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NYC “Concert Calendar” for October 2020

Once again, this month’s calendar is little more than a sticky note for the fridge since most of the publicly announced shows are jazz and classical, and outdoors.

Continuing a free series of performances in Central Park honoring the legacy of U.S. Representative and civil rights leader John Lewis, 10/4, 1:30ish  saxophonist Darius Jones with drummer Gerald Cleaver and bassist Dezron Douglas at the mall in Central Park, south of the Naumburg  Bandshell, enter at 72nd St.

10/9, 7 PM bhangra mastermind Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East on the elevated lawn at the northwest corner of the Lincoln Center complex

10/10, 1:30ish, the Nicole Glover Trio – postbop saxophonist Nicole Glover, bassist Daniel Duke, drummer Nic Cacioppo at the mall in Central Park, south of the Naumburg  Bandshell, enter at 72nd St.

10/10, 2 PM the Calidore String Quartet play a program TBA under the trees at the back of the Lincoln Center complex

10/10, 2 PM badass bassist and jazz composer Endea Owens and the Cookout outside the National Jazz Museum in Harlem

10/11, 1:30ish, high-voltage postbop jazz with the Chris Potter Trio: saxophonist Chris Potter, bassist Joe Martin, drummer Nasheet Waits at the mall in Central Park, south of the Naumburg  Bandshell, enter at 72nd St. Wow – Potter with a chordless trio, this could be killer. 

10/17, 2 PM violinist Jennifer Koh plays a program TBA under the trees at the back of the Lincoln Center complex

10/17, 3 PM organist Austin Philemon plays a program TBA at St. John Nepomucene Church, 411 East 66th St at 1st Ave, sug don

10/18, 5 PM Josh Sinton and his trio What Happens in a Year – Sinton on bari sax and bass clarinet with guitarist Todd Neufeld and electric bassist Giacomo Merega – celebrate their debut recording cérémonie/musique at In the Yurt at Courtyard 1 – 2, Industry City, 274 36th St, Sunset Park, $10, R to 36th St

10/18. 5 PM charmingly inscrutable Parisienne jazz chanteuse Chloe & the French Heart Jazz Band play the release show for her eclectic new album at an outdoor NYC house party show, email for address/deets

10/20, 5 PM, not in NYC but fairly close on the Metro North train, a septet of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra musicians perform Richard Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 arranged by Franz Hasenöhrl, plus Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, in celebration of the composer’s 250th birthday,at the Reformed Church of Bronxville, 180 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, free, bring your own lawn chair

10/23, 7 PM anthemic Cuban jazz pianist Elio Villafranca on the elevated lawn at the northwest corner of the Lincoln Center complex

10/23, 8 PM punk/downtown jazz icons Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog play the album release show for their new one from the roof of St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo, looking down on the street below (rooftop is not open to the public)

10/24, 2 PM popular gospel/soul singer Alicia Olatuja under the trees at the back of the Lincoln Center complex

10/30, 7 PM Jorge Glem – the Jimi Hendrix of the cuatro – with pianist Cesar Orozco on the elevated lawn at the northwest corner of the Lincoln Center complex 

10/31, 2 PM baritone saxophonist Paul Nedzela and his trio under the trees at the back of the Lincoln Center complex*

11/14, 3 PM organist Mark Pacoe plays a program TBA at St. John Nepomucene Church, 411 East 66th St at 1st Ave, sug don

12/12, 3 PM organist Maria Rayzvasser plays a program TBA at St. John Nepomucene Church, 411 East 66th St at 1st Ave, sug don.

As artists and audiences become more comfortable with staging and attending shows again, you’ll see more here. There are a few venues in town who have reopened, but so far it looks like they’re adhering to Cuomo’s Nazi lockdowner rules like enforcing a six-foot rule and such, and it’s hard to imagine anybody having any fun under those circumstances. Once all that BS is over, let’s look forward to a joyous return to the Old Normal!

Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for October and November 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weekly events first followed by the daily calendar:

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

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

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

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

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

Mondays starting at around 10:45 PM Rev. Vince Anderson and his band play two sets at Union Pool. The Rev. is one of the great keyboardists around, equally thrilling on organ or electric piano, an expert at Billy Preston style funk, honkytonk, gospel and blues. He writes very funny, very politically woke, sexy original songs and is one of the most charismatic, intense live performers of our time. It’s a crazy dance party. Paula Henderson from Burnt Sugar is the usual lead soloist on baritone sax, with frequent special guests. Sizzling guitarist Binky Griptite – Sharon Jones’ lead player – is also often there.

Tuesdays at 7:30 PM the chamelonic, playful, sometimes irresistibly cartoonish Daniel Bennett Group play jazz outside the box at the third floor bar at the Residence Inn, 1033 6th Ave at 39th St, free

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

Three Wednesdays in October: 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30 stark southwestern gothic jangle and clang with And the Wiremen at Troost

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

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

Thursdays in October, 7 PM fearless, insurgent, amazingly spot-on comedienne/vocal impersonator Tammy Faye Starlite plays Marianne Faithfull’s Broken English at Pangea, $25

Thursdays in October, 8 PM psychedelic latin soul tinged band Garcia Peoples at Nublu 151, $12

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

Saturdays in October at 6 PM ferociously funny, literate, historically informed oldtimey songwriter Robin Aigner and bassist Michael Brownell’s Hello Bittersweet at Barbes

Saturdays in October at 4 PM free concerts 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.

Three Sundays in September: 9/1, 9/15 and 9/29 Greg Lewis’ brilliant, fearlessly political Organ Monk Trio at Bar Lunatico at 1 PM for brunch.

Sundays in November, 5 PM hypnotic, whirlwind oudist and ngoni player Brandon Terzic  leads a series of Middle Eastern and West African ensembles at Barbes

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

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

Sundays at 8:30/11 PM the epic, intense, politically fearless Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, $30 bar seating avail

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

10/1, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble  Desdemona and Adam Holmes “team up for an evening of string trio and percussion, featuring video projections, a world premiere, and disturbing questions about capitalism and climate change. The concert will include a new work by Adam Holmes, David Bird’s Thresholds, and Sofia Gubaidulina’s String Trio” at 1 Rivington t., $20/$10 stud

10/1. PM rapturousy subtle tropicalia drummer/bandleader (and former Chicha Libre timbalera) Karina Colis leads one of her groups followed at 9 by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

10/1. 8:30 PM psychedelic supergroup the Elgin Marbles feat. members of Love Camp 7, Dervisi and Peter Stampfel’s jug band at Troost

10/1, 8 PM quirky, smartly lyrical avant cello-rock band the Icebergs at Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St. in Gowanus, $tba

10/1-5, 8:30/11PM iconic bassist Ron Carter  leads his big band at Birdland, $30 tix avail. 10/8-12 he leads a trio, 10.15-19 he leads a quartet with Renee Rosnes on piano, then he’s with his Nonet 10/22-26

10/2, 1 PM pianist Kate Liu plays a program tba at the Greene Space, free w/rsvp

10/2,  6:30 PM veteran Japanese free jazz saxophonist Akira Sakata w/ Darin Gray at the James Cohan Gallery, 48 Walker St in Chinatown, free

10/2, 7 PM theremin virtuoso Pamelia Stickney followed at 8 by sychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes, $10. She’s also at the Owl on 10/3 at 9 with her Transcendental Dissonance Quartet

10/2, 730/9:30 PM  alto saxophonist Caroline Davis and pianist Rob Clearfield’s Persona quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $15. 10/3 she leads a quintet at 7:30 PM at Smalls

10/2, 8 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” and Middle Eastern flavored hash smoking anthems at Troost

10/2. 9 PM terse, brilliant jazz violinist Charlie Burnham & Kings County at Sunny’s

10/2. 9 PM bassist Jeon Lin Yang leads a quartet with Oscar Noriega on clarinet at Bar Lunatico

10/2, 9 PM psychedelic soul band  Frankie Sunswept and the Sunwrays at the Jalopy Tavern

10/2, 10 PM the king of indie shred guitar, Ty Segall at Bowery Ballroom, $30 gen adm. They’re also here on 10/3 at half past midnight and then 10/4 at 10 again

10/2-3 midnight ferocious art-rock jamband Planta at Terraza 7, $10

10/3, 6 PM improvisers in reverse order at Holo, free: Retrouvaile, Robert Edge, Bonnie Kane, Greg Gondek, Calytrix, Sandy Ewen, free

10/3-5, 7 PM ,Monica Bill Barnes & Company‘s hilarious new site-specific dance performance By at the World Financial Center, free.  The challenge is to figure out who the dancers are and who are just randos walking by (it’s harder than you think!). Headphones with a soundtrack of similarly wryly funny, cheesy top 40 hits from across the decades are part of the performance. Not to be missed.

10/3, 7:30 PM wild Palestinian hip-hop/dancehall reggae/habibi pop band 47soul at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

10/3-6, 730/9:30 PM shapeshifting pianist Sullivan Fortner leads his trio with John Pattituci on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/3. 7:30 PM Quartet 131 play Schubert’s Quartetsatz plus works by Dutilleux, Beethoven and Bloch at mekin Concert Hall, $25 tix avail

10/3. 8 PM Ethiopian croone Habte Awalom at Silvana

10/3 8 PM New York’s most charismatic, darkly compelling lyrical songwriter/storyteller/keyboard genius Rachelle Garniez followed by intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay at Barbes

10/3, 8 PM a screening of Errol Morris’ The Fog of War with live orchestra playing Philip Glass’ score at the New School Tishman Auditorium – U100 University Center – 63 Fifth Avenue, free

10/3, 830 PM  Wormburner – who were once Hoboken’s answer to the Jam – at 11th St Bar

10/3, 830 PM a klezmer dance party Ternovka Ensemble featuring gruff-voiced singer Zhenya Lopatnick at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

10/3. 8:30 PM Se-Hee Jin, Yuanyuan Zhou and Chen Li play works by Tan Dun, Zhangzhao, Huanghuwei, Qiqi Liu, Gershwin and Harbison.at Spectrum, $15

10/3, 9 PM uneasily eclectic tropically-influenced singer Renata Zeigeur and band and lush, snidely lyrical parlor pop/new wave band Office Culture playing the album release for their new one at Union Pool, $12

10/3. 9 PM smartly tuneful oldschool soul/psych-pop songwriter Mimi Oz at Bar Chord

10/3, 10 PM ethereal Indian soulstress Shilpa Ananth at C’mon Everybody, $10

10/3, 10 PM punchy noiserockers Big Bliss  at Trans-Pecos, $10

10/3. 10 PM catchy post-Velvets psychedelic band Quicksilver Daydream  at Footlight, $tba

10/3, 10 PM the great unsung NYC hero of darkly purposeful, noir-tinged jazz guitar, Saul Rubin at the Fat CatHes also here on 10/15 and 10/22 at 7

10/4, 5:30 PM eclectic pan-latin and Middle Eastern-inflected acoustic songwriter Miriam Elhajli  at the American Folk Art Museum

10/4, 6 PM intense, soaring harmonium player/singer Elana Low plays the album release party for her new one at Muchmore’s

10/4, 7 PM Belarusian folk-punk band Midevil playing works of Belarusian renaissance composers, and more! at Nublu 151,$30

10/4, 7:30 PM  ambitious, smart, noir-inclined tenor saxophonist Patrick Cornelius  with Pablo Menares on bass and EJ Strickland on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

10/4, 7:30 PM classical guitarist Laura Snowden plays works by Villa-Lobos and others at the Tenri Institute, $25/$20 stud/rs

10/4, 7:30 PM multimedia group Ensemble Parralax presents an all-Italian program with mezzo-soprano Kathleen Roland, featuring music by Salvatore Sciarrino and Patricia Alessandrini at National Sawdust, $25 adv tix rec

10/4, 7:30 PM a chamber orchestra concert with theme music by Kohei Tanaka, Shiro Hamaguchi, and Shouko Fujibayashi. from the Japanese cartoon series One Piece at the DiMenna Center, $20

10/4. 7:30/9:30 PM avant jazz viola titan Mat Maneri’s Dust Quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $25

10/4, 9 PM third-wave Stooges style rockers Acid Dad, the swirly post-Velvets Meatbodies and Aussie heavy psych band the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $16 gen adm

10/4. 9ish exotic vibraphone-driven surf band the Vibro-jets at Troost

10/4, 9 PM brilliantly bluesy Certain General guitarslinger Phil Gammage leads his other rock project, the Rebel Factory at Otto’s

10/4, 10 PM Los Cumpleanos – with Nestor Gomez – vox/percussion; Lautaro Burgos – drums; Eric Lane – keyboards; Alex Asher – trombone and others playing trippy, dubwise tropical psychedelia at Barbes

10/4, 10:30 PM  tuneful oldschool soul/jazz trombonist Dave Gibson leads his quintet at the Fat Cat

10/5, 1:30 the Rasslers- Mark Ehrhardt – drums / Chet Mazur – vocals / Tim Mullins – guitar; Nick Romanenko – bass; 3:30 Ava Mendoza – guitar / James Brandon Lewis – tenor sax; Shayna Dulberger – bass / Daniel Carter – woodwinds; 4:30 Welf Dorr Unit – Welf Dorr – alto sax / Keisuke Matsuno – guitar / Dmitry Ishenko – bass at Children’s Magical Garden, 129 Stanton St, just east of Essex

10/5, 4 PM cinematic, psychedelic quirk-pop keyboardist Michael Hearst presents “Curious, Unusual and Extraordinary” songs from his many bands followed at  6 by ferociously funny, literate, historically informed oldtimey songwriter Robin Aigner  and bassist Michael Brownell’s Hello Bittersweet and at 10 by epic ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

10/5 4:30ish Asphalt Orchestra, “Bang on a Can’s radical street band,” performs music by the Pixies, Thomas Mapfumo, Charles Mingus, Frank Zappa, and more” on the plaza at 300 Ashland Place, down the block from BAM,

10/.5, 6 PM charmingly inscrutable Parisienne jazz chanteuse Chloe & the French Heart Jazz Band at Club Bonafide,$20. She’s also here on 10/19 and at the Cutting Room on 1022 at 7:30

10/5, 7:30/9:30 PM epically brilliant, Shostakovich-inspired jazz pianist/composer Fabian Almazan leads his trio at the Jazz Gallery, $25

10/5, 7:15 ish dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues.

10/5, 7:30 PM ethereal yet powerful parlor pop/goth singer/composer Kristin Hoffmann at the Center for Remembering and Sharing, $20

10/5. 7:30 PM Juana Zayas, piano performs works of Debussy and Ravel at the Tenri Institute, $20

10/5, 8 PM saxophonist Antonio Hart leads a quintet with Duane Eubanks, trumpet; Miki Yamanaka, piano; Alex Ayala, bass at Flushing Town Hall $16/$10 srs/free for students 19-under w/ID

10/5, 8 PM maritime music night with the Johnson Girls and Quarterdeck at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away”

10/5, 8 PM darkly lyrical psychedelic pop songwriter Jennifer Hall at the Parkside

10/5, 8 PM rrepressibly lyrical multi-reedman Ned Rothenberg with Sylvia Courvoisier on piano, Mark Feldman on violin and Mat Maneri on viola at Happy Lucky No. 1 Galley, $20. Rothenberg is also there on 10/6 leading a quartet with Anthony Coleman on piano

10/5, 8 PM trippy, dubby roots reggae and ska sounds with Avo & Skalopy at the Jalopy Tavern

10/5, 9 PM the Jaded Babies play their theatrical, quirky, comedic mashups of punk and art-rock at LP n Harmony, 638 Grand St in Williamsburg, free, take the G to Lorimer

10/5, 9 PM eclectic, electric, guitarishly excellent C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts at Bar Chord

10/5, 9 PM ubiquitous, moodily lyrical, politically savvy Irish folk-rocker Niall Connolly followed eventually at 11 by psychedelic Brazilian band Os Clavelitos at the small room at the Rockwood

10/5; 9:30 PM a rare NYC appearance by dynamic, visionary, dystopic Humanwine frontwoman Holly Brewer at 66 Greenpoint Ave, $10, G to Nassau

10/5 10 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 10 PM with the percussive Bongo Surf, at 11 guitar mastermind Mike Rosado’s volcanic, pounding Dick Dale-influenced surf band 9th Wave and then at midnight Brooklyn cover crew Band of Others

10/5. 10 PM Certain General guitarslinger Phil Gammage plays his dark Americana and blues at the Way Station

10/5. 10 PM organist: Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25 gen adm

10/5, 10:30 PM intense, fearlessly relevant Middle Eastern clarinetist Kinan Azmeh with similarly haunting violinist Layale Chaker at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

10/5, 10:30 PM Stoogoid stoner boogie band Sun Voyager and awesomely unhinged horror surf/hotrod instrumentalists the Mad Doctors at the Gutter, $7

10/5, 10:30 PM purist CBs style female-fronted powerpopsters the Carvels NYC – a rare rock band with sax that’s actually good – at the Cobra Club, $10

10/5, 11 PM ferocious, twin guitar-fueled, Radio Birdman-esque psychedelic punks the Electric Mess  at Desmond’s

10/6, 11 AM violinist Grace Park performs a program tba with pianist Joseph Liccardo at Subculture, $20, snacks/coffee included

10/6, 1 PM low-key deep-Brooklyn sounds with Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens playing a gospel brunch show at Bar Lunatico. They’re also here on 10/20

10/6. 1 PM two sets by hard-hitting, brass-fueled newschool latin soul/boogaloo dance band Spanglish Fly  with dance performances at Playground 52 LII, 681 Kelly St, the Bronx , 2/5 to Jackson Ave, (rain location is Bronx Music Heritage Center at 1303 Louis Nine Blvd,

10/6, 3 PM violinist Audrey Hayes leads a trio playing Beethoven’s Archduke Trio plus the Rachamninoff Cello Sonata and works by Natalie Dieterich and Michael Laurello at Concerts on the Slope, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place downhill from 7th Ave, sugg don

10/6, 3 PM John Zorn with Laurie Anderson followed by Zorn’s Cobra at the New School auditorium at 66 W 12th Stl, free registration reqd 

10/6, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral and the Dvořák Cello Concerto at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St (2/3rd Aves) $25 sug don

10/6, 5 PM, repeating 10/7 at 7 Valeria Sholokhova, cello; Yelena Grinberg, piano play works by Fanny Mendelssohn, her bro Felix, Chopin, Kirchner and Schumann at Grinberg’s upper westside piano salon, reception to follow, $35, close to the 1/2/3 train at 96th St., deets here 

10/6, 7 PM singer Christiane Karam leads her Balkan/Middle Eastern jazz band at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

10/6, 7 PM dark cinematic klezmer art-rockers Barbez‘s Dan Kaufman in a rare duo with percussionist/vibraphonist John Bollinger followed at 9:30 by paradigm-shifting Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

10/6, 7:15 crystalline-voiced acoustic songwriter/storyteller Lara Ewen‘and ubiquitous, moodily lyrical, politically savvy Irish folk-rocker Niall Connolly at Scratcher Bar, 209 E 5th St

10/6, 7:30 PM a rare NYC appearance by virtuoso classical guitarist Hakob Jaghatspanyan – who excels at both Armenian, flamenco and Romany sounds – at Merkin Concert Hall, $35

10/6, 7:30 PM hypnotically rippling Balinese bell orchestra Cudamani Gamelan at Symphony Space, $30 seatsa avail

10/6, 8 PM perennially tuneful, pensively lyrical Americana janglerocker Mike Ferrio of Tandy and Good Luck Mountain at 11th St. Bar. On 10/10 at 9 PM at Pete’s he’s pulling Good Luck Mountain together for a rare reunion show

10/7, 3 PM the Mannes Orchestra  play Johanna Beyer – Three Movements for Percussion; Ruth Crawford Seeger – Music for Small Orchestra and a Haeyun Kim work at the first-floor auditorium at 63 5th Ave, free

10/7. 6 PM not music-related but scary/important: the opening of photographer Alice Miceli’s Projeto Chernobyl at the Americas Society. “The artist developed a method of image making to document the enduring effects of the Soviet nuclear plant explosion of April 26, 1986. Though gamma radiation continues to be present and to cause health problems and deaths in the area, it is invisible to the naked eye and to traditional methods of photography that have been used to document the region’s ruins. Miceli made this contamination visible via direct contact between the radiation and film, which was exposed in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone for months at a time.”

10/7, 7:30 PM the Aizuri Quartet play works by Hildegad Von Binghen, Caroline Shaw, Haydn and others at Music Mondays, Advent Church, northwest corner of 93rd and Broadway, free

10/7, 8 PM improvisational  viola sorceress Jessica Pavone‘s string quartet play the album release show for their magical new one at Roulette, $18 adv tix rec

10/7, 9 PM  sweeping, swinging vibraphonist Behn Gillece and group at the Fat Cat

10/7, 9 PM baritone saaxophonist Alex Harding with Transylvanian pianist Lucian Ban at Bar Lunatico. 10/10 at 7:30/9:30 they’re playing the album release show for their new one at the Jazz Gallery, $15

10/7, 9 PM sharply surrealistic folk noir/outlaw country band Maynard & the Musties at Pete’s

10/7, 9:30ish Gato Loco bass saxophone monster Stefan Zeniuk’s new slightly less crazy band Green Mambo – a Perez Prado tribute – at Barbes

10/8, 11 AM (in the morning) catchy, eclectic ska-pop/latin/reggae sounds from the Brown Rice Family at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

10/8, 7ish low-key, purposeful, pastoraally-inclined saxophonist Peyton Pleninger and his band play the album release show for his new one on the Ubuntu Rooftop. 977 Jefferson Ave in Bushwick, $10 includes munchies, J to Halsey St., walk back toward Williamsburg

10/8-9, 7:30/9:30 PM drummer Ralph Peterson leads a monster band playing an Art Blakey tribute with Bill Pierce & Donald Harrison – saxophones; Brian Lynch – trumpet ; Zaccai Curtis – piano; Essiet Essiet – bass at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/8, 8 PM bass quartet Large Furniture play works by Julia Wolfe, Robert Honstein, Veronika Krauss and Larry Polansky at Arete Gallery, $tba

10/8-13, 8:30/11PM hard-charging saxophonist Mark Turner leads a chordless trio at the Vanguard

10/8. 9 PM the rambunctious, historically rich 19th century style East River String Band at the Jalopy Tavern

10/8, 9 PM otherworldly French-Algerian singer Ourida with her combo at Bar Lunatico

10/8, 10 PM the Alabama Clash: Lee Bains & the Glory Fires at the Knitting Factory, $12

10/9, 1 PM elegant bop-era guitar legend Gene Bertoncini at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex

10/9, 6:30 PM adventurous cellist Okkyung Lee at the James Cohan Gallery, 48 Walker St in Chinatown,free

10/9, 7:30 PM dark glam/powerpop band Zombie Sundae, sardonically catchy powerpop/janglerockers the Hell Yeah Babies, nd colorful, Bowie-esque female-fronted glamrockers the Manimals at Our Wicked Lady, $10

10/9, 7:30 PM a fun, purposeful improvisational twinbill:  Peach and Tomato – Sana Nagano -violin and Leonor Falcón -viola and Sferos Plus – Juanma Trulillo, Hery Paz, Dayeon Seok + Santiago Leibson – at Scholes St. Studios

10/9, 8:30 PM haunting Middle Eastern jazz bassist Petros Klampanis leads his trio playing the album release show for his killer new one at Symphony Space, $27 adv tix rec

10/9, 9 PM irrepressible improvisational violinist  Pauline Kim Harris plays the album release show for her hypnotically atmospheric, electroacoustic new one at the DiMenna Center, $25

10/9, 10 PM art-rock night at Shrine with Joe Deninzon’s wickedly fun string metal band Stratospheerius

10/9, 10 PM uneasy female-fronted psychedelic abstract rock band Gold Dime at Alphaville, $17

10/9, 10:30 PM sizzling postbop tenor saxophonist Carl Bartlett Jr leads a quartet at Smalls

10/10, 7 PM bassist Lisa Hoppe’s chamber jazz trio Third Reality (Charlotte Greve, Lisa Hoppe, Tal Yahalom), Pascal’s Triangle (Pascal Le Boeuf, Martin Nevin, Peter Kronreif ) and accordion genius Shoko Nagai  & Satoshi Takeishi’s Vortex at Greenwich House Music School, $25/$20 stud/srs

10/10-13, 7:30/9:30 PM intense pianist Gerald Clayton leads a trio at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/10, 7:30 PM 7:30 PM  Sharon Goldman – one of the great tunesmiths to come out of the NYC acoustic scene since the turn of the century – and Americana rock siren and ex-Red Molly multi-instrumentalist Carolann Solebello at the vault downstairs at Putnam Pub & Cooker,  419 Myrtle Avo, Ft. Greene, G to Clinton-Washington

10/10, 7:30 PM “Everything is ridiculous if one thinks of death” – a literary-musical collage combining the works of Thomas Bernhard with music by Austrian baroque composers at the Austrian Cultural Center, free w/vsvp 

10/10, 7:30 PM pianist Laura Farré Rozada plays works by contemporary French composers tba at Spectrum, $15

10/10, 7:30 PM Cuban chanteuse Melvis Santa at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

10/10 8 PM plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

10/10. 8 PM edgy postbop guitar improviser Liberty Ellman’s Supercell quintet wih Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet at Roulette, $18 adv tix rec

10/10, 8 PM “an evening in celebration of Issue Project Room’s beloved late founder Suzanne Fiol. The event is an open showcase of Suzanne Fiol: Ten Years Alive, an exhibition of Suzanne’s mixed media work organized in collaboration with Suzanne’s daughter, Sarah Fiol, who gives an introduction to the work. The evening presents a conversation with Suzanne’s close friends: artists Kathy Brew, Michelle Handelman, and Kimiko Hahn centered around themes from Suzanne’s unfinished book/film proposal The Mothers of Creation / The Matriarch Project,” at Issue Project Room, free

10/10, 8 PM Scottish Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis at Merkin Concert Hall, $30 tix avail

10/10, 8:30 PM Dan Blacksberg‘s klezmer dance band at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

10/10 9 PM the world’s creepiest, slinkiest, most psychedelic crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy at Bar Lunatico

10/17, 9 PM jangly Beatlesque band Coastal Clouds at Arlene’s, $10

10/10, midnight unpredictably fun, funny psychedelic art-rock band the Academy Blues Project a the small room at the Rockwood

10/11. 7 PM, intense, microtonal string ensemble the Sirius Quartet  For Living Lovers (guitarist Brandon Ross & bassist Stomu Takeishi) and Theremin Noir (Rob Schwimmer, Mark Feldman, Uri Caine) who reinvent Bernard Herrmann film noir scores, at Greenwich House Music School, $25/$20 stud/srs

10/11, 7:30 PM original works by original pianists: Luiz Simas, Armen Donelian and Steve Sandberg plus special guests at Metro Baptist Church, 410 W 40th St, $20/$15 stud/sr

10/11. 7:30 PM composer Molly Herron and the Argus Quartet celebrate the release of their album with music and poetry that explore history and transformation, at 1 Rivington St., $20/$10 stud

10/11, 8 PM Romany-flavored punk night: Uncle Djuzeppe & the Mob and creepy, psychedelic circus rock/Russian folk band Mad Meg at Drom, $15 adv ix rec

10/11, 8 PM Syrian chanteuse Nano Raies at Brooklyn Lutherie, 232 3rd St. in Gowanus, R/F to 4th Ave, $20

10/11, 8 PM poignant, eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo’s tango quartet at Barbess

10/11, 8:30 PM ambitious, perennially tuneful saxophonist Mike McGinnis leads his pastoral jazz Roadtrip nonet at I-Beam, $15

10/11 9 PM ES punk guitar legend Simon Chardiet’s harder-swinging band the Rooftoppers at Sunny’s

10/11. 10 PM Malian duskcore grooves with Danaya Band at Silvana

10/12, noon lustrous singer and badass cello-rock bandleader Serena Jost at Maker Park Radio, 450 Front St. Unit A in Staten Island

10/12, 2 PM free jazz brass and reed legend Joe McPhee at the James Cohan Gallery, 48 Walker St in Chinatown,free

10/12. 4 PM lyrical indie pop cult hero Franklin Bruno followed by the even more vivid Lianne Smith at Pete’s. Irrepressibly sardonic janglerock/folk-punk songwriter, New Yorker illustrator and White Hassle alum Marcellus Hall plays after at 10

10/12, 6 PM ferociously funny, literate, historically informed oldtimey songwriter Robin Aigner  and bassist Michael Brownell’s Hello Bittersweet followed at 10 by singer Carolina Oliveros’ mighty 13-piece Afro-Colombian trance/dance choir Bulla en el Barrio at Barbes

10/12, 7 PM purposeful Chicago-style blues guitarslinger Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues

10/12. 7:30 PM Vidushi Rajyasree Ghosh – vocals; Samir Chatterjee – tabla’ Anirban Chakraborty – harmonium at the Chhandayan Center For Indian Music, $20

10/12-13, 8 PM adventurous cellist Okkyung Lee leads an ensemble at Happy Lucky No 1 Gallery – 10/13 with atmospheric guitarist/soundscaper Rafiq Bhatia,

10/12, 730/9:30 PM saxophonist Tivon Pennicott leads a big band with a seven-sax frontline at the Jazz Gallery, $15

10/12, 9ish PM socially aware folk vets Dave Lippman at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away”

10/12. 9 PM dark, new wave-ish lit-rock bandleader Dalton Deschain at Footight Bar, $10

10/12, 9 PM Super Yamba play their undulating psychedelic Afrobeat jams at Nublu 151, $15

10/12, 9:30 PM sardonically relevant guitar-fueled female-fronted Americana punks Spanking Charlene at Hill Country, free

10/12, 10 PM a rare uptown appearance by brilliantly lyrical, conscious roots reggae band Taj Weekes & Adowa at Silvana

10/13, 11 AM colorful, irrepressible, imaginative classical pianist Jenny Lin plays her Etudes Project at Subculture, $20, snacks/coffee included

10/13, 1 PM Greg Lewis’ brilliant, fearlessly political Organ Monk Trio at Bar Lunatico. He’s also there on 10/27 and at the Fat Cat at 10 on 10/24

10/13, 2 PM indie classical ensemble Ymusic play a 70th bday Robert Sirota composer portrait concert at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

10/13, 4 PM the Sometime Boys’ riveting, powerful, theatrical frontwoman Sarah Mucho sings dark cabaret and rock tunes at Freddy’s

10/13, 4 PM Post Moves (solo pedal steel guitar) / Sandy Ewen (solo guitar) / Emilie Weibel (improv vocals) at Arete Gallery, $tba

10/13, 5 PM Frank Donaruma plays a rare program of solo french horn works by Stradella, Poulenc and Alec Wilder at Flushing Town Hall, free

10/13, 6 PM imaginative, tersely atmospheric jazz guitarist Ross Hammond plays solo resonator guitar at Downtown Music Gallery

10/13, 7 PM Bobtown – NYC’s most alluringly lurid folk noir harmony band – play the album release show for their slightly less creepy new one at the big room at the Rockwood. $10

10/13, 7 PM brilliant steel guitarist Mike Neer’s Steelonious – who do Monk covers in the same vein as Buddy Emmons –   followed at 9:30  by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

1013, 9 PM dark blues/folk noir/oldschool soul songwriter Kelley Swindall  at 11th St Bar

10/13, 9:30 PM atmospheric, cinematic drummer/composer Tim Kuhl and band at Pete’s

10/14, 6 PM the Greenpoint Songwriters Exchange – a diverse bunch playing everything from folk noir to Costelloesque, literatry rock to Indian ragas and oldschool soul – at Pete’s

10/14, 9 PM charismatic, smolderingly intense, politically fearless Tunisian-American art-rock singer Emel Mathlouthi at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

10/14, 8 PM Toot Sweet play twisted theatrical accordion glam rock at the small room at the Rockwood. Cinematic violinist Christina Courtin plays the basement room at 8:30 for $12

10/14, 10ish the NYC Gaita Club – a Bulla en el Barrio spinoff – play rustically pounding Afro-Colombian trance-dance music at Barbes

10/15, half past noon organist Esteban Elizondo Iriarte plays a program TBA at Central Synagogue, 54th/Lex, free

10/15, 7 PM his year’s annual Momenta Festival opens with the Monenta Quartet playing works by Julian Carrillo, Alvin Singleton, Mario Davidovsky:, Matthew Locke and Matthew Greenbaum at the Americas Society, free, rsvp sugg.

10/15, 8 PM intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Washington Ave at Fulton, C to Clinton-Washington, sug don

10/15, 8 PM allstar Americana jammers the Honky-Tonk Heroes,, featuring Springsteen pianist Charlie Giordano, Gene Yellin, Trip Henderson, Tim Kiah and some surprise guests at the Jalopy Tavern

10/15, 8 PM brilliant bassist Dana Schechter’s haunting slowcore project Insect Ark and Finnish black metal/postrockl band Oranssi Pazuzu at the Poisson rouge, $18 adv tix rec

10/15-20, 8:30/11 PM state of the art tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin leads a quintet at the Vanguard

10/16 7 PM this year’s annual Momenta Festival continues with the Monenta Quartet playing works by Evwin Schulhoff, Robert Sierra, Mario Lavista, LIgeti and Harry Partch at the Americas Society, free

10/16-19, 8:30 PM tuneful, state-of-the-art postbop jazz guitarist Will Bernard  plays with a series of ensembles at the Stone at the New School. Choice pick closing night jam with Brian Chase (drums) Charlie Burnham (violin) Kirk Knufke (trumpet) Mike McGinnis (clarinet, sax), remixed live by Ikue Mori

10/16, 1 PM singer Hilary Gardner and stride pianist Ehud Asherie at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex

10/16, 3 PM street brass band Seed & Feed Marching Abominable at Maker Park Radio in Staten Island

10/16, 5 PM street band the Extra Syrup Horns outside the Apollo Theatre

10/16, 7 PM Ryan Truesdell conducts the New School Studio Orchestra playing Bob Brookmeyer compositions at the New School first floor auditorium at 63 5th Ave, free

10/16, 7 PM fiery newschool honkytonk/janglerock bandleader Michaela Anne at the Mercury, $12 av tix rec

10/16, 8 PM energetic retro soul band the California Honeydrops at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25 gen adm

10/16. 8 PM famenco guitarist/singer Anna Garano at Barbes. 10/23 at 9 she’s at Bar Lunatico

10/16, 9 PM sharply lyrical janglerock/Americana/soul songwriter Matt Keating and guitarist Steve Mayone’s catchy project the Bastards of Fine Arts at 11th St. Bar

10/16, 9 PM intense, charismatic oldschool soul belter Sami Stevens and unpredictably fun, funny  art-rock/psychedelic soul band the Academy Blues Project  at Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St. in Gowanus, $10

10/16, 9 PM snidely amusing oldschool CBs style punk band the Live Ones at Footlight Bar, $10

10/16, 10 PM energetic delta blues/Romany swing guitaris Felix Slim at LIC Bar

10/17, 7 PM the pretty self-explanatory, deliriously fun Fanfarra Feminina Sagrada Profana, hard-hitting funk/latin bassist Dawn Drake & ZapOte and Dingonek Street Band playing second line, Afrobeat, Ethio-jazz, at Barbes

10/17, 7 PM trombonist Kalia Vandever and her Group followed by cinematic, lyrical postbop jazz with the Mark Wade Trio at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, $10 sug don

10/17, 7:30 PM eclectic soul-jazz alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjami & Soul Squad at Symphony Space, $20 for 30 and under, $30 otherwise

10/17, 7;30 PM violist Jung-Yun Lee plays works by American composers Jack Delano, John Stafford Smith , Alan Hovaness, Daniel Troob at the National Opera Center, 333 7th Ave, free

10/17, 7:30 PM the annual celebration of A People’s History of the United States, performers tba, at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

10/17, 8 PM deviously funny, clever retro honkytonk crooner Dale Watson at Hill Country, $17

10/17 8:30ish in reverse order at the Bell House : retro rock and blue-eyed woul with Shannon and the Clams, jangly garage-psychedelic band Las Rosas, weird circusy oldschool soul with Champagne Superchillin, ‘$25 adv tix rec/

10/17 830 PM klezmer trumpet icon Frank London & Eleanor Reissa at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

10/17, 10 PM ageless, unstoppable third-wave garage rockers the Fleshtones at Bowery Electric, $18

10/17, 7:30 PM pianist Per Tengstrand and Opus 21 play Gersnwin’s Rhasody in Blue plus works by Schumann at Scandinavia House, $25

10/18. 6ish Sharon Goldman – one of the great tunesmiths to come out of the NYC acoustic scene since the turn of the century and brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot at the American Folk Art Museum

10/18 7 PM this year’s annual Momenta Festival continues with the Monenta Quartet playing works by works by Manena Contreras, Alyssa Weinberg: Jason Kao Hwang; Christopher Stark at the Tenri Institute, free

10/18. 7 PM Balkan and other string band madness: Fanfarra Feminina,, theatrical street band Seed & Feed Marching Abominable and Demolition Brass Band at Headroom Bar & Social, 150 Bay St, Jersey City, $12, Path train to Grove St

10/18, 7:30 PM Tito Rodriguez Jr. leads his salsa dura band at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

10/18. 7:30 PM the Sora Quartet, with Emile Blondel and Shawn Barnett play works by Gorecki, Ravel and Faure at Arete Gallery, $tba

10/18, 8 PM surviving improvisers of 60s creative jazz legends the AACM reunite at Symphony Space, $30

10/18-19, 8 PM, repeating 10/22 at 7:30 PM Susanna Mälkki conducts the NY Philharmonic in Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra and Haydn’s Philosopher Symphony, $35 tix avail

10/18. 8:30 PM nimble, pensive acoustic guitarist songwriter Genessa James‘ Onliest,the upbeat, oldtimey Ebony Hillbillies – NYC’s only oldschool African-American string band – and Nashville gothic/janglerock/oldschool C&W band Karen & the Sorrows playing the album release show for their new one at Littlefield, $10

10/18, 9 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo leads his trio at Bar Lunatico

10/18 and 10/20, 9ish psychedelic dark garage legends Thee Oh Sees at Warsaw, $25; the 10/19 show is sold out

10/18,7 PM ambient guitarist and Bowie collaborator Gerry Leonard a.k.a. Spooky Ghost at the basement room at the Rockwood $15. At 10 PM New England Americana songstress Heather Maloney is at the big room at for five bucks more

10/19 3 PM perennially edgy soul survivor Bettye LaVette outdoors on the plaza at 300 Ashland Place up the block from BAM

10/19, 5′:30 PM pianist Isabelle O’Connell pairs works by Chopin and Schubert with more recent pieces b George Crumb and Missy Mazzoli, at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $15/$10 stud/srs

10/19 6/8 PM the Pablo Ziegler Chamber Quartet play the album release show for their lush new nuevo tango release at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud

10/19, 7 PM rudite jazz drummer Winard Harper & Jeli Posse with special guests Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Vanessa Rubin and Charenee Wade on vocals at Flushing Town Hall ,$20/$10 srs/free for students 19-under w/ID

10/19, 7PM this year’s annual Momenta Festival winds up with the Monenta Quartet playing works by Phyllis Chen, Stephanie Griffin, Mozart and Stefano Gervaso at the Tenri Institute, free

10/19, 7 PM the annual, marathon Ragas Live Festival of Indian music at Pioneer Works, nonstop ragas on every instrument imaginable, runs til 7 PM on 10/20, variable pricing depending on how long you’re planning on staying

10/19, 7:30 PM the Juilliard String Quartet play works by Mozart, Britten and others at Washington Irving High School, 40 Irving Pl, $unknown

10/19, 7:30 PM rare slide guitar-ish Indian ragas:  Barun Kumar Pal – hansaveena; Steve Gorn – bansuri flute; Aditya Phatak – tabla at the Chhandayan Center For Indian Music, $20

10/19, 8 PM Vox Luminis sing Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater and works by Monteverdi and his contemporaries at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St,  $30 seats agail

10/19, 8 PM legendary percussionist Pejman Hadadi leads a spellbinding Iranian trio with Saeed Kamjo on kamancheh and Kourosh Taghavi on setar at Roulette, $30 gen adm

10/19, 8 PM fiddler and Carolina Chocolate Drops collaborator Jake Blount and acoustic blues dude Bob Malenky at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away”

10/19 8 PM legendary Argentine metal band Horcas at Blacktorn 51, $25

10/19, 10:30 PM diverse, smartly playful viola virtuoso/film composer Ljova at the Postcrypt Coffeehouse

10/20, 11 AM Molly Carr, viola, & Anna Petrova, piano play material from their Refugee Project, inspired by their visits to refugee camps around the world at Subculture, $20, snacks/coffee included

10/20, 4 PM sitarist Shafaat Khan at the Queens Botanic Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, $6, kids free, 7 to Main St./Flushing

10/20, 5 PM pianist Evelyne Luest‘s Contrasts Ensemble play trio works of Brahms, Stravinsky, Clara Schumann and Khachaturian at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave @ W 183rd St, A train or #1 train (to 181st St) or the M4 bus (to 183rd St), $15/$12 stud/sr

10/20, 5 PM Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin; Yelena Grinberg, piano play works by Clara and Robert Schumann plus Brahms, Kirchner, Reinecke, Dietrich and Joachim at Grinberg’s upper westside piano salon, reception to follow, $35, close to the 1/2/3 train at 96th St., deets here 

10/20, 5:30 PM the mighty, stunningly eclectic, Middle Eastern-tinged Eyal Vilner Big Band at Birdland,$30

10/20, 9 PM thoughtful, original, uncluttered jazz singer/composer Gracie Terzian and violinist, Audrey Hayes.at the small room at the Rockwood

10/21, 8 PM dark intense lyrical southwestern gothic/paisley underground rockers Shanghai Love Motel at Arlene’s, $10

10/21. 8:30 PM  elegant, sharply lyrical parlor pop stylist Heather Eatman at the basement room at the Rockwood $10

10/21. 9 PM ubiquitously purposeful tango bassist Pablo Aslan leads a killer quartet with Frank London on trumpet and Rob Curto on accordion at Bar Lunatico

10/22, 7:30 PM the ferociously edgy all-female Rhythm Method String Quartet play works by Kristin Bolstad and Ole-Henrik Moe (Norway); 19th-century Swedish composer Amanda Erika Maier-Röntgen; and their own violinist Leah Asher at Scandinavia House, $15

10/22, 8 PM Brooklyn Iranian expat janglerock band Habibi followed by legendary Zambian fuzztone garage-psych band WI.T.C.H. (We Intend to Cause Havoc) at the Bell House, $20

10/22, 8 PM first-wave punk legends Stiff Little Fingers – with iconic Jam bassist Bruce Foxton – at Warsaw, $33

10/22, 8 PM bracing avant garde vocal superduo Lea Bertucci and Amirtha Kidambi followed by Japanese band Asa-Chang & Junray in their US debut at Issue Project Room, $15/$12 stud/srs

10/22 9 PM legendary dual-reedman George Braith – who can play two saxes at once better than most guys can play one – leads his quartet at the Fat Cat

10/22 10:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy leads his group at Smalls

10/23, 8 PM brilliant Middle Eastern multi-instrumentalist Rami Khalife at Drom, $15adv tix rc

10/23. 8 PM composer Nick Hallett and ensemble “return to perform the grand finale of his newest dark comedic opera project, To Music; and composer Emily Manzo presents the world premiere of her new multimedia song cycle, How to Rescue” at Roulette, $18 gen adm

10/23. 8PM Stoogoid stoner boogie band Sun Voyager heavy psych band Heavy Temple and ornate, epic metal crew The Well at St. Vitus, $10

10/23, midnight boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at the Ear Inn

10/24, 6:30 PM (early) mesmerizing, dynamic, psychedelic Malian duskcore band Songhoy Blues at Baby’s All Right, $15

add 10/24, 10ish PM hip-hop legend Wyclef Jean at Chelsea Music Hall

10/24, 7 PM string players/composers Jessica Meyer and Jessie Montgomery premiere their new Lower East Side-themed art-songs at 1 Rivington St., $20/10 stud

10/24, 7:30 PM, repeating 10/26 at 8 Emmanuel Ax & the NY Philharmonic play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 plus works by Roussel, Ravel, Jennifer Higdon, $32 tix avail

10/24, 730/9:30 PM this era’s most cutting-edge, politically relevant large jazz ensemble, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society  at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/24 7:30 PM cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir and ensemble play new Icelandic works by Hafliði Hallgrímsson, Páll Ragnar Pálsson, Halldór Smárason and others at Scandinavia House, $25

1024, 7:30 PM in reverse order at Bric Arts: alto powerhouse Ravi Coltrane;s tribute to his mom Alice Coltrane, Cuban pianist Dayramir González & Habana enTRANCé, drummer-composer Makaya McCraven, funky keyboardist  Aaron Whitby‘s Cousin from Another Planet project, vibraphonist Sasha Berliner‘s Azalea, intense, lyrical, politically fearless tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss’ Quintet, and some weirdass lame electronic act to open the show. $30 adv tix rec

10/24, 8 PM a composr portrait of this era’s arguably best jazz pianist, Vijay Iyer including performances by the man himself with violinist Jennifer Koh and eclectic, edgy orchestra the Knights at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail

10/24, 8 PM oldschool and newschool folk with eclectic, tuneful accordionist/songwriter Ali Dineen at the Owl

10/24 8 PM sax quartet Nois play darkly pensive works by each of the group’s members at Roulette, $18 gen adm

10/24, 8 PM the Eurasian Symphony Orchestra play works by Saint-Saens, Glnnka, Kreisler, Kazhgaliyev, Sarasate and R.Abdyssagin at Symphony Space, $28 adv ti avail

10/24, 8:30 PM hot klezmer string band music with Hankus Netsky & Eden MacAdam-Somer at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

10/24, 9 PM lyrical latin jazz pianist Aruan Ortiz leads a trio at Bar Lunatico

10/24 11 PM wickedly torchy noir songwriter Julia Haltigan and her killer band play the album release show for her long-awaited new one at the Sultan Room, $10

10/25, 7 PM clarinet wizard Thomas Piercy with Lish Lindsey, ryuteki, flute; Xiao Li, soprano; Chen Yihan, piano play a rare performance of many contemporary Japanese composers plus works by Teubal, Auerbach and Serebrier at Bargemusic, $35/$30srs/$2o sud

10/25, 7:30 PM in reverse order at Bric Arts: Georgia Anne Muldrow, iconic, rapturous AACM pianist/organist Amina Claudine Myers: Generations 4, everybody’s favorite postrock/jazz mashup band Kneebody, vibraphonist Joel Ross’ genuinely Good Vibes, incisive, latin-inspired sax improviser Maria Grand, drummer Tosin Aribisala’s Trio, and QNA (Q&A after maybe???). $30 adv tix rec

10/25, 7 PM legendary horror punk band the Undead at Blackthorn 51, $15

10/25, 7 PM cellist Carolyn Jeselsohn leads an ensemble playing a program tba at Third St. Music School Settlement

10/25, 7:30 PM the two-guitar Alhambra Band with Brahim Fribgane, oud play flamenco jazz at Terraza 7, $15

10/25-27, 7:30/9:30 PM brisk postbop pianist Christian Sands leads his Highwire Trio with Luques Curtis on bass and Ulysses Owens on drums at the jazz Standard, $30

10/25, 8 PM haunting organ-driven bolero band Miramar followed at, 10 PM by  the world’s creepiest, slinkiest, most psychedelic crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy  at Barbes

10/25, 8 PM  careeningly explosive ten-piece Balkan brass crew Veveritse at Silvana

10/25-26, 8 PM the reliably entertaining, adventurous Chelsea Symphony play Mozart’s Jupiter Symhony plus works by Jessie Montgomery, Haydn, Weber, Jennifer Higdon and Aaron Dai at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20 sugg don

10/25, 8:30 PM low-key Americana/country blues songwriter Jon LaDeau plays the album release show for his new one at 11th St Bar

10/25, 8 PM classical avant-punk violin duo String Noise play works by Ki Young Kim at the Center for Remembering and Sharing, $25 adv tix rec

10/25, 8:15 PM Eichard Nelson’s cinematically improvisational Makrokosmos Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

10/25, 9ish wirly fuzz/dreampop band Mantismass, haunting slowcore/art-rock band Cortége , and intense, menacing stoner/doom band Sleeping Village at Gussy’s Bar in Queens

10/25, 9 PM saxophonist Anant Prahan leads a sextet playing a tribute to Jamaican jazz legend Cedric Brooks at Bar Lunatico

10/26, 6 PM ferociously funny, literate, historically informed oldtimey songwriter Robin Aigner and bassist Michael Brownell’s Hello Bittersweet followed at 8 by art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation playing witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 10 by Dolunay frontwoman Jenny Luna and violinist Skye Steele’s crazy Selena cover band Amor Prohibido at Barbes

10/26, 7 PM Indian odissi dancer Kaberi Sen followed by sitarist Anjan Saha at the Chhandayan Center For Indian Music, $20

10/26, 7:30 PM Music From China play premieres by Zhong Lu, Chen Yi’ and others at Symphony Space, $18 adv tix rec

10/26, 730 PM in reverse order at Bric Arts: drummer/composer Ben Perowsky, Josh Kaufman & Stuart Bogie of Antibalas; stoner percussion-scaper Kassa Overall, drummer Antonio Sanchez vivid, intense, lyrical jazz pianist Myra Melford ’s Snowy Egret, luminous, soulful pan-Latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuña  and high-voltage alto saxophonist Tia Fuller and her band $30 adv tix rec

10/26, 8:30 PM soprano sax star Sam Newsome‘s Imaginary Kraken chamber jazz sextet at I-Beam, 415

10/26, 8 PM crazy segue, great twinbill: ferocious, creepily enveloping, kinetic psychedelic tropicalia band Yotoco and lustrous singer and badass cello-rock bandleader Serena Jost at the Owl

10/26, 9 PM baritone honkytonk crooner Jack Grace resurrects his legendary 90s jamband Steak at Bar Chord

10/26, 9 PM the Delorean Sisters – who do funny oldtimey acoustic covers of cheesy 80s pop songs – at the Delancey, $10

10/26, 9 PM honkytonk guitarslinger Danny Weiss and charming singer Mary Olive Smith’s oldschool C&W band Stillhouse Serenade at the Jalopy Tavern

10/26, 9ish growly, darkly cinematic postrockers Russian Circles at Warsaw, $25

10/27, 11 AM Laura Metcalf (cello) and Rupert Boyd (guitar),play a program tba at Subculture, $20, snacks/coffee included

10/27, starting at 2 PM, going til 9, electric guitar quartet Dither play a marathon show, opening with the world premiere of JG Thirlwell’s Feather Mask for prepared guitar plus selections from their new album, Potential Differences, plus performances by a long list of talent including Alicia Hall Moran and the Mivos Quartet at Frost Theater of the Arts, 17 Frost St. in Williamsburg,, G to Lorimer

10/27 ,2 PM pianist Marika Bournaki plays Beethoven Sonatas Nos. 11, 24 and 31 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$20 studs

10/27, 2 PM cellist Camille Thomas and pianist Julien Brocal play works by Messiaen, Franck, Brahms and Beethoven at the Town Hall, $tba

10/27. 3 PM classical guitarist Roberto Sánchez performing works by Luys de Narváez, J.S. Bach, G. Regondi, C. Chávez, H. Villa-Lobos, and M.M. Ponce. at St/ Paul’s Chapel downtown, free, reception to follow

10/27, 3 PM Valery Gergiev conducts the Munich Philharmonic playingMendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 at NJPAC in Newark, $30 tix avail

10/27, 4 PM fiery and elegant dance and music from Georgia and India: Dancing Crane plus Jiva Dance with dancers: Sonali Skandan, Maya Kappil, Amrita Doshi, -plus a band wih attuvangam – Kiran Rajagopalan; vocals: Vignesh Ravichandran; mridangam: Bala Skandan; violin: Neha Krishnamachary at Manhattan Movement Arts Center, 248 West 60th St, $25/$20 stud/srs

10/2, 7 PM surreali art-song chanteuse Leila Adu leads her trio followed at 9:30 by paradigm-shifting Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

10/27, 7:30 PM an allstar postpunk/CBGB royalty lineup pay tribute to Band of Outsiders’ David Lee: Deerfrance – 7:30pm; Dee Pop/Neon Babies – 8:10pm; Faith NYC – 8:30p; Band of Outsiders – 8:50p; Thomas Simon Vortex – 9:10pm; Phil Gammage Quartet – 9:30pm; Parker Dulany – 9:50pm; Jesse Bates – 10:10pm; Bubble – 10:30 pm; Rebecca Turner – 10:50pm at Berlin, free

10/28, 8 PM astonishingly prolific and acerbic guitarist Mary​ ​Halvorson & John Dieterich of Deerhoof play the album release show for their new duo record A Tangle of Stars at Roulette, $18 gen adm

10/28. 9:30 PM irrepressible storyteller/psychedelic guitarist/new wave cult hero Wreckless Eric and psychedelic janglerock legends the Flamin Groovies at the Cutting Room, $27 adv tix rec. The Groovies are back on the 29th at 10:30 for the same price

10/28. 10 PM colorful,  eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette  leads his organ trio at 55 Bar

10/28, 10 PM ish feral singer Carolina Oliveros’ mighty 13-piece Afro-Colombian trance/dance choir Bulla en el Barrio at Barbes

10/29, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, indie classical allstar quintet Counterinduction –  (Miranda Cuckson, violin; Jessica Meyer, viola; Karen Ouzounian, cello; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Ning Yu, piano) play music of Jessica Meyer at the Miller Theatre, free

10/29-30, 7:30/9:30 PM intense, darkly lyrical Israeli jazz pianist Shai Maestro leads his trio with Philip Dizack on trumpet at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/29, 7:30/9:30 PM fearlessly political, tuneful trombonist/composer Ryan Keberle‘s Catharsis Trio with Camila Meza on guitar and vocals and Pedro Giraudo on bass at the Jazz Gallery, $15

10/29, 7:30 PM Unheard-Of Ensemble play a program tba at 1 Rivington St., $20/$10 stud

10/29 ,8 PM rising star Omani oudist Amal Waqar with her Quartet, featuring Panagiotis Aivazidis (kanun), Manos Stratis (bass), and Kan Yanabe (percussion), at Sisters Brooklyn, 900 Washington Ave at Fulton, C to Clinton-Washington, sug don

10/29, 8 PM saxophonist Aaron Burnett’s Big Machine “reflects on society’s urgency for freedom and peace in a world ruled by corporations and overwhelming technology” at Roulette, $18 gen adm

10/29 ,8 PM Ontario newgrass singer/bandleader Christine Smith at Bowery Electric, $10

10/29 8 PM Sephardic dance jamband Yemen Blues at Symphony Space, under 30 $26 adv tix avail, otherwise $30 in advance

10/29-11/3, 8:3/11 PM John Zorn leads a quartet with Julian Lage (guitar); Jorge Roeder (bass); Kenny Wollesen (drums) at the Vanguard

10/29, 9 PM edgy lead guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Bar Chord

10/29, 10:30 PM this era’s most intensely powerful tenor saxophonist/composer, JD Allen leads his smoking, intense new quartet at Smalls

10/30 1 PM the Ron Aprea Big Band featuring Angela DeNiro play a Basie tribute at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex

10/30-31 ,7/10 PM the best singing pianist (and the best piano-playing singer) in jazz, Champian Fulton at Birdland, $20 seats avail

10/30, 7:30 PM Raymond Erickson, piano plays Debussy water-themed works plus pieces by Bach, Ravel, Rebikov, Busoni and others at Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave, free

10/30, 7:30 PM the Mannes Orchestra play works by Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finnissy, Bahar Royaee and Unsuk Chin at the New School first floor auditorium at 63 5th Ave, free

10/30, 8 PM pyrotechnic clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski’s ferociously kinetic NY Gypsy All-Stars with Ara Dinkjian on oud at Drom, $15

10/30, 8 PM intense, wickedly tuneful jazz oudist/guitarist Gordon Grdina does double duty, first on the north African lute with pianist Russ Lossing and then leading his sizzling Marrow oud jazz quartet at I-Beam, $15

10/30, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players perform works by Jonathan Dawe, Vasiliki Krimitza,Cynthia Folio, Louis Karchin, Jihyun Kim, Bruce Adolphe at Merkin Concert Hall, $20

10/30-31, 8PM the Red Room Orchestra  at Symphony Space, under 30 $26 adv tix avail, otherwise $30 in advance. The 10/30 show features music from The Big Lebowski; 10/31 they’re playing horror film soundtrack material

10/30, 8 PM bump bump, bump-bump, bump: oldschool garage rock with the Schizophonics at Union Pool, $10

10/30, 8 PM guitar goddess Barbara Endes’ exhilarating psychedelic janglerock band Girls on Grass followed by wild Irish band the Narrowbacks and raucous New Orleans psychedelic soul band the Hooten Hollers at Gold Sounds, $10

10/30, 9:30 PM everybody’s favorite zeros-era Led Zep-ish stoner boogie band: Wolf Eyes at Brooklyn Bazaar, $15 adv tix avail at the Poisson Rouge box office

10/30, 10 PM the Plaster Cramp – a darkly lyrical mashup of Velvets and the Talking Heads – at Alphaville, $11

10/31, starting at 3:30 PM a family-friendly Halloween party at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music with “scary sounds, terrifying tempos, insane instruments, and frightening faculty!” free

10/31, 6 PM ish trumpeter Pam Fleming’s wickedly cinematic, sinisterly amusing jazz/reggae/soul crew the Dead Zombie Band at the outdoor Waverly Ave block party in Ft. Greene west of DeKalb, follow the noise and the trick-or-treaters

10/31, 7:30 PM a Mexican Coney Island Halloween with pine-tingling, darkly mystical art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop songwriter Carol Lipnik and cabaret pianist Tareke Ortiz with Matt Kanelos on piano at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

10/31 7:30/o9:30 PM iconic low register reedman Scott Robinson ‘s Heliotones play their annual Halloween show at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/31, 7;30/9:30 PM ferocious, colorful, cinematic big band Big Heart Machine record a live album at the Jazz Gallery, $15

10/31, 8 PM ish the Coffin Daggers -NYC’s ultimate Halloween horror surf band – at Gold Sounds, $tba

10/31, 8 ish a heavyweight Halloween extravgaza with postrock stoners Dead Satellites, the stampeding Reign of Zanus, ornately intense Goat Reaper,psychedelic doom metal band Clouds Taste Satanic and tight doom metal band Eternal Black, $tba

1031. 8 PM Soundwalk Collective play a live score to the horror classic Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at National Sawdust, $25 adv tix rec

10/31 8:30/11 PM allstar violinis Jenny Scheinman and drummer Allison Miller’s Parlour Game trio with formidable pianist Carmen Staaf at Birdland, $30 seats avail

10/31, 8:30 PM pyrotechnic clarinetist and Dave Tarras protege Michael Winograd and band at Town & Village Social Hall, 334 E 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.), $15

10/31 9 PM one of NY’s most versatile, ferocious guitarists, ex-Sharon Jones lead player Binky Griptite and band at Bar Lunatico

10/31, 9ish the circus rock band that started the whole thing – World Inferno at Warsaw, $25

10/31, 9 PM uneful, cinematic jazz trombonist John Yao‘s Tricieratops play the album release show for their new one at the old Nublu

10/31 ,9ish edgy, Romany and latin-spiced dance band Paprika at Branded Saloon

10/31, 9:30 PM purist CBs style female-fronted powerpopsters the Carvels NYC – a rare rock band with sax that’s actually good – and comedic, legenday SoCal first-wave punks the Dickies at Bowery Electric, $206

10/31, 9:30 PM torchy singer Jennifer Charles’ haunting, atmospheric, cinematic art-rock band Elysian Fields at the Sultan Room, $16

10/31, 10 PM best Halloween show of the year is at Starr Bar, 214 Starr St. in Bushwick where ex-Chicha Libre keyboard sorcerer Josh Camp’s wryly psychedelic cumbia/tropicalia/dub band Locobeach are playing the album release show for their new one, $10

10/31, 11 PM  brilliantly bluesy Certain General guitarslinger Phil Gammage at the  small room at the Rockwood

11/4,, 7:30 PM riveting, charismatic, intuitive pianist Karine Poghosyan plays works by Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $20 tix avail

11/6, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, TAK Ensemble play works by Ashkan Behzadi ,Erin Gee, Taylor Brook , Tyshawn Sorey and David Bird at the Miller Theatre, free

11/7 7:30 PM All-female Korean band The Tune combines shamanistic traditional music with art-rock at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/8, 8 PM the world’s darkest, slinkiest, most blackly funny crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy play the album release show for their danceably creepy new one Dear Trouble at the Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd St. in Gowanus with special guests Steven Bernstein on trumpet, Slavic Soul Party’s Peter Hess on saxes and Miramar’s Farfisa sorceress Marlysse Rose Simmons, $20

11/14, 7:30 PM the Attacca Quartet with Caroline Shaw (prexumably on vocals and violin) at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/15 7:30 PM conguero Edwin Bonilla leads his salsa dura band at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/21, 7:30 PM soca hall of famer Mighty Sparrow in a relatively intimate show, omg, at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/21, 8 PM Rena Anakwe “presents the third and final work of her 2019 residency with the premiere of Ogwu (the healing), an immersive purification ritual sculpted through a visual, sound, and scent bath inspired by the element of fire” at Issue Project Room, free

11/24, 5 PM violist Jessica Thompson (Daedalus Quartet) and pianist Andrea Lam (Claremont Trio),team up for works by Bach, Britten, Kurt Rohde, and Schumann at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave @ W 183rd St, A train or #1 train (to 181st St) or the M4 bus (to 183rd St), $15/$12 stud/sr

11/26, 7:30 PM Cuban pianist Dayramir González & Habana enTRANCé at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

12/10, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, badass harp virtuoso Bridget Kibbey plays works by Bach, Gershwin, Albeniz and Tschaikovsky at the Miller Theatre, free

Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for October and November 2018

Brand new calendar for November coming this Thursday – til then, 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! Next performances are 11/8 and 12/5 at 7 PM with special guest violinist Gregor Kitzis playing Mozart, email for details/address

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

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

Mondays in October, 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 October, 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.

Tuesdays in October, 9:30 PM Lizzie & the Makers  at Pete’s. Snarling twin-guitar psychedelic rockers steeped in oldschool backing one of the most powerful, riveting singers on the planet. DAMN, can this woman wail. We lost Aretha but we still have Lizzie. 

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

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

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

Fridays in October charmingly inscrutable Parisienne chanteuse Chloe & the French Heart Jazz Band at Club Bonafide, $20. 10/5 and 10/19 she’s here at 8; 10/12 and 10/26 at 5 PM

Free classical concerts on Saturdays at 4 PM in October 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 in  October, 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 in October, 7 PM pyrotechnic Balkan multi-reedman Greg Squared‘s Great (and ever-expanding) Circle followed at 9:30  by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

Sundays in October, 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.

10/1, 8 PM intense, soaring harmonium player/singer Elana Low – a more organic, trancey version of Marissa Nadler, maybe – at An Beal Bocht, 45 W 238th St in the Bronx. 10/2 at 8 she’s at Sidewalk and 10/30 at 8 at the Parkside 

10/1, 8 PM wildfire guitarist Brandon Seabrook’s Trio celebrates the release of their aptly titled debut album, Convulsionaries at Roulette, $18

10/1, 8:30 PM edgy alto saxophonist Caroline Davis leads a trio at Bar Chord

10/1, 9 PM brassy, spot-on Fela cover band Chop & Quench at the Knitting Factory, $20

10/1, 9:30 PM Dilemastronauta Y Los Sabrosos Cosmicos with members of M.A.K.U and Combo Chimbita play space cumbia at Barbes. They’re also at Wonders of Nature on 10/28 for $10

10/1, 9:30 PM innovative, catchy, kinetic Americana fiddler/singer Emerald Rae– who plays her axe like a mandolin – at Pete’s 

10/2, 7 PM a screening of the documentary film/cautionary tale Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse with Q&A afterward led by media critic/gadfly Mark Crispin Miller at 12 W 11th St, free

10/2, 7:30 PMbassist Max Johnson with  Maria Grand on Tenor Saxophone, and Flin Van Hemmen on drums followed by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party  at Barbes

10/2. 8/9;30 PM Melissa Stylianou (vocal stylist), Gene Bertoncini (guitar), Ike Sturm (bass) at Mezzrow, $20 at the bar

10/2, 8 PM Eli Keszler presents his first solo music in two years alongside video installations by Alan Segal. “The live percussion performance draws from the album’s collected city-space recordings, fragmenting these sounds through acute instrumental means. As a visual and auditory experience, Keszler creates resonant, melodic, and percussive textures that move massive expanses into the tactile dimension.” Feel it at the Kitchen, $20

10/2-6, 8:30 PM gamelanesque percussion innovator Susie Ibarra leads a series of ensembles at the Stone at the New School, $20. Choice pick: opening night with Mephista: Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Susie Ibarra (drumset, percussion)

10/2, 9 PM Crampsy ghoul-surf/noir garage band Twin Gunsat Coney Island Baby, $10

10/2, 9 PM sharply lyrical janglerock/Americana/soul songwriter Matt Keating and guitarist Steve Mayone’s catchy new powerpop project the Bastards of Fine Arts at 11th St. Bar

10/2. 10:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy leads his quintet at Smalls. He’s also here on  10/23

10/2 ,midnight enigmatically tuneful, psychedelically abstract rock band Gold Dime at Secret Project Robot

10/3, 1 PM witty postbop multi-instrumentalist Art Baron leads a trio with James Weidman and Yasushi Nakamura at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex

10/3, 1 PM violinist Max Tan leads an ensemble playing works by Bach, Brahms and Mozart at the Greene Space, free w/rsvp 

10/3, 6 PM Tibetan lutenist and guitarist Tendor and Tenzin Choeying at the  Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

10/3, 6:30 PM exhilarating, edgy, sardonic alto saxophonist Elijah Shiffer on saxophones with Nick Dunston on bass and Vincente Hanson on drums at the Bar Next Door. They’re also here on 10/17

10/3-6, 7:30 PM “guitarist and composer Oscar Peñas and his quartet combine piano, bass, and drums with a string quartet in his classical-jazz suite inspired by the 3,000-year-old Andalusian fishing tradition known as the almadraba. Borrowing sounds from Cuban and South American folk music, as well as from Peñas’ own Iberian heritage,” at BAM Fisher Theatre, $25

10/3, 7:30/9:30 PM powerhouse drummer and hauntingly lyrical pianist Allison Miller and Carmen Staaf’s Science Fair at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/3 8:30 PMthe perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile  at City Winery, $30 standing room avail. Anybody remember when you could see him every month at Arlene’s for free back in the 90s? 

10/3, 10 PM pyrotechnic clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski’s ferociously kinetic NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

10/4, 6:30 PM saxophonist Evan Rapport joins Shashmaqam for an evening of otherworldly, intensely crescendoing Bukharian Jewish epics. “Before the musical celebration begins, enjoy a spread of traditional Bukharian food and drink” at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, $25/$15 stud/srs

10/4, 7:30 PM firebrand Egyptian accordionist/songwriter Youssra El Hawary – best known for her hilarious revolutionary youtube hit Piss on the Wall – at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

10/4,  7;30/9:30 PM wildly popular lyrical pianist Jason Moran’s Freebird quintet reinvent Charlie Parker themes at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/4, 7:30 PM, repeating on 10/5 at 2 and 10/6 at 8, the NY Philharmonic play the world premiere of Louis Andriessen’s Agamemnon plus Stravinsky’s Symphony for Wind Instruments, Debussy’s La Mer, and Leila Josefowicz solos in Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail

10/4, 7:30 PM  pianist Lana Suran plays music by Haydn, Galina Ustvolskaya, Tchaikovsky, and Mozart at Scandinavia House, $15/$10 stud

10/4 8 PM pianist Gaya Feldheim Schorr  with Kat Lee followed by the highly improvisational Rhythm Method String Quartet playing little-known works by Florence Price, Amanda Maier-Röntgen, Amy Beach, and Elizabeth Maconchy, as well as a premiere of the Rhythm Method’s “Suffragette Songs,” which “reset song texts from the early 20th century women’s movement” at the Owl

10/4, 8 PM hypnotically explosive live bhangra dance band Red Baraat at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

10/4, 8 PM Sephardic pianist Renan Koen at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St., $20 

10/4, 8:30 PM hard-charging oldschool soul/funk/rock singer Bette Smith and band at Bar Lunatico

10/4, 9 PM serpentine, cinematic, epic art-rock band Book of Harmony and string metal band Stratospheerius at Shrine. This twinbill absolutely slayed at Gold Sounds last summer. 

10/4, 9 PM noirish crooner/guitarslinger Phil Gammage and his four-piece band at 11th St Bar

10/4, 10 PM awesomely slinky, psychedelic Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Anbessa Orchestra at Barbes

10/4, 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  10/9 at 7

10/5, 7 PM epic, cinematic Indian violin-fueled art-rock themes with Rini and her explosive band at the big room at the Rockwood, $10. Next door at the small room moodily lyrical, politically savvy Irish folk-rocker Niall Connolly plays at 9 with his band for free

10/5, 7/9 PM Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at City Winery, $20

10/5, 7:30 PM a doublebill with irrepressible drummer Vinnie Sperrazza as linchpin. The first half presents guitarist Sean Moran leading his catchy, edgy Sun Tiger trio with Vinnie and cellist Hank Roberts. The second half features a trio of Vinnie with the starry partners of soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome and pianist Angie Sanchez at Greenwich House Music School, $20/$16 stud/srs

10/5, 7:30 PM Rustlings – violinist Maya Bennardo and Leah Asher with flutist Anne Dearth – at Scholes St. Studios

10/5, 7:30 PM a high-voltage Puerto Rican country music dance party: Viento de Agua spinoff La Máquina Insular plays classic and new plenas, followed by all female bomba group Ausuba at the Hostos Community College auditorium, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, $20//$5 stud

10/5, 8 PM  catchy, slinky, psychedelic tropicalia and cumbia band Yotoco,high-voltage psychedelic cumbia/Afrobeat jamband MAKU Soundsystem and wild newschool Puerto Rican salsa dura big band Orquesta El Macabeo  at the Market Hotel, $25. More good bands in a single night than this venue has booked in ten years.

10/5, 8 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Flushing Town Hall, free w/rsvp. 10/13 at 7 they’re at Terra Blues for $20

10/5, 8 PM irrepressibly devious, lyrically hilarious multi-instrumentalist songwriter Walter Ego – who spans from darkly elegant art-rock to classic Britrock sounds – at Sidewalk

10/5, 8 PM unpredictably fun, funny psychedelic art-rock band the Academy Blues Project at Silvana. 10/11 at 10 they’re at the small room at the Rockwood

10/5, 7:30/9:30 PM Miles Okazaki and drummer  Damion Reid play selections from the guitarist’s interpretations of the complete works of Thelonious Monk at the Jazz Gallery, $25. 10/10 at 8:30 they’re at Bar Lunatico for the tip jar.

10/5, 8 PM in reverse order at the Jalopy: fiery, ambitious pan-slavic violinist/composer Iva Bittova, pastoral guitar instrumentalist Shane Parish,fearlessly haunting, dynamic, charismatic Romany/Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina with pyrotechnic accordionist Peter Stan, $12 adv tix rec

10/5, 9ish intense, charismatic oldschool soul belter Sami Stevens & trumpeter Bobby Spellman at the Owl.10/11 at 10 they’re at Trans-Pecos for $10

10/5, 9:30 PM catchy upbeat funky jazz – Adison Evans on saxophone with Kyle Koehler on organ and Robert Giaquinto on drums at the Bar Next Door, $12

10/5, 10 PM high-voltage Neapolitan tarantella string band Newpoli play the abum release show for their new one at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

10/5, 10 PM busker legends the Xylopholks in their furry suits at Barbes

10/5, 10 PM sweaty gutter blues road warriors King Khan & the Shrines at the Knitting Factory, $20

10/5, 10:30 PM roaring 20s hot jazz with Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers  at St. Mazie’s

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

10/5, 10:30 PM New Orleans-inspired blue-eyed soul stompers Mighty Fine followed by hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes at Hank’s, $8

10/6, noon a high-voltage Puerto Rican country music dance triplebill: Plena de la R, La Raiz and Bombalya at the Hostos Community College auditorium, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, $20//$5 stud$15/$5 stud

10/6, 6 PM atmospheric, cinematic drummer/composer Tim Kuhl – sort of a more straightforwardly trippy version of John Hollenbeck – at Pete’s

10/6, 7 PM the godfather of powerpop, the ageless Paul Collins followed by ferocious Balkan string band A Hawk & a Hacksaw at Elsewhere, $14. Then Collins jumps into a cab and runs over to Alphaville where he’s playing at 10 PM for $10

10/6, 7:30 PM Indian carnatic violinist L. Shankar with tabla player Abhijit Banerjee and percussionist Chris Garcia at the Schimmel Center at Pace University on Spruce St. in the financial district, $30 tix avail

10/6, 8 PM psychedelic 7os style salsa dura band La Mecanica Popular at Union Pool, sugg don, “no one turned away”

10/6, 8 PM powerhouse singer/pianist Goldee Greene – equally adept at opera and deep blues – and trancey African percussionist/singer Kevin Nathaniel at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away.” 

10/6, 8 PM Capella Peregrina, who utilize “rare instruments in “classical music” such as didgeridoo, crystal bowls, derbake, theremin” play a program TBA at the DiMenna Center, free 

10/6, 8 PM playfully lyrical, fearlessly political superduo Kill Henry Sugar – guitar/banjo mastermind Erik Della Penna and drummer Dean Sharenow – followed at 10 by epic ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

10/6, 10 PM newschool roots reggae tour warriors Iration at the Nokia Theatre, $25 tix avail 

10/6 Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 PM with exotic vibraphone-driven surf band the Vibro-jets, jangly New York original surf rock cult heroes the Supertones at 10, at 11 the loudly soulful Bali Lamas (authors of the immortal Tiki Torture) and at midnight-ish majestic, darkly cinematic surf band the TarantinosNYC. The Vibro-Jets are also at Troost on 10/19 at 8ish

10/6, 9 PM percussionist Alessandra Belloni‘s rustically witchy tarantella band  at Mehanata, $10. 10/23, 7:30 PM they’re at at the Bernie Wohl Ctr, 647 Columbus Ave (91& 92ndSt) for twice that.

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

10/6, 9 PM brooding, pensively anthemic original Irish folk-rockers the Winter Court at Desmond’s 

10/6 9:30 PM fiery, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene and their acoustic alter ego cover band Sad Bastards of Brooklyn at Hill Country

10/6, 10 PM sizzling electric bluegrass and C&W with Demolition String Band at Skinny Dennis

10/6, 11 PM anthemic lit-rocker Dalton Deschain  followed by sardonically catchy powerpop/janglerockers the Hell Yeah Babies at Footlight Bar

10/6. 11 PM funny, explosive oldschool style punk rockers the Live Ones at Hank’s, $8

10/7, 3 PM Sephardic pianist Renan Koen followed at 5 by bassist/ Stravinsky reinventor Adam Maalouf and at 8 by the amazing, haunting, otherworldly NY Andalus Ensemble – who play ancient Middle Eastern and North African Jewish sounds from as far back as a thousand years ago  – at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St., $20 

10/7, 3 PM Canadian Serbian pianist Viktor Lazarov plays Balkan piano music from the 1920s to today by Josip Slavenski, Ana Sokolović, Mokranjac, Lazarov Pashu and Maksimović at Spectrum, $15

10/7, 3 PM coy all-female torch song choir Cabaret Sauvignon, Flying South Trio playing latin jazz and Changing Modes – NYC’s funnest, most unpredictable, sharply lyrical new wave art-rock band –  with special guests Sawa Tamezane, baritone saxophone; and Steven Dworkin, cello as part of this year’s Jersey City studio tour at the Eonta Space, 34 Dekalb Ave in Jersey City, about a 10 minute walk from the Journal Square Path station

10/7, 4 PM, popular indie classical orchestra the Knights  at Brooklyn Public Library are sold out

10/7, 4:30 PM rapturously eclectic jazz chanteuse Marianne Solivan leads a quartet at Smalls

10/7, 7:30 PM the reliably exciting Queensboro Symphony Orchestra play  kick off their season with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, the auspicious world premiere of Symphony No.1 “Dance of Life” by Paul Joseph and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, sug don

10/7, 7:30 PM perennially tuneful, pensively lyrical Americana janglerocker Mike Ferrio of Tandy and Good Luck Mountain at 11th St. Bar 

10/7, 8 PM low reedman Ken Thomson and ensemble play new works for bass clarinet and string quartet at Roulette, $18 adv tix rc

10/7, 10 PM Sofia Wolfson – who does catchy psych-pop as well as retro 60s blue eyed soul  – at the small room at the Rockwood

10/8, 4 PM graceful ladino singer Lara Bello, at 6 PM Sephardic pianist Renan Koen and at 8 a duo version of slinky Middle Eastern dance jamband Yemen Blues at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St., $20 

10/8, 7:30/9 PM the  Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble’s Monk Dreams, Hallucinations and Nightmares – a mashup of classic creepy Monk themes with Carlberg’s own noir compositions – at Dizzy’s Club, expensive $35 but worth it

10/8. 8 PM the album release show for unstoppably edgy, deservedly iconic, witty downtown guitarist Marc Ribot’s Songs of Resistance at the Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tgix rec

10/8, 8:30 PM one of New York’s most eclectic, interesting oudists, Brian Prunka with his group Nashaz  at Bar Lunatico

10/8. 9 PM fiery, deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band at Skinny Dennis

10/8, 9ish improvisational trombone icon Steve Swell lwith Robert Boston – elec.piano; Thomas Helton – bass; Michael Evans – drums at the old Nublu

10/8. 9:30 PM the NYC Gaita Club – a Bulla en el Barrio spinoff – play rustically pounding Afro-Colombian trance-dance music at Barbes

10/9, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, rustic Brazilian jungle guitar-and-accordion sounds with Regional de NY at the Miller Theatre, free

10/9 7:30 PM the Manhattan Chamber Players perform quintets and octets by Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Mahler at the Baruch College auditorium, $21/stud free

10/9, 7:30 PM protean ten-piece choir Choral Chameleon sing works by  Mateo Fletxa el Viejo, Josquin des Prez, the Beatles and others at St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, $25

10/9, 8 PM, presumably in reverse order: Brooklyn’s original punk Balkan horn group Hungry March Band,  Haitian brass group Plezi Rara, the L Train Brass Band (who won’t be able to get home after the show, presumably), Brazilian brass street band Unidos Do Swing, New Orleans crew New Creations Brass and iconic drummer/gong master Kenny Wollesen & Wollesonic at the Market Hotel, $5. New Creations are at the Apollo at 7 the following night, 10/10 at 7 opening for Amateur Night there, no joke. 

10/9-13, 8:30 PM hauntingly innovative cellist Erik Friedlander leads a series of ensembles at the Stone at the New School, $20. Choice pick: 10/11 with Notorious feat. Sara Shoenbeck (bassoon) Sara Serpa, (vox) Curtis Hasselbring, (guitar, trombone)

10/9, 9 PM wickedly torchy noir songwriter Julia Haltigan and her killer band on her old home turf at 11th St Bar

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

10/9. 10 PM ageless CB’s era funk-punk/postrockers the Bush Tetras at Elsewhere, $17

10/9, 10 PM NYC’s zeros-era answer to the Zombies, Sam Kogon at Secret Project Robot, $7

10/10, 1 PM vintage 30s style swing with the John Eckert Nine at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex

10/10, 6 PM innovative, terse, delta blues-inspired guitarist Ross Hammond with the estimable Sameer Gupta on tabla at the  Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

10/10, 7/9:30 PM classy, cinematic NZ jazz pianist Alan Broadbent  leads a trio at Birdland, $20 at the bar. 10/15 at 8 he’s at Mezzrow for five bucks more.

10/10, 7:30 PM, repeating on 10/12 at 11 AM (in the morning) and 10/13 at 8  the NY Philharmonic play Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with  piano superstar Garrick Ohlsson plus Louis Andriessen’s new Tao and Sibelus’ Symphony No. 2 at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail

10/10, 7:30/9:30 PM ambitious, tuneful trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson leads a sextet at the Jazz Gallery, $15. They’re at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem the following night, 10/11 at 7 for five bucks less

10/10, 8 PM ubiquitously terse, interesting drummer Tomas Fujiwarapresents his newest project, 7 Poets Trio, featuring vibist Patricia Brennan and cellist Tomeka Reid at Roulette, $18 adv tix rec

10/10, 9:15 PMaccordion genius Shoko Nagai leads a quartet with Maryanne de Prophetis, Ron Horton, Dean Johnson at Happy Lucky No. 1 Gallery

10/10, 10 PM Fuck You Tammy play amazingly spot-on recreations of themes from Twin Peaks and David Lynch films at LIC Bar. 10/27 at 11 they’re at Elsewhere for $12.

10/11, 6 PM Brazilian brass street band Unidos Do Swing, New Orleans crew New Creations Brass on the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall, Jersey City. 

10/11, 7 PM presumably those two acts are going to march to WFMU’s Monty Hall, where they’ll be joined by the L Train Brass Band (who still won’t be able to get home after the show, presumably), slinky maracatu/New Orleans/surf rock mashup crew  Nation Beat andsinger Carolina Oliveros’ mighty 13-piece Afro-Colombian trance/dance choir Bulla en el Barrio for $10. The Bullerengue crew are also at Barbes at around 10 on 10/29.

10/11, 7 PM singer/dancer Nora Chipaumire’s #PUNK 100% POP*NIGGA, a triptych “conceived of as a live performance album inspired by her formative years in Zimbabwe during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. Each section explores distinct sonic ideologies—punk, pop, and Congolese rumba—confronted and celebrated through the artists Patti Smith, Grace Jones, and Congolese vocal performer and animator (atalaku) Rit Nzele,” at the Kitchen, $25

10/11. 7:30 PM epic, original, intense original Balkan monsters Raya Brass Band at Symphony Space, $30/$20 for 30 and under

10/11, 7:30 PM reedman McCoy Mrubata and pianist Paul Hanmer lead an all South African jazz quintet at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

10/11, 8 PM irrepressibly charismatic oldtimey trombonist/uke player J. Walter Hawkes and band followed at 10 by Cumbiagra – who’ve been going in a much more psychedelic direction lately-  at Barbes

10/11, 8 PM uneasily jangly Americana rocker Erika Blinn and band followed by drivingly lyrical Steve Earle-ish songwriter Kasey Anderson and wickedly catchy Americana/paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass at Hank’s, $10. Girls on Grass are also at the big room at the Rockwood on 10/21 at 7 for the same price 

10/11, 8 PM cantorially-inspired avant garde singer/multi-instrumentalist Judith Berkson in her Liederkreis persona and reedman/multi-instrumentalist Oscar Noriega at Arete Gallery

10/11, 8/9:30 PM newschool improvisation, oldschool beats: saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, pianist Marc Cary & bassist Peter Washington at Mezzrow $20

10/11, 8:30 PM snarling, careening psychedelic Americana band the Black Lillies at City Winery, $20

10/11, 8:30 PM state-of-the-art postbop guitarist Will Bernardleads a killer quartet with Brian Charette on organ and John Ellis on soprano sax this time at Smalls

 10/11, 8:30  PM Payton MacDonald and Ina Filip explore the Naad Yoga of Dhrupad, a 700-year-old tradition of North Indian Hindustani music on tabla and sitar at the Brooklyn Raga Massive’s weekly jam at the Jalopy, $15

10/11, 8:30 PM Inflame mash up classical Indian ragas and flamenco at Bar Lunatico

10/11, 9 PM creepy Laurel Canyon art-rock/psych-folk/dark Americana band Quicksilver Daydream followed eventually at 11 by  cinematic noir Americana with Nathan Xander at Union Pool, $12

10/11, 10 PM one-man gutter blues band Mark Sultan at Berlin, $10

10/11, 11 PM jangly, quirky, anthemic Asheville highway rock band the Moon & You at the small room at the Rockwood 

10/11, 11 PM Driftwood Soldier – who play sardonic gothic Americana on bass and mandolin  – at Pete’s 

10/11, the global 25-member cast of the Onebeat socially conscious music collective at the Bronx Museum. 10/12 they’re at the Queens Museum 

10/12, 1 PM rising star Chelsea Chen plays a program TBA on the organ at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown

10/12, 6/7 PM Zacbe Pichardo of the Sones de Mexico Ensemble plays the harpa jarocha on the Vélez Blanco Patio at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

10/12, 7 PM sitarist Ikhlaq Hussain at the Rubin Museum of Art, $28

10/12, 7:30 PM the best latin jazz guitarist ever to play big league ball, Bernie Williams and His All-Star Band at the Schimmel Center at Pace University $30 adv tix rec

10/12, 8 PM a killer twinbill at City Winery: the self-explanatory Hillfolk Noir and bewitching noir Americana chanteuse Eilen Jewell and her amazing band , $20 standing room avail

10/12, 8 PM darkly psychedelic circus punks Yula & the Extended Family at Coney Island Baby, $12

10/12 8 PM eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts followed at 10 by psychedelic salsa bandleader Zemog El Galle Bueno at Barbes

10/12. 8 PM eclectic, refreshing female-fronted newgrass band the Chatham Rabbits followed by Steamboat – who mash up bluegrass and trad Britfolk – at the Jalopy, $10  

10/12, 8:30 PM edgy tenor sax improviser Catherine Sikora solo on tenor sax and then in a duo set with violinist Mazz Swift at I-Beam, $15

10/12, 9 PM psychedelic janglerock guitar icon Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express at the Bell House, $20

 10/12, 9 PM pianist Lior Willinger plays socially-conscious world premieres by David Smooke, Natalie Draper, Judah Adashi, Ledah Finck, Wendel Patrick, Frances Pollock, Ari Sussman, Shelley Washington, and Zhangyi Chen at Spectrum, $15

10/12, 11 PM cult favorite gutter blues/jangle-psych duo Mr. Airplane Man at Hank’s, $10

10/13, 2:30ish sardonically catchy powerpop/janglerockers the Hell Yeah Babies, long-running, wickedly jangly, tuneful Americana rockers the Sloe Guns in Tompkins Square Park and Giftshop – the missing link between Blondie and the Distillers – at Tompkins Square Park

10/13, 3 PM iconic second-wave Afrobeat band Antibalas on the plaza at 300 Ashland Pl next door to BAM, free

10/13, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) –reinvent classic and obscure Satie chamber pieces as well as rare compositions by his obscure contemporaries, followed at 6 by dark cabaret legend  Sanda Weigl, at 8 by eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leading his Tango Quartet, and at 10 by accordionist/sitarist Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood/cumbia/psychedelic rock band Bombay Rickey at Barbes

10/13, 7 PM night one of this year’s amazing, free Momenta Festival featuring the Momenta Quartet playing works by Anna Clyne, Cristobal Halffter, Villa-Lobos and Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 130 at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St

10/13, 7 PM hypnotic carnatic stringh music: Pallab Bandyopadhyay – violin; Mandakini Swain –  vocals; Amod Dandavate  – tabla at the Chhandayan Center for Indian Music  $20

10/13. 7:30 PM the debut of the En Root Chamber Ensemble championing the works of black and latino classical composers at the DiMenna Center, free

10/13. 7:30 PM Russian Renaissance play short works by Piazzolla, Schnittke, Prokofiev, Ellington and many others at Irving HS Auditorium, 17th St/Irving Pl, $16

 10/13, 7:30 PM adventurous literarily-inspired pianist Inna Faliks plays works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Mozart at Symphony Space, $15/$10 stud/srs

10/13, 7:30 PM catchy psych-pop road warriors the Essex Green at FM Jersey City, $15

10/13, 7:30 PM pianist Angie Zhang plays a program TBA at Greenwich House Music School, free

10/13 8 PM a politically-aware twinbill: jazz poet Dilson Hernandez and populist folksinger Ben Grosscup at the People’s Voice Cafe, sugg don, $20, “more if you choose; less if you can’t; no one turned away.” 

10/13, 8 PM the world’s most popular renaissance vocal ensemble, Stile Antico  sing English Elizabethan choral works by Byrd, Tallis, Lassus and innumerable others at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, $30 seats avail

10/13, 8 PM pianist Sin-Jeong Cho and the NJ Symphony Orchestra play Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Ligeti’s Romanian Overture and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 at NJPAC in Newark, $20 tix avail

10/13, 8 PM edgy lefty lead guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band  at Silvana

10/13. 8 PM Scottish fiddler/songwriter Hannah Read followed by the more klezmer/Balkan-inspired Lily Henley at the Owl

10/13, 8 PM the global 25-member cast of the Onebeat socially conscious music collective at Murmur Ballroom, 17 Eastern Pkwy, Crown Heights, $15

10/13, 8 PM Unheard Of Ensemble play works by women composers  including Eleanor Aversa’s monumental Victory at Arnot and Marilyn Bliss’ Under the Azure Sky, as well as Flannery Cunningham’s Say-So with guests Amber Evans, soprano, and Francesca Ferrara, flute at Arete Gallery $15/$10 stud/srs 

10/13. 8:30 PM gonzo postbop pianist Dred Scottplays the album release show for his new solo record at the third stage at the Rockwood, $12

10/13. 9 PM intense female-fronted psychedelic groove/funk band Imunuri at Bar Chord. 10/14 at 9 they’re at the big room at the Rockwood

10/13-14, 10:30 PM perennially edgy tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake leads a quartet at Smalls

10/13 the Detroit Cobras at Hank’s are sold out. Imagine that.

10/14, 2 PM Lotus Studios’ 3rd Annual World Dance Festival: Dancing Across Cultural Borders, featuring Indian classical styles including Bharata Natyam, Kathak, Chinese opera dances and West African drumming at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, 248 W 60th St., $25/$20 stud

10/14, 3 PM composer Svjetlana Bukvich presents an intimate electroacoustic set with Jimi Zhivago on electric guitar, Marija Ilic on piano, and herself on synthesizers, esploring themes of empathy, love, convergence and freedom at Spectrum, $15

 10/14, 3 PM Juilliard’s AXIOM new music ensemble plays Andriessen’s De Staat paired with Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks and Knussen’s Two Organa at Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theatre on 65th St., free tix req

10/14. 3 PM violinist Monica Davis leads a string quartet playing works by Haydn, Schubert and Marchettini at Concerts on the Slope, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place downhill from 7th Ave, sugg don

10/14, 4 PM tango violinist Machiko Ozawa with Argentinian pianist Pablo Cafici at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes. free w/rsvp 

10/14, 6 PM ferociously panstylistic guitarist Juancho Herrera followed by catchy acoustic Americana band Party of the Sun at the small room at the Rockwood 

10/14, 7 PM live vodou music by Fanmi Asoto at  Pioneer Works, free

10/14, 7:30 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Barber – Overture to The School for Scandal, and Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Schubert – Symphony No. 9, “The Great” at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St (2/3rd Aves), $20

10/14, 8 PM high-energy retro soul/Americana band the California Honeydrops at Bowery Ballroom, $22

10/14-16, 8 PM playful avant garde vocal icon Meredith Monk’s vocal ensemble perform her Cellular Songs at the poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec

10/14, 9 PM growly, psychedelic, populist Americana songwriter Jeffrey Foucault at City Winery, $22 standing room avail

10/14 9:30 PM a rare NYC show by amazing genre-smashing klezmer/Pakistani ensemble Sandaraa with vocalist Zeb Bangash and composer/clarinetist Michael Winograd at Joe’s Pub, $15

10/15, half past noon the Bessarabian Chamber Klezmer Ensemble at Central Synagogue, $18 includes lunch

10/15, 7 PM night two of this year’s amazing Momenta Festival featuring the Momenta Quartet playing oceanic and heartbreak-themed works by their excellent violist Stephanie Griffin plus Carl Bettendorf, Alba Potes, Guy Barash and Wagner at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave

10/15, 7:30 PM the NY New Music Ensemble play chamber works by Wang Lu, Clara Iannotta, John Zorn, Chen Yi, and Luca Francesconi at 87 Eldridge St., $20/$10 stud

10/15, 9 PM legendary dual-reedman George Braith – who can play two saxes at once better than most guys can play one – leading his quartet at the Fat Cat

10/15, 9:30 PM ex-Chicha Libre keyboard sorcerer Josh Camp’s wryly psychedelic cumbia/tropicalia/dub band Locobeach at Barbes

10/16, 7:30/9:30 PM darkly sweeping, cinematic singer/composer Jihye Lee with pianist Kevin Hays play her intimate noir themes at the Jazz Gallery, $25

10/16, 8 PM catchy, restless female-fronted Americana/newgrass anthem band Kaylor Otwell & the Tin Cans at the small room at the Rockwood

10/16, 8:30/11 PM and then 10/19-22 iconic bassist Ron Carter’s Big Band at Birdland, $30 at the bar. 10/23-27 he’s here with a quintet and then 10/30-31 with a trio, same time/price. Maybe in November he’ll be here all by himself since all the musicians seem to be leaving one by one…

10/16, 7 PM violinist Sharon Steigerwald plays Anna Heflin’s solo Through the Looking Glass i.e. the scene with talking flowers. “The immersive spatial elements in Heflin’s piece are mirrored in both Berio’s Sequenza VIII for Violin and Bach’s Chaconne from the D minor Partita, where the use of space represents the passage of time,” Followed at 9 (separate $15 adm) by a wild choir of Gelsey Bell, Amirtha Kidambi, Anais Marviel, and Megan Schubert at Arete Gallery

10/16, 7 PM the Burnt Ends – Kyle Wilson – tenor sax, Kenny Warren – trumpet, Charlotte Greve – alto sax, Chris Parker – guitar, Danny Fox – piano, Noah Garabedian – bass, Sean Mullins – drums.- play horn arrangements of classic honkytonk followed by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

10/16, 9:30 PM Lizzie & the Makers  – snarling twin-guitar psychedelic rockers steeped in oldschool backing one of the most powerful, riveting singers on the planet. DAMN, can this woman wail. Followed by creepy/funny circus rock singer Dr Gasp and band at Pete’s 

10/17, 7 PM the Desdemona string quartet play string trios and quartets by Susanna Hancock, Maria Kaoutzani, Finola Merivale, Emma O’ Halloran, Gemma Peacocke and Shelley Washington at Spectrum, $15

10/17, 7 PM jangly, spiky, guitarishly brilliant Afrobeat band Timbila at Barbes

10/17, 7 PM the Trouble Notes – who play catchy, anthemic, propulsive instrumentals with violin, bass and drums – at the big room at the Rockwood, $15

10/17, 7 PM night three of this year’s amazing, free Momenta Festival featuring the Momenta Quartet playing works by Robert Sierra, Jean Martinon, Ann Southam, Kaija Saariaho and a solo violin piece by Nicola Matteis the Younger at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave

10/17, 8 PM brilliantly improvisational pianist Mara Rosenbloom‘s FLYWAYS with bassist Adam Lane and singer/percussionist Anais Maviel  at I-Beam, $15

10/17, 7:30/9:30 PM the amazing, darkly pan-latin Juan Andrés Ospina Big Band with Carolina Calvache on piano and singers Lucia Pulido and Sofia Ribeiro at Dizzy’s Club, expensive, $35 but worth it

10/17, 8 PM reliably edgy avant garde pianist Lisa Moore plays works by Philip Glass plus Julián De La Chica’s Preludes Op. 8 (For piano and synthesizer) at the DiMenna Center, $25

10/18, 7 PM the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society unearth rarely performed macabre songs by Schubert, Liszt, Debussy, Duparc, Loewe, Mussorgsky, Humperdinck at the reputedly haunted Merchants House Museum, 29 East 4th St, $30 adv tix very highly rec, this usually sells out

10/18, 7:30 PM coyly bouncy Europolitan swing with Avalon Jazz Band at Symphony Space, $30/$20 for 30 and under

10/18, 7:30 PM BRIC JazzFest Marathon Night 1 with – in reverse order – Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Lakecia Benjamin & SoulSquad, Madison McFerrin, JD Allen, Melanie Charles & Make Jazz Trill Again, and the Yotam Ben-Or Quartet.at Bric Arts, $30 adv tix req

10/18, 8 PM In what may be the first-ever combination of voice, period wind instruments, and saxophones, poet Katie Ford’s The Anchoress – a haunting portrait of a medieval divination tradition – performed by soprano Hyunah Yu;, early music ensemble Piffaro, the Renaissance Band; and the PRISM Sax Quartet at the DiMenna Center, $22

10/18, 8 PM intense Balkan chanteuse Jenny Luna‘s haunting, traditional Turkish band Dolunay  at the Owl. 10/25, same time they’re at Barbes followed at 10 by drummer Arthur Vint & Associates reinventing classic Morricone spaghetti western soundtracks

10/18, 8:30 PM the world’s creepiest crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy at Bar Lunatico

10/16-18, 8:30/10:30 PM lyrical jazz piano icon Fred Hersch with Anat Cohen on clarinet at the Vanguard. 10/19-21 he’s here with Esperanza Spalding on vocals

10/18, 8:30 PM Wormburner – who were once Hoboken’s answer to the Jam – at 11th St Bar

10/18, 9 PM early alt-country wildman Zane Campbell followed by sizzling electric bluegrass and C&W with Demolition String Band at Hank’s, $10

10/18, 10:30 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

10/19, 7 PM concluding night  of this year’s amazing, free Momenta Festivalfeaturing the Momenta Quartet playing Bartok’s sinister String Quartet No. 4, Alvin Singleton’s Glory Bound and George Enescu’s Octet for Strings, Op. 7 at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St

10/19, 7:30 PM BRIC JazzFest Marathon Night 2 with – in reverse order – Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Keyon Harrold, The Jazz Passengers, Xenia Rubinos, Camila Meza, Michael Sarian & The Chabones, and Yasser Tejeda & Palotré.at Bric Arts, $30 adv tix req

10/19, 7:30 PM trombonist Doug Beavers’ salsa dura band Titanes del Trombone at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

10/19, 8 PM the Departure Duo – soprano Nina Guo and bassist Edward Kass – play works by David Smooke, John Aylward, John Kennedy, Emily Koh, Alex Jang and Sarah Gibson at Scholes St. Studios 

10/19, 8 PM Ecuadorian marimba and Andean woodwind music with Inkay & Rio Mira at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 srs, under 19 free

10/19, 8 PM rustic Brazilian jungle guitar-and-accordion sounds with Regional de NY followed at 10 by feral Chicago Balkan brass band Black Bear Combo at Barbes 

10/19, 8 PM Patricia Santos and Tara Hanish’s amazing, intense, soul-infused cello-rock/cello-metal duo the Whiskey Girls,  followed eventually at 10 by noirish crooner/guitarslinger Phil Gammage and his four-piece band at the Way Station

10/19, 8:30 PM Antibalas spinoff Armo play Afrobeat at Bar Lunatico 

10/19, 9 PM plaintive Yorkshire/Appalachian singer Jan Bell – whose gloomy chronicles of Brooklyn gentrification really nail it – followed by pensively kinetic newgrass band Ordinary Elephant at the Jalopy, $15 

10/19, 10 PM hilarious, politically astute girlpunks the 50 Ft. Furies at Hank’s, $8

10/19, 9 PM intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Bar Chord

10/19, 10 PM psychedelic funk/Afrobeat jammers the People’s Champs at C’Mon Everybody, $10

10/19, 11 PM the darkly eclectic, enigmatic Lorraine Leckie  – equally adept at Slavic and Americana noir – at Sidewalk

10/20. 1/3:30 PM “a hilarious Halloween musical romp with the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra featuring live actors, video, and music by Bach, Mussorgsky, Dvořák, and more. Discover what happens when a surprise guest visits the Moldymort Mansion,” at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $20/$10 under 18, rec. for ages 4-up

 10/20, 7 PM Katie Curley – frontwoman of honkytonk band the Bourbon Express – plays original, whiskey-infused Americana-influenced art-songs on her original axe, concert harp, at Pangea, $20

10/20,. 7:30 PM Souren Baronian at Michiko Studios, $20

10/20, 7:30 PM timeless, haunting, playful octogenarian Armenian jazz sage and multi-reedman Souren Baronian’s Taksim at Michiko Studios, 149 W 46th St., $20

10/20-21, 7:30/9:30 PM postbop sax cult hero Steve Coleman & Five Elements at the Jazz Gallery, $25

10/20, 7:30 PM BRIC JazzFest Marathon Night 3 with – in reverse order – Terence Blanchard ft. the E-Collective, Brownout Presents: Fear of a Brown Planet ft. Third Root (Black Sabbath covers, go figure, they’re great), Deva Mahal, coma-inducing corporate singer Kat Edmonson, Arnetta Johnson & SUNNY, Resident Alien ft. Ali Sethi & Sunny Jain, and Noa Fort at Bric Arts, $30 adv tix req

10/20, 8 PM klezmer-jazz piano icon Anthony Coleman solo at Scholes St. Studios

10/20, 8 PM Aaron Burnett plays solo electroacoustic sax followed by a duo set by pyrotechnic jazz improv trumpeter Peter Evans and percussionist Levy Lorenzo at Jack, $20

10/20, 8 PM the Latin American Chamber Ensemble with Alheli Pimienta – flute –Angela Santiago – bassoon play a program TBA at the DiMenna Center, $20, snacks included 

10/20, 8 PM violinist Itamar Zorman and pianist Kwan Yi play works by Dvorak, Kreisler, Brahms and others at Irving Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $16

10/20, 8 PM this era’s arguably best jazz pianist, Vijay Iyer leads his sextet at the Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail

10/20, 9 PM a rare reunion of hard honkytonk band the Dixons – who ruled this place 12 or so years ago – at Union Pool, $10

10/20, 10 PM catchy, slinky, psychedelic tropicalia and cumbia band Yotoco at Barbes

10/21, 2 PM purist postbop tenor saxophonist Alexa Tarantino and her quartet at Flushing Town Hall, free

10/21, 3 PM the Zhang-Asher-Min Trio play music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Philip Glass, and Felix Mendelssohn at the 92nd St. Y, free

10/21, 7 PM thigh voltage skiffle/Americana band the Salt Cracker Crazies a LIC Bar

10/21, 8 PM edgy alto saxophonist Caroline Davis leads a quartet with Julian Shore – piano; Chris Tordini – bass; Allan Mednard – drums followed by JOBS: Max Jaffe – drums, electronics, voice; Jessica Pavone – viola, electronics, voice; David Scanlon – guitar, electronics, voice at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $20

10/21, 8 PM pyrotechnic jazz improv trumpeter Peter Evans plays solo, then with Being & Becoming with vibeman Joel Ross, basslst Nick Jozwiak and drummer Savannah Grace Harris + special guest David Byrd-Marrow (french horn) at Jack, $20

10/21, 9:30 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot at Pete’s

10/22, half past noon violinist Brian Bak and a septet play works by Tower, Beethoven and Ke-Chia Chen at the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection, 59 E Second St

10/22, 7 PM the world’s creepiest crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy  at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

10/22, 8 PM energetic delta blues/Romany swing guitarist Felix Slim followed by wildly theatrical, creepy circus rock band Orphan Jane at LIC Bar

10/22, 8:30 PM amazing classical accordionist Hanzhi Wang with he Zorá String Quartet play works by Bach, Gubaidulina, Moszkowski, Piazzolla and Martin Lohse and at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $10 tix avail

10/22, 10:30 PM intense alto saxophonist Lucas Pino’s twin-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls

 10/23, 7 PM brilliant steel guitarist and Thelonious Monk reinventor Mike Neer and quartet followed by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

10/23, 7 PM New York’s most charismatic, darkly compelling lyrical songwriter/storyteller/keyboard genius Rachelle Garniez at Pangea

10/23, 7:30/9:30 PM haunting French-Tunisian saxophonist Yacine Boulares’ Abu Sadiya trio at the Jazz Gallery, $15

10/23, 7:30 PM pianist Sugar Vendil’s Islander music and movement suite scored for various keyboards, sarunay, and electronics, examining the grim aftereffects of imperialism from a Filipina perspective, performed by Vendil and pianists Melinda Faylor and Mary Prescott, and weaver Cynthia Alberto of Weaving Hand at Dixon Place, $12 adv tix rec 

10/23, 8 PM erudite, purist torchy cosmopolitan jazz chanteuse Svetlana & the Delancey 5 at Mezzrow, $20

10/23. 8 PM enveloping avant garde guitar quartet Dither at Wonders of Nature, $10

10/23, 8 PM andPlay, featuring Maya Bennardo on violin and Hannah Levinson on viola, perform “Translucent Harmonies,” two pieces by Catherine Lamb and Kristofer Svensson at Scandinavia House, $15

10/23, 8 PM Theatre C and arts advocacy organization LiC-A with lit-rockers the Bushwick Book Club explore the connection between George Orwell’s Animal Farm and the upcoming midterm elections, at Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, $5 

 10/23-27, 8:30 PM cutting-edge, eclectic cellist Okkyung Lee leads a series of ensembles at the Stone at the New School, $20. Choice pick: 10/26 with Mary Halvorson (guitar) María Grand (saxophones)

10/23, 9 PM slashing guitarist Steve Antonakos plays slide guitar blues with his band at Bar Chord

10/23, 11:30 PM rising star singer/pianist and Christian McBride protegee Kelly Green leads a trio at Dizzy’s Club, $5

10/24, 7 PM indie classical group Metropolis Ensemble play premieres from Jenny Beck, Elliot Cole, and a new Michael Oesterle trio premiered by Metropolis artists: Katie Hyun (violin), Jordan Dodson (guitar), and Gabriel Cabezas (cello), plus works by H.I.F. Biber,David Ludwig, and Dai Fujikura, at 1 Rivington St., 2nd Fl., $20/$10 stud, reception to follow

10/24, 8:30 PM dark, sardonic, brilliantly tuneful jazz pianist Danny Fox and his Trioat Bar Lunatico

10/24, 8;30 PM haunting flamenco/Sicilian folk chanteuse Julia Patinella at the third stage at the Rockwood, $12

10/24. 8:30 PMthis era’s most interesting voice in retro Britrock and glam-inspired art-rock, Edward Rogers and Stephen Butler followed by this era’s greatest, most epic twelve-string guitarist, Marty Willson-Piper at City Winery, $18 standing room avail

10/25, 7 PM kinetic klezmer/cumbia/cinematic jamband Isle of Klezbos with special guest singer/guitarist Natalia Zukerman at Joe’s Pub, $20

10/25. 7:30 PM Afro-Colombian trance-folk/rap band Kombilesa Mi (Palenquero for My Friends) at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

10/25, 7:30 PM pianist Per Tengstrand and chamber ensemble Opus 21 play works by Beethoven, Mozart and Part at Scandinavia House, $25

10/25, 7:30 PM , repeating on 10/26 at 2 PM and 10/27 at 8 the NY Philharmonic play Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with soloist Gil Shaham and Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail

10/25, 7:30 PM brilliant, historically spot-on oldtime blues guitar/banjo/piano genius Jerron Blind Boy Paxton  at Symphony Space, $30/$20 for 30 and under

10/25, 8 PM klezmer/Balkan trumpet hero Frank London leads a band TBA at Russ & Daughters Cafe, free

10/25, 8;30 PM powerful Indian carnatic crooner Aditya Prakash and band at the Jalopy, $15

10/25, 9 PM haunting, intense ,soulful folk noir songwriter Holly Miranda – who’s as good on Telecaster as she is on piano at City Winery, $12 gen adm

10/25, 9 PM charismatic, politically fearless, historically-inspired oldtime country blues duo Piedmont Bluz at Silvana

10/25, 9 PM sardonic first-wave Cali punks the Dickies play Stukas Over Disneyland (a pretty short album) plus the hits at Bowery Electric, $20 adv tix rec

10/25, 8:30 PM epically lyrical alto saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum & Sparkler at Bar Lunatico

10/26, 1 PM rising star organist Janet Yieh plays a program TBA at St. Paul’s Chapel downtown

10/26, 5:30/6:30 PM Gevorg Dabaghyan and Vache Sharafyan play haunting Armenian duduk music in gallery 199 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

10/26, 6:30 PM pianists Manuel Laufer and Walter Aparicio perform the works of Latin American Composers tba at Arete Gallery, $

10/26, 8 PM the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society nonet play an evening of NY and world premieres by Fabio Grasso, Louis Karchin, David Liptak, Letizia Michielon, Adam Mirza, Paul Salerni, and Theodore Wiprud at the Tenri Institute, 43A W 13th St, $15/$8 stud

10/26, 9 PM noisy, hazily jangly, psychedelic slowcore/free jazz/avant instrumentalists Sunwatchers, hazy post-Velvets janglers Spectre Folk and post-Syd Barrett-ish Obits spinoff Savak at FM Jersey City , $10

10/26, 8 PM the irrepressibly fun, multistylistic Threeds oboe trio at the Owl

10/26, 8 PM soulful reedman Paquito D’Rivera  teams up with dynamic “shape-shifter” pianist John DiMartino and his trio for a salute to Billy Strayhorn at Flushing Town Hall, $25/$20 srs, under 19 free

10/26, 8 PM feral bassist Brandon Lopez leads his Malediction quartet with Michael Foster on saxophones, Nina Dante on vox, Lucie Vítková on accordion and objects at Issue Project Room, sugg don

10/26-27, 8 PM the reliably entertaining, adventurous Chelsea Symphony play Hindemith — Trauermusik with soloist David Bojanowski  on viola; Beethoven, arr. Yaniv Segal — The Triumph of Love: Suite from Fidelio and  Beethoven — Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, op. 55 (Eroica). The 10/27 show switches out the Hindemith for Oliver Davis’ Flight, Concerto for Violin and Strings with soloist Phong Ta at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20 sugg don

 10/26, 8:30 PM ferociously lyrical, hilarious, politically-spot on parlor pop pianist Dawn Oberg followed eventually at 10:30 by wryly surreal, Lynchian duo the Dream Eaters at Freddy’s

10/26, 8:30 PM the mighty,improvisational fifteen-piece Makrokosmos Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

10/26, 9ish Mary Spencer Knapp’s fearlessly smart, eclectic, avant garde-inclined accordion band Toot Sweet followed by the entertaining, increasingly glam-infused Manimals playing tunes from their upcoming “glam-operatic”  new one at Mister Rogers, 231 Rogers Ave (President/Union), Crown Heights, 2/5 to President St.

10/26, 10 PM the world’s creepiest crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazyat Barbes

10/27, 7:30 PM sitarist Kalyanjit Das with Samir Chatterjee on tabla at the Chhandayan Center for Indian Music,  $20

10/27, 6 PM the Jaded Babies – who write some of the funniest new wave songs ever – at the Delancey, $10. Choice pick: I Wanna Pee on That (How a Sheepdog Shows His Love) 

10/27, 8 PM haunting, Lynchian, psychedelic organ-driven Puerto Rican bolero revivalists and Sylvia Rexach reinventors Miramar followed at 10 by the haphazardly funny Eastern Blokhedz  – who do psychedelic covers of 60s Russian psychedelic pop songs and specialize in the catalog of legendary Polish singer Edita Piaha – at Barbes

10/27, 8 PM clever, quirky, playfully lyrical jazz pianist/singer Amanda Ekery and band followed at 9 by pastoral improvisers Retumbra    Noah Becker on clarinet, Jonah Udall on resonator guitar, and Steve Williams on upright bass – at Spectrum, $15 

10/27, 8 PM terse, tuneful jazz guitarist Amanda Monaco  and her band at Greenwich House Music school, $20/$16 stud/srs

10/27, 8 PM Wet Ink Ensemble play a composer portrait of the atmospheric Kate Soper featuring the composer herself on vocals at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail

10/27, 10 PM charismatic, pounding live techno band the Naked Heroes at Hank’s, $10

10/28 2 PM a salute to iconic cellist Fred Sherry with an all-star cast including Peter Serkin, Richard Stoltzman, David Shifrin, Jeremy Denk, Ursula Oppens, Steve Mackey, the JACK Quartet, the Horszowski Trio, Katie Hyun, Mike Nicolas, Stefan Jackiw, Jay Campbell, Dov Scheindlin, Rubin Kodheli, Paul Neubauer, Alan Feinberg, David Fulmer and more at Merkin Concert Hall, $10

10/28, 4 PM early music ensemble Vox Luminis sing Bach Motets at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121St St, $10 tix avail  

10/28, 4 PM violinist Deborah Nixon and pianist Amir Farid play works by Janacek, Elgar, Kreisler and others at Scholes St. Studios

10/28, 5 PM the Merz Trio play piano trios by Mozart, Brahms, Schumann and Charlotte Bray at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave @ W 183rd St, A train or #1 train (to 181st St) or the M4 bus (to 183rd St), $15/$12 stud/srs 

10/28, 7 PM Afghani pianist Elham Fanous plays music by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Sun Yi-Qian at Spectrum, $15

10/28, 5 PM sitar/sarod duo Lakshay Mohan & Aayush Mohan at Symphony Space, $30/$10 stud

10/28, 8 PM the original creepy cello rockers, Rasputina at Rough Trade, $17 adv tix rec

10/28, 8:30 PM polymath retro rocker and historically sharp lyricist Pokey LaFarge and his killer band at City Winery, $28 standing room avail

10/29, 8:30 PM eclectic, dynamic jazz singer Tammy Scheffer with Glenn Zaleski on keys and Daniel Foose on bass at the Bar Next Door, $12

10/30, 7:30/9:30 PM Camille Bertault – who rocketed to youtube virality with her spot-on vocalizations of famous jazz solos – with her similarly playful group at the Jazz Standard, $25

10/30, 8 PM Giant Sand mastermind and desert rock maven Howe Gelb at Littlefield, $18

10/30, 730 PM the Israeli Chamber Project play works by Debussy, Ravel, Fauré and Salzedo. at Merkin Concert Hall, $20 tix avil

10/30, 8:30 PM guitar noisemaker Nels Cline with Chris Lightcap on bass and Tom Rainey on drums at Bar Lunatico

10/30, 11 PM Elliott Smith-esque chamber-pop band the Morning Sea play the album release show for t heir new one at the Mercury, $12

10/31, 1 PM jazz pianist Jill McCarron at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex

10/31, 6 PM oldschool-style high plains C&W singer Hope Debates & North 40 at 55 Bar

10/31, 6:30 PM violinist Tessa Lark and pianist Andrew Armstrong play Americana-inspired works by the violinist herself plus works by Stravinsky and Beethoven at the Baruch College auditorium, free, rsvp req 

10/31, 7ish trumpeter Pam Fleming’s colorful, cinematic reggae jazz Dead Zombie Band at the block party on Waverly Ave in Ft. Greene

10/31, 7 PM fun dub-infused skanking with Skalopy followed by cult favorite female-fronted Romany-inspired groove band Paprika at Branded Saloon

10/31-11/1, 7:30 PM, repeating on 11/3 at 8 the NY Philharmonic play Erich Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing Suite, Barber’s Violin Concerto spotlighting Concertmaster Frank Huang and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances at Avery Fisher Hall, $33 tix avail

10/31, 8 PM poignantly lyrical, eclectic pianist Marta Sanchez‘s new jazz poetry project, Room Lore which “combines the words of visionary poets such as Maya Angelou, Charles Bukowski, Giaconda Belli and others with contemporary rhythms and harmonies,” at Barbes

1031, 8 PM trumpeter Nate Wooley plays the the world premiere of Red Autumn Gold by Wadada Leo Smith, followed by Annea Lockwood’s 1998 piece Immersion performed by Dominic Donato and Frank Cassara, and the U.S. premiere of Catherine Lamb’s Prisma Interius VIII performed by Wet Ink Ensemble (Josh Modney, Josh Rubin, Giacomo Baldelli, Mariel Roberts, Laura Barger and Eric Wubbels) at Issue Project Room, $15/$12 stud/srs

10/31, 8 PM edgy, eclectic pan-Mediterranean art-rock/latin/chanson ensemble Banda Magda  at Bric Arts, free w/rsvp 

10/31, 8 PM this year’s annual Madonnathon has an allstar band playing the Material Girl’s greatest and most infamous hits. This year’s lineup includes Madonna wannabes Amber Martin (Mattachine), the perennially subversive Tammy Faye Starlite, Shannon Conley, Brian Charles Rooney (Threepenny Opera), The Love Show, Ki Ki Hawkins, Travis Moser, Erin Hill & her Psychedelic Harp, Zoe Friedman, Emma Craig, Lisa Jackson, The Rhythm Knights Dance Troupe, Danielle Tyler, Echo of the Ghost, Jack Fuller, Tess, Hibiscus & more backed by the Material Band: Mark Christopher,  Mike Greko, Matt Lindsey, Jesse Krakow, Alan Camlet, Guy Finley & awesome violinist Claudia Chopek – plus a costume contest or Best Madonna-inspired Look AND Best Overall Halloween Look (the promoters suggest killer matador cape, virgin bride, lucky star, peepshow dancer, geisha glam, cone bra & ponytail, urban cowgirl, Evita, material girl Marilyn, etc) to win prizes & sing onstage w/the band!  Winners announced at midnight, at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix req 

10/31, 8:30 PM organist/Monk reinventor Greg Lewis with Brianna Thomas on vocals at Bar Lunatico -could be the most harrowing thing you could hear on Halloween

10/31, 9 PM hard honkytonk singer Sarah Durning & the Fun Sisters at Bar Chord

10/31, 9ish explosive, creepy, colorful psychedelic rembetiko metal band Greek Judas at at Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave, just off the Morgan Ave L stop, $5

10/31, 10ish thunderous, titanic Rhode Island Balkan street band What Cheer Brigade at the Market Hotel, $10. Ten years in business and this spot finally, finally books a good band

11/3, drinks and kettle corn at 2, concert at 2:30 PM, Sandbox Percussion with special guest vocalist Eliza Bagg play the world premiere of Alex Weiser’s sepulchral “With GentleFfingers”,  as well as György Ligeti’s rarely performed triptych “Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedűvel” at the DiMenna Center, $20 

11/3, 7 PM the debut of NYC’s latest new music group, Wavefield Ensemble playing auspicious premieres by Abbasi, Cheah, Helgeson plus Boulez’s monumental Dérive 2 for 11 players, at the Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Ave. Jersey City, Path train to Journal Square

11/3,  7 PM violinist Karen Bentley Pollick plays edgy Romany-inspired airs by Enescu, similar works by Mark Kopytman,a hauntingly kinetic Middle Eastern piece by Yitzhak Yedid, Selim Göncü’s The Art of Zapping,  – “a dramatic depiction of our relationship with remote controls” – plus works by Hsueh-Yung Shen and Ivan Sokolov at Spectrum, $15

11/3, 7 PM wildly popular bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding and Williaim Parker lead their respective ensembles at Lehman Stages/Lovinger Theatre, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West in the Bronx, 4 to Bedford Pk. Blvd, $25

11/3, 8 PM the String Trio of NY improvise with guitarist Alejandro Florez and  pianist Ricardo Gallo at Soup & Sound , 292 Lefferts Ave( b/n Nostrand & Rogers), 2nd floor, Lefferts Gardens, 2 to Sterling St, $20 sug don includes soup

11/3, 10:30 PM classic Persian favorites from 60s and 70s with A Muslim and a Mexican at Drom, $20

11/4, 4 PM the Parthenia Viol Consort with special guests New World Recorders (Gwyn Roberts, Héloïse Degrugillier, Rainer Beckmann and Tricia van Oers) “offer canzonas, ricercars, fantasias, motets and polychoral masterpieces from Italy and England by William Byrd, Peter Phillips, John Ward, Thomas Simpson, Thomas Tomkins, Henry Purcell, Andrea Gabrieli, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giovanni Priuli, Giovanni Battista Grillo, and Adrian Willaert” at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $25

11/4, 7:30 PM Turkish saz virtuoso Ozan Aksoy plays the album release show for his new one at Drom, free

11/6, 7:30 PM the Silesian String Quartet play a rare all-Polish program of works by Szymanowski, Lutosławski, Bacewicz and Penderecki at the Morgan Library, $35

11/9, 9:30 PM psychedelic art-rockers Swarmius play from their magic realist opera El Colibrí Magicó (The Magic Hummingbird) – A California Story, set in modern day San Diego & Tijuana, “an explosive cultural confrontation between protagonists of the contemporary US/Mexican border: coyotes, border guards, refugees, vigilantes, in violence and transcendence, with mystical intervention from living spirits of the pre-Columbian past” at the Cutting Room, $20

11/10, 1 PM dazzlingly eclectic chamber pop/latin/classical violinist Concetta Abbate and drummer Ben Engel at Flowers for all Occasions, 1114 De Kalb Ave at Broadway, Bushwick, J/M to Kosciuszko St.

11/10  haunting, Lynchian songstress Ajda the Turkish Queen with her band and wryly surreal noir parlor pop duo the Dream Eaters at Pete’s

11/11, 7 PM in reverse order: the recently more and more Motorhead-inspired High on Fire, the punkmetal Municipal Waste, the more hardcore Toxic Holocaust and the excellently tuneful, ornate, Iron Maiden-ish Haunt at Warsaw, $22 adv tix rec

  11/11, 7 PM amazing acoustic blues guitar virtuoso Terry Robb – who can do oldtime ragtimey stuff as well as his own edgy new material – at the third stage at the Rockwood, $15 

11/13, 9:15 PM the darkly eclectic, enigmatic Lorraine Leckie  – equally adept at Slavic and Americana noir, psychedelia and dark cabaret –  at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

11/16, 7:30 PM hauntingly tuneful, propulsive Lebanese jazz pianist Tarek Yamani at Aaron Davis Hall, $25. This guy is amazing. 

11/17, 8 PM Glenda Del E and the brilliant Ariacne Trujillo (formerly with Pedrito Martinez’ band) reimagine and interpret legendary Cuba pianist Valdés’ music at Drom, $15

11/18, 2 PM terse, tuneful jazz guitarist Amanda Monaco and her quartet at Flushing Town Hall, free

11/18, 7:30 PM new works for string quartet by Valerie Coleman, Jeff Myers, Lawrence Kramer, and Matthew Welch. performed by Quartet Metadata: Lynn Bechtold and Hajnal Pivnick, violins; Carrie Frey, viola; and Jisoo Ok, cello at the 12th floor lounge of Fordham’s Lowenstein Buiding, corner of 60th St. and Columbus Ave, free.

11/20, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, flutist Isabel Lepanto Gleicher and ensemble plays works by Hildegard Von Bingen, David Lang, Rzewski and others at the Miller Theatre, free

11/30, 7 PM epic, haunting, searingly lyrical art-rock songwriter and baritone crooner Spottiswoode and band play the album release for their new one at Joe’s Pub, $20

12/4, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, perennially interesting piano/percussion ensemble Yarn/Wire play works by Crumb, Saint-Saens and Tschaikovsky at the Miller Theatre, free

12/6, 6 PM klezmer violinist Jake Shulman-Ment with rippllng tsimbl (Ukrainian Jewish dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky at Poe Park in the Bronx.

12/21, 2 PM brilliant baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian‘s LSQ at Flushing Town Hall, free

Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for October and November 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 the trains are at night and on the weekend.

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

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

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

On select Wednesdays and Sundays, an intimate, growing piano music salon on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez – a cult favorite with an extraordinarily fluid, singing, legato style – exploring the delicious minutiae of works from across the centuries. 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).

Three Mondays in October: 10/9, 10/16 and 10/23 at 8 PM charismatic,cutting-edge purist jazz chanteuse Champian Fulton – who’s equally captivating as a pianist –  leads her trio at Radegast Hall

Mondays in October, 8 PM erudite, fascinating jazz guitar maven,Matt Munisteri plays “guitar for lovers” at the Jalopy Tavern, free

Mondays in October, 8:30 PM powerful, dynamic blue-eyed soul belter Sarah Wise at Pete’s

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 October, 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 at midnight in October gonzo postbop pianist Dred Scott leads his trio at the small room at the Rockwood

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

Wednesdays at 6 PM, irrepressible pianist/singer Champian Fulton – as entertaining a postbop improviser as torch singer – plays at Talde, 8 Erie St. (Bay/1st) in Jersey City, a block and a half from the Grove St. Path station

Wednesdays at 8 the Brooklyn Raga Massive – a rotating cast of A-list Indian, jazz and rock musicians who love to jam out classic Indian themes from over the centuries to the present day – play Art Cafe, 884 Pacific St.(at Washington Ave) in Brooklyn, $15; closest train is the 2 to Bergen St. Tons of special guests followed by a wild raga jam!

Wednesdays in October, 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.

Three Wednesdays in October: 10/11, 1018 and 10/25 ,9 PM enigmatic female-fronted psychedelic pop/new wave band the New Tarot at Bowery Electric, $10

Thursdays in October, 8 PM drummer Francisco Mora-Catlett’s AfroHORN mashes up Sun Ra and Afro-Cuban jazz at Zinc Bar

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

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 November, 6 PM eclectic, edgy soul/art-rock/funk/chamber-pop cellist/singer Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy at Barbes

Saturdays in October, 10 PM oldschool ffemale-fronted psychedelic soul/groove band Empire Beats at the Way Station

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

10/1, 11:30AM ish eclectic mostly-female klezmer/cumbia/tango jamband Isle of Klezbos at City Winery, $10, no minimum, kids under 12 free

10/1, 2 PM popular indie classical orchestra the Knights  play Mendelssohn’s Italian symphony; special guest tenor Nicholas Phan joins them for Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations at Bric Arts, $12 adv tix rec. There’s also a 10/5, 8 PM show there for six bucks more in advance. 

10/1, 3 PM the New York Classical Players plus pianist HaeSun Paik play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, a premiere of Eric Nathan’s “Omaggio a Gesualdo” plus works by Shostakovich and Saint-Saens at Flushing Town Hall, free w/rsvp 

10/1, 4 PM badass harpist Bridget Kibbey and violinist Siwoo Kim reinvent works by Bach at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec. You have to hear Kibbey’s version of the Toccata in D – it’s not what you would expect at all!

10/1, 5 PM forward-looking indie classical piano trio Longleash play the album release show for their new one at the Poisson Rouge

10/1. 6 PM drummer Jeremy Carlstedt and haunting electroacoustic trombonist Rick Parker – of horror surf band Behinghove’s Hangmen –  at Downtown Music Gallery

10/1, 7 PM eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo leads his Tango Quartet followed at 9:30 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

10/1, 7 PM the fantastic and irrepressible Momenta Quartet with Elizabeth Brown, theremin play works by Biber, Schoenberg, Kee Yong Chong, Michael Small, Elizabeth Brown at Dixon Place, free

10/1, 7 PM eclectic Americana crooner Charley Crockett – sort of the Texas version of Hayes Carll – at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec 

10/1, 7 PM charming continental swing harmony band the New York Nightingales at Caffe Vivaldi.

10/1, 7:30 PM wild, theatrical, ancient Punjabi dance band Rajasthani Caravan at Drom, $15. Followed at 9:15 by innovative, energetic all-male a-cappella jazz sextet M-Pact, separate $15 adv tix adm.

10/1, 7:30 PM wryly playful, hauntingly atmospheric, otherworldly Tuvan throat-singing group Alash at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

10/1, 8 PM guitarslinger Mallory Feuer’s fiery power trio the Grasping Straws – sort of a mashup of Patti Smith and Hole’s first album –at Pine Box Rock Shop. They slayed with a surprising amount of new material at a low-key East Village show last month.

10/1, 8:30ish 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

10/1, 9 PM darkly jangly, catchy, new wave-ish rockers Melissa & the Mannequins at Bowery Electric, $10. They’re also at LIC Bar on 10/25 at 9.

10/1, 10:30 PM the great unsung hero of darkly purposeful, noir-tinged jazz guitar, Saul Rubin leads his quartet at Smalls. 10/5 and 10/10, 7 PM his Zebtet are at the Fat Cat.

10/2, 6 PM the improvisationally-inclined Osso String Quartet at the Fat Cat

10/2, 7 PM the Momenta Quartet  with Vicky Chow, piano, and Hilliard Greene,bass play a liberation-themed program of works by Schoenberg, Alvin Singleton, Agustín Fernández and a violin/bass improvisation at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave, free

10/2, 7 PM feral psychedelic guitarslinger Debra Devi at the small room at the Rockwood

10/2. 7:30 PM Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland’s intense folk noir band Whitehorse at Baby’s All Right, $15

10/2, 8 PM the NYU01 Ensemble play Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9; Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16; Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma” at the NYU Loewe Theatre, 35 W 4th St, free

10/2, 9:30 PM a screening of newly digitized, restored footage filmed by Metropolis Video comprising the world premiere of several rare, rediscovered songs from summer and fall 1975 CBGB performances by the Talking Heads, at the Kitchen, free

10/3, 7 PM the Momenta Quartet with Samuel Rhodes, viola, and ​Marcy Rosen​, cello play works by Britten, Tschaikovsky and Claude Baker at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave north of 116th St., free

10/3, 7:30 PM harpist Hae Joo Hahn plays works by Bach, Gounod, Handel, Vivaldi, Faure, Debussy and more at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, $30 tix avail

10/3, 7:30 PM the New Juilliard Ensemble play North American premieres by John Woolrich, Gerald Barry, Akira Nishimura and Raminta Serksnyte at the Sharp Theatre at Juilliard, free

10/3, 7:30 PM charismatic, adventurous postbop/avant garde trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy leads his group at Smalls

10/3-4, 7:30/9:30 PM drummer Adam Rudolph’s strikingly tuneful, rumblingly improvisational Moving Pictures at the Jazz Gallery, $15

10/3, 7:30/9:30 PM guitarist Steve Cardenas leads his quartet playing Monk tunes at the Jazz Standard, $25

10/3, 8 PM in reverse order at the Silent Barn: eclectic drummer/vibraphonist Kate Gentile‘s Friends of Reason, math-y duo Bangladeafy, wildfire guitarist Brandon SeabrookNeedle Driver playing the album release show for their new one, and noisy art=rock/indie guitar legend Martin Bisi, $8

10/3-8, 8:30 PM the world’s most captivatingly assaultive extended technique trumpeter, Peter Evans plays with a series of ensembles at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: opening night, with strings: Mazz Swift (violin) Tomeka Reid (cello) Brandon Lopez (bass) Dan Lippel (guitar) Craig Taborn (piano) Miya Masaoka (koto)

10/3, 10 PM Duckie Simpson’s version of what’s left of 80s roots reggae legends Black Uhuru at B.B. King’s,  $25 adv tix rec

10/4, 6 PM enigmatically intense, sometimes assaultive jazz/postrock group Desert Foxx with eclectic special guest Levon Henry at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 includes a drink!  

10/4, 7 PM wildly eclectic, theatrical one-man band the Lonesome Organist followed by intense minor-key klezmer/groove/psychedelic art-rock instrumentalists Barbez playing the album release show for their new one For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War at Joe’s Pub, $15. Followed at 9:30 (separate $20 adm) by high-voltage sarod duo Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash with Karsh Kale on percussion.

10/4, 7 PM the Momenta Quartet  with Nana Shi, pianist play works by Milhaud, Per Norgard’s awesome String Quartet No. 8, Hiroya Miura and João Pedro Oliveira at West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W 86th St at Amsterdam

10/4, 7 PM Skip LaPlante’s wild, gamelesque kitchen-sink percussion piece Symphony of Chimes performed by the composer, Laurie Bennett, David Demnitz, Skip La Plante, Andrea Skurr, Omar Zubair and others at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

10/4, 7:30 PM indie powerpop cult hero Walter Salas-Humara of the Silos at Hifi Bar

10/4, 7:30/9:30 PM guitarist Mike Moreno leads his quartet playing Monk tunes at the Jazz Standard, $25

10/4, 8 PM fearlessly political LES soul-rock songwriter/chanteuse Dina Regine at Sidewalk

10/4, 8 PM pianist Steven Masi plays Beeethoven sonatas at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

10/4, 8:30 PM magically luminescent pastoral jazz/space-jazz group Bryan and the Aardvarks  at Nublu 151, $10

10/4, 9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Troost 

10/4 Zola Jesus at Rough Trade is sold out. Good for her.

10/5, 6:30 PM not a music event but an important one: a panel discussion on the criminalization of poverty with Brooklyn Law School professor Jocelyn Simonson plus Josmar Trujillo of the Coalition to End Broken Windows, Alyssa Aguilera of VOCAL-NY, Imani Henry of Equality for Flatbush: E4F, and Ben Ndugga-Kabuye of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. in downtown Brooklyn, free

10/5, 7 PM percussionist Alessandra Belloni‘s rustically witchy tarantella band at the Italian American Museum, 155 Mulberry St. near Grand, $25

10/5-6, 7 PM Tanya Kalmanovitch’s ominously polyphonic, improvisational eco-disaster suite The Tar Sands Songbook, focusing on the Ft. McMurrray oil sands debacle, at the New School 4th Floor Theatre at 55 W 13th St., free

10/5, 7/8:30 PM, repeating on 10/6, the Momenta Quartet play an all-Ursula Mamlok program alongside Miro Magloire’s new chamber ballet, Stray Bird, in tribute to the composer at German Academy New York, 1014 5h Aven (bet. 82 & 83 Sts), free, rsvp req

10/5, 7:30 PM popular bachata crooner Joan Soriano “El Duque de la Bachata,” at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

10/5. 8 PM Eva Zollner plays accordion music by women composers followed by trombone-fueled improvisational alchemy with the Steve Swell Ensemble at Roueltte, $20

10/5, 8/9:30 PM violinist Sam Bardfeld plays the album release show for his excellent, eclectic new one, The Great Enthusiasms with  Kris Davis, piano;  Michael Sarin, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

10/5, 8:30 PM the irrepressible, cinematic, comedic Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet play new material at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

10/5, 10 PM high-energy female-fronted honkytonk/hard country band American Aquarium at the Knitting Factory, $15

10/6, 5:30 PM oldtimey toe-tapping tunes with Washboard Slim and the Bluelights at the American Folk Art Museum

10/6, 7 PM the Jentsch Group No Net play work from guitarist Chris Jentsch’s ongoing acerbic, relevant Topics in American History suite for large jazz emsemble – referencing pre-Colombian North America, the Lincoln/Douglass Debates, Manifest Destiny, and the Domino Theory – at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $15

10/6, 7 PM the Art Ensemble of Chicago, legends of avant garde jazz, make their first NYC stop in decades. Lineup this time out is Roscoe Mitchell, flutes, saxophones; Famoudou Don Moye, drums, percussion; Hugh Ragin, trumpet; Tomeka Reid, cello; Junius Paul, double bass; Joseph Jarman, spoken word, at Columbia’s Lenfest Center for the Arts , 615 W 129th St, $25/$15 stud

10/6. 7 PM the US premiere of The Strange Library of Babel – a largescale improvisational work drawing on both Murakami’s “The strange library” and Borges’ “The library of Babel”, with music by the Mivos Quartet, saxophonist Anna Webber, trumpeter Nate Wooley and others at Spectrum, $15

10/6, 7 PM Jog Blues – who reinvent classical Indian themes much as Brooklyn Raga Massive does – at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

10/6, 7 PM postrock octet Threefifty at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

10/6, 7 PM pianists Brent Funderburk and Miori Sugiyama back the Brooklyn Art Song Society in works by Ravel and Debussy at the Brooklyn Historical Society,  128 Pierrepont St. in downtown Brooklyn, $25

10/6-7, 7:30/9:30 PM the Alan Ferber Big Band play the album release show for their typically lush, diverse new one at the Jazz Gallery, $25

10/6, 8 PM cinematic, psychedelic, dynamic Chinese folk/postrock/shoegaze band Zhaoze make their US debut at American Beauty, $15 

10/6. 8ish LA psychedelic latin soul stars Chicano Batman  preceded by  Thai-inspired heavy psych trio Khruangbin at Warsaw, $26 tix avail. at the Knitting Factory ticket window. Don’t buy online unless you want to get really screwed.

10/6, 8 PM Belarus classical and folk multi-instrumental wizard Siarhei Douhushau – who plays kolavaia lira (hurdy-gurdy), parnaia dudka (double bagpipe), Belarusian dudka (fife), akaryna (okarina), zhaleika, and sapilka – at the  Jalopy, $15

10/6, 8 PM 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 Terry Riley’s In C at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec. You want psychedelic?

10/6, 8 PM high-voltage rustic Belize coastal dance tunes with the Garifuna Collective featuring Umalali at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 srs/, ages 13-19 free w/ID

10/6, 8 PM percussion and piano quartet Yarn/Wire play the world premiere of Enno Poppe’s Feld, “filtered through microtonal organs or paired with dense, perpetually moving piano complexity” at the Kitchen, $20/$15 stud/srs

10/6. 8:30 PM reliably unpredictable, assaultively tuneful guitarist Brandon Seabrook leads a trio with Daniel Levin on cello and Henry Feaser on bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min –  yikes!

10/6. 9 PM moodily lyrical, politically savvy Irish folk-rocker Niall Connolly  plays the album release show for his new one Dream Your Way Out of This One at Union Hall, $12

10/6, 9ish trumpeter Darren Johnston’s Wind Over Walls with the amazing Carmen Staaf – piano; the equally amazing Alison Miller – drums; Noah Garabedian – upright bass at I-Beam, $15

10/6, 9:15 PM Miss Velvet & the Blue Wolf play quirky, torchy blue-eyed soul with incisively edgy, purist blues guitar at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

10/6, 9:30 PM upbeat oldschool C&W and more rustic sounds with Woody Pines at Hill Country

10/6, 10 PM the world’s creepiest and most subtly amusing crime jazz/film noir band, Big Lazy at Barbes

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

10/6, 11 PM theatrical female-fronted circus rock/Romany folk-inspired rock band Varya at Sidewalk

10/7. 6 PMquirkily cinematic, psychedelic, family-friendly instrumentalists Songs for Unusual Creatures, followed  eventually at 10 by eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts at Barbes

10/7, 7 PM Du Yun and Novus NY play excerpts from her creepy, cynical work in progress Angel’s Bone – about a couple who ostensibly find a couple of battered and bruised angels, but under the pretext of repairing their wings, cannibalize their bodies – at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec

10/7, 7 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 10/21

10/7, 7:30 PM the Israeli Chamber Project  play Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale plus works by Mozart, Schumann and Leef at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

10/7, 8ish Mary Lorson – whose eclectic catalog comprises everything from uneasy parlor pop to trip-hop to swing – at the Owl, $10

10/7, 8 PM B3 organ cult fave Dr. Lonnie Smith leads his trio at the Miller Theatre, $20 seats avail

10/7, 8:30 PM Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Jacob Sacks – piano; Tomas Fujiwara – drums collaborate at I-Beam. $15

10/7, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 with the percussive Bongo Surf, at 10  jangly New York original surf rock cult heroes the Supertones, at 11 menacing horror surf legends the Coffin Daggers and then Brooklyn cover trio the Band of Others sometime around midnight

10/7, 9 PM baritone crooner Sean Kershaw‘s Serpentones play “hi octane Brooklyn honkytonk”at  Bar Chord

10/7, 9 PM haphazardly careening, occasionally theatrical dreampop/noiserockers Gold Dime at Alphaville, $10

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

10/7, 11 PM explosive electric blues guitarist/songwriter Jackie Venson – arguably the best thing happening in Texas blues right now – at  the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

10/8, noon jangly New York original surf rock cult heroes the Supertones at the Dropout, 16702 Rockaway Beach Blvd at Bay 9 in the Rockaways, free

10/8, 3 PM Brigid Coleridge, violin; Julia Yang, cello; Lee Dionne, piano play works by Beethoven, Schubert and Shostakovich at Concerts on the Slope, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place downhill from 7th Ave, sugg don

10/8, 4 PM pianist Steven Masi plays Beeethoven sonatas at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

10/8, 5 PM flutist Joseph Piscitelli, cellist Michael Finckel and pianist Helene Jeanney play; music by Haydn, Weber and Damase at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at W183rd St, $12, reception to follow

10/8, 6 PM dueling violins from Venezuela and New York: Leonor Falcon with Sana Nagano at Downtown Music Gallery

10/8, 6 PM lustrously dark jazz pianist Guy Mintus at Caffe Vivaldi

10/8, 7 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester followed at 9:30isy byRomany guitar legend Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

10/8, 7:30 PM sitar virtuoso Nishat Khan at Merkin Concert Hall, $25 tix avail

10/8, 7:30/9:30 PM cool improvisational stuff: tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock  leads an electroacoustic septet with Kris Davis on piano and Miya Masaoka on koto at the Jazz Gallery, $15

10/8, 7:30 PM the intrepid Queensboro Symphony Orchestra  plays Fabrizio Ferraro’s guitar concerto Hachiko with the composer as soloist; also on the program iare Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 featuring Hanako Miyajima and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.), Flushing, sugg don, 7 to Flushing/Main St. and a comfortable 10-minute walk, or take the Q27 or Q65 bus

 10/8, 8 PM a very rare NYC appearance by Macedonian brass band Prilepski Zvezdi and Zlatne Uste, NYC’s first and arguably most deeply authentic, explosive Balkan brass unit, with special guest clarinet monster Bilhan Macev at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

10/8, 8 PM dark late 70s CB’s style punk-pop/powerpop band Ingrid & the Defectors at Otto’s

10/8, 9 PM smart, original oldtimey guitar/banjo instrumentals with Breadfoot at Sidewalk

10/9,  7 PM tuneful pianist Jim Ridl leads his trio from behind the Fender Rhodes at 55 Bar

10/9, 8 PM darkly cinematic Israeli Middle Eastern jazz trio Kadawa at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min 

10/10, 6:30 PM a killer triplebill: snotty lo-fi accordion-driven oldschool cumbia band Ratas En Zelo, fiery singer Carolina Oliveros’ trippy tropicalia band Combo Chimbita and then Thee Commons – the missing link between Tom Waits, Los Destellos, Industrial Tepee and the Ventures – at the Mercury, $10 

10/10, 9 PM oldschool Texas fingerstyle acoustic blues, Romany swing and all sorts of fiery antique styles with fantastic guitarist Noe Socha at Freddy’s

10/9, 9:30 PM cumbia band Los Cumpleanos – with new wave synths & retro organ sounds with effect-laden trombone and trumpet as well as a three piece percussion section – at Barbes 

 10/10-15, 8/10:30 PM ageless salsa jazz piano powerhouse Eddie Palmieri celebrates his 80th birthday with a week at the Blue Note, $30 standing room avail

10/10, 8 PM the perennially intense, tuneful godfather of edgy, lyrical, anthemic downtown NYC rock, Willie Nile sings Dylan at City Winery, $30 standing room avail.

10/10, 8 PM opening night of this year’s Honk festival of Balkan brass music with New Orleans’ New Creation Brass Band and the L Train Brass Band (which never goes where it’s supposed to, stops abruptly and then doesn’t do anything?) at City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave cattycorner from the Knitting Factory, free

10/10-15, 8:30 PMnoir-inspired low-register reedman Ben Goldberg  plays with a variety of ensembles at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: opening night with Orphic Machine:  Carla Kihlstedt (violin) Ches Smith, Kenny Wollesen (vibes) Myra Melford (piano) Ron Miles (trumpet) Nate Radley (guitar), Trevor Dunn (bass)

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

10/11, 5 PM free, eclectic brass band triplebill:  Brazil’s all-female, canavalesque Damas de Ferro, New Orleans’ New Creation Brass Band and drummer Kenny Wollesen‘s Sonic Massage at Everything Goes Book Cafe, 208 Bay Street, Staten Island

10/11, 6 PM Middle Eastern oudist Tom Chess at the Rubin Museu of Art, free w/museum adm

10/11, 7:30/9:30 PM piano icon Kenny Barron  leads his trio playing Monk tunes at the Jazz Standard, $25

10/11-12, 7:30 PM purposeful, subtl  guitarist Lage Lund leads his quartet at Smalls. 10/12 he’s followed at 10:30 PM by trumpet powerhouse Wayne Tucker – of Anbessa Orchestra – leading a sextet

10/11, 8 PM dynamic, subtle new female-fronted klezmer band Tsibele play the album release show for their new one at Barbes

 10/11 8 PM deviously theatrical oldschool C&W/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co  followed by hard honkytonk guitarslinger Wayne “The Train” Hancock at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

10/11, 8 PM drummer Ches Smith “debuts 3 new pieces that explore orchestrational commonalities and incongruences among acoustic and electronic sounds”with Jennifer Choi (violin),  Anna Webber (flute), Nate Wooley (trumpet), Oscar Noriega (clarinet), Michael Nicolas (cello), at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

 10/11-12, 10 PM high-energy retro soul/Americana band the California Honeydrops at Bowery Balroom, $15 adv tix rec. On 10/11 Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff  – open the show at 9.

10/12, 7 PM Brazil’s all-female, canavalesque Damas de Ferro, New Orleans’ New Creation Brass Band,by Brooklyn’s original punk Balkan horn group Hungry March Band, amusing trip-hop brass group Pussy Grabs Back: The Band and careening ten-piece Balkan brass crew Veveritse  at WFMU’s Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery Street, Jersey City

10/12, 7 PM innovative art-rock/postrock string chamber ensemble Founders play their new Edgar Allen Poe song cycle and new arrangement of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix rec. This could be awesome. 

10/12, 7 PM hypnotic, intricate, eclectically virtuosic fingerstyle guitar instrumentalist RD King – Fahey meets Kottke meets Dave Miller? – at Shrine

10/12, 7 PM irrepressible slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein  leads the New School Studio Orchestra at the New School U100 auditorium, 63 5th Ave., free. 10/13-14 at 8:30 PM he and his band are at the New School’s Glass Box Performance Space, 55 W 13th St, $20

 10/12, 7:30 PM Leif Ove Andsnes plays Rachaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the NY Philharmonic. Also on the bill: an Esa-Pekka Salonen premiere, and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 at Avery Fisher Hall, $31 tix avail. The program repeats on 10/14 at 8 and 10/17 at 7:30.

10/12, 7:30/9:30 PM the John Beasley Monkestra play big band versions of Monk tunes at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/12, 7:30 PM eclectic new versions of classical Indian themes – Akshara play the album release show for their excellent new one at Drom, $20 adv tix req

10/12. 8 PM plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies followed at 10 by Jina Brass Band at Barbes

10/12, 8 PM bassist Lisa Mezzacappa “presents Glorious Ravage, an evening-length song cycle inspired by female explorers” at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

 10/12, 8.9:30 PM the Jazz Samaritan Alliance – Nadje Noordhuis, trumpet;  Kris Allen, alto sax;  Chris Dingman, vibraphone;  Noah Baerman, piano;  Ike Sturm, bass – play protest jazz at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

10/12, 8 PM rockabilly/honkytonk guitar maven Monica Passin a.k.a. L’il Mo and her trio followed by a rare solo set byDemolition String Band’s Elena Skye at Sidewalk

10/12, 9 PM smart, cleverly lyrical original swing chanteuse/songwriter/trombonist Emily Asher’s Garden Party at Radegast Hall.

10/12, 9ish noir-inclined, bluesy guitarslinger Phil Gammage and band at 11th St. Bar

10/12, 10 PM the massive 18-piece NYC Ska Orchestra at the Fat Cat

10/13, 5:30 PM cinematic pastoral chamber-folk instrumentals from Dougmore at the American Folk Art Museum

 10/13, 7 PM intense, politically fearless, frequently hilarious gothic Americana songwriter Rachael Kilgour  at Caffe Vivaldi

 10/13. 7 PM pianist Jerome Lowenthal performs works by Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and Poulenc at Greenwich House Music School, $15/$10 stud/srs

10/13, 7 PM edgy postbop guitarist Mike Baggetta  leads his trio at Spectrum, $15

10/13, 7 PM pianist Monica Verona plays fugues by Bach, Beethoven and Barber – who knew? – at Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 W108th St, free

10/13, 7;30  PM whirlwind bass sax god Colin Stetson plays his new suite Sorrow: A Re-imagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony at the World Financial Center, free

10/13, 8 PM mesmerizing, haunting Middle Eastern singer Shelley Thomas and oudist Brian Prunka play Fairouziyat, Wahabiyat, Muwashahat followed by Kane Mathis (kora) & Roshni Samlal (tabla) and their hypnotic duo Orakel at the Owl, $15

10/13, 8 PM singer Jenny Luna’s haunting, oud-and-clarinet-driven Turkish band Dolunay followed by irrepressibly slinky, accordion-driven multi-instrumentalists Cumbiagra – whose take on classic Colombian cumbia has gone in a more psychedelic direction lately – at Barbes

10/13, 8 PM the George Gee Swing Orchestraat Flushing Town Hall, free w/rsvp 

10/13, 9 PM darkly lyrical Americana rock bandleader Nora Jane Struthers plays the album release show for her new one at American Beauty, $12

10/13, 9 PM guitar genius Lenny Molotov’s torchy, lyrically smashing original female-fronted oldtimey swing crew the Fascinators  at Sidewalk

10/13, 9 PM guitarist Alyse Lamb’s fiery, subtly witty tightly psychedelic jazz-inspired postpunk band Parlor Walls  followed by 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 the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

10/13, 9 PM enigmatic, darkly cinematic downtempo/art-rock band Seasonal Beast play the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood 

10/13, 10 PM quirky, smartly lyrical avant chamber pop with the Icebergs – Jane LeCroy – vox; Tom Abbs – cello; David Rogers-Berry – drums – at Pete’s

10/13, 10 PM a fiery brass band twinbill with Brazil’s all-female, canavalesque Damas de Ferro followed by New Orleans’ New Creation Brass Band at Shrine. Damas De Ferro are also at the NYC Transit Museum at 1 PM the following day, 10/14 with the L Train Brass Band – unless that group goes out of service at Myrtle-Wyckoff. 

10/14, 4 PM the Me Oh My Oh’s play oldschool C&W at Pete’s

10/14, 5 PM a cheap, high-quality brass street band triplebill in anticipation of this year’s NY Gypsy Festival: trumpet icon Frank London and his group headline, preceded by Artists for a Free World and the 3 Million Majority Band at Drom, $10

10/14, 6 PM the Erik Satie Quartet – Ron Hay (trombone), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet), and Andrew Hadro (bari sax) –reinvent classic and obscure Satie chamber pieces as well as rare compositions by his obscure contemporaries, followed at 8 by 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

10/14, 7 PM eclectic, hard-hitting, lyrical composer/tenor saxophonist Stan Killian and group at 55 Bar

10/14, 7 PM Juilliard415 and the Yale Schola Cantorum play Bach cantatas at St. Michael’s Church, 225 W. 99th, free

10/14, 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

10/14, 7:30 PM elegantly intense Cuban jazz pianist Elio Villafranca with a woodwind quintet play his new Caribbean Suite at Hostos College Repertory Theatre, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, 2 to Grand Concourse, $15.

10/14, 7:30 PM pianist Shai Wosner plays works by Schubert, Chopin, Gershwin and Ives at Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Place betw 17th/18th, $14

 10/14, 8 PM high-voltage psychedelic cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem – whose latest album takes a detour toward Caribbean and African sounds  at C’Mon Everybody, $12

10/14, 8ish newgrass string duo Tessa Lark & Michael Thurber followed by pastoral gothic accordion art-rock with Sam Reider & the Human Hands at the Owl, $10

10/14. 8 PM stoner 70s Murder City style rockers  Sun Voyager at the Knitting Factory, $20 adv tix rec

10/14, 8 PM Rohab Ensemble featuring members of legendary Iranian group Dastan Ensemble – Hossein Behroozinia (barbat – lute), Said Farajpoori (kamancheh – spike fiddle) and Behnam Samani (tombak – goblet drum) – with Hamid Behrouzinia (tar – lute) and entrancing vocalist Sepideh Raissad at at Roulette, $32

10/14. 10 PM hilarious, smartly political faux-French retro 60s psych-pop band les Sans Culottes  followed by dark oldschool soul/garage band Mighty Fine at Hank’s, $8

10/14, 10 PM innovative electroacoustic/postbop saxophonist Wayne Escoffery leads his quintet at the Fat Cat

10/15, 5 PM pianist Eleanor Bindman and violinist Robert Chausow play an all-Bach program, including  Sonatas #2 and #4 for Violin and Piano, and Partita #3 for solo piano at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $20/$10 srs.

10/15, 5 PM Hypercube with Erin Rogers on saxophones, Chris Graham on percussion,Jay Sorce on classical and electric guitar, and Andrea Lodge on piano play high energy works ncluding Louis Andriessen’s Hout, Philippe Hurel’s spectral Localized Corrosion, Chris Cerrone’s Variations on a Still Point,  Mikel Kuehn’s Color Fields and Philip Schuessler’s Liminal Bridges at the  Poisson Rouge 

10/15, 7 PM clarinetist Andy Biskin‘s wryly but aptly titled Reed Basket followed at 9:30ish by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

 10/15, 7 PM the reliably dynamic, intense Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir plays solo cello works at Spectrum, $15

10/15, 7:30/9:30 PMnoir jazz piano mastermind Frank Kimbrough and his Quartet play Monk at the Jazz Standard, $25

10/15, 7:30 PM Andrew Smith, cello and Alfredo Oyaguez Montero, piano play Spanish works by Granados, Turina, Cassado, Falla, Montsalvatge, and Casalsat Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25

10/15, 7:30/9:30 PM intense postbop pianist Gerald Clayton leads his trio at the Jazz Gallery, $25

10/15, 8 PM purist, guitarishly excellent oldschool soul band Miss Tess & the Talkbacks  and bewitching noir Americana chanteuse Eilen Jewell and her amazing band at City Winery, $20 standing room avail

10/16, 8 PM “rising experimental pianist Kelly Moran presents Hallucinations, influenced by states of altered consciousness and their effect on musical processes. The program will feature prepared piano, synthesizers, and recorded electronics in front of video projections,” at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

10/16, 9 PM Carolina Oliveros’ trippy tropicalia band Combo Chimbita – who mash up cumbia, salsa, champeta and a whole bunch of other south of the border styles  open for a very rare US appearance by wild, legendary 1960s/70s Peruvian psychedelic cumbia jamband Los Wemblers at Pioneer Works, $25

10/16, 9:30 PM Chicha Libre spinoff Locobeach play trippy electro-cumbia at Barbes

10/17, 7 PM violinist Eleonore Biezunski and Ukrainian tsimbl (hammered dulciimer) player Pete Rushefsky’s darkly rustic klezmer band the Klezmographers with special guest, haunting chanteuse Zhenya Lopatnik, followed at 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

10/17, 7 PM  Canadian ensemble L’Harmonie des Saisons “presents a program of rarely heard eighteenth-century French music for the pardessus de viole, the crowning glory of the viola da gamba family” at the Americas Society, 680 Park Ave., $20/$10 stud

10/17, 8 PM the new quartet of charming front-porch folk duo Anna & Elizabeth, fiddler/composer Cleek Schrey & viola da gamba player Liam Byrne unveil quietly lush new compositions and reimagine ancient melodies in the rich sonics at the San Damiano Mission, 85 N 15th St, Williamsburg, $15

10/17, 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

 10/17, 8 PM darkly tuneful, intensely focused, noir-tinged guitarist Andre Matos leads his quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

10/17, 8:30 PM Red Molly’s dobro sorceress Abbie Gardner at Pete’s

10/17, 8:30 PM intense, smartly lyrical newgrass/janglerock/parlor pop bandleader Missy Raines and the New Hip at the third stage at the Rockwood, $15

10/17-22, 8:30 PM cellis Okkyung Lee plays with a variety of ensembles at the Stone, $20.Choice pick: opening night, a duo with Nels Cline

 10/17, 9 PM popular newschool Americana/southern soul singer Jessica Lea Mayfield at Baby’s All Right, $15

10/17, 10:30 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, $10

10/18, 6 PM magically intertwining kotos played by Masayo Ishigure + Kyoko Morishima at the Rubin Museu of Art, free w/museum adm

10/18, 7:30 PM trumpeter Brian Lynch and his quintet play Monk at the Jazz Standard, $25

10/18, 7:30/9:30 PM pianist Marta Sanchez leads her quintet playing the album release show for her new one Danza Imposible at the Jazz Gallery, $15

10/18, 8/10:30 PM saxophonist Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life at the Blue Note, $15 standing room avail

10/18, 9 PM wild sax-and-drum dancefloor madness with Moon Hooch at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec. If the club calendar is accurate, they’re here the following night, 10/19 at 8. Avoid the wanky synth player also on the bill, who’s ostensibly opening on the 18th and headlining on the 19th

10/18, 9:30 PM intense, piano-based, Aimee Mann-style literate chamber pop group Elizabeth & the Catapult  play the album release show for their new one at the Poisson Rouge, $12 adv tix rec

10/19, 7 PM Changing Modes – NYC’s funnest, most unpredictable, sharply lyrical new wave art-rock band –  at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

10/19, 7:30 PM hypnotic, kinetic female-fronted Mexican downtempo-trip-hop/folk-pop band Ampersan at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised 

10/19, 7:30 PM the MSM Brass Ensemble play an all-Bartok program at Ades Performance Space at Manhattan School of Music, free

10/19, 7:30 PM night one of the Bric Jazzfest with – in reverse order: the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of nonagenarian EWI player Marshall Allen, hip-hop string ensemble Miles Mosley & the West Coast Get Down, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science,  awesome, purist, guitar-driven oldschool soul/blues crew the Binky Griptite Orchestra, a tuneless mathrock band, a noodly guitarist struggling to find his own style, the funky postbop Mike Casey Trio, a singer who’s halfheartedly trying to blend Indian music and jazz, and purposeful, smart, tuneful saxophonist Sharel Cassity & Elektra  – at Bric Arts, $25 adv tix rec

 10/19, 7:30/9:30 PM feral, wildly improvisational, tuneful pianist Mara Rosenbloom   leads her trio at the Jazz Gallery, $15

10/19-21, 7:30/9:30 PM the Charles Tolliver Tentet plays Monk at the Town Hall 1959 in its entirety at the Jazz Standard, $30

0/19, 8 PM Sephardic band Alhambra followed by Red Baraa spinoff Jina Brass Band playing live bhangra at Barbes

10/19, 8 PM state-of-the-art indie classical string quartet Brooklyn Rider play five new works influenced by Bach, Cage, Zorn, Xenakis, Minor White, and others at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

10/19, 8 PM the Jack Quartet playworks by American composers Natacha Diels, John Zorn, Gloria Coates and Ruth Crawford Seeger at the Miller Theatre, $20 seats avail

10/19, 8:15 PM popular retro C&W/bluegrass/soul singer Dori Freeman at the big room at the Rockwood, $12

10/19, 8:30 PM Binyomin Ginzberg’s boisterous, intense Breslov Bar Band at the Jalopy, $15

10/19. 8:30 PM saxophonist Jeremy Udden’s Plainville – one of NYC’s first and best pastoral jazz outfits – at the Owl, $10

10/19, 9 PM Haakon’s Fault – who mash up stoner boogie, ornate keyboard-driven art-rock and a litle psych-funk – at Arlene’s, $8

10/20, 8 PM Lusterlit play their ominous, noirish literary chamber pop  at Communitea, 11-18 46th Rd., Long Island City, G to 21st/Van Alst

10/20, 5:30 PM charming, thoughtful classic front-porch folk songstress Cordelia Stephens at the American Folk Art Museum

10/20, 7 PM fearlessly relevant latin rock songwriter and protest song connoisseur Ani Cordero leads her band at the CUNY Grad Center auditorium, 365 5th Ave north of 34th St., $25

10/20, 7:30 PM the Mannes Orchestra play Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol; Daugherty: Raise the Roof for Timpani and Orchestra (Jeffrey Kautz, soloist), Grieg: Piano Concerto (Ivan Gusev, soloist) at the Room U100 auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave, free

10/20, 7:30 PM Avenida B play classic LES salsa dura at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

10/20, 7:30 PM the American String Quartet play Zhou Tian: Viaje (Journey), Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 1 and Shostakovich’s harrowing String Quartet No. 7 at Greenfield Hall at Manhattan School of Music, $15/$10 stud/srs

10/20, 7:30 PM night two of the Bric Jazzfest is a mixed bag: some allstars and some real duds. The allstars, in reverse order: violinist Regina Carter reinventing Ella Fitzgerald tunes, the Vijay Iyer Sextet, trumpeter Dave Douglas “Meets the Westerlies,” latin jazz trombonist Papo Vazquez‘s Mighty Pirate Troubadours, haunting Puerto Rican bolero revivalists and Sylvia Rexach reinventors Miramar, and drummer LaFrae Sci + the Groove at Bric Arts, $25 adv tix rec

10/20, 8 PM three scions of important flamenco legacies: Kiki Morente and Alba Molina on vocals accompanied by Juan ‘Habichuela’ on guitar at Drom, $20 adv tix rec

10/20, 8 PM playfully lyrical, fearlessly political superduo Kill Henry Sugar – guitar/banjo mastermind Erik Della Penna and drummer Dean Sharenow –followed at 10 by the intoxicatingly clattering, sintir bass lute fueled Moroccan trance grooves of Innov Gnawa at Barbes

10/20, 8/9:30 PM drummer Dan Weiss leads his trio with Jacob Sacks on piano and Ben Street on bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

10/20, 8 PM Hollywood’s Dan Finnerty leads his savagely hilarious top 40 parody group the Dan Band at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec

10/20, 8 PM chamber ensemble Repast Baroque play music of Couperin and his baroque contemporaries at First Unitarian Church, 119 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights, $30/$20 stud/srs. The program repeats on 10/21 at Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St 

10/20-21, 8:30 PM hauntingly innovative cellist Erik Friedlander at the New School’s Glass Box Performance Space, 55 W 13th St, $20

10/20, 9:30 PM intense, charismatic singer Sami Stevens’ oldschool soul group at the Parkside (the Brooklyn boite at 705 Flatbush Ave between Winthrop and Parkside), free

10/20-21, 8 PM ex-Moody Blues synth player Patrick Moraz plays solo piano at Iridium, $27.50 tix avail. Go figure.

10/20, 8 PM electroacoustic works by Laetitia Radigue performed by  clarinetist Carol Robinson and harpist Rhodri Davies, plus a performance of Radigue’s 2013 piece OCCAM IX by Laetitia Sonami at Issue Project Room, $20

10/20, 8:30 PM intriguing improvisational triangulations: Scott R. Looney – piano; Sarah Bernstein – violin; Reuben Radding – bass at I-Beam, $15

 10/20, 10 PM high-voltage steampunk duo Frenchy & the Punk followed by charismatic folk noir chanteuse Lorraine Leckie at Sidewalk

10/21, 10 AM (in the morning) til 10 AM 10/22 the 24-hour raga festival at the Rubin Museum of Art streaming live at NYC Radio Live 

10/21, 3:30 PM sitar virtuoso Shafaat Khan at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St, 7 to Flushing/Main St., $6

10/21, 4 PM trumpeter Ben Holmes and accordionist Patrick Farrell – two thirds of the fiery Yiddish Art Trio – play new compositions by Patrick Farrell & Ben Holmes followed eventually at 8 by the reputedly amazing  Night Kitchen -Gene Yelin – guitar & vocals Trip Henderson – harmonica; Joanna Sternberg – bass and vocals – playing “Hank Williams, old timey and country” and then at 10 by haunting Puerto Rican bolero revivalists – and Sylvia Rexach reinventors – Miramar a at Barbes

10/21, 7 PM the Cita Rodriguez Orchestra, led by legendary singer El Conde Rodriguez’s daughter/singer and featuring a ton of big names from the golden age of salsa dura, at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, 2 to Grand Concourse, $25. They played Lincoln Center a couple of years back and are amazing live.

10/21, 7 PM legendary, often haunting Hungarian folk group Kaláka Ensemble at Hungarian House,  213 E 82nd St, free

10/21, 7:30 PM the Rosamunde String Quartet with guest cellist Peter Wiley play works by Haydn, Barber and Schubert at Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Place betw 17th/18th, $14

10/21, 7:30 PM night three of the Bric Jazzfest is a mixed bag: some allstars and some real duds. In reverse order: the JBs’ Maceo Parker, a fussy British electro band, postbop trumpeter Theo Croker‘s Escape Velocity, visionary Indian-American saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa‘s Indo-Pak Coalition, guitarist Brandon Ross’ hazy trio Harriet Tubman, soul-funkstress Imani Uzuri‘sWild Cotton, and some peeps who call themselves Butcher (awesome branding, btw) at Bric Arts, $25 adv tix rec

10/21,  7:30 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play with soloist Tosca Opdam, violin play Berlioz – Roman Carnival Overture; Sibelius – Violin Concerto; Beethoven – Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 W 66th St., $15 sug don, reception to follow

 10/21, 7:30 PM, repeating on 10/22 at 5  Lissa Moira directs Paul Kirby’s new song cycle about UN Secretary-General and peace crusader Dag Hammarskjold’s struggles, Night of the Secretary General, at Our Saviour’s Atonement, 178 Bennett Ave (one block west of Broadway at 189th St), free

10/21, 8 PM haunting, slinky Middle Easten compositions by Mohammed Abdel-Wahab, Wadi ElSafi, Zakariyya Ahmed, Sayyed Makkawi, and Farid Alatrash performed by allstars George Ziadeh on oud, Tareq Abboushi on buzuq and Firas Zriek on kanun at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud

10/21, 8 PM multi-generational Afro-Venezuelan soul, traditional rhythms and dances with Betsayda Machado and La Parranda El Clavo  at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 srs/, ages 13-19 free w/ID

10/21, 8 PM eclectic Americana/C&W rock band Spuyten Duyvil and newgrass jamband Man About a Horse at the Jalopy, $10

10/21, 8:30 PM Afrobeat dancefloor jammers Ikebe Shakedown play the album release show for their new one at Union Pool, $12

10/21, 9ish deviously lyrical, historically spot-on, cleverly sultry oldtimey/Americana songwriter/bandleader Robin Aigner  followed by high-voltage oldtimey barrelhouse swing group the 4th St. Nite Owls at Freddy’s

10/22, 2 PM fearless, badass, lyrically brilliant janglerock songwriter Linda Draper at Sunnyvale, $8

10/22, 2 PM pianist Ádám György plays works by Chopin and Liszt at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $12 seats avail

10/22, 3  PM cinematic music by violinist Carlo Nicolau along with post-industrial projections by video artist Vanessa Garcia Lembo at the Queens Museum in Crotona Park, free

10/22, 3 PM irrepressible trumpeter Steven Bernstein leads an allstar 14-piece band with Marc Cary on piano, Luis Bonilla on trombone, Marika Hughes on cello and more at the Town Hall, “revisiting Coretta Scott King’s Freedom Concerts,  a milestone collaboration between Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo,  and cantor Moishe Oysher’s anti-Nazi fundraising rally,” $27 tix avail. at the box office

 10/22, 3 PM the Circe Trio: Isabel Fairbanks (cellist), Laura Kay (soprano) and Zach Mo (pianist) play works by Andre Previn, Mozart, Amy Beach and others at the art gallery at the 92nd St. Y, free

10/22, 4 PM violinist Rolf Schulte and pianist Nicolas Namoradze perform works by Medtner, Debussy, and Schumann.at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

10/22, 7 PM spine-tingling, darkly mystical art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop songwriter Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – at Pangea

10/22, 7 PM Jane Lecroy’s edgy, intensely lyrical punkish cello-rock band Ohmslice at 389 Melrose St., Bushwick

 10/22, 8/9:30 PM ethereal, raptly haunting singer Sara Serpa leads a trio with Kris Davis on piano and Chris Tordini on bass at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

10/23, 7 PM Kacy & Clayton – who sound like a 60s Laurel Canyon psychedelic version of Jenifer Jackson at the Mercury, $15  

10/23, 7 PM a benefit for Puerto Rico with the Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band with  many special guests: trumpeter Jimmy Owens, pianist Larry Harlow, Fania All Star Eddie Montalvo and more at the Poisson Rouge, $25 gen adm

10/23, 7:30 PM  the Shanghai Quartet play works by Bridge, Zhou Long and Dvořák / String Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 51 at Music Mondays, Advent Church, northwest corner of 93rd and Broadway, free 

10/24, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6 clarinetist Vasko Dukovski and bass clarinetist Joshua Rubin play works by John Zorn, Peter Eotvos and more at the Miller Theatre, free

10/24-25, 7:30/9:30 PM fearlessly intense postbop saxophonist Azar Lawrence leads his quintet with Steve Turre on trombone and shells at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/24, 7:30 PM pianist Sara Davis Buechner plays works by Mozart, Chopin, and her arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody No.2. at the Baruch Performing Arts Cente, 25th St. btw Lex/3rd Ave, free

10/24, 7:30 PM allstar wind ensemble Windscape with special guest Margaret Kampmeier, piano play works by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin at Greenfield Hall at Manhattan School of Music, free

10/24, 8 PM violinist Elmira Darvarova and French harpist Melanie Genin play French works for violin and harp by by Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Ibert, Messiaen, Marais, Berthomieu, and others at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St., free

10/24, 9ish trippy, hypnotically enveloping EWI and ambient electronics from baritone sax mastermind Moist Paula Henderson at Troost

10/24. 9 PM cinematic Quincy Jones-style B3 gutbucket organ jazz with Underground System’s Colin Brown and his band at Freddy’s

10/25, 7 PM improvisational cinematic duo the Flushing Remonstrance – Catherine Cramer (percussion) and Robert Kennedy (keyboards, electronics, voice) play their original live score to F.W. Murnau’s classic 1922 film Nosferatu at Shapeshifter Lab, $10 

10/25, 7 PM pianist Taka Kigawa plays works by Berio, Galuppi and Marco Stroppa at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave north of 116th St., free

10/25, 8 PM Brooklyn’s funnest band, psychedelic organ-driven Middle Eastern-tinged surf rock trio Hearing Things at Barbes

10/25, 8 PM percussionist James Shipp and trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis jam out at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

10/25, 9 PM oldschool-style high plains C&W singer Hope Debates & North 40 at Bar Chord

10/25, 10 PM sardonically catchy indie jangler Pujol (say it in Spanish, haha) at Alphaville, $10

10/25, 10:30 PM purist oldtimey acoustic folk revivialist Willie Watson at Rough Trade, $20. His show the following night at the Mercury is sold out

10/26, 7:30 PM this era’s most spellbinding oldschool country singer, Laura Cantrell at Sid Gold’s Request Room, 165 W 26th St (6/7th Aves), $10

10/26, 8 PM the annual oud summit at Barbes, watch this space!

10/26, 8ish the intoxicatingly clattering, sintir bass lute fueled Moroccan trance grooves of Innov Gnawa at the Owl, $10

10/26, 8 PM irrepressible bass saxophonist/compose Stefan Zeniuk of low register-loving psycho mambo band Gato Loco play mambos with his new outfit Green Mambo at Threes Brewing, 113 Franklin St. off Kent in Greenpoint, free

10/26, 8 PM singers Ka Baird and Byron Westbrook lead their respective new-music ensembles at Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring St., $15

10/26, 8:30 PM singers Eleonore Biezunski & Lauren Brody’s Yerushe Yiddish women’s folksong project at the Jalopy, $15

10/26, 9 PM darkly lyrical Americana songwriting great James McMurtry at Hill Country, $25, could be kinda intimate and cool or pure hell

10/26, 9 PM Carolina Oliveros’ trippy tropicalia band Combo Chimbita, who mash up cumbia, salsa, champeta and a whole bunch of other south of the border styles followed by psychedelic funk and Afrobeat with the People’s Champs at C’Mon Everybody, $12

10/26, 9 PM hot 20s swing with trumpeter Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast Hall

10/26, 10ish west village reggae legend Chukka Riddim at the Bitter End. He’s been around forever, you are destined to see him

10/26, 10:30 PM cleverly lyrical, murderously witty murder ballad/chamber pop allstars Charming Disaster. at Pete’s

10/26, 11 PM lyrically brilliant lit-rocker Tris McCall – hard at work on his fifty-state Almanac song cycle – at the small room at the Rockwood

10/27, 3 PM the Mannes Orchestra play Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony at the New School U100 auditorium, 63 5th Ave., free

10/27, 5:30 PM interesting original delta blues guitarist Rust Dust followed eventually at 6:30 by darkly theatrical cello rocker Meaghan Burke at the American Folk Art Museum

10/27, 7 PM rippling Indian santoor star Sandip Chatterjee with percussionist  Subhajyoti Guha at the Rubin Museum of Art, $25

10/27, 7:30 PM, repeating on 10/28 at 8:30 PM the reliably entertaining, adventurous Chelsea Symphony perform Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony. Friday’s concert features soloist Alicia Furey performing Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1; Saturday’s concert features Jessica Lightfoot on Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 for Violin and Anna Keelin Fitzgerald performing Weber’s Concerto for Bassoon. Both concerts open with a world premiere by composer Aaron Dai,  at St. Paul’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20 sugg don

10/27,  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

10/27, 8 PM cinematic, plaintively sardonic composer/violinist and one-man band Christopher Tignor at Alphaville, $10

10/27, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Either/Or play a memorial concert for Romanian composer Ana-Maria Avram at Issue Project Room, $15/$12 stud/srs

10/27-28, 8:30 MPM haunting pan-Asian avant-jazz songstress/composer Jen Shyu at the New School’s Glass Box Performance Space, 55 W 13th St, $20

10/27, 8:30 PM solo electroacoustic sets by drummer/sound artist Angus Tarnawsky, Kamron Saniee  and multimedia artist Rose Kallal, then at around quarter to 11 they join forces and jam at Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring St.

10/27, 9ish bouncily menacing French noir surf/new wave band La Femme at Warsaw, $20 tix avail. at the Knitting Factory ticket window, don’t buy em online because you’ll get ripped off. 

10/27, 9 PM eclectic, electric C&W/blues band the Jug Addicts  at Bar Chord

10/27, 10:30 PM funky, lyrically intense dark folk jamband the Sometime Boys– with the riveting Sarah Mucho on vocals – at Freddy’s

10/28, 6 PM incomparable country/jazz/janglerock icon Amy Allison with pianist Lee Feldman at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

10/28, 6 PM a good Halloween weekend act: menacing female-fronted art-rock/doom metal band Ruby the Hatchet at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

10/28, 7 PM ska and punk in reverse order at Bowery Electric: Mephiskapheles, the Hub City Stompers and 45 Adapters, $20

10/28, 7 PM Long Gone West play brooding Lynchian Americana and Orbisonian rock at Branded Saloon 

10/28, 7:30 PM celebrated musical artists from South Korea, including Lee Tae-Baek (ajaeng), Yun Jin-Chul (pansori singer), Yi Ji-Young (gayageum), You Kyung-Hwa (janngu/cheolhyeongeum), Kwak Soo-Eun (25-String gayageum) and Lee Young-Sub (daegeum flute) at Merkin Concert Hall, $30 tix avail

 10/28, 7:30 PM pianist Vladimir Feltsman plays Moussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition plus works by Brahms at Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Place betw 17th/18th, $14

10/28, 8 PM wryly funny, psychedelic covers of 60s Russian pop with the Eastern Blokhedz – who specialize in the catalog of legendary Polish singer Edita Piaha – at Barbes

10/28, 8 PM early music chorale the Orlando Consort sing the “Loire Valley in Song” at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th St, $30 tix avail

10/28, 8:30 PM massive shapeshifting improvisational big band jazz – the CMS Improvisers Orchestra led by Karl Berger play their 99th concert, with special guest, the charismatic Min Xiao-Fen on pipa and vocals at El Taller Cultural Community Center, 215 E 99th St, $20./$15 stud

10/28, 10 PM unpredictably fun, funny psychedelic art-rock band the Academy Blues Project play songs from the Big Lebowski soundtrack at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

10/28, 10 PM ferociously dynamic, tuneful, female-fronted power trio Castle Black  at Lantern Hall, 52 Harrison Pl., Bushwick, free, L to Morgan Ave

10/28, 10 PM funny, growly oldschool soul/Americana band the Hooten Hollers at Hill Country. They’re also at the downtown Brooklyn branch on 11/30 at 9.

10/28, 11 PM Zuli – a one -man Badfinger – at Murmur Ballroom, 17 Eastern Pkwy, Ft. Greene, $12. There’s no 2/3 train between Manhattan and Brooklyn this weekend so it’s a bit of a hike to the closest train, the C at Clinton-Washington, $12

10/29, 3 PM Sheng-Ching Hsu, violin; Maren Ro Rothfritz, viola; Ben Larson,cello Daniel Epstein, piano play works by Tania Leon, Robert Sirota and Brahms at Concerts on the Slope, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place downhill from 7th Ave, sugg don

 10/29, 4 PM the American Brass Quintet perform an eclectic program of consort music of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, canons of the 16th century, and contemporary works by Steven Franklin at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

10/29, 7 PM this year’s best Halloween show is at Barbes where darkly careening guitarist Tom Csatari‘s large-ensemble Americana jazz project Uncivilized  plays Twin Peaks themes, followed at 9:30 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

10/29, 7:30 PM the New York Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto and Eroica Symphony at Merkin Concert Hall, $30 tix avail

10/29, 8 PM wry Swedish garage rock vets Stupidity, trash-garage guitar maven Palmyra Delran, and powerpop supergroup the Split Squad at Bowery Electric, $15

10/29. 8 PM careeningly intense gutter blues bandleader Breanna Barbara  followed by hypnotic psychedelic/spacerock band the Heaters at Baby’s All Right, $12

10/29, 9 PM creepy Americana hellraiser duo the Tall Pines at at Muchmore’s

 10/30, 6 PM Oscar Wilde’s kid sister was the “pet of the house;” she died at nine of a brain aneurysm. Kari Swenson Riely stars in Isola, with text by Oscar and his mom and a live score by pensive, atmospheric soprano saxophonist David Aaron. Followed by a brief set with his quartet Flip City at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

10/30, 7 PM intense, cinematic lapsteel virtuoso Raphael McGregor and probably some of his Brain Cloud western swing bandmates, followed at 9:30ish by  haunting, powerful Afro-Colombian trance choir Bulla en El Barrio at Barbes 

10/30. 7 PM Juilliard’s new music ensemble Axium play  an all-Jacob Druckman program at Alice Tully Hall, free

10/30, 7:30 PM Alpine klezmer band the Niftys at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St., free, rsvp req 

10/30, 10 PM fiery jazz violinist/composer Zach Brock at the small room at the Rockwood

10/31, 6-9 PM trumpeter Pam Fleming’s colorful Halloween project, the Dead Zombie Band play a free show on Waverly Ave., between Willoughby and DeKalb Ave. in Ft. Greene

10/31, 6 PM New Aires Tango play a Halloween show with classic Argentine tango, boleros and Cuban tunes at Cornelia St. Cafe, $15 + $10 min

10/31, 7:30/9:30 PM Scott Robinson’s sextet the Hellotones with drummer Matt Wilson,trombonist Frank Lacy and Gary Versace on piano and organ play a Halloween show at the Jazz Standard, $25

10/31, 8 PM a very rare performance of Philip Glass’ minimalist masterpiece Music With Changing Parts by Slovakia’s Cluster Ensemble at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

10/31, 8:30 PM this year’s ultimate Halloween show: spine-tingling art-rock/avant-garde/chamber pop songwriter Carol Lipnik – pretty much everybody’s choice for best singer in all of NYC – unveils her creepy, mystical new suite Songs From a Stone Tower at Bar Lunatico

 10/31, 9ish the original creepy circus punks, World Inferno at Warsaw, $25 tix avail. at the Knitting Factory ticket window, don’t buy online unless you want to get screwed

10/31, 9:30 PM careening, charismatic, lyrically-fueled soul-rockers No Ice – arguably Brooklyn’s best band  at the Mercury, $10

10/31, 10 PM wild string metal faves Stratospheerius at Shrine

11/1, 1 PM clarinetist Sam Boutris and ensemble play a program tba at the Greene Space, free, rsvp req 

11/1, 9 PM catchy Connecticut newgrass/Americana band Plywood Cowboy at the Bitter End 

11/2, 8 PM a rare US show by eerie Japanese freak-folk pioneer Kazuki Tomokawa, the “screaming philosopher” of the 1970s Tokyo avant garde underground at Greene Naftali, 508 W 26th St, $20

11/3, 8 PM Xander Naylor plays from his creepily squirrelly new guitar-and-efx album at Greenpoint Gallery, 390 McGuinness Blvd., G to Greenpoint Ave.

11/5, 4 PM the release show for rising indie designer Mary Symczak’s classy Fall women’s collection with live jazz from bassist Jeon Lim Yang‘s group and a performance by the Mari Meade Dance Company at Barbes, free. Followed at 7 by state-of-the-art postbop guitarist Will Bernard  leading a Billy Strayhorn tribute and then at 9:30ish by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel

11/7, 8 PM the incomparable, lush, eclectic Jenifer Jackson – a connoisseur of Americana, Beatlesque janglerock, bossa nova and Texas noir – at the Owl

11/8, 7 PM pianist Javor Bracic plays Chopin waltxes, mazurkas and more at the Bulgarian Consulate, 221 E 62nd St, free

11/9, 7:30 PM torchy singer Jennifer Charles’ and guitar mastermind Oren Bloedow’s long-running art-rock/noir band Elysian Fields in their similarly haunting psychedelic Sephardic folk disguise, La Mar Enfortunada at the Jewish Museum,1109 5th Ave at 92nd St,  $18/$15 stud/srs

11/10, 8 PM elegant, sharply lyrical parlor pop stylist Heather Eatman, crystalline-voiced noir Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss  and dark Americana guy/girl harmony duo the Tall Pines at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

11/18, 8 PM haunting minimalist/cinematic multi-keyboardist Dominique Lawalrée at the San Damiano Mission, 85 N 15th St, Williamsburg, $20

11/18, 8 PM Athens’ #1 gangster hash-smoking 1920s/30s style rebetiko music band, Rebetiki Istoria at Roulette, $25

11/20, 7:30 PM Trident Ensemble with Miranda Cuckson, violin and Raman Ramakrishnan, cello play Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Also on the bill: vocal works  by Pérotin, Francis Poulenc, Arvo Pärt, Mariano Garau at Music Mondays, Advent Church, northwest corner of 93rd and Broadway, free 

12/2, 8 PM Gamelan Kusuma Laras with Javanese gamelan luminaries Darsono Hadiraharjo, “the best young Javanese gamelan player of his generation;” master musician Midiyanto; and rising star singer Heni Savitri; at Roulette, $25

New York City and Brooklyn Live Music Calendar for October and November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays at 8-ish, amazing, psychedelic instrumentalists Sandcatchers – who blend cinematic, pastoral Americana and Middle Eastern themes – at Cheryl’s Restaurant, 236 Underhill Ave. (Eastern Pkwy/Lincoln Pl.) in Ft. Greene. Closest train is actually the 2/3 to Brooklyn Museum.

Wednesdays at 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 October at 10ish darkly rustic Brazilian rainforest folk (and John Zorn covers) with Forro in the Dark at Nublu 151, 151 Ave. C

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/1, 4 PM composer/accordionist Michael Hearst’s Songs About Extraordinary People  – including the Iceman found more or less intact after 5300 years entombed in ice, and Marie Curie, whose radioactive notebooks are still lethal – followed at 8 by the all-star Barbes Baglama Orchestra playing Turkish and Greek classics and then at 10 by epic ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes

10/1, 6 PM Bern & the Brights – who started out as a stark chamber pop band before moving t catchy ska and reggae-influenced grooves – Desir Decir and powerhouse oldschool soul band the One and Nines – NJ’s counterpart to Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – play a benefit for Syrian refugees on the roof at Porta, 135 Newark Ave., Jersey City, sugg don, all proceeds to refugee relief

10/1, 7 PM Bobby Radcliff – the rare blues guitarist who plays a ton of notes but doesn’t waste them, sort of a funkier Stevie Ray Vaughan – with his trio at Terra Blues

10/1, 7:30 PM David Broome & Leah Asher present an evening of compositions and improvisations for violin and keyboards with special guests Meaghan Burke (cello) and Jennifer Torrence (percussion) at the Firehouse Space, $10

10/1-2, Steve Wilson and Wilsonian’s Grain with Wilson on alto sax plus Orrin Evans on piano, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/1, 8 PM sardonically funny Beatlesque/Costelloesque powerpop songwriter Walter Ego playing his bday show followed by snarling southwestern gothic band the Downward Dogs‘ frontman Joe Yoga at Sidewalk

10/1, 8 PM Zlatne Uste, NYC’s first and arguably most deeply authentic, explosive Balkan brass band and the similarly fiery, hard-grooving Tipsy Oxcart at Drom, $15 adv tix rec. Followed in the same vein at 11:30 (separate $15 adv tix adm) by Inspector Gadje & spectacular clarinet virtuoso Ismail Lumanovski

10/1, 8 PM nimitable, distantly ominous Japanese psychedelic folk/art-rock band Kikagaku Moyo at at Berlin, $12

10/1, 8 PM Malian desert rock guitar shredder Vieux Farka Toure (son of Ali) at the Poisson Rouge, $30 adv tix rec

10/1, 8 PM lyrical, soaring alt-country multi-instrumentalist/bandleader Alana Amram & the Rough Gems at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec. Followed at 11 ($10 separate adv tix adm) by the fiery, dramatic, art-rock sounds of Xenia Rubinos

10/1, 8 PM wildly eclectic dub/reggae/tropical/psychedelic funk band Delsonido at SOB’s, $10 adv tix rec 

10/1, 8:30 PM the husband-wife duo of violin maestro R. Kumaresh and veena (lute) virtuoso Jayanthi Kumaresh play classical Indian music at Symphony Space, $28 adv tix rec

10/1 Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 with the savagely Link Wray-inspired Howlin Thurstons, at 10 the purist reverbtoned Strange but Surf, at 11 cinematic soundtrack instrumentalists/surf rockers the Tarantinos NYC and El Muchacho, whoever he is, a little past midnight.

10/1, 9 PM torchy, intense, literate, charismatic oldtimey ukelele siren/songwriter Kelli Rae Powell followed by the mighty, historically-inspired, brilliantly lyrical folk orchestra M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy, $10

10/1, 9 PM oldtimey country blues singer Little Helen Rose followed eventually at 11 by chamber pop band Stills – the missing link between the Handsome Family and, say, Elliott Smith – at Union Hall, $10

10/1, 9 PM the So So Glos open for ageless first-wave British punk-popsters the Vibrators at Bowery Electric, $18

10/1, 9 PM irrepressibly brilliant, paradigm-shifting accordionist Guy Klucevsek plays the dvd release for his new one with Todd Reynolds (violin), Kamala Sankaram (soprano), and Phillip Bush (piano) at Spectrum, $15

10/1, 9ish witchy tarantella jams with Alessandra Belloni & I Giullari dii Piazza at Mehanata

10/1, 10 PM smart, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly at the small room at the Rockwood

10/1, 10 PM torchy oldtimey swing band Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at St. Mazie’s

10/1, 10:30 PM funny, explosive oldschool style punk rockers the Live Ones at Hank’s, note $7 cover

10/2, 1:30 PM the Hai Tien Chorus joins forces with the Taipei Harmonic Chorus for a rare, titanic performance of Taiwanese music for choir at Flushing Town Hall, $10

10/2, 6 PM pianist Angelica Sanchez with Omar Tamez, Guillermo Gregorio and Maria Grand at Downtown Music Gallery

10/2, 7 PM Jack Petruzzelli and Cameron Greider reinvent Ravel and Bartok via electric guitar arrangements, mixed with originals and improvisation followed at 9 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

10/2, 7:30 PM Czech art-rock cult favorites Please the Trees at Bowery Electric, $10. The following night, 10/3 they’re at Union Hall at 8 for two bucks more.

10/2, 7 PM this era’s most cutting-edge, politically relevant large jazz ensemble,Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society play their brand-new conspiracy theory-themed album Real Enemies – contender for best of 2016 – in its entirety at National Sawdust, $30

10/2, 8 PM anthemic goth-tinged stadium rockers Heaven’s Gate at Alphaville, $8

10/2, 9ish Balkan singer Sarah Small’s hauntingly mesmerizing avant-folk trio Hydra and brilliant psychedelic desert rock/cantorial art-rock band Sway Machinery reprise their transcendent, psychedelic collaboration at Joe’s Pub this past summer with a show at Nublu 151, 151 Ave. C. $10 adv tix avail. at the Poisson Rouge box ofc.

10/2, 11 PM intricate, intense, diverse jazz/soundtrack/Americana violinist/composer Skye Steele and the More Light band with Karlie Bruce on vox at the small room at the Rockwood. They’re back here on 10/23 at 11 followed at midnight by magically luminescent pastoral jazz group Bryan and the Aardvarks

10/3, 7 PM the eclectic, ambitious Ryan Carraher Group – who range from starlit microtonalisms to funkier guitar-fueled tangents to blustery postbop – at Shapeshifter Lab

10/3, 8:30 PM enigmatic, psychedelically, distantly Lynchian soul bandleader Ivy Meissner at Pete’s

10/4 pyrotechnic alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa‘s Parker tribute, Bird Calls, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

10/4, 7:30 PM 60s jug band legends Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur, still going strong, at Joe’s Pub, $30. Followed at 9:30 by eclectic third-stream jazz pianist Laila Biali and her group ($15 separate adm)

10/4, 7:30 PM the MSM Philharmonia play Haydn, Symphony No.85 in B-flat Major, Hob.I:85 (“La Reine”); Stravinsky, symphony of Wind Instruments (1947 version); Beethoven, Symphony No.7 in A Major, Op.92 at Niedorf Hall at Manhattan School of Music, free

10/4-9, 8/10 PM klezmer clarinet powerhouse David Krakauer plays with a variety of ensembles at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: opening night, 8 PM: Krakauer with a string section

10/4, 8 PM deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band at Radegast Hall

10/4-9, 8:30/10 PM pastoral noir jazz guitar icon Bill Frisell  leads a tiro with Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail. 12/11-16 he’s back with Petra Haden singing plus Thomas Morgan on bass and Rudy Royston on drums.

10/4, 9:30 PM soaring, hypnotic, riveting Middle Eastern/Balkan jazz singer Christine Karam with a fantastic band:  Ismail Lumanovski, clarinet;  Alon Yavnai, piano;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Satoshi Takeishi, percussion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink 

10/5, 7 PM sizzling violin-driven tarantella/Romany string band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at the Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec

10/5, 7:30 PM IMJS Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives stages a celebration of the the work of pioneering Japanese koto virtuoso Michio Miyagi plus works by Tadao Sawai and Dai Fujikura at Merkin Concert Hall, free, early arrival advised

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

10/5, 9 PM kinetic Americana songwriter Kaia Kater, blues duo Miss Jubilee & Ethan Leinwandriveting, soaring singer/guitarist Julia Patinella – equally adept at flamenco and haunting Sicilian sounds –& special guests at the Jalopy, free. 10/6, 8ish Patinella is at the Owl; 10/10 at 9:30 she’s at the third room at the Rockwood for $10; 10/26 at 10:30 she’s at Manhattan Inn, $10 adv tix avail at the Poisson Rouge box ofc

10/5, 10 PM chamber Americana chanteuse Sara Watkins takes a break from her fam with her own band at Bowery Ballroom, $20 adv tix rec

10/6, 1 PM NYC’s only black bluegrass band – who also happen to be one of NYC’s best bluegrass and oldtime Americana crews – the Ebony Hillbillies at Trinity Church, free

10/6, 7 PM enterprising indie classical chamber group American Contemporary Music Ensemble play play “Nordic noir” compositions by music by Danish composers Frans Bak, Ejnar Kanding, & MBD73 (aka Carsten Bo Eriksen) at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

10/6, 7 PM the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble celebrates the work of 18th century renaissance man/African-American composer Chevalier de St.-Georges plus works by Haydn and Gossec at the Greene Space, free but rsvp req

10/6, 7 PM scampering, kinetic Middle Eastern jazz with Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol & Whatsnext featuring ex Miles Davis alto sax great Dave Liebman at Joe’s Pub, $20

10/6, 7:30 PM darkly intense Balkan/klezmer trumpeter Ben Holmes leads his band at the Jalopy, $15

10/6, 7:30 PM massive North African/Middle Eastern folk orchestra Ifrika at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

10/6-9 four-string legend Rufus Reid leads a quartet with Yosvany Terry on alto sax, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/6, 8 PM explosive psychedelic rembetiko metal band Greek Judas at Barbes

10/6, 8 PM charismatic, sultry, torchy Americana songwriter/chanteuse Julia Haltigan and her fiery band  at Bowery Electric, $10

10/6, 8 PM the Parthenia Viol Consort play “royal and devotional music from the Stuart and Tudor Courts” at Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St, $25 tix avail

10/6, 8 PM gritty LA gutter blues duo 7horse – the guys responsible for the hit A Friend with Weed – at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

10/6, 8/9:30 PM state-of-the-art tuneful postbop tenor saxophonist John Ellis with similarly lyrical pianist Gerald Clayton at Mezzrow, $20

10/6, 8:30 PM legendary, unstoppable dark glamrock bandleader Ian Hunter – probably the closest thing to Bowie we have left – at the Bell House, $30 adv tix rec

10/6, 8:30 PM ambitious, smart, noir-inclined tenor sxophonist Patrick Cornelius with Jared Gold on organ at the Bar Next Door

10/6, 9 PM hauntingly atmospheric female-fronted art-rockers Arc Iris at Rough Trade, $12 adv tix rec

10/6. 9 PM eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette‘s Mighty Grinders followed at 10 by wry  southwestern gothic and oldschool C&W bandleader Jack Grace at Bar Chord

10/6, 9 PM perennially tuneful, Monk-influenced, witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester plays live soundtracks to silent film TBA at Spectrum, $15. 10/26, 8 PM he leads a quartet at Barbes

10/6, 9 PM  hot 20s swing with trumpeter Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Radegast Hall

10/6, 9:30  PM thoughtful alto saxophonist Caroline Davis with an excellent band: Julian Shore, piano;  Tamir Shmerling, bass;  Jay Sawyer, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink

10/6, 11 PM lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk noir art-rock band Kotorino at Union  Hall, $10

10/7, 7 PM violinist Ben Sutin’s high-voltage, eclectic klezmer jamband Klazz-Ma-Tazz at Silvana

10/7, 7 PM early music ensemble New Vintage Baroque with composer collective Oracle Hysterical play a Grimm’s Fairy Tale-inspired program TBA at National Sawdust, $30 adv tix avail

10/7, 7 PK Kris Wettstein aka A Microscope improvising nebulously minimalist interludes on mystical themes a at Spectrum, $15

10/7, 7 PM the Brooklyn Art Song Society explore late German Romanticism with a program TBA at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepoint St., downtown Brooklyn, $25

10/7, 7:30 PM Locobeach (the new psychedelic cumbia/southwestern gothic collaboration between Chicha Libre and Los Crema Paraiso) folllowed by intense, piano-based, Aimee Mann-style literate chamber pop group Elizabeth & the Catapult at the Owl

10/7, 7:30 PM jazz piano titan Marc Cary does his funky Fender Rhodes thing at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

10/7, 8 PM torchy, lyrically smashing original female-fronted oldtimey swing crew the Fascinators at Sidewalk

10/7, 8 PM a rare NYC appearances by SoCal Russian surf/ska punk band the Red Elvises at Drom, $20 adv tix rec

10/7, 8 PM comedy-rock guy Jonathan Coulton – sort of a less edgy Walter Ego – at the Bell House, $30

10/7, 8 PM South Indian classical violin maestro Ganesh Rajagopalan plays a meditative concert at Roulette, $30

10/7-8, 8 PM repeating 10/8 at 3 PM Martin Halpern‘s witty new vintage baseball-themed opera What the Babe Said at Davenport Theater Complex, 354 W 45th Street (between 8th & 9th Aves), $22

10/7, 9 PM eclectic, female-fronted border rock/psychedelic cumbia/funk/rock en Espanol band La Santa Cecilia at SOB’s, $20

10/7, 9 PM the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass and catchy, eclectic Underground Horns at Radegast Hall. They’re also here on 10/22 at 3.

10/7, 9 PM exotic surf rock band the Vibro-jets – a Sea Devils spinoff – at Troost

10/7, 10:30 PM mighty ten-piece horn-driven Austin oldschool soul band the Nightowls at Union Hall, $8

10/7, 9:30 PM indie/postrock/chamber pop band Joan of Arc  at the Knitting Factory, $15 gen adm

10/7, 10 PM the most monstrously creepy noir twang instrumental band on the planet, Big Lazy at Barbes

10/7, 10 PM ferociously catchy. fearlessly populiat ska-punk/latin rock band Outernational at the Delancey, $10

10/7, 10 PM cinematic guitarist Pat Irwin (ex-Raybeats, B52s) leads his power trio w/ Sasha Dobson on drums and Daria Grace on bass at Sunny’s

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

10/7, midnightish charismatic ex-Spanglish Fly frontwoman Erica Ramos’ exciting latin soul band, Fulaso at Nublu

10/8, 7:30 PM great Turkish saxophonist Hüsnü Şenlendirici at Drom with his band, $30 adv tix rec

10/8. 7:30 PM Sharq Attack with Marandi Hostetter, 5 string violin; Brian Prunka, oud; John Murchison, double bass and Philip Mayer, percussion jam out classic Middle Eastesrn themes at the Owl

10/8, 7:30 PM incomparable country/jazz/janglerock icon Amy Allison with Lee Feldman on piano at Dixon Place. Briliant new material! Devastatingly funny between-song banter!

10/8, 8 PM firebrand, brilliantly lyrical noir blues rockers LJ Murphy and his ferocious band the Accomplices followed by Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band playing their hard-charging, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir at 9, at Sidewalk

10/8, 8 PM  energetic acoustic Veracruz-style folk-punk band Radio Jarocho followed at 10 by Yotoco playing a melange of salsa, Afro-Cuban rumba, boleros, and cumbia at Barbes. Yotoco are also here on 10/17 at 9:30 ish

10/8, 8 PM the Glenn Branca Ensemble, conducted by the composer, play The Light (for David), written for David Bowie, plus a revised version of Branca’s assaultive 1981 guitar piece The Third Ascension at Roulette, $30 adv tix rec  

10/8, 8 PM the Vocalis Chamber Choir perform music of Ola Gjello including his choral and piano works featuring Tenebrae and Voces8. The program also includes a cappella works by Gerald Finzi, Arvo Part, Frank Ticheli, Caroline Mallonee, Rene Clausen and others at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

10/8, 8:30 PM edgy, lyrical guitarist Tony Moreno plays the album release for his new one with Marc Mommaas, Ron Horton, Jean-Michel Pilc and Ugonna Okegwo at 55 Bar, $20 incl. copy of their new double cd

10/8, 9 PM smart, lyrically vivid psychedelic chamber pop/art-rock singer Jennifer Hall followed by darkly ornate, goth-tinged art-rockers Overlord playing the album release how for their new one at Union Hall, $10

10/8, 9 PM intense charismatic danceable metal cumbia/skaragga/latin rockers Escarioka at Mehanata

10/8, 9 PM noir soul crooner/bandleader Nick Waterhouse at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $15 adv tix rec

10/8. 9 PM bass goddess Felice Rosser’s ageless reggae-rock-groove band Faith followed by guitarist Richard Lloyd of Television at Bowery Electric,

10/8, 10 PM edgy, intense Romany/circus rock/noir cabaret band Yula and the Extended Family at the big room at the Rockwood

10/8. 10 PM the darkly dramatic, bandoneon-fueled Ariel Iud Tango Quartet at Caffe Vivaldi

10/8, 11 PM hilarious one-man band Tattoo Money with his twisted hip-hop tales of NYC nightlife, sizzling bluesy guitar and psychedelic, funky keys, at the Way Station 

10/8, midnight psychedelic, dub-inflected tenor saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin‘s Wonderland feat. Husnu Senlendirici at Nublu 151, 151 Ave. C.

10/9, 11AM ish exhilarating klezmer/latin/cumbia jamband Metropolitan Klezmer at West End Collegiate Church, 245 W 77th St @West End Ave, free, brunch food available. 10/29 they’re at the Ghouls & Gourds Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, time tba

10/9, 3 PM a rare pyrotechnic duo performance by John Zorn on alto sax with drummer sage Milford Graves at the Vanguard, $30

10/9, 8:30/10 PM noir-inclined bassist Michael Blanco plays the album release show for his reputedly excellent new one with John Ellis, tenor sax;  Lage Lund, guitar;  Clarence Penn, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink 

10/9, 8:30 PM String Noise, cinematic, plaintively sardonic composer/violinist Christopher Tignor and fascinating, kinetic electroacoustic sound sculptures with Sontag Shogun – who do very cool things with water sounds, among other textures – at Trans-Pecos, $10 adv tix avail. at the Poisson Rouge box office

10/9, 9ish Jamie Kilstein and the Agenda – the Joe Strummer of psychedelic funk – at Berlin, $8

10/9, 9 PM jangly Steve Wynn-esque paisley underground rockers Girls on Grass at the Treehouse at 2A

10/10, 5:30 PM the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble play works by emerging composers Emily Cooley, Nick DiBerardino, and Rene Orth rat the Miller Theatre, free

10/10, 7 PM a rare NYC return appearance by hauntingly lyrical noir rock/Nashville gothic songwriter Ben de la Cour at the small room at the Rockwood

10/10-16, 8/10 PM multi-keyboardist Brian Marsella plays with a variety of ensemble at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: both Friday sets on 10/14, the album release shows with his ten-piece big band Imaginarium

10/10, 8:30 PM luminous, astonishingly eclectic, wickedly tuneful cello-rock badass Serena Jost at the third room at the Rockwood, $10.

10/10, 8:45ish dynamic, subtle ex-Mariachi Flor de Toloache singer Maya Lazaro – now working a simmering oldschool soul sound – at Berlin, $10

10/10, 9:30 PM exhilarating sarod duo Amaan & Ayaan Ali Bangash with classical violin star Elmira Darvarova at Joe’s Pub, $20

10/11, 7 PM the brand-new Brooklyn Raga Jazz Massive at Bric Arts, free w/rsvp

10/11, 7 PM tuneful pastoral jazz guitarist Cameron Mizell leads his group at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10

10/11, 7 PM speaking of tuneful, darkly purposeful guitarists: Saul Rubin‘s Zebtet at the Fat Cat. They’re also here on 10/18.

10/11, 9:30 PM the Bronx Conexion play their mighty salsa big band jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

10/11, 10 PM acerbic alto saxophonist David Binney leads his quartet at at 55 Bar

10/11, time TBA Japanese mouth organ virtuoso Ko Ishikawa leads a traditional ensemble playing mystical material and improvisations plus a new suite by Mamoru Fujieda at the Japan Society, 333 E 47th St (1/2 Aves), $20 adv tix rec

10/12, 6;:30 PM massive carnivalesque horn-driven street band Environmental Encroachment and Marseilles punk brass hellraisers Le Pompier Pony Club at ETG Book Cafe at 208 Bay St, Staten Island, free. Then they somehow teleport themselves to Drom for a show starting at 9 that same night with klezmer trumpet legend Frank London and his band, $10 adv tix rec

10/12, 7 PM adventurous improvisational violinist Sana Nagano leads her Quartet at Freddy’s’

10/12, 7 PM eclectically edgy, smartly populist female-fronted rock en Espanol band Eljuri – like a louder Hurray for the Riff Raff – at Drom, $15 adv tix rec,cover includes copy of their new cd

10/12, 7:30 PM Tredici Baci play original psychedelic instrumentals inspired by Italian film soundtracks at the Owl

10/12. 9 PM sultry, upbeat oldtimey swing with Cait and the Critters at Radegast Hall. They’re also here on Halloween

10/12, 9ish fearlessly political, hilarious faux-French garage/psychedelic rockers Les Sans Culottes at Sunnyvale, $tba

10/12, 10:30 PM intense, lyrical tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss leads her quintet at Smalls

10/12, 11 PM psychedelic, atmospheric postpunk supergroup Heroes of Toolik at St. Vitus, $10

10/12, 11:30 PM Nina Diaz – of Girl in a Coma notoriety – does her angst-fueled noir soul thing at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

10/12. midinight amazingly multistylistic Maya Sharpe & her band play elegantly artsy, sometimes haunting trippy Romany-infused soul sounds at the small room at the Rockwood

10/13, 6:30 PM one of the most interestingly lyrical, eclectic young jazz guitarists around, Dave Juarez leads a trio at the Bar Next Door, free

10/13, 7 PM probably in reverse order: Zlatne Uste, NYC’s first and arguably most deeply authentic, explosive Balkan brass band, Marseilles punk brass hellraisers Le Pompier Pony Club , the irrepressible Ellia Bisker’s explosive Balkan/New Orleans flavored Funkrust Brass Band , the eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass and catchy, eclectic Underground Horns and Merasi: Master Musicians of Rajasthan at WFMU Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery St (Greene/Washington), Jersey City, $10, Path train to Exchange Place

10/13, 7 PM Jalopy quality, Wburg location: first-class electric country blues guitarist Rashad Brown, his acoustic counterparts Gato Paloma (Jerie Choi of the Hoodoo Honeydrippers and Ernesto Gomez of the Brotherhood of the Jugband Blues) and Noah Harley (of the Horse-Eyed Men) at Cloud City, 85 N 1st St,, Williamsburg, $10, all proceeds to benefit “the last bucket of hours in the Jalopy Records 7″ Subscription Series campaign to fund a project that promises a shiny new, 100% analog-produced vinyl (or digital) album sent every 4 weeks from some of our favorite American folk, blues & country artists, as well as other limited edition rewards.” 

10/13, 7:30 PM a bigtime jazzfest at Bric Arts, in reverse order: the David Murray Infinity Quartet, Ben Allison & Think Free, Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore, Jason Marshall, Inyang Bassey w/ special guest Binky Griptite, the Michael Leonhart Orchestra, Kenyatta Beasley, Bria Skonberg perform staggered sets spanning the BRIC House Ballroom, the Stoop overlooking the Gallery, and a jazz club inside the Artist Studio. 2 free tix avail. w/rsvp

10/13, 7:30 PM avant garde violinist Sarah Neufeld with special guest bass sax whirlwind Colin Stetson at the World Financial Center atrium, free

10/13, 7:30 PM string-rich chamber group Glass Farm Ensemble plays new works by Yvonne Troxler and Paula Matthusen at Symphony Space, $20

10/13, 8 PM plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing band Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies followed 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

10/13, 8/9:30 PM phantasmagorical pianist Frank Carlberg plays the album release show for his new one No Money In Art with Christine Correa, voice;  Noah Preminger, tenor sax;  Kim Cass, bass;  Richie Barshay, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink 

10/13, 8 PM avant garde accordionist/loopmusic specialist Andrea Parkins at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $10

10/13-15 and repeating 10/14-15 and 10/20-22 at 8 PM, Dan Kilian’s wry, relevant new musical Waste Fraud & Abuse – featuring a killer pit band including Dervisi’s psychedelic George Sempepos on guitar – at the 13th Street Repertory, 50 W 13th St., $18

10/13, 9 PM intense, charismatic, fearless acoustic punk blues siren Molly Ruth at Otto’s

10/13, 9 PM smart, cleverly lyrical original swing chanteuse/songwriter/trombonist Emily Asher’s Garden Party at Radegast Hall

10/13, 9 PM one of the great saxophonists in the history of ska, Dave Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 at Troost. 10/15 at 9 he’s at Hank’s for $8 and on 10/28 at 10 he’s at Sunny’s.

10/13, 10 PM pensive, smart multi-instrumentalist Kristen Tivey – of Eliza & the Organix – fronts her own folk/jazz band at Pete’s

10/13. 10:30 PM tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser leads his killer postbop quartet at Smalls

10/13, 11 PM New Orleans’ eclectic, funky stoner brass band the Dirty Bourbon River Show at the Mercury, $10

10/14, 7 PM in reverse order at Shrine: massive carnivalesque horn-driven street band Environmental Encroachment ,Paprikata Samba, Marseilles punk brass hellraisers Le Pompier Pony Club  and,intense, psychedelic, horn-driven latin soul crew Spanglish Fly 

10/14. 7:30 PM intense, lyrically brilliant, quirky female-fronted two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

10/14, 7:30 PM the Mannes American Composers Ensemble plays Missy Mazzoli, Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) (2014) and Schoenberg, Kammersinfonie, Op. 9 at Stiefel Concert Hall, Arnhold Hall, 55 W 13th St, 4th floor, free

10/14, 7:30 PM hypnotic, entrancing ghazal chanteuse/bandleader Kiran Ahluwalia at  Flushing Town Hall free but rsvp reqd

10/14, 7:30 PM Talea Ensemble with singers Alice Teyssier, Nina Dante, & Jeff Gavett perform world premieres by Natacha Diels, Taylor Brook and Lewis Nielsen at the Columbia Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave south of 118th St., free

10/14, 7:30 PM the MSM Symphony Orchestra play Coppola, Fa Fa Do (world premiere); Rodrigo, Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios; Barber, Andromache’s Farewell, Op.39; Stravinsky, Symphony in Three Movements at Niedorf Hall at Manhattan School of Music, free

10/14, 7:30 PM Watching Me/Watching You, “an ongoing collaboration between Joshua Kent, Matthew Nicholas and Courtney Mackedanz, crafted in the shadow of accessible pornography and mediated digital flesh. Employing devised and quotational choreography, audiences watch three bodies move within a sparse environment, speaking texts written by strangers and performing dances acquired from television and the Internet,” explores the subtlety of oppression in everyday behavior at the Knockdown Center, $15/$10 stud. The performance repeats on 10/16.

10/14, 8 PM haunting Middle Eastern jazz trumpeter Amir El Saffar‘s massive large ensemble Rivers of Sound at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, $20

10/14, 8 PM innovative chamber vocal group Mirror Visions Ensemble features soprano Vira Slywotzky, tenor Scott Murphree, baritone Jesse Blumberg, and pianist Grant Wenaus “traveling through the worlds of the mysterious and magical on a program with pieces by Holst, Sibelius, Schubert, Gershwin, Schumann and others about enchanted forests, whispering waters, and the creatures that inhabit them. The centerpiece of the program is by Gilda Lyons, a historical account of mythological beasts set to texts by Lawrence de Ferry, Hesiod, John Nieuhoff, and Claudius Aelianus,” at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St., $20/$15 stud/srs. The program more or less repeats with changes in personnel plus student works on 10/31 at 7:30 PM at the NYU Loewe Theatre, 35 W 4th St, $10/$5 stud

10/14, 9 PM what’s left of legendary Austin cowpunks the Hickoids at Bowery Electric, $12

10/14-15, 9:30 PM the magically haunting, soaring all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Joe’s Pub, $20

10/15, 1 PM Novus NY featuring Mellissa Hughes, soprano perform Johannes Brahms – Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16; Esa-Pekka Salonen – Five Images After Sappho (1999) at Trinity Church, free

10/15, 7 PM all-female honkytonk band Your Ex-Girlfriends at the big room at the Rockwood

10/15, 7:15 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues. They’re also here on 10/29

10/15, 7:30 PM violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner play works by Debussy, Kurtag, Beethoven, Saariaho and Faure at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15

10/15, 8 PM dark urbane Romany song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and band at Barbes

10/15, 8 PM careeningly intense gutter blues bandleader Breanna Barbara followed eventually at 10 by wryly catchy lo-fi soulpunk/psychedelic band Clear Plastic Masks at the Knitting Factory, $10 adv tix rec

10/15, 8 PM cellist Hank Roberts leads his sextet with Dana Lyn, violin; Mike McGinnis; reeds; Brian Drye, trombone; Jacob Sacks, piano; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums at Greenwich House Music School, $15

10/15, 8:15 PM lush, sweeping Korean big band jazz with the Jihye Lee Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

10/15, 9 PM bad segues, good night: newgrass instrumental pioneer Breadfoot followed at 10 by sardonically funny songstress Emily Einhorn and then at 11 by haunting, intense, lyrically-driven folk noir band Jagged Leaves at Sidewalk

10/15, 9 PM  searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka – who are just as fun as Gogol Bordello – at Mehanata, $10

10/15, 9 PM 80s powerpop legends Teenage Fanclub at Bowery Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec

10/15, 10 PM popular tropical psychedelic crew Locos Por Juana at SOB’s, $10 adv tix rec

10/15, 10 PM period-perfect early 70s-style stoner art-rock/proto-metal band Mondo Drag at St. Vitus, $12

10/15, 10 PM psychedelic, genuinely Hendrixian guitar shredette Viva DiConcini and her band at the Way Station 

10/15, 10ish haunting, lyrically potent Nashville gothic/folk noir songwriter Emily Jane White at Sunnyvale, $tba

10/15, 11 PM Irish folk-punks the Narrowbacks at the Mercury, $20 adv tix rec 

10/16, 4 PM up-and-coming early music ensemble Juilliard415 with virtuoso violinist Rachel Podger play virtuoso concertos of the Italian Baroque by Veracini, Vivaldi, Corelli, and Valentini at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 seats avail.

10/16, 4 PM the Argus Quartet play Bartók’s Fourth String Quartet; Christopher Theofanidis’s Visions and Miracles and Robert Honstein’s Arctic, at Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes

10/16, 4 PM eclectically talented classical organist Gail Archer plays a thorny all-Max Reger program at St. Francis Xavier church, 46 W 16th St, free

10/16, 6 PM mesmerizing, playful microtonal violinist Sarah Bernstein leads her Frikativ Quartet with Scott Tixier, violin, Leonor Falcon, viola, Tomeka Reid, cello. at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink  

10/16, 6 PM cleverly lyrical, edgily funny, spine-tingling powerpop/acoustic rock singer Tamara Hey at the small room at the Rockwood

10/16, 6 PM the up-and-coming New York based Shiloh Quartet: Sophia Stoyanovich (violin I) Alice Ivy-Pemberton (violin II) Alaina Rea (viola) Clara Abel (cello) play the world premiere of Patrick Stoyanovich’s String Quartet “Shiloh Church.” plus his duo for violin and cello, plus readings, at Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, free

10/16, 7 PM maestro Dong-Hyun Kim leads the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra through Beethoven’s towering Violin Concerto with soloist Kae Nakano, pitted against Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and the world premiere of “Victory!” by Paul Joseph at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.), Flushing, just ten minutes on foot or by bus from the Flushing Ave. 7 train station. $20 sugg don,

10/16, 7 PM  Gypsy Jazz Caravan put their own eclectic spin on Django guitar jazz at Radegast Hall

10/16, 8 PM tuneful, diverse retro 60s psychedelic garage rockers the Mystery Lights  and 80s powerpop favorites Teenage Fanclub at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25

10/16, 8 PM darkly fiery, rivetingly shapeshifting guitarist Sean Moran’s Sun Tiger with cellist Hank Roberts, and Vinnie Sperrazza (drums) at Barbes 

10/16, 8 PM the acerbic, smartly improvisational Frikativ Quartet: Sarah Bernstein – violin/composition; Scott Tixier – violin/composition; Leonor Falcon – viola; Malcolm Parson – cello at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink

10/16, 8 PM tunefulness balanced by the harder side of bop: trumpeter Josh Evans’ Quintet plus the Oliver Lake Big Band at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

10/16, 9 PM legendary dual-reedman George Braith – who can play two saxes at once better than most guys can play one – leading his quartet at the Fat Cat

10/16, midnight darkly Romany-inflected Russian stadium rockers Newborn at Bowery Electric, $8

10/17, 7:30/9:30 PM simmeringly intense, wickedly improvisational pianist Mara Rosenbloom plays the album release show for her feral, richly evocative new trio album at the Jazz Gallery, $15

10/17, 7:30 PM banjoist Abigail Washburn and Chinese guzheng player Wu Fei mash up Asian and Appalachian traditional sounds at Symphony Space, $25

10/18 tuneful, pan-latin-influenced pianist Emilio Solla leads his lush, dramatic tango jazz quintet Bien Sur, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

10/17, 8 PM two especially interesting trios: purist but insatiably adventurous trombonist/crooner Frank Lacy with a rhythm section of Kevin Ray and Andrew Drury followed by alto saxophonist Oliver Lake with Reggie Workman and Andrew Cyrille at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec. Lacy is also at Smalls on 10/25 at 10:30

10/18, 7 PM darkly, southwestern gothic-tinged trio Mischief Night (a Grasping Straws side project) followed at 9 by Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show playing their creepy circus punk and arena rock at Sidewalk. Deschain is also here on 10/27 at 11.

10/18, 7 PM Parisian chanteuse Gay Marshall does her fascinatingly individualistic, lyrically revealing, devilishly hilarious and sometimes crushingly intense reinventions of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel classics and rarities with an excellent pianist at Pangea, $20. The program repeats on 10/25, 11/2 and 11/9

10/18-26, 8/10 PM drummer Brian Chase leads an intriguing series of improvisational ensembles at the Stone, $20. Choice pick: 10/21 at 10, a two-drum outfit with Susie Ibarra and Sonic Youth’ s Lee Ranaldo, get there early

10/18, 10:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls at Smalls

10/19, 6 PM brilliant powerpop guitarist and songwriter Patti Rothberg at the small room at the Rockwood

10/19, 6 PM Orakel – the electro-coustic project of kora/oud player Kane Mathis  and tabla player Roshni Samlal at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

10/19, 7 PM psychedelic surf/darkwave/dub band La Femme at Warsaw, $18

10/19, 7 PM tenor saxophonist Aaron Irwin leads his trio followed by the auspicious duo of saxophonist Jon Irabagon and Romany jazz accordionist Julien Labro at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

10/19 the Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet play their tuneful, serpentine jazz explorations of folk themes, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25

10/19, 7:30 PM the cutting-edge, atmospheric, cinematic Alan Ferber Nonet at Smalls

10/19, 8 PM vivid, subtly lyrical Americana fiddler and songwriter Amanda Shires at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

10/19, 9 PM purist oldschool country songwriter/bandleader Michaela Anne at Union Pool, $10

10/19, 10 PM smartly lyrical kitchen-sink rocker Mimi Oz’s new band Rooster at the Way Station 

10/20, 7 PM night one of a weekend celebration of string-driven improvisational groups at Shapeshifter Lab opening with Unanimity Music Collective (Stelios Mihas, gtr; Daniel Carter, winds; Vasko Dukovski, clarinets; Jeff Harshbarger, bass; George Spanos, drums); 8 PM Pauline Kim Harris of String Noise; 9 PM RighteousGIRLS(Gina Izzo, flute and electronics; Erika Dohi, piano); 10 PM Seven Suns (Earl Maneein, violin/viola; Amanda Lo, violin; Fung Chern Hwei, violin/viola; Jennifer DeVore, violoncello), $20 adv tix rec, or $35 two-night pass available at the club front desk

10/20, 7 PM pianist Clipper Erickson plays works by African-American composer R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) along with American music for the piano by David Finko, Laurie Altman, Richard Brodhead, Samuel Barber, at Symphony Space, $15

10/20, 7:30 PM the sprawling, cutting-edge, psychedelic, aptly named Brooklyn Raga Massive at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

10/20, 7:30 PM rising star pianist Eloise Kim plays a program TBA at Greenwich House Music School, free

10/20, 7:30 PM witty klezmer jazz saxophonist Paul Shapiro’s “Midnight Minyan” at the Jalopy, $15

10/20, 8 PM a composer portrait of John Zorn with performances by the Jack Quartet, Talea Ensemble, American Brass Quintet and others at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail, grab em fast

10/20, 8/9:30 PM the Claudia Quintet – whose latest album is as mesmerizingly good as you would expect from the group that reinvented pastoral jazz – at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink

10/20, 8 PM eclectic, lyrical jazz bassist/composer Pedro Giraudo and his Tango Quartet at Barbes

10/20, 8ish elegantly melodic, brilliantly improvisational pianist Sylvie Courvoisier leads her Trio with Kenny Wollesen & Drew Gress at the Owl

10/20, 8:30 PM boogie blues guitarslinger Paul Anthony followed by smartly lyrical acoustic chamber-pop songwriter Heather Eatman at Strong Place, at Strong Place, 270 Court St., at Butler, Cobble Hill, F to Bergen St., free

10/20, 9 PM quirky, smartly lyrical avant chamber pop with the Icebergs – Jane LeCroy – vox; Tom Abbs – cello; David Rogers-Berry – drums – at Pete’s

10/20, 10:30 PM darkly cinematic saxophonist/composer Nick Hempton leads a quartet at Smalls

10/20, 11 PM explosive, theatrical, phantasmagorical indie/metal band A Deer A Horse at Muchmore’s

10/21, 7 PM night two of a weekend celebration of string-driven improvisational groups at Shapeshifter Lab beginning with Cruche Trio (Shoko Nagai, piano; Gregor Huebner, violin; Jonathan Goldberger, guitar); 8 PM Warp Trio (Mikael Darmanie, piano; Ju Young Lee, violoncello; Josh Henderson, violin) 9 PM Mark Feldman (violin) and Sylvie Courvoisier (piano); 10 PM the  Sirius Quartet (Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Gregor Huebner, violin; Ron Lawrence, viola; Jeremy Harman, violoncello) $20 adv tix rec, or $35 two-night pass available at the club front desk

10/21, 7 PM lyrical jazz piano icon Fred Hersch plays solo at the Rubin Museum of Art, $30

10/21, 7:30/9 PM the mighty sixteen-piece, accordion-spiced cumbia-jazz Gregorio Uribe Big Band  at Ginny’s Suppper Club, $20

10/21, 7:30 PM playful tenor sax improviser Ingrid Laubrock‘s Anti-House with Mary Halvorson – guitar; Kris Davis – piano; Tom Rainey – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $22

10/21, 7:30 PM indie classical ensemble Third Sound – Sooyun Kim, flute; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Karen Kim, violin; Michael Nicholas, cello; and Orion Weiss, piano – play a program tba in the chapel at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Park Ave/51st, $25

10/21, 8 PM Diana Wayburn’s Dances of the World Chamber Ensemble play lushly kinetic, cinematic chamber-rock/global dance instrumentals at Branded Saloon

10/21, 8 PM soaring chamber-pop/art-rock singer/pianist Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi

10/21, 8:30 PM fiery, virtuoso tar and setar lute player and composer Sahba Motallebi with pecussionist Naghmeh Farahmand play exhilarating Persian classics and originals at Symphony Space, $28 adv tix rec

10/21, 9 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka acoustic at Radegast Hall. Even without amps, they have the energy to drown out the tourists.

10/21, 9 PM expertly jazzy guitarist and alt-country pioneer Robbie Fulks at Union Hall, $20

10/22, 7 PM psychedelic pianist/keyboardist Jim Duffy joins Karl Berger’s lushly hypnotic, intricately fascinating Improvisational Orchestra at El Taller, 215 E. 99th St. 

10/21, 10 PM wickedly lyrical, warmly charismatic, edgy tunesmith/wordsmith Linda Draper followed by followed by catchy, amazingly eclectic Canadian gothic/folk noir songwriter Lorraine Leckie at Sidewalk

10/21, 10 PM darkly bristling, psychedelic Israeli Ethiopiques groove instrumentalists Anbessa Orchestra, f.k.a. Lions at Barbes. This band is AMAZING. They played two of this year’s best shows here.

10/21, 10 PM stoner 70s Murder City style rockers  Sun Voyager at Muchmore’s

10/22, 1 PM  the Jeremy Kittel Band mash up bluegrass, newgrass and Celic sounds at Trinity Church, free

10/22, 2 PM ten hours of John Zorn Bagatelles played by a cast including but not limited to John Medeski, Kenny Wollesen, Matt Mitchell, Ikue Mori, Jim Black, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis, Jamie Saft, Julian Lage, Gyan Riley, Brian Marsella, Marty Ehrlich, Jon Irabagon, Harris Eisenstadt, Matt Hollenberg and many many more! at National Sawdust, $15

10/22, 7:30 PM the Israeli Chamber Project play Erwin Schulhoff’s Duo for Violin and Cello, Gilad Hochman’s Slightly Disturbed, and Brahm’s Clarinet Trio. at Baruch College Auditorium, 55 Lexington Ave (at 24th St); $35/$10 stud

10/22, 8 PM the world’s most interesting string quintet, Sybarite5 play play new works by Clarice Assad, Brandon Ridenour and Steven Snowden at the Poisson Rouge, $25

10/22. 8 PM arguably the most individualistic, compelling pianist in jazz right now, Vijay Iyer leads his trio at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix going fast

10/22, 8 PM popular indie classical orchestra the Knights play deFalla’s “Master Peter’s Puppet Show,” instead of traditional puppets, the performance will be accompanied by live drawings by visual artist Kevork Mourad at Bric Arts, $21

10/22, 9 PM catchy paisley underground-tinged jangle band the Unknown Nobodies followed by female-fronted power trio Castle Black – who veer between acidic Bush Tetras postpunk, stoner metal and more straight-up, sardonic punk – playing the release show for their new single at Matchless, $10

10/22, 9 PM the plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing of Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies followed by Sato & Johnny (not the surf music legends) and then funny, explosive oldschool style punk rockers the Live Ones at 11:30 at Hank’s, be aware of $7 cover

10/22, 9 PM haunting dark Americana songwriter/belter Jessi Robertson followed eventually at 11 by PJ Harvey-esque power trio Rony’s Insomnia a at Pine Box Rock Shop

10/22, 10 PM high-voltage oldtimey barrelhouse swing with the 4th St. Nite Owls followed by  hilarious faux-French rockers les Sans Culottes at Freddy’s

10/22, 10 PM exhilarating female-fronted heavy psychedelic Argentine-American rock band Desert Flower – with punk, blues, noiserock and 70s metal influences – earn the dubious distinction of being the best band to ever play the Bitter End

10/22, 10 PM posttonal, polyrhythmic, lyrically intriguing violinist/bandleader Sarah Bernstein leads her Quartet at the Firehouse Space, $10

10/22, 11 PM exhilarating female-fronted heavy psychedelic Argentine-American rock band Desert Flower – with punk, blues, noiserock and 70s metal influences – at the Bitter End

10/22, midnight the long-awaited reunion of one of NYC’s best bands of the late zeros/early teens, the ferocious punk/soul/art-rock Brooklyn What headline at the Mercury, $10

10/23, 4 PM clarinetist Alex Fiterstein and pianist Michael Brown perform clarinet sonatas by Leonard Bernstein and Mieczysław Weinberg; Bohuslav Martinů’s Sonatina for Clarinet, and Mason Bates at Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes

10/23-24 the Shannon Wright/Shellac twinbill at the Bell House is sold out

10/23, 3 PM a rare US appearance by acclaimed 11-piece ensemble the Siberian Virtuosos playing an eclectic program, Bach and Vivaldi to Tchaikovsky and Khachaturian at the auditorium at Kingsborough Community College in Manhattan Beach, 2001 Oriental Blvd, closest train is the Q to Brighton Beach, $32 seats avail.

10/23, 7 PM fiery nuevo tango pianist Polly Ferman and her lush, sweeping band GlamourTango at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

10/23, 7 PM Benjamin Sutin’s Big String Band play hip-hop string jazz at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

10/23, 7 PM torchy oldtimey swing with Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers at ‘Radegast Hall

10/23, 7 PM perennially interesting indie classical chamber group the MIVOS Quartet play a program TBA at Spectrum, $15

10/23, 8 PM  Laura Cantrell – charismatic, hilarious bandleader and this era’s greatest Americana singer – at Joe’s Pub, $20

10/23, 8 PM eclectic, haunting film composer Johan Johannsson with indie classical chamber stars American Contemporary Music Ensemble at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific St, (Vanderbilt/Underhill), 2/3 to Bergen St., , $27.50 adv tix avail. at the Poisson Rouge box office

10/23, 8 PM Trio Quidnuncs with smart, riveting composer/alto saxophonist Sarah Manning; Andrew Drury – percussion; Briggan Krauss – sax/guitar at the Firehouse Space, $10

10/23 haunting, spellbinding Romany and Balkan song reinventor Eva Salina with accordionist Peter Stan at the Jalopy

10/24, 7 PM a golden age Ethiopiques twinbill with legendary 1960s pianist Girma Beyene backed by the high-voltage Feedel Band at CUNY’s Elebash Hall

10/25, 7 PM reliably acerbic jazz cellist cellist Hank Roberts with Anna Weber and Tomas Fujiwara followed by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

10/25, 8 PM soaring, intense, dark retro 60s/goth/soul bandleader Nicole Atkins at the Poisson Rouge, $14 adv tix rec. Anybody with the balls to cover the Church’s Under the Milk Way and do it well is worth seeing.

10/25, 8 PM dynamic, fearlessly populist soul belter Stephanie Rooker at the Way Station

10/25-30, 8/10 PM edgy guitarist Ava Mendoza plays a weeklong stand at the Stone with a variety of ensembles, $20. Choice pick: 10/27 at 10, duo improvisations with violist Jessica Pavone

10/25-29, 8:30/10:30 PM lyrical pianist Enrico Pieranunzi’s New Spring Quartet with Seamus Blake (tenor sax) Scott Colley (bass) Clarence Penn (drums) at the Vanguard, $30

10/25, 9:30 PM lyrical, subtle jazz chanteuse Allegra Levy sings her captivating, midtempo originals with her quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink  

10/25, 10 PM brilliant drummer/percussionist Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet play classic salsa grooves at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

10/25, 11ish fiery retro rock/60s soul/noir rockabilly band Blaire Alise and the Bombshells at Shea Stadium, $tba

10/25 high-voltage, sardonic, purist Las Vegas rockanilly band the Royal Hounds at Skinny Dennis. 10/26 they’re at the Parkside

10/26, 6 PM cleverly lyrical, coolly intriguing jazz chanteuse Dorian Devins leads her quartet playing a jaunty tribute to legendary jazz party animal Anita O’Day at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl. a drink

10/26, 7 PM tenor saxophonist Ole Mathisen‘s unpredictable improvisational trio Floating Points with bassist Gregg August and drummer Chris Wabich at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

10/26, 7:30 PM smart, tuneful drummer/composer Jordan Young leads his B3 organ trio at Smalls

10/26, 8 PM synthy loopmusic with Faten Kanaan, guitar soundscaper Grey McMurray and then drummer/bandleader Tim Kuhl and his enveloping 1982 art-rock project at Union Pool, $8

10/26, 9ish intense, smart, tuneful janglerock guitarist Jennifer O’Connor at Hifi Bar

10/27, 7 PM individualistic, smart, theatrical art-rock/avant bassist Lisa Marie Dowling presents two ostensibly fantastic groups: Sleeved Hearts Band and Proxy at Spectrum, $15

10/27, 7 PM violinist Michelle Ross leads an eclectic ensemble playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations in a string trio arrangement plus Ravel’s Piano Trio at Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11th St., Long Island City, $10, G to 21st/Van Alst

10/27, 7:30 PM pianist Lisa Yui offers insight into “scary music” and plays a program of same at Greenfield Hall at Manhattan School of Music, free

10/27, 7:30 PM one of the world’s great noir jazz pianists, Frank Kimbrough leads a trio at Smalls

10/27, 7:30 PM Cuatro Sukiyaki Minimal – who play hypnotically circling, pensive themes with thumb piano, traditional Japanese instruments and percussion – at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free

10/27, 7:30 PM, repeating 10/29 at 8 and 11/1 at 7:30 PM, the the NY Philharmonic with soloist Frank Huang play Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Bartok’s Dance Suite and Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall, $30 tix avail

10/27, 7:30 PM torchy jazz/blues guitarist/singer Carissa Matsushima at Strong Place, 270 Court St., at Butler, Cobble Hill, F to Bergen St., free

10/27, 7:30 PM legendary Indian carnatic singer Bombay Jayashri and her ensemble at the Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St, $28 tix avail.

10/27, 8 PM otherworldly, harmonically wild, hypnotically powerful all-male Republic of Georgia choral group Ensemble Basiani at the Town Hall, $37 adv tix available at the box ofc 

10/27, 8 PM wild, theatrical, fun female-fronted barrelhouse piano blues band the Claudettes followed at 10 by trippy North African dance grooves with Innov Gnawa at Barbes

10/27-29, 8 PM Dave Ruder‘s new opera “depicting the special session of congress in 2001 in which the Congressional Black Caucus attempted to halt the certification of Florida’s votes for the contested presidential election due to disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of Floridians,” at Jack, $18

10/27, 8 PM indie classical pianist Vicky Chow premieres new solo piano works by Christopher Cerrone, Fjola Evans, David Brynjar Franzson, and Bang on a Can peeps David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon at Roulette, $20 adv tix rec

10/27, 8 PM catchy janglerockers the Bellegards – a singer short of excellence right now – at Muchmore’s

10/27, 8 PM Boss Hogg – Christina and Jon pulling their legendary 90s project back together – at Union Pool, $15

10/27, 9ish darkly lyrical tenor saxophonist/composer Peter Apfelbaum‘s brand-new septet feat. Natalie Cressman, Will Bernard and Kyle Sanna at the Owl

10/27, 10 PM edgy female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey – at Desmond’s

10/28, 6:40 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at the American Folk Art Museum

10/28, 7 PM pianist Meral Guneyman plays works by Beethoven, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Virgil Thompson, Strayhorn and Gershwin at Greenwich House Music School, $15/$10 stud/srs

10/28. 7:30 PM Naughty by Nature and Cypress Hill at Terminal 5, expensive, $35 gen adm but it’s a rare chance to see two classic golden age hip-hop acts on the same bill

10/28, 7:30/9:30 PM cellist Okkyung Lee leads an auspicious chamber jazz quartet with Maeve Gilchrist – harp; Jacob Sacks – piano; Eivind Opsvik – bass at the Jazz Gallery, $22

10/28, 8 PM playfully literate superduo Kill Henry Sugar – guitar/banjo mastermind Erik Della Penna and drummer Dean Sharenow – followed at 10 by charismatic ex-Spanglish Fly frontwoman Erica Ramos’ exciting new latin soul band, Fulaso at Barbes

10/28, 8 PM haunting, lyrical Nordic noir rock with Mark Steiner and His Problems at Pete’s

10/28, 8/9:30 PM tenor sax improv titan George Garzone leads a quartet with   Leo Genovese, piano;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink. A guy who deserves to be mentioned in the same sentence along with Sonny Rollins.

10/28, 8 PM Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra plays a fascinating program of rarely performed works by female composers female composers Ethel Smyth, Doreen Carwithen, and Dobrinka Tabakova at Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St., $20/$12 stud .

10/28, 8 PM legenday SoCal first-wave punks the Dickies play their 1977 debut The Incredible Shrinking Dickies at Bowery Electric, $20. The following night, 10/29 at 10 they play their 1979 classic Dawn of the Dickies album, same price

10/28, 9 PM uneasy dreampop/postpunk band Dark Moon Apachecatchy paisley underground-tinged jangle band the Unknown Nobodies and ferociously dynamic, tuneful, female-fronted power trio Castle Black at Bushwick Public House, 1288 Myrtle Ave. , M to Central Ave

10/28, 9 PM  fiery, tuneful soul-punk rockers No Ice (a spinoff of the late, great Brooklyn What) at Alphaville, $10

10/28, 9 PM garage rockers the Lord Calverts, the Black Cats NYC playing the album release show for their new one, and then at 11 Red Gretchen and their slowly undulating, doomy psychedelic/art-rock grooves at Sidewalk

10/28-29, 10:30 PM powerhouse trumpeter Tim Armacost leads his quartet at Smalls

10/29, 1 PM trumpeter Pam Fleming’s surreal, cinematic, carnivalesque eight-piece jazz ensemble the Dead Zombie Band at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Ghouls and Gourds Festival, $12, kids under 12 free. 10/31, 6ish they’re outdoors at the street fair at Waverly Ave., between Willoughby and DeKalb Ave. in Ft. Greene

10/29, 1 PM catchy indie classical/chamber-rock ensenble Founders at Trinity Church, free

10/29, 7 PM ten-piece funky Balkan brass jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party play their arrangement of Ellington’s Far East Suite (actually more of a Middle Eastern-flavored album) plus their own original funeral music at National Sawdust, $25 adv tix rec/

10/29, 7 PM lyrically-fueled electric folk noir band Leland Sundries followed by populist newgrass rockers Kingsley Flood at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec 

10/29, 7:30 PM the London Symphony Orchestra play Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with Yuja Wang as soloist plus Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 at NJPAC in Newark, $24 tix avail, get em now

10/29, 8 PM intense frontwoman Hannah Fairchild’s searingly lyrical punk/art-rock/noir cabaret band Hannah vs. the Many play a rare acoustic show at Sidewalk

10/29, 8 PM pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri playing their creepy Transylvania jazz followed at 10 by Cumbiagra – whose take on psychedelic cumbias is more rustic and purist than most bands who play that stuff – at Barbes

10/29, d00rs at 8, show at 9, dark cinematic rock legends Morricone Youth headline the annual Rubulad Halloween party, guessing at around 11 PM. As usual, the event promises to be a Burning Man style extravaganza featuring sets by Brooklyn’s original punk Balkan horn group Hungry March Band, haphazard gutter blues/garage rockers the YeahTones and Afrobeat funk dancefloor faves Emefe, plus “cabaret Scary-Go-Round, Jessica Delfino as Lucrezia Borgia, Kostume Karaoke Lounge by Alex Pearguson, and Dark Circus Extraordinaire by Abnorm Freakoeur.” Your best deal is to show up before 9 when cover is $15, otherwise it’s an extra ten bucks. Email for location and directions. Be aware that Morricone Youth’s Halloween night album release show at Nighthawk Cinema in Williamsburg is sold out.

10/29, 9 PM purist, harmonically rich “honkytonk power trio” Dylan Charles and the Layton Sisters; followed by eclectic, soulful, lyrical original oldtime Americana/folk band the Woes at Pete’s

10/29, 9/10:30 PM lyrical pianist Jacob Sacks leads a killer quintet with Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax;  Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink

10/29, 11 PM chanteuse Megg Farrell channels the scattered corpse of Patsy Cline, then at midnight it’s Dru Cutler’s Talking Deads, playing the Talking Heads’ Remain in Light, then at 1 AM the Zombie Beatles f.k.a. Mama Juke play “upbeat Beatles track you can imagine.” at Unit J, 338 Moffatt St, Bushwick, $30 includes a drink, L to Wilson Ave/J to Chauncey 

10/30, half past noon, edgy jazz chanteuse Ramona Renea and her combo play a thematic, politically relevant Nina Simone tribute show at Highline Ballroom, $22 adv tix rec. 

10/30, 7 PM unstoppable guitar and banjo shredder Brandon Seabrook  opens solo for the album release show by gritty guitarist Mary Halvorson and her lush, rapturously good octet at Shapeshifter Lab, $15

10/30, 7 PM star violist and cinematic composer Ljova and violinist Curtis Stewart play duets followed at 9:30ish by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel at Barbes

10/30, 7:30 PM sizzling string-and-dulcimer-driven klezmer sounds with the Ternovka Ensemble – w/Zhenya Lopatnik, Pete Rushefsky, Jake Shulman-Ment, & Joanna Sternberg at the Jalopy, $15

10/30, 7:30/9 PM purist, cleverly lyrical jazz singer Sari Kessler with her combo at Minton’s, free, 2 item minimum

10/30, 8:30 PM the Berger Sisters‘ high-energy string band album release show followed by the Crimson Ragdolls:  Joanna Sternberg, Ali Dineen & Lucine Yeghiazaryanne at the Jalopy, $10, “no one turned away for lack of funds”

10/30, 9 PM popular Americana highway rockers Mandolin Orange at Bowery Ballroom, $15 adv tix rec

10/30, 9 PM noir-tinged crooner and expertly bluesy lead guitarist Phil Gammage leads his four-piece band at the Treehouse at 2A

10/30, 10 PM a captivatingly intimate, darkly tuneful duo show with pianist Shai Maestro and guitarist/singer Camila Meza at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink

10/30-31, 10:30 PM pianist Brian Marsella’s tuneful, first-rate original postbop jazz sextet the Flail at Smalls

10/31, 7 PM circus rock legends World Inferno at Warsaw, $25 tix avail at the Knitting Factory box ofc

10/31, 7 PM “Patriarch Seabury Tredwell has died. His coffin sits in the front parlor surrounded by lilies and flickering candles; black crepe covers the mirrors. Join us for dramatic readings from the darkest of 19th century Gothic literature and true ghost stories of the unsettling and un-explainable as reported by museum visitors,” at the very reputedly haunted Merchant’s House Museum, 29 E 4th St, $25

10/31, 7:30 PM the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo play their two-handed version of Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre plus works by Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Gluck, Piazzolla and Radiohead at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free.

10/31, 8ish incomparably haunting, enigmatic, lyrically intriguing noir cinematic songstress Karla Rose & the Thorns opens for tongue-in-cheek, legendary LA first-wave punks the Dickies at Berlin, $10

10/31, 8:30 PM baritone saxophonist Claire Daly plays selections from her trio’s CD, “Scary Bari” with fellow bari powerhouse Dave Sewelson and bassist Dave Hofstra at Bar Lunatico

10/31, 10 PM the ultimate NYC Halloween jazz group, the Dred Scott Trio back at their old spot, the small room at the Rockwood

10/31, 11 PM ageless, cheery, jangly lo-fi Japanese girlband Shonen Knife at the Knitting Factory, $13

10/31, midnight perennially popular carnivalesque keys-and-personality duo Quintron & Miss Pussycat at Baby’s All Right, $15

11/1, 7 PM the Pedrito Martinez Group play their hard-charging, psychedelic latin jazz for a benefit for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem at the Alhambra Ballroom, 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (125/126), $25

11/1, 7:30 PM at NJPAC in Newark, a Ralph Ellison-inspired superstar jazz bill with Wynton Marsalis, Catherine Russell,Talib Kweli, Angélique Kidjo, Patti Austin, and Joe Morton with Andy Farber & His Orchestra, $25 seats avail

11/1, 7:30 PM legendary Indian percussionist V. Selvaganesh on hybrid drums and khanjira leads an explosively hypnotic multi-drum troupe at the Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St, $28 tix avail.

11/1, 8:15 PM drummr Dan Pugach’s mighty eighteen-piece Big Band with the soaring Nicole Zuraitis on vocals at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

11/1, 9 PM psychedelic, artsy doom metal band Electric Citizen at the downstairs space at Webster Hall, $15

11/3, 7:30 PM wild newschool Ethiopiques-inspired dancefloor groovemeisters Debo Band at Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival advised

11/2, 7:30 PM, 10 PM Indian classical quartet Nrityagram Music Ensemble at the Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St, $28 tix avail. 11/3, 10 PM they’re at the Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center

11/4, 6 PM the Diana Wayburn Trio featuring the astonishingly eclectic composer on cello along with Edith Lettner on sax and Spencer Hale on banjo premiering new works at the Parkside

11/4, 7:30 PM the cutting-edge Spectrum Symphony of NY play concertos for organ and orchestra by Poulenc and Hungarian composer Balint Karosi (world premiere) with organ soloist János Pálúr at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, sugg don $25/$15 stud/srs

1/4-5, 8 PM the world premiere of Goddess frontwoman Fran Pado’s supremely creepy, surrealist musical Halloween drama Grinny – Stephen King as Tris McCall might have wrritten it – at Simple Syrup, 819 Nostrand Ave., Crown Heights, 2 to President St., free

11/4, 9 PM a good latin rock triplebill, in reverse order: NYC’s Hurray For the Riff Raff, Making Movies, Mexican folk-punks Las Cafeteras at Bowery Ballroom, $25 gen adm

11/4 gleefully grisly punk lyricism, purist powerpop songwriting: Berwanger at Cake Shop

11/4 wickedly tuneful, Zombie-esque psychedelic pop songbandleader Sam Kogon plays the album release show for his excellent new record Psychic Tears at Baby’s All Right

11/5, 7:30 PM a rare chance to hear some charanga legends on their home turf: Orquesta Broadway, under the direction of Eddy Zervigon, Charanga ‘76 with Andrea Brachfeld, and Típica Novel, led by Mauricio Smith, Jr., and special guest artists including legendary Cuban violinist Félix ‘Pupi’ Legaretta, and flutists Karen Joseph and Connie Grossman at Hostos Center, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th St ,$25

11/5, 11 PM ferociously funny, intense, guitar-fueled Americana punks Spanking Charlene play fiery belter frontwoman Charlene McPherson’s bday show at the Parkside

11/6, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet (selections from Suites 1 & 2) and the Lieutenant Kijé Suite plus the legendary, harrowing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Imri Talgam at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow

11/6, 4 PM eclectically talented classical organist Gail Archer plays a thorny all-Max Reger program at Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave (53/54), free

11/6, 5 PM microtonal Indian raga vocal powerhouse T.M. Krishna and ensemble at the Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St, $28 tix avail.

11/6 8 PM pianist Jenny Q Chai plays a global warming-themed program with music of Debussy, Liszt, Llgeti, Milica Paranosic, Victoria Jordanova and others at the Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec 

11/8, 10 PM female-fronted power trio Castle Black – who rampage between acidic Bush Tetras postpunk, stoner metal and more straight-up, sardonic punk followed by punk trio the Unknown Nobodies at Shrine

11/10, 6ish International Contemporary Ensemble’s newest member, Josh Modney, assembles a typically adventurous program of works by Aperghis, Deils, Johnson, Greenwald (world premiere), DuFay, and Spahlinger at Abrons Arts Center, free. The program repeats with Katherine Young’s new piece for tuba and Wurlitzer, yummy!

11/10, 7:30 PM classic cinematics and new Middle Eastern classical: the Israeli Chamber Project  play works by Bernard Herrmann, Karl Goldmark and Shulamit Ran at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

11/10, 9 PM fiery Canadian gothic Americana rockers Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons open for legendary 80s paisley underground/Americana band the Long Ryders making their first NYC appearance in almost 30 years at Bowery Ballroom, this will sell out, $20 adv tix rec

11/11, 8 PM adventurous, eclectic Korean folk-rock band Coreyah blend traditional, latin and Balkan sounds with Korean classical and folk themes at Flushing Town Hall, $16/$10 stud

11/11, 9 PM the amazing Mitra Sumara – who play haunting psychedelic funk covers of classic 1960s and 1970s Iranian rock hits – at Nublu

11/12 Tredici Baci play the record release show for their debut of original psychedelic instrumentals inspired by Italian film soundtracks at the Market Hotel

11/13, 9 PM careeningly bluesy post-Stooges psych/garage rockers Acid Dad followed eventually by dark psych/garage icons Thee Oh Sees at Warsaw, $22 tix avail. at the Mercury Lounge

11/15 Margo Price at Bowery Ballroom is sold out

11/16, 7 PM intense, haunting noir chanteuse Gemma Ray at the Owl

11/16, 7 PM pianist Magdalena Baczewska plays works by Galuppi, Corelli, Scarlatti, Nino Rota, Chopin and Szymanowski at the Columbia Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave south of 118th St., free

11/16, 7:30 PM violinist Soobeen Lee plays works by Saint-Saens, Bartok, Beethoven, Tartini and Jeong Kyu Park at Merkin Concert Hall, $10

11/19, 8 PM Andalusian ensemble La Banda Morisca perform “an intoxicating blend of traditional flamenco with Arab-Andalusian melodies and rock” at Roulette, $25

11/20, 4 PM salsa afternoon with Los Ciegos Del Barrio at the Museum of the City of NY, free w/rsvp

11/27, 4 PM eclectically talented classical organist Gail Archer plays a thorny all-Max Reger program at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

12/1, 9ish careening folk noir and heavy-duty grasscore: O’Death and Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Bell House, $15 adv tix rec

12/3, 8 PM intense, rapturous Balkan/ Middle Eastern ensemble the Secret Trio –Tamer Pinarbasi, Ismail Lumanovski & Ara Dinkjian – at Roulette, $30

12/7, 6:30 PM thought-provoking musicologist and Oxford History of Western Music editor Richard Taruskin considers an artist’s obligation to society, based on his book The Dangers of Music, Taruskin’s talk will be followed by a discussion with GC professor Scott Burnham, with a musical interlude at Elebash Hall at CUNY, 365 5th Ave. north of 34th St., free but rsvp req

12/9, 8 PM riveting Indian classical sitarist Ustad Shafaat Khan at the Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr (the BMCC auditorium on Chambers east of the river), $21

12/31, 11 PM in an annual St. Bart’s tradition, William Trafka, Director of Music and organist performs works by Bach, Böhm, Franck, and Willan on the grand Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Park Ave at 51st St, free, reception to follow.

New York City Live Music Calendar for October and November 2015

New and constantly updated Nov-Dec calendar here.
There’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of places where these shows are happening at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.This is not a list of every show in town – it’s a carefully handpicked selection. If this calendar seems short on praise for bands and artists, it’s because every act here is recommended if you like their particular kind of music. Many different styles to choose from here, something for everyone

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

10/9-18 “A live-shredding of art world criticism, an original chamber opera about the revolutionary spirit and the power of the written word: what type of insurrectionary action is possible when words are the only weapons at hand, when the vanguard becomes the establishment? A commemoration of forgotten events where talk is cheap. To the great emptiness of a post-revolutionary society, Kara Feely and Travis Just‘s cheap&easy OCTOBER is a homage, a send-up and a surrender.With the performers encased in nets and intricate action, “cheap&easy OCTOBER” careens forward with crushing guitar, violin and drums and is filled with musical non-sequitor and ecstatic voices.” Robert Ashley reportedly hopes that this is the future. At LaMama, 10/9-10 at 7:30, 10/11 at 6, 10/16-17 at 10 and 10/18 at 6, $18/$13 stud/srs

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 up: works by Debussy, Rameau and Mozart, 10/15 at 7 and 10/18 at 4 PM. 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.

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

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

Three Wednesdays in October: 10/7, 10/21 and 10/28, 9 PM smart, politically-fueled Irish rocker Niall Connolly and band at the small room at the Rockwood.

Three Wednesdays in November: 11/4. 11/11 and 11/18, 9ish iconic second-wave Afrobeat pioneers Antibalas – still vital and surprisingly terse after all these years – at Brooklyn Bowl

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 October, 7:30 PM subversively hilarious cabaret personality/chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite leads an all-star chamber-rock band playing her twistedly brilliant Marianne Faithfull parody/homage at Pangea, $20

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

Fridays in October, 9ish dynamic, intense Bulgarian sax star Yuri Yunakov and the Grand Masters of Gypsy Music at Mehanata

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 October 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 October, 6 PM badass resonator guitarist and delta blues/oldtime hillbilly music maven Mamie Minch at Barbes

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

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

Sundays in November, 2 PM Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir play their deliriously fun mix of original eco-warrior gospel and edgy street theatre at Joe’s Pub, $15

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 October, 5 PM Afro-Peruvian jazz pianist/chanteuse Chi-Chi Glass leads a rotating series of bands at Barbes

Sundays in October, 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: on October 11th, Rachel Mason AND Lorraine Leckie with Czech violiln wizard Pavel Cingl, wow!

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

Sundays in October, 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.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

6 PM Tristan Honsinger, Nicolas Calioa and Josh Zubot join forces as an improvising string trio at Downtown Music Gallery

6:30 PM a wind/strings octet from the Orchestra of St. Luke‘s plays music by Beethoven, Strauss, and Nielsen at the Brooklyn Historical Society. 128 Pierrepont St, downtown Brooklyn, free. The program repeats on 10/3 at 5 at the Rubin Museum of Art and then on 10/4 at 2 PM at the Queens Museum in Corona Park across the way from where Shea Stadium used to be

6:30 PM a relatively rare NYC appearance by smart, purposeful highway rocker/Americana songwriter Eric Stuart at the Bitter End. If you couldn’t afford the BoDeans at City Winery, this guy will do just fine.

7 PM a typical amazing triplebill at Barbes: edgy psychedelic tropicalia chanteuse/bandleader Holly Holden y Su Banda , dark, charismatic, mischieviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez and accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey

7 PM balmy, sardonically individualistic vocal jazz stylist Dorian Devins and her trio play a celebration of Harlem jazz at Settepani:,196 Malcolm X Blvd, (Lenox Ave) at 120th St., free

7 PM guitarist Mike Baggetta – who’s been known to jazz up Patsy Cline classics – leads his trio at Shapeshifter Lab, $8

7:30 PM subversively hilarious cabaret personality/chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite leads an all-star chamber-rock band playing her twistedly brilliant Marianne Faithfull parody/homage at Pangea, $20

7:30 PM lyrical jazz piano icon Fred Hersch leads his trio at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes

7:30 PM otherworldly, rustic, haunting folk tunes and originals from the Reupblic of Georgia with Zedashe at Drom, $15 adv tix rec. Followed at 9:30 PM (separate adm, $15 adv tix available) by fiery female-fronted Russian Romany trio Via Romen

7:30 PM tenor saxophonist Michael Blake leads a killer quartet with Frank Kimbrough – piano , Ben Allison – bass , Rudy Royston – drums followed at 10:30 by fellow tenorist Ken Fowser and his similarly good quintet with Paul Gill – bass , Steve Einerson – piano , Josh Bruneau – trumpet , Jason Tiemann – drums at Smalls

8 PM sharp (get there a little early to make it easy on the host), a rare Manhattan house concert with poignantly lyrical, velvet-voiced southwestern gothic/tropicalia/psychedelia songwriter Jenifer Jackson at a convenient Upper West location (close to 1/2/3 trains at 96th), email for info/location

8 PM the Momenta String Quartet with pianist Gilbert Kalish play “The Concert from Hell” with works by Julián Carrillo, Eugène Ysaÿe, Philip Glass, George Crumb’s Black Angels and Charles Ives’ Halloween at the Tenri Institute, 43 W13th St, $15

8 PM soundscaper Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda with his field recordings and his trusty processed Walkman, mashing up kinetic improvisations at Emily Harvey Foundation: 537 Broadway #2 (Spring/Prince), $15. The show repeats on 10/2

8 PM rustic guitar-and-washboard duo Dubl Handi at the Jalopy, $10

9 PM weird segue, good twinbill: hypnotic Indian-flavored soundscapes and grooves with Tarana followed by the reliably excellent folk noir/circus rock O’Death at Rough Trade, $15

9ish torchy intense southwestern gothic songwrite Julia Haltigan and her excellent band at Bar Lunatico

9ish Parlor Walls – Eula guitarslinger Elyse Lamb’s catchy, swirling noiserock/postpunk collaboration with drummer/organist Chris Mulligan at Aviv, $8

9 PM a smaller subset of mighty 75-woman Brazilian drum battalion BatalaNYC at Meridian 23

9 PM honkytonkn night, in reverse order: Johnny Pinhook & the Tobaccoaires, Americana songwriter Andrew Sovine – trucker song legend Red Sovine’s grandkid – and the Loretta Lynn-influenced Aron Blue & the Bootleggers at the Cobra Club in Bushwick, $5

9 PM in reverse order; skronky, angular postpunk experimentalists Grex, the bludgeoning Weasel Walter/Chris Pitsiokos Duo, the baritone sax-driven, assaultive Andrew Barker Trio, and some serious shredding with Max Jaffe/Branxon Seabrook/Tim Dahl at Muchmore’s, $7. Also see 10/2.

9 PM the Greezy Greens play guitar-and-harmonica Americana inspired by Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee at Moto in south Williamsburg

9:30 PM a super rare Steve Wynn solo acoustic show at Bowery Electric, $10. Saw the legendary noir psychedelic songwriter/guitar duellist play solo many, many years ago at Westbeth and the show was amazing.

9:30 PM mesmerizing, lickety-split tabla ensemble Talavya at Joe’s Pub, $15 adv tix rec

9:45 PM devious, charismatic, subversive comedic songwriter Killy Dwyer followed at 10:20 by lyrically intense avant garde chanteuse Jane LeCroy and then 11 PM the brand-new, ostensibly water-drenched Mars – with edgy power trio the Grasping Straws‘ Mallory Feuer on drums and vocals! – at Sidewalk

10 PM a killer twinbill at the Knitting Factory with Romany punk/latin rock band the Butcher Knives followed by high-velocity British punk-folk band Skinny Lister – sort of the UK version of the Pogues – at the Knittting Factory, $15 adv tix rec.

guessing 10ish ageless dub reggae pioneer Lee Scratch Perry at Brooklyn Bowl, $20, celebrating 40 years of burning spliffs and burning down the Black Ark, maybe?

10 PM the Super Friends Band play surf and soul classics at Hank’s

FRIDAY OCTOBER 2

5:30 PM Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble play their distinctive mashup of latin jazz, classical and klezmer at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Rd. in the Bronx, $10/$8 stud/srs

7 PM pianist Karl Larson (of Bearthoven) and cellist Ashley Bathgate (of the Bang on a Can All-Stars) perform the works of first-class bass clarinetist Ken Thomson at Spectrum, $15

7:30 PM Glass Farm Ensemble plays works by Kaija Saariaho, Salvatore Sciarrino, Ian Wilson, Balz Trumpy and others at Symphony Space, $20/$15 stud/srs http://www.glassfarm.org

8 PM a killer triplebill at Sidewalk of all places: country blues guitar genius Lenny Molotov’s swing band the Fascinators followed by Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band playing their fiery, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir and then Joe Yoga, frontman of ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs

8 PM badass oldschool-style blues belter Shemekia Copeland and her similarly purist band play the album release show for her new one at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

8 PM the two-marimba Cisum Percussion Duo: Nicholas Hall and Josh Zaid followed by the heavier Palladium Percussion Quartet at the Firehouse Space, $10

8 PM Quebec-based bassist Alain Bédard leads his Quintet with Donny McCaslin on tenor sax at Flushng Town Hall, $16

9 PM subtle, misty bossa-pop singer/bandleader Rachel Brotman followed eventually at 11 by high-energy acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Pete’s

9:30 PM in reverse order: skronky, angular postpunk experimentalists Grex, Michael Coleman’s rainy-day bedroom pop project Young Nudist, clarinetist Aaron Novik‘s Abebbe, and drummer Marc Edwards and Slipstream Time Travel‘s smoky, enveloping firestorm at Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St , Bushwick, L to Morgan Ave., free

10 PM this era’s greatest cinematic noir guitar instrumentalists, Big Lazy at Barbes

10 PM long-running, wickedly jangly, tuneful Americana rockers the Sloe Guns at Desmond’s

10:30 PM gorgeously cinematic surf/soundtrack/twang instrumental band the TarantinosNYC at Lucille’s, $10

10:30 PM cutting-edge B3 organ and trombone soul/jazz grooves with the Jared Gold and Dave Gibson Band at the Fat Cat

11 PM Mauritanian folk music reinventors 75 Dollar Bill at Freddy’s

1:30 PM Dodo Orchestra play their cosmopolitan, carnivalesque take on Balkanica, swing and torch song at Joe’s Pub, $15

midnght and 2 AM psychedelic tenor saxophonist/composer Ilhan Ersahin with Juini Booth, and Jochen Rueckert at Nublu. The show repeats on 10/3.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 3

4 PM Songs for Unusual Creatures – whose charming, psychedelic tributes to weirdness in the animal kingdom are suitable for adults as well as children – followed at 6 by badass resonator guitarist and delta blues/oldtime hillbilly music maven Mamie Minch, then otherworldly, rustic, haunting folk tunes and originals from the Reupblic of Georgia with Zedashe aat 8 and Mexican ranchera/bolero brass crew Banda de los Muertos at Barbes. Note $10 cover for the two later acts

5 PM Fizz – murderously intense noir Americana chanteuse Liz Tormes and Ollabell’s Fiona McBain, whose specialty is murder ballads sung in harrowing harmony – followed eventually at 10 PM by terse, tuneful, witty artsong bassist/composer Matt Siffert at Pete’s

 5 PM hypnotic, high-energy Garifuna dance-rock bandleader.guitarist Aurelio Martinez and band at the Brooklyn Museum, free He’s also at the Lincoln Center Atrium at 7:30 PM on 10/15

6 PM searing, theatrical Romany/Balkan punk rockers Bad Buka acoustic ?!? at Radegast Hall. Even without amps, they have the energy to drown out the tourists. If you couldn’t afford Gogol Bordello, these guys and girls will hit the spot.

7 PM crystalline-voiced Portland, Maine acoustic Americana chanteuse Caroline Cotter – who moves seamlessly and compellingly between original New England front-porch folk, jaunty Prohibition swing, French chanson and oldtimey/bluegrass stylings – at Caffe Vivaldi

7:15 PM  dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

 8 PM synthy 80s-style goth/darkwave singer Elle Le Fantome,  singer/guitatarist Mia Wilson’s haunting, blues-infused, angst-ridden, psychedelic project with brilliant lead guitarist Quincy Ledbetter, the Bright Smoke and and catchy, popular female-fronted powerpop band the Shondes at Union Hall, $10

 8 PM oudist Kenan Adnawi and the Alfaia Quartet play their Middle Eastern jazz at Alwan for the Arts, $20

8 PM darkly catchy piano-and-guitar art-rock duo Christy & Emily at Matchless, $8

8 PM the Momenta String Quartet with guest Marcy Rosen on cello play the Debussy String Quartet plus George Crumb’s Sonata for Solo Cello and works by Michael Small, Luigi Boccherini, Tomas Luis de Victoria:at the Tenri Institute, 43 W13th St, $15

8 PM one of Spain’s leading flamenco guitarists, Antón Jiménez, in a rare Brooklyn show at Roulette, $30/$26 stud/srs

8 PM pianist Yves Léveillé leads his moody, globally inspired third-stream jazz quartet at Flushng Town Hall, $16, reception to follow

8ish skronky, angular postpunk experimentalists Grex, the defiantly uncategorizable India Czajkowska and bewitchingly assaultive art-rock duo Naked Roots Conducive – violinist Natalia Steinbach and cellist Valerie Kuehne – at Panoply Performance Lab

8 PM the Piedmont Bluz Acoustic Duo and fast-fingered oldtimey blues/gospel guitarist Andy Cohen at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18, “no one turned away”

8:30 PM Koyt far dayn Fardakht (The Filth of your Suspicion) play “Yiddish revolutionary punk rock” followed eventually at 10:30 by Brown’s Syndrome featuring members of brilliant latin-tinged art-rock band Kotorino playing darkly assaultive improvised rock and then the amazingly multistylistic, fun, original Funkrust Brass Band at Rock Shop, $10 

9 PM Unsteady Freddie‘s monthly surf rock extravaganza at Otto’s begins at 9 with allstar Link Wray cover band the Wraycyclers, the absolutely brilliant, eclectic Turbosonics at 10, purist reverbtoned Strange but Surf at 11 and amusingly futuristic-themed surf punks Tsunamibots at midnight or so

midnight highly regarded Turkish art-rock/foli-rock guitarist/bandleader Demir Demirkan at Drom, $20 adv tix a must

2 AM ish (actually wee hours of 10/4) the ferocious, politically-inspired Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires play their “real Alabama R&R” at Baby’s All Right, $12

SUNDAY OCTOBER 4

11 AM community day at the newly opened National Sawdust in Williamasburg, free. Australian violinist Jon Rose engages the public with a ten-foot-tall, interactive electronic musical instrument, yikes! Via sensors and radio transmission, the movements and speed of the ball determine the sonic results. Puppeteer/designer/director Julian Crouch and musician/composer Saskia Lane—Birdheart collaborators and booking agents at the venue —join forces with Asphalt Orchestra for an interactive puppet parade to the East River at 3 PM. Found Sound Nation supply mobile studios throughout the parade for the public to make free recordings. The concert there that night with sets at 7 PM/9 PM features Terry Riley’s Abbeyozzud and Beyond with Gyan Riley, Zach Brock (violin), David Cossin (percussion), Travis Laplante (saxophone), Matmos (electronics), Benjamin Verdery and guitarists from the Yale School of Music, and Evan Ziporyn (saxophone), $25

3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, the Elgar Cello Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow

 4 PM a free all-ages triplebill at Paperbox with carnivalesque tropical Romany cutups Consumata followed at 5 by snarling punk blues duo Slim Wray and at 6 by neo glamrockers the Bushwick Hotel 

4 PM the Windscape Wind Quintet play their new arrangements of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie material at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

4 PM early music ensemble Rebel perform a medieval program tracing “the Path to Enlightenment at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 seats avail.

6:30 PM the Cassatt String Quartet play music by Peter Schickele and Antonín Dvorák at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow..

7:30 PM a wild windup to this year’s NY Gypsy Festival with – in reverse order -trumpet icon Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars featuring singer Eleanor Reissa; NYC’s long-running, eclectic Hungry March Band; the similarly eclectic, Ellington and hip-hop-influenced Slavic Soul Party and the Underground Horns, who veer from the Balkans to the Mediterranean to New Orleans, at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace Univ. on Spruce St. in the financial district, $20

730 PM the Pretzel Club play fun, playful improvisations with flute, trumpet, piano and bass at the Firehouse Space, $10

8 PM the Momenta String Quartet with guest pianist Gordon Beeferman play improvisational works by Borey Shin, Wilfrido Terrazas, Gordon Beeferman, Yusef Lateef: and Arthur Kampela, many of them world premieres, at the Tenri Institute, 43 W13th St, $15

9 PM a killler noir twinbill upstairs at 2A with the Orbisonesque blue-eyed soul of CC Carana and the ghoulabilly/protorock menace of Reid Paley

9 PM boisterously funny oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band at Skinny Dennis

9 PM intense improvisation with the Public Speaking Quartet: Jason Anthony Harris (voice, electronics, objects), Johnny Butler (saxophone), Valerie Kuehne (cello), Jeanann Dara (viola) at Jack, $12

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5

6 PM the Osso String Quartet – who shift between art-rock and indie classical – followed at 9 by vibraphonist Behn Gillece and his combo at the Fat Cat

7 PM string orchestra String Power play everything from Earth Wind & Fire to global styles at Branded Saloon

7:30 PM fiery, gospel-infused belter Lizzie Edwards leads a brilliant pickup band – comprising most of the people who played that awesome New Marble Giants tribute last month – in a performance of Paul McCartney’s Ram album at Bowery Electric, $10

8 PM snide boogie power trio Satan’s Satyrs, psychedelic, artsy doom metal band Electric Citizen and Pentagram (most of the original mid-70s US lineup) at St. Vitus, $25. Be aware that the 10/6 show is sold out

8/10:30 PM hip-hop lyricist par excellence Talib Kweli does his hip-hop jazz thing at the Blue Note, $20 standing room avail.

8 PM the self-explanatory Gypsy Jazz Caravan at Radegast Hall

9 PM 70s freak-folk legend Kath Bloom at – get there early

TUESDAY OCTOBER 6

7 PM a sensationally eclectic multi-performer bill with haunting all-female Bulgarian vocal choir Black Sea Hotel performing with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus plus string quartet; other composers/performers on the bill include Paola Prestini + Caroline Shaw at National Sawdust, $25

7:30 PM an all-star lineup: Joanna Maurer and Georgy Valtchev, violin; Dov Scheindlin and Danny Kim, viola’ Joel Noyes and Wolfram Koessel, cello; Troy Rinker, bass; Anna Stoytcheva and Lora Tchekoratova, piano plays works by Mozart, Dobrinka Tabakova plus Schubert’s Trout Quintet at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25

10/6-7, 7:30/9:30 PM pianist Amina Figarova leads her lush, cinematic sextet at the Jazz Standard, $25

7:30 PM Dan Trueman’s Nostalgic Synchronic digital prepared piano project with So Percussion, percussionist Adam Sliwinski and pianist Cristina Altamura at le Poissoin Rouge, $15 adv tix avail.

8:30 PM the towering, majestic, art-rock/symphonically neoromantic Awakening Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

10 PM edgy female-fronted funk band Eliza & the Organix – feat. swirly alto sax player Kristen Tivey –at the Way Stattion

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7

6 PM Gian Luigi Diana (sitar) + Jonathan Singer (percussion) at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

7:30 PM OMG one of the most exciting free concerts of the year – the Chamber Orchestra of the Macedonian Philharmonic with the supersonic Ismail Lumanovski on clarinet play works by Manchev, Tura (Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra) and Bartok at Merkin Concert Hall, early arrival a must

8 PM jazz and indie classical cross-pollination: pianist Matthew Shipp and violinist Fung Chern Hwei presenting his project Lisao, vocalist Lola Danza performs her project Korean Shamans, George Spanos‘ Quartet and Ben Stapp & the Zozimos also on the bill at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

8 PM up-and-coming guitarist/songwriter Alicyn Yaffee -the rare artist who successfully bridges the gap between lyrically-fueled chamber pop and jazz – at Silvana

8 PM uncategorizable singer Anais Maviel solo, Ellen O & violinist Jeff Young collaborare and fire off some sparks, go through the phone booth in Ange Noir Cafe, 247 Varet St. in Bushwick, closer to the Morgan Ave. stop.

8:30 PM bassist Michael Bates’ Chamber Group project with Jeff Lederer-clarinet; Mazz Swift-violin; Alden Banta-bassoon; Michael Sarin-drums followed at 10 by violist Miranda Seilaff’s Chamber Group with Amie Weiss – violin; Nicola Barbieri – bass ; Jacob Sacks – piano at Seeds, $10

9 PM intense, lyrically brilliant, quirky female-fronted two-keyboard 80s-style art-rock/new wave revivalists Changing Modes at Fontana’s

9 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangsta blues” at Troost. 10/15 at 8:30 they’re at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Hts., free.

9ish dazzlingly eclectic folk noir/psychedelic songwriter Lorraine Leckie and Czech violin wizard Pavel Cingl at 11th St. Bar

10 PM tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger and his new band – with trumpeter Jason Palmer, bassist Kim Cass and drummer Ian Froman – perform half-hour, hard-swinging visions of Bukka White’s “Parchman Farm Blues” and “Fixin’ to Die Blues,” with “the sound channeling the Mississippi Delta via Ornette Coleman’s Free Jazz” at 55 Bar, $10

THURSDAY OCTOBER 8

6 PM this era’s premier jazz tuba player Bob Stewart’s Double Quartet at Shrine

6:30 PM a rare performance of Armenian and Western classical gems: pianist Sofya Melikyan plays works by Artunian, Kachaturian, Shahrimanyan, Granados and Mompou’s immortally plaintive Variations on a Theme by Chopin at Zinc Bar, $25/$15 stud.

7 PM puppeteer Julian Crouch and bassist Saskia Lane’s multimedia project Birdheart – a contemplation of escape and renewal, among other things – with Bang on a Can Allstars guitarist Mark Stewart plus cellist Jeffrey Zeigler at National Sawdust, $25. The program repeats on 10/11 and 10/14.

7 PM ex-President Bill Clinton at Highline Ballroom, $10,000. This is not a joke. Ten grand, this has to be a record. It’s not known if he’ll bust out the sax and play Kenny G covers.

7:30 PM ghostly, oceanically-inspired Nashville gothic band Karen & the Sorrows at C’mon Everybody

7:30 PM opening night at the Ear, 75 Murray St. with lots of new indie classical material, solo piano by Lisa Hogan and others tba, $20/$10 stud incl. open bar

8 ish a benefit for the recently burned Silent Barn with Celestial Shore – who veer between stuttering postpunk and low-key, lyrically-driven glamrock, the nebulously jangly female-fronted Mega Bog, savage guitarist Alyse Lamb’s jaggedly tuneful organ-guitar-drums outfit Parlor Walls, mystery band Real Adult and dynamically shifting, cinematic black metal/mathrock band Sirens at Palisades

8 PM the album release show by globally-influenced chanteuse Dahlia Dumont‘s reliatbly tuneful reggae/jazz/chanson band the Blue Dahlia followed at 10 by the plush, balmy, oldtimey uke swing of Daria Grace & the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

8 PM wry newschool oldtimey songwriter Odetta Hartman plays the record release for her new one at the big room at the Rockwood, followed at 9 ($10 cover) by catchy, time-warping oldtimey Americana/oldschool soul mashups from“steamboat soul” band Roosevelt Dime. 10/24 Hartman is at Festival of the Hunt at the Irondale Cente at 85 S Oxford St. in Ft. Greene, time TBA with Feral Foster, Alex Battles and a whole bunch of NYC acoustic Americana talent, $25 includes open bar and bbq style food

8 PM the California Honeydrops play their purist 60s blue-eyed soul and groove music – with a healthy dose of good oldschool postbop jazz – at the Knitting Factory, $15 adv tix rec

8 PM the massive SLM Ensemble play the album release show for their new one featuring new works by conductor Sarah Weaver and bassist Mark Dresser – also featuring Jen Shyu on vocals, George Ziadeh on oud and Oliver Lake on sax – at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

9ish eclectic, state-of-the-art postbop guitarist Will Bernard leads his trio at Bar Lunatico

10 PM fiery klezmer-tinged guitarist Eyal Maoz, Lukas Ligeti on percussion, James Ilgenfritz on bass and Jon Rose on violin jam up a storm at the Stone, $15

10 PM tuneful, southwestern gothic-tinged acoustic songstress Maya Caballero at Muchmore’s

10 PM Alfonso Velez – the rare Cure-influenced dark rocker who doesn’t suck – at the small room at the Rockwood

11 PM psychedelic powerpop/new wave rocker Mike Rimbaud plays songs from his characteristically tuneful, snarling, politically smart, Elvis Costello-esque new one Put That Dream in Your Pipe and Smoke It at Nublu

FRIDAY OCTOBER 9

7 PM Macedonian folk luminaries Odglasi play a set to celebrate the release of Martin Koenig’s field recordings on Smithsonian Folkways. Playing ‘Til Your Soul Comes Out! Music of Macedonia iat the Macedonian Consulate’s Gallery MC, 549 W 52nd St., free but rsvp reqd

7 PM kick-ass guitar-and-organ-fueled original psychedelic garage rockers  the Electric Mess at Grand Victory, $

7 PM NY Baroque Inc. play an equally oldschool and rare program of cantatas by J. S. Bach, J. C. Bach, and Telemann, plus J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6., joined by British violinist Monica Huggett, at the Rogers Auditoirum at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, $30

7 PM Paula Boggs – whose blend of electric Neil Young and oldschool soul music evokes the raw emotion of those influences rather than some lame 70s hippie dadrock imitation – at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

10/9-10, 7:30/9:30 PM tenor saxophonist John Ellis leads a quintet with Gary Versace – organ; Alan Ferber – trombone; John Altieri – sousaphone’ Jason Marsalis – drums playing the album release show for his aptly titled new one, Charm at the Jazz Gallery, $22

10/9-10. 7:30 PM highly regarded soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome leads a quintet with Josh Evans – trumpet , Luis Perdomo – piano , Brad Jones – bass , Gerald Cleaver – drums at Smalls

7:30 PM Mark Olson, late of the Jayhawks, followed by well-loved 90s Americana/garage rock road warriors the Bottle Rockets at Bowery Electric

10/9-10, 7:30 PM the premiere of Stefania de Kennesey‘s Bonfire of the Vanities: The Opera, based on the Tom Wolfe bestseller, at El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Ave. at 104th St, $30

8 PM cult favorite Romany chanteuse (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and her killer band followed by pianist Alejandro Zuleta and band, who reinvent cumbia classics with a jazz and classical tinge, at Barbes

8 PM noir rocker Nicole Atkins at Webster Hall.. JD McPherson – who should be opening for her, not the other way around – plays afterward, $20

8 PM not making this up: Thelonious Monk classics played tango style, featuring Konrad Adderley, bass; Nick Danielson, violin; Tito Castro, bandoneon; Gustavo Casenave, piano; Reno Padilla, vocals, plus dancers, at Flushing Town Hall, $16

8 PM bass clarinetist/saxophonist Lindsay Vickery and singer Dafna Naphtali unveil relevant new electroacoustic new works responding to the Occupy Movement, Whistleblowers, and the reportage of Chris Hedges, Glenn Greenwald and others at the Firehouse Space

8 PM the first of a two-day John Zorn festival at National Sawdust with the world premiere of Madrigals Books I-II sung by Lisa Bielawa, Jane Sheldon, Sarah Brailey, Mellissa Hughes, Rachel Calloway and Kirsten Sollek perform this world premiere. The 10 PM set has Asmodeus featuring Marc Ribot (guitar), Trevor Dunn (bass) and Tyshawn Sorey (drums), $25

8 PM indie classical group Ensemble Mise-En plays an enticing program of works by Frederic Rzewski, Enda Bates. Keeril Makan, and comductor/impersario Moon Young Ha at Mise-En Place Bushwick, 678 Hart St 1B in Bushwick, L to Dekalb Ave, $20/$15 stud/srs includes a drink

8:30 PM a cool string jazz twinbill: violinist Sam Bardfeld with pianist Kris Davis and drummer Mike Sarin followed by cellist Chris Hoffman with bassist Adam Hopkins and Craig Weinrib on drums at I-Beam, $15

9 PM consdiering the spae, a cool-temperatured night with Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), Richard Wyands (piano), Peter Washington (bass) at Mezzrow, $20

10/9, 10 PM cabaret & tarot fortunetelling with Shelley Hirsch, lyrically intense avant garde singer/poet Jane LeCroy, acoustic art-rock/folk noir songwriter/chanteuse/force of nature Larkin Grimm, performance activist Took Edalow, jazz pianist Mitch Hampton, Darcey Leonard, Michael Wiener @ The Red Room, 3rd floor above KGB bar, 85 E 4th St. (near 2nd Ave), $15

10:30 PM Zlatne Uste, NYC’s first and arguably most deeply authentic, explosive Balkan brass band, at Drom, $10

SATURDAY OCTOBER 10

3 PM the Heritage Blues Orchestra play their explosive New Orleans roots music followed by the Trishas and their pillowy four-part oldtime C&W harmonies at Madison Square Park

3 (yes, three) PM smart, clever ex Chicha Libre timbalera and vocalist Karina Colis teams up with lyrical Colombian pianist and composer Carolina Calvache at the small room at the Rockwood

5 PM up-and-coming pianist Brian Le plays music by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Schumann, Bartok, Chopin, Ravel and Prokofiev at the DiMenna Center, $5

6 PM badass resonator guitarist and delta blues/oldtime hillbilly music maven Mamie Minch followed at 8 by sultry retro Franco-American torch jazz/chamber pop/ukulele swing band les Chauds Lapins at Barbes

6 PM the Bogmen’s Vic Thrill at Pete’s. He’s also here on the 24th

6:30 PM the Third Annual Bob Stewart Tuba Competition – featuring Jose Davila, Clark Gayton and Steffen Granly  – followed by performances by the man himself, PUBLIQuartet and more at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, $15

7 PM hard-rocking psychedelic cumbia/surf dance band Consumata, anthemic Celtic-flavored punk rockers the Crypt Keeper 5 and popular 90s ska band Inspecter 7 at Grand Victory, $15

7 PM Chicago-style blues guitar monster Bobby Radcliff at Terra Blues.

7 PM pianist Nathanial LaNasa plays works by Debussy, Beethoven, Franck and Schoenberg at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

7:30 PM Ensemble Pi play the world premiere of Eleanor Cory’s Rikers Island, inspired by texts written by women inmates and compiled in the new anthology, These Are Hard Times for Dreamers; Frederic Rzewski’s iconic minimalist epic Attica, in memory of the 1971 upstate New York prison riot; and Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St., $20 .

7:30 PM diverse, purist up-and-coming jazz chanteuse Brianna Thomas and her combo at Ginny’s Supper Club, $15 standing room avail.

8 PM day two of the John Zorn festival at National Sawdust has Zorn reprising his legendary Met Museum improvisation a couple of years ago with Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) and Milford Graves (drums). The 10 PM set has Cobra featuring Mark Feldman (violin), Okkyung Lee (cello), Jeffrey Zeigler (cello), Ikue Mori (electronics), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Brian Marsella (keyboards), Eyal Maoz (guitar), Marc Ribot (guitar), Trevor Dunn (bass), Cyro Baptista (percussion), Ches Smith (drums/vibes), Kenny Wollesen (drums/vibes) and Zorn himself as “prompter,” $25

8ish Red Metal: Patrick Breiner, tenor sax – Chris Hoffman, cello – Emilie Lesbros, Anaïs Maviel – voice, Sana Nagano – violin at New Revolution Art, 7 Stanhope Street, Bushwick, J to Kosciuszko St

9 PM pyrotechnic, theatrical art-rock/blues/ragtime pianist/songwriter Jack Spann at Sidewalk

9 PM hypnotic cello-and-marimba duo Goli play the album release show for their new one at Caffe Vivaldi

10 PM wryly swirly newschool psychedeliic garage rockers Gringo Star at the Cameo Gallery, $10

SUNDAY OCTOBER 11

4 PM East of the River Ensemble play their original recorder-driven arrangements of Balkan, Middle Eastern and Armenian tunes at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

4 PM pianist Emir Gamsizoglu plays works by Chopin, Mozart, Tschakovsky, Liszt, Scarlatti and de Falla plus his own intense, neoromantic Variations d’Heybeli at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St., $20

6 PM dark low-register reedman Ben Goldberg with ensemble TBA followed by Josh Sinton playing solo baritone sax at Downtown Music Gallery, free

7 PM composer/clarinetist Mike McGinnis’ pastoral jazz group followed at 9 by Romany jazz/psychedelic rock guitar mastermind Stephane Wrembel.

8 PM recorder player Terri Hron and composer Paula Matthusen spar and combine atmospheric textures, followed by a rare NYC appearance by keyboardist/composer Yoni Niv balanced on the high end with sax by Dan Blake and on the low by Josh Sinton at the Firehouse Space, $10

8 PM guitarist Chris Welcome leads a quartet (Shayna Dulberger, Mike Pride, Jonathan Moritz) followed by Air Ceremony (Dustin Carlson​, Mike Baggetta, Nathaniel Morgan, Danny Gouker, Kate Gentile) at Jack, $12

9 PM Algiers – who mash up creepy, explosively cinematic postpunk with noir soul and a fearless, confrontational anti-surveillance state political stance- at Rough Trade, $15

9ish psychedleic cumbia/reggaeton bandledaer and lyricist Ana Tijoux at Webster Hall, $20

10:30 PM sweeping, swinging, ambitous vibraphone jazz with the Behn Gillece Quartet feat. Nate Radley – guitar , Paul Gill – bass , Jason Tiemann – drums at Smalls

11 PM dark, smart, edgy post-Velvet rock songwriter and former Band of Susans guitarist Anne Husick and band at Otto’s

midnight, edgy Russian art-rock/indie classical keyboardist/songwriter Olga Bell plays the album release show for her new one Incitation with violinists Mari Kimura and Jon Rose at National Sawdust, $25

MONDAY OCTOBER 12

6 PM Haitian brass band DjaRARA on the terrace at 1 Penn Plaza, 34th St. close to 8th Ave., free

6 PM some fascinatingly textured improvisations with Miya Masaoka, koto; Nate Wooley, trumpet; Theresa Wong, cello, voice at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 minimum.

7 PM intense, darkly politically-fueled Tunisian-born art-rock chanteuse Emel Mathlouthi at National Sawdust, $25

7:30 PM edgy, fun, original Bay Area Romany guitar jazz trio Gaucho at Joe’s Pub, $20

7:30 PM pianist Judit Gabos plays an all-Bartok program at the Hungarian Consulate, 223 E 52n d St., free, rsvp reqd

8 PM an awesome acoustic guitar twinbill: wryly virtuosic Americana/jazz songwriter Robbie Fulks followed by the thinking person’s Tom Petty, Chuck Prophet at City Winery, $20 standing room avail.

8 PM fun, edgy, eclectic bluegrass/newgrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers – Steve Martin’s backing unit – at Bowery Ballroom, $20

8/10:30 PM moody but kinetic third-stream pianist Romain Collin with bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Nate Wood at the Blue Note

8 PM new electroacoustic works by Neil Rolnick performed by the composer with Ashley Bathgate, cello; Ted Nash, alto saxophone; and Kathleen Supové, piano. at Roulette, $20

8:30 PM balmy, sardonically individualistic vocal jazz stylist Dorian Devins and her trio with Lou Rainone on piano and Tom Hubbard on bass at the Bar Next Door, $12

TUESDAY OCTOBER 13

Be advised that this year’s Colossal Music Joke a.k.a. CMJ starts right about now. If there’s any week to stay out of the clubs, this is it. There are, however, some gems hidden amidst the garbage, just remember that set times are very fluid and can’t be trusted: a trip far from home to see somebody you love might turn out to be disappointing. It’s a good week for brass bands, though, with Honk Festival in progress.

half past noon acclaimed Belgian organist Ignace Michiels:performs a program tba at Central Synagogue, 54th and Lexington Ave., free

5 PM atmospherically towering marching band jazz with the Himalayas feat. Kenny Wollesen on drums and gongs on the High Line, enter at 34th St. btw 11/12 Aves and follow the sound

5:50 PM (wtf?) a brief set by the Clean’s Hamish Kilgour at Pete’s

7 PM droll, amazingly eclectic jazz/ragtime/stoner folk quartet the Four Bags followed at 9 by ten-piece funky Balkan brass/Ellington jazz monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

7 PM a rare US appearance by Moroccan trance-folk ensemble Dar Gnawa of Tanger in collaboration with Abdellah El Gourd and jazz piano legend Randy Weston at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, free, get there early

10/13-14, 7:30/9:30 PM deviously edgy, eclectic, paradigm-shifting B3 jazz organist Brian Charette leads his trio at the Jazz Standard, $25

8 PM intense contralto singer and punk-inspired noir cabaret songwriter Deby Medrez Pier at the Way Stattion 

8 PM a true Americana original: glampunk/ghoulabilly guitarist Tav Falco’s Panther Burns with Mike Watt on bass at Grand Victory, $15

10/13-18, 8/10 PM intense improvisational bassist James Ilgenfritz plays with a pretty scary series of ensembles at the Stone, $15. Choice pick: 10/14, 8 PM his dystopic “cut-up opera,” based on William Burrough’s The Ticket That Exploded, with a massive 18-person cast

8 PM the Philadelphia Orchestra play works by Grieg and Bartok plus Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $21 tix avail.

8 PM inventive Austalian art-rock/jazz pianist (and Greta Gertler collaborator) Barney McAll in a rare duo show with Matt Clohesy on bass at Mezzrow, $20

8 PM brilliant indie classical pianist Sarah Cahill plays Terry Riley works at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

11 PM Parlor Walls – Eula guitarslinger Elyse Lamb’s snarling, catchy, noiserock/postpunk collaboration with organist/drummer Chris Mulligan – at Muchmore’s. 10/14 at 8 they’re at Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave/Greenpoint), then at 10 on 10/15 at Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Ave /Bushwick), then on 10/30 at 9:30 they’re at Aviv

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14

3:45 PM Palehound a.k.a. guitarist Ellen Kempner plays her catchy, biting retro 80s-inflected but not blatantly imitative postpunk at Cake Shop. 10/15 she’s at Union Pool at 7:30; on 10/16, at Palisades at 10:45 and on 10/16 at Baby’s All Right at 2 PM.

6 PM massive carnivalesque horn-driven street band Environmental Encroachment at 1 Penn Plaza, 34th St. close to 8th Ave., free

6 PM charming all-female newgrass/southern pop harmony trio the Wild Reeds ollowed eventually at 1 AM (wee hours of 10/15) by singer/guitatarist Mia Wilson’s haunting, blues-infused, angst-ridden, psychedelic project with brilliant lead guitarist Quincy Ledbetter, the Bright Smoke at the small rooom at the Rockwood

6 PM the Sphinx Virtuosi with the Catalyst Quartet and composer Gabriela Lena Frank at the piano perform works by Frank, Jennifer Higdon, Jessie Montgomery, Rachel Barton Pine, Daniel Bernard Roumain at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $25

6:30 PM the NYC debut of Puglia, Italy’s Kalascima playing their intoxicating, original “psychedelic trance tarantella” at Dron, $15 adv tix rec

7 PM mesmerizing, hypnotic indie classical/jazz sax ensemble Battle Trance at Bric Arts, free

7:30 PM a free screening of the documentary film Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Godmother of Rock ‘n’ Roll at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

7:30 PM tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger and his new band – with trumpeter Jason Palmer, bassist Kim Cass and drummer Ian Froman – perform half-hour, hard-swinging visions of Bukka White’s “Parchman Farm Blues” and “Fixin’ to Die Blues,” with “the sound channeling the Mississippi Delta via Ornette Coleman’s Free Jazz” at Smalls

8 PM haunting, eclectic art-rock/psychedelic songwriter Ember Schrag and the similarly soaring Lianne Smith at Branded Saloon

8 PM in reverse order: Balkan brass, latin soul, second-line marches and French anarchy: Frank London, Spanglish Fly, New Creations Brass Band and Les Vilains Chicot at Littlefield, $12

8 PM luminous indie classical singer/composer Gelsey Bell‘s Prisoner Songs – a harrowing collaboration with visual artist Erik Ruin about life behind bars – with shadow puppetry, at Roulettte, $20/$15 stud/srs

8 PM singer/pianist/accordionist Gina Leishman‘s Mr. Wau-Wau with Rinde Eckert, vox, accordion, pump organ; Doug Wieselman, clarinet, sax, guitar Marcus Rojas, tuba and Kenny Wollesen, drums. plays Berthold Brecht at Barbes, $10 cover

8 PM a throwback to Glenn Branca in the 80s: 121 guitar students , faculty members, and friends from the Third Street Music School Settlement perform the world premiere of 121 Guitars & More by David Lang at the World Financial Center, free

8:30 PM edginess in an intimate space: the Out Louds with Mary Halvorson – guitar; Ben Goldberg – Clarinets; Tomas Fujiwara – Drums at Seeds, $10

9 PM smartly pensive, minimalistically-inclined, lyrical acoustic singer Amy Bezunartea followed by brilliantly brooding guitarslinger Jennifer O’Connor and then the creepy, psychedelic Tim Foljahn at Union Pool, $tba

9 PM one of the most original, smartly eclectic songwriters in swinging, noir-tinged, occasionally psychedelic music, Daphne Lee Martin at the Way Station 

9ish purist, straightforward, warmly tuneful front-porch folk songwriter Joanna Sternberg at Bar Lunatico. 10/15, 8 PM she’s at Barbes

9ish kinetic Icelandic female-fronted postpunk/janglerockers Mammut at Black Bear Bar, 70 N Sixth St. in Wililamsburg, free

9 PM irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Freddy’s

THURSDAY OCTOBER 15

6:30 PM one of the most interestingly lyrical, eclectic young jazz guitarists around, Dave Juarez with Marty Isenberg on bass and Rodrigo Recabarren on drums at the Bar Next Door, free

6:30 PM French pianist Lise de la Salle and American violist Kyle Armbrust play works by Bach, Prokofiev, Brahms, and Kodály at the French Consulate, 934 5th Ave., $30, all proceeds to benefit the French-American Piano Society

7 PM hypnotic, psychedelically funky hammered dulcimer instrumentals with House of Waters at Club Bonafide, 2112 E 52 nd St., $20

7 PM the Music from Copland House Ensemble plays music by emerging composers Viet Cuong, Reena Esmail, Michael Gilbertson, Gity Razaz, Steven Snowden and Dan Visconti at the Greene Space, $20 includes a drink

7:30 PM smart, diverse art-rock pianist/songwriter Erika Lloyd – sort of the Manhattan counterpart to Greta Gertler – at Pete’s

7:30 PM pianist/composer Anjelika Akbar plays her homage to Russian painter Ivan Aivazofsky and his portrayal of Istanbul at Drom, $20 gen adm.

10/15-18, 7:30/9:30 PM tenor saxophonist Donald Harrison leads his quintet at the Jazz Standard, $30

8 PM probably in reverse order: a subset of mighty all-female Brazilian drum troupe BatalaNYC, massive carnivalesque horn-driven street band Environmental Encroachment , French punk brass unit Les Vilains Chicot, New Orleans second-liners New Creations Brass Band and NYC’s most epic, intense, battle-ready original Balkan brass group, Raya Brass Band at WFMU Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery St (Greene/Washington), Jersey City $10, Path train to Exchange Place

tasty fresh-fermented Vermont ciders 8-11 PM, the Bram Kincheloe Quartet (a Sister Sparrow family thing) at 9, free (the band that is) at Jimmy’s No. 43 at 43 E 7th St.

8 PM the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra play works by Mendelssohn, Rihm and Schumann at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $15 tix avail.

8 PM the Ullmann Project performs rarely heard vocal music of cult favorite, individualistic early third-stream composer (and Holocaust victim) Viktor Ullmann at Merkin Concert Hall, $30

8 PM lively improvisation with pianist Simone Weissenfels with Sayun Chang: percussion, On Ka’a Davis: guitar/eectric violin,; Ben Stapp: tuba at the Firehouse Space, $10

8 PM electric guitar quartet Dither plus special guest guitarist Mark Stewart from the Bang on a Can All-Stars for a performance of Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint at the World Financial Center, free

9 PM the Strung Out String Band play hi-energy oldtime Appalachian tunes at Bar Chord

 9:30 PM the Microscopic Septet‘s Joel Forrester and Dave Hofstra play a stripped-down piano/bass show at Mezzrow, $20

10 PM fun, quirky, skronkily kinetic female-fronted  post-new wave band the Walking Shapes at Grand Victory, $10

10 PM popular dark Americana duo the Tall Pines in the back room at Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 E Seventh St. (Bowery/Second Ave)

11 PM North by North – who veer between catchy gutter blues, boogie rock and new wave and somehow make it all work – at the Shop in Bushwick

FRIDAY OCTOBER 16

noon, a very rare daylight show by NYC’s most haunting, inscrutable, lyrically brilliant noir band Karla Rose & the Thorns at the big room at the Rockwood

noon the Sleepy Hahas – whose take on 60s psychedelia and garage rock has a welcome, hard-hitting terseness – at Bowery Electric, free

1 PM ish darkly watery dreampop band Lazyeyes at the Delancey, downstairs. They play a second set upstairs toward the end of one of those ridiculous CMJ bills, free w/rsvp

7 PM the Brooklyn New Music Collective play premieres from Kallembach, Roven, and Stubblefield, plus songs from Matheson and Gerbe at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $20/$10 stud/srs

7:30/9:30 PM edgy, Balkan-inspired alto saxophonist Roman Filiu leads a quintet with Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet at the Jazz Gallery, $22

8 PM probably in reverse order: increasingly funky, awesome low-register original vintage-style Cuban groove band Gato Loco , the intense parade-ready Drumadics, the more eclectic but also more punk Hungry March Band, massive carnivalesque horn-driven street band Environmental Encroachment , French punk brass unit Les Vilains Chicot, mighty all-female Brazilian drum troupe BatalaNYC,and more at Gowanus Ballroom, 37 9th Street, Brooklyn, $20, F to Smith/9th St., just take 9th a couple of blocks across the canal

8:30 PM the original cello rockers, Rasputina, as fearless and funny and relevant as ever, playing the album release show for their new one at Highline Ballroom, $17.50 adv tix rec

9 PM a wild night of hot swing jazz: Nick Russo + 11 followed at 10 by their alter ego Banjo Nickaru & His Western Scooches and then at 11 the Hott Jazz Jumpers doing their album/dvd pre-release party? at the Jalopy, $10

9 PM hard-hitting funk/Afrobeat band Shelley Nicole’s Blakbushe at at C’Mon Everybody

9/10:30 PM tersely tuneful, popular jazz guitarist Lage Lund leads a quartet at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 minimum.

9:30ish if you’re out in Bushwick and you feel like seeing a free show, you could do worse than gutter blues/garage rockers Acid Dad at the Wick. Darkly watery dreampop band Lazyeyes play after at around 1:30 in the wee hours of 10/17.

10 PM ferociously tuneful brass-and-guitar-fueled southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs followed by psychedelic art-rock bandleader Lorraine Leckie at Sidewalk

10 PM fiery, hard-grooving Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart at Silvana

10 PM New Orleans shuffles and funky second line beats with New Creations Brass Band at Shrine

1:30 AM (actually wee hours of 10/17) a wild, deep-Brooklyn style postbop night with tenor sax powerhouse Eric Wyatt , Benito Gonzalez – piano , Essiet Essiet – bass , Kyle Poole – drums at Smalls

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17

noon, free, otheworldly all-female Balkan choral trio Black Sea Hotel and the Kronos Quartet premiere brilliant, haunting singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Sarah Small‘s new seven-part suite. Plus other composer-performers “too amazingly prolific and talented” to announce yet, at St. Ann’s Warehouse, early arrival a must. The program repeats at 8 PM; $26 tix available.

2 PM Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble play their distinctive mashup of latin jazz, classical and klezmer at Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Librarym 280 Cadman Plaza West (@ Tillary St) in Brooklyn Heights, free, A/C to High St., free

2:30 PM the Human Jukebox Brass Band, Seriously Noisy Marching Band, French punk brass unit Les Vilains Chicot,, Kings County Pipes and Drums, New Orleans’ New Creations Brass Band, mighty all-female Brazilian drum troupe BatalaNYC, and massive carnivalesque horn-driven street band Environmental Encroachment , plus a 4 PM performance of “Hello Folly” by Pat Oleszko with music by Ken Field: a twenty person theater troupe, a “ burlesque costumed romp on the mad idea of not drilling in the Arctic” at the community garden at Ave. C and 9th St.  

5:45 PM lyrically-fueled electric folk noir band Leland Sundries at Leftfield

7 PM the Nat Osborn Band – whose wry, cleverly lyrical New Orleans sounds come across somewhere in between Dr. John and Brother Joscephus – followed eventually at 11 by bouncy Afrobeat orchestra Emefe – who’re going in a harder funk direction lately -at the big room at the Rockwood

7 PM undulating ecstatic Pakistani grooves with Riyaaz Qawwali at Flushing Town Hall, $16

7:30 PM massive, paradigm-shifting indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth perform works by Ted Hearne, Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, William Brittell, Eric Dudley and Caleb Burhans at Natoinal Sawdust, $25. The 10 PM show (separate $25 admission) features the world premiere of Memory Palace, with Christopher Cerrone‘s music performed by percussionist Jonny Allen, and film by Francesco Simeti; Listen, Quiet, with Paola Prestini’s music performed by cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, percussionist David Cossin, and film projections by S. Katy Tucker; and the world premiere of a new collaboration by the amazingly multistylistic, haunting pianist/sound sculptor Bora Yoon and multimedia artist Joshue Ott. Then at midnight (separate $15 admission) there’s another show with the JG Ballard-inspired Low City and the strangely, intriguingly kinetic Hessismore

7:30 PM indie classical chamber group Cadillac Moon Ensemble play premiere pieces by composers Jeff Nichols, Julie Harting, Chi-hin Leung, and Inés Thiebaut whose compositions were inspired by graphs showing income inequality. The graphs will be projected during the performances, with commentayr and conversation with Chad Kautzer, author of Radical Philosophy. Sugg. don “half your hourly wage,” no one turned away, at the Tenri Institute, 43 W 13th St.

8 PM French punk brass unit Les Vilains Chicot, New Orleans’ New Creations Brass Band,, Luminescent Orchestrii mastermind Sxip Shirey & His Jank Band, eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass group the Underground Horns and Brazilian percussionist Marcus Santos, location TBA (probably Gowanus Ballroom), watch this space, $20

10/17-18, 8 PM legendary first-wave UK punk-reggae band the Subhumans at the Acheron, $15

8 PM Andalucian and Persian-tinged flamenco sounds with guitar virtuoso Arturo Martínez and the Espiritu Gitano Ensemble at Alwan for the Arts, $20

8 PM atmospheric, cinematic, minimalist female-fronted art-rock band Letters to Nepal at Matchless

8 PM could be a really smoldering night of noisy improvisation with saxophonist Bonnie Kane’s Fire Maidens from Outer Space with Dave Miller: drums, Reuben Radding: bass, Anais Maviel – vocals/ percussionat the Firehouse Space, $10

9 PM the Delorean Sisters – who specialize in funny oldtimey acoustic covers of cheesy 80s radio pop – electric, lyrically-fueled folk noir band Leland Sundries and and 90s-style alt-country act Butchers Blind at Hank’s

9 PM Italian percussion sorceress Alessandra Belloni‘s trancey, witchy tarantella rock band at Mehanata, $10

9 PM Rocky & the Pressers – sort of a second-generation Slackers, blending roots reggae with a healthy dose of oldschool soul and some cool, wry original tunes – followed eventually at midnight by charming Italian 50s swing harmony trio Ladyvette at the Way Station

9ish another of this week’s wild brass band extravaganzas, artists probably in reverse order: Luminescent Orchestrii mastermind Sxip Shirey & His Jank Band,, a subset of mighty all-female Brazilian drum troupe BatalaNYC, eclectic, Balkan/latin/funk brass group the Underground Horns ,the intense parade-ready Drumadics, massive carnivalesque horn-driven street band Environmental Encroachment at the Wick, $20

10 PM Sweet Tits, “the punk raw lesbo Spinal Tap” – you heard it here first – at Freddy’s

SUNDAY OCTOBER 18

11:30 AM ish NYC’s most eclectic klezmer/latin/cumbia band, Metropolitan Klezmer for klezmer brunch at City Winery, $10, kids free, no minimum.

1 PM free tacos on the roof at the Delancey, not a music event but if you’re in the hood and hungry…

2 PM savagely lyrical, enigmatic great plains gothic chanteuse Ember Schrag and her similarly brilliant lead guitarist Bob Bannister at Union Pool, free

3 PM organist Renee Anne Louprette plays works by Jeanne Demessieux, Marin Marais (her own transcription), a Pamela Decker world premiere plus pieces by Ibert, Ad Wammes and a heroic finale with Franck’s Piece Heroique at the church of St. Ignatius Loyola on the upper west, $20

3 PM pianist Alessio Bax plays Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition with live drawing by Doug Fitch at National Sawdust, $25

3 PM a six-hour marathon of music by composers under 40 including Caroline Shaw, Jason Treuting and many, many others performed by the Jack Quartet, So Percussion, Duo Cortona and more at Merkin Concert Hall, $15

4 PM early music group Musica Temprana make their US debut with a fascinating, rare performance of “Bailes, Tonadas & Cachuas, Songs and Dances from 18th Century Trujillo, Peru” at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 seats avail.

4 PM a fascinating, diverse cross-pollinating chamber concert with music of 14 Japanese and American composers including David Del Tredici, Fernando Otero and Ippo Tsuboi and played by clarinetist Thomas Piercy with Chatori Shimizu, koto player Jun Ando, pianist Taka Kigawa and pianist Judith Olson at the Tenri Instittue, 43 E 13th St., $25/$15 stud.srs, reception to follow

4 PM pianist Joel Fan plays Wang Jianzhong’s Five Yunnan Folksongs, Alberto Ginastera’s Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 22 and Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B Minor at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

4 PM the Double Entendre Music Ensemble – devoted to music on double-reeded instruments – play a program TBA at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $tba

4:30 PM the intense, minor-key, Middle Eastern tinged Eyal Vilner Big Band at Smalls

5 PM an eclectic triplebill: Afro-Peruvian jazz pianist/chanteuse Chi-Chi Glass and band at 5, Villa Delirium – who shift from hypnotic, slowcore Americana to creepy circus rock – at 7 and psychedelic rock/Romany jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel at 9 at Barbes

5 PM the NY Scandia Symphony Chamber Orchestra play a Frank Foerster world premiere plus Scandinavian works by Johan Helmich Roman, Carl Nielsen and Niels Gade at Our Saviour’s-Atonement, 178 Bennett Ave (one block west of Broadway at 189th St, free

6 PM sensational accordionist Ismail Butera‘s Velvet Jubillee play their “cajuny, bluesy, bar hoppin’ music” at Silvana

8 PM sardonically hellraising multistylistic string band the Appleseed Collective – heirs to the throne of the Asylum Street Spankers – at the Jalopy

10 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Littlefield, $12

MONDAY OCTOBER 19

7:30 PM art-rock bandleader Lorraine Leckie and witheringly funny social critic Anthony Haden-Guest reprise their haunting, devilishly lyrical, sardonic chamber pop album Rudely Interrupted at Pangea

7:30 PM the Parker Quartet play works by Szymanowski, Tchaikovsky and Tan Dun at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free.

7:30 PM the American String Quartet with Anton Nel, piano play works by Mozart, Bartok and Dohnanyi at Borden Auditorium at Manhattan School of Music, free

8 PM creepy noir chamber pop/murder ballad duo Charming Disaster – Jeff Morris of Kotorino and Ellia Bisker from Sweet Soubrette – host a night of murder ballads feat. inscrutable cellist/art-rocker Serena Jost and others including but not limited to Jessi Robertson, Bobtown, Andrew Vladeck (Fireships), Pearl Rhein, Karen Poliski, Erica Di Loreto, and Orphan Jane at Branded Saloon

8 PM Evgeny Genchev, piano plays works by Beethoven, Scriabin, Chopin and Liszt at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St., free

 9 PM charming all-female newgrass/southern pop harmony trio the Wild Reeds at Union Hall, $8

9 PM NYC jazz legend and twin-reedman George Braith leads a quintet at the Fat Cat

tersely poignant acoustic tunesmith Amy Bezunartea at the Mercury

TUESDAY OCTOBER 20

half past noon Claudia Dumschat, organ: plays Jean Langlais’ Suite Medievale at the charming little Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E 29th St, $5 sugg don

2 PM ahotshot  klezmer duo – violinist Jake Shulman-Ment accompanied by Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl (hammered dulcimer) Poe Park Visitor Center, 2640 Grand Concourse in the Bronx

7 PM perennially clever, entertaining Monk-influenced pianist Joel Forrester followed at 9 by clever, fiery, eclectic ten-piece Balkan/hip-hop/funk brass maniacs Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

7/11 PM the 24-piece Wild Up Ensemble with special guests Archie Carey, electric bassoon; Brian Walsh, baritone saxophone; Richard Valitutto, piano play new works by innumerable indie classical and jazz composers (and a cover of Fear’s New York’s All Right If You Like Saxophones to open the show) at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs, cover charge includes admission to both early and late sets.

8 PM “Lea Bertucci explores the sonic qualities of a decrepit alto sax uncovered from Bradley Eros’ basement, with a live collage of 35mm slide and 16mm film projections by Eros. Anthony Saunders, of seminal harsh noise group Bastard Noise, performs with Bertucci on bass clarinet, celebrating the duo’s first cassette” at the Walker Space, 55 Walker St. in Chinatown, $15

10/20-25, 8/10 PM trumpeter Nate Wooley plays with a series of ensembles at the Stone. Choice pick: 10/21 at 8, the premiere of his  Psalms from Hell Cycle with Megan Schubert (soprano) Christopher Hoffman, Mariel Roberts, Shanda Wooley, Eleanor Norton (cellos)

10/20-25, 8:30/10:30 PM lyrical jazz piano icon Fred Hersch leads his trio at the Vanguard, $25

8:30 PM plaintive Portuguese fado star Sofia Ribeiro with Juan Andrés Ospina, piano; Petros Klampanis, bass; Marcelo Woloski, percussion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 minimum

9 PM Czech jazz guitarslinger Martina Fiserova at the Way Station

9:30 PM edgy, funky, fearlessly populist female-fronted latin rock/art-rock band the Dysorderlies at Drom, $5 adv tix rec!

9:30 PM saxophone powerhouse Lucas Pino‘s two-guitar No No Nonet at Smalls.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21

starting at 3ish Mexico’s massive, sweeping, purist Mariachi Real at the street fair at Brook Ave. @ 163rd St. in the Bronx

6 PM koto/shamisen player and singer Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki at the Rubin Museum of Art, free w/museum adm

7 PM Fulaso (charismatic singer Erica Ramos’ new funky latin soul band – get it?) play the birthday party for the East Village’s valuable Neighborhood Preservation Center at Webster Hall

7:30 PM tuneful third-stream jazz pianist Julian Shore leads a quintet with Noah Preminger – tenor sax , Nir Felder – guitar , Aidan Carroll – bass , Colin Stranahan – drums at Smalls

7:30 PM Hajnal Pivnick plays solo violin and viola works by Elaine Barkin, Mei-Fang Lin, Taylor Brook, Nina C. Young, Arthur Kreiger and Carl Bettendorf at Dixon Place, free

8 PM the Klez Dispensers’ Alex Kontorovich & the German Goldenshteyn Memorial Band, with Jake Shulman-Ment, Mike Cohen, Patrick Farrell, Brian Glassman, and Yiddish dance leading by Avia Moore at Mehanata, $10 + 1 drink min

8:30 PM Steve Curtis from Hem and Ray Rizzo’s new band Three Ring Bender (in which Ray plays guitar) joined by special guest Sohrab Habibion from dark indie legends Obits at Threes Brewing, 333 Douglas @ 4th Ave in Gowanus, free

8:30 PM cinematic violinist/composer Dana Lyn‘s oceanically-themed psychedelic/jazz instrumental unit Mother Octopus at Seeds, $10

10 PM pianist Clarice Assad’s tropical jazz/indie classical nonet followed by the Eco-Music Big Band with special guest accordionist Melissa Ellledge playing jazz compositions by conductor Marie Incontrera plus numbers by Zach O’Farrill, Livio Almeida, Felix Del Tredici at Drom, $15

THURSDAY OCTOBER 22

1 PM the Jeremy Kittel Band bridge the gap between bluegrass, Celtic music, newgrass and indie classical violin music at Trinity Church, free

8 PM Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics followed at 10 by the Moroccan folk-funk of Innove Gnawa at Barbes

8 PM Alarm Willl Sound plays new music by Texu Kim, Charlie Piper, Jeremy Podgursky, Kate Soper and John Orfe at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

10/22, 8:30 PM the jangly, bristling psychedelically-tinged Ape Man, at 9:15 PM the Stammer – who reach back toward a driving postpunk vibe whent they’re not aping New Order – and then rainswept 80s dreampop/postpunk band 2 Frail at Matchless

9 PM the Sun Ra Arkestra directed by the ageless Marshall Allen and his ewi horn at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

9:30 PM Dan Finnerty’s hilarious, viciously sarcastic top 40 cover band the Dan Band at Joe’s Pub, $22

10 PM tuneful, first-rate original postbop jazz sextet the Flail at the Fat Cat. If you don’t want the poolhall background noise, they’re at Smalls 10/30-31 at 10:30 PM for $20

FRIDAY OCTOBER 23

5 PM pianist Jose Garcia-Leon plays music by Earl Wild, Poulenc, Debussy, Albeniz, Gershwin and Carlos Surinach at the DiMenna Center, $5

5:30 PM minimalist piano-based gothic art-rock act Bright Brown, elegant and hauntingly intense Americana/chamberpop chanteuse Liz Tormes and the increasingly darker, more Americana-oriented, lyrically brilliant Linda Draper at the American Folk Art Museum, free

10/23-24, 8 PM the Chelsea Symphony play a world premiere by Aaron Dai plus Gerard Schwarz: A Journey; Artie Shaw: Concerto for Clarinet with Angela Shankar – clarinet and George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue at the DiMenna Center, $20

10/23-24, 8 PM the world premiere of Beth Morrison Projects‘ Persona – based on the Bergman film, a “complex depiction of human frailty, cruelty and identity” with music by Keeril Makan directed by Evan Ziporyn, at National Sawdust, $25. On 10/23 at 10 there’s also a performance of Makan works by the Aeolus Quartet, $25

8 PM Regional de NY with “Brazil’s oldest popular music with deep groove and a love for improvisation, feat. Hadar Noiberg – flute; Vitor Gonçalves – accordion; Kahil Nayton – cavquinho; Cesar Garabini – 7 string guitar and Ranjan Ramchandani – pandeiro. followed by brass band Chia’s Dance Party with Ben Stapp – tuba; Alex Terrier – soprano saxophone; Justin Wood – alto sax and flute; Rafi Malkiel – Bombardino and Martín Vejarano – drums & compositions.,” reinventing classic and rare tunes at Barbes

8:30 PM catchy psychedelic pop band Summer Fiction – who blend Big Star jangle and balmy Zombies tunefulness – at Union Hall, $10. Popular indie jangle guy Chris Mills plays after.

9 PM pianist Misha Piatigorsky and eleven-piece string ensemble the Sketchy Orchestra play their dark, quirky, Balkan-tinged, individualistically lush sounds at Zinc Bar, $20

9:30 PM two generations of dark Americana: X’s John Doe and brilliantly jangly Canadian gothic rockers the Sadies at Hill Country Brooklyn, $5

9/10:30 PM bassist Petros Klampanis plays his edgy Middle Eastern-tinged originals and jazzed-up Mediterranean tunes from years past with a stellar quintet: Gilad Hekselman, guitar; John Hadfield, percussion; Keita Ogawa, percussion at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 minimum

9:30 PM a rare duo show between two longtime, lyrical collaborators: bassist Todd Coolman with pianist Bill Mays at Mezzrow, $20

SATURDAY OCTOBER 24

5 PM up-and-coming pianist Lisa Yui plays music by Franck, Weber, Debussy and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition at the DiMenna Center, $5 .

6 PM a screening of the zombie classic Night of the Living Dead with live soundtrack by latin jazz percussion genius Bobby Sanabria and his band at BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niné Blvd. in the Bronx, free

7 PM pianist Jessica Xylina Osborne plays works by Chopin, Haydn, Liszt and Scriabin at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

7:30 PM the London Symphony Orchestra with Yefim Brontman at the piano play Bartók: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin and Piano Concerto No. 3 plus Stravinsky: The Firebird at NJPAC in Newark, a short ten-minute walk from the Path train, $25 tix avail.

8 PM luminous, ethereal jazz composer/singer Sara Serpa & City Fragments – her cutting-edge vocal harmony/guitar-driven septet – at the Cell Theatre

8 PM the Karl Berger Improvising Orchestra – who are pretty much unsurpassed at creating dark, surrealistically swinging big band jazz by the seat of their collective pants – at the Firehouse Space, $10

8 PM, repeating 10/25, 3 PM the Park Ave. Chamber Symphony play Rimsky-Korsakov’s Schéhérazade with violinist Bela Horvath, Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, and Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor with piano soloist Jeffrey Biegel at All Saints Church, 60 th St just weast of First Ave., free

8 PM west African kora virtuoso Foday Musa Suso – a one-man orchestra of circular rhythmic riffage and intricate ornamentation – with his group at Roulette, $30/$26 stud/srs

8ish 90s-style alt-country act Butchers Blind play the album release show for their new one at Hifi Bar

9/10:30 PM Loren Stillman, alto sax; Nate Radley, guitar; Gary Versace, organ and piano make a tuneful trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 minimum

10 PM the mysteriously impossible-to-find Carvels (hiding behind the Tastee Freeze? followed by garage rock guitar maven Palmyra Delran at Hank’s, note $8 cover

10 PM Random Test play oldschool roots reggae at Shrine

SUNDAY OCTOBER 25

4 PM guitar/violin/piano trio Importango play classic and nuevo tango at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

4 PM pianist Eleonor Bindman plays music by Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov and Kreisler at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $20/$10 stud/srs

4:30 PM the George Gee Swing Orchestra make a return appearance at Smalls with their lush new arrangements of old standards, $20

6 PM twin bass duels with Thomas Helton and William Parker at Downtown Music Gallery

7 PM the Brothers Nazaroff supergroup with Daniel “Danik” Kahn, Psoy “Pasha” Korolenko, Michael “Meyshke” Alpert and Jake “Yankl” Shulman-Ment play the album release show for their debut album, a tribute to obscure/legendary klezmer-punk precursor Nathan “Prince” Nazaroff and his wild cult favorite 1954 lp in the back room at the Ukrainian Village Restaurant, 2 nd ave. btw St. Marks/9 th Sts., $15

7 PM Brooklyn Rider violinist Johnny Gandelsman plays solo Bach partitas and sonatas at National Sawdust, $25

8 PM ex-Railroad Jerk lead guitarist and eclectically tuneful Americana/folk noir/garage rocker Alec Stephen at Silvana

8 PM “two classic Halloween retellings of Poe’s “The Raven” with puppetry and narration by Daniel Patrick Fay and music by Whitney George and “The Tell-Tale Heart”, a 1920’s avant-garde and experimental film with a modern rescoring by Whitney George plus Nick Omiccioli’s chilling “Funeral Symphony” for string quartet and projections, Christopher Cerrone’s “The Nightmare” for chamber ensemble and electronics, the premiere of Pat Muchmore’s aggressive and brutalist “2ⁿ-ion 3 or 2^n-ion 3”, and a theatrical staging of George Crumb’s mysterious and illusive “Madrigals, Book I” at the South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St in Ft. Greene, $15

8:30 PM two sets by hellraising alt-country pioneer Zane Campbell at the Jalopy, $10

9 PM percussive postrock pioneer Wharton Tiers and erudite, dark psychedelic guitarist/bandleader Martin Bisi at Bowery Electric, $9

MONDAY OCTOBER 26

8 PM Mad Jenny & the Society Band play their carnivalesque Weimar cabaret at Pangea, $20

9 PM intense dark garage/psychedelic bandleader Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs at the Knitting Factory, $12 adv tix rec. 10/27, 10:30 PM she’s at the Mercury, same deal

NYC’s most haunting, torchily mysterious, lyrically brilliant noir/psychedelic/janglerock band Karla Rose & the Thorns at Berlin under 2A

TUESDAY OCTOBER 27

drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, solo performances by memnbers of Ensemble Signal; powerhouse violinist Olivia De Prato plays a Clemens Gädenstatter U.S. premiere, and Nicholas Tolle plays two cimbalom works by György Kurtág, plus compositions by Brad Lubman and Oliver Knussen at the Miller Theatre, free

8:30 PM guitarist Cameron Mizell – whose take on Bill Frisell-style pastoral jazz tends toward the atmospheric and cinematic – leading a trio with Brad Whiteley, piano; Kenneth Salters, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 minimum

8:30 PM ambient improvisation with Matthew Aidekman– flower vase and Hans Tammen-synthesizer at Freddy’s

9:30 PM J trumpeter Josh Evans leads 15-piece his big band at Smalls

9:30 PM Albrecht Maurer – violin; Mat Maneri – viola; Lucian Ban – piano explore dark improvisational terrain at I-Beam, $15

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28

7 PM doo-woop groups the Diplomats and the Super Girls Group sing a homage to the Chantels’ Arlene Smith at the Pregones Theatre, 571-575 Walton Ave. in the Bronx, $5 sugg don

7:30 PM rising star classical pianist Leann Osterkamp plays a program TBA at Greenwich House Music School, free

8 PM high-voltave, eclectic klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals and the accordion-fueled, Bulgarian-flavored Lauren Brody Ensemble with Brian Glassman, Aaron Alexander at Mehanata, $10 + 1 drink min

8:30 PM luminous, individualistic soprano Kristin Norderval sings portions of Frances White’s newly released chamber opera ‘She Lost Her Voice That’s How We Knew’, for solo soprano with electronic sound, plusshakuhachi player Elizabeth Brown performs material that influenced the new cd; at Spectrum, free, reception to follow. .

9 PM Balkan night at Freddy’s with bands TBA

9ish Uzupusians (the Kenny Wollesen vibes trio) at Bar Lunatico

THURSDAY OCTOBER 29

1 PM indie classical/art-rock band Founders at Trinity Church, free. They’re at the Bitter End the same night at 7 for $10. 

7:30 PM oud virtuoso Kenan Adnawi at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

7:30 PM darkly acerbic, enveloping keyboard/violin/vocal duo Ulalume & Carlo Nicolau and bouncy Mexican chamber pop band Torreblanca at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

8:15 PM coyly satirical Japanese kitchen-sink klezmer/circusrock/quirkpop sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan (meaning half-assed in Japanese) make their New York debut at the Japan Society at the Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, between First and Second Ave, $25

10/29-30, 9 PM state-of-the-art jamgrass with the Infamous Stringdusters at Brooklyn Bowl, $15 on Thurs, $20 on Fri

9ish dark, sardonic, brilliantly tuneful jazz pianist Danny Fox and his Trio at Bar Lunatico

10 PM lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino at Barbes

FRIDAY OCTOBER 3O

10/30-31, starting at 5ish adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Kip Jones, violin; and Tema Watstein, violin) play the balcony bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, free w/museum adm.

7:30 PM explosive brass-driven circus-rock monstrosity MarchFourth Marching Band at the Cutting Room, $15

7:30 PM adventurous indie classical/art-rock/cinematic ensemble the Portland Cello Project at Littlefield, $15

8 PM Drina Seay – torchy Americana/soul/jazz siren who is to NYC now what Neko Case was to Portland in 1999 followed eventually at 10 by edgy lefty guitarist Damian Quinones and his psychedelic latin soul band at Silvana

8 PM brilliant bassist/singer Felice Rosser’s perennially vital groove band Faith opens for Richard Lloyd at Bowery Electric

8 PM the most powerful, socially aware rapper on the planet, Immortal Technique followed by the most stoned, most reslient rappers on the planet, Cypress Hill playing their annual Halloween show at the Nokia Theatre, $33.50

8 PM perennially adventurous electroacoustic vocalist/composer/performance artist Pamela Z at the Firehouse Space, $10

8:30 PM 90s ska and more recent punk, in reverse order, at the Mercury: the kinda-creepy Mephiskapheles, the bouncier Hub City Stompers, hard-hitting garge punks the 45 Adapters and the completely miscast death-metal Hymen Holocaust, $20 adv tix rec

9 PM a reprise of what was arguably the year’s best twinbill: velvet-voiced guitarist Paula Carino’s transgressively fun first band, Regular Einstein and Elvis Costello-esque underground powerpop heroes Lazy Lions at Rock Shop, $10

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

9:30 PM sultry, torchy, creepy noir soul bandleader/chanteuse Karina Denike at Union Hall, $12.

10 PM La Internacional Sonora Balkanera play their lively Mexican take on fiery Romany and Balkan sounds at Barbes

SATURDAY, HALLOWEEN 2015

5 PM catchy original newgrass string band Cricket Tell the Weather at Pete’s. the Bogmen’s Vic Thrill l plays after at 6; after that, he’s gotta hustle over to Warsaw to open for the murderously noir Karla Rose & the Thorns at around 9.

6 PM ish brilliant, deviously funny trumpeter Pam Fleming‘s Dead Zombie Band play their annual Halloween show outdoors at the street fair on Waverly Avenue, between Willoughby and DeKalb Ave.in Ft. Greene

8 PM edgy female-fronted Romany/Middle-Eastern-tinged groove rockers Paprika plays their annual Halloween shindig at Branded Saloon

8 PM Arabic-tinged, keyboard-driven art-rock/stadium rock from Beirut with Mashrou’Leila at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix avail.

8 PM the Dover String Quartet with Paul Watkins, cello play Schumann’s String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1, Dutilleux’s Ansi la Nuit amd Schubert’s Cello Quintet in C Major, D. 956 at Irving Auditorium, 17th St. and Irving Place, $14

9 PM an Americana Halloween at the Jalopy starting at 9 with the gruff, carnivalesque, banjo-fueled Coyote & Crow, Tara Mills & Jimmy Stelling of the bluegrass Hackensaw Boys, harmony trio Ivy, Beck, and Niell and finally at midnight deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band

9ish best Halloween show of the year: NYC”S most haunting, inscrutable, lyrically brilliant noir band Karla Rose & the Thorns open for circus rock legends World Inferno at Warsaw, $25

10 PM Sekouba and his fiery, politically aware, Peter Tosh-inspired African roots reggae band at Shrine

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1

3 PM a rare performance of Astor Piazzolla vocal music with pianist Pablo Zinger and a global cast of vocalists including Gizelzanath, Leonardo Granados (Venezuela) and Diana López (Honduras-USA) at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St (Elizabeth/Mott), $30

8 PM a rare NYC appearance by pianist/songwriter Tris McCall – one of the few guys who deserves to be mentioned in the same sentence as Eivis Cotello -at Sidewalk. Nobody writes about dead-end suburban angst better than this guy.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 2

7:30 PM a memorial concert for the late great Bob Belden featuring the surviving members of his groups the Treasure Island Band, Animation/Imagination and Animation, at le Poisson Rouge, free

8:30 PM the Daedalus Quartet play an all-Czech program: Martinu: Fantasie for Theremin, Oboe, Piano and Strings; Ullmann: String Quartet No. 3; Elisa Cilkova: String Quartet No. 3, Kalabis: String Quartet No 5. Op. 63, “In Memory of Marc Chagall”; Jezek: Bugatti Step at the 92nd St. Y, $30

10:30 PM sultry, torchy, creepy noir soul bandleader/chanteuse Karina Denike at Cake Shop, $10

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3

7 PM a killer triplebill at Bowery Electric: purist, golden-roiced Americana songwriter Rebecca Turner, Tracy Island – the catchy, smart, literate new wave/psychedelic rock project from Ian and Liza of the WonderWheels and the Larch – playing the album release show for their new one and well-loved Americana duo the Kennedys playing the album releaes show for theirs, $9

7 PM badass stars of klezmer violin Jake Shulman-Ment, Deborah Strauss and Alicia Svigals: at the Eldrigdge St. Synagogue, on Eldridge just north of Division in Chinatown, $20/$14 stud/srs

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4

8 PM powerhouse klezmer clarinetist Michael Winograd leads his band at Mehanata, $10 + 1 drink min

adventurous indie classical string quartet Ethel play works by women composers Julia Wolfe, Missy Mazzoli, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Lainie Fefferman, Mary Ellen Childs, Anna Clyne, Pamela Z, Paola Prestini and ETHEL’s own Dorothy Lawson at National Sawdust

THURSDAY  NOVEMBER 5

7 PM the Olympus Piano Trio play Rachmaninoff’s immortal, haunting Trio Elegiaque plus works by Ravel, Hatis and Mendelssohn at Merkin Concert Hall, free but rsvp required

7:30/9:30 PM sassy, torchy oldtimey swing/saloon blues pianist/chanteuse Davina & the Vagabonds at B.B. King’s, $15

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6

7:30 PM the Brooklyn Art Song Society with Miori Sugiyama on piano perform “Songs of the Great War” by Vaughan Williams, Browne, Finzi and Gurney at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, $20/$10 stud.srs

8 PM firebrand, brilliantly lyrical noir blues rockers LJ Murphy and his ferocious band the Accomplices followed by Mac McCarty & the Kidd Twist Band playing their hard-charging, sometimes unexpectedly poignant Pogues-ish punk and folk noir after at 9, at Sidewalk

8 PM moody Austin Americana/border rock chanteuse Gina Chavez and edgy Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at at Bowery Electric, $10

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7

Operator – who put a quirky motorik spin on trebly bass-fueled 80s inspired postpunk and postrock – at Secret Project Robot

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8

4 PM Cappella Pratensis perform medieval choral works by Josquin at at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 seats avail.

4 PM intense neoromatic/nuevo tango/noir soundtrack pianist Fernando Otero leads a quartet at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-sixes.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 9

The Oh Hellos – who put an elegant chamber pop spin on folk noir – at Bowery Ballroom

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble with soprano Alize Rozsnyai play Schoenberg’s immortally creepy Pierrot Lunaire at the Miller Theatre

8ish haunting, intense, wickedly tuneful Nashville gothic songwriter Jessie Kilguss and her band at Hifi Bar

FUTURE DATES

11/11, 1 PM wildly popular early music choir Seraphic Fire sing Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Dixit Dominus; Jean-Joseph de Mondonville: Dominus Regnavit; George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus at Trinity Church

11/11, 6:15/830 PM the Modern Art Orchestra with special guest saxophonist Dave Liebman play a progarm including a new arrangement of Bartok’s Allegro Barbaro at Symphony Space, $16 adv tix rec

11/11, 7 PM well-liked all-female Americana/newgrass harmony trio Underhill Rose at the third stage at the Rockwoodk, $12 gen adm + $10 drin min

11/11, 7 PM Czech-born chanteuse Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray play their kinetic yet swirling mashup of Middle Eastern, Balkan and Celtic sounds at Drom, $15 adv tix rec

11/11, 8 PM whirlwind clarinetist Dimitri Zisl Slepovitch leads an allstar cast playing a Yiddish folk dance party at Mehanata, $10 + 1 drink min

11/13, 8 PM the New York Classical Players perform Piazzolla’s Four Seasons in Buenos Aires plus Brazilian composer Ney Rosauro’s Marimba concerto, performed by Tomoya Aomori at Flushing Town Hall, free w/rsvp, watch this space for info

11/13 edgy, kinetic Balkan brass unit West Philadelphia Orchestra and NYC’s most epic, intense, battle-ready original Balkan brass ensemble, Raya Brass Band playing the album release show for their new one at Littlefield

11/15, 4 PM pianist Sofya Mellikyan plays works by Armenian composers Aram Khachaturian, Komitas Vardapet, Eduard Sadoyan , Alexander Arutunian, Jirayr Shahrimanyan and Arno Babadjanian to commenorate the 100th anniverary of the genocide in Armenia at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no

11/15, 5 PM Andrii Didorenko and Yuliya Basis play violin and piano sonatas by Vivaldi, Schubert, Milhaud, and Didorenko at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

11/6, 8 PM Ensemble Mise-En plays new chamber works by New England composers: Keith Kirchoff, Beth Wiemann, Hiroya Miura and William Matthews at Mise-En Place in Bushwick (678 Hart St 1B), $20/$15 stud/srs includes a drink, L to Dekalb Ave

11/15, 8 PM a rare US apprearance by Hungarian pianist Gábor Csalog playing music by Liszt, Ligeti, Beethoven and Bartok at Symphony Space, free

11/17, 8 PM irrepressible, historically informed, folk noir/jangly rock songwriter Elisa Flynn leads an evening of “songs of antagonism and rivalry” with Lys Guillorn, Maharajah Sweets, Dan Cullinan, Wifey, Sarah Bisman, Neville Elder, John LaPolla, plus a eading by Kevin Kinsella at the Way Station

11/17 dark, charismatic, mischieviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez plays the album release show for her new one at Dixon Place

11/18, 8 PM Klezmerfest! w/saxophonist/”jazz rabbi” Greg Wall, Jordan Hirsch, Zev Zions, Brian Glassman, Aaron Alexander at Mehanata, $10 + 1 drink min

11/19, 8 PM Ensemble Mise-En plays exciting new works by Danish composers Per Nørgård, Hans Abrahamsen, Bent Sørensen, Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen, and Simon Steen-Andersen, at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, $15

11/20, 7 PM Naoko Shimizu, viola with Anna Stoytcheva, piano play works by Schumann, Schubert and Franck at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St., free

11/20, 8 PM popular garage-psych/janglerock/powerpop band the Grip Weeds at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (the BMCC auditorium on Chambers east of the highway), $15

11/20 the Midwestern Willie Nile: dramatic, Celtic-tinged anthemic four-on-the-floor rockers the Ike Reillly Assassination at the Mercury

11/22, 2 PM a historically-rich multimedia program with two international tsimbl (Balkan/Ukrainian Jewish hammered dulcimer) players, Pete Rushefsky and Walter Zev Feldman plus special guests performing rare Polish klezmer music from across the centuries at the the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, $10/$7 stud/srs

11/22, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Verdi: Forza del Destino Overture; Mahler: Songs of the Wayfarer; Strauss: Death and Transfiguration at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow

11/22, 9 PM 60s/70s powerpop/proto-punk legends the Flamin’ Groovies’ first-ever Williamsburg show at Baby’s All Right, $20

11/24, drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, Ensemble Signal play works for cello and percussion by David Lang, Caroline Shaw, Ken Thomson and Iannis Xenakis at the Miller Theatre, free

11/24, 6:30 PM performances by Colombian vocalist and cuatro player Johanna Castañeda and harpist Vidal Garzón; Gambian kora player and jail (praise singer) Alhaji Papa Susso; and members of stark, haunting Central Asian group Ensemble Shashmaqam.and a discussion of the current crisis in US immigration reform at Elebash Hall at CUNY, 365 5 th Ave. just north of 34 th St., free but rsvp reqd

11/25, 8 PM Briitish klezmer songstress Polina Shepherd and band at Mehanata, $10 + 1 drink min

12/2, 7 PM a rare performance of works by noted Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St., free

12/8 drinks at 5:30 PM, show at 6, Tilt Brass play works by Anthony Coleman, Tilt co-founder Chris McIntyre, James Tenney, Liza Lim and Catherine Lamb at the Miller Theatre, free

12/9, 7 PM pianist Pablo Zinger backs a series of first-rate Latina singers: Brenda Feliciano, Gizelzanath, Virginia Herrera, and Maribel Salazar, to perform a program dedicated exclusively to the powerful and immensely varied vocal music of Mexico from olero to classical, passing through rancheras, huapangos, habaneras and danzones. Featured composers include “the father of Mexican music”, Manuel M. Ponce, and Tata Nacho (Ignacio Fernández Esperón) to the composer of “Granada”, Agustín Lara, to Armando Manzanero (creator of “Somos novios” – “It’s Impossible”).at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker (Elizabeth/Mott, $30

12/13, 4 PM early music group Juilliard415 with harspichorist Richard Egarr perform a holiday choral celebration at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 seats avail.

12/13 creepy, accordion-fueled Balkan psychedelic rockers Alec K Redfearn & the Eyesores, no wave jamband Escape by Ostrich and postpunk supergroup Heroes of Toolik at Bowery Electric.

12/14, 10 PM a subversive holiday tradition: Xmas songs by Jewish songwriters. Subtext, anybody? Performers include host Steven Blier on piano with chanteuse Lauren Worsham, clarinetist Alan Kay, cantor Joshua Breitzer, many others at Henry’s Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th St, $10; Reservations requred to 212-866-0600 if you want to eat but not for bar seating

12/20, 3 PM the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra play Handel’s Messiah at NJPAC in Newark, $30 tix avail.

12/26, 8 PM stars of the klezmer and Yiddish world including Frank London, Sarah Gordon and Michael Winograd present an evening of music from singer/musicologist Adrienne Cooper’s cult classic 1999 album In Love and In Struggle: The Musical Legacy of the Jewish Labor Bund at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl. north of Batttery Park

1/31/16, 5 PM jazz chanteuse Suzanne Lorge and her combo at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow.

New York City Live Music Calendar for October and November 2014

Updates continuing pretty much daily throughout the month, and a new calendar coming Nov 1: you might want to bookmark this page and check back to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. 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.

The NYC Documentary Film Festival is coming in November and there are some enticing music-related ones. 11/19, 7:15 PM at the IFC Center, Andrew & Wendy, about a woman who brings her husband back from what looks like death by playing Bach for him; 11/20, 7:15 PM Bela Fleck’s How to Write a Banjo Concerto at the IFC Center; plus Nickolas Rossi’s Elliott Smith biopic;  John Pirozzi’s Cambodian psychedelic rock doc; plus films on Washington DC punk, Bronx hip-hop and two Frederick Wiseman classics. The full schedule is here.

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 works from across the centuries. Thursday evenings at 7 starting Oct 9  and Sundays at 4 starting Oct 12, a series of surprise, impromptu shows: Purcell to Bartok, Bach to Stravinsky, sugg don $30 (pay what you can), delicious gluten-free refreshments, beverages and lively conversation included! email for info/location.

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

Tuesdays in October 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 November, 11 PM brilliantly lyrical, dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot and band at Spike Hill.

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

Wednesdays in October, 7 PM Eve Lesov hosts an open mic at Ariana Restaurant, 138-140 W Houston St (Sullivan/MacDougal). You know the deal with open mics: most of them suck. Most people who play them can’t get a gig anywhere else – and in a city with over 200 venues, where even the suckiest bands can find a Bushwick loft where they can pose and pout, that’s especially pathetic. Eve is different. She’s an excellent art-rock pianist and songwriter, who most likely will draw on a global network (Russians especially) to put some good stuff on here. This could be a great place for quality artists to try out new material in a semi-invisible setting, surrounded by their peers.

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 JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

Wednesdays in October, 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 and Fridays in October Bulgarian alto sax star Yuri Yunakov and band play Mehanata starting around 10. One of the most intense and gripping improvisers in 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 noon members of the Greenwich Village Orchestra play chamber works from across the ages at the Albany Street plaza (a block from the 9/11 memorial downtown), free

Fridays at 5 PM in October, 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 October at 9 Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play oldschool 1960s style gospel at the Fat Cat.

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

Saturdays at 6 in October Mamie Minch plays Barbes. “She’s a rockstar,” one crowd member murmured at a recent show here. A nimble resonator guitarist, oldtime blues and country maven who writes her own edgy songs which are period-perfect yet completely in the here and now, she’s also got a powerful, sultry alto voice and charisma to match. There will probably be a parade of like-minded special guests joining her throughout the month.

Saturdays in November 6 PM, arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, pianist Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump 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 4 PM fun, hellraising booze-fueled acoustic Americana band Jumbo Brown at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave. (next to Nitehawk Cinema), Williamsburg.

Add Sundays at 5 PM through Dec 5 at Barbes irrepressible viola virtuoso/composer Ljova Zhurbin joins with a revolving door of collaborators including his brilliant singer/wife, Inna Barmash, Romany chanteuse Sanda Weigl, Ukrainian-American bandurist Julian Kytasty, tango maestros JP Jofre (bandoneon) and Pablo Aslan (bass), violin stars Charlie Burnham, Johnny Gandelsman and Miki-Sophia Cloud, clarinetists Sam Sadigursky & Kinan Azmeh, plus the members of Ljova and the Kontraband (Patrick Farrell, Jordan Morton and Mathias Künzli) and of the Yiddish Love Songs & Lullabies band (Shoko Nagai & Dmitry Ishenko). Every week, something different and potentially wild.

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 October, 8:30/11 PM the mighty, politically astute, symphonically majestic Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, $30 seats avail

Sundays in October, 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 October 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.

10/1-2, 7:30 PM and 10/3, 2 PM the NY Philharmonic plays Carl Nielsen’s Maskarade Overture plus Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 at Avery Fisher Hall, $29 tix avail. Nielsen is a secret favorite of conductors, and Alan Gilbert has an absolute blast with the composer’s blustery, richly tuneful orchestration.

10/1, 8 PM dark experimental Nina Simone-influenced Belgian soul/jazz/noir chanteuse Melanie DeBiasio at the big room at the Rockwood, free w/rsvp to burexny@gmail.com

10/1, 8 PM pianist Alberto Reyes plays music of Chopin, Schumann and Franck at Merkin Concert Hall, $15 tix avail.

10/1, 8 PM the Mivos Quartet plays the NY premiere of Samson Young‘s The Anatomy of a String Quartet, which embodies a Beethoven quartet plus improvisation based on electroacoustic interaction with a laptop monitoring the ensemble’s movement and brainwaves. The musicians look like they’re wired up for the electric chair. At Roulette, $20

10/1-2, 9:30 PM  pianist Danny Grissett and his Quartet with Jaleel Shaw – alto sax , Ben Williams – bass , Jonathan Barber – drums  at Smalls .

10/2, 7 PM Hungarian avant jazz ensemble Modern Art Orchestra with special guest saxophonist Dave Liebman at Symphony Space, free.

10/2, 730 PM brilliant, haunting, intense Turkish art-rock band Barrakka followed by controversial Turkish psychedelic rocker Ahmet Musin at Drom, $20 adv ix ver highly rec.

10/2 8 PM deviously witty, charismatic, lyrical keyboardist/accordionist Rachelle Garniez at Barbes

10/2, 8 PM cult favorite Irish chamber pop crooner Pierce Turner at Connolly’s.

10/2, 8 PM the NYU Philharmonia plays Beethoven: Egmont Overture; Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn; Ginastera: Estancia; De Falla: El Amor Brujo Ballet Suite at the Loewe Theatre, W 4th St. just west of Washington Square Park, free

10/2, 8 PM blazing Americana/soul jamband Holy Ghost Tent Revival at the Knitting Factory, $12 .

10/2, 8:30 PM Stage Fright -high-voltage acoustic jazz guitar duo Stephen B Antonakos & Scott Aldrich – at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Stoff 37th Ave, Jackson Heights,. 10/8 they’re at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club at 9ish.

10/2, 8:30 PM Julia Haltigan – a torchy, charismatic force of nature, equally at home with fiery southwestern gothic rock, oldschool soul and steamy retro jazz ballads – with her band at the Mercury, $10.

10/2, 8:30 PM Roosevelt Dime play tongue-in-cheek oldtimey Americana and retro soul originals followed by guitarishly brilliant eclectic soul/Americana bandleader Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at the Bell House, $12.

10/2, 9 PM edgy, politically-fueled Romany/latin/ska rockers Karikatura at Arlene’s, $8.

10/2, 9:30 PM opening night of this year’s NY Gypsy Festival with Mexican son jarocho punk band Las Cafeteras at Drom, $12 adv tix rec.

10/3, 7 PM mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso and pianist Carl Bolleia premiere Jay Vilnai’s new song cycle of Charles Bukowski poems, There’s a Bluebird in My Heart, which draws on both the jazz of Bukowski’s youth as well as the German composers he admired, at the South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St., Ft. Greene, $10, any train to Jay St/Borough Hall and about a 10 minute walk

10/3, 7:30 PM 90s indie powerpop/mod punk legends the Figgs at the Mercury, $10

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.

10/3, 8:30 PM 90s indie powerpop/mod punk legends the Figgs at the Mercury, $12 – price went up $2 since they played there last time!

10/4, 3 PM western swing with Dennis Lichtman’s Brain Cloud followed by oldtime country blues maven Don Flemons at Madison Square Park, free.

10/4, 4 PM the family-friendly 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 badass resonator guitarist/blues chanteuse Mamie Minch at 6,  Raquel Z Rivera y Ojos de Sofia playing classic Puerto Rican bomba music at 8 and then eclectic brass-fueled Mexican ranchera and banda music with Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at 10 at Barbes

10/4, 7:30 PM this month’s festival of women classical musicians from India kicks off with sitarist Roopa Panesar at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex., $30/20 stud/sts

10/4, 7:30 PM electric Neil Young soundalike Israel Nash at the Mercury, $12.

10/4, 8 PM night two of this year’s NY Gypsy Festival is a killer Balkan brass lineup (one assumes in this order): NYC’s original Serbian-style crew Zlatne Uste, volcanic improvisers Raya Brass Band, trumpet icon Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, intense Romany band Black Masala and Slovak monsters Orchester Prazevica at Drom, $15 adv tix a must

10/4, 8 PM deliriously fun, psychedelic Colombian metal cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at Flushing Town Hall, $15/$10 stud.

10/4, 8 PM world premiere performances of Draculette, an Opera, by William Maselli; Carmilla, For String Orchestra, by Charles Coleman, and Visions of Sabbath: Classic Early Themes of Black Sabbath Arranged for Orchestra, starring Olga Zhuravel and Micaela Oeste, sopranos, and Featuring Frederika Krier on violin at Merkin Concert Hall, $35 tix avail.

10/4, 8 PM, repeating on 10/5 at 3 PM indie classical ensemble Alarm Will Sound premieres Scott Johnson’s Mind Out of Matter – a lively, rock-influenced suite that contemplates the wonders of the heavens from a scientific rather than religious perspective – at the Kasser Theater at Montclair State University is located at 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ,  $20, Charter bus service is provided from the Port Authority arcade on 41st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues–to the Kasser Theater ($10 per person, round trip) for all Saturday and Sunday performances. Bus reservations may be made by calling 973-655- 5112 or by visiting http://www.peakperfs.org

10/4, 10 PM charming French pop revivalists Banda Magda  – whose new album goes in a bracing new Mediterranean direction – at Subculture, $18 adv tix rec

10/4, 10:30ish explosive, unpredictable, brilliantly original Balkan party instrumentalists Cocek Brass Band playing the album release show for their excellent debut cd at Mehanata.

10/5, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Elgar – Enigma Variations at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

10/5, 4 PM early music ensemble Quicksilver play “sumptuous sonatas and ingenious ballets” by Bertali, Biber, Buonamente, Kerll, Fux, Schmelzer and their contemporaries at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St $10 tix avail.

10/5, 4 PM the Clarosa Quartet play the Schumann Piano Quartet and Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, no under-sixes.

10/5, 7:30 PM fiery Balkan brass dancefloor band Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar – fresh from Belgrade Beer Fest – at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University on Spruce St. in the financial district, very pricy, $39 but could be worth it.

10/5, 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.

10/5, 8 PM the Sweetback Sisters play two sultry badass sets of classic-sounding original honkytonk and oldschool C&W at the Jalopy, $15. Their City Winery show last August was off the hook.

10/5, 8:30 PM fun, quirky, catchy female-fronted ska band Across the Aisle at Arlene’s, $8

10/5, 9 PM alto saxophonist Alex Weisss ‘s tuneful, unpredictable, improvisaitonal chamber/pastoral jazz outfit Outhead with baritone saxophonist Charlie Gurke, bassist Rob Woodcock and drummer Dillon Westbrook, plus guest guitarist Peter Galub play the release show for their new album, Cabezazo at Muchmore’s, $10 sugg don. 10/21 they’re at the Why Not Jazz Room on Christopher St. at 8 and then on 10/26 at Shapeshifter Lab

10/6, 7:30 PM paradigm-shifting, electrifying ensemble the Imani Winds play a new arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring plus works by Mendelssohn, Simon Shaheen and Wayne Shorter at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free.

10/6, 7:30 PM Tre Voci (Kim Kashkashian, viola; Marina Piccinini, flute; Sivan Magen, harp) play music of Rameau, Debussy, and Sofia Gubaidulina at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

10/6, 8 PM the NYU Symphony plays Riegger: Dance Rhythms, Op. 58; Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor with Phoebe Tsai, cello; Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major “Eroica” at the Loewe Theatre, W 4th St. just west of Washington Square Park, free

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.

10/7, 7 PM haunting, slinky East African/Middle Eastern dance-folk/groove band Alsarah & the Nubatones at Bric Arts, free

10/7, 7 PM a tango summit at Symphony Space paying tribute to Argentine legend Anibal Triolo with performances by the Binelli-Ferman Duo (piano and bandoneon); Eddy Marcano; Quinteto Tango Leopoldo Federico from Colombia; GlamourTango (a tribute to the early women of tango); Facundo Posadas & Ching Pin de Posadas; Leandro Oliver & Laila Rezk; Dardo Galletto; Karina Romero; Mariana Parma; Mariana Galassi; and Silvana Brizuela, $30 adv tix a must. The program repeats on 10/11 at the 92nd St. Y at 8.

10/7, 7:30 PM the Tarras Band feat.  longtime Dave Tarras sideman and klezmer legend, Pete Sokolow (piano) plus an all-star current-day lineup: Michael Winograd (clarinet, Yiddish Art Trio), Ben Holmes (trumpet, Klez Dispensers), Dave Licht (drums, the Klezmatics), Jim Guttman (bass, Klezmer Conservatory Band) and Dan Blacksberg (trombone,) at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

10/7 inspired, cutting-edge trombonist/composer Ryan Keberle & Catharsis feat. Camila Meza – voice; Mike Rodriguez – trumpet; Scott Robinson – saxophone; Matt Clohesy – bass, Eric Doob – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

10/7, 7:30 PM, repeating on 10/8 at 10 PM the Sara Galas Band feat. Bill Ruyle, Claudio Scarabottini, Yuka Tadano and Yukio Tsuji play eclectic chamber pop with Romany, gamelan, Asian and Italian folk influences at La MaMa, 74 E 4th St., free.

10/8, 7 PM violinist Eddy Marcano with his ensemble, David Peña, double bass and guitar, José Pepe Saglimbeni, accordion and violin, Yilmer Vivas, percussionist, Manuel Rangel, maracas and guitar, Dino Dinelli, pianist and Karlo Flores, violinist and conductor play Astor Piazzolla classics and Venezuelan traditional tunes at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center, 3940 Broadway at 165th St. , $10

10/8 the cross-generational Wolff & Clark Expedition feat. the spectacular Hailey Niswanger and Steve Wilson on saxes with Mike Wolff – piano; James Genus – bass; Mike Clark – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $20.

10/8, 8 PM strummy lo-fi guitar/organ duo Christy & Emily, scary/awesome guitar/viola jazz duo Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone, darkly enchanting Great Plains Gothic narratives from luminous tunesmith Ember Schrag and band, and hypnotically intense art-rock/indie classical dirges from cellist/songwriter Meaner Pencil at Trans-Pecos, $8.

10/8, 8 PM the New Old Timers play bluegrass arranged for horns with Petr Cancura (banjo/saxophones); Jeremy Udden (saxophones); Aryeh Kobrinsky (bass) and Richie Barshay (drums).at Barbes.

10/8, 9:30 PM sizzling South Serbian Romany brass outfit Boban i Marko Markovic at Drom, $20

10/8-9 the Brian Charette Organ Trio w/ Yotam Silberstein and Mark Ferber play the album release show for their characeristically witty new one Good Tipper at Smalls.

10/9, 7 PM harpsichordist Jory Vinikour performs Rameau at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium , 417 E 61st St between First and York Ave, $35/$25 stud/srs.

10/9, 7:30 PM stampeding Indian Romany group Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

10/9-12 the reliably intense, tuneful Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax leading an exceptionally good Quintet with George Cables – piano; Alex Sipiagin – trumpet; Larry Grenadier – bass; Ulysses Owens, Jr. – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend .

10/9, 8 PM haunting Romany jazz chanteuse/bandleader (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl followed at 10 by Turli Tava playing haunting Macedonia tunes with Walt Mahovlich – clarinet, sax, gajda; Adam Good – guitar, oud, dzhumbush, kaval ad Jerry Kisslinger – tapan, dumbek, percussion at Barbes

10/9-11, 8 PM wildly popular indie classical string quartet Brooklyn Rider and singer/violinist Carla Kihlstedt play a new score behind a ballet performance based on dadaesque Kandinsky poems from the 1950s at Baryshnikov Arts Center,, 450 W 37th St. $25 tix avail. at the Lincoln Center box offices

10/9, 9 PM kick-ass Austin twangrock/honkyonk songwriter/bandleader Shelley King at Hill Country, free.

10/9, 10 PM hard-riffing Led Zep soundalikes Wake the Sun at Lit, $12

10/9, guesing around 10ish  chromatically edgy two-guitar metal band Fit For Rivals at Santos Party House.

10/9, 11 PM hypnotic, intense atmospheric/chamber pop/art-rock project Opal Onyx at Muchmore’s.

10/10, 7 PM Nathaniel LaNasa plays piano works by Beethoven, Debussy, Franck and Schoenberg at Third Street Music School Settlement, free.

10/10, 7:30 PM edgy postbop tunefulness: Nick Moran on guitar with Brad Whiteley on piano and Diego Voglino on drums at the Bar Next Door

10/10, 8 PM wild but tight Afrobeat jamband the Brighton Beat followed by the even wilder, theatrical Balkan brass/circus rock band MarchFourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10 adv tix rec.

10/10, 8 PM bass clarinetist Ken Thomson & Slow/Fast – with guitarist Nir Felder, trumpeter Russ Johnson, bassist Adam Armstrong, and drummer Fred Kennedy- play the album release show for their new one at Shapeshifter Lab, $10.

10/10, 9 PM vintage acoustic Americana from the past two centuries:  the 5 Mile String Band followed at 10 by the Down Hill Strugglers at the Jalopy, $10

10/10, 10 PM horn-driven Colombian party band Chia’s Dance Party at Barbes.

10/11, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet- Anders Nilsson – guitar; David Ambrosio – bass; Satoshi Takeishi – drums and Tim Keiper – percussion followed at 6 by badass resonator guitarist Mamie  Minch, charming French chanson revivalistst Les Chauds Lapins at 8 and then Diego Obregon‘s Colombian marimba band Grupo Chonta at Barbes .

10/11, 7 PM Jordanian chanteuse/guitarist Farah Siraj plays her “vivacious Arabian flamenco jazz” with her band at Drom, $15 adv tix highly rec.

10/11, 7:30 PM brilliant, cinematically creepy vibraphonist Tom Beckham with Peter Slavov on bass and Devin Gray on drums at the Bar Next Door

10/11, 8 PM cutting-edge Syrian classical/jazz/improvisational trio Hewar: Kinan Azmeh, clarinet ; Issam Rafea, oud ; Dima Orsho, vocals at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs.

10/11, 8 PM the Avalon Quartet play Golijov – Tenebrae; Debussy – String Quartet in G minor, Op.10; Schumann String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41 at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud .They also play here at 4 PM on Sunday, 10/12 with works by Tschaikovsky, Brahms and Schubert’s Quartettsatz.

10/11, 8:30 PM searingly political ska-punk/latin rock band Outernational at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

10/11, 9ish dark art-rockers the Devil’s Broadcast followed at 10:30 PM by the Reid Paley Trio playing their completely unhinged noir blues, ghoulabilly and gutter blues at Hank’s

10/11, 9 PM Joe B & the Poor Riders Trio – Pat Conte, Joe Bellulovich and Frankie Basile – playing “old cornfield jazz” followed by Long Tom Legs & the Salt Flat Dreggs doing pre-bluegrass and oldtime mountain music at the Jalopy, $10

10/11, 9 PM politically charged acoustic punk/folk band Filthy Rotten System at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg cover, “no one turned away”

10/11, 9 PM Procol Harum cover band Shine on Brightly play classic organ-driven art-rock at Connolly’s. They don’t have a Gary Brooker soundalike but they have a real passion for the songs, especially the obscure ones!

10/12, 3 PM the North/South Chamber Orchestra play Elizabeth Bell’s Concerto for Chamber Orchestra; Douglas Ovens’ Manhattan Cityscape; and Raoul Pleskow’s Eight Brief Pieces. Max Lifchitz’s Yellow Ribbons No. 40 at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free

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.

10/12, 4 PM the electrifying the Lysander Piano Trio perform “Autumn” and “Spring” from Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Dvorak’s Trio op. 90 at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, no under-sixes.

12, 7 PM  Trio Natura Morta (Frantz Loriot viola, Sean Ali bass and Carlo Costa drums) play Costa’s flickering, mesmerizing improvisational soundscapes at ABC No Rio.

10/12, 7 PM guitarist Denise Mei Yan Hofmann pairs with a chamber ensemble including Salome Scheidegger, Xue Yang Liu, Francesca Dardani, and Yumi Oshima for new works and a concluding improvisation at Spectrum

10/12, 8 PM intoxicating, hypnotic, spikily kinetic, aptly named Afghani rubab rock band Khumariyaan (“the Intoxicators”) at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave, $25/$22 stud.

10/12, 9 PM hotshot Finnish Romany jazz guitarist Olli Soikelli at Barbes

10/12, guessing around 11ish, noisy metal/arenarock band Lacuna Coil – who seem like they’ve finally slipped from under their record label’s repressive fingers – at the Gramercy Theatre, $34.

10/13, 5:30 PM NYC’s original Balkan marching unit, Hungry March Band outdoors at 1 Penn Plaza, not far from Madison Square Garden where they once played.

10/13, 6:30 PM noir chanteuse and Reid Paley collaborator Peg Simone followed by purist 60s style psych-pop chanteuse Lisa Burns and powerpop maven George Usher at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

10/13, 9 PM captivating hypnotic downtempo/acoustic songwriter Miwa Gemini at Shrine

10/14 7 PM a north/south Balkan brass twinbill: New Orleans’ Mahala followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

10/14, 2 PM the Amphion String Quartet play works by Barber, Dvorak and Elliott Carter at the New School Auditorium, 66 W 12th St., $17.

10/14, 5:30 PM French brass band Radio Kaizman play their “special blend of hip hop, New Orleans brass and Latin rhythms” at 1 Penn Plaza, free

10/14, doors and drinks at 5:30, show at 6 PM, indie classical quartet Either/Or play works by Alvin Lucier, Horatiu Radalescu and others at the Miller Theatre, free

10/14, 6 PM haunting, intense folk noir/Americana harmony duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne play the album release show for their amazing debut at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/14, 7:30 PM the Bang on a Can All-Stars play Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer at the World Financial Center, free.

10/14-15 state-of-the-art Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo leads his Quartet with Helio Alves – piano; Hans Glawishnig – bass; Mauricio Zotarelli – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25.

10/14, 8 PM haunting, intense, lyrically gripping noir folk songwriter/bandleader Jessi Robertson at Matchless. 10/17 she’s at Branded Saloon, time TBA; 10/18 at 8 at the Path Cafe and 10/31 at 5:30 solo acoustic at the American Folk Art Museum. Whew!

10/14, 8 PM jangly, catchy, anthemic acoustic highway rock/newgrass band Roadkill Ghost Choir play the album release show for their new one at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

10/14, 8ish Joshua Kwassman and Brother Spirit play sweeping, lush, cinematic original jazz at Subculture, $15

10/15, 5:30  PM Chaotic Noise Marching Corps brass band, comprised of performers from multiple Seattle-based groups such as Titanium Sporkestra and Sounders FC Soundwave Band at 1 Penn Plaza, free.

10/15, 8 PM a brass band summit at Littlefield; trumpeter Frank London headlines with his Klezmer Brass All-Stars, with wild Muscovites Pakava It,  Parisiennes Les Muses Tanguent, volcanic Brooklyn Balkan improvisers Raya Brass Band and PitchBlak Brass Band, probably in reverse order, $12

10/15, 8 PM psychedelic latin soul maven Damian Quinones and his killer two-guitar band at Barbes

10/15-17, 8 PM and 10/18, 7:30 PM Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the NY Phil playing Stravinsky’s Firefird at Avery Fisher Hall, $29 tix avail.

10/15-18, 8 PM the Orchestra of St. Luke’s plays Stravinsky works including the Rite of Spring to accompany puppeteer Basil Twist’s new production at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, $25 tix avail.

10/15, 8:30 PM edgy, tuneful jazz guitarist Mike Moreno with Joe Sanders on bass and Kendrick Scott on drums at the Bar Next Door

10/15 jangly, tuneful Australian Americana band Lachlan Bryan & the Wildes at Bowery Electric. 10/16 they’re at the Rockwood; 10/17 at the Path Cafe and 10/18 at Goodbye Blue Monday.

10/15, 10 PM a band that will inspire the lazy sound crew at Arlene’s to get off their asses and get it right: explosive purist 80s British style metal band the Blackfires, $5

10/15, 10:30 PM high energy noir swing/circus rock band Professor Gall at Branded Saloon

10/16, 7 PM eclectic Afropop/neosoul/jazz singer Somi at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, no under-sixes, free but tix req

10/16, 7:30 PM guitarist Grey McMurray leads the Wordless Music Orchestra performing his new arrangement of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells at the World Financial Center, free.

10/16-19 pyrotechnic saxophonist James Carter’s Django Unchained with Gerard Gibbs – Hammond B3 organ; Leonard King – drums, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30

10/16, 7:30 PM sexagenarian Minneapolis soul veteran Sonny Knight and his new retro band the Lakers at the Knitting Factory, $10

10/16, 8ish Americana songwriter/violinist Sarah Goldfeather followed by brilliantly lyrical oldtimey bandleader/guitarist/violinist Pete Lanctot & the Stray Dogs at Littlefield.

10/16, 8 PM cutting-edge and outsider brass band madness: Kenny Wollesen’s Himalyas, Seattle’s Chaotic Noise Marching Band, Radio Kaizman, Pakava It and Chicago performance art group/marching band Environmental Encroachment at WFMU’s Monty Hall , 43 Montgomery St (Greene/Washington), Jersey City, Path train to Exchange Place, $10. New Yorkers can see many of the bands on this bill for free at Tompkins Square Park at 3 on Oct 18. And there’s also a show at 9 that same night, Oct 18 with Lucky Chops Brass Band, Russia’s Pakava It and others, location/price TBD, watch this space for details.

10/16, 8 PM all-female Parisian street brass band Les Muses Tanguent at Barbes

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.

10/16, 8:30 PM Dervisi feat. guitar god Steve Antonakos play “exotic Greek gangasta blues” at Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St. (just off of 37th Ave), Jackson Heights.

10/16, 10 PM the Brooklyn Blow-Hards play 19th century sea chanteys, Albert Ayler tunes and other more improvisational material, with Jeff Lederer/Petr Cancura (reeds);Kirk Knuffke/Brian Drye (brass) and Rob Garcia (bass drum, ship’s bell, chum bucket and chains).

10/17, noon and 8 PM and repeating 10/17-18 at 8 PM and 10/19 at 3 PM the Kathryn Posin Dance Company performs original material set to music by Bulgarian composer Emil Tabakov, plus Balto-Finnic, Mongolian and Bulgarian choral works, and compositions by John Adams and Steve Reich at the 92nd St. Y, $25 (under 35 use code DIg15 for $15 tix). They’re also at the Bulgarian Consulate, 121 E 62nd St. at 7 on 10/20

10/17, half past noon a mid-day concert featuring renowned pianist Elio Villafranca and the James Weidman Trio playing Thelonious Monk tunes. There’s also an evening concert of Monk played by the David Weiss Sextet, Renee Rosnes Quartet, and Grammy Award-winning Arturo O’Farrill and His Tiny Afro-Latin Big Band starting at 6:30 PM at the World Financial Center, free.

10/17-23 a new restoration of Manfred Kirchheimer‘s long-lost 1981 NYC subway graffiti art documentary Stations of the Elevated (with a killer Charles Mingus score) on a double feature with with his 1968 doc Claw at BAM. Screenings begin 2 PM on Friday, with a director Q&A on Saturday at 7.

10/17, 7 PM saxophonist Julie Joslyn and drummer/pianist Leo Ciesa’s incendiarily tuneful noir jazz duo Iconoclast at Michiko Studios, 149 W 46th St.

10/17, 7 PM irrepressibly tuneful composer Peri Mauer‘s Morning, Night & Noon for 2 clarinets played by NYC’s top two reedmen: Vasko Dukovski and Ismail Lumanovski at Spectrum

10/17, 7 PM pensive, virtuoso pianist/art-rock songwriter Matt Kanelos with Kyle Sanna, Ilusha Tsinadze, Dana Lyn at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 min strictly enforced.

10/17-18, 7:30 PM two performances of the harrowing, real-life stage play A Day for Grace, chronicling a family’s crisis when the mother is imperiled in childbirth, with a riveting live score by ex-BoDeans frontman Sam Llanas at Stage Left Studios, 214 W 30th St., $22

10/17, 7:30 PM virtuoso Indian sitarist Anupama Bhagwat at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex., $30/20 stud/sts.

10/17, 8 PM dark psychedelic acoustic blues/klezmer/reggae/soca jamband Hazmat Modine at Drom, $15 adv tix rec. Followed at 11 (separate $20 admission) by Russian party band Pakava It Orchestra 

10/17, 8 PM the Chiara String Quartet play Bartok String Quartets Nos. 1, 3, and 5 at Bargemusic,$35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

10./17, 8 PM intriguing Americana/chamber pop trio Holte – Patricia Thornley and M. Shanghai String Band’s Austin Hughes, with Patty Hughes on bass followed at 9:30 by haunting original Americana/Britfolk chanteuse Jan Bell at the Jalopy, $10

10/17, 8 PM Los Crema Paraiso – named for a Caracas ice cream joint, as it turns out – play their individualistic rock-inspired update on traditional Venezuelan sounds at Barbes

10/17, 8 PM NEA Jazz Master pianist Barry Harris and jazz pianist/composer Valerie Capers share the stage for the first time, with Ray Drummond on bass and Leroy Williams on drums.at Flushing Town Hall, $25/$10 stud.

10/17, 8:30 PM Heather Kropf: catchy, eclectic, thoughtfully down-to-earth pianist/songwriter and fantastic singer at Caffe Vivaldi. On the winsome Tamara Hey/Deena Shoskes tip.

10/17, 9 PM darkly bluesy Nick Cave/Stooges-influenced Syracuse band Pale Green Stars at Dinosaur BBQ, 700 W. 125th St. at 12th Ave, 10/18 they’re at the Brooklyn branch, same time.

10/17, 10:15ish intense, epic art-rock/postrock instrumentalists No Grave Like the Sea at Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St. in Gowanus

10/18, 7:30 PM Glass Farm Ensemble play new music for viola, cello, and piano by Max Duyker, Yvonne Troxler and others at Symphony Space, $20/stud/srs$15.

10/18, 7:30 PM Romanian Romany music maven Nicolae Voiculet – a virtuoso of the pan flute – with band at Drom, free, followed at 9:30 by Hungarian crew Rackajam, who put a more rocking, jazz-oriented spin on a Gipsy Kings style ($10 adv tix rec).

10/18, 8 PM a politically-fueled acoustic songwriters’ triplebill: Emma Graves, Ben Grosscup and Alexandra Bradbury – editrix of the Brooklyn working peoples’ magazine Labor Notes – at the People’s Voice Cafe, $18 sugg cover, “no one turned away”

10/18, 8 PM a killer tuneful/noisy improvisational triplebill at the Firehouse Space: the Sprecher / Shoko Nagai/ Rosenberg Ensemble with processed grand piano and accordion; the magically psychedelic Fire Maidens From Outer Space with Bonnie Kane, Reuben Radding, and Dave Miller – and the sonically surprising Aimee Norwich / Ian Cook bass/drums duo at the Firehouse Space, $10

10/18, 9 PM a roots reggae twinbill with Brixton Saint followed at 10 by Crucial Bridge & the Inity Band at Shrine.

10/18, 9ish the New York Trad Fest with a bunch of reliably good Irish acts: Donnie Carroll, Eileen Ivers, the Murphys and others at Connolly’s

10/18, 10 PM hard-charging, surreal Libertines-style garage rock stomp wih Archie Powell & the Exports at Rock Shop, $10

10/18, 11 PM eclectic Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie doing her creepy chamber pop thing followed at midnight by equally haunting former Piker Ryan and Kundera frontman Mark Steiner at Sidewalk. Intense Czech violinist Pavel Cingl does double duty with both bands.

10/18, 11 PM brilliantly lyrical dark oldtimey songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lanctot at Hank’s

10/18 enigmatic frontwoman Ashen Keilyn’s perennially popular rainy-day janglerock band Scout at Bowery Electric,

10/18 Chicago-based, British-sounding garage-punks Archie Powell & the Exports at Rock Shop

10/19, 2 PM the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble plays their new arrangement of Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, Op. 36 in D Major (arr. Stein); Roberto Sierra; New work; Schubert: Octet in F Major, D. 803 at the Brooklyn Museum, $10 tix avail. The program repeats on 10/22 and 10/24 at 7:30 at the Morgan Library.

10/19, 3 PM would you like to learn to sing haunting Ukrainian folk songs? Ukrainian singer and bandurist Nadia Tarnawsky leads a workshop at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 206 E 11th St (btw 2nd and 3rd Aves), $10 adults/$5 students & seniors/children free, seats are limited, rsvp reqd

10/19, 4 PM the Urban Tango Trio – Octavio Brunetti on piano; Machiko Ozawa, former concertmaster of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de Las Artes, on violin; and Pedro Giraudo on bass at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, no under-sixes.

10/19, 5 PM John Adams conducts the Yale Philharmonia playing his Absolute Jest and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4; the Brentano Quartet also perform Stravinsky’s Orpheus, at Avery Fisher Hall, $30/$15 stud.

10/19, 7 PM darkly captivating Americana/dreampop songwriter Debby Schwartz, eclectically tuneful, quirkily original keyboardist Steve Espinola (who’s been known to employ a shortwave radio in his live shows and then hypnotic West African balafon/cello band Kakande at Sidewalk

10/19, 7::30 PM ferocious all-female powerpop/punk-pop band Hunter Valentine at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec

10/19, 8 PM jazz pianist/singer Grazyna Auguscik plays her intriguing reinventions of Nick Drake songs at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

10/19, 10 PM one of this era’s most smartly lyrical songwriters (and gorgeously individualistic singers) in Americana and now jazz, Amy Allison with Jon Graboff on guitar and Richard Hammond on bass at 2A

10/20, 8 PM eclectic, contemplative, cross-pollinating violinist Sarah Bernstein leads a quartet with with Kris Davis on piano, Stuart Popejoy on electric bass and Ches Smith on drums. at Cornelia St. Cafe., $10 + $10 min.

10/21 the dreaded CMJ festival moves in and the last places you would think would be venues suddenly are: Starbucks, Blimpie, that check-cashing place at Union and Broadway in South Williamsburg. OK, maybe not there, but anywhere the exploitative promoters can stick a band willing to fork over the bucks to play to a crowd of three people. Be aware that sets this week at rock venues could be very, very short, and that if there’s a cover, it may not be worth it for you to go out. Now’s as good a time as ever to go to Barbes or the Jalopy, neither of whom is hosting a CMJ show.

10/21, 3ish fun, catchy, swirly psychedelic band Spires – who come across as sort of a more poppy Brian Jonestown Massacre – at Baby’s All Right. They’re at Glasslands at 9:30 that night and at Rough Trade on 10/25 at 7:30

10/21, 6 PM sometimes hauntingly atmospheric, sometimes psychedelic funky Japanese noiserockers Bo Ningen at Baby’s All Right, free

10/21, 7 PM classically-trained Israeli chanteuse Inbal Hever and her ensemble play “new arrangements of classical pieces, including works by Weill, Poulenc, Faure and Satie, Brel, Hamilton and more” followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan horn monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes.

10/21-22 the spectacular Colombian harp-driven  ten-piece  Edmar Castañeda World Ensemble feat. spectacular qanun virtuoso Tamer Pinarbasi 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25.

10/21, 7:30 PM a high energy klezmer night with the Sy Kushner Ensemble w/the Klezmer Mountain Boys’ Marty Confurius, Jeremy Brown, Aaron Kushner & drummer/impresario Aaron Alexander at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

10/21 creepy theatrical French noir cabaret chanteuse Cleo T at Rock Shop; 10/22 she’s at Le Baron, 32 Mulberry St., free w/rsvp to burexny@gmail.com and then ostensibly sometime after that at the Bitter End

10/21-22 Flowers – who sound like Britfolk rock legend Amanda Thorpe backed by the Smiths – at Cake Shop; 10/22 they’re at the Delancey at 8, 10/23 at the Knitting Factory, 10/24 back at Cake Shop and then later at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar

10/22, 3 PM explosive chromatically-fueled garage/punk Radio Birdman soundalikes Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires followed at 4 PM by intense girlpunk band Pins at Arlene’s, free.

10/22, 7 PM Amir Vahab & Ensemble play rustic, haunting ancient sufi music in the adjacent chapel at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, $10

10/22, 7 PM  Ensemble Mise-En play Luciano Berio sequenzas, plus his chamber work Chemin IV at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue just south of 118th St. free.

10/22, 7:30 PM vicious noiserock jamband the the Skull Practitioners– led by Steve Wynn sparring partner/genius guitarist Jason Victor – at Radio Bushwick, $7; on 10/31 – how appropriately – they’re at Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St, Bushwick for free at 10

10/22, 7:30 PM trombonist Curtis Hasselbring’s noir cinematic devious Number Stations, legendary swing surrealists the Microscopic Septet and lowregister reedman Josh Sinton‘s Ideal Bread (snarky, unpredictably fun Steve Lacy repertory band) celebrating 20 years of their cool little label, Cuneiform Records at Shapeshifter Lab, $20

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.

10/22, 8 PM Naked Roots Conducive (violinist Natalia Steinbach and cellist Valerie Kuehne) doing rather haunting art-rock and explosive string punk songs) followed by drummer Carlo Costa’s sepulcuhrally magical, creepy Natura Morta trio at Panoply Performanc Lab, 104 Meserole St. in Bushwick. Kuehne plays solo on 10/25 at 7:30 at Transfer Point, 1665 Norman St. in Ridgewood.

10/22,  8 PM rustic yet in the here-and-now lyrical acoustic tunesmithing: Caitlin Canty at the third stage at the Rockwood, $10 + $10 min strictly enforced. 10/23, 7 PM she’s at the Parsonage, location/details TK

10/22, 8 PM eclectic chanteuse Elynne Rey with a cool combo: Bennett Paster – piano; Paul Beaudry – bass; Saul Rubin – guitar; Jerome Jennings – drums playing the album release show for her new one A Little Bit of Moonlight at Zeb’s, 223 W 28th St, $10.

10/22, 9 PM guitarist Alyse Lamb’s brilliantly edgy, noisy, intense postpunk/postrock power trio Eula at Trans Pecos. 10/25 they’re at Leftfield, 87 Ludlow south of Delancey at 9.

10/22, 9ish ferocious, anthemic, literate rockers Wormburner at Bowery Electric.

10/22, 9 PM unhinged Tallahassee band Ex-Breathers – who at their best sound like the missing link between peak-era Sonic Youth and Polvo – at Grand Victory

10/22 gorgeously jangly Australian band (and Dandy Warhols spinoff) the Immigrant Union at Santos Party House; 10/24 they’re at Pete’s

10/23 ,3 PM creepy monster garage band the Wytches at Rough Trade, free. 10/25 they’re here again at 7ish on a weird bill with Japanese noiserock/dreampop guitar monsters Bo Ningen, who play at around 9, with A Place to Bury Strangers sometime in the wee hours (3 AM?) $12 adv tix rec

10/23-26 accordionist Richard Galliano leads a quintet with Josh Nelson – piano; Peter Bernstein – guitar; George Mraz – bass; Mauricio Zottarelli – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $25/$30 on the weekend

10/23,  8ish in reverse order at Littlefield: Golem (the Jewish Gogol Bordello), Schizophonia (‘cantorial recordings reimagined’), Doppelskope and keyboardist Brian Marsella’s Imaginarium.

10/23, 8 PM 8 PM cellist Maya Beiser plays works by Michael Gordon (his harrowing post-9/11 Light Is Calling) and Michael Harrison’s entrancing Just Ancient Loops to accompany the night’s edition of the Bill Morrissey film retrospective at MOMA, $12

10/23, 8 PM luminous piano virtuoso Alexandra Joan plays Bach – English Suite No. 3 in G minor; Ravel – Valses Nobles et Sentimentales; Schubert/Liszt – Der Doppelgänger; Liszt – Soirées de Vienne—Valse Caprice No. 6; Spinning Chorus from Wagner’s Flying Dutchman; Valse Impromptu; Chopin – 4 Mazurkas, Op. 24, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

10/23, 8 PM smartly lyrical country crooner Jesse Lenat plays the album release show for his new one at the Jalopy, $10

10/23, 8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble plays an all-Chaya Czernowin program including the world premiere of her Winter Songs suite at the Miller Theatre, $20 tix avail.

10/23-25, 8 PM Brian Schober’s new opera White Witch – a gruesome tale of murder and revenge, based on the 19th century Jamaican plantation owner and reputed serial killer Annie Palmer, known as the White Witch of Rose Hall – at Symphony Space, $25/$15 stud/srs.

10/23, 10 PM art-rock maven Pierre de Gaillande’s Bad Reputation plays witty chamber pop English translations of Georges Brassens classics at Barbes.

10/23 darkly atmospheric Austin postrock soundscapers Pompeii at Passenger Bar, 229 Roebling St (S 2nd/3rd), Williamsburg. They’re also at the Delancey that same night (earlier? later? good question) and then at Goodbye Blue Monday on 10/24.

10/23 cool Cramps/Ramones-ish dark garage-punk band Girl Tears play their short (1 minute average) songs at Baby’s All Right; later that day (night?) they’re the Neverlands 538 Johnson Ave. in Bushwick; then on 10/25 they’re at Cake Shop at around 11 for $10.

10/24, 7 PM eclectic, lyrical Spanish songwriter Javier Ruibal joins forces with accordionist Victor Prieto at Flushing Town Hall, $15/$10 stud

10/24, 7 PM pianist Jessica Xylina Osborne plays music by Chopin, Haydn, Liszt and Scriabin at Third Street Music School Settlement, free

10/24, 7:30 PM carnatic singer Anandi Bhattacharya – daughter of legendary Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya – at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex., $30/20 stud/sts .

10/24, 7 :30 PM brilliant clarinetists Vasko Dukovski and Ismail Lumanovski and Christa Van Alstine, and pianists Jonathan Howe and Craig Ketter play electroacoustic works for clarinet and piano by Herbert Howe, Jacob Goodman, Max Giteck, Peri Mauer and Raoul Pleskow at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $20 sugg don.

10/24, 8 PM plus 10/25, 4 PM violinist Mark Peskanov leads a string quartet  playing Beethoven quartets, a different triplebill each day plus a tribute to George Crumb at Bargemusic, $35/$30 srs/$15 stud.

10/24, 8:30 PM, repeating on 10/25, 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony play Shakespeare-themed works by Beethoven and Shostakovich: the brooding Coriolan Overture, selections from William Walton’s Henry V, and  Shostakovich’s bracing Hamlet Suite. The concerts open with the world premiere of “The Phoenix and the Turtle,” a meditative work based on the eponymous Shakespeare poem, by Chelsea Symphony composer and bassist Tim Kiah at St Paul’s German Lutheran Church, 315 W 22nd St (between 8th and 9th Aves), $20 sugg don

10/24, 9 PM iconic folk noir songwriter/ethereally haunting chanteuse Marissa Nadler at Trans-Pecos, $8.

10/24, 9:30 PM soulful country chanteuse Karen Hudson and band at An Beal Bocht Cafe, 445 W 238th St in Inwood, free.

10/24-25, 9:30ish oldschool C&W cult favorites Session Americana at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

10/24, 10 PM the self-explanatory, 90s style (i.e. metalish lead guitar, busy rhythm section) High Times CCB Reggae Allstars at Brooklyn Bowl, $10

10/25, 1:30 PM uneasily interesting female-fronted Seattle dreampop band Mega Bog at the Cameo Gallery, $5

10/25, 6 PM charismatic blues chanteuse/resonator guitarist Mamie Minch followed at 8 PM torchy sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner and band playing the album release album release show for their new one, followed by haunting, noir cumbia/Mexican harmony band Las Rubias del Norte at 10 at Barbes.

10/25, 6 PM awesomely noisy (their album has a Brandon Seabrook cameo) twin guitar postpunk/early 80s SST style metalish punk band Split/Red at Trans-Pecos

10/25, 7;30  PM Chengdu, China’s Sichuan Opera Theatre of Chengdu performs Wang Wenxun’s Raging Waves in the Sea of Desire – based on Eugene O’Neill’s “Desire Under the Elms” at the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 324 W 59th St, sugg don $30

10/25, 8 PM brilliant pianist Armen Donelian and his trio play Armenian-inspired jazz at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs.

10/25, 8 PM Shakir Khan plays classical Indian music for sitar at Roulette

10/25, 8 PM early music luminaties Le Poeme Harmonique sing dark renaissance works by Lalande, Charpentier and the greatest composer of all time, Anonymous at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St., $35 tix avail.

10/25, 8 PM Jose Alberto “El Canario” reunited for the first time with his original bandmates from pioneering 70s psychedelic salsa band Tipica ’73: Camilo Azuquita, Tito Allen, Sony Bravo, Johnny Rodriguez, Alfredo De La Fé and others at the Lehman Center at CUNY Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd, $35 tix avail but get em now.

10/25, 9ish Mesiko‘s Rachael Bell solo on her ancient 1960s analog synth – disquieting and unpredictable and a lot of fun –  at Red Hook Bait & Tackle

10/25, 9 PM Dubl Handi play Appalachian banjo tunes with cool guy/girl harmonies at the Jalopy, $10

10/25, 11 PM perennially popular Afrobeat/funk/groove unit Budos Band play the album release show for their new one at the Wick, $22.

10/26, 2:30 PM brilliant, lyrical pianist Karine Poghosyan plays works by Chopin, Debussy, Stravinsky, Komitas and DeFalla to benefit Armenian orphans at the Armenian Church, 152 E 34th St., $25/$15 stud.

10/26, 3 and 6:30 PM a screening of the Juilliard String Quartet documentary film  Speak the Music: Robert Mann and the Mysteries of Chamber Music followed by the Amphion String Quartet playing Beethoven’s Beethoven’s String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 at Symphony Space, free.

10/26, 4 PM edgy, tuneful postbop saxophonist Carl Bartlett Jr. leads a quintet at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. Flushing, a five minute walk from the Main St. Flushing 7 train station, free w/garden adm.

10/26, 4 PM Vox Luminis performs Heinrich Schütz’s pioneering 1636 pre-baroque Musikalische Exequien at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St, $10 tix avail.

10/26, 4 PM the American Symphony Orchestra play Schubert’s C Major Symphony at Symphony Space, $29 tix avail.

10/26, 4 PM Rolf Schulte, violin, and James Goldsworthy, piano perform works by Dvorák, Smetana,  Grieg and Josef Suk at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, free, no under-sixes, rsvp may be required

10/26, 4 PM legendary octogenarian first-wave cool jazz pianist Bertha Hope leads her quintet at Morris Campus Auditorium, 1110 Boston Road, Bronx, $5 sugg don

10/26, 6ish Barmaljova – haunting klezmer singer Inna Barmash and her virtuoso violist husband Ljova Zhurbin – followed by a killer guitar twinbill: Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers doing their Jimmy Bryant-inspired pastoral jazz followed at 10 by Stephane Wrembel and his intense, individualistic update on classic Romany guitar at Barbes.

10/26, 6 PM lyrical, cinematic composer/bassist Iris Ornig and her quintet – Dan Pratt on sax, David Smith on trumpet, Daisuke Abe on guitar and Ronen Itzik on drums – at 55 Bar

10/26, 8ish guitarist Paul Dresher‘s Double Duo with special guest stars pianist Lisa Moore and cellist Ashley Bathgate, plus performers on newly invented instruments the quadrachord and marimba lumina, premiering Dresher’s Family Matters plus Martin Bresnick’s Fantasia on a Theme by Willie Dixon at Roulette, $20/$15 stud

10/26, 10 PM Thurston Moore leads an unnamed band at Rough Trade, $15; this will sell out so fast it’s insane. His new instrumental trio album is a real return to twisted noisy 80s form.

10/26 creepy noir Americana/ghoulabilly band the Goddamn Gallows at Bowery Electric.

10/27, 7:30 PM pianist Katie Reimer’s Mimesis Ensemble play works by Stravinsky (Elegy for JFK and The Owl & the Pussycat), Mohammed Fairouz, Yip Harburg, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Irving Berlin and others at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, $20

10/27, 8 PM the Kazakhstan-based Astana Opera Company make their New York debut performing Kazakh folk songs, arias by Kazakh composers Zhubanov-Khamidi, Rakhmadiev, and Mukhamedjanov along with standard-repertoire material and the Tschaikovsky Violin Concerto with soloist Erzhan Kulibaev at Carnegie Hall, $10 tix avail

10/27, 8:30 PM subtly soaring, eclectically original jazz chanteuse Whitney James on with Richard Padron on guitar and the reliably amazing Gregg August on bass at the Bar Next Door.

10/27, 10 PM tuneful, dazzlingly diverse jazz trumpeter Eric Vloeimans – who’s as at home with funk grooves as he is with resonant classically-inflected pieces – playing a rare NYC gig with Trio Xalam (Matt Darriau, Matt Kilmer, Brandon Terzic) at Drom, $10

10/27, 10 PM dramatic goth-tinged art-rock/metal siren Militia Vox and her band at Times Scare, 669 8th Avenue at 42nd St., $10 She’s also here on 11/2, same time.

10/28, 6 PM Jessica Gould, soprano & Noa Frenkel, contralto with Grant Herreid, theorbo and Pedro d’Aquino, harpsichord and organ perform rare Italian Jewish renaissance works by Benedetto Marcello, Francesco Durante, Barbara Strozzi, Salomone Rossi and G.F. Handel at St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia Univ., 116th/Bwy, free

10/28 a global brass twinbill: 7 PM France’s Radio Kaizman followed at 9 by massive ten-piece Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party at Barbes.

10/28, 7 PM tuneful composer/trombonist John Yao & His 17-piece Instrument play new big band jazz at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

10/28, 7:30 PM a klezmer violin showdown with Deborah Strauss, Vanessa Vroomans and special mystery guest at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

10/28-11/2 state-of-the-art lyrical saxman Joshua Redman leads his quartet at the Vanguard, 8:30/10:30 PM, $25.

10/29, 7 PM creepy Halloween music played on the mighty organ at St. Paul’s Chapel uptown, 117th/Amsterdam Ave. including Bach’s famous Toccata in D plus the themes from the Munsters, Addams Family and the Alfred Hitchcock show, free!

10/29, 7 PM lost Jewish music from Belarus with Zisl Slepovitch and Litvakus at the Center for Jewish History , 15 W 16th St, $15

10/29, 7 PM Josh Quillen directs the NYU Steel playing “an Evening with Kendall Williams featuring the Crossfire Steel Orchestra in collaboration with the American Composers Orchestra at the Loewe Theatre, W 4th St. just west of Washington Square Park, free.

10/29, 7:30 PM the Spectrum Symphony of NY premieres the string orchestra version of Ljova Zhurbin’s piece “Mecklenburg” on a program with Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony and the Brahms Double Concerto at St. Joseph’s Church, 371 6th Ave. south of Waverly, $20

10/29, 8 PM pianist/flutist Diana Wayburn‘s hypnotically intense, spectacularly eclectic African/Middle Eastern/indie classical/improvisational Dances of the World Chamber Ensemble followed by the bass-and-twin-sax Philip Sirois Trio at The Three Jewels, 61 4th Ave (btwn 9th & 10th St) 3rd fl.

10/29, 8 PM clarinetist Mike McGinnis‘ Roadtrip Band “takes you on a ride through Bill Smith’s ahead-of-its-time 1957 Concerto for Clarinet & Jazz Combo along with McGinnis’ companion piece, Roadtrip” at Barbes.

10/29, 8 PM the Felice Bros. – the thinking/breathing person’s alternative to the Mumfords, et al. at Brooklyn Bowl, $20

10/29, 8 PM Michel Camilo, David Del Tredici, Joseph Kalichstein, Branford Marsalis, Erik Rönmark, Jeffrey Siegel, Joyce Yang & Fred Zlotkin play music of Liszt, Bach, Higdon, Del Tredici and others to celebrate Leonard Slatkin’s 70th birthday at Subculture, $35,

10/29, 9:30ish captivating southwestern gothic/oldtime blues/Americana songwriter Melaena Cadiz at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

10/29, 10 PM fiery, hyperliterate punk/powerpop alienation anthems with Hannah vs. the Many at Rock Shop, $!0

10/29, 10ish haphazardly unhinged, globally eclectic guitarist Yonatan Gat and band at Death by Audio, $10

10/30, 7PM the JACK Quartet, pianist Steven Beck, Vox n Plux, cellist Jay Campbell and Miranda Cuckson on viola.play new works by Jonathan Dawe, Charles Wuorinen, William Anderson and Matthew Greenbaum at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue just south of 118th St. free.

10/30, 8;30 PM two generations of fun, funny alt-country – the more lyrically-inclined Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion followed by the more guitarishly inclined Robbie Fulks at Union Hall, $15

10/30-31 grasscore icons the Infamous Stringdusters at Highline Ballroom. First night is a Grateful Dead tribute show starting at 9 PM, $25 adv tix rec. The 10/31 show starts an hour earlier and is over by 11.

10/30, 7:30 PM puckishly brilliant multi-instrumentalist and Electric Junkyard Gamelan leader Terry Dame and one of her ensembles at Barbes

10/30-11/2 serious oldschool bop; George Coleman Sr. – tenor saxophone; Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone; Harold Mabern – piano; John Webber – bass; George Coleman Jr. – drums 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard, $30.

10/30, 8 PM American Modern Ensemble play a creepy Halloween program: George Crumb: Music for a Summer Evening; David Del Tredici: Dracula; Robert Paterson: Hell’s Kitchen, Closet Full of Demons and Ghost Theater* at Merkin Concert Hall, $

10/30, 8 PM dark neo-garage punks the Dum Dum Girls at Brooklyn Bowl, $20.

10/30, 10 PM lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino at Barbes

10/31, 5 PM hauntingly intense, lyrical, powerful acoustic singer Jessi Robertson in an increasingly rare solo acoustic performance, plus deviously dark murder ballad specialist Kelley Swindall at the American Folk Art Museum.

10/31, 6 PM darkly slinky jazz/reggae/latin/klezmer trumpeter Pam Fleming’s Dead Zombie Band play creepy original Halloween big band jazz on Waverly Ave., between Willoughby and DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, free, G to Clinton-Washington

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, 8 PM two sets of murder ballads on Halloween at the Jalopy! Artists include Katherine Slingluff, Stuckey and Murray, Leigh Anderson and Fran Leadon, Trip Henderson and Emily Eagen, Jen Larson, Boo Reiners and Elena Skye, Diane Stockwell, Doug Hatt , $10 sugg don.

10/30, 8 PM intense, ethereal, atmospheric singer/composer Kristin Hoffmann with dance performances by Kaeshi Chai, Irina Akulenko, Troy Stallman (aka Rise of Troy), and Charly Wenzel performing songs from her latest ep The Human Compass: New Directions at the Slipper Room, $10

10/31, 8 PM fun oldtimey swing sounds bookended by two good bluegrass bands: fiddler Melody Allegra and her crew, deviously fun oldtimey swing guitarist/crooner Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band, newschool oldtimey guy/girl duo Barefoot & Bankside and rustic, sometimes ominously fiddle-driven string band Dancegrass at Union Hall, $12

10/31, 8 PM the Dirty Waltz project with Kate Prascher (mandolin, vocals), Mike Shapiro (harmonica, keys, vocals), Susie Greenebaum (violin), Rob Rapley (guitar), Mollie McQuarrie (accordion), and Chris Nattrass (bass)  at Barbes

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.

10/31, 10 PM electic danceable dark pan-latin and worldbeat grooves with Paprika, who host a Halloween party at Branded Saloon

10/31, 11 PM ghoulabilly/retro rockers Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at Arlene’s, $10. 11/1 they’re at Dive Bar (which used to be a dive but hasn’t been one for a long time), Amsterdam Ave. just south of 96th St. at 9, free

11/1, 7:30/9:30 PM Australian powerhouse Jacam Manricks on alto saxophone with Gianluca Renzi on bass and Ross Pederson on drums  at the Bar Next Door .

11/1, 8 PM the haunting, charismatic, blues-infused king of noir New York rock songwriting, LJ Murphy and his band the Accomplices at Sidewalk.

11/1, 8 PM paradigm-shifting Navid Kandelousi on kamanchah and tar with an all-star Middle Eastern improvisational jazz crew; Patrick McGuire: cello ; Jeremy Smith: percussion ; Ava Nazar: piano at Alwan for the Arts, $20/$15 stud/srs.

11/1, 8 PM Xalam – playing the music of the great Robert Johnson through the lens of traditional African music with Brandon Terzic on oud and ngoni, Pyeng Threadgill on vocals, Matt Kilmer on percussion, Tim Keiper on calabash, Matt Darriau on saxophone and kaval, Rufus Cappadocia on cello followed at 10 by horn-fueled, anthemic ranchera Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes

11/1, 8 PM darkly compelling, Tom Waits-ish Irish chanteuse/songwriter Lisa O’Neill at the Irish Arts Center, 553 W 51st St.

11/1, 8 PM Indian violinist Arun Ramamurthy and band play the release show for their fun, dynamic cross-pollinating new Jazz Carnatica album at Greenwich House Music School $15

11/1, 8 PM pianist Eunbi Kim and her jazz trio performs her theatrical program Murakami Music comprising piano works with theatrical readings that explore the lives behind the pianists in Harumi Murakami’s books including Sputnik Sweetheart, Kafka on the Shore, and Norwegian Wood, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave., $25 .

11/1, 9 PM ten-piece Brooklyn country/gypsy/acoustic rock institution M Shanghai String Band – whose latest album is amazing – at the Jalopy, $10.

11/1, 9 PM the Dean Ween Group at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/1, 9 PM jangly Merseybeat revivalists the Above followed by garage rock guitar maven (and ex-Friggs bandleader) Palmyra Delran and her band and then purist Stockholm garage-punks Stupidity at 11 at the Delancey,

11/1, 9 PM sassy female-fronted C&W parodists Trailer Radio at Bar Chord

11/1, 9:30 PM innovative, intricate, captivating cello-and-marimba chamber pop duo Goli at Caffe Vivaldi.

11/1 Mesiko – who’ve made the shift from paisley underground to more straight-up Lou Reed-influenced, growling NYC rock – at Baby’s All Right

11/2, 11 AM (eleven in the morning) choral ensemble Cantus sings works by Petronius, Josquin, Dvorak, Janacek and others at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, $22

11/2, 3 PM organist David Enlow plays the world premiere of his arrangement of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 (movements I, II and VI) plus arrangements of Debussy, Richard Strauss and Verdi and the legendary Cesar Franck Grand Pièce Symphonique at the Church of St Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave at 84th St., $20.

11/2, 7 PM pianist/flutist Diana Wayburn‘s hypnotically intense, spectacularly eclectic African/Middle Eastern/indie classical/improvisational Dances of the World Chamber Ensemble at the Parkside.

11/2, 7 PM prepare for some explosions: David Hobbs on alto sax and Weasel Walter on drums doing duos and solos at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. (Smith/Boerum Pl.), Cobble Hill, $10

11/3, 10 PM hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Cake Shop, $10.

11/4, 7 PM intense clarinet and violin-fueled klezmer group Litvakus followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/4, 7:30 PM dance like back in the old country with a live klezmer band led by intense German clarinet sensation Franzi Seehausen at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/4, 8/10 PM luminous, gorgeous state-of-the-art pastoral jazz with Bryan & the Aardvarks at the Jazz Gallery, this time with Glenn Zaleski on piano in place of Fabian Almazan, and Camila Meza on vocals!

11/4, 8 PM legendary bagpipe-and-strings Scottish traditional group Battlefield Band at Drom, $20 adv tix a must.

11/4, 8 PM Canta Libre play works by Villa-Lobos,  Sarasate, Ginastera and Piazzolla arranged for flute, harp and strings at  Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St. (between Columbus Ave & Broadway), $15.

11/4, 9:30 PM fun, anthemic Spector-esque retro girl-group band Pep at at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec.

11/4-6, 10:30 PM extremely popular, creepy indie band Deerhoof – sort of this era’s version of the Eels – at Baby’s All Right. Intense, charismatic singer/keyboadist Xenia Rubinos opens the 11/4 show at 9:30, $18

11/5, 7:30 indie classical ensemble Loadbang plays the album release show for their new one Monodramas plus performances by the Righteous Girls, Eve Beglarian, Paul Pinto and others at Greenwich House Music School, free CD with concert admission, $15/$10 stud/srs

11/6, 7 PM the UNSRC Symphony Orchestra plays Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in D, and Dvorak’s New World Symphony at Symphony Space, $22/$18 stud/srs.

11/6, 7:30 PM iconic jazz bassist Rufus Reid leads his big band in a performance of his exciting, blues-infused new suite Quiet Pride, inspired by sculptor Elizabeth Catlett’s work, at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

11/6, 7:30 PM a rare trio show by progressive jazz icon Steve Coleman with Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) and Anthony Tidd (bass) at the Jewish Museum, $18/$15 stud/srs.

11/6, 8:30/10:30 PM smart, tuneful postbop saxophonist/composer Patrick Cornelius with Russell Hall on bass and Gerry Gibbs on drums at the Bar Next Door

11/6, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez followed at 10 by psychedelic klezmer/bluegrass mandolin and clarinet legend Andy Statman at Barbes

11/6, 9 PM keyboardist/bassist Wendy Griffiths’ intricate, tuneful, intensely literate, kinetically fun art-rock band Changing Modes at Matchless.

11/6, 9 PM orginal, surfy, noirish original female-fronted rockabilly trio Catspaw at Desmond’s

11/6, 9:30ish irreverent oldschool Williamsburg vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club. They’re also here on 11/20.

11/7, 5:30 PM CTMD impresario Pete Rushefsky – who’s also nimble on the tsimbl, the Ukrainian dulcimer – at the American Folk Art Museum

11/7, 7 PM hard-charging, creepy Nashville gothic narratives with MacMcCarty & the Kidd Twist Band at Sidewalk

11/7, 7 PM pianist Margaret Mills plays works by American composers at Third Street Music School Settlement, free, pre-concert lecture at 6:15

11/7, 8 PM the NYU Symphony play Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte; Ibert: Flute Concerto with Zachary Hicks, flute; Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite; Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite at the Church of St. Joseph, 6th Ave. just south of Waverly Place, free.

11/7, 8:30 PM brilliantly lyrical, politically fearless, guitarishly excellent Americana songwriter James McMurtry at the Mercury, $17 adv tix rec.

11/7, 9 PM subversive chanteuse and woman of a million voices Tammy Faye Starlite channels Nico at BAM Cafe, free. She’s so spot-on and cruelly funny, it’s scary.

11/7, 10 PM the Steep Canyon Rangers – famous for backing Steve Martin, though their own bluegrass/newgrass is killer as well – at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/7, 10ish Peter Hook & the Light at Irving Plaza, $35 – if legendary bassists playing covers from their old band (Joy Division) is your thing.

11/7, 10 PM pensive Americana songwriter Donna Susan at Desmond’s, free. Raised on punk, inspired by country, more honest and haunting than any of the newbies recently relocated to Bushwick.

11/8, 4 PM the Erik Satie Quartet– Anders Nilsson – guitar; David Ambrosio – bass; Satoshi Takeishi – drums and Tim Keiper – percussion followed at 6 by pianist Greta Gertler’s Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump, the similarly lush retro Franco-American chamber pop band les Chauds Lapins at 8 and horn-driven Colombian party band Chia’s Dance Party at 10 at Barbes.

11/8, 9 PM LES punk/surf/soul legends Simon and the Bar Sinisters at Beast of Bourbon.

11/8, 10 PM riveting retro bluegrass singer/bandleader Jen Larson plays the album release show for her new one at the Jalopy with an all-star cast, $10. She’s got one of those high lonesome voices that’ll give you goosebumps; her brief show at City Winery at the end of the summer was off the hook.

11/9, 3 PM Patricia Cay, mezzo-soprano and Max Lifchitz, piano perform songs by Ernesto Cordero, Max Lifchitz, Xavier Montsalvatge, Manuel M. Ponce & Heitor Villa-Lobos at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), free.

11/9, 5 PM pianists Steven Gosling, Evelyne Luest, cellist Sophie Shaq and others play works by Milhaud, Kernis, Chopin and Brahms at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow

11/9, 7 PM 90s indie chick nostalgia: lyrical dark folk songwriter Tara Jane O’Neil, the Rogers Sisters (who were good for awhile), dark guitar legend Thalia Zedek and band and gritty indie trio Versus at Rough Trade, $20.

11/9, 7 PM plaintive pastoral jazz with saxophonist Jeremy Udden’s Plainville – Will Graefe – guitar, Pete Rende – accordion, Eivind Opsvik – bass, RJ MIller – drums followed at 8:30 by similarly tuneful guitairst Mike Baggetta and his Quartet – Jason Rigby – saxophones, Cameron Brown – bass, George Schuller – drums playing the album release show for their new one Thieves and Secrets at Shapeshifter Lab, $10

11/9, 11ish Mesiko – who’ve made the shift from paisley underground to more straight-up Lou Reed-influenced, growling NYC rock – play the album release show for their long-awaited new one at Bowery Electric, $8

11/9 aptly titled 70s outlaw country-tinged highway rockers Waylon Speed at Trash

11/10, 7 PM the Janacek Quartet play a program TBA at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St, free.

11/10, 8 PM edgy, socially conscious hip-hop with Rabbi Darkside at Spike Hill

11/10, 8 PM the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig with Nikolaj Znaider, violin play Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 and Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 (“Reformation”) at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

11/10, 8:30 the Nels Cline Singers play 2 sets of noisy, unpredictable postrock-flavored guitar jazz at Rough Trade, $16 adv tix rec.

11/10, 11 PM hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes  play the album release show for their new one at Baby’s All Right, $10

11/11, 7 PM Ballkan trumpeter Ben Holmes and accordionist Patrick Farrell followed by ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at 9 at Barbes

11/11, 7 PM lute virtuoso Hopkinson Smith plays an all-Bach program at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium. 417 E 61 St (between First and York Avenues), $35/$25 stud/srs

11/11, 7:30 PM klezmer dance madness with Binyomin Ginzberg (of the Breslov Bar Band), Boris Corchesko, amazingly eclectic guitarist Avi Fox-Rosen & Ari Folman-Cohen at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/11, 8 PM intense, soaring folk noir songwriter Jessie Kilguss plays the album release show for her new one at Bowery Electric on a killer triplebill: NYC’s preeminent literate janglerock/chamber pop bandleader Ward White and the similarly dark, anthemic Matt Keating follow on the bill.

11/11, 9 PM intriguing jazz quartet Old Time Musketry, who blend oldtimey swing, modern bucolic styles and darker, more challenging improvisational sounds at Bar Chord

11/11, 9  PM eclectic British Americana chanteuse Caridad Harmon – who’s equally at home with pensive southern folk as with elegant jazz – at the big room at the Rockwood, free.

11/12, 8 PM new variations on oldtimey Americana sounds: resonator guitarist Zeke Healey with violist Karen Waltuch at 7, at Barbes

11/12, 8 PM flutist/impresario Amelia Lukas’ first Ear Heart Music program of the season kicks off with a bang, Contemporaneous playing John Adams’ joyous Son of Chamber Symphony; Julia Wolfe’s sinister Vermeer Room; a vigorous piece from Yotam Haber and a playful one from Thomas Ades at Roulette, $20/$15 stud/srs

11/13, 7 PM edgy acoustic Americana/talking blues/murder ballad singer Kelley Swindall followed at 8 by fiery Canadian gothic rocker Lorraine Leckie playing the album release show for her smoldering new oldschool LES rock record at the Mercury, $10 adv tix rec

11/13, 7:30 PM passionate New Orleans trombonist/gospel shouter Glenn David Andrews, Crooked Still’s purist bluegrass/Americana bandleader and brilliant singer Aoife O’Donovan, Elle King (the Americana version of Cat Power), and charmingly harmony-driven, tuneful acoustic Americana guy/girl duo the Spring Standards at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

11/13, 7:30ish searing, edgily funny female-fronted Americana/punk rockers Spanking Charlene at Bowery Electric, $10.

11/13, 8 PM dark urbane Romany song maven (and Berthold Brecht descendant) Sanda Weigl and band followed at 10 by Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

11/13 the world’s best noir instrumental outfit, guitarist Steve Ulrich’s menacing trio Big Lazy play the album release show for their creepy new masterpiece Don’t Cross Myrtle at the McKittrick Hotel.

11/13, 8 PM C4, the Choral Composer/Conductor Colleective performs composer Lisa Bielawa’s war-themed Lamentations for a City plus new works by Christopher Marshall, Bettina Sheppard, Andrea Clearfield, Timothy Brown, Bill Heigen, and Lisa Whitson Burns at Galapagos; the program repeats on 11/15 at 8 at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St.; $20 adv tix rec.

11/13-14, 10 PM the Rural Alberta Advantage – sort of the Canadian Rockies’ version of the Jayhawks – at Bowery Ballroom, $18 adv tix rec

11/14 explosive Balkan brass jamband Raya Brass Band – with Greg Squared on clarinet and alto sax followed by intense Balkan singer Sarah Small’s eclectic, Middle Eastern-flavored trio Hydra with violinist Rima Fand and mandolinist Yula Beeri and then a double feature of filmmaker Josephine Decker‘s creepy  Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely at MINY Media Center, 30 John St., downtown Brooklyn, F to York St.

11/14, 8 PM catchy, edgy, tuneful soul/rock/Americana band Bethany St. Smith & the Gun Show at Rock Shop, $10

11/14, 8 PM eclectic, hard-driving indie classica/jazz violinist David Wong & High Strung at the Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr (the BMCC auditorium on Chambers St.), $15.

11/14, 9 PM rare noir jazz and cinematic themes from the 30s and 40s with Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra followed by the cosmopolitan, global Carte Blanche Jazz Band at the Jalopy, $10

11/14, 9:30ish wryly amusing urban country storyteller/bandleader Alex Battles & Whisky Rebellion at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

11/14, 11 PM sprawlingly creepy oldtimey/Americana guys O’Death – whose new album is characteristically excellent – at the Bell House, $15.

11/14, 11 PM artsy, wickedly catchy janglerock band Long Faces – part glistening retro 80s, with a little funk and 4AD rainy day feel  -at the small room at the Rockwood.

11/14 the Living Kills – who distinguish themselves from the legions of riff-rocking 4th-wave garage rock imitators with Jen Bassett’s creepy, swirly organ – play the album release show for their new one at the Knitting Factory.

11/15, 6 PM arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, pianist Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump followed at 8 PM by Tongues in Trees – vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, and guitarist Grey McMurray from itsnotyouitsme – and then hauntingly harmony-driven cumbia/bolero/retro Mexican harmony band Las Rubias del Norte at 10 at Barbes

11/15, 7:30 sharp, experimental shamisen improviser Yumiko Tanaka creates a live soundtrack to Teinosuke Kinugasa’s legendary, hallucinatory 1928 avant garde silent film Crossroads at the Japan Society, 333 E 47th St., $15/$12 stud/srs

11/15, 8 PM perennially powerful, tuneful, lyrically relevant Irish rockers Black 47 are disbanding – this is their final B.B. King’s show, $30 adv tix rec.

11/15, 8 PM newgrass jams with the Yonder Mountain String Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $27.50 adv tix rec.

11/15, 8 PM classic flamenco with Felah Menguz and Espiritu Gitano at Roulette, $20.

11/15, 8 PM NY Polyphony sing Spanish choral works by Spanish liturgical music by Morales, Guerrero and Victoria at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th St), $35/$21 stud

11/15, 8 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers sing works by emerging composers Eleanor Bragg, Phillip Golub, Andrew Hsu, Tengku Irfan, Sidarth Jayadev, Molly Joyce, Michael Parsons, Gabriella Smith, Conrad Tao and Jonas Tarm at Merkin Concert Hall, $25/$20 stud/srs

11/15, 9:30ish punk/rockabilly/surf legends Simon & the Bar Sinisters at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

11/16, 11 AM (eleven in the morning) the Simón Bolivar String Quartet make their New York debut playing Ginastera: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 and Brahms: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1 at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, $22

11/16. 2 PM the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra plays Janacek: Taras Bulba; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2; Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $19 tix avail.

11/16, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra play Griffes – The White Peacock; Schumann – Cello Concerto; Sibelius – Symphony No. 1 at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, 16th St./Irving Place, $15 sugg don., reception to follow.

11/16, 3 PM  violinist Tema Watstein, pianist Cherie Khor, and cellist Benjamin Larsen play works by Schubert, Brahms, Robert Sirota and Marjorie Merryman at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place, Park Slope, free

11/16, 4 PM piano/winds chamber ensemble An Die Musik play a family-friendly program including works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and a wryly narrative piece by bandleader Robert Mann at Merkin Concert Hall.

11/16, 7 PM saxophonist Matt Nelson plays a solo set for the release of his new album Lower Bottoms followed by the assaultive duo of Brandon Seabrook on guitar and Brandon Lopez on bass at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. (Smith/Boerum Pl.), Cobble Hill, $10

11/16, 10 PM horn-fueled country jamband Yarn at Brooklyn Bowl, $12.

11/17, 7:30 PM the Enso String Quartet with Aaron Wunsch, piano play works by Shostakovich, Janacek and Beethoven at Advent/Broadway Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St., free

11/17, 7:30 PM the NY Phil‘s Contact avant garde chamber music series kicks off this year’s schedule with new compositions from Daníel Bjarnason, Ingram Marshall, Missy Mazzoli, and Timo Andres; John Adams is emcee, at Subculture, $35

11/17, 10 PM singer Corinne Winters and pianist Steven Blier perform Spanish art-songs from their new album at Henry’s Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th St., $10

11/18, doors and drinks at 5:30, show at 6 PM, indie classical quartet Loadbang play new and recent works by Alex Mincek, Scott Wollschleger, Charles Wuorinen and Reiko Füting at the Miller Theatre, free.

11/18, 7 PM keyboardist Michael Hearst’s Songs for Fearful Flyers play the album release show for their new one: ” It’s estimated that one in five people have a fear of flying. Michael Hearst is one of those people. His new album tries to allay those fears with songs such as It’s Only A Sound, Alprazolam and Like Bumps In The Road. Narration courtesy of fellow fearful flyer Whoopi Goldberg. A stewardess will serve mini cocktails, leg room will be limited and our uncomfortable seats will be outfitted with vomit bags. Some music will be played,” followed at 9 by ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

11/18, 7 PM violinist and Earthen Grave bandleader Rachel Barton Pine plays Bach’s Sonata in G Minor and selections from Paganini’s 24 Caprices, Op. 1, plus new works dedicated to her from Mohammed Fairouz and Earl Maneein at P.S. 321, 180 7th Ave.,Park Slope, R to Union St. and walk uphill, $15

11/18, 7:30 PM Psoy Korolenko play their wryly edgy “KlezBard Cabaret” folk-rock at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/18, 7:30 PM the Donald Sinta Quartet– Dan Graser, soprano saxophone; Zach Stern, alto  saxophone;  Joseph Girard, tenor saxophone; and Danny Hawthorne-Foss, baritone saxophone – play their arrangements of the Barber Adagio and Schubert’s Quartettsatz plus works by Pierne, Ligeti and others at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.

11/18, 7:30 PM the American Contemporary Music Ensemble play a program of Polish composers including Panufnik’s String Quartet No. 2, “Messages” and his Song to the Virgin Mary, plus Alesksander Lason’s String Quartet No. 4 and Deciso e affetuoso for solo cello at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/18, 8 PM smart, tuneful, lyrically thoughtful oldschool soul revivalist Dina Regine plays the album release show for her new one at Bowery Electric.

11/18-23, 8:30/10:30 PM  Miguel Zenon and his quartet – drummer Henry Cole, pianist Luis Perdomo and bassist Hans Glawischnig – celebrate his new CD Identities are Changeable with a stand at the Vanguard, $25. What JD Allen is to the tenor sax lately, this guy is the alto. Different idioms, same intensity.

11/18, 9 PM haunting, brilliantly lyrical noir songwriter Karla Moheno – whose latest album might be the year’s best – at the big room at the Rockwood, free

11/19, 7 PM pianist Benjamin Hochman plays works by Matthew Aucoin, Bach, Dallapiccola, Frescobaldi, Ligeti, and Schumann at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue just south of 118th St. free

11/19, 8 PM  a new Rumi-inspired collaboration between intense, expressive Ottoman Turkish singer Ahmet Erdogdular and Armenian-American oud virtuoso/composer Ara Dinkjian with their bands and dancers, playing Turkish classical themes and improvisations at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$20 stud/srs

11/20, 7 PM haunting, intense, politically-fueled Tunisian-French art-rock bandleader/singer Emel Mathlouthi at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. just north of 34th St., $25.

11/20, 7 PM a raptly compelling duo show by eclectic Mexican torch singer Magos Herrera and terse flamenco guitarist Javier Limón at Joe’s Pub

11/20, 7/9 PM the Jack Quartet plays their new arrangement of Monteverdi’s Orfeo plus Matthias Pintscher’s Studies for Treatise on the Veil written in response to Cy Twombly’s painting (currently on display) at the Morgan Library, $30.

11/20, 7 PM indie classical group Now Ensemble play new works by Patrick Burke, Mark Dancigers, Missy Mazzoli (whose Songs from the Uproar they recorded, brilliantly), and Derek Bermel at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must.

11/20-21, 8/10 PM ten-piece Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party play their high-voltage original arrangement of Duke Ellington’s iconic Far East Suite (which actually sounds a lot more Middle Eastern) at Barbes, $15 cover per set.

11/20, 9 PM the Brooklyn What – NYC’s most intense, funny, socially aware rockers followed by similarly lyrical 90s-style alt-country band Butchers Blind at the Cameo Gallery, $8

11/21, 7 PM Chiu-Chen Liu, viola and Vanessa Lee, piano play works by Schumann at Third Street Music School Settlement, free.

11/21, 8 PM innovative flute/viola/cello trio Eight Strings and a Whistle perform  Thought’s Torsion by Peri Mauer, Scott Brickman’s French Suite, Albert Roussel’s Trio, Op. 40, a charming work by Paul Wranitzky, Mark Winges’ Dusk Music and Martin Rokeach’s Going Up? at the Tenri Institute, 43A West 13th St

11/21, 8:30 PM powerpop guitar genius Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express – the thinking person’s Tom Petty – at the Bell House, $15.

11/21, 8:30 PM edgy, darkly intense pianist/composer Bobby Avey with his trio and special guest Rudresh Mahanthappa on alto sax, opening night at new venue the Beethoven Concert Space, 211 W 58th St., $15

11/21, 9:30ish catchy oldtimey all-female string band the Calamity Janes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

11/21 state-of-the-art current-day Jamaican reggae stylings: Black-Am-I and I Wayne at Albany Manor, 585 Albany Ave (Midwood St/Rutland Rd) in Crown Heights, 2/5 to Winthrop St. and about an eight-block walk;; 11/23 they’ll be at B.B King’s

11/22, 7 PM Alabama Americana songwriter Nell Robinson & the Rose of No-Man’s Land with special guest Ramblin’ Jack Elliott play songs about wars of the past 250 years (with an intense, theatrical audience-interactive component) at Joe’s Pub, $25.

11/22, 8 PM Slavic Soul Party trumpeter/composer Kenny Warren‘s oldtime yet brand-new Americana group Laila & Smitty with Jeremiah Lockwood and Ilusha Tsinadze on blues guitar, MYK Freedman on lap steel, and Adam Hopkins and Carlo Costa on upright bass and drums followed by wild, bone-chilling Eastern European jamband Raya Brass Band at Littlefield, $10.

11/22, 8 PM the Roulette Sisters’ badass resonator guitarist Mamie Minch followed at 10 by accordionist Rob Curto’s rustic, sometimes haunting Brazilian forro band at Barbes

11/22 wickedly tuneful female-fronted noir surf/dark garage band the Wytches at Baby’s All Right

11/24 soaring harmony-driven newgrass/folk noir trio the Stray Birds at the Rockwood.

11/25, 7:30 PM drummers all have the biggest address books because the good ones are always in demand. See who Aaron Alexander (leader of fiery, majestic klezmer jazz big band the Ayn Sof Orchestra) brings out ot the woodwork tonight at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

11/25 intricate, fascinating guitar conversations and duels: Nels Cline and Julian Lage play the album release show for their new duo cd, Room at Subculture.

11/26, 8 PM Que Vlo-Ve play classic Greek hash smoking music from the 20s and 30s at Barbes

11/26, 9ish old stoners never stop writing rhymes: Method Man & Redman at the Nokia Theatre, $30 tix avail.

11/28, 8 PM witty Microscopic Septet pianist Joel Forrester at followed at 10  by the self-explanatory, oldtimey Jug Addicts at Barbes

11/29, 6 PM arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, pianist Greta Gertler’s lush, sweeping Universal Thump followed at 8 by accordionist/chanteuse Kamala Sankaram’s hot surfy Bollywood project, Bombay Rickey and at 10 by Pogues accordionist James Fearnley with  accordionist Nathan Koci, bouzouki- and banjo-player, Sean Condron, guitarist Mark McAdam, bassist George Rush and drummer Aaron Latos at Barbès.

11/29, 9:30ish explosive acoustic oldtime Americana band the Woes at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

11/30, 7 PM a rare duo show with drummer Susie Ibarra (who’s got an entrancingly good new Electric Kulintang album out) and her old bassist pal William Parker at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. (Smith/Boerum Pl.), Cobble Hill, $15

12/1, 7 PM wickedly cachy, darkly keyboard-driven Colombian psychedelic cumbia band MAKU Soundsystem at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

12/2 7:30 PM classic hundred-year-old klezmer grooves with pianist Dave Levitt and his Trio featuring Mike Cohen and Christina Crowder at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

12/2, 7:30 PM violinist Miranda Cuckson and members of the Da Capo Chamber Players and Manhattan String Quartet play eight works for strings and piano, including Carl Kanter’s Piano Trio; Leo Kraft’s Six Pieces for Violin with Piano Obbligato; Eugene W. McBride’s Moments for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano; Scott Miller’s Coots and Rails, scored for three violins; and Craig Slon’s String Quartet. at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $20 sugg don

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.

12/6, 10 PM the world’s darkest, most slashing horror surf band, the Coffin Daggers followed by the Lynchian, jangly Lost Patrol at Otto’s

12/9, doors and drinks at 5:30, show at 6 PM, the Mivos Quartet parse the avant garde spectrum for works by Martin Stauning, Patrick Higgins, a new arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Contrapunctus XIX, and György Kurtág’s cult favorite suite of “microludes” at the Miller Theatre, free.

12/9 7:30 PM trumpeter Jordan Hirsch’s Band of Dreamers plays for a Yiddish dance party at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

12/10, 7 PM pianists Adam Tendler and Sarah Cahill play Luciano Berio works at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue just south of 118th St. free.

12/13 smart, edgy guitar paradigm-shifter Mary Halvorson followed by the eclectic Lucky Chops Brass Band playing their party favorites at Industry City Distillery, 33 35th St in Gowanus, N/R to 36th St.

12/15, 7 PM wild, eclectic, jam-oriented worldbeat/klezmer band Metropolitan Klezmer play the album release show for their long-awaited new live one at the Eldridge Street Synagogue just north of Division St., $20/$15 stud/srs .

12/16, 7:30 PM a monster Hanukkah blowout with Montreal’s Shtreiml w/Jason Rosenblatt & Ismail Fencioglu at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St. (Columbus/CPW), $15.

12/30, 9:30ish Deer Tick plays Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True plus originals at Brooklyn Bowl, $20 – this is the most enticing night of a long stand here where the band plays their own stuff plus some pretty dubious cover nights.

12/30, 7:30 PM JC Hopkins and his Biggish Band play classics by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free, early arrival a must

12/30 dark garage rockers the Detroit Cobras at Bowery Electric

New York City Live Music Calendar for October and November 2013

Updates continuing through the month: you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

John Zorn turns 60 this year. There are dozens of celebrations of the defiantly nonconformist Tzadik maven’s music going on around town: the full calendar is here.

Sylvia Milo’s musical play The Other Mozart with original music by Nathan Milo and toy piano sorceress Phyllis Chen, based on the life of Nannerl Mozart (sister to the famous composer), a big concert draw in late 1700s Europe, whose own compositions are now lost, has several performances upcoming at Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce St in the west village, 10/12 at 1 PM plus 10/19, 4 PM; 10/26, 7 PM, repeating on 7/27 at 1 PM, $25

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing Mozart this month , email for info/location.

10/3, 10/8, 10/10, 10/22 and 10/24 and continuing into November pianist Ian  Hobson continues his marathon performance of the complete piano works of Brahms with numerous chamber music luminaries at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., $30/$15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays in October 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.

Three Tuesdays in October – 10/1, 10/8, 10/22 at 10 PM exhilarating, clarinet-fueled pan-Balkan instrumentalists the NY Gypsy Allstars 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 JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

Wednesdays in October, 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 October at 10 PM iconoclastic oldschool Brooklyn vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

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

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

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

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

Fridays at 10 PM in November (not October) Lara Ewen at the Path Cafe. Smart oldschool Americana guitar fingerpicking, pensive contemporary lyrics, strong singer with a southern twang. Good stuff.

Saturdays in October 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.

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

Sundays in October guitarist Peter Mazza plays 8 PM at the Bar Next Door with a very adventurous choice of ensembles for such a “in the tradition” purist.

Sundays at 8:30 and 11 PM the Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/1, 7:30 PM pianist and composer George-Emmanuel Lazaridis plays works by Schubert and Liszt plus compositions from his own Trojan Cycle at Merkin Concerrt Hall. – free but res req to 212-501-3330.

10/1-2, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: Marcus Belgrave – trumpet with Geri Allen – piano; Marion Hayden – bass; Kassa Overall – drums, $20.

10/1, 8 PM energetic Portland, Maine Americana band Mail the Horse at Bowery Electric, $7

10/1-6, 8/10 PM avant-garde guitar shredder Elliott Sharp books the Stone and plays both sets nightly with a series of collaborators. Choice picks: improvisations with Wilco’s Nels Cline on 10/2 at 10 and then 10/4 at 8 with the JACK Quartet playing the premiere of E-Sharp’s quartet Transienze plus The Boreal, $20

10/1, 8 PM saxophonist Oliver Lake’s “Strings & More” featuring Flux String Quartet at Roulette

10/1, 8 PM a cool indie classical triplebill: Wet Ink Ensemble + Mivos Quartet + Yarn/Wire at St. Peter’s Church, 246 W 20th St., $10/students free

10/1, 8 PM conductor/flutist Harold Jones will lead the Antara Ensemble in a program to include Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra, and three works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: the Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622, with Stanley Drucker as soloist; the Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, with Ashley Horne as soloist; and the Flute Concerto in G Major, K.V. 313, with Harold Jones as soloist. at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $25;

10/1-5, 8:30 PM violinist Regina Carter leads her group at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/2-5, 7:30 PM the world premiere of the grim 70s eco-disaster/recession-themed multimedia project Documerica by indie classical string quartet Ethel at BAM, $20 tix avail.

10/2, 7:30 PM Basya Schecter’s psychedelic, haunting Pharaoh’s Daughter at le Poisson Rouge, $12

10/2, 7:30 PM dark klezmer reedman Matt Darriau’s Paradox Trio at Drom, $!2

10/2, 8 PM George Xylouris, Crete’s master of the lute, with Dirty Three drummer Jim White making their US debut at Barbes

10/2, 8 PM dark historically-informed female-fronted Americana rockers A Brief View of the Hudson at Spike Hill.

10/2 8/10 PM scary good improvisation from Eyal Maoz, guitar; Kyoko Kitamura, voice; Kathleen Supové, piano; Reuben Radding, bass at Spectrum, $15

10/2, 8:15 PM PM punk classical cellist Valerie Kuehne, Americana singer Johanna Warren at 9, saxophonist Oded Tzur at 9:45, dark Americana duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne  at 10:30 at the Panoply Performance Lab, 104 Meserole St. in Bushwick.

10/2, 9 PM the massive 30-plus member Romany/circus-rock orchestra MarchFourth Marching Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $10.

10/2, 9:30 PM dark electric circus/Middle Eastern rock with Yula Beeri & the Extended Family at the big room at the Rockwood, free

10/3, 7 PM weird segue, great show: Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party followed by the Claudia Quintet playing the album release show for their latest lush third-stream jazz cd at le Poisson Rouge, $15 gen adm.

10/3, 7:30 PM dark eclectic jazz-oriented Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and band at Joe’s Pub $tba

10/3-6, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard trumpeter Brian Lynch celebrates the music of Art Blakey with Donald Harrison – alto saxophone; Billy Pierce – tenor saxophone; Donald Brown – piano; Reggie Workman – bass;Ralph Peterson – drums, $30.

10/3, 7:30 PM Ideal Orkestra, a reputedly Costelloesque  “funky international glam jazz acid blues pop band that “interprets classics and original tunes with a rye [yup] sense of humor and an uptempo ritmo” at Dixon Place, free.

10/3, 8 PM hot oldtime blues band the Fascinators feat. brilliant guitarist Lenny Molotov at the Way Station in Ft. Greene

10/3, 8 PM haunting Tunisian chanteuse Sonia M’Barek with Syrian oudist Kinan Idnawi and the brilliant Alwan Arab Music Ensemble at Alwan for the Arts, $25

10/3, 8 PM a repeat of the best doublebill of 2013: inscrutable lyrical haunting charismatic accordionist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at 8 at Barbes followed at 10 by the world’s #1 noir/crime jazz/psychedelic guitar jamband, Big Lazy.

10/3, 8 PM dark intense tuneful/lyrical janglerock/postpunk chanteuse Baby Streuth (f.k.a. Naomi Hates Humans) at Matchless, $8

10/3, 8 PM intense punk jazz with Iconoclast and the William Hooker Ensemble at Shapeshifter Lab

10/3, 8 PM the improvisational Adam Rudolph Go Organic Orchestra at Roulette.

10/3, 8 PM many new works for duo violin played by Sarah Plum and Hal Grossman at Spectrum, $15

10/3, 8:30 PM smart, wryly lyrical hard country/honkytonk rocker Mike Stinson at Hill Country.

10/3, 9 PM blistering Eastern European folk sounds from Balkanska Veza at Drom, $!5.

10/3, 9/10 PM dark intense jazz pianist Bobby Avey with Ben Monder – guitar; Thomson Kneeland – bass; Jordan Perlson – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $15 for first set, $10 for the second.

10/3, 9:30 PM intense noir 60s soul chanteuse/bandleader Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Rock Shop, $8.

10/3, 9:30 PM up-and-coming Venezuelan jazz pianist Luis Perdomo leads a quartet at Smalls.

10/3, 10 PM dark historically-aware songwriter/chanteuse Elisa Flynn at Ange Noir Cafe, 247 Varet St in Bushwick

10/3, 10 PM torchy retro swing/blues band the Fascinators at the Way Station

10/3, 10:30 PM fearless, intense oldschool Detroit soul frontwoman Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Rock Shop, $8.

10/3, 11 PM high-powered Danish Americana/bluegrass band Brothers Moving at Bowery Electric, $8. They’re at the small room at the Rockwood the following night, 10/4 at 9 (get there early) for free, followed eventually at 11 by House of Waters playing psychedelic dulcimer grooves

10/3, 11 PM oldschool Memphis garage punk with the Oblivians at the Bell House, $17.

10/4, 5:30 PM haunting traditional Turkish sounds with Dolunay at the American Folk Art Museum

10/4, 7 PM Stuart Isacoff plays the first extant pieces written for the piano – by Lodovico Giustini in 1732 – as well as tracing the development of piano styles through C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, Jerry Lee Lewis, Couperin, Ravel, Debussy, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Bartok, Chopin, Schubert and others at Annunciation Church, 91st/West End Ave., $20.

10/4, 7 PM Cui-Chen Liu on viola with Inesa Sinkevych at the piano play music of Brahms and Schumann at Third St. Music School Settlement, free.

10/4, 7:15 PM the Janusz Prusinowski Trio jazz up haunting traditional Polish tunes at Drom, $15 adv tix rec.

10/4, 9/10 PM guitarist Mike Moreno leads a quartet with Jon Cowherd – piano; Doug Weiss – bass; Kendrick Scott – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

10/4, 9 PM the premiere duo performance of trumpeter Nate Wooley with legendary Chicago saxophonist Ken Vandermark at Issue Project Room in downtown Brooklyn.

10/4, 10 PM Jeffrey Foucault – who’s taking the Townes Van Zandt/Steve Earle darkly lyrical Americana rock thing to new places – at the Jalopy, $10

10/4, 10 PM drummer Ben Perowsky’s Moodswing Orchestra with Jennifer Charles on vocals and Peter Apfelbaum on saxes at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

10/4, 10 PM Brandi and the Alexanders play torchy oldschool soul at the Way Station.

10/4-5, 10:30 PM vibraphonist Behn Gillece leads a quartet with David Hazeltine – piano , Ugonna Okegwo – bass , Willie Jones III – drums at Smalls.

10/4, 11 PM ferociously tuneful southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at Sidewalk.

10/5 ,11 AM (in the morning) NYC’s original Balkan brass band Zlatne Uste at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free. You wanna wake up with a bang?

10/5, 3 PM Texas songwriter Carrie Elkin & Her Greats followed at 4 by the rustic Nashville gothic of the Black Lilies at Madison Square Park, free. The Black Lillies are also at Hill Country the following night 10/6 at 8.

10/5, 5:30 PM eclectic Balkan/latin brass band the Underground Horns at  BRIC House, 647 Fulton St Brooklyn NY, free,

10/5, 6 PM torchy, sultry literate historically-informed chanteuse/songwriter Robin Aigner & Parlour Game at Barbes followed at 8 by Saints & Tzadiks (Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg’s Irish-klezmer mindbomb) and then at 10 by high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes

10/5, 7 PM Renegade Sufi plays Indian-tinged jazz and grooves feat. Renegade Sufi is Jimmy Lopez (percussion), Holly Cordero (bass) & Dawoud (sitar, dilruba) at Alphabet Lounge, Ave. C/7th St.

10/5, 7 PM hard-charging Americana string band Spuyten Duyvil plays the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

10/5, 7:30 PM Taiwan’s alternately ecstatic and atmospheric pan-Asian acoustic worldbeat ensemble A Moving Sound at Flushing Town Hall, $20.

10/5, 8 PM diverse, intense Texas oldschool metal trio Mothership at St. Vitus, $14

10/5, 8 PM hypnotic south Asian drums with Rhythm of Rajasthan at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

10/5, 8 PM boisterous, rustic a-cappella quartet the Johnson Girls sing songs of the inland waterways, Irish, Scottish, American, English, Italian and French ballads, and work songs at the Peoples Voice Cafe, in the church basement at 40 E 35th St., $18 sugg don

10/5, 8:30 PM dark female-fronted Americana/psychedelic rockers Mesiko at Rock Shop, $10.

10/5, 9 PM always explosive monster honkytonk/sea chantey/haunting acoustic Americana string group M Shanghai String Band at the Jalopy.

10/5, 9/10 PM saxophone adventurer Matana Roberts plays the album release show for her latest one with a sextet feat. the brilliant, intense Shoko Nagai on piano at the Jazz Gallery, $20

10/5, 9 PM subtle, hypnotic desert blues guitarist Sidi Toure and band at BAM Cafe, free

10/5, 9 PM Unsteady Freddie’s monthly surf rock shindig opens with the diverse twangy cinematic Tarantinos NYC at 9, the Rip Chords at 10, Reverb Syndicate at 11 and sometime around midnight the Evil Streaks at Otto’s

10/5, 10 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello – at Arlene’s, $10.

10/5, 11 PM psychedelic postpunk legends Band of Outsiders at Spike Hill.

10/5, 11 PM first-wave British punk-pop band the Vibrators – the venues keep getting smaller, they keep playing the nostalgia angle – at Trash, $10.

10/6, 2 PM a screening of Backroads USA, a five part documentary series about America’s back country with music by Stephen Ulrich, Big Lazy, Hazmat Modine, Cassis, Giancarlo Vulcano, Catherine Russell, Chicha Libre, Matthias Falkenau and many more. at Barbes

10/6, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra returns to Washington Irving HS Auditorium with maestro Barbara Yahr on the podium with a killer program of Beethoven — Leonore Overture No. 3; Saint-Saëns — Cello Concerto No. 1; Franck — Symphony in D minor, $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

10/6, 4 PM the Alba Consort plays music from all over the Mediterranean and the Balkans at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted

10/6, 4 PM Polish choral quartet Ensemble Peregrinus sings their country’s earliest extant pieces—rare songs and sequences from 1000 AD—written for St. Adalbert, Boleslaw I, and Otto III, who engaged in a medieval political drama, at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

10/6 a killer doublebill at Downtown Music Gallery: oudist Brian Prunka and Nashaz playing the album release show for their new one at 6 PM followed at 7 by Trismegistus with trumpeter Joe Moffett, bassist Sean Ali and drummer Devin Gray with Ben Gerstein.

10/6, 7 PM pianist/composer Cynthia Hilts’ Lyric Fury septet at Something Jazz Club, $12

10/6, 8 PM Lorraine Leckie does her dark chamber pop thing with Czech violin great Pavel Cingl at the Rockwood

10/6, 8:30ish sharp, lyrical Americana chanteuse Linda Draper and 70s avant folk legend Kath Bloom trade songs upstairs at 2A.

10/6, 9ish vibraphone lounge group Fisherman plays tiki music at Rodeo Bar.

10/7, 7:30 PM New York Baroque Inc. presents “Love, Betray, Sacrifice, Die: Music of the Italian Baroque” with music of Biber, Vivaldi, Geminiani, Locatelli, and Dall’Abaco at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

10/7, 9:15 PM trombonist Mike Fahie leads his Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

10/8, 7 PM Balkan madness: fiery Raya Brass Band spinoff Sherita at Barbes followed at 8 by Slavic Soul Party

10/8, 7:30 PM an eclectic classical/Romany evening with Jason Vieaux, guitar & Julien Labro, bandoneón, accordion, accordina at Subculture, $30.

10/8, 7:30 PM Polish early music ensemble Arte dei Suonatori play music of Telemann inspired by the composer’s travels in Poland at the Morgan Library, $35.

10/8, 7:30 PM the Hugo Wolf Quartett play works by Mozart, Schubert, Topel, Hersant, and Schmidinge at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/8 energetic oldtimey string band Spuyten Duyvil 8 PM at the big room at the Rockwood, $10 cover “includes $5 band merch credit”

10/8-13, 8/10 PM bassist William Parker books and plays two sets nightly at the Stone with a series of ensembles. Choice pick: 10/10 at 10 with his Raining on the Moon ensemble with Leena Conquest (voice) Rob Brown (alto sax) Lewis Barnes (trumpet) Eri Yamamoto (piano) Hamid Drake (drums), $15

10/8, 8 PM deliriously fun piano-based Afro-Cuban jazz with the Pedro Martinez Group playing the album release show for their new one at City Winery, $18

10/8-11, 8:30/11 PM this era’s premier hot/cool jazzkitten/composer Karrin Allyson at Birdland, $30 tix avail

10/8, 9 PM creepily rustic, intense, violin-fueled Italian folk ensemble Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at Highline Ballroom, $15

10/8, 9 PM eclectic oldtime acoustic blues powerhouse Blind Boy Paxton at the small room at the Rockwood

10/8, 10 PM intriguing jazz quartet Old Time Musketry, who blend oldtimey swing, modern bucolic styles and darker, more challenging improvisational sounds at Branded Saloon in Ft. Greene

10/9, 7 PM the Wailin’ Jennys’ banjoist Ruth Moody with her killer band: Adrian Dolan on fiddle, mandolin, viola, mandola, accordion; Adam Dobres, electric and acoustic guitars, ukulele Sam Howard, upright bass, at Subculture, $17 tix avail.

10/9, 8 PM Either/Or (NYC) and Ensemble Son (Stockholm) “A Double Quartet collaboration” at Roulette

10/9, 8:30 PM smart, eclectic, guitarishly excellent janglepop songwriter Charlene Kaye at the Mercury.

10/9, 9 PM deliciously twangy, jangly twin-guitar paisley underground/psychedelic Americana rockers Mud Blood & Beer at the Way Station followed at 10 by acoustic blues guitarist Jon LaDeau

10/9, 9 PM gothic folk/noir janglerocker Mac McCarty with his excellent band (including Walter Ego on bass) at Sidewalk.

10/9, 9:30ish tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co at Rodeo Bar

10/10, 1 PM Decoda – Owen Dalby, violin; Anna Elashvili, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Claire Bryant, cello play Britten: Quartet No.1 in D Major for Strings, Op. 25 ; Brahms: Quartet No.1 in C minor for Strings, Op. 51 at Trinity Church, free.

10/10, 7 PM a performance of the Last Poets’ Sekou Sundiata’s final theatrical work, The 51st (Dream) State, exploring the effects of a post-9/11 terror state on the African-American community and looking to a (possibly?) better future, at the Greene Space, $20. It will be webcast live as well.

10/10, 7:15 PM, Ernst Lubitsch’s silent film The Loves of Pharaoh with music by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. performed by Numinous at PS 321, 180 7th Ave, Park Slope, $15.

10/10, 7:30 PM NYC’s original Balkan brass blasters Zlatne Uste at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

10/10, 7:30 PM Austrian jazz with Brein’s Cafe: Georg Breinschmid, bass; Vladimir Karparov, saxophone; Antoni Donchev, piano at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/10, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: chanteuse Tierney Sutton plays the album release shows for her new Joni Mitchell tribute with Mitch Forman – Hammond B3, piano; Kevin Ax – bass; Peter Erskine – drums, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday.

10/10, 8 PM noir guitar legend Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers at Barbes; 10/11 they’re playing at 11 at Rodeo Bar. The torchy, oldtimey Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies play at 10 after Jim on 10/10.

10/10, 8 PM the US live premiere of Unfolding Secrets: A Symphony of the Heart by dark art-rock chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann with Italian composer Marco Missinato at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St .

10/10, 9 PM eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen – who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads – at Pete’s.

10/10 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

10/10, 9 PM electric roots rock triplebill: the Roscoe Trio with the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Jimbo Mathus, fiery female-fronted Americana punks Spanking Charlene and the legendary Del-Lords at Sullivan Hall, $20 .

10/10-11, 9/10:30 PM bassist Pedro Giraudo leads his big band at the Jazz Gallery, $20

10/10, 9 PM bassist Mimi Jones brings her trio to the bar at Symphony Space, cor. 95th/Broadway, free.

10/11, 5:30 PM soulful country chanteuse Karen Hudson , Melody Berger, and amusing female-fronted honkytonk crew Trailer Radio at the American Folk Art Museum

10/11, 7 PM legendary psychedelic Turkish rockers Yeni Turku at Drom.

10/11, 7 PM cellist Petr Nouzovsky and pianist Patricia Goodson play 20th century Czech composers from neo-Romantic to the avant-garde by Josef Adamik, Leos Janacek,  Josef Bohuslav Foerster, Roman Haas, Bohuslav Martinu, Geraldine Mucha, Viktor Kalabis and Leonard Bernstein. at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St., free.

10/11, 7 PM pianist Jessica Osborne plays music of Bach, Faure, Mozart and Rachmaninoff at Third St. Music School Settlement

10/11, 8 PM socially conscious new music group Ensemble Pi commemorates the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War with music by John Harbison, South African composer Philip Miller, Kristin Norderval, and Krzysztof Penderecki. With guest speaker David Riker, co-writer, with Jeremy Scahill from the film Dirty War at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St .

10/11, 8 PM Ensemble Mise-En (Korean for “beautiful portrait) plays chamber works by a global cast of female composers including Our IAWM concert will consist of Ming-Hsiu Yen  (Taiwan), Lina Järnegard (Sweden) and Jane O’Leary (Ireland), Yuko Ohara (Japan/England) and Santa Buss (Latvia) at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St., free, reception to follow

10/11, 8 PM Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook shred their axes together at Roulette, $20.

10/11, 8 PM low-register reedman Josh Sinton’s twisted Anomonous trio at the Firehouse Space

10/11, 10 PM the charismatic, punk/blues/ghoulabilly Reid Paley Trio at Hank’s

10/11, 11 PM noir Americana chanteuse Nicole Atkins at Bowery Electric, $16 adv tix rec

10/11-12 Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center.

10/11, midnight the Ghouligans – “the Monkees meets the Munsters” – at Littlefield, $10

10/12, 7:30/8:30 ambient compositions by composer/8-string guitarist Markus Reuter at Spectrum, $10 for one set; $15 for both

10/12, 8 PM reliably intense multi-reedwoman Anat Cohen leads a quartet at the Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail.

10/12, 8 PM an electronic arrangement of Moussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition played by duo Electric Diamond at the Firehouse Space, $10.

10/12, 8:30 PM drummer Carlo Costa leads a quartet with Jonathan Moritz on saxes, Steve Swell on trombone and Sean Ali on bass at I-Beam, $10

10/12, 9 PM ferocious original Balkan monsters Raya Brass Band playing songs from their outrageously good new album at the Ukrainian National Home, 140 2nd Ave., $15.

10/12, 9ish timeless, politically-fueled, catchy-as-hell Celtic punk/anthemic rock legends Black 47 at Connolly’s

10/12, 9/10:30 PM trombonist Joe Fiedler celebrates the release of his new CD Sackbut Stomp with his Big Sackbut quartet at the Jazz Gallery, $20

10/12, 9ish southern soul cult legend Barbara Lynn at Littlefield, $15 adv tix rec.

10/12, 9 PM Mexican jazz chanteuse Magos Herrera at BAM Cafe, free.

10/12, 10 PM a rare Saturday night show by psychedelic Peruvian-style chicha surf rockers Chicha Libre on their home turf at Barbes.

10/13, 3 PM Dutch pianist Reinier van Houdt plays music of Luc Ferrari, Michael Pisaro, Alvin Curran and others for piano, ebows and all kinds of gadgets at Spectrum, $15

10/13, 3 PM Il Giardino D’amore – a Baroque orchestra with musicians from Poland, Italy, and Spain – perform sacred and secular love songs at  Church of the Epiphany, 22nd St at 2nd Ave), free.

10/13, 4 PM Duo Equilibrium play classical guitar arrangements of music by Scarlatti, Keith Jarrett and Karol Szymanowski, among others at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted

10/13, 6 PM composer/performer Mike McGinnis creates his own tone poem depicting a sonic landscape bridging a Swedish archipelago and the woods of his native Maine plus a dance piece at Roulette.

10/13, 7 PM violin-driven, politically aware acoustic Canadian/Americana hellraisers New Country Rehab at the big room at the Rockwood, free

10/13, 7:30 PM bAgg*fish: Michael Fischer, tenor saxophone, feedback saxophone, violin; Marcos Baggiani, drums, little instruments at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/13, 8 PM a little bit of the Stone in Williamsburg; Anthony Coleman playing solo piano followed by the trio of Andrea Parkins /Chris Cochrane / Brian Chase at the Firehouse Space, $10.

10/13, 9 PM second-wave Afrobeat icons Antibalas – still one of NYC’s funnest live acts – at Highline Ballroom, $25 adv tix rec.

10/14, 7/9 PM purist postbop jazz with the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet (Carl Bartlett, Jr. – alto sax, Marcus Persiani – piano, Dylan Shamat – bass, Jaime Affoumado – drums) at For My Sweet Jazz Club,1103 Fulton St, Brooklyn, $10.

10/14 9 PM sardonically fearless guitarist/composer Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord celebrate the release of their new live album Liverevil (which was a killer show at Brooklyn Fireproof earlier this year) at Shapeshifter Lab

10/14, 9:15 PM the lyrical, eclectic, inventive Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra at Tea Lounge in Park Slope.

10/14, 10 PM smart, pensive, third-stream jazz trombonist Natalie Cressman leads her band at the big room at the Rockwood, free.

10/15, 2:30 PM (half past two in the afternoon for all you late lunchers) Israeli-Colombian ska-punk/Romany rock band the Butcher Knives play the big room at the Rockwood

10/15, 7 PM PM lush, hypnotic indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth sing works by their own Caroline Shaw at the World Financial Center, free.

10/15, 7 PM lyrical Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party

10/15, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard – Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra (with Becca Stevens in the role of Bjork),$20.

10/15, 7:30 PM the Aleph Guitar Quartet play works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Bernd Richard Deutsch, Peter Jakober, Arturo Fuentes, and Manuel Hidalgo at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req .

10/15-20, 8/10 PM cellist Erik Friedlander books and plays two sets nightly at the Stone with a series of ensembles, $15. Choice pick: 10/16 at 10 works for multiple cellos with many special guests!.

10/15, 8 PM the Israeli Chamber Project play music of Ibert, Seter, Ravel, Hersant and Bartok at Merkin Concert Hall, $20.

10/15, 8:30 PM Rickie Lee Jones at the Bell House – great place to see her – $35 advance tix very very highly rec.

10/15-19, 8:30/11 PM dark lyrical jazz pianist Benny Green leads his trio at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/15, 8:30 PM inventive postbop saxophonist Tom Tallitsch with Art Hirahara on keys and Mark Ferber on drums at the Bar Next Door

10/15, 9ish an eclectic global dance/drum/brass show at Littlefield with BatalaNYC, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Perhaps Contraption and klezmer/jazz trumpet legend Frank London’s klezmer-bhangra band, $tba.

10/15, 9 PM smartly lyrical Canadian folk-pop tunesmith Heather Eatman at Union Hall, $12

10/15, 11 PM dark anthemic psychedelic rockers Musiciens sans Frontieres at the Bitter End

10/15 dark 4AD-style dreampop rockers Dead Leaf Echo at the Silent Barn in Bushwick; 10/19 they’re at Spike Hill and 10/21 at Paperbox.

10/16 brass bands throughout the East Village before the Jersey fratboys and sorority girls descend on it

10/16, 6 PM Odd Harmonics feat. twelve custom-built theremins opens to the public at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery feat. artists Francois Chambard and Cassandra C. Jones

10/16, 7 PM Cygnus Ensemble with guest artists Elizabeth Farnum, Bodies Electric and Sheer Pluck play works by World premieres by Giacomo Manzoni, Daniele Venturi, Peyman Farzinpour, Martin Boykan and John McLachlan and others at the Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave just south of W. 118th St, free

10/16, 7 PM the ACME String Quartet (Caroline Shaw, violin; Caleb Burhans, violin; Isabel Hagen, viola; and Clarice Jensen) play works by Shaw at the World Financial Center, free ACME will give a repeat performance of selections from Caroline Shaw’s Ritornello on 11/2 at 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Rogers Auditorium, paired with Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.

10/16 three-sister Americana/chamber pop band Shel at the Morrison Hotel Loft; 10/18 they’re at the Rockwood

10/16 Kent Tritle plays a solo organ recital at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, music by Mendelssohn, Bach, Liszt, and Widor.

10/16, 8 PM SisterMonk play their high-energy worldbeat/punk/funk at Shrine

10/16, 8 PM the American Modern Ensemble play Pierre Jalbert’s Visual Abstract, Jason Haney’s moody Epigrams (NYC premiere), Tight Sweater by self-proclaimed neo-Baroque composer Marc Mellits, and The Thin Ice of Your Fragile Mind by AME’s house composer Robert Paterson. at Roulette.

10/16, 8 PM tuneful pensive guitar/vocal jazz with the Becca Stevens Band at Subculture, $15.

10/16, 10ish at Drom a free brass band triplebill! Os Siderais make their NYC debut followed by the “Afro bunk bhangra brass grooves” of the Underground Horns and then Environmental Encroachment

10/17, 2 PM  (two PM) quirky fun jazzy female-fronted French pop/jazz with Banda Magda followed at 3 by jazz chanteuse Cyrille Aimee and band at the small room at the Rockwood.

10/17, 2 (two) PM an “unofficial CMJ showcase” with Less Magnetic, Anthony Coleman and the Ben Holmes Quartet at Spectrum, $15

10/17, 7 PM the Will Newman Trio– who are sort of the Spinal Tap of schlocky lite FM/elevator music singer-songwriter garbage – at the Way Station

10/17-20, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard  ex-Mingus Group altoist Charles McPherson with Brian Lynch – trumpet; Jeb Patton – piano; Kiyoshi Kitagawa  – bass; Jonathan Blake – drums, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday.

10/17, 7:30 PM the Ruff Pack: Matthias Loscher, guitar; Stephan Kondert, bass; Daru Jones, drums at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/17, 8 PM charmingly sultry French chanson revivalists Les Chauds Lapins at 8 PM followed at 10 by low-register psycho mambo band Gato Loco at Barbes

10/17, 8 PM torchy, smart Americana chanteuse Tift Merritt followed by literate folk band Over the Rhine at Highline Ballroom, $28 adv tix rec.

10/17, 8 PM guitarist Nadav Lev hosts mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham and violin sensation Miranda Cuckson playing music of Steve Mackey, Manuel de Falla, Jorge Liderman and others at Spectrum, $15

10/17, 8 PM Gene Coleman & Ensemble N_JP and the Momenta Quartet improvise and play new works with Asian and American instruments at Roulette

10/17, 8 PM Tempus Continuum Ensemble teams up with Mobius Percussion Quartet for a performance of works by Michael Boyd, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen and more at the Cell Theatre, $8.

10/17, 8:30 PM the Nicole Verderosa Quartet plays music by TBA at I-Beam, $10.

10/17, 11 PM the Lonesome Prairie Dogs (Sit N Spin’s Heidi Lieb’s country band) at Rodeo Bar

10/17, 11 PM an eclectic danceable and trippy triplebill: psychedelic funk with the People’s Champs, desert blues-rock with Sway Machinery and Afrobeat with Emefe at Spike Hill, $6.

10/17, midnight Zongo Junction plays Afrobeat at the bigroom at the Rockwood.

10/18 jangly, catchy, female-fronted post-Pixies Chicago rock trio the Locals at Gussy’s in Astoria at 20-14 29th St; 10/19 they’re at Desmond’s at 11.

10/18, 2 (two) PM another “Unofficial CMJ SHOWCASE” at Spectrum with Disastro Totale (feat. Yuri Lemeshev of Gogol Bordello and Matt Darriau of Paradox Trio), Tom Chess and Brandon Terzic Xalam, $15

10/18, 7 PM violinist Sarah Pratt leads a chamber group playing music of Mozart and Debussy at Third St. Music School Settlement.

10/18, 8 PM Boston’s prosaically named but fiery, eclectic country/oldtime/rock band Session Americana followed at 10 by the increasingly eclectic acoustic Cumbiagra at Barbes.

10/18, 8 PM percussion sorceress Alessandra Belloni’s wild Italian folk Taranta project at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, $25

10/18, 8 PM percussionist Alessandra Belloni leads her delirious high-voltage Italian Taranta project at the chapel at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, $25.

10/18, 9 PM diverse, soulful pan-latin jazz chanteuse Claudia Acuna at BAM Cafe, free.

10/18, 10ish quirky, moody, atmospheric female-fronted art-rockers Kan Wakan at Bowery Ballroom

10/18, 9 PM Tim Easton doing his pub rock/rockabilly mashup at the big room at the Rockwood, $TBA.

10/18-20, 9 PM Hank Williams-influenced Canadian oldschool country/blues chanteuse Lindi Ortega at Subculture, $12.

10/18, 10 PM six-band brass summit: Os Siderais, Environmental Encroachment, Perhaps Contraption, Pitchblak Brass Band, Veveritse Brass Band, Haitian rara band Djarara at Gowanus Ballroom, 55 9th St, Brooklyn, $10

10/18, 10 PM wild funny Japanese/Romany punks Kagero at the Way Station.

10/18-19, 10:30 PM debonair purist tenor saxophonist Harry Allen leads a quartet with Rossano Sportiello – piano , Joel Forbes – bass , Kevin Kanner – drums at Smalls.

10/18, 11 PM Canadian gothic siren Lorraine Leckie and her explosive band at Sidewalk.

10/18, midnight hypnotic femalt-fronted trip-hop/dreampop duo Sister Crayon at the Cameo Gallery.

10/19, 3 (three) PM ferocious female-fronted bassless noiserock band Bugs in the Dark at Matchless. That’s 8 bucks. The Brooklyn What – NYC’s most intense, funny, socially aware punk/art-rock band is here at 9 for free the same night!!

10/19, 6 PM Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco and the band New Weather play theremin music at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery.

10/19, 7 PM Gutbucket guitarist Ty Citerman’s auspicious new band Bop Kabbalah with Adam D Gold (drums), Ben Holmes (trumpet), Ken Thomson (bass clarinet) at Spectrum, $15

10/19, 7:15 PM minor-key Balkan/world music jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues.

10/19, 7:30 PM works for flute, viola, and harp by Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Caleb Burhans and Conrad Winslow performed by Bushwick Chamber Concerts artists directors Rick Quantz and Roberta Michel along with harpist Brandee Younger at St. Martin of Tours Church, 1288 Hancock St, Bushwick, L to Halsey St., free

10/19, 8 PM le Poeme Harmonique sing Monteverdi and other pre-baroque composers at the Miller Theatre, $30 tix avail.

10/19, 8 PM, repeating 10/20 at 3 PM the massive, lush Park Avenue Chamber Symphony with David Bernard on the podium play Dvorak – Carnival Overture; Brahms – Violin Concerto (Jourdan Urbach, Violin); Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2 (Daniela Liebman, Piano);Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture at All Saints Church, 230 E 60th St (between 2nd and 3rd Aves). The program repeats at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall on 10/27 at 2 PM

10/19 at midnight and then on10/20 at 7:30 brilliant desert blues band (and Tinariwen spinoff) Terakaft at Joe’s Pub .

10/19, 8 PM a Carpathian dance party with Andriy Milavsky and Cheres in the back room at the Ukrainian Restaurant, 140 2nd Ave (8/9), $15/$10 for kids.

10/19, 9 PM powerpop hookmeister Josh Berwanger (ex-The Anniversary), who sounds just like the Raspberries, at the Mercury

10/19, 9 PM haunting soundscape composer William Basinsky solo at Issue Project Room in downtown Brooklyn.

10/19, 10 PM psychedelic latin soul bandleader Damian Quinones – who put out one of 2012’s best albums – at the Way Station

10/19, 10 PM hypnotic, psychedelic dulcimer/bass/drums instrumentalists House of Waters at the big room at the Rockwood.

10/20, 5 PM Peter Seidenberg, cello, and Hui-Mei Lin, piano play Schnittke’s Sonata No. 1, Britten’s Solo Suite No. 1 and Stravinisky’s Suite Italienne and a David Macdonald piece written for the performers at the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 128 Pinehurst Ave at 183rd St., $12 sugg don, reception to follow

10/20, 5 PM organist Victoria Sirota plays works by Bach and by her husband Robert Sirota at the Church of St. John the Divine.

10/20, 7 PM neoLIT ensemble: Hannah Min, violin; Aminda Asher, cello; Katya Mihailova, piano play piano trios by Jennifer Higdon, Arvo Part, Lera Auerbach and others at Spectrum, $15

10/20, 7 PM legendary jazz drummer Chico Hamilton leads his combo at Drom, $12.

10/20, 8 PM intense, torchy but rocking noir art-rock songwriter Daphne Lee Martin – whose latest album Moxie is one of the past year’s best – at the Way Station.

10/20, 11 PM accordionist Alec K Redfearn & the Eyesores – whose lush, Lynchian album Sister Death might have been the best of 2012 – at Bowery Electric, $8

10/21, 8 PM staring down the end through composers’ eyes: the London Symphony Orchestra with Emmanuel Ax at the piano play Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K.595; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141 at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 seats avail.

10/21, 9:30 PM exhilarating, clever, eclectic Russian/gypsy/cinematic string band Ljova & the Kontraband – who’ve got a long-anticipted new album due out – sit in for Chicha Libre at Barbes

10/21, 9:30 PM dark glam band Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds (ex-Cramps and Gun Club) at the Mercury, $12 gen adm.

10/22, 7 PM cellist Inbal Segev plays music of Mozart and Piazzolla with pianist Mirian Conti, violinist Benjamin Breen, and violist Dov Scheindlin at the Yamaha Piano Salon, $30/$20 stud.

10/22 7:30 PM  Cornelius Dufallo, violin and Patrick Derivaz: bass violin play the album release show for their new ambient release at Spectrum, $15

10/22-27, 8/10 PM irrepressible Sexmob trumpeter Steven Bernstein books and plays two sets nightly at the Stone with a series of ensembles, $15. This is a wild week. Choice pick; 10/23, 10 PM Sexmob playing Nino Rota arrangements from the band’s amazing Rota cover album released earlier this year. Then on 10/26 at 8, Sexmob plays Ellington.

10/22, 8 PM Mario Diaz de Leon + Talea Ensemble + TILT Brass at Roulette.

10/22, 9 PM moody latin rock/soul groovemeister Sandra Lilia Velasquez of Pistolera aka SLV at the Rockwood

10/22, 10 PM fiery tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino’s No Net Nonet at Smalls.

10/23, 7:30 PM Germany’s Klenke Quartet make their US debut at Symphony Space along with a parade of special guests celebrating defiantly individualistic composer Ursula Mamlok’s 90th birthday, plus a live interview with Mamlok onstage, $25

10/23, 8 PM Mind Games: improvisational quartet Denman Maroney, bassist James Ilgenfritz, saxophonist Angelika Niescier, and percussionist Andrew Drury at Roulette.

10/23, 9 PM pianist Emilio Solla’s Tango Mediterraneo with Stratos Achlatis -accordion; Gokce Erem-violin; George Kostopoulos-bass at Something Jazz Bar, $10

10/23-26, 9 PM bassist Matt Pavolka leads his horn band: Kirk Knuffke – cornet; Loren Stillman – alto sax; Jacob Garchik – trombone; Mark Ferber – drums at Seeds, 617 Vanderbilt Ave (Bergen & St Marks), Bed-Stuy , $10 sugg don.

10/23, 10 PM star accordionist Uri Sharlin‘s kinetic DogCat Brazilian/nuevo tango project at Barbes.

10/23, 11ish oldschool country harmony crew Reckon So at Rodeo Bar

10/24, 7:30 PM sacred steel with the Campbell Brothers at the Lincoln Center Atrium

10/24, 8 PM exciting shamisen/reeds/pipa trio Yumiko Tanaka / Ned Rothenberg / Min Xiao-fen at Roulette.

10/24 8 PM oldtimey “steamboat soul” band Roosevelt Dime with David Farrell on piano at the Rockwood

10/24, 8:30 PM eclectic powerhouse jazz violinist Ali Bello leads a sextet with the great Juancho Herrera on guitar at Zinc Bar, $15.

10/24, 9 PM a killer Balkan triplebill at the Jalopy: Balkan clawhammer Tev Stevig’s quietly intense acoustic Jeni Jol project at 9, brilliant, sometimes hilarious Tipsy Oxcart, who play acoustic versions of current day Eastern European pop hits at 10, Klezwoods – who use klezmer as a stepping-off point for ska and Balkan music and all kinds of psychedelic, danceable craziness – at 11, $10

10/24, 9 PM first-class retro 60s honkytonk band the Dixons at Hill Country, free.

10/24, 9ish punk Balkan jazz with Bad Credit No Credit at Trash

10/24, 9 PM La Mecanica Popular play psychedelic salsa at Shrine.

10/24 11 PM sultry female-fronted Carte Blanche Jazz Band play torchy, lurid stuff from around the globe in the 30s and 40s at the Manderley Bar atop the hotel at 532 W 27th St.

10/25, 7 PM popular oldschool country/bluegrass/oldtime swing trio Red Molly unplugged at the Rubin Museum of Art, $22.50 adv tix highly rec.

10/25, 7:30 PM the darker side of third-wave ska: the Ladrones,  Inspecter 7 and Mephiskapheles at the Knitting Factory, expensive, $18 adv tix avail.

10/25, 7:30 PM indie powerpop legends and Graham Parker collaborators the Figgs at the Mercury, $12.

10/25-26, 8 PM the mighty Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra celebrates the music of Dominican composer Mario Rivera at Symphony Space, $20

10/25, 8 PM pianist Haskell Small plays Mompou’s Musica Callada at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St, $15/$10 stud/srs.

10/25, 8 PM pianist Katya Grineva plays a Romantic program of works by Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Ravel, Satie, Bloch, De Falla, Gurdjieff-De Hartmann and Rimsky-Korsakov  in memory of her mom at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail.

10/25, 8:30 PM, repeating on 10/26 at 7:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony celebrates the centenary of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with a performance plus additional material TBA at St. Peter’s Church, 315 W 22nd St., $20 sugg don.

10/25, 8:30 PM theatrical oldtime jug band music with the Salt Cracker Crazies at the Way Station in Ft. Greene.

10/25, 9ish hilarious, politically spot-on faux French garage rockers les Sans Culottes at Freddy’s.

10/25, 9 PM absurdly funny Merle Haggard cover band Bryan & the Haggards – who put out two instrumental albums of Hag tunes, one a hilarious free-jazz interpretation and the other surprisingly straight-up – at Red Hook Bait & Tackle.

10/25, 9:30 PM eclectic third-stream jazz chanteuse Rachel Eckroth at Drom, $15.

10/25 ,10 PM oldschool soul/funk band Empire Beats fronted by sultry chanteuse Camille Atkinson at Hill Country, free.

10/25, 11 PM oldschool 60s C&W and brooding southwestern gothic with the Jack Grace Band feat. the Broken Mariachi Horns at Rodeo Bar.

10/26 6 PM intense jazz guitarist Julian Lage – who’s got a killer new duo album with Fred Hersch just out, among other things – followed eventually at 9 by Catfox with their “sorcering hi-literature nu-carny songs” at Pete’s.

10/26, 7 PM dark literate San Francisco pianist/chanteuse Dawn Oberg at Something Jazz Bar.

10/26, 7 PM the torchy oldtime Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess at Terra Blues.

10/26, 7:30 PM Syrian pianist Malek Jandali plays from his album Free Syrian Children at Merkin Concert Hall, $25 adv tix avail.

10/26, 7:30 PM the prosaically-named but exciting orchestral ensemble Music From China performs world premieres of new work by Huang Ruo and Li Xinyan and other composers at Symphony Space, $20

10/26, 8 PM Dena El Saffar’s paradigm-shifting violin-driven pan-Middle Eastern band Salaam at Alwan for the Arts, $25

10/26, 8 PM the Brooklyn What sing the surreal, smart, edgily funny art-rock songs of their late great lead guitarist Billy Cohen at Rock Shop, $10.

10/26, 8 PM a dark garagey surf Halloween show with the Fleshtones, Southern Culture on the Skids and Los Straitjackets at Brooklyn Bowl, $15

10/26, 8 PM violinist Monica Huggett & New York Baroque Incorporated play concertos and orchestral works of J.S. Bach at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st, $35.

10/26, 8:30 PM Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra play the album release show for their killer, noir-tinged new Raymond Scott tribute album at Subculture $15

10/26, 9PM early postpunk legends Certain General,with drummer Dee Pop’s Private World at the Ding Dong Lounge, 106th/Columbus Ave.

10/26, 11 PM ornate 80s-influenced anthemic chamber-pop band Overlord at Union Hall

10/27 art-rocker Pierre de Gaillande does the album release show for his latest collection of English-language translations of Georges Brassens classics at Joe’s Pub

10/27, 10:30 AM (morning show – yikes!) the Dublin Guitar Quartet make their New York debut at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. with works by Glass and Ligeti, $22, coffee/refreshments provided.

10/27, 3 PM a collaboration between Oracle Hysterical and the illustrious Washington Square Woodwind Quintet features new arrangements from OH’s extensive collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales songs at Spectrum, $15

10/27, 4 PM Pomerium, New York’s illustrious a cappella chamber choir, movements from Tallis’s lush, joyous Missa Puer Natus Est plus motets by Sheppard, Tye, White, Byrd and Parsons at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

10/27, 4 PM Leon Botstein conducts the American Symphony Orchestra playing Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony at Symphony Space, $35

10/27, 5 PM Flexible Orchestra’s “Clarinet Madness” at Roulette.

10/27, 7 PM Dolunay – Jenny Luna – voice, percussion; Eylem Basaldi – violin; Adam Good – oud – play Turkish and Balkan music at Barbes.

10/27, 7 PM Armenian jazz musicians Arto Tunçboyaciyan ,Noah Garabedian, Michael Sarian and Tatev & Lucy Yeghiazaryan play a Paul Motian tribute at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

10/27, 7 PM Kristin Slipp (vocals), Joanna Mattrey (viola), and Lucia Stavros (harp) play indie classical and satirical versions of pop songs at Spectrum, $15.

10/27, 7:30 PM at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall pianist Cahill Smith performs a variety of composer Nikolai Medtner’s rarely programmed works, including solo piano music, songs for voice and piano, and chamber music. “This will be the first concert presenting a survey of Medtner’s compositions at Carnegie Hall since the composer’s 1930 concert there”.

10/28,  7 PM dark, eclectic female-fronted acoustic Americana/art-rock band the Sometime Boys at the small room at the Rockwood

10/28, 8 PM Paul Corley’s Disquiet project, Icelandic composer/performers Valgeir Sigurðsson and Daníel Bjarnason and indie classical star violist Nadia Sirota at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

10/28, 10ish delightfully retro 60s psychedelic/chamber pop songwriter Jacco Gardner at Death by Audio, $8

10/29, 6 PM the Horszowski Trio play Joan Tower, John Harbison at the Miller Theatre, free, free drinks at 5:30.

10/29, 7 PM pyrotechnic Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20

10/29-30, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard – alto sax powerhouse Rudresh Mahanthappa’s cutting-edge, Indian-inspired Gamak, $20.

10/29-30, 7:30 PM loopmusic cellist/songwriter Zoe Keating at Subculture, $25.

10/29-30, 8 PM grasscore titans Yonder Mountain String Band at Brooklyn Bowl, $25 adv tix rec.

10/29-11/2, 8:30/11 PM Ron Carter leads his nonet at Birdland, $30 seats avail.

10/29, 10 PM powerhouse lyricist, subtle acoustic rock singer Linda Draper at Pete’s.

10/30, 7 PM cutting-edge jazz oudist/guitarist Jussi Reijonen with guest percussionist Keita Ogawa, plus album-mates pianist Utar Artun, bassist Bruno Råberg, and percussionist Tareq Rantisi at Shapeshifter Lab, $10.

10/30, 7 PM a house concert in Red Hook with sizzling Scandinavian/Americana stringband Northern Roots, $15 goes straight to performers,  email for info/address

10/30, 8/10 PM Eugene Chadbourne joins with most of Bryan & the Haggards for a sick night of Merle Haggard covers at the Stone, $15.

10/30, 8:30 PM an edgy bunch of Bushwick Book Club songwriters – the Snow’s Hilary Downes and Pierre De Gaillande, the Debutante Hour’s Susan Hwang and Mia Pixley, avant guy Jonathan Vincent, noir chanteuses Sweet Soubrette and Jessie Kilguss and others deliver new songs based on My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles, at Sidewalk. “Come hear what happens when brave songwriting minds collide with stories and conversations from this seminal filmmaker, artist and personality. We’re so excited, the only thing that may calm us down is Orson’s favorite meal: 2 steaks cooked rare, 2 baked potatoes, a whole pineapple and a pint of scotch. Of course, we may not be able to get up after this meal, but we’ll play lying down if we have to.”

10/30, 8:30 PM guitarist Assaf Kehati leads his trio  at the Bar Next Door.

10/30, 9 PM deliciously abrasive noiserockers the Sediment Club at Death by Audio

10/31, 1 PM Decoda – James Austin Smith, oboe; Anna Elashvili, violin; Angelia Cho, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello play works by Britten, Kurtag, Mozart and Finzi at Trinity Church, free.

10/31, 7 PM the queen of Coney Island phantasmagoria, Carol Lipnik & Spookarama followed by creepy instrumentalists Villa Delirium at Barbes

10/31, 7 PM NYC’s original circus rock/noir cabaret band, World Inferno at Warsaw, $22.

10/31, 7:30 PM rock en Espanol group – and Elvis Costello collaborators – La Santa Cecilia at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

10/31, 8 PM first-wave LA punks the Dickies – who were surrealistically hilarious back in the day and softened a lot back in the 90s – at the Knitting Factory, $15.

10/31, 9/10:30 PM the Glenn Zaleski Halloween Trio plays piano jazz (the creepy kind?) at the Jazz Gallery, $15 for first set, $10 for the second.

10/31, 11 PM hot new Peruvian surf/psychedelic instrumental band Moneco, fronted by Eva Ayllon guitarist Eric Kurimski at Rodeo Bar.

10/31, 11ish scorching, Radio Birdman-style garage punk with the Mess Around at Hank’s.

11/1, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber group Glass Farm Ensemble plays Drew Krause’s Coil for flute, cello, and piano; Michael Jarrel’s Assonance III for bass clarinet, cello, and piano and trios for flute, bass clarinet, and piano by Jonathan Harvey, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and Yvonne Troxler at Symphony Space, $20.

11/1, starting at noon (ouch)  a bluegrass Day of the Dead at the Bell House with the Hackensaw Boys, Morgan O’kane, sly oldtimey swing crew Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band , country fiddler Melody Allegra , Barefoot and Bankside, and Diamond Eye Jack Super Jam, $14 adv tix rec.

11/1, 11 PM dark intense lyrical southwestern gothic/paisley underground rockers Shanghai Love Motel at the Parkside, $5

11/2, 5 PM pensive, unpretentious, darkly lyrical Steve Earle-ish Americana songwriter Davey O at the small room at the Rockwood

11/2, 6 PM thereminist Carolina Eyck and pianist Christopher Tarnow and Graph Rabbit  perform new pieces for piano and theremin at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery.

11/2, 7 PM throat-singing group Alash and minor-key Balkan/world music jamband Hazmat Modine at le Poisson Rouge, $16 adv tix rec

11/2, 8 PM eclectic jazz vibraphonist Warren Wolf leads his quartet at the Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail.

11/2, 8 PM Shafi Mondol play Indian baul minstrel music – the original freak-folk – at Symphony Space, $30.

11/2, 9 PM an especially good one of Unsteady Freddy’s surf rock bills at Otto’s with the noir Dark City at 9, the surreallistically percussive Bongo Surf at 10 and haunting Greek rembetiko rockers the Byzan-Tones at 11.

11/2, 9/10:30 PM visionary trumpeter Amir ElSaffar leads his quintet with Ole Mathisen – saxophone; John Escreet – Piano; Francois Moutin – bass; Dan Weiss – drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

11/2, 10 PM Dahlia Dumont & DecaDence play reggae, French chanson and chamber pop at the Way Station

11/2, 10:30 PM noiserock/noir rock legend Steve Wynn and his killer jamband the Miracle 3 at Bowery Electric $12.

11/2, midnight dark retro Link Wray-influenced surf/soul rockers Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at the Mercury, $12 adv tix rec.

11/3, 3 PM the NY Virtuoso Singers perform a program of works by composers who influenced, and were influenced by Brahms: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorak, Elgar, Bartok, Schoenberg, Webern, and Brahms himself at Merkin Concert Hall, $25

11/3, 4 PM adventurous chamber ensemble WindSync at the Dreck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, free, no under-6’s admitted

11/4, 7:30 PM the NY Philharmonic’s Contact series moves downtown to Subculture for a premiere of Essa-Pekka Salonen chamber works introduced by the composer.

11/4, 8 PM Steve Martin’s bluegrass backing band the Steep Canyon Rangers at City Winery,  $20

11/4, 8 PM lush, hypnotic indie classical choir Roomful of Teeth with guest Holly Herndon sing the premiere of Caroline Shaw’s Partita and works by Caleb Burhans, Brad Wells, and William Brittelle at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/4, 8 PM legendary 80s chanteuse and Clash collaborator Ellen Foley doing her Americana rock thing at the Cutting Room, $25 adv tix rec

11/5, 7 PM otherworldly grooves from across the Sephardic diaspora with Rabbi Gad Bouskila, Hazzan Yohai Cohen and the NY Andalus Ensemble at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20.

11/5 7:30 PM cello/accordian duo Wolfgang Panhofer and Alfred Melichar at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req .

11/6, 7:30 PM pyrotechnic bandoneonist JP Jofre with the Attacca Quartet playing Piazzolla’s 5 Tango Sensations at Subculture, $12.

11/6, 9 PM hauntingly energetic klezmer/Eastern European folk band Litvakus at the Way Station.

11/6 9 PM original Runaways frontwoman Cherie Currie at the Gramercy Theatre, $33.50 adv tix rec. For that price, Marie should be there too.

11/7, 1 PM Decoda – Anna Elashvili, violin; Nathan Schram, viola; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello; Angelina Gadeliya, piano play Britten: Lachrymae; Holiday Diary; Suite for Violin and Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano at Trinity Church, free.

11/7, 7 PM lutenist Hopkinson Smith plays works by John Dowland and his baroque contemporaries at the Fabbri Library, 7 E 95th St, $25 tix avail

11/7, 7:30 PM violinist Ryu Goto joins the UNSRC Symphony Orchestra playing Paganini’s first violin concerto at Symphony Space, $30.

11/7, 7:30 PM indie classical chamber stars Ymusic play with a surprise guest, program TBA at the Lincoln Center Atrium, early arrival advised

11/7, 9/10:30 PM cutting edge new big band jazz with the wildly popular Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at at the Jazz Gallery, $20

11/7, 9:30 PM haunting Americana/Tex-Mex chanteuse/bandleader Patricia Vonne at Hill Country, free. Wow!

11/8, 7 PM irrepressible pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove plays Reflets dans l’Eau (from Images Book 1) by Claude Debussy, Cakewalking (Sorry Claude) by Daniel Felsenfeld, Long Distance Call by Randall Woolf, Disney Remixes by Matt Marks, Piano Miniatures by Mohammed Fairouz, and Feux d’Artifice (from Préludes, Book II) by Claude Debussy. at P.S. 142 on the Lower East Side (100 Attorney Street), $15, all proceeds to benefit the school

11/8, 8 PM bhangra funk orchestra Red Baraat at Brooklyn Bowl, $15.

11/8, 8 PM viol quartet Parthenia play Jonathan Pieslak’s Bhakti (1), Unburdening, Gilbert Galindo’s Tierra Magnifica, B. Allen Schulz’s Aspects of a Singularity, David Fetherolf’s Atrytone, for treble and bass viol duo and Frances White’s From a Fairy Tale, at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th St, $20; the program repeats 11/9 at 8  PM at at Waltz-Astoria, 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria

11/8, 8 PM the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Tschaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at Symphony Space, $25.

11/8, 9:30 PM eclectic, compelling chanteuse Sabrina Lastman leads her south-of-the-equator jazz quintet with Emilio Solla on piano, Meg Okura on violin, Edward Perez on bass and David Silliman on percussion at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St, $20 + 2 drink min

11/8, 11ish southwestern gothic/dark garage rockers Spindrift at Glasslands, $12.

11/9, 7:30 PM the Korean Traditional Music Association celebrates ancient and classic sounds at Symphony Space, $30.

11/10, 10:30 AM (yawn) up-and-coming chamber music competition champs Caroline Goulding, violin and Michael Brown, piano play Bach: Sonata No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016 and Bartók: Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano, BB 84 at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, 165 W 65th St. $22 tix avail, coffee reception to follow

11/10, 2 PM the Lysander Piano Trio plays Haydn: Piano Trio in E Major, Hob. XV:28; Shulamit Ran: Soliloquy; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67; Smetana: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15 at the Tishman Auditorium at the New School, 66 W 12th St., $17.50

11/10, 4 PM celebrated British viol-and-harp consort Fretwork play John Dowland”s Lachrimae and a selection of pavans at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

11/10, 5 PM the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Choir play Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 plus choral works by Part and Mozart at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 tix avail.

11/10, 8 PM string quartet Brooklyn Rider with banjo shredder Bela Fleck at le Poisson Rouge, $20 adv tix rec.

11/10, 8 PM indie art-rock band Loadbang premieres new works by Scott Worthington, Gary Philo, Nate Wooley & Eve Beglarian’s Island of the Sirens at Roulette, $20

11/11, 8 PM North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz premiere the Concierto Cubanero by Cuban guitarist Jose Lezcano with the composer featured as soloist at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St (bet Bway and Columbus), free.

11/11, 9 PM the Brooklyn What – the borough’s most exciting, ferociously tuneful, amusingly insightful anti-gentrification rockers at the Mercury, $10

11/12, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Reisinger, drums and electronics; Dave Liebman, saxophones at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req.

11/13, 9 PM eclectic, funky, edgy lyrical rocker Avi Fox-Rosen – who keeps putting out amazing albums EVERY MONTH as name-your-price (.i.e. free) downloads – at Spike Hill

11/14, 1 PM Grace Cho and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, piano; NOVUS NY ensemble members Owen Dalby, violin; Alexandra Sopp, flute play Britten: Mazurka Elegiaca, Op. 23, No. 2; Gemini Variations; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos at Trinity Church, free.

11/14, 10 PM transgressive comedic agitator Tammy Faye Starlite & the Hebrew Ladies play Iggy Pop’s Kill City album in its entirety at the Cutting Room, $15 adv tix rec

11/14-16 & 11/19 the NY Philharmonic play Christopher Rouse: Oboe Concerto (with Liang Wang, oboe; NY premiere; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan (with Glenn Dicterow, violin) at Avery Fisher Hall

11/15 retro 80s goth/synthrock/darkwave band Eraas at St. Vitus

11/15 noir Spector-esque chamber pop/psych band Gringo Star at the Cameo Galley.

11/15, 7:30 PM Malian chanteuse Rokia Traore plays Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway/60th, $25

11/15, 7:30 PM the Hagen Quartett play Beethoven and other composers at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/16, 8 PM brilliant Iranian kamancheh improviser/composer Kayhan Kalhor (of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble) and Ali Bahrami Fard perform original compositions from their recent album I Will Not Stand Alone. at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs.

11/16, 8 PM the Orlando Consort sing a program inspired by “Machaut’s extraordinary Le voir dit, the improbable (and possibly autobiographical) love story of an aging poet and his young admirer, widely considered one of the great works of the Middle Ages” at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St., $35 tix avail.

11/16, 9ish perennially vital CBGB-era psychedelic punks Band of Outsiders and dark Swedish garage/psych rockers the Plastic Pals at the Ding Dong Lounge, 106th/Columbus Ave.

11/17, 3 PM maestro Barbara Yahr leads the Greenwich Village Orchestra with guest violinist Itamar Zorman playing Moshe Moshe Zorman — Galilean Suite; Tchaikovsky — Romeo and Juliet, fantasy overture; Brahms — Violin Concerto at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

11/20, 7 PM Hawaiian guitar music with Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20

11/20, 7:30 PM Alan Feinberg, piano; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Ursula Oppens, piano with the Brentano String Quartet play Charles Wuorinen works for solo piano and string quartet at the Morgan Library, $35

11/20, 8 PM Rachel Calloway, soprano; Olivia de Prato, violin; Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman play works by microtonal composer Georg Friedrich Haas at the Miller Theatre, $35/$25 stu.

11/21, 1 PM acclaimed, eclectic cellist Matt Haimovitz plays works by Higdon, Britten and others plus a Berio Sequenza at Trinity Church, free

11/21, 7 PM History of Tango with Quintet of the Americas (wind ensemble), Polly Ferman (piano) and Daniel Binelli (bandoneon) play music by Piazzolla, Mores, others and new works by Daniel Binelli  at Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Ave, Manhattan.

11/22, 7 PM Elevator Repair Service theater ensemble presents readings of Edgar Allan Poe, accompanied by a live sound score at the  Morgan Library, $25.

11/21 7:30 PM violinist/impresario Gil Morgenstern joins with pianist Rieko Aizawa, and actor Rob Breckenridge for a theatrically intense exploration of “beauty born of terror” with music of Pärt, Schulhoff, Chen Yi, Poulenc and Messiaen at the World School (259 10th Ave, $35/$15 stud

11/22, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Muthspiel’s Vienna World -Wolfgang Muthspiel, guitars and voice; Becca Stevens, voice; Billy Childs, piano at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/22, 8 PM Cesar Reyes plays music of Lecuona, Lavista and Diez-Nieto at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village.

11/22-23, 8 PM the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis collaborates with Indian jazz orchestra the Sachal Jazz Ensemble at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center – amazing – a cross-cultural cross-pollination not to be missed.

11/23, 2 PM up-and-coming Brazilian pianist Aleyson Scopel plays works by Mozart, Schubert and the world premiere of J. Almeida Prado’s (1943-2010) Cartas Celestes XV – Celestial Charts XV at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall

11/23, 8/10 PM vibraphonist Chris Dingman’s Subliminal & Sublime project at Subculture, $15.

11/23, 9ish dark atmospheric anthemic chanteuse Basia Bulat at Bowery Ballroom

11/24 pianist Alessio Bax plays Liszt’s “Dante” Sonata at Alice Tully Hall.

11/24, 4 PM a Roswell Rudd tribute with an all-star cast: John Medeski ,Steven Bernstein ,Bob Dorough ,Richard Hammond ,Fay Victor ,Michael Doucet , Rolf Sturm ,Heather Masse ,Ivan Rubenstein-Gillis , and the NYC Labor Chorus with Reggie Bennet at le Poisson Rouge, $25 adv tix rec.

11/25-27 lyrical pianist Fred Hersch & guitarist Julian Lage playing duets from their fantastically low-key duo album at the Blue Note

12/5, 1 PM Decoda – Owen Dalby, violin; Anna Elashvili, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Claire Bryant, cello play Britten: Quartet No. 3 for Strings, Op. 94; Berg: Lyric Suite at Trinity Church, free.

12/7, 7 PM great guitarist Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Quintet at le Poisson Rouge, $35 adv tix req

12/7, 8 PM new music from Iran and Syria with Saeid Shanbezadeh plus eclectic Syrian saxophonist Basel Rajoub, percussionist Naguib Shanbehzadeh, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh; trumpet player Basel Rajoub; and Tunisian violinist Jasser Haj Youssef at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs.

12/7, 11 PM phenomenally fun, intense, noir-tinged oldschool soul siren Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes at the Mercury, $15 adv tix a must, this will sell out

12/8, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra’s annual family-friendly holiday concert: GVO’s Gary Dranch will be on hand to play Rossini’s Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra, and everyone can try an instrument at the post-concert Instrument Petting Zoo, at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

12/8, 8 PM jazz-tinged Persian/Syrian trio Sound: The Encounter with Saeid Shanbehzadeh on neyanban (Iranian bagpipe), neyjoti (flute), boogh horns, dance, and vocals; Basel Rajoub on saxophones, duclar; Naguib Shanbehzadeh on dammam, percussion at Alwan for the Arts, $20

12/10,6 PM Yarn/Wire play works by Eric Wubbels, Alex Mincek, Mei-Fang Lin and others at the Miller Theatre, free, free drinks at 5:30.

12/11, 7 PM  well-known gems of the 17th century Baroque by Bilber, Bertali, and Muffat as well as recently discovered anonymous works that reside at Kromeriz in the Czech Republic, performed by Tatiana Daubek, Leon Schelhase and Beiliang Zhu at the Czech Center 321 E 73rd St, free

12/15, 4 PM well-loved a-cappella quartet Anonymous 4 sing medieval music from England, France and Spain at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

12/28, 9 PM charming female-fronted oldschool soul/swing combo Lake Street Dive at the Bell House $15 adv tix rec

12/30-31 9ish Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail or $60 2-night tix avail.

New York City Live Music Calendar for September and October 2013

Daily updates continuing through the month: you might want to bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

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

John Zorn turns 60 this year. There are dozens of celebrations of the defiantly nonconformist Tzadik maven’s music going on around town: the full calendar is here.

On select Mondays and Thursdays, an intimate, growing piano music scene on the Upper West Side featuring iconoclastically insightful, lyrical pianist Nancy Garniez playing J.S., C.P.E. and W.F. Bach and more recent composers who draw on their work, email for info/location. This fall’s dates begin with 9/9 at 5, 9/12 at 7 PM.

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

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

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

Also Monday 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 inSeptember Mariachi Tapatio de Alvario Paulino provide sonic hot sauce at Rodeo Bar, 9ish

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

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

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

Also Mondays in September 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 September 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 9, low-key bossa chanteuse Rachel Brotman and her band at Pete’s

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 JNote on vocals at the Proper Café, at 21701 Linden Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens, free

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

Wednesdays in September psychedelic funk band Turkuaz play Brooklyn Bowl at 9ish, $10

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 September at 10 PM iconoclastic oldschool Brooklyn vocal jazz crew the Old Rugged Sauce at Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club

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

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

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

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

Fridays in September, 11 PM (except for Sept 13) House of Waters plays psychedelic worldbeat dulcimer music at the Rockwood. They are amazing and dynamic, sometimes calm and hypnotic, other times exhilarating.

Saturdays in September 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.

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 September guitarist Peter Mazza plays 8 PM at the Bar Next Door with a very adventurous choice of ensembles for such a “in the tradition” purist.

Sundays in September 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.

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

9/3, 7 PM eclectic first-call accordionist Patrick Farrell with klezmer chanteuse Sveta Kundish followed at 9 by NYC’s original Balkan brass unit Zlatne Uste and then intense Bulgarian band Cherven Traktor at 11 at Barbes.

9/3, 7:30/9:30 PM powerhouse pianist Orrin Evans’ latest stand begins at the Jazz Standard: a quartet vesion of Tarbaby with Oliver Lake – alto saxophone;Orrin Evans – piano; Eric Revis – bass; Nasheet Waits – drums, $20. 9/5-6, 7:30/9:30 PM hw leads a trio and then a quintet 9/7-8 , $25/$30 on the weekend

9/3-8, 8:30/10:30 PM Jeff “Tain” Watts leads a quintet at the Vanguard, $25.

9/4, 8 PM dark diverse cello rocker Patricia Santos at the Way Station.

9/4, 8 PM  Contagious Sounds presents two sets of indie classica:  Iktus Percussion plays works by Cory Bracken, Ron Ford Cole, Elliot Cooper, Levy Lorenzo, and Steart Saunders Smith at the 9 PM set;  t8ts present works by John Luther Adams, Dan Cooper, Stephen Feigenbaum, Brooks Frederickson, David Lang, and Liza White at 10pm. Bassist Lisa Dowling will also do two of her own compositions for bass, voice and electronics at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

9/5, 7 PM day one of the Resonant Bodies Festival of avant vocals at Roulette features  Lucy Dhegrae, Lautaro Mantilla, Ariadne Greif and their ensembles doing eclectic and interesting new and older works.

9/5, 8 PM guitarist Richard Youngs and the reliably intense Anthony Coleman on piano collaborate and improvise at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15

9/5, 8 PM dark, charismatic, deviously witty literate keyboardist/chanteuse Rachelle Garniez at Barbes.

9/5, 8 PM intense folk noir songstress Larkin Grimm at Matchless, $7.

9/5,10 PM high-voltage avant-garde singer Xenia Rubinos at Union Pool, $7

9/5, 10 PM psychedelic funk with the MK Groove Orchestra at Spike Hill. They’re also here on 9/19 at 10.

9/6, 7 PM day two of the Resonant Bodies Festival of avant vocal music at Roulette features Amirtha Kidambi, improvised etudes by the Elizabeth-Caroline Unit, Jamie Jordan singing electroacoustic works and Megan Schubert singing Coltrane and others plus her own works .

9/6, 7:30 PM chamber music collective Till by Turning premieres bassoonist Katherine Young’s Four Chambered Heart with video installation by Paul Rowley, inspired by Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time (instrumentation the same except for bassoon in place of cello – cool!) at First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, 124 Henry St, Brooklyn Heights, $10

9/6, 8 PM eclectic Balkan jazz trumpeter Ben Holmes leads a quartet at Barbes.

9/6, 8 PM dreampop punks the Highway Gimps and powerpop rockers New Atlantic Youth’s album release show at Bowery Electric, $8

9/6, 8 PM pyrotechnic pianist Kathleen Supove plays Mohammed Fairouz piano miniatures plus the Voxare String Quartet plays his Named Angels, plus performances by Daniel Bernard Roumain and others at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

9/6, 8:15 PM haunting Britfolk/Americana singer/archivist Jan Bell at Pete’s

9/6, 9 PM a cool, fun Americana triplebill: oldtimey swinging Seth Kessel & the Two Cent Band, early 50s/rockabilly parodists Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. and the honkytonking Third Wheel Band at Union Hall, $10.

9/6,10 PM smartly lyrical janglerocker/powerpop songwriter Charlene Kaye at the Cameo Gallery, $12.

9/6, 10 PM Judah Tribe play roots reggae at Shrine.

9/7, 5 PM opening night of painter Shaky Dave Pollack’s new exhibit at the Jalopy; his band M Shanghai String Band plays at 9!

9/7, 7 PM the final night of the Resonant Bodies Festival of avant vocal music at Roulette has Jeffrey Gavett, Christie Finn, a brief composer/performer roundtable, and Kjersti Kveli and her band Cochlea Freedom.

9/7, 8 PM Mohsen Namjoo, the “Bob Dylan of Iran” at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs

9/7, 9 PM jangly Americana jamband American String Conspiracy followed by Tracy Island – Ian and Liza from psychedelic new wave band the Larch- at Freddy’s

9/7, 10 PM dark cabaret/gypsy rock/chamber pop band Kotorino at the Way Station

9/7, 10 PM high-velocity Mexican polka band Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos at Barbes.

9/7,10:30 PM politically aware original female-fronted acoustic Americana trio 2/3 Goat at Hill Country.

9/7, 11 PM the Brighton Beat play psychedelic jazzy Afrobeat at Spike Hill, free, $8

9/8, 8:30 PM acoustic New England noir singer Tim Eriksen and band at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min.

9/8, 9:30 PM toy piano virtuoso Phyllis Chen plays the album release show for her new one at Joe’s Pub, $15.

9/8, 10 PM high-voltage acoustic Romany rockers Kagero at Bowery Electric, $10 PM.

9/9, 7 PM new Yiddish sounds with Michael Winograd- clarinet; Patrick Farrell- accordion; Benjy Fox-Rosen- bass/vocals plus special guests Deborah Strauss- violin and Sveta Kundish- vocals at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St.

9/9, 8 PM Montpelier, France’s Dedalus Ensemble plays new works by Travis Just, Devin Maxwell, Cat Lamb, Jason Brogan, Quentin Tolimieri, Jonathan Marmor, Craig Shepard, John Hastings, and Michael V. Waller at Roulette, $15.

9/9, 8 PM bassist Mark Dresser and multi-reedman Ned Rothenberg improvise at Jack.

9/9, 8:30 PM soprano Lisa Daehlin plus Richard Pearson Thomas deliver crushing intense tales of unrequited love and such by Duparc, Hahn, Poulenc, Satie, Schoenberg, Weill at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10 + $10 min

9/9,10 PM anthemic Radiohead-influenced art-rockers My Pet Dragon at the small room at the Rockwood

9/10, 7 PM alt-country pioneer (and brilliant, eclectic guitarist) Robbie Fulks with violin jazz star Jenny Scheinman followed at 9 by Slavic Soul Party at Barbes

9/10 and 9/12, 7:30 PM pianist Ian Hobson begins his marathon of the complete solo piano and chamber works of Brahms at the DiMenna Center, 450  W 37th St.

9/10, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: guitarist Dave Stryker with Freddie Hendrix – trumpet; Steve Slagle – alto saxophone; Gary Smulyan – baritone saxophone; Jared Gold – organ; McClenty Hunter – drums, $20

9/10, 8 PM smart original acoustic Americana duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne followed at 9 by Rachel Brotman at Pete’s. They’re at the Rockwood on 9/22.

9/10, 8 PM “a mixed Christian Wolff brass program with TILT  Brass and a premiere of a new piece commissioned by FONT from the Roy Campbell Jr Akhenaten Large Ensemble” at Roulette, $15.

9/10, 10 PM singer Hiromi Suda leads a band with Anne Drummond, flute;  Julian Shore, piano;  Tatsuya Sakurai, guitar;  Mike Loren LaValle, bass;  Mathias Kunzli, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min.

9/11, 7 PM improvisational alchemy with Coelocanth feat. Daniel Levin – cello; Russ Lossing – Wurlitzer; Gerald Cleaver – drums at Shapeshifter Lab.

9/11, 7ish a rare acoustic show by dark lyrically-driven punk/postpunk trio Lost Romance at Manitoba’s, playing the album release show for their new one The Light & the Dark, free

9/11, 8 PM psychedelic latin soul sounds with Damian Quinones and band at Freddy’s; they’re at the Way Station on 9/21 at 10.

9/11, 8 PM a Brooklyn premiere of Antiphonal Fanfare for six trumpets by John Zorn, celebrating the memory of Butch Morris, with trumpeters and Morris colleagues plus the New York premiere of a Henry Brant antiphonal piece for 52 trumpets and percussion! at Roulette, $15.

9/11, 9:30 PM tongue-in-cheek, period-perfect early 50s style country from Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. at Rodeo Bar.

9/12, noon-ish amazing all-female jam-oriented klezmer/jazz ensemble Isle of Klezbos at Lentspace (the vacant lot at the triangle of 6th Ave. and Canal)

9/12, 6:30 PM the Rosebuds perform Sade’s Love Deluxe at the Mercury, $15.

9/12, 7:30 PM haunting Lynchian soundtrack/dreampop band the Lost Patrol followed at 9 by the Pitchblak Brass Band album release show at Bowery Electric, $10.

9/12, 7:30/10 PM Debbie Davies – one of the most amazing electric blues players in history – at Lucille’s  $10 adv tix avail. at BB King’s.

9/12, 8 PM cutting-edge, perennial rising star baritone saxophonist Claire Daly leads a quartet at the Gershwin Hotel, $15

9/12, 8 PM Elliott Sharp meets Either/Or – could get crazy – at Spectrum, $15.

9/12, 8 PM Marc Ribot, saxophonist Matana Roberts and Irish guitarist Cian Nugent together at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15.

9/12, 9ish the king of NYC noir jazz, Sexmob, doing their amazing Nino Rota soundtrack thing at Shapeshifter Lab.

9/12, 9 PM the Jalopy Songwriters Circle feat. the historically inspired, devious Robin Aigner plus an eclectic, entertaining lineup of Nick Panken, Feral Foster, Cal Folger Day, Isto, M. Lamar, Kerri Lowe and others at the Jalopy (where else?), free

9/12, 9 PM edgy, eclectic, satirical, lyrically-driven rocker Avi Fox-Rosen – whose album-a-month project this year is stupendously good – at Pete’s

9/12, 9 PM edgy, guitarishly delicious retro swing/honkytonk/blues band Miss Tess & the Talkbacks at Union Hall, $10.

9/12, 9 PM creepy folk noir band Thee Shambels followed by bluegrass crew the Dogbottom Boys at the Way Station

9/12, 10 PM Daria Grace’s torchy, delightful oldtime uke swing band the Pre-War Ponies at Barbes

9/13, 8 PM torchy jazz chanteuse Sarah King & the Smoke Rings followed at 10 by wild 20s hot swing ensemble Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra at Barbes.

9/13, 8:30 PM the Chelsea Symphony plays Sibelius’ Karelia Suite plus other works at St. Paul’s Church at 315 W 22nd St, $20 sugg don; the program repeats on 9/14 an hour earlier at 7:30.

9/13, 9 PM a rare reunion of hellraising, politically astute Americana rockers the Hangdogs (who were sort of the Dead Kennedys of highway rock) with frontman Matthew Grimm doing some tunes off his hilarious new one Songs in the Key of Your Face at Rodeo Bar

9/13-14, 9/10:30 PM chanteuse Camila Meza and pianist Fabian Almazan with an enormous choir at the Jazz Gallery, $20

9/13, 10 PM smart, urbane, catchy female-fronted janglerockers Delusions of Grand Street at Bowery Electric, $8.

9/13, 10 PM Brandi and the Alexanders play torchy oldschool soul at the Way Station.

9/13, 10 PM oldtime country/blues monstrosity the Woes at Rock Shop

9/13, 10 PM western swing/rockabilly/honkytonk revivalists Big Sandy at the Bell House, $12.

9/13, 10 PM Staten Island skiffle/jug band the Wahoo Skiffle Crazies at Union Hall, $10

9/13, 10:30 PM bassist Mark Dresser leads a quintet with Marty Ehrlich, reeds;  Michael Dessen, trombone;  Denman Maroney, hyper piano;  Michael Sarin, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $25 incl a drink

9/13, 11:30 PM diverse, tuneful San Francisco oldtime bluegrass/string band the Brothers Comatose at the big room at the Rockwood, $10. 9/15 they’re at the Bell House at 9 for the same price.

9/14. 5 PM a nightlong atmospheric/immersive sonic evening with Ashcan Orchestra, Leila Bordreuil, Sabisha Freidberg, Richard Garet, Alfredo Marin, Miya Masaoka, and Doron Sadja at the Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Queens, $10

9/14, 7 PM Zeke Healey and Karen Waltuch play resonator guitar/viola duets followed at 9 by pianist Gina Leishman leading a killer sextet and then Cumbiagra – who are sort of a sextet – at Barbes.

9/14, 7:30 PM lurid, torchy female-fronted art-rockers Elysian Fields at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec

9/14, 8 PM Pauline Oliveros and ensemble play Primordial Lift, a surreal work for large ensemble centered around a low frequency oscillator, mirroring the resonant frequency of the earth; Chicago-based composer Olivia Block presents the World Premiere of Dissolution (2013), a solo performance crossing field recordings, recorded dialogues, and live processing at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15.

9/14, 9ish Detroit soul legend Melvin Davis – who cut his first sides in 1961 – in  his Brooklyn debut at Littlefield

9/14, 9:30 PM dark retro 90s keyboardist/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann at Caffe Vivaldi.

9/14 Canadian punk legends DOA play their farewell NYC show at Europa.

9/15, 3 PM the Columbia Street Fair in Red Hook with Sarah Wonsever, The Whiskey Spitters, Karen Duffy and Feral Foster – stop by the Jalopy table and get drink coupons!

9/15, 7 PM a rare solo show by brilliant eclectic violist Ljova opening for Romany jazz guitar paradigm-shifter Stephane Wrembel at Barbes.

9/15, 8 PM explosive,violin-driven, politically aware acoustic Canadian/Americana hellraisers New Country Rehab at Hill Country.

9/15, 8 PM haunting, allusive Americana/indie songwriter Richard Buckner opens for Califone at Littlefield, $17

9/15, 8 PM Berlin piano/cello duo ianist Magda Mayas and cellist Anthea Caddy at Roulette, $

9/15, 9:30 PM Rob Schwimmer and Dorit Chrysler play duets for theremin and lapsteel at Joe’s Pub, $15

9/16, 7 PM purist jazz guitarist Julian Lage opens with a solo set followed by violin eclecticist Jenny Scheinman with Todd Sickafoose, Nels Cline and Jim Black at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/16, 7 PM wild klezmer string band Danzanova followed at 9:30 by bassist Jim Cammack and his group at Shapeshifter Lab

9/16, 8 PM state-of-the-art jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson leads a trio at Jack

9/16, 8:30 PM chanteuse Kristin Slipp and pianist Dov Manski reinvent jazz standards at at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min

9/16,10ish 90s UK postpunk/postrock stompers Clinic at Glasslands, $17.

9/16, 10:30 PM Brooklyn Rider‘s Johnny Gandelsman makes his solo NYC debut at le Poisson Rouge with violin works by Bach, Biber, Glass and Stravinsky

9/17-18, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: intense, lyrical alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon leads a quartet, $20.

9/17, 8:15 PM the album release show for trombonist Alan Ferber‘s big band project “March Sublime” followed at 9:30 by Israeli/Middle Eastern bassist Ayal Tsubery with Eyal Hai – alto saxophone, Daniel Meron – keys, Rafael Russi – guitar, Dani Danor – drums at Shapeshifter Lab

9/17-30, 8:30/10:30 PM Bill Charlap leads a trio with the Washingtons – Peter and Kenny – at the Vanguard, $25. Popular guy, isn’t he?

9/17, 9ish trance-inducing Malian desert blues sounds with Mamadou Kelly and Leila Gobi at Littlefield, $15; 9/20 they’re at Silvana (116th/Frederick Douglass Blvd) in Harlem

9/18, 8 PM haunting Romany/klezmer/art-rock instrumentalists Barbez plays the album release show for their new one Bella Ciao, a suite of music inspired by both ancient Roman Jewish melodies and the Italian Resistance during the Second World War at le Poisson Rouge, $10 adv tix rec

9/18, 8:30 PM female-fronted garage rock and lyrically-driven art/punk/noir cabaret rock: Mancie followed by Hannah vs. the Many at Rock Shop, $10.

9/18, 8:30 PM Bjorkestra leader/saxophonist Travis Sullivan in a rare trio performance at at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min.

9/18, 9 PM inscrutable cellist/multi-instrumentalist/siren Serena Jost and her band followed by Sweet Soubrette (half of dangerously torchy duo Charming Disaster) at LIC Bar

9/18, 9 PM arguably this generation’s best art-rock band, the Universal Thump at Littlefield.

9/18, 9 PM snarling,jazzy southwestern gothic rockers the Downward Dogs at Spike Hill

9/18, 10  PM retro Americana songstress Cara Scarmack at the Way Station.

9/18, 11 PM Trailer Radio, a great two-guitar band with a charismatic West Virginia frontwoman at Rodeo Bar

9/19 the annual, eclectic NY Gypsy Festival starts, all kinds of good deals available for multiple concerts.

9/19, 7:15 PM brilliant Turkish/Middle Eastern jazz quartet Arifa plus the NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

9/19, 7:30 PM violinist Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series kicks off with a program titled The World According to Bach: A Musical Mandala at the World School, 259 Tenth Ave

9/19-22, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: vibraphonist Warren Wolf & the Wolfpack, $25/$30 on the weekend

9/19 and 9/21, 8 PM a reprise of the baroque noir extravaganza The Heirs of Tantalus: From the House of Atreus to the Palace of Nero with words of the Greek tragedians Aeschylus and Euripides, biting commentary from Roman historian Suetonius, and music of Monteverdi, Scarlatti and Handel, “a depraved tapestry of hubris, blood-lust, and vengeance, intertwining mythic characters of Greek tragedy with notorious historical figures of the depraved court of Nero, whose actual crimes dwarf anything the Greek imagination could conjure,” feat.  vocal soloists include soprano Jessica Gould and countertenor José Lemos, and members of the Sebastians under the direction of harpsichordist Jory Vinikour at Broad St. Ballroom, 41 Broad St. in the financial district, $25 tix avail.

9/19, 8 PM indie classical music for two pianos and various piano configurations: pianists Matt Gillespie and Federico Garcia play works by Garcia, Ayo Oluranti; Simon Eastwood and Chris Arrell followed by composer Paul Pinto & ThingNY doing twin piano, toy piano and electroacoustic pieces at the Firehouse Space, $10

9/19, 8:30 PM haunting third-stream jazz composer/singer Sara Serpa leads a quintet with André Matos , guitar;  Jacob Sacks, piano;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink.

9/19, 9 PM Mario Diaz de Leon and Mahir Cetiz employ analog synthesizer, 36-string zither, electric guitar, and piano in improvisations with influences ranging from Xenakis to Scriabin at theAustrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., rsvp req

9/19, 10 PM high-energy female-fronted Austin washboard/jugband trio Mother Merey and the Black Dirt followed by creepy noir cabaret accordoinista Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands at the Way Station

9/19, 10 PM charmingly sultry French chanson revivalists Les Chauds Lapins at Barbes

9/20, 5ish Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, the Budos Band and Charles Bradley with the Menahan Street Band at Williamsburg Park, free, expect to stand in line to get in.

9/20, 7 PM numerous indie classical and classical luminaries perform Mohammed Fairouz works in a Syria-inspired program at Bargemusic including former Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler playing the partita Al Sham, celebrating “the vitality and strength of the Syrian people and of the ability of the human spirit to recover after suffering unspeakable loss”

9/20, 7 PM the Argento Ensemble and New Chamber Ballet perform works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Beat Furrer, Anton Webern, Nina Young, and Michel Galante followed at 8:30 by a dance improvisation and then at 10 Ensemble Mise-en premieres new works by Austrian and American composers – Matthias Kranebitter (will be in attendance), Peter Jakober, Mirela Ivicevic, Matthew Hough, and Moon Young Ha at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St., free.

9/20, 7:30 PM Cadillac Moon Ensemble plays some of their favorite composers: Florent Ghys, Caleb Burhans and Alex Weiser, plus a new Eric Lemmon piece at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St., .$15/$10 stud. There’s also a  6:30 PM free open rehearsal with the composers in attendance there on 9/19.

9/20, 8 PM exhilarating avant garde pipa player/singer Min Xiao-Fen and Korean komungo player Jin Hi Kim plus percussion at Flushing Town Hall, $15

9/20, 8 PM wickedly catchy hip-hop brass grooves with the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at the Knitting Factory, $12

9/20, 8 PM dark electric blues band Jane Lee Hooker at Rock Shop, $10

9/20-21, 8 PM avant garde cellist Charles Curtis plays works by Tashi Wada and others at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15

9/20-21, 9:30 PM bassist Alex Cuadrado leads a quintet with Claudia Acuna on vocals at the Jazz Gallery, $20

9/20, 9/10:30 PM Hush Point with John McNeil, trumpet;  Jeremy Udden, alto sax;  Aryeh Kobrinsky, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums at Cornelia St. Cafe, $20 incl a drink

9/20, 9:30 PM theatrical New Orleans/circus rock jamband Vagabond Swing at Hill Country.

9/20 Canadian gothic chanteuse Lorraine Leckie and her scorching band the Demons at 11 PM at Sidewalk.

9/20, 11 PM eclectic Balkan brass/latin/jazz/hip-hop band the Underground Horns at Battery Harris, 64 Frost St, Williamsburg. The following night 9/21 they’re at Die Koelner Bierhalle, 84 St Marks Pl in Park Slope/Sunset Park, then on 9/25 at 1 they’re playing the outdoor lunchtime concert series  at Lincoln Square Park (66th St/Broadway). They’re back at Die Koelner Bierhalle on the 27th and 28th.

9/21, 5 PM keyboardist Michael Hearst’s Songs for Unusual Creatures – playful, psychedelic instrumentals about weird animals from around the world, suitable for kids – followed at 8 by Dollshot – who put their uniquely creepy, noir improvisational spin on classical art-song – and then at 10 by the reliably boisterous psych-folk Jug Addicts at Barbes.

9/21, 7:15 PM intense acoustic klezmer/reggae/New Orleans/noir jamband Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues

9/21 clever, psychedelic Asian tropicalia jazz group Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica play Esquivel at the Schimmel Center at Pace University on Spruce St. downtown

9/21, 8 PM devious intense, literate, charismatic ukelele siren/songwriter Kelli Rae Powell opens for Lara Ewen at the Jalopy.

9/21, 8 PM drummer Devin Gray’s improvisational unit Vax celebrates the limited edition vinyl-only release of their new album The Sooner We Jump the Better at Douglass Street Music Collective, music at 9 with duelling bassists PascAli (Sean Ali & Pascal Niggenkemper) and then Vax, $10 includes dinner and a copy of the record to first 50 through the door!

9/21, 11 PM dark Syd Barrett-inflected rockers Obits at the Bell House $14

9/21, 11 PM slinky downtempo groove-driven trio El Jezel at Matchless.

9/21, midnight gypsy folk and punk with Taluna and Escarioka at Drom, $10.

9/22, 6:30 PM a screening of the Serbian brass battle documentary film Brasslands, plus sets by Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars and Sazet Band at Drom. $12 adv tix for movie and show; $10 at the door at 8 for the show

9/22, 7 PM the Portland Cello Project with oldtimey chanteuse Jolie Holland at le Poisson Rouge, $15 adv tix rec.

9/22, 7:30 PM purist janglerock tunesmith Kendall Meade a.k.a. Mascott at the Mercury, $10

9/22, 8 PM the Lisa Mezzacappa Trio (Chris Welcome: electric guitar and voice; Lisa Mezzacappa: acoustic bass; and Mike Pride: drums); plus Han-earl Park (guitar), Catherine Sikora (saxophones) and Josh Sinton (saxophone and clarinet) at Douglass St. Music Collective, $10 sugg don

9/23, 7 PM (better get there by 6:30) John Zorn plays the Aeolian-Skinner Organ at St. Paul’s Chapel uptown, 116th/Amsterdam Ave., free.

9/23, 7 PM psychedelic hammered dulcimer instrumentals with House of Waters at 55 Bar, free

9/23, 7:30 PM the Parker Quartet play Mozart – Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 428; Erwin Schulhoff – Quartet No. 1 (1924); Beethoven – Quartet No. 14 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 at Music Mondays, Advent/ Broadway Church 2504 Broadway at 93rd St

9/23, 7:30 PM tuneful lyrical piano brilliance: Dred Scott leads his trio followed at around 9:30 by Kenny Werner leading a quartet at Smalls

9/23, 8 PM indie classical ensemble Hotel Elefant plays the world premiere of Richard Carrick’s new Prisoner’s Cinema inspired by the “prisoner’s cinema,” hallucinatory visions caused by the extreme lack of visual contrast. Hotel Elefant member Kirsten Volness unveils her new song cycle “Precious Nothing,” and co-founder Leaha Maria Villarreal brings a sextet to the program focused on the darker aspects of naturep lus works by Kirsten Volness and Leaha Villareal to open flutist Amelia Lukas’ reliably eclectic Ear Heart Music monthly series at Roulette, $20.

9/23, 9:30 PM retro soul/funk crooner Eli Paperboy Reed at the Mercury, $10

9/24, 7:30 PM eclectic Americana/jazz songwriter/chanteuse Sarah Jarosz at the big room at the Rockwood, $10.

9/24-29, 8/10 PM clarinet genius David Krakauer plays with a series of ensembles at the Stone, $10 ($20 on the weekend with larger ensembles). Choice pick: 9/25 at 8 and 10 doing Zorn compositions from Book of Angels.

9/24-25, 8 PM Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra premieres new music for orchestra and choir by Ingrid Laubrock, Mark Taylor, and Taylor Ho Bynum, plus Braxton’s Composition No. 27 at Roulette, $15.

9/24, 8 PM theatrical new chamber vocal ensemble Cantata Profana at Galapagos

9/25, 7:30 PM powerful, eclectic piano virtuoso Karine Poghosyan leading the St. Vartan orchestra, an ensemble which she founded, in their inaugural appearance playing works by Schubert, Bach, and Liszt at St. Vartan’s Cathedral, 34th St/2nd Ave.

9/25, 8 PM John Zorn’s “dream orchestra” conducted by David Fulmer and featuring violinist Christopher Otto plays Zorn’s Suppôts et Supplications (2012) – U.S. premiere; Orchestra Variations (1996); Kol Nidre (1996); Contes de Fées (1999) at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail.

9/25, 8 PM sprawling Americana/oldtime blues band the Flanks at the Way Station.

9/25, 9ish at Littlefield: the Stars of Kalarachi – Southeast Brooklyn meets Southeast Asia with intense psychedelic Bollywood rock band Bombay Rickey, Bhangra Extravaganza ft. Deep Singh, Zeb Bangash and Michael Winograd and Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars.

9/25, 9 PM Eva Salina (intense Balkan chanteuse Eva Salina Primack’s new project) are the guest stars at Feral Foster’s weekly Roots & Ruckus get-together at the Jalopy, free

9/26, 1 PM the St. Petersburg String Quartet plays works by Britten and Purcell at Trinity Church, free

9/26, 7:30 PM eclectic accordionist Uri Sharlin and the DogCat Ensemble play Balkan and classically-influenced originals at the Lincoln Center Atrium, free.

9/26, 9:30 PM Erica Ramos’ sultry oldschool latin soul groove band Spanglish Fly at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

9/26, 8 PM John Zorn chamber works including Illuminations, Madrigals and Orphee plus three world premieres played by a parade of talent including Talea Ensemble and pianist Stephen Gosling at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail.

9/26, 8 PM AACM founder Muhal Richard Abrams plays solo piano and ensemble works with an all-star cast at Roulette

9/26 Southern Culture on the Skids playing songs from their new Halloween record at Brooklyn Bowl.

9/26, 8 PM the original downtown guitar god, Elliott Sharp plays a set of his signature solo guitar improvisations plus sets by arresting percussionist Eli Keszler, and the Mauritanian duo Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Ould Chighaly at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., downtown Brooklyn, $15

9/26, 8 PM “night of the avant-trombones” with David Taylor, Will Lang and David Whitwell. The heart of the program is the debut performance of the New York Trombone Consort, premiering pieces by David Taylor, Jay Vilnai, and John Chittum plus works by Schubert, Part and others at the DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th, $12/$8 stud.

9/26, 8 PM Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at Terminal 5, $27.50 adv tix avail. Be aware that Okkervill River is headlining afterward – not the best segue.

9/26, 8:30 PM dark garage rock with the Allah-Las at the Mercury, $12 adv tix an absolute must – the 9:30 PM second set is sold out.

9/26, 9/10:30 PM unpredictably virtuosic trumpeter Peter Evans with bassist John Hebert and drummer Kassa Overall at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

9/27, 7:15 PM kitchen-sink Asian/Middle Eastern/calypso/jazz globetrotters Tribecastan at Drom, $10 adv tix rec.

9/27 7:30 PM brilliant bassist/jazz tunesmith Linda Oh leads her quartet at Shapeshifter Lab

9/27, 8 PM hypnotic Comoros Islands chanteuse Nawal at Alwan for the Arts; “Indo-Arabian-Persian music meets Bantu polyphonies and rhythms mixed with Sufi traditions,” $20/$15 stud/srs.

9/27, 8 PM John Zorn jazz pieces including many rare early works played by a parade of talent including Marc Ribot, John Medeski, Sylvie Courvoisier, Kenny Wollesen and others at the Miller Theatre, $25 tix avail.

9/27-29, 8/10 PM lyrical pianist Helen Sung at Dizzy’s Club with Seamus Blake, tenor & soprano sax; Ingrid Jensen, trumpet; Ben Williams (Sept. 27-28) and Doug Weiss (Sept. 29), bass; Obed Calvaire, drums; Samuel Torres, percussion. Special guests: Steve Wilson, alto saxophone (Sept. 27)

9/27, 8:30 PM 10-piece low-register psycho mambo band Gato Loco followed by lush, pensive, eclectic noir cabaret/Romany rock/steampunk chamber pop band Kotorino playing the album release show for their new one at the Cameo Gallery.

9/27, 9/10:30 PM alto saxophonist Melissa Aldana with Pablo Menares on bass and Francisco Mela on drums at the Jazz Gallery, $20.

9/27, 10 PM funky, dark, intense female-fronted acoustic Americana rockers the Sometime Boys at the Way Station.

9/27, 10 PM torchy/sultry, wickedly smart latin rock/soul groovemistress Sandra Lilia Velasquez aka SLV at Pete’s

9/27, 10:30 PM biting electric alt-country band (and Neko Case collaborators) the Sadies at the Mercury, $15 adv tix rec.

9/27-28, 10:30 PM third-stream pianist Jean-Michel Pilc improvises with Boris Kozlov and Billy Hart – wow – at Smalls.

9/28, 3 PM Brother Sun (folk guitar stars Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor) followed by slide guitarist Luke Winslow-King and band at Madison Square Park

9/28, 7:30 PM Django’s Dream: a Romany swing festival with guitarists Stephane Wrembel, Kamlo and Alfonso Ponticello and special guest Dotschy Reinhardt (Django’s granddaugher) at the Schimmel Center at Pace University on Spruce St.downtown, $35

9/28, 8 PM lousy segue, good show: dark Americana songwriter Jessie Kilguss followed by latin rockers New Madrid at Rock Shop, $10.

9/28,9ish desert blues mavens Sway Machinery at Brooklyn Rod &  Gun Club

9/28, 8 PM the DaCapo Chamber Players celebrate the 70th birthday of Cambodian-American composer Susan Ung with a program of her works, two featuring the khaen, the Asian mouth reed organ at Merkin Concert Hall, $20/$10 stud.

9/28, 9ish terse, minimalist, darkly catchy Persian-flavored rock duo the Mast followed by Norwegian folk-pop ice goddess Susanne Sundfor at Glasslands, $12. Sundfor is at the Mercury on 9/30 at 10 for two bucks less.

9/28, 9/10:30 PM Kris Davis leads a trio at Cornelia St. Cafe, $10+ $10 min. Blurs the line where composition and improvisation intersect; her boundless imagination and sometimes delicate, sometimes biting dynamics and melodicism keep you on edge. One of the most consistently interesting pianists around.

9/28, 10 AM til 8 PM, performers throughout the galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art play the music of John Zorn. Zorn will play the organ – the ancient 1830 Appleton on the balcony beyond the musical instruments section – at 8 to wind up the day.

9/28, 11 PM New Orleans brass with Youngblood Brass Band at Drom, $10 adv tix rec

9/29, 4ish noir ska ensemble Tri-State Conspiracy outdoors at Hank’s as part of the Atlantic Antic street fair.

9/29, 5 PM purist postbop alto saxophonist Carl Bartlett Jr. leads his trio at Kinanm Lounge  856 Atlantic Ave (Vanderbilt/Washington), Ft. Greene/Bed Stuy

9/29, 6 PM hypnotic two-drums-and-sax free jazz outfit Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood play the album release show for theirnew one at Downtown Music Gallery.

9/29, 8ish Black Uhuru’s Michael Rose backed by his old rhythm section of Sly & Robbie at  B. B. King’s, $25 adv tix rec.

9/29, 8 PM the Spinal Tap of jazz, Mostly Other People Do the Killing play the album release show for their hilarious new 20s hot jazz parody, Red Hot, at the Firehouse Space in Williamsburg, $10

10/1-2, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: Marcus Belgrave – trumpet with Geri Allen – piano; Marion Hayden – bass; Kassa Overall – drums, $20

10/1, 8 PM saxophonist Oliver Lake’s “Strings & More” featuring Flux String Quartet at Roulette

10/1, 8 PM a cool indie classical triplebill: Wet Ink Ensemble + Mivos Quartet + Yarn/Wire at St. Peter’s Church, 246 W 20th St., $10/students free

10/1, 8 PM conductor/flutist Harold Jones will lead the Antara Ensemble in a program to include Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra, and three works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: the Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622, with Stanley Drucker as soloist; the Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, with Ashley Horne as soloist; and the Flute Concerto in G Major, K.V. 313, with Harold Jones as soloist. at St. Peter’s Church, 54th/Lex, $25

10/2-5, 7:30 PM the world premiere of the grim 70s eco-disaster/recession-themed multimedia project Documerica by indie classical string quartet Ethel at BAM, $20 tix avail.

10/2, 8:15 PM PM punk classical cellist Valerie Kuehne, Americana singer Johanna Warren at 9, saxophonist Oded Tzur at 9:45, dark Americana duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne  at 10:30 at Paperbox

10/3, 7 PM weird segue, great show: Balkan brass monsters Slavic Soul Party followed by the Claudia Quintet playing the album release show for their latest lush third-stream jazz cd at le Poisson Rouge, $15 gen adm

10/3-6, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard trumpeter Brian Lynch celebrates the music of Art Blakey with Donald Harrison – alto saxophone; Billy Pierce – tenor saxophone; Donald Brown – piano; Reggie Workman – bass;Ralph Peterson – drums, $30.

10/3, 8 PM haunting Tunisian chanteuse Sonia M’Barek with Syrian oudist Kinan Idnawi and the brilliant Alwan Arab Music Ensemble at Alwan for the Arts, $25

10/3, 8 PM intense punk jazz with Iconoclast and the William Hooker Ensemble at Shapeshifter Lab

10/3, 8 PM the improvisational Adam Rudolph Go Organic Orchestra at Roulette

10/3, 8:30 PM  hard country/honkytonk rocker Mike Stinson at Hill Country

10/3, 10 PM torchy retro swing/blues band the Fascinators at the Way Station

10/3, 10:30 PM fearless, intense oldschool Detroit soul frontwoman Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Rock Shop, $8

10/3, 11 PM oldschool garage punk with the Oblivians at the Bell House, $17.

10/4, 7 PM Stuart Isacoff plays the first extant pieces written for the piano – by Lodovico Giustini in 1732 – as well as tracing the development of piano styles through C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, Jerry Lee Lewis, Couperin, Ravel, Debussy, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Bartok, Chopin, Schubert and others at Annunciation Church, 91st/West End Ave., $20.

10/5, 3 PM Texas songwriter Carrie Elkin & Her Greats followed at 4 by the rustic Nashville gothic of the Black Lilies at Madison Square Park, free

10/5, 5:30 PM eclectic Balkan/latin brass band the Underground Horns at  BRIC House, 647 Fulton St Brooklyn NY, free,

10/5, 7 PM hard-charging Americana string band Spuyten Duyvil plays the album release show for their new one at the big room at the Rockwood, $10

10/5 Taiwan’s alternately ecstatic and atmospheric pan-Asian acoustic worldbeat ensemble A Moving Sound at Flushing Town Hall

10/5, 8 PM hypnotic south Asian drums with Rhythm of Rajasthan at Drom, $20 adv tix rec.

10/5 dark Americana/paisley underground rockers Mesiko at Rock Shop

10/5, 10 PM hypnotic, fun, psychedelic-as-hell art-rock/prog instrumentalists You Bred Raptors – Epileptic Peat on 8-string bass, Zach Schmidlein on drums and Bryan Wilson on cello – at Arlene’s, $10.

10/5, 11 PM psychedelic postpunk legends Band of Outsiders at Spike Hill

10/6, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra returns to Washington Irving HS Auditorium with maestro Barbara Yahr on the podium with a killer program of Beethoven — Leonore Overture No. 3; Saint-Saëns — Cello Concerto No. 1; Franck — Symphony in D minor, $15 sugg don, reception to follow

10/6, 4 PM Polish choral quartet Ensemble Peregrinus sings their country’s earliest extant pieces—rare songs and sequences from 1000 AD—written for St. Adalbert, Boleslaw I, and Otto III, who engaged in a medieval political drama, at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail.

10/6, 8 PM Lorraine Leckie does her dark chamber pop thing with Czech violin great Pavel Cingl at the Rockwood

10/6, 8:30ish sharp, lyrical Americana chanteuse Linda Draper and 70s avant folk legend Kath Bloom trade songs upstairs at 2A.

10/8 creepily rustic, intense, violin-fueled Italian folk ensemble Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at Highline Ballroom

10/8 deliriously fun piano-based Afro-Cuban jazz with the Pedro Martinez Group playing the album release show for their new one at City Winery, $18

10/8, 7:30 PM the Hugo Wolf Quartett play works by Mozart, Schubert, Topel, Hersant, and Schmidinge at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/8, 7:30 PM Polish early music ensemble Arte dei Suonatori play music of Telemann inspired by the composer’s travels in Poland at the Morgan Library, $35.

10/9, 7 PM the Wailin’ Jennys’ banjoist Ruth Moody with her killer band: Adrian Dolan on fiddle, mandolin, viola, mandola, accordion; Adam Dobres, electric and acoustic guitars, ukulele Sam Howard, upright bass, at Subculture, $17 tix avail.

10/9, 8 PM Either/Or (NYC) and Ensemble Son (Stockholm) “A Double Quartet collaboration” at Roulette

10/9, 8:30 PM smart, eclectic, guitarishly excellent janglepop songwriter Charlene Kaye at the Mercury

10/9 9 PM gothic folk/noir janglerocker Mac McCarty with his excellent band (including Walter Ego on bass) at Sidewalk

10/10, 1 PM Decoda – Owen Dalby, violin; Anna Elashvili, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Claire Bryant, cello play Britten: Quartet No.1 in D Major for Strings, Op. 25 ; Brahms: Quartet No.1 in C minor for Strings, Op. 51 at Trinity Church, free

10/10, 7:15 PM, Ernst Lubitsch’s silent film The Loves of Pharaoh with music by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. performed by Numinous at PS 321, 180 7th Ave, Park Slope, $15.

10/10, 7:30 PM NYC’s original Balkan brass blasters Zlatne Uste at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

10/10, 7:30 PM Austrian jazz with Brein’s Cafe: Georg Breinschmid, bass; Vladimir Karparov, saxophone; Antoni Donchev, piano at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/10, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard: chanteuse Tierney Sutton plays the album release shows for her new Joni Mitchell tribute with Mitch Forman – Hammond B3, piano; Kevin Ax – bass; Peter Erskine – drums, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday.

10/10, 8 PM electric roots rock triplebill: the Roscoe Trio with the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Jimbo Mathus, fiery female-fronted Americana punks Spanking Charlene and the legendary Del-Lords at Sullivan Hall .

10/10, 8 PM the US live premiere of Unfolding Secrets: A Symphony of the Heart by dark art-rock chanteuse Kristin Hoffmann with Italian composer Marco Missinato at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St .

10/11, 7 PM legendary psychedelic Turkish rockers Yeni Turku at Drom.

10/11, 7 PM cellist Petr Nouzovsky and pianist Patricia Goodson play 20th century Czech composers from neo-Romantic to the avant-garde by Josef Adamik, Leos Janacek,  Josef Bohuslav Foerster, Roman Haas, Bohuslav Martinu, Geraldine Mucha, Viktor Kalabis and Leonard Bernstein. at the Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St., free.

10/11, 8 PM socially conscious new music group Ensemble Pi commemorates the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War with music by John Harbison, South African composer Philip Miller, Kristin Norderval, and Krzysztof Penderecki. With guest speaker David Riker, co-writer, with Jeremy Scahill from the film Dirty War at the Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St .

10/11, 8 PM Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook shred their axes together at Roulette, $20

10/11 Nashville gothic siren Nicole Atkins at Bowery Electric

10/11-12 Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center.

10/12, 8 PM reliably intense multi-reedwoman Anat Cohen leads a quartet at the Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail.

10/12, 9 PM ferocious original Balkan monsters Raya Brass Band playing songs from their outrageously good new album at the Ukrainian National Home, 140 2nd Ave., $15.

10/12, 9ish southern soul cult legend Barbara Lynn at Littlefield, $15 adv tix rec.

10/13, 3 PM Il Giardino D’amore – a Baroque orchestra with musicians from Poland, Italy, and Spain – perform sacred and secular love songs at  Church of the Epiphany, 22nd St at 2nd Ave), free

10/13, 6 PM composer/performer Mike McGinnis creates his own tone poem depicting a sonic landscape bridging a Swedish archipelago and the woods of his native Maine plus a dance piece at Roulette.

10/13, 7:30 PM  bAgg*fish: Michael Fischer, tenor saxophone, feedback saxophone, violin; Marcos Baggiani, drums, little instruments at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/15, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard – Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra (with Becca Stevens in the role of Bjork),$20.

10/15, 7:30 PM the Aleph Guitar Quartet play works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Bernd Richard Deutsch, Peter Jakober, Arturo Fuentes, and Manuel Hidalgo at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req .

10/15, 11 PM dark anthemic psychedelic rockers Musiciens sans Frontieres at the Bitter End

10/15 dark 4AD-style dreampop rockers Dead Leaf Echo at the Silent Barn in Bushwick; 10/19 they’re at Spike Hill and 10/21 at Paperbox.

10/16, 6 PM Odd Harmonics feat. twelve custom-built theremins opens to the public at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery feat. artists Francois Chambard and Cassandra C. Jones

10/16, 7 PM Cygnus Ensemble with guest artists Elizabeth Farnum, Bodies Electric and Sheer Pluck play works by World premieres by Giacomo Manzoni, Daniele Venturi, Peyman Farzinpour, Martin Boykan and John McLachlan and others at the Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave just south of W. 118th St, free

10/16, 7 PM the ACME String Quartet (Caroline Shaw, violin; Caleb Burhans, violin; Isabel Hagen, viola; and Clarice Jensen) play works by Shaw at the World Financial Center, free ACME will give a repeat performance of selections from Caroline Shaw’s Ritornello on 11/2 at 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Rogers Auditorium, paired with Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.

10/16 three-sister Americana/chamber pop band Shel at the Morrison Hotel Loft; 10/18 they’re at the Rockwood

10/16 Kent Tritle plays a solo organ recital at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, music by Mendelssohn, Bach, Liszt, and Widor.

10/16, 8 PM the American Modern Ensemble play Pierre Jalbert’s Visual Abstract, Jason Haney’s moody Epigrams (NYC premiere), Tight Sweater by self-proclaimed neo-Baroque composer Marc Mellits, and The Thin Ice of Your Fragile Mind by AME’s house composer Robert Paterson. at Roulette

10/17-20, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard  ex-Mingus Group altoist Charles McPherson with Brian Lynch – trumpet; Jeb Patton – piano; Kiyoshi Kitagawa  – bass; Jonathan Blake – drums, $25/$30 Friday & Saturday.

10/17, 7:30 PM the Ruff Pack: Matthias Loscher, guitar; Stephan Kondert, bass; Daru Jones, drums at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

10/17, 8  PM Gene Coleman & Ensemble N_JP and the Momenta Quartet improvise and play new works with Asian and American instruments at Roulette

10/17, 8 PM Tempus Continuum Ensemble teams up with Mobius Percussion Quartet for a performance of works by Michael Boyd, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen and more at the Cell Theatre, $8

10/17, 11 PM an eclectic danceable and trippy triplebill: psychedelic funk with the People’s Champs, desert blues-rock with Sway Machinery and Afrobeat with Emefe at Spike Hill, $6.

10/18, 8 PM percussionist Alessandra Belloni leads her delirious high-voltage Italian Taranta project at the chapel at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, $25.

10/18, 9 PM Tim Easton doing his pub rock/rockabilly mashup at the big room at the Rockwood, $TBA.

10/18-19 soaring Canadian Americana chanteuse Lindi Ortega at Subculture

10/19 8 PM le Poeme Harmonique sing Monteverdi and other pre-baroque composers at the Miller Theatre, $30 tix avail.

10/19, 6 PM Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco and the band New Weather play theremin music at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery

10/19-20 brilliant desert blues band (and Tinariwen spinoff) Terakaft at Joe’s Pub .

10/20, 5 PM organist Victoria Sirota plays works by Bach and by her husband Robert Sirota at the Church of St. John the Divine

10/21, 8 PM staring down the end through composers’ eyes: the London Symphony Orchestra with Emmanuel Ax at the piano play Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K.595; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141 at Avery Fisher Hall, $35 seats avail.

10/21, 9:30 PM dark glam band Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds (ex-Cramps and Gun Club) at the Mercury, $12 gen adm.

10/22 7 PM cellist Inbal Segev plays music of Mozart and Piazzolla with pianist Mirian Conti, violinist Benjamin Breen, and violist Dov Scheindlin at the Yamaha Piano Salon, $30/$20 stud

10/22, 8 PM Mario Diaz de Leon + Talea Ensemble + TILT Brass at Roulette

10/23, 8 PM Mind Games: improvisational quartet Denman Maroney, bassist James Ilgenfritz, saxophonist Angelika Niescier, and percussionist Andrew Drury at Roulette.

10/24, 7:30 PM sacred steel with the Campbell Brothers at the Lincoln Center Atrium

10/24, 8 PM exciting shamisen/reeds/pipa trio Yumiko Tanaka / Ned Rothenberg / Min Xiao-fen at Roulette.

10/24, 8:30 PM eclectic powerhouse jazz violinist Ali Bello leads a sextet with the great Juancho Herrera on guitar at Zinc Bar, $15

10/25, 7 PM popular oldschool country/bluegrass/oldtime swing trio Red Molly unplugged at the Rubin Museum of Art, $22.50 adv tix highly rec.

10/25, 8 PM pianist Haskell Small plays Mompou’s Musica Callada at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 W 69th St, $15/$10 stud/srs.

10/25, 8 PM pianist Katya Grineva plays a Romantic program of works by Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Ravel, Satie, Bloch, De Falla, Gurdjieff-De Hartmann and Rimsky-Korsakov  in memory of her mom at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, $25 tix avail.

10/26, 7 PM dark literate San Francisco pianist/chanteuse Dawn Oberg at Something Jazz Bar.

10/26 8 PM Dena El Saffar’s paradigm-shifting violin-driven pan-Middle Eastern band Salaam at Alwan for the Arts, $25

10/26, 8 PM the Brooklyn What sing the surreal, smart, edgily funny art-rock songs of their late great lead guitarist Billy Cohen at Rock Shop, $10

10/26, 8 PM violinist Monica Huggett & New York Baroque Incorporated play concertos and orchestral works of J.S. Bach at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st, $35.

10/26, 9PM early postpunk legends Certain General,with drummer Dee Pop’s Private World at the Ding Dong Lounge, 106th/Columbus Ave.

10/27, 10:30 AM (morning show – yikes!) the Dublin Guitar Quartet make their New York debut at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. with works by Glass and Ligeti, $22, coffee/refreshments provided

10/27, 4 PM Pomerium, New York’s illustrious a cappella chamber choir, movements from Tallis’s lush, joyous Missa Puer Natus Est plus motets by Sheppard, Tye, White, Byrd and Parsons at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

10/27, 5 PM  Flexible Orchestra’s “Clarinet Madness” at Roulette.

10/29, 6 PM the Horszowski Trio play Joan Tower, John Harbison at the Miller Theatre, free, free drinks at 5:30.

10/29, 7 PM pyrotechnic Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20

10/29-30, 7:30/9:30 PM at the Jazz Standard – alto sax powerhouse Rudresh Mahanthappa’s cutting-edge, Indian-inspired Gamak, $20.

10/30, 8:30 PM guitarist Assaf Kehati leads his trio  at the Bar Next Door

10/31, 1 PM Decoda – James Austin Smith, oboe; Anna Elashvili, violin; Angelia Cho, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello play works by Britten, Kurtag, Mozart and Finzi at Trinity Church, free.

10/31, 7 PM the queen of Coney Island phantasmagoria, Carol Lipnik & Spookarama followed by creepy instrumentalists Villa Delirium at Barbes

10/31, 7 PM NYC’s original circus rock/noir cabaret band, World Inferno at Warsaw, $22.

10/31, 7:30 PM rock en Espanol group – and Elvis Costello collaborators – La Santa Cecilia at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

10/31, midnight noir jazz pianist Dred Scott leads a quintet at the small room at the Rockwood – great choice of show for this particular evening

11/2 noir guitar duels with Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 at Bowery Electric

11/2, 6 PM thereminist Carolina Eyck and pianist Christopher Tarnow and Graph Rabbit  perform new pieces for piano and theremin at the Judith Charles Gallery, 196 Bowery

11/2, 8 PM eclectic jazz vibraphonist Warren Wolf leads his quartet at the Miller Theatre, $25 seats avail.

11/4 Steve Martin’s bluegrass backing band the Steep Canyon Rangers at City Winery,  $20

11/4 the NY Philharmonic’s Contact series moves downtown to Subculture for a premiere of Essa-Pekka Salonen chamber works introduced by the composer.

11/5, 7 PM otherworldly grooves from across the Sephardic diaspora with Rabbi Gad Bouskila, Hazzan Yohai Cohen and the NY Andalus Ensemble at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20.

11/5 7:30 PM cello/accordian duo Wolfgang Panhofer and Alfred Melichar at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/7, 1 PM Decoda – Anna Elashvili, violin; Nathan Schram, viola; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello; Angelina Gadeliya, piano play Britten: Lachrymae; Holiday Diary; Suite for Violin and Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano at Trinity Church, free.

11/9, noon-ish to 4 PM there’s free jazz all over Central Park, the complete lineup and map of performances is here.

11/9, 11ish the Big Takeover play smart third-wave ska at the big room at the Rockwood

11/10, 4 PM celebrated British viol-and-harp consort Fretwork play John Dowland”s Lachrimae and a selection of pavans at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

11/10 string quartet Brooklyn Rider with banjo shredder Bela Fleck at le Poisson Rouge

11/11, 8 PM North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz premiere the Concierto Cubanero by Cuban guitarist Jose Lezcano with the composer featured as soloist at Christ and St Stephen’s Church 120 West 69th St (bet Bway and Columbus), free.

11/12, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Reisinger, drums and electronics; Dave Liebman, saxophones at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/14, 1 PM Grace Cho and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, piano; NOVUS NY ensemble members Owen Dalby, violin; Alexandra Sopp, flute play Britten: Mazurka Elegiaca, Op. 23, No. 2; Gemini Variations; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos at Trinity Church, free.

11/14-16 & 11/19 the NY Philharmonic play Christopher Rouse: Oboe Concerto (with Liang Wang, oboe; NY premiere; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan (with Glenn Dicterow, violin) at Avery Fisher Hall

11/15 noir Spector-esque chamber pop/psych band Gringo Star at the Cameo Galley.

11/15, 7:30 PM the Hagen Quartett play Beethoven and other composers at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/16, 8 PM brilliant Iranian kamancheh improviser/composer Kayhan Kalhor (of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble) and Ali Bahrami Fard perform original compositions from their recent album I Will Not Stand Alone. at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs

11/16, 9ish perennially vital CBGB-era psychedelic punks Band of Outsiders and dark Swedish garage/psych rockers the Plastic Pals at the Ding Dong Lounge, 106th/Columbus Ave.

11/17, 3 PM maestro Barbara Yahr leads the Greenwich Village Orchestra with guest violinist Itamar Zorman playing Moshe Moshe Zorman — Galilean Suite; Tchaikovsky — Romeo and Juliet, fantasy overture; Brahms — Violin Concerto at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow.

11/20, 7 PM Hawaiian guitar music with Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole at Elebash Hall, 5th Ave. north of 34th St., $20

11/20, 7:30 PM Alan Feinberg, piano; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Ursula Oppens, piano with the Brentano String Quartet play Charles Wuorinen works for solo piano and string quartet at the Morgan Library, $35

11/20, 8 PM Rachel Calloway, soprano; Olivia de Prato, violin; Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman play works by microtonal composer Georg Friedrich Haas at the Miller Theatre, $35/$25 stu.

11/21, 1 PM acclaimed, eclectic cellist Matt Haimovitz plays works by Higdon, Britten and others plus a Berio Sequenza at Trinity Church, free

11/21, 7 PM History of Tango with Quintet of the Americas (wind ensemble), Polly Ferman (piano) and Daniel Binelli (bandoneon) play music by Piazzolla, Mores, others and new works by Daniel Binelli  at Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Ave, Manhattan.

11/22, 7:30 PM Wolfgang Muthspiel’s Vienna World -Wolfgang Muthspiel, guitars and voice; Becca Stevens, voice; Billy Childs, piano at the Austrian Cultural Center, 11 E 52nd St., free, res req

11/22, 8 PM Cesar Reyes plays music of Lecuona, Lavista and Diez-Nieto at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. in the west village.

11/22-23, 8 PM the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis collaborates with Indian jazz orchestra the Sachal Jazz Ensemble at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center – amazing – a cross-cultural cross-pollination not to be missed.

11/24, 4 PM the Cassatt String Quartet play Dvorak’s American Quartet, a traditional Japanese work plus the premiere of James Nyoraku Schlefer’s “Dream Corner,” a septet for string quartet, shakahachi, koto and shamisen at the Tenri Institute, 43A W 13th St $25

11/24 pianist Alessio Bax plays Liszt’s “Dante” Sonata at Alice Tully Hall

12/5, 1 PM Decoda – Owen Dalby, violin; Anna Elashvili, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Claire Bryant, cello play Britten: Quartet No. 3 for Strings, Op. 94; Berg: Lyric Suite at Trinity Church, free.

12/7, 8 PM new music from Iran and Syria with Saeid Shanbezadeh plus eclectic Syrian saxophonist Basel Rajoub, percussionist Naguib Shanbehzadeh, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh; trumpet player Basel Rajoub; and Tunisian violinist Jasser Haj Youssef at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave (at 70th St), $35/$30 stud/srs.

12/8, 3 PM the Greenwich Village Orchestra’s annual family-friendly holiday concert: GVO’s Gary Dranch will be on hand to play Rossini’s Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra, and everyone can try an instrument at the post-concert Instrument Petting Zoo, at Washington Irving HS Auditorium, Irving Pl/17th St., $15 sugg don, reception to follow

12/10,6 PM Yarn/Wire play works by Eric Wubbels, Alex Mincek, Mei-Fang Lin and others at the Miller Theatre, free, free drinks at 5:30.

12/11, 7 PM  well-known gems of the 17th century Baroque by Bilber, Bertali, and Muffat as well as recently discovered anonymous works that reside at Kromeriz in the Czech Republic, performed by Tatiana Daubek, Leon Schelhase and Beiliang Zhu at the Czech Center 321 E 73rd St, free

12/15, 4 PM well-loved a-cappella quartet Anonymous 4 sing medieval music from England, France and Spain at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W 121st St., $10 tix avail

12/30-31 9ish Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5, $35 adv tix avail or $60 2-night tix avail.