, and southbound to Brooklyn along Lexington Ave. beginning at 57th St.  

As far as music is concerned, clubs are cancelling shows one day at a time rather than shutting down for an extended period; whether this is wishful thinking or a good omen remains to be seen. There are still areas in Manhattan south of 34th St. which do not have electric power.

If you’re feeling stir-crazy, best to check with the club or your favorite artist beforehand before wasting a trip. The latest NYC live music calendar is here; a comprehensive list of NYC venues is here.

New York Music Daily’s debut Sunday Salon at Zirzamin on November 4 at 5 PM is happening, followed by a performance by Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons at 7. Come on down if you’re in the neighborhood!

Live Music in New York City in October and November 2012

There will be a new live music calendar for November and December here by Nov. 1.  At present (morning of Oct 31), there’s no NYC subway service until further notice. MTA bus service will be running  free of charge today. Given the state of the city, with water on the tracks throughout most of the subway system, it’s safe to assume that pretty much all live music and other entertainment events have been canceled other than neighborhood musicians at their neighborhood venues.

Clubs are cancelling shows day by day rather than shutting down for an extended length of time; whether this is wishful thinking or a good omen remains to be seen.

 If you’re feeling stir-crazy, best to check with the club or your favorite artist beforehand before wasting a trip. For directions and other information on the venues where these shows are happening, or not,  check the exhaustive guide to over 200 New York live music venues at NYMD’s sister blog, Lucid Culture.

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

Halloween haunted house Blood Manor – an annual extravaganza that everybody ought to experience at least once- opens October 5 at 163 Varick St. Advance tix are highly recommended as Halloween gets closer – and cheaper the sooner you do it. Open Thursdays 7:30 PM-midnight, Fridays-Saturdays 7:30 PM-2 AM, Sundays 6-11 PM, also 10/29-30 7:30 PM-1 AM, Halloween 6 PM-1 AM.

This November’s New York Documentary Film Festival includes several intriguing music films including the US premiere of Artifact (dir. Bartholomew Cubbins), presented by Jared Leto in person, which follows his band Thirty Seconds to Mars as they battle a lawsuit against record label EMI, the world premiere of Can’t Stand Losing You (Nov. 9, dir. Andy Grieve with Lauren Lazin), presented by Police guitarist Andy Summers, tracks the band’s history and recent reunion tour from an insider’s perspective, based on Summers’ memoir “One Train Later,” the US premiere of Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (Nov. 9, dir. Jorge Hinojosa), presented by producer Ice-T, uncovers the life of the iconic author who inspired a million hip-hop artist who chronicled street life; Musicwood (dir. Maxine Trump), a world premiere, looks at music lovers working to save the trees needed to build acoustic guitars. US premieres include Greenwich Village: Music that Defined a Generation (dir. Laura Archibald), including in-person appearances by Pete Seeger and other folk legends; Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (dirs. Drew Denicola and Olivia Mori), which uncovers the history of the legendary Memphis band led by Alex Chilton; and Enzo Avitabile: Music Life (dir. Jonathan Demme), which follows the Italian leader of a world music group, featuring the director in person. The full schedule is here.

Oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin usually has a lot of shows coming up, but October is a slow month for him. He’s at Lucille’s on 10/12 at 8 PM.

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

Mondays in October a phenomenal doublebill: savage, macabre,cinematic noir jazz band Beninghove’s Hangmen followed at 10 by “psycho mambo” band Gato Loco, who play equally entertaining, only slightly less dark oldschool Cuban-inspired sounds at Zirzamin. Beninghove’s Hangmen are also at Otto’s on 9/26 at 9.

Mondays in October at the Stone, guitarist/violinist On Ka’a Davis and his Famous Original Djuke Music Big Band with members including Andrew Lamb (tenor sax) Avram Fefer, Nick Gianni (saxes, flutes) Nonoko Yoshida (alto sax) Valerie Kuehne (cello) Matt Cole (baritone sax) Welf Dorr (bass clarinet) Cavassa Nickens, Albey Bogosian (basses) Peter Barr, Dalius Naujo, Kenny Wollesen, Joe Hertenstein (drums) Daniel Jodocy (drums, electronics): open rehearsal at 7:30, show at 9 for ten bucks.

Most Mondays at Rock Shop, 9ish it’s the Gowanus All-Stars feat. brilliant guitarist Chris Erikson (who’s got a great new album out) with a rotating cast of characters from his Americana rock circle, free

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 nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

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

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

The second and fourth Tuesday of the month there are free organ concerts featuring a global mix of first-rate talent at Central Synagogue, Lexington Ave. at 55th St., free

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

Tuesdays in October, 10 PM dark eclectic 80s/goth rocker Alfonso Velez at Spike Hill.

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

Wednesdays in October at 8 PM jangly, smart rock/powerpop songwriter Rob Teter (formerly of gypsy rockers the Belleville Outfit) at Zirzamin

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

Wednesdays at 9:30 Roosevelt Dime plays their unique mix of oldtimey string band music with a dash of classic 60s soul at Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Williamsburg.

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

Thursdays in October at 10 PM intense minor-key instrumentalists Barbez plays Barbes. It was destined to happen. Jazz instrumentation, klezmer and gypsy influences, punk estheics, elegantly biting arrangements. 10/18 and 25 reuniting with their once-and-future bandmate Pamelia Kurstin on theremin, working out material from their forthcoming Tzadik album inspired by ancient Roman Jewish music

Fridays at 5 PM starting on October 5, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) plays the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm. When they’re not there, they’ll have someone from from their wide circle of like-minded avant ensembles.

Friday evenings at various times (check the site for the weekly schedule) fearless avant cellist/impresario Valerie Kuehne’s Super Coda – a global mix of strange and sometimes amazing sounds, from the way-out to the way-in, drawing on a vast, global talent base – happens at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., 2nd floor.

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

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

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

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

Sundays from half past noon to 3:30 PM, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play Nolita House (upstairs over Botanica at 47 E Houston). Free drink with your entree.

Weekly Sunday organ concerts resume September 9 at St. Thomas Church, 53rd/5th Ave. at 5:15 PM, an international parade of A-list organists looking to give the mighty 1913 Skinner organ here a sendoff before it’s replaced.

Beginning 10/7 and continuing every Sunday at 5 PM, New York Music Daily presents the Sunday Salon at Zirzamin (in the old Zinc Bar space on Houston at LaGuardia, downstairs). An A-list of New York songwriters and instrumentalists work up new material and cross-pollinate in a comfortable, musician-friendly space. There’s no cover, and at the end of the salon, there’s a 45-minute set by a rotating cast of topnotch New York and international songwriters and composers. Dark rocker Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons play the first one at 7 here on 10/7.

Sundays 10/7, 14 and 28, 7:30 PM purist jazz guitarist Peter Mazza plays his home base, the Bar Next Door with a series of trios.

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

Sundays in October, 9/11 PM the cutting-edge Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – a mighty beast that ranks with the Mingus bands as one of the city’s most fascinating jazz orchestras – at Birdland, $30 seats avail., res. req.

10/1, 7 PM killer triplebill at Zirzamin: pensive Americana songwriter Donna Susan followed at 8:30 by noir surf jazz monsters Beninghove’s Hangmen – arguably the best band in NYC right now – and then the equally amazing if somewhat quieter psycho mambo band Gato Loco at 10.

10/1, 8 PM the socially aware/antifascist Indonesian Papermoon Puppet Theatre troupe presents their new piece Mwathirika (Swahili for “victim”), an intense look back at the terror and repression of the dictatorship in their native land, focusing on 1965 – “the year of living dangerously” – at the Asia Society, $TBA.

10/1, 9 PM haunting, intense Nashville gothic chanteuse Kerry Kennedy at Small Beast at the Delancey upstairs

10/1, 9 PM the king of the downtown NYC literate rock anthem, Willie Nile returns to his roots for closing night at Kenny’s Castaways.

10/1, 9 PM trombonist Deborah Weisz and her Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

10/1, 10:30 PM psychedelic instrumental soul grooves with Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle at the big room at the Rockwood

10/2, 7:30 PM traditional Ethiopian music and dance with frequent Debo Band collaborators Fendika at Joe’s Pub, $18.

10/2, 7 PM eclectic oldtime blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at Terra Blues. He’s also here on 10/9

10/2, 8 PM lo-fi noir rockers Agent Ribbons upstairs at the Delancey, free

10/2, 8 PM electronic composer Carver Audain presents his composition Continental Drift, “a densely lush, meditative sonic environment designed to transport the audience to a tranquil plateau” at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

10/2-6, 8:30/11 PM purist jazz guitar with Jim Hall leading a quartet at Birdland, $30 seats avail,

10/2, 9 PM clever, darkly lyrical piano trio jazz from Danny Fox at Korzo followed at 10:30 by Pannonia with Josh Deutsch: trumpet + compositions; Zach Brock, violin; Brian Drye, trombone; Gary Wang, bass; Ronen Itzik, percussion at Korzo

10/2, midnight-ish creepy Crampsy punk-garage band X-Ray Eyeballs at Death by Audio, $7.

10/3, 1 PM organist Renée Anne Louprette plays a recital at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown, free

10/3, 8 PM Saudi-born Khaled Dajani – who blends Middle Eastern and flamenco guitar in with his arena-rock sounds – at Shrine.

10/3, 8 PM Shahzad Ismaily solo on bass – worth hearing! – followed at 10 by Causing a Tiger; Carla Kihlstedt (voice, electronics) Shahzad Ismaily (tenor guitar) Matthias Bossi (drums, percussion) at the Stone, $10

10/3, 9 PM torchy jazz-Americana chanteuse Cal Folger Day at Culturefix.

10/3, 9:30ish Balthrop Alabama’s Georgiana Starlington followed by the intense literate chamber pop of Elizabeth & the Catapult at the Mercury, $12

10/3, 10 PM powerhouse violin metal group Stratospheerius at Bar East, 1733 1st Ave, $5 They’re also at Shrine on 11/1.

10/3, 11ish there are still $20 adv tix avail. for the RZA show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, onsale at the Mercury box ofc. open weekdays 5-7 PM.

10/3, midnight Noah Preminger – tenor sax , Glenn Zaleski – piano , Matt Pavolka – bass , Colin Stranahan – drums at Smalls.

10/4, 1 PM the North Sky Cello Ensemble play Coltrane, Kodelhi and other contemporary composers at Triniity Church, free

10/4, 7 PM lush melodic postbop with the Behn Gillece vibraphone jazz quintet at the Fat Cat

10/4, 7:30 PM exhilarating, clever, eclectic Russian/gypsy/cinematic string band Ljova & the Kontraband – whose 2008 album is a genuine classic – at Symphony Space, $30 gen adm includes a drink.

10/4 this year’s Festival of New Trumpet Music kicks off with veteran Jack Walrath with George Burton – piano; Abraham Burton – tenor & soprano saxophone; Joe Martin – bass; Donald Edwards – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25. “A F.O.N.T. commission has inspired me to write what Mingus called ‘extended composition,’ to be premi­ered at the festival,” explains Walrath. “This will be no ditty!”

10/4 inscrutably intense, charismatic, darkly comedic literate songwriter/accordionist Rachelle Garniez at Barbes at 8 followed at 10 by equally intense intense minor-key instrumentalists Barbez.

10/4, 8 PM gypsy rockers Banda Magda at the Brooklyn Bowl, $12

10/4, 8 PM dynamic indie classical duo Twosense (cellist Ashley Bathgate and pianist Lisa Moore) play world premieres by Ryan Brown, Daniel Felsenfeld and Hannah Lash at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

10/4, 8 PM Michaela Anne and her rustic, haunting acoustic band at Rock Shop, $10

10/4, 8/9:30 PM the Willem Breuker Kollektief celebrates the maniacally satirical Keystone Kops style repertoire of the legendary Dutch jazz composer/bandleader at Shapeshifter Lab in Gowanus, $15.

10/4, 8:30 PM the irrepressible Suzy Sellout – who skewers dozens of singer-songwriter and corporate pop cliches – at Caffe Vivaldi

10/4, 8:30 PM oldtimey country blues guys Apocalypse Five and Dime at the Jalopy, $10.

10/4, 9ish ferocious, tuneful gypsy punk/noir cabaret band Amour Obscur and gypsy/steampunk rockers Frenchy & the Punk at Matchless.

10/4 9 PM Americana chanteuse/tunesmith Kara Suzanne plays the album release show for her new one at at the small room at the Rockwood

10/4, 9 PM the Old Rugged Sauce play their irreverent, smart take on vocal jazz classics at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club; they’re also here on the 18th.

10/4, 10:30 PM indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth sing new works by William Brittelle, Caleb Burhans, Caroline Shaw, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Missy Mazzoli. at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

10/5, 5 PM adventurous string quartet Ethel opens their Friday night residency at the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

10/5 high-energy acoustic Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at the American Folk Art Museum, 6 PM

10/5, 7 PM pianist Nathanial LaNasa and the PubliQuartet play Messiaen, Chopin, Debussy and Mozart at Third Street Music School Settlement, free.

10/5, 7:30 PM oldtimey siren Jolie Holland, eclectic trumpeter Dave Douglas, Matt Garrison, Brandon Seabrook and others too numerous to name at Roulette, $5 sugg don.

10/5, 8 PM Lebanese music maven Bassam Saba leads a group playing traditional classics and then debuts his Arabic rock band Al-Madar at 10 at the Stone, $20, early arrival very highly rec.

10/5, 8 PM charismatic, intense, Patti Smith-style rock siren Katie Elevitch plays a double bill with funkstress Shelley Nicole at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, , 3rd fl. $15 sgg don, “no one turned away” 317 Clermont Ave., Elevator to the 3rd Fl., Bed-Stuy, G train to Clinton-Washington, C to Lafayette. No idea which one is headlining but they’re both good.

10/5, 8 PM pianist/composer Lee Feldman leads a chamber rock band playing the score to his cult classic musical Starboy followed by a set by multi-instrumentalist Alice Bierhorst at a house concert in Park Slope, $10 email for info/location. Feldman also plays a set on 10/28 at 5 PM at Something Jazz Club.

10/5, 8 PM concert harp virtuoso/Americana chanteuse Katie Brennan & the Tall Boys and intense gypsy punk band Kagero at Rock Shop, $10.

10/5, 8 PM cosmopolitan songwriter Jann Klose at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/5 pianist/composer Dorian Wallace and His Big Band at at Shapeshifter Lab in Gowanus.

10/5, 9ish dark, catchy, intense original female-fronted acoustic Americana band the Sometime Boys at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene with special guest chanteuses

10/5-6, 9 PM NYC’s original musically purist citybilly crew, M Shanghai String Band play a two-night cd release party at the Jalopy, $10.

10/5, 9 PM third-wave surf rock legends Los Straitjackets at the Bell House, $15.

10/5 10 PM purist jazz guitarist Ed Cherry and group at Two Boots Brooklyn

10/5, 10:30 PM the Jared Gold/ Dave Gibson B3 quintet at the Fat Cat over the roar of the pool players. Naomi Shelton’s gospel band plays their weekly residency beforehand at 9.

10/5, 11:30 PM the Cannabis Cup Reggae Band at Lucille’s, $12 adv tix rec

10/5, midnight, wild crazy gypsy jazz/New Orleans band Dirty Bourbon River Show at the small room at the Rockwood, free; they’re at the Jalopy on 10/7, $10

10/5, midnight, haunting oldschool country band Karen & the Sorrows at Littlefield

10/6 another brass doublebill worth braving fratboy hell for: intense Greek improvisers Kavala Brass Band at 2 PM and then NYC’s original Balkan powerhouse, Zlatne Uste at 6 at Radegast Hall, free

10/6, 4 PM Crooked Still banjoist Greg Liszt’s newgrass group the Deadly Gentlemen at Madison Square Park, free.

10/6, 7:15 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 10/20.

10/6, 7:30 PM charismatic, intense indie folk chanteuse Larkin Grimm followed by Cuddle Magic – a good chamber rock band in need of a singer – followed by garage rock icon Holly Golightly at the big room at the Rockwood ($10 cover for her)

10/6 high-energy big band leader/trumpeter Charles Tolliver plays a rarer quintet show with Xavier Davis – piano; Bruce Edwards – guitar; Devin Starks – bass; Gene Jackson – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30.

10/6, 8 PM Galician bagpipe virtuoso Carlos Nunez at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

10/6, 8 PM ferocious, smart psychedelic power trio Devi at Arlene’s. Avoid the cliched corporate band afterward at all costs.

10/6, 8 PM pianist Ariadna Castellanos leads her flamenco jazz combo at le Poisson Rouge, $15

10/6, 8 PM brilliant jazz bassist  Christian McBride & Inside Straight at the Miller Theatre at Columbia Univ., $25 adv tix rec.

10/6, 8:30 PM catchy, jangly, smartly politically aware female-fronted Mexican-American rockers Pistolera at Barbes followed at 10 by high-voltage Sinaloa-style Mexican Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos.

10/6, 9 PM Beefheart cover band Admiral Porkbrain followed at 10 by Tom Warnick & the World’s Fair at Freddy’s. Charismatic keyboardist/rocker who switches between casually chilling, Doorsy noir and warmly anthemic oldschool soul – and his band, with Ross Bonnadona and John Sharples on guitars, is on fire these days.

10/6, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s typically excellent monthly surf rock show at Otto’s kicks off with the the Acoustic Surf Tones (that’s 9th Wave, acoustic – must be seen to be believed, they’re great), followed by Tsunami of Sound, Stuck in Gear and Blue Wave Theory sometime after midnight

10/6, 9 PM fiery Balkan bass/accordion duo Cinder Conk at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

10/6, 9/10:30 PM fearlessly intense piano jazz with a third-stream bite: Bobby Avey, piano; Shane Endsley, trumpet; Thomson Kneeland, bass; Dan Weiss, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

10/6, 9 PM oldtime Americana and bluegrass with the Third Wheel Band followed eventually around 11 by the Whistling Wolves at Union Hall, $10.

10/6, 9:15 PM moody 80s-ish female-fronted neosoul/downtempo band Teletextile at Pete’s

10/6, 9:30ish Bad Buka and their gypsy punk meltdown at Mehanata.

10/6, 10 PM dark artsy piano-based rock with the Devil’s Broadcast at Trash, $10.

10/6, 10 PM ska punk with King Django at Two Boots Brooklyn.

10/6, 10:30 PM third-wave surf legends Los Straitjackets at Maxwell’s, $15 gen adm

10/6, 111ish purist Americana rocker Mick Hargreaves and the King Guys at Rodeo Bar.

10/7, 4 PM pyrotechnic pianist Beth Levin plays Beethoven Sonatas: Op. 109-111 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library. Note that no children under 6 allowed inside.

10/7, 6 PM clarinet virtuoso Thomas Piercy and pianist Claudine Hickman play Piazzolla, Gershwin and more at Good Shepherd Church, 1950 Batchelder St. (Ave S/Ave T), Flatlands, Brooklyn, B to Ave. U, take the Ave. U bus to Nostrand Ave, walk 2 blocks to Batchelder, go left 2 blocks

10/7, 6 PM Shadow of Corinth, a video song cycle by singer Molly Thompson performed by Thompson with the amazing Kamala Sankaram, voice; James Moore and Joshua Lopes of the Dither Guitar Quartet  and Eric Km Clark, violin; Jennifer Stock, piano plus Stock playing her composition Shivelights, a cycle of miniatures at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 includes $10 food/drink credit

10/7, 7 PM the wry, witty Four Bags: Brian Drye – trombone; Jacob Garchik – accordion; Mike McGinnis – clarinets; Sean Moran – guitars at Barbes

10/7, 7 PM the Sonagi Project play hypnotic Korean pansori vocal-and-gong music at Flushing Town Hall, free. They’re also here on 10/19 at 8 (eight).

10/7, 7 PM the Foster Meets Brooks Big Band at Something Jazz Club, $5

10/7, 7:30 PM weird segue, good triplebill: Paleface – the original sardonic 90s white funk/hip-hop guy – followed by Texas songwriter Jarrod Dickenson and then the increasingly dark, southwestern gothic-influenced Jack Grace Band  at Littlefield, $10. Grace is at the Ear Inn at midnight the following night 10/8 for free.

10/7, 7:30 PM soulful Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi with the West Point Jazz Knights Big Band at the Jazz Standard, free, early arrival a must, res. highly rec.

10/7, 8:30/10 PM tasteful, smart guitar jazz with Mike Baggetta leading his excellent quartet with Jason Rigby – saxophones; Eivind Opsvik – bass; George Schuller – drums at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park, $10.

10/7, 9ish smart, tuneful, counterintuitive Persian jazz/dub instrumentals with Sohrab’s SoSaLa at Matchless.

10/7, 10 PM eclectic jazz violinist Christian Howes leads a quartet at 55 Bar

10/8, 7 PM killer triplebill: Jerome O’Brien of the late, great Dog Show plays his ferociously literate, vintage R&B/punk influenced songs at Zirzamin followed by inimitable, intense noir jazz/soundtrack/surf powerhouse Beninghove’s Hangmen – arguably the best band in NYC right now – at Zirzamin followed by the equally amazing if somewhat quieter psycho mambo band Gato Loco at 10.

10/8, 8 PM eclectic jazz guitarist Koran Agan at Radegast Hall. He’s also here on 10/15.

10/8, 9 PM 17-piece big band the Joshua Shneider Easy-Bake Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

10/8, 9:30 PM retro rock chanteuse Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs at the big room at the Rockwood, $12.

10/9, half past noon organist Wolfgang Kleber of Darmstadt, Germany plays a recital at Central Synagogue, Lex/54th St., free

10/9, 4:45 PM organist Benjamin Kolodziej plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

10/9, 7 PM the Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra – whose lush swinging compositions are imbued with a quirky, devious wit – at Something Jazz Club, $5.

10/9, 7:30 PM Renee Phillippi’s desolate haunting theatre piece Alone in Triptych (with music by the reliably brililant, intense Vera Beren) at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St., $12 adv tix at the box ofc highly rec.

10/9, 7:30/9:30 PM the Aaron Diehl Quartet featuring Warren Wolf on vibes plus Aaron Diehl – piano; David Wong – bass; Rodney Green – drums at the Jazz Standard, $30.

10/9, 7:30 PM Jazz for Obama with…are you ready…Ron Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jim Hall, Roy Haynes, Kenny Barron, Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride, Jimmy Heath, Tain Watts, Claudia Acuna, Ravi Coltrane, Gretchen Parlato and more at Symphony Space. Dunno how you feel about our President, but he’s better than the other guy. Tix are $100 ($50 for students and seniors) at WWW.JAZZFOROBAMA2012.COM, all proceeds to the Obama reelection campaign.

10/9, 8 PM at the Delancey menacingly surreal, literate  lo-fi noir rockers Agent Ribbons begin a Dives of New York tour. They’re also at Rock Shop on 10/15 at 8ish for $10; at Spike Hill at 2 (two) PM on 10/18 for free; at Pete’s for free at 4 (four) PM on 10/19 and 10/21 at Lone Wolf, 1089 Broadway in Bushwick at 8 for $5.

10/9, 8 PM the Red Light Ensemble – Christa van Alstine, clarinet; Nathan Koci, french horn & accordion; Kevin Sims, percussion; Yegor Shevtsov, piano; Tema Watstein, violin; Erin Wight, viola; John Popham, cello, and Ted Hearne, conductor perform compositions by Christian Wolff, Scott Wollschleger, Vincent Raikhel, and Gérard Grisey plus pieces by Satie to accompany Melies films at Roulette $15/$10 stud/srs.

10/9, 8 PM Italian rock acts take over the Highline: Manu Chao soundalike Mannarino followed by gypsy rockers Negrita, $TBA.

10/9, 8 PM oldtimey hot jazz with Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers at Radegast Hall

10/9-13 , 8:30/11 PM the James Carter Organ Trio at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/9, 9 PM an unbelievably good mega brass band night at Paper Box in Bushwick (across the street from Shea Stadium) with the Underground Horns , Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, Environmental Encroachment (Chicago), Minor Mishap Marching Band (Austin) and Pink Puffers Brass Band (Rome, Italy).

10/9, 9 PM edgy tuneful saxophonist Patrick Cornelius with Frank Kimbrough on , piano; Peter Slavov, bass; Colin Stanahan, drums at Korzo

10/9, 9:30ish Michaela Anne and her rustic, haunting acoustic band at Rodeo Bar.

10/9, 10 PM catchy, lyrically edgy female-fronted powerpop/new wave band Changing Modes  downstairs at the Delancey, $10.

10/9, 10 PM John Zorn’s Masada Book 2 played by Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass, gimbri) Aram Bajakian (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Kenny Grohowski (drums) at the Stone, $10.

10/9, 10 PM powerful, melodic bassist/composer Linda Oh leads a quartet with keyboardist Fabian Almazan at 55 Bar

10/9, 10 PM eclectic Indian-AfroCuban-Portuguese influenced jazz chanteuse Kavita Shah with her band Glenn Zaleski, piano; Sam Anning, bass; Guilhem Flouzat , drums; Yacouba Sissoko, kora; Stephen Cellucci, tabla at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

10/10, noon, pianists play Thelonious Monk at the World Financial Center, free: Manuel Valera  followed at 12:30 by Elio Villafranca, 1 PM James Weidman, 1:30 PM the Michael Cochrane Trio and 2:15 PM the Jean-Michel Pilc Trio.

10/10, 7:30 PM Save the Village: a benefit concert with John Zorn, Thurston Moore, TriBeCaStan, Flutterbox and John Kelly and Gary Lucas at le Poisson Rouge put together by “NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan, a group of over 400 of NYU’s own faculty members working together to fight NYU’s outrageous multi-billion-dollar expansion in Greenwich Village,” $20 adv tix very highly rec.

10/10-13, 7:30 PM the NY Phil plays Nielsen: Flute Concerto (with Robert Langevin); Nielsen: Violin Concerto (with Nikolaj Znaider); Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 (Little Russian) at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail.

10/10, 9ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar. They’re also at Otto’s at 9 on 10/20, promising a “pig roast,” whatever that means.

10/10, 9 PM John Ellis – tenor sax , Mike Moreno – guitar , Gerald Clayton – piano , Joe Sanders – bass , Rodney Green – drums at Smalls.

10/10, 10 PM eclectic alt-country siren Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Union Pool, $7.

10/10, 10:30 PM the wild and crazy retro 60s country – and haunting southwestern gothic – of the Jack Grace Band at Cafe Steinhof in Park Slope

10/11, 7:30PM Angela & Jennifer Chun play music for two violins by Béla Bartók and Luciano Berio, and, joined by pianist Nelson Padgett, perform the rarely heard Phantasy for two violins and piano by British composer Edmund Rubbra at Symphony Space, $30 adv tix rec.

10/11-12, 7:30/9:30 PM breathtaking, powerful virtuoso Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda plays with a quartet including Itai Kriss – flute;Clarence Penn – drums; Andrea Tierra – vocals at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on 10/12).

10/11, 7:30 PM clarinet titan David Krakauer with the Phoenix Chamber Ensemble play the world premiere of Inessa Zaretsky’s Six Poems for Tamar for clarinet & piano plus music by Brahms, Janácek, Messaien, Debussy & Reich at Concert Hall at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St., $15/$10 stud/srs

10/11, 7:30 PM psychedelic, horn-driven, Steely Dan-esque original funk band Otis at Sullivan Hall, $10

10/11, 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Lebanon church in downtown Brooklyn: an all-Mohammed Fairouz concert with the Borromeo Quartet playing the NY premiere of The Named Angels plus the Cygnus Ensemble as well as pianists Kathleen Supové, Taka Kigawa and Blair McMillen. “The Named Angels refers to those angels that are named and recognized in the Islamic, Christian and Jewish traditions: Michael, Israfel, Gabriel and Azrael. Each of the four movements represents a character portrait of a specific Angel.”

10/11, 8is hhaunting Nashville gothic rock and ornate, lyrical chamber pop with Kerry Kennedy’s Ghostwise and the Snow at Union Hall, $8.

10/11, 8 PM Nation Beat bandleader Scott Kettner’s Orgy in Rhythm maracatu project at Barbes followed at 10 by intense minor-key instrumentalists Barbez .

10/11, 8 PM Jason Prover and His Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast Hall.

10/11, 8 PM Brooklyn-based composer Craig Shepard in an evening of music, images and conversation drawn from his work “On Foot: Brooklyn,” a 91-day 780-mile trek in New York City on which Shepard composed a new piece each of the 13 weeks. Joined by photographer Beth O’Brien, and musicians Tyler Wilcox (saxophone) and Jack Callahan (melodica) at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, free

10/11, 8:30 PM first rate alto saxophonist/composer Jacam Manricks with Des White on bass and Jochen Rueckert on drums at the Bar Next Door

10/11, 9 PM conscious intense purist jazz with Message feat. powerhouse bassist Zaccai Curtis at Shrine.

10/11, 9 PM trumpeter Gabriel Alegria and his richly tuneful Afro-Peruvian Sextet at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $20

10/11, 9:30ish LES surf/rockabilly/soul guitar legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Rodeo Bar.

10/11, 10 PM the blazing ten-piece improvisational Balkan Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10.

10/11, 10 PM anthemic dark 80s style rockers Overlord at Cake Shop/

10/11, 10 PM cutting-edge B3 composer Brian Charette leads a “super organ group” at 55 Bar.

10/12, 7 PM violist Amelia Hollander Ames plays Biber, Reger and Schumann at Third Street Music School Settlement, free.

10/12, 7:30 PM saxophonist Russ Nolan plays the album release show for his new one with Zach Brock-violin; Art Hirahara – piano , Sean Conly – bass , Brian Fishler – drums at Smalls

10/12-14, 7:30/9:30 PM Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca & the Jass Syncopators with Lewis Nash- drums; Terell Stafford – trumpet; Vincent Herring- alto sax;Greg Tardy – tenor sax; Carlos Henriquez – bass at Dizzy’s Club, note that the 10/10 shows are sold out.

10/12, 7:30 PM indie classical group Glass Farm Ensemble plays new music for flute, clarinet, percussion and piano by Philippe Leroux, György Ligeti, Bruno Maderna, Bruno Mantovani and Yvonne Troxler at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix avail.

10/12, 8 PM intense songwriter Carolann Solebello (formerly of Red Molly) and brilliant Americana guitarslinger Ann Klein at Two Moon Art House & Café, 315 4th Ave (between 2nd and 3rd Str) in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, $10.

10/12, 8 PM Jordan Shapiro’s Chantey Shakedown play sea chanteys followed at 10 by the Jug Addicts at Barbes

10/12, 8 PM gypsy swing with the Hot Club of Flatbush at Radegast Hall

10/12, 8 PM cellist Colin Carr and pianist Thomas Sauer play Schubert: Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and piano, D. 821; Britten: Sonata for cello and piano in C Major, Op. 65; Harold Meltzer: Casa Battlót (world premiere); Rachmaninov: Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op. 19 at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15 stud.

10/12, 8 PM rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

10/12, 9 PM Dollshot – who put their uniquely creepy, noir improvisational spin on classical art-song – at the Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St. in Williamsburg, $10.

10/12, 9 PM dark acoustic original Nashville gothic band Frankenpine at the Jalopy, $10.

10/12, 9ish up-and-coming jazz singer/trumpeter Natalie John at Branded Saloon

10/12, 9/10:30 PM drummer Jeff Davis leads a trio with Russ Lossing, piano; Eivand Opsvik, bass; playing the album release show for his new one at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

10/12, midnight-ish, Moon Hooch at at Littlefield, $12. Two tenor saxes and drums playing the craziest funky grooves you could imagine with the intensity of a brass band and the catchiness and edge of punk rock.

10/13, 7:30 PM eclectic trippy ambient/psychedelic violinist/songwriter Emily Wells and gothic chamber pop band Dark Dark Dark at le Poisson Rouge, $15 gen adm.

10/13, 8 PM ferocious minor-key Balkan improvisers Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall

10/13, 8 PM charmingly sultry French chanson revivalists Les Chauds Lapins at Barbes.

10/13, 8 PM the Occuponics – Stephen Carl Baldwin (guitar, percussion, and vocals) and Paul Stein (accordion, melodica, and vocals), who first joined forces at the Occupy encampment last year, at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg don, “no one turned away.”

10/13, 8 PM Oliver Lake celebrateshis 70th birthday with a big band show at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs

10/13, 9 PM a killer doublebill at the Jalopy with the Roulette Sisters’ badass oldtime blues guitar frontwoman Mamie Minch and the Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues at 10, $10.

10/13, 9 PM hypnotic percussionist/bandleader Alessandra Belloni with her bewitching tarantella/Brazilian band at Mehanata, $10.

10/13, 9 PM smart dark Americana songwriter Jessi Robertson at the Path Cafe.

10/13, 10 PM NYC’s only all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache.at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/13, 10:30 PM reggae/samba/chamber rock band DecaDence at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

10/13, midnight the Chrome Cranks – arguably the best and most assaultive NYC band of the 90s – play one of their sporadic reunion shows at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

10/14, half past noon melodic jazz guitarist Assaf Kehati with his trio feat. Ehud Ettun & Ferenc Nemeth at the Blue Note, $30 includes show, brunch and a drink.

10/14, 3 PM Zozo Afrobeat play Fela jams at the Brooklyn Bowl, free.

10/14, 4 PM the Finckel Cello Quartet play a program TBA at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, note no children under 6 admitted!

10/14, 5 PM classic Iraqi maqams with Safaafir: Amir ElSaffar, vocal, santur; Dena ElSaffar, joza; Tim Moore, dumbek at Alwan for the Arts, early arrival advised: this is a going-away party of sorts for Alwan’s trailblazing music director, who’ll be going to Egypt for a year.

10/14, 6 PM the quartet of Ross Hammond, Oliver Lake, Vinny Golia and Adam Lane squeeze into Downtown Music Gallery, free, early arrival advised.

10/14, 7 PM the Amphion String Quartet play a program TBA at Barbes followed at 9 by the gypsy rock of Les Bandits and then at 10 by Pierre de Gaillande’s wickedly lyrical Bad Reputation English-language Georges Brassens project.

10/14 the concluding night of this year’s Brooklyn Country Music Festival at the Jalopy is the best. It’s pretty much straight-up honkytonk starting at 7 with the Third Wheel Band, JP & the Gilberts at 8, the Dive Bar Dukes at 9, and Jan Bell at 10. Jan, who is the star of the show and the most original songwriter on the bill, is also here on the 19th at 9.

10/14, 7 PM cult hero crooner (and Carol Lipnik collaborator) John Kelly at Joe’s Pub making his solo debut here as “his alter-ego Dargelos (brother of Dagmar Onassis), a genre-traipsing punk altar boy survivor, who returns in rageful, orphaned middle age – to stretch, violate, and besottedly embrace the song form – as a weathered sage.” He’s also here on 10/28 and 11/4, same time, $20 adv tix rec.

10/14, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble International Street Cannibals featuring soloists Taka Kigawa (piano), Lynn Norris (soprano), Robert Solomon (R+B/Gospel singer), Chala Yancy (violin), and Linda Wetherill (flutes) play an ocean-themed program of works by Dan Barrett, Chopin, Dan Cooper, Couperin, Debussy, Ives, Jill Jaffe, Paul Lee, Dary John Mizelle, Red Norvo, Daniel Palkowski, Schubert, and Taj Mahal at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., $15/$10 stud/srs.

10/14, 7:30 PM legendary bop jazz percussionist Chico Hamilton – still vital at past 90 – with his band – Nick Demopoulos (guitar), Paul Ramsey (bass), Evan Schwam (flute + reeds), Mayu Saeki (flute), and Jeremy Carlstedt (drums + percussion) at Drom $12 adv tix rec. He’s also here on 11/11.

10/14, 8:15 PM Tally Tyrone’s Sovereign Lords ast Otto’s – for real – it’s been awhile.

10/14, 9ish garage rock genius Palmyra Delran and her band plus the similarly inclined Party Lights and the A-Bones at the Mercury, $10.

10/14, 9 PM recently resurgent, devious oldtimey harmony trio the Be Good Tanyas at the Knitting Factory, $20 adv tix a must.

10/15, 7 PM renowned jazz bassist Rufus Reid leads his Out Front Trio at Bethany Baptist Church, 275 W. Market St., Newark, free

10/15, 7:30 PM the Claremont Trio play Beethoven: Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1; Gabriela Lena Frank: Folk Songs for Piano Trio (2012 – NY premiere); Mendelssohn: Trio in C minor, Op. 66 at Music Mondays at Advent Church, 93rd St/Broadway, free.

10/15, 7:30 PM Austrian cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and French violinist play music of Ravel, Kodály, and Schnittke and a world premiere by Thomas Larcher at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free but res req.

10/15, 9 PM saxophonist Jorge Sylvester’s ConceptualMotion Orchestra mixes big band jazz with poetry at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

10/16 this year’s Colossal Musical Joke begins today and goes all week. Every year, thankfully, it gets smaller. And the bands just get worse and worse: there are still hordes of clueless kids stuck in 1987 who believe that a deal with a dying record label is somehow going to be their ticket to fame. If you’re going to pick a week this month to stay home, this is the one – but there are still plenty of good non-CMJ shows to choose from.

10/16, 7 PM eclectic bluegrass/classical violinist Sarah Goldfeather followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party at Barbes.

10/16, 7 PM free postbop jazz with the James Moody All-Stars at the Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark

10/16, 7:30/9:30 PM fiery alto saxophonist Tia Fuller – whose forthcoming album Angelic Warrior is absolutely sizzling – with Shamie Royston – piano; Mimi Jones – bass; Rudy Royston – drums with guests James Genus on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums at the Jazz Standard, $20

10/16, 8 PM Amir ElSaffar‘s intense Middle Eastern jazz project the Resonance Quintet where he plays trumpet along with Ole Mathisen, saxophone; Matt Mitchell, piano; Francois Moutin, bass; Dan Weiss, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe.

10/16, 8:15 PM sometimes astringent, sometimes ferociously anthemic chamber-rock/indie jangle band Bern & the Brights at Zirzamin.

10/16, 9 PM lickety-split acoustic Americana jamband the Infamous Stringdusters at the Brrooklyn Bowl, $10

10/16, 9 PM veteran avant/noiserockers the Wharton Tiers Ensemble at Xpo 929 (formerly Party Xpo) in Bushwick, $8.

10/16, 9 PM get your 90s retro glam nostalgia fix with Spacehog at the big room at the Rockwood, free.

10/16, 9 PM pianist Dorian Wallace’s Big Band at Something Jazz Club, $10

10/16, 9:30 PM ageless, politically spot-on metal spoof Gwar at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $30 adv tix avail at the Mercury box office M-F 5-7 PM.

10/16, 9:30ish Trailer Radio play amusing retro 60s original honkytonk songs at Rodeo Bar.

10/17, 7 PM the Gore Gore Girls’ perennially fresh, fun Amy Gore & Her Valentines, the generically pleasant Americana rock of Trapper Schoepp & the Shades and energetic retro soul guy Archie Powell & the Exports at Rock Shop, $10

10/17-20, 7:30 PM cellist Maya Beiser and chanteuse Helga Davis play a four-night stand for their new “cello opera,” a triptych of compositions by Eve Beglarian, Michael Gordon, and Missy Mazzoli, at BAM, $20.

10/17, 7:30/9:30 PM pianist Fabian Almazan leads his Trio with Strings playing Shostakovich’s 10th String Quartet plus original works at the Jazz Standard, $20.

10/17, 8 PM Patricia Cay, mezzo-soprano with Narciso Figueroa, violin and Max Lifchitz, piano play Puerto Rican composers: Héctor Campos-Parsi, Ernesto Cordero, Jack Délano, Jesús & Narciso Figueroa, Rafael Hernández, William Ortiz & Roberto Sierra at Christ & St Stephen’s Church ,120 W 69th St , free

10/17, 9 PM ferocious, noisy female-fronted rock with Vagina Panther and Bugs in the Dark at Trash Bar, $7.

10/18-20 at BAM dark vibraphone genius Tom Beckham and others play Joseph C. Phillips’ new score to the recently rediscovered/restored 1922 Ernst Lubitsch film Loves of the Pharaoh

10/18, 6:30 PM eclectic cellist Erik Friedlander solo at the Jewish Museum, free w/museum adm.

10/18, 7 PM high-energy soul/garage/celtic rockers Slam Dunk – the Arctic Monkeys meet Supergrass – are doing a Dives of NY tour starting at Don Pedros and continuing on 10/20 at Fontana’s at 1:30 in the afternoon and at 4 at Rock Shop the same day. Whew

10/18, 7 PM trumpeter Tim Hagans and his quartet – Vic Juris: guitar; Rufus Reid: bass; Jukkis Uotila: drums/piano – play material from his excellent latest album The Moon Is Waiting at the Brooklyn Museum, free.

10/18, 7:30 PM reggae/jazz/dub jams with Radio I Ching, drummer/free jazz titan Dee Pop and blues scholar John Sinclair at Otto’s

10/18, 7:30/9:30 PM sharp, hypnotic, politically fearless Afrobeat songwriter Nneka at Joe’s Pub, $15. She’s at Littlefield the following night, 10/19 at 8 for the same price.

10/18-21, 7:30/9:30 PM the Jacky Terrasson Trio with Burniss Travis – bass; Justin Faulkner – drums at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend).

10/18. 8 PM Anthony Coleman’s Damaged Quartet with Ashley Paul – sax, clarinet, voice; ; Sean Conly – bass and Satoshi Takeishi – drums at Barbes followed at 10 by haunting minor-key instrumentalists Barbez.

10/18, 8:30 PM ghazals and Punjabi folk songs with Kiran Ahluwalia, vocals; Rez Abbasi, acoustic and electric guitar; Nikku Nayar, electric bass; Nitin Mitta, tabla; Rob Curto, accordion, free, at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised.

10/18, 9ish a killer Afrobeat doublebill with the Funk Ark and Emefe at Littlefield, $12.

10/19, 6 PM a trio of Kiam artists amidst the detritus: poignant, terse acoustic songwriter, Amy Bezunartea followed eventually at 8 by haunting, apocalyptically-minded Tim Foljahn and then at midnight the fearlessly intense, guitarishly excellent Jennifer O’Connor at Left Field, 87 Ludlow St., $8

10/19, 7:30 PM pianist Pavel Gintov plays Beethoven – Sonata in D minor, Op. 31 No.2; Prokofiev – Sonata No. 4 in C minor; Chopin – Three Waltzes, Op. 34′; Scriabin – Waltz Op. 38; Schubert/Liszt – Valse-caprice from “Soirée de Vienne” No.6, and Liszt – Mephisto Waltz at WMP Concert Hall, $15

10/19, 7:30 PM composer Matthew Hough plays the album release show for his new one Remembered States alongside violinist Joshua Modney (MIVOS Quartet), vocalist Megan Schubert (Ekmeles) and flutist Nicole Camacho at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St, downtown Brooklyn, $10

10/19, 7:30 PM the MSM Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Justin DiCioccio plays symphonic Duke Ellington works at Borden Auditorium at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave (west of Broadway at 122nd St.), $12/$7 stud.

10/19, 8 PM Jim White of the Dirty Three leads his own band followed by pensive art-rockers Sea Wolf at le Poisson Rouge, $15 gen adm.

10/19, 9:30 PM the NYCity Slickers play bluegrass at Hill Country.

10/19, 10 PM brilliant noir torch rocker Julia Haltigan and her band followed eventually at midnight by high-velocity punkgrass band Holy Ghost Tent Revival at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/19, midnight-ish Hannah vs. the Many play sharply literate, angry, individualistic, tuneful female-fronted powerpop/punk at Rock Shop, $10

10/20, 3 PM Loop 2.4.3 perform their atmospheric“American Dreamland” with the reliably tuneful, edgy Javier Arau New Jazz Quartet opening at the Church of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific St (Underhill/Vanderbilt), Ft. Greene, sugg. don.

10/20, 7:30 PM edgy saxophonist/composer Patrick Cornelius with Michael Janisch on BAss and Rudy Royston on Drums at the Bar Next Door.

10/20, 8 PM haunting, eclectic, torchy Syrian chanteuse Gaida backed by a brilliant band feat. Zafer Tawil (oud), George Dulin (piano) Jennifer Vincent (bass), Tony DeVivo, (percussion), and special guest artist Kinan Azmeh (clarinet) at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

10/20, 8 PM weird segue, good doublebill: bassist Pedro Giraudo’s latin jazz sextet followed by the increasingly noir sounds of oldschool C&W Jack Grace Band at Barbes. Grace is also at his home base, Rodeo Bar on 10/26 at 10:30ish

10/20, 8 PM the New York Repertory Orchestra conducted by David Leibowitz with featured cello soloist Inbal Segev play Samuel Barber’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 22; Prokofiev’s Divertimento; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St, free, early arrival a must.

10/20, 9 PM haunting, atmospheric, minimalist chamber pop/Americana/indie classical duo Arborea at Pete’s

10/20, 9 PM oldtime jazz mavens – guitar genius Matt Munisteri followed at 10 by extrovert trombonist/uke player J. Walter Hawkes at the Jalopy, $10

10/20, 9 PM Beefstock supergroup One Shot Deal followed by ferocious punk/metal band Black Death at 3 Jolly Pigeons, 6802 3rd Ave in Bay Ridge, free.

10/20, 9/10:30 PM lyrical pianist Kris Davis with Eivind Opsvik, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

10/20, 9 PM catchy dreampop rockers Wave Sleep Wave at Zirzamin

10/20, 9:30 PM dark 80s style chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

10/20, midnight-ish powerpop legends the Figgs at Rock Shop, $10.

10/20, midnight-ish psychedelic funk band Turkuaz at Sullivan Hall, $10.

10/21, 3 PM the Shanghai Quartet play Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major (“The Lark”), op. 64, no. 5; Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet no. 6 in G Major, op.101; and Franz Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, at the Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, $15, $10 roundtrip shuttle available on 41st St. behind Port Authority, bus leaves at 1-ish, bus reservations may be made by calling 973-655-5112 or at www.peakperfs.org

10/21, 4 PM the Lark Quartet play music of Haydn, John Adams and Bartok at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, note no children under 6 admitted!

10/21, 7 PM jazz drummer Juan Pablo Carletti and cellist Daniel Levin improvise at Downtown Music Gallery, free.

10/21, 7 PM the world premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’s Audenesque, a 30-minute song cycle performed by mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey and the Metropolis Ensemble at Le Poisson Rouge.

10/21, 8 PM Ban(ne)d Books: Steve Dalachinsky and Carver Audain plus Unearthish: Sarah Bernstein and Satoshi Takeishi at Spectrum on Ludlow St., $10. “Minimalist motifs meet avant-jazz formations, integrating sung and spoken poetry with acoustic and electric sound sculpture.”

10/21, 9 PM iconic punk-era band the Psychedelic Furs – who’ve gone from post-Velvets jangle and roar, to new wave pop, to goth, have a mighty back catalog and most of their original members – at the Nokia Theatre, $35 adv tix avail.

10/21, 9 PM Sonagi play hypnotic Korean pansori vocal-and-gong music at Barbes.

10/21 honkytonk band the Haggard Kings at 9 followed at 10 by eclectic blues/country/rockers American String Conspiracy at Hank’s.

10/21, 11 PM saxophonist Ken Fowser and his wee-hours jam cohort vibraphonist Behn Gillece lead a vivid late 50s style postbop quintet at Smalls.

10/22, 8 PM tuneful duos from saxophonist Jeremy Udden and guitarist Mike Baggetta folllowed by the mighty, cutting-edge, equally tuneful JC Sanford Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab

10/22, 9 PM “the kings of all things NYC metal, Daredevil Squadron will be decimating Arlene’s and shall perform their new nine-minute progressive metal Epic, “Chronicles of Sorrow Part IV: The Tree of Names.”

10/22, 10 PM politically savvvy Kuwaiti-American hair-metal/neo glam rocker Yusif at Goodbye Blue Monday; he’s at Recoup Lounge on Rivington over by the projects on 10/26 at 8.

10/23, 4:45 PM organist Douglas Kostner plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

10/23, free beer at 5:30 PM, show at 6, Ensemble Signal plays Michael Gordon, Louis Andriessen and others at the Miller Theatre at Columbia, 116th/Bwy, free

10/23, 7:30/9:30 PM eclectic, incisive guitarist Freddie Bryant and Kaleidoscope: Donny McCaslin—tenor sax; Yosvany Terry—alto sax, shekeré; Patrice Blanchard—electric bass; Willard Dyson—drums; Steve Wilson—flute and Juan Galiardo—piano play the album release show for their new one at the Jazz Standard, $20

10/23, 8 PM gothic Americana crooner Tim Eriksen at Barbes.

10/23-27, 8:30/11 PM B3 jazz groovemeister Dr. Lonnie Smith plays at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/23, 8:30 PM oldschool style Israeli roots reggae crew Moshav Band at at the Canal Room, $12 adv tix rec.

10/23, 9 PM NYC’s original Afrobeat jamband, Antibalas at the World Financial Center, free.

10/23, 9ish pyrotechnic violinist Sarah Alden’s amazingly eclectic swing/gypsy/country Hot to Trot Band at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

10/23, 10:30 PM gloomy neo-Stoogoid garage rockers Triple Hex at the Flat, 308 S Hooper St. (at S 5th), S Williamsburg

10/24 torchy up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Kat Edmonson at Housing Works Bookstore on Crosby south of Broadway, time/$TBA

10/24, 7 PM “bachata legends unplugged” – stars of the Dominican underground 40 years ago, brilliant guitarist  Edilio Paredes with special guests Take Out feat. Joan Soriano at Elebash Recital Hall, 365 5th Ave. at 34th St., $25/$20 stud.

10/24, 7:30/9:30 PM low-register reedman par excellence Scott Robinson celebrates 1940s comic book hero Doc Savage with his Doctette: Randy Sandke – trumpet, euphonium; Ted Rosenthal – piano; Pat O’Leary – bass; Dennis Mackrel – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20.

10/24, 8 PM the lush, majestic 35-piece NY Arabic Orchestra – perhaps the world’s foremost Arabic orchestra outside Egypt – feat.chanteuse Ghada Ghanem and crooner Naji Youssef performing music by Fairouz, Farrid Al-Atradce’s sister Asmahan of Syria, Wadi’ El Safi and the great Um Kulthum at the Miller Theatre,

 10/24, 8 PM Missy Mazzoli’s intriguing, hypnotic art-rock band Victoire opens for lyrical jazz pianist Vijay Iyer with his trio at the World Financial Center, free.

10/24, 8 PM adventurous avant lutenist Jozef Van Wissem with guitarists Loren Connors + Clint Heidorn at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, 113 Remsen St, downtown Brooklyn, $10 sugg don

10/24, 8 PM edgy improvisation with Angles of Repose – violist Mat Maneri, bassist Drew Gress, pianist Lucian Ban and drummer Randy Peterson at Barbes, note the $10 cover charge.

10/24, 8:30 PM garage-chamber ensemble the Cellar and Point at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

10/24, 9ish high-energy acoustic vintage Americana with PartyFolk at Rodeo Bar.

10/24, 9 PM jazz keyboard innovator Sean Wayland at Freddy’s with his band.

10/24, 9:30 PM dark vibraphone virtuoso Tom Beckham plays with his trio at Interstate Food and Liquor , Orchard St. just north of Grand. Thety’re also here on 11/6.

10/24 midnight creepy minor-key harmonica blues with Stringbean & the Stalkers at the Ear Inn.

10/25, 1 PM the Hugo Wolf Quartett play a program TBA at Trinity Church, free

10/25, 6:30 PM high-powered, eclectic tenor saxophonist Geoff Vidal leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, free.

10/25-27, 7:30 PM avant chamber ensemble ACME plus croonerTheo Bleckmann and composer Phil Kline play the first NY performance of Kline’s powerful Zippo Songs – inspired by the inscription on the lighters of soldiers in Vietnam – as well as his even fierier Rumsfeld Songs and selections from Kline’s upcoming collaboration with Jim Jarmusch at BAM, $20 adv tix highly rec

10/25, 7 PM fun quirky purist jazz with pianist Joel Forrester and soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston from the Microscopic Septet at Barbes followed at 10 by Mariachi Flor de Toloache , NYC’s only all-female mariachi band.

10/25, 7 PM intriguing dark indie folk group Colorform – who combine live painting with live music – at Arlene’s.

10/25, 7:30 PM the clever, original, tuneful Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet (feat. brilliant baritone saxophonist Jenny Hill) at Zirzamin

10/25, 7:30 PM the Hugo Wolf Quartett plays new works by Manuela Kerer and Philippe Hersant plus a string quartet by Romanian composer Gabriel Iranyi at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free but res req.

10/25-28, 7:30/9:30 PM ex-Miles Davis sax vet George Coleman leads an Organ Quintet with the reliably excellent Mike LeDonne on B3 plus Russell Malone – guitar; George Coleman Jr. – drums; Danny Sadownick – percussion at the Jazz Standard, $25 ($30 on the weekend)

10/25, 8 PM the Brooklyn Philharmonic featuring legendary jazz pianist Randy Weston, Brooklyn composers Matt Marks and Ted Hearne, and steel pan bands at the World Financial Center, free.

10/25, 8 PM jazz accordion genius Guy Klucevsek – one of the great wits in music – at Roulette playing solo and with pyrotechnic avant violinist Todd Reynolds, $15/$10 stud/srs.

10/25, 9 PM legendary first-wave punk band the Avengers – sort of the American Sex Pistols, and frontwoman Penelope Houston is as gorgeous and powerful as she was in 1977 – at Littlefield, $10 gen adm.

10/25, 11 PM unstoppably ferocious noir/ghoulabilly monsters the Reid Paley Trio at Fontana’s.

10/26, 7 PM the king of the downtown NYC literate rock anthem, Willie Nile at Joe’s Pub, $25.

10/26, 7 PM diverse, artsy, lyrically dazzling 90s Britrock throwbacks Special Patrol Group at Arlene’s.

10/26 vintage 90s dark ska with Step2Far, Inspecter 7 and Mephiskapheles aboard the aboard the Star of Palm Beach, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from Pier 40. West Houston St. at the West Side Highway, $20 adv tix highly rec. at the Highline box ofc.

10/26, 7:30 PM popular 90s roots reggae crooner Barrington Levy at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec

10/26, 7:30 PM the MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria at Borden Auditorium at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave (west of Broadway at 122nd St.), $7

10/26 8 PM Tracy Island – featuring Ian and Liza of the Larch – doing moody lyrical psychedelic new wave songs – at Freddy’s

10/26-/27-fiery literate Americana rocker Joe Pug at the Schimmel Center at Pace University downtown on Spruce St.

10/26, 9ish dark, catchy, intense original female-fronted acoustic Americana band the Sometime Boys play Pink Floyd’s classic Wish You Were Here in its entirety at Don Pedro’s.

10/26, 9ish charming, funny, hyper-literate, quirky/sultry all-female trio the Debutante Hour at Xpo 929, $8

10/26, 9 PM Judah Tribe play roots reggae at Shrine

10/26, 9:20 PM intense, haunting, original Turkish/Armenian band Musaner’s cd release show at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

10/26, 10ish imaginative harmony-driven garage rock/country/psychedelic band Those Darlins at Glasslands, $15.

10/26, 10 PM darkly pensive gypsyish rockers Mad Juana at Bowery Electric

10/26, 10 PM the self-explanatory, entertaining Toys & Tiny Instruments at at Xpo 929 in Bushwick.

10/27, 3 PM pianist Lubomyr Melnyk – whose rapidfire, sustained technique creates a hypnotic ambience – at First Unitarian Congregational Society, 116 Pierrepont Street, downtown Brooklyn, $15.

10/27, 3 PM virtuoso pianist Sophia Agranovich plays Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Rachmannoff at Bargemusic, free

10/27, 6 PM an amazing triplebill at Barbes: violinist Tom Swafford playing fiddle tunes, folk songs, tangos and original compositions followed by the gypsy-rock sounds of Banda Magda at 8 and then haunting harmony-driven chicha/retro Mexican rockers Las Rubias Del Norte at 10.

10/27, 7:30 PM the latest conglomeration of the Last Poets at Bronx Music Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, in the Bronx, free, 2 or 5 train to Freeman St

10/27, 7:30 PM bandurist Julian Kytasty and griot/kora virtuoso Papa Susso play a fascinating cross-traditional duo show at the Ukraininan Museum, 222 E 6th St (2nd Ave/Bowery), $15/$5 stud., reception to follow.

10/27, 8 PM former Moths frontman/powerpopmeister Tim Reedy and a rare acoustic performance by potently lyricsl psychedelic revivalists Love Camp 7 at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street (just off of 37th Avenue) Jackson Heights

10/27, 8 PM Jay Byrd & the Blue Jays play songs fortelling the coming apocalypse followed by the tuneful agitfolk of Jenny Hurwitz & Talbot Katz at the People’s Voice Vafe, $18 sugg don, “no one turned away.”

10/27, 8 PM Guido López-Gavilán leads the National Orchestra of Cuba play George Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” with piano soloist Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera plus Ernesto Lecuona’s “Malagueña.” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5” at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West in the Bronx, $25 seata avail.

10/27, 8:30 PM well-loved harmony-driven Americana trio Red Molly – whose current lineup is just as captivating as the previous one – at the First Acoustics Coffeehouse in downtown Brooklyn, $20.

10/27, 9 PM ex-Lakeside Lounge allstar garage rockers Los Dudes followed by ferocious, fearless, tuneful and sometimes hilarious punk-Americana band Spanking Charlene’s big ass bday/Halloween show feat. special guests Eric Ambel, Mary Lee Kortes, Lianne Smith, Ann Klein and others at the Ding Dong lounge, 929 Columbus Ave between 105th/106th

10/27, 9 PM Aimee Mann at the Town Hall, $35 tix avail. as of 9/29.

10/27, 9 PM the possibly final shows for the theatrical, satirical, surfy Alien Surfer Babes and Witches in Bikinis at Bar East of all places, 1733 1st Ave (between 89th & 90th ,$10

10/27, 9 PM flutist Jessica Valiente’s Los Mas Valientes latin jazz big band at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $TBA.

10/27, 10ish melodic, sometimes cinematic trombonist John Yao and his quintet at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park, $10

10/27 psychedelic instrumental soul grooves with Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle at BAM Cafe, 10 PM.

10/27 garage punks the Naked Heroes, the X-rated, absolutely LMFAO Cudzoo and the Faggettes and dark garage rocker Mark Sultan of the King Khan and BBQ Show aboard the Star of Palm Beach, boarding at 11 PM, leaving at midnight from Pier 40. West Houston St. at the West Side Highway, $15 adv tix very highly rec. at the Highline box ofc.

10/28, 2 PM an all-star klezmer band feat. Margot Leverett (clarinet), Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Jeff Warschauer (mandolin/guitar) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer).play an afternoon of shers, bulgars, freylekhs, horas and more in the back room at the Ukrainian Restaurant, 140 2nd Ave. (8th/9th Sts), $5

10/28, 3 PM the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony plays Schubert –  Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”); R. Strauss – Till Eulenspeigel’s Merry Pranks; Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”) with Terry Eder, soloist at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St, btw 2nd and 3rd Aves.

10/28, 4 PM tersely literate, vocally gorgeous original folk duo Hungrytown – whose blend of 60s psych-folk and 19th century sounds is absolutely unique – at the small room at the Rockwood

10/28, 4 PM the Hugo Wolf Quartett play Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Major, op.18, no. 1 and Johannes Brahms’s String Quartet in B flat major, op. 67. at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, note no children under 6 admitted!

10/28, 5 PM jazz pianist/composer Kevin Hays with his New Day Trio at the lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 116 Pinehurst Ave. and 183rd St. in the Bronx, $10.

10/28, 6 PM Two Bass Hit with JD Parran on bass clarinet and Larry Roland on acoustic bass at Downtown Music Gallery, free.

EVERYTHING ON 10/28 AND 10/29 IS PRESUMABLY CANCELLED – WATCH THIS SPACE FOR 10/30 SHOW UPDATES.

10/28, 7 PM high-intensity multi-instrumentalist/composer Demetrius Spaneas ‘drama Lilith: Mother of Dreams with violist Alexandra Honigsberg; soprano Christina Rohm and pianist James Siranovich at Flusing Town Hall, free, early arrival advised

10/28, 7:30 PM at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall the Tokyo String Quartet joined by the Jasper Quartet for a farewell show featuring Webern: Five Movements for String Quartet; Mozart: String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, K. 515; Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20, $15 adv tix highly rec.

10/28, 7:30 PM ageless art-rock/metal band Blue Oyster Cult – whom the Reaper should be afraid of at this point – at the Nokia Theatre, $30 adv tix avail.

10/28 at Merkin Hall, Yoon Jae Lee leads Ensemble 212 in the NY premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’s Akhnaten, Dweller in Truth, a double concerto with soloists Nicholas Canelakkis (cello) and the conductor leading from the piano.

10/28 Yasiin Bey f.k.a. Mos Def – whose unpredictably brilliant career now has him doing Gil Scott-Heron style soul and dark indie classical music – at the Apollo Theatre.

10/28, 9ish the Bakersfield Breakers play surf music and twang instrumentals at Rodeo Bar.

10/29, 7 PM acoustic Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at the World Financial Center, free

10/29, 8 PM at Roulette this year’s avant Vital Vox Festival kicks off with Philip Hamilton performing “Vocalscapes: Solitude”, vocalist/composer Sabrina Lastman performing her original piece “An Encounter with ‘El Duende’”, and Unearthish—the duo of violinist/composer/vocalist Sarah Bernstein and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi—performing Bernstein works.

10/29, 9 PM for one night only – the Thomas Galliano Trio featuring JD Allen, tenor sax; Luques Curtis, bass; Thomas Galliano, drums att D Avenue, 673 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, free – wow

10/29, 9ish lyrical Nashville gothic rockers Maynard & the Musties at Rodeo Bar.

10/29, 9 PM vintage dancehall reggae with Capleton at B. B. King’s, $26 adv tix rec.

10/29, 9ish drummer Alex Wyatt leads a group with tenor saxophonist Kyle Wilson, alto and soprano saxophonist Jon De Lucia, pianist Danny Fox, guitarist Greg Ruggiero, and bassist Christopher Tordini; then Fox leads his own dark melodic third-stream-tinged trio at around 10 at Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park, $10

10/29, 9:30 PM edgy literate art-pop legend Aimee Mann at Bowery Ballroom, probably sold out by now. She’s at the Music Hall of Williamsburg the next night, 10/30 for the same price.

10/30, doors at 5, show at 6, John Zorn improvises on the mighty organ at St. Paul’s Chapel uptown at Columbia University, 116th/Amsterdam (same building as the Postcrypt), free.

10/30, 7:15 PM Eurojazz chanteuse Elina Duni and her Quartert play the album release show for their new one at Drom, $15 gen adm

10/30, 8 PM at Roulette the second night of this year’s avant Vital Vox Festival  IS CANCELLED – WILL BE RESCHEDULED  TO A LATER DATE – includes composer/vocalist/video and performance artist Lisa Karrer in collaboration with composer/multi-instrumentalist David Simons performing “Collision Theory: Works & Premieres for Voice & Multi-Media”, composer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Sasha Bogdanowitsch performing his new song cycle “Mirror Upon Mirror”, and irrepressible composer/performer Pamela Z.

10/30, 8 PM Welf Dorr on alto sax “joins forces with Dave Ross on guitar, Dmitry Ishenko on bass and Joe Hertenstein on drums for a free jazz ride with structure and tinges of funk and rock” at the Stone, $10

10/31, 9ish Dionne Werewolf play Dionne Warwick covers; Hall-oween and Oates do the same with the Hall & Oates schlock-book at Union Hall, $8. Could be very very scary!

10/31, 9 PM keyboardist Dorian Wallace improvises a live score to the 1922 silent film classic Nosferatu at Something Jazz Club, $5.

10/31, midnight guitarist Hugh Pool’s rustic surreal guitar/reeds project Mulebone at the Ear Inn

11/1-3, Galician bagpipe pyrotechnics from Carlos Nunez to accompany a Grupo Corpo dance premiere at BAM.

11/1, 7 PM composer Angel Lam’s auspicious multimedia narrative Ghost Wife, set in 1920s China, at the Tank, $12.

11/1, 7:30 PM keep your Halloween going with the lurid, torchy Elysian Fields at Joe’s Pub, $15

11/1, 8 PM an amazing triplebill at Spike Hill: agelessly vital psychedelic punks Band of Outsiders, artsy, anthemic, brilliant metal band Of Earth and psychedelic rockers Musiciens Sans Frontieres playing the album release show for their new one at Spike Hill, free.

11/1, 10 PM legendary 80s all-female funk-punksters ESG’s final show at Bowery Electric, $25 adv tix rec. at their box office

11/1, 10 PM eclectic, groove-oriented chamber-metal band Stratospheerius at Shrine

11/2, 7 PM pianist Tatyana Sirota plays Chopin, Scriabin, Janacek and Chopin at Third Street Music School Settlement, free.

11/2, 7:30 PM violinist Virgil Boutellis and pianist Alexandra Joan play music of Brahms, Schumann, Paganini at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10/stud.

11/2, 7:30 PM pianist Nelson Ojeda Valdés plays Debussy: Images I, L’isle Joyeuse, Petite Suite, Syrinx, and more at Symphony Space, $22/$18 stud/srs

11/2, 7:30 PM ska makes a welcome ret.urn to the Knitting Factory with the Snails, the Rudie Crew and the Toasters, $12 adv tix rec.

11/2, 7:30 PM Asta Hansen, narrator; Evelyne Luest, piano; Nurit Pacht, violin; David Bekamjian, cello and others perform the Four Seasons of Futurist Cuisine by Aaron Jay Kernis (using F.T. Marinetti’s The Futurist Cookbook as its text); at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave. at 183rd St., $10

11/2, 9 PM ferocious brass twinbill: evil Balkan jams with Raya Brass Band and funky eclectic hip-hop grooves from PitchBlak Brass Band at Littlefield.

11/2, 9 PM hard-hitting gypsy guitar jazz trio Ameranouche at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

11/2 ,9:30 PM fiery Afrobeat jam band Elikeh at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

11/2, midnight the funky Fort Knox Five followed by trippy cinematic stoner groove project Thunderball at the Brooklyn Bowl, $10

11/3, 7:30 PM oldschool honkytonk and fiery psychedelic paisley underground rock with the Newton Gang, followed at 8:30 by Gangstagrass at the Mercury, $10.

11/3 8 PM trippy gamelanesque jazz group Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica “featuring Siamese cats, George Gershwin preludes, ethnic tambourine solos, and original music from a forthcoming PBS documentary” at Barbes, 8 PM

11/3, 9 PM the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Bowery Ballroom, $18 adv tix rec.

11/3, 9:30ish Bad Buka and their gypsy punk meltdown at Mehanata

11/3, 10 PM intense horror surf band the Coffin Daggers at the Red Door, 140 W. 24th St.

11/4, 2 PM eclectic original klezmer/jazz/jambands Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos(similar but not exactly one and the same) at the Walt Whitman Theatre, 2900 Campus Road, Midwood, Brooklyn,  B/Q to Ave. M and walk through the Brooklyn College campus, single tix $30, multiples are $28 ea.

11/4, 2 PM the Horszowski Piano Trio play Mozart, Dvorak and Shostakovich at the Town Hall, $12 tix avail.

11/4, 3 PM the reliably thrilling Greenwich Village Orchestra with soloist Hye-Jin Kim, violin playSmetana — The Moldau; Mendelssohn — Violin Concerto; Debussy — La Mer at the Old Stuyvesant Campus, 345 E 15th St (between 1st/2nd Aves), $15 sugg don

11/4, 4 PM vocal sextet the Western Wind, with guest cantor Daniel Singer, lutenist Charles Weaver & harpsichordist Gabe Shuford performing Renaissance Italian vocal music of Salamone Rossi Ebreo:  “liturgical works in Hebrew composed for the synagogue and secular Italian madrigals composed for the Gonzaga court, the program also includes selections from Rossi’s compositions for the theatrical troupe of the Ghetto, enjoyed by Jews and Gentiles alike at the height of Counter-Reformation segregation” at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $35/$25 stud/srs.

11/4, 4 PM the Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players perform chamber works popular a hundred years ago in Brooklyn at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, note no children under 6 admitted!

11/4, 7 PM Aruna Sairam, one of the great classical music voices of India at Symphony Space, $35/$20 stud.

11/4, 7:30 PM Jenny Q Chai plays piano music of Satie, Schoenberg, Stockhausen, Scarlatti, Stroppa, Cage, Vigeland, Boucourechliev and Chopin at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

11/6-11, 8:30/11 PM gypsy guitar icon Dorado Schmitt and his band at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

11/7, 8 PM lush hypnotic third-wave roots reggae with Groundation at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

11/7, 8 PM theremin virtuoso Pamelia Kurstin with Vehicle of Ascension at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

11/7, 8 PM at Bohemian National Hall on the upper east, the Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra plays the New York premiere of John Cage’s last orchestra work, 103 (for 103 musicians), along with the world premiere of Christian Wolff’s first major symphony orchestra work performed in North America.

11/7, 9 PM smart, funny, female-fronted, indelibly NYC urban pop band Delusions of Grand Street at Fontana’s $7

11/7, 10 PM psychedelic art/metal/dreampop rockers Maserati at Union Pool, $10

11/7 tongue-in-cheek first-wave punk-popsters the Rezillos at Maxwell’s, $18 adv tix rec. They’re also at Bowery Electric on 11/10 at 9 PM for an extra two bucks, adv tix rec.

11/8 and 11/15, 7 PM Golem’s pyrotechnic violinst Alicia Jo Rabins plays her new song cycle Kaddish for Bernie Madoff at Joe’s Pub, $TBA

11/8, 7:30 PM cellist Scott Kluksdahl and pianist Noreen Polera play music of composers influenced by Nadia Boulanger: Lasser, Berstein, Boulanger herself, and Piazzolla at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10/stud.

11/9, 7:30 PM the MSM Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Justin DiCioccio plays big band music of Dizzy Gillespie at Borden Auditorium at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave (west of Broadway at 122nd St.), $12/$7 stud.

11/9, 8 PM intense lyrical art-rocker Spottiswoode at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (the BMCC auditorium on Chambers west of Washington St), $15.

11/9-10, 8 PM Ned Rothenberg plays a 2-night retrospective of his chamber music at Roulette featuring Ghost Stories for pipa, cello and percussion (11/9) and the first movement from his Quintet for Clarinet and Strings (both from cds of the same title). Other pieces include Arbor Vitae, for clarinet and shakuhachi, Cloud Hands for 2 shakuhachi, new solo works for woodwinds and a world premiere piece for String Quartet, Viewfinder (11/10). Performers include Erik Friedlander, Min Xiao-Fen, Satoshi Takeishi, and the Mivos Quartet, $15/$10 stud.

11/10, 1 (one) PM sitarist Neel Murgai & drummer Sameer Gupta improvise“Ragas and Rhythms” at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs.

11/10, 7 PM klezmer/gypsy/flamenco guitar duo IsraAlien at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

11/10, 7:30 PM the Spectrum Symphony and the NY Festival Singers perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, Arvo Paart’s Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for Strings and the Faure Requiem at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, W 60th St. and Columbus Ave, free

11/10, 8 PM vocalist/violinist Sarah Bernstein’s Iron Dog record release concert for “interactive album rock.” the Home of Easy Credit and Sex Mob’s Briggan Krauss with iconic drummer Jim Black opening at Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, $10

11/11, 7 PM haunting Persian chanteuse Mahsa Vahdat and Louisiana bluesman perform selections from their new CD A Deeper Tone of Longing: Love Duets Across Civilizations at Roulette, $25.

11/10 the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet plays world premieres by Quinn Collins, David Noon and Inhyun Kim at Symphony Space, $20/$10 stud.

11/12, 7:30 PM excellent dark songwriter doublebill at the Mercury: fearless, X-rated, politically aware songslinger Molly Ruth and the ever creepier, Canadian gothic/chamber pop-inclined Lorraine Leckie at the Mercury, $10.

11/11, 8 PM cutting-edge, hypnotic, intense composer Missy Mazzoli’s “Song from the Uproar” album release concert with sopranoAbigail Fischer and NOW Ensemble at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

11/12, 8 PM ecstatic Israeli Middle Eastern dance-funk orchestra Yemen Blues at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

11/13, free beer at 5:30 PM, show at 6, pianist Lisa Moore plays Janacek, Scribiabin, Rzewski, Glass and others at the Miller Theatre, free

11/13, 7 PM smart, scruffy rockers the Milkman’s Union at the Mercury, $10.

11/13, 8 PM toy piano virtuoso Phyllis Chen at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs

11/15, 7:30 PM cellist Bonnie Hampton and pianist Julio Elizalde play music of Beethoven: Sonata in g minor, Op. 5 No. 2; “Horn” Sonata in F Major, Op. 17; Sonata in A Major, Op. 69, at WMP Concert Hall, $20/$10/stud.

11/15, 8 PM the Da Capo Chamber Players perform Steve Reich’sDouble Sextet (2007), Anna Clyne’s Steelworks (2006), Christopher Theofanidis’ Summer Verses (2009), Charles Wuorinen’s transcription of the anonymous 15th-century Glogauer Liederbuch and Michael Gordon’s ac dc (1996).at Merkin Concert Hall, $20

11/16, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra plays the Dvorak Cello Concerto and Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique) at Symphony Space, $20/$14 stud/srs.

11/17, 5 PM adventurous, intensely swirling avant garde electric guitar quartet Dither’s annual evening of fun featuring a wild and excellent lineup: “Legendary keyboardist Anthony Coleman will perform in a duo with the multifaceted saxophonistAshley Paul; Guitarist Mary Halvorson and violist Jessica Pavone will present their beautiful and odd blend of compositions, songs, and improv; Victoire will perform the artfully honed chamber pop of Missy Mazzoli; Peter Evans will offer a solo set of extensible trumpeting; Preshish Moments will produce a sonic palette of live electronica/exotica; Object Collection will provide an invigorating onslaught of maximalist theater; TILT Brass will perform Jagged Mesa, an explosive composition by Lois V. Vierk. Dither plays John Zorn’s Lacrosse plus compositions by Paula Matthusen and Jascha Narveson, plus a new piece by Dither member Josh Lopes, then the band expands to become an orchestra of 20 guitars playing Phill Niblock’s 2 lips, a monolithic microtonal composition” at Invisible Dog Art Center: 51 Bergen St. $8, F to Bergen St.

11/17, 7:30 PM more ska at the Knitting Factory with the Void Union and Mustard Plug, $12 adv tix rec.

11/17, midnight ferocious all-female powerpop./punk-pop band Hunter Valentine at the Mercury, $10.

11/18, 4 PM the Omni Ensemble play George Crumb’s “Vox Balanae”, Michel Damase’s “Sonate en Concert”, J.S. Bach’s “Flute Sonata in E minor” and Claude Debussy’s “Cello Sonata at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, note no children under 6 admitted!

11/18 Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab in Gowanus; they’re also here on 12/3

11/18, 8 PM cutting-edge percussion-based compositions with International Contemporary Ensemble + Tyshawn Sorey at Roulette, $15/$10 stud/srs

11/19, 7:30 PM a deliciously creepy program of Schubert, Sibelius, Cage and Enesco, and the prose and poetry of Sylvia Plath performed by violinist Gil Morgenstern, pianist Donald Berman and actress Elizabeth Marvel at WMP Concert Hall, $35

11/19, 7:30 PM Iktus Percussion premiering several new works by Matthew Welch, Sebastian Armoza, Joe Di Ponio, Matthew Hough, Levy Lorenzo, and Philip Schuessler at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St, downtown Brooklyn, $10.

11/20, 7 PM jazz pianist Valerie Capes at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, free

11/20, 7:30 PM, repeating 11/23-24 and 11/27, the NY Phil plays Mendelssohn: Overture to Son & Stranger; Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1; and Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail.

11/20, 7:30 PM ex-Duke Ellington trombonist/composer Art Baron & Friends at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

11/20, 8 PM at Roulette: Flexible Music presents a set of sound sculpting through static structures and gestural language, with music by Peter Adriaansz (US premiere) and Seung-Ah Oh. Cadillac Moon Ensemble follows suit with a program exploring motion in all its forms with world premieres by Caleb Burhans, Osnat Netzer, and Alex Weiser with additional works by Timothy Andres and Florent Ghys.

11/20, 8 PM the Mannes Orchestra plays Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, Ben Ringer conducting; and Prokofiev’s Suite No. 1 from Romeo and Juliet, Esther Yoon conducting at Symphony Space, free, early arrival a must.

11/23-24, 8 PM Henry Threadgill + ZOOID – whose latest album is pretty amazing, and considerably quieter than you might imagine, at Roulette, $25/$20 stud.

11/29, 7:30 PM intense, powerful third-stream Argentine pianist Fernando Otero and violinist Nick Danielson at Symphony Space, tix includes free glass of red wine

11/30-12/8, 7:30 PM the Argento Ensemble plays Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free.

11/30, 8 PM Vadim Serebryany, piano; Yosuke Kawasaki, violin;Wolfram Koessel, cello; Sean Rice, clarinet play Takemitsu:  Quatrain II, Between Tides; Messiaen:  Quartet for the End of Time at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15stud.

11/30-12/1, 8 PM a festival of Cuban cantantes – Alexander Abreu; José Luis Cortés (El Tosco); CuCu Diamantes; Andres Levin; Kelvis Ochoa; David Torrens; Carlos Varela Osdalgia,; Cucurucho backed by a killer band: José Gola (bass), Ray Angry (keyboards, Hammond B3), Guillermo del Toro (percussion), Keisel Jimenez (percussion), Ron Blake (baritone sax), Nam Sam Fong (guitar), Antuan Perugorria (drums), Amaury Perez (trombone) at BAM Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

11/30, 8:30 PM oldschool soul, funk, blues-rock and obscenity, in reverse order of appearance: party record legend and hip-hop pioneer Blowfly, Andre Williams & the Goldstars, Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, T. Valentine & Daddy Long Legs and Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & His Thunder at Warsaw, adv tix available at the Knitting Factory box ofc.

11/30, 10 PM newschool salsa/rock crooner José Conde at BAM Cafe

12/1, 8 PM third-stream piano icon Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums at NJPAC in Newark, easy to get to via Path train, $25 balcony seats still avail. as of 8/30.

12/1 10 PM Cuba’s Aruán Ortiz Camerata Urbana Ensemble at BAM Cafe

12/2, 4 PM harpsichordist/organist Arthur Haas, soprano Jessica Gould, violinist Daniel Lee and colleagues perform “French settings of Old Testament texts composed for the Royal Chapel of Versailles. The program includes recently discovered motets by André Campra and selected Versets of François Couperin. Repertoire once performed by relatives of the composers for the Sun King himself will be heard in the intimate sanctuary of the Huguenot Church,” the Eglise Française du Saint-Esprit, 109 E 60th St., $30/$25 stud/srs.

12/3 dynamic, dramatic mythologically-inspired composer/songwriter Anais Mitchell at Bowery Ballroom

12/4, 7:30 PM the Calder Quartet plays a program TBA at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free.

12/5, 7 PM latin jazz bassist Andy Gonzalez leads his band at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, free

12/5, 10ish noir torch song goddess Kelly Hogan at the Mercury, $15.

12/4, 11 PM North Carolina band Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys play tight tuneful original and classic bluegrass at the small room at the Rockwood

12/6, 7:30 PM the Cassatt String Quartet play Victor Ullman’s Quartet No. 3, a new work by Gerald Cohen, Playing for Our Lives, a contemporary tribute to the musical life in the Nazi death camp, and Shostakovich’s shattering Quartet No. 8 at Symphony Space, $30/$25 stud.

12/7, 7:30 PM pipa virtuoso Wu Man = whose recent adventures in central Asian music have been haunting – at Symphony Space,$30/$25 stud/srs

12/7, 7 PM pianist Paul Kim plays Moussorgsky and Stravinsky at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

12/9, 3 (three) PM the Brooklyn Women of Song (irrepressible Meg Braun, whose high-intensity blue-eyed soul will give you chills; the worldly, uncategorizable Jean Rohe, and intense genius multi-instrumentalist/chanteuse Carolann Solebello) at the First Acoustics Coffeehouse in downtown Brooklyn, $20.

12/9, 9ish raucous, high-energy country blues and hillbilly stuff with Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Bandat the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

12/11, free beer at 5:30 PM, show at 6, Jennifer Choi, David Fulmer & Stefan Jackiw, violins; Jesse Mills, viola; & Fred Sherry, cello premiere a new Zorn duo work plus his string quartet at the Miller Theatre, free

12/13 and 12/15, 7:30 PM and also 12/14, 11 AM (eleven in the morning), the NY Philharmonic play Sibelius’ sweeping Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 plus the Schumann Piano Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail.

12/15, 8 PM trombonist Wycliffe Gordon leads his Quintet at the Miller Theatre at Columbia Univ., $25 adv tix rec.

12/18, 8 PM at Roulette: Yarn/Wire performing the world premiere of the complete lush, hypnotic Negotiation of Context cycle byIcelandic composer David Brynjar Franzson.

12/20, 8 PM a rare live show by the Jentsch Group No Net playing guitarist/composer Chris Jentsch’s latest commissioned work-in-progress, a chamber-jazz nonet at Shapeshifter Lab in Gowanus.

12/21, 7 PM NY Phil’s CONTACT series features a chamber orchestra playing premieres by ndy Akiho, Andrew Norman and Jude Vaclavik ar the Rogers Auditorium at the Mettopolitan Museum of Art, $20

12/21, 7:30 PM composer/trombonist Jen Baker brings her blend of multiphonics-based composition and improvisation to First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St, downtown Brooklyn, $10

Live Music Calendar for July and August 2012 in New York City

New calendar for August and September (including late July dates) is here.

For directions and other information on the venues where these shows are happening, check the exhaustive guide to over 200 New York live music venues at NYMD’s sister blog, Lucid Culture.

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

Oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin has a lot of shows coming up.  He’s at  Terra Blues at 7 PM on 7/28, 8/9, 8/12, 8/28 and 8/31 and at Lucille’s on Aug 10 and 24 at 8.

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

Most Mondays at Rock Shop, 9ish it’s the Gowanus All-Stars feat. brilliant guitarist Chris Erikson (who’s got a great new album out) with a rotating cast of characters from his Americana rock circle, free

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 nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

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

Mondays at 10 PM Gato Loco plays Zirzamin. One venues calls them a “psycho mambo band,” but that doesn’t translate their irrrestibly catchy but dark sound. Based in oldtime 1920s Cuban tunes and beats but with an irreverent current-day sensibility, they’re one of the funnest bands in town right now. Depending on who’s available, they may roll out their low-register unit which includes baritone sax, tuba, baritone guitar and bass.

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

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

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

Wednesdays at 9:30 Roosevelt Dime plays their unique mix of oldtimey string band music with a dash of classic 60s soul at Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Williamsburg.

Wednesdays at 10 PM Avi Fox-Rosen plays the Way Station in Ft. Greene. He’s one of the two lead guitarists in the completely over-the-top Yiddish Princess, a funky original songwriter with a lyrical bite, and fluent in klezmer as well. One of NYC’s smartest, most original talents

Wednesdays at midnight snarling imaginative lo-fi Bollywood rock band Yankee Bang Bang – who’ve got an intriguing new album out – play Broomies, 921 Broadway in Bushwick.

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

Thursdays in September (that’s September not August), 1 PM Julian Wachner conducts Novus NY performing works by a dozen recent Pulitzer winners in composition at Trinity Church, free.

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

Two Fridays in July, 7/12 and 20 at midnight plus 7/24 at 9 PM, an electroacoustic performance of Antonin Artaud’s 1947 radio piece Devenir by vocalist Laura Lona at Mandragoras Art Space, 36-01 36 Ave. 3rd Fl., Long Island City, free.

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

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

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

Sundays from half past noon to 3:30 PM, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play Nolita House (upstairs over Botanica at 47 E Houston). Free drink with your entree.

Sundays in August jazz guitarist Peter Mazza – a subtle and soulful player whom Gene Bertoncini has endorsed – leads a series of intriguing trios at the Bar Next Door, 7:30 PM

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.

Four Sundays in July: 7/1, 7/15, 7/22 and 7/29, 8:30 PM Marcellus Hall plays Pete’s. Wickedly tuneful, slyly literate, charismatic Americana punk songwriter who draws on his indie roots fronting Railroad Jerk as much as from the surreal Woody Guthrie stuff he did in White Hassle – and he’s never sounded better.

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

Sundays in August, 9/11 PM the cutting-edge Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – a mighty beast that ranks with the Mingus bands as one of the city’s most fascinating jazz orchestras – at Birdland, $30 seats avail., res. req.

7/1-31 it’s the CBGB Festival and somehow every band playing every club in town at every hour all month long is part of it. Woody Allen at Cafe Carlyle? Yup, that too is the CBGB Festival (if you saw Hannah & Her Sisters, you get that one). Same applies to Justin Bieber at Madison Square Garden, Dave Matthews at the Meadowlands (honorary New Jersey membership in the CBGB Festival) and the long-awaited Bread reunion at City Winery. Likewise, every band playing every club in Williamsburg for the next decade and a half is part of the Northside Festival. Backstreet Boys at McCarren Pool – it’s gonna happen!

7/1, 1 PM relevant, satirical Reverend Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir – whose mighty sound will move you to action against eco-destroyers and corporate criminals – at Highline Ballroom.

7/1, 7 PM fearless resonator guitar powerhouse/torchy oldtime bluesmama Mamie Minch at Barbes followed at 9 by another killer guitarist, Stephane Wrembel.

7/1, 8 PM John Clark (french horn) and Michael Rabinowitz (bassoon) plus Trio Amalgamate (Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper & Gernot Bernroider) and guitarist Greg Baker play original compositions and new jazz arrangements of classical works at Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl., Park Slope, R to Union St, $10

7/1, 8:30 PM pianist Dave Restivo leads a trio with Lauren Fall, bass and Owen Howard, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe $10 + $10min, followed at 10 by “Canadian Club” i.e. Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Kris Davis, piano; Nick Fraser, drums.

7/1, 9 PM soul rockers Mighty Fine plus the oldtimey Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band or whatever they call themselves at the Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

7/1, sets 9/11 PM, trumpeter Tim Hagans leads his quartet through scorchingly melodic postbop compositions from his latest album The Moon Is Waiting at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

7/1, 9 PM pensive, thoughtful indie acoustic band Colorform– whose live show features live painting in addition to the songs followed by NYC’s only all-female mariachi band, Flor de Toloache at Arlene’s.

7/1, 9ish soaring guy/girl harmony-driven bluegrass with the NYCity Slickers at Rodeo Bar.

7/2, 8/10 PM compelling up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Molly Ryan and Her Debonaires at Birdland, $25

7/2, 9 PM wild, intense, improvisational ten-piece Veveritse Brass Band opens for cumbia powerhouse Very Be Careful at Littlefield, $10.

7/2, 9 PM legendary freak-guitarist/banjo player Eugene Chadbourne is getting ready to record a new Merle Haggard tribute album with twisted jazzcats Bryan & the Haggards (i.e. most of the guys from Mostly Other People Do the Killling) and they’re doing essentially a live rehearsal at Vaudeville Park before they hit the studio. Should be stupendously strange. Bryan & the Haggards are also at Zirzamin on 7/18 at 11.

7/2, 9 PM the 18-piece Cecilia Coleman Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/2, 10 PM NYC’s #1 creepy noir punk jazz monsters, Beninghove’s Hangmen at Shrine.

7/2, 11 PM a rare duo performance by smart, eclectic powerpop chanteuse Charlene Kaye & Dave Scalia at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/3, 1 PM funky brass bandthe Underground Horns at the intersection of Canal and 6th Ave. free

7/3, 5:30 PM mighty, funky, horn-driven 25-piece New Orleans band Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra in the parking lot behind City Winery, free

7/3, 7:30 PM Pakistani crooner/guitarist Arieb Azar at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St; free tix available 2 per person starting at 5 PM day of show.

7/3, 7 PM David Bowie collaborator/ambient guitar wizard Spooky Ghost at the small room at the Rockwood

7/3, 8:30/10:30 PM sax powerhouse Jon Irabagon with Gary Versace on organ and EJ Strickland on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

7/3-8, 9/11 PM Kenny Barron, the powerhouse jazz pianist of the last couple of decades, leads a quintet at the Vanguard, $25.

7/3, 9 PM Middle Eastern tinged jazz with bass titan Omer Avital & the Band of the East: Greg Tardy – tenor sax , Nadav Remez – guitar , Jason Lindner – piano , Daniel Friedman – drums at Smalls. They’re also here on 7/10

7/3, 10 PM a rare live show by esteemed Americana/soul chanteuse Dina Regine at 68 Jay St Bar.

7/3, 11ish entertainingly assaultive noiserockers the Sediment Club at Death by Audio

7/4 harmony-driven oldtimey honkytonk hellraisers the Sweetback Sisters followed by the oldtimey high-energy sounds of Spuyten Duyvil at Madison Square Park, 4 PM.

7/4, 6 PM smart female-fronted retro 80s anthemic rockers AwShocKiss in the back courtyard at LIC Bar.

7/4, 7 PM literate Tom Waits-ish alt-country rockers Fist of Kindness at Local 269.

7/4, 8 PM fiery paisley underground/country-punk band Girl to Gorilla at Otto’s.

7/4 9 PM the Matt Cross Gypsy Trio at Radegast Hall

7/4, 9 PM Khaled’s funky Middle Eastern-flavored worldbeat instrumentals at Shrine.

7/5-6, 7 PM at Joe’s Pub, Willie Nile and band play songs from his underrated and brilliant repertoire as downtown NYC’s #1 anthemic rocker: 7/5 from his debut album; his 1990 release Places I Have Never Been; the recent House Of A Thousand Guitars; and the newest album, American Ride. The 7/6 show features material from Golden Down, Beautiful Wreck Of The World, Streets Of New York, and The Innocent Ones which on the whole are a little stronger. $25 adv tix very highly rec.

7/5, 7 PM chanteuse/actress Abena Koomson sings Croatian folk music at the Kitchen, free.

7/5, 7:30 PM Steve Wynn’s jangly, historically rich Baseball Project – a band every diehard Twins, or Mets, or Cubs, or Red Sox  fan should see at least once – at City Winery, $25 standing room avail.

7/5, 7:30 PM dark female-fronted new wave/punk band Ingrid & the Defectors followed eventually by punk-era powerpop legend Bebe Buell and her band at Highline Ballroom, $15.

7/5-8, 7:30/9:30 PM B3 jazz groovemeister Dr. Lonnie Smith plays a 70th birthday stand at the Jazz Standard, $25, expect a parade of special guests

7/5, 8 PM intense, inscrutable, charismatic multi-keyboardist songwriter chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes followed at 10 by Kamala Sankaram’s surfy Bombay Rickey Bollywood band.

7/5, 8 PM charismatic, ferocious bandleader/keyboardist Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble followed eventually at 11 PM by revitalized psychedelic twin-guitar CBGB legends Band of Outsiders at the Delancey, $8.

7/5, 9 PM Tracy Island – the catchy, smart, literate new wave/psychedelic rock project from Ian and Liza of the WonderWheels and the Larch – at Freddy’s.

7/5, 9 PM anthemic, socially aware, lushly intense art-rockers My Pet Dragon at Littlefield, $10.

7/5, 9 PM irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on the 19th, same time.

7/5, 9 PM indie chamber ensemble Small Dream Ida, who shift “between influences such as Leonard Cohen, Steve Reich, and Led Zeppelin” at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/5, 9 PM oldschool country band the Gentlemen Callers at Arlene’s.

7/5 haunting original bluegrass/hard country band Frankenpine play new tunes off their highly anticipated forthcoming second album In That Black Sky at Matchless, 9:30 PM

7/5, 10 PM brilliantly sardonic psychedelic pop/janglerock songwriter Ward White at Fontana’s. That the CBGB Festival would include this guy, whose contempt for CB’s Gallery, “a place I always hated,” attests to how pathetically absurd this “festival” is.

7/6, 7ish the Dust and Grooves project – chronicling record collectors around the world via photo and film – puts on a photo show/celebration featuring shots by photographer Eilon Paz of various vinyl collectors taken across the world, plus a secret show by a famous band (can’t divulge it sorry) at Tropicalia in Furs record store, 304 E 5th St – show some love for a local vinyl emporium and us crazy people who shop there!

7/6, 7 PM a night of of poetry and music with Romanian screen star Ion Caramitru and clarinetist Aurelian Octav Popa at Symphony Space, free, early arrival advised

7/6 the queen of Coney Island phantasmagoria, Carol Lipnik & Spookarama – with the amazing Dred Scott on piano – at Barbes, 8 PM.

7/6, 8/10 PM lyrical inventive jazz piano improviser Matthew Shipp leads a trio at the Stone, $10

7/6, 8 PM Egyptian-American singer/songwriter Omnia joins slinky, intoxicating Egyptian film music rivalists Zikrayat for an eclectic night of music and bellydance at Yippie Cafe, 9 Bleecker St., $10/$8 stud.

7/6, 8/10 PM psychedelic funk legeneds Groove Collective at Iridium, $20.

7/6, 8:30 PM a good soul/funk doublebill: Empire Beats featuring chanteuse Camille Atkinson followed by Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Knitting Factory, $15.

7/6, 9 PM intense, dramatic, cleverly lyrical songwriter Elaine Romanelli at the Path Cafe.

7/6, 11 PM House of Waters plays psychedelic worldbeat dulcimer music at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/6-7, 11 PM Afrobeat band Emefe plays the album release show for their new one Good Future at the 92YTribeca, $10 adv tix rec; 7/6 Burnt Sugar opens the night at 10.

7/6, 11:30 PM the Highway Gimps -the missing link between Motorhead and My Bloody Valentine – followed by noisy intense indie duo Eleanor at Matchless, $5

7/7, sets at 1 and 3 PM, PM eclectic, clever Russian/Gypsy/tango/cinematic soundtrack string band Ljova and the Kontraband at Fort Jay on Governors Island, free

7/7, 3 PM, in order to get into Central Park Summerstage to see Guided by Voices when they hit the stage around 5, you’ll have to stand through a whole set by at least one of the world’s suckiest bands. You might want to show up at 5 instead and take this one in from outside the arena.

7/7, 7 PM the Latin Jazz Coalition big band at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, free

7/7, 7:30 PM intense, virtuoso oudist and violinist Simon Shaheen and group kick off what will probably be a transcendent doublebill with politically fearless Algerian siren Souad Massi at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/7, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble ACME performs the darkly ambient Winged Victory For the Sullen, the first installment of the new collaboration between Stars of the Lid founder Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie and composer Dustin O’Halloran at le Poisson Rouge $15 adv tix highly rec.

7/7, 8 PM ferocious but smartly terse electric blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues

7/7, 8 PM oldschool conscious hip hop lyricist Chubb Rock at Crotona Park in Queens.

7/7, 8 PM legendary synth band Tangerine Dream – who claim to have invented techno – at the Nokia Theatre, $35 tix avail.

7/7, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s surf rock show at Otto’s kicks off with ferocious Dick Dale-inspired trio 9th Wave, intense original sci-fi/surf rockers Mister Neutron at 10, Las Vegas trio Thee Swank Bastards at 11 and sometime after midnight excellent Link Wray cover band the WrayCyclers feat. members of the Octomen.

7/7, 9 PM haunting western noir songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Karen Dahlstrom at 68 Jay St. Bar.

7/7, 9 PM East Village Pharmacy and their psychedelic reggae/dub grooves followed by Unlimited Force playing more roots reggae at Shrine.

7/7, 9ish high-energy oldtime country blues chanteuse Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

7/7, 10 PM Bad Buka and their gypsy punk meltdown at Mehanata

7/7, 11 PM high-energy virtuoso barrelhouse blues with the 4th St. Nite Owls at Freddy’s.

7/8, 3 PM pioneering, protean, recently reconfigured indie classical string quartet Ethel at at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St.

7/8, 4 (four) PM dark torchy noir songwriter Jessie Kilguss at the small room at the Rockwood; she’s also at Caffe Vivaldi on 7/21 at 10:30

7/8, 6 PM smart, tuneful, counterintuitive Persian jazz/dub instrumentals with Sohrab’s SoSaLa featuring Brian Prunka on oud and Damon Banks on bass at Downtown Music Gallery.

7/8, 7 PM the Famous Accordion Orchestra followed at 9 by Stephane Wrembel. What? You don’t know them?

7/8, 8 PM the Haymarket Squares play punkgrass at Shrine.

7/8, 9 PM intense southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at Bowery Electric, free

7/9, 6:30 PM pianist/crooner Peter Mintun sings popular songs about New York from across the decades (emphasis on Broadway and Tin Pan Alley, heavy on the cheese) at the Museum of the City of New York, $15.

7/9, 8 PM smart, guitarishly excellent, historically-inspired rock songwriter Elisa Flynn at Pete’s followed at 9 by Austin alt-country star Jarrod Dickenson.

7/9, 8:30 PM jazzy, improvisational, exhilarating all-female klezmer powerhouse Isle of Klezbos plays Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min., 7/12, 1 PM they’re outdoors at 6th Ave. and Canal St., free

7/9, 9 PM the Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra play elegantly shapeshifting original compositions with a quirky sense of humor (and a Bach tango), a pleasant change from your usual big band fare, at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/9, 9ish the Van Allen Belt play noirish girl-group indie pop at the Cameo Gallery, $5

7/9, 9 PM two-bass punk/indie band Sister Anne at Arlene’s, free; they’re also here on the 16th, same time.

7/9, midnight the wild and crazy retro 60s country Jack Grace Band at the Ear Inn.

7/10 5:30 PM stoner cumbia funk with Locos Por Juana outdoors out back of the World Financial Center, free

7/10, 6:30 PM up-and-coming saxophonist Lucas Pino leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, free.

7/10, 7 PM the self-explanatory, beguiling, atmospheric Erin Hill & Her Psychedelic Harp at Arlene’s

7/10, 7 PM perennially popular salsa chanteuse La India at Rockefeller Park.

7/10, 7:30 PM Magges put their own deliriously rocking spin on intense, often haunting traditional Greek rebetika music at Athens Square Park, 30th Ave (at 30th St.), Astoria, N/Q to 30th Ave. and walk one block.

7/10, 7:30 PM powerhouse lyricist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper with the excellent Rob Woodcock on bass at the Bitter End, $5

7/10, 7:30 PM jazz guitar virtuoso and archivist par excellence Matt Munisteri leads his band playing tracks from his new album Still Runnin’ Round in The Wilderness – The Lost Music of Willard Robison Vol I at Joe’s Pub

7/10, 7:30 PM well-loved indie classical orchestra the Knights play Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129, Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Thomas Ades’ Three Studies from Couperin and Colin Jacobsen’s arrangement of the classic Persian theme Ascending Bird at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

7/10, 8 PM Shenandoah and the Night play female-fronted noir soul music at the Cameo Gallery, $5

7/11, half past noon purist Britfolk songwriter Ian Link at 1 Liberty Plaza downtown

7/11, 6 PM electric blues stars from the 60s: John Mayall followed eventually at around 8 by Buddy Guy on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/11, 6:30 PM the Wiyos – whose psychedelic Wizard of Oz-inspired new album is killer – outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza. Raindate: 7/12.

7/11 edgy eclectic nouveau-cabaret chanteuse Nellie McKay at Madison Square Park, 7 PM.

7/11, 7:15 PM Persian-American chanteuse Mamak Khadem sings her new arrangements of Sohrab Sepehri poetry at Drom with her worldbeat ensemble, $20

7/11, 7:30 PM Missy Mazzoli and her moody, swirling, lushly artsy rock band Victoire at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St; free tix available 2 per person starting at 5 PM day of show.

7/11, 8 PM the NY Philharmonic plays Prospect Park, program TBA, enter south side of the park and get there early if you want a space on the lawn

7/11, 9 PM the Byzan-tones return with a bang at Zebulon – electric steampunk oud surf music par excellence followed at 11 by the “the mind-expanding exotic oriental/Greek/Istanbul madness” of George Stathos’ Karavani Orchestra.

7/11, 9 PM the self-explanatory NY Funk Exchange at Groove; they’re also here on 7/17, same time

7/11, 9ish high-energy acoustic vintage Americana with PartyFolk at Rodeo Bar.

7/11, 10ish creepy but upbeat Chicago synth/noise band Wolf in a Spacesuit at Glasslands, $10

7/11, 11ish the Gogol Bordello of rock en Espanol, Outernational at Bowery Electric, $10, early arrival advised.

7/11, 11 PM Guantanamo Baywatch – whose creepy ghoulabilly punk reminds a little of the Dead Kennedys – at Cake Shop, $8

7/12, noon, newschool blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free, opening for what’s left of NRBQ.

7/12, 2 PM oldtime swing archivist/bandleader Michael Arenella & His Hot Eight out in front of Cercle Rouge 241 West Broadway (btw Walker & White St.), free

7/12, 5 PM the Wailers or what’s left of Marley’s old backup band in Theatre Square outside NJPAC in Newark, free

7/12, 7 PM oldschool/newschool soul spectacular: Charles Bradley & the Extraordinaires and then Neko Case on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/12, 7 PM George Clinton & P-Funk at Rockefeller Park – 71 and still at it!

7/12, 7 PM powerhouse violin metal group Stratospheerius at Shrine.

7/12-15 7:30/9:30 PM bass legend Christian McBride and his reliably amazing Big Band at Dizzy’s Club, $35 seats avail.

7/12, 8 PM a rare US appearance by French klezmer band Nigun followed at 10 by another more local klezmer legend, Andy Statman ($10 cover) at Barbes.

7/12, 8:30 PM dazzling klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and her band on the roof of the Manhattan JCC, Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St., $12.

7/12, 9 PM invigorating oldtime swing with Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers at Radegast Hall.

7/12, 9ish catchy, slinky rock en Espanol crew Ernesto at Local 269

7/12, 10 PM a killer triplebill of Barbes bands at SOB’s: the psychedelic surfy Chicha Libre, gypsyish ska-minded Karikatura and the psychedelically funky People’s Champs, $12 adv tix highly rec. Order of bands is unknown but they’re all good.

7/12, 10 PM dark original bluegrass paradigm-shifters Frankenpine at Union Hall, $8.

7/12, 10 PM wickedly tuneful, fearless, funny, socially aware all-girl janglerock/folk band Left on Red play the Bitter End, $10.

7/12, 10 PM trumpeter Steven Bernstein’s perennially funky Sex Mob at 55 Bar

7/12, 10:30 PM dark psychedelic Ethiopian funk grooves with the Funk Ark at Sullivan Hall, $10.

7/13, 7 PM the legendary and exhilarating Kálmán Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Trio at Joe’s Pub, $15.

7/13, 7:30ish scorching Radio Birdman-style garage punk band the Mess Around at Grand Victory in Williamsburg

7/13, better get to the lawn at Central Park by 7 PM (use the W 72nd St. entrance) to see the NY Phil playing Tschaikovsky’s 4th Symphony plus Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome at 8.

7/13, 7 PM trippy intense Persian jazz with SoSaLa featuring saxophonist Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. followed at 8 by Louie Belogenis + Lukas Ligeti at Ange Noir Café, 247 Varet St (between White St & Bogart St), Williamsburg, L to Morgan Ave.

7/13, 8 PM Uruguayan composer/performers: the haunting Ernesto Diaz and Yisela Sosa at Barbes followed at 10ish by the incomparable, psychedelic, dubwise Chicha Libre, whose new album Canibalismo is one of the year’s best.

7/13, 8:30 PM entrancing cello/marimba duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi.

7/13, 8:30 PM drummer and Paul Motian devotee Jeff Cosgrove leads a really killer quintet with Noah Preminger – sax; Mat Maneri – viola; Frank Kimbrough – piano; Joe Martin – bass at I-Beam, $10.

7/13, 9/10:30 PM amazing Persian-American saxophonist/composer Hafez Modirzadeh plays the album release for his new album Post-Chromodal with an all-star lineup: Amir ElSaffar – trumpet; Vijay Iyer – piano; Ken Filiano – bass; Royal Hartigan – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

7/13, 9 PM original Ethiopian-flavored funk with Debo Band at the Bell House, $15.

7/13, 9 PM, 3/4 of oldtime close harmony hillbilly group the Weal and the Woe followed at 10 by the high-powered barrelhouse blues of the 4th St. Nite Owls at the Jalopy, $10.

7/13, 9:30 PM slashing Balkan party jams with Raya Brass Band at the Cameo Gallery, $10.

7/13, 10 PM charismatic powerhouse southwestern gothic bandleader Julia Haltigan at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/13-14, 10 PM soulful low-key veteran reedman Ken Peplowski leads his Quartet with Ehud Asherie – piano , Martin Wind – bass , Matt Wilson – drums at Smalls followed at 1 AM by the smart ragtime-infused Spike Wilner Trio

7/13, 11 PM the funky Deathrow Tull (gotta love that name) open for P-Funk keyboard legend Bernie Worrell at the Mercury, $10 adv tix onsale 6/1.

7/13, midnight Afrobeat grooves with Zongo Junction at Sullivan Hall

7/14 Argentinian ska-punk rockers Los Auténticos Decadentes at 5ish at Central Park Summerstage.

7/14, 5 PM a huge jazz ensemble celebrates the music of eclectic composer Hyeseon Hong at Something Jazz Club, $10+$10 min

7/14, 7 PM careening paisley underground/oldschool country band the Newton Gang followed by Her & Kings County at Highline Ballroom, $12 adv tix rec. First discovered this twangy, excellently tuneful country-rock band at a show at Hank’s one cold night back in the zeros. Frontwoman Monique Staffile was genuine and down-to-earth, and still is, and the band has gone on to be a big touring act.

7/14, 7:30 PM eclectic, intense, improvisational ex-Soviet Georgian guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze with his group at Joe’s Pub, $15

7/14, 7:30/9:30 PM tuneful, edgy jazz saxophonist Tom Tallitsch leads a trio at at the Bar Next Door, free.

7/14, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 10 by the self-explanatory Cumbiagra at Barbes

7/14, 8/11 PM Debbie Davies – one of the world’s most exhilarating blues guitarists – at Lucille’s, $10 adv tix rec.

7/14, 8 PM edgy politically-fueled hip-hop with Jedi Mind Tricks and La Coka Nostra at the Gramercy Theatre, $26.50 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

7/14, 10 PM diverse Americana songwriter/blues guitar genius Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar

7/15, 4:45 PM organist William H. Atwood plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

7/15, 7:30 PM well-respected avant garde ensemble Alarm Will Sound play a program of new music TBA at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St; free tix available 2 per person starting at 5 PM day of show.

7/15, 8 PM charismatic, intense, slyly literate oldtime Americana ukulele songwriter/chanteuse Kelli Rae Powell -“wearing a large dress,” hmmm…at the Jalopy, followed by Lara Ewen at 9 and Shannon Pelcher at 10, $10

7/15, 8ish surfy psychedelic Colombian indie band Il Albanico at Union Hall, $7.

7/15 the inventors of “slowcore,” Codeine are back together and playing le Poisson Rouge at 10 PM, $15 adv tix a must, this may sell out.

7/15, 10 PM smart, acerbically comedic Paranoid Larry & His Imaginary Band at Otto’s

7/16, 7 PM fiery psychedelic female-fronted power trio Devi at Bowery Electric.

7/16, 7:30 PM sly lyrical intense noir piano jazz with the Dred Scott Trio at Smalls.

7/16, 7:30 PM Harumi Rhodes, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello; Makoto Fujimura, visual artist and Molly Morkoski, piano perform music of Messiaen, Debussy, Ravel, Takemitsu and Piazzolla at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

7/16 the NY Phil is back in Central Park, program TBA, starts at 8, get there early.

7/16, 8ish Bootsy Collins at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free: early arrival might be a good idea if you can get in at all (security is draconian: leave anything objectionable at home).

7/16 8 PM a surprisingly good bunch of New York songwriters cover Joni Mitchell’s Blue at City Winery: Meg Braun, Anna Dagmar, Honor Finnegan, Sharon Goldman, Victoria Lavingtoin, Catherine Miles, Elisa Peimer, Cheryl Prashker, Allison Scola, Carolann Solebello, Allison Tartalia, and last but hardly least, Kirsten Williams, $10

7/16, 9 PM Montreal big band jazz with the Franky Rousseau Large Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/17, 7 PM the Ebony Hillbillies – NYC’s one and only black bluegrass band – at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, free.

7/17-19, 7:30/9:30 PM one of the most interesting and original yet totally oldschool pianists in jazz right now, Orrin Evans plays the Jazz Standard:7/17 with a trio, $20; 7/18 with a quintet, $25; 7/19 with the phenomenal Captain Black Big Band, $25.

7/17, 8/10 PM Geri Allen & Laurie Anderson at the Stone, $20, ostensibly playing piano/violin duets – wow – get there early.

7/17, 8 PM NYC’s most adventurous, entertaining string quartet, Brooklyn Rider play works by Ljova and other intriguing composers at the Loewe Theatre at NYU, 35 W 4th St., free, early arrival advised.

7/17-21, 8:30/11 PM tunefully cutting-edge pianist Jason Moran +3 at Birdland, $30 tix avail.

7/17, 9 PM noir cityscape rock with Lorraine Leckie and Anthony Haden-Guest playing songs off their forthcoming studio collaboration at the Gershwin Hotel, $10

7/17, 9 PM jazzy surf/instrumental band Dog Adrift at Shrine

7/18, 6:30 PM the Gregorio Uribe Big Band outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

7/18, 10ish wild funky hypnotic Indian bhangra brass band Red Baraat on the flight deck of the Intrepid, 46th St. and the Hudson, free w/rsvp, 21+

7/18 powerhouse, socially aware jazz drummer/bandleader Jeff “Tain” Watts and his Quartet at Madison Square Park, 7 PM.

7/18 newschool roots reggae crew Passafire play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7 at the heliport at 23rd St and the FDR, departing at 8, $20 adv tix rec. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

7/18, 7 PM Clare & the Reasons – who can be lush and haunting or annoyingly twee (mon frere – you ought to 86 the whistling) – at le Poisson Rouge, $10.

7/18, 8 PM torchy alt-country chanteuse Karen Hudson followed by a rare acoustic show by hilarious oldschool honkytonk band Trailer Radio at Gizzi’s on W 8th St.

7/18, 8/10 PM Burnt Sugar Arkestra revisits their ambient roots with music inspired by Sun Ra’s The Nubians of Plutonia at the Stone, $10

7/18, 8 PM Big Daddy Kane raps to the neighborhood on his old turf in Queensbridge Park.

7/18, 9 PM dark, lyrically-driven, female-fronted acoustic blues/country band the Sometime Boys at the Parkside

7/18, 9ish rustic oldtime upbeat swing/country blues bandleader Woody Pines at Rodeo Bar.

7/19, 1 PM Twistycat – the “site-specific electroacoustic bass woodwinds brainchild of Ed Bear and Lea Bertucci” – does strange and interesting things with bass clarinet and baritone sax at the intersection of Canal and 6th Ave., free

7/19, 6:30 high-powered, eclectic tenor saxophonist Geoff Vidal leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, free

7/19, 7 PM Tracy Island (Ian and Liza from wickedly tuneful psychedelic new wave band the Larch) followed by redoubtable literate janglerocker Paula Carino  (whose most recent album ranked #1 of the year at this blog) with her band at Local 269.

7/19, 7 PM iconic noir guitarist Jim Campilongo and his trio at Rockefeller Park downtown, free

7/19, 7:30 PM the world’s #1 hip-hop influenced ten-piece Balkan brass band, Slavic Soul Party plus open wine/beer bar plus free kosher ice cream at the Jewish Museum, $15/$12 stud/srs.

7/19 a good night at Smalls: 7:30 PM intense, smart, melodically brilliant pianist Danny Fox leads a trio with Chris van Voorst van Beest – bass , Max Goldman – drums followed at 10 the equally eclectic Joris Teepe’s Group, a trio this time out with Matt Wilson – drums , Don Braden – tenor sax.

7/19, 8 PM Dawoud – “the Jimi Hendrix of the sitar” – leads his uncategorizable worldbeat/jazz/jamband at the Gershwin Hotel, $10

7/19, 9ish Louisville early 80s style noise-punk band Anwar Sadat at Death by Audio, $7

7/19, 9ish LES surf/rockabilly/soul guitar legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Rodeo Bar.

7/19, 10 PM the funky, hip-hop influenced Underground Horns at the Cameo Gallery, $10.

7/19, midnight creepy minor-key harmonica blues with Stringbean & the Stalkers at the Ear Inn.

7/20, 6ish songwriters from the north Atlantic: the torchy British Cordelia Stephens followed by smart, rustic Irishman Niall Connolly at the American Folk Art Museum, free

7/20, 7 PM torchy oldtime swing with Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers plus suave blues guitarist Duke Robillard and band at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

7/20, 7 PM melodic jazz pianist Noah Haidu leads a quartet with Jon Irabagon, alto sax; McClenty Hunter, drums; Ariel De La Portilla, bass at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St. ,$20

7/20, 7:15 PM intense Middle Eastern metal/jazz jams with Hypercolor feat. Eyal Maoz (guitar), James Ilgenfritz (bass), Lukas Ligeti (drums) at Ange Noir Café, 247 Varet St (between White St & Bogart St), Williamsburg, L to Morgan Ave.

7/20, 8 PM paradigmatic smart 80s new wave popsters Squeeze in the converted parking lot at W 21st St and Surf Ave in Coney Island, free. The Romantics play What I Like About You beforehand.

7/20, 8 PM Tom Chess on oud and ney, with William McEvoy, bass;Shane Shanahan, percussion; Kenny Warren, trumpet playing original compositions at Bargemusic, $25/$20 srs/ $15stud

7/20, 8 PM Num’s Nu Afrika play roots reggae at Shrine.

7/20-21, 9/10:30 PM diverse, soulful pan-latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuna does an intriguing series of quartet shows with the phenomenal Juancho Herrera – guitar; Michael Olatuja – bass; Yayo Serka – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

7/20, 9ish dark garage rockers the Detroit Cobras at Maxwell’s.

7/20, 9 PM oldschool-style Senegalese-flavored roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at the 92YTribeca $12 adv tix rec.

7/20, 9:30 PM torchy oldtimey rock/swing siren Eleni Mandell at Joe’s Pub $15.

7/20, 10 PM the self-explanatory Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout at 55 Bar.

7/21, 6 PM a rare solo acoustic show by noir NYC rock legend LJ Murphy at the National Underground

7/21, 7:30 PM Arturo O’Farrill  – whose new solo piano album is amazing – & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra feat. trumpeter Arturo Sandoval at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/21, 7:30 PM “The Wake Up Madagascar” Tour raising global ecological awareness feat. chanteuse Razia Said, Jaojoby, Charles Kely, Saramba at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

7/21, 9 PM king of the surf guitar, Dick Dale, still setting picks on fire, at the Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

7/21, 9ish fearlessly intense indie rock songwriter/guitarslinger Jennifer O’Connor at Fontana’s.

7/21 9:30ish catchy latin ska/punk rockers Karikatura at Mehanata.

7/21, 11 PM fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems with Hannah vs. the Many at Sidewalk. She’ll hear how awful the sound here is and go back to playing better venues after this. But it’s a free show and that wail of hers barely needs amplification.

7/21, 11ish ageless, charmingly jangly lo-fi Japanese rocker women Shonen Knife at the Bell House, $12. They’re at Maxwell’s the following night for the same price, a little earlier, 9ish.

7/21, 1 AM (actually wee hours of 7/22) diverse, funky jazz violinist Zach Brock and band at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/22 the annual Jamaican jerk festival, gates open at noon, guessing that music starts around 5:30 with crooner Tarrus Riley (Jimmy Riley’s kid) & Fab 5 Band at Roy Wilkins Park in St. Albans at the edge of Queens (Merrick and Baisley Blvd), $25 adv tix available at VP Records, 170-21 Jamaica Avenue in Queens (includes free copy of Reggae Gold 2012), tix also at Veggie Castle, The Door, Genesis Restaurant, Topaz Restaurant Brooklyn, Moodies Records, Peoples Choice Furniture, and Miss Lily’s Variety on Houston

7/22, 1 PM a celebration of Colombian independence and music with Alejandro Zuleta, Daniel Fetecua y Pajarillo Pinta’o, Gregorio Uribe, Diego Obregon y Grupo Chonta, Johanna Castañeda y Joropeando, Martin Vejarano and La Cumbiamba eNeYé, Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano and Grupo Rebolú featuring Ronald Polo and Moris Cañate plus Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto headlining outdoors adjacent to Queens Theatre in the Park in Corona Park; 7 train to Shea Stadium, walk toward what’s left of the Globosphere and you’ll hear the festivities

7/22, 2 (two) PM Brooklyn Rider’s Johnny Gandelsman, violin; Christina Courtin, viola and Alex Greenbaum, cello play Haydn – String Trio in G Major, Op. 53, No.1; Beethoven – String Trio in G Major, Op 9, No 1; Schubert – String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 581 and Dohnanyi- Serenade in C Major, Op 10 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15stud.

7/22, 6 PM ex-Ellington trombonist Art Baron with Jennifer Vincent on bass, Steve Elson on saxes, David Phelps on guitar plus special guests at Bowery Poetry Club.

7/22, 7 PM dark, moody nuevo-soul band Shenandoah & the Night at Pier One on the upper west.

7/22 7:30 PM dark stormy intense avant/tango/classical pianist Fernando Otero followed eventually around 9 by dark retro 80s rocker Alfonso Velez at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $5

7/22, 8 PM haunting, intense pan-Middle Eastern trio Niyaz at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

7/22 Fisherman play Polynesian-flavored “exotica” at Rodeo Bar, 9ish.

7/22 10 PM up-and-coming noir guitar virtuoso Ben Von Wildenhaus at Manhattan Inn, solo with his trusty loop pedal

7/22, 10 PM upbeat, smartly lyrical oldtime original swing tunes with the Dirty Urchins at the Cameo Gallery, $8.

7/23, 7:30 PM amazing triplebill at Zirzamin: the Dimestore Dance Duo feat. Jack Martin and Jude Webre playing their gypsy Twin Peaks guitar music, followed at 8:30 by celebrated noir chanteuse Nicole Atkins and at 10ish Gato Loco with their eerie but totally here-and-now retro-style Cuban instrumentals.

7/23, 8ish soca legend the Mighty Sparrow at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free.

7/23, 8 PM Sweetheart of the Rodeo style country purists Whisperado at Spike Hill

7/23, 9 PM Cumbia Machin play chicha at Shrine – look out Chicha Libre, there’s another psychedelic cumbia band in town!

7/23 ferocious surf instrumentalists the Octomen – who could be as few as three and as many as eight – at Rodeo Bar 9ish

7/23 smart, multilingual Malian hip-hop/reggae/acoustic band SMOD at SOB’s, 9 PM, $18 adv tix rec.

7/23, 10 PM Rachael Bell’s dark Americana janglers Mesiko at Fontana’s, $10 incl. new 7″ single by Corporal

7/24 the Wallflowers at Bowery Ballroom are sold out

7/24, 5:30 PM charming, sly, innuendo-driven French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins on the plaza out back of the World Financial Center.

7/24, 6:30 PM versatile and insightful pianist Katie Reimer backs soprano Jo Ellen Miller and baritone John Maynard in a diverse program starting with the Romantic period and moving forward with art songs by Hugo Wolf, Brahms, Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Zemlinsky and Pfitzner at Liederkranz, 6 E 87th St., $20.

7/24, 7 PM the Cambodian Space Project play psychedelic Asian rock at Barbes followed at 9 by Balkan brass behemoth Slavic Soul Party (whose new album is characteristically off the hook).

7/24-28 8:30/11 PM newschool pianist Pablo Ziegler’s Tango Connection feat. violinist Regina Carter at Birdland, $30 seats avail

7/24, 9 PM torchy, jaunty, irresistibly fun oldtimey band Mornin Old Sport play the Jalopy, $10.

7/25, noon gypsy/latin/ska band Karikatura outdoors at the triangle across Amsterdam Ave. from Lincoln Center.

7/25 Elizabeth & the Catapult at Bowery Ballroom are sold out. Good for them

7/25, 6:30 PM jazz guitar genius Matt Munisteri leads his band outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

7/25 jazz violinist Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread at Madison Square Park, 7 PM.

7/25, 7 PM crooner Ricky Rubio and pianist Alba Mazza deliver Neopolitan favorites; singer Gianvito Bottalico performs Italian love songs and Barese specialties at Athens Square Park in Astoria, N to 30th Ave., free

7/25, 7:30/9:30 PM tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger leads a quartet with Ben Monder – guitar; John Hebert – bass; Colin Stranahan – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20.

7/26, 6 PM multi-wind virtuoso Demetrius Spaneas and pianist Jeffrey Goldberg improvise at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min., followed by hilarious, crazed jazz punks Mostly Other People Do the Killing at 8:30 (separate admission, same deal).

7/26-29, 7:30/9:30 PM multi-reed powerhouse Anat Cohen leads a series of combos at the Jazz Standard: 7/26 a duo with guitarist Romero Lubambo,$25; 7/27 a quartet featuring guitarist Howard Alden, $30; 7/28 with her big band Anzaic Orchestra, $30; 7/29 an especially tantalizing duo with pianist Fred Hersch, $25

7/26, 8 PM clever, lushly orchestrated art-rockers the Universal Thump at Barbes followed at 11 by the dark, spare, gypsy-tinged Kotorino.

7/26, 8 PM intense Turkish/klezmer/gypsy rockers Raquy & the Cavemen’s farewell NYC show at Drom, free w/rsvp to (212) 777-1157.

7/26, 8 PM NYC’s original Balkan brass behemoth, Zlatne Uste on the roof of the Manhattan JCC, Amsterdam Ave. and 76th St., discount $10 tix available with promo code CTMDFIDDLE.

7/26, 8 PM Red White & Nuge – “a night of right wing rock for lefties” – at LIC Bar: members of 2 Skinnie J’s, the Losers Lounge band, the Tall Pines and more play songs by right-wing nutjobs Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Grand Funk RR and, of course, The Nuge! $10 contrib. to the LIC for Obama campaign includes free buffet and t-shirt while supplies last. Hey – he’s been less than we hoped for, but at least he’s not Romney.

7/26, 8 PM young Serbian gypsy music/hip-hop ensemble GRUBB at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

7/26, 8ish noir and lurid Americana: powerhouse lyricist/banjoist Curtis Eller and the Moonlighters’ perennially allusing, increasingly noir Bliss Blood at Waltz-Astoria, 23-14 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria

7/27, 6ish Liz Tormes at the American Folk Art Museum. A couple of years ago she put out a phenomenal gothic Americana rock record; here’s a chance to see how dark and intense she can get in an acoustic setting.

7/27, 6:30 PM a cultural salute to Egypt outdoors at the Queens Museum of Art in Corona Park, with Saidi stick dancing accompanied by a combo provided by the musical hotspot Alwan for the Arts followed at 8 by a screening of Ahmad Abdallahmad Abdalla’s 2010 film Microphone, which explores the music and arts scenes in Alexandria through the eyes of a recently returned expat. 7 train to Shea Stadium, exit across the street from the ballpark

7/27, 8 PM eclectic, shapeshifting saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin’s Wonderland feat. Turkish star Husnu Senlendirici at Drom, $15 adv tix highly rec.

7/27, 8:30 PM Colombian traditional music supergroup Los Irreales de Ondatrópica at Damrosch Park behind Lincoln Center

7/27, 9 PM Impostor Syndrome play dark female-fronted powerpop at Arlene’s.

7/27, 9 PM unaffectedly tuneful Americana rocker Jason Waters and band at Zirzamin

7/27, 10 PM dark 4AD-style dreampop rockers Dead Leaf Echo at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge in Bushwick, $7; they’re also doing a rare acoustic show at Pete’s on 8/2.

7/27, 10 PM psychedelic funk with the People’s Champs at Barbes.

7/27, 10:30ish Karikatura play smart, politically aware gypsy punk, ska and latin rock at Zebulon

7/27, 11 PM dark garage rock with King Khan & the Shrines at Bowery Ballroom, $15.

7/28, 5ish powerhouse electric blues guitarist Guy Clark Jr. at Central Park Summerstage

7/28, 6 PM guitarist Gerard Edery plays Sephardic music from across the diaspora at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min followed by lyrical third-stream jazz pianist Jacob Sacks leading a quintet with Jacob Garchik and Ben Gerstein, trombones; Thomas Morgan, bass; Dan Weiss, drums, separate admission 9/10 PM, same deal

7/28, 6:30 PM Istanbulive a.k.a. “Turkish Woodstock IV” feat. an amazingly eclectic all-Turkish bill with the Secret Trio (an exciting new gypsy/jazz summit withAra Dinkjian, Ismail Lumanovski and Tamer Pinarbasi), trippy saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin’s Wonderland feat. Turkish sax legend Husnu Senlendirici, and then the long-overdue US debut of a folk and protest music legend, chanteuse Selda Bagcan at Damrosch Park, early arrival a must, these events are perennially popular.

7/28, 7:30/9:30 PM eclectic jazz saxophonist Patrick Cornelius leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, $12.

7/28, 8 PM atmospheric loop-friendly art-rockers the Quavers followed at 10 by the haunting pan-latin Las Rubias Del Norte – who have more than a bit of chicha in them – at Barbes.

7/28, 9 PM weird segue, good doublebill: subtle, soulful bossa/samba chanteuse Rachel Brotman and her band followed at 10 by unpredictable indie multi-instrumentalist Kristin Mueller with bluesy violist Karen Waltuch (of the phenomenal Roulette Sisters) at Pete’s.

7/28, 9 PM ferocious, tuneful female-fronted gypsy punk/noir cabaret band Amour Obscur at Mehanata

7/28, 9:30 PM hypnotic Afrobeat jams with Elikeh at Joe’s Pub, $14.

7/28, 11 PM artsy, anthemic, brilliant metal band Of Earth downstairs at the Delancey, $10.

7/29, 2 (two) PM the Horszowski Trio: Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano – play Saint-Saens Piano Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18; Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8; Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major, D.929, Op. 100; at Bargemusic $35 ($30 senior, $15 student)

7/29, 6 PM Israeli jazz/metal guitarist Yoshie Fruchter at Downtown Music Gallery – bring earplugs.

7/29, 7 PM the Imani Winds play Mohammed Fairouz’ new composition Jebel Lebnan plus other intriguing works, reception to follow, at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W. 69th St., free

7/29, 7 PM Joe Hurley’s annual, high-spirited night of Irish rock, first Hurley playing with the Gents to open and then Joe Hurley’s All-Star Irish Rock Revue co-hosted by sharp, literate crooner Ed Rogers, plus downtown NY legend Willie Nile, members of the Mekons, Cracker, Alice Cooper Group, Bob Dylan’s band, Blue Oyster Cult and others, early arrival advised.

7/29, 8 PM one of the most interesting, smartly politically aware roots reggae bands around, Taj Weekes & Adowa at Springfield Park in Queens.

7/29, 9 PM Commercial Interruption plays ferocious original surf rock at Otto’s.

7/29, 9 PM Ameranouche play gypsy jazz at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

7/30, 7:30 PM Natasha Paremski, piano with Philippe Quint, violin play works by Prokofiev, Balakirev, Piazzolla and the New York premiere of Fred Hersch’s Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

7/30, 8ish dark female-fronted dreampop/retro 80s guitar band Beast Make Bomb plays their final show – they’re breaking up – at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $10

7/30, 8:30ish Public Enemy at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free

7/30, 10 PM a rare small club date by the phenomenal, darkly melodic tenor sax of JD Allen and his Trio with the amazing Gregg August on bass and this era’s greatest extrovert jazz drummer, Rudy Royston, at Smalls

7/31, 5:30 PM Cape Verdean chanteuse Maria de Barros on the plaza out back of the World Financial Center.

7/31, 5:30 PM NYC country/hillbilly/gospel stars Ollabelle in the parking lot behind City Winery, free.

7/31, 7 PM Min Xiao-Fen’s astounding avant/jazz/Chinese classical Blue Pipa Trio at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, free

7/31, 8 PM underrated 90s hip-hop lyrical genius Keith Murray at Tappen Park in Staten Island.

7/31, 8/10 PM Motema honcho and stylistic globetrotter Jana Herzen plays original works on guitar, kalimba and percussion with probably numerous special guests at the Stone, $10.

7/31, 9 PM lyrical purist jazz piano with the Jim Ridl Trio feat. John Benitez – bass , Donald Edwards – drums at Smalls

7/31, 9 PM jazz violinist Yoojin Park leads a quintet at Something Jazz Club, no cover, $10 min.

7/31, 9:30 PM quirky, playful, smart cabaret/chamber-pop with Grace McLean and Them Apples at the big room at the Rockwood

7/31-8/4, 11:30 PM powerful oldschool style jazz belter Brianna Thomas with her band at Dizzy’s Club, $5 seats avail!

8/1, 7 PM the Imani Winds play all NYC premiere program plus appearances by the United States Air Force wind quintet and the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet at Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St, free.

8/1, 7:30 PM Harlem’s original eclectic punk band the Band-Droidz at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $12

8/1-5 veteran soul/jazz tenor saxophonist Lou Donaldson leads a B3 organ quartet at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 ($30 on the weekend).

8/1, 8 PM the probably assaultive, gypsy-flavored New York Chamber Trio: Eyal Maoz (guitars) Ron Caswell (tuba)Chris Stromquist (drums) followed at 10 by one of the most reliably interesting improvisers around, Marty Ehrlich (reeds) with Drew Gress (bass) and Ches Smith (drums) at the Stone, $10

8/1, 9 PM Israeli Middle Eastern dance-funk orchestra Yemen Blues at Damrosch Park, early arrival advised. If you need to see them in air-conditioned comfort, they’re at City Winery at 8 on 8/4 for $22 and will probably sell out even though this is a free show.

8/1, 8 PM chanteuse/uke player Bliss Blood’s torchy, lurid noir cinematic duo Evanescent at 68 Jay St. Bar.

8/1, 9:30 PM richly twangy Americana rockers Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at the Mercury, $10.

8/1, 9:30 PM cello/drums free jazz duets with Daniel Levin and Juan Pablo Carletti at Culturefix

8/2, noon, Afrobeat hip-hop bandleader Blitz the Ambassador at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free.

8/2, 6:30 PM intense, eclectic jazz composer/tenor saxophonist Geoff Vidal with Sean Conly on bass and Jochen Rueckert on drums at the Bar Next Door, free.

8/2, 7 PM eclectic oldtime acoustic blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at Terra Blues

8/2, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes followed at 10 by New Orleans brass band Tuba Skinny.

8/2, 8 PM multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band play new oldtimey gypsy-tinged jazz at the Castello Plan in Ditmas Park.

8/2, 9 PM high-energy oldtime swing and blues with Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Radegast Hall. They’re also here on 8/23.

8/2, midnight the Hsu-Nami play Taiwanese art-rock/metal instrumentals with electrified er-hu violin at Trash, $7 – this band is unbelievably intense and a lot of fun.

8/2, midnight, psychedelic downtempo/trip-hop indie pop band Vacationer at Union Hall, $12.

8/2, 8:30 PM the reliably devious, powerhouse Jon Irabagon on alto sax with Mark Helias, bass; Barry Altschul, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min; they’re here again on 8/4 at 9 and 10:30, same deal

8/2, 9ish noir guitar stylist Ben Von Wildenhaus with his band followed by the recently regrouped and amazing Dimestore Dance Band – the missing link between Django Reinhardt and Erik Satie, now more noir than ever – at Zebulon.

8/2, 9 PM hip-hop brass band grooves with PitchBlak Brass Band at Shrine, free. They’re also at Joe’s Pub on 8/19 at 9:30 PM for $12

8/2, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on the 23rh, same time.

8/2, 9ish the Bad Plus play Stravinsky’s Rites of Spring at Damrosch Park behind Lincoln Center – don’t say you weren’t warned.

8/2, 10 PM Stratospheerius – the original violin metal band, whose new album reputedly shreds (don’t they always) at the Delancey, $10.

8/2, 10 PM saxophonist Jacob Garchik’s tuneful, sometimes brooding 3rd-stream 4twenty project at I-Beam, $10

8/2, 10:30 PM Jack Grace’s edgy, recently reunited, funky jamband Steak – who were a sort of early zeros counterpart to Little Feat – at Bowery Electric, free

8/2, 10:30 PM hilariously filthy, theatrical punk girlgroup pop spoof Cudzoo & the Fagettes at the Mercury, $10.

8/2, 11 PM Spanish jazz guitarist Dave Juarez with his versatile band at Desmond’s of all places.

8/3, 6 PM the Matt Cross Gypsy Jazz Quartet at Radegast Hall

8/3, 7:30 PM psychedelic funk orchestra Turkuaz at the Cameo Gallery, $12.

8/3, 8 PM dark female-fronted 4AD-style dreampop rockers Dead Leaf Echo at the Knitting Factory, $10.

8/3, 8/10 PM bassist Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz’s Abraxas plays the cd release show for their performance of John Zorn’s Masada: Book of Angels Vol. 19 with Aram Bajakian (guitars), Eyal Maoz (guitars), Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (on gimbri this time), Kenny Grohowski (drums) at the Stone, $10

8/3, 9ish chanteuse/pianist Kate Mattison’s torchy, hypnotic, catchy downtempo/trip-hop soul trio Mattison at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/3, 10:30 PM oldschool 60s organ/trombone soul-jazz with the Jared Gold /Dave Gibson Quintet at the Fat Cat.

8/3, 11 PM edgy, upbeat bluesy original swing tunes with guitarist Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at the 92YTribeca, $10

8/3, 11 PM intriguing dark indie folk group Colorform – who combine live painting with live music – at Culturefix. Colorform at Culturefix – how’s that for 3 syllables?

8/4, sets 1 and 3 PM, the Jack Quartet play works by Guillaume de Machaut, Charles Ives, Brian Baumbush, Ken Thomson, Payton MacDonald and David Crowell on Colonels Row on Governors Island, free

8/4 well-loved Malian bandleaders/crooner-and-chanteuse duo Amadou & Mariam at Central Park Summerstage, 5ish, early arrival advised.

8/4, 6:30 PM oldtime and bluegrass night with Spirit Family Reunion, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West and Del McCoury and band at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/4, 7ish one of the year’s most unlikely but best triplebills: reliably hilarious faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes, psychedelic country/blues/bluegrass band American String Conspiracy and the unstoppably ferocious noir/ghoulabilly monster that is the Reid Paley Trio at Rocky Sullivan’s in Red Hook, $12

8/4, 8 PM “Music of Early Spain and beyond… bridging the ancient to the present with exotic songs, compelling dances and virtuosic improvisations, ALBA perform early Mediterranean music on traditional instruments. ALBA evokes the haunting melodies and dynamic rhythms of the Iberian peninsula as well as music from its Middle-Eastern and European neighbors. Through the time of La Convivencia when Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures flourished together to the Golden Age of Spain, ALBA makes this passionate music contemporary. With Margo Gezairlian Grib, voice, vielle; Rex Benincasa, percussion; Haig Manoukian, oud; Christopher Morrongiello, lute, guitarra Española at Bargemusic, $35 ($30 senior, $15 student).

8/4, 8 PM “an international quartet of improvisers dedicated to charming the Snake with sounds inspired by the Berber trance music of a real and imaginary Morocco: Satoshi Takeishi: percussion, Mat Maneri: viola, Brahim Frigbane: oud, Michaël Attias: alto saxophone” at Barbes followed at 10 by high-energy Mexican style Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos playing polkas and more.

8/4, 8 PM atmospheric, haunting soundscapes by Spooky Ghost at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/4, 8 PM a rare Brooklyn appearance by purist bluegrass/honkytonk rockers Demolition String Band at 68 Jay St. Bar.

8/4, 8 PM B3 grooves with the Masami Ishikawa Organ Quartet at Cleopatra’s Needle, free

8/4, 8:30 PM fiery avant accordion music with Kimmo Pohjonen & Helsinki Nelson at Damrosch Park.

8/4, 9 PM at Otto’s it’s Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf music shindig and this is one of the best, with the Initials, the ferocious, Link Wray inspired Howlin Thurstons, the eclectic TarantinosNYC at 11 and George Sempepos’ phenomenally good, psychedelic Middle Eastern surf rockers the Byzan-tones at around midnight.

8/4, 9ish intense gypsy punk with Bad Buka at Mehanata

8/4, 9 PM M Shanghai String Band – NYC’s original citybilly band, with a lead singer who pla,ys spoons – at the Jalopy, $10

8/4, 9:30 PM thoughtful, terse desert blues guitar star Sidi Toure at Joe’s Pub, $18.

8/4, 10 PM smart, funny, female-fronted, indelibly NYC urban pop band Delusions of Grand Streetat Trash, $8

8/4, 10 PM Jerry Adler of the Blam’s latest excellent project, lush dreampop rockers Wave Sleep Wave at at the Stone, $10.

8/4, 11ish PM hilarious cowpunk satirists Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Union Hall, $8.

8/4, half past midnight brilliant, cruelly satirical soul/funk man/filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative at the Blue Note, $10

8/5, 3 PM the Imani Winds play world premieres by emerging composers Joelle Zigman, Matt Siffert, Phil Taylor, Alex Weston, Matthew Taylor, Sam Parrilla, Molly Joyce, and Yuan-Chen Li at the Concert Hall at Mannes College of Music, 150 W 85th St.,hosted by Mohammed Fairouz, free.

8/5, 4:45 PM organist Stephen Fraser plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

8/5, 6 PM creepy jazz improvisation with a couple of guys from creepy improvisers Dollshot: bassist Giacomo Merega, tenor saxophonist Noah Kaplan, plus guitarist Andy Bianco and trumpeter Joe Moffett at Downtown Music Gallery, free

8/5, 7 PM Que Vlo-Ve (Wade Ripka & Nick DiFeo, guitars; Quince Marcum, vocals) play classic Greek rembetiko followed at 9 by the Hot Club of Flatbush pinchhitting for the temporarily AWOL Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

8/5, 7:30 PM a tribute to salsa composer Tite Curet Alonso with Viento de Agua feat. special guest Lalo Rodríguez plus the NYC debut of Grupo Esencia de Ponce at Damrosch Park behind Lincoln Center, early arrival advised.

8/5, 8:30 PM tenor saxophonist Tom Tallitsch – whose new album has swing and bite – at Caffe Vivaldi with his group.

8/5, 8:30 PM jazz violinist Scott Tixier with his group: Frank Locrasto , piano; Matt Parker, saxophone; Burniss Earl Travis II, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/5, 9 PM the Red Hook Ramblers playing their own hot jazz soundtracks to Fatty Arbuckle in “A Reckless Romeo” (1917) and two of his funniest silent comedies with Buster Keaton: “The Cook” (1918), and “Coney Island” (1917).at the Jalopy, $10.

8/5, 10 PM guitarist Yoshie Fruchter’s delightful klezmer metal/surf rock band Pitom at the Stone, $10

8/6, 7:30 PM weird segue, great show: slamming salsa with the Pedrito Martinez Group followed by Malian desert blues guitarist Sidi Toure at Marcus Garvey Park.

8/6, 7:30/9:30 PM tuneful third-stream original jazz compositions with composer Marshall Gilkes, trombone; Donny McCaslin, saxophones; Adam Birnbaum, piano, Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Eric Doob, drums at Dizzy’s Club, $25

8/6, 8 PM freak-folk legend Brute Force and Daughter of Force open with a cameo before NYC’s original gypsy punk brass band, Hungry March Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $8, free before 7 PM.

8/6, 8 PM popular 90s roots reggae crooner Barrington Levy at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

8/6, 8:30 PM cerebral, intense latin jazz pianist/composer Arturo O’Farrill leads a trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/6, 9 PM swirling, hard-hitting dreampop/garage rockers the K-Holes at the Knitting Factory, $10.

8/6, 9 PM the tuneful, atmospheric, purist retro 50s Behn Gillece Vibraphone Quintet at the Fat Cat – if you can imagine anything approaching “atmosphere” at the Fat Cat…

8/6, 9 PM Swingadelic play their monthly show at Maxwell’s, free

8/6-7, 10 PM Lucinda Williams at Bowery Ballroom, $35 tix have not sold out yet as of 7/25.

8/6, 10:15 PM dark female-fronted new wave/punk band Ingrid & the Defectors at Trash, $10

8/7, 7 PM the queen of Coney Island phantasmagorical noir rock and soul, Carol Lipnik & Spookarama at Barbes.

8/7, 7 PM trombonist Michael Dease leads his tuneful, purist Big Band at the Garage Restaurant in the west village

8/7, 7:30 PM violinist Lara St. John and friends celebrate the 25th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s 1987 Central Park concert at the Naumburg Bandshell, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

8/7, 7:30 PM six-piano new music powerhouse Grand Band – whose titanic performance was one of the highlights of this year’s Bang on a Can Marathon – playing Steve Reich’s ‘Six Pianos’ and Julia Wolfe’s Aretha Franklin-inspired ‘my lips from speaking…’ plus works by Philip Glass and Kate Moore at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix highly rec.

8/7, 9ish eclectic tuneful indie folk from multi-instrumentalist Alice Bierhorst and another multi-instrumentalist, hauntingly anthemic neoromantic/rock songwriter Serena Jost at Freddy’s.

8/7, 9 PM the Simple Minded Predators play bluegrass at Pete’s.

8/7-12, 9/11 PM vibraphonist and Christian McBride bandmate Warren Wolf – whose latest album is superb – at the Vanguard with Allyn Johnson on piano, Eric Wheeler on bass and Billy Williams on drums, $30

8/7, 9:30 PM Ethiopian jazz powerhouse Either/Orchestra – whose marathon concert last year at the New School featured a lot of recently unearthed stuff from Ethiopia and was absolutely off the hook – at the Jazz Standard, $20

8/8, 7 PM retro soul sensation Bettye LaVette at Madison Square Park.

8/8, 7 PM Marty Hroncich Co. mix old Italian favorites from the Istria & Kvarner region at Athens Square Park in Astoria, N to 30th Ave., free.

8/8, 9 PM tuneful, intense alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius leads an equally intense quintet with Orrin Evans – piano; Ben Wolfe – bass, Rudy Royston – drums, Nick Vayenas – trombone at Smalls

8/8, midnight, lead guitarist to the stars of the underground Thad Debrock – a brilliant, eclectic player on his own stuff too – at the small room at the Rockwood

8/9 cumbia party monsters Chico Trujillo plays the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Harbor Lights, boarding at 6, leaving at 7 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. and the FDR, $25.

8/9 6 PM Frankie Bambara’s ageless, perennially fresh salsa jazz grooves at Shrine

8/9, 7:30 PM dark Americana with Kelli Scarr and Alana Amram with Jim Campilongo at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

8/9, 8 PM smart artsy retro 80s keyboard-driven rockers Overlord at Union Hall, $8.

8/9, 9 PM Veveritse Brass Band– as intense as Slavic Soul Party but without the hip-hop influence, and more improvisational, at the Jalopy, $10.

8/9, 9 PM Kurt Neumann leads a Sam Llanas-less version of literate heartland rock legends the BoDeans at City Winery, $25 standing room avail. Avoid the 8 PM opening act at all costs: she plays putrid Aaliyah-style corporate “R&B” disguised as country.

8/9, 9:30 PM the Brian Charette Organ Sextette – whose new album is one of this year’s most enjoyable jazz releases – at Smalls with Brian Charette – organ, Mike DiRubbo – alto sax, Seamus Blake – tenor sax, Itai Kriss – flute, John Ellis – clarinet, Jochen Rueckert – drums at Smalls

8/9, 10 PM a solo show by brilliantly lyrical pianist Brian Marsella of the Flail and Cyro Baptista’s band (and also a foppish indie band, and that hasidic stoner reggae abomination – hey, rent isn’t cheap) at the Stone, $10

8/10, 8 PM East African chanteuse Alsarah & the Nubatones followed at 10 by the self-explanatory Cumbiagra at Barbes.

8/10, 8 PM powerpop bandleader Mikal Evansplays the small room at the Rockwood followed eventually at 10 by surfy Colombian rock duo Il Albanico; next door the self-explanatory NY Funk Exchange plays the big room there at half past midnight

Bard Summerscape Festival starts August 10. Yeah, it’s out of town, but this year’s program is pretty amazing, an examination of the world of Camille Saint-Saens and his turbulent artistic world.  Transportation from NYC for ticketholders is available via a $30 shuttle from Lincoln Center or a free shuttle from the Poughkeepsie Metro North commuter train station.

8/10, 9 PM psychedelic Americana and blues with American String Conspiracy at Freddy’s

8/10, 9:30 PM Choban Elektrik – who put a keyboard-driven psychedelic rock spin on Balkan music – at Rock Shop in Gowanus

8/10, 10 PM Ianbassa play roots reggae at Shrine.

8/10, midnight, amazing, high-energy gypsy punk brass monstrosity March Fourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10

8/11, 3 PM banjoist/folksinger Abigail Washburn at Central Park Summerstage. Buckwheat Zydeco headlines afterward.

8/11, 8 PM Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey at Barbes.

8/11, 8 PM the Avalon String Quartet play Beethoven String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 in C-sharp minor; String Quartet No. 16, Op.135 in F Major at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15 stud.

8/11, 8:30 PM Lyle Lovett at Prospect Park Bandshell- you might have to listen from outside the arena for this one unless there’s a lot of rain beforehand.

8/11, 10 PM diverse Americana songwriter/blues guitar genius Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar

8/12, 1 PM haunting, politically fueled, powerfully relevant klezmer band Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/12, 3 PM eclectic steel pan virtuoso/cinematic composer Andy Akiho and ensemble at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St.

8/12, 5:30 PM Afrobeat band Toubab Crewe in the parking lot behind City Winery, free.

8/12, 6 PM Jose Valente on viola, Daniel Levin on cello and Jason Hwang on violin improvise at Downtown Music Gallery, free.

8/12, 9 PM badass alt-country siren and Neko Case collaborator Carolyn Mark at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

8/12, 9 PM the LES Hot Club play classic gypsy jazz at Barbes.

8/13, midnight the sly oldschool 60s C&W sounds of the Jack Grace Band at the Ear Inn

8/14, 7 PM jazz guitarist David Ullmann’s quintet play the cd release show for their reputedly excellent new one, Falling at Barbes with Chris Dingman – vibes; Karel Ruzicka Jr. – sax; Vinnie Sperrazza – drums and Gary Wang – bass followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party (whose new album is more than reputedly excellent).

8/14, 8:30/10:30 PM tasteful, eclectic jazz guitarist Mike Baggetta with Cameron Brown on bass and Jeff Hirschfield on drums at the Bar Next Door

8/14, 9ish the self-explanatory, horn-driven, psychedelic NY Funk Exchange at Lucille’s. A good room for this band. They’re also at Groove on 8/22 at 8 and 8/25 at 9.

8/14, 9ish a promising improvisational night: Mike Pride, drums + compositions; Jon Irabagon, alto & tenor sax; Alexis Marcelo, piano; Peter Bitenc, bass; Jonathan Moritz, tenor sax; Jason Stein, bass clarinet at Korzo.

8/14, 10 PM intense Armenian-tinged improvisations with Lou Reed lead guitarist Aram Bajakian and singer Julia Ulehla at the Stone, $10

8/15-16,7:30ish a mini bachata nueva festival at Highbridge Park uptown. On the 15th it’s Henry Santos from Aventura; the 16th has K Rose and 24 Horas.

8/15, 8 PM at the Stone: Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes) Russ Lossing (piano) Kenny Wollesen (drums)followed at 10 by Project Fukushima NYC, a benefit for Japan with Kaoru Watanabe (fue, taiko) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass, oud) Yuka (voice, taishogoto, ukulele, electronics); Pet Bottle Ningen: Dave Scanlon (guitar) Nonoko Yoshida (sax) Dave Miller (drums); Aya Nishina + Miho Hatori’s NEW OPTIMISM: Miho Hatori (vocal) Timo Ellis (bass) Shoko Nagai (key) Ahmed Gallab (drums) Aya Nishina (piano).”The benefit marathon concert in NYC hosted by three bands (20 minutes each) dedicates all its proceeds to Project Fukushima in Japan.”

8/15, 9ish the jaunty, oldtimey Two Man Gentlemen Band – whose new album of drinking songs is surprisingly loud and hard-hitting – at Rodeo Bar; 8/16 they’re at Rock Shop at 8ish, $10.

8/16,  7:30 PM the jaunty, oldtimey Two Man Gentlemen Band – whose new album of drinking songs is surprisingly loud and hard-hitting – at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $12.

8/16, 8 PM John Zorn improv night with bassist Shanir Blumenkranz plus a parade of usual suspects at the Stone, $25, get there early.

8/16, 8:30ish the Gentlemen Callers play oldschool honkytonk followed by the amusing but spot-on all-female Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts at Union Hall, $7

8/17, 7 PM Colombian Caribbean jazz with Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano Orchestra and the Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective with special guests Gregorio Uribe and Alejandro Florez at le Poisson Rouge, $15

8/17, 7 PM indie classical ensemble Percussia -whose name pretty much defines their repertoire – at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, free.

8/17, 7:30 PM Roberto Prosseda, piano plays”Midsummer Nocturnes” by Mendelssohn, Chopin, John Field, Debussy and Scriabin at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

8/17, 8:30ish a mixed bag of funk and soul with Austin’s exhilarating New Orleans-flavored Mingo Fishtrap, John Legend-ish smoov G Tre Williams & the Revelations and then the oldschool JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at Brooklyn Bowl, $10

8/17, 10 PM creepy noir guitar soundtrack magic with Stephen Ulrich and Itamar Ziegler at Barbes.

8/17, 10 PM two of NYC’s best-loved bluegrass crews with Demolition String Band followed by Freshly Baked Bluegrass at the Jalopy, $10.

8/17, 10 PM the queen of rockabilly, Wanda Jackson at Maxwell’s, $20 adv tix avail. at the club and in Manhattan at Other Music

8/17, 10ish entrancing cello/marimba duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi.

8/17, 10 PM Royal Khaoz play roots reggae at Shrine.

8/17, 10ish stoner hip-hop/punkmetal legends the Kottonmouth Kings at B.B. King’s, $25 gen adm. “You will find no traces of tight jeans or trendy indie trash!”

8/17, 10:30 PM raucous, high-energy country blues and hillbilly stuff with Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Hill Country, $12

8/18, 5 PM Lee Feldman at Something Jazz Club. He’s got a fascinating, often haunting album of piano/cello duets of traditional Jewish music out as well as a playful album of original songs. For fans of chamber pop and Steely Dan.

8/18, 8 PM violinist/singer Mireya Ramos, frontwoman of Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi band – plays Barbes followed at 10 by the ferocious, wild Balkan sounds of Raya Brass Band (whose new album might be the year’s best).

8/18, 8:30 PM the aptly titled Argentinian J.P. Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band at le Poisson Rouge, $15

8/18, 11:30 PM exhilarating retro 60s latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Brooklyn Bowl $5

8/19, 3 PM get to Central Park Summerstage when the gates open if you want to see roots reggae harmony legends the Mighty Diamonds and Israeli Vibration. What’s left of Inner Circle play afterward (one can only imagine what the late Jacob Miller would have thought of the Fox network using a song by his old band as the theme for the most racist show on tv).

8/19, 4:45 PM organist David Christopher plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

8/19, 7 PM Albuquerque band Le Chat Lunatique mix gypsy jazz with reggae and other unexpected sounds at Barbes followed at 9 by newschool gypsy jazz virtuoso Stephane Wrembel. Le Chat Lunatique court tres tres vite to the Jalopy afterward for a 9 PM set.

8/19, 9 PM arguably the most haunting triplebill of 2012: Twin Peaks guitar duos with Ulrich Ziegler, the equally cinematic klezmer-tinged chamber-rock of Barbez – whose Paul Celan tribute from a couple of years ago is amazing-  and then dark sweeping female-fronted art-rockers Bee & Flower at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg, $10.

8/20 versatile oldschool/newschool soul avatar and saxophone powerhouse Lakecia Benjamin at Ginny’s Supper Club, 310 Lenox Ave (125/126), time/$TBA. 8/21 she’s at the big room at the Rockwood.

8/20-28 New Orleans piano titan Henry Butler plays solo “early blues” followed by the reliably entertaining Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 on the weekend.

8/21, 8/10 PM two generations of avant garde legends: Pauline Oliveros (digital accordion) with Susie Ibarra (drumset, percussion) at the Stone. At 10 they’re joined by Thollem McDonas (piano), $10.

8/21, 10 PM eclectic, brilliant Nation Beat violinist Skye Steele’s Glorious Sunshine Band at Pete’s

8/21, 10 PM Bow Wow Wow – yup, the latest incarnation of Annabella Lwin’s sassy, badass new wave band from the 80s – at B.B. King’s, $22.50 adv tix rec.

8/22, 7:30 PM pianist Anthony Tobin celebrates Debussy’s 150th birthday with a solo concert and premiere of his film Claude Debussy: The World Will Change In His Sound at WMP Concert Hall, $20

8/22, 8 PM jazz vocals with Tammy Scheffer and her Sextet followed by guitarist Assaf Kehati and his Trio at 9:30 at Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl., Park Slope, $10.

8/22, 9 PM the atmospheric indie classical Portland Cello Project at City Winery, $15 standing room avail.

8/22, 11 PM torchy Americana chanteuse Megan Reilly at Zirzamin

8/22, midnight Stringbean & the Stalkers play dark eerie chromatic harp blues at the Ear Inn.

8/23, 7 PM eclectic psychedelic funk band Mamarazzi open for reggae/Afrobeat stars the Refugee All-Stars of Sierra Leone at East River Park, free.

8/23, 8 PM klezmer/bluegrass legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10.

8/23, 8 PM the reliably charming, politically aware, theatrical, harmony-driven Ukuladies at Freddy’s

8/23, 8:30 PM clarinetist Josh Rutner leads a klezmer jazz sextet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/23, 9:30 PM Wendy Rule at Caffe Vivaldi. If you’re too broke for (or want something darker than) Missing Persons and Gene Loves Jezebel at B.B. King’s, this is cheaper (it’s free) and it’s a lot better.

8/23, 10ish Charlene Kaye & the Brilliant Eyes at the Gramercy Theatre, $15. The new album is slick and overproduced, but the songs rock, they’re smart and she’s a hell of a guitarist.

8/24, 6ish smart, literate, oldtime western noir songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Karen Dahlstrom at the American Folk Art Museum, free

8/24, 7 PM the theme of this year’s Charlie Parker Festival at Marcus Garvey Park is Bird with Strings, a supposedly all-star lineup recreating pieces of that classic record. Then on the 25th, same place, same time it’s Jamire Williams’ Erimaj project, Derrick Hodge, singer Rene Marie and the presumably immortal Roy Haynes.

8/24, 9 PM Junior Toots (Toots Hibbert’s kid) and the Top Shotta Band followed by the CCB Reggae All-Stars at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

8/24, 9ish suave baritone western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack City Ramblers at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

8/24, 10 PM eclectic, smart latin jazz bassist Pedro Giraudo leads a sextet at Barbes.

8/25, 4 and 8 PM keyboardist Michael Hearst’s Songs for Unusual Creatures at Barbes. Playful, psychedelic instrumentals about weird animals from around the world, suitable for kids, pray that the yuppie contingent with their whiny brats doesn’t show up.

8/25, 8 PM, repeating on 8/26 at 2 PM the St. Petersburg String Quartet play Tchaikovsky: String Quartet in B-flat Major, “ Unfinished” Op. Post.1865) (1); Schubert: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 29, D. 804 “Rosamunde”; Ravel: String Quartet in F Major at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15 stud.

8/25, 8:30 PM psychedelic Middle Eastern/Balkan/Asian jamband Tribecastan at Sullivan Hall, $15 adv tix rec.

8/25, 8:30 PM Mostly Other People Do the Killing’s bassist Moppa Elliott leads a sextet version of the insane, amazingly fun jazz terrorists at I-Beam, $10.

8/25, 9ish hypnotic retro psych-rockers Brian Jonestown Massacre at Webster Hall, 9ish, $30.50 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

8/25, 9:30 PM dark 80s style keyboardist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

8/26, 1 PM intense Scottish bagpipe music with Great Highland Bagpipes and Mor, “The Pied Pipers of New York” at Flushing Town Hall, free, early arrival advised.

8/26, 6ish this year’s bill at the Charlie Parker Festival at Tompkins Square Park is uncharacteristically weak – although it’s nice to see chanteuse/organist Ernestine Anderson get the headline spot she’s deserved for a long time.

8/26, 8 PM goth legend and Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy at the Well, 272 Meserole St. in Bushwick, $25 adv tix rec.

8/27, 8 PM avant pianist Taka Kigawa tackles Bach’s Art of the Fugue at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

8/27, 8:30 PM pianist Melody Fader and violinist Emily Popham play Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata plus works for solo piano by Debussy and Chopin at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

8/28, 7 PM eclectic pan-latin chanteuse Marta Topferova at Barbes.

8/28-9/2 the Ron Carter Big Band – enough said, right? – at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30.

8/28-9/2, 9/11 PM jazz/Americana violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman leads a killer quartet with Jason Moran on piano, Greg Cohen on bass and Rudy Royston on drums at the Vanguard, $30

8/28, 9:30 PM dazzlingly eclectic virtuoso string ensemble Trio Tritticali play originals, Latin, Middle Eastern, jazz and clever pop/rock arrangements at Caffe Vivaldi.

8/28, 11ish dark intense minimalist Persian-flavored indie rock duo the Mast at Glasslands

8/29, 7 PM Italian folk music of the Istria region by Damir and Joe and band at Athens Square Park in Astoria, N to 30th Ave., free.

8/29, 8 PM, a latin jazz summit: Jerry Gonzalez & the Commandos de la Clave plus the Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

8/29, 9 PM Sean Wayland leads his B3 organ jazz band at Freddy’s

8/29, 8:30 PM original, eclectic bossa-tinged chanteuse Nina Moffitt leads a quartet with Chris Pattishall, piano; Jackson Hill, bass; Alex Ritz, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/30, 7:30 PM blue-eyed soul crooner Don Piper and his excellent, jangly band followed by eclectic, literate Britpop/glam/art-rock songwriter Ed Rogers – whose latest album Porcelain is amazing – at Zirzamin

8/30, 8 PM Chicago style blues powerhouse Bobby Radcliff plays a rare Brooklyn gig with his band at Freddy’s

8/30, 8 PM psychedelic funksters Groove Collective at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

8/30, 8:30 PM down-to-earth Chilean jazz vocal stylist Camila Meza leads a quartet with Glenn Zaleski, piano; Sam Anning, bass; Greg Ritchie, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/30, 10:15 PM haunting, lush art-rockers the Snow – whose new album is reputedly as excellent as their last two – at Joe’s Pub, $15.

8/31, 7:30 PM funk orchestra Burnt Sugar (feat. many Melvin Van Peebles collaborators) “freaks every other song in the book- a JB, Steely, Ra, Jimi, Bowie, Miles, Van Peebles and BS Monsta-Mosh” at Le Poisson Rouge, $10 adv tix rec.

8/31, 8 PM badass resonator guitarist/blues chanteuse Mamie Minch followed at 10 by psychedelic funk with the People’s Champs at Barbes.

8/31, 9 PM hilarious, satirical Merle Haggard cover band Bryan & the Haggards – who do sick jazz versions of honkytonk classics – at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

8/31, 1 AM (actually wee hours of 9/1) explosive two-sax-and-drums funk/trip-hop instruental band Moon Hooch at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

9/1, 9 PM reggae singer Dahlia Dumont plays with her roots band at Shrine.

9/1, 9ish crazy gypsy punk with Bad Buka at Mehanata

9/1, 10 PM bouncy Mexican polkas and more with Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos at Barbes.

9/2, 7 PM long-running, eclectic jazz/chamber pop quartet the Four Bags at Barbes followed at 9 by gypsy guitar virtuoso Stephane Wrembel.

9/2, 11 PM charismatic frontman Sekouba and his huge, intense, politically charged African roots reggae band at Shrine

9/3, sets at 1 and 3 PM pyrotechnic, unpredictable avant violinist Todd Reynolds with Jordan Tice on guitar, Jonny Rodgers on glass harmonica andspecial guests play new arrangements of American folk music on Colonels Row on Governors Island, free.

9/4, 7 PM the king of the downtown NYC literate rock anthem, Willie Nile at Joe’s Pub, $25

9/7, 8 PM a rare evening of chamber and film music by David Amram featuring an all-star cast including Amram himself on French horn and piano at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix very highly rec.

9/4, 8:30 PM the Toomai String Quintet play two sets, the second a performance of Jessica Pavone’s understatedly haunting Hope Dawson Is Missing with guitarist Mary Halvorson at I-Beam, $10.

9/6, 8 PM eclectic desert blues guitar star Bombino and his jamband at Highline Ballroom,$15 adv tix rec.

9/7 is Brazilian World Music Day, check their blog for NYC happenings.

9/7, 7:30 PM atmospheric noir art-rockers Elysian Fields at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/8, 7ish an eclectic lineup, killer triplebill: barrelhouse blues band the 4th St. Nite Owls, ska punks the Hub City Stompers and then eventually around 10 intense noir ska/swing band Tri-State Conspiracy at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $12

9/8, 8:30ish the Atomic Duo: “some Flatt, a little Scruggs, and a whole lot of Gil Scott-Heron” – at 68 Jay St Bar

9/8, 8:30 PM a kick-ass doublebill at I-Beam with perennially tuneful pianist Russ Lossing leading a trio followed by the Two Bass Band with Ben Street and Masa Kamaguchi plus trombonists Scott Reeves and Bryan Dye plus many others, $10; drummer Jeff Davis leads a trio with Lossing at 10 PM on the 14th.

9/8, 9:30 PM a killer Balkan/klezmer doublebill with Litvakus and Raya Brass Band at Joe’s Pub, $TBA

9/9, 3 PM indie classical guitarist Gyan Riley (Terry’s kid) at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St.

9/10 the CCB Reggae All-Stars play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 6, departing at 7 from the heliport at 23rd St. and the FDR, $20 adv tix available at the Highline box office.

9/10, 7:30 PM duo pianists Christina & Michelle Naughton play Mendelssohn, de Falla, Milhaud, Rachmaninoff and Nancarrow at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec. followed at 11 by lutenist Jozef Van Wissem and electroacoustic indie chamber ensemble Noveller for $8 (adv tix, separate adm.)

9/11, 8 PM violinist Elmira Darvarova, hornist Howard Wall of the New York Philharmonic and pianist Tomoko Kanamaru play music of Brahms, Schumann and their contemporaries at Symphony Space, free, early arrival advised.

9/11, 10:30 PM pianist Orrin Evans’ ferociously smart, tuneful postbop combo Tarbaby with Oliver Lake, Eric Revis and Nasheet Waits at le Poisson Rouge, $15

9/12, 7 PM violin virtuoso Gil Morgenstern’s reliably enlightening, thematic Reflections Series opens at WMP Concert Hall with a program titled Stravinsky, The Violin Years: 1930-1935 feat. pianist J.Y. Song, $35/$15 stud.

9/12, 8 PM the New York Piano Quartet performs musix of Austrian composers Joseph Marx, Erich Korngold, Gernot Wolfgang and others at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec.

9/12, 9ish fiery, intense, lyrical art-rocker Spottiswoode at the big room at the Rockwood, $12 adv tix rec.

9/12, 10 PM one of the original gypsy rock bands, Firewater at the Knitting Factory, $14 – note that the new incarnation is minus piano genius Paul Wallfisch and works a more hypnotic, south Asian vein. They’re also at le Poisson Rouge on 9/15 at 8:30 for an additional six bucks.

9/12, 10 PM Judah Tribe plays roots reggae at Shrine.

9/13, 8 PM pianist Octavio Brunetti and violinist Elmira Darvarova play Piazzolla at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec.

9/14, 8 PM literate glamrock legend Ian Hunter at Highline Ballroom, $30 adv tix rec.

9/14-15, 10 PM stark, intense gypsy rock with Devotchka at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm. They’re also at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, same time same price, on 9/16.

9/14, 10 PM Random Test plays roots reggae at Shrine.

9/16, 10 PM long-running indie/Americana rockers the Silos at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec. at the club 5-7 PM M-F.

9/17, 7:30/9:30 PM hot newschool melodic jazz playing and compositions: the Young Lions Quintet with Stacy Dillard, the Curtis Brothers, and E.J. Strickland at Dizzy’s Club, $25.

9/17, 11 PM Deerhoof – sort of a zeros/teens version of the Eels – at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $17.

9/21 powerful, politically aware Irish-American punk/anthemic literate rock legends Black 47 play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7, departing at 8 from the heliport at 23rd St. and the FDR, $25 adv tix available at the Highline box office

9/22 scorching Romanian gypsy brass orchestra Fanfare Ciocarlia at the Schimmel Center at Pace University downtown on Spruce St.

9/23, 6 PM drum/cello improvisations with Juan Pablo Carletti and cellist Daniel Levin at Downtown Music Gallery, free

9/23, 8 PM torchy, smart Americana chanteuse Tift Merritt plays the album release show for her new one Travelling Alone at City Winery, $28 standing room avail.

9/23, 9 PM hilarious, smart grasscore/C&W band the Devil Makes Three at the Gramercy Theatre, $19 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

9/25, 7:30 PM haunting gypsy chanteuse (and Bertold Brecht niece) Sanda Weigl at Joe’s Pub, $TBA.

9/26, 8 PM Mariel Roberts premieres new works for solo cello by Andy Akiho, Sean Friar, Alex Mincek, Tristan Perich, and Daniel Wohl at Issue Project Room, $15.

9/27 funky bhangra orchestra Red Baraat at at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/27, 11 PM My Wooden Leg plays gypsy punk at Freddy’s.

9/28, 8 PM oldschool soul legend Bettye LaVette at Highline Ballroom, $26 adv tix rec.

9/28, 8:30 PM nimble but atmospheric vibraphonist/composer Tyler Blanton and his group at I-Beam, $10.

10/4, 7:30 PM exhilarating, clever, eclectic Russian/gypsy/cinematic string band Ljova & the Kontraband  – whose 2008 album is a genuine classic – at Symphony Space, $30 gen adm includes a drink.

10/11, 7:30PM Angela & Jennifer Chun play music for two violins by Béla Bartók and Luciano Berio, and, joined by pianist Nelson Padgett, perform the rarely heard Phantasy for two violins and piano by British composer Edmund Rubbra at Symphony Space, $30 adv tix rec

10/11 at Issue Project Room: an all-Mohammed Fairouz concert with the Borromeo Quartet playing the NY premiere of The Named Angels plus the Cygnus Ensemble as well as pianists Kathleen Supové, Taka Kigawa and Blair McMillen.

10/12 rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson at Highline Ballroom

10/28, 7:30 PM at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall the Tokyo String Quartet joined by the Jasper Quartet for a farewell show featuring Webern: Five Movements for String Quartet; Mozart: String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, K. 515; Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20, $15 adv tix highly rec.

10/28 at Merkin Hall, Yoon Jae Lee leads Ensemble 212 in the NY premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’s Akhnaten, Dweller in Truth, a double concerto with soloists Nicholas Canelakkis (cello) and the conductor leading from the piano.

10/28 Yasiin Bey f.k.a. Mos Def – whose unpredictably brilliant career now has him doing Gil Scott-Heron style soul and dark indie classical music – at the Apollo Theatre.

11/10 70s punk-pop legends the Rezillos at Bowery Electric.