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Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for July and August 2018

Daily updates – if you go out a lot, it couldn’t hurt to bookmark this page.

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!

Puppeteer Basil Twist’s disorienting, phantasmagorical Symphonie Fantastique, with pianist Christopher O’Riley playing a score by Berlioz, “takes place in the most unlikely of places – a 1,000-gallon water tank, in which five unseen puppeteers swirl countless pieces of fabrics, feathers, fishing lures, flashlights, glitter, dyes, plastic, vinyl and bubbles in all shapes and sizes, creating a dream-like world of imagination and surreal storytelling,” at Here, 145 6th Ave. south of Spring, $35, through July 15, Tuesday–Saturday at 8:30 PM; Saturday and Sunday at 4. Click the link above for dates which continue through 9/2. 

7/18-29, 8 PM the International Keyboard Festival features a whole slew of top-tier piano talent playing classical repertoire from standard to obscure at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave at 68th St. Most concerts are $20/$10 stud/srs. Too many acts to mention, the full lineup is here

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

Tuesdays in July, 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 July, 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

Thursdays at 8 in July 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

Free classical concerts on Saturdays at 4 PM in July 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.

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 July, 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.

Sundays at 5 PM in July, the irrepressible Eleonore Biezunski – arguably the most eclectic violinist in klezmer music – leads a series of groups at Barbes 

Sundays in July, 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.

7/1, 2 PM the Ebony Hillbillies – NYC’s only African-American bluegrass and oldtimey string band – at the Discovery Center in Central Park, 110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Ave

7/1, 2PM-ish punk/rockabilly band the Screaming Rebel Angels at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaways

7/1, 4 PM elegantly angst-fueled, individualistic torchsong/parlor pop piano chanteuse Jeanne Marie Boes followed by darkly torchy southwestern gothic/Europolitan songwriter/guitarist Miwa Gemini at LIC Bar

7/1, 5 PM all-female merengue tipica band Cocomama at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, C to 163rd St.

7/1, 5 PM intriguingly lyrical chamber-pop band Paper Citizen followed at 6 by cleverly lyrical, edgily funny, spine-tingling powerpop/acoustic rock singer Tamara Hey and then eventually at midnight by guitarslinger Mallory Feuer’s fiery power trio the Grasping Straws – sort of a mashup of Patti Smith and Hole’s first album – at the small room at the Rockwood

7/1, 5 PM spellbinding vocal quartet Monteverdi & Bartók – Deborah Carmichael, Kinga Cserjési, Marisa Michelson and Sara Serpa – join forces with a chamber ensemble and the Choral Society of the Hamptons to find unexpected connections between the two composers at Hungarian House, 213 E 82nd St., $10 adv tix rec

7/1, 6 PM Ben Goldberg on clarinet dueling it out with drummer Gerald Cleaver followed by  the magically improvisational trio of Josh Sinton on baritone sax, Todd Neufeld on guitar and Giacomo Merega on bass at Downtown Music Gallery

7/1, 7 PM dark latin/Russian ska/tropicalia/dub band Karikatura at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

7/1, 8/9:30 PM an amazing duo collaboration: lyrical pianist Geoffrey Keezer with similarly brilliant trumpeter Ingrid Jensen at Mezzrow, $20. Then Keezer is with Steve Wilson on drums the following night, 7/2 and with Donny McCaslin on tenor on 7/5.

7/1, 9 PM oldschool-style high plains C&W singer Hope Debates & North 40 at Skinny Dennis. She’s also at Bar Chord on 7/18 at 9.

7/1, 9 PM lush, hypnotic slowcore/postrockers Bing & Ruth at National Sawdust, $20 adv tix rec

7/1, 10 PM incendiary, politically fearless postrock-soulpunk-soundtrack band Algiers at Elsewhere, $20

7/1, 10:30 PM catchy soul-jazz trombonist David Gibson leads his quintet at Smalls

7/2, 6 PM terse, hypnotic Indian classical acoustic guitarist Camila Celin at the Fat Cat

7/2, 7 PM Bodega – a female-fronted update on the Gang of 4 – at Rough Trade, free 

7/2, 7 PM bassists Tom Shad and Jair-Rohm Parker Wells improvise with purposefully brilliant violinist Concetta Abbate), then Abbate plays solo at 8 followed at 9 by singers Lauren Lee and Andrea Wolper at Silvana

7/2, 7 PM novelist Simeon Marsalis and pianist Chris Pattishall explore grim themes of mortality at Joe’s Pub, $20. Followed at 9:30 (separate $20 adm) by carnivalesque loopmusic maven Sxip Shirey  – a one-man New Orleans funeral parade 

7/2, 8 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Fulton St. at Washington. They’re also at Troost  on 7/4at 9:30 and on 7/19 at 8:30 at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street (just off of 37th Ave), Jackson Heights

7/2, 8 PM adventurous, noir-inspired theremin virtuoso Carolina Eyck with crooner Theo Bleckmann at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

7/3, 7:30 PM pianist Michael Reisman plays Philip Glass’ original score to a screening of the remake of Dracula at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

7/2, 9:30 PM Dilemastronauta Y Los Sabrosos Cosmicos with members of M.A.K.U and Combo Chimbita play space cumbia at Barbes

7/3, 10:30 PM cleverly lyrical, murderously witty murder ballad/chamber pop allstars Charming Disaster at Pete’s

7/4, 7:30 PM the Mambo Legends Orchestra play the Tito Puente classics they played with him 40 years ago at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 adv tix rec

7/4, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

7/5, noon hypnotic, pulsing, sousaphone-driven Guadelupian/New Orleans band Delgres at Metroteck Park in downtown Brooklyn. They’re at the Lincoln Center Atrium that same night at around 8. 

7/5, 5ish powerhouse Malian chanteuse Oumou Sangare and band at Central Park Summerstage

7/5, 6 PM hot 20s swing from the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn under the Manhattan Bridge archway, go south from the  York St. subway and follow the sound

7/5, 7 PM mesmerizing Malian duskcore band Songhoy Blues at Wagner Park on the water northwest of Battery Park. 7/7, 3 PM they’re at Union Pool, free 

7/5, 7 PM tastefully guitar-fueled Rocky Mountain badlands blues band Blue Moon Marquee at Terra Blues, $10 

7/5, 8 PM klezmer-jazz piano icon Anthony Coleman’s duo with drummer Brian Chase at Arete Gallery, $10

7/5, 8 PM purposeful, uneasy, ferociously smart guitarist Sean Moran’s Sun Tiger trio with cellist Hank Roberts and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza at  at Barbes

7/5, 9 PM volcanically tuneful noise-punk band the Skull Practitioners – led by Jason Victor from Steve Wynn’s similarly incendiary band – at Coney Island Baby, $12

7/5, 9:15 PM epic female-fronted Indian carnatic gothic/slowcore band Sita Virgin at the big room at the Rockwood 

7/5, 10 PM rockabilly songstress Suzette Sundae & the Love Lifes with her killer retro band at Skinny Dennis

7/5, 10 PM the great unsung hero of darkly purposeful, noir-tinged jazz guitar, Saul Rubin leading his Zebtet at the Fat Cat. They’re also here on 7/10 at 7.

7/6, 7 PM Jerry Drake and the Front Page Big Band play classic 30s swing at the Knockdown Center, $10

7/6, 7:30 PM Naomi & Her Handsome Devils play the devil’s music, a.k.a. hot 20s swing at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 adv tix rec

 7/6, 8 PM epic, cinematic Indian violin-fueled art-rock themes with Rini and her explosive band  at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

7/6, 8ish tersely imagistic folk noir and rainy-day 4AD sounds with Jaye Bartell at Wonders of Nature, $10

7/6, 8 PM pyrotechnic Balkan multi-reedman Greg Squared‘s Great (and ever-expanding) Circle followed by horn-driven psychedelic band Los Cumpleanos at Barbes. Los Cumples (we can call them that, right?) are also there on 7/9 at 9:30ish

7/6, 8 PM accordionist TC Costello plays “mafia punk” followed at 9 by reputedly high-energy Americana string band the Psychobillys at the Way Station 

7/6, 8/9:30 PM the smoky, torchy Harry Allen (tenor sax), Rossano Sportiello (piano), Joel Forbes (bass) at Mezzrow, $20 at the bar

7/6-7, 8:30 PM fiery Middle Eastern guitarist Eyal Maoz at the Stone at the New School

7/6, 9 PM edgy, glam-inflected girlpunk band Damsel at Pete’s 

7/6, 9 PM high-voltage oldtimey barrelhouse swing group the 4th St. Nite Owlsat FM Jersey City $7

7/6, 9 PM quirky, smartly lyrical female-fronted avant cello-rock with the Icebergs at Otto’s

7/6, 9ish haunting Romany/Balkan music reinventor Eva Salina with whirlwind accordionist Peter Stan at the Owl

7/6, 10 PM drummer Dan Pugach leads his inventive nonet with powerful belter Nicole Zuraitis on the mic at 55 Bar

7/6, 10:30 PM catchy Booker T-esque soul jazz with the David Gibson/Jared Gold Hammond B3 organ band at the Fat Cat

7/6, 11 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers at at the small room at the Rockwood

7/7, 1/3 PM avant garde guitar quartet Dither play works of Eve Beglarian, Josh Lopes, Lisa Renée Coons, Gyan Riley, James Moore & Taylor Levine at Colonels Row on Governors Island, free

7/7, 1 PM majestic, darkly cinematic surf band the TarantinosNYC at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaways. 7/14 at 10 they’re at Sidewalk 

7/7, 5 PM atmospheric, cinematic drummer/composer Tim Kuhl – sort of a more straightforwardly trippy version of John Hollenbeck – at Pete’s

7/7, 6 PM surreal, intense klezmer/oldtime gospel guy/girl duo Book of J  followed eventually at 10 by epic ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

7/7, 6ish golden age hip-hop legends EPMD at Springfield Park, 147th and Springfield Blvds at the far edge of Queens

7/7, 7:30 PM Heybale play honkytonk and western swing at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 adv tix rec

7/7, 7 PM intense, fearlessly relevant Middle Eastern clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and similarly dark guitarist  Erdem Helvacioglu play the album release show for their stormy, hauntingly nebulous new war-themed album Dictatorial at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec.

7/7, 7/9 PM tenor saxophonist Tom Scott and the Rich Shemaria Big Band at the NYU Provincetown Playhouse on Washington Square West, free

7/7, 8  PM Iranian pianist, violinist and singer Saman Samadi’s Apām Napāt trio with clarinetist and saxophonist Blaise Siwula, and buchla player Hans Tammen at Scholes St. Studios

7/7, 8 PM the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn – basically Spanking Charlene playing melancholy acoustic classics – at Sidewalk

7/7, 8 PM the Duchess vocal trio – Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou – salute the great 30s swing girl groups at the bandshell at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard at Oxford, Manhattan Beach, shortest ride is the Q to Brighton Beach, transfer to the B1 bus if you’d rather not take a leisurely 15-minute walk

7/7 Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 with mysterious Connecticut band Renegade Lounge, at 10 guitar mastermind Mike Rosado’s volcanic, pounding Dick Dale-influenced 9th Wave, at 11 jangly New York original surf rock cult heroes the Supertones and at midnight metalish Providence band the Infra-Men

7/7, 10 PM inscrutable, tropically-tinged psychedelic singer/bandleader Renata Ziegeur at the Owl

7/7, 10 PM Nashville gothic band Karen & the Sorrows at C’Mon Everybody, $13

7/8, 5 PM violinist Eleonore Biezunski’s Lyutbshe sing women’s Yiddish folksongs with Lauren Brody, accordion followed at 9 by the Gonzalo Bergara Trio playing Romany guitar swing at Barbes 

7/8, 6 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at 55 Bar

7/8, 6ish in reverse order: newschool lovers rock crooner Kabaka Pyramid, the surprisingly vital version of what’s left of popular 70s roots reggae band Third World and ubiquitous loverman Barrington Levy at the Amphitheater at Coney Island, 3052 West 21st St., free, prepare to be treated like a criminal at the entry gates since this is a corporate venue

7/8, 7 PM Super Yamba play their bracingly psychedelic Afrobeat jams at Pier One on the upper west

7/8, 7 PM pianist Jose Menor plays Messiaen’s “Vingt Regards” in its entirety at Spectrum

7/8, 7 PM magical microtonal violinist Sarah Bernstein plays Ornette Coleman works solo at Downtown Music Gallery

7/8, 7:30 PM noir-inspired alto saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads his group at Smalls

7/8, 8 PM the New Juilliard Ensemble play works by Shin-ichirō Ikebe, Philip Cashian, and James Primrosch in MOMA’s Sculpture Garden, free w/museum adm

7/8, 8ish haunting, purposeful viola improvisations with Jessica Pavone at Troost

7/8, 8 PM excellent, rippling John Fahey-esque fingerstyle acoustic guitarist Marisa Anderson followed by darkly vivid acoustic rock songwriter Tara Jane O’Neil at Union Pool, $15 

7/8, 9 PM the uneasily cinematic art-rock Pi PowerTrio  – film composer and former Raybeat Pat Irwin (guitar, electronics), Sasha Dobson (drums, vocals) and Daria Grace (bass, vocals) at the Treehouse at 2A

7/7, 8:30 PM sharply lyrical southwestern gothic/Americana songwriter Tom Shaner at Bowery Electric, $10

7/9, 7 PM tuneful postbop pianist Jim Ridl leads his group from behind the Rhodes followed at 10 by intense, brooding Turkish jazz pianist Burak Bedikyan’s trio at 55 Bar

7/9, 7 PM soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom with Mark Helias, bass; Bobby Previte, drums at the NYU Provincetown Playhouse on Washington Square West, free

7/9, 9 PM the Trump Beatles – who do hilarious political satire set to classic Fab Four tunes –  deep in Republican Bushwick at Pine Box Rock Shop

7/10, 7 PM the extraordinary Ahreum Han plays a program TBA on the organ at Riverside Church, $20/$15 stud/srs

7/10, 7 PM the Dave Pietro Group with Mike Rodriguez, trumpet; Gary Versace, piano; Matt Clohesy, bass; Johnathan Blake, drums at the NYU Provincetown Playhouse on Washington Square West, free, wow

7/10, 7 PM eclectic, hard-hitting, lyrical composer/tenor saxophonist Stan Killian  at 55 Bar

7/10, 7:30 PM wild newschool Puerto Rican salsa dura big band Orquesta El Macabeo at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 adv tix rec

7/10, 7:30 PM A Far Cry play Divertimento in F – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Symphony No. 3 – Philip Glass; Divertimento for String Orchestra – Bartók at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, get there early if you want a seat.

7/10, 8 PM oldschool Cuban mambo jazz with Orquesta Akokán at National Sawdust, $20 adv tid rec

 7/10-14, 8:30 PM purposefully atmospheric guitarist Gyan Riley  leads a series of ensembles at the Stone at the New School,$20

7/10-15, 8:30/10:30 PM state-of-the-art postbop guitarist Russell Malone leads his quintet at the Vanguard, $30

7/10, 10 PM bass saxophonist Stefan Zeniuk’s punk mambo band the NY Fowl Harmonic followed by dark art-rocker and ex-Nanuchka bandleader/bassist Yula & the Extended Family at Hank’s

7/10, 10:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy leads his quintet at Smalls

7/11, 5 PM the mighty all-female Resistance Revival Chorus sing epic, inspiring populist gospel tunes and anti-trumpie broadsides at Elsewhere, $15

7/11, 6 PM eclectic pan-latin singer Sofia Tosello’s starkly rhythmic Chuño play the album release show for their new one at the Argentinian Consulate, 12 W 56th St, free, reception to follow. Their most recent show at Barbes was gorgeously spare and lyrical.

7/11, 6 PM flamenco duo Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández on Bwy betw 42/43

7/11, 7 PM abrasively tasty, growling postrock crew Grex – who do a twisted, iconoclastically noisy version of Coltrane’s A Love Supreme – at Holo, $10. 7/12 at 10:30 PM they’re at Pine Box Rock Shop followed by imaginative bassist Shayna Dunkelman leading a trio with Lim Yan and Grey McMurray 

7/11, 7 PM soaringly explosive jazz composer/torch singer Nicole Zuraitis and her band at Birdland, free w/rsvp 

7/11, 7:30 PM dazzlingly eclectic purist jazz singer Brianna Thomas and her  Band at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 adv tix rec

7/11, 8 PM intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay at Barbes

7/11, 8 PM stoner 70s Murder City style rockers Sun Voyager at St Vitus, $10

7/11, 8:30ish golden age hip-hop meets the new school: the album release show for 38 SPESH & Kool G Rap’s new one “Son of G Rap” featuring guest appearances from NORE, Anthony Hamilton, Cormega, AZ, and many more at Drom, $20. It’s 38 Spesh’s NYC debut show too.

7/11, 9 PM 20s hot jazz revivalists Cait and the Critters at Radegast Hall. They’re also there on 7/29 at 7.

7/12, 6 PM a rare return gig by upbeat original ska band the Brown Rice Family under the Manhattan Bridge archway, go south from the  York St. subway and follow the sound

7/12, 6:30 PM feral tenor saxophonist Eric Wyatt and band at Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd in Queens, free

7/12, drinks at 6:30 PM, show at 7, brooding Finnish jazz pianist and composer Anni Koski at Scandinavia House, $15

7/12, 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 – covers Talking Heads, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Michael Hurley, Hoagy Carmichael, John Lennon, Nina Simone, Johnny Mercer, Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Neil Young, Harry Nilsson, Leonard Cohen, Tom Petty, Screaming Jay Hawkins at Pangea. What’s missing from this list? THE EAGLES. No joke. Ok, it’s a joke but you have to hear her Hotel California. 

7/12, 7 PM oldschool-style, accordion-fueled vallenato punks Very Be Careful and  alternately rustic and techy tropicalians Systema Solar at Queensbridge Park, 41st Ave and Vernon Blvd in Queens, F to 21st St. and walk to the water

7/12, 7 PM darkly lyrical Americana rock bandleader Nora Jane Struthers at Joe’s Pub, $15

7/12, 7 PM soaringly explosive jazz composer/torch singer Nicole Zuraitis salutes a hundred years of women songwriters at 55 Bar

7/12, 7:30/9:30 PM drummer JK Kim leads a smoldering quartet including Chris McCarthy  – piano and Noah Preminger – tenor sax at the Jazz Gallery, $15

7/12, 7:30 PM the 12-piece oldschool Afro-Cuban salsa group Orquesta Akokán at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 adv tix rec

7/12, 8ish feral female-fronted psychedelic cumbia/Afrobeat allstars Combo Chimbita and iconic second-wave Afrobeat band Antibalas at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/12, 8 PM plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies followed at 10 by eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts at Barbes

7/12, 8 PM intense bassist Brandon Lopez is joined by saxophonist Steve Baczkowski in a duet that ostensibly “tests the limits of the musicians’ endurance” at Roulette, $15 adv tix rec

7/12, 10 PM a twinbill of two of Brooklyn’s best, most enigmatically tuneful, psychedelically abstract rock bands, Gold Dime and Parlor Walls at Union Pool, $12

7/13, 6 PM elegantly angst-fueled, individualistic torchsong/parlor pop piano chanteuse Jeanne Marie Boes followed by soul/gospel belter (and Lenny Molotov collaborator) Queen Esther at the American Folk Art Museum

7/13, 6 PM crystalline-voiced, noir-tinged third-stream jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter and her band at 55 Bar

7/13, 7 PM Afropop dancefloor guy Sinkane’s Caparundi – envisioning a magical and colorful place where Africa, North America, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean blend together – at National Sawdust, $20

7/13, 7:30 PM edgy, punk-inspired female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix at Coney Island Baby, $12

7/13, 7:30ish cumbia rapper Ana Tijoux‘s Roja y Negro and Spanish hip-hop artist Mala Rodriguez at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/13, 8:30 PM terse, anthemic dark folk/Americana songwriter Lara Taubman at Sidewalk 

7/13, 8 PM Renee Goust – best known for her sarcastic feminist anthem “La Cumbia Feminazi” followed at 9:30 by similarly edgy oldschool-style cumbia band Elena & Los Fulanos and then at 11 by Rana Santacruz – the Mexican Shane MacGowan, but without the booze if you can imagine that – at Barbes 

7/13, 8 PM electroacoustic composer Julia Santoli’s premieres her new project Burning Body of Love with bassist Zach Rowden, staged within a sculptural landscape at Issue Project Room, $10 sug don

7/13. 8;30 PM Innov Gnawa‘s irrepressible Samir Langus leads his psychedelic gnawa-rock band at Bar Lunatico

7/13, 9ish edgy, playful improvisation with Jessica Pavone (viola) and Nick Podgurski (synthesizer) at the Owl

7/13, 10 PM early zeros Lower East Side folk-rock icons the Kennedys at the Jalopy, $10

 7/13. 10:30 PM Greg Lewis’ brilliant Organ Monk Trio at the Fat Cat, no joke

]7/13, 11 PM scampering, irrepressibly fun girlpunks Sharkmuffin at Brooklyn Bazaar, $12

7/14, 2ish lo-fi British female-fronted janglerock band Girl Ray at Union Pool, free 

7/14, 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 surreal, intense klezmer/oldtime gospel guy/girl duo Book of J, at 8 by Gato Loco’s Stefan Zeniuk’s Green Mambo band and at 10 by wild psychedelic cumbia/tropicalia/dub band Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta at Barbes

7/14, 5ish pensively lyrical, politically fearless Uruguayan folk-jazz singer Jorge Drexler at Central Park Summerstage

7/14, 7:30 PM Malian griots Trio Da Kali and new music icons Kronos Quartet at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/14, 7:30 PM the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra play their 14th annual tribute to Illinois Jacquet at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 adv tix rec

7/14, 7:30 PM eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leads his tango-inspired Big Band at the Jazz Gallery $25

7/14, 8 PM wildly eclectic, female-fronted, politically fearless Mexican dance-rock band La Santa Cecilia at SOB’s, $25

7/14, 8 PM Professor Cunningham & His Old School play New Orleans sounds at the bandshell at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard at Oxford, Manhattan Beach, shortest ride is the Q to Brighton Beach, transfer to the B1 bus if you’d rather not take a leisurely 15-minute walk

7/14, 8:30 PM charismatic No Ice soul-rock frontman Jamie Frey and hilarious acoustic punk Mickey PG & the Overshare doing their first NYC show in seven years at Freddy’s

7/14, 8:30 PM guitarist Yuri Juarez’s slinky Afroperuano group at Bar Lunatico

7/14, 9 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Bar Chord. 7/27-28 at 8 he’s at 68 Jay St. Bar and 7/29 at 9 PM he’s at Skinny Dennis

7/14, 10:30 PM CBs style female-fronted punks the Carvels NYC  followed by hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes at Hank’s, $8

7/14, 11 PM antifascist oi punks Permanent Revolution at the Cobra Club, $tba 

7/15, starting at 10 AM the annual Smith St. Provence Festival, bands TBA on Smith St. going south from Atlantic Ave in Cobble Hill

7/15 noon-5 PM the annual Bastille Day festival on 60th St between Lexington and 5th Ave. Brooklyn’s original punk Balkan horn group Hungry March Band march from the Park Ave stage a little before 3; at 3 sharp,  fiery, angst-fueled French art-rockers La Jarry – dead ringers for Noir Desir – play the Park Ave. stage 

7/15 2 PM creepy Americana hellraiser duo the Tall Pines  at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaways

7/15, 5 PM violinist Eleonore Biezunski’s Ephemeral Birds play “songs of the passing time” with Ilya Shneyveys, accordion + guests followed at 7 PM by Los Aliens playing spacious cumbia-influenced keyboard-based jazz followed at 9:30  by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

7/15, 7 PM fearlessly political latin Caribbean rock band Galipote at Pier One on the upper west

7/15, 8 PM intricately orchestrated, low register-loving psycho mambo crew Gato Loco  at the Gallow Green bar on the roof of the McKittrick Hotel, 530 W 27th St. 

7/15, 8 PM trumpeter James Rodriguez leads his quintet in MOMA’s Sculpture Garden, free w/museum adm

7/15, 8:30 PM hauntingly smoky noir cabaret chanteuse Little Annie with this era’s most brilliant rock pianist and organist, Botanica’s Paul Wallfisch at Pangea $15. They’re also here on 7/19

7/15, 9 PM noisy, hazily jangly, psychedelic slowcore/free jazz/avant instrumentalists Sunwatchers followed by paint-peeling noise group Crazy Doberman at Secret Project Robot 

7/16, 8 PM violin quartet the Modern Violin Ensemble play politically-charged works by Jordan Nelson, Evan Chambers, Daniel Wohl, and Jessica Meyer at Arete Gallery, $20 includes wine 

7/16, 9:30 PM ex-Chicha Libre keyboard sorcerer Josh Camp’s wryly psychedelic cumbia/tropicalia/dub band Locobeach at Barbes

7/16, midnight torchy, clever retro Americana singer/guitarist Emily Julia Kresky at the small room at the Rockwood 

7/17, 7 PM New York’s most charismatic, darkly compelling lyrical songwriter/storyteller/keyboard genius Rachelle Garniez at Pangea

7/17, 7 PM popular bluegrass touring band Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

7/17, 7 PM the Mead Mountain Resonators play oldschool bluegrass at the small room at the Rockwood 

7/17-18. 7:30/9:30 PM the haunting, smokily atmospheric Michael Leonhart Orchestra with Nels Cline on guitar at the Jazz Standard, $30

7/17, 7:30 PM Plinth with the magical, microtonal Sarah Bernstein on violin, the similarly acerbic Sean Moran on guitar and Brian Adler on drums at Wonders of Nature, $10

7/17,  7:30 PM popular indie classical orchestra the Knights play Within Her Arms – Anna Clyne; Armenian Folk Songs – Komitas; Idyll – Janáček and Hungarian Dances – Brahms at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, get there early if you want a seat

7/17, 8 PM bewitching noir Americana chanteuse Eilen Jewell and her amazing band at the Bell House, $20 gen adm

7/17-22, 8:30/10 PM the acidically delicious Thumbscrew with guitarist Mary Halvorson, drummer Tomas Fujiwara and bassist Michael Formanek at the Vanguard

7/17, 10:30 PM pensive, thoughtful Caribbean/Canadian banjoist/songwriter Kaia Kater at Pete’s. Last time she was at Lincoln Center. What happened?

7/18, noon percussive, trance-inducing, bitingly tuneful, Middle Etstern-tinged female-fronted jamband SisterMonk at the triangle at 66th St. and Broadway

7/18, 5:30 PM Brave Combo – the world’s most paradigm-shifting polka band – at Bryant Park

7/18, 6 PM cellist Gjilberta Lucaj’s Piazzolla Trio play nuevo tango classics on Bwy betw 42/43

7/18, 7 PM live music from CASYM Steel Orchestra, Radamiz, and Chris Wattz followed by Khalik Allah’s populist new documentary about working class women in Jamaica,  Black Mother, at Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, N/W to Broadway, free

7/18, 7 PM “the entire history of Yiddish theater, from the sublime to the appalling, in 83 New York minutes… you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll sing, you’ll get nauseous,” with Allen Lewis Rickman, Yelena Shmulenson, and Steve Sterner, who describe themselves as being “of the younger generation of Yiddish theater veterans, i.e., under eighty.” at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St., $15 

7/18, 7:30 PM in reverse order at Drom: explosive, creepy, colorful psychedelic rembetiko metal band Greek Judas playing the album release show for their new one, intricately orchestrated, low register-loving psycho mambo crew Gato Loco & the phenomenal Mavrothi Kontanis on oud, $10 adv tix rec. Greek Judas are also at Hank’s on 7/26 at around 9

7/18-19, 7 PM Lesley Karsten and Stephen Wadsworth’s bio-concert That’s Not Tango—Astor Piazzolla, A Life in Music at Subculture, Bleecker at Lafayette, $25 adv tix rec

7/18, 8 PM catchy psychedelic pop band the Magic Numbers at the Mercury, $20. Followed at 11 (separate $12 adv tix adm) by melancholy Americana harmony band the Cut Worms 

7/18, 11 PM explosively theatrical, phantasmagorical indie/metal trio A Deer A Horse at Trans-Pecos, $10

7/18, midnight the Electric Mud play their anthemic mix of bluesy psychedelia, stadium rock and 60s Dylan at the small room at the Rockwood 

7/19, noon trippy, darkly cinematic Afrobeat psychedelia with Jupiter & Okwessat Metroteck Park in downtown Brooklyn 

7/19, half past noon the self-explanatory, elegant Gypsy Jazz Caravan at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave/10th St

7/19, 6ish golden age hip-hop legends EPMD for free at Chambers Plaza in Newark

7/19, drinks at 6:30 PM, show at 7 flugelhornist Oskar Stenmark and his Quartet improvise on the ancient, desolate Swedish sounds at Scandinavia House $15

7/19, 7 PM eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo‘s Trio followed by the Quartetto Tommasini playing their edgy string tango jazz at the Mercury, $12. Followed at 11 (separate $12 adv tix adm) by post-Stooges garage-psych band Acid Dad

7/19, 7:30 PM otherworldly, kinetic Afro-Colombian legends Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

7/19, 7:30 PM scruffy, tuneful girlpunks Sharkmuffin play a short set before a free screening of the film Donnnie Darko in McCarren Park in Williamsburg, screen and stage are off Bedford Ave around N 12th/13th Sts.

7/19, boarding at 7:30 PM at the heliport at the FDR and 23rd St, sailing at 8 lavish oldschool style New Orleans funk/soul orchestra bandleader Brother Joscephus plays the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Lucile, $30 adv tix rec

7/19, 8 PM savagely relevant, smart political hip-hop with stoner support: Slum Village & Dead Prez w/ special guests Kool Keith & Prince Paul at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec

7/19, 8 PM eclectic Romany and Indian-inspired jazz accordionist Will Holshouser at Barbes

7/19, 8 PM feral psychedelic guitarslinger Debra Devi and her power trio  at Coney Island Baby, $12

7/20, 5:30 PM brilliant fingerstyle guitarist/dark Americana songwriter Shawna Caspi at the American Folk Art Museum

7/20-21, 6 PM surviving members of legendary avant garde collective the Sonic Arts Union and its founding members: David Behrman, Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma – with their acolytes at Issue Project Room, $25/$15 stud/srs

7/20, 7 PM high-voltage steampunk duo Frenchy & the Punk at Bowery Electric, $10

7/20, 7 PM luminous singer Deborah Karpel’s bittersweetly triumphant klezmer-influenced one-woman show The Midwood Miracle traces her career from a jaded Eastern Seaboard adolescence to her triumphant discovery of her grandfather’s Brooklyn klezmer music at Pangea, $20

 7/20, 7:30 PM kinetic chamber-rock dance band My Brightest Diamond and cutting-edge sitarist Anoushka Shankar at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/20, 8 PM reverb guitar heaven: Crampsy ghoul-surf/noir garage band Twin Guns at Brooklyn Bazaar, $12

7/20. 8 PM rustic Brazilian jungle guitar-and-accordion sounds with Regional de NY followed at 10 by psychedelic salsa bandleader Zemog El Galle Bueno at Barbes

7/20, 8 PM cumbia jazz accordionist/crooner Gregorio Uribe leads an all-star Colombian expat band celebrating his home country’s independence day at Drom, $20 adv tix rec

7/20, 9ish exotic vibraphone-driven surf rock instrumentalists the Vibro-jets at Troost

7/20, 10 PM intense frontwoman Hannah Fairchild’s searingly lyrical punk/art-rock/noir cabaret group Hannah vs. the Many – NYC’s best power trio – at Arlene’s, $10

7/20. 11 PM the darkly eclectic, enigmatic Lorraine Leckie  – equally adept at Slavic and Americana noir and dark cabaret –  followed by guitarslinger Mallory Feuer’s fiery power trio the Grasping Straws at Sidewalk

7/21, 3 PM legendary 60s Britfolk singer Bridget St. John and her band outdoors at Union Pool, free

7/21, 5ish high-voltage psychedelic cumbia/Afrobeat jamband MAKU Soundsystem followed by fearlessly populist LA folk-punks Las Cafeteras at Corporal Thompson Park, Broadway between Markham Rd. and Wayne St., Staten Island

7/21, 5 PM catchy, restless female-fronted Americana/newgrass anthem band Kaylor Otwell & the Tin Cans at the small room at the Rockwood

7/21, 5 PM haunting jazz pedal steel virtuoso Susan Alcorn and noisy, hazily jangly, psychedelic slowcore/free jazz/avant instrumentalists Sunwatchers at Trans-Pecos, $12

7/21, 5 PM short sets by moodily lyrical, politically savvy Irish folk-rocker Niall Connolly  followed by edgy, carnivalesque Americana/gutter blues band Fife & Drom at the American Folk Art Museum, free

7/21, 6 PM surreal, intense klezmer/oldtime gospel guy/girl duo Book of J playing Piedmont blues followed at 8 by eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leading his Tango Quartet at Barbes

7/21, 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

7/21, 7:30 PM theremin-fronted, cinematic Mexican psychedelic band Sonido Gallo Negro followed by Wordless Music Orchestra playing a live score to the Mexican fireworks festival documentary Brimstone & Glory at Prospect Park Bandshell 

7/21. 8 PM trumpeter Jumaane Smith plays Louis Jordan-style jump blues at the bandshell at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard at Oxford, Manhattan Beach, shortest ride is the Q to Brighton Beach, transfer to the B1 bus if you’d rather not take a leisurely 15-minute walk

7/21, 8:30 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at Bar Lunatico

7/21, 10 PM Hawaiian band the Lambsbread blend dub and dancehall into their newschool roots reggae sound at Shrine 

7/21, 10 PM oldschool psychedelic soul/groove band Empire Beats at the Way Station

7/21, midnight what’s left of cult favorite 70s roots reggae harmony trio the Mighty Diamonds at the Mercury, $20. This might actually sell out

7/22, 2 PM upbeat original ska band the Brown Rice Family at the Discovery Center in Central Park, 110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Ave

7/22, 5 PM the irrepressible Eleonore Biezunski – arguably the most eclectic violinist in klezmer music followed at 7 PM by wildfire guitarist Brandon Seabrook leading a typically combustible trio with Daniel Levin, cello; Henry Fraser, bass and then at 9:30 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

7/22, 5 PM fiery, psychedelically bluesy oldschool soul/southern rockers Lizzie & the Makers at LIC Bar. 7/26 at 10 they’re at the Bitter End for those who don’t want to/can’t make it out to Queens.

7/22, 6 PM the Bangladeshi Institute of Performing Arts presents a two segment production highlighting Bengali songs and diasporic dances at the LIU Kumble Theatre, 1 University Plaza, downtown Brooklyn, $10/$5 stud/sr

7/22, 8 PM the Ansonia Quartet play new music for string quartet by John Woolrich, Lei Liang, Paul Desenne and  Franghiz Ali-Zadeh in MOMA’s Sculpture Garden, free w/museum adm

7/22, 8 PM trailblazing pipa goddess and singer Min Xiao-Fen’s Blue Pipa trio at Pier One on the upper west

7/22, 8 PM wryly lyrical new wave legend Ken Butler followed eventually at 10 by percussive postrock pioneers the Wharton Tiers Ensemble at Union Pool, $10

7/22, 9ish ferociously lyrical, Macbeth-inspired art-rock/psychedelic songwriter Rose Thomas Bannister and her killer new band at the Letlove Inn, 27-20 23rd Ave in Astoria, N/W to Astoria Blvd. opening for psychedelic no wave legends The Scene Is Now.

7/22, 10 PM wild, intense, frequently satirical newgrass/oldtimey hellraisers the Dustbowl Revival at Bowery Ballroom, $20 gen adm

7/22, 9 PM first-wave Vancouver punk legends DOA play their NYC stop on their 40th anniversary tour at Brooklyn Bazaar, $20

7/22, 9 PM dadaesque German krautrock legends Faust at Murmur Ballroom, the old synagogue at 17 Eastern Pkwy, Ft. Greene, 4 to Brooklyn Museum, $20 

7/22, 10 PM captivatingly enigmatic newschool soul singer Maya Sharpe at the big room at the Rockwood

7/23, 7 PM sharply lyrical, relevant, twangy Americana rock songwriter Kevin Gordon at the third stage at the Rockwood $15

7/23, 7 PM Seung-Min Lee’s “performance takes on the conflicted symbolic power of milk: As the once–booming dairy industry in New York state suffers with the steady decline of milk consumption, a new generation of Neo-Nazis takes pride in lactose tolerance, instrumentalizing the optical purity of milk as a emblem of white supremacy,” at the Kitchen, free

7/23, 8ish multidisciplinary artists Frank Malloy IV, Inaya Day, spellbinding violinist Anjna Swaminathan and Ryan Daniel Beck provide a soundtrack for the world-class choreographers and dancers of Wise Fruit in a celebration of female divinity at Hudson Terrace, 621 W 46th St., $20

7/23, 10:30 PM a good darkly theatrical parlor pop twinbill: Brenda Carsey and Miwa Gemini at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

7/24, 7 PM ferocious, psychedelic Sandcatchers lapsteel wizard Myk Freedman  followed by fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at 9 PM at Barbes

7/24, 7:30 PM the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA leads an ensemble in an epic re-score of the 1978 martial arts flick The 36th Chamber of Shaolin at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free, get there very early

7/24, 8:30 PM haunting Britfolk songstress Amanda Thorpe reunites with her old Bedsit Poets bandmate Edward Rogers at Pangea

7/24-28, 8:30 PM noir and spy-theme-inspired downtown composer Annie Gosfield at the Stone at the New School, $20. Choice pick: the 7/27 show with her string orchestra

7/24-29, 8:30/10 PM lyrical jazz piano icon Fred Hersch leads his trio at the Vanguard, $30

7/24, 8:30 PM catchy, fun guy/girl indie soul band Sunshine Nights at  at Pete’s

7/24, 9:15 PM popular North Carolina bluegrass band Town Mountain at the big room at the Rockwood, $

7/24, 10 PM  brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

7/25, noon the all-female Calliope Brass and the Williamsburg street sounds of the L Train Brass Band at the triangle at 66th St. and Broadway

7/25, 5:30 PM chamber ensemble Decoda play Ennio Morricone’s Cinema Paradiso film score, a new arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, and Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango at Bryant Park

7/25, 6 PM brilliant, soaring south Indian chanteuse Falu and her band at Madison Square Park

7/25. 6 PM the lush, cinematic postbop Jonathan Parker Octet with Chris Pattishall on piano at Muchmore’s 

7/25, 6 PM fearlessly haunting, dynamic, charismatic Romany/Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan on Bwy betw 42/43

7/25, 6:30 PM Orlando Marin, “the Last Mambo King” and his salsa combo on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library

 7/25, 7 PM Kami Thompson’s fiery, jangly Britfolk band the Rails at the Mercury, $20

7/25,  7:30/9:30 PM the Posi-Tone New Faces band with  trumpeter Josh Lawrence, vibraphonist Behn Gillece, saxophonist Roxy Coss, pianist Theo Hill, bassist Peter Brendler and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza at the Jazz Standard, $25

7/25, 8 PM a killer jangly rock twinbill: wickedly catchy Americana/paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass  and first-rate purist honkytonk crooner/bandleader Cliff Westfall at Union Hall, $10

 7/25, 9 PM ferocious, twin guitar-fueled, Radio Birdman-esque psychedelic punks the Electric Mess at Coney island Baby, $12

7/25, 9 PM hot 20s swing with trumpeter Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast Hall

7/25, 9 PM eclectically scampering oldtimey swing band the Bumper Jacksons at Hill Country

7/25, 9ish broodingly lyrical Nashville gothic band Leland Sundries  at Hank’s

7/26, noon trumpeter Terence Blanchard & the E-Collective at Metroteck Park in downtown Brooklyn

7/26, half past noon vibraphonist Mike Freeman’s ZonaVibe latin jazz project at St. Marks Park, 2nd Ave/10th St

7/26, 6 PM the band who started the NPR Tiny Desk Concert meme, Tank & the Bangas at Chambers Plaza in Newark, free

7/26, 7 PM Alynda Segarra’s edgy political-folk band Hurray for the Riff Raff at Wagner Park on the water northwest of Battery Park

7/26, 7 PM intriguing, kinetic postrock instrumentalists Hollow Engine at the Delancey 

7/26, 7:30 PM Argentine dancehall rapper Alika at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

7/26-28, 7:30/9:30 PM incisive, perennially popular jazz violinist Regina Carter leads her quintet at the Jazz Standard, $30

7/26, 8 PM darkly cinematic postrock band SomnuriKings Destroy – who blend sludge and post-Sabbath doom – and crushing doom-metal instrumentalists Bongripper playing their new album in its entirety at St. Vitus, $15. Be aware that the 7/25 show is sold out

7/26, 8 PM singer Dida Pelled salutes obscure cult favorite women songwriters including Connie Converse, Elizabeth Cotten, Molly Drake, Vashti Bunyan and Norma Tanega at Barbes

 7/26, 8 PM pianist Patrick Moraz – the only musician ever to play with both Bunny Brains and the Moody Blues  – at Iridium, $27.50

7/26, 8ish sharply lyrical Great Plains gothic folk/gospel/janglerock mother/son duo Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear at Public Arts, 215 Chrystie St. south of Houston, $15

7/27, 7 PM Honeyfingers play their Chinese-influenced “country jazz and western swing,” at National Sawdust, $20

7/27, 7:30 PM Malian griot Cheick Hamala Diabate and the world’s most popular duskcore band,Tinariwen at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/27, 7:30 PM classic Fellini film scores live with Hal Willner’s Amarcord Nino Rota at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/27-28, 8/9:30 PM brilliantly lyrical latin jazz pianist Luis Perdomo solo at Mezzrow, $20 at the bar

7/27, 8:30 PM rising Spanish stars Flamenco Joven y Jondo (Young and Deep Flamenco) at City Winery, $20 standing room avail

7/27, 10 PM ferocious heavy psychedelic cumbia band Money Chicha at Barbes

7/28, 2 PM starkly psychedelic Malian duskcore guitarist/singer Mamadou Kelly outdoors at Union Pool, free

7/28, 2 PM low-key classic roots and rocksteady sounds with the Reggay Lordsat the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaways

7/28, 3 PM Video Music Box icon Ralph McDaniels emcees an afternoon of rising star hip-hop at Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City,, free

7/28, 4 PM sizzling salsa dura band the Spanish Harlem Orchestra  at Saint Mary’s Park, St. Ann’s Ave. & 146th St. in the Bronx,2/5 to 149th St. and go south

7/28, 4 PM trippy, darkly cinematic Afrobeat psychedelia with Jupiter & Okwess and Afrobeat legacy band Femi Kuti & Positive Force at Central Park Summerstage

7/28, 6 PM surreal, intense klezmer/oldtime gospel guy/girl duo Book of J  followed at 8 by brilliantly lyrical trumpeter Ben Holmes’ Naked Lore with Kyle Sanna and Shane Shahanan and at 10 by accordionist/sitarist/singer Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock project Bombay Rickey at Barbes

7/28, 7 PM a very rare Iranian rock triplebill in reverse order: crooner Faramarz Aslani accompanied by Babak Amini, underground legends KIOSK and Brooklyn expat band Habibi at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/28, 8 PM hot 20s swing with trumpeter Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra at the bandshell at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard at Oxford, Manhattan Beach, shortest ride is the Q to Brighton Beach, transfer to the B1 bus if you’d rather not take a leisurely 15-minute walk

7/28, 9 PM thoughtful, purposeful original jazz songwriter Gracie Terzian  at Pete’s

7/28, 10 PM fiery electric bluegrass and C&W with Demolition String Band at Skinny Dennis

7/28, 10:30 PM lyrical trumpeter Tim Hagans leads a trio with Leo Genovese on piano at Smalls

7/29, 2 PM guitar/drums improvisers Elkhorn, messy lo-fi psychedelic band Garcia Peoples and psych-folk bandleader Hans Chew at Union Pool, $12, all proceeds to benefit the Freedom of the Press Foundation 

7/29, 3 PM trippy, darkly cinematic Afrobeat psychedelia with Jupiter & Okwess followed by politically fearless Afrobeat scion Femi Kuti at Central Park Summerstage

7/29, 4 PM Gran Combo bandleader Charlie Aponte and his latest salsa dura project at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx

7/29, 5 PM the irrepressible Eleonore Biezunski – arguably the most eclectic violinist in klezmer music – followed at 7 by Alfred Kpebsaane – Ghanaian Gyil xylophone, and Brittany Anjou – piano & keyboards playing Ghanaian Bewaa and Binne funeral music and at 9:30  by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

7/29, 7 PM newschool gutter blues chanteuse Lucy Dacus followed by Roger Waters guitarist Jonathan Wilson at Damrosch Park out behind Lincoln Center

7/29, 8 PM fearlessly haunting, dynamic, charismatic Romany/Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan at Pier One on the upper west

7/29, 8 PM no-bs doom metal/heavy psych band High Reeper, catchy heavy 80s style NWOBHM band Sanhedrin and ornate doom metal band Witch Mountainat St. Vitus, $15

7/29, 8 PM tuneful postbop pianist Matthew Shipp leads his trio in MOMA’s Sculpture Garden, free w/museum adm

7/29, 10 PM careening, charismatic, lyrically-fueled soul-rockers No Ice – arguably Brooklyn’s best band – at Union Pool, $10

7/30, 7:30/9:30 PM eclectic soul-jazz alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin’s Quartet plays Coltrane at Dizzy’s Club, $30

7/30-31, 8/10 PM ageless, perennially hard-hitting jazz piano sage and ex-Coltrane bandmate McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail.

7/30, 9 PM unpredictably fun, funny psychedelic art-rock band the Academy Blues Project at LIC Bar

7/30, 10ish singer Carolina Oliveros’ mighty 13-piece Afro-Colombian trance/dance choir Bulla en el Barrio at Barbes

7/31-8/1, 7:30/9:30 PM tuneful, neoromantically-tinged latin jazz pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa leads his trio at the Jazz Standard, $25

7/31, 7:30 PM the Orchestra of St. Luke’s with soprano Sherezade Panthaki and violinist Krista Bennion Feeney play Vivaldi’s Four Seasons,  Concerto for Strings in C Major and In Furore lustissimae Irae at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, get there early if you want a seat.

7/31-8/5, 8:30/10 PM intense pianist Gerald Clayton  leads a quintet with Logan Richardson on sax at the Vanguard, $30

7/31, 9 PM slashing guitarist Steve Antonakos plays slide guitar blues with his band at Bar Chord

7/31, 10 PM broodingly lyrica, bitingly eclectic Americana violinist/songwriter Amanda Shires at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

8/1, noon hauntingly kinetic Peruvian psychedelic folk band Inti & the Moon at the triangle at 66th St. and Broadway

8/1, 5:30 PM trippy tropicalia jamband Locos Por Juana at Bryant Park

8/1, 6:30 PM this era’s foremost swing jazz guitarist, Matt Munisteri on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library

8/1, 7 PM fiery electric bluegrass and C&W with Demolition String Band  at Church Square Park, Park Ave & 4th St., Hoboken

8/1, 7:30/9:30 PM feral, brilliantly improvisational pianist Mara Rosenbloom‘s FLYWAYS with bassist Adam Lane and singer/percussionist Anais Maviel play work inspired by Adrienne Rich’s vision of love without exploitation at the Jazz Gallery

8/1, 8 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues”

8/2, 5 PM iconic second-wave Afrobeat band Antibalas at Chambers Plaza in Newark

8/2, 7 PM the NYChillharmonic – arguably NYC’s most individualistic large ensemble, with art-rock grandeur, jazz instrumentation and a powerful frontwoman on the mic – at National Sawdust, $20 adv tix rec. They SLAYED at Littlefield back in May.

8/2, 7 PM the amazingly eclectic, groovalicious Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio– like Booker T & the MG’s on steroids – at Wagner Park on the water northwest of Battery Park

8/2, 8ish the Nigerian “Queen of Afrobeat” Yemi Alade at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/4, 3ish 60s-style bossa-influenced psych-pop band the Jay Vons outdoors at Union Pool, free

8/4, 3 PM Brazilian neosoul singer Xenia Franca, the Hamilton de Holandamandolin Trio and trippy dub band Baiana System at Central Park Summerstage

8/4, 8:30 PM popular Jamaican dancehall crooner Tarrus Riley at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/5, 1 PM chanteuse/uke player Dahlia Dumont’s Blue Dahlia playing edgy, smartly lyrically-fueled, jazz-infused tunes in English and French with classic chanson and Caribbean influences at Jefferson Market Garden out back of the playground behind the BMCC campus on Chambers St.

8/5, 1 PM klezmer clarinet/mandolin wizard Andy Statman, Irish group Cherish the Ladies, Grupo Rebolu, and Sidiki Conde and Tokounou on the plaza at Lincoln Center. The program repeats at 5 out back in Damrosch Park.

8/5, 1 PM wild live techno band Bombrasstico at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaways

8/5, 6 PM a brassy New Orleans bill: New Breed Brass BandPreservation Hall Jazz Band, a lame jamband, and then Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave at Central Park Summerstage

8/5, 7 PM Puerto Rican percussion ensemble Yuba Ire and two popular Miami bands—Philbert Armenteros y Los Herederos and PALO! accompany a dance performance at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/5. 9 PM bass goddess Felice Rosser’s ageless reggae-rock-groove band Faith followed by the uneasily cinematic art-rock Pi PowerTrio  – film composer and former Raybeat Pat Irwin (guitar, electronics), Sasha Dobson (drums, vocals) and Daria Grace (bass, vocals) at the Treehouse at 2A

8/6, 8 PM luminous, astonishingly eclectic, wickedly tuneful cello-rock badass Serena Jost followed by similarly fearless, historically-inspired badlands gothic songstress and powerful singer Karen Dahlstrom – possibly the only writer to record an oldtime Idaho-themed album – at Pete’s

8/7, 7 PM sitarist Shafaat Khan with a dance ensemble  at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

8/8, noon charmingly torchy vocal trio the Ladybugs – who put a twistedly original spin on old Disney movie themes – at the triangle at 66th St. and Broadway

8/8, 5:30 PM Afropop dancefloor guy Sinkane at Bryant Park

8/8, 6:30 PM slinky maracatu/New Orleans/surf rock mashups from Nation Beat on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library

8/8, 6:30 PM in reverse order: the Sun Ra Arkestra play a live score to Space Is the Place, José James sings Bill Withers and Samora Pinderhughes: The Transformations Suite at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center. Jury’s out on the openers.

8/9, 7 PM 5/5, 9ish noirish blue-eyed soul singer Fiona Silver and popular blues guitarslinger Gary Clark Jr. at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/9, 5 PM Maceo Parker of the JBs at Chambers Plaza in Newark

8/10, 7:30 PM fiery, politically fearless, atmospheric Tunisian art-rocker Emel Mathlouthi  and macabre slowcore band Godspeed You Black Emperor at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/10, 7:30 PM the Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band reinvent Leonard Bernstein’s Wes Side Story soundtrack at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/11, 3 PM the North, South, East, and West choruses sing the world premiere of John Luther Adams: In the Name of the Earth at Harlem Meer in Central Park

8/11, 3 PM ish swirling, feral female-fronted psychedelic cumbia/tropicalia allstars Combo Chimbita  outdoors at Union Pool, free

8/11, 7 PM dark Americana lit-rock cult hero Joe Henry and soul/gospel icon Mavis Staples – good twinbill, hilariously bad segue – at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/11, 8:30 PM jangly, clanging late 80s nostalgia with the Breeders at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/12. 1 PM Super Yamba play their bracingly psychedelic Afrobeat jams at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaways

8/12, 7 PM twangy Crazy Horse-ish Americana jamband Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real followed by newschool Americana soul chanteuse Margo Price at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

8/12, 11 PM creepy, psychedelic circus rock/Russian folk band Mad Meg followed at midnight by Helsinki girlpunk band the Shrieks at Littlefield, $10 

8/15, 5:30 PM night one of this year’s Bryant Park Accordion Festival, a dozen accordionists playing music from around the world, positioned throughout the park so there’s no sonic interference between them. Lineup tba; the festival continues on 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12 and a grand finale on 9/14 a half an hour earlier. Last year’s lineup was to die for.

8/18, 1 PM hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaways

8/18, 1/3 PM the Collaborative Arts Ensemble play southern US-inspired works by Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, Johnny Cash,Hoagy Carmichael, Henry Mancin at Colonels Row on Governors Island, free

8/19, 1 PM bouncy, slyly amusing psychedelic cumbia band Consumata at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaways

8/22, 1 PM a NYC bluegrass band twinbill with Bluegrass Collusion and Sheriff & the Deputy at the triangle at 66th and Broadway

8/23, 5 PM oldschool Dirty Jerz hip-hop with pioneering female rapper Rah Digga at Chambers Plaza in Newark

8/23. 5:30  PM string ensemble Leadlights play works by Kyle Werner, Beethoven, Brahms, and Mendelssohn at Belvedere Plaza north of Battery Park, follow the sound

8/23, 6 PM oldschool salsa dura with Los Habaneros under the Manhattan Bridge archway, go south from the  York St. subway and follow the sound

8/23, 6:30 PM Tom Csatari & Uncivilized Orchestra at Pioneer Works, free. Brooklyn’s most interesting jazz guitarist survives a brush with death and reemerges with his careening nine-ish piece band – an event not to miss

8/25, 3 PM the ageless godfather of boogaloo, Joe Bataan outdoors at Union Pool, free

8/25, 5ish purist swing singer Catherine Russell and Jamaican jazz piano icon Monty Alexander’s reggae-jazz Harlem-Kingston Express at Marcus Garvey Park

8/26, 1 PM jangly New York original surf rock cult heroes the Supertones at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaways at the triangle at 66th St. and Broadway

8/26, 3 PM the trio of Adam O’Farrill, Immanuel Wilkins and Joel Ross, Amina Claudine Myers, then a lame corporate jazz act, then Gary Bartz leading a quartet at Tompkins Square Park

8/26, 4 PM Music Against Mass Incarceration at Secret Project Robot with lo-fi janglerock/C&W songwriter Colin Langenus, Americana songstress Erin Durant, first-class lo-fi stoner jamband Rhyton, that guy from the former Pleasure Unit, hazily jangly, psychedelic slowcore/free jazz/avant instrumentalists Sunwatchers  and no-wave funksters Guerilla Toss, all proceeds to benefit Just Leadership USA and the fight to shut down Rikers Island $15

8/26, 8ish perennially vital latin jazz piano sage Eddie Palmieri  at Central Park Summerstage

8/28, 8 PM badass oldschool electric bluesmistress Celisse Henderson  and a bunch of actors read from and play music inspired by the Howard Zinn classic People’s History of the United States at Central Park Summerstage. They did something like this at Lincoln Center last year and it was surprisingly subversive.

8/30, 5:30 PM the Harlem Quartet play works by Schubert, Debussy and others at Belvedere Plaza north of Battery Park, follow the sound

9/1, 3 PM the Sun Ra Arkestra outdoors at Union Pool, free

9/6, 6 PM singer Jessy Carolina’s torchy cabaret band Shanghai Mermaid under the Manhattan Bridge archway, go south from the  York St. subway and follow the sound

9/20 Red Baraat guitarist Jonathan Goldberger, Hearing Things organist JP Schlegelmilch and Alasnoaxis drummer Jim Black bought a vintage Yamaha organ and play the release show for their killer, psychedelic new trio album Visitors at Nublu 151

9/27, 7 PM the all-female Resistance Revival Chorus sing epic, inspiring populist gospel tunes and anti-trumpie broadsides followed by afropop singer Angelique Kidjo at Central Park Summerstage

9/29 lush, dynamically eclectic Korean folk/art-rock band Coreyah mash up lustrous, often plaintive themes with hard-charging hip-hop and dance tunes at the Chile Pepper Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, time/price tba

Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for July and August 2017

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 awful the trains have been lately.

Constant updates. Considering how Trump’s minions are hell-bent on slashing funding for the arts, this might be the last good season of free summer shows here for awhile. So you might want to bookmark this page and check back every so often – and then go out! If there was ever a summer in New York to check out some cool free live music, this is it!

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 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. Up next: Bartok, Mozart and fascinating improvisations. Sugg don $10 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, 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.

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

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

Mondays in July at midnight wild noir piano jazz with the Dred Scott Trio back at their old spot, the small room at the Rockwood.

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

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

Tuesdays in August, 10:30 PM oldschool Texas-style fingerstyle acoustic blues with fantastic guitarist Noe Socha and Cliff Schmitt on bass at Pete’s 

Wednesdays at 6 PM a wild tribe of accordionists take over Bryant Park, performers scattered throughout the space, booked by the brilliant Ariana Hellerman of Ariana’s List. Too many amazing players to list. Choice pick: the July 5 lineup with Melissa ElledgeShoko Nagai and Sam Reider, wow!

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 the Owl, $15

Wednesdays in  July, 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 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 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

Fridays in July, 9 PM Bulgarian Romany sax legend Yuri Yunakov with his wild but haunting band at Mehanata

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

Saturdays in July, 6 PM Book of J – Sway Machinery frontman/guitarslinger Jeremiah Lockwood and Jewlia Eisenberg of Charming Hostess – “take inspiration from the intersection of the sacred and the radical to create hit songs from the depths of American psalmody, Yiddish folklore, and international Jewish liturgical traditions” at Barbes. i.e. sacred and possibly profane.

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  July at sometime past noon at Hank’s, Nashville gothic crooner Sean Kershaw‘s legendary honkytonk brunch is back! It’s just like 1999 again!

7/1, noon the Reggay Lords at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaways, get to the beach and follow the sound Take the ferry straight to the beach for $2.75 

7/1, 3ish boogaloo legend Joe Bataan outdoors at Union Pool, free. 7/7 at 7:30 he and the band are at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

7/1, 5 PM in reverse order: NYC’s arguably finest oldtime swing band Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, the charming, female-fronted cosmopolitan swing crew Avalon Jazz Band and 20s jazz chanteuse Aurora Nealand at Central Park Summerstage

7/1, 6 PM Book of J – Sway Machinery frontman/guitarslinger Jeremiah Lockwood and Jewlia Eisenberg of Charming Hostess – followed at 8 by eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts  and then at 10 by epic ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes. The Jug Addicts are at Bar Chord at 10 on 7/7

7/1, 7:30 PM the Binky Griptite Orchestra – the late, great Sharon Jones’ backing band – at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

7/1, 7/9:30 PM perennially lyrical, prolific tenor postbop tenor saxophonist/composer Tom Tallitsch and his group at Minton’s, $15

7/1, 8 PM Iranian art-rock/avant garde violinist Parnaz Partovi and Electric Monks at Drom, $20 adv tix rec

7/1, 8 PM high voltage skiffle/Americana band the Salt Cracker Crazies followed at 9 PM by Divining Rod – who work the furthest open-tuned corners of 70s Britfolk – and then at 11 PM by oldschool psychedelic soul/groove band Empire Beats at the Way Station. Empire Beats are also here on 7/7 at 10

7/1, 8 PM classic 30s swing with the Rob Stoneback Big Band with vocalists Kathy Jenkins & Rob Kevlin at Kingsborough Colllege Lighthouse Bandshell, 2001 Oriental Boulevard (at Oxford), Manhattan Beach, B/Q to Brighton Beach, free

7/1, 8 PM oldtime blues guitar/banjo/piano genius Jerron Blind Boy Paxton at Iridium, $25. He’s finally playing for the tourists now.

7/1, 8:30 PM the world’s creepiest crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy at Bar Lunatico

7/1, 8:30 PM perennially fresh jazz trumpet star Dave Douglas and his quartet play the album release show for his new one Riverside: A New National Anthem at the New School’s Glass Box Performance Space, 55 W 13th St, $20

7/1, 8:30 PM darkly growling jazz guitarist Joe Morris with lustrously lyrical pianist Sylvie Courvoisier. At 9:30 he plays a duo set with haunting violinis Mark Feldman, $15

7/1, 8:30 PM popular 90s chamber pop/Americana songsmith David Poe at the third stage at the Rockwood, $15

7/1, 9 PM sweeping, kinetic, Mediterranean and Andalucian string sounds with the Maureen Choi Quartet at Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St, Queens, $10

7/1, 9 PM haunting, cinematic noir guitar soundscaper/loopmusic songwriter Ben Von Wildenhaus with his “professional band” at Bellocq Tea Atelier, 104 West St in Greenpoint. 7/6 they’re at the McKittrick Hotel at 10, 7/8 at 10 at Troost and on 7/12 back in Greenpoint again at 9ish at a semi-private show at the luncheonette at Nassau Ave and Russell

7/1, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 with surfed-up tv themes from Commercial Interruption, Link Wray covers by the Wraycyclers and at midnight by majestic, cinematic surf instrumentalists the TarantinosNYC  

7/1, 9/10:30 PM state-of-the-art melodic postbop trumpet: Russ Johnson leads a quartet with  Aruan Ortiz, piano;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/1, 10:30 PM tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser leads his band at Smalls. 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.

7/1, 11 PM lush, intense, artfully orchestrated psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange  at the small room at the Rockwood

7/2, noon jangly New York surf rock cult heroes the Supertones at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaways, get to the beach and follow the sound Take the ferry straight to the beach for $2.75 

7/2, 8 PM bassist Andrew Sheron and Tuvan folk ensemble Alash mash up otherworldly, stark Central Asian and bluegrass sounds at Joe’s Pub, $25

7/2, 9 PM Romany jazz guitar powerhouse Olli Soikkeli pinch-hits for Stephane Wrembel at Barbes. He’s also here on 7/9

7/2, 10:30 PM keyboardist and occasional Karla Rose collaborator Frank LoCrasto‘s cinematic organ sounds at Pete’s

7/2, 10:30 PM tuneful soul-jazz trombonist David Gibson leads his  quintet at Smalls

7/3, 8 PM minimalistic postrock/thrash instrumentalists the Austerity Program followed by retro 80s goths and Fields of the Nephilim soundalikes Fotocrime at St. Vitus, free   

7/3, 8 PM fiery, deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band at Sunny’s

7/3, 8 PM indie classical guitarist Dan Lippel plays a program TBA at Branded Saloon of all places

7/3, 9 PM Lowpines play their low-key Elliott Smith soundalike psych-pop at Pete’s 

7/3, 9:30 PM El Imperio play Afrobeat at Barbes

7/4, 2 PM awesomely unhinged horror surf/hotrod instrumentalists the Mad Doctors  open an allday bill, with Carolina Oliveros’ trippy tropicalia band Combo Chimbita – who mash up cumbia, salsa, champeta and a whole bunch of other south of the border styles – and then finally careening noise/psych/doom band Stuyedeyed headlining at around 10 at Sunnyvale, $10 

7/4, 3 PM perennially fiery, relevant guitarist Marc Ribot’s Songs of Resistance Project – Civil Rights, WWII European partisan resistance songs, plus originals, with vocalist Fay Victor, James Brandon Lewis (sax), Gintas Janusonis (drums), Josh Werner (bass) and Davi Viera (perc) to create “something that encourages people to engage in resistance” followed by high-voltage psychedelic cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem – whose new album takes a detour toward Caribbean and African sounds – at the Knockdown Center, $15

7/4, 6:45 PM catchy, funky hip-hop brass band the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at South St. Seaport

7/4, 7 PM torchy singer Aurora Nealand ’s New Orleans swing band the Royal Roses followed by careening ten-piece Balkan brass band Veveritse – a more trad  Slavic Soul Party – followed at 11 by that group’s multi-saxman Peter Hess and drummer Matt Moran wailing on Balkan themes at Barbes

7/4, this era’s most cutting-edge, politically relevant large jazz ensemble,Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society  plays the most confrontationally cool 4th of July show anywhere in town, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

7/4, 7:30 PM David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong repertory big band at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

7/4, 9:30 PM the first of three very rare NYC shows by haunting psychedelic bandleader and Nick Cave soundalike Weinf, who brings to mind the Doors, Blue Oyster Cult and maybe the Frank Flight Band, at Sidewalk. He’s back there on 7/6 at 10 and then plays a house concert on 7/7 at 8, email for info/location 

7/4, 10:30 PM snarling female-fronted Nashville gutter blues band Thelma & the Sleaze at Baby’s All Right, $10. They’re at the Mercury the following night, 7/12 at 10 for the same price 

7/5, 1 PM jazz pianist Eugene Marlow’s lush, darkly eclectic, latin-tinged Heritage Ensemble at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free

7/5, 6 PM ambitiously lyrical, cutting-edge rising star jazz composer/singer Annie Chen and her septet at at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/5 inspired, cutting-edge trombonist/composer Ryan Keberle & Catharsis play the album release show for their incendiary, politically-fueled new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

7/5, 7:30 PM a rare, killer B3 organ twinbill:Jared Gold with his trio followed by Brian Charette with his quartet at Smalls. Charette’s also here on 7/6, same time

7/5, 7:30 PM the Isaac Delgado Orchestra play their mighty Afro-Cuban salsa at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

7/5, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

7/5, 8 PM a free screening of Pink Floyd’s The Wall at Brooklyn Bazaar, rsvp reqd 

 7/5, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Troost 

7/6. 6:30 PM cellist Nioka Workman’s intense Firey String Sistas chamber jazz project at Socrates Sculpture Park, Broadway at Vernon Blvd in Long Island City, G to 21st St.

7/6, 7 PM ageless Mexican folk-rock jamband Los Lobos at Wagner Park just north of Battery Park on the water

7/6, 7:30 PM lush, dynamically eclectic Korean folk/art-rock band Coreyah mash up lustrous, often plaintive themes with hard-charging hip-hop and dance tunes at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

7/6, 7:30 PM the Peekaboos – a large allstar NYC cast including but not limited to guitarist Oren Bloedow, singer Michelle Casillas and saxophonist Briggan Krauss – play rocksteady classics at the Owl

7/6, 8 PM Brooklyn’s funnest new band, psychedelic organ-driven Middle Eastern-tinged surf rock trio Hearing Things followed at 10 by epic, cinematic guitar soundtrack composer Christina Courtin at Barbes

7/6, 8 PM confrontational Iranian singer/violinist Sadaf H. Nava collaborates with artist Evan Caminiti and filmmaker Paul Clipson in a multimedia exploration of the general toxicity of urban areas at Issue Project Room, $15

7/6, 8 PM elegant, sharply lyrical parlor pop stylist Heather Eatman at Hifi Bar

7/6, 8 PM smartly populist oldtimey-flavored Americana band 2/3 Goat and long-running 90s alt-country favorites Rusty Truck at Hill Country

7/6, 8/9:30 PM Romany jazz accordionist Julien Labro and guitarist Olli Soikkeli lead their quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum

7/6, 9 PM Quantum Peruvian – who blend jangly Plan 9 psychedelia, GBV scruffiness and a little glam – at the Delancey 

7/6, 8:30 PM the lyrical Caroline Davis on saxophone with Pablo Menares on bass and Kenneth Salters on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

7/6, 9ish noir-tinged crooner/guitarslinger  Phil Gammage leads his four-piece band at the Parkside

7/6, 9 PM the darkly eclectic, enigmatic Lorraine Leckie  – equally adept at Slavic and Americana noir and dark cabaret – at Pete’s. 7/25 at 9 she’s solo at Lovecraft Bar on the LES; 7/21 at 11 she’s at Sidewalk with her fiery Americana band the Demons.

7/6, 10 PM slyly lyrical New Orleans oldschool soul/groove/Americana crew the Nat Osborn Band at Rough Trade, $12 adv tix rec

7/6, 10 PM Hollywood’s Dan Finnerty leads his savagely hilarious top 40 parody group the Dan Band at Joe’s Pub, $25

7/6, 10 PM Of Clocks & Clouds play their twisted postrock and goth-tinged post-new wave anthems at Bowery Electric, $12

7/7, 7:30 PM psychedelic funk and Afrobeat with the People’s Champs at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/7, 8 PM the Ulysses Quartet play works by Schubert, Golijov, Turina and Janacek’s harrowing String Quartet No. 2 at Scholes St. Studios

7/7, 8:30 PM the fifteen-piece Makrokosmos Orchestra with jazz singer Christine Correa play compositions by Tim O’Dell and Richard Nelson at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

7/7, 9:30 PM elegantly exhilarating tarantella/Neapolitan folk jamband Newpoli at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec

7/7, 9:30 PM violinist Dana Lyn’s shapeshifting, powerfully relevant, cinematic-jazz improvisers Mother Octopus at I-Beam, $15

7/7, 10 PM intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at at Bar Chord, free. They’re at Mehanata the following night, 7/8 at 9 for $10

7/7, 10 PM noir soul and groove themes with the Ghost Funk Orchestra at the Gutter, $10 

7/7, 10:30 PM catchy Booker T-esque soul jazz with the David Gibson/Jared Gold, Hammond B3 organ band at the Fat Cat

7/7, 10 PM this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

7/7, 10 PM bizarre segue, good twinbill: guitar genius Lenny Molotov’s torchy, lyrically smashing original female-fronted oldtimey swing crew the Fascinators  followed at 11 by ska-punks the Horsewater Skanks at Sidewalk  

7/7, 11 PM haunting, psychedelic doom metal band Matte Black at Hank’s, $8

7/7, midnight ferociously noisy punk power trio Metorana at the Bitter End 

7/7, 1 AM (actually wee hours of 7/8), psychedelic downtempo jazz quartet Mute the Commercials at the small room at the Rockwood 

7/8, 1/3 PM pioneering downtown avant garde vocalist Pamela Z in Nolan Park in the middle of Governors Island, free

7/8, 5 PM the Jimmy Heath Big Band at Springfield Park, 184th St. & 146th Terrace in Springfield Gardens, Queens

7/8, 6 PM Book of J –Sway Machinery frontman/guitarslinger Jeremiah Lockwood and Jewlia Eisenberg of Charming Hostess – followed at 8 by charismatic, fearlessly political, lurid noir Americana songwriter and banjoist Curtis Eller and at 9 by awesomely slinky, psychedelic Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Anbessa Orchestra at Barbes

7/8, 6 PM the haunting, eclectic, harmonically rich all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache and legendary Colombian Caribbean singer Totó La Momposina at Central Park Summerstage

7/8, 6 PM Adam Klipple‘s Organ Soul Explosion with Al Street on guitar and Curtis Fowlkes on trombone at 55 Bar

7/8, 7 PM spot-on Fela cover band Chop & Quench followed by Jamaican dancehall hitmaker Chronixx at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/8, 8 PM trombone man Wycliffe Gordon and His International All-Stars at Kingsborough Colllege Lighthouse Bandshell, 2001 Oriental Boulevard (at Oxford), Manhattan Beach, B/Q to Brighton Beach, free

7/8, 8 PM eclectic, richly pensive chamber works by Michal Raymond Massoud performed by an ensemble TBA at Scholes st. Studios 

7/8, 8:30 PM violin/accordion band the Ghosts of Indecision play a wild mix of Balkan and klezmer sounds at the Owl

7/8, 8:30 PM state-of-the-art postbop guitarist Will Bernard leads his band at Bar Lunatico

7/8, 9 PM intense, brilliantly lyrical, fearlessly political 1950s style original folk/blues singer Joshua Garcia at Caffe Vivaldi

7/8, 9/10:30 PM bassist Peter Brendler leads his postbop quartet with Rich Perry, tenor sax;  Gary Versace, piano;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum

7/8, 10 PM darkwave and carnivalesque art-rock with Children Having Children at the Cobra Club, $tba   

7/8, 10 PM jangly female-fronted latin lounge/80s chime pop band Parrot Dream at Footlight Bar, $10

7/8, 11PM Haakon’s Fault – who mash up stoner boogie, ornate keyboard-driven art-rock and a litle psych-funk – at the Bitter End 

 7/9, 5 PM vintage soul band Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue followed by 70s disco hitmakers the Ohio Players at Springfield Park, 184th St. & 146th Terrace  in Springfield Gardens, Queens

7/9, 7 PM Lyla Cante play their fiery, kinetic blend of flamenco and Sephardic sounds at Pier One on the upper west side 

7/9, 7:30 PM crystalline-voiced noir Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss followed eventually by excellent, purist honkytonk crooner/bandleader Clifford Westfall at Union Hall, $12

7/9, 8 PM a killer duo project: fiery, eclectic, torchy Nicole Zuraitis  on vocals and Helen Sung on piano at Mezzrow, $20

7/9, 8:30 PM haunting dark Americana songwriter/soul belter Jessi Robertson followed eventually at 10:30 PM by edgy, broodingly tuneful, jangly female-fronted trio Shadow Monsters at Pine Box Rock Shop 

7/10, 8:30 PM smart, darkly pensive third-stream jazz pianist Noa Fort leads her quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum

7/10, 9 PM 90s West Coast hip-hop nostalgia: the fearlessly political Rass Kassand the always hilarious, surprisingly lucid Alkaholiks at B.B. King’s, $20 adv tix rec

7/10, 10 PM epic Indian-inspired spacerock band Humeysha at  at the Mercury, $10

7//10, 7 PM charming, irrepressible oldtimey swing maven Tamar Korn’s Kornucopia followed at 10 by Maku Soundsystem and Combo Chimbita spinoff Dilemasronauta y Los Sabrosos Cosmicos playing psychedelic cumbias and tropicalia at Barbes 

7/10, 11 PM eclectically tuneful swing/noir/pastoral jazz combo the Jazz Thieves  at the small room at the Rockwood. They’re also at the Way Station on 7/29 at 9

7/11, 7 PM the Bushwick Book Club – a collective of incredibly diverse, typically excellent songwriters including irrepressibly fun ringleader Susan Hwang, the haunting Jessie Kilguss, and Ellia Bisker of parlor pop mavens Sweet Soubrette – followed at 9ish by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  at Barbes

7/11, 7:30 PM popular indie classical orchestra the Knights play works by Mozart (Symphony No. 40), Purcell and John Adams at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free

7/11, 7:30 PM conguero Eddie Montalvo and his salsa band at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

7/11, 7:30/9:30 PM drummer Simon Barker leads an intriguing quartet with Jen Shyu – vocals; Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone; Marc Hannaford – piano at the Jazz Gallery, $15/$10 stud

7/11, 8 PM purposeful, pensive Slavic jazz guitarist Martina Fiserova at the Way Station

7/11, 9 PM edgy female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey followed by anthemic, surfy chamame rock band Paracuta at Shrine. Eliza and crew are also here on 7/18 at 9

7/11, 9 PM purist oldschool guitarist Dap King Joe, “the Staten Island Soul Junkie” (aka Joe Crispiano of the Dap Kings) and band at Freddy’s

7/11, 9:30 PM lyrical, cinematic pianist Julian Shore leads his quartet with Dayna Stephens, tenor sax;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum

7/12, 5 PM the charming, female-fronted cosmopolitan swing crew Avalon Jazz Band  outdoors on the river behind the World Financial Center

7/12, 6:30 PM ace drummer Art Lillard’s Blue Heaven Swing Sextet on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza

7/12, 7:30 PM Michael Gentile & the Rhythm Serenaders play hot 20s swing at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

 7/12, 7:309:30 PM pianist Jacob Sacks’ excellent 40420 Quartet with Jacob Garchik on trombone at the Jazz Gallery, $15/$10 stud

7/12-13, 7:30 PM ex-Dylan lead guitarist Larry Campbell with singer Teresa Williams at Joe’s Pub, $27

7/12, 8 PM popular psych-folk band the Cave Singers at the Mercury, $15. Purist retro dark Americana harmony band the Cactus Blossoms are also there that night at 11, $12 separate adv tix rec

7/12. 8 PM dynamic, fearlessly populist soul belter Stephanie Rooker at the Way Station

7/12, 8 PM a rare reunion of trombonist Curtis Hasselbring’s long-running cinematic jazz group the New Mellow Edwards (who aren’t that mellow) at Barbes

7/12, 9 PM saxophonist Danny Lipsitz & His Brass Tacks play hot 20s inspired swing at LIC Bar

7/12, 8:30 PM wickedly catchy Americana/paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass at Hifi Bar

7/12, 8:30 PM savage stoner boogie/doom/NWOBHM metal band Horseburnerat St. Vitus, $8 

7/12, 9:30 PM kinetic jazz vibraphonista Yuhan Su leads her quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum

7/12, 10 PM oldschool dub and hip-hop influenced roots reggae with horns with the Merry Rockers at Silvana 

7/12, 10 PM stoner 70s Murder City style rockers Sun Voyager  followed by stoner boogie band Dead Things at Alphaville, $10 

7/12, 10 PM Waits-ish noir Americana songwriter Pokey LaFarge at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec. 7/13 at 10 he’s at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, same deal

7/13, 7:30 PM Astoria Tango Orchestra’s ace bassist Pablo Aslan’s Aces of Rhythm pays tribute to the innovative style of legendary Argentinian bandleader Juan D’Arienzo – “El Rey del Compás” – at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

7/13, 7:30 PM Blick Bassy – Cameroonian crooner/songwriter who adds nifty bluegrass touches to his wildly eclectic but subtle acoustic songs – at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

 7/13, 8 PM the scuffily catchy, jangly, all-male Britanys at Baby’s All Right, $12. Avoid the sucky poser-rock band afterward

7/13, 8 PM plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies followed at 10 by cinematic, brilliantly guitar-fueled Colombian art-rock band Los Crema Paraiso at Barbes

7/13, 8 PM a rare, excellent quadruplebill: garage punks QWAM, explosively theatrical, phantasmagorical indie/metal trio A Deer A Horse , the Lounge Act – who veer between dark 60s psych-pop and slicker 80s new wave – and then reverb guitar-driven janglerockers Color Tongue at Brooklyn Bazaar, $10

7/13, 8 PM tuneful, purposeful, edgy guitarist Amanda Monaco plays the album release show for her new one at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum.Followed at 9:30 by tenor saxophonist Aaron Burnett & the Big Machine: Peter Evans, trumpet;  Carlos Homs, piano;  Nick Jozwiak, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums; separate adm and min.

 7/13, 8:30 PM ornate, theatrical metal band Cave of Swimmers at Gold Sounds, $12

7/13, 8:30 PM tuneful, cutting-edge, subtly Indian classical-influenced alto sax jazz with  Aakash Mittal‘s quartet featuring trumpeter Aaron Shraggeat i-Beam, $15

7/13, 10:30 PM sweeping, swinging vibraphonist Behn Gillece leads his quintet at Smalls

7/13, 11 PM expansive brass-fueled Afrobeat jams with the Brighton Beat at American Beauty, $10

7/13, midnight exotic surf rock band the Vibro-jets – a Sea Devils spinoff – at the Way Station. They’re also at Troost the following night, 7/14 at 9

7/14, 7:30 PM a Texas honkytonk twinbill with Asleep at the Wheel‘s Ray Benson and Dale Watson at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

7/14-15, 7:30/9:30 PM elegant pianist Aaron Parks leads a quintet with Maria Grand – saxophone; Chris Dingman – vibraphone; Matt Penman – bass; Anwar Marshall – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

7/14, 8 PM art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation playing witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes

7/14-15, 8 PM Gong Linna and the Bang on a Can All-Stars play her new Chinese mythology-themed art-song suite Cloud River Mountain at the Lynch Theater at John Jay College,524 W 59th St,, $25 seats avail

7/14-15, 8 PM suave, smoky tenor saxophonist Harry Allen leads a trio with Rossano Sportiello (piano), Joel Forbes (bass)at Mezzrow, $20

7/14, 8:30 PM progressive jazz sax legend Steve Coleman at the New School’s Glass Box Performance Space, 55 W 13th St, $20

7/14, 9 PM Cleveland metal band and Iron Maiden soundalikes Sunless Sky at St. Vitus, $15

7/14, 10 PM powerhouse oldschool soul band the One and Nines – NJ’s counterpart to Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – at the Park Tavern, 725 West Side Ave. in Jersey City, free

7/14, 10 PM the Revolutionary Council Afrobeat Sextet at Bar Chord

7/14, 10 PM wryly surreal prozac rock  duo the Dream Eaters at Pete’s

7/14, 10 PM guitar mastermind Danny Weiss’ and magical Americana singer Mary Olive Smith’s soulful retro bluegrass band Stillhouse Serenade at Sunny’s

7/15, 1 PM Uncle Ralph McDaniels hosts the annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival with acts in reverse order: DMX, The Lox, Stretch & Bobbito, Mack Wilds, Oshun, DJ Rob Swift, and more at Brooklyn Bridge Park

7/15, 2 PM in reverse order: popular 80s Argentine janglerockers Los Pericos, LA psychedelic latin soul stars Chicano Batman and La Vida Bohéme at Central Park Summerstage 

7/15, 7 PM sax-fueled psychedelic cumbia band Consumata Sonidera at Starlight Park South Entrance, 1480 Sheridan Expressway, the Bronx, 2/5 to Freeman St and go east

7/15, 7:30 PM the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17

7/15, 7:30 PM eclectic postbop drummer Sylvia Cuenca leads her quartet at Smalls

7/15, 8 PM captivating, wildly eclectic Afro-Peruvian/classical/art-rock singer/pianist Chi-Chi Glass at Barbes 

7/15, 8 PM aphoristic, catchy, smart Nashville folk-rock songwriter Ali Sperry at Pete’s 

7/15, 8 PM roots reggae band the Far East open for one of the several incarnation of Bob Marley’s backing band the Wailers – this one with bassist Family Man Barrett, fronted by Junior Marvin – at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix vec

7/15. 8 PM New Orleans-flavored swing with Dan Levinson’s Gotham Sophisticats featuring vocalist Molly Ryan at Kingsborough Colllege Lighthouse Bandshell, 2001 Oriental Boulevard (at Oxford), Manhattan Beach, B/Q to Brighton Beach, free

7/15, 9/10:30 PM drummer Dan Weiss leads his tuneful postbop trio with Jacob Sacks, piano;  Thomas Morgan, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum

7/15, 11:30 PM Cleveland punk cult hero Frank Secich (the Dead Boys’ Stiv Bators’ lead guitarist) followed by fuzztone garage rockers Room Full of Strangers at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec /album/bad-vacation-lp

7/15, midnight the haunting, eclectic, harmonically rich all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache  at Joe’s Pub, $25

7/16, 4ish in reverse order: cinematic vibraphone soul legend Roy Ayers, Afrobeat dance band Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and Brooklyn’s Underground System at Central Park Summerstage

7/16, 7 PM the intoxicatingly clattering, sintir bass lute fueled Moroccan trance grooves of Innov Gnawa  at Pier One on the upper west side

7/16, 7 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester followed at 9:30isy by Romany guitar legend Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

7/16, 7 PM pianist Zack Clarke’s Communer with Charlotte Greve, sax; Chris Irvine, cello ; Evan Crane, bass; Leonid Galaganov, drums followed by playful improvising quartet Bright Dog Red – “Digable Planets meets Mahavisnhu” – at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

7/16, 8:30 PM art-rockers the Tea Club play their wild, eighteen-minute, early Genesis-esque epics at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec

7/17, 7 PM New York’s most charismatic, darkly compelling lyrical songwriter/storyteller/keyboard genius Rachelle Garniez  at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

7/17, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra play Bach Brandenburg Concertos at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free

7/17, 8ish 90s noiserock/janglerock icons Yo La Tengo – as vital as ever – at Central Park Summerstage

7/17, 8 PM the Ed Palermo Big Band – whose jazz reinventions of 60s and 70s British psychedelic rock can be hilariously fun – at Iridium, $25

7/17, 8 PM the New Alchemy Jazz Orchestra, featuring trumpeter Terell Stafford at the Cutting Room, $20 adv tix rec

7/17, 8:30 PM golden age Argentine tango with

7/17, 8:30 PM golden age Argentine tango with Malena Dayen, vocals;  David Rosenmeyer, piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum

7/17, 9:30 ish Yotoco play psychedelic cumbia and boleros at Barbes

7/17, 10 PM darkly jangly, catchy, new wave-ish rockers Melissa & the Mannequins at LIC Bar

7/17, 11 PM strange but excellent segue:  tuneful pastoral jazz guitarist Cameron Mizell leads his trio followed by gonzo noir postbop pianist Dred Scott leading his at the small room at the Rockwood

7/18, 7 PM Triple Paste play hot 20s jazz and parse the Lennie Tristano’s songbook, featuring Eric Pakula, Matt Darriau, Katie Down, Rafe D’Lugoff, Arthur Kell and Vinnie Sperazza followed at 9:30 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

 7/18, 7:30 PM badass, purposeful electric blues guitarist and compelling, eclectic singer Christina Apostolopoulos at Pete’s

7/19, 7:30 PM rising star postbop trumpeter Ryan Kisor leads his quintet at Smalls

7/18-19, 7:30/9:30 PM Ravi Coltrane leads a quintet with Brandee Younger – harp; David Virelles – Wurlitzer organ; Rashaan Carter – bass; Johnathan Blake – drums celebrating the work of his mom Alice Coltrane at the Jazz Gallery, $22

7/19, 8 PM Tredici Bacci play original psychedelic instrumentals inspired by Italian film themes from the 60s and 70s at Barbes

7/18-23, 8:30/10:30 PM guitarist Mary Halvorson – arguably this era’s best six-string player not named Bill Frisell – and her lush, rapturously good octet at the Vanguard, $30

7/19, 6 PM innovative pipa virtuoso Jiaju Shen plays electroacoustic pieces at the  Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

7/19, 9:30 PM smartly eclectic pastoral jazz songsmiths Max Hatt & Edda Glass at Bar Lunatico

7/19 Count Vaseline play their undulating post-Velvets spacerock at Harefield Road, 769 Metropolitan Ave (Humboldt/Graham) in Williamsburg 

7/20, noon New Orleans’ darkly shuffling, explosively funky Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn

7/20, 5 PM first-wave hip-hop: Kurtis Blow and Universal Hip-Hop Museum at NJPAC in Newark, free

7/20, 8 PM state-of-the-art postbop guitarist Will Bernard  & the BK Strays followed by Super Yamba playing their psychedelic Afrobeat jams at Barbes

7/20, 8 PM cleverly lyrical, murderously witty murder ballad/chamber pop allstars Charming Disaster  at Joe’s Pub, $15

7/20, 8:30  PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play haunting underground Greek  revolutionary anthems and hash-smoking songs from the 20s and 30s at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts.

7/20, 9 PM edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Bar Chord

7/20, 11 PM the Nuclears – who veer between galloping stoner boogie and slower doomier 70s metal – at the Gutter 

7/21, 5 PM a wild night of accordionists and accordion bands hosted by New York’s most charismatic, darkly compelling lyrical songwriter/storyteller/keyboard genius Rachelle Garniez featuring the iconic Middle Eastern Bil Afrah Project, the haunting sounds of Zlatni Balkan Zvuk, Brazilian rainforest group Osnelda, cumbia crooner Gregorio Uribe, and special guests at Bryant Park, free

7/21, 6 PM incisive, fearlessly populist, catchy Irish chamber-pop songwriter August Wells at the American Folk Art Museum 

7/21, 6 PM vintage soul band Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue and ageless boogaloo bandleader Joe Bataan at Corporal Thompson Park, Broadway btwn Markham Rd. & Wayne St., Staten Island

7/21, 7:30 PM trippy, otherworldly, ancient North African dance percussion ensemble Innov Gnawa  open for intense, psychedelic Malian microtonal guitar-and-vocal band Amadou & Mariam at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/21, 7:30/9:30 PM pyrotechnic Indian classical singer Roopa Mahadevan leads a trio with violinist Anjna Swaminathan and percussionist Abhinav Seetharaman at the Jazz Gallery, $22

7/21. 8 PM a rare appearance by poignantly sweeping Syrian orchestra Yousef Shamoun & the Tarab Ensemble at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

7/21, 8 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band followed by Pangari & the Socialites playing classic ska and rocksteady – most of it from the 60s Skatalites catalog –  at Barbes

7/21, 8 PM haunting dark Americana songwriter/belter Jessi Robertson followed eventually at 10 by wild oldschool Houston soul brass band the Nightowls at Union Hall, $10

7/21, 9 PM ferocious, twin guitar-fueled, Radio Birdman-esque psychedelic punks the Electric Mess and garage/Merseybeat rockers the Above  at the Gutter

7/21, 9 PM noiserock guitar icon Thurston Moore and group at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec. Why isn’t this guy playing Madison Square Garden, he’s popular enough…

7/21, 10:30 PM intense, haunting Americana/honkytonk singer Ruby Rae followed by similarly intense,more  blues-oriented Americana songstress Alice & the Underground at Pine Box Rock Shop 

7/22, 5 PM trippy Afrobeat group Budos Band on their  home tuft at Corporal Thompson Park, Broadway btwn Markham Rd. & Wayne St., Staten Island

7/22, 6 PM Book of J – Sway Machinery frontman/guitarslinger Jeremiah Lockwood and Jewlia Eisenberg of Charming Hostess – followed at 8 by edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band and then at 10 by Felipe Fournier’s Tito Puente vibraphone tribute at Barbes

7/22, 6 PM the album release show from multimedia improvisers Irrevery plus sets by dangerous folk noir chanteuse Larkin Grimm  – who’s gone in a psychedelic Indian direction lately – purist, straightforward, warmly tuneful front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg and Flower Girl at City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave across from the Knitting Factory, Williamsburg, $10

7/22, 7:30 PM psychedelic, relentlessly kinetic piano-driven dancefloor postrockers Dawn of Midi followed by Beirut Middle Eastern/postrock band Mashrou’ Leila at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/22, 8 PM playful, improvisationally-inclined swing band Swingadelic at Kingsborough Colllege Lighthouse Bandshell, 2001 Oriental Boulevard (atOxford), Manhattan Beach, B/Q to Brighton Beach, free

7/22, 8 PM pianist Oliver Hagen leads a quintet playing music of Schubert, Bartok and Mozart at the DiMenna Center, $10, refreshments included

7/22, 9 PM the noisy, herky-jerky mid-80 Sonic Youth-ish Dead Tenants followed by guitarist Alyse Lamb’s fiery, subtly witty tightly psychedelic jazz-inspired postpunk band Parlor Walls at the Gutter 

7/22, 9/10:30 PM the Chopin Poject with Noah Preminger, tenor sax;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Kim Cass, bass;  Rob Garcia, drumsat Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum. They’ve done Bartok so this should be a walk in the park!

7/22, 9 PM eclectic psychedelic riff-rockers Lemon Sky – who mix stoner boogie, a little flamenco and twisted Britfolk into the mix – at Arlene’s, $10 

7/22, 10 PM ferociously dynamic, tuneful, female-fronted power trio Castle Black  at Lantern Hall, 52 Harrison Pl, (Grattan/Ingraham) in Bushwick, free, L to Morgan Ave. 

7/22, 10 PM ferocious, politically fearless soul-punk/new wave/postrock band Algiers at Baby’s All Right is SOLD OUT – no sruprise

7/23, 2 PM oldschool 70s style Cuban psychedelic salsa band Ola Fresca at at the Central Park Discovery Center, 110th St between Lenox and Fifth Aves

7/23, 5 PM hauntingly phantasmagorical art-rock/noir cabaret pianist/singer Anana Kaye at LIC Bar

7/23, 5 PM the Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA at Corporal Thompson Park, Broadway btwn Markham Rd. & Wayne St., Staten Island

7/23, 6 PM erudite, witty art-rock pianist/songwriter/composer Lee Feldman with special guest, Americana icon Amy Allison at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum. Followed at 8 by quartet Anouman playing Django guitar jazz, separate cover and min.

7/23, 6 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester  leads his quintet at Silvana. Will anybody actually shut up and listen there? 

7/23, 7 PM ferociously lyrical, Macbeth-inspired art-rock/psychedelic songwriter Rose Thomas Bannister followed by banjo player Stephanie Jenkins from the charming, oldtimey Pearly Snaps at Corkscrew Wines, 489 Myrtle Ave in Ft. Greene, A/C to Clinton-Washington

7/23, 7 PM killer dark retro 60s psychedelic/stoner boogie/art-rock band Medusa’s Disco at Gussy’s Bar in Queens

7/23, 7 PM lustrous, Lynchian swing chanteuse Heather Holloway & the Heebie-Jeebies at Radegast Hall

7/23, 7 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 Pier One on the upper west side

7/23, 8 PM the Verona Quartet play US premieres by Teizō Matsumura, Alejandro Cardona and Elżbieta Sikora at MOMA Summergarden, enter on 54th St., free, early arrival encouraged

7/23, 8:30ish fiery New York-centric purist janglerock/folk harmony duo the Kennedys at the Treehouse at 2A

7/25, 7:30 PM fiery alto saxophonist Lucas Pino’s twin-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls

7/25, 8 PM Brooklyn’s funnest new band, psychedelic organ-driven Middle Eastern-tinged surf rock trio Hearing Things at Barbes

7/25-30, 8:30/10:30 lyrical jazz piano icon Fred Hersch leads his trio at the Vanguard, $30

7/25, 9 PM darkly jangly, catchy, new wave-ish rockers Melissa & the Mannequins at the Way Station

7/25, 9:30 PM cinematic Quincy Jones-style B3 gutbucket organ jazz with Colin Brown and his band at Freddy’s 

 7/25, 11:30 PM hard-hitting garage-punks the Falling Birds – like a minor-league Radio Birdman or OBNIIIs – at the Knitting Factory, $12 

7/26, noon high-voltage accordion-and-microtonal sax-fueled original Balkan tunes with Tipsy Oxcart at Madison Square Park, free

7/26, 7 PM popular jazz-folk chanteuse Rickie Lee Jones and her band play her 1981 Pirates album all the way through at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center. Reputedy rehearsals have been fantastic.

7/26, 7 PM intoxicatingly fun, bouncy Colombian coastal dance grooves with Tribu Baharu at Madison Square Park, free

7/26, 7:30 PM tersely incendiary Chicago blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker  at B.B. King’s, $15

7/26 irrepressible, transgressively funny saxophonist Jon Irabagon  leads an organ trio with Gary Versace on B3 and Nasheet Waits on drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

7/26, 8 PM eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leads his Tango Quartet 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

7/26, 8:30 PM fearlessly haunting, dynamic, charismatic Romany/Balkan chaunteuse Eva Salina  at Bar Lunatico

7/26, 9 PM charmingly catchy, new wave-tinged female-fronted Minneapolis band Bad Bad Hats at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $12

7/26, 9:30 PM Renata Zeiguer’s trippy, creepy Prozac rock project Cantina followed by dangerous folk noir chanteuse Larkin Grimm  – who’s gone in a psychedelic Indian direction lately – at Footlight Bar, $10

7/26, 9:30 PM lustrous, darkly enigmatic singer/composer Song Yi Jeon leads her quintet with Kenji Herbert, guitar;  Vitor Gonçalves, piano;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Jongkuk Kim, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum

7/27, 5 PM a rare appearance by Cuban son legends Septeto Santiaguero at NJPAC in Newark, free

7/27, 6 PM accordionist/sitarist Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock project Bombay Rickey – a launching pad for her spellbinding four-octave voice – at the Bed-Stuy Community Garden, 95 Malcolm X Boulevard (Greene/Lexington), J/M to Kosciusko St. Then they jump in a cab and rush over to play at Barbes at 10. 

7/27, 7 PM in reverse order at Damrosch Park: fearlessly populist LA folk-punks Las Cafeteras, our own Alynda Segarra aka Hurray For the Riff Raff,, trippy downtempo guy Helado Negro and fiery, dramatic belter Xenia Rubinos

7/27, 7 PM baritone sax goddess Moist Paula does double duty, first with her electroacoustic project Bliss Station and then with powerhouse Aussie hokum blues songwriter/revivalist CW Stoneking – who schools a lot of the Americans mining the genre –at the Mercury, $15

7/27, 7:30 PM fiery agitator Rev. Billy & the Church of  Stop Shopping Choir – sort of the Dead Kennedys or Public Enemy of original, politically spot-on original gospel music – followed bytrumpeter Steven Bernstein’s legendary noir jazz outfit Sexmob playing a live score to the 1926 silent film Maciste All’Inferno at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/27, 7:30 PM kinetic, fearlessly populist oldtime Americana songwriter/banjoist Kaia Kater at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

7/27, 7:30 PM catchy, cinematic, noir-inclined saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads his quintet at Smalls

7/27 lyrical jazz pianist Christian Sands leads his trio, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

7/27 , 8 PM deviously theatrical oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Otto’s

7/27, 8 PM shamisen player/singer/improviser Emi Makabe leads a trio with Vitor Gonçalves on piano and accordion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum. Followed at 9:30 by violinist Tomoko Omura and her quintet, separate cover and min.

7/27, 9:30 PM singer Sofia Tosello’s magically shapeshiftting, kinetic pan-latin folk project Chuno at Terraza 7, $10 

7/27, 9 PM wryly retro, period-perfect classic 60s style female-fronted honkytonk band the Bourbon Express at Pete’s

7/27, 9 PM darkly intense bassist Dana Schechter’s hauntingly cinematic slowcore/art-rock project Insect Ark at Matchless, $10

7/27, 10ish a rare duo collaboration between dark ex-Dimestore Dance Band guitarist Jack Martin – the missing link between Erik Satie and Django Reinhardt – and legendary free jazz drummer Dee Pop at the Cobra Club, $10

7/27, 10 PM powerpop cult heroes Dany Laj & the Looks at Hank’s, $8

7/28, 5:30 PM elegant, jazz-tinged acoustic songwriter Kalyani Singh followed eventually at 6:30 by brilliant accordionist/raconteuse/urbane lyrical eclecticist Rachelle Garniez  at the American Folk Art Museum 

7/28, 6 PM pianist Dongfeng Liu leads his trio through a mix of Chinese and latin-tinged originals  at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 minimum. Followed by the Bryan Landrus Orchestra playing the album release show for their new lush, resonant new one, separate adm and min. Landrus is also here on 7/29

7/28, 6 PM popular salsa songstress La India at St. Mary’s Park, St Mary’s St bet. St Ann’s Ave and Jackson Ave in the Bronx, 2/5 to Jackson Ave

7/28, 7 PM Eljuri play their ferocious, brilliantly guitar-driven, fearlessly populist rock en Espanol at the park at 125th St. and the Hudson

7/28, 7 PM darkly intense ex-Band of Susans guitarist/songwriter Anne Husicksolo followed by noir-tinged crooner/guitarslinger  Phil Gammage leading his four-piece band at Sidewalk

7/28, 7 PM International Contemporary Ensemble plays Pauline Oliveros’ Applebox Double, Heart of Tones and One Hundred Meeting Places  on the plaza at Lincoln Center

7/28, 7:30 PM popular jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding and band followed by chamber pop/lit-rock icon Andrew Bird at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/28, 7:30 PM charming oldtime swing harmony trio Duchess – Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou – sing Andrews Sisters tunes to accompany a dance performance at Damrosch Park

7/28, 7:30/9:30 PM a rare appearance by Cuban son legends Septeto Santiagueroat Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec

7/28, 8ish irresistibly named, darkly sizzling psychedelic garage punk rockers Anderson Council  at  Hank’s

7/28, 8:30 PM Chicago improvisational sax icon Ken Vandermark leads his group at the New School’s Glass Box Performance Space, 55 W 13th St, $20

7/28, 10 PM intense frontwoman Hannah Fairchild’s searingly lyrical punk/art-rock/noir cabaret band Hannah vs. the Many – this blog’s current favorite group – at the Way Station

7/29, 6 PM Book of J – Sway Machinery frontman/guitarslinger Jeremiah Lockwood and Jewlia Eisenberg of Charming Hostess – with special guest guitarist Steve Ulrich from noir soundtrack icons Big Lazy followed at 8 by pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri playing their creepy Transylvanian jazz followed and at 10 by awesome Austin psychedelic cumbia band Money Chicha at Barbes

7/29, 6 PM Taiwanese bands in reverse order: catchy pop-punks Fire Ex, low-key folksinger Dadado Huang + Berry j and Sangpuy at Central Park Summerstage

7/29, 7 PM Efendi with Scott Wilson, playing his unique “\baglama hydra”—a combination oud, saz, and bouzouki—with sounds from Turkey, Armenia, Israel, and Greece at the 96th Street Tennis Courts in Riverside Park

7/29, 7:30 PM would you sit (or, more likely, snooze) through a set by a British pop moppet at Damrosch Park just to see Dionne Warwick play a handful of songs? Maybe we should call the psychic hotline and find out!

7/29, 8 PM harrowing Palestinian oud ensemble Le Trio Joubran play the US premiere of their elegaic suite of settings of Mahmoud Darwish poems on themes of exile and resistance at the Lynch Theater at John Jay College,524 W 59th St, $30 seats avail

7/29, 9 PM high-voltage oldtimey barrelhouse swing with the 4th St. Nite Owls followed by deviously lyrical, historically spot-on, cleverly sultry oldtimey/Americana songwriter/bandleader Robin Aigner and Parlour Game at the Jalopy, $10

7/29, 9 PM deviously lyrical cult favorite Americana soul/punk songwriter Marcellus Hall at Pete’s. Last time he was there he had Ambrosia Parsley on harmonies, a great band, and he slayed. 

7/29, 9:30 PM catchy, fun indie soul band Sunshine Nights at Freddy’s

7/29, 10 PM hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes at Bar Chord

7/29, 10ish fearless punk classical cellist Valerie Kuehne at Spectrum, $15

7/29, 11 PM A Place to Bury Strangers play their hypnotic, sprawling psychedelic gutter garage blues at Poineer Works, $20 

7/30, 2 PM Certain General guitarslinger Phil Gammage and his dark rock Quartet followed by an intimate duo show by torchy, riveting, erudite countrypolitan songwriter Drina Seay at Hank’s

7/30, 5ish pioneering golden-age female hip-hop star MC Lyte at Central Park Summerstage

7/30, 7 PM fiery, charismatic soul siren Meah Pace and her oldschool band outdoors at LIC Bar

7/30, 7 PM pastoral gothic accordion art-rock with Sam Reider & the Human Hands at Barbes followed by Romany jazz guitar and psychedelic powerhouse Stephane Wrembel at around 9:30 

7/30, 7 PM La Mecanica Popular play their original, psychedelic update on classic 70s Nuyorican salsa dura at Pier One on the upper west side

7/30, 8 PM a rare reunion of Ljova and Inna Barmash’s wild Russian/Romany party band Romashka at Drom, $15 adv tix very higlhly rec

7/30, 9 PM bad segue, good jazz twinbill at an unexpected venue: purposeful, pensive Slavic jazz guitarist Martina Fiserova  followed by trumpet powerhouse Wayne Tucker & the Bad Mothers at the small room at the Rockwood. A couple doors down quirkily charismatic, powerful-voiced, kinetic avant-pop siren Grace McLean plays the third stage at 10 for $10

7/31, 8 PM bass clarinetist Madison Greenstone plays new solo works by Rebecca Saunders, Martin Bauck and Lauri Supponen at Scholes st. Studios 

7/31, 10 PM haunting, powerful Afro-Colombian trance choir Bulla en El Barrio at Barbes 

7/30, 11ish edgy, funny postpunks Single Red Cent at the Cobra Club

8/1, 7:30 PM the East Coast Chamber Orchestra play works by Holst, Shostakovich and Bach at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free

8/1, 8 PM hilarious jazz versions of Merle Haggard classics with Bryan & the Haggards – a Mostly Other People Do the Killing spinoff –  at Tiny Montgomery, 333 Douglass St. (the old Douglass St. collective), free

8/1, 8/9:30 PM the ageless Gene Bertoncini on guitar with bassist Josh Marcum at Mezzrow, $20

8/1, 8 PM indie classical chamber luminaries Talea Ensemble  play works by emerging composers Mayu Hirano, Hunjoo Jung, Chaya Czernowin, Jason Thorpe Buchanan, Martin Rane Bauck, Steven Kazuo Takasuga at the DiMenna Center, $20. 8/2 and 8/5, same time, the composers on the bill are Sam Salem, Christine Burke, Weston Olencki, Jeffery Shivers, Hans Tutschku

8/1, 9ish haunting string soundscapes and noir Americana from all-female harmony band Little Mazarn at Troost 

8/1, 9:30 PM a rare reunion of intense, brilliantly lyrical Jagged Leaves frontman Dan Penta’s haunting chamber rock group Heath at Sidewalk. Penta’s also here solo on 8/8 at 10:30

8/2, noon percussive, trance-inducing, bitingly tuneful, Middle Etstern-tinged female-fronted jamband SisterMonk at the triangle at 66th St. and Broadway

8/2, noon upbeat original ska with the Brown Rice Family at Madison Square Park, free

8/2, 6:30 PM Sonido Costeno mash up merengue, reggae and cuban son on the steps at the Brooklyn Public Library

8/2, 7 PM dark psychedelic soundtrack legends Morricone Youth at the long meadow in Prospect Park, closest train is actually the F/G to 15th St. 

8/2, 7 PM all-female Americana harmony trio the Wild Reeds at Madison Square Park, free

8/2, 7:30 PM Ibibio Sound Machine play EDM with hints of Afrobeat followed by Angelique Kidjo and band covering a crappy Talking Heads album at Damrosch Park

8/2, 8 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10

8/2, 9 PM oldschool-style high plains C&W singer Hope Debates & North 40 at Bar Chord

8/2, 8:30 PM brilliant pedal steel player Mike Neer’s Steelonious – who do Monk covers in the same vein as Buddy Emmons – with vibraphonist Tom Beckham, bassist Andrew Hall and drummer Diego Voglino at Bar Lunatico

8/2. 9;30ish Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Troost

8/2, 9:30 PM twisted 80s style goth/postpunk band Midnight Crisis followed by stoner boogie band Ten Ton Mojo at the Delancey, $10 

8/2, 10 PM postbop trumpet star Jeremy Pelt leads a quartet at an especially intimate show at 55 Bar

8/3, 5 PM lBay Area latin soul legends Tower of Power at NJPAC in Newark, free

8/3, 7 PM catchy, intricate art-folk instrumental acoustic guitar/bass duo Endless Field followed by Awakening Orchestra playing their lush, angst-fueled post-election suite I Can See My Country From Here at Shapshifter Lab, $tba

8/3, 7:30 PM newschool cabaret agitator Nellie McKay followed by perennially fun, psychedelic banjo jamband leader Bela Fleck at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/3, 7;30 PM dance sequences from Bollywood film set to live music by a group TBA at Damrosch Park. Followed at 10:30 PM by a “silent screening” of The Big Lebowski where everybody wears headphones, supplied by the venue. Guess this means we have to text our buddies to share a laugh or two during the film.

8/3, 7:30 PM Fleur Seule play swing dance tunes from the 1940s on the water at Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool, about a 15-block walk from the Ditmars Blvd N station

8/3, 8 PM the Jack Quartet play the New York premiere of John Luther Adams’ Everything That Rises at the DiMenna Center, $20

8/3, 8 PM hard-charging trumpeter Jim Rotondi with David Hazeltine (piano), John Webber (bass) at Mezzrow, $20

8/3. 9 PM careening, charismatic, lyrically-fueled soul-rockers No Ice – arguably Brooklyn’s best band  – followed by ferociously populist Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires – the Alabama highway rock equivalent of the Clash –  at Union Pool, $12

8/3, 9:30 PM slinky original rocksteady with Osekre & the Lucky Bastards at Joe’s Pub, $15

8/3, 10 PM intense, intricately orchestrated, low register-loving psycho mambo band Gato Loco at Barbes

8/4, 5:30 PM Americana harmony band Triboro at the American Folk Art Museum 

8/4, 6 PM a tribute to third-stream luminary Billy Childs tribute with pianist Manuel Valera, the Triton Brass Quintet, the City of Tomorrow chamber ensemble, and Billy Childs’ own Quartet at Bryant Park, free

8/4, 7 PM fiery electric bluegrass and C&W with Demolition String Band  at Church Square Park, Park Ave at 4th St., Hoboken

8/4, 7;30 PM orchestral hip-hop: violinist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson leads a chamber orchestra playing a J Dilla tribute at Damrosch Park

8/4, 8 PM Quatuor Bozzini play works by Jürg Frey – Unhörbare Zeit (2004-06) and String Quartet 3 (2010-2014) – at the DiMenna Center, $20

8/4, 8ish violinist Dina Maccabee followed by haunting, purposeful violist Jessica Pavone’s improvisational string quartet with Maccabee, Robby Kraft (viola), Sarah Bernstein(violin) plus guest Nick Podgursky on synth at the Owl

8/4, 8 PM the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn – basically Spanking Charlene playing melancholy acoustic classics – at Sidewalk.

8/4-5, 8/10:30 PM legendary bassist Rufus Reid with Gary Versace on piano at Mezzrow, $20

8/4, 8 PM De Lautaros play cumbia and salsa at Guadalupe Inn

8/4-5, 8:30 PM Trigger play John Zorn Apparitions  (enigmata/valentines day) with Will Greene (guitar) Simon Hanes (bass) Aaron Edgcomb (drums) at the Glass Box Theatre at the New School, $20

8/4, 9:30 PM awesomely unhinged horror surf/hotrod instrumentalists the Mad Doctors  and stoner 70s Murder City style rockers  Sun Voyager at Brooklyn Bazaar, $10. The Mad Doctors are also at the Gutter on 8/10 at 10ish for half that.

8/4. 10 PM Hollywood’s Dan Finnerty leads his savagely hilarious top 40 parody group the Dan Band at Joe’s Pub, $25

8/4, 10 PM this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes. 8/12, 8:30 PM they’re at Bar Lunatico 

8/4. 10:30 PMcutting-edge B3 organ and trombone soul/jazz grooves with the Jared Gold and Dave Gibson Band at the Fat Cat

8/5, 2 PM indie classical types Ashley Jackson, Helen Sung, Luciana Souza, Manhattan Chamber Players, Derek Bermel and Nate Smith, and Metropolis Ensemble play music by Bermel at Bryant Park, free

8/5, 3ish Orquesta Criolla Nacional de Puerto Rico on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/5, 7 PM the original creepy circus punks, World Inferno at Brooklyn Bazaar, $17

8/5, 7 PM the CCB Reggae All-Stars at 96th St. Tennis Courts in Riverside Park. Bun de chalice, mon! 

8/5, 7:30 PM brilliant psychedelic desert rock/cantorial art-rock band Sway Machinery  at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

8/5, 7:30 PM sweeping, swinging vibraphonist Behn Gillece leads his quintet at Smalls

8/5, 7:30 PM second-wave surf rock icons Los Straitjackets and British roots-rock maven Nick Lowe at Damrosch Park

8/5, 8 PMpianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri playing their creepy Transylvanian jazz followed  at 10 by psychedelic latin bandleader Zemog El Galle Bueno at Barbes

8/5, 8 PM a killer triplebill: Nashville gothic band Karen & the Sorrows, first-rate purist honkytonk crooner/bandleader Clifford Westfall and wickedly catchy Americana/paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass at Union Hall, $10

8/5, 8 PM crystalline, enigmatically enchanting jazz singer and vocalese specialist Aubrey Johnson leads her  leads her quintet at the Cell Theatre, $15

8/5, 8:30 PM ferociously fun, menacing psychobilly/horror rockers the Omega Men at Lucky 13 Saloon, $8

8/5, 8:30 PM funny, explosive oldschool style punk rockers the Live Ones  at the Gutter, $5

8/5, 8:30 PM pantheonic, eclectic guitar hero Nels Cline leads his big pastoral jazz band at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/5 Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 with the X-Wrays (guess who they cover), the majestic, cinematic TarantinosNYC  at 10, tunefully jangly Strange but Surf  at 11 and Blondie cover band SundayGirl at midnight 

8/5, 10 PM wild, noisy, genuinely Hendrixian virtuoso lead guitarist Viva DeConcini and her band   at the Way Station

8/6, 1 PM Albanian superstar vocal/accordion duo Merita Halili & Raif Hyseni and the Cheres Ukrainian Folk Ensemble on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/6, 2 PM the surviving members of Reuben Wilson’s quartet play his distinctive B3 organ jazz at the Discovery Center (inside Central Park at 110th St between Lenox and Fifth Aves)

8/6, 5 PM hardcore late 90s hip-hop nostalgia with Jadakiss at Crotona Park North to South, Fulton Ave to Southern Blvd and Crotona Park East in the Bronx, 3 to Freeman St. 

8/6, 6 PM cleverly lyrical, edgily funny, spine-tingling powerpop/acoustic rock singer Tamara Hey at the small room at the Rockwood

8/6, 7 PM intense, edgily tuneful Texas tenor saxophonist Stan Killian leads his postbop quartet at 55 Bar

8/6, 7:30 PM New York’s most charismatic, darkly compelling lyrical songwriter/storyteller/keyboard genius Rachelle Garniez at Pangea, $20

8/7, 7:30 PM drummer/composer Rob Garcia  leads his trioplaying his fearlessly political, tuneful, relevant compositions at Smalls. Chanteuse Tammy Scheffer leads her sextet later at midnight

8/7, 8 PM wryly funny honkytonk steel guitar genius/crooner Junior Brown at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

8/7, 8/10:30 PM ageless salsa jazz piano powerhouse Eddie Palmieri at the Blue Note. He’s back on the 28th.

8/7, 10 PM popular Israeli reggae/stoner rock crew Moshav Band at Highline Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

8/8, 7 PM youngish hotshot bluegrass duo Jacob Jolliff (mandolin) & Max Johnson (double bass) followed at 9ish by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

 8/8, 7 PM Lincoln Center impresario Meera Dugal – one of this era’s small handful of genuine visionaries in NYC music programming  – and National Sawdust sound engineer Sascha von Oertzen lead a free roundtable discussion of the challenges of live sound, and being a woman in that field, at Pioneer Works

8/8-13, 7:30 PM Bill Frisell plays solo at the Stone, $20. OMFG, arguably the best jazz guitarist of the past 40 years, get there early. 

8/8. 7:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy leads his quintet at Smalls

8/8, 9 PM blue-eyed soul guy Ernest Ernie & the Sincerities  at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec

8/8,  9:30 PM the Bronx Conexion play their mighty salsa big band jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

8/9, 1 PM high-voltage accordion-and-microtonal sax-fueled original Balkan tunes with Tipsy Oxcart at  at the triangle at 66th St. and Broadway

8/9, 6:30 PM darkly rustic danceable Brazilian rainforest folk (and John Zorn covers) with Forro in the Dark on the steps at the Brooklyn Public Library

8/9, 7:30 PM theatrical, energetic Korean disco band Ssing Ssing at Joe’s Pub, $20

8/9, 7:30 PM spectacular, fiery Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castanedafollowed by the swinging salsa dura sounds of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra at Damrosch Park

8/9, 8:30 PM alto sax icon Kenny Garrett and his band at Madison Square Park, free

8/9, 9 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette‘s Mighty Grinders grind it out at Bar Chord

 8/9, 9:30 PM innovative alto saxophonist Hashem Assadullahi leads his quartet with Leornard Thompson, piano;  Peter Brendler, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

8/10, 7 PM drummer Dan Pugach leads his nonet with Nicole Zuraitis on the mic at 55 Bar

8/10, 7  PM lush improvising orchestra Burnt Sugar at East River Park

8/10, 7:30 PM the Brooklyn United Marching Band followed by jazz piano star Jason Moran and the Wordless Music Orchestra playing a live score to the film Selma at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/10, 7:30 PM meat-and-potatoes rock anthem bandleader DB Rielly – the Midwestern Willie Nile – on the water at Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool, N to Ditmars Blvd. and a 15-block walk more or less

8/10, 7:30.9:30 PM purposeful, smart, tuneful saxophonist Sharel Cassity & Elektra at Ginny’s Supper Club, $15

8/10, 9 PM haunting, intense ,soulful folk noir songwriter Holly Miranda – who’s as good on Telecaster as she is on piano – at Union Pool, $15

8/10, 9 PM smart, cleverly lyrical original swing chanteuse/songwriter/trombonist Emily Asher’s Garden Party at Radegast Hall. She’s also there an hour earlier on 8/15.

8/10, 9 PM fiery female-fronted powerpop band the Shondes at Union Hall, $10

 8/10, 10 PM agelessly soulful Armenian clarinetist Souren Baronian’s Taksim Middle Eastern jazz combo at Barbes

8/10, 10 PM charismatic, sultry, torchy Americana songwriter/chanteuse Julia Haltigan and her fiery band  at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

8/10, 11:30 PM ferociously lyrical, politically spot-on acoustic blues/swing guitar genius Lenny Molotov at Sidewalk

8/11, 6 PM Andy Montanez,  El Godfather de la Salsa, Puerto Rican bolero singer/songwriter legend at East River Park

8/11, 6:30 PM intense, brilliantly lyrical, fearlessly political 1950s style original folk/blues singer Joshua Garcia at the American Folk Art Museum

8/11, 7:30/9:30 PM pianist Manuel Valera premieres his suite The Planets with his trio at the Jazz Gallery, $22

8/11. 8 PM playfully lyrical, fearlessly political superduo Kill Henry Sugar – guitar/banjo mastermind Erik Della Penna and drummer Dean Sharenow –followed at 10 by awesomely slinky, psychedelic Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Anbessa Orchestra  at Barbes.

8/11, 8 PM edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at  Pete’s. 8/29, 9 PM he’s at the Way Station

8/11, 8 PM Go-Go’s guitarist Jane Wiedlin & Elettrodomestico do their wry retro 80s new wave thing at Iridium,  $25 

8/11, 8:30 PM fun, catchy, noisy girlpunk band Sharkmuffin at Brooklyn Bazaar, $10

8/11-12, 8:30 PM perennially tuneful, lyrical piano improviser/composer Kris Davis leads a trio  at the Glass Box Theatre at the New School, 55 W 13th St., $20

 8/11, 9 PM Mischief Night – the Grasping Straws’ Mallory Feuer’s menacingly lo-fi guitar-drums duo – at Sidewalk

8/11, 9;30ish exotic vibraphone surf rock band the Vibro-jets – a Sea Devils spinoff – at Troost

8/11, 9:30 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka acoustic at Radegast Hall

 8/11, 10 PM somber, cinematic postrock soundscapes with the End of the Ocean at Alphaville, $10 

8/12, 1/3  PM indie classical ensemble Contemporaneous plays music by Ian Gottlieb, Emma O’Halloran and Finnegan Shanahan in Nolan Park in the middle of Governors Island, free

8/16, 7 PM hard-driving, often noir-tinged swing pianist/singer Davina & the Vagabonds at Madison Square Park, free

8/17, 5 PM 90s hardcore Brooklyn hip-hop nostalgia:  Black Sheep and Das EFX  at NJPAC in Newark, free

8/19, 6 PM hypnotic, intricate, eclectically virtuosic fingerstyle guitar instrumentalist RD King – Fahey meets Kottke meets Dave Miller? – at the small room at the Rockwood

8/20, 5 PM  in reverse order: the year’s best outdoor show with ageless Ethiopian jazz composer Mulatu Astatke, fiery Tunisian art-rocker Emel Mathlouthi and slinky Middle Eastern/Nile Delta band Alsarah & the Nubatones at Central Park Summerstage

8/24, 5 PM conscious hip-hop icon Talib Kweli at NJPAC in Newark, free

 8/25, 7 PM the lavish, sax/clarinet-fueled Anat Cohen Tentet at Marcus Garvey Park

8/25, 10 PM 60s janglerock/psych-pop legends the Flamin Groovies at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20 adv tix rec

8/26, 3 PM in reverse order:  cool jazz legends the Lee Konitz Quartet, dynamic drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science, postbop drummer Louis Hayes and his group, and powerful belter – and Gil Scott-Heron reinventor –  Charenee Wade at Marcus Garvey Park

8/27, 4 PM in reverse order: state-of-the-art alto postbop with the Joshua Redman Quartet, oldschool soul-jazz man Lou Donaldson, and the ferociously intense, charismatic Tia Fuller at Tompkins Square Park

8/29, 7 PM Inkarayku play Peruvian psychedelic folk at Gantry Plaza State Park

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

Daily updates, and a brand new calendar for August and September coming 8/1. You might want to bookmark this page and check back every so often. If you don’t recognize a venue where a particular act is playing, check the comprehensive, recently updated list of over 200 New York City music venues at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On the first and third Sunday of every month, Big Wrench Piano Care presents a free live show at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn featuring a vintage electric piano from their shop. Jazz musicians play genuine action-based analog pianos, such as a Fender Rhodes or Wurlitzer. Upcoming: first-class performers: 6/5 lyrical latin jazz maven Bennett Paster on a Wurlitzer EP with Jim Whitney on bass and Joe Strasser on drums; 6/19 saxophonist Michael Blake with Richard Bennett on a vintage keyboard tbd.

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

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

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

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

7/1, 7:30 PM Kenan Adwani on oud and Edward Perez on bass play haunting Middle Eastern duets at the Owl

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

7/1, 8 PM edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at followed at 10 by this era’s most chillingly cinematic, shadowy reverbtoned noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

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

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

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

7/1, 8 PM-ish awesome Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Anbessa Orchestra, f.k.a. Lions open for the similar and more oldschool accordionist/keyboardist Hailu Mergia at Pioneer Works in Red  Hook, $20 adv tix rec.

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

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

7/1-3, 8/10:30 PM subtle postbop sax par excellence- the Joshua Redman 4tet w/ Aaron Goldberg, Larry Grenadier, Greg Hutchinson at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/2, 8 PM the Turkish/North African/Nigerian Dahka Band followed at 10 by epic, sweeping, adventurous Sinaloa-style mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/14, 8 PM Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies followed by Americana chamber pop band Goldfeather (fronted by violinist/singer Sarah Goldfeather) at Barbes

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

7/14, 8 PM sophisticated, quirky, intense French accordionist/chanteuse Jessica Fichot followed by a screening of the film The Triplets of Belleville with live score by guitarist/composer Benoit Charest at Prospect Park Bandshell, free. Fichot is at her usual haunt, Barbes the following night, 7/15, same time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/20, 6:30 PM one of the most interestingly lyrical, eclectic young jazz guitarists around, Dave Juarez leads his trio at the Bar Next Door, free

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/21, 8 PM brilliantly torchy parlor pop/Americana chanteuse Robin Aigner with her chamber pop band Parlour Game followed at 10 by lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk noir art-rock band Kotorino at Barbes

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

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

7/21, 11 PM hauntingly atmospheric art-rock siren Marissa Nadler – who’s sort of become a one-woman Pink Floyd – at Bowery Ballroom, $15 gen adm

7/22, 7 PM intriguingly lyrical, enigmatic Americana songwriter Jeffrey Foucault – sort of a grungier Steve Earle –solo acoustic at the Rubin Museum of Art, $22.50 adv tix rec

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

7/22, 7:30 PM Niger’s psychedelic desert rock guitar powerhouse Bombino with his band at Prospect Park Bandshell, free. 7/28 at 9 PM he’s at Brooklyn Bowl for $18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/26, 10 PM Binky Griptite – the guitarist and emcee for new oldschool soul icons Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings – and his band at Freddy’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/29, 8 PM Amor Prohibido play punk rock versions of Selena hits followed by Sunk Heaven – Austin from the Sediment Club’s solo noise project – followed by fiery Balkan brass/circus rock band What Cheer Brigade at Sunnyvale, $10 /

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/30, 11 PM psychedelic latin soul with Chicano Batman at Bowery Ballroom, $12 gen adm

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

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

7/31, 4 PM an awesome triplebill featuring pillowy oldtime swing singer Daria Grace: with ex-B52 guitarist and film soundtrack maven Pat Irwin, then with a trio including trombone powerhouse J. Walter Hawkes & torchy singer Sasha Dobson,  then a full-band show with plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at LIC Bar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/10, 8 PM the Bushwick Book Club – a collective of incredibly diverse, typically excellent songwriters including irrepressibly fun ringleader Susan Hwang, the haunting Jessie Kilguss, and parlor pop mavens Sweet Soubrette – play new songs inspired by Sean Patrick’s Nikola Tesla bio at Hifi Bar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/12, 8 PM  accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock project Bombay Rickey – a launching pad for her spellbinding four-octave range – followed at 10 by rustic, clatteringly hypnotic Moroccan trance groove ensemble Innov Gnawa at Barbes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/23, 6:30 PM one of the most interestingly lyrical, eclectic young jazz guitarists around, Dave Juarez leads his trio at the Bar Next Door, free

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New York City Live Music Calendar for July and August 2015

The new calendar for August and September is here.

There’s a comprehensive, very 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.  Next shows are at 7/16 at 7 PM and 7/19 at 4 with Chopin waltzes, Dvorak Scottish Dances and Grieg Lyric Pieces. 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 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 July 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 July, 8:30 PM the George Gee Swing Orchestra play surprising new arrangements of old big band standards at Swing 46, 349 W 46th St,  $15

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

Tuesdays 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 July and August, 6-8 PM a large percentage of NYC’s top accordionists descend on Bryant Park, playing their own stuff at various points throughout the space. Look out for Jenny Luna playing Turkish classics on 7/1; avant jazz/klezmer star Shoko Nagain on 7/15; haunting Balkan/Romany chanteuse Eva Salina and also indescribably good Japanese Balkan band the Dolomites on 7/22; and Gregorio Uribe doing cumbias on 8/5, just for starters.

Wednesdays in July, 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 July starting on the 9th, 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, including the amazing Rachelle Garniez on the 9th.

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.

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

Fridays at 11 PM flamenco guitarist Ian Banks with special guests each week at St. Mazie’s (the old Rose Bar) on Grand St. just off the BQE in Williamsburg

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

Saturdays in July, 6 PM Roy Nathanson leads a variety of ensembles at Barbes. If you missed his Stone residency last month, the irrepressible cinematic noir saxophonist/composer, ex-Lounge Lizard and Jazz Passengers founder has an address book as deep as his songbook – lots of special guests in addition to his usual collaborators.

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

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

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

Sundays in July, 5 PM Sway Machinery guitarist/mastermind Jeremiah Lockwood at Barbes with a variety of ensembles. Desert blues, reinvented ancient cantorial themes, gorgeous guitar instrumentals and more. Choice picks: 7/19 with accordion sorceress Shoko Nagai and 7/26 with the Fraternal Order of the Society Blues, a tribute to Piedmont Blues guitar legend Carolina Slim, featuring three of his students–Jeremiah, Ernesto Gomez (Brotherhood of the Jug) and Ricky Gordon (Wynton Marsalis Ensemble).

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

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, 8:15 PM cult favorite Americana soul songstress Dina Regine followed by dark, smart, edgy post-Velvet rock songwriter and former Band of Susans guitarist Anne Husick playing the album release show for her new one at Sidewalk

7/1, 8:30 PM all-female UK lo-fi/punk/garage band Pins – sort of like the bastard child of the early Go Go’s and Wire play the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

7/1-5, 8:30/10:30 PM lyrical jazz piano icon Fred Hersch leads his long-running trio at the Vanguard, $25

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, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at at Troost in Greenpoint. They’re also at at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free at 8:30 on 7/16 and at Branded Saloon on 7/19, time TBA

7/1, 9 PM tango dancing with music by all-star Argentines Trio Milonguero: Pedro Giraudo, bass – Ariel Iud, bandoneon and Maurizio Najt, piano.at Drom, $17 includes a beer!

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, noon, Sharon Jones’ Daptone labelmate, oldschool soul growler Charles Bradley and his period-perfect band at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn

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

7/2, 7 PM long-rnnning, perennially tuneful janglerockers/powerpopsters Bubble at the small room at the Rockwood

7/2,. 7 PM a good all-acoustic improvisational sextet: Michael Lytle – bass and contrabass clarinet; Anthony Coleman – piano; Stephen Flinn – percussion; Jason Kao Hwang – violin; Mary Mackenzie – vocals; Eyal Maoz – acoustic guitar at Spectrum, $15

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 this blog’s new favorite songwriter, unselfconsciously haunting, richly lyrical great plains folk noir chanteuse Ember Schrag – whose recent adventures in dark psychedelic rock have been pretty amazing – at Hifi Bar, free

7/2, 8 PM dark, charismatic, mischieviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez followed at 10 by Up and Down Hands, a jazz tribute to Pakistani film music at Barbes

7/2, 8 PM tireless honkytonk crooner and brilliant steel guitarist Junior Brown at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

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, 9 PM psychedelic reggae-funk band Mad Satta play the album release show for their new one at Drom, $10 gen adm

7/2, 10 PM 10 PM intense, fearless Romany/Balkan chaunteuse Eva Salina and her allstar brass/accordion band at Friends and Lovers

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, 10 PM trippy, dubwise Florida roots reggae band the Ellameno Beat at Shrine

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, 7 PM an African reggae festival at Drom with Sekou Bolomba, Martin & Terry, Oxygen Box Band, Allinor and others, $10 adv tix rec

7/3, 8 PM Mark Peskanov, violin; Ursula Oppens, piano play Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 No. 1; Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, “Spring; Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

7/3, 8 PM catchy, jangly, Beatlesque band the Sons of Seymour at Shrine

7/3. 9 PM Sean Kershaw‘s reputedly awesome new ghoulabilly/honkytonk band the Serpentones at the Red Door, Surf Ave & W 12th St., Coney Island, free

7/3, an outdoor screening of Zachary Treitz’s reputedly intense and historically rich Civil War drama – and Tribeca Film Festival winner – Men Go To Battle: film at 9 PM, Q&A with the filmmaker and party afterward, on the roof at Industry City. 220 36th St. Sunset Park, $15

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

7/3, 10 PM psychedelic, surfy, vallenato-influenced groovemeisters Los Crema Paraiso at Barbes

7/3. 10 PM cutting-edge B3 organ and trombone soul/jazz grooves with the Jared Gold and Dave Gibson Band at the Fat Cat

7/4, 5 PM rustically intense oldtime blues band Fife & Drom followed at 6 by the oldtimey/newgrass Good Morning Nags at LIC Bar

7/4, 8 PM the intriguing, piano-driven Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective followed at 10 by upbeat Sinaloa-style Mexican mariachi/ranchera brass group Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

7/4, 8:30 PM lof-fi Balkan punks Stumblebum Brass Band at the Mercury, $10 gen adm

7/4, 9 PM an abbreviated lineup for Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s with the Twang Twisters, all the way down from Binghamton, followed at 11 by ageless, jangly, purist NY originals the Supertones

7/4, 9/10:30 PM a comfortably improvisational trio: Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Kris Davis, piano at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/4, 10 PM catchy, psychedelically vamping Central American grooves with the Bodoma Garifuna Cultural Band at Shrine

7/5, 5 PM soulful, latin-inspired, lushly exciting new jazz chanteuse Marianne Solivan leads her 11-piece Big Band at Smalls

7/5, 7 PM intriguing, sometimes cinematic, sometimes pastoral jazz sounds with the Tom Csatari Band followed at 9 by another innovative guitarist, Romany jazz mastermind Stephane Wrembel, at Barbes

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. They’re also at the big room at the Rockwood on 7/8 at 11 followed at midnight by the jazz-oriented, clarinet-fueled, explosive NY Gypsy All-Stars

7/5, 8:30 PM composer Liberté-Anne Lymberiou’s up-and-coming large ensemble the Liberté Big Band at Iridium, $15 with promo code Les Paul

7/6, 9 PM NYC jazz legenda and twin-reedman George Braith leads a quintet at the Fat Cat

7/7, 7 PM rising star cellist/composer Fjola Evans plays her new electroacoustic work based on otherworldly Icelandic poetry; pianist Brendan Littlefield unveils a new suite at Spectrum, $15

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!

7/7, 8 PM a solidly good evening of noisy improvisation: Leila Bordreuil solo (amplified cello); Anthony Saunders solo (modular synthesizer); Michael Foster / Ben Bennett Duo (sax/objects) (percussion/membranes); Zero Player — Austin Julian / Cybelle Collins (electronic amplified bass object) (violin) at Jack in Ft. Greene, $12

7/7-12, 8/10 PM stylistically shapeshifting indie classical guitarist Gyan Riley has a weeklong residency at the Stone. Choice pick: opening night, 10 PM, Riley joining with three of the four guitarists from the Dither guitar quartet: Taylor Levine, James Moore and Josh Lopes

7/7-12, 8:30/10:30 PM tuneful guitarist Russell Malone leads his quartet with Rick Germanson-piano, Gerald Cannon-bass, Willie Jones III-drums at the Vanguard , $25

7/7, 9 PM jangly, surfy Rhode Island garage rockers Ravi Shavi followed by catchy, sardonically jangly, lo-fi soul-rockers Larry & the Babes – sort of a more tuneful, less punk version of Clear Plastic Masks – at Palisades

7/7, 10 psychedelic cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem and similarly psychedelic, surfy, vallenato-influenced groovemeisters Los Crema Paraiso at Bowery Electric, free

7/7, 11 PM purist, straightforward, warmly tuneful front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg at Muchmore’s, $5

7/8, 6 PM spellbinding Korean gayakeum zither virtuoso Rami Seo plays classical and folk material at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

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

7/8, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, Charenee Wade sings the album release show for her fascinating new collection of obscure and lesser-known Gil Scott-Heron songs, $25

7/8, 8 PM trumpeter Kenny Warren‘s Avant-Americana band Laila and Smitty, featuring Jeremiah Lockwood, Myk Freedman, Ilusha Tsinadze, Adam Hopkins and Carlo Costa at Barbes

7/8, 9 PM a welcome return to NYC for oldschool-style high plains C&W singer Hope Debates & North 40 at Bar Chord. Damn, this woman can flat-out sing

7/8, 10 PM tuneful, state-of-the-art tenor saxophonist/composer Tom Tallitsch leads his combo at 55 Bar

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, 7 PM pianist Melody Fader, violinist Emily Popham Gillins, violist Keats Dieffenbach and cellist Hamilton Barry, play Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G Minor, KV 478 and Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 at Spectrum, reception to follow, $20/$15 stud/srs

7/9, 7:30 PM indie classical violin star Todd Reynolds solo doing his high-energy loopmusic thing at the Jewish Museum

7/9, 7:30 catchy, eclectic ska-pop/latin/reggae sounds from Brown Rice Family playing their album release show at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

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, 8:30 PM edgy, noisily atmospheric guitarist Travis Reuter leads his group with Alan Bjorklund (trumpet), Mark Shim (tenor sax), Kim Cass (bass), Alex Ritz. at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

7/9, 8:30 PM tuneful saxophonist/composer Patrick Cornelius with Jared Gold on organ and Colin Stranahan on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

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 irresistibly fun, psychedelic, period-perfect 60s sunshine pop revivalist Jacco Gardner at Baby’s All Right, $12

7/9, 9 PM explosive postrock/psychedelic/metal/art-rockers Eidetic Seeing at the Acheron, $10

7/9, 9 PM careening gutter blues duo Slim Wray play the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood; after a bizarrely dorky, in-your-face funk band, the fun returns at 11:30 PM with the Brighton Beat playing their deliriously fun Afrobeat jams

7/9, 9 PM acerbic female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey –at Rock Shop

7/9, 9 PM Heights of Wisdom play original newschool roots reggae at Shrine

7/9, 9:30 PM bassist Matt Pavolka switches to trombone for his Horns Band with Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Loren Stillman, alto sax; Joe Fiedler, trombone; Mark Ferber, drum at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/9, 9:30 PM edgy, intense avant/jazz chanteuse and multi-instrumentlist Morgan Heringer at Sidewalk

7/9, 10 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Skinny Dennis; they’re also back here on the 26th at 9

7/9, 10 PM the plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing of Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

7/9, 11 PM Bombrasstico – sort of the trombone version of Moon Hooch – play their explosive, improvisational organic dancefloor grooves at Arlene’s, $8

7/9 11 PM soaringly explosive jazz composer/torch singer Nicole Zuraitis at the small room at the Rockwood

7/10, 4 PM Wendy Sutter, cello and Olga Vinokur, piano play Bach Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, BWV 1029; Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40; Rachmaninof Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

7/10, 7 PM high-energy, sardonic, horn-fueled Argentine ska-punk band Los Autenticos Decadentes at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/10, 7 PM “a collaborative performance between choreographer Kate Asson and composer Jen Kutler. The piece features musical accompaniment experienced through an experimental sound system which delivers sound through the teeth. The audience will be provided with vibrating dental plates to bite instead of a traditional speaker transferring vibration through the air (while supplies last)” at Spectrum, $15 .

7/10, 8 PM badass resonator guitarist and delta blues/oldtime hillbilly music maven Mamie Minch at Barbes followed at 10 by awesome low-register original vintage-style Cuban groove band Gato Loco

7/10, 8/10:30 PM guitarist Lage Lund leads a tuneful quartet with Glenn Zaleski, piano; Ben Street, bass; Craig Weinrib, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/10, 10 PM perennially smart, tuneful Texas Americana/rockabilly guitarslinger Rosie Flores at Hill Country, free

7/10, 10ish hypnotically undulating Israeli/Eastern European dancefloor grooves with Balkan Beat Box at Brooklyn Bowl $17 adv tix rec

7/10, 11 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 the Gutter, $5

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, 7:30 PM keyboardist Mick Rossi‘s all-star improvising quartet with Andy Laster, Peter Hess and Charles Waters at Spectrum, $15

7/11, 8 PM “performing on the 21-string Mandinka kora and the Turkish oud, Kane Mathis plays compelling interpretations of these traditional musics” followed at 10 PM by “punky Chicago burlesque-blues band” the Claudettes and then at 11 this era’s greatest cinematic noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

7/11, 8ish 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 Hometown BBQ in Red Hook

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 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 by the Blue Dahlia – Alpha Blondy meets Edith Piaf – at the Way Station

7/11, 9 PM clarinetist Rane Moore and ensemble play an auspicious program of works by Georges Aperghis, Vinko Globokar, Enno Poppe, Kaija Saariaho, Salvatore Sciarrino and Ken Ueno at Spectrum, $15

7/11, 9ish popular, recently resurrected and darkly catchy 90s indie stars Rainer Maria at Shea Stadium, $15

7/11, 9:30ish edgy, politically aware NYC Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura give a mighty kickoff to their upcoming west coast tour witha show at Mehanata

7/11, 9:30 PM wild, hilariously satirical oldtimey hellraisers the Brothers Comatose at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

7/11, 9:30 PM Jonny Grave & the Tombstones play interesting, eclectic Americana informed by oldtime gospel, delta and Piedmont blues and front-porch folk at Hill Country, free

7/11, 9:30 PM Dan Finnerty’s hilarious, viciously sarcastic top 40 cover band the Dan Band play the album release show for their LMFAO new one at Joe’s Pub, $22

7/11, 10 PM countrypolitan maven and fearlessly funny oldschool honkytonk outlaw Dale Watson at Bowery Ballroom, $16 adv tix rec

7/11, 11 PM swirly, hypnotic, totally 80s 4AD dreampop/shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo – who if they let their frontwoman sing all the time would be one of NYC’s best bands – at the Acheron,$10

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, 3 PM Margaret Brouwer’s Blue Streak Ensemble play music of living composers Mario Davidovsky, John Harbison, Clint Needham, Andrew Rindfleisch, Chen Yi, Huang Ruo, and Brouwer herself. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn (139 St. John’s Place), free.

7/12, 5 PM drummer Art Lillard’s Heavenly Big Band at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, free

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, 7 PM the US debut of beguiling female-fronted Iranian guitar jazz trio Sehrang at Drom, $21 adv tix rec

7/12, 7 PM the Yabuno Ettun Project : Haruka Yabuno (piano) – Ehud Ettun (bass) followed at 8.15 by Sicilian jazz singer/composer Sissy Castrogiovanni (voice, compositions) with the awesome, otherworldly Jussi Reijonen (classic guitar, oud) – Ehud Ettun (bass) – Jorge PerezAlbela (drums, percussions) at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

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

7/12, 8 PM brilliant violinist Dana Lyn & guitarist Kyle Sanna play their cinematic jazz/soundtrack/indie classical tunes at the Jalopy, $10

7/12, 8:30 PM jazz chanteuse Audrey Bernstein plays the album release show for her new one with a killer band – Brian Charette, Sean Harkness, Daniel Glass, & Steve Doyle – at the third stage at the Rockwood, $

7/13-15, 8 PM legendary performance artist Penny Arcade debuts her new show Longing Lasts Longer, a witheringly hilarious, hauntingly poignant critique of gentrification and the ongoing death of artistic communities in New York at Theatre for the New City, 1st Ave (9/10), $15

7/13, 8:30 PM noir rocker Nicole Atkins, Afrobeat dancefloor crew Emefe and others play John Lennon and Harry Nilsson covers at Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint, free

7/14, 2 PM ish 20s hot jazz brass maven Michael Arenella & the Hot 8 at Cercle Rouge, 41 W Broadway (btw Walker & White St., free

7/14, 7 PM Queens College’s Balinese gamelan orchestra Yowana Sari at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

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

7/14, 8 PM trumpeter Ben Holmes and accordionist Patrick Farrell work their klezmer/Balkan/Satie-esque magic followed at 9 by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

7/14-19, 8:30/10:30 PM AACM legend Henry Threadgill‘s Zooid with Christopher Hoffman-cello, Liberty Ellman-guitar, Jose Davila-tuba/trombone, Elliiot Kavee-drums at the Vanguard, $25. Will be interesting to see how loud this potentially explosive crew gets in these hallowed confines.

7/14, 9 PM intense, haunting southwestern gothic songwriter Eilen Jewell plays the album release show for her new one with her killer band at City Winery, $22 standing room avail.

7/14, 9:30 PM cosmopolitan, torchy Euro-swing with the Carte Blanche Jazz Band at Joe’s Pub, $18

7/14, 9:30 PM twin guitar-fueled large ensemble jazz with the Lucas Pino Nonet at Smalls

7/15, 4 PM the Choir of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, England with David G. Skinner, director sing works by Gabrieli, Byrd, Palestrina, Croft, Holst, Parry and Whitacre at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, free

7/15, 6 PM psychedelic funk band the People’s Champs outdoors at Willoughby and Pearl Streets, downtown Brooklyn, free

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, 8 PM cinematic San Francisco Balkan Band La Peche at Barbes

7/15, 8 PM brilliantly lyrical, dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band followed eventually at 11 by resonator guitarist/singer Breanna Barbara Arneson  and her increasingly ornate blues band at the Way Station

7/15, 9 PM cleverly hilarious newschool honkytonk crooner Hayes Carll at Rough Trade, $20

7/15, 9 PM downtown jazz legend Doug Wieselman does his clarinet loop thing followed by elegant, Elizabeth Cotten-influenced front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg at Bar Lunatico in Bed-Stuy

7/15, 10 PM punkgrass favorites Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band at the Knitting Factory, $13 adv tix rec

7/15, 10 PM 1Secret Chiefs 3 plays world premiere selections from John Zorn’s Masada Book III, The Book Beriah with Eyvind Kang (violin) Matt Lebofsky (keyboards) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass, oud) Ches Smith (mallets, percussion) Kenny Grohowski (drums) Jason Schimmel (guitar) Trey Spruance (baritone guitar) at the Stone, $15. The program more or less repeats on 7/17

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.

7/16-17, 7 PM the Midwestern Willie Nile: dramatic, Celtic-tinged anthemic four-on-the-floor rockers the Ike Reillly Assassination at the Mercury, $15. Oldtimey/country blues guy A.A. Bondy follows at 9 for a separate $15 cover. Reilly is also there the following day, 7/17 at 10:30 PM, same price

7/16, 7:30 PM elegantly ferocious cello/violin indie classical/art-rock duo Naked Roots Conducive with Uniska Wahala Kano, Tif Robinette (aka AGROFEMME), Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Rudi Salpietra at ABC No Rio, sliding scale starting at $3

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

7/16-19, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, powerhouse, stormy postbop tenor saxophonist Azar Lawrence leads a quintet, $30

7/16, 8 PM half-hour sets from wickedly lyrical, warmly charismatic, edgy tunesmith/wordsmith Linda Draper followed by the snarling southwestern gothic band the Downward Dogs‘ frontman Joe Yoga at Sidewalk

7/;16, 8 PM tuneful blue-eyed soul songwriter Elijah Tucker and his excellent band followed eventually at 11 by the All Night Chemists – who blend a tuneful, gritty 90s NYC gutter blues vibe with Stonesy growl and some glam – at the Way Station

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, 9 PM 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 PM high-energy old school gospel/Americana singer/bandleader Shelley King at Hill Country, free

7/16, 9:30 PM haunting, eclectic, otherworldly, historically rich instrumentals from the Yiddish Art Trio – Patrick Farrell- accordion, Benjy Fox-Rosen- bass/vocals, Michael Winograd- clarinet – followed by angst-fueled Lynchian art-rock crooner Dorian Wood at Joe’s Pub, $15

7/16, 9:30 PM Malian desert rock guitar shredder Vieux Farka Toure at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/17, 7/9:30 PM innovative, tuneful south-of-the-border large ensemble sounds with the Gregorio Uribe Big Band at Ginny’s Supper Club uptown, $20

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

7/17, 8 PM jangly, sharply lyrical folk-rock/chamberpop band the Morning Sea – like a more stripped-down, less druggy Elliott Smith – followed eventually at 11 by hotshot rockabilly bassist/bandleader Little Lesley & the Bloodshots at the Way Station

7/17, 9 PM a screening of Hao Zhu’s scathing documentary about political corruption in China, The Chinese Mayor – if you think the abuse of eminent domain has done a number on Brooklyn, wait til you see what happened in China. On the roof of the American Can building, 232 3rd St., Gowanus, $15, Q&A with the director afterward, R to Union St.

7/17, 10 PM sizzling, hypnotic Ethiopiques jamband Lions at Barbes

7/17, 10 PM state-of-the-art doom metal/sludgecore with Unearthly Trance at the Acheron, $10

7/17, 11 PM Lorraine Leckie plays a rare set of her sardonic chamber pop collaborations with scathing social critic Anthony Haden-Guest at Sidewalk

7/17, 11 PM deviously amusing, Afrobeat-inflenced psychedelic funk band Emergency Brakethru at Desmond’s

7/18, 4 PM tight, original, fascinating new arrangements of Satie and his contemporaries for wind ensemble by the Erik Satie Quartet followed at 6 by legendary noir saxophonist Roy Nathanson and at 8 by pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri playing their creepy Transylvania jazz at Barbes

7/18, 4 PM nuevo salsa songwriter Jose Conde’s band Ola Fresca at FDR Park on Roosevelt Island, free

7/18, 5 PM catchy, anthemic Americana rockers the Cornell Brothers followed at 6 by the similarly anthemic, more psychedelic early 70s Fleetwood Mac-inflected Tara Lynne Band and then eventually smart, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly and band at 10 at the Way Station

7/18, 7:30 PM cult favorite noirish crooner Joe Henry at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/18, 7:30 PM the Abjeez – sister act who were a smarter, edgier Iranian counterpart to the Gipsy Kings, and who are still going strong – at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

7/18, 8 PM edgy dark Americana/ghoulabilly bassist/singer Jessica Lee Wilkes – of the Dirt Daubers – leads her own band at small room at the Rockwood

7/18, 8 PM pianist Jerome Rose opens this year’s International Keyboard Festival with a program tba at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave (68/69), $20

7/18, 9ish dark Murder City garage/punk girlband the Detroit Cobras at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

7/18, 9:30ish ferocious Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka at Mehanata

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, 10 PM awesome classic Ethopian psychedelic funk and original jams from Arki at Silvana, free

7/18, midnight-ish psychobilly road warriors the Limit Club at the Cobra Club, 6 Wyckoff Ave, Bushwick

7/19, 3 PM composer-pianist Ramin Arjomand plays solo improvisations at Spectrum, $15

7/19, 4 PM brass-fueled klezmer/Afrobeat mashups with Zion80 at the BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niné Boulevard in the Bronx, 4 to Freeman St.

7/19, 7 PM a concert for Nepal earthquake relief with pastoral jazz pioneers the Claudia Quintet, eclectic guitarist Joel Harrison, flutist Jamie Baum, alto sax legend Dave Liebman and others at the Poisson Rouge, $25

7/19, 7 PM vividly lyrical acoustic songwriter Rosa Tu followed at 8 by powerhouse bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote playing their groovalicious funk and Afrobeat-influenced bounce at the Way Station

7/19, 8 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.

7/19, 8 PM pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin plays a program tba at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave (68/69), $20

7/20, 8 PM pianists Geoffrey Burleson and Quynh Nguen play a program tba at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave (68/69), $20

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, $15.

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 PM pianist Magdalena Bacewska plays a program tba at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave (68/69), $20

7/21, 8:30 PM wild, intense, frequently satirical newgrass/oldtimey hellraisers the Dustbowl Revival at Union Hall, $8

7/21, 8:30 PM all-female honkytonk band Your Ex-Girlfriends at the big room at the Rockwood

7/21-26, 8:30/10:30 PM state-of-the-art jazz violinist Jenny Scheinman with Doug Wieselman-reeds, Myra Melford-piano, Rudy Royston-drums at the Vanguard, $25

7/21, 9 PM hard-hitting Atlanta guy/girl punkgrass/newgrass duo Battlefield Collective at the Way Station

7/21, 10 PM cult fave British alt-country/cowpunk predecessors the Mekons at Bowery Ballroom, $25

7/22, 6 PM Kane Mathis (kora, oud) + Dan Kurfirst (percussion) at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

7/22, 7 PM hypnotic, entrancing ghazal chanteuse/bandleader Kiran Ahluwalia at Madison Square Park

7/22, 7 PM luminous art-rock cellist/chanteuse/bandleader Serena Jost at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 drink minimum strictly enforced

7/22, 7 PM the Plumbers featuring Hoboken legend Gene Turonis play “Tex-Mex-Calypso-billy” at Church Square Park, Park Ave. & 4th St., Hoboken

7/22, 8 PM moody acoustic soundtrack-style atmospherics with the Inner Banks at Union Hall, $10

7/22-25, 8 PM tuneful third-stream jazz quartet 40Twenty with Jacob Garchik – trombone; Jacob Sacks – piano; Dave Ambrosio – bass; Vinnie Sperrazza – Drums at Seeds

7/22, 8 PM charming Boswell Sisters-influenced oldtimey harmony trio Camp Street at the Way Station

7/22, 8 PM pianist Alessio Bax plays a program tba at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave (68/69), $20

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

7/22 9 PM eerie psychedelic Romany rock bandleader Tine Kindemann leads her group at Shrine

7/22, 11 PM Crampsy ghoul-surf/noir garage band Twin Guns at Palisades

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, 7:30 PM “Freedom’s just another word for turning off your phone,” says chamber pop wit Nellie McKay, explaining part of the premise of her show at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

7/23, 8 PM southwestern gothic and oldschool C&W bandleader Jack Grace followed by charismatic ex-Spanglish Fly frontwoman Erica Ramos’ exciting new latin soul band, Fulaso, at Barbes

7/23, 8 PM cult favorite literate folk-rock duo the Kennedys – whose latest album is reputedly sensational – at Hifi Bar, free

7/23, 8 PM devious oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at the Shop, 234 Starr St in Bushwick, a block from the Jefferson St. stop on the L, in Brooklyn. 7/30 at 8 they’re at Otto’s

7/23, 8 PM pianist Jeffrey Swann plays a program tba at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave (68/69), $20

7/23, 9:30 PM atmopsheric singer Sandra Liliana Vasquez’s downtempo/trip-hop/art-pop band SLV – who are incredibly fun, kinetic and psychedelic to watch live – followed by moody Austin Americana/Tex-Mex songstress Gina Chavez 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, 7:30 PM explosive Texas gospel rock clan the Jones Family Singers at Joe’s Pub, $20

7/24, 8 PM pyrotechnic clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski leads a brilliant five-piece band including guitarist Emre Yilmaz and keyboardist Cenk Tezil playing Turkish classics and hits at Drom, $15

7/24, 8 PM a killer duo accordion show with two innovators with a sense of humor and killer chops: Guy Klucevsek and Alex Meixner at Barbes

7/24, 8 PM pianist Xiayin Wang plays a program tba at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave (68/69), $20

7/24, 8:30 PM high-voltage soul-rockers Kwame Binea Shakedown at the Rockwood

7/24, 10 PM roots reggae with Royal Khaoz at Shrine

7/24, 9/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon‘s best trio project so far with drummer Barry Altschul and bassist Joe Fonda at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/24, 10 PM Ruby the Hatchet – female-fronted metal bnad who blend darkwave and a classic 70s stoner vibe to their Iron Maiden-inspired assault – at the Acheron

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 cellist Serena Jost and Matthew Robinson present their massive compositions for a 50-cello orchestra outdoors at the SW corner of Fort Jay on Governors Island, 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, 5ish LES surf/soul/punk legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters return to their roots at ABC No Rio. Bow down to NYC punk royalty!

7/25, 7:30 PM Django Haskins’ creepy circus rock/Waitsian oldtimey band the Old Ceremony at Joe’s Pub, $15

7/25, 8 PM smolderingly intense singer/guitarist Mia Wilson’s deeply bluesy, brilliantly lyrical psychedelic band the Bright Smokeat the Mercury, $10. 7/26 at noon (ouch!) they’re playing the street fair at the corner of Flatbush Ave. and Midwood St. in Crown Heights followed at 1 by rising star jazz guitarist Camila Meza, B/Q to Prospect Park.

7/25, 8/10 PM brilliant pianist Luis Perdomo & the Controlling Ear Unit with bassist Mimi Jones and drummer Rudy Royston at the Jazz Gallery, $22

7/25, 8 PM Afropop guitar maven Banning Eyre and Timbila at Barbes

7/25, 8 PM improvising duos and trios: the Tony Malaby / Carlo Costa duo; Sean Ali / Leila Bordreuil / Joanna Mattrey playing a trio set and an Anais Maviel / Michael Foster duo at Jack in Ft. Greene, $12

7/25, 9 PM intense southwestern gothic band the Downward Dogs followed by wryly funny swing combo Double Down, who sometimes do silly swing versions of cheesy pop songs, at Sidewalk

7/25, 9 PM biting, eclectic oldschool soul/Americana crew the Jug Addicts at Bar Chord

7/25, 9 PM the Big Takeover play reggae and ska at Shrine

7/25, 9ish garage-punk duo Cinema Cinema play a rare trio show with special guest, brilliant klezmer reedman Matt Darriau at Freddy’s

7/25, 9:30ish edgy, intense, psychedelic skaragga/metal cumbia band Escarioka at Mehanata

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, 1 PM an eclectic all-day marathon runs til midnight with – in reverse order – the tastily noisy Stuyedeyed, goths the Makeout Club, Sing, blipsters Bird of Prey, surfy lo-fi garage rockers Grand Mariner, Chimes, Games, Pathos, Spirit Of…, dark garage/ghoulabilly act Don Babylon, the more retro garage Psychic Selves, excellent retro 70s stoner riffmeisters Thai Sun, Ceramics, the kitchen sink VoirVoir, New Order ripoff Low Mein, and schizophrenic bedroom rock/soul project Wolf Diamond at St. Vitus, $10

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, 4 PM pianist Alon Goldstein plays a “homage to Scriabin” at Lang Concert Hall at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave (68/69), 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

7/26, 10 PM perennially sinister ex-Cramps and Gun Club guitarist   Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds play their noir cabaret-infused postpunk at Bowery Electric, $15 adv tix rec

7/27, an awesomely groovealicious twinbill with twin-trombone dub reggae crew Super Hi-Fi and newschool latin soul/salsa rock band Spanglish Fly at Brooklyn Bowl, free adm before 7 PM, show at 8

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.

7/27, 10 PM Will Bernard – who’s got way more up his sleeve (Indian, Balkan, and noisy rock refs, just for starters) than most jazz guitarists, leading a similarly enterprising quartet with Tim Luntzel, Eric Kalb and Erik Deutsch at the small room at the Rockwood

7/27 this year’s alt-country chanteuse du jour, Emily King at Bowery Ballroom

7/28, 7 PM erudite, wryly literate, sardonic power pop/janglerock/glamrock songwriter Ward White at the small room at the Rockwood

7/28. 7 PM songwriter/chanteuse Greta Gertler’s rich, lush, gorgeously orchestrated art-rock band the Universal Thump play the album release show for their new one, recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, followed at 9 by Zlatne Uste, NYC’s first and arguably most deeply authentic, explosive Balkan brass band, at Barbes

7/28, 7 PM a large percentage of the pantheon of pianists in the NYC indie classical world play Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 in its entirety; performers including but not limited to Blair McMillen, Kathy Supove, Joan Forsyth, Emily Manzo, Taka Kigawa, Lisa Moore, Phyllis Chen and others, at Spectrum, $15

7/28, 8 PM powerhouse trumpet-drums duo Tim Hagans and Joe Hertenstein play duets with special guests at the Whynot Jazz Room, $10

7/28, 8 PM pianist Nina Tichman plays a program tba at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave (68/69), $20

7/28, 8:30 PM pianist Marta Sanchez leads a quartet with Jerome Sabbagh, tenor sax; Roman Filiu, alto sax; Marta Sanchez, piano; Sam Anning, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/28, 9 PM fun, funny, politically incorrect punk/garage rockers Dream Team at Palisades, $7

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

7/28,  9:30 PM trumpeter Josh Evans‘ massive, brass-driven big band at Smalls

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, 7 PM lush, eerie, psychedelic, Lynchian southwestern gothic/Tex-Mex band Orkesta Mendoza at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center

7/29, 7 PM bassist Hilliard Greene and the Jazz Expressions, a “powerhouse quartet launched by the legendary jazz balladeer Jimmy Scott”.at Wave Hill| W 249 St. and Independence Ave. in the Bronx, $8/$4 stud/srs

7/29, 8 PM pianist Arnaldo Cohen plays a program tba at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave (68/69), $20

7/29, 9ish conscious Rasta dub reggae sensation Jah9 with sound system Dubtronic Kru at SOB’s, $20

7/29, 9:30 PM oldtimey hell raiser Jimbo Mathus of the Squirrel Nut Zippers at Hill Country, free

7/29, 9:30 PM rustic Brazilian folk crew Forro in the Dark plays John Zorn at Joe’s Pub, $15 – go figure

7/29, 10 PM creepy, wildly psychedelia art-rock band Aunt Ange at Sidewalk

7/30, 7 PM  CANCELLED – an all-star indie classical lineup including Shara Worden, DM Stith, Timo Andres (piano), Beth Myers (viola), Nuiko Wadden (harp) and Taylor Levine (guitar) formerly scheduled to play the album release show for enigmatic composer Sarah Kirkland Snider‘s darkly swirling pastoral suite Unremembered at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St

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

7/30-31, 8 PM bassist Bruce Foxton and drummer Rick Buckler from 70s punk legends the Jam play the group’s excoriating 1979 classic album Setting Sons at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

7/30, 8 PM pianist Victor Rosenbaum plays a program tba at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave (68/69), $20

7/30, 8:45ish cleverly lyrical, deviously funny kitchen-sink songwriter Brian Woodbury plays the album release show for his new one, $10 cover; followed at 10 by hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes – whose new album Les Dieux Ont Soif is the closest thing to the Clash, lyrically speaking, that’s been released in this city lately – at Barbes.

7/30, 9 PM riveting chanteuse Eve Seltzer’s charming Romany jazz combo Franglais – the rare Django-inspired band with vocals – at Silvana

7/30, 9 PM hypnotic, hard-hitting dance floor minimalists Dawn of Midi at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

7/31, 5 PM haunting Americana gothic bandleader/singer Jessie Kilguss and multi-instrumentalist oldtime songwriter Pete Lanctot at the American Folk Art Museum, free

7/31, 7 PM spare, dark Max Johnson compositions set to texts by Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, performed by mixed string/wind quartet at Spectrum, $15

7/31, 8 PM pianist Alexander Kobrin plays a program tba at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave (68/69), $20

7/31, 9 PM first-class, eclectic ghoulabilly band Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at Beast of Bourbon

7/31, 9 PM sizzling oldschool acoustic Americana/bluegrass band Tumbling Bones at the Jalopy, $10

7/31, 9 PM psychedelic hard funk with Afroskull at Fontana’s, $10

7/31-8/1, 9/10:30 PM guitarist Joel Harrison plays the album release show for his new one Spirit House with Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Peter Apfelbaum, woodwinds; Kermit Driscoll, bass; Brian Blade, drumsat Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/31, 9:30 PM PM garage/psychedelic night with Acid Dad and fuzztone powerhouse the Mystery Lights at Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave, (Scholes/Meserole Ave.), L to Morgan Ave., Bushwick, free

7/31, 9:30 PM trippy, ethereal dreampop/downtempo/retro 80s band band Fine Animal at the Cameo Gallery, $8

7/31, 11ish vicious noiserock jamband the the Skull Practitioners– led by Steve Wynn sparring partner/genius guitarist Jason Victor – at Kings County Saloon, 1 Knickerbocker Ave, Bushwick, L to Morgan Ave, $5

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.

8/1, 11 PM darkly watery dreampop band Lazyeyes at Rough Trade, $10 adv tix rec

8/2, 1 PM sitar virtuoso Ikhlaq Hussain on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/2, 1 PM cleverly erudite, historically informed, nimble newschool country blues guitar maven/songwriter Lenny Molotov at East Village Social on St. Marks (1st and A), free

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, 8 PM iconic, enigmatic noir countrypolitan/torch jazz songwriter/bandleader Eleni Mandell at the Mercury, $10

8/4, 7 PM NYCs original and maybe only original, oldschool Veracruz-style Mexican son jarocho dance band, Radio Jarocho at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

8/4, 7 PM 80s salsa romantica nostalgia with Tito Nieves at East River Park

8/4 – 8/8, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, the Christian McBride Trio with Christian Sands – piano ; Ulysses Owens Jr. – drums, $30

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 (Kool J’s nemesis – remember?), 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 new jack roots reggae band New Kingston followed by golden age legends Steel Pulse at B.B. King’s, $32.50 adv tix highly rec., this will sell out even if the band doesn’t have all the original members

8/6, 10 PM the Thurston Moore band at Bowery Ballroom, $17 adv tix req

8/6, 11 PM Deerhoof – who are to Bushwick now what Wire was to Camden Town in 1979 – at the Bell House, $18 gen adm

8/7, 7 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, 7 PM rising star indie classical ensemble RighteousGIRLS (flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi) celebrate the release of their debut album gathering blue, with help from guest artists Andy Akiho, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Justin Brown at Joe’s Pub, $15

8/7, 7 PM Sumari – Matt Lavelle (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, alto clarinet) Jack DeSalvo (mandola, cello, guitars) Tom Cabrera (bodhrán, tar, riq, doumbek, bass drum) – at El Taller Latino Americano, 225 W. 99th St at Broadway, 2/3 to 96th St.

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

8/7, 9:30 PM dark female-fronted paisley underground/postpunk/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec

8/7, 10 PM a rare appearance by tight, tuneful, kinda-creepy Bogota punk rockers Lupus at the Acheron, $10

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

8/9 drummer E.J. Strickland & Transient Beings featuring powerful gospel singer Alicia Olatuja and John Benitez, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

8/9 rivetingly psychedelic, guitar-fueled desert blues/cantorial rockers the Sway Machinery with edgy latin rockers El Imperio at Union Pool

8/11 – 8/12 fiery Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda’s eleven-piece World Ensemble play the cd rrelease shows for his new one 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

8/11, 7:30 PM reggae lite and dancehall hits with Maxi Priest and Gyptian at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, watch your back

8/12, 4 PM St Cyprian’s Singers of St Cyprian’s Church, Clarence Gate (London, England) with Julian Collings, director sing works by Sheppard, Tallis, MacMillan, Tippett, Martin, Whitacre and Holst at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, free

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 – 8/16 charming French jazz chanteuse Cyrille Aimee and her tropicaly-tinged two-guitar combo, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

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

8/14, 10 PM psychedelic powerpop/new wave rocker Mike Rimbaud – arguably the closest thing to the Clash we have in NYC right now – at Nublu

8/14, 11 PM assaultively fun Nashville glam-punk/metal band Modoc at the small room at the Rockwood

8/15, noon? Talib Kweli and band at 2501 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, free

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

8/17, 8 PM intense, inscrutable, wickedly literate janglerock tunesmith/crooner Ward White and others TBA at Hifi Bar

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

8/15, 7 PM eclectically tuneful oldschool soul/janglerock band Tuelo & Her Cousins at Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix rec

8/15, 9 PM deviously smart, historically-inspired literate songwriter and brilliant chanteuse Elisa Flynn puts on one of her frequent theme nights. This time out it’s religious songs, “Participating artists play a cover of a song dealing with religion in any way – devotion to blasphemy, pure love to pure hate, Buddha to the Lord of Light. Then they play an original. Musicians include Elisa Flynn, Lys Guillorn, Thee Shambels’ Neville Elder, Jim Knable, Maharajah Sweets, Sean Cahill, John LaPolla, the Sterling Electric, George Hakkila,” at the Way Station

8/18 – 8/23 the mighty, purist Ron Carter Big Band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $35

8/20, 5 PM imaginative, colorful guitarist/reedman Art Baron leads his combo at FDR Park on Roosevelt Island, free

8/20, 6 PM day one of the Brooklyn Country Music Festival Day has – probably in reverse order -the alternately boisterous, retro 60s honkytonk and ominous southwestern gothic Jack Grace Band, Dennis Lichtman’s perennially popular western swing band Brain Cloud, the retro 60s soul-fueled Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, Andrew Sovine (Red’s grandkid- he’s good), the Paisley Fields and North Of Amarillo at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

8/20. 7 PM high-spirited Louisiana zydeco/cajun/swamprock band the Revelers at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

8/21, 5:30 PM haunting, stark, lyrically brilliant gothic Americana duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne at the American Folk Art Museum

8/21, 6 PM day two of the Brooklyn Country Music Festival has – probably in reverse order – all-female honkytonkers Your Ex-Girlfriends, the hilariously satirical early R&R/rockabilly Susquehanna Tool & Industrial Die Co., Aron Blue & the Bootleggers, and the magically intense, southwestern gothic-inspired Julia Haltigan at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

8/21, 9ish the Oliver Lake Big Band at Marcus Garvey Park

8/21, 9 PM ageless, unstoppable surf guitar icon Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $25 adv tix rec

8/21, 9:30 PM conscious roots reggae faves Taj Weekes & Adowa at Joe’s Pub, $14

8/22, 3 PM day three of the Brooklyn Country Music Festival has – probably in reverse order – Western Caravan featuring Thirsty Dave, Zephaniah & the 18 Wheelers, eclectically guitarslinging rockabilly kitten Lil’ Mo & the Monicats, Terry Radigan, Bob Jones & Jon Sholle, the always evolving and entertaining (and creepy) Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers, and the CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree at the Bell House, $20 adv tix rec

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

8/24, 6 PM day three of the Brooklyn Country Music Festival has – probably in reverse order -60s folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, mesmerizingly badass resonator guitarist/singer Mamie Minch, the hauntingly original all-female Jan Bell & the Maybelles, honkytonkers the Third Wheel Band, and Abby Hollander Band, whirlwind electric punkgrass/honkytonk crew Demolition String Band, and longtime NYC bluegrass faves Sheriff & the Goodtimers at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

8/25 – 8/30 popular up-and-coming traditionalists, chanteuse Cecile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio play an album release stand for their new collaboration 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $35

8/27, 8 PM cult favorite NYC artists join forces to play cult favorite postpunk/no wave legends Young Marble Giants’ Colossal Youth album in its entirety at Hifi Bar, free; performers including but not limited to Renee Lobue (elk city); Kali Holloway (easy lover); toni baumgartner (speed the plough); John Baumgartner (speed the plough); Mary Knapp (toot sweet); Erica Smith; Matt Davis ( a thousand pities ); Sam Weisberg (calotype); Mike Fornatale, Tom Shad

8/27, 8 PM legendary Milwaukee highway rockers the BoDeans – now led by lead guitarist Kurt Neumann – at City Winery, $25 standing room avail.

8/29, 7 PM oldschool 70s hippie alt-country and boogie-woogie with ageless piano guy Commander Cody at Joe’s Pub, $18

9/1, 6 PM eclectic jam-oriented mostly-female klezmer/tango/jazz band Isle of Klezbos in the community garden next door to 520 E 12th St.

9/2, 7 PM this era’s state-of-the-art retro soul band, Lake Street Dive at Central Park Summerstage

9/12, 8 PM Puerto Rican salsa legends Gran Combo at NJPAC in Newark, $36 tix avail.

9/12 menacing retro 70s stoner doom band Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats at Webster Hall

9/13, 8 PM Sumari – Matt Lavelle (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, alto clarinet) Jack DeSalvo (mandola, cello, guitars) Tom Cabrera (bodhrán, tar, riq, doumbek, bass drum) – at Shapeshifter Lab

9/17, 8 PM amazing doublebill: historically-inspired, richly tuneful, erudite singer/guitarist Elisa Flynn followed by the careening NYC counterpart to the Pogues, Thee Shambels at Troost

9/18, 8 PM hypnotic, intense Bollywood music/dance troupe Mystic India at NJPAC in Newark, $25 tix avail

9/18 one of the best, most purposeful psychedelic metal acts of the last 20 years, Washington State power trio Mos Generator at Bowery Electric

10/20.legendary, phantasmagorical psychedelic Balkan rocker Alec K Redfearn with the savagely lyrical, enigmatic great plains gothic chanteuse Ember Schrag and her equally amazing psychedelic band at Bowery Electric. Schrag also joins Redfearn’s band to play creepy Farfisa organ!

New York City Live Music Calendar for July and August 2014

The August/September calendar is here.

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

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of Beethoven piano sonatas. Each program features a sonata that sheds fresh light on beats and barlines.  email for info/location.

The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave at 36th St. has put on display a rare first edition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” marking the 200th anniversary in 2014 of the origination of the famous anthem. Quite notably, the word “patriotic” is misspelled in the subtitle of this first edition, one of only a handful of surviving copies. Admission is $18/$12 stud/srs; free on Fridays 7 – 9 PM. Hours Tues-Thurs 10:30 AM- 5 PM; Fri 10:30 – 9 PM; Sat 10 AM – 6 PM; Sun 11 AM – 6 PM.

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

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

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

Mondays at Rodeo Bar, 9ish it’s Country Karaoke with Boo and Elena from Demolition String Band and their vast repertoire of classic honkytonk, bluegrass and vintage C&W, free

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 8:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

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

Mondays in July, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood. Now you can go see him since the Living Room, that hellhole where he used to rehearse on Monday nights, is closed forever!

Also Mondays in July 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 fromBurnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota on trombone, with frequent special guests.

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays in July, 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 at 7:30 PM powerhouse Afro-latin drummer Robby Ameen leads his quartet with Bobby Franceschini on sax, Edsel Gomez on piano, Lincoln Goines on bass at Saleya Tribeca, 65 W Broadway btw Murray & Warren

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

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

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

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

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

Saturdays in August, 6 PM spectacularly eclectic violinist Sarah Alden – who can do Balkan as well as she does bluegrass – & her band the Red Hot Rubies at Barbes

 

Saturdays in July (except for 7/19), 9ish high-energy oldtime country blues/hillbilly band Jumbo Brown (named for a Red Sox-killing Yankee pitcher many decades ago) at Beast of Bourbon

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

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

Sundays at 4 PM fun, hellraising booze-fueled acoustic Americana band Jumbo Brown at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave. (next to Nitehawk Cinema), Williamsburg.

Sundays at 5 PM Durban-born Thuli Dumakude’s African/American music revue features choral group Thokoza – six South African and African women singing classics and obscure material from Southern church gospel to traditional South African Township songs – at the Jackie Onassis Theatre, 120 West 46thStreet between Broadway and 6th Ave., $30/$20 stud/srs

Every Sunday the Ear-Regulars, led by trumpeter Jon Kellso and (frequently) 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 July, 8:30/11 PM the mighty, politically astute, symphonically majestic Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, $30 seats avail

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

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

7/1, 5 PM popular oldtimey Americana road warriors the Howlin Brothers in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

7/1, 7 PM avant jazz chanteuse Janine Nichols’ Semi-Free with guitarist Brandon Ross and violinist Charlie Burnham at Barbes followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at 9 PM at Barbes

7/1, 7 PM moody, intense Irish chamber pop chanteuse Sabrina Piggott at the Path Cafe

7/1 wild, percussion-driven oldschool Afro-Cuban jazz oufit Francisco Mora-Catlett & AfroHORN, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/1-6, 8/10 PM pianist Geri Allen – who’s hit a darkly majestic peak lately – plays a stand at the Stone featuring a whole slew of ensembles, $10. Choice pick: 7/6 at 8 with Laurie Anderson ?!??!

7/1, 8 PM legendary Dominican merengue chanteuse Milly Quezada at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/1, 8:30 PM bassist Lauren Falls leads a septet with Seamus Blake, tenor sax; Lage Lund, guitar; Can Olgun, piano; Jon Challoner, trumpet; Caleigh Drane, cello; Trevor Falls, drums; playing the album release show for her new one The Quiet Fight at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/2, 6 PM a newgrass twinbill with Cricket Tell the Weather followed by the SteelDrivers at Madison Square Park, free.

7/2, 7 PM eclectic, sometimes explosive trumpet improviser Thomas Heberer leads two trios with sets at 7 and 8 at Barbes

7/2-3 and 7/5-6, ex-Muddy Waters blues harp legend James Cotton and Band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $35.

7/2, 8 PM a screening of Mojtaba Mirtahmasb‘s 2004 documentary film Back Vocal, examining the effects of the ban against female singers performing solo or fronting bands or orchestras in Iran. In Farsi with English subtitles. Also showing: Mirtahmasb’s 2008 doc Lady of the Roses, the true story of a woman who helped an entire region in Iran transition away from narcoagriculture. At Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St. downtown, 4th floor, $10/$5 stud/srs.

7/2, 9 PM a doublebill of Greek hash-smoking music: Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos and Que Vlo-ve at Branded Saloon. Dervisi are at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street (just off of 37th Ave) in Jackson Heights on 7/17 at 8:30.

7/2, 10 PM People (guitarist Mary Halvorson, drummer Kevin Shea, multi-instrumentalist Kyle Forester) at Death by Audio. Their new album has horns and vocals, wild and amazing and frequently hilarious stuff.

7/2, 10ish dark Kim Lenz-ish rockabilly band Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at Rodeo Bar.

7/3, 6 PM the pensive, hypnotic acoustic guitar-driven instrumental Threefifty Duo at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/3, 7 PM violinist Ben Sutin‘s Stringency quartet feat. dark, intense cellist Isabel Castellvi at Something Jazz Club, $12

7/3, 7:30 PM intense, soulful guitar-fueled electric blues/jazz with the Marvin Sewell Group at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised.

7/3, 7:30 PM a rare surf night at Fontana’s with the TarantinosNYC followed by the Derangers, $10

7/3, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes.

7/3, 8:30 PM the increasingly dark, southwestern gothic-influenced Jack Grace Band at Hill Country Brooklyn.

7/3, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on 7/31.

7/3, 9/11 PM alto saxophone powerhouse Miguel Zenon leads a quartet with Mario Castro – tenor saxophone; Ricky Rodriguez – bass; Henry Cole – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15. They’re also here on 7/17.

7/3, 11 PM shambling, high-energy punk gospel/soul/hippie rock band the Harmonica Lewinskies (who are mostly guys, actually) at the Knitting Factory, $12.

7/4, 6 PM Pem Roach’s perennially fun C&W/hillbilly band the Brandywine Creek Boys at LIC Bar

7/4, 7:30 PM Willie Rosario y Su Orquesta play oldschool salsa at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/4 how do you bring a crowd out to your club on the 4th of July? Book a couple of acts that aren’t American. At 8 at Barbes there’s Namgar, who sings Buryatian and Mongolian-influenced original tunes, followed at 10 by Colombian funk band Curupira.

7/5, 3ish Mauritanian duskcore chanteuse Noura Mint Seymali at Central Park Summerstage. 7/29 she’s at Joe’s Pub.

7/5, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues.

7/5, 7 PM darkly sardonic art-rock pianist Eve Lesov and her band at the small room at the Rockwood. She’s also at Sidewalk on 7/17 at 9.

7/5, 8 PM a Mexican folk-punk twinbill at Barbes: Radio Jarocho followed at 10 by Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos.

7/5, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 with cinematic instrumentalists Commercial Interruption followed at 10 by the Del Rios, Mexican band Greengo at 11 and then a Dick Dale tribute

7/5, 9ish awesomely trippy latin psych-pop/cumbia band Chicano Batman, Afrobeat dancefloor band Zongo Junction and edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint.

7/5, 9 PM slinky El Jezel bassist Jessica Flanagan and Brian Ray Stearns of dreampop band the Autumns in a rare duo show at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/5, 10:30 PM eclectic pan-latin Los Amigos Invisibles side project Los Crema Paraiso followed by acoustic punk cumbia mavens Very Be Careful at the Mercury, $10.

7/5, 11 PM the torchy female-fronted Carte Blanche Jazz Band plays French, latin and American standards from the swing era at the big room at the Rockwood

7/5, 11:30 PM trumpeter/chanteuse Bria Skonberg leads an oldtimey hot jazz band at Drom, $10.

7/6, 4 PM Canadian piano luminary Stewart Goodyear continues his series of concerts comprising all 32 Beethoven sonatas at Bargemusic; the next in the series is 7/27, same time, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

7/6, 7 PM Mary C & the Stellars play high-voltage retro 60s soul at Pier 1 on the upper west, free– if you like Adele’s voice but find her songs trite and cliched, Mary C will hook you up.

7/6, 7 PM Vanya Zhuk, frontman of Russian punk klezmer band Nayekhovichi followed at 9 by Finnish Romany/Balkan jazz guitarist Olli Soikelli at Barbes.

7/7 Peruvian roots reggae/psychedelic rock band Laguna Pai at the big room at the Rockwood

7/7, 6:30 PM Orbisonesque nuevo noir Nashville pop band Nightmare & the Cat at Central Park Summerstage.

7/7, 8:30 PM intense, piano-based, Aimee Mann-style literate chamber pop with Elizabeth & the Catapult at the big room at the Rockwood

7/7, 8:30 PM the adventurous Cecilia Coleman Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/7, 9:30 PM a rare acoustic show by Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Pete’s

7/8 the Emilio Valdes Quartet with special guest guitarist Mark Whitfield, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/8, 7 PM rising star trombonist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party.

7/8, 7 PM intense, edgily tuneful Texas trumpeter Stan Killian leads a small group at 55 Bar.

7/8 Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group – followed by Brooklyn Bowl, 8 PM, get there before 7 and get in free

7/8, 7:30 PM Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks do their Boardwalk Empire soundtrack with Margot Bingham (playing torch singer Daughter Maitland) and her co-star Stephen DeRosa, singing Eddie Cantor songs, at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/8 wildly popular, exhilararting, Balkan-influenced big band Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – who put out the arguably most relevant album of any NYC band in any style last year – 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/8, 8:30 PM Sifter: Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Matt Wilson, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/8, 9 PM newschool oldtimey music maven Andrew Bird at Central Park Summerstage, doing stuff off his new album of Handsome Family covers. Everybody’s going to this, get there early.

7/8, 9:30 PM a female-fronted Gatsby jazz twinbill: charming oldtimey uke swing band the Ladybugs followed at around 11 by the horn-fueled Carte Blanche Ensemble at Drom, $10. Carte Blanche are back here on 7/22, same deal.

7/8, 10:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls

7/9, noon the diverse Balkan/hip-hop/funky Underground Horns followed by ska/rocksteady party band the Brown Rice Family at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

7/9, 6 PM French/Chileanhip-hop/pop singer Ana Tijoux at Central Park Summerstage

7/9, 7 PM torchy intense vaudevillian oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Church Square Park, Park Ave. & 4th St., Hoboken, free.

7/9, 7 PM cosmopolitan songwriter Jann Klose at Wave Hill in the Bronx. He’s also at at the big room at the Rockwood on 7/12 at 8

7/9, 7:30 PM Cuban son band Cojunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas make their US debut at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/9 lyrical incisive guitarist Nir Felder leads a quartet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/9, 8 PM the NY Phil plays Richard Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel, and Don Juan; Smetana – Vysehrad; and Tschaikovsky – Romeo & Juliet at Prospect Park, free, early arrival advised; closest entry point is the 9th St. entrance. The show repeats on 7/10 at 8 in Cunningham Park in Queens and then 7/11 at 8 on the lawn in Central Park.

7/9, 9 PM intense, brilliantly original alto saxophonist/composer Sarah Manning and band at Caffe Vivaldi

7/9, 10ish the Felice Bros. – the thinking/breathing person’s alternative to the Mumfords, et al. at Webster Hall, $25 tix avail. at the Mercury box ofc M-F 5-7 PM.

7/9, 10 PM Stonesy stoner rock/punk blues band 7horse at Bowery Electric, $12.

7/10, 5:30 PM the amazing, oldtimey Ebony Hillbillies – NYC’s one and only black bluegrass band – at Hill Country Brooklyn

7/10, 7 PM Roosevelt Dime play tongue-in-cheek oldtimey Americana and retro soul originals on a boat at the Brooklyn Waterfront Museum at 290 Conover Street (at Pier 44), Red Hook, $20

7/10, 7;30 PM theh Bang on a Can All-Stars‘ Vicky Chow and David Cossin with Dither Quartet’s Taylor Levine and James Moore play works by Louis Andriessen and Philip Glass at the Jewish Museum, $18/$12 stud/srs

7/10 perennially powerful, tuneful, lyrically relevant Irish rockers Black 47 play their very last Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $30 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc

7/10, 7:30 PM funky, twangy, danceable New Orleans/Brazilian/surf rock band Nation Beat at the Lincoln Center Atrium

7/10, 7:30 PM the Octavio Brunetti Tango Orchestra at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/10, 8 PM bluegrass/newgrass fiddler Kate MacLeod and band at the third stage at the Rockwood, $15 + drink min.

7/10, 8 PM deviously paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette w/ Yotam Silberstein and Jochen Rueckert at Classon Social Club, 807 Classon Ave, Bed-Stuy, 4 to Eastern Parkway. 7/11 Charette is at the Fat Cat at 10:30 with Brandon Lewis and Avi Rothbard.

7/10, 9ish guitarist Danny Weiss’ and singer Mary Olive Smith’s oldschool country harmony crew Reckon So at Beast of Bourbon.

7/10, 9:30 PM wild, intense newgrass/punkgrass band the Brothers Comatose at the Bell House, $10

7/10, 10 PM diverse, female-fronted Romany/Balkan/noir jazz outfit Dodo Orchestra at Drom, $10.

7/10, 10:30 PM edgy, noir-inclined saxophonist Nick Hempton leads his quartet at Smalls.

7/10, 11 PM the Brighton Beat jam out psychedelic jazzy Afrobeat grooves at the big room at the Rockwood

7/11 the Core Trio: Thomas Helton, bass, and Seth Paynter, saxophone, play a CD release concert with Joe Hertenstein on drums and guest artist Matthew Shipp, piano at Shapeshifter Lab.

7/11, 6 PM purist jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter – who has a meticulously nuanced, noirish new album out – with her group at 55 Bar.

7/11, 7 PM the Bohemian Trio: Yosvany Terry, saxophone & chékere;Yves Dharamraj, cello; Orlando Alonso, piano play their inimitable mashup of standard classical, tango, jazz, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

7/11, 7 PM Absinthe Heroes, “A one-man steampunk musical by Jeff Mach; music by Psyche Corporation, musical adaptation by Robare James Pruyn-Bush. A satirical tale of an airship race, mad science, and a chocolatier gone bad,” at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

7/11, 7:30 PM haunting, soaring ghazal chanteuse Falu and band with special guest Chris Washburne on trombone at the Rubin Museum of Art, $22.50 adv tix rec.

7/11, 8 PM the first of two killer Americana nights at Union Hall: the banjo-fueled Alex Mallett Band, harmony-driven acoustic Nashville gothic haunters Bobtown, deviously oldtimey swing jazz crew Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band and high-energy oldtime country blues/hillbilly band Jumbo Brown (named for the guy who was a proto-Mariano Rivera many decades ago) headlining at around 11, $10

7/11, 8 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Rock Shop, $10.

7/11, 9ish psychedelically bouncy Peruvian/French/Brooklyn surf band Chicha Libre followed at around 11 by French/Chileanhip-hop/pop singer Ana Tijoux at Europa in Greenpoint.

7/11, 9 PM smart, tunefully anthemic, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/11, 9/11 PM edgy, tuneful guitarist Mike Moreno leads a quartet with Jon Cowherd – piano; Matt Brewer – bass; Adam Cruz – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22.

7/11, 10 PM oud-driven Middle Eastern band Baharat at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/11, 10 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka at Littlefield, $8.

7/11, 10 PM fiery southwestern gothic/paisley underground psychedelic band Girl to Gorilla at the Delancey, $8.

7/11, 10:30 PM eclectic, fun, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette‘s Organ Quintet at the Fat Cat.

7/11-12, 10:30 PM tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake leads a killer quintet with David Kikoski on piano and Lage Lund on guitar followed on the 11th at one in the morning by trombonist Dave Gibson‘s oldschool soul-jazz band at Smalls.

7/11, 11 PM brilliantly lyrical, dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Pete’s.

7/12, 1 PM wild, eclectic, jam-oriented female-fronted worldbeat/klezmer band Metropolitan Klezmer at Pier 42, along the East River between the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges, enter at Montgomery St or through Corlears Hook Park at Cherry St

7/12, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet- Anders Nilsson – guitar; David Ambrosio – bass; Satoshi Takeishi – drums and Tim Keiper – percussion followed at 6 by Sway Machinery leader Jeremiah Lockwood and then at 8 by Colombian chanteuse Lucia Pulido at Barbes.

7/12, 5ish dark mostly-female, reverbtoned country/garage/surf band Those Darlins amidst a brain-deadening mix of boring indie bands at South St. Seaport, free.

7/12, 7 PM Mark Peskanov, violin; Evan Drachman, cello; Doris Stevenson, piano play Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69; Sonata for violin and piano No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96; Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D. 929, Op. 100 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15

7/12, 7:30 PM brilliant Romany jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel and band at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/12, 7:30 PM the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra with special guest James Carter play an Illinois Jacquet tribute at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/12, 8 PM a killer south-of-the-border lineup put together by the Barbes folks: all-female, ostensibly aphrodisiac Mexican folk orchestra Mariachi Flor de Toloache, metal cumbia monsters MAKU Soundsystem, psychedelically bouncy Peruvian/French/Brooklyn surf band Chicha Libre and eclectic pan-latin Los Amigos Invisibles side project Los Crema Paraiso at Drom, $10.

7/12, 8 PM the second of two killer Americana nights at Union Hall: edgy, sometimes haunting original Americana chanteuse Jan Bell & the all-female Maybelles, the oldtimey Sara Bouchard & the Salt Parade and then bluegrass fiddle star Melody Allegra and band headlining at around 11, $10

7/12, 8 PM a rare small-room gig by wildly popular progressive jazz heroes Kneebody at Subculture, $20, adv tix highly rec.

7/12, 8:15 PM songwriter/guitarist Allysen Callery sings her intricately pensive, often haunting “ghost folk” followed eventually at 10 by Catfox‘s female-fronted circus rock at Pete’s.

7/12, 8:30 PM pianist Rema Hasumi and her Trio + theatrical. elegant, pan-Asian composer/singer Jen Shyu (voice, Taiwanese moon lute, gayageum) & violist Mat Maneri at I-Beam, $!0.

7/12, 9 PM the trippy, Afrobeat-inclined CSC Funk Band at the Gutter, $10

7/12, 9 PM “EuroGrass” at the Jalopy: Ireland’s Vincent Cross and Swiss duo Mala & FyrMoon, $!5

7/12, 9 PM the Lyres – no idea how much the second-wave garage rock legends have left in the tank if at all – at Grand Victory, $12

7/12, 9:30 PM edgy lyrically-driven alt-country band Butchers Blind followed by Marahdoing their Pennsylvania Mountain Minstrelsy acoustic oldtimey project at Bowery Electric.

7/12, 11 PM wildly guitar-driven psychedelic female-fronted power trio Devi at the Lamp Post, 382 2nd St (b/w Brunswick & Monmouth), Jersey City, free, just a 10-minute walk from the Grove St. Path station.

7/13, 3 PM avant garde pickup group “Bang on Ja-pan” at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum adm.

7/13, 4 PM pianist Jeffrey Swann plays Ives Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord Mass;”Chopin Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15.

7/13, 6 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo at 55 Bar

7/13, 7 PM Orquesta SSC  play oldschool salsa dura at Pier 1 on the upper west, free.

7/13, 8 PM torchy oldtimey jazz chanteuse Carsie Blanton and band at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 min.

7/13, 8 PM Lea Bertucci (solo amplified bass clarinet, yum), and Bhob Rainey (solo soprano sax) improvise at Jack, $10.

7/13, 8:30 PM the Breeders’ Carrie Bradley solo followed by a rare solo show by charismatic ghoulabilly/retro rock monster Reid Paley upstairs at 2A

7/14, 6 PM hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimer/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at 55 Bar.

7/14, 7:30 PM the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players perform works by Joseph Martin Kraus – the “Swedish Mozart” – plus Viennese baroque composer Joachim Nikolas Eggert and Schubert at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St, $10 tix avail.

7/14, 8 PM the NY Phil with Joshua Bell, violin play Nielsen – Maskrade Overture; Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1; Grieg – selections from Pier Gynt; Liszt – Les Preludes, on the lawn in Central Park. The concert repeats 7/15 at 8 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

7/14, 8:30 PM Kyle Saulnier’s lush, shapeshifting, fascinating Awakening Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/14, 9:30 PM Tatiana Eva-Marie and the Avalon Jazz Band‘s pretty self-explanatory Bastille Day Swing show at Joe’s Pub, $14

7/14, 10:15 PM diverse, catchy, tersely lyrical acoustic rock/oldtime/jazz-influenced songwriter Shannon Pelcher at the Delancey

7/15 Roman Diaz & El Gallo Mistico, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/15, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra play Beethoven works including Symphony No. 1 at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

7/15-16 guitarist Julian Lage leads a trio with Scott Colley on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

7/15-20, 8/10 PM dark surfy Israeli guitar monster Eyal Maoz has a residency at the Stone with a wild series of groups, $15. Choice pick: the 7/15 10 PM show with his “crazy slavic band” with Frank London, Briggan Krauss and others, and the 7/19 show with John Zorn’s Abraxas (whose latest album is off the hook).

7/15-20 lyrical piano jazz luminary Fred Hersch leads his trio at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25

7/15, 8:30 PM Jack Grace’s sick, hilarious Van Halen country cover band Van Hayride followed by slyly sultry C&W/torchsong trio Puss N Boots – Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and bassist Catherine Popper – at the Bell House, $25 adv tix a must. Van Hayride are also at Rodeo Bar the next night, 7/16 at around 10:30.

7/15-19, 8:30/11 PM bassist Ben Allison and Group with Ted Nash, Jeremy Pelt, Steve Cardenas, Rudy Royston at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

7/15, 9 PM this era’s most poignant voice in country and Americana, Laura Cantrell at le Poisson Rouge, $25. She’s at the the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 7/16, same time, same price.

7/15, 9 PM purist oldschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/16, noon amusing chamber ensemble Yut & the Hot Four – who do tongue-in-cheek covers of Coldplay and such – followed by the sax-driven Asylum Quartet at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

7/16, 6 PM the No BS Brass Band followed by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/16, 7 PM jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson and group at Madison Square Park, free.

7/16, 8 PM Icelandic glamrocker Ívar Páll Jónsson and band at the big room at the Rockwood

7/16, 7 PM brilliant Americana guitarist/singer Ann Klein plays the album release for her excellent new one Tumbleweed Symphony followed eventually at 9 by  wild, intense newgrass/punkgrass band the Brothers Comatose  ($10 cover) at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/16, 7 PM theatrical oldschool torch/jazz/soul personality Queen Esther and the Hot 5 on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library.

7/16, 8 PM pyrotechnic Middle Eastern-inspired electric violinist Elektra Kurtis and band at Symphony Space, $22 adv tix rec.

7/16, 9 PM wickedly lyrical Americana songwriter Marcellus Hall (ex-Railroad Jerk and White Hassle) at the Knitting Factory, $12

7/16, 9 PM eclectic, soaring alt-country siren/songwriter Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Union Pool, $8

7/17, noon oldschool reggae/soul/pop legends Third World at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free.

7/17, noon Hammond B3 jazz organist Gary Schaeffer and his combo at South St. Seaport

7/17, 6 PM the James Carter Organ Trio followed eventually at 8 by well-loved oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist/soul singer Robert Cray on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/17, 6 PM Dandy Wellington & His Band play oldtimey swing at South St. Seaport

7/17, 7 PM psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $!0

7/17, 7 and 9 PM sharp, the world premiere of the documentary film Sound & Chaos – The Story of BC Studio, chronicling producer Martin Bisi‘s legendary Brooklyn digs, which churned out a gazillion legendary/obscure albums, at Anthology Film Archives.

7/17, 7 PM oldtimey acoustic country/blues hellraisers the Wiyos (whose latest, Wizard of Oz-inspired psychedelic rock album is improbably amazing) at Wagner Park.

7/17, 7:30 PM Japanese Romany/Balkan/psychedelic circus rock band the Dolomites at Drom, $6 adv tix rec

7/17-20 trumpeter Sean Jones leads a killer quartet playing material from his excellent new album with pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Obed Calvaire, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday

7/17 intriguing, atmospheric, intense singer Emilie Weibel plays her bday show at Shapeshifter Lab.

add7/17, 9 PM intense, historically-inspired, fearlessly political folk noir songwriter/banjoist Curtis Eller at Rèst Âü Ránt, 30-01 35th Ave., Astoria

7/17, 9 PM 90s Brooklyn hardcore hip-hop nostalgia: Mobb Deep at Highbridge Park in Queens.

7/17, 10 PM purist oldschool Chicago-style blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker at Terra Blues.

7/18, 7:20 PM the Cassatt String Quartet with guest Meta Weiss on cello performs Daniel S. Godfrey’s cello quintet, “To Mourn, To Dance” plus Dvorak’s “American” string quartet, and Borodin’s “Nocturne” at Bryant Park, free.

7/17, 8 PM brilliant steel guitar player Raphael McGregor leads his eclectic band at at Freddy’s.

7/17, 9:30 PM fiery lyrical third-stream soul-jazz chanteuse/pianist Nicole Zuraitis at Caffe Vivaldi.

7/18, 6 PM sly saloon blues band the Undigables: Ollie Boy Lester on vocals; Tony Ormond on guitar, Jan Kjaer on keys, Ray France on bass, Nat Seeley on drums at 55 Bar.

7/18, 7:30 harmony-driven oldtimey/Americana string band road warriors the Hackensaw Boys at the Bell House, $15.

7/18, 8 PM art-rock keyboardist/songwriter Matt Kanelos – whose edgy, hypnotic new album is excellent – at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 min.

7/18-20, 8:30 PM/10 PM lyrical pianist Matt Mitchell leads a series of groups at I-Beam, $!0

7/18, 9 PM explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at the Jalopy, $10.

7/18, 9 PM explosively funky, percussive bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

7/18, 9/10:30 PM drummer Tom Rainey leads a trio with Mary Halvorson on guitar and Ingrid Laubrock on sax at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

7/18, 9:45 PM smart, politically-charged, assaultively creepy chromatic punk/metal bandMillstead plays the album release for their new one, Harlem, at Bowery Electric

7/18, 10:30 PM 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 Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires at the Mercury, $10.

7/18, 10:30ish a rare reunion of hellraising, politically astute Americana rockers the Hangdogs (who were sort of the Dead Kennedys of highway rock) at Rodeo Bar.

7/18, 11 PM intense dark rocker Lorraine Leckie at Sidewalk. She and her Canadian gothic band ripped the roof off this place the last time they played here.

7/18, 11:30 PM psychedelic, Middle Eastern-tinged ex-Monotonix guitarist Yonatan Gat and band at Baby’s All Right, free.

7/19, 1 PM pyrotechnic avant garde piano titan Kathleen Supove plays works by Jacob TV, Missy Mazzoli, Carolyn Yarnell, Randall Woolf and Neil Rolnick at Mannes College concert hall, 150 W 85th St, between Amsterdam and Columbus, free

7/19, 4 PM dark Syd Barrett/Stooges-influenced neo garage rockers Obits at Union Pool, free, get there early, this will get crowded fast.

7/19, 7 PM torchy intense vaudevillian oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues.

7/19, 7 PM, repeating on 7/20 at 4 PM, Mark Peskanov, violin; Sam Magill, cello; Beth Levin, piano play Haydn Piano Trio in E- flat minor, Hob. XV: 31, Jacob’s Dream; Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67; Florent Schmitt Chant Élégiaque, Op. 24; Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15.

7/19, 7:30/9:30 PM explosive, wickedly tuneful trumpeter Pete Rodriguez leads his sensational latin jazz band at Ginny’s Supper Club, $25.

7/19, 7:30 PM explosive 70+ member all-female samba reggae drum troupe BatalaNYC outdoors at the Bronx Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd , 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street or the Bx19 bus.

7/19, 8 PM Greek oud virtuoso (and dark psychedelic rocker) Mavrothi Kontanis and band at Barbes

7/19, 8 PM a killer Bastille Day triplebill at the Jalopy: torchy sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner & Parlour Game, the similarly sultry retro Franco-American chamber pop band les Chauds Lapins and then Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation playing witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics, $10

7/19, 8 PM creepy noir Americana/ghoulabilly band the Goddamn Gallows at the Knitting Factory, $12.

7/19-20, 8/10 PM jazz drum icon Jeff “Tain” Watts leads his latest band at Iridium, $25

7/19, 9 PM catchy, lyrically edgy female-fronted powerpop/new wave band Changing Modes – one of NYC’s best bands – play the album release show for their new new wave album at Bowery Electric.

7/19, 10 PM accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/19, 10 PM ornate 80s-influenced anthemic chamber-pop band Overlord at the Delancey, $8.

7/19, 10 PM anthemic, socially aware, Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/20, noon, accordion-fueled Colombian folk music stars Las Alegres Ambulancias plus the FolkColumbia Allstars in Corona Park out back of the Queens Museum, near what’s left of the Globosphere, free

7/20, 4 PM Judy Collins and a bunch of people from the folk circuit playing a Pete Seeger tribute at Damrosch Park

7/20, 6ish the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Queensbridge Park.

7/20, 7 PM haunting southwestern gothic rock from former Industrial Tepee frontman Tom Shaner and band at LIC Bar

7/20, 8 PM fun, purist, oldtimey bluegrass/string band Tumbling Bones at the Jalopy.

7/20, 9 PM lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino at the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, 532 W. 27th St (between 10th and 11th Ave). 7/31 they’re at Barbes at 10 on a heavenly chamber-pop doublebill with brilliant cellist/bandleader Serena Jost starting the evening at 8.

7/20, 9 PM noir, lurid, historically rich, lyrically intense Americana: powerhouse songwriter/banjoist Curtis Eller at Branded Saloon

7/20, 10ish captivating southwestern gothic/oldtime blues/Americana songwriter Melaena Cadiz plays the album release show for her new one at Glasslands, $10.

7/20, 10 PM the Milkman’s Union’s Jeff Beam brings his mostly acoustic lo-fi psychedelia to Pete’s.

7/21 Brandi & the Alexanders play torchy oldschool soul at Bowery Electric

7/21, 7 PM a Pete Seeger tribute at Central Park Summerstage with Amanda Palmer, Steve Earle, Anti-Flag (acoustic?!?) and a whole slew of singer-songwriters.

7/21, 7:30 PM eclectic lead guitar monster/powerpop/Americana tunesmith Homeboy Steve Antonakos plays the album release show for his new one at the Parkside.

7/21, 8 PM gently intense, deviously psychedelic, amazingly eclectic Austin-based Americana/jazz chanteuse/guitarist Jenifer Jackson and band at the small room at the Rockwood; the ostensibly aphrodisiac Mariachi Flor de Toloache make an unlikely but good segue across the hall at the big room at 9.

7/21, 8:30 PM the peak-era Ellington-inspired Neal Kirkwood Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/21, 8:30 PM avant garde violin viper Ana Milosaljevic and ensemble at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

7/21, 9 PM edgy, surfy Brazilian psychedelic cumbia band Saulo Duarte e a Unidade at Barbes

7/21, 10 PM Heroes of Toolik play deceptively catchy, hypnotically growling, post-Velvets grooves at the Silent Barn.

7/22, noon surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers – whose new album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun, at at South St. Seaport. They’re also at Otto’s at 9 on 7/23.

7/22, 7 PM Moris Cañate and accordion-fueled Colombian folk music stars Las Alegres Ambulancias play a free show at El Taller Latino Americano, 2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor (@104th St

7/22, 7 PM Dakha Band play Balkan/Mediterranean/Romany sounds at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, free. They’re at Joe’s Pub on 7/27 at 9:30 for $14

7/22 trumpeter Brian Lynch & Spheres of Influence, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/22, 7:30 PM well-loved indie classical orchestra the Knights play works by Ljova, Ligeti, Bartok and Stravinsky (plus a stinker from the indie rock catalog) at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

7/22, 7:30 PM popular, raspy-voiced alt-country/highway rock bandleader Mary McBride at Joe’s Pub, $25. You could see her for free at Lakeside ten years ago.

7/22, 8 PM diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at the small room at the Rockwood

7/22-27 extrovert jazz drum genius Rudy Royston‘s 303 Sextet with Nadje Noordhuis on trumpet, Jon Irabagon on sax, Sam Harris on piano, Nir Felder on guitar, Mimi Jones on bass at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

7/22, 9/11 PM drummer Ted Poor leads a quartet with Bill McHenry – saxophone; Josh Roseman – trombone; Ben Street – bass at the Jazz Gallery, $15

7/22, 10 PM oldschool skronk central: DNA guitar legend Arto Lindsay w/ Melvin Gibbs on bass, Paul Wilson on keyboards, and Kassa Overall on drums at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

7/23, noon an oldtimey swing twinbill: the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn followed by Evansville, Indiana bluegrass band the Good Morning Nags at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

7/23, 7 PM guitarist Marcos Vigio’s nocturnal Brazilian band Forroteria on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library

7/23, 7:30 PM Michael Stuart y Su Tremendo followed by a performance of latin jazz maven Larry Harlow’s Hommy: A Latin Opera (first NYC staging in 30 years) with a full symphony orchestra and choir at Damrosch Park, free.

7/23 up-and-coming third-stream pianist Pascal LeBoeuf leads a sextet with Donny McCaslin and Miguel Zenon plus Linda Oh on bass, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

7/23, 8 PM powerhouse New Orleans gospel trombonist/crooner/shouter Glen David Andrews at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

7/23, 9 PM tuneful, edgy Colombian jazz pianist Carolina Calvache and her trio at Something Jazz Club, $10.

7/23, 9 PM the Jazz Passengers‘ sardonic alto sax sage Roy Nathanson and band at Seeds in Bed-Stuy.

7/23, 10:30 PM lush, intense, artfully orchestrated psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange at Sidewalk.

7/23, 11 PM trombonist/crooner Dave Smith’s sly boudoir soul group Smoota at Union Pool, $8

7/24, half past noon the self-explanatory Gypsy Jazz Caravan outdoors at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., free.

7/24, 5 PM psychedelic hammered dulcimer band House of Waters followed by intense, funky Indian brass band Red Baraat at Theatre Square in Newark, free

7/24, 7 PM the Debutante Hour‘s deviously literate, sardonic Susan Hwang presents songs from her work in progress “Let Her Suffer – My mother’s lipstick and other lies” at Barbes.

7/24, 8 PM smartly intense, hypnotic, groove-oriented, politically-fueled, Middle Eastern-tinged Malagasy singer Razia Said and band at Ginny’s Supper Club, $20.

7/24, 9/11 PM guitarist Miles Okazaki leads a quartet with Donny McCaslin – saxophone; Francois Moutin – bass; Dan Weiss – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

7/24, 9:30 PM ageless 80s punk-pop/powerpopmeisters Teenage Fanclub at Pier 84 at 12th Ave/43rd St.

7/24, 10 PM intrepid, wryly humorous oldschool acoustic folk-punk songwriter Donna Susan at Desmond’s

7/24 dark lo-fi psych/noise band the Wytches at the Mercury, $12; 7/25 they’re at Glasslands at 9ish for the same price.

7/24, 10 PM a rare low-key, stripped down acoustic show by darkly lyrical art-rock songwriter Paul Megna of the Oxygen Ponies at Pete’s.

7/24, 10:30ish soaring, intense original all-female Americana band Jan Bell & the Maybelles at Rodeo Bar

7/25, 6 PM, repeating on 7/26, 2 PM members of Contemporaneous, the Crossing, Face the Music, Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, JACK Quartet and other groups premiere John Luther Adams’ new dance soundtrack Sila: The Breath of the World on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free.

7/25, 7:30 PM quirky, punk-inspired, lyrical female-fronted Persian psychedelic band Abjeez at Drom, $10 adv.

7/25, 7:30 PM lush, dreamy yet kinetic Hawaiian/Mauian folk band Hapa at Subculture, $30 adv tix rec.

7/25, 7:30 PM socially aware, oldtimey-flavored, female-fronted Americana band 2/3 Goat at Hill Country Brooklyn.

7/26, 7:30 PM cello jazz with the Akua Dixon Quartet followed at 8:30 PM by a screening of Adam Kahan’s Rahsaan Roland Kirk biopic The Case of the Three Sided Dream on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free, early arrival advised

7/25, 7:30 PM indie classical night at Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Eighth Blackbird play works by Andy Akiho, Gyorgi Ligeti and David Lang followed by FLUX Quartet doing parts of Annie Gosfield’s The Spectators and then violinist Pauline Kim Harris playing John Zorn’s Passagen, plus dancers, at Damrosch Park, free.

7/25 8 PM wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties -who’re going in a harder-rocking direction lately- at Coco 66

7/25, 9 PM the Roulette Sisters’ badass resonator guitarist Mamie Minch and Brain Cloud’s frontwoman Tamar Korn sing a duo show followed by the raucous 19th century-style oldtimey string band the Four O’Clock Flowers doing the album release show for their new one at the Jalopy, $10

7/25, 9 PM smart, guitarishly excellent, historically-inspired rock songwriter Elisa Flynn at Picasso Machinery, 35 Broadway, South Williamsburg, J/M to Marcy Ave.

7/25, 9ish oldschool Max’s Kansas City-style proto-punk rockers the New York Junk followed at 11ish by garage/powerpop allstar band the Split Squad at Bowery Electric

7/25, 9 PM sunny, authentically Caribbean rocksteady and ska with the charmingly female-fronted Big Takeover followed by roots reggae band Royal Khaoz at Shrine.

7/25, 10 PM dark female-fronted soul band Shenandoah & the Night at Pete’s.

7/26, 3 PM oldschool roots reggae crooner Junior Reid followed by newschool dancehall guy Chronixx at Central Park Summerstage.

7/26, 4 PM Ethiopian jazz pioneer Mahmoud Ahmed at Pioneer Works, 159 Conover St in Red Hook, $20

7/26, 7 PM eclectic chanteuse Mavis Swan Poole’s oldschool psychedelic soul/funk band Soul Understated play the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/26, 7:30 PM the haunting, charismatic, blues-infused king of noir New York rock songwriting, LJ Murphy and his band the Accomplices at Sidewalk.

7/26, 8:30 PM smart, politically-charged, assaultively creepy chromatic punk/metal band Millsted at the Flat, 308 Hooper St. in South Williamsburg, J/M to Hewes St.

7/26, 9 PM John Sharples (aka Reggie Mental of the Spunk Lads) hosts his typically excellent, eclectic Saturday night at Freddy’s with psychededelic,Beatlesque janglerockers Love Camp 7 doing a rare acoustic show followed at 10 by crystalline-voiced Americana singer, Rebecca Turner, oldtimey, historically-obsessed, cleverly amusing chanteuse Robin Aigner and Noah Harley (from Tik Tok) at 11 and at midnight, Beefheart cover band Admiral Porkbrain.

7/26, 9 PM ten-piece country/circus/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy.

7/26, 9 PM mesmerizing, soaring, intense art-rock pianist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

7/26, 9ish carnivalesque Romany punk band the Butcher Knives at the Mercury.

7/26, 9 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Tammany Hall, $10

7/26, 9/11 PM saxophonist Matana Roberts leads a quartet with Liberty Ellman – guitar; Kevin Tkacz – bass; Ches Smith – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22.

7/26, 10 PM the Roulette Sisters’ badass resonator guitarist and delta blues/oldtime hillbilly music maven Mamie Minch at Barbes.

7/26, 10 PM Certain General lead guitarist Phil Gammage’s darker, more blues-infused band the Rebel Factory at the Ding Dong Lounge at 106th and Columbus Ave., free

7/27, 1 PM the Vox Novus chamber ensemble plays works by up-and-coming composers including Benjamin Boone, Kenneth Froelich, Joshua Marquez, Rain Worthington, Octavio Vazquez, Anna Aidinian, and Joseph Bohigian at Jan Hus Church
351 E 74th St, free

7/27, 1 PM a free screening of the Serbian brass band documentary Brasslands plus films TBD at the Bunim amphitheatre (across the street from the Walter Reade Theatre) at Lincoln Center.

7/27, 3ish the Zulu Nation‘s legendary first-wave hip-hop Rock Steady Crew at Central Park Summerstage

7/27, 5 PM haunting, intense Nashville gothic songwriter Jessie Kilguss and her band at the small room at the Rockwood

7/27, 5 PM Israeli/Andalucian crooner Emil Zrihan followed by Cuban salseros Pupy y Los Que Son Son, and then explosive live bhangra funk band Red Baraat at Damrosch Park, free.

7/27, 6 PM surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers – whose new album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun, at Sidewalk

7/27, 7:30 PM first-wave reggae-punk legends the Subhumans at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

7/27, 8 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers followed at 9 by Romany jazz guitar powerhouse Stephane Wrembel at Barbes.

7/27, 11:30 PM SisterMonk play their high-energy worldbeat/punk/funk at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/28, 8:30 PM the trombone-fueled, colorful David White Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/28, 9ish golden age hip-hop legends Onyx at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $15.

7/28, 9 PM spot-on purist Australian bluegrass band Mustered Courage at Hill Country

7/28, 9:30 PM irresistibly fun Peruvian-style psychedelic cumbia band Moneco sub for Chicha Libre at Barbes.

7/28, 11 PM psychedelic latin soul maven Damien Quinones y Su Conjunto at the Way Station.

7/29, noon cellist Eric Cooper and violinist Sean Cunningham at South St. Seaport

7/29, 3 PM moody, intense Irish chamber pop chanteuse Sabrina Piggott at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/29, 5 PM Fela cover band Chop & Quench in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

7/29, 6 PM pianist Moira LoBianco plays music of Erik Satie – the ragtime and the scary stuff – at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

7/29, 7 PM ska trombone star Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

7/29 Cuban diva Melvis Santa, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/29, 8 PM pianist Polly Ferman and GlamourTango at Queens Theatre in the Park, $30.

7/29-8/3 Henry Threadgill‘s Zooid at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25. Whoah – has this AACM-era titan ever played there before? Could be especially wild.

7/30, 6 PM an awesome global twinbill at Madison Square Park, free: Forro in the Dark‘s slinky nocturnal Brazilian sounds followed by explosive, horn-driven Ethiopiques grooves from Debo Band

7/30, 6:30 PM amazingly cool Houston gospel/funk/soul band the Jones Family Singers at Damrosch Park, free.

7/30, 7 PM smart, eclectic, subtly powerful songwriter Kjersti Kveli – who’s just as interesting with ancient Nordic folk as she is with elegant chamber pop – at LIC Bar

7/30, 7 PM the Plumbers featuring Hoboken legend Gene Turonis play “Tex-Mex-Calypso-billy” at Church Square Park, Park Ave. & 4th St., Hoboken, free.

7/30, 8 PM well-loved, irrepressible Canadian grasscore/Americana string band the Duhks at Subculture, $17 adv tix rec.

7/31, 7 PM legendary soul siren Bettye LaVette – whose reinventions of Beatles classics are amazing – at Wagner Park

7/31, 7 PM 60s latin soul legend Joe Bataan at Clove Lakes Park, Forest Ave. and Victory Blvd on Staten Island. 8/6, 7 PM he’s at East River Park at 7.

7/31, 7 PM Essence of Nostalgia feat. pianist Lafayette Harris, Jr. and some excellent harmony singers transcend the oldies category with soulful takes on classic Motown and soul at the Triad, 158 W 72nd St. (Broadway/Amsterdam), $20 + 2-drink min.

7/31, 7:30 PM eclectic, smart, haunting, politically-fueled pan-latin rock songwriter Ani Cordero (once of Bee & Flower and Cordero) at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised.

7/31-8/3 postbop piano legend Kenny Barron leads a quartet featuring Stefon Harris on vibes and marimba 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

7/31, 8 PM unpredictable, quirky art-rock/avant garde pianist/songwriter Karen Mantler plays the album release show for her new one Business is Bad at Subculture, $15 adv tix rec.

7/31, 9 PM violinist Carla Kihlstedt’s creepy art-rock band Rabbit Rabbit at Union Hall, $6.

7/31, 9 PM intense chanteuse Michelle Casillas’ long-running powerpop band Ursa Minor at Bowery Electric, $10.

7/31, 9 PM deviously fun cabaret/chamber pop singer Grace McLean & Them Apples at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/31, 9 PM catchy, rhythmic indie classical twinbill: the Kraken Quartet and Ensemble Et Al at Spectrum, $10

7/31, 11 PM hilarious, deviously subversive punk comedienne/agitator/personality/songwriter Killer Killy Dwyer with her stiletto wit and loop pedal at Sidewalk.

7/31, 11 PM the Far East play dub reggae jams at Shrine.

8/1-3 state-of-the-art piano jazz: the Kenny Barron Quartet featuring Stefon Harris on vibes at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30

8/1, 7:30 PM pianist/composer and Astor Piazzolla collaborator Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble play their new dance score at Damrosch Park, free.

8/1, 7:30 PM Cuban and Puerto Rican oldschool salsa sounds: the Pedrito Martinez group followed by Jimmy Bosch y Sus Estrellas at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/1, 8 PM wild, humungous (we’re talking 40-piece) Balkan/circus rock band Mucca Pazza at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

8/1-3, 8:30 PM it’s Mary Halvorson Fest at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min. Choice pick: the 8/3 duo sets with the singularly brilliant, intense guitarist dueling it out with a similarly witty, assaultive sparring partner, saxophonist Jon Irabagon.

8/1, 8:45 PM intense cellist/songwriter Meaghan Burke at Spectrum, $15.

8/1, 9 PM a tribute to Memphis Minnie & Mississippi John Hurt feat. Jan Bell, Rashad Brown, Dylan Charles, Karen Dahlstrom, Queen Esther, Feral Foster, Tamar Korn, Stephanie Leyton, Eli Smith and other usual suspects at the Jalopy, $10

8/1, 10:30 PM amazing Israeli Ethopian roots reggae jamband Zvuloon Dub System play their farewell NYC show at Meridian 23

8/2, 2 PM the Deno’s Wonder Wheel Music Marathon at Coney Island on the boardwalk in front of the Wonder Wheel featuring lots of surf bands. There’s another on 8/16, same time, lineup TBA

8/2, 5ish the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John at Central Park Summerstage.

8/2, 7:30 PM Bay area Romany jazz guitar band Gaucho with special guest pianist Gordon Webster at Joe’s Pub, $23

8/2, 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.

8/2, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock shindig at Otto’s has creepy horror surf band the Chillers followed by twangy purists the Brigantines at 10, at 11 PM the amazing Middle Eastern/Greek psychedelic sounds of the Byzan-Tones and all-purpose instrumentalists Band of Tribes sometime around midnight.

8/2, 9 PM the guy who made Quentin Tarantino famous, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

8/2, 1 AM mandolinist/composer Vivian Li and the Pickled Campers (well technically it’s Sun 8/3 early in the morning) at the small room at the Rockwood. They’re playing the album release show for their eclectic, exciting, sophisticated new Americana album at GSI studios in Chelsea on 8/16.

8/3, 1 PM Turkish cooner Ahmet Erdogdular, classical Arabic choral ensembleShashmaqam, Afghani rubabist Quraishi, and the Crimean Tatars on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free

8/3, 7 PM the Cita Rodriguez Orchestra with special guests Pete Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, Tito Allen, Herman Olivera, Adalberto Santiago, Willie Torres, Eddie Montalvo, andRay Martinez plus the Alma Moyo Drummers play a tribute to salsa legend Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez at Damrosch Park, free.

8/3, 9 PM powerhouse lyricist, nimble guitarist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper – who’s gone in a dark Americana direction lately – at 2A.

8/4, 5ish a killer Americana/punkgrass jamband twinbill: Spirit Family Reunion followed by the Old Crow Medicine Show (whose latest album is typically excellent) at Central Park Summerstage, early arrival (3 PM) a must

8/4, 7:30 PM oldschool hip-hop nostalgia: Kool Moe Dee, Rob Base, Biz Markie and Roxanne Shante at Wingate Field in Crown Heights. KMD still battling with Kool J? Roxanne still wondering why UTFO had to write a song about her? Will the Biz try to sing or just spin records?

8/4-9, 8 PM the New York Concert Opera with intense German-American baritone Ulrich Hartung and a chamber ensemble led by Stefan Kozinski  present a new, insightful politically-charged interpretation of the iconic Schubert Winterreise song cycle in a multimedia performance at the Black Box Theatre, 82 Washington Square East, $10/$5 stud/srs.

8/4, 9 PM tuneful pan-Latin pianist Leo Genovese with Dan Blake on saxophones and Nat Mugavero on drums at Spectrum, $15

8/4, 9:30 PM devious all-female indie classical bassoon quartet the Breaking Winds at Pete’s. 8/8, 7 PM they’re at Joe’s Pub

8/5 the David Virelles Trio, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/5 lyrical progressive jazz balladry: Becca Stevens – voice, guitar; Liam Robinson – accordion and keyboards; Chris Tordini – bass; Jordan Perlson – drums and percussion at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20

8/5, 7:30 PM piano duo Christina & Michelle Naughton play works by Ravel, Milhaud, John Adams and their new arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

8/5, 7:30 PM pianist Burton Greene plays an album release show with trombonist Reut Regev’s R*time quartet at Spectrum, $15

8/5, 8 PM psychedelic salsa legends Tipica ’73 at East River Park.

8/6, 1 PM SisterMonk play their high-energy worldbeat/punk/funk at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

8/6, 7 PM psychedelic funkmeisters (and meistress) Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Madison Square Park, free.

8/6, 8 PM pyrotechnic electric blues guitarist/bandleader Ana Popovic at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec. She can shred but she’s got soul.

8/6, 8:30 PM Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell at Damrosch Park, free.

8/6, 10ish Syrian crooner Omar Souleyman and his Middle Eastern dancefloor grooves at Glasslands, $16

8/7, 7 PM the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of ageless shredder Marshall Allen at Wagner Park

8/7, 7:30 PM Tift Merritt plays a rare intimate duo show with guitar/pedal steel genius Eric Heywood at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

8/7-10 the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – one of the funnest bands around, with a fat tuba groove, soul horns and live hip-hop beats at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 on the weekend

8/7, 7:30 PM wild Indian-influenced saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and ensemble play their new ballet soundtrack at Damrosch Park, free.

8/8, 7 PM devious all-female bassoon quartet the Breaking Winds followed by the equally devious, fun Threeds Oboe Trio playing the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $20

8/8, 7:30 PM the Campbell Brothers play a “Sacred Steel Love Supreme” (their new arrangement of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme) at Damrosch Park, free

8/8-9, 8 PM New Orleans legends the Funky Meters at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

8/8, 8 PM intense, virtuoso Bearthoven pianist Karl Larson plays piano music of up-and-coming composers Alex Weiser and Scott Wollschleger at Scholes Street Studio, 46 Scholes St. in Williamsburg, $15.

8/8, midnight brilliantly tuneful, anthemic, lyrical Kansas City Americana/Nashville gothic band the Grisly Hand (you should hear their tune about Phineas Gage, who survived a railroad spike through his head) at the Rockwood

8/9, 1 and 3 PM pianist Pam Goldberg leads an ensemble with Esther Noh, Caitlin Sullivan and Allison Charney playing American and Argentian sounds on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

8/9, 2 PM Lush, slinky vintage-era Middle Eastern film music ensemble Zikrayat at Macon Library, 361 Lewis Ave at Macon St, Brooklyn, free, C to Kingston-Throop Ave. On 8/12 at 7 they’re at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, 7 to Court Square.

8/9, 3 PM a contemporary gospel explosion at Central Park Summerstage with Tasha Cobbs, Smokie Norful, Pastor Charles Jenkins, Vashawn Mitchell, Kierra Sheard, Micah Stampley and Brian Courtney Wilson

8/9, 2:30 PM well-loved 90s alt-country band the the Old 97s followed at around 4 by sly fun high-energy grasscore band the Devil Makes Three on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free

8/9, 6 PM C&W legends Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Brooklyn Americana newcomers the Lone Bellow and Rosanne Cash at Damrosch Park, free.

8/9, 8 PM the New Languages nonet improvises with strings, reeds and woodwinds and concludes their show with Sufi music at Spectrum, $15

8/9, 8 PM pianist Matt Mitchell debuts his new trio with Chris Tordini on bass and Dan Weiss on drums at Greenwich House Music School, $12

8/9, 8:30 PM wildly popular art-rock guitarist/bandleader St. Vincent at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/10, time TBA the most monstrously creepy noir twang instrumental band on the planet, Big Lazy at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook, free.

8/10, 1 PM the Composers Voice chamber ensemble plays choreographed ballet works by up-and-coming composers: David Bohn, Remigio Coco, Marco De Boni, Jay Anthony Gach, Leonard Mark Lewis, David Charles Meckler, Alon Nechushtan, Norberto Oldrini, and Gisela Alejandra Paterno at Jan Hus Church, 351 E 74th St, free

8/10, 3 PM the adventurious indie classical Jack Quartet at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum admission ($10 for adults, $5 stud/srs).

8/10, 5 PM the Music Maker Blues Revue with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and Ironing Board Sam, southern soul cult figure Bobby Patterson, Alabama soul/gospel group St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Damrosch Park, free.

8/10, 8 PM bewitching torch song stylist Bliss Blood & noir guitarist Al Street at Epistrophy Cafe, 200 Mott St.

8/10 smart, politically-charged, assaultively creepy chromatic punk/metal band Millsted at Grand Victory.

8/11, 8 PM darkly hypnotic, improvisational songwriter/classical guitarist Marian McLaughlin followed by volcanically intense psychedelic folk songwriter/chanteuse Larkin Grimm at Cake Shop.

8/11, 8 PM Buffalo Stack – fiddler Tania Stack from the Avett Bros. with her brother Andy – playing decently tuneful soul/gospel-influenced 70s hippie rock at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

8/12, noon surf/twang instrumental rockers the Bakersfield Breakers – whose new album is a dead ringer for something from 1963, unbelievably cool and fun, at South St. Seaport. They’re also at the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island on 8/16 at 2

8/12, 5:30 PM alt-country guitarist/songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan outside in the parking lot behind City Winery, free

8/12 the George Burton Quintet, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/12 darkly glimmering, moody third-stream jazz pianist Yelena Eckemoff leads a quartet with Donny McCaslin – tenor saxophone; George Mraz – bass; Eric McPherson – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20

8/12, 7:30 PM the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays works by Haydn, Weber and Paul Schoenfeld at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

8/12, 8 PM Malian guitar monster Vieux Farka Toure – who’s even faster and a lot more adrenalizing than his legendary dad Ali – at Highline Ballroom, $20 adv tix highly rec.

8/12-17 8/10 PM cutting-edge, eclectic indie classical composer/singer Lisa Bielawa has a weekly residency at the Stone, $15. Choice pick: the 8/14, 8 PM set with violinist Colin Jacobsen, cellist Eric Jacobsen and pianist Bruce Levingston.

8/12, 8:30 PM violinist Elektra Kurtis leads a string quartet plus percusssion in a program of Middle Eastern, Balkan and classical jams at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/13, noon the ostensibly aphrodisiac Mariachi Flor de Toloache -NYC’s only all-female mariachi orchestra – followed by edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

8/13, 5 PM the Harlem Gospel Choir at the Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (near W. 19th St)

8/13 Swallow/Talmor/Nussbaum: Ohad Talmor – tenor saxophone; Steve Swallow – bass; Adam Nussbaum – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20.

8/13, 8 PM tunefully eclectic lo-fi art-pop songwriter Kristin Mueller followed eventually by explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Union Hall, $!0

8/13, 8:30 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Rock Shop $10.

8/13, 10ish fearlessly political soul/reggae/latin rockers Outernational at Bowery Electric

8/14 the Junior Brown show at City Winery is not open to the public and tix are not being sold.

8/14, 9 PM somberly catchy, anthemic Canadian art-rock chanteuse Agnes Obel at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

8/14, 11:30 PM brilliant jazz violinist Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort with Marvin Sewell – guitar; Will Holshouser – accordion; Chris Lightcap – bass ; Alvester Garnett – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20

8/15, 7 PM period-perfect 1966-style psychedelic pop/Carnaby St. Britpop songwriter Jacco Gardner at South St. Seaport

8/15, 8 PM oldschool western swing and Romany jazz with the Hot Club of Cowtownat Subculture, $20 adv tix rec.

8/15, 10 PM sultry singer Erica Ramos’ exhilarating retro 60s latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Barbes

8/16, 3 PM amazingly psychedelic, hauntingly intense Balkan rock jamband Choban Elektrik at Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, Queens, M to Forest Ave.

8/16, 6 PM a screening of the Hector Lavoe biopic El Cantante with a Q&A with Gilberto “Pulpo” Colón and José Mangual followed by a concert by salseros Ensalada de Pulpo at 8 at BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd in the Bronx

8/16, 9 PM Ten Foot Ganja Plant – who do dub reggae better and more psychedelically than just about anybody – at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

8/16, 10 PM one of NYC’s original urban country bandleaders, Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion followed by increasingly creepy southwestern gothic/western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers at Rock Shop, $10.

8/17, 5 PM pianist Beth Levin plays music of Schumann (the Kreisleriana suite), Schubert and Eliasson at Spectrum, $15

8/17, 7 PM brilliant Britrock tunesmith/crooner Edward Rogers plays the album release show for his new Kevin Ayers-inspired album, Kaye, with a killer band – Don Piper and James Mastro on guitars; Sal Maida on bass; Dennis Diken on drums; Joe McGinty on keyboards; Tish & Snooky, backing vocals at Joe’s Pub.

8/17, 9 PM Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 – upstairs at 2A.

8/18 half past noon Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca plays a rare solo show outdoors on the plaza at Liberty St. and Broadway, free.

8/19, half past noon Cubam pianist Manuel Valera outdoors on the plaza at Liberty St. and Broadway, free

8/19, 6ish badass female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band the Sweetback Sisters in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

8/19-20 anthemic, cinematic, darkly tuneful third-stream jazz with the Amina Figarova Sextet at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20

8/19 jangly retro 60s psych-pop band Spider Bags at Union Pool.

8/19, 8 PM roots-reggae/Afrobeat collective Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix highly rec.

8/19, 9 PM Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester plays a typically witty solo show at Spectrum, $15

8/20, half past noon lyrical third-stream pianist Vadim Neselovskyi outdoors on the plaza at Liberty St. and Broadway, free

8/20, 1 PM the high-energy, oldschool New Orleans style Lucky Chops Brass Band at Lincoln Square Park, Broadway at 66th St.

8/20, 9 PM hip-hop brass band grooves with PitchBlak Brass Band followed at 10 by edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

8/21-24, rising star pianist Gerald Clayton (who’s got an excellent, swinging duo album out with his bassist dad John Clayton) leads a series of quartets at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20. Choice pick: 8/23 with Lage Lund on guitar.

8/21, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangasta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free.

8/22, 11 PM literate Tom Waits-ish alt-country rockers Fist of Kindness at Connolly’s.

8/23, 4 PM day one of the Charlie Parker Festival at Marcus Garvey Park has pretty slim pickings: intense up-and-coming saxophonist Melissa Aldana and group followed by guitarist Lionel Louke, bookended by nerd-jazz and a blaring postbop band

8/23 third-wave ska/soul/blues legends the Slackers play the Circle Line boat, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from Pier 83 – 42nd St and the West Side Highway, $30 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

8/23, 7:30 PM 3k3 – an improvising trio playing the music of seven musicians, featuring Mick Rossi (Philip Glass / Big Lazy), David Crowell (Philip Glass), and Red Wierenga (Claudia Quintet) at Spectrum, $15 followed at 9:30 by intense, lyrically brilliant , quirky female-fronted two-keyboard art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes (separate $15 adm)

8/23, 8:30 PM hilarious, satirical 80s comedy-rock legends Blotto – who never met a style they couldn’t make fun of – at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec.

8/24 International Strange Music Day, time and lineup tbd, at Spectrum, $15

8/24, 2 PM dark, catchy Caribbean jams with the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble outdoors in the garden at Flushing Town Hall, free

8/24, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Tompkins Square Park with piano titan Kenny Barron, drummer/bandleader Cindy Blackmon Santana, saxophonist Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith and powerhouse chanteuse Brianne Thomas.

8/25, 9ish edgy lyrically-driven alt-country band Butchers Blind followed by the scorchingly lyrical, politically-fueled two-guitar anthemic punk/circus rock band the Brooklyn What at Glasslands

8/26 brilliant, tuneful alto saxophonist Yosvany Terry leads his latin jazz Quintet, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/26-31 who says bass in a large ensemble is a thankless task? the Ron Carter Big Band at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30/$35 on the weekend

8/26, 9 PM edgy, kinetic 90s indie/dance legends Rubblebucket at the Mercury, $20. They’re at Rough Trade the next night, 8/27 at 10 for the same price.

8/28, 9 PM high-voltage klezmer and Balkan jazz with Klaz Ma Tazz at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

8/29, 9 PM a killer dark rock doublebill with psychedelic/Americana/indie songwriter Richard Buckner followed by folk noir cult favorites the Handsome Family at Rough Trade, $15 adv tix rec. They’re at the Mercury the following night at 7:30 PM for the same price.

8/30 smart, anthemic, golden age-style roots reggae songwriter/bandleader Taj Weekes at the Knitting Factory.

9/2 UK darkwave/chamber pop sirens the Smoke Fairies at the Rockwood

9/6, 1 PM monster multiple-piano ensemble Grand Band plays six-piano music by Steve Reich, Kate Moore, Philip Glass, and two New York premieres by Michael Gordon on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

9/6, 2 PM cello-driven psychedelic art-rock, worldbeat and reggae with Deoro at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza

9/6, 8:30 PM wry, literate underground songwriter duo Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby followed by ageless dark glam rocker Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix rec.

9/7, 8 PM 8 PM original psychedelic funk/hip-hop band Mamarazzi followed by the latest desert blues guitar sensation, Bombino at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

9/10, 10 PM 90s sci-fi/surf instrumental masked men Man or Astroman at Brooklyn Bowl, $15. They’re also at the Mercury the following night, 9/11 at 10:30 for the same price.

9/11, 10 PM iconic ex-Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs guitarist Cheetah Chrome playing solo acoustic ?!!?!? at Niagara Bar (corner of E 7th/Ave. A), free. Then he’s doing an electric band show at 10 at Bowery Electric on 9/12

9/12 ageless, charmingly jangly lo-fi Japanese rocker women Shonen Knife at the Wick.

9/14 brooding darkwave songstress Alice Boman at Baby’s All Right

9/19-20, 9 PM darkly jangly retro 60s band the Dandy Warhols at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25.

9/25, 9 PM luminous singer Shara Worden’s kinetic, string-driven art-rock band My Brightest Diamond at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

9/26, 8:30 PM ferocious, anthemic, literate rockers Wormburner play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

9/28, 8 PM Milwaukee highway rock legends the BoDeans – who’re going in an increasingly lush, Americana-fueled direction – at B.B. King’s, $28.50 adv tix rec.

9/29-30 dark Danish garage rock with the Raveonettes at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

10/3, 8 PM Costello piano legend Steve Nieve and French crooner Tall Ulysse play Elvis Costello songs at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

10/7, 7 PM intense Americana/chamber pop songwriter Mary Lee Kortes plays her Songs of Beulah Rowley project at the big room at the Rockwood. Kortes channels Rowley, a brilliant, obscure, multistylistic midwestern songwriter from the 30s and 40s who wrote swing, edgy pop, saloon jazz and country among other styles.

10/12, 3 PM the Shanghai Quartet and Wu Han play music of Haydn, Schumann and Dvorák at the Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, $20; Charter bus service available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal arcade on 41st St between 8th and 9th Aves, $10 per person, roundtrip; bus reservations at 973-655-5112 or http://www.peakperfs.org.

10/16-18 indie classical ensemble Eighth Blackbird perform Murder Ballades at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with L.A. Dance Project and choreography by New York City Ballet dancer Justin Peck at BAM

10/22-25, 7:30 PM the world premieres of Ted Hearne‘s musical theatre piece The Source, drawn from the leaks of antifascist hero/heroine Chelsea Manning, at BAM.

10/31, 7 PM pianist Michael Riesman plays Philip Glass’ score to Dracula to accompany a screening of the original 1931 film at the Morgan Library, $25.

10/31, 9 PM ageless garage rock legends the Fleshtones followed by similarly legendary but vital surf band Los Straitjackets with guest Deke Dickerson at the Bell House, $20

12/4, 7:30 PM Federico Agostini, violin and Enrico Elisi, piano play Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96 at the Morgan Library, $25

New York City Live Music Calendar for June and July 2014

You’d think that all the NYC summer concert series would be announced by now, but no. So there’ll be constant updates to this page; you might want to bookmark it and check back to see what’s new. The Coney Island concerts are cancelled this year; Central Park Summerstage is deader than ever; Prospect Park Bandshell has a handful of interesting shows; Lincoln Center Out of Doors this year is off the hook.  There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of Beethoven piano sonatas. Each program features a sonata that sheds fresh light on beats and barlines.  email for info/location.

The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave at 36th St. has put on display a rare first edition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” marking the 200th anniversary in 2014 of the origination of the famous anthem. Quite notably, the word “patriotic” is misspelled in the subtitle of this first edition, one of only a handful of surviving copies. Admission is $18/$12 stud/srs; free on Fridays 7 – 9 PM. Hours Tues-Thurs 10:30 AM- 5 PM; Fri 10:30 – 9 PM; Sat 10 AM – 6 PM; Sun 11 AM – 6 PM.

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

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

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

Mondays at Rodeo Bar, 9ish it’s Country Karaoke with Boo and Elena from Demolition String Band and their vast repertoire of classic honkytonk, bluegrass and vintage C&W, free

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 8:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

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

Mondays in June, 10 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood. Now you can go see him since the Living Room, that hellhole where he used to rehearse on Monday nights, is closed forever!

Also Mondays in 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 fromBurnt Sugar is the lead soloist on baritone sax, with Dave Smith from Smoota on trombone, with frequent special guests.

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

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

Tuesdays in June, 11 PM the exhilarating NY Gypsy All-Stars – with pyrotechnic yet soulful clarinet virtuoso Ismail Lumanovski – at Drom, $10

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

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

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.

Wednesdays in June at 11 PM high-energy acoustic Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at Pete’s

Thursdays at 7:30 PM powerhouse Afro-latin drummer Robby Ameen leads his quartet with Bobby Franceschini on sax, Edsel Gomez on piano, Lincoln Goines on bass at Saleya Tribeca, 65 W Broadway btw Murray & Warren

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

The first Friday of the month, anytime between midnight and midnight you can download four songs from Kiam Records artists – like Jennifer O’Connor, Mascott and Tim Foljahn – for free.  Each month’s theme is different (previously they have tackled covers, colors and money)  December’s the fourth edition and a holiday theme.  Available to download only on Friday and then archived and streaming at Soundcloud.

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

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

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

Saturdays in June, 4 PM keyboardist Michael Hearst’s five-piece band Songs for Unusual Creatures at Barbes, brought to you by many of the same people behind Songs for Ice Cream Trucks: “A celebration of the under-appreciated creatures that roam the planet. From the Australian Bilby to the deep-sea Magnapinna Squid, to the Saddleback Caterpillar” at Barbes

Saturdays 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 2 PM in June the perennially relevant, satirical Reverend Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir – whose mighty sound will move you to action against eco-destroyers and corporate criminals – at Joe’s Pub, $15.

Sundays at 4 PM fun, hellraising booze-fueled acoustic Americana band Jumbo Brown at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave. (next to Nitehawk Cinema), Williamsburg.

Sundays at 5 PM Durban-born Thuli Dumakude’s African/American music revue features choral group Thokoza – six South African and African women singing classics and obscure material from Southern church gospel to traditional South African Township songs – at the Jackie Onassis Theatre, 120 West 46thStreet between Broadway and 6th Ave., $30/$20 stud/srs

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

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

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

6/1, 2 PM the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra accompanies the film Last Night’s Symphonie – a contemporary retelling of the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique – with a performance of the original at the Brooklyn Museum, $18

6/1, 3 PM the reliably entertaining, adventurous Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet play Charley Gerard’s Quartet no. 4 “Funkle Phil” and compositions by Mike Mower of the Itchy Fingers sax quartet at St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Flushing, $12.

6/1, 6 PM the deal with the “free” Chrissie Hynde show at Rough Trade requires that you buy something at their store at 64 N 9th St. It’s not clear if there’s a minimum purchase (do they have anything for a quarter or a dollar?). And with what will definitely be insane crowds, you might want to pass on this. Same deal with the Peter Murphy show on 6/8.

6/1, 8 PM Lakeside Lounge vet Jim Keller plays the album release show for his brooding new alt-country album with a band with players from Ollabelle, Rickie Lee Jones and Rosanne Cash’s bands at the Rockwood

6/1, 9ish edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura play the album release show for their new one at Bowery Electric, $8.

6/1, 9ish lyrical intense clever Americana chanteuse Karen Hudson and band at Rodeo Bar

6/2-8 it’s the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival at the Abrons Arts Center on Grand St. in the LES – too many artists/composers to list, the full lineup is here. Tix are $18 ($12 students and seniors) for 8 PM concerts, $15 ($10 students and seniors) for day and late-night concerts and $30 ($20 students and seniors) for a day pass (every show in a single day)

6/2, 7:30 PM Gutbucket guitarist Ty Citerman plays the album release for his excellent new klezmer-jazz album, Bop Kabbalah at Joe’s Pub, $15.

6/2, 8:30 PM the Sara McDonald Orchestra – a large jazz ensemble comprising a string quartet! -at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

6/2, 8:30 PM pianist Melody Fader and violinist Doori Na play music for solo piano by Chopin and Liszt, and sonatas for violin and piano by Mozart and Debussy at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/3, trumpeter Jack Walrath & Masters of Suspense, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table

6/3, 7:30 PM the NY Phil‘s Contact chamber ensemble plays innovative new works by Paola Prestini, Eric Nathan, Oscar Bettison, Ryan Brown and others at Subculture, $25.

6/3 soulful Mediterranean tango pianist Emilio Solla leads a nonet with strings playing the album release show for his new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

6/3, 9 PM deliciously ugly, skin-peeling noiserock with the Sediment Club at Cake Shop, $10

6/4, 7:30 PM wild Canadian guitar/viol ensemble the Sultans of String playing Romany jazz, Middle Eastern and rock with special guest sitarist Anwar Khurshid at le Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec.

6/4 eclectic, energetic jazz violinist Zach Brock leads his quartet playing the album release show for his new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

6/4, 8 PM haunting, atmospheric gothic Americana chanteuse Marissa Nadler at Red Hook Park, bordered by Halleck St., Bush St. bet. Otsego St. and Court St., free.

6/4, 8 PM Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay at Barbes.

6/4, 8:30 PM trumpeter Russ Johnson leads an amazing quintet featuring Roy Nathanson, alto, soprano sax; Orrin Evans, piano; Brad Jones , bass; George Schuller, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/4, 9 PM savage, macabre,cinematic noir jazz band Beninghove’s Hangmen at Bar Chord

6/4, 9 PM intense, enveloping avant duo Dark Tips (violist Jessica Pavone and organist Rachael Bell) at the Pleasure Jail (upstairs over the Silent Barn), 603 Bushwick Ave.

6/4, 9 PM dark Certain General guitarist Phil Gammage‘s Adventures in Bluesland project at Shrine.

6/4, 9:30 PM charismatically torchy oldtimey songwriting mavenJolie Holland at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20 adv tix rec.

6/4, 10 PM the “Iranian Bob Dylan,” politically-charged art-rock songwriter Mohsen Namjoo playing the album release show for his new one at Drom, free!!! Get there early!

6/5, 7 PM innovative clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and pianist Dinuk Wijeratne improvise on Middle Eastern themes at CUNY Elebash Hall, 5th Ave just north of 34th St., $25/$20 stud.

6/5, 7 PM the lush, haunting Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

6/5, 7:30 PM eclectic ska/rocksteady/world funk band the Brown Rice Family at Bric Arts, free. They’re also at at BAM Cafe on 6/7 at 9.

6/5-6, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble Transit plays new works by Berlin and NYC contemporary composers on the fifth and then pairs Swedish and NYC composers’ pieces on the sixth. Too many to name: the full schedule is here, at the DiMenna Center, $12/$10 stud/srs

6/5, 7:30 PM the Mike Baggetta Quartet celebrate the release of their new guitar jazz album plus bassist Eivind Opsvik’s Overseas – (Tony Malaby – saxophone, Brandon Seabrook – guitar, Jacob Sacks – piano, Kenny Wollesen – drums) at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village, $20.

6/5, 8 PM a wickedly cool art-rock/chamber-pop/noir doublebill with inscrutable, brilliantly tuneful cellist/chanteuse Serena Jost followed by the increasingly carnivalesque, hauntingly latin-tinged Kotorino at 326 E 17th St, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, BYOB, donation at door 100% of proceeds to the musicians

6/5, 8 PM chanteuse Jennifer Charles’ lurid art-rock/goth band Elysian Fields at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

6/5, 8 PM the NY Scandia Symphony plays a free show at Symphony Space feat. intriguing Nordic works by Frank Foerster, Ture Rangstrom and Andrew Ackers, and a world premiere by Jesper Nordin, early arrival advised

6/5, 8:30 PM pyrotechnic tuneful postbop supergroup the Puppeteers, with pianistArturo O’Farrill and vibraphone genius Bill Ware, at Ginny’s Supper Club, 310 Lenox Ave, $15.

6/5, 8:30 PM alto saxophonist Ben Kono leads a quintet with Pete McCann, guitar; Henry Hey, piano; Kermit Driscoll, bass; Satoshi Takeishi, drums, percusssion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum.

6/5, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangasta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street (just off of 37th Avenue) Jackson Heights. 6/11 at 9 they’re at Troost, 1011 Manhattan Ave btwn Huron & Green in Greenpoint

6/5, 9ish ferocious, anthemic, literate rockers Wormburner at Santos Party House, $!2.

6/5, 9 PM olschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne at at Hill Country Brooklyn

6/5, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

6/5, 9 PM singer Heather Maloney and Americana pop band Darlingside celebrate the release of their newgrass album at the Jalopy, $10.

6/5, 9:30 PM intense, magically nuanced Mexican jazz chanteuse Magos Herrera with similarly terse Spanish flamenco/Romany jazz guitarist Javier Limon at Joe’s Pub, $20.

6/5, 10 PM deviously fun cabaret/chamber pop chanteuse Grace McLean & Them Apples at the small room at the Rockwood

6/5 haunting classic 70s style art-rock/Britfolk band Syd Arthur at Bowery Ballroom.

6/6, 5:30 PM haunting Russian folk quartet Russkaya Krasa at the American Folk Art Museum, free.

6/6, 7 PM doo-wop punk with King Khan & the Shrines at le Poisson Rouge, $15. They’re at the Music Hall of Williamsburg the following night, 6/7 at 11 for the same price.

6/6, 7 PM WNYC’s annual Battle of the Bands presents their Brooklyn edition. The borough’s top contenders this year are too hard to choose from. Among them – wickedly lyrical all-female quirk-rock trio the Debutante Hour, thunderous all-female Brazilian drum troupe BatalaNYC and creepy noir cabaret band Orphan Jane. $15 includes a drink or $30 for open wine/beer bar plus the show!

6/6, 7:30 PM dark, hypnotically jazzy southwestern gothic songwriter James Apollo at Rock Shop, $10

6/6 the American Composers Orchestra premiere new works by emerging composers with a working rehearsal on 6/6 at 10 AM and a run-through on 6/7 at 7:30 PM at the DiMenna Center, both free

6/6, 8 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group – followed by the hip-hop brass band grooves of PitchBlak Brass Band at the Knitting Factory, $12

6/6, 8 PM eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leads his sextet followed at 10 by the self-explanatory, oldtimey Jug Addicts at Barbes. The Jug Addicts are also at Bar Chord on 6/27 at 9.

6/6, 8 PM psychedelic Middle Eastern/Central Asian/Caribbean jamband Tribecastan at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

6/6, 8:30 PM edgy klezmer-inspired punk-jazz crew Gutbucket at I-Beam, $10.

6/6, 9 PM darkly bluesy Nick Cave/Stooges-influenced Syracuse band Pale Green Starsat Dinosaur BBQ; 6/7 they’re at the Harlem branch, 700 W. 125th St. at 12th Ave, same time.

6/6, 9 PM Brooklyn bluegrass crew Morningside Drive followed at 10 by guitar/accordion duo Matt Munisteri and Will Holshouser (probably doing their amazing, haunting Belgian musette thing) and then at 11 by the Six Deadly Venoms in case you haven’t yet got your bluegrass fix, at the Jalopy, $10.

6/6, 10ish the Byzan-Tones play intense Middle Eastern/Greek psychedelic surf music at Coco66

6/6, 10ish ghoulabilly faves the Tombstone Brawlers at Grand Victory, $12.

6/6, 9 PM ex-Ethel violinist Cornelius Dufallo plays his own solo electroacoustic works plus performs works by Missy Mazzoli, Kinan Azmeh, Guy Barash, Raven Chacon at Spectrum, $15

6/6, 9/10:30 PM bassist Michael Bates leads a quartet with Greg Tardy, saxophone; Bobby Avey, piano; Jeremy ‘Bean’ Clemons, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/6, 10:30ish punk-inspired electric bluegrass and country with Demolition String Bandat Rodeo Bar

6/6, 11 PM hypnotic, intense postrock/dreampop band Kayo Dot at Littlefield.

6/7-8, 11 AM-5 PM a marathon performance of Joan LaBarbara’s Parallel Dreams -an intriguing reimagining of an iconic Debussy work – feat. the composer herself plus pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove at House # 15 in Nolan Park on Governors Island, ferries leave on the half hour from the old Staten Island ferry terminal, the 10 AM and 10:30 ferries are free

6/7 the Andrew Bird/Tift Merritt shows at Rough Trade are sold out.

6/7, 3 PM powerhouse Bahian percussionist Dende and his band at Valentino Pier in Red Hook, free

6/7, 4 PM Songs for Unusual Creatures brought to you by many of the same people behind Songs for Ice Cream Trucks: “A celebration of the under-appreciated creatures that roam the planet. From the Australian Bilby to the deep-sea Magnapinna Squid, to the Saddleback Caterpillar” followed at 6 by resonator guitarist Zeke Healy with violist Karen Waltuch , at 8 by eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes and intense accordionist Patrick Farrell playing the album release show for their new one and at 10 by high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes.

6/7, 5 PM hilarious, period-perfect, subtly filthy oldtimey banjoist/songwriter Al Duvallat Pete’s. He’s at the Jalopy the next night, 6/8 at 8:45 for $10.

6/7, 7 PM hauntingly rustic Ukrainian sounds with NY Bandura – bandleader/virtuoso bandurist Julian Kytasty plus singer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Alpert, dancer Inka Juslin, and lutenist Roman Turovsky – at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St. (2nd Ave/Bowery), $15/$10 srs/$5 stud, reception to follow.

6/7, 7/9 PM charming oldtimey speakeasy swing with Svetlana & the Delancey Five with special guest trombonist Wycliffe Gordon at B.B. King’s, $20 adv tix rec.

6/7, 8 PM dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at the garden the corner of Greene and Broadway in Bushwick, free. They’re at Red Hook Bait & Tackle on 6/15 at 9.

6/7, 8 PM an excellent Americana night: bluegrass fiddling intensity with the Melody Allegra Band, mandolinist Sara Bouchard & the Salt Parade, rustic front-porch folk guy Bryan Nebel and twisted Pogues-influenced circus rock/noir acoustic band Thee Shambels at Union Hall, $10

6/7, 8 PM members of the NY Composers Circle play new music for cello and piano by Eric Segerstrom, Scott D. Miller, Hubert Howe, Nina Siniakova and others at Symphony Space, $15 adv tix rec.

6/7, 8:30 PM scary-cool improvisational duets from guitarist Mary Halvorson and violist Jessica Pavone, powerhouse lyricist/subtle acoustic rock chanteuse Linda Draper and badass violinist Concetta Abbate leading her quartet playing new material from her forthcoming Ember Schrag-produced album at E Gallery, 459 Vanderbilt Ave, Bed-Stuy, $10

6/7, 8:30 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s starts at 8:30 PM with the self-explanatory Bongo Surf , the cinematic Tarantinos NYC at 9:30, sizzling original reverb instrumentalists Mister Neutron at 10:30, Connecticut legends9th Wave – who outdo Dick Dale at the wild tremolo-picking sometimes – at 11:30 and finally powerhouse original reverb rockers Strange But Surf sometime after midnight.

6/7, 9 PM ten-piece country/Romany/acoustic rock powerhouse M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10.

6/7, 9 PM trombonist Dave Smith’s slyly satirical faux 70s-style boudoir soul group Smoota at Union Pool, $7

6/7, 9 PM high-energy oldtime country blues/hillbilly band Jumbo Brown (named for the guy who was a proto-Mariano Rivera many decades ago) at Hill Country Brooklyn. They’re also at Rodeo Bar on 6/12 at around 10:30

6/7, 9 PM mesmerizing, soaring, intense art-rock pianist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/7, 9 PM hard-charging, creepy Nashville gothic narratives with MacMcCarty & the Kidd Twist Band at Sidewalk.

6/7, 9:30 PM composer-performers Christian Asplund, Jessica Lurie and Steven Ricks play new compositions with a quintet at Spectrum, $15

6/7, 10 PM sprawlingly creepy oldtimey/Americana guys O’Death at the Wick, $14.

6/7, 10 PM roots reggae/soul rockers Osekre & the Lucky Bastards at Shrine.

6/7, 10 PM intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singerBreanna Barbara Arneson at Desmond’s. 6/21 she’s doing a marathon of Make Music NY appearances starting at noon at the Central Park oval and then at Radio Bushwick at 4; on 6/25 she’s at Trash at 8.

6/8, half past noon-ish wild, stylistically shapeshifting klezmer jamband Metropolitan Klezmer plays the Eldridge Street block party outside the historic synagogue on Eldridge btw Division/Canal, free

6/8, 1 PM-ish Russian klezmer chanteuse Svetlana Portnyansky and band at the Russian festival at Asser Levy Park (up the block from the aquarium, where the annual Coney Island concert series used to be held), free.

6/8, 3 PM nuevo tango piano luminary Octavio Brunetti with violinist Elmira Darvarova play Piazzolla tangos at Subculture, $20

6/8, 3 PM reliably interesting, psychedelically-inclined indie classical guitar quartet Dither at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum admission ($10 for adults, $5 stud/srs).

6/8, 3 PM pianist Pina Napolitano plays works by Schoenberg, Webern and Berg at Spectrum, $15

6/8, 5 PM unpredictably interesting jazz/noir cabaret/indie classical guitarist Dave Knife Fabris joined by his mentor, the great third stream pianist Ran Blake, plus pianist Geoffery Burleson, bassist Dave Phillips, vocalist Maria Tegzes, guitarist Gus Baxter and drummer Steve Chaggaris at Spectrum.

6/8 oldtimey/grasscore favorites Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band play the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $20 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc and the office at the heliport (look for the palm tree on the roof)

6/8, 7:30 PM haunting art-rock/darkwave songwriter Ambrosia Parsley followed at 9 by explosive Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St (between Imlay & Conover), Red Hook, free.

6/8, 8 PM intense lyrical Iranian underground music with Shahin Najafi and ensemble at Drom, $25 adv tix highly rec.

6/8, 7:30 PM a rare Brooklyn show by Indian classical music legends Krishna Bhatt on sitar and Anindo Chaterjee on tabla; Brooklyn Raga Massive opens the show at 7:30 at Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave. in Ft. Greene, $20

6/8, 8 PM downtempo/darkwave singer Danielle Eva Schwob, all-female early music/indie classical group SIREN Baroque and intriguing postrock/indie classical ensemble the Knellls at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

6/8, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players perform works by emerging composers Jack Gulielmetti, Timo Andres, Mike Bono, Tony Fajt, Ryan Francis, Jonathan Katz, Paul Kerekes, Sky Macklay, and Clint Needham at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$10 srs.

6/8, 8:45 PM hilarious, period-perfect, subtly filthy oldtimey banjoist/songwriter Al Duvall at the Jalopy, $10.

6/8, 9 PM high-voltage Portland, Maine Americana band Mail the Horse at Union Pool, $7

6/8, 9:30 PM tuneful, pensive, occasionally droll alt-country duets with Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis at Joe’s Pub, $25

6/8, 9:30 PM deviously tuneful, genre-spanning B3 paradigm-shifter Brian Charette leads his organ trio at 55 Bar.

6/9 Rivergazer play their catchy Motown-influenced post new wave Britpop soul at Palisades, 906 Broadway in Bushwick, J/M to Myrtle Ave.

6/9, 6:30 PM country and country-gospel maven (and Elvis Costello collaborator) Jim Lauderdale followed by gorgeously harmony-driven, sometimes creepy all-female newgrass/Nashvillle gothic band Della Mae at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

6/9, 8 PM bassist Adam Neely leads a large ensemble playing his savagely sarcastic, apocalyptic, epic tone poem Mass  Extinction Event, ” a reaction to the apathy of the internet age,” at Roulette, $20.

6/9, 8 PM drummer Adam Rudolph’s massive improvisationally inclined Go Organic jazz Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

6/9, 8:30 PM the up-and-coming Jim Saltzman Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

6/9, 10ish Nashville gothic/dark blues guy Viking – equally haunting on guitar and piano -at Goodbye Blue Monday.

6/9, 10 PM Sioux City Kid aka Jared Griffin play raucous Highway 61 style bluesy Americana rock at the big room at the Rockwood

6/10, 5 PM hippie honkytonk pianist Commander Cody – who basically invented alt-country back in the 70s – in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

6/10, 6-9 PM the Museum Mile Festival with free admission to El Museo del Barrio; The Museum of the City of New York; the Jewish Museum; the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Neue Galerie New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and The Africa Center plus a street fair and live music (Asphalt Orchestra out in front of the Jewish Museum at 92nd St.)

6/10, 7 PM French accordionist/toy pianist chanteuse Jessica Fichot sings chanson, Romany jazz and international sounds folowed at 8 by ten-piece Balkan brass monstrosity Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

6/10 intense creepy nuevo tango/noir/indie classical pianist Fernando Otero & Radio Angel, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

6/10, 7 PM Microscopic Septet co-founders Joel Forrester, piano; Phillip Johnston, soprano sax do a rare duo set of free improvisations at Spectrum, $15

6/10, 7 PM edgy tenor saxophonist Stan Killian leads a quintet feat. Chris Dingman on vibes at 55 Bar

6/10, 7:30 PM klezmer piano legend Pete Sokolow’s Klezmer Plus Trio with Ken Maltz & Marty Confurius at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15.

6/10-15, 8/10 PM Sexmob saxophonist Briggan Krauss plays a weeklong stand at the Stone featuring all kinds of ensembles, $10. Choice pick: 6/13, 8 PM with Mary Halvorson on guitar and Thomas Fujiwara on drums

6/10-15 intense, fearless reedwoman Anat Cohen leads her group at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

6/10, 9 PM anthemic, kinetic, mathrock-inclined cello band Break of Reality at Union Pool, $tba

6/10, 10 PM dark, brilliant lyricist and catchy acoustic rock songwriter Daniel Bernstein a.k.a. Cockroach at Sidewalk

6/10, 10 PM wild crazy Romany jazz/New Orleans jamband Dirty Bourbon River Show at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

6/11, 6 PM Delhi-born sitarist Anjana Roy with tabla player Polash Gomes at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

6/11, 6 PM Peri Mauer’s Red Sky for concert band, an evocation of summer skies over Lake George, performed at LaGuardia High School Concert Hall, 100 Amsterdam Ave (64th/65th Sts), $10

6/11, 6:30 PM torchy Irish/New Orleans oldtimey swing chanteuse Tara O’Grady and her great band on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library.

6/11, 7 PM a Charles Gayle-a-thon with the free jazz luminary in several contexts at Roulette: trio show at 7, Gayle on bass; quartet at 8:30, Gayle on sax; big band at around 10, $30/$20 stud/srs

6/11 and 12 at 7:30 PM plus 6/13 and 14 at 8, pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the NY Phil playing Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4 at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail.

6/11, 7ish tuneful Aussie arenarock band Reserved for Rondee followed by the politically infused, female-fronted Last Internationale, whose forthcoming album covers classic protest songs from over the years, at the Mercury, $10.

6/11-13 8ish drum powerhouse Ralph Peterson plays the album release shows for his two new live ones at Zinc Bar: 6/11-12 with an organ quartet feat. Jake Sherman on the B3 plus Craig Handy on tenor and Josh Evans on trumpet; 6/13 with a vibraphone-centric quartet.

6/11, 8:30/10:30 PM eerie microtonal fun with David Fiuczynski – fretted & frettless guitars; Jojo Mayer – drums; Justin Schornstein – bass; Giorgi Mikadze – microtonal keyboards at Iridium, $25.

6/11, 8:30 PM tunefully eclectic multi-saxophonist Andrew Rathbun plays the album release show for his new one with Phil Markowitz on piano, Jay Anderson on bass and Bill Stewart on drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $

6/11, 9 PM Certain General lead guitarist Phil Gammage’s noir band the Rebel Factory at the Way Station

6/11, 9:30 ish scorchingly fun, sardonically theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka at Littlefield, $8.

6/11, 9:30ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at at Rodeo Bar

6/11, 9:30 PM intriguing, atmospheric, intense singer Emilie Weibel at the third stage at the Rockwood, $5 + $10 min.

6/11, 9:30 PM ecstatic, gruff-voiced New Orleans gospel shouter/trombonist Glen David Andrews at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

6/12, half past noon latin jazz piano monster Arturo O’Farrill does a rare small ensemble gig outdoors at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., free

6/12, half past noon an explosive Brazilian triplebill: eclectic funk/New Orleans/surf/country band Nation Beat, thunderous drum troupe Maracatu NY, and Raízes do Brasil Capoeira Brooklyn at the World Financial Center, free

6/12, 7 PM Everything But the Girl’s Ben Watt playing songs off his new debut solo album at at Joe’s Pub, $25.

6/12, 7 PM sly saloon blues band the Undigables: Ollie Boy Lester; Tony Ormond on guitar, Jan Kjaer on keys, Ray France on bass, Nat Seeley on drums at 55 Bar

6/12-15 lyrical alto saxophonist Yosvany Terry and his percussion-heavy sextet Afro-Cuban Roots playing the album release show for his new one, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

6/12, 8 PM Souren Baronian‘s Taksim improvise on haunting Armenian themes followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes.

6/12-28, 8 PM the genre-smashing new opera Gertrude Stein Saints – Gertrude Stein texts set to a mix of “genres such as rap, country, hollerin’, soul, gospel, and cowboy ballads” at the Abrons Arts Ctr. on Grand St. on the LES, $20

6/12, 8 PM drummer Joe Hertenstein‘s tight, focused improvising trio HNH feat. Pascal Niggenkemper on bass and Thomas Heberer on trumpet at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St, $15/$12 stud/srs

6/12-14, 8:30 PM bassist Michael Formanek leads a trio with Kris Davis, piano; Ches Smith , drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum.

6/12, 9 PM torchy, darkly pensive Cat Power-inspired Wisconsin chamber pop/Americana chanteuse Anna Vogelzang at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/12, 9ish intense postrock/metal/noir surf instrumentalists Dark City at Bowery Electric .

6/12, 9:30/11 PM timelessly clever downtown swing tunesmiths the Microscopic Septet play the album release show for their lush, dare we say romantic new one Manhattan Moonrise at Smalls.

6/12, 11 PM acidic, hypnotically swirling shoegaze/dreampop band Lazyeyes at Radio Bushwick, $7

6/12, 10 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi group –  at the Jalopy, $10

6/12, 10ish perennially relevant hip-hop lyricist Talib Kweli and band at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 adv tix rec.

6/12, 10:30 PM brilliantly lyrical, dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Union Hall. 6/18 he’s at the Way Station, 9 PM

6/12, 10:30ish high-energy oldtime country blues/hillbilly band Jumbo Brown at Rodeo Bar.

6/13, 5:15 PM smart dark Americana songwriter Jessi Robertson at the American Folk Art Museum.

6/13, 7 PM wild, eclectic, cinematic Slavic string ensemble Ljova & the Kontraband followed by quirky fun jazzy female-fronted French pop band Banda Magda at Joe’s Pub, $20.

6/13, 7 PM crystalline-voiced, noir-tinged third-stream jazz chanteuse Tessa Souter and her band at 55 Bar

6/13, 7 PM Orion Weiss, piano; Anna Polonsky, piano play Faure – Dolly Suite, Op. 56; Schubert – Fantasie in F minor for piano four-hands, D. 940; Haydn – Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII:6; Debussy- L’isle joyeuse, Masques; Dvorak – Selection of Slavonic Dances from Op. 46 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

6/13, 8 PM ecstatic Israeli Middle Eastern dance-funk orchestra Yemen Blues at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix req.

6/13, 8 PM Lea Bertucci (solo amplified bass clarinet, yum), and Bhob Rainey (solo soprano sax) improvise at Jack, $10

6/13, 8 PM LA band the Battlefield – who do a more energetic take on Little Big Town-style 70s country-pop at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/13, 9 PM dark baritone Nashville gothic/western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack City Ramblers at Bar Chord.

6/13, 9ish explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

6/13, 9:30 PM soulful country chanteuse Karen Hudson and band at An Beal Bocht Cafe, 445 W 238th St in Inwood, free

6/13, 10 PM ferocious original Balkan horn jamband Raya Brass Band at Barbes.

6/13, 10 PM ska jazz sax legend Dave Hillyard leads his band at Sunny’s in Red Hook

6/14, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet- Anders Nilsson – guitar; David Ambrosio – bass; Satoshi Takeishi – drums and Tim Keiper – percussion at Barbes.

6/14, 4 PM torchy cult favorite jazz chanteuse (and former Douce Gimlet collaborator) Audrey Bernstein at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/14, 7 PM a killer piano jazz bill at Roulette: tuneful, perennially individualistic pianist Satoko Fujii‘s new quartet at 7, the similarly inclined Matthew Shipp’s trio at 8:15, Orrin Evans’ amazing Tarbaby project at 9:15, $30/$20 stud/srs

6/14, 7 PM, repeating 6/15 at 4 PM Mark Peskanov, violin; Alexander Mishnaevsky, viola; Robert DeMaine, cello; Alexander Peskanov, piano play Mozart – Duo for violin and viola in G Major, K. 423; Beethoven – String Trio in G Major, Op. 9 No. 1; Brahms – Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

6/14, 7:30 PM 86 year-old Armenian duduk virtuoso Jivan Gasparyan collaborates with the king of the Persian fiddle, Kayhan Kalhor at the World Financial Center atrium, early arrival a must.

6/14, 9 PM the Midnight Moan – who are a dead ringer for the Stones circa 1971 – celebrate the release of their new album at Arlene’s

6/14, 9 PM legendary obscure Oakland retro soul chanteuse Sugar Pie DeSanto backed by the Brooklyn Rhythm Band at Littlefield, $15 adv tix rec.

6/14, 9 PM pianist David Holzman plays music of Rouders, Sessions, Boquiren and others at Spectrum, $15.

6/14, 10:30 PM bassist Dawn Drake & Zapote play hot Afrobeat-tinged funk grooves at the Way Station

6/14, 11:30 PM wry retro 60s psychedelic pop band Gringo Star at the Mercury, $10

6/14, half past midnight versatile oldschool/newschool soul avatar and saxophone powerhouse Lakecia Benjamin at the Blue Note, $15

6/15, 11:30 AM-ish brilliant, intense all-female klezmer jam band Isle of Klezbos play the klezmer brunch at City Winery, $10, no minimum, kids 12 and under free – this band plays well early in the day, believe it or not.

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

6/15, 2:30 PM Quintet of the Americas play works by Edward MacDowell, Duke Ellington and contemporary composers at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, 7 train to Main St. and then take the Main St. bus, free w/garden admission

6/15, 5 PM subtly intense, smart, eclectic art-rock pianist/songwriter Lee Feldman celebrates his birthday with a doublebill with the incomparable, deviously funny country/jazz/janglerock icon Amy Allison at Something Jazz Club, $10. Who wouldn’t want an Amy Allison show for their bday?

6/15, 7 PM a wild bellydance party with music by oudist Scott Wilson and his Turko-Amerabic Orchestra with Souren Baronian, Rami ElAasser and others at Jebon Noodle, 15 St. Mark’s Pl., $10, early arrival advised

6/15, 7 PM one of most original and entertaining of the many NYC urban country songwriters, Alex Battles solo at the small room at the Rockwood

6/15, 8 PM Moroccan horn band legends the Master Musicians of Jajouka feat. their longtime bandleader Bachir Attar plus drummer Billy Martin, guitar god Marc Ribot and his bassist pal Shahzad Ismaily at le Poisson Rouge, $18 adv tix rec

6/15, 9 PM Ethiopian roots reggae band Zvuloon Dub System at SOB’s, $15.

6/15, 9 PM Jade Conlee plays piano works by Murail, Carter, Scriabin, Schoenberg at Spectrum, $15

6/16, 8 PM high-voltage original klezmer/jazz band Klezmerson at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $12.

6/16, 8 PM the Orchestra of the League of Composers play works by Webern, David Lang, Philip Glass, Suzanne Farrin & David Froom at the Miller Theatre, $20/$10 stud/srs

6/16, 8:30 PM intense, fearlessly satirical, percussion-driven Ukranian folk-punk/art-rock band DakhaBrakha at the World Financial Center atrium, free.

6/16, 8:30 PM contrabass trombonist King James Rogers’ Harlem-based Shrine Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

6/16, 10 PM pyrotechnic ragtime/stride pianist-songwriter Jack Spann and his trio at the Way Station

6/16, 10ish hypnotic, intense Syrian composer/bandleader Omar Souleyman at Glasslands, $13.

6/16, midnight St. Helena – reliably surprising jazz drummer/composer Tim Kuhl’s dark art-rock band with Rick Parker, Grey McMurray, Ryan Ferreira, Josh Valleau at at the small room at the Rockwood

6/17, 7 PM rustic, sometimes otherworldly ex-Soviet Georgian guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze followed at 8 by 10-piece Balkan brass powerhouse Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

6/17 & 6/24 Cuban diva Melvis Santa, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

6/17, 7:30 PM drummer Aaron Alexander’s hard-hitting klezmer-jazz Klez Messengers – an apt band name, considering Alexander’s Art Blakey-like rumble – at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68th St., $15

6/17-18 the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend

6/17, 8:30 PM wild, kick-ass British folk-punk band Skinny Lister – sort of the British equivalent of the Pogues – at the Knitting Factory, $15.

6/17, 9 PM soaring Nashville gothic chanteuse Kelley Swindall – whose murder ballads are to die for – at Spike Hill

6/17, 9 PM powerhouse lyricist, nimble guitarist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper at Sidewalk.

6/17, 9:30 PM haunting Finnish folk/Romany sister act Rajamailla at Drom.

6/17, 10 PM vibraphonist Matt Moran‘s trio with Gary Versace, organ; Tom Rainey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum.

6/17, 10:30 PM NYC’s best, most nocturnal, darkly cinematic pastoral jazz outfit, Bryan & the Aardvarks feat. Chris Dingman on vibraphone at Korzo

6/17, 10:30ish Jack Grace’s hysterically funny country Van Halen/cheesemetal cover band Van Hayride at Rodeo Bar.

6/18, 6:30 PM the Ebony Hillbillies – NYC’s one and only black bluegrass band – on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library.

6/18, 7 PM noir Americana chanteuse Nicole Atkins at Madison Square Park, free – her latest album goes in a more mainstream new wave direction, with a Pulp-like tongue-in-cheek vibe.

6/18, 7:30 PM oldschool soul/funk band Empire Beats fronted by sultry chanteuse Camille Atkinson at Hill Country Brooklyn.

6/18 and 19 at 7:30 PM plus 6/20 8, pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the NY Phil playing Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail.

6/18, 8 PM vintage 20s/30s Greek revolution songs and hash smoking music with Que Vlo-Ve at Barbes

6/18, 8 PM polymath guitarist Marc Ribot plays a tribute to his first guitar teacher, the father of Haitian classical guitar, Frantz Casséus along with two other disciples of Casseus, Italian classical guitarist Alberto Mesirca and Marc Mathelier, plus Trio Blastphemy (Curtis Hasselbring – trombone, Ben Holmes – trumpet, flugelhorn, Marcus Rojas – tuba), vocalists Melanie Charles and Barbara Perlow Simon (who sung on Casseus’ 1969 Haitiana album, at Issue Project Room, $25.

6/18, 8 PM bassist Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic convenes a first-class band – John O’Gallagher, Bobby Avey and Tyshawn Sorey – to perform his New York Suite at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St, $15/$12 stud/srs

6/18, 9 PM the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile at Highline Ballroom, $25.

6/18, 10 PM the Brooklyn Gypsies play wild Romany sounds at Louie & Chan, 303 Broome St. in Soho. 6/26 they’re at Meridian 23, 161 W 23rd St. at 10.

6/19, half past noon the Levitt Legacy Klezmer Band outdoors at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., free

6/19-22 Christian McBride’s vibraphonist pal Warren Wolf & the Wolfpack with Jaleel Shaw on alto and Jake Sherman on organ, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend.

6/19, 8 PM klezmerite/Americanist Andy Statman– who’s just as exhilarating on mandolin as he is on clarinet – followed at 10 by awesome low-register original vintage-style Cuban groove band Gato Loco – with bass and baritone sax, baritone guitar, bass and drums – at Barbes

6/19, 8 PM brilliant, cinematic steel guitar player Raphael McGregor leads his eclectic band at at Freddy’s

6/19, 8 PM the indie classical Mise-En Music Festival opens with Ensemble Mise-En at Korean Cultural Service, 460 Park Ave # 601.

6/19, 8:30 PM a bunch of A-list adventurous jazz types play Sten Hosfalt‘s microtonal Dimensional States for jazz orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

6/19, 8:30 PM drummer Rob Garcia leads a quartet with Noah Preminger, tenor sax; Dan Tepfer, piano; Joe Martin, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/19, 9 PM a killer Balkan doublebill with fiery Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita playing the album release show for their long-awaited debut and then the equally intense Tipsy Oxcart at the Jalopy, $10

6/19, 9 PM sharp, satirical, catchy, sardonically funny powerpop Beatlesque/Costelloesque songwriter Walter Ego at Sidewalk

6/19, 9ish dark country/Nashvillle gothic outfit Karen & the Sorrows play the album release show for their new one at Branded Saloon, $5 – plus there will be cookies!

6/20-22, 3 PM – 2 AM Slackfest in Bushwick features seemingly every dreampop/shoegaze band in town plus a handful of postpunkers, new wavers and some of the expected trust-funded posers. Show is at 94 Evergreen Ave (J/M to Myrtle; L to Morgan Ave.), $10 per night or $20 for a three-day pass. Too many bands to list; the hilarious, satirical ONWE headline the Friday show; the messier Turnip King on Saturday night; Sunday’s headliner is lame, but the openers, Afrobeat-flavored groove band Gypsy Wig, sound like they’re a lot of fun live.

6/20, 5:30 PM noir chanteuse and Reid Paley collaborator Peg Simone at the American Folk Art Museum

6/20, 7 PM arguably the most popular avant garde composer ever, Terry Riley and his atmospheric guitarist kid Gyan Riley, Tracy Silverman and the Young People’s Chorus play Riley works at Federal Hall, 26 Wall St. in the financial district, free, early arrival a must.

6/20, 7 PM the L’PLV2 Festival has all kinds of challenging stuff: jazz improv,avant noise, ambient sounds, drones, darkwave, weird electronics, you name it. Acts include Trinitron, the awe-inspiring John 3:16, the Use, Gasm, Din Strange Dresses, Azrail Noir, Fire Maidens from Outer Space. At the Index Art Center, 237 Washington St. (Campbell/Market), Newark, light rail train to Washington St., sugg. don.

6/20, 7 PM the Dorian Wind Quintet play Bach’s Goldberg Variations at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

6/20, 7 PM one of the most compelling, nuanced singers in acoustic music, Jes Hudak at the small room at the Rockwood

6/20, 7 PM night two of the the indie classical the Mise-En Music Festival features chamber group Ensemble Paramirabo at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave.

6/20, 7 PM the New York New Music Collective feat. pianists Michael Rose and Beth Levin, violist Jocelin Pan and others play two sets of new chamber music by Tom Cipullo, Nina Young, Hayk Arsenyan and many others at Spectrum, $15

6/20, 7:30 PM wickedly smart, politically aware, tuneful psychedelic new wave band the Larch followed by period-perfect 1970-ish Chicago heavy blues/psychedelic outfitTrain Company at Bowery Electric

6/20, 7:30 PM well-loved, state-of-the-art female-fronted oldschool soul revivalists Lake Street Dive at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/20, 8 PM amusingly assaultive post-Iggy garage/punk/blues band Sex Scheme at Hank’s

6/20, 8 PM Roosevelt Dime play tongue-in-cheek oldtimey Americana and retro soul originals followed by exhilarating Americana harmony band Red Molly at City Winery, $18 standing room avail.

6/20, 8 PM Mike Baggetta – guitar; Jerome Harris – bass; Billy Mintz – drums followed by a rare duo acoustic show by Nels Cline & Julian Lage at 9:30 PM at Singlecut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th St., Astoria , $10 includes a beer!

6/20, 9 PM the Debutante Hour’s deviously amusing, literarily-inclined Susan Hwang and the Realastics and then haunting, intense Nashville gothic songwriter Jessie Kilguss at Red Hook Bait and Tackle.

6/20, 9 PM bluegrass stars James Reams and the Barnstormers at the Jalopy, $10.

6/20, 10ish intense, theatrical, psychedelic noir/southwestern gothic band Jail Weddings at Cake Shop. They’re at Baby’s All Right on 6/21 at 8.

6/20, 10 PM slyly sultry C&W/torchsong trio Puss N Boots – Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and bassist Catherine Popper – at Sunny’s in Red Hook

6/20, 10 PM Haley Bowery & the Manimals play their sardonic, hard-hitting, amusing nuevo-glamrock at Spike Hill.

6/20, 10 PM Greg Smith & the Broken English – who’re sort of a more down-to-earth Deer Tick – at Union Hall, $8

6/20, 11 PM Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie and her phenomenal, ferocious band at Sidewalk.

6/20, midnight the eclectic Balkan/latin/hip-hop Underground Horns at Nublu.

Make Music NY is Saturday the 21st. Lots of free shows scheduled all over the five boroughs. Since it’s the weekend, this should be a good one but be aware that lots of acts will reserve a space for the afternoon and then play hours later after it cools off. Never mind the threat of rain. Here’s a partial list of the best stuff from this year’s schedule:

11 AM the all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Big Road in Chelsea, 235 W 23rd St. They move to the UN plaza at 1 PM.
11 AM atmospheric indie classical/postrock percussion group Ensemble Et Al at the Indonesian Consulate, 5 E. 68th St followed at noon by Gamelan Kusuma Laras
Noon resonator guitarist/lo-fi blues artist Breanna Arneson at the oval at Central Park and 104th St;
Noon satirical, politically-fueled acoustic songwriter Dave Lippman at 116th/Riverside Dr.
1 PM-ish bagpipe rockers Scottish Octopus at the Dana Discovery Center, 116th/Central Park North

1 PM Elliott Sharp, John King, Jed Distler, Eleonor Sandresky, Patrick Grant, Lisa Maree Dowling, Adam Cuthbert, Brad Balliett, David Borden and Vasko Dukovski team up to play Terry Riley’s In C outside Cornelia St. Cafe.

1:30 PM Alexandra Kalinowski’s intense piano-and-strings-fueled chamber pop band AK in front of the mural at Bowery and Houston; at 2:30 they’re at the FDR memorial on Roosevelt Island
2 PM indie classical group Antisocial Music at Riverside and 116th
2 PM dark psychedelic rockers Aunt Ange at the mural at Bowery and Houston mural
2 PM haunting female-fronted Turkish/Balkan ensemble Dolunay at the garden at 350 E. 4th St (C/D). They move to Big Road in Chelsea at 6.
2 PM the NY Gong Ensemble ?!?! on the Dairy Lawn, mid-park in Central Park; use the east side 66th St entrance
2:30 PM eclectic dark Central Asian jazz pianist Alon Nechushtan‘s Talat Group at the Jazz Museum in Harlem, 126th and Lex.

2:45 PM a free concert at Bargemusic, early arrival advised: performances by the Dorian Wind Quintet, pianist Nataliya Medvedovskaya, the Velveteen String Quartet, and the Bohemian Trio playing originals plus works by Bach, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and others.
3 PM haunting Middle Eastern psychedelic rockers Mild Mannered Rebel at the Chelsea Triangle, 14th St/9th Ave.
3:30 Americana rockers Greg Smith & the Broken English at Montero’s, 73 Atlantic Ave. at Hicks, Brooklyn heights
4 PM Gamelan Dharma Swara at the South St. Seaport museum

4 PM diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys, female-fronted psychedelic popsters the Tara Lynne Band , hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes and others outside Freddy’s in Brooklyn.

4-8 PM Bronx hip-hop group Rebel Diaz plus dj sets by hip-hop originators Grandmaster Caz and a Jamaican jam spun by DJ Kool Herc at the block party on Louis Niñé Blvd. from Southern Blvd. to Jennings St. in the Bronx
4:30 PM Colombian metal cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at Grand Army Plaza, where a whole lot of other bands will be throughout the day, ten-piece brass band Slavic Soul Party also supposedly playing at the same time (hopefully in a different space – these two battling to drown out each other would be ridiculous).
4:45 theatrical glam/indie rock band Gladshot at East River Park; funk/punk band SisterMonk are there at 6:15

5 PM devious, charismatic, subversive comedic songwriter Killy Dwyer at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

5 PM bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library.

6 PM accordion-fueled New Orleans/groove band Velvet Jubilee at Oasis Community Park, 505 W. 52nd St & 10th Ave
6 PM dark, historically-obsessed lyrical chanteuse/guitarist Elisa Flynn at the wine store, 489 Myrtle Ave ft greene
6 PM the Downward Dogs‘ southwestern gothic frontman, Joe Yoga at Sara Roosevelt Park on the LES
7 PM bassist Tony Maimone’s ominous postrock band No Grave Like the Sea at Gilbert Ramirez Park, right at the Morgan Ave L stop in Bushwick
7 PM retro soul band Brandi & the Alexanders at Jimmy’s, 92 Calyer St. in Greenpoint
7 PM smart female-fronted new wave/janglerock band Delusions of Grand Street at Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St, Astoria
7 PM eclectic glamrock/arenarock/Americana band the Hollows at the theatre at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St (10th/11th Ave).
7:30 PM ageless reggae/groove band Faith at Green Oasis Garden, 368 E 8th St. between Ave C and D

6/21, 5 PM the third night of the the indie classical the Mise-En Music Festival features the Momenta Quartet at the Taipei Cultural Center, 1 E 42nd St.

6/21, 7:30/10 PM eclectic blues/hip-hop songwriter Chris Thomas King – co-star of O Brother Where Art Thou – at Lucille’s, $20 adv tix rec.

6/21, 7:30 PM flutist Claire Chase and Bulgarian percussionist Svet Stoyanov play “Alone,” composer Marcos Balter’s site-specific, Edgar Allen Poe-inspired duet plus a new arrangement of Terry Riley’s Tread on the Trail for multiple flutes at Federal Hall, 26 Wall St, free

6/21, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 10 by haunting harmony-driven pan-latin Las Rubias Del Norte – who have more than a bit of chicha in them since they share members with Chicha Libre – at Barbes

6/21, 8 PM a composer portrait concert of the work of Bent Sørensen performed by Ensemble Mise-En at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave.

6/21, 9 PM wry, tuneful, eclectic Nashville gothic band Maynard & the Musties followed at 11 by literate Tom Waits-ish alt-country rockers Fist of Kindness at Desmond’s

6/21, 9 PM dark neo-garage punks the Dum Dum Girls at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/21, 9/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Loren Stillman leads a quartet with Shane Endsley, trumpet; Drew Gress, bass; Mark Ferber, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum.

6/21, 9ish punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

6/21, 10 PM Dylan keyboardist Mick Rossi’s Anti-Matter– a devious new-music/surf/funk band – at Spectrum, $15.

6/21, 11ish fiery eclectic pan-Latin guitarist Juancho Herrera and band followed by perennially fun psychedelic funk band Groove Collective at Nublu, $10

6/21, half past midnight (actually wee hours of 6/22) psychedelic jazz saxophonist Marcus Strickland‘s Twi-Life at the Blue Note, $15

6/22, 2 PM this year’s free avant garde/indie classical Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center atrium features Adrianna Mateo, Anonymous 4, Bang on a Can All-Stars & friends, Bearthoven, Contemporaneous, Dawn of Midi, Great Noise Ensemble, Mantra Percussion, Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann, Roomful of Teeth, and So Percussion and many others.

6/22, 2 PM the NY Scandia String Quartet play works by Grieg, Sibelius and Foerster plus Swedish folk tunes on the Billings Lawn at Ft. Tryon Park (go left and down the hill after you pass the snack bar), free

6/22, 4 PM the indie classical the Mise-En Music Festival winds up with a marathon performance by Ensemble Mise-En, the Momenta Quartet and Ensemble Paramirabo at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St.

6/22, 4 PM Canadian piano luminary Stewart Goodyear performs the first of his four concerts comprising all 32 Beethoven sonatas; the next in the series are 6/29, 7/6 & 7/27, same time, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

6/22, 7 PM clarinetist Michael Winograd and accordionist Patrick Farrell conjure up some wild klezmer jams at the Cool Pony, 773 Franklin Ave. (between Sterling & Park), Crown Heights, $10

6/22, 8 PM a killer guitar doublebill: noir twangmeister Jim Campilongo followed at 10 by Romany powerhouse Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

6/22, 8ish female-fronted dark garage rock extravaganza: Friggs guitarslinger/singer Palmyra Delran followed by Amy Gore & Her Valentines at Bowery Electric, $8 adv tix rec.

6/22, 8 PM richly lyrical jazz with the occasional Middle Eastern flourish: Avishai Cohen(bass & vocals) with his trio Nitai Hershkovits (piano) and Daniel Dor (drums) at Highline Ballroom, $30

6/22, 8:30 PM wild post-Waits Americana with JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers at the Knitting Factory, $12.

6/22, 8:30 PM Turkish jazz chanteuse Defne Sahin leads a quartet with Fabian Almazan, piano; Tamir Shmerling, bass; Henry Cole, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/22, 9 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express (playing “Temple Beautiful” with a string section) at Bowery Ballroom, $22 gen adm.

6/23, 6 PM bassist Andrew Lafkas leads a all-star improvisational 14-piece ensemble, plus many intriguing solo acts TBA, to celebrate the final blowout at Eyebeam, 540 W 21st St. before they move to their new location. Suggest you make it a picnic, bring a blanket or beach towel, drinks provided!

6/23 electric violin maven and former Turtle Island Quartet violinist Tracy Silverman plays the album release show for his new one Between the Kiss and the Chaos with special guests feat. works by John Adams, Terry Riley, Kenji Bunch, Bach, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St (8th & 9th Aves)

6/23, 7 PM at Pier 15 at South St. Seaport, Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen and ex-Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler play their brooding new piece Aokigahara, inspired by the popular Japanese suicide spot.

6/23-24, 8/10:30 PM lyrical third-stream jazz pianist Michel Camilo plays a rare series of solo shows at the Blue Note.

6/23, 8:30 PM Craig Bailey, Tim Armacost, and Brooklyn Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

6/24, 5 PM X’s John Doe plays the album release show for his new one in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

6/24-26 at 7:30 PM plus 6/27-28 at 8, pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the NY Phil playing Beethoven’s Emperor and Triple Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail.

6/24, 7:30 PM well-loved indie classical orchestra the Knights with pianist Timo Andres play works by Boccherini, Ives, Andrew Norman and Andres himself at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat

6/24, 7:30 PM eclectic retro jazz chanteuse Cécile McLorin Salvant with brilliant oldtime swing band Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

6/24, 8 PM a rare performance of Tan Dun‘s Ghost Opera for string quartet and pipa feat. the Momenta Quartet, pipa virtuoso/singer Min Xiao-Fen, guitarist Gyan Riley and percussionist David Cossin at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs.

6/24-29, 8 PM composer Aaron Meicht‘s futuristic Orwellian multimedia drama Ozet with music performed by Daniel Baker, Brendan Dougherty, Paula Matthusen, Matt Mitchell and others at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave/10th St.

6/24-29, 8/10 PM pianist Kris Davis – as consistently tuneful an improviser as exists anywhere in the 88-key world right now – plays a stand at the Stone featuring a whole slew of ensembles, $10. Choice pick: the 6/29, 10 PM set with her Capricorn Climber band: Mat Maneri (viola); Ingrid Laubrock (sax); Eivind Opsvik (bass); Tom Rainey (drums)

6/24, 8 PM alto saxophonist Ben Kono leads his group followed by the album release show by trombonist/composer JC Sanford‘s reliably exhilarating big band at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

6/24, 8:30 PM intriguing, atmospheric, intense singer Emilie Weibel at Cornelia St. Cafe.

6/24, 9:30 PM the torchy female-fronted Carte Blanche Jazz Band plays French, latin and American standards from the swing era at Drom, $5.

6/25, 6 PM edgy, funky Israeli Ethiopiques/Afrobeat/soul singer Ester Rada and band at Madison Square Park, free

6/25, 6:30 PM punk-era legend/storyteller/janglerocker Wreckless Eric at the Mercury, $12 gen adm.

6/25, 7 PMish hip-hop originators including the legendary Chuck Chillout, DJ Hollywood and Busy Bee celebrate 40 years of the Zulu Nation at Crotona Park in Queens

6/25, 7ish tuneful post-Replacements Staten Island punk band Tatterhood at Killmeyer’s Old Bavarian Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island.

6/25, 7 PM here’s a surreal one: the Bushwick Book Club plays new songs inspired by Julia Child’s Art of French Cooking at Barbes. Performers include Zane Van Dusen (of Mind Troll), Susan Hwang from the Debutante Hour, Leslie Graves, Jessie Kilguss, Pierre de Gaillande (of the Snow) and Shannon Pelcher.

6/25 guitarist/jazz chantense Camila Meza and her quartet with Fabian Almazan on piano, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

6/25, 8 PM original and classic Sephardic sounds with Sofie Salonika -Jessica Lurie on sax flute, accordion, and voice. Katie Down on flute, ukulele, voice, and percussion. Arthur Kell on bass. Christ Stromquist on percussion – at Barbes.

6/25-28, 8 PM, also 6/26 at 2:30 PM Ruth Margraff’s relevant new opera Three Graces – a modern-day parable of freedom fighters battling oppression in the Mediterranean and Arab world – feat. music by Nikos Brisco’s intense, often haunting Cafe Antarsia Ensemble at the Little Theatre at LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, G/7 to Court Square, $10

6/25, 8 PM pianist Marilyn Nonken and a cast including Augustus Arnone, piano; Patricia Spencer, flute; Madeleine Shapiro, cello; Lou Bunk, electronics and invented instruments play new spectral music at Roulette, $20/$15

6/25, 8:30 PM intense, ethereal, cutting-edge jazz singer/pianist Sara Serpa leads her quartet with André Matos, guitar; Matt Brewer, bass; Richie Barshay, drum at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 plus $10 minimum

6/25, 9 PM Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s torchy, sultry downtempo/trip-hop/neosoul band SLV at Shrine.

6/26, half past noon baritone saxophonist Claire Daly leads her quartet outdoors at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., free

6/26-29 gospel-tinged pianist Cyrus Chestnut leads his trio at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 on the weekend.

6/26, 9 PM hypnotic danceable Ethiopian-inspired sounds with Budos Band at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec.

6/27, 4 PM sultry downtempo grooves with chanteuse Sandra Lilia Velasquez’s SLV followed eventually at around 8 by ranchera punk band Piñata Protest at South St. Seaport.

6/27, 6:15ish Bobtown guitarist Karen Dahlstrom – whose haunting solo album Gem State, a collection of original oldtime style folk songs set in historic Idaho, is one of the coolest Americana records of recent years – at the American Folk Art Museum

6/27, 7 PM torchy, eclectic North Carolina country chanteuse Jeanne Jolly at the first-floor space at Webster Hall, $12.

6/27, 7 PM the Greene Space’s non-exploitative battle of the bands continues with the finals from the five boroughs’ top contestants, still to be determined. For the past three years, somebody good has always won. $15 incl. a glass of wine, $30 will get you open bar?!?

6/27, 7:30 PM punk legend and ex-Dead Kennedy Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine at Highline Ballroom, $17 adv tix rec.

6/27, 7:30 PM the sultry, swinging, female-fronted Francophile Hot Sardines at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

6/27, 8 PM a killer semi-acoustic party doublebill with the Salt Cracker Crazies and their skiffle stuff followed by Japanese Romany punk swing band Kagero at the Way Station

6/27, 8 PM Mingus Dynasty plays a live score to Manfred Kirchheimer’s legendary 1981 DIY NYC subway documentary film Stations of the Elevated at BAM Harvey Theater.

6/27, 8:30 PM sprawling oldtime band Jesus on the Mainline at the Mercury, $12

6/27, 9ish oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Beast of Bourbon.

6/27, 9 PM haunting, quiet, atmospheric, lyrical cellist/songwriter/chanteuse Meaner Pencil at Goodbye Blue Monday

6/27, 9ish legendary Jamaican one-hit wonder Junior Marvin and band playing a Bob Marley tribute at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

6/27, 10 PM female-fronted psychedelic popsters the Tara Lynne Band and the diverse, often haunting female-fronted Americana/acoustic funk/art-rock jamband the Sometime Boys at Freddy’s.

6/27, 11 PM dark Kim Lenz-ish rockabilly band Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at Arlene’s, free

6/27, 11 PM Sabor & the Afro-Latineers play an intoxicating, psychedelic mix of latin big band jazz, funk, Afrobeat and salsa at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

6/28, 7:30 PM hilariously satirical oldtimey/newgrass hellraisers the Dustbowl Revival at Joe’s Pub, $15

6/28, 7:30 PM cajun all-stars the Band Courtbouillon featuring Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, and Wilson Savoy making their New York debut at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

6/28, 7:30 PM newschool soul/funk bandleader Sandra St. Victor & Oya’s Daughter followed by popular 90s reggae-pop crooner Luciano at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/28, 8 PM irrepressible drummer/impresario/bandleader John Sharples hosts an evening of NYC rock luminaries and Beefstock veterans, lineup TBA, at Freddy’s

6/28, 8ish bouncy, rustic Colombian folklorica band Curupira at South St. Seaport.

6/28, 8:30 PM four-octave chanteuse Carol Lipnik and pianist Matt Kanelos‘ haunting Ghosts in the Ocean art-rock project followed at 10:30 by hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimber/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at the third stage at the Rockwood (enter on Orchard St.), $10 + $10 min.

6/28, 9 PM Brandi & the Alexanders play torchy oldschool soul at the small room at the Rockwood.

6/28, 9:30ish edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Mehanata.

6/28, 10ish intense 70s style psychedelic salsa band Bio Ritmo playing new material off their forthcoming album Puerta del Sur at Radio Bushwick, rsvp to dura@nyctrust.com for reduced $10 adm.

6/29, 3:30 PM mighty brass-fueled psychedelic southwestern gothic art-rockers Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta at South St. Seaport.

6/29, 5 PM twisted Pogues-influenced circus rock/noir acoustic band Thee Shambels followed at 7 by luminous, intense, inscrutable art-rock chanteuse/cellist/multi-instrumentalist Serena Jost at the small room at the Rockwood

6/29 phenomenally fun, intense, noir-tinged oldschool soul siren Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes play the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $25 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc

6/29, 7 PM wickedly catchy hip-hop brass grooves with the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at Central Park Summerstage.

6/29, 9:30 PM powerfully lyrical trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis leads her group at 55 Bar.

6/30, 7 PM the annual Isle of Klezbos East Village garden show in the garden on 12th Street between Aves A/B – wild jams on classic and original themes from across the Jewish diaspora, free, get there early, it’s a cozy, very verdant place.

6/30, 7:30 PM eclectic violin jazz star Jenny Scheinman – whose forthcoming album goes back to the plaintive C&W-flavored lyrical songwriting she was doing about seven years ago – at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

6/30, 8 PM a fascinating evening of Central Asian themes with the Kazakh National Kurmangazy Orchestra with Baikadamov Choir and soloists at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $

6/30, 8 PM guitarist Nadav Lev plus the Mivos Quartet, mezzo-soprano Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev, soprano Lianne Aharony and composer/sound artist Guy Barash premiere new works by Israeli composersYair Klartag, Guy Barash, Gilad Cohen, Ronnie Reshef, Yonatan Canaan and Nadav himself at the 14th St. Y Theatre, 344 E 14th St (1st/2nd Aves), $15

6/30, 8:30 PM Darcy James Argue trombonist Mike Fahie‘s similarly adventurous Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/1, 5 PM popular oldtimey Americana road warriors the Howlin Brothers in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

7/1, 7 PM moody, intense Irish chamber pop chanteuse Sabrina Piggott at the Path Cafe

7/1 wild, percussion-driven oldschool Afro-Cuban jazz oufit Francisco Mora-Catlett & AfroHORN, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/1-6, 8/10 PM pianist Geri Allen – who’s hit a darkly majestic peak lately – plays a stand at the Stone featuring a whole slew of ensembles, $10. Choice pick: 7/6 at 8 with Laurie Anderson ?!??!

7/1, 8 PM legendary Dominican merengue chanteuse Milly Quezada at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/2, 6 PM a newgrass twinbill with Cricket Tell the Weather followed by the SteelDrivers at Madison Square Park, free.

7/2-3 and 7/5-6, ex-Muddy Waters blues harp legend James Cotton and Band, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $35

7/2 People (guitarist Mary Halvorson, drummer Kevin Shea, multi-instrumentalist Kyle Forester) at Death by Audio. Their upcoming album has horns and vocals, wild and amazing stuff!

7/2, 9 PM a doublebill of Greek hash-smoking music: Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos and Que Vlo-ve at Branded Saloon. Dervisi are at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street (just off of 37th Ave) in Jackson Heights on 7/17 at 8:30

7/2, 10ish dark Kim Lenz-ish rockabilly band Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at Rodeo Bar

7/3, 7:30 PM intense, soulful guitar-fueled electric blues/jazz with the Marvin Sewell Group at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised.

7/3, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes.

7/3, 10 PM shambling, high-energy punk gospel/soul/hippie rock band the Harmonica Lewinskies (who are mostly guys, actually) at the Knitting Factory

7/4, 7:30 PM Willie Rosario y Su Orquesta play oldschool salsa at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/5,3ish Mauritanian duskcore chanteuse Noura Mint Seymali at Central Park Summerstage. 7/29 she’s at Joe’s Pub.

7/5, 9ish awesomely trippy latin psych-pop/cumbia band Chicano Batman, Afrobeat dancefloor band Zongo Junction and edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint

7/6, 7 PM Mary C & the Stellars play high-voltage retro 60s soul at Pier 1 on the upper west, free– if you like Adele’s voice but find her songs trite and cliched, Mary C will hook you up.

7/7, 3 PM Orbisonesque nuevo noir Nashville pop band Nightmare & the Cat at Central Park Summerstage.

7/8 the Emilio Valdes Quartet with special guest guitarist Mark Whitfield, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table

7/8, 7:30 PM Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks do their Boardwalk Empire soundtrack with Margot Bingham (playing torch singer Daughter Maitland) and her co-star Stephen DeRosa, singing Eddie Cantor songs, at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/8 wildly popular, exhilararting, Balkan-influenced big band Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – who put out the arguably most relevant album of any NYC band in any style last year – 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/8, 9 PM newschool oldtimey music maven Andrew Bird at Central Park Summerstage.

7/9, 7 PM torchy intense vaudevillian oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Church Square Park, Park Ave. & 4th St., Hoboken, free

7/9, 7:30 PM Cuban son band Cojunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas make their US debut at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/9 lyrical incisive guitarist Nir Felder leads a quartet, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/9, 8 PM the NY Phil plays Richard Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel, and Don Juan; Smetana – Vysehrad; and Tschaikovsky – Romeo & Juliet at Prospect Park, free, early arrival advised; closest entry point is the 9th St. entrance. The show repeats on 7/10 at 8 in Cunningham Park in Queens and then 7/11 at 8 on the lawn in Central Park

7/9, 10ish the Felice Bros. – the thinking/breathing person’s alternative to the Mumfords, et al. at Webster Hall, $25 tix avail. at the Mercury box ofc M-F 5-7 PM.

7/10, 7 PM Roosevelt Dime play tongue-in-cheek oldtimey Americana and retro soul originals on a boat at the Brooklyn Waterfront Museum at 290 Conover Street (at Pier 44), Red Hook, $20

7/10, 7;30 PM theh Bang on a Can All-Stars‘ Vicky Chow and David Cossin with Dither Quartet’s Taylor Levine and James Moore play works by Louis Andriessen and Philip Glass at the Jewish Museum, $18/$12 stud/srs

7/10 perennially powerful, tuneful, lyrically relevant Irish rockers Black 47 play their very last Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. & the FDR, $30 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc

7/10, 7:30 PM funky, twangy, danceable New Orleans/Brazilian/surf rock band Nation Beat at the Lincoln Center Atrium

7/10, 7:30 PM the Octavio Brunetti Tango Orchestra at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/10, 8 PM bluegrass/newgrass fiddler Kate MacLeod and band at the third stage at the Rockwood, $15 + drink min.

7/10, 8 PM deviously paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette w/ Yotam Silberstein and Jochen Rueckert at Classon Social Club, 807 Classon Ave, Bed-Stuy, 4 to Eastern Parkway. 7/11 Charette is at the Fat Cat at 10:30 with Brandon Lewis and Avi Rothbard

 

7/11 the Core Trio: Thomas Helton, bass, and Seth Paynter, saxophone, play a CD release concert with Joe Hertenstein on drums and guest artist Matthew Shipp, piano at Shapeshifter Lab

7/11, 8 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Rock Shop, $10.

7/11, 9ish psychedelically bouncy Peruvian/French/Brooklyn surf band Chicha Libre followed at around 11 by French/Chileanhip-hop/pop singer Ana Tijoux

7/12, 7:30 PM brilliant Romany jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel and band at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/12, 7:30 PM the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra with special guest James Carter play an Illinois Jacquet tribute at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, $17 tix avail at the Avery Fisher Hall box ofc.

7/12, 8 PM a killer south-of-the-border lineup put together by the Barbes folks: all-female, ostensibly aphrodisiac Mexican folk orchestra Mariachi Flor de Toloache, metal cumbia monsters MAKU Soundsystem, psychedelically bouncy Peruvian/French/Brooklyn surf band Chicha Libre and eclectic pan-latin Los Amigos Invisibles side project Los Crema Paraiso at Drom, $10.

7/12, 8 PM a rare small-room gig by wildly popular progressive jazz heroes Kneebody at Subculture, $20, adv tix highly rec.

7/12, 8ish the Lyres – no idea how much the second-wave garage rock legends have left in the tank if at all – at Grand Victory

7/12, 9 PM “EuroGrass” at the Jalopy: Ireland’s Vincent Cross and Swiss duo Mala & FyrMoon, $!5

7/12, 9:30 PM edgy lyrically-driven alt-country band Butchers Blind followed by Marahdoing their Pennsylvania Mountain Minstrelsy acoustic oldtimey project at Bowery Electric.

7/13 torchy oldtimey jazz chanteuse Carsie Blanton and band at the third stage at the Rockwood

7/13, 3 PM avant garde pickup group “Bang on Ja-pan” at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum.

7/13, 7 PM Orquesta SSC play oldschool salsa dura at Pier 1 on the upper west, free

7/14, 8 PM the NY Phil with Joshua Bell, violin play Nielsen – Maskrade Overture; Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1; Grieg – selections from Pier Gynt; Liszt – Les Preludes, on the lawn in Central Park. The concert repeats 7/15 at 8 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

7/15 Roman Diaz & El Gallo Mistico, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/15, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra play Beethoven works including Symphony No. 1 at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

7/15-16 guitarist Julian Lage leads a trio with Scott Colley on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

7/15-20, 8/10 PM dark surfy Israeli guitar monster Eyal Maoz has a residency at the Stone with a wild series of groups, $15. Choice pick: the 7/15 10 PM show with his “crazy slavic band” with Frank London, Briggan Krauss and others, and the 7/19 show with John Zorn’s Abraxas (whose latest album is off the hook).

7/15 slyly sultry C&W/torchsong trio Puss N Boots – Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and bassist Catherine Popper – at the Bell House

7/15, 9 PM this era’s most poignant voice in country and Americana, Laura Cantrell at le Poisson Rouge, $25. She’s at the the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 7/16, same time, same price.

7/16, 6 PM the No BS Brass Band followed by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/16, 7 PM jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson and group at Madison Square Park, free

7/16, 9 PM wild, intense newgrass/punkgrass band the Brothers Comatose at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

7/16 Americana guitar goddess Ann Klein plays the album release show for her killer new one Tumbleweed Symphony at the Rockwood

7/17, 6 PM the James Carter Organ Trio followed eventually at 8 by well-loved oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist/soul singer Robert Cray on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/17, 7 and 9 PM sharp, the world premiere of the documentary film Sound & Chaos – The Story of BC Studio, chronicling producer Martin Bisi‘s legendary Brooklyn digs, which churned out a gazillion legendary/obscure albums, at Anthology Film Archives.

7/17, 7 PM oldtimey acoustic country/blues hellraisers the Wiyos (whose latest, Wizard of Oz-inspired psychedelic rock album is improbably amazing) at Wagner Park

7/17-20 trumpeter Sean Jones leads a killer quartet playing material from his forthcoming album with pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Obed Calvaire, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday

7/17 intriguing, atmospheric, intense singer Emilie Weibel plays her bday show at Shapeshifter Lab.

7/17, 9 PM 90s Brooklyn hardcore hip-hop nostalgia: Mobb Deep at Highbridge Park in Queens.

7/18, 9:45 PM smart, politically-charged, assaultively creepy chromatic punk/metal band Millstead plays the album release for their new one, Harlem, at Bowery Electric

7/18, 10:30 PM 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 Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires at the Mercury, $10

7/19, 8 PM creepy noir Americana/ghoulabilly band the Goddamn Gallows at the Knitting Factory, $12.

7/19, 9 PM catchy, lyrically edgy female-fronted powerpop/new wave band Changing Modes – one of NYC’s best bands – play the album release show for their new new wave album at Bowery Electric

7/20, 4 PM Judy Collins and a bunch of people from the folk circuit playing a Pete Seeger tribute at Damrosch Park

7/20, 6ish the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Queensbridge Park.

7/20, 10ish captivating southwestern gothic/oldtime blues/Americana songwriterMelaena Cadiz plays the album release show for her new one at Glasslands, $10

7/21, 7 PM a Pete Seeger tribute at Central Park Summerstage with Amanda Palmer, Steve Earle, Anti-Flag (acoustic?!?) and a whole slew of singer-songwriters.

7/21, 7:30 PM eclectic lead guitar monster/powerpop/Americana tunesmith Homeboy Steve Antonakos plays the album release show for his new one at the Parkside

7/22 trumpeter Brian Lynch & Spheres of Influence, 7/9 PM at Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

7/22, 7:30 PM well-loved indie classical orchestra the Knights play works by Ljova, Ligeti, Bartok and Stravinsky (plus a stinker from the indie rock catalog) at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

7/22, 7:30 PM popular, raspy-voiced alt-country/highway rock bandleader Mary McBride at Joe’s Pub, $25. You could see her for free at Lakeside ten years ago.

7/22, 10 PM oldschool skronk central: DNA guitar legend Arto Lindsay w/ Melvin Gibbs on bass, Paul Wilson on keyboards, and Kassa Overall on drums at le Poisson Rouge, $15

7/23, 7:30 PM Michael Stuart y Su Tremendo followed by a performance of latin jazz maven Larry Harlow’s Hommy: A Latin Opera (first NYC staging in 30 years) with a full symphony orchestra and choir at Damrosch Park, free.

7/23 up-and-coming third-stream pianist Pascal LeBoeuf leads a sextet with Donny McCaslin and Miguel Zenon plus Linda Oh on bass, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20

7/24, half past noon the self-explanatory Gypsy Jazz Caravan outdoors at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave/10th St., free

7/24, 9:30 PM ageless 80s punk-pop/powerpopmeisters Teenage Fanclub at Pier 84 at 12th Ave/43rd St.

7/24 dark lo-fi psych/noise band the Wytches at the Mercury, $12; 7/25 they’re at Glasslands at 9ish for the same price.

7/25, 6 PM, repeating on 7/26, 2 PM members of Contemporaneous, the Crossing, Face the Music, Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, JACK Quartet and other groups premiere John Luther Adams’ new dance soundtrack Sila: The Breath of the World on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free.

7/25, 7:30 PM indie classical night at Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Eighth Blackbird play works by Andy Akiho, Gyorgi Ligeti and David Lang followed by FLUX Quartet doing parts of Annie Gosfield’s The Spectators and then violinist Pauline Kim Harris playing John Zorn’s Passagen, plus dancers, at Damrosch Park, free.

7/25, 9 PM smart, guitarishly excellent, historically-inspired rock songwriter Elisa Flynn at Picasso Machinery, 35 Broadway, South Williamsburg, J/M to Marcy Ave.

7/26, 7 PM eclectic chanteuse Mavis Swan Poole’s oldschool psychedelic soul/funk band Soul Understated play the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood

7/26, 9ish carnivalesque Romany punk band the Butcher Knives at the Mercury

7/27, 1 PM a free screening of the Serbian brass band documentary Brasslands plus films TBD at the Bunim amphitheatre (across the street from the Walter Reade Theatre) at Lincoln Center.

7/27, 3ish the Zulu Nation‘s legendary first-wave hip-hop Rock Steady Crew at Central Park Summerstage

7/27, 5 PM haunting, intense Nashville gothic songwriter Jessie Kilguss and her band at the small room at the Rockwood

7/27, 5 PM Israeli/Andalucian crooner Emil Zrihan followed by Cuban salseros Pupy y Los Que Son Son, and then explosive live bhangra funk band Red Baraat at Damrosch Park, free

7/27, 7:30 PM first-wave reggae-punk legends the Subhumans at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

7/28, 9ish golden age hip-hop legends Onyx at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $15.

7/29, 3 PMmoody, intense Irish chamber pop chanteuse Sabrina Piggott at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/29, 5 PM Fela cover band Chop & Quench in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free

7/29 Cuban diva Melvis Santa, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table

7/30, 6 PM an awesome global twinbill at Madison Square Park, free: Forro in the Dark‘s slinky nocturnal Brazilian sounds followed by explosive, horn-driven Ethiopiques grooves from Debo Band

7/30, 6:30 PM amazingly cool Houston gospel/funk/soul band the Jones Family Singers at Damrosch Park, free.

7/30, 7 PM the Plumbers featuring Hoboken legend Gene Turonis play “Tex-Mex-Calypso-billy” at Church Square Park, Park Ave. & 4th St., Hoboken, free.

7/31 7 PM legendary soul siren Bettye LaVette – whose reinventions of Beatles classics are amazing – at Wagner Park

7/31, 7 PM 60s latin soul legend Joe Bataan at Clove Lakes Park, Forest Ave. and Victory Blvd on Staten Island.

7/31, 7:30 PM eclectic, smart, haunting, politically-fueled pan-latin rock songwriter Ani Cordero (once of Bee & Flower and Cordero) at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised.

7/31-8/3 postbop piano legend Kenny Barron leads a quartet featuring Stefon Harris on vibes and marimba 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

7/31, 8:30 PM the reliably entertaining, amusing Erin & Her Cello play the album release show for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $14

8/1, 7:30 PM pianist/composer and Astor Piazzolla collaborator Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble play their new dance score at Damrosch Park, free.

8/1, 7:30 PM Cuban and Puerto Rican oldschool salsa sounds: the Pedrito Martinez group followed by Jimmy Bosch y Sus Estrellas at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/1, 8 PM wild, humungous (we’re talking 40-piece) Balkan/circus rock band Mucca Pazza at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

8/2, 5ish the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John at Central Park Summerstage.

8/2, 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

8/2, 9 PM the guy who made Quentin Tarantino famous, Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

8/3, 1 PM Turkish cooner Ahmet Erdogdular, classical Arabic choral ensemble Shashmaqam, Afghani rubabist Quraishi, and the Crimean Tatars on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free

8/3, 7 PM the Cita Rodriguez Orchestra with special guests Pete Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, Tito Allen, Herman Olivera, Adalberto Santiago, Willie Torres, Eddie Montalvo, andRay Martinez plus the Alma Moyo Drummers play a tribute to salsa legend Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez at Damrosch Park, free.

8/5 the David Virelles Trio, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/5, 7:30 PM piano duo Christina & Michelle Naughton play works by Ravel, Milhaud, John Adams and their new arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat

8/5, 8 PM psychedelic salsa legends Tipica ’73 at East River Park.

8/6, 7 PM psychedelic funkmeisters (and meistress) Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Madison Square Park, free

8/6, 8:30 PM Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell at Damrosch Park, free.

8/7, 7 PM the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of ageless shredder Marshall Allen at Wagner Park

8/7, 7:30 PM Tift Merritt plays a rare intimate duo show with guitar/pedal steel genius Eric Heywood at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

8/7, 7:30 PM wild Indian-influenced saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and ensemble play their new ballet soundtrack at Damrosch Park, free.

8/8, 7:30 PM the Campbell Brothers play a “Sacred Steel Love Supreme” (their new arrangement of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme) at Damrosch Park, free

8/8-9, 8 PM the Funky Meters at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

8/9, 1 and 3 PM pianist Pam Goldberg leads an ensemble with Esther Noh, Caitlin Sullivan and Allison Charney playing American and Argentian sounds on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

8/9, 3 PM a contemporary gospel explosion at Central Park Summerstage with Tasha Cobbs, Smokie Norful, Pastor Charles Jenkins, Vashawn Mitchell, Kierra Sheard, Micah Stampley and Brian Courtney Wilson

8/9, 2:30 PM well-loved 90s alt-country band the the Old 97s followed at around 4 by sly fun high-energy grasscore band the Devil Makes Three on the plaza at Lincoln Center, free

8/9, 6 PM C&W legends Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Brooklyn Americana newcomers the Lone Bellow and Rosanne Cash at Damrosch Park, free.

8/9, 8:30 PM wildly popular art-rock guitarist/bandleader St. Vincent at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/10, 3 PM the adventurious indie classical Jack Quartet at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, free with Museum admission ($10 for adults, $5 stud/srs).

8/10, 5 PM the Music Maker Blues Revue with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and Ironing Board Sam, southern soul cult figure Bobby Patterson, Alabama soul/gospel group St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Damrosch Park, free.

8/12, 5:30 PM alt-country guitarist/songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan outside in the parking lot behind City Winery, free

8/12 the George Burton Quintet, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/12, 7:30 PM the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays works by Haydn, Weber and Paul Schoenfeld at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, free, early arrival a must if you want a seat.

8/14 the Junior Brown show at City Winery is not open to the public and tix are not being sold.

8/14, 9 PM somberly catchy, anthemic Canadian art-rock chanteuse Agnes Obel at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec.

8/15, 8 PM oldschool western swing and Romany jazz with the Hot Club of Cowtown at Subculture, $20 adv tix rec.

8/16, 9 PM Ten Foot Ganja Plant – who do dub reggae better and more psychedelically than just about anybody – at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

8/19, 6ish badass female-fronted oldschool honkytonk band the Sweetback Sisters in the parking lot out back of City Winery, free.

8/19 jangly retro 60s psych-pop band Spider Bags at Union Pool

8/23 third-wave ska/soul/blues legends the Slackers play the Circle Line boat, boarding at 7, leaving at 8 from Pier 83 – 42nd St and the West Side Highway, $30 adv tix avail. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc

8/24, 3 PM the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Tompkins Square Park with piano titan Kenny Barron, drummer/bandleader Cindy Blackmon Santana, saxophonist Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith and powerhouse chanteuse Brianne Thomas.

8/24, 10 PM what’s left of the Fania All-Stars at Central Park Summerstage.

8/26 brilliant, tuneful alto saxophonist Yosvany Terry leads his latin jazz Quintet, 7/9 PM at Minton’s 206 W. 118th St, Harlem, music charge $10 at the bar and $20 at a table.

8/29, 9 PM a killer dark rock doublebill with psychedelic/Americana/indie songwriterRichard Buckner followed by folk noir cult favorites the Handsome Family at Rough Trade, $15 adv tix rec. They’re at the Mercury the following night at 7:30 PM for the same price

9/6, 1 PM monster multiple-piano ensemble Grand Band plays six-piano music by Steve Reich, Kate Moore, Philip Glass, and two New York premieres by Michael Gordon on Governors Island, free (go right at the top of the hill past the ferry and follow the road around the corner).

9/6, 8:30 PM wry, literate underground songwriter duo Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby followed by ageless dark glam rocker Ian Hunter at the Bell House, $30 adv tix rec.

9/7, 8 PM the latest desert blues guitar sensation, Bombino at Brooklyn Bowl, $12

9/10, 10 PM 90s sci-fi/surf instrumental masked men Man or Astroman at Brooklyn Bowl, $15. They’re also at the Mercury the following night, 9/11 at 10:30 for the same price.

9/12 ageless, charmingly jangly lo-fi Japanese rocker women Shonen Knife at the Wick.

10/22-25, 7:30 PM the world premieres of Ted Hearne‘s musical theatre piece The Source, drawn from the leaks of antifascist hero/heroine Chelsea Manning, at BAM.

10/31, 7 PM pianist Michael Riesman plays Philip Glass’ score to Dracula to accompany a screening of the original 1931 film at the Morgan Library, $25.

12/4. 7:30 PM Federico Agostini, violin and Enrico Elisi, piano play Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96 at the Morgan Library, $25

Live Music Calendar for July and August 2012 in New York City

New calendar for August and September (including late July dates) is here.

For directions and other information on the venues where these shows are happening, check the exhaustive guide to over 200 New York live music venues at NYMD’s sister blog, Lucid Culture.

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

Oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin has a lot of shows coming up.  He’s at  Terra Blues at 7 PM on 7/28, 8/9, 8/12, 8/28 and 8/31 and at Lucille’s on Aug 10 and 24 at 8.

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

Most Mondays at Rock Shop, 9ish it’s the Gowanus All-Stars feat. brilliant guitarist Chris Erikson (who’s got a great new album out) with a rotating cast of characters from his Americana rock circle, free

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

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

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

Mondays at 10 PM Gato Loco plays Zirzamin. One venues calls them a “psycho mambo band,” but that doesn’t translate their irrrestibly catchy but dark sound. Based in oldtime 1920s Cuban tunes and beats but with an irreverent current-day sensibility, they’re one of the funnest bands in town right now. Depending on who’s available, they may roll out their low-register unit which includes baritone sax, tuba, baritone guitar and bass.

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

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

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

Wednesdays at 9:30 Roosevelt Dime plays their unique mix of oldtimey string band music with a dash of classic 60s soul at Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Williamsburg.

Wednesdays at 10 PM Avi Fox-Rosen plays the Way Station in Ft. Greene. He’s one of the two lead guitarists in the completely over-the-top Yiddish Princess, a funky original songwriter with a lyrical bite, and fluent in klezmer as well. One of NYC’s smartest, most original talents

Wednesdays at midnight snarling imaginative lo-fi Bollywood rock band Yankee Bang Bang – who’ve got an intriguing new album out – play Broomies, 921 Broadway in Bushwick.

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

Thursdays in September (that’s September not August), 1 PM Julian Wachner conducts Novus NY performing works by a dozen recent Pulitzer winners in composition at Trinity Church, free.

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

Two Fridays in July, 7/12 and 20 at midnight plus 7/24 at 9 PM, an electroacoustic performance of Antonin Artaud’s 1947 radio piece Devenir by vocalist Laura Lona at Mandragoras Art Space, 36-01 36 Ave. 3rd Fl., Long Island City, free.

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

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

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

Sundays from half past noon to 3:30 PM, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play Nolita House (upstairs over Botanica at 47 E Houston). Free drink with your entree.

Sundays in August jazz guitarist Peter Mazza – a subtle and soulful player whom Gene Bertoncini has endorsed – leads a series of intriguing trios at the Bar Next Door, 7:30 PM

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

Four Sundays in July: 7/1, 7/15, 7/22 and 7/29, 8:30 PM Marcellus Hall plays Pete’s. Wickedly tuneful, slyly literate, charismatic Americana punk songwriter who draws on his indie roots fronting Railroad Jerk as much as from the surreal Woody Guthrie stuff he did in White Hassle – and he’s never sounded better.

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

Sundays in August, 9/11 PM the cutting-edge Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – a mighty beast that ranks with the Mingus bands as one of the city’s most fascinating jazz orchestras – at Birdland, $30 seats avail., res. req.

7/1-31 it’s the CBGB Festival and somehow every band playing every club in town at every hour all month long is part of it. Woody Allen at Cafe Carlyle? Yup, that too is the CBGB Festival (if you saw Hannah & Her Sisters, you get that one). Same applies to Justin Bieber at Madison Square Garden, Dave Matthews at the Meadowlands (honorary New Jersey membership in the CBGB Festival) and the long-awaited Bread reunion at City Winery. Likewise, every band playing every club in Williamsburg for the next decade and a half is part of the Northside Festival. Backstreet Boys at McCarren Pool – it’s gonna happen!

7/1, 1 PM relevant, satirical Reverend Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir – whose mighty sound will move you to action against eco-destroyers and corporate criminals – at Highline Ballroom.

7/1, 7 PM fearless resonator guitar powerhouse/torchy oldtime bluesmama Mamie Minch at Barbes followed at 9 by another killer guitarist, Stephane Wrembel.

7/1, 8 PM John Clark (french horn) and Michael Rabinowitz (bassoon) plus Trio Amalgamate (Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper & Gernot Bernroider) and guitarist Greg Baker play original compositions and new jazz arrangements of classical works at Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl., Park Slope, R to Union St, $10

7/1, 8:30 PM pianist Dave Restivo leads a trio with Lauren Fall, bass and Owen Howard, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe $10 + $10min, followed at 10 by “Canadian Club” i.e. Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Kris Davis, piano; Nick Fraser, drums.

7/1, 9 PM soul rockers Mighty Fine plus the oldtimey Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band or whatever they call themselves at the Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

7/1, sets 9/11 PM, trumpeter Tim Hagans leads his quartet through scorchingly melodic postbop compositions from his latest album The Moon Is Waiting at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

7/1, 9 PM pensive, thoughtful indie acoustic band Colorform– whose live show features live painting in addition to the songs followed by NYC’s only all-female mariachi band, Flor de Toloache at Arlene’s.

7/1, 9ish soaring guy/girl harmony-driven bluegrass with the NYCity Slickers at Rodeo Bar.

7/2, 8/10 PM compelling up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Molly Ryan and Her Debonaires at Birdland, $25

7/2, 9 PM wild, intense, improvisational ten-piece Veveritse Brass Band opens for cumbia powerhouse Very Be Careful at Littlefield, $10.

7/2, 9 PM legendary freak-guitarist/banjo player Eugene Chadbourne is getting ready to record a new Merle Haggard tribute album with twisted jazzcats Bryan & the Haggards (i.e. most of the guys from Mostly Other People Do the Killling) and they’re doing essentially a live rehearsal at Vaudeville Park before they hit the studio. Should be stupendously strange. Bryan & the Haggards are also at Zirzamin on 7/18 at 11.

7/2, 9 PM the 18-piece Cecilia Coleman Big Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/2, 10 PM NYC’s #1 creepy noir punk jazz monsters, Beninghove’s Hangmen at Shrine.

7/2, 11 PM a rare duo performance by smart, eclectic powerpop chanteuse Charlene Kaye & Dave Scalia at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/3, 1 PM funky brass bandthe Underground Horns at the intersection of Canal and 6th Ave. free

7/3, 5:30 PM mighty, funky, horn-driven 25-piece New Orleans band Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra in the parking lot behind City Winery, free

7/3, 7:30 PM Pakistani crooner/guitarist Arieb Azar at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St; free tix available 2 per person starting at 5 PM day of show.

7/3, 7 PM David Bowie collaborator/ambient guitar wizard Spooky Ghost at the small room at the Rockwood

7/3, 8:30/10:30 PM sax powerhouse Jon Irabagon with Gary Versace on organ and EJ Strickland on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

7/3-8, 9/11 PM Kenny Barron, the powerhouse jazz pianist of the last couple of decades, leads a quintet at the Vanguard, $25.

7/3, 9 PM Middle Eastern tinged jazz with bass titan Omer Avital & the Band of the East: Greg Tardy – tenor sax , Nadav Remez – guitar , Jason Lindner – piano , Daniel Friedman – drums at Smalls. They’re also here on 7/10

7/3, 10 PM a rare live show by esteemed Americana/soul chanteuse Dina Regine at 68 Jay St Bar.

7/3, 11ish entertainingly assaultive noiserockers the Sediment Club at Death by Audio

7/4 harmony-driven oldtimey honkytonk hellraisers the Sweetback Sisters followed by the oldtimey high-energy sounds of Spuyten Duyvil at Madison Square Park, 4 PM.

7/4, 6 PM smart female-fronted retro 80s anthemic rockers AwShocKiss in the back courtyard at LIC Bar.

7/4, 7 PM literate Tom Waits-ish alt-country rockers Fist of Kindness at Local 269.

7/4, 8 PM fiery paisley underground/country-punk band Girl to Gorilla at Otto’s.

7/4 9 PM the Matt Cross Gypsy Trio at Radegast Hall

7/4, 9 PM Khaled’s funky Middle Eastern-flavored worldbeat instrumentals at Shrine.

7/5-6, 7 PM at Joe’s Pub, Willie Nile and band play songs from his underrated and brilliant repertoire as downtown NYC’s #1 anthemic rocker: 7/5 from his debut album; his 1990 release Places I Have Never Been; the recent House Of A Thousand Guitars; and the newest album, American Ride. The 7/6 show features material from Golden Down, Beautiful Wreck Of The World, Streets Of New York, and The Innocent Ones which on the whole are a little stronger. $25 adv tix very highly rec.

7/5, 7 PM chanteuse/actress Abena Koomson sings Croatian folk music at the Kitchen, free.

7/5, 7:30 PM Steve Wynn’s jangly, historically rich Baseball Project – a band every diehard Twins, or Mets, or Cubs, or Red Sox  fan should see at least once – at City Winery, $25 standing room avail.

7/5, 7:30 PM dark female-fronted new wave/punk band Ingrid & the Defectors followed eventually by punk-era powerpop legend Bebe Buell and her band at Highline Ballroom, $15.

7/5-8, 7:30/9:30 PM B3 jazz groovemeister Dr. Lonnie Smith plays a 70th birthday stand at the Jazz Standard, $25, expect a parade of special guests

7/5, 8 PM intense, inscrutable, charismatic multi-keyboardist songwriter chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes followed at 10 by Kamala Sankaram’s surfy Bombay Rickey Bollywood band.

7/5, 8 PM charismatic, ferocious bandleader/keyboardist Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble followed eventually at 11 PM by revitalized psychedelic twin-guitar CBGB legends Band of Outsiders at the Delancey, $8.

7/5, 9 PM Tracy Island – the catchy, smart, literate new wave/psychedelic rock project from Ian and Liza of the WonderWheels and the Larch – at Freddy’s.

7/5, 9 PM anthemic, socially aware, lushly intense art-rockers My Pet Dragon at Littlefield, $10.

7/5, 9 PM irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on the 19th, same time.

7/5, 9 PM indie chamber ensemble Small Dream Ida, who shift “between influences such as Leonard Cohen, Steve Reich, and Led Zeppelin” at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

7/5, 9 PM oldschool country band the Gentlemen Callers at Arlene’s.

7/5 haunting original bluegrass/hard country band Frankenpine play new tunes off their highly anticipated forthcoming second album In That Black Sky at Matchless, 9:30 PM

7/5, 10 PM brilliantly sardonic psychedelic pop/janglerock songwriter Ward White at Fontana’s. That the CBGB Festival would include this guy, whose contempt for CB’s Gallery, “a place I always hated,” attests to how pathetically absurd this “festival” is.

7/6, 7ish the Dust and Grooves project – chronicling record collectors around the world via photo and film – puts on a photo show/celebration featuring shots by photographer Eilon Paz of various vinyl collectors taken across the world, plus a secret show by a famous band (can’t divulge it sorry) at Tropicalia in Furs record store, 304 E 5th St – show some love for a local vinyl emporium and us crazy people who shop there!

7/6, 7 PM a night of of poetry and music with Romanian screen star Ion Caramitru and clarinetist Aurelian Octav Popa at Symphony Space, free, early arrival advised

7/6 the queen of Coney Island phantasmagoria, Carol Lipnik & Spookarama – with the amazing Dred Scott on piano – at Barbes, 8 PM.

7/6, 8/10 PM lyrical inventive jazz piano improviser Matthew Shipp leads a trio at the Stone, $10

7/6, 8 PM Egyptian-American singer/songwriter Omnia joins slinky, intoxicating Egyptian film music rivalists Zikrayat for an eclectic night of music and bellydance at Yippie Cafe, 9 Bleecker St., $10/$8 stud.

7/6, 8/10 PM psychedelic funk legeneds Groove Collective at Iridium, $20.

7/6, 8:30 PM a good soul/funk doublebill: Empire Beats featuring chanteuse Camille Atkinson followed by Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Knitting Factory, $15.

7/6, 9 PM intense, dramatic, cleverly lyrical songwriter Elaine Romanelli at the Path Cafe.

7/6, 11 PM House of Waters plays psychedelic worldbeat dulcimer music at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/6-7, 11 PM Afrobeat band Emefe plays the album release show for their new one Good Future at the 92YTribeca, $10 adv tix rec; 7/6 Burnt Sugar opens the night at 10.

7/6, 11:30 PM the Highway Gimps -the missing link between Motorhead and My Bloody Valentine – followed by noisy intense indie duo Eleanor at Matchless, $5

7/7, sets at 1 and 3 PM, PM eclectic, clever Russian/Gypsy/tango/cinematic soundtrack string band Ljova and the Kontraband at Fort Jay on Governors Island, free

7/7, 3 PM, in order to get into Central Park Summerstage to see Guided by Voices when they hit the stage around 5, you’ll have to stand through a whole set by at least one of the world’s suckiest bands. You might want to show up at 5 instead and take this one in from outside the arena.

7/7, 7 PM the Latin Jazz Coalition big band at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, free

7/7, 7:30 PM intense, virtuoso oudist and violinist Simon Shaheen and group kick off what will probably be a transcendent doublebill with politically fearless Algerian siren Souad Massi at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/7, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble ACME performs the darkly ambient Winged Victory For the Sullen, the first installment of the new collaboration between Stars of the Lid founder Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie and composer Dustin O’Halloran at le Poisson Rouge $15 adv tix highly rec.

7/7, 8 PM ferocious but smartly terse electric blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues

7/7, 8 PM oldschool conscious hip hop lyricist Chubb Rock at Crotona Park in Queens.

7/7, 8 PM legendary synth band Tangerine Dream – who claim to have invented techno – at the Nokia Theatre, $35 tix avail.

7/7, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s surf rock show at Otto’s kicks off with ferocious Dick Dale-inspired trio 9th Wave, intense original sci-fi/surf rockers Mister Neutron at 10, Las Vegas trio Thee Swank Bastards at 11 and sometime after midnight excellent Link Wray cover band the WrayCyclers feat. members of the Octomen.

7/7, 9 PM haunting western noir songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Karen Dahlstrom at 68 Jay St. Bar.

7/7, 9 PM East Village Pharmacy and their psychedelic reggae/dub grooves followed by Unlimited Force playing more roots reggae at Shrine.

7/7, 9ish high-energy oldtime country blues chanteuse Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

7/7, 10 PM Bad Buka and their gypsy punk meltdown at Mehanata

7/7, 11 PM high-energy virtuoso barrelhouse blues with the 4th St. Nite Owls at Freddy’s.

7/8, 3 PM pioneering, protean, recently reconfigured indie classical string quartet Ethel at at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St.

7/8, 4 (four) PM dark torchy noir songwriter Jessie Kilguss at the small room at the Rockwood; she’s also at Caffe Vivaldi on 7/21 at 10:30

7/8, 6 PM smart, tuneful, counterintuitive Persian jazz/dub instrumentals with Sohrab’s SoSaLa featuring Brian Prunka on oud and Damon Banks on bass at Downtown Music Gallery.

7/8, 7 PM the Famous Accordion Orchestra followed at 9 by Stephane Wrembel. What? You don’t know them?

7/8, 8 PM the Haymarket Squares play punkgrass at Shrine.

7/8, 9 PM intense southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at Bowery Electric, free

7/9, 6:30 PM pianist/crooner Peter Mintun sings popular songs about New York from across the decades (emphasis on Broadway and Tin Pan Alley, heavy on the cheese) at the Museum of the City of New York, $15.

7/9, 8 PM smart, guitarishly excellent, historically-inspired rock songwriter Elisa Flynn at Pete’s followed at 9 by Austin alt-country star Jarrod Dickenson.

7/9, 8:30 PM jazzy, improvisational, exhilarating all-female klezmer powerhouse Isle of Klezbos plays Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min., 7/12, 1 PM they’re outdoors at 6th Ave. and Canal St., free

7/9, 9 PM the Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra play elegantly shapeshifting original compositions with a quirky sense of humor (and a Bach tango), a pleasant change from your usual big band fare, at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/9, 9ish the Van Allen Belt play noirish girl-group indie pop at the Cameo Gallery, $5

7/9, 9 PM two-bass punk/indie band Sister Anne at Arlene’s, free; they’re also here on the 16th, same time.

7/9, midnight the wild and crazy retro 60s country Jack Grace Band at the Ear Inn.

7/10 5:30 PM stoner cumbia funk with Locos Por Juana outdoors out back of the World Financial Center, free

7/10, 6:30 PM up-and-coming saxophonist Lucas Pino leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, free.

7/10, 7 PM the self-explanatory, beguiling, atmospheric Erin Hill & Her Psychedelic Harp at Arlene’s

7/10, 7 PM perennially popular salsa chanteuse La India at Rockefeller Park.

7/10, 7:30 PM Magges put their own deliriously rocking spin on intense, often haunting traditional Greek rebetika music at Athens Square Park, 30th Ave (at 30th St.), Astoria, N/Q to 30th Ave. and walk one block.

7/10, 7:30 PM powerhouse lyricist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper with the excellent Rob Woodcock on bass at the Bitter End, $5

7/10, 7:30 PM jazz guitar virtuoso and archivist par excellence Matt Munisteri leads his band playing tracks from his new album Still Runnin’ Round in The Wilderness – The Lost Music of Willard Robison Vol I at Joe’s Pub

7/10, 7:30 PM well-loved indie classical orchestra the Knights play Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129, Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Thomas Ades’ Three Studies from Couperin and Colin Jacobsen’s arrangement of the classic Persian theme Ascending Bird at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

7/10, 8 PM Shenandoah and the Night play female-fronted noir soul music at the Cameo Gallery, $5

7/11, half past noon purist Britfolk songwriter Ian Link at 1 Liberty Plaza downtown

7/11, 6 PM electric blues stars from the 60s: John Mayall followed eventually at around 8 by Buddy Guy on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/11, 6:30 PM the Wiyos – whose psychedelic Wizard of Oz-inspired new album is killer – outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza. Raindate: 7/12.

7/11 edgy eclectic nouveau-cabaret chanteuse Nellie McKay at Madison Square Park, 7 PM.

7/11, 7:15 PM Persian-American chanteuse Mamak Khadem sings her new arrangements of Sohrab Sepehri poetry at Drom with her worldbeat ensemble, $20

7/11, 7:30 PM Missy Mazzoli and her moody, swirling, lushly artsy rock band Victoire at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St; free tix available 2 per person starting at 5 PM day of show.

7/11, 8 PM the NY Philharmonic plays Prospect Park, program TBA, enter south side of the park and get there early if you want a space on the lawn

7/11, 9 PM the Byzan-tones return with a bang at Zebulon – electric steampunk oud surf music par excellence followed at 11 by the “the mind-expanding exotic oriental/Greek/Istanbul madness” of George Stathos’ Karavani Orchestra.

7/11, 9 PM the self-explanatory NY Funk Exchange at Groove; they’re also here on 7/17, same time

7/11, 9ish high-energy acoustic vintage Americana with PartyFolk at Rodeo Bar.

7/11, 10ish creepy but upbeat Chicago synth/noise band Wolf in a Spacesuit at Glasslands, $10

7/11, 11ish the Gogol Bordello of rock en Espanol, Outernational at Bowery Electric, $10, early arrival advised.

7/11, 11 PM Guantanamo Baywatch – whose creepy ghoulabilly punk reminds a little of the Dead Kennedys – at Cake Shop, $8

7/12, noon, newschool blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free, opening for what’s left of NRBQ.

7/12, 2 PM oldtime swing archivist/bandleader Michael Arenella & His Hot Eight out in front of Cercle Rouge 241 West Broadway (btw Walker & White St.), free

7/12, 5 PM the Wailers or what’s left of Marley’s old backup band in Theatre Square outside NJPAC in Newark, free

7/12, 7 PM oldschool/newschool soul spectacular: Charles Bradley & the Extraordinaires and then Neko Case on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/12, 7 PM George Clinton & P-Funk at Rockefeller Park – 71 and still at it!

7/12, 7 PM powerhouse violin metal group Stratospheerius at Shrine.

7/12-15 7:30/9:30 PM bass legend Christian McBride and his reliably amazing Big Band at Dizzy’s Club, $35 seats avail.

7/12, 8 PM a rare US appearance by French klezmer band Nigun followed at 10 by another more local klezmer legend, Andy Statman ($10 cover) at Barbes.

7/12, 8:30 PM dazzling klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and her band on the roof of the Manhattan JCC, Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St., $12.

7/12, 9 PM invigorating oldtime swing with Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers at Radegast Hall.

7/12, 9ish catchy, slinky rock en Espanol crew Ernesto at Local 269

7/12, 10 PM a killer triplebill of Barbes bands at SOB’s: the psychedelic surfy Chicha Libre, gypsyish ska-minded Karikatura and the psychedelically funky People’s Champs, $12 adv tix highly rec. Order of bands is unknown but they’re all good.

7/12, 10 PM dark original bluegrass paradigm-shifters Frankenpine at Union Hall, $8.

7/12, 10 PM wickedly tuneful, fearless, funny, socially aware all-girl janglerock/folk band Left on Red play the Bitter End, $10.

7/12, 10 PM trumpeter Steven Bernstein’s perennially funky Sex Mob at 55 Bar

7/12, 10:30 PM dark psychedelic Ethiopian funk grooves with the Funk Ark at Sullivan Hall, $10.

7/13, 7 PM the legendary and exhilarating Kálmán Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Trio at Joe’s Pub, $15.

7/13, 7:30ish scorching Radio Birdman-style garage punk band the Mess Around at Grand Victory in Williamsburg

7/13, better get to the lawn at Central Park by 7 PM (use the W 72nd St. entrance) to see the NY Phil playing Tschaikovsky’s 4th Symphony plus Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome at 8.

7/13, 7 PM trippy intense Persian jazz with SoSaLa featuring saxophonist Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. followed at 8 by Louie Belogenis + Lukas Ligeti at Ange Noir Café, 247 Varet St (between White St & Bogart St), Williamsburg, L to Morgan Ave.

7/13, 8 PM Uruguayan composer/performers: the haunting Ernesto Diaz and Yisela Sosa at Barbes followed at 10ish by the incomparable, psychedelic, dubwise Chicha Libre, whose new album Canibalismo is one of the year’s best.

7/13, 8:30 PM entrancing cello/marimba duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi.

7/13, 8:30 PM drummer and Paul Motian devotee Jeff Cosgrove leads a really killer quintet with Noah Preminger – sax; Mat Maneri – viola; Frank Kimbrough – piano; Joe Martin – bass at I-Beam, $10.

7/13, 9/10:30 PM amazing Persian-American saxophonist/composer Hafez Modirzadeh plays the album release for his new album Post-Chromodal with an all-star lineup: Amir ElSaffar – trumpet; Vijay Iyer – piano; Ken Filiano – bass; Royal Hartigan – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

7/13, 9 PM original Ethiopian-flavored funk with Debo Band at the Bell House, $15.

7/13, 9 PM, 3/4 of oldtime close harmony hillbilly group the Weal and the Woe followed at 10 by the high-powered barrelhouse blues of the 4th St. Nite Owls at the Jalopy, $10.

7/13, 9:30 PM slashing Balkan party jams with Raya Brass Band at the Cameo Gallery, $10.

7/13, 10 PM charismatic powerhouse southwestern gothic bandleader Julia Haltigan at the big room at the Rockwood.

7/13-14, 10 PM soulful low-key veteran reedman Ken Peplowski leads his Quartet with Ehud Asherie – piano , Martin Wind – bass , Matt Wilson – drums at Smalls followed at 1 AM by the smart ragtime-infused Spike Wilner Trio

7/13, 11 PM the funky Deathrow Tull (gotta love that name) open for P-Funk keyboard legend Bernie Worrell at the Mercury, $10 adv tix onsale 6/1.

7/13, midnight Afrobeat grooves with Zongo Junction at Sullivan Hall

7/14 Argentinian ska-punk rockers Los Auténticos Decadentes at 5ish at Central Park Summerstage.

7/14, 5 PM a huge jazz ensemble celebrates the music of eclectic composer Hyeseon Hong at Something Jazz Club, $10+$10 min

7/14, 7 PM careening paisley underground/oldschool country band the Newton Gang followed by Her & Kings County at Highline Ballroom, $12 adv tix rec. First discovered this twangy, excellently tuneful country-rock band at a show at Hank’s one cold night back in the zeros. Frontwoman Monique Staffile was genuine and down-to-earth, and still is, and the band has gone on to be a big touring act.

7/14, 7:30 PM eclectic, intense, improvisational ex-Soviet Georgian guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze with his group at Joe’s Pub, $15

7/14, 7:30/9:30 PM tuneful, edgy jazz saxophonist Tom Tallitsch leads a trio at at the Bar Next Door, free.

7/14, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 10 by the self-explanatory Cumbiagra at Barbes

7/14, 8/11 PM Debbie Davies – one of the world’s most exhilarating blues guitarists – at Lucille’s, $10 adv tix rec.

7/14, 8 PM edgy politically-fueled hip-hop with Jedi Mind Tricks and La Coka Nostra at the Gramercy Theatre, $26.50 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

7/14, 10 PM diverse Americana songwriter/blues guitar genius Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar

7/15, 4:45 PM organist William H. Atwood plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

7/15, 7:30 PM well-respected avant garde ensemble Alarm Will Sound play a program of new music TBA at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St; free tix available 2 per person starting at 5 PM day of show.

7/15, 8 PM charismatic, intense, slyly literate oldtime Americana ukulele songwriter/chanteuse Kelli Rae Powell -“wearing a large dress,” hmmm…at the Jalopy, followed by Lara Ewen at 9 and Shannon Pelcher at 10, $10

7/15, 8ish surfy psychedelic Colombian indie band Il Albanico at Union Hall, $7.

7/15 the inventors of “slowcore,” Codeine are back together and playing le Poisson Rouge at 10 PM, $15 adv tix a must, this may sell out.

7/15, 10 PM smart, acerbically comedic Paranoid Larry & His Imaginary Band at Otto’s

7/16, 7 PM fiery psychedelic female-fronted power trio Devi at Bowery Electric.

7/16, 7:30 PM sly lyrical intense noir piano jazz with the Dred Scott Trio at Smalls.

7/16, 7:30 PM Harumi Rhodes, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello; Makoto Fujimura, visual artist and Molly Morkoski, piano perform music of Messiaen, Debussy, Ravel, Takemitsu and Piazzolla at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

7/16 the NY Phil is back in Central Park, program TBA, starts at 8, get there early.

7/16, 8ish Bootsy Collins at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free: early arrival might be a good idea if you can get in at all (security is draconian: leave anything objectionable at home).

7/16 8 PM a surprisingly good bunch of New York songwriters cover Joni Mitchell’s Blue at City Winery: Meg Braun, Anna Dagmar, Honor Finnegan, Sharon Goldman, Victoria Lavingtoin, Catherine Miles, Elisa Peimer, Cheryl Prashker, Allison Scola, Carolann Solebello, Allison Tartalia, and last but hardly least, Kirsten Williams, $10

7/16, 9 PM Montreal big band jazz with the Franky Rousseau Large Band at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/17, 7 PM the Ebony Hillbillies – NYC’s one and only black bluegrass band – at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, free.

7/17-19, 7:30/9:30 PM one of the most interesting and original yet totally oldschool pianists in jazz right now, Orrin Evans plays the Jazz Standard:7/17 with a trio, $20; 7/18 with a quintet, $25; 7/19 with the phenomenal Captain Black Big Band, $25.

7/17, 8/10 PM Geri Allen & Laurie Anderson at the Stone, $20, ostensibly playing piano/violin duets – wow – get there early.

7/17, 8 PM NYC’s most adventurous, entertaining string quartet, Brooklyn Rider play works by Ljova and other intriguing composers at the Loewe Theatre at NYU, 35 W 4th St., free, early arrival advised.

7/17-21, 8:30/11 PM tunefully cutting-edge pianist Jason Moran +3 at Birdland, $30 tix avail.

7/17, 9 PM noir cityscape rock with Lorraine Leckie and Anthony Haden-Guest playing songs off their forthcoming studio collaboration at the Gershwin Hotel, $10

7/17, 9 PM jazzy surf/instrumental band Dog Adrift at Shrine

7/18, 6:30 PM the Gregorio Uribe Big Band outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

7/18, 10ish wild funky hypnotic Indian bhangra brass band Red Baraat on the flight deck of the Intrepid, 46th St. and the Hudson, free w/rsvp, 21+

7/18 powerhouse, socially aware jazz drummer/bandleader Jeff “Tain” Watts and his Quartet at Madison Square Park, 7 PM.

7/18 newschool roots reggae crew Passafire play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7 at the heliport at 23rd St and the FDR, departing at 8, $20 adv tix rec. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

7/18, 7 PM Clare & the Reasons – who can be lush and haunting or annoyingly twee (mon frere – you ought to 86 the whistling) – at le Poisson Rouge, $10.

7/18, 8 PM torchy alt-country chanteuse Karen Hudson followed by a rare acoustic show by hilarious oldschool honkytonk band Trailer Radio at Gizzi’s on W 8th St.

7/18, 8/10 PM Burnt Sugar Arkestra revisits their ambient roots with music inspired by Sun Ra’s The Nubians of Plutonia at the Stone, $10

7/18, 8 PM Big Daddy Kane raps to the neighborhood on his old turf in Queensbridge Park.

7/18, 9 PM dark, lyrically-driven, female-fronted acoustic blues/country band the Sometime Boys at the Parkside

7/18, 9ish rustic oldtime upbeat swing/country blues bandleader Woody Pines at Rodeo Bar.

7/19, 1 PM Twistycat – the “site-specific electroacoustic bass woodwinds brainchild of Ed Bear and Lea Bertucci” – does strange and interesting things with bass clarinet and baritone sax at the intersection of Canal and 6th Ave., free

7/19, 6:30 high-powered, eclectic tenor saxophonist Geoff Vidal leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, free

7/19, 7 PM Tracy Island (Ian and Liza from wickedly tuneful psychedelic new wave band the Larch) followed by redoubtable literate janglerocker Paula Carino  (whose most recent album ranked #1 of the year at this blog) with her band at Local 269.

7/19, 7 PM iconic noir guitarist Jim Campilongo and his trio at Rockefeller Park downtown, free

7/19, 7:30 PM the world’s #1 hip-hop influenced ten-piece Balkan brass band, Slavic Soul Party plus open wine/beer bar plus free kosher ice cream at the Jewish Museum, $15/$12 stud/srs.

7/19 a good night at Smalls: 7:30 PM intense, smart, melodically brilliant pianist Danny Fox leads a trio with Chris van Voorst van Beest – bass , Max Goldman – drums followed at 10 the equally eclectic Joris Teepe’s Group, a trio this time out with Matt Wilson – drums , Don Braden – tenor sax.

7/19, 8 PM Dawoud – “the Jimi Hendrix of the sitar” – leads his uncategorizable worldbeat/jazz/jamband at the Gershwin Hotel, $10

7/19, 9ish Louisville early 80s style noise-punk band Anwar Sadat at Death by Audio, $7

7/19, 9ish LES surf/rockabilly/soul guitar legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Rodeo Bar.

7/19, 10 PM the funky, hip-hop influenced Underground Horns at the Cameo Gallery, $10.

7/19, midnight creepy minor-key harmonica blues with Stringbean & the Stalkers at the Ear Inn.

7/20, 6ish songwriters from the north Atlantic: the torchy British Cordelia Stephens followed by smart, rustic Irishman Niall Connolly at the American Folk Art Museum, free

7/20, 7 PM torchy oldtime swing with Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers plus suave blues guitarist Duke Robillard and band at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

7/20, 7 PM melodic jazz pianist Noah Haidu leads a quartet with Jon Irabagon, alto sax; McClenty Hunter, drums; Ariel De La Portilla, bass at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St. ,$20

7/20, 7:15 PM intense Middle Eastern metal/jazz jams with Hypercolor feat. Eyal Maoz (guitar), James Ilgenfritz (bass), Lukas Ligeti (drums) at Ange Noir Café, 247 Varet St (between White St & Bogart St), Williamsburg, L to Morgan Ave.

7/20, 8 PM paradigmatic smart 80s new wave popsters Squeeze in the converted parking lot at W 21st St and Surf Ave in Coney Island, free. The Romantics play What I Like About You beforehand.

7/20, 8 PM Tom Chess on oud and ney, with William McEvoy, bass;Shane Shanahan, percussion; Kenny Warren, trumpet playing original compositions at Bargemusic, $25/$20 srs/ $15stud

7/20, 8 PM Num’s Nu Afrika play roots reggae at Shrine.

7/20-21, 9/10:30 PM diverse, soulful pan-latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuna does an intriguing series of quartet shows with the phenomenal Juancho Herrera – guitar; Michael Olatuja – bass; Yayo Serka – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20

7/20, 9ish dark garage rockers the Detroit Cobras at Maxwell’s.

7/20, 9 PM oldschool-style Senegalese-flavored roots reggae with Meta & the Cornerstones at the 92YTribeca $12 adv tix rec.

7/20, 9:30 PM torchy oldtimey rock/swing siren Eleni Mandell at Joe’s Pub $15.

7/20, 10 PM the self-explanatory Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout at 55 Bar.

7/21, 6 PM a rare solo acoustic show by noir NYC rock legend LJ Murphy at the National Underground

7/21, 7:30 PM Arturo O’Farrill  – whose new solo piano album is amazing – & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra feat. trumpeter Arturo Sandoval at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/21, 7:30 PM “The Wake Up Madagascar” Tour raising global ecological awareness feat. chanteuse Razia Said, Jaojoby, Charles Kely, Saramba at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

7/21, 9 PM king of the surf guitar, Dick Dale, still setting picks on fire, at the Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

7/21, 9ish fearlessly intense indie rock songwriter/guitarslinger Jennifer O’Connor at Fontana’s.

7/21 9:30ish catchy latin ska/punk rockers Karikatura at Mehanata.

7/21, 11 PM fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems with Hannah vs. the Many at Sidewalk. She’ll hear how awful the sound here is and go back to playing better venues after this. But it’s a free show and that wail of hers barely needs amplification.

7/21, 11ish ageless, charmingly jangly lo-fi Japanese rocker women Shonen Knife at the Bell House, $12. They’re at Maxwell’s the following night for the same price, a little earlier, 9ish.

7/21, 1 AM (actually wee hours of 7/22) diverse, funky jazz violinist Zach Brock and band at the small room at the Rockwood.

7/22 the annual Jamaican jerk festival, gates open at noon, guessing that music starts around 5:30 with crooner Tarrus Riley (Jimmy Riley’s kid) & Fab 5 Band at Roy Wilkins Park in St. Albans at the edge of Queens (Merrick and Baisley Blvd), $25 adv tix available at VP Records, 170-21 Jamaica Avenue in Queens (includes free copy of Reggae Gold 2012), tix also at Veggie Castle, The Door, Genesis Restaurant, Topaz Restaurant Brooklyn, Moodies Records, Peoples Choice Furniture, and Miss Lily’s Variety on Houston

7/22, 1 PM a celebration of Colombian independence and music with Alejandro Zuleta, Daniel Fetecua y Pajarillo Pinta’o, Gregorio Uribe, Diego Obregon y Grupo Chonta, Johanna Castañeda y Joropeando, Martin Vejarano and La Cumbiamba eNeYé, Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano and Grupo Rebolú featuring Ronald Polo and Moris Cañate plus Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto headlining outdoors adjacent to Queens Theatre in the Park in Corona Park; 7 train to Shea Stadium, walk toward what’s left of the Globosphere and you’ll hear the festivities

7/22, 2 (two) PM Brooklyn Rider’s Johnny Gandelsman, violin; Christina Courtin, viola and Alex Greenbaum, cello play Haydn – String Trio in G Major, Op. 53, No.1; Beethoven – String Trio in G Major, Op 9, No 1; Schubert – String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 581 and Dohnanyi- Serenade in C Major, Op 10 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15stud.

7/22, 6 PM ex-Ellington trombonist Art Baron with Jennifer Vincent on bass, Steve Elson on saxes, David Phelps on guitar plus special guests at Bowery Poetry Club.

7/22, 7 PM dark, moody nuevo-soul band Shenandoah & the Night at Pier One on the upper west.

7/22 7:30 PM dark stormy intense avant/tango/classical pianist Fernando Otero followed eventually around 9 by dark retro 80s rocker Alfonso Velez at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $5

7/22, 8 PM haunting, intense pan-Middle Eastern trio Niyaz at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

7/22 Fisherman play Polynesian-flavored “exotica” at Rodeo Bar, 9ish.

7/22 10 PM up-and-coming noir guitar virtuoso Ben Von Wildenhaus at Manhattan Inn, solo with his trusty loop pedal

7/22, 10 PM upbeat, smartly lyrical oldtime original swing tunes with the Dirty Urchins at the Cameo Gallery, $8.

7/23, 7:30 PM amazing triplebill at Zirzamin: the Dimestore Dance Duo feat. Jack Martin and Jude Webre playing their gypsy Twin Peaks guitar music, followed at 8:30 by celebrated noir chanteuse Nicole Atkins and at 10ish Gato Loco with their eerie but totally here-and-now retro-style Cuban instrumentals.

7/23, 8ish soca legend the Mighty Sparrow at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free.

7/23, 8 PM Sweetheart of the Rodeo style country purists Whisperado at Spike Hill

7/23, 9 PM Cumbia Machin play chicha at Shrine – look out Chicha Libre, there’s another psychedelic cumbia band in town!

7/23 ferocious surf instrumentalists the Octomen – who could be as few as three and as many as eight – at Rodeo Bar 9ish

7/23 smart, multilingual Malian hip-hop/reggae/acoustic band SMOD at SOB’s, 9 PM, $18 adv tix rec.

7/23, 10 PM Rachael Bell’s dark Americana janglers Mesiko at Fontana’s, $10 incl. new 7″ single by Corporal

7/24 the Wallflowers at Bowery Ballroom are sold out

7/24, 5:30 PM charming, sly, innuendo-driven French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins on the plaza out back of the World Financial Center.

7/24, 6:30 PM versatile and insightful pianist Katie Reimer backs soprano Jo Ellen Miller and baritone John Maynard in a diverse program starting with the Romantic period and moving forward with art songs by Hugo Wolf, Brahms, Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Zemlinsky and Pfitzner at Liederkranz, 6 E 87th St., $20.

7/24, 7 PM the Cambodian Space Project play psychedelic Asian rock at Barbes followed at 9 by Balkan brass behemoth Slavic Soul Party (whose new album is characteristically off the hook).

7/24-28 8:30/11 PM newschool pianist Pablo Ziegler’s Tango Connection feat. violinist Regina Carter at Birdland, $30 seats avail

7/24, 9 PM torchy, jaunty, irresistibly fun oldtimey band Mornin Old Sport play the Jalopy, $10.

7/25, noon gypsy/latin/ska band Karikatura outdoors at the triangle across Amsterdam Ave. from Lincoln Center.

7/25 Elizabeth & the Catapult at Bowery Ballroom are sold out. Good for them

7/25, 6:30 PM jazz guitar genius Matt Munisteri leads his band outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

7/25 jazz violinist Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread at Madison Square Park, 7 PM.

7/25, 7 PM crooner Ricky Rubio and pianist Alba Mazza deliver Neopolitan favorites; singer Gianvito Bottalico performs Italian love songs and Barese specialties at Athens Square Park in Astoria, N to 30th Ave., free

7/25, 7:30/9:30 PM tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger leads a quartet with Ben Monder – guitar; John Hebert – bass; Colin Stranahan – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20.

7/26, 6 PM multi-wind virtuoso Demetrius Spaneas and pianist Jeffrey Goldberg improvise at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min., followed by hilarious, crazed jazz punks Mostly Other People Do the Killing at 8:30 (separate admission, same deal).

7/26-29, 7:30/9:30 PM multi-reed powerhouse Anat Cohen leads a series of combos at the Jazz Standard: 7/26 a duo with guitarist Romero Lubambo,$25; 7/27 a quartet featuring guitarist Howard Alden, $30; 7/28 with her big band Anzaic Orchestra, $30; 7/29 an especially tantalizing duo with pianist Fred Hersch, $25

7/26, 8 PM clever, lushly orchestrated art-rockers the Universal Thump at Barbes followed at 11 by the dark, spare, gypsy-tinged Kotorino.

7/26, 8 PM intense Turkish/klezmer/gypsy rockers Raquy & the Cavemen’s farewell NYC show at Drom, free w/rsvp to (212) 777-1157.

7/26, 8 PM NYC’s original Balkan brass behemoth, Zlatne Uste on the roof of the Manhattan JCC, Amsterdam Ave. and 76th St., discount $10 tix available with promo code CTMDFIDDLE.

7/26, 8 PM Red White & Nuge – “a night of right wing rock for lefties” – at LIC Bar: members of 2 Skinnie J’s, the Losers Lounge band, the Tall Pines and more play songs by right-wing nutjobs Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Grand Funk RR and, of course, The Nuge! $10 contrib. to the LIC for Obama campaign includes free buffet and t-shirt while supplies last. Hey – he’s been less than we hoped for, but at least he’s not Romney.

7/26, 8 PM young Serbian gypsy music/hip-hop ensemble GRUBB at Damrosch Park out back of Lincoln Center, free.

7/26, 8ish noir and lurid Americana: powerhouse lyricist/banjoist Curtis Eller and the Moonlighters’ perennially allusing, increasingly noir Bliss Blood at Waltz-Astoria, 23-14 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria

7/27, 6ish Liz Tormes at the American Folk Art Museum. A couple of years ago she put out a phenomenal gothic Americana rock record; here’s a chance to see how dark and intense she can get in an acoustic setting.

7/27, 6:30 PM a cultural salute to Egypt outdoors at the Queens Museum of Art in Corona Park, with Saidi stick dancing accompanied by a combo provided by the musical hotspot Alwan for the Arts followed at 8 by a screening of Ahmad Abdallahmad Abdalla’s 2010 film Microphone, which explores the music and arts scenes in Alexandria through the eyes of a recently returned expat. 7 train to Shea Stadium, exit across the street from the ballpark

7/27, 8 PM eclectic, shapeshifting saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin’s Wonderland feat. Turkish star Husnu Senlendirici at Drom, $15 adv tix highly rec.

7/27, 8:30 PM Colombian traditional music supergroup Los Irreales de Ondatrópica at Damrosch Park behind Lincoln Center

7/27, 9 PM Impostor Syndrome play dark female-fronted powerpop at Arlene’s.

7/27, 9 PM unaffectedly tuneful Americana rocker Jason Waters and band at Zirzamin

7/27, 10 PM dark 4AD-style dreampop rockers Dead Leaf Echo at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge in Bushwick, $7; they’re also doing a rare acoustic show at Pete’s on 8/2.

7/27, 10 PM psychedelic funk with the People’s Champs at Barbes.

7/27, 10:30ish Karikatura play smart, politically aware gypsy punk, ska and latin rock at Zebulon

7/27, 11 PM dark garage rock with King Khan & the Shrines at Bowery Ballroom, $15.

7/28, 5ish powerhouse electric blues guitarist Guy Clark Jr. at Central Park Summerstage

7/28, 6 PM guitarist Gerard Edery plays Sephardic music from across the diaspora at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min followed by lyrical third-stream jazz pianist Jacob Sacks leading a quintet with Jacob Garchik and Ben Gerstein, trombones; Thomas Morgan, bass; Dan Weiss, drums, separate admission 9/10 PM, same deal

7/28, 6:30 PM Istanbulive a.k.a. “Turkish Woodstock IV” feat. an amazingly eclectic all-Turkish bill with the Secret Trio (an exciting new gypsy/jazz summit withAra Dinkjian, Ismail Lumanovski and Tamer Pinarbasi), trippy saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin’s Wonderland feat. Turkish sax legend Husnu Senlendirici, and then the long-overdue US debut of a folk and protest music legend, chanteuse Selda Bagcan at Damrosch Park, early arrival a must, these events are perennially popular.

7/28, 7:30/9:30 PM eclectic jazz saxophonist Patrick Cornelius leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, $12.

7/28, 8 PM atmospheric loop-friendly art-rockers the Quavers followed at 10 by the haunting pan-latin Las Rubias Del Norte – who have more than a bit of chicha in them – at Barbes.

7/28, 9 PM weird segue, good doublebill: subtle, soulful bossa/samba chanteuse Rachel Brotman and her band followed at 10 by unpredictable indie multi-instrumentalist Kristin Mueller with bluesy violist Karen Waltuch (of the phenomenal Roulette Sisters) at Pete’s.

7/28, 9 PM ferocious, tuneful female-fronted gypsy punk/noir cabaret band Amour Obscur at Mehanata

7/28, 9:30 PM hypnotic Afrobeat jams with Elikeh at Joe’s Pub, $14.

7/28, 11 PM artsy, anthemic, brilliant metal band Of Earth downstairs at the Delancey, $10.

7/29, 2 (two) PM the Horszowski Trio: Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano – play Saint-Saens Piano Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18; Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8; Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major, D.929, Op. 100; at Bargemusic $35 ($30 senior, $15 student)

7/29, 6 PM Israeli jazz/metal guitarist Yoshie Fruchter at Downtown Music Gallery – bring earplugs.

7/29, 7 PM the Imani Winds play Mohammed Fairouz’ new composition Jebel Lebnan plus other intriguing works, reception to follow, at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W. 69th St., free

7/29, 7 PM Joe Hurley’s annual, high-spirited night of Irish rock, first Hurley playing with the Gents to open and then Joe Hurley’s All-Star Irish Rock Revue co-hosted by sharp, literate crooner Ed Rogers, plus downtown NY legend Willie Nile, members of the Mekons, Cracker, Alice Cooper Group, Bob Dylan’s band, Blue Oyster Cult and others, early arrival advised.

7/29, 8 PM one of the most interesting, smartly politically aware roots reggae bands around, Taj Weekes & Adowa at Springfield Park in Queens.

7/29, 9 PM Commercial Interruption plays ferocious original surf rock at Otto’s.

7/29, 9 PM Ameranouche play gypsy jazz at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

7/30, 7:30 PM Natasha Paremski, piano with Philippe Quint, violin play works by Prokofiev, Balakirev, Piazzolla and the New York premiere of Fred Hersch’s Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

7/30, 8ish dark female-fronted dreampop/retro 80s guitar band Beast Make Bomb plays their final show – they’re breaking up – at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $10

7/30, 8:30ish Public Enemy at Wingate Field in Crown Heights, free

7/30, 10 PM a rare small club date by the phenomenal, darkly melodic tenor sax of JD Allen and his Trio with the amazing Gregg August on bass and this era’s greatest extrovert jazz drummer, Rudy Royston, at Smalls

7/31, 5:30 PM Cape Verdean chanteuse Maria de Barros on the plaza out back of the World Financial Center.

7/31, 5:30 PM NYC country/hillbilly/gospel stars Ollabelle in the parking lot behind City Winery, free.

7/31, 7 PM Min Xiao-Fen’s astounding avant/jazz/Chinese classical Blue Pipa Trio at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, free

7/31, 8 PM underrated 90s hip-hop lyrical genius Keith Murray at Tappen Park in Staten Island.

7/31, 8/10 PM Motema honcho and stylistic globetrotter Jana Herzen plays original works on guitar, kalimba and percussion with probably numerous special guests at the Stone, $10.

7/31, 9 PM lyrical purist jazz piano with the Jim Ridl Trio feat. John Benitez – bass , Donald Edwards – drums at Smalls

7/31, 9 PM jazz violinist Yoojin Park leads a quintet at Something Jazz Club, no cover, $10 min.

7/31, 9:30 PM quirky, playful, smart cabaret/chamber-pop with Grace McLean and Them Apples at the big room at the Rockwood

7/31-8/4, 11:30 PM powerful oldschool style jazz belter Brianna Thomas with her band at Dizzy’s Club, $5 seats avail!

8/1, 7 PM the Imani Winds play all NYC premiere program plus appearances by the United States Air Force wind quintet and the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet at Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St, free.

8/1, 7:30 PM Harlem’s original eclectic punk band the Band-Droidz at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $12

8/1-5 veteran soul/jazz tenor saxophonist Lou Donaldson leads a B3 organ quartet at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 ($30 on the weekend).

8/1, 8 PM the probably assaultive, gypsy-flavored New York Chamber Trio: Eyal Maoz (guitars) Ron Caswell (tuba)Chris Stromquist (drums) followed at 10 by one of the most reliably interesting improvisers around, Marty Ehrlich (reeds) with Drew Gress (bass) and Ches Smith (drums) at the Stone, $10

8/1, 9 PM Israeli Middle Eastern dance-funk orchestra Yemen Blues at Damrosch Park, early arrival advised. If you need to see them in air-conditioned comfort, they’re at City Winery at 8 on 8/4 for $22 and will probably sell out even though this is a free show.

8/1, 8 PM chanteuse/uke player Bliss Blood’s torchy, lurid noir cinematic duo Evanescent at 68 Jay St. Bar.

8/1, 9:30 PM richly twangy Americana rockers Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at the Mercury, $10.

8/1, 9:30 PM cello/drums free jazz duets with Daniel Levin and Juan Pablo Carletti at Culturefix

8/2, noon, Afrobeat hip-hop bandleader Blitz the Ambassador at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free.

8/2, 6:30 PM intense, eclectic jazz composer/tenor saxophonist Geoff Vidal with Sean Conly on bass and Jochen Rueckert on drums at the Bar Next Door, free.

8/2, 7 PM eclectic oldtime acoustic blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at Terra Blues

8/2, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes followed at 10 by New Orleans brass band Tuba Skinny.

8/2, 8 PM multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band play new oldtimey gypsy-tinged jazz at the Castello Plan in Ditmas Park.

8/2, 9 PM high-energy oldtime swing and blues with Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Radegast Hall. They’re also here on 8/23.

8/2, midnight the Hsu-Nami play Taiwanese art-rock/metal instrumentals with electrified er-hu violin at Trash, $7 – this band is unbelievably intense and a lot of fun.

8/2, midnight, psychedelic downtempo/trip-hop indie pop band Vacationer at Union Hall, $12.

8/2, 8:30 PM the reliably devious, powerhouse Jon Irabagon on alto sax with Mark Helias, bass; Barry Altschul, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min; they’re here again on 8/4 at 9 and 10:30, same deal

8/2, 9ish noir guitar stylist Ben Von Wildenhaus with his band followed by the recently regrouped and amazing Dimestore Dance Band – the missing link between Django Reinhardt and Erik Satie, now more noir than ever – at Zebulon.

8/2, 9 PM hip-hop brass band grooves with PitchBlak Brass Band at Shrine, free. They’re also at Joe’s Pub on 8/19 at 9:30 PM for $12

8/2, 9ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on the 23rh, same time.

8/2, 9ish the Bad Plus play Stravinsky’s Rites of Spring at Damrosch Park behind Lincoln Center – don’t say you weren’t warned.

8/2, 10 PM Stratospheerius – the original violin metal band, whose new album reputedly shreds (don’t they always) at the Delancey, $10.

8/2, 10 PM saxophonist Jacob Garchik’s tuneful, sometimes brooding 3rd-stream 4twenty project at I-Beam, $10

8/2, 10:30 PM Jack Grace’s edgy, recently reunited, funky jamband Steak – who were a sort of early zeros counterpart to Little Feat – at Bowery Electric, free

8/2, 10:30 PM hilariously filthy, theatrical punk girlgroup pop spoof Cudzoo & the Fagettes at the Mercury, $10.

8/2, 11 PM Spanish jazz guitarist Dave Juarez with his versatile band at Desmond’s of all places.

8/3, 6 PM the Matt Cross Gypsy Jazz Quartet at Radegast Hall

8/3, 7:30 PM psychedelic funk orchestra Turkuaz at the Cameo Gallery, $12.

8/3, 8 PM dark female-fronted 4AD-style dreampop rockers Dead Leaf Echo at the Knitting Factory, $10.

8/3, 8/10 PM bassist Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz’s Abraxas plays the cd release show for their performance of John Zorn’s Masada: Book of Angels Vol. 19 with Aram Bajakian (guitars), Eyal Maoz (guitars), Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (on gimbri this time), Kenny Grohowski (drums) at the Stone, $10

8/3, 9ish chanteuse/pianist Kate Mattison’s torchy, hypnotic, catchy downtempo/trip-hop soul trio Mattison at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/3, 10:30 PM oldschool 60s organ/trombone soul-jazz with the Jared Gold /Dave Gibson Quintet at the Fat Cat.

8/3, 11 PM edgy, upbeat bluesy original swing tunes with guitarist Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at the 92YTribeca, $10

8/3, 11 PM intriguing dark indie folk group Colorform – who combine live painting with live music – at Culturefix. Colorform at Culturefix – how’s that for 3 syllables?

8/4, sets 1 and 3 PM, the Jack Quartet play works by Guillaume de Machaut, Charles Ives, Brian Baumbush, Ken Thomson, Payton MacDonald and David Crowell on Colonels Row on Governors Island, free

8/4 well-loved Malian bandleaders/crooner-and-chanteuse duo Amadou & Mariam at Central Park Summerstage, 5ish, early arrival advised.

8/4, 6:30 PM oldtime and bluegrass night with Spirit Family Reunion, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West and Del McCoury and band at Prospect Park Bandshell.

8/4, 7ish one of the year’s most unlikely but best triplebills: reliably hilarious faux-French garage rockers les Sans Culottes, psychedelic country/blues/bluegrass band American String Conspiracy and the unstoppably ferocious noir/ghoulabilly monster that is the Reid Paley Trio at Rocky Sullivan’s in Red Hook, $12

8/4, 8 PM “Music of Early Spain and beyond… bridging the ancient to the present with exotic songs, compelling dances and virtuosic improvisations, ALBA perform early Mediterranean music on traditional instruments. ALBA evokes the haunting melodies and dynamic rhythms of the Iberian peninsula as well as music from its Middle-Eastern and European neighbors. Through the time of La Convivencia when Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures flourished together to the Golden Age of Spain, ALBA makes this passionate music contemporary. With Margo Gezairlian Grib, voice, vielle; Rex Benincasa, percussion; Haig Manoukian, oud; Christopher Morrongiello, lute, guitarra Española at Bargemusic, $35 ($30 senior, $15 student).

8/4, 8 PM “an international quartet of improvisers dedicated to charming the Snake with sounds inspired by the Berber trance music of a real and imaginary Morocco: Satoshi Takeishi: percussion, Mat Maneri: viola, Brahim Frigbane: oud, Michaël Attias: alto saxophone” at Barbes followed at 10 by high-energy Mexican style Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos playing polkas and more.

8/4, 8 PM atmospheric, haunting soundscapes by Spooky Ghost at the small room at the Rockwood.

8/4, 8 PM a rare Brooklyn appearance by purist bluegrass/honkytonk rockers Demolition String Band at 68 Jay St. Bar.

8/4, 8 PM B3 grooves with the Masami Ishikawa Organ Quartet at Cleopatra’s Needle, free

8/4, 8:30 PM fiery avant accordion music with Kimmo Pohjonen & Helsinki Nelson at Damrosch Park.

8/4, 9 PM at Otto’s it’s Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf music shindig and this is one of the best, with the Initials, the ferocious, Link Wray inspired Howlin Thurstons, the eclectic TarantinosNYC at 11 and George Sempepos’ phenomenally good, psychedelic Middle Eastern surf rockers the Byzan-tones at around midnight.

8/4, 9ish intense gypsy punk with Bad Buka at Mehanata

8/4, 9 PM M Shanghai String Band – NYC’s original citybilly band, with a lead singer who pla,ys spoons – at the Jalopy, $10

8/4, 9:30 PM thoughtful, terse desert blues guitar star Sidi Toure at Joe’s Pub, $18.

8/4, 10 PM smart, funny, female-fronted, indelibly NYC urban pop band Delusions of Grand Streetat Trash, $8

8/4, 10 PM Jerry Adler of the Blam’s latest excellent project, lush dreampop rockers Wave Sleep Wave at at the Stone, $10.

8/4, 11ish PM hilarious cowpunk satirists Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Union Hall, $8.

8/4, half past midnight brilliant, cruelly satirical soul/funk man/filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative at the Blue Note, $10

8/5, 3 PM the Imani Winds play world premieres by emerging composers Joelle Zigman, Matt Siffert, Phil Taylor, Alex Weston, Matthew Taylor, Sam Parrilla, Molly Joyce, and Yuan-Chen Li at the Concert Hall at Mannes College of Music, 150 W 85th St.,hosted by Mohammed Fairouz, free.

8/5, 4:45 PM organist Stephen Fraser plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

8/5, 6 PM creepy jazz improvisation with a couple of guys from creepy improvisers Dollshot: bassist Giacomo Merega, tenor saxophonist Noah Kaplan, plus guitarist Andy Bianco and trumpeter Joe Moffett at Downtown Music Gallery, free

8/5, 7 PM Que Vlo-Ve (Wade Ripka & Nick DiFeo, guitars; Quince Marcum, vocals) play classic Greek rembetiko followed at 9 by the Hot Club of Flatbush pinchhitting for the temporarily AWOL Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

8/5, 7:30 PM a tribute to salsa composer Tite Curet Alonso with Viento de Agua feat. special guest Lalo Rodríguez plus the NYC debut of Grupo Esencia de Ponce at Damrosch Park behind Lincoln Center, early arrival advised.

8/5, 8:30 PM tenor saxophonist Tom Tallitsch – whose new album has swing and bite – at Caffe Vivaldi with his group.

8/5, 8:30 PM jazz violinist Scott Tixier with his group: Frank Locrasto , piano; Matt Parker, saxophone; Burniss Earl Travis II, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/5, 9 PM the Red Hook Ramblers playing their own hot jazz soundtracks to Fatty Arbuckle in “A Reckless Romeo” (1917) and two of his funniest silent comedies with Buster Keaton: “The Cook” (1918), and “Coney Island” (1917).at the Jalopy, $10.

8/5, 10 PM guitarist Yoshie Fruchter’s delightful klezmer metal/surf rock band Pitom at the Stone, $10

8/6, 7:30 PM weird segue, great show: slamming salsa with the Pedrito Martinez Group followed by Malian desert blues guitarist Sidi Toure at Marcus Garvey Park.

8/6, 7:30/9:30 PM tuneful third-stream original jazz compositions with composer Marshall Gilkes, trombone; Donny McCaslin, saxophones; Adam Birnbaum, piano, Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Eric Doob, drums at Dizzy’s Club, $25

8/6, 8 PM freak-folk legend Brute Force and Daughter of Force open with a cameo before NYC’s original gypsy punk brass band, Hungry March Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $8, free before 7 PM.

8/6, 8 PM popular 90s roots reggae crooner Barrington Levy at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

8/6, 8:30 PM cerebral, intense latin jazz pianist/composer Arturo O’Farrill leads a trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/6, 9 PM swirling, hard-hitting dreampop/garage rockers the K-Holes at the Knitting Factory, $10.

8/6, 9 PM the tuneful, atmospheric, purist retro 50s Behn Gillece Vibraphone Quintet at the Fat Cat – if you can imagine anything approaching “atmosphere” at the Fat Cat…

8/6, 9 PM Swingadelic play their monthly show at Maxwell’s, free

8/6-7, 10 PM Lucinda Williams at Bowery Ballroom, $35 tix have not sold out yet as of 7/25.

8/6, 10:15 PM dark female-fronted new wave/punk band Ingrid & the Defectors at Trash, $10

8/7, 7 PM the queen of Coney Island phantasmagorical noir rock and soul, Carol Lipnik & Spookarama at Barbes.

8/7, 7 PM trombonist Michael Dease leads his tuneful, purist Big Band at the Garage Restaurant in the west village

8/7, 7:30 PM violinist Lara St. John and friends celebrate the 25th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s 1987 Central Park concert at the Naumburg Bandshell, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

8/7, 7:30 PM six-piano new music powerhouse Grand Band – whose titanic performance was one of the highlights of this year’s Bang on a Can Marathon – playing Steve Reich’s ‘Six Pianos’ and Julia Wolfe’s Aretha Franklin-inspired ‘my lips from speaking…’ plus works by Philip Glass and Kate Moore at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix highly rec.

8/7, 9ish eclectic tuneful indie folk from multi-instrumentalist Alice Bierhorst and another multi-instrumentalist, hauntingly anthemic neoromantic/rock songwriter Serena Jost at Freddy’s.

8/7, 9 PM the Simple Minded Predators play bluegrass at Pete’s.

8/7-12, 9/11 PM vibraphonist and Christian McBride bandmate Warren Wolf – whose latest album is superb – at the Vanguard with Allyn Johnson on piano, Eric Wheeler on bass and Billy Williams on drums, $30

8/7, 9:30 PM Ethiopian jazz powerhouse Either/Orchestra – whose marathon concert last year at the New School featured a lot of recently unearthed stuff from Ethiopia and was absolutely off the hook – at the Jazz Standard, $20

8/8, 7 PM retro soul sensation Bettye LaVette at Madison Square Park.

8/8, 7 PM Marty Hroncich Co. mix old Italian favorites from the Istria & Kvarner region at Athens Square Park in Astoria, N to 30th Ave., free.

8/8, 9 PM tuneful, intense alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius leads an equally intense quintet with Orrin Evans – piano; Ben Wolfe – bass, Rudy Royston – drums, Nick Vayenas – trombone at Smalls

8/8, midnight, lead guitarist to the stars of the underground Thad Debrock – a brilliant, eclectic player on his own stuff too – at the small room at the Rockwood

8/9 cumbia party monsters Chico Trujillo plays the Rocks Off Cruise aboard the Harbor Lights, boarding at 6, leaving at 7 from behind the heliport at 23rd St. and the FDR, $25.

8/9 6 PM Frankie Bambara’s ageless, perennially fresh salsa jazz grooves at Shrine

8/9, 7:30 PM dark Americana with Kelli Scarr and Alana Amram with Jim Campilongo at le Poisson Rouge, $15.

8/9, 8 PM smart artsy retro 80s keyboard-driven rockers Overlord at Union Hall, $8.

8/9, 9 PM Veveritse Brass Band– as intense as Slavic Soul Party but without the hip-hop influence, and more improvisational, at the Jalopy, $10.

8/9, 9 PM Kurt Neumann leads a Sam Llanas-less version of literate heartland rock legends the BoDeans at City Winery, $25 standing room avail. Avoid the 8 PM opening act at all costs: she plays putrid Aaliyah-style corporate “R&B” disguised as country.

8/9, 9:30 PM the Brian Charette Organ Sextette – whose new album is one of this year’s most enjoyable jazz releases – at Smalls with Brian Charette – organ, Mike DiRubbo – alto sax, Seamus Blake – tenor sax, Itai Kriss – flute, John Ellis – clarinet, Jochen Rueckert – drums at Smalls

8/9, 10 PM a solo show by brilliantly lyrical pianist Brian Marsella of the Flail and Cyro Baptista’s band (and also a foppish indie band, and that hasidic stoner reggae abomination – hey, rent isn’t cheap) at the Stone, $10

8/10, 8 PM East African chanteuse Alsarah & the Nubatones followed at 10 by the self-explanatory Cumbiagra at Barbes.

8/10, 8 PM powerpop bandleader Mikal Evansplays the small room at the Rockwood followed eventually at 10 by surfy Colombian rock duo Il Albanico; next door the self-explanatory NY Funk Exchange plays the big room there at half past midnight

Bard Summerscape Festival starts August 10. Yeah, it’s out of town, but this year’s program is pretty amazing, an examination of the world of Camille Saint-Saens and his turbulent artistic world.  Transportation from NYC for ticketholders is available via a $30 shuttle from Lincoln Center or a free shuttle from the Poughkeepsie Metro North commuter train station.

8/10, 9 PM psychedelic Americana and blues with American String Conspiracy at Freddy’s

8/10, 9:30 PM Choban Elektrik – who put a keyboard-driven psychedelic rock spin on Balkan music – at Rock Shop in Gowanus

8/10, 10 PM Ianbassa play roots reggae at Shrine.

8/10, midnight, amazing, high-energy gypsy punk brass monstrosity March Fourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10

8/11, 3 PM banjoist/folksinger Abigail Washburn at Central Park Summerstage. Buckwheat Zydeco headlines afterward.

8/11, 8 PM Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey at Barbes.

8/11, 8 PM the Avalon String Quartet play Beethoven String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 in C-sharp minor; String Quartet No. 16, Op.135 in F Major at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15 stud.

8/11, 8:30 PM Lyle Lovett at Prospect Park Bandshell- you might have to listen from outside the arena for this one unless there’s a lot of rain beforehand.

8/11, 10 PM diverse Americana songwriter/blues guitar genius Will Scott at 68 Jay St. Bar

8/12, 1 PM haunting, politically fueled, powerfully relevant klezmer band Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird on the plaza at Lincoln Center

8/12, 3 PM eclectic steel pan virtuoso/cinematic composer Andy Akiho and ensemble at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St.

8/12, 5:30 PM Afrobeat band Toubab Crewe in the parking lot behind City Winery, free.

8/12, 6 PM Jose Valente on viola, Daniel Levin on cello and Jason Hwang on violin improvise at Downtown Music Gallery, free.

8/12, 9 PM badass alt-country siren and Neko Case collaborator Carolyn Mark at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

8/12, 9 PM the LES Hot Club play classic gypsy jazz at Barbes.

8/13, midnight the sly oldschool 60s C&W sounds of the Jack Grace Band at the Ear Inn

8/14, 7 PM jazz guitarist David Ullmann’s quintet play the cd release show for their reputedly excellent new one, Falling at Barbes with Chris Dingman – vibes; Karel Ruzicka Jr. – sax; Vinnie Sperrazza – drums and Gary Wang – bass followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party (whose new album is more than reputedly excellent).

8/14, 8:30/10:30 PM tasteful, eclectic jazz guitarist Mike Baggetta with Cameron Brown on bass and Jeff Hirschfield on drums at the Bar Next Door

8/14, 9ish the self-explanatory, horn-driven, psychedelic NY Funk Exchange at Lucille’s. A good room for this band. They’re also at Groove on 8/22 at 8 and 8/25 at 9.

8/14, 9ish a promising improvisational night: Mike Pride, drums + compositions; Jon Irabagon, alto & tenor sax; Alexis Marcelo, piano; Peter Bitenc, bass; Jonathan Moritz, tenor sax; Jason Stein, bass clarinet at Korzo.

8/14, 10 PM intense Armenian-tinged improvisations with Lou Reed lead guitarist Aram Bajakian and singer Julia Ulehla at the Stone, $10

8/15-16,7:30ish a mini bachata nueva festival at Highbridge Park uptown. On the 15th it’s Henry Santos from Aventura; the 16th has K Rose and 24 Horas.

8/15, 8 PM at the Stone: Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes) Russ Lossing (piano) Kenny Wollesen (drums)followed at 10 by Project Fukushima NYC, a benefit for Japan with Kaoru Watanabe (fue, taiko) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass, oud) Yuka (voice, taishogoto, ukulele, electronics); Pet Bottle Ningen: Dave Scanlon (guitar) Nonoko Yoshida (sax) Dave Miller (drums); Aya Nishina + Miho Hatori’s NEW OPTIMISM: Miho Hatori (vocal) Timo Ellis (bass) Shoko Nagai (key) Ahmed Gallab (drums) Aya Nishina (piano).”The benefit marathon concert in NYC hosted by three bands (20 minutes each) dedicates all its proceeds to Project Fukushima in Japan.”

8/15, 9ish the jaunty, oldtimey Two Man Gentlemen Band – whose new album of drinking songs is surprisingly loud and hard-hitting – at Rodeo Bar; 8/16 they’re at Rock Shop at 8ish, $10.

8/16,  7:30 PM the jaunty, oldtimey Two Man Gentlemen Band – whose new album of drinking songs is surprisingly loud and hard-hitting – at Rock Shop in Gowanus, $12.

8/16, 8 PM John Zorn improv night with bassist Shanir Blumenkranz plus a parade of usual suspects at the Stone, $25, get there early.

8/16, 8:30ish the Gentlemen Callers play oldschool honkytonk followed by the amusing but spot-on all-female Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts at Union Hall, $7

8/17, 7 PM Colombian Caribbean jazz with Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano Orchestra and the Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective with special guests Gregorio Uribe and Alejandro Florez at le Poisson Rouge, $15

8/17, 7 PM indie classical ensemble Percussia -whose name pretty much defines their repertoire – at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, free.

8/17, 7:30 PM Roberto Prosseda, piano plays”Midsummer Nocturnes” by Mendelssohn, Chopin, John Field, Debussy and Scriabin at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

8/17, 8:30ish a mixed bag of funk and soul with Austin’s exhilarating New Orleans-flavored Mingo Fishtrap, John Legend-ish smoov G Tre Williams & the Revelations and then the oldschool JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at Brooklyn Bowl, $10

8/17, 10 PM creepy noir guitar soundtrack magic with Stephen Ulrich and Itamar Ziegler at Barbes.

8/17, 10 PM two of NYC’s best-loved bluegrass crews with Demolition String Band followed by Freshly Baked Bluegrass at the Jalopy, $10.

8/17, 10 PM the queen of rockabilly, Wanda Jackson at Maxwell’s, $20 adv tix avail. at the club and in Manhattan at Other Music

8/17, 10ish entrancing cello/marimba duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi.

8/17, 10 PM Royal Khaoz play roots reggae at Shrine.

8/17, 10ish stoner hip-hop/punkmetal legends the Kottonmouth Kings at B.B. King’s, $25 gen adm. “You will find no traces of tight jeans or trendy indie trash!”

8/17, 10:30 PM raucous, high-energy country blues and hillbilly stuff with Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Hill Country, $12

8/18, 5 PM Lee Feldman at Something Jazz Club. He’s got a fascinating, often haunting album of piano/cello duets of traditional Jewish music out as well as a playful album of original songs. For fans of chamber pop and Steely Dan.

8/18, 8 PM violinist/singer Mireya Ramos, frontwoman of Mariachi Flor de Toloache – NYC’s only all-female mariachi band – plays Barbes followed at 10 by the ferocious, wild Balkan sounds of Raya Brass Band (whose new album might be the year’s best).

8/18, 8:30 PM the aptly titled Argentinian J.P. Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band at le Poisson Rouge, $15

8/18, 11:30 PM exhilarating retro 60s latin soul revivalists Spanglish Fly at Brooklyn Bowl $5

8/19, 3 PM get to Central Park Summerstage when the gates open if you want to see roots reggae harmony legends the Mighty Diamonds and Israeli Vibration. What’s left of Inner Circle play afterward (one can only imagine what the late Jacob Miller would have thought of the Fox network using a song by his old band as the theme for the most racist show on tv).

8/19, 4:45 PM organist David Christopher plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

8/19, 7 PM Albuquerque band Le Chat Lunatique mix gypsy jazz with reggae and other unexpected sounds at Barbes followed at 9 by newschool gypsy jazz virtuoso Stephane Wrembel. Le Chat Lunatique court tres tres vite to the Jalopy afterward for a 9 PM set.

8/19, 9 PM arguably the most haunting triplebill of 2012: Twin Peaks guitar duos with Ulrich Ziegler, the equally cinematic klezmer-tinged chamber-rock of Barbez – whose Paul Celan tribute from a couple of years ago is amazing-  and then dark sweeping female-fronted art-rockers Bee & Flower at the Gutter bowling alley in Williamsburg, $10.

8/20 versatile oldschool/newschool soul avatar and saxophone powerhouse Lakecia Benjamin at Ginny’s Supper Club, 310 Lenox Ave (125/126), time/$TBA. 8/21 she’s at the big room at the Rockwood.

8/20-28 New Orleans piano titan Henry Butler plays solo “early blues” followed by the reliably entertaining Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25/$30 on the weekend.

8/21, 8/10 PM two generations of avant garde legends: Pauline Oliveros (digital accordion) with Susie Ibarra (drumset, percussion) at the Stone. At 10 they’re joined by Thollem McDonas (piano), $10.

8/21, 10 PM eclectic, brilliant Nation Beat violinist Skye Steele’s Glorious Sunshine Band at Pete’s

8/21, 10 PM Bow Wow Wow – yup, the latest incarnation of Annabella Lwin’s sassy, badass new wave band from the 80s – at B.B. King’s, $22.50 adv tix rec.

8/22, 7:30 PM pianist Anthony Tobin celebrates Debussy’s 150th birthday with a solo concert and premiere of his film Claude Debussy: The World Will Change In His Sound at WMP Concert Hall, $20

8/22, 8 PM jazz vocals with Tammy Scheffer and her Sextet followed by guitarist Assaf Kehati and his Trio at 9:30 at Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl., Park Slope, $10.

8/22, 9 PM the atmospheric indie classical Portland Cello Project at City Winery, $15 standing room avail.

8/22, 11 PM torchy Americana chanteuse Megan Reilly at Zirzamin

8/22, midnight Stringbean & the Stalkers play dark eerie chromatic harp blues at the Ear Inn.

8/23, 7 PM eclectic psychedelic funk band Mamarazzi open for reggae/Afrobeat stars the Refugee All-Stars of Sierra Leone at East River Park, free.

8/23, 8 PM klezmer/bluegrass legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10.

8/23, 8 PM the reliably charming, politically aware, theatrical, harmony-driven Ukuladies at Freddy’s

8/23, 8:30 PM clarinetist Josh Rutner leads a klezmer jazz sextet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/23, 9:30 PM Wendy Rule at Caffe Vivaldi. If you’re too broke for (or want something darker than) Missing Persons and Gene Loves Jezebel at B.B. King’s, this is cheaper (it’s free) and it’s a lot better.

8/23, 10ish Charlene Kaye & the Brilliant Eyes at the Gramercy Theatre, $15. The new album is slick and overproduced, but the songs rock, they’re smart and she’s a hell of a guitarist.

8/24, 6ish smart, literate, oldtime western noir songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Karen Dahlstrom at the American Folk Art Museum, free

8/24, 7 PM the theme of this year’s Charlie Parker Festival at Marcus Garvey Park is Bird with Strings, a supposedly all-star lineup recreating pieces of that classic record. Then on the 25th, same place, same time it’s Jamire Williams’ Erimaj project, Derrick Hodge, singer Rene Marie and the presumably immortal Roy Haynes.

8/24, 9 PM Junior Toots (Toots Hibbert’s kid) and the Top Shotta Band followed by the CCB Reggae All-Stars at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

8/24, 9ish suave baritone western swing crooner Sean Kershaw & the New Jack City Ramblers at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

8/24, 10 PM eclectic, smart latin jazz bassist Pedro Giraudo leads a sextet at Barbes.

8/25, 4 and 8 PM keyboardist Michael Hearst’s Songs for Unusual Creatures at Barbes. Playful, psychedelic instrumentals about weird animals from around the world, suitable for kids, pray that the yuppie contingent with their whiny brats doesn’t show up.

8/25, 8 PM, repeating on 8/26 at 2 PM the St. Petersburg String Quartet play Tchaikovsky: String Quartet in B-flat Major, “ Unfinished” Op. Post.1865) (1); Schubert: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 29, D. 804 “Rosamunde”; Ravel: String Quartet in F Major at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15 stud.

8/25, 8:30 PM psychedelic Middle Eastern/Balkan/Asian jamband Tribecastan at Sullivan Hall, $15 adv tix rec.

8/25, 8:30 PM Mostly Other People Do the Killing’s bassist Moppa Elliott leads a sextet version of the insane, amazingly fun jazz terrorists at I-Beam, $10.

8/25, 9ish hypnotic retro psych-rockers Brian Jonestown Massacre at Webster Hall, 9ish, $30.50 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

8/25, 9:30 PM dark 80s style keyboardist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

8/26, 1 PM intense Scottish bagpipe music with Great Highland Bagpipes and Mor, “The Pied Pipers of New York” at Flushing Town Hall, free, early arrival advised.

8/26, 6ish this year’s bill at the Charlie Parker Festival at Tompkins Square Park is uncharacteristically weak – although it’s nice to see chanteuse/organist Ernestine Anderson get the headline spot she’s deserved for a long time.

8/26, 8 PM goth legend and Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy at the Well, 272 Meserole St. in Bushwick, $25 adv tix rec.

8/27, 8 PM avant pianist Taka Kigawa tackles Bach’s Art of the Fugue at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

8/27, 8:30 PM pianist Melody Fader and violinist Emily Popham play Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata plus works for solo piano by Debussy and Chopin at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

8/28, 7 PM eclectic pan-latin chanteuse Marta Topferova at Barbes.

8/28-9/2 the Ron Carter Big Band – enough said, right? – at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $30.

8/28-9/2, 9/11 PM jazz/Americana violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman leads a killer quartet with Jason Moran on piano, Greg Cohen on bass and Rudy Royston on drums at the Vanguard, $30

8/28, 9:30 PM dazzlingly eclectic virtuoso string ensemble Trio Tritticali play originals, Latin, Middle Eastern, jazz and clever pop/rock arrangements at Caffe Vivaldi.

8/28, 11ish dark intense minimalist Persian-flavored indie rock duo the Mast at Glasslands

8/29, 7 PM Italian folk music of the Istria region by Damir and Joe and band at Athens Square Park in Astoria, N to 30th Ave., free.

8/29, 8 PM, a latin jazz summit: Jerry Gonzalez & the Commandos de la Clave plus the Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

8/29, 9 PM Sean Wayland leads his B3 organ jazz band at Freddy’s

8/29, 8:30 PM original, eclectic bossa-tinged chanteuse Nina Moffitt leads a quartet with Chris Pattishall, piano; Jackson Hill, bass; Alex Ritz, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/30, 7:30 PM blue-eyed soul crooner Don Piper and his excellent, jangly band followed by eclectic, literate Britpop/glam/art-rock songwriter Ed Rogers – whose latest album Porcelain is amazing – at Zirzamin

8/30, 8 PM Chicago style blues powerhouse Bobby Radcliff plays a rare Brooklyn gig with his band at Freddy’s

8/30, 8 PM psychedelic funksters Groove Collective at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

8/30, 8:30 PM down-to-earth Chilean jazz vocal stylist Camila Meza leads a quartet with Glenn Zaleski, piano; Sam Anning, bass; Greg Ritchie, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

8/30, 10:15 PM haunting, lush art-rockers the Snow – whose new album is reputedly as excellent as their last two – at Joe’s Pub, $15.

8/31, 7:30 PM funk orchestra Burnt Sugar (feat. many Melvin Van Peebles collaborators) “freaks every other song in the book- a JB, Steely, Ra, Jimi, Bowie, Miles, Van Peebles and BS Monsta-Mosh” at Le Poisson Rouge, $10 adv tix rec.

8/31, 8 PM badass resonator guitarist/blues chanteuse Mamie Minch followed at 10 by psychedelic funk with the People’s Champs at Barbes.

8/31, 9 PM hilarious, satirical Merle Haggard cover band Bryan & the Haggards – who do sick jazz versions of honkytonk classics – at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

8/31, 1 AM (actually wee hours of 9/1) explosive two-sax-and-drums funk/trip-hop instruental band Moon Hooch at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

9/1, 9 PM reggae singer Dahlia Dumont plays with her roots band at Shrine.

9/1, 9ish crazy gypsy punk with Bad Buka at Mehanata

9/1, 10 PM bouncy Mexican polkas and more with Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos at Barbes.

9/2, 7 PM long-running, eclectic jazz/chamber pop quartet the Four Bags at Barbes followed at 9 by gypsy guitar virtuoso Stephane Wrembel.

9/2, 11 PM charismatic frontman Sekouba and his huge, intense, politically charged African roots reggae band at Shrine

9/3, sets at 1 and 3 PM pyrotechnic, unpredictable avant violinist Todd Reynolds with Jordan Tice on guitar, Jonny Rodgers on glass harmonica andspecial guests play new arrangements of American folk music on Colonels Row on Governors Island, free.

9/4, 7 PM the king of the downtown NYC literate rock anthem, Willie Nile at Joe’s Pub, $25

9/7, 8 PM a rare evening of chamber and film music by David Amram featuring an all-star cast including Amram himself on French horn and piano at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix very highly rec.

9/4, 8:30 PM the Toomai String Quintet play two sets, the second a performance of Jessica Pavone’s understatedly haunting Hope Dawson Is Missing with guitarist Mary Halvorson at I-Beam, $10.

9/6, 8 PM eclectic desert blues guitar star Bombino and his jamband at Highline Ballroom,$15 adv tix rec.

9/7 is Brazilian World Music Day, check their blog for NYC happenings.

9/7, 7:30 PM atmospheric noir art-rockers Elysian Fields at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/8, 7ish an eclectic lineup, killer triplebill: barrelhouse blues band the 4th St. Nite Owls, ska punks the Hub City Stompers and then eventually around 10 intense noir ska/swing band Tri-State Conspiracy at the downstairs studio space at Webster Hall, $12

9/8, 8:30ish the Atomic Duo: “some Flatt, a little Scruggs, and a whole lot of Gil Scott-Heron” – at 68 Jay St Bar

9/8, 8:30 PM a kick-ass doublebill at I-Beam with perennially tuneful pianist Russ Lossing leading a trio followed by the Two Bass Band with Ben Street and Masa Kamaguchi plus trombonists Scott Reeves and Bryan Dye plus many others, $10; drummer Jeff Davis leads a trio with Lossing at 10 PM on the 14th.

9/8, 9:30 PM a killer Balkan/klezmer doublebill with Litvakus and Raya Brass Band at Joe’s Pub, $TBA

9/9, 3 PM indie classical guitarist Gyan Riley (Terry’s kid) at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St.

9/10 the CCB Reggae All-Stars play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 6, departing at 7 from the heliport at 23rd St. and the FDR, $20 adv tix available at the Highline box office.

9/10, 7:30 PM duo pianists Christina & Michelle Naughton play Mendelssohn, de Falla, Milhaud, Rachmaninoff and Nancarrow at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec. followed at 11 by lutenist Jozef Van Wissem and electroacoustic indie chamber ensemble Noveller for $8 (adv tix, separate adm.)

9/11, 8 PM violinist Elmira Darvarova, hornist Howard Wall of the New York Philharmonic and pianist Tomoko Kanamaru play music of Brahms, Schumann and their contemporaries at Symphony Space, free, early arrival advised.

9/11, 10:30 PM pianist Orrin Evans’ ferociously smart, tuneful postbop combo Tarbaby with Oliver Lake, Eric Revis and Nasheet Waits at le Poisson Rouge, $15

9/12, 7 PM violin virtuoso Gil Morgenstern’s reliably enlightening, thematic Reflections Series opens at WMP Concert Hall with a program titled Stravinsky, The Violin Years: 1930-1935 feat. pianist J.Y. Song, $35/$15 stud.

9/12, 8 PM the New York Piano Quartet performs musix of Austrian composers Joseph Marx, Erich Korngold, Gernot Wolfgang and others at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec.

9/12, 9ish fiery, intense, lyrical art-rocker Spottiswoode at the big room at the Rockwood, $12 adv tix rec.

9/12, 10 PM one of the original gypsy rock bands, Firewater at the Knitting Factory, $14 – note that the new incarnation is minus piano genius Paul Wallfisch and works a more hypnotic, south Asian vein. They’re also at le Poisson Rouge on 9/15 at 8:30 for an additional six bucks.

9/12, 10 PM Judah Tribe plays roots reggae at Shrine.

9/13, 8 PM pianist Octavio Brunetti and violinist Elmira Darvarova play Piazzolla at Symphony Space, $20 adv tix rec.

9/14, 8 PM literate glamrock legend Ian Hunter at Highline Ballroom, $30 adv tix rec.

9/14-15, 10 PM stark, intense gypsy rock with Devotchka at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm. They’re also at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, same time same price, on 9/16.

9/14, 10 PM Random Test plays roots reggae at Shrine.

9/16, 10 PM long-running indie/Americana rockers the Silos at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec. at the club 5-7 PM M-F.

9/17, 7:30/9:30 PM hot newschool melodic jazz playing and compositions: the Young Lions Quintet with Stacy Dillard, the Curtis Brothers, and E.J. Strickland at Dizzy’s Club, $25.

9/17, 11 PM Deerhoof – sort of a zeros/teens version of the Eels – at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $17.

9/21 powerful, politically aware Irish-American punk/anthemic literate rock legends Black 47 play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7, departing at 8 from the heliport at 23rd St. and the FDR, $25 adv tix available at the Highline box office

9/22 scorching Romanian gypsy brass orchestra Fanfare Ciocarlia at the Schimmel Center at Pace University downtown on Spruce St.

9/23, 6 PM drum/cello improvisations with Juan Pablo Carletti and cellist Daniel Levin at Downtown Music Gallery, free

9/23, 8 PM torchy, smart Americana chanteuse Tift Merritt plays the album release show for her new one Travelling Alone at City Winery, $28 standing room avail.

9/23, 9 PM hilarious, smart grasscore/C&W band the Devil Makes Three at the Gramercy Theatre, $19 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

9/25, 7:30 PM haunting gypsy chanteuse (and Bertold Brecht niece) Sanda Weigl at Joe’s Pub, $TBA.

9/26, 8 PM Mariel Roberts premieres new works for solo cello by Andy Akiho, Sean Friar, Alex Mincek, Tristan Perich, and Daniel Wohl at Issue Project Room, $15.

9/27 funky bhangra orchestra Red Baraat at at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/27, 11 PM My Wooden Leg plays gypsy punk at Freddy’s.

9/28, 8 PM oldschool soul legend Bettye LaVette at Highline Ballroom, $26 adv tix rec.

9/28, 8:30 PM nimble but atmospheric vibraphonist/composer Tyler Blanton and his group at I-Beam, $10.

10/4, 7:30 PM exhilarating, clever, eclectic Russian/gypsy/cinematic string band Ljova & the Kontraband  – whose 2008 album is a genuine classic – at Symphony Space, $30 gen adm includes a drink.

10/11, 7:30PM Angela & Jennifer Chun play music for two violins by Béla Bartók and Luciano Berio, and, joined by pianist Nelson Padgett, perform the rarely heard Phantasy for two violins and piano by British composer Edmund Rubbra at Symphony Space, $30 adv tix rec

10/11 at Issue Project Room: an all-Mohammed Fairouz concert with the Borromeo Quartet playing the NY premiere of The Named Angels plus the Cygnus Ensemble as well as pianists Kathleen Supové, Taka Kigawa and Blair McMillen.

10/12 rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson at Highline Ballroom

10/28, 7:30 PM at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall the Tokyo String Quartet joined by the Jasper Quartet for a farewell show featuring Webern: Five Movements for String Quartet; Mozart: String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, K. 515; Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20, $15 adv tix highly rec.

10/28 at Merkin Hall, Yoon Jae Lee leads Ensemble 212 in the NY premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’s Akhnaten, Dweller in Truth, a double concerto with soloists Nicholas Canelakkis (cello) and the conductor leading from the piano.

10/28 Yasiin Bey f.k.a. Mos Def – whose unpredictably brilliant career now has him doing Gil Scott-Heron style soul and dark indie classical music – at the Apollo Theatre.

11/10 70s punk-pop legends the Rezillos at Bowery Electric.

Live Music Calendar for NYC for June and July 2012

New July/August calendar is here and constantly being updated. For directions and other information on the venues where these shows are happening, check the exhaustive guide to over 200 New York live music venues at NYMD’s sister blog, Lucid Culture.

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

Oldschool Chicago style blues guitarist Irving Louis Lattin has a lot of June shows coming up.  He’s at  Terra Blues at 7 PM on 6/1, 6/7, 6/9 and 6/20.

Mondays at the Fat Cat the Choi Fairbanks String Quartet play a wide repertoire of chamber music from Bach to Shostakovich starting at 7.

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

Mondays in June at 9 PM Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra plays the Stone, $10. They might do their Stone (that’s Sly) or their originals or both or who knows – lots of fun in an intimate space, show up early at 7:30 and catch some of the open rehearsal.

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 6/11, 6/18 and 6/25, 8 PM-ish Valerie Kuehne plays Goodbye Blue Monday. Irrepressible, sometimes assaultive, surreal avant-garde cellist/composer/singer and a charismatic performer with a punk edge.

Also Monday nights Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, a boisterous horn-driven 11-piece 1920s/early 30’s band play Sofia’s Restaurant, downstairs at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Ave., 3 sets from 8 to 11, surprisingly cheap $15 cover plus $15 minimum considering what you’re getting. Even before the Flying Neutrinos or the Moonlighters, multi-instrumentalist Giordano was pioneering the oldtimey sound in New York; his long-running residency at the old Cajun on lower 8th Ave. is legendary. He also gets a ton of film work (Giordano wrote the satirical number that Willie Nelson famously sang in Wag the Dog).

Mondays at Tea Lounge in Park Slope at 9:30 PM trombonist/composer JC Sanford books big band jazz, an exciting, global mix of some of the edgiest large-ensemble sounds around. If you’re anybody in the world of big band jazz and you make it to New York, you end up playing here: what CBGB was to punk, this unlikely spot promises to be to the jazz world. No cover.

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

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

Mondays at 10 PM Gato Loco plays Zirzamin. One venues calls them a “psycho mambo band,” but that doesn’t translate their irrrestibly catchy but dark sound. Based in oldtime 1920s Cuban tunes and beats but with an irreverent current-day sensibility, they’re one of the funnest bands in town right now. Depending on who’s available, they may roll out their low-register unit which includes baritone sax, tuba, baritone guitar and bass.

Also Mondays in June Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play Union Pool in Williamsburg, two sets starting around 11:15 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 clever, fiery, eclectic Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party play Barbes at 9. Get there as soon as you can as they’re very popular. $10 cover.

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

Wednesdays at 9:30 Roosevelt Dime plays their unique mix of oldtimey string band music with a dash of classic 60s soul at Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Williamsburg.

Wednesdays at midnight snarling imaginative lo-fi Bollywood rock band Yankee Bang Bang – who’ve got an intriguing new album out – play Broomies, 921 Broadway in Bushwick.

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

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

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

Saturdays in June, plus June 28 at 4:30 PM Raya Brass Band at Radegast Hall. Their new album Dancing on Roses, Dancing on Cinders is one of the year’s best; they take haunting, intense Balkan vamps and jam them out for minutes on end without any drop in that intensity.

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

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

Sundays from half past noon to 3:30 PM, bluegrass cats Freshly Baked (f.k.a. Graveyard Shift), featuring excellent, incisive fiddle player Diane Stockwell and an A-list of players play Nolita House (upstairs over Botanica at 47 E Houston). Free drink with your entree.

Three Sundays in July: 7/1, 7/8 and 7/15 jazz guitarist Peter Mazza – a subtle and soulful player whom Gene Bertoncini has endorsed – leads a series of intriguing trios at the Bar Next Door, 7:30 PM

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

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

5/29, 7 PM Mariachi Flor de Toloache frontwoman/violinist Mireya Ramos at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party.

5/29-30 pianist Dave Kikoski (of the Mingus Orchestra) leads a tuneful trio with Ed Howard on bass and Al Foster on drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $20

5/29, 7:30 PM pianist Timothy Andres plays works by Brahms, Schumann, Ingram Marshall, Ted Hearne, and his own compositions at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

5/29, 8 PM intense violin/bass/drums improv/atmospheric/assaultive trio Iron Dog at Freddy’s; they’re at Local 269 at 10 on 6/10

5/29, 8 PM the NY New Music Ensemble plays works by Franco Donnatoni, Annelies van Parys, Phillippe Hurel and Gerard Grisey at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

5/29 purist, guitarishly brilliant, jangly country/psychedelic rock band Chris Erikson and the Wayward Puritans at Rodeo Bar, 9ish

5/29, 10 PM Bang on a Can’s Vicky Chow solo on piano at the Stone, $10.

5/30, 7:30 PM stunningly eclectic classical/Middle Eastern/gypsy/worldbeat string band Trio Tritticali play the album release show for their phenomenal new one at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave. (corner of Lincoln Pl.), Park Slope, $10/$5 stud.

5/30, 8 PM the Tarras Band – sort of the klezmer equivalent of the Mingus bands – playing the great Dave Tarras’ originals and arrangements at 6th St. Synagogue, $15 incl. a drink.

5/30, 8 PM unpredictably bracing, intense avant garde vocalist/composer Amy X Neuburg at the Stone, $10

5/30 soaring but subtle Americana chanteuse/songwriter Hope Debates & North Forty at Rodeo Bar, 9ish.

5/30, 10:30 PM smart, politically aware newschool bluegrass harmony crew 2/3 Goat at Cafe Steinhof in Park Slope.

5/31, 7 PM the mysterious Tiki Brothers, who play kick-ass psychedelic instrumental versions of 60s rock hits and reinvent surf rock classics, at Rocky Sullivan’s in Red Hook

5/31, 8 PM eclectic Afrobeat band Timbila– who kicked ass at last year’s Howl Festival –  followed by the Hot Sardines playing 20s hot jazz at Barbes.

5/31, 8 PM acclaimed avant garde cellist Cornelius Dufallo plays world premieres by Kinan Azmeh, Paul Brantley and Tim Hodgkinson as well as originals and works by JacobTV, Svjetlana Bukvich-Nichols and Patrick Derivaz at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$15 stud.

5/31, 8 PM an intriguing jazz doublebill with the Seung-Hee Han Band feat Frank LoCrasto and Adam Kolker followed at 9:30 by guitarist Mike Baggetta with Jason Rigby on sax, Zack Lober on bass and the inimitable George Schuller on drums at ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Placebtw 1st St. and Carroll St., Park Slope

5/31-6/3 legendary European bop trumpeter Tomasz Stanko leads a quartet with Dave Virelles – piano; Thomas Morgan – bass; Gerald Cleaver – drums at the Jazz Standard, 7:30/9:30 PM, $25 ($30 Fri-Sat).

5/31, 8 PM Tammy Faye Starlite’s spot-on, cruelly funny Blondie cover band the Pretty Babies at Maxwell’s, $8

5/31, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra plays an eclectic program of Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia and Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite at Symphony Space, $20.

5/31, 8:30 PM the klezmer-fueled Ayn Sof Arkestra & Bigger Band – NYC’s most exciting original big band jazz ensemble – at 6th St. Synagogue, $10

5/31, 9ish Ashen Keilyn’s long-running, well-loved, jangly, moody indie band Scout at Bowey Electric, $8

5/31 frequently haunting oldtime country and bluegrass with Michaela Anne and the Honeycutters at Rodeo Bar, 9ish.

5/31, 9:30 PM dark acoustic Americana/blues/torch song group the Sometime Boys’ cd release show at the Parkside.

5/31, 10 PM the Gregg August Group does what’s essentially a live rehearsal at the Fat Cat. A powerful, politically aware composer and a smartly melodic player, one of the most interesting four-string guys in jazz

5/31, 10 PM Joe Pug – who’s quickly building a vast catalog of smartly lyrical, fearlessly political Americana/blues songs – at Bowery Ballroom, $13 adv tix rec. Make sure to avoid the putrid couplecore act who play at 9.

6/1-2 American Composers Orchestra’s annual new music readings at the DiMenna Center, 450 W. 37th St, free & open to the public, reservations rec. for the 6/1 working rehearsal and run-throughs on 6/2 feat. new works by Ryan Chase, Peter Fahey, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Paul Kerekes, Pin Hsin Lin, and Benjamin Taylor.

6/1, 5:30 PM oldtime fiddler Jackson Lynch at the American Folk Art Museum, free.

6/1, 6 PM bad segue, good show: eclectic tango/classical clarinet virtuoso Thomas Piercy followed at 8:30 by Canadian darkwave chanteuse NLX at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/1, 7 PM captivating worldbeat chanteuse/songwriter Imani Uzuri plays the cd release for her eclectic new one the Gypsy Diaries at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec

6/1, 7:30 PM Ukrainian virtuoso Julian Kytasty leads the New York Bandura Ensemble at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St. (2nd Ave/Bowery), $15.

6/1, 7:30/9:30 PM Jon Irabagon on saxes with Sean Wayland on Organ and EJ Strickland on Drums at the Bar Next Door

6/1, 8 PM wildly guitar-driven psychedelic female-fronted power trio Devi outdoors at the Grove St. Path train station in Jersey City, free.

6/1, 8 PM an eclectic, amusingoldtime/Americana quadruplebill at the Bell House with Woodpecker, the Gentleman Callers, all-female Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts and the satirical Menage a Twang, $10.

6/1, 8 PM a good doublebill at the Stone with torchy bossa chanteuse Sasha Dobson solo followed by the unpredictably excellent Trio S: Doug Wieselman on clarinet, Jane Scarpantoni on cello and Kenny Wollesen on drums, $10

6/1, 8 PM 90s NYC underground blues/soul legends King Dice at Kenny’s Castaways.

6/1-2, 8:30/10 PM innovative Finnish sax improviser Mikko Innanen plays with four combos: on 6/1 with Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, then with Ken Filiano on bass and Lou Grassi on drums; on 6/2 with Andrew Cyrille and then a quintet with Steve Swell on trombone at I-Beam, $10 sugg don.

6/1, 9 PM plaintive, powerful, innovative Bosnian accordionist Merima Kljuco joins forces with equally haunting, intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack for an evening of Kljuco’s Sevdah Songs cycle, a radical reinvention of centuries-old works at Alwan for the Arts, $20, early arrival highly advised.

6/1, 9 PM Phil Kestra & the Balkan Explosion at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

6/1, 9/10:30 PM intriguing globally-flavored improvisations with Petros Klampanis, bass and compositions; Jean-Michel Pilc, piano; Ari Hoenig, drums; Christos Rafalides, vibraphone at Cornelia St Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

6/1, 9 PM the Two Cent Jazz Band play oldtime swing at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

6/1, 10 PM well-liked, dynamic powerpop band New Atlantic Youth – with Jesse Katz from the Brooklyn What – at Trash

6/1, 10:30 PM eclectic, soulful B3 organist Jared Gold and trombonist Dave Gibson lead a Quintet at the Fat Cat.

6/1, 11 PM intense, tuneful southwestern gothic rock with the Downward Dogs at the National Underground.

6/1, 11 PM the Pinstripes – one assumes they’re not Red Sox fans – play ska, roots reggae and dub at Two Boots Brooklyn

6/2 organist Christopher Houlihan plays symphonic works by legendary, cutting-edge French composer Louis Vierne to commemorate the 75th anniversary of his death at the Church of the Ascension, 5th Ave. at 10th St. At 3 PM he plays Symphonies 1, 3 and 5; and at 7:30 PM, Symphonies 2, 4 and 6.

6/2, 6ish PM-ish Walter Lure’s ageless punk-powerpop band the Waldos at Tompkins Square Park.

6/2, 7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues.

6/2, 7:30 PM menacing Canadian gothic songwriter Lorraine Leckie and her ferocious, intense band at Otto’s

6/2, 8ish dark Americana/noir/punk chanteuse Raquel Bell followed by eclectic surfy Colombian rockers Il Albanico at Dekalb Market, 138 Willoughby Street at Flatbush Ave, free

6/2, 8 PM the Sima Trio: Sami Merdinian, violin; Ani Kalayjian, cello; Sofya Melikyan, piano with special guests Christine Moore, soprano and Vasko Dukovski, duduk and clarinet play Armenian composers at at Alwan for the Arts, $20.

6/2, 8 PM another good doublebill at the Stone: Nadia Sirota and Clarice Jensen play viola/cello duos followed by guitarist Tony Scherr doing his own stuff solo, $10

6/2 at 8 PM, repeating on 6/3 at 3 PM violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Nina Kogan play Brahms – Sonatensatz in C minor, WoO 2; Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer”; Schubert – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, D. 574, “Duo” and Sarasate – Carmen Fantasy at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15stud.

6/2, 8 PM smart Americana jams and tunesmithing: the Strung Out String Band followed at 10 by Megan Palmer at 68 Jay St. Bar.

6/2, 8 PM the reliably adventurous Mivos Quartet and cpmposer collective Wet Ink Ensemble present their first joint concert, featuring works by Sam Pluta, Alex Mincek, and Kate Soper. Mivos play Sam Pluta’s Lyra for amplified string quartet, a meditation on the flickering of stars in the New England night sky, Alex Mincek’s arresting String Quartet No. 3, lift-tilt-filter-split, and Carl Christian Bettendorf’s Il y a l’océan. In addition to the music for quartet, Kate Soper and Joshua Modney will perform Soper’s duo for voice and violin, Cipher, at Issue Project Room, $15

6/2, 8 PM eclectic country, blues and Americana with American String Conspiracy at Freddy’s.

6/2, 8:30 PM art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande and band playing his spot-on English-language versions of Georges Brassens classics at the Jalopy followed by M Shanghai String Band at 10, $10.

6/2, 8:30 PM “a tour of Green-Wood Cemetery led by cemetery historian Jeff Richman. Armed with flashlights and the full moon and accompanied by mystical live accordion music, participants will explore Green-Wood’s catacombs and will visit the final resting places of luminaries including De Witt Clinton, American artist William Holbrook Beard and many others. The tour will also include a visit to Battle Hill where the Battle of Brooklyn was fought in 1776. Participants must bring a flashlight.” 25th Street at 5th Ave, Brooklyn, R train to 25th Street and walk up the hill one block and into the cemetery, $20. Spooky!

6/2, 9 PM Jack Grace’s surreal, funky, late 90s/early zeros jamband Steak is back together and they’re playing at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. Come see how hard the Martini Cowboy used to rock: they’re great fun live.

6/2, 9 PM Bad Buka’s “gypsy punk meltdown” at Mehanata, $10.

6/2, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s features Connecticut’s terse, purist Clams, Pacifica Roadshow and at 11 powerhouse original reverb rockers Strange But Surf at Otto’s.

6/2, 9 PM a rare acoustic show by Ashen Keilyn’s pensive, brooding jangle/indie band Scout at Full Cup, 388 Van Duzer St. in Staten Island

6/2, 9:45 PM smart, multistylistic jazz-pop/bossa nova chanteuse Sinem Saniye at Caffe Vivaldi

6/2, 10 PM a rare small club show by noir ska ensemble Tri-State Conspiracy at Hank’s.

6/2, 10ish haunting, rustic, gypsy-inflected art-rockers Kotorino at Sycamore Bar, $10.

6/2, 11 PM House of Waters play psychedelic, Middle Eastern-inflected hammered dulcimer worldbeat jams at the big room at the Rockwood

6/3, 3 PM-ish CBGB punk legends the Sic Fucs at Tompkins Square Park

6/3, 3 PM. up-and-coming avant-garde ensemble Face the Music plays Osvaldo Golijov’s Last Round for string ensemble; Steve Martland’s Horses of Instruction, for mixed classical/rock ensemble; Anna Clyne’s short quartet Primula Vulgaris; and Robert Honstein’s Night Mixes, at PS 321, 180 7th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, $15, all proceeds to benefit the school music program.

6/3, 4:45 PM organist Angela Kraft Cross plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

6/3, 7 PM Slavic Soul Party drummer Chris Stromquist’s Raskolnikov brass band with Brandon Seabrook on banjo at Barbes.

6/3, 7 PM satirical 80s cover band the Delorean Sisters acoustic and unanmplified at Sidewalk

6/3, 7:30 PM the Andre Matos Quartet with Jacob Sacks, Dave Ambrosio and Billy Mintz followed by the Frank Carlberg Trio feat. Matt Pavolka and Richie Barshay) at 8:30 and then composer/chanteuse Sara Serpa headlining with her combo: guitarist Andre Matos, pianist Kris Davis, bassist Aryeh Kobrinsky and drummer Dan Dan Weiss at ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

6/3, 8ish baritone western swing crooner Sean Kershaw at Grand Victory in Williamsburg

6/3, 8:30 PM innovative, hauntingly intense 4-woman Bulgarian a-appella quartet Black Sea Hotel at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

6/3, 9 PM intense, slashingly Americana songwriter Matt Keating – whose new album may be his best yet – at the small room at the Rockwood

6/3, 9ish Trailer Radio play amusing retro 60s original honkytonk songs at at Rodeo Bar.

6/4 the CCB Reggae All-Stars play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Jewel, boarding at 6 at the heliport at 23rd St and the FDR, departing at 7, $30, early arrival advised. They’re also playing one of these on 7/2 as well as one in August and one in September.

6/4, 9ish trippy, twangy Asian psychedelic pop revivalists Dengue Fever at Webster Hall, $30 adv tix rec. at the Mercury Lounge box ofc. open 5-7 PM M-F

6/4, 9ish moody 80s-ish female-fronted neosoul/downtempo band Teletextile at the Cameo Gallery, $10.

6/4, 9 PM an avant evening with cellist Valerie Kuehne plus Lucas Brode, the Jazzfakers and Jason Ajemian at Small Beast upstairs at the Delancey.

6/4, 10 PM torchy eclectic cellist/songwriter Ashia & the Bison Rouge at Union Hall, $8

6/4, midnight-ish noir guitarist par excellence Ben Von Wildenhaus with his Twin Peaks style band at Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint.

6/5, 8 PM a whopper of a veteran LES rock quadruplebill: Lakeside all-stars Los Dudes, legendary and perennially fresh psychedelic punk/dreampop pioneers Band of Outsiders, their friends Certain General and John Cale collaborator/chanteuse Deerfrance with her band at Local 269, free

6/5, 8 PM a killer eclectic songwriter bill with multi-instrumentalist Alice Bierhorst and soaring Britfolk/jazz/janglerock chanteuse Amanda Thorpe at Freddy’s.

6/5, 8 PM legendary reggae crooner Jimmy Cliff at Prospect Park Bandshell. This you won’t get into unless you get there obscenely early, so best to view from outside the arena. And please don’t fall for the beggars asking for the absurd $3 donation – all this is paid for by corporate and taxpayer money many times over.

6/5 8 PM oldtime barrelhouse pianist Drew Nugent & The Midnight Society at Radegast Hall

6/5-9, 8:30/11 PM this era’s premier hot/cool jazzkitten/composer Karrin Allyson at Birdland, $30 tix avail.

6/5, 8:30/10:30 PM soulful B3 grooves: Ed Cherry on guitar with Pat Bianchi on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12.

6/5, 10 PM star violinist Johnny Gandelsman of Brooklyn Rider with percussionist Joseph Gramley at the Stone, $10

6/5-9, 11 PM (quarter to one in the morning on 6/8 and 6/9, or 6/9 and 6/10 if you want to be precise about it) dynamie, imaginative, melodic postbop combo the Flail at Dizzy’s Club, $10 seats avail.

6/6 the Dandy Warhols at the Bell House are sold out

6/6, 6:30 PM the reliably eclectic, edgy Geoff Vidal on saxophone with Sean Conly on bass and Jochen Rueckert on drums at the Bar Next Door, free

6/6, 8 PM noir guitarist Ben von Wildenhaus does a live collaboration with video artists House Plants at Cantina Royale, 58 N. 3rd St at Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, $7.

6/6, 8/10 PM Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana do a rare piano/drums duo at the Stone, $25, early arrival highly advised for this intimate show.

6/6, 10 PM roaring, tuneful Link Wray-inspired hotrod and surf instrumentals with the Howlin Thurstons at Fontana’s, $7

6/7, noon, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free. Reputedly the pantheonic bassist from Sly Stone’s band is every inch as dangerous as he was 40+ years ago.

6/7, half past noon pianist Arturo O’Farrill leads a slightly smaller than usual latin jazz combo at St. Mark’s Park, 2nd Ave/10th St.

6/7 comedic chanteuse Jessica Delfino presents the NY Funny Songs Fest, something that deserves to exist. Day 1 is at 6 PM at Lolita Bar, 266 Broome St, cover is $8. It continues on 6/10 with two shows at 2 and 4:30 PM at Culturefix for $10.

6/7, 6 PM Face the Music (NYC schools supergroup of up-and-coming new music talent plays Steve Reich’s Double Sextet and Steve Martland’s Horses of Instruction at Washington Square Park.

6/7, 7 PM the reliably fun self-explanatory NY Funk Exchange at Toshi’s Living Room in the Flatiron Hotel, 9 W 26th St, free. They’re also at Groove on 6/19 and 6/20 at 9.

6/7, 7ish a “survivors of Max’s Kansas City” night with what’s left of the Shirts followed eventually by the Sic Fucs at Bowery Electric, $15 adv tix rec.

6/7, 7 PM leaders of the 90s hip-hop school Sean Price of the Boot Camp Clik, Buckshot and Smif n Wessun at Betsy Head Park, 865 Boyland St, Brownsville, Brooklyn, C to Rockaway Ave.

6/7, 7:30 PM American Modern Ensemble plays Robert Paterson’s furtive, noir, cinematic suite Sextet along with travel-inspired pieces by John Adams, Steve Reich, Erik Friedlander and Billy Strayhorn at Merkin Concert Hall, $10

6/7, 7:30 PM percussionist/composer Eli Keszler with Anthony Coleman, organ and celeste; Ashley Paul, saxes and clarinet; Alex Waterman, cello; Spencer Yeh, violin; Catherine Lamb, viola; Geoff Mullen, guitar; and Reuben Son, bassoon play the album release show for Keszler’s ambitious new site-specific piece L-Carrier at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, 540 W. 21st St. in NYC, between 10th and 11th Aves. and streaming live at www.turbulence.org/works/l-carrier. The installation will remain on display through 6/23. Careful! A spycam is involved in the live performance!

6/7, 8 PM charismatic, intense, inscrutably hilarious purist retro songwriter/accordionist/improviser Rachelle Garniez at Barbes followed at 10 by klezmer/bluegrass alchemist Andy Statman ($10).

6/7, 8 PM a characteristically epic, tuneful JC Sanford doublebill with Triocracy: JC Sanford – trombone, compositions; Andy Laster – alto sax, bari sax, clarinet; Chris Bacas – tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet and then the JC4 with Sanford plus Mike Baggetta – guitar, pedals; Dave Ambrosio – bass; Russ Meissner – drums at the Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St. at Bushwick Ave., L to Graham Ave. $10

6/7, 8 PM high-energy cowpunks I’ll Be John Brown at Spike Hill.

6/7, 8:30/10:30 an all-star multigenerational jazz guitar summit with Tosh Sheridan, Gene Bertoncini and John Stowell at the Bar Next Door, $12.

6/7, 9 PM the rambunctious oldime Baby Soda Jazz Band at Radegast Hall

6/7, 10 PM Amsterdam gypsy jazz band the Secret Swing Society at the Jalopy, $10.

6/7, 11ish Jean Grae – the greatest female hip-hop artist of all time? Maybe – at Public Assembly, $10.

6/7, midnight, legendary all-female funk-punk band ESG’s reputedly last-ever NYC show at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

6/8, 6ish dark, intensely lyrical pianist/songwriter Jodi Shaw at the American Folk Art Museum, free.

6/8, 7 PM saxophoist Nick Hempton leads his quartet through an edgy, wickedly tuneful mix of postbop originals at the Fat Cat.

6/8, 7 PM trombonist David White’s Jazz Orchestra at Something Jazz Club, $10

6/8, 8 PM one of the year’s best doublebills: noir Americana songwriter Eilen Jewell followed by third-wave surf legends Los Straitjackets at City Winery, $18 standing room avail.

6/8, 8 PM country blues guitar star Thomasina Winslow at the Good Coffeehouse at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West, $15 ($6 for kids)

6/8, 8 PM oldtime fiddle duo Brittany Haas (of Crooked Still), and Lauren Rioux (from Republic of Strings) followed at 9:30 PM by grasscore trio the Tillers at the Jalopy, $10

6/8-9, 8 PM eclectic, hypnotic Iranian-American multi-instrumentalist songwriter Fared Shinafury (of Austin freak-folk ensemble Tehranosaurus) at Zirzamin, $35

6/8, 8 PM Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def), Leslie Uggams and members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic play works by Bey, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hart, Fats Waller, Harold Arlen, plus Beethoven and the Beethoven Remix Project at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, free.

6/8, 9 PM a roots reggae doublebill with the psychedelic dub/latin sounds of El Pueblo followed at 10 by Random Test at Shrine

6/8, 9ish the twisted funny retro 60s country stylings of the Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar. 6/9 they’re at 68 Jay St. Bar at 8.

6/8, 9 PM edgy satirical punk-pop rockers Witches in Bikinis, with their costumes and choreography and shtick and new songs, followed  eventually at 11 by the similarly edgy, female-fronted, keyboard-driven punk band Ingrid & the Defectors at Local 269

6/8, 9:30 PM two sax-and-drums instrumental funk powerhouse Moon Hooch plays two shows (separate admission) at 9:30 and then 1 AM (actually early morning of 6/9) at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix highly advised.

6/8-9, 10 PM saxophonist Ralph Bowen plays the cd release show for his unexpectedly subtle, cool new one Total Eclipse with Freddie Bryant – guitar , Jared Gold – organ , Donald Edwards – drums at Smalls

6/8, 10 PM the Breakers play “50s and 60s surf” at Two Boots Brooklyn

6/8-9, 10 PM Irish drinking music par excellence with Shilelagh Law at Connolly’s

6/8, 10 PM accordionist Rob Curto’s forro group at Barbes.

6/8, midnight, oldschool soul/funk band Empire Beats fronted by sultry chanteuse Camille Atkinson at the small room at the Rockwood.They’re also at the Parkside on 6/26 at 9 and then at Otto’s on 6/29 at midnight.

6/8, half past midnight (actually wee hours of 6/9) psychedelic funk orchestra Turkuaz at Sullivan Hall, $10.

6/9, 3 PM the wildly eclectic, jam-oriented Metropolitan Klezmer at the NYPL 67th St branch, 328 E 67th St (1st/2nd Aves); 6/14 they’re at St. Mark’s Park, 2nd Ave/10th St. at half past noon

6/9, 7:30 PM eclectic East African siren/bandleader Alsarah & the Nubatones followed by Malian/Cuban collaboration Afrocubism at Prospect Park Bandshell.

6/9, 8 PM a benefit for paralyzed producer Scotty Hard at the Brooklyn Bowl with stoner funkster Little Shalimar plus Afrobeat bands Emefe, Antibalas and more, $15 adv tix rec.

6/9, 8 PM a rare small club show by popular tango nuevo/pop star Federico Aubele at the Stone, $10

6/9, 8:30 PM satirical metalish Yiddish Princess and Sephardic rockers Deleon at Union Hall, $8.

6/9, 9 PM vaudevillian gypsy rockers Caravan of Thieves at the 92YTribeca, $12 adv tix rec.

6/9, 9/10:30 PM saxophonists Sam Newsome and Dave Liebman join forces with a quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 + $10 min

6/9, 9:20 PM psychedelic Middle Eastern/Balkan/Asian jamband Tribecastan at Drom, $20.

6/9, 9:30ish badass oldtime blues singer/resonator guitarist Mamie Minch plus subtly amusing, lyrical Americana rock duo Kill Henry Sugar at Sycamore Bar, $10.

6/9, 9:30 PM oldschool soul from the late 60s with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at Maxwell’s, $10

6/9, 10:30 PM smart, lushly orchestrated 70s style art-rock with Igor’s Egg at Sullivan Hall, $10.

6/9, 11:30 PM dark 80s inflected rockers Exit Clov at the big room at the Rockwood.

6/9, midnight, at Arlene’s, a Max’s Kansas City reunion show that actually doesn’t suck! The Vanilla Queen of Soul, Joy Rider followed by Tally Tyrone’s Sovereign Lords with Phoebe Legere, Gina Harlow & the Cutthroats and at 2 AM Band of Outsiders, who just played a killer show at Local 269, $5

6/10, 2 (two) PM cellist Matt Haimovitz and his 8-cello ensemble Uccello play music by Ellington, Mingus, Miles Davis, Gershwin and others at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15stud.

6/10, 3 PM Bang on a Can All-Stars bassist extraordinaire Robert Black and the Hartt Bass Band – 8 bull fiddles, wow! – playing David Lang’s I Feel Pretty & Bristle; Michael Gordon’s Paint it Black; Evan Ziporyn’s Hval; and Julia Wolfe’s Stronghold at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St.

6/10, 8ish Talib Kweli at Von King Park, Bed-Stuy, G to Myrtle-Willoughby.

6/10, 8:30 PM drummer Dan Weiss leads an intriguing melodic jazz trio with Jacob Sacks, piano and Thomas Morgan, bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

6/10, 9 PM eclectic country blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at the Jalopy, $10.

6/10, 9ish the NYCity Slickers play their soaring, harmony-driven bluegrass at Rodeo Bar.

6/10, 10 PM terse, intense jazz guitarist Julian Lage at the Stone, $10, early arrival a must, this will sell out even if it’s a solo show.

6/10, 10 PM eclectic honkytonk/Texas zydeco band the Doc Marshalls at the Mercury, $10.

6/11, 7 PM edgy saxophonist/composer Benjamin Drazen leads a quartet at 55 Bar

6/11, 10 PM NYC’s creepiest, most intense noir cinematic band Beninghove’s Hangmen at Spike Hill.

6/11, 11ish irresistibly assaultive noiserockers the Sediment Club at Death by Audio, $7.

6/11, midnight the twisted funny retro 60s country stylings of the Jack Grace Band at at the Ear Inn

6/12, 5:30 PM bassist Gregg August may be best known for his work in JD Allen’s pbands, but he’s also a brilliant, socially aware composer – he leads his quintet on the plaza out back of the World Financial Center

6/12, 6-9 PM it’s the Museum Mile Festival – free admission at a whole slew of museums starting at 103rd St.

6/12, 7 PM alt-country pioneer (and brilliant, eclectic guitarist) Robbie Fulks at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party ($10).

6/12, 7:30 PM hypnotic, intense minimalist avant piano/strings/percussion ensemble Build at Drom, $10

6/12, 8 PM Margaret Leng Tan plays Satie and Satie-inspired composers on toy piano at Roulette, $15.

6/12, 8ish reggae crooner Bushman at Von King Park, Bed-Stuy, G train to Myrtle-Willoughby.

6/12 and also 6/19, 8:30 PM star bassist Omer Avital & Band of the East: Itamar Borochov – trumpet , Greg Tardy – tenor sax , Nadav Remez – guitar , Daniel Friedman – drums at Smalls

6/12, 9ish clever, endlessly entertaining purist powerpop siren Patti Rothberg at Rodeo Bar.

6/12, 9:30 PM tango-influenced big band sounds with the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec.

6/12, 10ish charismatic, original Americana songwriter Alex Battles at Sycamore Bar, $10 – might be your last chance to see him in NYC for awhile

6/13, 6:30 PM Lichtman’s Brain Cloud play western swing outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free.

6/13, 7:30 PM reliably eclectic virtuoso pianist/impresario Alexandra Joan’s Kaleidoscope Series concludes this season with a jazz-centric show featuring saxophonist Timothy Hayward, guitarist Peter Mazza and bassist Thomson Kneeland and at WMP Concert Hall, $20.

6/13, 8 PM guitar duo summit: Jim Campilongo and Steve Cardenas at 8, Anthony Wilson and Julian Lage at the Stone, $10.

6/13, 9 PM smart, literate, oldtime western noir songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Karen Dahlstrom at LIC Bar

6/13, 9 PM the reliably boisterous, smartly entertaining oldtimey Two Man Gentlemen Band celebrate their new album of drinking songs at Joe’s Pub, $12 adv tix very highly rec.

6/13 agelessly edgy, funky, politically spot-on filmmaker/bandleader Melvin Van Peebles w/Laxative at Zebulon 9 PM

6/13, 9ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

6/13, 9 PM the Chicken Barn Heroes play bluegrass followed at 11 by eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen and band at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

6/13, 9 PM high-energy oldtime swing and blues with Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Radegast Hall.

6/13, 9 PM an Americana doublebill with the Desert Stars’ Carrie Ashley Hill and This Frontier Needs Heroes at Teddy’s, Berry & N 8th., Williamsburg

6/13, 10 PM low-key, absolutely authentic oldschool singer Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens at Littlefield, $10.

6/13, 10:30 PM swirling, psychedelic, anthemic Radiohead-influenced rockers My Pet Dragon at the big room at the Rockwood

6/14, noon, pianist Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free.

6/14, half past noon, sizzling, eclectic, jam-oriented worldbeat/klezmer band Metropolitan Klezmer at St. Mark’s Park, 2nd Ave/10th St.

6/14, 7ish purist jazz guitarist Nick Moran leads a trio at the Garage Restaurant

6/14, 8 PM EPMD – Erick & Parrish still making a least a few dollars – at Von King Park, Bed-Stuy, G to Myrtle-Willoughby

6/14-15, 8 PMish long-running, influential 90s “postrock” band Mogwai at Webster Hall, $35 tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box office.

6/14, 9 PM oldtimey close harmony country band the Weal and Woe, and noir folk band Thee Shambels at Teddy’s, Berry & N 8th., Williamsburg

6/14, 8 PM Kenny Wollesen (drums), Brandon Seabrook (guitar), Eivind Opsvik (bass), Tony Malaby (sax), Jacob Sacks (piano, organ), followed by Seabrook’s banjo project Seabrook Power Plant at 10 at the Stone, $10.

6/14, 8:30 PM Jacob Sacks’ and Jacob Garchik’s often haunting third-stream 4Twenty quartet at I-Beam, $10 sugg don. Followed by drummer Jeff Davis’ quartet with Jason Rigby on tenor

6/14, 9 PM haunting, female-fronted Turkish Balkan band Dolunay followed by ten-piece Balkan powerhouse Veveritse Brass Band at the Jalopy, $10.

6/14, 9 PM ageless Chicago blues guitar icon Matt Guitar Murphy at Lucille’s, 9 PM, $20 adv tix rec.

6/14 cumbia stars Chico Trujillo at SOB’s, 9 PM, $20.

6/14, 9 PM Laura Marling at Prospect Park Bandshell. Recommended with several caveats: the place will be crawling with yuppies and trendoids, and as pleasant and purist as the Britfolk chanteuse is, she’s not worth sitting through two hot, terminally boring hours of Willy Mason and Michael Kiwanuka. Although some of the yuppies’ puppies might start whining, in which case they might leave and there might be room for you. But maybe not.

6/14, 10 PM inscrutable cellist/multi-instrumentalist/siren Serena Jost and her band at Barbes

6/14, 10ish wild, humungous gypsy band Mucca Pazza at Public Assembly, $14.

6/14, 10 PM country blues duo the Dough Rollers at Union Hall, $8

6/14, 11:30 PM psychedelic, horn-driven reggae crew Ilamawana at Sullivan Hall, $10.

6/15, 6 PM smart, tuneful groove jazz crew the Undigables at 55 Bar

6/15, 8 PM oldschool honkytonk and fiery psychedelic paisley underground rock with the Newton Gang, followed by Thee Shambels and then this generation’s finest country voice, Laura Cantrell at the Jalopy, $10 incl. free beer 8-9 PM.

6/15, 8 PM Hannah vs. the Many play sharply literate, angry, individualistic, tuneful female-fronted powerpop and noir cabaret at Arlene’s.

6/15, 8ish Raya Brass Band plus slinky, haunting gypsy crew Luminescent Orchestrii – who’re recording a live album tonight at Rock Shop in Gowanus.

6/15, 8 PM haunting, rustic and eclectic gypsy/klezmer/flamenco sounds with the Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble feat. oud genius Avram Pengas at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

6/15, 8 PM the effervescent, theatrical, badass oldtimey Ukuladies at Barbes followed at 10 by Nation Beat bandleader Scott Kettner’s Orgy in Rhythm maracatu project.

6/15, 8 PM brilliant, unique, soaring Americana-influenced, sometimes psychedelic rock chanteuse Lianne Smith opens for the DB’s at le Poisson Rouge

6/15, 8 PM the oldtimey Freegrass Union and Americana songwriter Rick Snell at Teddy’s, Berry & N 8th., Williamsburg

6/15, 9 PM haunting, atmospheric gothic Americana chanteuse Marissa Nadler at Union Hall, $12. She’s at Joe’s Pub on the 16th an hour earlier and for three bucks more.

6/15, 9 PM reliably charming, politically edgy Hawaiian swing/torch jazz band the Moonlighters at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

6/15, 9/10:30 PM redoubtably tuneful pianist/composer Kris Davis leads a trio with Michael Formanek, bass and Nasheet Waits, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

6/15, 9/10:30 PM virtuoso trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson & his two-trumpet quintet Sicilian Defense at the Jazz Gallery, $20

6/15, 9:30 PM popular Americana rockers the Felice Bros. at the Brooklyn Bowl, $20

6/15, 10 PM Royal Khaoz play roots reggae at Shrine.

6/15, 11 PM Steely Dan-ish original funk band Otis – whose latest album Music Elevator is amazing – at the big room at the Rockwood.

6/16, 1-5 PM a street fair on Atlantic Ave. with the Balkan ferocity of Raya Bass Band; brand-new all-female Brazilian percussion orchestra Batala NYC, and the funky New Orleans-flavored Underground Horns, plus the Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band serenading a “ribbon cutting ceremony” for the new “business improvement district” which is usually synonymous with hello Starbucks and Walmart, bye-bye neighborhood.

6/16, 3 (three) PM a daylong Americana show at the Jalopy with blues guitar powerhouse Will Scott, Low & the Lonesome, the Dirt Floor Revue, Nikki Sue & the Bad News, the haunting oldtimey Michaela Anne and band at 7, dark acoustic Nashville gothic crew Frankenpine at 8, the Newton Gang doing the cd release show for their long-awaited new one at 9, the High Irons at 10 and the Grand Prospect at 11. Whew.

6/16, 3 PM string quintet Cyrene – which is quartet Brooklyn Rider plus an extra cello – play a musical interpretation of 12th century Persian poet Nezami’s Layla and Majnun, a sort of percursor to Romeo and Juliet with music by music by Colin Jacobsen, Giovanni Sollima, Henry Purcell, and Vartabed Komitas plus traditional Armenian and Persian melodies at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $15 (your ticket also includes admission to the museum if you feel like a treat for the eyes before or after).

6/16, 5 PM the core of retro Franco-American chamber pop band les Chauds Lapins: Kurt Hoffman – alto clarinet; Meg Reichardt – banjo ukulele; Karen Waltuch – viola; Mary Wooten – cello; Ray Parker – contrabass plus special guests play a new composition by Hoffman (former chief Ordinaire), “a musical twilight dwindling into dark, with a trio of low strings as the centerpiece, with other instruments coming and going,” at Valentine Gallery, 464 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, Queens, L train to DeKalb, or M train to Seneca Ave.

6/16, 5 PM oldschool 60s style soul band the One and Nines – whose frontwoman Vera Sousa is a pyrotechnic, intense presence – at the Exchange Place Pier on the river in Jersey City, the allday festival starts at 3:30 for $15

6/16, 6:30 PM eclectic, raw, ecstatic worldbeat triplebill with the Brazilian/C&W Nation Beat, cumbia stars Chico Trujillo and perennially popular Balkan Beat Box at Prospect Park Bandshell, get there on time.

6/16, 7:15 PM SisterMonk’s intense worldbeat jam funk/punk at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/16 literate noir NYC rock legend LJ Murphy with his careening, bluesy band at Otto’s, 7:30 PM

6/16, 8 PM feral, intense neoromantic/avant Argentinian pianist Fernando Otero leads a quartet at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

6/16, 8ish noir cabaret/new wave rock chanteuse Lucy Foley and band plus worldbeat jamband Plastic Beast at Freddy’s

6/16, 8 PM the Cannabis Cup Reggae Band and politically-fueled French-African reggae legend Tiken Jah Fakoly at the Apollo Theatre, $25 tix still available at the box office, get ’em now.

6/16, 8 PM Caitlin Cannon & the Artillery – who put a dreampop spin on Americana – at Teddy’s, Berry & N 8th., Williamsburg

6/16, 8:30 PM clever, amusing, sometimes satirical Chicago oldtimey/Americana/indie band Dastardly at the Mercury, $10

6/16, 9ish period-perfect female-fronted dark new wave band the Foxx at Death by Audio, $7

6/16, 9:30 PM haunting Turkish worldbeat jazz with the Senem Diyici Mavi Yol 4tet at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec

6/17 this year’s Bang on a Can Marathon starts at noon at the World Financial Center.

Sundays 6/17 and 6/24, 2 PM the NY Scandia Symphony – dedicated to popularizing brilliant obscurities from the Nordic nations – plays on the lawn below the Heather Gardens at Ft. Tryon Park uptown (use the 193rd St entrance). 6/17 they play the world premieres of Pelle Gudmondsen-Holmgreen’s Overture for Strings and Andrew Ackers’ Northern Lights plus Johan Helmich Roman’s Symphony Concertante; the 6/24 show features the Scandia Brass Quintet playing works by Esko Heikkinen, Vagn Homboe, Hans Abrahamsen and Edvard Grieg.

6/17, 4 PM soaring, intense original Americana with Jan Bell & the Maybelles at LIC Bar, outdoors in the back garden

6/17, 4:45 PM organist Andrew Peters plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

6/17, 6ish the funky, hip-hop influenced Underground Horns at the Dekalb Market, 138 Willoughby St., downtown Brookyn, free

6/17, 7 PM Balkan/klezmer mandolinist Avi Avital at Barbes followed at 9 by gypsy guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel.

6/17, 7:30 PM fun lo-fi Wisconsin punks the Hussy at Otto’s

6/17, 9ish hilarious, eclectically satirical cowpunk rockers Uncle Leon & the Alibis at Rodeo Bar.

6/17, 9 PM original psychedelic funk band Mamarazzi at the big room at the Rockwood

6/18, 9 PM wickedly tuneful hip-hop/funk group Hypnotic Brass Ensemble plays a rare gig with their dad, 60s Chicago free jazz legend Kelan Phil Cohran at Highline Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec.

6/18, 9 PM torchy Brazilian band Navivan with special extra percussion from the wild Batucada troupe at Karma, 51 1st Ave., free.

6/18, 10ish haunting noir Americana songwriter/chanteuse Kerry Kennedy upstairs at the Delancey

6/19, 5:30 PM pyrotechnic virtuoso Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda on the plaza at the World Financial Center. He’s also at One New York Plaza at 6/21 at 5 (five).

6/19, 7:30/9:30 PM bassist/composer Linda Oh leads a quartet with Dayna Stephens – tenor saxophone; Fabian Almazan – piano and Rudy Royston – drums at the Jazz Standard, $20. That rhythm section alone is enticing.

6/19, 7:30 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra plays Grieg’s Holberg Suite plus Romanian folk dances arranged by Bartok along with works by Rossini and Mozart at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat.

6/19, 8:30 PM edgy chamber-pop/jangle/indie band Bern & the Brights at Bowery Electric, $8

6/20, 6:30 PM the Cassatt String Quartet play a program of nocturnes including Night by Ernst Bloch; Cypresses (excerpts) by Antonin Dvorak; Quiet Time (excerpts) by Sebastian Currier; Nocturne from Qt. 2 by Alexander Borodin; Restless Nation (excerpts) by Andy Teirstein; Lullaby by George Gershwin at the Hayden Planetarium, $15

6/20, 6:30 PM bassist Katie Thiroux and her Quartet play swing jazz outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free.

6/20, 7 PM the Philip Glass Ensemble at Rockefeller Park at Chambers St. and the river.

6/20 popular Americana songwriter James Maddock at Madison Square Park, 7 PM.

6/20, 8:30 PM irrepressible, cerebral, tuneful third-stream improvisation with Jean-Michel Pilc, piano; Francois Moutin, bass; Ari Hoenig, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $TBA.

6/20, 9 PM catchy, lyrically edgy female-fronted powerpop/new wave band Changing Modes at Trash. One of NYC’s best bands, with a characteristically tuneful, intense new album out.

6/20, 9ish torchy Americana chanteuse Megan Reilly at Rodeo Bar.

6/20, 9:30 PM Americana singer/bandleader Alana Amram & the Rough Gems followed by Nashville gothic siren Emily Jane White at Glasslands, $10, be aware that it will be hot and unairconditioned here.

6/20, 10ish smart, tuneful female-fronted powerpop band Delusions of Grand Street play the ep release show for their new one at Bowery Electric, $8.

6/21 is the ostensibly all-day busk-a-thon Make Music NY. Lately the trend has been that bands reserve space for the day and play at night. The whole schedule is here: check out who’s in your neighborhood or playing on your walk to the train.

6/21, half past noon oudist Jeff Peretz and Abu Gara at St. Mark’s Park, 10th St./2nd Ave.

6/21, 2 PM indie classical outfit Cadillac Moon Ensemble play works by Eric Allen, Ed Rosenberg III, and André Brégégère at Battery Park

6/21, 4 PM furry-suited ragtime band the Xylopholks, Indian classical Carnatic Ensemble and the Prokofiev Sonata for 20 Violins performed live outside Cornelia St. Cafe

6/21, 7 PM latin jazz hall of famer Eddie Palmieri and band at Rockefeller Park.

6/21, 8 PM the Van Allen Belt play noirishly orchestrated Phil Spector/David Lynch girl group pop at Goodbye Blue Monday free; 6/22 they’re at Lit at 9 for $6. They’re also at the Cameo Gallery on 7/9 at 9.

6/21, 8 PM Indian mandolinist Snehasish Mozumder and his worldbeat group at Barbes followed at 10 by 10-piece psycho mambo band Gato Loco.

6/21, 8 PM Empire Beats feat. soul chanteuse Camille Atkinson at the playground on W 46th St btwn 9th & 10th Aves.

6/21, 8 PM Daniel Stampfel (ex-Inevitable Breakups) leads his new powerpop band at Fontana’s

6/21, 8:30 PM Afrobeat funksters Zongo Junction followed eventually by retro soul crooner Eli Paperboy Reed at the Bell House, $12 adv tix rec.

6/21, 8:30 PM hot jump blues and oldtime jazz with the Boilermaker Jazz Band at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

6/21, 9 PM the Pearly Snaps a.k.a. fiddler Steph “Pearly” Jenkins and banjoist Rosie “Snap” Newton at the Jalopy, $10.

6/21, 9ish torchy, smart oldtimey band the Dirty Urchins at the Hive, 10 Cook St., Bushwick

6/21, 10ish noir/noiserock legend Steve Wynn and then the ageless garage-rocking Fleshtones at Bowery Electric, $12 adv tix rec.

6/21, 10:45 PM haunting, intense Lebanese-French trumpeter/composer Ibrahim Maalouf with his ensemble at Drom, free w/rsvp to (212) 777-1157.

6/22, 7 PM the Compared to That Big Band playing Middle Eastern-flavored jazz at Something Jazz Club, $10/$10 min.

6/22 ageless third-wave ska/soul band the Slackers play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Harbor Lights, boarding at 7 at the heliport at 23rd St and the FDR, departing at 8, $30 adv tix. avail. at the Highline Ballroom box office

6/22, 8 PM art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande and band playing his spot-on English-language versions of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes followed at 10 by ten-piece bhangra funk orchestra Brooklyn Qawwali Party.

6/22, 8 PM avant garde Javanese sounds with Gamelan Son of Lion playing Barbara Benary: The Braid Pieces, Aural Shoehorning; David Demnitz: Either/Or-Or/Either; Philip Corner: Gamelan Adagio; Daniel Goode: Hear the Sound of Random Numbers at Issue Project Room, $15.

6/22 9 PM cutting-edge jazz/Middle Eastern trumpeter Amir ElSaffar and his Two Rivers Ensemble play his richly intense, groundbreaking Inana Suite – vividly and darkly inspired by the Persian goddess of love and warfare – in its entirety at Alwan for the Arts, $20, this will sell out, early arrival advised

6/22, 9 PM eclectic Colombian surf/soundtrack/funk band Il Albanico at BAM Cafe

6/22, 9 PM grasscore/jamband the Infamous Stringdusters at the Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

6/22, 9 PM high-energy oldtimey Americana band Holy Ghost Tent Revival at Union Hall, $10.

6/22, 9 PM jangly Big Star/Neil Young rock with the Nu-Sonics at Local 269

6/22, 9 PM high-energy Mexican folk-punk band Radio Jarocho at the Jalopy, $10.

6/22, 11 PM dark intense minimalist occasionally Middle Eastern-inflected indie rockers the Mast at Littlefield, $10

6/22, 11:30 PM the Mynabirds with their politically fueled female-fronted American/folk rock at the Mercury, $15.

6/23, 4 PM ferocious, smart psychedelic power trio Devi at the Jersey City crafts fair at Parlay Studios on 2nd & Provost, free

6/23, 7 PM Haley Bowery & the Manimals play the cd release show for their sardonic, hard-hitting new retro glamrock album at Webster Hall, $10

6/23, 8 PM Llama plays psychedelic original oldschool salsa at Barbes.

6/23, 8 PM one of the current avant garde’s most original and melodically interesting composers, Annie Gosfield solo on keyboards at the Stone, $10

6/23, 8 PM, repeating on 6/24 at 3 PM Mark Peskanov, violin; Edward Arron, cello and Jeewon Park, piano play Saint Saens – Piano Trio No. 2, in E minor, Op.92; Beethoven – Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 1 in D Major “Ghost”and Ravel – Piano Trio at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15stud.

6/23, 9 PM eclectic, politically aware, horn-driven ska/latin/gypsy band Karikatura at Mehanata

6/23, 9ish brilliant Americana/rockabilly guitarist Rosie Flores at Rodeo Bar.

6/23, 9 PM the Jalopy’s all-star jugband/country blues/hillbilly crew the Whiskey Spitters at the Jalopy, $10.

6/23, 9:30 PM wild, intense, horn-driven New Orleans soul/funk band Mingo Fishtrap at Sullivan Hall, $22 adv tix rec

6/23, 9:30 PM long-running goth/pop chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

6/23, 10 PM dark female-fronted 4AD-style dreampop rockers Dead Leaf Echo at Paperbox, 17 Meadow St., Bushwick, across the street from Shea Stadium, $7

6/23, 10 PM moody pensive songwriter summit: Basia Bulat followed by the Bowerbirds at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15 adv tix avail. at the Mercury 5-7 PM M-F.

6/24 is Punk Island on Governors Island – this is what Make Music NY ought to be! Free ferries leave on the half-hour from the old Staten Island ferry terminal; be very careful what you bring with you because this is a national park, no alcohol is allowed and security will be draconian. Suggest you shoot for the 11:30 if you’re up at that hour.

6/24, 4 PM contemplative, darkly bluesy, guitarishly eclectic rockers Wallace on Fire at LIC Bar outdoors in the back garden

6/24, 5ish PM the Alabama Shakes at Central Park Summerstage. Isn’t it nice that a band that plays real soul music has blown up bigtime? Of course it is. Is it worth getting here at 3 on the button when the gates open and then suffering through the tedium of Robert Ellis and Diamond Rugs just to see them? No.

6/24 Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party play the album release show for their ecstatic new one The Underground Tapes aboard the Cabana, boarding at 6 at 23rd St. and the FDR (behind the heliport), leaving at 6:30, $18

6/24, 7:30 PM Indonesian choral music with the 24-piece Manado State University Choir directed by André de Quadros at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown (Broadway and Fulton).

6/24 acclaimed film auteur Dan Sallitt’s latest film The Unspeakable Act debuts at BAM at 9:30 PM with director Q&A afterward.

6/24, 11 PM Louisiana “gypsy Afro circus band” Vagabond Swing at the Rockwood; 6/25 they’re at Trash at 11 PM, free

6/25, 8:30 PM pianist Azusa Ueno plays Franck, Liszt and Debussy at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 cover plus $10 min.

6/25, 9 PM a rare Brooklyn appearance by the eclectic, elegant Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope

6/25, 9 PM Swingadelic play their monthly residency at Maxwell’s, free

6/26, 5:30 PM the cutting-edge Portland Cello Project in the parking lot behind City Winery, free

6/26, 7 PM deviously smart, intensely tuneful contemporary klezmer rockers Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird, the satirical Yiddish Princess and ageless klezmerite titans the Klezmatics at Central Park Summerstage (the calendar simply says Central Park, but the map points to the stage. If that’s wrong, listen for flat fifths!).

6/26, 7 PM stark, plaintive, soaring Bulgarian folk with chanteuse Vlada Tomova’s Balkan Tales at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party ($10 cover).

6/26, 7:15 PM eclectic worldbeat/jazz violinist Luca Ciarla leads a quartet at Drom, $10 adv tix highly rec.

6/26, 8 PM clever, innovative indie classical ensemble Deviant Septet play new works by the group’s members at the Stone, $10.

6/26-7/1, 9/11 PM noir guitar legend Marc Ribot leads a characteristically eclectic trio with Henry Grimes on bass and Chad Taylor on drums at the Vanguard.

6/27 Amanda Palmer at the Music Hall of Williamsburg is sold out

6/27 jazz chanteuse Gretchen Parlato at Madison Square Park, 6:30 PM.

6/27, 7 PM the amazing all-female jam-oriented klezmer/jazz ensemble Isle of Klezbos in the community garden on E 12th St btw Avenues A & B; in case of rain, the show moves to the JCC, 334 Amsterdam Ave @ 76th St.

6/27, 7 PM Lee Feldman & His Problems play his subtly enigmatic, moody piano-based chamber pop at Something Jazz Club

6/27, 7 PM ageless first-wave reggae band Third World at Rockefeller Park.

6/27, 8 PM the debut of pyrotechnic Balkan/classical clarinetist Vasko Dukovski’s exciting new Macedonian worldbeat group Turli Tava with Dan Nadel, flamenco guitar; Daniel Ori, bass; Brahim Fribgane, percussion at Gallery MC, 549 W 52nd St, 8th Fl (10th/11th Ave)., $10 sugg don

6/27, 8 PM Hungarian klezmer band Nigun Feat at 6th St. Synagogue, $15 incl. a drink

6/27, 8 PM eclectic country/rock siren/bandleader Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at Spike Hill.

6/27, 8:30 PM one of this era’s most interesting baritone sax players/composers, Brian Landrus with Nir Felder, guitar; Frank Carlberg, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Rudy Royston, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min.

6/27, 9 PM dark jangly Americana rockers the Sadies at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

6/27, 9 PM jazz organ improviser Sean Wayland and combo at Freddy’s;he’s also here on 7/25 at 9.

6/27, 10ish quirky, edgy smart all-female rockers the Walking Hellos at Death by Audio

6/28, half past noon trombonist Art Baron leads a combo St. Mark’s Park, 2nd Ave/10th St. – last time he played here he had Bucky Pizzarelli and the show was off the hook.

6/28, 7 PM psychedelic hammered dulcimer worldbeat instrumentals with House of Waters at 55 Bar

6/28, 7:30 PM the US debut of the ABC&D of Boogie Woogie, a piano-based dance band led by the Stones’ Charlie Watts out back of Lincoln Center, $17 adv tix rec at the box office.

6/28, 7:30 PM funk bass goddess Shelley Nicole’s Blakbushe at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

6/28, 8 PM frequently haunting oldschool country band Karen & the Sorrows play the album release party for their new one Ocean Born Mary – a ghost story – at Rock Shop, $10. She sounds a little like Amy Allison – and there will also be free cookies!

6/28, 8 PM harpist Zeena Parkins & the Adorables followed by Theresa Wong (cello, voice) and Carla Kihlstedt (violin, voice) playing their antiwar suite The Unlearning at the Stone, $10.

6/28,8 :30 PM tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Otto’s – these guys always put on a hell of a show.

6/28, 9 PM adventurous improvisational bassist Shayna Dulberger and her Quartet followed by unpredictable jazz/art-rock jamband Inner Ear Brigade at Legion Bar, 790 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg, $7

6/28, 10 PM Veveritse Brass Band – as intense as Slavic Soul Party but without the hip-hop influence, and more improvisational – at Barbes.

6/29, 7 PM Jeffrey Shurdut followed by the Lukas Ligeti Quintet: Thomas Bergeron (trumpet), Travis Sullivan (sax), Shoko Nagai (piano), Evan Lipson (bass), Lukas Ligeti (drums). and then Kenny Jaworski at Ange Noir Café, 247 Varet St (between White St & Bogart St), Williamsburg, L to Morgan Ave

6/29, 7 PM it’s the Battle of the Boroughs finals at the Greene Space. This competition isn’t just some dumb exploitative ripoff – they actually get some good bands here. Last year’s winner was Charanams, a smart, original Indian worldbeat group. $15 cover includes a beer or glass of wine; $30 gets you open wine and beer bar plus the show; acts TBA pending the winner of the Manhattan segment.

6/29, 7:30 PM a rare reunion show by obscure legendary CBGB powerpop/new wave band Tongues on Fire at 78 Below on the upper west, free

6/29, 7:30 PM flamenco rock with the Mar Sala Band plus Spanish/Brazilian chanteuse Rebeca Vallejo at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

6/29, 8 PM a rare NYC appearance by Colombian gaita revivalists Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto at Barbes followed at 10 by the funky, psychedelic People’s Champs.

6/29, 8 PM the eclectic, potently socially aware Afrobeat/reggae Refugee All-Stars of Sierra Leone at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix highly rec.

6/29, 8 PM trippy swirling ambient guitar/violin loops with itsnotyouitsme at the Stone, $10

6/29, 9 PM fiery Balkan bass/accordion duo Cinder Conk at the Jalopy, $10. They’re at Mehanata at 9 0n the 30th.

6/29, 9 PM wickedly lyrical Americana songwriter Marcellus Hall (ex-Railroad Jerk and White Hassle) at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

6/29, 9ish twangy bluegrass/C&W rockers Demolition String Band – who’ve never sounded better – at Rodeo Bar.

6/29, 10:30ish Amanda Palmer – you know who she is, right – at Littlefield, $12, early arrival advised

6/29, 11:30 PM dark, moody gypsy/steampunk/Americana art-rockers Kotorino at Joe’s Pub.

6/29, half past midnight (actually wee hours of 6/30), the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey plays selections from their acclaimed Race Riot Suite at the Blue Note, $15.

6/30, 4 PM ferocious all-female noiserock trio Out of Order – whose new album, produced by powerpopmeister John Sharples, is off the hook – at the East River Park bandshell; at 9 that night they’ll be at Big Sky Works in Williamsburg, 29 Wythe Ave (off N 14th Street) with timelessly amusing faux-French garage rockers Les Sans Culottes afterward at 10, $10

6/30, 7:30 PM sharp, satirical, catchy, sardonically funny powerpop Beatlesque/Costelloesque songwriter Walter Ego at Otto’s

6/30 quirky music night with Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra at 8 followed at 10 by the self-explanatory Toys & Tiny Instruments at Barbes.

6/30 garage punk and then stoner punk-metal ferocity: the Mess Around and Mighty High at Rock Shop, 9ish

6/30, 9 PM deviously innuendo-driven, charmingly retro French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins at the Jalopy, $10.

6/30, 9ish longtime NYC Americana standout Mick Hargreaves & the King Guys play rockabilly at Rodeo Bar.

6/30,11 PM Spanking Charlene bring their ferocious, entertaining female-fronted Americana punk to a rare uptown show at Ding Dong Lounge (Columbus Ave betw 105/106), $5, C train to 96th St.

7/1, 1 PM the perennially relevant, satirical Reverend Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir – whose mighty sound will move you to action against eco-destroyers and corporate criminals – at Highline Ballroom.

7/1, 7 PM fearless resonator guitar powerhouse/torchy oldtime bluesmama Mamie Minch at Barbes followed at 9 by another killer guitarist, Stephane Wrembel.

7/1, 8 PM John Clark (french horn) and Michael Rabinowitz (bassoon) plus Trio Amalgamate (Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper & Gernot Bernroider) and guitarist Greg Baker play original compositions and new jazz arrangements of classical works at Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl., Park Slope, R to Union St, $10

7/1, 8:30 PM pianist Dave Restivo leads a trio with Lauren Fall, bass and Owen Howard, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe $10 + $10min, followed at 10 by “Canadian Club” i.e. Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Kris Davis, piano; Nick Fraser, drums.

7/1, 9 PM soul rockers Mighty Fine plus the oldtimey Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band or whatever they call themselves at the Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

7/1, sets 9/11 PM, trumpeter Tim Hagans leads his quartet through scorchingly melodic postbop compositions from his latest album The Moon Is Waiting at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

7/1, 9 PM pensive, thoughtful indie acoustic band Colorform– whose live show features live painting in addition to the songs followed by NYC’s only all-female mariachi band, Flor de Toloache at Arlene’s.

7/1, 9ish soaring guy/girl harmony-driven bluegrass with the NYCity Slickers at Rodeo Bar.

7/2, 10 PM NYC’s #1 creepy noir punk jazz monsters, Beninghove’s Hangmen at Shrine

7/3, 5:30 PM mighty, funky, horn-driven 25-piece New Orleans band Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra in the parking lot behind City Winery, free

7/3, 7:30 PM Pakistani crooner/guitarist Arieb Azar at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St; free tix available 2 per person starting at 5 PM day of show.

7/3, 8:30/10:30 PM sax powerhouse Jon Irabagon with Gary Versace on organ and EJ Strickland on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

7/3, 10 PM a rare live show by esteemed Americana/soul chanteuse Dina Regine at 68 Jay St Bar

7/4 harmony-driven oldtimey honkytonk hellraisers the Sweetback Sisters followed by the oldtimey high-energy sounds of Spuyten Duyvil at Madison Square Park, 4 PM.

7/4, 9 PM Khaled’s funky Middle Eastern-flavored worldbeat instrumentals at Shrine

7/5, 7:30 PM dark female-fronted new wave/punk band Ingrid & the Defectors followed eventually by punk-era powerpop legend Bebe Buell and her band at Highline Ballroom, $15.

7/5, 8 PM intense, inscrutable, charismatic multi-keyboardist songwriter chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes followed at 10 by Kamala Sankaram’s surfy Bombay Rickey Bollywood band

7/5, 9 PM Tracy Island – the catchy, smart, literate new wave/psychedelic rock project from Ian and Liza of the WonderWheels and the Larch – at Freddy’s.

7/5, 9 PM anthemic, socially aware, lushly intense art-rockers My Pet Dragon at Littlefield, $10.

7/5, 9 PM oldschool country band the Gentlemen Callers at Arlene’s

7/5, 11 PM revitalized psychedelic twin-guitar CBGB legends Band of Outsiders at the Delancey.

7/6 the queen of Coney Island phantasmagoria, Carol Lipnik & Spookarama – with the amazing Dred Scott on piano – at Barbes, 8 PM

7/7, sets at 1 and 3 PM, PM eclectic, clever Russian/Gypsy/tango/cinematic soundtrack string band Ljova and the Kontraband at Fort Jay on Governors Island, free

7/7, 3 PM, in order to get into Central Park Summerstage to see Guided by Voices when they hit the stage around 5, you’ll have to stand through a whole set by at least one of the world’s suckiest bands. You might want to show up at 5 instead and take this one in from outside the arena.

7/7, 7:30 PM intense, virtuoso oudist and violinist Simon Shaheen and group kick off what will probably be a transcendent doublebill with politically fearless Algerian siren Souad Massi at Prospect Park Bandshell.

7/7, 8 PM oldschool conscious hip hop lyricist Chubb Rock at Crotona Park in Queens.

7/7, 8 PM legendary synth band Tangerine Dream – who claim to have invented techno – at the Nokia Theatre, $35 tix avail.

7/7, 9 PM haunting western noir songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Karen Dahlstrom at 68 Jay St. Bar.

7/7, 9 PM East Village Pharmacy and their psychedelic reggae/dub grooves followed by Unlimited Force playing more roots reggae at Shrine

7/7, 10 PM Bad Buka and their gypsy punk meltdown at Mehanata

7/7, 11 PM high-energy virtuoso barrelhouse blues with the 4th St. Nite Owls at Freddy’s.

7/8, 3 PM pioneering, protean, recently reconfigured indie classical string quartet Ethel at at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St.

7/8, 6 PM smart, tuneful, counterintuitive Persian jazz/dub instrumentals with Sohrab’s SoSaLa featuring Brian Prunka on oud and Damon Banks on bass at Downtown Music Gallery.

7/8, 7 PM the Famous Accordion Orchestra followed at 9 by Stephane Wrembel. What? You don’t know them?

7/8, 8 PM the Haymarket Squares play punkgrass at Shrine

7/9, 6:30 PM pianist/crooner Peter Mintun sings popular songs about New York from across the decades (emphasis on Broadway and Tin Pan Alley, heavy on the cheese) at the Museum of the City of New York, $15.

7/9, 8:30 PM jazzy, improvisational, exhilarating all-female klezmer powerhouse Isle of Klezbos plays Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min., 7/12, 1 PM they’re outdoors at 6th Ave. and Canal St., free

7/9, 9 PM the Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra play elegantly shapeshifting original compositions with a quirky sense of humor (and a Bach tango), a pleasant change from your usual big band fare, at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

7/9, 9 PM two-bass punk/indie band Sister Anne at Arlene’s, free; they’re also here on the 16th, same time.

7/10, 6:30 PM up-and-coming saxophonist Lucas Pino leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, free.

7/10, 7 PM the self-explanatory, beguiling, atmospheric Erin Hill & Her Psychedelic Harp at Arlene’s

7/10, 7 PM perennially popular salsa chanteuse La India at Rockefeller Park.

7/10, 7:30 PM jazz guitar virtuoso and archivist par excellence Matt Munisteri leads his band playing tracks from his new album Still Runnin’ Round in The Wilderness – The Lost Music of Willard Robison Vol I at Joe’s Pub

7/10, 7:30 PM well-loved indie classical orchestra the Knights play Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129, Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Thomas Ades’ Three Studies from Couperin and Colin Jacobsen’s arrangement of the classic Persian theme Ascending Bird at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, early arrival advised if you want a seat

7/11, half past noon purist Britfolk songwriter Ian Link at 1 Liberty Plaza downtown

7/11, 6 PM electric blues stars from the 60s: John Mayall followed eventually at around 8 by Buddy Guy on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/11, 6:30 PM the Wiyos – whose psychedelic Wizard of Oz-inspired new album is killer – outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza. Raindate: 7/12.

7/11 edgy eclectic nouveau-cabaret chanteuse Nellie McKay at Madison Square Park, 7 PM.

7/11, 7:15 PM Persian-American chanteuse Mamak Khadem sings her new arrangements of Sohrab Sepehri poetry at Drom with her worldbeat ensemble, $20

7/11, 7:30 PM Missy Mazzoli and her moody, swirling, lushly artsy rock band Victoire at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St; free tix available 2 per person starting at 5 PM day of show.

7/11, 9ish high-energy acoustic vintage Americana with PartyFolk at Rodeo Bar

7/12, noon, newschool blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free. She’s either opening for or playing with what’s left of NRBQ – stay tuned.

7/12, 7 PM oldschool/newschool soul spectacular: Charles Bradley & the Extraordinaires and then Neko Case on the water out back of the World Financial Center, free.

7/12, 7 PM George Clinton & P-Funk at Rockefeller Park – 71 and still at it!

7/12, 7 PM powerhouse cello metal group Stratospheerius at Shrine.

7/12, 8 PM a rare US appearance by French klezmer band Nigun followed at 10 by another more local klezmer legend, Andy Statman ($10 cover) at Barbes

7/12, 10:30 PM dark psychedelic Ethiopian funk grooves with the Funk Ark at Sullivan Hall, $10.

7/13, better get to the lawn at Central Park by 7 PM (use the W 72nd St. entrance) to see the NY Phil playing Tschaikovsky’s 4th Symphony plus Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome at 8.

7/13, 7 PM trippy intense Persian jazz with SoSaLa featuring saxophonist Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. followed at 8 by Louie Belogenis + Lukas Ligeti at Ange Noir Café, 247 Varet St (between White St & Bogart St), Williamsburg, L to Morgan Ave.

7/13, 8 PM Uruguayan composer/performers: the haunting Ernesto Diaz and Yisela Sosa at Barbes followed at 10ish by the incomparable, psychedelic, dubwise Chicha Libre, whose new album Canibalismo is one of the year’s best

7/13, 9 PM original Ethiopian-flavored funk with Debo Band at the Bell House, $15.

7/13, 9 PM, 3/4 of oldtime close harmony hillbilly group the Weal and the Woe followed at 10 by the high-powered barrelhouse blues of the 4th St. Nite Owls at the Jalopy, $10

7/13, 11 PM the funky Deathrow Tull (gotta love that name) open for P-Funk keyboard legend Bernie Worrell at the Mercury, $10 adv tix onsale 6/1

7/14 Argentinian ska-punk rockers Los Auténticos Decadentes at 5ish at Central Park Summerstage.

7/14, 7 PM Her & Kings County at Highline Ballroom, $12 adv tix rec. First discovered this twangy, excellently tuneful country-rock band at a show at Hank’s one cold night back in the zeros. Frontwoman Monique Staffile was genuine and down-to-earth, and still is, and the band has gone on to be a big touring act.

7/14, 7:30/9:30 PM tuneful, edgy jazz saxophonist Tom Tallitsch leads a trio at at the Bar Next Door, free.

7/14, 8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 10 by the self-explanatory Cumbiagra at Barbes

7/14, 8/11 PM Debbie Davies – one of the world’s most exhilarating blues guitarists – at Lucille’s, $10 adv tix rec.

7/14, 8 PM edgy politically-fueled hip-hop with Jedi Mind Tricks and La Coka Nostra at the Gramercy Theatre, $26.50 adv tix avail. at the Irving Plaza box ofc.

7/15, 4:45 PM organist William H. Atwood plays a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

7/15, 7:30 PM well-respected avant garde ensemble Alarm Will Sound play a program of new music TBA at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St; free tix available 2 per person starting at 5 PM day of show.

7/16, 7 PM fiery psychedelic female-fronted power trio Devi at Bowery Electric

7/17-21, 8:30/11 PM tunefully cutting-edge pianist Jason Moran +3 at Birdland, $30 tix avail.

7/17, 9 PM jazzy surf/instrumental band Dog Adrift at Shrine

7/18, 6:30 PM the Gregorio Uribe Big Band outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

7/18 powerhouse, socially aware jazz drummer/bandleader Jeff “Tain” Watts and his Quartet at Madison Square Park, 7 PM.

7/18 newschool roots reggae crew Passafire play the Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7 at the heliport at 23rd St and the FDR, departing at 8, $20 adv tix rec. at the Highline Ballroom box ofc.

7/18, 8 PM Big Daddy Kane raps to the neighborhood on his old turf in Queensbridge Park.

7/18, 9ish rustic oldtime upbeat swing/country blues bandleader Woody Pines at Rodeo Bar.

7/19, 6:30 high-powered, eclectic tenor saxophonist Geoff Vidal leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, free

7/19, 7 PM Tracy Island (Ian and Liza from wickedly tuneful psychedelic new wave band the Larch) followed by redoubtable literate janglerocker Paula Carino  (whose most recent album ranked #1 of the year at this blog) with her band at Local 269

7/19, 7:30 PM the world’s #1 hip-hop influenced ten-piece Balkan brass band, Slavic Soul Party plus open wine/beer bar plus free kosher ice cream at the Jewish Museum, $15/$12 stud/srs.

7/19, 9ish LES surf/rockabilly/soul guitar legend Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Rodeo Bar.

7/20, 6ish songwriters from the north Atlantic: the torchy British Cordelia Stephens followed by smart, rustic Irishman Niall Connolly at the American Folk Art Museum, free

7/20, 7 PM torchy oldtime swing with Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers plus suave blues guitarist Duke Robillard and band at B.B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

7/20, 7:15 PM intense Middle Eastern metal/jazz jams with Hypercolor feat. Eyal Maoz (guitar), James Ilgenfritz (bass), Lukas Ligeti (drums) at Ange Noir Café, 247 Varet St (between White St & Bogart St), Williamsburg, L to Morgan Ave.

7/20, 8 PM Num’s Nu Afrika play roots reggae at Shrine

7/20, 9ish dark garage rockers the Detroit Cobras at Maxwell’s

7/21, 7:30 PM Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval at Prospect Park Bandshell

7/21, 8 PM king of the surf guitar, Dick Dale, still setting picks on fire, at the Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

7/21, 11ish ageless, charmingly jangly lo-fi Japanese rocker women Shonen Knife at the Bell House, $12

7/22, 2 (two) PM Brooklyn Rider’sJohnny Gandelsman, violin; Christina Courtin, viola and Alex Greenbaum, cello play Haydn – String Trio in G Major, Op. 53, No.1; Beethoven – String Trio in G Major, Op 9, No 1; Schubert – String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 581 and Dohnanyi- Serenade in C Major, Op 10 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs./$15stud

7/22, 7 PM dark, moody nuevo-soul band Shenandoah & the Night at Pier One on the upper west.

7/22, 8 PM haunting, intense pan-Middle Eastern trio Niyaz at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

7/22 Fisherman play Polynesian-flavored “exotica” at Rodeo Bar, 9ish.

7/23, 9 PM Cumbia Machin play chicha at Shrine – look out Chicha Libre, there’s another psychedelic cumbia band in town!

7/23 ferocious surf instrumentalists the Octomen – who could be as few as three and as many as eight – at Rodeo Bar 9ish

7/23 smart, multilingual Malian hip-hop/reggae/acoustic band SMOD at SOB’s, 9 PM, $18 adv tix rec.

7/24, 5:30 PM charming, sly, innuendo-driven French chanson revivalists les Chauds Lapins on the plaza out back of the World Financial Center.

7/24, 6:30 PM versatile and insightful pianist Katie Reimer backs soprano Jo Ellen Miller and baritone John Maynard in a diverse program starting with the Romantic period and moving forward with art songs by Hugo Wolf, Brahms, Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Zemlinsky and Pfitzner at Liederkranz, 6 E 87th St., $20.

7/24, 7 PM the Cambodian Space Project play psychedelic Asian rock at Barbes followed at 9 by Balkan brass behemoth Slavic Soul Party (whose new album is characteristically off the hook).

7/24, 9 PM torchy, jaunty, irresistibly fun oldtimey band Mornin Old Sport play the Jalopy, $10

7/25, 6:30 PM jazz guitar genius Matt Munisteri leads his band outdoors on the plaza at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

7/25 jazz violinist Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread at Madison Square Park, 7 PM.

7/26, 8 PM clever, lushly orchestrated art-rockers the Universal Thumpat Barbes followed at 11 by the dark, spare, gypsy-tinged Kotorino.

7/26, 8 PM intense Turkish/klezmer/gypsy rockers Raquy & the Cavemen’s farewell NYC show at Drom, free w/rsvp to (212) 777-1157.

7/27, 6ish Liz Tormes at the American Folk Art Museum. A couple of years ago she put out a phenomenal gothic Americana rock record; here’s a chance to see how dark and intense she can get in an acoustic setting

7/27, 8 PM eclectic, shapeshifting saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin’s Wonderland feat. Turkish star Husnu Senlendirici at Drom, $15 adv tix highly rec.

7/27, 9 PM Impostor Syndrome play dark female-fronted powerpop at Arlene’s

7/27, 9 PM dark garage rock with King Khan & the Shrines at Bowery Ballroom, $15.

7/27, 10 PM dark 4AD-style dreampop rockers Dead Leaf Echo at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge in Bushwick, $7; they’re also doing a rare acoustic show at Pete’s on 8/2.

7/27, 10 PM psychedelic funk with the People’s Champs at Barbes

7/28, 6:30 PM Istanbulive a.k.a. “Turkish Woodstock IV” feat. an amazingly eclectic all-Turkish bill with the Secret Trio (an exciting new gypsy/jazz summit withAra Dinkjian, Ismail Lumanovski and Tamer Pinarbasi), trippy saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin’s Wonderland feat. Turkish sax legend Husnu Senlendirici, and then the long-overdue US debut of a folk and protest music legend, chanteuse Selda Bagcan at Damrosch Park, early arrival a must, these events are perennially popular.

7/28, 7:30/9:30 PM eclectic jazz saxophonist Patrick Cornelius leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, $12.

7/28 8 PM atmospheric loop-friendly art-rockers the Quavers followed at 10 by the haunting pan-latin Las Rubias Del Norte – who have more than a bit of chicha in them – at Barbes

7/29, 6 PM Israeli jazz/metal guitarist Yoshie Fruchter at Downtown Music Gallery – bring earplugs

7/29, 7 PM Joe Hurley’s annual, high-spirited night of Irish rock, first Hurley playing with the Gents to open and then Joe Hurley’s All-Star Irish Rock Revue co-hosted by sharp, literate crooner Ed Rogers, plus downtown NY legend Willie Nile, members of the Mekons, Cracker, Alice Cooper Group, Bob Dylan’s band, Blue Oyster Cult and others, early arrival advised.

7/29, 8 PM one of the most interesting, smartly politically aware roots reggae bands around, Taj Weekes & Adowa at Springfield Park in Queens.

7/31, 5:30 PM Cape Verdean chanteuse Maria de Barros on the plaza out back of the World Financial Center.

7/31, 5:30 PM NYC country/hillbilly/gospel stars Ollabelle in the parking lot behind City Winery, free

7/31, 8 PM underrated 90s hip-hop lyrical genius Keith Murray at Tappen Park in Staten Island

8/1, 8 PM fearless, powerhouse Malian soul/desert blues chanteuse Khaira Arby followed by Israeli Middle Eastern dance-funk orchestra Yemen Blues at Damrosch Park,early arrival advised.

8/2, noon, Afrobeat hip-hop bandleader Blitz the Ambassador at Metrotech Park in downtown Brooklyn, free.

8/4, sets 1 and 3 PM, the Jack Quartet play works by Guillaume de Machaut, Charles Ives, Brian Baumbush, Ken Thomson, Payton MacDonald and David Crowell on Colonels Row on Governors Island, free

8/4 well-loved Malian bandleaders/crooner-and-chanteuse duo Amadou & Mariam at Central Park Summerstage, 5ish, early arrival advised.

8/4, 6:30 PM oldtime and bluegrass night with Spirit Family Reunion, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West and Del McCoury and band at Prospect Park Bandshell

8/6, 8 PM salsa jazz with the Pedrito Martinez Group followed by desert blues guitarist Sidi Toure at Marcus Garvey Park uptown.

8/7, 7:30 PM violinist Lara St. John and friends celebrate the 25th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s 1987 Central Park concert at the Naumburg Bandshell, early arrival advised if you want a seat

8/8, 7 PM retro soul sensation Bettye LaVette at Madison Square Park.

Bard Summerscape Festival starts August 10. Yeah, it’s out of town, but this year’s program is pretty amazing, an examination of the world of Camille Saint-Saens and his turbulent artistic world.  Transportation from NYC for ticketholders is available via a $30 shuttle from Lincoln Center or a free shuttle from the Poughkeepsie Metro North commuter train station.

8/10, 10 PM Ianbassa play roots reggae at Shrine

8/11, 3 PM banjoist/folksinger Abigail Washburn at Central Park Summerstage. Buckwheat Zydeco headlines afterward.

8/11, 8:30 PM Lyle Lovett at Prospect Park Bandshell- you might have to listen from outside the arena for this one unless there’s a lot of rain beforehand.

8/12, 3 PM eclectic steel pan virtuoso/cinematic composer Andy Akiho and ensemble at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St.

8/12, 5:30 PM Afrobeat band Toubab Crewe in the parking lot behind City Winery, free

8/15-16,7:30ish a mini bachata nueva festival at Highbridge Park uptown. On the 15th it’s Henry Santos from Aventura; the 16th has K Rose and 24 Horas.

8/17, 10 PM Royal Khaoz play roots reggae at Shrine

8/19, 3 PM get to Central Park Summerstage when the gates open if you want to see roots reggae harmony legends the Mighty Diamonds and Israeli Vibration. What’s left of Inner Circle play afterward (one can only imagine what the late Jacob Miller would have thought of the Fox network using a song by his old band as the theme for the most racist show on tv).

8/24, 7 PM the theme of this year’s Charlie Parker Festival at Marcus Garvey Park is Bird with Strings, a supposedly all-star lineup recreating pieces of that classic record. Then on the 25th, same place, same time it’s Jamire Williams’ Erimaj project, Derrick Hodge, singer Rene Marie and the presumably immortal Roy Haynes.

8/26, 6ish this year’s bill at the Charlie Parker Festival at Tompkins Square Park is uncharacteristically weak – although it’s nice to see chanteuse/organist Ernestine Anderson get the headline spot she’s deserved for a long time.

9/3, sets at 1 and 3 PM pyrotechnic, unpredictable avant violinist Todd Reynolds with Jordan Tice on guitar, Jonny Rodgers on glass harmonica andspecial guests play new arrangements of American folk music on Colonels Row on Governors Island, free

9/7 (yeah, it’s a long way off) is Brazilian World Music Day, check their blog for NYC happenings.

9/9, 3 PM indie classical guitarist Gyan Riley (Terry’s kid) at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, free w/museum adm ($10/$5 stud). N/Q to Broadway or F to Queensbridge/21st St.

9/22 Romanian gypsy brass orchestra Fanfare Ciocarlia at the Schimmel Center at Pace University downtown on Spruce St.

10/28, 7:30 PM at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall the Tokyo String Quartet joined by the Jasper Quartet for a farewell show featuring Webern: Five Movements for String Quartet; Mozart: String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, K. 515; Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20, $15 adv tix highly rec.