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Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for February 2020

Daily updates – if you go out a lot, you might want to bookmark this page and check back regularly.

If you’re leaving your hood, don’t get stuck waiting for a train that never comes, make sure you check the MTA delays and out-of-service page for service cancellations and malfunctions, considering how unreliable the subway is at night and on the weekend.

If you don’t recognize a venue where a particular act is playing, check the comprehensive, recently updated list of over 200 New York City music venues at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

If you see a typo or an extra comma or something like that, remember that while you were out seeing that great free concert that you discovered here, somebody was up late after a long day of work editing and adding listings to this calendar ;)

Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar:

On select Wednesdays and Sundays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries, beverages and lively conversation included! This winter’s agenda is Childhood Classics: A series of three evenings featuring the music we were forced to play – music composed expressly for children, Bach to Kurtag, like it or not, and conversation about that experience, about the piano, and about ongoing musical growth…4 PM on February 16, and March 15, sug don, email for details/address

Mondays at 7 PM multi-instrumentalist Dennis Lichtman’s popular western swing band Brain Cloud at Barbes followed at 9:30 PM by a variety of tropical bands playing cumbias, boogaloo, salsa, maybe all of the above.. Brain Cloud are also playing their 10th anniversary show on Nov 22 at 9 PM at the Jalopy for $20

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 at the Vanguard the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – composer Jim McNeely’s reliably good big band vehicle – plays 9/11 PM, $35 per set plus drink minimum.

Mondays starting at 9:30 PM Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play two sets at Union Pool. 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 woke, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the usual lead soloist on baritone sax, with frequent special guests. Sizzling guitarist Binky Griptite – Sharon Jones’ lead player – is also often there.

Tuesdays at 9 PM, clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes (check the club calendar), $10 cover.

Wednesdays at 9ish the Binky Griptite Orchestra (formerly Sharon Jones’ brilliant oldschool soul backing band) at Threes Brewing Outpost, 113 Franklin St (Greenpoint/Kent Aves) in Greenpoint, free

Most Thursdays at 8:30, the Brooklyn Raga Massive – a rotating cast of A-list Indian, jazz and rock musicians who love to jam out classic Indian themes from over the centuries to the present day – play the Jalopy, $15 adv tix at the bar at the main space. Tons of special guests followed by a wild raga jam!

Fridays at 7:30 PM tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser leads his band at the Django. Jukebox jazz in a JD Allen vein but not as dark and more straight-ahead/groove-oriented: as postbop party music goes, nobody’s writing better than this guy right now.

Saturdays in February, 6 PM busker swing legends the Xylopholks’ vibraphonist Jonathan Singer with a motley, rotating cast at Barbes

Sundays in March, 1 PM  brilliant, fearlessly political B3 organist Greg Lewis plays Monk tunes at Bar Lunatico. He’s also there with Brianna Thomas and the Juke Joint Jelis on the 19th

Most Sundays at 5:15 PM starting in late September, a free recital on the amazing, powerful, dynamic new organ at St. Thomas Church at 5th Ave and 53rd St. featuring some of the world’s greatest organists. The space is magnificent and the music usually is too. Right now the church fathers are programming pretty much everybody who used to work here and play the mighty old Aeolian-Skinner organ that finally had to be replaced. Check the concert calendar for details.

Sundays in February at 8 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 March,, 8/11 PMthe fearlessly relevant, toweringly intense Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, at Birdland, $30 at the bar

Sundays at 9:30 PM paradigm-shifting Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel leads his band at Barbes – check the club calendar just to make sure.

2/1, 11:30 AM (in the morning) the Nightingale Farm – Mary Spencer Knapp as narrator and singer, Teagan Taylor on trumpet & vocals, Doug Berns on bass and vocals, Sean Salant on guitar, and Ethan Meyer on percussion.- present their original adaptations of the classic baseball poem “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Thayer plus Wilhelmina Harper’s “The Gunniwolf.” These stories follow a family singalong. At Greenlight Bookstore: 632 Flatbush Ave, Ft. Greene, free for kids of all ages

2/1, 2:30 PM the NY Classical Players perform the Debussy String Quartet, Dvorak’s American String Quartet and the Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello at the NYPL for the Performing Arts out back of Lincoln Center free

2/1, 4 PM cinematic, psychedelic quirk-pop keyboardist Michael Hearst presents “Curious, Unusual and Extraordinary” songs from his many bands followed at 6 by Xylopholks’ vibraphonist Jonathan Singer, at 8 by Transylvanian pianist Lucian Ban with tuba jazz legend Bob Stewart and at 10 by epic ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

2/1. 4 PM moody lo-fi keyboardist/singer Anni Rossi followed at 8 by cellist Margaret Tran at Pete’s

2/1, 7 PM hard-hitting latin jazz pianist Donald Vega leads his trio at Birdland, $20 at the bar

2/1, 7:30/9:30 PM this era’s most consistently interesting jazz pianist, Vijay Iyer and trio plus special guest Wadada Leo Smith at the Jazz Standard $30

2/1, 7 PM great doom metal triplebill: Green Dragon – evil stoner boogie/doom ban who need a singer – followed by the enveloping, slower, more unhinged Yatra and then the even sludgier Warhorse at St. Vitus $15

2/1, 7 PM the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale sing music by French composers Fauré, Poulenc, Ravel and Boulanger, and English composers Byrd, Finzi, Howells and Tallis at Old First Reformed Church , 729 Carroll St,, Park Slope, $20

2/1, 7:30 PM ruthlessly funny, politically satirical faux-folk duo Friends Who Folk (Rachel Wenitsky and Ned Riseley) at Union Hall,702 Union St. north of 7th Ave, R to Union St and walk uphill, $10

2/1 8 PM haunting Middle Eastern guitarist Ayman Fanous at Spectrum $15

2/1, 8 PM sunny banjoist/songwriter Jenna Lindbo followed by politically aware, catchy acoustic songwriter Ruth Hill at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away”

2/1, 8 PM visionary violinist/social critic Laurie Anderson at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery, no joke, $20

2/1, 8 PM duos Double Standard (Jennifer Gersten, violin; Laura Davey, piano) and hear|say (Iva Casián-Lakoš, cello; John Ling, percussion) “suspend their historic rivalry in the interest of mutual music-mongering. Music by Sky Macklay and Sarah Hennies, as well as premieres by Erika Dohi, John Ling, and Ed RosenBerg II” at Arete Gallery, $15

2/1, 8:30 PM darkly tuneful pianist Kris Davis spars with her tenor sax bud Ingrid Laubrock at the Stone at the New School, $20

2/1, 9 PM sharply literary, ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10. 2/6 at 7 they’re at Shapeshifter Lab, $tba

2/1, 9ish badass drummer Rachel Housle‘s bday bash with lots of soul, rock, maybe mass free jazz improvisation at the Jalopy Tavern

2/1, Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 10 PM with the eclectically cinematic Cameramen and the similarly cinematic, more dramatic TarantinosNYC and at around midnight Brooklyn cover crew Band of Others

2/1, 10 PM Elliott Smith-esque chamber-pop band the Morning Sea at the small room at the Rockwood

2/2, 1 PM pianist Jiayang Jin with Bangjun Xia, violin play music of Bach, Bacewicz, Schumann, Brahms, Scriabin, and Chopin at the 92nd St. Y, free

2/2, 4 PM fiery, deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel at Skinny Demis. He’s also here on 2/15 at 4 and 2/27 at 10

2/2, 5:30 PM the New Alchemy Jazz Orchestra with powerhouse soul belter Nicole Zuraitis at Birdland $25 at the bar. Followed at 8:30 ($30 separate adm) by mighty latin jazzz pianist Arturo O’Farrill‘s Octet. 2/13 at 7 Zuraitis leads her own band at 55 Bar

2/2, 7 PM cellist Jakob Kullberg plays solo works by Per Nørgård, Kaija Saariaho, and Bent Sørensen at National Sawduwt $30 adv tix rec

2/2, 8 PM multi-instrumentalist Brian Carpenter’s noir, cinematic, epic Ghost Train Orchestra with special guest crooners Theo Bleckmann, JG Thirlwell and others at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

2/3, 6 PM the improvisationally-inclined Osso String Quartet followed at 8 by sweeping, swinging vibraphone jazz with Behn Gillece and his band at the Fat Cat

2/3. 7:30 PM pianist Joanne Polk leads a trio playing a program of all female composers: Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Louise Farrenc, Clara Schumann and Judith Zaimont at Greenfield Hall at Manhattan School of Music, 130 Claremont Ave north of 122nd st , free

2/3. 8ish largescale improvisational ensemble Pedestrian conducted by Will Shore feat: Kenny Wollesen, Jason Nazary, Michael Kiaer, Jessica Lurie, Briggan Kraus, Mike Irwin, Christof Knoche, Emilie Webel, Adam Brisbin, Michael Coleman, Ava Mendoza, Aument at Holo, $10

2/3, 9 PM deviously clever drummer Jochen Reuckert leads his trio with Mark Turner on tenor and Matt Penman on bass at Bar Lunatico

2/3, 9:30ish Gato Loco bass saxophone monster Stefan Zeniuk’s new slightly less crazy band Green Mambo – a Perez Prado tribute – at Barbes

2/4, 6 PM rousing, anthemic janglerock/Americana band the Hawthorns at the small room at the Rockwood

2/4, 730 PM pianist Do-hyun Kim plays works by Mozart, Chopin, Bartok at Merkin Concert Hall, $10 tix avail

2/4-9, 7:30/9:30 PM alto powerhouse Ravi Coltrane leads his quartet at the Jazz Standard $30

2/4, 8 PM drummer Kate Gentile‘s Find Letter X followed by trombonist Kalia Vandever leading her trio at Seeds

2/4, 8 PM vocalist/composer Charmaine Lee and clarinetist Carol McGonnel perform original works plus pieces by Schoenberg and Erin Gee at Arete Gallery, $15. They’re at the Austrian Cultural Center the next night, 2/5 for free, rsvp reqd

2/4, 8 PM darkly lyrical psychedelic pop songwriter Jennifer Hall at the Parkside

2/4-9, 8:30/10 PM lyrical jazz piano icon Fred Hersch leads his trio at the Vanguard

2/4-8, 8:30 PM fascinatingly lyrical, individualistic pianist Sylvie Courvoisier leads a series of groups at the New School, $20. Choice pick: closing night in a trio with Wadada Leo Smith!

2/4, 9 PM intense janglerock/Americana/soul songwriter Matt Keating and guitarist Steve Mayone’s catchy project theBastards of Fine Arts at 11th St. Bar

2/4, 10 PM ferocious art-rock jamband Planta at Terraza 7, $10

2/4, 10:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy leads his group at Smalls

2/4, 10 PM the majestic, titanically kinetic NYChillharmonic– a mighty art-rock band with jazz instrumentation – at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

2/5, 1 PM cellist Sophia Bacelar, with intutive, eclectic pianist Alexandra Joan play works by Tschaikovsky, Kapustin and Rachmaninoff at the Greene Space, free, rsvp req

2/5. 7 PM the String Orchestra of NY plays music by Swiss composers at Symphony Space, $15 adv tix rec

2/5, 7:30 PM tuneful postbop pianist Jim Ridl with Tim Armacost (tenor sax), Jay Anderson (bass) at Mezzrow, $20. 2/10 at 7 Ridl’s at 55 Bar

2/5-6, 7:30 PM, repeating 2/8 at 8 and 2/11 at 7:30 PM the NY Philharmonic play Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1, Mozart’s solemn “Great” Mass and a Nina C. Young world premiere. $35 tix avail

2/5, 8 PM hypnotically emveloping, atmospheric guitarist/soundscaper Rafiq Bhatia plays the album release show for his new one with Vuyo Sotashe, Nina Moffitt, Jack Hill, Ian Chang, & Chris Pattishall at National Sawdust, $20 adtv tix rec

2/5, 7:30 PM lyrical latin jazz pianist Manuel Valera‘s new Cuban Express big band at the Django

2/5, 8 PM cinematic noir soul instrumentalists the Ghost Funk Orchestra at the Sultan Room, $10

2/5, 9ish Radiohead soundalikes and “post-Americana” chamber rock ensemble Briars of North America at the Owl

2/5, 8 PM drummer Gerald Cleaver leads an incendiary trio with Brandon Seabrook on guitar and Brandon Lopez on bass at Bar Bayeaux

2/5, 8 PM indie classical chamber orchestra Darmstadt Ensemble play Terry Riley’s In C at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

2/5, 8ish sardonically catchy powerpop/janglerockers the Hell Yeah Babies at Our Wicked Lady, $10

2/5,8:30 PM Dervisi feat. psychedelic guitarist George Sempepos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” and Middle Eastern flavored hash smoking anthems at Troost

2/5, 9ish bass sax powerhouse Colin Stetson’s trippy, darkly loopy postrock/soundscape band Ex Eye at St. Vitus,, $15

2/5, 10 PM wryly psychedelic cinematic Italophile instrumentalists/parodists Tredici Bacci at Baby’s All Right, $12

2/6, 5:30 PM trumpeter Rachel Therrien leads a killer, lyrical quintet with Caroline Davis – alto sax; Marta Sanchez – piano; Rick Rosato – bass; Jay Sawyer – drums at Birdland. $25 at the bar

2/6, 7 PM fearlessly woke hip-hop with Rebel Diaz w special guests Julianno Sosa, Nani Castle, Immortal Technique & A Desalambrar in solildarity w/ Chile at SOB’s, $20

2/6, 7 PM poignant, nuanced jazz singer Amy Cervini leads her quartet at 55 Bar

2/6, 7:30 PM the Telegraph Quartet play a program tba at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/6, 7:30 PM lyrical pianist Chris Pattishall with Barry Stephenson (bass), TJ Reddick (drums) at Mezzrow, $20

2/6, 8 PM the the Attacca Quartet, So Percussion and badass indie classical violinist/singer Caroline Shaw sing/play her work at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail

2/6, 8:30 PM cutting-edge new klezmer sounds with Radiant Others w/Dan Blacksberg & guitarist Nick Millevoi at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

2/6, 9ish fearlessly political, funny acoustic punk siren Jeanie Skelly at Whiskey Bar 28-48 31st St, Astoria, N to Astoria Blvd

2/6, 9 PM high-voltage honkytonk guitar monster Wayne Hancock at the Knitting Facgory, $15

2/6, 9ish fiery oldtimey string band the Four O’Clock Flowers at Sunny’s

2/6, 10ish explosive, creepy, colorful psychedelic rembetiko metal band Greek Judas at Niagara, Ave A/7th St

2/6, 10 PM dynamic, subtle all-female klezmer band Tsibele at Barbes

2/6, 10 PM the great unsung NYC hero of darkly purposeful, noir-tinged jazz guitar,Saul Rubin leads his Zebtet at the Fat Cat. He’s also here on 2/11 and 2/18 at 7

2/7, 7 PM Iceland’s adventurous Nordic Affect period-instrument ensemble at Spectrum, $15

2/7, 7 PM the MSM Symphony Orchestra play works by Beethoven, Schoenberg, and Scriabin at Niedorf Hall at Manhattan School of Music, 130 Claremont Ave north of 122nd St., free

2/7, 7:30 PM the Brooklyn Art Song Society perform works by Bartok, Kodaly, and Janacek at the Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, downtown Brooklyn, 2/3 to Clark St., $25/$15 stud/srs

2/7, 8 PM John McCowen plays solo contrabass clarinet at Issue Prject Room, sug don

2/7, 8 PM tunefully ubiquitous downtown jazz reedman Marty Ehrlich with Michael Formanek on bass and Tomas Fujiwara on drums at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery, $20. He’s back the following night 2/8 same time with pianist Kris Davis

2/7, 8 PM the NY Chamber Players perform Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.1 in C Maj; Schubert: Rondo for Violin and Strings and Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F Maj. at the diMenna Center, free

2/7, 8 PM playfully literate superduo Kill Henry Sugar– guitar/banjo mastermind Erik Della Penna and drummer Dean Sharenow – followed at 10 by followed at 10 by brilliant Americana/jazz/cinematic violinist Skye Steele’s Glorious Sunshine band at Barbes

2/7, 9 PM Brass Against – sort of like revolutionary postrock soul band Algiers with a big brass section – at the Poisson Rouge, $20

2/7, 9 PM violinist Alexi Kenney plays works by Enescu, Bach, Kurtag, Saariaho and others at the 92nd St Y, $25

2/7, 9 PM edgy, politically-fueled, tuneful powerpop/folk-pop songwriter Niall Connolly followed by the enigmatically psychedelic All Night Chemists at the small room at the Rockwood

2/7. 9:30 PM a really quiet band for Lucky 13 Saloon: Bajo Pression‘s psychedelic Mexican soul, $7

2/7, 10:30 PM tuneful oldschool soul/jazz trombonist Dave Gibson leads his quintet at the Fat Cat

2/7, 11:30 PM Changing Modes– NYC’s funnest, most unpredictable, sharply lyrical new wave art-rock band – at the Gutter, $7

2/8, 4 PM best bill of the year so far:  the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone),Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) –reinvent classic and obscure Satie chamber pieces as well as rare compositions by his obscure contemporaries, followed at 6 by busker swing legends the Xylopholks’ vibraphonist Jonathan Singer, at 8 by intense, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leading hisTango Quartet and at 10 by Super Yamba playing their psychedelic Afrobeat jams at Barbes

2/8, 2 and 7:30 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ score to accompany a screening of the Star Wars classic Return of the Jedi at NJPAC in Newark, $26 tix avail

2/8, 7:30 PM pianist Ivan Gusev plays works of C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin at the Tenri institute, $20

2/8, 9ish perennially entertaining, funny, politically spot-on Rod MacDonald at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away”

2/8, 10 PM Bolivian cumbia legends Los Hijos Del Sol at Cub Bonafide, $25 – they seem to be doing an acoustic thing now

2/8, 10 PM sizzling electric bluegrass and C&W with Demolition String Band at Skinny Dennis

2/8, midnight unpredictably fun, funny art-rock/psychedelic soul band the Academy Blues Project at the small room at the Rockwood. 2/21 at 10 they’re at Silvana

2/9, 3 PM improvisational choir Constellation Chor at Spectrum, $15

2/9, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite plus Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St (2/3rd Aves) $25 sug don

2/9, 4 PM Ayane Kozasa and Melissa Reardon, violas and Raman Ramakrishnan and Paul Wiancko, cellos, perform bustling, cinematic works by Wiancko and others at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

2/9, 5 PM, repeating 2/12 at 6:30 PM the G# duo – Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin and Yelena Grinberg, piano play works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Schubert at Grinberg’s upper westside piano salon, reception to follow, $35, close to the 1/2/3 train at 96th St.,deets here

2/9, 5 PM the Atlantic Chamber Players play several wind quintets and other chamber works by Schchedrin, David Amram, Eric Ewazen and others at Our Savior’s Atonement, 178 Bennett Avenue (one block west of Broadway at 189th Street), free

2/9, 5 PM the Sometime Boys’ riveting, powerful, theatrical frontwoman Sarah Mucho sings dark cabaret and rock tunes at Freddy’s

2/9, 5:30 PM darkly sweeping, cinematic singer/composer Jihye Lee and her Orchestra at Birdland $25 at the bar. mighty latin jazzz pianist Arturo O’Farrill‘s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra are there at 8:30 and 11 after for $30 separate adm. O’Farrill’s big unit is also there on 2/16 and 2/23

2/9, 6 PM Guillermo Gregorio on clarinet, Ivan Barenboim on contralto clarinet and Nick Jozwiak on cello jam out the lows followed by baritone sax monster Dave Sewelson with Ras Moshe and Leonid Galaganov at Downtown Music Gallery, free

2/9, 6 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo and Luca Benedetti, followed at 9 by Adam Klipple’s Hammond organ extravaganza at 55 Bar

2/9, 7:30 PM imaginative, purist baritone saxophonist Claire Daly leads her quartet at Smalls

2/10, 6 PM the Greenpoint Songwriters Exchange – a diverse bunch playing everything from folk noir to Costelloesque, literary rock to Indian ragas and oldschool soul – at Pete’s

2/10, 7:30 PM the Juilliard Orchestra play Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major; Stravinsky – Pulcinella Suite and Concerto in E-flat, “Dumbarton Oaks” at Alice Tully Hall, $20

2/10, 10ish the NYC Gaita Club – a Bulla en el Barrio spinoff – play rustically pounding Afro-Colombian trance-dance music at Barbes

2/11, 7 PM the Underground Spiritual Ground, a new supergroup and Anbessa Orchestra spinoff exploring the connection between African-American spirituals, Ethiopian and Caribbean music followed at 9 by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

2/11, 7 PM eclectic, hard-hitting, lyrical composer/tenor saxophonist Stan Killian and band; at 10 acerbic alto saxophonist David Binney leads his quartet at 55 Bar

2/11, 7:30/9:30 PM the haunting, smokily atmospheric Michael Leonhart Orchestra at the Jazz Standard, $30

2/11, 8 PM arguably the foremost piano improviser alive (and a hell of a composer too), Satoko Fujii‘s Kaze quartet at Roulette, $18 adv tix rec

2/11-15, 8:30 PM unstoppably edgy, deservedly iconic, fearlessly political downtown guitarist Marc Ribot leads a series of ensembles at the Stone., $20 Choice pick: opening night with Greg Lewis (organ) Gerald Cleaver (drums)

2/11-16, 8:30/10 PM the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra– composer Jim McNeely’s reliably good big band vehicle – play their annual weeklong stand on their home turf

2/11, 9ish intense, multistylistic blues guitarist/singer Will Scott at Sunny’s

2/11, 9:30 edgy lead guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Pete’s. 2/13 at 9 he’s at Bar Chords

2/11-15, 11:30 PM rising star bassist Endea Owens and the Cookout at Dizzy’s Club, $5

2/12, 7 PM Brasbrook: (Brassens/Brooklyn) Georges Brassens, anarchist, provocateur and French poet, gets his repertoire re-arranged for a Nigerian-influenced quartet. With Francis Jacob – guitar, Vocals; Bennett Paster – keyboard; Derek Nievergelt – bass and AJ Olusegun – congas at Barbes

2/12-13, 7 PM the best singing pianist (and the best piano-playing singer) in jazz, Champian Fulton at Birdland, $20 at the bar

2/12, 7 PM the southern gothic of Dolly Parton comes to life! Nath Ann Carrera sings “an evening of the most extreme sensationalistic story songs written by Dolly Parton from all eras of her career, featuring her decades-spanning canon of cautionary tales about why you shouldn’t trust men, have children, or get married, in any context whatsoever!” at Joe’s Pub, $18 gen adm

2/12, 7:30 PM darkly eclectic pianist and Cecile McLorin Salvant collaborator Sullivan Fortner solo at Mezzrow, $20

2/12, 7:30/9:30 PM Middle Eastern-tinged tenor saxophonist Oded Tzur with Nitai Hershkovits – piano; Petros Klampanis – bass; Johnathan Blake – drums at the Jazz Standard, $30

2/12, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players perform music of African-American composers George Walker and Wendell Logan at Merkin Concert Hall, $20

2/12, 8 PM trumpet powerhouse Jeremy Pelt leads a quartet with Stacy Dillard, Clovis Nicolas and Diego Ramirez at Bar Bayeux

2/11, 8 PM classical Iraqi repertoire by Nazim El Ghazali, Afifa Iskanar, and Wahida Khalil sung by Iraqi vocalist Zahra Zubaidi at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Fulton St at Washington, C to Clinton-Washington, sug don

2/12 ,8 PM Yooni Choi on vocals with lyrical pianist Jacob Sacks at I-beam, $15

2/12, 8:30 PM original honkytonk band Sarah Durning and the Fun Sisters at Freddy’s

2/12, 8:30 PM rising star trumpeter Adam O’Farrill‘s Stranger Days Quartet at Seeds

2/12, 9 PM sardonically relevant, guitar-fueled female-fronted Americana punks Spanking Charlene play the album release show for their new one at Bowery Electric, $12

2/12, 9ish new Brooklyn honkytonk band Lissy & the Jacks at the Jalopy Tavern

2/13, 7:309:30 PM Wet Ink Ensemble play duo compositions: pianist Eric Wubbels and singer Charmaine Lee, cellist Mariel Roberts and violinist Josh Modney at Scholes St Studios, $10, stud free

2/13, 7:30/9:30 PM an all-star big band including but not limited to tenor player Ben Kono and a large cast play new big band works by Sam Blakeslee, Elijah Shiffer, Ines Velasco at the Jazz Gallery, $15

2/13, 7:30 PM pianist Melaine Daulbert plays original works plus pieces by Anastassis Philippakopoulos, Sébastien Roux and Michael Vincent Waller at Arete Gallery, $15

2/13,7:30 PM Austin soul powerhouse Tameca Jones and band at Symphony Space, $20 for 30 and under, $30 otherwise

2/13 ,7:30 PM hotshot, purist bassist Endea Owens leads her band at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/13, 8 PM 8 PM plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies followed at 10 by drummer Arthur Vint & Associates reinventing classic Morricone spaghetti western soundtracks at Barbes

2/13, 8 PM punk classical vocal jams with Odeya Nini plus the Chutneys feat Gelsey Bell, guitarist Chris Cochrane, and percussionist and composer Fast Forward. at Roulette, $18 adv tix rec

2/13, 8 PM pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays Bach’s Branderburg Concerto No. 5 and other Bch works at the Miller Theatre, $30 tix avail

2/13, 8:30ish psychedelic supergroup the Elgin Marbles feat. members of Love Camp 7, Dervisi and Peter Stampfel’s jug band at Troost

2/13, 8:30 PM multi-reedman Sam Sadigursky’s klezmer project “The Solomon Diaries” feat accordionist Nathan Koci at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

2/13, 9 PM 20s hot jazz revivalists Cait and the Critters at Radegast Hall

2/14, 6 PM crystalline-voiced, noir-tinged third-stream jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter at 55 Bar

2/14, 7ish entertainingly shuffling, harmony-driven jug band the Salt Cracker Crazies at Terra Blues

2/14-15, 7:30 PM cleverly lyrical, darkly klezmer-tinged pianist Uri Caine leads his trio at Smalls. 2/28-29 at 8 PM he’s at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery, $20

2/14-16, 730/9:30 PM the Mingus Big Band’s annual weekend stand at the Jazz Standard. $30

2/14, 8 PM dark cabaret legend Sanda Weigl and her Romany-flavored band followed  at 10 by amazingly fun, noirish, psychedelic surf/cinematic  trio Hearing Things at Barbes

2/14, 8 PM catchy, jangly desert rock band Pistolera at Flushing Town Hall, free, tix req

2/14, 8 PM latin-tinged hard funk band Shelley Nicole’s Blackbushe at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (the BMCC auditorium on Chambers St), $25

2/14, 8 PM night one of the annual jug band festival at the Jalopy with Piedmont Bluz – Eli Smith – Old Scratch Sallies – Fatboy Wilson & Old Viejo Bones – Morgan O’Kane & Ezekiel Healy, $15 each night or $20 for both

2/14, 8 PM Norah Jones’ edgy, perennially popular oldschool C&W/soul band Puss N Boots at Rough Trade,$25 gen adm. The next night 2/15 they’re at Bowery Ballroom, same deal

2/14, 9 PM feral cellist Jay Campbell and pianist Conor Hanick play works by John Zorn, Natacha Diels and others at the 92nd St Y, $25

2/14, 10:30 PM hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes at Freddy’s

2/15, 2 PM the brand new Subtle Cheetah Brass Quintet at Scholes St Studios,

2/15, 4 PM the Harlem Chamber Players perform rare works by African-American composers including Coleridge-Taylor, Perkinson, Margaret Bonds, William Grant Still, and David Baker at Harlem School for the Arts, 649 Saint Nicholas Avenue at 141st $10

2/15, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone),Ben Holmes(trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) –reinvent classic and obscure Satie chamber pieces as well as rare compositions by his obscure contemporaries,followed at 6 by busker cartoon swing legends the Xylopholks’ vibraphonist Jonathan Singer, at 8 by the haphazardly funny Eastern Blokhedz  – who do psychedelic covers of 60s Russian psychedelic pop songs and specialize in the catalog of legendary Polish singer Edita Piaha – and at 10 by singer Carolina Oliveros’ mighty 13-piece Afro-Colombian trance/dance choir Bulla en el Barrio at Barbes. Bulla are also here on 2/24 at 10ish

2/15, 4 PM ICE founder and flute luminary Claire Chase, avant art-song maven Iva Bittová  and Sonic Mud (Julia Elsas & Kenny Wollesen Group) at Luisa Muhr’s monthly Women Between Arts show – NYC’s only multidisciplinary series focusing exclusively on woman performers at the Glass Box Theatre at the New School, 55 W 13th St, $20, “no one turned away for lack of funds”

2/15, 7:15 ish dark psychedelic, ferociously entertaining acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues.. Theyre lso here on 2/29

2/15, 8ish stoner boogie/heavy psych band Grimm Jack, and punkish metal band Ferrettt at Lucky 13 Saloon, $10

2/15, 8 PM edgy wind-centric chember ensemble Quintilia at Scholes St Studios

2/15, 6 PM oldschool-style high plains C&W singer Hope Debates & North 40 at 55 Bar

2/15, 7 PM wild klezmer clarinetist Zisl Slepovitch and trio at the Empty Circle, 499 3rd Ave, Gowanus, $!5 incl open red wine bar, R/F to 4th Ave/9th St.

2/15, 7:30 PM a Middle Eastern fretburner summit: elegantly ferocious tar lute star Sahba Motallebi & virtuoso oudist/composer Rahim AlHaj at Merkin Concert Hall, expesive, $35, but what a twinbill

2/15, 8:30 night two of the Jalopy’s annual jugband festival with Ever Lovin’ Jug Band short film – Bill Carney’s Jug Addicts – Miss Maybell & the Rag Pickers – Homestead Street Band – Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues. $15 each night or $20 for both

2/15, 9 PM slashing, desert rock-tinged Austin surf band the Boss Jaguars at Otto’s

2/15, 9 PM whirlwind B3 jazz organist Pat Bianchi leads his trio at Bar Lunatico

2/15, 10:30 PM fiery, incisive postbop pianist John Chin solo at Mezzrow, $20

2/15, 11 PM explosively intense, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/roadhouse jamband Lizzie & the Makers at the small room at the Rockwood

2/16, 3 PM pianist Jerome Rosen plays Beethoven Piano trios including Variations on a Waltz of Diabelli at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 122 W. 69th St, $15; at 730 PM the St. Cecilia Chamber Ensemble play works by Beethoven, Richard Strauss and DuParc there for $10

2/16, 4 PM the Orchestra Now play popular favorites by Ravel, Debussy, Messiaen, and Stravinsky at Symphony space, free, rsvp sugg

2/16, 7 PM 8 PM accordion genius Shoko Nagai’s haunting Tokala Silk Road/klezmer mashup project followed at 9:30ish by paradigm-shifting Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel and his band at Barbes

2/16. 7 PM Kyle Motl plays new music for solo contrabass, featuring works by Caroline Louise Miller, Anqi Liu, Jessie Cox, and himself at Spectrum $15

2/16, 7 PM Jump Off This Bridge play improvisational soundscapes followed by violinist/composer Ben Sutin‘s quintet – who’re moving away from the klezmer toward a more strsight-up postbop vein lately – at Scholes St Studios

2/16, 7 PM circus rock pioneer Sxip Shirey with special guest violinists Rima Fand, Sarah Alden and others at National Sawdust, $25 adv tix rec

2/16, 8 PM cleverly lyrical, edgily funny, spine-tingling powerpop/acoustic rock singerTamara Hey followed eventually at midnight by lyrically-fueled electric folk noir band Leland Sundries at the small room at the Rockwood

2/16, half past midnight (actually wee hours of 2/13) catchy, cinematic, noir-inclined saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads his band at Smalls

2/17, 6:30 PM Lisa Hoppe on bass with Joanna Mattrey on viola and Lukas Akintaya on drums at the Bar Next Door

2/17, 7 PM  the world’s creepiest, slinkiest, most psychedelic crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy at 55 Bar

2/17, 7 PM catchy, anthemic, female-fronted janglerock band the Belle Curves followed by lyrically-fueled electric folk noir band Leland Sundries at LIC Bar

2/17, 7:30 PM vocal and piano group Mirror Visions Ensemble “explores The Disappearing Art of Letter Writing: letters of love and vengeance, reports from the North Pole, missives asking for money or forgiveness, including correspondence of Abraham Lincoln, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Gertrude Stein, and Sullivan Ballou. Tom Cipullo provides indispensable instruction with a newly commissioned Guide to Letter Writing, along with works by Gwyneth Walker, Cole Porter, Wolfgang Erich Korngold, Dominick Argento, Richard Pearson Thomas and Christopher Berg” at the Sheen Center, $25/$15 for students

2/17, 730 PM dark, sardonic, brilliantly tuneful jazz pianist Danny Fox and his Trio at Mezzrow, $20

2/17, 8:30 PM deviously fun cabaret/chamber pop chanteuse Grace McLean at the basement room at the Rockwood, 412

2/17, 9 PM legendary dual-reedman George Braith– who can play two saxes at once better than most guys can play one – leads his quartet at the Fat Cat

2/17, 9;30ish ex-Chicha Libre keyboard sorcerer Josh Camp’s wryly psychedelic cumbia/tropicalia/dub band Locobeach at Barbes

2/18, 6:30 PM Helena Kay on saxophone with Kaisa Maensivu on bass and Angus Mason on drums at the Bar Next Door

2/18, 7 PM trumpeter Sonny Singh’s “revolutionary devotional Sikh music” project followed by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

2/18, 7 PM a Mannes College ensemble play works by Amy Beach, Florence Price, Ruth Crawford-Seeger, Johanna Beyer, Rachel J. Peters, Joan Tower, Missy Mazzoli, Caroline Shaw, Valerie Coleman and Melba Liston at the first-floor New School auditorium at 63 5th Ave, free

2/18, 7 PM irrepressible bassist Moppa Elliott does triple duty: with gamely satirical faux-soul band Advancing on a Wild Pitch, then with the large improvisational ensemble Acceleration Due to Gravity and finally his aptly titled Unspeakable Garbage 80s cover band, apparent heirs to the Mostly Other People Do the Killing satire-jazz throne at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

2/18, 7:30/9:30 PM sax-and-organ grooves with Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith at the Jazz Standard $30

2/18, 7:30 PM violinist Mayuki Fukuhara leads a string quintet playing works by Mozart and Beethoven at at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 122 W. 69th St, free

2/18-22, 8:30 PM darkly colorful, perennially interesting bassist Linda May Han Oh leads a series of ensembles at the Stone., $20 Choice pick: the 2/21 set with her quintet with Sara Serpa (voice) Jeremy Viner (tenor sax) Fabian Almazan (piano) Tom Rainey (drums)

2/19, noon up-and-coming pianist Nathan Lee plays works by Beethoven, Chris Rogrerson and Schumann at the Morgan Library, $25

2/19, 7 PM sharply lyrical southwestern gothic/Americana songwriter Tom Shaner at LIC Bar

2/19 7:30 PM the Dance Clarinets big band led by JD Parran performs works by tuba cult hero Joseph Daley at Greenwich House Music School $15

2/19, 8 PM tenor sax improv titan George Garzone leads a sextet at Bar Bayeaux

2/19 8 PM Glad Irys – the new jazz quintet with Alex Weiss (saxophones and composition), Aaron Novik on clarinets, Dmitry Ishenko on bass, Joe Hertenstein on drums, and Yana Davydova on guitar at Erv’s on Beekman, 2122 Beekman Pl, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, B/D to Prospect Pk

2/19, 10 PM creepy noir chamber pop/murder ballad duo Charming Disaster at Pete’s

2/20, 1 PM Trio Entartete celebrate classical music suppressed by the Nazis, program tba at Elebash Hall, free

2/20, 7 PM high-voltage Texas Americana multi-instrumentalist Molly Venter and Goodnight Moonshine (from Red Molly) at the basement room at the Rockwood, $20

2/20, 7 PM drummer Bobby Previte, keyboardist Jamie Saft, iconic noise/jazz guitarist Nels Cline play the album release show for their new one at Nublu 151, $20

2/20-23, 7:30;/9:30 PM postbop sax vet Oliver Lake’s Trio 3 with a special guest each night at the Jazz Standard $30 . Choice picks: opening night with Vijay Iyer, closing night with Jason Moran

2/20, 7:30 PM high-voltage oldschool salsa dura with longtime Tito Puente sideman John “Dandy” Rodriguez’s “Dream Team” at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/20, 7:30 PM state-of-the-art postbop alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw leads his band at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

2/20, 8 PM drummer Brian Shankar Adler‘s Fourth Dimension with Jonathan Goldberger: guitar, Santiago Leibson: piano, Rob Jost: bass followed by the funky, eclectic Sugartone Brass Band at Barbes

2/20, 8 PM pianist Bong-A Jung plays Moussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition plus works by Beethoven and Kapustin at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25

2/20, 8:30 PM Mad Larry (formerly of the psychedelic, energetic Bogmen) at 11th St Bar

2/20, 8 PM Sloan – the Canadian Guided by Voices – at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

2/20, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Alarm Will Sound and special guests play a “composer portrait” of Oscar Bettison at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail

2/20 ,8:30 PM a klezmer dance party with Lauren Brody,clarinetist Ken Maltz & ace drummer Aaron Alexander at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

2/21, 7 PM  riveting, intense singer Hannah Fairchild’s explosive, lyrically brilliant noir punk power trio Hannah vs. the Many  at Venus in Furs, 990 Broadway, Bushwick, $10, J/M to Myrtle Ave

2/21, 7:15 (not 7:30 PM, mind you) microtonal, magical African guitar-and-drums jamband 75 Dollar Bill followed by ageless mostly-female CB’s era funk-punk/postrockers the Bush Tetras at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tic rec

2/21, 7:30 PM flute-violin/piano trio Sheng-Ching Hsu, Yueh-Tzu Lin, Mohamed Shams play works by Debussy, Shostakovich, Nino Rota and others at Scholes St Studios, $10

2/21, 8 PM dusky, rustic Brazilian jungle guitar-and-accordion sounds with Regional de NY followed by Rana Santacruz– the Mexican Shane MacGowan, but without the booze if you can imagine that – at Barbes

2/21, 8 PM John Zorn’s noisy, hard-rocking Simulacrum at the Sultan Room. $20

2/21, 8 PM violin virtuoso Joshua Bell with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields play Beethoven: Overture to Coriolanus, Op. 62; Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1; Brahms: Symphony No. 4 at NJPAC in Newark, $30 tix avail

2/21, 8 PM Sexmob alto player Briggan Krauss with Keiskue Matsuno and Eli Rojas at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery, $20

2/21, 8 PM SaWee – violinist Sita Chay and percussionist Jihye Kim play their New Ritual project which “strives to embrace the wounds of current society and heal through ritualistic performance, incorporating Korean shaman rhythm, Korean mask dance movements, and contemporary languages created through violin,” at Flushing Town Hall, $18/$12 stud

2/21, 8ish atmospherically anthemic Indian-influenced spacerock band Humeysha at Elsewhere, $12. Wish they hadn’t autotuned the vocals on that record.

2/21, 8 PM a strangely excellent improvisational twinbill: bassist/multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily and uneasy female-fronted psychedelic abstract rock band Gold Dime at Roulette, $18 adv tix rec

2/21-22, 8 PM cellist Charles Curtis and wind ensemble play a hypnotically circling Alvin Lucier world premiere with choreography from Abigail Levine at Issue Project Room, $25

2/21, 8:30 PM mixed metal: punkmetal band Thanatotic Desire, sludgily evil lo-fi instrumentalists Concrete Dream, then a pop band posing as metal and finally the ornately orchestral Deadly Nights at Lucky 13 Saloon ,$10

2/21, 8:30ish maybe the best twinbill ever at the Market Hotel: Monograms– who do as good a mid-80s Cure impression as any band alive – and ageless, gritty 90s sci-fi surf instrumentalists Man or Astroman, $20

2/21, midnight wild Mardi Gras Indian funk band  Cha Wa at Drom, $20 adv tix rec

2/21, midnight bass sax monster Stefen Zeniuk’s punk mambo crew the NY Fowl Harmonic  at Branded Saloon

2/22, 6 PM busker cartoon swing legends the Xylopholks’ vibraphonist Jonathan Singer followed at 8 by trumpeter Ben Holmes’ broodingly Middle Eastern/klezmer-tinged Naked Lore trio followed at 10 by ferocious, creepily enveloping, kinetic psychedelic tropicalia band Yotoco at Barbes

2/22, 7:30 PM legendary, risque, politically spot-on calypso icon the Mighty Sparrow at Ginny’s Supper Club, $30

2/22, 7:30 PM trumpet powerhouse Jeremy Pelt  and the best singing pianist (and the best piano-playing singer) in jazz, Champian Fulton in a rare duo performance, wow, at Mezzrow, $20

2/22 7:30 PM violin/piano duo Paul and Helen Huang play works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Ysaye and Saint-Saens iat Irving Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $17

2/22. 8 PM popular, tuneful, lyrical Americana rockers Good Luck Mountain at Pete’s

2/22, 8 PM otherworldly, powerful Irish singer Clare Horgan at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away”

2/22, 9 PM honkytonk guitarslinger Danny Weiss and charming singer Mary Olive Smith’s oldschool C&W band Stillhouse Serenade at the Jalopy Tavern

2/22, 9 PM irrepressible multi-instrumentalist Joanna Sternberg and thoughtful, latin-inspired, occasionally political acoustic songwriter Miriam Elhajli at the Owl

2/22, 8 PM  Du.O – violinists Aimée Niemann and Charlotte Munn-Wood – play works by Scott Wollschleger, Emily Praetorius and Leah Asher at the Tenri Cultural Institute, $20

2/22, 10ish perennially entertaining first wave-style punks the Car Bomb Parade at the Cobra Club $10

2/22, 10ish oldschool late 70sish metal band Last Pharaoh at Lucky 13 Saloon, $10

2/22, 10:30 PM propulsive, jazz-tinged dreampop band the Mattson 2 at Rough Trade, $17

2/23, 1 PM the Afro-Polks Allstars (Jerome Harris and Anders Nilsson on guitars, Chulo Gatewood on bass and Michek Schejbal on drums) at Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th Street, Woodhaven

2/23, 3 PM fiery klezmer fiddler and brilliant composer Alicia Svigals and pianist Donald Sosin play a live score to the 1923 silent film The Ancient Law, “ about a rabbi’s son who runs away to become an actor and is disowned by his father. Digitally restored in 2017, it paints a complex portrait of the tension between tradition and modernity, and is an outstanding example of the creativity of Jewish filmmakers in 1920s Germany,” at Temple Ansche Chesed, 251 W 100th St, free, res req

2/23, 3 PM indie classical ensemble Sandbox Percussion play works by Natalie Dietterich, Steve Reich, Juri Seo, Brendan Randall – Myers and Amy Beth Kirsten at Concerts on the Slope, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place downhill from 7th Ave, Park Slope, any train to Grand Army Plz, sugg don

2/23, 5 PM the Momenta Quartet play works by Japanese composers Yu Kuwabara:, Tomoko Fukui: Takeo Hoshiya: Chiku Komiya: Yuka Shibuya: Jummei Suzuki very rarely performed here including some US premieres at Scandinavia House, $20/$15 stud/srs

2/23, 5 PM the Fair Trade Trio play works by Faure, Schnittke and Jessica Meyer at Our Savior’s Atonement, 178 Bennett Avenue (one block west of Broadway at 189th Street), free

2/23, 5 PM Kemp Jernigan, oboe; Remy Taghavi, bassoon; Yelena Grinberg, piano play works by Beethoven, Schumann, Saint-Saens and Poulenc at Grinberg’s upper westside piano salon, reception to follow, $35, close to the 1/2/3 train at 96th St.,deets here

2/23, 6 PM creepy, wickedly lyrical, harmony-driven noir chamber pop/murder ballad duo Charming Disaster at a secret Staten Island house concert, email for deets/location

2/23, 6ish haunting folk noir/Americana songwriter Emily Frembgen at LIC Bar

2/23, 7 PM singers Lucy Dhegrae and Ariadne Greif premiere new work from Sheree Clement with “one foot in contemporary music and the other in performance art” at Flushing Town Hall, free w/rsvp

2/23, 8 PM brilliant keyboardist Dov Manski and singer Kristen Slipp (Dirty Projectors) plus Wendy Eisenberg’s hardcore trio Editrix at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $15/$10 stud

2/23, 8:30 PM eclectic, pensive, purposeful original acoustic Americana songwriter Ruby Landen at Pete’s

2/24, 6 PM crystalline-voiced, vivid, Tom Waits-influenced acoustic storyteller Lara Ewen at the small room at the Rockwood

2/24, 7:30 PM Americana violin luminary Mark O’Connor and the Publiquartet play improvisations on Dvořák – String Quartet No. 12 in F Major (“American”) and O’Connor – Selections from String Quartet No. 3 (“Old Time”) at Music Mondays, Advent Church, northwest corner of 93rd and Broadway, free

2/24-25, 8:30 PM Ana Popovic – the Serbian Stevie Ray Vaughan – at Iridium, $30 seats avail

2/24, 9 PM lyrical, latin-tinged pianist Helen Sung leads her trio at Bar Lunatico

2/25, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, violinist Austin Wulliman & pianist Conrad Tao at the Miller Theatre, free

2/25. 6 PM a Mannes College ensemble plays works by Beethoven, Minjoo Kim, Jihwan Yoon, Scott Fish and Adam Shirkin at the German UN Consulate, 871 UN Plaza, free, ID REQUIRED,security is very tight

2/25-26, 7:30/9:30 PM one of this era’s most vividly bustling, entertaining big bands, Miho Hazama & M-Unit at the Jazz Standard, $30

2/25, 7:30 PM two MSM choirs join the MSM Chamber Sinfonia for an evening of Bach and Schubert under the baton of Kent Tritle at Niedorf Hall at Manhattan School of Music, 130 Claremont Ave north of 122nd St., free

2/25, 7:30 PM the Vienna Piano Trio play Beethoven’s Archduke Trio plus works by Haydn and Brahms at the 92nd St Y, $35

2/25, 7:30 PM this era’s most fearlessly relevant, hard-hitting tenor saxophonist, JD Allen leads his trio followed at 10:30 by postbop trumpeter Josh Evans leading his quartet at Smalls

2/25. 8 PM Trio Emerillon play new works by Philippe Manoury, Félix-Antoine Coutu, Kévin Gironnay for bass clarinet, violin, piano at the Mise-En Place, 341 Calyer St. in Greenpoint, free

2/25, 8 PM a launch party for poet Oliver Baer’s twisted new epistolary novel Letters to the Editor of Cthulhu Sex Magazine at Otto’s

2/25, 8 PM the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola perform rarely staged choral music by Verdi, Rossini, Palestrina, and Ildebrando Pizzetti, at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (980 Park Ave), $25 tix aail

2/25 8 PM Palestinian kanun virtuoso & composer Firas Zreik at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Fulton St at Washington, C to Clinton-Washington, sug don

2/25-3/1, 8:30/10 PM darkly visionary jazz chanteuse/composer Cecile McLorin Salvant leads her quintet at the Vanguard, $35

2/25, 8:30 PM lyrically intense avant garde chanteuse Jane LeCroy‘s cello rock band the Icebergs at Pete’s

2/25-28, 8:30 PM transgressively funny postbop saxophonist Jon Irabagon leads a series of ensembles at the Stone., $20 Choice pick: opening night with his expaned 3Dom Quartet: Tim Hagans (trumpet) Joe Fonda (bass) Mark Helias (bass, clarinet) Barry Altschul (drums) Uri Caine (piano)

2/25, 9 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Skinny Dennis. 2/29 ostensibly at 11 AM they’re at at Bar Chord

2/26-27. 7:30/9:30 PM a rare NYC performance by Buenos Aires’ Tango Jazz Quartet at Minton’s, $20 at the bar

2/26, 7:30 PM purist retro Americana fretwork: guitarist Jake Sanders and Brain Cloud multi-instrumentalist Dennis Lichtman at the Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd St. in Gowanus,  $15

2/26, 8 PM singer Dida Pelled salutes obscure and cult favorite women songwriters including Connie Converse, Elizabeth Cotten, Molly Drake, Vashti Bunyan and Norma Tanega at Barbes

2/26, 8 PM poignantly lyrical, eclectic pianist Marta Sanchez leads her quintet at Bar Bayeaux

2/26, 8 PM multidisciplinary singer Mary Prescott‘s Loup Lunaire project explores the wolf mother archetype at Roulette, $18 adv tix rec

2/26, 8ish first-rate purist honkytonk crooner/bandleader Cliff Westfall and his killer band at Berlin $tba

2/26, 8ish Dana Schechter’s hauntingly cinematic slowcore/art-rock project Insect Ark play the album release show for their new one at St. Vitus, $10

2/26, 8:30 PM pianist Conrad Tao plays Frederic Rzewski’s thorny, defiant protest classical suite “The People, United” at Spectrum, $15

2/27, 7ish sprawling, psychedelic abstract rock band Loosie followed by snidely satirical new wave/80s rock spoofers Office Culture at the Sultan Room, $10

2/27, 7 PM prime territory for deep listening; Shots perform their ‘” amalgam of barely-there object rustling—clanging metal, broken glass, running water, tempered feedback, timid drumming and strumming—could be mistaken for distracted dishwashing, a rusted fence squeaking in the wind, a raccoon in your shed” at Blank Forms, 468 Grand Ave. #3D, Ft. Greene, C to Clinton-Washington,, $15

2/27, 7 PM in reverse order at Spectrum : Marbleous (World Inferno violinist Jeff Young + Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka), violinist Leah Asher, improvisational bassist Jason Anastasoff, $15

2/27, 7:30 PM klezmer redman  Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket plays the Music of Mrs. Maisel with Special Guest Eleanor Reissaat City Vineyard, $25

2/27, 7:30 PM, repeating 2/29 at 8 the NY Philharmonic play Strauss’ Domestic Symphony plus the US premiere of Jörg Widmann’s dystopic Babylon Suite, $32 tix avail

2/27, 7:30 PM intense, atmospheric chanteuse Imani Uzuri and ensemble “share an intimate chamber concert of compositions from her various works for voice, strings, flute and piano” at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/27, 7:30 PM pianist Per Tengstrand and Opus 21 play the Grieg Piano Concerto at Scandinavia House,, $25

2/27, 7:30/9:30 PM cutting-edge, fearlessly woke postbop jazz powerhouse the Curtis Bros. at the Jazz Gallery, $20

2/27, 7:30 PM wild Irish acoustic jamband Jigjam at Symphony Space, $20 for 30 and under, $30 otherwise

2/27, 7:30 PM Popebama (saxophonists Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan) followed by eclectic indie classical piano trio Bearthoven playing a program tba at the Poisson rouge, $15 adv tix rec

2/27, 8 PM saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos‘s “ever-evolving and mind-frying CP Unit” at Roulette, $18 adv tix rec

2/27,. 8 PM multistylistic, lyrical, improvisational cellist Rufus Cappodocia solo at Barbes

2/27, 8 PM violinist Claudia Chopek’s playfully eclectic art-rock instrumental band Echo of the Ghost and high-voltage, violin-driven art-rock/metal band Stratospheerius at Arene’s, $10

2/27, 8 PM deviously theatrical oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. play Johnny Cash songs at Ottos

2/27. 8 PM drummer Chase Kuesel and bassist Hannah Marks play their tunes on a split bill. Chase’s trio features Glenn Zaleski on piano. Hannah’s group has Lex Korten on the 88s, at Scholes St Studios,

2/27, 8:30 PM edgy Middle Eastern-inspired alto saxophonist Uri Gurvich with Ed Perez on bass and Francisco Mela on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

2/27, 8:30 PM klezmer party time: the New York Simcha Heritage Ensemble w/ trumpter Jordan Hirsch at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

2/27, 9 PM the world’s creepiest, slinkiest, most psychedelic crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy at Bar Lunatico

2/27, 9:30ish Lutkie plays her disoriently pulsing electronic noise/soundscapes followed by noisy, unpredictably intense female-fronted guitar/drums/organ band Parlor Walls playing the album release show for their new one at uinon Pool, $10

2/27,10ish Creatures – bass sax luminary Stefan Zeniuk’s band with Todd Perlmutter and Dave Steele – play “instrumental bari-sax driven music for animals” at Halyards, 406 3rd Ave, in Gowanus, R/F to 9th St/4th Ave

2/28, 5:30 PM tuneful original delta blues and acoustic Americana from guitarist Jon LaDeau at the American Folk Art Museum

2/28, 7 PM cellist Steven Isserlis and ensemble play a program tba at the Greene Space, $25

2/28, 7:30 PM the fantastic Palestinian-based Western-Eastern Divan Orchestra play works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms and Abraham Attahir at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, expensive, $38 tix avail but could be worth it

2/28 7;30 PM the Pathos Trio – percussion and piano – play works by Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, Finola Merivale, Evan Chapman, Alyssa Weinberg and Alan Hankers at Arete Gallery, $15

2/28, 8 PM Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay followed at 10 by slinky, hypnotic percussive Moroccan trance band Innov Gnawa at Barbes

2/28, 8:30 PM pensive rainy-day gothic chamber pop cult faves the Ocean Blue at the Bell House, $20 gen adm

2/28, 10 PM ferocious psychedelic guitarist Debra Devi at the Fox & Crow, 594 Palisade, Jersey City Heights, free

2/28, midnight sludgecore/stoner metal band Iron Rider at Footlight Bar, $10

2/29 Hayes Carll at City Vineyard is sold out – no surprise

2/29, 4 PM moody lo-fi keyboardist/singer Anni Rossi followed by colorful, Bowie-esque female-fronted glamrockers at Pete’s

2/29, 6 PM busker cartoon swing legends the Xylopholks’ vibraphonist Jonathan Singer followed by Boston street brass band Kotoko Brass and at 10;30  by Spanglish Fly celebrating 10 years of latin soul madness at Barbes

2/29, 6 PM charming retro swing harmony women the New York Nightingales & the New Retro Orchestra at Club Bonafide ,$20

2/29, 7 PM ballet score pianist Cristina Spinei leads a chamber qjintet at National Sawdust, $25 adv tix rec

2/29, 7:30 PM one of the greatest composer-keyboardists of this century: the hauntingly cinematic Missy Mazzoli with violinist Olivia De Prato at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

2/29, 8 PM the New York City Master Chorale sing David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion and other works at Church of the Holy Apostles (296 9th Ave south of 29th), $25/18 and under free

2/29, 8 PM intense avant garde singer Holland Andrews leads a vocal-clarinet duo at Issue Project Room, sug don

2/29, 8 PM Laura Thompson, violin/Medina, clarinet/Kristin Samadi, piano perform works by Milhaud, Khatchaturian, and Bartok at Arete Gallery, $tba

2/29, 8 PM amusingly satirical folksinger Barry Oreck followed by bluesily populist, plainspoken songwriter Judy Gorman at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away”

2/29. 8 PM pyrotechnic klezmer clarinetist and Dave Tarras protege Michael Winograd and band and hypnotically percussive Afro-Colombian trance/dance bandleader Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo at Flushing Town Hal, $18/$12 stud/free for 19 and under w/NYC school ID

2/29, 8:30 PM the Brooklyn Wind Quintet: Michel Gentile (flute) Katie Scheele (oboe) Mike McGinnis (clarinet) Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) Nathan Koci (french horn) at the Stone at the New School, $20

2/29, 9 PM  one of the great saxophonists in the history of ska, Dave Hillyard and his quintet with the ferociously good Steve Antonakos on guitar at An Beal Bocht Cafe, 445 West 238th St, 5 blocks from the 1 train at 238th St.

2/29, 9 PM ageless indie powerpop icons the Figgs at Berlin, $15

2/29, 9 PM haunting French-Tunisian saxophonist Yacine Boulares’ Ajoyo project with singer Sarah E. Charles at Bar Lunatico

2/29, 11 PM well-loved, riff-rocking Boston fourth-wave garage rockers Muck & the Mires  followed by ferocious, twin guitar-fueled, Radio Birdman-esque psychedelic punks the Electric Mess at Desmond’s, no joke

2/29, 11 PM playful, kinetic parlor pop band Orly Bendavid & the Mona Dahls at Pete’s

3/5, 7:30 PM the Argus Quartet play a program tba at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/5, 8 PM the Orchestra of St. Luke”s play a lavish, all-Beethoven program: Leonore Overture No. 2; Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), Op. 112; the Choral Fantasy, Op. 80; Mass in C Major, Op. 86at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $30 seats avail, wow

3/5 10 PM Leya – harpist/vocalist Marilu Donovan and violinist/vocalist Adam Markiewicz – play the album release show for their relentlessly uneasy new one at Trevorshaus, 1186 Broadway, Bushwick, $15

3/7, 8 PM darkly lyrical psychedelic pop songwriter Jennifer Hall at Petes

3/11-12, 8 PM first-wave British new wave band Wire at the Music Hll of Williamsburg, $30 gen adm but will sell out

3/14, 7 PM organist Gail Archer plays works by women composers Joan Tower, Mary Howe, Jennifer Higdon, Nadia Boulanger at St. John Nepomucene Church, 411 E 69th St, (1st/York), free

3/17, 7 PM the Ekstasis Duo – cellist Natasha Farni and pianist Eliran Avni – play a program tba at Revelation Gallery, 224 Waverly Pl, $20

3/19, 7:30 PM lyrically provocative mashups of Ethiopiques, parlor pop, hard funk and psychedelia with Meklit at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/20, 7:30 PM salsa flutist Andrea Brachfeld y Su Charanga at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/28, 8 PM flamenco crooner Rancapino Chico – “torchbearer of flamenco puro and heir to the cantes of Cadiz” – at Roulette, $30

3/31, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the new generation’s most eclectic jazz harpist, Brandee Younger & bassist Dezron Douglas at the Miller Theatre, free

4/2, 7:30 PM pianist Gabriele Baldocci plays a program tba at St. Johns Church, 218 W 11th St.,

4/4 8 PM Yemeni oudist Abdulrahman Al-Akhfash with mesmerizing Omani oudist/singer Amal Waqar and multi-instrumentalist Zafer Tawil at Roulette, $30

4/13. 7;30 PM pianist Vasily Primakov plays sonatas by Franck and Chopin at St. Johns Church, 218 W 11th St.,

4/14 drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, indie classical supergroup the Hands Free – James Moore, guitar & banjo; Caroline Shaw, violin Eleonore Oppenheim, bass; Nathan Koci, accordionat the Miller Theatre, free

4/18, 8 PM haunting tanbour virtuoso Ali Akbar Moradi with ubiquitous Iranian percussionist Pejman Hadadi, the innovative at Roulette, $30

4/24, 8 PM Debapriya Adhikary and Samanwaya Sarkar play a rare duet with vocal and sitar at Roulette, $30

4/25, 8 PM oudist Brahim Frigbane and sintir player Hassan Hakmoun duel it out at Roulette, $30

4/28, 7 PM violinist Asi Matathias and pianist Matthew Graybil play works by Vitali, Beethoven and Saint-Saens at Revelation Gallery, 224 Waverly Pl, $20

5/19. 7 PM pianist Asiya Korepanova leads a trio playing works by Tschaikovskky and a trio version of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 at Revelation Gallery, 224 Waverly Pl, $20

Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for February and March 2019

Daily updates – if you go out a lot, you might want to bookmark this page and check back regularly. If you’re leaving your hood, make sure you check http://www.mta.info for service changes considering how the trains are at night and on the weekend.

If you don’t recognize a venue where a particular act is playing, check the comprehensive, recently updated list of over 200 New York City music venues at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

If you see a typo or an extra comma or something like that, remember that while you were out seeing that great free concert that you found out about here, somebody was up late after a long day of work editing and adding listings to this calendar ;)

On select Wednesdays and Sundays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries, beverages and lively conversation included!  email for details/address

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

Mondays in February, 8 PM the unpredictably fun, funny  art-rock/psychedelic soul band the Academy Blues Project at Shrine

Mondays in February at 10 PM Melissa Gordon of Melissa & the Mannequins at LIC Bar. One of the best purist janglerock songwriters in NYC works up new material – should be a clinic in good tunesmithing

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

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

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

Mondays in February, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

Mondays in February, Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting at 10:30 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with frequent special guests.

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

Wednesdays in February, 8 PM the Binky Griptite Orchestra (formerly Sharon Jones’ brilliant oldschool soul backing band) at Threes Brewing Outpost, 113 Franklin St (Greenpoint/Kent Aves) in Greenpoint, free

Wednesdays in February, 9 PM Trio Quimbombo play salsa, son, trova, bossa nova, changui, and more!! Featuring vocals and tres by Cuban virtuoso Yuniel “El Guajiro” Jimenez at the 18th Room, 134 9th Ave @ 19th St 

Three Wednesdays in March: 3/13, 3/20 and 3/27, 9 PM atmospherically anthemic Indian-influenced spacerock band Humeysha at C’Mon Everybody, $10

Thursdays at 8:30 in February, the Brooklyn Raga Massive – a rotating cast of A-list Indian, jazz and rock musicians who love to jam out classic Indian themes from over the centuries to the present day – play the Jalopy, $15 adv tix at the bar at the main space. Tons of special guests followed by a wild raga jam!

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

Fridays in February and March, 6 PM charmingly inscrutable Parisienne jazz chanteuse Chloe & the French Heart Jazz Band at Club Bonafide, $20. They’re also there on 2/24 at 5:30 PM

Fridays at 7:30 PM tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser leads his band at the Django. Jukebox jazz in a JD Allen vein but not as dark and more straight-ahead/groove-oriented: as postbop party music goes, nobody’s writing better than this guy right now.

Free classical concerts on Saturdays at 4 PM in February as well as

March 23 and 30, returning to weekly Saturdays in April at Bargemusic;  usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles. If you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays in February, 6 PM low register reedman Josh Sinton’s Phantasos play Morphine at Barbes. Hard to think of anyone more capable of tackling that ominously kinetic songbook.

Most Sundays at 5:15 PM, a free recital on the amazing, powerful, dynamic new organ at St. Thomas Church at 5th Ave and 53rd St. featuring some of the world’s greatest organists. The space is magnificent and the music usually is too. Right now the church fathers are programming pretty much everybody who used to work here and play the mighty old Aeolian-Skinner organ that finally had to be replaced. Check the concert calendar for details. 

2/1, 5:30 PM soul/gospel belter (and Lenny Molotov collaborator) Queen Esther at the American Folk Art Museum 

2/1, 7 PM indie classical ensemble SoundArt NYC play a rare program of Costa Rican composers including Valeria Brenes, Carlos Jose Castro Mora and Susan Campos-Fonseca at the Americas Society, free

2/1-2, 7:30 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting, irrepressibly fun B3 jazz organist Brian Charette leads his trio at Smalls

2/1, 7:30 PM Alloy Orchestra play their live score to Josef von Sternberg’s silent gangster film Underworld at the World Financial Center, free

2/1, 7:30 PM the Juilliard Orchestra play works by Ligeti, Betty Olivero and Michael Tippett at Alice Tully Hall, free

2/1, 8 PM a rare Queens appearance by Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks – the Boardwalk Empire house band – at Flushing Town Hall, $25/$20 stud

2/1, 8 PM pianist Jeremy Denk plays works by John Adams, Mendelssohn and Beethoven at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail

2/1-2, 8 PM the NY Philharmonic play Mozart’s first and 41st (Jupiter) Symphonies plus works by Haydn and Stravinsky at Avery Fisher Hall, $34

2/1, 8 PM Fresh Squeezed Opera presents world premieres of works by Whitney George, Gabi Herbst, & Gemma Peacocke for voice & electronics at Roulette, $18

2/1-3, 8/10:30 PM bouncy live hip-hop groove band the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail

2/1, 9:30 PM chamber tango night with poignant, eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo’s Tango Quartet and similarly adventurous pan-latin singer Sofia Tosello at joe’s Pub, $20

2/1, 9:30 PM Cumbiagra – who’ve been going in a much more psychedelic direction lately – at Barbes. They’re also here on 2/11 at 9:30ish

2/1, 10 PM Atlas & the All World Band play fiery, socially aware roots reggae at Shrine 

2/2, 3 PM the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale plus 14-piece chamber orchestra, sopranos Tami Petty & Kate Maroney perform works by Lauridsen, Yardley, and Gjeilo, plus Vivaldi’s Gloria, at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Oxford St., Ft. Greene, $20/$15 stud/srs

2/2, 4 PM cinematic, psychedelic quirk-pop keyboardist Michael Hearst presents “Curious, Unusual and Extraordinary” songs from his many bands followed eventually at 6 by low register reedman Josh Sinton’s Phantasos playing Morphine covers,  followed at 8 by pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri playimg their creepy Transylvanian jazz at Barbes

2/2, 5 PM pensive, Middle Eastern-tinged guitarist Jonathan Goldberger and band followed at 6 by atmospheric, cinematic drummer/composer Tim Kuhl and his group at Pete’s

2/2, 6 PM postbop sax legend Oliver Lake and ensemble at Bethany Baptist Church, 275 W Market St, Newark, free

2/2, 7:30 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra play a Chinese New Year celebration at NJPAC in Newark with Beethoven’s Festival Overture, works by Tan Dun and Li Huanzhi and others, $20 tix avail 

2/2, 8 PM left coast postbop pianist Richard Sears with his trio followed by torchy singer Jennifer Charles’ and guitar mastermind Oren Bloedow’s haunting, fearlessly political art-rock/noir band Elysian Fields on their home turf at the Owl, $10

2/2, 8 PM Wet Ink Ensemble play pianist Eric Wubbels’ new microtonal trio at the DiMenna Center, $10

2/2, 8 PM spirited Irish/Scottish folk singer Pamela Jean Agaloos followed by sea chantey duo Twa Corbies at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away”

2/2, Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 PM with Brooklyn cover trio the Band of Others, Link Wray cover band the Wraycyclers at 10, the Superbness (let’s hope they have it) at 11 and at midnight wickedly jangly surf/twang/country instrumentalists the Bakersfield Breakers 

2/2, 9 PM ubiquitous, moodily lyrical, politically savvy Irish folk-rocker Niall Connolly at the small room at the Rockwood

2/2, 10 PM the Last Internationale – sort of the Patti Smith Group of latin rock – play the album release show for their new one at Rough Trade, $10 adv tix rec

2/2, 10 PM bass sax monster Stefen Zeniuk’s punk mambo crew the NY Fowl Harmonic at Hank’s, $10

2/2, 10 PM Epic Order play roots reggae at Silvana 

2/3, 3 PM Orpheus Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Eriko Sato leads a piano quartet playing works by Saint-Saens, Dvorak, Charles Villiers Stanford and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at Concerts on the Slope, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place downhill from 7th Ave, sugg don

2/3, 6 PM irrepressible tuba player Jesse Dulman leads his punk dixieland quartet with Ras Moshe, Dave Sewelson and Leionid Laganov followed by the acerbically atmospheric Beyond Group at Downtown Music Gallery

2/3, 7 PM tuneful, state-of-the-art postbop jazz guitarist Will Bernard and band play Strayhorn followed at 9:30  by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

2/3, 9:30 PM tunefully adventurous tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake leads a rare chordless trio at 55 Bar

2/3, 9:30 PM guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze does his pensive, rustic Georgian folk thing at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec

2/4, 7:30 PM the Mannes Orchestra play Verdi’s Overture to The Force of Destiny, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and Tschaikovsky’s overture to Romeo & Juliette at the ground-floor U100 auditorium at the New School, 63 5th Ave., free

2/4, 9:30ish Los Mochuelos plays classic Colombian vallenato music at Barbes

2/5, 7 PM purist pop tunesmithing: powerpop titan George Usher and the hilarious, politically fearless Amy Rigby at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

2/5, 7 PM Free Range Rat with Slavic Soul Party‘s John Carlson – trumpet, pocket trumpet & flugelhorn; Eric Hipp – tenor saxophone – Shawn McGloin – bass and George Schuller – drums, followed at 9 by SSP doing their amazing Balkan brass/hip-hop mashups at Barbes

2/5, 8/9:30 PM the glimmering, noir-inspired Tom Beckham on vibes with guitarist Rale Micic & bassist Peter Slavov at Mezzrrow, $20

2/5, 8 PM terse, enigmatic avant garde singer/percussionist Anais Maviel  presents a diptych: vocal-and-drums and then vox and piano: “Who is this ritual for and from? at Roulette, $18

2/5, 8:30 PM haunting flamenco/Sicilian folk chanteuse Julia Patinella.at the downstairs room at the Rockwood, $12

2/5-10, 8:30/10:30 PM reliably tuneful postbop piano vet George Cables leads a trio at the Vanguard, $35

2/6, 1 PM avant jazz singer Jay Clayton with intense Armenian-influenced pianist Armen Donelian at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex

 2/6-9, 7/10 PM luminous, soulful pan-Latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuña plays the album release stand for her new one at Birdland, $20 at the bar

2/6, 8 PM pyrotechnic clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski’s ferociously kinetic NY Gypsy All-Stars  at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

2/6,8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” and hash-smoking anthems from the 1930s at Troost. 

2/6, 9:30 PM high lonesome Orbisonesque acoustic Americana with Bobby Blue the Balladeer at the Jalopy. 2/16 at 11 they’re at Better Days, 302 Broome St; 2/22 at 10 they’re at Diviera Drive, 131 Berry St in Wiliamsburg

2/6, 9 PM sweeping, swinging vibraphonist Behn Gillece and group at the Fat Cat 

 2/6, 10 PM guitarslinger Mallory Feuer’s fiery power trio the Grasping Straws – sort of a mashup of Patti Smith and Hole’s first album – at the Mercury, $10

2/7, 7 PM solo sets from women composer/performers Lea Bertucci, Carla CanalesMargaret DavisLiz FaureSarah GoldfeatherAnna Meadors,  Emily Wells, and Molly Joyce at 1 Rivington St. (at Bowery), upstairs, $15/$10 stud 

2/7, 7 PM poignant, nuanced jazz singer Amy Cervini leads her septet at 55 Bar

2/7-8, 7 PM “Spanish guitarist and composer Oscar Peñas and his Jazz Quartet combine with the Mivos Quartet to create a classical-jazz suite inspired by the 3,000-year-old Andalusian fishing tradition known as the almadraba” at Aaron Davis Hall, $20/$10 stud/srs

2/7, 7 PM Conduit: Zach Manzi (bass clarinet) and Evan Saddler (percussion) at Arete Gallery, $15

 2/7, 7:30 PM the Navarra String Quartet play Pēteris Vasks: String Quartet No. 4;  Ravel: String Quartet in F major at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

 2/7, 7:30 PM pianist Mackenzie Melemed plays a program tba at Greenwich House Music School, free

2/7, 8 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Hank’s, $10. They’re at Bar Chord on 2/23 at 9 for free.

2/7-9 and 2/13-16, 8 PM Robert Ashley’s opera Improvement (Don Leaves Linda): “follows the adventures of its protagonist Linda, whose travels and romances can be read as attempts at assimilation and cultural cross-pollination, with varying degrees of success and rejection. The metaphor stretches in time from 1492—the beginning of a European consciousness of America and the expulsion of the Sephardic Jews from Spain—to the late 1940s on the West Coast (representing the future of the USA). Densely layered streams of text, lush live vocals, and a minutely structured electronic orchestra combine to present a portrait of the American psyche” at the Kitchen, $25

2/7, 8 PM New York’s most charismatic, darkly compelling lyrical songwriter/storyteller/keyboard genius Rachelle Garniez followed at 10 by Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay at Barbes

2/7, 8 PM Wormburner – who were once Hoboken’s answer to the Jam – at 11th St Bar at 11th St. Bar

2/7. 8:30 PM brilliantly lyrical trumpeter Ben Holmes’ Naked Lore with Kyle Sanna and Shane Shahanan at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

 2/7, 10 PM the great unsung NYC hero of darkly purposeful, noir-tinged jazz guitar, Saul Rubin leads his Zebtet at the Fat Cat. He’s also here on 2/12 at 7

 2/8, 7 PM left coast improv sax luminary Jessica Jones leads her quartet followed by Tony Jones’ Pitch, Rhythm and Consciousness string jazz Quartet at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

 2/8, 8 PM a composer portrait of enigmatic, trippy electroacoustic vocal composer Erin Gee at Roulette, $18 

2/8, 6 PM the opening for visual artist Rosaire Appel’s musically-themed exhibit Untitled Scores with solo piano by klezmer-jazz piano icon Anthony Coleman at 7:30

2/8, 6:30 PM folk noir crooner Greg Connors at the American Folk Art Museum 

 2/8, 7:30 PM the Parhelion Trio followed by guitarist Liz Faure’s pensive SugarCave trio with piano and vocals at Arete Gallery $15 

 2/8, 8 PM epically trippy Laotian psychedelia with an electric phin as the lead instrument with the Drunken Foreigner Band at Secret Project Robot

2/8, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra play William Levi Dawson’s 1934  Negro Folk Symphony; soloist Haerim Elizabeth Lee performs the Sibelius Violin Concerto at Symphony Space, $25/$18 stud/srs

2/8, 8 PM cinematic noir soul instrumentalists the Ghost Funk Orchestrafollowed by fourth-gen post-Velvets stompers Ghost King at Trans-Pecos, $10 

2/8, 8 PM busker legends the Xylopholks in their furry suits followed by horn band Quatre Vingt Neuf (French for 89, a revolutionary date in case you missed it) playing Little Rascals theme music at Barbes

2/8, 8 PM the Dead Jetsetters – who do a decent late 60s MC5 impersonation – at Arlene’s, $10 

2/8, 9 PM NYC’s answer to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hugh Pool l at Bar Chord

2/8, 10 PM popular Americana highway rockers Mandolin Orange at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25 adv tix avail

2/8-9, 10:30 PM vibraphonist Felipe Fournier‘s wild Tito Puente and Dave Brubeck cover band, Supermambo at Terraza 7, $15

2/8, 10:30 PM popular,purist postbop guitarist Mark Whitfield at the Fat Cat

2/8, 10:30 PM semi-legendary underground Brooklyn jazz multi-instrumentalist D. Treut at Pine Box Rock Shop

2/9, noon and 2 PM Chinese musicians Wu Na and Chang Jing elicit the sounds of nature—mountains, water, wind, and moon—from traditional Chinese zithers. in Galleries 963–965 on the court level at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

2/9, 2 PM soul/funk trumpeter Lee Hogans and his Quintet at Harlem School for the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Ave at 141st St., free

2/9, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) –reinvent classic and obscure Satie chamber pieces as well as rare compositions by his obscure contemporaries, followed at 6 by low register reedman Josh Sinton’s Phantasos playing Morphine covers, at 8 by intense, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leading his Tango Quartet and at at 10 by Rana Santacruz – the Mexican Shane MacGowan, but without the booze if you can imagine that – at Barbes 

 2/9, 7:30 PM sitarist Kinnar Seen with tabla player Samir Chatterjee at the Chhandayan Center For Indian Music, $20

 2/9, 8 PM populist Irish songwriter Joe Jencks and the perennially entertaining, funny, politically spot-on Rod MacDonald at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away”  

2/9, 8 PM pyrotechnic bhangra-jazz alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa‘s wickedly tuneful Indo-Pak Coalition at the Miller Theatre, $30 tix avail

2/9, 8 PM the Delorean Sisters – who do funny oldtimey acoustic covers of cheesy 80s pop songs – at the Way Station

2/9, 8 PM wild rock and classical arrangements plus improvisation: Tom Swafford, violin; Zachary Swanson, bass; Leonor Falcon; Sana Nagano, violin, viola, at I-Beam, $15

2/9, 8 PM the NY Repertory Orchestra with Gretchen Windt, mezzo-soprano play Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite; Elgar: Sea Pictures; Moeran: Symphony in G minor at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St., $15 sug don

2/9, 8:30ish lustrous singer and badass cello-rock bandleader Serena Jost and wildly diverse pastoral jazz/Americana violinist Skye Steele at First Unitarian Congregational Church, 119-121 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn Heights, any train to Borough Hall, $15 

2/9, 8:30 PM Serena Jost’s old band, the original creepy cello rockers, Rasputina at the Mercury, $18 adv tix rec

2/9, 8:30 PM Nashville gothic/desert rock duo the Whiskey Charmers at the downstairs room at the Rockwood, $10

 2/9, 10 PM Hollywood’s Dan Finnerty leads his savagely hilarious top 40 parody group the Dan Band at Joe’s Pub,, $25

2/9, 10 PM sizzling electric bluegrass and C&W with Demolition String Band  at Skinny Dennis

2/9, 11 PM Brooklyn’s hilarious counterpart to Spinal Tap, stoner metal parodists Mighty High at Hank’s, $10

2/10, 2 PM Alexander Zhurbin and Irena Ginzburg – Soviet musical theatre subversives from the 70s with their kid, viola virtuoso/film composer Ljova at Joe’s Pub, $20

2/10, 4 PM fiery, deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band  at Skinny Dennis. He’s also here on 2/26 at 8

 2/10, 4 PM vocal ensemble Blue Heron perform “the Lost Music of Canterbury” at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121St St, $10 tix avail  

2/10, 5 PM torchy oldtimey swing crew the Buck and a Quarter Quartet at the small room at the Rockwood 

2/10, 6 PM Xander Naylor and Ryan Dugre duel on guitars followed at 7 by the abrasive Outside World with bassist Hazel Rigby, Ben Scott and Taylor Adams at Downtown Music Gallery

2/10, 7 PM wildly theatrical, creepy circus rock band Orphan Jane at LIC Bar

2/10, 7 PM singer Bethany Yarrow and cellist Rufus Cappodocia shift between Middle Eastern, jazz and Gregorian chant inspired material followed at 9:30  by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

2/10, 7 PM surfed-up tv themes from Commercial Interruption at Otto’s

 2/10, 8 PM noisy, hazily jangly, psychedelic slowcore/free jazz/avant instrumentalists Sunwatchers at Pioneer Works, free

2/10, 7:30  PM pianist and composer Nicolas Namoradze plays his own works plus Scriabin’s Black Mass and works by Bach at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $15 tix avail

2/10, 7:30 PM the St. Cecelia Chamber Ensemble play Mozart’s Oboe and Clarinet Concertos plus a Beethoven piano trio at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 122 W. 69th St , $10

2/10, 9:30 PM Arpalice – the new ghoul-spaghetti western band from Twin Guns’ Andrea Sicco – at Coney Island Baby, $10 

2/11, 7 PM southwestern gothic icon and Giant Sand mastermind Howe Gelb at Bowery Electric, $15

2/11, 7 PM tuneful postbop pianist Jim Ridl leads his group from behind the Rhodes at 55 Bar

 2/11-16, 9/11 PM purist swing singer Catherine Russell  leads her septet at Birdland, $30 at the bar

2/11, 10 PM energetic delta blues/Romany swing guitarist Felix Slim at LIC Bar

2/12, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6 the Mivos Quartet & guitarist Nadav Lev play new music by Murail, Abbasi and Klartag at the Miller Theatre, free

 2/12, 7 PM a major moment in New York music historiography: Roulette is unveiling its historic archive of nearly 4,000 concerts dating back to its first concert in 1978. Today this includes hundreds of audio and video recordings, photos, notes, programs, posters, and ephemera collected, restored, and preserved, with thousands more items to come.” Literally everyone who was anybody in the downtown scene back in the day played Roulette – and a lot still do. Free.

2/12, 7 PM eclectic, hard-hitting, lyrical composer/tenor saxophonist Stan Killian at 55 Bar

2/12, 7 PM indie classical ensemble Tenth Intervention play new music by a fantastic lineup of composers; Zosha DiCastri, Kamala Sankaram, Dorian Wallace, Bethany Younger, Gelsey Bell and others at the Americas Society, free

2/12, 7:30 PM two fearless, politically relevant ensembles: the PubliQuartet and Imani Winds play works by Poulenc, Martinů, Russell Platt, Jeff Scott, Lalo Schifrin, and Valerie Coleman at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall $25 / $15 student

2/12,  7:30 PM new music for voice and organ by Kevin McCarter; Jinhee Han; David Picton; Eugene Marlow; Frank Retzel; Roger Blanc; Richard Brooks and Raoul Pleskow featuring Bill Gross, baritone, with Claudia Dumschat in the console at the Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E 29th St. $20

2/12, 8 PM psychedelic funky tropical sounds with El Imperio at Freddy’s 

2/12-16, 8 PM one of the avant garde world’s go-to pianists, Vicky Chow at the Stone with a variety of ensembles, $20. Choice pick: 2/14-15 playing Philip Glass etudes

 2/12, 8 PM kinetic, eclectic, funky parlor jazz violinist Mazz Swift solo at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery

 2/12-17, 8:30/10:30 PM the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra play a week on their home turf, $35

 2/12, 8:30 PM soaring, epic all-female mariachi/tropicalia orchestra Mariachi Flor de Toloache at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

2/13, 7 PM Jenny Luna and Adam Good of hauntingly slinky Turkish band Dolunay in a rare duo show followed by Balkan chanteuse Vlada Tomova’s Yasna Voices choir at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

2/13, 7 PM the legendary klezmer duo of Andy Statman (clarinet/mandolin) and Walter Zev Feldman (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) for the first time in 35 years at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $15/$10 stud

 2/13, 7:30 PM brilliant, Lynchian, darkly lyrical latin and Satie-inspired guitarist Jack Martin’s Bob Dylan Deathwatch at Bowery Electric, $10

2/13, 8 PM blowtorch singer Hannah Fairchild’s explosive, lyrically brilliant noir punk power trio Hannah vs. the Many at Arlene’s, $10

2/13, 8 PM quirky, smartly lyrical female-fronted avant cello-rock with the Icebergs at Sidewalk

2/13, 8 PM eclectic Romany and Indian-inspired jazz accordionist Will Holshouser at Barbes

2/13, 7:30 PM Stoogoid stoner sludge with the Greasy Hearts at Coney Island Baby, $10

2/13-16, 8 PM a dance and acoustic guitar spectacular with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix avail

2/13, 9 PM sharply lyrical southwestern gothic/Americana songwriter Tom Shaner followed by rustic, acerbic front-porch folk singer Jo Williamson at LIC Bar

2/13, 10:30 PM lyrical, incisive alto saxophonist Dave Pietro leads his quintet at Smalls

2/14, 7 PM, repeating 2/16 at 8 pianist Stephen Hough returns to the NY Philharmonic for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3; plus Nielsen’s Helios Overture and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 at Avery Fisher Hall, $31

 2/14, 7:30 PM energetic Cape Verdean acoustic guitarist/balladeer Tcheka at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/14, 7:30 PM the Du-Rites play slinky oldschool soul and funk grooves at Symphony Space, $20 tix avail for under 30

 2/14, 8 PM plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies followed at 10 by raucous all-female Colombian bullerengue trance-chanta band La Perla Bogota 

2/14, 8:30 PM Eleonore Biezunski plays Yiddish love songs from the Ruth Rubin collection at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

2/14, 10 PM deviously theatrical oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Los Feliz, 109 Ludlow St (between Rivington and Delancey), free, free Jack Daniels too. 2/28 at 8 they’re at Otto’s, no free Jack Daniels but they will have salty snacks

2/14, 10 PM nebulous chanteuse Adrienne Lenker of Big Thief at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20 gen adm

2/14, 11 PM wryly psychedelic cinematic Italophile instrumentalists/parodists Tredici Bacci play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $12 grn adm

2/14. midnight rustic Colombian sounds with the Cumbia River Band at the small room at the Rockwood

2/15, 7 PM irrepressible bassist Moppa Elliott does triple duty: with Advancing on a Wild Pitch, then with the large improvisational ensemble Acceleration Due to Gravity and finally his Unspeakable Garbage, apparent heirs to the Mostly Other People Do the Killing satire-jazz throne at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

2/15, 7:30 PM Nuyorican legends the New Swing Sextet play oldschool salsa dura at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/15,  8 PM darkly trippy acid jazz/poetry soundscapers Late Sea followed at 9 by the world’s creepiest crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy at the big room at the Rockwood. Downstairs at 8:30 it’s wryly tuneful, purist Americana/C&W band Grain Thief for an additional $15 

2/15, 8 PM the Red Room Orchestra play Twin Peaks soundtracks at Symphony Space,$30 tix avail

2/15, 8 PM day one of the Jalopy’s annual jug band festival with banjo player Little Nora Brown, the all-female, oldtimey Queens of Everything, crazed Steel City Jug Slammers and much more delicate Crisco Dreams, $12

2/15, 8 PM dark cabaret legend Sanda Weigl and her Romany-flavored band followed at 10 by psychedelic salsa bandleader Zemog El Gallo Bueno at Barbes

2/15, 8 PM pianist Haesun Paik plays Beethoven piano concertos – the stirring First and dazzlingly powerful Third Piano Concertos, plus Samuel Adler’s Concertino at Flushing Town Hall, free w/rsvp. She’s also at Bwy Presbyterian Church, 114th/Bwy at 5 PM on 2/17  

2/15, 8 PM the NYU01 Orchestra play Barber: Essay No. 1; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 at the NYU Loewe Theatre, 25 W 4th St., free

 2/15, 9 PM eclectic, electric, guitarishly excellent C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts at Bar Chord

2/15, 9 PM newgrass crew the Lost Dog Street Band and punkgrass road warriors the Devil Makes Three at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $27.50 adv tix avail

2/15, 9 PM the Horszowski Trio play works by Wuorinen, Schumann and Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2  at the 92nd St. &, $25

 2/15, 10:30 PM Greg Lewis’ brilliant, fearlessly political Organ Monk Trio  at the Fat Cat

2/16, 6 PM low register reedman Josh Sinton’s Phantasos play Morphine covers followed at 8 by  poignant, eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo’s tango quartet and at 10 by Super Yamba playing their psychedelic Afrobeat jams at Barbes

2/16, 7 PM psychedelically ripping hammered dulcimer power trio House of Waters play the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $15

2/16, 7/9 PM powerful jazz belter – and Gil Scott-Heron reinventor –  Charenee Wade leads her group at Ginny’s Supper Club, $20

2/16, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble Tigue Percussion followed by opaque indie darlings Deerhoof playing their 2007 album, Friend Opportunity at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

2/16, 8 PM charismatic, politically fearless, historically-inspired oldtime country blues duo Piedmont Bluz and bluegrass band Cole Quest & the City Pickers at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away” 

 2/16, 8:30 PM skittish new wave guitar band Dryclean, ferociously dynamic, tuneful, female-fronted power trio Castle Black and Giftshop – the missing link between Blondie and the Distillers – at Coney Island Baby, $10 

 2/16, 8 PM day rwo of the Jalopy’s annual jug band festival with the Dirdy Birdies, Staten Island’s Wahoo Skiffle Crazies, the New Found Country Homebodies and the Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues – who do an awesome, slyly funny evocation of the Memphis Jug Band – $12

2/16, 8 PM ambient duo Metasplice and Colombian sound sculptor Lucrecia Dalt at Issue Project Room, $15/$12 stud/srs

2/16, 9 PM ageless CB’s era funk-punk/postrockers the Bush Tetras at Elsewhere, $17

2/16, 9  PM Ensemble Parallax premieres Gabriele Vanoni’s multimedia electroacoustic chamber opera Island of Peoples, incorporating first-person, heart-wrenching stories of immigrants passing through Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century  at the  Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, $10 

2/16, 10 PM allusively haunting, minimalist folk noir singer Belle-Skinner and original swing/torchsong bandleader Gracie Terzian at City Winery, note $10 standing room tix rec – they’re selling advance tix here now

2/16, 10ish intriguingly opaque parlor postrockers Green & Glass at the Owl

2/16, 10:30 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/roadhouse jamband Lizzie & the Makers at at the big room at the Rockwood

2/17, 2 PM the Calidore String Quartet play works by Beethoven, Haydn, Hannah Lash and Caroline Shaw at the Town Hall, $17

2/17, 3 PM the Sometime Boys’ riveting, powerful, theatrical frontwoman Sarah Mucho with pianist Elliott Roth at Freddy’s

2/17, 3 PM the North/South Chamber Orchestra plays works by Peter Aviss, Edna Longoria, Mikhail Johnson and Hilary Tann; violist Rita Porfiris appears as soloist, free, at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 122 W. 69th St

2/17, 5 PM pensive folk noir/parlor pop band Little Embers at LIC Bar

2/17, 7 PM one of the great oudists in NYC, Adam Good and band followed at 9:30 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

 2/17, 8 PM Chris Ferris & Dancers premiere UNQUANTIFIABLE with composer/cello monster Loren Dempster. “Experience survival and enjoyment of crowds verses solitude,” at Roulette, $18

217, 8 PM hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes at Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave, just off the Morgan Ave L stop, $10

2/17, 9:30 PM a rare small club show by haunting noir soul bandleader Karine Denike at Pete’s

2/18, 8 PM Paracosm – the new duo project by saxophonist María Grand and  brilliant Indian percussionist Rajna Swaminathan at Arete Gallery, $15

2/18, 9 PM darkly torchy southwestern gothic/Europolitan songwriter/guitarist Miwa Gemini followed by Melissa Gordon of Melissa & the Mannequins – one of the best purist janglerock songwriters in NYC – at LIC Bar

2/18, 9:30 PM ex-Chicha Libre keyboard sorcerer Josh Camp’s wryly psychedelic cumbia/tropicalia/dub band Locobeach at Barbes

 2/19, 7:30 PM celilst Zlatomir Fung and pianist Tengku Irfan play works by Bloch, Berio, Brahms, Dallabacco and Katherine Balch at Merkin Concert Hall, $20 seats avail  

2/19, 8 PM haunting, magical Middle Eastern classical singer Shelley Thomas and her band followed at 9 by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party

2/19, 8 PMthe all-female Resistance Revival Chorus sing epic, inspiring original populist gospel tunes and anti-trumpie broadsides at City Winery, $15

 2/19, 9 PM violinist Joshua Modney and pianist Eric Wubbels perform Anthony Braxton’s Composition No. 222 at Arete Galllery, $15

 2/19-23, 8:30 PM cellist Jeffrey Zeigler plays with a series of ensembles at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: opening night wiht Zachary Watkins (guitar) Laura Ortman (violin)

2/19, 9:30 PM Jane Lecroy’s edgy, intensely lyrical electro-punk band Ohmslice at 2A

 2/19, 10:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy‘s Tromboniverse at Smalls

2/20, 1 PM the mighty, Middle Eastern-tinged Eyal Vilner Big Band at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex 

2/20, 8 PM ish brilliant noir swing/Romany jazz/latin soul composer and guitarist Jack Martin (ex-Knoxville Girls and Dimestore Dance Band) at Troost

2/20, 9 PM the Space Merchants – the missing link between the Stooges and X – at Gold Sounds, $8

2/20, 8 PM ex-Dylan lead guitarist Larry Campbell with singer Teresa Williams with Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne at City Winery, $25 standing room avail

2/20, 8 PM soprano Amy Owens, mezzo-soprano Alexandra Urquiola, baritone Jesse Blumberg, violist Tien-Hsin (Cindi) Wu, and pianists Michael Barrett, Steven Blier and Leann Osterkamp perform art-songs by a global cast of composers: Roberto Sierra, Clarice Assad, Bright Sheng and Daniel Sabzghabei at Merkin Concert Hall, $20 tix avail 

2/20, 8 PM Darmstadt Ensemble play Terry Riley’s In C  at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

2/20, 8 PM acerbic indie classical duo String Noise play “very quiet music written for two violins” by Catherine Lamb,  Jurg Frey and Lou Bunk at Arete Gallery, $20. They’re back here on 2/21 playing the album release show for their new one, $25 includes free prosecco

2/20, 8 PM haunting, purposeful viola improviser Jessica Pavone followed by New York’s most charismatic, darkly compelling lyrical songwriter/storyteller/keyboard genius Rachelle Garniez  with violist Karen Waltuch at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery

2/20, 9 PM edgy lefty lead guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band  at Bar Chord

2/21, 7 PM lyrically potent oldtimey songwriter Lenny Molotov – the missing link between Elvis Costello, Hoagy Carmichael and Rev. Gary Davis, maybe – at Sidewalk

2/21, 7:30 PM, repeating 2/22-23 at 2 and 8 PM the NY Philharmonic plays Stravinsky’s The Firebird plus works by Ravel at Avery Fisher Hall, $34

2/21, 7:30 PM guitarist Glenn Cryzter and His Savoy Seven play classic 1930s style swing jazz at Symphony Space, $20 tix avail for under 30

 2/21-24, 7:30/9:30 PM sizzling salsa dura band the Spanish Harlem Orchestra at the Jazz Standard, $35

2/21, 8 PM psychedelic janglerock guitar icon Chuck Prophet at Union Pool, $15

2/21, 8 PM  a composer portrait concert with colorful Chinese  pianist Wang Lu playing her own works joined by International Contemporary Ensemble and Yarn/Wire at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail

2/21, 8 PM multi-instrumentalist chamber pop stylist Alice Bierhorst and imagistic, compellingly lyrical acoustic songwriter Sandy Bell at the Owl, $10

2/21, 8 PM solo works by composer-performers Gary Philo, Amy Reich and James Bergin  at the DiMenna Center, $15

2/21, 8 PM high-voltage psychedelic cumbia/Afrobeat jamband MAKU Soundsystem at SOB’s, $15

2/21, 9 PM poignant, eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo’s tango orchestra at Terraza 7, $12

2/21, 8:30 PM clarinetist Adrianne Greenbaum leads her klezmer band at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

2/22, 7  PM ferociously lyrical, Macbeth-inspired art-rock/psychedelic songwriter Rose Thomas Bannister, acidically loopy psychedelic soundscapes Rosemary Krust and improvisational lo-fi minimalist one-man band Yes Selma at Sunview Luncheonette , 221 Nassau Ave in Greenpoint, G to Nassau Ave, sug don

2/22-23, 7 PM operatic countertenor Ju-eh + electronic soundscaper Hwarg perform their surreal, creepy electroacoustic Living Dying Opera at the Abrons Arts Center, $20   

2/22, 7:30 PM the MSM Orchestra play Respighi’s The Pines of Rome plus works by Liszt and Arurtuinian at Neidorff-Karpati Hall at Manhattan School of Music, 130 Claremont Ave. (just north of W. 122nd St.), free, tix req 

2/22, 7:30 PM legendary Black 47 leader and Irish punk songwriter Larry Kirwan and his allstar band play his new song cycle Ireland and America – A History in Song at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University, $30 tix avail

2/22, 8 PM eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts followed at 10 by the world’s creepiest crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy at Barbes

2/22, 8 PM the Oratorio Society of NY play Berlioz: “La mort d’Ophélie”, Op. 18, No. 2 from Tristia*; Debussy: ”Sirènes” from Nocturnes; Sibelius:  Kullervo, Op. 7 at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $20 seats avail

2/22, 9 PM, repeating 2/23 at 10 rambunctious, occasionally ghoulish rockabilly band the Royal Hounds at Skinny Dennis

2/22, 9:30 in reverse order at the Gutter: eclectic, kinetic female-fronted Afrobeat/postrock/funk jammers Kleptokrat, the twistedly cinematic, psychedelic Ben Pagano and the Space Machine, and skittish, math-y early 80s style new wave funk-punk band Impressionist, $8

2/22, 10 PM cinematic, kaleidoscopic jazz composer/singer Annie Chen  leads her quintet at Nublu $10

2/23, 3 PM the string section from the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra play a potently relevant program: Kenji Bunch’s Supermaximum, Toru Takemitsu’s Requiem, Karen Tanaka’s Dreamscape and  Christopher Theofanidis’ A Thousand Cranes at Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 W 181st St, free  

2/23, 4 PM the Three Quarters Piano Trio play works by Martinu and Brahms followed at 8 by klezmer-jazz piano icon Anthony Coleman  leading a trio at Scholes St. Studio, $10 sug don

2/23, 7 PM Rohan Prabhudesai plays solo on harmonium, then joines with Hindustani singer Rahul Thandla with Dibyarka Chatterjee on tabla at the Chhandayan Center For Indian Music, $20

2/23, 8 PM Haeun Joo on piano with Matt Holman on trumpet, Danny Weller on bass, Ronen Itzik on drums at I-Beam, $15

2/23, 8 PM first-rate purist honkytonk crooner/bandleader Cliff Westfall followed by baritone Nashville gothic/honkytonk crooner Sean Kershaw and band at Hank’s, $10

2/23. 8 PM hard-charging oldschool soul/funk/rock singer Bette Smith and band at the big room at the Rockwood

2/23, 8 PM populist, sharply perceptive guitar/vocal duo Terry Kitchen & Mara Levine at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away” Sample lyric: “We passed Shea Stadium at ten miles an hour, nothing lasts forever just like the Mets”  

2/23, 9 PM Erin Regan – who blends haunting, emotionally depleted story-songs with jaunty Americana – followed by the similarly brilliant/obscure, lyrically torrential Dan Penta at Sidewalk

2/23, 9 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play oldschool-style soul ballads at the Way Station

2/23, 9:30 PM awesomely unhinged horror surf/hotrod instrumentalists the Mad Doctors at the Gutter, $8

2/23, 10:30 PM elegant, sharply lyrical parlor pop stylist Heather Eatman followed by sunshine psych-pop songwriter Sam Kogon at Freddy’s

2/24, 3 PM violinist Suliman Tekalli leads  a trio playing works by Ives and Paolo Marchettini at Concerts on the Slope, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place downhill from 7th Ave, Park Slope, any train to Grand Army Plz, sugg don

2/24, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra with violin soloist Ming-Feng Hsin play Dvoř︎ák: Romance; Glazunov: Concerto for Violin; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St (2/3rd Aves), $20

2/24, 7 PM lustrous pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays works by Franz Schubert, Patrick Zimmerli and Philip Glass at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix avail

2/24, 7 PM iconic singer Lucy Shelton reprises repertoire from her 1980 Naumburg debut recital (Villa-Lobos, Schwantner), plus songs written for her by Carter and Knussen, and premieres Ives song arrangements with the Westerlies brass quartet to celebrate her 75th bday. She’ll also sing works by Ravel, Rossini, and Schubert at Merkin Concert Hall, $20 tix avail

2/24, 7 PM wildfire guitarist Brandon Seabrook leads a trio with with Henry Fraser- bass and Erica Dicker -violin followed at 9:30  by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

 2/24, 7:30 PM erudite baritone saxophonist Claire Daly leads her quartet at Smalls

2/24, 8 PM Ned Rothenberg and an ensemble of variable instruments (Contemporaneous) play his new piece Beyond C, a concerto for improvising woodwind soloist Inspired by Terry Riley’s In C  at Roulette, $18

2/24, 8:30 PM dark Nashville soul songwriter Paul Burch at Pete’s

2/24, 9 PM anthemic janglerocker Alejandro Meola – who evokes Oasis back when they were a great powerpop band – at Union Pool, $10 

2/24, 10:30 PM serpentine, cinematic art-rock instrumentalists You Bred Raptors at Bowery Electric, $10

2/25. 7:30 PM the Mannes Orchestra play Strauss’s Metamorphosen and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 at the ground-floor U100 auditorium at the New School, 63 5th Ave., free

 2/25, 7:30 PM fiery alto saxophonist Lucas Pino’s eclectic, dynamic No No Nonet at Smalls

2/25, 7:30/9:30 PM perennially lyrical pianist Matthew Shipp plays the album release show for his latest trio release at Dizzy’s club, $30

2/25, 7:30 PM Paul Chihara’s “Amatsu Kaze” for soprano, clarinet, flute, violin, cello, and piano: “Amatsu Kaze” is based on seven Haiku dealing with love, death and separation. The second half of the program features pianist Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman performing music of Lewis Spratlan, Harold Meltzer, Hannah Lash, and James Matheson, at Symphony Space, $20

2/25, 8 PM Middle Eastern-tinged art-rock singer/pianist Brittany Anjou plays the album release show for her new one Enamiĝo Reciprokataj (Esperanto for “mutual breakdown”) with her trio at the Poisson Rouge, $10 adv tix rec.

2/25, 8 PM avant garde piano titan Kathleen Supové (on Disklavier piano), Dafna Naphtali (electronics, voice, composition), Nick Didkovsky (electronics, guitar, composition) provide “improvisations and surprises” at Arete Gallery, $25

2/25, 9 PM exotic vibraphone-driven surf band the Vibro-jets followed by Melissa Gordon of Melissa & the Mannequins – one of the best purist janglerock songwriters in NYC – at LIC Bar

2/25. 10ish feral singer Carolina Oliveros’ mighty 13-piece Afro-Colombian trance/dance choir Bulla en el Barrio at Barbes

2/26, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, Third Sound play music by Auroco, Castillo plus Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1 at the Miller Theatre, free

2/26, 7:30 PM a killer original Indian music twinbill: violinist Arun Ramamurthy with his Trio +  saxophonist Pawan Benjamin’s quartet A Circle Has No Beginning at Jack, $15

 2/26, 7:30 PM cello/piano sibling duo Marilies and Nikolaus Guschlbauer play pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Helmut Schmidinger, and Iván Erőd, among others at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req 

2/26, 8 PM NY Polyphony sings a rare program of Alpine early music by Philippe Verdelot, Cipriano de Rore, plus works by Lassus, Clemens and Palestrina at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St,  $30 tix avail

2/26-3/3, 8:30/10:30 PM pyrotechnic postbop trumpeter Terrell Stafford leads a quintet at the Vanguard, $35

2/26, 8:30ish stark southwestern gothic jangle and clang with And the Wiremen at Troost

2/26, 9 PM wickedly torchy noir songwriter Julia Haltigan and her killer band on her old home turf at 11th St Bar

2/26, 9:30 PM dark, carnivalesque oldtimey songwriter Feral Foster  at Pete’s

2/26, 10 PM saxophonist Anant Pradhan leads his ska/rocksteady octet at Freddy’s

2/27, 7 PM wildly virtuosic jazz improv trumpeter Peter Evans plus ensemble tba at National Sawdust $25

2/27, 7:30 PM the Mannes Orchestra play Gounod’s Petite Symphonie and Richard Strauss’ Suite in B Flat at the ground-floor U100 auditorium at the New School, 63 5th Ave., free

2/27, 7:30 PM haunting flamenco/Sicilian folk chanteuse Julia Patinella in a rare duo show plus Brian Cloud’s hotshot lapsteel player Raphael McGregor in a rare solo show at the American Can Co., $15

2/27, 8 PM haunting noir singer Karla Rose & the Thorns play her menacingly playful, brilliantly lyrical songs at the Bedford, 110 Bedford Ave ((N 10th/11th), Williamsburg

2/27, 9 PM  NO ICE at Otto’s – whaaaaat? NYC’s most potent soul rockers squeezed into that little space? Uh huh.

2/27, 9 PM Jessica Lurie (sax/flute, electronics); Katie Down (glass instruments, metal cello); Sarah Schoenbech (bassoon) & Terry Dame (amazing, original invented instruments, percussion and electronics) at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery

2/27, 9 PM elegantly angst-fueled, individualistic torchsong/parlor pop piano chanteuse Jeanne Marie Boes at LIC Bar

2/28, 7 PM haunting, rapturous Palestinian singer Mira Awad with Guy Mintus on piano at Joe’s Pub, $25

2/28, 7 PM indie classical string quartet Ethel play the first-ever performance of the Julia Wolfe string quartet cycle – all four of them – at the Jewish Museum, $20/$16 stud/srs

2/28, 7:30 PM a rare duo show by Sephardic dance jamband Yemen Blues at Symphony Space, $20 tix avail for under 30

2/28-3/2, 7:30/9:30 PM lyrical Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez and his countryman percussion ace Pedrito Martinez duel it out at the Jazz Standard, $30

2/28-31, 7:30 PM gothic rock legend JG Thirlwell at National Sawdust is sold out

2/28, 7:30 PM Deviant Septet play Stravinsky’s sardonic, intensely relevant L’Histoire du Soldat at St. Bartholomew’s Church, $25/$10 stud/sr

2/28, 7:30 PM iconic, rapturous AACM pianist/organist Amina Claudine Myers, Nicole Mitchell and Irreversible Entanglements. and poet Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) collaborate and play separate sets at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

2/28, 7:30 PM, repeating 3/1-2 at 8 pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the NY Philharmonic perform Grieg’s Piano concerto No. 1 plus the Peer Gynt Suite and Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall, $34

2/28, 7:30 PM pianist Per Tengstrand, Katie Liu (viola), Leland Ko (cello) Emiri Morita (violin), and Hana Mundiya (violin) play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Sonata No. 9 for Piano and Violin in A Major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer” at Scandinavia House, $25

2/28, 8 PM plaintive Yorkshire/Appalachian singer Jan Bell – whose gloomy chronicles of Brooklyn gentrification are spot-on – with her all-female band the Maybelles followed at 10 by drummer Arthur Vint & Associates reinventing classic Morricone spaghetti western soundtracks at Barbes

2/28, 8 PM cellist Inbal Segev playas music for solo cello by five topnotch women composers -Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, Reena Esmail, Kaija Saariaho, and Gity Razaz- at Roulette, $18 adv tix req

2/28, 8:30 PM ferociously dynamic, tuneful, female-fronted power trio Castle Black at the Gutter, $8

2/28, 8:30 PM a raucous klezmer dance party with music by Ken Maltz, Lauren Brody, Aaron Alexander at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

2/28, 8:30 PM drummer Jeff Davis’ dynamic Quartet with Jason Rigby – tenor sax and Jonathan Goldberger-  guitar at I-Beam, $15

3/1 Ty Segall at Warsaw is sold out – but in that space unless he really turns down you’re not going to hear anything anyway…

3/1, 7 PM sax quartet Nois make their New York debut with three world premieres by New York based composers Nathan Hudson, Howie Kenty and Ed Rosenberg III, plus Gemma Peacocke’s ‘Dwalm’, ‘Thirteen Changes’ from Pauline Oliveros and Georg Friedrich Haas’ ‘Saxophonquartett’ at Arete Gallery, $15

3/1, 7:30/9:30 PM epically brilliant, Shostakovich-inspired jazz pianist/composer Fabian Almazan leads his ensemble at the Jazz Gallery, $25

3/1-2 at 8 pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the NY Philharmonic  perform Grieg’s Piano concerto No. 1 plus the Peer Gynt Suite and Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall, $34

3/1, 8 PM hypnotically invigorating, shamanistic Korean percussion ensemble Noreum Machi at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 srs/under 18 free w/ID

3/1-2, 8 PM improvisations from a vast cast from the John Zorn circle with the man himself (sax) Michael Nicolas (cello) Ikue Mori (electronics) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Cyro Baptista )percussion) Brian Marsella (keyboards) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Ches Smith (drums) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) Jim Staley (trombone) Jon Irabagon (sax) Chris Tordini (bass) Brandon Lopez (bass) Miles Okazaki (guitar) and special guests at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery, $20

3/1, 9 PM oldschool soul ballads with singer Camille Atkisson’s Empire Beats at Hill Country

3/2, 4 PM cinematic, psychedelic quirk-pop keyboardist Michael Hearst presents “Curious, Unusual and Extraordinary” songs from his many bands followed at 8 by haunting, charismatic oldtimey-style banjo player and corrosively political songwriter Curtis Eller’s American Circus at Barbes

3/2, 6 PM hauntingly torchy songwriter Daphne Lee Martin at the small room at the Rockwood. Next door at the big room jaunty female-fronted original retro rocksteady band the Big Takeover plays at 9 for $10

3/2, 6 PM atmospheric, cinematic drummer/composer Tim Kuhl and his group at Pete’s

3/2, 6 PM purist swing singer Catherine Russell and her amazing band at Bethany Baptist Church – 275 W Market St, Newark, free

3/2, 7 PM crystalline-voiced, noir-tinged third-stream jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter at Joe’s Pub, $18

3/2, 7:30 PM firebrand Malian rock chanteuse/bandleader Awa Sangho at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/2, 7:30 PM  Innov Gnawa play a traditional Moroccan Lila trance/healing ceremony – a real rarity in this country on a public stage – at National Sawdust, $25 adv tix req

3/2 8 PM experimental sacred music duo ARIADNE followed by a very rare US performane by French musique concrète pioneer and IRCAM vet Christine Groult at Issue Project Room, $15/$12 studrs

3/2, 8 PM, repeating 3/3 at 3 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra with pianist Jeffrey Kahane play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 plus Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 at NJPAC in Newark, $20 tix avail

3/2, 8 PM darkly colorful, perennially interesting bassist Linda May Han Oh leads her Quintet at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail

3/2, 9 PM terse, acerbic trumpet improviser Steph Richards at the Owl

3/2, 9 PM edgy, uneasy female-fronted retro new wavers the New Tarot at the Knitting Factory, $10

3/3, 6 PM tuba duo Avant Garde Working Class with Joe Daley and Jesse Dulman followed at 7 by Karen Ng and Henry Fraser doing a clarinet/bass duo at Downtown Music Galley

3/3, 6 PM guitarslingers Jason Loughlin and John Shannon play Chet Atkins classics and obscurities at Pete’s

3/3, 7:30 PM lyrical jazz piano icon Fred Hersch solo at Mezzrow, $20, you might want to get there early

3/3, 9 PM intense, charismatic oldschool soul belter Sami Stevens at the big room at the Rockwood

3/3 , 11 PM ferociously tuneful ska-punks Uncle Djuzeppe folllowed by haunting Balkan psychedelic rockers Alec K Redfearn & the Eyesores at Muchmore’s, $tba 

3/3, 9:30 PM bouncy, incisive Romany jazz group Gaucho at Joe’s Pub, $20

3/3, 10 PM chanteuse/uke player Dahlia Dumont’s Blue Dahlia play edgy, smartly lyrically-fueled, jazz-infused tunes in English and French with classic chanson and Caribbean influences at Barbes. The following night, 3/4, 6 PM they’re at the small room at the Rockwood

3/4, 8 PM popular newgrass road warriors Chathan County Line at City Winery, $20 

3/5, 7 PM Venezuelan group El Tuyero Ilustrado – cuatro player Edward Ramírez and singer and percussionist, Rafa Pino – play their new take on traditional  joropo tuyero sounds at the Americas Society, $20

3/5, 8 PM brilliant acoustic guitarist and sardonic alt-country songwriting pioneer Robbie Fulks – of Fuck This Town infamy -at City Vineyard, $15

3/5, 7 PM rising star trumpeter Adam O’Farrill “with his new nine-piece ensemble Bird Blown Out of Latitude, performing new music born from the disorientation of personal displacement.” trumpeter Aaron Burnett and the Big Machine follow with special guest, the pyrotechnic Peter Evans at National Sawdust, $25 adv tix rec

3/5, 8 PM masterful improvisational camaraderie with Shipp/Lowe/Cleaver/Ray – Matthew Shipp, Allen Lowe, Gerald Cleaver, Kevin Ray – at  at Roulette, $18 adv tix rec

 3/5-9, 8:30 PM postbop/improv jazz drum maven Ches Smith leads a series of ensembles at the Stone at the New School, $20. Many killer lineups: the best could be 3/8 with Kris Davis (piano), Marc Ribot (guitar), Leon Boykins, Devin Hoff (bass)

3/5-9, 8:30/11 PM iconic fire-and-ice jazz singer Karrin Allyson and band at Birdland, $30 at the bar

3/6, 1 PM pianist Changyong Shin plays a program TBA at the Greene Space, free, rsvp req 

3/6, 7:30 PM avant-rock band Boio, the genre-obliterating Warp Trio, and Forward Music Project – Amanda Gookin’s multimedia project of solo cello works developed to empower women and girls –  followed by Contemporaneous playing works by violet Barnum and Henry Threadgill – a homage to Butch Morris – at Roulette, $18 adv tix rec 

3/6, 7:30 PM iconic art-rockers the Bang on a Can All-Stars play world premieres of indie classical/art-rock dance music by Nicole Lizée, Josué Collado Fregoso, Henry Threadgill, and Trevor Weston, plus “three classics from Bang on a Can history by Annie Gosfield, Arnold Dreyblatt and Glenn Branca, with a rare performance of Branca’s massive “three dimensional” Movement Within, written specifically for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, in his unique tuning system and on his own original instruments” at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

3/6, 8 PM a night of first-class female improvisers: cinematic multi-instrumentalist/violinist Laura Ortman, multi-keyboardist Liz Kosack, haunting jazz pedal steel virtuoso Susan Alcorn and cellist Okkyung Lee at Union Pool, $12sx

 3/6, 9 PM heavy riff/stoner boogie band Frankie & the Witch Fingers followed by Aussie heavy psych band the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets at the Knitting Factory, $12 

3/6, 9 PM sharply lyrical janglerock/Americana/soul songwriter Matt Keating and guitarist Steve Mayone’s catchy project the Bastards of Fine Arts at 11th St. Bar

3/6, 10 PM powerhouse New Orleans soul/blues shouter Rev. Sekou at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

3/7, 7 PM Zikrayat play slinky, cinematic classics from the golden age of Arabic song at Drom, $15

3/7, 7:30 PM a killer twinbill with two of the best, most unselfconsciously poignant solo string composer-performers out there: violinist/percussionist Christopher Tignor and Julia Kent playing the album release show for her new one at National Sawdust, $22 adv tix rec

 3/7, 7:30 PM cellist Geirþrúður Anna Guðmundsdóttir with pianist Tomomi Sato play works by Boccherini, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff at Scandinavia House, $20

3/7, 7:30 PM Bella’s Bartok – akin to a more mellow Gogol Bordello – at Symphony Space, $20 for 30 and under

3/7, 7:30 PM intense, microtonal string ensemble the Sirius Quartet play works by composers: Brian Field, Ian Erickson, Jennifer Castellano, Marga Richter, Mari Tamaki, and Sam Post along with their own stuff at the DiMenna Center, $25

3/7, 7:30 PM the Tesla Quartet play works by Beethoven and Respighi at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/7-9, 7:30 PM Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre’s  Le Jardin Qui Rit – a surrealistic dance homage to Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights with live score by Aleksandra Vrebalov at the Baruch College auditorium, $30/$15 stud/srs

3/7, 8 PM ferocious, female-fronted Afrobeat band Underground System  followed by wild Palestinian hip-hop/dancehall reggae/habibi pop band 47soul at Bric Arts, $15 adv tix rec. Underground System are also at C’Mon Everybody on 3/22 at 11 for five bucks less.

3/7-8, 8 PM, repeating 3/10 at 4 PM Jiva Dance Company’s elegantly apocalyptic performance The Four Horsement with music by Rajkumar Bharathi and lyrics by Shiv Subramanian at Dixon Place, $28

3/7, 8 PM the US debut of edgy, dynamic, uneasily ethereal improvisational extended-technique pianist Irene Aranda in the Black Box Theatre at 244 Rehearsal Studios,  244 W 54th St., $20. 3/8 at 8:30 PM she’s solo at 8:30 at I-Beam, followed by feral bassist Brandon Lopez at 9:30, $15

3/7, 8 PM intrepid bassist Shayna Dulberger leads a quartet with singer Fay Victor, guitarist Ava Mendoza, and drummer Juan Pablo Carletti at Roulette, $18 av tix rec

3/7, 8 PM psychedelic soul-rockers Madam West  at the small room at the Rockwood

3/7, 8 PM a composer portrait of John Zorn by an allstar cast: the Jack Quartet, pianist Steven Gosling and many more at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail

3/7, 8:30 PM klezmer violinist Jake Shulman-Ment’s accurately named “MIDWOOD” w/Yoshie Fruchter, Richie Barshay, Eleonore Weill, and special guest, Francesca Ter Bergat Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

3/7, 9 PM Certain General guitarslinger Phil Gammage plays his dark Americana and blues at 11th St Bar

3/7, 10 PM explosive, creepy, colorful psychedelic rembetiko metal band Greek Judas at Hank’s, $10

3/8, 6 PM mini-sets by poignantly lyrical, eclectic pianist Marta Sanchez’s provocative jazz poetry quintet with singers Sara Serpa and Charlotte Greve reinventing writing by Bukowski, Sylvia Plath and others; solo vibraphone from the magical Patricia Brennan and piano/flute duos by Lyubov Mirzoyev and Frances Brodeur at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $15.

3/8, 7 PM composer-performer Gemma Peacocke’s Waves & Lines song cycle, incorporating poems by Afghan women exploring distance, anonymity, and “strange new forms of intimacy” at National Sawdust, $20 adv tix rec

3/8, 7 PM magically haunting flamenco jazz pianist Chano Dominguez at Joe’s Pub, $30

3/8, 7 PM composer-performer Gemma Peacocke’s Waves & Lines song cycle, incorporating poems by Afghan women exploring distance, anonymity, and “strange new forms of intimacy” at National Sawdust, $20 adv tix rec

3/8, 7:30/9:30 PM drummer Tomas Fujiwara’s thundering, tidally shifting two-guitar/two-drum Triple Double at the Jazz Gallery, $25

3/8, 7:30/9:30 PM ambitious, tuneful trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and band at the Jazz Gallery, $25

3/8, 7:30 PM violinist Stanichka Dimitrova and the PhiloSonia ensemble explore the concept of sturm und drang in works by Schubert, Wolf and Brahms, woo hoo, at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $25/$10 stud/srs

3/8-9, 8 PM the reliably entertaining, adventurous Chelsea Symphony play wartime works including Fascist Baby, a world premiere by Tim Kiah; Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, French composer Fernande Breilh-Decruck’s 1944 suite Cinq poèmes chrétiens, the Haydn Trumpet Concerto Friday night and on Saturday, the Haydn Cello Concerto instead at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20 sugg don

3/8, 8 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra with pianist Ingrid Fliter play works by Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Britten at NJPAC in Newark, $20 tix avail

3/8, 8 PM sardonically relevant guitar-fueled female-fronted Americana punks Spanking Charlene and the similarly hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes at Hank’s, $10

3/8, 9 PM Smock – skittish Joy Division and MBV-influenced guitar band – open for mighty, labyrinthine doom/art-rockers the Hazytones at Lucky 13 Saloon, $tba 

3/8, 11 PM guitar mastermind Mike Rosado’s volcanic, pounding Dick Dale-influenced surf band 9th Wave at Berlin

3/9, 7:30 PM brilliant tabla player/composer and Brooklyn Raga Massive anchor Sameer Gupta does double duty, first in a trio set with sarangi player Rohan Misra and then with sitarist Rishab Sharma at the Chhandayan Center For Indian Music, $20

3/9, 8 PM one of the year’s best twinbills: brilliant, soaring south Indian chanteuse Falu and her orchestra and hypnotic, pulsing, sousaphone-driven Guadalupian/New Orleans band Delgres a at Flushing Town Hall, $16

3/9, 8 PM singer Charmaine Lee makes her Issue Project Room debut solo and in an improvised trio performance featuring id m theft able (voice, objects) and Andrea Pensado (voice, electronics), free

3/9, 9 PM atmospheric, hypnotic guitar soundscaper Scott Helland solo followed at 10 by allusively haunting, minimalist folk noir singer Belle-Skinner at Pete’s 

3/9, 9:30 PM hilarious, savagely cynical, fearlessly political C&W parody band the Great American Country Drifters at Pine Box Rock Shop

3/9, 10 PM sizzling electric bluegrass and C&W with Demolition String Band at Skinny Dennis

3/9, 11 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play oldschool-style soul ballads at the Way Station

3/10, 2 PM Eleonor Bindman and Susan Sobolewski of Duo Vivace play a family-friendly concert including Bernstein’s Overture from Candide and Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $20 adults/$10 kids

3/10, 3 PM violist Elise Frawley leads an ensemble playing a program tba at the 92nd St.Y, free

3/10, 3 PM the Neave Trio play a program of works by women composers: Rebecca Clarke’s Piano Trio; Amy Beach’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150; Cécile Chaminade’s Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 11; and Jennifer Higdon’s Piano Trio at  Madison Presbyterian Church (921 Madison Ave), $25

3/10, 4 PM the Sometime Boys’ riveting, powerful, theatrical frontwoman Sarah Mucho with pianist Elliott Roth at Freddy’s

3/10, 4 PM the Publiquartet play a program TBA at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

3/10, 7 PM spine-tingling, darkly mystical art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop songwriter Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – with similarly haunting pianist Matt Kanelos at Pangea, $20

3/10, 10:30 PM tuneful oldschool soul/jazz trombonist Dave Gibson leads his quintet at Smalls

3/11, 7:30/9:30 PM intense, darkly lyrical Israeli jazz pianist Shai Maestro leads his trio at the Jazz Gallery, $25. He’s back there on 3/20 with brilliant vibraphonist Joel Ross

3/11, 8 PM the NYU01 Orchestra play Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 35, “Haffner”Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 at the NYU Loewe Theatre, 25 W 4th St., free

3/11, 8:30 PM lavish oldschool style New Orleans funk/soul orchestra bandleader Brother Joscephus  at City Winery, $20 standing room vail

3/11, 10:30 PM  fiery alto saxophonist Lucas Pino’s eclectic, dynamic No No Nonet at Smalls

3/12, drinks at 5:30, show at 6 Marilyn Nonken plays piano music of Tristan Murail at the Miller Theatre, free

3/12-16, 8:30/11 PM purist saxophonist Vincent Herring’s History of Jazz – an epic suite spanning classics from the early swing era to the present day – at Birdland, $30 at the bar

3/12, 7:30 PM violinist and composer Megumi Saruhashi with her Middle Eastern ensemble at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Fulton at Washington St., Ft Greene,

3/12, 7:30/9:30 PM the haunting, smokily atmospheric Michael Leonhart Orchestra at the Jazz Standard, $30

3/12-17, 8/10:30 PM soaring, politically relevant, brilliantly purposeful alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon leads his quartet at the Vanguard

3/12-13, 8/10:30 PM perennially vital latin jazz piano sage Eddie Palmieri at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail

3/12-16, 8:30 PM indie classical chamber group Talea Ensemble play with a series of guests at the Stone at the New School, $20. Choice pick: opening night with Gato Loco guitar shredder Lily Maase

3/12, 10:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy‘s Tromboniverse at Smalls

3/13 and 3/19 at 7:30 PM, also 3/15-16 at 8 PM the NY Philharmonic play the Mozart Requiem at Avery Fisher Hall, $34 tix avail

3/13, 9 PM late 80s powerpop heroes Teenage Fanclub at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

3/13, 10 PM the Last Nites play the Pulp Fiction soundtrack; also on the bill: NY horror surf legends the Coffin Daggers at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

3/14, 6 PM  bass trombonist Jennifer Wharton leads her group at Silvana

3/14, 7 PM haunting Mexican jazz and pan-latin singer Magos Herrera teams up with perennially adventurous string quartet Brooklyn Rider at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

3/14, 7:30 PM fiery Portuguese twelve-string guitar sorceress Marta Pereira da Costa at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised. She’s also at Drom a half-hour earlier the next day for $15.

3/14, 7:30/9:30 PM veena virtuoso Saraswathi Ranganathan witih her brother, Ganapathi, on mridangam at the Jazz Gallery, $20

3/14, 7:30 PM rapturous Indian carnatic composer/violinist Arun Ramamurthy with his trio at Symphony Space, $20 for 30 and under

3/14, 8 PM iconic avant garde singer/composer Joan La Barbara‘s Scenes from Dreams of Water Beyond One’s Depth; also, FLUX Quartet violinist Tom Chiu leads his Ensemble Metrix at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

3/14, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players perform works by Valerie Coleman, Yotam Haber, Eric Moe and Ralph Shapey at Merkin Concert Hall, $20

3/14, 8 PM conversational pianist Jeffrey Siegel plays Beethoven Sonatas at Scandinavia House, $25

3/14, 8 PM irrepressible, historically informed, crystalline-voiced folk noir/art-rock/loopmusic songwriter Elisa Flynn at Troost

3/14, 8;30  PM Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Klezmer Ensemble, led by colorful violinist Zoe Aqua at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

3/14, 9:30 PM the haunting, stark, ancient sounds of the Yale Slavic Chorus at the Owl

3/15, 6:30 PM cellist Bryan Hayslett presents a rare portrait concert of obscure/influential avant garde composer Lee Hyla’s chamber works: the piano trio Mother Popcorn Revisited based on a James Brown song; an iconic trio for cello, piano, and percussion titled Dream of Innocent III. Other performers include Tristan McKay and Robert Fleitz (piano), Jess Tsang (percussion), Michiko Theurer and Paul Hauer (violins), and Hannah Levinson (viola) at the Stone at the New School, $20

3/15, 7 PM indie classical ensemble Longleash and mezzo-soprano Lucy Dhegrae play Shawn Jaeger’s Places We Know – a collection for digital piano trio inspired by the soundscapes of urban and rural streams, rivers, and harbors including field recordings from Muscota Marsh (Inwood) Red Hook Channel (Brooklyn), Beargrass Creek (Louisville, KY), Coleman Run (Nerinx, KY), and Chenoweth Run (Louisville, KY), at Arete Gallery, $15

3/15, 7:30 PM Venezuelan percussionists Roberto and Luisito Quintero’s oldschool Salsa Project at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/15, 8 PM the unpredictably fun, funny  art-rock/psychedelic soul band the Academy Blues Project  at Silvana

3/15, 8 PM reggae-rockers Zion80 and wild, hilarious klezmer punks Golem at Drom, $15 adv tix rec 

 3/15, 8 PM the Philadelphia Orchestra play Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 plus Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 at NJPAC in Newark, $30 tix avail

3/15, 8 PM violinist Maya Bennardo and pianist Karl Larson play music of Charles Ives at the Owl

3/15, 8:30 PM haunting Bulgarian singer Biliana Voutchkova with similarly haunting jazz pedal steel virtuoso Susan Alcorn at I-Beam, $15

3/15, 8 PM perennially brilliant low-register reedman Josh Sinton performs his lushly looming, enveloping Krasa contrabass clarinet project at Issue Project Room, $15/$12 stud/srs

3/15, 8 PM purposefully atmospheric guitarist Gyan Riley with drummer David Cossin and bassist Jared Engel at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery, $20. Riley’s here the following night, 3/16 with the amazing, even more atmospheric Arooj Aftab

3/15, 9 PM hypnotically emveloping, atmospheric guitarist/soundscaper Rafiq Bhatia, Ian Chang (electronic and acoustic drums) and Jackson Hill (bass and synthesizers) at the  Kitchen, $25

3/16, 2 PM two of the world’s most lyrical, captivating Indian carnatic violinists, Trina Basu and Anjna Swaminathan “engage together in an improvisational dialogue with an art piece of their choice during a special museum “Art & Music” tour” at the Rubin Museum of Art

3/16, 5:30 PM Alice Jones, flute | Anneke Schaul-Yoder, cello | Derin Öge, piano play works by Beethoven contemporary Louise Farrenc and Michael Fiday at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $15

3/16, 8 PM hypnotically percussive Afro-Honduran sounds with the Garifuna Jazz Ensemble: at Flushing Town hall, $16

3/16, 9 PM amazing, mostly-female, kinetic klezmer/cumbia/cinematic jamband Isle of Klezbos at City Winery, $20 gen adm

3/16, 9 PM hypnotically explosive live bhangra dance band Red Baraat at Bowery Ballroom, $25

3/16, 10 PM ferocious, twin guitar-fueled, Radio Birdman-esque psychedelic punks the Electric Mess  at Hank’s, $10

3/17, 3 PM Benjamin Larsen, cello and Hyungjin Choi, piano​ play works by Grieg, Schumann and Robert Sirota at Concerts on the Slope, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place downhill from 7th Ave, sugg don

3/17, 4 PM sensational, whirlwind nuevo tango bandoneonist and composer JP Jofre at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

3/17, 7 PM veteran Irish crooner Pierce Turner – at one time he was doing a mashup of the Pogues and the Moody Blues – at Joe’s Pub, 25

3/17, 7:30/9 PM oldschool stride sounds: Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet), Ehud Asherie (piano) at Mezzrow, $20

3/17, 9 PM high-voltage psychobilly band the Goddamn Gallows at the Kingsland, $tba

3/18, 9:30 PM jazz group the Atom String Quartet at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

3/19, 7:30 PM Norwegian indie classical group Ensemble Neon perform video and sound pieces by Jan Martin Smørdal, Ane Marthe Holen and Lars Skoglund, plus My Red Red Blood, “an excursion into the sound world of Marina Rosenfeld” at Scandinavia House, free

3/19, 7 PM Kristin Lee, violin & Jeremy Jordan, piano play 20th-century American music from ragtime to today, with a special emphasis on improvisation, with works by George Gershwin (arr. Jasha Heifetz), J.J. Johnson (arr. Jeremy Ajani Jordan), Scott Joplin (arr. Jeremy Ajani Jordan), John Novacek, Kevin Puts, and Jonathan Ragonese at 1 Rivington St. upstairs, $15/$10 stud/srs

3/19, 8 PM pianist Alex Peh collaborates with percussionists Susie Ibarra, Kyaw Kyaw Naing and flautist Claire Chase to perform new Asian-tinged works at Roulette, $18 adv tix rec

3/20, 7 PM Patrick Higgins’ two-movement piano trio Tocsin performed by pianist Vicky Chow, cellists Jay Campbell and Mariel Roberts, employing “subtle mechanical preparations for piano and a unique instrumentation to create a music where the line between piano, cello, and otherworldly source constantly traversed, undermined, and transformed’ at 1 Rivington St. upstairs, $15/$10 stud/srs

3/20, 7 PM cellist Amanda Gookin plays six new works from five female composers — Alex Temple, Shelley Washington, Kamala Sankaram, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, and National Sawdust honcho Paola Prestini  at National Sawdust, $20 adv tix rec

3/20-21, 7:30 PM hard-charging postbop tenor saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins leads his group at Smalls

3/20, 9 PM brilliant noir swing/Romany jazz/latin soul composer and guitarist Jack Martin (ex-Knoxville Girls and Dimestore Dance Band) at Troost

3/20, 9:30 PM subtly psychedelic, dynamic, eclectic Niger desert rock guitarist Bombino and band at the Poisson Rouge, $25 adv rtix rec

3/21, 7 PM the harrowing, immigration-themed multimedia performance Ask Hafiz – the story of Sahar Muradi’s tumultuous journey from a Soviet-ruled Afghanistan to Queens. “Along the way, Sahar, following an age-old practice, asks questions to the book of poetry by Hafiz. The answers are revealed through songs composed and sung by Haleh Liza, dance choreographed and performed by Malini Srinivasan, with music by Adam Maalouf, Trina Basu, Bala Skandan and Rich Stein, at Joe’s Pub

3/21, 7:30 PM the deservedly acclaimed Brooklyn Youth Chorus sing new work by Owen Pallett, joined by Alev Lenz for a set of her songs followed by by similarly lush, enigmatic art-rock/parlor pop band Wye Oak at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

3/21, 8 PM a string-driven thing at Drom:  apocalyptic string quartet Sevensuns, eclectic, funky parlor jazz violinist Mazz Swift’s MazzMuse, Joe Deninzon’s wickedly fun string metal band Stratospheerius and strings-and-percussion crew 2Birds Band, $15 adv tix rec 

 3/21, 8 PM  saxophonist María Grand’s “Music As a User’s Manual” which “Invites the audience to use it as a manual – the manual will offer several things that can be done: scream; meditate; and others” at Roulette, $18 adv tix rec

3/21, 8 PM veteran electric Chicago blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker at City Vineyard, $20

3/21, 8 PM ex-Dylan lead guitarist Larry Campbell with singer Teresa Williams with Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne at City Winery $25 standing rom vail

3/21, 9 PM the kings of macabre British noir doom music, All Them Witches at Bowery Ballroom, $20

3/21, 9 PM wryly retro, period-perfect classic 60s style female-fronted honkytonk band the Bourbon Express at Hank’s, $10

3/22-23, 7:30/9 PM  reliably tuneful postbop piano vet George Cables s solo at Mezzrow, $25

3/22-23, 8 PM brilliantly eclectic vibraphonist Joel Ross with Sergio Tabanico – tenor saxophone; Kanoa Mendenhall – bass; Jeremy Dutton – drums at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery, $20

3/22, 8:30 PM majestic, darkly cinematic surf band the TarantinosNYC. at Freddy’s

3/22, 9:30 PM explosive Boston original Balkan crew Cocek Brass Band at Radegast Hall

3/23, 2 PM the Orchestra of St Luke’s play a composer portrait of Gabriela Lena Frank at Flushing Town Halll, free w/rsvp 

3/23, 3 PM the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra play works by Korngold, Britten, Anna Clyne and Michael Torke at Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 W 181st St, free  

3/23, 7:30 PM terse, purposeful classical Indian raga ambience: Rohan Misra on sarangi with Dibyarka Chatterjee on tabla at the Chhandayan Center For Indian Music, $20 

3/23, 8 PM multi-instrumentalist Dennis Lichtman’s popular western swing band Brain Cloud  and wild female-fronted Russian turbo-folk jammers Romashka  at Flushing Town Hall, $16

3/23. 8 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra play Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony No. 8, the Dvorak Cello Concerto at NJPAC in Newark, $20 tix avail

 3/23, 9 PM psychedelic Pakistani crooner Ali Sethi and His Lahore Band at National Sawdust, $25 adv tix rec

3/24, 2 PM the LA Guitar Quartet play works by Handel, Liszt, Pat Metheny and others at the Town Hall, $17 tix avail

3/24, 4 PM adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel play a program TBA at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

3/24, 5 PM the Manhattan Chamber Players perform works by Mozart, Schumann, and Bruch at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave @ W 183rd St, A train or #1 train (to 181st St) or the M4 bus (to 183rd St), $15/$12 stud/srs

3/24, 8:30 PM catchy, politically fearless soulstress Alice Lee – Nina Simone meets Fiona Apple – at Pete’s

3/25, 7:30 PM darkly glimmering jazz pianist/composer Guy Mintus plays a solo set followed by one with clarinetist Mark Dover at 1 Rivington St. upstairs, $15/$10 stud/srs

3/25, 7:30 PM majestic, slinky cumbia orchestra the Gregorio Uribe Big Band at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $20

3/25, 9:30 PM quirky, smartly lyrical avant cello-rock with the Icebergs at Pete’s

3/26, 7:30 PM violinist Bella Hristova leads an ensemble playing works by Messiaen, Bach, Zwilich and Brahms at Merkin Concert Hall, $10 tix avail

3/26, 7:30 PM the Canadian Guitar Quartet reinvent works  by Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Pouilenc, Ravel and Brahns at the Baruch College auditorium, free, rsvp req 

3/26-27. 8/10:30 PM  iconic bassist Ron Carter leads an ensemble TBA at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail

3/26-30, 8:30 PM epically lyrical alto saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum plays with a series of ensembles at the Stone at the New School, $20. Coice pick: 3/30 with his NY Heiroglyphics

3/27, 7 PM fiercely brilliant guitar twinbill: solos and duels between Ava Mendoza with Wilco’s Nels Cline at National Sawdust, $25 adv tix rec

3/28, 7:30 PM pianist Per Tengstrand with Leland Ko (cello), Hana Mundiya (violin), Noah Pacis (viola), and Soyeong Park (violin) play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major at Scandinavia House, $25

3/28, 7:30 PM singer Min Jin and others perform classical Korean gajok art-songs backed by a chamber ensemble at Merkin Concert Hall, free, res req, limit 2 tix per person

3/28, 8 PM dynamic avant-garde harp luminary Zeena Parkins plays her new improvisational suite Captiva at Roulette, $18 adv tix rec

3/28, 8:30 PM a raucous klezmer dance party with music by Ken Maltz, Lauren Brody, Aaron Alexander at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

3/28, 7:30 PM Iraqi maqam music icon Hamid Al-Saadi with trumpeter Amir ElSaffar’s hypnotic, incisive classical Iraqi music ensemble Safaafir at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/29, 7 PM genre-smashing avant-jazz saxophonist/singer Stephanie Chou and her band play her harrowing jazz suite Comfort Girl, about women forced into sexual slavery under the Japanese in WWII at Joe’s Pub, $15

3/29, 7 PM allstar Indian music collective the Women’s Raga Massive with an especially potent lineup:  Deepal Sanghvi Chodhari (santoor), Roopa Mahadevan (vocals), Roshni Samlal (tabla), and Rajna Swaminathan (mridangam) at the Rubin Museum of Art, $30

 3/29. 7 PM the Latin American Chamber Players perform works by Ravel, Boulanger, Francaix, Roussel and Poulenc at Scholes St. Studios, $20 

 3/29, 7 PM pianist Conor Hanick and Parallax Ensemble play works by Kati Agócs, Balázs Futó, Nicolas Namoradze; Robert Beaser and Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade; and the U.S. premiere of Petrichor, a violin-piano duet based on J.S. Bach by Jocelyn Morlock at 1 Rivington St. upstairs, $15/$10 stud/srs

3/29, 8 PM violin loopmusic artist Joe Kye with percussionist William Catanzaro and pianist Josh Ehrlich at Flushing Town Hlal, $16

3/29, 10 PM Dakha Band mix up north and South African sounds at Club Bonafide, $15

3/30, 8 PM Anda Union play ancient, windswept Mongolian themes at Merkin Concert Hall, $25 tix avail

3/30, 8 PM Appalachian music maven Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters play the album release show for their new one at the Jalopy, $20

3/30, 7:30 PM the Argus Quartet play works by Debussy, Theofanidis, Mendelssohn and Josquin des Prez at Irving Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $16

3/30, 8 PM otherworldly Moroccan mountain jams with downtown NYC types: Bachir & Mustapha Attar of the Master Musicians of Jajouka with Ned Rothenberg, Arrington De Dionysio & Ben Bennett at Roulette, $30/$26 stud/srs

3/30. 8 PM composers and instrumentalists Daniel Fishkin, Cleek Schrey, and Ron Shalom — the U.S.’s only extant daxophone consort – at Issue Project Room, $15/$12 stud/srs “The daxophone is a thin wooden strip played with a bow, created by the German improviser/inventor Hans Reichel in 1987. The instrument’s sound, somewhere between a cello and badger, ranges from furtive gurgles and delicate whistles to wild screams.”

3/30 catchy female-fronted powerpop band Big Eyes – who absolutely nail a late 70s/early 80s CBGB sensibility – play the album release show for their new one at Union Pool 

3/31, noon the annual Queens Overground Jazz Festival, acts TBA at Flushing Town Hall, free, res req

3/31, 2:30 PM the Apple Hill String Quartet play works by Shostakovich, Faure and Michael Kropf at St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, $25/$15 stud/srs

3/31, 4 PM avant garde crooner Theo Bleckmann with Ike Sturm and Jesse Lewis at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

3/31, 8 PM haunting Turkish art-rock guitarist/crooner Ahmet Aslan at Drom, $30 adv tix re

3/31, 7:30 PM new updates on haunting old Middle Eastern sounds: Takht al-Nagham featuring Arab Idol superstar Farrah Yousef, the Tarab Ensemble, and Nano Raies at Roulette, $25 adv tix rec

3/31, 10:30 PM noir-inspired alto saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton  leads his ensemble at Smalls

 4/1-2, 7:3/9:30 PM this era’s most intensely powerful tenor saxophonist/composer, JD Allen leads a quartet with Liberty Ellman on guitar at the Jazz Standard, $30

4/4, 7:30 PM, repeating 4/5 at 8 PM and 4/6 at 2 and 8 PM the NY Philharmonic play works by Beethoven, Bernstein, Stucky ,Wagner and very young composers at Avery Fisher Hall, $5 tix available to NYPD, NYFD, EMT, and NYC city service professionals. 

4/7, 5 PM the Kandinsky Trio perform a lyrical early Beethoven piano trio and then will be joined by clarinetist Jose Garcia Taborda and narrator Patricia Raun for Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave @ W 183rd St, A train or #1 train (to 181st St) or the M4 bus (to 183rd St), $15/$12 stud/srs

5/26, 5 PM pianist Andrea Lam performs Bach, Schumann and Stravinsky at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave @ W 183rd St, A train or #1 train (to 181st St) or the M4 bus (to 183rd St), $15/$12 stud/srs

6/16, 5 PM cellist Angela Lee, with pianist Evelyne Luest play works by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Janáček at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave @ W 183rd St, A train or #1 train (to 181st St) or the M4 bus (to 183rd St), $15/$12 stud/srs

Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for February and March 2018

Free and cheap concerts in just about every neighborhood. If you’re leaving your hood, make sure you check http://www.mta.info for service changes considering how the trains are at night and on the weekend.

Constant updates. If you don’t recognize a venue where a particular act is playing, check the comprehensive, recently updated list of over 200 New York City music venues at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

On select Wednesdays and Sundays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Next up: 2/14 at 7 PM, 2/18 at 4 PM Haydn, Clementi and Chopin. beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

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

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

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

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

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

Wednesdays at 6 PM, irrepressible pianist/singer Champian Fulton – as entertaining a postbop improviser as torch singer – plays at Talde, 8 Erie St. (Bay/1st) in Jersey City, a block and a half from the Grove St. Path station

Wednesdays at 8 in February the Brooklyn Raga Massive – a rotating cast of A-list Indian, jazz and rock musicians who love to jam out classic Indian themes from over the centuries to the present day – play the Jalopy, $15 adv tix at the bar at the main space. Tons of special guests followed by a wild raga jam!

Wednesdays in February, 8 PM the Binky Griptite Orchestra (formerly Sharon Jones’ brilliant oldschool soul backing band) at Threes Brewing Outpost, 113 Franklin St (Greenpoint/Kent Aves) in Greenpoint, free

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

Fridays in February, 7:30 PM tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser leads his band at the Django. Jukebox jazz in a JD Allen vein but not as dark and more straight-ahead/groove-oriented: as postbop party music goes, nobody’s writing better than this guy right now.

Free classical concerts return on Saturdays at 4 PM in March at Bargemusic;  usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles. If you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays in February, 6 PM one of New York’s most eclectic, interesting oudists, Brian Prunka at Barbes. 2/3 and 2/10 with his group Nashaz playing originals; 2/17 in a guitar trio with Ben Gallina and Joe Nero and 2/24 with Sharq Attack, who play haunting Egyptian classics

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

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

Sundays in February, at sometime past noon at Hank’s, Nashville gothic crooner Sean Kershaw‘s legendary honkytonk brunch is back; special guests from his wide circle of NYC Americana acts keep the afternoon going until about 7. It’s just like 1999 again -at least until the bar closes sometime this year.Phil Gammage plays his dark Americana and blues there this month at 6 PM every Sunday this month as well.

2/1, 7 PM intense, fearlessly relevant Middle Eastern clarinetist Kinan Azmeh  leads his haunting Middle Eastern piano trio at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec. Followed by ($25 separate adm) by the album release by similarly intense, more  lavish Middle Eastern/Balkan band the Epichorus

2/1, 7 PM Zlatne Uste, NYC’s first and arguably most deeply authentic, explosive Balkan brass unit at Drom, $10

2/1, 7 PM tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser leads his band at the Fat Cat. Jukebox jazz in a JD Allen vein but not as dark and more straight-ahead/groove-oriented: as postbop party music goes, nobody’s writing better than this guy right now.  Followed a 10 by the great unsung hero of darkly purposeful, noir-tinged jazz guitar, Saul Rubin leading his Zebtet  at the Fat Cat. Rubin is also there on 2/13 at 7

2/1 ,7:30 PM daunting postbop technique and dynamic tunesmithing from saxophonist Carl Bartlett Jr,  leading his quartet at Smalls

2/1, 7:30 PM oldschool-style Liverpool-based soul dude Jalen N’Gonda at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/1, 8 PM kinetic, hard-hitting Raphael Cendo chamber works performed by Vasko Dukovski on contrabass clarinet (!?!?!), percussion and piano quartet Yarn/Wire  and indie classical ensemble Either/Or at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail

2/1, 8 PM solo piano works from German pianist George Graewe; Carman Moore leads the voices, strings ands reeds of Skymusic Ensemble in a program of NY-centric pieces at  Roulette, $15 adv tix rec

2/1, 8:30 PM Innov Gnaw’s Samir LanGus on sintir and vocals with his hypnotic cross-pollinated group at Bar Lunatico

2/1-4, 8:30/10 PM perennially popular sax player Donny McCaslin leads his group with Jason Lindner (piano) Nate Wood (bass) Mark Giuliana (drums) at the Vanguard

2/1, 9 PM intense female-fronted psychedelic groove/funk band Imunuri  at Bar Chord. 2/3 at 0 they play the album release show for their new one at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

2/1, 9:30 PM chanteuse Dor Sagi’s wildly eclectic, elegantly artsy band Sage – who float between enigmatic pastoral jazz-tinged themes, sleek new wave and janglerock – at Sunnyvale, $10

2/1. 10 PM wryly funny, psychedelic covers of 60s Russian pop with the Eastern Blokhedz – who specialize in the catalog of legendary Polish singer Edita Piaha –  at Barbes

2/1, 10 PM intense, haunting Americana/honkytonk singer Ruby Rae at Hank’s

2/1, 10:30 PM charmingly inscrutable Parisienne chanteuse Chloe & the French Heart Jazz Band at the Manderley Bar

2/2, 5:30 PM ethereal folk noir songstress Belle-Skinner – who wrote the chilling ballad John Wayne Gacy Jr. – at the American Folk Art Museum

2/2, 7 PM irrepressible cross-genre violinist/composer Tom Swafford  plays the complete Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano with pianist Emile Blondel; then he joins guitarist/banjoist Benjamin “Baby Copperhead” Lee and bassist Zach Swanson for a set of oldtime country blues and originals in the same vein at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $15

2/2, 7 PM Benjamin Sung, violin plays music by Schnittke, Berio, Maderna; 6 Caprices by Sciarrino followed at 8 by pianist Karl Larson playing dystopic Scott Wollschleger works at Spectrum, $15

2/2, 7 PM spine-tingling art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop songwriter Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – celebrates three consecutive years of her ongoing Pangea residency with special guest singer and LES noir cabaret legend Little Annie Bandez

2/2, 7:30 PM the Queens Symphony Orchestra play Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9; Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, and “music by the Beatles in the Baroque styles of Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, and more,” at Flushing Town Hall, free, get there early

 2/2-3, 7:30/9:30 PM Nicholas Payton – trumpet; Matt Brewer – bass; Justin Brown – drums; plus special guests at the Jazz Gallery, $25

2/2, 7:30 PM edgy, eclectic pan-Mediterranean art-rock/latin/chanson ensemble Banda Magda at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, free, B/D to 167th St.

2/2, 7:30 PM the Mannes Orchestra play Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”;4 songs by Richard Strauss with soloists: Lydia Ciaputa, Isabelle Freeman and Alexa Jarvis; and Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor at Tishman Auditorium, 63 5th Ave., free

2/2, 7:30 PM Juilliard’s Axiom new music ensemble plays Hans Abrahamsen’s season-appropriate Schnee at the Sharp Theatre at Juilliard, free

2/2, 8 PM the debut of Nadja Verena Marcin‘s Ophelia, “an architectural live performance and video sculpture focusing on the human destruction of the biosphere” at Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring St, free

2/2, 8 PM the ambient duo of Stephen Vitiello/Taylor Deupree, pianist Gust Burns and the innovative Rhythm Method String Quartet at Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring St, $15 

2/2, 8 PM fiery garage/powerpop band the Lord Calverts followed by the similarly guitar-fueled female-fronted Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Sidewalk

2/2, 8 PM Syrian bandleader Yousef Shamoun & the Tarab Ensemble play lushly orchestrated Middle Eastern classics by Umm Kulthumm, Hafez and Mohammed Abdel Wahab at the Poisson Rouge, $20 standing room avail.

2/2, 8 PM singer/guitarist Anna R0berts-Gevalt of Anna & Elizabeth, fiddler Dave Bing and banjoist Ben Townsend play rare West Virginia tunes at the Jalopy, dessert included, $10

 2/2, 8 PM wild, explosive, chromatically intense Serbian-style brass music with Cocek Brass Band at Radegast Hall

 2/2-3, 8:30 PM hardworking, perennially tuneful bassist/composer Linda May Han Oh  at the New School’s Glass Box Performance Space, 55 W 13th St, $20

2/2-4, 8:30 PM savagely eclectic guitarist Mary Halvorson leads a series of groups at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: playing selections from John Zorn’s Masada, Book 2 with her quartet on 2/3.

2/2, 9 PM moodily lyrical, politically savvy Irish folk-rocker Niall Connolly at the small room at the Rockwood. He’s also here on 2/23 followed eventually at 11 by lush, intense, artfully orchestrated psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange 

2/2, 10 PM crystalline-voiced noir Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss and her killer band at Hank’s, $8

2/2, 10:30 PM 10:30 PM cutting-edge B3 organ and trombone soul/jazz grooves with the Jared Gold and Dave Gibson Band at the Fat Cat

2/3, 2 and 8 PM, repeating 2/4 at 3 PM the Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires blend music and dance at the Queens Theatre in the Park, $20 seats avail

2/3, 2 PM charming front-porch folk duo Anna & Elizabeth celebrate the Celtic holiday Imbolc at the Irish Arts Center,553 W 51st, $10

 2/3, 4 PM cinematic, psychedelic quirk-pop keyboardist Michael Hearst presents “Curious, Unusual and Extraordinary” songs from his many bands followed eventually at 10 by epic ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

2/3, 4 and 7:30 PM the CCB Reggae Allstars celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec

2/3, 7 PM wryly retro, period-perfect classic 60s style female-fronted honkytonk band the Bourbon Express, legendarily eclectic surf band Tiki Brothers and Brooklyn surf cover crew Band of Others at the Parkside

2/3, 7 PM intense, soaringly lyrical dark Americana songwriter Lara Ewen followed  followed by darkly torchy southwestern gothic/Europolitan songwriter/guitarist Miwa Gemini at at the Way Station

2/3, 7:30 PM sharply lyrical southwestern gothic/Americana songwriter Tom Shaner at Bowery Electric, $8

2/3, 7ish Bobby Radcliff – the rare blues guitarist who plays a ton of notes but doesn’t waste them, sort of a funkier Stevie Ray Vaughan – with his trio at Terra Blues

2/3, 7:30 PM ambitious, smart, noir-inclined tenor saxophonist Patrick Cornelius on saxophone with Harish Raghavan on bass and Mark Ferber on  drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

2/3, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber ensemble Hotel Elefant play music by Kaija Saariaho (Nocturne, Oi kuu) with the New York City premières of new works by Hotel Elefant composers Hannis Brown, Patrick Castillo, Jascha Narveson, Leaha Maria Villarreal, and Kirsten Volness at St. Batholomew’s Church, $25/$15 stud

2/3, 8 PM the hilarious Gerry Segal – who wrote the classic I Love Facebook – and veteran comedic cabaret chanteuse Lois Morton at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20; $12 for subscribers; “More if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away”

2/3, 8 PM Ekmeles and Tilt Brass play Julius Eastman’s work for 10 cellos The Holy Presence of Joan D’Arc and its introspective companion vocal piece Prelude to the Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc at the Kitchen, $25

2/3, 8 PM this era’s most cutting-edge, politically relevant large jazz ensemble, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society play their Ellington-inspired suite Tensile Curves in its entirety at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail

2/3, 8 PM fun, catchy, noisy girlpunk band Sharkmuffin at Union Pool, $12

2/3 8:30 PM pianist Chang Wang plays works by Bach, Beethoven, Dutilleux and Chopin at Paul Hall at Juilliard, free

2/3, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 PM with surfed-up tv themes from Commercial Interruption, at 10 gloomy surfed-up Russian prison songs with the Vivisectors, at 11 jangly New York original surf rock cult heroes the Supertones and at midnight or so fiery rockabilly chanteuse Alix & the Mechanix 

2/3, 10 PM catchy, fun indie soul band Sunshine Nights  at Pine Box Rock Shop

2/3, 10 PM high-v0ltage ghoulabilly with Lynchian chanteuse Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at Skinny Dennis

2/3. 10:30 PM erudite, purist torchy cosmopolitan jazz chanteuse Svetlana & the Delancey 5  at the Django, $15

2/3, 10:30 PM roaring 20s hot jazz with Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers at St. Mazie’s

2/4, 2 PM the annual Super Bolus of improvised music with an allstar lineup: Anaïs Maviel, Andrew Livingston (Piad Guyvessant, thingNY), Angela Morris (Rallidae), Brian McCorkle (Panoply Performance Lab), Carl Testa, Dave Kadden (Invisible Circle), Dave Ruder (thingNY), ellen o, Hans Tammen, and John King at the Glove, 885 Lexington Ave, btwn Patchen Ave & Broadway, J to Kosciuszko $tba

2/4, 3 PM sharply lyrical janglerock/Americana/soul songwriter Matt Keating and guitarist Steve Mayone’s catchy new project the Bastards of Fine Arts at Pete’s

2/4, 3 PM edgy indie classical pianist Niloufar Nourbaksh plays original, politically fearless compositions plus works by Semegen and Kagel at Spectrum, $15

2/4, 4 PM charismatic, politically fearless, historically-inspired oldtime country blues duo Piedmont Bluz  at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10

 2/4, 5 PM Michael Brown (piano), Elena Urioste (violin), and Nicholas Canellakis (cello) perform Fauré and Dvořák piano trios  at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

2/4, 7 PM sensational ex-Klezmatics fiddler Alicia Svigals and pianist Uli Geissendoerfer play the release show for their fascinating new Beregovski Suite –  inspired by the tragic story of the guy who was essentially the Russian Jewish Alan Lomax – at Jpe’s Pub, $20

2/4, 7:30 PM hypnotic, cinematic ambient/noir quintet Suss – guitarist Pat Irwin, Bob Holmes, Gary Leib, Jonathan Gregg and William Garrett at the Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, free, G to 21st/Van Alst

2/4, 8 PM electronic composer Phill Niblock, keyboardist Tim Shaw, and multimedia artist Katherine Liberovskaya at Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring St, $15

]2/5, 7:30 PM the Kronos Quartet joins up-and-coming new music ensemble Face the Music in works by Haber and Ramnath at Merkin Concert Hall, $20

2/5, 8 PM unpredictably fun, funny psychedelic art-rock band the Academy Blues Project  at LIC Bar

2/5, 8 PM conscious Ghanian hip-hop artist Poetic X and pianist Yvette Janine Jackson‘s Destination Freedom at Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring St, $15

2/5, 9 PM sweeping, swinging vibraphonist Behn Gillece leads his quartet at the Fat Cat

2/5, 9:30 PM Dilemastronauta Y Los Sabrosos Cosmicos play their cumbia-inspired stoner dub jams at Barbes

2/6, 7 PM purposeful, uneasy, ferociously smart guitarist Sean Moran’s Sun Tiger trio followed at 9 by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

2/6, 7:30 PM violinist Ben Sutin’s high-voltage, eclectic klezmer jamband Klazz-Ma-Tazz at Club Bonafide, $10

2/6, 8 PM lavish oldschool style New Orleans funk/soul orchestra bandleader Brother Joscephus at City Winery, $20 standing room avail

 2/6, 8:30 PM epic cinemascapes and Bollywood cumbia revelry: atmospheric postrockers Empyrean Atlas, accordionist/sitarist Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock project Bombay Rickey – a launching pad for her spellbinding four-octave voice – and darkly cinematic postrock band the Knells at Littlefield, $15. Bombay Rickey are also at Barbes at 10 on 2/9.

2/6, 8:30 PM Eric Ambel at Rough Trade, $10. Time to put this revered lead guitar monster in the pantheon along with guys like Keith Richards and B.B. King – he’s that good and that diverse. Steve Earle knew that and put him in his band for a long time. 

2/6, 8 PM the Telegraph Quartet play Robert Sirota’s new politically-inspired String Quartet No. 3 plus acerbic quartets by Kirchner and Schoenberg at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $20

 2/6-11, 8:30 PM darkly counterintuitive pianist Sylvie Courvoisier  leads a series of ensembles at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: 2/8 with violinist Mark Feldman

 2/6-11, 8:30/10 PM alto sax icon Miguel Zenón leads his long-running quartet with Luis Perdomo on piano at the Vanguard, $30

2/6, 9 PM oldschool Texas fingerstyle acoustic blues, Romany swing and all sorts of fiery antique styles with fantastic guitarist Noe Socha at Freddy’s

2/6, 9 PM irrepressible multi-instrumentalist Joanna Sternberg wearing her front-porch folk guitarist hat at Sunny’s

2/6, 9:30 PM quirky, smartly lyrical avant chamber pop with the Icebergs at Sidewalk. 2/27, 8:30 they’re at Pete’s 

2/6, 10:30 PM “comedy night” with eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette‘s band at the Django. Not as ridiculous as it seems because he’s actually a great wit if not a FB comedy “star” 

2/6, 10:30 PM state-of-the-art postbop guitarist Will Bernard leads his trio at Korzo

2/6. 10:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy leads his  quintet at Smalls. He’s also there on 2/27

 2/7, noon French oboist Olivier Stankiewicz with pianist Jonathan Ware play works by Poulenc, Dorati, Saint-Saens and Sancan at the Morgan Library $20 incl museum adm

2/7, 7:30 PM guitarist/songwriter Alicyn Yaffee -the rare artist who successfully bridges the gap between lyrically-fueled chamber pop and jazz –  and her group at the Bar Next Door

2/7, 7:30/9:30 PM inspired, cutting-edge trombonist/composer Ryan Keberle’s Suite Ravel quartet with Frank Woeste – piano; Erik Friedlander – cello; Adam Cruz – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $25

2/7, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

2/7, 8 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play haunting underground Greek  revolutionary anthems and hash-smoking songs from the 20s and 30s at Troost. 2/16 at 8:30 they’re  at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts.

2/7, 7:30 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester followed by darkly hypnotic postrock/art-rock supergroup Heroes of Toolik with Moppa Elliott on bass, omfg at Spectrum, $15

2/7,  8 PM Kara Rooney’s But for What’s My Axis? Part 2. Desire, Brian Chase‘s Drums and Drones and Ursula Scherrer at Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring St, $15

2/8-9, 7 PM spectacular, fearlessly relevant singer and Bombay Rickey frontwoman Kamala Sankaram’s multimedia work in progress Looking At You, examining the sinister growth of the surveillance state at Bric Arts, $8 adv tix highly rec

 2/8, 7 PM the record release concert for guitarist Matteo Liberatore‘s “SOLOS ” with an allstar cast feat. Matteo Liberatore, Elliott Sharp, Steve Dalachisky, Carlo Costa at Spectrum, $15

2/8, 7:30/9:30 PM vibraphonist Sasha Berliner with Maria Grand – tenor saxophone; Chris McCarthy – piano ; Ben Tiberio – bass; Mareike Wiening – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15

2/8, 7:30 PM bluegrass/newgrass mandolin star Sierra Hull featuring Ethan Jodziewicz and Eddie Barbash at Joe’s Pub, $22

2/8, 7:30 PM repeating 2/10 at 8 the NY Philharmonic play Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony plus the Britten Piano Concerto and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis at Avery Fisher Hall, $32 tix avail 

2/8, 8 PM plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

2/8, 8 PM amazing Thai psychedelic jamband Drunken Foreigner Band at Holo, $10

2/8, 7:30 PM multi-stylistic global avant-soul chanteuse Imani Uzuri at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/8, 8 PM mesmerizing sound sculptor/singer Lesley Flanigan, composer/performers Jacob KirkegaardTristan Perich and Katinka Fogh Vindelev at Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring St, $15

2/8, 8 PM awesome psychedelic Afrobeat band Golden Dawn Arkestra at Elsewhere, $12

2/8, 8 PM hard-hitting, brass-fueled newschool latin soul/boogaloo dance band Spanglish Fly play the album release show for their new one followed by 60s boogaloo legend Joe Bataan at Highline Ballroom, $20

2/8, 8:30 PM spellbinding Indian carnatic string jamband Karavika at the Jalopy, $10 adv tix rec

2/8, 10 PM intense gutter blues band Jane Lee Hooker play the album release show for their new one at the Cutting Room, $12

2/8, 10 PM fiery oldtimey string band the Four O’Clock Flowers at Sunny’s

2/9, 7 PM haunting Middle Eastern guitarist/bouzouki player Ayman Fanous with Tomas Ulrich (cello) & Mark Feldman (violin); at 8 he plays with Jason Kao Hwang (viola), Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds), Willam Parker (bass) & Michael Wimberly (percussion) and at 9 with Kali Z. Fasteau (reeds) and guests at Jack, $25 to benefit the Arthur Ashe Foundation

2/9, 7 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Archduke Overture plus Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony at Symphony Space, $25/$18 stud/srs

 2/9, 7 PM haunting noir cabaret pioneer Little Annie & Botanica piano mastermind Paul Wallfisch at Pangea, $20. They’re also here on 2/11

2/9, 7:30 PM pianist Eliza Garth performs new alternately shimmery and kinetic  works by composers Sheree Clement and Perry Goldstein at the Tenri Institute, 43 W 13th St.., $20/$10 std/srs

2/9, 7:30/9:30 PM drummer Rodney Green leads his quartet at the Cave at St. George’s, 209 E. 16th St (east of 3rd Ave), $15

2/9, 7:30 PM powerful Malian songstress Awa Sangho and the Brooklyn Raga Massive take classical Indian themes to wild new places at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/9, 7:30 PM all-female chamber choir Lorelei Ensemble sing works by Guillaume Du Fay, David Lang, Scott Ordway, Peter Gilbert, Joshua Bornfield, Shawn Kirchner, Joshua Shank, Adam Jacob Simon and Moira Smiley at Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St., $25

2/9, 8 PM energetic acoustic Veracruz-style folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at Guadalupe Inn

2/9, 8 PM Buenos Aires bandoneonista Matilde Vitullo followed at 10 by accordionist/sitarist Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock project Bombay Rickey – a launching pad for her spellbinding four-octave voice – at Barbes

 2/9. 9 PM Palehound – who blend eerie, lyrical new wave with hypnotic motorik vintage Wire-style postpunk – at Brooklyn Bazaar, $15

2/9, 9ish catchy, enigmatic female-fronted dreampop band Loosie at the Owl, $10. 2/25 at 10 they’re at C’Mon Everybody, same price

2/9, 9:30 PM Ava Luna plays Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire De Melody Nelson at Joe’s Pub, $20. Could be really cool or could be a trainwreck…

2/9, 10 PM the hauntingly kinetic, cinematic Ghost Funk Orchestra at the Gutter, $5

2/9, 10:30 PM acoustic punkgrass band Big High Hills at Freddy’s 

2/10, 3 PM intense, charismatic singer Sami Stevens’ oldschool soul group at the small room at the Rockwood

2/10, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet, a stately wind ensemble who reinvent Satie material as well as obscurities by his contemporaries folllowed at 8 by art-song stylist Karen Mantler and at 10 by Yotoco, the “bastard child of Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra playing a melange of salsa, Afro-Cuban rumba, boleros, and cumbia” at Barbes

2/10, 4 PM this era’s most spellbinding oldschool country singer, Laura Cantrell at Pete’s 2/19, 8:30 PM she’s at City Vineyard for $15

2/10. 7:15ish dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues.

2/10. 7:30 PM pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin plays works by Liszt, Debussy and Samuel Feinberg at Irving HS Auditorium, 17th/Irving Place, $14

2/10, 8 PM singer Lara Solnicki backed by a killer band – Marta Sanchez, piano; Roman Filiu,alto sax; Rick Rosato, bass; Rodrigo Recabarren, drums at the Cell Theatre, $15/$10 stud/sr

2/10, 8 PM acerbic, spot-on, fearlessly funny political folksinger Rod MacDonald at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20; $12 for subscribers; “More if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away”

2/10, 9 PM slinky, oud-fueled Middle Eastern/Nile Delta dance orchestra Alsarah & the Nubatones at C’Mon Everybody, $12

 2/10, 9:30 PM creepy lo-fi horror-folk band Lucky Witch & the Righteous Ghost at Sidewalk

2/10, 10 PM bass sax monster Stefan Zeniuk does double duty, first with his punk mambo band the NY Fowl Harmonic  followed by his larger, intense, intricately orchestrated, low register-loving psycho mambo crew Gato Loco at Hank’s, $7

2/10, 10 PM oldschool psychedelic soul/groove band Empire Beats at  the Way Station. 2/14 at 9 they’re at Hill Country

2/11, 2 PM pianist Kirill Gerstein plays works by Schumann, Bach, Debussy and Chopin at the Town Hall, $14 tix avail

2/11, 3 PM a Charles Wuorinen 80th bday tribute by the composer’s champions Steven Beck, Alan Feinberg, Marilyn Nonken, Ursula Oppens, and Jeffrey Swann at the NYU Loewe Theatre, 35 W 4th St, free

2/11, 3 PM the NY Choral Society perform Sir Charles Stanford’s Songs of the Fleet, Op. 117, featuring baritone Jarrett Ott, Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, plus the East Coast premiere of Frank Ticheli’s Symphony No. 3, The Shore at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $30 seats avail

2/11, 4 PM Ensemble Leonarda – Susan Hahn Graham, flute; Claire Smith Bermingham violin; Sarah Stone cello; Nancy Kito, harpsichord. – play works by Czech composers Biber, Benda, Tuma, & Zelenka at the French Church du St. Esprit, 109 E. 60th Street (betw. Lex. & Park Ave), $20/$15 stud/srs

2/11, 7 PM a mighty thirty-something piece ensemble plays new big band and orchestral works by trumpeter Matt Holman at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

2/11, 8 PM metalpunks Sharptooth, metalcore crew Stray From the Path and political punk vets Anti-Flag at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

 2/11. 8 PM intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay  and Sharq Attack with Marandi Hostetter, 5 string violin; Brian Prunka, oud; John Murchison, double bass and Philip Mayer, percussion jamming out classic Middle Eastern themes at the Owl, $10

2/11, 8 PM fearlessly populist LA folk-punks Las Cafeteras and  noir mambo powerhouse Orkesta Mendoza at B.B. King’s, $25 adv ti rec

2/11, 8 PM the Sono Auros Trio with flutist Lucian Rinando, cellist Samuel Magill and harpist extraordinaire Mélanie Genin at the Cell Theatre, free

2/11, 8:30 PM a wild klezmer night with Josh Waletsky, Deborah Strauss & fiddler Jake Shulman-Ment at the Jalopy, $15

2/12, 7:30 PM lush, majestic string ensemble the East Coast Chamber Orchestra play works by Dvořák and Shostakovich as well as the New York Premiere of Derek Bermel’s Murmurations at Music Mondays, Advent Church, northwest corner of 93rd and Broadway, free 

2/12, 7:30 PM the Chosen Vale Trio – trumpeters Sandy Coffin, Erika Izaguirre, and Annie Lemieux – play the world premiere of  Scottish trumpeter/composer John Wallace’s “Spontaneous Combustion: A Trilogy for 3 Brass and Keyboard,” at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 122 W. 69th St.  $10

2/12, 8/10 PM  ageless, perennially hard-hitting jazz piano sage and ex-Coltrane bandmate McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail. He’s also here on the 26th.

2/12, 8 PM the NYU Chamber Ensemble plays Missy Mazzoli’s Still Life with Avalanche and other contemporary works at the NYU Loewe Theatre, 35 W 4th St, free

 2/12, 9:30 PM psychedelic cumbia band Los Cumpleanos – new wave synths & retro organ sounds with effect-laden trombone and trumpet as well as a three piece percussion section – at Barbes

2/12, 10 PM no idea who’s playing but could be fun: music from Twin Peaks: The Return live at LIC Bar

2/13, half past noon organist Roman Krasnovsky plays a program TBA at Central Synagogue, 54th/Lex, free

2/13, 5:30 PM drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the Mivos Quartet plays works by their members: Marisol Jimenez, Jeffrey Mumford, and Victor Lowrie’s Streya for violin solo  at the Miller Theatre, free

2/13, 6 PM an acoustic jam followed by an acoustic set by Eugene Hütz and Sergey Ryabtsev of Gogol Bordello along with performance by klezmer legend Frank London & Deep Singh, Bulgarian sax titan Yuri Yunakov, accordion wizard Yuri Lemeshev, oudist Avram Pengas and probably others at Mehanata in celebration of the iconic Bulgarian bar’s unlikely 20th anniversary, $20, first 200 through the door get a free Mehanata 20th anniversary t-shirt

 2/13, 7:30 PM the San Francisco Girls Chorus sing works from their album by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa, John Zorn, Carla Kihlstedt, Matthew Welch, and Theo Bleckmann at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

2/13, 7:30 PM legendary downtown performance artist Penny Arcade’s scathingly anti-gentrification memoir/call to arms Longing Lasts Longer at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/13, 8 PM the all-female Resistance Revival Chorus sing anti-trumpie broadsides with special guests at the Knitting Factory, $15, all proceeds to their fave pro-immigrant groups. Special superstar guests are likely. 

 2/13-18, 8:30/10 PM state-of-the-art large jazz ensemble the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra play a week on their home turf, $30

2/13-18, 8:30 PM legendary klezmer/Balkan trumpeter Frank London leads a series of ensembles at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: 2/17 with LES Elegy 5: Fuck Gentrification (Tribute to Lester Bowie) with Edward Arrocha aka Eak the Geek (poet) Jaimie Branch (trumpet) Vincent Chancey (horn) Brian Drye, Josh Roseman (trombones) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Newman Baker (drums) Marcus Rojas (tuba)

2/13. 8:30 PM captivating, darkly tuneful  pianist Shai Maestro leads his trio at Shapeshifter Lab at Shapeshifter Lab, $12

2/13, 9:30 PM the Bronx Conexion play their mighty salsa big band jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

2/14, 6 PM santoorist Vinay Desai with table player Tejas Tope at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

2/14, 6 PM dark parlor-pop pianist/songwriter Juliet Strong at the small room at the Rockwood

2/14, 7:30 PM dark psychedelic soundtrack legends Morricone Youth with special guest, haunting noir singer Karla Rose on vocals at Nighthawk Cinema in Williamsburg is sold out. Bummer!

2/14, 8 PM Melissa & the Mannequins play all their lusciously tuneful, heartbroken janglerock songs at LIC Bar

2/14, 10 PM fiery, deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band at Sunny’s – a cool anti-Valentines night out

2/15-16, 7:30.9:30 PM intense pianist Gerald Clayton  with Joel Ross – vibraphone; Matt Brewer – bass; Obed Calvaire – drums; Gabo Lugo – percussion at the Jazz Standard, $30

2/15, 7:30 PM Tito Puente Jr. and many alums from his dad’s band at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/15, 8 PM intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay  at Barbes

 2/15, 8:30 PM the socially conscious Paul Jones on saxophone with Tim Thorton on bass and Colin Stranahan on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

2/15, 8:30 PM sensational Indian classical violinist/improviser Arun Ramamurthy ’s Unstruck Sound drone project at the Jalopy, $10 adv tix rec

2/15, 9 PM a klezmer dance party with chanteuse Sarah Myerson, Lauren Brody, Aaron Alexander & a special surprise guest at Funky Joe’s, 455 W.56th St, $15

2/15, 9:45 PM excellent, darkly jangly psychedelic band Oberon Rose at the Gutter, $5 

2/15. 10:30 PM explosive, creepy, colorful psychedelic rembetiko metal band Greek Judas at Hank’s 

 2/16, 6:30 PM elegant, sharply lyrical parlor pop stylist Heather Eatman at the American Folk Art Museum

2/16, 7 PM Whitney George’s chamber ensemble plays George’s Chasing Light and new works by New York based composers at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, reception to follow, $15/$10 stud/srs

2/16, 7 PM the Ariel Winds with pianist Tania Tachkova play an all-French program including works by Rameau – Vier Stuke, Jacques Ibert, Georges Auric, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Pierné, and Francis Poulenc at Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 W 108th St (off of Broadway), free

2/16, 7:15 PM cinematic guitarist Demir Demirkan plays the album release show for his ferocious, politically-inspired new one at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

2/16, 7:30/9:30 PM haunting, epic, tunefully individualistic pianist/composer Fabian Almazan’s epic Alcanza septet at the Jazz Galley, $25

2/16, 8 PM the sleek, new wave-influenced Wye Oak, and Metropolis Ensemble play William Brittelle’s song cycle Spiritual America featuring Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Ben Cassorla (guitar) at Symphony Space, $25, $20 under 30

2/16, 8 PM an unclassifiable trio of adventurous violinists at the Owl, $10: the ambient-inclined Zosha Warpeha, the Israeli Gaya Feldheim-Schorr & the carnatically-inspired Ashni

2/16, 8 PM 178 Product play their slinky, psychedelic latin soul jams followed bybass goddess Felice Rosser’s ageless reggae-rock-groove band Faith at Rose Gold, 96 Morgan Ave, Bushwick, L to Morgan Ave, $10

2/16, 8 PM jugband music with the charming, all-female Queens of Everything Crisco Dreams, the Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues – who do an awesome, slyly funny evocation of the Memphis Jug Band – and the Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band at the Jalopy, $12

2/16, 8 PM  rustic Brazilian jungle guitar sounds with Regional de NY followed at 10 by the intoxicatingly clattering, sintir bass lute fueled Moroccan trance grooves of Innov Gnawa at Barbes

2/16, 9 PM lush, atmospheric female-fronted art-rock/postrock/soul band Votive Crown at Club Bonafide, $10

2/16, 9ish excellent female-fronted metal-tinged 80s style powerpop band Bat Fangs at Union Pool 

 2/16, 9 PM luminous, astonishingly eclectic, wickedly tuneful cello-rock badass Serena Jost at Pete’s

2/16, 9 PM hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes at Bar Chord

2/16, 9ish exotic vibraphone surf rock band the Vibro-jets – a Sea Devils spinoff – at Troost. 

2/16, 11 PM the darkly eclectic, enigmatic Lorraine Leckie  – equally adept at Slavic and Americana noir and dark cabaret – at Sidewalk

2/16. 11:30 PM cleverly lyrical, murderously witty murder ballad/chamber pop allstars Charming Disaster at Pine Box Rock Shop

  2/17, 2 PM everybody’s welcome to join in a community spiritual singalong at St. George’s Church, on Stuyvesant Park, 7 Rutherford Place between 16th and 17th Sts, east of Third Ave.

2/17, 4 PM trumpeter Ben Holmes and  clarinetist Michael Winograd play their haunting, occasionally wild new klezmer tunes  followed at 6 by oudist Brian Prunka taking a rare turn on guitar leading a jazz trio, at 8 by art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation playing witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics  and then at 10 by psychedelic latin bandleader Zemog El Galle Bueno at Barbes

2/17, 7 PM zydeco road warriors the Lost Bayou Ramblers at National Sawdust, $15 adv tix rec

2/17, 7:30 PM torchy, oldschool fadista Sofia Ribiero’s trio at Club Bonafide, $20

2/17, 7:30 PM all-star septet collective ECCE play an Italian/American-themed program comprising Clara Iannotta’s Limun, Salvatore Sciarrino’s Tre Notturni Brillanti, and the New York premiere of Angelus Novus,  a new monodrama by ECCE’s John Aylward at the DiMenna Center,$20/$10 stud/srs 

2/17, 8 PM high-voltage psychedelic cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem – whose latest album takes a detour toward Caribbean and African sounds – at C’Mon Everybody, $12

2/17, 8 PM jugband music with Washboard Slim & the Blue Lights, thDirdy Birdies Jug Band, eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug AddictsSwampgrass Jug Band and at midnight Fatboy Wilson & Old Viejo Bones at the Jalopy, $12

 2/17, 8:30 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at Bar Lunatico

2/17, 9 PM the Crown Heights Saxophone Quartet play a program TBA at Spectrum, $15

 2/17, 11 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers  at Sidewalk. 2/21, 7 PM they are at Arlene’s for $8

2/17 Aleppo, Syrian music master Muhammad Qadri Dala at Alwan for the Arts is sold out

 2/18, 3 PM adventurous organist Renee Anne Louprette plays works by Bach, De Grigny, Boulanger and Maurice Duruflé  from her new album at St. Ignatius Church, 980 Park Ave at 84th, $25, reception to follow

 2/18, 4 PM percussionist Ian Rosenbaum, violinist Emily Daggett Smith and cellist/composer Andrea Casarrubios play works by Osvaldo Golijov, Andy Akiho, and Casarrubios herself –  the world premiere of Liberty Rose Weeping – at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

2/18, 4 PM trailblazing pipa goddess and singer Min Xiao-Fen and guitarist Rez Abbasi create a live score to the 1934 Chinese silent film The Goddess at  Roulette, $15 adv tix rec

2/18, 4 PM pianist Steven Masi plays the seventh concert in his eight-part Beethoven sonata cycle  at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

2/18, 7 PM the New Thread Saxophone Quartet play a program TBA at Spectrum, $15

2/18, 8 PM art-song and excerpts from a new opera, a “Brechtian take on a detective story” by Changing Modes’ mastermind Wendy Griffiths plus Thomas Addison, Faye-Ellen Silverman, Carolyn Lord and David Tcimpidis at the New School’s Arnholt Hall auditorium, 1st floor, 55 W 13th St., free

2/19, 7 PM first-rate purist honkytonk crooner/bandleader Clifford Westfall at the small room at the Rockwood

2/19, 8ish edgy, improvisationally-inclined microtonal string ensemble the Sirius Quartet , the electroacoustic Cenk Ergun/Jason Treuting/Jeff Snyder trio, and So Percussion at Brooklyn Bound, 20 Grand Ave. #205 (Park/Flushing), Ft. Greene, F to Jay St and about a 15 minute walk, $10 https://www.siriusquartet.com/

2/19, 9:30 PM ex-Chicha Libre keyboard sorcerer Josh Camp’s wryly psychedelic cumbia/tropicalia/dub band Locobeach at Barbes

2/20, 7 PM Eleonore Biezunski (violin, vocals), Ilya Shneyveys (accordion) and Jake Shulman-Ment (violin) playing haunting old klezmer tunes followed at 9 by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

2/20, 7 PM classical guitarist Dan Lippel performs works by Ingram Marshall, Fausto Romitelli, Reiko Fueting, Ursula Mamlok, Martin Bresnick, Chris Rogerson and a world premiere by Ryan Harper at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec, show up early for free kettle corn!

2/20, 7:30 PM fiery alto saxophonist Lucas Pino’s twin-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls

2/20-21, 8 PM Joe Diebes’ new chamber opera Oyster – inspired by Alan Lomax’s “cantometrics “system of analyzing and categorizing songs from around the world – featuring John Rose, Christina Campanella, Michael Chinworth, and Saori Tsukada at Roulette, $20 adv rix rec

2/20, 10 PM  brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

2/20, 11 PM pastoral gothic accordion art-rock with Sam Reider & the Human Hands at the small room at the Rockwood

 2/21 ,6 PM Middle Eastern jazz sorcery with Tom Chess on oud and percussionist Shane Shanahan at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

2/21, 7 PM the NY New Music Ensemble play new works by Brazilian composers  Alexandre Lunsqui, Flo Menezes, and Silvio Ferraz at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave, free 

 2/21, 7 PM singer/percussionist Sandy Cressman with Vitor Gonçalves on piano and accordion, Flavio Lira on bass, Vanderlei Pereira on drums and trombonist daughter Natalie Cressman at Zinc Bar 

2/21, 7:30 PM Talea Ensemble play Luigi Nono’s “La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura” for violin and 8-channel electronics at the Italian Academy at Columbia, 1161 Amsterdam Ave south of 118th, free

2/21,  7:30 PM a rare bass-fronted large jazz ensemble (just like Mingus), the Ross Kratter Jazz Orchestra at Club Bonafide, $15

2/21, 8 PM gonzo postbop pianist Dred Scott leads his trio at Mezzrow, $20. They’re also here on 2/28

2/21, 9 PM Nik & the Central Plains – excellent dark Americana/Nashville gothic band in need of a strong lead singer – at LIC Bar 

2/22, 7:30 PM this era’s most interesting voice in retro Britrock and glam-inspired art-rock, Edward Rogers and his killer band and twelve-string guitar legend Marty Willson-Piper of the Church at the Cutting Room, $20

 2/22, 7:30/9:30 PM pianist Theo Walentiny leads a septet with Adam O’Farrill on trumpet at the Jazz Gallery, $1

2/22, 7:30 PM the Harlem Quartet perform Piston: Quartet No. 3; Debussy: Quartet in G minor; Guido López Gavilán: Guaguanco at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/22, 7:30 PM fiery, ambitious pan-slavic violinist/composer Iva Bittova at the Jewish Museum, $18 incl museum adm

2/22, 8 PM hauntingly innovative cellist Erik Friedlander solo at Russ & Daughters, Houston and Allen Sts., free

2/22, 8  PM haphazardly careening, occasionally theatrical dreampop/noiserockers Gold Dime  and artsy, edgy, catchily enigmatic 90s indie favorites Rainer Maria at Elsewhere, $21 (yup not $20)

2/22, 8 PM guitarist Raimundo Santander and drummer Rodrigo Recabarren’s Chilean jazz band Pergrinios at Barbes

2/22, 9 PM check out this awesome klezmer lineup: Frank London, Michael Winograd, Zevy Zions, Joanna Sternberg, Aaron Alexander at Funky Joe’s, 455 W.56th St, $15

2/23, 3 PM intricately orchestrated, low register-loving psycho mambo crew Gato Loco somewhere at the School of Visual Arts, 209 E 23rd St

2/23, 5:30 PM low-key, thoughtful oldtime country blues guitarist Jon LaDeau at the American Folk Art Museum

 2/23, 7:30 PM irrepressibly theatrical parlor pop pianist Greta Gertler Gold‘s Une Parisienne in New York at Dixon Place, free. 2/28 at 8 she’s at Barbes doing her poignant, occasionally quirky art-rock songs

2/23-24, 7:30/9:30 PM enigmatic parlor rock/jazz singer Becca Stevens solo and with special guests at the Jazz Galley, $25

2/23, 7:30 PM Estonian artists Sten Heinoja (piano) and Theodor Sink (cello) play works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Piazzolla, Eller,Tüür at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 122 W. 69th St. free

2/23, 8 PM dark 90s psychedelic pop faves the Dandy Warhols at Highline Ballroom, $23 adv tix rec. They’re also at Warsaw on 2/25 at 9 for $5 more (in advance – tix at the Mercury)

2/23, 8 PM Resident Alien with Ali Sethi on vocals, Sunny Jain on drumset/dhol, Grey Mcmurray on guitar and keyboards, and Elenna Canlas on keyboards. play immigration-inspired grooves at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

2/23, 8 PM overtone-spiced works by Tashi Wada performed by cellist Charles Curtis, bassoonist Dafne Vicente-Sandoval and keyboardist Julia Holter at the San Damiano Mission, $20

2/23, 8 PM popular purist postbop saxophonist Eric Alexander leas his quartet at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 stud/srs, 13-19 free w/ID

2/23, 8 PM guitarslinger Phil Gammage plays his dark Americana and blues  at Sidewalk

2/23, 8:30 PM Brooklyn surf cover crew Band of Others, the percussively self-explanatory Bongo Surf, and the majestic, cinematic TarantinosNYC  at Freddy’s 

2/23, 10 PM this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

2/23, 10 PM creepy Laurel Canyon art-rock/psych-folk/dark Americana band Quicksilver Daydream  at Pine Box Rock Shop

2/23, 10 PM drummer Dan Pugach leads his nonet with the explosive Nicole Zuraitis on the mic at 55 Bar

2/23-24, 10:30 PM up-and-coming postbop tenor saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins leads his quintet at Smalls

2/23, 11 PM inscrutable avant jazz singer Renata Ziegeur plays the album release show for her new one at Union Pool, $12

2/24, 2 PM ageless North African jazz sage Randy Weston plays the album release show for his brand-new solo piano record at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, free

 2/24, 3 PM pianist Sarah Sherman, violinist Anne Marie Bermont and cellist Luke Krafka play Bach Inventions and the Rachmaninoff Cello Concerto at Scholes St; Studios, $15

2/24, 7 PM Patti Smith lead guitarist Lenny Kaye and hilariously acerbic, perennially relevant purist Americana songwriter Amy Rigby playing the album release show for her new one at El Cortez, $tba

2/24, 7 PM Unheard-of Ensemble play works by Meg Schedel, Erin Rogers, Reiko Fueting, Nickitas Demos, and Michael Lanci among others  at Spectrum $15

2/24. 7:30 PM rising star cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan plays works by Schumann, Brahms, Albeniz Tsinadze and Massenet at Irving HS Auditorium, 17th/Irving Place, $14

 2/24, 8 PM NY Polyphony sing Tallis’ Lamentations at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, $30 seats avail 

2/24, 10 PM wild, noisy, genuinely Hendrixian virtuoso lead guitarist Viva DeConcini and her band at the Way Station.

 2/24-25, 10 PM one of NYC’s original urban country dudes, Alex Battles plays his annual Johnny Cash bday tribute at Littlefield, $10

2/25, 3 PM the North/South Chamber Orchestra performs new works by Josh Henderson and Ching-chu Hu. Soprano Elizabeth Farnum joins the ensemble for a repeat performance of David Maves’ setting of John Donne’s The Captive at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 122 W. 69th St. free

2/25,  7 PM smart purist oldtime blues/Americana resonator guitarist Zeke Healy & intense, eclectic violist Karen Waltuch make wild psychedelia out of classic Americana folk themes followed at 9:30  by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

2/25, 7 PM velvety noir jazz singer (and Tickled Pinks member) Stephanie Layton’s impressively eclectic torch/swing jazz band Eden Lane at Caffe Vivaldi

2/25, 9 PM the irrepressible Ellia Bisker’s explosive Balkan/New Orleans flavored Funkrust Brass Band followed by explosive, creepy, colorful psychedelic rembetiko metal band Greek Judas at Starr Bar in Bushwick

2/25, 10:30 PM noir-inspired alto saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads leads a quartet at Smalls 

2/26, 9:30 PM singer Carolina Oliveros’ mighty 13-piece Afro-Colombian  trance/dance choir Bulla en el Barrio at Barbes

 2/26, 11 PM the diversely rippling NY Electric Piano at the small room at the Rockwood 

 2/27. 7:30/9;30 PM drummer Adam Nussbaum’s Leadbelly Project – reinvented jazz versions of oldtime blues classics – at the Jazz Standard, $25

2/27, 8 PM perennially soulful, tuneful organist/pianist Amina Claudine Myers solo on piano at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, f $10

2/27, 8 PM singer “Amirtha Kidambi‘s Yajna, a solo vocal ritual, a sacrifice to the metaphoric sacred fire to purge the dark energies of this era” at Roulette, $15 adv tix rec.

2/27, 8 PM fearlessly haunting, dynamic, charismatic Romany/Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan at Union Pool, $13

2/27-3/3 8:30 PM ambitious, lustrous trumpeter/composer Jonathan Finlayson leads a series of ensembles at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: opening night with his sextet

2/27, 9 PM blues guitarist Will Scott – who can play just about any style from all over the country  at Sunny’s

2/27, 9 PM dancehall pioneer Big Youth – Jamaica’s bestselling reggae artist of the 70s – at B.B. King’s

2/27, 9 PM cinematic Quincy Jones-style B3 gutbucket organ jazz with Underground System’s Colin Brown and his band at Freddy’s

2/27, 9PM edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Bar Chord

2/28, 6 PM psychedelically machinegunning hammered dulcimer virtuoso Max ZT solo at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

2/28, 7 PM Blagomira Lipari, violin; Katinka Kleijn, cello and Ani Gogova, piano play works by Piazzolla, Shostakovich, Vladigerov and others at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St, free, res req 

 2/28-3/1, 7:30/9:30 PM cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum leads a wild string band: Tomeka Reid – cello; Stomu Takeishi – electric bass ; Ken Filiano – acoustic bass; Tomas Fujiwara – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

2/28, 7:30 PM  bassist Xavier Foley plays works by Bach, Sperger, Franck and his own compositions at Merkin Concert Hall, $10 seats avail

2/28, 7:30 PM the NY Philharmonic with Jaap van Zweden on the podium plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with Yuja Wang as soloist and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 at Avery Fisher Hall, the show repeats on 3/1 at 7:30 and 3/2-3 at 8.

2/28, 8 PM the Trump Beatles – who do hilarious political satire set to classic Fab Four tunes – at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

2/28, 8 PM “indie classical piano/percussion ensemble Bearthoven teams up with Shelley Washington, Kristina Wolfe, Adam Roberts, Scott Wollschleger to perform new works for modern anxieties” at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec.

2/28, 8:30 PM alt-country pioneer and brilliant guitarist Robbie Fulks at City Vineyard, $15

2/28, 8 PM slinky psychedelic Americana rockers American String Conspiracy  at Silvana

 2/28 10:30 PM adventurous, individualistic postbop jazz organist Jared Gold leads his trio at Smalls

3/1, 7:30 PM the Ladies Day Jazz Quartet – MJ Territo – vocals; Linda Presgrave – piano; Iris Ornig – bass; and Barbara Merjan – drums – play material by women jazz composers including Mary Lou Williams, Marian McPartland, Peggy Lee, Abbey Lincoln, Patricia Barber,  at Club Bonafide,$tba. That’s a hell of a rhythm section.  

3/2, 5:30 PM irrepressible multi-instrumentalist Joanna Sternberg does her charming, oldschool Americana songwriter thing at the American Folk Art Museum

3/2, 7 PM violist Aundrey Mitchell & pianist Tim McCullough trace the development of viola music from the classical era to the mid 20th century with a program tba at Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 W 108th St (off of Broadway), free

3/2, 9:30 PM intricately orchestrated, low register-loving psycho mambo crew Gato Loco and searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka at Brooklyn Bazaar, $10

3/3,  2 PM artist Julie Klear leads a “protest animal” workshop for children: “kids are invited to create their own animal and choose an emotion, a protest, and to voice an opinion,” at FIAF Tinker Auditorium, 55 E 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenue), free w/rsvp  

3/3, 7 PM jazz sax icon Miguel Zenón, with Bang on a Can clarinetist Evan Ziporyn lead an ensemble playing a benefit for Puerto Rico at Silberman School of Social Work Auditorium, 2180 Third Ave, $20

3/3, 8 PM bassist Mark Wade leads his lyrical piano trio at Club Bonafide, $15

3/4, 2:30 PM the Apple Hill String Quartet play a program TBA at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Ave at 51st, $25/$15 stud/srs

3/5, 7:30 PM the Manhattan Chamber Players with guest cellist Marcy Rosen perform Schubert’s Quartettsatz plus string quartets by Mozart and Brahms at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 W. 65th St., $20, students/kids free

3/8, 7:30 PM genre-smashing avant-jazz saxophonist/singer Stephanie Chou with Andy Li on erhu and viola and Kenny Wollesen on drums at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/9, 10 PM duskily  Leonard Cohen-influenced janglers the Low Anthem at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

3/12-14, 8/10 PM  ageless, perennially hard-hitting jazz piano sage and ex-Coltrane bandmate McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

3/13, 8 PM the North/South Chamber Orchestra play Robert Martin’s Wind Quintets at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 122 W. 69th St. free

3/14, 7 PM Colin Stokes, cello and Sophie Zhang, piano play works by Goleminov, Stravinsky, Poulenc and Bridge at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St, free, res req 

3/14, 8 PM the darkly eclectic, enigmatic Lorraine Leckie  – equally adept at Slavic and Americana noir and dark cabaret – plays the album release show for her wildly psychedelic new album Live at Mercury Lounge at…the Mercury, where else, $tba

3/15-18, 8/10 PM ageless jazz drum legend Roy Haynes celebrate his 93rd bday at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail

3/16, 5:30 PM multi-instrumentalist Bassam Saba & guests from the NY Arabic Orchestra play a kid-friendly introduction to the magical microtone of the Middle East for zgess 4-up at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, 972 Fifth Avenue (at 79th Street), free

3/16, 7:30 PM perennially vital latin jazz piano sage Eddie Palmieri at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/17, 1 PM a “Poetry as Protest” workshop for kids with Amélie Gaulier: “kids are encouraged to create their own slogan, protest poster, catchphrase, or mantra,” at FIAF Tinker Auditorium, 55 E 59th St

3/17, 8 PM haunting, dynamic oudist Simon Shaheen’s Qantara with special guest group the Qantara Berklee Ensemble play iconic themes from Arabic cinema across the decades at Roulette, $30

3/22, 7 PM a sax summit: the PRISM Quartet, Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Tim Ries, and Miguel Zenón, wow, at Symphony Space, $23/$15 srs/$8 stud

3/22, 7:30 PM the Heath Quartet play Haydn: Quartet in C major, Op. 74, No. 1; Tchaikovsky: Quartet No. 1 at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/22, 9 PM noisy, shambling 90s Britrock nostalgia: the Wedding Present at the Bell House, $20 adv tix rec

3/23, 7:30 PM haunting, edgy Middle Eastern jazz pianist Tarek Yamani at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/26, 7:30 PM the Brentano Quartet play works by Haydn, Brahms and Steven Hartke at Music Mondays, Advent Church, northwest corner of 93rd and Broadway, free

3/27, 8 PM Courtney Marie Andrews – who’s gone in a refreshingly purist Melba Montgomery-ish 70s C&W/soul direction – at the Mercury, $12

3/28, 7:30 PM Elissa Cassini, violin + Roy Amotz, flute play Gervasoni reinventions of Bach at the Italian Academy at Columbia, 1161 Amsterdam Ave south of 118th, free

3/29, 7:30 PM Portuguese fado-jazz crooner/guitarist António Zambujo at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

4/2, 7:30 PM eclectic Bay Area vocal jazz sextet Jazz-Ology at Club Bonafide, $2o 

4/8. 10 PM hard-hitting, brass-fueled newschool latin soul/boogaloo dance band Spanglish Fly at Bembe, 81 S 6th St, Williamsburg

4/18, 7:30 PM Seth Parker Woods, cello, with Ashleigh Gordon, viola play a world premiere by Giorgio Nett and works by Claudio Gabriele, Matthias Pintscher, and Giacinto Scelsi at the Italian Academy at Columbia, 1161 Amsterdam Ave south of 118th, free

4/27, 8 PM a rare NYC appearance by Afghani rubab lute virtuoso Homayoun Sakhi at Roulette, $30

4/28, 8 PM epic sitarist Ustad Shahid Parvez at Roulette, $30

4/29, 7 PM Hossein Omoumi, virtuoso of the Persian ney flute, makes a rare NY appearance joined by evocative vocalist Jessika Kenney, Amir Koushkani on setar and tar lutes, and Hamin Honari  on tombak and percussion at Roulette, $30

Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for February and March 2017

Constant updates: you might want to bookmark this page and check back every so often. If you don’t recognize a venue where a particular act is playing, check the comprehensive, recently updated list of over 200 New York City music venues at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

On select Thursdays and Sundays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Up next: Bartok, Haydn, Brahms and Chopin, 2/22 at 7 PM and 2/26 at 4.. Sugg don $10 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location. Upcoming dates: Wednesdays at 7: Mar 22,  Apr 19 , May 17,  June 21, and Sundays at 4:   Mar 26,  Apr 23,  May 21,  June 25.

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

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

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

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

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

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

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

Also Mondays in February Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting at 10:30 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with frequent special guests.

Tuesdays in February, 10 PM the great unsung hero of darkly purposeful, noir-tinged jazz guitar, Saul Rubin‘s Zebtet at the Fat Cat

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

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

Wednesdays at 8-ish, amazing, psychedelic instrumentalists Sandcatchers – who blend cinematic, pastoral Americana and Middle Eastern themes – at Cheryl’s Restaurant, 236 Underhill Ave. (Eastern Pkwy/Lincoln Pl.) in Ft. Greene. Closest train is actually the 2/3 to Brooklyn Museum.

Wednesdays at 8 the Brooklyn Raga Massive – a rotating cast of A-list Indian, jazz and rock musicians who love to jam out classic Indian themes from over the centuries to the present day – play Art Cafe, 884 Pacific St.(at Washington Ave) in Brooklyn, $15; closest train is the 2 to Bergen St.

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 February, 11ish darkly rustic danceable Brazilian rainforest folk (and John Zorn covers) with Forro in the Dark at Nublu 151

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

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

Saturday Feb 24, reverting to weekly Saturdays at 4 PM  beginning in March at Bargemusic there are impromptu free classical concerts, usually solo piano or small chamber ensembles: if you get lucky, you’ll catch pyrotechnic violinist/music director Mark Peskanov and/or the many members of his circle. Early arrival advised.

Saturdays in February, 6 PM eclectic, vivid jazz cellist/singer Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy at Barbes

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

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

Sundays in February at sometime past noon at Hank’s, Nashville gothic crooner Sean Kershaw‘s legendary honkytonk brunch is back! It’s just like 1999 again!

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

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

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

2/1, 6 PM works for two kotos played by Masayo Ishigure + Kyoko Kurokawa at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

2/1, 7:30 PM the purposefully intertwining postbop Melissa Aldana / Glenn Zaleski Sextet at the Jazz Gallery, $22

2/1, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

2/1, 8 PM enigmatic, synthy, propulsive new wave act Decorum at the Silent Barn, $10

2/1, 8:30 PM tuneful, thoughtful, lyrical Colombian pianist and composer Carolina Calvache at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

2/1, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Troost

2/1, 9 PM first-class honkytonk cover band Scotch Bonnet play a ACLU benefit at 11th St. Bar

2/1 Gill Landry at Bowery Ballroom is sold out

2/2, 7 PM labyrinthine Nordic noir guitar and bass themes with Skúli Sverrisson at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec. Followed at 11 (separate $30 adv tix adm) by vibraphonist Nikara Warren (Kenny Barron’s granddaughter) and her group paying tribute to the survivors of the Greenwood, Oklahoma lynchings.

2/2, 7 PM pianist Brian Marsella’s tuneful, first-rate original postbop jazz sextet the Flail at the Fat Cat

2/2, 7:30 PM ethereally rustic sounds: “post-Americana” chamber rock ensemble Briars of North America followed by Late Bloomers’ Tommy Crane playing to projections by Tracy Maurice at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/2, 7:30 PM, repeating on 2/4 at 8 and 2/7 at 730 the NY Phil with soloist with Kirill Gerstein play Tschaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto & Manfred Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail

2/1, 9:30 PM Conscience Collective – a strikingly tuneful large-ish improvising ensemble – at Shapeshifter Lab, $8

2/1, 10:30 PM cutting-edge B3 jazz organist Jared Gold leads his trio at Smalls

2/2, 7 PM labyrinthine Nordic noir guitar and bass themes with Skúli Sverrisson at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec. Followed at 11 (separate $30 adv tix adm) by vibraphonist Nikara Warren (Kenny Barron’s granddaughter) and her group paying tribute to the survivors of the Greenwood, Oklahoma lynchings.

2/2, 7 PM André Laplante performs piano sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven alongside music of Liszt and Ravel. at Symphony Space, $15

2/2, 8 PM dark, charismatic, mischievously witty art-rock keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez  followed at 10 by by dark urbane Romany song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and her band at Barbes

2/2, 8 PM  luminous, soulful pan-Latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuña with Pablo Vergara on piano at Mezzrow, $20

2/2, 8ish downtown guitar hero Elliott Sharp and fellow Stone legend, multi-reedist Doug Wieselman play intriguing, colorful solos & duos at the Owl, $10

2/2, 8 PM Richard Carrick conducts Either/Or in an all-Beat Furrer program of postminimalism at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail

2/2, 8:30 PM a characteristically propulsive klezmer dance party with T-Klez (w/Dena Ressler, Pesachya Septimus & David Licht)  at the Jalopy, $15

2/2, 8:30 PM long-running 90s alt-country favorites Rusty Truck at Hill Country, free

2/2, 9 PM darkly eclectic latin jazz/noir cabaret pianist/singer Cristina Morrison at Guadalupe Inn, $10 

2/2, 9 PM  incisive, darkly tuneful latin jazz pianist Aruan Ortiz leads his Trio at Bar Lunatico, $10. They’re also here on 2/16

2/2, 9 PM darkly eclectic latin jazz/noir cabaret pianist/singer Cristina Morrison at Guadalupe Inn, $10

2/2, 9 PM smart, cleverly lyrical original swing chanteuse/songwriter/trombonist Emily Asher’s Garden Party at at Radegast Hall. They’re also here on 2/28

2/2, 9:30 PM hauntingly phantasmagorical art-rock/noir cabaret pianist/singer Anana Kaye at Sidewalk

2/2,  10:30 PM unfailingly tuneful tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser leads a quintet at Smalls

2/3, 5:30 PM wild, spiraling, rare rustic minor-key Polesian klezmer dances and grooves with Litvakus  with special guest Sasha Lurje at the American Folk Art Museum

2/3, 7 PM magically lustrous indie classical choir the Crossing with Taylor Levine and James Moore, electric guitars play “Ted Hearne’s exploration of the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision. Hearne lifts texts from Jena Osman’s Corporate Relations, a collection of poems that follows the historical trajectory of corporate personhood in the United States. The five movements combine language taken from landmark Supreme Court Cases with words from ventriloquism textbooks “ no joke and a good time, at National Sawdust $25 adv tix rec

2/3-4, 7 PM popular lyrical pianist Bill Charlap plays solo piano at Mezzrow, $25

2/3, 7:30 PM slinky, carnivalesque Romany/Mediterranean band Dodo Orchestra at Club Bonafide, $15

2/3, 8 PM the magically haunting, soaring, eclectic all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Maxwell’s, $10

2/3. 8 PM intense, eclectic klezmer/jazz/hip-hop violinist Benjamin Sutin and saxophonist Elijah Shiffer lead their respective groups at Scholes St. Studios

2/3, 8 PM Lakeside Lounge garage supergroup Los Dudes, NJ garage rock cult faves the Gripweeds and the current edition of legendary 80s LA powerpop band the Plimsouls at Bowery Electric, $10

2/3, 8:30ish steel pan wizard Jonathan Scales’ Fourchestra followed by Middle Eastern-inspired microtonal guitar god Dave Fiuczynski’s Kif at Drom, $12 adv tix rec

2/3-5, 9 PM Tredici Bacci – whose specialty is original psychedelic instrumentals inspired by Italian film soundtracks – at the Stone, $20. First and last night they’re doing their own stuff, on 2/4 they’re doing classic Morricone and Nino Rota themes and Thin Lizzy ?!?

2/3. 9 PM Middle Eastern-flavored psychedelic jams with Spaghetti Eastern Music at Silvana

2/3, 10 PM this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

2/3, 10 PM worst segue of the year but two Americana acts worth seeing: jugband legend Peter Stampfel and ferociously populist Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires – the Alabama highway rock version of the Clash – at the Knitting Factory, $15

2/3, 10 PM awesomely abrasive noise/drone band York Factory Complaint at Alphaville, $8

2/3, 10:30 PM female-fronted power trio Castle Black – who rampage between acidic Bush Tetras postpunk, stoner metal and more straight-up, sardonic punk at Lucky 13 Saloon in Gowanus

2/3, midnight Mimi Oz – a real kitchen-sink songwriter with soul and rock and darker sounds and an omnipresent sense of humor – followed by lush, intense, artfully orchestrated psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange at the small room at the Rockwood. Aunt Ange are also at the Mercury on 2/19 at 10:30 PM for $8, which is actually a better bargain.

2/4, 4 PM quirkily cinematic, psychedelic, family-friendly instrumentalists Songs for Extraordinary People followed at 6  by eclectic, vivid jazz cellist/singer Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavythen at 8 by the wildly fun, hypnotic Brooklyn Raga Massive All-Stars then at 10 by stormy Mexican ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

2/4, 7:30 PM Marja Kaisla, piano; Domenic Salerni, violin;  Benjamin Larsen, cello   play original works plus material by Ke-chao Chen, Kaila and Dvorak at Concerts on the Slope, St. John’s Episcopal Church 139 St. John’s Place downhill from 7th Ave

2/4, 7:30 PM the mesmerizing, eclectic Min Xiao-Fen – pipa, sanxian, ruan, voice, sound effects; Satoshi Takeishi – percussion and electronics plus WORKS: Michel Gentile – flute; Daniel Kelly – piano; Rob Garcia – drumsat the Brookliyn Conservatory of Music, $15

2/4, 8/10 PM  hard-hitting, brass-fueled newschool latin soul/boogaloo dance band Spanglish Fly at SOB’s, $10 av tix recs

2/4, 8 PM the Crown Heights Saxophone Quartet followed by the Stratus String Quartet at Scholes St. Studios

2/4, 8 PM Colibri – violinist Evelyn Petcher and pianist Hannah Mindeman – play Shostakovich’s Opus 134 plus Debussy violin-piano sonatas at the DiMenna Center, sugg don

2/4, 8 PM the Ureuk Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 and the Tschaikovsky Violin Concerto with soloist Kyung Sun Lee at Merkin Concert Hall, $25 tix avail

2/4, 8 PM the Budapest Festival Orchestra perform the First and Fifth Symphony in an all-Beethoven program, plus pianist Richard Goode playing Piano Concerto No. 2 at NJPAC in Newark, $24 tix avail, kids free

2/4, 8PM purist jazz pianist Marcus Roberts leads his trio at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail

2/4 Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 with the Obsidians, at 10 the savagely Link Wray-inspired Howlin Thurstons, at 11 the purist reverbtoned Strange but Surf, and finally the monstrously creepy, awesome Inframen sometime after midnight.

2/4, 9 PM catchy, anthemic, charismatic folk noir band Thee Shambels – sort of the missing link between Nick Cave and the Pogues – followed by darkly torchy southwestern gothic/Europolitan songwriter/guitarist Miwa Gemini at Postmark Cafe, 326 6th St. north of 4th Ave in Park Slope, free

2/4, 9 PM ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10

2/4, 9 PM in reverse order at American Beauty: psychedelic funk band Kwame Binea Shakedown, roots reggae with Judah Tribe and tectonically shifting improvisational soundscapes with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, $15

2/4, 9 PM first-call postbop tenor sax player John Ellis’ Double Wide at Bar Lunatico, $10. They’re also here on 2/18

2/4, 9:30 PM concise, tuneful jazz pianist Marta Sanchez leads a quintet at the Cell Theatre, $15

2/4, 10 PM careening, savage electric blues guitarist Jeremy Bar-Ilan at Arlene’s, $10

2/4, 11 PM wryly lyrical urban country pioneer Alex Battles & the Whiskey Rebellion celebrate six years of Freddy’s Bar at the current location

2/4 the Bush Tetras at Bowery Electric are sold out

2/5, 1 (one) PM a wild bunch of first-class improvisers from the Gold Bolus scene join forces in variously noisy collaborations: Anaïs Maviel, Angela Morris (Rallidae), Anne Rhodes (Broadcloth), Carl Testa, Daniel Levine (Knuckleball), Dave Ruder, ellen o, Erin Rogers (thingNY), Joe White, Lisa Dowling (kills to kisses), Matthew D. Gantt, Sam Sowyrda, at Footlight Bar, 465 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, $8 

2/5, 2 PM LES outsider jazz hero Willie Klein channels Woody Guthrie with his acoustic songs for troubled times at Mayflower Bar, 132 Greene Ave in Ft. Greene, free

2/5, 2 PM pianist Alexander Melnikov plays Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme by Chopin, Op. 22 and Variations on a Theme by Corelli, Op. 42 [;is Debussy: Preludes for Piano, Book 2 at the Town Hall, $15 tix avail

2/5, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Sibelius – Swan of Tuonela;† R. Strauss – Don Jua; Debussy – Rhapsody; Ravel – Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow

2/5, 4 PM pianist Steven Masi plays Beeethoven sonatas at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

2/5, 4 PM  Italienisches Liederbuch — a collection of 46 lieder by composer Hugo Wolf (1860-1903), sung by Jesse Blumberg, baritone, Donna Breitzer, mezzo-soprano with Grant Wenaus, piano at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $20/$10 stud/srs

2/5, 5 PM intense, lyrical, smartly Waits/Dylanesque Americana songwriter Pete Lanctot with superb violinist Ginger Dolden at LIC Bar

2/5, 7 PM superbly counterintuitive drummer/composer Vinnie Sperrazza leads Apocryphal with Loren Stillman­ alto saxophone; Brandon Seabrook­ guitar; Eivind Opsvik­, bass followed at 9:30 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

2/5, 8 PM bracingly atmospheric art-rock guitarist Samara Lubelski at Union Pool, $15

2/5, 11 PM the darkly eclectic Merrymaker’s Orchestrina – who veer from catchy jangle uneasy cinematics to fullscale noir rock at Leftfield

2/6, 7 PM Allen Lewis Rickman directs a brand-new English version of Isaac Zolotarevsky’s ribald 1910 Yiddish play Money, Love, and Shame! starring Everett Quinton and Samantha Maurice.“Not for the weak of heart, it’s a wild ride with a group of dysfunctional Jewish immigrants. Though considered “shund” or “trash” by critics, it was one of the most popular and most often produced plays on the Yiddish stage.” At the Center for Jewish Culture, 15 W 16th St., $15/$10 stud/srs.

2/6, 8 PM performance artist Anya Liftig at the PPL Space, 104 Meserole St. in Bushwick, sugg don. This is the woman who made out with a cactus – for a long time. You can watch it on youtube if you have the nerve. Scary/powerful stuff. She also does somewhat more lighthearted things with food.

2/6, 8 PM the mighty 180-voice New York Choral Society sing Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem with soloists Vanessa Vasquez, soprano, Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano, Zach Borichevsky, tenor, and Sava Vemic, bass. at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall , $30 tix avail

2/6-7, 8.10:30 PM ageless, perennially hard-hitting jazz piano sage and ex-Coltrane bandmate McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail

2/6, 9:30 PM Level 5 play catchy, funky organ/guitar grooves, part vintage Meters, part JBs, with a psychedelic edge at the Bitter End. 2/20, 10 PM they’re at the small room at the Rockwood 

2/6, 10 PM explosive, theatrical, phantasmagorical indie/metal band A Deer A Horse at St. Vitus, free

2/6 10:30 PM JD Allen Trio – this era’s most important, and purposeful, and darkly intelligent tenor sax group – at Smalls

2/6, midnight noir piano jazz with the Dred Scott Trio back at their old spot, the small room at the Rockwood They’re here again on 2/26

2/7, 7 PM guitarist Jonathan Goldberger’s excellent, uneasy, Indian and Middle Eastern-tinged pastoral guitar jazz trio Surface to Air followed by explosive, wryly eclectic, Ellington/hip-hop influenced Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

2/7, 7 PM the Manhattan Chamber Players revisit the heartbroken year of 1877 through Gabriel Faure’s music at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix avail

2/7 7:30/9:30 PM A-list avant crooner Theo Bleckmann leads his Elegy Quintet with Ben Monder – guitar; Shai Maestro – keyboard; Chris Tordini – bass; John Hollenbeck – drums at the Jazz Standard, $25

2/7, 7:30 PM the up-and-doing Verona Quartet performs works by Beethoven, Ravel, and a world premiere by Michael Gilbertson at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

2/7, 8 PM roaring 20s hot jazz with Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers at Radegast Hall

2/7-12 9 PM perennially tuneful, improvisational pianist Kris Davis leads a series of groups at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: 2/8 with mysterious, fearlessly relevant pan-Asian singer Jen Shyu

2/7-12, 9/11 PM the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra play a weeklong stand on their home turf featuring compositions by their founder Thad Jones, leaders Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely and others from their massive catalog of of over 300 tunes, $30

2/7, 9 PM edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Freddy’s

2/7, 9 PM conscious dancehall reggae star Anthony B – who still wants to burn down Babylon – at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec

2/7, 9:30 PM the fascinating, tuneful Giacomo Merega plays solo bass at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

2/7, 10 PM majestic, cinematic surf instrumentalists the TarantinosNYC  at the Knitting Factory, $10

2/7, 10ish psychedelic, atmospheric downtown postpunk supergroup Heroes of Toolik at the Silent Barn, $10

2/7, 10:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls

2/8, 7:30 PM amazing, eckectically kinetic Tunisian oudist/singer Dhaffer Yousef at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix avail

2/8, 8ish crystalline-voiced noir Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss leads an all-star cast – Heather Eatman, Freddie Stevenson, Adam Rubenstein, John Brodeur, Jon Crider, Bird of Youth, John Wray, Hilary Downes, Cliff Westfall and others – singing a Leonard Cohen tribute at Hifi Bar

2/8, 8 PM gamelanesque downtown percussion icon Susie Ibarra‘s lustrously string-driven Dreamtime Ensemble at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

2/8 8:30 PM a short set fom brilliantly eclectic, cinematic cellist Emily Hope Price followed at 9 by ethereally enchanting art-folk autoharpist/singer Elizabeth Devlin,at Sidewalk

2/8, 11:30 PM intense art-funk/psychedelic soul chanteuse Imani Uzuri at Brownsville Recreation Center in Brownsville Playground, 1555 Linden Boulevard (Christopher/Mother Gaston), East New York, free, 4/5 to New Lots Ave

2/9,  7 PM soaringly explosive jazz composer/torch singer Nicole Zuraitis at 55 Bar

2/9 7:30 PM, repeating 2/10-11 at 8 Semyon Bychkov conducts the NY Phil playing Tschaikovskiy’s Pathetique Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail

2/9, 7:30 PM, the New Orford String Quartet play R. Murray Schafer: String Quartet No. 1; Beethoven: String Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3 (“Razumovsky”) at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/9, 7:30 PM colorful drummer Aaron Alexander leads his Klez Messengers, with clarinet god Michael Winograd and the similarly pyrotechnic Patrick Farrell on accordion at the Jalopy, $15

2/9, 8 PM wild, intense, frequently satirical newgrass/oldtimey hellraisers the Dustbowl Revival at Union Pool, $15

2/9, 8 PM pianist Jihee Heo‘s lustrous, lush Passion Septet at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

2/9, 8 PM deep-space solo guitar epics with David Grubbs at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn, $10

2/9, 8 PM plush singer Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies Barbes

2/9, 8 PM intense, brilliantly lyrical, fearlessly political 1950s style original folk/blues singer Joshua Garcia at Caffe Vivaldi

2/9, 8:30 PM ethereal chamber pop songwriter/pianist Neha opens for the broodingly compelling, Elliott Smith-influenced Emily Mure at the third stage at the Rockwood, $15

2/9, 9 PM  hot 20s swing with trumpeter Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast Hall

2/9, 9 PM wild, noisy, genuinely Hendrixian virtuoso lead guitarist Viva DeConcini and her band at the Way Station. She’s also there on 2/18 at 10

2/9, 10 PM ferociously catchy. fearlessly populiat ska-punk/latin rock band Outernational at Bowery Electric, $8

2/9, 10 PM unstoppably edgy, deservedly iconic, witty downtown guitarist  Marc Ribot  at Sunny’s. He’s also here on 2/23

2/9, 10:30 PM noir-inspired alto saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads his group at Smalls

2/9, 11 PM guitarslinger Mallory Feuer’s fiery power trio the Grasping Straws – sort of a mashup of Patti Smith and Hole’s first album – at Muchmore’s, $5

2/9, 11 PM high-voltage circus rock/Balkan brass monsters This Way to the Egress at Mehanata, free. Then they rush up to at the small room at the Rockwood for a midnight show

2/10, 6 PM  tuneful original delta blues and acoustic Americana from Jon LaDeau at the American Folk Art Museum

2/10, 6 PM crystalline-voiced, noir-tinged third-stream jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter and her band at 55 Bar

2/10, 6;30 PM jazz, oldtime folk and other material performed by an allstar band including jazz piano luminaries Bennett Paster and Deidre Rodman Struck and bassist Jim Whitney, M Shanghai String Band’s Philippa Thompson and many others plus guest drummer Scott Neumann at PS 130 Upper School Auditorium, 713 Caton Ave at E 7th St, Windsor Terrace; F to Ft. Hamilton Pkwy; Admission free, all donations benefit the PS 130 PTA

2/10, 7:30 PM short sets by high plainst gothic songstress, Karen Dahlstrom, art-rock pianist Greta Gertler, soaring cello rocker Serena Jost, Gato Loco low-register sax powerhouse Stefan Zeniuk, powerpop guitar genius Pete Galub, hypnotic art-rock pianist Matt Kanelos, folk noir piano songwriter Juliet Strong, jazz pianists Brittany Anjoy and Deidre Struck and maybe others at Greenwood Church, 461 6th St. (chapel entrance on 7th btw 5th/6th sts, Park Slope, $10 all proceeds to C.H.I/P.S, B/D/Q to 7th Ave

2/10, 7:30 PMsweeping, swinging vibraphone jazz with Behn Gillece and his quartet at Smalls

2/10, 7:30/9:30 PM pianist David Virelles leads his quartet with Roman Filiu on alto at the Jazz Gallery, $22

2/10, 8 PM  RighteousGIRLS – pianist Erika Dohi and flutist Gina Izzo – and cellist Jillian Blythe’s Love Every Note presents an anti-Valentine’s Day show with a program including Ravel’s Duo Sonata for Violin and Cello pllus works by Andy Akiho, Todd Reynolds and others at the Firehouse Space, $10

2/10, 8 PM pianist Thomas Sauer plays Joseph Haydn: Sonata in C major, H. XVI: 48 (1789); Hans Abrahamsen: Selections from Ten Studies for Piano (1984-1998); Stephen Hartke: Sonata for Solo Piano (1998;  Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111 (1821-22)at the New School auditorium at 66 W 12th St., free

2/10, 8:30 PM vicious noiserock jamband the the Skull Practitioners– led by Steve Wynn sparring partner/genius guitarist Jason Victor at Matchless, $8

2/10, 8:30 PM Anti-Social Music drinks alone with works by performs a set of solo pieces written by Patrick Castillo, Ty Citerman, Max Duykers, Andrea La Rose, Pat Muchmore, Ed RosenBerg and Charlie Waters. Performers include Ty Citerman (guitar), Domenica Fossati (flute), Steven Gosling (piano), Mihai Marica (cello), Pat Muchmore (cello), and Ed RosenBerg (reeds).followed by Josh Sinton‘s horn trio at I-Beam, $15

2/10, 9 PM enigmatic latin jazz singer Linda Briceno at Pine Box Rock Shop

2/10, 9 PM guitar mastermind Danny Weiss’ and magical Americana singer Mary Olive Smith’s soulful retro bluegrass band Stillhouse Serenade at the Jalopy, $10

2/10, 9 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play their torchy oldschool soul and groove music followed by blue-eyed soul guy Ernest Ernie & the Sincerities at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec

2/10, 10 PM jaunty Hawaiian swing sounds with King Isto’s Tropical String Bandat Sunny’s. They’re also here on 2/16

2/10. 10:30 PM catchy, irresistibly fun female-fronted oldschool rocksteady/roots reggae band the Big Takeover at the big room at the Rockwood

2/10 11 PM awesomely unhinged horror surf/hotrod instrumentalists the Mad Doctors at the Gutter, $5

2/11, 10 AM (in the morning) a family-friendly interactive concert/jazz workshop for all ages by haunting oldtime gospel/blues/jazz group Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence at PS 130 Upper School Auditorium, 713 Caton Ave at E 7th St, Windsor Terrace; F to Ft. Hamilton Pkwy; Admission free, all donations benefit the PS 130 PTA

2/11, 1 PM the opening of the new exhiibit Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom. Titled Weeksville: Transforming Community/In Pursuit Of Freedom, exploring the origins of one of the first free black communities in the country. Plus tours of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses, a screening of “Digging For Black Pride” which chronicles the community centered archaeological dig of 1968, a family arts workshop, and BRIC’s “Black TV Matters”, a screening of community produced shorts that portray various facets of Black American life. At 2 pm, a deep listening session and discussion of oral histories collected as part of BHS’s Voices of Crown Heights public history project. at Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Ave at St. Marks, Crown Heights, A/C to Utica Ave, free

2/11, 3 PM the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass Underground Horns at Radegast Hall. 2/24 they’re at Nublu 151 at around 10

2/11, 6 PM amazingly eclectic cellist and brilliant songwriter Marika Hughes  followed by badass resonator guitarist and delta blues/oldtime hillbilly music maven Mamie Minch  and then otherworldly Tuvan throat-singing group Alash,

2/11, 7 PM up-and-coming chamber music trio Longleash with guest violist Anne Lanzilotti perform works by Scandinavian composers Saariaho, Abrahamsen and Thorvaldsdottir paired with Americans Wollschleger and Marshall at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave (37/38), $20

2/11, 7 PM lush string-driven Indian classical ensemble Akshara featuring powerhouse musicians Arun Ramamurthy, Dave Eggar and Kabilan Jeganathan perform along with dancers Sonali Skandan, Sahana Sridhar, Aishwarya Madhav and Janani Comar at Salaam Bombay, 319 Greenwich St at Reade, $25/$18 Seniors and Students/children under 12 free, 1 train to Chambers

2/11,7:30 PM incomparable country/jazz/janglerock icon Amy Allison with Lee Feldman on piano at Dixon Place. Briliant new material! Devastatingly funny between-song banter!

2/11, 7;30 PM powerhouse flamenco guitarist Javier Limon explores the roots of the style at Merkin Concert Hall, $25 tix avail

2/11, 7:30 PM the great unsung hero of darkly purposeful, noir-tinged jazz guitar, Saul Rubin‘ leads his Zeb Trio at Smalls

2/11, 7:30/9 PM Brooklyn’s own purist up-and-coming jazz chanteuse (and Gil Scott-Heron reinterpreter) Charenee Wade and her combo at Ginny’s Suppper Club, $20

2/11, 8 PM fiery southwestern gothic-inflected jazz guitarist Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio at Greenwich House Music School, $15/$12 stud/srs

2/11, 8 PM short sets from sardonically funny Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego – solo on piano – andMac McCarty of folk noir band Abraham’s River at Sidewalk

2/11, 8 PM the Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble play a fantastic program of string quartets: Shostakovich – String Quartet no. 8, Rosciszewski – *String Quartets nos. 1 & 2 (world premieres); Gorecki – String Quartet no. 2 at the Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building “A”$15 

2/11, 8 PM Lauren Alfano-Ishida and Rachel Alexander play music for voice & violin by Blacher – Hovhannes – Vaughan-Williams –Villa-Lobos, at the DiMenna Center, $20

2/11, 8:30 PM pianist Yoon Sun Choi‘s Owls At Night trio followed by brilliantly cinematic, kinetic violinist Dana Lyn ‘s pssychedelic, ecolotically themed Mother Octopus quartet at I-Beam, $15

2/11, 9 PM intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Mehanata, $10

2/11, 9 PM fiery flamenco jazz with the James Labrosse Collective followed at 10 by oldschool psychedelic soul/groove band Empire Beats

2/11, 8ish intense, charismatic, fearlessly populist art-soul crooner/songwriter Chocolate Genius at the Owl, $10

2/11, 9 PM lyrical, soaring alt-country multi-instrumentalist/bandleader Alana Amram& the Rough Gems at Union Pool, $10

2/12, 2 PM elegant, atmospheric art-rock violinist/songwriter Concetta Abbate at Mayflower Bar in Ft. Greene

2/12, 6 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at 55 Bar

2/12, 6 PM erudite, witty art-rock pianist/songwriter/composer Lee Feldman at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink

2/12, 7 PM up-and-coming alto saxophonist Caroline Davis leads her quintet at the Fat Cat

2/12, 7:30 PM Unheard-of Ensemble perform Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time as a tribute to the place where many of New York’s great new music ensembles and new works got their start. at the Firehouse Space, $10

2/12, 8 PM perennially interesting improvisers: solo sets from Chris Pitsiokos, trumpeter Nate Wooley,bassist Leila Bordreuil at the Knockdown Center, $10

2/12, 8 PMeclectic, soulful, lyrical original oldtime Americana/folk band the Woes at the Mercury, $8

2/12, 8:15 PM the Amazonas Strings with guest pianist Cesar Orozco play elegant, enveloping latin pastoral jazz at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

2/12, 10 PM intense, hypnotic, otherworldly instrumental solo electric guitar blues with Catriona Sturton at Alphavilla, $8

2/13, 7 PM popular postrock/avant minimalists Bing & Ruth play their new album No Home of the Mind in its entirety at the Greene Space, free but res req 

2/13, 7 PM tuneful postbop pianist Jim Ridl leads his group from behind the Rhodes at 55 Bar

2/13, 8 PM American Contemporary Music Ensemble play featuring Meredith Monk’s Stringsongs plus music by Caroline Shaw, Caleb Burhans, and Timo Andres from ACME’s new album Thrive on Routine at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

2/13, 9 PM darkly jangly, catchy, new wave-ish rockers Melissa & the Mannequins followed at 10 by explosive, creepy, colorful psychedelic rembetiko metal band Greek Judas at LIC Bar

2/13, 9:30 PM Los Cumpleanos – new wave synths & retro organ sounds with effect-laden trombone and trumpet as well as a three piece percussion section – at Barbes

2/14, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, all-female punk classical French horn quartet Genghis Barbie play works from Bizet to Queen to Badfinger at the Miller Theatre, free

2/14, 7 PM intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

2/14, 7 PMeclectic, hard-hitting, lyrical composer/tenor saxophonist Stan Killian and group at 55 Bar

2/14, 9 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette‘s Mighty Grinders grind it out at Bar Chord

2/14, 8ish cinematic, eclectic Balkan- and latin-tinged string band Ljova & the Kontraband  at the Owl, $10

2/14-19, 9/11 PM state-of-the-art alto saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenon leads his quintet at the Vanguard, $30

2/14, 9:30 PM the Bronx Conexion play their mighty salsa big band jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

2/14, 10 PM excellent, purist honkytonk crooner/bandleader Clifford Westfall at 11th St. Bar

2/15, 6:30 PM  up-and-coming guitarist/songwriter Alicyn Yaffee -the rare artist who successfully bridges the gap between lyrically-fueled chamber pop and jazz – at the Bar Next Door, free

2/15. 8 PM retro continental swing sounds with singer Tatiana Eva-Marie & the Avalon Jazz Band at Guadalupe Inn, $5

2/15, 8 PM inspired, cutting-edge trombonist/composer Ryan Keberle & Catharsis  at Barbes

2/15, 8 PM  hauntingly phantasmagorical art-rock/noir cabaret pianist/singer Anana Kaye at LIC Bar

2/15, 8 PM powerhouse Nina Simone-influenced oldschool soul/jazz belter Spring Brooks at the Way Station 

2/15, 9 PM the Monk-inspired Greg Lewis Organ Trio featuring guitar monster Marc Ribot at Bar Lunatico, $10

2/15, 9ish epic Indian-inspired spacerock band Humeysha at Brooklyn Bazaar

2/16, 7 PM the all-female Ensemble Leonarda explore works by composers who sought out brave new worlds:  Handel (in England), Hotteterre (who went to Rome), & French baroque opera founder, Jean-Baptiste Lully (who emigrated from Florence, Italy to the French court of Louis XIV).  Plus a special rendition of Dvorak’s “Largo” from his “New World” Symphony, featuring hilarious performance artist Kelly Dwyer at the National Opera Center, 333 7th Ave, $25/$15 stud/srs 

2/16, 7 PM intense theatrical Bartok-influenced drummer/composer Sean Noonan’s “Soap” with Alex Marcelo piano Peter Bitenc bass at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

2/16, 7:30 PM rippling tsimbl dulcimer player Pete Rushefsky & the Ternovka Ensemble play eclectic Russian, Ukrainian and Eastern European klezmer sounds at the Jalopy, $15

2/16, 8 PM deviously lyrical, historically spot-on, cleverly sultry oldtimey/Americana songwriter/bandleader Robin Aigner and Parlour Game folllowed at 10 by brilliant klezmer reedman Matt Darriau’s Who Is Manny Blanc, a homage to the legendary/obscure LES psychedelic Jewish jazz/esoterica compose at Barbes

2/16, 8 PM shapeshifting indie classical luminaries Ensemble Mise-en with brilliant, lustrous clarinetist Vasko Dukovski showcase the works of Djuro Zivkovic and Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen in a double portrait concert at Scandinavia House, 37th St./Park Ave., $15/$10 stud

2/16, 8 PM deviously theatrical oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Otto’s

2/16, 9  PM stoner soul and classic blaxpolitation soundtrack grooves with vibraphone legend Roy Ayers at Bric Arts, $15 adv tix rec

2/16, 9 PM powerpopmeister Pete Galub followed eventually at around 11 by edgy, guitar-fueled peak era King Crimson-ish art-rockers Woodhead at Muchmore’s

2/16, 10 PM oldtime blues guitar/banjo/piano genius Jerron Blind Boy Paxton at Iridium, $25. He’s finally playing for the tourists now.

2/17, 6 PM author and record producer Ian Brennan – responsible for the Zomba Prison Project compilation, among others – discusses his book How Music Dies (or Lives)  at Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, at the New School, free

2/17, 7 PM eclectic jazz/blues resonator guitarist Elizabeth Wise at Caffe Vivaldi

2/17, 7:30 PM organist Jason Roberts plays a live score to the Charlie Chaplin classic The Gold Rush at St. Bartholomew’s Church $20/$10 stud/srs

2/17-18, 7:30/9:30 PM a rare weekend engagement by the Mingus Big Band on their home turf at the Jazz Standard, $30

2/17, 7:30 PM catchy oldschool roots reggae jams with a fearlessly populist Senegalese feel from Meta & the Cornerstones at the Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec

2/17, 8 PM Mike Rimbaud – NYC’s current powerpop/new wave counterpart to Joe Strummer – at Bowery Electric

2/17, 8 PM playfully literate superduo Kill Henry Sugar – guitar/banjo mastermind Erik Della Penna and drummer Dean Sharenow –at Barbes

2/17, 8 PM Nadya Meykson, violin; Andrey Tchekmazov, cello Victoria Schwartzman, piano play trios by Brahms and Shostakovich at Scholes St. Studios

2/17, 9 PM epic, cinematic Indian violin-fueled art-rock themes with Rini and her explosive band at Silvana

2/17, 9ish Barmaljova – irrepressiblle indie classical/art-rock/klezmer string band violist Ljova and his similarly amazing wife, singer Inna Barmash – at the Postcrypt Coffehouse

2/17, 9 PM brilliant extrovert jazz drummer Allison Miller leads her band at Bar Lunatico, $10

2/17, 9/10:30 PM ethereal, raptly haunting singer Sara Serpa  leads an unorthodox trio with Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax;  Erik Friedlander, cello at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

2/17, 10 PM roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at Shrine

2/18 not a music event but important and relevant: the poignant photo exhibit Muslim in New York, covering from the 80s to the present opens at the Museum of the City of NY, 1220 5th Ave. $18/$12 stud, under 20, free 

2/18, 7:30 PM up-and-coming jazz violinists lead their groups, in reverse order: Tomoko Omura Roots and the  Lisanne Tremblay Trio at the Cell Theatre, $tba

2/18, 8ish  lyrical pianist Jacob Sacks’ Chamber Quartet with Miranda Sielaff – viola, Kristi Helberg – violin, Mike McGinnis – at the Owl, $10

2/18, 8 PM Michael Malis plays solo piano followed by kinetic, darkly incisive guitarist Jessica Ackerley leading her trio, playing the album release for her new one Coalesce at Scholes St. Studios, $10

2/18, 8 PM high-energy original Fairport Convention-stye Britfolk with Divining Rod at the Way Station 

2/18, 9 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan guy/girl-fronted punk rockers Bad Buka at Mehanata

2/18, 9/10:30 PM intense, fearlessly relevant Middle Eastern clarinetist Kinan Azmeh‘s kinetic, picturesque City Band at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

2/18, 9:30 PM pensive, smart multi-instrumentalist Kristen Tivey – of the edgy female-fronted Talking Heads-ish Eliza & the Organix – fronts her own folk/jazz band followed eventually by her main act at Pine Box Rock Shop

2/18, 10 PM enigmatically jangly, female-fronted rainy-day lo-fi band Belle Mare at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15

2/18, 10:30 PM singer Rev. Mary and her Blue Crew “unveil a steamy array of vintage bawdy blues, paying homage to performers like Mae West, Sophie Tucker, Bessie Smith, Rosa Henderson, Ruth Brown, Stella Johnson and Barrel House Annie, to name a few” at Freddy’s

2/19, 2:30 PM intense indie classical/art-rock cellist Leah Coloff at Mayflower Bar in Ft. Greene

2/19, 3 PM harpist Kate Sloat performs contemporary works for solo harp by Lowell Liebermann, Brian Erickson, and many more! at Spectrum, $15

2/19, 3 PM The North/South Chamber Orchestra play premieres by Arthur Gottschalk, David Maves, Winnie Yang , Margarita Zelenaia at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th St, free

2/19, 4 PM the Emerson String Quartet’s Eugene Drucker, violin; Roberta Cooper, viola; and Gili Melamed Lev, piano; play works by Beethoven and Brahms at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes

2/19, 5 PM brilliantly lyrical latin jazz pianist Luis Perdomo + the Controlling Ear Unit at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free

2/19, 5:30  PM the fantastic and irrepressible Momenta Quartet play a fascinating program of new Japanese chamber music by Shoichi Yabuta, Yuta Bandoh and Yoshiaki Onishi, on a program also featuring Molly Morkoski, Miya Masaoka, Akikazu Nakamura, Elizabeth Brown, Wendy Stern, Brian Ellingsen and Eriko Sato in other works by Jo Kondo, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Shohei Amimori and Miya Masaoka at Scandinavia House, 37th St./Park Ave.$20/$15 stud/srs

2/19, 7  PM brilliant pedal steel player Mike Neer’s Steelonious – who do Monk covers in the same vein as Buddy Emmons – at Barbes

2/19, 9/10:30 PM the long-awaited return of the world’s funniest improvising ensemble, Mostly Other People Do the Killingplaying the album release hsow for their new one Loafer’s Hollow with Steven Bernstein on trumpet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

2/19,  10 PM the intoxicatingly clattering Moroccan trance grooves of Innov Gnawa; eclectic indie classical percussion ensemble Tigue open at 9 at Threes Brewing

2/20, 8 PM fiery, charismatic soul siren Meah Pace and her oldschool band at LIC Bar

2/20, 10 PM tuneful, state-of-the-art bassist Linda Oh leads her killer quartet with Jon Irabagon on alto sax at 55 Bar

2/21, 7 PM Carsie Blanton – who’s shifted her slinky act from oldtimey swing to torchy retro rock – at the Mercury, $12

2/21, 7:30 PM a fantastic Middle Eastern music benefit for the International Refugee Assistance Project from the seven banned countries featuring the Brooklyn Nomads feat. Hadi Eldebek, Mohammad Eldebek, Ramzi Edlibi, Nick Chbat and Shelley Thomas at the Poisson Rouge, $20 standing room avail

2/21, 7:30 PM the Mannes American Composers Ensemble play Andrew Norman: Try; Harrison Birtwistle: Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum; Louis Andriessen: Workers’ Union at r63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100 at the New School, free

2/21, 8 PM wickedly lyrical French chanson/Romany jazz/cinematic new wave band Paris Combo at City Winery, $25 standing room avail. 

2/21, 8 PM magicallly crepuscular, cinematic Montreal slowcore/postrock/pastoral jazz trio Desert Foxx followed by similar, hyperkinetiically shapeshifting multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Thana Iyer at Muchmore’s. Iyer is playing the album release show for her new one on 2/23 at midnight at the small room at the Rockwood 

2/21, 8 PM lyricallyy sharp chamber pop/art-rock/jazz songwriter Joanna Wallfisch with Kenny Werner on piano at Mezzrow, $20

2/21, 8 PM the Weasel Walter improvisational Large Ensemble featuring Steve Swell on trombone, Leila Bourdreuil on cello and Brandon Seabrook on guitar at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

2/21, 8/10:30 PM drummer Dan Weiss leads a tuneful trio with Jacob Sacks, piano;  Ben Street, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

2/21-26, 9 PM vibraphonist Chris Dingman leads a series of ensembles at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: his cinematic, enveloping Subliminal & Sublime project on 2/23

2/21, 10:30 PM 10:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy leads his group at Smalls

2/21 Lake Street Dive at the Music Hall of Williamsburg is sold out

2/22, 7 PM smart, lyrically edgy Americana rock songstress/bandleader Abbie Barrett at the Mercury, $10

2/22-25, 7 PM Duchess – Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou – sing the album release stand for their new one Laughing at Life – their charming update on the Boswell Sisters’ harmony swing – backed by an excellent quintet at 55 Bar

2/22, 7 PM unstoppable guitar and banjo shredder Brandon Seabrookquartet with  Dan Levin- cello;Vinnie Sperrazza- drums and Henry Fraser – bass at Barbes

2/22, 7:30 PM, repeating on 2/25 at 8 the NY Phil play Beethoven Symphonies No. 8 and 8 at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail2/22, 9 PM singer Renee LoBue’s popular, catchy, anthemic early zeros powerpop/southwesten gothic band Elk City at Hifi Bar

2/22, 8 PM maybe the best big band jazz night of the year: violnist Meg Okura‘s Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble & the Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra – arguably the most original, interesting and shapeshiftingly fun, cinematic large jazz ensemble in NYC, right up there with Darcy James Argue –at Shapeshifter Lab, $tba

2/22, 10 PM fiery punk/blues/soul bandleader Black Joe Lewis – sort of a mashup of Iggy Pop and Albert Collins – at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20 adv tix at the Mercury M-F 5-7 PM highly rec.

2/23, 7 PM riveting, smart, Indian-influenced psychecelic soul singer/bandleader Shilpa Ananth  – the Indian Sade, maybe – plays a rare trio show with piano and tabla at Kava Shteeble on 94 Ralph Ave, Brooklyn

2/23, 7 PM epic Indian-inspired spacerock band Humeysha at the Mercury, $10

2/23, 7 PM scorching female-fronted psychedelic doom metal band Electric Citizen open for the Crazy World of Arthur Brown – still crazy after all these years – at the Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix avail

2/23, 7 PM pianist Yoonie Han performs the world premiere of Theodore Wiprud’s Miss Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth and selections from Enrique Granados’ Goyescas; plus the composer, pianist and art historian Professor Gail Levin all discuss the influence of visual art on music af the Recital Hall at Baruch College, E. 25th St between 3rd and Lexington Ave, use code CC20 for $20 tix

2/23, 7:30 PM the Catalyst Quartet play their string quartet arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/23, 8 PM charismatic, torchy, occasionally Lynchian jazz bassist/singer Kate Davis (of the Lady Bugs) with her combo followed at 10 by Chia’s Dance Party spinoff the Cumbia River Band playing rustic Colombian acoustic grooves at Barbes

2/23, 8 PM an explosive collaboration between drummer Greg Fox and low-register noise composer Eli Keszler at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

2/22, 8 PM ex-Dylan lead guitarist Larry Campbell with singer Teresa Williams and guest pianist Bill Payne of Little Feat at City Winery $22 standing room vail

 2/23, 9 PM ace drummer/bandleader Tim Kuhl and his enveloping John Hollenbeck-ish 1982 art-rock project at Troost

2/23, 9 PM soulful chanteuse Kelly Sloan’s cachy, kinetic downtempo/neosoul group K Sloan & the Melodics at the Bitter End

2/23, 9ish cleverly lyrical, murderously witty murder ballad/chamber pop allstars Charming Disaster  at the Jalopy

2/23, 10 PM intense, lyrical, smartly Waits/Dylanesque Americana songwriter Pete Lanctot at Pete’s

2/23, 10 PM tunefully simmerimg improvisations from drummer Nick Fraser with Pat Briener – saxophone, Myk Freedman – lap steel at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery

2/23, 10 PM hypnotic, catchy loopmusic cellist Laura Wolf at Pine Box Rock Shop

2/24, 7 PM brilliant, haunting oudist Ara Dinkjian and his legendary singer dad Onnik Dinkjian perform a rare Armenian and Turkish program at the CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave north of 34th St;, $25

2/24, 7 PM the world premiere of the new global warming-themed opera Upon this Handful of Earth by Norwegian composer Gisle Kverndokk and librettist Aksel-Otto Bull at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave $25 tix avail

2/24-25, 7 PM Cantata Profana bings a brand new staging of Leos Janácek’s song cycle, The Diary of One Who Disappeared, and one of J.S.Bach’s most sublime cantatas, BWV170 “Vergnügte Ru” to Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec

2/24, 7:30 PM Happy Traum’s multimedia event Coming of Age in the Greenwich Village Folk Revival and the Woodstock Scene (1954 – 1971): “With colorful anecdotes and incisive memories, and the aid of vintage photos and music clips, Traum relates some of his adventures as an active member of the New York folk revival; his participation in the “Great Folk Singers Riot” in Washington Square; and his friendships with some of the leading folk artists of the day such as Brownie McGhee, and a young Bob Dylan. Happy punctuates his remembrances with songs and guitar solos from the folk era and beyond,”  at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St $25/$15 stud.

2/24, 7:30 PM high voltage latin jazz with the Pedrito Martinez Group at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/24, 8 PM fearless punk classical cellist Valerie Kuehne at the PPL Space, 104 Meserole St in Bushwick, sugg don. She’s at Spectrum the following night, 2/25 at 8:30 PM for $15

2/24, 8 PM soaring alto saxophonist/jazz chanteuse Grace Kelly leads her quartet at Flushing Town Hall, $16, free for teens age 13-19 with ID.

2/24, 8 PM 8 PM rustic Brazilian jungle sounds with Regional de NY at Barbes

2/24, 9 PM the Dirty Waltz Project- a seven-piece band playing more than a dozen instruments in 3/4 time in countless genres from Balkan, Irish, jazz, blues and American folk traditions – at the Jalopy, $10

2/24 9:30 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band and the Broken Mariachi Horns at Hill Country

2/24, 9 PM popular, shambling stoner boogie/Americana rockers Jeff the Brotherhood at Sunnyvale, $15

2/24, 9 PM tuneful, intriguing third-stream jazz pianist Noa Fort leads her trio at Pete’s

2/24, 9:30 PM intense, charismatic Tunisian art-rock songwriter – and Arab Spring heroine – Emel Mathlouthi at Joe’s Pub, $18

2/24, 10 PM jangly, sharply lyrical folk-rock/chamberpop band the Morning Sea – like a more stripped-down, less druggy Elliott Smith – at the small room at the Rockwood

2/24, 10 PM Dead Man Winter -Trampled By Turtles’ Dave Simonett’s second-generation Wallfowers rock side project – at Bowery Ballroom, $18

2/24, 11 PM high-voltage Tex-Mex and zydeco sounds with the Whiskey Killers at Guadalupe Inn, $5

2/25, 5 PM a free dance party with the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra at the community center in the middle of Marcus Garvey Pak, free

2/25, 6 PM amazingly eclectic cellist and brilliant soul/art-rock/jazz songwriter Marika Hughes followed at 8 by eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts and at 10 by trippy North African dance grooves from Innov Gnawa at Barbes

2/25, 7 PM percussionist Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence (ft. Chris Sholar & Jaleel Shaw) – who make haunting jazz soundscapes out of rustic African-American gospel themes – at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix avail

2/25, 7 PM enigmatic female-fronted psychedelic pop/new wave band the New Tarot play the album release show for their new one at Bowery Electric, $8

2/25, 7 PM Hollywood’s Dan Finnerty leads his savagely hilarious top 40 parody group the Dan Band at Joe’s Pub, $22

2/25, 7:30 PM intense, controversial Portuguese fado star Gisela João makes her US debut backed by a great acoustic band at the Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce St, $30, 6/J/M to City Hall

2/25, 7:30 PM Victoria Schwartzman, piano ;Andrey Tchekmazov, cello; Nadya Meykson, violin play works  by Alfred Schnittke, Alban Berg, Arvo Pärt and Dmitry Shostakovich at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $20 sugg don

2/25, 8/10 PM popular oldschool 70s stye psychedelic salsa dura band Bio Ritmo at Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort St., $15

2/25, 8 PM the enigmatic Moodswing Orchestra – drummer Ben Perowsky, keyboardist Glenn Patscha and guitar monster Oren Bloedow – at the Owl, $10

2/25, 8 PM rapturously textured British Renaissance choir Stile Antico sing a pretty wild program of classics and obscurities by Tallis, Clemens Non Papa, Tompkins, Vivanco, McCabe and others at at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St between 6th and 7th aves, $30 seats avail

2/25, 8:30 PM Sharq Attack with Marandi Hostetter, 5 string violin; Brian Prunka, oud; John Murchison, double bass and Philip Mayer, percussion jam out classic Middle Eastern themes at the Postcrypt Coffeehouse

2/25, 9 PM Emiliano Messiez, piano and Rodolfo Zanetti Via, bandoneon play classic tango at Caffe Vivaldi

2/25, 9:30 PM Washington DC psychedelic soul band Aztec Sun followed by Pitchblak Brass Band at the Hall at MP, $12 adv tix rec

2/25, 9:30 PM eclectic Americana/C&W rock band Spuyten Duyvil at the Jalopy, $12

2/25, 10ish a free dreampop night at Muchmore’s with the glimmering, ringing Beach Moon Peach Moon and then the Parrot Dream Band, who sound like a louder Cocteau Twins

2/26, 2:30 PM the Dessoff Choirs sing an all-French program with music of Marcel Dupré, Claude Debussy, Lili Boulanger, Reynaldo Hahn, Jean Langlais, and Francis Poulen accompanied by organist Ray Nagem at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 184 East 76th St, $25/$15 stud/srs

2/26, 3  PM pianist Imri Talgam plays music of Daniel Fox, Peter Kramer and Vicente Alexim at Spectrum, $15

2/26, 5 PM former Little Jimmy Scott tenor sax player TK Blue and band at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free

2/26, 6 PM ferocious, Middle Eastern-inspired jazz violinist Elektra Kurtis with indie classical chamber ensemble the PubliQuartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

2/26, 6 PM powerhouse multi-reedwoman Jenny Hill plays both sax and flute at the album release for her new one with her sextet at 55 Bar

2/26, 7ish vivid gothic Americana songstress Lara Ewen at Scratcher Bar on E 5th just off Bowery

2/26, 8:30ish dark, charismatic, mischievously witty art-rock keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez, rockabilly/honkytonk guitar maven Monica Passin a.k.a. L’il Mo, Barbara Endes of wickedly catchy Americana/paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass and NYC C&W vet Jonathan Gregg at the Treehouse at 2A

2/26, 9 PM mart, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly at at the small room at the Rockwood

2/27, 7:30 PM Damstadt Essential Music join forces to play Terry Riley’s In C – performers include Nick Hallett and Zach Layton leading an ensemble with Elliott Sharp, Peter Kotik, Pauline and Conrad Harris, David Grubbs, Laura Ortman, Roddy Bottum – at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

2/27. 7:30 PM the Calefax Reed Quintet, organist Paul Jacobs, flutist Claire Chase, and the  Grand Electric ensemble play new arrangements of classic Bach workss at Music Mondays at Advent Church, 93rd/Broadway, free

2/28, 7 PMa ferocious update on a darkly classic sound: the Avi Fox-Rosen Electric Klezmer Trio with Dave Licht on drums,and Zoe Guigueno on bass play Dave Tarras tunes followed at 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

2/28, 7 PM La Mecanica Popular play their original update on classic 70s Nuyorican salsa dura at Bric Arts, free w/rsvp 

2/28, 8 PM pianist/composer Richard Sussman’s Evolution Ensemble presents the lush, explosive Evolution Suite for jazz quintet, string quartet, and electronics.at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

2/28, 9 PM purist oldschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne a at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

2/28. 9 PM Brooklyn’s original punk Balkan horn group Hungry March Band,at the Bell House, $15

2/28, 10 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

3/1, 7 PM PubliQuartet cellist Amanda Gookin plays electroacoustic piece by Leila Adu, Jessica Meyer, Allison Loggins-Hull, Morgan Krauss, Nathalie Joachim, and Amanda Feery from her new album at National Sawdust $30 adv tix rec

3/1, 8 PM a murderer’s row of first-rate singers including but not limited toErica Smith, Tammy Faye Starlite, Lizzie Edwards ofLizzie & the Makers play a Leonard Cohen tribute, backed by an all-star band at Bowery Electric, $8

3/1, 9 PM oldschool-style high plains C&W singer Hope Debates & North 40 at Bar Chord

3/2, 7 PM fearless Malian psychedelic desert rock bandleader/freedom fighter Noura Mint Seymali at Littlefield, $20 adv tix avail

3/2, 7 PM oldschool soul bandleader Eliza Neals and the Narcotics plays the album release show for her new one followed eventually at 10 by wryly trippy dub reggae bandleader Effie Liu at the Bitter End

3/2, 8:30 PM riveting, dynamic, poignant klazmer singer Inna Barmash and her similarly band sing “winkling klezmer lullabies, songs of love and love gone wrong” at the  Jalopy, $15

3/3, 7ish killer dark retro 60s psychedelic/stoner boogie/art-rock band Medusa’s Disco at Gussy’s Bar in Queens

3/3, 8:30 PM a benefit for the ACLU and Brooklyn-based immigrants rights group DRUM with the Occasionalists serving as the live band for revolutionary karaoke i.e. R.E.M.’s End of the World as We Know It to Bob Marley’s Redemption Song to the Beatles’ Revolution to Public Enemy’s Fight the Power to Bowie/Queen’s Under Pressure at Union Hall, $10

3/3, 10 PM New York City’s only Farsi funk group, the hauntingly psychedelic retro 60s/70s Iranian revivalists Mitra Sumara at Pete’s

3/4, 8:30 PM a benefit for Planned Parenthood with excellent, purist honkytonk crooner/bandleader Clifford Westfall followed by Tatters & Rags and then the Space Merchants – the missing link between the Stooges and X – at Union Hall, $10

3/4, 9:30 PM smart, cosmopolitan jazz chanteuse Svetlana & the Delancey 5  – Breakfast at Tiffany’s meets Some Like It Hot – at Joe’s Pub

3/4, 10 PM Ensemble Mik Nawooj – who work the same classical/hip-hop turf as Yasiin Bey, often covering classic 90s joints from the Wu-tang Clan and others – at the Apollo Music Cafe, $20 tix avail at the Apollo box ofc

3/5, 2:30 PM the Apple Hill String Quartet play the world premiere of Presences by John Harbison for string quartet, cello, and bass  at St. Bartholomew’s Church, $25

3/5, 7:30 PM powerpop supergroup the Split Squad at Bowery Electric, $10

3/6, 6:30 PM violinist Kristin Lee, concertmaster of the Metropolis Ensemble plays the ep release show for composer Molly Joyce’s intense, acerbic new one; Joyce will also premiere a new work for toy organ and electronics, “Form and Deform.” at 1 Rivington St., free w/rsvp, reception to follow . 

3/7, 6 PM pianist Frank Levy plays works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin, Bach/Marcello and Rachmaninov at the Yamaha Piano Salon, 689 Fifth Avenue (entrance on 54th street), $6 

3/7, 9:30 PM blazing Balkan/Romany rock/Middle Eastern/flamenco jamband Ventanas at Drom,  $10 adv tix rec

3/8, 9 PM a good Afrobeat twinbill in Greenpoint: the Super Yamba Band followed by the People’s Champs at Brooklyn Bazaar, $10 adv tix avail at the Poisson Rouge box ofc

3/9, 1 PM harpist Bridget Kibbey plays her arrangement of Debussy’s haunting prelude La Cathédrale engloutie at Trinity Church, free

3/9, 8 PM intense, funky Indian brass bhangra band Red Baraat play the album release show for their new one at Bric Arts, $15 adv tix rec. They’re at the Poisson Rouge on 3/16

3/10, 6:30 PM otherworldly Mongolian throat-singing folk ensemble Khusugtun at the Rubin Museum of Art, $30 adv tix rec

3/10, 7 PM hypnotic, richly tuneful Indian sounds: Rajasthani master of the Sindhi sarangi, Lakha Khan and ensemble at the CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave north of 34th, $25/$20 stud

3/11, 7:30 PM dark Nordic chamber pop songbird Agnes Obel at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix avail

3/14, 7 PM My Brightest Dimond’s Shara Nova and others backed by adventurous young orchestra the Knights  play Sarah Kirkland Snider‘s song suite  Unremembered, a hilling reminiscence of childhood traumas at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix a must

3/15, 8 PM Perl – former lead singer of Bulletproof Stockings, the Hasidic Sleater-Kinney – followed by fiery, brilliantly lyrical soul/rock songwriter Nehedar singing the album release show for her latest one, then she does double duty on vocals in powerpop bnd Fierce Love, then sardonic new wavers Blanket Statementstein at Bowery Electric

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3/16, 1 PM Useful Chamber Orchestra play their arrangement of Debussy’s haunting prelude La Cathédrale engloutie at Trinity Church, free

3/16, 7:30 PM ancient, otherworldly trance beats: the first-ever US performance by the master musicians of the Festival Gnaoua et des Musiques du Monde in Essaouira, Morocco at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/17, 10 PM Pussy Riot at National Sawdust. Tix not avail yet – and might not be affordable – watch this space

3/19, 3:15 PM organist Karen Electra Christianson – one of the most electrifying church organists in the country – plays a program TBA at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

3/19, 4 PM the perennially witty Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet with pianist Roberta Piket at Sounds on Sackett at St. Agnes Church 433 Sackett St off of Hoyt St, Cobble Hill, any train to Atlantic Ave, $20, reception to follow

3/20, 8 PM the Bob Bennett Big Band with Erica Seguine on piano at Sir D’s Lounge, 837 Union St, south of 7th Ave, Park Slope, R to Union St.

3/23-24, 7:30 PM, repeating 3/25 at 8 and 3/26 at 3 PM Amy Beth Kirsten’s Quixote- a vividly original reimagining of the Cervantes classic, performed by the HOWL ensemble withLindsay Kesselman (soprano), Hai-Ting Chinn (mezzo-soprano), Kirsten Sollek (contralto), Mark DeChiazza and four singing players from Sandbox Percussion: Ian Rosenbaum, Victor Caccese, Terry Sweeney and Jonathan Allen at the Kasser Theatre, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair NJ, $20; catch the shuttle buss leaving from 41st behind Port Authority 

3/25, 8 PM standout British early music chamber ensemble the Orlando Consort perform the haunting Renaissance music of Loyset Compère at the auditorium at 150 W 83rd St., $30 tix avail at the Miller Theatre box ofc at 116th/Bwy, M-F noon-6

3/29, 8 PM haunting, intuitive cellist Inbal Segev opens for the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and Mivos Quartet performing works by Anna Clyne at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

3/30,1 PM lyrical jazz pianist Chris Pattishall and his group at Trinity Church, free

3/30, 8 PM the W4 New Music Collective premiere a collaboration between composers Matt Frey, Tim Hansen and Molly Herron exploring aspects of solitude at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

3/31, 7 PM haunting Puerto Rican bolero revivalists – and Sylvia Rexach reinventors – Miramar at the CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave north of 34th, $25/$20 stud

3/31, 8 PM the Argus String Quartet air out a mix of new and old works at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

5/1, 7 PM Finnish murder ballad singer Pekko Käppi leads his haunting, austere folk trio at the CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave north of 34th, $25/$20 stud

New York City Live Music Calendar for February and March 2016

Constantly updated, lots of great stuff this month and a brand-new calendar for March and April coming 3/1. There’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of places where these events are happening at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries AND the connection between visual art, folk art and the classics via the pianist’s own imaginative fabric work from over the years. Next up: works by Schumann and Mozart. Sugg don $10 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

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

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

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

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

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

Also Mondays in  February, Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting at 10:30 PM. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically astute, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with frequent special guests.

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

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

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

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

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

Fridays in February, 9ish dynamic, intense Bulgarian sax star Yuri Yunakov and the Grand Masters of Gypsy Music at Mehanata

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

Saturdays in February at 6 PM adventurous oudist/composer/musical traveler Kane Mathis – whose own style seems to gravitate toward mystical, ancient northern African sounds -at Barbes

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

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

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

Sundays in February at 5 PM droll, witty, Monk-influenced jazz pianist Joel Forrester – of the Microscopic Septet – tickles the ivories at Barbes

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

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

2/1-8, 9/11 PM the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra play a weeklong stand on their home turf featuring compositions by their founder Thad Jones, leaders Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely and others from their massive catalog of of over 300 tunes, $30

2/1, 9:30 PM new psychedelic cumbia trio Los Aliens – Ricardo Gallo – synths; Sebastián Cruz – guitar; Amanda Ruzza – bass and Andres Jimenez – drums. at Barbes. They’re also here on 2/21 at 7

2/2-7, 8/10 PM tight, swirling, intense indie classical/postrock guitar quartet Dither plays a weeklong stand at the Stone, $15. Choice pick: the 10 PM set 2/4 with guitarists Mary Halvorson and Gyan Riley plus Kevin Shea on drums. Shea will also emcee. Fun times.

2/2, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Counter Induction play works by Hungarian composers Ligeti and Kurtag plus a world premiere by Gregory Mertl’ at the Sheen Center on Bleecker just west of Bowery, $20

2/3, 10 PM surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers – whose album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun –at Shrine

2/4, 7 PM rtrailblazing idie classical chamber group Cadillac Moon Ensemble play new works by Conrad Winslow, Viet Cuong, Caleb Burhans, and Rick Burkhardt.at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

2/4, 7:30 PM Nuyorican salsa legends Tipica 73 at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, ealy arrival advised

2/4, 8 PM darkly and sardonically but also plaintively intense accordionist/singer Rachelle Garniez followed at 10 ($10 cover) by psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes

2/4, 8 PM a rare chance to see fiery, lyrically intense guitar/keyboard-driven powerpop/punk band Wormburner in a very intimate setting at 11th St. Bar, suggest you get there early if you want a seat

2/4, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble play a “composer portrait” of renegade Upper Peninsula, Michigan electroacoustic composer Ashley Fure at the Miller Theatre, $30

2/4, 8 PM Sweet Tits – the “punk lesbian Spinal Tap”followed at 9 by hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is both great fun and potently relevant – at Freddy’s

2/4, 9:30 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Hank’s

2/4, 10:30 PM tuneful postbop tenor saxophonist/composer Ken Fowser leads his quintet at Smalls

2/4, 11 PM No Ice – charismatic bandleader Jamie Frey’s successor band to the someday-legendary Brooklyn What – at the Gutter in Williamsburg

2/5, 8 PM sizzling early 60s style twang/surf trio the Bakersfield Breakers at Singlecut Beersmiths in Astoria

2/5, 8 PM a rare trio show by sassy, lyrically edgy female-fronted original oldtimey swing band the Fascinators at Sidewalk

2/5, 8:30 PM an awesomely diverse and actually pretty contiguous bill with the irrepressible, theatrical, politically spot-on Ukuladies, sultry retro Franco-American torch jazz/chamber pop/ukulele swing band les Chauds Lapins and sensational oldtime Americana/blues maven Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton at the Jalopy, $10

2/5, 9 PM an excellent dark country/Americana twin bill with Karen & the Sorrows and Maynard & the Musties at Beast of Bourbon

2/5, 10 PM murderously twangy, reverb-fueled crime jazz tableaux, tense highway themes, shapeshifting audio narratives, and deviously fun Italian erotica themes from this era’s greatest cinematic noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

2/5, 10 PM noi blues and edgy downtown oldschool 80s NYC styles with the Phil Gammage Quartet plus hard-surfing Link Wray cover band the Wraycyclers and oldschool 50s-style real-R&B band Sean Coleman & The Quasars at Otto’s

2/5, 11 PM edgy female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey – at Pete’s

2/6, 2:30 PM the NY Classical Players perform Beethoven / Symphony No. 2, Piano Trio Version; Piano Trio, “Archduke” at Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, free, early arrival a must

2/6, 4 PM Songs for Unusual Creatures – whose charming, psychedelic tributes to weirdness in the animal kingdom are suitable for adults as well as children –follwed by adventurous oudist/composer/musical traveler Kane Mathis and then by upbeat Sinaloa-style Mexican mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos at Barbes 

2/6, 5 PM the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony plays Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with the audience seated inside the orchestra (in other words, the orchestra is on the perimeter, audience seated within them) at the DiMenna Center, $25/$15 stud/srs

2/6, 7 PM Bobby Radcliff – the rare blues guitarist who plays a ton of notes but doesn’t waste them, sort of a funkier Stevie Ray Vaughan – with his trio at Terra Blues

2/6, 7:30 PM irrepressible indie classical art-rock band the Bang on a Can All-Stars play world premieres by Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith,Zhang Shouwang & René Lussier plus music by Julia Wolfe at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

2/6, 7:30/9:30 PM tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss leads her guitar-piano quintet at Club Bonafide, $20

2/6, 9 PM ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10

2/6, 9 PM Red Gretchen – who veer from snarling, artsy, guitar-fueled psychedelia to four-on-the-floor post-Replacements anthems -at Beast of Bourbon

2/6, 10 PM funny, explosive oldschool style punk rockers the Live Ones at the Gutter in Williamsburg

2/6, 10 PM Random Test play oldschool roots reggae at Shrine

2/7, 2 PM Sheng Ching Hsu, violin; Mark Dover, clarinet; Benjamin Larsen, cello; Daniel Epstein, piano play Messiaen’s rarely staged, haunting Holocaust-era Quartet for the End of Time at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Pl just south of 7th Ave, Park Slope, take any train to Grand Army Plaza

2/7, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra celebrates the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth with two lush, rich works, his Symphony No. 7 and the iconic Finlandia, paired with Grieg’s iconic Romantic Piano Concerto in A minor, performed by rising star Lo-Eun Yi. at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $20 sugg don., reception to follow

2/7; 3:30 PM adventurous seven-piece chamber ensemble International Street Cannibals play Debussy’s Sonata fror Cello and Piano plus premieres by a global cast of current composers: Dominique Lemaître, Thierry Escaich, Fernando Maglia, Christopher Lyndon-Gee and others at St. Marks Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., $20/$15 stud/srs

2/7, 7 PM dazzlingly eclectic harpist Bridget Kibbey and the Amphion String Quartet play Bach’s Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1, Debussy’s Danses sacrée et profane for Harp and Strings and Andre Capelet’s Conte Fantastique for Harp and Strings  at Bric Arts, free

2/7, 7 PM the Delorean Sisters – who specialize in funny oldtimey acoustic covers of cheesy 80s radio pop – at Barbes

2/7, 9 PM wry baritone C&W crooner (and darkly edgy southwestern gothic/border rock songwriter) Jack Grace and band at Skinny Dennis

2/7, 11ish catchy female-fronted psychedelic funk/art-rock band Big Figment at Aviv, $tba

2/8, 7 PM tight, hard-hitting postbox big band jazz with the Keio Light Music Society followed by the Franky Rousseau Large Band at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

2/8, 7 PM powerful, lush male choir Cantus sings romantically-themed works by works by Poulenc, Grieg, Beethoven and Kurt Elling, paired with newly commissioned pieces by David Lang, Joseph Gregorio, Ysaye Barnwell and Roger Treece.at the Greene Space, $25 includes a drink

2/8, 7 PM tuneful postbop pianist Jim Ridl leads his group from behind the Rhodes at 55 Bar

2/8, 8 PM edgy art-rock bandleader Vera Beren directs the music for UBU SINGS UBU, the songs of alt-rock legends Pere Ubu sung by the character Pere Ubu himself, star of Alfred Jarry’s legendary scatalogical satire “Ubu Roi”.with THE UBU SINGS UBU BAND: Matt Butterfield (Prince Bougrelas of Poland, Guitar, Backing vocals), Patrick “Paddymyke” Conlon (King Weneslas of Poland/Drums/Backing Vocals) Mark Ettinger (Queen Rosemund of Poland/Keys/Theremin/Backing Vocals), Emmitt Joe George (Captain Edge, Bass, Backing Vocals) Julie Atlas Muz (Cowbell/AK-47), Dan Safer (Bear/Ghost/Doomed Nobles/Backing Vocals). at B.B. King’s, $22 adv tix a must

2//8, 8 PM the funky, jangly female-fronted Aron Blue and the Bootleggers at Branded Saloon

2/8, 9 PM edgy, Romany punk/funk bassist Honeybird at LIC Bar

2/8, 9:30 PM the brand-new Cumpleanos – with Nestor Gomez – vox/percussion; Lautaro Burgos – drums; Eric Lane – keyboards; Alex Asher – trombone. play Colombian cumbias, salsa and originals at Barbes

2/9, 7 PM purist, straightforward, warmly tuneful front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

2/9, 7 PM eclectic, hard-hitting, lyrical composer/tenor saxophonist Stan Killian and group at 55 Bar

2/9, 7:30 PM a program playfully titled Modern Claras: Five award-winning pianists present their husbands – composers works. Tradition meets contemporary innovation with several new works by husbands & wives aka composers & pianists. Kathleen Supove plays Randall Woolf; Lisa Moore presenting Martin Bresnick; llison Brewster Franzetti presenting Carlos Franzetti; Evelyne Luest plays Aaron Jay Kernis; Tatjana Rankovich presenting Ionel Petroi at Good Shepherd Church, 152 W 66th St, $25

2/9, 7:30 PM the NY Philharmonic celebrates Chinese New Year with Maxim Vengerov, violin and Nancy Allen, harp playing works by Li Huanzhi, Chen Gang/He Zhanhao, Kreisler and Tan Dun at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail

2/9, 8 PM cleverly lyrical powerpop icon Patti Rothberg at the Bitter End

2/9 8 PM an evening of performances by Thomas Buckner (voice), Earl Howard (saxophones and electronics), Oliver Lake (saxophones), Lewis (electronics, trombone), Michael Lytle (clarinets), Miya Masaoka (koto and electronics), Ikue Mori (electronics), Andrea Parkins (accordion, objects, electronics), and Lucie Vítková (accordion and voice), assembled to evoke the edgy downtown New York 80s music scene at the Kitchen, $15

2/9, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Talujon play rarely performed percussion works by Reich, Juila Wolfe, and Brooke at the DiMenna Center, $10

2/9, 8:30 PM trombonist John Yao’s 17-piece Instrument play their hefty, swinging, tuneful original big band compositions at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

2/9, 9ish eclectic New Orleans/Balkan/circus conglomerate Hungry March Band play a Mardi Gras bash at the Bell House, $15

2/10, 8 PM hypnotic, hard-hitting dance floor minimalists Dawn of Midi at the Kitchen, $15

2/10, 6:30 PM tuneful, purposeful up-and-coming jazz guitarist Dave Juarez with Marcos Varela on bass and Ricardo Recabarren on drums at the Bar Next Door

2/10, 8 PM pianist Fabian Almazan’s haunting Rhizome chamber jazz project at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

2/10, 8 PM pianist Kris Wettstein aka A Microscope improvises clouds of sound and minimalist interludes on mystical themes at the Broom Tree Theatre, 23-35 Broadway (23rd St/Crescent), Astoria, N/Q to Broadway, sugg don, all proceeds to benefit neighborhood community gardens

2/10, 8 PM pianist Rachel Grimes and string section celebrate the re-release of her cult favorite 1990 album Music for Egon Schiele at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

2/10, 8 PM Afrobeat-inspired postrock minimalists Empyrean Atlas at Barbes

2/10, 9 PM slinky groove-driven Ethiopiques/dub jamband Lions followed eventually at midnight by hard-hitting original Balkan rockers Tipsy Oxcart at the small room at the Rockwood

2/10, 9 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers at Arlene’s

2/10, 10ish No Ice – charismatic bandleader Jamie Frey’s successor band to the someday-legendary Brooklyn What – the , sardonic, jangly, politically spot-on Bodega Bay and Paul Collins – the ageless “king of powerpop,” who slayed here last year on a twinbill with Karla Rose & the Thorns – at Berlin under 2A 

2/10, 10  PM kinetic low end-ffueled art-rock/metal/psychedelic band You Bred Raptors at the Manderley Bar

2/10, 10:30 PM eclectic jazz/blues resonator guitarist Elizabeth Wise at Caffe Vivaldi

2/11, 7 PM soaringly explosive jazz composer/torch singer Nicole Zuraitis at 55 Bar

2/11, 7 PM pianist David Kaplan plays works by Schumann (Davidsbündlertänze) and Beethoven (Sonata in C major, op.53) and contemporary American composers, including Andrew Norman, Augusta Read Thomas, Michael Brown,Timo Andres and Caroline Shaw at the Yamaha Piano Salon,689 5th Ave, 3rd floor (entrance on 54th St., $35, reception to follow

2/11, 7:30 PM the Dover Quartet play Schumann: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1; Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/11, 7:30 PM new music ensemble Contemporaneous perform the New York premiere of fascinatingly atmospheric tectonic Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Streaming Arhythmia at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, $10 sug don

2/11, 8 PM deviously lyrical, historically spot-on, cleverly sultry oldtimey/Americana songwriter/bandleader Robin Aigner and Parlour Game with Rima Fand on violin and keys and Larry Cook on bass followed at 10 by the plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing of Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

2/11, 8 PM edgy, politically aware NYC Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura and perennially fun second-wave Afrobeat dancefloor jamband Antibalas at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix rec

2/11, 8 PM Ranjit Bhatnagar – who is inventing an instrument a day this month – shows off the eleven or so he’s created so far at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10

2/11, 9ish bitingly charming accordion-fueled swing/chamber pop band Toot Sweet at Sunny’s in Red Hook

2/11, 9 PM sultry, upbeat oldtimey swing with Cait and the Critters at Radegast Hall

2/11, 9:30 PM cleverly cutting-edge string quintet Sybarite5 play suites by Radiohead, Dan Visconti and more at National Sawdust, $25

2/11, 10 PM wild stoner newgrass band the Devil Makes Three at Terminal 5, $25 adv tix rec

2/11, 10:30 PM catchy, cinematic, noir-inclined saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads his quintet at Smals

2/11, 11:30 PM legendary, perennially vital, fearlessly relevant first-wave Rasta roots reggae harmony trio Israel Vibration with the Roots Radics Band at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec

2/12, 6 PM an American-Palestinian oud joint venture with oudists Aliya Cycon and Ghassan Sawalhi creating new sounds in gallery 456 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

2/12, 6ish edgy, darkly lyrical Americana/powerpop vet Matt Keating at the American Folk Art Museum

2/12, 6 PM soaring, dramatic third-stream jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter with her combo at 55 Bar

2/12-13, 7:30/9:30 PM the Dan Weiss Large Ensemble play the album release shows for their fun, witty new one Sixteen Drummers Suite – springboarding off a series of the drummer’s favorite riffs from across the ages – at the Jazz Gallery, $22

2/12, 8 PM delta blues singer/guitarist Jerie Choi followed by soaringly haunting Yorkshire lass Jan Bell playing her bday bash with her awesome all-female Ameriicana roots band the Maybelles at the Jalopy, $10

2/12, 8 PM pensively anthemic art-rock/chamber pop band the Morning Sea play the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood

2/12, 8 PM oldschool JB’s-style 60s soul-funk grooves with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at Brooklyn Bowl, $10 adv tix req

2/12, 8 PM artsy Nordic chanteuse Ane Brun at Housing Works bookstore just south of Houston on Crosby in Soho, $20 gen adm

2/12, 8 PM the String Orchestra of NY plays works by Aaron Jay Kernis’ “Sarabanda in Memoriam”, Joel Friedmann’s NYC Premiere of “Movable Home”, Reena Esmail and others at National Sawdust, $25

2/12, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony play Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 plus Michelle Ross as soloist in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 at Symphony Space, $25/$18 stud/srs

2/12, 9ish popular retro roots reggae artist Mighty Mystic followed by smart, anthemic, golden age-style roots reggae songwriter/bandleader Taj Weekes & Adowa playing the album release show for their new one Love Herb & Reggae at the Knitting Factory, $12

2/12, 9:30 PM ferociously good, psychedelic, female-froned minor-key art-rock band Desert Flower at Matchless, $8

2/12-13, 9:30 PM a rare piano-bass summit with the elegantly intense Luis Perdomo and current-day four-string legend Rufus Reid at Mezzrow, $20

2/12, 10  PM brilliantly eclectic Ameriana guitarist Jason Loughlin & the Essex Three play Valentine’s murder ballads at Sunny’s in Red Hook

2/12, 10 PM oldschool soul ballads with singer Camille Atkisson’s Empire Beats at the Way Station

2/12, 11 PM guitarist Alyse Lamb’s fiery, subtly witty tightly psychedelic jazz-inspired postpunk band Parlor Walls at Trans-Pecos

2/12, 11:30 PM savagely psychedelic horror surf/macabre jamband Wooden Indian Burial Ground at the Mercury, $10 gen adm

2/12, half past midnight ish swooshy, synth-driven newschool psychedelic cumbia band R-Tronika at Grand Victory, $10

2/13, 7 PM a solid ska/punk quardruplebill with Rude Boy George – who ska up cheesy 80s pop hits – oldschool NYC punks Bastard Clan, smartly catchy ska-punks Duffy’s Cut and the more reggaeish Hub City Stompers at Grand Victory, $12

2/13, 7 PM cleverly lyrical, coolly intriguing jazz chanteuse Dorian Devins leads her Trio at the Astor Room, 3412 36th St,  Astoria, E/R to Steinway St.. 2/17, 7 PM they’re at Flute Midtown, 205 W 54th St, also free

2/13, 8 PM wildly psychedelic, surfy, vallenato-influenced groovemeisters Los Crema Paraiso followed by nuevo salsa songwriter Jose Conde’s oldschool Cuban styhle salsa band Ola Fresca at Barbes

2/13, 8 PM the Ureuk Symphony Orchestra play Korean symphonic music plus Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No.4 and the world premiere of Negruta’s Clarinet Concerto at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

2/13, 8 PM pianist Mary Prescott’s Alice Project “delves into a world of experimental art music – a hyper-sensory dimension of fantasy, curiosity, and unpredictability, examining Lewis Carroll’s surreal novel through improvisation” at the Firehouse Space, $10

2/13, 8ish 90s-style Wilco-ish alt-country act Butchers Blind at Hifi Bar

2/13, 9 PM hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is both great fun and potently relevant – at followed at 10 by fun, stonping, oldschool retro 60s Boston garage rock revivalists Muck & the Mires at Hank’s, note $8 cover

2/13, 9 PM wickedly catchy, tuneful, surf-influenced powerpop.janglerock band Simon Doom at Palisades

2/13, 9 PM long-running, wickedly jangly, tuneful Americana rockers the Sloe Guns at the Bitter End

2/13, 9 PM a mighty oldschool soul/New Orleans twinbill with  Ernest Ernie & the Sincerities and the titanic Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution + special guests at the Bell House, $10 adv tix rec

2/13, 9 PM catchy, irresistibly fun female-fronted oldschool rocksteady/roots reggae band the Big Takeover at the big room at the Rockwood

2/13, 9 PM fiery original and classic flamenco guitar songs and instrumentals with the James Lebrosse Collective at the Way Station

2/13, 9:15 PM a very rare solo show by Mac McCarty wthout his Kidd Twist Band doing acoustic takeds of his fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

2/13. 9:30ish intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Mehanata

2/13, 10 PM 3 sets of vintage danceable Gatsby-era French gems by Myriam Phiro & the Cavaliers of Swing in a milieu recreating 1920s Pigalle Paris mashed up with a Rubulad/Burning Man sensibility at the Gemini & Scorpio loft in Gowanus, $20, email for location/info 

2/13, 10 PM the cosmopolitan, global Carte Blanche Jazz Band at St. Mazie’s (the old Rose Bar) in Williamsburg

2/13, 10 PM roaring Canadian girlpunk/powerpop hitmakers Hunter Valentine at Bowery Ballroom, $15 gen adm

2/13, 10 PM roots reggae with Royal Khaoz at Shrine

2/14, 11 AM high-voltage, eclectic klezmer jamband Klazz-Ma-Tazz at City Winery for brunch, $10, no minimum

2/14, 3 PM the North/South Chamber Orchestra play music of pan-American composers Joel Feigin, Max Lifchitz, Robert Martin & Eddie Venegas at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free

2/14, 3 PM pianist Lee Dionne and percussionist Doug Perry of irrepressible chamber/vocal ensemble Cantata Profana deliver a playful program of works by Unsuk Chin, Steen-Andersen and others at Spectrum, $15

2/14, 3:30 PM Palestinian oudist Najib Shaheen (Simon’s brilliant and witty brother) of the Near East Music Ensemble at the Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark, free

2/14, 4 PM the 17-piece Sakura Jazz Orchestra plays material by four brilliant NY-based female Japanese jazz composers: Miho Hazama, Asuka Kakitani, Migiwa Miyajima, Meg Okura, and Noriko Ueda at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

2/14, 5 PM lyrical Norwegian tenor saxophonist/chamber jazz composer Froydis Grorud leads her trio at St. Peter’s Church, free

2/14, 7 PM Villa Delirium – who shift from hypnotic, slowcore Americana to creepy circus rock – followed at 9 ($20 cover) by psychedelic guitar monster Jeremiah Lockwood’s brilliant desert rock/cantorial art-rock band Sway Machinery at Barbes

2/14, 7 PM surfed-out tv themes and similarly cinematic sounds from Commercial Interruption at Otto’s – visit this place on V-day at your peril

2/14, 9 PM crystalline-voiced Portland, Maine acoustic Americana chanteuse Caroline Cotter – who moves seamlessly and compellingly between original New England front-porch folk, jaunty Prohibition swing, French chanson and oldtimey/bluegrass stylings – at the small room at the Rockwood

2/14, 10 PM wild oldschool-style original Pacific Northwest bluegrass crew Foghorn String Band at the Jalopy, $20

2/14, 10 PM the Doolittle Family playing their jangly “dream delay psychedelics” at Pete’s

2/15, 7 PM Dorit Chrysler, Rob Schwimmer and “special international guest” Charlie Draper and the NY Theremin Society perform a tonebending late Valentines show, reinventing material from Serge Gainsbourg to Yma Sumac to Harold Arlen and others at Joe’s Pub, $15

2/15, 8 PM creepy noir chamber pop/murder ballad duo Charming Disaster headline their monthly, wickedly fun Murder Ballad Monday series at Branded Saloon, special guests include Jessi Robertson, Mudville and NYC’s queen of NYC murder ballads, Liz Tormes.

2/15, 8 PM hard-rocking psychedelic cumbia/surf dance band Consumata Sonidera and the magically haunting, soaring all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Brooklyn Bowl, $8

2/15, 9 PM Lake Street Dive‘s brilliant bassist Bridget Kearney & Ben Lazar Davis followed by intense, piano-based, Aimee Mann-style literate chamber pop group Elizabeth & the Catapult at Manhattan Inn, free

2/15, 9 PM NYC jazz legend and twin-reedman George Braith leads his quintet at the Fat Cat

2/15, 10 PM dark 80s influenced goth/art-rock songwriter Alfonso Velez at the small room at the Rockwood. Next door at the big room, same time,noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo and his trio leads his trio

2/15, 10 PM pensive wind-and-string indie classical/postrock/chamber-pop ensemble Floating Compass at Pete’s

2/16, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, indie classical ensemble Loadbang plays new works by David Lang and others at the Miller Theatre, free

2/16, 7 PM edgy baritone sax/piano jams with the Charles Evans/Ron Stabinsky duo followed by the world’s funniest jazz group, Mostly Other People Do the Killing playing the album release show for irrepresssible, briliant bassist Moppa Elliott’s new solo album (!?!) at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

2/16, 7 PM irrepressible darkly continental chanteuse Gina Leishman and her ensemble followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

2/16, 7 PM elegantly tuneful bassist Iris Ornig leads her quartet at 55 Bar

2/16, 8 PM the self-explanatory Gypsy Jazz Caravan at Radegast Hal

2/16, 11ish well-loved hard-drinking punkgrass/oldtimey/folk noir band Freakwater at the Bell House, $15 adv tix req

2/17, noon, Yun-Chin Zhou, piano plays Rachmaninoff preludes plus works by Profokofiev, Bach and Chopin at the Morgan Library, $20

2/17, 6 PM magical traditional Chinese string sounds with pipa player Jiaju Shen and Fujianese guzheng lutenist Mengyan Yu at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

2/17, 6:30 PM up-and-coming guitarist/songwriter Alicyn Yaffee -the rare artist who successfully bridges the gap between lyrically-fueled chamber pop and jazz – at the Bar Next Door, free

2/17, 7 PM rustic 1800s style Appalachian folksinger/picker Lukas Papenfusscline at Arlene’s, $8. 2/18 he’s at Hank’s at 8 and then on 2/21 at Hell Phone (back room at the Ange Noir Cafe, 247 Varet St in Bushwick at 8

2/17, 7:30 PM noiserock/soundtrack icons Yo La Tengo play music by Alvin Lucier at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

2/17, 8:30 PM darkly pensive third-stream jazz pianist Noa Fort leads her trio at Dominique Bistro, 14 Christopher St., $10 min.

2/17, 9:20 PM (not 9:30) devious, charismatic, subversive comedic songwriter Killy Dwyer at Sidewalk

2/17, 9:30 PM circus rock pioneer Sxip Shirey plays his kinetic New Orleans/hip-hop influenced sounds with his band plus special guests Rob Schwimmer on theremin and Todd Reynolds on violin and loops at Joe’s Pub, $22

2/17, 10 PM quirky, smartly lyrical avant chamber pop with the Icebergs – Jane LeCroy – vox; Tom Abbs – cello; David Rogers-Berry – drums – at Black Bear Bar in Williamsburg

2/17, 11 PM the Space Merchants – who work a doomy reverb/fuzztone psych vibe, Sabbath with a Farfisa! – at Palisades, $5

2/18-21, 7:30/9:30 PM erudite pianist Orrin Evans leads a series of ensembles at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend. The Captain Black Big Band on the 19t h should be especially fun

2/18, 7 PM delicious original Americana/newgrass band Chamomile & Whiskey at at the small room at the Rockwood

2/18. 7:30 PM pianist Matt Herskowitz and violinist Philippe Quint reimagine Bach with a tuneful, original, jazz, latin and third-stream spin at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

2/18, 8 PM the Budapest Festival Orchestra with pianist Marc-André Hamelin play Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $16 tix avail

2/18, 8 PM Vox Novus perform works by contemporary composers: Greg Bartholomew, Fabian Beltran, Douglas Townsend, and Robert Voisey plus 15 one-minute pieces by fifteen others at the Firehouse Space, $10

2/18, 9:30 PM confrontentially comedic singer Dan Finnerty’s hilarious, viciously sarcastic top 40 cover band the Dan Band at Joe’s Pub, $22

2/18, 10 PM parlor pop lullabies and hypnotically warm, atmospheric trip-hop with keyboardist/chanteuse Kate Mattison’s band Mattison at Sunny’s in Red Hook

2/18, 10:30 PM hauntingly elegant Americana/chamber pop/noir chanteuse Jessie Kilguss and her excellent band at the Manderley Bar

2/18. 11 PM wild, noisy, genuinely Hendrixian virtuoso lead guitarist Viva DeConcini and her band at the Way Station

2/19, 5:30 PM dark, intense, fearless blues and soul-inspired songwriter Jessi Robertson at the American Folk Art Museum

2/19, 7 PM cellist Inbal Segev plays the world premiere of Gitty Razaz’s Sigh, an Azeri folk-inspired electroacoustic contemplation of alienation and angst at National Sawdust.The program will also include Razaz’ Valley of Not-Knowing performed by Debbie Lifton, soprano; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor; Michael Smith, piano; Paul Wiancko, cello; and Pascal Archer, clarinet.

2/19, 7 PM cutting-edge indie classical chamber group Ensemble Mise-En spotlight new music by composers from the west coast and midwest: Texu Kim, Stephen Taylor, Nick Norton, Carl Schimmel, and Moon Young Haat the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St,, $20/$15 stud/srs

2/19-20, 7;30/9:30 PM saxophonist John Ellis‘ The Ice Siren – a jazz opera with Gretchen Parlato in the role of ghost luring her lover somewhere – with his ten-piece ensemble featuring a string quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $30

2/19, 7:30 PM the Phoenix Quartet play Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time refreshed with remixes by a diverse group of composers, including Rebecca Erin Smith, Emily Praetorius, Tyler Kline, and Scott Rubin at the Firehouse Space, $10

2/19, 7:30 PM chamber orchestra the New York Classical Players perform Schubert’s Quartettsatz, the Enescu Octet, and Schumann’s Cello Concerto at Flushing Town Hall, free, rsvp reqd

2/19, 8 PM intense Middle Eastern-influenced art-rock/metal chanteuse/bandleader Hanna Barakat at Gussy’s Bar in Astoria

2/19, 8 PM catchy, soul-infused existentialist parlor pop mavens Sweet Soubrette followed by the bounce of the Debutante Hour’s Susan Hwang & the Relastics at the Basement Bar, 249 Varet St (between Bogart & White), Bushwick, L to  Morgan Ave

2/19, 8 PM creepy, theatrical female-fronted noir cabaret/circus rock band Orphan Jane play the album release show for their new one at the Bitter End

2/19, 8 PM the SLM Ensemble play new experimental chamber works by Mark Dresser and Sarah Weaver written in response to the Newtown, SC massacre at Symphony Space, $20

2/19, 8 PM playfully literate superduo Kill Henry Sugar – guitar/banjo mastermind Erik Della Penna and drummer Dean Sharenow – at Barbes

2/19, 8 PM the NY Classical Players perform music including Schubert’s Quartettsatz, Enescu Octet, and Schumann’s Cello Concerto at Flushing Town Hall, free w/rsvp 

2/19, 9 PM eclectically tuneful third-stream pianist J.J. Beck at Caffe Vivaldi.

2/19, 9 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan guy/girl-fronted punk rockers Bad Buka acoustic at Radegast Hall. The following night they’re plugging in and blasting out the crowd at Mehanata at around 9:30.

2/19, 9:30 PM anthemic, eclectic often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at Pine Box Rock Shop

2/19, 10 PM uneasy southwestern gothic and swinging noir rock with Raquel Vidal & the Monday Men at Desmond’s

2/19, 10 PM high-voltage desert rock/janglerock songwriter Joe Yoga plays the album release show for his new live record followed by Canadian gothic songstress Lorraine Leckie playing a similarly high-octane set at Sidewalk

2/19, 10 PM wickedly catchy Americana/paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass followed at 11 by the catchy, jangly Big Star-ish Nu-Sonics at Matchless, $10

2/19, 10 PM hard-hitting, anthemic roots reggae band Indaze at Shrine

2/19-20, 10:30 PM tuneful, state-of-the-art trombonist/composer Michael Dease leads his sextet at Smalls

2/19, midnight unhinged, excellent ghoulabilly/noir punks the Omega Men at Otto’s

2/20, 7:30/9:30 PM up-and-coming eclectic, purist jazz singer Brianna Thomas leads her combo at Ginny’s Supper Club, $15

2/20, 8 PM Cara Crash and her punk band- who bring to mind the Avengers or a female-fronted Ramones – at Leftfield

2/20, 8 PM banjoist Chris Seymour leads his band followed by politically fearless acoustic songwriter Ben Grosscup at the People’s Voice Cafe, “$18 contribution — more if you choose, less if you can’t; no one turned away”

2/20, 8 PM Mar Salá plays her acoustic flamenco rock at the Way Station

2/20, 10 PM Harlem roots reggae legends Crucial Bridge & the Inity Band at Silvana

2/20, 11:30 PM intense frontwoman Hannah Fairchild’s searingly lyrical punk/art-rock/noir cabaret band Hannah vs. the Many at Pine Box Rock Shop

2/21, 1 PM Americana brunch with the Abby Hollander Band at Brooklyn Bowl, free

2/21, 4 PM high-voltage latin chamber-jazz with Sweet Plantain at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

2/21, 5 PM a rare NYC appearance by tuneful jazz pianist Ellen Rowe leading a trio at St. Peter’s Church, free

2/21, 5 PM Louise Schulman, viola, and Bill Zito, guitar play music of Mauro Guiliani, Beethoven, Ravel and others at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

2/21, 6 PM noir guitar twangmeister Jim Campilongo at 55 Bar

2/21, 8 PM slinky oldschool noir R&B/rockailly band Eve & the Alligators – a Knife Thrower’s Assistance side project – at Otto’s

2/21, 9 PM percussionist Jaimeo Brown’s haunting, oldtime African-American spiritual jazz project Transcendence  plays the album release show for their new one Work Songs with Chris Sholar and pyrotechnic alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw at Brooklyn Bowl, $10

2/21, 9ish timeless freak-folk pioneer Kath Bloom & Most Selfless Cheerleader at Troost

2/21, 10 PM tuneful, thoughtful, lyrical Colombian pianist and composer Carolina Calvache followed by a wannabe new wave band at the small room at the Rockwood. Go figure

2/22, 7/9 PM dark, wryly lyrical, John Prine-ish Ameicana band Maynard & the Musties at Cowgirl Seahorse, 259 Front St at South Street Seaport

2/22, 7:30 PM pianist Ian Hobson plays Chopin Variations on “La ci darem la mano”, Op. 2; Debussy Preludes, Book II; Rachmaninoff Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39 at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$13 stud/srs

2/23, 4 PM the Saint Mary’s University Chamber Singers perform works by Woollen, Howells, Schumann, Odekha, Palestrina, Clausen, Miller, and Hogan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, free

2/23, 7/9 PM and 2/24 at 8 Glenn Branca conducts his six-piece, four-guitar ensemble at the Kitchen is sold out – good for him!

2/23 7:30 PM the indie classical world’s go-to pianist, Lisa Moore plays the album release show for her new one The Stone People with music of John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Fredrick Rzewski and others at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

2/23, 8 PM ex Bee & Flower bandleader/bassist Dana Schechter’s haunting, intense, grimly cinematic instrumental project Insect Ark at St. Vitus, $12

2/23, 8/9:30 PM the Weasel Walter Large Ensemble with Elliott Sharp on guitar at Jack, $12

2/23, 8 PM rising star pianist Fei-Fei Dong plays Baldassare Galuppi’s Sonata in C Minor, Schumann’s Papillons, Op. 2, Lowell Liebermann’s Gargoyles, Op. 29, and Liszt’s B Minor Sonata at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25

2/23, 8:15 PM smart, catchy, terse, often understatedly haunting acoustic pop tunesmith Sharon Goldman at Caffe Vivaldi

2/23, 9ish haunting, dusky, jangly southwestern gothic rock band And the Wiremen at Troost

2/23, 10 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

2/24, 6 PM koto/shamisen player and singer Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki improvise on classic Japanese thenes at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

2/24, 7 PM hot oldtimey swing twinbill: Danny Lipsitz & his Brass Tacks and Svetlana & the Delancey Five at Joe’s Pub, $16

2/24, 8 PM Paula Carino’s transgressively fun, wickedly lyrical original punk-inspired band, Regular Einstein and shapeshifting, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys  – who put out this blog’s pick for best song of 2014 – at Cake Shop, $10

2/24, 8 PM ferocious reverb-driven noir garage rockers Twin Guns at the Good Room in Greenpoint, $6

2/24, 8ish popular Americana chanteuse and ex-Lakeside Lounge regular Megan Reilly at Hifi Bar

2/24, 8:30 PM Balkan night at Freddy’s with bands TBA – the club waits til the last minute to list who’s playing, but there’s always something worth seeing here.

2/24, 9 PM smart, tuneful kitchen-sink songwriter Mimi Oz at Sidewalk

2/25, 4 PM a free performance by legendary, haunting Bukharian art-folk Ensemble Shashmaqam at the Coney Island Branch Library, 1901 Mermaid Ave. (Near W. 19th St.), any train to Stilwell Ave.

2/25, 7:30 PM the Parker Quartet play Szymanowski: String Quartet No. 1; Webern: Five Movements for String Quartet; Beethoven: String Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2 at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

2/25, 8 PM incendiary cellist Valerie Kuehne & the Wasps Nests with World Inferno violinist Jeff Young and drummer Alex Cohen play from their twistedly satirical new art-rock/faux lieder album at Panoply Performance Laboratory, 104 Meserole St, Bushwick

2/25, 8 PM intense acoustic art-rock/folk noir songwriter/chanteuse/force of nature Larkin Grimm att he Silent Barn, $5

2/25, 8 PM Norwegian-American French noir chanson and Romany jazz with the female-fronted Salt at the Way Station

2/25, 8 PM pianist and organist (!) Anthony Coleman plays a belated bday show at Roulette with Tilt Brass and the Kalmanovitch/Coleman/Reichman trio, $20/$15

2/25, 8ish the album release show for Hoboken powerpop/janglerock cult favorites Speed the Plough‘s long-awaited new one at Hifi Bar

2/25, 8ish deviously funny early R&R/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. play a Johnny Cash bday tribute show with guest chanteuse Stella Rose St. Clair at Otto’s

2/25, 8 PM Jeffrey Milarsky leads Ensemble Échappé in its first full sinfonietta concert with recent orks by David Hertzberg, Tonia Ko, Andrew Norman, and Nina C. Young. at Symphony Space, $20

2/25, 9ish haunting folk noir/lo-fi psychedelic songwriter Jaye Bartell at Troost

2/25, 10 PM explosive psychedelic rembetiko metal band Greek Judas at Barbes

2/25, 10 PM purist, straightforward, warmly tuneful front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg and first-class delta blues guitarist Ernie Vega join forces at Sunny’s in Red Hook

2/25, 10 PM Gotham City Riot – who mash up late 70s Sham 60 with later 80s Cali punk sounds – at Leftfield

2/25, 10 PM high-voltage violin shredding with Stratospheerius at Shrine

2/26, 5:30 PM intriguing violinist Sean Lee, reggae croone Moha Ngom, and darkly edgy, politically-fueled Irish tunesmith Niall Connolly at the American Folk Art Museum

2/26, 7 PM bassist to the stars of the art-rock world and longtime Marty Willson-Piper collaborator Hannah Lash shows off her most sonically enveloping, advemturous side at Spectrum, $15

2/26, 7 PM eerily playful, charismatic Nashville gothic/folk noir songstress Kelley Swindall at Caffe Vivaldi

2/26, 8 PM the magically haunting, soaring all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache followed by oldschool Cuban hill country/son/bomba/salsa roots band Los Hacheros playing the album release show for their gritty, rustic new one at the Django, in the basement of the hotel at 2 6th Ave north of Canal

2/26, 8 PM eclectic jazz singer/bandleader Annie Chen with her septet playing her compositions with influences from Chinese traditional, gospel, classical, Middle Eastern and other styles at Flushing Town Hall, $16

2/26-27, 8 PM a rare return engagement by legendary Colorado funky Americana jamband Poi Dog Pondering at City Winery,, $25 standing room avail

2/26, 8 PM pianist Lara Downes reprises her very popular lovestruck/heartbroken program including Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet before Parting, Op. 75, No. 10, Schumann’s Fantasiestücke Op. 12 and works by Vladimir Drozdoff, Debussy and Billie Holiday at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

2/26, 8 PM indie classical chamber group Talea Ensemble performs a program of Georg Friedich Haas compositions for large ensembles at Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd St, free

2/26, 8 PM the NYU Symphony plays Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring plus works by winners of the university’s annual film score competition at Symphony Space, free

2/26, 8:40 PM guitarslinger/edgy bandleader Mallory Feuer does double duty, first leading her power trio the Grasping Straws and then Jagged Leaves, who’re doing their album release show, at Sidewalk

2/26, 9ish resonator guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson  and her boisterous blues band, the retro 60s Britrock-influenced Britanys (who are three dudes actually), the Clean’s Hamish Kilgour’s new band Roya and newschool garage rockers the Mystery Lights at Berlin under 2A: 

2/26, 9 PM comedic, dramatic pianist/songwriter Ssmantha Echo – who writes love songs to Hamlet, FB satires and sax with retards – real ones – at Leftfield

2/26, 10:15 PM lyrically-fueled electric folk noir band Leland Sundries followed by cumbia/Mex-folk/circus rock band Rabia Labia at Muchmore’s

2/26, 11 PM edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at the Way Station

2/26, 11 PM Volcano Eruption & the Rum Shack Band play roots reggae at Shrine

2/27, 7 PM pianist/flutist Diana Wayburn‘s hypnotically intense, spectacularly eclectic African/Middle Eastern/indie classical/improvisational Dances of the World Chamber Ensemble at Silvana

2/27, 7:30/9:30 PM saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock leads her quintet playing the album release show for her entertaning wtt-infused new album Ubatuba at the Jazz Gallery, $22

2/27, 7:30 PM the New York New Music Ensemble play new works by Natacha Diels:, Eric Wubbels, Ashley Fure, Kate Soper and Nathan Heidelberger at the Tenri Institute, 43A W 13 th St., $20/$15 stud/srs

2/27, 8 PM flutist David Wechsler joins violist Arthur Dibble and harpist Karen Lindquist for an evening including Debussy’s “Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp”, Sofia Gubaidulina’s “The Garden of Joys and Sorrows,” Toru Takemitsu’s “And Then I Knew ‘Twas Wind” and the world premiere of Wechsler’s “Three Movements for Flute, Viola and Harp.” at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $10 seats avail

2/27, 9ish legendary indie/noiserock guitarist and former Come/Live Skull frontwoan Thalia Zedek at Troost – get there early!

2/27, 10 PM noirish but also deviously funny twin-trombone dub reggae crew Super Hi-Fi at Bar Chord

2/28, 11:30 AM ish exhilarating klezmer/latin/cumbia jamband Metropolitan Klezmer at City Winery for brunch, $10, no ninimums, kids free

2/28, half past noon vocal-and-guitar duo Yael & Gabriel lead their combo playing Piaf classics at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec

2/28, 3 PM Lisa Hansen, flute and Max Lifchitz, piano play works by pan-American composers including Matthew Halper, Francis Kayali, Katrina Krimsky, Max Lifchitz, & Jose Lezcano at Spectrum, free

2/28, 4 PM pianist Natalie Zhu and cellist Clancy Newman play sonatas by Sergei Rachmaninov and Edvard Grieg at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

2/28, 5 PM soulful, latin-inspired, lushly exciting new jazz chanteuse Marianne Solivan leads her combo at St. Peter’s Church, free

2/28, 7 PM North Carolina newgfrass vets Hank Smith & Pattie Kinlaw at the small room at the Rockwood

2/28, 7:30 PM Spanish violinist Lina Tur Bonet makes her NYC debut performing Vivaldi, Marchand, Scarlatti, and Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre with harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss at the Kosciusko Foundation, $25/$20 stud/srs

2/28, 8 PM cutting-edge Asian and Middle Eastern-inspired sounds: solo sets by cellist Okkyung Lee and trumpeter Amir ElSaffar at issue Project Room, $15

2/28, 10ish the indie world’s favorite noiserock guitarist, Ty Segall at Webster Hall, $25

2/28, 10ish acoustic bummecore songwriter Christian Lee Hutson – like a more fragile, acoustic Richard Buckner – at Union Pool

2/29, 8 PM tireless honkytonk crooner and brilliant steel guitarist Junior Brown at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

2/29, 8:30 PM hypnotically swirling shoegaze/dreampop band Lazyeyes at Arlene’s, $8

2/29, 9 PM explosive, wryly eclectic, Ellington/hip-hop influenced Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party at Brooklyn Bowl $8

3/1,drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6,Either/Or Ensemble play a rare composer portrait featuring the work of Iancu Dumitrescu.at the Miller Theatre, free

3/1-6 Dave Douglas’ lyrical piano guy Matt Mitchell plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with special guests including Mary Halvorson, Travis Laplante, Ches Smith, Dan Weiss, Ben Gerstein, Kate Gentile, Kim Cass and others, sets 8/10 PM, $15

3/2, 3:30 PM a rare free daytime show by edgy, intense Romany/circus rock/noir cabaret band Yula and the Extended Family at Merkin Concert Hall

3/3, 7 PM spine-tingling art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop singer Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – at Joe’s Pub, $16

3/3, 7 PM cutting-edge indie classical chamber group Ensemble Mise-En play new music by French composers Gérard Buquet, Carlos Grätzer, Patrick Marcland, François Paris at La Maison Française at NYU, (16 Washington Mews) off University Place, free

3/3, 7:30 PM cellist Beiliang Zhu performs Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello at the Kosciusko Foundation, $25/$20 stud/srs

3/3, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble with Suzanne Farrin play new pieces for ondes Martenot (a variant of the theremin) and chamber ensemble by Alvin Lucie and Ashley Fure, with its centerpiece the original version of Olivier Messiaen’s “Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus” from the Quartet for the End of Time at the Abrons Arts Center, free

3/3, 9:30 PM high-voltage female-fronted surf rockers High Waisted play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10

3/4, 8 PM torchy, lyrically smashing original female-fronted oldtimey swing crew the Fascinators at Sidewalk

3/4, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble cellists Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Katinka Kleijn, and Michael Nicolas play works by Wuoreinen, Saariaho, Diaz De Leon and others at the Abrons Arts Center, free

3/5, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Either/Or play a “composer portrait” of legendary/obscure Romanian spectralist Iancu Dumitrescu at the Miller Theatre, $30

3/5, 8 PM Tom Shaner – brilliant tunesmith and lyricist whose eclectic catalog spans from haunting southwestern gothic rock to Americana, rockabilly, Celtic balladry and psychedelia – at Bowery Electric, $10

3/5, 9 PM bass goddess Felice Rosser’s roots regge/dubsoul/groove band Faith at BAM Cafe

3/6 noisy, hazily jangly, psychedelic slowcore/free jazz/avant instrumentalists Sunwatchers  – with Hubble guitarist Ben Greenberg – at Palisades

3/7, 10 PM intense female-fronted psychedelic/funk band Imunuri at Bar Chord. 3/19 at 9 they’re doing the record release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood 

3/8-13, 8/10 PM International Contemporary Ensemble plays the Stone with a whole bunch of different lineups and composers, $15. Choice pick: 3/10, 8 PM with Pauline Oliveros, accordion, and Jennifer Curtis, violin

3/9, 7:30 PM slinky, haunting, jaunty mostly-female klezmer/latin jamband Isle of Klezbos at Pangea, $15

3/9, 8 PM New Zealand’s theatrical Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

3/11, 8 PM Honor Finnegan – brilliantly eclectic folk/jazz/parlor pop tunesmith whose songs can be quirky and hilarious, or brooding and haunting – at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park W, any train to Grand Army Plaza, $10 

3/11 terse, tuneful jazz guitarist Julian Lage with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen at the big room at the Rockwood

3/12, 2 PM the American Chamber Ensemble trio plays Andre Previn, Ravel, Saint Saens, Joaquin Rodrigo, De Falla and Jonathan Russ performed by flutist Tia Roper, soprano Donna Balson and pianist/ACE co-director Marilyn Lehman at the National Opera  Center, 330 7th Ave., $20

3/12, 5 PM pianists José Menor, Vanessa Perez and Adam Kent perform music by Enrique Granados  at the DiMenna Center, $5

3/12, 8 PM Cantori New York perform the U.S. Premiere of La remontée des cendres, a tender and haunting piece for chorus, soloists and instrumental ensemble based on the eponymous French poem by Tahar Ben Jelloun, which puts into stark relief the destruction and despair wrought by the Persian Gulf War. The program also includes the U.S. premiere of the exquisite Tre nuovi madrigali by the Italian composer Bruno Bettinelli, and the imposing At the Edge of the Earth, a 21st-century work by Latvian composer Maija Einfelde on the story of Prometheus, in its New York premiere. at Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St., $25

3/13, 4 PM the annual New Music Bake Sale with RighteousGIRLS ( flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi), Kimura/Lytle/Supové Trio (piano, violin, and bass clarinet improvisational trio), Resonant Bodies Festival (contemporary vocal music), Mantra Youth Percussion, Lunar Ensemble (flexible chamber group), Threefifty (guitarists Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick’s folk- and baroque-inspired instrumental band) at Roulette, absurdly cheap at $10 plus all kinds of yummy treats available.

3/13, 7:30 PM Americana chamber pop band Goldfeather (fronted by violinist Sarah Goldfeather) plus indie classical crew Excepter (who take their instrumentaiton from Stravinsky’s L’Historie Du Soldat)  playing premieres by Fay Wang and Brendon Randall-Myers and recent works by Paul Kerekes and Brooks Frederickson at Merkin Concert Hall, $25`

3/13, 8ish in reverse order at Bowery Electric: Deep Pop’s birthday bash with NYC’s original jagged female-fronted postpunkers the Bush Tetras, deep roots reggae/dub/soul grooves with Faith, legendary airy chanteuse, Floor Kiss frontwoman and John Cale collaborator Deerfrance, Dennis Discoll and others, $10

3/14, 7:30 PM amazingly eclectic cellist and brilliant songwriter Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy play the album release show for their exhilarating new soul/chamber-pop/art-rock album at Joe’s Pub

3/15, 4 PM Irish ensemble the Maynooth University Chamber Choir with organist John O’Keefe perform music by Choral works and arrangements by Eric Whitacre, Sydney, Guillame, Javier Busto, Felix Mendelssohn, Jonathan Dove, Samuel Barber, and Percy Grainger at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, free

3/15, 8 PM wild, lickety-split Serbian Romany trumpet jams with the Boban Markovic Orkestra at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix req

3/16, 7 PM under the direction of conductor K. Scott Warren, the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola join wiht sensational New York soprano Tami Petty for Frank Ferko’s intense Stabat Mater for unaccompanied mixed chorus and soprano solo; plus harpist Victoria Drake joins the choir for the NYC premiere of William Culverhouse’s poignant Requiem, at St. Ignatius Church, Park Ave/84 St. $25 seats avail

3/16, 8 PM Joshua Bell, violinist and conductor with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields play works by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky (the Violin Concerto) at NJPAC in Newark, $25 tix avail

3/16, 10ish exuberant, New Orleans-tinged soul/gospel/jazz crew Sammy Miller and the Congregation and singer/keyboardist Sara McDonald’s NYChillharmonic – a mighty eighteen-piece orchestra with strings and jazz arrangements who play lush chamber pop  at Littlefield

3/17, 7:30 PM plus 3/18-19 at 8 the New York Philharmonic premiere Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Karawane featuring the New York Choral Artists, plus Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, with Leonidas Kavakos as soloist; and Shostakovich’s Suite from The Age of Gold at Avery Fisher Hall ,$33 tix avail

3/17, 7:30 PM Astoria performs French love songs by Busnoys, Binchois, Dufay and others; at the Kosciusko Foundation, $25/$20 stud/srs

3/18, 8 PM Coeur de Pirate – pianist/singer Beatrice Martin’s torchy chamber pop/art-rock project – at Highline Ballroom $18 adv tix rec

3/19, 8 PM acclaimed, hypnotic Pakistani sufi grooves with Riyaaz Qawwali at Roulette, $30

3/19, 9 PM Richard X. Heyman plays his cult favorite 1990 powerpop album Hey Man all the way through with his band at Arlene’s, free cd with paid admission

3/22 and 3/24, 11 PM upbeat, keyboard-spiced psychedelic/art-rock band Jukebox the Ghost at Bowery Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec

3/24, 8 PM Spanish pianist José Menor plays an all-Granados program at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25

3/26, 7:30 PM fronted by the young chanteuse considered widely to be the best in all of Indian music, Falu’s Bollywood Orchestra at Flushing Town Hall, $16

3.27, 11 PM intense, funky Indian brass bhangra band Red Baraat at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

3/29, 8 PM well-liked all-female Americana/newgrass harmony trio Underhill Rose at Hill Country Brooklyn

4/2, 9 PM legendary third-wave ska/soul/reggae/blues band the Slackers at the Bell House, $20

4/4, 7:30 PM pianist Bruce Levingston premieres new socially conscious works including James Matheson’s Windows and Nolan Gasser’s An American Citizen and Repast: An Oratorio in Honor of Mr. Booker Wright at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

4/8, 7 PM hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is both great fun and potently relevant – open for Penelope Houston‘s recently revitalized, legendary first-wave punk band the Avengers at Grand Victory, $20 adv tix a must

4/10, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Mozart: Adagio and Rondo; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 “The Reformation” at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $20 sugg don., reception to follow

4/10, 8ish British oi-punk legends Peter & the Test Tube Babies – maybe best known for their hilarious album of cheesy 80s Stock/Aitken/Waterman covers, The Shit Factory – at Grand Victory, $20 adv tix a must

4/29 a killer newschool/oldschool powerpop twinbill with Dany Laj & the Looks and the ageless, indomitable Paul Collins Beat at Cake Shop. 4/30 they’re at the Acheron

New York City Live Music Calendar for June and July 2015

If you’re looking for upcoming shows, the new July-August calendar is here. There’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of places where these shows are happening at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries.  Sugg don $30 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

Mondays at 6 PM global jazz chanteuse Gracie Terzian – whose axe is the harp ukulele – plays her chaming low-key originals and classics at the rooftop bar at Hotel Hugo, 525 Greenwich St (Vandan/Spring), free for happy hour, no minimum

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

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

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays nights at 9 PM charismatic Romany singer Eva Salina and her amazing, psychedelic band play high-voltage dub-tinged jams on classic themes from across the Balkans at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Fulton St. (Washington/Waverly), Ft Greene, C to Clinton-Washington, free

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 June, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood.

Mondays at 10 PM there’s been quite a buzz about the weekly residency by torchy songbird Angela McCluskey and cinematic pianist Paul Cantelon – the brain trust of popular 90s act the Wild Colonials – at the third stage at the Rockwood, with a rotating cast of high-quality special guests. It’s expensive: $15 plus a $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced.

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

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

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

Three Tuesdays in June: 6/16, 6/23 and 6/30 , 9 PM Trio Du Monde play “groovy tango, ska and French folk classics” at Bar Chord.

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

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

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

Fridays at 5 PM, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) play the balcony bar with a rotating cast of interesting special guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

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

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

Saturdays in June, 6 PM jazz guitarist Anders Nilsson leads a series of ensembles at Barbes: a revamped classic or two, rhythmic intensity, consistent tunefulness and plenty of lively interplay

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

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

Sundays in June starting on the 14th, 7:30 PM spine-tingling art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop singer Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – with hypnotically luminous pianist Matt Kanelos – at Pangea on 2nd Ave. btw 11th/12th Sts, $20. Several special guests are promised: the duo switch to Thursday nights, same time, in July and August.

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

6/1, 7 PM the increasingly darker, more Americana-oriented, lyrically brilliant Linda Draper at the small room at the Rockwood. Noir guitar genius Jim Campilongo is there at 10 followed eventually at midnight by the similarly noir cult favorite piano jazz Dred Scott Trio, back at last!

6/1, 7:30 PM three of Italy’s most prominent jazz pianists on a triplebill: Giovanni Guidi and Domenico Sanna lead their trios with a solo set from Alessandro Lanzoni in between at Roulette, $10

6/1, 8 PM tuneful third-stream jazz pianist Laila Biali and her combo at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/1, 9 PM charmingly edgy oldschool C&W/Americana rock songstress Karen Hudson at Bar Chord. 6/9 she’s at An Beal Bocht Cafe in the Bronx

6/1, 9:30 PM a psychedeic cumbia summit with members of El Combo Chimbita and MAKU Soundsystem at Barbes

6/2, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble with violinist Caroline Shaw play an all-Timo Andres program at the Miller Theatre, free

6/2, 7 PM Scarface – yeah, him, from the Geto Boys – at Red Hook Park, early arrival advised, watch your back and your brother’s back too

6/2-4 Hsmmonf B3 jazz party icon Dr. Lonnie Smith leads his trio, then 6/5-7 he leads his larger Evolution band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

6/2-7, 8/10:30 PM powerhouse postbop trumpeter Terrell Stafford leads a quintet with Tim Warfield Jr-alro aZ., Bruce Barth-piano Peter Washington-bass, Billy Williams-drums at the Vanguard, $30

6/2, 8 PM a rare solo show by Bubble janglemeister Dave Foster at Hifi Bar, free

6/2, 7:30 PM traditional Yiddish song maven Itzik Gottesman & friends at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/2-7, 8/10 PM iconic noir jazz saxophonist Roy Nathanson plays a weeklong stand at the Stone, $15. Too many good sets to list. Choice pick (get there early!!!): the 10 PM slot  opening night with the Jazz Passengers, and also the 10 PM slot on 6/3, a B3 organ quartet with Marc Ribot! Suddenly it’s like it’s 1999 again and Tonic hasn’t yet been bulldozed for a luxury highrise!

6/2, 8 PM Parlor Walls – Eula guitarslinger Elyse Lamb’s snarling, catchy, noiserock/postpunk collaboration with Chris Mulligan – at Shea Stadium. 6/5 they’re at Big Irv’s Gallery, 381 Hooper St (S 1st/2nd). in South Williamsburg, L to Lorimer St..; 6/10 they’re at Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave (Snydam/Willoughby). in Bushwick, M to Central Ave. and 6/25 they’ll be at Cake Shop at 11 for $8

6/2, 8 PM the North/South Chamber Orchestra play new works by Oliver Caplan, Emma Lou Diemer, Eugene Marlow, Patricia Morehead and Margarita Zelenaia with oboist William Meredith and bassoonist Gilbert Dejean, at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus, free

6/2, 8 PM the Highline Chamber Ensemble play a program TBA at Subculture, $25 adv tix req

6/2, 8:30 PM smoldering Detroit noir soul band Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Baby’s All Right, $12

6/2-3, 9:30 PM lyrical, intense tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger records a live album at 55 Bar with Jason Palmer – trumpet; ; Kim Cass – bass; Ian Froman – drums, $10

6/2, 10 PM high-voltage Japanese Romany/circus-rock/oldtime swing band Kagero at Shrine. 6/4, 9 PM they’re at at Fontana’s for $10. Then they’re at the Way Station on 6/5 at 10 for free.

6/3, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6: Vicky Chow, piano; Jennifer Choi, violin; Michael Nicolas, cello play John Zorn trios at the Miller Theatre, free

6/3, 7 PM sitar virtuoso Subroto Roy Chowdhury plays classic Hindustani ragas at the Rubin Museum of Art, $25

6/3, 8 PM Intense, soaring singer/pianist Anna Winthrop, cellist Kirin McElwain and flutist Emma Davis play their individualistic, windswept, cinematic jazz-inflected art-rock at Drom, $10

6/3-4, 9:30 PM a rare but not necessarily low-key duo show with pianist Gerald Clayton and saxophonist Ben Wendel at Mezzrow, $20

6/3, 10 PM creepy noir chamberpop crooner Jon DeRosa – the missing link between Scott Walker and Mark Sinnis – at St. Vitus

6/3, 10 PM guitarishly brilliant retro soul band Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

6/3, 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, $12 adv tix rec

6/3, 11 PM the Underarrestimates channel classic Booker T and Meters instrumental soul grooves at the Way Station

6/4, 2 PM-ish La La Brooks, former original lead singer of badgirl doo-wop legends the Crystals at a block party at 47-51 33rd St, Long Island City, free

6/4, 6-9 PM art-rocker Alexander Hacke‘s ecologically-themed soundtrack Transflexion: Net of Mirrors accompanies six visual artists’ projections at Made in NY Media Center, 30 John St, Dumbo, free. There will also be projections by other video artists screened outdoors at the corner of Anchorage and Pearl starting at dusk.

6/4-7, 7 PM with a 2 PM matinee on 6/7, drummer Eve Sicular and her exhilaring, multistylistic band Metropolitan Klezmer perform her ever-more-relevant, musically rich musical theatre piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files at Here, west of 6th Ave. past the park just south of Spring St.,, $25/20 stud/srs

6/4, 7 PM highly regarded highway rock and alt-country road warriors the Barr Bros. and the Felice Bros. at Red Hook Park, free

6/4, 7 PM droll, witty, Monk-influenced jazz pianist Joel Forrester – of the Microscopic Septet – at Spectrum

6/4, 8 PM dark, charismatic, mischieviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

6/4, 8/10 PM intense, historically-informed third-stream pianist Bobby Avey leads a very solid quartet with John O’Gallagher – alto sax; Thomson Kneeland – bass; Jordan Perlson – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15 first set, $10 second

6/4, 8 PM a rare solo show by rising star guitarist/singer Camila Meza followed by pianist Jarrett Cherner with Aidan Carroll & Colin Stranahan at the Firehouse Space, $10

6/4, 8 PM intense, lyrically brilliant Americana/soul/janglerock tunesmith Matt Keating at Hifi Bar. 6/7 he’s at the small room at the Rockwood at 9

6/4, 8 PM oldtime Americana maven Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, who may well be the most talented multi-instrumetalist in all of NYC, at Lucille’s, $10

6/4, 9 PM pianist Russell Rinker and his jazz combo back up the original freak folk cult singer, Brute Force and his daughter Lilah Freedland in a joint Serge Gainsbourg/Brigitte Bardot tribute at Le Baron, 32 Mulberry St., free

6/4, 9:15 PM intense acoustic art-rock/folk noir songwriter/chanteuse/force of nature Larkin Grimm at Matchless, $8

6/4, 10 PM the postpunk band that invented the genre, Wire at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/4, 10ish edgy, catchy, occasionally new wave tinged janglerocker Josh Berwanger and his band at Shea Stadium

6/4, 10:30 PM noir-inspired alto saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads a quartet with Dan Aran – drums , Tadataka Unno – piano , Dave Baron – bass at Smalls

6/4,. 11 PM an interesting, unexpected kind of twinbill: edgy, purposefuljazz guitarist Tom Csatari and original front-porch folk purist Joanna Sternberg at the Manhattan Inn in Greepoint, free

6/4, midnight tuneful, biting alto saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum leads an explosive Quartet with Josh Roseman, Will Bernard and Justin Brown at Nublu

6/4 the Budos Band/Antibalas twinbill at Highline Ballroom is sold out. Big surprise: it was free – while it lasted.

6/5-6, sets at 7, 9 and 11 PM paradigm-shifting Romany jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel leads an all-star Romany jazz group playing a tribute to Django Reinhardt at Joe’s Pub, $30

6/5, 7 PM Jeffrey Milarsky conducts a NY Philharmonic chamber ensemble in a a Japan-focused program with works by Takemitsu, Messiaen, and Dai Fujikura and a U.S. premiere by Misato Mochizuki at the Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $25

6/5, 7 PM hot oldtimey swing band Svetlana & the Delancey Five in front of the TKTS booth at Times Square – let’s show the tourists who runs this town, huh!

6/5, 7 PM the Doc Wallace Trio play jazzy Texas-style fiddling and swing.tunes at Spectrum

6/5, 7:30 PM pensive Americana/janglerock guy/girl duo the Perennials – like a more chamberpoppy Low – followed by multistylistic, charismatic jazz badass bassist/singer Kate Davis and her combo at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

6/5, 8 PM melancholy acoustic Americana cover song specialists the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn – a Spanking Charlene side project – at Sidewalk

6/5, 8 PM tuneful, eclectic Uruguayan saxophonist Florencia Gonzalez leads her Candombe Project at Shrine

6/4, 8ish the Funky Dawgz Brass Band followed by exuberant New Orleans gospel/funk trombonist/shouter Glen David Andrews at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

6/5, 8:15 PM guitar-fueled postpunk/dreampop rockers Lazyeyes followed by wry, jangly, retro 60s psychedelic popsters Gringo Star at the Knitting Factory, $10

6/5, 8:30 PM intense, lyrically brilliant, quirky female-fronted two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at the Pyramid, $10

6/5, 9 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play their torchy oldschool soul and groove music at the small room at the Rockwood

6/5, 9 PM the high-energy, oldtimey Dirty Waltz Project at the Jalopy, $10

6/5, 9 PM hard-hitting female-fronted psychedelic guitar power trio Devi plays two sets at the Lincoln Inn, 13 Lincoln St. in Jersey City, free. Lead singer/guitarist Debra Devi will read from her hilarious Devil’s Dictionary of the blues, Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu in between sets

6/5, 9;30 PM ageless, corrosively lyrical glamrock icon Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix req

6/5-6, 10:30 edgy, tuneful pianist David Kikoski leads a quartet with Seamus Blake – tenor sax, Boris Kozlov – bass , Ari Hoenig – drums at Smalls

6/5, 10:30 PM eclectic new wave/oldtimey/torchy duo Sarabande at Spin, $10

6/5, 11 PM wild, crazy, high-voltage string-driven art-rock/psychedelic band Someone You Can Xray at Desmond’s. Want a listing for your band here? It’s all about the branding, folks!

6/5, midnight 70s political funk legend, keyboardist and Gil Scott-Heron collaborator Brian Jackson at Nublu

6/6-7 create your own art posters from art materials and supplies available for everyone. the Black Lives Matter art show on Governor’s Island as part of the annual Figment art extravaganza there.

6/6, noon, free performances by avant improvisers including thingNY at the Grattan Street Performance Block Party at Bushwick Open Studios, Grattan St. between Bogart St. and Morgan Ave., L to Morgan Ave., with Oxygen Ensemble, Jeff Young’s Magical Kingdom of Dust, New Thread Quartet + Luke Schwarz, Naked Roots Conducive and Cacaw.

6/6. 2 PM the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony plus works by Copland and Verdi at NJPAC in Newark, five minuts from the Path train, tix $10 and up! Then that night at 8 PM they play an all-Beethoven program: the Coriolan Overture, Emperor Piano Concerto with soloist Marc-Andre Hamelin and then the Fifth Symphony, a bill which repeats at 3 PM the following day 6/7. $20 and up seats avail.

6/6. 3ish Moroccan trance-funk grooves with the Innove Gnawa Band outdoors at Union Pool, free. They’re also at the Way Station on 6/10 at 10.

6/6, 3 PM-ish, Soviet Georgian music/dance ensemble the Dancing Crane Company perform rousing material from their native land and Ukraine on the Coney Island Boardwalk – where, just follow your ears

6/6, 4 PM-ish trumpeter Roy Hargrove and band at Central Park Summerstage. Get there early since the 90s opening act is popular.

6/6, 4 PM ish massive horn-fueled latin ska band Los Skarroneros at Grand Victory, $10

6/6, 7 PM Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band play their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

6/6,  7 PM the indie classical world’s go-to pianist, Lisa Moore, plays new works by Kate Moore (US premiere), Stephen Cabell (world premiere), John Luther Adams, and Chris Rogerson (NY premieres) at the DiMenna Center, $20

6/6, 8 PM Mexican night at Barbes with energetic acoustic Veracruz-style folk-punk band Radio Jarocho followed at 10 by Sinaloa-style mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos

6/6, 8 PM former stars of Rodeo Bar, bassist Heidi Lieb’s trio  the Lonesome Prairie Dogs play all sorts of vintage C&W at the Way Station

6/6, 8:30 PM cellist Daniel Levin and violist Mat Maneri chop and slash it up at I-Beam, $15

6/6, 8:15 PM intense, soaring singer/pianist Anna Winthrop and cellist Kirin McElwain play their individualistic, windswept, cinematic jazz-inflected art-rock at Caffe Vivaldi

6/6, 8:30 PM Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab leads her eclectic, psychedelic, trancey band with harp, keys and flute playing the album release show for her new one at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec

6/6, 9ish a gathering of freedom fighters against gentrification with music by hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes and ska vets the Rocksteady 7 at Hank’s

6/6 Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly four-band surf rock show at Otto’s begins at 9 with the cinematic, Morricone-inspired Derangers, the Weisstronauts at 10, 9th Wave – who are surpassed only by Dick Dale among currently active original surf bands – and the Tsunambots at around midnight.

6/6, 9 PM fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems with Hannah vs. the Many followed by a reunion of hilarious, sardonically careening glam/party band Haley Bowery & the Manimals at Rock Shop, $10

6/6, 9 PM deep two-trombone dub reggae and Afrobeat grooves with Super Hi-Fi at Bar Chord

6/6, 9 PM slinky, carnivalesque Romany/Mediterranean band Dodo Orchestra at Shrine

6/6, 9 PM irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Freddy’s

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

6/6, 10 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at 68 Jay St. Bar

6/6, 10 PM creepy, theatrical female-fronted noir cabaret/circus rock band Orphan Jane at the Delancey

6/6. 10 PM funny, explosive oldschool style punk rockers the Live Ones at the Gutter in Williamsburg

6/6, 10 PM a rare solo show by the sharp, wryly literate, amusing, John Prine-influenced Joe Maynard of Maynard & the Musties at Sidewalk

6/6, 10ish catchy, sardonically jangly, lo-fi soul-rockers Larry & the Babes – sort of a more tuneful, less punk version of Clear Plastic Masks – at Aviv

6/6, 11 PM newschool garage rockers the Mystery Lights at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec

6/6, 11 PM the All Night Chemists – who blend a tuneful, gritty 90s NYC gutter blues vibe with Stonesy growl and some glam – at the Way Station

6/7, 10 AM (AM – not a joke) the earliest show to ever be listed on this calendar, purist bluegrass/Americana songwriter Vincent Cross at Caffe Vivaldi. Hey, if you’re in the neighborhood, they serve really strong espresso there.

6/7, 4 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Skinny Dennis. They’re back here on the 21st, same time. Also on 6/27 they’re at Hill Country Brooklyn at 8 and then on 6/28 at 6 they’re outdoors in the backyard at LIC Bar

6/7. 4:30 PM tuneful, epically cinematic Argentine jazz pianist Emilio Solla and his mighty octet La Inestable de Brooklyn at Smalls

6/7, 5ish intense, eclectic, Middle Eastern-tinged afropop singer Angelique Kidjo at Central Park Summmerstage, best to get there at 3 when the gates open

6/7, 6ish oldschool soul crooner/Daptone rediscovery Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Corona Park in Queens

6/7, 7 PM boisterous oldtimey trombonist/uke player J. Walter Hawkes and friends feat special guests torch singer/uke player Daria Grace and Pat Irwin outdoors in the backyard at LIC Bar

6/7, 7:30 PM kinetic vibraphone jazz trio (and David Bowie reinventors) the Wee Trio at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/7, 7:30ish Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel leads a Romany guitar band with a bunch of indigenous guitarists TBA at Barbes

6/7, 8 PM iconic AACM composer and tersely, majestically blues-inspired trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith performs with his Golden Quartet with pianist Anthony Davis, bassist John Lindberg and drummer Pheeroan akLaff at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave (Lincoln/St. John’s Pl), Park Slope, $20/$15 stud.

6/7-8, 9 PM southwestern gothic/desert psychedelia cult heroes Calexico at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/7, 9 PM two opposite approaches to swing: the cool, low-key Ted Hefko & the Thousandaires at 9 followed eventually at 11 by the boisterous, oldtimey female-fronted Swingaroos at the big room at the Rockwood

6/7 Canadian Indian musicians on their annual Red Ride Tour at the Cameo Gallery

6/8, 5:30 PM a seven-piece chamber ensemble from Music From China perform an eclectic mix of traditional Chinese and contemporary classical music, with Chen Yi’s CMA commissioned work “Three Dances from China South” along with traditional tunes on the upper terrace at Bryant Park, free

6/8, 8 PM the Wet Ink Large Ensemble plays new works by Mahir Cetiz, David Franzson, Sam Pluta and Katherine Young at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

6/8, 9 PM not as bad a segue as you might think: propulsive, fun Asheville punkgrass band Clyde’s on Fire followed at 10 by psychedelic hard funk band Orange Burn at the Way Station

6/8, 9 PM hard-hitting funk/Afrobeat band Shelley Nicole’s Blakbushe at Bowery Electric, $10

6/8, 9:30 PM pianist Geoffrey Keezer and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen at Mezzrow, $20. He’s there the following night in a duo with saxophonist Steve Wilson

6/8, 10::30 PM drummer Ari Hoenig leads a swinging nonet at Smalls

6/8, 9:30 PM awesome low-register original vintage-style Cuban groove band Gato Loco – with bass and baritone sax, baritone guitar, bass and drums – at Barbes

6/8, 10 PM intense, eclectic jazz violinist/composer Zach Brock leads his group at 55 Bar

6/8, 11ish psychedelic, dub-inflected tenor saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin leads a new sax/bass/drums trio on his home turf at Nublu

6/9, 5ish popular, occassionally haunting all-female oldtime Americana harmony trio Della Mae in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

6/9, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival with free admission at several institutions: he Metropolitan Museum of Art; Neue Galerie New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; The Jewish Museum; The Museum of the City of New York; El Museo del Barrio; and the Africa Center

6/9, 6:30 PM highly regarded front-porch folk songwriter Margaret Glaspy out back of the World Financial Center, free

6/9, 7 PM Yotoco, the bastard child of Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra plays a melange of salsa, Afro-Cuban rumba, boleros, and cumbias followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan/Duke Ellington brass band Slavic Soul Party at Barbes.

6/9, 7 PM tuneful, edgy Texas tenor saxophonist Stan Killian and his quartet at 55 Bar

6/9, 7:30 PM highwire klezmer violinist Lisa Gutkin and her Trio, w/tsimbl player Pete Rushefsky & Remy Yulzari at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/9-14, 8/10 PM multi-reedman Charles Waters plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with a whole slew of collaborators, $15. Lots of good sets: the most intriguing one is the early show on 6/12 with the Constructionburg Festival Orchestra featuring violinist Katie Pawluk playing Steve Dalachinsky’s Porch Music: A Tale of Gentrification

6/9-14, 8/10:30 PM pianist Renee Rosnes leads an interesting quartet with Steve Nelson-vibes, Peter Washington-bass, Bill Stewart-drums at the Vanguard, $30

6/9, 8 PM chanteuse Myriam Phiro and her ensemble perform a Edith Piaf centennial tribute show at Drom, $20

6/9, 8:30 PM state-of-the-art postbop guitarist with intense rhythm section: Will Bernard on guitar with Ben Allison on bass and Allison Miller on drums at the Bar Next Door

6/9, 9 PM intense, atmospheric Russian indie classical/art-rock keyboardist Olga Bell at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

6/9, 9 PM intriguing jazz quartet Old Time Musketry, who blend oldtimey swing, modern bucolic styles and darker, more challenging improvisational sounds at Bar Chord

6/9, 10 PM crystalline-voiced Portland, Maine acoustic Americana chanteuse Caroline Cotter – who moves seamlessly and compellingly between original New England front-porch folk, jaunty Prohibition swing, French chanson and oldtimey/bluegrass stylings – at the third room at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced

6/9, 10 PM edgy female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey – at Silvana

6/9 hilarious faux-French garage/psychedelic rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is both great fun and potently relevant – at Drom

6/10, 6 PM Jiaju Shen (pipa) + Yuda Deng (guitar) play rustic Chinese folk music at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

6/10, 7 PM eclectic, smartly lyrical, entertaining oldtimey/noir cabaret/new wave singer/multi-instrumentalist Lily Frost at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink min. strictly enforced

6/10, 7 PM purist oldschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne at Skinny Dennis

6/10, 7:30 PM the PRISM Quartet – adventurous sax quartet witth intense orchestral bulk and heft – augmented with guests Chris Potter and Ravi Coltrane at Symphony Space, $22

6/10, 8:30 PM crepuscular, lo-fi, intense blues guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson at Arlene’s

6/10, 9 PM Certain General guitarslinger Phil Gammage’s Adventures in Bluesland– whose material spans from Muddy Waters to Elvis to originals – play the album release show for their new one at Lucille’s Bar

6/10, 9:30 PM jamband favorite and Bob Marley reinventor, seven-string guitarist Charlie Hunter with Bobby Previte on drums and the inimitable Curtis Fowlkes on trombone at Joe’s Pub, $20

6/10,. 11 PM bagpipe rockers the Real McKenzies at Bowery Electric, $20

6/11, 7:30 PM, conversation moderated by filmmaker Warrington Hudlin with Rashid Johnson and blaxpliotation icon Melvin Van Peebles followed at 8 by a sreening of Johnson’s new film The New Black Yoga  at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must. After the screening, a performance by Melvin Van Peebles and his twisted soul band, Menage a Trio

6/11, 7:30 PM an all-Lukas Ligeti program of chamber works performed by Ligeti (drums), Daniel Blake (saxophone), Lorna Krier (synthesizer), Eyal Maoz and Grey McMurray (electric guitars), and special guests tba at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St, free but res req to acfny.org. There’s a similar program at 5:30 PM on 6/14 at Roulette for $20/$15 stud/srs

6/11, 8 PM edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band and then Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

6/11, 8 PM intense, smart, tuneful janglerock guitarist/bandleader Jennifer O’Connor at Hifi Bar, free. Catch her here before you have to pay big bucks to see her on the Neko Case tour later this summer.

6/11, 8 PM edgy improvisers: microtonal tenor sax man Noah Kaplan and his Trio, Dafna Naphtali and Jen Baker, and Iktus Percussion at Trans-Pecos, $8

6/11, 8 PM a League of Composers ensesmble led by conductors Louis Karchin and Scott Voyles perform a world premieres by Morris Rosenzweig, a U.S. premiere by Kaija Saariaho, a NY premiere by David Felder and Irving Fine’s twistedly immortal Notturno for Strings and Harp at the Miller Theatre, $20/$10 stud/srs

6/11, 8:30 PM a rare US appearance by exhilarating Budapest Romany/circus rock/reggae/dub band Irie Maffia at Drom, free!

6/11, 8:30 PM wickedly tuneful, smart postbop tenor sxophonist Tom Tallitsch with Art Hirahara on keys and Mark Ferber on drums at the Bar Next Door

6/11, 9 PM kick-ass guitar-and-organ-fueled original psychedelic garage rockers  the Electric Mess followed by trash-garage guitar maven Palmyra Delran at Hank’s, note $8 cover

6/11, 10 PM irresistibly fun, psychedelic, period-perfect 60s sunshine pop revivalist Jacco Gardner at Rough Trade, $12 adv tix rec

6/11, 9 PM torchy oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Radegast Hall

6/11, midnight clarinet-fueled, explosively electric instrumentalists the NY Gypsy All-Stars at Nublu

6/12, 7 PM devious, charismatic, subversive comedic songwriter Killy Dwyer at the Delancey, $8

6/12-13, 7:30/9:30 PM the JD Allen Trio – this era’s most exhilarating, intense tenor sax group – at Minton’s, $25 at the bar

6/12, 7:30ish catchy retro 60s garage rock/Merseybeat band the Dolly Spartans at Muchmore’s, $5

6/12, 8 PM magical, ethereal, enveloping sound sculptures by Lesley Flanigan with additional vocalists Pamela Stein Lynde, Elizabeth Munn, and Pamela Martinez, utilizing Flanigan’s own custom-made speakers and mixers at Roulette

6/12, 8 PM compellingly low-key janglerock band and Hem spinoff Little Silver followed by moody acoustic soundtrack ensemble the Inner Banks at Rock Shop, $10

6/12, 8:30 PM popular bluegrass road warrilrs James Reams & the Barnstormers at the Jalopy, $10

6/12, 9 PM Laura Cantrell – arguably this era’s most compelling, magically clear-voiced female oldschool country artist – at Bowery Electric, $12

6/12, 9 PM Sean Kershaw side project the Serpentones play “hi octane Brooklyn honkytonk” at Bar Chord

6/12, 10 PM this era’s greatest cinematic noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes; 6/19 they’re at Sunny’s in Red Hook, same time

612, 10 PM the New York Chillharmonic – vocalist/composer Sara McDonald’s lush, third-stream 17 piece big band with string quartet – squeeze into at Pete’s

6/12,.10 PM deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band at Sunny’s

6/12, 10 PM powerhouse bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote playing their funk and Afrobeat-influenced grooves at Silvana. She’s also at the Way Station at 10 on 6/20

6/13, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) –reinvent classic and obscure Satie chamber pieces as well as rare compositions by his obscure contemporaries – at Barbes

6/13, 6 PM a free outdoor concert featuring surviving members of 70s latin soul legends the Ghetto Brothers with special guest, jazz drummer Bobby Sanabria at BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niné Blvd. in the Bronx,

6/13, 7 PM wild, phantasmagorical Romany/circus rock band Caravan of Thieves at the big room at the Rockwood, $15

6/13, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff and his trio at Terra Blues

6/13. 7:30 PM panist Weiyin Chen plays Schubert’s G Major Sonata D. 894, the Bartok Sonata, and a world premiere by Marc Neikrug at Subculture

6/13, 8 PM the eclectic, intense Aliya Cycon Project play Arabic music from seven continents (count ’em!) from their auspicious debut release We Will Be Light at Alwan for the Arts, $15

6/13, 8 PM drummer Paal Nilssen-Love‘s explosive, darkly crescendoing, Nordic-tinged eleven-piece improvisational jazz group at First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont St in Brooklyn Heights, 2/3 to Clark St., $15/$12 stud.

6/13, 8 PM Marta Hernández (aka Mar Salá) plays her acoustic flamenco rock followed eventually at 10 by the totally punk, oldschool 60s style Viva Vallenato Badass Acccordion Band at the Way Station

6/13, 8 PM adventurous, fun, quirky female-fronted psychedelic pop duo Robin’s Egg Blue at Pete’s

6/13, 8 PM the catchy, jangly Big Star-ish Nu-Sonics at Hank’s

6/13, 8 PM individualistic guitarist Alyse Lamb’s slashing, jaggedly catchy minimalist band Eula at Palisades, $15

6/13, 8:30 PM sardonically funny Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk

6/13, 9 PM savage, macabre,cinematic noir jazz band Beninghove’s Hangmen at Bar Chord

6/13, 9 PM the funky, jangly female-fronted Aron Blue and the Bootleggers, torchy intense southwestern gothic songwrite Julia Haltigan and her excellent band and Jack Grace’s hilarious Van Hayride – who play C&W-flavored covers of cheesy metal and 70s rock hits – at the Bell House, $10

6/13, 9ish check out this insanely awesome global klezmer/Balkan lineup: clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, Klezmer Kapelye, Psoy Korolenko (co-leader of Oy Division), Vanya Zhuk and then the mysterious “Billy’s band” at Paperbox in Bushwick, $18

6/13, 9 PM Moon Hooch – 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 – at Bowery Ballroom, $15

6/13, 10ish psychedelic, hard-hitting metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Mehanata

6/13, 10 PM Mississippi fiddler Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters at 68 Jay St. Bar

6/13, 10 PM Crucial Bridge & the Inity Band play roots reggae at Shrine

6/13, 10:30 PM tenor sax powerhouse Ralph Bowen leads a no-nonsense, tuneful postbop quartet with Donald Edwards – drums , Jim Ridl – piano , Kenny Davis – bass at Smalls

6/13, midnight all-female UK lo-fi/punk/garage band Pins – sort of like the bastard child of the early Go Go’s and Wire – at Rough Trade, $12 adv tix rec

6/14, 2:30 PM it’s Choralfest at Symphony Space: a marathon of choirs including Angelica, C4 Choral Composer-Conductor Collective, Chameleonic, Connecticut Chamber Choir, Empire City Men’s Chorus, Ghostlight, Voices of Gotham, New Amsterdam Singers, Riverside Church Inspirational Choir, The Canticum Novum Singers, The New York Virtuoso Singers and Zamir Chorale sing works from across the centuries, free, early arrival advised.

6/14, 3 PM organist Stephen Rumpf and cellist Benjamin Larsen play Robert Sirota’s Easter Canticles at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place, Park Slope, any train to Grand Army Plaza and walk downhill, free

6/14, 4 PM NYC’s only black bluegrass band – who also happen to be one of NYC’s best bluegrass and oldtime Americana crews – the Ebony Hillbillies at Betsy Head Park in Brooklyn

6/14 at the Silent Barn, free before 5 PM, $8 after, an excellent, noisy multiple-band bill, most liklely short sets from Surfbort, Sweet John Bloom, the awesomely shapeshifting Parlor Walls, Psychic Blood, Jason Victor’s searing Skull Practitioners, Austin Sley Julian of the Sediment Club, Youth Expire, Heaven’s Gate, Conduct and Annie Blech from Palberta

6/14, 7 PM the Dorothy Parker of piano-based chamber pop: Dawn Oberg at Freddy’s. 6/15 she’s at the Rockwood at 6.

6/14, 7 PM hammered dulcimer player/composer Dan Joseph‘s lush, string-driven third-stream classical/minimalist ensemble at Barbes

6/14, 7 PM Mexican son jarocho folk legend Zenen Zeferino and band at the Jalopy, $10

6/14, 7 PM the NJ Symphony Orchestra plays Weber’s Overon Overture, Mozart’s Overture for Flute and Harp and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 at NJPAC in Newark, five minutes from the Path train, tix $20 and up

6/14, 7:30 PM subversively hilarious cabaret personality/chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite leads an all-star chamber-rock band playing her twistedly brilliant Marianne Faithfull parody/homage at Joe’s Pub, $15

6/14, 7:30 PM NYC’s original, iconic first klezmer punks, the Klezmatics with Neil Sedaka – no, not a joke – at the World Financial Center, free. Maybe ole Neil’s given up on camp and decided to get serious…or maybe the Klezmatics are all out of the closet now. You decide.

6/14, 8 PM Russian roots reggae legends Jah Divizion – don’t laugh, they’re good – at the Delancey, $20

6/14, 8 PM smart, tuneful, soulful oldschool blues/soul singer/multi-instrumentalist Lola Johnson at Sidewalk

6/14, 9 PM haunting, dusky, jangly southwestern gothic rock band And the Wiremen followed by a rare solo show by charismatic ghoulabilly/retro rock monster Reid Paley upstairs at 2A

6/14, 9 PM obscenely hilarious, ferocious, surprisingly eclectic punk/powerpop band Custard Wally at Otto’s

6/14, 9 PM state-of-the-art newschool psychedelia with the Middle Eastern-tinged Zola Jesus at Warsaw, $25

6/14, 10 PM the timeless Sun Ra Arkestra, with the timeless Marshall Allen and his freaky EWI horn – at Rough Trade, $18 adv tix rec

6/15, 7 PM weird segues, good triplebill: singing cellists the Whiskey Girls, energetic acoustic Veracruz-style folk-punk band Radio Jarocho and creepy, Lynchian noir/circus rock songwriter Miwa Gemini at Branded Saloon

6/15, 7 PM edgy, torchy, multicultural Jewish singer Vira Lozinsky and her klezmer combo at Joe’s Pub, $18; followed at 9 PM ($18 separate admission) by Japan’s foremost klezmer band, Jinta-la-Mvta

6/15, 7 PM indie classical chamber stars Now Ensemble play the album release show for their new one Dreamfall feat. works by Scott Smallwood, Mark Dancigers, John Supko, Nathan Williamson, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Andrea Mazzariello at the Greene Space, $20 includes a drink

6/15, 8 PM one of the year’s best triplebills at HiFi Bar on Ave. A (the old Brownies):Elvis Costello-esque underground powerpop heroes Lazy Lions‘ soulful frontman Jim Allen,  indie pop mastermind and Mascott frontwoman Kendall Jane Meade, and this era’s most erudite, tuneful NYC tunesmith, Ward White with violinist to the stars Claudia Chopek.

6/15, 8 PM the world’s most adventurous indie classical string quintet, Sybarite5 at Bryant Park, free, as part of the Chamber Music America New Music Marathon

6/15, 8 PM a screening of the ferociuosly relevant, elegaic anti-gentrification documentary Sound & Chaos: The Story Of BC Studio followed by a performance by legendary producer/dark psychedelic rocker Martin Bisi and his band at the Film Society of Lincoln Center amphitheatre, $10

6/15, 8 PM a chamber subset of the NY Philharmonic plays a Carl Nielsen 150th birthday show with his Wind Quintet and String Quartet No. 1 at Subculture, $25 adv tix rec

6/15, 8 PM the Ureuk Symphony Orchestra plays Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony plus works by Weber, Franck, Haydn and Mozart at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

6/15, 9:30 PM Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff –at Barbes

6/16, 6 PM singer Polina Shepherd and clarinet titan Merlin Shepherd jam out haunting old klezmer themes with pianist Jed Distler at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20; 6/17 at 8 they team up with Klezmatics frontman/accordionist Lorin Sklamberg at Barbes, playing for the tip jar

6/16, 6:30 PM soaring, brilliant singer Magda Giannikou’s lush, sweeping, pan-Mediterranean art-rock/chamber pop/jazz group Banda Magda out back of the World Financial Center, free

6/16, 7 PM dramatic, classically-tinged klezmer chanteuse Lucette van den Berg and her band at Joe’s Pub, $18; followed at 9 ($18 separate admission) by the riveting, intense, politically brilliant Jewish art-rocker Daniel Kahn and his group.

6/16, 7 PM quirky, comedic, woodwind-driven indie classical/art-rock/art-song ensemble Little King followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan/Duke Ellington brass band Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

6/16, 7 PM Avremi Gourarie leads an allstar ensemble backing current-day cantorial and Yiddish singing stars Avraham Fried, Netanel Hershtik, Yanky Lemmer, Joseph Malovany, Lipa Schmeltzer and Zusha at Central Park Summerstage, order of acts unknown but it doesn’t really matter, they’re all good.

6/16, 7:30 PM dance leader Avia Moore, while colorful drummer Aaron Alexander leads his Klezmer Kapelye with Jordan Hirsch, Patty Farrell & the Workshop Klezmorim at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/16, 8 PM intense, moody electroacoustic composer Sabisha Friedberg presents a live mix of the third and final movement of her melancholy suite The Hant Variance at Walker Space, 55 Walker St. in Tribeca, $10/$8 stud or $30 gets you show admission plus a double gatefold vinyl copy of the album!

6/16-21, 8/10 PM crooner Theo Bleckmann plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with a variety of interesting projects., $15 Choice pick: the late set 6/19, a duo performance of old Weimar songs with pianist Rob Schwimmer.

6/16, 8 PM haunting, tersely introspective pianist/singer Noa Fort – who mashes up moody Middle Eastern sounds, classical and jazz improvisation at Silvana

6/16, 8 PM the North/South Consonance Ensemble perform chamber and vocal music from across the Americas by Edmund Cionek, Dinos Constantinides, Max Lifchitz, and William Ortiz at Christ and St Stephen’s Churchm 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free

6/16, 9 PM cinematic jazz saxophonist Joshua Kwassman leads his group playing the album release show for his new one at Subculture, $15

6/16, 9:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls.

6/16, 9:30 PM a lush, intense album release show by chanteuse Chris McNulty and her all-star chamber jazz band – pianist John Di Martino, guitarist Paul Bollenback, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, drummer Matt Wilson – at 54 Below, 254 W 54th St, $25

6/16, 10 PM the explosively enveloping hard groove Colin Stetson/Sarah Neufeld duo at Bowery Ballroom, $15

6/17, 7 PM trombonist John Yao’s 17-Piece Instrument – one of the most distinctive and enjoyable large jazz ensembles out there – play the album release show for their new one at Shapeshifter Lab

6/17.,7:30 PM lyrical jazz pianist Christian Sands leads his trio at Ginny’s Supper Club uptown, $15; note that his late show that night is sold out

6/17, 8 PM a rare Hungarian twinbill with two exhilarating Romany/folk/circus rock bands: Glass House Orchestra with trumpet legend Frank London & Muzsikás at the Skirball Ctr, 566 LaGuardia Pl. just south of the park, expensive ($36) but worth it.

6/17, 8 PM NYC’s original marching brass band, the eclectic Balkan/New Orleans/kitchen sink Hungry March Band at Matchless

6/17-18, 8/10 PM bassist Eric Revis leads a trio with pianist Kris Davis and drummer Gerald Cleaver. Lots of space, tension, push-pull and lively creations out of thin air, at the Jazz Gallery, $22

6/17, 8 PM bassist-composer Eivind Opsvik with his rocking quintet Overseas, featuring Tony Malaby, Brandon Seabrook, Jacob Sacks & Kenny Wollesen.at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village, $15/$12 stud

6/17, 9 PM German klezmer crooner Karsten Troyke with violinist Daniel Weltlinger and pianist Zalmen Mlotek at Joe’s Pub, $18

6/17, midnight rustic Brazilian rainforest nocturnes with Forro in the Dark at Nublu

6/18, noon fiery, erudite pianist/bandleader Arturo O’Farrrill leads an Afro-Cuban flavored jazz sextet at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave and 10th St., free

6/18, 6 PM atmospheric chanteuse Emilie Lesbros plays the closing night of Andrea Galvan’s allusively apocalyptic, heliocentric multimedia exhibition at Art in General, 79 Walker St. in Tribeca, then beams herself somehow to Sidewalk where she’s playnig her edgy blues-inspired, politically infused songs solo on guitar show at 7:45 as her alter ego Miss Elie Sorbsel

6/18. 7 PM exhilarating klezmer clarinet-piano duo Merlin & Polina Shepherd at Joe’s Pub, $18; followed at 9 (separate $18 admission) by the riotously funny, stampediing, accordion-and-violin-fueled klezmer punk band Golem

6/18, 7 PM oldschool honkytonk band the Honeycutters and the Hillbenders – whose latest album is a hilarious bluegrass version of the Who’s Tommy – followed eventually at 10:30 by similarly comedic, sardonic oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

6/18, 7 PM powerhouse organist Christopher Houlihan plays works by Bach, Brahms, Vierne and Leo Sowerby at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 9th Avenue at 28th St, sugg don

6/18, 7 PM the release concert for klezmer/Ukrainian music mavens Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty‘s new album Night Songs from a Neighboring Village at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $15/$10 stud/srs

6/18, 7 PM intense punk classical/art-rock cellist/singer Leah Coloff at Sidewalk

6/18, 8 PM the NY Phil plays Stravinsky’s Petroushka plus works by Ravel, Berlioz and Saint-Saens on the lawn in Central Park, enter at 7 nd St. and Central Park West, free, get there early. The program repeats on 6/19 at 8 in Prospect Park

6/18-21, 8/10 PM octogenarian South African jazz piano legend Abdullah Ibrahim at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

6/18, 8 PM quartet guitar jazz with the New West Guitar Group with guest singers Gretchen Parlato, Sarah Gazarek and Peter Eldridge at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/18, 8:30 PM wow – a baritone saaxophonist with just a rhythm section, and a really good one, how cool is that? Brian Landrus with Lonnie Plaxico on bass and Billy Hart on drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

6/18, 9 PM the Strung Out String Band play hi-energy oldtime Appalachian tunes at Bar Chord

6/18. 9 PM balmy, sardonically individualistic vocal jazz stylist Dorian Devins and her trio at at Bar Thalia adjecent to Symphony Space, free

6/18, 10 PM the Letter Yellow – who blend swirly spacerock, catchy janglerock and some funkier stuff – play their tuneful blend of spacerock, psychedelia and funk at the Cameo Gallery

6/18 10:30ish catchy psychedelic pop band Summer Fiction – who blend Big Star jangle and balmy Zombies tunefulness – play the album release show for their long-awaited new one at Union Hall, $12

6/18, 11ish the magically haunting, soaring all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Nublu

6/18, 11 PM high voltage newgrass/country blues jamband Buckeye Rooster at the Way Station

6/19, 6 PM Max ZT (hammered dulcimer) + Moto Fukushima (bass) – two thirds of rippling, psychedelic instrumentalists House of Waters – at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

6/19, 6:30 PM sitar virtuoso Krishna Mohan Bhatt with Nitin Mitta on the tabla and Camilla Celin on the tanpura.in the (Patti Cadby Birch Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

6/19, 7 PM wild klezmer/Romany/Mexican circus rock mashups with Klezmerson at Joe’s Pub, $18; followed at 9 (separate $18 adm) by eclectic jam-oriented mostly-female klezmer/tango/jazz band Isle of Klezbos

6/19, 7 PM singer Sanjoy Banerjee performs north Indian raga nocturnes with his group at the Rubin Museum of Art, $25

6/19, 7 PM the RT9 Ensemble play Ravel String Quartet, Arvo Part’s Mozart Adagio, and Schumann Piano Quintet. at Spectrum

6/19, 8 PM accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey followed at 10 by the eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts at Barbes

6/19-20, 8/10 PM innovative guitarist/singer Becca Stevens leads a ten-piece pastoral/chamber jazz ensemble with multiple vocals and strings at the Jazz Gallery, $22

6/19, 8 PM Skirl Records night at the Jalopy–trumpeter Arnold Hammerschlag‘s No Face, No Name, flutist Leah Paul‘s Trenza, saxophonist Sean Sonderegger‘s Eat the Air, and bassist Simon Jermyn‘s Trot A Mouse–play a joint albuum release extravaganza at the Jalopy

6/19, 8 PM drummer Antonio Sanchez & Migration w/ Donny McCaslin, John Escreet, Matt Brewer, and Adam Rogers at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

6/19, 9/10:30 PM intense, Middle Eastern-tinged bassist Petros Klampanis leads a chamber jazz outfit including a string quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min

6/19, 9 PM hilarious, guitarishly brilliant, female-fronted honkytonk parody band Trailer Radio at Bar Chord

6/19, 9 PM Gisela Tangui & the Voodoo Cabaret play their darkly percussive hypnotic voodoo salsa and latin jazz grooves at Shrine

6/19, 9 PM unselfconsciously fun, chirpy 60s girlgroup revivalists Pep at Arlene’s

6/19, 9:30 PM tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser leads a high-voltage quintet with Rick Germanson – piano , Willie Jones III – drums , Gerald Cannon – bass , Josh Bruneau – trumpet at Smalls . Fowser is back here on 6/28 at 10:30 playing the album release for his vibraphonist pal Behn Gillece’s reputedly awesome new quintet session

6/19, 11 PM hypnotic, surrealistic Aussie psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard at Bowery Ballroom, $15

6/19, midnight a rare stripped-down duo show by Canadian gothic rocker Lorraine Leckie and blues guitar legend Hugh Pool at Sidewalk

6/19, midnight 90s Brooklyn psychedelic funk legends Groove Collective at Nublu

6/20, 8 AM and continuing through 8 AM on 6/21 – !!!! – a rotating cast of luminaries including but not limited to Eve Beglarian, Jed Distler, Allison Brewster Franzetti, Jeanne Golan, Marija Ilic, James Irsay, Sachiko Kato, Anna Keiserman, Mirna Lekic, Neil Rolnick, Kathleen Supové, Adam Tendler, Isidora Vladic, Nicole Wakabayashi, David Witten and Meng Yang play two “layers” of music performed simultaneously. 1) Serious Immobilities – 840 variations on Erik Satie’s epically circling, creepy Vexations, for piano solo, by Arthur Jarvinen 2) Spineless Dog – variations on Satie’s Vexations, for MIDI keyboard controller, MacIntosh computer and electronics, by Randall Woolf at West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W 86th St. (Amsterdam & Columbus Aves),. free

6/20, 1 and 3 PM rippling, psychedelic hammered dulcimer instrumentalists House of Waters on Governors Island

6/20, 4 PM St. Thomas Church’s extraordinary organist and mussic director John Scott performs the program of works by J.S. Bach that  Felix Mendelssohn once played in 1840 at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, on his home turf at 53rd St./5th Ave, $10 sugg don

6/20, 5 PM pianist Enrique Graf plays music from Uruguay and Russia at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

6/20, 5:30 PM a free baseball-themeed show by Dominican ensemble KumaCarey at BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niné Blvd. in the Bronx

6/20, 6 PM Rebeca Vallejo, vocals; George Dulin, piano; David Silliman, bass play flamenco jazz at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

6/20, 7 PM Dutch klezmer chanteuse Niki Jacobs, aka Nikitov sings classic and obscure Yiddish pop hits with her fiery band at Joe’s Pub, $18; followed at 11:30 (separate $18 adm) by psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman

6/20, 7 PM tromonst Chris Washburne’s Syotos followed at 8 by slinky chanteuse Falu’s Bollywood Orchestra at Highline Ballroom, $20 standing room avail.

6/20, 7:30 PM rustic Brazilian rainforest nocturnes with Forro in the Dark at Prospect Park Bandshell

6/20, 8 PM badass resonator guitarist and delta blues/oldtime hillbilly music maven Mamie Minch & Her Business followed at 10 by cumbia grooves with Chia’s Dance Party at Barbes. Mamie’s also at the Jalopy on 6/26 at 9.

6/20, 8 PM long-rnnning, perennially tuneful janglerockers/powerpopsters Bubble followed eventually at 10 PM legendary/obscure 90s GBV-style dreampop band the Pineapples making a rare reunion appearance at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv ti rec

6/20, 8 PM sassy oldtimey swing and Americana withi Sara Bouchard & the Salt Parade at the Jalopy, sugg don.

6/20, 8:30 PM the Delorean Sisters – who specialize in funny oldtimey acoustic covers of cheesy 80s radio pop – at Hank’s

6/20, 9 PM creepy dark garage/punk soul band the Naked Heroes s at Rock Shop, $10

6/20, 9/10:30 PM guitar slasher Mary Halvorson‘s edgy Thumbscrew trio with bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

6/20,. 9 PM drummer Billy Mintz and the ten-piece 2 Bass Band lay the album release show for their new live one at Smalls

6/20, 111ish the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass stylings of the Underground Horns at Nublu

6/21, noon the well-loved annual avant garde Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center, free, get there early if you want a seat.

6/21, starting at 1 PM how would you like to make a record, even if you can’t afford studio time? Today you can! Found Sound Nation have set up fourteen portable recording studios around town, recording people first come first served til 4 PM for free! Engineers and producers will be at locations including Trans-Pecos, the World Financial Center, and 101 Ave. D as well as at spots in the Bronx, Harlem, Williamsburg and elsewhere.

6/21, 2 PM Quintet of the Americas plays Carl Maultsby’s Middle Passage-themed The Journey, Valerie Coleman’s Afro-Cuban Suite, plus works by Barbara Harbach and William Grant Still at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 204 W. 134th St east of ACP Blve., 2/3 to 135th St., free

6/21, 4:30 PM the intense, occasionally Middle Eastern-tinged fifteen piece Eyal Vilner Big Band at Smalls

6/21 a 90s ska triplebill on the Rocks Off Concerrt Cruise with Slow Children, the Voodoo Glow Skulls and Mephiskapheles aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7:30 PM, sailing at 8 PM from the pier behind the heliport at 23r d St. and the East River, $25 adv tix avail. at the office next door or the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

6/21, 8 PM the ageless, lefty king of the surf guitar, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $25

6/22, 8 PM singer Amirtha Kidambi leads her sax/bass/drums quartet playing circular Sufi grooves and crushing free improvisation at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

6/22, 9 PM ageless, cheery, jangly lo-fi Japanese girlband Shonen Knife at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

6/22, 9:30 PM Colombian bandleader Carolina Oliveros leads her group Bulla En El Barrio playing obscure cumbia and party classics at Barbes

6/22, 10 PM Pistolera frontwoman Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s torchy, slinky, psychedelic downtempo/trip-hop/art-pop band SLV at C’Mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave (Clifton/Greene), Bed-Stuy, G to Classon Ave., $10

6/23, 7 PM Keith Gilyard and Greg Clark discuss moments in the history of jazz when musicians have used their art to address social problems and civic crises in the United States and beyond. These moments include two highly rhetorical musical stage shows: The Real Ambassadors, composed by Dave and Iola Brubeck and Louis Armstrong to critique the US State Department’s use of jazz as a propaganda tool in the Cold War, and Duke Ellington’s My People, composed to mark the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, as well other jazz works that do political critique. at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 104 E. 126th St. just west of Lex, free

6/23, 7 PM magically luminescent partoral jazz group Bryan and the Aardvarks playing material from their highly anticipated second album at Shapeshifter Lab

6/23, 7:30 PM Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show at the Mercury

6/23, 7:30 PM the Knights play Schubert’s 5 German Dances, Arvo Part’s Tabula Rasa, Georgyi Ligeti’s Concert Romanesc, Zhou Long’s Chinese Folk Song Suite and Dvorak’s Czech Suite at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

6/23, 8 PM haunting, intense, wickedly tuneful Nashville gothic songwriter Jessie Kilguss and her band at Bowery Electric, $10

6/23, 8 PM Katya Mihailova, piano plays music of Messiaen, Satie and Josquin)followed by indie classical/art-rock chanteuse/multi-instrumentalist Colleen a.k.a. Cecile Schorr at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/23-28, 8/10 PM cult fave bassist/producer Bill Laswell plays a weeklong stand at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: two duo sets on 6/25, the first with John Zorn, the second just bass and drums with Laswell and Milford Graves.

6/23, 8ish Australian darkwave songstress Wendy Rule at Caffe Vivaldi

6/23, 9 PM wild Austin newgrass/punkgrass band Sour Bridges at Skinny Dennis. 6/24 at 9 they’re at Hill Country Brooklyn and on 6/25 at 8 they’ll be at Bowery Electric for free

6/23, 8:30 PM art-rock/avant garde rocker Olga Bell‘s Krai project at South St. Seaport

6/23, 9 PM eclectic, smartly tuneful jazz guitarist Will Bernard leads his Trio featuring Ches Smith and Devin Hoff at Korzo

6/23 low key but intense African-born acoustic groove songwriter/chanteuse Nneka at the Mercury

6/24, 7/9 PM pyrtechnic latin jazz trumpeter Pete Rodriguez leading a brilliant band featuring Luis Perdomo on piano at Minton’s, $25 bar seats avail.

6/24, 7 PM Chris Potter’s well-liked Underground Orchestra – sort of the cooler prototype for acts like Snarky Puppy – at Madison Square Park

6/24, 8 PM starkly torchy chanteuse Treya, Nashville gothic/ghoulabilly act the Bones of J.R. Jones and 70s disco revivalists the Starlight Girls at Passenger Bar, 229 Roebling St between 2nd and 3rd St in Wiliamsburg, J/M to Marcy Ave, free

6/24, 8 PM enveloping and aggressive experimental works by sound artist Colin Black, Clip Mouth Unit – inspiring, innovative trombonist Jen Baker’s collaboration with singer/composer/sound artist Dafna Naphtali – and the mysterious Derek Baron at Panoply Performance Lab, 104 Meserole St, Bushwick, J/M to Lorimer St.

6/24, 9 PM Lakeside Lounge garage rock supergroup Los Dudes and ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric, $10. They’re also at Beast of Bourbon on 6/27 at 9 for free

6/24-25, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic postbop alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw leads a quartet at Smalls

6/24, 8 PM massive, paradigm-shifting indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth perform works by Caroline Shaw, Wally Gunn and selections from their upcoming album, Render at 28 Liberty Plaza in the financial district, free

6/24, 9ish Balkan bands at Freddy’s: Lauren Brody’s Accordion Bytes, brilliant violin-and-oud duo Megan Gould and Mavrothi Kontanis and possibly special guests

6/24, 11 PM tuneful, sophisticated, oldtime and Americana-influenced acoustic songwriter/chanteuse Shannon Pelcher at the Way Station

6/25, noon guitarist David Moreno & the Odd Morning Quartet mash up classical guitar, blues and jazz at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave and 10th St., free

6/25, 7 PM adventurous indie classical violinist Sarah Plum performs works by Bartok as well as American composers Christopher Adler and Sidney Corbett at Spectrum, $15/$10 stud/srs

6/25, 7 PM the Lox – the 90s Yonkers hip-hop stars, not the nosh – at Corona Park in the Bronx

6/25, 7:30 PM two generations of Americana; banjo player/road warrior Jason Walker followed by Lucinda Williams at Prospect Park Bandshell

6/25, 7:30 PM many, many one-minute works by current-day composers: Kirsten Volness, Rain Worthington, Alon Nechushtan, countless others performed by an electroacoustic ensemble including Lilit Hartunian (violin), Eva Ingolf (electric violin), David Morneau (Gameboy), and Hans Tammen (Blippoo Box) at Gallery MC, (ride the freight elevator to the 8th floor), 549 W 52nd St, between 10th Ave and 11th Ave, $15/$7 stud

6/25, 8 PM devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s.

6/25-27, 8 PM experimental noiserock crew Open House play their new psychedelic Richard Brautigan-inspired sound/light piece at the Kitchen, $15

6/25, 9 PM Parlor Walls – Eula guitarslinger Elyse Lamb’s snarling, catchy, noiserock/postpunk collaboration with drummer/organist Chris Mulligan at Cake Shop. They’re also at Trans-Pecos on 6/26 at 9 opening for no wave sax legend James Chance

6/25, 9ish someday people will say this stuff was classic: wry, entertaining late 90s stye urban country with Uncle Leon‘s Honkytonk Relapse at Hank’s

6/25, 9 PM King Isto’s Tropical String Band play awesomely fun, catchy Hawaiian slack-key guitar music at Bar Chord

6/25, 9 PM roaring Canadian girlpunk/powerpop hitmakers Hunter Valentine at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec

6/25, 11 PM singer Katie Brennan’s wryly retro, period-perfect classic 60s style honkytonk band the Bourbon Express at the Way Station

6/25, 11 PM eclectic jazz and Afrobeat-influenced Pittsburgh funk band Kinetic at Desmond’s. 6/26 they’re at Fontana’s at 8

6/25 drummer Adam Rudolph’s strikingly tuneful, rumblingly improvisational Go Organic Orchestra at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

6/25 Andrew Bird at le Poisson Rouge is sold out . Big surprise.

6/26, 7 M vibaphonist Chris Dingman‘s luminous, hypnotic, gorgeously sweeping project the Subliminal & the Sublime play the album release show for their debut at the Greene Space (he wrote a cool theme that gets a lot of WNYC play, therefore the gig), $15.

6/26, 7 PM live hip-hop at Branded Saloon: Tom Phonic & Jack Wilson represent for the BK with Jumbnled, Butch Dawson and Elon from Baltimore and Billy Pilgrim, Shad Ali and Hubbs from Pittsburgh

6/26-27, 7:30/9:30 PM jazz piano titan Marc Cary ‘s majestic, intense Focus Trio at Minton’s, $15 bar seats avail.

6/26, 8 PM one of the year’s best bills: a subset of mighty all-female Brazilian drum troupe BatalaNYC, massive, intense Balkan crew Veveritse Brass Band, slinky boogaloo band Fulaso and then the explosive Balkan/New Orleans flavored Funkrust Brass Band at Rock Shop, $10

6/26, 8 PM iconic Britfolk guitarist/bandleader/songwriting genius Richard Thompson – who put on a typically transcendent solo show in Newark last month – plays with his electric band at the Town Hall, $35 tix might still be available.

6/26, 8 PM brilliant bassist/singer Felice Rosser’s perennially vital groove band Faith at Sidewalk

6/26-27, 8/10 PM trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson leads an absolutely killer sextet with Steve Lehman – alto saxophone; Brian Settles – tenor saxophone; Matt Mitchell – piano; Mark Helias – bass; Craig Weinrib – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

6/26, 8 PM pianist Ursula Oppens plays Frederic Rzewski Mayn Yingele; Schubert Four Impromptus Op. 90, D. 899; Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90; Conlon Nancarrow Two Canons for Ursula; Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor, Op. 19 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

6/26, 8 PM a rare electroacoustic perfomance by the DaCapo Chamber Players with works by Steve Reich, Thea Musgrave, Mario Davidovsky, Reinaldo Moya and Arthur Krieger, at at the Alvin Ailey Theater, 405 W 55th St, @ 9th Ave, $20/$10 stud/srs

6/26, 9ish slinky, dub-influenced Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

6/26, 9 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka acoustic ?!? at Radegast Hall. Even without amps, they have the energy to drown out the tourists. If you couldn’t afford Gogol Bordello, these guys and girls will hit the spot.

6/26, 9/10:30 PM jazz tuba legend Bob Stewart plays the album release show for his typically lively, droll new one with a chamber jazz-flavored outfit at at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

6/26, 9 PM sick, hilariously satirical Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts play Parton’s new album Blue Smoke in its entirety at Union Hall, $8

6/26, 10 PM shapeshifting, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys  – who put out this blog’s pick for best song of 2014 – at the Way Station

6/26, 10 PM the Doolittle Family play their jangly mix of 60s Laurel Canyon psych-pop and country at Pete’s

6/26, 11 PM whirlwind bouzouki player/guitarist Avram Pengas & the Noga Group at Drom, free

6/26, midnight newschool garage rockers the Mystery Lights followed by Ty Segall acoustic (why acoustic? Doesn’t his signature freakout attack pretty much require electricity?) at Rough Trade, $20 adv tix rec

6/27, 3 PM dancehall reggae hitmakers: Massive B, Bobby Konders & Jabba, Bunji Garlin & Fay Ann Lyons, Gypgian and Maxi Priest at Central Park Summerstage, the line to get in might be out of control so take that into consideration

6/27, 6 PM Venezuelan ice cream rockers (ok, psychedelic, surfy, vallenato-influenced groovemeisters) Los Crema Paraiso and hilarious, kick-ass klezmer punks Golem (the Jewish Gogol Bordello) at South St. Seaport

6/27, 7 PM fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems with Hannah vs. the Many at Arlene’s

6/27, 7:30 PM virtuoso classical guitarist Scott Tennant at the Mannes School of Music 150 W 85th St, $25/$15 stud/srs

6/27. 8 PM Silencio play David Lynch soundtrack works by Angelo Badalamenti and others at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec

6/27, 8 PM trumpeter Ben Holmes and accordionist Patrick Farrell work their klezmer/Balkan/Satie-esque magic at Barbes

6/27, 8 PM the Columbia University Middle Eastern Music Ensemble play traditional material from Syria, Turkey and Iraq plus a new piece by Amir ElSaffar at Alwan for the Arts, $15

6/27, 8 PM an album release show for eclectic, intense composer Lisa Bielawa‘s new album, The Lay of the Love and Death, performed by baritone Jesse Blumberg and pianist Jocelyn Dueck, with violinist Colin Jacobsen; pianist Evelyne Luest also performs Wait for solo piano and drone, at Spectrum, $15

6/27, 8 PM Mark Peskanov, violin; Adrian Daurov, cello; Olga Vinokur, piano play Brahms Sonatensatz in C minor, WoO 2; Beethoven Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1; Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

6/27, 8 PM hard-hitting garge punks the 45 Adapters, oldschool punk Vinny Hooliganz and ska=reggae road warriors the Hub City Stompers at Grand Victory, $10

6/27, 8 PM drummer Devin Gray‘s cleverly shapeshifting Dirigo Rataplan with Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone; Michael Formanek, double-bass; Ralph Alessi, trumpet at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village, $15/$12 stud

6/27 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” with Electric Engine’s wryly lyrical, REM-inspired tunesmith/guitarist Tim Reedy at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free.

6/27, 10:30 PM rustically intense oldtime blues band Fife & Drom at followed eventually at half past midnight by the Carte Blanche Jazz Band playing suave female-fronted continental jazz at the big room at the Rockwood

6/27, 11ish dark 90s cult favorite all-female Boston swamp blues duo Mr. Airplane Man at Hank’s

6/27,  midnight explosive guitar-fueled art-rock jamband Wounded Buffalo Theory play the last-ever show at Trash in the venue’s original Williamsburg location, $10

6/28, 3 PM a riveting Holocaust-themed concert with Sergey Deych (piano), Samuel Katz (violin) and Anya Fidelia (soprano) play music of Jewish composers Bloch, Schulhoff, Lochshin, Weinberg, plus Maurice Ravel’s Kiddush at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

6/28, 3 PM a Catalan triplebill at Central Park Summerstage: inscrutable chanteuse Sílvia Pérez Cruz, scruffy latin chamber pop band La Iaia and slyly catchy circus rock/reggae/Romany band Oques Grasses

6/28, 4 PM Marcus Thompson, viola; Doris Stevenson, piano play Vivaldi Sonata No. 3 in A minor, RV 43; Schubert Sonata in A minor, D. 821, “Arpeggione”; Shostakovich Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147; Weber Andante and Rondo Hungarian at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

6/28, 4:30 PM the George Gee Swing Orchestra squeeze themselves into Smalls

6/28, 6:45 PM Alec Stephen – fiery, dynamic lead guitarist of sardonic 90s indie legends Railroad Jerk – at Sidewalk

6/28, 7:30 PM classical guitar duo Rene Izquierdo and Elina Chekan at the Mannes School of Music 150 W 85th St, $25/$15 stud/srs

6/28, 8 PM Australian guitar improvisor Oren Ambarchi plays a solo set opening for Yo La Tengo – augmented by No Grave Like the Sea bass god Tony Maimone – jamming out Georgia Hubley’s cult favorite Little Black Egg songs, at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St. in Red Hook, $30/$22 stud.

6/28, 7 PM one of the great wits in jazz, alto saxophonist Daniel Bennett and his group – Nat Janoff: guitar; Eddy Khaimovich: bass; Matthew Feick: drums play the album release show for their new one The Mystery At Clown Castle at the Metroppolitan Room, $15

6/29, 7:30 PM Duo Cantabile (Mariano Aguirre [guitar] and Lauri Aguirre [soprano]) featuring special guest guitarist Carlo Valte at the Mannes School of Music, 150 W 85th St, $25/$15 stud/srs

6/29, 8:30 PM soaring, rapturous jazz chanteuse Whitney James with with Pete McCann on guitar and Gregg August on bass at the Bar Next Door, $12

6/28, 9 PM high voltage all-female Americana/newgrass harmony trio Red Molly at City Winery, $18 standing room avail. – possibly their last NYC show for quite a while

6/29-30, 9ish the Melvins- you know them, right?  at Santos Party House, $20

6/30, 7 PM a whole slew of downtown legends: scathing social critic Anthony Haden-Guest, fearlessly political performance art firebomb Penny Arcade, folk noir songwriter Lorraine Leckie and others play Acme Underground, free

6/30, 7:30 PM pianist Simone Dinnerstein and a pickup ensemble play John Adams’ Shaker Loops, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 23 in A and Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

6/30, 7:30 PM virtuoso classical guitarist Jorge Caballero at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave, $20/$10 stud/srs

6/30, 8 PM purist bluegrass/Americana songwriter Vincent Cross followed at 9 by smartly terse, pensive art-rock cellist/singer Patricia Santos at the Way Station

6/30, 9 PM a different side of reedman Ken Thomson that you might not know: leading a sextet on alto sax with Anna Webber, tenor sax;Russ Johnson, trumpet; Jacob Garchik, trombone; Adam Armstrong, bass; EJ Strickland, drums at Korzo

6/30, 9:30 PM intense acoustic punk/soul songwriter Liah Alonso followed by slashing, blues-infused guitarist/songwriter Mallory Feuer’s power trio the Grasping Straws playing the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10

6/30, 9:30 PM the brass-fueled ten-piece Josh Evans Big Band at Smalls

6/30, midnight Jobs play their unhinged, bordering-on-evil noiserock at Baby’s All Right, $10

7/1, 8 PM one of NYC’s most charmingly edgy voices and clever, terse tunesmiths, Tamara Hey at the Slipper Room, $10

7/1, 8:30 PM bassist Lauren Falls leads an imaginatively arranged all-female octet with four singers playing a Joni Mitchell tribute at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

7/1-2, 10ish 90s relevant hip-hop icon Talib Kweli with a full band at Brooklyn Bowl, $20 adv tix a must

7/2, 7 PM tuneful, anthemic, intense neoromantic/indie classical ensemble the Founders play the album release show for their auspicious new debut at the big room at the Rockwood

7/1, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at at Troost in Greenpoint

7/1, 9 PM dark, smart, edgy post-Velvet rock songwriter and former Band of Susans guitarist Anne Husick and band play the album release show for her new one at Sidewalk

7/2, 7:30 PM high-energy, politically-fueled Mexican rockers Las Cafeteras at the Linclon Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

7/2, 8 PM intense indie classica/art-song chanteuse Haley Fohr a.k.a. Circuit des Yeux followed at 9 by postrock chamber ensemble Bing & Ruth at Subculture, $12 adv tix rec

7/2, 10ish ex Bee & Flower bandleader/bassist Dana Schechter’s haunting, intense, grimly cinematic instrumental project Insect Ark play the album release show for their new one at St. Vitus

7/2, 11 PM noiserock legends Blind Idiot God at Paperbox, $10

7/3, 5:30 PM the Night Owls – Lee Feldman‘s piano trio inspired by Vince Guaraldi, Horace Silver and Ramsey Lewis – at the Bartow-Pell Mansion, 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx

7/3, 9:30 PM irresistibly charming oldtimey harmony/swing band the Ladybugs play the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub

7/5, 7:30 PM  soaring, brilliant singer Magda Giannikou’s lush, sweeping, pan-Mediterranean art-rock/chamber pop/jazz group Banda Magda at Pier 1 on the upper west, free

7/7 8 PM singer/guitatarist Mia Wilson’s haunting, blues-infused, angst-ridden, psychedelic project with brilliant lead guitarist Quincy Ledbetter, the Bright Smoke at C’Mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave. (Clifton Pl./Greene Ave), Bed-Stuy, G to Classon Ave

7/7, 8 PM Yonder Mountain String Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $25, notice how their ticket prices have come down now they’re not playing Live Nation venues!

7/8. 6:30 PM PM Ramzi Aburedwan and the Dal’Ouna Ensemble in a U.S. Premiere Tour, with special guests vocalist Lena Seikaly, percussionist Tareq Rantisi, ‘oudist Ziad Ben Youssef, and accordionist Edwin Buger.play the book launch for Sandy Tolan’s “Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land”, chronicling Aburedwan’s rise from stone-throwing Palestinian poster boy to world-famous oudist and composer at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

7/8, 6:30 PM clever, wry, popular newschool honkytonk crooner Hayes Carll at the Mercury, $20 adv tix a must. He’s back there on 7/22 an hour later, same price, same deal, better get your tix soon.

7/8, 7 PM edgy, sometimes unexpectedly dark, reggaeish grooves with the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble outdoors on the steps at the Brooklyn Public Library, free

7/9, half past noon hypnotically spiky West African grooves with Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free

7/9, 5 PM popular retro dance bandleader Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue at NJPAC’s Theater Square, One Center St,, Newark, free, 5 minutes from the Path station

7/9, 8 PM catchy, fun ska/Caribbean groove band the Brown Rice Family play the album release show for their new one From Havana to Kingston at Drom

7/9, 9 PM haunting noir soundtrack guitarist/loopmusic composer Ben Von Wildenhaus with guest vocalists Clara Kennedy and Scott Matthew, resonator guitarist Zeke Healey and violist Karen Waltuch at Troost in Greenpoint

7/9, 9 PM acerbic female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey –at Rock Shop

7/10, 10ish hypnotically undulating Israeli/Eastern European dancefloor grooves with Balkan Beat Box at Brooklyn Bowl $17 adv tix rec

7/10, 7 PM high-energy, sardonic, horn-fueled Argentine ska-punk band Los Autenticos Decadentes at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/10, 10 PM lyrically brilliant, noirish, swamp punk/Americana rockers Shanghai Love Motel at the Parkside

7/10, 10:30 PM Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band play their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

7/11, 3 PM mighty horn-driven soul/circus rock band No Te Va Gustar, Ximena Sariñana – who does an unconvincing, suspiciously halfhearted corporate ranchera-rock thing – and meat-and-potatoes (carne y papas?) four-on-the-floor stadium rocker Vicentico at Central Park Summerstage

7/11, 6 PM Iraq war veteran and insightful Memphis Americana songwriter Bryan Hayes at Sidewalk

7/11, 8:30 PM newschool powerpop icons the New Pornographers at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/11, 9 PM Afrobeat legend/drummer Tony Allen leads Jungle By Night, a psychedelic groove band arguably as good and a lot more diverse than the Fela groups he worked with way back in the day, at Rough Trade

7/11, 9:30ish edgy, politically aware NYC Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at give a mighty kickoff to their upcoming west coast tour witha show at Mehanata

7/11, 10 PM countrypolitan maven and fearlessly funny oldschool honkytonk outlaw Dale Watson at Bowery Ballroom, $16 adv tix rec

7/12, noon-5 PM the annual Bastillle Day celebration on 60th St. with performances by the Chorale Arpège from Martinique, the Franco-American electro/pop/swing band Ginkgoa, the Hungry March Band, insanely good street food, crepes, etc., face painting for the kids, it’s a lot of fun.

7/12, 3 PM a rare Cape Verdean triplebill: Dino D’Santiago, Mayra Andrade and the Cesária Évora Orchestra at Central Park Summerstage

7/12, 6 PM devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Caracas Arepa Bar 106-01 Shore Front Parkway, on Rockaway Beach

7/12, 8ish a screening of the ferociuosly relevant, elegaic anti-gentrification documentary Sound & Chaos: The Story Of BC Studio followed by a performance by legendary producer/dark psychedelic rocker Martin Bisi and his band with with Bob Bert (Sonic Youth), Algis Kisys (ex-Swans) and many others tba at Littlefield, $10

7/14, 7:30 PM a Boston Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble plays Nielsen’s Wind Quintet plus works by Mozart and Brahms at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

7/15, 7 PM the ageless George Clinton & his latest P-Funk incarnation at Queensbridge Park. 7/16 they’re at NJPAC’s Theater Square, One Center St,, Newark, free, 5 minutes from the Path station

7/15-16, 7/9 PM dazzlingly eclectic, witty B3 jazz organist Brian Charette leads his trio with Will Bernard and Rudy Royston at Smoke, $15

7/15, 9 PM cleverly hilarious newschool honkytonk crooner Hayes Carll at Rough Trade, $20

7/16, noon fiery fiddler Alicia Svigals‘ Klezmer Express at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave and 10th St., free

7/16, half past noon George Clinton & P-Funk at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free. Never seen the funk legend before? Wanna save forty bucks and not have to deal with the crowds? This is your place.

7/!6, 7 PM the increasingly darker, more Americana-oriented, wickedly lyrical Linda Draper at Sidewalk

7/16, 7;30 PM purist, socially conscious roots reggae cult favorite Taj Weekes & Adowa at Bric Arts, free, yes I!

7/16, 7:30 PM Algerian trance/groove band Gnawa Diffusion at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

7/16, 8:30 PM smart, low-key guitar-fueled Ameripolitan tunesmithing: Robbie Fulks and Redd Volkaert play two sets as a duo at Union Hall, $15

7/16 a killer noir/Nashville gothic twinbill; haunting, intense, wickedly tuneful songwriter Jessie Kilguss and her band and the similarly simmering, menacingly lyrical sounnds of Karla Moheno at Hank’s. Kilguss is also at the American Folk Art Museum at 5:30 on 7/31.

7/16, 9:30 PM Malian desert rock guitar shredder Vieux Farka Toure at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/16-17 the Midwestern Willie Nile: dramatic, Celtic-tinged anthemic four-on-the-floor rockers the Ike Reillly Assassination at the Mercury

7/17, 7:30 PM the film Son of the Sheik with a live score by Alloy Orchestra and Ghost Train Orchestra at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/18, 4 PM nuevo salsa songwriter Jose Conde’s band Ola Fresca at FDR Park on Roosevelt Island, free

7/18, 7:30 PM cult favorite noirish crooner Joe Henry at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/18, 9ish dark Murder City garage/punk girlband the Detroit Cobras at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

7/18, 10ish period-perfect early 70s-style Aussie stoner art-rock/proto-metal band Mondo Drag at St. Vitus. You’ll think you’re at a Nektar concert

7/18 edgy dark Americana/ghoulabilly bassist/singer Jessica Lee Wilkes – of the Dirt Daubers – leads her own band at the Rockwood

7/19, 7 PM Ken Waldman – Alaska’s fiddling poet, joined by guitarist Charlie Shaw and some surprises followed by Americana guitarist Diana Jones,and then Bobtown – arguably the best, most eclectic and inarguably the most harmonically rich folk noir group around – at the Jalopy, $10. Waldman also leads a workshop there at 4 for $20 which includes a copy of his album.

7/21, 2 PM bouncy Polish folk tunees with the Glukh Polka Band at Flushing Town Hall, free

7/21, 7:30 PM pianist/songwriter Rachel Mason’s creepy, cinematic, historically rich multimedia art-rock suite The Lives of Hamilton Fish at Anthology Film Archives, with live vocals. She also plays with her band at Joe’s Pub on 7/26 at 7.

7/21, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra plays works by Haydn, Wagner and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

7/21, 8:30 PM wild, intense, frequently satirical newgrass/oldtimey hellraisers the Dustbowl Revival at Union Hall, $8

7/21, 10 PM cult fave British alt-country/cowpunk predecessors the Mekons at Bowery Ballroom, $25

7/22, 7 PM hypnotic, entrancing ghazal chanteuse/bandleader Kiran Ahluwalia at Madison Square Park

7/22, 8 PM moody acoustic soundtrack-style atmospherics with the Inner Banks at Union Hall, $10

7/22, 8:30 PM what’s left of legendary soul studio band the Muscle Shoals All-Stars with guests Bettye LaVette and Sam Moore at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/23, noon powerhouse percussionist Annette Aguilar & the Stringbeans septet mash up latin and Brazilian jazz and sounds from around the world at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave and 10th St., free

7/23, half past noon high-voltage Houston gospel-funk band the Jones Family Singers at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free

7/23, 9 PM atmopsheric singer Sandra Liliana Vasquez’s downtempo/trip-hop/art-pop band SLV – who are incredibly fun, kinetic and psychedelic to watch live – at Joe’s Pub, $15

7/24, half past noon the magically haunting, soaring all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Madison Square Park

7/24, 5 PM the Queens Symphony Orchestra‘s brass section plays a program TBA at Flushing Town Hall, free

7/24, 7 PM torchy, Lynchian Guatemalan soul chanteuse/songwriter Gaby Moreno on the plaza at Lincoln Center

7/24, 10 PM psychedelic powerpop/new wave rocker Mike Rimbaud – arguably the closest thing to the Clash we have in NYC right now – at Nublu

7/24, time/price TBA legendary Japanese/Balkan/circus rock band the Dolomites at Bizarre Bar, 12 Jefferson St. in Bushwickm, J/M to Myrtle Ave.

7/25, 2-6 PM Rudy Bishop’s Young Acolytes Symphonic Steel Orchestra ccompany a Guyanese dance celebration at 2806 Newkirk Ave. between E. 28th and 29th St. in Flatbush, free

7/25, 3 PM New York’s Chinese American Arts Council put on an explosive performance of traditional music, dance and acrobatics on the plaza at Lincoln Center

7/25, 5 PM Niger’s desert rock guitar powerhouse Bombino at Central Park Summerstage

7/25, 3 PM golden age hip-hop cult favorite Big Daddy Kane finally makes it to Central Park Summerstage after toiling year after year in parks all over Brownsville and Staten Island

7/25 Django Haskins’ creepy circus rock/Waitsian oldtimey band the Old Ceremony at Joe’s Pub

7/26, 1-5 PM celebrate Eid al-Fitr with all sorts of cool music and tasty food at the 9th Annual Arab American Bazaar in Bay Ridge at Shore Road Park, use the entrance at 79th St. and Shore Rd.

7/26, 2 PM charming French chanteuse Violette and her ensemble La Vie En Rose bring a blend of chanson, Golden Age swing, American standards and Jazz/Pop at Flushing Town Hall, free

7/26, 7 PM timeless 60s folk icon Judy Collins at Damrosch Park

7/26, 7 PM the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo with special guests Denis Savelyev (flute) and Jorge Torres (guitar) at Mannes School of Music 150 W 85th St, $25/$15 stud/srs

7/27, 7:30 PM amazing, intense Kansas City mother/son duo Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – who mash up haunting blues, front porch folk and classic soul – at Joe’s Pub, $15, get your tix now because this will sell out.

7/28, 9 PM  beloved, adventurous young orchestra the Knights play play music by de Falla, Gluck, Ravel and more modern composers at Bryant Park, free

7/29, half past noon the eclectic Balkan/latin/New Orleans Underground Horns at Madison Square Park

7/29, 6 PM Ehren Hanson (tabla) + Abhik Mukherjee (sitar) play ragas at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

7/29, 7PM lush, eerie, psychedelic, Lynchian southwestern gothic/Tex-Mex band Orkesta Mendoza at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/29, 9ish conscious Rasta dub reggae sensation Jah9 with sound system Dubtronic Kru at SOB’s, $20

7/30, 7 PM Brazilian rainforest band Forró in the Dark plays John Zorn followed by Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits and explosive Brazilian percussion troupe Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz in their U.S. debut with special guests pianist Arturo O’Farrill and trumpeter Steven Bernstein at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/30, 7 PM Mexican punk rockers Los Seis Pistos – who channel three decades of scorching guitar fury – at Bowery Electric, $7

8/1, 1 PM Bulgarian songstress Vlada Tomova‘s haunting, enchanting, otherworodly Bulgarian Voices Trio on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/1, 4 PM the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John at Central Park Summerstage: get there when the doors open at 3.

8/1 third-wave ska/soul/blues cult favorites the Slackers play the Rocks Off Concerrt Cruise aboard the Nautical Express, boarding at 6 PM, sailing at 7 PM from Pier 36 – 299 South St,  $30 adv tix avail. at the Rocks Off office out behind the heliport at 23r d St. and the East River or the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/2, 1 PM sitar virtuoso Ikhlaq Hussain on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/2, 3:30ish kitchen sink Brazilian/C&W/funk/New Orleans band Nation Beat‘s Carnival Caravan featuring Cha Wa and Nação Zumbi at Central Park Summerstage

8/2, 6:30 PM iconic, enigmatic noir countrypolitan/torch jazz songwriter/bandleader Eleni Mandell at the Mercury, $10

8/4, 7 PM 80s salsa romantica nostalgia with Tito Nieves at East River Park

8/4, 7:30 PM the amazing East Coast Chamber Orchestra play works by Biber, Francesco Geminiani and Tschaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C major, at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

8/4, 7:30 PM 80s hip-hop nostalgia with Kool Moe Dee, Rob Base, Biz Markie and Dr. Roxanne Shante at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, watch your back.

8/4, 11 PM Penelope Houston‘s recently revitalized, legendary first-wave punk band the Avengers play their first-ever Brooklyn show at the Bell House, $18 adv tix req., if this doesn’t sell out, something’s seriously wrong with this city

8/5, 5 PM the Queens Symphony Orchestra’s string section plays a program TBA at Flushing Town Hall, free

8/5, 8:30 PM swirling avant garde ensemble Dither Guitar Quartet with guitariists Mark Steward and Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, plus Yo La Tengo, plus possibly lots of jamming and cross-pollination at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/6, 7 PM 60s latin soul legends Ray Lugo and the Boogaloo Destroyers with special guests powerhouse trumpeter Pete Rodriguez plus Richie Ray and Joe Bataan – with special guests of his own – at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/6, 9 PM the Thurston Moore band at Bowery Ballroom, $17 adv tix req

8/7, 8:15 PM sardonically funny, lyrically brilliant Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego followed by Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band playing their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

8/7, 8:30 PM recently resurgent 70s roots reggae vets Third World at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/7, 8:30 PM gospel night with long-rnnning legends the McCrary Sisters and the Fairfield Four at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/8, 2 and 4 PM gorgeously slinky, period-perfect 1950s-style Egyptian film music revivalists Zikrayat at Queens Library at Broadway, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City

8/8, 3 PM the Quebe Sisters play their harmony-driven Americana on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/8, 7:30 PM the all-star Watkins Family Hour featuring Sean & Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Fiona Apple, Don Heffington, Sebastian Steinberg, Aimee Mann, Pokey LaFarge, and special guests play am acoustic version of Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited in its entirety at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/9, 3 PM popular Americana/gospel artist Iris DeMent on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/9, 4 PM groovemistress/cellist/singer Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy at East River Park

8/9, 7 PM popular countrypolitan songwriter Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/11, 7:30 PM reggae lite and dancehall hits with Maxi Priest and Gyptian at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, watch your back

8/13, 5 PM salsa legend Jose Alberto “El Canario” and band at NJPAC’s Theater Square, One Center St,, Newark, free, 5 minutes from the Path station

8/13 African roots reggae crooner Rocky Dawuni at SOB’s. 8/14 he’s at the Lincoln Center Atrium

8/14, 8:30 PM smart, original, lyrically-fueled, intricate newgrass band Cricket Tell the Weather at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink minimum strictly enforced

8/15, 2 and 4 PM, intense, fearless Romany/Balkan chaunteuse/accordionist Eva Salina airs out her repertoire of haunting, otherworldly Romany and Jewish folk songs at Queens Library of Forest Hills, 108-19 71 Ave, Forest Hills

8/18, 5ish the king of the literate, surrealist downtown NYC rock anthem, Willie Nile in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

8/20, 5 PM imaginative, colorful guitarist/reedman Art Baron leads his combo at FDR Park on Roosevelt Island, free

8/21, 5:30 PM haunting, stark, lyrically brilliant gothic Americana duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne at the American Folk Art Museum

8/21, 9ish the Oliver Lake Big Band at Marcus Garvey Park

8/22, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with saxophonist Camille Thurman, drummer/bandleader/personality  Jeff “Tain” Watts and B3 organ groove legend Dr Lonnie Smith at Marcus Garvey Park

8/23, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with retro crooner Michael Mwenso, luminously lyrical pianist Myra Melford and pyrotechnic alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa‘s Parker tribute, Bird Calls at Tompkins Square Park

9/2, 7 PM this era’s state-of-the-art retro soul band, Lake Street Dive at Central Park Summerstage

New York City Live Music Calendar for May and June 2015

New June/July calendar coming 6/1, plus daily updates here. You might want to bookmark this page and check back regularly to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of places where these shows are happening at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

Starting May 12 and continuing on Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 May 12, 19, June 2, 9, and 16 Tamara Hey leads her Alphabet City Music Theory 1 workshop with an introduction to chart writing. Designed for working musicians, it’s a very useful, relevant course, an enormous amount of material packed into five weeks. This blog took the course last year and gave it a rave review: recommended especially for people who need to brush up on or develop their sight reading, ear training and get a handle on basic arrangements, There’s lots of homework – those who goof off will fall behind quickly – but as far as bang for the buck is concerned ($235 with discounts for SESAC, NSAI and NY Songwriters Circle members), it’s a bargain. As a teacher, Hey is supportive, sympatico, never met a challenge she didn’t want to master and is as wryly funny as she is erudite.

Showing through May 17, Thurs-Mon, noon-6 PM, Stonemilker – the surround-sound virtual reality installation of Bjork’s atmospheric seaside work for strings – at PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City, $10/$5 stud/srs or $5 with PS1 ticket from the previous two weeks.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Upcoming concert on 5/15, 7 PM, repeating at 4 on 5/17 with the Bachs: old man Johann, Carl Phillip and William Friedemann, plus Poulenc – there is a segue but you just don’t know it yet. Sugg don $30 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

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

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

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays nights at 9 PM charismatic Romany singer Eva Salina and her amazing, psychedelic band play high-voltage dub-tinged jams on classic themes from across the Balkans at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Fulton St. (Washington/Waverly), Ft Greene, C to Clinton-Washington, free

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, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood.

Mondays at 10 PM there’s been quite a buzz about the weekly residency by torchy songbird Angela McCluskey and cinematic pianist Paul Cantelon – the brain trust of popular 90s act the Wild Colonials – at the third stage at the Rockwood, with a rotating cast of high-quality special guests. It’s expensive: $15 plus a $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced.

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.

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

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

Three Tuesdays in May: 5/5, 5/12 and 5/19 at 8 PM tuneful, eclectic pastoral jazz crew Old Time Musketry at Bar Chord

Tuesdays in May, 9ish Laura Cantrell – arguably this era’s most compelling, magically clear-voiced female oldschool country artist – at Union Hall. A series of special guests including resonator blues guitar badass Mamie Minch and cult songwriter Franklin Bruno play opening slots, more info TK.

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

Wednesdays in May, 8 PM Tongues in Trees – vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, and guitarist Grey McMurray from itsnotyouitsme at Barbes

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.

Thursdays in May, 8 PM Amy Rigby plays Hifi Bar. Intense, rugged individualist with a plaintively balmy voice, bitingly literate lyrics, a tunefulness that spans from her Americana roots to Brill Building pop and new wave, and a longtime connection to this part of town. Not to be missed if great songs with an alienated streak are your thing. Ostensibly a solo residency but in reality probably involving a whole slew of special guests.

Fridays at 5 PM, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) play the balcony bar with a rotating cast of interesting special guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

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

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

Saturdays at 6 PM in May Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s at Barbes

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

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

Sundays in May, 5 PM smart purist oldtime blues/Americana duo resonator guitarist Zeke Healey with Karen Waltuch joined by various ensembles followed at 7 by ubiquitiously good Americana guitarist Jason Loughlin & the String Gliders at Barbes.

Sundays in June, 7 PM spine-tingling art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop singer Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – with hypnotically luminous pianist Matt Kanelos – at Pangea on 2nd Ave. btw 11th/12th Sts, $20. Several special guests are promised: the duo switch to Thursday nights in July and August.

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

Sundays in May at 9 – check the Barbes calendar to make sure -Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places like art-rock and post-Velvets noiserock. He’s also very popular: get there early.

Sundays at 9 PM in May charismatic, torchy, occasionally Lynchian jazz bassist/singer Kate Davis (of the Lady Bugs) with her combo at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle, 35 E 76th St @ Madison Ave, bar seating is $15 per person, table seating $25 per person.

5/1, 7 PM Dan Finnerty’s hilarious, viciously sarcastic top 40 cover band the Dan Band at Joe’s Pub, $22

5/1, 8 PM Pakistan’s Farid Ayaz, Abu Muhammad & Brothers Qawwali at Roulette

5/1, 8 PM the Warbling Plebs -Brian Dolphin – guitar; Ali Dineen – accordion & washboard; Sam Harmet – banjolin & clarinet; Quince Marcum – percussion, bass, baritone horn – sing revolutionary anthems from across the centuries to celebrate May Day at Barbes

5/1, 8:30 PM female-fronted postpunk icons the Bush Tetras – of Too Many Creeps fame – at le Poisson Rouge

5/1, 9 PM ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10

5/2, 5ish edgy, tuneful oldschool style all-female punk trio the Damn Broads headline a hardcore bill at ABC No Rio, $7 

5/2, 7 PM starkly psychedelic, moody folk noirish duo Belle Mare at Baby’s All Right, $12 

5/2, 7:15 PM  dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

5/2, 8 PM an all-star ensemble; oudists Alfonso Mugaburo Cid, Zafer Tawil and Taoufiq Ben Amor, singer Bárbara Martínez, guitarist Arturo Martínez and percussionist Ramzi Eledlebi play ancient Andalucian Arabic flamenco music at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud

5/2, 8 PM intense 30–member all-male choir A Conspiracy of Beards sing from their vast repertoire of imaginatively orchestrated Leonard Cohen songs at Littlefield, $10

5/2, 8 PM entrancing Moroccan sintir virftuoso Hassan Hakmoun – the James Brown of gnawa – with his band at Roulette

5/2, 9  PM the Baseball Project – jangly, wickedly literate, historically informed baseball-themed supergroup fronted by Steve Wynn with Peter Buck and Mike Mills from REM and others – at Rough Trade, $20 gen adm

5/2, 9 PM mighty roots reggae band (and Pink Floyd and Radiohead reinventors) the Easy Star All-Stars at Brooklyn Bowl, $22 

5/2, 9ish choral ensemble (with celllo) Harmonic Insurgence “ sing about war, government spying, the environment, police brutality and racism, and getting from winter to spring, among other things” at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18, “nobody turned away”

5/2, 9 PM music for piri and string quartet with Ethel and special guests at Spectrum

5/2, 10 PM dark, lyrically driven LES gutter rockers the Rebel Factory at the Parkside

5/2, 10 PM Mexican ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

5/2, 10 PM a benefit concert for SaveNYC – the small business advocacy organization fighting to keep independently owned and operated businesses from being forced out by astronomical rent hikes and replaced by bland corporate chain stores – at Arlene’s, performers include downtown legend Penny Arcade and others, a good cause and reputedly some first class acts involved

5/3, 4:30 PM lustrous, up-and-coming latin-influenced jazz chanteuse Marianne Solivan leads a big band at Smalls

5/3, 7 PM a rare US appearance by Mariachi Real de Mexico de Ramon Ponce at a pre Cinco de Mayo festival at the Lehman Center, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West in the Bronx, free  

5/3, 7:30 PM eclectic, breathtakingly powerful Americana singer and Darlingside frontwoman Heather Maloney and her new band at Joe’s Pub, $15

5/3, 8 PM avant jazz grooves with Ned Rothenberg & Glen Velez followed by a rare global throat-singing twinbilll with Alash and Huun-Huur-Tu, the Throat-Singers of Tuva at Roulette

5/3, 8 PM a blast from the East Village past: the Surreal McCoys followed by ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Fat Baby on Rivington St. just west of Essex, $tba

5/3, 8 PM catchy oldtimey all-female string band the Calamity Janes followed at 9 by bluegrass group the Darke County Steam Threshers at the Jalopy, $10

5/3, 8:30 PM lushly sweeping, cutting-edge vocal jazz with Sara Serpa and her new electric quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

5/4, 9:30 PM El Combo Chimbita play psychedelic, dubwise, horn-driven cumbia and party grooves at Barbes

5/4, 10 PM swirling, artsy, epic psychedelic art-rock band Aunt Ange at the Cameo Gallery, $8 

5/4, 10ish high-voltage Fela repertory band Chop & Quench at Brooklyn Bowl, $10. They’re also here on 5/11, same time 

5/4, 10 PM oldtimey country blues hellraisers Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Bowery Electric, $12 adv tix rec 

5/5, 7:30 PM powerful violinist and klezmer bandleader Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

5/5, 8 PM Tim Fain plays Philip Glass: Partita for Solo Violin at the Kitchen, $12

5/5, 8:30 PM sometimes exhilarating, sometimes haunting Belgian barroom swing revivalists Musette Explosion with Will Holshouser on accordion, Matt Munisteri on guitar and Marcus Rojas on tuba at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

5/5, 9 PM trippy surf spacerock with Aquadora followed by hypnotically percussive indie/postrock legends the Wharton Tiers Ensemble at the Delancey, $

5/6, 6 PM a sizzling concert of Uzbek Persian/Jewish psychedelic folk wildness featuring tar lute powerhouse Roshel Rubinov, Yakov Rubinov and Ilya Khavasov at the New School Event Café, lower level of 65 5th Ave. at 13th St., free. The concert repeats 5/11 at quarter past noon at Queens College Student Union 206, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing, corner of Kissena Blvd and Melbourne Ave. Worth calling in sick on Monday and figuring out how to get to Queens (a straight shot on the Kissena Blvd. bus just a block from the last stop on the 7 train at Main St. in Flushing).

5/6-10, 7;30/10 PM powerhouse alto/soprano saxophonist Steve Wilson with Orrin Evans – piano; Ugonna Ukegwo – bass ; Bill Stewart – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/10 PM, $25 ($30 on the weekend)

5/6-7, 8 PM the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Collegiate Chorale play the U.S. premiere of The Road of Promise, a new Holocaust-themed adaptation of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel’s 1937 epic at Carnegie Hall, $30 tix avail.

5/6, 8 PM David Allan Coe at B.B. King’s. Yeah, him. We’re really in Kansas now. $27.50 adv tix rec

5/6-8, 8:30/10 PM lush, pointillistic pastoral jazz pioneers the Claudia Quintet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. A live album recording may be part of the picture: stay tuned.

5/6, 10 PM lyrically driven western swing and jazz-tinged newschool oldtimey songwriter Pokey LaFarge – sort of the missing link between Robbie Fulks and Tom Waits – at Bowery Ballroom, $20 

5/6, 10 PM edgy tenor saxophonist/composer Stan Killian leads an excellent quartet with Nir Felder on guitar, Bryan Copeland on bass and Donald Edwards on drums at 55 Bar

5/7, 1 PM the Chris Pattishall Quintet play their new arrangement of Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite at Trinity Church, free

5/7, 7 PM  intense, soaring singer/pianist Anna Winthrop and cellist Kirin McElwain play their individualistic, windswept, cinematic jazz-inflected art-rock at the Bitter End

5/7, 8 PM haunting but kinetic Israeli band the Libyans – who reinvent ancient North African cantorial themes – and then psychedelic Ethiopian groove orchestra Feedel Band at the World Financial Center, free

5/7, 8 PM Argentine circus rock sensations Violentango at Shrine

5/7, 8 PM 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

5/7, 9 PM mysterious, purist surf rockers the Tiki Brothers at Hank’s

5/7, 9 PM John Caban’s Blues Dub Surf Trio – with the excellent Bennett Paster on keys – at Classon Social, $5

5/7, 11 PM ecletically hellraising, twangy, revertoned female-fronted garage rock/Americana band Those Darlins at Rough Trade, $15 

5/7 irrepressibly noisy, eclectic, tuneful, Middle Eastern-inspired guitarist Yonatan Gat and band at Aviv. He’s also here on 5/15 

5/8, 7 PM the Entre Madera Romany jazz trio – violin, guitar and bass – at Caffe Vivaldi 

5/8, 8 with intense, darkly politically-fueled Tunisian-born chanteuse Emel Mathlouthi – and then lushly enveloping, trancey, similarly political Canadian-based Persian song reinventors Niyaz at the World Financial Center, free.

5/8, 8 PM Tin Hat accordionist Rob Reich plays the album release show for his new album Shadowbox with a killer band followed at 10 by the psychedelic funk band the People’s Champs at Barbes

5/8, 8/10:30 PM intense bassist and oudist Omer Avital leads his Middle Eastern jazz band at Iridium, $25

5/8, 8 PM Staten Island’s only skiffle band, the Salt Cracker Crazies at the Way Station

5/8, 8ish shambling counntry/circus rock/noirish cabaret band the Green Gallows at Hometown BBQ in Red Hoook

5/8, 8 PM avant garde cult organist Klaus Lang’s collaboration with composer Mark Rushford gets a world premiere at the Abrons Arts Ctr, 466 Grand St. on the LES, $15/$12 stud/srs

5/8, 8 PM the NY Phil plays Schubert’s Unfiniished Symphony in B Minor plus the NY premiere of Peter Eötvös’ Senza Sangue (Bloodless) with soprano Ann-Sophie von Otter at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix aavail

5/8, 8 PM Panamanian group Julian playing cumbia, punto and saloma followed by Cameroonian soukous/jazz songstress Kaïssa; the two groups jam afterward at Flushing Town Hall, $15

5/8, 8 PM the Apollo Trio play Beethoven Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1; Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17′ Ravel Piano Trio in A minor at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud 

5/8, 8 PM a sax trio version of Bonnie Kane’s intense Fire Maidens From Outer Space followed by improvisers the Jack Wright Quartet: Jack Wright: saxophones, Zach Darrup: guitar, Joe Hertenstein: drums, Ollie Brice – bass and then a Steve Dalachinsky spoken-word performance at the Firehouse Space, $10

5/8, 8:30 PM underground indie classical icons Anti-Social Music performs a set of solo pieces written by Patrick Castillo, Max Duykers, Pat Muchmore, Ed RosenBerg and more. Performers include Ed RosenBerg (tenor saxophone), Andie Springer (violin), Curtis Stewart (violin), and others! followed by awesome duo Scorpion vs. Snake – accordionist Nathan Koci and cellist Emily Hope Price – at I-Beam, $10

5/8, 9 PM intense, alternately hypnotic and soaringly anthemic art-rock pianist/songwriter/indie classical composer Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi

5/8, 9 PM roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at BAM Cafe, free

5/8 and 5/22, 10ish the self-explanatory Bulgarian Grand Masters of Gypsy Music with extraordinary saxophonist Yuri Yunakov at Mehanata

5/8, 10 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Hank’s

5/8, 10 PM pensive acoustic indie/chamber pop band Colorform – whose shows feature live painting in addition to the music – playing the album release show for their new one at Bowery Electric, $8 adv tix rec 

5/8, 10 PM Thunda Vida play roots reggae and dub at Shrine

5/8, 10:30 PM Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band play their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

5/9, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) – followed by Que Vlo-Ve playing classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s at 6 and then eventually at 10 the even more haunting, slinky, female-fronted noir bolero and desert/tropical rock band Las Rubias Del Norte at Barbes

5/9, 5 PM pianist Josep Colom plays “a dialogue between Mozart and Chopin” at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

5/9, 6 PM eclectic jazz chanteuse Allison Wedding leads a guitar-based quartet at 55 Bar

5/9, 7:30 PM intense, lyrically brilliant, quirky female-fronted two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at Trash, $8, open bar with PBR and wells 7-8 PM with admission

5//9, 8 PM a rare Honduran twinbill with surf rocker Guayo Cedeno & Coco Bar and then Garifuna guitar legend Aurelio & the Garifuna Soul Band. at the World Financial Center, free

5/9, 8ish anthemic, eclectic often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at Hometown BBQ in Red Hook

5/9, 8 PM a rare reunion of atmospheric, Radiohead-influenced early zeros rockers Cetacea followed eventually at around 10 by indie legend and former Come and Steve Wynn collaborator Chris Brokaw at Trans-Pecos

5/9, 8 PM the Canticum Novum Singer perform Brahms’ Schicksalslied, Randall Thompson’s The Road Not Taken (from Frostiana), David Lang’s It’s the Same Train, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Toward the Unknown Region, William Schuman’s Carols of Death and Jonathan Harvey’s Angels at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 87th St. btw Broadway/West End Ave., $25/$20 stud/srs

5/9, 8:30 PM a first-class chamber ensemble comprising David Lisker and Regi Papa, violin; Cong Wu, viola; Michael Katz, cello; Renana Guttman, piano;Meredith Lustig, soprano plays intense, undeservedly obscure works by Holocaust-era composers Ernest Bloch, Erwin Schulhoff, Gideon Klein, Hans Krasa, Robert Dauber, Viktor Ullman, Joseph Achron, Carlo Taube, Ilse Weber, Pavel Haas and Mieczyslaw Weinberg , including some who were murdered: at Merkin Concert Hall, $30 and worth it

5/9, 9ish witty, eclectic Americana/Balkan accordion-violin duo the Wisterians at Moto in south Williamsburg

5/9, 9/10:30 PM one of the most consistently tuneful piano improvisers in the business, Kris Davis leads her quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

5/9, 10 PM brooding Americana/chamber pop/Nashville gothic band the Morning Sea at the Way Station

5/9, 10 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at the Bitter End

5/9, 11 PM rustically intense oldtime blues band Fife & Drom at Pete’s

5/10, 1 PM yeah mon – dem a dancehall ting in de park – Ft. Greene Park to be precise, live dancehall ragamuffin performances by Assassin aka Agent Sasco, Tifa, Kranium, Ricky Blaze and Lisa Hyper plus many soundsystem, mon. Selassie I! Legalize it!

5/10, 3 PM pianist Abram Korsunksy plays music by Haydn, Smaldone, Chopin and Brahms at Flushing Town Hall, free

5/10, 4 PM Duo Prism + 1 – Jesse Mills, violin, Rieko Aizawa, piano and Alan R. Kay, clarinet, perform works by Francis Poulenc, Sebastian Currier, Mozart, and Grieg at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes. 

5/10, 4:30 PM majestic Argentine-tinged large ensemble jazz with Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn at Smalls

5/10, 5 PM a new arrangement of Dave Brubeck’s rarely performed Jazz Mass for choirs and jazz quintet at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lexington Ave, free

5/10, 5 PM viola-centric new chamber music: violist Lois Martin joined by percussionist Mike Truesdell, cellist Caroline Stinson and pianist Molly Morkoski for world premieres of new works by Richard Festinger, Neal Kirkwood, Diego Tedesco and Sheree Clement as well as works by Edward Cone and Philip Hurel.at the Tenri Institute, 43 W 13th St $15/$10 stud/srs

5/10, 6 PM noir/western swing guitar icon Jim Campilongo and his trio at 55 Bar

5/10, 8 PM edgy yet subtle Romany-influenced French jazz guitarist Michael Valeanu and combo at Caffe Vivaldi 

5/10, 8:30 PM a killer jazz twinbill at the Bell House: high voltage postbop trumpet with the Nadje Noordhuis Quintet followed by the state-of-the-art, majestic, epic, ferociously relevant Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, $16 adv tix rec  

5/10, 9 PM Ameranouche – who distinguish themselves from the legions of Django imitators by sticking closer to the American/bluesy side of guitar jazz – at Silvana

5/10, 9ish low-key, soulful original country bluesman Jon LaDeau at Moto in south Williamsburg

5/10, 10 PM obscenely hilarious, ferocious, surprisingly eclectic punk/powerpop band Custard Wally at Otto’s. Show up at 8 if you want to see the Rock N Roll President

5/11, 7:30 PM Kate Soper, soprano; Gelsey Bell, soprano; Brett Umlauf, soprano;  Erin Lesser, flutes;  Ian Antonio, percussion;  Joshua Modney, violin perform works by Soper, Guillaume de Machaut and Hildegard von Bingen at Advent/ Broadway Church,2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

5/11, 9ish torchy, boss-influenced chanteuse and Norah Jones collaborator Sasha Dobson at Moto in south Williamsburg

5/11, 9:30 PM Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff –at Barbes

5/11, 10:30 PM crooner Guy Sands and his oldschool pedal steel-driven honkytonk band at the Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint, free

5/12, 7;30 PM the Ariel Quartet continue their Beethoven cycle with Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 18, No. 6 • Quartet in A minor, Op. 132 at Subculture, $25 adv tix rec

5/12, 8 PM indie classical icons the Kronos Quartet and their younger NYC counterparts Hotel Elefant play the world premiere of composer Mary Kouyhoumdjian’s Silent Cranes suite commemorating the 100th anniversary of the genocide in Armenia at Roulette, $20

5/12, 8ish the Bronx Conexion play their mighty salsa big band jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $tba

5/12, 8:30 PM purist, straightforward, warmly tuneful front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg- the rare act who gets comparisons to Elizabeth Cotten and deserves them – at Bar Lunatico in Bed-Stuy. She’s also at Pete’s on 5/31 at 10.

5/12, 9 PM catchy, sardonically jangly, lo-fi soul-rockers Larry & the Babes – sort of a more tuneful, less punk version of Clear Plastic Masks – at the Silent Barn

5/12, 9 9:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls.

5/13, 7 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars playing indie classical material off their latest album at the Greene Space, $20, adv tix highly rec

5/13, 8:30 PM violist Miranda Seilaff plays the Ligeti Viola Sonata at Seeds, $10

5/13, 11 PM playful, meticulously interesting composer Sara McDonald‘s large jazz ensemble the NYChillharmonic at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

5/14, half past noon organist Angela Kraft Cross plays at Central Synagogue, Lex/53rd, free

5/14, 7 PM intense, stormy, noir cinematic nuevo tango/classical pianist/composer Fernando Otero leads his quartet at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

5/14, 7 PM one of this era’s most individualistic, intense, lyrical oldtimey country blues guitarits and songwriters, Lenny Molotov at Sidewalk

5/14, 7 PM dark art-rock songwriter Ambrosia Parsley plays the al bum release show for her death-fixated new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $15

5/14, 7:30 PM potentially the year’s best twinbill with the most eclectic and arguably strongest songwriter in town, darkly and sardonically but also plaintively intense accordionist/singer Rachelle Garniez and the spine-tingling art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop singer Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – playing the album release show for her new one at Joe’s Pub, $18

5/14-17, 7:30/10 PM conductor/Gil Evans scholar Ryan Truesdell’s exhilarating Gil Evans Project big band airs out Evans’ largely forgotten hot swing catalog from the early part of his career at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/10 PM, $30 ($35 on the weekend)

5/14, 7:30 PM hey birders – leave your Sibley at home but bring your binoculars! The Chamber Orchestra of NY perform Frederick Delius’s On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Respighi’s The Birds. Soloist is violinist Jennifer Pike, $25 tix avail

5/14, 7:30 PM edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura followed by fiery, hard-rocking Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart playing the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

5/14, 7:30 PM James Lovell and his rustic Caribbean Garifuna Drum Band play a cross-pollinated collaboration with Cape Breton singers at Meridian 23 on 23rd St. east of 7th Ave.

5/14, 7:30 PM up-and-coming pianists Ariela Bohrod, Radoslawa Jasik, Matthew Griswold, Anna Glig (alumna), Shulin Guo, Gvantsa Zangaladze take turns performing sonatas by Lowell Liebermann, Alexander Reinagle, Charles Ives, Charles Griffes, Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber at Subculture, free, rsvp req to 212-533-5470 ext. 101

5/14, 8 PM high-voltage oldschool soul and funk with Sonny Knight & the Lakers at Brooklyn Bridge Park, free 

5/14, 8 PM acerbic, surrealistic, entertaining avant garde chanteuse/provocatrice Amy X Neuburg at the Old Stone House in Park Slopr, $10

5/14, 9 PM cleverly lyrical, darkly funny Nashville gothic rock with Maynard & the Musties at Hank’s

5/14, 9 PM creepy dark garage/punk soul band the Naked Heroes followed by the Space Merchants – who work a doomy reverb/fuzztone psych vibe, Sabbath with a Farfisa! – at Cake Shop, $8 

5/14, 9 PM wickedly catchy, jangly retro Laurel Canyon psych-folk band the Mystic Braves at Baby’s All Right, $12

5/14, 9 PM wild New Orleans/soul band Mingo Fishtrap followed by psychedelic hard funk band the Main Squeeze at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

5/14, 10 PM the plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing of Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

5/14, 10 PM ageless early 80s surf punks Agent Orange – still Living in Darkness after all these years – at St. Vitus, $15

5/14, 10 PM dazzlingly eclectic, witty B3 jazz organist Brian Charette‘s Mighty Grinders trio at 55 Bar

5/14, 11 PM a monstrously good monster surf/noir garage rock twinbilll with ferocious reverb-driven noir garage rockers Twin Guns and searing, Radio Birdman-esque garage punks the Brimstones – who don’t have a bass but don’t need one – at the Gutter, absurdly cheap, $5

5/15, 7:30 PM oudist-and-guitar duo Erdal Akkaya & Jeronimo Maya play spiky tunes “from Andalusia to Anatolia” at Drom, $15

5/15, 8 PM pianist André Watts and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra with conductor Peter Bay will present an imaginative selection of works that includes Grieg’s passionate concerto, Beethoven’s luminous fourth concerto, Stravinsky’s folk-inspired Four Norwegian Moods and Mozart’s effervescent Cosí fan tutte overture at NJPAC in Newark, five minutes from the Path train, $25 tix avail

5/15, 8/10 PM intense, edgy jazz guitarist Mike Moreno leads a smartly tight quartet with Aaron Parks-piano; Doug Weiss-bass; Adam Cruz – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

5/15, 8:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Michael Boyman: Tightrope Walker, (winner of their 2015 composition competition); Schumann: Cello Concerto with soloist Jeanette Stenson; Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

5/15, 8:30 PM violinist Sam Bardfeld leads a really cool trio with Kris Davis – Piano; Vinnie Sperrazza – Drums at I-Beam, $10

5/15, 9 PM shambling, fun indie soul harmony band Sunshine followed by Strait Up playing George Strait covers at Freddy’s

5/15, 9 PM the Blue Dahlia play their roots reggae/klezmer/tango/ska mashups at Bar Chord

5/15, 10 PM this era’s greatest cinematic noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

5/15, 10 PM searingly intense, charismatic, fearless acoustic punk blues siren Molly Ruth followed by fiery Canadian gothic rocker Lorraine Leckie and her psychedelic band with Hugh Pool on lead guitar at Sidewalk

5//15, 10 PM creepy, theatrical female-fronted noir cabaret/circus rock band Orphan Jane at Otto’s

5/15, 10ish nine-piece original psychedelic Afrobeat dancehall monsters Zongo Junction at the Kymberle Project, 1332 Atlantic Ave. (Nostrand/New York Ave.) in Bed-Stuy, A/C to Nostrand Ave. and a five-minute walk, $10. Campy Israeli couplecore disco duo Hank & Cupcakes open.

5/15, 10 PM high-energy newschool C&W jamband Holy Ghost Tent Revival at Rock Shop, $10

5/15, 11 PM cinematic soundtrack instrumentalists/surf rockers the Tarantinos NYC play the album release show for their new one at Lucille’s Bar, $10

5/15, midnight soaring, brilliant singer Magda Giannikou’s lush, sweeping, pan-Mediterranean art-rock/chamber pop/jazz group Banda Magda at the big room at the Rockwood

5/16, 3 PM enigmatic, kinetic Seattle 80s style indie rockers Mega Bog at Trans-Pecos, $8

5/16. 3 PM members of the Jackson Heights Orchestra: pianist Joseph Bartolozzi, soprano Jayne Skoog with guitarist Vincent Cross; plus performances by their brass section and string quartet at St. Mark’s Church, 81 st St. and 34 th Ave., Jackson Heights, $20, all proceeds to benefit the orchestra, reception to follow

5/16, 4 PM female-fronted New York drum ensembles: the 2nd Spirit of Aña and tarentella sorceress Alessandra Belloni and the Daughters of Cybele at the BMHC Lab,1303 Louis Niné Blvd in the Bronx.

5/16, 5 PM fiery Americana/Balkan/klezmer fiddler Sarah Alden and her all-star string band followed by the Bogmen’s Vic Thrill at Pete’s

5/16, 7 PM soaring, austerely majestic haunting Turkish choral group the New York Ataturk Chorus at Drom, $20 followed at 9 by the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass stylings of the Underground Horns ($10 separate adm)

5/16, 7:15 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

5/16, 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Michael Boyman: Tightrope Walker, (winner of their 2015 composition competition); Fasil Say: Violin Concerto (“1001 Nights in the Harem”) with soloist Jason Mellowl Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

5/16, 8 PM a concert to commemorate the infamous events at Kent State and Jackson State with Emma’s Revolution and Magpie. at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18, “nobody turned away”

5/16, 8 PM Mike Gent of surrealistic, sardonic 90s powerpop legends the Figgs in a rare twinbill with Doug Gilllard at Hifi Bar

5/16, 8 PM the band that put Haitian psychedelic funk on the map in the 90s, Boukman Eksperyans at Roulette, $25

5/16, 8 PM innovative choral ensemble Cantori NY sing the world premiere of Pedro Páramo by Colombian-American composer Alba Pote plus Where the Willows Meet by Niels Rosing-Schow at the church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St $25/$20 srs/$5 stud

5/16, 8 PM works by Robert Sierra, Chopin, Monsalvatge, Sierra, Villa-Lobos performed by Harolyn Blackwell, soprano with the Split Second Piano Ensemble – Roberto Hidalgo and Marc Peloquin at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th St, $20

5/16, 9 PM tvicious noiserock jamband the the Skull Practitioners– led by Steve Wynn sparring partner/genius guitarist Jason Victor, and who also happen to be NYC’s forsemost practitioners of the last-minute gig – at the Flat,

5/16, 9 PM ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled female-fronted Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric, $10

5/16, 9 PM irresistibly quirky, hyperliterate, charming all-female cello/accordion.uke harmony trio the Debutante Hour at Moscow 57, 168 1/2 Delancey St

5/16, 9 PM guitarist Mimi Oz‘s Rooster – a real kitchen-sink band with soul and rock and darker sounds and an omnipresent sense of humor – followed at 10 by powerhouse bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote playing their groovalicious funk and Afrobeat-influenced bounce at the Way Station

5/16, 9 PM legendary Hoboken proto-dreampop jangleband the Feelies at the Bell House, $25 gen adm, adv tix rec, this might sell out

5/16, 10 PM Certain General guitarslinger Phil Gammage’s Adventures in Bluesland– whose material spans from Muddy Waters to Elvis to originals – at Sidewalk

5/16, 10 PM Supermambo – vibraphonist Felipe Fournier‘s tribute to Tito Puente, who got his start on that instrument – at Barbes

5/16, 10 PM the self-explanatory Viva Vallenato Badass Accordion Band at Silvana

5/17, 1 PM almy, sardonically individualistic vocal jazz stylist Dorian Devins leads her trio with Lou Rainone – piano, Paul Gill – bass at Bar 9, 807 Ninth Ave (between 53rd & 54th,free

5/17, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra with conductor Barbara Yahr offer a dramatic conclusion to their season featuring Rossini’s William Tell Overture, a music video with music by Berlioz performed with special guest mezzo-soprano Naomi O’Connell, and then Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Suggested donation is $20/$10 stud/srs, reception to follow.

5/17, 5 PM ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at Palisades

5/17, 5 PM elegant jazz violinist Sara Caswell and her quartet at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lexington Ave, free

5/17, 7 PM percussive, trance-inducing, bitingly tuneful, Middle Eatstern-tinged female-fronted jamband SisterMonk at the small room at the Rockwood

5/17, 7 PM legendary Piedmont fingerstyle country blues guitarist Larry Johnson at Terra Blues

5/17, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato – who adds a jazzy, otherworldly, sometimes Balkan edge to flamenco tunes – at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

5/17, 7:30/9:30 elegant oldschool soul singer Mavis Swan Poole and Soul Understated at Ginny’s Supper Club uptown, $15

5/17, 4:30 PM the intense, occasionally Middle Eastern-tinged fifteen piece Eyal Vilner Big Band at Smalls

5/17, 10ish bouncy Afrobeat orchestra Emefe at Baby’s All Right, $10

5/18, 7:30 PM “Glass & Blood”: concert works from the bloodiest film scores by Philip Glass performed by pianist Michael Riesman and violinist Chase Spruill at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix avail

5/18, 7:30 PM trumpet icon Ingrid Jensen‘s Berklee Quintet – keeping it fresh and real – at Dizzy’s Club, $30

5/18, 8 PM dynamic Jewish folk grooves from across Eastern Europe with violinist Ben Sutin & Klazz Ma Tazz followed by Funkaholics Anonymous playing songs from their big black book at Silvana

5/18, 8 PM a brilliant ensemble from OpenICE – Jennifer Curtis, violin; Rebekah Heller, bassoon; Daniel Lippel, guitar; Joshua Rubin, clarinet ; Ross Karre, percussion – plays music by their mentor, Pauline Oliveros at Jack in Ft. Greene, free w/rsvp

5/18, 8 PM good twinbill: intense, piano-based, Aimee Mann-style literate chamber pop group Elizabeth & the Catapult followed by jaunty chamber pop band the Spring Standards at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

5/18, 8 PM oldtime Americana maven Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, who may well be the most talented multi-instrumetalist in all of NYC followed by ex-Dylan lead guitarist Larry Campbell with singer Teresa Williams at City Winery, $20 standing room avail. at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

5/18, 8 PM “contemporary piano star Joseph Kubera performs the world premiere of Elliott Sharp’s Berlin Noir, the New York premieres of Christian Wolff’s Sailing By and Stuart Saunders Smith’s Thicket, as well as John King’s Piano Diaries, small gems by David Mahler, and perhaps some surprises” at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

5/18, 8 PM terse, moody jazz trumpeter Avishai Cohen‘s Triven at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

5/18, 8:15/9:30 PM powerful, intense bass clarinetist Todd Marcus and his large ensemble play the album release show for his spine-tingling, Middle Eastern-tinged, politically-fueled new one at Shapeshifter Lab

5/18, 11 PM spiky, irresisittibly fun Hawaiian swing with King Isto’s Tropical String Band at Pete’s

5/19, 7 PM not a music event but an important one New Topics in Social Computing: Resistance Under Surveillance with panelists Kade Crockford, Ingrid Burrington, Bina Ahmad and Raven Rakia, “Wwe will consider how surveillance impacts communities and public discourse, and the way that dissent can thrive in a world under watch. We will talk about the human lives affected by surveillance and policing, focusing on communities in NYC and elsewhere. In this panel we will discuss strategies and tactics for activists and offer critical perspectives on solutions.” at Eyebeam, 34 35th Street, Unit 26 (5th Floor), Brooklyn, free

5/19, 7 PM a new big band jazz summit to rival anything majestic and epic staged in NYC this year: the Nathan Parker Smith Ensemble + JC Sanford Orchestra + Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, wow!

5/19, 7 PM pianist Mathis Picard and the Juilliard Jazz Trio play Strayhorn numbers at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 104 E. 126th Sr, free

5/19, 7 PM Susan Mandel, cello and Mikael Darmanie, piano play a program TBA followed by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

5/19, 2:30 PM Andrew Yeargin plays the vintage 1830 Appleton Organ on the balcony in the musical instruments section at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

5/19, 8 PM eerie, otherworldly, psychedelic Erik Satie reinventors Dan Willis & Velvet Gentlemen at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

5/19-24, 8/10 PM Aram Bajakian – Lou Reed’s last and arguably best lead guitarist – plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with a killer cast of characters, that you’d expect from the last great lead guitarist in Lou Reed’s band. Choice pick: late set, opening night, a Yusuf Lateef tribute with Sylvie Courvoisier on piano and Mat Maneri on viola, $15

5/19, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble and the JACK Quartet performi works from Jason Eckardt’s new CD “Subject” (Tzadik Records) and music of John Zorn, including the world premiere of Autumn Rhythm at Roulette, $20/$15 stud./srs

5/19, 9 PM the Bright Smoke (the French Exit’s Mia Wilson’s haunting, angst-ridden, atmospherically trippy new project)at the Cameo Gallery, $8

5/19, 9 PM adventurous, fun, quirky female-fronted psychedelic pop duo Robin’s Egg Blue at the Mercury, $10

5/20, 6 PM cross-pollinated Appalachian and Nepalese sounds with the Mountain Music Project feat. Tara Linhardt (mandolin) + Shyam Nepali (sarangi) + Rajendra Karn (percussion) at the Rubin Museum of Art, free

5/20, 7 PM violinist Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble at Mariners’ Temple Baptist Church, 3 Henry St. on the LES, F to East Broadway, $25/$15 stud/srs

5/20, 9 PM two generations of NYC Balkan brass wildness; the hard-rocking  Tipsy Oxcart and the more eclectic but also more punk Hungry March Band at Matchless

5/20, 9 PM dark, diverse art-rock/noir cabaret/Nashville gothic/new wave/latin rock band Demur Demure at the small room at the Rockwood

5/21, 7 PM the NY Andalus Ensemble play slinky, rapt, otherworldly Jewish themes from Andalucia and North Africa in many languages at Elebash Hall at CUNY, 365 5 th Ave. north of 34 th St., $13.50/$10 stud/srs

5/21, 7 PM the Toomai String Quartet play new arrangements of traditional tunes from around the globe at Spectrum 

5/21, 7:30 PM Talea Ensemble and the Jack Quartet play works of whimsically innovative Austrian cult favorite composer Clemens Gadenstaetter at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St , free but res req to acfny.org. A similiar program takes place on 5/28 at 8 at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St

5/21, 8 PM bizarre segues but a good night of music: the Carte Blanche Jazz Band play suave female-fronted continental jazz followed at 9 by Marta Hernández (aka Mar Salá) playing her acoustic flamenco rock and then eventually at 11 by NYC’s most intense, purist Peruvian cumbia-surf rockers, Moneco – who play all the classics by Juaneco, Los Destellos and other rare psychedelic treats – at the Way Station

5/21, 8 PM surf rock night (!!!) at Sidewalk of all places. Should sound good since none of these bands have vocals: ageless, jangly, purist NY originals the Supertones followed at 9 by the cinematic TarantinosNYC, the Insect Surfers at 10, and Empires of the Mind at 11

5/21, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes

5/21, 8 PM intense acoustic art-rock/folk noir songwriter/chanteuse/force of nature Larkin Grimm at Uinon Hall, $10

5/21, 8 PM two rising star jazz chanteuses: bossa-inflected, subtle Rachel Brotman and bass-wielding, badass Kate Davis and their bands at Littlefield, $12

5/21, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free.

5/21, 9 PM eerily playful, charismatic Nashville gothic/folk noir songstress Kelley Swindall at the Bitter End

5/21. 10:30 PM unfailingly tuneful tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser leads a quintet with Rick Germanson – piano , Willie Jones III – drums , Gerald Cannon – bass , Josh Bruneau – trumpet at Smalls

5/22, 7:30ish the habibi crooner that Bushwick’s idle classes have inexplicably adopted as their own, Omar Souleyman at le Poisson Rouge, $17 adv tix req

5/22, 7:30 PM Whitney George conducts a chamber sextet playing new works by George, Robert Paterson, Girolamo Deraco, Greg Pfeiffer, Steven Landis and Pat Muchmore at the South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St. in Ft. Greene, $10.

5/22, 7:30 PM pianist Vytautas Smetona plays works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, and his own composition at the DiMenna Center, 450 West 37th St. $20 .

5/22, 8 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache, NYC’s first and only all female mariachi band and Yianni Papastefanou, traditional Greek crooner with his orchestra; the two groups jam afterward at Flushing Town Hall, $15

5/22-23, 8 PM a six-pianist ensemble – Taka Kigawa, Jenny Lin, Laura Barger, Tania Tachova, Joseph Kubera and Ning Yu – play the world premiere of John King‘s expansive Piano Vectors at the equally spacious Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, L to Jefferson St, $10, “Imagine the 6 pianists traveling through space and time, each at their own rate, compressing or stretching time in randomized and improvised ways.”

5/22, 8 PM Indian carnatic jazz violinist Arun Ramamurthy and his funky trio at the Way Station

5/22, 9 PM explosive guitar-fueled art-rock jamband Wounded Buffalo Theory at Rock Shop, $10

5/22, 9 PM a big jazzy twinbill: Dennis Lichtman’s western swing band Brain Cloud followed by oldtimey swing archive raiders/obscure treasure revivalists the Ghost Train Orchestra both playing the album release shows for their new ones at the Jalopy, $10 adv tix available at the venue

5/22, 10 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka – who are just as fun as Gogol Bordello – at the Delancey, $10

5/22. 10 PM catchy, amazingly eclectic indie classical/funk/Indian/klezmer cellist Dan Kassel at Pete’s. You gotta give props to a club who’d book a cellist for a 10 PM gig on a Friday night.

5/22, 10ish edgy, abrasively tuneful postpunk band Anwar Sadat at Palisades

5/22, 10 PM roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at Shrine

5/22, 10:30 PM dark, guitarishly intense punk blues band Penrose at Arlene’s, $10

5/22, 11 PM ferocious, guitar-driven Austin gutter blues/noir rockers the Sideshow Tragedy at the small room at the Rockwood

5/22, 11 PM hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is both great fun and potently relevant at the Bitter End

5/22, midnight psychedelic original Nuyorican salsa band La Mecanica Popular at Nublu

5/23, 1:30 PM lushly kinetic, eclectic, viola-driven Russian Romany/tango/cinematic instrumentalists Ljova & the Kontraband at the Queens Library in Flushing, 41-17 Main St, free

5/23, 6 PM a killer triplebill at Barbes: Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s followed at 8 by pianist Alejandro Zuleta and band, who reinvent cumbia classics with a jazz and classical tinge, and then at 10 cumbia dance group Chia’s Dance Party

5/23, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff and his trio at Terra Blues

5/23,7 PM NYC’s most reliably adventurous string ensemble, the Mivos Quartet play NY premieres by Katherine Young and Richard Carrick plus works by Andrew Greenwald, Sam Nichols and Carl Kanter at the DiMenna Center, $15/$10 stud/srs

5/23, 7:30 PM the Prism  saxophone quartet play new works written for them by Julia Wolfe; Michael Daugherty; David Hertzberg; Emma O’Halloran, Viet Cuong and Jonathan Russell;, Kyle Bartlett; Solon Snider and Mark Macaluso, and Prism’s own Matthew Levy at Symphony Space, $

5/23, 7:30 PM Ukrainian composer/piano shredder Lubomyr Melnyk at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix req

5/23, 8 PM dark intense cult favorite lyrical rocker LJ Murphy and his unstoppable, blues and Stax/Volt-infused noir band the Accomplices at Sidewalk

5/23, 8 PM Marta Hernández (aka Mar Salá) plays her acoustic flamenco rock at Shrine

5/23 9 PM hypnotic, psychedelic south Asian/Balkan dance trance band Sandaraa followed by the reliably ferocious, fun Balkan madness of Raya Brass Band at Littlefield

5/23, 9 PM intense, exhilarating string trio Trio Tritticali – who are as sizzling on classic Egyptian themes as they are at chamber funk, classical or latin music – play tangos at Freddy’s

5/24, 6 PM edgy improviser Shayna Dulberger plays a rare solo bass set at Downtown Music Gallery

5/24, 7 PM kinetic jazz and avant garde-inspired postrock instrumentalists the Cellar & Point at he big room at the Rockwood. 5/29, 8:30 PM they’re at Spectrum

5/24, 8 PM atmospheric avant garde classical lutenist Jozef Van Wissem at Littlefield, $15

5/24, 9 PM intoxicating LA noir psychedelic soul band Chicano Batman at Brooklyn Bowl, $7

5/25, 7 PM wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties– sort of NYC’s answer to John Prine – at Cowgirl Seahorse, 259 Front St in the South St Seaport

5/25, 7 PM the surprisingly counterintuitive, intricate, sweepingly majestic Cecilia Coleman Big Band at the Garage

5/25, 8 PM the NY Philharmonic plays Beethoven’s Egmont Overture plus Shosatakovich’s intense Symphony No. 10 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, free, get there an hour early at least.

5/25, 9 PM jangly, anthemic, well-loved newgrass/chamber pop band Trampled by Turtles at Brooklyn Bowl, $25 adv tix rec

5/25, 9:30 PM Colombian bandleader Carolina Oliveros leads her group Bulla En El Barrio playing obscure cumbia and party classics at Barbes

5/26, 7:30 PM diverse European klezmer sounds with the Arnold Hammerschlag Group w/Sam Bardfeld, Wil Holshouser, Fima Ephron, and Aaron Alexander at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

5/26, 6 PM ferocious, fearless, feral oldschool postbop tenor saxophonist Eric Wyatt leads a trio at the Garage. Happy hour crowd, look out. He’s also at Smalls at half past one in the morning the night of 5/30 (technically 5/31)

5/26, 6:30 PM torchy North Carolina newschool swing chanteuse/bandleader Bess McCrary fronts a solid quintet featuring noir guitar mastermind Al Street at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec

5/26, 7:30 PM a show not to be missed: Bahaus bassist David J – as a songwriter, a noir icon in his own right – reads from his memoir Who Killed the Moonlight and then plays with this era’s greatest art-rock pianist, Botanica’s Paul Wallfisch at Joe’s Pub, $18

5/26-31, 8/10:30 PM lyrical jazz piano titan George Cables leads a trio at the Vanguard, $30

5/26, 8 PM reliably eclectic, meticulously compelling chamber group Mimesis Ensemble play an intriguing cross-centuries program including J.S. Bach: Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052; Mohammed Fairouz: Sadat, a ballet in 5 acts (NYC premiere]; Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round; Stravinsky: Concerto in Eb Major, “Dumbarton Oaks” at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $tba

5/26-31, 8/10 PM iconic avant garde/jazz bassist Mark Dresser plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with a small arsenal of supporting players, $15. Choice pick: the early show on 5/27 with Myra Melford (piano) Matt Wilson (drums) , and the early show on 5/30, a duo with trombonist Roswell Rudd.

5/26, 8 PM Gerald Cleaver, Nels Cline and Larry Ochs improvise at Jack in Ft. Greente – sparks will fly at this one

5/26, 9 PM haunting, tersely introspective pianist/singer Noa Fort – who mashes up moody Middle Eastern sounds, classical and jazz improvisation at Caffe Vivaldi

5/26, 9 PM a rare duo show with Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – with her sizzling guitarslinger pal Homeboy Steve Antonakos at Silvana

5/26, 9:30 PM the brass-fueled ten-piece Josh Evans Big Band at Smalls

5/26, 9ish Coeur de Pirate – pianist/singer Beatrice Martin’s torchy chamber pop/art-rock project – at le Poisson Rouge, $16 adv tix rec

5/27, 7:30 PM a monstrously good jazz triplebill: bassist Linda Oh‘s Sun Pictures with Ben Wendel (tenor sax), Ben Monder (guitar) and Justin Brown (drums); tenor man Donny McCaslin‘s Fast Future with Henry Hey (keyboards), Matt Clohesy (bass), Nate wood (drums) and then trombonist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis with Mike Rodriguez (trumpet), Camila Meza (voice), Jorge Roeder (bass), Jimmy MacBride (drums) at Subculture, $30 adv tix req

5/27, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble “explores music by composers who play in the nooks and crannies of musical tuning systems. Integrating phenomena such as beatings and pitch discrepancies inherent in instrument design, composers Larry Polansky, Peter Adriaansz, and Karola Obermueller” at the Abrons Arts Center on the LES, free w/ rsvp

5/27, 8:30 PM a killer Balkan night at Freddy’s starting with the Macedonian sounds of Odglasi, then that new Albanian band with Jenny Luna, Michael Winograd, Eylem Basaldi, Patrick Hay, Yoshie “Bud” Fruchter, Nezih Antakli and finally at around 11 Que Vlo-Ve playing classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s

5/27, 9 PM smartly terse, pensive art-rock cellist/singer Patricia Santos plays the album release show for her new one at Max Cellar, 2 Knickerbocker Ave at Johnson Ave. in Bushwick, free, L to Morgan Ave.

5/28, 1 PM powerhouse contralto singer/vocal activist Melanie Demore plays every genre of African American folk music and rare 19 th century art-song as well as originals at Trinity Church, free

5/28, 6:30 PM a rare duo performance by Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura’s lustrously tuneful piano/trumpet duo Kaze at Downtown Music Gallery

5/28, 7 PM a special preview screening of the forthcoming Oscar-worthy docudrama the Stanford Prison Experiment, starring Billy Crudup as Dr. Philip Zimbardo – a recreation of the chilling 1972 psychological experiment replicationg a prison environment when all hell broke loose, at the at Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, plus a Q&A with director Kyle Patrick Alvarez and Dr. Christina Maslach, wife of Zimbardo, credited with bringing the experiment to a halt.

5/28, 7 PM gutter blues/punk soul icons the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Bowery Ballroom, $25

5/28, 7:30 PM an auspicious collaboration between two fiery, gamelanesque percussionists: Electric Junkyard Gamelan’s Terry Dame and Sexmob‘s Kenny Wollesen at Barbes

5/28, 8 PM explosive postrock/psychedelic/metal/art-rockers Eidetic Seeing at Bowery Electric, $5 adv tix rec.

5/28, 8/10 PM the Jazz Gallery’s pickup big band plays new music for large ensemble from a trio of solid composers: composers: Nathan Parker Smith, Tom Erickson and John Yao – $15 first set, $10 for the second

5/28, 8 PM intuitive, uneasily telepathic largescale improvisation: Primitive Arkestra premieres the second part, the improvised section of Theme and Variations by David Haney with Steve Swell: Trombone, Adam Lane: Bass, Jack de Salvo: Cello, Avram Fefer: Tenor Sax, Blaise Siwula: Bass Clarinet, Jeremy Shaskus, Bass Clarinet, David Haney: Piano, others TBA at the Firehouse Space, $10

5/28, 9 PM someday people will say this stuff was classic: wry, entertaining late 90s stye urban country with Uncle Leon‘s Honkytonk Relapse at Hank’s

5/28, 10 PM Gene Ween plays Billy Joel. Not a joke – ok, it is a joke, but it’s really happening, at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix rec. He’s also here on 5/31 doing the same shtick

5/28, 10:30 PM one of the best-loved of the original grasscore bands, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec. They’re at Rough Trade at 11 the following night, 5/29 for the same advance price

5/28. 111 PM creepy southwestern gothic/western swing crooner/honkytonk bandleader Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at the Way Station

5/28, midnight not a joke – massive gospel jamband Jesus on the Mainline seem to think that they can all fit inside the small room at the Rockwood. Maybe they’ll leave the door open so you can hear them on the siadwalk.

5/29-30 an amazing two-night stand by cutting-edge, intense Middle Eastern guitarist Ayman Fanous, three sets a night at 7, 8:30 and 10 PM at the Firehouse Space, $10. Choice pick: the opening set, first night with Susan Alcorn on pedal steel.

5/29, 7 PM anthemic, kinetic, mathrock-inclined cello band Break of Reality at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec

5/29, 7:30 PM fiery postbop alto saxophonist/composer Hailey Niswanger plays the album release show for her new one PDX Jazz at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

5/29, 7:30 PM Glass Farm Ensemble presents new chamber works for violin, cello, clarinet, percussion and piano by Paula Matthusen, Mary Ellen Childs, Philip Hefti and Lars Werdenberg.at Symphony Space, $20

5/29, 8 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band followed by the even more oldschool (i.e. 1930s-50s) C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts at Barbes

5/29, 8 PM the Funky Dawgz Brass Band play New Orleans second-line grooves at Shrine

5/29, 9 PM long-running, wickedly jangly, tuneful Americana rockers the Sloe Guns followed eventually at one in the morming (wee hours of 5/30) by cool, intense, Stooges-inspired psychechdelic/gutter blues band the Pale Green Stars at the Bitter End

5/29-30, 9/10:30 PM an unorthodox and probably raptly rewarding piano-bass duo show with Frank Kimbrough – the go-to guy for big band jazz piano in NYC – and bassist Jay Anderson at Mezzrow, $20

5/29, 10 PM a rare Feral Foster appearance beyond his Jalopy home turf, at the smalll room at the Rockwood

5/29, 10 PM the Doolittle Family playing their jangly mix of 60s Laurel Canyon psych-pop and country at Pete’s

5/30, 1:30 PM an afternoon of jazz with vocalist Kris Adams and pianist Doug Johnson with the Broken Reed Sax Quartet’s Charley Gerard sitting in on a few numbers, $20 includes make-your-own tacos and Mexican beer, at 99 Gold St. #1L (Front/York), Dumbo, F to York St., $20 at the door, kids free!

5/30, 5 PM pianist Jeffrey Siegel plays Bach, Beethoven, Paderewski, Gershwin at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

5/30, 6 PM balmy, sardonically individualistic vocal jazz stylist Dorian Devins leads her “vocal /reedtet” with Tom Christensen – oboe, tenor sax; Lou Rainone – Fender Rhodes and Tom Hubbard – bass at the Whynot Jazz Room, $12. On 5/31 Devins is doing a 1 PM brunch show with her trio at Bar 9, 807 9th Ave

5/30, 7:30 PM the NY Composers Circle’s gala chamber concert this year features a whole slew of new works – feature the world premiere of the winner of its ninth annual composers’ competition, Vladimir del Orbe’s Contextual Enigma, for clarinet, double bass, and piano, plus three other world premieres: Emiko Hayashi’s End of Hot Summer, for soprano saxophone, vibraphone, piano, and bongos; Dary John Mizelle’s Baseball: Opening Day, for marimba and piano; and Robert S. Cohen’s Galapagos Suite, for marimba. In addition, the program will include Roger Blanc’s Mood Swings for Jazz Quartet, Tamara Cashour’s Queens Suite, for violin, viola, cello, and harp, Hubert Howe’s Inharmonic Fantasy, for electronics, and Madelyn Byrne’s First Flight, Early Spring, for flute and electronics in its New York premiere.at Symphony Space, $30/students free

5/30, 7:30/10 PM pianist Fred Hersch and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon in a rare summit meeting of two of the most creative, erudite, surprising minds in jazz at the Jazz Standard, $30

5/30, 8 PM Syrian pianist Riyad Nicolas plays works by Chopin and Dia Al Succari at Alwan for the Arts in the financial district, $20/$15 stud/srs

5/30, 8ish alternately assaultive and plaintive punk classical/art-rock duo Naked Roots Conducive – violinist Natalia Steinbach and cellist Valerie Kuehne –at 1512 DeKalb Avenue #1R (Bedford/Skillman), G to Bedford-Nostrand if the train’s running this weekend

5/30, 8ish 5/30: twangy, wry oldschool country bandleader Andrew Sovine and friends at Hometown BBQ in Red Hook

5/30, 9 PM brilliant instrumental twang/surf band the Bakersfield Breakers at Route 66 Smokehouse, 46 Stone St. in the financial district, free

5/30, 9:30 PM high-voltage bluegrass with the Dark City Strings at Union Hall, $10

5/30, 10 PM Random Test play oldschool roots reggae at Shrine

5/30, 11:30 PM noie mastermind Karla Moheno’s irressistibly charming Andrews Sisters-inspired harmony trio the Tickled Pinks at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 min strictly enforced

5/30, 11:30 PM a killer psychedelic funk twinbill: Mamarazzi followed by the Superpowers at the big room at the Rockwood

5/30, midnight a rare US appearance by Morocco’s Innove Gnawa Band at Nublu

5/31, 2:30 PM the Chinese Music Ensemble of NY plaus ancient Chinese classical as well as modern compositions on traditional Chinese instruments at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

5/31, 3 PM a performance of Gerald Cohen‘s harrowing, astringent Holocaust-themed opera Steal a Pencil For Me (based on the documentary film) at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $18

5/31, 6 PM Pablo Cafici: piano -Juan Pablo Navarro: double bass with special guests:Guillermo Klein: piano and Yotam Silberstein:guitar play new Argentine music at Spectrum

5/31, 7 PM a killer twang triplebill at the Jalopy: surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers – whose new album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun – followed by the Country Provisions Band and then Katie Brennan’s honkytonk crew the Bourbon Express playing the album release show for their excellent new one at the Jalopy, $10

5/31, 7 PM the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra plays a benefit concert for Nepal earthquake relief featuring Tchaikovsky’s monumental 5th symphony, Mozart’s Horn Concerto #3 (featuring Peter DelGrosso) and the Nepali national anthem arranged by Paul Joseph, at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.), Flushing, just ten minutes on foot or by bus from the Flushing Ave. 7 train station. $20 sugg don, all proceeds to benefit Nepalese relief organizations

5/31, 7 PM cutting-edge, playful, acerbic vocalese-and-bass improvisation with the Velocity Duo: Lauren Lee and Charlie Sabatino at Downtown Music Galler

5/31, 7:30 PM irresistibly funny, smutty comedy-rock duo the Reformed Whores at Union Hall, $5

5/31, 8 PM ambitious, smart, noir-inclined tenor saxophonist Patrick Cornelius leads an octet including Fabian Almazan on piano and Peter Slavov on bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

5/31, 9 PM bewitchingly intense Americana/jazz/janglerock songwriter Erica Smith, rockabilly/honkytonk guitar maven Monica Passin and then wryly edgy, politically-fueled American Ambulance frontman Pete Cenedella headlining at around 11 at 2A

5/31, 9 PM Kingston roots reggae band the Nomaddz at Shrine

6/1, 7 PM the increasingly darker, more Americana-oriented, lyrically brilliant Linda Draper at the small room at the Rockwood. Noir guitar genius Jim Campilongo is there at 10 followed eventually at midnight by the similarly noir cult favorite piano jazz Dred Scott Trio, back at last!

6/1, 8 PM tuneful third-stream jazz pianist Laila Biali and her combo at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/1, 9:30 PM a psychedeic cumbia summit with members of El Combo Chimbita and MAKU Soundsystem at Barbes

6/2, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble with violinist Caroline Shaw play an all-Timo Andres program at the Miller Theatre, free

6/2, 7 PM smoldering Detroit noir soul band Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Baby’s All Right, $12

6/2, 7 PM Scarface – yeah, him, from the Geto Boys – at Red Hook Park, early arrival advised, watch your back and your brother’s back too

6/2-7, 8/10:30 PM powerhouse postbop trumpeter Terrell Stafford leads a quintet with Tim Warfield Jr-alro aZ., Bruce Barth-piano Peter Washington-bass, Billy Williams-drums at the Vanguard, $30

6/2, 7:30 PM traditional Yiddish song maven Itzik Gottesman & friends at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/2-7, 8/10 PM iconic noir jazz saxophonist Roy Nathanson plays a weeklong stand at the Stone, $15. Too many good sets to list. Choice pick (get there early!!!): the 10 PM slot  opening night with the Jazz Passengers, and also the 10 PM slot on 6/3, a B3 organ quartet with Marc Ribot! Suddenly it’s like it’s 1999 again and Tonic hasn’t yet been bulldozed for a luxury highrise!

6/2, 8 PM the North/South Chamber Orchestra play new works by Oliver Caplan, Emma Lou Diemer, Eugene Marlow, Patricia Morehead and Margarita Zelenaia with oboist William Meredith and bassoonist Gilbert Dejean, at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus, free

6/2, 8 PM the Highline Chamber Ensemble play a program TBA at Subculture, $25 adv tix req

6/2-3, 9:30 PM lyrical, intense tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger records a live album at 55 Bar with Jason Palmer – trumpet; ; Kim Cass – bass; Ian Froman – drums, $10

6/3, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6: Vicky Chow, piano; Jennifer Choi, violin; Michael Nicolas, cello play John Zorn trios at the Miller Theatre, free

6/3, 8 PM Intense, soaring singer/pianist Anna Winthrop, cellist Kirin McElwain and flutist Emma Davis play their individualistic, windswept, cinematic jazz-inflected art-rock at Drom, $10

6/3, 10 PM creepy noir chamberpop crooner Jon DeRosa – the missing link between Scott Walker and Mark Sinnis – at St. Vitus

6/3, 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, $12 adv tix rec

6/4, 2 PM-ish La La Brooks, former original lead singer of badgirl doo-wop legends the Crystals at a block party at 47-51 33rd St, Long Island City, free

6/4, 6-9 PM art-rocker Alexander Hacke‘s ecologically-themed soundtrack Transflexion: Net of Mirrors accompanies six visual artists’ projections at Made in NY Media Center, 30 John St, Dumbo, free. There will also be projections by other video artists screened outdoors at the corner of Anchorage and Pearl starting at dusk.

6/4-7, 7 PM with a 2 PM matinee on 6/7, drummer Eve Sicular and her exhilaring, multistylistic band Metropolitan Klezmer perform her ever-more-relevant, musically rich musical theatre piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files at Here, west of 6th Ave. past the park just south of Spring St.,, $25/20 stud/srs

6/4, 7 PM highly regarded highway rock and alt-country road warriors the Barr Bros. and the Felice Bros. at Red Hook Park, free

6/4, 10 PM the postpunk band that invented the genre, Wire at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/5, 7 PM hot oldtimey swing band Svetlana & the Delancey Five in front of the TKTS booth at Times Square – let’s show the tourists who runs this town, huh!

6/5, 8 PM melancholy acoustic Americana cover song specialists the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn – a Spanking Charlene side project – at Sidewalk

6/5, 9 PM hard-hitting female-fronted psychedelic guitar power trio Devi plays two sets at the Lincoln Inn, 13 Lincoln St. in Jersey City, free. Lead singer/guitarist Debra Devi will read from her hilarious Devil’s Dictionary of the blues, Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu in between sets http://www.devi-rock.com

6/5, 9;30 PM ageless, corrosively lyrical glamrock icon Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix req

6/6-7 create your own art posters from art materials and supplies available for everyone. the Black Lives Matter art show on Governor’s Island as part of the annual Figment art extravaganza there.

6/6, noon, free performances by avant improvisers including thingNY at the Grattan Street Performance Block Party at Bushwick Open Studios, Grattan St. between Bogart St. and Morgan Ave., L to Morgan Ave., with Oxygen Ensemble, Jeff Young’s Magical Kingdom of Dust, New Thread Quartet + Luke Schwarz, Naked Roots Conducive and Cacaw.

6/6. 3ish Moroccan trance-funk grooves with the Innove Gnawa Band outdoors at Union Pool, free

6/6, 3 PM-ish, Soviet Georgian music/dance ensemble the Dancing Crane Company perform rousing material from their native land and Ukraine on the Coney Island Boardwalk – where, just follow your ears

6/6, 4 PM-ish trumpeter Roy Hargrove and band at Central Park Summerstage. Get there early since the 90s opening act is popular.

6/6, 7 PM Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band play their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at Sidewalk

6/6m 7PM the indie classical world’s go-to pianist, Lisa Moore, plays new works by Kate Moore (US premiere), Stephen Cabell (world premiere), John Luther Adams, and Chris Rogerson (NY premieres) at the DiMenna Center, $20

6/6, 8 PM former stars of Rodeo Bar, bassist Heidi Lieb’s trio  the Lonesome Prairie Dogs play all sorts of vintage C&W at the Way Station

6/6, 9ish a gathering of freedom fighters against gentrification with music by hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes and ska vets the Rocksteady 7 at Hank’s

6/6. 9 PM fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems with Hannah vs. the Many followed by a reunion of hilarious, sardonically careening glam/party band Haley Bowery & the Manimals at Rock Shop, $10

6/6, 10 PM a rare solo show by the sharp, wryly literate, amusing, John Prine-influenced Joe Maynard of Maynard & the Musties at Sidewalk

6/7, 5ish intense, eclectic, Middle Eastern-tinged afropop singer Angelique Kidjo at Central Park Summmerstage, best to get there at 3 when the gates open

6/7, 6ish oldschool soul crooner/Daptone rediscovery Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Corona Park in Queens

6/7, 7:30 PM kinetic vibraphone jazz trio (and David Bowie reinventors) the Wee Trio at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/7-8, 9 PM southwestern gothic/desert psychedelia cult heroes Calexico at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/7 Canadian Indian musicians on their annual Red Ride Tour at the Cameo Gallery

6/8, 5:30 PM a seven-piece chamber ensemble from Music From China perform an eclectic mix of traditional Chinese and contemporary classical music, with Chen Yi’s CMA commissioned work “Three Dances from China South” along with traditional tunes on the upper terrace at Bryant Park, free

6/9, 5ish popular, occassionally haunting all-female oldtime Americana harmony trio Della Mae in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

6/9, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival with free admission at several institutions: he Metropolitan Museum of Art; Neue Galerie New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; The Jewish Museum; The Museum of the City of New York; El Museo del Barrio; and the Africa Center

6/9, 7:30 PM highwire klezmer violinist Lisa Gutkin and her Trio, w/tsimbl player Pete Rushefsky & Remy Yulzari at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/9-14, 8/10:30 PM pianist Renee Rosnes leads an interesting quartet with Steve Nelson-vibes, Peter Washington-bass, Bill Stewart-drums at the Vanguard, $30

6/9, 9 PM intense, atmospheric Russian indie classical/art-rock keyboardist Olga Bell at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

6/9, 10 PM crystalline-voiced Portland, Maine acoustic Americana chanteuse Caroline Cotter – who moves seamlessly and compellingly between original New England front-porch folk, jaunty Prohibition swing, French chanson and oldtimey/bluegrass stylings – at the third room at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced

6/10, 9 PM Certain General guitarslinger Phil Gammage’s Adventures in Bluesland– whose material spans from Muddy Waters to Elvis to originals – play the album release show for their new one at Lucille’s Bar

6/9 hilarious faux-French garage/psychedelic rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is both great fun and potently relevant – at Drom

6/11, 7:30 PM, conversation moderated by filmmaker Warrington Hudlin with Rashid Johnson and blaxpliotation icon Melvin Van Peebles followed at 8 by a sreening of Johnson’s new film The New Black Yoga  at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must. After the screening, a performance by Melvin Van Peebles and his twisted soul band, Menage a Trio

6/11, 7:30 PM an all-Lukas Ligeti program of chamber works performed by Ligeti (drums), Daniel Blake (saxophone), Lorna Krier (synthesizer), Eyal Maoz and Grey McMurray (electric guitars), and special guests tba at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St, free but res req to acfny.org. There’s a similar program at 5:30 PM on 6/14 at Roulette for $20/$15 stud/srs

6/11, 8 PM a League of Composers ensesmble led by conductors Louis Karchin and Scott Voyles perform a world premieres by Morris Rosenzweig, a U.S. premiere by Kaija Saariaho, a NY premiere by David Felder and Irving Fine’s twistedly immortal Notturno for Strings and Harp at the Miller Theatre, $20/$10 stud/srs

6/11, 9 PM irresistibly fun, psychedelic, period-perfect 60s sunshine pop revivalist Jacco Gardner at Rough Trade, $12 adv tix rec

6/12, 8 PM magical, ethereal, enveloping sound sculptures by Lesley Flanigan with additional vocalists Pamela Stein Lynde, Elizabeth Munn, and Pamela Martinez, utilizing Flanigan’s own custom-made speakers and mixers at Roulette

6/12, 8 PM compellingly low-key janglerock band and Hem spinoff Little Silver at Rock Shop, $10

6/12 Laura Cantrell – arguably this era’s most compelling, magically clear-voiced female oldschool country artist – at Bowery Electric

6/13. 7:30 PM panist Weiyin Chen plays Schubert’s G Major Sonata D. 894, the Bartok Sonata, and a world premiere by Marc Neikrug at Subculture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlMqRyPUpLE

6/13, 8:30 PM sardonically funny Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk

6/13, 9ish check out this insanely awesome global klezmer/Balkan lineup: clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, Klezmer Kapelye, Psoy Korolenko (co-leader of Oy Division), Vanya Zhuk and then the mysterious “Billy’s band” at Paperbox in Bushwick, $18

6/13, 9 PM Moon Hooch – 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 – at Bowery Ballroom, $15

6/13, 10ish psychedelic, hard-hitting metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Mehanata

6/13, 11 PM all-female UK lo-fi/punk/garage band Pins – sort of like the bastard child of the early Go Go’s and Wire – at Rough Trade, $12 adv tix rec

6/14, 2:30 PM it’s Choralfest at Symphony Space: a marathon of choirs including Angelica, C4 Choral Composer-Conductor Collective, Chameleonic, Connecticut Chamber Choir, Empire City Men’s Chorus, Ghostlight, Voices of Gotham, New Amsterdam Singers, Riverside Church Inspirational Choir, The Canticum Novum Singers, The New York Virtuoso Singers and Zamir Chorale sing works from across the centuries, free, early arrival advised.

6/14, 3 PM organist Stephen Rumpf and cellist Benjamin Larsen play Robert Sirota’s Easter Canticles at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place, Park Slope, any train to Grand Army Plaza and walk downhill, free

6/14, 4 PM NYC’s only black bluegrass band – who also happen to be one of NYC’s best bluegrass and oldtime Americana crews – the Ebony Hillbillies at Betsy Head Park in Brooklyn

6/14, 8 PM smart, tuneful, soulful oldschool blues/soul singer/multi-instrumentalist Lola Johnson at Sidewalk

6/14, 9 PM the timeless Sun Ra Arkestra, with the timeless Marshall Allen and his freaky EWI horn – at Rough Trade, $18 adv tix rec

6/14 the Dorothy Parker of piano-based chamber pop: Dawn Oberg at Freddy’s.. 6/15 she’s at the Rockwood

6/14 state-of-the-art newschool psychedelia with the Middle Eastern-tinged Zola Jesus at Warsaw

6/15, 8 PM the world’s most adventurous indie classical string quintet, Sybarite5 at Bryant Park, free, as part of the Chamber Music America New Music Marathon

6/16, 7 PM Avremi Gourarie leads an allstar ensemble backing current-day cantorial and Yiddish singing stars Avraham Fried, Netanel Hershtik, Yanky Lemmer, Joseph Malovany, Lipa Schmeltzer and Zusha at Central Park Summerstage, order of acts unknown but it doesn’t really matter, they’re all good.

6/16, 7:30 PM dance leader Avia Moore, while colorful drummer Aaron Alexander leads his Klezmer Kapelye with Jordan Hirsch, Patty Farrell & the Workshop Klezmorim at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/16-21, 8/10 PM crooner Theo Bleckmann plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with a variety of interesting projects., $15 Choice pick: the late set 6/19, a duo performance of old Weimar songs with pianist Rob Schwimmer.

6/16, 9 PM cinematic jazz saxophonist Joshua Kwassman leads his group playing the album release show for his new one at Subculture, $15

6/16, 9:30 PM a lush, intense album release show by chanteuse Chris McNulty and her all-star chamber jazz band – pianist John Di Martino, guitarist Paul Bollenback, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, drummer Matt Wilson – at 54 Below, 254 W 54th St, $25

6/16, 10 PM the explosively enveloping hard groove Colin Stetson/Sarah Neufeld duo at Bowery Ballroom, $15

6/17, 7 PM trombonist John Yao’s 17-Piece Instrument – one of the most distinctive and enjoyable large jazz ensembles out there – play the album release show for their new one at Shapeshifter Lab

6/17, 8 PM a rare Hungarian twinbill with two exhilarating Romany/folk/circus rock bands: Glass House Orchestra with trumpet legend Frank London & Muzsikás at the Skirball Ctr, 566 LaGuardia Pl. just south of the park, expensive ($36) but worth it.

6/18, 7 PM powerhouse organist Christopher Houlihan plays works by Bach, Brahms, Vierne and Leo Sowerby at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 9th Avenue at 28th St, sugg don

6/18, 7 PM the release concert for klezmer/Ukrainian music mavens Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty‘s new album Night Songs from a Neighboring Village at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $15/$10 stud/srs

6/18, 7 PM in the spirit of Luther Wright’s bluegrass take on Pink Floyd’s The Wall, the Hillbenders play their droll but perfectly executed bluegrass version of the Who’s Tommy at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

6/18, 8 PM the NY Phil plays Stravinsky’s Petroushka plus works by Ravel, Berlioz and Saint-Saens on the lawn in Central Park, enter at 7 nd St. and Central Park West, free, get there early. The program repeats on 6/19 at 8 in Prospect Park

6/18-21, 8/10 PM octogenarian South African jazz piano legend Abdullah Ibrahim at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

6/18 dynamic, cutting edge female-fronted Ashebville Americana band the Honeycutters – who bridge the gap between oldschool honkytonk and newgrass – at the big room at the Rockwood

6/19, 9 PM eclectic jam-oriented mostly-female klezmer/tango/jazz band Isle of Klezbos at Joe’s Pub, $18

6/19, 11 PM hypnotic, surrealistic Aussie psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard at Bowery Ballroom, $15

6/19 Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show at the Mercury

6/20, 4 PM St. Thomas Church’s extraordinary organist and mussic director John Scott performs the program of works by J.S. Bach that  Felix Mendelssohn once played in 1840 at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, on his home turf at 53rd St./5th Ave, $10 sugg don

6/20, 5 PM pianist Enrique Graf plays music from Uruguay and Russia at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

6/20, 7:30 PM rustic Brazilian rainforest nocturnes with Forro in the Dark at Prospect Park Bandshell

6/20, 8 PM Rachel Grimes of the Rachels plays haunting, creepy, historically rich songs off her new album The Lives of Hamilton Fish at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

6/20, 8 PM long-rnnning, perennially tuneful janglerockers/powerpopsters Bubble followed eventually at 10 PM legendary/obscure 90s GBV-style dreampop band the Pineapples making a rare reunion appearance at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv ti rec

6/21, noonish the well-loved annual avant garde Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center, free, get there early if you want a seat.

6/21 a 90s ska triplebill on the Rocks Off Concerrt Cruise with Slow Children, the Voodoo Glow Skulls and Mephiskapheles aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7:30 PM, sailing at 8 PM from the pier behind the heliport at 23r d St. and the East River, $25 adv tix avail. at the office next door or the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

6/21, 8 PM the ageless, lefty king of the surf guitar, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $25

6/22 ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric

6/23, 7 PM Keith Gilyard and Greg Clark discuss moments in the history of jazz when musicians have used their art to address social problems and civic crises in the United States and beyond. These moments include two highly rhetorical musical stage shows: The Real Ambassadors, composed by Dave and Iola Brubeck and Louis Armstrong to critique the US State Department’s use of jazz as a propaganda tool in the Cold War, and Duke Ellington’s My People, composed to mark the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, as well other jazz works that do political critique. at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 104 E. 126th St. just west of Lex, free

6/23, 7:30 PM the Knights play Schubert’s 5 German Dances, Arvo Part’s Tabula Rasa, Georgyi Ligeti’s Concert Romanesc, Zhou Long’s Chinese Folk Song Suite and Dvorak’s Czech Suite at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

6/23, 8:30 PM art-rock/avant garde rocker Olga Bell‘s Krai project at South St. Seaport

6/23 low key but intense African-born acoustic groove songwriter/chanteuse Nneka at the Mercury

6/24, 7 PM Chris Potter’s well-liked Underground Orchestra – sort of the cooler prototype for acts like Snarky Puppy – at Madison Square Park

6/25, 7 PM adventurous indie classical violinist Sarah Plum performs works by Bartok as well as American composers Christopher Adler and Sidney Corbett at Spectrum, $15/$10 stud/srs

6/25, 7 PM the Lox – the 90s Yonkers hip-hop stars, not the nosh – at Corona Park in the Bronx

6/25, 7:30 PM two generations of Americana; banjo player/road warrior Jason Walker followed by Lucinda Williams at Prospect Park Bandshell

6/25-27, 8 PM experimental noiserock crew Open House play their new psychedelic Richard Brautigan-inspired sound/light piece at the Kitchen, $15

6/25 drumm Adam Rudolph’s strikingly tuneful, rumblingly improvisational Go Organic Orchestra at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

6/26, 8 PM iconic Britfolk guitarist/bandleader/songwriting genius Richard Thompson – who put on a typically transcendent solo show in Newark last month – plays with his electric band at the Town Hall, $35 tix might still be available.

6/26, 9ish slinky, dub-influenced Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

6/26, midnight newschool garage rockers the Mystery Lights followed by Ty Segall acoustic (why acoustic? Doesn’t his signature freakout attack pretty much require electricity?) at Rough Trade, $20 adv tix rec

6/26 vibaphonist Chris Dingman‘s luminous, hypnotic, gorgeously sweeping project the Subliminal & the Sublime play the album release show for their debut at the Greene Space (he wrote a cool theme that gets a lot of WNYC play, therefore the gig).

6/27, 3 PM dancehall reggae hitmakers: Massive B, Bobby Konders & Jabba, Bunji Garlin & Fay Ann Lyons, Gypgian and Maxi Priest at Central Park Summerstage, the line to get in might be out of control so take that into consideration

6/27, 6 PM Venezuelan ice cream rockers (ok, psychedelic, surfy, vallenato-influenced groovemeisters) Los Crema Paraiso and hilarious, kick-ass klezmer punks Golem (the Jewish Gogol Bordello) at South St. Seaport

6/28. 3 PM a Catalan triplebill at Central Park Summerstage: inscrutable chanteuse Sílvia Pérez Cruz, scruffy latin chamber pop band La Iaia and slyly catchy circus rock/reggae/Romany band Oques Grasses

6/29-30, 9ish the Melvins- you know them, right?  at Santos Party House, $20

6/30, 7:30 PM pianist Simone Dinnerstein and a pickup ensemble play John Adams’ Shaker Loops, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 23 in A and Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

7/2, 7:30 PM high-energy, politically-fueled Mexican rockers Las Cafeteras at the Linclon Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

7/2 ex Bee & Flower bandleader/bassist Dana Schechter’s haunting, intense, grimly cinematic instrumental project Insect Ark play the album release show for their new one at St. Vitus

7/5, 7:30 PM  soaring, brilliant singer Magda Giannikou’s lush, sweeping, pan-Mediterranean art-rock/chamber pop/jazz group Banda Magda at Pier 1 on the upper west, free

7/7, 8 PM Yonder Mountain String Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $25, notice how their ticket prices have come down now they’re not playing Live Nation venues!

7/9, half past noon hypnotically spiky West African grooves with Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free

7/10, 10ish hypnotically undulating Israeli/Eastern European dancefloor grooves with Balkan Beat Box at Brooklyn Bowl $17 adv tix rec

7/10, 7 PM high-energy, sardonic, horn-fueled Argentine ska-punk band Los Autenticos Decadentes at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/11, 3 PM mighty horn-driven soul/circus rock band No Te Va Gustar, Ximena Sariñana – who does an unconvincing, suspiciously halfhearted corporate ranchera-rock thing – and meat-and-potatoes (carne y papas?) four-on-the-floor stadium rocker Vicentico at Central Park Summerstage

7/11, 8:30 PM newschool powerpop icons the New Pornographers at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/12, 3 PM a rare Cape Verdeab triplebill: Dino D’Santiago, Mayra Andrade and the Cesária Évora Orchestra at Central Park Summerstage

7/14, 7:30 PM a Boston Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble plays Nielsen’s Wind Quintet plus works by Mozart and Brahms at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

7/15, 7 PM the ageless George Clinton & his latest P-Funk incarnation at Queensbridge Park

7/15, 9 PM cleverly hilarious newschool honkytonk crooner Hayes Carll at Rough Trade, $20

7/16, half past noon George Clinton & P-Funk at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free. Never seen the funk legend before? Wanna save forty bucks and not have to deal with the crowds? This is your place.

7/16, 9:30 PM Malian desert rock guitar shredder Vieux Farka Toure at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/17, 7:30 PM the film Son of the Sheik with a live score by Alloy Orchestra and Ghost Train Orchestra at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/18, 7:30 PM cult favorite noirish crooner Joe Henry at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/18 period-perfect early 70s-style Aussie stoner art-rock/proto-metal band Mondo Drag at St. Vitus. You’ll think you’re at a Nektar concert

7/21, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra plays works by Haydn, Wagner and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

7/22, 7 PM hypnotic, entrancing ghazal chanteuse/bandleader Kiran Ahluwalia at Madison Square Park

7/23, half past noon high-voltage Houston gospel-funk band the Jones Family Singers at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free

7/24, half past noon the magically haunting, soaring all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Madison Square Park

7/25, 2-6 PM Rudy Bishop’s Young Acolytes Symphonic Steel Orchestra ccompany a Guyanese dance celebration at 2806 Newkirk Ave. between E. 28th and 29th St. in Flatbush, free

7/25, 5 PM Niger’s desert rock guitar powerhouse Bombino at Central Park Summerstage

7/25, 3 PM golden age hip-hop cult favorite Big Daddy Kane finally makes it to Central Park Summerstage after toiling year after year in parks all over Brownsville and Staten Island

7/26, 1-5 PM celebrate Eid al-Fitr with all sorts of cool music and tasty food at the 9th Annual Arab American Bazaar in Bay Ridge at Shore Road Park, use the entrance at 79th St. and Shore Rd.

7/29, half past noon the eclectic Balkan/latin/New Orleans Underground Horns at Madison Square Park

8/1, 4 PM the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John at Central Park Summerstage: get there when the doors open at 3.

8/1 third-wave ska/soul/blues cult favorites the Slackers play the Rocks Off Concerrt Cruise aboard the Nautical Express, boarding at 6 PM, sailing at 7 PM from Pier 36 – 299 South St,  $30 adv tix avail. at the Rocks Off office out behind the heliport at 23r d St. and the East River or the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/2, 3:30ish kitchen sink Brazilian/C&W/funk/New Orleans band Nation Beat‘s Carnival Caravan featuring Cha Wa and Nação Zumbi at Central Park Summerstage

8/4, 7 PM 80s salsa romantica nostalgia with Tito Nieves at East River Park

8/4, 7:30 PM the amazing East Coast Chamber Orchestra play works by Biber, Francesco Geminiani and Tschaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C major, at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival advised

8/4, 7:30 PM 80s hip-hop nostalgia with Kool Moe Dee, Rob Base, Biz Markie and Dr. Roxanne Shante at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, watch your back.

8/4, 11 PM Penelope Houston‘s recently revitalized, legendary first-wave punk band the Avengers play their first-ever Brooklyn show at the Bell House, $18 adv tix req., if this doesn’t sell out, something’s seriously wrong with this city

8/6, 9 PM the Thurston Moore band at Bowery Ballroom, $17 adv tix req

8/7, 8:30 PM recently resurgent 70s roots reggae vets Third World at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/9, 4 PM groovemistress/cellist/singer Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy at East River Park

8/11, 7:30 PM reggae lite and dancehall hits with Maxi Priest and Gyptian at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, watch your back

8/18, 5ish the king of the literate, surrealist downtown NYC rock anthem, Willie Nile in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

8/21, 9ish the Oliver Lake Big Band at Marcus Garvey Park

8/22, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with saxophonist Camille Thurman, drummer/bandleader/personality  Jeff “Tain” Watts and B3 organ groove legend Dr Lonnie Smith at Marcus Garvey Park

8/23, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with retro crooner Michael Mwenso, luminously lyrical pianist Myra Melford and pyrotechnic alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa‘s Parker tribute, Bird Calls at Tompkins Square Park

9/2, 7 PM this era’s state-of-the-art retro soul band, Lake Street Dive at Central Park Summerstage

New York City Live Music Calendar for April and May 2015

New May-June calendar (a work in progress) here. There’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of places where these shows are happening at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

Showing through May 17, Thurs-Mon, noon-6 PM, Stonemilker – the surround-sound virtual reality installation of Bjork’s atmospheric seaside work for strings – at PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City, $10/$5 stud/srs or $5 with PS1 ticket from the previous two weeks.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Upcoming concerts feature music of Beethoven, Stravinsky, Handel  and Bartok, sugg don $30 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

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

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

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays nights at 9 PM charismatic Romany singer Eva Salina and her amazing, psychedelic band play high-voltage dub-tinged jams on classic themes from across the Balkans at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Fulton St. (Washington/Waverly), Ft Greene, C to Clinton-Washington, free

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 April, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood.

Mondays at 10 PM there’s been quite a buzz about the weekly residency by torchy songbird Angela McCluskey and pianist Paul Cantelon – the brain trust of popular 90s act the Wild Colonials – at the third stage at the Rockwood, with a rotating cast of high-quality special guests. It’s expensive: $15 plus a $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced.

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

Tuesdays in April, 7 PM the Jack Grace Band play their boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic at Skinny Dennis. They’re also at Hill Country Brooklyn at 8 on 4/9.

Tuesdays in April, 7 PM Ninth House‘s hotshot lead guitarist Keith Otten plays his own tuneful, Britrock-influenced sounds at Isle of Skye, 488 Driggs Ave (btwn N9th/N10th St.) in Williamsburg

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

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

Three Tuesdays in May: 5/5, 5/12 and 5/19 at 8 PM tuneful, eclectic pastoral jazz crew Old Time Musketry at Bar Chord

Tuesdays in May, 9ish Laura Cantrell – arguably this era’s most compelling, magically clear-voiced female oldschool country artist – at Union Hall. A series of special guests including resonator blues guitar badass Mamie Minch and cult songwriter Franklin Bruno play opening slots, more info TK.

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

Wednesdays in April at 7 PM sardonically funny, oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band at Skinny Dennis

Wednesdays in May, 8 PM Tongues in Trees – vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, and guitarist Grey McMurray from itsnotyouitsme at Barbes

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

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

Thursdays in May, 8 PM Amy Rigby plays Hifi Bar. Intense, rugged individualist with a plaintively balmy voice, bitingly literate lyrics, a tunefulness that spans from her Americana roots to Brill Building pop and new wave, and a longtime connection to this part of town. Not to be missed if great songs with an alienated streak are your thing. Ostensibly a solo residency but in reality probably involving a whole slew of special guests.

Fridays at 5 PM, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) play the balcony bar with a rotating cast of interesting special guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

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

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

Saturdays at 6 PM in May Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s at Barbes

Every Saturday in April, 8 PM wild clarinet and alto sax powerhouse Greg Squared – probably best known as co-leader of the volcanic Balkan jamband Raya Brass Band – leads one of his many projects at Barbes. His webpage says “soulful expression, hard-driving chops.” OMFG – you have no idea.

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

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

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

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

Sundays in May, 5 PM smart purist oldtime blues/Americana duo resonator guitarist Zeke Healey with Karen Waltuch joined by various ensembles followed at 7 by ubiquitiously good Americana guitarist Jason Loughlin & the String Gliders at Barbes

Sundays in May at 9 – check the Barbes calendar to make sure -Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places like art-rock and post-Velvets noiserock. He’s also very popular: get there early.

Sundays at 9 PM in May charismatic, torchy, occasionally Lynchian jazz bassist/singer Kate Davis (of the Lady Bugs) with her combo at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle, 35 E 76th St @ Madison Ave, bar seating is $15 per person, table seating $25 per person.

4/1, 7 PM balmy, sardonically individualistic vocal jazz stylist Dorian Devins and her trio at Flute Gramercy, 40 E 20th St. 4/13, 8:30 PM she’s at the Bar Next Door at 8:30 PM with Behn Gillece – vibraphone and Hans Glawischnig – bass. They’re also at Flute on 4/29

4/1, 7:30ish what a killer quadruplebill:, soaring, irresisitbly witty psychedelic/Americana songstress and Golden Palominos frontwoman Lianne Smith, blue-eyed soul songwriter/guitarist Don Piper, anthemic and politically astute 70s Britrock/art-rock maven Edward Rogers and Britfolk legend John Ford (ex-Strawbs) at Bowery Electric, $8

4/1, 7:30 PM Music for sextet by Long Island composers Jay Gach, Dana Richardson, Leonard Lehrman, Julie Mandel, Margaret Stoop and Jane Leslie performed by new music sextet Innovox at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College, Kissena Blvd. and the LIE, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, 7 train to the end of the line and then take the Main St. bus, free

4/1 multi-reedman Michael Blake leads a killer quartet with  Frank Kimbrough – piano; Ben Allison – bass; Rudy Royston – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/1, 8 PM El Imperio – intense, edgy, funky band who mash up Ethiopiques and latin styles- followed by psychedelic Ethiopiques purists Nikhil Yerawadekar & Low Mentality amd then brilliant psychedelic desert rock/cantorial art-rock band Sway Machinery at the Hive, 20 Cook St., Bushwick (Graham/Manhattan, just off Broadway, J/M to Flushing Ave) $10 sugg don

4/1, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

4/1, 9 PM surreal, Waits-influeuced, noirish, apocalyptic Americana guitar band Fellaheen at the Way Station

4/1, 9:30 PM wild, psychedelic Bay Area Romany/Middle Eastern/Balkan band Taraf de Locos – sort of the left coast version of Tribecastan – at Drom, $10. They’re at Silvana at 11 the following night, 4/2 for free.

4/2, 7:30 PM percussive postpunk band Xiu Xiu and Mantra Percussion premiere “Extinction Meditation,” their 4-movement piece about the impending environmental apocalypse due to begin around the year 2050 at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

4/2-5 Randy Weston‘s African Rhythms Quintet, featuring alto saxophonist TK Blue and veteran drummer Lewis Nash celebrate the iconic pianist/Africanist/composer’s 89th birthday, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30 ($35 on the weekend)

4/2, 7:30 PM up-and-coming chamber ensemble Face the Music play new works by Yonatan Rozin, Paris Lavidis and Michael Daugherty at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/2, 8 PM dark, charismatic, mischieviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

4/2, 11 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Pete’s. No, he doesn’t own the place.

4/3, 6:30 PM the City & Horses play their catchy, upbeat, jangly retro 80s post new wave Britpop at Chelsea Market, 79 9th Ave. (15/16), free. They sound like they just stepped out of 1988.

4/3, 7 PM an amazing triplebill of clever, lyrically-fueled tunesmithing at Sidewalk: the increasingly darker, more Americana-oriented Linda Draper, sardonically funny Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego doing an all-piano show, after he’ll switch to bass to play in Mac McCarty‘s fiery folk noir band

4/3 8ish latin ska/reggae band Radio Armada, Lima’s fun, cross-pollinating chicha/reggae/dub crew La Inedita and intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Bowery Electric, $10

4/3, 8:30 PM trippy, noisy, hypnotically psychedelic three-guitar acid rock jamband Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura at Spectrum

4/3, 9 PM a good Spanish-tinged twinbill: Mar Salá plays her acoustic flamenco rock followed by  edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Silvana

4/3, 9 PM powerhouse bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote play hot Afrobeat-tinged funk grooves at BAM Cafe

4/3, 10 PM Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustically Colombian and purist than most bands who play that stuff – at Barbes

4/3, 11:30 PM hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimer/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at Unit J, 338 Moffat St, Bushwick, L to Wilson Ave, venue is just 2 blocks from the train.

4/4, 4 PM quirkily cinematic, psychedelic, family-friendly instrumentalists Songs for Unusual Creatures, followed at 8 by intense, eclectic original Balkan clarinet/violin/oud/percussion quartet Sherita and then at 10 by upbeat Sinaloa-style Mexican mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos for $10 at Barbes

4/4, 5 PM Argentine pianist Agustin Anievas plays Schubert and Chopin at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

4/4, 7:30 PM bewitchingly assaultive art-rock duo Naked Roots Conducive – violinist Natalia Steinbach and cellist Valerie Kuehne – play the record release show for their “performance opera” Sacred521, “which “explores the beauty and terror of personal disclosure and visceral catharsis in individual experience” at Dixon Place, $12 adv tix rec

4/4, 7:30 PM banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone’s historically rich, individualistic folk ensemble the Lomax Project at the Lincoln Center Atrium

4/4, 8 PM raga pianist Utsav Lal and carnatic singer Anurag Harsh at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $15 tix avail.

4/4, 8:30ish intense, smart, tuneful janglerock guitarist Jennifer O’Connor at Bowery Electric, $10

4/4, 9 PM the Brooklyn What‘s frontman Jamie Frey’s bday show at Freddy’s. No idea who’s on the bill but the bands are bound to be good.

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

4/4 Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly four-band surf rock show at Otto’s begins at 9 with the Aquatudes, cinematic soundtrack instrumentalists/surf rockers the Tarantinos NYC playing the album release release show for their new one at 10, kick-ass original third-wavers Tsunami of Sound at 11 and the Jersey Shore’s explosive, deviously original, Dick Dale-influenced Black Flamingos sometime after midnight

4/4, 9 PM the self-explanatory, oldtimey Jug Addicts – who are a magnet for NYC’s top Americana talent and draw lots of special guests – at Skinny Dennis

4/4, 9 PM hypnotic, kinetic percussionist Alessandra Belloni‘s cross-pollinated Italian/Brazilian tarantella/samba drum-and-accordion group at Mehanata

4/4, 9:30ish playful, fun, eclectic oldtimey accordion/violin Americana/Romany/musette band the Wisterians at Moto in South Williamsburg

4/4, 9:30 PM acclaimed Turkish classical guitarist Sinan Ersahin at Bar Thalia adjacent to Symphony Space, free

4/4, 10 PM psychedelic latin folk grooves with Los Hacheros followed by the magically haunting, soaring all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache playing the album release show for their debut at Meridian 23, 161 @ 23rd St just east of 7th Ave.

4/5, 7 PM intense Middle Eastern/tango/Mediterranean jazz chanteuse Defne Sahin with an allstar band: Fabian Almazan (piano), Petros Klampanis (bass), Henry Cole (drums) and Keisuke Matsuno (guitar),at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

4/5, 8 PM a killer acoustic Americana house concert with the Hawkins Brothers (guitarists Jackson Lynch and Ernie Vega and fiery fiddler Chloe Swantner) and the raucously rustic Corn Potato String Band (Lindsay McCaw, Aaron Lewis, Ben Belcher), $5 at 169 Spencer St at Willoughby, Bed-Stuy, G to Myrtle-Willoughby (the G train IS RUNNING this weekend!)/

4/5, 8 PM the Brighton Beat bring their deliriously fun Afrobeat jams to Brooklyn Bowl, $8; free entry before 7 PM

4/6 7:30 PM – 100 years ago Claude Debussy began a project of six large-scale sonatas for “diverse instruments” but completed only three before his death in 1918. Three contemporary composers – Thomas Adès, Marc-Andre Dalbavie and Libby Larsen – completed those six final large-scale works; a stellar eleven-piece chamber ensemble plays them along with the three that Debussy himself finished, in a world premiere at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

4/6, 7:30 PM James Austin Smith, oboe; Tessa Lark, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Edward Arron, cello; and Pedja Muzijevic, piano, play Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, plus Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VII for oboe and John Cage pieces at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St., $20

4/6, 8 PM electric mandolinist Emmet Haltigan & intense, torchy southwestern gothic singer Julia Haltigan play a rare father-daughter duo show followed eventually at 10 by noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo and his trio at the small room at the Rockwood

4/7, 7 PM the Tarras Band – who play the repertoire of legendary hotshot klezmer clarinetist Dave Tarras – featuring Tarras’ ageless, charismatic former pianist Pete Sokolow plus an allstar band including Michael Winograd (clarinet,) Ben Holmes (trumpet), Jim Guttmann (bass) and Dave Licht (drums) at Barbes followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

4/7, 7 PM dubious segue, good edgy jazz twinbill: Jon Irabagon, Matt Bauder and Tomas Fujiwara rip paint off the walls followed by soprano saxophonist Jasmine Lovell-Smith‘s colorful, deftly cinematic chamber/pastoral jazz project Towering Poppies with Cat Toren – piano, Adam Hopkins – bass, Kate Gentile – drums at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

4/7, 7:30 PM Raphaël Sévère, clarinet; Paul Montag, piano; Paul Huang, violin play works by Brahms, Boulez, Picart, Stravinsky and Poulenc at Merkin Concert Hall, $10

4/7, 8:30 PM ferociously tuneful brass-and-guitar-fueled southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at the Mercury, $10

4/7, 11ish catchy, sunny, kinetic janglepop band Kuroma at Baby’s All Right

4/8, 7 PM purist Memphis electric blues slide guitarist/singer Elizabeth Wise at Caffe Vivaldi

4/8, 7 PM a fundraiser for the survivors of the 2nd Ave. building explosion, acts TBA, food/drink specials, $5 cover, all proceeds to benefit those left homeless by the tragedy.

4/8, 7:30 PM jazz pianist Steven Prutsman plays his third-stream album Passengers all the way through at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St., $20

4/8, 8 PM oudist Brandon Terzic and his group Xalam – Pyeng Threadgill on vocals, Matt Kilmer on percussion, Tim Keiper on calabash, Matt Darriau on saxophone and kaval, Rufus Cappadocia on cello – play their Africanized take on Robert Johnson at Barbes

4/9, 7′:30 PM fun, lo-fi punk blues resonator guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson followed by edgy female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey – playing the ep release show for their new one at Rock Shop, $10

4/9. 8 PM a killer night of hide-and-seek jazz: brilliant composer and alto saxophonist Sarah Manning’s Underworld Alchemy with fellow altoist , Briggan Krauss: plus Simon Jermyn: bass, Andrew Drury: drums followed at 9:30 by bassist John Murchison’s group with Devin Gray: drums, David Robbins: baritone sax, Jesse Stacken: piano, Justin Wood: alto sax, Bryan Murray: tenor sax – playing Sun Ra tunes at the Firehouse Space, $10

4/9, 8 PM the NY Scandia Symphony celebrates the 150th anniversary of the births of  Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius at Symphony Space, $15 adv tix rec.

4/9, 8 PM two of the greatest singers in town on a killer twinbill: luminous, intense, enigmatic art-rock chanteuse/cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

4/9, 9:30 PM coolly enigmatic original jazz/torch singer Dorian Devins and her first-rate combo at Bar Thalia adjacent to Symphony Space, free

4/9, 10 PM haunting Nashville gothic band Bobtown‘s intense guitarist and brilliant Americana songwriter Karen Dahlstrom does double duty, first in Americana jamband American String Conspiracy and then playing a solo set at Freddy’s

4/9. midnight ferocious reverb-driven noir garage rockers Twin Guns at the Gutter

4/10, 8 PM intense, celebrated Armenian-American oudist Ara Dinkjian plays from his new album of Armenian songs 1915-2015 Truth & Hope in commenoration of the 1915 holocaust there, backed by a string quartet plus the briliant Tamer Pinarbasi on qanun.at Alwan for the Arts, $20

4/10, 8 PM cult favorite Romany chanteuse (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and her amazing band followed at 10 by funky, psychedelic Ethiopiques band Nikhil P. Yerawadekar and Low Mentality at Barbes

4/10, 8 PM anthemic, eclectic often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys and hard funk band Afroskull at Rock Shop, $10

4/10, 8 PM coy all-female Cuban group Cocomama meets the Hawaiian music of the Josh Kekoa Cho Trio: twinbill, then the two groups jam together, at Flushing Town Hall, $15/$10 stud

4/10, 8:30 PM cinematic tenor sax powerhouse and composer Bob Belden’s Animation play a pair of tributes to trumpeter Miles Davis: Miles from India and Miles Español: New Sketches From Spain, a polirically savvvy, noir-infused inspired by Birth of the Cool at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St. just east of the west side highway, $25

4/10, 8:30 PM Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – followed by diverse, guitarishly brilliant rockabilly/C&W bandleader Monica Passin at the Parkside. Passin is also upstairs at 2A at 9 on 4/26.

4/10-11, 8:30 PM intense, Bartok and Can-influenced drummer/composer Sean Noonan leads a series of groups in two marathon nights at I-Beam. Night one opens with solo drums and storytelling followed by the  Brewed by Noon Afro-Celtic Trio with Alex Marcelo – piano; Peter Bitenc – bass and then the”avees Dance Trio featuring Brandon Seabrook – guitar and Jonathan Moritz – sax. The Saturday show also opens with solo drums followed by a trio set with Kirk Knuffke – cornet; Christof Knoche – bass clarinet and then the Afro-Celtic Trio

4/10, 9 PM Wildbone play their brooding, doomed acoustic blues/noir cabaret stuff followed by Eric Simons of intense gutter blues band Revel in Dimes at the Jalopy, $10. Revel in Dimes are at Bowery Electric on 4/20, time TBA

4/10, 9ish psychedelic original Nuyorican salsa band La Mecanica Popular at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, free

4/10, 9ish psychedelic funk jamband the Pimps of Joytime at Brooklyn Bowl, $15, followed by (separate $12 admission) Moon Hooch – 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 – at around half past midnight

4/10, 11 PM hard-hitting female-fronted psychedelic guitar power trio Devi at the Dopeness, 422 2nd St., Jersey City, $10 byob

4/11, 2:30 PM Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble play Marcel Grandjany’s O Bien Aimee and Aria in Classic Style, Handel’s Harp Concerto with Grandjany’s cadenzas, Joseph Jongen’s Concerto a Cinque and Debussy’s Sonata for Viola, Flute and Harp.Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave, free, early arrival a must

4/11, 4 PM noiserock guitar monsters the Skull Practitioners – who put out last year’s best cassette, no contest – play a benefit for this year’s Punk Island festival at Grand Victory, $10

4/11, 5 PM Luiz de Moura Castro plays piano works by Villa-Lobos, Liszt, Chopin and Mendelssohn at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

4/11, 6 PM an amazing night at Barbes: Long Shadow, the new duo from Sherita‘s Greg Squared and Rima Fand, joined by intense Greek rembetiko band Astoriani – Rima Fand-violin, vocals; Matthew Fass-accordion; Matt Moran-percussion; Greg Squared-clarinets, vocals; Demetri Tashie-laouto- followed at 8 by the Toomai String Quartet with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan & vibraphonist Matt Moran playing Romanian music .

4/11, 6 PM Adam Klipple‘s Organ Soul Explosion at 55 Bar

4/11, 8 PM the Latvian National Choir sing rarely heard works by Arvo Part, Vytautas Miskinis, Vaclovas Augustinas, Ugis Praulins, Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, Raimonds Tiguls, Eriks Esenvalds,  Veljo Tormis and Eric Whitacre’s luminous Lux Aurumque at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St., $20

4/11, 8ish diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at Hometown BBQ in Red Hook

4/11, 8 PM high-voltage, eclectic acoustic-electric Americana band Spuyten Duyvil followed at 9 by catchy, anthemic 90s style alt-country band Miles to Dayton at the Jalopy, $10

4/11, 9 PM Trapper Schoepp – a Milwaukee minor-leaguer with some promise, in a growling, lyrical Jeffrey Foucault Americana vein – opens for noiserock/paisley underground/noir rock legend Steve Wynn at Bowery Ballroom, $20

4/11, 9ish the Mercenaries – semi-legendary New York rockers who are sort of the missing link between the Stones and the Replacements at Bowery Electric, $10 adv tix rec

4/11, 10:30 PM purist tenor saxophonist Virginia Mayhew leads her quartet at the Garage; she’s also here on 4/25.

4/12, 11 AM-ish accordion powerhouse Ismael Butera‘s Velvet Jubilee playplay Yiddish, Sephardic, Latin American & American music at Toloache, 205 Thompson St.

4/12, 2 (two) PM multistylistically interesting violinist/composer Concetta Abbate with her collaborator Josh Martin on woodwinds and electronics at Mayflower, 132 Greene Ave (cor Waverly & Greene), Ft. Greene

4/12, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play an all-Tchaikovsky program with the Festival Coronation March, the Violin Concerto with soloist Siwoo Kim, and Symphony No. 4 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow

4/12, 3 PM the Downtown Chamber Players perform a global Spanish-tinged program of composers including Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, G.H. Rodriguez, Montsalvatge and de Falla at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St, $15; $12.50 for students/seniors

4/12, 3 PM Sandbox Percussion premieres Robert Sirota’s Spindrift at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Park Slope (139 St. John’s Pl), sugg don.

4/12, 3 PM the Washington Square Winds play new and recent music by Paul Moravec, Alex Weiser and Doug Fisk at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St., $10

4/12, 4 PM Ustad Shafaat Khan performs Indian classical music, featuring sitar, surbuhar and tabla at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

4/12, 5 PM Jocie Adams’ sprightly, shiny pastoral pop band Arc Iris opens for one of the Shaggs – not a joke – at Baby’s All Right, $12

4/12, 6 PM noir guitar twangmeister Jim Campilongo and his trio at 55 Bar

4/12, 6 PM Cecile Broche, Francois Grillot, Stepanie Griffin, Jake Sokolov and Todd Capp: violin, bass, viola, cello and drums improvising at at Downtown Music Gallery

4/12, 7 PM jazz pianist/chanteuse Akiko Pavolka & House of Illusions with : vocals and piano; Guillermo Klein: Wurlitzer electric piano, vocals; Loren Stillman: alto sax; Nate Radley: guitar; Matt Pavolka: bass and Russ Meissner: drums followed at 9 by Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

4/12, 7:30 PM Makam NY plays haunting classical and traditional sounds from Turkey, Greece and elsewhere in the Middle East at Merkin Concert Hall, $30/$20 stud/srs

4/12, 8 PM dark, guitarishly intense punk blues band Penrose at the Cameo Gallery, $8

4/12, 9 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band followed by a rare solo show by charismatic ghoulabilly/retro rock monster Reid Paley upstairs at 2A

4/12, 10 PM obscenely hilarious, ferocious, surprisingly eclectic punk/powerpop band Custard Wally dedicate their set at Otto’s to Barry Manilow‘s recent gay marriage, LMAO

4/13, 6 PM the Osso String Quartet play a program TBA at the Fat Cat, $3

4/13, 7 PM the intense, occasionally Middle Eastern-tinged fifteen piece Eyal Vilner Big Band at the Garage

4/13, 8 PM tuneful purist powerpop/Laurel Canyon folk-rock/psych-pop duo George Usher & Lisa Burns followed by similarly catchy blue-eyed soul crooner/songwriter/guitarist Don Piper at Hifi Bar, free

4/13, 8 PM legendary 70s art-rock/hippie band Magma keep their own invented Kobaiian language alive at le Poisson Rouge, $30 adv tix req

4/13, 10 PM a blast from the past – longtime Sunday resident and purist Americana songwriter/crooner Matty Charles back on his old turf at Pete’s

4/13, 10 PM Americana songwriter Andrew Sovine – trucker song legend Red Sovine’s grandson – at Skinny Dennis

4/14, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, a quartet version of Ensemble Signal plays childhood-inspired works by Clemens Gadenstätter, Sean Griffin, Elliott Carter and Helmut Lachenmann at the Miller Theatre, free

4/14, 6 PM Roy Jennings and supporting soloists play rarely heard African-American art-songs at St. Paul’s Chapel uptown, 117th St and Amsterdam Ave

4/14, 7 PM nocturnal jazz chanteuse/pianist/uke player Gina Leishman with a killer band : Charlie Burnham – violin; Matt Muisteri – guitar and Greg Cohen – bass followed at 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

4/14, 7 PM intense, edgily tuneful Texas tenor saxophonist Stan Killian leads his postbop quartet at 55 Bar. Similarly acerbic alto saxophonist David Binney leads his combo there later at 11.

4/14, 7:30 PM jazz bassist Brian Glassman’s brass-fueled Klezmer/Jazz Alliance at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St, $15

4/14-15 lyrical jazz guitaist Julian Lage leads his trio with  Scott Colley – bass, Eric Harland – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/14, 7:30 violinist Paul Huang, pianist Louis Schwizgebel and cellist Julian Schwarz play music of Maurice Ravel and César Franck, and Francis Poulenc at Zinc Bar, $25/15 stud/srs

4/14, 8 PM a rare twinbill with two of this era’s greatest conscious hip-hop lyricists, Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique at Highline Ballroom, $27 adv tix rec

4/14, 8 PM opening night of this year’s MATA Festival: the Curious Chamber Players perform new avant garde works from Finland, Bolivia, China, Sweden and the US by Tomi Räisänen, Todd Tarantino, Carlos Gutiérrez Quiroga, Wang Lu, Johan Svensson and Malin Bång at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/15, 7 PM Ali Akbar Moradi – Iranian-Kurdish tambour lute virtuoso, Bahar Movahed collaborator and master of the Yarsan (Iranian Kurdish Sufi) repertoire – at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $25

4/15, 7:30 PM up-and-coming cellist Jay Campbell and  pianist Conor Hanick play works by Carter, Stravinsky, Brahms, and a New York premiere by David Fulmer at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

4/15, 7:30 PM winds/strings/guitar chamber group the Curious Chamber Players perform new and recent Nordic works by Simon Steen Andersen, Malin Bång, Bent Sørensen. Ida Lundén and Rei Munakata at Spectrum

4/15, 8 PM oudist/mandinka/kora player Kane Mathis plays music from North Africa on south at Barbes

4/15, 8:30 PM Trabajo play their trippy gamelanesque mashups followed by the mysterious Shraf and then keyboardist/oboeist Dave Kadden aka Invisible Circle with likely special guests playing his bright, distantly baroque-inflected ambient/minimalist instrumentals at Secret Project Robot, 389 Melrose St (Irving/Knickerbocker) in Bushwick, L to Morgan Ave., $6 admission or $12 for admission plus a record.

4/15, 8 PM pianist Mohammed Shams plays works by Mendelssohn, Ravel, E. Carter, Liszt, and Egyptian composer Gamal Abdel Rahim at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail

4/15, 8 PM night two of this year’s MATA Festival features singer Abigail Fischer, Melanie Aceto and Music for Lamps performing Nordic, Balkan and American avant garde works by Bjørn Erik Haugen, Jasna Velickovic, Mirela Ivicevic, Megan Grace Beugger and others at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/15, 8 PM bad segue, good show: psychedelic Afrobeat jamband Ikebe Shakedown followed by purist retro 60s garage rockers the Monophonics at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

4/15, 8:30ish irrepressible, historically informed songwriter Elisa Flynn takes a break from booking nights of murder ballads to play her own erudite, often haunting tunes at Troost

4/15,9 PM new wave icon, ageless powerpop belter/bandleader Martha Davis & the Motels at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix req.

4/15, 11 PM intense, inscrutable, wickedly literate janglerock tunesmith/crooner Ward White at Pete’s

4/15, 11 PM reliably tuneful and surprising bassist Linda Oh leads her intriguing, melodic quartet at 55 Bar with Greg Ward on sax, Fabian Almazan on Rhodes and Justin Brown on drums

4/16, 7 PM eclectic funk orchestra (and Melvin Van Peebles collaborators) Burnt Sugar playing material from their searingly funny Brer Rabbit-themed critique of gentrification at Drom, $15

4/16, 7:30 PM haunting Middle Eastern jazz trumpeter Amir El Saffar‘s Two Rivers Large Ensemble at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

4/16, 7:30 PM catchy, anthemic, socially aware Britrock tunesmith/crooner Edward Rogers – who absolutely slayed with his band at Rough Trade last month – opens for 70s art-rock cult figure Terry Reid at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix avail.

4/16, 7:30 PM Cantata Profana performs “Dreams & Visions, a haunting musical nightscape of songs and string quartets. Apparitions drift from Webern’s nostalgic early romanticism to the writhing of Saariaho’s Tempest Songbook and the springtime of De Falla’s Psyché. The program opens with Berio’s ecstatic Sequenza III, sung by John Taylor Ward in a rare performance by male voice. The evening culminates in Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2, one of his most intriguing, expressive, and transfiguring works, featuring soprano Kristina Bachrach” at Symphony Space

4/16 8 PM brilliant western swing/jazz/southwestern gothic steel guitar player Raphael McGregor and band followed by sardonic, clever songwriter Dan Kilian‘s album release show (with dessert food) at Freddy’s

4/16, 8 PM night three of this year’s MATA Festival features the Momenta Quartet + Christa van Alstine, Carl Christian Bettendorf, Stuart Breczinski, Ian Rosenbaum, Matthew Weber performing avant garde works from Greece, Brazil, Iran and the US by Michalis Paraskakis, Daniel Moreira, Guy Barash, Alex Weiser, Eric Nathan and Idin Samimi Mofakham at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/16, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free

4/16, 8:30 PM Glenn Crytzer’s Savoy Seven – who play deliriously fun oldtime swing tunes that sounds like originals from eighty years ago even though they’re all originals – do the album release show for their period-perfect new one Uptown Jump at Swing 46, $15.

4/16, 8:30 PM tuneful saxophonist/composer Patrick Cornelius with Jared Gold on organ and Kyle Poole on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

4/16, 9 PM Daniel Levin- cello; Nate Wooley- trumpet; Matt Moran- vibraphone improvising at Spectrum, wow!

4/16, 9:30 PM moody acoustic soundtrack-style atmospherics with the Inner Banks at Union Hall, $10

4/17, 1 PM a rare quintet version of exhilarating klezmer/latin/cumbia jamband Metropolitan Klezmer at the Van Ness/Pelham Parkway library, 2147 Barnes Ave in the Bronx,; 4/23 at 5 PM they’re at the Riverdale Branch library, 5540 Mosholu Ave in the Bronx, both dates with songs in Yiddish & Russian sung by guest artist Yelena Shmulenson.

4/17, 7 PM haunting, tersely introspective pianist/singer Noa Fort – who mashes up moody Middle Eastern sounds, classical and jazz improvisation – at Pete’s

4/17, 7 PM the nonthly oldschool ska-punk series that the Knitting Factory used to hold for years and years has found a good home at Grand Victory. This month’s has the Beat Brigade, the Rudie Crew, Montreal’s the Beatdown and the Skarroneros, $10

4/17, 7 PM intriguing jazz quartet Old Time Musketry, who blend oldtimey swing, modern bucolic styles and darker, more challenging improvisational sounds at Brooklyn Conservatory, 58 7th Ave (Lincoln/St. John’s Pl), Park Slope, closest trains are the 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza

4/17, 7:30 dark chamber duo Soldier Kane, moody noir folk trio Hope For Agoldensummer and intense minor-key klzmer/groove/classical instrumentalists Barbez at Litttlefield, $12

4/17, 7:30 PM accordion wizard Sy Kushner’s Jewish Music Ensemble, w/Jeremy Brown and Marty Confurius at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

4/17, 7:30 PM songwriter Colombina Parra, Andean folk stars Illapu, and Chilean cumbia singer Ana Tijoux pay homage to firebrand Chilean chanteuse Violetta Parra at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University, 3 Spruce St. in the financial district, $30

4/17-18, 7:30/9:30 PM jazz piano titan Marc Cary indulges his funky Rhodes side with the album release show for his new one Rhodes Ahead at Ginny’s Supper Club, $20

4/17, 7:30 PM the Respect Sextet – Eli Asher (trumpet, toys), James Hirschfeld (trombone, jamespectronics, toys), Dan Loomis (bass), Josh Rutner (reeds, radio, toys), Red Wierenga (piano, keyboard, accordion, redspectronics) and Devin Gray (drums) – plays music by the likes of Roland Kirk, Sun Ra and more at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St., $15/$12 stud/srs

4/17, 7:30 the Fire Pink Trio play Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp plus vivid works by Adrienne Albert, Dan Locklair,, Manuel Moreno-Buendia, Sonny Burnette and Hilary Tann at tke DiMenna Center, 450 West 37th St., $25 . Their performance of this program last year in the Lincoln Center neighborhood was dreamy and gorgeous.

4/17, 7:30 PM former Dizzy Gillespie guitarist Ed Cherry with Kyle Koehler on organ and Chrsi Beck on drums at the Bar Next Door

4/17, 8 PM new arrangements of haunting old Armenian songs by flamenco guitarist Anna Garano with Armenian chanteuse Anais Alexandra Tekerian, plus clarinetist Kinan Azmeh at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

add 4/17, 8 PM night one of the Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church in downtown Brooklyn kicks off with Jackson Lynch playing lues guitar, old time fiddle and banjo breakdowns; at 8:45 PM Horse Eyed Men doing “original disgruntled folk/country outer-space music”; at 9:30 PM legendary freak-folk pioneer Michael Hurley; 10:15 PM oldtime Americana maven Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, who may well be the most talented multi-instrumetalist in all of NYC; 11 PM Eubie Blake ragtime piano protege Terry Waldo’s Rum House Band ; 11:45 PM brooding, smartly lyrical oldtime Americana songwriter Feral Foster and his allstar Jalopy band , $25

4/17, 8 PM two generations of twisted, asaultively fun noiserock: Blind Idiot God and Insect Ark at St. Vitus Bar  $10

4/17, 8 PM pensive, intense newgrass fiddler April Verch and her trio at Subculture

4/17, 8 PM night four of this year’s MATA Festival features avant garde chamber ensemble Bearthoven, Amanda Schoofs and Du Yun playing works by Schoofs, Yun, David Alan Broome, Jonathan Nangle amd Adam de la Cour at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/17, 8ish rustically intense oldtime blues band Fife & Drom at Hometown BBQ in Red Hook

4/17, 9  PM the Bright Smoke (the French Exit’s Mia Wilson’s haunting, angst-ridden, atmospherically trippy new project) at at the Mercury, $10

4/17, 9 PM Joe Yoga – frontman of ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs plays his bday show followed at 11 by Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie and her phenomenal, ferocious band at Sidewalk

4/17. 9 PM the high-energy, oldtimey Dirty Waltz Project at Freddy’s.

4/17, 9 PM edgy Chilean psychedelic cumbia/hip-hop/reggaeton bandleader Ana Tijoux at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec. She’s at Rough Trade the following night, 4/18 at 11 for the same price.

4/17 9/10:30 PM fiery progressive jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson in a rare duo show with Vijay Iyer bassist Stefan Crump at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. She’s back the following night as part of Tomas Fujiwara’s quintet playing their album release show.

4/17-26, 10 PM art-rock/chamber-pop pianist/songwriter Dane Terry performs his one-man theatre piece Bird in the House at LaMama, $10. Brightly neoromantic tunes laced with ragtime, Steven Foster minstrelsy and allusively creepy, childlike lyrics, like a slightly less grim Lee Feldman

4/18, 11 AM to 7 PM an all-day benefit for the survivors of the 2nd Ave. building collapse with many familiar and reliably excellent people: oldschool purist country songstress Laura Cantrell, the Dictators’ Handsome Dick Manitoba, and bass goddess Felice Rosser’s soul/groove band Faith are on at 5:30 at La Palapa, 77 St. Marks Pl, $25 cover, all proceeds to those left homeless by the disaster

4/18, 1:30 PM the daytime segment of day two of the Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church in downtown Brooklyn starts at 1:30 PM with the bluesy Wyndham Baird; 2:15 PM King Isto’s Tropical String Band playing awesomely fun, catchy Hawaiian slack-key guitar music; at 3 Ryan Spearman playing old and new banjo and fiddle music; 3:45 PM Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues playing Memphis Jug Band classics with an all-star cast; 4:30 PM string band duo Frank Fairfield and Zac Sokolow; 5:15 PM Appalachian/Cajun/country blues duo Suzy & Eric Thompson; 6 PM Tom Marion (of the Sweet Hollywians) with Frank Fairfield  doing polkas, waltzes and mazurkas and at 6:45 PM kick-ass Arkansas string band the Ozark Highballers, $20

4/18, 2 PM celebrated organist Delbert Disselhorst plays a program TBA at Grace Church, 802 Broadway north of 11th St., $20

4/18, 4 PM Robert McKay and Jennifer Rau star in a multimedia performance of “liberation imagery in the early American consciousness which comes to life through works by William Billings (1746 – 1800), Stephen Jenks (1772 – 1856), early spirituals and Shaker hymns performed with historical texts selected from abolitionist writings and slave and suffragette narratives, including selections from Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave” at the Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. in the financial district, $35/$20 stud/srs

4/18, 6 PM an amazing night at Barbes: Long Shadow, the new duo from Sherita‘s Greg Squared and Rima Fand, followed by the pyrotechnic Balkan reedman’s equally intense jamband Ansambl Mastika

4/18, 7 PM a rare solo show by blue-eyed soul cult favorite Eli Paperboy Reed at Friends & Lovers in Bed-Stuy, $15

4/18, 7:30 PM the OSA and Hunter College Choirs perform the Faure Requiem at Our Saviour’s Atonement, 178 Bennett Avenue (one block west of Broadway at 189th St, free

4/18. 8 PM the nighttime portion of day two of the Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church in downtown Brooklyn is one of the best shows of the year. An amazing lineup that opens at 8 with M. Chad Levitt, St. Ann’s organist playing a program TBA and ends with iconic, ageless, infinitely soulful Armenian jazz composer/reedman Souren Baronian and his edgy combo at 11. In between there’s the Secret Museum of Mankind series’s Pat Conte at 8:30, country harmony crew the Cactus Blossoms at 9:15 and purist oldschool gospel deep-Brooklyn gospel band Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens at 10, $25

4/18, 8 PM intense, charismatic, grimly funny surrealist noir rocker Tom Warnick & World’s Fair at Otto’s

4/18. 8 PM virtuoso sitarist Iklaq Hussein Khan at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St., $30

4/18, 8 PM final night of this year’s MATA Festival features Talea Ensemble playing adventurous works by Anna Clyne and otheres at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/18, 8 PM David Bird “prepares an immersive live electronic score to the previously un-soundtracked 1999 horror film The Blair Witch Project, featuring contextual readings by Cole Hager, and a percussive performance of Jessie Marino’s “Ritual I :: Commitment :: BiiM” by Ellery Trafford.” at the Firehouse Space, $10

4/18, 8 PM repeating on 4/19, 4 PM violinist Mark Peskanov with Robert deMaine, cello and Ran Dank, piano play the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia; Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67; Schubert Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 898 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

4/18, 8:30 PM the Israeli Chamber Project play works by Debussy, Carter, Zohar Sharon, Ravel and Schumann, at Merkin Concert Hall, $20

4/18, 9  PM the powerhouse oldschool soul band the One and Nines – NJ’s counterpart to Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – at Lincoln Inn Bar & Grill, 13 Lincoln St. Jersey City

4/18 Australian sensation the Cat Empire – quirky, latin-and-ska-inflected and great fun organic stoner dance grooves – at the at Webster Hall, 9 PM $25

4/18, 9ish fun, stonping, oldschool retro 60s Boston garage rock revivalists Muck & the Mires at Bowery Electric, $10

4/18, 9:30 PM Wendy Griffiths’ intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at Fifth Estate bar in Park Slope, $10

4/18, 10 PM brilliantly lyrical, politically fearless, guitarishly excellent Americana songwriter James McMurtry at Bowery Ballroom, $20

4/18, 11 PM moody noir folk trio Hope For Agoldensummer at Pete’s

4/18 one of the year’s best rock doublebills: scorchingly lyrical, politically-fueled two-guitar anthemic punk/circus rock band the Brooklyn What followed by the similarly lyrically-driven, savagely political, hard-hitting Alabama populist rockers Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires at the Knitting Factory

4/19, 4 PM new works by Tokyo- and NYC-based composers performed by Thomas Piercy on clairnet/bassclarinet and hichiriki and with pianist Taka Kigawa, bassist Pablo Aslan and Shakuhachi player James Nyoraku Schlefer: premieres by Fernando Otero, Gilbert Galindo, Nina Siniakova plus works by Jun Nagao, Hifumi Shimoya, Paul Yeon Lee, David Loeb, Joshua Banks Mailman, Yoshihiko Banno, Tomo Hirayama, Miyuki Ito, Chatori Shimizu, Tomoko Uzawa, and Atsushi Yoshinaka at the Tenri Institute, 43 W 13th St

4/19, 4 PM Scott Ballantyne, cello, and Hiroko Sasaki, piano, perform sonatas by Kodaly, Debussy, and Brahms at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

4/19, 5 PM Bas Duo – classical guitarist Peter Press and flutist Elyse Knobloch – at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

4/19, 8 PM guitarist Tom Csatari – whose new big band album is rapturously good and tuneful – with a smaller group, followed eventually at 10 by chirpy guitarist/singer Renata Zeiguer’s catchy, jangly, psych-pop project Cantina at Union Pool, $8

4/19, 9 PM eclectic chanteuse Mavis Swan Poole’s oldschool psychedelic soul/funk band Soul Understated at BAM Cafe

4/20, 7:30 PM pianist Paul Barnes performs a Lukas Floyd world premiere plus new works by Jason Bahr and Zack Stanton followed by the festival debut of Miho Hazama’s m_unit jazz ensemble joined by saxophonist Steve Wilson playing world premieres by Hazama, Scott Ninmer and Chris Reza at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix req.

4/20, 10 PM this era’s default 4/20 party band, roots reggae vets John Brown’s Body at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

4/21, 7 PM Kotorino cellist Patricia Santos plays her own intriguing, catchy, terse songs at the Dead Poet , 450 Amsterdam Ave (81/82), free

4/21, 7:30 PM the New York Composers Circle chamber ensemble plays the world premieres of Susan J. Fischer’s Intermezzo, for oboe, violin, cello, and piano; Peri Mauer’s Journey, for oboe; Gayther Myers’s The Workday, for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and piano; Max Giteck Duykers’s Dark Body, for flute, violin, cello, and piano; David Picton’s Turning Leaves for Sandy, for oboe and guitar; Eugene Marlow’s Trois Chansons pour une Poetesse, for flute and alto flute; and Richard Brooks’s Into the Twilight, for flute, bassoon, violin, viola and piano plus Orlando Legname’s Vortici D’etere, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, in its New York premiere at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $20 sugg don

4/21-25, 8/10:30 PM elegant, tuneful third-stream pianist Michel Camilo‘s 3+3 (piano trio plus horns) at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

4/22, 7 PM Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands’ virtuoso fiddling traditions represented by Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson at Symphony Space, $30

4/22-26 the Vijay Iyer Trio play their cutting-edge piano jazz sounds, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard,  $25

4/22, 8 PM good twinbill: jaunty chamber pop band the Spring Standards followed by intense, piano-based, Aimee Mann-style literate chamber pop group Elizabeth & the Catapult at the Mercury, $12

4/22, 8 PM the New Orleans’ eclectic, funky stoner brass band the Dirty Bourbon River Show at Brooklyn Bowl

4/22, 9 PM Plates of Cake, who mash up 70s stadium bombast, early Pixies snarl and bite and a late 80s/early 90s retro glam vibe – followed by groovealicious Philly psychedelic soul band Needle Points at Arlene’s, $8

4/23, 7 PM high-voltage Puerto Rican pre-salsa revivalists Plena Libre at the Hostos Center for the Arts, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th St., $20/$10 stud

4/23, 7:30 PM the JACK Quartet play Missy Mazzoli’s Death Valley Junction and John Zorn’s The Alchemist plus works by Caroline Shaw, Jason Eckardt and Crawford Seeger at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/23, 7:30 PM otherworldly all-female choral quartet Anonymous 4 – on their final tour with Americana music maven Bruce Molsky – at the great hall at Cooper Union, $25 gen adm

4/23, 8 PM Ensemble Signal with Lauren Radnofsky, cello and Adrián Sandí, clarinet play an Anna Clyne retrospective at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail.

4/23, 8 PM cellist Alisa Weilerstein with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Pablo Heras-Casado playing Shostakovich’s riveting Cello Concerto No. 2 at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

4/23, 11 PM awesome Ethiopiques band Lions at the small room at the Rockwood. 4/30 they’re at Barbes at 10

4/24, 7:30 PM charmingly jaunty French jazz chanteuse Cyrille Aimee and band at the Lynch Theatre at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St. (10/11), free

4/24 intense, fearless Romany/Balkan chaunteuse Eva Salina with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan and cimbalom legend Marius Mihalache at Hungarian House, 213 E 82nd St.

4/24, 8 PM Willie & the Wolves – who play killer oldschool soul, funk and latin grooves that sounds like classics from the 60s but are originals, with the powerhouse Anne DeAcetis on lead vocals – doing the album release show for their excellent new one at Paddy Reilly’s, 519 2nd Ave

4/24, 10 PM soulpunk/psychedelic band Clear Plastic Masks and acoustic populist Alynda Lee Segarra aka Hurray for the Riff Raff at Bowery Ballroom are SOLD OUT – good for them.

4/24 the queen of otherworldly, exhilarating Romany ballads, Esma Redžepova at le Poisson Rouge

4/25, 4-11 PM Wall to Wall Johnny Cash – seven hours of songs by the Man in  Black – at Symphony Space, free, with Alison Brown (banjo), Sierra Hull (mandolin), Mike Barnett (fiddle), and Trey Hensley (guitar), and a whole slew of Jalopy/NYC heavyweight talent including Bruce Molsky, Mamie Minch, Marika Hughes, Janine Nichols, Nation Beat and many others

4/25, 7 PM Hilka – the otherworldly side project from Shelley Thomas and Willa Roberts of Black Sea Hotel – singing rare Ukrainian and Belorussian songs once common to the Chernobyl region – at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St

4/25, 7 PM torchy, intense, dramatically soaring pianist/songwriter Elaine Romanelli at the third room at the Rockwood, $10

4/25, 8 PM irrepressible chamber music ensemble the International Street Cannibals hold their second annual boxing-themed concert at Gleason’s Gym, 7 Front St, Dumbo,  $20/$15 stud/srs//$10 for under 17 at door. “10- to 15-minute sets of 3- to 4-minute chamber works alternate with 8-minute bouts of boxing, three rounds each. 60-second thematic musical interludes performed in between the teen pugilists’ rounds. Performances take place in the three main rings of the gym, contributing to a theater-in-the-round effect, with the audience progressing from one ring to another. Music by Bach, Mozart, Dan Barrett, Evin Fein and others.”

4/25, 8:30 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers perform works by Luigi Dallapiccola (a premiere), Elliott Carter, Thea Musgrave, George Perle, Hugo Weisgall, Karol Rathaus, Joel Mandelbaum, Leo Kraft, Allen Brings, Edward Smaldone, Bruce Saylor and David Schober at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

4/26, 3 PM the Australian Chamber Orchestra play works by Haydn, Mozart, Prokofiev and a world premiere by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

4/26, 7 PM the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto (featuring Chulho Kim) and a world premiere by Paul Joseph at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.), Flushing, 7 train to Main St. (the last stop), transfer to the Q27 bus, sugg. don.

4/26 cellist/composer Erik Friedlander plays haunting, shapeshifting new pieces from his latest solo album, mixing up the baroque and the Middle East at Dixon Place

4/26 garage/powerpop allstar band the Split Squad, ageless garage rock legends the Fleshtones and iconic ex-Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs guitarist Cheetah Chrome at Bowery Electric

4/27, 7:30 PM the Miró Quartet perform Schubert’s Quartet in G Major at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

4/27, 8 PM edgy, funky Israeli Ethiopiques/Afrobeat/soul singer Ester Rada and band at SOB’s, $16 adv tix rec

4/28, 5 PM pianist Rosa Torres Pardo plays an all-Iberian program including works by Soler-Scarlatti, Albeniz, de Falla at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

4/28, 7 PM haunting, otherworldly three-woman Bulgarian choir Black Sea Hotel – who do fascinating original arrangements of ancient Baltic tunes – at Pete’s

4/28 eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leads his big band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/28, 7:30 PM Jewish folksong maven Susan Leviton and band at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

4/28, 8 PM S.E.M. Ensemble with Ostravská Banda and Roscoe Mitchell, Thomas Buckner and George Lewis celebrate fifty years of the AACM with music by Lewis, Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, Christian Wolff and others at Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St, between 1st an 2nd Ave, sugg. don. The following night 4/29 at 8 features a jam between Muhal Richard Abrams, Mitchell and Lewis plus the SEM Orchestra playing Mitchell and Abrams pieces.

4/28, 9:30ish sprawling gospel-rock orchestra Jesus on the Mainline – featuring spectacular frontwoman Mel Flannery – at the at Brooklyn Bowl, $10

4/29 tuneful latin jazz pianist Manuel Valera leads his trio with Hans Glawischnig – bass and EJ Strickland – drums playing the album release show for his new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/30, 8 PM Guinean Fula flute sounds with Bailo Bah & Sylvain Leroux followed by fiery Mauritanian pschedelic/desert rock bandleader/chanteuse Noura Mint Seymali at Roulette

4/30, 8ish edgy gutter blues band Jane Lee Hooker followed at around 10 by the Bluebonnets with the Go Go’s Kathy Valentine (not only a superior bassist but a ferociously sizzling lead guitarist), $10 gen adm

4/30, 8 PM indie classical chambe group Cadillac Moon Ensemble play new works and premieres by Viet Cuong, Peyman Farzinpour, Kyle Tieman, Ryan Francis, Caleb Burhans and Osnat Netzer at South Oxford Space, 138 S. Oxford St in Ft. Greene, $15/$10 stud/srs

4/30, 8 PM devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s

5/1, 8 PM Pakistan’s Farid Ayaz, Abu Muhammad & Brothers Qawwali at Roulette

5/1, 8 PM the Warbling Plebs -Brian Dolphin – guitar; Ali Dineen – accordion & washboard; Sam Harmet – banjolin & clarinet; Quince Marcum – percussion, bass, baritone horn – sing revolutionary anthems from across the centuries to celebrate May Day at Barbes

5/1, 8:30 PM female-fronted postpunk icons the Bush Tetras – of Too Many Creeps fame – at le Poisson Rouge

5/1, 9 PM ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10

5/2, 8 PM an all-star ensemble; oudists Alfonso Mugaburo Cid, Zafer Tawil and Taoufiq Ben Amor, singer Bárbara Martínez, guitarist Arturo Martínez and percussionist Ramzi Eledlebi play ancient Andalucian Arabic flamenco music at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud

5/2, 8 PM intense 30–member all-male choir A Conspiracy of Beards sing from their vast repertoire of imaginatively orchestrated Leonard Cohen songs at Littlefield, $10

5/2, 8 PM entrancing Moroccan sintir virftuoso Hassan Hakmoun – the James Brown of gnawa – with his band at Roulette

5/2, 9  PM the Baseball Project – jangly, wickedly literate, historically informed baseball-themed supergroup fronted by Steve Wynn with Peter Buck and Mike Mills from REM and others – at Rough Trade, $20 gen adm

5/2, 10 PM Mexican ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

5/2, 10 PM a benefit concert for SaveNYC – the small business advocacy organization fighting to keep independently owned and operated businesses from being forced out by astronomical rent hikes and replaced by bland corporate chain stores – at Arlene’s, performers TBA, a good cause and reputedly some first class acts involved

5/3, 4:30 PM lustrous, up-and-coming latin-influenced jazz chanteuse Marianne Solivan leads a big band at Smalls

5/3, 8 PM avant jazz grooves with Ned Rothenberg & Glen Velez followed by a rare global throat-singing twinbilll with Alash and Huun-Huur-Tu, the Throat-Singers of Tuva at Roulette

5/3, 8 PM a blast from the East Village past: the Surreal McCoys followed by ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Fat Baby on Rivington St. just west of Essex, $tba

5/3, 8 PM catchy oldtimey all-female string band the Calamity Janes followed at 9 by bluegrass group the Darke County Steam Threshers at the Jalopy, $10

5/4, 9:30 PM El Combo Chimbita play psychedelic, dubwise, horn-driven cumbia and party grooves at Barbes

5/5, 7:30 PM powerful violinist and klezmer bandleader Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

5/7, 8 PM Argentine circus rock sensations Violentango at Shrine

5/7, 8 PM 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

5/7, 9 PM mysterious, purist surf rockers the Tiki Brothers at Hank’s

5/8, 8 PM Tin Hat accordionist Rob Reich plays the album release show for his new album Shadowbox with a killer band followed at 10 by the psychedelic funk band the People’s Champs at Barbes

5/8, 8 PM a sax trio version of Bonnie Kane’s intense Fire Maidens From Outer Space followed by improvisers the Jack Wright Quartet: Jack Wright: saxophones, Zach Darrup: guitar, Joe Hertenstein: drums, Ollie Brice – bass and then a Steve Dalachinsky spoken-word performance at the Firehouse Space, $10

5/8, 10 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Hank’s

5/8, 10 PM Thunda Vida play roots reggae and dub at Shrine

5/9, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) – followed by Que Vlo-Ve playing classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s at 6 and then eventually at 10 the even more haunting, slinky, female-fronted noir bolero and desert/tropical rock band Las Rubias Del Norte at Barbes

5/9, 5 PM pianist Josep Colom plays “a dialogue between Mozart and Chopin” at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

5/11 drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the Daedalus Quartet with pianist Benjamin Hochman play Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s haunting, Shostakovian 1944 Piano Quintet at the Miller Theatre, free

5/11, 7:30 PM Kate Soper, soprano; Gelsey Bell, soprano; Brett Umlauf, soprano;  Erin Lesser, flutes;  Ian Antonio, percussion;  Joshua Modney, violin perform works by Soper, Guillaume de Machaut and Hildegard von Bingen at Advent/ Broadway Church,2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

5/11, 9:30 PM Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff –at Barbes

5/12, 8 PM indie classical icons the Kronos Quartet and their younger NYC counterparts Hotel Elefant play the world premiere of composer Mary Kouyhoumdjian’s Silent Cranes suite commemorating the 100th anniversary of the genocide in Armenia at Roulette, $20

5/14, half past noon organist Angela Kraft Cross plays at Central Synagogue, Lex/53rd, free

5/14, 7:30 PM edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura followed by fiery, hard-rocking Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart playing the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

5/14, 7:30 PM James Lovell and his rustic Caribbean Garifuna Drum Band play a cross-pollinated collaboration with Cape Breton singers at Meridian 23 on 23rd St. east of 7th Ave.

5/14, 9 PM cleverly lyrical, darkly funny Nashville gothic rock with Maynard & the Musties at Hank’s

5/14, 10 PM the plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing of Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

5/15, 7:30 PM oudist-and-guitar duo Erdal Akkaya & Jeronimo Maya play spiky tunes “from Andalusia to Anatolia” at Drom, $15

5/15, 10 PM this era’s greatest cinematic noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

5/16, 4 PM female-fronted New York drum ensembles: the 2nd Spirit of Aña and tarentella sorceress Alessandra Belloni and the Daughters of Cybele at the BMHC Lab,1303 Louis Niné Blvd in the Bronx.

5/16, 7 PM soaring, austerely majestic haunting Turkish choral group the New York Ataturk Chorus at Drom, $20 followed at 9 by the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass stylings of the Underground Horns ($10 separate adm)

5/16, 8 PM the band that put Haitian psychedelic funk on the map in the 90s, Boukman Eksperyans at Roulette, $25

5/16, 8 PM innovative choral ensemble Cantori NY sing the world premiere of Pedro Páramo by Colombian-American composer Alba Pote plus Where the Willows Meet by Niels Rosing-Schow at the church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St $25/$20 srs/$5 stud

5/16, 8 PM works by Robert Sierra, Chopin, Monsalvatge, Sierra, Villa-Lobos performed by Harolyn Blackwell, soprano with the Split Second Piano Ensemble – Roberto Hidalgo and Marc Peloquin at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th St, $20

5/16, 9 PM legendary Hoboken proto-dreampop jangleband the Feelies at the Bell House, $25 gen adm, adv tix rec, this might sell out

5/16, 10 PM Supermambo – vibraphonist Felipe Fournier‘s tribute to Tito Puente, who got his start on that instrument – at Barbes

5/17, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato – who adds a jazzy, otherworldly, sometimes Balkan edge to flamenco tunes – at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

5/17 bouncy Afrobeat orchestra Emefe at Baby’s All Right

5/19, 7 PM Susan Mandel, cello and Mikael Darmanie, piano play a program TBA followed by ssp at Barbes

5/19 a new big band jazz summit to rival anything majestic and epic staged in NYC this year: the Nathan Parker Smith Ensemble + JC Sanford Orchestra + Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, wow!

5/20, 7 PM violinist Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble at Mariners’ Temple Baptist Church, 3 Henry St. on the LES, F to East Broadway, $25/$15 stud/srs

5/21, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes

5/21, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free.

5/22-23, 8 PM a six-pianist ensemble – Taka Kigawa, Jenny Lin, Laura Barger, Tania Tachova, Joseph Kubera and Ning Yu – play the world premiere of John King‘s expansive Piano Vectors at the equally spacious Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, L to Jefferson St, $10, “Imagine the 6 pianists traveling through space and time, each at their own rate, compressing or stretching time in randomized and improvised ways.”

5/22, 9 PM a big jazzy twinbill: Dennis Lichtman’s western swing band Brain Cloud followed by oldtimey swing archive raiders/obscure treasure revivalists the Ghost Train Orchestra both playing the album release shows for their new ones at the Jalopy, $10 adv tix available at the venue

5/22, 10 PM roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at Shrine

5/23, 1:30 PM lushly kinetic, eclectic, viola-driven Russian Romany/tango/cinematic instrumentalists Ljova & the Kontraband at the Queens Library in Flushing, 41-17 Main St, free

5/23, 6 PM a killer triplebill at Barbes: Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music and criminal underworld narratives from the 20s and 30s followed at 8 by pianist Alejandro Zuleta and band, who reinvent cumbia classics with a jazz and classical tinge, and then at 10 cumbia dance group Chia’s Dance Party

5/23, 8 PM Marta Hernández (aka Mar Salá) plays her acoustic flamenco rock at Shrine

5/25, 9:30 PM Colombian bandleader Carolina Oliveros leads her group Bulla En El Barrio playing obscure cumbia and party classics at Barbes

5/26, 9 PM a rare duo show with Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – with her sizzling guitarslinger pal Homeboy Steve Antonakos at Silvana

5/28, 7:30 PM an auspicious collaboration between two fiery, gamelanesque percussionists: Electric Junkyard Gamelan’s Terry Dame and Sexmob‘s Kenny Wollesen at Barbes

5/28, 9 PM someday people will say this stuff was classic: wry, entertaining late 90s stye urban country with Uncle Leon‘s Honkytonk Relapse at Hank’s

5/29, 7 PM anthemic, kinetic, mathrock-inclined cello band Break of Reality at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec

5/29, 7:30 PM fiery postbop alto saxophonist/composer Hailey Niswanger plays the album release show for her new one PDX Jazz at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

5/29, 8 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band followed by the even more oldschool (i.e. 1930s-50s) C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts at Barbes

5/29, 8 PM the Funky Dawgz Brass Band play New Orleans second-line grooves at Shrine

5/30, 5 PM pianist Jeffrey Siegel plays Bach, Beethoven, Paderewski, Gershwin at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

5/30, 8 PM Syrian pianist Riyad Nicolas plays works by Chopin and Dia Al Succari at Alwan for the Arts in the financial district, $20/$15 stud/srs

5/30, 10 PM Random Test play oldschool roots reggae at Shrine

5/31, 8 PM the oldschool Country Provisions Band play the album release show for their new one at the Jalopy, $10

6/2, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble with violinist Caroline Shaw play an all-Timo Andres program at the Miller Theatre, free

6/3, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6: Vicky Chow, piano; Jennifer Choi, violin; Michael Nicolas, cello play John Zorn trios at the Miller Theatre, free

6/4-7. 7 PM with a 2 PM matinee on 6/7, drummer Eve Sicular and her exhilaring, multistylistic band Metropolitan Klezmer perform her ever-more-relevant, musically rich musical theatre piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files at Here, west of 6th Ave. past the park just south of Spring St.,, $25/20 stud/srs

6/4, 9 PM the postpunk band that invented the genre, Wire at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/5, 9;30 PM ageless, corrosively lyrical glamrock icon Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix req

6/6, 9ish a gathering of freedom fighters against gentrification with music by hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes and ska vets the Rocksteady 7 at Hank’s

6/7-8, 9 PM southwestern gothic/desert psychedelia cult heroes Calexico at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

6/16, 9:30 PM a lush, intense album release show by chanteuse Chris McNulty and her all-star chamber jazz band – pianist John Di Martino, guitarist Paul Bollenback, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, drummer Matt Wilson – at 54 Below, 254 W 54th St, $25

6/18, 7 PM the release concert for klezmer/Ukrainian music mavens Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty‘s new album Night Songs from a Neighboring Village at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $15/$10 stud/srs

6/20, 5 PM pianist Enrique Graf plays music from Uruguay and Russia at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

6/20, 8 PM long-rnnning, perennially tuneful janglerockers/powerpopsters Bubble followed eventually at 10 PM legendary/obscure 90s GBV-style dreampop band the Pineapples making a rare reunion appearance at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv ti rec

7/11 the New Pornographers at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/4, 10ish Penelope Houston‘s recently revitalized, legendary first-wave punk band the Avengers play their first-ever Brooklyn show at the Bell House, $18 adv tix req., if this doesn’t sell out, something’s seriously wrong with this city

New York City Live Music Calendar for March and April 2015

The new April/May calendar, constantly updated, is here.

There’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of places where these shows are happening at New York 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. If you see a show listed without the start time, that’s because either the artist, their publicist or the venue in question sent incomplete info: those acts are usually listed last on a particular date.  Always best to check with the venue for the latest information on set times and door charges, since that information is often posted here weeks in advance. Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. Upcoming concerts feature music of Beethoven, Stravinsky, Handel  and Bartok, sugg don $30 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location, next salons are 3/26 at 7 and 3/29 at 4 PM.

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

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

Also Monday and Tuesday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Iguana, 240 W. 54th St ( Broadway/8th Ave) , 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays nights at 9 PM charismatic Romany singer Eva Salina and her amazing, psychedelic band play high-voltage dub-tinged jams on classic themes from across the Balkans at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Fulton St. (Washington/Waverly), Ft Greene, C to Clinton-Washington, free

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 March, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood. Now you can go see him since the Living Room, that hellhole where he used to rehearse on Monday nights, is closed forever!

Mondays at 10 PM there’s been quite a buzz about the weekly residency by torchy songbird Angela McCluskey and pianist Paul Cantelon – the brain trust of popular 90s act the Wild Colonials – at the third stage at the Rockwood, with a rotating cast of high-quality special guests. It’s expensive: $15 plus a $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced.

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

Tuesdays in March, 7 PM Ninth House‘s hotshot lead guitarist Keith Otten plays his own tuneful, Britrock-influenced sounds at Isle of Skye, 488 Driggs Ave (btwn N9th/N10th St.) in Williamsburg

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

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

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

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

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

Fridays at 5 PM, adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) play the balcony bar with a rotating cast of interesting special guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

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

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

Saturdays in March at 6 PM dark, carnivalesque, urbane Romany song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl with special guests from throughout the Romany community at Barbes

Every Saturday in April, 8 PM wild clarinet and alto sax powerhouse Greg Squared – probably best known as co-leader of the volcanic Balkan jamband Raya Brass Band – leads one of his many projects at Barbes. His webpage says “soulful expression, hard-driving chops.” OMFG – you have no idea.

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

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

Sundays at 4 PM in March the high-energy, harmony-and-strings-fueled oldtimey Dirty Waltz Project plays Barbes followed at 5 PM by virtuoso cinematic psychedelic/western swing steel guitar player Raphael McGregor, who can do southern boogie, Bob Wills, creepy desert rock grooves, or sounds that run a lot further outside.

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

Sundays in March at 9 – check the Barbes calendar to make sure -Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes. He’s holding on to the edgy, danceable spirit of Django Reinhardt while taking the style to new and unexpected places like art-rock and post-Velvets noiserock. He’s also very popular: get there early.

3/1, 1 PM intense, boisterously fun clarinet and violin-fueled klezmer group Litvakus – who specialize in rare songs from Belarus -at JCH in Bensonhurst, 7802 Bay Pkwy., Brooklyn, D to Bay Parkway, walk 8 blocks.

3/1, 3 PM Ann Kim, violin; Benjamin Larsen, cello; Juliana Han, piano; Ian Rosenbaum, percussion play a Mozart Violin Sonata, then Golijov’s “Mariel”, before moving on to Sirota’s Cello Sonata, and wrap up with Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E flat, Opus 70 no. 2.at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Park Slope, 139 St. John’s Place at 7th Ave., any train to Grand Army Plaza and walk downhill

3/1, 7 PM socially aware, oldtimey-flavored Americana band 2/3 Goat at the big room at the Rockwood

3/1, 9:30 PM Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) perform Mozart and Haydn on period instruments at Littlefield, $10

3/2, 6:30 PM noir chanteuse and Reid Paley collaborator Peg Simone followed by powerpop icons George Usher & Lisa Burns at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

3/2, 7 PM author Evan Rapport discusses his new book Greeted with Smiles: Bukharian Jewish Music & Musicians in New York followed by a performance by the haunting, otherworldly Ezro Malakov Maqom Ensemble at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, free but rsvp reqd

3/2, 8 PM the NYC premiere of Duo Cracow: Jan Kalinowski (cello) and Marek Szlezer (piano) celebrating Chopin’s 250th birthday at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, free tickets available at the box office which opens at 7 PM, limit 4 per person

3/3, 6 PM celebrate World Musc Freedom Day with performances dedicated to Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Mohamedou Ould Slahi.  Singer Jill Burton teams up with pianist Gordon Beeferman and guitarist Chris Cochrane, plus jams by violinist Sara Walraf and pianist Liz Kosack, and a screening from the forthcoming documentary They Will Have to Kill Us: Malian Music in Exile at Spectrum, $15

3/3, 7:30 PM high-voltage string-fueled klezmer dance tunes with the Klez Dispensers‘ Amy Zakar’s Fidl Kapelye at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St, $15

3/3, 8 PM clarinetist/singer/composer Dave Ruder presents The Gentleman Rests, for five vocalists and five instrumentalists, contemplating the infamous events of the joint session of Congress on January 6th, 2001 which rubberstamped the “election” of George W. Bush as President after the Supreme Court-approved coup d’etat, at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

3/3, 8 PM American Modern Ensemble with powerhouse pianists Stephen Gosling and Blair McMillen play music of Amanda Harberg, Robert Paterson and Frederic Rzewski, by Margaret Brouwer, George Crumb and Laura Kaminsky.at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

3/3-8, 8/10 PM incisive soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston plays a stand at the Stone with a whole slew of groups, $15. Also see below for his perennially fun swing band the Microscopic Septet‘s upcoming shows

3/3, 10 PM the NYU Jazz Orchestra plays a program tba followed at 11 by the NYU World Music Ensemble directed by Brad Shepik at Drom, free

3/3, midnight, careeningly noisy, occasionally Middle Eastern and African-influenced guitar instrumentalist Yonatan Gat at Union Pool, $10

3/4, 7 PM (early arrival advised) a rare (first-ever?) solo acoustic performance by Steel Pulse’s David Hinds plus a Q&A with Gary “Dr. Dread” Himmelfarb, well-known and well-connected 90s reggae producer reading from his memoir The Half That’s Never Been Told at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free

3/4-6, 8 PM catchy reverbtoned janglerockers the Growlers at Baby’s All Right, $20. Be aware that the Saturday, 3/7 show is sold out

3/4, 8 PM auspicious new avant garde ensemble the RAM Players, with clarinetist Thomas Piercy, violinist Karen Kim, violist Robert Meyer and cellist Kate Dillingham play works by Guy Barash, David Fetherolf, Gilbert Galindo, Wang Jie, and Frances White at the Little Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, $10. The program repeats on 3/6, 8 PM at the DiMenna Center for $20, reception to follow

3/4, 9 PM psychedelic powerpop/new wave rocker Mike Rimbaud plays his characteristically tuneful, snarling, politically smart, Elvis Costello-esque songs at Bowery Electric, $8

3/4, 9 PM pianist Eugene Marlow’s tunefully cinematic latin-klezmer jazz group Heritage Ensemble with Bobby Sanabria on drums at Something Jazz Club, $15

3/4, 10 PM a good lo-fi blues twinbill: Pork Chop Willie and his Mississippi hill country sounds followed by the acerbic Breanna Barbara Arneson at the Way Station

3/4, 10 PM brooding darkwave songstress Alice Boman at Rough Trade, $12

3/5, 6:30 PM, not a music event but an important one: join the Village Independent Democrats in a discussion of how to save small independently owned businesses in this city: a panel discussion with speakers including Sung Soo Kim – Former Chair: Mayor’ Small Business Advisory Board;  Alfred Placeres – Founder, NYS Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Jenny Dubnau – Spokesperson for The Artist Studio Affordability Project; Jack Segan – Community Affairs Representative for Jetro Foods;  Robert Perl – President of Tower Brokerage; Mark Crispin Miller – Professor of Media Studies; Critic of NYU overdevelopment, moderated by Lincoln Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, the Villager at Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South.

3/5, 7 PM Eve Lesov plays her birthday show at the big room at the Rockwood. Excellent, tuneful art-rock pianist, strong singer with dry wit, wickedly catchy songs and a great band.

3/5, 7 PM the Brighton Beat bring their deliriously fun Afrobeat jams to Shapeshifter Lab, playing material off ther high-voltage new album Off We Go

3/5, 7:30 PM the Phoenix Chamber Ensemble plays new works by Russian composers Inessa Zaretsky, Tanya Anismova, Yekaterina Merkulyeva, Jakov Jakoulov and Igor Tkachenko at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St. just off 5th Ave., $15/$10 stud/srs

3/5, 7:30 PM the up-and-coming new New York Festival Orchestra plays Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major and  Piano Concert No. 5 in E-flat major with pianist Ivan Donchev, plus the Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart; and the American premiere of “Misteri” (Mysteries) for Piano and String Orchestra by Italian composer Francesco Marino at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

3/5, 8 PM jaunty chamber pop stuff from the intriguing trio of Heather Robb of the Spring Standards, Lauren Balthrop & Neha Jiwrajka followed at 10 by fiddler Laura Cortese with Valerie Thompson (cello/vox) and Mariel Vandersteel (fiddle/hardingfele/vox) at Barbes

3/5, 8 PM JACK Quartet (who just played a stunning Georg Friedrich Haas premiere here) and Third Coast Percussion perform an all Augusta Read Thomas program at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail.

3/5, 8:30 PM a cutting-edge old and new banjo music twinbill with Jackson Lynch followed by North Carolina’s Ryan Cavanaugh at the Jalopy, $8

3/5, 9:30 PM iconic, satirical “surrealistic swing” band the Microscopic Septet play their first-ever concert of free improvisations at The Stone, as part of soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston’s residency there – a one-time event! 3/7, 8 PM a unique variant, the Microscopic Saxophone Quartet, performs at the Stone. 3/19 at 9:30 the whole band is at Smalls

3/5, 11 PM  infectious Brazilian maracatu/funk/New Orleans/surf/country band Nation Beat at the small room at the Rockwood

3/5, 11ish individualistic guitarist Alyse Lamb’s jaggedly intense postpunk band Eula play the album release for their deliciously abrasive Siousxie-esque, Martin Bisi-produced new album Wool Sucking at Palisades

3/6, 7 PM the annual Battle of the Bands continues at the Greene Space with the Brooklyn edition. Of all the intra-borough battles, this one is a horse race. This blog’s pick is moody, intriguingly relevant, angst-fueled lo-fi folk-rock act Company of Selves, although pensive postpunks Teletextile and the lively, wryly lyrical New Orleans-flavored Nat Osborn Band are also good. Would be a shame if they lost out to a world-weary folkie girl who specializes in Xmas carols, an old Cuban guy struggling to master a Leonard Cohen song, a couple of Frank Ocean wannabes, or an autistic dude. Yup, one of the finalists is a retard. This is NYC, 2015, y’all. Cover is $15 which includes a drink or $30 for open bar

3/6, 7 PM guitarist David Moreno leads a first-class quartet with Arturo O’Farrill on piano, Renee Cruz on bass and Brandon Lewis on drums at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

3/6, 8 PM the extraordinary Lebanese-American composer/multi-instrumentalist Bassam Saba and his ensemble playing haunting, sweepingly majestic original works at Roulette, $30/$25 stud/srs.

3/6, 8 PM the pretty self-explanatory Sensational Country Blues Wonders at the Way Station

3/6, 8 PM eclectic soul-groove chanteuse Imani Uzuri premieres a new cantata inspired by the clever signification in the Black American quiltmaking tradition, as part of this year’s Avant Festival at Wild Project Theatre, 195 E 3rd St, $15/$10 stud.

3/6, 10ish powerhouse oldschool soul band the One and Nines – NJ’s counterpart to Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – at the Park Tavern, 575 West Side Ave (Communipaw/Roosevelt, in Jersey City

3/6, 11 PM the Big Sleep play their drony instrumental dreampop noiserock cyclotron at Rough Trade, $12

3/6, 11:30 roots reggae group Royal Khaoz at the big room at the Rockwood. They’re also at Silvana at 10 on 3/20.

3/7, 2 PM tuneful oldschool early 80s style assaultive/relevant punk rockers the Scrapers play Grand Victory, $10

3/7, 7 PM Alan Gilbert conducts a NY Phil chamber ensemble playing exciting new Nordic music by Per Nogard, Kalevi Aho, Duro Zivkoric and Kaija Saariaho at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $25

3/7, 7 PM a marathon evening of Randy Gibson‘s hypnotic, psychedelic minimalist drone music, part of this year’s Avant Festival at Wild Project Theatre, 195 E 3rd St, $15/$10 stud

3/7, 7 PM legendary jazz/blues/soul guitarist Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters at B.B. King’s, $27 adv tix req

3/7, 7:15 PM charismatic blues harpist/resonator guitarist Wade Schuman’s dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

3/7, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble Contemporaneous plays introspective new chamber works by Dylan Mattingly, Tamzin Elliott, Matt Evans, Vicente Alexim and Finnegan Shanahan at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., free

3/7, 8 PM intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky female-fronted two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at Lit

3/7, 8 PM Texas swing icons the Hot Club of Cowtown – whose fiddler Elana James has a sizzling new album out – at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

3/7, 8 PM awful segues, good triplebill: Marta Hernández (aka Mar Salá) plays her acoustic flamenco rock followed at 9 by the Viva Vallenato Badass Accordion Band and then honktonk band the Lonesome Cupcakes at 10 at the Way Station

3/7, 8 PM the Aaron Diehl Quartet with Peter Washington, bass; Pete Van Nostrand, drums; Warren Wolf, vibes play the pianist’s elegant melodic straight-ahead jazz at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail.

3/7, 9 PM intense, grimly funny noir rocker Tom Warnick & World’s Fair followed by Tracy Island – the catchy, smart, literate new wave/psychedelic rock project from Ian and Liza of the WonderWheels and the Larch – at Freddy’s

3/7, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock shindig at Otto’s kicks off at 9 with the trad Chillers, Los Pocos Locos at 10, the cinematic Commercial Interruption at 11 and Buzzchopper sometime after midnight, free

3/7, 9 PM intense, funky Indian brass bhangra band Red Baraat at Bowery Ballroom, $18 adv tix req. The following night 3/8 they’re at Brooklyn Bowl for three bucks less on a killer triplebill starting at 8 with the psychedelic Brooklyn Raga Massive followed by circus rock/noir cabaret chanteuse Rupa & the April Fishes.

3/7, 9 PM oldtimey harmony-fueled band the Calamity Janes and wryly humorous NYC urban country pioneer Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion play a Johnny Cash bday party show at the Bell House, $18 adv tix rec; there’s also a 3 PM all-ages show there on 3/8 for three bucks less in advance

3/7, 9 PM ten-piece country/carnivalesque/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10

3/7, 9 PM charismatic, psychedelic funkmeistress Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Brooklyn Bowl, $12 adv tix rec

3/7. 9 PM pianist Vicki Ray plays solo works by Mel Powell, James Tenney, Stephen “Lucky” Mosko, and Arthur Jarvinen as well as a multi-composer piece composed in in the style of a cadavre exquis at Spectrum

3/7, 10ish Brooklyn What frontman Jamie Frey’s edgy, tuneful new band No Ice at Big Irv’s, 381 Hooper St (Grand/S 2nd) in Williamsburg, L to Lorimer St.

3/7, 10 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at 68 Jay St. Bar

3/7, 10 PM upbeat Sinaloa-style Mexican mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos at Barbes, $10

3/7, 10 PM Black Taxi play their propulsive oldschool disco-funk at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

3/7, 11 PM a fiery Turkish rock doublebill: Twenty 7 followed by Gripin at Drom, $30 adv tix rec.

3/7 1:30 AM (actually wee hours of 3/8) a wild, deep-Brooklyn style postbop night with tenor sax powerhouse Eric Wyatt with Benito Gonzalez – piano , Essiet Essiet – bass , Jonathan Barber – drums  at Smalls, $20

3/8, 2 PM the Momenta Quartet play Tan Dun’s aptly named Ghost Opera at Flushing Town Hall, $15

3/8, 3 PM the Apple Hill String Quartet play “Stringsongs,” by Meredith Monk; “Suite for String Quartet and Fiddler,” a premiere by Dana Lyn and String Quartet no. 2, by Britten at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Park Ave//50th St., $tba

3/8, 4:30ish soulful, latin-inspired, lushly exciting new jazz chanteuse Marianne Solivan leads a 12-piece big band including Stacy Dillard, Dave Gibson and Carl Maraghi at Smalls, $20. Tuneful, first-rate original postbop jazz sextet the Flail play afterward at around 10:30

3/8, 7 PM legendary Piedmont fingerstyle blues guitarist Larry Johnson at Terra Blues

3/8, 7 PM new and recent works for violin duo by New York women composers: Debra Kaye, Max Lifchitz (token hombre), Beata Moon, Rain Worthington, Lynn Bechtold, Melissa Grey and Elena Ruehr at Spectrum, $15/$10 stud/srs

3/8, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Hotel Elefant plays new works by Paola Prestini, Lainie Fefferman and Leaha Maria Villarreal at Subculture, $17 adv tix rec

3/8, 9 PM surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers – whose new album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun – followed by fellow instrumentalists the Combine, who are reputedly just as good, upstairs at 2A

3/9, 8:30 PM the Frikativ Quartet presents compositions by Sarah Bernstein for improvising string quartet. Four inventive and soloistic musicians create a sound that taps the orchestral power of string ensembles and the agility of the jazz quartet. With Scott Tixier, violin, Sarah Bernstein, violin, Stephanie Griffin, viola, Malcolm Parson, cello at Cornelia St. Cafe

3/9, 9 PM psychedelic funk band the People’s Champs followed by the similarly fun, Colombian psychedelic cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at Brooklyn Bowl, $8

3/9, 9:30 PM Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff – at Barbes

3/9, 11 PM the Doolittle Family play their jangly mix of 60s Laurel Canyon psych-pop and country at the Way Station

3/10, 6 PM cellist Elad Kabilio leads a trio with clarinet and vocals performing otherworldly, haunting themes played in synagogues around the world, throughout history, at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St. just off 5th Ave., $25/$15 stud/srs

3/10, 6 PM 2Flutes ensemble— Laura Falzon & Pamela Sklar flutes, with Daniel Beliavsky, piano play premieres by Marilyn Bliss and Anze Rozman plus works by Doppler, Delibes, Morley, Rain Worthington and Chen Yi at St Paul’s Chapel uptown, Amsterdam Ave at 117th St., free. 3/15, they’re at the Nicholas Roerich Museum, 319 W 107th St,, $15/$10 stud/srs

3/10, 7 PM the Tarras Band play music associated with ferociously fun klezmer clarinet legend Dave Tarras, featuring Tarras’ former pianist Pete Sokolow, Michael Winograd (clarinet,) Ben Holmes (trumpet), Jim Guttmann (bass,) and Dave Licht (drums. at Barbes followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

3/10, 7:30 PM a slightly smaller subset of the explosive Ayn Sof big band playing epic klezmer jazz tunes with Greg Wall, Jordan Hirsch, Zev Zions, Brian Glassman, and Aaron Alexander among others at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

3/10-15 elegantly melodic pianist Sylvie Courvoisier plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with sets at 8 and 10 PM, $15. Choice pick: opening night, the first set a duo with violinist Mark Feldman playing stuff from John Zorn’s Book of Angels, the second a duet with Marc Ribot!

3/10, 8 PM pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove plays space-specific new works for piano and soundtrack by Joan La Barbara, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Randall Woolf, and Marti Epstein at Roulette

3/10, 8 PM 90s roots reggae nostalgia with Rasta crooner Luciano at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix req

3/10, 9:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls at Smalls, $20

3/10, 11 PM the Rat Problem – promising new wave ish band with sarcastic, sardonic, biting lyrics at the Way Station

3/10, 11 PM gritty, tuneful, Shane MacGowan-ish UK songwriter Adam Masterson at the third room at the Rockwood, $10 + two-drink minimum very strictly enforced

3/11, 7 PM the Isaye Trio – Rada Ovcharova, violin; Emlyn Stam, viola; Willem Stam, cello – play works by Teethoven, Donyanyi and Otterloo at the Bulgarian Consulate General, 121 E 62nd St, free

3/11, 7:30 PM a rare NYC apprearance by the extraordinary violist Kim Kashkashian with Péter Nagy, piano playing works by Schumann, Bartok, Brayms and  László Tihanyi at the Morgan Library, $35

3/11, 7:30 classical mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra perform a program of Italian Baroque repertoire by Vivaldi, Paisiello and Marcello at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. 3/12, 7 PM they’re at the Greene Space

3/11, 8 PM Gato Loco‘s brilliant baritone saxophonist Stefan Zeniuk hosts a strange and interesting evening with animated films and a show by lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino at the Hive, 20 Cook St. off Broadway in Bushwick, J/M to Flushing Ave., free/pay what you can

3/11, 8:30 PM dark, sardonic, brilliantly tuneful jazz pianist Danny Fox and his Trio at Seeds

3/11 and 3/14, 9 PM phenomenal bandoneon virtuoso/nuevo tango composer JP Jofre leads a quintet with strings and piano at Something Jazz Club, $12

3/11, 9 PM brassy female-fronted Jerry Lee Lewis-influenced rockabilly band Rocket J & the 88s followed at 10 by Dr. Bluegrass & the Illbilly 8 and then the cleverly lyrical, darkly funny Nashville gothic rock of Maynard & the Musties at the Way Station

3/11, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

3/11, 10 PM a good psychedelic twinbill with jangly, gorgeously reverb guitar-and-organ-driven San Francisco psychedelic band the Cool Ghouls and fuzztone monsters the Mystery Lights at Union Pool, $10. The Cool Ghouls are also at Cake Shop on 3/12

3/12, 1 PM the Jack Quartet featuring soprano Rachel Calloway perform the world premiere of Jeff Myers’ Requiem Aeternam  at Trinity Church, free

3/12, 7  PM searingly intense, charismatic, fearless acoustic punk blues siren Molly Ruth followed by fiery Canadian gothic rocker Lorraine Leckie and her psychedelic band with Hugh Pool on lead guitar at the Mercury

3/12, 7 PM Pakistani chanteuse/bandleader Mai Dhai plays traditional Manganiyar songs at Elebash Hall at CUNY, 365 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $25

3/12, 7 PM Libaña Maraza play rarely heard, rustically haunting Honduran Garifuna songs at City Lore Gallery, 56 E. 1st St, $10

3/12, 7 PM Doron Schleifer, countertenor with Corina Marti on clavisymbalum and recorders perform Jewish and Christian music from late medieval Italy at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St

3/12, 7 PM a rare performance of traditional Garifuna songs in endangered indigenous Caribbean languages by folk ensemble Libaña Maraza at City Lore Gallery, 56 E 1st St (between 1st and 2nd Ave), $10

3/12, 8 PM Zambubananas play original Brazilian forro music followed at 10 by the plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing of Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

3/12, 8 PM Israeli reggae crew Moshav Band play the album release show for their new one at Highline Ballrooom, $15 adv tix req

3/12, 8 PM Anne Lanzilotti, viola, Alice Teyssier, flute, and Karl Larson, piano play premieres by Leah Asher, Martin Bresnick, and Scott Wollschleger, plus works by Andrew Norman, Caroline Shaw, and Mozart at the NYU Black Box theatre, Washington Pl. just east of the park (a block north of Washington Square South), free

3/12, 8 PM interesting new and repertory chamber works by by Ruby Aspinall, Sofia Bilianska, Lili Boulanger, Jinhee Han, Faye-Ellen Silverman, Kaija Saariaho, Nicky Sohn, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich performed by Harmonnia Junus, violin, Ji-Hyeon Yun, cello, and Kathryn Sloat, harp, Daniel Dunford, bass trombone and Dmitry Glivinskiy, piano at Mannes College Concert Hall, 150 W 85th St, free

3/12, 8:30 PM luminous, intense, enigmatic art-rock chanteuse/cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost at the third room at the Rockwood, $10

3/12, 9 PM irresistibly named, darkly jangling psychedelic garage/powerpop rockers Anderson Council at Maxwell’s

3/12, 9 PM dark psychedelic Austin-based legend Nic Armstrong and band at Cake Shop. Then that same night (??) they’re supposed to be at Otto’s around 11:30.

3/12, 9 PM edgy, politically-fueled French-American punk-jazz-soul chanteuse/guitarist Miss Elie Sorbsel aka Emilie Lesbros plays the album release show for her new one on a killer triplebill with the guy who’s arguably the best lyricist on the planet, the Coup’s Boots Riley, plus pensively intense violinist/singer Sarah Bernstein at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

3/12, 9 PM guitarist Patrick Brennan’s improvisational jazz orchestra the Transparency Kestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $tba

3/12, 10 PM NYC’s most intense, purist Peruvian cumbia-surf rockers, Moneco – who play all the classics by Juaneco, Los Destellos and other rare psychedelic treats – at the Way Station

3/12, 10 PM legendary Come and Steve Wynn guitarist Chris Brokaw at Union Pool, $10

3/13, 7 PM pianist Daniela Bracchi plays works by Bach, Schubert and Chopin at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

3/13, 7 PM violinist Rachel Koblyakov plays solo works by Boulez, Yuri Boguinia, Gideon Broshy, Johannes Maria Von Staud, Wolfgang Rihm and Jules Matton at Spectrum

3/13,  7:30 PM Chia’s Dance Party spinoff the Cumbia River Band play psychedelic, surfy grooves at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

3/13, 7:30 PM the NY Composers’ Circle ensemble plays eclectic new vocal music by Frank Retzel, Dana Dimitri Richardson, Eugene Marlow, Susan J. Fischer and Tamara Cashour plus instrumental pieces by Matt Weber and Robert S. Cohen (the latter inspired by an ant carrying the much larger carcass of a dead roach across a tennis court) at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $20, reception to follow

3/13, 8 PM hypnotic guitarscaper Hubble, plantively sardonic, elegant nouveau-chamber violinist/composer Christopher Tignor and the similarly poignant, evocative indie chamber minimalists/pastoralists Bing & Ruth at Littlefield, $14 . Particularly appropriate that B&R would be on this bill here considering that they have an album titled Kentile Floors.

3/13, 9 PM legendary, sweepingly majestic,timelessly relevant Australian psychedelic rockers the Church – who were arguably the best rock band in the world for a good fifteen years back in the 80s and 90s – at Bowery Ballroom, $30. 3/14 they’re at Rough Trade for the same price and will undoubtedly sell out. Adv tix rec at the Marcury, from 5-7 PM, M-F

3/13, 9 PM the Phryg – who put an irresistibly funny, biting, Zappa-esque spin on classic funk – at the Bitter End

3/13, 9 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play their torchy oldschool soul and groove music at the Way Station

3/14, 5 PM edgy Argentine classical pianist Mirian Conti plays a solo recital tilted “$5 for 5 Composers” at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St.

3/14, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues.

3/14, 8 PM the Brooklyn What, who are to this era in this city what the Dead Boys and for that matter, the Clash, were to 1979 – at Union Pool, $8, get there on time, this could sell out.

3/14, 8 PM sultry retro 1930s/40s Franco-American swing band les Chauds Lapins followed by horn-driven Colombian party band Chia’s Dance Party at Barbes

3/14, 8 PM Caribbean and south-of-the-border big band flavors with the sixteen-piece Gregorio Uribe Big Band and special guest violinist/singer Mireya Ramos from Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Roulette, $25; open rum bar 7-8 PM!

3/14, 8 PM the hilarious, politically astute Paranoid Larry & His Imaginary Band at 68 Jay St. Bar

3/14, 8 PM trumpeter Matt Lavelle and the 12 Houses play big band jazz improvisations at the Firehouse Space, $10

3/14, 8:30/10:30 PM pianist Jason Moran joins with Bill Frisell and Alicia Hall Moran to play their newly commissioned work The Quilts of Gee’s Bend, exploring rustic rural African-American spirituals, at the Vanguard, $30

3/14, 9 PM awesome Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Lions (a Zvuloon Dub System spinoff) at Silvana

3/14, 9 PM tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens leads a trio with Gilad Hekselman on guitar and Adam Arruda on drums followed by tunefully shapeshifting new postbop quartet Walking Distance – Caleb Curtis – alto saxophone, Kenny Pexton – tenor saxophone, Adam Coté – bass, Shawn Baltazor – drums – playing the album release show for their new one at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

3/14, 9 PM cinematic soundtrack instrumentalists/surf rockers the Tarantinos NYC followed at 10 by edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band and then at midnight by instrumental trio the Grey Man, who put an acidic postpunk spin on early Can, at the Way Station

3/14, 9:30 PM elegant oldtime Americana chanteuse Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line at Joe’s Pub, followed at 11:30 PM (separate admission) by haunting Portuguese noir surf band Dead Combo (not to be confused with the Stooges-influenced New York band from the mid-zeros) at Joe’s Pub, $12

3/14, midnight shapeshifting, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys  – who put out this blog’s pick for best song of 2014 – at Freddy’s

3/15, 4-11 PM the annual New Music Bake Sale with performances by avant garde ensembles including AndPlay (violin and viola duo), Eleonore Oppenheim (solo upright bass), ThingNY (composer-performer chamber collective), C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (contemporary choral music), Anti-Depressant: Kathleen Supové and Jennifer Choi (outrageously fun piano and violin duo), Tigue (percussion trio), the Knells (art-rock ensemble) plus all kinds of yummy treats available, at Roulette, $10

3/15, 4 PM the Bacheler Consort play early 17th century chamber music with treble viol, flute, lute, bandora, cittern, and bass viol at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

3/15, 4:30ish the intense, occasionally Middle Eastern-tinged fifteen piece Eyal Vilner Big Band with singer Charenee Wade (who just finished a great stand with Rufus Reid’s big band) at Smalls, $20

3/15, 6 (six) PM 70s freak-folk legend Kath Bloom at the Mercury, $8 adv tix rec because this just might sell out

3/15, 7 PM a rare Portuguese superstar twinbill: fado crooner Camané and noir cabaret/monster surf band Dead Combo at NJPAC in Newark, $30 tix avail.

3/15, 8 PM legendary organ improviser Thomas Murray performs at Church of the Resurrection, 119 E. 74th St. (Park/Lexington). $20 ($15 students & seniors)

3/15, 8 PM fiery, trance-inducing  percussionist/bandleader Alessandra Belloni‘s ensemble Daughters of Cybele at the Italian American Museum,155 Mulberry St, $20

3/15, 8:30/10:30 PM tenor sax legend Charles Lloyd with his new quartet featuring Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland at the Vanguard, $30

3/15, 9 PM the Anna & Elizabeth Show –  Anna Roberts-Gevalt (fiddle, banjo, guitar) and Elizabeth LaPrelle (ballads, banjo), with oldtime mountain music and real old-fashioned crankies at the Jalopy, $10

3/15, 10 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette and band at 55 Bar

3/16, 7 PM Van Davis – with Chop & Quench singer Abena Koomson – who alternate between sunny oldschool soul and ferocious, guitar-fueled funk, followed at 8:30 by Afrobeat funk jamband the New York Horns – with Mojo Mancini’s Sean Pelton on drums – at Arlene’s, free

3/16, 8 PM a rare small club appearance by cutting-edge avant garde composer/performer Milica Paranosic at Silvana

3/16, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players perform works by pan-American composers including Eleanor Alberga, Paquito D’Rivera, Martin Gendelman, Jorge Martin and Gabriela Ortiz at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St. $20/$10 stud/sts

3/16, 8 PM the North-South Consonance Ensemble play music for spring (bring it on!) by Ari Ben-Shabetai’, Chan Kai-Young, Matthew Durrant and Max Lifchitz with horn soloist Anne Ellsworth at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th S. free

3/16, 9:30 PM newschool latin soul dance band Spanglish Fly at Barbes – heavier on the salsa than the soul, with a charismatic frontwoman and the same kind of relevance the old boogaloo bands had back in the 60s.

3/16 recently revitalized, considerably quieter and more techy than they were in the punk era, corrosively relevant no-wavers the Pop Group at Rough Trade; 3/17 they’re at Bowery Ballroom

3/17, 7 PM rapt, ethereal third-stream voice-guitar sounds with the Sara Serpa/Andre Matos duo at Shapeshifter Lab, $12/$10 stud

3/17, 7 PM pianists Simone Dinnerstein and Doris Stevenson play music of Ravel, Gershwin, and Philip Lasser at PS321 Auditorium, 180 7th Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn, R to Union St and walk uphill, $15, all proceeds to benefit the school.

3/17-22, 8/10 PM irrepressible, paradigm-shifting accordionist Guy Klucevsek plays with a whole bunch of ensembles, $20. Choice pick: 3/18 at 8 doing film music with Kamala Sankaram and Peter Brown (vocals); Phyllis Chen (toy piano & piano); Todd Reynolds (violin)

3/17, 8 PM a rare St. Paddy’s Day show for pros rather than amateurs: sly lyrical soul guy Leo Sidran (whose latest album is titled Don’t Cry for No Hipster), eclectic violinist and genre-smashing jazz/indie classical/cinematic/Celtic composer Skye Steele and lush, intense, anthemic female-fronted Celtic acoustic band Burning Bridget Cleary at the third room at the Rockwood, $12, $10 drink min. strictly enforced

3/17, 8 PM fun, quirky, catchy female-fronted ska band Across the Aisle at Arlene’s, $8

3/17-22, 8:30/10:30 PM intimate guitar-bass duos with Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan at the Vanguard, $30

3/17, 9 PM  intense, darkly cinematic slowcore/postrock guitarist Shannon Wright at St. Vitus, $15

3/17, 10 PM smart, purist oldtimey female-fronted swing band the Swingaroos at the big room at the Rockwood

3/18, 7ish the CTMD puts on one of their occasional Jewish zingeray folksong song swaps with tunes from the repertoires of Carol Freeman, Sarah Gordon, Esther Gottesman, Janet Leuchter, Jerry Marcus and CTMD’s Ethel Raim at City Lore Galley,  56 E 1st St.

3/18, 7 PM eclectic violinist Concetta Abbate and poet Jeff Martin improvise at Branded Saloon

3/18, 8 PM the alternatively explosive and shimmering Nakatani Gong Orchestra at the Green Building, 452 Union St (Nevins/Bond) in Gowanus, R to Union St. and walk downhill, $15

3/18, 8 PM smart, eclectic, harmony-driven oldtime Americana/Celtic/acoustic C&W band the Henry Girls at Barbes

3/18-22, 8 PM plus matinees (full schedule is here), Cantata Profana provides the music to György Kurtág’s twisted opera Kafka Fragments plus a new English translation of Offenbach’s Daphnis & Chloe at the new Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St., $20 tix avail.

3/18, 8 PM the Ariel Quartet continue their performance of the Beethoven string quartet cycle at Subculture, $25 adv tix rec

3/18, 8 PM solo vocal sets by avant garde singers Odeya Nini and Gelsey Bell followed by the premiere of Bell’s Spent Horizons, incorporating theatrical elements and field recordings, arranged and performed by both performers at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

3/18, 10 PM a killer triplebill at Rough Trade: creepy noir chamber pop/murder ballad duo Charming Disaster, eclectic art-rock violinist/bandleader Christina Courtin and sardonically clanging postpunks Frogbelly & Symphony (who have a new Martin Bisi-produced album out), $10 adv tix rec.

3/18, 10 PM soulful, groove-oriented cellist/composer Marika Hughes followed by minimialist, rapt avant garde lutenist Jozef Van Wissem at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

3/18, 11ish vicious noiserock jamband the the Skull Practitioners– led by Steve Wynn sparring partner/genius guitarist Jason Victor – at the Flat, 308 Hooper St,. South Williamsburg, J/M to Hewes St., $5

3/19, 1 PM Novus NY play John Adams’ Chamber Symphony and Arnold Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1 at Trinity Church, free

3/19, 7 PM Romanian cimbalom icon Marius Mihalache plays solo and then joins torchy Romany singer Sanda Weigl‘s performance at 8 PM at Barbes. Martin Vejarano‘s Cumbia River Band plays afterward at 10.

3/19, 7 PM awardwinning Spanish pianist Josu de Solaun plays works by Granados and Albeniz at Zinc Bar, $25

3/19, 7:30 PM torchy intense southwestern gothic songwrite Julia Haltigan and her excellent band at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

3/19, 7:30 PM entrancing Middle Eastern/Nubian largescale jamband the Nile Project revisit the scene of their live album, the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must. They’re at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University, 3 Spruce St. in the financial district the following night, 3/20 for $30

3/19, 7:30 PM early music consort the Wayward Sisters perform a program titled The Naughty List: Music By Braggarts, Hotheads, Curmudgeons and Snobs with music by obnoxious men Matthew Locke, Tarquinio Merula, William Brade, Nicola Matteis, and Dario Castello at the Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E 65th St, $25

3/19, 7:30 PM thrilling British violinist Rachel Podger leads the Julliard415 baroque ensemble in a performance of works from Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave (73/74), $20

3/19 and 3/24 at 7:30 PM, plus 3/20 at 11 AM (in the morning) and and 3/22 at 8 the NY Phil play Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier plus works by Debussy and Esa-Pekka Salonen at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail

3/19-21, 7:30 PM kabuki theatre maven Tamasaburo Bando‘s explosive taiko drum/Japanese folk ritual troupe play their new extravaganza Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery at BAM, $25 tix avail

3/19, 8 PM Pistolera frontwoman Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s torchy, slinky, psychedelic downtempo/trip-hop/art-pop band SLV at Greenwich House Music School, $15

3/19, 8 PM a chamber-sized subset of beloved, adventurous young orchestra the Knights play works by Haydn, Schnittke, Timo Andres, Fred Lerdahl and Thomas Adès at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

3/19, 8 PM baritone Thomas Buckner accompanied by pianist Joseph Kubera, Christopher Hoffman, Alex Lipowski, Matthew Gold, and others performing concert works by long-time associates from the AACM: Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Claudine Myers, Henry Threadgill and Wadada Leo Smith at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

3/19, 8  PM a “trauma salon” with performances by cellist Valerie Kuehne, drummer David Grollman, plus a dance and performance art component, at the PPL Space, 104 Meserole St., Bushwick, G to Flushing/L to Grand St., sugg don. Might give new meaning to the word cathartic.

3/19, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free. They’re also at Troost in Greenpoint, same time, on 3/25.

3/19, 9 PM the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile at Rough Trade, $30

3/19, 11 PM darkly cinematic saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads a quartet following the Microscopic Septet‘s album release show at Smalls, $20

3/19, 11:30 PM clarinet-fueled, explosively electric instrumentalists the NY Gypsy All-Stars at the big room at the Rockwood

3/20, 7 PM violinist Melissa Tong with members of the Artemis Chamber Ensemble play music by Part, Johnston and Messiaen at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

3/20, 7 PM Richard Bennett plays his cross-pollinating mashup of Indian ragas and neoromantic/minimalist piano music at the Rubin Museum of Art, $20

3/20, 7:30 PM Athens-born composer and pianist Petros Sakelliou’s lush, cinematic instrumental art-rock/circus-rock project Visual Music Circus at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

3/20, 7:30 PM intense, state-of-the-art alto saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenon and his quartet salute the Puerto Rican roots in much of jazz at the Hostos Center Theater, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, 2/4/5 to Grand Concourese/149th St., $15/$7.50 stud/srs

3/20, 7:30 PM 90s indie powerpop/mod punk legends the Figgs play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $12 gen adm

3/20-22, 7:30/9:30 PM the sweeping, epic, playfully theatrical Brussels Jazz Orchestra with graphic novelist Philip Paquet create Graphicology; a once-in-a-lifetime live jazz score in tandem with with projections at Dizzy’s Club

3/20, 8 PM sultry retro 1930s/40s Franco-American swing band les Chauds Lapins followed at 10 by accordion-fueled oldschool Colombian vallenato punk band Very Be Careful at Barbes

3/20, 8 PM, repeating 3/21, 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony play Bedford: Flushing Meadows, 1964 for Saxophone and Orchestra (world premiere) with soloist Aaron Patterson; Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto with soloist Kelly Jo Breczka; Grafe: Cello Concerto with soloist Eric Allen; Sibelius: Overture to the Tempest and Tchaikovsky: The Tempest at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St, $20 sugg don.

3/20, 8 PM pianist Inna Faliks performs a Clarice Assad world premiere & Brahms Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3 plus a Clara Schumann miniature at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

3/20, 9 PM a killer literate rock/powerpop twinbill: Paula Carino’s transgressively fun original band, Regular Einstein and Elvis Costello-esque underground powerpop heroes Lazy Lions both play the album release show for their new ones at Rock Shop, $10

3/20, 9 PM wild oldschool-style original bluegrass crew Foghorn String Band followed at 10 by the increasingly soul-oriented, guitarishly brilliant Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at the Jalopy, $15

3/20, 9 PM Aaron Freeman of Ween plays his somewhat subtler but equally tuneful newer material at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

3/20, 9 PM dark Certain General guitarist Phil Gammage‘s Adventures in Bluesland project at Beast of Bourbon

3/20, 9:30 PM singer/pianist Rebecca Mimiaga plays the album release show for her new one Words in the Dark with a killer band including Doug Wieselman on oboe and strings, Maxim Moston on viola, Katie Krestek on cello and more at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

3/20, 9:30 PM Dan Finnerty’s hilarious, viciously sarcastic top 40 cover band the Dan Band at Joe’s Pub, $22

3/20, 9:30 PM moody, jangly, jazz-tinged female-fronted art-rock/chamber pop/postrock band Friend Roulette at Palisades

3/20, 9:30 PM downtown NYC supergroup Heroes of Toolik play deceptively catchy, hypnotically growling, post-Velvets grooves at Union Hall, $10

3/20, 10 PM fiery, politically-inspired acoustic rock songwriter Liah Alonso followed by darkly eclectic, similarly ferocious Canadian gothic rock bandleader Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons at Sidewalk.

3/20, 11:30 PM the Nat Osborn Band – whose wry, cleverly lyrical New Orleans sounds come across somewhere in between Dr. John and Brother Joscephus at Rough Trade, $10 adv tix rec

3/21, 5 PM this era’s most poignant voice in country and Americana, Laura Cantrell at Pete’s – get there an hour early and sit through Howard Fishman, who’s actually a pretty good blues guitarist and songwriter.

3/21, 8 PM unique art-rock/chamber jazz singer/bandleader Karen Mantler at Barbes

3/21, 8 PM North Indian violinist Kala Ramnath and ensemble at Roulette

3/21, 8 PM an uncommonly good Tom Waits tribute night with contributions from the torchy, historically-inspired Robin Aigner, Regular Einstein guitarist Dave Benjoya, art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande of the Snow, cello songstress Serena Jost, guitar bluesmama Mamie Minch, composer Jay Vilnai and many others at Freddy’s

3/21, 10 PM hard-hitting bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote play hot Afrobeat-tinged funk grooves at the Way Station

3/21, 10:30 PM catchy original newgrass string band Cricket Tell the Weather at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink minimum very strictly enforced

3/22, 3 PM composer Huang Ruo and up-and-coming chamber ensemble New Asia Chamber Music Society play music for modern dance to accompany Nai-Ni Chen’s dance group at Flushing Town Hall, free but rsvp reqd

3/22, 3 PM Hannah Min, violin; Monica Davis, viola; Isabelle Fairbanks and Benjamin Larsen, cello; Zach Mo, piano play Faure’s C minor Piano Quartet, and Arensky’s haunting A minor Quartet for violin, viola and two cellos at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Park Slope, 139 St. John’s Place at 7th Ave., any train to Grand Army Plaza and walk downhill

3/22, 4 PM viol consort Parthenia with guest harpist Christa Patton play works by Henry Purcell, Orlando Gibbons, Carlo Farina, Giovanni Battista Vitali, Nicolo Corradini and Giovanni Legrenzi plus a Eleonor Sandresky world premiere at Picture Ray Studio, 245 W 18th St, $25/$10 stud/srs

3/22, 6 PM an all-star downtown NYC rock cast: Erica Smith, John Sharples, American Ambulance’s Pete Cenedella, Lisa Dowling, Lizzie Edwards of Lizzie & the Sinners, Matt Keating, Tim Simmonds and others (hint: like…special guests!) play two classic albums: Richard & Linda Thompson’s Shoot Out the Lights and Graham Parker’s Squeezing Out Sparks at the Mercury, $10

3/22, 7 PM exhilarating  late-1800s style Appalachian/blues string band the Down Hill Strugglers, at the Jalopy, $10

3/22, 7 PM the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony No. 5, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with soloist Jie Hyue Kim and Paul Joseph‘s spring-themed First Tears of Spring and Cry of a Butterfly at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.), Flushing, 7 train to Main St. (the last stop), transfer to the Q27 bus, sugg. don.

3/22, 10:30 PM the wryly tuneful Well Tempered Quartet: Spike Wilner – piano , Behn Gillece – vibraphone , Anthony Pinciotti – drums , Brian Charette – organ at Smalls, $20

3/22, 11 PM edgy, eclectic, tuneful, smartly lyrical punk-jazz-inspired rock songwriter Mimi Oz‘s Rooster at Cake Shop

3/22, 11 PM NY’s only original Mexican son jarocho band, Radio Jarocho at the small room at the Rockwood

3/23, 7:30 PM the East Coast Chamber Orchestra plays music of Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Janacek and Golijov at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

3/23, 8 PM the Atlantic Ensemble plays newly commissioned chamber works by composers TBA at Symphony Space, free

3/23 gutter blues/punk soul icons the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion plays a rare (their first ever?) dives of New York tour starting at at Liedy’s Shore Inn, 745 Richmond Terrace on Staten Island for free at 9 PM and continuing on 3/24 at Cake Shop, time TBA, $8; 3/25 at 9 PM at  WFMU Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery St. in Jersey City, price $TBA,  3/26 at Hank’s at 10 PM for free; at the Point, 940 Garrison Ave. in the Bronx (6 train to Longwood Ave.)  on 3/27 at 9, $5  at and Singlecut Brewery  in Astoria at on 3/28 at 9 for free.

3/23, 11 PM a rare small club appearance by darkly lyrical jazz sax icon Peter Apfelbaum with percussionist Matthias Kunzli at Pete’s

3/24, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, indie chamber group Yarn/Wire play electroacoustic works by Thomas Meadowcroft and Chiyoko Szlavnics at the Miller Theatre, free.

3/24, 7:30 PM creepy, theatrical female-fronted noir cabaret/circus rock band Orphan Jane at Arlene’s, $8

3/24-29, 8/10 PM vivid, intense, lyrical jazz pianist Myra Melford leads a series of ensembles at the Stone, $15. Choice pick: how do you choose from this feast of riches? Just for starters, the 3/25, 10 PM show with Miya Masaoka (koto) and Mary Halvorson (guitar) is pretty amazing.

3/24, 8 PM clear-voiced, classically-tinged jazz singer/bandleader Joanna Wallfisch and pianist Dan Tepfer play the album release show for their new one at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec

3/24, 8 PM new indie classical vocal/chamber group Arkora play Benton Roark’s troubled song cycle, Songs from the Rainshadow’s Edge: radical harpists Duo Scorpio play Andy Akiho works; and Ear Heart Music impresario Amelia Lukas joins them on flute for a rare Toru Takemitsu piece at Roulette, $25

3/24-29, 8:30/10:30 PM fiery downtown postbop sax personality Oliver Lake leads a trio with Reggie Workman on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums at the Vanguard, $30

3/24, 10 PM the brass-fueled ten-piece Josh Evans Big Band at Smalls, $20. They’re also here on 3/31 at 9:30

3/25, 7 PM conductor K. Scott Warren leads the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola in a Lenten program featuring Gregorian chant and a cappella motets by Tallis, Lassus, Gesualdo, Purcell and others amidst the Venetian mosaics depicting the way of the cross at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (980 Park Avenue at 84th St.), $25 seats avail

3/25, 7:30 PM PM exciting new orchestra the Spectrum Symphony play Anthony Iannaccone’s From Time to Time, Fantasias on Two Appalachian Folksongs;  Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor with soloist Victoria Mushkatkol and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3 at St. Joseph’s Church, 371 6th Ave south of Waverly, $20

3/25, 8 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Barbes

3/25, 9 PM the Riff Notes, TBS and the Cheap Sneakers play a Joe Meek tribute show at Otto’s – which makes sense, considering that Meek was the father of British surf music. Let’s see if Graham Parker – who wrote a caustic, totally unsympathetic song about him – shows up.

3/25, 10:45 PM Maxo plays his clever, witty, cinematic 16-bit keyb soundtracks at Baby’s All Right, $8

3/26, 7 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 Parkside

3/26, 7 PM badass, torchy Irish swing singer Tara O’Grady plays the album release for her new one Irish Bayou – tracing the rich history of the Irish in New Orleans – at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22 St

3/26, 7:30 PM the Heath Quartet play Janácek’s String Quartet No. 2 (“Intimate Letters”) and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131 at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

3/26, 7:30 PM cutting-edge vocal quartet NY Polyphony sing renaissance works by Dunstable, Plummer, Brumel, and Clemens as well as contemporary pieces by Ivan Moody, John Scott, Michael McGlynn and Geoffrey Williams at the Greene Space

3/26, 8 PM devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s.

3/26, 8 PM the String Theories Festival kicks off with the New York premiere of Andrew Norman‘s The Companion Guide to Rome plus recent chamber works by Scott Wollschleger, Leah Asher, and John Stulz. Violist Anne Lanzilotti programmed the night and performs alongside Meaghan Burke, cello; Lavinia Pavlish, violin; John Stulz, viola; and Alice Teyssier, flute, at the South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, $15/10 stud/srs

3/26, 8 PM Drums of the Diaspora featuring Dendê, Joaquin Pozo and Bonga Jean-Baptiste blend Bahian, Cuban and Haitian beats at Meridian 23, 161 W 23rd St. just east of 7th Ave

3/26, 8:30 PM haunting, dusky, jangly southwestern gothic rock band And the Wiremen at Troost, 1011 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint

3/26, 9:30 PM the irrepressible, theatrical, politically spot-on Ukuladies – who bring bacon to every show – at Freddy’s

3/26, 10 PM oudist Brian Prunka’s diverse Middle Eastern jazz combo Nashaz at Barbes

3/26, 10 PM Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders – late 80s Leonard Cohen wannabe crooning down-and-out synth/darkwave/noir pop – at Rough Trade, $15 adv tix rec.

3/27-4/13 a retrospective of the work of photographer Joel Brodsky, best known for his iconic images of Jim Morrison “half devoted to Brodsky’s work with the Doors and the other half will be featuring his expansive back catalog images for diverse performers, including Tom Waits, Tim Buckley, Aretha Franklin, Judy Collins, Isaac Hayes, Country Joe & the Fish, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Iggy Pop” at Morrison Hotel Gallery, 116 Prince St

3/27, 7 PM a Nowrooz celebration with Iranian violin luminary Navid Kandelousi, pensive songwriter Arian Saleh and Persian-American roots rock outfit Vatan at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

3/27, 7 PM pianist Edmund Arkus plays plays music of Schubert, Chopin, Granados and Bach at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

3/27, 7:30 PM Sexmob – who’ve distinguished themselves with their noir jazz reinventions of Nino Rota Fellini soundtracks – perform the world premiere of their score to Guido Brignon’s classic Italian silent film Maciste all’inferno at Symphony Space, $25

3/27, 8 PM the second concert of the String Theories Festival features violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist David Kaplan playing works by Chris Cerrone, Scott Wollschleger, Samuel Carl Adams, and Ludwig van Beethoven at the South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, $15/10 stud/srs

3/27, 8 PM guitarist/mandolinist John Ehlis with his lively improvisational sextet at Shapeshifter Lab, $12

3/27, 9 PM one of the year’s best if most improbable twinbills: this era’s greatest cinematic noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy and the Jack Grace Band at the Jalopy, $10. This bill might actually have happened (maybe in reverse) at the C-Note fifteen years ago or so. Jack’s no slouch on guitar, either.

3/27, 9 PM Indian carnatic jazz violinist Arun Ramamurthy and his funky trio followed at 10 by anthemic, eclectic often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at the Way Station

3/27-28, 9:30ish PM hypnotic danceable Ethiopian-inspired sounds with Budos Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

3/28, 5 PM pianist Rosa Torres Pardo plays an all-Iberian program including works by Soler-Scarlatti, Albeniz, de Falla at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

3/28, 7 PM high-voltage, eclectic acoustic-electric Americana band Spuyten Duyvil at the big room at the Rockwood

3/28, 8 PM a rare US performance of traditional and original Yemeni songs by virtuoso singer/oudist Abdulrahman Al Akhfash at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

3/28, 8 PM Molly Ruth – whose searing, genuinely angst-fueled, careening electric songs, part oldschool delta blues, part vintage C&W, part doom punk make her one of the few truly scary songwriters in town – at Trash Bar. Open bar with PBRs and wells til 9. You’ll need them.

3/28, 8 PM intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay play the album release show for their new one followed at 10 bythe reliably ferocious, fun Balkan madness of Raya Brass Band at Barbes

3/28, 8 PM omg what a fun doublebill: wild party band Litvakus, who rescue obscure Belorrusian klezmer dances from musty old archives, and the similarly wild, hilarious, accordion-and-violin-fueled klezmer punk band Golem at Drom, $15 adv tix very highly rec

3/28, 8 PM legendary dirty soul man/iconic filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles‘ Menage a Trio featuring guitarist/percussionist/vocalist William Spaceman Patterson and baritone saxophonist “Moist” Paula Henderson, with special guests at Hifi Bar

3/28, 8 PM the final concert of the String Theories Festival features violinist Erica Dicker and pianist Emily Manzo playing works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Judd Greenstein, and the US premiere of Ig Henneman‘s In the Storm of Roses for solo violin.at the South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, $15/10 stud/srs

3/28, 9 PM another rare appearance by the hilarious, politically astute Paranoid Larry & His Imaginary Band at Freddy’s  – this makes two in two months!

3/28, 9 PM a newschool roots reggae twinbill with the Blue Dahlia followed by Thunda Vida at Silvana

3/28, 10 PM vicious noiserock jamband the the Skull Practitioners– led by Steve Wynn sparring partner/genius guitarist Jason Victor – at Cake Shop, $8

3/29, 2 PM French singers Eléonore Biezunski and Eléonore Weill team up as the ‘Lib’Ele Duo’ (The Dragonflies) to mash up acerbic French and Yiddish music with tsimbl (Ukrainian Jewish cimbalom) wizard Pete Rushefsky, playing both wry, lyrical French-Yiddish songs songwriter Jacques Grober as well as cross-pollinated repertoire from each tradition, plus a puppet show at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St., $12

3/29, 4 PM Susan Rotholz, flute, Eliot Bailen, cello and Margaret Kampmeier, piano, perform sonatas by C.P.E. Bach, Lowell Leibermann in addition to compositions by Eliot Bailen,  Villa-Lobos and Martinu at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

3/29, 8 PM bewitching noir torch song stylist Bliss Blood and brilliant guitarist Al Street lead their trio at Epistrophy Cafe, 200 Mott St. (Kenmare/Spring)

3/29, 8 PM violist Miranda Sielaff performs a set of solo John Harbison etudes, followed by members of Contemporaneous performing a string quintet by Dylan Mattingly. Finally, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and loadbang present two world premieres by Reiko Füting and Mario Diaz de León, alongside recent works by Füting, Richard Carrick, andJuste Janulyte.at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

3/29, 8 PM the Chamber Players of the League-ISCM play new works by Bruce Reiprich, Brian Fennelly, Louis Karchin, Jenny Olivia Johnson, Andrew Rudin and olderr pieces by Kaija Saariaho at the Tenri Cultural Institute 43A West 13th St $15/$8 stud/srs

3/29, 9ish Willie & the Wolves – who play killer oldschool soul, funk and latin grooves that sounds like classics from the 60s but are originals, with the powerhouse Anne DeAcetis on lead vocals – at Tara Hill Tavern, 2794 Broadway at 108th

3/29, 9ish Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – and many others play a night of Brill Building pop covers upstairs at 2A.

3/29, 9:30ish the George Gee Swing Orchestra make a return appearance at Smalls with their lush new arrangements of old standards, $20

3/29, 10 PM tuneful, evocative, purist original front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg at Pete’s

3/30, 6:30 PM sensational up-and-coming organist Stephen Buzard plays Camil van Hulse’s rarely performed Symphonia Elegiaca in its entirety at St. Thomas Church, 53rd St./5th Ave., sugg don.

3/30 biting, darkly psychedelic Eurofolk/rock band Carl Barât & The Jackals at the small downstairs studio space at Webster Hall is sold out – good for them

3/31, 8 PM intense, inscrutable, wickedly literate janglerock tunesmith/crooner Ward White at the small room at the Rockwood

3/31, 9:30 PM intense, soaring singer/pianist Anna Winthrop and cellist Kirin McElwain play their individualistic, windswept, cinematic jazz-inflected art-rock at Caffe Vivaldi

4/1, 7 PM balmy, sardonically individualistic vocal jazz stylist Dorian Devins and her trio at Flute Gramercy, 40 E 20th St. 4/13, 8:30 PM she’s at the Bar Next Door at 8:30 PM with Behn Gillece – vibraphone and Hans Glawischnig – bass. They’re also at Flute on 4/29

4/1, 7:30 PM Music for sextet by Long Island composers Jay Gach, Dana Richardson, Leonard Lehrman, Julie Mandel, Margaret Stoop and Jane Leslie performed by new music sextet Innovox at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College, Kissena Blvd. and the LIE, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, 7 train to the end of the line and then take the Main St. bus, free

4/1 multi-reedman Michael Blake leads a killer quartet with  Frank Kimbrough – piano; Ben Allison – bass; Rudy Royston – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/1, 8 PM El Imperio – intense, edgy, funky band who mash up Ethiopiques and latin styles- followed by psychedelic Ethiopiques purists Nikhil Yerawadekar & Low Mentality amd then brilliant psychedelic desert rock/cantorial art-rock band Sway Machinery at the Hive, 20 Cook St., Bushwick (Graham/Manhattan, just off Broadway, J/M to Flushing Ave) $10 sugg don

4/1, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

4/1, 9 PM surreal, Waits-influeuced, noirish, apocalyptic Americana guitar band Fellaheen at the Way Station

4/2-5 Randy Weston‘s African Rhythms Quintet, featuring alto saxophonist TK Blue and veteran drummer Lewis Nash celebrate the iconic pianist/Africanist/composer’s 89th birthday, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30 ($35 on the weekend)

4/2, 7:30 PM up-and-coming chamber ensemble Face the Music play new works by Yonatan Rozin, Paris Lavidis and Michael Daugherty at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/2, 8 PM dark, charismatic, mischieviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

4/2, 11 PM wild, psychedelic Bay Area Romany/Middle Eastern/Balkan band Taraf de Locos – sort of the left coast version of Tribecastan – at Silvana

4/3, 8 PM sharp, satirical, catchy, sardonically funny Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk

4/3, 9 PM a good Spanish-tinged twinbill: Mar Salá plays her acoustic flamenco rock followed by  edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Silvana

4/3, 9 PM powerhouse bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote play hot Afrobeat-tinged funk grooves at BAM Cafe

4/3, 10 PM Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustically Colombian and purist than most bands who play that stuff – at Barbes

4/4, 4 PM quirkily cinematic, psychedelic, family-friendly instrumentalists Songs for Unusual Creatures, followed at 8 by intense, eclectic original Balkan clarinet/violin/oud/percussion quartet Sherita and then at 10 by upbeat Sinaloa-style Mexican mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos for $10 at Barbes

4/4, 5 PM Argentine pianist Agustin Anievas plays Schubert and Chopin at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

4/4, 7:30 PM bewitchingly assaultive art-rock duo Naked Roots Conducive – violinist Natalia Steinbach and cellist Valerie Kuehne – play the record release show for their “performance opera” Sacred521, “which “explores the beauty and terror of personal disclosure and visceral catharsis in individual experience” at Dixon Place, $12 adv tix rec

4/4, 7:30 PM banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone’s historically rich, individualistic folk ensemble the Lomax Project at the Lincoln Center Atrium

4/4, 8ish bewitchingly assaultive art-rock duo Naked Roots Conducive – violinist Natalia Steinbach and cellist Valerie Kuehne – at Dixon Place

4/4, 8 PM raga pianist Utsav Lal and carnatic singer Anurag Harsh at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $15 tix avail.

4/4 Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly four-band surf rock show at Otto’s begins at 9 with the Aquatudes, cinematic soundtrack instrumentalists/surf rockers the Tarantinos NYC playing the album release release show for their new one at 10, kick-ass original third-wavers Tsunami of Sound at 11 and the Jersey Shore’s explosive, deviously original, Dick Dale-influenced Black Flamingos sometime after midnight

4/4, 9:30 PM acclaimed Turkish classical guitarist Sinan Ersahin at Bar Thalia adjacent to Symphony Space, free

4/5, 8 PM the Brighton Beat bring their deliriously fun Afrobeat jams to Brooklyn Bowl, $8; free entry before 7 PM

4/6 7:30 PM – 100 years ago Claude Debussy began a project of six large-scale sonatas for “diverse instruments” but completed only three before his death in 1918. Three contemporary composers – Thomas Adès, Marc-Andre Dalbavie and Libby Larsen – completed those six final large-scale works; a stellar eleven-piece chamber ensemble plays them along with the three that Debussy himself finished, in a world premiere at Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

4/6, 7:30 PM James Austin Smith, oboe; Tessa Lark, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Edward Arron, cello; and Pedja Muzijevic, piano, play Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, plus Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VII for oboe and John Cage pieces at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St., $20

4/7, 7 PM the Tarras Band – who play the repertoire of legendary hotshot klezmer clarinetist Dave Tarras – featuring Tarras’ ageless, charismatic former pianist Pete Sokolow plus an allstar band including Michael Winograd (clarinet,) Ben Holmes (trumpet), Jim Guttmann (bass) and Dave Licht (drums) at Barbes followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

4/7, 7 PM dubious segue, good edgy jazz twinbill: Jon Irabagon, Matt Bauder and Tomas Fujiwara rip paint off the walls followed by soprano saxophonist Jasmine Lovell-Smith‘s colorful, deftly cinematic chamber/pastoral jazz project Towering Poppies with Cat Toren – piano, Adam Hopkins – bass, Kate Gentile – drums at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

4/7, 11ish catchy, sunny, kinetic janglepop band Kuroma at Baby’s All Right

4/8, 7:30 PM jazz pianist Steven Prutsman plays his third-stream album Passengers all the way through at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St., $20

4/8, 8 PM oudist Brandon Terzic and his group Xalam – Pyeng Threadgill on vocals, Matt Kilmer on percussion, Tim Keiper on calabash, Matt Darriau on saxophone and kaval, Rufus Cappadocia on cello – play their Africanized take on Robert Johnson at Barbes

4/9, 7′:30 PM fun, lo-fi punk blues resonator guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson followed by edgy female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey – playing the ep release show for their new one at Rock Shop, $10

4/9, 8 PM the NY Scandia Symphony celebrates the 150th anniversary of the births of  Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius at Symphony Space, $15 adv tix rec.

4/9, 8 PM two of the greatest singers in town on a killer twinbill: luminous, intense, enigmatic art-rock chanteuse/cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

4/9, 9:30 PM coolly enigmatic original jazz/torch singer Dorian Devins and her first-rate combo at Bar Thalia adjacent to Symphony Space, free

4/10, 7 PM Ali Akbar Moradi – Iranian-Kurdish tambour lute virtuoso, Bahar Movahed collaborator and master of the Yarsan (Iranian Kurdish Sufi) repertoire – at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $25

4/10, 8 PM intense, celebrated Armenian-American oudist Ara Dinkjian plays from his new album of Armenian songs 1915-2015 Truth & Hope in commenoration of the 1915 holocaust there, backed by a string quartet plus the briliant Tamer Pinarbasi on qanun.at Alwan for the Arts, $20

4/10, 8 PM cult favorite Romany chanteuse (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and her amazing band followed at 10 by funky, psychedelic Ethiopiques band Nikhil P. Yerawadekar and Low Mentality at Barbes

4/10, 8 PM anthemic, eclectic often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys and hard funk band Afroskull at Rock Shop, $10

4/10, 9ish psychedelic funk jamband the Pimps of Joytime at Brooklyn Bowl, $15, followed by (separate $12 admission) Moon Hooch – 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 – at around half past midnight

4/10 Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 –  at the Parkside

4/11, 2:30 PM Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble play Marcel Grandjany’s O Bien Aimee and Aria in Classic Style, Handel’s Harp Concerto with Grandjany’s cadenzas, Joseph Jongen’s Concerto a Cinque and Debussy’s Sonata for Viola, Flute and Harp.Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave, free, early arrival a must

4/11, 5 PM Luiz de Moura Castro plays piano works by Villa-Lobos, Liszt, Chopin and Mendelssohn at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $5

4/11, 6 PM an amazing night at Barbes: Long Shadow, the new duo from Sherita‘s Greg Squared and Rima Fand, joined by intense Greek rembetiko band Astoriani – Rima Fand-violin, vocals; Matthew Fass-accordion; Matt Moran-percussion; Greg Squared-clarinets, vocals; Demetri Tashie-laouto- followed at 8 by the Toomai String Quartet with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan & vibraphonist Matt Moran playing Romanian music .

4/11, 8 PM the Latvian National Choir sing rarely heard works by Arvo Part, Vytautas Miskinis, Vaclovas Augustinas, Ugis Praulins, Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, Raimonds Tiguls, Eriks Esenvalds,  Veljo Tormis and Eric Whitacre’s luminous Lux Aurumque at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St., $20

4/11, 9 PM Trapper Schoepp – a Milwaukee minor-leaguer with some promise, in a growling, lyrical Jeffrey Foucault Americana vein – opens for noiserock/paisley underground/noir rock legend Steve Wynn at Bowery Ballroom, $20

4/12, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play an all-Tchaikovsky program with the Festival Coronation March, the Violin Concerto with soloist Siwoo Kim, and Symphony No. 4 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow

4/12, 3 PM the Downtown Chamber Players perform a global Spanish-tinged program of composers including Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, G.H. Rodriguez, Montsalvatge and de Falla at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St, $15; $12.50 for students/seniors

4/12, 3 PM Sandbox Percussion premieres Robert Sirota’s Spindrift at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Park Slope (139 St. John’s Pl), sugg don.

4/12, 4 PM Ustad Shafaat Khan performs Indian classical music, featuring sitar, surbuhar and tabla at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

4/12, 7 PM jazz pianist/chanteuse Akiko Pavolka & House of Illusions with : vocals and piano; Guillermo Klein: Wurlitzer electric piano, vocals; Loren Stillman: alto sax; Nate Radley: guitar; Matt Pavolka: bass and Russ Meissner: drums followed at 9 by Romany guitar genius Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

4/12, 9 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band followed by a rare solo show by charismatic ghoulabilly/retro rock monster Reid Paley upstairs at 2A

4/13, 8 PM legendary 70s art-rock/hippie band Magma keep their own invented Kobaiian language alive at le Poisson Rouge, $30 adv tix req

4/14, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, a quartet version of Ensemble Signal plays childhood-inspired works by Clemens Gadenstätter, Sean Griffin, Elliott Carter and Helmut Lachenmann at the Miller Theatre, free

4/14, 7 PM nocturnal jazz chanteuse/pianist/uke player Gina Leishman with a killer band : Charlie Burnham – violin; Matt Muisteri – guitar and Greg Cohen – bass followed at 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

4/14, 7:30 PM jazz bassist Brian Glassman’s brass-fueled Klezmer/Jazz Alliance at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St, $15

4/14-15 lyrical jazz guitaist Julian Lage leads his trio with  Scott Colley – bass, Eric Harland – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

4/14, 7:30 violinist Paul Huang, pianist Louis Schwizgebel and cellist Julian Schwarz play music of Maurice Ravel and César Franck, and Francis Poulenc at Zinc Bar, $25/15 stud/srs

4/14, 8 PM opening night of this year’s MATA Festival: the Curious Chamber Players perform new avant garde works from Finland, Bolivia, China, Sweden and the US by Tomi Räisänen, Todd Tarantino, Carlos Gutiérrez Quiroga, Wang Lu, Johan Svensson and Malin Bång at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/15, 7:30 PM up-and-coming cellist Jay Campbell and  pianist Conor Hanick play works by Carter, Stravinsky, Brahms, and a New York premiere by David Fulmer at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec

4/15, 8 PM oudist/mandinka/kora player Kane Mathis plays music from North Africa on south at Barbes

4/15, 8 PM night two of this year’s MATA Festival features singer Abigail Fischer, Melanie Aceto and Music for Lamps performing Nordic, Balkan and American avant garde works by Bjørn Erik Haugen, Jasna Velickovic, Mirela Ivicevic, Megan Grace Beugger and others at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/15, 8 PM bad segue, good show: psychedelic Afrobeat jamband Ikebe Shakedown followed by purist retro 60s garage rockers the Monophonics at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

4/15, 8:30ish irrepressible, historically informed songwriter Elisa Flynn takes a break from booking nights of murder ballads to play her own erudite, often haunting tunes at Troost

4/16, 7:30 PM haunting Middle Eastern jazz trumpeter Amir El Saffar‘s Two Rivers Large Ensemble at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

4/16, night three of this year’s MATA Festival features the Momenta Quartet + Christa van Alstine, Carl Christian Bettendorf, Stuart Breczinski, Ian Rosenbaum, Matthew Weber performing avant garde works from Greece, Brazil, Iran and the US by Michalis Paraskakis, Daniel Moreira, Guy Barash, Alex Weiser, Eric Nathan and Idin Samimi Mofakham at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/17, 7:30 dark chamber duo Soldier Kane, moody noir folk trio Hope For Agoldensummer and intense minor-key klzmer/groove/classical instrumentalists Barbez at Litttlefield, $12

4/17, 7:30 PM accordion wizard Sy Kushner’s Jewish Music Ensemble, w/Jeremy Brown and Marty Confurius at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

4/17, 7:30 the Fire Pink Trio play Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp plus vivid works by Adrienne Albert, Dan Locklair,, Manuel Moreno-Buendia, Sonny Burnette and Hilary Tann at tke DiMenna Center, 450 West 37th St., $25 . Their performance of this program last year in the Lincoln Center neighborhood was dreamy and gorgeous.

4/17, 8 PM new arrangements of haunting old Armenian songs by flamenco guitarist Anna Garano with Armenian chanteuse Anais Alexandra Tekerian, plus clarinetist Kinan Azmeh at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs

4/17, 8 PM two generations of twisted, asaultively fun noiserock: Blind Idiot God and Insect Ark at St. Vitus Bar  $10

4/17, 8 PM pensive, intense newgrass fiddler April Verch and her trio at Subculture

4/17, 8 PM night four of this year’s MATA Festival features avant garde chamber ensemble Bearthoven, Amanda Schoofs and Du Yun playing works by Schoofs, Yun, David Alan Broome, Jonathan Nangle amd Adam de la Cour at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/17, 9 PM edgy Chilean psychedelic cumbia/hip-hop/reggaeton bandleader Ana Tijoux at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

4/17-26, 10 PM art-rock/chamber-pop pianist/songwriter Dane Terry performs his one-man theatre piece Bird in the House at LaMama, $10. Brightly neoromantic tunes laced with ragtime, Steven Foster minstrelsy and allusively creepy, childlike lyrics, like a slightly less grim Lee Feldman

4/17-19 the Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn Heights, lineup tba

4/18, 2 PM celebrated organist Delbert Disselhorst plays a program TBA at Grace Church, 802 Broadway north of 11th St., $20

4/18, 4 PM Robert McKay and Jennifer Rau star in a multimedia performance of “liberation imagery in the early American consciousness which comes to life through works by William Billings (1746 – 1800), Stephen Jenks (1772 – 1856), early spirituals and Shaker hymns performed with historical texts selected from abolitionist writings and slave and suffragette narratives, including selections from Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave” at the Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. in the financial district, $35/$20 stud/srs

4/18, 8 PM final night of this year’s MATA Festival features Talea Ensemble playing adventurous works by Anna Clyne and otheres at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud

4/18 Australian sensation the Cat Empire – quirky, latin-and-ska-inflected and great fun organic stoner dance grooves – at the at Webster Hall, 9 PM $25

4/18 one of the year’s best rock doublebills: scorchingly lyrical, politically-fueled two-guitar anthemic punk/circus rock band the Brooklyn What followed by the similarly lyrically-driven, savagely political, hard-hitting Alabama populist rockers Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires at the Knitting Factory

4/19, 9 PM eclectic chanteuse Mavis Swan Poole’s oldschool psychedelic soul/funk band Soul Understated at BAM Cafe

4/20, 7:30 PM pianist Paul Barnes performs a Lukas Floyd world premiere plus new works by Jason Bahr and Zack Stanton followed by the festival debut of Miho Hazama’s m_unit jazz ensemble joined by saxophonist Steve Wilson playing world premieres by Hazama, Scott Ninmer and Chris Reza at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix req.

4/20, 10 PM this era’s default 4/20 party band, roots reggae vets John Brown’s Body at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

4/21, 7 PM Kotorino cellist Patricia Santos plays her own intriguing, catchy, terse songs at the Dead Poet , 450 Amsterdam Ave (81/82), free

4/21, 7:30 PM the New York Composers Circle chamber ensemble plays the world premieres of Susan J. Fischer’s Intermezzo, for oboe, violin, cello, and piano; Peri Mauer’s Journey, for oboe; Gayther Myers’s The Workday, for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and piano; Max Giteck Duykers’s Dark Body, for flute, violin, cello, and piano; David Picton’s Turning Leaves for Sandy, for oboe and guitar; Eugene Marlow’s Trois Chansons pour une Poetesse, for flute and alto flute; and Richard Brooks’s Into the Twilight, for flute, bassoon, violin, viola and piano plus Orlando Legname’s Vortici D’etere, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, in its New York premiere at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $20 sugg don

4/21-25, 8/10:30 PM elegant, tuneful third-stream pianist Michel Camilo‘s 3+3 (piano trio plus horns) at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

4/22, 7 PM Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands’ virtuoso fiddling traditions represented by Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson at Symphony Space, $30

4/22-26 the Vijay Iyer Trio play their cutting-edge piano jazz sounds, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard,  $25

4/22, 8 PM the New Orleans’ eclectic, funky stoner brass band the Dirty Bourbon River Show at Brooklyn Bowl

4/22, 9 PM Plates of Cake, who mash up 70s stadium bombast, early Pixies snarl and bite and a late 80s/early 90s retro glam vibe – followed by groovealicious Philly psychedelic soul band Needle Points at Arlene’s, $8

4/23, 7 PM high-voltage Puerto Rican pre-salsa revivalists Plena Libre at the Hostos Center for the Arts, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th St., $20/$10 stud

4/23, 7:30 PM the JACK Quartet play Missy Mazzoli’s Death Valley Junction and John Zorn’s The Alchemist plus works by Caroline Shaw, Jason Eckardt and Crawford Seeger at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised.

4/23, 7:30 PM otherworldly all-female choral quartet Anonymous 4 – on their final tour with Americana music maven Bruce Molsky – at the great hall at Cooper Union, $25 gen adm

4/23, 8 PM Ensemble Signal with Lauren Radnofsky, cello and Adrián Sandí, clarinet play an Anna Clyne retrospective at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail.

4/23, 8 PM cellist Alisa Weilerstein with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Pablo Heras-Casado playing Shostakovich’s riveting Cello Concerto No. 2 at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

4/23, 11 PM awesome Ethiopiques band Lions at the small room at the Rockwood. 4/30 they’re at Barbes at 10

4/24, 7:30 PM charmingly jaunty French jazz chanteuse Cyrille Aimee and band at the Lynch Theatre at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St. (10/11), free

4/24 intense, fearless Romany/Balkan chaunteuse Eva Salina with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan and cimbalom